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Season 6 Finale Discussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36822545Sticky[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, To Where and Back Again, written by Josh Haber & Michael Vogel, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on US TV. For those who watched the episodes when they aired in the UK, keep it in the spoiler threads until it's aired here.
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Nother Nonymous 36822595

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Best animation passage: Chrysalis crawling out of the cluster of cocoons like a monkey/spider and suddenly snapping her head around 180 degrees.

Nice little detail: Thorax's metamorphosis into a deer-bug thing involved a brief pupa stage.

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IDW Comics Thread: October 2016 Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36822025Sticky[View]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #47
Ted Anderson (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a & c)
Election Part 2 The election race between Filthy Rich and Mayor Mare is closer than expected! With disagreements between friends growing, will the town find a way to unify and chose the right candidate?

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #33
Christina Rice (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
When a traveling rodeo come to town, Applejack must discover the secret history of Cherry Jubilee!
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Unlikeable pony 36822475

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Yeah, I saw that on the toys too.
I think its supposed to be part of hasbro's attempt at making MLP more gender neutral: The logo used to be bright pink, while its white now.

Oh HELL YEAH. fans have been looking forward to a soarin/Dash comic for a LONG time :)

I wonder if there will be any implied shipping? It would result in simultaneous hate and celebration on derpibooru and /mlp XD

Good artist and writers too :)

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Season 6 Remaining Episodes Spoiler Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36821995Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

Apparently in the UK, they're going to be airing the remaining episodes pretty close together. According to their TV schedule, they're going to be airing 623 and the two part finale from Wednesday to Friday morning, and 624 on Monday.

So I figured instead of just the usual Anticipation thread for each individual episode this week, since with several coming out so close together that would just clutter up the front page, it'd be more convenient to just have this one thread to discuss the episodes as they come out. I'll still make a Discussion thread for episodes airing on Saturday, in case there are people who avoided the leaked episodes.

EDIT: Turns out we won't be getting Where the Apple Lies.

The remaining episodes in the season are:

Where the Apple Lies
>When Apple Bloom tells a white lie to cover up a mistake, Applejack shares the embarrassing story of how she came to value honesty following a series of lies that almost destroyed the farm and landed the whole Apple family in the hospital.

Top Bolt
>Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle are sent to Wonderbolt Academy to help two friends, Vapor Trail and Sky Stinger, solve an important friendship problem that is keeping them from getting into the academy.

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Unlikeable pony 36822406

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I must be the only person who likes that OC :/

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Future Content Dicussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36814446Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

Season 6
The season's theme is "Explore Equestria".
Episode title: Flutter Brutter. Definitely the episode where Fluttershy's brother makes an appearance. Expected to air early in the season, at least before June 7th.
A picture was shown of Pinkie, Rainbow Dash, and Maud at Manehattan. Very likely an actual screencap.
What was reported from Toy Fair 2016:
>During the Toy Fair 2016 closed door press event, a new season 6 animatic with a griffon named Gabby was revealed. It was strongly hinted that griffons could get cutie marks, and the episode revolves around that.
>And joining her, there were apparently some new dragon chracters in the slide. We heard rumors they were Hearthswarming based, but can't confirm that. One looked female.
>New Hearthswarming Episode Song Details:
>Background ponies team up with mane 6 to decorate>Derpy dropped some boxes, annoyed Rarity, plopped a Christmas star on her head, then hid in a tree branch
>All the mane 6 and CMC Sing
>Christmas dragons
Chiara Zanni, VA of Daring Do, has said that she recorded an episode back in July.
John de Lancie was involved in recording at least one episode, and that seems likely to be a two parter.

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Unlikeable pony 36822565


I know everyone is entitled to their opinions, but DAMNED did I hate the G1 movie. I watched some G1 (and the movie) because I'm a firm believer in "If you don't watch or read something you can't honestly say its bad", but I was not impressed.

The movie was a huge bore, and I honestly didn't find the smooze compelling.
Catchy song though. I will admit that.

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Twilight Sparkle is a Mary Sue? !gEapIYWEa2 36822414[View]

I like Twilight Sparkle, and don't really see how she can be a Mary Sue. Protagonist, sure, but the only episode where she seemed really "Sueish" was Magical Mystery Cure. Otherwise, she isn't a blatant self insert of either the writers or Tara Strong. Heck she isn't anywhere remotely like Tara. She isn't considered beautiful, but more importantly she isn't considered *remarkable* in appearance, at most she's described as a little scrawny. She has an ordinary eye color (for a pony) and she's a terrible dancer.

I'm just reading through this and trying to figure out where people would think of her like a Mary Sue: http://katfeete.net/writing/sue.php

Princess Mi Amore Cadenza is off the charts, but Twilight barely registers. Even Applejack gets a higher score, what with the dead parents, and the freckles, and winning an award for being the most well liked pony in all of Ponyville.

There aren't any prophecies about Twilight, specifically. There are ones about the main 6, but the prophecy stuff cuts off pretty much once Twi gets princess'd. I mean, I guess she's royalty now, but she was born to just ordinary parents, who weren't abusive or anything. She's also taking a more passive, supportive role in the background as a princess, and going absolutely nuts for not being able to participate in any of the adventure.

Not everybody likes Twilight. Heck, Sparkler hates her guts for one-upping her organizational skills. Twilight even aggravates her friends at times, though less so as a pretty princess. She doesn't rage against the machine, and is pretty content with the way the world is.

Any character can be portrayed as a Mary Sue, but for all Twilight is ridiculously overpowered at times, I just don't see her fitting in that role most of the time.
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NostalgiaSchmaltz!jdKt6Dif02 36822575

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The comics are in the same position as EQG: The show has never referenced them, so there's no reason to believe that they are canon to the show.

Thus, I just consider them a separate continuity.

Anonymous 36822596

I'd say she's written that way sometimes, but not always. Top Bolt for example had both - her characterisation was mainly her true nerdy self who wants to get into the theory of flight (I love this version of Twilight), but they still managed to get in an "I used to be imperfect at Friendship, but now I'm the ultimate expert the Princess of Friendship and resolve everyone's friendship problems!" part. It's what I call a "Sue Moment", based on my limited understanding of the term, but I wouldn't necessarily say her entire character has become a Sue.

Basically, to me, it's whenever they overdo the "Twilight has Master Level Friendship skill now" routine - whenever they emphasise that Starlight is her student, generally, except for the odd time early on where she admits she's been thrust into the position of teacher and might not be perfect at it.

It's down to the individual writer, I suppose.

Clarity!EGL9GiOd9k 36822598

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>"Stars will aid in her escape" to not be about the 4 stars that freed nightmare moon

What four stars? The "stars will aid in her escape" IMO is just the good old "when the stars are in a certain constellation X will happen" prophecy.

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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree Discussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36821807[View]

This thread is meant for discussing My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree by Kristine Songco and Joanna Lewis.

Because of a channel in Brazil, Legend of Everfree aired early with the option of watching with an English track. So someone of course recorded that, and the movie's basically out for us now.

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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 36822543

>implying molestia

Anonymous 36822594

Now I see why it didn't even try with the cinemas this year...

Not gonna lie, it's an effort to like this one. I like to stay optimistic and say that it's 'good but the bottom of the pile' but have to concede that I'd find it hard to justify the 'good' part to anyone who isn't at least equally optimistic. When you look at what's not so good about it: You've got Flash Sentry 2.0 (*vomits*) and Demon Transformation 3.0 (EQG Demon Transformation and subsequent forgiveness next movie are probably their own TV Tropes pages by now) and unfortunately those make up 80% of the story. Thus, the story isn't very interesting as it's more of the same tired old stuff

I'm just disappointed as usually DHX makes the best of the directives they're given and personally I even enjoyed the first EQG which I know many didn't, but they didn't seem to put much love into this one (by which I mean their effort and passion, not the TwiFlash 2.0 crap which is so cheesy that it resembles one of the quesadillas that Twilight is supposed to be averse to)

I like the concept, that it's about finding the elements of harmony in their world, but everything else is so recycled and generally lacking that it's hard to really rate it positively - and the power crazed demon transformation idea has been reduced from an interesting adaptation and fleshing out of Luna becoming Nightmare Moon (in the first one) to a point of ridicule by now. It had some good character moments (Pinkie's mind, if a little predictable, and Fluttershy's LPS/Blythe moment) and some decent songs. But unless the specials next year freshen it up with new ideas, I think it's probably a good time for them to take EQG around the back of the proverbial shed and put it out of its misery.

And I'm far from an EQG hater. I liked the first three, loved the second, and would rank them either 2,3,1,4 or 2,1,3,4 (will have to rewatch 1+3 sometime and decide which is better). But this one is definitely a "Must Try Harder".

Anonymous 36822597

To add to >>36822594
I'll give it another plus point, which is that it went so far into the issue of Twilight being tormented by her past. They've shown this with Luna, Sunset, Starlight etc but I really felt that they went that little bit deeper and darker with the repeated nightmares and shouting herself awake. This contrasts from Sunset who seemed to have an easier time of forgiving herself (and managing to be such a likeable character that it also worked for the rest of us). This in my opinion is good meaty stuff that is true to life.

Maybe I was a bit harsh on it, it did have plenty of good things like that. I was just kind of disappointed to see the whole "power crazed demon defeated by the elements of harmony" thing yet again, I mean seriously?

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Does the show ever refer to multiple birdpone? !gEapIYWEa2 36822573[View]

I'm almost entirely sure that the plural of "pegasus" would be "pegasoi" since Pegasus is a Greek noun (with male declension), not a Latin noun. But it's all Greek to me, so what I care about is how the show has referred to multiple pegasuseses.

I wanted to ask before I went and tried to marathon 6 seasons of MLP just to find somepony talking about a bunch of pegasus ponies at once.

Do the characters ever say "pegasi"? or "pegasuses"? Or is it just "pegasus ponies" everywhere? Is it consistent? Do they say pegasi in one episode, and pegasudes in another?
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They have been referred to as pegasi on several occasions. And pegasusususes once.

!gEapIYWEa2 36822584

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aha, that's where I heard pegasuses...es! I figured it was Pinkie, but forgot exactly when she said it.


So, pegasi. Rome reigns supreme!

Nother Nonymous 36822586

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If the plural were going to be "pegasoi," the singular would be "pegasos." Timeo Danaos, et poni ferentes.
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How would you rank each season? Xylon!l7.O6DCdPw 36822434[View]

Hey everybody! You know me. I like my lists, and now that Season 6 has aired every episode in one way or another, I think it'd be fun to see how it compared to the rest of the show for everybody. For me, I'm going to rank the seasons from my favorite to least favorite.

S4 > S2 > S5 > S1 > S3 > S6

Season 4 - I know that Season 2 and even Season 1 has a special place in a lot of people's hearts, but Season 4 to me was the most consistently entertaining season thus far. It has my favorite episode, Pinkie Pride, and probably the best season finale with Twilight's Kingdom. There are very few below average episodes during that stretch, and while not all of them hit home runs, only one episode was a major dud for me, that being Somepony to Watch Over Me.

Season 2 is pretty fantastic in its own right, only beaten by a few factors. For one, it has my least favorite episode, The Mysterious Mare Do Well. Second, as enjoyable as A Canterlot Wedding can be with your brain turned off, I still don't find it as satisfying as other two-parters. Still, it has my second favorite episode, Hurricane Fluttershy, and one of the best stretches of consistent quality at the start from episodes 1 through 5.

Season 5 surprised me with how well it was able to keep momentum going for the most part. Amending Fences and Crusaders of the Lost Mark have some of the biggest emotional highs in the series, which for me is STILL eclipsed by the ending of Tanks for the Memories, where the last five minutes are so sublime that it'd be my favorite episode had the quality been like that for the first fifteen minutes. The season even has what I consider to be the best season premier. Why is it only #3, then? I just find myself suffering a string of apathy from episodes 20 onward, culminating in a season finale that I really, really don't like. Even so, the season was quite solid all around.

Oh Season 1. What fond memories I have of you. I became a fan of the show when just 20 episodes had aired, and I never looked back. It was a simpler time with simpler plots, and though some of the emotional impact would be eclipsed with time as better episodes were written, I will always have a fondness for the first batch of 26 episodes. Except for that owl. And that phoenix. And the Diamond Dogs. Screw those episodes.

Poor Season 3. Since it only had half of the episodes the others did, there were not many chances to shine
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Toothless 36822572

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>On that note, I agree with most of your list but think S1 should be a little lower IMO.
I just took my average season ratings and organized them like that.

S1 Avg: 6.69
S4 Avg: 6.34
S2 Avg 6.31
S5 Avg: 6.15
S6 Avg: 5.65
S3 Avg: 5.53

>Since then, she's like a completely different character and completely reversed; it'd be like if Trixie showed back up and was shown to be super powerful at magic without the amulet or something.

I actually like Starlight now. I had my initial doubts about her, but I do like what they've done with her, especially in No Second Prances. She has a social awkwardness that is different from S1 Sparkler that I really like, where she kind of just completely misses points and mingles in her own unique sort of style.

Xylon!l7.O6DCdPw 36822587

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I wonder what my list would look like if I ranked every single episode and then took the average. I'd probably rank out of five myself, something like this:

0 = Actually offensive to me
1 = Very much dislike the episode
2 = Overall thoughts are either dislike or boring, but not awful or having some redeeming spots
3 = A pleasant if not really remarkable episode
4 = I really enjoy the episode
5 = There is something about this episode that makes it special to me

Toothless 36822591

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Taking the seasonal average for each season is the only way I really see ranking the seasons fairly. Initially my list was S1 > S2 > S4 > S6 > S5 > S3 because I had a bias not having as strong of a memory over the specifics of the S5 compared to S6, but when I took the time to look at every episode, it became obvious that S6 ranked worse than S5. The ratings surprised me as well when I saw that S4 had a lot of gem episodes that I don't think about being a part of that season and kind of just blended into FiM as a whole.

Also if I do ratings, I like the out of 10 rating simply because if I did out of 5 I would end up with pretty much everything ever as a 3 as the smaller the list the more of a stickler I am for moving things up or down in rating and tend to lean towards a 3.
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The Problem with Pinkie Pie ChocolateCrane!nGGHowUMN. 36820916[View]

What the bloody hell happened to poor Pinkie Pie?

She used to be my favorite pony... but ever since season 2 the writers turned her into a shrieking, psychopathic, vexation of the spirit. And this has been a consistent problem throughout every season thus far. The only moment I can recall where Pinkie acted like the Pinkie I knew and loved once again was in the episode Hearth's Warming Tail during her song Pinkie's Present. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DJbjw5LaLA&feature=youtu.be&t=7s

Would anyone care to explain how flanderization THIS bad can go unchecked for soooo long? It seriously makes a tear come to my eyes when I think how my favorite character from my favorite currently airing cartoon was mutilated to the point where she is my least favorite character T^T (even worse than Rarity; I know, it's a scary thought o.o)
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Toothless 36822403

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Well yeah, even when we use the term flanderized it often doesn't fit the bill all that well more often than not. It's more of just the basic concept and problem that is caused by being a mary sue or flanderized is still prevalent without it necessarily being what is happening is what we are talking about.

But yeah Cadence is probably the closest thing the show has to a true Mary Sue, but I kind of like her being one, she isn't a main character and often isn't the focus of the show, so having her be her pretty perfect self every once in a while isn't so bad as compared to Sparkler who is in our face all the time.

Nother Nonymous 36822589

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Watching the S6 finale and feeling glad that Chrysalis escaped the clutches of Friendship and went off to be bad by herself, it occurred to me that a show in which somebody has to learn a moral life's lesson every episode has the opposite problem from flanderization. The characters tend to get better and nicer, so that they gradually lose all their flaws and idiosyncrasies and converge on an abstract ideal of Goodness.

There are a million ways of being flawed, but only one way of being perfect. That's why Satan is always a more interesting fictional character than God.

I don't know a word for anti-flanderization, but there ought to be one.

Toothless 36822590

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>I don't know a word for anti-flanderization, but there ought to be one.
I generally call those kind of characters generic. Where the character tries to fit a general concept rather than be something unique. Flanderization is where you force unique behavior on a character and make it the all encompassing trait of who they are.

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Supination Nother Nonymous 36822576[View]

This is a trivial point, but it bothers me. IRL horses can't supinate their forearms -- that is, they can't rotate the sole of their hoof so it faces upward. (Most mammals, apart from apes and humans, can't either.) But Equestrian ponies can. They're shown all the time on the show in palm-up postures. But how do they do this? You practically never see an intermediate position. One frame the sole faces downward; in the next frame, it faces upward. I suspect that the animators just change the shape of the end of the foreleg for most ponies. But this won't work for the ones that are wearing shoes -- i.e., Luna and Celestia, with their gold and silver sandals. Does the sole of the sandal rotate toward the midline? I don't think I've ever seen it in that position. There seems to be an intermediate position in some shots, but I don't have the necessary software to look at individual frames.

Sometimes you will see a pony pressing one or both soles to her face in a half-supinated position (pic), so there must be rotation. But I can't recall ever seeing the bottom of one of the princesses' sandals. Do the shoes magically change shape as they go from pronated to supinated? Can someone do a frame-by-frame check and report back?

Postscript: you CAN see the bottom of a princess's shoes in some shots -- e.g. s6e25 at 3:22. But they're fully supinated already. The animators seem to be avoiding the in-betweens.
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Toothless 36822580

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They're magical horse, so I don't think normal horse anatomy applies to them.

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To an extent, yes. But when the animators blatantly defy basic parts of anatomy, like having them stand upright and move their front legs as if they were arms, it's pretty jarring. These are horses, not humans.

Reee, etc.

Toothless 36822582

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Could be worse, at least the facial expressions are... oh right.

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Rank ALL of Season 6! EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6 36822330[View]

Perfect 10s
1) Saddle Row Review
2) Hearth’s Warming Tale

Great Tier
3) To Where and Back Again
4) Every Little Thing She Does
5) Dungeons and Discords
6) Gauntlet of Fire
7) Spice Up Your Life
8) Where the Apple Lies
9) 28 Pranks Later
10) Top Bolt
11) Gift of the Maud Pie
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Unlikeable pony 36822567

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Me too.

>Saddle and row is meh


>not liking flutterbrutter
Oh come on, Fluttershy was the best she's been in a LONG time there! :D

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Toothless 36822568

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Don't be a little bitch, and do it.

Unlikeable pony 36822570

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New to Mlp and character and universe discusion TheImmortalLegend 36822562[View]

Recently I just watched the first two episodes of MLP FIM season one. I don't remember exactly but I was watching a YouTuber who does MLP reactions(I didn't watch his videos for that though). I watched one of his MLP reactions and afterwards I guess I thought I might give the show a try. So I watched the first two episodes.And they really surprised me. I wasn't expecting a interesting fantasy world with unique characters. There are obviously deeper fantasy worlds(ASOIF For example) but I think the shows interesting so far in how it deals with it. Instead of chopping off limbs MLP uses comedy and friendship to solve its problems. Which if that was by itself personally I wouldn't have been able to stand those first two episodes. What does make it interesting is the characters. They have unique personality and surprisingly for me the characters are actually funny. Also I have watched a little bit of the next couple of episodes. And I get the impression that there are a lot of filler episodes. Which is fine even some of my favorite animie series(not that I've watched many) have filler episodes. Still though like I said before I think what makes them interesting is the actual characters. Already have a general impression of the show. Mostly because I spoiled slot of plot elements from season 3 and on. Which is fine for me I know I will still enjoy those episodes. Anyways I just wanted to say why I decide to start watching MLP.

Toothless 36822563

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>I just wanted to say why I decide to start watching MLP.
That's cool. At one point and time all of us here decided to do that. And then never decided to stop.

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Season 6 Episode 24 Discussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36822418[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Top Bolt, written by Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco; story by Meghan McCarthy, Joanna Lewis, & Kristine Songco, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.

This includes the episodes that aired early in the UK. For the sake of those who avoided the leaks, please refrain from spoiling anything in the episode before it's aired in the US.
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Unlikeable pony 36822455

Yeah, I thought the kid looked like LD's color scheme too :p
But I think that's a coincidence (if for no other reason than that would make Sky stinger significantly older than lightning dust, and she seemed to be about the same age as RD, as did sky stinger.)

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Lightning Dust has two different shades of color in her mane while the baby only has one. Plus the baby's blue is darker than Lightning's light turquoise.

Also she doesn't have the lightning bolt fringe like the baby and the other siblings have.

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Just watched Where the Apple Lies and Top Bolt back to back. Both excellent episodes. So glad that this season continues to impress me despite faltering slightly in the middle of the season with weak or downright painful entries such as Cart Before the Ponies and The Times They Are a Changling respectively.

WtAL, started off a little weak, but kept on getting better and better as it progressed. Top Bolt was great all throughout except for a few minor faltering scenes here and there toward the end of the episode. Both where able to deliver an astonishing level of 10/10 character interactions, especially those involving 3 or more ponies. I loved the way the characters bounced off each other; seems that the writers have come a long way in writing effective and compelling dialogue since the show's "awkward" stage in seasons 2-3. As FiM matures, it just keeps getting better and better; I cant WAIt for season 7! \(^o^)/

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Anonymous 36822221[View]

When did you realize you no longer enjoy MLP, and that you're only watching it because it's easier to stick with a habit you've developed over time than to give it up and find something new to fill the void?
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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 36822504

>the time that you stopped beating your wife.

lol wat

Nother Nonymous 36822506

Textbook case of a question with no right answer — when the prosecutor asks, "Mr. Smith, have you stopped beating your wife?"

AustroSpike ~Element of Makeshift Moe~ 36822538

I enjoy it more for the whole community and personal history than I would without them, but I don't not enjoy the show and fan creations itself.


Helmets? Anonymous 36822505[View]

Quick question, it's been a few years since I watched. I distinctly remember at least one instance of the brushes on the helmets in MLP being the pony's actual manes coming up through a slot rather than colour matched hair attached to the helmet, but I can't for the life of me remember where I got that idea from. Did this ever happen?
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Anonymous 36822530

I'm not talking about merchandise. I've got a clear recollection of Shining Armour's helmet working that way in-show. Nice reaction image though?

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You must've imagined it.

Anonymous 36822535

Yeah, guess so. That's all I could find too. Thanks for the hand.

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Rank EVERY episode of EVERY season ChocolateCrane!nGGHowUMN. 36822485[View]

First off, I promise this is not merely an attempt to overthrow Equestria guy's thread. After being called out on something in his thread, however, I feel obligated to make this topic. While the main reason for me making this thread is to lay out my own opinions and preferences, I encourage all of you to provide your own lists as well (I DO go and meticulously look through everyone's lists in threads like this btw.)

All scores are out of 10:

Season 1

(1-1&2) Friendship Is Magic = 8.5

(1-3) The Ticket Master 8.6
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Toothless 36822525

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>Comparing episodes is my fetish
I figured it was a personal thing. That you just liked to manage your own list.

>do you feel like the episodes with higher scores on your list are the ones you are most passionate about?

Isn't that how this works? The ones you care about more are scored more extremely because you care more about it one way or the other. When I cared more about the show, I would imagine that some of those 5 I have would be moved up or down to 4's or 6's and other numbers rankings would lean more towards the the higher or lower end of the spectrum.

>I try to keep individual parts of the episode separate from my overall impressions of it.

I follow this idea for the most part, Smile is just that damn good of a song. It turns a good episode into a great one, the episode didn't really have any major issues to begin with so it's not like it's that big of a change.

ChocolateCrane!nGGHowUMN. 36822526

>I figured it was a personal thing. That you just liked to manage your own list.

I love seeing other people's perspective on things too ^^

>Isn't that how this works? The ones you care about more are scored more extremely because you care more about it one way or the other.

I feel like there are some episodes that I am passionate about which are ranked lower than others which are, in my opinion, "objectively" good. Hurricane Fluttershy is objectively good, imo, but I don't find myself nearly as passionate about it when comparing it to another episode with an identical score like Every little Thing She Does or episodes with lower scores like Owl's Well That Ends Well, for example.
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Toothless 36822527

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Well obviously quality still plays into a factor, but enjoyment of something and how passionate you are also plays as much a factor in rankings as well. I try to keep those factors balanced as much as possible in my ranking, but I'm not perfect.

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My Little Pony: Generations 1-3 ChocolateCrane!nGGHowUMN. 36821516[View]

Have any of you guys watched the previous generations of MLP? If so, what are your impressions? Did any episodes surprise you with a "better than expected" watching experience? How would you rank them against one another?

Personally, I have never watched Mlp until the 4th generation back in early 2011. I got totally hooked and continued watching til this very day. However, I never even considered watching the older generations until about a month ago. I'm not quite sure what prompted my interest, but I decided to download episodes en masse off of yayponies and overall I was pretty surprised by what I discovered.

For reference, beforehand, the only things I knew were #1 Gen 1 had the elustrious Sea Pony master race, therefore it HAD to be at least tolerable. #2 Gen 2 was super girly, fruity nonsense, badly animated and just a general eyesore. #3 Gen 3 had those creepy horse faces on the ponies which completely turned me off and super saturated colors that hurt my eyes Q.Q

Well, I've watched quite a few episodes since then and I must say that I was quite surprised to find how different my initial impressions were to the way I feel now. Generation 1, which I heard had fantasy/ exploration elements and the like, turned out to be my least favorite of the bunch. I was completely floored to come to the realization that the generation home to my sacred Sea Pony brethren was utter shit o.o The voices were so God awful, I couldnt stomach more than 5 or 6 episodes. It's really and truly a shame; I had hoped gen 1 would be a veritable oasis for me and my longing for a more adventurous Mlp setup.

Generation 2, on the other hand, started out really strong. There was some plot point about ponies partaking in telling stories to one another at a sleepover, and I gotta say, the way the story took off had me hooked! Next couple of eps were gold too. Lots of satisfying character interactions, well executed voice work, surprisingly good animation; the whole shebang! I was so into it, that I couldn't wait for the downloads to finish and instead opted to watch them via stream. Again, it was really impressive... for awhile. Then, maybe 7-8 episodes in, it started feeling like they just stopped trying lol. Voice acting went downhill fast, animation began to look really cheap and inconsistent, and the plotlines became very by-the-numbers. I think I stopped watching around episode 11, but only after skipping around to a few different episodes la
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!gEapIYWEa2 36822410

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It's interesting having watched some of it a long time ago, and recently. Smooze scared the piss out of me when I was like, 5. Watched it recently, and it wasn't as scary. But still kind of... yeech. I don't really remember any of the ponies from before G4, because they're all exactly the same. Villains, I can remember. I didn't remember that Katrina had such a... affectation for Victorian era culture, but I sure remembered her giving everyone who watched it a macrofur fetish.

G3/3.5 isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Oh it's bad, I've no argument there. But it's got the elements of a good show, just the people making it were literally retarded, low budget, and didn't give a fuck.

Like... with the song in "Greetings from Unicornia," they draw the place rainbows are born, but they don't even bother trying to sync any of the characters to sing the song. The fact that sometimes the animation matches with the song, but most times it's not even related, really shows what lazy fucks they were. The animators knew what the song was singing about, but they just didn't care.

!gEapIYWEa2 36822413

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> facepalm-worthy wtf moments like seeing Rainbow Dash, wingless, and basically acting more like Generation 4 Rarity than what we'd come to expect.

Why does everyone have such a huge problem with that? Can two different ponies not have the same name? It's like having a fit because "Cloud Chaser" is a dark grey stallion.

Cyan Hide 36822458

I liked Generation 1 for it's long, epic 4-10 part stories and good villians, but 99% of the characters were bland to the point of being replaceable with each other. Hell, Wind Whistler's the only pony in the entire of G1 to get any kind of arc. Also every non-villian story was girly filler, usually a tea party.

>MLP Tales was cut from a more 'slice of life' vibe. The stories all have nice morals and the characters are AMAZING. Also, ships are a thing here. I don't...actually have much bad to say about G2, besides maybe that every ep has a song and most are shit.

>G3 from 2003-2007 was good, if there weren't many episodes. Many of the characters get arcs over this run. The longer stories are really good. There's, as Crane said, a charm in G3 that none of the other gens ever quite match. Also Minty is bae.

>G3 208-2009....Twinkle Wish Adventure was actually nice and sassy but literally everything else made in these two years was REALLY shit!!!

G1 best pony: Wind Whistler

G2 Best Pony: Patch

G3 Best Pony: Minty

G3.5 Best Pony: Scootaloo (Not baby Scootaloo. Never baby Scootaloo)

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MLP DOUJINSHI Oshare_tantei_Rarity
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Anonymous ## Mod 36822453

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Season 6 Episode 23 Discussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36822220[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Where the Apple Lies, written by Dave Rapp, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.

This includes the episodes that aired early in the UK. Please keep all discussion about those episodes in spoiler threads until 1 week has passed.
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Unlikeable pony 36822347

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Bollox!60EJwbmzEs 36822349

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So he's Shining Cadenza then


!gEapIYWEa2 36822408

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Oh, I think it's not such a big plothole. Other holes, on the other hand...

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Starlight as a HiE !gEapIYWEa2 36821907[View]

Starlight is so much like what I'd expect from a "Brony in Equestria" story, it's uncanny. Friends with the main 6, socially stunted, unaware of the norms of pony society, completely naive about the consequences of her magic, while absolutely fascinated with it. Forget Equestria Girls, "Our Town" was a metaphor for Earth, and the M6 went and snagged a human from there.

Am I the only one who's getting this vibe?
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Toothless 36822392

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>Do you honestly think that after YEARS of this kind of behavior, there are no repercussions to her mental state, that would subconsciously justify her doing something like she did in Every Little Thing She Does?
Did anyone actually disagree with this? Like I'm fairly certain everyone is in agreement that Starlight brainwashing the mane 6 makes perfect sense.

Bollox!60EJwbmzEs 36822393


Exactly. Being separated from the rest of the world and having to run this commie village gave her autism.

!gEapIYWEa2 36822409

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Starlight had to be pretty fucked up in the first place to brainwash an entire village for years just to have friends. And as I said, that part felt tacked on, especially with how different her personality was in season 6.

If Starlight had been a brony, and S5E01+02 had been about her coming to Equestria, messing up everything and getting told Twilight style, it doesn't seem like anything else would have had to change after that. She's a stalker in S05 b/c Twilight sent her packing, after I dunno, stopping her from destroying Equestria to try and replace it with the human world. She's a bitch in S05E25+26 because she blames Twilight for getting stuck in ponyland. And everything in S06 is just... "oh my god I really am a pony."

Especially when she starts... feeling the magic of this very important wizard, if you know what I mean.

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