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Future Content Dicussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36804862Sticky[View]

Apparently we have reply limit in threads. So new future content thread!

Future Episodes
Canterlot Boutique
Written by Amy Keating Rogers
Rarity's dream of owning a boutique in Canterlot finally comes true, but it comes at a price Rarity may not be willing to pay.
Airs 9/12/2015

Rarity Investigates
Rarity must prove that her friend is innocent when Rainbow Dash is accused of a crime that she did not commit.
Airs 9/19/2015

Made in Manehatten
Applejack and Rarity are called to Manehattan to solve a friendship problem; they find themselves helping Coco Pommel with a major project in her neighborhood, but the three soon discover that they've bitten off more than they can chew.
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DemonioBlanco(iPhone) 36804923

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Most of the times my post sound like I'm in rage

But that anon that scream "G3meme bait" and all that, make me look like a Zealot of the show

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Official Weekly Re-visit Thread Season 3 Episode 8 Nickel Storm 36804814Sticky[View]

Okay folks, Up next we have Season 3 Episodes 8, Apple Family Reunion, Written by: Cindy Morrow

The link to the episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwrpbe_mlp-fim-s3-e8-apple-family-reunion-hd-no-watermarks_shortfilms

Watch this episode again, comment as you do. What did you like/dislike, anything you missed before? Or just general discussion about every little aspect of this episode.

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I want an episode with real foucs on AJ too

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IDW Comics Thread: August 2015 Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36803849Sticky[View]

My Little Pony Friends Forever #19
(W) Christina Rice (A) Brenda Hickey
Rarity has a genius idea to expand the Cake’s business! However, Rarity’s big dreams may overtake the Cake’s sanity before the new venture can even get off the ground!

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #33
(W) Thom Zahler (A) Tony Fleecs
“Night of the Living Apples” Part 2! The Bad Apples’ rule is now law in Ponyville! The only hope lies with FLUTTERBAT!
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Unlikeable Pony 36804903

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While your theory is something I'd very much enjoy seeing, the covers give off the impression that she's conscious of herself and not being possessed (It looks more like in the second one that she's using her magic to resist/fight against them for example).
That being said, both of the covers could be metaphors for her being taken over by the Umbra.

>Also in comic news, Gilda will apparently be showing up in a future comic, which was noted to not feature Rainbow Dash. I'm guessing she gets paired up with someone else in a future FF.

Now THAT is interesting :)
I'd actually hope for a Gilda/Fluttershy one if so: given how douchey Gilda was to Fluttershy, it could be a really nice chance to show off Gilda's character growth or jerk with a heart of gold side if they have her defrosting a bit and trying to make amends.

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EQG 3 Discussion Thread Anonymous 36801875Sticky[View][Last 50 Posts]

Now that actual information about the movie is being released, I figured it could use a thread to keep all the info in one place.

Discuss the upcoming EQG movie here, post all relevant info/spoilers/whatever.

Article/Trailer: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/07/01/my-little-pony-comic-con-exclusive/29568545/
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Anonymous 36804926


>You only have to have QUALITY to have a better soundtrack, not quality

I seriously disagree. Having the same number of songs well done but in caps lock/shouting does not mean it'll make a better soundtrack.
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Overthinking Dept. (Dialect Division) Nother Nonymous 36804888[View]

AJ and all the Apple family (plus Hayseed Turniptruck) speak a stereotyped "Southern" (SE U.S.) dialect of American English. Almost everypony else in Ponyville speaks Standard Middle Western American English, which seems to be the local dialect. AJ was born in Ponyville. (We know that because Granny Smith came to Ponyville as a little girl, and she and her descendants have lived on the farm ever since.) The central territory for AJ's dialect seems to be the "Wild West" desert area of Equestria, since everyone in Appaloosa (plus Cherries Jubilee) speaks like AJ, as do most of the Apple family from out of town.

If Ponyville was founded by ponies speaking AJ's "country" drawl, why do so few of its residents speak that way? And why do AJ and Applebloom retain their ancestors' dialect, instead of talking like the other Ponyville ponies that they grew up with?

Apparently, their speech habits were fixed in the bosom of their family while they were still colts and fillies, before they went off to school and got exposed to the standard dialect. But where did that family come from? Who did Granny Smith find to marry? It had to be some immigrant; she couldn't have married one of her siblings. Likewise, her offspring (the father or mother -- which? -- of AJ, Big Mac, and Applebloom) would have had to marry someone who came to Ponyville from elsewhere. Where did AJ's other three grandparents, and one of her parents, come from? Did they speak "country"? (It's not simply the rural dialect; the Pie sisters, who grew up on a farm, speak Standard Poneglish.) Why didn't any other new settlers in Ponyville speak it?

The only theory that makes sense is that it's genetically determined. But we know from "Simple Ways" that AJ can speak Standard when she wants to. What gives here?
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Nother Nonymous 36804889

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Possibly relevant graphic.

Anonymous 36804922

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>If Ponyville was founded by ponies speaking AJ's "country" drawl, why do so few of its residents speak that way?

Carpetbagger bum-rush after the war.

Anonymous 36804924

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Is there some epic pony war in the past?

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Autistic_Anon!BRATzK6Q6o 36804849[View]

posted this in /oat/ already, but they think it's uncool to like the show anymore, so I'm posting it here too

ITT, fantasy blind readings. Pick one or more VA's and assign them an MLP character you'd like to hear them voice temporarily. Then give us some lines you'd particularly want to hear from them (they don't all have to be from the same episode).

Sean Schemmel- Princess Celestia
>No. You won't. You may have made it impossible for Shining Armor to perform his spell, but now that you have so foolishly revealed your true self, I can protect my subjects from you! (then follow up with one of his familiar power up screams)
>A phoenix is a majestic and magical bird. While it appears healthy and happy most of the time, every so often it must renew itself by shedding all of its feathers and bursting into flame. Rather melodramatic, if you ask me.
>I know! Can you imagine how dull it would have been if I hadn't invited Discord? Come on! Whoo! The night is still young!

Chris Sabat- Princess Luna
>Fine! We won't even bother with the royal farewell!
>No, Twilight Sparkle! We must use the traditional royal Canterlot voice for what we are about to say. Since you choose to fear your princess rather than love her, and dishonor her with this insulting celebration, we decree that Nightmare Night shall be canceled! Forever!
And just for grins, I'd like to hear both of them reenact the scene where they're bickering about the wedding gift during Slice of Life.

Anonymous 36804867

It's not doable sadly, as he's gone to the great reading room in the sky. But ...

Gore Vidal philosophizing away in the mind of Gummy.

And I'd do these two were it possible:

John Hall as Queen Chrysalis. Yeah, the gender thing is all wrong. It's more of the underlying idea of background and character here. And charisma. Now, Chrysalis' voice is already messed up a bit with all that distorted echoing. Modern sound processing being what it is it's not beyond the edge of possibility, maybe as the deeper range of a two part voice over. (Say who? See: "Riding on the Edge: A Motorcycle Outlaw’s Tale.")

Finally, Ricardo Montalbán as Sombra.

I have no lines to offer as examples, just the idea of oddball VAs.

Autistic_Anon!BRATzK6Q6o 36804882

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>the gender thing is all wrong
That didn't stop me. Or John Dimaggio

Geldon 36804887

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Naturally, Luna could only be improved with the dulcet tones of Morgan Freeman.

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Dashed hopes, empty dreams Nother Nonymous 36804805[View]

A recurring theme in a number of episodes is seeing a character achieve a longed-for outcome, only to find out that the prize isn't worth the price. The classic expression of this is "The Best Night Ever," but there are other examples -- e.g., Rarity in "Sweet and Elite," Rainbow Dash in "Wonderbolt Academy" and "Daring Don't," AJ in "The Last Roundup," and so on. Compare Applebloom's fears in "Bloom and Gloom." The upcoming episode (S5 E14) looks like it may be another example. Whenever bright new dreams clash with old ties, the dreams have to fade. Is an overarching message of the show that your future has to be limited by your past?
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Anonymous 36804858

She did bitch and leave, though, and get replaced by former co-workers all the willing to sell out her vision.

Unlikeable Pony 36804877

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I don't really think Cutie marks = destiny is a hasbro thing though, since Hasbro wouldn't mandate HOW cutie marks would be barfed on everything, only that they WOULD be slathered on everything.

Basically Hasbro probably mandated "do a season revolving around cutie marks" and the rest was up to McCarthy to decide on.

That being said, cutie marks aren't really something that can be blamed on one person for being presented as unbreakable destiny, since its happened on so many episodes.

Anonymous 36804878

They still sound like yes men hacks

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Official Weekly Re-visit Thread Season 3 Episode 7 Nickel Storm 36804631[View]

Okay folks, Up next we have Season 3 Episodes 7 Wonderbolts Academy, Written by: Merriwether Williams

The link to the episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwrnmx_mlp-fim-s3-e7-wonderbolts-academy-hd-no-watermarks_shortfilms

Watch this episode again, comment as you do. What did you like/dislike, anything you missed before? Or just general discussion about every little aspect of this episode.

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Anonymous 36804753

That's sort of what I meant


Interesting to see Bulk again.

Anonymous 36804873

Random memebait #1,878?

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Season 5 Future Content Discussion Thread NostalgiaSchmaltz!jdKt6Dif02 36791188[View][Last 50 Posts]

Even though S5 just got a confirmed air date, we're already receiving hints and teases at future content.

Use this thread for posting/discussing future episode details.
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Anonymous 36804776

There, that's the kind of stupid I expect from McCarthy.


I'm so hyped to hear the full version too.

Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36804860

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Looks like Daring Do will be making another appearance (Chiara doesn't voice any other characters). Since she recorded an episode only last month, it must be for season 6.

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Anonymous 36804815[View]

Detailed reviews and commentaries thread.
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Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36804820

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>So... I'm guessing that these are old /pony/ posts
The posts have dates on them, and the DS and RoH one were from this year. I'm pretty sure these are from /mlp/.

Geldon 36804822

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>Detailed reviews and commentaries thread.
*skims those examples*

Looks like standard show overthinking to me. Technically, that's what the entirety of /pony/ is for. Choose a specific topic out of all that and we might just roll with it.
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The Person Who Posts As Rainbow Dash 36804850

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Bardsworth Brony!.QqkDUCQV2 36804668[View]

I don't typically post on this board, but I'm currently making my way through season 4 (held off as long as I could, and finally my curiosity got the better of me) and just watched episode 4, "Daring Don't".

I don't know if this was discussed previously, but I felt a HUGE opportunity was wasted on this episode. I kept expecting the end to find out that all along Rainbow Dash was writing a fanfic (or Twilight wrote one for her), and that the writers could get a few friendly jabs in at the fanfic community. Imagine my surprise and disappointment when, no, all of it was true.

Sorry if nobody cares, I just felt like sharing that. Go about your business.

Unlikeable Pony 36804669

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Its not 100% gone as an option though: There could still in the future be an episode about Rainbow dash writing (bad) fanfiction.

Like learning that sometimes just because you LIKE something (Reading daring do books) doesn't mean you'd be GOOD at it (Writing them).
Be interesting to see dash cope with not being able to do something she had her heart in.

Time Lord!3klnXNcRlQ 36804828

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Don't worry, lots of people didn't like that ep, for lots of the reasons. e.g. I feel it lessens the Daring Do stories to have them be based on real events, I suppose since it means the joy of reading fiction still hasn't been touched upon. They also wasted their chance to make Daring Do more than a Dash recolour (e.g. have Daring Do's cover artist not just drawing the author), but nope.

The whole ep was kind of a mess too. All of the mane 6 are there to just watch as Do gets mugged in her own house, but then it's just Dash for large parts of the rest of the ep...

Ah well.


Great idea.

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Season 5 Episode 11 Discussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36801377[View][Last 50 Posts]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Party Pooped, written by Nick Confalone, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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I hope the yak returns. 10/10

Unlikeable Pony 36804671

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Only if their return involves starlight doing something "not perfect" and her getting dogpiled by 10 angry yaks jumping on her.


Another awesome Pinkie episode. 10/10

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Anonymous 36804734[View]

How would you feel if the show outright stated that Spike was considered an adopted member of Twilight/Shining's family?
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Geldon 36804823

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I can't really see much changing if Spike was adopted by Twilight or any other pony, seeing how he's already doing his best to try to integrate into pony society.

It's probably not going to happen unless a plot calls for it, though, as the developers are rather careful not to paint themselves into many corners.

Anonymous 36804829

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>that image
They're not exactly consistent with sizes, are they?

Geldon 36804833

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They sure aren't.

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Spike is a Metaphor for Evangelical Christians Enlightened Pony 36803380[View]

So, /pony/, it occurred to me, during the regular course of my day, the reason Spike seems to have not developed at all throughout the series.

As you may know, I just got back from Trotcon a few days ago, so I know what the Meaning of Pony is. I was just going about my day, pondering my own insecurities and the meaning of life and pony, as usual. There was an evangelical program on in the background when my mind finally made the connection.

Spike, as a character, represents old, fixed, immovable ways of thinking, and specifically evangelical Christianity.

I should have seen it before.

Let's break this down:

1. Spike is a dragon. Dragons are typically driven by greed and other base desires.

Evangelical Christians are obsessed with overcoming these base desires, so much so that they forget about the true meaning of life - friendship, love. Their minds are overcome by these thoughts, just like a dragon.

2. Spike has no perceptible character development since Season 1.
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Anonymous 36804790

I like the idea of him being an "honorary pony", so much I don't think he's the only one. I won't say who I consider are the others, though ;^)

Admiral 36804799

I'm not sure if Ponychan is the right platform to continue advertising your cult on.

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Those aren't really three convincing resemblances that you nailed down there. They're more like three huge blanket statements, many of which are taking the worst possible perspective against evangelical Christians who often aren't my favorite people either.
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Anonymous 36804746Locked[View]

"Anon? I have a secret to tell you, but you can't tell ANYPONY".

"I'm gay".

Anonymous ## Mod 36804750

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Maroon Auburn!QEUQfdPtTM 36800628[View]

So.. Shall we talk about Gummy- The greatest philosophical thinker of our time.
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Unlikeable Pony 36800679

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To me it more seems like him focusing on the cutie mark is due to the writers being told that this season has to focus on Cutie marks and what they're about.

Cutie marks honestly haven't been a big deal before this season if you weren't the CMC, Hasbro probably just said to focus on it since Cutie marks are an easily trademarkable image for characters to define who they are.

One of the best parts of the episode XD

I disliked 100, but DAMN was that a great part. It was just so randomly serious that I couldn't help but laugh.

On that note though, the "an endless search for a cutie mark" bit seems off, in that you don't really search for a cutie mark for more than a couple of years. Its something that happens at puberty more or less and you have it the rest of your life, no searching needed.

Unless you're trouble shoes, who's an outlier, there's nothing about your cutie mark that you keep searching for.

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Anonymous 36800686

I'm flattered, really. But I didn't know 669 was the number for Heavenly Father.

Anonymous 36804740

I think it was "cutedensca" or something.

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DemonioBlanco, the protector 36803601[View]

Are we lucky that we did not got a Cupcakes reference on the episode 100 or on the "dreams are scary" episodes?
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Anonymous 36804712

FiM has always had references that the target audience wouldn't get.

Positively Pinkie!tb0JArteeA 36804714

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Luckily Lyra cooked em up and ate em.

Anonymous 36804728

But not really as meme/brony bait

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Anonymous 36804245[View]

Is EQG the DmC of FIM?
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Anonymous 36804422

I didn't understand that reference.

Anonymous 36804475


Neither did I.

Dinna fash, we'll do flash faking it.

Anonymous 36804711

So many three-letter abbreviations, so little time.

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Season 5 Episode 10 Discussion Thread Marimo!Mrb.TaRPks 36800812[View][Last 50 Posts]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Princess Spike, written by Neal Dusedau, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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Geldon 36801783

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Finally caught this episode, too.

Pretty good Spike balance here. I feel almost as though they brought "immature" Spike and "snarky" Spike into a unified whole.

Interesting view into pony politics here. The four princesses and how they operate. How their subjects tend to be a tad overly demanding of them (e.g. trying to bug Twilight Sparkle to make decisions when she's too out of it).

Overall, pretty solid episode, fun and interesting. Season 5 continues to deliver.


I love Inspiration Manifestation more than this episode too.

Unlikeable Pony 36804670

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Who doesn't? XD

Inspiration manifestation was an INCREDIBLE episode. Damn, was that good.

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Troubleshoes Clyde 36796576[View]

Why does this pone exist? Does any pony have a back story for how he came into being? Is his mere existence just some random reference that I don't get? Why does he just randomly let fillies into his house? Most importantly, why did this episode have to be made?
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Anonymous 36804451

A horse is a horse of course of course.

I just wanted to say that here.


I'm a horse!

Anonymous 36804658

Sure you are, hun.

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