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Season 8 Episode 11 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828780[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Molt Down, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828856

>>36828850
Perhaps.
I Was happy at least to see them use Roc's in the series mythology. (though isn't it pronounced ROKE not RAWK?)

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>>36828856
I have no idea how they are pronounced in English.

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>>36828824
I'd always assumed it was some kinda defect imposed on him from Twiggy's magic outburst while artificially hatching him or something.

>>36828845
Yay wb!
Seemed like Spike woulda been easily eaten tho if not for the interference by his friends. Probably a Roc's only likely chance to nack a dragon.

>>36828856
>>36828861
I always heard it pronounced Rock but, from sources that could easily be mispronouncing it, so...we still don't know how its sposed to be pronpunced i guess.

I always thought Tartarus is pronounced like Tartar Sauce too, and not Tar Tar Us like MLP does so i guess i'm just gonna have to ignore that kinda thing.


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The absolute state of /pony/ ## AdminCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828876Locked[View]

A thread about the current state of /pony/ and its future. Please post your inputs here: >>>/site/14531


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IDW Comics Thread: February 2017 Marimo!Mrb.TaRPksCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36823346[View]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #51
James Asmus (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
Twilight is startled to find that the most important history books in Equestria are going missing. Will she and her friends be able to uncover the identity of the mysterious new villain responsible?

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #37
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)
Rarity is excited to work on Sapphire Shores’ next big concert! What should be a dream job could turn into a nightmare when Rarity discovers that she’ll need to work closely with a pony with a checkered past… Trixie!

My Little Pony Annual 2017
Jeremy Whitley, Christina Rice, Tony Fleecs (w) • Andy Price & Tony Fleecs (a) • Andy Price (c)
Join the Guardians of Harmony on their quest to protect Equestria from nefarious villains! Featuring six short stories focusing on action and adventure by your favorite MLP creative teams!
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YatesCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828891

There won't be any more Friends Forever comics?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828905

>>36828891
It was redundant when the novelty died

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828909

>>36828891
>>36828905
I'll be surprised if the FIM comics continue much longer, given how poorly the sales have been sadly :(


They seem to be trying to change things up to get sales via newness lately, rather than continual things (see the mysteries ones now).
Which is sad, as I really think the LOM comic arc was one of the best we've had in a LOOOONG time.


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Top Episodes of FiM EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828571[View]

Not gonna make it a "Top X Episodes", just ones you think are truly exceptional. If I had to give someone a list of episodes that demonstrate the absolute brilliance of the show, episodes that exemplify why it's so god damned good, this would be it. 2 Parters count as 1

1) Saddle Row Review
2) Crusaders of the Lost Mark
3) Return of Harmony
4) A Canterlot Wedding
5) The Last Roundup
6) Hearth's Warming Eve
7) Castle Mane-ia
8) Party of One
9) Filli Vanilli
10) Lesson Zero
11) It's About Time
12) A Hearth's Warming Tail
13) Magic Duel
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AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828894

>>36828887
But didn't you just explain why you stopped explaining things?

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>>36828894
hmmmmmm

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>>36828894
Explaining why you stopped explaining is an nonexplanation so is fine


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Season 8 Episode 12 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828812[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Marks for Effort, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36828857
Honestly, at this point I think she's just literally brain damaged and she's just bumbling through things by being so unreadably autistic that you can't tell if she's lying or not.


that being said, when she rand out crying twilight had already grilled her on the CMC tutoring her and was emoting very plainly that she was probably going to punish the CMC. Cozy glow may have realized that her cause and effect logic was off and that all she was going to do was get the CMC yelled at by that point.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828860

>>36828859
I thought it showed her finding out after the fact, and that's why she went to Starlight. May have been just her worries being confirmed? Doesn't add up to me.

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I can really relate to how cozy glow threw herself under the bus for her new friends only to get them into deep trouble. That happened to me just last week.

Tisk tisk conclusion-jumping and reaction, twilight. As autistic as me but prettier. At her worst here, a ringer for how Celestia treated her when the Queen was impersonating Cadance.

Starlight saves the day. As is her job.

Totally screwy ep and as usual i loved it.


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Season 8 Episode 13 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828828[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called The Mean 6.

>Queen Chrysalis returns, ready to exact her revenge on Starlight Glimmer and the Mane 6!


This episode airs on Saturday, June 9th at 11:30 AM.
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I went ahead and watched it 'cus Im naughty.

Kinda dissapointed how it ended.
The Tree of Harmony straight up murdered the Mean Six (well, turned them into wood) be cool if they were reoccuring characters or if a "Tree of Chaos" was introduced or something to allow them to live.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828854

>>36828853

I wouldn't mind a nega mane six, but the "mean six" here were too one dimensional to be proper recurring characters.
They were completely and utterly one dimensional in how they acted due to focusing on an "opposite" of their elements.

They'd have to grow past how they were in this episode to be what I'd view as legitimate living/thinking beings, since they seemed incapable of doing more than focusing on one single directive/disharmony.


on that note, nega-twilight and dash seemed swapped in how they should have acted for their elements. Twilight was a treacherous starscream, when she should have just been apathetic like dash was to mirror friendship-- And Dash should have been a starscream due to being loyalty, not apathetic.

I understand that twilight, being the "leader" made the most sense to betray chrysalis, but it still didn't match an opposite of their elements.

Epic Mount!Hero.tYu2gCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828858

>>36828854
Yes, they were obviously one dimensional, but given time they could of developed more personalities for themselves, perhaps have things in common with their counterparts which their counterparts find appauling to their itnerest.

For example, Nega-Dash could of inherit Dash's interest in the Daring Do series, but much rather root for Ahuizotle or Dr. Caballeron. Would probably work for Dr. Caballeron as long as she gets paid.

We never got to see what would happen if each of the Mean Six met face to face with their counterparts, never got to see them question their existance, never got to see what would happen if they tried to be nice.

Nega Twilight showed the most interesting of characteristics given her Starscream like personality.

While they only had the one episode, I will miss the Mean Six for all the potential they could of been.


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Season 8 Episode 12 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828790[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called Marks for Effort.

>The CMC try to convince Twilight to let them into her School of Friendship, even though it's clear they've already mastered the curriculum.


This episode airs on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:30 AM.
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>>36828792
It aired a couple weeks ago in Finland.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828803

>>36828798
Bad news is that the TV network carrying MLP over there dumped the rest of the season.

Good news is that it isn't in English and Finnish gives people headaches if you don't understand the language. I turned it off after five minutes and took aspirin. It's that bad.

Related good news for those who don't want the season spoiled is that Hasbro had a long chat with Canada's Treehouse network when it appeared they were planning on doubling down on weekly episodes. Treehouse canceled that after hearing from them.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828848

>>36828803
rest of the season? I thought it was only half the season?


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Flutterhulk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HEgNh_ezJ0Q

Let`s take a minute to reflect on one of the craziest moments of the show. That. Was. Canon.
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Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828793

Foreshadowed all the way back in S1 (Fluttershy - (squirrel in her mouth)).

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828795

>>36828793
Clearly not for brony memes

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828802

It's called a deus ex machina.


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Pinkie Apple Pie AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828799[View]

I'm struggling to find things to say about this episode.

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I think that was a really good one. Interesting premise, great song, Goldie Delicious was a fun new character and a lot of good jokes.

The only bad spot I remember was Pinkie looking at the paper cause it's so pretty. That was dumb.


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Season 8 Episode 10 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828713[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, The Break Up Break Down, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828745

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Moe moe KYUN!

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828767

Hmm, the CMC all simply assume it was a boy who secretly admired Sweetie. Never even thought to consider a filly.

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That was a fun episode, best of the season so far IMO with never a boring moment.


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Season 8 Episode 11 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828735[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called Molt Down.

>Spike struggles with a series of bizarre symptoms that Smolder explains is something all dragons go through in adolescence — "the molt". To Spike's horror, Smolder also reveals an unfortunate molt side-effect that compels a molter's family to kick them out of the house!


This episode airs on Saturday, May 26th at 11:30 AM.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828779

Dispersal mechanism, evolved to prevent inbreeding.


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Generation B? Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828695[View]

Does anyone know what happened with the 2016 lawsuit by the Font Brothers corporation over Hasbro's supposedly unlicensed use of their "Generation B" font (as the "Celestia" font)?

(By the way, it's used on this site. Any legal problems there?)

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828776

Since the Font Brothers demanded the destruction of all products and material which utilize the infringing font, and we haven't seen anything like that, I imagine that the Font Brothers lost.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828777

>>36828776
or settled


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Season 8 Episode 8 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828610[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, The Parent Map, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828631

I don't personally find it some egregious flaw or anything, but one thing that really strikes me is how jarringly little effort was put into the verisimilitude in this episode. Sires Hollow felt unbelievably small, and I never got the sense ponies live there. It also felt really weird how Starlight's mom and Sunburst's dad just... aren't implied to exist? The whole episode talking about their relationships with their parents and not even a mention. It's clear why, making a bunch of parent characters at once would be hard, but it raises questions...

Again it's not something that ruined the episode for me but it just makes it hard to believe in anything on the screen.

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Decent episode, nothing special IMO. Pretty much the weakest of those introducing parents as main focus to the show though.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828672

>>36828622
I'd call it a Hot Topic room


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Season 8 Episode 10 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828651[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called The Break Up Break Down.

>It's Hearts and Hooves Day and Big Mac has romantic plans for Sugar Belle, but the day takes a turn when he overhears his special pony tell Mrs. Cake she's planning on breaking up with him!


This episode airs on Saturday, May 19th at 11:30 AM.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828677

Why are there so many Belles

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One of the best of S8 so far

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>>36828677
french for beauty, writers must think it's a brilliant play on words


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Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828718[View]

Wow, Hasbro moved quickly. The files of this episode have already been taken down on Google Drive and MEGAVideo.

Oops, wrong thread. S8e10.
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Season 8 Episode 9 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828636[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Non-Compete Clause, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36828674
Congratulations, your taste is as bad as unlikeably pony's!

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What a great episode with no sapphic undertones what so ever.

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ok then


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Okay I know this is something people are gonna get upset about, but... why? Why in the holy heck did they decide Big Macintosh would date Sugar Belle? Why are they having them hold hooves in the intro now? It makes no sense!
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OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828679

I don't particularly like Cheerimac, but that was at least the kind of setup one would reasonably expect if they're going that way. An episode of initiation, one or two teasing moments here and there, and an episode or fraction of one quite some time later about them getting together (which Sugar's episode could have been). I'm fine with that having been nothing meaningful between them, but then going ahead and plopping him together with someone with zero prior interaction just seems odd when he already got partway before. If anything you'd expect more out of a legit relationship than the setup he previously got with Cheerilee.
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>>36828678
No, I just affirmed that no matter who you'd pair him with and at what point you could always call it "out of the blue".

>>36828661

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>>36828680

Well sure, but you'd be lying. I however couldn't call it out of the blue, if they foreshadowed it by having them meet in the background in episode 1. They didn't, so it was out of nowhere. Cheerimac, they had a reason to know each other. Marblemac actually showed them meeting for the first time. Sugarmac just... jumped straight into obsessive infatuation. (And where was Party Favor, the whole episode?)

>>36828679

It's true, there was plenty of potential for Cheerilee, all the way back to their flirting back in season 1. She's certainly attracted to Big Mac. Really, I like Sugarmac better than Cheerimac (and I know I'm a horrible person for this) because it helps me identify more with Cheerilee, since it lets artists explore the possibility that she can't get a date to save her life.


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Season 8 Episode 5 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828459[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Grannies Gones Wild, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36828519
That's a good, relevant, moving quote. But the end of it is the sort of eloquent and persuasive bullshit that Heinlein was so adept at slinging. This is the voice of a 54-year-old man telling himself that growing old doesn't matter to us guys -- because men "were never meant to be admired." Meant? By whom? God? Natural selection?

If we're talking about evolution, the truth is just the reverse. In most species, the males (the ones with the innumerable, tiny, cheap gametes) sing, dance, display, and strut their stuff in hopes of being admired and chosen by the drab, non-singing females (the ones with the few, big, valuable gametes). Both human sexes display, because the males help feed the babies. But -- males never meant to be admired? Horse apples (to quote Rainbow Dash). If men were indifferent to getting old and un-pretty, President Trump wouldn't be combing his ear hairs over the top of his head and dyeing them yellow.

Incidentally, the first time I ever saw that youth-restoring gimmick, the skin that was being pulled back was on the face of a man -- Robin Williams in Hook: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s8ZEFUSYAI)

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Someone at Hasbro is an xkcd reader.
https://xkcd.com/chesscoaster/

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828700

I love it.


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Spinoff Town With Spinoff Ponies AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828176[View]

I've been thinking about a show that would uphold the ideals of FiM, without using any of Hasbro's intellectual properties. The main goal in planning this "bible" is to come up with a cast and setting that have the most potential for FiM-style episodes.

The basic premise is that the show takes place on a new continent far away from the mainland Equestria, referred to only as the "mainland" or "maneland" in the show. The main location would be a small town (name needed) that was originally a logging camp but has since grown to about the size of Ponyville. The town is near a forest of giant trees, and many of the older buildings are built from their trunks or even inside trees similar to Twilight's old library. As ponies avoid exploiting nature, the logging has slowed down since the early years and the vast, mostly unexplored forest is still full of mysteries.

The working title for this show is "Settlers of Horseria", but as always, suggestions and discussion are welcome.
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>>36828289
>They could do like the movie and make up some generic anthro races
NO.

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Just want to say this is a brilliant idea, and I wish you the best of luck. Not that you have to or anything, but it'd be amazing if we could have some pony related entertainment that Hasbro wasn't claiming to own. It's a good idea, and I like the setting you're developing.

Um... you might want to think about some overarching conflicts, world-spanning problems that take a season to solve. Also try to offer teasers hinting at even more questions, like how did the ponies get there, was there a reason they left the mainland, some inexplicable reason they get sad whenever referring to it? Or I dunno really.

As for titles, I dunno... I'd advise against "settlers" or "Horsearia" because you aren't really writing this for the location or the occupation of the ponies. Pick what you want to have in the entire show, and call it that.

So let's see... ponies, explorers, mysteries, nature, wonder, friendship, helping, singing, cooperation... a title based on some of that stuff. "Pony Explorers" would be better than "Settlers of Horsearia" for instance. You could also add a title that changes from season to season, like "Ponies: Seekers of the Heart Song."

I don't think you... need an audience surrogate character. Just make the characters all appealing in their own ways. If the audience wanted to see themselves, they'd go watch home movies. Stories are about exploring other people, and being able to identify with them.

IMO a good writer can make just about any character an audience surrogate, at any given time, by showing us how we can sympathize with their motivations. You could even have the audience surrogate of the day be one of the ponies living there, who has to introduce the newcomer to stuff. Your batpony character could be a new arrival to the town, which lets you introduce the setting to the viewers, but she doesn't have to have a fence-sitting, mediating, "totally cool dude" personality that conflicts with literally no one in the audience.

Maybe make her a uh... dingbat, like really unobservant or slow to draw obvious conclusions. Maybe make her slow to warm, like Maud Pieish, or too quick to warm, like Pinkie Pieish. Give her a real personality that isn't just doing stuff because the author said so, but give her some things she struggles with that the audience doesn't, or things she's super good at that the audience can only wish they were good at. Give her a reason
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Season 8 Episode 9 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828630[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called Non-Compete Clause.

>Applejack and Rainbow Dash take the friendship students on a teamwork learning field trip, and accidentally show the students how NOT to work together.


This episode airs on Saturday, May 12th at 11:30 AM.

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This could be ok. After the leaks came out, no one really raved about any of the episodes, so I assume they’re all mediocre.

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This was one of my most watched of the leaked versions

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