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Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830592[View]

Rainbow Brite moves to North Dakota and grows hooves.


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MLP FIM cast & crew last day AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830539[View]

Big Jim went on a Twitter bomb and left a lot of thoughts about Friday June 21, 2019 being the day DHX closed the production office for the show.

Here's the thread:
https://twitter.com/TheBiggestJim/status/1142079466992107520

RIP MLP FIM

The ride is officially over for the staff today.

F
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830548

>>36830544
Imagine what it was like for Jim and the rest of the staff to know two years ago this day was coming. It's part of being in TV. Every show has an ending. The upside is MLP got an awesome run thanks to the people who hung on all this time and pushed to keep what Lauren Faust launched nine years ago from turning to 100% Hasbro crap.

I only hope Lauren does better with her version of DC Superhero Girls.

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Working for so long on the same project must be rare in that industry.

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/f to pay respects.
Sad :(


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My Little Pony Rainbow Roadtrip Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830557[View]

#Spoiler
A spoiler thread for the upcoming special, My Little Pony Rainbow Roadtrip.

>The Mane Six hop a balloon for Hope Hollow, where Rainbow Dash has been invited to be the guest of honor at the town's Rainbow Festival. But when they crash land in town, there's nopony there to greet them. The mystery grows when the sun rises to reveal the entire town and the ponies in it have been drained of color! While Twilight Sparkle tries to discover what malicious magic caused the town to fade, her friends help the townsponies plan a new rainbow festival, making friends along the way, and restoring the hope missing from Hope Hollow.


This special airs on Saturday, June 29th at 11:30 AM EST.

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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830560

I guess I can interrupt my Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers gameplay for 90 minutes. I expect this to be as godlike as the last special.


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Season 9 Episode 10 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830429[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode Going to Seed during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830450
To be fair, I'd like a few more interconnected story episodes for S9. the only thing we got so far for the overarching plot of the mane six taking over for celestia and luna and Grogar's gang is Frenemies and between dark and dawn.

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I just felt bad for Big Mac.

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lol this fck we get in the last season

https://rottenhayato.com/_udata/gsnn/tenor-84.gif


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Season 9 Episode 12 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830502[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode The Last Crusade during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830532
Doesn't Sweetie live with her parents though? I think on the occasions she's not staying at their house, she's staying at Rarity's.

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>>36830533
That fucking picture. lol
>>36830535
To be fair, the episode didn't say they were good parents.
>>36830536
I forget.

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>>36830518
One of my main problems with this episode and a lot of this season so far is the fact that the show seems to be shoehorning in as many new characters and concepts as possible, as well as breaking away from previously established, or at least assumed canon.

When I see episodes like this all I can think about is how many fan fictions have been destroyed, and how much this will affect future fan fictions, to the point where some might just not be written at all. Especially when a show like this is ending, sometimes not telling a story cam go a lot further than shoehorning one in, along with 4 new continuity breaking characters, you know just to add insult to injury.

This is likely the only time we’ll get to see Scootaloo’s parents, and in the short amount of time that we did see them they were extremely neglectful and showed absolutely no concern for Scootaloo, almost to the of abuse. Her aunts were a lot better, but they were only included to garner that last minute controversy and attention for the show, before everything was finally wrapped up. And as I said before, they’re “big reveal” was underwhelming to say the least. They were all forced in because the writers wanted an “edgy” and “controversial” excuse to end the CMC’s story arch, nothing else.

Introducing an interesting concept into the show doesn’t automatically make for a good episode, you actually have to build an interesting story around it.

>>36830524
From a plot perspective, I don’t really care, in fact I think it could make for a really interesting story, if it was done properly.
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Season 9 Episode 13 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830521[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 13 of the final season is called Between Dark and Dawn.

>Luna and Celestia take a sister vacation while Twilight and her friends struggle to cover the princesses' many duties.


My Little Pony - Season 9 Mid-Season Finale Promo

The episode airs on Saturday, June 22nd at 11:30 AM EST.
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That should be some hijinx.

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We come so far since the S9 opening

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I have a feeling that this episode is going to be horrible, but also a lot of fun.


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Season 9 Episode 11 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830457[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode Student Counsel during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830468
Is it that big of a deal?

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830486

>>36830484
No, but it's the kind of thing that just makes you way "What?" at the screen. It'd be like if Fluttershy said bears hibernate in the summer. Sure it doesn't really matter for the story, but it doesn't look good on the writers.

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>>36830467
I agree.


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Season 9 Episode 12 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830474[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 12 of the final season is called The Last Crusade.

>Unexpected visitors to Ponyville threaten to break up the Cutie Mark Crusaders forever.


The episode airs on Saturday, June 15th at 11:30 AM EST.
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One of the best of S9

Cyan Hide !YDuRgiNpKsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830494

Fitting last ever CMC ep in my opinion. 8/10

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Putting aside the politics for a second, this was not only a strong contender for the worst episode of this season, you could proudly put it up there with some of the worst in the entire show.

Overall this episode is boring and predictable, so boring and predictable that despite watching yesterday I completely forgot about half of the episode and had to go back and skim through it. Not to mention that we were just assaulted with 4 new characters who came out of completely nowhere, who we’ll likely never see again. (Or the “everycreature” shill at the end of the episode.)

The only thing that did surprise me was how superficial the big “LGBT” reveal was. Being generous, this is only one step above Lyra and Bon Bons “friendship” scene. All were told is that these are Scootaloos aunts, which could mean that their both literally her aunts, unless the show is trying to imply incest.

I’m generally not in favour of LGBT characters being in children’s media, at all, but if you’re going to do it you should at least do it properly. I don’t want to see any of this maybe they’re just aunts that happen to live together, maybe they’re eating each out the second Scootaloo back is turned. That kind of ambiguity is offensive to everyone, including the LGBT community. It’s 2019 “current year” virtually every show has at least one explicitly LGBT character, (in Steven Universe they make up like half the cast) I think we can expect the same from a show that only has ~10 episodes left. Again I’m not in favour of putting LGBT characters in children media, but if you are, you should at least do right.

I’m giving this 2/10, only because I’ve seen so many people give it 8/10 and unironically call it the best episode of this season so far, and possibly throughout. Even if you’re really pro LGBT rights, you should have higher standards than this.

Why does everyone like this episode?


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>>36830481
>Alas I cry inside knowing the spin-off will get stomped too instead of living on as some virtual idol shit.
Sadly, all signs look to G4's demise also probably affecting EQG.

The ending was a bit ambiguous; Its half on them wanting to reform their gemstones and half on them simply finding "magic" in a mundane life.

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Song was a bit half-baked and repetitive, but still pretty. I'm happy the Great Poof and her sisters are back. I hope they aren't fully "redeemed" and have a happy ending as antiheroines.

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https://twitter.com/nickconfalone/status/1137893319751716864

Considering this is leading up to what looks to be a special with the same premise as 'The Starswirl Do-Over' book, and that the special might be the last ever piece of Equestria Girls content we get, I liked it. It was a fun song that told us quite a lot about their journey yet left out enough to make us want to know more.


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Season 9 Episode 11 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830448[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 11 of the final season is called Student Counsel.

>Starlight Glimmer relishes her role as school counselor and encourages the students to come to her any time about anything, but she becomes overwhelmed and learns a lesson.


The episode airs on Saturday, June 8th at 11:30 AM EST.

Cyan Hide !YDuRgiNpKsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830449

This episode single-handedly makes MaudBriar a great ship

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>>36830452

Everything about him makes her happy


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Cozy Glow's evil plan is to reform Tirek! She wants to take what she learned about friendship and share it with the worst of society, as a selfless act to make Equestria a better place. Sure she's deluded and probably egomaniacal when she thinks she can succeed where everypony else failed, but if she's trying to get in her pen pal's good graces just to show what a great friend she can be, that explains everything.

She'd commit some terrible crime like sucking all the magic out of Equestria, knowing it was complete lunacy to do so, knowing that she'd get caught and defeated. She'd pretend to be totally unrepentant, and completely unhinged, (and she's really good at pretending to be what she's not), so that ponies would lock her up and throw away the key. She lied when she said she wanted to be the empress of friendship, precisely so she could get locked up with Tirek. That's why she was so triumphant in her cage there. Her goal was never to conquer Equestria, but to become the best friend anypony could possibly be, and how better to do that than to befriend the one creature who has never been a friend to anybody? And now Tirek is at her mercy, and it's only a matter of time until he submits to her friendship. Until Grogar f-ed everything up. That's how Cozy really thinks friendship works, and that's exactly what she was trying to do. There's no other explanation for her actions!
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>>36830446
>And she wouldn't be able to fly. Or have a cutie mark. Or special talent. Or will to live, apparently. Pic related. That happened to everypony in Equestria, including Cozy, and I don't think it was an experience she'd want to revisit. I really don't think Cozy Glow wanted to succeed here.
There's been various ways "draining magic" has been portrayed. In Cozy's way, it didn't seem like it would affect pegasus flight or cutie marks. The effects were supposed to go, day one, unicorn magic is gone. Day two, magical abilities are gone. Day three, magical artifacts become powerless. If cutie marks and pegasus flight would've been affected, it would've been because of day two's affect, but there was still pegasi flying and no one missing their cutie mark on day three. So it seems it would be less soul devasting, and more just losing power kind of situation. Still very bad, but wouldn't affect her personally. Mainly just the unicorns and alicorns.

>It sounds more like she was trying to think of some way to make friendship sound evil, so that she could convince ponies she was cuckoo whackadoodle ding dong.

The only one she ever said "Empress of Friendship" to was Starlight (not counting the Young Six who were eavesdropping).

>That explains why they trapped themselves in Tartarus (and how Tartarus was so easy to escape), and it explains why they dumped a clearly mentally disturbed filly into a cage in a dungeon and forgot about her. Because Cozy Glow was faking it, and they knew it. It's all part of a long game to reform Tirek. Cozy's an inside agent, in the greatest friendship problem ever conceived.

Okay, yeah, you're just trolling at this point. Honestly, if you just think the way she was handled sucked, you could just admit that this is how you'd prefer it to have been written rather than the whole act as if this was the writer's intentions all along with Cozy.

Also I'd counter that they were clearly talking as if this was a real threat in scenes where there was no one around to pretend to, like after they escaped Tartarus and think they still failed because they ran out of time.

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>>36830447

Well, okay, I could understand if she managed it so it only happened to the unicorns/princesses, and stopped there. But it still wouldn't help make her Empress of Friendship. If she thinks friendship's so powerful, why isn't she befriending the creatures who are full of magic, so that they do her bidding? In fact that's exactly what she was doing, until she threw all that away for some hairbrained scheme that wouldn't even appreciably benefit her in any way. At least Tirek was stealing all the magic for himself. She was just flushing it down the toilet, for no reason!

> The only one she ever said "Empress of Friendship" to was Starlight (not counting the Young Six who were eavesdropping).


Yeah, but she made that cheap cardboard crown, and was clearly planning on being some sort of public empress announcement. Or she was bullshitting everything. If Cozy Glow was planning to get defeated in the first place, then confessing to Starlight would ensure they'd know how "evil" she was, since she couldn't possibly have expected Starlight to be saved by the tree of Harmony that was right f*cking there.

> Honestly, if you just think the way she was handled sucked, you could just admit that this is how you'd prefer it to have been written rather than the whole act as if this was the writer's intentions all along with Cozy.


Perhaps you should just admit that the writers are pretty clever, rather than just demanding that we all assume Cozy's over the top villainy could not possibly be an act, while her cutesy sycophantic pandering had to be one.

Or maaaybe instead, you could say that I might be right, I could say that you might be right, and then we can both wait patiently for the s26 finale, when Cozy Glow pulls a heel face turn, and reveals her Xanatos gambit. Or when the writers prove that they suck. Again.
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OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830453

Even if this were the case however, she'd still be second to Fluttershy in reforming villains.


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Quick question since I don't know where else to ask but how are some people even finding the early release epsiodes? I googled everywhere for Going to Seed before it aired today and the next two episodes but all I could find were 1 minute clips and people saying they've watched it (which I was too afraid to look into further in case of spoilers). So what are these folks' sources? And are they all in Italian?

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The pastasexuals aired the episodes already.


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Season 9 Episode 10 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830405[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 10 of the final season is called Going to Seed.

>Applejack's plans for an orderly harvest go awry when Apple Bloom becomes obsessed with catching a magical creature she thinks can help them.


The episode airs on Saturday, June 1st at 11:30 AM EST.

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Actually somewhat interested in this one tbh.


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Season 9 Episode 9 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830396[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on the episode Sweet and Smokey during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36830416
Probably, though I think the shells might have been too fragile for direct contact (at least over a long period). Thus the need for the underground stream to heat the ground for the eggs.

Maybe the adult dragons we haven't seen since season 2 or something.

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>>36830417
That's seriously bizarre to me. Since season 5 they've just wanted to purely focus on the dragon teens I guess? And kinda just ignore the fact that there are adults in their society? Even though Torch exists I guess other adults don't? And now they're sticking to their guns and making sure dragon adults are completely unmentioned despite dragon babies being laid and born? And also Sludge is a thing I guess, but isn't the size of an adult dragon so might just be a teenager pretending to be an old guy?

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this random black fire thing is triggering me. Like wtf kind of ass pull is this?


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The comments on last week's episode have been criticized for being needlessly, over-dramatically harsh on an ep that was, at worst, uneven and average overall. Fair enough. What is the true bottom of the barrel, and why? What episode sticks out in your mind as the absolute worst so far? Was it defective in its concept, plotting, writing, graphics, music, acting, or what? Give us a base standard of comparison to temper our impatience with mediocrity in these Last Days.
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>>36830423

This.

I mean, I remember liking it at the time but holy hell. I rewatched it and it's just riddled with problems and plotholes. MLP wasn't perfect before this but the standards for finales have gotten so much better since with the finales from seasons 4-8 that this one is just rough in comparison.

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>>36830424

I thought the season 1 finale was pretty good. They were good on finales from season 4 onwards, I agree. I think the show stayed really good overall, and got even better in some ways.

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>>36830426

Oh the season 1 finale was great and I like that kinda low-stakes, character driven kinda stuff in significant episode positions

Celestial Advice/All Bottled Up is one of my fave premiers for that reason.

I hope the epilogue bit at the end of the last episode takes place at the Gala.


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Saw this one a while back when they were leaked. Overall not a bad one, really liked the flow of the video, and its a good song.
Its also nice to see them actually using their powers intelligently for once, since they so rarely actually GET to do so.


that being said, a bit dissapointed that dashie's solo song here is a pop song and not a rock song-- that's kind of always been her motif. I understand, in a meta sense, why its pop (Its the audience theyr'e aiming for I guess), but still.

Regardless, a good video, wouldn't mind seeing more dash songs, 9/10.


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Throughout the entirety of Season 8, how many of her actions were intended to be interpreted by the viewer as premeditated?

Does she ever make a genuine mistake or is it all an act? For example, benign "mistakes" like her knocking over the red paint in "Marks for Effort". Did the writers intend for this to be taken as something she did deliberately (perhaps as an innocuous way to grow closer with the CMC whilst remaining perceptually bumbling/helpless in their collective conscious)? Speaking of the CMC, what was the purpose in helping them gain access to the School of Friendship? It was ultimately through the CMC's intervention that Tirek's master plan was thwarted, yet I see little-to-no benefit for Cozy in this instance. Likewise, why point Twilight directly to the Friendship University if she was secretly supplying Flim & Flam with lessons to help the competition prosper? She was clearly in charge of the mail, so why not dispose of the flyers instead? Also, was it ever stated when exactly Cozy and Tirek began communicating with one another? How many of her actions were fueled by her innate aptitude for manipulation, and how many were simply following Tirek's instruction?
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>>36829963
>The crux is whether she was still genuine when she entered the school upon meeting the CMC or if that too was already part of the plan.

To my understanding, Cozy had already been attending the School of Friendship for at least a few days before meeting the CMC. Do you honestly think it was coincidental that she just so happened to be crying (very audibly) immediately outside of their clubhouse at just the right time to elicit the Crusaders' curiosity? She goes on to say "She doesn't know anypony" since she "just moved to Ponyville". It's pretty safe to assume that she wouldn't have insider info on the CMC's business (if we're meant to believe what she says, of course). Think about the type of person we're dealing with here. Cozy Glow doesn't even flinch in instances where her plans go off the rails or when she's confronted with direct opposition. This is not likely a personality trait that would change in such a short period of time. If anything, it proves her own strength of character and illustrates that she generally tries to maintain control in every instance wherein she has an audience, or perhaps in her mind "potential witnesses". The two best examples that come to mind highlighting the behavior in question are #1 the scene depicted in my OP and #2 the scene from my current pic related; episodes 26 & 25 respectively. So, in other words, there is no way in hell someone possessing Cozy's personality traits would ever let herself be caught crying in a helpless manner, unless it was an act.

What bothers me so much is what Opinionated eluded to.
>>>36829966
>the simple fact is nothing she does makes any sense whatsoever. She just makes conflict, only for the protagonists to overcome that conflict. When we finally learn her true goals, they don't line up at all with the actions she's taken all season.

I really like the idea of Cozy being this demigod of Pony psych, strategically pulling the strings behind the scenes in order to further her own agenda, but when the writers make mistakes like these it functions only to break the viewers' immersion.

>Unless of course, it was some kind of double bluff where you're meant to conclude she helped Flim and Flam, but was actually not involved until she deci
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>>36829973
There have been a few instances of impressive writing on that level, like Return of Harmony or Amending Fences, but Larson really was the only one capable of it. This isn't anything close to that so your skepticism is perfectly warranted, I was just offering an exceedingly generous interpretation.

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I see it like this; In Marks For Effort, she doesn't have her plan yet nor is she talking to Tirek at this point in time. She is however trying to manipulate the CMC into helping her at the friendship school. Then she tries to manipulate the school into accepting the CMC. She's new to the school at this point and hasn't realized the power of friendship, nor has she been taught enough history to know about Tirek.

Everything else she does in every other episode she features significantly fits in with her grand plan. She leaks lessons to Friendship University to make them prosper, then alerting Twilight to their presence (and thus playing both sides against each other), so that Twilight can shut them down and take in all the Friendship University students, meaning she has more 'friends' to work with who've already proven they're easily duped.

Even sowing seeds of dissent among the Student Six in What Lies Beneath is to make them doubt each other, and themselves, to prepare them for being made the scapegoat later on.


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Season 9 Episode 9 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830370[View]

#Spoiler
Episode 9 of the final season is called Sweet and Smokey.

>Smolder returns to the Dragonlands with Spike and Fluttershy to help cheer up her sensitive brother, but when they arrive, they discover the dragon eggs aren't hatching.


The episode airs on Saturday, May 25th at 11:30 AM EST.

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I watched the leaked version of this. It's great. You guys are in for a treat!
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>>36830370
10 to 1 odds this is a repeat of the plot from the "Fluttershy goes to the dragon island and the eggs have to be hugged to hatch" book plot.


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200 episodes later and Spike finally gets to be considered a member of Twilight's family. That's kind of sad.

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>>36830265
Eh he considered the Mane 6 his fam anyway (and got it back reciprocally)
And that's the fam he willingly chose.

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Really, REALLY freaking good episode. Kind of lacks a moral, but I think that shows that an episode without a heavy moral focus can still be good. (That being said, the touch on spike as the official little brother of the family was more than enough).


Love all the jokes like shining knowing EXACTLY what kind of plan that twilight was going to do, because that's the SAME plan they use for literally EVERY single situation they run into. Zephyr as a guard, Pinkie wanting to go to space, Luna bitching about the Geese squawking for false alarms all the time... literally everything was great about this episode.
Plus the luna petting a goose bit was just one of my favorite exploitable images from this entire series.

9.5/10, EASILY the best episode of this season by far.


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>>36830334
>Do ponies have movie theaters, or is that just how they sensationalize their news? And why would the mane group bother watching it?
They've had movie theaters since One Bad Seed (and projectors since Hurricane Fluttershy). Though considering it was in a building right next to the arena and museum, it felt more like one of those movies that are part of some historic attraction meant to educate guests.

And watching it is probably just part of the experience, and something Pinkie and Fluttershy could do with Rainbow before the games.
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>>36830333
Not as good watching it a second and third time. Drags on too much with Dash trying to teach Quibble.

Props for finally giving Snips and Snails an appearance again though.

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Huh. I'm in the minority here, but I genuinely liked this episode. Dash was cute and well meaning, even if her ideas are poorly dumb, and I found it nice to see a topic about this being done in the show, and it felt naturally done without feeling forced.

Snips and snails were kind of annoying, but the general interaction between quibble, his girlfriend and her daughter felt genuine.

7.5/10.


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