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Season 8 Episode 7 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828574[View]

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

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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Finally saw it. A fun little episode, it had some good moments and it was good seeing Celestia in a prominent role.

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>>36828597
I personally don't view the queen as a demi-god that can rule forces of nature or shoot sick lasers from her forehead.

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"So... Like... Are we still calling her 'Princess' Celestia?"


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Season 8 Episode 8 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828588[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called The Parent Map.

>Neither Starlight nor Sunburst have visited their parents in a long time, but when both are called by the Map to their hometown, they discover their parents are at the center of the friendship problem they need to solve.


This episode airs on Saturday, May 5th at 11:30 AM.

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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828607

Official animatic commercial of The Parent Map.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kdRngucaiw


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Recomended sites for watching the show Vio Lette!qXZZ8NDkR.Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828579[View]

Normally, my go-to alternative for YouTube is Dailymotion, but I've tried searching up the latest episode, only to find they'd been deleted, were butchered, mislabed, or were just reaction videos. I don't know how it is in the United States, but in Australia, Netflix only has up to season 6 of MLP. Where else can I look for episodes?
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>>36828579
phanact.com

Vio Lette (phone)!qXZZ8NDkR.Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828584

>>36828583
Perfect! Thank you! I'll have to bookmark that site.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828599

>streaming your anime
>2018


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Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828507[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Surf and/or Turf, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36828564
If the main characters acknolwedged every "background" pony they know the episodes wouldn't go anywhere.

>>36828565
The best train ride of your life.

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Whoever wrote this episode has never dealt with divorced parents.

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>>36828567
They were made to be faceless props not necessarily representing a single character


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Season 8 Episode 7 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828534[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called Horse Play.

>Princess Celestia's fillyhood dream of being in a play is realized when Twilight Sparkle casts her in a production, only to discover that Celestia's talents lie elsewhere.


This episode airs on Saturday, April 28th at 11:30 AM.
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>>36828560
Agreed. such a nice callback.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828568

The board below has some good moderation if you want to discuss the episode in a quality-driven way.
It might be biased towards some stances, people, viewpoints, but that's what makes it actively moderated in a non neutral and non impartial way and will give you a different experience.

8ch.net/twichan/

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>>36828568
/pony/ is quite the hellscape of constant moderator intervention. Every thread on this board gets policed 24/7 by heavy hoofed jackasses like Marimo, who are always swinging the banhammer. It's hard to even carry on a conversation without fearing it'll end in argument and bans.


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Season 8 Episode 6 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828481[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called Surf and/or Turf.

>The Cutie Mark Crusaders try to help a young Hippogriff figure out where he belongs. With family members on Mt. Aris as well as Sea Pony relatives in Seaquestria, he can't decide where to live. Unfortunately, the CMC are so taken with both places, they can't decide either!


This episode airs on Saturday, April 21st at 11:30 AM.
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One of my most watched of the leaked S8 episodes.

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I usually like CMC episodes so my hopes are up.

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ah fuck


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Season 8 Episodes 1 & 2 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828314[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on School Daze - Parts 1 & 2, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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That was the hiatus worth.

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I really loved that skystar's goofyness comes thru in silverstreak, that we are introducing a whole new friend group instead of rehashing the 6 or the cmcs, and that theres still more pony ahead.

The show is rejuvenated, Twiggles is fresh and mature, and if she can escape the neurotic meltdowns of early seasons, then there's hope a nutwack like me could someday gain some emotional stability too. a very small, fleeting hope, but

2 more seasons YAAAAAAAAY i'd just die right now if it was over already. I only got here in s5.

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>>36828496
>I only got here in s5


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MLP: The Movie leaks thread AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36826730[View]

#spoiler
Russian hackers leaked movie special for us (not camrip).
https://mega.nz/#!NnZnQJSD!rIlhsH-c1c1RBHYwSBYx0qTMwpRVVnrEYq4Y2ft0OUQ
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>>36827914
She can have that without being as unlikeable and obnoxious as the cast of Fear the Walking Dead.

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this is awesome


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Season 8 Episode 4 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828412[View]

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Fake It 'Till You Make It, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.
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>>36828446
laughed at that part.

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This really should have ended with a scream-yourself-awake nightmare, either Fluttershy's or Rarity's (though it's hard to say whose for sure). In turn, after said character sighs in relief "Well luckily it was all a dream" there's a pan to a room full of cameo raccoon servants which leads us to a shot of Spike waking up from a work-induced fever of his own.

So in fact the whole time the subject of the episode has been that Spike has been working a lot of Saturdays recently, rather than another bizarre Fluttershy-confidence entry for the pile.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828478

>>36828475
Imagine Twilight waking up as a regular unicorn at some point and all from somewhere pretty early in the show was a dream.


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Season 8 Episode 5 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828427[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called Grannies Gone Wild.

>Granny Smith and her friends head to Las Pegasus. Rainbow Dash tags along as a chaperone so she can ride the best rollercoaster ever before it closes.


This episode airs on Saturday, April 14th at 11:30 AM.
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828454

>INB4 unexpected very special episode about watching an elder waste away before death

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>>36828453
NEVER
>>36828454
Nah, that's the S9 episode where we get to see how AJ's parents died of cancer.

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>>36828455
There's gonna be granny and it's going to be great!


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#Spoiler
Spoilered as future content.

Remember the release of the EqG novel, "A Friendship to Remember"? Well, the next one hour EqG special is based on the same story from the novel.

"Forgotten Friendship" will air on Discovery Family on Saturday, Feb. 17th at 12/11 central.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828189

>>36828165

Hope for the rest of Wall-chan's song, too.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828275

Here we go!

Free YouTube episodes of the special are on the way, starting today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGeRYf85W18

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IDW Comics Thread: March 2017 Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828262[View]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #64
Thom Zahler (w) •Andy Price (a & c)
Fluttershy and Rarity travel to Manehattan where Rarity is shocked to discover old ugly fashions are back in style! Can Rarity find a way to push her creative instincts past... the past?

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #12

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
The most legendary ponies are all gathered, and now they must face the might of the Sirens! The future of Equestria is at stake, and hidden danger looms in the group’s midst!
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>>36828298
yeah, his comic is basically pony smut; he still got a job because, smut aside, he's legitimately GOOD at drawing ponies and has alot of drive.

virtually every comic book artist has drawn porn at some point, its nothing new.

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On LOM: Good series, but damned, did that last one try and shaft literally EVERYTHING onto Starswirl as his fault.

its even worse in that it fails the "Show don't tell" rule for that, as starswirl, as shown in the comic, is FAR nicer and friendly than his show counterpart, with the only real indication of him being in the wrong being the text blaming him and implying his plan of banishing the sirens was "Wrong" compared to stygian's "Lets just talk to them!" plan.

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>>36828300
his comic always toed the line though. It had a lot of suggestive moments but I'm pretty sure it always stayed technically SFW.


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Season 8 Episode 4 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828392[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called Fake It 'Till You Make It.

>When Fluttershy is the only pony available to look after the Manehattan boutique while Rarity is away, she takes on a series of characters to cope with the intimidating clientele and learns that she was already the best pony for the job just by being herself.


This episode airs on Saturday, April 7th at 11:30 AM.
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>>36828408
I don't see how the one thing has anything to do with the other.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU7d8ty3GqY&feature=youtu.be

okay, that's just adorable.

>>36828409
having a plot where she has to relearn the same lesson she learned back in putting your hoof down means she's basically not actually progressing as a character and just retreading the same lessons over and over instead of developing (which is a common complaint about her-- see her segment in fame and misfortune with the pony's complaining at her)

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>>36828410
You don't just learn a lesson and change. You have to repeat it over and over until it finally sticks or you'll just fall back into your old ways eventually.

That is what I said all along and she did too in the episode you mentioned. It's truth.


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My Little Pony The Movie Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36826566[View][Last 50 Posts]

>When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake! Armed with nothing but determination, loyalty, and the magic of friendship, the Mane Six embark on an action-packed heroic journey. The ponies face their biggest friendship challenge yet as they search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even onboard an airship in a thrilling race to save their home. Along the way they learn that heroes come in all shapes and sizes and that there really is no force stronger than the Magic of Friendship.

The movie is now officially out!
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OK, this is a bit late to the thread but it's still a cute story. A little girl got a DVD of the movie and had to share her feelings with her father and his smartphone camera.

Very cute. So cute it went viral and has over a half million YouTube views. Hasbro has a hit on their hands. Turn down your audio before watching. She's a bit loud at first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjMMdSuFuE

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>>36828371
Assuming this isn't staged, the movie was bound to play better in home viewing markets


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Season 8 Episode 3 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828352[View]

#Spoiler
Next episode is called The Maud Couple by Nick Confalone.

>Pinkie Pie's super-best-friend-sister bond is challenged when Maud gets a boyfriend that Pinkie can't stand.


This episode airs on Saturday, March 31st at 11:30 AM.
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>>36828363
She's seriously one note. She really only can work as a support character due to that, as she really only exists to bounce off others.
Not hating on her, but she really doesn't have the staying power of others for repeat episodes.

>>36828367
finally one that I haven't seen yet.

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>>36828367
This was the most cocainy I've ever seen Pinky.

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>>36828370
and that's sayin' somethin'!


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IDW Comics Thread: June 2017 Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825499[View]

My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #1
Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
This fall, My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come! Danger looms over Equestria as a new villain debuts!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #55
Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a & c)
Wings Over Yakyakistan” part 1 of 2. While on a diplomatic mission to Yakyakistan, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are surprised to uncover an imminent attack on the kingdom by dragons! Will Dash be able to rouse the Wonderbolts to aid the Yaks in time to thwart the invasion?

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #3
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & c)
Journey back in time to discover the secret origin of Canterlot Castle! Will the legendary Mistmane be able to save the castle from the mysterious forces sabotaging the castle’s construction?
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>>36825655
As far as I can tell, just read the prequels comics and that prequel book when it comes out.

>>36825651
Hmm, now that you mention tempest, you're right-- he tells grubber that he's the SECOND in command. Forgot about that.

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Season 8 Episodes 1 & 2 Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828279[View]

#Spoiler
New season starts soon! The season premiere is called School Daze - Parts 1 & 2.

>When the Friendship Map grows bigger to reflect the world beyond Equestria, the Mane 6 realize they'll need a way to spread the message of friendship far and wide. Luckily, Twilight Sparkle knows just what to do -- open a School of Friendship!


>When the School of Friendship is closed by Chancellor Neighsay of the Equine Educational Association, Twilight Sparkle must reunite her students, inspire her friends and buck the rules to stand up for what she knows is right for everycreature, pony or not.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU_LHUrbijE

The new season begins on Saturday, March 24th, at 11:30 AM EST.
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>>36828305
Some parts of the government are just that surprisingly fearsome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pB2JfzEsRs

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828311

>INB4 Japanese sea shrubbery posts the song parody

When The hub became DFC, they were joyless, stuffy librarians. They’ve gotten infinitely better since then. Sure this isn’t on the Equestria Girls song parody level, but at least it’s decent.

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>>36828311
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2r5De0L8P0&feature=youtu.be

Hah, Dash makes a surprisingly good stand in for Zach.

Too bad none of the target audience will understand ANY of that; saved by the bell didn't have quite the pop culture impact that fresh prince did, sadly, so knowledge of it has faded alot more amongst the new generation >.<
(And sadly the brony fandom is at an all time low for people to enjoy it :(


I really liked the part with her coasting on the back of celestia's chariot.


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From an article by Jennifer Burton et al. in yes! magazine online:

'Stereotypes persist in both how characters are drawn and how they talk, with "bad guys” using non-American accents and dialects. We see this in characters like Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb or Nightmare Moon on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.'

Does anyone out there have any insight into what these people are talking about?
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>>36828287
That embedded compilation was an eye-opener (or ear-opener). The Nightmare Moon voice -- and by extension, the "generic evil queen" voice -- reduces to "ham actor." The dialect is basically US, with exaggerated enunciation and a thin overlay of Received Standard British (e.g., dropping terminal R's)-- a stagy version of the slightly affected "Atlantic" dialect that Rarity speaks. Every so often NM forgets to ham it up, and a bit of upper-class New York dialect comes through ("You're kidding, right?") The Mane-iac has a similar dialect.

The lesson from all this: evil speaks with the voice of a bad actor from New York. Hardly the "non-American stereotype" criticized in the quote from the OP.

Reviewing the clips in that compilation was an eye-opener in another way: that first episode was good. I had forgotten how good it was.
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>>36828285
yeah, seriously; what the HELL is nightmare moon supposed to be nationally? I honestly don't see any accent in her voice :/


>But then again, nightmare moon #did nothing wrong

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Only the Daring Do villains stuck me as non-natives.


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On a whim, I went back this evening and re-watched "Power Ponies" (S4E06). I loved it. I grinned all the way through and laughed out loud in a couple of places. The beauty-salon-of-doom motif was a nice subversion of the whole macho superhero shtick, the Mane-iac was properly over the top, and the powered-up personas of Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie were dead-on developments of their individual characters.

If you have a neglected past episode that would be worth revisiting to remind us of the glories of G4, tell us about it!
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>>36828295
>where she flubbed spells constantly and wasn't THAT strong.
There was only a few instances where I can recall her messing up with a spell somehow during that time. SotC, WWU, and LZ. I think in those instances, it was more about using her magic to escalate things or just not solve things in that instance, rather than it being a recurring character trait that she messes up spells. Plus the very next episode after PP, Bats, has Twilight mess up and do a spell wrong which escalates the problem. If they don't want Twilight to solve things, they still just have her not be able to solve things, like fixing Rarity's hair or getting honey from those bees simply just can't be fixed with magic.

Might actually be because more recently Starlight is around now and is often impulsive that they can just use her to cause magical mishaps that create problems or make things worse instead of Twilight accidentally messing up something.
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>>36828296
I think there's legitimate evidence that she was magically less powerful in early seasons--

Teleporting in Season 1 seemed like it was majorly difficult for her (Look at how much concentration she had to teleport when dealing with the hydra) and she only did it sparingly and not back to back;
Now she can teleport around the entire nation rapidfire without breaking a sweat.
Plus she was constantly training in new spells (like the apples to oranges spell) since she wasn't that magically studied back then.

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>>36828301
I don't think the magical mishaps had to do with power so much as just getting the spell and its effects wrong when trying to cast. The best way I would summarize it would be the problems stemmed from incompetence, not impotence.


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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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>>36828139
Ponies are mostly good at making this face

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>>36828141
That's one you won't see on the show.

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>>36822576
Many examples in Flawless song, especially at 1:30 where pinky repeatedly circles her wrist in motion.

https://youtu.be/JB1rFbLOhwE

Why fixate on just the one aspect? I find the hips far more consternating, able to include full bipedal range of motion and load bearing, and the shoulders are impossible too.

Basically, they're rubber. Try finding a drawing model, i had to put human arms n legs on a horse model to draw ponies.

Dont get me started on thumbs.


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