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

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.

PonySonic45Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828315

Yo what time does it air? I'm EST. I can't find a broadcast time

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>>36828315
11:30 AM

PonySonic45Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828317

>>36828316

Thanks, cuhz.

The site I used to watch it from is down. Where's a good stream link?

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Pony time once again! Time for a new season, and a new semester!

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So this firmly establishes the movie as right before the start of season 8.

Man, this will probably be confusing to anyone who's missed seeing the movie or anyone in the future binging on the show for the first time.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828321

There must be dozens of other sapient species out there. What about the anthro parrots and cats? And all the scuzzy talking bipeds infesting the streets of Klugetown?

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>>36828321
Neither Capper nor Celaeno have kids. And by the end of the movie, Klugetown still hated the ponies. All they did was wreck a windmill before escaping on an airship.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828323

Words! Words! Words! Reactions! Observations! Words! Words!

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828324

I'm gonna wait till it's over, duh.

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Huh. Wasn't expecting pukwudgies. Thought at first those were G4's version of the bushwoolies.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828326

>>36828324
I’m old enough to remember when there’d be 100 posts before the episode was over. Ponychan is ded

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That was an enjoyable start to a new season. I thought it did a good job at introducing the new characters who I honestly wouldn't mind seeing get their own focus episodes.

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Kind of dull two-parter. Nothing embarrassing, and good character dialogue and animation on the Mane Six (or Seven, or Eight), but completely predictable after the first ten minutes or so. Tedious klutzy-yak gags. Interesting introduction of portal technology. But -- if they can do that, why are there trains? The puckwudgie peril was amusing. The second song was better than the first, but they were both pretty generic aerated bread.

But the expansion of the map is promising. On to Klugetown!

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828329

it was an episode. The students seem somewhat interesting. Great animation and voice acting as always by DHX.

7/10

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828330

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>>36828326
Old enough to remember four years ago? Golly, gramps, you sure have seen a lot in your time.

Ponychan isn't dead. It's just a much smaller confetti cannon.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828331

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>>36828320
There were enough previous 'friendship mission' episodes establishing many of these other creatures, save for the two from the movie.

I haven't watch all of the movie yet but didn't feel confused over the hypogriffs and sea ponies.

As for the two part season premier, it's far better than most other people here give it credit for. It's some of the better writing since Season 1 and finally brings up the potential tension between the elders in each of the communities.

Chancellor Neighsay is one of the best things to happen to the show in some time! Can't wait for his callback after his departure in the second episode!

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828332

Chancellor Donald Trump

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828333

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It seems odd that the hippogriffs retain the power to transform into sea ponies without the help of the Pearl.

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>>36828331
I was specifically referring to the opening of the first part where the discussion of the movie's events was the heaviest, which might seem a bit off or confusing to viewers who haven't seen or heard anything about the movie yet. That the mane six were gone, the places they went to, the fact that there's hippogriffs now, the Storm King and his defeat, that there was someone named Tempest who they befriended.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828335

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YESSSSSSS!

Maurice LaMarche posted this on his twitter account.

More of the Chancellor coming up sometime this season!

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828337

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>>36828335
So reoccurring obstructive bureaucrat or outright villain? Or gradual descent into villainy? The pointy goatee and highcollar cloak and sinister-looking magic portals and somewhat xenophobic attitude pretty much guarantee one or the other.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeardOfEvil

Any other Latin geeks cringe a bit inside when they mangle "Ocellus?" Should be hard C like "ocular."

But buggygirl still is kind of cute.
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unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828338

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>>36828325
Those things were pretty literally critters from the 80s movie spraypainted other colors in how they acted and looked.

>>36828327
>>36828328
Yeah, not really a big fan of it; just sat down to watch it, and was pretty dissapointed.

after hearing/seeing neighsay in the preview I was actually kind of hoping it'd be a surprise good one, but overall its was pretty crappy IMO.

The students were mostly unlikeable, the plot felt pretty bad, and the "NO FOREIGNERS/Racism" suplot of neighsay's felt really forced and like an attempt to tack onto current big political subplots in the world.

it wasn't 3/10 level, as there was enjoyable parts and cute mannerisms from the mane six (I actually enjoyed pinkie in this episode for example; her tiny party cannon was a decent joke), but it really needed work.

The fact that the school concept felt just as bad in practice as one would think has me hesitant towards this season--the other school episode I've seen (non-compete clause) was the worst of the leaked episodes and didn't do the school concept well either.

Its not terrible, but its not a good start for a season sadly.


>>36828326
the fandom is dead sadly, not just us :(
Try mlpforums though, there's alot more activity over there.

>>36828331
Chancelor neighsay was the only truly 100% great thing about this episode.

It was nice that his magic was more visually interesting than the normal "just shoot lasers" general spellcasting.

>>36828333
well, they explain that in surf and turf. They broke the pearl up into a multitude of tiny pieces and gave every seapony/hippogryph a necklace with a fragment of it so they can change at will.

Its why every one of them wears a necklace you see.


>>36828334
Eh, felt like a normal infodump for those who missed the movie IMO.

>>36828335
>>36828337
I'm thinking obstructive beaurocraft myself. He didn't feel "evil" enough to really work.

plus, we already have the episode list for this season thanks to the hackers, and he's not mentioned ANYWHERE.

I think he's going to be a Season 9 thing, not a season 8 thing. Unless he shows up in either the Starlight principal episode or the finale episode.
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>>36828338
Please keep in mind the discussion threads are not spoiler threads. I know some of this stuff has been leaked for a while, but some people may not have looked into it and are avoiding details of future episodes until they officially air.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828340

I can dig it. It was sorta fresh. I smiled a lot and even laughed once.

Details:
-The first 2 minutes was like whaaaa calm your tits ponies, referencing the movie (Why not mention the last finale which was no less meaningful for Equestria and beyond?), establishing the manifest destiny of the friendship cult and stomping the school out of the ground, both as a concept and as a building, was rather hasty to me.
-I am not sure how to see the conflict and resolution. On the one hand it was believable enough, in character and cute to see Twi rule book nerding out again, on the other hand it's the same shit for the xth time, and we "just" fucking saw Glimmer being the solution i.e. simply reminding Twi to not give up in the last finale. Why couldn't anyone else get through a bit more before shit went down? Why would Twi not intervene immediately when other races leave with a diplomatic grudge?
-Didn't really like the musical exposition of enthusiasm and disappointment. They could have done it in dialog form as well.
-Yak girl best. I also like the changeling, and all in all I welcome our new Cadet Mane 6 overlords. I hope we'll see them a lot and get more intricate dynamics between them.
-Neighsay seems interesting enough, but the might of the school council really came out of nowhere again. Surprise teleporting for inspection and a passive aggressive comment before leaving were dick moves.
-Had expected more Trollestia "Lol Twilight I told you you need to follow their rules only if you want to meet their standards"
-The critters were fun

Honorable mentions
Everypony, I mean everyONE
Dresses and cupcakes don't fix everything

>>36828337
Depends on the period of Latin tbh. Romance language don't sound the way they do today for nothing.
>>36828330
>Ponychan isn't dead. It's just a much smaller confetti cannon.
Possible new banner.
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Well, those were decent episodes. I liked the movie being mentioned and that bureaucrat pony was great. Those young students seemed likeable enough, too.

It was a bit too "quiet" for a season opener though.

7/10

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>>36828341
Mah boy, this peace is what all true Friends strive for.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828343

Have familial relationships been established beyond Silverstream being Novo's niece?

Is Smolder Embers' neechan? Is Yona in the Yak royal family like a Princess or Duchess? Is Gallus a secret bastard being sent away to spare some noblegriffon embarrassment? Was Sandbar found by a Shepard on a mountain with his ankles bound and prophesied to marry Celestia?
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AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828344

>>36828343
>Was Sandbar found by a Shepard on a mountain with his ankles bound and prophesied to marry Celestia?
If that ain't the finale we riot

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>>36828342
That's true. But a bit more action or fun is always welcome.

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>>36828337
"Ocellus" is biologese for one of the facets of an insect eye. Like other "C"s before front vowels in English loanwords from Latin -- Caesar, incipient, recess, et SETera-- it's pronounced with an "S" sound, reflecting the practice of 500 years ago (stemming from French).

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>>36828346
The frogs ruin everything.

Except Lafayette. He was cool.

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>>36828347
My Old Ponish is pretty rudimentary. Let's see-- That game (sport?) was -- twiffled-ed? Twi-folded?

Oh.

Love it.

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Corrected pic.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828350

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unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828353

Thinking about something, Neighsay constantly going on about teaching ponies to "Defend" themselves or whatnot when its explicitly a FRIENDSHIP school seems kind of retarded; I mean, its friendship, you're not going to be learning to fight studying it.


I really think the dialogue would have worked better if twilight had said that the school was to teach the "MAGIC of friendship" instead of just "friendship", so neighsay latching onto the "magic" part of her statement as the important thing would have made more sense as it being specifically about teaching ponies magic first and foremost in his mind.

>>36828343
On this note, I had to laugh at grandpa guff threatening "The entire griffon army!" about his nephew.

First: "third world ghetto nation that is barely more than a bunch of shacks" army going to war with ANY of the other groups: Sure, lets see how that goes.

Second: You're a random old dude in said ghetto city, I'm having a hard time seeing the griffons, a race that doesn't give a crap about EACH OTHER unless bits are involved going to war for your kid.

>>36828328
>Kind of dull two-parter.

Agreed. this really feels like a slice of life episode from mid season, not a premier thing.

It really feels like the two parters have been going down and down in stakes since S4's finale.

>>36828335
Thinking back on that, I'm wondering if it might not be PONY where we get more neighsay;
He'd be a perfect fit for the EQG universe as a non-magical low key secondary antagonist who gets on canterlot high as its super intendent for things like vandalism or other such acts reported in the area.

not a "villain" villain, but that stuff Dean bitterman kind of guy wants to cut school spending or whatnot.
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>>36828353
>Neighsay constantly going on about teaching ponies to "Defend" themselves or whatnot when its explicitly a FRIENDSHIP school seems kind of retarded; I mean, its friendship, you're not going to be learning to fight studying it.
>I really think the dialogue would have worked better if twilight had said that the school was to teach the "MAGIC of friendship" instead of just "friendship", so neighsay latching onto the "magic" part of her statement as the important thing would have made more sense as it being specifically about teaching ponies magic first and foremost in his mind.
I mean, he already mentioned in the beginning how Equestria owed her a great debt, so he might have already had it on his mind how friendship can result in the defeat of powerful foes (like the Storm King and his forces which were right there probably only days ago).

But also rewatching Twilight's meeting with the EEA, Neighsay says defend "their way of life". To me that sounds not so much about defense in combat, but the kind of rhetoric you hear from people who just fear outsiders. And it might've been early but considering the timing of when these episodes were written... I kind of got to wonder if Neighsay and his storyline was created as a response to Trump and the surge of nationalism his election brought. Like it's not just racism like some people will just label, Neighsay's plan involves using friendship to strengthen pony bonds within Equestria, to defend from outside forces that he doesn't think deserve their aid or friendship. So through Neighsay, they show how trying to use unity can be used in a corrupt way, to create a close circle of people that also alienates others.

>I'm wondering if it might not be PONY where we get more neighsay;

I don't know, it kind of felt like the type of departure that warrants a return, especially since it was the premiere of a season. Also, I haven't watched any of the leaked episodes yet, but based on some of the synopses I've read isn't possible that 816, Friendship University, the titular school is actually Neighsay's plan? Creating a school to teach friendship that's EEA approved? Though I doubt Neighsay will be the one running it when he's already leading the EEA, he may have associates who share his mindset and who he would work with and put them in charge of the school. The finale synopsis seems to indicate Cozy Glow as the main villain, and I could see something like in FU the principal at first seems like this nice pony with a nice name until Twilight and Rarity end up realizing FU's darker side. Kind of like if Cozy is the Dolores Umbridge to Neighsay's Minister of Magic.
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unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828357

>>36828354

Hey, that's not a bad theory. I could very easily see that.
Thinking about that, its also possible that cozy glow is a pony working for Neighsay in the finale too.
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Bollox!60EJwbmzEsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828359

>Season 8 premiere constantly refers to the movie so much, that its almost required viewing before viewing.
>The events of every EQG movie are never mentioned in the show, and some antagonist only got a barely worth even mentioning cameo over 4 years later.

u mad EQGfags?

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>>36828359
not a big EQG fan, but I still think forgotten friendship was significantly better than the premier we just got;

That being said, the shorts are TERRIBLE, so its still in pony's favor.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828364

>>36828361
Everything is terrible. End the show. End both shows. They’re only doing the school thing because Hasbro told them to, so while they did their best to make it organic, it’s probably not the direction the writers would have wanted to go if it was up to them.

Tear it all down, shut off the mics, put away the cintiq pens. No more MLP pls.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828365

>>36828364
>They’re only doing the school thing because Hasbro told them to
What for

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828369

>>36828364
I'll admit, I agree about the school. While it was better than I thought it was going to be, its pretty poor, and SMACKS of executive mandate.


I will admit, I'm more interested in G5 than S8 currently.
I'm kind of also hoping for S8 to quickly finish so we can get S9, as that looks to have some potential at least.

>>36828365
The school is pretty blatantly a playset design.

Bollox!60EJwbmzEsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828402

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>>36828364

9 more seasons

Throttlesky!9AS6CXeGD2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828405

>>36828369
It may be mandated but it has given us some more opportunities to have characters grow while introducing new faces into the mix.
It's a change but I'm keeping positive.

RetroCheerileeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828456

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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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