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

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.

Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828611

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Time for pony!

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828612

Jesus lol. Exciting episode I guess? I missed it due to work, which hasn’t happened since Sweet and Elite.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828613

8.25/10

Parental Glideance 2.0.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828614

>>36828613
This but without the scoring.
Parental Glideance was way more exciting and emotional, this one felt kinda superficial and weirdly paced.
Didn't really get across how their parents influenced their lives to me.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828615

So the Cutie Map can summon any pony. Not just the old Element Bearers, Starlght and Spike. You hear that, fanfic writers?

I stlil ship Sunburst with Moondancer. I don't care what the writers say.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828616

>>36828610
It was okay/10. Still enjoyable.
>>36828615
I mean, there's no official "ship" anyway, so do what you want.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828617

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Lots of nifty little details in this episode. First ever reference to houyhnhnms (pic), at 00:41! The thrown-away attempted shave at 6:45 is the sort of underplayed detail that used to make this show great. Cf. the busted teeth at 9:20. And the jump cut to Starlight's weirdly Goth "old room" with all the skulls tells us a huge amount about her in a fraction of a second.

Also, frantically flagging down the train in the final shot is one of the best fadeouts yet in this show. By the way -- the Friendship Express doesn't leave much time for getting off at stops, does it? (4:15)
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Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828618

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I wonder why so many real horses, but so few Equestrian ponies, have white stockings? Sunburst and his mom are the only exceptions I can think of offhand. They look good on them.

RetroCheerileeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828621

I also think this was an OK episode

Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828622

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>>36828614
Personally I like this episode more. There may have been more emotion in PG, but the handling of it was questionable. We may have got some sad Scootaloo feels with her absent parents, but that was through guilt tripping Rainbow Dash for feeling bad for being angry that her parents are too supportive and invasive. It's only her angry outburst where the episode points out her parents flaws, but the story treats it like it's simply wrong for her to not just be happy for the support, but after that outburst neither she, Scootaloo, or Dash's parents ever bring up that Dash still had a point about not being too invasive. It's just Rainbow Dash admitting she was wrong and them giving the big support treatment to her parents and later Scootaloo. At most Bow Hothoof mentions their celebration is a bit much, but it still feels too indirect for my tastes, and still not reflective of his own actions.

In this episode, I felt like they handled the message a lot better. When Starlight and Sunburst hurt their parents feelings, they don't take it back, they make sure they understand that Firelight can't keep babying his daughter and Stellar Flare can't map out her son's life. Sunburst specifically says he's not sorry for that. They're only sorry that they didn't talk to them about it and solved these problems sooner, and their parents do accept that they weren't doing things the right way.

Also, I found this episode funnier than PG. I loved the joke with them repeatedly going back to the announcement made when the gate opens until even Stellar admits it's annoying.

>>36828617
>And the jump cut to Starlight's weirdly Goth "old room" with all the skulls tells us a huge amount about her in a fraction of a second.
I'd say it's less goth and more punk rock, given the instrument. Firelight even calls her "Punkie Wunk" when talking about her room. It would better represent Starlight going through a "rebellious" phase.
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AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828623

>>36828622
I can see that, but my first and foremost criterion is whether an episode positively captivates me. If they had one parent episode combining both merits of both episodes it might be one of the best episodes in general.

>>36828622
Contrarily to popular belief, there are breaks on the friendship train, but they keep it to a minimum of course.

Also give me your milf or nah verdict, people.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828624

>>36828623
>Also give me your milf or nah verdict, people

Milf for sure. But "Stellar Flare" is a boy's name.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828627

Ehhh, Parental Glideance was pretty bad, but I think this one still comes out worse just for being so simultaneously disjointed and formulaic. The part where the parents explain their overbearing behavior as a response to the ponies' troubled pasts seemed like the only part of the episode that made an effort.

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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