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Season 8 Episodes 23 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829272

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

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829273

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Finally, the 4 people who haven't seen it already can hear QT Qilin sing.

RetroCheerileeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829274

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With that 3 episodes to go before S8 ends.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829275

Most of the live streams were either shut down or crippled by too many people watching the one stream that remained up. Only one MEGA upload has been posted so far and is also suffering from over demand.

I will say I was very happy with the story lesson and the musical number.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829276

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Well, I was one of the four people who hadn't seen it yet.

Nice character design on the kirin. I especially liked the Celesta analog (Rain Shine). I hope we learn more about these creatures. But are those cloven hooves, or turtle shell foot caps, or what?

One of the best morals in the series.

The speech problems of the expelled loner kirin (Autumn Blaze) were a nice detail. Her Crazytown pathologies -- the named shadow, the row of imaginary friends, talking to her left hoof -- were striking and funny, but also kind of distracting. I couldn't help feeling that such big psychological defects in such a central figure should have been cleared up, at least in passing and to some degree. The time needed to bring her back to herself could have been freed up by dinging out the Phantom of the Opera insert, which struck me as digressive, pointless, and probably confusingly meaningless to a lot of the target audience. The sightseeing tour of Majestic Rainbow Country could also have been downplayed and shortened.

Somehow, this episode had a strange flavor to it, different from the rest of the show. I'm not sure what the difference is. Too many disconnects in the script? Or maybe it's just unusually talky? That would be ironic.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829277

So it seems implied the whole Nirik incident was not that long ago? Like five or ten years ago? That just seems really weird to me that the defining feature of their civilization is just something they chose to do in relatively recent memory. And yet it still kinda bugs me that the map would choose now to fix the problem when they could have done it one or two years ago without any difference. If the incident had happened 100 years ago, or like... last week, it wouldn't raise the same questions.

One thing I was disappointed by is how Twilight says the Kirin were known for their "truth telling" and later on Fluttershy determines they'll only answer yes or no questions. I was hoping they would have to work out the details like a logic puzzle, or at least a 20 questions type deal. It baffles me that despite learning they can get answers to yes or no questions, Applejack just completely refuses to bother trying to use that.

Also remember when Fluttershy was like "I know what the solution is!" What the heck was she thinking?

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829278

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Another high-content distraction leading nowhere was the cackling, loony stationmaster at The End of the Line. What was that about?

Also-- sudoku?

On the plus side: "Flanks don't lie" is one of the show's best lines.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829281

>>36829278
Hilarious is what it was.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829282

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>>36829277
>work out the details like a logic puzzle

Great idea! But even a very simple puzzle would probably baffle the seven-year-old audience.

Suppose kirin always tell the truth, and nirik always lie, and they understand but don't speak Ponish.

"Are you a kirin?"
"Gleep."
"Do kirin ever lie?"
"Gleep."
"Aha! She's a nirik! Tie her up, girls!"
"Uh-- would you mind goin' over that again, sugarcube?"

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829284

Felt to me like it had potential for a really good episode but was rushed in an all over the place manner.
Like most of the resolution came from crazy qt Kirin herself and the ponies simply contributed added pressure and finding the fucking flower.
Some good jokes though.

>>36829276
Absolutely feeling you there.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829286

>>36829284
Oh yeah, I'm usually one not to care about "pacing", but this one definitely did feel like the story just flew right by.

Ghetto PrinceCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829308

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>Puto

UrdaCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829309

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It was an okay episode, some fun moments. I don't feel either overly positive or negative about it.

It was good seeing Fluttershy again though, she's been on the back burner all season.

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Just saw the episode! Autumn Blaze had a lot deeper a voice than I expected. I don't know why I thought she'd have a high one. Pinkie Pie getting in my head I guess.

I love the world building! Hard to do that when you're stuck with an episodic format. They really had to cut out a lot to squeeze it all in. The episode ended pretty abruptly for that reason, I think. Though they might've cut the 51 seconds of that weirdo ticket guy, and 33 seconds of AJ backtracking to abort the adventure, those were both absolutely hilarious so I don't mind if the episode had to end in a hoof bump.

I really wanna know how squirrels move aside a huge boulder to take their shortcut.

I thought the Kirin design was interesting. For all that they had really weird horns, they were basically classical unicorns, complete with leonine tail and mane, and cloven hooves. I'd have given them like two little antlers or something to distinguish them from ponies, instead of that... coral reef on their forehead. Not a huge deal though.

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>>36829405

Behold, the power of VP9!

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829411

>>36829273
Great song honestly. To be honest, this is one of the best episodes of the season, and show in general.

>>36829276
I think the disconnect is alot of "talky" bits for it. It was less of a "things happen" and more "people talk" episode.

>>36829407
Don't know if this is cute or lewd :p


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