So the episode is the bomb-diggedy of like all the times, guise. Really entertained by it, and thought it was pulled off at least somewhat reasonably. It seemed to have bad pacing, though. I figured we weren’t near the end with the ice-skating part, when it had ~3 minutes left.
Either way, I found Discord hilarious, Fluttershy adorable, the story fairly well-written, etc. If they can do Discord being a good guy (usually) well, then I imagine everything else can be done with some ease.
Also, dat last line.
“That’s nice. That’s really nice. That’s beautiful.”
Discord is now second-ish or third-ish best pony.
@Exudes: I forgot to acknowledge the fact that you actually got a job, you stinking hippy. You’re pretty talented at animation, so chances are you won’t fuck it up, too.
Yeah, I didn’t meant to imply you thought the rumors were right or wrong or whatever, I just underwent a period of “Fuck everything” when I saw, for the umpteenth time, people bitching and moaning about something they had no info about in the fandom, and I got fed up with it. Normally I just realize that not everybody gives a fuck and people are prone to be panicky and stupid, but this time it kinda converged because I felt the whole deal was ignoring a ton of stuff in favor of stuff not related to the show by any more than a brand.
Give me the sauce for that spaghetti. I want to know if it’s legit.
@Crazy alicorn Twilight shit:
From what we’ve seen, we don’t have much evidence to say Cadence is any more powerful than Twilight, as far as magic goes. The exception being the big Power-of-Love deal, which Twilight can replicate with the elements. So, I’m not so sure becoming an alicorn will make her more powerful. Or if it will even make her immortal, as we have no evidence anybody besides Luna, Celestia, and Discord are. Cadence, in my opinion, seems mortal, because she aged at the same rate as Shining Armor, married somebody who isn’t an alicorn, etc.
So, I think it might just be a fancy symbolic way to honor Twilight for saving the world a few times. With wings.
We don’t even know if one can simply ‘become’ an alicorn, either.
Now, despite my rustled jimmies yesterday, I will admit I’m not too keen on alicorn Twilight, because it’d be getting even further away from the Slice of Life deal the Season 1 episodes had going on. The show has been straying from that more and more as it grows older, and I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. I watch MLP because it’s cute, funny, etc. Not because the action scenes are good or because it’s bad-ass. I’d watch Top Gun if I wanted a bunch of flying stuff going fast. Granted, Wonderbolt Academy was important to progress RD’s goals, but it could have been done in a fashion less focused on “GOTTA GO FAST” and more focused on the way the show kind of operated before.
I feel like the show morphed to accommodate the brony fandom by becoming more action-y and less slice-of-life-y. This could be taken as a good thing, but I’m not too sure either way.