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KYM Pony General VI: Return of the Poni

Last posted Apr 19, 2013 at 12:20AM EDT. Added Jul 01, 2012 at 04:43PM EDT
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@.MOV
Well, if nothing else, one good thing came out of this little movie:

Another chance for Lauren to be awesome!
I tip my hat to you, Ms. Faust.


Just going to double down with Verbs and Exudes too, and say that the quality of the series went way down after Apple and never really recovered.
Rarity’s was so pointless that I don’t even remember it, Fluttershy was mindless gore, Pinkie was mindless sex, Twilight had a whole movie where nothing happened, and then Dash gets this one that just felt awkward pretty much all the way through.
The acting was the real killer in RD’s simply because I don’t think HDD had the physical ability or talent to put emotion into that voice, and an ‘epic battle’ where you don’t care about the outcome pretty much loses its sense of drama or interest.

@Verb’s screenshots
Yeah, that face was in there, but it honestly annoys me.
Not because the face itself is bad, but because its inclusion proves that HDD could animated something that looks pretty good and it is instead a conscious choice on his part to make everything… like he does.
They are reminders of missed potential.


@Fifths
Yeah, give me a call when Hasbro starts putting stuff like this out on the market and we’ll talk.

Don’t get me wrong, I do actually love that Hasbro is finally getting in on this and if the quality ends up being as good as it looks, I may end up picking up these official ones too.
But the custom market isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The sheer variety of characters, sizes, outfits, poses, OCs, ect. that are out there would be impossible for Hasbro to mass-market.
I’ll stick with what I have, thank you very much.

(But as CrazyC said, a collection’s ‘value’ is really only a factor if I were planning to sell them and that ain’t going to happen.)

Feb 21, 2013 at 04:56AM EST
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I got here late what was that Adolf guy saying because he banned.

Feb 21, 2013 at 10:32AM EST
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Kewln00b? wrote:

I got here late what was that Adolf guy saying because he banned.

Something about TF2… He wasn’t exactly explaining what his grievance was though. It was mostly just swearing and insults.

Without a clear idea of the hows and what’s of why he was upset with us, I can only assume he was trolling.

What I do know is that the Judge’s Verdict against him was swift.

…And so we may never know what his problem was.

Last edited Feb 21, 2013 at 11:38AM EST
Feb 21, 2013 at 11:36AM EST
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20% Cooler than Ice Rinsankajugin wrote:

DAYMN, this crowd shot!

game grumps ponies XD

Feb 21, 2013 at 11:49AM EST
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Lunar Protege wrote:

Something about TF2… He wasn’t exactly explaining what his grievance was though. It was mostly just swearing and insults.

Without a clear idea of the hows and what’s of why he was upset with us, I can only assume he was trolling.

What I do know is that the Judge’s Verdict against him was swift.

…And so we may never know what his problem was.

I like to put messages on my links. Alt text, if you will. They tend to be unnecessary for the post.

So if you hover that Celestia image:

I’ll give you a hint: We ban the dude for posting an antisemitic post elsewhere on the site.

You’ll see that he was banned for hate speech. Given that bronies and Jewish people/Israel are two separate matters, it can be assumed that he was here only to troll. And thus, I banned him. If he was just messing with bronies, then I would have just banned him for a week and asked him to layout. With the hate speech and images (including a burning Israeli flag,) I felt that the best course of action was to permanently ban him based on the actions administration took in a previous situation.
 
Now in the future, just shoot me or RM a PM if you see him on here. Both of us can warn, ban, permanently ban a user. If you’re very curious as to whether a user is legitimately upset or is just bored, then go to their profile and check their recent activity.

Responding to trolls and having a discussion about it just makes bronies a prime target for other potential trolls lurking. Should someone get bored, they know they can post one angry post on KYM Pony General and get several posts off of the original topic.

I do applaud ZeroBlue since he was trying to figure out what this guy’s deal was, but upon looking at what he was doing on other parts of the site, it becomes apparent that he was simply a troll.
 
He probably had no real problem with MLP being in TF2.


Have a flying filly.

Feb 21, 2013 at 12:30PM EST
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DeadParrot wrote:

Yeah, that face was in there, but it honestly annoys me.
Not because the face itself is bad, but because its inclusion proves that HDD could animated something that looks pretty good and it is instead a conscious choice on his part to make everything… like he does.
They are reminders of missed potential.

A part of me feels a little insulted when someone says something like this about “wasted potential”. My sister a couple of years ago said something similar about my art when I was drawing everything in the anime/manga style “You have so much talent in art, why do you waste it on drawing anime?”. I don’t see the way HDD animates the .mov series as wasted potential, because while the animations look grotesque (and I’ll admit a little sloppy at times), it’s what he does well and it’s the type of animation that makes him happy. Acting like animation (or any type of art) has to have a “pleasing” look to it to be worth anything is a pretty big pet peeve of mine.

Don’t take this as me raging at you, DP, I just felt the need to speak my mind on this matter.

Last edited Feb 21, 2013 at 01:14PM EST
Feb 21, 2013 at 01:13PM EST
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@Deadparrot

@Verbose

Hold on, does speaking out against the Israeli state and its policies count as hate speech, because if so, you can just call me the next leader of the Nazi party because fuck Israel.

Feb 21, 2013 at 01:41PM EST
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Check this out. I got a new microphone, so the recording doesn’t sound like complete ass.

Lyrics:

Lyra has taken to the privacy of the woods to read one of her books about humans. She stares wistfully at the illustrations of the mythical creatures when suddenly out of the wood comes Chrysalis the changeling queen to offer a proposal to the young mare.

Don’t fret my dear I come bringing good tidings
The thing you want is easily in reach
For the changeling queen is here
Not to steal love or spread fear
But to give to you dear Lyra that which you wish

For I specialize in the changing of appearance
It’s a talent that I always have possessed
And here lately, please don’t laugh
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, lonely, and depressed (pathetic)

Poor unfortunate souls!
In pain, in need
This one wants to fly much higher
That one wants her cutie mark
And I help them? Yes indeed!

Those poor unfortunate souls!
So sad, so true
They come flocking to my hideout
Crying “Spells Chrysalis please”
And I change them?
Yes I do

Now it’s happened once or twice
Somepony couldn’t pay the price
And I had to take from them which was me owed
Yes, sometimes I make a mess
But on the whole, I’m a true princess
To those poor unfortunate souls!

Chrysalis: So do we have a deal?
Lyra: If you turn me into a human, I’ll be an outcast. I’ll never be able to go back to see my friends or family again.
Chrysalis: Yes I know, life is full of tough choices isn’t it?
Lyra: Are you kidding? Sign me up!
Chrysalis: …I guess you’re quite the eager pony, aren’t you?
Lyra: Not for long I hope.
Chrysalis: Ha! Well before we can proceed, we have to discuss the matter of payment.
Lyra: But what could I have that you would possibly want?
Chrysalis: It’s not so much a physical payment as services rendered my dear. You see, my wedding day is approaching and I am in terrible need of some willing Bridesmares.
Lyra: Oh, I see. So, who’s your special somepony?
Chrysalis: Ah, but you see, the groom is not exactly…my special somepony.

It really is quite hard being a changeling
Love is all we want yet it’s the last thing that you’ll give
So we must play a little game
And to them it’s all the same
So how’s it wrong to do what you need to live?

I’m really not asking too much young pony
Two hands, two legs so easily can be yours
Wear a dress and eat some cake
And just pretend I’m not a fake
And I’ll put you in that hairless monkey form!

Come on you poor unfortunate soul!
Go ahead! Make your choice!
I’m a very busy changeling and I must be on my way
It won’t take long, just a few days.

You poor unfortunate soul
It’s sad, but true
If you want to live with humans then prepare to live their way
Whatever you may hope to get another has to pay

Oh you lust, you want, you need it so
The queen shall have her throne!
This poor unfortunate soul!

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Feb 21, 2013 at 02:37PM EST
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Fifths wrote:

@Deadparrot

@Verbose

Hold on, does speaking out against the Israeli state and its policies count as hate speech, because if so, you can just call me the next leader of the Nazi party because fuck Israel.

Ha, what are you talking about?
That’s nothing like me!

I don’t have a Cadance or Shining Armor…

@Israel
I’m pretty sure you are allowed to have a disagreement on political policies, but Nazi imagery and threats are genocidal in nature, not political.
I didn’t see what the guy in question posted before his ban, but I would hope it was more along the lines of the latter (which would make him deserve the ban) rather than the former.
The two approaches are too often conflated in common usage (‘Anyone who dislikes Israel is a Nazi’), but I’m not going to assume that this was the case without knowing the specifics.


@Crimson
Yeah, I guess ‘wasted talent’ was a bit harsh and not entirely clear.
I guess what I really mean is that it’s annoying to see that he has the potential to create something that I would really enjoy, and he instead chooses to make something that I don’t.
Obviously, it is entirely within his prerogative to make what he wants to make, I’m just not interested in his current direction.
(This actually applies to more than just the art as I really enjoyed the more serious tone and character development of the JackleApp tumblr, and the .MOV series has basically been the opposite.)

Last edited Feb 21, 2013 at 03:24PM EST
Feb 21, 2013 at 03:24PM EST
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I’m afraid that I must be a dissenting motherfucker, and say that I actually enjoyed the .MOV series as a whole, even if said joy skirted the line of “guilty pleasure” in the cases of trite raunchiness. However, I understand and accept the viewpoints of those saying they were unsatisfied with SWAG and/or the .MOV series. Carry on with your discussions, my good lads!

Feb 21, 2013 at 06:45PM EST
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I like the .Mov series, my sense of humor is very flexible. As long as it’s not one of those fucking horrible parody movies (or most comedies released today) I can laugh at some of the worst stuff like a simple fart joke (as long as it’s not TOO stupid like that horrible Nickelodeon commercial of the black kid farting in an elevator for like 30 seconds) or just about anything from the .Mov series or I’ll be the one laughing my ass off at Blues Brothers while all my stupid friends sitting there watching the movie with a permanent pokerface. So yeah the .Mov series has been something I have really needed after a stressful day (a day so stressful not even normal MLP can fix OMG!) and Swag.Mov is no exception even though it leaned more towards the ‘epic’ and not OMG GROSSOUT HUMOR.

I give the lackluster animation of Swag a break considering Max announced that his harddrive got wiped out and had to reanimate the whole video from scratch and of course having to listen to all those complaining crybabies on his page asking for Swag.Mov or they’d unsubscribe (some guy even said “If you’re not going to release Swag.Mov I will get someone to hack your computer and release it myself!”) he probably rushed it quite a bit (which definitely shows during the battle.) All in all I think it was a nice way to end the series, although I think it was a bit of a cocktease when Max said on Twitter that you need to read AskJappleack to understand what’s going on in Swag but…yeah we know that really didn’t come through until the very end (which at least made a nice funny joke at the end). I don’t know where I’d rank Swag.Mov, probably just a bit higher than Dress.Mov at least as I never cared for Dress.Mov.

Feb 21, 2013 at 07:30PM EST
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Do you guys want to compile all episodes of MLP from your favorite to least favorite, but don’t have the time or dedication to do so?
Look no farther! For I have found an MLP quiz that lets you accomplish just that!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4781807/episode-sort.html

Simply pick your favorite of the two episodes that appear on screen. (takes about 10-15 minutes)
Upload your results here afterwords, so we can all laugh at your poor taste!

Feb 21, 2013 at 07:30PM EST
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I don’t know about you guys, but I love watching stupid videos on youtube all the time. I find the PONY.MOV series hilarious.

MOD EDIT: Gore (animated or realistic) is not allowed in the forum unless it is crucial to meme research.

I guess I just have a sick sense of humor.
Also, they’re the only pony videos my non-brony friends will watch.

EDIT

I don’t know how accurate this is, but here’s what I got

1 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
2 3×05 Magic Duel
2 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
4 2×20 It’s About Time
4 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
4 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
4 3×04 One Bad Apple
8 2×03 Lesson Zero
8 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
10 1×26 The Best Night Ever
10 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
12 1×25 Party of One
13 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
13 1×17 Stare Master
13 2×14 The Last Roundup
13 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
17 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
18 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
19 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
19 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
19 2×16 Read It and Weep
22 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
23 2×18 A Friend in Deed
23 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
25 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
26 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
27 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
27 1×03 The Ticket Master
29 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
30 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
31 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
31 1×21 Over a Barrel
31 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
31 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
35 1×06 Boast Busters
35 1×10 Swarm of the Century
37 1×07 Dragonshy
38 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
39 1×09 Bridle Gossip
40 1×14 Suited for Success
41 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
41 3×12 Games Ponies Play
43 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
44 2×21 Dragon Quest
44 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
46 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
46 2×09 Sweet and Elite
48 1×04 Applebuck Season
48 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
50 2×10 Secret of My Excess
50 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
52 2×12 Baby Cakes
52 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
54 2×06 The Cutie Pox
55 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
56 1×18 The Show Stoppers
57 1×12 Call of the Cutie
58 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
59 3×09 Spike at Your Service
60 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
61 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
Last edited Feb 22, 2013 at 01:47AM EST
Feb 21, 2013 at 07:34PM EST
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Spidervance wrote:

Do you guys want to compile all episodes of MLP from your favorite to least favorite, but don’t have the time or dedication to do so?
Look no farther! For I have found an MLP quiz that lets you accomplish just that!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4781807/episode-sort.html

Simply pick your favorite of the two episodes that appear on screen. (takes about 10-15 minutes)
Upload your results here afterwords, so we can all laugh at your poor taste!

Where are your results Mr. Sir?

Feb 21, 2013 at 07:42PM EST
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Kewln00b? wrote:

Where are your results Mr. Sir?

1 2×09 Sweet and Elite
1 2×10 Secret of My Excess
1 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
4 1×14 Suited for Success
4 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
4 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
7 1×25 Party of One
8 1×26 The Best Night Ever
8 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
10 3×04 One Bad Apple
11 3×05 Magic Duel
12 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
13 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
13 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
15 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
15 2×03 Lesson Zero
15 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
18 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
19 2×14 The Last Roundup
20 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
21 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
22 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
23 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
24 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
24 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
26 1×07 Dragonshy
27 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
28 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
29 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
30 3×12 Games Ponies Play
31 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
32 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
33 1×18 The Show Stoppers
34 1×12 Call of the Cutie
35 1×06 Boast Busters
36 1×21 Over a Barrel
37 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
38 1×17 Stare Master
39 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
40 1×10 Swarm of the Century
41 2×06 The Cutie Pox
42 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
42 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
44 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
45 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
45 2×21 Dragon Quest
47 2×20 It’s About Time
48 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
49 2×16 Read It and Weep
50 2×18 A Friend in Deed
51 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
52 1×03 The Ticket Master
53 1×09 Bridle Gossip
54 1×04 Applebuck Season
55 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
56 3×09 Spike at Your Service
57 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
58 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
58 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
60 2×12 Baby Cakes
61 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well

Feb 21, 2013 at 07:46PM EST
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Spidervance wrote:

Do you guys want to compile all episodes of MLP from your favorite to least favorite, but don’t have the time or dedication to do so?
Look no farther! For I have found an MLP quiz that lets you accomplish just that!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4781807/episode-sort.html

Simply pick your favorite of the two episodes that appear on screen. (takes about 10-15 minutes)
Upload your results here afterwords, so we can all laugh at your poor taste!

1 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
2 2×03 Lesson Zero
3 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
4 1×26 The Best Night Ever
5 3×05 Magic Duel
6 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
7 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
8 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
9 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
10 1×25 Party of One
11 2×20 It’s About Time
12 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
13 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
14 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
15 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
16 3×12 Games Ponies Play
17 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
18 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
19 1×06 Boast Busters
20 1×03 The Ticket Master
21 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
22 1×07 Dragonshy
23 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
24 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
25 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
26 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
27 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
28 2×16 Read It and Weep
29 3×04 One Bad Apple
30 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
31 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
32 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
33 2×18 A Friend in Deed
34 1×08 Look Before you Sleep
35 1×09 Bridle Gossip
36 2×06 The Cutie Pox
37 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
38 2×14 The Last Roundup
39 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
40 2×09 Sweet and Elite
41 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
42 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
43 1×10 Swarm of the Century
44 1×17 Stare Master
45 1×14 Suited for Success
46 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
47 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
48 1×04 Applebuck Season
49 1×12 Call of the Cutie
50 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
51 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
52 2×21 Dragon Quest
53 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
54 2×10 Secret of My Excess
55 2×12 Baby Cakes
56 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
57 1×18 The Show Stoppers
58 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
59 3×09 Spike at Your Service
60 1×21 Over a Barrel
61 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen

Last edited Feb 21, 2013 at 08:08PM EST
Feb 21, 2013 at 08:07PM EST
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Spidervance wrote:

1 2×09 Sweet and Elite
1 2×10 Secret of My Excess
1 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
4 1×14 Suited for Success
4 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
4 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
7 1×25 Party of One
8 1×26 The Best Night Ever
8 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
10 3×04 One Bad Apple
11 3×05 Magic Duel
12 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
13 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
13 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
15 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
15 2×03 Lesson Zero
15 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
18 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
19 2×14 The Last Roundup
20 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
21 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
22 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
23 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
24 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
24 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
26 1×07 Dragonshy
27 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
28 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
29 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
30 3×12 Games Ponies Play
31 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
32 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
33 1×18 The Show Stoppers
34 1×12 Call of the Cutie
35 1×06 Boast Busters
36 1×21 Over a Barrel
37 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
38 1×17 Stare Master
39 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
40 1×10 Swarm of the Century
41 2×06 The Cutie Pox
42 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
42 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
44 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
45 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
45 2×21 Dragon Quest
47 2×20 It’s About Time
48 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
49 2×16 Read It and Weep
50 2×18 A Friend in Deed
51 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
52 1×03 The Ticket Master
53 1×09 Bridle Gossip
54 1×04 Applebuck Season
55 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
56 3×09 Spike at Your Service
57 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
58 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
58 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
60 2×12 Baby Cakes
61 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well

Why am I not surprised to see Rarity episodes at the top? Lol Jk but no seriously that was one of the hardest MLP quizzes I took, it got really intense near the end and I’m actually quite surprised by my list and it really makes you realize your favorite episodes when you’re taking that test.
1 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
1 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
3 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
4 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
5 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
6 1×18 The Show Stoppers
7 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
8 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
9 1×07 Dragonshy
10 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
10 1×25 Party of One
12 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
13 1×14 Suited for Success
14 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
15 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
16 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
17 1×17 Stare Master
18 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
19 2×18 A Friend in Deed
20 2×16 Read It and Weep
21 2×14 The Last Roundup
22 3×12 Games Ponies Play
23 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
24 1×12 Call of the Cutie
25 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
26 2×03 Lesson Zero
26 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
28 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
29 1×04 Applebuck Season
30 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
31 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
32 2×20 It’s About Time
33 3×05 Magic Duel
34 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
35 2×09 Sweet and Elite
36 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
37 2×06 The Cutie Pox
38 1×26 The Best Night Ever
39 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
40 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
41 2×10 Secret of My Excess
42 1×06 Boast Busters
43 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
44 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
45 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
46 1×03 The Ticket Master
47 1×21 Over a Barrel
48 1×10 Swarm of the Century
49 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
50 1×09 Bridle Gossip
51 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
52 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
53 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
54 2×12 Baby Cakes
55 3×04 One Bad Apple
56 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
57 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
58 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
59 2×21 Dragon Quest
60 3×09 Spike at Your Service
61 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well

Apparently I think Magical Mystery Cure is better than 43 other episodes. Time to post these results on other MLP boards (except /mlp/ I think I’d get hacked or something if they saw my list) and watch people rage over my opinion of episodes.

Feb 21, 2013 at 08:13PM EST
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1 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
1 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
3 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
3 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
5 2×09 Sweet and Elite
5 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
5 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
8 1×07 Dragonshy
8 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
8 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
8 1×17 Stare Master
8 1×25 Party of One
8 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
8 2×16 Read It and Weep
15 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
15 2×18 A Friend in Deed
15 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
15 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
19 1×14 Suited for Success
19 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
19 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
19 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
23 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
23 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
23 3×12 Games Ponies Play
26 1×26 The Best Night Ever
27 2×14 The Last Roundup
27 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
29 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
30 2×10 Secret of My Excess
31 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
32 1×03 The Ticket Master
32 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
32 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
35 1×21 Over a Barrel
35 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
37 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
37 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
39 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
39 1×04 Applebuck Season
39 2×06 The Cutie Pox
42 2×03 Lesson Zero
43 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
43 1×12 Call of the Cutie
43 1×18 The Show Stoppers
46 1×09 Bridle Gossip
47 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
47 3×05 Magic Duel
49 1×06 Boast Busters
49 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
51 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
52 2×21 Dragon Quest
52 3×04 One Bad Apple
54 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
55 2×20 It’s About Time
56 1×10 Swarm of the Century
56 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
58 2×12 Baby Cakes
59 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
60 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
61 3×09 Spike at Your Service

Seems about right, not too surprised a Fluttershy episode is at the top and Spike at Your Service is at the bottom.

Also, I noticed “Look Before You Sleep” is spelled wrong on the survey.

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Feb 21, 2013 at 09:18PM EST
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01 2×20 It’s About Time
02 2×09 Sweet and Elite
03 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
04 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
05 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
06 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
07 2×03 Lesson Zero
08 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
09 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
10 3×05 Magic Duel
11 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
12 1×06 Boast Busters
13 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
14 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
15 1×26 The Best Night Ever
16 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
17 2×06 The Cutie Pox
18 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
19 1×09 Bridle Gossip
20 1×14 Suited for Success
21 2×16 Read It and Weep
22 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
23 3×04 One Bad Apple
24 1×25 Party of One
25 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
26 3×12 Games Ponies Play
27 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
28 1×08 Look Before you Sleep
29 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
30 1×10 Swarm of the Century
31 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
32 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
33 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
34 1×04 Applebuck Season
35 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
36 2×10 Secret of My Excess
37 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
38 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
39 1×17 Stare Master
40 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
41 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
42 1×07 Dragonshy
43 1×18 The Show Stoppers
44 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
45 1×21 Over a Barrel
46 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
47 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
48 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
49 1×03 The Ticket Master
50 2×14 The Last Roundup
51 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
52 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
53 3×09 Spike at Your Service
54 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
55 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
56 1×12 Call of the Cutie
57 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
58 2×12 Baby Cakes
59 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
60 2×18 A Friend in Deed
61 2×21 Dragon Quest


Not surprised that the Spike episodes are at the bottom with some others. It’s not that I don’t like the little dragon, it’s just that I really don’t like the episodes he’s written as a major part of. They’ve never felt right to me.

EDIT: Probably should have said what was under that spoiler button, huh?

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Feb 21, 2013 at 09:34PM EST
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Bringing conversation back to this little figure real quick:

I noticed that the shine in her eye is the shape of a gem, and so she might not be a unicorn at all. She’s probably a crystal pony.

Just a thought I felt like sharing.

Feb 21, 2013 at 09:44PM EST
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I’m thinking… Someone should draw up a frame just after what would have been the end of the last episode…

…Where Twilight crashes into the camera…

I’m sure that may help everyone with the whole complains about her knowing how to fly right away. After all, that giant loop she made wasn’t the most stable looking flight pattern.

Feb 21, 2013 at 11:05PM EST
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@Crimson Locks
She’s most definitely a crystal pony unicorn, that’s what’ll set her apart from the others.

Feb 21, 2013 at 11:05PM EST
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1 2×16 Read It and Weep
2 2×20 It’s About Time
3 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
4 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
5 1×26 The Best Night Ever
6 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
7 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
8 2×09 Sweet and Elite
9 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
10 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
11 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
12 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
13 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
14 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
15 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
16 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
17 3×05 Magic Duel
18 1×25 Party of One
19 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
20 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
21 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
22 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
23 3×04 One Bad Apple
24 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
25 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
26 1×06 Boast Busters
27 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
28 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
28 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
30 1×17 Stare Master
31 1×18 The Show Stoppers
32 2×06 The Cutie Pox
33 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
34 1×04 Applebuck Season
35 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
36 2×18 A Friend in Deed
37 2×03 Lesson Zero
38 1×12 Call of the Cutie
39 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
40 2×14 The Last Roundup
40 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
40 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
43 3×12 Games Ponies Play
44 1×14 Suited for Success
45 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
46 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
46 2×10 Secret of My Excess
46 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
46 2×12 Baby Cakes
50 1×21 Over a Barrel
51 1×09 Bridle Gossip
52 3×09 Spike at Your Service
53 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
54 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
54 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
56 2×21 Dragon Quest
57 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
57 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
59 1×10 Swarm of the Century
60 1×07 Dragonshy
61 1×03 The Ticket Master

Struck out episodes are ones I haven’t seen because I don’t even pony, so I answered arbitrarily when they came up. Disregard them.

Mostly unsurprising. I’d say anything from “Over a Barrel” down could be rearranged in any way and my feelings towards those episodes wouldn’t change. I don’t hate any of them, but they’re just mediocre fare in my mind. Season 3 had a strong showing in the top twenty, considering how many fewer episodes there were, and I’m really surprised “Wonderbolt Academy” didn’t end up higher; I’d definitely place it above “Sweet and Elite.” Apart from that, the time has come for the infidels to accept the triumvirate of “Read it and Weep,” “It’s About Time” and “The Cutie Mark Chronicles” as best episodes.

Feb 21, 2013 at 11:14PM EST
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I did the Character Sorter version instead.

Rank | Character
1 Twilight Sparkle
1 Rainbow Dash
1 Fluttershy
1 Rarity
1 Applejack
1 Pinkie Pie
1 Spike
1 Princess Luna
1 Discord
1 Nightmare Moon
1 Sweetie Belle
1 Apple Bloom
1 Scootaloo
1 Big Macintosh
1 Granny Smith
1 Pipsqueak
1 Iron Will
1 Lyra
1 Bon Bon
1 Derpy
1 Colgate
1 Dr. Whooves
1 Octavia
1 Vinyl Scratch
1 Zecora
1 Soarin’
1 Spitfire
1 Babs Seed
1 Trixie
1 King Sombra
31 Princess Celestia
31 Princess Cadence
31 Queen Chrysalis
31 Shining Armor
31 Cheerilee
31 Braeburn
31 Caramel
31 Lightning Dust
31 Fancy Pants
31 Fleur de Lys
41 Berry Punch
41 Cloud Chaser
43 Carrot Top
44 Flim
44 Flam
44 Diamond Tiara
44 Silver Spoon
44 Flitter
44 Twist
44 Snowflake / Horsepower
44 Photo Finish
44 Hoity Toity
44 Prince Blueblood
54 Gilda
55 Rose Luck

That’s what it gave me.

And the episodes:


Rank | Episode
1 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
1 2×09 Sweet and Elite
1 2×10 Secret of My Excess
1 2×12 Baby Cakes
1 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
1 2×14 The Last Roundup
1 2×16 Read It and Weep
1 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
1 2×20 It’s About Time
10 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
10 1×06 Boast Busters
10 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
10 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
10 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
10 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
10 1×25 Party of One
10 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
10 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
19 2×03 Lesson Zero
19 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
19 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
19 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
19 3×04 One Bad Apple
19 3×05 Magic Duel
19 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
19 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
19 3×12 Games Ponies Play
19 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
29 1×26 The Best Night Ever
29 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
29 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
32 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
32 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
32 2×21 Dragon Quest
32 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
32 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
37 2×06 The Cutie Pox
37 3×09 Spike at Your Service
39 1×04 Applebuck Season
39 1×07 Dragonshy
39 1×09 Bridle Gossip
39 1×10 Swarm of the Century
39 1×12 Call of the Cutie
39 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
39 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
39 1×21 Over a Barrel
39 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
39 2×18 A Friend in Deed
39 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
39 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
39 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
52 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
52 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
54 1×03 The Ticket Master
54 1×14 Suited for Success
54 1×18 The Show Stoppers
54 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
54 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
59 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
59 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
59 1×17 Stare Master
Feb 21, 2013 at 11:18PM EST
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@Lone K: Wow, I didn’t expect anyone to have Mysterious Mare Do Well as their favorite episode. I personally didn’t hate it, but everyone else seems to hate it so much that I didn’t expect it to be anyone’s favorite.

Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33PM EST
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Spidervance wrote:

Do you guys want to compile all episodes of MLP from your favorite to least favorite, but don’t have the time or dedication to do so?
Look no farther! For I have found an MLP quiz that lets you accomplish just that!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4781807/episode-sort.html

Simply pick your favorite of the two episodes that appear on screen. (takes about 10-15 minutes)
Upload your results here afterwords, so we can all laugh at your poor taste!

1 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
1 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
3 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
3 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
3 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
6 2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
7 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
7 2×09 Sweet and Elite
9 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
10 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
11 1×07 Dragonshy
11 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
13 1×17 Stare Master
13 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
15 1×14 Suited for Success
16 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
17 3×05 Magic Duel
18 2×20 It’s About Time
19 2×12 Baby Cakes
20 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
20 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
22 1×25 Party of One
23 1×06 Boast Busters
24 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
25 2×18 A Friend in Deed
26 1×26 The Best Night Ever
27 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
28 1×10 Swarm of the Century
29 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
30 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
31 2×16 Read It and Weep
32 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
33 2×10 Secret of My Excess
34 2×21 Dragon Quest
35 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
36 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
37 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
38 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
39 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
40 3×12 Games Ponies Play
41 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
42 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
43 2×06 The Cutie Pox
44 1×09 Bridle Gossip
45 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
46 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
47 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
48 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
49 1×12 Call of the Cutie
50 3×09 Spike at Your Service
51 2×14 The Last Roundup
52 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
53 1×03 The Ticket Master
54 1×04 Applebuck Season
55 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
56 1×18 The Show Stoppers
57 1×21 Over a Barrel
58 2×03 Lesson Zero
59 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
60 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
61 3×04 One Bad Apple

What can I say? I like Fluttershy/Flutterbitch.

And Luna.

I really don’t know how One Bad Apple got last. I think I clicked the wrong button. Because I definitely dislike Gilda more than anyone. She made Fluttershy cry.

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Feb 21, 2013 at 11:38PM EST
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It’s sucks I only found this song after SWAG.MOV.

I totally missed out. Oh well, here is it for the sake of remembering this song for some of you though I wish I knew it before so this would be nostalgic for me. Plus it’s awesome!

My list of episodes? Oh gee that might take a while. Heck I might just have to rewatch a lot of them. Time for ponies again!

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Feb 22, 2013 at 12:32AM EST
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@The unicorn being a crystal pony:

My brother has a Luna figurine that has the same crystal-shaped sparkle in her eyes, and she’s obviously not a crystal pony. Likewise, my Rarity figure has the same crystal sparkle. Both came from the ‘Crystal Empire’ set, however, and I believe every toy in those sets do. So, she might not be a crystal unicorn, and just be part of a set that takes place in the Crystal Empire.

@Fifths:

Not bad.

Not bad ’t’all.

Feb 22, 2013 at 01:29AM EST
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Has it been confirmed that this pony doll is a unicorn? I was told she was actually confirmed to be an earth pony.

Feb 22, 2013 at 01:32AM EST
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Okay guys… Let’s see that Pony again… So you know what it is I’m talking about when I ask my next question.

How can we not know whether there’s a horn behind that mask?

I mean, somebody had to have taken the photo, and someone has to have the figurine, so all they’d have to do is take off the mask to see if there’s a horn back there.

And even if the mask is glued to her face, we can just pull back her hair and look behind it.

Even if we can’t tell if there’s a horn behind there from this picture, there has to be someone who can verify it’s existence or non existence.

…Unless of course the set isn’t released yet. I don’t know if it is or not, but I’m assuming it is released.

If it’s not released, then all that I can really say is: “Hasbro is trying to mess with us by making us guess.”


Anyways… Who wants to bet the Hypothetical 7th Element of Harmony is “Justice”?

Feb 22, 2013 at 02:58AM EST
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@The Mystery Mare

Let me point out that we haven’t seen a crystal pony unicorn (not counting the temporary transformations at the end of The Crystal Empire) so it’s unlikely she’s that.

As far as our current understanding goes, she could either be a unicorn, earth pony or crystal pony. Since we don’t have a view of her forehead, and the hexagonal eyeshine is no sure bet, it’s entirely up in the air.

Let’s not forget that not all the toys end up in the show, either.

As for her possible element, seeing as her cutie mark is a bit like the ol’ yin-yang, a good bet would be balance. Of course, this is assuming she gets an element, which I’d consider a bit unlikely.

It seems folks are dead set on assuming she’s gonna join the rest of the ponies in Twi’s absence. While this theory is by no means implausible, an equally plausible theory is that she’ll join Twi as an advisor or student or something. Both of these theories assume that Twi leaves her friends, of course, and we don’t know that for sure either.

But exactly who is our mystery mare, who we’ve named “Dawn” for the time being? The sun being a prominent feature of her cutie mark implies a connection to Celestia. What that connection is, though, who can say? If she is indeed a crystal pony, perhaps she was Celestia’s student before she became stuck in limbo with the rest of her kind. Perhaps she’s a part of Celestia’s council of advisors. If you want to go for the really outlandish, perhaps she’s Celestia’s daughter.

On the more wild guessing side, what if she’s an infiltrator? Perhaps she’s a changeling, part of some revenge scheme of Chrysalis’. Perhaps she’s part of some fanatical cult, hell-bent on undoing Twi’s transformation. Perhaps she’s a rogue agent, seeking to attain power.

Unfortunately, all we know for sure at this point is that she’s quite cute.

Feb 22, 2013 at 07:15AM EST
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@Mystery Pony

Well, if we’re going to assume she may be related to one of the princesses, I have to bring up one odd line of thought.

Twilight is the student of Celestia, Princess of the sun. Yet her Cutie mark and theme are more associated with a coming night. (Stars and stuff.)

If such crosses over to this pony, then it makes more sense in my head that she’s be the pupil of Luna then Celestia.

Then again, I could just be looking for a reason to say a Prodigy of Luna could exist. So it’s possible that I’m biased.

(One Tangent though… anyone think that with the two overlapping shapes and the partially hollow center, her cutie mark looks sort of like an Eclipse? Or am I imagining it?)

Anyways, the idea that another “Royal Pupil” who has not gone nearly as far in her studies as Twilight (as in, just adopted the moment Luna came back) being sent to learn from the student who’s already finished her studies sounds… Kinda cool.

But I do have to say, if they try setting up for another Alicorn with this… I swear, They had better go through more seasons than three before they try pulling it over on us!

I’ll admit though, if they DO end up having her as a Royal Pupil, it will be hard to deny that we’ll know what she’s getting herself into.

…What I’d really want before then of course, is Dash to actually have a shot at a genuine position in the wonder-bolts first. And some other major stuff. Seriously, the others were here first, they should have a shot at their dreams before “The New Girl” has her dreams fulfilled.

I’m not sure where this Train of thought is headed.

Anyways, whoever did that Vector art had her look nice.


Brownmane:

As for her possible element, seeing as her cutie mark is a bit like the ol’ yin-yang, a good bet would be balance. Of course, this is assuming she gets an element, which I’d consider a bit unlikely.

Isn’t Justice and balance two rather similar concepts? I mean, both can within reason be personified by Scales. Heck, just look at Libra!

History of Libra:

Libra, the Balance:

The Romans invented Libra and gave it importance as a constellation of the Zodiac. Libra was “the Scales of Justice” held by Julius Caesar. Later the scales became associated with Virgo, the Goddess of Justice.

For the record… Libra is the Seventh Zodiac and… Wait.. According to one site… Their “Friendship Planet” is the Sun

While the Sixth Zodiac, also As we’ve just seen associated with a symbol of Balance and Justice… has the Moon as the “Friendship Planet”.

http://www.astrology.com.au/astrology/12-signs-of-the-zodiac/virgo.html

…What the? This is most likely a coincidence, but we can all see this kind of stuff is funny to see the connection in.

Twilight, the Sixth Element of harmony to live in Ponyville (Actually, Magic is specifically said to be the Sixth Element by Twilight as she reads the book on the elements) ends up being all stars associated, as if she should be closer to the Moon. Matching up with Virgo, the Sixth Zodiac.

While this new Pony… Ends up with a Sun, and if she joins up, she’ll be the Seventh “Element”, Matching up with Libra.

Well… regardless of if this comes to pass or not, looking this deep into this is fun. Albeit pointless now that I’ve gone so far off from Actual analysis and into Mythological Symbolism in a short time-frame… And this being a show for “Little Girls” supposedly.

Edit: Oh god, more Virgo Stuff! Describes Twilight Perfectly!

Virgo
Virgo is earthy and represents the sixth sign of the zodiac. You belong to a group of people known for their perfectionism and highly analytical minds. There’s a bit of a joke about how precise and demanding Virgos are but when you think about it, what’s wrong with being tidy, organised and clean? In a way, you are misunderstood and your attention to detail, your desire for excellence and hygiene is not as bad as some might think.



You make a wonderful impression with your skilful insights and broad-based knowledge. Simply put, you are a most interesting person to be with. When others get to know you a little more, you can be a fascinating person with all sorts of useful titbits of information.

So if that’s how things go… Should we be looking to see if the 7th Pony turns out to be Libra esque?

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Feb 22, 2013 at 08:07AM EST
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@list o favorite episodes

I just noticed that everyone’s number one was a season 2 episode. I’m not surprised. Just wanted to point that out.

@new special mystery pony

What was her name again? Don? Yeah, I’ll go with that. I don’t know much about her, or if she’s going to actually appear in the show. This could turn out to be another Princess Skyla thing.

However, if it does turn out she’s going to be in the show, then I have no doubt that she is somehow going to be important. She could introduced as a new main character and some of you are even saying she could be the seventh element of harmony. But what is the seventh element? Only time will tell.

Feb 22, 2013 at 10:56AM EST
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@Mysterious Masked Masquerade Mare

That Lyra there is the standard unicorn model and I may be wrong, but I think that if this new mare were a unicorn, the horn would not fit behind the mask.
I’m going to assume that she’s an Earth pony, but that sort of throws out the idea of her being a magical student or anything like that.
The fact that she was displayed so prominently at a toy show and that she has such a distinctive cutie mark does imply that she is probably going to be important in some way, but I doubt she’s going to be any kind of ‘replacement’ for Twilight.


Lookie!
Fallout-style PinkieBot!

(This post needed more pony.)

Feb 22, 2013 at 03:52PM EST
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@Deadparrot

Looking at those models, I’m actually seeing that it looks plausible for the mask to fit on and cover the horn.

And comparing the picture of the Mystery Pony to a Unicorn Model I have on Hand, a few of the angles that match up best ultimately leave a position that could hide the horn behind the mask without spilling outside.

However, there is room for doubt, a few of the other angles seem to result in the horn sticking out just a fraction. And it’s remarkably hard to get a good angle to get conclusive proof.

So… Maybe I should approach this another way… I’m Going to cut out a little mask of approximately the same shape, and see if I can find an Angle on my physical model that may hide the horn.

Edit: Results of the “Duplicate Mask” test are in. It seems that with a small margin for error, it is at least possible for the mask to cover the horn from the viewer. And of course, it is possible to fit the mask on a unicorn to do so.

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Feb 22, 2013 at 10:12PM EST
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We’re getting lazy. There was a whole staff interview and no one has posted the cap of it yet!?

Oh well. CrazyMoon (Moons are not Cs) is here to save the day.


How writing the show happens

The following are pretty much verbatim quotes from Meghan or someone else from the panel:

1 - The evil corporate overlords summon the writers together with a list of demands for advertising next year’s toyline.
2 - So instructed, the writers pitch ideas at each other until they give up and start talking about hairstyles and daughters.
3 - Premises are generated through copious amounts of Starbucks support. Any episodes concerning issues of race, politics, or religion go to Polsky. (Swear to Celestia, she said this.)
4 -A new season of Friendship is Magic premieres on The Hub.



How writing the show actually happens

When it comes time to start writing a new season, Meghan gathers the writers together for a one-or-two day powwow in which they toss around ideas until they think they can fill a season out with them. The idea here is volume: no one gets attached to any particular idea because they are simply so underdeveloped at that point, and the ones that stick around get written up into a paragraph or so and sent off to corporate. Changes are suggested and sent back from there.

From the start, every episode has the kernel of a moral or lesson from which the rest of the story grows. According to Cindy, it’s fairly rare that the writers wind up panicking late in production and going, “Hold this plot! We need to jam a letter in here somehow!” (“Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000” was a rare exception; M.A. was surprised to learn his “lesson” was approved) Someone asked about the show as a serial production, with each episode building on each other, but the writers seem happy with the ad-hoc sitcom feel of the show, building bits of continuity with every new story.

The way Meghan develops these episodes with her writers is significantly structured and pretty similar to how Rob Renzetti did it for Seasons 1 & 2: they split a whiteboard into three acts and start filling in the events or “beats” (thanks, Amy!). Naturally, special attention goes to the closing moments of Acts 1 and 2 to keep the viewers wanting to come back.

These beats expand into a 10-page album (?) (the words became hard to make out from our skybox way in the back of the room) for a 22-minute episode that serves as a detailed synopsis. At this point, it’s time to begin writing the actual script, editing it, and sending it off to DHX for storyboarding.

Repeat as needed to fill out the season.



Q&A Session


01 - A typical episode takes about nine weeks to go from premise to polish.
02 - Songs are generally planned in the premise or story meeting stage.

03 - The Season 3 finale was originally written in November 2011. Twilicorn was a while in coming, folks, and the writers knew they wanted to make it a musical fairly early on.

04 - No one’s sure what Star Swirl’s spell was trying to accomplish.

05 - The Season 4 opener will focus on Twilight’s fears and questions after becoming a princess. As an editorial note, I have every faith in Meghan and the crew that they’ll lay our own questions to rest.

06 - Why didn’t we have a Rarity episode this season? She turned out being pretty mean to Spike in the initial treatment, so the episode went to Applejack instead. And so we got “Spike at Your Service.”

07 - Meghan enjoys leaving “Applejack pregnancy scares” on the whiteboards for whoever comes in to use them next. Don’t worry. She’s not foaling next season.
08 - When asked about difficult episodes to write for, AKR cited “MMMMystery on the Friendship Express” because she hadn’t written a mystery before, and the early episodes of Season 1 were a struggle for her to work out each characters’ voices.
09 - M.A. Larson has trouble writing Fluttershy every now and then, Meghan can’t get Applejack into trouble, Rarity’s colloquialisms challenge Cindy, and Amy found herself discovering characters she hadn’t written much before in Season 4.
10 - Hasbro isn’t soulless. Meghan feels the stories she and the writers want to tell are the ones that get told despite what others believe, and the studio Hasbro built up has animators and other folks who care about making a good TV show in its executive positions. At the end of the day, Friendship is Magic is there to advertise toys of brightly colored ponies, but the writers are pretty happy with how much control they have over their episodes.
11 - Amy had an episode she wanted to write where Pinkie would spend the day walking around “lollygabbing”, but the premise didn’t go through. Other premises fail to stay around when they tread similar ground to older episodes.
12 - It looks unlikely that IDW and Hasbro are going to maintain one coherent continuity between the comic and the show. The comic goes to lengths to honor events in the show at least from Season 2 and before, though.
13 - Are we getting a Star Swirl episode? The abject looks of confused dismay on everyones’ faces don’t point to anything in the works at press time.
14 - Why didn’t Trixie trust wheels in “Magic Duel?” She’s continuing her slow slide into egocentric insanity by that point in the episode.
15 - Why send Peewee back in “Just for Sidekicks?” This was a storyboarding decision, actually, put in especially to appease those who were gonna ask where that little bird was.
16 - Meghan got to ride a horse in a circle when she was around eight or so, while her father and older sibling got to ride into the sunset. She hates horses now.
17 - MS Paint is a poor program for writing stories, as Mic suggested.
18 - Meghan would cross MLP over with Breaking Bad, Cindy would add Depeche Mode to the show’s soundtrack.
19 - We might see Trixie again. Oh, Seth. You just had to ask.


20 - Meghan, when asked about developing antagonists that live up to those who came before and raising the stakes, was very gracious and acknowledged King Sombra’s lukewarm reception in the fandom. She confirmed he was Killed Off for Real, and admitted he was her least favorite character she’d written, saying he didn’t come across in the episode as formed as she had him in her head (though not for a lack of trying!). He was always meant to be more of an evil presence (think Sauron) who doesn’t share the same in-your-face persona as Discord and Chrysalis.

Okay, after editing this thing twenty times (damn you textile), I think it’s presentable.
Here’s the EqD source link

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Feb 23, 2013 at 01:26AM EST
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@CrazyMoon

Wait! Wait! What?!

3 The Season 3 finale was originally written in November 2011. Twilicorn was a while in coming, folks, and the writers knew they wanted to make it a musical fairly early on.

If we’re going to take that line seriously, that means it was written from almost the moment the show had Started! In fact, it’s almost impossible that Lauren Faust didn’t have a hand in it!

…Or maybe I’m wrong and something in my brain just jumped to conclusions. Either way.

Edit: WHOOPS! My mistake! I thought the show’s first episode was on 11/11/11, but I was wrong, it was 10/10/10! What really happened seems to be it was written in the middle of season 2 airing; about 5-8 episodes in.

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Feb 23, 2013 at 01:48AM EST
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Lunar Protege wrote:

@CrazyMoon

Wait! Wait! What?!

3 The Season 3 finale was originally written in November 2011. Twilicorn was a while in coming, folks, and the writers knew they wanted to make it a musical fairly early on.

If we’re going to take that line seriously, that means it was written from almost the moment the show had Started! In fact, it’s almost impossible that Lauren Faust didn’t have a hand in it!

…Or maybe I’m wrong and something in my brain just jumped to conclusions. Either way.

Edit: WHOOPS! My mistake! I thought the show’s first episode was on 11/11/11, but I was wrong, it was 10/10/10! What really happened seems to be it was written in the middle of season 2 airing; about 5-8 episodes in.

Nope. Faust’s last written episode was The Return of Harmony. This, however, still points to something else:

The writing quality isn’t dropping. We have good episodes, bad episodes, and “meh” episodes. Season 3 was shorter, so it just looks like the percentage of bad and “meh” episodes was greater. There could have, in fact, been absolutely great episodes had the season been a little longer.

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Feb 23, 2013 at 01:51AM EST
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Lunar Protege wrote:

@CrazyMoon

Wait! Wait! What?!

3 The Season 3 finale was originally written in November 2011. Twilicorn was a while in coming, folks, and the writers knew they wanted to make it a musical fairly early on.

If we’re going to take that line seriously, that means it was written from almost the moment the show had Started! In fact, it’s almost impossible that Lauren Faust didn’t have a hand in it!

…Or maybe I’m wrong and something in my brain just jumped to conclusions. Either way.

Edit: WHOOPS! My mistake! I thought the show’s first episode was on 11/11/11, but I was wrong, it was 10/10/10! What really happened seems to be it was written in the middle of season 2 airing; about 5-8 episodes in.

That’s pretty close to what I thought. It still means that Faust had nothing to do with the way it was done, as she stated on her Twitter.

Sooo, Larson admits he has trouble writing scenes for Fluttershy, eh?

CALLED IT

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Feb 23, 2013 at 03:19AM EST
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>mfw I’m gone for 9 hours and don’t have to read through 2 pages of text walls when I get back

@Unicon 2013
06 – Why didn’t we have a Rarity episode this season? She turned out being pretty mean to Spike in the initial treatment, so the episode went to Applejack instead. And so we got “Spike at Your Service."

So let me get this straight, they didn’t give Rarity an episode because they didn’t want her to be mean (even though they already made her mean to Sweetie Belle in Sleepless in Ponyville and to a lesser extent Spike in Just For Sidekicks), so instead of rewriting the episode (or scrapping the idea entirely and replacing it with an amazing Sparity episode) they give Rarity’s role to Applejack, blessing both Orange Pone and Spike with 2 episodes and leaving Rarity with 0.
To sum it up- in place of receiving a decent Rarity episode that progresses her and Spike’s relationship, we get the worst episode ever of the Season…

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Feb 23, 2013 at 04:15AM EST
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He was always meant to be more of an evil presence (think Sauron) who doesn’t share the same in-your-face persona as Discord and Chrysalis.

That’s what I was saying about Sombra for months and others called me an idiot and a Hasbro Apologist! What they said to me really rustled my jimmies and I can’t wait to see how they react to this!

Feb 23, 2013 at 11:56AM EST
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Kewln00b? wrote:

He was always meant to be more of an evil presence (think Sauron) who doesn’t share the same in-your-face persona as Discord and Chrysalis.

That’s what I was saying about Sombra for months and others called me an idiot and a Hasbro Apologist! What they said to me really rustled my jimmies and I can’t wait to see how they react to this!

Quite simply, I think they failed to properly convey such a villain. Even McCarthy herself admitted he wasn’t as scary as she was hoping.

Feb 23, 2013 at 12:10PM EST
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Kewln00b? wrote:

He was always meant to be more of an evil presence (think Sauron) who doesn’t share the same in-your-face persona as Discord and Chrysalis.

That’s what I was saying about Sombra for months and others called me an idiot and a Hasbro Apologist! What they said to me really rustled my jimmies and I can’t wait to see how they react to this!

I was saying a similar thing about Sombra when the season premier rolled around. That was actually the one thing I really liked about him, his “scaryness” was not in his actions on screen, it was in his actions that he did off screen (making a “dark” crystal palace, setting up that door, etc.). Unfortunately, it seems the writing team is not all that great at subtle villains, but at least they tried with varying degrees of success.

Feb 23, 2013 at 12:54PM EST
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Verbose wrote:

Judge Verbose? Judge RandomMan? What do you suggest our course of action be?

I'll give you a hint:  We ban the dude for posting an antisemitic post elsewhere on the site.

Feb 23, 2013 at 01:39PM EST
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Spidervance wrote:

Do you guys want to compile all episodes of MLP from your favorite to least favorite, but don’t have the time or dedication to do so?
Look no farther! For I have found an MLP quiz that lets you accomplish just that!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4781807/episode-sort.html

Simply pick your favorite of the two episodes that appear on screen. (takes about 10-15 minutes)
Upload your results here afterwords, so we can all laugh at your poor taste!

1 1×04 Applebuck Season
2 3×08 Apple Family Reunion
3 2×25-26 A Canterlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
4 1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
5 2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
6 2×04 Luna Eclipsed
7 2×16 Read It and Weep
8 1×25 Party of One
9 2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
10 3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
11 3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
12 3×05 Magic Duel
13 3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
14 3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
15 1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
16 2×03 Lesson Zero
17 2×20 It’s About Time
18 3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
19 1×06 Boast Busters
20 3×04 One Bad Apple
21 1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
22 1×26 The Best Night Ever
23 1×17 Stare Master
24 1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
25 1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
26 1×16 Sonic Rainboom
27 1×13 Fall Weather Friends
28 1×09 Bridle Gossip
29 1×08 Loox Before you Sleep
30 1×14 Suited for Success
31 1×10 Swarm of the Century
32 2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
33 2×23 Ponyville Confidential
34 3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
35 1×03 The Ticket Master
36 2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
37 2×06 The Cutie Pox
38 1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
39 2×18 A Friend in Deed
39 2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
41 1×18 The Show Stoppers
42 2×14 The Last Roundup
43 2×12 Baby Cakes
44 2×11 Family Appreciation Day
45 2×10 Secret of My Excess
46 2×05 Sisterhooves Social
47 2×09 Sweet and Elite
48 2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
49 1×12 Call of the Cutie
50 2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
51 3×09 Spike at Your Service
52 1×11 Winter Wrap Up
52 1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
54 1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
55 1×07 Dragonshy
55 2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
57 1×21 Over a Barrel
57 2×21 Dragon Quest
59 3×11 Just For Sidekicks
59 3×12 Games Ponies Play
61 2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well

I’m suprised with how accurate this is.

Feb 23, 2013 at 06:13PM EST
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Well, at least I know how Twilight learned to fly so soon. Apparently, Celestia has already given her lessons.

ALICORN TIER

2×09 Sweet and Elite
2×25-26 A Canderlot Wedding (Parts 1+2)
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TOTALLY AWESOME EPISODES

1×14 Suited for Success
2×05 Sisterhooves Social
2×13 Hearth’s Warming Eve
2×16 Read It and Weep
2×22 Hurricane Fluttershy
3×01-02 The Crystal Empire (Parts 1+2)
3×05 Magic Duel
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AWESOME EPISODES

1×20 Green Isn’t Your Colour
3×06 Sleepless in Ponyville
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REALLY, REALLY GOOD EPISODES

1×23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
1×25 Party of One
2×01-02 The Return of Harmony (Parts 1+2)
2×03 Lesson Zero
2×04 Luna Eclipsed
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REALLY GOOD EPISODES

1×01-02 Friendship is Magic (Parts 1+2)
1×03 The Ticket Master
1×04 Applebuck Season
1×06 Boast Busters
1×07 Dragonshy
1×09 Bridle Gossip
1×26 The Best Night Ever
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IT’S WHAT MY CUTIE MARK IS TELLING ME

3×13 Magical Mystery Cure
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PRETTY GOOD EPISODES

1×08 Look Before you Sleep
1×11 Winter Wrap Up
1×19 A Dog and Pony Show
2×20 It’s About Time
3×10 Keep Calm and Flutter On
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OH, THESE WERE PRETTY GOOD, I SHOULD PROBABLY WATCH THEM AGAIN SOMETIME

1×10 Swarm of the Century
1×15 Feeling Pinkie Keen
1×16 Sonic Rainboom
1×22 A Bird in the Hoof
2×18 A Friend in Deed
2×19 Putting Your Hoof Down
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I’M KIND OF SURPRISED TO SEE THESE SO LOW BUT WHATEVER

1×13 Fall Weather Friends
1×17 Stare Master
3×09 Spike at Your Service
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OKAY TIER

2×10 Secret of My Excess
2×11 Family Appreciation Day
2×12 Baby Cakes
2×14 The Last Roundup
2×17 Hearts and Hooves Day
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OTHER OKAY TIER THAT IS INEXPLICABLY LOWER

2×24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
3×03 Too Many Pinkie Pies
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LESS LIKELY TO WATCH AGAIN BUT NOT SAYING THEY ARE BAD

1×05 Griffon the Brush-Off
1×18 The Show Stoppers
1×21 Over a Barrel
2×06 The Cutie Pox
2×07 May the Best Pet Win!
2×08 The Mysterious Mare Do Well
2×21 Dragon Quest
3×04 One Bad Apple
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MEH

2×23 Ponyville Confidential
3×07 Wonderbolts Academy
3×08 Apple Family Reunion
3×11 Just For Sidekicks
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FILLER TIER

1×12 Call of the Cutie
1×24 Owl’s Well That Ends Well
3×12 Games Ponies Play
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I REALLY LOATHE THAT SONG AND IT DRAGGED ON FOR FAR TOO LONG

2×15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

I even did the favorite pony one, though that was much more difficult to choose.

FABULOUS TIER

Rarity
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FAIRLY FABULOUS

Fluttershy
Sweetie Belle
Trixie
Fancy Pants
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KICKASS TIER

Princess Celestia
Queen Chrysalis
Discord
Derpy
Dr. Whooves
Soarin’
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PRETTY COOL TIER

Twilight Sparkle
Pinkie Pie
Princess Luna
Princess Cadence
Nightmare Moon
Shining Armor
Scootaloo
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PRETTY COOL: PART TWO

Rainbow Dash
Applejack
Iron Will
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COULD USE MORE SCREEN TIME

Spike
Cheerilee
Big Macintosh
Granny Smith
Lyra
Bon Bon
Octavia
Vinyl Scratch
Zecora
Braeburn
Cloud Chaser
Snowflake / Horsepower
Photo Finish
Hoity Toity
Fleur de Lys
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OKAY, I GUESS

Pipsqueak
King Sombra
Flitter
Twist
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APPLE BLOOM IS DRAGGED DOWN TO ONE-TIME DEMI-VILLAIN TIER DUE TO ACCENT

Apple Bloom
Lightning Dust
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NOT BAD, BUT THEY FAIL TO KEEP MY ATTENTION

Berry Punch
Spitfire
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RETURN OF THE BAD ACCENT TIER

Babs Seed
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BACKGROUND TIER

Colgate
Carrot Top
Caramel
Prince Blueblood
Rose Luck
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POO POO TIER

Flim
Flam
Silver Spoon
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MAKING FLUTTERSHY CRY TIER

Gilda
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THE “I’VE NEVER PUNCHED A CHILD BUT I MIGHT MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR YOUTIER

Diamond Tiara

Also, NEW EPISODE OF FRIENDSHIP IS WITCHCRAFT IS OUT, WOO!

In case it’s blocked, you can also watch it here.

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