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KYM Pony General VII: Live Free or Twi Hard

Last posted Jul 06, 2014 at 04:08PM EDT. Added Apr 19, 2013 at 12:22AM EDT
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Merry Christmas, and happy winter! It starts today!


(If you’re BSoD or Stunt, disregard this bullshit and enjoy your summer.)


@Lyra Card:

Oh shit, they acknowledged Anthropologist!Lyra? Happy days! Might as well put up a Lyra and Bon Bon pic.

Dec 21, 2013 at 08:54AM EST
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^Lyra time?

As far as holiday stuff it was my birthday yesterday! I’m now 19! It all went quite well really, quite a fun day.
But of course, the more important one would be Christmas upcoming, now if you’re good Santa might just leave you a special gift:

Just don’t be a twat or you’ll get this version instead:

Dec 21, 2013 at 09:51AM EST
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@Crash: Ha! Beat you in age by 2 months! That means I am superior in every way.

So, I just realized I’ve been up for the last hour or so and I forgot to watch the new episode today even though it’s airing right now. Whoops. Well, guess I’ll just have to wait for a high quality upload on youtube later tonight.

Dec 21, 2013 at 10:26AM EST
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@ DP
I know I have a few Lyra collectibles, and one card. Now if only I can get a plushie…

@ New Episode
Guess who’s back?

Goes by the alias of Saddle Rager. Fluttershy has just been even more awesome than she already was.

Unfortunately, there’s not that many pics so far of Flutterrage, but it’ll happen soon enough.

@ CrashGordon

Happy Birthday! Now… about that Lyra…

I counter that with my own.

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Dec 21, 2013 at 12:38PM EST
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Well that episode was alright. I think maybe if this episode came out before Daring Don’t and Flight to the Finish I’d be a little more fair to it. Meh, I think we just hyped up the “Mane 6 become super heroes” episode a little too much for me to view it just like any other episode and not “OMG THE MANE 6 ARE SUPERHEROES NOW!!!!!” I mean yeah I liked the episode but you know, I didn’t think of it as the best episode of the season so far. I’ll go as far as saying it’s my favorite Spike episode now that’s for sure. Also watching the episode just made me have a shitload of nostalgia flow through my head thinking of the older Saturday morning superhero cartoons so that probably helps my score for the show.

Also, speculation: not a spoiler as I don’t even know what they’re doing so please don’t rage at me. Anyways, I’m thinking when they rebuild that castle Celestia’s probably going to give it to Twilight or something, “Oh hey, you can have this castle a stone throw away from your friends, be fucking happy Twilight.” Right now I’m just waiting for “The Princess Twilight Sparkle Kingdom playset” is leaked in a few months so I can enjoy the butthurt from /mlp/…..and Youtube……and Equestria Daily…….and the KYM Image Gallery. Butthurt from most places.

Dec 21, 2013 at 04:46PM EST
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I found rule 34 of Mane-iac. Srsly fandom, when wll you guyz stop being so mach 10 fast?

Dec 21, 2013 at 06:19PM EST

So I just watched the new episode, and I thought I’d put in my two cents worth. I actually liked it quite a bit. It wasn’t my favourite episode by a long stretch, but it was certainly entertaining to watch, and that’s what matters. It’s true though that it was probably a little (okay, a lot) overhyped. Still, I’m really enjoying all the different directions they’ve taken the show so far this season. I mean, it’s been one crazy archetype (mystery, adventure, super heroes) after another. I just watched a really low-quality version on YouTube with the commercials still in it, and it was actually difficult to skip the commercials using just the little thumbnail that shows up when you mouse over the time bar because the animation was just so dark and un-pony-like. Lots of shots of big dark buildings and action scenes, they almost looked like commercials for another show. Again though, it’s nice to see them messing around with what they have done in previous seasons and making all sorts of “different” episodes!

I could totally see them making that castle into some sort of new Princess Twilight Castle Playset or something though… It really bugs me how they ignored it for 3 seasons and now it’s in almost every episode somehow!

Dec 21, 2013 at 06:58PM EST
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Can’t say that this is my favorite episode of the season, but I love it. The plot was weird, but it was still awesome. All the characters acted the way they should, I liked Mane-iac, I liked the setting, and it had a lot of funny moments that made me laugh out loud (especially Fluttershy near the end). I wanna watch this episode again, like, right now, it’s that good.

Dec 21, 2013 at 08:52PM EST
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I watched the episode and I think Twilight needs to sue

Enchanted Comics is clearly confusing minors with false advertising, leading them to believe that the comics are not literally enchanted. And when they do come in, Enchanted Comics.Ltd is not using any kind of parental check which goes against Princess Celestias Parental Business Safety Act Revision 3

The comics need to be classified as dangerous goods as they can potentially place fillies in hostile alternate universes filled with dangerous beings and may not have the means or understanding to defend themselves and to escape the enchantment.

How many fillies have already gone missing thanks to these comics which do not warn against the possibility of being sucked into a dangerous alternate dimension with no safeguards in place? Ponies don’t even get a chance to legally consent to entering the dimension as the enchantment simply forces all nearby ponies into it’s realm which is an illegal business practice

And furthermore, the comics expire and vanish after one read despite being sold in full. There were no terms or conditions given to the buyer to indicate that the content would expire. That warrants an anti-trust suit if nothing else.

As Twilight is the legal guardian of Spike. It would be in her best interest to press charges against Enchanted Comics.Ltd for endangering not only a dragon under her care, but also herself and friends with irresponsibly placed enchantments that break all Equestrian product safety laws and fair business practice standards

She can hire Dash as her attorney

Dec 21, 2013 at 11:06PM EST
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

I watched the episode and I think Twilight needs to sue

Enchanted Comics is clearly confusing minors with false advertising, leading them to believe that the comics are not literally enchanted. And when they do come in, Enchanted Comics.Ltd is not using any kind of parental check which goes against Princess Celestias Parental Business Safety Act Revision 3

The comics need to be classified as dangerous goods as they can potentially place fillies in hostile alternate universes filled with dangerous beings and may not have the means or understanding to defend themselves and to escape the enchantment.

How many fillies have already gone missing thanks to these comics which do not warn against the possibility of being sucked into a dangerous alternate dimension with no safeguards in place? Ponies don’t even get a chance to legally consent to entering the dimension as the enchantment simply forces all nearby ponies into it’s realm which is an illegal business practice

And furthermore, the comics expire and vanish after one read despite being sold in full. There were no terms or conditions given to the buyer to indicate that the content would expire. That warrants an anti-trust suit if nothing else.

As Twilight is the legal guardian of Spike. It would be in her best interest to press charges against Enchanted Comics.Ltd for endangering not only a dragon under her care, but also herself and friends with irresponsibly placed enchantments that break all Equestrian product safety laws and fair business practice standards

She can hire Dash as her attorney


Shush! We don’t want the fandom raging on us.

Dec 22, 2013 at 06:07AM EST
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@Episode

As I expected, I didn’t enjoy it very much. The horrible plot device, combined with a plot that’s completely meaningless and has no impact on the rest of the season were already making things dull. The Mane Six grabbing the idiot ball and not letting go, though. Ugh. You know, Twilight, I’m glad you’re not an Immortal God-Empress now, but that doesn’t mean you have to revert to Royal Guard-tier uselessness and not even use basic telekineses to, say, knock over the giant can of hairspray before it can hit you.

Yes, Dash, fly right at the nozzle of the spray can after the villain has monologued about using it to defeat you. Oh, and, Twilight, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie? Feel free to run right at the spray can in a straight line after Dash has already been hit by it and make no attempts to evade or disable the can while you’re out of range of its CFCs.

Fluttershy, don’t get angry about your friends being immobilized and nearly killed. Oh no, that’s just absurd. It’s not like you did that back in Dragonshy, or Stare Master, or Return of Harmony or anything. No, get angry at a bug--something that ponies kill daily--getting injured. Nice to see your prioritizes are straight.

I think they really screwed up. They could have had a lot of fun and parodied the hell out of comic books. Villain monologues, absurd backstories, retcons--maybe even a Take That at One More Day. It would have been great. But no, instead they play everything strait as a nail. The monolouges, the backstories, the heros acting like idiots and shove a pointless Spike plot that I thought was already addressed and resolved in The Crystal Empire.

3/10. Worst episode so far of the season.

Blue Screen said:

That warrants an anti-trust suit if nothing else.

>anti-trust
>not First Sale Doctrine

Do you even copyright privileges?

It’s clear that Equestria has some extreme copyright laws. SOPA, PIPA, CISPA--all confirmed for canon.

>yfw everyone copyights things in Celestia’s name so that the “life of the author plus seventy years” is eternally enforced

Dec 22, 2013 at 07:11AM EST
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I liked this episode. Like, a lot. I wasn’t really hyped up at all by all the screen shots or the animatic from SDCC, but when everything came together I found the episode incredibly enjoyable. I thought this episode had a great sense of humor, and I like how they brought out into the spotlight the way fans and writers alike feel about “sidekick” characters and then turned it on its head. This episode came out at a good time for me, too. Lately I’ve been feeling a love for Spike and his silly antics, and so an episode about him came right in time for me. I suppose you could say this character development for Spike already happened in Owl’s Well that Ends Well and The Crystal Empire, but in OWEW it was more about being upstaged by a new sidekick before learning to work together, and Crystal Empire wasn’t about him feeling useless, it was about him wanting to be useful when he knew he could be but Twilight not allowing it (yeah, yeah, I know that’s being incredibly specific). It did somewhat bother me that Spike felt he was useless even though he got his own freaking stained glass window for the Crystal Empire thing, but at the same time a lot of us have our own big achievements but still have insecurities. For instance, I have won a few small competitions and got an honorable mention in a larger competition for my artwork. Not to mention I was able to get into an art school that has a small acceptance rate. Yet every now and again I feel like I’m going nowhere with my work and feel like I might be wasting my time. Insecurities happen to all of us. Not to mention feeling unhelpful is a feeling a lot of kids have when they want to help their parents or friends with something and their help isn’t needed. I know that’s how I used to feel when I was little and wanted to help my mom cook but she said she didn’t need any. Really, the one real complaint I could have with this episode was Fluttershy not getting angry when her friends got hurt. It goes against what I expected and also goes against what happened in Dragonshy. Still, seeing her go hulk at the end had a huge payoff. I expected this episode to be a dream Spike was having which would have made perfect sense because the episode opened with him reading the comic before bed and it would have cut out the annoying part with the Mane 6 not knowing how to use their powers (and then suddenly figuring it out somehow). But alas, the writers probably felt like they needed to shoehorn in this plot device about the magic comic book so that they wouldn’t use the overused concept of it all being a dream. Still, those are my only real complaints about the episode. I loved that even in their superhero personas the mane 6’s personalities shined through. Seeing Rarity’s clever use of her Green Lantern power was very funny and probably drove her to be my favorite in this episode. A close second being Pinkie with her super speed. I also thought the villain of this episode was fantastic. I love that they didn’t just make insane = evil, she was actually insane. I cracked up any time she did her evil laugh and her facial expressions weren’t Harshwhinny level great but they were still pretty frikin funny. Not to mention I loved the silly hair theme and how she moved about like Doc Oc from Spiderman. This episode had great visual gags, and in the end is my favorite Spike episode so far.

Dec 22, 2013 at 10:41AM EST
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Am I the only one who thinks that Mane-iac looks like someone intentionally tried to make a mary sue looking piece of crap with the only direction being “Make it look like a crappy version of a better known female villain that has plant motif.” (Though maybe its just the saturated purple that’s making me annoyed.)

…And since its a super hero “show within a show” kind of spoof, that approach kind of works.

Meanwhile… I’m just sitting here with a cast for my own thing with surprisingly normal looking ponies for like… Half a thing…. Asking myself why all the villains of the canon show look so purposely bad design in one way or another.

Then again… It’s not like we need the villains to look good. Their insanity is kind of why we come for them.

Oh… And if you think the canon villains don’t look horrible… Then here’s some notes:

Nightmare Moon: Purple outline on a pure black coated character and purple cutie mark, both having 100% saturation… These three things are bad ideas on their own, but kind of make things horrifyingly eye gouging when used together.
Discord: You’re usually lucky if you can get away with ONE unique feature on a character… Discord however is more like someone threw stuff in a blender before asking a two year old how much cooler they can make it.
Chrysalis: In a design sense I suppose she looks nice… But that’s little comfort when we’re talking about a 50 foot bug girl with a huge overbite and holes in her body and the worse hairdresser ever that make her look like some kind of Shakespearean witch.
Sombra: I’m not even the one claiming he looks bad, others beat me to it.

That said… The team has made all of these work to some extent. So… Eh?

Maybe I’m just looking too hard and should put my sunglasses back on.

Dec 22, 2013 at 09:17PM EST
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Honestly I found Chrysalis’s design really weird, but it seems I’m mostly alone in that opinion…

Dec 22, 2013 at 09:37PM EST
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@Lunar: As an art student that has a personal focus on character design and decent knowledge of color, I am not going to say your opinions are wrong, but I am going to say you may be over thinking things and will offer my own counterpoints.

First, our lovely Nightmare Moon: As a general rule of thumb I feel that ponies should be designed with light/dull colors for their coats, and black is obviously neither of those things. However, this works because it gets counteracted by the shocking bright blue mane and the very light blue colored armor. Not to mention her eyes are also very big and bright. The bright parts of her design are meant to compliment the black base that is Nightmare Moon’s coat. Beyond that, I don’t get your point of black and purple not going well together? They go great together when used well (like in this instance). Also, NM’s outline is dark blue, not purple.

Moving on to Discord: This is a case of the concept of the character coming through in the design mattering more than if the character is actually visually appealing. Discord’s design is supposed to embody the concept of… well… Discord. Discord is ugly, that’s the point. But they were able to pull off the design well because they didn’t put super crazy colors all over his body, but instead used dulled out browns, reds, and yellows with little pops of color here and there to compliment the crazy mashup of animals. Discord isn’t meant to be some beautiful being, he is meant to be chaotic, and I feel they put the message across well without getting too heavy handed. Saying this was something designed by a two year old is both insulting and missing the point of Discord

Now for Chrysalis: In case you missed the memo, Chryssi isn’t supposed to be the conventional picture of beauty, which is why the reveal of her true form after parading around as Cadence, a pony that does embody what one would find conventionally beautiful in that universe, is all the more effective. Once again, I feel you are missing the point of this character’s design. She was designed to look like a dead bug, as were the other changelings. The fangs, hair, and holes all over her body were meant to make that concept come across to the audience. Similarly to Nightmare Moon, they make the dark color of her coat work well by using bright colors in her mane, wings, eyes, and saddle-thing. The only part of her design that bugs me (no pun intended) is the shape of her back legs. They almost look like they’re not actually supporting her, it’s just weird.

On to Sombra: I’m not going to defend much here. I didn’t particularly hate the design like most did, but there are definitely problems. The color of his eyes are very bright and pop out well against all the dark colors, and I liked the king-like red robe as it adds a bit of character and gets across to us that he is a king that ruled the Crystal Empire. I also liked his spiky crown. Beyond that, there isn’t very much to like. Sadly, poor Sombra is a little over-designed. The red on his horn looks bad, the armor around his neck and on his hooves have too much detail (not to mention the marks on his nose are also weird). Meanwhile, his mane has no detail at all and combined with his coat is just black on gray, which is not appealing at all. Not a complete failure, but too distracting to find enjoyable.

Note about Mane-iac: While I did like her design (especially that crazy green coloring in the mane and her expressive eyes that read insanity) I will agree that her coat choice was a little weird to say the least, especially when half the episode took place in settings that dominantly used blues and purples. And of course because of the poor choice in coat color the purple on her costume didn’t work either. I feel that Mane-iac may have looked better with a grayer coat (something to counteract those bright colors) or even a white coat, or a purple closer to Twilight’s color.

TL;DR

Dec 23, 2013 at 12:28AM EST
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Hey guys…
Remember that time Rarity killed that guy?

Yeah…
What was the deal with that?


With great power comes great responsibility…

Plus you get to touch peoples’ butts and they can’t stop you!


My actual thoughts on the episode:

I liked it.
Yeah, it didn’t really advance a major plot point and it didn’t go too far out of normal superhero bounds, but it was an entertaining little romp through an alternate universe and played with Spike’s character in a way that we haven’t directly seen before.

I totally agree with Crimson’s analysis, but I’d like to add my own.
I liked Spike in this because his position in the comic was a direct allegory to his position in Ponyville.
For most intents and purposes, the Mane Six are superheroes.
They all seem to have exceptional powers (magic, strength, speed, etc.) and they use them in pursuit of stopping big ol’ bad guys.
Spike doesn’t really have any extraordinary abilities himself (unless getting smacked around counts) so it’s understandable that he’s insecure about his ability to help, even after previous contributions.
(Heck, his work in the Crystal Empire was only possible at the end because of Cadance helping him. Without her wings and magic, he’d have been screwed.)

This story was a nice way of saying that even if you are not ultra-super-fantasti-stupendous, you still have value and you can still make a difference.

Also, Mane-iac was awesome!
I love me some good old-fashioned cartoon crazy!

By the way, with all the comparisons drawn to villains like Doctor Octopus and Poison Ivy, why is no one mentioning Sedusa from Powerpuff Girls?
Seems like she’d be the go-to girl for hair-based crime yet the only picture I’ve seen of the two of them is… well, not postable here. Let’s leave it at that…


@BSoD
Actually, one thing that I was curious about was that ending.
Does the book really just disappear?
I guess it isn’t really hinted at in any direct way, but when I watched it for the first time, I assumed a far more sinister cause: The Pony of Shadows!
Last we saw, they are still hanging around in the castle somewhere and their motives are far from clear.
Perhaps they had use for a trans-dimensional comic book?
… or maybe it did just disappear and I’m hoping for continuity that isn’t really there.


And finally:

See, now I can’t tell when these guys are just talking and when they are being deliberately sneaky and coy anymore.
Could they be hinting at something?
I sure hope so!

Dec 23, 2013 at 05:38AM EST
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Deadparrot222 said:

Could they be hinting at something?

Well, mktoons is one of the main executives at Hasbro Studios (he’s the guy that /mlp/ complains about when Hasbro does their evil toy merchandise thing, and he’s the guy that, in all probability, controls any meddling Hasbro does) so if they were expanding to an hour (which would be unprecedented. I can’t think of a single cartoon that went a full hour), he’d definitely be involved.

Speaking of /mlp/, I was incredibly disappointed in their lack of a shitstorm when it was revealed Twilight’s fixing up the Everfree Castle. I guess PRINCESS Twilight Sparkle’s growing on them.

Also, why hasn’t this been posted yet? It’s awesome.

Dec 23, 2013 at 07:23AM EST
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xTSGx wrote:

Deadparrot222 said:

Could they be hinting at something?

Well, mktoons is one of the main executives at Hasbro Studios (he’s the guy that /mlp/ complains about when Hasbro does their evil toy merchandise thing, and he’s the guy that, in all probability, controls any meddling Hasbro does) so if they were expanding to an hour (which would be unprecedented. I can’t think of a single cartoon that went a full hour), he’d definitely be involved.

Speaking of /mlp/, I was incredibly disappointed in their lack of a shitstorm when it was revealed Twilight’s fixing up the Everfree Castle. I guess PRINCESS Twilight Sparkle’s growing on them.

Also, why hasn’t this been posted yet? It’s awesome.

Maybe they just shitstormed themselves out, got to the point where they thought Twilicorn would bring forth the end of the fandom and all civilized society. But then they saw that Twilicorn was just introduced in a not very special episode and that all in all it’s just Twilight Sparkle with wings it just kind of put things into perspective for them.

Or they just stopped giving a fuck altogether knowing that even if the show sucked they’d still be watching it every week.

Dec 23, 2013 at 09:25AM EST
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@DeadParrot: I actually thought of Sedusa from PPG almost right away when I saw Mane-iac. PPG was by far my favorite show back in the day, so it was an easy comparison to make. Sedusa didn’t really use her hair to move around, hence my Doc Oc comparison. Also in Tommy Oliver’s analysis video of this episode he made the same comparison.

I’ve enjoyed the comparison’s to our superheros fans have been making since this episode’s release

Dec 23, 2013 at 09:34AM EST
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DeadParrot was all like:

Could they be hinting at something?

An MLP video game, maybe?


Lunar was all like:

…50 foot bug girl…

Fifty foot? Fifty foot?!

She’s only like six feet tall.

Dec 23, 2013 at 10:31AM EST
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Jimmy Boxtrousers wrote:

DeadParrot was all like:

Could they be hinting at something?

An MLP video game, maybe?


Lunar was all like:

…50 foot bug girl…

Fifty foot? Fifty foot?!

She’s only like six feet tall.

I guess these ponies aren’t so little after all

Dec 23, 2013 at 10:36AM EST
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@Crimson locks

First, our lovely Nightmare Moon: As a general rule of thumb I feel that ponies should be designed with light/dull colors for their coats, and black is obviously neither of those things. However, this works because it gets counteracted by the shocking bright blue mane and the very light blue colored armor. Not to mention her eyes are also very big and bright. The bright parts of her design are meant to compliment the black base that is Nightmare Moon’s coat. Beyond that, I don’t get your point of black and purple not going well together? They go great together when used well (like in this instance). Also, NM’s outline is dark blue, not purple.

To be honest, she does look nicer if I turn up the brightness on my screen… But the problem with that is I can’t stand bright light long enough to appreciate that on a brighter screen her outline and cutie mark work better.

So basically… Nightmare Moon’s Cutie Mark and outline show up as… Um… Darker colors that it would on yours. Leaving the only cue I can use as to whether the color works or not being whether it’s saturated or not… And they are saturated.

Of course, her eyes, armor and mane, all being less saturated (save her eye makeup) work much better on my darker screen than her cutie mark does.

(I feel like I just explained that I’m color blind here.)

As for all the other villains, I’m fully aware of “the point”. Discord and Chrysalis actually work quite well for the intention they were made for… and I was actually exploiting the possibility of “Ignoring the point” in order to make my own point.

In other words, I’m a bastard aren’t I?

Is everything made clear now?

Dec 23, 2013 at 10:49AM EST
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@Other characters that Maneiac reminded us of

Did anyone else thing of Yura of the Deamon-hair from Inu Yasha?

Her power is literally to control vast quantities of hair for teh evuls.

Not saying they were thinking about her when the MLP writers made the character, just that there’s a similarity.

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Dec 23, 2013 at 11:39AM EST
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An MLP video game, maybe?

Probably not. It’s in the context of the episodes, I think, so the most reasonable conclusion is a movie or longer episodes.

In any of those cases, I think that speaks volumes about:

  1. How Hasbro feels about FiM. I’m not sure how long the previous generations’ shows ran with regularity, but believe it or not, October of 2010 is 3 years ago now. That was the time it took for me to start and complete my Master’s degree, net a job, and hold the job through the probation period. If they are considering (or already green lighted) longer episodes, multiple movies (with EqG being the first,) or perhaps a video game, then that’s ultimately more stock put into it than the other three generations. Although other generations had movies, those didn’t seem to be of great quality in many regards (I feel like 1960’s Disney movies had better animation than the 1980’s MLP movies.)
  2. How DHX feels about FiM. I remember someone (I think Sibsy) saying during the airing of Season 1 or 2 that she expected to want to move on to different projects over time. That could be temporarily, as we’re expecting Mitch Larson to be gone for. That could be indefinitely, if it’s just not in the cards or there’s something else that’s more interesting or sparks a creative muse. Or permanently like Lauren Faust. But apparently, Hasbro has enough talent and confidence in DHX to consider doing something longer and maintaining the same “feel” of FiM that they’ve always had. That probably means that the main cogs of DHX are still in place and are still interested in what they’re doing. Which may also mean that they’re getting to explore different things to keep things fresh and fun.

These are artists, probably fan-artists and fanfic writers only 10, 20, and 30 years ago. Albeit it in a career, they’re ultimately pursuing their passions. To be on a show doing the same thing (perhaps if not probably doing other things as well) for this long and to be potentially doing an even larger project speaks a lot to what DHX can do with Hasbro’s property.


You’re having too much fun, DHX. You stop that.


EDIT:

Is everything made clear now?

If you’re implying that Crimson Locks didn’t just take you to art school and that you were playing mind games of a sort all along…

…no, not in the least, I’m afraid.
 
If that isn’t it, then it’s still not clear to me. Sorry.

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Dec 23, 2013 at 12:44PM EST

First episode of the season that I didn’t really like surprise, surprise it’s a spike episode. as many have pointed out the whole plot was just pointless and somewhat confusing. But I could let that go if they actually did some interesting stuff in the comicbook universe but nope. they only go to 1 other location besides their original spawning location. I liked that spike realized he was the aqua-man of the group, better late then never. But I do like the Thor, Flash, Hulk and all the other superhero references…

I do love all the comicbook references, specially some of the more subtle ones. Although the villain was a mix-bag of references, I think the colour scheme and craziness is one big reference to the Joker. Specially since they both have the same origin story.

As for the art of the episode, although I know what they were trying to do, with the comicbook styled environment, it just made the show less enjoyable, it felt like a fan-made episode. I mean I wanted the episode to be a blast from Tara Strong’s past, being a superhero Powerpuff girl-like episode, and although it was a blast from Tara Strong’s past, Drawn Together background art was not what I had in mind. Though that’s just my opinion the episode.

Dec 23, 2013 at 02:23PM EST
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If I might also post trippy silliness, I found this recently:

(Yes, that is the scepter’s face on Twilight)

Dec 23, 2013 at 06:46PM EST
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Jimmy Boxtrousers wrote:

No, seriously, can I buy some pot from you?

Dec 23, 2013 at 06:56PM EST

That reminds me of the Weed Pony…
I’d want to incinerate the disgusting thing, but I suspect that might release fumes…

But anyway, to stay relevant to the new episode, I found this:

Dec 23, 2013 at 07:30PM EST
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Kewln00b The Manchild wrote:

It’s happening.

Ohohohohoh boy! I’m going to looking forward to that one!

[edit]

Unrelated, but this just came in: check out the Christmas present I got from my friends

Apparently as soon as they saw it, they thought of me. How nice of them

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Dec 23, 2013 at 10:24PM EST
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

Ohohohohoh boy! I’m going to looking forward to that one!

[edit]

Unrelated, but this just came in: check out the Christmas present I got from my friends

Apparently as soon as they saw it, they thought of me. How nice of them

Those are the socks Chuck Norris would wear….you know, back in 2006 when Chuck Norris jokes were still funny and before every casual who never even heard of Chuck Norris started spewing his jokes around the internet for almost 10 years now.

Also, what the fuck is up with that Toe Nail? Looks like something you’d be able to shank someone with. Inb4 Hobbit joke

Dec 23, 2013 at 11:52PM EST
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Also, what the fuck is up with that Toe Nail?

What the fuck did you just fucking say about my toenail, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in Toe Fencing, and I’ve been involved in numerous toe shankings on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in toe warfare and I’m the top toe stabber in the entire entire US toe forces. You are nothing to me but just another ass to kick. I will shank you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit about my toe over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of podiatrists across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the toenail, maggot. The toenail that shanks out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking shanked, kid. I can be walking anywhere, anytime, and I can shank you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare feet. Not only am I extensively trained in unlegged combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of my toenail manicure set and I will use it to its full extent to shank your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have brought some nail-clippers. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shank toenails all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

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Dec 24, 2013 at 04:31AM EST
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@Episode 11
RAINBOW DASH IS EXCITED!

Seriously, this is actually happening?
This is probably the most I’ve ever smiled after reading nothing but a synopsis so I’m majorly looking forward to this thing!


@Verbose
Just to go through your two points:

1. From what i can piece together quickly, it looks like the previous generations of MLP were pretty inconsistent in terms of continuous airings and/or/ production.
Starting back in 1982, all sorts of episodic and direct-to-video movies have been made, but they’ve usually been pretty broken up and disjointed.
The longest continuous run of syndicated TV episodes I can see seems to be just two years long from 1986 – 1987.
Now this was back in the days where a ‘season’ of a children’s TV show was considerably longer so those two years netted nearly the same number of episodes as our current show’s three seasons, but I think it is safe to say that this current generation is getting more support from Hasbro than they have ever really given for the cartoons.
(Obviously the toy line has been basically uninterrupted throughout the years so we aren’t talking about those.)
They took a weird angle with Equestria Gilrs that was likely mostly due to market pressures and crap like that, but I would be very surprised if MLP:FIM didn’t get another movie.
I don’t know how successful their theater launch was so I don’t know if it will be an even like that again, but DVD releases?
Sure!
That’s what I hope those tweets I posted yesterday were hinting at!

2. The staff of the show has been really cool to watch.
I do remember some of them talking about how ponies were fun, but that they were always out looking for new projects and ideas, making it sound as though they could move on at any time.
Now, animators and writers are always looking toward the next job since that’s what they have to do to survive, but I think so many of them have really fallen in love with the show that it is really fun to see.
Mitch may not be writing this season, but he continues to be involved with the fandom (his cameo in Anthology 3) so I wouldn’t be surprised if he came back next season just like Amy Keating Rogers who skipped over season three but is back for this one (and writing the above-mentioned episode 11!).
Obviously, career paths in a fickle field like animation mean that no one can stay on one project forever (unless you work on the Simpsons…) so not everyone will stick around, but the sheer enthusiasm and love that so many of them have for the show and the fans is awesome!


@Wat

Pinkie?
Pinkie… stop…

Dec 24, 2013 at 05:25AM EST
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Is this the famous “twilion” face I’ve heard so much about but still can’t comprehend?

@Blue Screen
Ironic shitposting is still shitposting.

Oh God, we’re turning into /kym/ again. Quick, somebody change topics before I post a cringe video.

Dec 24, 2013 at 06:47AM EST
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@DP: I’ve actually seen gifs of that video around a few times:

Quick, somebody change topics before I post a cringe video.

Don’t worry guys, I’ll stop him!

Dec 24, 2013 at 07:14AM EST
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So is anyone else really hyped to hear what other songs are going to be in this season? Yeah, we all already liked the music from the last three seasons but after hearing how the music’s quality stepped up during Magical Mystery Cure and if Hearts Strong as Horses and leaked song that shall not be named in fear of Anti-Spoiler hounds who’ll no doubt kill me are any indication we should be in for a treat. Which makes me even more hyped as…..fuck I can’t even mention it without a spoiler tag and I’m not in a position to go copy and paste the spoiler tag right now…… FML.

Dec 24, 2013 at 09:31AM EST
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Kewln00b The Manchild wrote:

So is anyone else really hyped to hear what other songs are going to be in this season? Yeah, we all already liked the music from the last three seasons but after hearing how the music’s quality stepped up during Magical Mystery Cure and if Hearts Strong as Horses and leaked song that shall not be named in fear of Anti-Spoiler hounds who’ll no doubt kill me are any indication we should be in for a treat. Which makes me even more hyped as…..fuck I can’t even mention it without a spoiler tag and I’m not in a position to go copy and paste the spoiler tag right now…… FML.

You think that Octavia or Vinyl might get a song? I mean, they did say a background pony would get a major role, so it could happen…

Dec 24, 2013 at 09:49AM EST
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Have some fluffy heart warmth for these cold winter months.




Relatively cold winter months I should say. It was 82 here on Sunday.

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