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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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There were a couple of points that weren’t my favorite, but I loved it overall! All dat Pitch Perfect references! I loved it! Inb4 everyone produces a million pitch perfect fanart cross-overs!

I’m going to have to dig up a ton of gifs from this one! There were a lot of great shots in it!

Edit: Page get! Have the official page song in honor of this episode!

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Feb 15, 2014 at 04:02PM EST
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Alex Mercer ♥ DON wrote:

So i found this gem

So that’s how math works.

I owe my old teacher an apology.

Feb 15, 2014 at 05:14PM EST
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Onion said:

You mean something like this?


That’s actually way better than what I thought of, well done! Gave you an update for that one.

TSG said:

Poor Crashgordon, he hops onto the ride only for it to turn a corner and reveal five years’ worth of track.

I’m cool with this, even if my catch-up takes too long, I’ll still get plenty of opportunities to be caught up and seeing MLP live with everyone else!
Had some thoughts about where this might go and my thoughts, though I’ll sort that out next post.

Danial said:

Hey guys, so I was wondering. Since AGL is such a success, I was thinking, hey! where’s Molestia? okay I know that Pinkiepony and her crew of SJWs bitched and moaned about how the blog “Supports rape culture” but, would it really be that bad if they brought her back? I mean like not Permanently, but just for a like a…I don’t know like 2 or 5 part comic about she got kidnapped by, you guessed it! none other then Pinkiepony! but this is where you come in. How would you like too see the Molestia kidnaped by Pinkiepony scenario go on?

This actually reminded me of someone I thought of, was never terribly familiar with either Tumblr but it seems like “Molly” is nowhere to be found, I couldn’t help but wonder “…Is she dead?”
If that was the case, then the fact that Luna doesn’t seem to be having any sort of reaction to it would have some disturbing implications however you cut it…

On a side-note, I’m locking it down, later tonight I’ll be watching Griffon The Brush-off and Boast Busters (as these are the next episodes), then I’ll have my reports on those (and Applebuck Season) up and ready.

Feb 15, 2014 at 05:18PM EST
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Alex Mercer ♥ DON wrote:

So i found this gem

>the last problem


@Crash’s Molestia Thing: I don’t know, it’d kinda come off as pandering.

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Feb 15, 2014 at 06:26PM EST
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To the SJWs? Probably, but I wasn’t seriously suggesting that, only saying that’s the only explanation that immediately came to mind.
I do kinda hope he addresses it one way or another, if only to resolve it once and for all. Not particularly concerned how, though I’d kinda hope she ISN’T dead, because I couldn’t think of any way to do this that wouldn’t:
1) Be depressing. (if she is gone and Luna’s mourning her/has mourned her)
2) Taint "Molly"’s legacy/prove the SJWs right (if Luna’s not upset because she’s retconned into being WAY worse than was previously let on)
3) Make Luna look utterly heartless (If her sister WASN’T retconned into being a monster, but Luna doesn’t give a toss anyway)
Other than that, anything should be fine, maybe even if it’s just “she’s still around and we just never see her anymore because the spotlight is elsewhere now” or “she’s stopped the pervy stuff to just stick to ruling”.

Feb 15, 2014 at 06:40PM EST
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I remember seeing the title for this episode a few weeks ago and knew what it was referencing. When I was watching the episode I thought she was just going to fill in for them, but then once I found out Fluttershy was going to help Big Mac lip synch I snickered to myself.

But then I found out I have the Diabeetus thanks to Fluttershy. But it’s good Diabeetus, here have some ’beetus everybody.

Feb 15, 2014 at 07:16PM EST
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This was a lovable and cute episode.

It helps that I’ve watched Pitch Perfect. Really helped me understand the references and appreciate the overall theme

Pretty much the only time I’m not being a diehard electronic fanatic that hates lyrical music is when Acapella gets involved. I think my exposure to Glee and Pitch Perfect has warped my tastes in an odd direction there and given me this one exception to the rule. So I really liked the singing in this episode

I loved the bigger spotlight for Big Mac, great development on his character. A new Zecora sighting and plenty of Lyra

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Feb 15, 2014 at 07:56PM EST
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Mai waifu had an episode.

And it was an episode about her being afraid of something and overcoming it.

Again.

And I loved it.

Feb 15, 2014 at 08:25PM EST

I really liked this episode except for Pinkie. This would probably be one of my favorites of the season if it weren’t for her complete ineptitude throughout the episode. Not to mention the joke of pointing out everything terrifying about going on stage is neither original nor funny. And no, I’m not going to buy the “she jut had her filter off that day” excuse that Amy was using. The jokes from Pinkie did get some really great reactions from the rest of the mane 6, especially with Rarity smacking Pinkie’s nose with the rolled up flier, but any positives that came from it get automatically counteracted when thinking about how upset Fluttershy would get because of Pinkie’s tangents. It basically set back any trace of a chance Fluttershy had of actually being brave enough to be on stage for the sake of the episode progressing. It also slightly bothered me that this felt a little like a retread of Hurricane Fluttershy (one of my favorite episodes) but I can get over it. I’m pretty confused as to why the rest of the mane 6 couldn’t be in on the Flutterguy plan either. But moving on to the positive things, I particularly loved Rarity in this episode. She and Fluttershy’s interactions further reinforced the particularly strong bond the two have, and I loved that moment when we can see in her face that she is catching on to Fluttershy’s excuses to perform. It was also awesome to see Big Mac get a decent chunk of the spotlight. His moment with AJ was hilarious. The ending of the episode is what probably left me the happiest, though. Even though Fluttershy is actually coming out of her shell by the end of it, the writers finally realize that crippling shyness on the level of Fluttershy’s is not something that can be cured in a week. It’s been sort of frustrating seeing Flutter’s shyness level fluctuate throughout the series, with her learning to have confidence one week and then being terrified of leaving her house the next. So at least with the ending of this episode we see Fluttershy making progress, but still being in her shell.

Feb 15, 2014 at 08:44PM EST
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I thought today’s episode was rather boring honestly. Not horrible, just boring. I’m surprised that a literary person like Platus and a music person like BSoD could like this episode when I personally found both the story and music to be almost offensively bland.

Also, what the fuck was up with Pinkie? It takes some really shoddy writing to make Pinkie look like an asshole.

Feb 15, 2014 at 08:44PM EST
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Fifths wrote:

I thought today’s episode was rather boring honestly. Not horrible, just boring. I’m surprised that a literary person like Platus and a music person like BSoD could like this episode when I personally found both the story and music to be almost offensively bland.

Also, what the fuck was up with Pinkie? It takes some really shoddy writing to make Pinkie look like an asshole.

Yeah, Ponka was an incredible asshole. Jackwagon. Was an a’ight episode otherwise.


Can’t really think of anything else for this post. I’ll leave you with this Heartcall.

Feb 15, 2014 at 08:57PM EST
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Can sing with friends on stage in hearths warming episode, can’t sing in front of people in this episode. Friends didn’t know how well she can sing.

discuss.

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Feb 15, 2014 at 08:58PM EST
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I had a discussion with a few people, and we came to the agreement that as of late, if the episode does not focus on her, she’s getting shoehorned in.

As Verbose put it:

“She’s supposed to stick out, but at times, it seems like her randomness is forced.”

As for today’s episode, Pinkie’s behavior was just absolutely inexcusable. Just because the episode doesn’t focus on her doesn’t mean you can get away with writing her so that not only does she become nothing more than a running joke and nothing else for an entire episode, but that she also uses a gag that just makes the audience feel bad after more than one go. If it was a one off, I absolutely would have said “Oh, Pinkie, you left your filter off.”

But multiple times?

That changes to “Pinkie, you’re being a dick.”

Other than Pinkie’s assholery to mai waifu, I quite liked the episode. A lot, actually. It might be my second or third favorite for the season.

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Feb 15, 2014 at 09:01PM EST

Derpy Vazquez wrote:


Can sing with friends on stage in hearths warming episode, can’t sing in front of people in this episode. Friends didn’t know how well she can sing.

discuss.

The real explanation: Cartoons. A character will go completely out of character, forget important character development from their past and all that shit as long as you can make a 10-20 minute long cartoon out of it.

It’s what I’ve always hated about cartoons (and comedies) in general.

Feb 15, 2014 at 09:02PM EST
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@Fifths

Because there’s no conceivable way pinkie could ever unwittingly become a tactles jerk. People just don’t just do dickish things on random occasions where they don’t think before they speak, that’s so unrealistic. Totally not believable writing. No way that ever happens in real life.

Not trying to defend Pinkies actions. I’m just saying that i don’t see how that’s an error on the writers part. We want character flaws, do we not?

Anyway, I liked it because it’s such a cute story. You know I like cute, so that’s not that big of a surprise. I thought you might be more surprised that I for once enjoyed the songs which I usually skip

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Feb 15, 2014 at 09:03PM EST
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Fifths wrote:

I thought today’s episode was rather boring honestly. Not horrible, just boring. I’m surprised that a literary person like Platus and a music person like BSoD could like this episode when I personally found both the story and music to be almost offensively bland.

Also, what the fuck was up with Pinkie? It takes some really shoddy writing to make Pinkie look like an asshole.

Things I liked in the episode:

-The banter, particularly the AJ/Big Mac scene
-The ending, for most of the reasons Crimson Locks has said
-The continuity with the previous episodes (mostly through the poison joke)
-The gags (Pinkie climbing the wall and winning the turkey call competition, Rarity smacking pinkie with the paper, Zecora’s play on the words “horse” and “hoarse”)
-Fluttershy’s unrelenting cuteness

Things I did not like in the episode:

-The song, which I agree was pretty bland
-Pinkie’s out-of-character meanness
-The fact that the other two ponies in the quartet did not have their names mentioned

Sure, the episode isn’t perfect, but its problems are far outweighed by the things it likes. Also, I’m a big fan of slice-of-life shows like Azumanga Daioh (still probably my favourite anime), which tend to have a weak plot holding together a series of clever jokes and scenes, which is basically how this episode was structured. Done well, plotnessness can be a virtue.

And, yeah, Pinkie was strangely written, especially in light of how protective he has been of Flutershy in previous episodes. Remember in Griffon the Brush Off, during the pranking sequence, when it was Pinkie who decided that Fluttershy was completely off limits? Though, to be fair, it was indicated a few times that Pinkie didn’t realize what she was doing, so this may be a case of obliviousness rather than her being mean.

Feb 15, 2014 at 09:05PM EST
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@Episode
Another enjoyable, if somewhat forgettable, episode. The continuity was astounding. It is, I believe, the earliest dose of continuity we’ve had yet. I was a little disappointed by the plot. Another “Fluttershy is, surprise surprise, shy” episode. I’m getting a little concerned that Applejack Syndrome (where they’re episodes focus on one issue every. single. time.) is going to befall the other characters.

That damn song has burrowed its way into my skull and is now feasting on the brain cells I need to do my Gov. Test over the weekend. The return of Flutterguy marked the first time I have ever gone “wow, that’s kind of pander-y.” I was astonished /mlp/ was more ass ravaged over Pinkie than actual pandering.

Oh, Pinkie. Pinkie, Pinkie, Pinkie. It’s shit like this that makes me dislike you. Complete and total ineptitude toward basic social interaction. Your ignorance--at this point--is inexcusable. You know how Fluttershy is. You’ve seen it. You’ve talked to her about it. Why the hell would you think doing this was a good idea? I thought Pinkie Keen Pinkie had been safely buried in S1, but it seems continuity wasn’t the only thing to return. You’ve now officially defeated Rarity and ascended to Worst Pony.

7.3/10.

Derpy Vazquez said:

Can sing with friends on stage in hearths warming episode, can’t sing in front of people in this episode. Friends didn’t know how well she can sing.

1) Fluttershy did show her stage fright in that episode (Twilight having to pull her out of the box)

2) The singing was congregational. Everypony was singing. Not just four or five of them. Plus, the type of singing she had to do here was quite a bit harder and more likely to screw up (with all the pitches and harmony and what not) while Heart Carol was very basic and simple.

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Feb 15, 2014 at 09:35PM EST
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@BSoD

I think you overestimate the value of realism in storytelling. In such a highly fantastic scenario as an mlp episode, my only concern for realism is that it not be impinged upon so grossly so has to prevent my getting immersed in the story. I don’t want the logic connecting plot points or character actions to be so contrived as to distract me and leave me scratching my head. Aside from that, realism can go fuck itself. I want to be entertained by the fantasy.

Pinkie was functioning as a flat character in this episode. Her purpose was to throw in a quick, innocuous joke from the sidelines and not get too much in the way of the main action. While Pinkie coming off as a callous dick from her general aloofness could make for a good character flaw to be tackled in a Pinkie focused episode, it just comes across as distracting in an episode where she’s supposed to be a side character. Also, the fact that it doesn’t get addressed and Pinkie shows no remorse for her callous display really engenders in me some genuine dislike for the character.

@Platus

Well yeah, I understand the technique of using a simple plot as a joke telling device, but that doesn’t change the fact that the jokes were all played out. Big Mac not talking, Fluttershy being shy, Fluttershy’s deep voice: All things we’ve seen done and done better in older mlp eps. They didn’t do anything new with those old ideas, and that made the episode boring to me.

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Feb 15, 2014 at 10:26PM EST
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If anyone’s interested in hearing about some older episodes, my next batch of reports are ready!

First thing that grabbed me here was the very beginning: AJ was having a conversation with Big Mac, a pretty full one setting up the episode and all! The reason this struck me as so odd was that I had heard so many people complaining that he didn’t have any real lines besides his two trademark ones and they really wanted him to have some… But he had a bunch here! I know it’s a bit far-back and in a not-so-important episode and I’m not saying they were wrong they were wrong to want more, but it seemed odd that nobody ever brought it up… It would be kinda like if we had people desperately wanting Derpy to speak and then the whole fiasco about her part in The Last Roundup the same way, but she had a minute-long monologue about muffins and mail delivery at the start of The Ticket Master that nobody ever talked about.
Onto the episode itself… I actually don’t have a lot to say about it, hence why I waited for an update with other episodes before I posted this.
It all seemed pretty solid to me, with the only real complaint being that the mishearing gag seemed quite forced to me and I wasn’t even annoyed by Pinkie or Fluttershy this time but yet, I couldn’t seem to get into it much despite that and how (when thinking critically) it seemed a lot more solid than the pilot and Ticket Master… I think it was two things mainly: I got rather hyped-up because it was an Applejack episode and she quite impressed me previously, and the whole feeling of “I’M FINALLY WATCHING PONIES!!!” kinda wore off by this point. Also, I was kinda tired at the time I watched it, so that could be part of it too.
I’ll just close this out with a few minor points:
1) Twilight teleport-spamming and levitating so many freaking apples all at once made me kinda wonder about her “power level”… Like many it would seem.
2) The episode seemed to have an additional (probably unintentional) moral of “If you’re way too tired to do your job, GET SOME FREAKING SLEEP!”, which kinda speaks to me personally.
3) I noticed a number of instances where they mistakenly forgot to use any/everypony instead of the proper real-life versions. This pleases me. Yeah, still kinda irked by the horse puns…

Everyone’s angry about Pinkie in the new episode and here I am, her number 1 hater, liking her in this episode.
Yeah, really. I didn’t really see anything horribly wrong with her here, acknowledging her annoyance in the beginning probably helped but I think it was mostly because she was actually doing engaging (and towards the end, even pretty awesome) stuff rather than just “interrupt the plot for random shit” repeatedly. In any case, she never really bothered me this time, and I even quite liked her at some points. Seriously.
Fluttershy… Didn’t irritate me either. I’ll admit the scene where Gilda made her cry gave me a little rush of sadistic glee but not a lot and I guess it’s just hard to hate her under these circumstances, coupled with her not doing anything wrong or annoying. I was slightly irked by the refusal to prank her though, but I understand why and I won’t argue with it.
Gilda herself seemed pretty solid to me. Not much to say besides that she worked well as an antagonist and I might like to see her back. More than I was expecting from her (which was just being mildly weirded out by her hybrid nature, Griffons are kinda odd to me, but it didn’t seem to have an effect on me in this episode).
Only issue was hearing Rainbow and Pinkie repeatedly and constantly called by name (often FULL name…) got on my nerves quickly though. Very forced, unnatural and odd sounding, plus not necessary, I’m sure even target audience could be expected to remember who these two are after a few times maximum…
Overall, I’d say I really quite enjoyed this one! Actually had some concerns after getting kinda bored with the last one but it turned out a-okay! I think the key is not getting too hyped up.
P.S. Was Spike humming the intro music before the hiccup prank? How very meta…

Don’t have a lot to say so I’ll just focus on a few things I do have comments about.
I noticed complaints saying that a magic show doesn’t make sense in a world with magic. I’d say they actually addressed this with the whole spiel about typical Unicorn magic limits at the beginning, this would imply magic shows in Equestria are kinda like stunt shows or kinda similar. Which I guess also kinda handles the “She’s supposed to brag!” complaint to a degree, since that would imply she’s supposed to be showing off what she actually CAN do, but that complaint still holds since this would only really invalidate SOME of Trixie’s behavior.
I definitely thought the main characters antagonizing Trixie was pretty bad though, even with the complaints reduced, they were totally blowing it out of proportion. Plus Dash was a total hypocrite about the bragging and her only real comeuppance was getting glared at, and not even after her antics were finished!
I was totally with Twilight the whole way though, I would probably not want to “show myself off” under these circumstances either and I felt she made a pretty good decision of when to start acting too really.
Snips and Snails… Well, they’re supposed to be annoying, doesn’t totally excuse that but definitely puts in a different light. In which I’ll say they still laid it on a little too thick. Only super-duper problem was the lack of Karma for them for the dark spots of their behavior, they literally got REWARDED at the episode’s end! (Which is also the only time I didn’t really agree with Twi) If they got an appropriate level of punishment I probably wouldn’t have really cared about this but that kinda left a foul taste in my mouth…
Trixie I’ll comment on in two parts:
For her popularity, I suppose I can kinda comprehend why, but it still seems surprising and definitely quite odd that she got THIS big. She seemed interesting enough to justify fanfiction and such but I still don’t really see nearly enough to justify how massive a fanbase she got. Then again, I’m talking about the fandom that repeatedly takes characters whose only contributions to the show is standing in the background and maybe looking funny and turns them into icons so this certainly isn’t out of the ordinary.
For her part in this episode, she definitely had just about enough to justify being the antagonist but I’m totally confident in saying she got too much punishment for her misdeeds, especially compared to how other jerks in this episode got nothing or a positive reward…
I’d say the episode as a whole wasn’t terrible like some have said as I found it an enjoyable enough ride but I certainly see the problems so it kinda balances out for me personally.

With all that said, I think I need to be going to bed about now, it’s nearly 4AM and I’m trying to get a better sleep schedule… Also, please forgive me if I’ve screwed something up, not firing on all cylinders ATM.

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Feb 15, 2014 at 10:42PM EST
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I would say that being straight up inconsiderate at times is actually very typical of pinkie.

Besides, remember that time Fluttershy said everything she and Rarity did in life was pointless in the Iron Will episode and nobody batted an eye? Can’t say I see what the big deal is.

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Feb 15, 2014 at 11:12PM EST
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@Iamslow: Yeah, but Pinkie pissed me off all of those other times too (except for Griffon the Brush Off). I’m willing to allow character flaws in my ponies and not cry out of character when they don’t perfectly embody their elements and whatnot, but Pinkie being this inept to other people’s feelings when her whole schtick is making people happy and being generally in tune with their feelings leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I could have even forgiven this if it was a one time gag, but this went on over the span of the entire episode which in universe was about a week or so. I could excuse Pinkie for having an “off day” if it were a one time occurrence, but an off week? Not so much.

>Nobody batted an eye at Putting Your Hoof Down
I think Fifths would like to have a word with you

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Feb 16, 2014 at 12:30AM EST
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Alex Mercer ♥ DON wrote:

So i found this gem

Lol. You “find this gem” and get 4 krama. I find this gem and get 1.
That’s cool. I’m happy for you bro.

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Feb 16, 2014 at 01:20AM EST
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↑ Oh gawd! My sides! I noticed them together, but I didn’t notice the eye movement! I gotta go watch this episode again.

Oh, and here’s a picture from that NY toy fair.


God these are going to go fast! I know I want one!

There’s a whole bunch more on EqD, but they didn’t post this one! ↓

Breezies and keys!

Also, we now have the Identity of Adiago Dazzle.

She looks absolutely horrible. Is she going to actually look this way in the movie? Then again, most of the dolls look this way.

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Feb 16, 2014 at 02:11AM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

↑ Oh gawd! My sides! I noticed them together, but I didn’t notice the eye movement! I gotta go watch this episode again.

Oh, and here’s a picture from that NY toy fair.


God these are going to go fast! I know I want one!

There’s a whole bunch more on EqD, but they didn’t post this one! ↓

Breezies and keys!

Also, we now have the Identity of Adiago Dazzle.

She looks absolutely horrible. Is she going to actually look this way in the movie? Then again, most of the dolls look this way.

@Dazzle

If you look at the box behind her, we see a bit of her vectorized look. Still not great, but better.

Feb 16, 2014 at 03:16AM EST
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Just in case you didn’t get the full significance of the title!


Sounds like I’m in roughly the same boat as a lot of people here: Decent-to-Meh episode, Fluttershy being adorable, and Pinkie being a jerk.
I think I fall a little more toward forgiving Pinkie due to her penchant for unthinking outbursts, but I totally see why others wouldn’t.
Her first speech was the worst one for me as she was clearly describing the worst possible outcome to everything, but I sort of understood her last one in the cottage (as Rarity explained it later).

I’ll second the idea that the song was kind of boring, at least by the end.
The first incarnation was sort of fun, but… well, in an episode explicitly centered around music and singing, it was a bit underwhelming for there to essentially be only one song repeated over and over.
I was also hoping it would be a little more ‘Barbershop-y’ and less of a standard pop song, but that’s more minor.
I did like Flutterguy’s free-styling near the end and the looks of panic on Mac’s face when he couldn’t keep up.

Oh, and AJ’s ability to read her brother was awesome.
Best moment for me.

@Pinka
Aw, you beat me to it.
I saw that little eye move the first time through and loved the little splash of character it added to an otherwise inconsequential moment.


As much as ‘Fluttershy is scared of things’ is being overdone as a plot point, I do like how the animation team seems to take it as a challenge to make each one of her freak-outs visually unique.

That’s some terror!



Should I be ashamed to admit that I thought pretty much the exact same thing here?



Maybe it’s just me, but these two seem to have too many specific details to them to be randomly designed, but I can’t place the reference.
Any ideas on who they might be referencing?



Jumping back to Cute Master’s original post, he was confused about the release’s wording:

Thought the adventures of My Little Pony‘s Equestria Girls…(blah, blah, blah)…ended when Twilight Sparkle escaped back through the portal to Canterlot High?

I agree that it is very ambiguously worded, but I think the intent was relatively innocuous:

Thought the adventures of My Little Pony‘s Equestria Girls…(blah, blah, blah)…ended when Twilight Sparkle escaped back through the portal [that led] to Canterlot High?

She obviously didn’t escape to Canterlot High, though that phrase could easily be interpreted that way.
Just silly backward writing.

I am curious how they will get Twilight into this, though.
I’m sort of liking the theory that it will actually be that world’s original Twi who was hinted to exist in the first movie, but if it goes that route and there is no use of the portal, the movie will have essentially no tie-in to the actual series (which very well may be a good thing, actually).


To the actual content:

That’s pretty bad-ass!

I’m very cautiously hopeful about the aesthetic because I see a lot of campy 80s Glam Rock/Hair Metal influences in there and I think I would honestly love it if they ran with those.
It’s such a deliciously cheesy era that is ripe for parody and homage.
Hell, Dash is already pulling off a pretty good Ziggy Stardust and the Diamond Dogs are confirmed to appear so we basically have a whole David Bowie motif waiting to be played on.
Unfortunately, from the trailer, it sounds like they are going to be stuck with more generic pop stuff, but I can dream, can’t I?

FYI, Show Stoppers with the super 80s outfits and rock performance was what really made me like the CMCs for the first time.
Maybe they will make a cameo since this will be a ‘Battle of the Bands’ story?


One more request for reference diving:

I swear I know this dance move from somewhere but I just cannot place it.
The closest I can get is a good Stayin’ Alive strut, but it’s not the exact match that I know I’ve seen somewhere.

Anyone else out there have a photographic memory of iconic 70s – 80s era struts?
As an aside, from my tireless efforts to find the right clip, I have had Stayin’ Alive stuck in my head for the past two or three days.

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Feb 16, 2014 at 04:17AM EST
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Crashgordon94 said:

But he had a bunch here!

And enjoy every word of it, cause it’s the last time the guy talks until his rant in Hearts and Hooves Day.

Onto the episode itself… I actually don’t have a lot to say about it.

Applejack episodes in a nutshell. The joke of “APPLES APPLES APPLES” isn’t entirely off. If her episode isn’t about the farm, then it’s about the family that founded the farm.

…levitating so many freaking apples…

If there’s one surefire way to turn the TV Tropes Forum into a wasteland, it’s mentioning that scene, and then going into their “power levels.” (It’s also a proven rustling agent for Applefags’ jimmies.)

Everyone’s angry about Pinkie in the new episode and here I am, her number 1 hater, liking her in this episode.

And that’s the exact reason everyone’s hating her in the new one. She goes from questioning the motives of someone who made Fluttershy cry, to making Fluttershy cry herself and then just shrugging it off.

Iamslow said:

I would say that being straight up inconsiderate at times is actually very typical of pinkie.

Hence her solidifying her Worst Pony status. The Official xTSGx Pony Ranking, Sponsored by Fimficton.net, is now:
Best Pony: Twilight Sparkle
2: Fluttershy
3: Rainbow Dash
4: Applejack
5: Rarity
6: Pinkie Pie

Best Princess*: Luna
2: Celestia
3: Cadance

*Twilight is disqualified from Best Princess running as she’s already clinched Best Pony.

Feb 16, 2014 at 04:29AM EST
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

I saw this scene and I was thinking “this is still a kids show right?”

I need to learn to YouTube poop. Watching this gif over and over it looks like “Fluttershy can’t escape the land mines” followed by “Fluttershy gets wiped out by a nuke.” lol.

Feb 16, 2014 at 05:18AM EST
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@pinkie being a cunt
I was really surprised that the writers would do this. Pinkie hasn’t been a very bad character in any of the other episodes, and I think this was the first time I’ve not been able to like pinkie. As a character
@xTSGx
Agreed that twilight is best mane 6 pony
@episode
I hope I wasn’t the only one who had to rewind when I saw this:

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Feb 16, 2014 at 05:35AM EST
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@Muffins
You act like flank waving is new to the show. lol.



(ok, so that last one wasn’t quite accurate, but close enough. And yes I did do a double take when I saw that part in the episode. lol.)

Feb 16, 2014 at 06:06AM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

I need to learn to YouTube poop. Watching this gif over and over it looks like “Fluttershy can’t escape the land mines” followed by “Fluttershy gets wiped out by a nuke.” lol.

It’s.. Pretty easy actually. Do you even sony vegas?

@Karma Controversy

Feb 16, 2014 at 06:34AM EST
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Alex Mercer ♥ DON wrote:

It’s.. Pretty easy actually. Do you even sony vegas?

@Karma Controversy

I don’t even vegas, but I have the full adobe suite thanks to school stuff. I need to learn it.

Also, I ain’t even mad because that’s old shit. Take a look at klystron2010’s NEW video.

I guess you could say I’m a page ahead. </hipster douchery>

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Feb 16, 2014 at 06:56AM EST
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And enjoy every word of it, cause it’s the last time the guy talks until his rant in Hearts and Hooves Day.

Yeah, I know, I was more saying I was shocked that nobody mentioned it at all even in passing…
Like, even just “I’d like to see him have some lines, besides the ones from Applebuck Season” or something like that.

Applejack episodes in a nutshell. The joke of “APPLES APPLES APPLES” isn’t entirely off. If her episode isn’t about the farm, then it’s about the family that founded the farm.

Well, it definitely seemed the case here… Hope it gets better for any future episodes about her, since I’d definitely say she deserves better.

If there’s one surefire way to turn the TV Tropes Forum into a wasteland, it’s mentioning that scene, and then going into their “power levels.” (It’s also a proven rustling agent for Applefags’ jimmies.)

You know what, I can certainly see why.

And that’s the exact reason everyone’s hating her in the new one. She goes from questioning the motives of someone who made Fluttershy cry, to making Fluttershy cry herself and then just shrugging it off.

Seems logical, it hurts so much more than if she was never done well to begin with. Of course, my opinion might make the experience different for me personally (unless I actually DO wind up turning around about Pinkie).

Feb 16, 2014 at 08:09AM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

I don’t even vegas, but I have the full adobe suite thanks to school stuff. I need to learn it.

Also, I ain’t even mad because that’s old shit. Take a look at klystron2010’s NEW video.

I guess you could say I’m a page ahead. </hipster douchery>

Feb 16, 2014 at 08:53AM EST
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Glad to see I wasn’t the only one who was annoyed with Pinkie Pie after this episode. Hell, I wrote a 5 page rant on it in Word, but I realized I was overreacting and stopped.

Anyways, regardless of my prior outburst, this episode meet my expectations.

Feb 16, 2014 at 09:35AM EST
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Umm… I was just given some advice on my little tumblr comic I keep talking about and… Well… They suggested I need to start from scratch… New characters… Less characters… Completely redone story (what little there is)… Completely redesigned characters.

… I can accept some of that if I have to… But… I can’t accept giving up the characters themselves.

Well… I’m going to have to think long and hard about all this and whether to do most of that or not… But I may as well ask for help on a specific issue… On I’d probably ask even if I wasn’t reeling from the shock of being told to start over.

Anyone want to review the designs I already have?

…I mean, there’s no way I’ll give up the heart of the characters, but I’ve already visually redesigned each about twice… So regardless of if I do decide to reset or not… I’m okay with redesigns.

Here’s the link if you feel like it

Erm… Just remember to look at them most recent to least recent… Whoever gave the critique went backwards and saw my old designs first.

…Now… Erm… I… need to sleep on this… look at it with a fresh head and less heartache.

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Feb 16, 2014 at 10:38AM EST
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@Lunar Protégé

Oh dear, it appears you’ve reached panel 5

The thing about doing art is that it’s kind of a constant existential crisis. Don’t worry though, you just have to keep working at it…forever…

If you want the truth, then yes, I think your tumblr requires major overhaul. You lack insight into basic features of anatomy, comic design, and aesthetic sense to say nothing of the storytelling. I know that probably makes you feel terrible, but this is a good thing! You need to first have that terrible “I suck at everything” feeling before you can hope to get anywhere. Don’t let this make you feel like you have no natural talent, everyone starts off terrible. Now that you realize you aren’t great, you can start achieving the tools to become great.

I hang around with artists a lot, so I’d like to think I’ve gleaned a little insight off them. Send me a personal message and I’d be happy to share everything I can with you :)

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Feb 16, 2014 at 11:35AM EST
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Would anyone be so kind if too give me a link too the new episode? I did watch it but the lag, OH MY GOD THE LAG (I watched it live streamed)

Feb 16, 2014 at 01:40PM EST
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Not Danial Dolatshahi wrote:

Would anyone be so kind if too give me a link too the new episode? I did watch it but the lag, OH MY GOD THE LAG (I watched it live streamed)

Here you go
(Note that it might get taken down, so watch it while you can)

Feb 16, 2014 at 02:03PM EST
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Fifths wrote:

@Lunar Protégé

Oh dear, it appears you’ve reached panel 5

The thing about doing art is that it’s kind of a constant existential crisis. Don’t worry though, you just have to keep working at it…forever…

If you want the truth, then yes, I think your tumblr requires major overhaul. You lack insight into basic features of anatomy, comic design, and aesthetic sense to say nothing of the storytelling. I know that probably makes you feel terrible, but this is a good thing! You need to first have that terrible “I suck at everything” feeling before you can hope to get anywhere. Don’t let this make you feel like you have no natural talent, everyone starts off terrible. Now that you realize you aren’t great, you can start achieving the tools to become great.

I hang around with artists a lot, so I’d like to think I’ve gleaned a little insight off them. Send me a personal message and I’d be happy to share everything I can with you :)

You might also see something in this scarily-accurate comic:

(Larger version here.)

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Feb 16, 2014 at 03:50PM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

I need to learn to YouTube poop. Watching this gif over and over it looks like “Fluttershy can’t escape the land mines” followed by “Fluttershy gets wiped out by a nuke.” lol.

Or she goes to the “Alone” dimension.


@Adagio Dazzle: Well, I’ll be watching /mlp/ from a safe distance if you need me.

Feb 16, 2014 at 07:29PM EST
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Oh gawd! I completely forgot about this guy. Have the most recent posts by IanimatePonymotes.



You should check out his page as well because the rest are just as funny. Some of them are barely episode inspired and completely original and awesome.



Feb 16, 2014 at 09:08PM EST
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Guys, guys, guys… think of the animals.

We’ve just been introduced to a turkey and a jackalope. For those who don’t know, these are jackalopes.

Which means there has to be more mythical creatures inbound. The question is… which ones?

Feb 16, 2014 at 09:36PM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:


Sugarcube corner…no wings…I’ve read enough fanfics to know where this is going. 0.0

And Rainbow Dash looks like she’s gonna go bowling. I’m looking forward to THAT fanfic.

Feb 18, 2014 at 02:38AM EST
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