Sorry, was typing this up last night but couldn’t finish it so I’m finishing it now.
Happy (belated) Birthday!
Here, I baked you a cake!
Wait, that’s not right… Anyone got a more suitable one?
There we go!
And happy birthday to you too, Blue Screen, may you have a great birthday!
If you don’t mind me going off topic, watched some more episodes last night on the drive down here (My dad actually caught me and even guessed it was MLP, but managed to dodge the questions enough to get out of it without actually admitting to watching Ponies), so got a 3-report dump here now!
To recap, I actually saw this one a little while ago but delayed it until now because I haven’t got much to say about it.
It actually got off to a bad start with me because of the logic behind the storm which fuels the plot. They missed a rainy day… So couldn’t they just add another normal rainy day and/or make the next one rainier? I don’t see any need for a dangerous, damaging storm at all…
I also didn’t see the problem with Rarity shaping the branches but given what happened later and a review I watched yesterday, I’m pretty sure that was just me being dense.
However my main logical problem was with Applejack. I know a lot of people had issues with Twi being so dense but that didn’t bother me, however the element of honesty not saying one peep about her issues with this whole setup or even trying to really did…
Aside from that, the only other real noticeable impact was the whole stereotypical slumber party aspect made it a little too overtly girly for my tastes.
That’s really about it, don’t have much of anything else to say about this episode.
Okay, I’ll get this out of the way first: Like SO many other people who saw this I couldn’t help but think “Gee, these ponies are really racist!”, I won’t dwell on that since it’s been covered elsewhere more than sufficiently.
The other whole-episode was that after Apple Bloom was brought in, AJ having snatched her up, I couldn’t help but wonder why Rarity didn’t do the same with Sweetie Belle… Actually genuinely had me thinking that Rarity was leaving her sister to die or something! Of course she has her parents but I don’t remember them being introduced yet.
Also, the whole plot could really have been avoided if Zecora didn’t act so fucking suspicious and sketchy. She also doesn’t seem to do much else until quite a while into the episode, though I suppose that’s a perfectly valid choice (It would help to see something other than mysterious sketchiness though), aside from this and her rhyming mildly annoying me I don’t have any beef with her.
Pinkie Pie did annoy me with her song but looking back I can’t remember anything else of note she did that annoyed me. Fluttershy didn’t bother me at all (though my headphones had issues picking up her voice) and like most people I was amused by the whole “Flutterguy” thing (and the Evil Enchantress song didn’t bother me when she sang it instead, actually sounded quite good that way).
Pretty solid episode for the most part, hope we eventually get to see more Zebras in the future.
First off, do the Parasprites remind anyone else of Kirby? Round, flying cutesy things with excessive appetites…
Throughout the episode (since it was kinda spoiled for me), I was getting kinda upset aat Pinkie for not explaining herself, and the others for not listening to her. Though very much mostly the latter since Pinkie tried later on but they weren’t having any of it, so I’ll count this as a good episode for her, definitely.
Also bothered me that they didn’t try any of the techniques again, like Applejack’s herding for example. That only failed because Fluttershy kept one (black mark against her, by the way) so if they tried again it would probably work! Same with Rainbow’s tornado thing, that only failed because Pinkie’s cymbals went into it…
Also, they presumably rebuilt rather quickly, didn’t they? Since I’m presuming that the next episode doesn’t start with everything in ruins…
By all means a solid episode, I feel like I should have more to say about it so definitely feel free to ask about it, until then I’m gonna take a little tangent:
Sorry, probably went a tad image-heavy there but it’s a bit of a special occasion for me, in a way.