Joined Dec 17, 2012 at 11:07PM EST
really, cant they just release like the first 13 episodes in the winter time of 2014 and take a 3 or 4 week break like they did with season 2 and give us the rest later in the spring like they originally planned?
This season already has enough pressure on it now to be good as the only reason i can think of that they would have it delayed this far out (without it being delayed due to things like EQG 2) is that they were really taking there time crafting a season long story arc (a REAL season long story arc this time) and make sure the animation was tip top shape. Anything but that is gonna really come off as disappointing if we get things like the Breezes or Daring Don’t again… :/
Glad to see that it isnt just the shows writing that is beginning to suffer. Not that i really keep up with the comics though. I guess this story is an arc that will probably end up falling “outside” of the official cannon of the show.
Pre-season 3 twilight was perfect in that middle ground as a character who both had something to learn about herself, but more importantly others to learn FROM. As a princess there’s no where to go from there in what she learns from others, hence the elimination of the weekly letters to Celestia not to mention a break down in the dynamic between the mane 6 and there interactions with each other. It really shouldn’t be seen as a coincidence in season 4 that when episodes were to focus on the other ponies they ended up bringing in OUTSIDE forces (the likes of cheese sandwich, coco pommel, etc) because what used to be a carefully crafted dynamic by Faust was up ended with a hastily thrown together marketing ploy to sell more toys in the guise of a finale at the end of season 3. The closest I felt we got to getting back a glimpse of the old twilight was Testing Testing 1, 2, 3 and even then we saw TS in a MENTOR role instead of being someone who would learn ALONG with her friends. Now? She just preaches.
Well, yes she should. But if all they can do is pump out another story about how awesome Twilight Sparkle is then you just comeback round to square one of the bigger problem people have with her. That being that in her current form, Twilight receives too much attention as pony Jesus in the universe. She’s in character limbo as it were. Either relegated to a subdued background of the mundane and ho-hum, OR the totally in your face its all about me and what I do, center of attention that McCarthy and Hasbro would prefer audiences have her to be (cause that’s easier to sell for the latter and easier to write for the former). Left with these two choices and no middle ground to really reconcile Twilight’s character on I can see people accusing the show of losing its balance between the 6 ponies, as something holding merit.
Actually she was in plenty of episodes but her character had been so subdued in season 4 for a time it was getting to the point that she was considered by some in the fandom to be Princess Cadence 2.0. Also I’m not sure who you’ve been talking to or for even how long you’ve been in the fandom but The Best Night Ever is held in high regards amongst most. It doesn’t have half the divisiveness that S2 or S3 finales had which is why it probably gets talked about the least, maybe leading people to think it isn’t that well liked but it most certainly is viewed with a fondness by the fandom.
What were you exactly expecting to happen!? The ride NEVER ends!!
I won’t place all the blame on McCarthy this is more then likely a push from Hasbro Inc seening as how from a marketing standpoint its easier to sell impressionable kids on a product with a central figure behind it (think Optimus Prime from the Transformers Series) but that was one of the better things about My Little Pony it was about the Pony dynamic between the mane 6 as equals (equal in both faults, flaws as well as talents) and how they were all there to help learn from each other and encourage one and other to grow and strengthen their respective character. You don’t get that when you scrap that dynamic in favor of focusing on just the one, whether she is the go to MAIN charater. And caps like the one from OP certainly don’t help that argument that the IP owners and the crew still “care” about that dynamic going forward into future seasons. I liked season 4 but the most meh, mundane thing about it was Twilight for the majority of the episodes in that season. It was good inspite of her not because of her.
Normally I myself am not one to jump on the “zomg twilight overshadow everyting in existence” as the show still manages for the most part to make episodes giving other characters their due, but then we get the episodes from season 3 onwards and the only ones that make consistent impacts on the series going forward are things like twilight’s princesshood and alicorn status, or the showdown with tirek or her one pony quest through the mirror, and it seems to take front and center stage. Where as in seasons 1 and 2 you had the group as a whole getting into trouble at the gala or fighting off the changeling army together with teamwork.
The series going forward has long since left this dynamic behind in the dust what with things like EQG making twilight literally the main focus of her pony friends (as only she is allowed to go to the human realm, when her pony friends are not) and now this big trailer blasting me in the face with “Hey kids dont forget about our twilot recap!!1one” Yeah cause its all we need to remember or its all you want us to remember idk….
What else would you expect from best pony? Weaponizing the “HNNNNNNNNNNNNNG!!!” Is one of her myriad of qualities!!
Random Guy: Mr Rooker I feel it is my place to tell you that it is truly unacceptable for a man of your age to partake in such…
Micheal Rooker: Oobly boolu boolu buu!
Random Guy: To partake in such childish-
Micheal Rooker: Oogly moogly buu!
Random Guy: Its unsight--
Micheal Rooker: Ooply oop…
Random Guy: To behave in such a wa-
Micheal Rooker: Oogly balu…
Random Guy: PONIES ARE FOR LITTLE GIRLS!
Michael Rooker: whistles Now i KNOW you didn’t just shit talk men for liking ponies!?
SPRING!!!!!!!!!????? I think that means we’ve officially had a year with out ponies… 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14. This season is officially 15-15. RIP in peace the streak.
Who is best princess? YOU are best princess!
The Pank rolls dah best dank!
Hey all I can say is this, I’ve gotten everything ive wanted so far. We have a MAJOR happening in the pony fandom that for once isn’t going to be spearheaded by McCarthy, and is a movie of the ACTUAL ponies that we all came to love. Yes having one of the other veteran writers do the story would have been more ideal and while I agree that caution never hurt anyone, for me I’m just glad we aren’t getting another EQG movie directly following the previous one. And who knows if the movie actually turns out alright, maybe this will show Hasbro that they don’t have to trust nor let Meghan handle EVERY major happening in the show from now on. ;)
11/10 I cri evury tiem!! ;_; -Roger Ebert
3/10 Best Movie of the summer! – IGN
And for that we won’t judge you…………..to harshly. ;-P
The divide? No. I think the cracks of what would become the massive chasm that separates the two opposing sides of the fandom formed when that happened definitely. Mainly because without the series original creator it gives rise for the creation of doubt in the minds of some fans as to how different the series would have gone if kept under its original vision she had for it. Things like EQG and Twilicorn were definitely the things that drove a wedge between the two splitting them clear and distinctly. Things like accusations of character flanderization or and head canon breaking changes to the world or its characters are the things that continue to widen that gap, but really the shitstorm that is the fandom nowadays was something that without a doubt in my mind started back at the beginning of 2013. sigh How I yearn for a return to that pre-season 3 hiatus with nothing but giddy expectation and high hopes. Here’s hoping the movie gives some semblance of its return
Poor Tavia, she never stood a chance.
Maud is hilarious! This overused joke of her pet rock has warn out its welcome though. This is something ive had a problem with the writing staff for quite sometime. They get a hit and a crack out of the audience with a joke, or some meme, or some character quip and they then proceed to run it into the ground. “Hey hey! You thought that was funny!?? Well heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeres moooooooooar!”
But we do. They talk about her official title she gained at the end of season 4, they even hold said conversation IN her brand new toyetic castle. In the 1st film the next time we see Twilight she has taken on her princess form she JUST got in the preceding 3rd season. Between these two separate series of events directly following the events in which they occured in the two seasons before hand that is pretty much all the confirmation you need that YES this IS canon.