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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Fenris » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:10 am

I shed copious amounts of liquid pride
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:14 am

That was awesome, if by awesome they mean completely and utterly terrible.

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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Fenris » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:05 am

I honestly liked it

But i guess this will fall deeply into the "like it or hate it" territory
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Sagara » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:45 am

Decent. I would've preferred they'd stopped the episode when she finished the spell. Talk about a F*CKING cliffhang that'd be!

Just curious to see where we'll be next season - The last thing I'd actually want they'd do is to treat it like nothing happened. There's so much to explain and understand >_>
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:02 pm

too many songs. way rushed, specially the later half. the whole deus ex machina.

bleh...
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Sagara » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:07 pm

I can understand. Still, I liked it a bit. Not a lot. A bit.

Bonus points may be given depending on the season 4
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Sagara » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:01 pm

Re-watching the episode, I know why the Princessy thing didn't annoy me much: in a recent Mage: the Awakening supplement, they developped how a mage could become an arch-mage, who had always been legendary omnipotent figures in the setting. There were rumors and theories, but that was it.

How did they explain it? Well, the spell that turns one into an Archmage is beyond the power of a common mage. The trick, then, is to change Universal Truth, so that they have always been meant to be Archmages. It is the moment of satori that the first step to archmastery.

It felt a bit similar here - Twilight was given the final concept with the book - the final journey is about one's destiny fullfilled. Starswirl's mistake was to ignore the link between Friendship and Magic. Twilight's friends gave her the satori - she was an alicorn ever since the link between them had been bound. She just had to let destiny go.
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:21 pm

Hmm... *ponders* Meghan McCarthy just said that today's episode is sort of a 3-parter, with the 2nd and 3rd part being the premiere of S4...
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Fenris » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCPxXW_9qI

I still can't stop the liquid pride leak :cry:
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:58 am

*shakes fist* The episode is starting to grow on me.

The last part is still pretty terrible, due to pacing issues.

But I am actually starting to have hopes for S4
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:44 am

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Woulda have liked the episode a lot more if it had gone like this.
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Era » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:37 pm

I found the episode a little ... short. I felt like this one episode could've been split into two bits. Sort of like what you guys have been saying, I guess.

Part 1: Fixing the marks, fixing the spell and ending with her disappearance.
Part 2: Twilight faces some challenges during her evolution while her friends try to find her, ending with the coronation.

Wasn't a great episode in my book, but I didn't hate it either. Guess I too will hold my final judgement until S4.

Also? I bet the YouTube brony community is having a field day with all these songs. :mrgreen:
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:41 pm

I dunno, I decided to step away from most of the fandom... I got soured on the series and the fandom itself with all the drama prior, during and post-facto the airing of the episode.

I am holding my hopes for S4, but if this becomes the Twilight Sparkle Show in S4, I am done for.

I'll continue working on all the chinese comics and editing them into english for as long as it's needed...
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Era » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:36 pm

On another note, how do we feel about Rainbow Rarity? I think that cutie mark suited her quite well!
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:46 pm

it made me lol she carried her OCD to the weather... trying to control it in aesthetically pleasing patterns.
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Sagara » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:05 pm

Anything looks good on white...

The funny thing is, we're basically back to the late rumor period - no one freaking KNOWS what this whole Alicorn/Princess stuff implies, seeing they are so rare. We can only conjecture based on the three we have. In other words, we have to wait till the next season.

My intuition is as follows - The season will start with a two parter that present a great threat on par with the main vilains. Twilight will have to realise she's only powerful with her friends. Going on a limb, I'm thinking Starwirl is coming back, and will serve as a dark side of the coin to express exactly how Twi has to remain humble, and thus close to her friends that root her to the world.

In fact, had I been somewhere on the story team. i'd open the season with -ANOTHER- Alicorn showing up, some sort of Nightmare Twilight, channeling her OCD and smugness in some sort of tyranate. Even Celestia and Luna are baffled, Nightmare Moon is mentionned, Nightmare/Twilight is defeated by the Mane 6 settling the core trouble of Twilight's change, and we wait a whole season. THEN the season ends with Starswirl showing his hand as being behind Nightmare Moon/Twilight.

If Celestia mentions Starswirl is from AFTER her own alicornification, well, maybe "Starswirl" existed before his appearance, and he showed up only to sow trouble with super-duper powerful spells, and his masterpiece, a borked spell mimiking the Alicornification, but designed as a clever trap for aspiring alicorns.

Hmm... Urge to fanfic... rising... >_<
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:09 pm

Lauren Faust said that she had different plans for the show, including a completely different story for twilight...
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Era » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:39 pm

So maybe there's a spell turning Spike into a ponysaur and he takes Twilight's place while a spin-off series follows Twilight on her alicorn adventures where the pressure of her new responsibilities flips her into a rebellious princess who falls into bad company and develops a habit for bad grass.
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:59 pm

I was honestly hoping someone would replace Twilight... I dunno, Lyra or Trixie is now part of the mane 6 instead...

In fact, in my headcanon, Twilight died... the coronation was just a dying hallucination, and S4 has Peyton Manning replacing Twilight as the leader of the mane 6
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Sagara » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:13 pm

Klaudandus wrote:I was honestly hoping someone would replace Twilight... I dunno, Lyra or Trixie is now part of the mane 6 instead...

In fact, in my headcanon, Twilight died... the coronation was just a dying hallucination, and S4 has Peyton Manning replacing Twilight as the leader of the mane 6


Well that's dark :-/ You really shouldn't let yours fears of her stealing the spotlight color your thoughts. We need the openeer of Season 4 to sort things throught.

Around the third episode or so, we'll see how the dynamic will have evolved. Or not, for that matter - the dynamic can remain the same, as Twilight has only proven herself to 1) have wings, 2) be on the "next level" (of what? Power? Even Power is not always the answer. In fact, it rarely is in the series.

She'll got some soft humble pie when S4 starts, me thinks.
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Era » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:53 pm

Let's hope it doesn't turn into an anime-style power-fest where things just scale out of proportions. :roll:

I'm definitely curious to see where this goes, and I see that it COULD be a bad thing, but it doesn't have to be. If it's handled right, it won't matter. There's always been a slight imbalance in power, Twilight has always sort of been the leader figure, she's got the crown/tiara of the elements, and she's by far more powerful than the others when it comes to magical prowess. Like Sagara says, mandatory handout of humble-pie and things should be mostly back on track. For now.

They've got a good thing going with this show, really hope they won't be another example of people trying to fix shit that ain't broken.

On a side note: I really wish we could get an episode exploring more of Rarity's magical powers. I feel the fact that she's actually a unicorn often gets put in the shadow of her fashion/classy aspects.
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Fenris » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:06 pm

So,since we went to the dark- side,i'll add a bit of depression to it

http://hungrylen.deviantart.com/art/Bes ... -354767949




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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Sagara » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:58 pm

Fenris wrote:So,since we went to the dark- side,i'll add a bit of depression to it

http://hungrylen.deviantart.com/art/Bes ... -354767949


Because it's actually canon when you think about it


First things first, this artist forgot to add Spike ;-)

But also, and I think that's something that has been missing from the show - friendships always implies goodbyes, one way or another. We've all lost people we are close to.

That'd also be interesting to explore - having someone fairly important leave for good. Probably Cadence/Shining Armor, as that would double up as a symbol of lost childhood. Right now, losing anyone from the Mane6 would cause flamestorm of Biblical proportion (and be a bad move, story-wise). Maybe Celestia and Luna ascend? That would shake things up something fierce, as long as they find a way to explain why people wouldn't look up to Twilight with the former rulers gone.

You know, the little scenarist in me is having a massive story boner with this episode. Only thing I would have loved more was to make this a two-parter, with S3 stopping when Twilight's Mark appeared in the night sky. *To be continued* *Cue happy music theme and gigantic shitstorm*
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Re: The My Little Pony thread.

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:09 am

That would be very TNG, seeing how one of the best cliffhangers was when one of their seasons ends with Picard as Locutus of Borg and telling Riker he's gonna blow up the Enterprise
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