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Posted on 01-30-13 08:26:22 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by MM200
Not much else to say about it from my end, except mayyybe they'll be able to make the situation not go downhill faster than a cheese wheel on a glacial mountain?

Considering how well they handled "surprise Twilight has a brother" and "surprise new princess", I wouldn't be surprised if this one came out equally successful.
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Posted on 01-30-13 10:01:17 PM (last edited by MM200 at 01-31-13 03:43:59 AM) Link | Quote
That's true. I'll admit that I wasn't too fond of her over S2's episodes (the hostile that was Chrysalis didn't help much either (sorry Chrysalis fans)), but by the time S3 kicked on I had a lit bit more fond of her, and it did end up rising to the point where when she was mentioned in S3E11 I was like "Oh boy, Cadence gets to show up!". And then she didn't. (Giving her screentime probably would have undermined the rest of the episode if that happened, though)
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Posted on 01-31-13 09:54:32 AM Link | Quote
While the two parter at the start and end of season 3 and 2 are good episodes... I really don't think they ever handled shining armour and Cadence in a good way.

Keep in mind how little we have actually seen of Cadence overall we really don't even get a firm grasp of her as an character. During the wedding we don't see her for most of the episode at all; Not to mention what little we do see of her really does not help build character a whole lot either. In season 3 she is, well, not really on screen that much and when she was she did not say much.

Shining armour on the other hand had a huge uphill battle from the very start; Being Twilights brother coming out from freaking nowhere and then explaining it in a good manner. Let's ignore that they pretty much hand waved that issue, since, I feel that all in all, that's just a small problem compared to the rest. If we are to take a step back and look... what do we really know about his characteristics? He's a good brother? His talent is protecting stuff? Uh... what else?

Mind you, there is more to him if you dig deeper, but hardly much. Unlike Cadence he actually got a whole lot more screen time and speaking lines. (Chrysalis lines don't count towards Cadence, as should be obvious.) So there is less excuse for him not showing more of his characteristics. And the question that lingers for me is... will he ever? They could have introduced an interesting sub plot related to him and sombra when he got left behind at the start of S3E1; But nope, he showed up right away anyway and that minor inconvenience was solved at the end of the episode.

And let's not forget the hilarity in how they even undermine each other! Shining armour who's special talent is protective spells and have been working as head of the royal guard (Oh look, a marry sue trait!) for, well, at least a few years we can assume? Yeah, well, in S2 final he is handling the shield in canterlot being the only one able to do so; Which makes perfect sense in pony lore that being his special talent. Then comes S3E1 and bam, no, he is not good enough and apparently Cadence have to uphold this shield since she is stronger! One word: What.

The implications of this is that she can do the shield spell better then someone who has it as their special talent simply due to being a princess... HOWEVER, if that was the case then why did not Celestia, Luna, or her (well we know why she would not.) help with the spell in the S2 final? Given their situation they would most likely want their head of security in tip top shape for the looming threat so it would have made more sense for them to cycle the duty. (Or at least provide a reasoning why they could not, if so.)

And while I still think Cadence and Shining armour can be great characters: They have not really shown to be that so far, in fact, they have mostly shown marry sue traits. :v


But I'm getting off topic here! :>

So, about that Twilight alicorn... I think it's a bad move in general, although, understand able. From what I have gathered this was a move purely by Hasbro that the studio could not do anything about, and as far as I have gathered, they are not too happy about it either.

But I have a hard time seeing how they could work it into the plot without fucking up a ton of already established facts as well as ruining other things. :v
I'll wait and see what they do with it though.
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Posted on 01-31-13 01:21:21 PM Link | Quote
Not casting any judgment on a certain new alicorn princess till I see the episode.

I hated the fact that Shining Armor and Candace got introduced with no forewarning and being an obvious market shoe in, but they grew on me and now I can't see a new episode without them. Having Twilight be an alicorn might even be a good thing as it progresses the plot, MLP is weird in the way that nothing about the show is static yet is set in a format that people will naturally assume it is.
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Posted on 02-02-13 07:22:13 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Lunaria
Keep in mind how little we have actually seen of Cadence overall we really don't even get a firm grasp of her as an character. During the wedding we don't see her for most of the episode at all; Not to mention what little we do see of her really does not help build character a whole lot either. In season 3 she is, well, not really on screen that much and when she was she did not say much.
I still preferred her in S3 over S2, don't see that opinion of mine shifting too much. And I did say I was expecting her to show, which you then proceeded to run over with your opinion of disdain. Would you like to say that it's best that she does not appear again (and as such, stays as an 'undeveloped character')?

Shining armour on the other hand had a huge uphill battle from the very start; Being Twilights brother coming out from freaking nowhere and then explaining it in a good manner. Let's ignore that they pretty much hand waved that issue, since, I feel that all in all, that's just a small problem compared to the rest. If we are to take a step back and look... what do we really know about his characteristics? He's a good brother? His talent is protecting stuff? Uh... what else?
"Perhaps the same could be said of all religio--"er, ahem, ponies. I'm probably going to get countered on this point, but for all of S2 except the very end he had his head in the Gak, so he wouldn't have been able to do a lot of non-stereotyped stuff anyways. S3, well, we know how the heads wanted S3 to go, so they had to throw his ability out the window. (Insert more Sombre Sucks propaganda here). Give him his own episode (which they won't), and he'll probably be pulling off an amount of power close to what we've seen Twilight go for. ...In theory, at least. (I mean, how do you become the Cap'n without having a backlog of MP to back it up?)

(Chrysalis lines don't count towards Cadence, as should be obvious.)
I'll just state this now, it's not specifically that Chrysalis pretending to be Cadence drove down my appreciation for Cadence, it's that Chrysalis's notority and hostility drove down the episodes' overall for me, and since Cadence was only ever involved in those episodes at the time, she was, by extention, also less appreciated.

And while I still think Cadence and Shining armour can be great characters: They have not really shown to be that so far, in fact, they have mostly shown marry sue traits. :v
Also doesn't help when they keep introducing other new characters (Babs) or a side of characters that hasn't had a chance to show up before (half the Apple family). Stir the same stew, everything mixes some more. Add ingredients, certain flavors start to become unnoticeable. If that makes any sense.

So, about that Twilight alicorn... I have a hard time seeing how they could work it into the plot without fucking up a ton of already established facts as well as ruining other things. :v
They've gone with and against the flow of things the fans have come up with, if you're trying to refer to that. Odds are the storyboard writers/directors know exactly how many ways it could go wrong, and will be trying their best to make as much sense out of this surprise-custom-order sandwich Hasbro's executives ordered. ...that probably could have been worded that better, but you get the idea.


And now a completely unrelated question! DJ-PON3 and Octavia, two very different musicians, one stealing fame from D3ADMAU5 and another petering on the edge of Beethoven popularity (or so I think they're doing). In having to vote for one or the other, where would you stand?
(Just trying to drum up a little discussion, if I can. Oh, and also maybe the title could stand a change?)
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Posted on 03-23-13 05:42:46 AM Link | Quote
I guess that attempt at starting a discussion went bad. Oh well, I tried, can't say I didn't. (Can say I did so poorly, however.)

Try again, perhaps?
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Posted on 03-23-13 05:44:55 AM Link | Quote
Have some fan animation!
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Posted on 03-26-13 03:04:59 PM Link | Quote
Fanimations watched: 1

Once more proving I can't really take the sad stuff, the episode held a constant tone of it throughout. Even as it seemed like it began to turn to a happier tone, a jump-cut turns it into sorrow once more. Bringing the hardships of one into the light of many, it's pretty hard not to feel sad for Snowdrop. A fine episode, if you're alright with semi-tragic endings.

Also I can't get over the permanency the ending somehow brought up. Don't know why.
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Posted on 03-31-13 04:00:57 AM (last edited by Lunaria at 03-31-13 04:35:18 AM) Link | Quote
Double rainboom just came out! :v

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Posted on 03-31-13 02:09:20 PM Link | Quote
Needs to be an honorary episode. In fact, I'mma call it that right now.

But Rainbow Dash just can't admit that she killed 162 ponies. >:T
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Posted on 04-08-13 01:25:20 AM Link | Quote
Double Rainboom, I heard that was horrible, no offense.

Anyways, Ponies have reached japan, and we all know what that means.
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Posted on 04-08-13 01:47:34 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by MitchZer0
and we all know what that means.

It means nothing that hasn't already happened :U

Short of hearing Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie in Japanese.
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Posted on 04-15-13 01:36:11 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu
But Rainbow Dash just can't admit that she killed 162 ponies. >:T
"Dash Nukem Forever"
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Posted on 05-13-13 07:53:58 AM Link | Quote
So, this just came out.

The more I think about the whole EG thing tough, the more I feel like it's chanceworthy. I mean, the design isn't perfect by any means, but it looks at this point like it could, just maybe, work out. Or maybe not.

Cripes, what is happening to me >_>
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Posted on 05-13-13 06:18:33 PM Link | Quote
I can't deny it looks odd and seems like something Hasbro is forcing on them, but the team hasn't let us down yet, right?
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Posted on 05-13-13 06:40:19 PM Link | Quote
I'm still not sure it'll be any good, if they are making them live in "modern" school's society, that's generally a death sentence for quality. But I guess I may give the first EP a watch, if it is ever done.
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Posted on 05-18-13 06:38:38 PM Link | Quote
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Ladies and mentlegen, ponies also; I present the latest addition to my build-a-bears-owned-by-me increasing the rating by 20% Cooler.

Her mane needs styling, as it was all tied up to Keep-It-From-Exploding, but she arrived unscathed and protected from the weather from within a cozy little travel-home.

I apologise for double-posting, but this is a must.
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Posted on 05-22-13 02:03:32 PM Link | Quote
Is that the new official one or is it something you ordered from a fan plushi maker? :3
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Posted on 05-22-13 02:10:06 PM Link | Quote
It's the official Build-A-Bear one, actually. I was pleasantly surprised they didn't ruin it horribly :>
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Posted on 05-22-13 02:12:00 PM Link | Quote
Oh, were those the ones that sold out super fast? I sorta recall something like that... :<

Anyhow, yeah, it looks pretty darn good. (Thought I'd take Twilight or Luna any day over anypony else!)
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