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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:06:47

At 9/17/11 09:05 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Well 2 new episodes in a row, this is going to be good...

Ugh, both those live streams are lagging hard for me :\ I'll just wait for a video rip to come up.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:10:45

At 9/17/11 09:06 AM, Acronze wrote:
At 9/17/11 09:05 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Well 2 new episodes in a row, this is going to be good...
Ugh, both those live streams are lagging hard for me :\ I'll just wait for a video rip to come up.

justin.tv stream I posted is working just fine for me, only about 200 viewers as well.

episode is good thus far

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:30:39

lmao, Applejack can't lie for shit.

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:31:42

At 9/17/11 09:30 AM, Ryan wrote: lmao, Applejack can't lie for shit.

Obviously, same episode back to back, ouch. Guess we have to wait and see what happens next week.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:32:01

Discord is a legend, I love that type of villain so much.

Also ripping out all their elements, that's harsh but well done. Can't wait for 2nd part now with how that ended.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:34:44

At 9/17/11 09:32 AM, Ragnarokia wrote: Discord is a legend, I love that type of villain so much.

Also ripping out all their elements, that's harsh but well done. Can't wait for 2nd part now with how that ended.

Uhhhh, yea though. However let's stick the agreement for now and give everyone the chance to watch it this morning and later tonight and tomorrow before posting anything else that might be a spoiler. Do like the Discord voice actor, had no idea he was Q from Star Trek, nice.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:34:57

Evil Fluttershy = Awesome.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:35:51

Love the set-up for this and can't wait for the next episode.

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:38:13

At 9/17/11 09:34 AM, XenonMonkey wrote: Evil Fluttershy = Awesome.

Fluttershy did the best at resisting Discord's influence.

Sound quality was pretty low on the stream I watched, but discord sounds really awesome, really liked the stained glass window scene.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:39:34

Also whatever spell affected the rabbits when all that weather shit was going on...

...was creepy as fuck.

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:41:13

At 9/17/11 09:34 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Uhhhh, yea though. However let's stick the agreement for now and give everyone the chance to watch it this morning and later tonight and tomorrow before posting anything else that might be a spoiler. Do like the Discord voice actor, had no idea he was Q from Star Trek, nice.

Ah ok didnt see that. Will do.

But yes, Discord's voice and everything he says and how he acts, it just screams awesome Villain like sort of like Kefka for his joking view on everything. I do love how he likes Pinkie Pie because she loves having fun. Really adds to his character.

But yes, on the point of if I am disappointed or not by the new series, I can easily say no to that. That episode was great and the entire series is likely to keep to it.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 09:43:39

At 9/17/11 09:38 AM, Acronze wrote:
At 9/17/11 09:34 AM, XenonMonkey wrote: Evil Fluttershy = Awesome.
Fluttershy did the best at resisting Discord's influence.

Sound quality was pretty low on the stream I watched, but discord sounds really awesome, really liked the stained glass window scene.

That was fun and noticed that as well. He just gave up with Fluttershy and forced it instead of playing his game. I did love his sudden change to be going "come on how can you like it" etc. Fluttershy really is ridiculously nice.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 10:11:40

At 9/17/11 10:07 AM, ScaryPicnic wrote: Where can I watch it :( ?

Well it just went off, so I guess you'll have to wait for it to be posted on YouTube.

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 10:15:03

At 9/17/11 10:07 AM, ScaryPicnic wrote: Where can I watch it :( ?

The same stream only around 6 PM tonight since that's when it should come on later.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 10:35:45

Youtube rips are up.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 10:41:44

At 9/17/11 10:35 AM, Acronze wrote: Youtube rips are up.

Meh, I'm sure someone will have it uploaded as one piece before Monday. That and give a couple of days and we will probably have a couple of new pony remixes based around the ponies getting annoyed at each other.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 11:12:46

At 9/17/11 09:34 AM, XenonMonkey wrote: Evil Fluttershy = Awesome.

Everypony knows that. It's really obvious.

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 11:18:10

At 9/17/11 10:35 AM, Acronze wrote: Youtube rips are up.

Wow! That was quick. I wan't expecting to be up before tomorrow. Guess, I'll watch again now.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 11:24:34

What up MLP fans back to "briefly" ( nope it's long) discuss watching episode 3, luckily it was early enough where no one is awake. (problem? :P)

So after my reviews of episodes one and 2 (which to be honest should've just been considered one episode with 2 parts but whatever. ) I was requested to watch a different episode, because many of you said the first one wasn't a good start off which is counter productive to its reception if you ask me but it is what it is.

On to the Review of Episode 3:

That DAMN theme song is still like nails on a chalk board. However, It could be the sleep deprivation talking but episode 3 wasn't half bad. In fact I'm satisfied enough to even say I enjoyed.

The story was pretty much a personal vendetta with Twilight struggling with her decision to take one of her pony friends to a party. If this summary was as straight forward as the episode itself ,obviously it would be boring as hell, and who could blame you? Fortunately that's not the case, The characters retain their interesting personalities, with still top notch art design and coloring to match. But wait a second did this show just successfully pull off witty banter? Pretty impressive for a show about ponies.

Also this episode is the most humorous one yet, using character personalities well timed slapstick-like action, and conversational humor to its advantage even the silly pony puns were worth a chuckle. All the ponies have a certain charm to them which is uniqueness as well as them providing humor in their own way. The ending was kinda forced almost felt like a cop-out in a sense to not disappoint young viewers but in the it was just the message of the day so I'll overlook it. Shows with positive influences are never a bad thing despite how obnoxious some may seem.

I could be wrong but it seems like I could eventually come across an episode where the ponies start actually having real conflict again, and hopefully soon. The show is still lacking violence which it claims to offer in it's own doses based on the premiere episodes. Not necessarily a big deal cause substituting action with comedy is an even trade,BUT isn't that the point of their powers?More importantly this could seal the deal for a more positive reception from me if the writers start making the audience take the ponies more seriously every once and a while. I wouldn't mind no longer viewing the ponies as pushovers so weak that even little Chao could beat them up. Except Rapidash....she'll Fuck even Perfect Chaos up. XD

Regardless, Episode 3 was enjoyable and the effort put in this episode seems to be more impressive then the effort in MLP's launch episode (it was probably that gay serpent). Or maybe that's not the case, maybe I'm slowly evolving or (mutating), however you wanna look at it into becoming a "bronie" and its style is starting to grow on me. Well I guess time will tell.

I'm in no hurry to catch up to the latest episode yet, I'm not that hooked. I'll continue to give MLP reviews in this forum to whom it may concern and keep reviewing unless I come across the one episode that just gets me hooked.

until then...

Pros:

- Characters are still fun to look at ( in a non "furry" way.)

- The humor is anted up, and continuing to take a step in the right direction

- Art style as beautiful and cool as always

- No longer starting to feel like it's a Strict girls only show.

-Embarrassment is virtually gone while watching ALONE at least (Be greatful one stepping stone at a time .)

-Rapid dash is the coolest horse

-Twilight has the most commendable personality

-Spike is awesome cause dragons are awesome

-All of them were funny but Flutter-shy is the Funniest because of her already hinted personality trait,that bunny helped to.

CONS: (Yes there's Cons)

- *Sigh* Damn,MLP theme......what can I say? I can only pray it will grow on me.

- They apparently have unique powers but still proves useless (except for twilight Sparkle) outside of making stuff look pretty. I think the art style got this down pack already and your female fan base ain't goin nowhere. I know there girls but the art style is feminine enough if you ask me.

-Of course I'm not expecting a solid narrative from the show but being 19...well, watching someone deciding who to take to a party is pretty insignificant overall. I know the age demographic isn't meant for us, but they obviously put enough effort in the show to attract 100+ NG pony fans. So would it be unreasonable not to desire a more interesting story? Just sayin....

Don't fret it was good overall:

7/10


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 11:31:00

At 9/17/11 10:35 AM, Acronze wrote: Youtube rips are up.

Dayum! That villian really knows how to manipulate ponies. Although, his act was kind of silly and not serious like Nightmare moon, i think his tactics are alot more cruel and unexpected.

Overall, really good after a long absence. Like to see others opinions though.

Also rodericii or watever your name is, glad you found a good interest. It is true that it does get less girly after a while but i gotta warn you, art of the dress if probably the most so i would avoid that one until you feel ready. It's actually a good episode if you can ignore the "dress" concept :P


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 11:32:28

Some of that stuff Discord did was creepy as fuck.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 11:35:55

At 9/17/11 11:32 AM, ImaSmartass2 wrote: Some of that stuff Discord did was creepy as fuck.


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I like the way how fluttershy trolled to him though.

Element of trolling, lol

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 12:03:33

Wait so how many episodes have been show? Sound like three? Any online other than the first?


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 12:04:57

At 9/17/11 12:03 PM, MintPaw wrote: Wait so how many episodes have been show? Sound like three? Any online other than the first?

Only episode 1 of season 2 was shown back to back. Now I look forward to part 2 next week. Wonder what will happen to Discord when they get the elements back.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 12:05:16

At 9/17/11 12:03 PM, MintPaw wrote: Wait so how many episodes have been show? Sound like three? Any online other than the first?

If your basing that off my review, I assure you theres far more than three episodes available. I just go with my own flow.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 12:58:43

I hate my little pony

but here's a link to the first episode of season 2


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 13:02:02

At 9/17/11 12:58 PM, jonathanfis wrote: I hate my little pony

but here's a link to the first episode of season 2

When it says in the description of the video "CLICK HERE for the real first episode", I don't think you're going to fool anyone.

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 13:58:53

At 9/17/11 01:52 PM, Rhinocerider wrote: Unfortunately, the Hub isn't working for me. I guess I'll just wait for someone to upload it on youtube. I might wait until the entire second season has finished airing so I can watch it in the same way I watched the first. (A few each day) That would take like six months though, right?

Last page had a link to one down near the bottom actually. Quite fast upload time I guess.

Other than that though, I've just been reading a lot more fics. Ive never really been interested in fanfiction before.

Sounds good, some of the readings on youtube are good.

Hope you guys who already watched the first episode enjoyed it.

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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 14:05:35

At 9/16/11 01:45 PM, Finalfina wrote: This too. I think my girlfriend is the only person irl that knows i am a brony. Oh wait... one of my roommates knows too. I don't advertise it though.

About four of my friends IRL know I'm a brony. I don't really go around announcing it. If anybody asks I'll say yeah, but otherwise I don't really make points about it. I find it surprising how often conversations about ponies come up around me and said friends though. I never start conversations about ponies because I'd assume my friends wouldn't like it, so I only start talking about it when they do.

Anyways, I was planning on catching up with all the posts cine last time, but I don't wanna get spoiled. I'm gonna try to watch the new episode tomorrow if I can. Right now I can't though. But from what I can tell from some of your posts, it must be awesome.


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Response to MLP serious discussion thread 2011-09-17 14:35:26

What are peoples take on the game Discord made? Without trying to add spoilers as people said they didn't want any. Personally after thinking about it and knowing the type of gamemaster and trickster he is, I was wondering do you think the words he said actually related to the maze like Twilight Sparkle said? And when he said you will arrive back where you started?

As I thought maybe he meant the twists and turns being their emotions and attitudes changing as they did, and returning to where you started meaning them getting back to their normal selves? As if it's all a huge game he is playing wanting them to get back their true selves as he has fun watching them doing it. Knowing they will eventually get the elements back when they are done.

To his character it does seem like something he would play, knowing in the end he would loose but wanting to have the fun with the ponies while it lasted. Maybe he's a nice guy inside who just wants attention and fun.

Or am I just looking to deeply into this you think?


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