At 12/8/12 05:10 PM, RightWingGamer wrote:
Okay, the new episode...
Full review, for anyone interested.
That's pretty harsh, dude. This is coming from someone who has been enjoying the series far less this season, mainly due to the terrible pilot episode with King Sombra.
I thought this was a really good episode, and it made me smile, just like I did the first time I watched the show. Some of the cutesy moments got a bit hard to watch at points, but other than that I thought it was great. Especially with the appearances of Luna, my favorite. :D
I'm sorry, I don't really understand why you don't like Scootaloo that much. I have a feeling she'll grown on you though. For example, when I first watched the show, I hated Rainbow Dash. I thought she was such a bitch because of the way she was acting towards the "yellow pony" (this was before I even knew their names). However, as I watched more episodes I realized there was a lot of good in her and while being arrogant and easily irritable, she was a great friend nonetheless.
Regarding Scootaloo's character, she's just a kid man. I think we were all annoying as kids. I'll admit, she's not showing the very funny child-like aspects of how kids act (like Sweetie Belle did when singing the 99 oats song), but if you're going to judge anyone's character in this episode, judge Applebloom's. I mean, I love Applebloom don't get me wrong, but she didn't do anything in this episode. She seemed like the third wheel of the crusaders this time around, even though ironically it was supposed to be a camping trip with just her and Applejack. Hell, I think even that would have been a decent episode, to further develop their sisterly bond.
Well, with Scootaloo's humor, I don't think she was supposed to be that funny in this episode. She did lead up to some pretty funny jokes from the other characters, like the one with Rainbow Dash saving Rarity in Sonic Rainboom. I thought the episode was supposed to be about her confronting her irrational child-like fears, the same ones we all had. But I'll get to that.
The message was one of the main things that made me enjoy the episode so much, because it gives me memories of my childhood and my fear of the dark. But once I faced my fears I realized everything in the dark is the same as it is in the light (a brilliant conclusion by 7 year old me, I know).
Well, I disagree with you there. It's never really said she doesn't have a family, just that she doesn't have a supportive big sister character like Sweetie Belle and Applebloom.
I'm not saying you have to like this episode or even see it the way I do, but at least give the creators some credit, because I feel like they felt pretty strongly about this message and wanted to make an episode about it.