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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-22 20:43:27 Reply

So, a few weeks ago I watched one of the Season 3 episodes, "Keep Calm and Flutter On", and now I finally sat down and watched the finale to see what all the fuss was about. Simply because I don't watch MLP much anymore, I'll review both of these.

-Keep Calm and Flutter On
I might as well admit right now that one of the main reasons I watched this episode in the first place was because Fluttershy was a central character in it. What can I say, she's just so adorable! Now that I've got that out of the way, I think I can safely say that I really enjoyed this episode. I liked both the premise and pretty much any scene where Discord is talking. It was great to see him back, but I also think that he may have come back at the wrong time, for reasons I'll touch upon later.

-Season Finale
Not much to say that hasn't already been covered. I was okay with Twilight getting wings and becoming a princess and all, but again I think that it wasn't exactly the best time to make a change like that. The pacing, as said before is terrible and the music is just sort of okay. Overall, if they were gonna make such big changes, making the story into two episodes and making the writing seem (for lack of a better word) right would definitely do a better job in cushioning the blow.

I also generally believe that if they really wanted to make all these changes they should of just made this the final season. Discord returns and is made to use his powers for good, and Twilight is given WINGS. Dude? Really? Again, I'm fine with the concept, but the way they did it and the time they did it at is where the issue stems from. That's just what I think. And if you don't like it, I'm completely fine with that.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-24 01:37:47 Reply

At 2/21/13 05:02 PM, RightWingGamer wrote: Pic related. Newest member of the Mane 6.

Very funny RWG


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-24 02:58:47 Reply

At 2/20/13 11:07 AM, kisame wrote: judgmental cocksneeze.

Damn, kisame is laying the smackdown on you, Righty


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-25 07:16:38 Reply

At 2/22/13 06:55 PM, Sectus wrote: I can't see why people are so afraid of fan fiction.

Afraid? I don't think people are afraid of fan fiction. Just not interested in it. I don't understand the appeal in fan fiction to be honest. Any writer could write a fan fiction. Most of the work is already done for you. You got the settings and characters. All that's left is the story and plot. Pretty easy and at times can lead to lazy writing.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-25 08:38:41 Reply

At 2/25/13 07:16 AM, The-Great-One wrote:
At 2/22/13 06:55 PM, Sectus wrote: I can't see why people are so afraid of fan fiction.
Afraid? I don't think people are afraid of fan fiction. Just not interested in it. I don't understand the appeal in fan fiction to be honest. Any writer could write a fan fiction. Most of the work is already done for you. You got the settings and characters. All that's left is the story and plot. Pretty easy and at times can lead to lazy writing.

I read the first part of Fallout: Equestria. It was very well written, I felt. But I want to enjoy official Pony adventures before I get into this stuff.

I mean, I seen Vinyl Scratch for the first time today! :D


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-25 14:56:12 Reply

At 2/25/13 08:38 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote:

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I read the first part of Fallout: Equestria. It was very well written, I felt. But I want to enjoy official Pony adventures before I get into this stuff.

I mean, I seen Vinyl Scratch for the first time today! :D

It would make sense to do that. But it would also be a good idea to make sure you enjoy dark themed fan fictions before delving into them.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-25 23:50:57 Reply

So who else here has been following the nuclear meltdown that was Las Pegasus Unicon?

For those not in the know: The first 2 days went well, but due to money mismanagement and overestimating how many would attend, the organizers came up short thousands of dollars, and as a result they got kicked out of the hotel early, and EVERYONE including voice actors, musicians, and everybody else who the con secured rooms for wound up having to pay for them out of their own pockets (and many couldn't afford it), plus the voice actors didn't get paid.

Everfree Radio started a fundraiser to help out as many people as possible, gathering over $12,000 in donations, but many are still in trouble. Worse yet: The con organizers skipped out when it started going down.

And now something's happened I've never seen before that could be viewed as an omen: our queen is pissed off. She missed her son's karate tournament because of this shit.

I think the majority of the fallout from this is just now coming down, and it's going to affect all of the other cons this year.
This forum thread has been a play by play of the events so far: http://www.roundstable.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2305&s tart=160

The fandom is off to a VERY bad start this year.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-26 06:49:54 Reply

Small conventions during a recession, it's bound to happen at some point sadly. :(

Still, it's more the economic times and bad luck than any dwindling of the fanbase.

Old for all of you, but I LOVE reading and so I love this and as I wait for my newest purchase - a beginners guide to speaking Old English to wing its' way out to me, I rock out to THIS


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-26 08:42:45 Reply

1000?

I did not know this existed. Looks like I will be on newgrounds alot more@

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-27 01:31:00 Reply

At 2/26/13 08:42 AM, GumsOfGabby wrote: 1000?

I did not know this existed. Looks like I will be on newgrounds alot more@

Welcome friend, hope you enjoy your stay


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-27 06:01:09 Reply

At 2/25/13 02:34 PM, RightWingGamer wrote: Writing still takes considerable talent, even with the setting and characters already given to you. If "any writer" could do it, then why are the vast majority of them terrible, and the good ones considered diamonds in the rough?

Maybe because they're simply not good writers and those who do write fan-fictions that are good, are simply mediocre writers at best. Now there is one pony fan-fiction out there that I have been fond of and that is Doctor Whooves and Assistant. I think that is cleverly written and a funny way of using two fan based characters. Would I say others that are considered good diamonds in the rough? No, maybe just meh.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-27 08:34:13 Reply

At 2/25/13 11:50 PM, wildfire4461 wrote:
The fandom is off to a VERY bad start this year.

Good thing I always avoid going to cons.

I mean, I like the show and all but cons tend to concentrate the weird part of the fandom, and I'm not about to pay whatever price just to have some twat try to tell me where to go and stuff. Also, I enjoy some fan art and animated parodies, but what reason do I have to actually see the artist? I have nothing to ask them so I really have no need to meet them.

I would only consider it if it was nearby, and Tara Strong was there. I'd go just to get a signature from her and then leave, but that's because she voices so much more then just Twilight. I would also be sure to appear clean and trim, or just wear a spy cosplay just so I won't be lumped in with the weird part of the fandom.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-28 07:23:47 Reply

Sexy burlesque Pinkie Pie caused a stampede for all the wrong reasons. :o


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-28 22:57:03 Reply

At 2/28/13 07:23 AM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: Sexy burlesque Pinkie Pie caused a stampede for all the wrong reasons. :o

Wait... what. I leave for a couple weeks and ZeroAsALimit, the fucking legend, is back and is a brony? Fuck, I've missed a lot.

Also, I have to catch up on every single Season 3 episode after the Discord one. Woop.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-28 23:01:14 Reply

At 2/28/13 10:57 PM, Bryan wrote: Also, I have to catch up on every single Season 3 episode after the Discord one. Woop.

If you are anything like me, expect anger and hatred to come up on your queue of emotions.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-02-28 23:07:58 Reply

At 2/28/13 11:01 PM, Sectus wrote:
At 2/28/13 10:57 PM, Bryan wrote: Also, I have to catch up on every single Season 3 episode after the Discord one. Woop.
If you are anything like me, expect anger and hatred to come up on your queue of emotions.

Oh. Shit. That's not a good sign. I've admittedly been losing interest so hopefully it's not THAT bad.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 04:45:27 Reply

At 2/28/13 11:07 PM, Bryan wrote: Oh. Shit. That's not a good sign. I've admittedly been losing interest so hopefully it's not THAT bad.

I honestly think they've been a bunch of whiners to be honest. I feel the series has been getting better with Season 3.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 06:52:10 Reply

At 3/1/13 05:49 AM, RightWingGamer wrote: We had some incredible episodes, like Magic Duel and Wonderbolt Academy; some "meh" episodes, like Spike at your Service and Crystal Empire; and some utterly crap episodes, like Magical Mystery Cure and Games Ponies Play.

I believe the season premiere The Crystal Empire episodes have been the best episodes so far in the whole series (with Winter Wrap-Up and The Best Night Ever following behind). The Apple Family Reunion was a damn good episode, the Magic Duel and Wonderbolt Academy were great as well. Spike At Your Service was good, I think it was more of the animators simply showing off than anything else.

There have been some weak episodes though. Spike's Pet Service, and Games Ponies Play were the weakest ones, but not entirely bad, and not really on the meh side. The only bad episode I saw was the Bad Apple episode which was pretty much a Bully PSA with the Cutie Mark Crusaders. They could have done something really nifty with this, but it came off as bland and already seen it.

Though, when you think about it, every season has had its fair share of ups and downs. A couple shitty episodes doesn't mean the show's jumped the shark, or anything.

Well the show has sort of jumped the shark in a way. Twilight has wings now. The show is not gonna be the same as it was. However I believe kisame was right in that the writers were leading up to this. If so, then that is some damn good writing, just depends on where they're gonna take it next.

Season 2 still had greater episodes than Season 3 though.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 07:04:46 Reply

At 3/1/13 05:49 AM, RightWingGamer wrote: Though, when you think about it, every season has had its fair share of ups and downs. A couple shitty episodes doesn't mean the show's jumped the shark, or anything.

No single season has pissed me off to the point that the finale did. That episode was simply unacceptable by my standards, and I am still waiting to see if the writers will be able to catch the rebound on this mistake.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 08:35:19 Reply

At 3/1/13 07:04 AM, Sectus wrote:

:, and I am still waiting to see if the writers will be able to catch the rebound on this mistake.

No offense, but you are acting as if they have to respond to you.

I didn't care for the MMC episode to, but it's not like the writers are trying to make something I don't like.
I'll just wait to see where they go with this and if I like it I like it and if I don't I don't. It's pretentious of me to think the writers HAVE to redeem themselves just because I didn't care for an episode.

Also, I'll just say that the main reason I didn't care for the finale is just how arrogant and Mary Sue Twilight is.

I mean, she reads a few books and now she is superior to all unicorns and world leaders bow to her. I just find her unlikable, worse then Rarity and RD, and I feel her character is in great need of a curb stomping. the rest of the reasons are minor compared to this.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 10:31:58 Reply

Call me pretencious, but I still find that finale unacceptable. It was rushed beyond belief, and had it been a play, act three would have already arrived after the five minute ten minute mark.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 11:44:50 Reply

Finished season 1.

Pinkie Pie is very scary when she is mad, but her hair looks so cute flat. =3
Also, Fluttershy can go batshit to.

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Love how physics and shit don't apply to Pinkie Pie. Nothing applies to Pinkie Pie. it wouldn 't dare.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 16:58:01 Reply

At 3/1/13 06:52 AM, The-Great-One wrote:
At 3/1/13 05:49 AM, RightWingGamer wrote:
Well the show has sort of jumped the shark in a way. Twilight has wings now. The show is not gonna be the same as it was. However I believe kisame was right in that the writers were leading up to this. If so, then that is some damn good writing, just depends on where they're gonna take it next.

I still stand by my opinion that while I didn't at all mind Twilight getting wings, it still came rather early and should have been saved for Season 4 or 5.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 17:04:00 Reply

At 3/1/13 04:58 PM, powerdude964 wrote: I still stand by my opinion that while I didn't at all mind Twilight getting wings, it still came rather early and should have been saved for Season 4 or 5.

I agree with you. I think they should have waited, however this does still open up more ideas for future episodes.

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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-01 17:10:26 Reply

At 3/1/13 10:31 AM, Sectus wrote: Call me pretencious, but I still find that finale unacceptable. It was rushed beyond belief, and had it been a play, act three would have already arrived after the five minute ten minute mark.

Forgive the grammar and spelling in this post. I tend to be rather sloppy when posting from a mobile device. Either way, to build upon my point, I acknowledge that season three has had some excellent episodes. There is no doubt that I loved the episode that built up Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo's relationship. I have to admit that Trixie's episode was one of my favorites as well.

The finale just kind of takes a lot of the season away for me. It was rushed and poorly executed, and the finale really sums up the entirety of a season.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-02 10:36:12 Reply

At 3/2/13 03:50 AM, RightWingGamer wrote: All hope is not lost.

Nice to see Lauren Faust likes it enough to help them out after Hasbro gave the cease and desist. Can't tell the person who came up with the idea for a reboot to cease and desist the fan game... when the creator is helping with the fan game.


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Response to The Official Mlp:fim Crew 2013-03-02 13:27:09 Reply

Wait we have to wait how LONG for season 4!?!