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My Little Pony |OT| An adventure that never will end

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Art dump, spread over multiple days.
1.My Home by AutumnVoyage on DeviantArt - Rainbow
2.Rainbow Dash by Z-Y-C on DeviantArt
3.Magician Trixie outfit by RaikohIllust on DeviantArt - EQG
4.Untitled20190212 by Plainoasis on DeviantArt - Celestia and Luna, though the focus is the background
5.Rarity by Jun1313 on DeviantArt





1.red dragon by saxopi on DeviantArt - Starlight
2.Coco Pommel by ChaosAngelDesu on DeviantArt
3.Comic Sins - Fair Battle (Teaser) by LupiArts on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Barry
4.Derpy Vector 03 - Totally Not Derpy by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
5.Twilight in the Fall by viwrastupr on DeviantArt





1.A Kirin Gala(EqCN 2019 New Year Banner) by LA-ndy on DeviantArt - Lots of characters
2.Day 11 Pinkie Pie X Fluttershy by KimmyArtMLP on DeviantArt
3.Firebending Anthro Sunset by howxu
4.Lightning Dust by airiniblock
5.Happy Hearts And Hooves Day 2019! by LennonBlack on DeviantArt - Rarity and Spike





1.Happy Valentine ( With GIF) by whiskyice on DeviantArt - Pinkie
2.Sisters by CutePencilCase on DeviantArt - Young Celestia and Luna
3.Twiluna - Commission by PucksterV on DeviantArt - Twilight X Luna
4.:Flying rainbow horse: by SoundwavePie on DeviantArt - Rainbow
5.sketchiesky by saxopi on DeviantArt - Fluttershy





1.Kotobukiya Rainbow by kaikoinu
2.Rarajack by little-pancakes on DeviantArt - Coloratura X Applejack
3.Sweethearts - Valentine's Day 2018 by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Trixie X Starlight
4.Pinkie Pie Mina Ashido costume - Boku no Hero by PyroPk on DeviantArt - My Hero Academia cosplay
5.Butterfly Princess by Midlstrit on DeviantArt - Celestia





1.Spread The Love by TheSoleil on DeviantArt - Cadance
2.Hearts, Hooves and Arrows by Dusthiel on DeviantArt - Cadance
3.Fluttershy - Heart And Hooves Day by Darksly-z on DeviantArt
4.Fluttershy by ponimu
5.【my_little_pony】"苹果杰克" / Illustration by "班迪特" [pixiv] - EQG Applejack





1.Ready For Dessert by Novaintellus on DeviantArt - Sunburst X Starlight
2.The CMC go crusading by Andromedasparkz on DeviantArt
3.Mistake by Puetsua on DeviantArt - Twilight and Filly Luna
4.Happy Valentines 2019 by CinnamonSparx on DeviantArt - Fluttershy X Rainbow
5.Fluttershy by RougeRedRed on DeviantArt





1.Welcome to Mount Aris! by mirroredsea on DeviantArt - Skystar and Silverstream
2.CommissionFromCNBCChineseBronyCon2018 by RougeRedRed on DeviantArt - Pinkie, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Luna
3.PrincessCelestia by RougeRedRed on DeviantArt
4.CostarFromMLPmovie by RougeRedRed on DeviantArt - Skystar, Novo, Capper, Celaeno, Tempest, Grubber, and Songbird Serenade
5.Fluttershy by RougeRedRed on DeviantArt - And Twilight, in cosplay





1.Chaos and Me by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Discord X Fluttershy
2.Rolling Thunder X Vapor Trail by pixelkitties
3.Discord (2019) by ArtistoftheGeeks on DeviantArt
4.Kotobukiya Rainbow by kkmrarar
5.Sleepy Rainbow by Trickate on DeviantArt





1.Discord X Fluttershy by shadowreindeer
2.Twiggles Twiggles Twiggles by VanillaGhosties on DeviantArt - Twilight
3.Chinese New Year! by Esfelt on DeviantArt - Starlight
4.Rarity by Scarlet-Spectrum on DeviantArt
5.The Draconequus' Broken Heart by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Discord




 
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I mean either that or quesadillas are too damn hot for her to handle. Cheese is especially hot!

Speaking of which, gotta love when certain facial expressions end up as instant memes!



You could take over Equestrian by just bringing a couple ladybugs or quesadillas. The other princess won’t stop you and Twilight will be immobilized by the cheesiness.
 
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Those quesadilla edits are great.


Gillian M. Berrow
‏ @gmberrow
9h9 hours ago

Look everyone, I did not forget about the “ladybugs awake” song. We were just trying to have a little fun! Also, pretty sure even people who aren’t into spiders have sung “the itsy bitsy spider”. Lighten up! 😂🐞
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Gillian M. Berrow
‏ @gmberrow

And yes, we did consider quesadillas first. Call backs are always fun, but sometimes ultimately don't work.
8:09 PM - 19 Feb 2019
I like to think Twilight views the dance as a way to ward off ladybugs. "Clap your hooves and do a little shake" to prevent the ladybugs from awakening.

However, that doesn't address this BLASPHEMOUS CONTRADICTION with "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies". I'm glad the entire show crew was fired for this.


I love this GIF.


Cute.


WebM video, Twilight sending her fears into the stratosphere.

Now for fanworks, Twilight reacts to a G3 ladybug play in a WebM video.

I'm glad people are making the Miraculous connection.


No more Ladybug for Twilight by PyroPk on DeviantArt


Other art.
1.Twilight scared of Thorax and Fluttershy by calena
2.Shining explaining ladybugs - Note this is an edit of four year old art by kuromi
3.Twilight meets Francis (A Bug's Life) with a quesadilla by eagc7


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Speaking of Twilight, her Kotobukiya statue is up for preorder now, releasing in September.


I wasn't big on the pony part from the concept art, but I think this is a good angle for her. The human part is very detailed and looks great, of course. And the hair is fantastic for both.

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More art dumping.
1.Tempest by ponyhangover
2.Pinkie with a valentine by ponimu
3.The fabulous Rarity by Imaplatypus on DeviantArt
4.Loneliness by AutumnVoyage on DeviantArt - Limestone
5.Fluttershys by 770nanao15





1.Morning by Plainoasis on DeviantArt - Cadance X Shining Armor
2.#Anthro Rainbow X Twilight with other Mane Six watching by tylerdashart
3.silverstream by Holivi on DeviantArt - Anthro
4.Twilight Sparkle by stratodraw on DeviantArt
5..:Wrong Clothes:. (EqG Shorts) by The-Butcher-X on DeviantArt - EQG Rarity and Applejack





1.Human Fluttershy and Rarity cheek smoosh (Fake It 'Til You Make It) by melliedraws
2.Kotobukiya Rainbow by chikarasox
3.Trixie by tohupo
4.Doctor Whooves by TehShockwave on DeviantArt
5.Sunset Shimmer by ChaosAngelDesu on DeviantArt





1.Displaced by SoniContinuum on DeviantArt - Celestia on the moon
2.Alice the Reindeer by loneless-art
3.Oleander by AlexBlueBird on DeviantArt
4.Fluttershy by ColorSoundz on DeviantArt
5.Princess Celestia by LavenderHeartsMLP on DeviantArt





1.Doodles 03 by Kaliner123 on DeviantArt - CMC and Luna
2.Twilight being flirty by tohupo
3.Kotobukiya Rainbow by 30clock
4.Twilight in cosplay with a rifle by dstears
5.[ fanart ] twilight brought you a letter! by adostume on DeviantArt





1.Mane Six and Apple Bloom by kkmrarar
2.Breaking Through(Practice #1) by LA-ndy on DeviantArt - Spike and Twilight
3.Shine by PedroHander on DeviantArt - Rarity
4.Commission150 by AiriniBlock on DeviantArt - Cloudchaser
5.EQG Rarity by kkmrarar




 
Countdown to G4 thread
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A 4chan thread had a pretty good overview of news and reactions in the lead up to G4, from 2009 to 2010's premiere of the first episode. I just copied the relevant posts in this Google Drive page, which is completely worksafe, though it does have 4chan links. Note that the My Little Pony News site doesn't work. Now if you're left wanting more after the episode one reactions linked, here are the episode two and episode three reactions.

Here's the chat discussion we had about it, which eventually shifts to the Disney cartoon Bonkers.
Someone on 4chan went through the effort of tracking down articles and reactions in the leadup to MLP:FiM (2009-10), and it's an interesting thread. Remember, it is 4chan, though (link removed)



Huh, prototype Celestia toys were white



The ones that went on sale were pink


GallusYesterday at 9:42 PM


They initially thought that Pinkie would be enough pink for everyone



They were wrong


SigmasonicXYesterday at 9:44 PM


Don't let Pinkie get in the hot tub with you.



http://www.mlptp.net/index.php?threads/toy-fair-2010-pictures.76276/

My Little Pony Trading Post
TOY FAIR 2010 Pictures
Toy Fair 2010 Gallery/hasbro/hasbro-my-little-pony I love the Applejack!


Kind of surprised to see "alicorn" already in heavy use at this point


TrigonometrizeYesterday at 10:00 PM


They keep calling it "MLP meets anime" lol



How can it be anime if Sylvee likes it


ScizYesterday at 10:08 PM


They're kind of cute, cuter than the G3.5 ponies, but that's just waaaaay too much change. Hasbro is overdoing it, big time. They just don't get it. That's not even My Little Pony anymore. But the new 'normal' ponies? No. Hasbro's overdoing it, and I don't think they actually understand they're customers. I can't see little girls liking those.



hindsight is 20/20

SigmasonicXYesterday at 10:10 PM


In this thread too, you'll see a lot of "my 4 year old daughter loves MLP, but she doesn't like these new toys at all." http://www.mlptp.net/index.php?thre...nicorn-pony-and-new-animated-character.80199/

My Little Pony Trading Post
Picture of the new winged unicorn pony and new animated character
These are pictures from the License! business magazine from a Hasbro photo spread of their brand names.

TrigonometrizeYesterday at 10:13 PM


Can't wait to pull 9-year-old PonyEra discord posts shaming our dumb G5 opinions in 2028


SigmasonicXYesterday at 10:16 PM


I like this edit from that thread http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/KarRedRoses/MLP Miscellaneous/mylittlerevenge.jpg



TrigonometrizeYesterday at 10:18 PM


https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2012/11/12/149305.gif


https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2012/11/12/149305.gif

SigmasonicXYesterday at 10:19 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-x1LVYXrKE

YouTube
Viva Reverie
LET'S FLY TO THE CASTLE



SigmasonicXYesterday at 10:33 PM


http://www.mlptp.net/index.php?threads/live-from-the-fair-mlp-fair-pics-and-experiences.81043/

My Little Pony Trading Post
Live From the Fair... MLP Fair Pics and Experiences
Hey Guys! I'm here at the fair (well, technically 11 miles away in the La Quinta Inn.) I had a great (albeit tiring) day at the fair! It's so great to meet everyone, and I got some great deals, got my books signed, and overall just had a blast forgetting about work and the e...


You know, one thing from the older MLP fandom I feel was lost in the shuffle was the entire "redecorate a generic pony in an artistic way" thing, like with the blank white pony being painted in the pictures in the OP



Now, ponies are too tied to characters (including OCs) for that to be a big thing



ScizYesterday at 10:37 PM


the full-body paintjobs seem like they'd be hell to animate, more than anything


SigmasonicXYesterday at 10:38 PM


Well yeah, I don't mean for animation, but as an artistic thing


ScizYesterday at 10:38 PM


oh, yeah



a "color your own OC" kit does seem like money left on the table


SigmasonicXYesterday at 10:42 PM


I know it used to be a big thing for the pre-G4 MLP fandom. Plus all those intricate customizations of G1 ponies into pop culture figures and such. Those have largely fallen to the wayside.



But the "color your own pony" sort of thing was always more for the super invested than little girls.


TrigonometrizeYesterday at 10:50 PM


I'd be into this



I'd have Applejack 2.0 ponies, commie ponies, Yuru Yuri ponies


SigmasonicXYesterday at 10:51 PM


But you'd have to actually make them that way


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:52 PM


http://mlparena.com/archive/Forums/viewtopic/t=246935/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=0.html

My Little Pony Arena » Forums » Pony Talk » Pony Corral » New ...
Forums The Fun My Little Pony Community Resource Site.


This comes up in previous threads, but I'm surprised to see several posters are so knowledgeable about Vancouver VAs and are fans of particular VAs



Including one person predicting that Nicole Oliver would be a good voice for Celestia



(Before she was announced for the role)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pso-CcqcY_8

YouTube
Cinnamon Studios
My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic - Early version / Alternate i...




That Rarity voice


GallusToday at 12:05 AM


AJ's sounded pretty bad too


SigmasonicXToday at 12:09 AM


http://mlplexicon.proboards.com/thread/363/mlp-friendship-magic-warning-heavy?page=1

MLP: Friendship is Magic - WARNING: PIC HEAVY!!! | The My Little P...
ETA 10/10/10: A reminder, folks: This thread is a SPOILER-FREE ZONE. If you have anything to say that could be considered spoilish, PLEASE take it to another thread that is LABELED as having spoilers


This thread's interesting for people reacting to early screenshots and figuring out personalities



Going to sleep, so I won't have time to read these quite yet, but have fun (last links in the 4chan thread) http://www.mlptp.net/index.php?threads/friendship-is-magic-episode-1-already-on-youtube.83261/ http://www.mlparena.com/archive/Forums//viewtopic/t=248258/start=0.html

My Little Pony Trading Post
Friendship is Magic, Episode 1- ALREADY ON YOUTUBE!!!
Tjl8XulH51E and here's the 2nd half ZkeLzQv7Mn4

My Little Pony Arena » Forums » Pony Talk » Pony Corral » MLP ...
Forums The Fun My Little Pony Community Resource Site.

FranlingToday at 7:18 AM


That 363 thread is full of gems. Like praising how much personality Applejack has.



"there will probably never be any fight scenes" https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2016/6/8/1173218.gif


https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2016/6/8/1173218.gif

theirongiantToday at 8:54 AM


Man, for some reason that 4chan thread detailing the lead up to the Hub and FiM gives me a good bit of nostalgia despite not following any of that shit at the time. Maybe I just really miss the Hub. That was a fun little channel.



Also, since it's been brought up, rewatching Season 1 I forgot Applejack was shown to be a bit of a hot head at first, but it was quickly dropped. Guess they thought it made her to similar to Rainbow Dash.


SigmasonicXToday at 9:00 AM


That aspect does return sometimes, particularly with Dash rivalry episodes and Flim/Flam. But I don't think it really led to good stories.


theirongiantToday at 9:09 AM


True, she still shows shades of it sometimes, but it was definitely a bit more prominent early on.



I do prefer the more level headed Applejack. She works well as the team mom.



Back to the Hub appreciation, how many people here got that channel? (and by extension Discovery Family now)


SigmasonicXToday at 9:16 AM


I never had it. Always had to watch it on YouTube/Dailymotion, besides Netflix rewatches.


theirongiantToday at 9:22 AM


I watched it a lot. FiM, Transformers Prime, Dan Vs. and the Haunting Hour were all good. In addition they had Batman Beyond, Animaniacs, 60's Batman and other childhood favorites. It was great.



and now FiM is seriously the only thing Discovery Family has. It's gonna die so fast once it ends lol.


CappyToday at 9:27 AM


where is the wb stuff now


SigmasonicXToday at 9:28 AM


I fully expect G5 to be direct to Netflix



The show, I mean


theirongiantToday at 9:28 AM


I will be legit surprised if the channel even lasts into 2020


SigmasonicXToday at 9:28 AM


Discovery Family existed somehow before it was the Hub. I imagine it will get by showing sitcom reruns and kid-aimed reality shows.


CappyToday at 9:29 AM


pawn star babies



young people's court


SigmasonicXToday at 9:29 AM


I think the WB stuff the Hub aired is just... nowhere.


theirongiantToday at 9:29 AM


Hulu is at least reviving Animaniacs


SigmasonicXToday at 9:30 AM


Oh yeah, I forgot about that.


theirongiantToday at 9:30 AM


That reminds I don't think they even released all of Tiny Toons and Animaniacs on DVD


SigmasonicXToday at 9:30 AM


I don't think they did


CappyToday at 9:32 AM


The Smol British Bake Off



i hope discovery is writing these down


SigmasonicXToday at 9:34 AM






Wait, I don't work for Discovery anymore. Sorry, you're on your own.


ScizToday at 9:36 AM


I know Animaniacs finally got its final volume years after the rest of them, not sure about TTA


theirongiantToday at 9:39 AM


Okay, I was wrong. Both shows do have all episodes on DVD but yeah, they were very staggered releases.


SigmasonicXToday at 9:41 AM


They were waiting for the kids who got started with the first DVD to be the same age as the people who watched the show as it aired were when the first DVD came out.


theirongiantToday at 9:42 AM


Now the Disney Afternoon shows on the other hand, never got full releases


SigmasonicXToday at 9:42 AM


That's probably what I was thinking of



Watch those not be on Disney+ either


theirongiantToday at 9:45 AM


I can possibly see Ducktales, Gargoyles and Darkwing Duck on there eventually because those are the only three Disney actually acknowledges.


SigmasonicXToday at 9:45 AM


Bonkers or bust


CappyToday at 9:46 AM


no ifs ands or buts(edited)


SigmasonicXToday at 9:47 AM


Bonkers



Someone's stealing the show(edited)







theirongiantToday at 9:49 AM


Honestly, Bonkers was always my least favorite. Apparently Disney agrees too, because that show doesn't get acknowledged at all


SigmasonicXToday at 9:50 AM


It was alright. I thought it was weird as hell that the second season got rid of the male detective (Lucky?) and the woman was in the opening the entire time... until I learned that season one was created AFTER season two.



Oh right, the woman is named Miranda


theirongiantToday at 9:51 AM


Miranda Wright. Get it?


SigmasonicXToday at 9:51 AM





theirongiantToday at 9:52 AM


Yeah, i don't either Derpy.


CappyToday at 9:52 AM


I refuse to answer


SigmasonicXToday at 9:52 AM


I liked Lucky more because, as much as it was just Roger Rabbit all over again, it was at least a conflict with Bonkers. Miranda was just generically nice, as I recall.


theirongiantToday at 9:53 AM


Yeah, she was just there really. Though she does a have nice design, that is good for certain "purposes"


SigmasonicXToday at 9:54 AM


As I recall, season one had full-episode stories, while season two (made before) was a collection of shorts, some being Bonkers as a detective, other being his "actual shorts" as an actor.(edited)



And yes, I figured people liked Miranda for that reason >_>


CappyToday at 9:55 AM


i can't picture anything but bonkers



and going around a lamp post

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Stream announcements.

On Friday, it's Sylvee's time again already, thanks to February being February, and we're watching various Nicktoons, exact lineup still TBA.

On Sunday, we're going to actually get around to watching Forgotten Friendship again... and finally get back to something we've gone far too long without.



Where did the towel go? Checkmate, atheists.

1. G3 - The Princess Promenade
2. EQG - Forgotten Friendship
3. Kaleido Star - 11
4. Super Gals - 31

EDIT: I keep forgetting, The Promised Neverland episode 7 at some point before this stream.

There surprisingly aren't any G1 or G3 stories that involve memory loss. Well, there's one Tales episode where a character pretends to have amnesia, but eh.

It's been a while since we watched Big Hero 6 the Series, and there's only three stories left, none of which are ones I'm invested in showing, and one I'd prefer not to: the season finale, which is a three parter, and not very good. So I'm officially declaring our viewing of this show over, until season 2 starts.

Speaking of which, Tangled returns Sunday after next.

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Some art, less than I intended for today, but eh.
1.Filly Twilight cowering from ladybugs by t72b
2.Twilight hanging from the roof supports by incubugs
3.It Sees by Empyu on DeviantArt - Twilight and horrific ladybug
4.Starlight's intended hypnosis by artiks
5.Pure pony by Yakovlev-vad on DeviantArt - Starlight





Comic
Comic Sins - Fair Battle by LupiArts on DeviantArt - Fluttershy vs. bear

And a bunch of videos

Nice remix

Decent PMV

The first post-official-announcement MLP ending tribute song

Fun PMV

🎶 [Ponies at Dawn] Journey Through the Unknown Wonders of Equestria - YouTube
 
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May 2019 comic solicitations
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I thought Fluttershy and Sunset were cute in that short, but the punchline was really weak. This was the leaked short that Sylvee watched over a year ago, and he said it would have been more interesting for Sunset's character if she remained frustrated instead of suddenly becoming happy for Fluttershy, and I agree. Also, this had Mario music in the leak.

I can't help but wonder what Sunset's stream chat is like. And Sunset didn't make a white supremacy dog whistle. Unrealistic!

May comic solicitations

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #78
Katie Cook & Andy Price (w) • Andy Price (a & CVR A) • Sara Richard (CVR B) • Brenda Hickey (1:10 RI CVR)


The thrilling conclusion to the “Cosmos” story arc is here! With the most powerful ponies in Equestria under Cosmos’ control, do the remaining ponies stand a chance? And whose side will Discord take?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Point
  • Don’t miss the end of what might be Katie Cook and Andy Price’s finest MLP story yet!
My Little Pony: Spirit of the Forest #1 (of 3)
Ted Anderson (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & CVR A) • Tony Fleecs (CVR B) • Kate Sherron (1:10 RI CVR)


The Cutie Mark Crusaders are back! When Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle take a trip into the woods, they find a forest filled with trash! Just what could be causing this mess?! Looks like it’s another mystery for our favorite fillies to solve—and one where not everything is as it seems...

Bullet Point
  • The Cutie Mark Crusaders return in this brand-new mini-series!
Looks like Cosmos takes control of Celestia and Luna. I can't say I'm interested in that direction.

The new miniseries combines Ponyville Mysteries with an environmental story, so I probably won't check this out at all. Frankly, I'm shocked Ponyville Mysteries was successful enough to get another spinoff.
 
2-22-19 Nicktoons stream
Oct 25, 2017
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For the stream we watched the two remaining Oscar shorts, Doug's Runaway Journal, Spongbob episodes Wet Painters and the Krusty Krab Training Video, and finally the main event Channel Chasers, a Fairly Oddparents TV movie.


Oscar shorts we eh, I never cared that much for Bao the first time and Late Afternoon was a bit too weird and unfocused for my tastes. The presentation was pretty cool though.


Doug's Runaway Journal was my first exposure to Doug, and I guess I was taken aback by it being a bit more juvenile then I was expecting. I was expecting something more along the lines of Hey Arnold, but Doug definitely was aiming above preschool but below Hey Arnold. It was fine for what it was, but it was very low-key and unassuming. It contrasted pretty sharply to the cartoons that I chose to show off, the story of him losing his journal was a lot less over the top then most cartoons that I grew up with would have portrayed it. It felt like it was trying to be a bit more easy going and relatable rather then trying to extract as many laughs out of the scenario as possible. It was quaint but I'm not surprised that the show never grabbed me as a kid, I usually like more over-the-top shows like the next two.


Wet Painters was an episode that felt like it was basically on constant repeat growing up, and I pretty much caught it every time when it was on. I can't say that I liked it as much as I did growing up, but it was still fun. The main humor in the episode is definitely something I've outgrown a bit, but some of the lines are still great like Patrick and the computer. Probably the best part of both episodes was whenever Squidward was on screen. His sarcastic deadpan delivery is even funnier now. Krusty Krab Training Video might have aged even worse, but I chose to air it due to how many memes are from it. The joke of Spongebob wanting to learn how to make a Krabby Patty but not being shown wasn't very funny the first time and they repeat the joke like 5 times through the whole episode.


The main event was Channel Chasers, which held up much better then I was expecting. Above everything else the thing that impressed me the most was how well the animation has aged. Butch Hartman, for all of his other issues, really knows how to make a good-looking cartoon. And the extra budget given to it from it being a TV movie is very evident. The gimmick of the movie is that the characters hop around to different TV shows based on real life ones, doing their best to emulate their visual style as well. The sheer number of shows that they end up visiting is staggering, I want to say it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-25 different art styles that they show off through the movie. Some of them don't work amazingly but many of them did a fantastic job at impersonating the art styles and seeing all the costume changes for each of the characters was really fun too. And the soundtrack was surprisingly good as well, everything worked very well on that front.

However I feel like their eagerness to show off all of their versions of the classic shows sometimes got in the way of them trying to tell a tight and cohesive story. The skits in the shows took up an extremely massive chunk of the movie's airtime, and for the most part they didn't really advance the plot in any significant way. There were a couple times where the show felt like it was dragging quite a bit and could have benefited with some of them being cut out, but at the same time they also needed to get to 72 minutes for it to be considered a TV movie. Another major problem is that the more serious parts of the story rarely had any real time to breath before getting undercut by a joke. Biggest example I could think of was near the end of the movie where Timmy's parents sneak into a recording booth to broadcast to Timmy that they're sorry for not believing him about Vicky and that they love him, but this moment is ruined by Timmy's dad saying that he loves him more. The show in general feels too scared to ever really let a serious scene be a serious scene and throws in jokes even in the most dramatic moments. The message and arc for Timmy was very fitting for him (Timmy in the show is EXTREMELY irresponsible and childish, which combined with his ability to make anything he wants happen is the primary source of conflict for most episodes) and the bones of a good arc are there, but they're buried by all the humor.

Speaking of the jokes, many of them actually hit for me. Growing up I remember that Fairly Oddparents was one of the few cartoons that my dad actually liked watching with us, and looking back I can see why. The mountain of references in the show that are mainly just intended to be gotten by older people is crazy. This movie it was especially big due to all of the cartoons that they were paying homage to but even ignoring the show references there was a lot, such as the person trying to spill the beans on Vicky's evilness going by the codename "Deep Toot." The show is super fast-paced in general with as many jokes crammed in, similar to Spongebob. And just like the better Spongebob episodes many of the jokes miss but enough of them hit that it's still a lot of fun watching it.

As a whole it was very fun for me, Fairly Oddparents might have been my favorite cartoon growing up so it was nice to see myself still enjoying it a lot despite being older. I think the artstyle was always one of my favorite parts of it, and seeing the animators given a much bigger budget compared to their normal fare was cool to see. The overall story could have been better, but I think the presentation and generally how fun it was to watch more then made up for it.



Also I think it's pretty damn crazy that even when this movie aired The Simpsons was the longest running cartoon on air.
 
2-24-19 Princess Promenade stream
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Stream followups

For Friday's stream, this was actually my first time ever watching either Spongebob or Fairly OddParents. And my first time in probably over 20 years watching Doug.

In the episodes we watched Spongebob himself was much less annoying than I expected, though I understand this is an episode-by-episode thing and he's generally worse as the show goes on. There were some nice gags in the first episode, though the second didn't appeal to me much.

With Doug, I had largely forgotten what an episode actually looked and sounded like, so it was interesting seeing how the music and art was handled. This show is the origin of the Dougworld nickname for the Equestria Girls setting, BTW.

The Fairly OddParents special "Channel Chasers" had some good jokes too, though it was a shame how it undermined the characters learning anything from this. My understanding is that this is a big problem with all of Butch Hartman's shows. The art style mostly works, including with all the different channels, though the super sharp breasts on that teenage girl babysitter really bother me.

We didn't have an RP this week.

Today, we watched the following.
0. The Promised Neverland - 7
*.MLP: Friendship is Magic - 'Starlight the Hypnotist' 🐞 Official Short - YouTube
1. G3 - The Princess Promenade
*.'Game Stream' Original Short 🎮 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
*.Reacting to.. FLUTTERSHY GAME STREAM? | Fluttershee.. is canon? - YouTube
2. EQG - Forgotten Friendship - In shorts form (part 1)
*.MLP: Equestria Girls Season 1 - 'The Salty Sails' Exclusive Short ⛵ - YouTube
3. Kaleido Star - 11

I forgot to mention The Promised Neverland last week. People liked episodes 6, and episode 7 this week. I'll hold off on the details in this thread due to spoilers. We watched it before the stream past few weeks, but this time, due to cat-herding style scheduling, it was part of the normal stream.

We had someone who hadn't seen "Starlight the Hypnotist", and found it pretty funny.

We lost him with "The Princess Promenade" in the first five minutes. This was worse than I remembered. People were astonished that Spike here was even worse than in "Princess Spike". It was interesting seeing several VAs who show up in FiM, including Tabitha St. Germain as both Wysteria and Minty. Not much else to say here, really.

He came back for Forgotten Friendship. This was my first time watching it fully in YouTube form, which adds some extra scenes. I recognized some particular added scenes, but there were also moments that felt a bit different from how I remembered. It's still good. I don't like the first song still, but the "Invisible" song is better than I remembered.

Due to TPN, we only watched one anime. Also because of that, we didn't watch as many of the EQG beach shorts as I planned. The Kaleido Star episode was on the weak end, and Anna's dad is a super jerk.

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Here's stuff for the new "Game Stream" short.

YouTube edit


1.Commission by Tony Fleecs based on the leak - Personally, I think it's kind of a dick move to commission art from an official comic artist based on a leak, but he knew it was based on a leak and appeared fine with it, so eh.
2.Pony Grumps by Heir-of-Rick on DeviantArt - Pony Sunset and Fluttershy
3.Sore Winner? by OinkTweetStudios on DeviantArt - Human colored Fluttershy and Sunset
4..:Streaming:. (EqG Shorts) by The-Butcher-X on DeviantArt - GDQ Fluttershy and Sunset, also sprite Discord
5.Angry Sunsets by sozglitch





Shorts comics.

Ail-licorn Side Affects by Tsitra360 on DeviantArt

Game Stream comic by uotapo

Bunch of videos.

So Vannamelon is a YouTuber that plays games in character as Fluttershy. She reacts to the new EQG short. I assume she's exaggerating her fear of getting sued, and the similarities.

A new Two Best Sisters Play, but by someone else. Still pretty well animated.

Anime-style con promo

And Magpiepony redoes her cover of "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" with her modern improved Pinkie voice, also with animation.
 
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The Fairly OddParents special "Channel Chasers" had some good jokes too, though it was a shame how it undermined the characters learning anything from this. My understanding is that this is a big problem with all of Butch Hartman's shows. The art style mostly works, including with all the different channels, though the super sharp breasts on that teenage girl babysitter really bother me.
Coming from other shows I can understand the frustration but the whole "characters don't learn anything from their mistakes" issue is largely a product of most cartoons at the time. The general formula for the show is that Timmy gets into a situation where he wants something, he makes a wish that'll obviously backfire because he's a stupid impulsive 10 year old, the wish backfires, and the audience learns a lesson while it generally bounces off Timmy because if he actually learned from his mistakes they wouldn't be able to keep making episodes. And a lot of Nick shows generally had the same sort of lack of character development. One of the big reasons why this was desirable is because Nick reairs old episodes of shows all the time, seriously looking at it's schedule for tomorrow they have their Preschool block followed by nothing but Spongebob and Loud House reruns. So in a way actual development and changes to the status quo are bad because it makes it harder for people not following along the show as it airs to understand what might be going on in a given episode or why certain characters might be acting differently from how they're used to. And as a kid none of this stuff bothered me, stuff like deep characters developing over a series isn't as big a deal as the show being funny and interesting to watch.

Also for what it's worth one of Butch's other shows Danny Phantom actually had a decent focus on continuity and actually had some changes to the status quo as the show went on, such as Danny learning new powers and such. The first two seasons are pretty good from what I can remember but the 3rd is potentially worse then MLP's 3rd season. Unfortunately that focus on continuity and it not being as popular as Spongebob and the Fairly Oddparents are the big things that ended up killing it. Butch has talked for years about wanting to bring the show back, but at this point I think even Danny Phantom fans wouldn't want Butch to have anything to do with it if it ever did return. Also some guy shot up a grocery store almost 2 years back and was extremely obsessed with the show and one of its villains so that also likely ruined any potential of it happening.


We lost him with "The Princess Promenade" in the first five minutes. This was worse than I remembered. People were astonished that Spike here was even worse than in "Princess Spike". It was interesting seeing several VAs who show up in FiM, including Tabitha St. Germain as both Wysteria and Minty. Not much else to say here, really.

Honestly once Spike showed up the special sort of "found its groove" and was upgraded from being almost unwatchable to still bad but at least focused and with things happening. Also Spike's voice actor was actually trying and occasionally you could hear some Rarityisms from Wysteria.
 
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That was probably the weakest of this set. I was nervous about the ice cream the entire time honestly, haha.


Big Jim @TheBiggestJim
Our final #MLP short is out! Written by
@gmberrow and boarded by @aynsleyking! Can you spot the long awaited character making her debut in the crowd?
So this is the last short. Unclear if that's for now, or for all of G4. This short has the G4 debut of Minty, who I hadn't noticed when I watched, and...


She's a straight up Applejack recolor. I suppose this was a last minute thing after they realized they never got around to including Minty in G4.
 
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A toy commercial has this shot of Twilight


This is the same design we saw in the Rainbow Roadtrip tie-in toys. This clip uses the Movie art style, so it's likely this means the special will also use that style. I'm glad they actually are using those designs again instead of dropping them after one production.

And the Discovery Family Instagram is hinting at something tomorrow. To see it on Instagram, you have to be logged in and click the Discovery Family logo.


This is probably the season 9 start date.

Way behind on art, but this is all I got to today.
1.Starlight and Trixie Friendship Bound by poneko-chan
2.Princess Flurry Heart by Skitsniga on DeviantArt - Older
3.Triple BOOM!? by Moonlight-Ki on DeviantArt - Rainbow, second remake of old art
4.Butterararararararaara by PosionJoke on DeviantArt - Rarity with "Sonic Rainboom" wings
5.Reformed Lovers by thediscorded on DeviantArt - Starlight X Trixie





1.Darling by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Sunburst X Twilight
2.Autumn Blaze by lividcreativity
3.Kirin Twilight and Luna by magnaluna
4.Rarity by alcor
5.Rarity by taesuga





1.Luna by peridotkitty
2.Flutter Rose by BunnyWhiskerz on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
3.(Incomplete) SciTwi in German soccer uniform by ncmares
4.Student Six by Sophie A Scruggs
5.Alicorn Allergy Season by Firimil on DeviantArt - Sunset, Celestia, Luna, Cadance, Spike, and Zecora




 
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This is a reeeeeeeeal nice Luna redesign.
A lot of MagnaLuna's Luna art gives her a similar look, though not as a kirin.

Season 9 is coming in April! Trailer on Instagram.

EDIT:

This appears to reveal all the major events of the season premiere, as a heads up.
Sombra returns to kidnap Flurry Heart (so his comics are definitely not canon now)
The Elements of Harmony and the Tree of Harmony are destroyed
It looks like the Mane Six discover the magic was inside of them all along and Rainbow Blast him anyway

Oddly, we don't see any of Grogar, who I could have sworn was confirmed to be in this.

It's funny how they're basically doing what the season 4 premiere tried to do with the Elements, but it will actually stick this time because it's the last season.
 
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Can't say I'm super excited, Sombra was always one of the weakest villains the show's ever had in terms of character. As Sigma points out the big driving conflict seems to largely be the season 4 opener but with the extremely obvious loophole of them just being able to temporarily take the elements when they need them and then return them to the tree. Starlight likely doing nothing isn't too surprising but where are the students? It's annoying that they spend so much time and effort developing these characters just so they can casually discard them for the major episodes and do another Mane 6 saves the day through friendship lazer story. I hope I'm wrong and that Starlight and the Students end up playing an important role in the story, but I'm very doubtful.

IDK my biggest fear with this season is that in order to "go out with a bang" the show will largely end up hyperfocusing on pandering to early season nostalgia largely at the expense of all of the stuff that's been going on in the later seasons. I don't think this is going to happen but there's always the possibility, and the bigger concern is that I don't see how they can really wrap up the storylines for Starlight and the Students in a satisfying way in one season without ignoring the Mane 6 for the series finale or doing some sort of torch handing move, which both seem very unlikely. We'll see.
 
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Here's the commercial that rainbow winged Twilight clip came from and... oh god it's a rap song.
Anyway, this is actually a different toy than what was revealed at the Toy Fair earlier. So they are doing more to tie into this special than just toys that change color in water.

Art dump
1.I do by Saphi-Boo on DeviantArt - Twilight X Fluttershy
2.Joker Discord and Harley Fluttershy by unhander
3.More Sommy by Puetsua on DeviantArt - Somnambula
4.Exam in Session! by TwoShoesMcGee on DeviantArt - Teacher Twilight
5.Dragon Sis by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Spike and Smolder





1.Commission 25 : Siren Sunset Shimmer by Marenlicious on DeviantArt
2.Would you like this tea? - Jasmine Leaf by Anvalina on DeviantArt - Anthro
3.Rainbow Sonic Rainboom by crazy-bc
4.Rainbow by peridotkitty
5.Fluttershy the game by Rakikubit on DeviantArt - VS Luna, Trixie, Twilight, Chrysalis, and Fausticorn





1.Cozy Glow by Sophie A Scruggs
2.Princess Celestia in the Pastel Heavens by ChildishCrreator on DeviantArt
3.Twilight by yuyutsuka_0130
4.MLP EqG #2 by Blu-Usagi on DeviantArt - Kotobukiya Rainbow
5.Comm: Morning Wonders by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Twilight and ladybugs





1.Sunfish by Mafubii on DeviantArt - Sunset as a siren
2.Twilight Kirin by VampireSelene13 on DeviantArt
3.In training by Dsiak on DeviantArt - Derpy GIF
4.Kotobukiya Rainbow by destroyer_aky
5.My Little Witch Academia 7 by NamyGaga on DeviantArt - Human Trixie, Starlight, and Sunset





1.Golden Moon by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt - Luna
2.RariDash fanfic contest Angel Rarity X Devil Rainbow with Fluttershy writing while Twilight sleeps by raridashdoodles
3.A Unexpected Visitor by Aureai on DeviantArt - Twilight
4.Creatures six by IncendiaryBoobs on DeviantArt - Species changed Mane Six
5.Human Twilight and Nico from Love Live by tastyrainbow





1.Rainbow in dress by tohupo
2.Twilight Sporkle by tjpones
3.Brony Thank You Fund 2020 Calendar by MaryBellamy on DeviantArt - Madoka Magica Mane Six
4.Rainbow with falling stars GIF by autumnvoyage
5.Pinkamena Pinkie by plotcore



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1.Look to the left look to the right look to the ri by Mequiloano on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
2.Apple Bloom reports the events of "Starlight the Hypnotist" by artiks and niteax
3.Human Twi by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt - Twilight Anthro
4.The Protest [REDRAW] by SpaceSheep-Art on DeviantArt - Tree Hugger, Twilight, and Discord protesting
5.BBBFF by compassrose0425 on DeviantArt - Shining Armor and unicorn Twilight





1.Spike - ML AU by uunicornicc on DeviantArt
2.It's been a long day by VampireSelene13 on DeviantArt - Starlight X Trixie
3.I never thought that I would find a place... by VampireSelene13 on DeviantArt - Twilight hugging Starlight
4.Nightmare Lustration by TingSan on DeviantArt - Luna
5.Legacy by Kaleido-Art on DeviantArt - Deer from the IDW comics





1.Twilight will fix it by LadyChimaeraD on DeviantArt - Anthro Celestia
2.Under the Sea (MLP) + SPEEDPAINT by LavenderRain24 on DeviantArt - Silverstream and Ocellus as seaponies
3.Pinkie with coffee by tohupo
4.Rainbow celebrating 900 followers by tohupo
5.Fluttershy Portrait by VanillaGhosties on DeviantArt





1.Shadow Play Redraw by BAKUD on DeviantArt - Stygian and Twilight
2.Camouflage by The-Park on DeviantArt - Trixie
3.rainbow dash by HollyBright on DeviantArt
4.Spike X Smolder by zakkurro
5.NopeNopeNope by Puetsua on DeviantArt - Twilight and ladybug





Some nice PMVs
 
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Blank template. I need to get around to this. I was going to do it today, and even posted it in the chat, but I ended up working on the above video instead.


Stream announcements! On Friday, we're finally getting around to watching the Utena movie. Also some Phineas and Ferb before then, which I hope will eventually lead into some of the big specials.
1. Phineas and Ferb - Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together
2. Revolutionary Girl Utena - The Adolescence of Utena (movie)

And on Sunday... I realized that we actually haven't had an Applejack Day since December 3, 2017. So it's Applejack time... for Applejack Day 2. Also, at long last, Tangled the Series returns! There will be two episodes every week after this week, so it will take up more stream time, but that also means it won't last that long.

(Ah, the days of forum-themed GIFs)

0. The Promised Neverland - 8
1. FiM - The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
2. FiM - The Last Roundup
3. FiM - Pinkie Apple Pie
4. Tangled - Peril on the High Seas
5. Kaleido Star - 12-13
 
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You know, what with Korra and Asami, and Princess Bubblegum and Marceline, and just basically all of Steven Universe, it's high time Rainbow Dash got a girlfriend.
Looking at Rollercoaster of Friendship, if there's going to be a gay couple in the Mane Six, it will be Rarity and Applejack. Unfortunately for this RariTwi shipper.

Lyra and Bon Bon has a more than decent chance of being explicitly confirmed, going outside the Mane Six. Also Starlight and Trixie, to a lesser extent.

New EQG short.


Fluttershy be-eth cute as always! 2 of those “pets” are not like the others.
Fluttershy being cute is always nice, but this was pretty light on substance. I guess this is going to be a multiparter, since it just ends without a joke or anything. I'd say it's a wasted opportunity not to actually have Sunset's pet lizard appear (has he actually shown up since his intro?) but maybe they'll be in the next part.
 
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Friday stream followup, we watched the following.
1. Phineas and Ferb - Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together
2. Revolutionary Girl Utena - The Adolescence of Utena (movie)

The Phineas and Ferb episode was fun. Not sure it was a good first episode to show (given no one else was there when I showed that Christmas special) since it didn't actually have any inventions or explain Perry's relationship to the kids. I suppose I'll show a few other episodes at some point before we watch Into the 2nd Dimension eventually.

And then there's Utena... I'll copy chat logs.
SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:24 PM


Reposting for Chained SigmasonicX: You know, I assumed "Utena turns into a car" would be like a brief trippy sequence to show her being used as a tool by Akio
[23:20:02] I really didn't expect it to be the entire ending sequence
[23:20:42] It sort of feels like the movie before that point has very little to do with the movie post, well, car
[23:21:30] UberTag: This tracks would be right at home in a Persona game.
[23:21:37] Errr... track.
[23:21:51] SigmasonicX: Like it's an enjoyable trippy movie, but it's weird how they largely drop everything that was going on. Funniest example of this being Shiori becoming a car too then crashing.
[23:22:08] TheIronGiant: I guess they just wanted a exciting way to have them escape Otorhi without doing another sword fight
[23:22:09] UberTag: Yeah, it fully embraces the nonsense.
[23:22:29] SigmasonicX: It's like, "OK Shiori is being set up as the big bad in this universe--and she's car--and she's dead."
[23:22:41] UberTag: Death by pylons.
[23:22:59] SigmasonicX: Lesson learned: be papas



Did Miki actually do anything in this movie?


UberTagYesterday at 11:27 PM


He took a bath with his sister. And she held a razor to his throat. That was something.


Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:30 PM


And it’s implied he killed her


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:32 PM


I just realized, did Miki and either Utena or Anthy ever interact before the ending?


Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:32 PM


Nope


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:32 PM


Friends are connected before they even meet!


Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:32 PM


Lmao basically



So for the movie, Anthy and Utena have more or less switched roles


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:33 PM


Shouldn't you be eating with your family now



Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:34 PM


I’m on my way to the restaurant


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:35 PM


Alright


Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:36 PM


But yeah, the film follows Utenas POV more- but in a lot of ways Anthy is the one saving Utena this time around



I hate doing long write ups on my phone



Lmao


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:37 PM


It's safe to assume this universe's Akio had Anthy do all the driving



Hence the skillz in the ending


Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:38 PM


Probably



He did keep losing his keys after all



Basically Utena’s internal conflict in the film is the ghost of Touga



Her trauma from witnessing a tragic death as a kid



And in this Overlook Hotel-type academy where reality and dream intersect, Touga comes back



And that ties Utena in with Juri (the girl Touga died saving) and Shiori



Anthy takes a quick liking to Utena after becoming her bride and starts competing against Touga’s Ghost for Utena



Namely to make Utena her new Prince- but Utena goes for the throat by them moving past the school altogether and into the real world


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:43 PM


I didn't realize Juri was the drowning girl


Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:43 PM


Yuuup



Mind you Anthy still has to confront her brother one last time as a test of escaping the school- but his role in the story is mostly finished prior to the start where Utena comes in


SigmasonicXYesterday at 11:50 PM


It was odd that he was presented as sort of a goofball throughout the movie before his ghost / presence in Anthy's mind / whatever appeared at the end.


Chained PrometheusYesterday at 11:50 PM


Yeah Akio is presented really awkwardly in the film

[...]

SigmasonicXToday at 9:29 AM


Just realized, Touga literally had a white sheet over him like a ghost

We were too tired for an RP today, so instead we watched Utena again with someone who wasn't in the Friday stream. Here's the chat after that.
(UberTag saying he's going to stay on our streaming site to stream something else for other people)

CappyToday at 6:21 PM


o_o



you're not back D:


SigmasonicXToday at 6:22 PM


Different [stream page] room, I assume


UberTagToday at 6:22 PM


Yep.


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:23 PM


This was great


CappyToday at 6:23 PM


how did he comment if he wasn't back is uber some sort of ghost



Chained PrometheusToday at 6:23 PM





SigmasonicXToday at 6:24 PM


We need to accept he's dead and drive away


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:24 PM


Uber actually died in a drowning accident years ago, Cappy.



You just forgot about it this whole time.


SigmasonicXToday at 6:24 PM





Chained PrometheusToday at 6:24 PM






So what'd you think of the movie, Cappy?

CappyToday at 6:33 PM


generally liked it, it was weird, which is good


SigmasonicXToday at 6:36 PM


It's a good companion piece to the show


CappyToday at 6:37 PM


yeah, it gets the ending i was probably looking for, even if the details of how were strange


SigmasonicXToday at 6:38 PM


Hmm, yeah, that's true for me too.


CappyToday at 6:39 PM


i also realize now i watched most of the series in subs so i'll probably rewatch the movie with subs at some point



well maybe not most but like 20s to the end i did in a big chunk


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:44 PM


Am I the only one who prefers Movie Anthy to Show Anthy?



I'm curious about that


CappyToday at 6:44 PM


the shiori touga part was really interesting felt like they really doubled down on how terrible Shiori is while attempting to give Touga some justification for his manipulative attitude not sure how i feel entirely about the implications of that, but the contrast was pretty stark



It felt like you get more of what Anthy as a person is like, since she's so controlled in the series, so that was cool to see her have fun and tease, or show real concern. And then she got to drive the whole climax of the movie so that's cool too



i also like her in the series though, despite it not feeling as much like "Anthy the person" as much as she was "the Rose Bride" or "Akio's tool"


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:51 PM


Yeah. I agree about Anthy.



As for Shiori and Touga, I see the film as it’s own story in a lot of ways so the two are just inherently different incarnations of the same basic characters from the show


SigmasonicXToday at 6:52 PM


Touga died before he could be manipulative


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:52 PM


Touga is way more of a douche in the show and Shiori has more wiggle room as a potentially sympathetic character



Yeah exactly


SigmasonicXToday at 6:53 PM


I agree with Cappy on Anthy


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:53 PM


Same



She’s just more personable and charming in the film



She has more immediate chemistry with Utena in the film than in the show, I think


SigmasonicXToday at 6:54 PM


Show Utena never got a chance to connect to Anthy the Actual Person, I feel


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:55 PM


I think they do, but we just don’t get to see it onscreen in the show



But then again the idea of the show and it’s ending seems to be that the two will fall for each other more properly when they meet again


SigmasonicXToday at 6:57 PM


From the show ending, I didn't really get the sense that Anthy was particularly interested in finding Utena again (unless I'm forgetting something). It's mainly out of (that) universe stuff that would lead to that conclusion, it seems.


Chained PrometheusToday at 6:58 PM


The ending of the show generally is interpreted as Anthy is leaving the school behind to finally go on her own journey to find Utena- the day where the two will “shine together”


CappyToday at 6:59 PM


a lot of the signs of utena were wiped from the school like she didn't exist, so the idea that she has to leave to find her does follow but i also don't remember the exact details



but it was definitely also Anthy's own moment of making a decision for herself too


Chained PrometheusToday at 7:00 PM


UberTag wanna weigh in here?


CappyToday at 7:00 PM


also i think by the end of that show arc shiori is just bad period to me, but i know people have other opinions >_>



great character though


Chained PrometheusToday at 7:01 PM


Shiori is awful onscreen in either iteration



But the show Shiori has Word of God defending her in a way we just don’t get to see


SigmasonicXToday at 7:01 PM


(Leaving the chat for now, BTW)


Chained PrometheusToday at 7:01 PM


(Okie dokie!)



Basically Ikuhara says that Show Shiori is lashing out at Juri and manipulating things because she’s super in the closet and is reacting in a toxic manner to her own true sexuality



Which doesn’t exactly justify her behavior, but it can potentially make her a little more sympathetic



Movie Shiori, as far as I know, doesn’t have that element to her so she’s just pure awful


CappyToday at 7:15 PM


Yeah, I could see that closeted angle, that's basically the vibe I got, but like you said that doesn't make it okay even if that's a very rough situation. Although I also felt the sense that she enjoys and gets self-worth out of being the most important person to Juri and plays around with that in a hurtful manner, and almost uses Juri's inability to break from that crush as proof of her value. Even that carries the idea that she doesn't get much value elsewhere (which I think was explicit in the show, that Juri was this very important person and she was "nothing") which is also an understandable impetus for behaving that way.


Chained PrometheusToday at 7:18 PM


Yeah, exactly. Shiori is doing awful things and the way things are between her and Juri in the show is toxic

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That EQG pet short is confirmed to be a two-parter.

And on the subject, I hadn't seen this tweet before.
[B]Ishi Rudell[/B]‏ @[B]ishiH3Art[/B]

Ishi Rudell Retweeted QB

We at DHX were never informed about Ray’s existence, but if he was created by Hasbro then I guess he must be canon? We’ve also never been given assets for him so he’ll never show up in an episode produced by us.

Ishi Rudell added,

QB @Queen_Bee_2018

@ishiH3Art is Ray canon for you? I'm asking 'cuz I know you didn't directed some summertime shorts and is kinda suspicious that he didn't show up in Forgotten Friendship.

12:12 PM - 2 Oct 2018
So yeah, I guess we aren't going to see Sunset's pet gecko Ray again. This also indicates that DHX and Boulder Media didn't share assets. If they had to recreate the characters from scratch, that could explain differences in the way they look and move.


Never going to appear again

He was delicious!


Also, this game came up. It's a shame it isn't online anymore, because it was pretty good.

And here's the commercial made before it.
 
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RISE FROM THE GRAVE

Filly Funtasia still exists! And it's airing on March 11. I assumed it aired and no one cared, but Wikipedia confirms that wasn't the case. It's been in development hell, but now it's really airing. Also, Funtasia Daily updated.

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Stream followup. Today, we only ended up watching.
*.MLP: Equestria Girls - ‘Shake Things Up’ Official Music Video - YouTube
1. FiM - The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
*.PMV - Tough (Applejack Tribute) - YouTube
2. FiM - The Last Roundup
*.The Legend of Zelestia: Navi Pie - YouTube
*.The Adventures of Applejack's Eyebrow - YouTube
3. FiM - Pinkie Apple Pie
*.PMV-I won't say I'm in love (AJ cover by DisneyFanatic2364) - YouTube
4. FiM - Somepony to Watch Over Me
*.Applejack, They Miss You Too [MLP Animation/PMV] - YouTube
5. Thunderbolt Fantasy - 1

Some of the Kaleido Star people weren't there, so we elected not to watch that. And the Tangled episode wasn't ready to stream yet. And then people started dropping off for other things by "Somepony to Watch Over Me". Then the one other person remaining decided partway through Thunderbolt Fantasy that we needed to watch this with other people, because it was pretty badass.

"SSCS6000" was worse than I remembered. The entire thing just doesn't make much sense. There are good bits, particularly the very beginning with Rainbow and Fluttershy, and I like the song and lesson, but it's also largely frustrating.

"The Last Roundup" was good. We watched the "UNCENSORED" version with the old Derpy voice, and I honestly forgot about the whole Derpy thing until it was mentioned during the stream. I forgot a lot of this episode, including Pinkie's role and the ending chase.

"Pinkie Apple Pie" is a lot of fun, especially with that great song.

I'm one of those people that likes "Somepony to Watch Over Me", and dammit, it's fun.

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Got a new commission back!
Rarity and Twilight having a romantic spa day by pastel-pony-pictures


Based on "Rarity's Biggest Fan". I thought the idea of them getting Real Princess Hair together was cute.

Short Pinkie animation

Rap remix of "Best Friends Till the End of Time"

And small art dump.
1.Rarity darlings vs. ruffians by heir-of-rick
2.Rarity by Patty-PLMH on DeviantArt - Human
3.Foal sitting Sombra by jolliapplegirl on DeviantArt - With Flurry Heart
4.Starlight and Trixie Thank You by theunununium - This is their first MLP art in four years, it seems.
5.Kotobukiya Rainbow by ponut_joe





1.Adult Sci Twi by WubcakeVA on DeviantArt
2.Twilight and Cadance eating burgers by vavacung
3.Big Pone by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Young Big Mac and Bright Mac
4.Shining Armor and Cadance with Chrysalis bragging by jargon scott
5.Ocellus sniffing bug spray while Twilight tells her not to by jargon scott





Raridashdoodles has been holding a Raridash writing contest for a while, but what I didn't realize is that the image in the header has been changing pretty frequently. It doesn't help that they've just been updating the same December 25 post instead of making new ones. Here are the most recent seven.
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1..:Talking with animals?:. (EqG Shorts) by The-Butcher-X on DeviantArt - Best in Show art, with Applejack, Flash Sentry, and Fluttershy
2..:Talking with animals?:. - The-Butcher-X's Sta.sh - Part 2 of above
3.The Most Quiet Corner of the Library by HeyErika on DeviantArt - Stygian X Sunburst
4.Fluttershy by Rockset on DeviantArt - EQG,
Good, managed to make it not lewd.
5.F (v1) by IFMSoul on DeviantArt - Fluttershy





1.Rainbow Wings by SkyeyPony on DeviantArt - Twilight
2.Octavia: redraw by 1Jaz on DeviantArt
3.Collab: Serene Sunset by EmbersLament on DeviantArt
4.Ladybug by Puetsua on DeviantArt - Twilight
5.Let me take an Egypt selfie! by DiscordTheGE on DeviantArt - Somnambula





And comic
Castle Security by wakyaot34
 
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The Phineas and Ferb episode as fun, which is basically the show in a nutshell. It's a lot more subdued then a lot of other cartoons that aim young like Spongebob, TTG, and what have you. The jokes are generally pretty good and the stories are fun. The Perry stuff kind of feels out of place (Similar to the Elise spy stuff in Dan Vs if you've watched that show) but it works well because Dr Doofenshmirtz is fun and his VA does a good job. The only real problems are the production values, despite how popular the show is it feels fairly cheap. It feels like one of those "Animated in flash because the producers wanted to save money" shows. Most of the character designs look uninspired, the backgrounds are extremely basic. This episode was supposed to be a special one given that it was a full 22 minutes rather then their usual 11 minute length, but the special guest characters are apparently several of the production playing themselves. I guess that's unique, but most of the characters aren't particularly great at speaking (Doofenshmirtz excluded) and even more importantly in singing. The biggest problem by far with Phineas and Ferb for me is the mandatory 1 song per episode. Basically every song I've heard from P&F are extremely mediocre, to the point where I would say that the best song from this show would be still one of the worst MLP songs. And given that they have to do a song every episode I don't blame them sounding very weak, it's hard coming up with quality songs that frequently. This episode in particular had 5 or so of them, and aside from some occasional good lyrics they're all forgettable and not particularly pleasing to listen to. Despite all the negativity though I still find the show pretty fun to watch, and the episode we saw was probably the best I've seen.


For Sunday we started with SSSS6000, which I'll never understand the community's general positivity towards it. It's easily one of Larson's worst episodes. The show portraying the Apples as being completely in the right and the [email protected] Bros as unquestionably the bad guys does not work with how they act. Firstly, the Apples are strait up handling the whole Cider season stuff terribly. They could try limiting how much Cider people can buy, (Like how scarce stuff is often sold in real life) they could hire some seasonal help, (Like how some farmers do in real life) they could wait until they actually have a decent stockpile of cider before selling it. (JUST LIKE REAL LIFE) None of these solutions are ever brought up, which normally wouldn't be the end of the world, but the episode portrays the way that the Apples are doing things as the best way and that people just need to be patient to get quality cider.

Speaking of which, the idea that the [email protected] bros solution is slapdash and lowers quality is not established at all. Sure, after the part where they say "screw quality control" the cider is awful, but the normal cider they were making (and at a rate substantially faster then the Apples could make) seemed perfectly fine. Even when Granny Smith tried some she didn't object to the quality. The only super objectionable stuff was related to how they were doing their business. And yeah, that stuff is extremely awful, but the episode doesn't even really try to show that, instead it focuses on the "good stuff takes time" message, which isn't really supported well by the actual episode.

I'm spending so much time on the moral because the rest of the episode isn't very remarkable to me. The song is alright, not my style though. The Rainbow Dash cider gag stuff falls completely flat because Pinkie really should not be allowed to order so much cider, and the fact that she doesn't offer Dash any until the end just makes Pinkie look reprehensible rather then making me laugh at Dash. And aside from that there's not even many jokes or other notable parts. The big John Henry setup doesn't work well for me, and again isn't helped at all by the mangled moral. It's not the worst episode in the show's history but I don't have a whole lot of positive things to say about it.


Last Roundup is a lot better, the moral isn't the best ever but it's competent enough to not be distracting. And there's lots of fun and memorable moments, especially with Pinkie. Also watching it now, the whole Derpy sequence feels so out of place when you try to watch it without the context of what it's actually supposed to be. There's some out of place slapstick that's off tone with the rest of the show and the focus character isn't really established at all nor do they ever make any other appearances up until Slice of Life. The only real connection to the main story is that I guess it means that AJ needs to get money to fix the Town Hall, but it's wholly unnecessary they can just say whatever needs funding for the Mayor to fix. And of course it's not helped at all by the fact that Tabitha thought Derpy was a guy, her Slice of Life voice for her is much better. (As is basically everything involving Derpy) Honestly lacking the context of what the scene was supposed to mean, I don't see any other interpretation of the scene that makes sense besides assuming the worst. Also having the fandom insert character just be extremely clumsy and not able to do anything right is pretty disappointing. Her later portrayals as a simple but well-meaning delivery pony that still helps is much better.


Pinkie Apple Pie is still the best AJ episode.
 
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Really cute RariTwi snippet from Monochromatic, from a maybe upcoming story where PonyTwi brings PonyRarity to Dougworld with the end goal of holding hands.

And then she outlined a related story where PonyTwi and HumanRarity are dating and PonyRarity becomes jealous.

It all sounds pretty great.

Art dump.
1.Trixie and Starlight Glimmer by Theroyalprincesses on DeviantArt
2.Pinkie Pie Vector 26 - Presents by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
3.Twilight Sparkle Vector - 51 Punklight Sparkle by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
4.Rainbow Dash Vector 25 - NERD!! by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
5.Fluttershy Vector 29 - Butterfly by CyanLightning on DeviantArt





1.Huh by RysunkowaSucharia on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
2.Twilight doing a trick by higgly-chan
3.Talking 'bout Pony Generations by harwicks-art on DeviantArt - G5 Rarity and Applejack
4.shy horses by Emera33 on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Marble
5.Fluttershy with butterfly by xsatanielx





1.woona by Ochideyiku on DeviantArt - Luna
2.Rose Prince by AbbyStarling on DeviantArt - Rainbow and Fluttershy as Utena and Anthy (from Revolutionary Girl Utena)
3.Laser Beam! by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Rainbow
4.Best Friend Until The End Of Time! by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Mane Six
5.6 cute pones by DVixie on DeviantArt - Mane Six





1.Fluttershy Icon by RedchetGreen on DeviantArt
2.little kawaii- twai by Xjenn9 on DeviantArt - Twilight
3.[Contest Entry] G5 Fluttershy by KlaraPL on DeviantArt
4.Anthro and Pony Young Fluttershy by howxu
5.Unicorn Frappuccino Selfie by InvisibleInkDoodles on DeviantArt - EQG PonyTwilight and Sunset





1.Human Wonderbolts by xxiee - Fleetfoot, Rainbow, and Spitfire
2.Stop it daddy - Mlp Next Gen by SugaryIceCreamMlp on DeviantArt - Sunburst and his daughter (with Starlight)
3.Rainbow Dash x Applejack by kirionek on DeviantArt
4.Sunset Shimmer Siren form by Light262 by Light262 on DeviantArt
5.Sitting cutie by thediscorded on DeviantArt - Applejack





1.Sunrise by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Pinkie X Rainbow
2.Good day to you Rarity by gor1ck on DeviantArt - And Starlight
3.Galaxy Sparkle by ChasingtheSilverStag on DeviantArt - Twilight
4.Thumbs down by Puetsua on DeviantArt - Somnambula
5.Socks by Puetsua on DeviantArt - Somnambula





1.【マイリトルポニー】"褐色レインボーダッシュ" / Illustration by "チカラクツシタ" [pixiv] - Kotobukiya Rainbow
2.【レインボーダッシュ】"RAINBOW DASH.寿屋ver" / Illustration by "菜包return" [pixiv] - Kotobukiya
3.Bishoujo Rainbow Dash by Rockset on DeviantArt - Kotobukiya
4.Rainbow Dash by ragurimo on DeviantArt - Kotokukiya
5.Kotobukiya Rainbow by sozglitch





1.Autumn Blaze by fluffymaiden
2.Hypnotized Twilight Sparkle with the ladybug kite by xbi on DeviantArt
3.Angel and Devil Fluttershy by Taurson on DeviantArt
4.Fizzle Pop Berry Twist by Yakovlev-vad on DeviantArt - Tempest
5.EQG Rainbow steals Applejack's hat GIF by ryuu




 
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A new greatest fanfic is here
Your Own Worst Enemy by Monochromatic


Princess Twilight and Rarity are dating.

The other Rarity in Twilight's life isn't quite sure how she feels about any of this.

My review
Well damn, you actually did it.

This was amazing all the way through, but the best part was the cut from Rarity talking to Rainbow to Rarity talking to Pinkie.

In general, it's great to see you make these spontaneous fluff pieces again. Epics are good, but it's these stories that make them special.

These videos are going back and covering old stuff now. Haven't watched this yet.

Comic review coming later.
 
Comic - Friendship is Magic #75
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These videos are going back and covering old stuff now. Haven't watched this yet.
Sunset Shimmer = Upset Sugar
Flash Sentry = Flush Central
No Snips and Snails :(

The human stick figures are oddly adorable. This video was more of a straightforward summary than I expected, but it was good.

Friendship is Magic #75
Let's get this out of the way: Celestia and Luna are corrupted by Cosmos before they even realize something bad is going on. Also Twilight.


Now, if we view that aspect in a vacuum and not as a recurring trend, then we have a pretty interesting story set up here. Long ago, there was a being of chaos even worse than Discord, named Cosmos. He begged for help from the leaders of the other races, including Celestia and Luna, and they helped him seal her away. Then as extra insurance, he rewrote their memories to remove Cosmos and blame him for all the chaos. There is some timeline confusion, as the constellation that represented her being sealed away appeared "centuries ago" and then "one day" it disappeared. Discord is later depicted as being present and unstoned when the sealing stars fell from the sky, and he went out of his way to hide one. Discord should have been stone from about a thousand years ago all the way to at most a few years ago, so it's hard to fit this into the timeline in a way that makes sense. Anyway, Twilight comes across one of these stars at a market by chance (being bought and worn by Rarity), and her alicorn magic reawakens the sliver of Cosmos in that star and that subtly takes her over, sending everyone on a fetch quest for the other pieces. With Twilight, Celestia, and Luna corrupted, that leaves it up to Discord and the other ponies and Zecora to save the day.


One thing to note is that Celestia and Luna are taken out much earlier in the story than, say, the Accord arc, which means it will play a much larger role in the story than just being a way to escalate tension before everything is solved. From upcoming synopses and covers, it does indeed appear we'll get focus on characters like Zecora before it ultimately comes down to Discord. Plus, it will be interesting to a story arc where Discord is afraid of the villain.

It was a bit annoying that no one noticed that Twilight was acting oddly, but Applejack did eventually notice, and this was while Cosmos Twilight was acting somewhat subtly, so good on Applejack.

Onto the art, I'd like to say it's up to Andy Price's usual standard, and it mostly is, but much of the first part had clearly rushed art. Given the fact that there's a Part 2 title screen and a brief recap halfway through, clearly this was intended to be two issues instead of a single double-length one. If that was a late change, that would explain why some of the art is incomplete. Still, there are fun visual gags and good expressions. Cosmos's chaos in particular is handled wonderfully, and with a different tone than Discord's.


You know, this character being Eris would have made a lot more sense than the character in Nightmare Knights. I'm still not convinced NK Erin is really a spirit of chaos.

Silver Quill's review reminds me, this comic introduces the idea that every ruler we've seen so far is over a thousand years old, from Queen Novo to King Aspen to that cat leader from the Movie prequel comics. Odd, but sure, whatever.

Looking at history, there's a pretty good likelihood of this story falling apart at the very end, but still, this currently has potential.

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Russian Battle Bots "Team Unicorn" Dominating With Pinkie Pie the Pony Bot

(at 6:25)


 
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Stream announcements

On Friday, to celebrate the new Marvel movie, we're watching a special with no female superheroes.
1. Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel
2. Haruhi - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya V
3. Haruhi - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya VI

On Sunday, I figured it would be better to get the maybe-future-villain Grogar in the stream now before I forget. Also, it's hard to say how many Tangled episodes we'll be able to watch.


0. The Promised Neverland - 9
1. MLP G1 - The Return of Tambelon (4 parts, so less than one hour)
2. Tangled - Peril on the High Seas
3. Tangled - Curses! (?)
4. Tangled - The Eye of Pincosta (?)
5. Kaleido Star - 12
6. Kaleido Star - 13
7. Super Gals - 31 (if the last two Tangled episodes aren't available)

My bingo card


This Twilight image by probablyfakeblonde resulted in some chatting.




Followed by Simpsons GIFs

Art dump
1.Pancake Twilight by roaert
2.Twilight pressed against the screen by tohupo
3.Rainbow in glasses by tohupo
4.Missed Me? by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Rainbow
5.I've Told Ya,Didn't I? by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - EQG Rainbow and Scootaloo





1.Kotobukiya Rainbow by harufumico
2.Kotobukiya Rainbow by nabebuta
3.Kotobukiya Rainbow by erufi
4.Twilight by kuroorcas
5.Flutterbutt by Pinipy on DeviantArt - Fluttershy





1.Fluttershy and Angel by Pinipy on DeviantArt
2.pinkiepie 3 by PhoenixRK49 on DeviantArt
3.rara by little-pancakes on DeviantArt - Coloratura
4.Untitled by Leafywind on DeviantArt - Rainbow and Pinkie
5.unkai by mirroredsea on DeviantArt - Rainbow





1.Twilight sparkle surrounded by her sparkle friends by Mequiloano on DeviantArt
2.2 Sides by Maxiima on DeviantArt - Rarity and Twilight
3.Lyra claiming her ears a gone to offscreen Bon Bon by dsp2003
4.Twilight with Castle Sweet Castle hair acting like a valley girl by icywindthepony
5.Rainbow Wings Sunset Shimmer by Orin331 on DeviantArt





Comic
Run Starlight by tjpones

Nice instrumental tune
 
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Friendship is Magic #75
Let's get this out of the way: Celestia and Luna are corrupted by Cosmos before they even realize something bad is going on. Also Twilight.

Wouldn't want to do anything special for the 75th issue, and it's not like the comics are running another arc at the same time with a brainwashed Celestia....
 
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Lol it skipped most of the show and went to the winner’s circle. Cranky’s dog Somehow won.
Aw, I was hoping for some wacky pet competitions.

But the real story is 🐢 X 🐩. Also Apple Bloom somehow screwing up with Winona.

Season 9 premiering April 6, which is sooner than I expected. Are we really going to get the EQG cruise special before this?

There's also a new trailer, but it's HUGE spoilers. Big enough that I'll hide the embed.
Oh damn, good thing I made that bingo card before watching the trailer. I can already mark stuff off, including Celestia leaving for her home planet.
 
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There was also an article hyping up the new season. Here's a short summary of it:
> Weird Al and Patton are back, although I think we already knew that.
> Opener is going to be a supervillain teamup from the sounds of it. Much better then just being solo Sombra like the previews were showing.
> 200th episode is a Twilight Shining episode where they put "their wits against each other to settle a long-standing sibling rivalry score."

Article: Link

As well as some screenshots:



Full list of screenshots: Link

Brief thoughts:

Twilight taking over for Celestia and Luna is expected, surprising seeing Discord seem actually supportive of her, although that might just be out of context. Glad there seems to be more of the Students, but Starlight is still MIA which is still frustrating. Their choice for the 200 episode is weird, they must have some crazy ideas for it. This got me a lot more excited then the other stuff we've seen so far.
 
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The article mentions that the Equestria Girls special Spring Breakdown is airing March 30.

Unrelated
I wonder if Sombra really is the only villain in the season premiere, with the others only acting against the ponies in the finale. I feel like we see too much of him and his mind control underlings for there to be much room for other villains to show up and get defeated. I think we'll see them team up, but they'll only send Sombra to attack while they work in the background. And the heroes will be like, "Well, that's the end of that" while we the audience know better. The biggest thing for me is that we only see the heroes use a rainbow laser on Sombra, and it would be weird for that to happen multiple times in an episode.

The 200th episode isn't what I expected at all. I assume it will be super wacky.

I was a bit worried they'd do all the "this is the final season" stuff in the finale, but thankfully it does look like it'll be integrated through the entire thing. Beyond Celestia retiring, we also still have focus on the Student Six and at least Starswirl.

With Twilight in charge of the country now, that probably means they'll gloss over things like her free time even harder than season 8. I hope they do actually address it, though.
 
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Koobikitsune / Justin Blum has passed away
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Community Figure, Koobikitsune, Passes Away
While the news of season 9 has been spreading across the fandom a bit of sad news has also hit certain sections of the pony fandom hard this week. Koobikitsune (CobaltTheUnicorn), whose characters, such as Dopple and Cobalt (whom you might have seen in various comics on EqD), has passed away.

Unfortunately Koobi had not been feeling well during the past few months and was suddenly admitted to the hospital within the past two weeks due to liver and kidney failure that came on suddenly and unexpectedly, something he was unable to recover from.

I admit that I never knew Koobi (save for his characters), but hearing how he touched the lives of so many of our community members from behind the scenes I couldn't let such a noble soul pass on without some sort of tribute to all they have done.

A memorial service for Koobi will be held on March 22. If you wish to pay your respects to the family you can contact Pony-Berserker either on Twitter or Deviant Art to learn more about attending the memorial service or at least wishing the family your best.

Rest in peace, Koobi. From what I've heard from your friends it sounded like you were a person I really would have liked to have met.
See link for memorial messages.

In Memoriam: Justin Blum by Pony-Berserker on DeviantArt
 
3-8-19 Mission Marvel stream; RP 309 - The Shattered Realm 8 - I'm a Car Too Now
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On Friday, we watched the following.
1. Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel
2. Haruhi - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya V
3. Haruhi - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya VI

SMH, I went out of my way to show an American cartoon and Sylvee missed it. The Phineas and Ferb episode had much better action animation than I expected, and it had a lot of good jokes, particularly on the villain side.

For Haruhi, we watched what would be considered the season finale if you followed broadcast order. We'll watch a bit of season 2 after this, but we'll go back to season 1 in the end for "Live Alive" and "Someday in the Rain", before we watch the movie. I don't know about the others, but I think Haruhi's expodumps are surprisingly enthralling, especially with the music. The final episode's closed space did a great job making it feel like shit was going down. Unfortunately, I think one problem with the show that often goes unacknowledged is that Kyon is a creep and the show never calls that out. Also, the bits of Mikuru we see when she isn't cowering to Haruhi show that she could be a really fun and interesting character, but we just don't see it much.

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So including today, we only have three RP sessions left before the EQG special airs. At that point, we'll take a break until the season takes a break.
RP 309 - The Shattered Realm 8 - I'm a Car Too Now
Cappy - Trixie

Trixie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Maud are all sucked into the third (of five) portal, finding themselves in the Dragon Lands of the year 3139, which is 18 years after their last visit to the future. The mysterious figure from the first Shattered Realm session reveals he was responsible for all of them being there. He complains that their "generation" is coming to an end anyway, so there's no point in stopping him from wreaking havoc and letting things fall into the Shattered Realm. He summons some Applejack Farm Trucks, complete with Twilight cut out, to attack them and leaves to awaken the Ur-Dragon.

They get the trucks to fall into the lava and then an adult Smolder appears. They talk, and Smolder explains that the Ur-Dragon is the mythical first dragon, and the largest that ever existed. A pair of caves were uncovered about a hundred years beforehand that are considered the Nostrils of the Ur-Dragon. Smolder takes the ponies to School of Friendship Dragon Lands, close to the caves.

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A new GIF editor has been making a name for themselves, lolledits. They're approaching superedit in quality. Examples below.
1.Big Apple from Apple Bloom
2.Twilight in the wind
3.Twilight autograph
4.Twilight flap blep
5.Trixie making a Twilight ballerina





And other art
1.Gunlight Sparkle by jargon scott - Twilight
2.Mane Six by kalthedestroyer
3.Sunset, Starlight, and Trixie by kalthedestroyer
4.Twilight eating by kalthedestroyer
5.Cute little... bunny? by Scheadar on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Scorbunny (Pokemon)





1.I Choose You! by kprovido on DeviantArt - Human Fluttershy and Scorbunny
2.Fluttershy by Glazirka on DeviantArt
3.Fluttershy by MakiErlendson on DeviantArt - EQG
4.Spike and Smolder hug by dawnfire
5.Twilight by kuroorcas





1.Final Fantasy Anthro Fluttershy by skirtzzz
2.Final Fantasy Anthro Twilight by skirtzzz
3.Cadance getting chocolate and flowers by omny87
4.Gabby and Gilda driffon puns by omny87
5.Princess Luna Rainbow Wings - Mlp (Vector) by SugaryIceCreamMlp on DeviantArt





1.rAiNbOw ThAtS nOt FuNnY by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Twilight and Rainbow
2.The Young Six by Sintakhra on DeviantArt - Student Six
3.Fluttershy by MinamiKoboyasy on DeviantArt
4.I'm a pony?! by WubcakeVA on DeviantArt - Pony SciTwi
5.Sunset Shipper by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Also EQG Applejack and Rarity





1.Smooch by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - EQG Rarity X Applejack
2.little shy by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Young EQG Fluttershy and Discord
3.Baloooons!! by Leafywind on DeviantArt - Rainbow
4.Twins at the Beach [Req] by LifesHarbinger on DeviantArt - SciTwi and EQG Pony Twilight
5.RainbowDash by tyuubatu on DeviantArt - Kotobukiya





1.Pinkie tells Twilight about a body 1 by shoutingisfun
2.Pinkie tells Twilight about a body 2 by shoutingisfun - Also Rarity
3.MLP:YL - Tall Bird, Short Bird by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Silverstream and Gallus
4.Elegance by Margony on DeviantArt - Rarity
5.rainy day by Nana-Yuka on DeviantArt - Twilight





1.Limestone Pie And Pinkie Pie 'Dont Make Me Angry' by xbi on DeviantArt
2.My Little Pony and Hazbin Hotel (Crossover) by YugoVostok on DeviantArt - Mane Six
3.Rarity by riukime on DeviantArt
4.Commission161 by AiriniBlock on DeviantArt - Flitter
5.Halcyon Day by Robsa990 on DeviantArt - Twilight
6.Ocellus by mirroredsea on DeviantArt






I did mix in some comics earlier out of laziness, but this one is longer.
Late night studying by JackieBloom on DeviantArt - Rarity X Twilight, with their OC daughter

Nice remix

That part where Fluttershy is sitting (used three times) is weird, but otherwise a fun video
 
3-10-19 Return of Tambelon stream
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Sunday stream followup, people weren't actually available for most of it, so I ended up watching the G1 episode "The Return of Tambelon" by myself.
1. MLP G1 - The Return of Tambelon (4 parts, so less than one hour)
2. Kaleido Star - 12
3. Kaleido Star - 13

Grogar was less impressive than I expected, given how some G1 fans hyped him as a Darkseid like character. Even in terms of size, he's only as tall at the shoulder as a 10 or so year old boy, which, yes, is big for a goat, but he's no Tirek. There was a funny moment where the ponies surround him, and then he goes, "No, you're surrounded" and starts charging at them and they all run away (except for Spike, as seen in a GIF I posted above), so he is willing to do the dirty work himself. He also has underlings that are basically moblins, though they turn on him. Oddly, G1 is much heavier on having the villain's underlings turn out to be good and that being the key to defeating them, than G4 is, despite being the show about Friendship. Though the betrayal part doesn't end up helping, because he starts firing energy blasts everywhere and the moblins can't do anything. He's defeated because he left the bell that's the key to his defeat just laying around and Meghan rings it.

I will say I like the idea the story starts out with, where unicorns that teleport find themselves in the lost city of Tambelon instead of their destination, because the city is stuck between dimensions. They don't do much with the dimensional aspect, though.

The idea of Tambelon was already used by the Crystal Empire and Sombra, so I don't expect Grogar's G4 appearance to take much from here, like how Tirek didn't really take much from his G1 appearance.

As for the rest of the stream, people weren't able to make it for the Tangled episodes, so at this point I'm giving up staying up to date in the stream and I'll just show one episode a week.

People did assemble for the Kaleido Star episodes at the end. There were some streaming complications, and the solutions might make it more difficult for some people. Anyway, the episodes involved Sora and Layla having to work together for a pirate-themed performance, and it was pretty good, featuring REAL SWORD FIGHTS on high wires and elegant door opening.

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A little tease for #mlp’s 200th episode. If episode 100 was a love letter to the fans, 200 is a thank you to the 5 voice actresses who brought us this far. More closer to the air date!

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Hmm, I wonder what this could mean. Instead of fan in-jokes, a bunch of voice actor in-jokes?
 
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god dammit, i saw that hazbin hotel crossover and could not stop myself. i also could choose between twilight and fluttershy, so now i have them both(fluttershy is my discord ava now).

Actually came here on the off chance there was any DC super hero girls crossover stuff, guess not much yet, but I'm sure that will change in time.
 
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Comic - Nightmare Knights #5 (FINAL)
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Nightmare Knights #5 (FINAL)
Well, it ended. It's not a bad ending, but it's largely unremarkable. Daybreaker betrays Eris and frees everyone, so they fight Eris. It isn't enough, but it turns out Capper never really joined Eris and had swiped the orb with Luna's magic. With Luna's magic restored, they overpower Eris. The only real twist is that Daybreaker never reverts back to Celestia and promptly kicks everyone out of the dimension she now rules. Luna seems surprisingly OK with this, but she also decides to never tell her Celestia she did any of this.


Art remains as good as it had been throughout the series.


Characterwise, only Capper really had a chance to shine, with his sleight of hand saving the day. Eris actually demonstrated some chaos magic for once, though she's pretty boring compared to Discord and Cosmos (from the newest main series issue), and we got a view of her personality beyond "villain" when she was curious about Capper's tricks.


I wish this series decided to end in a different way than "everyone comes together to fight the villain". As is, it's a pretty generic ending that doesn't make good use of the characters.

Silver Quill's review suggests a final confrontation where the orb with Luna's powers bounces from villain to villain, which would have been a lot of fun. I hadn't noticed or didn't remember that Capper swiped the fake orb back in issue #3.

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A bit of art.

1.Apple Family Portrait | Commission by Scarlet-Spectrum on DeviantArt
2.Cadence by CanisRettMajoris on DeviantArt - Cadance
3.A happy princess by CanisRettMajoris on DeviantArt - Twilight X Tempest
4.Pear Maid by Ardail on DeviantArt - Pear Butter / Buttercup
5.Starlight and Trixie in hoodies and socks by ardail





1.Twilight Sparkle 3 11 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt
2.:COMM: Flutters Referee by LupiArts on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
3.Comm: Princess Twily by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Twilight
4.【my_little_pony】"Fluttershy and Sunset Shimmer" / Illustration by "Rockset" [pixiv]
5.Outlaw by Kaleido-Art on DeviantArt - Applejack




 
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Stream announcements

On Friday, there weren't any other suggestions, so we're watching Phineas and Ferb again.
1. Phineas and Ferb - Flop Starz (15 minutes)
2. Phineas and Ferb - Tree to Get Ready (15 minutes)
3. Phineas and Ferb - Rollercoaster: the Musical (30 minutes)
4. Haruhi - Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody
5. Haruhi - Endless Eight part 1

Not 100% on splitting Endless Eight, but I think it's better to just stick to two episodes a week.

On Sunday, with spring coming up, it's finally time to watch "Winter Wrap Up", which we somehow never streamed before.


1. MLP:FiM - Winter Wrap Up
2. Tangled - Peril on the High Seas
3. DuckTales - Whatever Happened to Della Duck?!
4. FILLY FUNTASIA - EPISODE 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. Super Gals - episode 31
6. Super Gals - episode 32

Some art.
1.Pinkie explaining pi by dstears
2.Pi Day by Puetsua on DeviantArt - Maud
3.Sky by Meruprince on DeviantArt - Rainbow and Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon
4.Forest Stripes by AssasinMonkey on DeviantArt - Zecora
5.Pony Adagio hugging dolls of Sonata and Aria as sirens by raika0306





1.Lunar Mare by yuki-zakuro on DeviantArt - Luna
2.One word.... by Skitsniga on DeviantArt - Tempest
3.[COM] Sunshine Sunshine by styroponyworks on DeviantArt - Small Twilight on top of Chrysalis as Cadance, a reference to this video
4.Commission for Wanderer_D by LateCustomer on DeviantArt - Twilight, Daring Do, and Gabby
5.The Moon And The Night by Fluttersheeeee on DeviantArt - Luna





1.Pinkie by akainu_pony
2.Trixie dressed as Trucy Wright from Ace Attorney by dstears
3.Operation - Fried Fish - (Colored) by ZidaneMina on DeviantArt - Bunch of main characters in Saint Seiya outfits, also an OC
4.Unicorn Squad Headcanons by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Sunburst, Sunset, Starlight, and Trixie
5.Egad! by WubcakeVA on DeviantArt - Wallflower Blush




 
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Another EQG short, though it’s the one that was uploaded on the Discovery Family Go app.

Honestly, the only thing particularly funny in that was everyone rushing to get into the principal's office and getting stuck in the door. The rest of the short was just stuff happening.

If people wanted to put the EQG shorts in chronological order, this would be after "Last Day of School" and every short that takes place during summer break, I suppose.

Also Sunset takes baking class.
 
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I haven't watched this yet, but it's getting positive reactions.

EDIT: Watched that Sunset video. That, "You're a hypocrite, you don't even have friends!" moment was good. The art was great. The characters moved in a stiff way, but fan animation and all. It's based on the Sunset comic that came out in 2013, to explain things like Moondancer... though this animation used her FiM design while the comic used one based on a previous generation.
 
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