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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. EQG - Holidays Unwrapped
2. Tangled - 305 - The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne
3. Tangled - 306 - No Time Like the Past
4. Shiki - 5
5. Shiki 6

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As expected, "I'll Fly" is the frontrunner of Round 1 Match 9.

Round 1 Match 10
A. Welcome to the Show

B. Friends Are Always There For You

C. Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle

D. CHS Rally Song

E. The Ballad of the Crystal Empire

Welcome to the Show was a candidate for a bye, since not only is it a very well regarded song (look at that view count!) but it's also pretty unusual among Pony songs for its structure. I'll be surprised if it doesn't win this one.

That said, the other songs aren't bad.
 

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Tough list this time, the only one I'm not a huge fan of is "Behold Princess Twilight Sparkle". "Welcome to the Show" is gonna be tough to beat, if only because it's about three or four songs in one.

  1. Ballad of the Crystal Empire - This is such a classic FiM song. Mandolin-heavy, beautiful ensemble vocals, fantastic melody.
  2. CHS Rally Song - One of my favourite tracks from the EQG sub-franchise. Great combo of Dash attitude and marching band pomp.
  3. Welcome to the Show - Even if this one doesn't have as much of a personal connection for me, I absolutely respect how complex and variable it is. There isn't really a weak link in the whole thing.
  4. Friends are Always there for You - A little bit of a generic Ingram season-closer, but still has all the things I love in a FiM song. Makes a nice coda to the first Starlight arc too.
  5. Behold Princess Twilight Sparkle - Absolutely nothing wrong with this one, it just isn't terribly replayable.
 
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So there's been another big leak, this time including bloopers. Here are ones I've seen linked on another Discord I go to; I'm not going to delve into 4chan to find others.

"The Ending of the End" blooper where Tabitha as Rarity says "fuck me hard" (around 1 minute in)
Rarity saying "fuck me hard" by itself
Trixie saying "fuck"
Trixie saying "bitch"
Tabitha as Luna saying "motherfucker"

Tabitha being given directions for one of Luna's lines from "The Ending of the End", this one's cute rather than crude
William Shatner singing some of "You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song"

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This thread kept track of character appearances. Here's the number of episodes for each character:
Twilight Sparkle: 181
Applejack: 164
Rainbow Dash: 160
Pinkie Pie: 156
Rarity: 149
Fluttershy: 145
Spike: 139
Apple Bloom: 63
Princess Celestia: 52 (in the first episode she only speaks via off-screen narration)
Scootaloo: 50
Sweetie Belle: 50
Starlight Gimmer: 43
Princess Luna: 29
Discord: 23 (24 if you count Grogar's appearance in "Frenemies")
Zecora: 17
Trixie: 14
Derpy Hooves/Muffins: 3
And this thread has writer stats

Some stats here, more commentary in the thread.

The following have written or co-written 10 or more episodes (I'm only counting episodes where they have "written by" credit for this purpose):

Josh Haber (26 episodes)
Meghan McCarthy (18 episodes)
M.A. Larson (17 episodes)
Amy Keating Rogers (17 episodes)
Michael Vogel (14 episodes)
Dave Polsky (13 episodes)
Nicole Dubuc (12 episodes)
Cindy Morrow (11 episodes)
Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco (11 episodes)
Nick Confalone (10 episodes)
There has also been numerous writers who only did one episode:

Betsy McGowen ("Power Ponies", with Meghan McCarthy and Charlotte Fullerton)
Gregory Bonsignore ("Sounds of Silence")
F.M. De Marco ("28 Pranks Later")
Jennifer Skelly ("Buckball Season")
Barry Safchik & Michael Platt ("Campfire Tales")
Becky Wangberg ("Hard to Say Anything")
Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim ("A Horse Shoe-In")
Gail Simone ("Between Dark and Dawn")
This is a list of writers who worked on season 1, and what subsequent seasons they were writers on:

Lauren Faust (season 1 only)
Amy Keating Rogers (seasons 1-2, 4-5)
Cindy Morrow (seasons 1-3, 5)
Chris Savino (season 1 only)
Meghan McCarthy (seasons 1-4)
Charlotte Fullerton (seasons 1-2, 4)
M.A. Larson (seasons 1-3, 5, 7)
Dave Polsky (seasons 1, 3-6)
Speaking of story editors, the show went through several:

Rob Renzetti (seasons 1 and 2)
Meghan McCarthy (seasons 3, 4, and 16 episodes of 5, rotating with M.A. Larson)
M.A. Larson (10 episodes of season 5, rotating with Meghan McCarthy)
Josh Haber (seasons 6, nine episodes of 7, and all of 8 and 9. He shared duties with Lewis & Songco in five episodes of 7 and Nicole Dubuc in 8 and first half of 9)
Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco (most of season 7, some of which they shared duties with Josh Haber)
Nicole Dubuc (seasons 8 and the first half of 9, sharing duties with Josh Haber)

Interestingly Rob Renzetti never scripted an episode himself, although he was heavily involved in the writing process for the first two seasons.
I know few people brought it up, so here's a gender breakdown for the writers by the season (again, only counting "written by" credits for this).

Season 1
19 episodes by women (Faust, Keating Rogers, Morrow, McCarthy, Fullerton)
7 episodes by men (Savino, Polsky, Larson)

Season 2
19 episodes by women (McCarthy, Morrow, Keating Rogers, Fullerton, Williams)
7 episodes episodes by men (Larson)

Season 3
8 episodes by women (McCarthy, Morrow, Powell, Williams)
5 episodes by men (Larson, Polsky)

Season 4
14 episodes by women (McCarthy, Fullerton, McGowen, Williams, Levinger, Keating Rogers, Benvenuti)
12 episodes by men (Haber, Polsky, Valentine, Sonneborn)

Season 5
12 episodes by women (Lewis, Songco, Morrow, Levinger, Keating Rogers, Benvenuti, Berrow)
14 episodes by men (Sonneborn, Larson, Haber, Polsky, Dusedau, Confalone)

Season 6
3 episodes by women (Lewis, Songco, Skelly)
23 episodes by men (Haber, Fox Brothers, Polsky, Confalone, Rapp, Vogel, Valentine, De Marco, Burke, Wyatt)

Season 7
12 episodes written by women (Lewis, Songco, Crowley, Wetta, Berrow, Wangberg, Jo Flores, Dubuc)
12 episodes written by men (Confalone, Fox Brothers, Hamilton, Lappin, Larson, Safchik, Platt, Haber)
2 episodes written by mixed group ("Shadow Play" two-parter by Haber and Dubuc)

Season 8
6 episodes written by women (Dubuc, Berrow, Beyer-Johnson)
18 episodes written by men (Vogel, Confalone, Hamilton, Hohlfeld, Mpambara, Rapp, Haber, Confalone, Wyatt, Burke, Fox Brothers, Bonsignore)
2 episodes written by mixed group ("School Daze" two-parter by Vogel and Dubuc)

Season 9
11 episodes written by women (Lewis, Songco, Dubuc, Berrow, Beyer-Johnson, Simone, Jo Flores, Shepherd-Oppenheim)
14 episodes written by men (Haber, Hohfield, Vogel, Rapp, Fox Brothers, Mpambara, Confalone, Valentine)
1 episode written by mixed group ("Sparkle's Seven" by Haber and Dubuc)

So in the first few seasons, majority of the episodes were being written by women, but starting around season 4 more and more men joined the writing staff.

This went to head in season 6, where a whopping 23 episodes were written by men, with only 3 written by women. Season 8 had 20 by at least one male writer, with 8 featuring female writers.

Season 7 was more balanced, with equal number being written by men and women. Season 9 is sorta balanced, although slight majority were written by at least one male writer.
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Following the success of the previous sales at conventions, PixelKitties sold Rarity Bath Water in addition to Twilight (which may or may not actually be scented candles).

Some official fan art
EQG holiday art by Bevin Brand









1.Two EQG holiday pairs by Bevin Brand
2.Cozy Glow sketch by Tori Grant for Pony Ciderfest



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That was a good short horror story. With the red dots, I figured this would turn out to be Sweetie just worrying about normal puberty stuff, but no, looks like there's an actual monster.
 
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Stream followup.
*.MLP:FiM | Music | You Got to Share, You Got to Care | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Fluttershy - So Many Wonders | HD - YouTube
1. EQG - Holidays Unwrapped
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Pinkie's Singing Telegram | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | At The Gala | HD - YouTube
2. Tangled - 305 - The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne
*.MLP:FiM | Music | I'm at the Grand Galloping Gala | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Pony Pokey | HD - YouTube
3. Tangled - 306 - No Time Like the Past
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Find A Pet | HD - YouTube
4. Shiki - 5
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know) | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | The Heart Carol (A Circle of Friends) | HD - YouTube
5. Shiki - 6

"Holidays Unwrapped" was received well enough, but it certainly doesn't feel like an ending. So, despite it being the last big G4 thing that we know of, I didn't really feel a need to make a big deal out of it during the stream.

The Tangled episodes were fun but also had some weird things about them, particularly the second episode, which causes all kinds of headaches if you think about it.

Shiki had an especially slow set of episodes, so the fact that everyone besides me was new to it didn't really give them a good impression. I'll keep the show on the stream for now regardless.

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Round 1 Match 10 of course has "Welcome to the Show" in the lead, but "The Ballad of the Crystal Empire" has managed to get a few votes, putting it in second place. "Friends Are Always There For You" has received one vote.

Round 1 Match 11
A. Becoming Popular

B. Theme Song

C. Rainbow Roadtrip (Opening)

D. Rainbow

E. Time to Come Together

Funny that the song from a major pop singer is very unlikely to win this group.

"Becoming Popular" is the favorite, but I have a soft spot for "Rainbow Roadtrip".

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Nice remix

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Bevin Brand posted her personal concept art for post-graduation EQG characters, and a nice exploration of post-graduation RariJack.


And here's the text of the post.
So, up front I feel I need to say that none of the doodles, sketches, and ideas I’m posting now were ever part of or considered for the actual series so far as I know. They were just “what ifs” I did for my own amusement.

Top picture: some doodles of what I imagined some of the cast might look post high school/in their early 20s. Was going to do a full series but didn’t end up getting to finish.

Bottom picture: Trying to brainstorm ideas for what everyone might end up doing after graduation. Had plenty of thoughts but only ended up doodling out any for Rarity and AJ. One of the ideas I wanted to play with the most was in exploring options that weren’t explored in the FiM story– if this is a multiverse, by extension it supposes that there are no wrongs paths in life, only different ones. Since the characters in EQG are different people than their pony counterparts, this seemed only natural to explore further in the goals they might have in life, or in the paths they end up taking instead of the ones they might have originally thought.

Since AJ are Rarity were considered a couple by our team, coming up with a scenario where they would stay together after high school while still pursuing their own ambitions was quite a challenge. The thought here was that (with a foot in the door from Vignette) Rarity could get an apprenticeship with a world-renowned fashion designer in whatever this universe’s version of Paris would be. Despite not having much interest in going abroad, much less living there, AJ decides to go with her and they stay in a small apartment together that they worked together on fixing up and making as cozy and homey as possible. Rarity flourishes but works long hours; AJ doesn’t like it and feels lonely and cut off from everything she knows. One day at a cafe, she tastes an apple pastry she’s never had before and it sparks something in her. She ends up enrolling in a pastry school to pass the time and sparking a rivalry with one of her snooty classmates spurs her into working incredibly hard and becoming one of the top students in the class. Finding that she has more of a knack for “fancy-pants” pastries than she realized, she starts to find more of a place for herself and a sense of purpose there. She brings home croissants, Rarity brings home take-out, they eat together and talk about their day, and doze off on the couch watching TV. So life in Paris turned out to not be so bad after all, even though it’s not something she ever planned on.
I think this is a really interesting concept for post-graduation RariJack. I can't think of many fanfic writers that go with the idea of one pair moving far away from everyone else.
 
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Selected outtakes from the leaks.


A lot of it focuses on the swearing, of course, but there are also some nice candid moments. But yes, also Andrea Libman saying, "Shit," in Fluttershy's voice.

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Round 1 Match 11 has "Becoming Popular" way in the lead, with only the theme song getting a pity vote.

Round 1 Match 12
A. Music in the Treetops & Find the Music in You

B. Seeds of the Past

C. Apples to the Core

D. Legend of Everfree (Opening)

E. Sisterhood
 

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Just wanted to pop in express my annoyance at how Celestia and Luna consistently get off-screened to prop the main crew up. They don't even bother to explain how they were incapacitated either and expect you to just roll with it. Sure, they don't have the EOH anymore but one would think that millenia old Alicorns would be able to hold their own.
 
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Damn, those Shatner outtakes are weird.

Just wanted to pop in express my annoyance at how Celestia and Luna consistently get off-screened to prop the main crew up. They don't even bother to explain how they were incapacitated either and expect you to just roll with it. Sure, they don't have the EOH anymore but one would think that millenia old Alicorns would be able to hold their own.
At the season 6 finale, I assume?
 

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Damn, those Shatner outtakes are weird.


At the season 6 finale, I assume?
Yea. There are also other occasions like when
The princesses passed their powers to Twilight to prevent Tirek from obtaining them. Twilight has shown that with their combined powers, she was able to go toe to toe with him on so why didn't they all band together to take him down or at least pass their powers to celestia/luna since they have past experience in fighting wars? I realize I'm being rather critical but I get pretty annoyed whenever strong individuals are neutered to make way for the protagonist to shine.
 
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Yea. There are also other occasions like when
The princesses passed their powers to Twilight to prevent Tirek from obtaining them. Twilight has shown that with their combined powers, she was able to go toe to toe with him on so why didn't they all band together to take him down or at least pass their powers to celestia/luna since they have past experience in fighting wars? I realize I'm being rather critical but I get pretty annoyed whenever strong individuals are neutered to make way for the protagonist to shine.
They do start lampshading this later, but yeah, don't expect Celestia and Luna to do more than like put up a barrier against an actual threat.

By the way, since you're six seasons in, any other thoughts? Particularly regarding things that were controversial at the time: Shining Armor and Cadance being introduced, Discord turning good, Twilight becoming a princess, Twilight's house getting wrecked, Starlight Glimmer turning good, etc.

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This was a sweet and interesting story. Rarity integrating fabric and scents into her book is a great concept, and you did a good job describing them. I admit it was a bit odd that apparently all of Twilight's friends, including Spike, have passed on except Rarity, with no explanation that I could see.

(Author responded to clarify they aren't dead)

I posted about this one before, but it's complete now.

This was fantastic! Great job; this went way beyond my expectations of a fun RariTwi dream fluff, which I was already enjoying.
I don't know why, but the Equestria Girls world just seems more suited to "emotional problems lead to world-ending catastrophes" stories than pony land.
The way Midnight Sparkle is handled here reminds me a lot of the video game Celeste, with "Badeline".
That was a great exploration of Rarity and Twilight's mental issues, and as mentioned, good job making sure they weren't all tied up by the end, and that that's OK. Nice way to incorporate Nightmare Moon at the end there.

(Author responded to confirm that Celeste was an inspiration)

I really enjoyed this one. Out of the RariTwi Bomb fics, this is now the only story I favorited other than Monochromatic's In Everything But Name.
 

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They do start lampshading this later, but yeah, don't expect Celestia and Luna to do more than like put up a barrier against an actual threat.

By the way, since you're six seasons in, any other thoughts? Particularly regarding things that were controversial at the time: Shining Armor and Cadance being introduced, Discord turning good, Twilight becoming a princess, Twilight's house getting wrecked, Starlight Glimmer turning good, etc.
I don't really mind Shining Armor and Cadance as characters but I do feel like that they were last minute additions considering how we've never heard of them up until their introduction.

Discord turning good definitely feels out of character for someone who is supposedly the lord of chaos.

Twilight becoming a princess is a head scratcher for me as it didn't really change much in the grand scheme of things. She does a bit of royal PR and can fly but that's about it. It seems to me like the writers didn't really plan ahead or maybe it was due to corporate shenanigans at Hasbro to sell toys.

Twilight's house getting wrecked is another plot point that seemingly lacked purpose beyond introducing the magic table. They could easily make a million other reasons for the gang to visit the places designated by the table.

As for Starlight Glimmer turning good, I'm not against the notion of redeeming a villain but I do think that the better turning point would have been when twilight dragged her into the future instead of their conversation after that. Like Discord, I do think they let them off a bit too easily despite their past transgressions.

Overall, I wouldn't say that I was particularly upset at any of the above plot points but I do think some of them were unnecessary or could have been executed better.
 
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Oh right, cheesekao , you should watch the theatrical Movie between the end of season 7 and the start of season 8. They reference it pretty heavily in season 8 (though no character introduced in it appears).

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Round 1 Match 12 has "Apples to the Core" in the lead, with "Music in the Treetops / Find the Music In You" being the only other one to get votes. However, there are fewer voters than previous polls; I suppose a lot of people were just indecisive.

Round 1 Match 13
A. I'm the Friend You Need

B. Celestia's Ballad

C. Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

D. Right There In Front of Me

E. Giggle at the Ghosties

This should be another tough one.
 
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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. The Good Place - 1
2. The Good Place - 2
3. X-Files - 309 - Nisei

The Good Place is a, let's say, comedy that tells the story of Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman who dies and finds herself in "the good place" where she's free to spend her afterlife in comfort. The problem is, there was a mix-up: another woman named Eleanor Shellstrop was supposed to go to the good place, and she was supposed to go to the bad place. Now, she has to figure out how not to expose herself to the administrators of the good place. And things only get more complicated from there.

The beginning of The Good Place isn't the strongest, but it has a lot of important set up for later events, and things move forward quickly.

I said before that I was going to avoid the lore episodes of The X-Files, but I think we should get the good two-parters out of the way. That being this, the one where Mulder boards a train and then X gets in a shootout and then the train blows up; and the two-parter that introduces the Black Oil.

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So Round 1 Match 13 ended up... not how I expected. "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" is the frontrunner.

Round 1 Match 14
A. The Midnight in Me

B. So Much More to Me

C. The Heart Carol

D. The Vote

E. I'm on a Yacht

I expected this to be a layup for "So Much More to Me", but so far, we have votes for A, D, and E. Yes, "I'm on a Yacht" got a vote.

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I... really didn't have anything to say about this. It's alright.


This was a good story, succeeding in not just the comedy, but also presenting an interesting relationship problem and even a fun adventure. Everything just comes together really well.
 
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Forgot to rank a bunch of songs as they came, so here they all are in one hit:

1. The Vote
2. The Midnight in Me
3. So Much More to Me
4. The Heart Carol
5. I'm on a Yacht

1. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
2. Celestia's Ballad
3. Giggle at the Ghosties
4. I'm the Friend You Need
5. Right There in Front of Me

1. Apples to the Core
2. The Seeds of the Past
3. The Legend of Everfree
4. Music in the Treetops & Find the Music in You
5. Sisterhood

1. Becoming Popular
2. Time to Come Together
3. Friendship is Magic Theme
4. Rainbow Roadtrip
5. Rainbow
 
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These toys are pretty nice looking



But you have to paint these yourself.

And the YouTube video I posted earlier was taken down, so here are some animations and edits using the FiM bloopers.


 
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Is there any particular reason why the movie character designs are so different compared to the TV show?
To make them look better on the big screen, is the long and short of it. Details like Twilight's horn just poking through her hair instead of her hair going around her horn would be way more obvious on a theater screen, along with their lack of shading.
 

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To make them look better on the big screen, is the long and short of it. Details like Twilight's horn just poking through her hair instead of her hair going around her horn would be way more obvious on a theater screen, along with their lack of shading.
I understand some of the changes but the characters look more...round and dimensional? It's not really a complaint though as it's neat seeing the show in a different light. Movie is alright though Discord is suspiciously missing.
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following
1. The Good Place - 1
2. The Good Place - 2

Only one other person was in the stream, and he couldn't stick around. He liked The Good Place, but this does make continuing to stream the show next week a bit more awkward. I suppose jumping in at the third episode should be fine. Anyway, it was hard not to point out stuff that happens later, especially with some pretty big instances of foreshadowing.

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Round 1 Match 14 is pretty even. "The Midnight in Me" and "The Vote" are tied as frontrunners.

Round 1 Match 15
A. This Strange World

B. School of Friendship

C. So Many Wonders

D. We've Come So Far

E. The Super Duper Party Pony

It's hard to say how this will go. The normal frontrunners would be "So Many Wonders" and "The Super Duper Party Pony", but we may get an upset from an EQG song. I don't think "School of Friendship" is getting any votes.

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Pretty cool animated ponified version of a Devil May Cry trailer. Note that this was originally posted on a Chinese site before the US finale airing.
 
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Round 1 Match 15 turned out to be a blowout for "The Super Duper Party Pony", with nothing else getting votes.

Round 1 Match 16
A. Art of the Dress

B. Let it Rain

C. Rise Up (The Finals Countdown)

D. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick
Bonus to give this more of a chance against songs with visuals

E. Lotta Little Things

So I realized I made a miscalculation. My plan was that with 35 matches in Round 1, the losers go into the loser bracket. In addition to the 35 second place songs, I'll have five more slots to account for ties and such. So, 40 songs.
The loser bracket will then be eight matches with 5 songs, meaning 8 winners.
The 35 Round 1 winners, the 5 byes, and the 8 winners of the losers go into Round 2. 48 songs, in matches of 4 songs. This means 12 winners
A second loser's bracket will add 4 songs back in for 16 songs in Round 3, 1v1. Then, we proceed with 1v1 matches.

However, we actually have 36 matches. 36 winners + 5 byes = 41. Then we have at least 36 losers. I couldn't figure out a good way to handle the losers bracket from there without either making each match too large or having too many matches. So instead, I'm pulling out five weaker songs:
Saved by My Friends
I'm at the Grand Galloping Gala
Foal House
Last Year I Got Coal For Christmas
Bad Counter Spell

Two of the YouTube sitcom theme song parodies (we already voted on one), the one Pinkie ditty from season one that no one bothered to remix, the one holiday album song I was specifically asked to leave out, and that moment in Rainbow Rocks where Twilight sings badly.

I have thus rearranged the groups again, for Match 17 on.

EDIT:


"A beautiful heart" intensifies.
 
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Looks like we're getting G4.5 toys after all.



Twi-cat



Not Sweetie Belle. If this gets a story tie-in, I assume this is the villain.

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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.


1. FiM - 406 - Power Ponies
2. FiM - 415 - Twilight Time
3. Tangled - 307 - Beginnings
4. Tangled - 308 - The King and Queen of Hearts
5. Shiki - 7
6. Shiki - 8

I suppose I'll keep showing FiM episodes at the start.

There are only four Tangled episodes left that have aired, so that will be replaced by something else.

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Round 1 Match 16 was another blowout, with "Art of the Dress" as the frontrunner. Both "Let It Rain" and "Lotta Little Things" got one vote each.

Round 1 Match 17
A. Legend You Are Meant to Be

B. Deck the Halls

C. Fit Right In

D. A Changeling Can Change

E. All Good

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Big old finale art dump... this is all stuff from about a month ago, so still a lot more to go.
1.Rainbow Dash by DimFann on DeviantArt
2.Cheesepie Family by BellBell123 on DeviantArt
3.Future SoarinDash by BellBell123 on DeviantArt
4.Ricardo Spike by M3G4-P0N1 on DeviantArt
5.Generations of Apples by AssasinMonkey on DeviantArt





1.Teacher CMC by sibashen
2.Older RariTwi by lilfunkman for the fanfic In Everything But Name
3.Friendship is (still) magic by KinGKerO on DeviantArt
4..:Friendship is Forever:. by KarsiTheDog on DeviantArt
5.The End. by LennonBlack on DeviantArt - Older Spike X Rarity





1.Thank you from Twilight by fluff-kevlar
2.A Better Way to be Bad (Pic of the week MLPS9E24) by JonFawkes on DeviantArt
3.Revenge Best Served Cold(Pic of the week MLPS9E24) by JonFawkes on DeviantArt
4.Ever After (Pic of the week MLPS9E25) by JonFawkes on DeviantArt
5.Where the Magic Lives (Pic of the week MLPS9E26) by JonFawkes on DeviantArt





1.Bravery (Pic of the week MLPS9E25) by JonFawkes on DeviantArt
2.Stone Cozy Glow by smudge proof
3.Luster Dawn by dawnfire
4.Fluttershy Finale Sketch by AntiMationYT on DeviantArt
5.Everything we need is all right here... by VampireSelene13 on DeviantArt





1.Princess Twilight Sparkle by Orin331 on DeviantArt
2.Remembering that day. by LiveHotsun on DeviantArt
3.Until the End of Time by bobthedalek on DeviantArt
4.Twilight from finale by Theo-0 on DeviantArt
5.MLP FIM - Older Rarity by Joakaha on DeviantArt





1.Older Twilight by sophieascruggs
2.Older Twilight and memories by selenophile
3.(MLP Finale Spoilers) Luster Dawn by ShootingStarThePony on DeviantArt
4.Older Bon Bon and Lyra by notadeliciouspotato
5.best friends forever by aztrial on DeviantArt





1.Pony Heart by ThreeTwoTwo32232 on DeviantArt
2.9 Years of MLP by Itoruna-The-Platypus on DeviantArt
3.Older Twilight - This Isn't Goodbye by taaffeiite
4.Remember that time? by iojknmiojknm on DeviantArt - Older Twilight, Older Pony SciTwi, Older Pony Sunset
5.Old cutie (MLP:FIM FlutterShy) by ElisAMK on DeviantArt - Fluttershy





1.Princess Twilight Sparkle by teacozy1 on DeviantArt
2.NEVER GONE by Emerald-Light on DeviantArt
3.Princess Twilight by CoffiiCorgii on DeviantArt
4.Tirek and Twilight by TheRealAkiNeko on DeviantArt
5.Twilights journey | 2010 - 2019 by sardaukargt on DeviantArt





1.Discord X Older Fluttershy with lunch bag by sansdy
2.Discord X Older Fluttershy holding hooves/hands by sansdy
3.Chaos Cozy Glow by mangoshibi
4.Older Twilight by farewelldecency
5.Older Twilight by annakitsun3





1.Cozy Glow Commission! by NellJoestar on DeviantArt
2.Magic by AngusDra on DeviantArt
3.Older Twilight with clouds shaped like the other Mane Six by kurogewapony / poponkaponpon
4.Older Rarity chasing Older Spike by grotezco
5.MLP Thank you and Goodbye by RobbieCave on DeviantArt





1.Gloomy Luster Dawn by Orin331 on DeviantArt
2.End of an Era by SacredRoses-Art on DeviantArt
3.Princess Twilight Sparkle by Redahfuhrerking on DeviantArt
4.Older Twilight by oc_ponys
5.+ every end is a new beginning + by fluffideer on DeviantArt





1.Timeskip Twilight Sparkle by Blue-Paint-Sea on DeviantArt
2.The New Princess by Noodleteeth on DeviantArt
3.Older Twilight X Luna by lulubell
4.MLP FIM - Older Fluttershy by Joakaha on DeviantArt
5.The End to Friendship by Shimmer-Fox on DeviantArt





1.Luster Dawn by PiriPaints on DeviantArt
2.MLP FIM - Older Rainbow Dash by Joakaha on DeviantArt
3.Older Twilight by pearlescent
4.Celestia's Message by RuushiiCZ on DeviantArt
5.You Will Pay For That! by Blackligerth on DeviantArt - Starlight vs. Chrysalis





But jumping ahead to something brand new.

 
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Yeah, I think these Starlight videos are getting long in the tooth. It looks like the next one will be a grand finale, though.



Cute cover. It's remarkable how long this song has remained in the anime mindshare.
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following.
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Happy Monthiversary | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Piggy Dance | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | The Flim Flam Brothers Song | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | The Perfect Stallion | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Cranky Doodle Donkey | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Welcome Song | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Cranky Doodle Joy | HD - YouTube
1. FiM - 406 - Power Ponies
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Pinkie Pie - Smile Song | HD - YouTube
2. FiM - 415 - Twilight Time
*.MLP:FiM | Music | B.B.B.F.F. | HD - YouTube
3. Tangled - 307 - Beginnings
*.This Day Aria - MLP FiM - Cadance + Chrysalis (song) - YouTube
4. Tangled - 308 - The King and Queen of Hearts
*.My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Love is in Bloom (Official Extended Version / 1080p) - YouTube
5. Shiki - 7
*.Failure Success Song (with Reprise) from MLP: FiM: The Crystal Empire - YouTube

I forgot a lot of how "Power Ponies" went, so it was fun to watch again. I forgot how much emphasis the Castle of the Two Sisters had in the early part of season 4. It's clear they intended for Twilight to move in there, but they changed their mind about the castle later. Biggest issue is that the Castle of the Two Sisters is way out in Everfree, making it awkward for Twilight to live there. "Twilight Time" is alright, not much else to say there. Oh, well I did forget about Twilight wiping off her face with her burger. Truly elegant behavior.

The Tangled episodes were fun. It's still weird that it took until now for the season to even bring up again that the King and Queen got their memories erased.

Shiki brought back an annoying character as an undead and gave him a bunch of focus, so everyone was pretty checked out of the episode. Thus, we stopped the stream early. Looks like we're going to drop it.

We'll be out of Tangled episodes after next week, so I'll need a replacement for that too.

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In Round 1 Match 17, everything got a vote except for "All Good", but the front runner is... "Fit Right In". I have to say I didn't see that coming.

Round 1 Match 18
A. Off to See the World

B. Luna's Future

C. True Original

D. Light of Your Cutie Mark

E. Morning in Ponyville / Life in Equestria

This should be another tough one.

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Oh, I didn't realize this guy already made a season 9 memoir video.


Another good series finale PMV, more dialogue heavy than usual.


Good Starlight themed PMV
 
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Round 1 Match 18 has gotten only four votes total, with "Light of Your Cutie Mark" and "Morning in Ponyville / Life in Equestria" tied.

Round 1 Match 19
A. What More Is Out There - Twilight and Sunset Duet

B. Friendship U

C. What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me

D. Blank Flanks Forever

E. Happy Monthiversary

I expected "What More is Out There" to easily win this, but so far, it's gotten just one vote.

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More finale art.
1.Until next time by kprovido on DeviantArt - Humanized
2.Coronation Twilight by artiks
3.Ages of Twilight by mythril silver
4.Twilight Sparkle by JLKatlass on DeviantArt
5.This is where the magic happens by VampireSelene13 on DeviantArt - Pinkie





1.Sparity Future by Pia-sama on DeviantArt
2.Princess Twilight Sparkle: Deluxe Edition by Tim-Kangaroo on DeviantArt
3.Twilight is huge now by davierocket
4.Starlight glimmer it is not over in Ms-paint by sallycars on DeviantArt
5.Magic by UnicornGutz on DeviantArt - Ages of Twilight





1.Older Rarity by fox-pox / ziggyfoxx
2.This is where the magic lives by VampireSelene13 on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
3.Older Twilight by squeaky-belle
4.Starlight Glimmer Sketch 2 by HitBass on DeviantArt
5.Last battle by HananPacha on DeviantArt - Starlight vs. Chrysalis





1.Ages of Twilight by petapala
2.Luster Dawn by kimjoman on DeviantArt
3.Older Twilight thank you by charcoaly
4.His Little Sister Best Friend Forever by poecillia-gracilis19 on DeviantArt - Twilight and Shining Armor
5.Chaos Pinkie by Mad--Munchkin on DeviantArt





1.Olders by redrose26
2.Older Rainbow and Scootaloo with artificial wings by author92
3.Party Family by Infogirl101 on DeviantArt
4.Mare of the Highest Rarity by Gennamon on DeviantArt
5.The Future Six by alexeigribanov on DeviantArt




 
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This looks like it ties into those new toys. It reminds me of Teen Titans Go, Twilight especially. I suspect that these are for "G4.5" shorts, probably on YouTube.
 

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2Snacks finished their animatic for a Gen 4 homage video



they also posted an update video where they confirmed more Two Best Sisters Play vids coming in 2020
 
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2Snacks finished their animatic for a Gen 4 homage video



they also posted an update video where they confirmed more Two Best Sisters Play vids coming in 2020
That was really neat. Looking forward to the final version.

Didn't think about the fact that Two Best Sisters Play could end after the show ending. Good to hear they're continuing.
 
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I've gotten a low number of votes for a couple polls in a row, so taking a break for a day to see if that helps.

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More finale art. Going to try to get this out of the way a bit at a time.
1.60 Annees by JekiDrawings on DeviantArt - Older Rarity
2.Older Hug by khankhan
3.oh dang it's Starlight by Scarletskitty12 on DeviantArt
4.MLP FIM - Older Applejack by Joakaha on DeviantArt
5.Friendship Never Ends! by Darksly-z on DeviantArt - Older Twilight and Celestia





1.Princess Twilight watching Twilight Sparkle by nutsfify on DeviantArt
2.MLP FIM - Older Pinkie Pie by Joakaha on DeviantArt
3.Olders by saveraedae
4.Princess Twilight Sparkle by SadTrooper on DeviantArt
5.The Cutest Colt by Ferwildir on DeviantArt - Li'l Cheese





1.Olders by moonseeker
2.Feelings Never Change by Vantiss on DeviantArt - Older Rarity X Applejack
3.Ages of Twilight by tassji-s
4.Cold Change by AssasinMonkey on DeviantArt - Starlight vs. Chrysalis
5.Older Twilight with super long legs by artiks





1.Twilight and Luster Dawn by enigmadoodles
2.Make some friends by Avrameow on DeviantArt - Twilight, Luster, and Celestia
3.Twilight protecc by Orin331 on DeviantArt
4.Pinkie and Li'l Cheese by farewelldecency
5.Older Derpy and Mayor Mare by cookieboy011





1.Older Twilight by avery-valentine
2.Older Starlight by gintoki23
3.Applejack X Rainbow by zxid94
4.Older Rainbow and Applejack by ryuu
5.Alicorn Princess Twilight by alicorn-without-horn on DeviantArt





Comics
Smolder and Ocellus aging by 6jjcgf0d1etqx1tp

Older Twilight thanking everyone by glimglam

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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. The Good Place - 3
2. The Good Place - 4
3. X-Files - 315 - Piper Maru

Decided to change what X-FIles episode I'm showing. This introduces probably the most famous X-Files monster, the Black Oil.

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Alright, for Round 1 Match 19, we managed to get more votes, and surprisingly, neither song I expected to lead ("What More Is Out There" duet and "What My Cutie Mark Is Telling Me") is even in the top two. Instead, the front runners are "Happy Monthiversary" and "Blank Flanks Forever".

Round 1 Match 20

A. Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown

B. Better Way to Be Bad

C. Days Gone By
Fan animation:

D. In Our Town

E. Make This Castle a Home

I'd say the big competition would be between A and C, but who knows at this point.

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Getting close to the end of these.

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More finale art.
1.The Magic of Friendship Grows by riocin765 on DeviantArt
2.Nostalgia by FlutterstormReturns on DeviantArt - Olders
3.Let's not I guess by Ljdamz1119 on DeviantArt - Luster Dawn
4.Ages of Twilight by crystalightrocket
5.Ages of Twilight and Spike by template93





1.Starlight Is Overpowered by alicorn-without-horn on DeviantArt
2.Older Rainbow hugging Lightning Dust by /d/non
3.[FA]New Princess by Clefficia on DeviantArt - Older Twilight
4.Headmare Glimmer by AkakunDA on DeviantArt
5.Giant Pinkie Pie by LuneBat on DeviantArt - Chaos form





1.Rainbow meme with Twilight by stuwor-art
2.Ages of Rainbow by spritepony
3.Happy Ol' Applejack by Faline-art on DeviantArt
4.Older Rarity by siripim111
5.MLP finale by Puriko-Tairaseki on DeviantArt - Rule 63 humanized olders





1.Lusterdawn by CCKittyCreative on DeviantArt
2.S9Finale - Future Fluttercord by luminaura on DeviantArt
3.Blessed Maretrimony by MustLoveFrogs on DeviantArt - Anthro Lyra and Bon Bon wedding
4.Ages of Twilight by metalaura
5.Luster Dawn by pencil bolt





1.Pinkie and Li'l Cheese by aureai-sketches
2.Pinkie Pie and Li'l cheese - Boop by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
3.Older Rarity by jojohernandez
4.Pinkie and Li'l Cheese by switchsugar
5.Menacing Older Spike by kazachokolate





1.Older Rainbow with old hairstyle by infrayellow
2.AppleDash by lRUSU on DeviantArt
3.Forever Friends by Sycotei-B on DeviantArt - Olders
4.Then and Now by Sycotei-B on DeviantArt - Above with an old picture
5.A pie family comic by romanticponydream on DeviantArt





1.Thank You by hobilo25
2.Older Twilight by dawnfire
3.Old Love by EeviArt on DeviantArt - Older Rainbow X Applejack
4.Luster Dawn and Unicorn Twilight by yakieringi014
5.Older Rarity and Applejack by virtualkidavenue





1.Starlight and Sunburst with Baby Luster Dawn by barkbitez
2.Pinkie and Li'l Cheese by lumineko
3.Villain Gang by assasinmonkey
4.Older Rarity by tamiks333
5.Starlight and redesigned Ultimate Chrysalis by auroriia





Comics

Luster as Starlight and Sunburst's daughter by edhelistar

Ages of the CMC by stellardust

Cozy tells a joke by heir-of-rick
 
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Oh right, a comic came out yesterday.

Friendship is Magic #84
In this story, Twilight assigns her class a project so they can show what they learned without using a test. Ocellus goes overboard and overworks herself, but then finds a good balance.


Pretty straightforward story, but I thought it was nice. Despite one of the covers and the synopsis, Twilight doesn't actually appear much in this story. If I had to choose who to list as a focus character other than Ocellus, it would be Silverstream. She's the one who shows the most concern for Ocellus, and is also... oddly affectionate throughout the story.




Artwise, it's pretty cute, though Ocellus's transformations could be confusing at times. She does a bunch in a row, and this is shown by... just having all of the creatures she's transforming into in the same panel.


Silver Quill's review has a lot more to say than I did, mainly stuff I noticed but blanked on bringing up. Twilight is presented really well here, with her recognizing her tendency to go overboard and working to fix that in herself and not encourage the same behavior in her students. Ocellus's problem, thinking she has to carry the burden of demonstrating how changelings have changed, is compelling. All the students are presented well here, including through visuals. Silver Quill also liked the way transformations were handled, unlike me. The big thing I didn't notice is how we got glimpses of the lessons in the school and they tied into the problem here, something the show bizarrely never did.



Overall, this is a really nice but straightforward issue. There is a forced Saved by the Bell caffeine pill scene reference, though.
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following.
1. The Good Place - 3
2. The Good Place - 4
3. X-Files - 315 - Piper Maru

Got a bit more people this time... by one. And they stayed the whole time!

The Good Place had the first big twist of the show, with the proper introduction of Jason. I've forgotten a lot of the mid-season stuff that happens, including the various ways the neighborhood gets screwed up.

As mentioned before, this will be the last big lore episode I plan on showing. I figured just saying "there's a conspiracy" would be enough to paper over any confusing bits for new people, but I failed to take Krycek into consideration. He used to be a conspiracy guy, but was betrayed and is now acting on his own. This episode had some nice bits, but was mostly set up. I had forgotten the Black Oil demonstrated its radiation blasts at this point; I remembered it as a later development. The episode had a really dumb and awkward "stop assuming my gender" sequence that I didn't remember at all.

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More people are voting now. Round 1 Match 20 went in a more expected direction, though not fully. "Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown" and "Better Way to Be Bad" are tied.

Round 1 Match 21
A. The Goof Off

B. Good Vibes

C. This Day Aria

D. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

E. Cranky Doodle Joy

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Some non-finale art, since this is getting a month behind too.
1.Smoulder X Ocellus - Future Ponies by VampireSelene13 on DeviantArt
2.Twidash | Seventeen! by 6-Fingers-Lover on DeviantArt
3.Look at these nerds by Scarletskitty12 on DeviantArt - Sunburst X Twilight
4.Darling by Marenlicious on DeviantArt - Rarity
5.Two Wandering Lovers by KittyIsAWolf on DeviantArt - Discord X Celestia





1.Silverstream by emberslament
2.RariDash with Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle by raridashdoodles
3.Bride Cadance by ayahana
4.Halloween vampire Octavia by ayahana
5.Fluttershy with butterfly by noupu





1.Chrysalis by mosamosa_n
2.TwiDash by Manella-Art on DeviantArt
3.Celestia by tohupo
4.Human and Pony Sunset by uotapo
5.Two demon friends by Avrameow on DeviantArt - Pony Sunset and SciTwi





1.Mane Six by shanooloo
2.Student Six #325 by Sintakhra on DeviantArt - Gallus pinching Ocellus's cheeks
3.sad pinkie :c by Noupie on DeviantArt
4.S'more Rarity by silverfox057
5.Cozy, Chrysalis, and Tirek official fan art by ohjeetorig (Tori Grant)





1.Alicorn Trixie and her mom (from the comics) by dragonpone
2.Trixie brushing by anti1mozg
3.Twilight Sparkle 10 26 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt
4.Wedding //commission// by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Lyra and Bon Bon
5.Fluttershy in a sweater by shadowreindeer





Comic
Sunshine and Moonbeams - Perks of dating Celestia by anticular
 
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Well, no broken expectations with Round 1 Match 21. It was a blowout for "This Day Aria".

Round 1 Match 22
A. Love is in Bloom

B. Find the Purpose in Your Life

C. 5 to 9

D. Just Can't Be a Dragon Here

E. The Place Where We Belong

I expect this to be another blowout.

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I updated this fic with chapter 2: Twilight Doesn't Want to Be in Love

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Some more finale art.
1.Older Flurry Heart by ryuyo
2.Luster Dawn OK Boomer by paskanaakka
3.EQG Older Rarity by sketchmcreations
4.Twilight and Luster Dawn video games by tjpones
5.Older Flurry Heart by galacticguardian / jubyskylines





1.Starlight walking away by lou
2.Twilight coronation dress by luciferamon
3.Olders by gravityfying
4.Older Twilight, Celestia, and Luna by darkest-lunar-flower
5.Older Twilight official fan art by ohjeetorig (Tori Grant)





1.Older Twilight and Pinkie immortality by omny87
2.Starlight, Sunburst, and Luster by wolfkice
3.Older Twilight by mn27
4.Older Rainbow and Applejack by morsyr
5.Older AppleDash by doraeartdreams-aspy





1.Older AppleDash by pharosite
2.Older FlutterDash by virtualkidavenue
3.Tempest reacting to size difference with Older Twilight by virtualkidavenue
4.Older Spike X Smolder by dragonfoxgirl
5.Olders by christinadrawin / romaniz





1.Older Twilight by mad--munchkin
2.Luster Dawn by livehotsun
3.Older Twilight by pantheracantus
4.Ages of Rainbow by chub-wub
5.Luster Dawn by bennimarru





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Holidays Unwrapped is being put on YouTube in short form. It has title cards now!

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Oh right, I should post the Holidays Unwrapped fan art from when it first aired outside the US, and the art since.
1.Untitled by haibaratomoe on DeviantArt - Rarity X Applejack
2.Your hand is cold by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Rarity X Applejack
3.rarijack by haibaratomoe on DeviantArt
4.Holyday Unwrapped outfit by Anonix123 on DeviantArt - Rarity X Applejack
5.rarijack by haibaratomoe on DeviantArt - You know, none of the shorts even had anything particularly Rarijacky, this is all just "drawing Rarijack with the new outfits"





1.Carrot Sunset by sozglitch
2.MLP EG Jojoreference by RittaruZira on DeviantArt - Sunset vs Applejack Jojo
3.kiss me! kiss me! by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Rarity X Applejack
4.Untitled by omame0521 on DeviantArt - Wiz Kid X Curly Winds
5.applejack by haibaratomoe on DeviantArt





1.Rainbow reacting to Applejack and her motorcycle by dcon
2.Trixie by umejiru
3.Sunset ready to snowball fight by sozglitch
4.Sunset defeated by sozglitch
5.Sunset by baigak
6.Rainbow getting her cheeks squished by ryuu






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Finishing off the finale art dump, and after this, finale art will just be mixed in with everything else.
1.Together by LA-ndy on DeviantArt
2.I Have Taught You Well by HorsesPlease on DeviantArt - Starlight teaching Luster self-booping
3.Friendship is Magic by Aschenstern on DeviantArt
4.Timeskip Fluttershy by MusicFireWind on DeviantArt
5.Comm: The Tears by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Older Twilight





1.Happy Ol' Applejack (2019 Colorized) by Faline-art on DeviantArt
2.MLP [Next Gen ] Good time by VelveagicSentryYT on DeviantArt - Ages of Twilight
3.Badass Starlight by dawnfire
4.Older Fluttershy by l-yovushka
5.little and not so little cheeses by WhalePornoz on DeviantArt





1.Luster Dawn by Livitoza on DeviantArt
2.Fluttershy and Discord by Yukita-Rain on DeviantArt
3.The magic of friendship grows... by ShiningLovelyStar on DeviantArt - Ages of Twilight
4.MLP Twilight Sparkling by Rurihal on DeviantArt - Older Batpony Twilight
5.An Apple to the Core by Doodle-Mark on DeviantArt - Ages of Applejack





1.Dawn by wikatoria71 on DeviantArt - Pinkie and Li'l Cheese
2.Beyond the Coronation by AssasinMonkey on DeviantArt - Twilight
3.Lets Open A New Book by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Olders
4.Once A Detective, Always A Detective by Mew-Me on DeviantArt - Older Twilight and Spike
5.still kind and cute by belka-sempai on DeviantArt - Older Fluttershy





1.the party will still be here by belka-sempai on DeviantArt - Pinkie
2.Older Twilight by share dast
3.Olders stickers by lrusu
4.always magnifique by L-Yovushka on DeviantArt - Rarity
5.Older Twilight and piggles by tjpones





1.Older Twilight Sparkle in Paris by Obeliskgirljohanny on DeviantArt
2.MLP Villains Comparison by WitchTaunter on DeviantArt
3.Super Chrysalis by Andy Price
4.Like Fine Wine Darling, by LennonBlack on Newgrounds - Older Rarity
5.Older Twilight by rutkotka





1.Friends Forever by CandyClumsy on DeviantArt - Ages of Twilight
2.Older Twilight by erufi
3.The first sunset of New Life by ShiningLovelyStar on DeviantArt - Luster Dawn
4.MLP:YL - Mane 6 (+Spike) by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt
5.Anthro Older Rarity dressed as Cruella de Vil by fox-pox





1.So long, little ponies by PiemationsArt on DeviantArt
2.Thank you MLP by KelNiferion on DeviantArt
3.Pinkie and Li'l Cheese by raresse
4.Older Smolder by gintoki23
5.Alicorn Cozy Glow by darklight1315





1.Princess Twilight Sparkle by lRUSU on DeviantArt
2.Applejack by lRUSU on DeviantArt
3.Rarity by lRUSU on DeviantArt - And the others were done by this artist too.
4.MLP - Friendship Forever by Rosey-Raven on DeviantArt
5.Laughter is the Best Medicine by Doodle-Mark on DeviantArt - Ages of Pinkie





1.We Made Our Mark by Litrojia on DeviantArt - Ages of CMC
2.You'll play your part by StStayss on DeviantArt - Older Twilight
3.Farewell Gen 4 by SeishinAnn on DeviantArt


 
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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. FiM - 116 - Sonic Rainboom
2. FiM - 416 - It Ain't Easy Being Breezies
3. Tangled - 309 - Day of the Animals
4. Tangled - 310 - Be Very Afraid
5. Fushigi Yuugi - 1
6. Fushigi Yuugi - 2

We actually haven't streamed "Sonic Rainboom" since 2017. The other FiM episode is one we've never streamed.

We're out of Tangled episodes after this. She-Ra seems like it would be a good option for a replacement, if people don't have other suggestions.

I was in a conversation about the shoujo origins of isekai, and that made me think of a 90's anime I watched second-hand ages ago and barely remember, Fushigi Yuugi. A girl finds herself stuck in another world inside a book full of hunky guys where she's cast in the role of priestess, and her best friend is turned into the book's villain, leading to drama. It has a pretty great opening.

History has shown that shoujo seems to work better in the stream than other anime types, so might as well. If it doesn't work out, then I can just switch to another series.

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With Round 1 Match 22, "Love is in Bloom" and "The Place Where We Belong" are tied... because there's only been two votes.

Round 1 Match 23
A. Hop Skip and Jump

B. My Past Is Not Today

C. Find the Magic

D. Cloudsdale's Anthem

E. I've Got to Find a Way
 
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4:55 AM - Nov 17, 2019

I can't imagine many here watched the show through the Discovery Family Go app, but this is another reminder that FiM is really over.
 
11-17-19 Fushigi Yuugi stream New
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SigmasonicX

SigmasonicX

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Stream followup
*.MLP:FiM | Music | The Ballad of the Crystal Empire | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Babs Seed | HD - YouTube
1. FiM - 116 - Sonic Rainboom
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Raise This Barn | HD - YouTube
2. FiM - 416 - It Ain't Easy Being Breezies
*.MLP:FiM "Morning in Ponyville" Song 1080p w/Lyrics in Description - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | What My Cutie Mark Is Telling Me | HD - YouTube
3. Tangled - 309 - Day of the Animals
*.MLP:FiM | Music | I've Got to Find a Way | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | A True, True Friend | HD - YouTube
4. Tangled - 310 - Be Very Afraid
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Celestia's Ballad | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle | HD - YouTube
5. Fushigi Yuugi - 1
*.Life in Equestria - MLP FiM Song [1080p] MP3 - YouTube
*.This Strange World | MLP: Equestria Girls [HD] - YouTube
6. Fushigi Yuugi - 2

"Sonic Rainboom" is still good, but there are a lot of odd things about it. Rarity is actually presented really well in the first half of the episode, before suddenly crashing into jerk territory for the second half. Pinkie immediately retrieves a book with a wing spell for Twilight, which is a fine gag on its own, but then Pinkie needlessly explains that book fell on her face; given Faust's tweet about being given notes to tone down Pinkie's zaniness, I wonder if this was one of those instances. Those stallions calling Rainbow "Rainbow Crash" have oddly young-sounding voices, and they're also given an odd amount of focus here and in "Cutie Mark Chronicles", which even without their later lack of appearances, felt strange. They just don't stand out compared to the likes of Gilda and Trixie. This is the first time we actually see the Wonderbolts, and setting the tone for their later appearances, they get knocked out by Rarity and have to be saved by Rainbow.

In retrospect, it's funny seeing how many of the Cloudsdale background ponies are just Ponyville ponies with wings pasted on. Also, compared to new locations introduced later, Cloudsdale is pretty plain and flat looking.

I recall defending "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies" back in the day, but it isn't a good episode. The fragility of the breezies is just annoying and you're left wondering how they can possibly survive on their own, and they're freeloaders on top of it. Then there's the way the episode basically ends with five minutes to go so they have to pad it out. It does have some nice Flutters moments, though.

The Tangled episodes were decent enough. These are the newest episodes to have aired, so we're going to swap this out with another show. I'm going with She-Ra unless there are other suggestions.

Fushigi Yuugi was pretty standard shoujo anime. People seemed to like it well enough, but also weren't too enthused. I'll give it a couple more streams and then swap it out if there's still little interest.

With the MLP songs, we're reaching the point where entire streams will be songs from one thing.

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Round 1 Match 23 is going about as expected, with "I've Got to Find a Way" in the lead and "My Past Is Not Today" right behind it.

Round 1 Match 24
A. Equestria Girls 1 Opening Titles

B. Out On My Own

C. Pinkie's Present

D. Coinky-Dink World

E. Equestria Girls Forever

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Cute fanfic.

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Phantom of the Opera song
Has really nice art


Good remix