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

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Viva Reverie finally finished the animated version of the Brony Polka after a year+ delay


Great to see it done, and it's really well made. I honestly never thought it would be finished.
That Rarity and Sweetie Belle song is the first one I straight up don't recognize. Well, there are others I didn't actually listen to before, like "Magic", "Rainbow Factory", and "Loyalty" but I could tell what they were. Oh, I don't recognize "Lost on the Moon" either.
+1 for having Twilight eat that bird
Oh, actually, I don't recognize "Proud to Be a Brony" either.
 
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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. FiM - 1 - Friendship is Magic part 1
2. FiM - 2 - Friendship is Magic part 2
3. She-Ra - 11 - Promise
4. She-Ra - 12 - Light Hope
5. Sailor Moon (Viz dub) - 1
6. Sailor Moon (Viz dub) - 2

Something something ending the year the show ended with the beginning.

I was asking for suggestions for the stream and completely forgot we were watching Fushigi Yuugi. I'd say that's a sign to drop it. I was interested in checking out the "new" Sailor Moon dub for years but never got around to it, so the stream's probably the only way I'd ever actually check it out.

Now Sailor Moon does have a lot of filler, and episode 2 is a filler episode. I'm not opposed to streaming filler for this show, but I'd prefer to do that only after the girls gather. I'll show episode 2 just because I assume there's a bit more establishment of the formula there, but next week (if we continue) I'll jump ahead to episodes 8 and 10 (Ami and Rei's introductions). After that... well actually, the filler episode titles after their introductions sound fun, so maybe I'll go filler heavy once we have three girls.

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Round 3 Match 1 is currently a tie.

Round 3 Match 2
A. Smile

B. One Small Thing

Pinkie vs. Pinkie!
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Let the Rainbow Remind You | HD - YouTube
*.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks 'Shake your Tail!' EXCLUSIVE Short - YouTube
1. FiM - 1 - Friendship is Magic part 1
*.Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks Exclusive Short - "Perfect Day for Fun" [HD] - YouTube
*.MLP: EG - Rainbow Rocks | Music | The Theme Song | HD - YouTube
*.MLP: EG - Rainbow Rocks | Music | Better Than Ever | HD - YouTube
2. FiM - 2 - Friendship is Magic part 2
*.MLP: EG - Rainbow Rocks | Music | Battle | HD - YouTube
3. She-Ra - 11 - Promise
*.MLP: EG - Rainbow Rocks | Music | Under Our Spell | HD - YouTube
4. She-Ra - 12 - Light Hope
*.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks - "Tricks Up My Sleeve" Music Video - YouTube
*.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks - "Awesome As I Wanna Be" Music Video - YouTube
5. Sailor Moon (Viz dub) - 1
*.Sailor Says #1: Believe in Yourself! - YouTube
6. Sailor Moon (Viz dub) - 2
*.Sailor Says #2: Daydreaming is Rad - YouTube

People took a while to show up. I bought time with songs, but I decided to play the MLP episodes regardless to keep things on schedule, and because everyone had already seen the first MLP episodes.

It was interesting watching the first two episodes again. One thing that sticks out to me is how much music only shows up in this story, including several BGM versions of the MLP theme. I hadn't even noticed it playing during Rarity's introduction before. I found the first episode more interesting than the second, for how it introduces all the characters. Fluttershy's introduction is still fantastically handled; Rainbow's is strange for how giggly she is. The second episode, on the other hand, has neat moments like the manticore encounter, but also has Nightmare Moon's other less explicable plans.

By the time She-Ra started, there was only one person in the stream, which is why I was still buying time with songs after the second episode of that. The episodes were good, with lots of flashbacks and friendship moments with Adora and Catra which really felt gayer than "Princess Prom" to me. The second episode features hacking of the entire planet.

With time successfully bought, we had more people once Sailor Moon started. It's interesting, you'd think it would take more adjustment after being used to the old Dic dub, but no, I got right into the new Viz voices. Given that none of the, well, good supporting cast is here yet, the episodes were enjoyable enough, though the climax of the second episode is basically the same as the first episode. I'll jump ahead to Ami and Rei's introduction, so we don't just get Usagi doing the same thing over and over.

Of course, I absolutely had to include the Sailor Says videos. Serena was super drunk in the second one.

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Round 3 Match 2 features... another tie!

Round 3 Match 3
A. Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown

B. This Day Aria

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Art dump

1.Pink Pony Likes Cotton Candy by Imaplatypus on DeviantArt - Pinkie
2.RariTwi nuzzling by arcticwaters
3.(COMM) Duckyworth by rocioam7 on DeviantArt - Thorax
4.Ages of Sweetie with Eevee and Sylveon by loyaldis
5.Equestrian Plants? by uotapo on DeviantArt - Sprout-hair background pony, Roseluck, Wallflower, and Derpy (all EQG)





1.Male Sunset by reiduran
2.Looking at your dream by Zazush--Una on DeviantArt - Luna
3.Future Twilight by dumddeer
4.Applejack giving Pinkie a ponytail by tstivv
5.Magical Mirror by uotapo on DeviantArt - Smolder and Spike at the EQG mirror





1.Hearth's warming eve by Tarkron on DeviantArt - Mane Six
2.Ocellus and Somnambula by jamescorck
3.Merry Christmas Luna by RavenSunArt on DeviantArt
4.Some Gourmet Stuff by Underpable on DeviantArt - Future Twilight trying to stop Luster from eating glue-dipped crayons
5.Bevin's Scribbles — Commission for @mortovox of Sunset and Starlight...





1.RariTwi Commission! by BubaIuv on DeviantArt - I commissioned this
2.Pastry Thief by Underpable on DeviantArt - Luster stealing cake from Future Twilight
3.Welcoming Velvet by Mew-Me on DeviantArt - Velvet and the Best Gift Ever reindeer
4.munch munch by Kirbychu555 on DeviantArt - Trixie eating an apple
5.Rarity - MLP:FIM by FilyPaws on DeviantArt





1.Pinkie and large sweets by poneko-chan
2.EQG Christmas Pinkie by 5mmumm5
3.EQG Christmas Fluttershy by 5mmumm5
4.Christmas Sunset by 5mmumm5
5.EQG Christmas Rainbow by 5mmumm5
6.EQG Christmas Rarity by 5mmumm5






1.EQG Christmas Applejack by 5mmumm5
2.Christmas Sci-Twi by 5mmumm5
3.Future Pinkie and Li'l Cheese by poneko-chan
4.Sleeping Future Fluttershy by poneko-chan
5.Mistmane and Sable Spirit by poneko-chan





1.Fluttershy in bee costume by poneko-chan
2.Festive Luna by MusicFireWind on DeviantArt
3.Christmas pone by IFMSoul on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
4.Dashu and Flutterdragon by GrapheneDraws on DeviantArt
5.Luna 2019 by ShadowReindeer on DeviantArt





1.Rainbow taking the others on a sleigh ride by nekosnicker
2.Sunset Shimmer Holidays by TheRETROart88 on DeviantArt
3.Let's sew this dirty mouth by mrGDog on DeviantArt - Rarity
4.Cold Winter Bobbing by AssasinMonkey on DeviantArt - Applejack
5.Holiday Starlight by latia122





1.winter by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - EQG RariJack
2.Princess Twilight Sparkle by Cloud-Drawings on DeviantArt
3.EQG Rainbow and Fluttershy back to back by laochi777
4.EQG Twilight and Pinkie sitting together by laochi777
5.Human Rainbow and Fluttershy sleeping next to each other by laochi777





1.Fluttershy in carousel outfit by taurson
2.Who are you? by Mintkly on DeviantArt - Seapony Scootaloo
3.Holiday Pinkie by leadhooves
4.Collaboration Twilight sparkle by nightingalewolfie on DeviantArt
5.Sunset by nakanoart - Art by someone who doesn't usually draw MLP





And here's a fun TikTok-based animation by whateverbender and holivi, with a couple variations. First, GIF of a looping section.

Here's a 100% safe video of just the first half of the original
Here's the "safe" full version, but note the second half has butts
And there's the NSFW original, which I won't link. It's like the "safe" full version but with more details in the second half.
 
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Round 3 Match 3 features our first not-tie! "This Day Aria" is beating "Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown".

Round 3 Match 4
A. Art of the Dress

B. A True, True Friend

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Sheesh, I look away for a week and a ton of art has built up. Especially due to certain artists suddenly dumping a lot of images.
1.Smolder -Profile- by The-Butcher-X on DeviantArt
2.Silverstream -Profile- by The-Butcher-X on DeviantArt
3.Adagio by the-butch-x
4.Sonata by the-butch-x
5.Aria by the-butch-x





1.EQG Cheerilee by the-butch-x
2.EQG Trixie's assistants by the-butch-x
3.EQG Pinkie by the-butch-x
4.Sunset by the-butch-x
5.SciTwi and Spike the Dog by the-butch-x





1.EQG Rarity by the-butch-x
2.EQG Applejack by the-butch-x
3.EQG Fluttershy by the-butch-x
4.EQG Rainbow by the-butch-x
5.Future Twilight by colorfulcolor233





1.Ask Sunshine and Moonbeams - Celestia and Luna sleigh ride by anticular
2.Rainbow X Flamedramon (from Digimon) by vavacung - Rainbow really gets some weird crossover ships
3.Elza by ShadowReindeer on DeviantArt - Pony Elsa
4.Hearth's Warming Mane 6 by King-Kakapo on DeviantArt - Human
5.Santa Pinkie by kurogewapony





1.Merry Christmas and Happy Hearth's Warming! by Darksly-z on DeviantArt - Bunch of ponies
2.Twily gift! by FidzFox on DeviantArt
3.02 - Princess Luna and Derpy by johnjoseco on DeviantArt
4.03 - Rainbow Dash by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human
5.05 - Lightning Dust and Rolling Thunder by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human





1.09 - Fluttershy and Angel Bunny by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human Fluttershy
2.Merry Christmas Commission by Marenlicious on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
3.Fluttershy by 54600
4.Fluttershy by tya
5.Sunset in the snow by 5mmumm5





1.EQG Santa Rainbow and Fluttershy by ceitama
2.Spotted by Underpable on DeviantArt - Scary Chrysalis
3.Apple Bloom dreaming of being an alicorn by renokim
4.13 - Starlight Glimmer by johnjoseco on DeviantArt
5.Christmas Pinkie by colorfulcolor233





1.Merry Christmas by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - EQG Rarity X Applejack
2.Fluttershy wrapped in a ribbon by fensu-san
3.Fluttershy by 11Future on DeviantArt
4.15 - Yona and Sandbar by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human
5.16 - Princess Celestia and Princess Cadance by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human





1.17 - Twilight Sparkle and Spike by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Young
2.Human Santa Rarity by melliedraws
3.Fluttershy by Zefir-ka on DeviantArt
4.Dragon Jammies by bobthedalek on DeviantArt - Starlight and her dad
5.MLP - Autumn Blaze by Nathayro37 on DeviantArt





1.Twilight wrapped up in a bow by tohupo
2.Dazzlings under a kotatsu by 5mmumm5
3.Pinkie saying you can do it by kurogewapony
4.PB by LostDreamm on DeviantArt - Pear Butter
5.Fluttershy the Other Reindeer by Nookprint on DeviantArt





Comic
Starlight and Trixie Christmas by 5mmumm
 
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And here's a fun TikTok-based animation by whateverbender and holivi, with a couple variations. First, GIF of a looping section.

Here's a 100% safe video of just the first half of the original
Here's the "safe" full version, but note the second half has butts
And there's the NSFW original, which I won't link. It's like the "safe" full version but with more details in the second half.
And for those upset about Applejack being blocked, here she is!

Truly a New Years Eve miracle
 
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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. The Good Place - 201-2 (one hour special)
2. Reboot: The Guardian Code - 10 - Mainframe Mayhem
3. Reboot: The Guardian Code - 201 - Network Interference

Some people haven't seen the season 1 finale of The Guardian Code, so showing it again.

Now you too can see old Reboot VAs work with nonsensical material!

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Whoops, forgot about yesterday's song poll.

Round 3 Match 4 continues the not-ties with "Art of the Dress" beating "A True True Friend".

Round 3 Match 5
A. Welcome to the Show

B. We're Friendship Bound

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Silver Quill looks back on the year's IDW comics. I thought it was interesting.

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Art dump
1.MLP:YL - Merry Christmas - 2019 | InuHoshi on Patreon - Bunch of ponies and others
2.21 - Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - River City Ransom, human
3.23 - Rarity by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Dragon
4.25 - Princess Luna and Princess Celestia by johnjoseco on DeviantArt
5.Sadness Shy by Vird-Gi on DeviantArt - Fluttershy





1.Cozy... [Sketch] by Vird-Gi on DeviantArt - Celestia
2.Happy Hearth's Warming 2019! by YinglongFujun on DeviantArt - Luster Dawn eating glue-covered crayons
3.27 - Princess Celestia and baby deer by johnjoseco on DeviantArt
4.Christmas deer by Batrina on DeviantArt - Best Gift Ever reindeer
5.30 - Chrysalis and Cozy Glow by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human





1.33 - Fluttershy by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Burglar outfit
2.Rarity in lion costume by dsp2003
3.Merry christmas 2019! by rocioam7 on DeviantArt - Mane Six
4.Happy Holidays 2019 by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Sunset
5..:Happy Holidays 2019:. | The-Butcher-X on Patreon - Focused on an OC, but I like the EQG Mane Seven emotes around her





1.Snowball Fight! by The-Wizard-of-Art on DeviantArt - CMC
2.Twilight by tohupo
3.BowTwi by Vird-Gi on DeviantArt - Twilight
4.Fluttershy and Angel by loki
5.Das kleine weisse Pferd by RysunkowaSucharia on DeviantArt - Rarity





1.Girls Day Out by Doodle-Mark on DeviantArt - Reformed evil Twilights
2.Sunset with motorcycle by 5mmumm5
3.Anthro Twilight with bat wings carrying Anthro Rarity (RariTwi) by earthsong9405
4.hugs with a tree by belka-sempai on DeviantArt - Tree Hugger
5.EQG FlutterDash on a bench by laochi777





Comics
looking forward to the future by Dotoriii on DeviantArt - Celestia and Filly Twilight

Celestia getting Twiggie to take her vitamins by tjpones

And a cute Silverstream X Gallus animation
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following
1. The Good Place - 201-2 (one hour special)
2. Reboot: The Guardian Code - 10 - Mainframe Mayhem
3. Reboot: The Guardian Code - 201 - Network Interference

The Good Place's season premiere didn't cover quite what I remembered, but it was still interesting seeing things from the perspective of the demons. People enjoyed the more on-the-nose torments.

And then there was The Guardian Code. No one enjoyed these, but that's the point, really. I had forgotten just how bad all the old VAs' acting was in episode 10. Dot's VA at least is still active, and played Trixie and Chrysalis in FiM, so her bad acting here is definitely due to bad direction. The second episode featured THE SOURCEROR, with rather inept attempts at hacking. Also after being reintroduced, Hexadecimal is punted back onto the bus, for a return toward the end of the second season. Bad acting from characters I don't care about is better than bad acting from characters I do, at least, and there was a lot of fun bad acting in this one.

I don't expect I'll stream more episodes (maybe more next year?), but there are some dumb sounding ones coming up.

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Round 3 Match 5 is pretty close. "Welcome to the Show" has 6 votes and "We're Friendship Bound" has 4.

Round 3 Match 6
A. Becoming Popular

B. One More Day
 
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Round 3 Match 6 features "One More Day" in the lead, surprisingly enough. I really didn't expect this song to make it so far.

Round 3 Match 7
A. The Magic Inside

B. The Magic of Friendship Grows

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Surprised this story took the route it did. Would have liked more of Nightmare Rarity and Midnight Sparkle one-upping each other, but that would have been difficult without getting into comedy territory, I suppose. Given the ending, I would have liked more focus on the bad things that the two did, and what they feel about them, hinting more at the conflicts inside them. Still, it's good.

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Art dump
1.EQG Fluttershy and Rainbow in bed (Christmas) by laochi777
2.EQG RariJack and CMC Christmas by laochi777
3.EQG Pinkie X Twilight Christmas by laochi777
4.Twilight confused by the above image by laochi777
5.36 - Cozy Glow and Diamond Tiara by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human





1.41 - Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Christmas
2.42 - Gilda and Revy by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Voice actor joke
3.43 - Pinkie Pie by johnjoseco on DeviantArt
4.Sugar belle by Leafywind on DeviantArt
5.-sketch- Aladdin Pinkie by Leafywind on DeviantArt





1.Pinkie with hearts and bubbles by kurogewapony
2.Comm: Sliding Down by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Rainbow and Scootaloo sledding
3.45 - Pinkie Pie and Alcremie by johnjoseco on DeviantArt
4.46 - Starlight Glimmer and Sunset Shimmer by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human
5.Happy Holidays by RacoonKun on DeviantArt - Human Starlight, Sunset, and SciTwi





1.Twilight jumping to reach a book GIF by nekosnicker
2.My reaction to minecraft bees by IBrainWashedYou on DeviantArt - Luster Dawn
3.Comm: Hot Chocolate by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - CMC and "older sisters"
4.Space [MLP fanart] by Spirit-Fire360 on DeviantArt - Twilight
5.Sunshim by LolliponyArt on DeviantArt - Sunset





1.MLP FIM Fanart: Rarity by BloodyPink-M on DeviantArt
2.56 - Princess Twilight and Sunset Shimmer by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Human, older
3.Sunny day by Ashley-Arctic-Fox on DeviantArt - Shining and Cadance
4.Lounging by Arcane-Thunder on DeviantArt - Rarity
5.Sunset and Sunburst by 5mmumm5





1.SciTwi by ohiekhe
2.Comm: Ready by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - CMC in cannon
3.Comm: Lets Do It Again by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - CMC after cannon
4.Luster Dawn by DDdreamdraw on DeviantArt
5.EQG Rainbow, Fluttershy, and Pinkie ice skating by 5mmumm5





1.Elf Sunset by 5mmumm5
2.Unicorn gal pals by Nsfwzhenya on DeviantArt - Starlight X Trixie
3.Fluttershy kissing Twilight under holly by coonyloony
4.Flutterbat and Twilight kissing by coonyloony
5.One small thing by Nsfwzhenya on DeviantArt - Pinkie X Skystar





1.twilight sparkle by yan-sh on DeviantArt - Pony and human
2.Starlight Glimmer by LiveHotsun on DeviantArt - Animated
3.Cupcakes by DimFann on DeviantArt - "Call of the Cutie" art, with Pinkie and Apple Bloom
4.My little Pony Equestria Girls - TwiSet by Steg-O on DeviantArt - Twilight and Sunset kiss
5.Feast comes by Yakovlev-vad on DeviantArt - Celestia and Luna reindeer





1.Ember in scarf drinking coffee by emositecc
2.Celestia fluffing up her chest fur by spiritfire360
3.Mane Six, Celestia, and Luna collab by osawari64, psaxophone, and yanamosuda
4.Authentic Cadence by Ajuee on DeviantArt
5.Happy New Year by TeaFlower300 on DeviantArt - Twilight with candy cane





1.She likes bad girls... Dhu by Patty-PLMH on DeviantArt - Twilight dreaming of Starlight, Tempest, and Sunset
2.A cozy Sunset, on the search for chocolate muffins by TheWickedVix on DeviantArt - Anthro
3.Angry Celestia by WarpSpaceMarine on DeviantArt
4.Fluttershy by dotkwa
5.Alicorn Sunset by anonymous artist




 
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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.

1. FiM - 205 - Sisterhooves Social
2. FiM - 517 - Brotherhooves Social
3. She-Ra - 13 - The Battle of Bright Moon
4. She-Ra - 201 - The Frozen Forest
5. Sailor Moon - 8 (Ami introduction)
6. Sailor Moon - 10 (Rei introduction)

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Round 3 Match 7 features "The Magic Inside" with a slight lead over "The Magic of Friendship Grows".

Round 3 Match 8
A. We'll Make Our Mark

B. Friendship Through the Ages

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Controversial opinion from Gail Simone

GAIL SIMONE

@GailSimone


I’m sorry, but Applejack is the best My Little Pony.
9:57 PM · Jan 2, 2020
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Art dump
1.Fluttershy tangled in yarn by coonyloony
2.Rainbow X Pinkie by cassettepunk
3.Nightmare Rarity by Dawnf1re on DeviantArt
4.Maud sketch by tre
5.Happy Fluttershy sketch by tre





1.Twiggly Pbbtt by LolliponyArt on DeviantArt - Animated
2.Sisters by Ipun on DeviantArt - Luna and Celestia
3.Comm: Silly Contest by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Chicken costume Pinkie and Scootaloo
4.Comm: We Won! by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Followup
5.fly with ur horse by lilfunkman - Rarity and Twilight





1.Human Twilight X Rarity by blueberry-ghost
2.Rarity and Twilight kiss GIF by laps-sp
3.Good Bye FOREVER 2019, HELLO 2020 by Ipun on DeviantArt - Mane Six, Spike, Luna, and Celestia
4.Diamond Tiara by drafthoof
5.Twilight Sparkle X Tempest shadow by raika0306 on DeviantArt - Ages of Twilight





1.Happy New Year 2020 by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - EQG RariJack
2.Twilight 2010 vs 2020 by paskanaakka
3.Tavi1 by LostDreamm on DeviantArt - Octavia
4.Happy new year 2020! by rocioam7 on DeviantArt - Celestia, Luna, and Cadance
5.(Happynewyear)SunsetShimmer by DDdreamdraw on DeviantArt





1.Starlight Year of Mickey Mouse by k-nattoh
2.Pinkie New Year by kurogewapony
3.Happy New Year 2020! by YinglongFujun on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
4.Cute Trixie pony looking at you from above v.2 by xbi on DeviantArt
5.Where Da Party At by HeavyMetalBronyYeah on DeviantArt - Rainbow in hoodie





Comic
SciTwi thinking about Sunset by ku_rimo (page 1)
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Stream followup, we watched the following
*.Welcome To The Show | MLP: Equestria Girls | Rainbow Rocks! [HD] - YouTube
1. FiM - 205 - Sisterhooves Social
*.[MLP Comic Dub] From Rara With Love (comedy) - YouTube
*.MLP: EG - Rainbow Rocks | Music | Shine Like Rainbows | HD - YouTube
2. FiM - 517 - Brotherhooves Social
*.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks - 'My Past is Not Today' Official Music Video - YouTube
3. She-Ra - 13 - The Battle of Bright Moon
*.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks - "Friendship Through the Ages" Music Video - YouTube
4. She-Ra - 201 - The Frozen Forest
*.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks - 'Life is a Runway' Official Music Video - YouTube
5. Sailor Moon - 8 (Ami introduction)
*.Sailor Says #5: School is Cool! - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | In Our Town | HD - YouTube
6. Sailor Moon - 10 (Rei introduction)
*.Sailor Says #7: Pollution is not the Solution! - YouTube

"Sisterhooves Social" is still great. I was surprised by just how squeaky Sweetie Belle was in this episode; her voice really has changed a lot over the years. This remains the only speaking appearance of Rarity's parents, unfortunately.

"Brotherhooves Social" is an underrated episode, and people watching the stream liked it.

She-Ra featured a friendship rainbow blast, and then with season 2, a complete personality shift for Frosta. The episodes were good.

Sailor Moon was still clearly in the beginning phases, but getting other characters on board should make things a bit more fun now. Rei's intro episode had a truly absurd villain plot with multiple flying buses going into another dimension. Thankfully Tuxedo Mask is actually helpful here and drives the flying buses back.

Also, you seriously need to watch that last Sailor Says.

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Leaving Round 3 voting open for another day. Currently, "The Magic Inside" and "The Magic of Friendship Grows" are tied.

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Video celebrating this guy's previous animations, and announcing that he'll make non-pony stuff too from now on.
 
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Oh whoops, forgot to post this. So instead of cutting down to eight songs now, we're having a round robin system where everyone gets matched up again. A win is 2 points, a tie is 1 each, and a loss is 0 points. First eight songs that get 3 points progress.

Round 4 Match 1
A. Art of the Dress
B. One Small Thing
 
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In COPPA news, the Equestria Girls CYOA videos are broken now, since they rely on linking to unlisted videos at the end for different endings.



That ending now

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Round 4 Match 1 features "Art of the Dress" just barely in the lead.

Round 4 Match 2
A. Welcome to the Show
B. Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown
 
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Friendship is Magic #85
This issue has the framing story of Apple Bloom and Applejack getting caught in a giant spider web like idiots and Applejack telling her sister the story of one other time she was scared. One time, Applejack fell into a well, and was scared of swimming after that. Big Mac got into trouble, so Applejack faced her faces and swam out to rescue him. Then, the framing device is resolved when Apple Bloom shames the wolf fly-der that made the web into leaving.

I enjoyed the flashback story more than I expected from an Applejack story. It's simple and straightforward, but carried by some really cute pony art and some nice environmental art.



(Note those mares are Big Mac's relatives)

The framing story is pretty dumb, but not offensive, with Applejack and Apple Bloom tripping into a spider web. The wolf fly-der has a surprisingly lame design, which brings it down a lot. Plus it gets fended off in an odd way, and I'm not sure how well the framing story connects to Applejack's story.



Silver Quill's review is pretty positive, especially regarding the art.

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Stream announcement, we're watching the following
1. The Good Place - 203
2. The Good Place - 204
3. Infinity Train - 201-2 - The Black Market Car / The Family Tree Car
4. Magia Record - 1 (subbed)

Infinity Train and Madoka Magica together again!

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Round 4 Match 3 features "Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown" in the lead.

Round 4 Match 4
A. The Magic of Friendship Grows
B. We'll Make Our Mark
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following
1. The Good Place - 203
2. DC Super Hero Girls - Frenemies
3. Infinity Train - 201-2 - The Black Market Car / The Family Tree Car
4. Magia Record - 1 (subbed)

The copy of The Good Place episode 204 I had was actually just episode 203 again, so I needed a substitute.

Anyway, the first episode shifted the story fully to the perspective of Michael, and it was pretty fun.

DC Super Hero Girls had come up on Discord recently, so that seemed the obvious choice for a quick substitute (after a few minutes of fishing for suggestions to no avail). "Frenemies" features Barbara Gordon's good friend Harleen Quinzel moving to Metropolis and shenanigans ensue. It was a pretty fun story.

Infinity Train now follows Mirror Tulip. The episodes are still good, and I even see some hints about later stuff.

Magia Record kept people around even with the subs. People noticed it wasn't quite as stylish as Madoka classic, but they still seemed to enjoy it.

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Important discussion of body hair in Equestria Girls.

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Round 4 Match 3 features "The Magic of Friendship Grows" in the lead.

Round 4 Match 4
A. Friendship Through the Ages
B. The Magic Inside

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Art dump
1.Happy New Year 2020!! by Mew-Me on DeviantArt - Pinkie and Li'l Cheese
2.Teen Titans Robin pony by house-of-tykayl
3.Teen Titans Starfire pony by house-of-tykayl
4.Teen Titans Cyborg pony by house-of-tykayl
5.Teen Titans Raven pony by house-of-tykayl





1.Teen Titans Beast Boy changeling by house-of-tykayl
2.Teen Titans Beast Boy changeling transformed into a draconequus by house-of-tykayl
3.Twilight finale coronation with Celestia and Luna by anticular
4.Happy new year by AlexBlueBird on DeviantArt - Chrysalis
5.[REDRAW] 2014 to 2019 by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Twilight





1.Rainbow and Rarity families Hearth's Warming by raridashdoodles
2.Underwater Smolder, by Auroriia on DeviantArt
3.Luna and cat by marbola
4.Patreon Reward: Hug by pridark on DeviantArt - Celestia
5.Pregnant Luster Dawn by brainiac





1.Sunset Shimmer(MLP) by PureDiamond360 on DeviantArt
2.Twisted Discord by nekosnicker
3.Agressive smooching by JackieBloom on DeviantArt - Big Mac X Cheerilee X Sugar Belle
4.Luster Dawn by IBrainWashedYou on DeviantArt
5.Alicorn Pinkie by kurogewapony / poponkaponpon





1.RainbowShy_FlutterDash by Vale-Bandicoot96 on DeviantArt
2.Older Twilight by hosikawa
3.Pinkie eating a strawberry by kurogewapony
4.Unsure Fluttershy by tohupo
5.Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie by ravensunart




 
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This Kickstarter for MLP pins has a lot of cute designs, and it's a huge success within hours of it starting.



More pins at the link.
Currently it's funded through Autumn Blaze at $4900

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Round 4 Match 4 features "The Magic Inside" in the lead.

Round 4 Match 5
A. We're Friendship Bound
B. One More Day
 
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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. FiM - 105 - Griffon the Brush-Off
2. FiM - 607 - Newbie Dash
3. She-Ra - 202 - Ties That Bind
4. She-Ra - 203 - Signals
5. Sailor Moon - 11 - Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land
6. Sailor Moon - 13 - Girls Unite: The End of Jadeite

Sailor Moon 11 is the first filler episode I'm deliberately including. As for episode 13, well, Toei titles going to Toei titles.

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Round 4 Match 5 features "One More Day" in the lead.

Round 4 Match 6
A. Becoming Popular
B. This Day Aria

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New SoGreatAndPowerful song. They were a popular fandom song maker back in 2012/3. I don't think I've ever listened to their stuff, but them returning is being treated as a big deal



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A look at how several artists have progressed over the years, with some crazy improvements in most cases.

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Art dump
1.EQG Happy New Year by 5mmumm5
2.Suri Polomare by tohupo
3.Maid Celestia and Luna by friskyfrisks
4.Human Fluttershy and Twilight by ssseolyn02
5.[CM] Stay back by Hagallaz on DeviantArt - Druid Fluttershy with timberwolf





1.Human Mane Six sketch by ssseolyn02
2.Pony Starfire X Raven (Teen Titans) by house-of-tykayl
3.Fluttershy by modularpon / themodpony
4.Quick Doodle-- EQG Rarity by trainbang on DeviantArt - This is old, but it was only put on Derpibooru recently
5.Friendship Cafe: Princess Mi Amore Cadenza by Ipun on DeviantArt





1.Human Rarity giving Applejack a dress by ssseolyn02
2.Cat Pinkie and Mouse Rainbow by kurogewapony
3.Cat meme with plushie Twilight, Starlight, and Trixie by nekokevin
4.Twilight with books and bubbles by tohupo
5.Fluttershy by StrafeBlitz on DeviantArt





1.Sunset pbbt GIF by lollipony
2.Trixie pbbt GIF by lollipony
3.Nani? by trappefnff on DeviantArt - Human Fluttershy
4.Winter Night Sky by AutumnVoyage on DeviantArt - Rainbow
5.Winter Fluttershy by ASteveNamedWolf on DeviantArt - EQG





1.Reindeer Dash by Darksly-z on DeviantArt
2.Twi (Redraw) by siggie740 on DeviantArt
3.Shimm by LostDreamm on DeviantArt
4.Rainbow Redraw by Dusthiel on DeviantArt
5.Fluttershy on her back by tohupo





Comic
My Little Roomies 1 by Jowybean on DeviantArt
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following
*.Make This Castle A Home Song - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Season 5 - YouTube
1. FiM - 105 - Griffon the Brush-Off
*.MLP:FiM | Music | I'll Fly | HD - YouTube
2. FiM - 607 - Newbie Dash
*.MLP Rules of Rarity song w/Reprise +Lyrics in Description My Little Pony (Canterlot Boutique) - YouTube
3. She-Ra - 202 - Ties That Bind
*.MLP:FiM | Music | The Vote | HD - YouTube
4. She-Ra - 203 - Signals
*.The Pony I Want To Be + Reprise (Crusaders of the Lost Mark) | MLP: FiM [HD] - YouTube
5. Sailor Moon - 11 - Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land
*.Sailor Says #8: Use Team Work Because Teams Work - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Light of Your Cutie Mark | HD - YouTube
6. Sailor Moon - 13 - Girls Unite: The End of Jadeite
*.Sailor Says #10: Life is Tough but I am Tougher! - YouTube

The FiM episodes were alright. For the first, the group chat reminded me of how the people who tried to put episodes in a chronological order assumed Pinkie's excited talking about Rainbow at the start was her describing the Sonic Rainboom, and thus placing this episode after that. Nothing else comes to mind to mention. The second episode's chat had a lot of jokes about Rainbow being in the trash where she belongs.

The She-Ra episodes were a bit dumb, especially that bit about Bow not wanting to capture Catra because capturing is what the Horde does. So then what the hell are the heroes supposed to do? I guess it's the Batman Begins "I'm not going to kill you, but I don't have to save you" philosophy, given how the episode goes.

The Sailor Moon episodes were pretty enjoyable. The first was filler, but we got to see Rei and Usagi's argumentative relationship for the first time, and some fun dumb moments. The second episode had Jadeite get run over by a freaking plane. He's fine after, but then Queen Beryl puts him to "eternal sleep". Sailor Says videos weren't super weird this time. The first was actually the lesson of the episode! The second was about working hard in general, including exercise because much of the episode involved running from planes I guess.

Tangled has resumed, and thus should be part of the stream again. I'll replace one of the FiM airings with it, since those are reruns. The remaining never-streamed FiM episodes are all fairly solid, so I don't feel the need to pair them up with an episode people like more.

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Round 4 Match 6 features "This Day Aria" in the lead, though "Becoming Popular" is getting a fair amount of votes.

Round 4 Match 7
A. At the Gala
B. Smile

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Aside from the bit of dialogue at the start, this is a lot like a ForgaLorga video. The premise is Cozy Glow hanging around the Crystal Empire to be reformed, but she acts like a jerk


Nice Fluttersong

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Art dump
1.Pinkie balancing Gummy on an umbrella by noupu
2.Rarity X Twilight by amarynceus
3.Once in Crystal Empire by smg11-on-DDJrb on DeviantArt - Twilight
4.Pinkie Happy New Year by akainu_pony
5.Fluttershy and Rainbow Mouse by tjpones





1.Sunset Schemer by johnjoseco on DeviantArt - Plus Celestia
2.EQG CMC eating takoyaki by 5mmumm5
3.Pinkie close to the screen by kurogewapony
4.Anthro Fluttershy expressions by howxu
5.Rarajackdash by OverlordNeon on DeviantArt - Applejack X Rainbow X Coloratura





1.You didn't See it Coming by RosemileMulberry on DeviantArt - EQG Fluttershy
2.Sweet Dreams by Underpable on DeviantArt - Chrysalis dreaming of an anthro wedding with Shining Armor
3.Lamia Celestia coiled around Lamia Luna by fluffyxai
4.Sick - Redraw by bobthedalek on DeviantArt - Vinyl and Octavia
5.Roses are Red... - Remake | InuHoshi on Patreon - Roseluck





1.Country Roads by Scarletskitty12 on DeviantArt - Applejack
2.A fabulous new year by MusicFireWind on DeviantArt - Rarity
3.Pinkie jumping by kurogewapony
4.Anthro Starlight in the snow by ardail
5.Dust by LostDreamm on DeviantArt - Lightning Dust





1.Punk by Underpable on DeviantArt - Limestone
2.Twilight sleeping by tohupo
3.Rarity by dawnfire
4.Human Fluttershy by xxiee
5.Human Rarity by xxiee




 
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In sad news, Duo Cartoonist's YouTube channel has been taken down. It's unclear what the cause is. Timing implies COPPA, but I'm unaware of any channels being taken down because of it.

Thankfully, there are old reuploads of their videos on YouTube, and there's an ongoing Pony Archive project.

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Round 4 Match 7 features "Smile" in the distant lead.

Round 4 Match 8
A. Open Up Your Eyes
B. A True, True Friend

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Crimson Lips has come out of hiatus with two new chapters! Still M-rated, but I don't think anyone cares if I link it.
"Us" is a pretty clear reference to In Everything But Name. I choose to believe Twilight having already made her choice is a reference to Injuring Eternity.
Great return! Shame I have to do something else before reading the next chapter.
That was great. You did a fantastic job making the reader feel the same things as Twilight during the show, and I even found myself wanting to tab away for a second but I persisted. And then there was the scene after.

I have to say, when you mentioned on Discord that you would go back to vignettes for this story after this chapter, I didn't expect it to end with a "break up". I guess we're getting weeks of sadness coming up.

So two chapters ago takes place after this chapter?
 
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Closing Round 4. Points are as follows:
Art of the Dress - 3, advances to Round of 8
One Small Thing - 2
Welcome to the Show - 2
Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown - 2
The Magic of Friendship Grows - 4, advances to Round of 8
We'll Make Our Mark - 0
Friendship Through the Ages - 2
The Magic Inside - 2
We're Friendship Bound - 0
One More Day - 4, advances to Round of 8
Becoming Popular - 0
This Day Aria - 4, advances to Round of 8
At the Gala - 1
Smile - 3, advances to Round of 8
Open Up Your Eyes - 3, advances to Round of 8
A True, True Friend - 0

So six songs going to the Round of 8, two open slots remaining

Round of Eight Qualifier, vote for two songs, top two qualify for Round of Eight
A. One Small Thing
B. Welcome to the Show
C. Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown
D. Friendship Through the Ages
E. The Magic Inside

Again, you can vote for two songs.

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"And now to introduce our next act, Twilight Sparkle YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!"


"And now to introduce our next act, Twilight Spar—FUCK LANDSHARK!"
 
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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. The Good Place - 204
2. The Good Place - 205
3. Infinity Train - 203-4 - The Map Car/The Toad Car
4. Magia Record - 2

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Round of Eight Qualifiers have ended, with "One Small Thing" and "The Magic Inside" progressing to the Round of Eight.

The top eight are:

The Magic Inside
Art of the Dress
Smile
Open Up Your Eyes
The Magic of Friendship Grows
This Day Aria
One More Day
One Small Thing

Also in order of matches

Round of Eight, Match 1
A. The Magic Inside
B. Art of the Dress

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Art dump
1.Pinkie looking at you by kurogewapony
2.Pommel by Rizzych on DeviantArt - Coco
3.Pizza Delivery Cadance by pabbley
4.Winter Star by Xjenn9 on DeviantArt - EQG style Twilight, Rarity, and Rainbow
5.Rainbow by frgtmenot_mind





1.Flutterbat by frgtmenot_mind
2.Sunset by frgtmenot_mind
3.Rainbow with Cloudsdale flag by frgtmenot_mind
4.Moondancer by frgtmenot_mind
5.Doctor Whooves and Derpy by frgtmenot_mind





1.Fluttershy by dotkwa
2.her by nin10ja on DeviantArt - EQG Fluttershy
3.Adult CMC meet Young CMC by gleamydreams and littleblackraencloud
4.Starlight by 025aki
5.Cozy Glow by cottonsweets





1.Two sides of one crown | Yakovlev-vad on Patreon - Celestia and Daybreaker
2.Sonata Dusk by nairdags
3.Fluttershy in lab coat by artiks
4.Enchantment by Rocket-LawnChair on DeviantArt - Autumn Blaze
5.Luster Dawn by sinrar





1.Beautiful as a Gem by Doodle-Mark on DeviantArt - Ages of Rarity
2.Cherry Jubilee by 025aki
3.Lily (flower pony) by 025aki
4.Aloe and Lotus (spa ponies) by 025aki
5.Sassy Saddles and Rarity by 025aki




 
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Stream followup, we watched the following
1. The Good Place - 204
2. The Good Place - 205
*.Hair Love | Oscar-Nominated Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation - YouTube
3. Infinity Train - 203-4 - The Map Car/The Toad Car
4. Magia Record - 2

Once again, we're watching Oscar-nominated shorts in the lead up to the ceremony.

This time, we actually did watch the correct The Good Place episodes, fully establishing the new status quo of season 2, and we see how Tahani died. It was pretty good.

The Infinity Train episodes were good too. I hadn't noticed the wind creature was voiced by Wayne Knight on my first viewing.

The Magia Record had neat visuals, but the stuff with the broken friendship was pretty weak. Hopefully this isn't what the show will mainly be like.

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Some princess randomness


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Oh right, Round of Eight, Match 1 is currently a tie.

Round of Eight, Match 2
A. Smile
B. Open Up Your Eyes
 
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Round of Eight, Match 2 features "Smile" in the lead.

Round of Eight, Match 3
A. The Magic of Friendship Grows
B. This Day Aria

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Art dump
1.Nurse Redheart by 025aki
2.Pinkie reacting to 150 images by kurogewapony
3.Twilight by ch-chau
4.Student Six #366 by Sintakhra on DeviantArt - Yona and Smolder
5.Sunset in kimono by sozglitch





1.Cadence (COM) by TheFlyingMagpie on DeviantArt
2.Twilight Velvet with colt Shining Armor by cyanlightning
3.Silverstream by LostDreamm on DeviantArt
4.Prancing Dawn | MLP:FiM by dementra369 on DeviantArt - Luster Dawn
5.SciTwi in winter by 5mmumm5





1.Cheerleader Smolder by maren
2.Rarity Remastered (quickie) by ZidaneMina on DeviantArt
3.Pinkie with tongue out by kurogewapony
4.Silverstream by tohupo
5.A super quick twilight doodle by TheWickedVix on DeviantArt - Vampire





1.PonyPuff Girlz by LiaAqila on DeviantArt - Sunset, Rainbow, and Pinkie... not sure why those characters
2.Fluttershy hugging a koala by colorfulcolor233
3.Anthro sniper Rarity by 5mmumm5 - Her foot is oddly placed
4.Autumn Blaze by kyotokisha15
5.Royal Kisses by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt - Twilight and Celestia licking Luna





1.Trixie with tongue out by ravensunart
2.Winter Requests - 5/36 by VerumTee on DeviantArt - EQG Pinkie riding a Wooloo
3.Dragon Fluttershy holding Rainbow by imalou
4.august by MirtaSH on DeviantArt - Derpy and Doctor Whooves
5.Thank you for Vanhoover by Marenlicious on DeviantArt - Sunburst, Daring Do, and Starlight, with signatures from their VAs




 
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Oh whoops, almost forgot this.
Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. FiM - 616 - The Times They Are a Changeling
2. Tangled - 310 - Pascal's Dragon
3. She-Ra - 204 - Roll With It
4. She-Ra - 205 - White Out
5. Sailor Moon - 14 - A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil Crest
6. Sailor Moon - 19 - Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask

Tangled returns!

Skipping over 15, where the name of the mysterious high-schooler that Usagi keeps bumping into is revealed to be Mamoru. Damn, it took 15 episodes for us to learn the male lead's name.

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Round of Eight, Match 3 features "This Day Aria" in the lead.

Round of Eight, Match 4
A. One More Day
B. One Small Thing
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following.
*.We’ll Make Our Mark + Prelude (Crusaders of the Lost Mark) | MLP: FiM [HD] - YouTube
1. FiM - 616 - The Times They Are a Changeling
*.MLP:FiM | Music | The Spectacle | HD - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | The Magic Inside | HD - YouTube
2. Tangled - 311 - Pascal's Dragon
*.MLP Equestria the Land I Love Song w/Reprise Lyrics in Description (The Mane Attraction) - YouTube
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Friends Are Always There For You | HD - YouTube
3. She-Ra - 204 - Roll With It
*.Friendship Games (Full Intro) (Song) - MLP: EG - Friendship Games [HD] - YouTube
4. She-Ra - 205 - White Out
*.CHS Rally Song - MLP: Equestria Girls [Friendship Games] - YouTube
5. Sailor Moon - 14 - A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil Crest
*.Sailor Says #11: Doing it Right! - YouTube
*.What More Is Out There? | MLP: Equestria Girls | Friendship Games! [HD] - YouTube
6. Sailor Moon - 19 - Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask
*.Sailor Moon Says Episode 16 DiC Dub R2 Remaster - YouTube

I forgot a lot of how the FiM episode went, including Thorax's pony disguise, and even the song. It was good.

Tangled returns with a special appearance from Spike. Or rather a baby dragon. It was a fun episode.

Both of She-Ra's episodes had good comedy, with imagination sequences in the former (including callbacks to the 80s show), and Drunk Adora in the latter. They were pretty fun.

The Sailor Moon episodes were good too, with a weird tennis transformation in the former and the revelation that Tuxedo Mask transforms whenever Sailor Moon does in the latter. That was actually revealed in an episode we skipped, but it's presented more or less the same there as here. Coincidentally, both episodes involved Tuxedo Mask actually doing stuff, and Sailor Moon fighting alongside him without the other Sailor Scouts.

Also made this GIF


The second Sailor Says explains that it's good to be true to yourself, so villains can absorb more energy from you.

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Leaving the Round of Eight open for another day.

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Small art dump.
1.Human Rainbow by bokkitoki
2.Saved the Animals by luminaura on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Untitled Goose
3.Fluttershy by sandwich-anomaly
4.Litchfield Girls by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Humane Seven in prison
5.always.. by Empress-Twilight on DeviantArt - Twilight X Celestia





1.EQG RariJack in winter by 5mmumm5
2.Trixie presents her tail by xbi on DeviantArt
3.Blaze the Cat is Sunset's fursona by heir-of-rick
4.Starlight X Sunburst by гусь
5.To the Future by NadnerbD on DeviantArt - Celestia





1.Princess Don't Cry by Reterica on DeviantArt - Twilight
2.[MLP] Mane6 GEN5 redesigns by AmberPone on DeviantArt
3.Professor Twilight Sparkle by Scarletskitty12 on DeviantArt
4.58 - Princess Celestia and Principal Celestia by johnjoseco on DeviantArt
5.Fluffy Blaze by Neko-Snicker on DeviantArt - Autumn Blaze




 
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Alright, so I think it's safe to assume Hasbro won't put the remaining EQG shorts on YouTube at this point, so I'll just watch them on Dailymotion.

Sock It To Me
Rarity - Rarity calls Rainbow "doll". As always, the Rarity ending is the best one. Everyone celebrating the sock instead of Rainbow was a great ending.
Trixie - Trixie's hat being her laundry back is cute. Huh, so Trixie is actually magic! I mean, her teleporting in Forgotten Friendship showed that, but still. Rainbow pulling a rabbit out and calling for Fluttershy is cute.
Bulk Bicep - Not a fan of gags involving stinky stuff.

This was a good one, for the first two endings.

Tip Toppings
Pinkie is going to a froyo shop instead of an ice cream shop. Is this in The Good Place?

Applejack - Applejack has to trick Pinkie into eating fruit, and it isn't even an apple.
Twilight Sparkle - So they can just take all those toppings as samples? Glad Twilight was actually pretty quick about this. Well never mind, it melted, but it still looks fine to eat. Which Pinkie did.
Fluttershy - I like how Pinkie completely ignores Fluttershy not to let her in. Surprised Pinkie didn't eat the squirrel-spit-covered acorns in the end.

I already reviewed Costume Conundrum a while ago, but here are the links.
Applejack, Rarity, Sunset

And I reviewed the remaining song shorts already too.
Let It Rain
Cheer You On
 
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Nice simple animation


And new Chant

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Art dump
1.Pinkie with glasses by kurogewapony
2.Twilight Magic N Stuff by Noupie on DeviantArt
3.EQG Pinkie and Sunset by 5mmumm5
4.Pinkie with aviator goggles by kurogewapony
5.Reading before you sleep by WildViolet-M on DeviantArt - Twilight GIF





1.Dragon Fluttershy and Pony Rainbow by glimglam
2.Rainbow falling with guitar by anticular
3.Unicorn Twilight and ladybug by drtuo4
4.Pinkie by drtuo4
5.Celestia hugging annoyed Luna by nekosnicker





1.Dragon Fluttershy lifting Pony Rainbow by glimglam
2.Applejack by tohupo
3.Wrong time by saturdaymorningproj on DeviantArt - "It's About Time" Future Twilight and "The Last Problem" Future Twilight
4.G5 Rarity by tabertheraver
5.Trix by Gouransion on DeviantArt





1.Chrysalis by Petrinox on DeviantArt
2.Pinkie with hair decoration by kurogewapony
3.Starlight Sunset cosplay by RacoonKun on DeviantArt - Human, dressed as each other; their outfits are too similar for this to be an interesting clothing swap, IMO
4.Flower Bonding | InuHoshi on Patreon - Autumn Blaze X Rain Shin (Kirin Queen)
5.Miss Rarity by Scarletskitty12 on DeviantArt





1.Twilight Sparkle - Goddess of Victory by ZidaneMina on DeviantArt - Saint Seiya inspired
2.COM: Rainbow Dash Crystal Guardian by Riouku on DeviantArt - EQG
3.Sunshine in my pocket! by Auroriia on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Angel
4.Cadence by Marbola on DeviantArt
5.Rarity and Sweetie Belle by yutakira92





1.Fanart - MLP. Kirin Teasing by jamescorck on DeviantArt - Autumn Blaze X Applejack
2.Fluttershy by my-magic-dream
3.Goddess Of Destruction - Trimmed by ZidaneMina on DeviantArt - Daybreaker, Saint Seiya inspired
4.Gala pony by Awalex on DeviantArt - Rarity
5.Pinkamena in black outfit by kurogewapony





1.Filly Fluttershy pre-boop by dotkwa
2.Filly Fluttershy post-boop by dotkwa
3.A Shy Punk by TheWickedVix on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
4.Spike Day Upgrades by harwicks-art on DeviantArt - Spike the dragon and dog
5.Lyra by 025aki, lyra heartstrings





1.Bon Bon by 025aki
2.Sunset by 025aki
3.Cadance by 025aki
4.Rarity and Twilight by lilfunkman
5.Twilight alternate hairstyle by puddingskinmcgee





1.Twilight in a bubble bath by colorfulcolor233
2.Fluttershy with fireflies by fidzfox
3.Chaotic Kindness by MusicFireWind on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Discord
4.Starlight reacting to Dragon Fluttershy holding Pony Rainbow by glimglam
5.Student Six #371 by Sintakhra on DeviantArt - Silverstream





1.Blood Moon Luna by magnaluna
2.Luna phases of the moon by magnaluna
3.Celestia face from the side and from the front by anticular
4.Look, darling, we match! by Autumn--Rush on DeviantArt - Human Twilight and Rarity, based on "The Ticket Master"
5.Luster Dawn on a ship by brainiac and rifthebit





Comics and large images

Unicorn Twilight trying to read while others bother her by drtuo4

Ask Sunshine and Moonbeams - Celestia booting a computer by anticular

Rarity s by The-Park on DeviantArt - Bunch of human Rarity
 
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Amazon's MLP page has gone full Pony Life



More Mane Six images at the link.

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The Round of Eight has ended, and our top four are
* Art of the Dress
* Smile
* This Day Aria
* One More Day

I have to say, I really didn't expect "One More Day" to be the single post season 2 song in the top four. Otherwise, even after all the match ups and twists and turns, the top four is two season 2 songs and one season 1 song, reflecting the attachment people have to them.

Semifinals, Round 1
A. Art of the Dress
B. Smile
 
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Semifinals, Round 1 has "Smile" just barely in the lead.

Semifinals, Match 2
A. This Day Aria
B. One More Day
 
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This story involves Marble throwing a party that gets way more ponies than she expected, and Pinkie is too busy to help, so Maud has to be the one to set up her party. It's a cute concept, and there are several cute moments, but it's an oddly structured story with some unexpectedly large amounts of dialogue from Maud and Marble, and it doesn't do as much with the premise as I would have liked.


First of all, it takes a long time to get to the actual premise. Second, even once we get to Maud helping with Marble's party, it keeps cutting back to Pinkie making a cake or trying to get to the party. It really felt like the writer lacked confidence in filling an entire issue with the premise, or even half an issue. There's also a minor continuity issue with a flashback where Pinkie has her poofy hair but no cutie mark.


I don't mind Marble and Maud talking so much, really. It's hard to write a story where Marble says nothing but, "Mm-hmm." I like the idea of Marble having Pinkie's tear waterfalls when crying. Also, she's apparently really popular.


Though I wasn't a fan of the constant cutting back and forth between Maud and Pinkie, I liked the ending once Pinkie arrives at the party and we learn what twists Maud put on the party.


Silver Quill's review is much more positive.

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Rainbow Rocks is leaving Netflix on February 28. The first movie left a while ago and never came back, so I imagine it'll be the same for this.

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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
1. The Good Place - 206
2. The Good Place - 207
3. Infinity Train - 205-6 - The Parasite Car / The Lucky Cat Car
4. Magia Record - 3

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In the semifinals, "This Day Aria" is easily beating "One More Day", but "Art of the Dress" and "Smile" are tied, so I'll leave voting open for a bit longer.

I've also been asked to include a vote for third place, so that will be coming next, then the final vote.

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Good story, and very effective at depicting Twilight and Spike in this situation. It was sad seeing her forget even her friends.


This is the third and final part of a series.

This was a nice melancholy ending to this tale. Twilight's desperation makes her feel unlikable at times, but also pretty real, as expected from something based on real life. Pinkie's songs were a lot of fun. I will say that there was some fat in the story that could have been trimmed, but it also fits the rambling nature of Twilight's thoughts. The part where Twilight is woken up by the alarm was also confusing.
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following.
1. The Good Place - 206
*.Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts - YouTube
2. The Good Place - 207
3. Infinity Train - 205-6 - The Parasite Car / The Lucky Cat Car
4. Magia Record - 3

The Good Place's first episode was one you might have seen GIFs of, with Michael giving a live demonstration of the trolley problem. The second episode had a lot of Janet, with the introduction of Derek at the end.

I saw Kitbull before, and it's still good, though pretty obviously going for the heart by being about (1) a cat and dog getting along and (2) a dog being abused but then finding a better owner.

The Infinity Train episodes were alright, but not too remarkable compared to what's coming up.

Magic Record episode 3 featured no deaths, which disappointed everyone. The story hasn't been that interesting, so we decided to drop the show. If things pick up later, we'll double up episodes.

The replacement will probably be Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight, which was previously requested to replace Kaleido Star.

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"Art of the Dress" and "Smile" remained in a tie, so for the finals, we're having a three-way fight!

A. Art of the Dress
B. Smile
C. This Day Aria

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Art dump
1.Twilight by ch-chau
2.Sweetie Belle by Rockset on DeviantArt - EQG
3.a smol chef by OrchidPony on DeviantArt - Sweetie Belle, older it seems
4.Smug Twilight by nekosnicker
5.Express delivery by Pony-Way on DeviantArt - Derpy





1.Beatnik Rarity by 025aki
2.Maud by 025aki
3.CMC by gamorangetana
4.Pinkie with scarf by kurogewapony
5.Adagio Dazzle by raika0306 on DeviantArt





1.Nerd station (GIF) by ButterSprinkle on DeviantArt - Twilight, Moondancer, and Rainbow
2.Eating fries. by The-Park on DeviantArt - Trixie
3.Chain Reaction by Pony-Berserker on DeviantArt - Pinkie and Rarity pushing Applejack and Rainbow together
4.Magic Twilight by Reterica on DeviantArt - Minuette
5.MLP:YL - Lord Ember | InuHoshi on Patreon





1.Cadance baited by a heart by mimicproductions
2.Human Twilight with headphones by racoonsan
3.Haybale from the past by AssasinMonkey on DeviantArt - Applejack
4.Mornin by Yanamosuda on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
5.Good morning..? by NevoBASTER on DeviantArt - Pony SciTwi on a bed





1.Sunshine in my pocket! by Auroriia on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Angel
2.Starlight Yelling At... by Mew-Me on DeviantArt - Also Trixie and Phyllis
3.Cozy Glow and others in Fortnite by shibaroll
4.Fluttercord Week 2020 - Day 1: Spike by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt
5.Luna by my-magic-dream





Equestria Girls director Katrina Hadley is straight up selling fan art now!
1.Sunset
2.SciTwi
3.Rainbow
4.Pinkie
5.Rarity
6.Fluttershy
7.Applejack






 
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April comic solicitation, marking the start of Season 10!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89—Season 10 Episode 1
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price (a & CVR A) • Brenda Hickey (CVR B) • JustaSuta (1:10 RI CVR) • Amy Mebberson (1:25 RI CVR)


Season 10 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic begins! Explore new worlds and go on new adventures with your favorite fillies!

Twilight’s first act as Queen of Equestria is to send the Mane 6 to explore mysterious—and potentially dangerous—areas of Equestria. When Applejack, Zecora, Rockhoof, and Tempest travel to Zecora’s home country, they meet a zebra named Marini—and learn exciting, surprising information about Zecora, the magical kelpies and abada, and the not-so-magical zebras who live there!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

LCS Order Due Date: February 18th, 2020

Estimated Street Date: April 29th, 2020

We're going to see Zebraland! Ghost Zecora is already concerned about how Applejack will act there. This is an interesting mix of characters to use. I imagine we'll get one issue for each of the Mane Six exploring a different area. This synopsis seems like a lot to cover in one issue, though.


The writer's interview on ED clarifies that the Free Comic Book Day issue is separate from this, and tells a different story. Like all Free Comic Book Day issues, it's half the length of a normal issue. It also sounds like this Zebraland arc is four issues.

An especially interesting set of answers:
TIQ: What is one of things you found to be different when it came to writing a season 10 comic as opposed to a regular Friendship is Magic Comic?

JW:
So, this especially pertains to the first arc, but something that frequently happened while writing the regular comic was that I would come up with a great idea, pitch it to IDW who would love it, and then Hasbro would come back and tell us that they were either dealing with something very similar in the show or that they had nebulous plans to deal with it in the future. As a result, there were a lot of comics I was very excited to write that never made it.

But now that the show has wrapped, that's not an issue any more. We can do big things that change and expand the world of the series. We don't have to be concerned that something might be contradicted by the show. We can think big and swing for the fences. As a matter of fact, the first story from season 10 has some of the bones of an idea I pitched years ago, but was impossible for us to do while the show was still on. The idea has had some massive changes and, of course, has entirely different implications and characters involved to match continuity, but I was really excited to bring it back because I think it has really solid bones and makes a great MLP story.

TIQ: One question I know everyone is scratching their brains to find out is WHEN Season 10 is going to take place. So I shall ask the question. Does the series take place after the final episode of Friendship is Magic or does it take place during the time jump?

JW:
I've been doing my best to make this all very confusing by saying that season 10 happens during season 9. What I mean by that is, the last episode of season 9 happens during two timelines, one several years in the future and one during Twilight's coronation. Season 10 continues the main continuity of the tv series, which is to say it starts only a short time after Twilight's coronation. These will continue to be the versions of our cast that the fans know and love, not an aged up version. We'll be telling the story of things that happen in between those two points in time. It would, however, be a mistake to think that there won't be any surprises just because we know where our main characters end up. We intend to do a lot with the extended cast of the show, the movie, and the comics. We're doing our best to do things in the comics that have never been done on the show. It's gonna be a wild ride.

TIQ: Could you tease us a little bit about the first arc and how did you come up with the idea for it?

JW:
I mentioned earlier that it was based on idea I had pitched and had shot down at one point. Essentially, it's about a character that's been part of Friendship is Magic since almost the beginning, but we know next to nothing about - even where they come from. It has always been something I've wondered about and I thought had great potential to expand the world of My Little Pony and I felt like was just sitting on the table ready to explore. They're not like any other character we've seen, even as the show has progressed and the world has expanded, which means they must have come from a long way away. What could have driven this character to leave their home and make a home here in Equestria? What is their home like? Why don't they go back? I always wanted to visit the land they came from and find all of this information out. And now we get to do that.
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New stop motion short


Pretty cute, I think.
Given this is a post-COPPA YouTube, and thus the video will no longer appear in recommendations, I'm surprised to see it already has 53K views.
 
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And we have a winner for the song poll. The votes for the final round are...

Art of the Dress - 2
Smile - 4
This Day Aria - 5

Thus, This Day Aria is our winner!



I'll probably work on the episode guide later. I'm not sure another MLP poll will be as interesting as this one, but we'll see.

EDIT: Spreadsheet for the full event
 
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I get the feeling the original plan was for those stars to just be like the stars aligning on their own, but it looked more "intentional" to viewers than they realized. Celestia being the one to release Luna herself fits, though it doesn't get supported by the show enough for this to really make sense as the intention.

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Stream announcement, we're watching the following.

1. FiM - 622 - PPOV
2. Tangled - 312 - Islands Apart
3. She-Ra - 206 - Light Spinner
4. She-Ra - 207 - Reunion
5. Sailor Moon - 21 - Protect the Children's Dreams: Friendship Through Anime
6. Sailor Moon - 22 - Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss

She-Ra season 2 is only seven episodes (and season 3 is six episodes), so we'll be finishing the season in this stream.

For Sailor Moon, first is filler, but a good one apparently. Second is an odd one in that it's manga canon, but the anime actually makes it less important than it is in the manga.

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Art dump
1.Gangster schoolgirl Pinkie and Sunset by 5mmumm5
2."Rainbow Falls" team by 5mmumm5
3.Rarity with a candle by my-magic-dream
4.Twilight Sparkle by Amy-Gamy on DeviantArt - Steampunk
5.Fluttercord Week 2020 - Day One : Spike by Kyumiku on DeviantArt - Also Big Mac





1.Rarity on the phone with Coco by heir-of-rick
2.Rarity wuvs you by strabArybrick on DeviantArt
3.Twilight saying she isn't cute by tjpones
4.Cupcakes are ready! by GlitterStar2000 on DeviantArt - Older Spike
5.Duality by KittyIsAWolf on DeviantArt - Celestia and Luna





1.Commission Clothe meme Colgate by HowXu on DeviantArt - Various Minuette images
2.Fluttercord Week 2020 - Day 2: Opposite by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Also Lyra and Bon Bon
3.Twilight and Pinkie with blank eyes by cottonbudfilly
4.Sunset by babtyu
5.[Comm] Future Twilight by iojknmiojknm on DeviantArt - Human; this is one of my commissions!





1.Rarity by DANMAKUMAN on DeviantArt
2.Shy in motion by AssasinMonkey on DeviantArt - Fluttershy GIF
3.Shim Shady by VanillaGhosties on DeviantArt - Pony Sunset
4.Snow Boulder by Ohemo on DeviantArt - Filly Flurry Heart, Shining Armor, and Twilight
5.- magical crown by jisuppe on DeviantArt - Older Twilight





1.Princess of Kindness by Evianix on DeviantArt - Alicorn Fluttershy, and Discord
2.Princess of generosity by Evianix on DeviantArt - Alicorn Rarity
3.Princess of Laughter by Evianix on DeviantArt - Alicorn Pinkie
4.Fluttercord Week 2020 - Day 3: Generation 5 by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - AU where Fluttershy is a normal pony that can transform into a magical horse, with snake Discord
5.Fluttercord Week 2020 - Day Three : Generation 5 by Kyumiku on DeviantArt - Discord and G5 Fluttershy





Comic
My Little Roomies 2 by Jowybean on DeviantArt - Starlight and Chrysalis
 
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Stream followup, we watched the following.
*.What More Is Out There - Duet (Song) - MLP: Equestria Girls [Friendship Games] - YouTube
1. FiM - 622 - PPOV
*.ACADECA | MLP: Equestria Girls | Friendship Games! [HD] - YouTube
2. Tangled - 312 - Islands Apart
*.Unleash The Magic (Song) - MLP: Equestria Girls [Friendship Games] - YouTube
3. She-Ra - 206 - Light Spinner
*.Right There In Front Of Me (End Credits) | MLP: Equestria Girls | Friendship Games! [HD] - YouTube
4. She-Ra - 207 - Reunion
*.MLP:FiM | Music | Out On My Own | HD - YouTube
5. Sailor Moon - 21 - Protect the Children's Dreams: Friendship Through Anime
*.Today on Sailor Moon Episode 17 DiC Dub R2 Remaster - YouTube
*.Hearth's Warming Eve Is Here Once Again + Reprise (A Hearth's Warming Tail) | MLP: FiM [HD] - YouTube
6. Sailor Moon - 22 - Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss

Not too many people in this stream.

"PPOV" is a pretty underrated episode. Rarity especially is pretty fantastic here. It does get weaker once we get to Applejack's story, though.

The Tangled episode was good. Having seen this week's new episode, there are some odd things that don't match up with this one, though.

With She-Ra, it was pretty clear this wasn't actually a season finale, but Netflix splitting the season at an arbitrary point in the middle. The first was Shadow Weaver backstory, and it was alright. Second featured the stunning reveal of Bow's dads and backstory, and it was pretty fun. Notably, his dads expect him to wear normal clothes that cover his midriff and Bow wasn't meant to be a descriptive name. I also liked Adora putting odd emphasis on every word as an attempt at an accent.

The first Sailor Moon episode was a lot of fun, featuring two woman animators who are lovers good friends cousins and a villain duo that fell apart with zero effort from the heroes. Also Nephrite's cool car, which I suppose must have influenced Utena. The second episode featured what I think are our first indications of the reincarnation story with Usagi and Mamoru, and also Tuxedo Mask kissing Usagi after she falls asleep drunk in what I assume was seen as romantic in the 90s in Japan.

I couldn't find the Sailor Says for these episodes, unfortunately. The video I included is actually a preview; I didn't check it.

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Decent finale song remix
 
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