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

7-21-19 Movie rewatch stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following
    *.'Camping Must Haves' ⛺ MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.'5 Lines You Need to Stand In’ Original Short MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls Minis - 'The Show Must Go On Pt.1' Digital Short - YouTube
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls Minis - 'The Show Must Go On Pt.2' Digital Short - YouTube
    1. MLP the Movie (2017)
    *.Deleted Scene | My Little Pony: The Movie [HD] - YouTube
    *.'Festival Looks’ Original Short 🌼 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    2. Fruits Basket - 15
    *.'How to Backstage’ Original Short 🎟 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    3. Kaleido Star - 35
    *.'Festival Filters’ Original Short 📱 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    4. Kaleido Star - 36

    I was a bit surprised to see it was more than a year since we last streamed the MLP Movie, and the last time I watched it was soon after that. The Movie is still enjoyable, and in fact I think this is the viewing where I enjoyed it the most, but it's hard not to notice the weird pacing issues and points where things could have been improved. We had someone who hadn't seen the movie before, and he seemed to enjoy it. It's pretty clear the beginning is the weakest part, with the really forced jokes ("watcha talkin' 'bout") and the sudden shift from fun song to airship attack. I pointed out the places where the art book reveals there was supposed to be more. For example, after escaping Celaeno's ship, the ponies were supposed to drop down into the forest and encounter mud monsters. When Queen Novo caught Twilight stealing the pearl, the ponies were supposed to be put in seapony jail. There, as I recall, Fluttershy would have befriended the other prisoners and organized a jailbreak, and Applejack would use HONESTY to convince the seaponies to help them. One odd thing about the Movie is that a lot happens, but you're also left wishing a lot more happened still.

    We're one week behind on Fruits Basket, but I elected to only show one episode today and two next time. This episode was interesting mainly for the time spent on just the adults talking. Well, if you can really call any of them but Hattori an adult.

    The first Kaleido Star episode, about Marion, was nice, and featured Leon getting super angry that they dare perform a show for children. Second episode revealed that Leon severely injures all his partners, making me wonder how the hell anyone still hires him. He does this to May, and then Sora trains for a TOURNAMENT ARC. It was a shame to go back to the Leon stuff, but now that he has actual flaws beyond being a jerk and May has been cowed (yes, I get to use that word that way!), maybe both characters will be better.

    The EQG shorts were well received, aside from jokes about how no one cares about filters anymore.

    Also, decided to stop showing YouTube videos after the last show.

    Years ago, ahoy suggested streaming The Breadwinner, but we just sort of forgot until now, so we plan on streaming that on Thursday. It'll probably be the most depressing movie we'll stream.

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    Art dump
    1.:FANART: get out of my room im playing minecraft by ShyShyOctavia on DeviantArt - Celestia and Gamer Luna
    2.Pinkie by hungrysohma16
    3.The Naked Truth by bobthedalek on DeviantArt - Sunburst
    4.Rainbow Horse by Mutant-Horsies on DeviantArt
    5.r by INowISeeI on DeviantArt - Rarity





    1.Fluttershy's presentation by dstears - Description:
    I’m sure everypony has had that nightmare where you have to give a speech in front of a huge crowd, then you look down and find that you are FULLY CLOTHED.
    2.Twilight and her mom, wiping the former's face with a napkin by imalou
    3.Filly Twilight with Celestia by imalou - The book says "Fairy Tails" and not "Fairy Tales", so clearly she's upset about all the friendship based power ups, not knowing her own future.
    4.Gala Night Sunset Shimmer by DragonEmperror2810 on DeviantArt
    5.Nightmare [ATG IX D24] by VanillaGhosties on DeviantArt - Applejack as Apple Jewel





    1.Fluttershy getting a cupcake from Pinkie (Fluttershy X Pinkie) by tn_6_30
    2.Anthro Rarity by potetecyu_to
    3.Starlight, Sunset, Tempest, and Trixie by Andy Price
    4.Moondancer glaring at the sunlight by dstears
    5.Tempest X Glitter Drops (one of her old friends, shown as an adult in the comics) by yakieringi014





    1.MP04 - Grogar by Amarynceus on DeviantArt
    2.Comm: Lamia by Marbola on DeviantArt - Luna as a lamia
    3.Comm: Gorgon by Marbola on DeviantArt - Celestia as a gorgon
    4.Rainbow's gala dress by Margony on DeviantArt
    5.Captain Celaeno by ZidaneMina on DeviantArt





    1.Day 24 - Pony Greatest Fear by SadTrooper on DeviantArt - Celestia and chicken
    2.Disappearing by Zetamad on DeviantArt - Twilight
    3.Happy Tree Friend by Underpable on DeviantArt - Chrysalis and her Evil Twilight Stump
    4.Pinkie Pie Sketch 2 by HitBass on DeviantArt - As a donut pony
    5.Mistmane by Livitoza on DeviantArt





    1.NATG 2019 Day 25 by AmarthGul on DeviantArt - Applejack looking over a landscape
    2.The Legend of Celestia: Breath of the Mild by piripaints - Fluttershy and Angel
    3.Wind Sprint by piripaints
    4.Sunset Shimmer with Sailor Outfit by Anonix123 on DeviantArt
    5.Testing new spells by HananPacha on DeviantArt - Starlight GIF





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    7-25-19 The Breadwinner stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    1. DC Super Hero Girls episode 5 - #AdventuresInBunnysitting
    *. DC Super Hero Girls shorts - #LetThemEatPie
    *. DC Super Hero Girls shorts - #RemoteUncontrolled
    2. The Breadwinner

    The DC Super Hero Girls episode and shorts were well received, though I'm not sure there's that much else I consider worth showcasing. Mainly because not much has released still. BTW, in that first episode, Supergirl says, "Time to take out the adorable trash." This is indeed an MLP reference; MA Larson wrote that SHG episode. Rainbow said this in "Swarm of the Century", referring to the parasprites.

    As for the movie, it was quite good, though heavy enough that there wasn't much chatting. That said, there were lighthearted moments where we felt free to talk spread throughout. I definitely recommend checking it out. If you really need to know, the ending is happy... more or less. Still has America Fuck Yeah coming in to bomb everyone and later presumably be shocked when society in Afghanistan is falling apart and figure it must be innate in the people, but the protagonists escape that. It was interesting to see so many aspects of Indian culture depicted in the Afghanistan setting; the country is right next to that region, but I never thought about it.

    I realized that I should probably stream something to commemorate Kyoto Animation, after the arson, so I plan to stream Liz and the Blue Bird next Thursday. The movie is in the setting of Sound! Euphonium, but it can be watched standalone.

    ~~~

    Good cover, and the added lines work well


    Good PMV. I've posted a couple of their PMVs before, though only one comes out a year or so. Still, it's kind of sad seeing it's their final collaboration.


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    Art dump
    1.Cadance by hungrysohma16
    2.Pinkie by hungrysohma16
    3.Twilight and Pinkie in Japanese dresses by puri__kyua
    4.Twilight and Stygian - Commission by Dragonfoxgirl on DeviantArt
    5.Fluttershy by melliedraws





    1.Good Morning Luna! by LavenderHeartsMLP on DeviantArt
    2.I know this pony meme is too old... by RysunkowaSucharia on DeviantArt - Lyra, Sunset, and Sunset's bra
    3.Rainboom by DDdreamdraw on DeviantArt
    4.She's Quite the Mare by Tijopi on DeviantArt - Rarity and Spike
    5.soarindash by sketch-fluffy on DeviantArt - Soarin' X Rainbow





    1.All Bottled Up by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Starlight
    2.Young Celestia channeling the orks of Warhammer by t72b
    3.Dappled Cadence by Amarynceus on DeviantArt - Cadance
    4.Pinkie Pie (Rakdos) by Janji009 on DeviantArt - The start of a series of art depicting MLP characters as part of Ravnica guilds, from Magic the Gathering
    5.Zecora (Golgari) by Janji009 on DeviantArt





    1.Queen of the Night by Marbola on DeviantArt - Nightmare Moon
    2.Moon Princess by Plainoasis on DeviantArt - Luna
    3.Nyactavia by fearingFun on DeviantArt - Octavia
    4.SombrasJewels by Tsitra360 on DeviantArt - Cadance, Shining Armor, and Flurry Heart are sealed in his jewels
    5.Rarijack | Commission by Shibaroll on DeviantArt





    1.Princess cadence by jayliedoodle on DeviantArt
    2.Fluttershy (Selesnya) by Janji009 on DeviantArt
    3.Rarity (Dimir) by Janji009 on DeviantArt
    4.Clear Sky and Wind Sprint - Mother's Love by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
    5.Twilight rushing to get breakfast by dstears





    1.Dragon Lord Ember [ATG IX D26] by VanillaGhosties on DeviantArt
    2.Chrysalis by hungrysohma16
    3.Gloriosa Daisy seapony by CloudyGlow on DeviantArt
    4.ATG IX 26 Princess Platinum by Coldtrail on DeviantArt - Rarity
    5.Autuum blaze print by Nana-Yuka on DeviantArt





    1.#Heatwave by HiccupsDoesArt on DeviantArt - Twilight is in charge of the sun and has caused the European heat wave while Celestia watches
    2.Lyra (Simic) by Janji009 on DeviantArt - Also Bon Bon
    3.Rainbow Dash (boros) by Janji009 on DeviantArt
    4.Fluttershy Coco Pommel and Marble Pie - Lunch by CyanLightning on DeviantArt - Shy Council meeting
    5.Luna by magnaluna





    1.Solar Queen by Marbola on DeviantArt - Daybreaker
    2.Starlight (pony) with clothes by auropa5
    3.Twilight meets Alphys from Undertale by auropa5
    4.Snoreset Shimmer [ATG IX D28] by VanillaGhosties on DeviantArt - Sunset
    5.Sunsets artwork by TinyBenz on DeviantArt - Sunset making a Twilight Ballerina statue





    1.Fluttershy by Muffinkarton on DeviantArt
    2.Queen of the Night by BegasusTiuBe on DeviantArt - Nightmare Moon
    3.Teapotting by Pony-Berserker on DeviantArt - Discord and Fluttershy
    4.Twilight Sparkle 7 26 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt - EQG
    5.Quicku Dashu by HeavyMetalBronyYeah on DeviantArt - Rainbow in a leopard costume





    1.Joy Ride (COM) by Cabbage-Arts on DeviantArt - Cadance, Shining Armor, and Flurry Heart
    2.K.Hadley on Twitter: "Almost forgot to post today's TBT EG chibi. Twilight! One more to go! https://t.co/Okt0G5MHJC" / Twitter - SciTwi, official fan art
    3.K.Hadley on Twitter: "Also, the final Bulk/Derpy in my files: https://t.co/j0CkjWanLT" / Twitter - EQG, official fan art
    4.Raripunk, Flutterpunk (ponified from EQG), and Punk Twilight by artiks
    5.Queen Chrysalis by Marbola on DeviantArt





    1.Luna by iHeyyasyfox on DeviantArt
    2.Tempest's new horn by DDdreamdraw on DeviantArt - And Pinkie
    3.Starlight and Trixie watching Evangelion by dstears
    4.Starlight Glimmer (izzet) by Janji009 on DeviantArt
    5.Applejack (gruul) by Janji009 on DeviantArt





    1.Starlight by MysteriousShine on DeviantArt - Actually Fluttershy
    2.Twilight Sparkle full body by GaelleDragons on DeviantArt
    3.fluttershy outfit by Noupie on DeviantArt - Maid
    4.Rarity by hungrysohma16
    5.Rarity Kirin Plush by meplushyou on DeviantArt
    6.Lyra Heartstrings (new pattern) by rtry on DeviantArt - Plush





     
    7-28-19 Sunset's Backstage Pass stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Better Together: Find the Magic - video dailymotion
    1. EQG - Sunset's Backstage Pass
    *.My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - The Road Less Scheduled with Celestia (CYOA) - video dailymotion
    2. The Simpsons - Season 19, Episode 14 - Dial "N" for Nerder
    *.Carried Away | A Mickey Mouse Cartoon | Disney Shorts - YouTube
    *.My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - The Road Less Scheduled with Fluttershy (CYOA) - video dailymotion
    3. Fruits Basket - 16
    *.My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - The Last Drop with Sunset Shimmer - video dailymotion
    4. Fruits Basket - 17
    *.My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - The Last Drop with Fluttershy (CYOA) - video dailymotion
    5. Kaleido Star - 37

    The Equestria Girls special was still fun to watch, and the shorts were pretty well received too.

    We watched a Simpsons episode and that Mickey Mouse short in light of Russi Taylor's passing. The Simpsons episode was pretty good, and the short was well received too.

    The two Fruits Baskets episodes covered material not adapted in the first anime with Uotani's backstory, due to it being after the point where that anime ended (and where this first season will probably end). It was good.

    Kaleido Star unfortunately tried to push the idea that no, Leon isn't the jerk for pulling his hands away before catching his partner, his partner is the jerk for thinking he's the one with the problem and not herself. It's pretty dumb. It did give us this GIF though.


    ~~~

    Read this fanfic


    I'm sure a story of Twilight turning into a naga will appeal to some people >_>. But it isn't a lewd story, for the record. Here's a sample.
    The Princess of Night stepped around her shoddy attempt at coiling herself and looped a hoof around Twilight’s ankle. “Let’s try getting you off this floor, then. Somewhere carpeted, I think, will help.”

    “Okay.” Twilight swallowed. “How?”

    “What?”

    “Moving. How?”

    “Er… slithering, I should think.”

    She didn’t get it.

    Twilight fixed her with a meaningful look. “Luna, how do I slither?”

    The mares stared at one another for a moment. Luna let her gaze flick between Twilight, her coils, and the floor.

    “I… is it not simply a sort of…” Luna bit her lip and wiggled her hips. “Sort of thing?”

    Her ears flattening against her mane, Twilight glanced over her shoulder toward the length of her tail and gave it a try.

    A chair burst into splinters against the wall.
    My review; it isn't a twist based story, so I'll just post it straight up.

    I loved Twilight figuring out her new naga body. The descriptions were great and conveyed the character personalities really well. Even though I'm not a huge fan of TwiLuna, I liked them here.

    ~~~

    Some art

    The following are all by 5mmumm5. Twilight isn't here yet.
    1.EQG Fluttershy
    2.EQG Rarity
    3.EQG Pinkie
    4.EQG Rainbow
    5.EQG Applejack
    6.EQG Sunset






    1.Twilight looking for new books by tohupo
    2.f l u t t e r s by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
    3.Rushing to Study by luminaura on DeviantArt - SciTwi
    4.Tempest by ferisae
    5.With love, Twilight Sparkle by AuroraCursed80 on DeviantArt





    1.Gurren Lagann ponies by dstears - Rainbow, Rarity, and Scootaloo
    2.Rarity getting her mouth rudely held close by artguydis
    3.Flutterhy by GingerAdy on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
    4.Pinkie upset about the lack of friendship by corgitheborki
    5.[ mlp/commission ] cute date by adostume on DeviantArt - Sunset and Starlight ponies





    1.Pinkie breaking through the fourth wall by dstears
    2.Rarity with jewelry by pvnix1hkmesynyx
    3.Fluttershy by ThaazminChan on DeviantArt
    4.Giant Tirek by Jowybean on DeviantArt
    5.Humane Seven and Princess Twilight by dcon
    6.Sparkly by AutumnVoyage on DeviantArt - Twilight
    7.Twilight with a Twilight-ass Twilight face by tohupo






     
    8-1-19 Liz and the Blue Bird stream
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    Forgot to mention earlier, but there's a thread for Bronycon

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    Stream followup, we watched
    1. Liz and the Blue Bird

    The stream was looking dire for a while, but 20 minutes in, people did start showing up, so I went ahead with the movie.

    I had seen a lot of anime-tubers hyping the hell out of this movie. While it's certainly a pretty film, with incredibly detailed animation, and it isn't bad or anything, there just isn't much to it, so I found it underwhelming. No one else who watched it was all that impressed either. It was nice to see a movie with a female director and writer and a ton of female staff, though.

    ~~~

    Art dump
    1.Fluttershy with Socks by ButtercupBabyPPG on DeviantArt
    2.Fearsome Pet by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen on DeviantArt - Luna and Tiberius
    3.Rainbow Dash Vector 29 - Books by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
    4.Human Princess Celestia by DJspark3 on DeviantArt
    5.For you by Katakiuchi4U on DeviantArt - Sunset





    1.Libman by Katakiuchi4U on DeviantArt - EQG Pinkie and Fluttershy
    2.THE GIRLS ARE BACK by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Pinkie and Rainbow
    3.Patreon pinup - Fluttershy - remastered by Aomori -- Fur Affinity [dot] net - Anthro
    4.Pinkie Pie (Manga Style) by Banzatou on DeviantArt - EQG
    5.Fluttershy Coco Pommel and Marble Pie - Box by CyanLightning on DeviantArt





    1.Fortnite Dancing Sandbar GIF by sugar morning
    2.Coco Pommel by Darksly-z on DeviantArt
    3.Rainbow Dash sticker by fluffyxai
    4.Twilight Sparkle sticker by fluffyxai
    5.Pinkie Pie sticker by fluffyxai





    1.Applejack sticker by fluffyxai
    2.Rarity sticker by fluffyxai
    3.Starlight sticker by fluffyxai
    4.Fluttershy sticker by fluffyxai
    5.Derpy sticker by fluffyxai





    1.Lyra by AutumnVoyage on DeviantArt
    2.School Twi by Cluvry on DeviantArt
    3.- by Reterica on DeviantArt - Starlight
    4.- by Reterica on DeviantArt - Donut Pony Moondancer
    5.Sunset pony sitting in a box by puetsua





    1.Rainbow and Twilight pushing Applejack onto a plane by tsitra360
    2.Ocellus dancing GIF by sugar morning
    3.Detective Rarity by crimmharmony
    4.Stygian by crimmharmony
    5.THE SPEEDSTER by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Rainbow





    1.Sleepless Rarity by aetherionart
    2.Small Trixie by Puetsua on DeviantArt - And Starlight
    3.Fluffy Rara by kimjoman on DeviantArt - Coloratura
    4.Queen Luna by Marbola on DeviantArt
    5.Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor - Princesses by CyanLightning on DeviantArt - Filly Twilight
    6.Change of Heart by compassrose0425 on DeviantArt - Cadance and Spike, from "The Crystal Empire Part 2"
    7.Crazy Face by compassrose0425 on DeviantArt - Pinkie, from "Too Many Pinkie Pies"







    A bunch of art from Katrina Hadley
    1.K.Hadley on Twitter: "The last of my EG chibi's for TBT: SUNSET SHIMMER! https://t.co/O9GQRBK0Mr" / Twitter
    2.K.Hadley on Twitter: "Ok-it's hella quick and dirty but here's Sunset https://t.co/SrlqLxezuH" / Twitter
    3.K.Hadley on Twitter: "Quick and dirty again. Flash Sentry can't understand why he was so hated. Also I can't draw boys https://t.co/gqLZJmzDS4" / Twitter
    4.K.Hadley on Twitter: "Super fast Derpy https://t.co/21GPw8DMSx" / Twitter
    5.K.Hadley on Twitter: "that stupid face you make when you're putting on lipstick/makeup. Rarity- super quick sketch https://t.co/gxsDKASfVK" / Twitter
    6.K.Hadley on Twitter: "Mini poof hair Pinkie Pie is my Favourite Pinkie Pie: quick and dirty sketch 5 https://t.co/BeFptSnpgg" / Twitter

    [IMGhttps://derpicdn.net/img/2019/8/2/2106748/medium.jpeg] [/IMG]




    And comic
    Why Celestia wears her regalia by hoofclid
     
    8-4-19 The Last Laugh stream
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    Stream followup, I was only around for the first 20 minutes or so. They watched the following episodes.
    1. MLP FiM 213 - Baby Cakes
    2. MLP FiM 519 - The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
    3. MLP FiM 412 - Pinkie Pride
    4. MLP FiM 914 - That's a Laugh

    And the following YouTube videos wherever.
    MLP Animatic - Trixie's Talk Show - Pinkie Pie Interview
    NEW! [MLP Animation] Choose Your Adventure - The Babies are Missing!
    Pinkie Pun (A Comic Dub)
    Love Is A Yummy S'more
    MLP Animatic "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better!" (Pinkie Pie a...

    No Fruits Basket, but everything else went well apparently.

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    OK, only watching part of PONIES The Anthology 7 today.
    I liked the Gamecube falling on Applejack.
    Huh, is this the first time the segment creators were credited at the start?
    Wasn't feeling that Shrek bit at first, but him hitting Pinkie with the bathroom door got me.
    Glad someone made a joke about Applejack throwing that granny from that EQG short.
    I love that Pinkie Mario 64 bit, especially with that stairs glitch.
    That Bojack Horseman Big Mac section is well done.
    In general, I'm surprised by the number of Equestria Girls clips.
    This Steins;Gate ponified intro is nice.
    Rainbow ZA WARUDOing is good
    Hey, Pop Team Epic
    Seeing more of Button's Mom was surprisingly nice (even for a joke segment). Oh, and Button was there too.
    Stopping at 50 minutes... and ending on a "peeved" joke, nice.

    ~~~

    Based on a listing on the front page of FiMFiction, I read two seemingly RariTwi fics by Transanity
    A Rarilight Obsession
    This was a nice story, and I liked Rarity helping Twilight through her mental block. Though I think you'll upset people by having Rarilight in the title but not actually going through with it :P . BTW, there are a bunch of formatting issues you should probably address.

    Freudian Ship
    This story started off cute. In theory, I don't have a problem with the story ending with unrequited love, but I think Rarity continuing to flirt with Twilight despite knowing she isn't interested and won't be interested, with her getting visibly uncomfortable, makes her look pretty bad. Other than that aspect, I enjoyed it.

    So yeah, all of the RariTwi fics actually involve unrequited love, specifically with Twilight being straight. This applies to the other longer one, that I haven't fully read, too.

    ~~~

    Art dump

    1.Twilight by snowillusory
    2.Rarity by snowillusory
    3.Rainbow by snowillusory
    4.Pinkie by snowillusory
    5.Fluttershy by snowillusory





    1.Applejack by snowillusory
    2.Celestia by snowillusory
    3.Luna by snowillusory
    4.Disco Party by Xjenn9 on DeviantArt - EQG Princess Twilight, Starlight, and Sunset
    5.Rainbow by nota_mano





    1.Pure love by Duvivi on DeviantArt - (IDW comics) Somba X Radiant Hope
    2.EQG Trixie by tohupo
    3.Stop staring. by Timkaa on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and cat
    4.Bronycon Madness by pridark on DeviantArt - Twilight, Spike, Pinkie, and Rainbow
    5.Trixie and Starlight by leslers





    1.FlutterShy 8 3 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt
    2.:3 by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt - Luna
    3.Celestia by magnaluna
    4.EQG Pinkie by 5mmumm5
    5.Cutie Pies by MiriamDott on DeviantArt - Pinkie and Human Pinkie; this artist hasn't drawn anything pony before





    1.Svengallop (Commission) by ChibaDeer on DeviantArt
    2.Luna and octopus by darkest-lunar-flower
    3.Sunny day by AlexBlueBird on DeviantArt - Limestone
    4.Fear To Soar by CastASpellLiana on DeviantArt - Twilight and Rainbow, story in the description
    5.Human Fluttergoth by ceitama





    1.Two peas in the pod by uotapo on DeviantArt - Sunset and Pinkie EQG
    2.Actual friend by uotapo on DeviantArt - Above but with Pinkie's replacement doll for Sunset
    3.Fluttershy's song by freeedon on DeviantArt
    4.long trip by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Mane Six
    5.Sunset Shredder by Pirill-Poveniy on DeviantArt - Based on the IDW comic





    1.Andy Price @BronyCon on Twitter: "The Sisters are always a joy ⁦@mouthnoize⁩ ⁦@StTabitha⁩ ⁦@BronyCon⁩ #bronycon2019 #mlp https://t.co/u51m9RKbL7" / Twitter - Luna grumpy during Daylight Savings, according to Celestia
    2.mlpxjojos by Wintah33 on DeviantArt - Mane Six dressed as Jojos
    3.Andy Price @BronyCon on Twitter: "One of the preorder commissions for @BronyCon , Tempest v Twilight! #mlp https://t.co/7IPTpSSg35" / Twitter
    4.Ladybugs by CastASpellLiana on DeviantArt - Filly Twilight, Twilight Velvet, Shining Armor, and a ladybug
    5.hey broskis,, by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Twilight




     
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    8-8-19 Madoka and Infinity Train start stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following
    1. Infinity Train - 1-2 - The Grid Car / The Beach Car
    2. Madoka Magica - 1
    3. Madoka Magica - 2
    *.Morning Rescue: Japanese Commercial/Ad - YouTube
    4. Madoka Magica - 3
    *.Morning Rescue: Japanese Commercial/Ad - YouTube

    I think this is the show-only weekday stream I've enjoyed most. Infinity Train is good, and revisiting Madoka for the first time since the first fansubs came out, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it still was. The art, the music, the story, the characters, the music, the music. I even liked the dub, which I was led to believe was weaker than it was. Plus we had a couple people in the stream who hadn't seen the show before and were making guesses about how it was going to progress, which is fun. I really forgot how much I liked Madoka Magica.

    Also included the absolutely necessary Morning Rescue commercials. The story of Morning Rescue is that the fan subs left that commercial in for episode 2, and the response was positive enough to be included in most every episode after. Even if that commercial didn't actually air for that episode in Japan.

    Funnily enough, the two shows had a repeated theme that you shouldn't trust cats.

    ~~~

    There's a ton of videos to post. Not going to bother embedding any of them.

    PMVs, all of which are pretty good

    Bonus animatic for the MLP Count of Monte Cristo series, though using a song from Moulin Rouge.

    Eurobeat Brony returns with a new remix of Discord!

    Years later, a new remix of Twilight sweeping in "The Saddle Row Review"

    A new "Different View of..." video that follows a caterpillar during a fight between ponies. It was hard to tell what was happening until I read the description, especially since the thumbnail showcased Trixie.

    And though not complete, this animation is really impressive
     
    8-11-19 2, 4, 6, Greaaat stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following
    *.MLP:FIM [Animation] "Ponyville's Incident" - YouTube
    1. MLP:FiM - 410 - Rainbow Falls
    *.'Sic Skateboard' Original Short MLP : Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    2. MLP:FiM - 618 - Buckball Season
    *.Everypony plays sports games [Animation] - YouTube
    3. MLP:FiM - 915 - 2, 4, 6, Greaaat
    *."Run to Break Free" (ft. Rainbow Dash) Music Video 🎶 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    4. Fruits Basket - 18
    *.My Little Pony Season 4 Credits (with CBS Sports NASCAR Theme 1998) - YouTube
    5. Kaleido Star - 38
    *.PMV: Sports Go Sports - YouTube
    6. Kaleido Star - 39

    Three episodes of Rainbow being a jerk. "Rainbow Falls" still isn't good outside of the cheerleaders and Derpy returning (which I had forgotten about). "Buckball Season" was cute for Fluttershy and Pinkie, but then Rainbow and Applejack brought the mood down for a bit. My opinion on "2, 4, 6, Greaaat" are the same.

    Fruits Basket 18 was well received, and when it got to the audio preview of 19 at the end, people understood why I was skipping it.

    Kaleido Star 38 and 39 featured an acrobatics competition, and then Sora realizing this is dumb and dropping out, which I was happy about. Hopefully now that Sora doesn't think she has to do all this, we start to get a lighter tone again and we don't have to deal with Leon's shit as much.

    ~~~

    Nice remix, and impressive that this is still getting remixes

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    Art dump
    1.Princess Twilight into the NieR world by AmarthGul on DeviantArt - Humanized... or robotized
    2.Magic lesson by freeedon on DeviantArt - Twilight
    3.Gallus by Silent-Shadow-Wolf on DeviantArt
    4.Bunny Kigurumi Fluttershy by PhoenixPeregrine on DeviantArt
    5.That Floaty Feeling by Creeate97 on DeviantArt - Tempest X Twilight





    1.Look what I've found by Laptop-pone on DeviantArt - Starlight
    2.Fluttershy Super Crown costume - New Super Mario U by PyroPk on DeviantArt
    3.Rainbow Dash 8 9 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt
    4.Karaoke Night by VanillaGhosties on DeviantArt - Sunset
    5.This Day Aria by sirSkipper on DeviantArt - Cadance and Chrysalis disguised as Cadance





    1.Underwater Pinkie, by Auroriia on DeviantArt
    2.Scales Vs Ember by Darksly-z on DeviantArt
    3.Request by TingSan on DeviantArt - Twilight preparing for a wedding, with Rarity and the Cutie Mark Crusaders helping
    4.Angel and Shy by CuddleLamb on DeviantArt - Fluttershy and Angel as Sam & Max
    5.Celestia and Twilight cuddling by yoditax





    1.Magical Girl Twilight by moh_mlp2
    2.SciTwi by unknown artist
    3.Celestia and Luna hugging with Luna playing a prank by darkest-lunar-flower
    4.Luna asked who best pony is by Andy Price
    5.A Curious Rarity by GSphere on DeviantArt





    1.In Wonderland by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Bunch of characters EQG
    2.Sea Swirl by Vird-Gi on DeviantArt
    3.Fillydelphian Holiday by uotapo on DeviantArt - Ocellus and Smolder out shopping, also has Mina from the comics
    4.Starlight in a dress by yakieringi014 - The dialogue is all "Glimmer!" and "Cute!"
    5.Twilight hugging Trixie, Moondancer, Sunset, and Starlight by yeppoh





    1.Night falls by BegasusTiuBe on DeviantArt - Nightmare Moon
    2.Celestia telling Twilight that she WILL play her part by dstears
    3.Special outfit by freeedon on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
    4.Luna by annakitsun3
    5.Celestia by annakitsun3
    6.RPG Fluttershy by Maron-art on DeviantArt - Humanized





     
    8-15-19 Twelve Forever stream
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    Stream followup. We watched the following.
    1. Twelve Forever - 1 - Birthday Forever
    2. Infinity Train - 3-4 - The Corgi Car / The Crystal Car
    3. Madoka Magica - 4
    4. Madoka Magica - 5

    The first episode of Twelve Forever wasn't well received. It definitely felt like Adventure Time but without understanding of what made that show work.

    Infinity Train was much better received, in contrast. Between the original airing last week, me watching it with other people earlier this week, and the stream, this is my third time watching these episodes, and they're still good.

    Madoka Magica featured the introduction of Kyoko, Sayaka becoming a magical girl, and the fallout of episode 3. Not quite as exciting as the previous ones, but I know good stuff is coming up. I got some questions in the chat that... will get answered later >_>

    ~~~

    Read two fanfics recently

    Yup, a Sunset X Wallflower ship fic. It's pretty fluffy, with a cathartic confrontation with bad parents. Here's my review.
    That was a sweet story. I hadn't thought of the sort of home life Wallflower could have had.

    And an older story

    That was a good story. The descriptions of Death were great and I found (the perspective character)'s interactions with him interesting. I'm not sure it really needed to be a mystery who the perspective character is, but given that, you handled the reveal well.

    ~~~

    Art dump
    1.Marble Pie Vector 5 - Punk Mare by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
    2.Gabby with an egg looking for Gallus by tinkponypie
    3.Twilight in stocking by kinnachan456 on DeviantArt
    4.Sporty Sparkle by mazzianz on DeviantArt - Twilight, artist forgot wings
    5.Twilight Sparkle Sketch 2 by HitBass on DeviantArt - Maid





    1.Fluttershy by Koviry on DeviantArt
    2.Twilight Sparkle Magic Staff by SadTrooper on DeviantArt
    3.Sunbursty by TehShockwave on DeviantArt
    4.Tons of characters and scenes from throughout the show by mewy101
    5.Twilight Sparkle by DDdreamdraw on DeviantArt





    1.Bad Starlight by Faline-art on DeviantArt
    2.Dash by Marbola on DeviantArt - Rainbow
    3.Cadance pizza delivery delivering to Chrysalis by Andy Price
    4.Lemon zest (as female Thor) by iojknmiojknm on DeviantArt
    5.Smiling Twilight by DrakeSparkle44 on DeviantArt




     
    8-18-19 A Trivial Pursuit stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'Friendship Math' Exclusive Short 📝 - YouTube
    1. FiM - 220 - It's About Time
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls Season 1 - 'Stressed in Show' 😩 You Choose the Ending - YouTube
    *.Choose Fluttershy - YouTube
    2. FiM - 703 - A Flurry of Emotions
    *.Choose Rainbow Dash - YouTube
    3. FiM - 916 - A Trivial Pursuit
    *.Choose Pinkie Pie - YouTube
    4. Fruits Basket - 20
    *.'Twilight Under the Stars' Original Short 🌟 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.'Schedule Swap' Original Short ✏ MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.'Reboxing w/ Spike' Original Short 💎 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.'Street Magic w/ Trixie!' Original Short 🎩 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.Equestria Girls | Street Magic With Trixie | Animatic Leak Short | EXCLUSIVE - YouTube
    5. Kaleido Star - 40
    *.'Five Stars' Original Short 🥞 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    6. Kaleido Star - 41

    There were a bunch of shorts before Kaleido Star to buy time for someone getting back in time.

    Not only does every FiM episode involve both Twilight and Pinkie, but for the most part, so does every EQG short. All three episodes also involve visibly growling stomachs. And the first two episodes both involve gags or aside references that turn out to have major lore implications. "It's About Time" has time travel, Cerberus, and Tartarus. "A Flurry of Emotions" gives Grogar's backstory, which is something that many stream viewers had forgotten about. Anyway, those episodes were still good.

    As for "A Trivial Pursuit", I enjoyed it more the second time around.

    Fruits Basket introduced Gaslight Lad, aka Hiro the sheep. Not a super interesting episode, but it was nice to see Hiro come around on Tohru as the episode went on. And we get a reminder that Akito is a bit messed up.

    Kaleido Star featured Sora getting her groove back and deciding she doesn't want to compete for roles anymore. And this ends up super pissing off May and turning Leon into a crazy person. Layla continues to not be a great mentor and blames Sora for how those two are acting. And apparently Layla is 17, which is super ???. Anyway, we're in the final stretch. I suppose we'll have to figure out a substitute for this at some point.
     
    8-22-19 Mao Mao stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    1. Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart - 1 - I Love You Mao Mao (15 minutes)
    2. Mao Mao - 7 - Not Impressed (15 minutes)
    3. Infinity Train - 5-6 - The Cat's Car / The Unfinished Car
    4. Madoka Magica - 6
    *.Morning Rescue: Japanese Commercial/Ad - YouTube
    5. Madoka Magica - 7
    *.Morning Rescue: Japanese Commercial/Ad - YouTube

    Mao Mao was pretty well received. I'm watching the show, so I skipped ahead to the first episode after the first that I thought was interesting, with the mention of Mao Mao's family and the pretty great ending.

    Infinity Train was well received too.

    And then Madoka had Sayaka suffering. But Kyubey insists it's fine, so it is. Looking forward to the next set of episodes.

    ~~~

    Stream announcement! We're watching the following.


    1. FiM - 515 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
    2. FiM - 714 - Fame and Misfortune
    3. FiM - 917 - The Summer Sun Setback
    4. Fruits Basket - 21
    5. G1 - 51-54 - The Quest of the Princess Ponies

    This G1 story features a surfing lava monster.


    EDIT: Oh whoops completely forgot to mention that we're watching Kaleido Star 42-43 at 11 AM PT to accommodate its regular watchers.

    ~~~

    Cute Fluttervideo
     
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    8-25-19 The Summer Sun Setback stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following
    0. Kaleido Star 42-43

    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks EXCLUSIVE Short - "Hamstocalypse Now" - YouTube
    1. FiM - 515 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
    *.My Little Frozen: In Summer (MLP:PMV) - YouTube
    2. FiM - 714 - Fame and Misfortune
    *.PMV - Summer Sun Celebration - YouTube
    3. FiM - 917 - The Summer Sun Setback
    *.Summer's Over "MLP ANIMATION" - YouTube
    4. Fruits Basket - 21
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks EXCLUSIVE Short - "Player Piano" - YouTube
    5. G1 - 51-54 - The Quest of the Princess Ponies

    Kaleido Star had Leon injure himself in the first episode, but the second episode was full of excitement with Mr. Policeman needing help with love and Sora rediscovering her love for gymnastics when she's held hostage during a bank robbery. That was the best episode in a while.

    The MLP episodes were good. Given what's been done with Luna before and after, "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?" really stands out. Just the idea that Luna could incidentally create a monster that could destroy Equestria is something we don't see from the princesses elsewhere. At the time, it was a big disappointment that the Mane Six dreams weren't more interesting, but that wasn't really the focus of the episode, so eh.

    I had forgotten a fair amount of "Fame and Misfortune", including the odd detail of the Friendship Journal being badly damaged at the start. I place the blame solely on Applejack. I like the episode, especially for the song, and for, well


    "The Summer Sun Setback" was still good.

    Fruits Basket contained TERROR as the Yuki Fanclub visited Hanajima's house, which was fun.

    And then a surprising number of people showed up for the G1 story, which featured freaking JAMES EARL JONES as a lava demon named Lavan. And yes they used the word demon. He also sings in it. And as the story goes on, he exchanges lava for fabulous rainbows. It was a pretty fast paced and eventful story, making it probably the best one we've streamed.

    ~~~

    This is a thing
     
    8-29-19 101 Dalmatian Street stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following on Thursday.
    1. 101 Dalmatian Street - 1-2 - Dog's Best Friend / Boom Night
    2. Infinity Train - 7-8 - The Chrome Car / The Ball Pit Car
    3. Madoka Magica - 8
    *.Fluttershy Middle - YouTube
    4. Madoka Magica - 9
    *.Morning Rescue rescues Sayaka Miki from her tragic fate *SPOILERS* - YouTube

    101 Dalmatian Street is one of those series that aired some episodes outside the US, but has been saved for Disney+ in the US. It's... very loud. Not a single moment goes by without something happening. Ironically the most quiet moment is when the dogs are watching fireworks. It's a shame it's so hard to watch, because the art and animation is pretty good.

    Both Infinity Train and Madoka featured despair, and they were good. Kyubey getting shot up especially had a big reaction. And yes, I did let Dog Day go ahead knowing what would happen in Infinity Train. It turned out to be a secret cat day after Kyubey was perfectly fine after being shot up.

    ~~~

    Stream announcement, we're watching the following.
    1. MLP:FiM - 407 - Bats!
    2. MLP:FiM - 705 - Fluttershy Leans In
    3. MLP:FiM - 918 - She Talks to Angel
    4. Fruits Basket - 22
    5. Kaleido Star - 44
    6. Kaleido Star - 45

    Have to watch "Fluttershy Leans In" eventually, so might as well watch it with the episode that follows it up. Fruits Basket 22 features Hana (psychic girl) backstory, though as a heads up, this episode features on-screen depiction of pretty intense bullying. Like girls holding Hana down and then sticking a lit match into her arm.
     
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.D'awgonborn - YouTube
    1. MLP:FiM - 407 - Bats!
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls Season 1 - 'Fluttershy's Butterflies' 🦋 Exclusive Short - YouTube
    *.Choose Applejack - YouTube
    2. MLP:FiM - 705 - Fluttershy Leans In
    *.Choose Rainbow Dash - YouTube
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'Unsolved Selfie Mysteries' Exclusive Short 🕵 - YouTube
    3. MLP:FiM - 918 - She Talks to Angel
    *.Choose DJ Pon-3 - YouTube
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'So Much More to Me' Official Music Video 🎤 - YouTube
    4. Fruits Basket - 22
    *.'Best in Show: The Pre-Show' Original Short 🐩 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    5. Kaleido Star - 44
    *.'Best in Show: The Victory Lap' Original Short 🏆 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    6. Kaleido Star - 45

    "Bats!" was fun, aside from the issue of Applejack and Fluttershy's conflict being resolved off screen. Amazing how this episode launched and continues to launch so much fan art.

    "Fluttershy Leans In" has a nice ending, but otherwise it's a padded episode that has odd things to say about planning a project and working with contractors.

    "She Talks to Angel" was still alright.

    Fruits Basket was good, though it was weird how Hana's psychic powers are a more prominent supernatural factor than the actual zodiac. Well, that should be fixed by the end of this season.

    Kaleido Star changed the OP to have Leon smile, which means... something I guess. The episodes were fun, but then Sora suddenly decided she wants to do the REAL Angel's Maneuver which I guess she didn't do before. (shrug)

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    9-5-19 Infinity Train and Madoka finales stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following
    1. Infinity Train - 9-10 - The Past Car / The Engine (END)
    2. Madoka Magica - 10
    3. Madoka Magica - 11
    4. Madoka Magica - 12 (END)

    People mentioned Infinity Train could have used more episodes, since they wanted to spend more time with this set of characters. Personally, I think the series was fine for that, but I wouldn't have minded two more one-off episodes. In any case, I think we'll see the non-Tulip in season 2, including Mirror Tulip.

    The response to the last Madoka episodes was great, especially Homura's backstory and God Madoka. The entire thing with historical figures being magical girls still loses me, though. People requested the movie (or more accurately Movie 3) for next week.

    ~~~

    Art dump
    1.Twilight witch by angrygem / frgtmenot_mind
    2.Luna by frgtmenot_mind
    3.Cadance by pesty_skillengton
    4.Filly Twilight and Twilight Velvet by mysticalpha
    5.Sunset angel by Avrameow on DeviantArt





    1.Luna by colorfulcolor233
    2.Rarity by Arcane-Thunder on DeviantArt
    3.Mane Six hug by xieyanbbb
    4.Twilight body pillow by hioshiru - Nice design for Twilight and not that suggestive
    5.Andy Price @DragonCon Atlanta on Twitter: "Thanos who? A Storm King request at @DragonCon ! #mlp #DragonCon2019 #marvel #InfinityWar https://t.co/9LuOZiPy6C" / Twitter





    1.Fluttershy by mirroredsea
    2.As God is My Witness I Thought Dragons Could Fly by andypriceart on DeviantArt - Twilight and Spike
    3.Flurry Heart by Marbola on DeviantArt - Older
    4.Love birds by Marbola on DeviantArt - Bon Bon and Lyra
    5.Discord by Marbola on DeviantArt





    1.Ember by snow angel
    2.Flurry Heart by snow angel
    3.Princess Skystar by snow angel
    4.EQG Pinkie with Pokemon by puri__kyua
    5.EQG Fluttershy with Pokemon by puri__kyua





    1.EQG Rainbow and Applejack looking at a cellphone by dcon
    2.Maud by mirroredsea
    3.Younger Granny Smith by snow angel
    4.Rarity by snow angel
    5.Twilight teaching a class of OCs by sharedast





    And comics
    S8M The Throne Room by doubleWbrothers on DeviantArt

    EQG Applejack and Rainbow comic by dcon page 1
    Page 2
    Page 3


     
    9-8-19 Dragon Dropped stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following
    *.Shine Like Rarity - YouTube
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'Lost and Found' Exclusive Short ⚓ - YouTube
    1. FiM - 413 - Simple Ways
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'The Other Side' ft. Rarity 💎 Official Music Video - YouTube
    2. FiM - 706 - Forever Filly
    *.'FOMO' Original Short 🔎 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    3. FiM - 919 - Dragon Dropped
    *.Do It For the Ponygram!📱MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    4. Fruits Basket - 23
    *.'Inclement Leather' 🤩 You Choose the Ending | MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.Choose Applejack - YouTube
    5. Kaleido Star - 46
    *.Choose Twilight Sparkle - YouTube
    *.Choose Vignette - YouTube
    6. Kaleido Star - 47

    Much more so than I realized when I made this schedule, the Pony section was all Rarity getting upset that someone is ignoring her, with even the EQG short "FOMO" fitting into this.

    I enjoyed all the MLP episodes, but I've always liked "Forever Filly" more than many people here. I had forgotten several details of both older episodes. The framing of setting up a celebration in the first, and all the stuff with the dog in the latter in particular.

    Fruits Basket didn't have much happen aside from Kagura returning, but that's to provide the calm before the storm in the upcoming season finale two-parter.

    About Kaleido Star, I thought the past episodes were all about Sora deciding all this competition and special move stuff was dumb, but that hobo just had to bring up the Angel's Maneuver... and yeah, apparently the Legendary Maneuver is baby stuff no one cares about. Good dogs though.

    ~~~



    Silver Quill put out a nice video looking back on the end of Digimon 02 and how he and other members of the fandom reacted, and what that means for the FiM fandom. There are zero season 9 spoilers, even of episodes that aired in the US.



    Nice remix of a song using show clips.

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    1.Princess Luna - Mlp Next Gen by SugaryIceCreamMlp on DeviantArt
    2.Trixie3 by Hierozaki on DeviantArt
    3.BigT by Pony-Way on DeviantArt - Twilight
    4.MLP FIM - Twilight Sparkle Angry by Joakaha on DeviantArt
    5.Peekaboo in clouds by freeedon on DeviantArt - Vapor Trail





    1.Anthro Mane Six by moh_mlp2
    2.Anthro Twilight by moh_mlp2
    3.Love by iHeyyasyfox on DeviantArt - Lyra and Bon Bon
    4.Autumn Blaze by zakro
    5.Commission: Slap! by DANMAKUMAN on DeviantArt - Sunny Flare slapping EQG Rarity





    1.Mane Six and Spike show ending by hiccupsdoesart
    2.Wallflower Blush pony by erufi
    3.Mane Six and Spike celebrating season 3 coming to Japan by erufi
    4.T50 by Hierozaki on DeviantArt - Twilight
    5.Eye contact by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt - Luna riding Twilight to reach Celestia's eye level





    1.Student Six #296 by Sintakhra on DeviantArt - Silverstream helping Yona swim
    2.Twilight Sparkle by CCKittyCreative on DeviantArt
    3.The Throne of Discord by DinaKyo on DeviantArt - Anthro Fluttershy X Discord
    4.Bevin's Scribbles — “Forgiveness” Because I need to believe we can... - Sunset and Flash Sentry friends



     
    9-12-19 Madoka movie stream
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    Stream followup, we watched Madoka Magica the not recap movie. I enjoyed it, but a couple of people who wanted to watch it missed the stream for various reasons, so I'll restream the movie perhaps next week. Thus, I'll save a more detailed review for then.

    ~~~




    May or may not be in the final game.

    ~~~


    Read this fanfic about an OC changeling working undercover as a pony around the time of "A Canterlot Wedding", and it was pretty good, especially for a first time writer. Here are the reviews I posted as it went along.

    Great first chapter! And good job with making things seem normal but with lines that mean more than they seem when you know what's going on. Interesting idea with changelings having designated love collectors. It makes a lot of sense with how many there are. I did notice a mistake, which I'll PM you about.
    Aww, they make a sweet couple. Well done writing their interactions.
    Good chapter. I wonder what role these other changelings will play in the future.

    Also somehow missed that this didn't take place in Canterlot until now >_>
    Finally finished this. Good job on this story! I usually don't like OC-based stories, but you did well making me care about the characters. I notice a hint of Mistborn with the discussion of how emotion sensing and manipulation is something everyone does in some sense.


    New chapter for this, "Interlude ??? - Apple Crisp's Long Night [Unpublished draft]"
    Neat to see a story from that time period. That was pretty intense. I admit I couldn't remember when Apple Crisp was alive until Shining Armor came in.

    ~~~

    1.the rise of Starlight Glimmer by MirtaSH on DeviantArt - Alicorn and crazy
    2.mlem? by HeavyMetalBronyYeah on DeviantArt - Rainbow Dash
    3.Yay birdo [redraw] by RysunkowaSucharia on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
    4.Pinkie Pie by Ramufuu on DeviantArt
    5.Fluttershy X Discord by khilx





    1.Twi's Dawn by Lou1911 on DeviantArt
    2.Glitter Shell (trans girl Snails) by kryptchild
    3.Art by Sofiko-ko on DeviantArt - Flash Magnus
    4.Love Stuff by Loryska on DeviantArt - Vapor Trail X Lightning Dust; Big Mac X Sky Stinger; Trixie X Twilight; Autumn Blaze X Tree Hugger
    5.Hello Pinkie by TamaBel on DeviantArt





    1.MLP - Princess Twilight Sparkle by RingTeam on DeviantArt - Humanized
    2.Pinkie and Pinkamena Human and Pony by vdru7
    3.Pinkie and Pinkamena Human and Pony party by vdru7
    4.Blue Moon by Livitoza on DeviantArt - Twilight
    5.Fluttershort by RhythmPixel on DeviantArt - Fluttershy with short hair




     
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    9-15-19 A Horse Shoe-In stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.'Wake-Up Shake-Up' 💤 You Choose the Ending | MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.Choose Rainbow Dash - YouTube
    1. FiM - 307 - Wonderbolt Academy
    *.Choose Applejack - YouTube
    *.MLP: Friendship is Magic - Best Gift Ever! 🎁 'Triple Pony Dare Ya 😏' Official Short - YouTube
    2. FiM - 709 - Honest Apple
    *.Choose Pinkie Pie - YouTube
    *.MLP: Friendship is Magic - 'Teacher of the Month' 🍎 Official Short - YouTube
    3. FiM - 920 - A Horse Shoe-In
    *.DIY w/ Applejack' Original Short 🛠 MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    4. DC Super Hero Girls - 20-21 - DC Super Hero Boys
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'Blue Crushed aka "Baewatch"' Exclusive Short 🏄 - YouTube
    5. DuckTales 2017 - 219 - A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'Turf War' Exclusive Short 🌊 - YouTube

    Only one other person was in the stream, so I chose not to stream Fruits Basket, along with Kaleido Star.

    "Wonderbolt Academy" had some fun aspects, but it's a confused and bloated episode. "Honest Apple" has fun side characters and that Rarity guitar scene, but Applejack ruins this episode so much that it might straight up be my vote for worst episode of the show.

    The shorts I ran were also on the weak end, so really, I don't blame people for bailing.

    "A Horse Shoe-In" was still good, along with the other two non-MLP shows.

    Not quite sure how I'll handle Fruits Basket and Kaleido Star. I'll probably just air one Fruits Basket episode next time; not like there's a real drive to be up to date with it.

    ~~~

    Since I keep track of these, MLP thread in EtcetEra

    ~~~

    Art dump
    1.Birds been Talking | InuHoshi on Patreon - Angel as Fluttershy
    2.Twilight booping Tempest by mangoshibi
    3.j-just kiss already! by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Rarity kissing Applejack
    4.SciTwi and Sunset getting coffee 1 by 5mmumm5
    5.SciTwi and Sunset getting coffee 2 by 5mmumm5





    1.Fluttershy by dstears
    2.FA: The Crystal Family by SilentWolf-Oficial on DeviantArt - Cadance, Shining Armor, and Flurry Heart
    3.Little Witch Twilight by Empyu on DeviantArt - Filly
    4.Petunia Petals by shadowreindeer
    5.Starlight X Sunburst by cupcakebunny03 on DeviantArt





    1.Bad Student V.2 by Yakovlev-vad on DeviantArt - Starlight
    2.EQG#1 by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Applejack and Rarity
    3.EQG#2 by LooknamTCN on DeviantArt - Sunset and Rainbow
    4.Pinkie by kyrgyzpopstar
    5.Shimmy by AutumnVoyage on DeviantArt - Sunset





    1.What' ya doing? by Lorenz3 on DeviantArt - Pinkie and Twilight
    2.Forever friends, by Auroriia on DeviantArt - Mane Six and Spike
    3.Fluttershy by hawthornss
    4.Twilight witch GIF original by angrygem / frgtmenot_mind and animated by szafir87
    5.Barley and Pickle Barrel by GingerAle2016 on DeviantArt - Plushies




     
    9-19-19 Madoka movie stream 2
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    Stream followup, we watched the Madoka movie (that isn't a recap) again, and we had many more people this time around, which was good.

    The movie is visually very impressive, including a very stylish transformation sequence and fantastic looking battles. The beginning section of the movie was focused on showing us what this alternate reality is like, and it can be a bit hard to grasp what's going on with a first watch if you don't already know you're supposed to be confused. Plus there's that weird song section. The actual story starts shortly after that, and it's pretty intriguing. I love the concept of Kyubey deciding to put Homura in a sealed space to see what happens when she turns into a witch but the process gets frozen, and to capture Madoka, and this led to great imagery like the sky breaking apart, revealing a bunch of seemingly giant Kyubeys peeking in. The, we get to the actual ending. If there's a followup, then I really am fine with the direction they took the characters. But if there is none, then yeah, this is a pretty bad ending. It's one that can be pretty safely ignored, though.

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    1.Princess twilight v2 by Pillonchou on DeviantArt
    2.Cadance - Ah, I see you're a shipper of culture as well by ljdamz1119
    3.Nep and Shy by YinglongFujun on DeviantArt - Fluttershy meets Neptunia (the anime girl of a fake game console from the series of the same name)
    4.Princess Purple Smart by Pajama-Ham on DeviantArt - Twilight
    5.Rarity X Twilight chin lift by lilfunkman





    1.KFAKSK???? KFKFGLSSKF????? by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Rainbow
    2.Patreon Reward: Maid by pridark on DeviantArt - Maid Celestia
    3.Flutter by Flora-GlassYT on DeviantArt
    4.Clear Sky by moonseeker
    5.Emo phase Lunar by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt




     
    9-22-19 Daring Doubt stream
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    Stream followup
    *.Love Like Fluttershy - YouTube
    1. FiM - 310 - Keep Calm and Flutter On
    *.[MLP Comic Dub] Fluttershy's Anti-Adventures #16 (comedy/cute) - YouTube
    *.Different View of Shyness [MLP animation or PMV ?] - YouTube
    2. FiM - 524 - The Hooffields and McColts
    *.When Two Fluttershys Collide (Animation) - YouTube
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls - 'Outtakes' Exclusive Short 🎥 - YouTube
    3. FiM - 921 - Daring Doubt
    *.'Lost and Pound' 🐶 You Choose the Ending | MLP: Equestria Girls Season 2 - YouTube
    *.Choose Spike - YouTube
    *.Choose Rarity - YouTube
    *.Choose Fluttershy - YouTube
    4. Fruits Basket - 24
    *.[PMV] - The Garden - YouTube
    5. Kaleido Star - 48
    *."Knuckles and Fluttershy" Comic (ENG DUB) - YouTube
    6. Kaleido Star - 49

    This was the most attended stream in a while.

    "Keep Calm and Flutter On" is still an odd episode, particularly for Discord's sudden change of heart at the end. It is still entertaining, though. And as we learned by the next season, Discord didn't quite make a 180.

    "The Hooffields and McColts" was always underrated. It's still good.

    I still like "Daring Doubt", and it was pretty popular in the stream, despite the BOTH SIDES jokes.

    Fruits Basket covered what the first anime covered in its last two episodes. It was good.

    Kaleido Star featured intense training and people becoming demons or something. Apparently Sora's idea for ending competition is to be better than EVERYONE. Also Layla's back. Episodes were good.

    ~~~

    Halloween streams are coming up. Here are the suggestions so far:
    Shiki (22 episode anime, just starting and will see if want to continue)
    Perflect Blue (anime movie)
    Angry Beavers - The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up (cartoon)
    Ghost Stories (anime, select episodes)
    X-Files - Jose Chung's From Space (live action)
    The Addams Family (live action movie)
    Hell Girl (anime, select episodes)
    Supernatural - Scooby Natural (cartoon episode of live action show)

    EDIT:
    Amazing World of Gumballs Halloween Special from last year (The Ghouls)
    OK KO's one that brought back the Ghoul School from Scooby Doo
    Maybe one of the Bob's Burger's Halloween specials
    Regular Show with one of their Terror Tales from the Park

    ~~~

    I read this fic.


    My review
    That was a sweet story. It had a familiar (and yes, show-like) structure, and it worked well with that.

    ~~~

    1.EQG Princess Twilight interrupted from eating a book I guess by stone
    2.Marble by Flora-GlassYT on DeviantArt
    3.Rainbow X Applejack by nota_mano
    4.Sunset by shadowreindeer
    5.Twilight by magentell





    1.Spike and Smolder by 22dots22 / gloomy-doom
    2.Sunset Shimmer day by RobbieCave on DeviantArt - EQG and pony
    3.it she the wingless alicorn by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Unicorn Twilight
    4.Tempest Shadow by Flora-GlassYT on DeviantArt
    5.Percussionists by dustyMunji on DeviantArt - EQG Pinkie and Fluttershy (latter with wings)




     
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    9-26-19 Booksmart stream
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    Stream followup.

    On Thursday, we watched the live action movie Booksmart. All except one person in the stream had seen it before. On first watch, I liked the movie a lot, but I've cooled down on it a fair bit and just found it OK with this viewing, which the person who hadn't seen it before thought too.

    ~~~

    Stream announcement, tomorrow we're watching the following.


    1. FiM - 206 - The Cutie Pox
    2. FiM - 419 - For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils
    3. FiM - 922 - Growing Up is Hard to Do
    4. Fruits Basket - 25 (season finale)
    5. Kaleido Star - 50
    6. Kaleido Star - 51 (series finale)

    ~~~

    1.Starlight age progression by kaylerustone
    2.when ur tiny gf tells u ur pretty [TRADE] by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Tempest X Rarity
    3.Angry swearing Rainbow by teranen
    4.Hissss by MagnaLuna on DeviantArt - Luna and Celestia as lamias
    5.Twilight by share dast





    1.Twilight Sparkle Vector 59 - Loud Cheerleader by CyanLightning on DeviantArt
    2.TRIX IS FOR KIDZ by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Trixie
    3.Twilight alternate design by flora-glassyt
    4.Angry swearing Fluttershy by teranen
    5.MLP Student 6 by MaryBellamy on DeviantArt





    1.My Little Untitled Goose Game (with Twilight) by kturtle
    2.perfect blue but red by A-vomikaa on DeviantArt - Sad Twilight
    3.BI-light sparkle by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Twilight with bisexual pride flag
    4.safe by mirroredsea on DeviantArt - Fluttershy
    5.Fluttershy: Queen of Cups by CuttleDreams on DeviantArt - Alicorn





    1.Twilight Sparkle: The Magician by CuttleDreams on DeviantArt
    2.Diamond Tiara: 8 of Swords by CuttleDreams on DeviantArt - Adult alicorn
    3.Luna: The Moon by CuttleDreams on DeviantArt
    4.Strawberry Sunrise Dio and Applejack Jotaru (Jojo reference) by noupu
    5.Celestia in bunny suit by dstears





    1.Shimmy Shake and Lighthoof by moonseeker
    2.793 by Qweeli on DeviantArt - Trixie in a magician outfit in a cup of water
    3.Twilight Sparkle by DDdreamdraw on DeviantArt
    4.Queen Chryssi by TheDemonFoxy on DeviantArt
    5.Twilight Sparkle 9 27 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt





    And a good Lighthoof and Shimmy Shake custom model
    Cutie ponies-dancers by chyvak on DeviantArt
     
    9-29-19 Growing Up is Hard to Do stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.Beep Beep! - YouTube
    1. FiM - 206 - The Cutie Pox
    *.Ahhh! - YouTube
    *.[MLP Comic Dub] Post Cutie Mark Syndrome (dark comedy) - YouTube
    2. FiM - 419 - For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils
    *.CMC: A Little Problem [Animation] - YouTube
    3. FiM - 922 - Growing Up is Hard to Do
    *.(menacing) Bloofy - WebM video
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls Season 1 - 'Happily Ever Afterparty' 🎉 You Choose the Ending - YouTube
    *.Choose Applejack - YouTube
    4. Fruits Basket - 25 (season finale)
    *.Choose Rainbow Dash - YouTube
    5. Kaleido Star - 50
    *.Choose Rarity - YouTube
    6. Kaleido Star - 51 (series finale)

    The MLP episodes were good this time around. I forgot a lot of how the two older episodes went. There are still some weird things about the "The Cutie Pox", though, like how the climax is pretty forced. They go look for Zecora, and Zecora goes to them instead, and then Apple Bloom wastes time before admitting the truth that everyone already knew about.

    The old episodes had some unexpected connections to the new one. The characters wanting to grow up is one I knew, but there's also the fillies forgetting to request something until very late, and... something that stuck out to me during the stream but I can't remember now.

    With the EQG shorts, you'd think with that title, it would be more appropriate for the final stream, but nah, it doesn't feel like a finale of anything. On the other hand, they are focused on the CMC... who are confirmed to still be called the Cutie Mark Crusaders in Dougworld for some reason. Anyway, bizarrely, two out of the three endings involve straight up stealing the projectors from Cranky. Only Rarity actually gets permission to use it, and everyone's happy at the end.

    The Fruits Basket season finale was good, with emotional wrap ups for the two pretty boys for now, and lots of hinting for the future.

    Kaleido Star's final episodes featured a match with Layla, and then Sora giving such a good performance that she gets people to willingly perform without pay. Overall, I enjoyed the first half of the series more than the second half, but I still liked the second half well enough.
     
    10-3-19 Scoobynatural stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following
    1. X-Files - 320 - Jose Chung's From Space
    2. Supernatural - 1316 - Scoobynatural

    The former is one of my favorite X-Files episodes, and it was well received. The episode starts out normally enough, aside from the framing story, but the humor increases as it goes on. Mulder eating pie and asking the diner owner about aliens is one of my favorite moments, especially due to how unsurprised Scully is. I adore how confusingly convoluted the story gets as different people tell their stories and then the army pilot references the least likely account and eventually Mulder and Scully just throw up their hands and give up and we're left with little clue what actually happened. Although, if you assume the pre-credits sequence is real, you can get a pretty good picture.

    This was my first Supernatural episode, and I thought it was a ton of fun, though I'm told this doesn't reflect most episodes. I was surprised how respectful the show was of Scooby-Doo, and also that Hanna-Barbera allowed all the gore.
     
    10-6-19 The Big Mac Question stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.Big mac and Fluttershy PMV - YouTube
    1. FiM - 708 - Hard to Say Anything
    *.My Little Pony Big Mac & Cheerilee Marry You - YouTube
    2. FiM - 810 - The Break Up Break Down
    *.The Night We Met - Marble Pie x Big Mac [PMV] - YouTube
    3. FiM - 923 - The Big Mac Question
    *.[PMV] Princesa (Big Macintosh & Sugar Belle) - YouTube
    4. Kaleido Star OVA - The Amazing Princess Without a Smile
    *.MLP FIM: Alicorn Big Mac - Animatic - YouTube
    5. Kaleido Star OVA - Legend of Phoenix

    In the first FiM episode, I forgot that the big song happens halfway through the episode. In general, the FiM episodes were just alright. They never did explore Sugar Belle as a character as much as I would have liked, but they did at least establish a circle of friends for both her and Big Mac.

    We finish Kaleido Star for real! The Rosetta OVA was alright, but also not great. It hinted at backstory for the Fool that in the end didn't get explored much. The second OVA was in Japanese, and honestly, it was hard to pay too much attention to because of that. The OVA was alright, though. The final performance at least was pretty neat. The story felt a bit pointless, though.

    Overall, best part of Kaleido Star was the first half of the TV show.

    ~~~


    Bunch of RariTwi fics came out today. You might notice a familiar name among them.


    That's right, after 13 years, SigmasonicX is back in the fan fiction game! ... Doesn't seem like many people have bothered to check mine out, though.

    Besides that,


    New chapter, and it's a doozy.
    This was an amazing chapter, and you did a great job building everything up. When Twilight started arguing alongside her dream self, I was mentally saying, "No, Twilight, that's the nightmare right there!" Though I was expecting the main thrust of the nightmare to be about Twilight making everything about herself and dragging Rarity into her situation. I'm sure that that's also part of it, but having to walk on eggshells around Twilight is definitely the underlying issue.

    As painful as it was, you also did a great job showing this was needed for their relationship to go forward. A lesser author would have ended with Twilight going into the maze, but you showed that things are going to get better.


    Rarity reacting to the effect Twilight has had on her career is always interesting to explore, and Rarity and Twilight's shared imposter syndrome was always something I found interesting about them as a couple. Twilight's suggestion of getting opinions from those she can trust is a good one. The RariTwi interactions were adorable here.


    (Chapter 4)

    Good work! As this chapter involves ghost sex, it is of course the best one, but the others brought smiles too. Poor Moondancer.


    Fantastic! I love the changes you made since I last read this.
    [I preread this for the author]


    (Prologue)
    The Enchanted Kingdom's dream chapter has nothing on this.
    Good job twisting the dream cliches in a clever way for Rarity.

    (Chapter 1)
    Under normal circumstances, I'd assume the stranger is Luna, but this is for a RariTwi bomb... plus Luna is an adult and Rarity is a teen here.
    I enjoyed the dialogue and the 100% accurate French dream.

    More coming (not from me) all this week.
     
    10-10-19 Ghoul stream
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    1. Boy Meets World - 517 - And Then There Was Shawn
    2. The Angry Beavers - 210 - The Day the Earth Got Really Screwed Up
    3. OK KO - 138 - Parents Day
    4. OK KO - 222 - Monster Party
    5. The Amazing World of Gumball - 625 - The Ghouls

    All the episodes were pretty good.

    Boy Meets World is a really nostalgic series for me. Aside from laugh track overuse, this was a legitimately funny episode with tons of great gags. I wouldn't be opposed to streaming more episodes, like the Disney World special.

    The Angry Beavers special was a big surprise, because I really didn't remember Angry Beavers looking this good. This had seriously fantastic art and animation, with contrasts between the cartoony beavers and the more realistic looking human characters. I also didn't remember the show feeling so Spielburg like. This was a great special, though there were some odd tone changes, especially with the realistic humans acting cartoony at random moments.

    OK KO's episodes were received well. I've been watching the show on my own, but I haven't gotten to season 2 yet, so the second episode was new to me. I'm glad I showed that first episode, because wow, it would have been hard to keep up with the second episode without it, at least without focusing solely on the crossover part. Crossing over with Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School but not Scooby-Doo itself is really weird in a vaccuum, if you don't know how popular the students are online.

    This was my first Gumball episode. I of course didn't get everything I could have out of the segments each focusing on different recurring characters, but I enjoyed the horror parodies. The music for that shadow walking toward the screen is catchy.

    ~~~



    Cute new Agrol animation, celebrating the end of the show



    And a big collaboration of over 100 animators to celebrate the show's ninth birthday.

    ~~~

    RariTwi bomb was less active today, with only two stories.


    Good story! The way I see it, monsters like the Bloody Mane are drawn to Twilight due to her magic, similar to (Hi)Kari in Digimon with the Dark Ocean.
    Twilight and Rarity were written well.


    Somehow missed the Equestria Girls tag and was confused for a bit by the mention of a unicorn from another world bringing them together, haha.

    Post-school EQG is always interesting to explore, and it's intriguing reading about this off-screen relationship between Twilight and Rarity and how they drifted apart. Hope their "break up" goes well.

    ~~~

    1.Bunny Celestia by artiks
    2.Starlight hugging Phyllis by ask-colorsound
    3.Gooselestia by LolliponyBrony on DeviantArt
    4.Vampiress Celaeno - Pirate bound by blood by ZidaneMina on DeviantArt
    5.Sweet Chrysalis by 1AN1 on DeviantArt





    1.Fluttershy holding the Truth Talisman by artiks
    2.Captain's Cap by YinglongFujun on DeviantArt - Twilight
    3.Nightmare Night Rarity by Faline-art on DeviantArt
    4.Flutterbat by ask-colorsound
    5.Twilight haters gonna hate walk by ask-colorsound





    1.Pony and EQG Pinkie by switchsugar
    2.Rainbow by funi-kun
    3.Mermaid Rarity by 5mmumm5
    4.Fairy Fluttershy by 5mmumm5
    5.FlutterDash blushing by laochi777





    1.FlutterDash laying down by laochi777
    2.FlutterDash underwater by laochi777
    3.FlutterDash personality swap 1 by laochi777
    4.FlutterDash personality swap 2 by laochi777
    5.FlutterDash personality swap 3 by laochi777





    1.FlutterDash flying by laochi777
    2.FlutterDash sweaters by laochi777
    3.FlutterDash lifting by laochi777
    4.FlutterDash training by laochi777
    5.FlutterDash training break by laochi777





    1.FlutterDash scared by laochi777
    2.FlutterDash kiss by laochi777
    3.Kotobukiya FlutterDash by laochi777
    4.Magical Girl Sunset and Pinkie by 5mmumm5
    5.Twilight upset (last part of the series) by teranen - Rainbow Power coloring!





    1.All together, everyone's upset by teranen
    2.Luna by d.w.h.cn
    3.Today's Life is Bitter as well by ColdRivez on DeviantArt - Rarity, song reference
    4.Trick or treating season 1 Luna by lollipony
    5.Fluttershy by pesty_skillengton





    1.Sunset elf by 5mmumm5
    2.Sunlight by Avrameow on DeviantArt - SciTwi pony X Sunset pony
    3.Twilight by ask-colorsound
    4.Vatobot17 commission by RYURED on DeviantArt - Human Sweetie Belle X Human Spike
    5.Smoothie Princesses by Marbola on DeviantArt - Celestia and Luna





    1.CMC Birdwatchers by Rocket-LawnChair on DeviantArt
    2.Cadance X Shining Armor by share dast
    3.Halloween Vampire Twilight by detectiveneko
    4.Seapony Luna by Andy Price
    5.Celestia hugging a wine bottle by Andy Price





    Comics
    Official fan comic by Bevin Brand! Featuring Flash Sentry and Timber Spruce kissing.

    Young FlutterDash dealing with bullies by laochi777
     
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    10-12-19 and 10-13-19 FiM Finale stream
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    Stream followup, the last one ever for FiM premieres.

    On Saturday, we watched the following.
    *.Make Them Gold [The Final PTR Collab] - YouTube
    *.[PMV] On Our Way - YouTube
    1. FiM - 924 - The Ending of the End part 1
    *.The Pony Appreciation Melody - YouTube
    *.PMV | All My Friends (ft. Madeon) - YouTube
    2. FiM - 925 - The Ending of the End part 2
    *.Light of Hope - [PMV Final] - YouTube
    3. FiM - 926 (final) - The Last Problem
    *.I Used to Wonder... (PMV) - YouTube

    On Sunday, we watched
    *.Sincerely, Twilight Sparkle (Animated PMV) [2nd place Drama BronyCon PMV Contest] - YouTube
    *.Eternal [PMV] - YouTube
    1. FiM - 103 - The Ticket Master
    *.PMV Collab | Bones - YouTube
    2. FiM - 124 - Cutie Mark Chronicles
    *.Language [PMV] - YouTube
    3. FiM - 126 - The Best Night Ever
    *.[PMV] KEMURIKUSA - YouTube
    4. FiM - 924 - The Ending of the End part 1
    5. FiM - 925 - The Ending of the End part 2
    *.I Used to Wonder... (PMV) - YouTube
    6. FiM - 926 (final) - The Last Problem

    The Saturday stream had a lot of people, but perhaps surprisingly not the most we've had. It was about the same number of people as the "Daring Doubt" stream.

    That said, this was my first time watching an MLP episode for the first time in the stream, and it was fun. And no spoilers from people who knew what happened too!

    The Sunday stream, on the other hand, had only a couple people, though one couldn't make it for technical problems only. It's a shame people didn't come for the season 1 episodes at least. They were fun and interesting to watch again. Applejack's voice being different was well known, but wow, I was not prepared for the differences in the CMC voices.

    The videos are all PMVs created in the last couple months, at least tangentially tied to the series ending.

    ~~~

    Fell behind on fics for obvious reasons.

    October 12


    This was great! Good job imagining Twilight in the Sombra War Timeline and how Rarity could get involved in the front lines. The battle scenes were well done and I was sad to see so many ponies die, and Twilight and Rarity had interesting interactions.


    “It will slay us both, Twilight,” I said with stern surety.

    Correction: It will sleigh them both
    I laughed at this line.

    This was really cute, and yeah, a good pick me up after both the series finale and the previous war story.

    October 13


    This had some good gags. I was a bit confused who was talking when at points, though. Shame the trio didn't figure things out.


    Story looks good so far. The idea that Rarity has never dated anyone doesn't fit how I view the character, but I'll accept it for this fic, and it's important for the premise. Glad to see multiple fics with trans ponies in this RariTwi Bomb.

    Twilight and Doctor Hooves is an old season one era fandom pairing that I was surprised to see again. It'll be interesting to see how that goes.


    Aww. Pure fluff, and it's great.


    Great job on your first story! That was pretty cute, though I think Twilight should have been more concerned about getting infected herself, lol. You did a good job shifting perspectives with repeated lines but with different tones.


    That was a nice creepy story, with a happy ending. You did a great job with Rarity twisting Twilight's attempts to reach out to her. So this is this universe's version of Discord's attack, huh?


    I was expecting Rarity to become jealous that Twilight became better at her than something she used to be praised for, but then it went in another, still interesting, direction.

    Some of the exposition at the start was a bit awkward, but I thought it was interesting to explore different magic types and creating a virtual magic store. Incorporating computer concepts into magic is usually neat.

    You did a good job making Twilight feel alien by the end.


    That was fun. And nobody was hurt in the end, so it's all fine! Celestia's blasé reaction to being buried was great, and it was nice seeing such friendship between Rarity and Twilight.


    This was a cute story, and a nice way to incorporate a TEL reference. I hadn't thought of how the base premise would work as a metaphor like this, and it makes sense that Twilight would get more self conscious about contact after dating. Though if the base premise is a nightmare, I wonder what this Twilight would make of the actual nightmares in TEL.

    And last but far from least.


    Mono's story set around the series finale.

    This was fantastic! I just had to jump past the other RariTwi bombfics to get to this, and I'm glad I did. Integrating the series finale with your signature blend of sweetness and sadness then sweetness again is the perfect way to celebrate the ending.

    I was worried that Rarity and Twilight would be apart for the twenty or whatever years between the coronation and the epilogue, but thankfully, they're back to being "us" soon enough and we got that great mane dyeing scene.

    It's kind of weird seeing you write about later show events and including characters like Gallus, even if he is just playing the guard role. Cheese Sandwich too, though I suppose he's from the same season as Coco, who you do write.

    Overall, a great capstone to the series. And nothing will ever contradict it! RariTwi has won forever.
     
    10-17-19 The Addams Family stream
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    Stream followup, we watched The Addams Family (1991).

    I never watched this growing up, and of the people in the stream, only one person did, excluding people who said they probably caught clips on TV. This is one of those movies where the main story isn't great, but a lot of the stand alone scenes are great. It was pretty enjoyable.

    ~~~

    Well since ED is freely posting these and Hasbro is monetizing them, here are leaked alternate and full versions of songs.


    This extended EQG theme is significantly longer. It's alright.


    Full version of "All Good" from Spring Breakdown, which in the special got interrupted by Rainbow showing off. This is also significantly longer. It's fun.


    "Invisible" from Forgotten Friendship got interrupted by Sunset stealing from Wallflower. That last line "soon I will be gone" is pretty morbid... or hinting about the end of G4.


    "So Many Wonders" wasn't interrupted, but this does have a couple additional lyrics before "squirrels in the trees". It's a bit odd that it was seemingly designed to get cut out, since the music builds up, dips down for these extra lyrics, then swells up again at the end of the extra part.


    Oh right, I heard about this. "We'll Made Our Mark" originally had Diamond Tiara sing too. It's nice to hear, but yeah, I think it was to the detriment of the song as a whole. In the final version, there are three distinct segments, while there are four here.


    "Morning in Ponyville" originally had a lot more singers.


    I don't think I'll link all the demos, but it's interesting to hear different singers and temp instrumentation for songs like "Best Friends Until the End of Time". For those unaware, these demos are used as reference for the final singers.


    Oh never mind, this is an interesting one. This original demo version of "So Much More To Me" is really different.


    The demo version of "A Kirin's Tale" is also completely different. A lot more somber.


    "My Little Pony... Girls"
    I guess that was the working name for EQGs. But that "girls" is added on so awkwardly.

    ~~~

    Finale art I didn't post in the finale thread.

    These are all from before the US airing.
    1.First Luster Dawn fanart by andaluce
    2.Last scene by unknown artist
    3.Older Twilight by not-ordinary-pony
    4.Last scene by shad0w-galaxy
    5.Li'l Cheese by unknown artist





    1.I Love You (Older AppleDash) by XFaithyHedgefoxX on DeviantArt
    2.luster by trinoids on DeviantArt
    3.-SPOILER- Luster Dawn by BloodyBagels on DeviantArt
    4.Older Rarity and Rainbow by kabayo
    5.Trixie by wilshirewolf on DeviantArt





    1.Older Hug by littmosa
    2.Tempest and Sunset celebrate being canon by manly man - For some reason this image caused people to melt down
    3.Pinkie, Cheese, and Li'l Cheese by unknown artist
    4.Sleep well, Fluttershy uwu by JeffaPegas on DeviantArt - X Discord
    5.So much to say, not just today but always... by MyLittleGodzilla on DeviantArt - Older Twilight





    1.gal pals getting married by emiiambar on DeviantArt - Human Bon Bon X Lyra
    2.Equestria Girls Luster Dawn by Gouhlsrule on DeviantArt
    3.Human Applejack X Rainbow by alyciusky
    4.Aw Geez Aunty Twilight by Moonlightdisney5 on DeviantArt - Older Flurry
    5.Legion of Doom by jotakaanimation on DeviantArt





    1.Chaos Alicorn Cozy by not-ordinary-pony
    2.Pinkie and Li'l Cheese by t-0-rtured
    3.Pinkie Pie X Cheese by Phoeberia on DeviantArt - And Li'l Cheese
    4.Alicorn Cozy Glow by broozerpunch
    5.Princess Twilight grown up by SakishiTheWolf on DeviantArt





    1.Li'l Cheese and "Muffin Macintosh" by heretichesh
    2.A New Destiny by StarIcy097 on DeviantArt - Twilight hugging herself
    3.Li'l Cheese by princessmuffinart
    4.Did you know that you're all my very best friends? by GlitterStar2000 on DeviantArt - Mane Six
    5.Older Rainbow being platonic with Applejack, also Fluttershy by mkogwheel





    1.Twilight by joselyn565 on DeviantArt - Older
    2.My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle by santamouse23 on DeviantArt
    3.Demon Cozy Glow by MelSpyRose on DeviantArt
    4.Luster Dawn logo Boruto style by Supernova Explosion
    5.Human Applejack X Rainbow by nounoo





    1.Twilight Sparkle (Spoilers) by Tillie-TMB on DeviantArt
    2.Twilight Headcanon by turnipBerry on DeviantArt
    3.Seeing Stars by Cascayd on DeviantArt - Twilight
    4.Lil' Cheesey by Cascayd on DeviantArt
    5.New Ruler of Equestria by DeannaPhantom13 on DeviantArt - Twilight





    1.Old wives by IncendiaryBoobs on DeviantArt - Rarity X Rainbow X Applejack
    2.Soulmates - Fluttercord by IncendiaryBoobs on DeviantArt
    3.I dont wanna grow up by Emerald-Light on DeviantArt - Twilight and Older Twilight
    4.Tea party by Shepherd228666 on DeviantArt - Older muscular Spike and Li'l Cheese
    5.adult Spike by Shepherd228666 on DeviantArt





    1.{My Rendition of Twicorn} by Amura-Of-Jupiter on DeviantArt - Twilight
    2.Older Rarity by hc0
    3.Pinkie pie happ by DuckoIII on DeviantArt
    4.Speedpaint - MLP Princess Twilight Sparkle by SeaNekoGirl on DeviantArt
    5.Princess Twilight sparkle by amyszek on DeviantArt - And unicorn Twilight





    1.Older Mane Six by nokrats
    2.Fluttershy and Creepy Discord by nokrats
    3.Tempest X Older Twilight by mangoshibi
    4..:Hold the Future Tightly:. by RazorSketches on DeviantArt - Twilight
    5.twilight and Flurry by ColourBlossom on DeviantArt





    1.Princess of Friendship by Evianix on DeviantArt - Twilight
    2.Older Rainbow X Applejack by unknown artist
    3.Older Male Trixie and Starlight by shadowbonz
    4.Rainbow Dash Headcanon by turnipBerry on DeviantArt
    5.Pinkie pie Headcanon by turnipBerry on DeviantArt





    1.[FINALE SPOILERS] apple family extended by guzzlord on DeviantArt
    2.Discord and Fluttershy tea party having by rubtox on DeviantArt
    3.MLP: Young princess by LymaMynsay11 on DeviantArt - Twilight
    4.Pinkie saying it was fun by reiduran
    5.Sunset saying things'll be okay by reiduran





    And comic
    legacy.png by jonathantaniuchi on DeviantArt - Story of Starlight and Sunburst

    I haven't even finished the images that came out before the US release.
     
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic Theme Song! - YouTube
    1-2. Tangled - 301-2 - Rapunzel's Return
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Pinkie Pie - Laughter Song | HD - YouTube
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song | HD - YouTube
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | The Ticket Song | HD - YouTube
    3. Shiki - 1
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Hop Skip and Jump Song | HD - YouTube
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Evil Enchantress (Pinkie Pie's Version) | HD - YouTube
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Evil Enchantress (Flutterguy's Version) | HD - YouTube
    4. Shiki - 2
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Winter Wrap Up | HD - YouTube
    5. Shiki - 3
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Cupcake Song | HD - YouTube
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Art of the Dress (The First Part) | HD - YouTube
    *. MLP:FiM | Music | Art of the Dress (Reprise) | HD - YouTube
    6. Shiki - 4

    It's the start of season 3 of Tangled! And we get a story with odd parallels to the season 3 premiere of FiM. Crystals, Rapunzel learning she can't do it on her own and needs her friends, a kingdom under attack. That's about it really. After the serious start with Cassandra, the rest of the episode was pretty goofy, which threw people off. There's also the returning villains who are in-universe acknowledged as being forgettable; I'm not sure if any of them besides the leader and Varian are even actually returning. Varian's easy forgiveness was also seen as odd.

    After that, we started the horror mystery Shiki, with character designs straight out of Yu-Gi-Oh. Heck, Yuki even looks like he could be a YGO protagonist, if there were more colors in his hair. The first episode wasn't too well received; I was honestly glad that pink haired girl died. However, the other episodes were much more interesting, especially once the medical examination aspect came into play. It looks like we'll continue watching this even past October.

    EDIT: Forgot, we're watching MLP songs between everything now. The ones we watched were added above.

    ~~~

    I published a new fanfic!


    This started as part of a conspiracy to make Li'l Cheese non-cis in fanfics, but I needed an actual story, so I was inspired by this Jargon Scott comic.
     
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    1. Ghost Stories - 9 (the rabbit episode)
    2. Bob's Burgers - 402 - Fort Night

    Everyone else had to leave, so we didn't watch Phineas and Ferb.

    The episodes we watched were both good. The Ghost Stories episode is a repeat of last year, but I forgot a lot of it, including the rabbit girl randomly raising her voice. The Bob's Burgers episode is new for me, and it was a lot of fun.

    ~~~

    As some have requested, I'm going to start a poll for the best song. Check this spreadsheet for the matchups on the Round 1 sheet.

    Out of the following five songs, vote for your favorite!
    Match 1
    A. Shake Your Tail

    B. BBBFF

    C. Fresh Princess of Friendship

    D. Flawless

    E. Glass of Water


    It's actually coming down to Flawless vs. Shake Your Tail for me.

    ~~~



    Made by a different person, but a good match for the style
     
    10-27-19 Horse names stream
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    The leaks were pretty insightful. There are some early season rejected scripts that ended up being made into episode. Slice of Life started out (by AKR) pretty differently.

    Hasbro's edits increase but they looked more like plot hole and continuity concerns! Stuff you'd see on discussion boards like these. I didn't feel like plot logic was better as a result of this though.
    Interesting. I've only really seen the stuff people posted on Discords I go to.

    This is quite a catchy song. I remember seeing it linked to on Era, maybe even in this thread.

    I don't really know what some of the parts where Luna is just moving slowly are supposed to be. We'll know if or when this is done. Really hope it does. Great faces at the end there.
    I don't think I've ever posted that song before. Maybe you're thinking of another Celestia and Luna song?

    ~~~

    Stream followup. Largely due to DST mix ups, we only had one other person and he had to leave after Tangled.
    1. Tangled - 303 - Return of the King
    *.Hush Now, Quiet Now (Stare Master) | MLP: FiM [HD] - YouTube
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Cutie Mark Crusaders Song | HD - YouTube
    2. Tangled - 304 - Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

    The cool thing about these episodes: we got all the horse names! Also the real names of Angry and Red. And also Eugene's given name is actually Horace, tying into the horse names.

    The second Tangled episode at least worked for a Halloween stream, with its werewolf. The episodes were good.

    ~~~

    With Round 1 Match 3, "You'll Play Your Part" is on top.

    Round 1 Match 4's results will more or less depend on just how much people like the Dazzling songs. Otherwise, we get a pretty good Flash Sentry song, a fun Pinkie diddy, Rebecca Shoichet having a (romantic) duet with herself, and a great villain song (better for the Twilight part though).
    A. Cheer You On

    B. Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song

    C. Monday Blues

    D. Unleash the Magic

    E. Battle

    ~~~

    EDIT: Not sure if I posted about this before

    There's a sequel to 80 Days 'Til the World's Farthest Shore ! Currently ongoing. Due to the RariTwi Bomb and other things, I read the first chapter when it came out but didn't catch up until just now. Here's the review I posted, for through chapter 3.
    Nice to see a continuation of this story... though I suppose this is before the framing story of the previous story. During the journey through the swamp lands, I thought it was a neat detail how Twilight knew there was a refuge there but she wasn't able to find it; it really adds to the mythical and historical quality of the region. Interesting how this story seems to be focusing more on particular characters that they're meeting.
     
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    Stream followup, we watched
    1. Halloweentown

    This is a Disney Channel original movie that I was nostalgic for. Though slow paced and the villain is defeated in an underwhelming way, the creature costumes and the Benny animatronic are pretty well done, and it's fun in general. It seemed like no one else in the stream had seen it, and they seemed to enjoy it well enough.

    ~~~

    Round 1 Match 7 has "Dance Magic" in the lead, followed by "Babs Seed" and then "Equestria Girls".

    Round 1 Match 8
    A. We Got This Together

    B. Pinkie's Lament

    C. The Last Laugh

    D. The Perfect Stallion

    E. Rainbow Rocks (Intro)

    ~~~



    A short but cute Pony Sims video



    Not Halloween related, but worth checking out.

    ~~~

    Halloween art
    1.Best Spooky Partners by Loyaldis on DeviantArt - Sunset and Eevee
    2.Stressy by bobthedalek on DeviantArt - Starlight, Sunburst, Trixie
    3.Craving by Marbola on DeviantArt - Flutterbat and Trixie
    4.*fluttershy voice* um,,,, boo,,,,, by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Flutterbat
    5.Skellinore by nignogs





    1.KDA Tempest by SpindleSpice on DeviantArt - Probably not Halloween themed, but eh
    2.FlutterWitch by GrapheneDraws on DeviantArt
    3.Ma's Monster by bobthedalek on DeviantArt - Sunburst and his mom
    4.Twilight and Sunset Thriller by TheRETROart88 on DeviantArt
    5.There's Always That One House... by Rocket-LawnChair on DeviantArt - CMC





    1.Halloween Rarishy by occultusion on DeviantArt
    2.Trixie Halloween by mysticalpha on DeviantArt - And CMC
    3.Witch Derpy by chaosangeldesu
    4.Witch Trixie by dstears
    5.Flutterbat by shadowreindeer





    1.Happy Halloween!!! by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Twilight, Pinkie, Rainbow
    2.My Little Pumpkins by ChaosAngelDesu on DeviantArt
    3.Sunset dressed as Twilight by artiks
    4.IT IS DA SPOOKEH MONTH! [Animation] by Below-Depth on DeviantArt - SciTwi and Midnight Sparkle GIF
    5.Witch Marble by garammasara





    1.Nightmare Night by bobthedalek on DeviantArt - Starlight
    2.Society Cozy by Moonatik on Newgrounds
    3.Student Six #330 by Sintakhra on DeviantArt
    4.Pinkie, Twilight, and Fluttershy by softyshy
    5.Costume Conundrum by Pirill-Poveniy on DeviantArt - Pony Sunset and Fluttershy





    That thumb hide trick by NekoJackun on DeviantArt - EQG Trixie and her band

    Celestia and Twilight trick or treating by jargon scott
     
    11-3-19 Holidays Unwrapped stream
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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.

    ~~~

    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".

    ~~~

    Nice remix

    ~~~


    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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    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.

    ~~~

    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.
     
    11-10-19 Power Ponies stream New
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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.

    ~~~

    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.

    ~~~

    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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    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.

    ~~~

    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

    ~~~

    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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    *.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
     
    11-21-19 X-Files Apocrypha stream New
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    1. The Good Place - 5
    2. The Good Place - 6
    3. X-Files - 316 - Apocrypha

    We had someone who hadn't watched the previous The Good Place episodes, but they still enjoyed it.

    About X-Files, these two episodes went way more into the weeds about the lore and conspiracy than I remembered, but it looked like people enjoyed today's episode well enough. Even if you don't really know what's going on, there are still car chases and shocking reveals. In any case, this is the last lore episode I intend to stream. Unless you count "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man".

    I'm unsure if I'll stream on Thanksgiving next week, but lots of people in the stream aren't in the US and thus wouldn't be affected by Thanksgiving.

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    Round 1 Match 27 surprisingly features "One More Day" beating "Find a Pet".

    Round 1 Match 28
    A. Generosity

    B. Jingle Bells

    C. The True Gift of Giving

    D. Cranky Doodle Donkey

    E. The Battle for Sugar Belle

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    Nice Trixie PMV

    Good dance PMV

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    Art dump, month old art.
    1.Fluttershy portrait by HowXu on DeviantArt - Anthro
    2.Sunset vs. Pinkie Goose by 5mmumm5
    3.Applejack and Rainbow vs. Pinkie Goose by 5mmumm5
    4.Fluttershy tames Pinkie Goose by 5mmumm5
    5.SciTwi vs. Pinkie Goose by 5mmumm5





    1.Pinkie vs. Pinkie Goose by 5mmumm5
    2.Rarity and Pinkie Goose with flower by 5mmumm5
    3.Sunset X SciTwi by 5mmumm5
    4.Luna Rk900 - Commission by Mithriss on DeviantArt
    5.Bon Bon is an agent by d.w.h.cn





    1.Crystal Royalty by Mn27 on DeviantArt - Cadance family
    2.Pinkie by tohupo
    3.Pinkie and Rainbow drawings by vdru7
    4.Com.: Autumn walk by Siansaar on DeviantArt - EQG Fluttershy X Rainbow
    5.cadence by 9seconds on DeviantArt - Cadance





    1.My MLP Gen 5 by Autumn-Dreamscape on DeviantArt
    2.Bored Celestia and Luna by dstears
    3.Pretty Rarity by Zefir-ka on DeviantArt
    4.A Busy Busy Princess by SpiderShii on DeviantArt - Twilight
    5.Shining Armor will be mine by ninetail-fox on DeviantArt - Chrysalis disguised as Cadance





    1.SciTwi and PonyTwi by uotapo
    2.Pony and Kotobukiya Fluttershy by menko_e
    3.Fluttershy 10 30 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt
    4.Wandering off the paths - Rarity by TokoKami on DeviantArt
    5.fluttershy by Himairi on DeviantArt - Fluttergoth




     
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.
    *.Equestria Girls - "Equestria Girls" (Cafeteria Song) (HD) - YouTube
    1. FiM - 313 - Magical Mystery Cure
    *.MLP: Equestria Girls | Music | Time to Come Together | HD - YouTube
    2. FiM - 422 - Trade Ya!
    *.This is Our Big Night (with reprise) [With Lyrics] - My Little Pony Equestria Girls Song - YouTube
    *.My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - A Friend for Life [1080p] - YouTube
    3. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power - 1
    *.MLP FiM "Hearts Strong as Horses" song with Reprise HD w/Lyrics in Description - YouTube
    4. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power - 2

    "Magical Mystery Cure" still has great songs, and that's the majority of the episode. It stuck out to me just how little of the episode is carried over to future episodes. What it says about cutie marks, Starswirl's spell and what it means for the Elements of Harmony, Celestia's realm, the visuals of Twilight's transformation with that magic ball coming out of her chest. Like literally all that carries over is the fact that Twilight transforms into a princess, and the aside mention of Starswirl not understanding friendship.

    "Trade Ya!" was fun. I had forgotten the details of the different subplots. The entire thing of Twilight not wanting to trade away her books is really "laughs in centaur".

    All but one person had to leave before She-Ra, and he had to leave after She-Ra so the stream ended there. She-Ra was enjoyable enough; we'll definitely continue this. With Glimmer, I made a lot of Starlight jokes.

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    Round 1 Match 30 has "The Magic Inside" in the lead.

    Round 1 Match 31
    A. Shine Like Rainbows

    B. Pinkie's Singing Telegram

    C. The End of the Rainbow

    D. The Ticket Song

    E. Being Big is All It Takes

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    Art dump. Still old, but it's this month, at least.

    1.Andy Price is freezing on Twitter: "Who is joining me in Reno for @renopopculture this weekend ? I’ll be there with art, #mlp and more! https://t.co/PEDzXNMa77" / Twitter - Rainbow vs. Lighting Dust
    2.Fluttershy by redchetgreen
    3.Sunset licking Flash by bevin brand (official fan art)
    4.Andy Price is freezing on Twitter: "Karaoke night in canterlot is so predictable. Celestia at @PonyCiderfest #mlp https://t.co/O647k5QItO" / Twitter
    5.Timber carrying SciTwi by bevin brand (official fan art)





    1.Sunset and Twilight sharing a milkshake with Flash by bevin brand (official fan art)
    2.SciTwi and Sunset dancing by bevin brand (official fan art)
    3.Flash and Timber fanfic art by bevin brand (official fan art)
    4.Cozy Glow by ragurimo on DeviantArt
    5.Simply Silverstream by Duskie-06 on DeviantArt





    1.family 11 6 2019 by tohupo on DeviantArt - Cadance, Shining, and Flurry
    2.What the hell is that? by Yakovlev-vad on DeviantArt - Octavia and ladybug
    3.AT-AJ Redux by NCMares on DeviantArt - AT-AT Applejack
    4.Day of the Dead - Celaeno Catrina by ZidaneMina on DeviantArt
    5.Shining Friends by ShiningLovelyStar on DeviantArt - Applejack and Rarity





    1.Shy Fluttershy by SilberSternenlicht on DeviantArt
    2.Human Rarity, Trixie, and Fluttershy outtakes by slightly-gay-pogohammer
    3.TwiPie by InsanitylittleRed on DeviantArt
    4.MLP:YL - Mane 6 (+Spike) | InuHoshi on Patreon
    5.Scootaloo with metal wings by desiraesalmark (official fan art)





    1.Everything Will Be Fine by ChaosAngelDesu on DeviantArt - Pinkie
    2.i care them by WanderingPegasus on DeviantArt - Sunburst X Twilight
    3.MLP:YL - Play Fight | InuHoshi on Patreon - Flurry, Shining, and Cadance
    4.Fluttershy and Discord by slightly-gay-pogohammer
    5.Dashie's Armada, by Auroriia on DeviantArt





    Comic
    Anticular on Twitter: "Here’s a treat for you guys before my flight off haha. Enjoy! #MLP #MLPFiM #asksunshineandmoonbeams https://t.co/ZVav5Ywdy9" / Twitter
     
    11-28-19 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians stream New
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    Stream followup, we watched
    1. MST3K - 321 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    Along with the Thanksgiving play scene from Addams Family Values.

    The movie was good, but honestly, I always considered this to be a middle of the road MST3K. The movie that's simply called Santa Claus is much crazier and has better commentary, I feel. Still, this has a lot of good stuff, including the extended scenes of everyone awkwardly laughing.

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    Round 1 Match 34 features "Derby Racers" in the lead, but three others are tied for second.

    Final match of Round 1!
    A. Cupcake Song

    B. The Spectacle

    C. Friendship Through the Ages

    D. Twelve Days of Christmas

    E. Equestria Girls Digital Series Opening

    I'll start declaring the final votes for the first songs tomorrow, then slowly get through them. Then we'll start the loser's bracket on Sunday, I suppose.
     
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    Stream followup, we watched the following.

    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Bats | HD - YouTube
    1. FiM - 104 - Applebuck Season
    *.My Real Ponies - YouTube
    *.MLP FiM Rarity's Generosity song with Reprise HD1080 w/Lyrics in Description - YouTube
    2. FiM - 516 - Made in Manehattan
    *.MLP:FiM Apples to the core song with Reprise HD w/Lyrics in Description - YouTube
    3. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power - 3 - Razz
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Glass of Water | HD - YouTube
    4. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power - 4 - Flowers for She-Ra
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | Pinkie the Party Planner | HD - YouTube
    5. Batman: The Animated Series - Christmas with the Joker
    *.MLP:FiM | Music | The Super Duper Party Pony | HD - YouTube
    6. Mickey Mouse (2013) - Duck the Halls

    If you haven't noticed the pattern with MLP episodes, I'm airing one episode we never streamed and one episode we haven't streamed since 2017.

    "Applebuck Season" is still a lot of fun, and also something that couldn't work any later in the series than it is. The slapstick, the pacing, how silly Applejack is, are all unlike anything else in the series, and it would have seemed really out of place after we saw more episodes of the show.

    "Made in Manehattan" is a really weirdly paced episode, with the main conflict not even appearing until seven minutes in and lots of padding. The main notable things about the episode are the pre-credits sequence with Twilight being bored, the fact that Coco Pommel gets focus despite probably not being known as a popular character when it was made, and the Peanuts gag with a RariJack sign. Revisiting this, yeah, this isn't one I plan on rewatching.

    The She-Ra episodes were enjoyable.

    I own Batman: TAS on DVD (yes, DVD), but even when I got it and watched episodes frequently, I only watched "Christmas with the Joker" once. It's a sillier episode than usual for BTAS, and breaks some of the rules of the series, such as the fact that it uses color TV instead of black and white. Watching it again, it's still pretty fun, though. Mark Hamill is still a joy as the Joker.

    Duck the Halls was a really fun special, with Donald wanting to experience Christmas instead of migrating south for the winter. The animation was great, and there were tons of good gags.

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    I read this fic, which ended up getting a lot of downvotes because it was part of an ill-advised event where a bunch of people published stories all with the same title and cover image. In this case, Undome Tinwe wrote a story where Rarity is a hitman who confesses her sins / hits on Twilight the priestess. Here's my review.

    This was an interesting glimpse into this world. The way you described everything was great.
    I will say I was confused by the other comments until I realized there's a contest going on with a bunch of stories all using the same title and cover image.