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#81 TM2 Dinobot

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:20 PM

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I think I liked this episode, but I don't think I liked the conclusion. I felt bad that the only way Nightmare Moon I mean Luna could get the other ponies to like her was by scaring them.

I did love Luna's portrayal. I would think that a villain coming around after a 100 years of an imprisonment would have a lot of trouble fitting in. But apparent;y she learned nothing from Princess Celestia in the year or so since she came back.


The "terribly depressed and regretful" fanon version of Luna seems pretty on-the-nose now, having finally seenthe real thing.

There was something even sadder about how Luna was portrayed in the episode. She expected that after 1000 years that she could pick up where she left off and things could go back to the way they were before she became Nightmare Moon, then found out the hard way that life isn't so easy. Not only is everything from her dialect to the way she addresses her subjects completely outdated, but the one night of the year dedicated solely to her memory is founded solely on mortal terror.

It was even worse than if she'd shown up all wishywashy and sorrowful. She thought everything was cool and bygones were bygones only to get a very rude awakening.

This episode beats crappy fanfics, any day.

Yeah, I'm with you, doc. This episode had some really deep stuff it it. All of them have so far in season 2.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:30 PM

Well, sorry about my posts earlier. Just was excited to see vampire Rarity (from the leaked storyboard) and then she didn't show up... so I was kind of mad.

Sorry, Nayuki.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:34 PM

I thought Berry Punch was the one dressed as whats-his-face from Jumanji.


Edited by Masked Toaster, 22 October 2011 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:46 PM

great episode! I really liked Luna's Chariot at the beginning of the episode that thing is wicked! (in a good way) but only has made my mind go wild.

What was Luna doing all this time?

those servants of her had Bat wings. are they Pony vampires?

Does she still live in her castle (or is in Canterlot with big sis?)

Moar Luna plz.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:46 PM

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I thought Berry Punch was the one dressed as whats-his-face from Jumanji.



Oh, that sounded funny.

Pink! Pink! Everyone loves pink! I put some pink on that bitch; bitches love pink!

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:47 PM

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I thought Berry Punch was the one dressed as whats-his-face from Jumanji.

Oh god.

I want to see that now icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:47 PM

somebudy please draw the comic version of that.
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Masked Toaster @ Oct 22 2011, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought Berry Punch was the one dressed as whats-his-face from Jumanji.



For Berry Punch in the Jumanji outfit, that wasn't part of the initial set of costumes, so we made a few extra costumes during the layout process, so like Lyra, she does show up in 2 costumes. There are also a couple ponies I threw simple cloaks on for a few shots as well.

As for the Lauren quote, that was a good description of the Rarity sequence, it also had one of my favorite lines in the episode that was unfortunately cut...

(note these aren't the exact lines, just me going by memory)
Rarity: "What's the matter? I've made you more approachable."
Luna (annoyed): "You made me pink."


It's okay, in the future you guys can just cut entire episodes and replace them with Rarity episodes!

Right? >_>

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE(Pony of Merak @ Oct 22 2011, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
somebudy please draw the comic version of that.
Madmax anticipated the cut plot, it seems.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:57 PM

I .gif'd me a new temporary avatar.

Flippidy Flop, Flippidy Flop.

Huh, an entire scene that got cut from the episode? That Luna, Rarity scene would've been awesome.

So, Nayuki. You mentioned before that you started your Key Layout work on this episode. Which of the action scenes did you layout?

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for the Lauren quote, that was a good description of the Rarity sequence, it also had one of my favorite lines in the episode that was unfortunately cut...

(note these aren't the exact lines, just me going by memory)
Rarity: "What's the matter? I've made you more approachable."
Luna (annoyed): "You made me pink."
Being the hopeless Rarity fanboy I am, I'm now depressed this sequence was cut.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:00 PM

Rag doll Fluttershy reminds me of pre-rebirth Philomena.

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It's okay, in the future you guys can just cut entire episodes and replace them with Luna episodes!

Right? >_>
Sorry, but that misspelling was just too much.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

Aww, I wish I could see the Rarity scene icon-screamer.gif.

So I take it Rarity wasn't afraid of Luna like the others? She was more excited to be able to dress up a princess...makes sense.

I like the episode, though I wish Granny Smith was taking the CMC out trick or treating instead of those three random girls.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE(Rezo @ Oct 22 2011, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for the Lauren quote, that was a good description of the Rarity sequence, it also had one of my favorite lines in the episode that was unfortunately cut...

(note these aren't the exact lines, just me going by memory)
Rarity: "What's the matter? I've made you more approachable."
Luna (annoyed): "You made me pink."
Being the hopeless Rarity fanboy I am, I'm now depressed this sequence was cut.


Yeah. She was the only regular character to not make an appearance. Feels bad, man.

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Sorry, but that misspelling was just too much.


As long as those Luna episodes don't lack best pony like this one, sure. I like Luna, and she has best VA.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

Haha that does sound great.

I can completely see why it was cut though, from Lauren's description it sounds like it would have taken a good chunk out of the ep, it was fast paced as it was.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

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Haha that does sound great.

I can completely see why it was cut though, from Lauren's description it sounds like it would have taken a good chunk out of the ep, it was fast paced as it was.
Should be doable in well under a minute :<

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:11 PM

That whole sequence would've taken a few minutes. And us Americans need are commercials icon-waspy.gif.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE(Masked Toaster @ Oct 22 2011, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rag doll Fluttershy reminds me of pre-rebirth Philomena.

QUOTE(Bags @ Oct 22 2011, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's okay, in the future you guys can just cut entire episodes and replace them with Luna episodes!

Right? >_>
Sorry, but that misspelling was just too much.


Silly Toaster, that's not how you spell "Derpy"!

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

Well. I'm just gonna pray some cut scenes like this one will appear on the DVD sets.

You know. When they are finally released. <_<

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE(Rezo @ Oct 22 2011, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well. I'm just gonna pray some cut scenes like this one will appear on the DVD sets.

You know. When they are finally released. <_<


Amen. If this were to happen I would probably buy it. And I don't buy anything but games.



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