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@  Plokatron : (05 February 2016 - 11:46 PM)

@Dracula Hey the crab is cool too but this DNA monster is giving them both a bad name.

@  Plokatron : (05 February 2016 - 11:07 PM)

Got my copy of the Allspark Almanac. Time to go waste time some more! Hope my copy of HoS get here next week. Trainsformers! More steam to meet your eye!!! No no don't look directly into the cylinders!!!! You fool!!!

@  Paladin : (05 February 2016 - 04:58 PM)

today's time-waster https://frinkiac.com/?p=search

@  Dracula : (05 February 2016 - 08:47 AM)

I like Cancer in Masterforce. Otherwise it's the worst and I don't understand how it keeps getting cast in everything

@  Plokatron : (05 February 2016 - 02:34 AM)

No Cancer is Disgraceful, Disgusting and Despicable! Blasted genetic abnormality thinking it owns the place. I worry for any who have it this year. 2016 looks to be a bad year for cancer sufferers.

@  Smokey : (05 February 2016 - 01:34 AM)

You're dethhhhpicable, 2016.

@  Paladin : (04 February 2016 - 07:49 AM)

http://www.newsfromme.com/2016/02/03/joe-alaskey-r-p/?utm_content=buffere1d3c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer RIP Plucky. :(

@  Whirl Maximus : (04 February 2016 - 07:04 AM)

Aurora Borealis at this time of year, at this time of day, the phenomenon localized entirely in this comment.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 February 2016 - 02:11 AM)

l-lewd

@  Plokatron : (04 February 2016 - 01:44 AM)

Bang! Watch out for any unidentified P.O.K.E triggers.

@  Boomhauer : (03 February 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Aah, the universal greeting! Ooo Eee Ooo Aa Aa Ting Tang Wala Wala Bing!

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 February 2016 - 06:05 PM)

My mother's a what?! GET OUT!

@  Plokatron : (03 February 2016 - 04:44 PM)

goo goo ga ga bagah na slaguh

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 12:41 PM)

in that case! it's a very good composition of comments.....coming from a 9 month old

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 February 2016 - 11:07 AM)

Wouldn't the day of conception have been nine months ago?

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 10:34 AM)

oh......& happy day of conception

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 10:33 AM)

-> -> -> -> -> -> ->

@  Plokatron : (03 February 2016 - 01:32 AM)

Can anyone point me to the wiki topic on what is under animated transformers helmets? I know I saw it a few weeks back. Also it is my birthday! So my wish for the forums is "Everyone take care and be safe" I think that's a reasonable request em?

@  Plokatron : (02 February 2016 - 06:12 PM)

Also I got my new Pc at last.

@  Plokatron : (02 February 2016 - 06:12 PM)

I still have it. Not letting it go.

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 February 2016 - 05:55 PM)

I had it at one point. Then I went to public school and it got misplaced.

@  LioConvoy : (02 February 2016 - 05:29 PM)

You can't ask what happened to something that never existed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 February 2016 - 03:05 PM)

Oh, so that's what happened to my faith in humanity.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 February 2016 - 12:53 PM)

I'm always dealing with stuff that stinks and is past the end of its life

@  lastmaximal : (02 February 2016 - 08:28 AM)

"Boy, glad I'm not him!" does sound like a familiar refrain for the workplace.

@  Paladin : (02 February 2016 - 07:48 AM)

nothing sets the tone for a work day like driving past a dead skunk at 7am...

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:07 PM)

Anyway I just ordered a copy of Allspark Almanac and the HoS graphic novel. Can't wait to see da trainsformers!

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Very true.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Also rat slime.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Yes but not Ghost slime. Just human and Bug slime.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 06:03 PM)

It doesn't matter what color slime NYC has, it's still been covered in slime for its entire existence.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 03:05 PM)

Not to mention the series is getting a reboot this year. In July so none of that junk counts.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:32 PM)

Not that kind of slime!!! Has New York ever been pink?! No that city has so much brown that it makes COD look bright and colorful.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 02:27 PM)

New York's ALWAYS been covered with slime.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:21 PM)

Also since New York wasn't covered in slime back in 89 it's quite moot isn't it?

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Stupid ideas that I can't understand why we keep bring it up. Are we humans just that desperate to panic ourselves?

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 12:51 PM)

Gamera is really neat! Gamera is filled with meat! We'll be eating Gamera!

@  BillBarclay : (01 February 2016 - 11:28 AM)

mind you that Lego Firehouse looks awesome

@  bigbot69 : (01 February 2016 - 10:50 AM)

Someone's gotta go down there

@  DeltaSeeker : (01 February 2016 - 09:56 AM)

Valentines Day. Bummer.

@  BillBarclay : (01 February 2016 - 09:45 AM)

i do.....Vigo! you are like the buzzing of flies to him!

@  wonko the sane? : (01 February 2016 - 09:44 AM)

Nope! But in fairness, I was pretty drunk at the time.

@  Paladin : (01 February 2016 - 09:44 AM)

...does NOBODY remember "Ghostbusters 2?!"

@  wonko the sane? : (01 February 2016 - 09:42 AM)

Oh, yeah, the primaries. Yup, that's a thing that's happening. But it won't end the world till new shmuck is elected, and even then it depends on who.

@  Touch My Thighs : (01 February 2016 - 09:41 AM)

Looks like that American preliminary election thing is happening. I don't really get it, something about Iowa and Couscous.

@  MEDdMI : (01 February 2016 - 08:07 AM)

what, again?

@  Paladin : (01 February 2016 - 07:57 AM)

only 13 days left before the world ends...

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 February 2016 - 02:47 AM)

It gets ten thousand hours to the soul.

@  Boomhauer : (31 January 2016 - 09:28 PM)

It runs on uranium.

@  Nutjob R/T : (31 January 2016 - 01:14 PM)

Right, anybody got the old NECA Big Daddy Bouncer with the LED eyes? Anybody know the battery size needed?


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#41 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:50 PM

By far the best yet of the season.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:30 PM

I enjoyed the ep immensely.

Poor Opalescence icon-fire.gif

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:49 PM

Someone said that if this was after the Gala no one learned their lesson; I think they did since Celestia took them all aside afterward and told them "The whole reason I invited you was to liven up the atmosphere", So their mayhem at Canterlot parties is God-Princess approved. And it seems that Fancy Pants, sees that same quality as needed. Though I was waiting for Rarity to mention Twilight as Celestia's apprentice, since she built up RD anyway. That would have been fun to see "You know that plain clothed, dorky dancing purple pony? That's the Princess' star student!" then watch the chaos.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:59 PM

Isn't Rainbow Dash the only Pony in history to perform a Sonic Rainboom (2x!)? You can't tell me that's not notable. As said, Twilight is Celestia's star pupil. Fluttershy was an incredibly popular model. Rarity herself is a rather important designer, she did tour outfits for Sapphire Shores at the very least.

Applejack and Pinkie are the only Ponies who haven't done anything (that we know of) of "import to larger Equestrian Society.

Edited by MrBlud, 03 December 2011 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Dec 3 2011, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Applejack and Pinkie are the only Ponies who haven't done anything (that we know of) of "import to larger Equestrian Society.


Other than being decorated heroes of the realm, you mean? icon-fire.gif


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[Nayuki] 8:32 am: pony names from this episode: Jet Set, Upper Crust, Hayseed Turnip Truck, Fancypants, Rapidfire, Fleetfoot.
[Nayuki] 8:37 am: Rapidfire isn't specified, Fleetfoot is the white maned mare

Edited by Scavgraphics, 03 December 2011 - 04:31 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE(Kein @ Dec 3 2011, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hoofkissing.. damn, you have no idea how fast this fandom will catch it because apparently now "CONFRIMED FOR CANON!!11".
Sigh, another fuel for Molestia fanart >_>


If you don't like something, the best course of action is to just ignore it. This is what most adults do, and it's certainly what I do in the case of both aforementioned things. You'd be amazed how much less stress that is than complaining.

However, ignoring it is made more difficult when it appears even here, one of the few refuges for family-friendly ponydom left on the Internet. Personally, I'm sick of hearing about it and how something in the show may supposedly encourage such things. What you've forgotten about the people who like this stuff is that they need absolutely no encouragement.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

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Other than being decorated heroes of the realm, you mean? icon-fire.gif


True but when you have Equestria's top ace, a supermodel, fashion designer, and next in line to the throne (probably)...those tend to overshadow the bumpkin and the party planner. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Dec 3 2011, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't Rainbow Dash the only Pony in history to perform a Sonic Rainboom (2x!)? You can't tell me that's not notable. As said, Twilight is Celestia's star pupil. Fluttershy was an incredibly popular model. Rarity herself is a rather important designer, she did tour outfits for Sapphire Shores at the very least.

Applejack and Pinkie are the only Ponies who haven't done anything (that we know of) of "import to larger Equestrian Society.
In fairness, re: Rarity. Who knows who makes the dresses of popstars? Not many~

Fluttershy's model career was also rather short, probably just a few weeks, and I imagine it's a quick-lived business. Some people should remember her, but natural- rather than done-up Fluttershy is probably less easily recognised.

Rainbow Dash's rainbooms... One was effectively anonymous outside of Cloudsdale (Twilight didn't know who did it until near #2, either, after all), and the other one was still effectively restricted to cloudsdale - it probably made it on the sports page of the newspapers, but it's not something I'd necessarily expect the Canterlot bourgeoisie to be familiar with.

Twilight being a star pupil shouldn't be particularly notable - she's still only a pupil, why should upper-tier adults know about her?

What should be remembered is the whole 'Saved Equestria from Disqord, were publicly celebrated by the Princess by way of a huge reception in the castle, and it sure as hell must've made the news' gig.

But that's really the only aspect where continuity was a bit broken, and probably fairly so, considering that the show's focus is not the whole adventuring and heroing gig.

(This being said, an adventure episode to liven things up would be pretty nice... By this time last season we'd already had Dragonshy, and (Arguably... Lets say, pseudo-adventure) Bridge Gossip & Boast Busters. And Swarm of the Century was coming up. I love slice of life, but some variety would be appreciated)
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Dec 3 2011, 03:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Applejack had possibly my favorite line in the episode:

"Why aren't any of y'all doing any gardening? This IS a garden party isn't it?"
Language barrier. I always have difficulty understanding her icon-screamer.gif

Edited by Rezo, 03 December 2011 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:39 PM

lol,



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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(Guardian Prime @ Dec 3 2011, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol...I wonder how Derpy snuck into high-class society wearing a paper bag for a hat? icon-fire.gif

It's avant-garde. You wouldn't understand. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:20 PM

I just noticed: During the scene when Rarity soaks Opal in the bathroom, the background music is a variation on the Bol?ro by Ravel.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:01 PM

Hey, wow. I'd never heard of that piece, let alone heard the piece itself, but that's nuttily fitting.

What I love in that moment is the genuineness of Rarity's discomfort with this thing that she's resolved she has to do. Like a tiny piece of her is about to die, but she's not questioning that it beats the alternative (of letting her friends know she'd flaked out on them.) In a lesser cartoon, I'd be feeling sympathy for the cat. = )

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

Rarity certainly learned her lesson well after going to that garden party, eh? In fact you could say things are all right now for her.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

In regards to the main six's alleged fame, it's clearly something the writers are ignoring on purpose because of how much more it would come up, realistically, and how much it would change the whole dynamic of the show. Being world famous isn't really the sort of thing you can do and still live a normal life ? and unlike the creators of a certain other popular girls' show that tried to build its entire premise around that, this show's writers realize that it isn't the sort of thing their audience can relate to, either.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

It's not like heroes aren't forgotten all the time in the real world anyway.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Dec 3 2011, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, wow. I'd never heard of that piece, let alone heard the piece itself, but that's nuttily fitting.

What I love in that moment is the genuineness of Rarity's discomfort with this thing that she's resolved she has to do. Like a tiny piece of her is about to die, but she's not questioning that it beats the alternative (of letting her friends know she'd flaked out on them.) In a lesser cartoon, I'd be feeling sympathy for the cat. = )
The episode did a really great job in showing why Rarity did these things, and thus succeeded in portraying her as a person to sympathise with despite all her shortcomings, not as a villain. She's in a social environment she desperately wants to be a part of, yet is completely unfamiliar with it. The immediate and instant reaction she experiences when her Ponyville origin is mentioned just further reinforces the notion that she has to hide this if she wants to succeed.

And even after this experience, her 'Deterioration' occured in small steps - 'Oh, I'll finish Twilight's dress a little later... And of course I'll still be at her party', and she was visibly uncomfortable with dropping this. Yet, her dream took precedence. But not just because it was her dream, but because she was in the aforementioned social environment, fascinating, yet utterly alien to her. She was nervous, desperate not to make mistakes, and she lacked the emotional anchor of her friends being around. Without anything to hold on to - and specifically because of this -, she eventually resorted to dropping Twilight & co in favour of Canterlot, and to lying to her friends and abusing Opalescence (In fairness, Opalescence tends to be pretty abusive herself <_<) to cover up.

Once her friends were back in the picture and provided her with a less lopsided view on the whole situation simply by virtue of being around and reminding her of their existence, this changed.

Long story short, I loved the writing of the episode, and the depiction of Rarity's remarkably complex character - for all her high & classy approach to everything, it's not natural to her, and thrown into the environment she adores from afar, her insecurities about her origin and her nervosity about virtually everything in this world she knows almost exclusively from media coverage rather than actual experience get the better of her.

Remarkably, this is also quite entirely consistent with her depiction from episode one on, where we already see essentially these same things, if, naturally, rather less pronounced.

Edit: Also, it is, in hindsight, fantastic how they managed to make the episode actually mildly distressing to watch in parts, because you fully expect that the character you sympathise with is digging her own hole, and oh no, she's going to be horribly humiliated... But then she isn't, and the viewer is relieved, delighted (And mildly surprised, although in hindsight, it was the obvious solution, considering that openly humiliating her would kind of ruin the point - she can learn herself, she doesn't need to be broken for it, and besides, 'We need to completely humiliate her for her errors before letting her back into the club' is kind of a poor lesson... Also, why portray a character sympathetically when you're just going to humiliate her in the end. Although the latter happens often enough...). I needed the immediate second viewing because the first one was emotionally... Difficult :< Admittedly, that's an issue I experience every now and then, not just with Rarity/ MLP... But still.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE(Rezo @ Dec 3 2011, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Dec 3 2011, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, wow. I'd never heard of that piece, let alone heard the piece itself, but that's nuttily fitting.

What I love in that moment is the genuineness of Rarity's discomfort with this thing that she's resolved she has to do. Like a tiny piece of her is about to die, but she's not questioning that it beats the alternative (of letting her friends know she'd flaked out on them.) In a lesser cartoon, I'd be feeling sympathy for the cat. = )
The episode did a really great job in showing why Rarity did these things, and thus succeeded in portraying her as a person to sympathise with despite all her shortcomings, not as a villain. She's in a social environment she desperately wants to be a part of, yet is completely unfamiliar with it. The immediate and instant reaction she experiences when her Ponyville origin is mentioned just further reinforces the notion that she has to hide this if she wants to succeed.

And even after this experience, her 'Deterioration' occured in small steps - 'Oh, I'll finish Twilight's dress a little later... And of course I'll still be at her party', and she was visibly uncomfortable with dropping this. Yet, her dream took precedence. But not just because it was her dream, but because she was in the aforementioned social environment, fascinating, yet utterly alien to her. She was nervous, desperate not to make mistakes, and she lacked the emotional anchor of her friends being around. Without anything to hold on to - and specifically because of this -, she eventually resorted to dropping Twilight & co in favour of Canterlot, and to lying to her friends and abusing Opalescence (In fairness, Opalescence tends to be pretty abusive herself <_<) to cover up.

Once her friends were back in the picture and provided her with a less lopsided view on the whole situation simply by virtue of being around and reminding her of their existence, this changed.

Long story short, I loved the writing of the episode, and the depiction of Rarity's remarkably complex character - for all her high & classy approach to everything, it's not natural to her, and thrown into the environment she adores from afar, her insecurities about her origin and her nervosity about virtually everything in this world she knows almost exclusively from media coverage rather than actual experience get the better of her.

Remarkably, this is also quite entirely consistent with her depiction from episode one on, where we already see essentially these same things, if, naturally, rather less pronounced.

Edit: Also, it is, in hindsight, fantastic how they managed to make the episode actually mildly distressing to watch in parts, because you fully expect that the character you sympathise with is digging her own hole, and oh no, she's going to be horribly humiliated... But then she isn't, and the viewer is relieved, delighted (And mildly surprised, although in hindsight, it was the obvious solution, considering that openly humiliating her would kind of ruin the point - she can learn herself, she doesn't need to be broken for it, and why portray a character sympathetically when you're just going to humiliate her in the end... Although the latter happens often enough). I needed the immediate second viewing because the first one was emotionally... Difficult :< Admittedly, that's an issue I experience every now and then, not just with Rarity/ MLP... But still.


Its why Rarity is my favorite of them; she seems to be the most well rounded of the group, and the most consistent in her characterization. She's haughty and a vain, but she really is generous and caring ans she's always trying to achieve her dreams, but not at the expense of others like most females of her character type would do.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE(Rezo @ Dec 3 2011, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Dec 3 2011, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, wow. I'd never heard of that piece, let alone heard the piece itself, but that's nuttily fitting.

What I love in that moment is the genuineness of Rarity's discomfort with this thing that she's resolved she has to do. Like a tiny piece of her is about to die, but she's not questioning that it beats the alternative (of letting her friends know she'd flaked out on them.) In a lesser cartoon, I'd be feeling sympathy for the cat. = )
The episode did a really great job in showing why Rarity did these things, and thus succeeded in portraying her as a person to sympathise with despite all her shortcomings, not as a villain. She's in a social environment she desperately wants to be a part of, yet is completely unfamiliar with it. The immediate and instant reaction she experiences when her Ponyville origin is mentioned just further reinforces the notion that she has to hide this if she wants to succeed.

And even after this experience, her 'Deterioration' occured in small steps - 'Oh, I'll finish Twilight's dress a little later... And of course I'll still be at her party', and she was visibly uncomfortable with dropping this. Yet, her dream took precedence. But not just because it was her dream, but because she was in the aforementioned social environment, fascinating, yet utterly alien to her. She was nervous, desperate not to make mistakes, and she lacked the emotional anchor of her friends being around. Without anything to hold on to - and specifically because of this -, she eventually resorted to dropping Twilight & co in favour of Canterlot, and to lying to her friends and abusing Opalescence (In fairness, Opalescence tends to be pretty abusive herself <_<) to cover up.

Once her friends were back in the picture and provided her with a less lopsided view on the whole situation simply by virtue of being around and reminding her of their existence, this changed.

Long story short, I loved the writing of the episode, and the depiction of Rarity's remarkably complex character - for all her high & classy approach to everything, it's not natural to her, and thrown into the environment she adores from afar, her insecurities about her origin and her nervosity about virtually everything in this world she knows almost exclusively from media coverage rather than actual experience get the better of her.

Remarkably, this is also quite entirely consistent with her depiction from episode one on, where we already see essentially these same things, if, naturally, rather less pronounced.

I could not agree more with you two. Very well said.


But I did feel bad for Opal; I?ve had to bath persian cats before, and they hate it. Opal?s reaction was surprisingly calm in comparison.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:41 PM

oh my god is that squeaky voice pimple face from the simpsons less then a minute into the show carrying Rarity's things

icon-fire.gif this is why I love this show.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE(WorkbenchManiac @ Dec 3 2011, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just noticed: During the scene when Rarity soaks Opal in the bathroom, the background music is a variation on the Bol?ro by Ravel.

Doh! That's what I meant when I mentioned Scheherazade in the chat.

QUOTE(Guardian Prime @ Dec 3 2011, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol...I wonder how Derpy snuck into high-class society wearing a paper bag for a hat? icon-fire.gif


Doctor Whooves was at the party...clearly this was one of of those high class parties that he and his companion crash while investigating something.

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The episode did a really great job in showing why Rarity did these things,


To add to your commentary, it also played on her Element. The first three, the Art Opening, the Auction, and the party..."Please come so people will see my art" "Please come, it's for charity!" "Please come, so my party is a success" All three aren't "Come so you can be seen" it's "Please help me". Rarity stories are often a balance between her selfishness and her generosity, and this tread the line very well.



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