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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Episode 16 is growing near.

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Read it and Weep: "After mocking it as an 'egghead' pursuit, Rainbow Dash discovers the joys of reading while laid up in Ponyville Hospital. Can she finish her book before her friends discover her secret?"

For some reason, the Reading Rainbow theme song is running through my mind. icon-hotrod.gif




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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:21 PM

I wonder how she ends up in there, anyway. I've heard whining lately of the "Dashabuse" recent episodes have featured; hopefully whatever this is it's not too harsh, lol.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

I have a feeling it will be less an injury, as RD has been shown to not suffer those all that easily, and more likely a virus of some sort. Then again, considering how in that teaser her mental image of herself had a bandaged wing it could very well be a wing injury.

They have been consistent in showing her ability to break things by crashing into them though, so it will probably be something completely off the wall that hurts her.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:01 PM

Fanfiction has a tendency towards broken wings, but we shall see what the professionals decide to do.

The good Princess Celestia handles goodnight wishes this evening.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE(pao @ Feb 3 2012, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fanfiction has a tendency towards broken wings, but we shall see what the professionals decide to do.

The good Princess Celestia handles goodnight wishes this evening.

*sigh* That's Molestia, isn't it?

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

No, Molestia has a single-color pale pink mane. Deliberate choice on the part of the artist, to help distinguish her.

Also, maybe Dashie had some Baked Bads.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

Rarity said Rainbow Dash was going to get it, and she meant it!

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:32 AM

If it's just one book, then it may be a volume of several short stories and/or fairy tales. I doubt the writer would be satisfied with just parodying one thing throughout the whole episode. As good as Indiana Jones is, there's a lot of other potential candidates out there. That particular scene out of Raiders of the Lost Ark is a popular one for parody; The Simpsons is just one other series that's done it.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:25 AM

I liked that ep, though the second half was far superior to the first half. The first half could have easily been condensed, seeing as it was some pretty predictable Indiana Jones homages. It got a lot more interesting once Rainbow Dash was reduced to petty theft!

Also I loved Twilight's line at the end "Well I'm glad that's what this is about!" in relation to Dash turning up on her doorstep being chased by doctors and wearing a burglar's outfit :v What else could she have been up to? icon-arcee.gif


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:52 AM

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Welcome! You have entered [The Well] at 11:49 pm
[The Well]: dslppcity153 has entered at 4:25 am
[The Well]: pao has entered at 7:23 am
[The Well]: Annomaniac has entered at 7:26 am
[The Well]: Nayuki has entered at 7:47 am
[pao] 7:47 am: good morning
[Nayuki] 7:47 am: mornin
[The Well]: Dvandom has entered at 7:48 am
[Dvandom] 7:48 am: Mornin
[The Well]: Guardian Prime has entered at 7:51 am
[The Well]: pao has left at 7:51 am
[pao] 7:51 am: check, is this thing on? last thing I sent didn't show
[The Well]: pao has entered at 7:51 am
[Dvandom] 7:51 am: Seriously...are there only six Strawberry Shortcake episodes?
[pao] 7:51 am: okay, trying again
[pao] 7:51 am: So is raspberry tort some kind of berry farmers' lawsuit?
[Guardian Prime] 7:52 am: @ Dvandom: This is actaully Season 2 of that.
[scavgraphics] 7:52 am: Morning
[Guardian Prime] 7:52 am: Mornin.
[Dvandom] 7:53 am: "She's so fast even Saiyan eyes can't follow her!"
[The Well]: Rezo has entered at 7:53 am
[scavgraphics] 7:54 am: i guess they were afraid pinkie/dash shipping needed a booster shot
[Rezo] 7:54 am: >free shipping
[Rezo] 7:55 am: This word has been so thoroughly ruined for me
[scavgraphics] 7:55 am: oh?
[scavgraphics] 7:55 am: is trying Chrome out for chat browser today
[Dvandom] 7:56 am: Ping!
[pao] 7:57 am: & wing damage
[scavgraphics] 7:57 am: Ponies have x-rays
[pao] 7:57 am: Pong!
[scavgraphics] 7:57 am: did anyone have spider-man in the reference wish list?
[Guardian Prime] 7:58 am: Squee
[Dvandom] 7:58 am: [Fluttershy] I once spend a week in bed. (pause) I thought I heard something outside.
[pao] 7:58 am: SERIOUSLY KIDS, READ SOMETHING
[Dvandom] 7:59 am: Multiple ponies with the heart-cross mark.
[Dvandom] 7:59 am: JELLO GREEN IS PONIES
[pao] 7:59 am: wasn't expecting The Great Escape
[scavgraphics] 7:59 am: ponies have band aid tech
[pao] 8:00 am: not a sports page, or a magazine, but a book, pony, a hugging book, pony
[Dvandom] 8:01 am: Jungle lynx?
[Dvandom] 8:01 am: Plenty more animal designs, tho.
[Dvandom] 8:01 am: Heh, just realized...Derring is a B&W version of Dash. Same outline, graytone rainbows. Pulpified.
[pao] 8:01 am: Nayuki, is the film grain and color adjustment here added in post, or do you work with that directly in Flash?
[Guardian Prime] 8:02 am: Dun Dun DUNNNNNN
[Rezo] 8:02 am: egghead~
[Nayuki] 8:02 am: film grain and stuff is afx post production stuff
[pao] 8:02 am: thanks
[Dvandom] 8:03 am: Dashie is gonna have to start fighting Hank Pym.
[scavgraphics] 8:03 am: icon-hotrod.gif
[scavgraphics] 8:04 am: so, Ponies have band-aids, x-rays, heart monitors, and ikea tech so far
[The Well]: Blueshift has entered at 8:05 am
[Blueshift] 8:05 am: Oh hey that works
[Blueshift] 8:05 am: yoyo
[scavgraphics] 8:05 am: ooh, that flim grain is subtle
[Dvandom] 8:05 am: Who feeds the ceilinggators?
[scavgraphics] 8:05 am: i had thought it was just my lousy tv
[Dvandom] 8:06 am: Battleship product placement
[scavgraphics] 8:06 am: Go See our new movie!
[Dvandom] 8:06 am: Horsey sound....
[The Well]: Blueshift has left at 8:06 am
[pao] 8:07 am: great fake snoring face
[scavgraphics] 8:08 am: how long til rules and bord of that game re online?
[Dvandom] 8:08 am: It strikes me that most of these traps would be useless against an uninjured pegasus.
[pao] 8:09 am: if this predates the unification of the tribes, then pegasus defense may not have been a priority?
[Dvandom] 8:10 am: Of course, her lack of flying might have meant she didn't trip other traps (the ceilinggators do seem better positioned against pegasi).
[pao] 8:10 am: true
[Dvandom] 8:11 am: WHAT is this dude?
[Dvandom] 8:11 am: Ahuizotl
[pao] 8:11 am: took me a minute to find his eyes
[pao] 8:12 am: have we seen the firefly lantern before?
[Dvandom] 8:12 am: Ahuixotl, I mean.
[Nayuki] 8:12 am: I'll check the spelling later
[Dvandom] 8:12 am: Now a caper to steal the book from Twi....
[Rezo] 8:13 am: The beetles leaving the lamp was a beautiful touch~
[Rezo] 8:13 am: And the villain in that bok sure is thorough
[scavgraphics] 8:13 am: so..they have electric lights and wheelchairs..but use fireflies as portable ligthsource?
[Dvandom] 8:13 am: Maybe Ahuixotl is Aztec for "The Gilded Lily".
[Rezo] 8:13 am: liked the heat wave effect when the lava appeared, too
[Dvandom] 8:14 am: Scav, would you deny jobs to hard-working fireflies?
[scavgraphics] 8:15 am: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahuitzotl
[Nayuki] 8:16 am: shoot, don't have it with me so I'm not 100% sure, but I think the spelling was Ahuizotl and Daring Do.
[Dvandom] 8:16 am: Why, Fireflies have been in Equestria since the founding. The Fireflies came over on the horseflies.
[Dvandom] 8:17 am: Now three heart-cross ponies.
[pao] 8:17 am: https://en.wikipedia...zotl_(creature) (reading through Scav's link)
[scavgraphics] 8:17 am: Pony Ninjas, confirmed
[Dvandom] 8:17 am: Reused chicken nomming sound.
[Rezo] 8:17 am: NINJAS
[pao] 8:18 am: and ninja reading
[Annomaniac] 8:18 am: pony guard, confirmed.
[pao] 8:18 am: the staff at this hospital is seriously on-call
[Dvandom] 8:18 am: Ninja suit that doesn't conceal rainbow tail is not so useful....
[pao] 8:19 am: wtf
[Dvandom] 8:19 am: Oh dear.
[scavgraphics] 8:19 am: hah
[Dvandom] 8:19 am: Woof
[Guardian Prime] 8:20 am: Busted
[Dvandom] 8:20 am: Now we know this week's flood of fan art. Daring Do loses out to Screwball II.
[pao] 8:20 am: it is, after all, a library
[Dvandom] 8:20 am: Reading is fun and mental.
[Rezo] 8:20 am: >Twilight actrually doing what a librarian does
[scavgraphics] 8:21 am: awkward pause
[Rezo] 8:21 am: how unusual
[pao] 8:23 am: will have to be up early next week, sounds like
[scavgraphics] 8:24 am: good job as always Nayuki
[Nayuki] 8:25 am: thanks, I had a lot of fun on this one (well, I have fun working on all of them)
[scavgraphics] 8:25 am: http://en.wikipedia....zotl_(creature)
[scavgraphics] 8:25 am: It was described as dog-like, with hands capable of manipulation and an additional hand on its tail.
[Rezo] 8:25 am: Accurate portrayal, here.
[pao] 8:26 am: yeah, nice work bringing that one to life
[Dvandom] 8:26 am: The nostril-eyes being a bit of a twist on it.
[pao] 8:27 am: and I appreciate the writers looking to all cultures for fantastic creatures
[scavgraphics] 8:27 am: And an entry will get to be added to the page!
[scavgraphics] 8:29 am: wiki test
[scavgraphics] 8:29 am: weird
[Rezo] 8:29 am: Curiously, short of ahuitzotl, the creatures in the novel series are noticeably less dangerous than what the population of ponyville has living in its immediate vicinity
[scavgraphics] 8:30 am: well, it's fantasy
[Dvandom] 8:30 am: True
[scavgraphics] 8:30 am: an escape from the horifiying reality of every day life
[The Well]: dslppcity153 has left at 8:30 am
[Dvandom] 8:31 am: Maybe it's written by pegasi, with a sort of twisted view of what Earth Ponies have to deal with?
[Rezo] 8:33 am: hm
[Rezo] 8:33 am: makes sense
[Dvandom] 8:33 am: Kinda like how Oracle is miswritten by people who have no idea how a real wheelchair works. icon-arcee.gif
[The Well]: Annomaniac has left at 8:35 am
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[scavgraphics] 8:51 am: wel this chat petered out early....off to post.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

I gotta say that I like this one.
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Bored Dash montage - great.
Gotta love a good Indiana Jones parody.
Tigers, Panthers, Lynx, and Leopards don't belong together. But this IS a book of pulp adventure, so...
Ceiling Gators are best trap ever.
"Forget it, I'm just going to grab the idol."
Rainbow reading all night under the covers with a flashlight lantern (nice touch with the fireflies). Hands up if you've done that!
Scenes with Dash trying to get rid of her friends are okay... but the adventure scenes are better.
However, Cloudsdale Battleship is going to have a ruleset before the day is out, I'm sure of that.
I'm told that the villain is an Ahuizotl from Aztec mythology, accurate down to the nose-eyes and tail-hand.
I gotta love the Doc. A case of lazyitus indeed! We need a name for him, stat!
Ninja Dash is a great scene. I love how she's essentially acting out the book. Speaking of which...
Dash: Vine swing across the river!
Others: Use the bridge!
Is the barking pony related to Screwball any? I guess she got out of the Mental ward. I hereby dub her Loose Screw.
Decent moral, not heavy handed, and not essential, so no time wasted on this.
I believe this is the first time we've seen the inside of Dash's house?

Still wish there was a Reading Rainbow parody song. Oh well, can't win them all.

Solid episode, would watch again.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE(PhantomFox @ Feb 4 2012, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm told that the villain is an Ahuizotl from Aztec mythology, accurate down to the nose-eyes and tail-hand.


Tail hand yes, nose eyes, no.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

I prefer "Barking Mad" for the barking pony.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:29 PM

So, you hate fan service, but love fan disservice? Calling the pony Yamino is a personal attack and definitely an insult.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:46 PM

Another good episode I thought. Wasn't my favourite but it was still enjoyable.

So how long before we get a load of fan fiction based on Daring Do?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

Let's just stop this before this turns into an argument. I still like Loose Screw the best

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:28 PM

Considering that RBD deals pretty easily with crashing into just about everything, from libraries all the way up to barns at mach 1+x, I think it's a good thing her crash in this episode wasn't shown.

Must've been one hell of a crash.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:34 PM

Noo Rainbow don't do it icon-screamer.gif



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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

Oh no! I didn't like it too much! I can totally relate to Dash staying up late to read and loving a story to bits but, well, I suppose it's just that the Daring Do book wouldn't be the kind of book that would do that for me. (she should have gone hand to hand with that creeeeeepy monster. I thought for sure Daring have a physical confrontation with him since he was such a uniquely designed new character. But she didn't even get to kick him.)

Wouldn't not sleeping at all affect her healing? I was expecting the Doc to notice and scold Dash that she's sabotaging herself. But, yeah, plot.

BTW, if kids don't know Indiana Jones anymore, at least they can use Tomb Raider as their adventure frame of reference.

I was staring at Daring and I kept thinking she was Dash and Twilight mashed together. Who voiced Daring anyhow?

"I'm an egghead." Loved that but I wonder if another term could have been used. I'm glad it wasn't nerd though. Nerds are cool already.

Ep was ok. I miss Fluttershy.
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