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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:50 PM

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Another new episode is approaching!

And with it, comes the mid-season hiatus.

A villain returns to dish out some revenge..

On a dish...best served cold!

 

New episode airs this Saturday, June 9th

at 11:30a.m. EST / 8:30a.m. PST

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SYNOPSIS!

 

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THE MEAN 6:

 

Queen Chrysalis returns, ready to exact her revenge on Starlight Glimmer and the Mane 6!

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Come visit us in our Allsparkle Discord Chat as the new episode airs!

 



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:08 PM

Wait...a big villian show-down...mid-season? They never do epic episodes mid-season. This is madness!
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:13 PM

Madness?  THIS! IS!  PONYVILLE!

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:23 PM

I hope whoever wrote the episode didn't intend it to be a surprise.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:41 PM

I don't think anyone who writes for this series is under the illusion that there's going to be anything left unspoiled by the time any given episode aires.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:41 PM

Can we get shankings now?!?!?

 

In all seriousness: I am anxiously awaiting this one. I don't like the upcoming hiatus, but midseason big bad show down, and with a title like "the mean six" there's either going to be mind control or clones of some kind in there. Granted, chrissy already did the cloning thing once already, but tried and true methods and all that. Plus it could reveal whether or not there are still feral changelings out there.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:05 PM

This is the episode I wanted to see too! Why did it have to happen while I was on my vacation!? I won't be able to watch it until Saturday... Night!

At this rate Fnu will believe I no longer have any interest in engaging in pony related group activities! Quick, Caldwin, you have to get a message out to Fnu before its to late!

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

Hey, Fnu? Read above.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:34 PM

Thanks, Caldwin. I hope it reaches him in time...

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:13 PM

*sighs*

 

This was another leaked episode... I hope you have a different reaction Wonko, because you said you seem to match my opinions on these things and well...

 

I found this to be... not really good.

 

Hopefully you guys will feel different.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:55 AM

I have very mixed feelings regarding this episode.

 

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But yeah, between the initial leaks, Finland and finally the UK, this was another fully spoiled episode, and I don't feel too bad about that. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't the best thing ever.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:45 AM

Well I didn't fully watch the episode, but saw enough and well:

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

I'm not reading spoilers but now I'm scared. I want this episode to be good. Chrysalis has been a great villain.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:55 AM

I will enjoy it regardless of others opinions. Chrysalis is my favorite villian after all. Like one of the most successful female villains in media... For a short time, at least...

She can breed more normal changelings, right?

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:39 AM

FnuAw - Today at 9:39 AM
Morning.

Caldwin - Today at 11:02 AM
So...is this where we do the new episode discussions? And since this is Discord instead of the old chat, do I have to prove who I am?

Scavenger - Today at 11:03 AM
i think you do..

What are your feelings on [scrubbed]?

Caldwin - Today at 11:03 AM
o_0

Shadewing - Today at 11:03 AM
Ah, glad to see you finally joined us "Caldwin" if that's your real name.

Caldwin - Today at 11:04 AM
Well, technically, it isn't. It's a character I made up when I was in college. Some of you even read the fic...for which I eternally apologize

Oh, Denny's commercial. I don't really care for Denny's, but the commercial just made me hungry

These Geico commercials have gotten really stupid. I miss the Gecko.

Oh...great! Last weeks episode, only I can't fast forward through the commercials!

FnuAw - Today at 11:08 AM
They got rid of the gecko?

 

Caldwin - Today at 11:09 AM
I don't know if they totally got rid of him, but they are doing other...not so good...stuff

 

Shadewing - Today at 11:09 AM
He's still around, I remember him being in an infintiy war-based commerical a few months back

 

Scavenger - Today at 11:10 AM
is the screen blacking out for ya'll?

 

Caldwin - Today at 11:12 AM
Scav..nope

 

FnuAw - Today at 11:12 AM
Nope.

 

Scavenger - Today at 11:14 AM
when an actor's been doing a part for a while, their fee gets bigger....Gecko costs a lot, so he 's only used for big things.

(Heard he's an ego maniac behind the scenes, says he's bigger than Kermit)

Caldwin - Today at 11:15 AM
And he always seemed so nice!

 

Scavenger - Today at 11:16 AM
ACTING!

Fame gone to his head

Caldwin - Today at 11:16 AM
My whole perception of the world is ruined!

FnuAw - Today at 11:17 AM
He's kind of a relic. This isn't the age of company mascots anymore.

Caldwin - Today at 11:17 AM

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Scavenger - Today at 11:17 AM


Caldwin - Today at 11:22 AM
So, is Cozy going to become a recurring character...cause I'm not completely sure how much I care for her

Heya, Scarlet!(edited)

Still love that there's now a "your Mom" joke in MLP history

FnuAw - Today at 11:27 AM
I love Starlight. So much.

Dvandom - Today at 11:28 AM
Allo

FnuAw - Today at 11:28 AM
Ello.

Caldwin - Today at 11:28 AM
Starlight > Twilight. In fact, if she could just bump off Twilight, like send her on a really long vacation (to the bottom of the river in concrete shoes), the show would be so much better!

Ello, Dave

Dvandom - Today at 11:29 AM
As a supporting character, Starlight isn't required to carry the Idiot Ball when a new writer wants to have someone re-re-relearn a lesson.

FnuAw - Today at 11:29 AM
But with Twilight gone, who would be the new starter waifu for reformed villains?

Caldwin - Today at 11:30 AM
Dave: True...okay, keep Twilight...but make sure she knows her place

FnuAw - Today at 11:30 AM
The school!

Dvandom - Today at 11:30 AM
Rita Skeeter?

Caldwin - Today at 11:31 AM
Oh, hey! I remember this from a convention promo

FnuAw - Today at 11:31 AM
Oh my.

Dvandom - Today at 11:31 AM
Got Dash's worst side.

Er, best side.

Caldwin - Today at 11:31 AM
Did she just take a pic of Dash's butt?

Yup!

Scavenger - Today at 11:32 AM
i seem to recall some voodoo i learned in middle school needing those components

Dvandom - Today at 11:32 AM
It would be ironic if Rarity's voodoo whatsis turns out wrong because she's wearing tail extensions.

Caldwin - Today at 11:32 AM
So, how can they possibly fit a whole villian episode in 30 minutes? These have always been two-parters before. I have a bad feeling about this.

Scavenger - Today at 11:32 AM
(I'm from New Orleans..it was an elective)

FnuAw - Today at 11:32 AM
They sure do play with fire sometimes.

Dvandom - Today at 11:32 AM
Trixie and the Alicorn Amulet was a one-parter, yes?

Caldwin - Today at 11:32 AM
Remind me to never go to New Orleans

Was it? For some reason I thought that was a two-parter too

Dvandom - Today at 11:33 AM
Monopoly: light bondage edition

Scavenger - Today at 11:34 AM
Monopoly: Real World Edition.

Caldwin - Today at 11:34 AM
So...many...commercials. I sometimes forget the perks of watching this later on DVR

Scavenger - Today at 11:35 AM
"Congressional pardon for destroying economy, take another turn)

Caldwin - Today at 11:35 AM
Oh dear! She's talking to herself

Dvandom - Today at 11:35 AM
Monologuing the trees.

Fluttershy gets to be a tree.

Caldwin - Today at 11:35 AM
What did the Incredibles teach up about monologuing

Yeah, she's cracked.

FnuAw - Today at 11:36 AM
She's lonely without her hive.

Dvandom - Today at 11:36 AM
They all look slightly desaturated.

Caldwin - Today at 11:36 AM
She should've excepted Starlights offer of redemption. She'd be doing a lot less talking to herself

Dvandom - Today at 11:37 AM
Since when is time with the Mane 6 ever quiet, Flutters?

I agree with Starlight on camping.

Caldwin - Today at 11:37 AM
Rarity packs light and AJ is overpacking? What is this madness?

AJ"s cutie mark is the wrong color!

Dvandom - Today at 11:39 AM
Maybe making a team out of anti-friendship avatars wasn't the best plan for unit cohesion.

Antisparkle, the Element of Sarcasm.

Caldwin - Today at 11:39 AM
Pinkie, you're being annoying again

FnuAw - Today at 11:40 AM
I need to learn to turn my phone off on Saturday mornings. Fricking heck.

Caldwin - Today at 11:40 AM
Starlight's not having much fun...is she?

Dvandom - Today at 11:40 AM
Starting to look like the best outcome for this episode would be for the two groups to never meet, and the Mane 6 never even find out about the evil plan.

FnuAw - Today at 11:41 AM
That would be funny.

Caldwin - Today at 11:41 AM
Hey! Fluttershy's cutiemark is the wrong color...Dash's mark is upside down. You know for a species built on infiltration, Chrysalis isn't really good at it

Dvandom - Today at 11:41 AM
Well, she IS at the "I talk to the trees, that's why they put me away" stage of loneliness.

Caldwin - Today at 11:42 AM
Darn, I hate Denny's...but darn it all...they're making hungry!

STARVING!!

Dvandom - Today at 11:42 AM
Is the Play-Doh kitchen thing making you hungry?

FnuAw - Today at 11:42 AM
I haven't had pancakes in too long.

Caldwin - Today at 11:43 AM
Hmm...I do live close to an IHop

Scavenger - Today at 11:43 AM
i am thinking of making pancakes after pony

Dvandom - Today at 11:43 AM
iHob

Kinetic Rock looks like they're playing with overcooked brown rice....

Caldwin - Today at 11:44 AM
Dave, yeah, I was thinking the same thing

That kid blowing dandalion seeds in my face is making me want to sneeze

Dvandom - Today at 11:45 AM
[evilly rubs wings together]

NegaDash

Caldwin - Today at 11:45 AM
Shy doesn't realise that Dash's cutimark is on upside down?

FnuAw - Today at 11:45 AM
GET OFF MY PHONE!

Dvandom - Today at 11:45 AM
She tries to politely avert her eyes from Dashiebutt.

Caldwin - Today at 11:45 AM
prude

Fnu! Turn...the phone...OFF

Dvandom - Today at 11:46 AM
This master plan is never really gonna get past the first powerpoint....

Caldwin - Today at 11:46 AM
So...is there going to be any fighting in this villian episode?

Scavenger - Today at 11:46 AM
Jerome fan art incoming

Dvandom - Today at 11:47 AM
PRECIOUS

FnuAw - Today at 11:48 AM
Yeah I hope these plots intersect but end up going their own ways, never resolved.

Caldwin - Today at 11:48 AM
No one recognises that the cutie marks aren't right. How long have these ponies known eachother???

Dvandom - Today at 11:48 AM
It might be that this is only a viewer cue, like the desaturated colors.

Wow, that's an old callback.

Caldwin - Today at 11:50 AM
Can't we all just get along? That's a reference a few decades too late, isn't it?

Dvandom - Today at 11:50 AM
Exactly.

And a touch tacky, since it was based on the LA riots of the early 90s.

FnuAw - Today at 11:51 AM
Get off my phone. GET OFF MY PHONE!

Caldwin - Today at 11:51 AM
TURN...THE DAMN..THING....OFF!!!!

FnuAw - Today at 11:51 AM
Is the episode as good as it looks?

Caldwin - Today at 11:51 AM
Meh!

Scavenger - Today at 11:51 AM
fake caldwin, sad

Caldwin - Today at 11:51 AM
Right now it's in a holding pattern, going nowhere

Less than 10 minutes left, they better get on with it.

Dvandom - Today at 11:52 AM
The worst thing it could do at this point is to go somewhere, I think. Absurdist planfail has a charm of its own, but there's not a lot of ways this could resolve without being a disappointment.

FnuAw - Today at 11:53 AM
I don't want a neat resolution. I want Chrysalis just lost in the woods, stuck with these idiots, for a length of time we're left to only imagine.

Dvandom - Today at 11:53 AM
MINEmInEMIne

Caldwin - Today at 11:53 AM
Well, at least AJ's load's easier to carry now

Dvandom - Today at 11:54 AM
Speaking of old references....

and slightly newer.

"That's the ticket" is even older than "can't we all just get along."

Caldwin - Today at 11:54 AM
Poor Starlight! How much abuse can one pony take?

Rarity's been there before. She should no better than to go right over the edge

FnuAw - Today at 11:57 AM
Yes. Go home. Never meet Chrysalis. Please.

Aww.

Caldwin - Today at 11:57 AM
Wait...that's it? This is all they have to do to defeat Chrysalis? This...wha? That's rather...anticlimatic!

Dvandom - Today at 11:57 AM
The NegaPonies get too close to the Tree of Harmony and it vaporizes them.

Caldwin - Today at 11:57 AM
Chrysalis still knows where the tree is, right?

Dvandom - Today at 11:58 AM
"I can hear you, you know!" - Chryssy

Caldwin - Today at 11:59 AM
Uh oh! I sense a "To be continued"

Dvandom - Today at 11:59 AM
Huh, I was right.

Caldwin - Today at 11:59 AM
Or not. Huh!

FnuAw - Today at 11:59 AM
YES!

Dvandom - Today at 12:00 PM
Team Changeling Blasting Off AGAAAAAAINNNN!!!!

Caldwin - Today at 12:00 PM
Well that was...different

Shadewing - Today at 12:00 PM
that's clearly settign up for something

Scavenger - Today at 12:00 PM
that was kindof a horrorific end to the negaponies

FnuAw - Today at 12:00 PM
It's not the 'Grumpy Chrysalis lost in the woods' ending I was hoping for, but close enough.

Caldwin - Today at 12:01 PM
A villain episode with no fighting...in fact, the heroes never even realize they met the villains. What the?

Dvandom - Today at 12:01 PM
And the villains never realized they met the heroes.

NegaJack came closest to realizing.

Caldwin - Today at 12:02 PM
Shadewing...yeah, I thought it was building to something...but...Chrysalis seemed like she was soundly beaten

Scavenger - Today at 12:02 PM
Twidark I think knew it

Dvandom - Today at 12:03 PM
But if she did, she was too wrapped up in scheming to tell anyone.

Scavenger - Today at 12:03 PM
well, it didn't matter..she just needed to get to the elements, not deal with the heroes

Guardian Prime - Today at 12:03 PM
Unless this leads up to something later on, there didn't seem to be much point to this episode. I'll have to watch this again later.

FnuAw - Today at 12:03 PM
Why does it need to have a point?

Scavenger - Today at 12:04 PM
it restablished Chysalis and let the actors have some fun with variant characters

Dvandom - Today at 12:04 PM
It seemed to be more of a "Remember, Chryssi is still out there," episode. Whether it's to set up her eventual reformation, or to have her team up with the evil accreditor to shut down the school in the finale, dunno.

Caldwin - Today at 12:05 PM
Well, I guess it's getting late enough I better actually start the day. Later all!

Dvandom - Today at 12:05 PM
And, frankly, it worked better as absurdist no-point storytelling.

Shadewing - Today at 12:05 PM
I think the elements flashing black could be something

Scavenger - Today at 12:05 PM
reverse twilight has gone from depressed to evil

Dvandom - Today at 12:06 PM
It seemed to be the Tree recognizing evil and preparing to deal with it.

Guardian Prime - Today at 12:06 PM
Will have to catch a replay of this later. I missed pieces of it.

FnuAw - Today at 12:10 PM
It was fun.

Guardian Prime - Today at 12:11 PM
I guess the hiatus begins.

Dvandom - Today at 12:11 PM
Yep.

FnuAw - Today at 12:12 PM
I think the hiatus begins on a high note.

Scavenger - Today at 12:12 PM
ok.. someone go make me pancakes

Guardian Prime - Today at 12:13 PM
Time to run. Later.

FnuAw - Today at 12:14 PM
I guess it's transcript time.

Dvandom - Today at 12:14 PM
nods

 

Allspark broke the formatting. I had to go line by line.
 
I could not disagree more with the sentiment that this was a pointless episode. The point is Chrysalis having a horrible day. What more could you want?
 
There's no need to have a big battle just to have a battle. Not every appearance of a major villain needs to be the latest Armageddon. The villains still exist when they're not launching big schemes that demand action from the heroes. Sometimes they launch schemes that completely fail to get off the ground. Sometimes they gotta leave their lair just to get groceries. We just don't normally get those stories.

 

There's a trope for this. 'You can't thwart stage 1.' Well this time stage 1 did get thwarted, without the heroes even realizing it. I see this episode as doing something different, and I liked it.

 

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:18 PM

I still need to catch a replay to see the parts I missed to make some sense of this episode, but I figured there wouldn't be a big boss battle for this ep to begin with and wasn't expecting one, considering it's the middle of the season.  Sure enough, no battle.  Save those for the season finales/premieres.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:04 PM

I didn't see it as a waste of time. In fact, this will probably be one I go back and watch a few times.

It just surprised me is all. After 8 seasons, you come to think you know what to expect. Villians only show up during two-parters for the more actiony episodes. But then this one comes along and throws a curveball.

Which is actually good. One of the main complaints I'd been having was that the series had been getting same old same old. This season so far has finally shown that they still have a few surprises to throw our way. I like that.

Just took me most of the episode to try and figure what the heck they were playing at was all.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:25 PM

I couldn't disagree more. It WAS a pointless episode.

 

Why? Because in the end they fumbled a good idea. An evil Mane 6. There is a LOT that could be done with that, and this is what they gave us, and you know why I feel it isn't that good?

 

Because they "Mean 6" are gone now. We won't be seeing them again.

 

We could have still gotten this episode AND kept them around to do the 'bigger stuff' later. But we didn't.

 

The mane six didn't even realize there were evil clones of themselves. It all in all ended up just being a waste of time.

 

I could not disagree more with the sentiment that this was a pointless episode. The point is Chrysalis having a horrible day. What more could you want?

 

For them to take a damn risk. Pony can be entertaining, but most of the time they play it safe. This was the safest you could play it with evil clones, and it's very disappointing.

 

Gen 1 had freaking Grogar and the city where if unicorns teleported they vanished and no one knew what happened to them. There was a Zebra that basically stole their souls, and a witch that sucked their youth out.

 

Where are those stories? Look I like ponies and all, but I think after eight years we can be a bit more mature with the plots now. The kids can handle it. Give me a threat.

 

There's no need to have a big battle just to have a battle. Not every appearance of a major villain needs to be the latest Armageddon. The villains still exist when they're not launching big schemes that demand action from the heroes. Sometimes they launch schemes that completely fail to get off the ground. Sometimes they gotta leave their lair just to get groceries. We just don't normally get those stories.

 

 

No there isn't. Hell if this was just about Chrysalis and the mean six being lost in the forest I think it would have been just fine. But throw in the mane six just to do the 'Oh! Oh! The gang doesn't know that's not their Rarity! Isn't that hilarious!?"

 

No, no it is not.

 

Also, pretty sure we don't normally get those stories because you know, they aren't usually that interesting to see. Fraid that's how I feel about this one.

 

 

There's a trope for this. 'You can't thwart stage 1.' Well this time stage 1 did get thwarted, without the heroes even realizing it. I see this episode as doing something different, and I liked it.

 

That's the problem with it though. The mane six will never know what happened, We could have gotten something great, but instead they played it safe and tossed the idea aside, never to be used again.

 

What a waste.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:42 PM

I couldn't disagree more. It WAS a pointless episode.
 
Why? Because in the end they fumbled a good idea. An evil Mane 6. There is a LOT that could be done with that, and this is what they gave us, and you know why I feel it isn't that good?
 
Because they "Mean 6" are gone now. We won't be seeing them again.
 
We could have still gotten this episode AND kept them around to do the 'bigger stuff' later. But we didn't.
 
The mane six didn't even realize there were evil clones of themselves. It all in all ended up just being a waste of time.


Fair point, they didn't have to write the Mean Six out like that. As I said in the chat that I would have preferred an ending with Chrysalis and the Mean Six lost in the woods. They could have argued over the whole end credits while Chrysalis just groans.

But, there's something to be said for not letting an idea wear out its welcome. I can't think of anything particularly interesting to do with the Mean Six if they were able to return for a second episode.

For them to take a damn risk. Pony can be entertaining, but most of the time they play it safe. This was the safest you could play it with evil clones, and it's very disappointing.
 
Gen 1 had freaking Grogar and the city where if unicorns teleported they vanished and no one knew what happened to them. There was a Zebra that basically stole their souls, and a witch that sucked their youth out.
 
Where are those stories? Look I like ponies and all, but I think after eight years we can be a bit more mature with the plots now. The kids can handle it. Give me a threat.


I would understand this point more if we hadn't already gotten two season finale two parters with Chrysalis, three if you count an alternate timeline, plus a bunch of comics. Today's episode indicates she's probably going to be back again. I don't understand what you mean here.

Does it count at all as "not playing it safe" to have the usually correct Princess Twilight Sparkle proudly thinking she's delivering the episode's lesson while the audience knows she has no idea what happened at all, making an ironic mockery of this whole lesson thing Hasbro likes this show to do? I enjoyed that bit.

No there isn't. Hell if this was just about Chrysalis and the mean six being lost in the forest I think it would have been just fine. But throw in the mane six just to do the 'Oh! Oh! The gang doesn't know that's not their Rarity! Isn't that hilarious!?"
 
No, no it is not.
 
Also, pretty sure we don't normally get those stories because you know, they aren't usually that interesting to see. Fraid that's how I feel about this one.

It certainly isn't the most interesting plot ever, but I find this version of it more interesting than usual because the heroes never figured out that that's not their Rarity. They just wrote it off as a bad day and went on with their lives, oblivious to what they were just part of. For once they got to blindly wander through someone else's adventure.

It's like what I hoped would happen to Sweetie Belle a couple episodes ago. I hoped she'd never find out that the pie wasn't for her and her plotline would be left dangling as a gag. Usually everything gets tied together so neatly and it makes me happy when that doesn't happen.

It reminds me of Seinfeldtype humor. Two mostly unrelated plots crisscross in some farcial way then continue on in their own separate directions, with someone ending up having a horrible day, sometimes for reasons they'll never know.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:54 PM

I think we got about as much out of the Mean 6 as we could, feasibly.  Too much more and it would grate.  The IDEA might return, with Chryssi realizing that maybe "exact opposites" might have been a bad idea, and trying a subtler variant.  Or just turning into the Mane 6 herself, one at a time, to try to sow disharmony.  

 

I did like that she's decided that she's arching SG now.  And we're seeing the sort of failure-to-launch plot that's normally left out entirely, or at best shown in a flashback montage, a nice change of pace.

 

Pointless?  Yes, and amusingly so.  Any actual confrontation would have been anticlimactic.

 

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