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@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.

@  Waspinator : (15 November 2018 - 03:28 AM)

That's hateriffic.

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 11:48 PM)

I both love and hate you all :wtf

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 November 2018 - 08:05 PM)

And this is what it tastes like, when doves fry.

@  Paladin : (14 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

on the other hand pheasant is phairly philling.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 November 2018 - 04:06 PM)

Well the fare is fowl if the fowl is fair.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 November 2018 - 03:10 PM)

1/4 of duck is 1/4 of the turd in turducken

@  Paladin : (14 November 2018 - 12:18 PM)

not really. duck meat is fowl.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2018 - 12:01 PM)

Couldn't we just cook the duck? I mean, it would be tastier...

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 12:09 AM)

That is much less than a duck, therefore it also floats. BURN THE INTERNET! ((Although it's an old article, I was surprised to find a result))

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 12:04 AM)

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/how-much-does-the-internet-weigh

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 05:11 PM)

If thou knows how to weigh wireless signals, thou are surely more of a witch than I.

@  MEDdMI : (13 November 2018 - 01:26 PM)

Does it weigh the same as a duck?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Nay! Tis merely the miracle of WIFI!

@  MEDdMI : (13 November 2018 - 11:49 AM)

WITCHCRAFT!

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Mwahahaha! I am writing this WIRELESSLY from my desktop!

@  unluckiness : (13 November 2018 - 10:28 AM)

yes.

@  Pennpenn : (13 November 2018 - 07:48 AM)

Is that nightmare fuel for wanking or nightmare fuel that is- actually you know what never mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2018 - 05:07 AM)

This is the Internet. Everything produces wanking nightmare fuel.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 November 2018 - 01:52 AM)

Yet both have produced wanking nightmare fuel. (Rule 34 is a harsh mistress)

@  fourteenwings : (12 November 2018 - 11:41 PM)

I don't know if "magic animals" and "mecha" abide by the same design principals.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 09:20 PM)

PS4 controllers are crap. x.x;

@  Paladin : (12 November 2018 - 08:16 PM)

it took me way too long to realize that didn't actually say "wanking nightmare fuel."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 November 2018 - 08:14 PM)

I'm quite sure that directors don't make the designs because that would be ludicrous amount of work for a single person.

@  Noideaforaname : (12 November 2018 - 05:35 PM)

I guess "walking nightmare fuel" is an improvement...

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2018 - 04:12 PM)

It’s something when the new Pokemon movie is completely accurate to the original source character designs than the Transformers movies. Michael Bay would have created hyper stylised redesigns of Pokemon and many completely new designs if he was doing it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 November 2018 - 01:54 PM)

RIP Stan Lee.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 04:25 AM)

Ehh.. Except for a couple of people, the video game section isn't that bad.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2018 - 08:27 PM)

It feels like this hasn't been said enough: anybody who cares what people at TFW does would surely just check there themselves.

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:50 PM)

And with the Seinfeld/Cyberverse names, the genders matched up, and some of them seem fitting enough ("Peterman" for a leader figure prone to dramatic pronouncements; "Puddy" for a big, strong, gruff guy, etc.)

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Well, the codenames aren't completely random. Shatter and Dropkick were "Red Light" and "Blue Light", weren't they? Referencing their colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 November 2018 - 09:05 AM)

I'm sure the Hasbro logistics guy in charge of assigning the code names would be amused too, if he knew what TFW2005 was.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2018 - 01:30 AM)

Yup. TFW2005.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

Even though we have seen time and again that those names are just randomly applied names from whatever "theme" Hasbro has chosen for the respective line, with no intentional relation between code name and character.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

I love how folks on TFW2005 still assume the code names for toys from new toylines are mystery games Hasbro has created for the fans, and thus are trying to interpret a meaning into those names to guess the character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:56 PM)

I haven't watched many eps yet... Mainly cause I've gotten where I just wait till seasons end and watch the whole thing.

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

I presume he's going to feature heavily in episode 15

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

And like I said in one of the discussion threads, his voice reminds me of the English dub of Alexander Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Ahh, I ment shown up as a Main character yet, but I wasn't specific. :D

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:19 PM)

He showed up in "Maccadam's", and has at least been heard in a few other prior episodes.


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#1 Guardian Prime

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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

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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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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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