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@  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*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:15 PM

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THE EARLY EDITION!

Because, Crikey, Australia Gets It First!

1 week before the US airing!

................................................

 

Another new episode flying in early.

And it's going to be a Twilight/Rarity combo!

What will these two be facing?

Will Twilight have to deal with a rival school?

 

The Australian airing will be on Boomerang,

Sunday, August 5th (Saturday, 4th for US)

at 8:30 a.m. AEST

or

Check the Pony Countdown Clock,

for airing times in your local timezone,

if you want to try and locate a stream,

for people outside of Australia.

 

For those wanting to wait until the US airing,

The new episode will be on Saturday, August 11th

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

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SYNOPSIS!

 

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FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY:

 

When Twilight discovers there's another school of friendship,

she and Rarity go to investigate and are shocked to discover

that Twilight's idol and Pillar of Old Equestria, Starswirl the Bearded,

is enrolled at Friendship University!

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 11:04 AM

I'm sorta looking forward to this one. Sorta.


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:28 PM

Well, it aired in Australia, and it's on Youtube.

 

Spoiler


Not a bad episode, but not a great one. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season more than I was this episode, however.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:19 AM

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Edited by videomaster21XX, 06 August 2018 - 12:20 AM.

It's a secret to everybody

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#5 wonko the sane?

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:49 AM

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:31 AM

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That's not how it came across to me. She seemed genuinely convinced it was enough.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:40 AM

 

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That's not how it came across to me. She seemed genuinely convinced it was enough.

 

So she really sold a bad idea to twilight? It's flim and flam; you can't con them with with an eyepatch, especially not an eyepatch on an alicorn. After what applejack and fluttershy went through, they know this.

 

I'm not saying she did it maliciously, I'm not saying she did it on purpose, but that's what happened, and it worked. Twilight got found, and they didn't even think to pay attention for an accomplice.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:02 PM

Well what I'm saying is it really seems like Rarity thought the eyepatch would work. Not that she did it on purpose, and frankly I don't see her doing that. Rarity really doesn't seem the type to sell out her friends. Hence why I kinda tilt my head at the whole thing. Just seems a bit too silly for Rarity.

Now Pinkie. Pinkie I'd buy trying this.


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#9 Echowarrior

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:06 PM

One could argue that Rarity was counting on Flim and Flam being unobservant, like most other ponies in Equestria. Seriously, they seem all too eager to ignore the fact that Twilight's in their midst unless it's specifically called out to them.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:26 PM

 

Guardian Prime Today at 11:23 AM
Mornin'
 
FnuAw Today at 11:25 AM
Morning.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:27 AM
Allo
 
Scavenger Today at 11:30 AM
 
 
Dvandom Today at 11:31 AM
"Who installed all these waterfalls all over the place? Equestria was flat when I last explored it...."
*My Little Dali"
 
Scavenger Today at 11:33 AM
..are they actually gonna do a diploma mill stroy?
 
FnuAw Today at 11:34 AM
I must learn to turn off my phone on Saturday mornings.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:36 AM
Yeah, in Las Pegasus it's definitely a diploma mill.
Flim and Flam
Eyup
At least they used existing characters instead of making up a new pony who everyone would be reading as an expy of (political figure).
Neighsay has thrown away his professional ethics just to get back at Twi.
 
FnuAw Today at 11:41 AM
I don't know what kids are supposed to take from some of these episodes, but they're going to be surprised when they revisit this show as nostalgic adults.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:42 AM
Especially when future-tumblr points out that this episode about a pony supremacist trying to hijack the educational system aired on the first anniversary of the Charolotte nazi march.
 
Scavenger Today at 11:43 AM
well, that's a bit...coincidental?
 
Guardian Prime Today at 11:43 AM
I didn't even realize that.
 
FnuAw Today at 11:43 AM
Political overtones are way more fun when they're coincidental.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:44 AM
And then there will be the conspiracy theories that the air order weirdness lately was just so this could happen.
Now, if Twi really trusted Starswirl, she'd just go home and wait for him to bring the whole edifice down around Flim and Flam.
Instead, she'll learn to trust him by act three, after spending this act in hijinks.
(Oh, someone with gambling resorts starts a diploma mill, shocking)
 
Scavenger Today at 11:46 AM
you know, Twilight's title is princess of friendship, but she's also princess of magic...perhaps she should learn that "banish to the moon" spell.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:46 AM
"Flim and Flam are cons" is a far weaker hook than "Neighsay is a racist" if Twi wants to convince Starswirl.
Oh boy, wacky hijinks.
Snikt
 
FnuAw Today at 11:48 AM
This stream is too laggy to follow. But it's resulting in some amazing faces.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:48 AM
Huh, "next level." Scientology riff?
 
FnuAw Today at 11:49 AM
I'm just going to read a transcript.
 
Scavenger Today at 11:50 AM
Again, part of the monarchy made of all powerful god princesesses.....
just send them to the moon
Dave, have you tried getting your students to feed you grapes?
 
FnuAw Today at 11:52 AM
It would be quite a plot twist if it turns out the princesses had no real administrative power this whole time.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:53 AM
"This island will keep us safe from the rabble after The Event...."
Scav: No, but they have brought cake.
 
FnuAw Today at 11:54 AM
Well I don't know how good this episode is but the transcript is terrific.
 
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Alpha Pony?
Good product, but overcharging.
F&F clearly didn't plan to be able to flush the evidence quickly.
Odd that she didn't recognize her own lessons.
Disguises work better when no one knows who you are anyway.
 
Scavenger Today at 12:00 PM
well twilight never saw the lessons..rarity did
 
Dvandom Today at 12:01 PM
Twi did see some while wearing the eyepatch and snooping.
 
Scavenger Today at 12:01 PM
i think she saw marketing material, as opposed to the "work sheets"
 
Dvandom Today at 12:02 PM
(Also doesn't say much for Rarity reading the lesson plans if she found so much "new" in F&F's copies.)
 
FnuAw Today at 12:02 PM
That transcript suggested some visuals I must see.
 
Dvandom Today at 12:03 PM
Such as?
 
Scavenger Today at 12:03 PM
i think only Twilight has read the lesson plans
 
FnuAw Today at 12:04 PM
The disguises.
 
Dvandom Today at 12:04 PM
I half expected Rarity to be wearing a Music Band t-shirt.
 
Scavenger Today at 12:07 PM
has rarity ever had a flim/flam story?
 
Dvandom Today at 12:07 PM
No, they're almost always AJ -focus.
 
FnuAw Today at 12:09 PM
I like how they refuse to write Flim and Flam as entirely one dimensional. The product was overpriced and unoriginal, but not worthless.
 
Dvandom Today at 12:11 PM
Yep. Most of their scams are undone by cutting corners later on, rather than by having a bad product to begin with (other than the tonic, which was their only real snake oil IIRC).
Moral for the kids: just because something gets a celebrity endorsement doesn't mean it's on the up-and-up.
 
Scavenger Today at 12:22 PM
maybe it's don't trust higher education
 
Dvandom Today at 12:27 PM
Small college towns are better than big city campuses?
 
Scavenger Today at 12:28 PM
paperwork is evil?
If a teacher gives you a test, they're pulling a scam, so you should refuse to take it and send them to the moon!
 

 


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:18 PM

Oh...Flim and Flam...snooooooooore!

Just couldn't get into this one. Flim and Flam muscle in on someone else's territory and tries to make them go out of business. Everybody buys into the glitter and our main cast becomes outcasts. Turns out Flim and Flam were cheating everyone and the scam implodes.

Can't help but think I've seen this one before...a few times.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:51 AM

We got to see Rarity with a messy mane though, and that's worth it no matter how many times we see it.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:33 AM

Saw it. Before they said Last Pegasus, I thought it was Neighsay who'd be the villain.

Flim and Flam are cool to see again BUT they kinda lost steam because their first song was their best song and there's expectations. Everything else after that wasnt as memorable (the tonic ep didn't have a song. Same with the argument ep. What were they arguing about anyway?)

Wait, Twilight wrote a book but it's not available to the general public? Once she said it, I thought it was accepted that it's well known and either sold in stores or in a library. Shouldn't the info be available to everycreature (I hate that use, haha. Everyone!)?

Something I noticed was the university was so dull looking. The backgrounds were so dull. I'd think Flim and Flam would do so much better decorating.

Also I didn't figure the work sheet plan cuz I thought it was 'get everybody to do good stuff for them' like how Rarity waited on Flam's whim in class. Then I thought it was Starswirl who was making the lessons for free but the two were charging for them after.

Could have used more 'pop' like the song song and backgrounds but cool on Detective Rarity and Twilight again. Yeah, the patch only was dumb tho, haha

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