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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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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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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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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.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:56 AM
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.

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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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