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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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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:55 AM

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The final season continues with another episode!

And this time it'll be with the Student Six.

What adventure will our little group of students go on?

 

New episode airs Saturday, April 13th

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

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SYNOPSIS!

 

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UPROOTED:

 

The Young Six respond to a magical summons from the Tree of Harmony, only to learn it has been destroyed.

 

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:29 PM

Yeah... so the harmony tree is dead... does this mean the map doesn't work anymore?



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:31 PM

Yeah... so the harmony tree is dead... does this mean the map doesn't work anymore?

 

I think the map works just fine, still, the elements of harmony are likely now sort of spread across the land with the mane six and the student six being the primary users while the map calls upon certain ponies because their talents are needed for the problem, as per normal, now I wonder if the map will call Luna or Celestia for a problem, give them some spotlight, seeing as they are "retiring" from ruling the land.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:42 PM

Yeah... so the harmony tree is dead... does this mean the map doesn't work anymore?

 

We don't know. I imagine this episode will clarify things one way or another.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:15 AM

Not too bad. I enjoyed the later half more then the first.

 

I wonder if one day the three will be able to walk around in a makeshift pony body?


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 12:10 PM

DvandomToday at 11:27 AM
Morning

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:28 AM
Mornin'

DvandomToday at 11:30 AM
So, dreamscape.
The irony...getting naked in a dream is LESS embarrassing.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:32 AM
Spirit of the tree lives!
I see a Fnu.
Wait, are you on mobile this time?

DvandomToday at 11:33 AM
That's what the icon says.

FnuAwToday at 11:33 AM
Talking on mobile.
Had to watch on laptop.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:33 AM
First time I've seen the mobile icon for Discord.

DvandomToday at 11:34 AM
I heard the Discord notification bleep from the phone of one of my students last week.

FnuAwToday at 11:35 AM
The students!

DvandomToday at 11:37 AM
In this universe, that MIGHT work...
"Whatever, go away." signature.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:40 AM
Baby changelings. Cute.

FnuAwToday at 11:40 AM
So permission slips are still a thing? Schools aren't just doing whatever they want yet?

DvandomToday at 11:40 AM
Seaquestrian powerpoint.
Congratulations, you killed a sapling by putting it in a cave.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:41 AM
What have you done, Sandbar?

FnuAwToday at 11:46 AM
Yup. Such a Griffin.

DvandomToday at 11:49 AM
Okay, act two: solid sitcom cliche.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:50 AM
They've thoroughly destroyed that cave. What a mess.
Yona is the only sensible one.

DvandomToday at 11:53 AM
Schooled by a yak.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:53 AM
Yak smash stupidity.

DvandomToday at 11:54 AM
Smashing commemorates transitory nature of life.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:54 AM
We got a song!

DvandomToday at 11:56 AM
Nails go into crystal? Oookay.
OSHA might have some words with them.
Fortress of non-Solitude!
"The Tree has always been a bit of a drama queen."

FnuAwToday at 11:59 AM
Tree spirit is still creepy.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:59 AM
That was interesting.
The last half, anyway.

FnuAwToday at 12:00 PM
It's season 5 all over again.

Guardian PrimeToday at 12:02 PM
Tree of Harmony gets a massive upgrade. Guess we'll have to wait on seeing what it looks like on the inside.

FnuAwToday at 12:03 PM
This does indicate the Student Six are going to be important this season if they get their own playset headquarters.
It is going to feel cheap if we never get an explanation for this tree beyond being a deus ex Swiss amy knife.

Guardian PrimeToday at 12:11 PM
I've gotta run. Catch y'all later.

DvandomToday at 12:11 PM
l8r


Okay episode. It's great to know that the students are going to be important this season.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:51 PM

Just watched the latest ep, at first I thought "Discord!" because of the wackness of the setting but as the story progressed, the truth of that was revealed as a dream. Anyway, this ep, was one of those feel good eps, it felt like the writter put a lot of heart into this one, by the end, I had shed a bit of a tear and that doesn't happen offen with me, everything felt rather natural and not forced to work for sake the story and lesson of the week. In general, I quite enjoyed this ep, but one thing for certain, the Former Tree of Harmony has taken on a life of its own, even if it does like to impersonate Twilight, so its now pretty much the Tree House of Harmony, thou Spike asked the right question, who going to show us around, I hope we see the inside soon and I think the student six will make it their hang out spot, just as Twilight and friends have Twilight's castle and the CMC have their club house on the Apple farm.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:50 PM

I have mixed feelings about this episode.

 

Don't get me wrong, I think that the main plot of the episode was something that needed to be done. Doing something to remember and honor the destroyed Tree of Harmony? Sounds like a fair plot to me. Heck, it could've been a neat thing if done properly - have the four groups with the strongest connection to the Tree (the Pillars, the Princesses, the Mane Six and the Student Six) come together to do that would have been interesting. Heck, just having the Pillars and the Student Six together would've been a fun episode.

 

But they didn't do that. They just focused on the Student Six. Admittedly, if they had gone that route, they'd have just been repeating Castle Sweet Castle, but still, it feels like everyone outside of the Student Six is too busy with one thing or another to properly recognize and let go of the Tree of Harmony. At least with Golden Oak Library, how things were handled was more understandable.

 

Anyway, the Student Six all attempting their own way to honor the Tree? That's fine, they're all looking at it from their own unique lenses, and there's no shame in that. And I'm glad that Yona's solution was the one they went with - Ocellus remains my favorite of the Student Six, but Yona will always be Best Yak.

 

After that, however, I get annoyed with the writers. It's like they're trying to go backsies on the big world-changing thing from the premiere. Tree of Harmony destroyed? Let's have the students build a treehouse, and have that treehouse turn into a new magic Treehouse of Harmony that could conceivably produce new Elements of Harmony! Also, the Tree's only showing projections to the Student Six - we have no evidence that it's done so with the Manes, or anypony else whom it has a connection with. I don't know what the writers' intent is here, but as it is, it feels like the Tree's playing favorites.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:56 AM

It could be that the Tree is ensuring if the Manesix are seperated and unable to unite at the critical time, there will be another group who can come together and use its magic to save the land from the evil force, it also could be preparing for a time when the Mane six time has passed and there needs to be another group to stand up to those who do bad things, it could also be ensuring that its power grow to go beyond Equesita into the other lands and bring harmony to those places, pretty much I would say the Tree could be out to conquer the world, in its own way, just not rule it as the villians want to do.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:56 AM

Imagine though. Imagine the tree turns out to be the final boss.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:14 PM

Imagine though. Imagine the tree turns out to be the final boss.

 

Now that would be a intersting twist, depending how its handled, of course there could always be the Tree of Disharmony, you know, the counter balance and it could be the source of Discord's magic but he is unaware of its existance and he believes the magic is his alone, he is pretty much the most powerful single being in that world.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:02 PM

Imagine though. Imagine the tree turns out to be the final boss.

 

I know at least two fans who would love for that to happen, for Twilight and company to decide to just turn on the Tree of Harmony and tell it where to shove it. One of them was actually glad Sombra destroyed the thing, because he'd become convinced that the Tree was a manipulative monster in its own right, and was genuinely unhappy at how this episode went because the Tree and its' 'Spirit' continued on to manipulate and endanger others.

 

The showrunners won't go for it, however, for any number of reasons.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:23 PM

Imagine though. Imagine the tree turns out to be the final boss.

 
Now that would be a intersting twist, depending how its handled, of course there could always be the Tree of Disharmony, you know, the counter balance and it could be the source of Discord's magic but he is unaware of its existance and he believes the magic is his alone, he is pretty much the most powerful single being in that world.
That would be the everfree forest. Dangerous flora and fauna that operates through magic and by it's own ruleset. And without something to suppress it; able to spread quickly enough to directly threaten the world.

I thought the world was bad enough with just the ridiculous number of apex predators we had seen by season 3: but their own ecosystem is balanced on a magical razor's edge.

But yeah, good episode, I enjoyed it.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:38 PM

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:13 AM

Well if I had to guess (and I do, it's not like we'll ever get an actual answer) I'd say the tree's projection appeared to the Student Six, because they are basically the only one's it's tried to "talk' with. Or to look at it another way. The tree has the elements of harmony, and the mane six are connected to those elements, but the tree itself connected and talked to the student six, so it has a connection to them, while the mane six were more connected to JUST the elements, which are gone now.

 

So it talks to them, and it's them who has the best chance of bringing it back, it's spirit still connected to all of theirs.

 

I pretty much knew the tree couldn't be just GONE from the fact it had projected it's image to the student six before. It's become a self aware being. No way it'd just die like that.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:30 AM

If the tree turned out to be a manipulative monster playing a very long game tricking minions into restoring its power, the buildup would be a runaway success.

 

It would feel fitting if ponies completely misunderstood its power and have been using it for good all this time.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:12 PM

You did WHAT to the timber wolves?!?!? Do you ponies have ANY IDEA how long it takes to teach a pine tree to sit up and hugging BEG!



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 10:12 PM

If the tree turned out to be a manipulative monster playing a very long game tricking minions into restoring its power, the buildup would be a runaway success.

 

It would feel fitting if ponies completely misunderstood its power and have been using it for good all this time.

Thankfully I'm sure that won't happen.

 

Yeah sorry but I'd HATE that. It just seems like an unnecessary twist for the sake of having a twist.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:45 AM

Well, this is why I should not be a writer for kids' shows.


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