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@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.


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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:13 AM



It?s almost here. A new episode will soon be upon us! So let?s have a synopsis!

Synopsis: In the hopes of proving that the Crystal Empire is more than worthy of being selected as the next venue for the upcoming Equestria Games, Princess Cadance commissions Twilight to work her magic with the deciding Games Inspector.



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Firstly, a little something for us old school Toonami fans, and then followed by a nice little PMV!








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#2 Zamuel

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:36 AM

It's interesting that I'm looking forward to this episode off of the title alone.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

I been waited for this episode since summer.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

This breaks the tradition of a Pinkie episode immediately preceding the season finale. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

I'll have to watch it later in the day it looks like. =(

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Feb 8 2013, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This breaks the tradition of a Pinkie episode immediately preceding the season finale. icon-screamer.gif

Maybe she'll steal the show somehow.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ Feb 8 2013, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Feb 8 2013, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This breaks the tradition of a Pinkie episode immediately preceding the season finale. icon-screamer.gif

Maybe she'll steal the show somehow.

Actually crossing my fingers for this to be a stealth Rarity episode.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

That would be nice.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Another stock plot episode... the Mistaken Identity plot that one could see coming from a mile away, and of course it all works out in the end. Doesn't leave me with much hope for the finale with how much stock plots are being used this season. Maybe its just because of the movie, but the latter half of this season has just been really lack luster.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Well, it wasn't quite a "stealth Rarity episode," but she did get a fair amount of focus.

Pity they went with the ancient sitcom plot, tho.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

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Welcome! You have entered [The Well] at 7:37 am
[pao] 7:38 am: good morning
[scavgraphics] 7:38 am: hey
[scavgraphics] 7:38 am: isn't thre a show on shortly?
[pao] 7:38 am: :45 from now
[The Well]: Fnu Aw has entered at 7:44 am
[Fnu Aw] 7:44 am: Cheching in.
[pao] 7:45 am: how's it going?
[pao] 7:46 am: I know I've seen this Pound Puppies episode before, but the Canadian dogs still crack me up
[The Well]: Arson has entered at 7:47 am
[Arson] 7:47 am: Mornin!
[pao] 7:51 am: mornin'
[The Well]: TM2 Dinobot has entered at 7:52 am
[TM2 Dinobot] 7:52 am: Only the pennant man shall pass!
[Arson] 7:52 am: Mornin'!
[pao] 7:52 am: here comes the cavalry
[pao] 7:53 am: pennant man? a person shaped like a small nautical flag?
[TM2 Dinobot] 7:54 am: no, like humility
[pao] 7:54 am: penitent?
[TM2 Dinobot] 7:55 am: is that it? google didn't stop me
[pao] 7:55 am: it's probably a common mishearing
[pao] 7:56 am: Indy and his dad aren't exactly enunciating
[pao] 7:57 am: ok, need to get coffee going, be back shortly
[scavgraphics] 7:57 am: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDUQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.merriam-webster.com%2Fdictionary%2Fpenitent&ei=j2UWUbjuBuGrigLcioA4&usg=AFQjCNFfG23Wi2LDS5BrEb7G7axhs6JxAA&bvm=bv.42080656,d.cGE
[TM2 Dinobot] 7:57 am: stomp stomp stomp! STOMPIES!
[scavgraphics] 7:57 am: @^[email protected]$#@ google
[scavgraphics] 7:57 am: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penitent
[Fnu Aw] 7:58 am: Yay, my plan worked again.
[scavgraphics] 8:06 am: so are you penitent for getting the word wrong dino?
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:08 am: no, i just used it as an example in the Mane6 thread
[scavgraphics] 8:08 am: ah...only read the headline
[scavgraphics] 8:08 am: isn't happy
[scavgraphics] 8:08 am: both the situation, and the subtitle of the thread
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:09 am: cause Mane6 got themselves shut down? yeah, me too, buddy. me too
[scavgraphics] 8:09 am: I'm not sure it's fair that companies do such things so far into existence
[Fnu Aw] 8:10 am: I really don't blame Hasbro.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:11 am: 1) Mane6 stole the IP. 2) Hasbro was willing to let them slide. 3) M6 takes their game on the road to E3!
[scavgraphics] 8:11 am: well, keeping in mind i don't know the full sitch...
[The Well]: Dvandom has entered at 8:11 am
[Dvandom] 8:11 am: Mornin
[Fnu Aw] 8:11 am: Hasbro is willing to let these things slide as long as they can reasonable claim to be unaware of them. This thing went public.
[Arson] 8:11 am: Mornin'!
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:12 am: so now Hasbro has these guys that they've let slide this far, who have taken an inch and are pushing for a mile. remember, a C&D order is a kindness. They could have just sent lawyers
[scavgraphics] 8:12 am: it's been pretty public for a while though
[Dvandom] 8:13 am: Faust has offered to give Mane6 a new set of characters to use. And since it sounds like a lot of the development time so far has just been learning to use the program, restarting from scratch isn't as big a deal as it might sound.
[Fnu Aw] 8:13 am: Faust is awesome.
[scavgraphics] 8:13 am: fnu: you need a better color
[Fnu Aw] 8:13 am: Faust is awesome.
[scavgraphics] 8:14 am: better
[Fnu Aw] 8:14 am: I'm still searching for my color.
[Arson] 8:14 am: I presume this is the Mane6 responsible for Fighting is Magic?
[The Well]: Skids has entered at 8:14 am
[scavgraphics] 8:14 am: that cold be a pony episode
[Dvandom] 8:14 am: Arson: Yeah.
[pao] 8:14 am: Dino, Klisk (not Mane6) brought their game to EVO 2012, and EVO 2013 invited them, not the other way around; and at no point was Mane6 in the right...so I'm not really sure what your point is (E3? not even relevant)
[Skids] 8:14 am: Good morning every pony.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:15 am: EVO, not E3. Thank you
[pao] 8:16 am: but at any rate, they've always openly admitted they were one C&D away from being shut down, so they were aware of what they were doing
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:16 am: Okay, speculation. Songs today or not?
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:16 am: right
[pao] 8:16 am: hmm, good question...
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:16 am: HARDWARESTORE!
[Fnu Aw] 8:16 am: I have no idea what today's episode is about. Wee!
[pao] 8:16 am: I could see a song; there's probably an opening ceremony of some kind
[Arson] 8:16 am: We're close.
[Skids] 8:17 am: Their due for a song
[The Well]: Guardian Prime has entered at 8:17 am
[Arson] 8:17 am: *They're
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:17 am: ARDWARE STORE! We're close
[scavgraphics] 8:17 am: Because right is right, but fair is fair. this wasn't some secret thing that sprang up, it's been in public development for several years...and while it may be their right, it isn't fair to come in late in the game and c&D.
[scavgraphics] 8:18 am: Many years ago, LucasFilm established guidelines for fan productions for Star Wars fan films
[scavgraphics] 8:18 am: Paramount had some things similar for trek fiction, iirc
[Fnu Aw] 8:19 am: We'll get there someday.
[scavgraphics] 8:19 am: they "la la la la We don't see you" game just doesn't feel fair
[scavgraphics] 8:19 am: especially as it's "La la la til you cross some line we won't tell you about"
[Fnu Aw] 8:21 am: Watching Ok, enough about this. New episode is coming!
[pao] 8:21 am: I was just about to say the same thing...let's enjoy ourselves some cartoon horses
[Arson] 8:22 am: PONYTIME AT LAST!
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:22 am: im with fluttershy. floor naps are the best
[Dvandom] 8:22 am: Ah, recapitulation.
[Guardian Prime] 8:23 am: What the heck!? Where's the new ep?
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:23 am: huh. this is a first
[Dvandom] 8:23 am: Parallelism, GP.
[scavgraphics] 8:23 am: Oh...Continuity!
[Guardian Prime] 8:23 am: Ah, there we go.
[Skids] 8:23 am: I think their showing what they did at Crystal empire while spike was watching the pets
[Arson] 8:23 am: Watch closely...There're differences...
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:24 am: I'm calling RD's dad SkyStriker
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:24 am: A Real Equestrian Hero
[Fnu Aw] 8:24 am: Argh, Haxmega froze. Had to reload it.
[scavgraphics] 8:24 am: pinkie parallelism
[Guardian Prime] 8:24 am: They worried me there...for just a second.
[Fnu Aw] 8:24 am: What did I miss?
[Arson] 8:25 am: the intro
[scavgraphics] 8:25 am: well, I see a good reason why cloudsdale missed out
[The Well]: Zeel1 has entered at 8:25 am
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:25 am: the beginning of last week's episode
[Zeel1] 8:25 am: Heya
[Arson] 8:25 am: Mornin'!
[Fnu Aw] 8:25 am: I demand details!
[Zeel1] 8:25 am: Didn't realize this was an Olympics equivilent, that's kind of cool.
[scavgraphics] 8:25 am: is it creepy to trot out ms. america to the extended demographic?
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:25 am: GEE HUB, THANKS FOR THE SPOILERS
[pao] 8:26 am: Fnu: Spike is still irresponsible. Ponies still going to Crystal Empire.
[scavgraphics] 8:26 am: did they say it's a 4 year thing?
[pao] 8:26 am: Cloudsdale lost out on their bid for the Games when RD was a filly
[Fnu Aw] 8:26 am: What was the flashback about? I missed the beginning of it.
[scavgraphics] 8:26 am: cuz, not like there's THAT many cities
[pao] 8:26 am: Fnu ^
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:26 am: "still looking for a cold sore product that works for you? Stop giving out blow jobs"
[Fnu Aw] 8:26 am: Any good lines?
[pao] 8:27 am: scav, I don't believe they did say how often it was; I assume that was intentional
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:27 am: go watch the leaked clips. they're the intro
[Fnu Aw] 8:27 am: Ok. That helps.
[Dvandom] 8:27 am: Cheering is SRSB BZNS>
[scavgraphics] 8:27 am: did dino just skip a groove?
[Fnu Aw] 8:27 am: Dave Polsky!
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:28 am: did Rarity just teleport?
[Dvandom] 8:28 am: Pinkie hat
[Dvandom] 8:29 am: Dash is Not Helping.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:29 am: STOP THAT!
[scavgraphics] 8:30 am: i liked that animation..
[Dvandom] 8:30 am: There's a drill on that table.
[scavgraphics] 8:30 am: with rarity walking by the cadence/twilight
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:30 am: Crystal Pegasis?
[pao] 8:31 am: I like that messenger design...the Mercurial boots are a nice touch
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:31 am: right, but can she fly? they're the same... crystal... color... as her... coat
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:31 am: you know what? ponies made out of crystals make no sense
[Dvandom] 8:31 am: Miss Harshwhinny, heh.
[pao] 8:31 am: hmm, good question
[pao] 8:32 am: what was that? a samurai that smells of sunflowers?
[Dvandom] 8:32 am: Dash is Not Helping.
[Skids] 8:33 am: Seriously not helping
[Dvandom] 8:33 am: The cliche is that this isn't Harshwhinny.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:33 am: yeah
[pao] 8:33 am: yep
[Dvandom] 8:33 am: And that they waste half the episode trying to impress her before finding out.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:33 am: yeah
[Dvandom] 8:34 am: Sigh. Looks like they're going that way.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:34 am: well, this episode is a write off
[scavgraphics] 8:34 am: siiiiiiiiigh
[pao] 8:34 am: we'll still have Rarity freakouts
[pao] 8:34 am: all is not yet lost
[Fnu Aw] 8:35 am: And nice visual gags.
[pao] 8:35 am: like Pinkie Pie in the mud bath, just dive into the tropiness and swim around a bit
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:35 am: Cadence! You look like a teenager again!
[Fnu Aw] 8:35 am: This is a Polsky episode.
[Arson] 8:35 am: I dunno, they have a knack for turning cliches on their ear. I still have faith that the writers know what they're doing.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:36 am: agreed. doesn't change the fact that i'm bored
[Zeel1] 8:36 am: You believe in Dave Polsky?
[pao] 8:36 am: okay, this is actually a clever idea...sleeping in the car was always asking for trouble
[Skids] 8:36 am: Yep, they have a good track record of not being too cliche with the cliche stuff so hopefully will have a nice twist with it.
[Zeel1] 8:37 am: We should have buttons for every writer.
[pao] 8:37 am: well, at least she's getting a nice tour out of it
[Fnu Aw] 8:38 am: I don't think they would have teased about this episode like they did if it wasn't going to be awesome.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:38 am: care to wager on that?
[Dvandom] 8:38 am: On the plus side, since they have the wrong person, Dash's inevitable Wacky Hijinks won't have as much of an impact.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:38 am: omg cute
[Skids] 8:38 am: Grant i would be little annoy on the irony. Dash is paranoid was right all along
[pao] 8:39 am: that's some tight flying from Dash
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:39 am: okay, back that up. sexy face cheerleader twilight needs to be my new gif
[Zeel1] 8:40 am: Wonder why the inside seems to freak her out so much.
[pao] 8:40 am: I do like Twi's stress management
[Dvandom] 8:40 am: She's claustrophobic, but apparently not on trains.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:41 am: agorophobic? fear of ceiling heights?
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:41 am: HAHAHA Porcupine
[pao] 8:41 am: well that confirms that (for those of us who are realtime)
[pao] 8:42 am: ha ha, Dash stereotypical tour guide
[Dvandom] 8:44 am: She musta been on horse tranquilizers on the train.
[pao] 8:44 am: Dashwindshield
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:44 am: funny
[Dvandom] 8:45 am: Heh, already fan art of Cadence's hair-don't on dA.
[pao] 8:46 am: delicious parallax zoom
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:46 am: yeah, i love that effect
[Fnu Aw] 8:46 am: This fandom is so fast.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:46 am: staggers my mind
[Dvandom] 8:47 am: Although I think there were some advance images of it earlier in the week.
[Skids] 8:47 am: yea
[Zeel1] 8:47 am: I'm surprised we don't make sonic rainbooms, we go so damned fast sometimes.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:48 am: and then there's people like me. 2 yars later and only half done
[Fnu Aw] 8:48 am: This episode is almost over.
[scavgraphics] 8:48 am: or like me, who can't draw icon-screamer.gif
[pao] 8:48 am: WE CAN FIX THIS
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:48 am: Lemon Hearts
[Dvandom] 8:49 am: There's a pic meme in there..."Screw up royally, succeed anyway."
[Fnu Aw] 8:50 am: Rarity made it work.
[pao] 8:51 am: Rainbow pony ruins everything? That's a Dash Hash.
[Arson] 8:51 am: Called it. Always believe in these writers.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:52 am: wait, they have a giant Friendship Cannon and didn't use it against Sombra?
[Guardian Prime] 8:52 am: Good Ep. Gotta run. Busy morning.
[The Well]: Guardian Prime has left at 8:52 am
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:52 am: that ws fairly weak
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:53 am: Spike's episode was a lot better
[Arson] 8:53 am: Bravo. Not as good as last week, but had many good gags, and the twist was expected, but still quite good.
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:53 am: and it takes a lot for me to rain on this show
[pao] 8:53 am: well, that was unobjectionable...yeah, let's go with that
[Skids] 8:53 am: It was decent episode. Could have been stronger but still a fair watch
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:53 am: yeah, unobjectionabl is a good word
[scavgraphics] 8:53 am: dino: that was the crystal heart exploding
[The Well]: Zeel1 has left at 8:53 am
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:54 am: FIRE THE LOVE CANON!
[scavgraphics] 8:54 am: which makes me think...shouldn't there be laws about not upsetting the crystal empire since it powers the planet?
[pao] 8:54 am: Rarity's bits were well done, and there were a few nice visual gags and opportunities for me to make bad Rainbow Dash puns
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:54 am: does it really? says who?
[Fnu Aw] 8:54 am: Shouldn't there be laws about never letting the mane 6 be in charge of anything?
[scavgraphics] 8:55 am: that was the whole point...that happiness spreads from them to whatever
[pao] 8:55 am: they did okay for a kiloyear before that
[scavgraphics] 8:56 am: look, talk to celestia about it..it's what she said
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:56 am: um, i don't remember that, and it also makes no sense. they were gone for 1000 years
[Skids] 8:56 am: but they must applease their new crystal overlords who have master the ways of the crystal
[pao] 8:57 am: hey, I can't help it if it's self-contradictory; I'm just going to leave it well enough alone
[TM2 Dinobot] 8:57 am: "You are not a Princess yet!" - Darth Sombra
[pao] 8:57 am: lol
[pao] 8:59 am: (LPS) Blythe's school has a strong commitment to sports for the football team and band to be in uniform at the beginning of the school day
[Arson] 9:00 am: Welp, I gotta run. Have a friendly week, everypony!
[scavgraphics] 9:00 am: perhaps a pep rally day
[The Well]: Arson has left at 9:00 am
[pao] 9:00 am: perhaps
[scavgraphics] 9:00 am: my school had that..well for cheer leaders
[TM2 Dinobot] 9:01 am: Where's Waspinator? I need a sexy twilight cheerleader gif icon-screamer.gif
[scavgraphics] 9:01 am: does LPS look like IMVU to anyone else?
[TM2 Dinobot] 9:01 am: it does, yes
[pao] 9:01 am: on gameday the team wore their jerseys, but they're not in pads or helmets...
[TM2 Dinobot] 9:01 am: but does anyone actually use IMVU?
[pao] 9:01 am: IMVU?
[pao] 9:02 am: oh, Googled
[The Well]: Jalaguy has entered at 9:02 am
[Skids] 9:02 am: I think some type of visual chat room with the focus on dating or being romantic with completee strangers
[pao] 9:02 am: dah! creepy character on IMVU homepage!
[TM2 Dinobot] 9:02 am: Not a bad price on Venom w/ tongue http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINIMATES-VENOM-SPIDER-MAN-FOE-EDDIE-BROCK-/150992834787?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2327dfd0e3
[TM2 Dinobot] 9:03 am: oops, wrong page
[pao] 9:03 am: hi Jalaguy!
[scavgraphics] 9:03 am: it's all the costuming sex stuff of second life, with none of the actual vr parts
[scavgraphics] 9:04 am: pao, the blonde isn't really creepy
[The Well]: Jalaguy has left at 9:05 am
[pao] 9:05 am: scavgraphics, I dunno, it hits me right in the uncanny valley
[Fnu Aw] 9:05 am: Well. it seems that the general reaction so far is positive.
[TM2 Dinobot] 9:06 am: we are the AS, we never go with the tide
[pao] 9:07 am: uncanny valleys vary from person to person--there are people I can freak out with my Vibram Fivefingers, but to me there's nothing strange about them at all
[Dvandom] 9:07 am: Later.
[TM2 Dinobot] 9:07 am: aight, im out
[pao] 9:08 am: anyways, back to FiM for a second; we might be able to extrapolate some things about the political organization of Equestria from comments about the Games Inspector...might have a comment on that later
[The Well]: Dvandom has left at 9:08 am
[pao] 9:08 am: bye folks!
[Skids] 9:08 am: i have to do some work. later all
[pao] 9:09 am: I'm going to try to attack my tax return today, but I'm not in a hurry to get started
[The Well]: TM2 Dinobot has left at 9:09 am
[Fnu Aw] 9:09 am: I shoulld get back to work. But I don't wanna.
[The Well]: Skids has left at 9:09 am
[Fnu Aw] 9:09 am: Who's going to post the chat?
[pao] 9:09 am: I can get it
[scavgraphics] 9:10 am: i got it
[Fnu Aw] 9:10 am: I don't know how.
[scavgraphics] 9:10 am: short chat this week
[Fnu Aw] 9:10 am: Unexciting episode.
[pao] 9:10 am: oh, scav's already on it; all yours then
[Fnu Aw] 9:10 am: Good worldbuilding though.

Edited by Scavgraphics, 09 February 2013 - 11:12 AM.


#12 Fnu Aw

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

Predictable episode is predictable.

Seeing more of the Crystal Empire was nice though, and there's plenty of world building to analyze for a week.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

My thoughts:

I never really thought about Rainbow Dash's parents before now, but now that I have, I think they should have been a pony with red-orange-yellow hair and a pony with green-blue-purple hair.

I'm glad they went for the early reveal of the real games inspector rather than drag it out like we weren't expected to see it coming.

Don't ponies turn crystally when they're inside the city? It happened to the main six and Cadance last time. It was a silly gimmick, sure, but they could at least be consistent about it.

The title actually feels less random now that we know the plot.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

That had been all wait worth.

Chat was right about spoilers.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

Seriously. RD's dad is Sky Striker, a Real Equestrian Hero. That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

I don't suppose Nayuki will be able to come in and tell us if 'False inspector' pony has an actual name? Please? ^_^

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE(videomaster21XX @ Feb 9 2013, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't suppose Nayuki will be able to come in and tell us if 'False inspector' pony has an actual name? Please? ^_^


It does seem like a rather big role for a nameless background pony.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

So, I finally realized what exactly it was about this episode that was feeling off to me.

Nothing catastrophic happened. They had a simple mixup due to being overeager, were so worried that it would all go horribly wrong that they had to psych themselves down, and in the end, managed to resolve everything without a problem.

No one went crazy, no property damage, no one tried to take over the town/country/world, nothing out of the ordinary!


...It's mildly odd watching an actual slice of life episode after all of the previous episodes which seemed to imply a weekly disaster.

I think the only actual complaints I can think of was that everyone was so calm that it felt at points a tad more like those "Calm voice anger management" types of speaking than anything...

That, and I could have sworn there were some sliding hooves in one of the walk cycles. Otherwise, fun episode. I liked Rainbow sliding down the window, though thought it slightly strange she had that much trouble catching up with the pony to begin with. More worldbuilding, and more signs that the Main 6 are slowly sliding out of their roles as *normal* people and slowly becoming ADVENTURERS!

EDIT: Actually, someone elsewhere mentioned something. This would have been better if it aired before the previous episode. That way, we would get a cliffhangar with Spike, the CMC and the pets. Everyone would suddenly go "Wait, what? How did that happen?". Cut to a preview of next week's episode. Kinda strange they didn't do it that way.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Pocket @ Feb 9 2013, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm glad they went for the early reveal of the real games inspector rather than drag it out like we weren't expected to see it coming.

In retrospect, this makes it all okay for me. It's an old twist, but the episode never presumed we were going to be fooled. I appreciate that.

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Don't ponies turn crystally when they're inside the city? It happened to the main six and Cadance last time. It was a silly gimmick, sure, but they could at least be consistent about it.

That may have been a special thing because the fair was going on.

QUOTE(Shoggoth @ Feb 9 2013, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, I finally realized what exactly it was about this episode that was feeling off to me.

Nothing catastrophic happened. They had a simple mixup due to being overeager, were so worried that it would all go horribly wrong that they had to psych themselves down, and in the end, managed to resolve everything without a problem.

No one went crazy, no property damage, no one tried to take over the town/country/world, nothing out of the ordinary!


...It's mildly odd watching an actual slice of life episode after all of the previous episodes which seemed to imply a weekly disaster.

That does seem unusual. The Mane 6 went somewhere for an important event and nothing catastrophic happened. They're slipping.

I assume this was done because the real disaster is being saved for the Equestria Games, and we wouldn't want the Mane 6 to get themselves banned from attending.

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EDIT: Actually, someone elsewhere mentioned something. This would have been better if it aired before the previous episode. That way, we would get a cliffhangar with Spike, the CMC and the pets. Everyone would suddenly go "Wait, what? How did that happen?". Cut to a preview of next week's episode. Kinda strange they didn't do it that way.

But then when we finally got to see Spike's episode we'd know right from the beginning how his day was going to end up.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

"It's not at all what I expected"

I think I was reading way too much into the title, expecting some sort of back stabbing and or the the the inspector being a royal jerk prompting an epic Reason You Suck Speech. Guess I should have been expecting the more traditional mixed identity and admittedly I did enjoy the episode. There was a fair bit of world building in the episode though some of it was subtle. Also wound up being a good character development episode for Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle. Having Dash display one side of Loyalty by not letting others take the blame for what was mostly her leading the charge is adding more to this being her finest season. The fact that Twilight didn't freak out and was actually working on ways to mellow out should help her upcoming reign.

QUOTE(Shoggoth @ Feb 9 2013, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I liked Rainbow sliding down the window, though thought it slightly strange she had that much trouble catching up with the pony to begin with.


I think it was a combo of aim and holding back. She was trying not to overshoot her mark, plus the series has actually shown that Sonic Rainboom has similarities to the Speed Force in that improperly using that level of speed can potentially break things horribly. If she was attacking the False Inspector it would probably have went differently.

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Don't ponies turn crystally when they're inside the city? It happened to the main six and Cadance last time. It was a silly gimmick, sure, but they could at least be consistent about it.


I think outsiders only turn that way when hit with a wave from the the Crystal Heart. So there was potential when they reactivated it when they were awarded the games but it's still temporary.

I think it was really good to see Cadence and Shining Armor in more neutral, non-royal roles for a change. However, the episode still didn't fully explain why Spike didn't get invited.
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