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36791188 No. 36791188
Even though S5 just got a confirmed air date, we're already receiving hints and teases at future content.

Use this thread for posting/discussing future episode details.
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>> No. 36791189
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First up, we've got a video from Entertainment Weekly, which shows a couple future episodes in storyboard format.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/05/watch-trailer-latest-season-my-little-pony-friendship-magic

However, this image only appeared for one or two frames. Judging by the filename, it's from the 100th episode. (509 = S5 E9)

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>> No. 36791190
I dont know anything, so i cant guess anything.

We only got extra scenes and more hype stuff.
and if you tell me there was no hype, then what do you call them saying "this will be the favorite season for our fans" and "here comes the future favorite song for the fans"?

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>> No. 36791191
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We already have a S5 premier thread. I'm not sure if we need a sticky discussing the rest of the season too. Confining half the discussion into two stickies doesn't seem advisable.
>> No. 36791192
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according to the animatic, the Smooze episode is 507.
>> No. 36791194
>>36791192
So now the smooze will be some comedic ooze with bad manners which will anoy everybody?

meh, ok, it can be fun.
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>>36791191
This thread is for general S5 future content.

The other thread is specifically for the premiere.

The point of this thread is to be stickied all throughout the season. We've done this with S3 and S4, having a general "season discussion thread" where new info about future episodes gets posted, as well as a weekly thread for each individual episode.

Last edited at Thu, Mar 5th, 2015 12:37

>> No. 36791196
>>36791191
>>36791195

I'm pretty sure in past seasons we had a general "future spoilers" sticky as well as an "upcoming/current episode" sticky. Without both, information about future events and speculation will be rubbing shoulders with people wanting to discuss a current episode when it airs, and when that episode is done with, the entire "future information" in that thread will either need to be thrown out and will start over with the new episode speculation sticky, or we'll have a large thread that's title is still "Premiere Anticipation Thread"

Having both lets people consolidate general discuss of the most current upcoming episode and spoilers related to it, as well as a place for all the talk to go in when the episode does air. Having a separate thread for S5 in general will let posters who for example discover future synopsis's or animations, etc have a place to put it all and speculate accordingly. Again, this way people don't have to speculate or post potentially far-reaching spoilers in a thread that's only really going to be relevant until the next week (or so) when the next episode airs, and just want to talk about what will or has happened in the most recent episode(s).
>> No. 36791201
>>36791189
Any other hidden stuff in one-two frames?
>> No. 36791203
well the "Glitch cuts out the big reveal thing" was pretty dumb.
Though I'd guess, if there WERE something he was actually making that joke as an allusion to, it'd be the movie.



anyways, not looking forward to the smooze. Goddamnit I do not want to see any more g1 shit in this.no, no no. At least he's there with discord, but still.
>> No. 36791208
>>36791203
why it would be the movie?
>> No. 36791210
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>>36791203
Why the movie, though? It's not coming until "2017", which is far after S5. If anything, the movie would be hinted at in the ending of S6.
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>>36791210

Its a big thing; I honestly can't think of any bigger event in MLP since its first episode than a theatrical movie release.

>>36791210
You can hint about movies more than a year ahead of time, I don't think they'd want to wait THAT long to talk about it with fans.
>> No. 36791214
>>36791213
We already know about the movie.

Making such a reveal will be lame.

I Think is probably Discord Backstory or some character episode, or something.
>> No. 36791217
>>36791214

Yeah, Discord backstory, going to dragon/griffon kingdoms, etc. Big things people may have been eager to see for a while now in the show that are now going to be shown like that.
>> No. 36791223
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>>36791213
I'm pretty sure he's specifically talking about a few big events happening in season 5. The video is all about what to expect from season 5, not from MLP in general. No one would even know he's referring to stuff happening in the movie.

Of note, the first cut out sounds like, assuming these actually are hints and not just fake lines because he knew they were going to be cut out, "You're gonna learn more about Swe-", which sounds like either Sweetie Belle or Sweet Apple Acres. "You ever wonder about Di/Dee-", with this, it kind of sounded like he was pronouncing some sort of long e after the D, not the short i that Discord's name has. "Well guess what? We've been building and waiting a really long time, but we're finally going to have-" sounds like it's got to be a plot thread that's been at least been referenced and worked on over the show's run. I think the plot threads that could qualify are either we're finally going to have Rainbow Dash join the Wonderbolts, or we're finally going to have the Cutie Mark Crusaders earn their cutie marks. And if cutie marks are going to be a major focus of the season, then the latter would make plenty of sense to be something to be excited about and see happen.
>> No. 36791224
>>36791223
I think the CMC getting cutie marks make sense, specially because the season and the toy line is Cutiemark Theme
>> No. 36791225
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>>36791223

at this point I'd much rather learn more about starswirl the bearded than Discord; He's far more important to the world than Discord given whats happened recently in the show/movies/books.
>> No. 36791226
>>36791225
but it wouldnt be better for them to leave starswirl open?

i mean, that is their source for excuses for alot of stuff, like twilight becoming a princess and justifying Equestria Girls, and Reflections.
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>>36791226

You could something similiar for Celestia and Luna yet they made the journal of the two sisters and have been exploring their backstory: You usually can't leave something unexplained forever.
>> No. 36791230
>>36791228
that book which pretty much if filler and no one would know it exist unless they look really dip into it.

and that pretty much mean there is not going to be celestia background on show.
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>>36791230

Or that book could be foreshadowing for more celestia/luna info in the future. Plus the book gives a good amount of info about Celestia and luna's relation to their celestial objects.
>> No. 36791236
>>36791234
I dont think there is any forshadowing of any kind.

they throw on books and comics what they are not throwing on the show.

It is like audiologs on videogames, it is mostly formed of lore and information which couldnt fit on the main game.

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>> No. 36791240
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With the air date set to April 4th, that means it should be showing up in TV guide listings soon, and with that, we'll likely be getting the synopses for the next episodes as well.

IIRC that happened with S4; we had the synopses for the next 2 or 3 episodes after the premiere, before the premiere even aired.

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>> No. 36791244
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>>36791240

I wonder if that will give any spoilers away, since there's a precedent for the episode directly following the Premier to continue on a path for the season (Like castlemania having twilight finding the journal while searching for info about the box)
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>>36791244
The synopses may hide it though. Castle Mane-ia's synopsis when it was first revealed was:
>The ponies are convinced that Luna and Celestia's old castle is haunted by the Pony of Shadows.
Making it sound like an episode of Scooby Doo with just that mystery.
>> No. 36791248
>>36791244

It might give some spoilers away, but it might also be a little thing that while referenced throughout the season, isn't a big focus compared to the travels the cast will be taking.
I personally think the 3rd episode would be the one Big Jim said about having an entire episode dealing with the destruction of the library tree; it's one of those things that'd become real awkward to not talk about until later in the season. If that's the case, I'm not sure what they'd find in that episode that'd create a path for the season, since it seems like the opener with visiting distant areas has that all laid out already.
>> No. 36791251
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>>36791249
S5E7 was written before S4E25 aired.
>> No. 36791263
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>>36791247

Kind of wonder if they'll ever revisit that... there's so many loose ends lying around the pony universe, like the alicorn amulet.

>it'd be neat if the pony of shadows was behind luna's nightmare this season.
>> No. 36791264
>>36791263
It's possible, since it appears that they'll finally have... something... that they've been building up to for a while.
>> No. 36791265
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>>36791264

I still don't think that was anything than just a little bit of empty hype and maybe something like a movie announcement.


The "We're finally!" part just doesn't sync up well in my mind.
>> No. 36791266
>>36791265

Really? Not even cutie marks for the CMC or something like Dash being a Wonderbolt? There's plenty of "big things" they can do this season that they've been leading up to throughout the show.
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>>36791265
>I still don't think that was anything than just a little bit of empty hype and maybe something like a movie announcement.
They've already announced the movie. Both movies actually, the pony one and the EqG one. And they're talking about what's in season 5, not just what's going to happen while season 5 is airing that's pony related.
>> No. 36791269
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>>36791266
>>36791266

The CMC I can see happening, but that's small potatoes. That's not a big deal honestly, the CMC are secondary, not mane six tier.

Dash becoming a wonderbolt? Nah, don't see it happening. that would require a ton of work on the staff's part to keep dash running in the show. I think they'll just keep doing tiny running in place stuff like how dash got into the reserves or the academy instead of her doing it for real.
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>>36791269
>The CMC I can see happening, but that's small potatoes. That's not a big deal honestly, the CMC are secondary, not mane six tier.
It's been a running story arc since the first season. And yeah, they are the secondary cast after the mane six. That's still pretty important, hence why they're still around, and people actually are interested in seeing them get their cutie marks.

>I think they'll just keep doing tiny running in place stuff like how dash got into the reserves or the academy instead of her doing it for real.
Reserves means second string. She can't really advance anymore in position other than joining the main team.
>> No. 36791272
>>36791269

Point is there's plenty the season could do that fans have wanted to see that they could be keeping under their hat. Seeing the griffon kingdom? Zebra land, dragon areas? Discord backstory, Starswirl, etc. Unless you think there's literally nothing slightly meaningful the series has had going on until this point that they can expand on, there's definitely something they can show.

And I would say that the CMC getting their marks is a pretty big deal for the show, and I also think it's very well within the realm of possibility that Dash can become a Wonderbolt proper this season.
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>>36791271
Reserves is basically there way of saying "She's good enough but she's not going to be a wonderbolt yet!", I.E., just kind of running in place.

Same deal here, I don't think she'll do any more progress apart from unnofficial stuff like Rainbow falls showing her on par with the wonderbolts. I just don't see them officially ever having her join the team.
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>>36791263
>>36791264
of course, Fucking symbiotes was planned all along
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1751105/episodes?season=5


So. Library blues. Well, I guess that one is twilight revisiting the library. Probably a framing episode for the new season, with her finding some old Trinket from it that will be used for the lessons at the end of each episode like the journal from castlemania.



>fall me out
Revisiting running of the leaves maybe? Rematch between RD and AJ?

>seal deal

Hmm. maybe a fluttershy episode involving a seal? Like her taking care of one but realizing at the end she can't handle an aquatic animal and that the kindest thing she can do is let it go into the waters of the ocean?

Oh, or maybe the mane six have to travel to a capeside town with conflict between ponies and seals?

>brother can you spare a duck

Okay. I have no fucking clue. Wat.
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>>36791482
Note that imdb can be edited by anyone, and the person who put some of those titles like Fall Me Out put them up when Cutie Mark Magic was being used in place of Cutie Markless, so they're not really a trustworthy source until some more reliable source actually confirms it.

We should probably be getting some idea of 503 in about a week or two.
>> No. 36791485
>>36791482

This episodes have been up for a while, and the original names for the first two episodes were different (don't remember what) and got changed after the title for it revealed, so these could be fakes. I'm expecting an episode about the library asap after the openers, but it's name might be different, and the rest could be way off the mark. Like Wikipedia, imdb can be edited by anyone, so take it all with a grain of salt.
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>>36791485

yes, this is true. its just normally if people want to parasprite they go with more outrageous synopsis to screw with people instead of bland names like these.


Though now that you guys have pointed it out, yeah, its probably fake I guess.
>> No. 36791603
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One episode seems to involve Sweetie being judged by ponies associated with music, including Rarity (she seems like the leader of the Ponytones). Possible progress on her talent?
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>>36791603

I'd be 100% for that; the CMC cutie mark plot has gone on long enough, its well time to move past that for them.
They even referenced how it was getting stale as a gimmick in flight to the finish with them rolling their eyes at the blank flank insult.
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>>36791619
Responding to a post from the premiere thread, since this seems more appropriate a place to do so.
>>36791612
>there's a good reason we you're generally disqualified if your family is part of the officials of most contests XD
I actually wonder if that may play into a part of the episode, like Rarity being stricter specifically on Sweetie due to having to be a judge and trying to be impartial, or if that may fall too close to Rainbow Dash's bit from FttF.
>> No. 36791623
>>36791622

I was thinking of that too, but it could also go like if Rarity gives Sweetie Belle a great score because she genuinely feels she deserves it, and other contenders think she's getting special treatment, leading to Sweetie being the one to try to proove herself without her sisters judgement.
Kind of like that one old episode of Arthur with Muffy winning a bake-off but being upset with her win because everyone believed the only reason she won was because her Dad was the judge, so the next year she goes out to prove herself with a different judge. Something like that anyway.
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>>36791622
yeah, that plot seems like an obvious one, but like you said, that's very much like what happened with Dash and scoots in FTF.
I don't think I'd mind it if it was though: Alot of FIM episodes have some things in common with older episodes. And Rarity and Sweetie have great chemistry after all.

>>36791623
I'm not sure what the final moral of the episode would be if that did happen though, since they have to shoehorn in a moral every episode XD
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Aaaanywho...

I'm pretty sure the synopsis for S5E03 should be popping up this weekend, if the whole "synopses released to TV guides 4 weeks in advance" thing is still in effect.
>> No. 36791786
>>36791783
Was this true of Season 4? I don't remember.
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>>36791786
They usually popped up about 3-4 weeks in advance.
>> No. 36791788
>>36791787
I mean before the actual premiere.

I dunno, I think they'll hold on to the synopsises (is that even a word?) until Cutie Markless premieres, then they'll probably reveal about 3-4 extra episodes, and assume a regular schedule.
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>>36791788
Yes, we still got information on the episodes after the premiere before the premiere aired.
>> No. 36791790
>>36791789
Ah, disregard the previous post then, I must take the walk of shame.
>> No. 36791791
>>36791783
I got lucky - checked tonight, and Zap2it is functional for S5! 503/504 are up.

http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic/episode-guide/EP01330416

>503: Castle Sweet Castle - April 11th
>The ponies try to make Princess Twilight's castle feel more like home after finding out she's been avoiding it.

>504: Bloom and Gloom - April 18th
>Apple Bloom has high anxiety over getting her Cutie Mark and it begins to turn her life into a nightmare.
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>>36791791
>Castle
Ugh
>Apple Bloom
Uuuuuugh.
Starting out post-premiere on a strong leg I see..

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>> No. 36791793
>>36791792
I dunno, I'm kinda interested.

Though something about the third episode seems familiar... Oh yeah, it's because the last post-premiere episode ALSO was about a castle.

Huh. Coincidences.

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>> No. 36791794
>>36791793
The less I see of that eyesore of a castle the better.
And the sooner they close out Apple Bloom's "I don't have a cutie mark yet" storyline, the better.
>> No. 36791795
>>36791791

Sounds good. It was pretty obvious they would, but I'm still glad they'll be addressing the library destruction issue so early on. I can see the 4th episode being a setup for future CMC episodes where they get their marks, with Applebloom last.
>> No. 36791796
>>36791791

>begins to turn her life into a nightmare.

I sense a Luna appearance. It would be the last CMC she hasn't helped out too.
>> No. 36791797
>>36791796
Good call. She's the last little sister to be visited in dream format by Celestia's little sister.
>> No. 36791798
>>36791794
While I do agree that the castle sucks, I am interested in seeing Twilight deal with the grief of losing a home that was precious to her, and it is nice to see the library get mourned even if it wasn't a big element of the show.

And the issue that I have with the whole "WE HAVE TO GET OUR KITTY MARKS!!11!" thing is that it's boring, it's done, it's just an excuse to get the CMC in lowjinks and to get them to do dumb stuff, I want to see them graduate beyond that phase is because I'm bored by their antics. Actually having the lack of a cutie mark start severely affecting their psyche and showing the consequences of these effects is something new and interesting. I just hope that they don't go Lesson Zero with it, because I already watched Lesson Zero, I don't need to watch it again with one of the blandest characters in the show. Although hopefully this episode will finally add some spice to her.

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>>36791791
So that will be the episode where twilight will be all sad because her library is dead, and at the end will learn to love his new castle?

and to add in that motion, lets throw more "twilight dosnt feel right about being a princess on her castle"

and being confuse about if she deserve a castle for being a princess or something like that.
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>>36791804
I think CSC might be more along the lines of exploring how someone may feel if they lost their home and how they work through their feelings to move on, in a way that could be relatable to those who have lost their homes like in a fire or natural disaster.
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>>36791805
you want me to give that much creadit?

i think all will talk about how twilight isnt there.
twilight will say how it isnt the same.
you will have some gags about the mane 5 bringing stuff, like "look, i add some branches to make it more natural" and then something funny backfire.
Then at the end twilight explain exactly what happen with her, it will be a mix between "this is so fast, i had my home, and now im a princess and have this giant castle, it doesnt feel right", and just say something like "but where i have my friends will be my home" or something like thatl.
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>>36791805
oh wait, you want me to give them that much credits because this supposed to be an episode with "the feels"?
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>>36791806
>>36791807
I was just sharing my thoughts, and I thought that was a direction they could take the episode. Make something addressing a situation that some people may go through and especially kids might need to learn about, like losing a home, kind of how FttF can be made relatable particularly to those who suffer disabilities.

Just because I offer my thoughts in response to yours that may even clash with your ideas doesn't mean you have to do anything.
>> No. 36791809
>>36791808
you are the calm and wise.

i my trusth is lost.

why you think taking your opinion could be better?
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>>36791809
>why you think taking your opinion could be better?
I don't know exactly what "why you think taking your opinion could be better" means. Do you mean to ask something like why it would be better if you switched to my opinion?

If it is, I don't think it's better or worse than if you didn't.
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>>36791805

What I'm thinking is that the episode will start by focusing on all the souvenirs of the good times Twilight had had with her friends that were lost in the explosion: The mane six will then dedicate themselves for the rest of the season to filling new castle with NEW good memories/souveniers of their friendship. Basically saying to Twilight that, there's alot of things that were lost in that tree: that just means its up to us to fill it (the new castle) with good memories with our time together!


Kind of the feel of the final episode of transformers, where the Matrix of leadership was empty, and Optimus said that, if it was empty, it was up to them to fill it back up with wisdom then.

>>36791791

>CMC cutie marks

FINALLY!

Goddamned, its good to see them finally, once and for all, cutting ties with that tumor plot.
So, Scoots is going to be a scooter/extreme sports pony I bet. Sweetie belle will almost certainly be a singer...
Whats everyone thinks AB's cutie mark will be? Carpentry seems likely, though I'd be very happy if she turned out to be an alchemist and was zecora's apprentice.



On that note, DAMN, they weren't freaking kidding when they talked about exploring cutie marks this season :/
We got a castle that fixates on their cutie marks, we got a Premier about cutie marks, and now we got the CMC getting their cutie marks.

that's great and all, but it seems like they may be overdoing it a bit.
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>>36791791
Aaand IMDB confirmed for false and homosexual. As usual.
>> No. 36791817
>>36791816
Interesting how "Library Blues" and "Castle Sweet Castle" are similar. Coincidence, I know. Based on tweets from the staff about Golden Oaks, I know. But still a neat little coincidence.
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>>36791817
I think it was just easy to figure from the info we got that if they're going to deal with how Twilight feels losing the library, it would be done early in the season. Since the premiere would be some more adventurous plot, the third episode would be more likely to have a slower episode to focus on character.

>>36791815
>On that note, DAMN, they weren't freaking kidding when they talked about exploring cutie marks this season :/
>We got a castle that fixates on their cutie marks, we got a Premier about cutie marks, and now we got the CMC getting their cutie marks.
>that's great and all, but it seems like they may be overdoing it a bit.
How? If it's going to be a major theme for a season, wouldn't it be expected that there would be something that connects the mane cast to cutie marks as a running theme, even if it's possible that some of the problems the tree sends them to fix won't be related to cutie marks themselves? And if they're going to do cutie marks, shouldn't the secondary characters that have been all about cutie marks since the first season get some development on them?
>> No. 36791820
Youtube embed play button
  Promos have appeared on DF. It's easy to see the parts that are from the premiere, but it looks like some bits Applejack pouring dirt and growing flowers in the castle, them eating pancakes and Twilight having a really messy mane and tail, may be from later episodes, likely CSC.

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>> No. 36791822
>>36791817
>>36791818
Thanks for basically repeating what I just said, Marimo.
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>>36791822
Sorry, I guess I just felt with the information given it was a bit more predictable that the fake title could have a similar idea to the real episode than what would qualify as a coincidence.
>> No. 36791832
I'm sick of cutie mark
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>>36791832
are you sure?

because if that is the case, you will have a horrible ride because that will be the theme of most if not all the season. or at least the first half of it.
>> No. 36791837
>>36791823
I still consider a semi-correct educated guess as a coincidence.
>> No. 36791840
>>36791820
Oh hey, we're actually seeing some of that Vaunted Earth Pony Magic now.
>> No. 36791841
>>36791840
to some level maybe....
but on other... it look just like she walks and do nothing.

meh, ok, now earth ponies can grow plants at will... which make having "seasons" for harvesting stuff kind of pointless.
>> No. 36791855
>>36791820
Good analysis, not much else to say.
>> No. 36791856
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I've been wondering...why exactly did we get TWO synopses this week, instead of one?

For S3 and S4, we would always get one new synopsis per week, with the whole "4 weeks in advance" thing.

I wonder if they're planning on airing E03 and E04 together?
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>>36791856
Maybe they're just updating quickly, like how we got one title after the other back during the beginning of season 4? Or was that season 3?

And they're airing on the 11th and 18th respectively.

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>> No. 36791924
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>>36791820
Kind of have to laugh at the "her love of apples" part about AJ.

That's something that fans have LONG made fun of is how "APPULS" is starting to be all there is to her personality since they haven't been giving her enough room alone without her family stealing her episodes.

Like the bit about her pride though, that's something that I think is a very strong part of her character, and hope they focus on her as a character a bit more this season-- She's REALLY stagnated lately.

>>36791840
LIIIIIIIIES! MUD PONES HAVE NO MAGICS!!!!

in fact Tirek was only defeatable because eating the earth ponies essence weakened him like majin buu!

>>36791820
Kind of hoping we get one for each pony, like an RD and rarity one too.

>>36791818
It just seems like overkill is all.
Cutie marks are nice, but they shouldn't be focused on so much as a central theme. They're at their core just butt marks symbolizing your talent, The cutie mark cancer designs and constantly bringing them up just seems like too much.

its like how I cringe whenever they physically say "Friendship is magic" in the show instead of just letting it be an unsaid theme.
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>>36791924
>Kind of hoping we get one for each pony, like an RD and rarity one too.
We got Fluttershy and Applejack last Saturday, and there's two more Saturdays to go through before April 4th. We're likely to get two new promos a week.

>Cutie marks are nice, but they shouldn't be focused on so much as a central theme. They're at their core just butt marks symbolizing your talent, The cutie mark cancer designs and constantly bringing them up just seems like too much.
A major theme of this season seems to be about how one can use their talent to make the world a better place. And since cutie marks are synonymous with talent, they're going to be brought up too.

Outside of the premiere, the cutie mark crusader episodes, and likely the finale, they probably aren't going to be the actual focus in other episodes, just acting more of a highlighted visual that connects to the overarching theme of talents, like how we got a bunch of rainbow imagery during season 4 when the Elements kept coming up.
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>>36791926
I just like it best when symbolism is done in a low key manner, and hope they dial it back a bit from how its being presented.
Like in Rainbow rocks they didn't constantly talk about rainbows or harp on it apart from shine like rainbows; but it still worked as a theme.



The Buzzing cutie marks on their butts that alert them to problems, a villain who's entire plan revolves around cutie marks, a focus on characters gaining or discovering cutie marks and Cutie marks covering the characters in a massive carpet manner...
that just seems to be taking it a little too far yeah?



Now, maybe it will be toned down alot from what I've seen and it'll be more organically done, and this is just the marketing stage, but I'm a little wary is all.
>> No. 36791932
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http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic/EP013304160104

MLP 505 – Tanks for the Memories

When Rainbow Dash realizes Tank must hibernate for winter, she decides the best solution is to keep winter from coming.

Air Date: April 25th 2015
>> No. 36791933
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>>36791932
Well alrighty then.
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>>36791932
Possible connection to this background shown?
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>>36791932

Huh, that actually sounds interesting. Kind of expect Fluttershy to pair off with Dash in this episode since she probably has experience with realizing that you have to be willing to let go with the animals you take care of. (Like her role in the pirate arc of the comics. The BEST PART of the pirate arc I might add, damn she was adorable in that one)
>> No. 36791947
>>36791932
So far I'm pretty excited for Season 5.
>> No. 36791957
>>36791932
She couldn't use some bullshit like a magic blood warmer?
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>>36791957
Don't give the ponies ideas: The way things have gone with episodes like BATS and LZ with magic she might try to steal some sort of potion like that and end up giving him flammable blood.
>> No. 36791981
>>36791957
that is not how it should be, so rainbow will learn to let her pet die... i mean rest.
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>>36791981
No no, that's Twilight's lesson.
>> No. 36792013
>>36792001
Who drew that? I would like to know if it was intentional that Rarity's looks like it's guarding an ancient evil and Pinkie's looks like a slightly postmodern trash receptacle.
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>>36792013
Oddwarg http://oddwarg.deviantart.com/


I find it funnier how AJ's looks like they just grabbed the first rock they could find compared to the others being designed and shaped.
>> No. 36792055
>>36792001
ok, twilight will learn that she have to let her pets die, i mean rest, i mean friends
>> No. 36792064
>>36792055
She won't outlive them, somehow
>> No. 36792066
>>36792064
all we need to do is kill the princess.
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>>36792066
>image

>>36792064
Probable answers:
A. Twilight's not a "true" alicorn and will age normally.
B. The others become alicorns as well.
C. The series will never get to that point since no ones ever going to age and they won't tackle alicorn immortality, so it doesn't matter to the show staff and they can say whatever they want without an explanation.


C. is pretty overwhelmingly the likeliest.
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Guess I should be meanderin back now that the actual show is coming back.

There is gonna be tons of shattered headcanon this season GURANTEED unlike it just being likely as previous seasons.
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>>36792124
ha, was wondering where you got to :)

yeah, should be alot of new stuff coming up soon!
>> No. 36792138
So, anybody else noticed that the 3 episodes revealed so far are a lot more about the character's introspective feelings?

Episode 3 deals with Twilight's sense of loss
Episode 4 deals with Applebloom's stress over lack of a cutie mark.
Episode 5 deals with Rainbow Dash not being able to let Tank go, even if just for a while.


Gotta say, I'm interested.
>> No. 36792339
A bit of information trickling in from McCarthy herself.
http://www.horse-news.net/2015/03/season-5-pie-family-episode-and.html
Seems like it mostly pertains to the 100th BG pony episode. Sounds like they intended to pander a little. But not too much. (Meaning there will be entirely too much pandering.)

Some fandom personalities were "just too much fun" to ignore, while other BG pones will have totally new and original personalities.
Oh and Dr Whooves will totally be Dr Who reference after Dr Who reference.

Personally, I'm glad it's only one episode. But it would be grating if the "fandom" personality ponies started getting more screen time outside of the 100th ep.
>> No. 36792340
>>36792339
>Meaning there will be entirely too much pandering.
AKA They decide to do something special for the 100th fucking episode, and people are going to cry that SHOW'S OVER due to Panda Rings.
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>>36792339
>some of the personalities will be entirely new so as to avoid looking as if they were 'pandering.'

If they're trying to avoid looking like they're pandering, they're doing it horribly wrong.
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>>36792339
>EQD got the information slightly wrong, however, as the real information here is that the ENTIRE Pie family will be given a Christmas special, not just Maud. I'm fairly certain that G. M. Berrow was the one to write that episode, but I couldn't verify it with her so I left that part out.
It had already been confirmed before that Nick Confalone will be the writer of the Pie family episode. Berrow's episode is a different Pinkie episode.
>> No. 36792343
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>>36792341
>pic related
>> No. 36792344
>>36792340
It's one episode out of a FULL season of 26 episodes. They're no doubt going to sprinkle some pan fanderings over the course of the season, but the 100th episode is going to be the pan fanderingiest of pan fanderings.
>> No. 36792345
>>36792340
>>36792341
There are reasons creators usually try to avoid these kinds of things.

I can't imagine this not ending in some level of tears.
>> No. 36792346
>>36792345
>I can't imagine this not ending in some level of tears.
That's because people like you throw a fucking bitchfest over every single little godamn fandom reference. There were people bitching that Fluttershy hiding in a fake tree somehow detracted from the episode. You're on the same level of the Twilicorn whiners that got PTSD over a change in a cartoon that ultimately amounted to nothing.
>> No. 36792347
>>36792346
Y'know, I have noticed something about you lately.
Since you stopped caring about Celestia, the amount of insignificant things you blow up on or go off over has increased in significant frequency.
I mean, you've done it before, but now it seems like there's a stick up your ass in addition to the sand in your wahaHA!.
>> No. 36792348
>>36792347
Nah, my rage levels just increase naturally as I age. Possibly because my threshold for bullshit is dwindling.
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>>36792346
I hate a majority of fandom jokes/memes as it is; seeing them in the actual show is only more obnoxious.

If I wanted to see popular background ponies everywhere and tons of fandom references, I'd watch Double Rainboom.

Last edited at Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 09:49

>> No. 36792352
>>36792351
Who gives a shit, they're not stopping the entire fucking episode just for the joke, the only time they did that was when Dərpy spoke, and BOY WAS IT FUN THAT THE KILLJOY SQUAD WAS THERE TO TELL US IT WASN'T GOOD, IT WAS GOOD THAT THEY TURNED A CUTE LITTLE MOMENT INTO ONE OF THE WORST MOMENTS OF THIS FUCKING FANDOM, WASN'T IT? AT LEAST WE WERE SAFE FROM THE MOTHERFUCKING PAAAAANDERING, I WAS SO FUCKING HAPPY THAT THEY WERE THERE TO WATCH OUT FOR ME AND TURNED MY AMUSED LAUGHTER INTO A FUCKING SCOWL OF BARELY CONTAINED RAGE.
>> No. 36792354
>>36792346
I am just stating the fact that not everyone is going to like this sort of thing either because they didn't like the personalities they were given, they don't care about the characters presented so they feel it's a waste of time etc.

There are reasons why most creators do not do something like this. There are too many ways for it to go wrong.
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>>36792352
If other people not liking something causes you to not like that thing, that might be a personal problem.

And it's possible to simply not like something. Not liking something =/= thinking it's the worst thing ever.

Last edited at Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 10:37

>> No. 36792358
>>36792356
It IS a problem for everybody when their bitching brings in the Soccer Moms to censor everything and burn the remains.
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>>36792358
Except the "bitching" there was not about the fact that it was fanservice, it was just a bunch of SJW babies crying "ableism" over a character being clumsy.

...while completely ignoring another character which actually acted "retarded" on multiple occasions.
>> No. 36792383
>>36792359
who?
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>>36792383
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>>36792383
Snails. He exhibited all of the same "ableist" qualities as Dərpy, IMO to a much higher degree, yet nobody seemed to care.
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>>36792385

That's because only guys are allowed to be mentally handicapped! its their natural state!

don't you know anything about biology?
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http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic/EP013304160106

MLP 506 – Appleoosa’s Most Wanted

Infamous outlaw Troubleshoes Clyde returns to terrorize the Appleoosa rodeo and the Cutie Mark Crusaders set out to bring him to justice and finally get their cutie marks.

Air Date: May 2nd 2015
>> No. 36792410
>>36792409
oh boy, nothing could possible go wrong on that scenario.
>> No. 36792411
>>36792409
*Sigh* Well, I think we found the first lame episode of the season...
>> No. 36792412
>>36792409
What are the CMC doing in Appleoosa? Who is Troubleshoes Clyde and why is he "returning"?
Guess this confirms that Cutie Mark Crisis or whatever for Apple Bloom isn't her cutie mark get and just her Luna helps children by entering their dreams unannounced.

Also, what is up with the torrent of synopses? Are they going to marathon S5 or something?

Last edited at Tue, Mar 24th, 2015 07:38

>> No. 36792413
>>36792412
They generally unveil about 9 episodes before the premiere, don't be shocked.

Honestly, this episode sounds really lame. You already know that they won't get their cutie marks and they'll learn not to rush it after a wacky home-alone esque adventure, a lesson that they'll forget the next episode they do something stupid to earn their cutie marks that they learn nothing form again.

Also, last ponyless week, motherfuckers.
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>>36792412
>Also, what is up with the torrent of synopses? Are they going to marathon S5 or something?
For right now it seems that as one week passes we get one more synopsis, so that we'll keep on knowing what's coming six Saturdays in advance.

And it's only a marathon if you mean at least one new episode each week, no breaks between weeks.
>> No. 36792415
>>36792413
9?
That seems like an awful lot.
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>>36792409
"Bring him to justice" implies that we may get our first glimpse of Equestria's judicial system. Is there a jury? A single judge, or several? Is there a holding cell for prisoners awaiting trial? A prison somewhere, with guards and barbed wire? Are the proceedings adversarial, with opposing lawyers for each side? How does magic figure in? How does the appeal process work? Is Celestia the court of last resort?

So many questions...
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>>36792416
Pretty sure "bring him to justice" is referring to them just catching the guy. Whatever happens after regarding the court isn't something they need to cover.
>> No. 36792419
>>36792409
Just throwing this out there, but I expect at least one case of mistaken identity and one case of guilty until proven innocent.
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>>36792417
You're probably right. But they'll be dodging a big opportunity to examine the idea of justice. A missed chance for a world-building civics lecture!
>> No. 36792422
>>36792416
If we do see a courtroom the proceedings are likely going to be simplified, intentionally farcical, or both. That's the way these things usually go anyway.
>> No. 36792423
>>36792412
Marathon of all S5 on one day. so we get a 2 years hiatus next time.
>> No. 36792424
>>36792420
why examine the idea of justice.

kids dont care about the justice system.

and they can bearly handle what they already have with "being a princess is a big deal or is rat ass"

so if they throw some justice rules, they probablyw ill be breaking them all around later.
>> No. 36792425
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And here we go again judging an episode by a vague, 1-sentence synopsis. As well as coming up with all sorts of wild theories based on specific words in said synopsis.

Yep, it's pony season again!

>>36792424
We already had an episode about newspapers/press and publishing lies.

Like Faust herself said, "kids are smarter than we give them credit for".

Last edited at Tue, Mar 24th, 2015 09:06

>> No. 36792426
>>36792425
And here we go, looking down on people on a board that currently has 0 going for it considering new official show content won't be hitting us for another week.

Let people speculate. Or follow the Zero Punctuation matrix.
If people think it will stink and it stinks, they get to be smug and self-satisfied.
If people think it will stink and it doesn't stink, they get to be pleasantly surprised.
>> No. 36792427
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>>36792426
I only say it because it happens every single season, without fail. Getting a 1-sentence synopsis and seeing people jumping to all sorts of conclusions based on that 1-sentence synopsis.

Not really "looking down on" anyone. Just making an observation.
>> No. 36792428
>>36792427
That kind of "oh boy, more of this thing" eye rolling sounds exactly like looking down on someone for doing something perceived as foolish to me.

Anyway. Point stands. There's nothing new to talk about yet other than 1 sentence synopses.
>> No. 36792429
>>36792427
Sorry, but it does sound like boring shit. The CMC are ungodly boring as a group, and this sounds like well thread ground to me.

A boring premise featuring the most boring characters in the show, excuse me if I withhold my enthusiasm.
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>>36792425
im wasnt saying it mostly on "kids are stupid are not going to get it"

but more like "what if we make a MLP episode about the stock market"

kids dont care about the stock market.
>> No. 36792433
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>>36792429
A lot of episodes sound boring if all you have is a vague, 1-sentence synopsis. There can be a lot within the episode that the synopsis doesn't reveal.

Ex:

"Scootaloo begins to have nightmares after hearing the frightful campfire stories." makes no mention of the massive part of Luna's character that the episode introduces.

"Rainbow Dash must take a test to become a member of the Wonderbolts Reserves." doesn't even mention that Twilight will be involved, or that the episode will reveal so much about the Wonderbolts and also have a lot of great slice-of-life interaction.

I dunno, I can't really judge an episode based on such a small amount of information. I have no idea if this episode is going to be good or bad or boring or exciting, because all I've got is a vague outline of the conflict.

>>36792432
Court doesn't always have to be boring and "grown-up". See: Phoenix Wright games.
>> No. 36792436
>>36792433
Phoenix Wright is kind of grown up considering it involves murders. The latest game even got a M rating.
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>>36792429

This is true when it focuses on cutie marks. That being said, they CAN be entertaining when they focus on other things as a group, like flight to the finish.

you enjoyed that episode didn't you?

>>36792409

Shoot, well so much for the last episode being the one where AB finally gets her cutie mark :(

>>36792416

The world runs on Vigilante justice, the only crime outside of masked superheroes and lynch mobs is "Attacking the princess".

>>36792425

I kind of figure this will just end up having a retread of somepony to watch over me for the ending.

Applebloom will try to do something to prove she's an adult, get in over her head, and AJ will swoop in out of nowhere and beat the crap out of whatever's threatening her (in this case, the villain)
>> No. 36792443
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  >>36792436
Yeah, but it's not "boring court cases" per se.

And even then, this is a cartoon we're talking about. Court isn't always going to be super-serious.

>video related
>starting at 11:06
>wish I could find the English dub but a non-fucked version of it seems to not exist on YouTube
>> No. 36792444
>>36792443
Godamn, it feels like watching the episode through a fucking diving helmet.
>> No. 36792445
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>>36792429
>>36792437
Though in the case that it's not like StWOM, I think it would be an interesting aspect to have a CMC episode where the antagonist that the CMC have to overcome is an actual adult, and even a criminal. Not counting the monsters that only showed up at the end of their episodes that had one of the mane six save them, the only antagonists they've ever had to deal with were the same grade school bullies, plus Babs one time who was also acting as a grade school bully.

>Shoot, well so much for the last episode being the one where AB finally gets her cutie mark :(
I doubt they'd start giving them their cutie marks at the very beginning of the season. I imagine B&G might be more of a precursor to the CMC getting their cutie marks this season.
>> No. 36792448
>>36792445
Thing is, they're most likely going to play it for laughs, like a modern, equine version of Home Alone, where the criminal is this bumbling bad guy constantly falling into their traps.

I mean, if I were directing, I'd go Far Cry 3 on their asses, but I'm not allowed near children programming. Or children.
>> No. 36792449
>getting their cutie marks at the same time
Ugh
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>>36792448
You don't know that they won't have the villain be serious.

its possible they might have the villain be a legitimate threat on on the same level as something like the timberwolves, but the CMC manage to work together to beat him by, I don't know, dropping him in a hole or something.

>>36792445


I kind of figured they do something like the Key episodes with each of the CMC getting their cutie marks throughout the season and then a final episode where they decide on what to do as the CMC now that the CMC have cutie marks.
>still crossing fingers for AB to be a potion apothecary
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>>36792448
>Thing is, they're most likely going to play it for laughs, like a modern, equine version of Home Alone, where the criminal is this bumbling bad guy constantly falling into their traps.
Why would that be the case? Troubleshoes Clyde is an outlaw who returns to terrorize Appleoosa, he's not some burglar who comes to Ponyville to steal from Sweet Apple Acres while the CMC are alone. And this is a pony who has apparently went up against a rodeo full of ponies before and has come out on top. If he's coming to terrorize them again, then I think if he did fall into a trap the first time wouldn't there be a whole crowd of ponies there to incapacitate him, unlike in Home Alone where the kid uses the traps but they work more as a way of pushing back the criminals since there's no authority figure to arrest them until the climax.

I mean I could still imagine them setting a trap for Clyde, but it'd be more of the Scooby-Doo variety where it's only used and works on him as the climax to defeat him.

>>36792450
They could still do that, though I'm iffy on the idea of an after getting their cutie marks episode until at least season six. It'd just mean at least 5 CMC episodes this season, just like season 2.

Last edited at Tue, Mar 24th, 2015 13:09

>> No. 36792456
>>36792454
Ok, when was the last time this show had an actually threatening antagonist?

...Oh god we're going to have a repeat of the Cattle Rustlers, aren't we?
>> No. 36792457
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>>36792444
Yeah, I couldn't quite tell from my remote desktop app, so I changed it to a non-fucked version.

For some reason, Funimation seems to snipe down videos of the English dub, but not give a fuck about videos of the original.
>> No. 36792462
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>>36792456
>Ok, when was the last time this show had an actually threatening antagonist?
>pic

>...Oh god we're going to have a repeat of the Cattle Rustlers, aren't we?
Aside from it being a western story with a villain, I'm pretty sure it'll manage to be different. I doubt we're going to have the CMC defeat the villain through legal loopholes. I don't think Twilight will even be there (I'm not even sure if Applejack will come along with them or if it will just be the CMC with Braeburn), so we also aren't likely to deal with the whole "can't use my magic on 'em" thing either.
>> No. 36792463
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>>36792456
>>36792462
>Ok, when was the last time this show had an actually threatening antagonist?
>pic
Whoops, I messed up on that.
>> No. 36792465
>>36792463
G1, automatically doesn't count
>> No. 36792466
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>>36792465
So anything pertaining to Spike or Applejack also doesn't count, since they're also based on G1?
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>>36792465
Bullshit it doesn't. However they were portrayed in a different continuity from 20 years ago, it doesn't mean anything. What matters is how the show itself portrays a character, either original or re-imagining of one, today. If they can make an antagonist threatening, they can do it again.

Besides, in season 4 there's also been Ahuizotl and Mane-iac, who might not be as serious and may show some comedic elements to them, but they still aren't bumblers like a Home Alone type of villain. They both manage to get the upper hand in the stories and are only thwarted at the end.
>> No. 36792472
>>36792463
I meant antagonist, not villain.

And even then, Tirek was really the only antagonist that was kinda threatening, except maybe Sombra, whom everybody fucking hates.

>>36792462
>Aside from it being a western story with a villain, I'm pretty sure it'll manage to be different
I'm afraid of having ANOTHER villain with Riddler Syndrome, is all.
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>>36792472
Like I kind of mentioned in >>36792468, it's not like the villain needs to be some scary threatening villain. The villain can just be competent at what they're doing, and that doesn't reduce them to Home Alone-type shenanigans.
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>>36792473
>>36792468


Maneiac is true, I will give you that. Ass hands McGee fell on his face though.

I found dr. Caballere to be far more threatening and effective; He had daring do beat up, escaped with his loot, and effectively *Won* getting what he wanted (Money) and never being brought to justice.
Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing another daring do story where he plays Ass hands McGee for all he's worth and betrays him blatantly.




that being said, My post her affirms that there are legitimately threatening antagonists in the show (By that I mean "antagonist" in differentiation from two parter "villains"), in that he was legitimately menacing.





Also, goddamnit, I keep wanting to call caballeron Dr. Cabrone.
>> No. 36792482
>>36792481
Also: Dr. Caballeron WAS AN ACTUAL FUCKING INDIANA JONES VILLAIN.

AZUREBUTTHAND IS A SILLIER-LOOKING BOND VILLAIN.

Seriously, I fucking hate Azurebutthand, I was loving Daring Don't until he showed up.
>> No. 36792484
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>clinks glass

True that. The problem is they had built up ass hands McGee in prior episodes as being daring do's Archenemy, so they kind of HAVE to use him :(
>> No. 36792512
>>36792482
owie-whatever-your-name-is, is an actual mythological beast that eats fingernails.
>> No. 36792513
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>>36792512

Yeah, its basically a giant river badger; It eats the eyes and teeth too for some weird reason.


Ass hands McGee really doesn't have much in common with his mythological source though aside from the hand tail. He doesn't live in a river, drown people, or cry like a small child to lure people in.


On that note, I think his name being something that's hard to remember hurts his usefulness as a villain too.

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>> No. 36792732
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http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/season-6-of-mlp-confirmed-in-new.html
>> No. 36792737
>>36792732
why we need this kind of news?

we already know the franchise will last like 8 years more or something.
and there is going to be a third equestria girls and a movie at some point at 2017, is easy to guess that there was going to be a Season 6 to air during this periods. even maybe a season 7 during 2017
>> No. 36792750
MLP is the new Glee
>> No. 36792752
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>>36792732
Looks like Mike Vogel will be a writer for season 6.

https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/583050242569822208
>> No. 36792753
>>36792752
...That's a random-ass person to write for MLP...
>> No. 36792754
>>36792752
Is he that Hasbro suit?
>> No. 36792757
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>>36792752
Mike Vogel?

Isn't he one of the high-up executives at Hasbro or something?

Since when is he a writer?
>> No. 36792760
>>36792757
From what I've seem at his iMDB page, he's a pretty-face actor that was in Cloverfield and a bunch of other stuff.

I don't know if that's the Mike Vogel they're talking about, but if it is... odd...
>> No. 36792761
>>36792760
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1036181/
Is that the guy in the photo?
>> No. 36792762
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>>36792761
No. Pretty sure this is him.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4232089/
>> No. 36792763
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>>36792762
So yeah, just about all of his work has been "development", so...why is he apparently writing for the show now?

Unless he's doing some kind of collaborative work with an actual writer, and being called a writer too, for whatever reason.

According to a Dərpibooru description though:

>Keep in mind that Mike Vogel recently stepped down from his position of VP of programming at Hasbro, and this (as well as being on the 2017 film) looks like he’s working on the creative side.

Huh.

Still rather wary of someone who doesn't appear to have done any actual writing work, suddenly being a writer for the show.

Last edited at Tue, Mar 31st, 2015 18:43

>> No. 36792764
>>36792762
Y'now, over here we have middle names to prevent this exact sort of situation.


And let's not get into how many times I confused him for the bad guy in Saints Row 2.

Last edited at Tue, Mar 31st, 2015 18:49

>> No. 36792780
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>>36792763
>So yeah, just about all of his work has been "development", so...why is he apparently writing for the show now?
According to him, he wanted to be more involved with the creative side.
>> No. 36792782
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>>36792780
Not sure why that has to involve him being a writer, though. Faust was heavily involved with the "creative side" despite not actively writing for the show.

Eh, he'll probably be paired up with an actual writer.
>> No. 36792783
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>> No. 36792784
>>36792782
Twist: Kathie Cook is also hired for the writing team of the show, is teamed up for a triple treat with Dane Vogel and Merriwether Willians.

Resulting riots destroy America.
>> No. 36792786
I bet his writing credits will feel very executivey
>> No. 36793157
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Bump to prevent this thread from dropping to 2nd page
>> No. 36793158
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>>36793157

Shouldn't this one be stickied? :/

Going to post on meta about that
>> No. 36793160
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>>36793158
I already asked, but Yang said no because.....we already have a S5 premiere thread. Even though this thread is for general S5 content, not just the premiere.
>> No. 36793279
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Castle Sweet Castle's writers are Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco.
>> No. 36793287
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>>36793279

Wait, they're giving writing duty for this episode to someone who's never written an FIM episode before?

That seems ill planned given this episode demands gravity. :/
>> No. 36793306
Okay, NOW we can sticky this.
>> No. 36793309
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>>36793287
You realize that everyone is a new writer at some point or another, right? I mean it's not like they even plot out the episode truly alone, they have the story editor and another writer laying down the plot points with them, and the scripts are checked over by the editor.
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>>36793306
>> No. 36793313
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>>36793309

I understand being a new writer, but I think that a new writer should start with a premise like filli vanilli or inspiration manifestation. A stand alone episode that doesn't deal with an important event in the series.


I think that the destruction of Twilight's tree is just an event that holds alot of importance and they should test a writer first with a more care free slice of life episode instead.
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>>36793313
Larson was given the episode that detailed the mane six's backgrounds, and since there can be overlap where a writer is working on two episodes at the same time, it's possible that he wound up getting it when the only episode he had finished was SotC, assuming all of the episodes aren't assigned at the beginning of the writing phase after the episode premises are determined.

Last edited at Sat, Apr 4th, 2015 19:20

>> No. 36793320
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>>36793317

True, but during season one when CMC was written they didn't really have a Stable of old hand writers, everyone was brand new by default.


I'm just saying at this point, since they DO have a stable of old writers (compared to S1 where every writer was starting new on FIM) I'd think they'd be more selective.
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>>36793320
I don't think they're as worried about the writers' abilities on writing for specific episodes quite as much as you are. I believe the writers tend to be selected based on either them pitching the premise or them getting to choose from a selection of available episode premises to cover.
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>>36793320
>>36793313
Well...Castle Mane-ia and Flight to the Finish were still sorta important episodes, but most people think Josh Haber and Ed Valentine did pretty good.
>> No. 36793351
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alright, look, I know i'm taking it a little more seriously than the crew. I just prefer old hands to 100% new people for these things on a PERSONAL level, eh? ;p


On that note, wonder how they're going to frame S5 in this upcoming episode. I kind of expect the castle might tell them something during them fixing it up or at the end.
>> No. 36793380
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Hey uh, I don't think I saw anyone else specifically mention it, nor 100% confirm it before the premiere, so here it is.
>> No. 36793381
>>36793380

Larson and Scott Sonneborn wrote the teleplay for this episode too.
>> No. 36793403
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A bit of info about S5/S6/2017 Movie, from a Babscon panel:

-Reconfirmed Season 6

-For the MLP Movie, there is a possibility the music team will have a chance to work with a live orchestra

-15 Songs coming up in season 5

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/04/awesome-new-music-information-full.html
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>>36793403
15 songs?

Holy crap that's alot.
I wonder if they might be counting things like the Sunset music video we got recently?


Just hoping for some good RD music. I don't understand why she's been so snubbed for songs :*(
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>>36793428
>15 songs?
>Holy crap that's alot.
That's about on par for past full seasons.

>I don't understand why she's been so snubbed for songs
Probably because there wasn't an opportunity they felt they needed one for her?

Last edited at Sun, Apr 5th, 2015 14:03

>> No. 36793436
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Hey, they've given Rarity songs in situations where it wasn't really needed before :p
>> No. 36793437
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>>36793436
You know they may have more of those coming out?

Including one that could feature Rainbow Dash?

Last edited at Sun, Apr 5th, 2015 14:07

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>>36793437

Don't try to excite me with false hopes.
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>>36793439
Welcome to my world, motherfucker.
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>>36793440
>> No. 36793660
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There was any mention of buffalos comming back?

i dont remember, but i have the feeling the did.
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https://www.facebook.com/TinaGuoMusic/photos/a.10150101386776132.284840.61209576131/10153140698216132/?type=1

>The 100th Episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic airs on June 13, and Octavia has a huge Electric Cello Dubstep situation in the episode! Cello Guo had an awesome time working with William Anderson on the score, it will be airing on the Discovery Family Channel.

HAHA TIME FOR FANSERVICE
>> No. 36793663
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>>36793661
Well, it's a 100th episode, I guess that's fair. In fact cramming the pandering into special number episodes is probably more appropriate than putting it into Equestria Girls movies.
>> No. 36793664
>>36793661
because normal cello are lame.
and what better fits your fantasy worl of horses than dubstep....
i guess horses fart alot, and dubstep fit that

Last edited at Tue, Apr 7th, 2015 10:25

>> No. 36793665
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>>36793661

Was there ever any doubt?
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>>36793661
>dubstep in the show

Why.

Starting to really dread this episode. Sounds like it's going to be 22 minutes of pure fanservice and fandom nods.

Last edited at Tue, Apr 7th, 2015 11:09

>> No. 36793669
>>36793663
Extended synopsis:
Once again we check back with our friends in Canterlot High as Rainbow Dash and Octavia have to pull off the most bodacious frat party with the most awesome dubstep in history!

>>36793666
i think dubstep is fine
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>>36793669
Dubstep is really old and overdone now. Back in 2010 or so, it was fine. But 5 years later? It's stale and repetitive.

It's like...once you've heard 1 dubstep song, you've heard them all.

So hearing about how we're going to have an episode with "ebin octavia vinyl scratch dubstep XD" is quite disappointing.
>> No. 36793671
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>>36793661
Also...wait what, June 13th?

Is there going to be a break somewhere in between then and now? Because if we have an episode every week, then E09 should be May 23rd, not June 13th, which is...3 weeks later.
>> No. 36793672
>>36793670
Eh, It has a time and place, all music becomes shit if it's all you hear.

Trust me.

I know.
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>>36793669
10 reais says it's not even actual dubstep.
>> No. 36793674
>>36793671
Considering still no 507 synopsis yet, I'm almost certain we're going to a 2 week schedule after 506.
>> No. 36793675
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>rainbow dash
>Dubstep


LOLWUT? Nothing against Dash being a Frat party, but her personality isn't really a techno fit, she's rock and nothing but rock.

>>36793671


FRIEEEEEEEEENDSHIP GAAAAAAAAAAMES!

No, I wouldn't be surprised if the staff ended up doing EQG 3 in the middle of the season whiles till saying "THIS HAS NO EFFECT ON FIM'S SCHEDULING".

>>36793666

I don't know, The dubstep from RR wasn't too bad.
And Sandstorm is nice.
>> No. 36793676
>>36793675
You don't understand Unlikeable, Rainbow Dash is cool, and thus, she has to listen to the cool things that cool kids listen to. NEW SKRILLEX ALBUM OUT PREORDER NOW.
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>>36793675
>The dubstep from RR wasn't too bad.
Well again, not real dubstep...
>And Sandstorm is nice.
Oh okay. I see how this is.
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>>36793674
Why would they switch to a 2-week schedule?

As it is right now, if we have 1 episode per week, the season will end sometime in September or October. And EQG3 is coming out in October, what a coincidence.

>>36793675
Uh, no, pretty sure it was announced by Hasbro that EQG3 was scheduled for October 2015.
>> No. 36793679
>>36793678
Because God hates us, and this is how he spites our existence.
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>>36793679

He's not doing a very good job then; that's like pathetic levels of spiting. He might as well be unscrewing my salt shaker.

Throw some plagues at me, like Giga-Ebola or something.
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>>36793674
Oh, also, it makes sense that we don't have E07's synopsis yet, because it's still more than 4 weeks away.

We've got synopses for 3, 4, 5, and 6. So if anything, we should be getting 7's synopsis this weekend.

Last edited at Tue, Apr 7th, 2015 11:48

>> No. 36793682
>>36793680
How about plagues that are actually a problem instead of overblown garbage?
>> No. 36793683
>>36793675
They said it has no affect on production. How they schedule the stuff getting released is Hasbro's department.
>> No. 36793684
>>36793681
506's synopsis came out two weeks ago. It's suspicious there's been nothing since. Maybe it was an initial zap2it burst and things will stabilize as you say, but I'm not sure.

>>36793678
Because they want to make the season last longer? Maybe have S6 stretch all the way to the 2017 movie instead of being in S7? There's a Hearth's Warming ep at some point this season, it makes a lot of sense.
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>>36793681

Its possible that there's going to be a meta-arc for the season introduced in the coming episodes as well that later synopsis might give away.


>>36793682

Do not doubt Giga-ebola. That's like a billion Ebolas in a single virus.
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>>36793684
>There's a Hearth's Warming ep at some point this season
Hm? What did they say about that?
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>>36793684
Well ever since S2, we've always gotten synopses 4 weeks in advance, and E07 is still more than 4 weeks away, so...yeah. I wouldn't start claiming "2 week schedule" just yet.

>Because they want to make the season last longer?

But why? They've never done a 2-week schedule for any of their other shows. For LPS, they just had a 6-month hiatus in the middle of the season to make it end closer to FIM S5's start, but it was on a 1-week schedule the whole time.
>> No. 36793688
>>36793685
Yeah, that'd be real fucking scary if it spread with more efficiency than burn moss.
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>>36793686
Was said a long time ago that there would be an xmas episode featuring Maud and the rest of the Pie family.
>> No. 36793690
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Airborne motherfucker. Do not doubt Virus's abilities to Spontaneously mutate in an intelligent fashion like in Science fiction.

Life finds a way!
>> No. 36793691
>>36793690
Except it isn't airborne.

Fuck off with the Ebola scare.

Fucking bullshit-ass motherfuckers, spreading lies and fearmongering for a buck.
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>>36793689
Ah, I knew about the Pie family episode but I didn't know it was also a holiday episode. This keeps getting better and better!
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>>36793691

Life finds a way! I would expect Giga ebola to be able to bypass something so simple as not being airborne! Probably end up being everything borne, turn into the T-virus.



>On that note, it always puzzled me how they pretty much suddenly acted like the T-virus was this tame containable virus in later games based on the simple fact of "oh we have a vaccine for it now".
>The T-virus was so horrifying because it infected EVERYTHING. Sure you wouldn't have zombies, but everything else around you would be 20 feet tall and trying to eat you.
>> No. 36793694
>>36793693
And this is why I fucking hate Zombie Culture. Every single dipshit virus that pops up? EVERYBODY LOADS UP THE SHOTGUNS GUISE THE APOCALYPSE IS COMING!
>> No. 36793695
>>36793686
It's the Pinkie family episode, presumably. http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/02/more-season-5-reveals-including-episode.html
>> No. 36793698
>>36793671
Totally going to be a break. Totally not going to be because of EQG or anything. >.>
Nope. EQG doesn't have any effects whatsoever on the production or air-times for FIM. >.>
Nope. <.<
None whatsoever. >.>
>> No. 36793699
>>36793666
That's exactly what Episode 100 is supposed to be. Fangasm express for 100% of it, then back to normal mode where background ponies will get one line per season IF THEY'RE LUCKY!
>> No. 36793700
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>>36793698
Because the show's never had breaks before Equestria Girls ever came about, right?
>> No. 36793701
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>>36793699
Bonbon gets more than that.
>> No. 36793703
>>36793700
What was the longest mid-season break?
>> No. 36793704
>>36793701
Can you remember any of Bonbon's lines from Season 3? How about season 4?
>> No. 36793706
Youtube embed play button
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3 weeks.

>>36793704
If lines said during season 4 was airing counts, "Hey pony friends!"

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>> No. 36793707
>>36793706
And how long is this break going to last by your calculation?

I would not count that as a line in the show, no.
>> No. 36793708
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>>36793700
because they were planing EG during that time, thats for sure.
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>>36793704
She didn't have any, but that doesn't matter because she had so many in seasons 1 and 2 that it still averages out to more than one per season.
>> No. 36793710
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>>36793707
Assuming 507 and 508 air the preceding weeks before 509, it would be 4 consecutive weeks from May 2nd, when AMW is scheduled to air, to May 30th, when the Smooze episode would supposedly air if 509 airs on June 13th.
>> No. 36793712
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>>36793709
>> No. 36793811
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Let's see what this years Comic Con has in store.
>> No. 36793939
>>36793666
Like the show didn't have enough fandom nods already
>> No. 36793949
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>>36793939
Hopefully they'll just concentrate all of the fanwank into this one episode, leaving the rest of the season fanpander-free.
>> No. 36793956
>>36793939
>>36793949
Are we watching completely different shows here? Are you guys watching endless repeats of Double Rainboom instead of the show? What the FUCK are you talking about with this Panda Ring BULLSHIT?
>> No. 36793963
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>>36793956
I'm talking about the various instances of blatant fanservice in S4.

100th episode, from the various information we've been told, sounds like what would happen if you let EQD comment sections write an episode. Background ponies everywhere getting their fandom personalities, crap like "octavia dubstep" and Dr.Whooves, etc. etc.

Sounds like it's going to be 22 minutes of fanservice. I really hope I'm wrong.

Last edited at Fri, Apr 10th, 2015 20:38

>> No. 36793964
>>36793963
Y'now, not fucking once has any "pandering" in Season 4 interrupted the story. Fuck, I didn't even notice it.
>> No. 36793965
>>36793963
Surely they'll also have the world's biggest tea party.

FEMINISM AHOY!
>> No. 36793966
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>>36793964
You didn't notice Dərpy appearing over and over again, even pretty much taking center-stage for her "glorious return" in RF?

Or Applebloom singing one of the "licious" fandom-meme songs out of nowhere?

It's not every single episode, but it's certainly there.

Eh, whatever. May not bother you, but I hate this kind of crap. I want to see what creative things the writers can come up with, not more fandom jokes and memes and sticking-popular-BG-ponies-in-every-other-scene.
>> No. 36793967
>>36793966
I 100% agree. What pisses me off more is how a good portion of the fandom creams their pants everytime a bacround pony appears. And I have a bad feeling that the pandering won't stop at the 100th episode.

Last edited at Fri, Apr 10th, 2015 21:11

>> No. 36794015
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>>36793967
I really don't mind "fanservice" so long as it doesn't distract from the episode. Having popular BG ponies appearing in every other episode isn't too bad, but when they do things like "mapalicious" or Trixie's scene in EQG1, those are just jarring and obnoxious.
>> No. 36794020
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>>36794015
>"mapalicious"
Slightly ironic that you put it in quotes when it's the one word she didn't actually say...
>> No. 36794021
today is the new episode isnt it?
>> No. 36794157
Here is a question.

how many episode do you think rainbow dash will not say the word "awesome"?

i think just 5
>> No. 36794163
>>36794157
In future, when watching a new episode, let's all resolve to take a drink every time that

•Rainbow Dash says "Awesome"
•Rarity says "Darling"
•Pinkie Pie says "Fun"
•Twilight delivers a sermon on the nature of Friendship
>> No. 36794187
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>>36794163
>Rarity says "Darling"
What about "simply divine"? I'm getting really sick of that pair of words. One or the other is fine but how many times has she used the whole phrase??
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>>36794163

I want more characters to tell Twilight to STFU like Starlight glimmer did. BEST PART of that episode, by far.


I don't know if it was INTENTIONALLY meant as a lampshade of her starting to do that too much or not, but DAMN was it refreshing. (plus her response XD)
>> No. 36794204
>>36794163
some one knows how much shots you take with this rules?

and if you change it with "simply divine"
>> No. 36794245
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>>36794198
Oh, I'm sure it was intentional. But not necessarily as a lampshade of her doing it too much, just an acknowledgement that it's her thing.

Last edited at Sat, Apr 11th, 2015 23:05

>> No. 36794256
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So, either way, next week is bloom and gloom.

/yawn. Applebloom, the worst of the CMC. Not really looking forward to it; though I wonder if the bit about her anxiety of getting her cutie mark means the climax might be her having a nightmare about growing old and never getting her cutie mark ala FWTST or SIP with princess luna showing up in her dreams to fix things?
>> No. 36794314
Praise Lord Smooze.
>> No. 36794317
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>>36794314
>not praising Lord Jontron
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>>36794317
videogamedunkey is my lord and savior.
>> No. 36794330
The Doctor has been interested in voicing something for MLP now that Q has been. (see what I did there?)

My prediction: Sombra comes back, this time voiced by Marc Alaimo. He ruined his empire by being too warsome and he is so broken by his loss that he lives in a nightmare that the Crystal Kingdom is still out to get him. His daughter died in the war

>>36791934
OH MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THE SCENERY

How much of the show is cropped for tv I wonder.
>> No. 36794332
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>>36794330
No, I don't see what you did there. I don't even know which Doctor you mean.

>Marc Alaimo
I don't think that would work. If Discord is more or less MLP's version of Q, then I don't think it's possible to make an MLP version of Dukat. He's just too intense a character.


>tfw still hoping for Amanda Tapping guest appearance

Last edited at Sun, Apr 12th, 2015 16:18

>> No. 36794333
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>>36794330

I don't think that's going to be happening soon given his current official backstory.
>> No. 36794408
>>36794333
I consider different media non-canon to each-other
>> No. 36794439
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>>36794163
Applejack says apples.
>> No. 36794475
Anyone wonder if they'll do an "everyone is the villain" episode?

It's a bit unrealistic that in every episode, the world is filled with active do-gooders and there's only a few bad apples

Powerpuff girls for example, had the episode where Satan makes everyone, even the phone, hate the heroes. That's getting there, but it's not the same.

Any anti-bullying episode would explicitly have to have the normal characters trying to force others to behave. Hey Arnold had the rich bitch become poor, and need glasses, I think.

Closest we got was MMDW but people will justify the backstabbing, saying Speedy Spectrum was a danger to herself and others.

Last edited at Tue, Apr 14th, 2015 08:29

>> No. 36794496
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>>36794475
Eh, we already had a "whole town got mindfucked" moment with LZ. And similar mindfuckery with RoH. The idea is a bit played out at this point.

>Closest we got was MMDW but people will justify the backstabbing, saying Speedy Spectrum was a danger to herself and others.

Nah, from what the shitstorms showed, RD's topcunt attitude didn't justify the borderline psychological torture from the other 5.
>> No. 36794514
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Rogers first episode of the season will be 508.
>> No. 36794515
>>36794496
Those episodes were in no way tyranny of the majority.
>> No. 36794516
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>>36794515
But still a similar concept of mass-mindfuckery.
>> No. 36794539
>>36794516
That's not... what I said. You missing something?
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>>36794539
You made a reference to that one Powerpuff Girls episode, which was mass-mindfuck.
>> No. 36794593
>>36794555
But everyone was mean to the PPG, both explicitly and to the extreme.

In RoH they did nothing, literally the citizens had no significant plot point, and in LZ, they were idolizing, but were in no way bullying towards the main characters.
>> No. 36794619
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>>36794593
I said "similar" not "the same".
>> No. 36794620
>>36794619
They're distinct enough in my mind to not be even similar. Not even a little bit. It's like saying a hat is like mass antagonism because it is close to a brain.
>> No. 36794714
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Ah, so that person who claimed to have talked to DeLancie at some con was right.

http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-make-new-friends-but-keep-discord/EP013304160108

And also no, we don't seem to be switching to a 2-week schedule. So...either we're going to have a 3-week break between E08 and E09, or the person who said "June 13th for E09" was mistaken.

Last edited at Fri, Apr 17th, 2015 07:43

>> No. 36794716
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>>36794714
But, hm..."Make new friends but keep Discord" ? Not getting the joke there.
>> No. 36794717
>>36794714
506: 5/2 (confirmed)
507: 5/16 (confirmed)
508: 5/30
509: 6/13 (confirmed)

It's a two week schedule.
>> No. 36794718
>>36794716
I think it's based off of a song title Make New Friends But Keep the Old, where Discord is substituted for the Old.
>> No. 36794719
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>>36794717
I wouldn't call E09's date "confirmed" just yet, especially considering that it came from someone who just did a one-time bit of music work for the show. The information they had might be outdated.

Don't see why they'd air 6 episodes weekly then just suddenly change to a 2-week schedule.
>> No. 36794720
>>36794714
KITTYBIRDS!
>> No. 36794721
>>36794720
What's that about griffons? I thought he was going to invite the Smooze.
>> No. 36794723
>>36794719
Maintain hype for new season for a month, then settle into a longer schedule

EDIT: I just got deconfirmed hard by zap2it, 508 is up. lol welp

Last edited at Fri, Apr 17th, 2015 08:26

>> No. 36794724
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Huh...so we are getting multiple episodes about "the map sends them somewhere".

Ech.
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>>36794724
SUCK IT SUCK IT SUCK IT SUCK IT SUCK IT SUCK IT SUCK IT SUCK IT!
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>>36794724
>Rainbow Dash and Pinkie
>griffons setting
I would not be surprised if this wound up working as a followup to GtBO, including the return of Gilda. It could even be considered more surprising if the choice in characters was coincidental.

Last edited at Fri, Apr 17th, 2015 08:52

>> No. 36794730
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>>36794724

It really doesn't surprise me at all; the map looks to be this season's version of the keys more or less.

>>36794726

It would be about damn time!
>> No. 36794734
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>>36794730
Yeah, that's kinda what I was fearing. Having the same plot device used over and over again is going to get a bit stale.
>> No. 36794738
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>>36794734

Alright, fair enough. I can see where you're coming from here, having a repeated macguffin design can be bad.

Keep in mind though, its doubtful that it'll follow the EXACT same thing of the keys with each of the mane six unlocking something as a macguffin along the way: both pinkie and RD are going to the griffons this time, yeah? so its doubtful they're going to have one of them get an individual macguffin, most probably its just a lesson or something that they learn for the finale, like the letters leading up to ROH.
>> No. 36794740
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>>36794738
No I mean having multiple episodes starting with, or having the story being started by, "map tells them to go somewhere".

It's gonna get pretty repetitive having the map tell them to go somewhere, over and over.
>> No. 36794741
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>>36794738
>>36794740
And at least with key episodes it wasn't 100% obvious it was going to be a key episode until at least halfway through.
>> No. 36794742
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>>36794741
I thought it was usually clear when we got the summaries, or at least a preview clip. Like Rarity's singing a song about generosity, it's probably her key episode since it's related to her element. Applejack episode that has things such as doubt and faith? That sounds like honesty related stuff, and she represents the element of honesty.
>> No. 36794743
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>>36794742
I meant from the episode itself. For example, in Leap of Faith, nothing really suggests "this is Applejack's key episode" until Granny Smith buys the tonic, at the very earliest. And it's still not perfectly obvious until after Applejack confronts Flim&Flam.

What I'm saying is, key episodes don't explicitly say "this is a key episode" in the cold open, but it looks like map episodes will.
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>>36794743

I could usually tell it was a key episode pretty early on due to the Rainbow imagery that permeated them non-stop. There was always rainbows even from the 5 minute mark.


Besides, we don't even KNOW that the map episodes have a purpose, yeah? We're just assuming that.
They could just be a new type of naturally occuring episode for all we know.
>> No. 36794746
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This seems to be the friend Fluttershy is going with to the gala.
>> No. 36794747
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>>36794746
And so Discord invites the Smooze.

...him suddenly being jealous of Fluttershy being friends with someone else is another thing that seems strangely uncharacteristic. Hmm. Guess we'll see when the episode airs.
>> No. 36794748
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>>36794746

Is it strange that I'm actually more interested in that friend than the rest of the episode?

Flutteshy seems to be such an introverted individual that her having friends outside of her animals and the mane six seems incredibly strange. I'm interested in seeing her personality.
Also, is it just me or does Fluttershy look kind of like princess leia in that image?

>>36794747

Hey, its a premise people have been asking about for a while, Discord becoming jealous of another friend of fluttershy's.
>> No. 36794750
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>>36794747
Probably also has to do with spending the time with that friend at a special event. Like he probably already made plans to spend that time with Fluttershy, but that new friend winds up interfering with what he wanted to do.
>> No. 36794755
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I'm rather guessing that it will end up with Discord taking the smooze simply to prove that he has other friends and to try and "get back" at Fluttershy by attempting to maker jealous of him having other friends.


In the end he'll realize that he's making the smooze feel just like he felt, in that Discord is essentially competing for another friend to replace the smooze with, making him feel like how Discord feel about being "replaced" by fluttershy.
>> No. 36794774
>>36794714
oh yeah, finally they are going to hint at fluttercord. Expect either a dance between them or one of them blushing in the end.
>> No. 36794779
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>>36794774
Friendly interaction =/= shipping
>> No. 36794824
Episode List for this season:
1. The Cutie Map Part 1
2. The Cutie Map Part 2
3.Castle Sweet Castle
4.Bloom and Gloom
5.Tanks for the Memories
6.Appleloosa’s Most Wanted
7.Make New Friends and Keep Discord
8.The Lost Treasures of Griffonstone
9.Slice of Life
10.Princess Spike
11.Party Pooped
12.Amending Fences
13.Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
14.Canterlot Boutique
15.Scare-Master
16.Rarity Investigates
17.Made in Manehattan
18.Brotherhooves Social
19.Crusaders of the Lost Mark
20.The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
21.Hearthbreakers
22.What About Discord?
23.The Hooffields and Mccolts
24.The Mane Attraction
25.The Cutie Remark Part 1
26.The Cutie Remark Part 2
>> No. 36794825
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>>36794824
Oh boy, another "leak".

A lot of those are either re-hashes of old episode titles, or are just really bad in general. "Rarity investigates" ? "The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows" ? These are just painfully uncreative.

Last edited at Sat, Apr 18th, 2015 10:17

>> No. 36794826
>>36794825
The Princess Spike episode is a body swap episode between Spike and Princess Celestia.

I hope my source is true so I can watch you freak out here and on Dərpibooru.
>> No. 36794828
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>>36794826
Considering that there have been a shitload of "leaks" in the past that all turned out to be fake, I'm not too inclined to blindly believe yet another "leak", especially seeing as it's coming from 4chan.
>> No. 36794831
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>>36794824
>The One Where Pinkie Knows

Friendspones confirmed
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>>36794824
>The One Where Pinkie Knows

Friendspones confirmed
>> No. 36794839
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While I like the name "The one where Pinkie pie knows", I'm going to call these as fake.


Plus, looking at this one, I'm actually noticing a severe dearth of ones that would seem to be RD or AJ episodes; pretty much all of those episodes names lend themselves to Rarity, Pinkie, discord/fluttershy and The CMC.
>> No. 36794885
>>36794779
Those interactions i listed will heavily imply shipping. Simple friends don't blush while interacting.
>> No. 36794890
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>>36794885
They can dance without it being shipping, like we know Pinkie's going to end up dancing with the Smooze.
>> No. 36794892
>>36794890
...I just sensed a massive influx of slime tentacles violating Pinkie in the near future...
>> No. 36794898
>>36794890
C'mon it's not the same. Look into my eyes and honestly tell me that there would be no shipping implication if Big Mac had a dance with Cheerilee or Flash with Twilight. Would there be anyone who would cluelessly just watch that and thought that it's just an innocent friendship thing? I know there is straw grasping like people shipping ponies who sit next to eachother. But we are talking about a straight pair that had a lot of development and interactions.
>> No. 36794903
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>>36794898
Except there has been no actual romantic teasing for Fluttershy and Discord. The Big Mac and Cheerilee ship were built on things like HaHD and Cheerilee swooning, and Flash and Twilight are explicitly shown blushing, getting tongue tied, and even teased about having crushes. Dancing would just add fuel to their shipping fire, but what has been explicitly romantic hints and not platonic for Fluttershy and Discord?
>> No. 36794913
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Looking through some of the slides that were shown at that con a couple months ago, I wonder if this is supposed to be Fluttershy's friend for the gala.
>> No. 36794914
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>>36794913
It looks like both ponies have a natural eyes half closed look, both manes look like they're in dreadlocks, and it even looks like both have some sort of flower-related decoration on their head.

Last edited at Sat, Apr 18th, 2015 18:11

>> No. 36794924
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>>36794913
>>36794914

her eyes being naturally half closed makes her look stoned.
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>>36794924
So she's a friend of Maud's?
>> No. 36794927
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>>36794924
This is correct.
>> No. 36794934
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>>36794926
>maud
>stoned

I wonder if that pun crossed the creators mind at any time when designing her...

Last edited at Sat, Apr 18th, 2015 21:21

>> No. 36794951
>>36794824
Which one has the guest star I've never heard of?
>> No. 36794991
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>>36794824

Looks like the list may be real.
>> No. 36794993
>>36794991
So? That anon may have looked at this card.

And even then, it doesn't prove anything.
>> No. 36794994
>>36794993

https://archive.moe/mlp/thread/22484421/#q22487155

Someone posted the episode 7 title two weeks before it was revealed. While it don't prove they were both posted by the same person, it does prove it was a real leak.
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>>36794824
>>36794991
>>36794994
Hmm. It certainly does add a bit more credibility, assuming the guy who posted on /mlp/ is the same. It's still possible some titles may be false or at least different than what the episode will ultimately be called, like Cutie Markless became Cutie Map, and it's also possible some may air in a different order than what was given, but for now it seems that list could have at least some truth to it.
>> No. 36795010
>>36794903
Well there there is a comic page that suggest one sided crush on her...
>> No. 36795015
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>>36795010
The suggestion seemed to be more on Baast's part, who was suspicious of Fluttershy and Discord's relationship. It may have suggested Discord and Baast were in some sort of relationship, but the way Baast talked seemed to me more like she didn't think he could be in just a platonic friendship, which may just indicate that she's unaware of the character development he went through.
>> No. 36795017
>>36795015
for some one which never had friends, sure alot of people which doesnt hate him.
>> No. 36795022
>>36795015
The way he was depicted suggested that he wasn't really sure and that Baast saw the lies thorugh him
>> No. 36795024
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>>36795022
In this panel? I interpreted that as Baast talking to Discord as the draconequus he was before KCaFO, and Discord struggling to explain how he's changed since then and is capable of just making friends.

Not to mention even the writer said that while he's aware of the shipping between the two, he prefers Discord and Fluttershy as just friends.
https://twitter.com/jrome58/status/561493710140370944
>> No. 36795025
>>36795024
Impression is still there. Maybe if it was just the way Hickey made it. He still look unsure and the scene is open for interpretation that even dislestia shipper like KP did noticed as legit implication. Except the fact that they aren't canon.
>> No. 36795026
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>>36795025
Still, it's hard for me to see something as support for the ship if it's a misinterpretation of the author's intent, so even if you choose to interpret it that way I don't consider it legitimate romantic teasing.
>> No. 36795028
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Eh, I honestly don't see any real romantic interest between discord and fluttershy; I just don't see the chemistry.
besides, I think that would take away from the "Learning about friendship" bit if its not him having a "normal" friend in fluttershy.


It DOES lend itself to funny fanart though.
>> No. 36795030
>>36795028
And i think that for a show about innocent friendship, they did a lot to make people in EQD comments think that they are canon. The plot line about being jealous of someone will most likely going to lead to people shipping it, they should have know that and should have told that message using 2 of the Mane6 or Spike or CMC instead using the only adult male main character. I think Meghan is aware that someone will ask about fluttercord on the nearest convention. I wonder if she's going to be that firm as with the dislestia flowers scene or if she go with the "maybe's" and "who know".
>> No. 36795031
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>>36795030
I think they were more concerned about telling storylines involving Discord and Fluttershy's friendship, more about developing the stories and friendship between the two and not just thinking "we really got to send a message about jealous friends", and Discord has the kind of personality to feel enough entitlement to Fluttershy's friendship to get jealous.

And people are going to take things and interpret them their own way in ways never intended. Almost any story involving Discord and Fluttershy could probably make some people believe the ship is canon.

Last edited at Mon, Apr 20th, 2015 13:06

>> No. 36795033
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>>36795030
>>36795031


heck, people swore up and down Discordlestia was canon after the finale, even after word of god squashed it XD
>> No. 36795034
>>36795033
Of course it wasn't...
>> No. 36795035
>>36795031
I can think of hundreds of episodes that would have them in it with no shipping. Especially if i write Discord to annoy her just like he did with every other pony. Yet she is treated differently and i would never use "going out to the Gala" or "Heart and hoof day" plotline to develop their friendship. Seriously those two tropes were used in most fluttercord fanfics throughout 3 years. Seeing one of them being actually used in canon episode with same paring is suprising.

Instead i would just write an episode where they travel and solve a problem in Saddle Arabia. Even with just two of them there would be no shipping impications. Just good old adventure. Like Twilight with Cadance.

Simple slice of life with them might get some people to ship it. Using a typical romance scenario will just raise the expectations. As for now the synopsis sound like it's Discord being sad that he wasn't asked on a date.
>> No. 36795037
>>36795035
Honestly, I think Discord and Celestia would have been the most fun duo in the show if they were allowed to interact ever. They're polar opposites, and Discord is one of the few people who can actually make Celestia break the aloof and majestic character.
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>>36795035
>Especially if i write Discord to annoy her just like he did with every other pony. Yet she is treated differently
Because she has the distinction of being his closest and first friend is why he treats her differently. If the interactions weren't unique, then for Discord their friendship wouldn't be as unique or important to him as it should be.

>Instead i would just write an episode where they travel and solve a problem in Saddle Arabia.
What's the conflict used to help develop their bond?

>Using a typical romance scenario will just raise the expectations. As for now the synopsis sound like it's Discord being sad that he wasn't asked on a date.
So since the friend Fluttershy is taking is a female, does that also make it sound like Fluttershy is bisexual? I mean if he's jealous due to romantic reasons, then wouldn't the one he's jealous of normally be considered a romantic rival?

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>> No. 36795039
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>>36795037

I actually think an episode where Celestia ends up pranking Discord would be funnier due to the role reversal, and showing celestia's playful side.
Like if she made a bet that discord couldn't keep his cool if others did the same thing to him or something.


>>36795038
>And then Dash is revealed to be the truly jealous one at the end.
>> No. 36795040
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>>36795037
Pretty much, yes.
>> No. 36795041
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>>36795037
>>36795039
Regardless on whether you believe the anon's list or not, what do you guys think of the idea of Celestia and Spike swapping bodies for an episode?
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>>36795041

actually rather hoping that doesn't turn out to be true. It just sounds so... hokey. I don't know. I just don't think Spike and Celestia are the correct ponies to swap bodies with each other.

its not that I don't think spike and celestia have chemistry together, its just I don't think they're the best to do a body swap episode with.
>> No. 36795043
>>36795042
I'D FUCKING SETTLE FOR THAT. IT'S CLICHE AS FUCK BUT IT'S FUCKING SOMETHING.
>> No. 36795044
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>>36795043
/backs away slowly
>> No. 36795045
>>36795044
Why the fuck am I being treated like a creep? It's not enough that my favorite character gets shat on from every possible angle, I gotta be treated like pondscum too?

God fucking damn it.
>> No. 36795046
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>>36795045
I think it's because the all caps in your post implies you're yelling, which suggests anger and hostility.
>> No. 36795047
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>>36795045

chill man, its a joke ;)

I'm just having light of your reaction to it being a little extreme.
>> No. 36795050
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I was looking at some of the cards and wondering what the end of this card for Luna and Celestia could be foreshadowing (there wasn't any scene of them giving gifts in ACW), until I remembered Cranky and Matilda look to be getting married in 509. So I think the chances of them appearing are a bit higher.
>> No. 36795051
>>36795050
what could it be so it is so "the best"
or just by getting to the party and eating the food is their present?

maybe they will use magic to make Cranky grow hair back or something.
>> No. 36795052
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>>36795050
Where are images of these cards coming from, anyways? Where's the full set? I've only seen about 8 or 9 of them; is the set really that small, or is it not released yet or...?
>> No. 36795054
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>>36795052
I got the image from MLP Merch.
http://data.mlpmerch.com/tc/set/series-3/
There's a total of 256 releases for the current series. It covers things like characters, episodes, songs, some of the cards come in normal and foil, and there's also some that come as standees, tattoos, or stickers.

They're still missing some though.

Last edited at Mon, Apr 20th, 2015 20:54

>> No. 36795056
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>>36795037
441, you surprise me -- pleasantly. I love the idea of Discordlestia. Talk about yang and yin...
>> No. 36795057
>>36795056
he said a Duo, but that doesnt mean a shipping
>> No. 36795058
>>36795057
True. But what made Discord more interesting in his initial appearance than in his later ones was the way in which his malicious humor was laced with a creepy affection. ("Did you miss me, Celestia? I missed you...") Interaction between him and Celestia would be boring if it was just Good vs. Evil, Order vs. Chaos -- and it can't be that simple any more now that Discord has been Concorded.
>> No. 36795060
>>36795056
To clarify, I hate the idea of Discolestia before RoH. It makes their confrontation seem more like a lover's quarrel rather than a fight for the fate of Equestria.

In the present? I'd actually like to see them have a relationship. They'd make a cute couple, or at the very least, a hilarious comedic duo. Discord is right about the only person who actually managed to somewhat annoy Celestia.
>> No. 36795066
>>36795050
She will probably also have nightmares in an episode "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?" Since is sound as Princesses only episode

>>36795056
Dislestia is a Fluttermac at this point. And after approving relfections cmoic, entire show staff would have to be replaced since they shown that they don't ship them.
>> No. 36795068
>>36795066
Shipping is not a thing not because someone dislike certain ship but because it would require the writing staff to keep the relationship fresh for 5+ seasons. As you can see they are not so happy to show Cadance and Shining Armor. Same would go for any ship with Mane6 or Discord. They would rather contain romance in a single episode like Heart & Hoof day and Simple Ways. If anything they will establish it in the last season like every other cartoon with romantic subplot between main characters. Unless they will develop Discord with other characters, the Fluttercord would be an obvious choice. But that really goes with CheerieMac and Sparity too. If BM or Spike befriend another reccuring character and the show will write few episodes about them, then their shipping may change. That really depend on a headwriter and Hasbro.
>> No. 36795069
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Remember: the only ships that will ever be true are ones with toys.
>> No. 36795074
>>36795066
>And after approving relfections cmoic
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! O! NO!
>> No. 36795087
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>>36795074
>>36795066


I don't think them "approving" the reflections comic is like they sat down, were given a fully finished comic, and said "yes" or "no" to.
They probably were just asked "would a mirror universe hurt canon at all?" and the show staff said "nah, that's fine".


So I think saying the show staff "approved" reflections as if they were given every little detail about it is a bit disingenuous
>> No. 36795088
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>>36795087
>They probably were just asked "would a mirror universe hurt canon at all?" and the show staff said "nah, that's fine".
They don't ask the show staff. They ask people at Hasbro who keep track of what's going on in the comics and show what they can do and what they can't. The most the show staff has been involved seems to be when Jayson was called in to help with a brainstorming session for what they could do as some sort of event series which resulted in the idea of exploring the pasts of some villains which resulted in Fiendship is Magic month.
>> No. 36795094
>>36795087
Why would you show me that collection of panels.

They're like a giant fucking middle finger statue placed in Times Square with "FUCK YOU 441" written all over it.
>> No. 36795095
>>36795088
Bobby Curnow said that he gets note from all of them (Thiesson, McCarthy, Vogel and Lenard)
They rejected entire Discord backstory yet they only changed details in Reflections (no kissing etc)
It's clear they have no plans to develop Celestia nor Dislestia so Celestia is as available for exploration in the comics as Chrysalis or Cheerilee. And looking at 4 seasons, i can see that Meghan care little about her. Even less than about Spike.
>> No. 36795096
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>>36795095
CMC - 3 episodes
Discord - 2 episodes
Luna - 1 episode
Spike - 1 episode
Celestia - 0
>> No. 36795098
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>>36795095
>Bobby Curnow said that he gets note from all of them (Thiesson, McCarthy, Vogel and Lenard)
Where did he say that?

>>36795096
The guy who posted this list here said the Princess Spike episode would involve him and Celestia.

Last edited at Tue, Apr 21st, 2015 14:34

>> No. 36795101
>>36795098
That list is bullshit.
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>>36795050
I remember the Wedding rumours too.
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