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Overall, I really enjoyed the season 3 finale, certainly infinitely more than the S3 opener. The songs were excellent, the animation beautiful, energetic, and haunting in some places. While very compact, it managed to set up a pretty extreme conflict and pay it off reasonably well. All characters were present with their fundamental attributes on full display, while keeping the focus where it needed to be: on Twilight Sparkle.
“Magical Mystery Cure” still falls slightly below “Royal Wedding”, but that’s to be expected given that it’s apparently more of a prelude to the S4 opening 2-parter rather than a stand alone piece.

[apple sauce]
Now, as for our new purple Princess…

Like at least a handful of other people, I had been casually predicting Twilight’s accession to Alicorn-hood waaaaay back since S1 in “The Cutie Mark Chronicles”. Seriously, young Twilight turns others in cacti, grows a dragon to adult size, and gains the Ava-pony State? Celestia singles the kid out for personalized training? Yeah… she was a cut above from the get go. To me, there was always the implication that Celestia had bigger plans for Twilight, or that Twilight was meant for more than levitating oranges and sorting books. Did I assume her becoming a princess was an absolute certainty? No. But I did think it would probably happen in some way, shape, or form at some point in the show’s course. It just seemed reasonable.
However, I always expected this whole transformation to be the grand finale of the show overall, something to end Friendship is Magic off on… And it seems in fact that this is going to be a permanent change throughout the next two confirmed seasons of the show. Well, I also didn’t expect FiM to go on for that long. So there you go.
The big concern is, at least for me: will the friendly dynamic of the cast still work now that Twilight has a much higher literal and symbolic power level over her buddies? And there’s really no way of predicting this, we’ll simply have to watch S4 to find out. Maybe there will be some hiccups along the way, maybe the show just won’t be as good; if that’s the case, we as critical viewers will just have to accept that and deal with it as it comes.
However, I for one welcome our new Librarian Overlord! Partly because Transformers, and other merchandise driven franchises have made me used to and even made me anticipate changes like this… but for another reason too.
See, Twilight really needed to change. She needed a new angle or dimension to her character badly this season. In S1, Twilight was introduced as the audience surrogate. She was a young and naive new comer to Ponyville, eager to learn everything about her new surroundings and social contacts. We, as the viewer, learned about the world and the characters along side with her. We became well acquainted with the personalities of the Mane Five and the lore of Equestria. We saw Twilight learn about her friends, social situations, and how to cope.
But by S2, Twilight hit a bit of a rut in terms of development. She was no longer a fresh-faced everypony. She’d formed strong bonds with her friends and learned a great deal about her town. Furthermore, the audience no longer needed her to explain concepts about the world or characters to them; hence why S2 introduced the notion of everyone being able to send Princess Celestia a letter. But this also meant Twilight lost her importance as the main character, had less to do, and little room for development. She was already a whiz at friendship and maintaining said friendships… so now what’s her role?
In S2, you couldn’t have plots like “Winter Wrap Up” and “Boast Busters” wherein Twilight’s desire for acceptance while being out of her depth provided conflict/growth; because now she knows better. It seems like they tried to play up her obsessive and easily stressed traits like in “Lesson Zero” and “It’s About Time”, but with mixed results. One of the reasons I like “Royal Wedding” so much is how it added new dimension to Twilight by focusing on her relationships with Shining Armour and Cadence while also introducing those new characters.
But, in S3, we’re given with the concept that Twilight is entering a new and important stage of her training. We see Celestia giving larger tasks to Twilight, and we see Twilight practicing stronger and stronger magic consistently throughout the season. It’s very effective foreshadowing while also giving her something to work for and do throughout the series besides being a Stresserella. And now, as a princess, she’s accomplished this goal and also been given another interesting new facet about herself and her role in the show to explore!
Finally, I see this whole “Twilight the Alicorn” thing as part of a larger theme of all the Mane Six unlocking their true potential as adults. Getting progressively closer to archiving their true life goals or at least coming very close to them. The big examples of this for S3 are really Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash. In “Wonderbolt Academy”, Dash took a major step closer to her dream of becoming a Wonderbolt, something which had been set up since episode 1 of season 1. But, she then made the very mature decision that she held her personal values and ethics to a greater degree of importance than her childhood dream, and she could make sacrifices if necessary.

Fluttershy had a great instance of intermingling kindness, assertiveness, and bravery in “Keep Calm and Flutter On” when it is her, and only her, who is able to teach Discord the importance of friendship. She was finally able to fully express the power her kindness have, and the effect it could have on others, without allowing her shyness to handicap her efforts. In episode 1 of season 1, Fluttershy couldn’t even introduce herself properly to the newly arrived Twilight Sparkle, and now she’s BFFs with the damned Lord of Chaos! Remember, it’s Discord who goes through an arc in KCaFO; the episode just pays off Fluttershy’s arc.

Hopefully this trend will continue in further seasons, and we’ll see Rarity, Apple Jack, and Pinkie Pie do some major self-actualizing. But, only time will tell…
Anyways, this has gone on for far longer than I intended. But basically, I’m on-board for Alicorn Twilight, provided the show keeps being entertaining.

*MADE REBLOGGABLE BY REQUEST*

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Overall, I really enjoyed the season 3 finale, certainly infinitely more than the S3 opener. The songs were excellent, the animation beautiful, energetic, and haunting in some places. While very compact, it managed to set up a pretty extreme conflict and pay it off reasonably well. All characters were present with their fundamental attributes on full display, while keeping the focus where it needed to be: on Twilight Sparkle.

“Magical Mystery Cure” still falls slightly below “Royal Wedding”, but that’s to be expected given that it’s apparently more of a prelude to the S4 opening 2-parter rather than a stand alone piece.

image

[apple sauce]

Now, as for our new purple Princess…

image

Like at least a handful of other people, I had been casually predicting Twilight’s accession to Alicorn-hood waaaaay back since S1 in “The Cutie Mark Chronicles”. Seriously, young Twilight turns others in cacti, grows a dragon to adult size, and gains the Ava-pony State? Celestia singles the kid out for personalized training? Yeah… she was a cut above from the get go. To me, there was always the implication that Celestia had bigger plans for Twilight, or that Twilight was meant for more than levitating oranges and sorting books. Did I assume her becoming a princess was an absolute certainty? No. But I did think it would probably happen in some way, shape, or form at some point in the show’s course. It just seemed reasonable.

However, I always expected this whole transformation to be the grand finale of the show overall, something to end Friendship is Magic off on… And it seems in fact that this is going to be a permanent change throughout the next two confirmed seasons of the show. Well, I also didn’t expect FiM to go on for that long. So there you go.

The big concern is, at least for me: will the friendly dynamic of the cast still work now that Twilight has a much higher literal and symbolic power level over her buddies? And there’s really no way of predicting this, we’ll simply have to watch S4 to find out. Maybe there will be some hiccups along the way, maybe the show just won’t be as good; if that’s the case, we as critical viewers will just have to accept that and deal with it as it comes.

However, I for one welcome our new Librarian Overlord! Partly because Transformers, and other merchandise driven franchises have made me used to and even made me anticipate changes like this… but for another reason too.

imageSee, Twilight really needed to change. She needed a new angle or dimension to her character badly this season. In S1, Twilight was introduced as the audience surrogate. She was a young and naive new comer to Ponyville, eager to learn everything about her new surroundings and social contacts. We, as the viewer, learned about the world and the characters along side with her. We became well acquainted with the personalities of the Mane Five and the lore of Equestria. We saw Twilight learn about her friends, social situations, and how to cope.

But by S2, Twilight hit a bit of a rut in terms of development. She was no longer a fresh-faced everypony. She’d formed strong bonds with her friends and learned a great deal about her town. Furthermore, the audience no longer needed her to explain concepts about the world or characters to them; hence why S2 introduced the notion of everyone being able to send Princess Celestia a letter. But this also meant Twilight lost her importance as the main character, had less to do, and little room for development. She was already a whiz at friendship and maintaining said friendships… so now what’s her role?

imageIn S2, you couldn’t have plots like “Winter Wrap Up” and “Boast Busters” wherein Twilight’s desire for acceptance while being out of her depth provided conflict/growth; because now she knows better. It seems like they tried to play up her obsessive and easily stressed traits like in “Lesson Zero” and “It’s About Time”, but with mixed results. One of the reasons I like “Royal Wedding” so much is how it added new dimension to Twilight by focusing on her relationships with Shining Armour and Cadence while also introducing those new characters.

imageBut, in S3, we’re given with the concept that Twilight is entering a new and important stage of her training. We see Celestia giving larger tasks to Twilight, and we see Twilight practicing stronger and stronger magic consistently throughout the season. It’s very effective foreshadowing while also giving her something to work for and do throughout the series besides being a Stresserella. And now, as a princess, she’s accomplished this goal and also been given another interesting new facet about herself and her role in the show to explore!

Finally, I see this whole “Twilight the Alicorn” thing as part of a larger theme of all the Mane Six unlocking their true potential as adults. Getting progressively closer to archiving their true life goals or at least coming very close to them. The big examples of this for S3 are really Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash. In “Wonderbolt Academy”, Dash took a major step closer to her dream of becoming a Wonderbolt, something which had been set up since episode 1 of season 1. But, she then made the very mature decision that she held her personal values and ethics to a greater degree of importance than her childhood dream, and she could make sacrifices if necessary.

image

Fluttershy had a great instance of intermingling kindness, assertiveness, and bravery in “Keep Calm and Flutter On” when it is her, and only her, who is able to teach Discord the importance of friendship. She was finally able to fully express the power her kindness have, and the effect it could have on others, without allowing her shyness to handicap her efforts. In episode 1 of season 1, Fluttershy couldn’t even introduce herself properly to the newly arrived Twilight Sparkle, and now she’s BFFs with the damned Lord of Chaos! Remember, it’s Discord who goes through an arc in KCaFO; the episode just pays off Fluttershy’s arc.

image

Hopefully this trend will continue in further seasons, and we’ll see Rarity, Apple Jack, and Pinkie Pie do some major self-actualizing. But, only time will tell…

Anyways, this has gone on for far longer than I intended. But basically, I’m on-board for Alicorn Twilight, provided the show keeps being entertaining.

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iam-artist asked: Now that the Alicorn Twilight debacle has passed (or not depending on who you talk to), what were your thoughts on season 3 finale and the whole Princess Twilight debacle?

Sure!

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Overall, I really enjoyed the season 3 finale, certainly infinitely more than the S3 opener. The songs were excellent, the animation beautiful, energetic, and haunting in some places. While very compact, it managed to set up a pretty extreme conflict and pay it off reasonably well. All characters were present with their fundamental attributes on full display, while keeping the focus where it needed to be: on Twilight Sparkle.

“Magical Mystery Cure” still falls slightly below “Royal Wedding”, but that’s to be expected given that it’s apparently more of a prelude to the S4 opening 2-parter rather than a stand alone piece.

image

[apple sauce]

Now, as for our new purple Princess…

image

Like at least a handful of other people, I had been casually predicting Twilight’s accession to Alicorn-hood waaaaay back since S1 in “The Cutie Mark Chronicles”. Seriously, young Twilight turns others in cacti, grows a dragon to adult size, and gains the Ava-pony State? Celestia singles the kid out for personalized training? Yeah… she was a cut above from the get go. To me, there was always the implication that Celestia had bigger plans for Twilight, or that Twilight was meant for more than levitating oranges and sorting books. Did I assume her becoming a princess was an absolute certainty? No. But I did think it would probably happen in some way, shape, or form at some point in the show’s course. It just seemed reasonable.

However, I always expected this whole transformation to be the grand finale of the show overall, something to end Friendship is Magic off on… And it seems in fact that this is going to be a permanent change throughout the next two confirmed seasons of the show. Well, I also didn’t expect FiM to go on for that long. So there you go.

The big concern is, at least for me: will the friendly dynamic of the cast still work now that Twilight has a much higher literal and symbolic power level over her buddies? And there’s really no way of predicting this, we’ll simply have to watch S4 to find out. Maybe there will be some hiccups along the way, maybe the show just won’t be as good; if that’s the case, we as critical viewers will just have to accept that and deal with it as it comes.

However, I for one welcome our new Librarian Overlord! Partly because Transformers, and other merchandise driven franchises have made me used to and even made me anticipate changes like this… but for another reason too.

imageSee, Twilight really needed to change. She needed a new angle or dimension to her character badly this season. In S1, Twilight was introduced as the audience surrogate. She was a young and naive new comer to Ponyville, eager to learn everything about her new surroundings and social contacts. We, as the viewer, learned about the world and the characters along side with her. We became well acquainted with the personalities of the Mane Five and the lore of Equestria. We saw Twilight learn about her friends, social situations, and how to cope.

But by S2, Twilight hit a bit of a rut in terms of development. She was no longer a fresh-faced everypony. She’d formed strong bonds with her friends and learned a great deal about her town. Furthermore, the audience no longer needed her to explain concepts about the world or characters to them; hence why S2 introduced the notion of everyone being able to send Princess Celestia a letter. But this also meant Twilight lost her importance as the main character, had less to do, and little room for development. She was already a whiz at friendship and maintaining said friendships… so now what’s her role?

imageIn S2, you couldn’t have plots like “Winter Wrap Up” and “Boast Busters” wherein Twilight’s desire for acceptance while being out of her depth provided conflict/growth; because now she knows better. It seems like they tried to play up her obsessive and easily stressed traits like in “Lesson Zero” and “It’s About Time”, but with mixed results. One of the reasons I like “Royal Wedding” so much is how it added new dimension to Twilight by focusing on her relationships with Shining Armour and Cadence while also introducing those new characters.

imageBut, in S3, we’re given with the concept that Twilight is entering a new and important stage of her training. We see Celestia giving larger tasks to Twilight, and we see Twilight practicing stronger and stronger magic consistently throughout the season. It’s very effective foreshadowing while also giving her something to work for and do throughout the series besides being a Stresserella. And now, as a princess, she’s accomplished this goal and also been given another interesting new facet about herself and her role in the show to explore!

Finally, I see this whole “Twilight the Alicorn” thing as part of a larger theme of all the Mane Six unlocking their true potential as adults. Getting progressively closer to archiving their true life goals or at least coming very close to them. The big examples of this for S3 are really Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash. In “Wonderbolt Academy”, Dash took a major step closer to her dream of becoming a Wonderbolt, something which had been set up since episode 1 of season 1. But, she then made the very mature decision that she held her personal values and ethics to a greater degree of importance than her childhood dream, and she could make sacrifices if necessary.

image

Fluttershy had a great instance of intermingling kindness, assertiveness, and bravery in “Keep Calm and Flutter On” when it is her, and only her, who is able to teach Discord the importance of friendship. She was finally able to fully express the power her kindness have, and the effect it could have on others, without allowing her shyness to handicap her efforts. In episode 1 of season 1, Fluttershy couldn’t even introduce herself properly to the newly arrived Twilight Sparkle, and now she’s BFFs with the damned Lord of Chaos! Remember, it’s Discord who goes through an arc in KCaFO; the episode just pays off Fluttershy’s arc.

image

Hopefully this trend will continue in further seasons, and we’ll see Rarity, Apple Jack, and Pinkie Pie do some major self-actualizing. But, only time will tell…

Anyways, this has gone on for far longer than I intended. But basically, I’m on-board for Alicorn Twilight, provided the show keeps being entertaining.

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And now for something different: MLP analysis

cruelfeline:

Let me just pull myself away from my TFP-related sobbing to give some opinions (as a happy little anon asked) on this latest MLP episode.

Okay, so, first things first: I know that there are quite a few people in the fandom complaining that Discord’s reformation was unnatural/rushed/out of place/whatever.

My opinion on that? 

I agree, actually.

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I really agree with you on this point particularly…

"Because while Discord was apparently taking advantage of her, using her, tricking her, Fluttershy was self-aware and planning the whole time. Yes, she took some unpleasantness, but she chose this unpleasantness. She chose it in order to try to help someone grow beyond what he was."


Underscoring this entire episode is the fact that everyone believes Fluttershy is deluding herself and being fooled by Discord; even her Pony friends. They show zero faith in both Fluttershy’s abilities, assume she’ll be unable to defend herself, and that this can only end badly. While it’s understandable that Discord could assume he’d be able to take Madame Butterfly for a ride, it’s almost shocking what a low opinion Twlight and co. seem to have of Fluttershy.

I’m sort of looking at “Keep Calm and Fluttery On” as Fluttershy’s version of “Dog and Pony Show”. Both Discord and the Mane Five automatically associate Fluttershy’s “kindness” with “weakness”, when in fact Fluttershy is very aware of the danger Discord presents. As she herself says “Do you all think I’m a silly, gullible fool? I’ve just been trying to gain his friendship any way I can!”. At no point was Fluttershy being a doormat or passive; she had very firm limits set with respects to what she would allow Discord to do or say in her presence and she stuck to them.

This point I think is key too:

“Forcing Discord to totally alter his behavior from the beginning would not have lended trust, certainly would not have lended friendship, and would have ruined the whole endeavor.”


Exactly! I really liked this episode’s subplot of Twilight looking for a Reformation spell, the implication being that she felt it was acceptable to forcibly change Discord’s personality if he couldn’t do it on his own. And, given what we’ve seen of Twilight’s opinion of Fluttershy thus far, we can probably assume she thought this was the only safe option.

Remind you of anything?

But, Fluttershy is both kind enough and smart enough to know this wouldn’t be a genuine redemption. As both she and Discord say, being friends means sometimes you don’t always get things your way. You make compromises and are considerate of the wants of others. To force an ironclad mandate on those around you to always act within 100% of your satisfaction is not a good way to make and keep friends. In the end, nobody forced Discord into anything, he valued Fluttershy’s friendship more than his own pleasure and he was willing to admit that Friendship is Magic.

Well played… Ponies… Well played…

King Sombre still blows chunks though.

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Anonymous asked: Ok, lets go a little further. How about a Beast Wars meet MLP? One part I can imagine real easily is Waspinator befriending Fluttershy (there's a fanart showing that). And the Rescue Bots?

I’m gonna be honest with you, I haven’t given it much thought.

Personally, I don’t cross Beast Wars over with other things much, not even in my head. The one exception being with other Transformers continuities for sheer fun potential.

As to your other points: Fluttershy with Waspinator is an adorable idea. And MLP/Rescue Bots is so cute it practically writes itself. I wouldn’t put it past the HUB to maybe do a commercial or promo video with the characters interacting in the very near future for exactly this reason.

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cruelfeline:

tentakilrandp:

misterstereodream:

dickonmanwoody:

what a beautiful flying monster

Oh my gosh, look at this fluffy cutie

And people say pokemon and shit aren’t real.

This is actually Knock Out playing a prank on Dreadwing.

Except that it doesn’t work because Dreads doesn’t give a shit about paintjobs.

And then it backfires because Knock Out realizes that he has to look at that everyday.

And once Dreads realizes this, he refuses to change it.

(Source: lcinsey)

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My new tribute video to MLP: FiM S2, using footage from every episode of the season.

Like “The Cutie Mark That I Get”, I wanted to capture the general theme of the season, which I noted focused a great deal on different types of love, re-establishing friendships or romantic relationships, and overcoming self imposed limitations to make the most of these relationships; hence the repeated usage of the heart symbol within this video.
To any rate, I hope you enjoy it.

Video: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2
Song: Wild Young Hearts
Artist: Noisettes

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