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Old 02-14-2012, 02:16 PM
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Am I the only one who was totally creeped out by Hearts and Hooves Day? :( (SPOILER) Love potions are a really creepy trope and should stay out of colourful pony shows as far as I'm concerned. And faaaaaaar away from the Cutie Mark Crusaders. D:

Also the whole thing hinged on it actually having been a love poison... If it worked as intended, would that have been okay? What?

Big Mac sounding like a cardboard tube when he bounced ŕ la Pinkie was awesome, though. Also Cheerilee's voice when she went "... That's an apple tree." But other than that the episode ranged from second-hand embarrassment to mild horror for me. :/


(EDIT: Also I totally loved the three episodes before that, just saying so that I don't darken the thread too much, haha.)

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(SPOILER) Also the whole thing hinged on it actually having been a love poison... If it worked as intended, would that have been okay? What?
(SPOILER) I can see room for concern, but the lesson doesn't suggest that at all. I also took the distinguishing of poison not as "a potion would have been okay" but "there was never a potion". I mean, they realised 'no, this is not okay' and didn't even consider 'let's find a recipe that's not a poison'.

Token heteronormativity was to be expected, but not much can be done about that (and it could've been worse beyond the song and single instance of "stallion"). Really, apart from the song, I thought it was a brilliant episode.
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I can see room for concern, but the lesson doesn't suggest that at all. I also took the distinguishing of poison not as "a potion would have been okay" but "there was never a potion". I mean, they realised 'no, this is not okay' and didn't even consider 'let's find a recipe that's not a poison'.

Token heteronormativity was to be expected, but not much can be done about that (and it could've been worse beyond the song and single instance of "stallion"). Really, apart from the song, I thought it was a brilliant episode.
Even then it could've been presumed that the CMC knew Cheerilee was straight...?
I dunno, maybe I'm hoping for too much.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:58 AM
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(SPOILER for Hearts and Hooves Day) As long as love potions aren't treated like the result is anywhere in the ballpark of okay or consensual, I don't really see the problem with them as a plot device in fiction. Yeah, they're bad, and the story absolutely needs to recognize that, but as long as it does...? The effects of the love potion were being treated as dodgy before they actually found out about the curse, too; the curse was mainly to give the sense of urgency/race-against-time aspect.

It made sense to me that little kids were involved; it was clear that they didn't understand how romance actually works, and their ideas about it seemed fairly realistically kidlike to me. Kids commonly assume romance is always between a boy and a girl because they think that's just how things are, and kids have never felt romantic attraction, so instead of thinking of romance as arising from feelings people have for one another, they think it's supposed to just happen given some superficial qualities or similarities of the people as individuals - they're both really nice so of course they should be together, or he saved her so of course they should be together, or if they got together there would be these benefits so of course they should be together. I actually found that pretty cute and well done - the fact their idea of relationships is heteronormative is kind of offset by the fact that the whole point of the episode is that their ideas were naďve and ridiculous. Having them consider fillies as well in that context strikes me as more problematic if anything, since that would give off the "oh, silly little kids who think a girl can be with another girl!" vibe.


Also, it was one of the show's funnier episodes in my opinion, and since I'm mostly watching for the humour, that's a big plus for me. So yeah, it ranks pretty up there as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:58 PM
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(SPOILER) Smile Smile Smile was actually sang in "A Friend in Deed". I actually liked that it showed Rainbow Dash reading. I thought this episode was rather sweet.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:19 PM
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(SPOILER) Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake
The ancient pony from the funeral
Depressed!Pinkie with muted colors
Rainbow Dash with her nose in a Daring Do book
Pinkie chasing Cranky all over the place the way she did to Rainbow in Gilda's episode
The Grand Galloping Gala (granted, it was one from way long ago, but the connection's still there)


This episode has all the continuity. All of it.

(SPOILER) Also the Smile Song is the best song. And Derpy flies around in a snowglobe(?!)
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:39 AM
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Oh my god BEST PINKIE EPISODE EVER oh my goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

that is all

EDIT: Seriously though I love Pinkie and she'd been slowly slipping into the slot of "boringest pony" which is not a slot I'd like to have filled by anypony and this episode saved her yesssssss
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:59 PM
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The continuity in this episode was amazing, and the coreography during the main musical number was top notch. I'd consider this a good candidate for Best of Season 2, especially out of what we've seen so far.
Definitely made up for the Pinkie bits I didn't like so much in The Last Roundup and Baby Cakes.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:22 PM
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Pinkie is such a stalker. D:
Least she made up for it in the end.

*waits for a Fluttershy ep* :)
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:22 AM
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I keep forgetting why Pinkie Pie is my favorite but after this I don't think I have the right to forget anymore. Just...antics. Antics everywhere. Easily the best of the season so far.

:DDDDDDDDD hopefully another Zecora-esque recurring character?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:28 AM
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A brilliant episode. Pinkie at her absolute best.
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Default Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Well, to the dismay of most of the show's fans... they altered the Derpy scene from The Last Roundup.

The new episode, which was put on iTunes, does not call Derpy "Derpy", and she has a changed voice and uncrossed eyes.

Here is the scene if you would like to see.
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I kind of like Derpy's new voice. Her other voice sounded more boyish. Her new voice is pretty cute. :3
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Why would they not call her Derpy? It just sounds weird now. "Now, careful!" but drawn out to cover the space it would take to say the name.

Mixed feelings about the voice. It doesn't sound like Derpy. I agree with DarkAura, the old voice was far too boyish, but this is a little too sane.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:55 PM
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I don't mind the new voice, and while I'm not happy that they took away where they called her "Derpy", what really bothers me is that you can really tell where they've edited the sound. It's the decrease in quality that's driving me bonkers.
My initial reaction, at least, was a little like this image, though.

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I kind of like Derpy's new voice. Her other voice sounded more boyish. Her new voice is pretty cute. :3

Yeah, I like her voice here too. Yeah, the edit job was horrible though.

But one of the animators said that Derpy will appear in the future with her signature expression sometimes, so everypony (not you guys) should just cool their jets.

I just feel really sorry for Hasbro and people because of raging Bronies.
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Aww man there was no new episode this week. Darn it.

Unless that was the edited versin of Roundup.

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The voice is much better. But they should keep calling her Derpy. Derpy is best name.
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My school is having a Brony Party today that I shall certainly join.

I am so excited!!!!
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The voice is much better. But they should keep calling her Derpy. Derpy is best name.
A lot of people find the word "derp" to be extremely offensive, which is probably why they changed it.
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