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22612 No. 22612 ID: 2eac65

It's happening again.

The release date of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Season 3, has been announced. It's November 10th.

Are you ready?

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No. 22613 ID: 1f8505

I am not ready for another wave of bronies, no. D:
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No. 22614 ID: 4435b3

Welp.
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No. 22618 ID: 6a1ec2
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No. 22626 ID: b4ee05
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No. 22822 ID: 2eac65

Well, it's been a week since the premiere, so it's safe to say we're officially in Season 3. How's everyone liking it so far?
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No. 22840 ID: c74c7d

>>22822

:Pinkiepie:
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No. 23353 ID: 78c6ea
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23353

Spike episode today.
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No. 23356 ID: 2eac65

And thus, the first year of Season 3 comes to a close. Nine episodes have come and gone. Only four remain.

I think this was a pretty good season so far. I liked the characters' portrayal; there seems to be more focus on their good qualities, which is nice, since they can get neglected or overshadowed at times.

I also like how they've been treating fan favorites that they've brought back. Luna's finally growing into her Princess of the Night role, and they handled Trixie very well.

Now, one trend I noticed is that there were a lot of references to Twilight's studies, with her learning more magic at the behest of the Princess. Probably foreshadowing. Hopefully to something quite impressive. Looking forward to it.
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No. 23361 ID: 78c6ea
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23361

I wish they were allowed to maintain at least a vague chronology. It would be hilarious to have Spike go "A balloon ride!" only to find it still torn to shreds by Lighting Dust's tornado. Or at least heavily patched up.
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No. 23362 ID: 49f442

>>23356

>with her learning more magic at the behest of the Princess. Probably foreshadowing.

Princess Twilight Sparkle.
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No. 23363 ID: beeca1

>>23362
Nah, her name's two words long, she can't be a princess without marrying Blueblood or some shit.

I'm calling Trixie.
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No. 23364 ID: b4ee05
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23364

Star Swirl the Bearded = Discord

Whenever Discord hypnotized one of the mane 6, stars appeared in the background.

When Discord hypnotized Rainbow Dash, silhouette of the maze was shown with its center being a swirl.

Both Discord and Star Swirl have a white beard.

Discord is able to time travel, and time travel spells are kept in wing named after Star Swirl.

Amniomorphic spell may actually be Omniomorphic, which supposedly would transform things. Star Swirl is its inventor, and Discord looks like a product of multiple unsuccessful transformations.

Star Swirl lived at the same period as Clover the Clever (he was mentioned in Hearth's Warming Eve), and both Discord and regal sisters seem to appear shortly after Equestria's founding. Discord clearly remembers Celestia, and even seems to know her personality ("I forgot how boring you can be, Celestia"), which implies he had spent quite a bit of time with her in the past.

"The Starswirl section is the most heavily guarded part of the archive."
If Starswirl is actually Discord, he probably messed with extremely powerful and dangerous spells, such as time travel and Omniomorphic. The Starswirl section is the most guarded because it contains all of the most dangerous spells, all designed by Starswirl (Discord)
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No. 23365 ID: 57a559

I have not been keeping up for a while but that post right there got me all curious and shit.
If that does happen to be true, that means you have one dedicated as hell lore writer on a team for My Little Pony, along with a consistency checker, and writing team must be really persistent to leave all these really tiny foreshadowing details in the animation for a children's show.

I mean, hell, it was crazy when Gravity Falls was doing it. But now MLP is getting in on the conspiracy action in a show generally marketed for children.
This is, of course, ignoring the existence adult market that might pay attention (and they have!) to these details, but I'm not sure if anyone in the MLP staff is writing for them at all even if they know there's a sizable market in it.

Is it weird to analyze how the writers are considering their markets for these shows?
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No. 23366 ID: 1c5e58

>>23364

Added to that: Discord tells Celestia he doesn't "turn ponies into stone", implying that he thinks of himself as a pony. Which would make sense if Discord was once a pony.
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No. 23367 ID: b4ee05
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>>23366
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No. 23368 ID: b4ee05
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>>23366
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No. 23370 ID: 49f442

>>23368

What if he's saying that he doesn't turn ponies into stone because he didn't turn celestia into stone, what with her being a pony and all?
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No. 23378 ID: 027156

>>23377

you forgot to put the sage in the subject field. now it won't work.
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>>23366

Oh, you think Discord was talking about himself?
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No. 23382 ID: bf54a8

also, i am pretty sure luna was merged with the moon, not just sitting on it.
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No. 24951 ID: 2eac65
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24951

So! Equestria Girls.

That's going to be happening soon. Personally, I'm kind of looking forward to it. Could be pretty good.
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No. 24952 ID: c23ab0
 

>>24951
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No. 24953 ID: f2c20c

>>24952
Wait is that basically the real plot? Twilight walks through a mirror and gets shoved into an alternate universe full of weirdly-colored humans?

Because that would be fucking stupid.
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No. 24956 ID: ca1c58

>>24953
Look. I am glad that it's just a movie and not a concurrent series.

This is just wild speculation, but I strongly suspect they were originally going to make it a series (that's what all the early press releases and articles outright stated) and then after either the massively negative fan reaction, or just deciding it didn't really have a whole lot more to it than the one story, took what they had and made it into a single movie.

It will be whatever it is. It will probably be mediocre kiddie fare and not aggressively offensively bad.
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No. 24964 ID: a43303

>>24953
>Wait is that basically the real plot? Twilight walks through a mirror and gets shoved into the show Doug?
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No. 24965 ID: 2eac65

>>24956
There's no reason to think that it'll be significantly worse than the main series. I mean, there were those character designs, but the ones in the preview actually look good.
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No. 24966 ID: 57a559

The voice acting sounds terrible
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No. 24973 ID: f05efa

>>24953

She is going there specifically to receive some sort of macguffin and get back out. She does have a mission, her friends do know she is there, and there is a specific reason for them to try to get her back when she is inevitably delayed.

It's dumb, but it's no dumber than the plots of most of the episodes.
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No. 25048 ID: c23ab0

I saw a camrip of Equestria Girls. It wasn't bad actually. Not any worse than the wedding episode! Most of the humor was in sight gags, which are awesome.
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No. 25147 ID: bc9c85

>>25048
this
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No. 25157 ID: ca1c58

Well.

My penis is erect.
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No. 25586 ID: 2eac65
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25586

It's happening again.

Season 4 will begin November 23rd. That's less than a week away!

Here are some promotional videos, if you want to see them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ_OjSRWg-M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLpLUT6VP7s

So, any last-week thoughts before the main event? Hopes? Theories?
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No. 25587 ID: beeca1

Other than a vague hope that this is the last season, not really.
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No. 25592 ID: dbe554

That we at least go up to Season 10.
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No. 25594 ID: c23ab0

Oh man, 10 seasons of ponies. I might not even watch it but the butthurt would be delicious.
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No. 25595 ID: beeca1

Especially since by that time it would have turned into a over-commercialized, Flanderized mess of a merch-whore. Half the butthurt would be from the bronies themselves.

You know what? I changed my mind, let's hope Hasbro is never merciful enough to let MLP: FIM die.
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No. 25596 ID: 097017

I'll just stick to my g1 ponies TYVM.

(I'm sorry, Bsby Quackers, your too old to play with the new young ponies, but I'll always love you.)
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No. 25597 ID: 2eac65

>>25594
>>25595
I remember what it was like to enjoy things. It was more fun than brooding about how mad everyone else must be at them.
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No. 25601 ID: beeca1

>>25597
I enjoy playing Pathfinder and various RPGs. I also enjoy watching people be mad.
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No. 25602 ID: 2eac65

>>25601
It's hard to have a fun conversation about somethng when you're drowned out by people treating it like an attack and praising it for being one. I"m more interested in talking about the show than in saying "lolololol they mad lolololol" at imaginary people.
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No. 25604 ID: 6e85c8

>>25601

>I enjoy playing Pathfinder

That explains a lot
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No. 25605 ID: beeca1

>>25604
I'm finally bored enough to ask what you were trying to imply by that, so:

What are you trying to imply by that?
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No. 25606 ID: 2eac65

Back on the subject of ponies, some last-minute musings:

My thoughts on Princess Twilight are that Twilight Sparkle becoming an alicorn princess is a good idea. It's a fitting development of her personal story arc as Celestia's apprentice, and there's a lot of potential for interesting new stories.

I also like the explanation they had for it. The Elements of Harmony are mysterious and powerful magical items, so it makes sense that they could achieve feats of magic previously unheard of. And since they represent the bonds between different ponies, it's fitting that they could be used to become an alicorn, which symbolizes harmony between the three pony races.

The only problem was the execution. Having Twilight solve a vaguely related crisis (which she caused) and then achieve god tier by accident isn't the most climactic way to set up an event like this. It feels very sudden. Even so, I still have great hopes for the future of the storyline.
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