Dark side of Nightmare Moon · 7:35am
So, me and Luce had this discussion about Pink Floyd and the rumour of Dark Side of the Moon syncing up with The Wizard of OZ. Being complete nerd, we of course started wondering how Dark Side of the Moon would sync up with other things, like friendship is magic. We ended up trying it with the first two eps and... holy shit! I did not expect it to sync up as well as it did.
first of all, the intro works absolutely amazingly, with the heartbeats and Luna appearing to rant "I've been mad, I've always been mad..." only to build up into breathe when she's defeated. There's also a funny moment where Spike gets smacked by a door at the lyrics "Look around..." Sound advice, too bad he did not take it.
Twilights visit to Ponyville is to the tune of "On the Run" and the manic laugh comes in not too far from Pinkie Pie. The bells of "Time" doesn't start when Applejack rings the dinner bell, but they are still going on when she does, sso I'm counting it. Actually, it appears as if she makes Twilight ring like a clock by shaknig her too hard. Time picks up speed when we're itnrouced to Rainbow Dash, and lyrics-wise it fits pretty well with the character, rushing by but not really going anywhere. It then turns into "Great big gig in the sky" just in time for Fluttershy.
Money plays us out with the first episode and into the next and also introduces Nightmare Moon. You wouldn't think this would fit, but it acually does. The cash register starts sounding just as ponies are getting unsettled and then Nightmare Moon appears to rant about he evils of capitalism.
The highlight of the second part is without question Brain Damage/Eclipse, which syncs up with the fight with Nightmare moon and cast the whole scene in an entierly different light. "You lock the door and threw away the key... there's someone in my head but its not me... you raise the blade, make the change, you rearrange me 'til I'm sane..." indeed.
Then the song builds as they ready their attack and the rainbow hits on precisely the line "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..." Eclipse starts, fittingly enough, with Celestia coming in. The line that sticks out in this context is "and everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon..."
There's a closeup of Luna as the final line of the song is said: "There's no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it's all dark..." and the episode ends as the heartbeats fade away. There's something of a story there, a very dark one about succumbing to madness and ultimately being defeated, and now I kinda wanna write this...
And I guess I should say this cus aftermore than an hour gushing about this, me and Luce almost started wondering ourselves, but no, I am not high! But this excercise is entertaining enough sober, I imagine that if you smoked pot while watching it, it'd become the most genius thing in the history of ever! Of course, the fact that we where both on different stages of sleep deprivation might have contributed...