Celestia leaves to deal with a foreign crisis, giving her sister a chance to rule alone and become more attached to the modern world. She calls on Twilight Sparkle to advise Luna, hoping her student will be able to draw Luna out of her shell. With two major threats to Equestria already defeated in the past year, it seems like the perfect time to let Luna gain some confidence and experience in the modern world. After all, what are the chances of a third disaster occurring?
51w, 6dOuch, right in the fanon1 comments · 228 views
Honestly though (and keeping this post spoiler free for those who haven't watched the new episode yet), I think they did an excellent job on the backstory. It had everything that should have been there. Overall, an excellent start to the new season.
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Just out of curiosity. Personally, I'm a big fan of Mistborn and The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson.
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Was it show ruining or shark jumping? No. Not even close. In fact, I'm rather interested to see where they go with this, since it definitely seems like a long term thing.
Was the episode itself good? Kind of. Honestly, I think the whole switching cutie marks thing would have stood fine as its own episode, and I think it deserved a full episode's worth of time. Twilight becoming an alicorn kind of feels like it got tacked on at the end because they couldn't find anywhere better to put it. I think it would have fit much better as the conclusion to an epic two-parter, rather than something that feels more like a condensed regular episode. Apparently we'll have to wait until next season for our epic two-parter, though.
On a separate note, I feel like Twilight was way too chill about suddenly becoming a princess, which is probably a product of trying to cram at least two episodes worth of material into one. There should have been a couple of minutes set aside for a proper Twilight freak out.
eta: Also, I think Derpy finally making a proper cameo is the writers' little reassurance to us that they've still got this, and maybe a little fuck you to Hasbro, as well.
94w, 2dOMG ONOZ7 comments · 267 views
102w, 6dBrace yourselves... (spoilers)6 comments · 231 views