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33w, 2dMaking it official57 comments · 1,302 views
Pretty sure this is the last device I'm logged into fimfic on. Accidentally clicked this bookmark instead of fark. If the months of silence haven't clued you in, consider this my "retirement". Pretty sure I'm not ever coming back. Email address is still posted, but I'm not sure what anyone would want to talk to me about.
I miss gryobowl.
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45w, 4dE4 - Spoiler free17 comments · 393 views
My son's comment just about sums this up.
"I want [to] watch a different one."
Still, Polsky is getting better. Just kinda slow.
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47w, 4dS4e1-249 comments · 496 views
Spoilers herein. Stop reading now if you don't want that.
So this is probably my favorite series opener of all four seasons. Much better pacing and balance than S2. Not quite as little-girl try-hard fantasy as S1 (AJ's trial in particular was very weak sauce) . But it lacked Pinkie in a jester's get-up. I guess the way the flashbacks utilized that thing where you tell the end of the story first before finally revealing the beginning made me far more interested.
There is, however, one utterly dumb bit. Like, I don't even know why it was in. That's the whole "send Twilight back to Ponyville" sequence. Didn't feel like the other five at all. Didn't really server a purpose other than filling some time. Came out of almost no where. Had they tried to play up "ponies are silly herd-minded critters and would lose their heads with out a princess" and if Cadance was just... not, then it may have made sense. But they even KNEW they needed all six elements. Like, that was the point. They didn't even keep the big crown thingy. Not a story ruining moment, but it is something of a huge plot hole/idiot ball moment. For all six. It really feels like the opposite issue from RtH: they didn't quite have enough stuff to fill 44 minutes.
In case you're wondering, I like the flashbacks more for the story-telling aspects than the Luna/celestia badass aspects. The history revealed is utterly unsurprising with the exception of where the Elements came from. I do wonder why they were never returned there. Seems like an odd decision on Celestia's part.
Now, for a meta-question. Last season we were told that the finale was really part one of a three part thing. I'm guessing that this was supposed to be 2&3? I certainly hope not because that makes no sense. If someone has a theory about how they are connected, I'd love to hear it. Otherwise I'll assume that a 2 part season finale is the thing related to s3e13.
Excitement Level: Cutie Pox
Bitterness Level: Milk
Episode Tier: Fluttershy
Parting Thought: Why do I have a headache? Oh right, temperature swings of 30+