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We begin our journey with the worst of the worst. Thankfully, there aren't actually too many of those.
Somepony To Watch Over Me
Total Ranking: 87th Place
Season Ranking: 25th Place
My Thoughts: Ugh, where do I begin? Applejack's protectiveness, while understandable, is ramped up to truly obnoxious levels. Applebloom's decision to run off to prove her responsibility can sort of be understood as a justification for her actions, but is regardless hypocritical and sends a really bad message. The Chimera had some interesting possibilities, but those went completely ignored in favor of an admittedly cool but completely pointless fight scene. Also, depending on how sensitive you may be about PC stuff, the cajun ponies at the end may be seen as a bad stereotype.
Conclusion: This episode should just be forgotten about by everyone involved.
Keep Calm And Flutter On
Total Ranking: 86th Place
Season Ranking: 13th Place
My Thoughts: While Discord's antics are as good a treat to behold as always, the episode is rushed, Celestia's motives for redeeming him are pretty much nonexistent and quickly glossed over, and probably worst of all, there are some serious unfortunate implications behind his setup with Fluttershy and the way she finally 'reforms' him. It's easy to get on his case for viewing friendship as an obligation in later episodes, but after his treatment here, I honestly can't blame him.
Conclusion: If you must watch the episode, feel free to skip the last five minutes or so.
Spike At Your Service
Total Ranking: 85th Place
Season Ranking: 12th Place
My Thoughts: While the episode introduced an interesting new facet of Spike's character and shows some development after the events of Dragon Quest, (namely the Dragon Code) it also does so at the cost of his competence and general intelligence levels. Also, the CGI Timberwolves were awkward. I honestly haven't seen this one in a while, so I don't remember it too well beyond that.
Conclusion: Meh, honestly kind of crappy and disrespectful to Spike, but relatively watchable.
Three's A Crowd
Total Ranking: 84th Place
Season Ranking: 24th Place
My Thoughts: Another "Redeemed Discord" episode that I can't stand; while unlike KCaFO it's... relatively harmless, I still personally take offense to the fact that the chance to develop Cadence's character more was mostly passed up in favor of yet another fight scene of questionable relevancy, and some of Discord's weakest humor from the show yet. I mean, we do get some hinting at Cadence secretly being a bit of an adrenaline junkie, but it still wasn't quite on the level of what I was hoping for.
Conclusion: Probably harmless for anyone else, but I was personally disappointed in it.
Yep, only four this time around. Tomorrow, (or some time) tune in for the Two Star reviews, 83-75, for those episodes that I didn't hate, but still had some fairly hefty issues holding them down. Once I go through the whole series, Part 6 of this blog series will examine each season and each writer based on my ratings, and Part 7 will be dedicated to some slightly off-kilter statistical analysis and predictions for Season 5 based on the most absolutely ridiculous criteria!
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So those who know me particularly well are sometimes subject to rambling descriptions of my latest bizarre as fk dream. However, as some of those individuals are currently doing their best to avoid spoilers for Rainbow Rocks and the other half are kind of actively against it, I lack places to turn to. It doesn't matter, anyway, as I only really remember three main things.
1: Near the end of the dream, I discussed the original Godzilla movie with a giant talking paper-mache clam, and seemed to be under the delusion that there was an actual, roughly komodo-dragon-sized lizard called a "Godzillasaurus Rex" That they used for filming before switching to rubber suits in later movies.
2: A while before that, there was a high-speed car chase. I remember there was a clearly-defined goal and stakes in it, but I've unfortunately completely forgotten what that might have been.
3: Near the beginning, there was a bit with a bunch of the Canterlot High students at some place - maybe an art museum? It had lots of fountains and indoor trees and huge glass walls of windows all over the place. The Dazzlings were there, too, and trying to pull off some sort of scheme for which they had split into two groups of two.
And that's where we come to the blog's title. While Adagio and Sonata were off somewhere, Aria was watching over some of the other students alongside a fourth person. She had crazy big hair like the other Sirens, though she didn't have it put up, and had a sort of "tropical" color scheme; pinkish-coral hair and skin that was somewhere between Pineapple and Coconut. Personality-wise, she seemed kind of cheerful and bubbly, but not really ditzy like Sonata - more sadistic, too.
Idunno. Inserting a Siren OC is a new low that I don't want to (consciously) reach, but I could probably find some other context to use her - perhaps as a background merpony in a story or something.
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