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Dramamaster829


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May
7th
2019

My Little Pony Season 9 News 05/07/2019 · 4:31pm May 7th, 2019

GOOD AFTERNOON, FIMFICTION FANATICS!!! This is the Dramamaster829; Critic, Actor, Writer, Motivational Speaker, and Occasional Singer, keeping you up to date with the latest news for the final season of MLP! In the past few months since the final season has been announced, I’ve done my best to do my part to keep the fans updated on what’s to come during the season while applying my own thoughts as far as how the plots alone may turn out. Even though I’ve just recently released a ‘review’ this morning, I stumbled upon some ‘interesting’ news concerning this picture in the blog. With that said, a major announcement needs to be brought to attention:

June 22nd will mark the mid-year season hiatus following the first half of the season which hopefully pushes the season to a strong start.

Now it’s not uncommon that there’d be a hiatus after thirteen episodes, we’ve seen this happen several years before. Yet I can also respect why fans would be disappointed, after waiting months and months for the new season to be released especially when there are essentially other stories left to cover. With one announced special guest star having made his appearance (In a truly heartwarming story of blended families I might add), we still have one guest star yet to be featured in the season and hopefully if not during the first half of the season it’ll be during the second. Fortunately, the wait will all be worth it because a special has been declared to take place the following week after the hiatus. And if the image above is of any consideration, the topic for this week’s blog is appropriately titled:

MY LITTLE PONY: RAINBOW ROADTRIP

According to the synopsis, besides the fact it’s clearly an ‘MLP’ special and not ‘Equestria Girls’, the girls embark on a trip to Hope Hollow where Rainbow Dash is scheduled to be the guest of honor for the ‘Rainbow Festival’ (Gee, I wonder why?). But before the celebration can get underway, a strange circumstance has left the town and its inhabitants drained of color. What magic would cause the town to fade or how the inhabitants lost their color, it’s difficult to ask. Nor do we know if there’s a villain responsible for hoarding all the color or if it’s merely a symbolism to the loss of ‘Hope’ in ‘Hope Hollow’. Like the Scooby Gang, the Mane Six (And probably Spike) have got another mystery on their hooves as they investigate the shenanigans afoot while making friends along the way.

Now even though there isn’t much to work with after that, already I hear the fans moaning and groaning about a special that’s not even out yet. Besides the fact that the title itself sounds more like an episode for a ‘Rainbow Brite’ television special, just by going over this plot I can understand why some fans are already accusing this special of being a ‘Crystal Empire’ rewrite. We’ve got one group of fans who feel the writing staff are just retreading on an already predictable plotline, while others are hoping this is the Season 3 premier done ‘right’ so to speak. Others are already just standing by the fact this is just a subtle way to promote a merchandise campaign with Twilight Sparkle having rainbow wings and I get where they are coming from. But what do I think out of all this commotion?

At this point, I will admit I’m not entirely sure how this summer special will turn out anymore than even the most hardcore of fans. For me, this storyline reminds me of the ‘Froot Loops’ commercial where a crazy peacock mad scientist attempted to drain the world of color starting with Toucan Sam (Pretty fun ad by the way, but my favorite is the one with the Wonderland references). Now is there a Sombra like villain draining the life out of this town we’ve only just heard about or could it reflect that ‘Summer Camp Island’ episode when the aliens lost all their emotions because one was hiding his feelings for the king? For all I know, whether there is a villain or not, I’d like to believe there’s more to this episode than just the loss of color (Or ‘hope’ in a symbolic sense). Furthermore, whether this is a Twilight Sparkle or Rainbow Dash episode (Probably both) if the special excels with a decent story, the characters put to use, and some catchy songs along the way, it’s all well and good for me. If anything, the story might essentially be similar to ‘Wee Sing in Sillyville’ where it had the subtle message of ‘being different should never be a barrier to being friends’… But I digress.

Now the big question remains: What do YOU think? Be sure to leave a comment below at your earliest convenience.

Until the special, this is the Dramamaster829… Signing out!

Comments ( 2 )

I wonder what'll those "meddling kids" or "fillies" will be solving.

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Beats me. All we can tell is that whatever is going on in Hope Hollow is the same thing that's happened at The Crystal Empire. Just as it's citizens apparently faded after the Crystal Heart was lost, thousands of years when the city itself disappeared before reappearing, something has caused the inhabitants of this area to lose it's color. Either it's a villain hoarding all their color (Or their 'hope' in some symbolic gesture) for themselves or maybe something has happened to cause the town to go 'Footloose' or something. Who knows?

Hopefully the special itself isn't too 'similar' to that of the Season 3 premier, but we'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, further research will be taking place when more details surrounding this special are introduced.

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