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Leondude


Hello, Leon Davies here, also known as TheLeondude or just Leondude. Animator, professional voice actor, brony, autistic celebrity, Dark Lord of the Sith etc.

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  • Friday
    Happy 10th anniversary, Lesson Zero

    AKA the one where Twilight goes bat-shit crazy:

    Fun fact: This is the first episode of MLP:FiM that I saw and is still one of my favourites in the entire series (and also the one that made me think "this pony's my favourite").

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  • 1 week
    Happy B-day, FiM

    :twilightsmile:

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  • 1 week
    I swear I was sober when I made this

    Expect between the 02:19 and 02:58 timestamps. I definitely remember being wasted.

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  • 1 week
    Just a heads-up regarding A New...Something?

    You're going to have to wait until next week for a new chapter.

    Courtesy of my drunken escapades yesterday, I now have a splitting headache that makes it difficult for me to write.

    Note to self: Don't write a random one-off when under the influence.

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  • 2 weeks
    Note to self: What works for Helltaker doesn't work for MLP

    Either that or I shouldn't have shared that particular story to a Discord server that I knew had members that didn't like Rick and Morty. :twilightsmile:

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Aug
19th
2021

The G5 plot has been leaked (SPOILERS!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!) · 7:30pm August 19th

It has come to my attention that a picture book titled My Little Pony: A New Adventure, which is an adaptation of My Little Pony: A New Generation, has been leaked onto Tumblr:

https://chinchillalace.tumblr.com/post/659883512033378304/my-little-pony-a-new-adventure-book-scans-major

I assumed the book was meant to be released alongside the movie but, since the Tumblr user who shared these scans said he bought it at a Barnes and Noble, it's safe to say the book has been unwisely released ahead of schedule.

So, if you're as curious as I was, do feel free to check it out. And please, for the love of God, don't harass this user if you have a Tumblr account. He (or at least I think it's a he) actually deleted the post because people were upset with him despite the spoiler warnings and it's only very recently that he decided to put it back up.

And because I already stated my thoughts on the trailer, I'm going to share my thoughts on the leaked plot (WARNING! NITPICKING AHOY!):

  • So the tribes have been creating absurd myths about each other being laser-shooting cannibals? I know it's too soon to say but there really must have been a pony race war somewhere in the past. And if there was, I certainly hope the series would elaborate on it.
  • So you live in an age of cellphones and yet your idea of a friend request is to put a letter in one of those mini hot-air balloons? Speaking of cellphones, couldn't somepony get off their flanks and fact-check that unicorns and pegasi eat Earth ponies and shoot lasers? I know unicorns (and the Guardians of Harmony, as Twilight and her friends are now called) used to shoot lasers but that's not the point. Seriously, even if you can't afford wi-fi, you can go to a public place that has it such as a library or an Internet cafe. I kid you not, the existence of cellphones and other technological advancements in Equestria really ruins the immersion for me. :rainbowlaugh:
  • Well, we saw the "unicorn attack" in the trailer. As ham-fisted as it is, I'm honestly starting to think the "unicorn attack" scene is the movie's only saving grace (apart from Izzy in general) due to how hilarious it is.
  • Oh, good. No plot twist villain. I was worried there would be a plot twist villain but, considering how early we are into the story and the whole "racism bad" message, it doesn't take a genius to figure out Sprout is the bad guy.
  • So that's why Izzy has a tennis ball on her head. And to think there were a lot of fics, memes, and theories as to how it got on there. :rainbowlaugh:
  • The pegasus jail is a luxury spa? No wonder Izzy thought pegasi were bad news, the crime rate of Zephyr Heights must be through the roof. :rainbowlaugh:
  • Great, a MacGuffin quest. :ajbemused: I don't care if the crystals didn't work, it's better to have a working MacGuffin than a not-working MacGuffin because getting a MacGuffin that doesn't work is a waste of both the characters and the audience's time. Unless they make a joke about it, of course. :twilightsmile:
  • The main protagonist tries to steal something that belongs to a queen and somepony gets tangled up in stuff. Where have we seen that before:

    Only difference being Sunny succeeded where Twilight failed.

  • As unlikely and unreasonable as it is, I'm honestly bummed out Hitch didn't say this to Sunny and Izzy while arresting them:

  • I still think this movie's gonna be the new Emoji Movie just because of that sodding Just Dance Prance sequence.
  • An emperor voiced by a man of Asian (Korean, to be precise) descent? I thought this movie was meant to be anti-racist. :rainbowlaugh:
  • "But the crystals didn't need to come together. We did."

    The plot did NOTHING to fix the contradiction of what happens when ponies stop being friends with each other in G4 and what happens when they did so here. EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE SAME FUCKING UNIVERSE!!!Seriously, if this was in the same universe as G4, everypony should be frozen over by now! In fact, they'd be frozen for all of eternity! I hope the series fixes this or I am going to be extremely annoyed! :twilightangry2:

In summary, I got my wish. Sure, there are probably a lot of people that like it. But me? While I'm willing to acknowledge it has its positives, I just think it has enough material for me to satirize and riff on, even if it's just the basic plot.

Comments ( 4 )

An emperor voiced by a man of Asian (Korean, to be precise) descent? I thought this movie was meant to be anti-racist. :rainbowlaugh:

Could've been worse, like Mr.Sushi from Finding Jesus.

Aside from the optimistic "we don't know yet, maybe it will be great!" and pessimistic "it's not G4 so it's trash" speculative statements that have been the norm for this so far, I'm not hearing any resounding good reactions to the things we've actually seen and read. This isn't helped by the fact that the CGI models look like the actual toys, right down to the individual hairs in their manes.

Great, a MacGuffin quest. :ajbemused: I don't care if the crystals didn't work, it's better to have a working MacGuffin than a not-working MacGuffin because getting a MacGuffin that doesn't work is a waste of both the characters and the audience's time. Unless they make a joke about it, of course. :twilightsmile:

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