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Time to Teach · 7:49pm Dec 24th, 2021

Clearly I should take a moment to wish you a happy Hearth's Warming Eve before I actually get to the point. May your days be filled with family, friends, and fun, and may they be devoid of frost monsters and the tired political arguments that attract them.



But let's talk about MLP Generations #2 before someone starts questioning my methods.


Today's moral depends of course on who we ask.

For Starlight, the moral is that appeals to status are usually nothing more than a smokescreen. Even if that were the way things are done at Hayvard, that wouldn't intrinsically make them better. If there were actually a reason to favor scaring roommates then Black Belle would have presented an actual justification rather than thinly veiled insults, and I think Starlight now realizes that if she had asserted her authority as headmare sooner she wouldn't now be dealing with a mob of frightened students.

For Dyre and Grackle, the moral is that if you want your underlings to get something done then you should give them specific instructions about what you want. The S'monies seem to actually be pretty effective underlings, and if they had been given instructions from the beginning to create large-scale fighting, weirdness, and chaos they could have done a lot more damage by now.

For the S'monies, the moral is that some bosses are never satisfied and all you can really do is quit.


I can't figure out the emotional arc of the S'monies arriving, confidently announcing they're not cheerleaders, then becoming frightened by the gaggle of strangers before them. Their expressions confuse me.


I'll score myself 0.5/3 for guessing names. I guess "Belladonna" would have been a bit too obvious of a name.


Hayvard can have some pun points back for being a ""Thoroughbred League school." That one pleases me.


Do you think that Shadow Storm stuck with his plan to teach Aggressive Stomping? Nocreature has mentioned his class, after all.

I'm just kidding, of course. Yona would surely be enrolled in such an easy A if it were offered.


I for one would love to take Haunted Home Ec. Making cookies that issue ominous threats? Creating spooky illusions? It sounds like a gas.


The School of Friendship is so far doing a fine job of replicating the famous Milgram shock experiment. Those students will pretty much do anything a professor tells them to do.

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I'm really annoyed with this story, because it has such potential. As a G1 fan, I love the teenage witches. But why bother with the S'monies? Why not just have the teenage witches sneak out and disguise themselves and wreak havoc directly? I feel like it would have been a tighter and more interesting story that way.

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