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Feb
9th
2013

As expected, most of my aforementioned concerns were dismissed because various reasons.  You know... I understand that I'm putting a lot of effort into complaining about the possibility of a direction of a show catered to little girls, but I find it insulting that people entirely dismiss any and all arguments just because they think I'm being butthurt.

I'm not raging, I've said that already. I'm just sad that something I love is, by all accounts and evidence that we currently have, going in a new (and in my opinion, inferior) direction. Are we not allowed to fear for the loss of a good thing?  I fell in love with this show for a reason, and I'm not complaining just to complain.

In the end though, I don't think my fears are entirely unfounded. After some thought and consideration, let's take a look at Season 3 and I'll explain what it is that has me so bugged.

Season 3 is only thirteen episodes... you'd think with so few episodes, they'd focus more on the actual main characters and the meat of the series, taking it back to it's roots... but look at the episodes. Of the Thirteen Episodes:

-Two are Spike Episodes.

-Two are CMC Episodes.

-Three are specifically focused on Twilight. (Crystal Empire and Mystery Magical Cure)

-One, this latest one (Games Ponies Play), seemed to have no focus or point at all- except to show Twilight getting over her neural reactions, so, another Twilight centered one, which, by the way, removed one of her more blatant, and specific flaws, obviously in preparation to the final episode.

That leaves only five of this entire season to actually pay any attention to the main six, and ALL FIVE of those episodes focus involve little more than one of those six ponies. And OF those five:

-Too Many Pinkie Pies- The show is stolen by Pinkie's Clones and Twilight solves the problem, though we did get a good moment of Pinkie realizing she'd screwed up.

-Magic Dual seemed to have no point at all, except to bring back Trixie, and perhaps show Twilight's prowess in a non-standard setting.

-Wonderbolt Academy introduces a new character who, essentially, drives the plot, and Spitfire steals the show. At least Dash realizes when something's being overdone for once.

-Apple Family Reunion has nothing to do with friendship, really, and the other five make a single appearance each. It did give us a bit more background on AJ though, which was nice.

-Keep Calm and Flutter On was stolen by Discord's performance, though Flutters had her moments (I especially liked the part when she called the others out for thinking she was a gullible fool)

There was almost no focus on the main six's friendship at all this entire season. No real interaction between them... and as that has always been my favorite part, I think that's why I haven't enjoyed this season as much as the others, and worry about the future of the participation of the main six who are not Twilight.

For such a short season... they've ignored a lot of potential stories for what, in my opinion, are inferior. That being said, One Bad Apple is my favorite CMC episode... and I think that's because it feels more like what a Main 6 episode should have been like.

I don't think my fears are unwarranted. Ever since A Canterlot Wedding the role of the main six apart from Twilight has been getting less and less relevant.  That trend is what I fear, and as more information is revealed, I see no evidence that the trend is going to stop or reverse itself.

That... is why I fear for this show and the future of it.

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Feb
9th
2013

As expected, most of my aforementioned concerns were dismissed because various reasons.  You know... I understand that I'm putting a lot of effort into complaining about the possibility of a direction of a show catered to little girls, but I find it insulting that people entirely dismiss any and all arguments just because they think I'm being butthurt.

I'm not raging, I've said that already. I'm just sad that something I love is, by all accounts and evidence that we currently have, going in a new (and in my opinion, inferior) direction. Are we not allowed to fear for the loss of a good thing?  I fell in love with this show for a reason, and I'm not complaining just to complain.

In the end though, I don't think my fears are entirely unfounded. After some thought and consideration, let's take a look at Season 3 and I'll explain what it is that has me so bugged.

Season 3 is only thirteen episodes... you'd think with so few episodes, they'd focus more on the actual main characters and the meat of the series, taking it back to it's roots... but look at the episodes. Of the Thirteen Episodes:

-Two are Spike Episodes.

-Two are CMC Episodes.

-Three are specifically focused on Twilight. (Crystal Empire and Mystery Magical Cure)

-One, this latest one (Games Ponies Play), seemed to have no focus or point at all- except to show Twilight getting over her neural reactions, so, another Twilight centered one, which, by the way, removed one of her more blatant, and specific flaws, obviously in preparation to the final episode.

That leaves only five of this entire season to actually pay any attention to the main six, and ALL FIVE of those episodes focus involve little more than one of those six ponies. And OF those five:

-Too Many Pinkie Pies- The show is stolen by Pinkie's Clones and Twilight solves the problem, though we did get a good moment of Pinkie realizing she'd screwed up.

-Magic Dual seemed to have no point at all, except to bring back Trixie, and perhaps show Twilight's prowess in a non-standard setting.

-Wonderbolt Academy introduces a new character who, essentially, drives the plot, and Spitfire steals the show. At least Dash realizes when something's being overdone for once.

-Apple Family Reunion has nothing to do with friendship, really, and the other five make a single appearance each. It did give us a bit more background on AJ though, which was nice.

-Keep Calm and Flutter On was stolen by Discord's performance, though Flutters had her moments (I especially liked the part when she called the others out for thinking she was a gullible fool)

There was almost no focus on the main six's friendship at all this entire season. No real interaction between them... and as that has always been my favorite part, I think that's why I haven't enjoyed this season as much as the others, and worry about the future of the participation of the main six who are not Twilight.

For such a short season... they've ignored a lot of potential stories for what, in my opinion, are inferior. That being said, One Bad Apple is my favorite CMC episode... and I think that's because it feels more like what a Main 6 episode should have been like.

I don't think my fears are unwarranted. Ever since A Canterlot Wedding the role of the main six apart from Twilight has been getting less and less relevant.  That trend is what I fear, and as more information is revealed, I see no evidence that the trend is going to stop or reverse itself.

That... is why I fear for this show and the future of it.

Report HeatWave · 223 views ·