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(Entertainment Weekly)   Thought you had seen the last of Discord in Ponyville? Au contraire, mon capitan... he's baaaaaack. It's Deja Q all over again when Fluttershy takes on Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Keep Calm and Flutter On, 10:30 AM on The Hub   (family-room.ew.com) divider line 139
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2013-01-19 10:36:22 PM

Dinobot: Keizer_Ghidorah: We've got Q annoying the Ponies, when are the Borg or the Dominion gonna show up?

The Borg were the changelings


Seriously?

Queen Chrysalis was a Founder through and through. Infiltrate with the purpose of destroying the enemy.
 
2013-01-19 10:40:22 PM

Captain Steroid: [i1182.photobucket.com image 360x360]

I think this was my favorite episode of the season. ^_^


Enjoy it while you can. The suits from Hasbro are stepping in to dump buckets of SUCK all over the show. It'll be just like what happened when 3rd season of Real Ghostbusters started.
 
2013-01-19 10:43:12 PM

Dinobot: Keizer_Ghidorah: We've got Q annoying the Ponies, when are the Borg or the Dominion gonna show up?

The Borg were the changelings


Wouldn't those be the Dominion? Chrystalis wasn't going to assimilate Ponyville, she was going to use it as an emotion buffet.

Also, props to Faust for getting a freaking succubus in a kid's show. Too bad she couldn't have been as hot as Morrigan.
 
2013-01-19 10:53:47 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Dinobot: Keizer_Ghidorah: We've got Q annoying the Ponies, when are the Borg or the Dominion gonna show up?

The Borg were the changelings

Wouldn't those be the Dominion? Chrystalis wasn't going to assimilate Ponyville, she was going to use it as an emotion buffet.

Also, props to Faust for getting a freaking succubus in a kid's show. Too bad she couldn't have been as hot as Morrigan.


You do know Faust has not been the Executive Producer for the show since the end of S1, right? S2 onward has been all Jason Thiessen (and I like his style much better, even if S3 has been so-so)
 
2013-01-20 12:24:17 AM

TV's Vinnie: Captain Steroid: [i1182.photobucket.com image 360x360]

I think this was my favorite episode of the season. ^_^

Enjoy it while you can. The suits from Hasbro are stepping in to dump buckets of SUCK all over the show. It'll be just like what happened when 3rd season of Real Ghostbusters started.


Yes, Hasbro is starting to step in more with the show and fan created content.

Makes you wonder if they really are cleaning things up in order to sell out to Disney, as was rumored late last year.
 
2013-01-20 06:24:12 AM
I'm not sure if I like the "If I love him enough, and are patient enough, I can change him" moral to the story.
 
2013-01-20 01:27:56 PM

Arachnophobe: MadCat221: mhd: Arachnophobe: Shamelessly stolen from another Farker whose handle escapes me at the moment.

At first I was wondering about Picard's pony symbol. Then I remembered.

Nice.

What''s Deanna!Pony's supposed to be?

And what would Geordi!Pony's be? It's covered by the tricorder pouch...

It's the Greek letter 'psi', which is apparently used sometimes to represent psychology and psychiatry, and is a handy pun on 'psychic'.


Also, B5's Psicorps.

/The Corps is mother, the Corps is father.
 
2013-01-20 01:33:21 PM

gadian: I'm not sure if I like the "If I love him enough, and are patient enough, I can change him" moral to the story.


I got a bit of that vibe myself, but I think the real lesson was that there are lines one simply doesn't cross. You may like being with your (partner, spouse, employer), you may not want to hurt them, but if they continue to lie to you... there are going to be times in life when you can't save a personal or business relationship, and when that happens, you cut your losses and walk away.

Fluttershy was ostensibly willing to let Discord take over the world, rather than break her word. The other five of the mane 6 were as convinced of it as Discord was. Even if she was just bluffing, I daresay that's rather iron-willed of her.
 
2013-01-20 01:43:46 PM

Twilight Farkle: gadian: I'm not sure if I like the "If I love him enough, and are patient enough, I can change him" moral to the story.

I got a bit of that vibe myself, but I think the real lesson was that there are lines one simply doesn't cross. You may like being with your (partner, spouse, employer), you may not want to hurt them, but if they continue to lie to you... there are going to be times in life when you can't save a personal or business relationship, and when that happens, you cut your losses and walk away.

Fluttershy was ostensibly willing to let Discord take over the world, rather than break her word. The other five of the mane 6 were as convinced of it as Discord was. Even if she was just bluffing, I daresay that's rather iron-willed of her.


Seems I taught her well
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2013-01-20 02:23:20 PM

Dinobot:
Seems I taught her well
[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 300x168]


th09.deviantart.net

And Celestia knew, right off the bat
That the only one credibly bluffing like that
Is the one everypony treats like a doormat.

i.imgur.com
"Because fark the fourth wall, that's why!"
 
2013-01-20 03:26:20 PM

Twilight Farkle: Dinobot:
Seems I taught her well
[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 300x168]

[th09.deviantart.net image 244x200]

And Celestia knew, right off the bat
That the only one credibly bluffing like that
Is the one everypony treats like a doormat.

[i.imgur.com image 640x486]
"Because fark the fourth wall, that's why!"


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
What if Celestia put a spell on the Redemption spell pages, so they take effect if ingested?
 
2013-01-20 04:30:54 PM

Dinobot:
What if Celestia put a spell on the Redemption spell pages, so they take effect if ingested?


Sort of a poison pill?

th07.deviantart.net

Maybe we just wait for it to pass (Lauren. Wat R U DOIN?) and re-form it like Discord's lamp.

i.imgur.com

What's the over/under on someone crafty coming up with a replica in the next 48-72 hours? Form a basic Discord shape around a lampstand using polymer clay or other suitable material, shatter a few suitably-colored bits of ceramic for color, apply to body form, smooth over with grout, and an old lamp just got 20% cooler in four days flat.
 
2013-01-20 08:22:10 PM
I wouldn't worry about massive changes. Megan McCarthy has been tweeting a fair bit about people spreading rumors on the internet who don't know what they're talking about.

Additionally, a recent USA today article quoted the CEO herself of Hasbro Inc. as being thrilled with the wider fanbase the show has achieved, and seems to want to keep it that way; the article additionally stated that said CEO was the executive producer of the 80's version of My Little Pony, which I think would additionally imply that she wouldn't want to ruin it competently.

Additionally, Hub's programming is changing to reflect an older audience, with the addition of Animaniacs into their standard lineup. This isn't the action of someone looking to re-girlify the series; it's the action of someone wanting to take advantage of older fans.

In short, every factual indication is that the show is really going to continue being awesome.
 
2013-01-20 08:47:52 PM

Sim Tree: I wouldn't worry about massive changes. Megan McCarthy has been tweeting a fair bit about people spreading rumors on the internet who don't know what they're talking about.

Additionally, a recent USA today article quoted the CEO herself of Hasbro Inc. as being thrilled with the wider fanbase the show has achieved, and seems to want to keep it that way; the article additionally stated that said CEO was the executive producer of the 80's version of My Little Pony, which I think would additionally imply that she wouldn't want to ruin it competently.

Additionally, Hub's programming is changing to reflect an older audience, with the addition of Animaniacs into their standard lineup. This isn't the action of someone looking to re-girlify the series; it's the action of someone wanting to take advantage of older fans.

In short, every factual indication is that the show is really going to continue being awesome.


Personally, I'd love to see a crossover between FiM and Transformers Prime. Would the Elements of Harmony work against Megatron? How would Arcee react to all the cute Ponies? Would Discord drive Starscream batshiat insane? Would Megatron's first act be to use the Nemesis' Fortree Maximus-grade Nucleon Shock Cannon to obliterate Ponyville?

/last one is pretty unlikely, seeing as Megaton's favorite song is the FiM theme
 
2013-01-20 09:18:55 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: /last one is pretty unlikely, seeing as Megaton's favorite song is the FiM theme


That commercial cracked me up big time
 
2013-01-20 09:23:31 PM

Dinobot: Keizer_Ghidorah: /last one is pretty unlikely, seeing as Megaton's favorite song is the FiM theme

That commercial cracked me up big time


All of the commercials during the season finale countdown were hilarious. I loved the one where Soundwave was watching Generation One footage and Megatron asked him why he was watching his home movies, then ribbed Soundwave at how big and boxy his G1 look was.
 
2013-01-20 09:38:43 PM

Sim Tree:
Additionally, Hub's programming is changing to reflect an older audience, with the addition of Animaniacs into their standard lineup. This isn't the action of someone looking to re-girlify the series; it's the action of someone wanting to take advantage of older fans.

In short, every factual indication is that the show is really going to continue being awesome.


If we end up with a generation of kids brought up to know what a Wilhelm Scream is, and one that recognizes the genius of the Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister), everything will indeed have turned out better than expected.
 
2013-01-20 11:05:14 PM

Twilight Farkle: Sim Tree:
Additionally, Hub's programming is changing to reflect an older audience, with the addition of Animaniacs into their standard lineup. This isn't the action of someone looking to re-girlify the series; it's the action of someone wanting to take advantage of older fans.

In short, every factual indication is that the show is really going to continue being awesome.

If we end up with a generation of kids brought up to know what a Wilhelm Scream is, and one that recognizes the genius of the Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister), everything will indeed have turned out better than expected.


I wonder if they'll catch the parental bonuses quicker.

"Yakko, do you know how to conjugate?"
"Conjugate? Why, I've never even kissed a girl."
"That's all right, I'll conjugate with you."
"G'night, everybody!"
 
2013-01-20 11:17:22 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah:
I wonder if they'll catch the parental bonuses quicker.

"Yakko, do you know how to conjugate?"
"Conjugate? Why, I've never even kissed a girl."
"That's all right, I'll conjugate with you."
"G'night, everybody!"


Now I want to mash that up with "I am a concert pianist!"

i.imgur.com

But who could forget how Fluttershy saved the day the last time Discord showed up?

"Umm, I'm just wondering if it's okay if I hold you down against your will for a little bit?"

Assertive, indeed.
 
2013-01-20 11:21:07 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Twilight Farkle: Sim Tree:
Additionally, Hub's programming is changing to reflect an older audience, with the addition of Animaniacs into their standard lineup. This isn't the action of someone looking to re-girlify the series; it's the action of someone wanting to take advantage of older fans.

In short, every factual indication is that the show is really going to continue being awesome.

If we end up with a generation of kids brought up to know what a Wilhelm Scream is, and one that recognizes the genius of the Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister), everything will indeed have turned out better than expected.

I wonder if they'll catch the parental bonuses quicker.

"Yakko, do you know how to conjugate?"
"Conjugate? Why, I've never even kissed a girl."
"That's all right, I'll conjugate with you."
"G'night, everybody!"


Fingerprints?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-20 11:25:50 PM

Twilight Farkle: Now I want to mash that up with "I am a concert pianist!"

i.imgur.com

But who could forget how Fluttershy saved the day the last time Discord showed up?

"Umm, I'm just wondering if it's okay if I hold you down against your will for a little bit?"

Assertive, indeed.


It's always the quiet, shy ones who are the kinkiest (and have the largest breasts).

FirstNationalBastard: Fingerprints?

25.media.tumblr.com


"I don't think so."

/was whooping like a howler monkey at that scene, oh my god
 
2013-01-20 11:31:42 PM
Keizer_Ghidorah:

FirstNationalBastard: Fingerprints?

25.media.tumblr.com

"I don't think so."

/was whooping like a howler monkey at that scene, oh my god


I own the DVDs so I have no reason to watch syndicated broadcasts, but I have to wonder if WB or The Hub have pulled a Nickelodeon and chopped up the Animaniacs episodes to remove anything subversive or off-color, the way Nick edited the crap out of Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life?
 
2013-01-20 11:36:35 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah:
FirstNationalBastard: Fingerprints?

25.media.tumblr.com

"I don't think so."

/was whooping like a howler monkey at that scene, oh my god


Three of us. MLP:FiM's "Twilight, git mah rope." and "Does this count?" are comparatively tame, but they're operating at a much higher difficulty factor.

Wheel of morality, turn turn turn, tell us the lesson that we should learn.

24.media.tumblr.com

And the moral is: "If you throw everything you possibly can at the censors, and do so at every possible opportunity, you're practically guaranteed that at least one will slip through in every episode."
 
2013-01-21 12:13:42 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Keizer_Ghidorah:

FirstNationalBastard: Fingerprints?

25.media.tumblr.com

"I don't think so."

/was whooping like a howler monkey at that scene, oh my god

I own the DVDs so I have no reason to watch syndicated broadcasts, but I have to wonder if WB or The Hub have pulled a Nickelodeon and chopped up the Animaniacs episodes to remove anything subversive or off-color, the way Nick edited the crap out of Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life?


HUB hasn't, that I've seen yet. Considering what MLP and Transformers Prime get away with, I'm sure Animaniacs is safe.
 
2013-01-21 01:00:09 AM

Keizer_Ghidorah:
HUB hasn't, that I've seen yet. Considering what MLP and Transformers Prime get away with, I'm sure Animaniacs is safe.


Also, the definition of "risqué" has changed a lot in the 20 years between Animaniacs' first airing and the present day.
 
2013-01-21 02:25:46 AM

FirstNationalBastard:
I own the DVDs so I have no reason to watch syndicated broadcasts, but I have to wonder if WB or The Hub have pulled a Nickelodeon and chopped up the Animaniacs episodes to remove anything subversive or off-color, the way Nick edited the crap out of Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life?


Here are the trailers. They're a little more colorful than I'd remembered.

Tiny Toon Adventures
Animaniacs
Pinky and the Brain (or is that Pinkie and the Brain?)
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (Feat. Luna as Elmyra)
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries
Freakazoid (Pinkazoid)

I think that's the entire former WB Kids lineup ponified. What'd I miss?
 
2013-01-21 06:36:00 PM
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2013-01-21 08:43:09 PM

Dinobot: [cdn.derpiboo.ru image 850x613]


I swear to God, if that's how the show ends...

Plus, I mean, it'd go straight from "bittersweet" to "well, we're boned" the next time she has to deploy the Elements of Harmony.
 
2013-01-21 08:46:17 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Dinobot: [cdn.derpiboo.ru image 850x613]

I swear to God, if that's how the show ends...

Plus, I mean, it'd go straight from "bittersweet" to "well, we're boned" the next time she has to deploy the Elements of Harmony.


Well, the title of the pic is "Another future..."

I swear the whole Alicorn thing smells of Q and Picard and Tapestry...
 
2013-01-22 01:28:29 PM

Arachnophobe: Shamelessly stolen from another Farker whose handle escapes me at the moment.

i1126.photobucket.com


*right click* *save*
 
2013-01-22 01:35:30 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Dinobot: [cdn.derpiboo.ru image 850x613]

I swear to God, if that's how the show ends...

Plus, I mean, it'd go straight from "bittersweet" to "well, we're boned" the next time she has to deploy the Elements of Harmony.


i0.kym-cdn.com

Yeah, but just think of the wrap party she'd be able to throw at the end of the season.

Brings to mind another thing, just WTF happened 1000 years ago? Sombra/Crystal Empire. Luna getting the boot. Have there truly been no threats that required the Elements for the past 1000 years, and if so, how'd Celestia deal with 'em? If there is a regular cycle to Equestrian time, Celestia's role is more like that of The Oracle or The Architect from "The Matrix" - manage the world until it starts to fall apart, find The One (or The Six), and reboot the world at the end of each cycle.
 
2013-01-22 03:45:06 PM
It's been a year since Derpy's episode, and the shiatstorm that followed.

...and now, Derpy is the Chris Benoit of ponies.

/shoved down the memory hole, not murdering her wife and children.
 
2013-01-22 04:02:08 PM

FirstNationalBastard: It's been a year since Derpy's episode, and the shiatstorm that followed.

...and now, Derpy is the Chris Benoit of ponies.

/shoved down the memory hole, not murdering her wife and children.


If you want a picture of the future,

i.imgur.com

Imagine a hoof stamping onto a human brain,

denver.mylittlefacewhen.com

FOREVER.
 
2013-01-22 06:45:47 PM

FirstNationalBastard: It's been a year since Derpy's episode, and the shiatstorm that followed.

...and now, Derpy is the Chris Benoit of ponies.

/shoved down the memory hole, not murdering her wife and children.


Derpy lives on in the 4komas
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-22 10:48:45 PM

Dinobot:
Derpy lives on in the 4komas
[24.media.tumblr.com image 710x1030]


25.media.tumblr.com

Well, I see I'm going to have a productive night ahead of me.
 
2013-01-22 11:35:28 PM

Twilight Farkle: Dinobot:
Derpy lives on in the 4komas
[24.media.tumblr.com image 710x1030]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 264x750]

Well, I see I'm going to have a productive night ahead of me.


I'm the guy behind the scanlation group actually =P
 
2013-01-23 12:14:11 AM

Dinobot: Twilight Farkle: Dinobot:
Derpy lives on in the 4komas
[24.media.tumblr.com image 710x1030]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 264x750]

Well, I see I'm going to have a productive night ahead of me.

I'm the guy behind the scanlation group actually =P


That's a frightening amount of work! Do I want to know (with no knowledge of any language other than English) how long it takes to learn enough characters for basic literacy let alone translation?

25.media.tumblr.com

Either way, thanks for both that work, your other work, and for indirectly pointing me to dat remix of Babs Seed. ZOMGVOLUME3!
 
2013-01-23 12:28:14 AM

Twilight Farkle: That's a frightening amount of work!


Not really.

Proofreaders have the easiest job
Translators have the 2nd easiest, since all they have to do is give me a basic english version of the 4koma (since my friends are native chinese speakers) =P
I gotta make sure the dialogue makes sense in english, that they fit in the speech bubbles and whatnot... (and the cleaning too, like i said)

All in all, between shepherd emailing me the 4koma, getting the translation in the inbox, the cleaning, typesetting and proofreading, it takes about 2 hrs... sometimes more... as my two chinese friends are in different time zones (one actually in taiwan, the other in california)

so yeah, the actual artist mails me directly his 4koma so i can get it out there in english for everyone else to read =P
 
2013-01-23 12:56:40 AM

Dinobot: Twilight Farkle: That's a frightening amount of work!

Not really.

Proofreaders have the easiest job
Translators have the 2nd easiest, since all they have to do is give me a basic english version of the 4koma (since my friends are native chinese speakers) =P
I gotta make sure the dialogue makes sense in english, that they fit in the speech bubbles and whatnot... (and the cleaning too, like i said)

All in all, between shepherd emailing me the 4koma, getting the translation in the inbox, the cleaning, typesetting and proofreading, it takes about 2 hrs... sometimes more... as my two chinese friends are in different time zones (one actually in taiwan, the other in california)

so yeah, the actual artist mails me directly his 4koma so i can get it out there in english for everyone else to read =P


I didn't think about the idea of having two layers of translators; one to get it to English without regard to idiom, and another to take the intended speech and bring it to US English. 20/20 hindsight, it makes perfect sense. That you (and the rest of the community) can turn things around like this in timeframes measured in hours, rather than days/weeks, still boggles my mind.

Speaking of boggled minds...

i.imgur.com

Forgot where I found this, but I LOL'd.
 
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