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(Entertainment Weekly)   Switched cutie marks, 7 songs in 22 minutes, magic gone awry, and all of it is leading to a fanboy angering Princess Twilight Sparkle in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic season finale, 'Magical Mystery Cure', 10:30 AM on The Hub   (family-room.ew.com) divider line 214
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2013-02-18 05:09:43 PM  

Dinobot: ravenlore: Season 3 could either end up being "We don't talk about Season 3" or it could really end up being the shark-jumping point into a downward spiral (I'm sorry guys, I just was not that impressed with this season)

That said, there is one thing I am very much looking forward to in Season 4.

I am so hoping to hear Discord address Twilight as "Princess" with his voice dripping sarcasm as only John De Lancie can.

S4 will be fine unless it becomes The Twilight Sparkle Show...

Also, many of the complaints coulda have been put to rest if it had gone like this
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YES. so much THIS.
 
2013-02-18 05:19:53 PM  

ravenlore: YES. so much THIS.


Aracorn > Twilicorn
 
2013-02-18 06:47:41 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: And more specifically (to expound on it and avoid confusion)--Star Swirl's spell was the original "theorem", Luna had tried (and failed) to make a working proof, and Twilight Sparkle (via first her own failed proof and later realising the point of failure of Luna's proof) did a working proof with new knowledge.  Again, this is how proofs (and doctorates) in maths work all the time; prolly works the same for Equestrian magical studies :D


I get the point you're trying to make, and that's probably what they were going for, but the execution was just terribly rushed (like so many other things in this episode).  Star Swirl's Last Theorem is played up as the Final Boss of Magic, but nothing is done to make the viewer really feel that it's the Equestrian equivalent of a Millennium Prize Problem, so when Twilight knocks it out in five minutes and a musical number, the result is a bit underwhelming.  Even something as simple as a time-lapse montage, showing that she had to work on the spell for several hours or days before or after her flash of inspiration, would have been enough to establish the difficulty of the task.
 
2013-02-18 11:55:06 PM  
I'm leaving an mp3 here:

Light of a True True Friend
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B91iJw4eRBFPV0ZpWjVRMlNjRkE
 
2013-02-19 12:33:07 AM  

Sim Tree: I'm leaving an mp3 here:

Light of a True True Friend
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B91iJw4eRBFPV0ZpWjVRMlNjRkE


Gretina?
 
2013-02-19 12:44:53 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Sim Tree: I'm leaving an mp3 here:

Light of a True True Friend
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B91iJw4eRBFPV0ZpWjVRMlNjRkE

Gretina?


I don't understand the question.
 
2013-02-19 12:48:13 AM  

Sim Tree: Gretina


Oh, I get it now. No, sorry. That's a a different sim. My username's from all the way back in the days of SimEarth.
 
2013-02-19 12:52:09 AM  

Sim Tree: Sim Tree: Gretina

Oh, I get it now. No, sorry. That's a a different sim. My username's from all the way back in the days of SimEarth.


Okies... Just wondered. I saw the Sim Gretina mix just posted to MLBrony earlier and wondered if you were the same musician that has been rocking my playlist.
 
2013-02-19 04:05:39 AM  
I watched the episode again this evening and I liked it better this time around, but many parts still bug me. How much time passed in this episode? Wasn't it just one day? Yet Carousel Boutique is boarded up and dilapidated, the farm is falling apart and all the crops are dead, and every pony in town is angry or depressed just because Pinkie isn't there being goofy?

Rainbow Dash's special talent isn't controlling the weather, that's just her job and she shares it with many others. There shouldn't have been a huge disaster just because she wasn't doing it and if Rarity was so terrible at it why didn't they fire her? Why was Pinkie Pie all alone on the farm or even there at all? Didn't Applejack's family found the town and start the farm? Why would they hire Pinkie if she was so bad at it?

I did like the scenes with Twilight and Celestia and the songs were great, though they kind of squeezed too many into a single episode I think. It was great seeing Derpy and some of the other little used background ponies though Vinyl Scratch looked really strange, like a fan drawing or something.

Everyone has mentioned how rushed it felt but I couldn't help but notice some of the glaring animation errors like Rainbow Dash having her normal cutie mark for a moment in one scene, same thing for Fluttershy, hair styles being wrong in some scenes, Applejack's missing element, etc. The whole episode just felt haphazardly thrown together at the last minute. It was just not the quality we usually get from a season finale, or especially a series finale as it was probably originally written to be. I hope the quality picks back up in season 4, overall this season hasn't really been up to the show's standards.
 
2013-02-19 08:48:48 AM  

Skyfrog: I watched the episode again this evening and I liked it better this time around, but many parts still bug me. How much time passed in this episode? Wasn't it just one day? Yet Carousel Boutique is boarded up and dilapidated, the farm is falling apart and all the crops are dead, and every pony in town is angry or depressed just because Pinkie isn't there being goofy?

Rainbow Dash's special talent isn't controlling the weather, that's just her job and she shares it with many others. There shouldn't have been a huge disaster just because she wasn't doing it and if Rarity was so terrible at it why didn't they fire her? Why was Pinkie Pie all alone on the farm or even there at all? Didn't Applejack's family found the town and start the farm? Why would they hire Pinkie if she was so bad at it?

I did like the scenes with Twilight and Celestia and the songs were great, though they kind of squeezed too many into a single episode I think. It was great seeing Derpy and some of the other little used background ponies though Vinyl Scratch looked really strange, like a fan drawing or something.

Everyone has mentioned how rushed it felt but I couldn't help but notice some of the glaring animation errors like Rainbow Dash having her normal cutie mark for a moment in one scene, same thing for Fluttershy, hair styles being wrong in some scenes, Applejack's missing element, etc. The whole episode just felt haphazardly thrown together at the last minute. It was just not the quality we usually get from a season finale, or especially a series finale as it was probably originally written to be. I hope the quality picks back up in season 4, overall this season hasn't really been up to the show's standards.


My theory was that it was more like an alternate timeline, Star-Trek-10-style; as Twi said, it isn't just their memories, their true selves had been changed. It was as if they'd had those cutie marks since the beginning of the show, retroactively. If Rarity had Dash's mark, for example, she'd spend her time making dazzling skyviews, or at any rate, trying to: 'Too last season?'

Some had tried to pass it off as being an off-day, 'not good at the thundery ones', but their responses to Twilight were still 'My cutie mark? I'm simply doing what I've been doing since the day I'd gotten it'.

Applejack, being as industrious and fair-dealing as she is, decided to close down until she'd gotten the hang of it, instead of selling an inferior product. Fluttershy saw the writing on the wall and decided to quit outright, but Pinkie's farmer job and Dash's animal job really don't allow for a great deal of free-time for introspection in the middle of a time-critical calamity, so their reactions were more of 'damn, why am I so bad at this today? I'm supposed to be good at this.'

That's why it took the Elements of Harmony themselves to undo it; the spell would tangle itself up pretty quickly, and would require a great deal of power to undo, essentially the original soul-change AND a paradox both in one, and not something easily counter-cursed.

*

As far as being rushed, it's an episode written entirely by the team's musician and lyricist, respectively. So what you're getting is Ponies:The musical. Had they done it 'Phineas and Ferb'-style instead of as a finale, "let's do today's episode as a musical" "Do you think the other characters will go along with it?" "Why wouldn't they? It'll be fun!" the setup would have made more sense, and feel less rushed/moving along from one song to another. When I rewatched it, realizing it was a musical, I really enjoyed it and got a lot more out of it.
 
2013-02-19 09:00:50 AM  
Light of a True, True Friend.mp3
And apparently google docs ate the previous mp3 link, dunno why.
 
2013-02-19 06:57:21 PM  
Well, the season is over, as are the weekly threads for the time being.

I suppose all that's left to say is See You Next Tuesday...

iambrony.jsmart.web.id
 
2013-02-19 11:10:09 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Well, the season is over, as are the weekly threads for the time being.

I suppose all that's left to say is See You Next Tuesday...

[iambrony.jsmart.web.id image 245x150]

We'll need a winter-wrap up thread next month!

Oh.. and this..

Meghan McCarthy @MMeghanMcCarthy

I consider the season finale of #MLPFIM a 3-parter. #bronies just won't get to see parts 2 and 3 for awhile. But it will be worth the wait.
 
2013-02-19 11:54:53 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Well, the season is over, as are the weekly threads for the time being.

I suppose all that's left to say is See You Next Tuesday...

[iambrony.jsmart.web.id image 245x150]


media.tumblr.com

...after Las Pegasus Unicon this weekend, you mean?
 
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