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(Equestria Daily)   Can Spike overcome sidekick status to save Maretropolis? Will the Super Six be able to stop the Mane-iac? My Pinkie Sense is tingling, so it must be time for 'Power Ponies', this week on MLP: FiM (10:30a est, HubTV)   (equestriadaily.com) divider line 154
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2013-12-21 01:10:35 AM
Welcome to one of the most anticipated episodes of the season!  This should be a good one!  :)

NOTE: I'll be afk next Saturday, celebrating Christmas time with the family.  Enjoy the show next week, and happy holidays to all!

Now, on to the checklist!


Weekly MLP: FiM Checklist



1) Create weekly MLP thread checklist
2) Every 25th post is "FUN!" & every 250th post is "Marzipan Mascarpone Meringue Madness"
3) A non-brony asks why this is in the Entertainment tab
4) EEYUP!
5) "Of all the worst things that could happen, this is The. Worst. Possible. Thing!"
6) Twilight crashes into something
7) Sonic Rainboom/Twiboom OUT OF NOWHERE
8) Because Buck You, that's why!
9) NOPE!
10) Somepony makes or breaks a Pinkie Promise
11) Dear Princess Celestia.....
12) The Great and Powerful Trixie appears (2x points if represented by  ShiningWizard)
13) The CMC botch yet another mission
14) Vintage Vinyl!
15) Applejack temporarily loses her freckles
16) WilhelmScream.jpg
17) Yay!
18)  Twilight Farkle appears, posts  Princess Twilight's Keys to Victory
19) Somepony brandishes the Royal Twicane
20) At least one problem is solved through song
21) It's best-ah for this business-ah!
22) Derpy sighting (3x point bonus, ultra-rare item)
23) Double-check this checklist
 
2013-12-21 01:15:33 AM
Can't wait.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/kitsunesoba/stuff/1371457316417 _ zps679472f8.gif
 
2013-12-21 01:17:01 AM
i25.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 01:23:19 AM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-12-21 01:42:01 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x274]


i25.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 02:51:31 AM
i750.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 06:22:57 AM
meh.
 
2013-12-21 07:05:43 AM

FirstNationalBastard: meh.


It has the potential to be great. They're going into a book. Cliche, but it means anything could happen. New world. Something better n Twilicane.
 
2013-12-21 08:36:58 AM
derpicdn.net

I suppose chicken and waffles would be inappropriate at this juncture, so I'll stick with coffee and toast.
 
2013-12-21 08:37:43 AM
Time for some more random fan-art:

th09.deviantart.net


/more from the artist
 
2013-12-21 08:38:46 AM

Twilight Farkle: [derpicdn.net image 567x662]

I suppose chicken and waffles would be inappropriate at this juncture, so I'll stick with coffee and toast.


if you get a chance, can you shoot me an email?  (eip)

Danke!
 
2013-12-21 09:12:42 AM
 
2013-12-21 10:06:54 AM
I don't watch the show, but I love the people who run in here upset that it gets a thread.
 
2013-12-21 10:10:39 AM
Bold Bigflank still hates Butterflies.
 
2013-12-21 10:14:12 AM
Wow. I didnt know fark has slipped so far as to have a pedo page.
 
2013-12-21 10:16:10 AM

dwade: Wow. I didnt know fark has slipped so far as to have a pedo page.


Hey, it's YOUR profile.
 
2013-12-21 10:18:08 AM
Can't wait for Flutterhulk.
 
2013-12-21 10:18:15 AM

dwade: Wow. I didnt know fark has slipped so far as to have a pedo page.


Wow, item #3 gets checked off with gusto, and still 15 minutes before show time!  We're off to a good start this week!
 
2013-12-21 10:18:24 AM
Diamond Tiara learns that Handicapped Mocking is Magic!
 
2013-12-21 10:23:42 AM

dwade: Wow. I didnt know fark has slipped so far as to have a pedo page.


Well, we weren't. Then you showed up...
 
2013-12-21 10:23:49 AM
www.theawl.com
Was he abused as a child, or is he just retarded? The world may never know.
 
2013-12-21 10:23:59 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 10:24:33 AM
i1224.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 10:24:38 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Diamond Tiara learns that Handicapped Mocking is Magic!


Clearly, the Be A Star campaign worked.  Good job Vince!  XD
 
2013-12-21 10:25:13 AM
FUN!
 
2013-12-21 10:25:36 AM

doglover: dwade: Wow. I didnt know fark has slipped so far as to have a pedo page.

Well, we weren't. Then you showed up...


I wouldnt talk with the name "doglover." Do you have to be in your lab in 22 minutes?
 
2013-12-21 10:25:44 AM
derpicdn.net

I wonder if a nod to these three will show up.
 
2013-12-21 10:25:47 AM
heartiste.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-21 10:26:21 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: FirstNationalBastard: Diamond Tiara learns that Handicapped Mocking is Magic!

Clearly, the Be A Star campaign worked.  Good job Vince!  XD


I want to tie Diamond Tiara to a couple of weather balloons, and then let them go. >:-(
 
2013-12-21 10:26:58 AM
static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-12-21 10:28:46 AM
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-12-21 10:28:54 AM

Nemo's Brother: [static.fjcdn.com image 600x449]


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 10:29:58 AM

Twilight Farkle: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Danke!
[derpicdn.net image 250x250]


Thanks!
 
2013-12-21 10:30:15 AM

Nemo's Brother:


Hey guys! We've found our projectionist for the big screen viewing!
 
2013-12-21 10:30:15 AM
Since they're replaying last week's ep, i have to say that i just adore that Scootaloo's wings sound like a 2-stroke motor. <3
 
2013-12-21 10:30:43 AM
My Little Pony. Not pedo but number 1 with pedos.
 
2013-12-21 10:31:01 AM

Captain Steroid: Nemo's Brother: [static.fjcdn.com image 600x449]

[i1182.photobucket.com image 300x320]


does it come with hay bacon on it too?
 
2013-12-21 10:31:51 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Nemo's Brother:

Hey guys! We've found our projectionist for the big screen viewing!


You farkers have been spamming every other thread for years now.
 
2013-12-21 10:33:14 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Captain Steroid: Nemo's Brother: [static.fjcdn.com image 600x449]

[i1182.photobucket.com image 300x320]

does it come with hay bacon on it too?


You can't make an HBLT without hay bacon! :P
 
2013-12-21 10:34:19 AM
THEN
NOW
PONY
 
2013-12-21 10:34:27 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Nemo's Brother:

Hey guys! We've found our projectionist for the big screen viewing!


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-21 10:34:57 AM
They never show the pig's belly pop ...
 
2013-12-21 10:35:17 AM
Total Farker's letter to the world
i.onionstatic.com

Nothing creepy at all
i.onionstatic.com
 
2013-12-21 10:35:39 AM
derpicdn.net
 
2013-12-21 10:35:50 AM

Nemo's Brother: RoyFokker'sGhost: Nemo's Brother:

Hey guys! We've found our projectionist for the big screen viewing!


Thanks for providing us with your selfie.
 
2013-12-21 10:36:02 AM
It's a concussion hallucination, I bet.
 
2013-12-21 10:36:12 AM
Streaming link, please?

Can't get TV where I live.
 
2013-12-21 10:36:39 AM
Spike, Y U SO META?
 
2013-12-21 10:37:07 AM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-21 10:37:26 AM

ZMugg: Streaming link, please?

Can't get TV where I live.


Equestriadaily.com

Look for the article on streams.
 
2013-12-21 10:37:33 AM
FUN
 
2013-12-21 10:38:27 AM
c2.likes-media.com
Hello, ladies.
 
2013-12-21 10:38:50 AM

gnosis301: ZMugg: Streaming link, please?

Can't get TV where I live.

Equestriadaily.com

Look for the article on streams.


bronytv.net is usually reliable, but their stream seems to be down today.
 
2013-12-21 10:40:00 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: gnosis301: ZMugg: Streaming link, please?

Can't get TV where I live.

Equestriadaily.com

Look for the article on streams.

bronytv.net is usually reliable, but their stream seems to be down today.


Weird. It's fine for me, but I've been on it since 7:30 cst...
 
2013-12-21 10:40:28 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 10:41:04 AM
everfree.net

Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainboom...
 
2013-12-21 10:41:28 AM
At least commercials seem to be using more humor recently. I haven't watched live TV for a while. Kind of interesting.
 
2013-12-21 10:41:36 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: gnosis301: ZMugg: Streaming link, please?

Can't get TV where I live.

Equestriadaily.com

Look for the article on streams.

bronytv.net is usually reliable, but their stream seems to be down today.



the spike theater on Bronystate is not laggy.
 
2013-12-21 10:41:46 AM

gnosis301: ZMugg: Streaming link, please?

Can't get TV where I live.

Equestriadaily.com

Look for the article on streams.


By the time I find it, the show will be over.

Thanks, anyway.
 
2013-12-21 10:42:05 AM
binarythis.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-21 10:43:03 AM
My 13 year old son set the receiver to auto tune. The Mrs. just started sizing her head. Tried explaining about bronies, the NPC, Zack Ryder, etc., she just muttered something about not getting us. /and why isn't this in the sports tab?
 
2013-12-21 10:46:48 AM

gnosis301: Grand_Moff_Joseph: gnosis301: ZMugg: Streaming link, please?

Can't get TV where I live.

Equestriadaily.com

Look for the article on streams.

bronytv.net is usually reliable, but their stream seems to be down today.

Weird. It's fine for me, but I've been on it since 7:30 cst...


Can't get bronytv.net to even load.
 
2013-12-21 10:47:33 AM
Green Lantern, Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Thor, I don't know who Twilight is.
 
2013-12-21 10:48:00 AM
Dammit, Rainbow Dash! Quit LEROY JENKINS!-ING your sneak attacks! >:O
 
2013-12-21 10:49:19 AM
derpicdn.net

Least she's got Scootaloo.
 
2013-12-21 10:49:25 AM

mephox: Green Lantern, Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Thor, I don't know who Twilight is.


I lean toward mostly Green Lantern.
 
2013-12-21 10:51:40 AM
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK! O_O
 
2013-12-21 10:51:45 AM

Mztlplx: mephox: Green Lantern, Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Thor, I don't know who Twilight is.

I lean toward mostly Green Lantern.


It seems Rarity is Green Lantern. Unless Twilight is John Stewart. Wait, that does make sense.
 
2013-12-21 10:51:59 AM
th00.deviantart.net
 
2013-12-21 10:52:10 AM

Mztlplx: mephox: Green Lantern, Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Thor, I don't know who Twilight is.

I lean toward mostly Green Lantern.


I'm actually thinking Twi is Sapphire, the DC villainess. Powers don't fit, but the costume sorta does.
 
2013-12-21 10:52:34 AM

gnosis301: Mztlplx: mephox: Green Lantern, Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Thor, I don't know who Twilight is.

I lean toward mostly Green Lantern.

It seems Rarity is Green Lantern. Unless Twilight is John Stewart. Wait, that does make sense.


What fun is there in making sense?
 
2013-12-21 10:57:17 AM
WILHELM!
 
2013-12-21 10:57:48 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 10:58:08 AM
Aw yus!
 
2013-12-21 10:59:11 AM
What the Flut?
 
2013-12-21 11:00:05 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 11:01:13 AM
Wow that was some FlutterRage!
 
2013-12-21 11:02:42 AM
Flutterrage was awesome.
 
2013-12-21 11:03:48 AM
Flutterhulk FTW.

/umm, you wouldn't like her when she's angry
 
2013-12-21 11:04:49 AM
Her secret is that she's always angry
 
2013-12-21 11:07:28 AM
I liked this episode. Very action-packed. :-)

See you guys later!

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 11:07:34 AM
fark daylight savings time. I got home right after that shiat ended.
 
2013-12-21 11:14:17 AM
Is there any site that's showing it again?
 
2013-12-21 11:15:37 AM

ZMugg: Is there any site that's showing it again?


Give it an hour or two and it'll be on YT
 
2013-12-21 11:16:40 AM

ZMugg: Is there any site that's showing it again?


Preferably in 144p. My computer and internet connection blow goats.
 
2013-12-21 11:17:24 AM

ravenlore: ZMugg: Is there any site that's showing it again?

Give it an hour or two and it'll be on YT


The old standby. Thanks.
 
2013-12-21 11:19:37 AM
derpicdn.net

We fans all knew what was coming, but it was the reactions from the other ponies that really made the scene work.

/fun episode, and I think the animators had as much fun making it as we did watching it. (and the EqD page with the day's streams usually provides a second chance for those who missed it due to time and/or technology.)
 
2013-12-21 11:21:03 AM

ravenlore: ZMugg: Is there any site that's showing it again?

Give it an hour or two and it'll be on YT


Any hints for searching on YT? I try watching the eps later and they never show up. I usually search by season & ep#
 
2013-12-21 11:28:07 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: ravenlore: ZMugg: Is there any site that's showing it again?

Give it an hour or two and it'll be on YT

Any hints for searching on YT? I try watching the eps later and they never show up. I usually search by season & ep#


EQD, by the end of the day, should have the link to the full episode, on HD even.
 
2013-12-21 11:29:22 AM

Dinobot: RoyFokker'sGhost: ravenlore: ZMugg: Is there any site that's showing it again?

Give it an hour or two and it'll be on YT

Any hints for searching on YT? I try watching the eps later and they never show up. I usually search by season & ep#

EQD, by the end of the day, should have the link to the full episode, on HD even.


Hell, sometimes My Little Brony posts them.
 
2013-12-21 11:32:24 AM

mephox: Green Lantern, Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Thor, I don't know who Twilight is.


Cyclops: https://twitter.com/TheBiggestJim/status/414424578320908288

Dear Princess Celestia,

Today I learned that Andrea "Flutterhulk" Libman did that scene in her own voice.

Your hoarse student,
Twilight Farkle.
 
2013-12-21 11:37:11 AM

Dinobot: RoyFokker'sGhost: ravenlore: ZMugg: Is there any site that's showing it again?

Give it an hour or two and it'll be on YT

Any hints for searching on YT? I try watching the eps later and they never show up. I usually search by season & ep#

EQD, by the end of the day, should have the link to the full episode, on HD even.


Thanks
 
2013-12-21 11:40:36 AM
Seriously.

Why do grown-ass men watch this.    Honestly.   Not trolling, just confused as farking shiat.
 
2013-12-21 11:43:53 AM

Third Day Mark: Seriously.

Why do grown-ass men watch this.    Honestly.   Not trolling, just confused as farking shiat.


For the same reason I watch Adventure Time and Regular Show. 

Real life is full of cynicism, vitriol and whatnot. Some of it I spew it myself. 

Sometimes, I just need to step back and watch something that is simple and fun, as a sort of detoxing process.
 
2013-12-21 11:50:20 AM

Dinobot: Third Day Mark: Seriously.

Why do grown-ass men watch this.    Honestly.   Not trolling, just confused as farking shiat.

For the same reason I watch Adventure Time and Regular Show. 

Real life is full of cynicism, vitriol and whatnot. Some of it I spew it myself. 

Sometimes, I just need to step back and watch something that is simple and fun, as a sort of detoxing process.


UNACCEPTABUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!

/acceptable
//lemongrab
 
2013-12-21 11:50:48 AM
Missed the thread by *this much* ... but not the show!
 
2013-12-21 11:56:34 AM
ran across this the other day.  was good for a laugh...
img.fark.net
/delinquent sparkle...
 
2013-12-21 12:05:57 PM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2013-12-21 12:06:55 PM

Dinobot: Third Day Mark: Seriously.

Why do grown-ass men watch this.    Honestly.   Not trolling, just confused as farking shiat.

For the same reason I watch Adventure Time and Regular Show.
Real life is full of cynicism, vitriol and whatnot. Some of it I spew it myself.
Sometimes, I just need to step back and watch something that is simple and fun, as a sort of detoxing process.


This.

Also, the characters are flawed enough to be interesting to adults. The smart one's OCD to the point of defeating herself, the country bumpkin's a workaholic, the stylish one falls to pieces the minute anything goes wrong, the egomaniac's covering up her inferiority complex, the happy shiny party animal is actually bipolar, and the cutest, shyest, politest one of all is prone to fits of violent rage.

But mostly because cartoons are fun, and cartoons with a fanbase as weirdly creative and insanely prolific (or is it the other way around?) as this one just adds to the fun.

/FUN!
 
2013-12-21 12:08:45 PM

jimmyjackfunk: My 13 year old son set the receiver to auto tune. The Mrs. just started sizing her head. Tried explaining about bronies, the NPC, Zack Ryder, etc., she just muttered something about not getting us. /and why isn't this in the sports tab?


BECAUSE BUCK YOU THAT'S WHY!
 
2013-12-21 12:08:57 PM
So, Fluttershy was Hulk, Dash was... well, you could say Thor, but Flash Villain Weather Wizard was probably a closer analogue, Pinkie was The Flash, or more specifically, Impulse, AJ was Wonder Woman, Rarity was Green Lantern, or maybe a member of the Star Sapphire corps, and Twilight? I dunno, Iceman? Captain Cold?
 
2013-12-21 12:10:37 PM

Twilight Farkle: Dinobot: Third Day Mark: Seriously.

Why do grown-ass men watch this.    Honestly.   Not trolling, just confused as farking shiat.

For the same reason I watch Adventure Time and Regular Show.
Real life is full of cynicism, vitriol and whatnot. Some of it I spew it myself.
Sometimes, I just need to step back and watch something that is simple and fun, as a sort of detoxing process.

This.

Also, the characters are flawed enough to be interesting to adults. The smart one's OCD to the point of defeating herself, the country bumpkin's a workaholic, the stylish one falls to pieces the minute anything goes wrong, the egomaniac's covering up her inferiority complex, the happy shiny party animal is actually bipolar, and the cutest, shyest, politest one of all is prone to fits of violent rage.

But mostly because cartoons are fun, and cartoons with a fanbase as weirdly creative and insanely prolific (or is it the other way around?) as this one just adds to the fun.

/FUN!


Or, instead of the Stylish bit, you could say the Posh one is actually a country bumpkin trying to cover up her roots by acting like the stylish one.
 
2013-12-21 12:19:01 PM

FirstNationalBastard: So, Fluttershy was Hulk, Dash was... well, you could say Thor, but Flash Villain Weather Wizard was probably a closer analogue, Pinkie was The Flash, or more specifically, Impulse, AJ was Wonder Woman, Rarity was Green Lantern, or maybe a member of the Star Sapphire corps, and Twilight? I dunno, Iceman? Captain Cold?



Probably Storm more than Thor.
 
2013-12-21 12:20:10 PM
Great episode!  Flutter-SMASH
 
2013-12-21 02:14:35 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Or, instead of the Stylish bit, you could say the Posh one is actually a country bumpkin trying to cover up her roots by acting like the stylish one.


images.ezgif.com
i.imgur.com

What a sweet and elite way to phrase it. Touché.
/In my defense, I was too busy partying to remember anything that happened that day.
 
2013-12-21 02:23:21 PM
Fact - Rarity was a better Green Lantern than the mess that was the Green Lantern movie.
 
2013-12-21 02:35:56 PM

SamFlagg: Fact - Rarity was a better Green Lantern than the mess that was the Green Lantern movie.


She is more charismatic than Ryan Reynolds
 
2013-12-21 03:17:25 PM
Wow,
People actually troll pony threads?
That's almost as weak as trolling Caturday.
i18.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-21 03:48:10 PM

Nemo's Brother: [heartiste.files.wordpress.com image 550x395]


For....for the record, I don't think the T-shirt is the reason people avoid him...

That's the weird thing. He's got all that goin' on, and we're focused on the SHIRT. Like a Venture Bros. shirt would suddenly make THAT in any way cool...
 
2013-12-21 03:50:01 PM

Twilight Farkle: FirstNationalBastard: Or, instead of the Stylish bit, you could say the Posh one is actually a country bumpkin trying to cover up her roots by acting like the stylish one.

[images.ezgif.com image 440x250]
[i.imgur.com image 440x270]

What a sweet and elite way to phrase it. Touché.
/In my defense, I was too busy partying to remember anything that happened that day.


from season one's open, continuity went out the window.  twilight herself is reading the story of celestia and luna, but by the time nightmare moon is defeated, somehow she's surprised by "sister?"

and forget scoots for a sec, if you wanna talk orphans, where the FARK are aj's parents at? only granny smith and big mac were around when she got her cutie mark and came home, but now there's an applebloom...

you're right about rarity though.  can see how AJ leaving manehattan and rarity completely shunning anything down-to-earth  would come into play...

oh, and another continuity failure that's been bugging me.  if the guys in cloudsdale were the ones RD raced because they were teasing fluttershy, they'd know darn well she'd done a sonic rainboom.  they might not think she could pull off another one, but that's not how it's phrased...

also, who's best pony?
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-21 03:51:32 PM

Nemo's Brother: [www.theawl.com image 640x480]
Was he abused as a child, or is he just retarded? The world may never know.


that poor woman on the left just opened clopart...
 
2013-12-21 03:54:38 PM

Captain Steroid: Nemo's Brother: [static.fjcdn.com image 600x449]

[i1182.photobucket.com image 300x320]


that's really disturbing because aj's moving in the background.  like a mane sixgasm is going on, but the camera zoomed in on RD...
 
2013-12-21 04:07:16 PM
Are they using the Wilhelm scream in every single episode now? It's kind of getting old.

/less Wilhelm, more Derpy!
 
2013-12-21 04:16:16 PM
I guess this means that  Flutterhulk is now canon.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-21 04:29:10 PM
derpicdn.net

Y SO SERIOUS?
 
2013-12-21 04:50:06 PM

CipollinaFan: jimmyjackfunk: My 13 year old son set the receiver to auto tune. The Mrs. just started sizing her head. Tried explaining about bronies, the NPC, Zack Ryder, etc., she just muttered something about not getting us. /and why isn't this in the sports tab?

BECAUSE BUCK YOU THAT'S WHY!


i.imgur.com

¡ʎɥʍ s,ʇɐɥʇ 'ʎʇıʌɐɹb ʞɔnq ǝsnɐɔǝq 'ʞɔǝɥɔ '8#/
 
2013-12-21 04:53:14 PM

Mztlplx: [i750.photobucket.com image 640x680]


that's not the whole thing and you know it.
 
2013-12-21 05:11:57 PM
Silly episode.  Loved it!
 
2013-12-21 05:38:40 PM
i.imgur.com

Also, Christmas episode? Check.
Happy Hearth's Warming Eve, everypony!
 
2013-12-21 05:47:16 PM
oh, we know how that ends up...  twi and rare kill each other... and then it's your turn, spikey-wikey...

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-21 05:51:04 PM
isabella zecorallini makes the brew
and screwed is you!

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-21 06:02:18 PM

Mztlplx: [i750.photobucket.com image 640x680]


context...
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-21 06:30:27 PM
cynicalminion:from season one's open, continuity went out the window.  twilight herself is reading the story of celestia and luna, but by the time nightmare moon is defeated, somehow she's surprised by "sister?"


Not really. "Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria..." (narrator and Twilight) is the unclassified version. Technically, it mentions only that there were two sisters, one of whom became the Mare in the Moon/Nightmare Moon. Twilight never saw the classified version that includes the facts "It's not a myth, and, oh, by the way, Celestia has a sister that she hasn't mentioned in a thousand years." When Twilight started to figure it out, Celestia's response was "...but you simply must stop reading those dusty old books!" (They don't call her Trollestia for nothing. The whole thing was a setup - make some friends, because you're the missing element, and it won't work if you know about it until you figure it out for yourself.)

cynicalminion:and forget scoots for a sec, if you wanna talk orphans, where the FARK are aj's parents at? only granny smith and big mac were around when she got her cutie mark and came home, but now there's an applebloom...


static1.wikia.nocookie.net

Eeyup, orphan. They discreetly touched on it by means of twin shooting stars a couple of times during the Apple Family Reunion / Thanksgiving episode.


oh, and another continuity failure that's been bugging me.  if the guys in cloudsdale were the ones RD raced because they were teasing fluttershy, they'd know darn well she'd done a sonic rainboom.  they might not think she could pull off another one, but that's not how it's phrased...


*clickity clickity click, watchwatchwatch* "I'll allow it!"


also, who's best pony?
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/I'm sorry, Flutterhulkinlazor, please don't hurt me.
 
2013-12-21 06:55:27 PM

Twilight Farkle: and forget scoots for a sec, if you wanna talk orphans, where the FARK are aj's parents at? only granny smith and big mac were around when she got her cutie mark and came home, but now there's an applebloom...


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Eeyup, orphan. They discreetly touched on it by means of twin shooting stars a couple of times during the Apple Family Reunion / Thanksgiving episode.


AJ's whole backstory makes sense if you look at it like this...

Applebloom was virtually a newborn baby when AJ left for Manehattan. She left because her parents had just died and she was sick of the apple gig.

Then, she saw that rainboom headed for home and knew it was time to go back.

Dead parents also explains why she's such a workaholic... she feels everything is unstable and could be lost at the drop of a hat if she doesn't keep control of it... because she lost her parents as a filly, so the farm, Granny, everything else could go just as easily.
 
2013-12-21 07:10:01 PM

Twilight Farkle: cynicalminion:from season one's open, continuity went out the window.  twilight herself is reading the story of celestia and luna, but by the time nightmare moon is defeated, somehow she's surprised by "sister?"
Not really. "Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria..." (narrator and Twilight) is the unclassified version. Technically, it mentions only that there were two sisters, one of whom became the Mare in the Moon/Nightmare Moon.


who needs the tinfoil hat brigade? (aside from pinkie)

Twilight never saw the classified version that includes the facts "It's not a myth, and, oh, by the way, Celestia has a sister that she hasn't mentioned in a thousand years." When Twilight started to figure it out, Celestia's response was "...but you simply must stop reading those dusty old books!" (They don't call her Trollestia for nothing. The whole thing was a setup - make some friends, because you're the missing element, and it won't work if you know about it until you figure it out for yourself.)
 
2013-12-21 07:12:53 PM

Twilight Farkle: cynicalminion:from season one's open, continuity went out the window.  twilight herself is reading the story of celestia and luna, but by the time nightmare moon is defeated, somehow she's surprised by "sister?"


Not really. "Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria..." (narrator and Twilight) is the unclassified version. Technically, it mentions only that there were two sisters, one of whom became the Mare in the Moon/Nightmare Moon. Twilight never saw the classified version that includes the facts "It's not a myth, and, oh, by the way, Celestia has a sister that she hasn't mentioned in a thousand years." When Twilight started to figure it out, Celestia's response was "...but you simply must stop reading those dusty old books!" (They don't call her Trollestia for nothing. The whole thing was a setup - make some friends, because you're the missing element, and it won't work if you know about it until you figure it out for yourself.)

cynicalminion:and forget scoots for a sec, if you wanna talk orphans, where the FARK are aj's parents at? only granny smith and big mac were around when she got her cutie mark and came home, but now there's an applebloom...

Eeyup, orphan. They discreetly touched on it by means of twin shooting stars a couple of times during the Apple Family Reunion / Thanksgiving episode.



also the twin shooting stars, don't mean jack squat to my question about how applebloom happened once aj and bigmal got all growed up.
 
2013-12-21 07:13:59 PM
only option i got left is applebloom's adopted.
 
2013-12-21 07:19:44 PM
/I'm sorry, Flutterhulkinlazor, please don't hurt me.

"there, there, no need to cry...  you just need to find a different place to nap and let your friends light your farts on fire...  that's next season..."
 
2013-12-21 07:32:07 PM

cynicalminion: /I'm sorry, Flutterhulkinlazor, please don't hurt me.

"there, there, no need to cry...  you just need to find a different place to nap and let your friends light your farts on fire...  that's next season..."


cynicalminion: only option i got left is applebloom's adopted.


holy fark, what if aj and bigmal were the only kids before their folks died.

granny smith wouldn't know, and neither aj or bigstud would kick someone out...

i could see this going somewhere. snowflake and fluttershy as scoot's parents, (sorry) but not owning up, (shut up... quite possibly they wouldn't know)   showed how we dunno who their parents are, all guesses welcome...
 
2013-12-21 08:04:21 PM
This is why I keep a distance from the fandom.
 
2013-12-21 08:49:19 PM
So there's a comic book shop in Canterlot that sells enchanted comic books with the ability to literally suck you into them and trap you inside unless you can defeat the villain. I suppose you could even die inside of them, and they sell these books to anyone, even kids. I don't know, maybe someone should look into that?
 
2013-12-21 09:21:57 PM

cynicalminion: Mztlplx: [i750.photobucket.com image 640x680]

context...


Yeah, I'll have to go back and get D-A-Ms original. Only had mine...
 
2013-12-21 09:21:57 PM
So anyway, the next few episodes also sound pretty damn good.

Bats, in which Applejack and Fluttershy fight over the pest extermination practices of Sweet Apple Acres

Rarity Takes Manehattan, in which Rarity gets her fall line stolen and becomes a total biatch to everyone

And, Pinkie Apple Pie, where Pinkie discovers she may be related to the Apple Family.
 
2013-12-21 09:27:50 PM

Hand Banana: So there's a comic book shop in Canterlot that sells enchanted comic books with the ability to literally suck you into them and trap you inside unless you can defeat the villain. I suppose you could even die inside of them, and they sell these books to anyone, even kids. I don't know, maybe someone should look into that?


Probably the same sort of merchant who sold the Alicorn Amulet to Trixie. Magicians get overpowered artifacts, baby dragons get enchanted comics (maybe the comics have failsafes, like a holodeck usually does), merchant shrugs, "they knew what they were getting into, I say let 'em crash!"
 
2013-12-21 09:52:33 PM
Rarity was best pony in this episode. She got a handle on her power very quickly, and everything she made worked brilliantly and was still entirely Rarity.
 
2013-12-21 10:20:05 PM

Twilight Farkle: Hand Banana: So there's a comic book shop in Canterlot that sells enchanted comic books with the ability to literally suck you into them and trap you inside unless you can defeat the villain. I suppose you could even die inside of them, and they sell these books to anyone, even kids. I don't know, maybe someone should look into that?

Probably the same sort of merchant who sold the Alicorn Amulet to Trixie. Magicians get overpowered artifacts, baby dragons get enchanted comics (maybe the comics have failsafes, like a holodeck usually does), merchant shrugs, "they knew what they were getting into, I say let 'em crash!"


Yeah, this sounded more a holodeck kind of thing than a deliberate trap to me. The mane six seemed to really get into it, and thought it was 'awesome' after it was over. It's probably a thing the LARP/gaming stores in Canterlot sell all the time.
 
2013-12-21 10:40:54 PM
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Seconds after entering the book: "Is this... Maretropolis?" we pan out to see lots of background ponies in the street. Somepony else is going to have to go frame-by-frame and average things out to see if they can extract subpixel resolution, and even then, I think only the animators will know for sure.
 
2013-12-21 10:50:22 PM

Sim Tree:
Yeah, this sounded more a holodeck kind of thing than a deliberate trap to me. The mane six seemed to really get into it, and thought it was 'awesome' after it was over. It's probably a thing the LARP/gaming stores in Canterlot sell all the time.


Eeyup. Get you hooked on the story, then you choose your own adventure on the way out.

/sounds like a fun way to spend a few bits, which also ties up that other thread from last Friday
 
2013-12-21 11:15:08 PM

Hand Banana: So there's a comic book shop in Canterlot that sells enchanted comic books with the ability to literally suck you into them and trap you inside unless you can defeat the villain. I suppose you could even die inside of them, and they sell these books to anyone, even kids. I don't know, maybe someone should look into that?


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DON'T READ FROM the you're not paying attention any more...
 
2013-12-21 11:24:15 PM

Forty-Two: Rarity was best pony in this episode. She got a handle on her power very quickly, and everything she made worked brilliantly and was still entirely Rarity.


*ahem*  she harnessed her power quickly and was still pretty much the pink lantern... okay she and rr can fight it out for who's the pinkest lantern...

this goes for everybody else.
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2013-12-22 12:39:34 AM
derpicdn.net

Speaking of long, green, and snakelike, ya gotta love that purple/blue/green/red color scheme as an indicator for villainy.
 
2013-12-22 12:56:06 AM
true, but i also like the idea that celestia's the only one who gave up the connection with the elements.

oh, right, add THAT to the bs list... five elements of harmony are known, only when all six are present can nightmare moon be defeated.  ok.  now discord.  the two of you did what with the six that then turned around and bit you in the ass, AFTER they just helped you beat a bad guy.

so even though we know celestia's got less than nuttin', i wanna see luna clean house on the dark side...
 
2013-12-22 01:29:08 AM

cynicalminion: true, but i also like the idea that celestia's the only one who gave up the connection with the elements.

oh, right, add THAT to the bs list... five elements of harmony are known, only when all six are present can nightmare moon be defeated.  ok.  now discord.  the two of you did what with the six that then turned around and bit you in the ass, AFTER they just helped you beat a bad guy.

so even though we know celestia's got less than nuttin', i wanna see luna clean house on the dark side...


I'm sticking with the tinfoil here. Consider...

The uncensored version of history reads something like this:

Celestia+Luna vs Discord? Knew of all six, had all six (three apiece) used all six.
Celestia vs Luna? Knew of all six, had all six (let's assume Luna wasn't exactly interested in harmony at this point in her character arc), used all six, and there are plenty of bananas on the moon.

1000 years later, however, Twilight's a grad student who doesn't necessarily know Celestia ever had a sister. She's just found a book about the elements of harmony, an imminent catastrophe dating back 1000 years, and has just been told not to bother studying it any further. (Celestia knows damn well what that suggestion's going to prompt Twilight to do...)

Twilight: So, about these elements of harmony?
Trollestia: Gosh, Twilight, only five are known. I haven't a clue what the sixth might be! (It's only been right there on your plot since magic kindergarten, but I'm not telling you that! Tee-hee!)

Two seasons later:

Trollestia: I have every confidence you will succeed, and when you do, you'll get a sweet promotion. Off you go, Twily!
Luna: Seriously?
Trollestia: Eeyup.
Twilight: (Delegates the job to Spike and a wife-flinging brother)
Luna: OK, she's got the leadership thing down. Time to break out the really arcane stuff? *conjures Starswirl's book*
Trollestia: Eeyup.
And thus is set in motion the story arc for Season 3.

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tl;dr: Celestia always knows more about what's going on than she lets her underlings know. You don't win the game by following a walkthrough. You can't self-actualize unless you figure out the big mysteries for yourself. Or maybe she just doesn't like plot spoile-PHRASING!
 
2013-12-22 01:56:50 AM
Twilight Farkle:
Celestia+Luna vs Discord? Knew of all six, had all six (three apiece) used all six.
Celestia vs Luna? Knew of all six, had all six (let's assumeimg.fark.net Luna wasn't exactly interested in harmony at this point in her character arc), used all six, and there are plenty of bananas on the moon.

1000 years later, however, Twilight's a grad student who *CAN'T FIND HER OWN FLANK WITH A GORRAM FLASHLIGHT*doesn't necessarily know Celestia ever had a sister.(BULLSHIAT, unless celestia and luna AREN'T the two pony sisters in the book she's READING FROM) She's just found a book MENTIONING the elements of harmony AND THOSE TWO SISTERS, an imminent catastrophe that's supposed to happen this year, and has just been told to go make friends (which she deliberately doesn't do)

(Princess Sunbutt knows damn well what that suggestion's going to prompt Twilight to do)

different argument.
 
2013-12-22 02:07:12 AM

cynicalminion: Twilight Farkle:
Celestia+Luna vs Discord? Knew of all six, had all six (three apiece) used all six.
Celestia vs Luna? Knew of all six, had all six (let's assume[img.fark.net image 500x295] Luna wasn't exactly interested in harmony at this point in her character arc), used all six, and there are plenty of bananas on the moon.

1000 years later, however, Twilight's a grad student who *CAN'T FIND HER OWN FLANK WITH A GORRAM FLASHLIGHT*doesn't necessarily know Celestia ever had a sister.(BULLSHIAT, unless celestia and luna AREN'T the two pony sisters in the book she's READING FROM) She's just found a book MENTIONING the elements of harmony AND THOSE TWO SISTERS, an imminent catastrophe that's supposed to happen this year, and has just been told to go make friends (which she deliberately doesn't do)

(Princess Sunbutt knows damn well what that suggestion's going to prompt Twilight to do)
different argument.


wait....Ambrose is a brony?  XD
 
2013-12-22 02:15:06 AM

cynicalminion: Twilight's a grad student who *CAN'T FIND HER OWN FLANK WITH A GORRAM FLASHLIGHT*


Objection, redundancy; that's practically the definition of grad students.

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/Objection retracted. Come to think of it, this is also practically the definition of life on the academic or industry career treadmills. (Dear Princess Sunbutt, I didn't learn anything! I knew that all along!)
 
2013-12-22 02:23:38 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: cynicalminion: Twilight Farkle:
Celestia+Luna vs Discord? Knew of all six, had all six (three apiece) used all six.
Celestia vs Luna? Knew of all six, had all six (let's assume[img.fark.net image 500x295] Luna wasn't exactly interested in harmony at this point in her character arc), used all six, and there are plenty of bananas on the moon.

1000 years later, however, Twilight's a grad student who *CAN'T FIND HER OWN FLANK WITH A GORRAM FLASHLIGHT*doesn't necessarily know Celestia ever had a sister.(BULLSHIAT, unless celestia and luna AREN'T the two pony sisters in the book she's READING FROM) She's just found a book MENTIONING the elements of harmony AND THOSE TWO SISTERS, an imminent catastrophe that's supposed to happen this year, and has just been told to go make friends (which she deliberately doesn't do)

(Princess Sunbutt knows damn well what that suggestion's going to prompt Twilight to do)
different argument.

wait....Ambrose is a brony?  XD


i'd ride him...
/NTTAWWT
 
2013-12-22 03:32:00 AM
So I had a few too many of these mirror pond pale ales.

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And somepony reminded me of a song. So I...

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...and everything worked out better than expected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMRnDcN6r3Q

Goodnight everypony!
 
2013-12-22 09:32:17 AM
Last
Mare
Standing
 
2013-12-22 10:49:01 AM
Shooting Star Staple Super Press! ^_^
 
2013-12-22 01:47:29 PM

Captain Steroid: Shooting Star Staple Super Press! ^_^


Sorry, not this week since there was no announcement.

But next week, in GMJ's absence, the checklist will be changed to reflect the newly renamed Global Legendary Pony Championship of the World being defended at Weeners50 by posting Marzipan Mascarpone Meringue Madness!

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2013-12-22 04:11:22 PM
Saw the episode, well done. Flutter-Hulk FTW
 
2013-12-22 06:10:04 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Captain Steroid: Shooting Star Staple Super Press! ^_^

Sorry, not this week since there was no announcement.

But next week, in GMJ's absence, the checklist will be changed to reflect the newly renamed Global Legendary Pony Championship of the World being defended at Weeners50 by posting Marzipan Mascarpone Meringue Madness!

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1, 2, 3 (early!), check.
16, Wilhelm scream during battle, check.
#19, CLOSE ENOUGH!

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#18, Keys to victory this holiday season: Call your cardologist and your endocrinologist before attempting to eat this cake.
#22, Only the animators know for sure.
#23, Check.
 
2013-12-22 07:04:43 PM
Yiff in hell.
 
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