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PEE Poll: Who is your happiest Pony?
Rainbow Dash   -3 (10.7%)
Twilight Sparkle   -5 (17.9%)
Bon-Bon   -3 (10.7%)
celestia   -3 (10.7%)
Queen Luna: Ruler of All Ponies!   -5 (17.9%)
Derpy ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)   -1 (3.6%)
Flutteryshy Sucks!   -4 (14.3%)
Fluttershy   -1 (3.6%)
AppleJack   -3 (10.7%)
Rarity   -0 (0%)
Pinkie Pie   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 28

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« Reply #520 on: 06-27-2012 02:24 »

Hearth's Warming Eve is a state-sponsored public holiday that says (either truthfully or mythologically) that everypony will die a horrible frozen death unless they all act nice towards each other constantly.

You're not the first person to bring this up, and honestly, I don't get it. The three pony races got along disliking each other for quite a long time before the windigos came and brought the blizzards with them. Once the newly-settled land resisted their efforts, it seems to me like they'd either keep moving along or else starve to death.

In short, no one is actually forced to be nice to each other nowadays -- they just are because they've learned they can.

From what you said, Pinkie Pie sounds a bit Stepfordy in that she can't accept the fact of life that not everyone in the world will want to be her friend, and genuinely overcompensates to avoid that fact.

This isn't really disturbing (nor Stepfordy, which is an entirely different thing), but more an indication of the depth most of the characters display. Note a distinct parallel with Rainbow Dash's crippling fear of losing; or Twilight's desire to know most everything possible to know. These are traits that most real people have, and are especially prominent in well-rounded fictional ones.

Her behavior in the referenced episode is also somewhat related to (though nowhere near as intense as) Cutie Mark Failure Insanity Syndrome: a unique condition that results from knowing exactly what your purpose in life is -- represented in symbolic form since as soon as you discovered what you most enjoyed doing -- then finding yourself in a situation where your special talents are completely useless. Each of the primary cast has suffered this at some point, Pinkie Pie most evidently in Party of One.

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« Reply #521 on: 06-27-2012 03:08 »
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I'm not really sure.  Forcing a fake smile on your face no matter how you feel inside is already pretty Stepfordy to me, and then trying to force a fake smile on everyone around you takes it even further, especially if you don't want to accept the reality that not everyone is happy all the time or that not everyone in the world is going to want to be your friend. "EVERYONE AROUND ME MUST BE CHEERFUL AND HAPPY!!! YOU LIKE ME, DON'T YOU!  OF COURSE YOU DO!!! Please don't say you don't..."
 
She's even listed as a Type C on TVtropes.  I have to admit, I don't know too much about the characters, and was only going by what peopel were saying before. 
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« Reply #522 on: 06-27-2012 04:00 »

She's not any type, really. Her smile is not fake and it doesn't cover up anything about her -- she genuinely is happy all the time and gets extremely depressed if the people around her aren't, because if they aren't, she sees that as being her responsibility.
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« Reply #523 on: 06-27-2012 14:33 »
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I'm not sure, Party of One implies there is something underneath that happy, happy smile...

Maybe not to the level of Cupcakes (thank god) but... something is there.  Oui.  Zat is correct.  Madame.   That's my interpretation of her at least, and my interpretations are half fanfiction, anyhow. 
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« Reply #524 on: 06-27-2012 17:09 »
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Perhaps it is an acknowledgement of a deep insecurity that Pinkie has insomuch as that she'd irrationally jump to the conclusion that her friends had just gone off her - a clearly deeply upsetting scenario for her.

I kind of felt that too much onus was put on the "today I learnt the importance of not going crazy psycho paranoid when friends try to hide something from me" moral, when I felt that something should have been said for not really handling the situation very well, thereby making Pinkie go crazy psycho paranoid in the first place element. The "She'll understand in the end and all will be well" seemed to genuinely work, but won't always work in the real world. If you knowingly risk touching upon a friend's insecurity, do so carefully, try not to slam their head in the doorway, as it were...
Well that's what I would have put in as the episode's message.
And a reference to Russia no doubt.

Reminds me of my reaction to the Ticketmaster. I thought "okay, we can teach kids to think logically here: Pinkie wants to be the one to go because she really likes parties and the Grand Galloping Gala is the best in the land...hmm... Rarity wants to flirt with a class of Pony that's too high up to exist in Ponyville...umm... Rainbow Dash wants to meet her lifelong heroes...yeah...Fluttershy clearly is at her most comfortable when with animals, and this is her one chance to meet some really exotic ones...that's quite good... Applejack wants to provide for her family and help stimulate the town's economy... DING-DING-DING-DING-DING-DING!!!"
Only ever one option (maybe two, with Fluttershy). Or just ask the Princess for more tickets "Oh did I not mention you could do that, Twilight? Trolololol!"

But, wel... tongue
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« Reply #525 on: 06-28-2012 13:39 »

Though Twilight's failure to even consider the option of asking for more could be seen as a symptom of her general inability to gauge the Princess' likely response to a given situation, la A Bird in the Hoof and Lesson Zero.

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« Reply #526 on: 07-01-2012 00:32 »
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If you knowingly risk touching upon a friend's insecurity, do so carefully, try not to slam their head in the doorway, as it were...

If Pinkie has one flaw, it's that she doesn't consider herself -- she's all about making other ponies happy. As elaborated upon by her autobiographical musical, the only thing she desires is to cheer up others. Losing that, she felt as though she had nothing, to the extent of driving herself into self-denial and creating inanimate friends (which is a childlike thing to do, not necessarily a symptom of insanity).

In my opinion, her friends did nothing wrong in hiding the party from her. Pinkie Pie is the one who needed to learn that you need to be charitable; not only to your friends, but also to yourself.

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Only ever one option (maybe two, with Fluttershy). Or just ask the Princess for more tickets "Oh did I not mention you could do that, Twilight? Trolololol!"

Twilight was new to the whole "having friends" thing, and didn't want to hurt anybody. Admittedly, if I were her, I would have asked for more tickets, perhaps holding the "saved all of Equestria and freed your sister" card in reserve. smile
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« Reply #527 on: 07-03-2012 07:24 »

Didn't want to succumb and post in here >< But I just discovered something and wasn't sure if it was old news but you guys are worded up enough I'm sure.
'Lauren Faust "hides"/(recreates) the Power Puff Girls in the shows she's done since PPG - in MLP it's the Cutiemark Crusaders.'

To also jump in the existing conversation here (I'm here so why not - although don't expect worlds of knowledge as I've only seen each episode once with the exception of Hurricane Fluttershy cause HF is best episode ~ yay!)

Each of the ponies have breakdowns when their 'gift/element' come under threat.
Out of all of them I found Twilights was the freakiest, PinkiePies was imminent (and for some reason I found hilarious) and Fluttershys was the most unexpected and shocking.
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« Reply #528 on: 07-03-2012 08:14 »

I'm not sure, Party of One implies there is something underneath that happy, happy smile...

Maybe not to the level of Cupcakes (thank god) but... something is there.  Oui.  Zat is correct.  Madame.   That's my interpretation of her at least, and my interpretations are half fanfiction, anyhow. 

It's the innate desire to overcome loneliness no matter the cost; it's not so much as fulfilling selfless desires vis--vis altruism, but more sinisterly a selfish response pertaining to the misanthropic visage of the self to the individual.  Probably a self-constricting recursive loop concerning the ego re-uptake pathway.  In reality, the cupcakes scenario is probably easily applicable to the conditioning of the psyche, since there's very little discernible difference in application between the act of creating imaginary machinations and murdering your loved ones so that they'll never leave you.  This sort of behavior also further extends itself to the culmination of acquiring self-identity by adapting and assimilating the identities of others using metaphorical and literal means whenever comfortable to the mind; this is especially dangerous when the patient is prone to self-conflicting bouts between actual reality and perceived reality subverting an abstraction of what constitutes reality for the imaginary.  This sort of profile is also quite susceptible to the throws of emotional jumping between extremes when applicable, from ecstacy, to hysteria, anger, and culminating in extreme paranoia and jealousy dependent upon the emotional cycles of the individual.  Evidence seems to suggest that such cycles will be erratic in nature, but tend to accelerate over time creating shorter, smaller, and ever increasingly explosive loops.
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« Reply #529 on: 07-03-2012 12:58 »


  :Blinks:   Magic, got it.


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« Reply #530 on: 07-03-2012 19:31 »

I watched the first episode of this show the other day. Don't get why people like it so much. I've see kids shows much better than this, mostly the stuff in the early 90's.
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« Reply #531 on: 07-03-2012 20:27 »

People have told me it gets better after episode 1, but I can't be bothered watching it.
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« Reply #532 on: 07-03-2012 20:43 »

I just watched episode 1 as well and like the two previous posts it wasn't love at first site. I do however see potential with more than a few good characters, a beautiful and addictive art style and supposed sci fi elements in future episodes. The humor is a little hit or miss due to it being written mostly for youngsters, but it's funnier than I expected, gonna give it another try.
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« Reply #533 on: 07-04-2012 04:09 »


   I watched the first episode of this show the other day. Don't get why people like it so much. I've see kids shows much better than this, mostly the stuff in the early 90's.


I think that's the point. Its not that the show compares well with the all-time greats, its that it compares so well with much of the children's cartoons from recent years.



While I have no particular issues with the early episodes I gather that a lot of fans think the show really hits its stride in the middle third of the season.

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« Reply #534 on: 07-05-2012 03:18 »

Brb.  Busy drawing humanized yaoi of Braeburn and Shining Armor.

Why must I destroy everything beautiful?  Oh well. 
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« Reply #535 on: 07-05-2012 17:12 »

Cherry Bomb

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Had me in stitches laff
Originally found out the new episode because I just so happened to be looking at that Russian version of Pinkie's Brew again and one of the comments was "So I see you helped out in the new episode..."
*eventual gleeful scream*  big grin

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If Pinkie has one flaw, it's that she doesn't consider herself -- she's all about making other ponies happy. As elaborated upon by her autobiographical musical, the only thing she desires is to cheer up others. Losing that, she felt as though she had nothing, to the extent of driving herself into self-denial and creating inanimate friends (which is a childlike thing to do, not necessarily a symptom of insanity).

In my opinion, her friends did nothing wrong in hiding the party from her. Pinkie Pie is the one who needed to learn that you need to be charitable; not only to your friends, but also to yourself.
True that were okay to hide it from her, but the situation did get a little out of hand. Although basically I agree with you.

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Twilight was new to the whole "having friends" thing, and didn't want to hurt anybody. Admittedly, if I were her, I would have asked for more tickets, perhaps holding the "saved all of Equestria and freed your sister" card in reserve. smile
Oh I get that. Though another benefit is that now the community had a basis for Trollestia which is one of the more amusing parody themes arising from the show.  tongue

@hobbitboy:
Yeah I'd have to say that I tried to watch the first few episodes first then kinda failed, but came back a while later and almost watched them backwards. That approach definitely worked for me.
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« Reply #536 on: 07-09-2012 00:54 »

I saw a Pinkie Pie on sale at the London Comic Con.  She's my second favourite pony after Rarity (sometimes tying with Fluttershy), so I baught her, even though I wanted Rarity.  I found the last Rarity tucked away on another stall though!  I was tempted to buy their Fluttershy too, but I'm trying not to go crazy.   I have soo much stuff like that, I need to get rid of some of it.
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« Reply #537 on: 07-11-2012 10:55 »
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I just watched episode 1 as well and like the two previous posts it wasn't love at first site. I do however see potential with more than a few good characters, a beautiful and addictive art style and supposed sci fi elements in future episodes. The humor is a little hit or miss due to it being written mostly for youngsters, but it's funnier than I expected, gonna give it another try.

If you do, pick something like "Bridle Gossip", "Swarm of the Century" or "Sonic Rainboom".. they are good examples of what the show is like.

Or, alternatively, episodes like "Party of One" (mental breakdown) and "It's About Time" (epic sci-fi) are good examples of how the show can throw a real curveball and be absolutely nothing like you'd expect it to be.

I made a playlist of ponies for a friend, it had the following episodes in it:

- Bridle Gossip
- Swarm of the Century
- Suited for Success
- Sonic Rainboom
- Party of One
- Lesson Zero
- It's About Time

Those seven are a pretty good selection of the show at its best, if you're willing to give the show a couple of hours to prove itself. smile

And that list leaves out a massive amount of the fan-favourite episodes, so I'm not just cherry-picking the only good ones there, there are probably about 20 episodes that I'd classify as "extremely good", with the others mostly being average/good. There are only about 4-5 eps out of 52 that haven't interested me enough to re-watch them, which for me is quite close to the original run of Futurama.

The pilot episode is one of the weaker ones, it serves as a character introduction and background story more than anything else.. if you're fine with just picking up that Twilight is the smart one, Rarity is the artist, Fluttershy cares for animals etc. along the way then it isn't required viewing, in the same way that you don't have to watch the Futurama pilot to understand that Fry isn't from the future.

Finally, video from Bronycon, quite brilliant since it's like a pony rave.. with Tara Strong dancing on the left of the stage and John DeLancie appearing at the end. Can't wait for the Bronycon documentary to arrive. big grin
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« Reply #538 on: 07-11-2012 19:34 »

Art of the Dress is what turned Rarity into my favourite pony.  Sorry, Pinkie Pie.
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« Reply #539 on: 07-11-2012 20:21 »

...Rarity into my favourite pony.  Sorry, Pinkie Pie.

Those are weird ways to spell Fluttershy.
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« Reply #540 on: 07-11-2012 23:26 »

Forget you! Applejack is best pony! Commander Shepard agrees with me!

Well, admittedly, Male!Shep agrees with me, but I always play Fem!Shep. I think Jennifer Hale was due at one of these conventions. That's another voice I'd love to hear on the show.

Aynho yes, that video's bloody awesome... kind of think I do miss out on things like those, not being in America. *sigh*
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« Reply #541 on: 07-12-2012 03:38 »

...Rarity into my favourite pony.  Sorry, Pinkie Pie.
ssion on everyone's faces.

Those are weird ways to spell Fluttershy.


I've actually heard that joke three times today, twice for Pinkie Pie.  

I feel tempted to say Twist is my best pony, just to see the expre

I have to admit, before I watched Suited for Success, my favourite pony was a tossup between Pinkie and Fluttershy.
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« Reply #542 on: 07-12-2012 12:24 »
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Art of the Dress is what turned Rarity into my favourite pony.  Sorry, Pinkie Pie.

Same here, and she stayed best pony because she has the best voice actress. Twilight Sparkle close second, though. smile
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« Reply #543 on: 07-12-2012 14:53 »


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« Reply #544 on: 07-12-2012 15:28 »

Art of the Dress is what turned Rarity into my favourite pony.  Sorry, Pinkie Pie.


Same here, and she stayed best pony because she has the best voice actress. Twilight Sparkle close second, though. smile


I really wish she'd wear her glasses more.  They suit her so much.  I really love how instead of just making her a shopaholic, they have her as an artist who makes and designs her own clothing, rather then simply buying and slavishly following the latest trends.  So she's pretty much the "arty" one. 

I think one thing I really like about this show, is that they doesn't do the whole "tomboys rule, girly girls drool" angle that I've seen done in a LOT of shows recently, especially shows and books written by and for females.  It's even in Harry Potter (though fairly minor) where the blue stocking girls and tomboys are presented as heroines, and for the most part girly girls are vacuous, giggling idiots. So I like that the show has both tomboys and girly girls, without presenting one or the other as better.
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« Reply #545 on: 07-13-2012 23:18 »

Spoiler Pony Warning: Massive Pony Spoilers With Ponies!

Twilight Sparkle is best pony now. But Rarity is also best pony... I'm so confused!
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« Reply #546 on: 07-14-2012 11:46 »

I've seen from the description of a few recent youtube clips that an air date for season three is 'confirmed'. Is this true or are some people just reading too much into the "you'll find out more next month" quote from comic-con?

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« Reply #547 on: 07-14-2012 12:23 »

Art of the Dress is what turned Rarity into my favourite pony.  Sorry, Pinkie Pie.


Same here, and she stayed best pony because she has the best voice actress. Twilight Sparkle close second, though. smile


I really wish she'd wear her glasses more.  They suit her so much.  I really love how instead of just making her a shopaholic, they have her as an artist who makes and designs her own clothing, rather then simply buying and slavishly following the latest trends.  So she's pretty much the "arty" one.  

I think one thing I really like about this show, is that they doesn't do the whole "tomboys rule, girly girls drool" angle that I've seen done in a LOT of shows recently, especially shows and books written by and for females.  It's even in Harry Potter (though fairly minor) where the blue stocking girls and tomboys are presented as heroines, and for the most part girly girls are vacuous, giggling idiots. So I like that the show has both tomboys and girly girls, without presenting one or the other as better.

That fits rather neatly into my own pet theory about why the show is so popular with men of around my age. It's not gone for the cheap option of pandering to male sexual fantasies or to the tiny demographic that loved Sex in the City (which apparently wants a bunch of neofeminist nitwits who hate men who aren't boorish thugs, spend all their money on shopping and have "perfect" marriages to interchangeable erics; misandry is magic!).

Instead the main cast are all women with attractive personalities that men find genuinely interesting (and, for balance, that other women would love to spend time with as well). Men get plenty of eyecandy in visual media, lots of pandering too as I'm sure everyone has noticed, with scads of the audio-visual equivalent of a sugary snack aimed at the testes and cerebellum but we almost never get entertainment populated by female characters that we'd actually want to get to know and spend time with. It's nice to have something where the female protagonists aren't all walking sex dolls or violent buttwipes. Even if it is a show about talking ponies.

...

So yeah, there's that. And if I'm the first to have voiced this idea I'll be incredibly surprised.

Either that or it's a harem fantasy with Spike, or possibly Big Mac, as the viewer avatar.
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« Reply #548 on: 07-14-2012 21:27 »

^ Yeah, I agree, it's all about their personalities.

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« Reply #549 on: 07-14-2012 21:30 »

And yet they're in a raster format! :O
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« Reply #550 on: 07-15-2012 00:08 »

@Zmithy: Ah yes, the "Dat Plot" explanation wink

Otherwise I completely agree with Archo.
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« Reply #551 on: 07-15-2012 04:20 »

Yes, now I remember why Rarity is definitely best pony. love
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« Reply #552 on: 07-15-2012 13:49 »

One of the things that I noticed about the show right from the earliest episodes was how much prominence they gave to the colour purple. Its not one that I would have normally associated with the phrase 'brightly colored ponies'. I wonder if there was some specific colour theory underlying its use.

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« Reply #553 on: 07-15-2012 13:52 »

Contrast, and it appeals to princess-obsessed girls without being dayglo pink.

Ahem


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« Reply #554 on: 07-18-2012 16:54 »

I know, i love Rarity so frickin' much!

Ahem.  I just watched A Friend In Deed, and while I don't hate the episode (even though I keep thinking i should, considering what it did to Pinkie Pie's personality), it really annoyed me how much it took all of Pinkie Pie's best qualities and made them into negative ones: the episode made her seem like a selfish, overbearing, obsessive stalker.  I know this is not her at all, but the way the episode was written didn't make it seem like Pinkie was trying to befriend Cranky out of genuine kindness/desire to make him happy, but simply because her ego couldn't handle someone not liking her, and that everyone had to be part of her little friend "collection" so she could feel good.   Even when she destroyed his precious book, the way the writing handled it made it seem that Pinkie didn't really give a shit about destroying something he obviously loved, it was all about her: how this was going to make it harder for him to like her and that made her upset, rather then remorse for destroying his property or something he clearly treasured.  The episode reminded me Homer's Enemy, and not in a good way.  

It didn't help that the execution really ruined the aesop it was trying to prove: instead of being about respecting people's wishes and space and not to be so aggressive in trying to befriend someone, instead it came across as: pester and harass someone enough and show no regard for their property or wishes, and they will eventually want to befriend you.  I know the happy ending was needed, but it did end up breaking the aesop thoroughly.   The fact that the character who was derailed into being so unlikable was my 2nd favourite pony meant this episode annoyed me even more.
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« Reply #555 on: 07-18-2012 17:24 »

With Pinkie there is no such thing as canon so the episode can be safely ignored. Or just assume that she was temporarily replaced with a robot controlled by Discord. Now imagine Pinkie Pie voiced by John DeLancie.

Well, I feel better. How about you?
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« Reply #556 on: 07-18-2012 17:27 »
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A little...

Yes.  Muffins.

I'll have to apply the same logic to May the Best Pet Win, since Rainbow Dash is a complete arsehole in that episode.  Why did anyone want to be her pet again, considering how shittily she treated all her potential pets?  Why didn't she adopt the falcon in the end?  He wanted to be her pet too, and gave it his all to win, so Rainbow Dash's little sermon about Always Trying Your Best and Having a Strong Heart applied to him too, and he looked so sad when she turned him down.  There was no rule that said she had to have just one pet, after all.  I think it would have sent out a much nicer message, even though the whole message seems to be about doggedly pursuing the right to be friends with someone who treats you like an object, craps all over your feelings and puts you in mortal danger (considering several of the animals almost got eaten/shredded by thorns.)   This episode doesn't bother me so much, since Rainbow Dash is probably my least favourite pony, so it doesn't annoy me that they made her so completely unlikable in this episode.  At least in the "Rarity is an asshole episode" (Sonic Rainboom) she felt terrible about the way she treated RD, and learned a lesson.   I like episodes that have the characters coming to terms with their flaws and learning from them, but not where no one calls them on their bad behavior, or worse, it is presented as them being in the right.  

What I like about Rarity is that she's not naturally an angel, she can be incredibly selfish and unkind without meaning too, but she will usually try to overcome her nasty side (such as swallowing her pride and cheering Fluttershy on in Green isn't your Colour).   In some ways, she's actually the kindest member of the team, since she isn't naturally a selfless person, but actually makes a conscious effort to be kind and generous, even when it's the complete opposite of what's in her best interests.
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« Reply #557 on: 07-20-2012 00:05 »

Rarity's a bit vain but by no means shallow, in my opinion...if that makes any sense?
But I mean that in a good way; she is probably one of the most in-depth characters, and I do really like her.

So basically I agree fully with what you've said...although I give MtBPW's logic a little credit. I guess there is something to be learned from the Falcon's chivalry and decorum in accepting his defeat so gracefully, pre-empting Twilight's statement that I've always taken to have been "but surely the Falcon...as well...?"

As an aside, am I alone in thinking that the idea to ultimately overcome "Tank"'s mobility deficiency in a playtime environment by fitting him with swirling, whirling blades of death what's-the-worst-thing-that-could-happen??? a particularly Rainbow Dash solution?
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« Reply #558 on: 07-20-2012 01:37 »

But...but he has goggles...



Look at how cute he is!

But seriously I don't like Rainbow Dash but episodes like that make me absolutely loath her. I've said this before but I never feel like she learns anything. She just goes from episode to episode acting like a douche. Sometimes she has a peak of niceness and I get that she doesn't have to be over-friendly but if she isn't at least kind on some level than why should I bother even liking her?
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« Reply #559 on: 07-20-2012 01:44 »
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Rarity is a bit vain, and sometimes she is rather shallow, but that's part of her charm, as well as a good source of her humour.  

So, I'm not alone in thinking RD acted like a complete douche in this episode?  This episode really really made me loathe her.  She really didn't deserve Tank or the falcon for pets.  I have to admit, it really bothers me that Rarity gets bashed so much for her perceived lack of generosity, when RD's personality contrasts with her element so much more. I can't believe Fluttershy (she may be shy, but mistreating animals is one of the few ways to genuinely piss her off) or anyone else didn't call Rainbow Dash for her nasty treatment of the animals.  i would day RD was much more of a snob in this episode then Rarity has ever been.  She treated all those animals like dirt. It bothers me how much Rarity gets bashed in the fandom for traits that are ignored or celebrated in RD.

I'm also glad that they are doing storylines about the CMC that don't revolve around their cutie marks.  Their singleminded obsession with pony tramp stamps gets old fast, and as other people have pointed out, are only going to end in one way.  I don't mind the characters (although I have a soft spot for Sweetie Belle, I can give or take the other two) but the become pretty annoying when they are running around chirping how they don't mind a crappy cutie mark, as long as they get one.  They work much better when they are doing other things and developing their interests and talents for themselves, rather then for the sake of getting cutie marks.  This kind of behaviour is annoying in real life (like when you see people who only seem interested in finding boyfriends/girlfriends, and everything they do is just a singleminded crusade to score with the opposite sex regardless of quality).

I will have to watch more RD episodes though, but I'll have toa gree with you spacedial, RD is one of the ponies who never seems to learn her lessons, unlike the others.
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