This is certainly feedbag for thought. I was trying to piece it together almost entirely from the responses in this thread, and Xanfor does has the advantage of having seen more than one episode, so I'm rather pleased that my conclusion was not entirely disagreeable. Xanfor's the Thomas Equinas on the subject, obviously, but I'm feeling very satisfied!
I found out the episode name, too! 'Applebuck Season'. I am going to study it, extensively and tirelessly, until I am the world's foremost expert on 'Applebuck Season'. After that, acquisition of supreme knowledge is merely a matter of applying what I've learned about 'Applebuck Season' to other subjects creatively enough! It's a mere stone's throw away!
That picture makes no sense. Ponies don't use paper currency.
Also, do sugarlumps (as depicted in this picture) exist in the The My Little Pony Universe universe? If they've avoided or bypassed paper and polymer currencies, I would like to imagine that they would be enlightened enough to avoid refined white sugars except when absolutely necessary.
I want to shower you with sugar lumps, and send you to the horse... dentist.
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Also, do sugarlumps (as depicted in this picture) exist in the The My Little Pony Universe universe?
It seems to me that they probably exist, likely as a form of candy. I consider it unlikely they are the equivalent of any form of drug (except possibly caffeine), although salt does appear to be the analogue of alcohol.
edit: Rarity is best pony.
Spoilers for John de Lancie's, Lauren Faust's, and Tara Strong's
Tastes Like Fry
That clip was an awesome clip. I haven't yet seen the documentary, but look forward to good internet to download it when I move.
Speaking of downloading - I finally got to see Spike at your Service as well as Keep Calm and Flutter On. Both were brilliant.
Here's "Keep Calm and Flutter On" summed up:
Wonder why Celestia's gathering allies? Is she anticipating something?
The Lunar Republic shall prevail!
Yeah, sure. Whatdya gonna do, establish a moon colony? With blackjack, and hookers?
As long as Cadance doesn't rule any empire. The fact that Spike helped save her kingdom and she actually snubs him by inviting the rest of the cast to the Empire but not him makes me hope her empire is one of the first to fall.
Stupid airhead flying bimbo.
Yeah, according to official material (and by official I mean on the back of toy sets), she rules the Crystal Empire with Prince Shining Armor.
I think she forgot to invite Spike because forgetting to invite some ponies runs in the family, or maybe the master of games abhors dragons or something. Or she was never really impersonated by Queen Chrysalis and was truly a bitch at heart.
I still think it's an extremely rude thing to do, considering they would all be King Sombra's bottom bitches if it wasn't for Spike. Maybe being made to watch Sombra make a stallion out of Shining Armour will teach her some manners!
Ah, it's so refreshing to see you talk about manners with the Countess being your avatar.
The Countess is always a lady, even when discussing homosexual unicorn surprise sex.
"Surprise sex"? You mean rape?
I stopped watching MLP when I stopped living with my sister for the most part. So umm... I guess thanks for the spoiler warning.
I'm actually expecting an epic twist too...though I'm not demanding one. In other words I think the startling plot point will not extend beyond the episode - or maybe it will. It would change the show quite a bit - and force me to significantly alter my ongoing fanfic - but I don't think it will ruin anything. Would be interested to see where they go with it.
Thing is there still so little known about the finale. This is, as far as I know, all that we know:
Title: Magical Mystery Cure Synopsis: When Twilight casts a spell that switches the Cutie Marks and destinies, the only way to reverse the spell is by writing her own magic. Oh and she becomes a Princess/Alicorn. So, what? A) She is made a Princess then casts a spell that basically buggers everything up forcing her to have to solve it by writing her own magic. Maybe then she thinks that she is happier without the pressure of being too powerful and buggering things up and "abdicates", returning everything to normal. B) Or she casts a spell that buggers everything up, turning her into a Princess, forcing her to reverse it by writing her own magic, returning everything to normal C) She casts a spell that basically buggers everything up, forcing her to have to solive by writing her own magic, and then Celestia says "well done, now we make you a Princess". Without trying to sound too much of a fanwanker, I'd imagine being able to write your own magic is quite a big thing for a unicorn to achieve, and could just as well be the "next step" that was alluded to in the first episode. Maybe that mysterious book is to be her first Book of Spells?. Maybe her destiny is not to be a Princess but to be one of the most powerful unicorns in Equestrian history. I actually think the show's run seems more geared towards that. I also think its a more useful moral lesson - yes, every little girl (the *actual* target audience) wants to be a Princess, and Twilight gets to live that dream for a while, but ultimately she realises/decides her actual destiny as a mage (or something, I don't know) is achieved through continuing her dedication and hard work. Oh and staying with her friends. But in the meantime, maybe Twilicorn only gets 15 minutes of screen time...matters not; new line of toys for Hasbro!!! So I'm erring towards something akin to option B. Or perhaps I'm reading too much into this...
That new line of toys you're talking about. It already exists.
Annoyed about the delay. I wanted to watch ponies dammit.
Prolly 'cause of Super Bowl Weekend. At least it makes the season feel longer, despite only being half the size of the last two...
At least they retained the flash design of the cutie marks...
It's nothing against you. I've always had a dissenting opinion when it came to fan art. Your art style is great, and you do an awesome job. I highly respect artists for their patience and talent. And I cause a ruckus years ago on the shipping thread, but I really don't like fanart that portrays Fry and Leela as goths or Fry making out with his own head. It's not like that in the show at all. Same thing goes for "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". I love the show and love most fan response to it, but I hate whenever their is a focus on sexuality. MLP:FiM is one of the few shows, "girl"-targeted shows at that, which really do not include any type of romantic relationships. It's very refreshing to me that a children's show doesn't focus on crushes. Childhood isn't about trying the relationship market, and My Little Pony empathizes that. I must also add that MLP:FiM sets itself apart from other renditions of the My Little Pony series by not being a lesbian covenant. So, you can make what you want out of that.
THEY'RE THROWING PANDAS AT US!
Golly, just had to hover the mouse over the link and see the news come up in the address bar.
AS LONG AS THE SHOW IS NOT RUINEDED!!!!1
Just like it was at the start of season 2!
Everyone was convinced it would suck until it didn't.