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  1. silvermoon15000
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    Hello everypony, I am here with a review of the mid season finale of season 7, "The Perfect Pear." So this episode was a tear jerker for me, I am still emotional about it. I thought this was going to be something with AJ but it was about her parents, and unlike every other love episodes this one didn't have any cringe in it just pure love. I expected some Romeo and Juliet at first, which is obviously a reference, except they didn't die at the end of the episode (kinda wish we could've found out about how they died though but you know Y7 isn't meant for death.) It was nice seeing the mayor and one of the Cakes but I was too focused on the story to really care. They really ended this on a sad note, with Grandpear leaving his daughter and only coming back years after her death, (my theory is when he had found out about her death he didn't go to her funeral because he was still mad) anyways I loved the song and the pear and apple tree at the end hit me hard too, I had so many goosebumps and tears that I had to pause every now and then. I give hasbro props for making cry again, the first being the luna and tantabus episode. I am still left with questions though and I wonder if we will ever get an answer to them. I did enjoy how they would be a little sad when asking about their parents and even when Big Mac asked if his dad's best friend could tell them more sometime showing some emotion. This is definitely a 10/10 for me just because there was so much emotion and storytelling and we learned so much about the apple and pear family. My biggest issue was the foals talking like adults but that was minor to me even then. Anyways that is my review sorry if it is just thrown about but you know first review so yeah, anyways this is Silvermoon signing off...PEACE OUT!

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    me art of my ponysona Aria

    first and second are done by chaosprincess

     

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    Here are some pictures of her adopted filly Kohana and her special somepony

    Kohana designed and sketched out by me I will digitally coloring her once i get the chance

    The other one is from pony maker which belongs to general zoi but Kohana's desigh belongs to me

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    And he is drawn by Prophet

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  2. Welcome Bronies,

     

    I have finished my latest chapter.

    Enjoy it and comment if you please.

    So in this chapter we actuall see a little bit of Scootaloo's backstory and that her foster parent do like her.

    Without further redo,
    Enjoy just for a few days.
    And If you want to, try out my story in the first place., it could surprise you.

    A loving family,

  3. Melodrama is one of My Little Pony's foundational blocks. So many of the most emotionally affecting episodes of the show are melodramatic in nature, from "The Last Roundup" to "Hurricane Fluttershy" to "Wonderbolts Academy." But starting in season 5, the show's most dramatic episodes have become increasingly grand and pretentious in nature. Even the most naturalistic episodes of this time, "Amending Fences" and "The Mane Attraction," strained to have a greater point and to reflect the show at large, and then there are episodes like "A Royal Problem": tense, overstuffed, high-stakes stories which bear more resemblance to the two-parters than to the melodrama episodes of old. 

    Until now, the only episode like "Hurricane Fluttershy" in the past few seasons was "The Fault in Our Cutie Marks," that adorable, genuinely moving highlight of season 6. While "The Perfect Pear" has baggage which prevents it from reaching that level, it's every bit as emotionally effective in its own melodramatic, gooey way. It avoids any tough questions and builds on elements which the show never properly established, but goddamit, I wish the show were always this sweet and emotional and adorable. If "A Flurry of Emotions" represents half of what the show has been missing in recent years, "The Perfect Pear" represents the other half.



    When Apple Bloom brings home some pear jam for breakfast, Applejack and Big Mac immediately seek to hide it due to the longstanding feud between the Apple and Pear families. After some discussion, they then set out to ask Goldie Delicious, the Apple family historian, about the cause of the apple feud, and in the process learn a little about their parents, an Apple and a Pear who fell in love despite their family differences. Curious, they then seek out other family friends to learn the rest of their parents' story.

    The obvious question is whether this episode actually reveals why the Apple parents have been absent for the entire show. Unfortunately, "The Perfect Pear" never answers that question, and somewhat distractingly attempts to derive a emotional power from the parents' absence in spite of this. The dialogue softly implies that the parents might be deceased, but the show continues to be too cowardly to explicitly reveal that, and exactly when and how the Apple parents died is unclear. The way Applejack & co. talk makes me think even they don't know what happened to their parents, but again, the episode refuses to explicitly state that despite gaining a lot of its emotional power from the suggestion. Am I overestimating how much little kids can handle this? Death is a fact of life; would it not be nice for this show to try helping its target demographic with that?

    It's also distracting that this is yet another season 7 episode which attempts to derive emotion from something which was never established. Learning about their parents seems to mean a lot to the Apple kids, but exactly what is left up to guess work, because it's not even clear if they ever knew their parents, let alone for how long or in what capacity. Thankfully, the simple fact of the parents' absence is enough to carry many of the emotional beats, and a lot of this is down to the strength of the dialogue and performances. Nearly every character in the framing story speaks with evocative tones of affection and wistfulness, and the Apples add a slight hint of melancholy as well. I usually don't emphasize the quality of the acting, as this show always excels in that regard, but the comparatively muted and nuanced performances here add a lot to the episode's emotional power.

    The flashback structure of the episode is entertaining in its own right, as it allows the show to deepen secondary characters and make its world feel more lived in. Most of the ponies the Apples talk to are new to this episode, but even these new faces expand the show's world, and we also get to learn a little more about Mrs. Cake as well. Mayor Mare also appears, and her part of the story makes her feel slightly more integrated into the show, but it doesn't reveal much about her. It's also just nice to finally know who Applejack's parents were, even if we still don't know much about why they're not around and may very well never know.

    A lot of the episode's emotional beats are found in the main story between the Apple parents, namely their father Bright Mac and their mother Pear Butter. This story ultimately comes down to a much happier version of Romeo & Juliet, but the characters are deeply charming and their plight is easy to sympathise with. The flashback story has an abbreviated structure, and by necessity it jumps from beat to beat, but that just enhances its emotional pull. Both parents are only lightly characterized, but they're distinctive enough, and the flashback structure gives the spotlight to their situations. We see how heartfelt their love is, and we see how they're both torn between love and family. Pear Butter's ultimate choice to stay with the Apples is clearly a difficult one, and that's exactly what makes it so heart-wrenching.

    And it's just so sweet. The episode's structure carries that wistful tone from the performances, only showing us major highlights of Bright Mac and Pear Butter's romance, and while it's cliched and cheesy, I'm just a sucker for this kind of stuff, and it's structured perfectly here. We see a few small moments where they're starting to get together, then a song abbreviates their growing relationship, and then one small gesture represents its peak right before Pear Butter's father, Grand Pear, announces his intention to move to Vanhoover. It makes for a very mushy story, to be sure, but it's also an effective one, and I'm not gonna lie, I cried at the end. It's also enhanced by the framing story, which is triggered by Grand Pear returning to Ponyville to sell his wares and ends with him visiting Sweet Apple Acres to make amends. I can't discern an explicit moral from any of this, but it's all just so emotional!

    "The Perfect Pear" is irresistible on a level with some of the show's best episodes. It suffers from vagueness in certain areas, and I wish it had answered more questions about the Apple parents, but what we've got is adorable, moving, and surprisingly deep between the lines. The best moments here are small ones which only enhance the subtle melancholy of the framing story, and there's a powerful message about moving on after tragedy if you're willing to read that much into it. I still wish this episode based its emotions on something more tangible, and its refusal to address what happened to Applejack's parents feels cowardly, but even as is, this is easily one of the best this season and is an absolute delight from start to finish. We just don't get episodes like this that often anymore.

    Score:
    Entertainment: 10/10
    Characters: 9/10
    Themes: 6/10
    Story: 7/10
    Overall: 83/100
     
    You can find more like this at my offsite blog
  4. This blog is going to have pictures of my ponysonas Laurel and Chaos both my ponysonas have twinkle eyes which means they have gems for eyes Laurel has brown twinkle eyes and Chaos has red and gold twinkle eyes in which her right eye is gold and her left eye is red Laurel's pictures will be posted first and Chaos's pictures will be below her.

    First picture of Laurel drawn by PrincessOfCompassion

    Second picture of Laurel drawn by Prophet

    First picture of Chaos drawn by PrincessOfCompassion

     

     

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  5. From now on I will just review the episodes when I feel like it. But I still want too review all season seven episodes. I might do a review of The Perfect Pear on Thursday since I think it's getting released in Austrailia on Wednsday and I will just watch it online. I think for Hanazuki I will just do a review of the first part of season one then a review for the second part. So episodes 1-14 and then 15-28. Anyways I will start doing reviews again soon. I also want too actually finish a few fan fictions I wanted too write this summer, and still learn how too draw. But thats all I have planned for now.

  6. You know...no one ever told me how to make friends. I just kind of figured it out my way through trial-and-error. I was given some tips, but none of them seemed to be that helpful. So I thought today I'd make a simple guide, from what I've learned, on how to do it.

    I know this blog is probably going to get sandwiched between some game review and mlp episode analysis, so this is kind of weird to write. But I do think some people on here care enough to read this so...heck, why not. It may be personal but it's worth showing others, right?

    Alright, so here's the bottom line with friendship. It has to be genuine, and you have to want it for the right reasons. You should NOT want to be friends because you're lonely - otherwise, it becomes all about you. If you are a guy with a fishing rod, trying to catch a fish in the pond so you can be friends with it...then you're doing it wrong! Friendship is NOT about your needs, it's about what you can give! And what you can give will absolutely be offered right back to you if you do it right. It becomes a give-and-receive kind of thing, and that's what fosters a healthy relationship...one of mutually shared interest, one where no one is leaning on the other, but rather, are holding each other up.

    Being authentic is absolutely essential to fostering a friendship. Some people have told me that to get people to like me I should think of something to compliment them on. No! Don't do this. This is bad step to make in trying to make a bond with someone because it is indubitably insincere. You should not have to think of something to compliment them on. You are not an actor. You should not memorize any kind of script to get the other person to like you, because if you are, it's not coming from the heart. First and foremost, if you want to be friends with this person in the first place...you should want it to because something about them genuinely is desirable to you. They have a quality or talent that you sincerely admire, and you should be free in your mind to compliment them on that. After all, that quality or talent they have is something you desire for yourself, so why should that praise come from anywhere but your actual thoughts?

    It essential that this attribute that this person has should also be held by themselves in good esteem. If you think someone is beautiful but that person themself doesn't regard themself as such, telling them they are beautiful isn't going to elicit any positive reaction from them. They're going to see it as you trying to put on some kind of play...thinking about how you feel about them and not listening to their own feelings. If there is a positive trait about them you really like, be sure they take pride in it too! If they get embarrassed or bashful when you bring it up, then that means they don't hold that quality in the same regard that you do. They have to love themselves through that quality they have...and have you notice it too, in order for a healthy friendship to form between the two of you.

    Now, this doesn't have to be big things. Let's say you know someone who loves to be crazy and spontaneous. If you really like how they are, let them know. They will greatly appreciate your honesty and interest in them. They will likely pick out things about you that they like too. 

    If, for example, Joe takes great pride in his writing abilities, and you notice what he's written and actually, genuinely like it...go tell him why you liked it and how terrific you think it is. He's going to be all over you for that. The more you appreciate his work, the more fun it will be for you and him to talk about it. He'll probably discuss his writing with you and, if you're sincere, you won't get bored with him going on about it. It's likely a quality you desire too, right?

    The key point here is that appreciating people for who they are already is what makes them feel loved and in return, appreciative toward you. You don't have to put on a show! You don't have to act and throw out compliments because you feel complied to. Neither do you have to fish for validation, because your friend will surely appreciate you too the way you are and the way you've treated them.

    I want to stress a couple things to make sure this is nailed to the wall. A friendship should not be a commitment where you and the other person lose some so that you can win some. It should be 100% natural. Friendship is the phenomenon that happens when you see someone else as yourself. Not as someone else with different motives and interests, but as someone who is mentally on your level. If you see their good side and they see yours, how can they see you in any way besides your genuine self? They will see you the way you want to see yourself, and that will allow you to give your appreciation and gratitude toward them, fostering a healthy bond.

    This can work with other relationships too. With your romantic partner, it certainly is essential to see them the way they want to see themselves. They will gladly return that respect and acknowledgement for them. If you have siblings or parents that you know you could have a better relationship with, see their good traits - the ones that make you miss them when they're not around. Acknowledge those qualities, and make them known to them, and they will greatly appreciate you.

    So, how do you make friends? The answer to that is really simple...see their good. DON'T put on an act, and don't behave like someone else! See them as they'd like to be, acknowledge and point out the great things about them, and they will find interest in you, I assure you. 

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  7. 1036825__safe_artist-colon-kaalover_oc_o

    Ssssssssso small and walking all alone in thissssssssss forest...

    Let me help you be lesssssss alone...

    you can keep me company...

    you jusssssssssst need to stare into my eyessssssss...

    my big beautiful eyesssssssss...

    that'sssssssss right...

    jusssssssst stare...

    back and forth...

    back and forth...

    don't worry anymore ponycub...

    i will keep you sssssssafe here with me...

    you can ssssssleep ssssssssafetly in my coilssssssss...

    my comforting coilsssssssss...

    you wanna sssssssleep in my coilssssssssss right?...

    good little pony...

    you feel sssssssso tired now...

    your eyessssss are ssssssso heavy...

    hard to keep them open...

    hard to keep looking into my eyessssssss...

    don't be afraid of me...

    you can sssssssleep peacefully till morning...

    jusssssssst let go of your fearssssssssss...

    good ponycub...

    you can trussssssssst in me...

    ssssssssssweet dreamssssssssss. :)

  8. I will never have enough money to go to LA by myself for E3 anytime soon, nor will I go with my family since everyone in the family is busy. So I remained home here in New York.

    I believe there was E3 related stuff at the Microsoft and Sony stores in Manhattan, but I'm not 100% sure. Nintendo on the other hand, had events for the entire week going on at their flagship store: NintendoNYC. Starting with their presentation, a large crowd of us watched it on their big screen, and we had some pretty big reactions which could be seen here: 

     

    After the presentation, we got to demo several games, one of them being Super Mario Odyssey, and of what I played, "This gon be a good game," in the words of JonTron. Nintendo also had a sponsor apparently with Pepsi and they were promoting the new Pepsi drink: Pepsi Fire and had other various Pepsi drinks (Pepsi Fire is not all that bad, but it made be different for someone else because I love cinnamon.) To end off E3, Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario and every other colored cap, came from LA to New York for a meet and greet this past Friday (cross country like that may have been hell, with some serious jetlag, but he remained positive through it all doing every single character he voices.).  Got an autograph and a picture with him which is amazing since he voiced the characters my entire life (since 1995). It may have been one-sided with only Nintendo , but my non-E3 experience is another highlight of this year.

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    [STORY TIME]


    Taki Turtle, Dinah Squirrel and Big Joe Toad were all heading down the lovely little path through the Doodleybob Forest. They were all headed to Shiny the Toy Robot's place for their usual cookies and fruit punch - Shiny threw the BESTEST picnics!

    As they came round the bend, who should they see but Argyle Fox, looking all sneaky-weaky, and he had a box in his paws. As soon as they saw him, the trio of friendly friends slowed from their traipsing gait to a slow walk. That old fox could NOT be trusted, and they knew it - he would try to take them to his den and gobble them up... even Taki!

    "Well hellOOOOooooo, my fine friends! Say, the three of you wouldn't mind helping me out here, would you? I seem to have gotten a lot of cupcakes in this box here, yet it's FAR too many for my little self to eat ALONE... but I'll share them with you!"

    Argyle opened the box juuuuuuuuuust a bit, and motioned to the opening. "Well? Who wants to come over here, riiiiiiiight next to the box, and take a peek, hmmmmmmm?"

    Taki was curious, but was wise enough to know better. "Not I," said the turtle.

    Dinah REEEEEEALLY wanted a cupcake... but she knew that wily old fox was just strong enough to be able to shove any one of them in that box... so she flicked her tail at him instead. "Not I," said the squirrel.

    Big Joe Toad pulled out his chrome .44 caliber pistol and shot the fox right in his motherfucking face. Five times.

    "Ain't SHIT!", said the toad.

    The three friends then continued along the path to Shiny's, leaving that bastard fox bleeding out in the gutter, shitting himself as he died in the most excruciating pain he'd ever known.

     

     

    {Da Moral}:

    Don't fuck with Big Joe Toad.

     

  9. Good evening, everypony, and welcome back to another edition of "Batbrony Reviews"!!!  Well, the midseason finale has arrived, and while I can't say that our final episode before the Season 7 mid-season hiatus was amazing, it was still a very, very decent episode that was very enjoyable to watch.  Not flawless, but not in a maddening way whatsoever.  This should prove to be a fairly short episode review since there's not too much to cover, so without further ado, let's begin, this is "Not Asking for Trouble"!

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    OK, not gonna lie, that's bucking adorable :wub:

    So as there's not too much to cover with this episode, let's start with the most complex aspect of it, the lesson.  This was both a strength and a weakness, oddly enough, and for very similar reasons.  It was admirable how complex and subtle the lesson itself was, but at the same time it was almost too complex and subtle for its own good.  The best way I can put it is that, in execution, this lesson was "confusingly nuanced."  Jeric pointed out to me that unlike with most episodes, the lesson here wasn't telegraphed; this is not to say that we as an audience are too stupid to learn lessons unless they're spoonfed to us, but it's not like telegraphing lessons has ever been a big weakness of MLP, they usually do a good job of delivering lessons without making it seem like they're patronizing or belittling the audience.  It's not even to say that MLP can't have subtle lessons, they have many times.  This one, however, wasn't even apparent by the time the final frame had ended; the episode was far more about WHAT was happening than about WHY or what we were supposed to take away from it.  After all, what happens is very simple: (1) Pinkie Pie goes to Yakyakistan to celebrate Yickslurbertfest with the yaks, (2) she celebrates with them, (3) avalanche buries Yakyakistan, (4) things suck for the yaks and they try to cope while Pinkie unsuccessfully tries to get them to accept help from the ponies, (5) she leaves Yakyakistan and secretly comes back with her friends, (6) they unbury Yakyakistan, the day is saved, and the yaks are grateful despite having insisted on no outside help.

    And... that's it.  That's the whole episode.  So what are we to take away from all of this?  I think two things contributed to why this lesson was so confusing: (1) the pacing, seeing as about rather than 2/3, it seemed like more like 3/4 of the episode were devoted to Yickslurbertfest and setting up the conflict itself, before Pinkie ACTUALLY fixed the problem, and (2) the fact that the lesson seems to be more applicable to a problem for individuals, but what we had before us was a national crisis for the entire nation of yaks, which made it harder to understand the nature of the problem and the lesson.  The first point is forgivable considering Pinkie Pie was trying to help the yaks, she just didn't want to be a bad friend by going behind their backs and wanted to get their permission to seek help from others before she did (both considerate and a wise course of action considering the yaks have proven just how hot-headed they can be in the past).  The second point I'm still trying to make sense of, but I think Jeric put it best to me when he said that the writers probably intentionally left it vague and muddled so as not to give younger viewers unfortunate implications.  You see, the lesson at play here is basically that sometimes, friends or family who we deeply care about are in some sort of trouble or get themselves into some sort of trouble, but aren't willing to admit that they have a problem, even as the problem gets worse.  Such self-destructive behavior usually arises because of one's stubbornness or pride preventing one from admitting they have a problem or being willing to ask others for help, or even an addiction that people are so hooked on they can't even see they have a problem.  This makes it a little clearer why they would've kept things so vague and centered on a problem as strange as the yaks being unwilling to accept help with unburying their village; it's not like we'd be likely to see an individual character struggling with an addiction of some kind on this show, after all, that'd be a little too mature even for this show.  So what we got instead was Prince Rutherford letting his pride get in the way of doing the right thing and stubbornly refusing to ask for help, even though he really did WANT help.  And that's really what the lesson boils down to: sometimes pride, or stubbornness, or addictions prevent those we care about from asking for help, even if they really do want it, and when that happens it's up to us to step up and help them anyway, even if they haven't asked, because we care about or love those we want to and try to help.  It's certainly not a bad lesson in the slightest, it was just oddly executed is all, but again, not in a way that really bothered or annoyed me.  It was just... odd, overall, neither the best nor the worst lesson we've ever seen presented or executed in this show.

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    Someone needs to seriously dub Andrew W.K.'s "Party Hard" over this scene! B)

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    Good to know that Equestria is not the only culture in this world that has a problem with ridiculously high levels of sugar intake on a regular basis :orly:

    Thankfully, everything else we got was incredibly likable and fun in this episode.  Pinkie Pie had a far better episode than her last starring outing in "Rock Solid Friendship"; she was her fun, lovable, caring self, but her behavior was never unnecessarily too over-the-top, this was clearly a writer who understands how to healthily balance Pinkie Pie's fun-loving side with her serious, being-a-good-friend-and-solving-friendship-problems side.  Considering how much of the episode was devoted to Pinkie just touring Yakyakistan and learning about and partaking in Yickslurbertfest (gosh that name is hilarious), I was very surprised that none of it ever got boring or felt like padding, it was actually a ton of fun to watch Pinkie just hanging out with Prince Rutherford and the yaks!  Yakyakistan was pretty cool to see more of, and Prince Rutherford and the yaks themselves were just as hilarious as they were the first time, though thankfully not as insufferable either.  Rutherford in particular was a hoot, and some of the bits where he trolled Pinkie or delusionally tried to act as though everything were OK with the yaks after the avalance were pretty hysterical.  I do have to wonder how their village doesn't get buried more often by avalanches considering it seems like a festival like Yickslurbertfest would be very prone to setting off avalanches, but this was a silly enough episode that that point doesn't bother me too much.  The Mane 6 were in the episode about as much as they needed to be (RD's line in particular about them not playing Pinkie Pie's roadtrip game was hilarious), and Gummy was quite funny here as well as only he can be.  Also, Pinkie Pie is officially an honorary yak now, which just seems right and is also just kind of amazing and perfect.  Overall, I really don't have too much to say about this one.  It was a perfectly fine episode, not great, but very enjoyable in spite of some of its minor flaws, and a fine finish to the first half of Season 7.  We're entering the mid-season hiatus now, but don't worry everypony, new MLP episodes will be back before you know it, and when they are I'll be right here as always, ready to write more reviews!  Until next time, everypony, this is Batbrony signing off.  I'm off!!! *cue dramatic exit*

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    BEHOLD!  PINK YAK, CUTEST YAK!!! :muffins: :wub:

  10. This is the third time I have done so. I did it once today and decided to do it a second time and record it. The reason for the camera recording is because of a wifi error that has been going on for a week or so.

  11. Hey, this pony game has just been announced. It takes inspiration of the atmospheric indie platformer games like Limbo. It's worth a look

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  12. Y'know what I just realized?

     

    It's time for the SEASON FOUR WRAP UP OF MY LITTLE PENIS: FUCKING IS MAGIC!

     

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    We're only four episodes to the conclusion of season four! Can you believe it? I can't believe it. Can you believe it? I can't believe it. Can you believe it? And with this comes a few announcements for the "schedule" of future reviews. I intend to wrap up season four by the end of this month on June 30th. Yes, that's two weeks away, which means today we review "Inspiration Manifestation", next week we review "Equestria Games", and on June 30th we'll do both parts of "Twilight's Kingdom". With this in mind, I'm going to take the entire month of July off from doing reviews like I usually do. Except now I'm going to be taking my breaks after I finish one season rather than whenever I feel tired. Keeps shit balanced and what not. Then, on August 4th, we'll come back and take a look at the fifth season, which should go pretty quickly considering I've already reviewed five of its episodes back in 2015. Those episodes were the premiere, finale, "Crusaders of the Lost Fuck-Up" and "Slice of Life", and all five of them will be skipped as a result, leaving just 21 other episodes to review before year's end. So...that's the plan. And if you don't like it.........that's nice.

     

    Now, let's get this show on the hoe. This is "Inspirati-"...Oh, right, I have to say "why did I say what I said when it aired?". *ahem*.....What did I think of this episode when it first airsoft? 

     

    On 4/26/2014 at 11:58 AM, PrymeStriker said:

    Like Leap of Faith, the conflict in this episode is what really got me interested. After quite a few bad episodes this season, Corey Powell comes out on top this time around. This is also one of the most hilarious episodes this season has ever produced. 

     

    Alrigh-

     

    On 4/26/2014 at 11:58 AM, PrymeStriker said:

    Something's also gotta be said for season four at this point. In its beginnings, I thought the season was a rollercoaster: a good episode followed by a bad episode and so forth. But after the train wreck that was Simple Ways, it seems its been one outstanding episode after another (save for a few "meh's"). This was just another example. I've come to be really excited for the final episodes of this season with high hopes for the fifth season after my skepticism of it. 

     

    ....BAHAHAHAHAHAA.

     

    Ah, that's funny. I actually had HIGH hopes that season five would've been a GOOD season. What a naive little shit I was. Okay, okay, this is "Inspiration Manifestation".

     

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    This episode opens up with, WOW, WHAT A SURPRISING TWIST FOR A PLOT DEVICE, A BIG EVENT. This time it's the "Foal and Filly Fair", which is probably the laziest party concept I've ever heard from this show. It's like they've run out of things for people in this world to care about enough to party over so they just put names with puns and poetic devices in them. Suck my dicks. We cut to Rarity, who claims that even though her audience this time is young, it doesn't mean they don't deserve her best creative work. No truer words have been spoken, except for "Africans are the reason we have AIDS". Apparently Rarity is trying to sell a travelling puppet theater to a travelling puppeteer. But he thinks the cart is shit, which sends Rarity into despair. 

     

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    So did McCarthy realize how shitty "Rainbow Falls" was and was like, "yo, nigga, I'mma check your work on your next episode. You ain't fuckin' up that hard again. Not on my watch. Dumbass."? 

     

    After the "Skip Intro" button becomes my story editor, we see Rarity in shambles as Spike tries to cheer her up. So he and Owlowicious go to the Castle of the Two Blisters to see if there's a spell that can help her create something in time for the fair, which is about to begin. Inside they find a secret chamber with hot oily sexy Rarity porn a book that can help inspire the creative mind. Ah, so that's how the Rolling Stones are still a band. Too bad their music sucks donkey dick. Right, so this spell gives Rarity the power to zap anything she imagines into creation....kind of like...."Power Ponies"......no no, not another thought about that. Except, this power seems to send Rarity into a devious quest for creation. She goes back to find the puppeteer and give him exactly what he wants; a blowjob! And then after that, she gave him the theater he wanted. 

     

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    "Wow, you even included the stash of weed!"

     

    So Spike leaves Rarity alone with the book and goes home. The next day, Rarity has gone into a creation frenzy like a true bible thumper. Her boutique is flowing in fancy dresses and what not as her mind slips into oblivion. She even mentions sprucing up Ponyville a bit, and urges Spike to let her keep the book even longer. Spike, oblivious to Rarity's spell-induced insanity, agrees, and the pair venture out to paint the town. Literally. Cue laugh track, roll the credits, lick my anus. She finds Applejack's apple cart and bedazzles it, suggesting to Spike that they should keep the book as well as her acts of community service a secret between the "three of them". The third person she's referring to is the book. Yeah, I want to slaughter Rarity now too. As Rarity continues doing such grand deeds as giving Rainbow Dash a dress mid-flight and giving Fluttershy's bird a mansion of a birdhouse, Spike starts to realizes that his crush has gone insane. And once she's stated that she won't stop until the entire town has been reformatted in her new image, Spike starts to think...murder's a nice solution. But is stopping Rarity worth the cost of losing her as a friend? 

     

    ...Yes. But what does my opinion matter?

     

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    Spike can't bring himself to be blue-balled at a time like this.

     

    Spike decides to take the book from her in hopes that it will break its influence on her. However, this proves harder a task than he thought since Rarity's got it safeguarded on her saddle. He uses Owlowiscious as a distraction and finally snags it, but when Rarity beckons him, the only logical thing to do is to swallow the book whole. Ah, yes, indigestion is a wonderful thing. Why, last time I had that was when I shoved those sensitive Russian documents up my ass, and let me tell you, I couldn't shit for like twelve weeks. But even though the book is being boiled in belly acid, Rarity's power grows stronger. Spike realizes the only way to take Rarity off this crazy train is to tell her to fuck off...himself. Ooooooh, are we gonna see some character development between Rarity and Spike's dynamic?

     

    ...Yes. But what does my opinion matter? Wait a minute, that wasn't an opinion......FUCK ME. Therefore, Spike tells Rarity the truth: she's become an awful terrible piece of shit-sucking fuckazoid bitch face sparkle whore and she needs to shove her own horn up her own asshole before he does it for her. And we are to recall the final words of the spell: "only when true words are spoken will you finally be set free". Telling Rarity the truth of the matter instead of bullshitting her all this time was indeed the medicine that cured our favorite town prostitute. 

     

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    In the end, Spike learned that being honest with your friends is probably a smarter course of action then just yes-ing them to death. So concludes "Inspiration Manifestation". 

     

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    Uuuh, yeah, still a pretty solid episode.

     

    The continuing maturation of Spike's dynamic with Rarity from a simple crush to an honest friend has been something that I've said way back in "Secret of My Excess" is one of the stronger arcs in the series, despite it seeding root in a pretty shit episode. This is one of the stories that I had in mind. Having Spike be honest with Rarity and telling her that what she's doing is going way out of line is one of his standout moments as a character. And it happens right here in this episode. There's still some good comedy here and there, though it wasn't the funniest of the whole season like I said when it aired. Perhaps the only complaint I could pose to this episode is that I wish Rarity's breakdown was more...I don't know...natural? As in, I feel like this moral and this episode would've been a lot stronger if Rarity had started going overboard by her own free will rather than the enchantment of a spell. The spell's inclusion made it another one of those times where we know a character isn't showing any real flaws because they're not in control of themselves. This is true here. In that last scene Rarity acts like she doesn't even remember what happened, which is quite disappointing from a storytelling perspectives since Spike gained so much development from it. Despite this...yeah, probably the best Spike episode by far. I'll give this a solid 8/10.

     

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    ....Yeah, yeah, you know you saw it coming: Africans are the reason we have AIDS.

  13. joanro
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    So today is the brony meeting I wanted to go to. I'm nervous about going, but I still want to go. I don't like that it is more than a 30 minute drive from where I live. I'm not used to driving so far...I know it's not really that far, but it seems far to me. Everything seems far to me though because I almost never leave the city I live in. Well, we will see how it goes, I guess.

    Update:

    So, I did end up going to the meeting after all. It would have been easy for me to back out, but I'm proud myself for going if nothing else. We met up at a place called Potbellys which I had never been to before. I ended up buying a sandwich even though I wasn't that hungry. The members seemed pretty nice, so that was good. There weren't too many awkward moments for me. Being new there, I kind of wish they would have asked me who my favorite pony was though as I was thinking about my answer would be all day(I probably would have said Twilight, Rarity, or Fluttershy). After the sandwich shop, we headed out to a comic book shop where the meeting would be held. After talking for a bit, we then played a game called Bring Your Own Book using MLP books or comics. All in all, it was a positive experience. It was neat meeting other bronies outside of the internet, but it sort of confirmed that maybe I am not as big fan of MLP as other people who like the show. 

    I think it would be kind of cool to start my own club. I feel like the areas(the mid-cities) in between Dallas and Fort-Worth are kind of neglected when it comes to clubs and groups that are located in the area. Of course, this is me just thinking out aloud. I probably wouldn't be able to start up something like that anyway. 

  14. In my honest opinion E3 2017 sucked and failed and the reason why is because A LOT  games were missing from this year's E3 that were teased over this past couple of years. So here is the list of games missing from this years E3. Im hoping that they make appearance next year's E3

    • Borderlands 3
    • Last of Us part II
    • Bestheda's 2 New IPs
    • Project Louisiana  from Obsidian
    • Untitled Visceral Star Wars Game
    •  Bloodborne 2
    • Red Dead Redemption 2
    • Sucker Punch's New IP
    • Dreams from Media Molecule
    • Deep Down

     

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    Hey everyone!

    I know it's been awhile since I last did a blog. I thought I'd post a list of some of the games that caught my interest at E3. It doesn't mean I'll buy them all but I'll at least look more into them, some I do want more then others.

    -Need For Speed: Payback

    -Anthem

    -Codevein

    -Sea of Thieves

    -Cuphead

    -Fable Fortune

    -Skyrim Switch

    -The Crew 2

    -Skull & Bones

    -South Park (the console & phone game)

    -Assassin's Creed Origins

    -Beyond Good & Evil 2

    -Detroit Become Human (I reserved this game, I want! T_T )

    -Fire Emblem Warriors

    -Yoshi

    -Splatoon 2

    -Super Mario Odyssey

    -Star Wars Battlefront 2

  15.   There's something else about me I feel I have to bring up to you lot. Which I only do so in the knowledge that I'll more than likely never meet any of you, and in the rare case that I do, you would have likely forgotten about this blog by then.

      I find that one of the most important things is to have a definition of yourself, a sort of hole to peg yourself into. Because when you know what you are, how you tend to react to things, both good & bad sides of you then you can come to terms with yourself & start accepting and hopefully loving yourself for it.

      I feel I need to come out of the closet about this.

       ...

         ...I'm a Tsundere.

     And a male tsundere at that! A rare breed, I must say! Hoh~*

     

        It's just... well, if your not the sort to know what that term means... and how could you not, I would think most of everyone on these Internets is a hopeless nerd in some fashion. Don't go looking for examples of what a Tsundere is! Yes. By all means, I am saying that you should take my definition of the term and only my definition!

      Because everyone else's is just stupid!

       Eh... I GUESS I'll tell you what popular culture THINKS is a Tsundere. If I have to... If only to show you where everyone else goes wrong with it.

       A Tsundere is a personality trope. A character archetype, most common in Anime... japanese animation, basically. It seems the common misconception is that a Tsundere is somebody who doesn't warm up to others fast. Someone who starts out openly hostile because of their somehow "cute" awkwardness means they berate or even physically abuse those who they want to get closer to. Because, why yes, that makes perfect sense that a character treat someone they see as a romantic possibility by constantly nagging & berating every single detail they get wrong and even grabbing them by the neck to ram their face into the nearest hard surface or even drop-kicking them like a hackysack! Do all you anime fans know what happens in REAL LIFE when you constantly antagonize, berate, abuse and intentionally scold those you wish to love? You wind up pushing everyone else away and dying alone! And deserving it!

      No sane person would ever treat someone they want to keep around with disdain!

       ...well... unless you simply don't know any other way & have some deep-seated issues.

       That's what a tsundere does. They start off from a place of hatred. Because that's what they work with. They've seen or been the target of hatred before, know others are fully capable of meeting them with just as much and therefore start off distrusting & judgemental of others. But that's not the farthest the rabbit hole goes down. Intrinsically, because a tsundere judges so much, they feel like they don't deserve to be met with genuine, positive emotions like Love that doesn't come from ulterior motives, like sex or otherwise taking advantage of them. So yes, a Tsundere is someone who hates themselves, yet holds a double, contradicting standard to pretty much everything around them. So yes, pretty much scum of the earth. Bipolar could be one way of describing it. But that term gets bandied around far too much. How many times have I heard somebody complain that "Oh, she's just being bipolar!" Tch, like that excuses abusing others...  And yes, that basically means that anime is getting off with making fun of a mental issue in their shows because "Oh, har-har! She's being mean to some pervy guy! That's unexpected!!"

       You... you don't abuse people if you don't want to be alone... but... some people can't stop themselves. Think we all know some people like that. Like some jerkhole in the grocery store parking lot that looses his cool for whatever reason. The sad part is that Anime-Tsundere isn't too far off from real life in that regard. Though, oh, I don't know, I like to think most are aware that swatting people, punching them flat to the ground, tail-whipping them into walls, or otherwise drawing blood would...oh, I dunno... GET YOU ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN REAL LIFE!!!

        Some just can't help themselves. It's in human nature after all to judge, even if opinions are as changeable as any other whims or decisions. I'm a nitpicker myself, you show me some of your work, and before I can stop myself I can spew out several dozen other things you could change or how this relates to that part of it or whatever. The popular view of what a tsundere is is that all the abuse, all the intentional efforts to keep you away somehow makes the fact that they're softer & more vulnerable inside all that much more attractive. But that's idolizing dysfunction. That doesn't make the harsh words once said go away.

      We all put up our walls I suppose. Just mine are so heavy that I can not only feel them but practically name them. I know, that in text here I may sound more open or perpetually giddy or erstwhile jocular, but that's because in real life... I don't really talk much. Well, short of embarrassed rambling when I don't know what I'm on about. Sure, get me on a topic I know something about & I can be excited, but I will pretty much refuse any attempts to befriend me in real life, since its so impossible for me to accept that you'd actually want to be around me.

      That's what being a Tsundere is really about. We don't abuse you, we just poke you with a ten-foot-pole and sneer as we scoot you away to a suitable distance. You're stressing me out & offending me just by standing in front of me, so go away already! ...but I'm also scared, lonely & incredibly afraid so... please don't leave me... I don't need you to tell me what to do! I already harp on myself constantly about everything! I don't care about you!...but I do want you to care about me... since I can't do it for myself...

     

      I find that amusing too. The ever-famous tsundere line of "Baka" translates to "Stupid." Yet somehow it's not quite as endearing if I just say that you're stupid repeatedly! Almost as if y'all are more attracted to the concept rather than the actual person who has high standards that you have to work though! A tsundere isn't about being abusive, it's not just about being hyper-critical... it's about being hyper-defensive. It's about fully expecting everyone you meet out on the street to greet you with a punch in the face... then getting offended when they don't meet up with your violent norm. I like to think that a major part of being a tsundere is adding a qualifier to pretty much everything you say & do... of happiness just not being a natural state for you. ...though it's not like I'm telling you all this for any reason. Not like knowing me any better is gonna help either of us. ...and no... there's no particular reason I'm using this color text for any reason. Well... maybe... but I don't gotta hold your hand for this!

     

           I pout so easily though tightened lips that It's no doubt my go-to expression. Sometimes I can just feel a healthy Baka welling up in my throat, even if I'm not the slightest bit japanese myself.

      I'm no Japanese Schoolgirl, but I'm still quite convinced that I can be "ruined for marriage." I'm no violent type, I've never risen a hand in anger for anything bigger than a bug... but... if you were to...theoretically  walk in on me changing... you'll be deserving blows from every hard object I can get my hands on!

     

        I just feel it's important to know what you can call yourself. While... uh, sure, maybe I would like to strike up a relationship, given the chance... It's not like I started this blog so you could give me attention or anything! It's not like I'm desperate or anything! Sure, if you're some short-minded idiot who gets some sort of simple amusement outta some shmuck like me typing for little to no reason, you go ahead! Far be it from me to stop you from being a dummy, dummy!

      "Brohooves", "Likes" Pssht! Such shallow, unimportant buttons that don't even mean anything! ...but do leave a comment. It's not like I don't want to talk to you or anything! Even if its clear it won't mean anything. Like, I mean... do what you want or whatever, I gotta tell you what to do?

      ...No! I'm not playing this up! I talk like this all the time! What, you think I'm some trained monkey for you? Some kinda clown or somethin'? Maybe I want to do this of my own accord, you know! Don't think you know me! I don't know me! I'm a unique & special snowflake! I'm not some cog in your machine!!

          *devolves into frantic, unintelligible gesturing*

  16. Lex Destrosio
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    Just a tiny Update again, there is hope for me and my life.

    My sister moves out with the dog ( im heavily allergic to ) next week ! And my Mother just told me, that once she moved out ( my sister already signed the contract ), that she is not allowed to come back, as long as she keeps the dog, because she has a job and money enough and if she really cant handle the dog herself, than she just shouldnt have one.

    Also my current Job place just said, that if i really get a job education there and if the dog would still live by me for some reason, that they have to give me an apartment for myself, since this is like a emergency situation with my health.

    If it works well and the dog is gone next week, i will finally be happy with my life again and wouldnt be depressed anymore. YAY! Never stupid depressing Updates again!

    Also im almost trough with watching Smallville, im currently at Season 8. Its not a bad Show, it just has a ton of Episodes that doesnt mean anything and are just filler, but soon i will be done with it, than i can watch the second Series of Human Target.

    Yeah, thats pretty much all the Update that i have. Oh yeah, Bubsy is back and that makes me happy, because hes a cute furry and i like Furrys and also Dc Comics finally managed to put a Movie out that got positive Reception again. Everything seems to go fine with my life right now. I just hope it stays that way, i really hope everything goes fine, please...

  17. I saw an ad for a restaurant that said it had half price appetizers from 2 pm to 4 pm. This is because that is a time between lunch and dinner, so there isn't much business. The restaurant is trying to get people in. I get that. But what if it was advertised as "appetizers are double priced 9 am to 2 pm and 2 pm to closing." In other words, the price structure is the same but it is advertised differently. If an item is $10 normally, and $5 from 2 pm to 5 pm, then why call $10 normal and $5 half? Why not call $5 normal and $10 double?

    How about when something is sold as buy 1 get 1 free? Can I just have the free one? Can I return one, get my money back, and keep the free one?

  18. I thought the black spots weren't part of Luna's cutie mark. Last time, when it was taken away, only the moon vanished. I assumed it's just her natural coat (and that it's naturally symmetrical). Hm, maybe that was just draining the power from the cutie mark.

    Interesting dreams ponies have. Pinkie surfing on the gummyboard, wearing shades, I like that a lot, heh. And Derpy as queen, on her side another ... background character. ;-)

    Starlight's dragon toothbrush was funny.

    Twilight her frequent freakout self, but totally understandable why she couldn't calm herself. Still so much admiration for the regal sisters and projection of crucial importance to Equestria. (She underestimates the importance of everypony else's contribution.)

    The episode was full with playfulness, action and lovely little details and a new insight into ponies' daily life.

    I will close with one of my favorite pictures from olden times that immediately came to mind when realizing the theme of this episode. I call it "Maneheart"...

     

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