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Jack Attacks Back (Episode XCIV)

Rivers and caves and wolves, oh my! Welcome back, loyal readers! Today I look at the third episode of Samurai Jack Season 5. There’s quite a lot to get through, too, so let’s not waste any more time and dive in like we just got stabbed in the gut and found a river!   What happens Following Jack’s first battle with the Daughters of Aku, he is left bleeding out while floating downstream. After the shock of going over a waterfall, Jack regains consciousness long enough

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I Squee, You Squee, We all Squee for Rubber Ducky!

While I am obviously a fan of Friendship is Magic (I mean, like, duh, right?), what you may not know is that I am also a fan of Beast Wars. So imagine my surprise and delight to find another connection between two shows that I love to watch. Another connection you may or may not know: Claire Corlett, voice of Sweetie Belle, is the daughter of Ian James Corlett, one of the voice actors from Beast Wars. The more you know... ...I must get around to making some blog entries about

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I need advice about pets…

I have a pet by the name of Paul. I got him as a gift from my parents when they visited me a few months ago. I recently decided it was time to train him. However, no matter how hard I try, I can’t get him to respond to his name. And you can forget about playing fetch, he doesn’t even move when I throw the stick. Please help me. I’ll post a picture of him so you can identify his species…     What do you think the problem is?

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Guess what?

Hey everybody. Notice anything different about me today? That's right. I got a haircut. Oh, and this happened. Yep, I've lost the lovely purple text under my user name. Contrary to the image above, which is purely a joke, it was a voluntary decision on my part. For a whole year, I've been part of the moderating team. Although it really was a good experience for me, it is a role that can be difficult to fulfill at times, and of course, made many demands on my time, mind, body and soul.

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Get to Know SolarFox...

... wait for the autobiography like everyone else. These forum fads... Scrunchy Face Shaky avatars, Get to Know blog entries, etc. I guess it's all in good fun and I shouldn't judge, but really... do something original, people! Be like best pony Rarity... don't follow trends, create them! Now excuse me while I continue working on my most innovative innovation yet... episode reviews!   I only tease because I love you guys...

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Flash! Ah-AAHHH!

Let's talk about everyone's favorite character in MLP evar... That handsome hunka hunka he-man, with the wicked blue hair and the mad guitar skillz, Twilight's destined future provider of wedded bless and 80 babies and a happily ever after for good measure, that god among men simply known as Flash Sentry. No, no pictures... his awesomeness is too much for this blog to bear should even his image appear in it. Maybe some of other bigger blogs could handle his radiance, but even then it would

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ER - Episode Repair: Amending "Amending Fences"

So, you're probably aware by now that I didn't find Amending Fences quite the magnum opus that many other fans did. Nor did I find much to enjoy in the character of Moon Dancer (Moondancer?), whose emotional struggles strongly resonated with many bronies. Nor Minuette, for that matter, but in her case, it's more a matter of personal taste. I don't like people (or ponies) who giggle incessantly; that sort of thing annoys me. "C'mon, let's fly! *giggle* Get it?" No, Minuette, because that is

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Equestria's Joys

Sing this to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. Verse 1: Doctors with Roses, And whiskers on kittens, Diamond Dog diggers And boastful magicians, A Bear brought to town by a pair of dumb boys, These are a few of Equestria’s joys. Verse 2: Derpy-eyed ponies delivering mail, Hostile takeovers, all doomed to fail, A whole town of ponies in love with a toy, These are a f

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Equestria Ain't Out There, People

You know, there are a great many threads on this forum regarding the multiverse and the possibility that Equestria is real and "out there" somewhere. The argument is pretty much the "infinite number of monkeys" argument. Given an infinite number of monkeys sitting at an infinite number of computer keyboards, eventually one of them has to accidentally type out, by virtue of hitting keys at random, the complete works of William Shakespeare. To extend the thought experiment, any possible combi

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Episode 99. “The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone”: Pride in Bits and Pieces

None of us care about that dumb old idol. Don't you get it? We don't care about anything, and that's the way we like it! – Gilda Synopsis Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are sent by The Map to the capital city of the griffon kingdom, Griffonstone. Twilight’s history books say it was a great city, united many years in the past by King Grover, using an artifact called the Idol of Boreas. When they arrive, however, the two find that the current reality is much different. The place is falling apa

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Episode 96. “Tanks for the Memories”: A Mad Dash Episode

Who said anything about anger?! I didn't say anything about anger! I'm not upset! And I am not angry! Do I look angry?! – Rainbow Dash   Summary As the time comes to unwrap winter in Ponyville, with the help of the Pegasus ponies from Cloudsdale, Rainbow Dash finds that her pet Tank is acting even more sedately than usual. Hearing from Fluttershy that he is gearing down for hibernation, Rainbow Dash is unable to accept that she needs to say goodbye to him until spring. When

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Episode 9. "Bridle Gossip": Meet Twilight Flopple, Flutterguy, Hairity, Rainbow Crash, Apple-teenie and Spitty Pie

It is unwise to venture down this road. Your actions will make my anger explode! – Zecora This episode introduces the very convenient Zecora to the show. This magical Zebra eventually became a kind of second mentor to Twilight, a role she was supposed to play more frequently, according to Faust. However, in her first appearance, she is feared as an evil enchantress by the Mane 6, with the notable exception of Twilight. We start with Twilight and Spike wandering through Ponyville, whic

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Episode 89. “Equestria Games”: Spike’s Sad Stagefright Situation

You know who's disappointed in you, Spike? You. And only you can make it right with you again. What would that take, Spike? – Twilight Sparkle The time has finally come for the Equestria Games to begin. As their train nears the Crystal Empire, Rainbow Dash takes the opportunity to give the Ponyville athletes a final pep talk. She encourages them to go for the gold in all their events, before admitting that it might be a bridge too far for the Aerial Relay team of herself, Bulk Biceps and Fl

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Episode 88. “Inspiration Manifestation”: Be Careful What Rarity Wishes For

Spike! Never, ever, ever, ever take another book out of the library at the castle without asking! – Twilight Sparkle The preparations for the Ponyville Foal and Filly Festival are done, and the event is about to start. Pinkie Pie is of course thrilled at the prospect of having a giant party with the young ponies of Ponyville. But Rarity is also looking forward to it as she puts the finishing touches on a puppet theatre she was commissioned to do, with Spike looking on and complimenting her,

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Episode 87. “Testing Testing 123”: Reading Rainbow, Ritalin Required

I... I know the history! I know it all! But how in Equestria did that happen? – Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash is busy NOT preparing for an important test on the history of the Wonderbolts, so that she can get into a newly formed Reserve squadron for her dream team. Twilight tries to get her focused, and help her with her own study methods, but the distractible Rainbow Dash finds them to be entirely useless. Reading and highlighting, listening to lectures, using flashcards: all are apparently of

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Episode 86. “Leap of Faith”: Further Flim Flam Flummoxing

When somepony says somethin's too good to be true, it usually is. - Applejack The Apple family is busy having some watery fun together at the watering hole, but poor Granny Smith is feeling less spry than she once did, and doesn’t want to swim. As they head home, they find a group of ponies who are gravitating towards a large pavilion set up in a nearby field. On entering, they find a pair of familiar faces... the Flim Flam brothers are back in town! After a (rather lacklustre) song, t

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Episode 85. "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils": Sister's Doing it for Herself?

Let me see... you [Princess Luna ] just rescued me from a maniac laughing Rarity cloud... yeah, probably dreaming. - Sweetie Belle Rarity is busy with a very important order for Sapphire Shores, who has come to think of her as her favorite designer. Despite this, she agrees to check on Sweetie Belle’s costumes, which the filly has made for her new play… which she wrote, produced and will star in (she’s a triple threat) along with her Cutie Mark Crusader buddies. Unfortunately, the play is t

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Episode 84. "Maud Pie": Can't Read My, Can't Read My Poker Face

I don't know if you've noticed... but I don't show my enthusiasm for things quite in the same way my sister does. - Maud Pie The Mane Six are gathered outside Sugarcube Corner to meet Pinkie in the pink before dawn, wondering why she called them to meet her so early in the morning. She invites them in, and they find she's been a tad busy cooking... ♫ In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, There's a land that's fair and bright... ♫ Many courses of rock candy later, the Mane Six have too

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Episode 83. “Trade Ya!”: The Bizarre Bazaar

If you want to trade for a mint comic, you gotta have a mint comic! - Spike I’ll give it to you straight: This episode sucks. It feels pointless, a tale told by a fool, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Seriously. We learn nothing new about the characters, the moral is both obvious and obscure simultaneously, and there is almost no comedy or action throughout the majority of it. So let’s examine this cluster-cluck, and I’ll show you just how deep the suckitude goes. (I know that’s

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Episode 82. “Somepony to Watch Over Me”: The Perilous Pie Procession

I really wish my sister were here! - Apple Bloom The Apple family is having a counsel, and it’s finally decided that Apple Bloom is old enough to stay home while Granny Smith is away visiting, and her big sister and big brother deliver some apple pies to some far away towns. Despite Applejack having her reservations, she starts off on her journey. To make herself feel better, she leaves Apple Bloom with a long list of chores and instructions. Apple Bloom is over the moon to be on her own f

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Episode 81. “It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies”: Or Being Cruel to be Kind

You can do it, Breezies! – The Mane Six In the cold open, Fluttershy is training the rest of the Mane Six to cheer quietly. The Breezies are going to coming through Ponyville on their migration, and a loud cheer may distract them. This is a lovely reversal of Rainbow Dash trying to get Fluttershy to cheer louder in “Sonic Rainboom”. Also reminiscent of “Luna Eclipsed” with the ponies voice getting softer each time. Eventually, she’s happy with their stage whisper cheer. As the episode

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Episode 80. “Twilight Time”: In Which the CMC Get Their Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Okay… I know exactly how to handle this… RUUUN! – Sweetie Belle The Cutie Mark Crusaders have been taken under the wing of the new Princess, and she is helping them learn new skills, in an attempt to help them find their special talents. Sweetie Belle is practicing her levitation magic on a broom, Scootaloo is trying to put a unicycle together, and Apple Bloom is trying to make a plant-growth potion. Things are not going very well, but the fillies are really enjoying their Twilight Time.

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Episode 8. "Look Before You Sleep": Sleepover Shinnanigans

Y’all wouldn’t know “practical” if it came up and bit ya! – Applejack to Rarity This has always been one of my favorite episodes in Season 1, featuring as it does both Rarity and Applejack (my first and second favorite ponies). It’s one of those slice of life episodes that puts two ponies in a situation and just lets their personalities drive the story forward. All of Ponyville is tidying up the trees in preparation for a big storm that the pegasus ponies are due to create, to make up

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Episode 79. “Filli Vanilli”: The Highs and Lows of Fluttershy's Singing Career

“When / you / find / you’ve / got the music / got the music in you…” – The Ponytones In the opening, Fluttershy is busy feeding her menagerie, and unabashedly singing out of simple joy. That joy turns to horror when she realizes that her friends have been watching her the entire time, and her natural reticence reasserts itself. However, her friends admit that they entranced by her beautiful voice, especially Rarity, who urges Fluttershy to join her a capella singing group, The Ponytones.

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Episode 78. “Simple Ways”: No Easy Path to Love

Now, if y’all will excuse me, I have a hootenanny of a time to prepa-ah. – Rarity It’s nearly Ponyville Day anniversary time, and the Pony of Ceremonies is announced: Rarity! She has a plan for an elegant celebration, with a cider tasting and silent auction, a dance, and a fashion show. The Mane Six are admiring of her plan, but Rarity has a bit of an ulterior motive. She wants to impress Trenderhoof, the travel writer who will be covering the event, on whom she has a huge crush, and to wh

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