I don't mind at all that this episode doesn't match our season. Who said Equestria needs to match our timeline?
Kinda funny how things started out though:
Starlight Glimmer was like: "Bah, it's just about telling the same old story with the windigos again and silly singing and giving presents." And Twilight is like: "Let me tell you a different story. One you haven't heard yet." And then tells the Scrooge story.
It's a story where the main character, Snowfall Frost, hates that day o
One thing yet another episode shows is that the one thing Rainbow Dash is not is cool. Nobody is who is obsessing over it. It's a classical issue where one tries to compensate for an inner shortcoming with outside things that are not her. (Apparently I saw where this episode was heading.) When she manages to resolve that, she'll be cool. (I see this stuff all the time.) And hey, her fear of failure is well-known and again shown clearly in this very episode. That might go away if she focused less
It's a bit annoying when they do a kind of character development reset to get a message across. Although sometimes I wonder whether Twilight has changed at all. She still seems like being all the student. It's like the Discord situation again where the lack of sincere acceptance and good will towards his reformation, the unwillingness to let the past be the past, drove him into Tirek's influence, and it required Fluttershy to be herself in practicing sincere kindness and forgiveness, which is he
I made this a couple of months ago, but I was today reminded of video-related synchronicities, and compared to some of the relatively well-known stuff on the net (like "The Dark Side of the Rainbow"), this one is quite an intense example. I'll copy&paste the video description below, since it explains everything. Feel free to comment on the video and give thumbs up - It would make me very happy. (I could really use a strong positive side to counter the negative influences in my life so that
My new ship, named Priceless Luna in honor of ... well, you get the idea. Very meaningful experience. If you are at all interested in these things, do me the honor of watching it if you have some time.
It feels good to finally have made something pony again ( always my wish ), after tons of Terraria videos.
Video description: ------------------------ This is a brony fan lyrics version of Buddy Stewart's "Sun Shine On Me" I had this project on hold for quite a while and now was in the right mood and with decent mic to vocalize it. I wrote "karaoke'd" because I have almost no practice in singing or music production but wanted to give it my best shot and make use of my decent mic and
So much for living Equestria. I notice that especially convention reps and such aren't quite in the brony spirit. It's kind of an irony, because you know how sometimes people wish "happy holidays" because they don't want to exclude non-christians from the celebration/adress (that to a good degree isn't even christian but was annexed by christianity - a religion which fought the pagan faith it annexed)? That's for political correctness, something that people in official representative function se
Could be a minor/major school villain, teaching the lesson of how people dig their own grave, so to speak. ... Ah, there are so many other facets and potential subplots in this.
The thought was inspired by watching this little crossover again:
P.S.: Somewhat related crossover comic of mine: http://dowlphin.deviantart.com/art/How-Dan-managed-to-abduct-Rarity-412825674
I wrote a comment on deviantART and realized it's worth blogging here. It is based on a picture I have in my wallpaper slideshow for a long time because it impressed me so much on a deep level:
Twilight shows maybe the clearest example of the power of the controlling mind trying to force its way, fueled by negative emotion. Her energy shoots at Discord, but you see it strike her friends, too, mostly from Discord'
An excellent episode. I like it so much!
Discord being in his own unique way the teacher more than ever, taking care of the last remnants of problematic ideas from the past that unsurprisingly Twilight would cling to the most, since she is very intellect-focused, and the mind is the origin of all suffering.
It also showed how easily one can fall into self-delusion by making up a self-image designed to avoid being honest to oneself. That kind of honesty being the crucial first step in hav
Referring to https://mlpforums.com/blog/819/entry-14983-living-tombstone-and-shadyvox-dishonor-their-and-my-charity-commitment/
I added a little update with some new info and clarification to my blog article http://dowlphin.blogspot.de/2015/01/living-tombstone-and-shadyvox-dishonor.html
Hm, now that was odd. A Halloween episode was perfect timing, but a Christmas episode right before that, that's kinda odd.
What Fluttershy said in the end is roughly how I feel, too. I don't like to play any kind of prank on people that causes bad feelings and discomfort, unless it's to a trivial degree. Just like Fluttershy said: Seeing others in such a state, caused by me, that would make me feel very bad, regardless of prank or not. The feelings are the same. A certain sensitivity combine
Sadly I don't have a perfect memory, so I don't actually know whether there are scenes supporting this theory, but I thought: Seems like any time balloons are shown in MLP, they float up, i.e. they are helium balloons. ... Do you know of any scene where Pinkie Pie inflates a balloon with her lungs that ends up floating upwards? If not, then I guess the writers really thought it through. ... Or not, haha. We're talking about Pinkie here. I would find it quite natural if her lungs expelled helium.
I have been writing a lot about the pain of abundant spoilers. :okiedokielokie:
Can you see where this is going?
No, not gonna say it. You say it!
Let the star of the episode be your hero and do your best to become a hero, too.
Just the usual lesson, actually. But damn, this one is dear to me.
Side note: When you are really making a sincere effort and your intention is pure, but you eventually still falter, life might have your back. The universe appreciates s
So as I talked about in my previous entry, because I already knew the format of the episode beforehand it took away a good bit of the potentially pleasant surprise. It was still a remarkable episode to watch though (took me a while to get into the mood), because the bright spirit of the show has its own power. And because it is such a change to the lore. Did you notice? It started with a theme of change, but it ended up being not the kind of change you'd have expected, but much more.
A review of the episode concerned will follow this entry. Life isn't all pleasantry, and grievances need to be talked about, only then can pleasant experiences be put on a solid foundation.
Lately I have been on an unfollow extravaganza on Twitter and deviantART, because the wave of spoilers is hard to counter, and I'm getting increasingly pissed at how people throw them around left and right. Once I'm done building a relaxing internet silence, the season will probably be over.
Lately I have watched some music videos from MLP Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks and realized how skillfully and beautifully the makers depicted a theme with it. The villains are three sirens, putting people under their spell using music in order to take their magic, or more generally, benefit personally. People keep saying that the sirens got the best musical parts in the movie. Crucial word here: "best". It is a mind judgment. Their music has a different vibe than the music of the mane 6, which
I often look at deep themes that connect MLP episodes to my life experience, and I will do that here, too:
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
This is one of those episodes that trigger my cynical side due to related experiences. In the end they say they got inspired by the play, but really? Charity Kindheart did a big thing before and people were willing to help there, too, despite it being so big. She left and all spirit vanished. I.e. people love bullshit. The obvious point is that inspiration i
Also blogged here: http://dowlphin.blogspot.de/2015/09/spoilers-mind-illness-not-kept-in-check.html
In the past I had my anger and frustration in the MLP fandom with people posting spoilers and just not caring whether others might not want that, despite it being common knowledge that spoilers are unpopular. I can understand when the sickos in TV programming feel the need to post episode previews right after an episode - it's tradition because they're afraid people might not watch it otherwis