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    What Type OF Music Would Each Pony Listen To?

    Twilight - Adult contemporary, classical, stage/screen scores, obscure folk RD - Rock, alternative, synthpop Rarity - Classical, opera, swing jazz Applejack - Alt country, bluegrass, southern rock. Feel like she wouldn't be so much into the bro-country stuff on the radio. Fluttershy - Folk, new age, downtempo electronic Pinkie - Polka, edm, power pop
  2. I think the Mane 6 are neatly divided into three different maturity levels. Dash and Pinkie are mid-late teens, Twilight and Fluttershy are early/mid 20s, and Applejack and Rarity are late 20s/early 30s. Whatever levels of independence they have, their personalities are ones you might reasonably expect from humans in those age groups.
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    Anything You DON'T Want to See in Season 9?

    The Pinkie / Yakyak dynamic has always had an uncomfortable "white man's burden" subtext and I really hope they move away from it. I feel like it's a thematic dead end and more interesting Yakyak episodes could be done with Yona.
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    From TV series to specials?

    it's possible. Best analogy I can think of is the FoxTrot comic strip which ended its daily run in 2006 but continues today as a Sunday only strip. I feel like even if popularity has dwindled, this iteration of MLP is still one of their most lucrative properties and they wouldn't want to give it up just like that.
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    Anything You DON'T Want to See in Season 9?

    Optimistically, I'm hoping they have and are just resisting pushing him towards anyone else to keep the fandom at bay until the end.
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    Anything You DON'T Want to See in Season 9?

    I don't want Sparity either, mainly because I think he has better chemistry with almost every other character in the show if only he'd realize it
  7. I think there are conflicting desires Bronies have between wanting to spread the fandom and simply wanting non fans to stop dismissing it. If you legit want to get more people interested in the show then starting from the beginning is the only way to go. The other more humorous or audacious episodes people suggest only serve the second desire, since they risk setting up expectations that the rest of the series can't meet.
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    Your opinion on Rainbow Dash?

    I think even people who dislike her would have to concede that the show would not be nearly what it is without her. I'm sure a lot has been made already about her personality, design, voice etc. but from a basic visual standpoint her hovering tic prevents the show from ever looking stiff when she's on screen and single-handedly elevates its surface appeal. She's an invaluable presence for a low-budget television cartoon. I'd go so far as to say she's one of the most ingenious cartoon conceptions in history. And also her nuanced personality makes her the most interesting character in the show, imo. I find her personal arcs to be the most engaging of the Mane 6, and I still think there's plenty of room for drama with her and her relationships with the other characters.
  9. ^Your condescension is uncalled for. An opinion doesn't represent anything but the opiner's views. He's making a statement and inviting conversation about it. He's not expecting everyone to agree with it And there's no way of knowing if anyone who's left the fandom would like the later episodes better since they don't have an interest in watching them to judge
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    Being More Critical of Later Seasons

    I think the show falters now about as often as it did in early seasons, but I feel like it's a rarity for a kids cartoon to become more ambitious as it goes along, so I appreciate that it usually stumbles now because of that as opposed to just fading out as another dull cartoon that no one cares enough about to get angry at. I haven't followed any cartoon this long until this series, which I think is a testament in itself to the efforts to keep it fresh even if they don't always stick the landing.
  11. The closest I came to leaving the series/fandom was halfway through season 4 after a period of promising synopses blandly executed, and I feared the show was drifting off as another generic girly cartoon. Since then, I feel like there's been a more concerted effort to maintain the show's subversive streak that's earned it its fans. There've definitely been lousy episodes since then, but none bad enough or string of them long enough to make me seriously consider leaving, and I feel like Jim Miller and the writers are always looking for ways to keep the fandom's attention from one episode to the next. The Best Gift Ever was a reminder of just how great the show can be when everyone is on the same page.
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    Upcoming "Oswalt x Salenger" episode

    I'd expect Rainbow Dash to be in it if nothing else. And I hope she is just to spite the OP. For real though, they must be planning something pretty feelsy if they're bringing Patton's real life family into the mix. Looking forward to it.
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    Holiday Special - Best Gift Ever

    I don't know the background of Family Matters, all I know is Spike's crush on Rarity is a joke that got old in the first season, and there's no real foundation for a relationship there. It's not like Fluttercord where there's a legit mutual spark and they both make considerable efforts to please each other. Rarity's personal and professional ambitions are far beyond what Spike is capable of supporting, and I'd hope a show that otherwise has a fairly decent handle on interpersonal relationships would be able to put its foot down on this eventually once they think they've wrung all the laughs and cute feels out of it. There are plenty of other characters in the show that would fill that role for Spike a lot better, and I really hope the writers will push him toward one of those eventually.
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    Holiday Special - Best Gift Ever

    I really hope they don't go any further with Sparity. There's no chance of a two-sided relationship there. There are plenty of other more appropriate characters in the series for Spike to hook up with. My only explanation for the series' baffling promotion of that ship is so they can make romance jokes that no one at Hasbro will take too seriously while they save more legit ships for the end.
  15. I'm not real familiar with the world of cartoons outside of MLPFIM, but from a character dynamic standpoint I'd go with Stranger Things. It has similar themes of friendship and love being what matter most, and is witty and wholesome despite being darker and more violent than FIM Rugrats and Hey Arnold I guess would also be similar with their youthful ensemble dynamic.