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  1. I've read countless fanfics that had more love and care poured into this story than what the cartoon did. I lost my ability to imagine headcanon about it. But... I think that the cartoon should've invested in this idea. It would've made the whole thing more palatable if things started going wrong was because of that.
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    Hippogriffs and their History

    @BlinkZMLP, unfortunately, does a lot of that. You can find examples all over. Things come out of nowhere and vanish back into nowhere because the cartoon is worried with another story its writers want to tell. I also don't think that you're overthinking. You're just thinking about it for a while. In any other story, it would be considered bad writing.
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    Do You Think Starlight Glimmer is a Good Person?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but there is nothing in the definition of person that says it must be a human. The definition of person relates to being rational, moral, self-conscious. So, it's not wrong to define a pony from the show as a person.
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    Spoiler Season 9 Wishlist

    With how long the cartoon has gone on, I really can't say that I have big wishes I'd like to see it fulfilling. Most of what the cartoon will throw my way next season will be a bonus. The only things I fell the cartoon could still do, or do better than it has already done are only two: 1- If the Student Six will still remain, I would like to see an episode where they're just being together, so that they can interact without a bigger plot over them. In a similar way Discord, Starlight Glimmer, Trixie and Thorax did in To Where and Back Again. 2- It would make a very happy fan if the cartoon let Celestia have a moment of awesomeness. And I mean REALLY let her have HER moment. She is said to rule Equestria, and to be the one that can raise the sun, but I don't really know what is her weight in the cartoon's universe. Since I doubt that Celestia is going to fix the problem of income inequality, federal debt, health care and poverty any time soon; and that her ability to raise the sun is basically moot because nobody really cares as far as the cartoon is concerned, I would like to see a negative example of the effect she has on the world. What happens if Celestia vanishes? I can't, off the top of my head, think of an episode that isn't worried with another plot to really let this develop, and there were episodes were that should've mattered. For example, in A Royal Problem, Celestia's job is played for laughs and the worst that happens because she wasn't there is that Luna commits a few social gaffes; and in Cutie Re-Mark ponies don't even care that Nightmare Moon banished her (gods know how), and the episode doesn't even bother to show that the plant life is dead, or anything of the sort. Failing that, how about just letting her properly kick someone's ass? After this season where she simply lowered her head to some jerk and the season's villain was a child. Or even easier: actually showing that Celestia sitting at that throne has a positive effect on Equestria, because she actually knows what she is doing with her crown.
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    Are the Mane 6 not allowed to save the day anymore?

    Gonna trust you on that. Interesting. In my country it's the movie and EqG toys. Since it's what the cartoon was 'doing', I assumed that in the US they'd be capitalizing on the toys.
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    Are the Mane 6 not allowed to save the day anymore?

    Gotta sell those new toys.
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    Do You Think Starlight Glimmer is a Good Person?

    I disagree. First off, 'good' or 'bad' people are defined by their choices, and I find it hard to picture someone that did what she did as 'good'. So, to me, it's not at all a subjective matter. But it doesn't mean that I think that she is a bad person, and will always be a bad person, or that she haven't changed yet. She just strikes me too much as self-centered, in contrast to Twilight's more selfless personality. I think the jury is still out on Starlight Glimmer, but I also think that it's unfair compare the two. So, is she bad? Yes. Did she try to change? Eh... Yes? Is she irredeemable? Not at all. The great thing is that she is absolutely fine the way she is. Forever a status quo of 'work in progress'. The cartoon has a plethora of different characters, with their different good and bad traits (for the most part), and their strengths and weaknesses (also, for the most part). It is the fact that writers in the show understand this that makes the cartoon entertaining.
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    Season 9 without the School of Friendiship

    I always prefer when episodes focus on the Mane 6, or on some character I think needs attention. So, I'm not going to miss the school if it's gone.
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    Episodes that pleasantly surprised you?

    It's not an episode, I usually have a good notion if I'm going to like them or not. But, the movie surprised me. I didn't love it, but I certainly liked it more than I expected. It looked stunning and the songs were as great as they usually are in the series.
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    Who is stronger: Princess Luna or Princess Celestia?

    I don't think that anyone can see that episode and not notice that. The problem is that Luna is talking about things that "she's done", not things that "she let Nightmare Moon do". I'm aware of the comics, but if the comics say that Luna was possessed, and the episode says (or at least implies) that Luna WAS Nightmare Moon, then the cartoon trumps the comics and books to me. Wherever or not Luna is Nightmare Moon or was possessed, is beyond the point now. Even if Nightmare Moon was stronger than Celestia, it doesn't matter because wherever she was Luna or not, she never really measured her strength against Celestia's. I'm talking about their world's sun and moon. If we knew that their sun is the same size as ours and that their moon is the same size as ours, you still can't say that moving one requires more or less energy because these things seem to have a mind of their own, otherwise I can't see a reason for Celestia to thank it for letting her move it. Not to mention that this can work more like a lock and key system than pushing something with sheer magical strength. I've actually answered this already on the last point. But I want to say that you're not necessarily wrong. Your theories just can't be confirmed without invoking headcanon. Still, I haven's seen Celestia or Luna or Nightmare Moon fighting each other. What I've seen is Nightmare Moon attacking and Celestia doing nothing. Sure, I've seem Twilight "using the power of all four alicorns against Tirek's, Discord's and all of Equestria, but you have four variables in this equation and no way of knowing, for example, that Cadance isn't more powerful than all other three. You could say that together the four of them are insanely powerful, but that is all. No measure between them. All that statement is saying, is that I'm admitting that I don't have enough evidence to say that Luna is stronger (I was wrong), but I also don't have have enough yet to say that Celestia is stronger. I don't have any way to define which one of them is stronger, specially because I still consider Luna and Nightmare Moon the same. EDIT: there... Answer is complete now. And fixed... _____________________________________________ Someone needs to start a petition so that DHX makes an episode where the princesses decide they want to know who's stronger because this is going nuts. They could make a little event where ponies would go root for their princess and Pinkie Pie provides narration.
  11. "Drama". It seems that voicing an unpopular opinion is "stirring drama" and must be combated on all fronts lest the universe will implode.
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    What is Luna's next step on emotional development?

    I always thought that episode came too late in the series. In my opinion, from that, it would've been perfect for me if Luna started helping ponies with that power of hers, like she did to the CMC. Now I'd like to see some reason as to why it's important for Luna to do this and finally deal with some big threat that isn't of her making. Maybe Luna reached the point where it makes sense for her to be worfed too so people can see that she's ready to be replaced by the next in line.
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    Spoiler Big Jim hints at ...

    Does anyone remember when Meghan McCarthy tweeted about there being 54 alicorns on season 5? Or was it season 4? I can't remember. Anyway... After Starlight Glimmer and how she turned out... My expectations are low, low, low, low, lower... Personally I hate these tweets and the hype machine they feed. Sure, it wouldn't be a problem if the cartoon kept up with expectations and the hype, but I don't think it does. So it's just annoying. In the end it's just going to be the old tirade of clichés the cartoon always does. Specially if it's one of its "epic" episodes.
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    Can a Pony Change His/Her Destiny?

    I think that attaching the word "destiny" to cutie marks was one of the dumbest ideas out of this cartoon. It was perfect when they were associated to talents, because a pony can work as a seamstress and have a talent for making beautiful things, as much as a pony with a talent for being fast can be a happy pony working the weather. Calling it destiny is just weird. It gets much more than talents and choice involved and in the end it becomes a mess. Specially when it seems that the show actually is more worried with talents than destinies. When you think about it, "destiny" only works for Twilight.
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    Why does everypony hate Flash Sentry?

    I can enjoy a simple character. For example the good guy that is good for the sake of being good, that eventually earns some backstory, but starts as a "bland" character by definition, but manages to charm me with his acts. It's all in the execution. In my opinion, everything in any form of fiction is about execution. To the point that I've found the dreaded alicorn oc of doom that everyone hates but the author managed to make into an interesting enough character in his interesting enough story. The point is that usually when a person can make a good story, they can avoid the usual traps that come with character design and when we've seen the author doing great stories and great characters, but then they put something like Flash Sentry in a story, people KNOW that the author is not even trying.