Bhending the Rules

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  1. Not sure if you're coming back but happy birthday just in case! :)

  2. Amy Keating Rogers knocks it out of the park again. In hindsight, I'm not surprised. As I mention at the end of the video, I will be doing a retrospective on season 4 next, going over what I liked/thought could be better. It'll be in two parts, and I hope to have both out before episode 100 airs.
  3. My review of the recent Discord episode is uploaded! Only one behind now, will be fixing that shortly:

  4. Only one away from catching up before the 100th episode. Here's my rundown of the spiritual sequel to "Green Isn't Your Color". As usual, the original was better, but this one was still... words are failing me. I've already filmed my review of the Griffon episode, which will definitely be ready by the end of the week.
  5. I really wish I could be around the forums during the weekend, when most of these episode discussions are going on. As it stands, I spend my weekends either working or sleeping and can never get here to check out the forum reaction and chime in until Monday morning. Pity. I'll have more to say in video form soon, but I'll say this much now: this is an awesome episode, and I'm glad the fandom agrees with me for the first time in several weeks, because this is likely going down as one of my favorites of the series.
  6. Uploaded another episode review for "Appleoosa's Most Wanted":

  7. A little late to the party with this one, but here it is. The next one shouldn't take me as long to put out. Hopefully. Short version: a better outing than the last one, but still not great. In fact, season 5 still hasn't put out an episode that could compete with any of my top 5 from season 4. Hopefully that changes at some point, and soon, though most of the best season 4 episodes didn't come until the second half so we'll see.
  8. I'm as confused as you are about the reaction to Tanks for the Memories. And I probably always will be. XD Appleoosa's Most Wanted isn't going to go down as one of the best episodes by any means, but it was a welcome return to form.
  9. Bronies are everywhere... particularly in places where you'd least expect them. You can NEVER be certain of where you'll see pony pop up. Ain't it great?
  10. So... I *was* planning on posting this last night, but I was sleep-deprived and by the time I got home from work I pretty much was out immediately. But hey, better late than never. Anyway, here's the first of my (hopefully many) episode reviews. For me, this episode is like when I bowl a game under 130. Just go home, forget about it, and come back ready to do better next week. And I'm sure that's exactly what's going to happen.
  11. My video review of Tanks for the Memories has been successfully uploaded! YAY! Blog post with link will be going up a little later tonight after I get home from work.

  12. Hello, MLP Forums community, and thank you one and all for taking the time to read this. And thanks in advance for any future posts that you end up reading. I've thought about doing this for quite some time, but now I'm finally pulling the trigger and firing up my very own MLP Forums blog for posting episode reviews (which I hope to do weekly, in video form and/or text) and possibly other randomness. The randomness is likely to involve sports in some form, as I am a huge sports nerd. (Go Pack Go!) In case you haven't conversed with me elsewhere on the forums, here's a bullet-point list of things you might be interested in knowing about me before choosing whether to watch out for my reviews. -Favorite pony: Fluttershy, for reasons of the adorableness. My avatar (and the name of this blog) is inspired by Team Fortress 2, and is my personal favorite character/class combo. -Favorite character: Spike. In a large (and growing) number of ways, he really is basically me. -Best princess: Luna, duh. -Favorite episode (so far): Couldn't pick just one at this point, I'd have to put a lot of thought into it and there are plenty of good candidates. I look forward to posting further here! My first review (last week's "Tanks for the Memories") should be uploaded and ready to go later today. :grin2:
  13. I think I might be interested in joining this. My work schedule can be difficult to make arrangements around, but I'll be around when I can. My Skype is on my profile page.
  14. It's good that you don't do that. Your brain controls the respiratory and cardiovascular functions vital to sustaining life. You would die. Before anyone jumps in to say that that's not what "turn your brain off" means... I know. I'm giving that suggestion the dismissal it (imo, of course) deserves.
  15. This is the part that really bothers me... she DOESN'T ignore the consequences of her actions. She isn't being irrational, or acting rashly or thoughtlessly, or acting only on emotion, as others here have asserted. If she was, I probably still wouldn't like the episode, but I could at least accept it. But she's not. She quite clearly has thought this through, and knows that what she's doing is wrong. The episode isn't even ambiguous on this point, as Dash spells that out in the song. And yet for some reason, even knowing that, she goes through with her harebrained scheme anyway. She knows about the destructive potential of her actions, and she doesn't care. At that point, Rainbow Dash loses any and all sympathy I might have had for her. Those are the actions of a villain, straight up. If I watched this episode and didn't already know Dash was a protagonist of the series, I would have assumed she was a villain. And when I can't sympathize with her situation and actions, the emotional connection that is essential to the episode's resolution is... dang, I can't even call it broken. It's pretty much just missing.