The Grim Reader

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    The essence of balance is detachment. It looks like I lost mine.

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  1. I'd say 8/10. Points for style and badassery, but somewhat lacking in personality. That said, I haven't read the comics so there's that.
  2. Honestly, I think the whole issue could have been served a lot better with a single bit of dialogue along the lines of "we're going to talk about this later" or something of the kind. A reinforcement that what he did was not okay, but that they have bigger problems to deal with right now.
  3. And eventually, made a Polka medley with brony songs entirely!
  4. Dear best princess, I learned... well, I'm not sure. I guess I learned that cartoon horses can be pretty cool? And people can exceed my expectations of them? I've also been reminded of things worth reminding, lessons that are useful, even if still I don't, strictly speaking, do the friendship thing, it's heartening to know that friendship can accomplish if encouraged. Really, though, it's a bit hard to put into words, so this will have to do.
  5. Hmmm, I might have to go through the season again, but it looks like that's a no-bingo for me. Then again, I also have an excuse to go through the season again.
  6. That would be pretty cool... for another show, though. I don't know if friendship is going to be the central theme in the next generation {probably not? It's a road well-traveled by this point}, but I'd really prefer it remained mostly lighthearted.
  7. Homework for today, arrange these in the most interesting possible way! Now I have a mental image of Chrysalis doing doughnuts in a convertible.... forever!
  8. This is a great way to put it. I've seen too many "leaders", both fictional and in real life, who mistook leadership for the idea of control, and failed miserably at both.
  9. Hey, at least the Storm King got some eyeballs to move around left. I need to properly go through the last episode... is the statue still there in the timeskip?
  10. Which kinda means that Discord got Sombra straight-up killed....?
  11. Closing time, one last call to watch it all, so finish your artwork and fics, Closing time, you don't have to stop posting, but don't annoy Jeric... Eh, the community has shown us that we can easily have it both.
  12. @Toastypk Ominous Latin chant, Latin chant means it's bad! Ominous Latin chant, Latin chant means it's bad! Final boss!
  13. This. When you think about it, when it comes to treatment of Twilight, Discord is basically Celestia's funhouse mirror - whereas Celestia is cautious and patient, training and educating Twilight so she can confidently send her to deal with issues as they arise, the spirit of chaos tends to be a lot more proactive. It's a trend we've first seen - I think - with his "blue flu" shenanigans, where he engineered a test to see how far she'd be willing to go for him - a "friend", supposedly. His constant prodding and pushing at her personality is also a part of that, although on a less significant, but more consistent scale. I might even call it a supplement to Celestia's own grooming and education, although he has an interesting way of going about it - while he doesn't try to hide that he's testing her reactions and decisions, and correcting her when she makes a wrong one {for example, the plunder seeds crisis}, he does it in a way that hits Twilight's reactions and distracts her from what he's actually doing. And while some of those were risky, he did point out that he was ready to act as a safety net - like, say, with Sombra - if things went a little more south than expected. Which kind of makes me wonder if that's what he was trying to do with the evil four - he was constantly prodding them to learn how to work together, something that usually requires mutual understanding or respect, in order to reform them much like Fluttershy did with him. Unfortunately, they ended up learning how to cooperate only enough to act against a common enemy - him - at which point they dissolved back to petty bickering and power grabs. I feel like there's a lesson in that.