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  1. The School of Friendship may have been an awkward idea but I liked it a lot because

    1. It was a much-needed change of pace for a show which I felt was stagnating and running out of ideas for its main characters. 
    2. It seemed like a natural evolution of the main-six-as-teachers trend in the show, and introduced a bit more failure and uncertainty to those stories. 
    3. It let Twilight work as part of an educational institution, which I had always felt was the perfect line of work for her.
    4. It served as a symbol of acceptance and let the mane six stand against xenophobia, which was a positive development in the show's depiction of non-pony species. 
    5. It gave Starlight a clearer purpose in the show, which was especially nice because I felt that season was a major improvement for her characterization. 
    6. The main student characters are cute. 
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    2. Lambdadelta

      Lambdadelta

      The school is one of the reasons i liked about season 8. Season 8 has the most well-round story setting in the show, that why i have so many problems with season 9 because it downplayed whatever season 8 has built. Season 8 is the last season of the show that i consider great.:oh_golly:

    3. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Megas

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      It suffers from the fact that the idea of an actual School centered around friendship is a really dumb idea, especially when it was established from the first episode that Friendship is something you can't just learn at school.

      That was always the elephant in the room, alongside the fact that the mane six also have other jobs, and it's probably the least creative gimmick they could have come up with. Still, by the end of season 7 they could have thrown in just about anything and I would have thought "hey, at least it's something different." 

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      Student Six themselves aren't bad in concept, but they suffer from the school as well. If they really wanted them, they should have just been the mane 6's personal students instead

      I like that the school offers natural opportunities for them to meet, and I like that the mane six are just "the teachers" to them. It gives us a fresh perspective on the ponies we know and love - something I wish had been a bigger part of those last two seasons. I do think they overcrowd the main cast, though. 

      @Lambdadelta

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      The school is one of the reasons i liked about season 8. Season 8 has the most well-round story setting in the show, that why i have so many problems with season 9 because it downplayed whatever season 8 has built. Season 8 is the last season of the show that i consider great.:oh_golly:

      Season 8 is fresh and benefits from a lot of increased sophistication but at that point I felt the storytelling often just didn't make sense. How do the mane six have time to both teach at the school and do their other jobs? How have Rainbow Dash and Rarity found no common interests in their years of friendship? Why is being bad at one musical instrument enough to send Pinkie Pie into a deep depression?! By that point it seemed like the writers didn't understand this show at all. 

    4. Lambdadelta

      Lambdadelta

      @AlexanderThrond

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       How do the mane six have time to both teach at the school and do their other jobs? Why is being bad at one musical instrument enough to send Pinkie Pie into a deep depression?! By that point it seemed like the writers didn't understand this show at all. 

      Yeah, it's very silly for the mane 6 who can save the world, do their usual chores and being full-time/or part-time teacher without having mental breakdown. Their stamina must be insane. :ButtercupLaugh:

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      How have Rainbow Dash and Rarity found no common interests in their years of friendship?

      It's hard to find any friendship problems between mane 6 at that stage of the show without making it too silly. I like when the show has more just 'friendship lesson' episodes. At least the later half of the episode was very entertaining, it didnt bother me that much.

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      Why is being bad at one musical instrument enough to send Pinkie Pie into a deep depression?!

      The most terrible episode came from Fox Bros. Please delete it from your memory.:awwthanks: How can they make Pinkie episode boring?

  2. Going through Horse Withdrawal, but still probably not gonna watch Pony Life.

    1. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      I'm sure they miss you, too, BFFFF. :adorkable:

    2. AlexanderThrond
  3. "Tip Toppings"

    Still not sure if the Equestria Girls are vegetarians or not. Also, none of Pinkie's friends were helpful at all. 

    Applejack - Why did Pinkie ask her if she wasn't gonna listen? I really thought Applejack was gonna nag her for health reasons, but she just really likes fruit I guess. 

    Twilight - Did she pay for all those samples? Also, Pinkie just does not care what form her snacks are in as long as they're extra sugary, huh. 

    Fluttershy - What kind of monster would pick this one? It doesn't even make sense. 

  4. "Costume Conundrum"

    No costume party at Bulk Biceps' house can be all that exclusive. 

    Rarity - I was not expecting the "darling" tip jar. Nearly died laughing at that. Also, Rarity, you didn't need to trick Fluttershy into modelling for you. I'm sure she's happy to help. 

    Applejack - Brief reminder that Fluttershy is a furry. 

    Sunset Shimmer - Brief reminder that Bad Girl Sunset is best Sunset. 

    1. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      Rarity: Fluttershy looked like Rapunzel, IMO. :kindness:

      Applejack: I wonder if Applejack has other costumes for her friends? :wacko:

      Sunset Shimmer: Must like scary movies. :sneer:

  5. MORE EQUESTRIA GIRLS:

    "Let it Rain" is good but of course the Sunset Shimmer one is told from the second person...

    "Sock It to Me":

    Rarity - Rarity's complete lack of sports knowledge is the best thing in this entire series. Truly relatable. Though isn't this the exact opposite of when Rarity went to that one Wonderbolts show in season 2? Funny, that.

    Bulk Biceps - A bird fucking dies in this. What the hell. 

    Trixie - Why does Trixie have an unlucky sock? Also, why did she bring her laundry to school? Is she participating in Pinkie's anti-sock revolution? 

  6. Completely missed that Equestria Girls music video with the Dazzlings. That's easily my favourite of the season 2 music videos, though the standards aren't exactly high... is that last Sunset Shimmer music video ever coming to the official YouTube channel?

    Also, I wonder what's gonna happen with the last few chose-your-ending shorts now that YouTube has changed the way links work. 

  7. Shout out to that cute Trixie hairstyle from the My Little Pony mobile game

  8. Equestria Girls was always canon

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      What do you mean?

    3. ShadODerp

      ShadODerp

      I mean I don’t like EQG much, and I have zero problems ignoring things that are “canon”.

      I try to hover around canon or canon-probable in my own fan works, but if I don’t like something, I’ll totally just ditch it.

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      Oh yeah fair enough. Not sure why some people try to make that distinction with Equestria Girls - it's not like you have to watch everything to understand this show or to write good fanfiction. 

  9. Equestria Girls villains ranked

    1. Twilight
    2. Dazzlings
    3. Vignette Valencia
    4. Gloriosa Daisy
    5. Wallflower Blush
    6. The scary plants from that one music video
    7. Sunset Shimmer
    8. Post Crush
    9.  
    10.  
    11. Random magic storm from "Spring Breakdown"
    12.  
    13.  
    14.  
    15. Principal Cinch
    16. Juniper Montage
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    2. AlexanderThrond
    3. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      @AlexanderThrond 

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      The monsters...

       

      They made her all shouty. :blink:

    4. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      The dock in Legend of Everfree. It knows what it did...:okiedokieloki:

  10. My Little Ponies: do they anime?

    Fluttershy: Canon Weeb

    Twilight: Likely Weeb

    Rarity: Cosplays, but otherwise casual

    Pinkie: Watches whatever her friends are watching

    Rainbow: Watched Dragon Ball Z dub and thinks that makes her uncool

    Applejack: no

     
    1. Megas

      Megas

      pssh, DBZ was the one anime you could watch and still be deemed cool

      Spoiler

      RD seems most likely to watch most of the popular shonen anime and the more over the top stuff like Kill La Kill and Gurren Lagann

       

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @KiryuChan My idea is that she has the wrong idea about what is and isn’t cool, I mean she only just came around to adventure novels of all things. 

      If we’re getting into specific shows I’m not qualified to comment, but that seems about right. Maybe Fluttershy finally convinced her to watch something else...

  11. Unconventional Horse Opinions

  12. Fluttershy's friends really wish she would stop telling them disgusting animal facts.

    1. ShadODerp

      ShadODerp

      Fluttershy: Echidnas have patches of skin that secrete milk instead of nipples! Isn’t that fascinating? :squee:

  13. EQUESTRIA GIRLS REACT TO COVID-19 QUARANTINE:

    Twilight: overcompensating for lost productivity

    Applejack: games with the family!

    Rainbow: booooooored

    Rarity: Extremely Online

    Fluttershy: unusually comfortable

    Pinkie: complete meltdown

    Sunset: vidya gamez all day all night

     
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    2. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      @AlexanderThrond Magical ponies!? That's crazy talk. :blink:

    3. CypherHoof

      CypherHoof

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      Surely she has animals at home. I can't imagine Fluttershy wouldn't have a pet. 

      Sure, but the wild animals at (say) her sanctuary are possible vectors. it is thought that, while originating in bats, the virus must have passed though at least one intermediatory animal as it has adopted genes from other viruses NOT found in bats.

      (Pangolins are a strong suspect; those other genes ARE found in pangolin-specific retroviruses, and because trade in pangolins or their meat is illegal, if that WAS a vector, there would obviously be no records of the sale or origin)

      For Influenza, pigs and chickens are common intermediatory hosts.

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

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      Sure, but the wild animals at (say) her sanctuary are possible vectors. it is thought that, while originating in bats, the virus must have passed though at least one intermediatory animal as it has adopted genes from other viruses NOT found in bats.

      (Pangolins are a strong suspect; those other genes ARE found in pangolin-specific retroviruses, and because trade in pangolins or their meat is illegal, if that WAS a vector, there would obviously be no records of the sale or origin)

      For Influenza, pigs and chickens are common intermediatory hosts.

      Look if we're getting into pony territory, then a lot of things are different. I don't think Fluttershy is dealing with any exotic animals in the Equestria Girls world, although she would be sad that she can't go to the pet shop or the zoo. 

  14. do u even hoers

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    2. Kujamih

      Kujamih

      Well truth be told people(me specifically) are just basing some judgement through your  text. And you feel like a bro when i read your measages. Maybe thats what others think aswell...but now i evolved and continually check any persons profile for gender to avoid awkwardness..... But awkwardness is a branch or family of stupidness... But i love being stupid though..hmmm:okiedokieloki:

    3. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @ShadOBabe

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      What kind of girl do you take me for?

      Clearly not a horse

    4. ShadODerp
  15. The My Little Pony stop motion shorts take place in an alternate universe where Rarity can't draw. 

    1. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      Huh, huh, huh. :laugh:

  16. Y'all watching these My Little Pony claymation shorts? 

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      I did find some of them kinda annoying, mostly because they're really noisy. I like the innocent tone but don't really like how all of the ponies act like little kids, and those two qualities basically cancel each other out for me. I'd say they're all fairly predictable but they're also mostly pleasant. I really liked the one where Pinkie did magic. 

    3. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      Also that gif is adorable, I gotta find more gifs of this series

    4. EpicEnergy

      EpicEnergy

      I've watched a few, but lately I haven't been watching them because I don't have much interest in them.

  17. It’s probably for the best that we only saw Sunset Shimmer stream games that one time. I don’t wanna know the kinds of things she says when Fluttershy isn’t around...

    1. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      *NEIGHS ANGRILY* 

    2. CypherHoof

      CypherHoof

      tsk these neighsayers....

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  18. Pinkie Pie has a sneaking suspicion that she might be a cartoon character, but she doesn’t know for sure. 

    1. Sparklefan1234
    2. Lambdadelta

      Lambdadelta

      Pinkie and Discord are the most cartoonish characters of the entire universe. (that why she can handle Chaos magics anyway)

    3. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Lambdadelta And even Pinkie can't handle it for very long. 

  19. Supposedly Lauren Faust always wanted Twilight Sparkle to be Celestia's successor. If she was still in charge, would Twilight actually seem like she sort of wants to be a princess, rather than being pressured into it? Given the complete lack of any such indication in the two seasons she was in charge of, I do have my doubts. 

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Number62 No I'm not too worried about the lifespan thing anymore, Twilight being an alicorn is weird but honestly pretty cool. It just never seemed in those first two seasons like Twilight had any interest in being a princess; I honestly believe she became Celestia's student solely to learn about magic. 

    3. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      I think Twilight being a Princess was poorly executed, TBH.

       

      I know she was a “Princess of Friendship

       

      but she never *really* felt like a Princess to me.

    4. Number62

      Number62

      @AlexanderThrondI was against Twilight being an alicorn because I felt that there were too many by that point, and I didn't want the show to keep adding more just because it could. Then I figured that Twilight being an alicorn could open up opportunities for the show to talk about them, but too bad that's not what we got.

      As for Twilight wanting to be a princess, you're right in that she hardly aspired to be a princess. Maybe she could eventually find a reason to be one, or maybe she'll realize that's she didn't know that's what she wanted. I feel like they could make it work if they're smart. Overall, I do also agree that the show didn't give much of a reason for her to be a princess. And I doubt there was anything Twilight could actually learn from Celestia.

  20. I knew replying to politics on this site would be a mistake. 

  21. Maybe I shouldn't have replied to politics on this site. 

  22. As a person who would rank The Last Jedi as possibly the best Star Wars movie, I cannot fathom how The Rise of Skywalker is something anyone wanted. Some nice jokes and action sequences though. 

    1. Megas

      Megas

      most people generally agree that if you liked TLJ you'll probably dislike RoS a lot, especially seeing as how it blatantly undoes and retcons a lot of what TLJ established

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      I felt it had its moments; at the end of the day it's still Star Wars, even though it's easily one of my least favourite Star Wars movies. I'm even willing to defend the prequels to an extent. Probably would have been a lot nicer to the new movie if not for the terrible third act. 

      Spoiler

      It's not clear to me what was supposed to be interesting about the Palpatine stuff, though. 

       

    3. Lambdadelta

      Lambdadelta

      I’m glad there is another one who didnt bash TLJ.:fluttershy:

  23. Rainbow Dash is a filthy memer. 

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    1. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      Dewey Duck dabbed, too. It must be a "Characters who wear blue." thing.

       

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  24. wait what do you mean there's a new My Little Pony show with the Friendship is Magic characters, I thought I was free

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    2. Soren Peregrine

      Soren Peregrine

      Nope it is legit

    3. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Soren Peregrine Oh fuck.

      ...I don't have to watch it. I can quit whenever I want. 

    4. Lambdadelta

      Lambdadelta

      Welcome to FIM Go.:sealed: Hope it gets RWBY Chibi treatment instead of Teen Titan Go.

      @AlexanderThrond If you are ready to not watching it then no discussion here.:P 

  25. I think it would have been funnier if Twilight became all tall and Celestia-like but her mane was still neatly trimmed like she always had it.

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      Until the series finale I had always assumed that the princesses' sizes didn't actually have much to do with them being alicorns. We've seen other ponies with similar body types. Maybe the flowing mane only comes after a few centuries, or maybe it's specific to Celestia and Luna for some reason. 

    3. Number62

      Number62

      It was interesting that Cadance didn't have a flowing mane. I just thought she wasn't old enough even though she has been an alicorn for more than a while, so I also wonder how much time passed for "The Last Problem".

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      Yeah, it’s peculiar. Maybe her mane is all flown after the time skip, who knows.

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