AlexanderThrond

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

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

  3. 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:

  4. 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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  5. 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 

  6. 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.

  7. Headcanon: 

    Princess Celestia is a hardcore MMO fanatic.  

    Princess Luna can barely turn on a computer.

    1. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      My headcanon would be to swap those because "Gamer Luna" is a thing in the fandom. 

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      I'm not actually a big fan of the "gamer Luna" fanon.

      My explanation is that Celestia had plenty of time to get used to computers, and likes MMOs because everyone sees her as just a normal pony, whereas Luna spent a thousand years on the moon and is thus completely out-of-touch with everything. 

      But then again, Equestria didn't even have computers during the time of the show, so I guess that point is moot. 

    3. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      Twilight Sparkle is the most tech-savvy pony in Equestria. Everypony else needs to catch up. 

       

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  8. Why does Fluttershy tolerate so many assholes?

    Her pet is an asshole.

    Her brother is an asshole.

    Spoiler

    Her lover is the King of the Assholes.

     

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      I disagree! Though to be honest I'm not really a fan of the later seasons in general. 

    3. Misscellanio

      Misscellanio

      So you're not a fan of the later seasons, but think Rainbow Dash has good episodes in those later seasons. 

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Misscellanio More or less. I mean the later seasons are okay but they have issues, one of which being a lot of bad Rainbow Dash moments.

  9. I think the main reason why Twilight’s rise through the royal hierarchy still bothers me is that I don’t feel she ever controlled her destiny in the way her friends did theirs. Rainbow Dash worked hard to become a Wonderbolt, but Twilight was always going to rule Equestria - whether she wanted to or not. 

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Number62 Friendship means Twilight won’t be evil. Though I don’t care whether Twilight would be good at ruling Equestria because the show has never made that job important. 

    3. Number62

      Number62

      If not being evil was an essential qualification, then there should be a bunch of other ponies who can also be the ruler of Equestria. And if the job was never important to the show, then what does making Twilight the ruler actually do for her?

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

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      If not being evil was an essential qualification, then there should be a bunch of other ponies who can also be the ruler of Equestria.

      I mean, you'd think, but I'm pretty sure the line of succession is based on predestination - Twilight's cutie mark is on the Tree of Harmony, after all. Ensuring that she isn't evil just shows that she's ready for her inevitable fate. See also: Cadance's cutie mark and the Crystal Heart. 

      I think that is incredibly depressing, by the way. I guess the writers just never realized that's what it looks like. 

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      And if the job was never important to the show, then what does making Twilight the ruler actually do for her?

      That's a great question. 

  10. Wonder if the season 10 comics will have romantic subplots for the main characters now that we know their future.

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    2. Misscellanio

      Misscellanio

      Yea def. came out of nowhere especially considering that non-complete clause and trivial pursuit had them hating each other's guts. Minus the mention that them working together is really good, but that def. doesn't justify imo. 

      In general I could care less about any ships being confirmed or any romance, or children, or romance in general, but if the comics write it up really great then I will def. be happy. 

    3. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      I try to ignore those episodes because nothing in the show makes sense when the characters will act like that to each other. 

    4. Misscellanio

      Misscellanio

      I mean can't really ignore them cuz they exist XD

      You could not like them maybe ahaha

      I mean still mixed about whether or not I like non complete clause, and trivial pursuit I like it enough to say I like it. Twilight is kind of an asshole in that episode XD

  11. "Sunset's Backstage Pass"

    Entertainment: 5/10
    Characters: 4/10
    Themes: 5/10

    Story: 3/10
    Overall: 43/100

    Once this finally gets to the point it improves dramatically, but it's kinda too little too late, and the story is still just so boilerplate. I complain a lot about My Little Pony being predictable, but this one doesn't even seem aware of how simple its story is. 

  12. Okay, season 9 opinions!

    Episodes, ranked, with ones I enjoyed bolded:

    1. The Point of No Return
    2. Going to Seed
    3. Frenemies
    4. Common Ground
    5. Sparkle's Seven
    6. Growing Up is Hard to Do
    7. The Last Problem
    8. Between Dark and Dawn
    9. The End of the End, Parts 1 and 2
    10. A Horse Shoe-In
    11. Uprooted
    12. She Talks to Angel
    13. The Last Crusade
    14. Daring Doubt
    15. The Beginning of the End, Parts 1 and 2
    16. The Big Mac Question
    17. Student Counsel
    18. She's All Yak
    19. The Last Laugh
    20. Sweet and Smoky
    21. The Summer Sun Setback
    22. A Trivial Pursuit
    23. 3, 2, 1, Greaaat!
    24. Dragon Dropped

    Seasons, ranked:

    1. Season 2
    2. Season 1
    3. Season 6
    4. Season 4
    5. Season 8
    6. Season 9
    7. Season 3
    8. Season 5
    9. Season 7

    I enjoyed 63% of season 9, which is the same percentage as season 8. Broadly speaking, I found the first half to be slightly safe but frequently delightful, and the latter half fairly sloppy but more enjoyable than expected. I'm still not sure I like the idea of Twilight becoming ruler of Equestria - at the end of the day, I really just do not care about Equestrian politics - but if they had to do it this way, I think that epilogue is the best way they could have done it. There are so many ways in which this season could have been better... but I also think it had no right being as solid as it was. Kinda like this show as a whole, really. 

    1. Number62

      Number62

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      but I also think it had no right being as solid as it was. Kinda like this show as a whole, really. 

      It sounds like you're saying that the show could've been worse, and I kind of agree with that, but it really should've been much better than it was especially since it got over 200 episodes and plenty of other tie-in media.

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Number62 Well, yeah. This show has been genuinely great just often enough to make all of its flaws especially frustrating. It could easily have been so much better. 

  13. People really do care about whether or not Twilight would be a good ruler of Equestria, huh.

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Dawn-Sunlight Why would Celestia and Luna still be there? 

    3. Dawn-Sunlight

      Dawn-Sunlight

      Because this is theoretically if everything went according to Cozy's plan in School Raze, and she had no plans for getting rid of them, besides, Cozy only goes after somepony if they are doing something that gets in her way.  Until Celestia and Luna start to get suspicious, I think they're fine.

      Besides, even if they aren't there, Cozy will find some way to make that into more friendship for herself and she'll still unite Equestria in friendship.

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Dawn-Sunlight Ohh okay, I was going with her season 9 scheme rather than the season 8 one. But I think Cozy would come up with some kind of scheme to get rid of the princesses eventually, and her "friendship" would be some twisted parody of it. 

       

  14. What was this supposed Sunset Shimmer reference in the MLP finale? I seem to have missed some of the little things. 

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Dawn-Sunlight I wouldn't get my hopes up. 

    3. Dawn-Sunlight

      Dawn-Sunlight

      Yeah, I know, but I can still hope until I'm proven wrong, after all, Sunset did appear in MLP eventually.

    4. AlexanderThrond
  15. Bummed we didn't get a Cadance episode. 

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    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      You mean the times she failed in the two-parters? I never paid much attention to those.

    3. Number62

      Number62

      Well, for better or worse, I pay plenty of attention to the two-part episodes, and it's not like the alicorn sisters get much to do outside of the two-parters. They already don't get much to do in the two-part episodes anyways. And if I had to judge how well either of them (or at least Celestia) do what they're supposed to, I shouldn't be disregarding the two-part episodes.

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

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      And if I had to judge how well either of them (or at least Celestia) do what they're supposed to, I shouldn't be disregarding the two-part episodes.

      Celestia seems to be pretty good at ruling the kingdom, even if she can't defend it personally. 

  16. seriously though was that canon AppleDash or what

    1. Megas

      Megas

      Jim and Haber either dodged the questions or gave non answers, saying it's up to the viewers....though I'd say that adds to it's favor

      Spoiler

      Also the leaked transcripts and emails revealed that the AppleDash implications were deliberate

       

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      Yeah, like, they were talking about how Dash doesn't do the chores. Not sure how else I'm supposed to interpret that. 

  17. "The End of the End" 

    Entertainment: 9/10
    Characters: 8/10
    Themes: 5/10
    Story: 7/10
    Overall: 73/100

    "The Last Problem"

    Entertainment: 9/10
    Characters: 8/10
    Themes: 9/10
    Story: 6/10
    Overall: 80/100

    If they had only given me any reason why Twilight needed to become Ruler of All Equestria - that is, why she couldn't have just said "no" and gone back to the friendship school - I would only have minor nitpicks with these episodes. Probably should have done that instead of that crappy "Summer Sun Setback" episode. These three episodes feel pretty close to the best possible way to do this sort of ending. 

    You win, My Little Pony. Good job. 

  18. Gonna be late to the My Little Pony finale but I feel comfortable now saying my favourite episodes (and songs!) from each season, as inspired by @Sparklefan1234

    Episodes (by season):

    1. The Best Night Ever
    2. Lesson Zero
    3. Wonderbolts Academy
    4. Pinkie Pride
    5. Rarity Investigates!
    6. A Hearth’s Warming Tale
    7. A Flurry of Emotions
    8. Horse Play
    9. The Point of No Return

    Favourite special/movie: “Best Gift Ever”

    Songs:

    1. At the Gala
    2. Smile Song
    3. Babs Seed
    4. Generosity
    5. The Magic Inside
    6. The Seeds of the Past
    7. You’re In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    8. We’re Friendship Bound
    9. Either Better Way to Be Bad or Lotta Little Things, can’t decide

    Specials/movies: One More Day

    1. Megas

      Megas

      I don't remember any special named One More Day?

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Kiryu-Chan That’s the first song in “Best Gift Ever.” I had to look it up

  19. Wonder what that new Star Wars will be like. The title sounds a little like it'll depart from the themes of The Last Jedi, which is kind of a bummer because I adored The Last Jedi, but I'm pretty excited regardless. 

  20. Started watching that new Equestria Girls short. Got about four parts in and needed to stop... I'll watch the last two when it finishes this week. I am not enjoying this thing at all; it gives Sunset more flaws and has some funny Pinkie moments, but it's just so predictable and so slow-paced, there's also a lot of annoying Pinkie moments, and I'm not sure selfish unlikable Sunset is a good replacement for boring do-gooder Sunset. 

    But I guess I'll see how the rest is when I finish it. 

    1. Megas

      Megas

      I disliked the last two enough that I wound up skipping that one, though I was willing to break the rules and watch some of Holiday Unwrapped,

      Spoiler

      since they're just 6 longer standalone shorts instead of one long special, I feel it was easier to get away with

       

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Kiryu-Chan I've been watching it on YouTube so those ones aren't quite out yet; I kinda dug all of the other stuff at the music festival so this special starting off as a generic bore is frustrating. 

  21. Forget Big Mac and Sugar Belle. Lyra and Bon Bon are getting married!

  22. "The Big Mac Question"

    Entertainment: 7/10
    Characters: 7/10
    Themes: 4/10
    Story: 5/10
    Overall: 58/100

    Look, my system works out for me 90% of the time, and I'm kinda indifferent to this episode, but that seems a bit low. 

    1. Megas

      Megas

      Maybe don't rely on 4 different scores? I don't see why you need to have four separate scores for different things instead of just having one score, that just seems to over-complicate things. Or just drop scores completely. I don't think adding arbitrary numbers or letters don't really do much good

    2. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Kiryu-Chan You're probably right. I started doing this a few years ago on a whim but now I'm mostly keeping to it out of habit. I do like scores though, for pretty much the same reason that I like ranking things. 

  23. I feel like I should reiterate that my interest in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic does not transfer over to other generations of My Little Pony. Not even G5, and certainly not if the current creative team transfers over. 

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    2. Sparklefan1234

      Sparklefan1234

      @Kiryu-Chan 

      I think Gen 5 is starting things with a clean slate.

      I don't expect it to be a retread, because then ending Friendship is Magic would feel totally pointless. 

    3. Lambdadelta

      Lambdadelta

      If the story is good then why not? :bedeyes: 

    4. AlexanderThrond

      AlexanderThrond

      @Lambdadelta I mean that’s true, but there’s so much other great television I could be catching up on.

  24. Any of you seen Ad Astra? What did you think? I really liked it. 

    1. Megas

      Megas

      Literally never heard of it till just now 

  25. Shifted that latest MLP episode to 83 on my score list because I’ve been convinced that it’s out of place this late in the show, but not enough to drop Story and Character lower than 7/10, and also I was holding back by not making Theme a 10. Not that it matters. Anyway that episode is great.