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  1. They seem to be actively avoiding saying AJs parents are dead, but still writing as if they were. This makes me think they're restricted from talking about death directly by the show executives, likely because they think it'll be too dark for the show. This is unlikely to change. Vinyl is unlikely to talk, since her character is mostly relevant to the fandom, and doesn't need to talk for that. Plus it saves them from having to hire a voice actor for her.
  2. Rune Soldier Dan's Principle Celestia Hunts the Undead could work, and a good visual designer could make Horse Voice's The Writing on the Wall incredibly creepy. Georg's Trixie and Her Amazing Pet Changeling would be another good choice. Turning written work into visual work is always tricky, and you need the right sort of story that can be conveyed without real access to the characters internal monologue (for example, vdrake77's The Changeling of the Guard would probably terrible animated since so much of the humor is Idol's thought processes).
  3. Who should Rainbow Dash's soul mate be?

    I said Quibble!
  4. Who should Rainbow Dash's soul mate be?

    On the other hand, somepony good enough to challenge Dash could lead to a lot of conflict if they're constantly trying to one up each other. She isn't one to take accept second place in anything, and she is known to be a bit of a sore loser on occasion. One important trait is the ability not to be put off by Dash's ego; she's one of my favorite characters, but I imagine that would get annoying fast. My personal favorite is Quibble Pants : )
  5. The Movie's shining moment

    There were a number of good bits, but I think my favorite was oddly the opening, from the logos up through the pegasus flyby. The orchestral buildup was fantastic, and they really got to show off the new animations capabilities.
  6. This sums it up pretty well. The MLP Fandom is probably in the level-out line of stage 5. Without the explosive growth circa 2012 and in the aftermath of a number of incidents (Twilicorn, EQG) it may seem like the fandom is less than what it was, and this is likely correct. However, it maintains a level of activity that most fandoms can only dream of in their heyday (no pun intended) so I think we're secure for the foreseeable future. The real question is whether or not Hasbro will be able to learn from the lessons of the past 7 years to create another smash hit in G5. In any case, the fandom will survive, but it'll be a missed opportunity for major growth if they don't.
  7. What about having the semifinals for one group, and the finals for another each day?
  8. What Are Your Thoughts on Muffins?

    She's a great example of good use of a popular background character. I prefer her to be called Derpy, unless her backstory is being played for tragedy, in which case Ditzy may work better.
  9. Twilight Vs Raven!

    I'm rooting for Twilight, but betting on Raven. I do like them both though...
  10. Lesson Zero. It's where the show started to really break the mold of what was expected and do neat things.
  11. Flash Sentry

    That's the problem; he doesn't have an important role in the story, but looking at his role as Twilight's love interest he should. If they weren't going to do anything with it, they shouldn't have given her a love interest. Flash's reputation is more due to sloppy writing than his actual character (or lack thereof).
  12. Flash Sentry

    The problem is that being the main character's love interest is a really important role in a story. Flash Sentry does not do a good job of filling that role so his problems are put under a microscope. As of LoE he seems to have moved on from that and as a result is starting to be a character with potential. In contrast, Derpy is merely a funny background event character, and an important symbol of the older fandom and its relationship with the show.
  13. Most over-hated episodes?

    Newbie Dash is one of my favorite RD episodes, aside from the cringy character impressions bit (which was kind of funny to hear Ashleigh Ball try to have Rainbow sound like Applejack without actually slipping into the Applejack voice). She learns two important lessons; how to take some friendly ribbing, and if something is truly bothering you that much, you need to talk with them, because they probably don't realize it. Pretending everything is fine when its not doesn't work.
  14. Is a seventh element a good idea?

    I can't see them adding another element to the pony universe, but if we consider the EQG geodes to be that dimension's elements (or proto-elements) there are already seven of them. This would have interesting implications about the Tree, EQG, and the Elements. In general, I could see Sunset being made an element; Starlight not so much (though I do like Starlight's character).
  15. Writing is hard, especially doing it as a hobby. Professional authors have a good motivator in that if they don't write they don't eat. I've found it's useful to set some sort of goal <I won't do X until I finish Y>. Brandon Sanderson, one of my favorite writers, talks about how he sits down and writes mostly every day, even if he doesn't really want to; which lets him crank out books at a ludicrous rate. Self-discipline is key. Ultimately, as with many things in life only you can make you succeed. The converse is: since this isn't funding your next meal, the price of failure is rather cheap. So don't stress out.