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  1. Some interesting info on the EQG timeline/continuity?

    Here's how I perceive it: EqG1 – Early Fall of Junior Year Rainbow Rocks – Early Spring of Junior Year Friendship Games – May of Junior Year Legend of Everfree – early Summer Magical Movie Night specials – mid Summer Summertime Shorts (barring the first three) – late Summer Really, for a series that has never really planned out a timeline like this, things stay pretty dang consistent and reasonable until you get to the digital shorts. I feel like a few of them take place at the very end of Junior year ("The Finals Countdown", "Queen of Clubs"), a handful take place in the Summer ("Star Crossed", "My Little Shop of Horrors"), and most of the CYOE episodes take place at the beginning of Senior year. Heck, Forgotten Friendship likely took place shortly after "Queen of Clubs", which would’ve been at the very tail end of Junior year. What I’m saying is the events seem kind of out of order from the digital series on but you can form a solid timeline if you try hard enough.
  2. I legit don't think I could do this special justice. Because this is one I had such high expectations and hopes for, especially after reading the book (I'm still feeling proud I called it being from an animated project BTW). And yet, somehow, it actually managed to be everything I hoped it would be, if not even more so. For one, the story is just great on all fronts. It's really difficult not to feel bad for Sunset, given what is established at the beginning and the sound design and vocal inflections do a fantastic job carrying them through. The pacing is also really good, constantly being on the move but never to the point where it feels rushed. There's a ton of meat to the plot, too. The scene of Sunset in Equestria was something I was so hoping we'd get more of after Mirror Magic, with her reunion with Princess Celestia being the icing on the cake. Wallflower makes for a rather interesting and sympathetic antagonist. Even Trixie gets a surprisingly deep and likable role, and keep in mind she hasn't had a Starlight like the pony one did (on a side note, we need a short that's just Trix, Star, and Sun bonding - they have the perfect opportunity for that now). The background music gave it their absolute all, as did the animators. There's all sorts of little touches with the visuals that we didn't get in earlier EqG installments, like the various beach outfits and Sunset kicking her slippers off. There's all these little things that I really love, too. The song in the beginning is basically a spiritual successor to "My Past is Not Today", the stuff at the beach is a little fanservice-y but still fun, the 'parking lot' line to Luna, and the sacrifice at the end was dang heartbreaking. Also, my favorite Celestia moment in the entire series - "Did you say I wasn't your best teacher?" I am not even exaggerating when I say this is dang near perfect, and one of my top 5 MLP stories period. There are a couple nitpicks, but everything else is so amazing I don't even care enough to criticize. It's easily my favorite EqG installment ever, and it will probably remain my favorite because - enjoyable as future installments may be - this is the kind of fantastic that simply can't be easily topped.
  3. Are the CYOA episodes canon?

    For the most part, I'd say so, but the way the endings play out is... a little more confusing. Granted, most of them do lead to the same general results, but there are times when one episode explicitly shows one solution to another having just happened, and even one instance where TWO solutions from the same episode are shown at different points.
  4. Spoiler First 1 Hour Special Premieres February 17

    The day the Friendship to Remember book came out, I definitely knew something was up with how high-stakes it felt for a junior novel, to the point where I was convinced it was taken from an animated project. Man oh man, did I call it... And yeah, I'm with everyone else in that this is what I was waiting for with the series.
  5. Easily the thing that disappointed me the most about the movie is something that really has next to nothing to do with the actual film - that being that it was clearly trying to appeal to newcomers as well as fans, and yet it seemed to fail in terms of the former. And while I do kind of see why looking at the film, the thing for me is, even before the film was announced I was particularly anticipated for a pony movie specifically because I felt like it would break the "it's for girls, so it must suck" mentality. Like, people who would go in skeptical would come out blown away by it. So, keeping the story and much of the specifics intact, what would you have changed about the movie that you think would have won more people over? I personally think the Mane 6 could've been introduced better (like, I feel their first moments in the film didn't encapsulate their personalities that well and were sort of drawn out), and Ponies Got the Beat just reeks of mainstream executive meddling.
  6. CYOA episodes on Discovery Family Go

    Y’know, as much as I like app releases, this is really making it hard for me to actually remain hyped for the digital series. Especially given that we literally have half of the episodes known already. I just want to be kept hyped and wondering what’s going to happen next. So to have this much be released at once, and this frequently, kind of throws a monkeywrench into that. Not to mention I just want MLP out of Discovery Family’s hair already.
  7. If you wanted, how would you rewrite Mirror Magic?

    Just now, I came up with an even better idea than the one I had in mind months ago. I came up with the majority of this on the fly pretty much, and I'm amazed at how well it came out. So, this is what I would've changed, assuming the same run-time and basic story outline. This is what I would've changed in Mirror Magic: 1) Almost entirely get rid of the mirror scenes in limbo, since when you get down to it they're more or less pointless. Just showing an occasional image of the Humane 6 inside the mirror from Sunset/Starlight's perspective would really be enough to convey what is needed for the story. 2) Also trim Juniper's scenes. One or two were kind of redundant or dragged on. 3) Spend a few more minutes with Starlight and Sunset bonding, and make it clear that they're increasingly enjoying the other's company over time. 4) Along with the scene where Starlight tells Sunset to take things as they come, add in one where Sunset gives Starlight very similar advice after they encounter Juniper. Maybe something like, "It's okay to be afraid, but never let that stop you from doing the right thing." 5) Make the moral about bonding with people who seem very different from you, as even they may end up having something strong in common. This would happen with Starlight and Sunset, Juniper and Starlight, and that little 'quick confession' exchange.
  8. 2 44 Minute Specials Planned

    Problem is, that Equestria portion is in the middle of the story.
  9. 2 44 Minute Specials Planned

    I think it's safe to say we have our answer on how a Friendship to Remember will be animated.
  10. So, a little bit ago, the Discovery Family Go app has released FIVE episodes of the Choose Your Own Adventure series. The way they have it released is that each ep has three different "copies", with a different ending for each one. Consider this an early Christmas present of sorts. The episodes in question are as follows: Fluttershy's Butterflies Rarity Investigates Driving Miss Shimmer Stressed in Show Text Support I don't know if these are also available on Discovery Go's website for those of you who want to go all 1080p. I have yet to find a link for that; if someone does find it, please provide it here for convenience's sake. Me, I'll probably spread these out over time because I only have time tonight for one. Also note that "Best Trends Forever" isn't among these, meaning this may not even be all of them.
  11. New EG Short ‘Best Trends Forever’: Choose Your Own Ending

    That's the only valid theory I could come up with, too. I knew them releasing it on a Sunday was weird and unusual... It's not even the first time I recall this happening with this channel either.
  12. The future of Equestria Girls

    A lot of people seem to be claiming EqG will still live after FiM ends, but I'm not sure how much I believe that seeing as how it's a part of G4. Having it go on while G5 is being made would just be a little weird.
  13. New EG Short ‘Best Trends Forever’: Choose Your Own Ending

    No, I'm very sure it was one, since they all collectively added up to about 4 minutes of animation.
  14. IIRC Human Trixie being able to teleport was also in "Good Vibes".
  15. I also have suspicious that this may end up being part of the digital series (particularly because of the beach minis, which an early chapter just so happens to take place at). But I'm curious as to how they even would, even assuming longer shorts. Because keep in mind, the book is about the same length as the 70-minute adaptations.