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  1. As many as they need. I’m not going to bound them to some arbitrary constraint.
  2. Spoiler

    The part were Celestia or Luna asks him to teach again.
  3. Don’t think about the contents of the episode too closely as it’s not very consistent. What is known is that her becoming an alicorn was the result of her completing the spell (as stated in the season 7 finale), which doesn’t appear to do anything else so I can assume it’s the direct result of the spell. Supplementary material suggests certain achievements can result in being transported to the realm where one is then transformed, but I wouldn’t too much into it.
  4. Music

    While that is true, here are a few things to consider: First, that from the perspective of alternative rock, the distinction between hard rock and heavy metal didn't matter. Before grunge, pretty much none of them took much influence from ANY hard rock bands, the major exception being Dinosaur Jr. (do they count as grunge?), unless you count punk rock or hardcore punk as being a form of hard rock. Also, when grunge bands attacked heavy metal, they were really attacking 80's hard rock. In the 80s bands like Van Halen, Bon Jovi, and Guns N' Roses continued to straddle the line between hard rock and heavy metal, and they were the main targets of grunge. There is good portion of the metal scene that actually thanks grunge for killing hair metal as they never even considered it metal in the first place. For the most parts alternative bands had no problems with underground metal (though some found extreme metal to be comical), and many took influence from thrash metal, including all of the big four except Pearl Jam. Thrash metal has always been dependent on punk rock, and there was especially a lot of crossover between thrash and hardcore during the late 80s and 90s, right before grunge picked up. I'd argue pure thrash metal was dying out on it's own because Metallica made their transition to a more hard rock/traditional heavy metal sound before grunge really took off, and grunge kept thrash metal influence living on by making way for alternative metal bands who incorporated thrash metal riffs without having them define their sound. Pantera only thrived because they weren't exactly playing thrash metal, they were playing something new and interesting. So yeah, grunge probably kept many metal bands from getting signed, and it being hard rock/metal influenced probably caused alternative to take over more quickly than if it stayed post-punk based, but in the long-term grunge was probably good for metal because it allowed *different* metal bands to get signed, which is what the genre needed to have long-lasting appeal. Here is another interesting thing: my parents were big fans of alternative rock in the 80s and didn't listen to much mainstream rock, but stopped listening to it in the 90s after grunge got big because it took over the alternative radio stations. From their perspective, grunge didn't metal, rather, it killed alternative rock. While grunge is punk from the perspective of mainstream rock, where metal was dominant before, from the perspective of the alternative music scene it was metal. It was not only heavier than traditional alternative rock, but also more technical, so what direction it puts rock in depends on whether you're comparing it with popular metal, or a different style alternative rock which could have gotten popular (and arguably has nowadays). Rock has definitely decreased in popularity recently, but it's still really popular and regularly makes the charts and gets radio play. It's moved from being THE popular music genre to being A popular music genre. Metal meanwhile appears to be more or unless unaffected, because it's always been a niche thing, with it's commercial success in the 80s just being a one time fluke that really probably comes more down to branding than anything else. The kids who are looking for metal are going to continue to find metal, and they are always going to be a large demographic because human nature does not change. There actually is lots of good bands from the US nowadays, while terrible metalcore bands get most the attention, the US is also the king of progressive metal. We have bands like Mastodon and Periphery making waves. Finally, I'd say the emotional temperament of America has changed again, 9/11 is no longer the defining event in the lives of the youth as they are now too long to remember it, and now the fact we managed to elect Trump is pushing on people's minds. We might be in for another wave of punk rock/heavy metal, hard, angry music of some sort, though I'm putting my bets on the dominant force some form of electronic music along the lines of Dubstep or Aggrotech.
  5. I’d like to see her, but I doubt we’ll get more than a cameo, not just because of voice acting, but also due to previous precedent with the show featuring characters from movies.
  6. Sunday - Baroque Monday - Contempory Pop Tuesday - Broadway Wednesday - Bebop Thursday - Romantic Era Opera Friday - Hard Rock Saturday - Smooth Jazz
  7. That would be bad, very bad.
  8. Music

    What should I have said? It was straight to the point with only a dab of humor to keep it non-serious. You’re putting way more effort into this than it’s worth, and haven’t exactly been polite about it yourself. Ever considered that maybe the problem was your interpretation? Let’s try to be objective here: my original correction has three brohooves, your sarcastic retort has none, so that *probably* means people didn’t find it socially unacceptable. On a side note, what does Dunning-Krugar have to do with anything? You’re the trying to tie psychology here in a way that doesn’t make sense, basically just in an attempt to make a personal attack that is completely irrelevant to the conversation. Correct me if I am wrong, but you are a medical doctor, not a psychologist? My focus is abnormal psychology, not interpersonal relations, and you do realize that just because someone studied something doesn’t necessarily mean they can exemplify it? Especially considering the fact I’m just a student, a very knowledgeable student, but a student none the less. Anyway, back on topic, metal actually is doing better now than it ever was before in absolute terms, it’s just spread across more bands now, and eclipsed by pop stars which get regular radio play. I don’t think we’re ever going to see another metal pop star not because metal is no longer popular, but because at this time pop music and metal have established themselves as being niches, and trying to combine them is seen as even more niche. Back to the original topic, does anyone know of any contemporary grunge acts? I can think of countless post-grunge acts, and some noise rock bands which would probably appeal to grunge fans, but nothing comes to mind which I’d consider to be grunge proper.
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    I’d actually argue pretty much the opposite. Speed metal was a trend that burned itself out on its own, it had nothing to do with grunge. What grunge actually did was bring metal acceptance to the alternative rock crowd (just not metal which was currently popular at the time, 70s metal and various underground acts were very influential on grunge), which were going to become dominant anyway regardless of whether or not grunge took off. What grunge did was ensure a metal influenced strain of alternative rock become dominant rather than the traditional post-punk based ones, and it stayed that way for the rest of the decade. Anyway, rock HAS changed since then, indie rock has gotten popular, and it appears to have little to do with grunge. The main base appears to be post-punk again, with influence from emo, post-rock, electronic music, and new prog. Metal outside of the alternative scene has also gotten legs again, and has expanded in countless different directions. At this point the Creed clones appear to be more of a last decade thing.
  10. Spoiler

    Not that part, the part with Star Swirl and the princesses.
  11. Just watched Hanazuki's first season. THAT'S the sort of show I'd like this reboot to be. Some Slice of Life spread in, but with an overarching plot, and a very well developed original world. Only thing is I want it to be aimed at a slightly more mature audience, Twisted Unicorn starts to loose his intimidation once you realize he can't actually do any permanent damage with her his horn. If there is no risk of failure, than success is meaningless.
  12. Spoiler

    I don't think it's true, but I do think it has the possibility of having merit. Being set in Tartarus seems to be a non-contrived to have Tirek make a reappearance without it just resulting in more of the same. While it's not directly mentioned, they do foreshadow it's eventual founding with the final few lines. We'll probably get a proper segue between the two idea in the opener.
  13. Music

    Not all typo corrections are pedantic. It was actually was important to catch it in this particular instance precisely because they aren't too mainstream. If you google steaming trees it does NOT bring up screaming trees, the only reason I knew what you were referring to was because I already knew the band.
  14. Music

    Pretty sure you mean Screaming Trees, unless that band is more than a little bit obscure, in which case I am interested. Anyway, this is my favorite grunge song:
  15. He’s too fat and useless to be a honey badger.