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  1. 1. Did you like it?

    • Taz-pony: "TAZ…PONY…HATE…WATER!" (I HATE IT! >__<)
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    • Sweetie Belle: *looks up synonyms for "boring" to describe Seaquestria* (I dislike it!)
    • Terramar: *sleeps through hippogriff festival* (…meh…)
    • Twilight: *excitedly joins in the hippogriff festival and seapony culture…for research purposes* (I like it!)
    • Sweetie Belle: "Mount Aris is so BEAUTIFUL!" (I LOVE IT! <3)


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On 7/7/2018 at 4:53 AM, RaphLuna said:

Twilight tagging along was just creepy, like she was a school warden, obsessed in her school running perfect and had the personally make sure it was flawless. 

She just wanted an excuse to visit. 

 

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On 7/7/2018 at 6:53 AM, RaphLuna said:

Twilight tagging along was just creepy, like she was a school warden, obsessed in her school running perfect and had the personally make sure it was flawless.

Well, she IS the School of Friendship's principal. It's her responsibility to make sure Ocean Flow and Skybeak sign that field trip discretion form. If she let the CMCs travel on their own, then their families will rightfully throw a fit.

On 7/7/2018 at 7:13 AM, RaphLuna said:

from reading what others are saying, it sounds like Twilight did all the work, and the CMC got the credit. end result the message, let someone else do all the work, while you do nothing but argue with each other, to busy in your rant with each other to really help. and get all the benefits and rewards for someone else doing all the work. sound like the Liberals and the NWO Adjenda Sneaking in their teachings to the young minds of children.

Those who claim Twilight did the work are overlooking key episode details. Twilight guided the CMCs and gave them advice after their biases made Terramar more confused, but she didn't solve the problem. The CMCs did; after they realized their mistake, they put her advice in practice, convinced Terramar he didn't have to live in one or the other, and led them to the picnic.

The episode's primary moral is to not pressure someone when they're in a dilemma. The CMCs via their own infighting, Terramar's parents via accidental perpetuation. That's why they learned the lesson in the first place. It's nothing to do with "liberal agenda" or some other tired political conspiracy theory.

On 7/7/2018 at 7:13 AM, RaphLuna said:

It was obvious at the start of the problem, that he would chose to live in both places.

Most of FIM's episodes contain an obvious outcome, and that's by design. What works or doesn't is the journey's execution. Sa/oT's resolution is clued by Terramar's name meaning, but how they eloquently approach the topic of divorce through a child's eyes makes it stand out.

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I really like the lesson they portrayed but it's kinda hard to ignore Queen Nova ever to existed when these kind of diversity problem are at present.

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This episode is meh. All of the jokes feel too slowly paced to be funny, and the story is not very interesting. The episode could've gone deeper on how stressed Terramar feels about having to choose where to live, but more of the episode is about Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo getting into an argument about which place is better. It doesn't help that Terramar's conflict isn't introduced until 9 minutes in. 

Score: 5/10

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This was a lot to take in...the two new settings that we've seen little of (besides the movie), the cultures of the hippogriffs and seaponies, and a couple new characters. Oh, and turning into seaponies again. That seemed somewhat sudden.

This ep kind of speaks to me because my parents have been divorced for a few years and for a time I was really split between both places, as they had 50/50 custody of me. Now though I've completely cut off one world and embraced the other. It's a difficult dilemna to have when you're a kid, but stages like that usually pass as your identity develops.

I think I want to watch this again just to take in the backgrounds and whatnot. It was all kind of fascinating to watch.

 

 

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I just realized. Is this episode the first time Twilight has kinda gone against the map’s wishes? In Griffonstone she was very adamant. "I can’t go. The map said it was just you two, even though Griffonstone sounds so awesome and I really wanna see it."

When the CMC were sent to Mt. Eris, she comes along with them, and makes multiple excuses for why she’s coming along, even though it’s clear she really just wants to visit it because it's awesome. She even helps them out with the solution at the end.

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57 minutes ago, gingerninja666 said:

I just realized. Is this episode the first time Twilight has kinda gone against the map’s wishes? In Griffonstone she was very adamant. "I can’t go. The map said it was just you two, even though Griffonstone sounds so awesome and I really wanna see it."

When the CMC were sent to Mt. Eris, she comes along with them, and makes multiple excuses for why she’s coming along, even though it’s clear she really just wants to visit it because it's awesome. She even helps them out with the solution at the end.

Just proves that there was no reason she couldn't have gone in any of the previous cases...

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1 hour ago, AlexanderThrond said:

Just proves that there was no reason she couldn't have gone in any of the previous cases...

It could show that she's started taking Star's "screw the rules" advice in School Daze a little more to heart.

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4 hours ago, gingerninja666 said:

It could show that she's started taking Star's "screw the rules" advice in School Daze a little more to heart.

Well, if it means she's no longer insistent on nonsense rules that she has no good reason to follow, then it can only be a good thing...

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29 minutes ago, AlexanderThrond said:

Well, if it means she's no longer insistent on nonsense rules that she has no good reason to follow, then it can only be a good thing...

Unless she moves into this kind of viewpoint mlp_comic__party_pooped_alternate_ending

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I loved this episode, it was nice to see the Hippogriff/seaponies world again and Terramar is a great character, I liked seeing him struggle with deciding whether to live on land or live in the sea. The CMC were great as always and the song was fantastic, my only real issue was the bit with Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle fighting, but other than that a great episode. 9/10

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an interesting episode again didn't leave much of an impression on me but still interesting how they brought the movie into the mix since I felt beforehand it wasn't canon and I also I liked the new character Terramar he was a pretty cool character

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Not too bad, but the plot felt a bit contrived. Lovely visuals and music makes up for it, though. While I'm mostly against MLP:the movie being canon, I could definitely see something nice that can come from it- new places and adventures. Maybe I might even change my mind one day.

I was glad to see ponies' seapony forms again, too. In my opinion, Terramar had one of the nicest seapony forms, along with other original seaponies. Twilight's new look seemed kind of off, though. I feel like the animators could have changed her a bit more, so that she looked less like a pony. She looked like some half mixed version of pony and seapony. It wasn't terrible, but I think it could've been nicer.:twi:

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