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She's All Yak  

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  1. 1. YONA POLL IS BEST POLL VOTE

    • Yona casts dance ... RIP School (Hated it)
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    • An unfortunate yaksident (Not a fan)
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    • Hm. Too Twilight. (meh it was okay)
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    • So many blushies! (Liked it)
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    • Kazumi + Cyoot Yona. FABULOSITY ADORABABLIZED! (Loved it!)
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Twister Dancing with Yona is here.

 

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:proud: Repeat after me, Yona: The fair in Baltimare is rarely without flair.

Or how about: The gale over Cloudsdale helps sail without fail.

No wait I got it: This flan from Yakyakistan is came out tan according to plan.

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Take a hard look. This is how idea bankruptcy looks like.

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Rainbow made an appearance, so it was acceptable I guess.

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To be honest, I didn't really know what to think about this episode when I first read the synopsis.

However after watching it, I thought the episode was fine.

I liked the song, and thought it was neat that it got a reprise, I also thought the conflict of Yona trying to fit in to pony society was something that makes sense for stories regarding the young six, and was at the very least a little bit interesting.  Plus getting more episodes focusing on the young six are needed to help get more attached to them.  I also thought that Sandbar and Yona's interactions at the tree house were pretty cute.  Overall I thought this was a decent Yona episode that helped make me like her, and Sandbar a little bit more.

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Okay before I go. My favorite ending moments.

The Crystal Tree Shrine in the old castle makes a return appearance. 

The Shooting Star was a nice romantic touch

And the episode ends with everyone bouncing. They make Tigger Proud.

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The episode was alright. If I had to be honest, I would give a 6/10. It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst.

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The episode was alright. It followed a very predictable formula. Yona thought she had to change who she was to fit in, fail at it, and then realize that it was alright to be who she really was. The end.

So is Yonabar a ship now? :ooh:

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Me like pony episode. Yona is best Yak!

I await the deluge of SandbarXYona shipping fics/art that will no doubt result from this episode.

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5 minutes ago, Booker said:

Rainbow made an appearance, so it was acceptable I guess.

this

Don't hate me, but I still think this is the cutest moment of the episode.

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This almost killed me with cuteness

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While the premise of "She's All Yak" is somewhat stock and predictable, it's elevated by its execution. Brian Hohlfeld once again strikes a good balance of humor and heart, doing a good job of not painting anyone as the bad guy or "out of character". I have a hard time imagining anything will keep this one off of my Top 10 list of the season.

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This is the worst episode of season 9 so far 

I am going to shine a spotlight on the major problem I have with the episode 
it's the same thing that made Non-Compete Clause completely reprehensible for me 

Why is it that Yona ruins the dance, ruins everyone's night, makes a mess of everything, Basically does everything you SHOULDN'T do to win the best pony pals award... but her and Sandbar still win the award?

T~T I'm sorry but that shouldn't happen 

And for all of you thinking "well they won the award cause it's My Little Pony and it has to have a happy ending."

To these people I point out the season 2 episode Hurricane Fluttershy. Rainbow Dash had aspirations of not only getting the water up to Cloudsdale but also breaking the previous wing power record. They didn't end up breaking that record, they just got the water up to Cloudsdale and I really REALLY LIKE THAT, it shows you can't get everything you want! I am convinced that if that episode was written today they would have broke the record. Cause it just seems today like if there is an award, trophy or title up for grabs you can accidentally kill 3 ponies and still get it cause why not. 

I just really hate these "well you screwed everything up but you kinda sorta did the thing so here's the reward anyway" episodes. It's not funny, it's not cute, it's not subverting expectation, it's not a happy ending, it's ANNOYING! Yona and Sandbar could have had a great night without getting the award. The award shouldn't matter! Yet by giving it to them the show is basically saying it's all that matters (at least to me)

trash 5.5/10 

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It was a really simple episode, for better or worse. I like the Student Six as characters and I don't mind repeated morals generally. But for this episode, I guess I wanted to see more of Yona and Sandbar than what we saw, and the moral wasn't twisted in the way that's interesting.  Overall, definitely not a terrible episode! But it also plays things safe.

The highlight for me is all the little things. It's a formulaic episode, but it has a lot of heart, which I give it a lot of credit for. The song, Spike's goofy helmet, the Twister mat, all of it was all so cute.

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4 minutes ago, Zantetsuken said:

This is the worst episode of season 9 so far 

I am going to shine a spotlight on the major problem I have with the episode 
it's the same thing that made Non-Compete Clause completely reprehensible for me 

Why is it that Yona ruins the dance, ruins everyone's night, makes a mess of everything, Basically does everything you SHOULDN'T do to win the best pony pals award... but her and Sandbar still win the award?

T~T I'm sorry but that shouldn't happen 

And for all of you thinking "well they won the award cause it's My Little Pony and it has to have a happy ending."

To these people I point out the season 2 episode Hurricane Fluttershy. Rainbow Dash had aspirations of not only getting the water up to Cloudsdale but also breaking the previous wing power record. They didn't end up breaking that record, they just got the water up to Cloudsdale and I really REALLY LIKE THAT, it shows you can't get everything you want! I am convinced that if that episode was written today they would have broke the record. Cause it just seems today like if there is an award, trophy or title up for grabs you can accidentally kill 3 ponies and still get it cause why not. 

I just really hate these "well you screwed everything up but you kinda sorta did the thing so here's the reward anyway" episodes. It's not funny, it's not cute, it's not subverting expectation, it's not a happy ending, it's ANNOYING! Yona and Sandbar could have had a great night without getting the award. The award shouldn't matter! yet by giving it to them the show is basically saying it's all that matters (at least to me)

trash 5.5/10 

Every party needs a pooper, I guess.

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What I took from "She's All Yak": Yona is Best Pony Pal & Rarity is Best Pony! :rarity:

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SPOILER ALERT! This episode was really cute. It was nice to see a dance other than the Grand Galloping Gala. I enjoyed the “My Fair Lady” reference. Even though the plot is predictable it was nice to see how well it was executed with the sweet Friendship between Yona and Sandbar and see Sandbar not be as clueless as he was in “Uprooted”. In case people here are confused, Yona and Sandbar got the friends award because they stuck by each other, not because Yona ruined the dance. I know some Bronies always wonder why we don’t see much of the non pony creatures teaching non pony culture to ponies so the ending with everybody stomping like Yona was probably very satisfying to them as well as for me. The song was sweet. I liked how the new tree house was used as Yona’s hiding place. I just wish we had seen more of the inside of the treehouse.

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This episode kinda touched me really, though I will agree the moral feels a tad repeated here. That isn't a bad thing as what matters in a case like this is general execution, and I feel that was pulled off without much issue. Overall, it reminds me of that Discord episode where he tries to change himself for a Fluttershy tea party, but unlike there where Discord should've known better, Yona is from a totally different culture that was isolated from ponies for quite a long time. Her actions and reactions here felt completely natural and I could invest my attention and interest into it as a result.

While it's not my top fave from season 9, I really did enjoy it. And Yona is best Student 6. <3

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Decent episode. It's pretty much what I thought it would be tbh.

We have a nice song tho :P 

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37 minutes ago, Zantetsuken said:

Why is it that Yona ruins the dance, ruins everyone's night, makes a mess of everything, Basically does everything you SHOULDN'T do to win the best pony pals award... but her and Sandbar still win the award?

T~T I'm sorry but that shouldn't happen 

And for all of you thinking "well they won the award cause it's My Little Pony and it has to have a happy ending."

To these people I point out the season 2 episode Hurricane Fluttershy. Rainbow Dash had aspirations of not only getting the water up to Cloudsdale but also breaking the previous wing power record. They didn't end up breaking that record, they just got the water up to Cloudsdale and I really REALLY LIKE THAT, it shows you can't get everything you want! I am convinced that if that episode was written today they would have broke the record. Cause it just seems today like if there is an award, trophy or title up for grabs you can accidentally kill 3 ponies and still get it cause why not. 

I just really hate these "well you screwed everything up but you kinda sorta did the thing so here's the reward anyway" episodes. It's not funny, it's not cute, it's not subverting expectation, it's not a happy ending, it's ANNOYING! Yona and Sandbar could have had a great night without getting the award. The award shouldn't matter! Yet by giving it to them the show is basically saying it's all that matters (at least to me)

I agree with you on the bland execution but when it comes to your counter-example of a better execution it doesn't work quite the same. With Hurricane Fluttershy, the stretch in reach was a physical, objective goal. Either you break the record or you don't and if you don't then, oh well nothing can be done.

But with these "Best _____" awards it's ALWAYS subjective decision. Anything whether it be plot, characterization can impact the choice of such an award. And with a show so furiously focused on Friendship and an award solely focused on such a thing there is no way they would get around it with the characters involved. Twilight was never going to give a Friendship/pal based award away unless a great example was done. Plus it threw in more of that underlying inclusion she's pushing with her event.

The series is trying to do so many things that unfortunately implications are going to pop up regardless what decision.

I personally would have liked to see Yona present it to someone else, but then you have her subjectivity to factor in where there wasn't any present to use. Or just have her reject the prize out right or not even bring it up in the end, but then that's a Chekhov's gun that never went off.

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18 minutes ago, PathfinderCS said:

This episode kinda touched me really, though I will agree the moral feels a tad repeated here. That isn't a bad thing as what matters in a case like this is general execution, and I feel that was pulled off without much issue. Overall, it reminds me of that Discord episode where he tries to change himself for a Fluttershy tea party, but unlike there where Discord should've known better, Yona is from a totally different culture that was isolated from ponies for quite a long time. Her actions and reactions here felt completely natural and I could invest my attention and interest into it as a result.

While it's not my top fave from season 9, I really did enjoy it. And Yona is best Student 6. <3

Yona will always be best Yak :D 

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Whoever animated Rarity in this episode made a lot of new faces for her. I think this episode was technically good; only problem is I don't really care about Yona. I liked the dynamic of the other four in this episode though. Boo Twilight. School dances are always awful.

Episodes like this naturally raise the question. Among the students, there are six different species, right?

In my head, there are actually only five, and griffons and hippogriffs are the same species. The only difference I can see are the back legs, which are hooves for hippogriffs, and paws for griffons. The difference isn't greater than the difference between unicorns and pegasi. So of all the viable parings, this is the only one that would work.

Fluttershy's line: "You are so well spoken." Already hear the complaints about yak prejudice dog whistles.

Ember's line: "She's gone full pony." You never go full pony, as we saw.

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