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S04:E04 - Daring Don't

S04:E04 - Daring Don't  

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  1. 1. Did you like it?

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In my opinion, instead of having Daring Do getting into trouble, they should have made it so Rainbow Dash got into trouble and Daring Do had to rescue her. That would have shown how much of an annoyance Rainbow Dash really was to Daring Do.

I disagree. I think this would have weakened Rainbow Dash's character too much. Yes, Rainbow has had to be rescued before, but never by someone who was a personal hero to her. If Daring Do had to swoop in and save her, I think it would be impossible to separate her fangirlism from her damsel-in-distress situation. Much as I disliked the plot they chose, they at least let Dash be internally consistent throughout.

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The author of the Daring Do books looks like Daring Do! Check it out on MLP Wiki.

dat coincidence though. dun dun DUUUNNN!

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I loved this episode it was great, I understand so ponies did'nt like it, but to me it was super cool.

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The episode was okay for the most part but the idea of a universe in Daring Do suddenly existing without any hints of it existing in Equestria seems kinda ponyillogical to me.

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I think the episodes as pretty good. Though if I remember it wash bit cringe worthy when rainbows dash was fanboying lots.

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This episode was pretty cool having rainbow dash and the mane six actually meeting daring doo and going on an adventure with her. But i thought rainbow dash was kind of getting in the way and just plain being a 'Fan Girl' to her. It was kind of silly BUT it was very cool to see more of daring doo.

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New Synopsis: "Rainbow Dash has a Fangasm when she meets the author of her favorite book series"

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This episode surprised me in several ways.

The largest?

 

RD, the athlete and adventurer, obsessing with supreme geek Twi about a book.

 

Magical, I tell ya.

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I like how they showed that RD kind of had trouble keeping an aloof disposition. It showed that she isn't always the coolest person in the room and she doesn't always act that way. It showed more of the inner workings of a pony who can sometimes be kind of a jerk

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Overall, this wasn't one of my favorite episodes. I'm really just not very big on Daring Do and Rainbow Dash, so most of it was that, but there were a few things aside from that that messed with my head. One being that this whole world exists. When somepony writes about something irl, there are always some ponies who obsess over it and learn everything about it. You'd think that if this stuff was publisized, somepony would have figured out by now that this is real, especially if where A.K. Yearling lives isn't a secret.

Another thing that really got on my nerves was at the very end, after the last hug with A.K. Yearling. Rainbow Dash writes, "Just had the coolest adventure with the coolest pony ever." When she finishes her entry, she hears a knock at the door, and recieving a package, exclaims that she got the new book a week before anypony else. The same book that wasn't supposed to be published for another six months. The book that hadn't been finished yet when she left earlier that day. Even if she'd waited a day or two to write the entry, she wouldn't have waited six months.

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I liked the episode, it was fun to see that Daring Doo was a actual thing in their world :)

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Who else thinks that Rainbow Dash has a romantic crush on Daring Do

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Title: Daring Don't

Air Date: December 7th, 2013

Synopsis: When the latest book in the Daring Do series is delayed, Rainbow Dash and her friends decide to offer their help to the book’s author so that she can finish it.

 


:umad: Look everypony, DHX invested in leak-proof packaging after last weeks' mishap.

Time for everyone's daring adventure storybook pony to return, hmm? More Dashie episodes are always a good thing B) And with books, no less.

 

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Loved the theme, how great reading books are.  I love books too.  However, because of my ADD, I'll start a book and then want to start a different one at the same time.  There are so many books in my house and at the library that I've started but never finished.  Well, except for "The Never Ending Story". I love that one so much I've read it a thousand times =^.^=

I liked the episode, it was fun to see that Daring Doo was a actual thing in their world :)

Me too =^.^= Reminds me of "Joan Wilder" in "Romancing the Stone". Except their heroic rescue was more like "falling with grace". Walking in a native village "just pretend we're from Natural Geographic". Not as much heroic action as Daring Do, but it was funny. 

This was an awesome episode. We got to see Daring Do for real this time and the Mane 6 got to adventure with her. One of my favorite episodes and one of the first I watched.

I agree.  I would love it if they had made more episodes with her.  Daring Do has such an interesting back story, that the story ideas would have been endless. 

very good episode, I enjoy continuity & I really don't understand why people don't like it.

I can see why. Not much action with the other ponies. So, if you're a fan of Daring Do or Rainbow Dash, it'll be a great episode.  However, if you were hoping to see the other ponies, you might be disappointed.  Twilight did a little play-on with Rainbow when reminiscing about Daring Do's stories, and that was interesting. 

I loved how different this episode was compared with the others.  Sometimes I see myself in Rainbow Dash, when waiting for the Harry Potter books.  I loved how they had Pinkie Pie paint red lines on the ground, similar to the red lines they shown on the map - very Pinkie of her. The exchanges that Twilight and Rainbow Dash had was cool, and the look the others gave them while trying to follow them was hilarious.  The story line did remind me a lot of Indiana Jones.  Even the evil creatures were similar to the villains in Indiana Jones: The Arch of the Covenant.  Then having a scene how Daring Do really did need help was cute, too.  Yes, I would give it two thumbs up. 

 

And yes, there was even a cute scene with Futtershy at the beginning. As she was flying with Rainbow Dash, holding her tail, and looking down, "Oh, Rainbow, I don't know". Cuteness to the infinity =^.^=

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kinda of an interesting episode where rainbow and friends travel to other side of equestria to meet her idol. i first thought her idol was being nasty to her, then later she wasn't that bad. just a wee bit antisocial

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Another one of my favorites..though it shocked me how violent it got..I wonder how many parents got angry and threw a fit (lol). I loved seeing Daring Do and was surprised by the continued call backs to Harry Potter. (AK Yearling. HA lol) but overall..I still got an Indiana Jones or Lara Croft vibe here...but loved the twist with how she was really like and how Rainbow Dash had to handle said situation. Overall, a decent episode that I definitely enjoyed!

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Despite what a lot people have said about this episode, I really loved it.

It's one of my favorite season 4 episodes.

I found it to be really fun and had great action.

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Are these ponies in this unfinished jigsaw puzzle I found the same henchmen from Daring Don't?

 

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I liked this Episode, it had good action, i just find it a bit stupid, that we started with her latest Adventure and had almost no backstory to everything. Except for the few scenes from that Rainbow Dash Hospital scene.

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Honestly watching this episode again I had a blast, and if anything it gets way more hate than it deserves

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I adore the adventure here. All of the action scenes are great, the whole pulp narrative with Caballeron and Ahuizotl and such is incredibly fun, and I don't care what anyone says, Daring Do being real is totally awesome. Her general insistence on working alone, as well as the aggressive attitude she adopts throughout basically the whole adventure, is just delightful. All of that carries me through this, but a number of things bothered me on this viewing, mostly related to Rainbow Dash's behaviour. The moral isn't necessarily bad, but Rainbow's general ineptitude here is a weird way of conveying it, and not really all that fun to watch. I love her enthusiasm, but it kept getting in the way of her judgment to the point that she frequently became annoying here. She displays an uncharacteristic lack of situational awareness and common sense, and while that is explained by the narrative, it's not always entertaining, and for a while seems to disprove the moral the episode's going for: if she's just gonna get in the way, maybe she should just go home. Maybe if the scene where they actually discuss that scene had a better argument, I would have enjoyed this episode a bit more; as is, it didn't entirely convince me. 

Also, as much as I'd like to just shut my brain off and enjoy the pulp tropes, I do have some boring social criticisms of this episode, specifically as regards its Aztec motif. Ahuizotl just isn't all that fleshed out, and his motivation isn't all that clearly explained, so it kinda comes off like some weird "savage mysticism" type thing, which is a touch culturally insensitive, especially when you get into his entirely unexplained followers. The cultural motif has an exotic flavour which feels kinda insidious to me, but then again, it's not entirely clear who Ahuizotl is or what the society he comes from is like. There's a conversation between Rainbow and Twilight which blathers incoherently about the plot of the books, but that just brings up funky ideas of dark magic which are even more reminiscent of old racist stereotypes. I guess it's just a comedic take on a bunch of pulp adventure tropes, but those pulp adventures are not known for progressive representational politics. Sorry, I know this stuff is a drag, but I just wish the show paid more attention to this kind of stuff. 

Also, they straight-up say "four corners of Tenochtitlan." So Daring just needs to scour some big city? 

Score:
Entertainment: 7/10
Characters: 7/10

Themes: 6/10
Story: 6/10
Overall: 65/100

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I found this episode to be really boring. The action scenes were a little fun, but most of it felt very uninteresting to me. I can see others liking this episode more, but nothing here really stuck out to me.

Score: 5/10

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I wasn’t wild about Daring Do being real, but I’m liking it more now. It paints a bigger picture of the world, and we have more heroes than we see.

My only real issue was the Mane 6 doing nothing while Daring Do was being attacked. I can see being surprised into immobility, but the fight went on way too long for them to just stand there the entire time. The incompetence stays a bit too long with Rainbow Dash, even with fan girlism being the reason.

While it’s neat that Rainbow Dash is in the book, wouldn’t that give away to everyone that Daring Do is real? Rainbow Dash isn’t the type to keep quiet about her adventures.

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