|The Mothership |
Man y'all get awful serious about your cartoon programs.
Maybe it's just a friendship problem, and it'll all be cleared up in a half an hour or so?
I've always avoided actually watching an episode of MLP because I was worried that I'd like it and be forced to become a weird(er) nerd.
Turns out I was worried for nothing, because it's just boring.
You and RoUS made a bad call by watching this one, Master Ashtar! This is NOT an episode you want to watch unless you're a fan of the show, and have at least some prior knowledge of the fan community. This entire episode is awesome, truly something special in the annals of popular animation - but it's stuffed to bursting with memes and allusions and visual puns, so much so that if aren't able to follow brony semiotics, you probably won't get much out of the episode!
This is the Umberto Eco, or even the James Joyce, of My Little Pony episodes. If you can understand what's going on, it's a real treat! But if you can't, then yeah, to you it's probably just going to come off as a confusing, boring mess.
I am sorry this episode proved to be such a disappointment for you guys. As non-fans with little or no experience with Pony, I'd recommend watching an episode like "Dragonshy", "Lesson Zero", "Maud Pie" or "Sonic Rainboom" instead; those episodes are far more accessible, and have a stronger structural foundation. ("Sonic Rainboom" in particular; as an academic, I'd wager that Rainbow's struggles with pressure are something you'd be able to relate to)
EvilHomer, what the fuck is your mental dysfunction?
Don't be mean to those with mental disabilities (like the writers and fans of MLP), themilkshark. Besides, I'm pretty sure that EvilHomer is like that on purpose.
Yeah, maybe this isn't the best first episode. I guess I'm just not inside the brony he-mane-utic circle.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
This is pretty much the first time since the first episode where I've bothered to watch the show, mainly because two of my Facebook friends posted this exact episode, almost in gleeful tears from how good they thought it was.
I don't get it but I won't rain on anyone's parade.
Just kidding, one star.
This episode was made to pander to the fans so its horrible for anypony outside the loop. You shouldn't have been introduced this way.
LOL RANDOM EPIC FAIL FTW FEELS
Meh. This was just a less funny, horse-based version of 22 Short Films About Springfield.
Shame on the internet for forgetting about Steamed Hams.
As much as I loved 22 SFAS, there is a significant difference here: namely, that most of the content in "Slice of Life" was crowdsourced directly from the fandom. 22 SFAS showcased a lot of secondary characters, characters who *had* speaking roles and established personalities, but usually showed up only to interact with one of the main characters. This episode, however, was all about tertiary and background characters, characters whose stories and personalities were defined, often wholly, by fans of the show.
Is it as good as 22 SFAF? Probably not. It's hard to top Steamed Hams. But what the writers and animators have accomplished here is undoubtedly even more special.
(also, 22 Short Films aired twenty years ago. Twenty! The amount of time that has passed between then and now, is roughly TWICE the amount of time as had passed between 22 SFAS and the original airing of "The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones"!)
|The New Meat |
haha how Internety.
IFor once I agree with the pony haters. Theinternet meddling has gone too far. The writers need to disconnect for a while.
What meddling? "Steven Magnet" and the Twilight Scepter, those were a bit too Internet. Everything else was perfectly organic and might just as well have been written by the creative team itself.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Derpy fans: 1
Who's Derpy? BTW I'm going to write letters to Hasbro to complain about that offensive Muffins pony.
You go right ahead. Just don't expect the letter to show up, because Derpy's back and she's the Official Mailpony.
Time Turner's part could have been shorter. I didn't really care for some of the accents. However, Gummy, the Princesses bickering, and the ending were especially good. I'm also glad they cleared up the Sweetie Drops /Bon Bon issue.
I didn't care too much for this. Uber pandering like this takes away the magic that made us all fall in love with the show to begin with. It was a total waste, they may as well have cobbled together 20 minutes of memes and fan videos. They could have made an episode with background characters without stooping to this. I know the fans loved it for the most part, bit for the most part these characters are ruined. Secret agent Bon Bon is too cheesy to use in anything serious. They should have announced that it wasn't cannon as was done in the Uncle Grandpa / Steven Universe cross over.
Secret Agent Bon Bon was a bit much for me, too, but after I finished the episode, I thought about it a bit more, and you know what? I like that they made Bon Bon a secret agent pony, because that's a pretty badass job, and it's important to show that the Mane Six aren't the only ponies who can go on adventures and defeat monsters. I did not like the fact that Bon Bon's "real" name is Sweetie Drops; personally, I have always favoured the name Bon Bon, and I'd rather have Sweetie Drops be the fake name, in much the same way DJ Pon3 is the stagename of Vinyl Scratch. Other than that, I was pretty pleased with the episode. There were a few problems - limited speaking roles for Aloe and Lotus, no Roid Rage one-liner, and Rainbow Dash getting kicked into a house - but overall I thought it was good, and if anything, could have used MORE pandering and LESS Mane Six!
What they should do is hire a team of artists from within the fandom and put them to work animating a spin-off program which showcases different background ponies each week. The MLP writing staff should supervise everything very carefully, of course, but that way hasbro can have a nerdy, pandering show AND keep the magic of the original intact! The best of both worlds! Unlike, say, the royal hipster mess that is the AdventureGuym/ Stephen Unibro fandom, which is pretty much all pandering, all the time, and at least in SU's case, never had that magic to begin with.
And come on... The Big Lebowski Ponies. Surely THAT made you smile!
This cartoon is sad. Grown men watch this to battle depression. It's a horrible, horrible toy commercial.
Five stars because MLP always brings out the best in people here.
did that horse just talk!!!!
Does the mare-on-mare action include Applejack?
Umm... can someone say where you fast-forward to the lesbian ponies?
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