WaterPulse

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  1. 1 hour ago, Metemponychosis said:

    I understand what you mean. "Something about it seemed..." Vapid" is the word you're looking for. 

    Near the end the cartoon tried so hard to tell a message about inclusivity that diversity lost its meaning.

    The message about how everyone is important, not only Twilight was so heavy handed I'm left wondering what even is the point of her being put up as so important, which is exactly the problem with Celestia.

    It's an utopia where the good guys have the right of way and other cultures are represented as quirky versions of the same thing instead of different cultures with different agendas. Kinda like someone made a movie were the christians and muslims united against the big bad evil guy by praying to Jesus. Surrounded by fanservice.

    That sounds about right?

    Yeah, it does sound right. Thank you for helping me put it into words.

    Also, that McCarthy interview you mentioned kind of explains why the quest plots kind of went downhill in the show's second half. Not that it didn't have problems before that, but there was some sort of stability to it. I'm guessing it's due to Season 5 was wrapping up most of the last major plots that had originated in the start of the show - Luna getting over her demons, the CMC getting their Cutie Marks, Twilight solidifying her title as Princess of Friendship by stopping Tirek and Starlight - that when they tried to add new elements to it - including Throax becoming King, Flurry Heart's origin, the Pillars of Old Equestria, the School of Friendship - they didn't try to change their approach on telling these stories.

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  2. On 2/15/2020 at 5:40 PM, Number95 said:

    If you really want, you can express your thoughts anyways as I don't mind spoilers, though I'm not sure if there's much to spoil. I haven't read too much about the final episodes yet as I'm not terribly curious about how the show ends, and there's not much of a point in doing so as I know I would never be satisfied with how the show ended.

     

    If that's the case, let me give it a generalized analysis.

    If you haven't already guessed, the finale (outside the final episode, which basically serves as an epilogue) was rushed - IMO, it's probably the most rushed one since Season 6. One too many ideas crammed into it, with one of them not only not having enough build up, but was also recycled from a previous season.

    And that's about it. I was expecting to write something more. Oh well.

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  3. I was getting past the opening titles and was thinking "Wait, Garble's gonna be Smolder's brother, isn't he?" Sure enough, he was.

    I'm guess Ember was trying to go the "cuchy cuchy coo" route because she was desperate due to Torch not giving her much instruction on how to get the eggs to hatch.

    As for the episode itself, I think the concept is okay (Garble being a beat poet gave me a chuckle), but the way it was handled was, well, okay. It's one of those "could have been worse, but could have been better" episodes.

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