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  1. Hello everyone! I just wanted to notify everyone of my name change to avoid confusion. I changed my name to match my name on another MLP forum and the EQD website itself.

    AnalyticalGamer -> EpicEnergy

  2. I love your current name and avatar! Infinite is my favorite Sonic Forces character, and high on the list of my favorite Sonic characters in all.

    1. Dr Ned
    2. Dr Ned

      Dr Ned

      so how have you been?

      *adjusts mask*

    3. EpicEnergy


      I have been feeling great the past few days, how about you?

  3. EpicEnergy

    Favorite place to be tickled?

    I put "other" because I don't like to be tickled at all. It doesn't bother me too much, but as a natural reflex whenever I get tickled my body throws a fit. I'm kicking my legs and throwing my hands all over the place, so it's best to avoid tickling me unless you want to get bruised up
  4. EpicEnergy

    Season 8, Episode 12: Marks for Effort

    I think this episode was good. One thing I need to address is Twilight’s apology to the CMCs for punishing them. MLP FiM writer Nicole Dubuc said that Twilight’s action of promoting the CMCs to tutors at the school was enough, since “actions are always stronger than words”. Is the staff member right? This discussion occurred in the Equestria Daily pony community soapbox #102 where ElementOfFaith’s post is featured which is titled “Marks for Effort: Saying “I’m Sorry” in Words or Actions?”. ElementOfFaith disagreed with the staff member (see more in the link at the bottom of this comment). Let me give you my view. Remember, I speak only in the context of this episode. I see the harshness of the punishment, as staying away from the school and its students is a nightmare for the CMCs. I also see that the CMCs were super happy and excited when they received their graduation diplomas and were invited to become tutors at the school. Furthermore, Cozy Glow was the one who apologized instead of Twilight, because it was all Cozy Glow’s fault. Therefore, based on these observations, no apology was needed from Twilight because her punishment on the CMCs was based off Cozy Glow’s behavior. Twilight’s actions, the CMC’s excitement and joy, and Cozy Glow’s apology were sufficient enough, there was no need for Twilight herself to apologize. I agree and disagree with Nicole Dubuc, as Twilight didn’t need to apologize in the current situation, but actions alone were not enough. I shall now address the characters and world building. I liked the comparison made with Twilight’s School of Friendship and Miss Cherilee’s school. I was wondering when distinctions between these two schools would occur. Cozy Glow is a likeable character as of now; however, I found the fact that whatever she does turns out differently in the end to be somewhat mysterious. Her Cutie Mark also stirs up my curiosity. Clearly there is more to her than meets the eye. Links: EQD Pony Community Soapbox #102 An error occurred and the post by ElementOfFaith appeared in soapbox #103, this time with the addition of a picture of the staff member’s statements: EQD Pony Community Soapbox #103 Image link and credit: Image source Image by SailorTrekkie92 (DeviantArt user)
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    Season 8, Episode 8: The Parent Map

    I have many things to say about this episode. First, the Cutie Map problem is in here. The problem I am referring to is the mysterious attributes of the Cutie Map that remain unexplained. Some say it is arbitrary and like a plot-device. It does seem that way, especially with it being used to summon Sunburst and Starlight and other characters outside of the mane six for no stated reason. I personally wouldn’t jump to that conclusion yet, but I am starting to lean that way as more ponies and creatures are being summoned. Hopefully the developers will explain this incident in future episodes. Now I will shift my focus toward the plot, characters, and moral. The town ponies are well characterized for side characters, and their occupations add to this. I also love that Sunburst’s Mom and Starlight’s Dad are introduced. The parents of the main characters and some side characters are great parts of the entire MLP FiM series. One never would have thought that the parents of the mane six we watched since season 1 and Starlight since season 5 would suddenly become canon, yet here we are with all of them! I digress. Moving on to a different topic, Sunburst and Starlight are portrayed in a negative way in half of this episode, as they are completely oblivious to the obvious fact that the friendship between them and their parents is the real friendship problem; moreover, it is so obvious that even the town ponies see it. Of course, Starlight and Sunburst eventually recognize this and take immediate action, which then portrays them in a positive way. They took responsibility and told their parents about how they really felt about how they were being treated. This all links to the moral. Therefore, in conclusion to this part of my comment, I am content with the way the characters, the plot, and the moral was handled. I would like to add that I am pleased with the world building. We actually got to see where Starlight and Sunburst grew up and know more about their past in Sire’s Hollow. Despite its mediocre appearance at first, this town is great when you look deeper. The walls give you a feeling of security, but it does spark my curiosity as I wonder what purpose these walls serve. This town also gives you two differing sections – the modern and the classic.
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    Why did the movie get mixed reviews?

    You are right about your first guess, as the stigma is one of the reasons why there is mixed reception; however, there are many other reasons I won't get into that resulted in this mixed reception. In the end, I think the movie was excellent, but obviously not blockbuster material (which should be expected due to the target audience of this movie).
  7. EpicEnergy

    Season 8, Episode 5: Grannies Gone Wild

    This episode was very entertaining! I commend the character building in this episode. Every so often side characters need to get this, as it gives us interesting stories and opens the door for so much potential. The world building is spectacular, since we don’t get to see Los Pegasus very often in episodes; come to think of it, I think this is the second time we saw this place featured in the entire MLP FiM series. The moral is also great and very practical. Aside from all that, the only thing I wasn’t happy with was Rainbow Dash being the ‘party pooper’ and ruining everypony’s fun all because of some silly list, but at the end I can forgive this. All that being said, I would rate this episode 4.4 of 5 stars. Hopefully Trixie’s dad will be featured in one of the future episodes! I find the resemblance hard to deny. Image Source Image by jharr23 (DeviantArt user)
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    Season 8, Episode 3: The Maud Couple

    This episode was great and enjoyable, aside from Mudbriar’s mildly irritating shtick. Maud’s stand-up comedy was fantastic, as it had me laughing all the way through; furthermore, it links in with what Maud said in S7 episode 4, providing a natural feel to this episode on Maud’s part. Aside from all that, I found it interesting that Pinkie, who was friends with everypony, who did whatever she could to be friends with Cranky Doodle, did not even try to get along with Mudbriar at first. It took her sisters to get her to apologize and become friends. I think the reason why Pinkie found it so hard to be friends with him because of his technicality combined with his personality in general. Overall, I would rate this episode 3.75/5 stars.
  9. Hey everyone, I’m back! In case you don’t know, I went offline from this forum when the mid-season 8 hiatus began. Near the middle of this hiatus I returned for a day to post when I was going to back online because I received unofficial information that season 8 would air August 4. I said I would return on July 29 if the information was correct; however, since the next season 8 episode will most likely air early on July 20 (according to the updated information on Zap2it and EQD post, links down below), I have decided to return today just to be safe. I won’t be online every day, but my activity will return to normal soon. I am taking a summer class that will end near the end of August, so my activity will be limited. Expect to see many posts and comments, as I need to comment on a few season 8 episode discussions before more come out; moreover, over the hiatus I have accumulated additional thoughts, ideas, and observations I would like to share.

    Links (warning: S8 spoilers in Zap2it link):

    Link to Zap2it 

    Link to EQD post 

    1. Dr Ned

      Dr Ned

      hows it been?

    2. EpicEnergy


      I've been having a great summer! I hope you've been having the same!

    3. Dr Ned

      Dr Ned

      its been great so far

  10. Update: According to the Equestria Daily website who got the information from Zap2it, the next episode to air will potentially air on August 4, which means that the mid-season hiatus will end earlier than anticipated if this information proves to be correct (this is unofficial as of now). Assuming the earlier date is correct, I will no longer be inactive on this website starting July 29; however, during that time I will be taking an online college course, so my activity will be limited until I complete it. Aside from that, the mid-season hiatus went by really fast for me (even though it is only a 56-day hiatus) and as right now it is already nearing its halfway point which is July 7. I am very excited for the season to resume its normal schedule and I'm already hyped!

    Click on the links below to view the Season 8 airing information for yourself (spoiler warning): 

    Zap2it  follow this link to Zap2it then go to the "Episode Guide" to see when episode 14 is airing (spoilers included: episode 14 synopsis) 

    Equestria Daily

  11. EpicEnergy

    Season 8, Episode 13: The Mean 6

    This episode surprised me in many ways. I thought this episode would be Chrysalis's last, but thankfully it was not. She deserves a 2-part episode since she is the only unreformed villain that has been around since season two. The mean six undoubtedly are the reversed sides of the mane six that the evil Discord manipulated, and it was great to see them return in season 8. What also astonished me was how the tree of harmony defended itself from the attack. Overall, I would consider this episode to be one of the best season 8 has offered so far.
  12. I didn't read the spoiler side of this post (spoilers for the second half of season 8), but I think you are right in saying that testing friendship is the moral for season 8; however, I have a few things I would like to point out. We see this moral appear quite often in season 8, but I think it extends further than that. Friendships are tested in other seasons as well, so I think we could say that this is linked to the theme of the entire Friendship is Magic series; however, friendship is the overall theme of this series, so friendships being tested should be expected and should occur throughout the series. Aside from that, I don't see how this is a moral - I think the word "theme" describes it better. To sum this up, I think friendship is the overall theme of season 8 so far, and that this theme is a secondary theme in the entire Friendship is Magic series. As for Neighsay's potential redemption, it wouldn't bother me if that happened as long as he stops his "speciesism".
  13. As we all know, the first half of MLP FiM Season 8 is over and the hiatus is beginning. Because of this, I will be entirely inactive starting June 13. Depending on the circumstances, the only reasons I may log in for a brief amount of time would be either to reply to a comment or edit a post. Aside from the previous exceptions, I won't be online until the hiatus is over or until further notice. Have a great summer! /) 

    1. Leonbrony17


      Have a great summer too. :)

  14. EpicEnergy

    My Season 8 Theories

    "My Season 8 Theories" by AnalyticalGamer Warning! contains season 8 spoilers Introduction This post contains all my current season 8 theories based on the released episodes. Note that only half of season 8 has been released, so I may post more theories during or at the end of the second half of season 8 depending on the circumstances. While I call them all theories, there are a few that are more of facts that have been gained through observations rather than theories, and I will be sure to point this out. I also will use some canonical information that will assist in developing my theories. You might notice how I state a fact or use some canonical information then place a portion of my theory right in with it for it to make sense – I will do the best I can to distinguish my theories from these facts and information, but I might make a mistake or be unclear, so please point anything out where I messed up. One last thing before I begin, most of these theories basically fill in the holes that My Little Pony S8 left unfilled and provide potential explanations to these unstated concepts. Feel welcome to expound on my theories and share your own! Theory 1: Why Ember is Angrier in Season 8 than the Previous Seasons Before I begin, I must explain a concept that will assist in my theory's development; also, this concept is more of a fact rather than a theory. Obviously, there is a time gap between the Movie and S8, because (1) the School of Friendship suddenly appears, (2) the pirates re-build their ship, and (3) the kingdom of the Hippogriffs is rebuilt. I have no idea how long the time gap is, but I will say that it probably ranges from 1 week to 1 year. With that being said, I shall now move on to my theory. Why does Ember act angrier in season 8 (episodes 1 and 2 in particular)? I think there is a background to this – something happened to her before she was first seen in S8 ep 1. In the time gap I previously explained, I theorize that something happened in the dragon-land – something that irritated Ember. I would say that a fight occurred since Ember was trying to enforce a new rule that the dragons must share their feelings with each other to become friends (S7 ep 15), and this probably backfired making them fight even more. She said it herself, competing is in their nature, and I don't think any-creature would change that easily, especially dragons. After this occurred, I think Smolder put up a small fight and was highly reluctant to go to the School of Friendship, making Ember even more angry. On top of all that, she gets offended by Neighsay which makes her even more frustrated. The result is an increase of hostility and anger that was set off as soon as Neighsay revealed his 'speciesism'. Theory 2 Part 1: How the Hippogriff Pearl Works I was thinking how every single Hippogriff possessed one very small fraction of the pearl, and a few questions came to my mind. How many pieces are left? What does the Queen do when she is out of the pieces and new baby Hippogriffs are born? Are there more pearls out there? I will provide a theory to answer these questions, but there are more possibilities out there. I don't know how many pieces are left, but I will assume at least a few since every single Hippogriff seen already has one (except the children); furthermore, I assume that because it is very unlikely to have just enough pieces of the same size for every single Hippogriff. The second answer is the answer to both the second and third questions. I theorize that there are more pearls that have similar characteristics to the one we saw in the Movie. This would mean that the Queen doesn't need to worry about running out of pearl shards and new baby hippogriffs being unable to change forms. On the negative side, multiple pearls would also pose a slight danger and responsibility to the hippogriffs, as there are more pearls to protect from those who would want to use those pearls for evil and selfish purposes. Theory 2 Part 2: How Hippogriff Children Earn Their Necklaces I re-watched episode 6 about a week and a half after it aired, and something sparked my attention – why did no child hippogriff had a necklace? This leads me to my final part of my theory. I think that the children hippogriffs must earn their necklaces, just like how a child pony must earn his or her cutie mark. This would mean that Terramar was not in a position that is comparable to that of earning a cutie mark because he would have already earned his necklace. This final question that comes up about this part of my theory – how do hippogriffs earn their necklaces? I think the simple answer is that they must wait until they become old enough. Of course, this answer would mean that hippogriffs earning their necklaces are not like ponies earning their cutie marks in the sense that there is no special talent to be earned; rather, a special privilege is received at a certain age. Theory 3: Celestia is Immune to Phoenix Feathers According to season 8 episode 11, ponies' ears clog up when exposed to phoenix feathers. This makes me wonder...since Celestia has a pet phoenix, does she ever have clogged up ears from this? Not as far as we know of, so I theorize that Celestia is immune to the phoenix feather effects. Celestia has the power to raise the sun, and phoenixes have sun-like abilities as well, which would render their feathers' effects as harmless to Celestia. One question arises from this theory – is this immunity only for Celestia, or do all alicorns possess it? I think it is only for Celestia. I say this because alicorns are like unicorns when it comes to magic, and Rarity was affected by phoenix feathers. Also, alicorns are ponies and Zecora most likely was referring to pony-kind in general when she said that ponies' ears clog up from phoenix feathers.
  15. EpicEnergy

    Twilight Sparkle's size

    I don't see that she has become taller, maybe she just looks that way because of the CMCs and Cozy Glow in "Marks for Effort". They make her look taller than she really is.
  16. EpicEnergy

    Season 8, Episode 11: Molt Down

    Excellent episode, 10/10!
  17. EpicEnergy

    What Is The Best MLP: FIM Song

    Right now the best song in my opinion is the Smile, Smile, Smile song, but that normally changes depending on how I'm feeling because there are soo many other great songs. I would also like to bring up another song. This isn't the best, but it takes first place for most repeated - the MLP FiM theme song. "My little pony, my little pony, what is friendship all about?" "My little pony, my little pony..." you have asked this question over 150x! The funny thing is I never skip it either. My mind normally wonders off though because I've heard it more than 1,000 times.
  18. EpicEnergy

    What if you could make your own MLP episode?

    I would make an episode that focuses on multiple background ponies and call it "The Secret Lives of Background Ponies". I would keep the size of this episode roughly two and a half hours long per part.
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    Season 8, Episode 10: The Break Up Break Down

    I loved this episode! The characters were well handled in my opinion, as well as the world building. I never would have guessed the way ponies did their mail and how their postal office functioned, and it makes me wonder whether this system is exclusively used in Ponyville, and how the other Equestrian postal systems work if it isn't. Aside from that, I also appreciate the morals that were taught and how they were taught. Overall, I think that this episode is a great success, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    Season 8, Episode 9: Non-Compete Clause

    I don't consider this episode to be high on my list of liked episodes, as watching two ponies argue is basically the entire episode wrapped up in a nutshell. Like many others have said before, it's like the season 1 episode "Fall Weather Friends". It disappoints me that the teachers failed, and that the students had to take the initiative. Despite all that, I did enjoy the episode anyways, especially the student six - they were great in this episode. On that topic, I can't help but mention Ocellus's form she took when creating a distraction to save Applejack and Rainbow Dash. She made a fantastic performance, and I really enjoyed it. LOL, I was like Gallus in this image when I first saw Ocellus take that form - except my mouth was wide open and I was saying "what!!!!" in astonishment. Come on, you probably did the same! Those teeth look soo massive and intimidating, yet her expression seems so kind. I don't know...maybe it's just me, I might be going crazy. Image by Vector-Brony
  21. EpicEnergy

    Season 8, Episode 7: Horse Play

    Comment on Inconsistencies I am not pleased with the moral of this story, which is don't lie to your friend, even if she is a princess. I think the writers could have done a better job on this. It is inconsistent with many things, but I can forgive it because the writers were more focused on Celestia. Even though the moral is inconsistent and unpleasing, it still helps to make this episode very funny and enjoyable. Before I continue, I want to expound on one particular inconsistency. Twilight should have listened to Applejack in the first place and be honest with Celestia because Twilight has already learned this lesson directly and indirectly and it is obvious for her. Doesn't this sound familiar? This is like Starlight learning repeatedly not to use magic to control or change other ponies. That is one major reason why people don't like Starlight. I know this is a one-time event for Twilight, but it seems inconsistent with her character and more like a plot-device than anything, which makes it sound familiar again. Celestia has been used as a plot-device to make a villain appear more powerful, and I think the same is happening with Twilight and her mistake of being dishonest. That is all I wanted to point out – not that it is bad, but that it is a repeated inconsistency. Now for the 'mane' comment which is about Celestia We all know this episode was made to make Celestia a better character, but did it accomplish that? Simply put, yes; however, there is more to than that. I will now give what Celestia was like before the episode and what the episode changed about that. 1.Before the episode, Celestia's role of raising the sun was not depicted as great as you may think. The hearth's warming story nerfed it, as well as the possibility that other ponies could raise it. Raising the sun may at first glance seem special, but no one could see why and no reasons were given either. This episode changed that, because now we understand that it takes multiple unicorns to raise the sun, and the effects are a loss of magic. We also are told that without the sun being raised the land would covered in darkness for all eternity, so Celestia plays a crucial role in Equestria. Thus, Celestia being able to raise the sun without losing magic is now seen as special and unique. Now we have a problem the episode didn't see coming – what about Luna? She raised the sun perfectly fine without losing any magic and so did Twilight and Discord. To conclude, raising the sun is now more special than it used to be because we know that only powerful characters can raise it alone. 2.Before the episode, Celestia's role as ruler of Equestria was not seen as high, mighty, and important because there was no evidence apart from some ponies just saying that. Celestia as a ruler was not seen as being greater than that of other rulers because there was no support, and Luna was even seen as better than her. The episode changed that, and now we see that Celestia has very great leadership qualities as she directs the play and overcomes the difficult problems that arise when the play is progressing. 3.Before the episode, Celestia is depicted as weak and not so powerful because she always loses in a fight with a villain, and when she wins it's only because she uses the elements of harmony or has somepony else's help. Some people say we never really see her stand-alone magic, even though I would disagree. The episode never addresses this issue though, so we don't receive anything on this matter. In the end, I would say that we need Celestia to defeat a villain instead of being defeated by them all the time. Hopefully we get a 'Celestia saves the day' episode sometime or another in terms of fighting villains. To conclude this section, I shall add to my answer of my question, did this episode make Celestia a better character? Yes, but not too much better. She still has major problems that need fixing, but the problems fixed must suffice for the time being. Smaller, Additional Comments First, I wanted to mention that I love Celestia's characteristics seen in this episode. The writers have really improved her as a character. Second, I like the new event Twilight decided to celebrate: the 1s-versary. What about Luna though? Shouldn't they celebrate her 1s-versary for raising the moon for the 1,111th year from when she first raised it? I think Twilight is biased. Third, I feel like Celestia was like Twilight when they both were young. I say this because Celestia said she was 'too busy' with her magic lessons to have time to get involved with the many plays her friends were involved in, which is like Twilight when she was 'too busy' reading books to hang out with her friends. Fourth, Celestia admits she has no acting experience, but this is false. Celestia must have at least an intermediate amount of experience, and I'm sure she acts a lot when she is feeling tired but must pretend otherwise when she is doing her massive list of princess duties. Furthermore, she has been doing this for a thousand years. Fifth, I love Pinkie's Big Bertha! Why did it take Pinkie 8 seasons to reveal her ultimate party canon? That could have been useful in the season 4 Goof-off with Cheese Sandwich, but I guess it was reserved for royalty. I don't know what happened to it though after Pinkie revealed it, because it just disappeared from the episode after that. Comment Replies I think you will find satisfaction for this in my third small comment. It's funny how you think you know someone and yet they suddenly do something you would never expect them to do. I think Twilight and Spike are surprised how bad Celestia is at acting, which doesn't bleed into their relationship as they have never seen Celestia as an actress. We already know how much she would be missed if she vanished because she did vanish in the season 4 premiere. Regardless, Celestia desperately needs an episode where she obliterates a foe all on her own and that shows her significance as the high and mighty ruler of Equestria. All I ask for is at least one episode. I don't get this flaw. However, I think the writers put this in there to emphasis the fact that Celestia is a terrible actress and is completely unknowledgeable when it comes to the area. The flaw wasn't necessary though, and they could have excluded it and still have the depiction of Celestia as a bad actress. Yes, the inconsistencies are annoying. The bad thing is Twilight already learned this basic friendship lesson and it is obvious. On the other hand, I think you will enjoy the rest of the episode regardless of the mistakes. Image by jhayarr23
  22. EpicEnergy

    Thrond's Review Thread

    Terramar said "Every other Griff my age already knows where they belong". Terramar was pressured to choose because everyone else is doing it, so he felt that he must do it as well. Every Hippogriff as far as we know of has chosen one of the two places to live, so Terramar instinctively assumed he had to choose. Even the CMCs made a mistake and assumed that one had to choose between the two areas. There may have even been some peer pressure involved, but I cannot confirm. I don't think the Cutie Map needs a higher purpose. It is the instrument through which the mane six, Starlight, Spike, and now the CMCs learn and become aware of friendship problems of which some can lead to disastrous results if they are not dealt with. Without the map, many things could have went wrong for Equestria. I don't see how the map is contrived and arbitrary, so can you please expound on this? Also, why do you hate the Cutie Map? Hating the Cutie Map because it sends ponies on quests and furthers the plot is like hating the elements of harmony and the tree of harmony because they assist in the protection of Equestria. The Cutie Map is just an inanimate object that functions as an instrument in spreading and keeping alive the magic of friendship, what is there to hate?
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    Season 8, Episode 6: Surf and/or Turf

    My Comment On Location and Culture: I love this episode! It really gives us insight on the life of a Hippogriff. I could never imagine having to make a choice between Mount Aris and Seaquestria, and it's a good thing that you don't have to! Both areas were amazing, and I would turn out to be like Terramar, choosing to switch between the two. The events that both areas are interesting and plentiful, and I can see how you would never be bored when living at either place! So many things to do and admire, it is fantastic! The best part is being there with your friends! Time for me to take a vacation at the Kingdom of the Hippogriffs! On the characters: Twilight is definitely out of character here, even though she attempts to hide it. I love how she says that she is doing research, yet it is clear she is there to have fun. Don't worry Twilight, we all understand that everyone likes to have fun, play games, and take a day off! The CMCs are great here as well, but the only one who does her job best is Applebloom, who innocently stands there while Sweety Belle and Scootaloo fight with their opposing opinions – it reminds me of the common argument on the internet between best pony and other things, with an innocent bystander wondering why in the world of Equestria people make such a big deal out of these things. On Divorce (Edited) : I misunderstood some people here, and thanks to @Cinder Vel for letting me know. I agree with Cinder and others that divorce is allegorically hinted in this episode. Image by jhayarr23
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    Season 8, Episode 4: Fake It Til You Make It

    Introduction In this comment, I will describe what I think is going on in the episode. In my opinion the episode is good, but points must be deducted from my final rating because many concepts are hidden, which is why this episode seems very illogical and careless with its characters (Fluttershy in particular). What other episodes can learn from this one: DON'T make the major points hidden – not everyone likes to look for the hidden and hard to find points and not everyone finds them, so just be communicative and have Fluttershy give a clear explanation for her actions. No one likes to be left in the dark, especially when the dark makes Fluttershy look stupid. The 'Mane' Comment In this post I will answer four questions in this order: (1) what Fluttershy was thinking when she acted in a mean and harsh way, (2) why her plan was working to begin with, (3) when and how it went wrong, and (4) why Fluttershy was mean and bitter to her friends and critters. What was Fluttershy thinking when she acted in a mean and harsh way? The reason is very evident and clear - "I got so caught up trying to please all of your customers that..." *Rainbow Dash cuts her off* "What customers?". You see, Fluttershy's purpose was to please the customers by acting in a way she thought Saddle Row ponies acted. Why was her plan working? First, Fluttershy was acting like Rarity, which was correct until she met a pony who didn't understand fashion talk. When she saw that her view of a Saddle Row pony needed revision she also noticed that there are more types of a Saddle Row pony, and thus created three actors. To prove this let me quote Fluttershy - " I think I need a new character", and then the critters showed her a costume, which she nodded at indicating she intended to create a new character for the new character to produce satisfactory results, and it worked! So, when and how did it go wrong? Fluttershy was producing fantastic results until a customer reacted in a negative way to the tea (I shall call this customer the 'lukewarm tea hater'). Fluttershy must have changed her view of a Saddle Row pony here. After this, she made fashion remarks that portrayed a negative yet very fashion-knowledgeable view of the dresses. This is where her wrong view of a Saddle Row pony really came into play – all the time she was faking to be like Rarity because she thought it pleased the customers (which is right), but then she changed to acting like a stuck-up and rich fashion expert – this would be logical, as some ponies are this way and Fluttershy encountered some of these ponies before. However, she began to assume all Saddle Row ponies are like this, and that they can only be pleased by others who have similar personalities. Furthermore, such a personality is not very pleasing or polite, which leads to my final answer. Why was Fluttershy mean and bitter to her friends and critters? Her objective to satisfy her customers was not completed since after her encounter with the lukewarm tea hater she had a wrong perspective on what Saddle Row ponies are like. Therefore, Flutttershy's revised view of a Saddle Row pony indicates that she assumed that these ponies hate creatures, explaining her use of the word 'rodent' to her animal friends; additionally, Fluttershy also assumed that Saddle Row ponies look down on 'small town ponies', which explains why she treated her friends as such. Let me add to my previous statement: Fluttershy acted like a stuck-up and rich fashion expert who looked down on critters and ponies with lesser riches and fame. In the end, Fluttershy admits that she took her acting way too far when she realized she had no customers left then proceeds to apologize to everyone. Additional Clarification Let me clarify something to avoid confusion. There are three characters Fluttershy acts like – Rarity (correct), three types of Saddle Row ponies before the encounter with the lukewarm tea hater(correct), and the revised three types of Saddle Row ponies after the encounter with the lukewarm tea hater (incorrect). The incorrect characters are based off rich and stuck-up ponies. Conclusion My comment refutes those who say there is no explanation of the events in this episode, but it does not blame them for coming to that conclusion. The episode's way of hiding important and crucial concepts has made the episode receive negativity because of insufficient clarification. It is for this reason that I deduct points from the episode's rating (-15 points out of 100), and I also think the writers could have done a better job on this. Apart from that, I think everyone will find the episode even funnier and more enjoyable now that explanations have been presented, and I personally find more contentment with the episode because of these answers. Note: whenever I said Fluttershy acts like 'Rarity', one could replace it with 'Fluttershy' since the episode synopsis indicates that. I'll probably change it sooner or later, but not right now since I will have to re-word many things.
  25. EpicEnergy

    Season 8, Episodes 1 & 2: School Daze

    There is a trending question that many are asking – how can the mane six be teachers and work at their normal jobs? I will provide some answers to this question in this comment. There is a similar post about this by @bwrosas, and I think he gives great answers to this question as well – if you want to check it out, his post is called "How will the School Of Friendship Operate Hourly?". Remember, these answers are not facts or infallible, so you do not need to consider or choose any of them. First, the mane six could be part-time teachers. Each one teaches only one class, so they could do both jobs in the same day. This would normally lead to exhaustion and an overpacked schedule in real life, but we are dealing with Equestria – the mane six could have far more endurance than us in real life, and teaching only one class isn't over burdensome unless that class lasts all day. Second, the concept of having two jobs might not be applicable to the mane six, since we have no canonical evidence that the mane six always do average work hours like us humans. There also is no evidence that the mane six must do their normal jobs and teach at all times. There is a refute to this though – even though it is never said for the mane six to always be doing their ordinary work, the concept is implied to the point where the mane six must put at least a normal amount of effort into their jobs. Third, the mane six have substitutes for their normal jobs. This could mean that they don't have to do their jobs all the time. Furthermore, these substitutes are well qualified to take the mane six's normal job positions. It could be something like this – 5 days a week, Big Mac substitutes for AJ until she is done teaching for five hours. Fourth (not an answer – a refute to objections), to say that the mane six cannot work two jobs at once seems inconsistent. They are fine when they go out on long adventures and go visit places like the Crystal Empire for multiple episodes without any known effect on their jobs, why can't they be fine when they teach one class at their home town? Feel free to expound on my answers or refute them – opinions are also encouraged. Disclaimer: I have not stated any of my points as facts, as fully accurate answers, or as the only answers