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« Reply #100 on: February 18, 2012, 10:22:58 AM »
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« Reply #101 on: February 18, 2012, 11:44:47 AM »
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The New Episode Today was Awesome!
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« Reply #102 on: February 20, 2012, 08:57:40 PM »
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4th wall-nuking is my cup of tea! That has to be good!
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« Reply #103 on: April 14, 2012, 11:14:36 PM »
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So I finally watched this show, quite accidentally. The show is now available on Netflix. My wife was looking for something for my daughter to watch and saw "My Little Ponies," so she figured that would be perfect for my little princess. Little did she know...

My daughter is now hooked. She wants to watch several episodes every day. As her father, I am compelled to watch shows with her when she is this excited about them. Interestingly (in light of this thread) I have found that I can bear watching this show much more than shows like Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake. The latter shows make me want to excuse myself at every opportunity, but I can easily sit through full episodes of Ponies. As an RPG freak, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Griffon, Manticore, and Red Dragon all within the first few episodes.

One of the recent episodes caught my attention in particular. The attention to detail was impressive to me. One pony is trying to earn their "cutie mark" but doesn't know what they want to be their niche. The pony tries a variety of careers to see if any of them "fit." At one point the pony tries baking, and makes cupcakes. The cupcakes are apparently nasty tasting, so the pony gives up that endeavor. The show is building up to a party where all the rival ponies already have their mark, and make fun of the one pony who does have their mark yet. Although there is a life lesson built in here, the part that impressed me was in the background. Every once in a while, as the pony is trying to hide the fact that she doesn't have a mark yet, there is a snack table or tray that appears in the background. A random pony then takes one of the snacks, which is a cupcake, takes a bite and then hurls. They did this several times at random intervals. I thought it was hilarious.
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« Reply #104 on: April 14, 2012, 11:31:50 PM »
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« Reply #105 on: April 14, 2012, 11:34:13 PM »
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As an RPG freak, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Griffon, Manticore, and Red Dragon all within the first few episodes.

There's a LOT of references that the original target audience wouldn't understand in this show. They wanted the show to be enjoyable for the parents too, and that is most likely why guys ended up enjoying it too.

The attention to detail was impressive to me.

Yeah, the attention to detail and continuity in this show is VERY well done.

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« Reply #106 on: April 14, 2012, 11:38:38 PM »
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« Reply #107 on: April 15, 2012, 08:47:48 AM »
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As an RPG freak, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Griffon, Manticore, and Red Dragon all within the first few episodes.

There's a LOT of references that the original target audience wouldn't understand in this show. They wanted the show to be enjoyable for the parents too, and that is most likely why guys ended up enjoying it too.

We're only up to about the 12th episode, but so far it seems more like a Sorcerer's Apprentice storyline with an Odd Couple flair. It's definitely not what I expected, but my daughter loves it anyway.
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« Reply #108 on: April 15, 2012, 08:15:55 PM »
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So I finally watched this show, quite accidentally. The show is now available on Netflix. My wife was looking for something for my daughter to watch and saw "My Little Ponies," so she figured that would be perfect for my little princess. Little did she know...

My daughter is now hooked. She wants to watch several episodes every day. As her father, I am compelled to watch shows with her when she is this excited about them. Interestingly (in light of this thread) I have found that I can bear watching this show much more than shows like Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake. The latter shows make me want to excuse myself at every opportunity, but I can easily sit through full episodes of Ponies. As an RPG freak, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Griffon, Manticore, and Red Dragon all within the first few episodes.

One of the recent episodes caught my attention in particular. The attention to detail was impressive to me. One pony is trying to earn their "cutie mark" but doesn't know what they want to be their niche. The pony tries a variety of careers to see if any of them "fit." At one point the pony tries baking, and makes cupcakes. The cupcakes are apparently nasty tasting, so the pony gives up that endeavor. The show is building up to a party where all the rival ponies already have their mark, and make fun of the one pony who does have their mark yet. Although there is a life lesson built in here, the part that impressed me was in the background. Every once in a while, as the pony is trying to hide the fact that she doesn't have a mark yet, there is a snack table or tray that appears in the background. A random pony then takes one of the snacks, which is a cupcake, takes a bite and then hurls. They did this several times at random intervals. I thought it was hilarious.
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« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2012, 08:18:24 PM »
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She wants to watch several episodes every day. As her father, I am compelled to watch shows with her when she is this excited about them. Interestingly (in light of this thread) I have found that I can bear watching this show much more than shows like Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake. The latter shows make me want to excuse myself at every opportunity, but I can easily sit through full episodes of Ponies. As an RPG freak, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Griffon, Manticore, and Red Dragon all within the first few episodes.

One of the recent episodes caught my attention in particular. The attention to detail was impressive to me. One pony is trying to earn their "cutie mark" but doesn't know what they want to be their niche. The pony tries a variety of careers to see if any of them "fit." At one point the pony tries baking, and makes cupcakes. The cupcakes are apparently nasty tasting, so the pony gives up that endeavor. The show is building up to a party where all the rival ponies already have their mark, and make fun of the one pony who does have their mark yet. Although there is a life lesson built in here, the part that impressed me was in the background. Every once in a while, as the pony is trying to hide the fact that she doesn't have a mark yet, there is a snack table or tray that appears in the background. A random pony then takes one of the snacks, which is a cupcake, takes a bite and then hurls. They did this several times at random intervals. I thought it was hilarious.

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« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2012, 06:02:00 PM »
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How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

2 Samuel 1:27

What exactly does this mean?

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The most recent episode we watched had a cockatrice in it. A cockatrice! What little girl has ever heard of one of these? That was put in the episode for me. Only a person who knows legends & lore, or has played D&D could possibly know what it is. I found it interesting how they tied it into the show with the Cutie-Mark Crusaders looking for the missing chicken.

This should serve as definitive evidence that this show was not just created for little girls. This show reminds me of the old D&D cartoon from the 80's, except the adventurers are ponies instead of children.
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« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2012, 07:08:13 PM »
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The most recent episode we watched had a cockatrice in it. A cockatrice! What little girl has ever heard of one of these? That was put in the episode for me. Only a person who knows legends & lore, or has played D&D could possibly know what it is. I found it interesting how they tied it into the show with the Cutie-Mark Crusaders looking for the missing chicken.

This should serve as definitive evidence that this show was not just created for little girls. This show reminds me of the old D&D cartoon from the 80's, except the adventurers are ponies instead of children.
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« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2012, 07:27:40 PM »
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The most recent episode we watched had a cockatrice in it. A cockatrice! What little girl has ever heard of one of these? That was put in the episode for me. Only a person who knows legends & lore, or has played D&D could possibly know what it is. I found it interesting how they tied it into the show with the Cutie-Mark Crusaders looking for the missing chicken.

I won't say which episode (so you can enjoy it when it happens), but one of them briefly features a Cerberus that escaped from Tartarus (name specifically mentioned).

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« Reply #113 on: April 21, 2012, 02:57:01 PM »
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Well Season 2 Ended with a Great Episode.
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« Reply #114 on: April 21, 2012, 08:33:23 PM »
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Took them long enough to upload an HD version of it....

Well Season 2 Ended with a Great Episode.

I agree, that episode was really good. Bring on Season 3. BTW, John de Lancie confirmed that he did more voice work for the show... so more discord in S3?

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« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2012, 05:04:59 PM »
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Took them long enough to upload an HD version of it....

Well Season 2 Ended with a Great Episode.

I agree, that episode was really good. Bring on Season 3. BTW, John de Lancie confirmed that he did more voice work for the show... so more discord in S3?
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Also, The Mind Controlling Shape-shifters were completely unexpected and The Evil Witch with Green Fire was so Disney.
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« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2012, 06:47:16 PM »
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Also, The Mind Controlling Shape-shifters were completely unexpected and the Villain / Victim duet was so Disney (The Evil Witch with Green Fire too).

Fixed that for you.
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« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2012, 06:53:37 PM »
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Also, The Mind Controlling Shape-shifters were completely unexpected and the Villain / Victim duet was so Disney (The Evil Witch with Green Fire too).

Fixed that for you.
That Too... I Really Wonder What Themes they will explore in Season 3
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« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2012, 06:57:23 PM »
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As long as the overall quality of the show stays the same (or improves) I'll be happy.

Also, how come Luna got an episode, but Celestia has never been more than a background character. I hope she gets her own episode in Season 3 (or maybe an episode about both of them).

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« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2012, 07:27:50 PM »
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As long as the overall quality of the show stays the same (or improves) I'll be happy.

Also, how come Luna got an episode, but Celestia has never been more than a background character. I hope she gets her own episode in Season 3 (or maybe an episode about both of them).
Yeah, But More of a History Type Thing. We Had Hearths Warming Eve which Showed us the Founding of Equestria, But From there until the First Episode is a Giant Blank. The Origins of Celestia, Luna and Discord (And the Story Mentioned in the Love Poison book) are an interest of many. And Where Did these changelings come from?, As well. I Would really Like a Creation Legend episode but its a bit of a stretch.
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« Reply #120 on: April 23, 2012, 07:55:00 PM »
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Whoa! Whoa! We're only on Season One. Slow down on the spoilers.

We just watched the Green Dragon episode (which came after the Phoenix episode). BTW, my wife is now hooked.
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« Reply #121 on: April 23, 2012, 08:43:30 PM »
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Whoa! Whoa! We're only on Season One. Slow down on the spoilers.

We just watched the Green Dragon episode (which came after the Phoenix episode). BTW, my wife is now hooked.

If you went from the Phoenix episode to the one with Spike and the Owl (and the green dragon) you skipped one.

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« Reply #122 on: May 12, 2012, 02:20:28 AM »
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Season 2 on netflix. That is all.   ;D
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« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2012, 07:23:47 AM »
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Season 2 on netflix. That is all.   ;D
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« Reply #124 on: May 12, 2012, 08:02:04 AM »
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Season 2 on netflix. That is all.   ;D

How ironic. We just finished season one last week.  ;D
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