Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Episode 55

         Interesting. CMC episodes are somewhat hit-or-miss with me, as is the episode's writer. She's written some of my favorites, and a few of my least favorites. I think the moral was good enough, if a little anvil dropped. What I really enjoyed was the comedy. Sweetie had all the best lines. Overall, a slightly above average episode.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Episode 54

           I LOVE THIS EPISODE! I'm trying, but I honestly can't think of anything I didn't like. The episode has been compared to Season 2's "Lesson Zero," so I guess it's only flaw is that while it is as funny as it's predecessor, it doesn't have as much character dynamic. But on the freaking great side of things, the humor was top-notch, Pinkie having an existential crisis was awesome, and the sound of the Pinkie storm approaching shouting "Fun" was kinda horrifying.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes 53 and 54

       WOO! Season 3 is here! Ahem. Enough celebrating, let's get down to what I thought. On the negative side King Sombra was a very lackluster villain. He had very few lines, and basically spent the episodes standing around casting shadows. Some have made the argument that he is the most competent villain yet. He didn't need to do much considering how well he planned everything out from the beginning. The problem is that no matter how competent he may be, you can't make the like him because, "Oh he planned for all of this and looks cool." If he's supposed to be a dark, cruel, ambitious baddie, have him carry on a conversation and talk in such a way that I can tell that. Or do it through actions. But instead he just stood around, making animal noises and shouting out a couple words. The main plot in general was just okay, some interesting world-building, but not one where I enjoyed all the additions.

       On the good side the comedy was excellent. Meghan has shown once again she's a fantastic comedic writer, showing off Rarity and Pinkie Pie very well. The moral was one of my favorite so far, and the fact Spike got to do something was great. He's really shaping up into one of my favorite non-Mane 6 characters. There are too many small visual gags or musical cues for me to count that made me fall in love with this show all over again, though a special mention goes to the opening bit with Shining Armor looking like he's on Hoth. I was really glad Armor and Cadence showed up again, I hope they get more screentime. Overall, this was a great way to start the season. While it is sadly my least favorite season premiere so far due to the villain problem, I still give it a 9/10. There is too much awesome in this episode for it's flaws to dampen that badly. Laters.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Brony Bookclub Episode 14-Alternative Media

Dear Jim Butcher,

This week we recorded an ENORMOUS episode on Alternative Media with Urban Meadows the creator of Buck: Legacy which is a pony trading card game. We had a great time, and there was some tweaking with the format. Next week the theme is Princess Luna, so email us at with your BEST ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE! Listen to the episode here (

Your faithful student,
Roy Hankins