I want to write a story from the manic pixie dram girls point of view, about the annoying entitled ass who won’t stop whining and expects her to somehow save his soul despite the fact that she is barely is capable of saving herself.
you do this and i will rain all the hugs down upon you
It’s funny how often what BBC Sherlock fans get really worked up about is what makes Elementary so great
“He has FEELINGS and GROWS as a PERSON? He becomes LESS RUDE to Watson and treats her like an INTELLIGENT HUMAN BEING whose company he ENJOYS and BENEFITS FROM? Ugh Americans don’t know how to make good tv”
Those new Disney princesses designs really went all out with the glitter.
MOUNTIES AND PARAMEDICS. SEND
EVERYONE ON THE FORCE.
I AM DYING.
…And His Face Was That Of A Lion
All witches are selfish, the Queen had said. But Tiffany’s Third Thoughts said: Then turn selfishness into a weapon! Make all things yours! Make other lives and dreams and hopes yours! Protect them! Save them! Bring them into the sheepfold! Walk the gale for them! Keep away the wolf! My dreams! My brother! My family! My land! My world! How dare you try to take these things, because they are mine! — Terry Pratchett (The Wee Free Men)
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#this is it #this is the show
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JUST IMAGINE KAIRI FIGHTING HEARTLESS IN KINGDOM HEARTS 3 WITH RIKU AND SORA AND WHEN ITS OVER, SORA WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO HER AND HE WOULD BE ALL “Kairi.. *hesitates* you fight good”
Blood is thicker than water but maple syrup is thicker than blood so technically pancakes are more important than family.
are you canadian
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Overall, I really enjoyed the season 3 finale, certainly infinitely more than the S3 opener. The songs were excellent, the animation beautiful, energetic, and haunting in some places. While very compact, it managed to set up a pretty extreme conflict and pay it off reasonably well. All characters were present with their fundamental attributes on full display, while keeping the focus where it needed to be: on Twilight Sparkle.
“Magical Mystery Cure” still falls slightly below “Royal Wedding”, but that’s to be expected given that it’s apparently more of a prelude to the S4 opening 2-parter rather than a stand alone piece.
Now, as for our new purple Princess…
Like at least a handful of other people, I had been casually predicting Twilight’s accession to Alicorn-hood waaaaay back since S1 in “The Cutie Mark Chronicles”. Seriously, young Twilight turns others in cacti, grows a dragon to adult size, and gains the Ava-pony State? Celestia singles the kid out for personalized training? Yeah… she was a cut above from the get go. To me, there was always the implication that Celestia had bigger plans for Twilight, or that Twilight was meant for more than levitating oranges and sorting books. Did I assume her becoming a princess was an absolute certainty? No. But I did think it would probably happen in some way, shape, or form at some point in the show’s course. It just seemed reasonable.
However, I always expected this whole transformation to be the grand finale of the show overall, something to end Friendship is Magic off on… And it seems in fact that this is going to be a permanent change throughout the next two confirmed seasons of the show. Well, I also didn’t expect FiM to go on for that long. So there you go.
The big concern is, at least for me: will the friendly dynamic of the cast still work now that Twilight has a much higher literal and symbolic power level over her buddies? And there’s really no way of predicting this, we’ll simply have to watch S4 to find out. Maybe there will be some hiccups along the way, maybe the show just won’t be as good; if that’s the case, we as critical viewers will just have to accept that and deal with it as it comes.
However, I for one welcome our new Librarian Overlord! Partly because Transformers, and other merchandise driven franchises have made me used to and even made me anticipate changes like this… but for another reason too.
See, Twilight really needed to change. She needed a new angle or dimension to her character badly this season. In S1, Twilight was introduced as the audience surrogate. She was a young and naive new comer to Ponyville, eager to learn everything about her new surroundings and social contacts. We, as the viewer, learned about the world and the characters along side with her. We became well acquainted with the personalities of the Mane Five and the lore of Equestria. We saw Twilight learn about her friends, social situations, and how to cope.
But by S2, Twilight hit a bit of a rut in terms of development. She was no longer a fresh-faced everypony. She’d formed strong bonds with her friends and learned a great deal about her town. Furthermore, the audience no longer needed her to explain concepts about the world or characters to them; hence why S2 introduced the notion of everyone being able to send Princess Celestia a letter. But this also meant Twilight lost her importance as the main character, had less to do, and little room for development. She was already a whiz at friendship and maintaining said friendships… so now what’s her role?
In S2, you couldn’t have plots like “Winter Wrap Up” and “Boast Busters” wherein Twilight’s desire for acceptance while being out of her depth provided conflict/growth; because now she knows better. It seems like they tried to play up her obsessive and easily stressed traits like in “Lesson Zero” and “It’s About Time”, but with mixed results. One of the reasons I like “Royal Wedding” so much is how it added new dimension to Twilight by focusing on her relationships with Shining Armour and Cadence while also introducing those new characters.
But, in S3, we’re given with the concept that Twilight is entering a new and important stage of her training. We see Celestia giving larger tasks to Twilight, and we see Twilight practicing stronger and stronger magic consistently throughout the season. It’s very effective foreshadowing while also giving her something to work for and do throughout the series besides being a Stresserella. And now, as a princess, she’s accomplished this goal and also been given another interesting new facet about herself and her role in the show to explore!
Finally, I see this whole “Twilight the Alicorn” thing as part of a larger theme of all the Mane Six unlocking their true potential as adults. Getting progressively closer to archiving their true life goals or at least coming very close to them. The big examples of this for S3 are really Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash. In “Wonderbolt Academy”, Dash took a major step closer to her dream of becoming a Wonderbolt, something which had been set up since episode 1 of season 1. But, she then made the very mature decision that she held her personal values and ethics to a greater degree of importance than her childhood dream, and she could make sacrifices if necessary.
Fluttershy had a great instance of intermingling kindness, assertiveness, and bravery in “Keep Calm and Flutter On” when it is her, and only her, who is able to teach Discord the importance of friendship. She was finally able to fully express the power her kindness have, and the effect it could have on others, without allowing her shyness to handicap her efforts. In episode 1 of season 1, Fluttershy couldn’t even introduce herself properly to the newly arrived Twilight Sparkle, and now she’s BFFs with the damned Lord of Chaos! Remember, it’s Discord who goes through an arc in KCaFO; the episode just pays off Fluttershy’s arc.
Hopefully this trend will continue in further seasons, and we’ll see Rarity, Apple Jack, and Pinkie Pie do some major self-actualizing. But, only time will tell…
Anyways, this has gone on for far longer than I intended. But basically, I’m on-board for Alicorn Twilight, provided the show keeps being entertaining.