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Old December 8 2013, 04:42 AM   #16
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E4 - "Daring Don't" - Grade & Discuss

I can't find it anywhere.
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Old December 8 2013, 05:14 AM   #17
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E4 - "Daring Don't" - Grade & Discuss

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I can't find it anywhere.
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Old December 8 2013, 05:56 AM   #18
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Gep Malakai wrote: View Post
CorporalClegg wrote: View Post
I can't find it anywhere.
Thanks a lot!

But I was kind of disappointed.

And I totally agree with you on this:
Whatever the other merits of the story may have been, I couldn't past that the show has been running long enough that there's no way the mane 6 aren't internationally famous. They practically specialize in saving the world, and their leader is now an alicorn princess, one of only four in existence. That issue should really come up when they barge into a celebrities house and then need to go help her defeat a legendary monster, but the character interactions are still being written like they're nobodies. "Hey, Daring, just thought I should mention -- while you're trying to reject my help -- that we're kinda Princess Celestia's go-to team for this sort of thing. And one of us is her former student and a current Princess."

I dunno. It's just really starting to feel unbelievable now.
All in all, I'd have to go with a B. Certainly a huge let-down from last week.
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Old December 8 2013, 06:09 AM   #19
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E4 - "Daring Don't" - Grade & Discuss

To be fair, while the episode has flaws, it would have been near impossible for the guys at DHX to keep the previous episode levels of awesome. I think, in comparison, this one rates lower because of the levels of success found in the previous episodes. On its own, it's certainly a better than average episode, but compare it to the ones that came before it, and it just can't hold to that same level.
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Old December 8 2013, 07:19 AM   #20
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E4 - "Daring Don't" - Grade & Discuss

It occurred to me that, with the conceit of "AK Yearling" writing a version of the episode as her book, this would have been the perfect set up for a Rashomon-style story. I.E the published version bears no resemblance to how Dash remembers it happening, and the whole episode is told in multiple conflicting flashbacks: Dash's, Twilight's, Daring Do's, etc. They could have gotten around a lot of the problems it had if they'd added an unreliable narrator. I'd have enjoyed that.
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Old December 8 2013, 07:44 AM   #21
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I thought it was a fun EP. A.K. Yearling also being Daring Do was cool...only in Equestria!
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Old December 8 2013, 08:22 AM   #22
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I thought it lacked wit and some of the dialog went on a bit long with nothing going for it.

Of course there were quite a few small nice sweet moments.
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Old December 8 2013, 03:48 PM   #23
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This episode's not going over terribly well on Reddit. It makes me feel better to see many of the top-rated comments are filled with the same reservations I had.

Oh, Polsky, you've done it again.
Yeah, it had a fair few glaring problems. I just loved it for having such a good Rainbow Dash focused episode for the first time in quite a long while.

But damn, the stalker face and DashDo shipping have exploded this morning.
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Old December 9 2013, 02:54 AM   #24
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And I totally agree with you on this:
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Old December 11 2013, 08:29 AM   #25
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Did I never comment on this one? Wut the hay? I thought I posted in here but obviously not.

Well, it's a little late, but I liked it. It had some flaws, and I agree with some of you about what those flaws were, but I dunno... they seemed more like moderate head-scratchers to me than anything crippling, and I was just having too much fun watching the ep to care all that much. Especially the problem of Daring not recognizing the (former) element bearers or, in particular, Twilight. Not only has this come up before (Sweet & Elite), but also, if anypony could be believably THAT out of the loop, it'd be Daring Do. She obviously doesn't have much contact with society at large, both by choice and due to her "profession".

And man, there was just so much to love in this episode! From the fangirling moments, to the part near the end when RD and DD actually do finally work together, to some amazing Dashie facial expressions. Also the very idea of seeing Daring Do in the flesh, which I find delightful.

One of the best parts of the episode was when Twilight and Rainbow wrangle over what to do next by having a Daring Do Series Nerd-Off.

Overall, I'd say an A- from me. Not as good as the opener or Castle-mane-ia, but still an excellent episode.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:58 PM   #26
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I'm sick of people complaining about Twilight not doing royal things right away.

Cadance was turned into an Alicorn in her early teens and didn't become leader of the Crystal Empire, or do much of anything but baby sitting and travelling, until her late 20's/early 30's.

Celestia's planning on having Twilight's path take years, slowly building her up to be another Alicorn leader for Equestria, since none are needed right now, it's not like there's anything for her to do.

And being with her friends is exactly what this has always been about, keeping her with them serves the purpose of building her up.

Sheesh. Not been watching the show or something?
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Old December 11 2013, 10:23 PM   #27
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That's a good point, Chem. Maybe Celestia learned from her and Luna's experience and put the ascended alicorns on a gradual path to leadership.
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