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Old January 20 2013, 12:52 AM   #31
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Re: MLP:FiM S3E10 - "Keep Calm and Flutter On" Grading & Discussion

The world doesn't change for his absense, only his presence. Having him arounf damages the world, and ponykind.

Sorry but no. This creature reined for centuries destroying pony kind to the point of the Alicorns intervening, when he returned he mind raped all 6 of them, Fluttershy more forcibly than the rest, to prevent his new reign. He would have had them starving, dying in months, and showed zero concern at all for the lives he was about to take or the violation of living beings around him.

Someone weak, mortal, insipid and seemingly incapable of standing up to anything making him cave in entirely after millenia of sheer psychopathic frenzy? no.

It's dumb beyond any childish resolution this show has used.
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Old January 20 2013, 01:21 AM   #32
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No, just no.

This is the epitome of lazy writing. I don't care if this is a children's show. The hamfisted out of the blue resolution is just stupid, cloying, and completely untrue to the character. This is Discord, the embodiment of chaos. He is one of the greatest threats they have ever faced. Saying that "he just needed a friend" is ridiculous.
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Old January 20 2013, 08:35 PM   #33
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Re: MLP:FiM S3E10 - "Keep Calm and Flutter On" Grading & Discussion

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It's dumb beyond any childish resolution this show has used.
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Saying that "he just needed a friend" is ridiculous.
A development that suddenly makes sense once you learn that the episode's story was written by a 15-year-old Brony.

I'm not kidding.

Read here and here. The second is a link to Teddy Antonio's IntenseDebate account, which he was using to drop hints about the episode on EqD for weeks now. No one apparently noticed until yesterday.
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Old January 20 2013, 08:50 PM   #34
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Wow, that's lame. I haven't seen the episode yet, but like all of you I've been hoping for more Discord since his first appearance. Of course, having him sipping tea with Fluttershy isn't exactly what I had in mind.
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Old January 20 2013, 09:58 PM   #35
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I watched it again and my A grade stands. I was reminded, at the end of the episode when Discord realized Fluttershy was angry with him, of how Q realized Data had risked his life to save Q and was the only one who accepted that Q was human right from the start of the episode.
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Old January 20 2013, 10:25 PM   #36
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A development that suddenly makes sense once you learn that the episode's story was written by a 15-year-old Brony.

I'm not kidding.

Read here and here. The second is a link to Teddy Antonio's IntenseDebate account, which he was using to drop hints about the episode on EqD for weeks now. No one apparently noticed until yesterday.
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Old January 20 2013, 10:45 PM   #37
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^Do we have any proof that this is the same person and not an impersonator? If it is indeed so... *eyes my fic about AJs parents.*
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Old January 20 2013, 10:52 PM   #38
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Well that would explain that weird and inappropriate 'gravy in the crotch' gag.
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^Do we have any proof that this is the same person and not an impersonator? If it is indeed so... *eyes my fic about AJs parents.*
Not ironclad, but he referenced the original title, "Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequui," about three weeks ago. Meghan McCarthy didn't publicly reveal that title until yesterday. So if the account is a fake, it's being done by someone with connections to the show. I don't see why they would bother to pretend to be a 15-year-old.
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Old January 20 2013, 11:19 PM   #40
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^To mess with our heads, I imagine.
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Old January 20 2013, 11:31 PM   #41
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^To mess with our heads, I imagine.
That's a pretty weird assumption. We already know the show hired MandoPony to help with the background music. I don't see what's implausible about them hiring another fan.

I read back through his comments and he says he's the son of two industry writers who've worked on a lot of kid's shows. Seems plausible enough that someone like that could have pulled a few strings for their brony son and hooked him up.
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Old January 21 2013, 02:33 AM   #42
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^Now that makes sense. It's not like "Babs and Buster Go Hawaiian."
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Old January 21 2013, 03:42 AM   #43
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It went about how I feared it would. It's a fantastically fun character, that alone makes it fun to watch. But it's such a "big" character (not size, but personality) that it felt rushed being only a single episode. The resolution would have been easier to swallow had there been more time, perhaps a few false starts towards Discord showing some emotions towards Fluttershy, instead of an Anakin-like turn towards the light side.

That said, it's still a childrens' show. The lesson is that people can be reformed (mostly...) and that's a lesson worth teaching children.


And of course it could just be a piece on the chess board leading up to the big finale we're hearing about... it will make the episode go down easier in future rewatches if it's part of a bigger story arc.
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Old January 21 2013, 08:12 AM   #44
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I'd have loved a two-parter, myself.
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Old January 21 2013, 09:53 AM   #45
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That said, it's still a childrens' show. The lesson is that people can be reformed (mostly...) and that's a lesson worth teaching children.
It seemed to be more like let someone walk all over you and they'll become your friend. Not a good lesson IMHO

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