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Old December 14 2013, 05:00 PM   #16
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

Annnd Scootaloo does have a house, and presumably parents living there too, there goes about 1000 fanfics.
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Old December 14 2013, 05:02 PM   #17
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I'm glad she does. I hope we get to see her parents.
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Old December 14 2013, 05:04 PM   #18
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

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But...Dash mentions carrying the flag when she was a filly, but as we saw, Cloudsdale didn't get the Games. Unless Cloudsdale Elementary students were part of the this scheme too in the day and she carried it for another nation.
Cloudsdale would have competed. The CMCs are carrying Ponyville's flag at the Crystal Empire, after all.

That was a great episode. Loved the song, and the animation that went with it (especially the gag at the end). Would have liked a bit of Mane 6, but I guess that would have taken time away from a good storyline.
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Old December 14 2013, 05:14 PM   #19
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^They are trolling us now! Good trolling, though!
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Old December 14 2013, 07:36 PM   #20
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

Figures I sleep in the weekend that Xyro is sick and not uploading the episode to YouTube.

Finally found a place to watch it. It was...fine, I guess. The best parts were Mr.s Harshwhinny being a dick, and them actually bringing up Scootaloo not being able to fly. Still, I feel like they wussed out at the end by leaving the door open for her maybe-flying-someday-slash-maybe-not. And I couldn't give less of a fuck about the Equestria Games or the Crystal fucking Empire.

I dunno. Maybe it's me, but ever since season 3 (or thereabouts) these bog-standard kid's-show-type episodes have been wearing thin. It just feels like they can't commit to anything truly interesting.

I'll be in the corner, rocking back and forth and reminding myself of the great trio of episodes that started the season. I want the season arc back sooner rather than later, please.

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Princess Twilight (Part 1): B
Princess Twilight (Part 2): B+
Castle Mane-ia: A
Daring Don't: C
Flight to the Finish: C+
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Old December 14 2013, 07:57 PM   #21
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It'll be there. I rather like the slice of life along with the quest. I suspect that the Equestria Games will play a part in the arc.
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Old December 14 2013, 08:12 PM   #22
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I'm quite happy to have as many slice-of-life episodes as possible. It's what drew me into the show, and I'm uneasy with it becoming more of an adventure/quest series, as seems to be the suggestion from the season arc. Not saying I don't enjoy those episodes, but they never feel quite the same to me.

In other news:
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Old December 14 2013, 08:21 PM   #23
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

I'd like slice-of-life to continue being the best part of the show, but I don't think that their strength any more.

I think it may be that the writers aren't doing as well with the characters compared to season 1 and 2 (Castle Mane-is being an exception). Part of the joy of slice-of-life is it being character-driven, and if that's not working, then there isn't anything to enjoy except the lore and the mythos. A transition to a plot-driven, arc-based series might be the only way to keep it fresh.

All IMHO, of course.
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Old December 14 2013, 08:32 PM   #24
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On a different note, those faces. They went a million different kinds of crazy with this one!

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God, you really are the Warped9 of this fandom now
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Old December 14 2013, 08:37 PM   #26
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I do what I can.
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Old December 14 2013, 09:41 PM   #27
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

I wanted to hug Scootaloo so badly, in this episode. She takes such a verbal onslaught from Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, and as Peach noted, Silver Spoon's becoming more and more like her "friend." She definitely needs a new one.

I like that this episode directly addresses the chance that Scoots will never fly. She seems to have just enough wing power to hover a few inches off the ground, but it seems very unlikely she'll ever achieve more than that. This also makes it that much more important that Rainbow Dash validate her as normal and accepted, which she does quite admirably.

Also, right at the end, I thought "they're about to get their cutie marks!" only to be fooled.
Damn you, guys. Quit that!

Overall, this was a very good episode, the new song is great, and we get a nice, heartwarming slice of life story. Solid "A" from me.
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Old December 14 2013, 10:13 PM   #28
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I wish Scoots had told her surrogate sister who put the idea in her head. Then again... Rainbow might just go ballistic.
"All right, Filthy Rich, I don't care one flying feather how rich you are. My parents could bucking buy and sell you! But you haven't taught your filly how to behave, and if she goes after Scootaloo one more time, I'll bring the four princesses down on you!"
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Old December 14 2013, 10:17 PM   #29
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Naaah, who needs wings when she's basically Evel Knievel with that Scooter...
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Old December 14 2013, 10:20 PM   #30
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How she hasn't figured out yet that her special talent is badass scooting is beyond me. It's even in her freaking name!
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