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Old December 14 2013, 10:22 PM   #31
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

Because she wants something different, the idea of only one talent or ability may suit most Ponies, Scootaloo loves her scooter for fun, but she wants to be like Rainbow Dash anyway and won't settle for anything less.
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Old December 15 2013, 12:29 AM   #32
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

And the day will come when she realises that she's like her surrogate sister, even if she can't fly. I love that they've more or less said she can't. How many kids who watch the show are in wheelchairs or have other issues? That Scootaloo has her hard days but doesn't give up is an inspiration!
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Old December 15 2013, 02:16 AM   #33
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

That makes it all the sweeter, and something that I hope reaches kids who watch. They don't have to be exactly like the person they admire, they can be their own person, and they can use their own talents. Being different is good.
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Old December 15 2013, 02:54 AM   #34
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

^ Yeah, I really liked that bit where Rainbow plainly acknowledges that Scoots may or may not ever fly. Was it an explicit explanation as to why she hasn't been able to fly yet? No, and it may be that they're not sure why that is - perhaps there is no medical explanation, it's just that her wing power and ability aren't there yet and no one is sure why.

Still, Rainbow hits it directly - "you may not ever fly, but you're still awesome." I LOVED that, and I loved that whole scene, because it brought back the RD/Scoots dynamic from "Sleepless in Ponyville". For all her bravado, Dash actually cares deeply for certain ponies in her life and just has trouble showing it - the mane 6 obviously, but it's clear that Scoots is also up there.

I loved this episode, I thought it was a good character piece for Scootaloo, and sweet Luna on a tricycle, they really did crank the crazy facial expressions up to eleven this time during the scenes with Dash and Harshwhinney!

Oh, also, I just LOST it when - after witnessing how great the CMC's routine looked - Silver Spoon says "But how do we stop them? We already called them blank flanks!" That was such a great moment, not only because it was hilarious, but because it really underscored the true nature of these bullies: they have a set script of harmful rhetoric, but when it fails, they don't always know what to do. I also liked seeing the CMC actually stand up to them directly.

I'd have to give this one a 9 out of 10. Yes, I've switched to a numerical rating scale because I always liked it better SO SUE ME
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

Your numerical rating system is going to kill us all!

My heart melted when Dashie told Scoots that she was awesome regardless of whether she would or would not fly. So warm!
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Old December 15 2013, 04:48 AM   #36
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Your numerical rating system is going to kill us all!
Thanks Obama!

Er... wait

My heart melted when Dashie told Scoots that she was awesome regardless of whether she would or would not fly. So warm!
That really was one of the best d'awwww moments yet from this whole show!
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Your numerical rating system is going to kill us all!
Thanks Obama!

Er... wait
First he screws up America, now he's taking on Equestria! When are they going to get that lock box open? This man is the anti-Celestia!

My heart melted when Dashie told Scoots that she was awesome regardless of whether she would or would not fly. So warm!
That really was one of the best d'awwww moments yet from this whole show! [/QUOTE]

It was so very heartwarming. Also, I didn't cry when Scootaloo started crying. Just sayin'.
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

Yeah, the Dash/Scoots thing really followed on well from Sleepless in Ponyville last year, she mentions that her wings haven't grown as they should so they seem to be implying a stunted growth problem.

And yeah, DT/SS's "We've insulted her once, we're out of ideas!" line was great.

I still can't stand Ms. Harshwhinney...
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^ I think that's the point. She's supposed to be somepony we can't stand.

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I think they just need a few more colts around, if you know what I mean.
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LOL, yeah.
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I have to be honest here and say this one totally lost me.

I totally stopped caring about half-way through. I started doing other things and really didn't pay much attention to the end.

The song was kind of derivative and shallow. And the plot was just way too forced.

Really I think it might have been one of the weakest episodes of the series and a waste of the CMC.
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I have to be honest here and say this one totally lost me.

I totally stopped caring about half-way through. I started doing other things and really didn't pay much attention to the end.

The song was kind of derivative and shallow. And the plot was just way too forced.

Really I think it might have been one of the weakest episodes of the series and a waste of the CMC.
Aw. Ah well, hopefully you'll like next week's episode. That's the "Power Ponies" episode!
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Yeah, that was awesome.
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