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Old May 5 2014, 02:18 AM   #16
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Re: MLP:FIM S4E24 - "Equestria Games" - Grading & Discussion

I understand that point of view. I would have loved seeing more of the actual games. I mean, the title of the episode is "Equestria Games," and they've been building on it since the beginning of the season. It was supposed to be huge! As it turns out, it's still a fun story, but I thought the games would last over 3 episodes, but I guess not.
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Old May 5 2014, 02:39 AM   #17
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Re: MLP:FIM S4E24 - "Equestria Games" - Grading & Discussion

On a sidenote, did anyone else think that ice arching is pretty lame? It seems more pointless than curling.
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Old May 5 2014, 02:42 AM   #18
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Re: MLP:FIM S4E24 - "Equestria Games" - Grading & Discussion

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On a sidenote, did anyone else think that ice arching is pretty lame? It seems more pointless than curling.
Nnnooo...? I actually thought the ice arrow archery was a cool way to integrate magic into an otherwise "normal" event.
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I loved the idea of ice archery. It was nice to see something a little different than what I expected.
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Old May 5 2014, 05:01 PM   #20
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I LIKE CURLING AND FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE WHO DON'T.

Good episode overall. I appreciate the producers making the games a character episode rather than actually about the games; that works for me because otherwise we'd be re-treading the stuff we've already don in the episode running up to the games themselves. Spike's stage mojo was a little unfocused, but at least it wasn't a direct repeat of Fluttershy's stagefright earlier this season. Plus there is plenty of world building payoff here, between the Griffon nation (GOTTA go there someday!), the return of the "horses" from Saddle Arabia, some other delegates we've never seen before, etc.

And I also liked the ice archery. Seems awful dangerous to have ONE errant arrow potentially cause disaster in the stands... Shouldn't some pegasi have been minding the clouds above?

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Old May 5 2014, 05:24 PM   #21
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Maybe the Equestria Games are like the Stanley Cup - only really good when somepony dies?

But I agree that the security measures weren't very good. What if a stray arrow hits a pony?
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I LIKE CURLING AND FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE WHO DON'T.

Good episode overall. I appreciate the producers making the games a character episode rather than actually about the games; that works for me because otherwise we'd be re-treading the stuff we've already don in the episode running up to the games themselves. Spike's stage mojo was a little unfocused, but at least it wasn't a direct repeat of Fluttershy's stagefright earlier this season. Plus there is plenty of world building payoff here, between the Griffon nation (GOTTA go there someday!), the return of the "horses" from Saddle Arabia, some other delegates we've never seen before, etc.

And I also liked the ice archery. Seems awful dangerous to have ONE errant arrow potentially cause disaster in the stands... Shouldn't some pegasi have been minding the clouds above?

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Banished to the moon, more like.

But seriously, do ponies ever get fired for screwing up? And what happens to them, then? Is there a place for washed up ponies?
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Banished to the moon, more like.

But seriously, do ponies ever get fired for screwing up? And what happens to them, then? Is there a place for washed up ponies?
I've always hoped they'd come live with me, but alas, no luck.
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