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Offline LucasM

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[Had been reading this thread before, but nothing to add before.  I realized today, when I clicked my link leading to the last post I read, it's been almost one year of being too overwhelmed to remember to stop in.  So with this post it will turn up in my 'New Replies' page for the future.]


'Twilight Time' episode - moral (semi-paraphrasing):  "we acted special because we knew someone special... but forgot she was special because she's our friend... and now things are good as new...."

WTF?

Not: "people aren't special because they are famous"?

Not: "regardless of whether you are famous or not, it doesn't mean you are better than other people"?

Not: "taking advantage of other people is never appropriate, no matter what the circumstances"?

Not: "we had to earn the trust of our peers back after using them so mercilessly"?


Seriously: WTF?

Until the moral, that was probably the first Cutiemark Crusaders episode I enjoyed.  But just, "we forgot someone else was special just because they were our friend," as the moral?  Lost the 'enjoyment momentum'.
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Today's ep also had this.



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Wow, the 3D glasses and Rose, nice nod to the 50th anniversary special there...

I just got caught up with all the ones that are available online, really liked the one with Fluttershy singing.


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Today's ep also had this.



I had to rewind instantly to convince myself I actually saw that.  Loved it.

[Had been reading this thread before, but nothing to add before.  I realized today, when I clicked my link leading to the last post I read, it's been almost one year of being too overwhelmed to remember to stop in.  So with this post it will turn up in my 'New Replies' page for the future.]


'Twilight Time' episode - moral (semi-paraphrasing):  "we acted special because we knew someone special... but forgot she was special because she's our friend... and now things are good as new...."

WTF?

Not: "people aren't special because they are famous"?

Not: "regardless of whether you are famous or not, it doesn't mean you are better than other people"?

Not: "taking advantage of other people is never appropriate, no matter what the circumstances"?

Not: "we had to earn the trust of our peers back after using them so mercilessly"?


Seriously: WTF?

Until the moral, that was probably the first Cutiemark Crusaders episode I enjoyed.  But just, "we forgot someone else was special just because they were our friend," as the moral?  Lost the 'enjoyment momentum'.

Yeah, the moral wasn't well phrased at the end, but I still liked the episode.  I still think the morals you typed up were apparent enough, they just tripped up with the journal entry. 

If anything I just really liked the fact that Twilight's fame is finally acknowledged.  It is sometimes a little strange that the ponies that have saved Equestria several times over live so anonymously. 
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[Had been reading this thread before, but nothing to add before.  I realized today, when I clicked my link leading to the last post I read, it's been almost one year of being too overwhelmed to remember to stop in.  So with this post it will turn up in my 'New Replies' page for the future.]


'Twilight Time' episode - moral (semi-paraphrasing):  "we acted special because we knew someone special... but forgot she was special because she's our friend... and now things are good as new...."

WTF?

Not: "people aren't special because they are famous"?

Not: "regardless of whether you are famous or not, it doesn't mean you are better than other people"?

Not: "taking advantage of other people is never appropriate, no matter what the circumstances"?

Not: "we had to earn the trust of our peers back after using them so mercilessly"?


Seriously: WTF?

Until the moral, that was probably the first Cutiemark Crusaders episode I enjoyed.  But just, "we forgot someone else was special just because they were our friend," as the moral?  Lost the 'enjoyment momentum'.

Like Ronin said, not the most well-phrased moral, but one I happen to like all the same. Given that it's one from the CMC's perspective, it's a matter of them having abused their friendship with Twilight for personal gain (in the sense that they were only even being around her for the status). The first two you mentioned never really came up for Twilight (though she's legitimately special for a lot of reasons at this point), and the last two basically are the moral as well when not constrained into a journal entry.


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Short 4 page preview for volume 4 of the new Friends Forever series hit today.  While the main focus will be Twilight and Shining Armor, there is a new pony that everyone here will likely recognize.



Oh, and Friends Forever #3 with Celestia and Spike was fantastic.


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Wasn't until I saw this picture that I realized Twilight's two escorts are supped to be Pony Pearl and Pony Frank.



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Rewatching Maud Pie. This is one of my favorites this season for sure. Maud is endlessly entertaining, I hope we see her occasionally in the future.
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BABScon starts tomorrow! I'm quite excited. I've never been to a brony convention before, so I'm very curious to see how they operate.

At the very least, time to get me some sketches and badges. I'm have remarkably little pony-related art like that.


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Got an email that I have $5 gift card on comiXology account.

So, any recommendations for some of the recent MLP comics?  I haven't read any since the first 2 series and a few of the early micro comics.


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The Celestia and Luna Micro issues were quite good, as was the Rarity one, if you didn't grab that one before.  For the main series issues 9 and 10 are a nice small arc about Big Macintosh, and 11 and 12 are a fun story about how Cadance and Shining Armor met. 


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I'll second that 9 and 10 are worthwhile, and a good choice if you don't want to go over your $5 allowance.  (I got one too, and just spent it on the latest Friends Forever and main series issues.
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I already had the Celestia micro one so picked up the Luna one, and 9 and 10, so only had to spend $0.97 for those 3.


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I remember liking the Luna one too, I've always wanted more Luna stories though.
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