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dynamicv

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because reasons


Specifically because the apples are animated by the magical residue of Nightmare Moon's anger at the time of her banishment, with a hint of Celestia & Luna's good nature in there. They are literal fruit after all, I sure didn't expect much out of them.
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That's a very poor excuse and you know it. They were demonstrating individual personality even among the standard ones over the entire comics. And all Good Apple does is become the core and go "be good" and then they're good. Not even a good long heartfelt speech.

Sounds more like they went over the predicted pages and needed to end it soon.
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yeah, that's a fair point. Story seemed to be mostly about Celestia and Luna from what I got in the conclusion, that's really the reason why I don't get for the life of me, why they even bothered to shove the two of them in so Much.

if they wanted to involve Luna and Celestia, they should have made their connection much more reminiscent to that of the apples, as well as maybe also make it like a sort of role-reversal of their own situation, playing it as though Big Red Apple was more akin to Celestia and Good Apple more like Luna.
then again, this is a story about fucking apples and I know how ridiculous that sounds..

hmmMM!….. I know I mentioned this thing as a problem earlier, but I'm going to vent right now…

WHY DID THEY EVEN MAKE THIS CONNECTION IN THE FIRST PLACE!? For what possible Purpose did you want these apples, these things that we know are Just APPLES, a thing related to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes For crying out loud, relating to Celestia and Luna's past and make such a damn drowsy ending with it!!? Those apples didn't even relate to Celestia or Luna's personalities in any way, What Was the POINT for it to have any sort of Pay off!?

the ending of this story is just IDW's way of making the lamest attempt at catching an Adventure Time ending made emotional..
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I am somewhat looking forward to the Siege of the Crystal Empire arc as Princess Cadance is supposed to be feature prominently in it and she is an underused character. My biggest concern with the arc is that it's going to be hamstrung by the limitations of the rating. From what I've read, Princess Amore had to be crystallized and shattered because (in an act of cruel mercy) the comic was expressly forbidden to kill her. I'm not saying the arc should be grimdark but it's very hard to do a compelling story about war when you're not allowed to incorporate risk.
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Because they needed a backdrop to have an excuse to make the Mane 6 bats because fanservice reasons. Not helping that they picked a real unoriginal premise to use for it. Celestia and Luna kinda felt shoehorned in.
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That's because she's supposed to be the goody goody princess. Quite honestly though I wish Jeremy Whitley actually put that worst fear scene for Cadence in Fiendship is magic 1.
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@PonyPon
Basically what Cadance said at the end of the issue was that despite Sombra's sympathetic circumstances he was still evil by his own choice, and to not waste sympathy on him. Seems fair to me.


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That would have been interesting indeed.
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Yeah but he still had the decision to not follow his mother's orders and he chose to enslave the Crystal ponies because I don't remember the comic actually saying it was necessary to enslave them.
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Wasn't it made clear that not following her mother's orders would have killed him?

And as for the enslavement, okay I guess that was more out of practicality than anything.
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The next arc will have to be a surprise home-run for me to take the comics seriously again.


>Implying a story about giant, mutant, animate, sentient apples and magic vampire ponies should be taken seriously, and not as a stupid, fun, fanservice romp.

That said, I give it a 6/10. I laughed out loud a few times, but some jokes fell flat.
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uugh. I still puke a little whenever I remember Twi's 'hilarious' name. I think I also repressed any memory of the other names, they were probably that much worse.
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I thought the only time he was hurt was when the fair was going on. But yea the Crystal pretty much gave him no choice on removing the Heart but everything else he did on his own.
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Like I said before, often times in parodies you have one or two characters who take everything completely seriously. Their straight-faced reactions to the absurdity make it even funnier. Note that this is NOT the same thing as a "straight man" type of character.

The problem here was that EVERYONE was taking it completely seriously.
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Yeah, that was kind of a killer for the entire thing. There was no making fun of the premise, or a few ponies making light of the whole thing.

It just turns the thing into an unfunny mess. Not helping with the barebones plot and paper thin unique characters.
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Silver Quill said in his review that it would've been funny if one of the ponies had reacted with, "Oh, come on, we got beaten by APPLES of all things?" thus lampshading the absurdity of the situation. But we didn't get that.
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