MLP G5 Discussion and Speculation Thread

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@Background Pony #C17D
the seaponeis appeared for one minute and twenty seconds and it was just one, the space one was not focused on them, from this perspective perhaps it would even be better even if they were presented in a dedicated episode
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DerpyFast
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This one was a lot of fun. It’s a better version of Power Ponies, and a better D&D episode than Dungeons and Discords. And it actually does the premise of “plot happens because character messes up a spell” that was the basis for so many fanfics.
We’re going to get a ton of art of Bunny Suit Misty Wizard Sunny.
@northern haste
@Dragonpone
Nah. This episode would have been a complete slog if you increased the runtime by 340%.
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DerpyFast
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@northern haste
The story as it currently is would be a slog if you stretched it out to 20 minutes, because the episode does not have 20 minutes worth of materiel. A 20-minute episode isn’t just “a longer story”; the plot is going to be more complex, the stakes are going to be higher, it’s going to have a different tone, and it’s going to have more to say. If you tried to convert this into a proper 20-minute story, it would be completely different.
So many episodes of G4 were just 5, 7 or 11-minute stories inflated to fill 22 minutes. Go watch Simple Ways, and then watch Suited for Success. The difference is night and day.
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Mr.Myoozik
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So the gang encountered a creature who acted violently at them, attacked them, and the one with heart and compassion sees through the facade and finds out that it’s misunderstood and aren’t as bad they seem and help them be more kind? That’s sweet.
I’m onto you TYT…
Episode was pretty good, I’m not too big on fantasy stories, but I liked this idea a lot. I agree with the opinion here that it feels way too short and should’ve been longer, like its own separate story arc.
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Dragonpone
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@Mr.Myoozik
While I’m sure it has more to do with giving a consistent production end-goal than anything else, I wish they would embrace the medium they’re posting these on and just make the episode however long it needs to be to fit the plot. Start with 5 minutes as a minimum, expand from there as needed.
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northern haste
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
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@DerpyFast
Actually seeing them try to solve the puzles would have been more interesting.
Definitely Would have been better use over twenty two minutes then blockywockys. Pretty
much ten minutes talking an art block, Five minutes of 3 random locations For no more than two minutes each And then 5 minutes of decorating a theme mark.
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CloudMistDragon
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Misty Shadow
Episode today was decent, adventure episodes are always cool. Besides the aforementioned FiM episodes, it also reminded me of Lavarynth but with an RPG setting. I just wish there had been more humor.
Episodes Since Comet’s Last Appearance: 11
Wonder if Zantorp will appear again before Comet does. Also love how he had a mane and horn like Sombra’s.
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Mr.Myoozik
StarTrix Forever! - Derpi Supporter
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Hero - Went above and beyond for the Solar Deity, drawing from the power of the sun itself to bring balance to the fight against the Lunar Insurrection (April Fools 2023).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.

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I also want to say that I liked the Book Fairy, I thought she was funny
@Dragonpone
While I can kinda get why they make it short, make it more palatable for the target audience who watches it on YouTube Kids, the fact that they made the special the same length as a standard episode and have it be successful shows that they are capable of making longer episodes if they want.
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Dragonpone
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Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Elements of Harmony -
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab

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@Mr.Myoozik
I might be dating myself, but isn’t ~10 minutes seen as the best length for Youtube videos anyway (if for no other reason than the ability to include more ads)? I thought that was one of the major reasons Let’s Players got so big, they were playing to the algorithm.
Actually it just now occurs to me that I know very little about the big influencer-type Youtubers to get popular in the last ~10 years. Maybe 5 minutes is the new normal.
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Mr.Myoozik
StarTrix Forever! - Derpi Supporter
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Hero - Went above and beyond for the Solar Deity, drawing from the power of the sun itself to bring balance to the fight against the Lunar Insurrection (April Fools 2023).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.

Music/Charts Enthusiast
@Dragonpone
As far as I know, the algorithm rewards videos based off of how long someone has watched the video, which explains why a lot of video essays and analysis videos tend to clock in at around half an hour or longer and it gives advertisers more space to put in their ads. For TYT’s case, I don’t know how much it makes Hasbro money using this system, but since animation is a lengthy and expensive process, that may be one reason why the episodes tend to be short. Plus, I want to guess and say that Hasbro makes most of their profits from merch sales than anything.
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CloudMistDragon
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Misty Shadow
Has anyone else here wondered if Misty’s bunny outfit is a reference to the getup of the gadabout (originally called goof-off) from Dragon Quest?
Seriously, if she was intended to be a toned down Playboy bunny, that would be hilarious. XD
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CloudMistDragon
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Misty Shadow
@Mr.Myoozik
I love how she addresses them then comments on how they’re still alive. Wonder if part of her job is telling ponies like them something like “death should not have taken thee” when they fail.
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