Pony Life Stream/Discussion Thread.

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Had a couple of thoughts Rainbow Dash's character. Not counting Season One, I think Pony Life is doing a better job with her character than the rest of FiM did. Let me explain:

In Season One, there are no lessons exclusively for Rainbow Dash; she always learns a lesson that another character is also learning. I really liked how the buildup to Sonic Rainboom was handled. We know that she's talented, but also lazy, cocky, reckless, and egotistical. She crashes in almost every episode she's in. So when Sonic Rainboom comes around, we finally get to see her vulnerable side as she confronts the very real possibility of failure. In that episode, Rarity represents what Rainbow Dash could have been: a pony who literally flies too close to the sun, and is destroyed by her own hubris.

In the end, Rainbow Dash puts it all aside, focuses on what needs to be done, pulls off the Sonic Rainboom, and saves Rarity and The Wonderbolts. That should have been the climax, then the denouement should have been her flying with The Wonderbolts in Best Night Ever. That would have been the absolute perfect place to end her character. In fact, I get a bit emotional just thinking about it. Other than arguably Tanks for the Memories, nothing else she does even comes close in terms of emotional satisfaction. There's Sleepless in Ponyville, but that's Scootaloo's story.

I say all of this, because there's so much of her character that could have been explored. So far, the two lessons she's learned in Pony Life are better than any of the lessons she learned in FiM. The moral of Best of the Worst is the importance of picking your battles, and not feeding the trolls or lowering yourself to their level. That's a great lesson for a competitive character to learn! I think The Fluttershy Effect is the first time I've ever seen Rainbow Dash really take the time to reflect on her actions. That's something that was on my list of things I wish they'd done with her.

And then I realized that each of The Mane Six are getting their own arc, and there's a chance for them to do a proper Wonderbolts arc. And I got really excited.
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I dunno what's more depressing, the fact that PL Dash could have a more fulfilling arc than FiM Dash's Wonderbolts arc, or that that's an embarrassingly low bar
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One of the weaker batches this week

The Rarity episode was…..eeeeeeehhhh…..really felt like it was meant for Trixie, but they wanted Rarity being a bad friend

Not a huge fan of them going straight for the Discoshy crap, especially since Fluttershy was straight up retarted and psycho here, like….damn Shy seriously? I will give then this that they're straight up laying it down thick instead of the main show think it's clever and being all "Oiy MAYBAY LOLOLOL!!!"

On the other hand

Not a high bar, but the cart racer here was much better than The Cart Before the Pony, RD having a competitive rivalry with Twilight of all ponies is actually hilarious, as was the ending

The episode with Twilight using her messed up machine to build a new oven for Pinkie was adorable
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@Kiryu-Chan
That's basically what I thought.

Couple of points:

I genuinely respected how they weren't just going "remember this character", so it's a bit disappointing for Discord to show up out of nowhere.

I like how Pinkie and Twilight are more grounded in this show. They made Pinkie be a baker by trade, instead of a party planner, and they have her running a business. Meanwhile, I like how Twilight has gone from "magic and some science" to "science and engineering". These are good fits.

Rarity seems to have a connection to The Void.
DerpyFast
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Twilight's smart, and wants to prove that she's right, so a competitive side is a good fit for her. It's kind of a shame that got beaten out of her in Feeling Pinkie Keen.
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I saw episodes 7 and 8, the one which kickstarted the whole Fluttershy badge thing, and it was pretty decent.

I get her friends not wanting to tell Shy that she was denied entry after so long, believe me I would be in that same position. The next one about her being all bossy and demanding over cookies is one that I can embarrassingly relate to. The Bighoof one was pretty cliche, but it was harmless. Lastly, the one with that duplicating device was pretty stupid but it did have a good moral.

I did laugh at a few jokes but I personally don't like the idea of having Fluttershy grow or shrink to express her emotions.
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That was probably the best batch of episodes so far, especially after last weeks somewhat lackluster offering.

Also expected Fin-Tastic to be shitty, he was surprisingly cool and offered wisdom
DerpyFast
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I wish both A Camping We Will Go and Campfire Stories could have been longer.

My issue with the Discord episode is that he's just sort of there and they don't know what to do with him. In the span of five minutes, Friendship Gems was a better Trixie episode than Boast Busters. Admittedly, that's a pretty low bar, but still. On top of that, the line deliveries are back to being really funny.

@Kiryu-Chan
Also expected Fin-Tastic to be shitty, he was surprisingly cool and offered wisdom

I love it when shows do that. Also, I didn't know I needed Celestia making dolphin noises in my life.
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