Twilight Sparkle: Blow the fuck up.
(redid the animation)
Twilight Sparkle: Blow the fuck up.
(redid the animation)
Ah yes, good day for a ~*~Giveaway~*~
Ok. It’s your chance to win 2 of those 4 plushies pictured above that are made by me????? I don’t remember what I make anymore. But yes, there will be TWO WINNERS; each winner will get 2. The pairs are: Erisol and Equius; Tavris and Fefeta
All plushies are made of cuddle fleece, thread and LOVE.
not reallyEach plush is 3ft long/tall.
-Guidelines to be heeded for fair play-
- I don’t care how much you reblog or like
- Stay clam
- USA shipping is free; INTL will cost you (we will talk about that if you win)
- Ask boxes opennnn pls
- You don’t have to follow me
- End date is Friday March 1st at 1130 EST.If I didn’t address it in the rules, I don’t have any comment on it.On a side note, if you feel like you can’t win, but you’d still like a plushie, I do take commissions (see my FAQ)Ok have fun eeeeeee ヾ(*´∇`)ﾉ
Should’ve known it would only be a matter of time before dear, sweet Fefeta manifested in plush form.
I got around to doing that S1/S2 overview, as well as reviews of season 3, so hit the link to go to the gallery.
Yeah, for some reason I just decided to start playing Wind Waker again. Definitely my favorite Zelda game. Yes, Skyward Sword was awesome, but I just clicked more with Wind Waker. It also has awesome music.
Thoughts on “The Best Night Ever”
It’s a bit tough to pin this episode down. It’s certainly a good one; I don’t think it’s a standout quality-wise, but there aren’t any major problems either. On the plus side, the song is good, and it actually serves a purpose; it reminds the audience of what the cast hopes to accomplish. It also does a good job of cramming a lot into the episode without seeming really crammed.
Of course, this also turns out to be the episode’s greatest weak point in that because it has to cover half a dozen separate subplots, it can’t really explore any of the individual threads with any degree of depth. Not to say that the individual stories are at all bad, it’s just that they’re all so necessarily short that it’s hard to really build up any degree of nuance. That said, they are very nicely suited to each character; even though each story is basically “what they hoped for didn’t happen” none of them feel samey. And all the stories feel complete despite only being a few minutes long. But even so, one can still sense that a bit more could have been done with the individual sections. Any one of them could have easily had an episode built around it, so seeing them each condensed into a single subplot is unfortunate. But even then, it’s impressive that they managed to fit in as much as they did, and all of it is incredibly character-oriented.
And of course, that’s the episode’s strong point: that despite dividing the attention so much, each section seems to get adequate focus. Each subplot also has it’s fair share of memorable moments (especially Fluttershy’s, and the point where Rarity smashes the slipper) and the way they all collide in the end is hilarious. My only gripe in that regard is that Spike’s whole isolation thing didn’t get more time, given that it’s the point of the whole episode. In any case, the Pony Joe’s sequence is a nice end to the episode, and I just wish that that element had factored into the episode as a whole more.
Lastly, the other thing here is that this episode doesn’t exactly function well as a finale; it does give some degree of closure to the recurring gala subplot, but that’s a really about it. Outside of that, the only thing all that finale-ish about it is that the moral could be targeted at the people who were watching it: don’t get your hopes up too high. Yeah, the fact that they all share the moral at the end helps, but it feels more like the episode just happened to work okay at the end of the season and they just decided to go with it. Or maybe I’m just spoiled by the season 2 finale. In any case, it’s a good episode, even if it isn’t a tremendous standout.
For those of you who can’t watch this amazing clip on Tumblr’s icky video player!!!
I would kill for a full-length version of this.
Thoughts on “Party of One”
It’s rather amazing that the show found a way to make a strong character-oriented episode based around the cast’s (seemingly) most flat member having an exaggerated psychotic break. On its surface, it’s typical zaniness; we have Pinkie Pie singing, Pinkie’s increasingly absurd costumes, the entire chase sequence, the interrogation, Pinkie’s one pony party. By all indications, this episode should be funny, but that’s about it. Even so, despite the amount of zaniness, there’s a surprising amount of depth here.
Even though the plot is by and large just a reason to be funny, there’s a lot of insight into Pinkie’s character. This is the first time in the series that we really get to see her insecurities, and the way she reacts to the idea that her friends don’t like her parties sheds a lot of light on why she acts the way she does. She doesn’t throw parties just because she likes them, she throws parties because making other ponies happy gives her a sense of validation. If she can’t throw parties for her friends, she doesn’t know what to do with herself. The parties are so ingrained into her sense of self that she has to invent friends to throw a party for. (In light of her flashback in Cutie Mark Chronicles it makes even more sense that she thinks so highly of partying.)
In addition there are all sorts of nice little touches to her character as the episode proceeds. One of the best moments is the one where Pinkie overhears Rarity and Fluttershy talking. Despite the fact that she’s wearing a ridiculous hay bale disguise, the animation is good enough that you can easily see her about to cry as she hears her friends talk about how they don’t want her to find out about what it is they’re doing. It’s the little moments like that that really push the episode from just being amusing into something much better.
Which isn’t to say that there aren’t a lot of hilarious moments as well. Pretty much everything I mentioned in the first paragraph fits there, plus plenty of other stuff. The obviously fake construction (complete with “drill drill” and “safety gear!”), Dash’s attempt to recover Pinkie, and Gummy’s inability to give a crap about anything are all epic moments in an episode that’s full of great humor. (Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash’s terrible lying probably takes the cake). The only real issue that I can think of is that the way Pinkie gets it in her head that her friends don’t like her is a bit contrived, but even then it’s not a huge problem. This episode is pretty much a classic of the series, and with good reason.