Also, I really liked this episode. Everyone was included, got some good lines, and it all felt like they weren't just thrown into the plot. Loved Pinkie's moments and got a few chuckles, Twi's OCD moment with the displaced ink jars was silly and cute, AJ overall was well done (and got to buck something actually damaging other than apples at foes), Rarity was her charming self, RD got a little character development with being in the process of writing a novel (never would have seen that coming), and Fluttershy thought of something clever yet simple to contribute which was a wonderful setup for Spike to "over think" things (any pony can inflate like Pinkie now...).
As for the CGI... I don't know why, but when I saw it, it reminded me of Dragon Booster, an old show that was on Disney for a while. The modelling style just looked really similar to me.
P.S. Also, liked the air balloon pony. She looked really miffed after getting back her balloon, and it was adorable to me.
It's going to bug me if I don't comment on the zodiac...
Rainbow Dash is the element of Loyalty. If whoever made this is going to have Sagittarius represent Loyalty, he or she darn well better have RD be Sagittarius, not Pinkie Pie, who should probably be Gemini instead of Derpy (it's eclectic and dynamic, BTW.)
Trixie and Zecora should be swapped, also.
Libra suits Rarity, and Leo suits Celestia, but having generous under Leo bothers me because of Rarity.
I'm making too big a deal about this. Hey, look! Dr. Whooves has Tom Baker's scarf in the steampunk picture!
Jesus, arguments over character alignment in terms of D&D terminology are more interesting and worthwhile than figuring out what character's astrology sign is which.
What does it matter anyway? You're only going to find out you're wrong when the characters ACTUAL birth date comes to light. Y'know, with astrology being total baseless bullshit and all.
Also, apparently the giant Timber Wolf wasn't CGI. Makes sense when you look at it, and all the more impressive when you figure on the work that went into that. No wonder it barely DID anything in the episode but cough...
The fact that M.A. Larson wrote the last episode, combining with the official artwork posted a long time ago (spoilers), the last episode will be the same type as Friendship is Magic or Return of Harmony, a lot of actions and epicness.
Well you can not get on a list if less people know who you are. I was just surprised that Awoken beat out Discord. Discord pretty much defined music for this year in the brony fandom. Not that Awoken is a bad song, it rightfully deserves to be up their no doubt.
Comics: Making memories The academy record. Fun facts: Firefly was supposed to be RD's mother, but Lauren Faust couldn't use the idea because Hasbro no longer owns the rights for Firefly, and that idea fits this comic very well. The great plan. And lastly a comic series, Background pony, based on the fanfic of the same name.
On a random thought side note: Since the main six are the only ones who can use the Elements of Harmony does that make them all living weapons or just regular ponies who can use the most powerful weapons in their world?
Mad-Mutt wrote:On a random thought side note: Since the main six are the only ones who can use the Elements of Harmony does that make them all living weapons or just regular ponies who can use the most powerful weapons in their world?
I'd say the latter. After all, they can't use the elements without the jewels. If they really were the weapons, you'd think the abilities would be sort of innate, to be called up at will (think something like Sailor Moon, where they can transform themselves with a mere gesture) And now a question of my own. Did the Mane 6 sort of shape the elements to thier own form? Each element is shaped (more or less) like the corresponding pony's Cutie Mark. So did each element shape itself like that when the corresponding pony claimed it or were they already shaped that way (in which case, was each of the main six prophesized to get that specific mark. And if they did shape themselves that way, what did the elements look like before (and since as far as we know the mane 6 are not destined to be immortal (except maybe Twilight), what will they look like when the next set take thier mantles.)
I would personally go with the first one Mon-K. Like say Scoot got the element of loyalty for whatever reason, then it would become her cutie mark, whatever that may be. And I'm also one of the people who don't think Alicorns are immortal. They just live ridiculously long lives I think.