So, more interesting Equestria Girls news. Small bit is that dog-Spike isn't just a dog Twilight happens to bump into, Spike DOES in fact come with, and literally gets turned into a dog.
I actually kinda like that, since we'll at least know he understands what's going on. Silent companion Spike allows Twilight to have a source of comfort while still feeling detached enough from home that she can feel melancholy about it.
Bigger news: Uncovered DVD blurbs have told us that the five human analogs to Twilight's friends do NOT in fact just have the same names, and most of them have distinctly human names. You guys sitting down?
Pinkie Pie = Paulina Pettifer (wonder if her middle name is still Dianne)
Applejack = Amelia Jems
Rainbow Dash = Roxy Dodgers
Fluttershy = Faith Summers
Rarity = Rowellina Beattie
So yeah, that happened. I can't say they're not fitting names. I especially like Fluttershy's, that's a straightup bullseye. Confused about AJ's though, given the "Jems" thing makes me think of Rarity. Also, can't say I've ever met a "Rowellina," but a rare name would be fitting, wouldn't it...
That's not where it ends either! Sunset Shimmer gets the name "Susan Shelby," which I'm guessing is her cover.
But then there's THIS...
Our dear new friend and potential love-interest "Brad," is purportedly dubbed "Jock Fastflash."
Hmm... ♪One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong...♪
I mean, seriously, in a world with evidently more CONVENTIONAL names, his name sounds awfully Equestrian, don't it?
Okay, I'm calling it: we have a few possibilities here.
1: Sunset Shimmer is a red herring. She was either never a pony, or else stepped through the mirror long before these events, and is ACTUALLY just a bitchy teenage pissant in a human high school. Twilight cozies up to Jock, too laser-focused on Shimmer's transparent unpleasantness to realize the TRUE mastermind is playing her for a fool.
2: Shimmer and Jock are incahoots, same basic scenario, but Shimmer just isn't the only villain.
Okay, you tell me: wouldn't that just be PERFECT? Like DHX is purposely propping up lame, entirely controversial setups to lull us all into a false sense of apathy?
No, I'm completely serious. This all sets up to be a dime a dozen vacuous high school story about a popularity contest to win back a crown, while our leading lady suddenly meets a hunky and unlikable love-interest that the audience is going to reject on sight.
What if they're trolling us?! We're all resigned to see a well-constructed but lame special, and then BAM!
Jock simultaneously creeps from the shadows as the true villain, breaks Twilight's heart, and in turn makes our general dislike for the character vindicated, as we realize they were never ACTUALLY going to set Twilight up for love in some one-shot adventure that might not even be canon to begin with.
On top of that, what was before to end like every stupid Disney channel special evar suddenly busts out into this crazy supernatural climax, likely wrapping both worlds into the fray, perhaps even having the M6 meet their alternate selves and team up!
Okay, you can say I'm handing out a lot of hypotheticals, but damnit, this is the crew of DHX we're talking about here! These are the guys who took a mandate from Hasbro to cap season 2 off with a royal wedding between two unknowns, and turned it into an AWESOME set of episodes involving an invasion by shape-shifting succubi, the lead characters brawling, Celestia joining the fight for once, and some of the best musical numbers to grace the series.
...Okay, it was also one of the worst written, with a well-designed by bafflingly stupid villain in Chrysalis and plotholes you'd be hard-pressed to plug even with the aid of Shining Armor's forcefield powers, but it sure as shit wasn't conventional, nor boring...
Harry intentionally used the occlumantic link to see Voldemort's thoughts. He was flicking lit matches at Lucius Malfoy.
"Your pain bores me," said Darth Nonose. "Go fetch Severus. I have some death for him."
Wazit_Blade: "Gah! J-Dude just invaded the thread!"