2snacks has recently showed a screen shot of the up coming Two Best Sisters Play. Judging from the original video this might be just before Luna-Matt and Celestia-Pat start smacking Pikachu in the face with a bunch of apples. Those of you who played Pokemon Snap will know why they did that.
This episode was good... until the ending. Making Fluttershy the one who is absolutely right just screw up the whole episode. She's not an expert on the vampire fruit bats, and her initial attempt was a failure, so it's rather ridiculous that they think her solution, the "bat sanctuary" would work. After all, if they spread throughout the whole acre, what exactly stops them from moving out of the area they are given? All for the lesson at the end.
I never liked the way MLP inserts moral lessons at the end, and this episode made me dislike it even more.
i immediately thought the sanctuary seemed like a good idea. i was surprised that the whole group just kind of shunned the idea immediately. i know they say that while they were building it, the bats would eat the rest of the crop but honestly, they could have split up the work with half the mane six building the sanctuary and the other half keeping the bats at bay....
the fact that it is possible for a vampire fruit pony to exist in canon now has me thinking about all the fan fictions that have existed and will exist about vampire ponies. i know someone will twist it so that perhaps a spell goes wrong and not only does a pony receive the bats vampirism but somehow it gets directed towards other ponies instead of fruit. god i really hope someone makes that fanfic... in fact i might be inclined to do it myself if i had the time lol
So... Fluttershy turns into a vampire... That is AWESOME! I kind of wish she was a straight up blood sucker, but what can you do... other than write fanfiction or make fanart. That being said I know what my next piece of pony fanart is going to be. I also like the little teaser there at the end when we see that she still has fangs. A sequel maybe? Or how about a twist where Fluttershy is the new villain for an episode or two. Discord and Flutter-Bat, the crusaders of evil! They probably wont do it, but it would be awesome. Anyways I kind of liked Flutter-Bat's design and I really do hope it makes another appearance. The changes were in just the right places and maybe if she does go vampire again we can see a bit more of the transformation. Maybe even see a more sadistic yet sweet version of Fluttershy.
Flutter-Bat: "Don't worry I would never hurt you. Which is why I'm gonna quickly crush your head completely so you don't feel any pain."
Also, Fluttershy's transformation makes that song from earlier with its muted color pallet seem a lot less out of place. All and all I liked this episode, I'm a sucker for anything horror themed. My only wish is that this had been showed during October and they just went balls out and maybe even make a two parter with Fluttershy terrorizing the shit out of everyone. They all ready made an episode where she spent the whole day curb stomping anyone who so much as looked at her funny so why can't I have my adorably bloodthirsty demon of the night Flutter-Bat. But again, what can you do?
Other than all that I liked Pinkie's visual gags in this and how she reacted to anything "suspicious" and Rarity's hazmat suit gave me a good chuckle. I also though it was funny how upset Dash was at the possible lack of cider. No one gets in the way of Dash's drinks! No one!
In closing, bring back Flutter-Bat. I know that little thing in the end is just a parody of the whole sequel bating horror movie cliche, but I still want to see it again. And if they do, I really hope for something laughably dark and twisted. I would love to see an episode where the writers and the animators lock themselves in a room and say to each other, "Okay, lets really see what we can get away with."
That might never happen, but I can dream... Or just make fanart or write fanfiction.
Grivous wrote: What. The. FUCK. Was that ending?!
We should get that thing in Fluttershy seriously? I hope not!
I do know Grivous. I really want to take it seriously, but then again, I'm the weirdo whose into the idea of Flutter-Bat, the terror of Ponyville.
Hell, I hope that whole part at the end with the bat enclosure is all just part of a two part plan that involves Flutter-Bat leading an army winged creatures in a plan systematically take over Ponyville and walk the night as an unstoppable beast... Until the day is saved and everything goes back to normal of course...
I could go for Flutter-Bat being a villain of the kind you describe. The comic already established that Flutter has some rather odd ideas of what is fascinating when it comes to her animal friends. And I have always assumed that, as Ponyville's resident animal expert and pet raiser, she has probably had to put down more than one animal to end it's suffering (As I had her say once in something I wrote "Sometimes, helping and animal in their life means helping them to leave it."). It actually could be very interesting.
In other notes
1. Haha Rarity in a Hazmat suit. Guess Equestria has a higher level of tech than we thought, if they need Hazmats. Or is this more leftover tech from the human collapse theory (come to think of it the suit actually has a biohazard symbol on it, so they also have to have out method of warning nomenclature. More proof of a previous human collapse.
2. Pinkie's mane is prehensile? No, I take that back, Earth ponies manes and tails in general are prehensile (Flutterbat was hanging by her tail, not her back hooves)
3. In the flashback to the last apple infestation, there was a pony who seemed to be wearing a hat Identical with AJ's. This seems to bolster my theory, that the reason AJ seems so attached to her hat is that it is a hand me down and a family heirloom (I always said it was her Daddy's hat, but with this flashback maybe her it goes back even further). Actually, since we don't know exactly when the last infestation was, or at what age Granny stopped wearing the poke bonnet, we just may have gotten our first glimpse of one of AJ's parents
So I made another human mlp fanart and people seemed to like the picture of Luna so I thought maybe I could upload it here again. I like the idea but am not really happy with how it turned out. But I am drawing more that will make up for it maybe.
@Ari-6: Lovely pic, Ari! Drawing Rainbow Dash doing swimming is something new. Most fanartists make her just running around or doing Parkour. Yet I must say that her expression looks kinda weird. Is she exausted? And I must give you an target on her right foot. It seems that it is facing too much to the right while her right knee is pointed to the front from her body. I think you should move the foot a little to the left or make it a bit straight.
@Kusang: I am not really a fan of EG but go for it! You can take further in the EG more than the animators themselves with fanservice. There is a huuuuge space and possibilities to do with the EG's shorts.