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Agiri 444402[View]

>All the ponies are gonna become super heroes

>Dash is basically gonna keep being herself but with tights

Anonymous 444406

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Yes, please!

>be superhero in a setting not conducive to superheroes

>aspire to join the military's super athlete squad
Much easier to don a cape and go to town!


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Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 443557[View]

2 hours until judgement day…. I got a beer, im rollin balls, and im fuckng ready


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Anonymous 438889[View]

Let's figure out how do we fix Chrysalis and the whole changeling concept.
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Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 440033

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>>438889
forget the concept ever existed

and never put ger in an episode again

Anonymous 442980

>>438889
silly anon, she doesnt need fixing

Anonymous 443015

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Season Four Wish List Heavy Mole 442709[View]

I'm sure many of us have been speculating on just what will happen in season four, after a long interstice which has featured many staff changes. Some even say that this season will "make or break" continued interest in the show.

I have my own ideas about what I'd like to see this season. Below I've listed some hypothetical episodes which I feel we would do well to see (feel free to share your own!):

"My Little Candidate" - After being picked on by some bullies at school, Scootaloo decides to prove herself by running for mayor of Ponyville–but does a cutie mark lie in her future, or a jaded conscience?

"The Manehattan Project" - Shining Armor is kicked out of the Crystal Empire after he waffles an answer about his time spent with the disguised Queen Chrysalis. He goes to Manehattan to stay with his parents, and rubs elbows with Babs Seed, who offers to help him with his failing marriage…

"Baby Snakes" - The Cakes wind up with a gigantic stockpile of Big Beefaroni when Pinkie Pie protests that the Chef has altered the recipe from ordinary Beefaroni (besides just making them "big"); meanwhile, Sweetie Belle doesn't know what to do when she finds a dead snake in her room.

"Elements of Harmony Unlimited" - With Twilight having recently ascended to alicorn status, Rainbow Dash motions to expand the Elements of Harmony to make them "more powerful than ever". Each of the Elements have their own suggestions for who to induct (including Babs Seed, Gilda and Discord), but the girls soon learn that six heads are better than twenty-two…

"Everybody Dupes" - When Rarity swallows her house key at a picnic at Sweet Apple Acres, she inadvertently offends Applejack by refusing to use her outhouses. She must reconcile quickly, however, when the shade of King Sombra returns to menace the unfortunate citizens of the Crystal Empire. Can Rarity swallow her pride and admit the truth in front of her friends and terrified dignitaries, in time to save the crystal ponies?

"One Froggy Evening" - Spike and Shining Armor stumble across a tap-dancing frog when traipsing through Froggy Bottom Bog, and become certain that such a curiosity is what is needed to restore Shining to Cadence's good graces. The frog's stop-and-go antics make him more trouble than he's worth, however, and land Spike in the 'frog' house wit
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Anonymous 442713

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Holy Jeebus, if one of these is a two-parter you've got a whole half-season.

"No Child Left Behind"- Following low test scores and rumors of delayed cutie marks, Cheerilee's supervisor investigates her class. Can the Cutie Mark Crusaders whip the student body into shape in time to save their favorite teacher?

Anonymous 442829

"Recyling is Cool" - Rarity's Hippogrith friend Hilda comes to stay, but proves to be a bully and a thief! Can Applejack expose her for what she really is?

Anonymous 442892

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>>442829
>proof that ponies can knock up griffons

Yes, please.


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less than two days 442722[View]

ohmaigoshohmaigoshohmaigosh

Anonymous 442801

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Start MLP:FIM rumors! Anonymous 440173[View]

-In the original 'conflict resolution' compromise for Over A Barrel, the buffalo agreed to fertilize the apple orchard in exchange for a cut of the pies.

-The original voice recordings for It's About Time included a lengthier "not going to move until next Tuesday" scene, in which Twilight is more vocal. She shouts Rainbow Dash's name several times in frustration and once in what sounds like pleasure.

-The script for Read it and Weep was altered heavily by by Hasbro execs to avoid lesbian overtones.
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Anonymous 441092

In Call of the Cutie they cut out several minutes-worth of gratuitous filly flank shots

Anonymous 442175

>>441092
They made up for it in The Show Stoppers.

Hulkbow!SMASH/3FWA 442656

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There will be at least two episodes guest-written by Derpy.


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season 4 442597[View]

jee season 4 coming in 3 days!!

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 442612

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>>442597
>3 days
>ponycountdown at the top of the page was saying 2 days when you posted this
I do believe you are a little bit late on that, good sir. Also… A little bit more content in the opening post for your thread wouldn't be a bad idea, in case you are planning on starting others in the future. Helps others take part in the discussion, you know?~


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More recurring characters? Agiri 438881[View]

I'd really like to see more characters introduced who actually re-appear in later episodes, like Zecora, Babs and Discord.
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Colshy!x04iLINER6 442382

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>>442353

Both of them have gotten short lived cameos but it would interesting to see more direct participation; speaking roles, some insight into their past lives, working alongside the Mane6.

>>442371

>A Vinyl/Tavi episode where they rival in a music face-off


Do want!

Agiri 442502

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>>442382

>A no-dialouge spoof of Tom and Jerry where Angel sneaks into Carrot Top's garden for carrots.


And in the end they become friends and she lets him come over for carrots whenever he wants :3

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 442576

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>>442371
We've had the CMC learning lessons already, though! Remember Family Appreciation Day? It also gave a lot of background on Ponyville and Granny Smith.

Personally I wouldn't really want the side characters, and especially not background ponies given the spotlight often. With this I mean being the stars of their own episodes. Supporting roles, for sure, but the main show isn't about them, no matter how much I'd want Octavia or Rose to get their episodes. And after what happened with Derpy I'm not sure they'd want to touch beloved background characters that much.

Sorry to rain on your parades, but at least I don't think these things are feasible.


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Season 4 Episode 6 Title Revealed 438729[View]

The title for the 6th episode of season 4 has been revealed by zap2it:

Season 4 Episode 6: Power Ponies
Air Date: December 21, 2013

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-power-ponies/EP013304160075

There is no synopsis yet, but it should be noted that this episode is one of the ones that was previewed back at Comic-Con:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnlquKcFM58&feature=youtu.be&t=1m5s

Anonymous 438839

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I NEED A HERO
I'M HOLDIN' OUT FOR A HERO 'TIL THE END OF THE NI-IGHT

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 439264

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>>438839
WE DON`T NEED ANOTHER HERO
WE DON`T NEED TO KNOW THE WAY HOME
ALL WE WANT IS LIFE BEYOND
EQUESTRIA

On topic, I'm not super excited. The concept went so well the last time, though at least this time the story seems to be different. Just wait for this to be a Merriwether episode. But eh, maybe it will end up being okay, we'll see.


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Season 4 Premiere Anonymous 422420[View]

http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/press/My_Little_Pony_Premiere_Announcement_Release_10-23-13_FINAL.pdf

The fourth season begins with a revealing two-part premiere in which the newly crowned Princess Twilight must balance her new royal duties and her friendship with the other ponies. Amid preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration in Canterlot, Princesses Celestria and Luna go missing and the Everfree Forest is taking over Equestria. These unexpected turn of events sends Princess Twilight and her pony friends on a quest to discover a mysterious foe who threatens to destroy everything. It is all up to Princess Twilight and her friends to help save Equestria from being destroyed. As part of the journey, Princess Twilight is given the chance to discover the secret behind the Elements of Harmony.
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Anonymous 437046

>>422420
They literally fucking stuck wings on her
that face…

Anonymous 437386

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>>426927
I'll believe it when I see it. It would make more sense if dinosaurs would appear and cause the end-times, sending everyone to seek shelter from the dinosaurs.

!iJerk1bUeo 438148

>>426927
lel
>rainbow dash comes out
>lauren faust becomes next mass shooter


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!BETAMAXaN6 434929[View]

>mfw i'm more scared than excited about the upcoming season

These are the things I'm most worried about.
>Vinyl Scratch
>Lyra
>Derpy
>Doctor Hooves
>Pinkie Pie sucking
>Fluttershy sucking
>Rarity sucking
>Non-stop Twilight
>Celestia sucking
>Luna existing
>Rainbow Dash existing
>Applejack episodes existing
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Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 437230

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Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 437231

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>>437168
or…. or we could just
kill the applesnack

!iJerk1bUeo 437595

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>>437168
Background ponies stay in the background.

Anyway, according to this you should squirt everywhere in a lil
http://www.tvguide.com/News/My-Little-Pony-Friendship-Magic-Comic-Con-1068095.aspx?rss=news&partnerid=spi&profileid=05

>>437168
Milky is already canon. Did you not see her in S1, 2 and 3?


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Season 4 Episodes 1, 2, and 3 Synopses 427560[View]

Zap2it has released their synopses for the two opening episodes and the third episode of season 4.

Season 4 Episode 1: Princess Twilight. Part 1
Air Date: November 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Synopsis:
Now a Princess, Twilight Sparkle's Summer Sun Celebration plans are put on hold when Princesses Luna and Celestia go missing.


http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/Why-Cant-I-Hold-All-These-Ponies/EP013304160070

Season 4 Episode 2: Princess Twilight, Part 2
Air Date: November 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Synopsis:
In order to save Equestria from the Everfree Forest, Princess Twilight and friends must bring their Elements to the Tree of Harmony.


http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/Why-Cant-I-Hold-All-These-Ponies/EP013304160071

Season 4 Episode 3: Castle-Mania
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Anonymous 432868

>>429697

They'll probably just bring it up as a gag every now and then, i doubt they really have any serious plans for it.
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Anonymous 432908

>>432868
In other words, it's going nowhere because the comedy potential is too great.

Oh and apparently the "sweet moments" aren't going to stop either.

436013

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The title of the fifth episode has been released:

Season 4 Episode 5: Flight to the Finish
Air Date: December 14, 2013

No synopsis has been given yet.

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-flight-to-the-finish/EP013304160074?aid=zap2it


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S4 countdown Macil!/5s/Techmk 378863[View]

November 23, 2013

What are you expecting in Season 4?
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Agiri 435780

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>>379334
>>379606
>>379304

I agree, they're falling into the trap of writing her the easiest possible way, when in fact Pinkie's humor can be more subtle. Case in point: One of her funniest moments is "oatmeal are you crazy", and it didn't require a cut-away and a laugh track

She's still best pony

Anonymous 435788

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>>378872
No way

LyraTheFlirt!!Ah2q8cdspr 435943

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>>435780
I really hope they fix how they write her. She is one of my favorites and they used to write her so well.


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The writers suck at writing for AJ Agiri 426926[View]

From as early as the pilot, the writers NEVER knew how to write Applejack properly.

Her element, "honesty", refers to living an honest life and having integrity, not to literally telling the truth all the time.

Yet in S1E2 and in S2E2, the writers clearly don't understand this simple concept.

In S1E2, she proves how honest she is by… telling Twilight that it's okay to let go of a ledge? In S2E2, her discorded version just tells a bunch of petty lies?

To anyone who makes the claim that the show has been declining in quality: No, the writing was always shit.
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Anonymous 435742

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I think the lack of consistency mainly between the two parters is part of the reason why I'm not much of an Applejack person. I blame it on whole "elements of harmony" concept, which has made it a little more difficult to stitch her character throughout the entirety of the show.

Agiri 435771

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>>435742

I think the problem is that "honesty" can be defined two different ways, and the writers don't seem to fully realize it. She was written to be "honest" as in "to have integrity" not "to never tell lies".

The strange part is that Lauren Faust herself wrote the pilot, so even she fell into this trap.

Though I guess it would be difficult to demonstrate this trait in a short 4-minute scene.

Anonymous 435784

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>>435771
AJ's pretty high on the integrity scale, although she has a major blind spot for her own athleticism. (She's a capable weekend warrior, but fancies herself a contender for the best around. Sorry, Miss J.). As for lies… she doesn't tell many, and she doesn't tell them well, but she certainly lies at least a few times.

…hot damn that is a high-tied shirt.


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headcanon thread Agiri 409386[View]

>The ponies have small magical fields around their hooves for lifting things just like the power puff girls. (>pic)

>Chrysalis runs a changeling brothel
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Agiri 433206

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End of Sonic Rainboom:

"Sorry boys, but I've got plans"

*flies off with the Wonderbolts to get gang-banged*

Anonymous 433229

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>>433206
>implying that's only headcanon

433490

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>>431958
Omfg I know man.

>>432240
Made me smile.

Come to think of it, the Nightmare night Episode Had ponies in costumes that Resembled things that aren't talked about. Pipsqueak had a Pirate Costume on.. Pirate Costume? Canon. There are Pirates in MLP.


S4 soon! !!Fluttershy ## Mod 433456[View]

PonyCountdown.com

What are your thoughts on S4 guys?
This was asked a lot back when S3 ended, but now that things have cooled off a bit, I wonder what people are expecting of it...
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437347

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Sneak peek of the first episode from TV Guide:

http://www.tvguide.com/News/My-Little-Pony-Exclusive-Video-1073399.aspx

Doesn't really tell us much we didn't already know.

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 437350

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>>437347
Yeah, seriously. But I guess that's just good, would have sucked to have a sneak peek that told us a lot. This just keeps us hungry for more. The first second or so reminded me of something… also looked rather pretty. And hey, BG ponies! We have the winning pony and Raindrops there right away~ And some other familiar faces on the ground as well.

Anonymous 438387

>>437350
> Antipodes
Eeeee
I got to chat with the author, amazing guy


433430[View]

MLP ROCKS


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425191[View]

Whatever happened to that pony radio show that mlpchan was doing?
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Tom' the /♥/ bringer 425292

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I believe Sarf was in charge of it.
Haven't seen Sarf in a while, so I'd assume the project is either on hold or dead, however you want to consider it.

425428

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>>425292
What a shame, I saw a bright future for it.

Anonymous 430283

I think TEMPO is on /mlp/ now.


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Valve love bronies? Anonymous 427812[View]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmkFJLWxnpc

It seems to me they love their Brony fanbase on TF2 enough to reference MLP in the new TF2 update.

427865

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this is nothing new

Gabe watches MLP

a majority of TF2 players are casual

bronies are casuals

why not just cash in.


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A question from Anonthony Tom' the /♥/ bringer 426392[View]

In his most recent letter to me, 'thony told me he had a question for you guys.

If each pony had a personal issue and could only ask for counsel to one other from the mane 6, who would she go to? Who'd be her confident?

I feel like Pinkie would actually make a great confident for about everyone, but then I think AJ and RD might have a better time being honest to each other… Maybe?
What do you guys think?
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426953

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I could see Twilight going to any one of the other Mane 5 for help depending on the nature of the problem. I could also see her asking Spike or one of the Princesses.

For Pinkie, I'd say it would be about the same as with Twilight, but without Spike or the princesses.

Rarity would definitely go to Fluttershy first, not just because they share similar interests, but because she and Fluttershy seem to hang out more often than with the others. Spa visits and whatnot.

Dash would go to either Fluttershy (since they're childhood friends and all), Applejack (because she meshes well with Dash's tomboyish personality), or Twilight (because as the "egghead" of the group, she would probably be able to help her the most. Also reading buddies).

Fluttershy would go to Rarity first, and, failing that, would probably go to Pinkie next.

Applejack would probably seek out Twilight first, then try Dash if that didn't work out.

Heavy Mole 427032

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Hmm…

Pinkie would get "lonely comedian" syndrome, and would turn to the quiet and reserved Fluttershy for normal conversation.

Rarity would feel isolated spending so much time in a line of work that not many others around her can be expected to know, and would turn to Twilight as someone who can relate.

Applejack, though a hard and useful worker, would sometimes feel guilty for being a "fish out of water" when it comes to topical or worldly matters, and would turn to Pinkie as an "in-the-loop" person who would not judge her.

Fluttershy would struggle with the demands of making it in the working world-at-large, and would lean on Applejack's reliable ethic and received wisdom.

Twilight would be stressed out by the high demands of her position and turn to Rainbow Dash as a confident, rough-and-ready antidote to her typical company.

Rainbow Dash would accrue many difficulties in her personal relationships due to her one-track focus and bilious temperament, and would turn to Rarity for advice on social matters.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 427151

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Probably depends on the issue at hand, In general it comes down to who they respect enough to listen to their advise and trust enough to ask for help. Of course those with specialist knowledge get an advantage for advice in that area, see Sisterhooves Social, I can't see Rarity asking AJ for advice in any other circumstance.

Fluttershy -> Rarity or Rainbow Dash: she'd go to those she knows the best.

Rarity -> Fluttershy : They have this thing going at the spa, and Fluttershy is a very good listener, not to mention very kind

AJ -> Granny Smith or Twilight, depending on the advice she needed. Granny Smith provides wisdom; Twilight, knowledge

Pinkie -> Twilight: she acts as the rational problem solver

Twilight -> Panic, though Spike acts as her counsel she wouldn't actually seek him out. He just gives it on his own

Rainbow Dash -> wouldn't ask for counsel; that would admit weakness, he'd hide it or try to solve it herself


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