Forgot to reply to this one in previous post.
>Well, as Lauren said, they don't hammer logic too hard.
Which is fine to a point. It's a cartoon; I'm not expecting The Silmarillian, just reasonable believability/continuity. Pinkie breaking laws of physics I have no problem with. A mob of butterflies somehow holding a pony aloft is fine by me. Characters like Discord and Sombra not being mentioned before their introductions isn't a problem either since there was no reason why they'd have been brought up sooner.
>But, more importantly, she never intended for Cadance to be an alicorn. That was pure executive meddling.>She probably never intended for Twilight to become an alicorn either,
Exactly. These were bad decisions for the show, though I guess good decisions for toy sales. Some foresight could've kept these from being quite as awful for the show.
>although she did intend for her to succeed Celestia.
Yeah, that was a shitty idea. Let her be appointed as Minister of Magic or something, that'd be fine and far less Mary Sue. She's already had way too much going for her, what with being Celestia's sole student, vanquisher of three major antagonists (and a minor ursa), owner of the only dragon slave* in Ponyville, sister to captain of the Royal Guard (not just A guard, but the fucking CAPTAIN of them), oh and by the way her foalsitter and eventual sister-in-law was also royalty…even without making her an alicorn, she was going to become Celestia II? Come ON!>>395172>I get the distinct impression that Meghan, Jayson and the rest just kinda went "Fuck it" when Lauren left.
Something was definitely lacking in S03. I got the impression nobody was optimistic about there being a S04 at that point either.
>Making no mention of SA or Cadance in Season Two was a ridiculous oversight.
I could've even lived without mention of Cadence as Twilight's foalsitter, that wasn't terribly important to know ahead of time since it was supposed to be a surprise that she was SA's fiance. Though I still cast a hairy eyeball at Hasbro for there suddenly being more than two alicorns/princesses.
*Spike is totally her bitch. Don't even argue it.