>>403215>In magic duel Twilight was Spinning animals around and it caused her to sweat…
I could fanwank that by saying that Flutters put her under a good deal of pressure, and the figure-eight shape was harder than simply levitating them, but I'm not under any illusions about it: how difficult a spell seems to be for Twilight is driven by the needs of the episode, and little else.
She teleports effortlessly. That's more impressive than juggling animals in my book.
>…in the "Art of the Dress" Music Video Rarity was spinning small things like ribbons and scissors…>Rarity woke up one day with Rainbow dash's job and was using her horn to organize the clouds in the sky.
Both were during musical interludes, and I can't even call the scene in "Magical Mystery Cure" an interlude. That whole episode was a straight-up musical, the only one they've ever done.
I know the conventions of the genre. When the music starts, get ready to flex your suspension of disbelief. Musicals are inherently illogical. In the first place, everyone is singing
. The realism of what they're doing takes a back seat to that.
In The Lion King
, does the surrealism during "I Just Can't Wait to be King" really fit with the gravity and bleakness of Mufasa's death? No, but they got away with it because it was a musical interlude. You can go full-Busby-Berkeley with that stuff, and traditionally, audiences wouldn't bat an eye.
I say "traditionally" because I've noticed that younger viewers often don't get it. I'm not sure why.