>Fun ep, but it felt like the real conflict of the story only started to come out in the last three minutes. >>467958
Sounds like you think that's a negative. I would strongly disagree with that since that is something that has already been addressed in earlier Fluttershy episodes and would have just been treading the same ground. Because the conflict really only came up at the end of the episode Fluttershy had already started to enjoy performing and had gotten more comfortable with it. Because everything had went so well and Fluttershy had unintentionally faced the situation she had so feared the only big question that needed to be asked was "was it really that horrible?". I don't quite see the point of having the conflict come up earlier for needless dramaz. If you have some idea why it should have I'd be interested to hear those.
>voice coming from a barrel
Fluttershy clearly has a powerful voice!
>11 minute plot padded out with songs>>467959
Personally, I greatly prefer that to the alternative. See MMC where they had a 40+ minute plot that they crammed into 20 minutes with songs. When I talk about the slower pace of season 1 this is exactly what I'm talking about. This episode was in no hurry to go anywhere, and it shows. At no point did I feel the episode was rushing in some direction.
Obviously this is a matter of preference, so if you aren't a fan of that, that's fine. For me, this was the first episode this season, and probably last season, too, that really just made me feel happy to watch ponies.
Agreed, though I don't think it made that much sense even with the context.>>467960
If you were given those six or seven minutes what would you have done with them?
…and yes, I admit, dancing Fluttershy really does make me happy, at least!