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It's about time! Anonymous 481447

Get hype!
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/season-5-of-my-little-pony-friendship.html
Finally. Something pone related to talk about.
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Anonymous 481448

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Big Jim has spoken.

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 481449

>Starlight Glimmer
...really. Isn't that a bit too on the nose, dontcha think?

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 481450

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Also
>several new, original songs soon to be fan-favorites

Isn't that a bit presumptuous?

>season filled with surprises and special treats for viewers, including the appearance of celebrity guest voice Tony Award-winner Lena Hall, the series' exciting 100th episode - - see background characters brought to the forefront for the first time,

>special treats for the viewers
I really, really hope they don't overdo this. A BG pony episode could be really interesting but I also feel it could backfire horribly...

But anyways, I guess it's time to start talking pony, hype or not. Haven't watched the trailers, probably won't be, though I did read the press release. Gonna be just blanket spoiling anything below because black bars are ugly.

Opener
I fear I'm going to be calling a lot of bullshit when the first two episodes air, with them doing even more with cutie marks. I haven't been super happy with how malleable they seem to have become, but if that's what it's going to be, I guess that's what it is in this new show.

First thing to start with, giving up your cutie mark. Do they literally lose their cutie mark or are they simply covering it up with something different? If it took the Elements to basically mindraping pretty much every single pony other than Twi to change the cutie marks and "destinies" of the Bearers I'm going to have to assume there is some new magic they'll be calling upon here. If the cutie marks are actually gone or changed, that is.

Twilight Sparkle Sunset Shimmer Starlight Glimmer and her "sinister view on friendship" sounds like something that could be interesting if done well. I'm torn, since I both want her to have a solid case behind her but also want her to be straight up bad/evil so that the cutie mark and individuality Equestria has stay as, I don't know, utopistic as I want them to be. There have been some fics that make the argument for cutie marks not having to dictate what you do and what-not, but that has already been the case in the show. I suppose I'll have to wait and see what her views are and how they are delivered to go any further on that.

One thing I've been saying and thinking a lot for a good long while now has been that the M6 and especially our Twitwi are getting so ridiculously strong that there shouldn't be any villain that could seriously challenge them with just power alone. Someone who apparently had the power/magic of all the ponies of Equestria and Discord wasn't enough, and it at least seems like this "rainbow power" isn't tied to any necklaces that could be dealt with. Even before that they were getting stupidly strong. What we needed were villains who aren't just that, but actually require some other means of defeating them. I mean, all the major villains so far have been more about the way to get to the magic MacGuffin, usually the Elements, so they could overpower whatever threat they currently had.

But if they were against something or somepony who couldn't simply be blasted with the Elements, or the Crystal Heart, or magic sparkly friendship rainbows? What if the goal wasn't to get to the MacGuffin to solve the crisis at all? To me this episode seems to be promising that, and I've waited oh so long for it. I really, really hope they deliver on that front.


The season in general, according to the release
"a journey that embraces such themes as individuality, coming of age, facing fears and achieving your dreams."
>facing fears
Yet another Fluttershy faces her fears episode confirmed?
The others seem to heavily point to the CMC, though that could just be me choosing to read it that way. But cutie marks and coming of age are linked, so... Individuality seems to be a theme at least in the first two episodes as well. Achieving your dreams could be many things, one of which could be Dash and the Blunderbolts... Not so much to go on here, I think. Too many things that sentence could refer to.


But of course, my expectations, preferences and desires seem to be rather different from most of the viewerbase, and of course from the direction of the show in general. Gotta wait and see! ...and we really better get some screentime for Rose this season, and without that damn doctor hanging around thank you very much!

Rainbow Dash 481451

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...IIII don't know if I trust this "Starlight Glimmer, Twilight. Seems kind of fishy if you ask me.

Now The Late and Prowessful Schmixie, on the other hand... ! There's a new friend I can get behind. I like the cut of her jib!

Awesome eel 481452

>>481447
WOOHOO !

Anonymous 481453

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>>481447
I'll be looking forward to the coming episodes after weathering the disappointment of the "crisis-in-equestria" premiere, so we can be allowed to enjoy the decent "everyday life in ponyville" stories.

481454

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As an oldhorse from gen 1, I'm kind of really disappointed with how they intend to use the smooze.

Anonymous 481455

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>SILVER SPRING

Anonymous 481456

Fuckkkkkk i jaZzed

Anonymous 481457

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Heavy Mole 481459

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>>481454
Who died and made you president of Smooze?

481464

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>>481459
I'm allowed to have opinions. Respect your elders.

Anonymous 481467

So... a poll??
> 1 - extremely hyped for S5
> 2 - hyped for S5
> 3 - looking forward to S5
> 4 - not really looking forward to it but going to watch it anyway
> 5 - dreading
> 6 - really dreading
> 7 - no feelings either way

Anonymous 481468

>>481467

not really looking forward to it but going to watch it anyway (probably)

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 481469

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>>481467
Either
> 3 - looking forward to S5
or
> 4 - not really looking forward to it but going to watch it anyway
or something in between

It's going to be nice to have some new pony, but I'm not too hyped for it, since it's been so long and I wasn't particularly wow'd by what we got last season.

>>481457
>sad.png
Why's that?

481470

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481471

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>>481467
3
Fresh pone...

Lora Grim!ZzLORAGRIM 481472

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I can't wait.

I can't wait for there to be porn of it!

Thunderanon 481473

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Awesome eel 481474

>>481467
1, anything else is heretical.

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 481478

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Anonymous 481485

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Two weeks and counting.

So close! Can we hold out that much longer?!?

481487

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Happy Winter Wrap-Up day!

Heavy Mole 481488

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>>481487
They did a terrible job where I live.

Thunderanon 481489

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>>481487
But, its spring.

481490

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>>481489
Yessir. That's how Winter Wrap-Up works. Southern birds, and all that shit.

481502

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In 7 days...
Twilight and her friends take their friendship to the next level.

Anonymous 481505

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Anyone know of any plans to stream this earth-shattering event?

inb4 memories of this week's major fuck up of the Steven Universe stream come back to haunt me.

Anonymous 481520

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One more day!

This has been an epic week. Now to cap it off with some fresh pone.

Anonymous 481522

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Mmmmm yyessss and another season


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