In Defense of A Canterlot Wedding Part 2Our next point is: Shining Armor and Cadence being "asspulls"In Defense of A Canterlot Wedding Part 29 months ago in Personal More Like This
How so? The claim goes that the introduction of Shining Armor, Twilight's Brother, and Cadence, Twilight's foalsitter, came out of nowhere with no previous build-up. In actuality, it seems like some fans aren't very familiar with the show's episodic format.
While there's an underlying plot to the show, My Little Pony (Friendship is Magic or otherwise) is by no means serialized or plot-heavy. The lack of major continuity nods is very much on purpose as each episode (and two-parter) are made to stand on their own as their own self-contained story. Hence, why "Swarm of the Century" didn't continue into the next episode with Ponyville being rebuilt. This so nobody really has to watch it in the order that it's aired since you won't find much of an overarching storyline that way (you could say the Grand Galloping Gala build-up was one but it still didn't require you to watch in order).
Inherently, this is by no means a bad method