MLP Issue 26 Review (Spoilers!)The StoryMore Like This
Katie Cook’s writing has featured more and more winks at the audience, usually with the characters acknowledging that something doesn’t make sense. In this case, a camp of settler ponies admits that the plan from the previous issue was plain dumb. Not a great way to start, saying “Our heroines were idiots.”
Longhorn makes his master move: to legally file for ownership of Rancho Bronco. Applejack’s counter-plan requires misdirection. While Twilight and Fluttershy keep Longhorn bogged down in paperwork, the others try various tactics to move the bull camp off the land and invalidate their claim. They fail repeatedly, usually due to poor planning or incompetence. There’s a very strong Looney Toons vibe to these scenes. They’re being played for comedy, with absurdities from both the bulls and the ponies, yet fail to include something important.
In Looney Toons, the incompetency was on the part of the villains. They would fail, and