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NATG VIII - Day 9: She stole my hive! by CMC--Scootaloo NATG VIII - Day 9: She stole my hive! :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 1 3 NATG VIII - Day 7: Finally I can fight! by CMC--Scootaloo NATG VIII - Day 7: Finally I can fight! :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 2 1 NATG VIII - Day 5: A Cold Treat by CMC--Scootaloo NATG VIII - Day 5: A Cold Treat :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 1 1 NATG VIII - Day 2: Circlejumping by CMC--Scootaloo NATG VIII - Day 2: Circlejumping :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 1 1 NATG VIII - Day 1: GO, Team Cloudsdale! by CMC--Scootaloo NATG VIII - Day 1: GO, Team Cloudsdale! :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 2 1 The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna by CMC--Scootaloo The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 4 1 The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna by CMC--Scootaloo The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 3 1 The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna by CMC--Scootaloo The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 3 0 The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna by CMC--Scootaloo The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 2 0 The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna by CMC--Scootaloo The CMC and Skystar at St. Rupert's Church, Vienna :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 1 1 Noi found a giant lollipop! by CMC--Scootaloo Noi found a giant lollipop! :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 3 4 ''YES! IT! WAS!'' (''Fallout: Equestria'' SPOILER) by CMC--Scootaloo
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''YES! IT! WAS!'' (''Fallout: Equestria'' SPOILER) :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 0 2
Petunia Paleo pumpkin (EQD Annual Pumpkin E. 2017) by CMC--Scootaloo Petunia Paleo pumpkin (EQD Annual Pumpkin E. 2017) :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 5 1 NATG VII - Makeup Day 2: Dinky trots and cheers by CMC--Scootaloo NATG VII - Makeup Day 2: Dinky trots and cheers :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 1 1 The CMC at the execution place High Market by CMC--Scootaloo The CMC at the execution place High Market :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 1 1 'The CM Crusade' Event Progress: Carrot Crunch!2 by CMC--Scootaloo 'The CM Crusade' Event Progress: Carrot Crunch!2 :iconcmc--scootaloo:CMC--Scootaloo 0 3

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After Friendship University by Helsaabi After Friendship University :iconhelsaabi:Helsaabi 23 9 MLP FIM - Plainity by Joakaha MLP FIM - Plainity :iconjoakaha:Joakaha 358 22 S8E16 - Grape Generosity by luminaura S8E16 - Grape Generosity :iconluminaura:luminaura 243 11 Classic Plainity by AssasinMonkey Classic Plainity :iconassasinmonkey:AssasinMonkey 1,059 38 Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight: Anger Management by MLP-Silver-Quill Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight: Anger Management :iconmlp-silver-quill:MLP-Silver-Quill 210 56 Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight: Apples of Discord by MLP-Silver-Quill Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight: Apples of Discord :iconmlp-silver-quill:MLP-Silver-Quill 225 63 After A Matter of Principals by Helsaabi After A Matter of Principals :iconhelsaabi:Helsaabi 65 14 Discord's Body by EMositeCC Discord's Body :iconemositecc:EMositeCC 126 14 Substitute Teacher by EMositeCC Substitute Teacher :iconemositecc:EMositeCC 190 46 S8E14 - Allergies by luminaura S8E14 - Allergies :iconluminaura:luminaura 352 16 Friendship Students by mysticalpha Friendship Students :iconmysticalpha:mysticalpha 513 20 A Dragon's Warming by AssasinMonkey A Dragon's Warming :iconassasinmonkey:AssasinMonkey 1,172 40 Mascot Marmoset by AssasinMonkey Mascot Marmoset :iconassasinmonkey:AssasinMonkey 151 4 Part 11: The Fan Favorite by BJDazzle Part 11: The Fan Favorite :iconbjdazzle:BJDazzle 7 5 Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight: Good Night Glider by MLP-Silver-Quill Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight: Good Night Glider :iconmlp-silver-quill:MLP-Silver-Quill 204 44 Part 10: Octavia's Grand Tour by BJDazzle Part 10: Octavia's Grand Tour :iconbjdazzle:BJDazzle 7 4

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"The End in Friend" is finally here with its proper airing on Discovery Family and we got..... an old-fashioned Mane Six episode, which is a rarity these days, and a Rarity & Rainbow Dash episode, which is an even bigger rarity. No, these aren't puns, you just imagine this~
Unfortunately, this episode is another reminder on it that the Mane Six have gotten stale as characters..... I did enjoy the lesson of this episode, about how a friendship gets tested if two friends suddenly realize that they are a bit more different than they originally thought, in that case, doubts triggered by Gallus questioning their friendship. My friend and me had this happen to us, when we discovered a rare thing about which we don't think the same way and so I know how trying that is a for a friendship. So, I could relate to Rarity and Rainbow Dash here and found it interesting to see this being tackled by an episode.
However, that's about it, and since the Mane Six just aren't very interesting as characters anymore these days because we've seen so much of their lives, personalities and relationships by now, I would have liked it more if we would have gotten to see a similar conflict or clash between two other ponies/creatures. But since it was a conflict involving Rarity and Rainbow Dash I can, for the aforementioned reason, not say more about it.
However, this doesn't mean that this review will be a short one..... For the first time ever with an episode of MLP:FiM, I find myself much more interested in background details and information, than in the mane plot of the episode. And there are indeed interesting things to find here.....

One of the things that intrigue me the most, is the hidden passage in Twilight's Friendship School and the hidden exit it leads to. Why did Twilight let this getting built into her school? A passage that is obviously supposed to be a secret, because it was hidden behind a shelf?
I went through several ideas how it would be useful for somepony to get into the school or out of the school without being seen..... It would be an easy way for a thief to get into the school and steal something or for a student to sneak out in order to skip school. But obviously, these potential uses are weakpoints of the hidden passage, not advantages, and Twilight would not want either of these two things to happen.
Another thought was an emergency exit in case of fire or other dangers. But since the passage is a secret only Twilight knew about up until the events seen in this episode and because it's also locked, this would make very little sense. So, what is it used for?
The most likely suspicion I have regarding it is that Twilight let this passage getting built in case the school gets into trouble by an attacker or by someone who holds students as hostages, so that she can flee from the school without the attacker noticing and get help from outside, for example, from Celestia and Luna.
But would Twilight think that far ahead? That the school could get attacked? The fact that the secret passage must have been built before Twilight got into trouble with Chancellor Neighsay, as the construction of the school happened quite some time before that, also puts this into question, even if Twilight would suspect that Chancellor Neighsay will become a threat like this in the future.
It's right now a complete mystery why this passage exists and what Twilight's plans are with it, but nonetheless, I can't shake off the feeling that this passage will become very important in the future.....

After this, my attention got caught a lot by Lyra and Bon Bon..... We've only seen them sitting at a table at Ponyville's café together, but the way Bon Bon looked at Lyra was enthralling. Lyra was continously talking and Bon Bon was practically glued to Lyra's lips with her eyes. Lyra must have told Bon Bon something very interesting there. But then again, if two mares are as close to each other as Lyra and Bon Bon are, it probably doesn't matter what they talk about, they will always be deeply invested in the conversation. And judging by Bon Bon's expression, the two of them will be very busy with "workout" once they get home.

Just a little before that, we have seen something that we have only heard about so far..... A Shadow Spade book! It was in "Rarity Investigates!" during Season 5 that we heard about this book series for the first time, but unlike with Daring Do books, we never got to see one of these books. But now we did, which also showed us a little how Shadow Spade looks as she can be seen on the cover of the books. It's nice to get such a little detail three seasons after we heard about these books first.
And in addition to that, we also got to see a new Daring Do book cover. The only pity about this is that we didn't get to see it bigger, it looks really exciting and thrilling and would make for a good desktop background.

Next thing, is an interesting choice of words by Rainbow Dash that got me thinking a lot..... After she tried to fly over the swamp, but decided to give up because of the hot geysirs, she said she can't risk that her wingfeathers get burnt, as that would mean she can't fly for the Wonderbolts for weeks. Why wingfeathers, though? By what we've heard so far, pegasi only have feathers on their wings anyway, so why did Rainbow Dash use this term? Of course Rainbow Dash isn't one to choose her words so exactly, unlike Twilight would have in this situation, but why would she use this word when it's only her wings that have feathers? Rainbow Dash is also not an idiot, so she wouldn't have chosen this word without a reason.
Does this mean pegasi have feathers on parts of their bodies other than their wings? It does seem so and if that's true, I really wonder on which body parts they are and what function these feathers have then.

Finally, for how simple the episode is, we got a lot of unexpected worldbuilding! First off, we saw Rainbow Dash destroying the gems Rarity had collected in the gem mine near Ponyville. Which showed us a nice difference to gems on Earth: Equestrian gems can shatter like glass! Seeing how Equestria's gems are less robust than Earth's gems, this probably means that Equestria's gems grow faster and have therefore not enough time to become as solid as Earth's gems are. Which, in turn, could be due to the fact that dragons eat gems, making it a requirement that gems grow faster. It is nice seeing how Equestria's nature has adapted to this. Which is, of course, only a theory that holds ground if all gems in Equestria are as easy to shatter as these (the gems that Rainbow Dash shattered were perhaps just not "ripe" yet), but it is a possibility.
The probably biggest worldbuilding this episode has to offer is the big (no, you still just imagine the puns~) frog Rarity and Rainbow Dash met in the swamp while searching for the Amulet of Aurora. A frog who belongs to a species called "Bufogren" according to Rainbow Dash, with very sensitive ears and, most surprisingly, the ability to talk! It's not the first time we've seen a creature like this in the show, if you still remember the chimera from Season 4, but getting to know more creatures who live in Equestria is always welcome. I find it especially exciting how the bufogren frogs always have to talk quietly because of their sensitive ears. Seeing a creature that has to take care of its body in such a special way is quite interesting.
Letting aside Rainbow Dash's implication regarding pegasi feathers that I mentioned above, we got one other new, definite information about pegasi, namely, that pegasi can not only shape clouds, but create clouds as well! So far, it looked like pegasi need the weather factory in Cloudsdale to make clouds, but they are actually able to use their weather-altering magic to condense water into vapor and then cool it off and form a cloud from it! An impressive ability and I wonder how big a cloud one pegasi creates can be.
Lastly, we learned more about the Amulet of Aurora. It is able to control the tides and to create tsunamis. A quite terrifying weapon and it brings up a few interesting questions..... Why did the hippogriffs not use this weapon against the Storm King when he attacked them? Was it because they did not want to risk destroying their own homeland by summoning a tsunami? Or, were they not in possession of the artifact when the Storm King attacked, because it became lost to them centuries ago? Twilight got the amulet from Celestia, which hints at this possibility. And if so, how did the amulet get into Celestia's hooves and why did she never return it to the hippogriffs? And does this mean the hippogriffs always turned themselves into seaponies, even before the Storm King attacked them? And if that is true, for what purpose? The history of the hippogriffs seems to be much more complex than we previously thought.

And this brings me, to end this review, also to an interesting theory I developed after watching this episode..... As we know, the magical artifacts Twilight let her students search for are from each of their species; one from ponies, one from the griffons, one from the yaks, one from the dragons, one from the changelings and one from the hippogriffs. And they are six artifacts in total..... And who is known for having wielded six magical artifacts in battles against Equestria's foes?
Since their introduction, we've seen a slow increase in screentime for the Student Six and they feel a lot like they are planned to succeed the Mane Six as the show's mane characters..... Will Sandbar, Gallus, Yona, Smolder, Ocellus and Silverstream perhaps follow in the hoofsteps of the Mane Six as Equestria's chosen protectors and wield these artifacts against Equestria's enemies just like the Mane Six did it with the Elements of Harmony? Or, maybe even become protectors of the whole planet, the Great Protectors of Equus?
This could of course just be one big coincidence. But that DHX showed us these artifacts again, instead of ignoring them after "A Matter of Principals", could be a hint they give us that these artifacts will hold a greater meaning in the future. And remember that it was Celestia who gave Twilight these magical artifacts for her spellvenger hunt..... We know that Celestia is remarkable at plannings things ahead of time and, maybe, she already knows what awaits Silverstream and the others in the future and what their destiny is and has set things into motion for them.
Maybe the Student Six will have to defend all of Equus soon with these artifacts..... If we see the artifacts in more episodes from now on, we can be very sure of this and I will keep my eyes out for them.
  • Listening to: School of Friendship & Friendship Always Wins
  • Reading: Proofreading this journal entry
  • Watching: The End in Friend
  • Playing: Playing tag with Cozy Glow in LoE.
  • Eating: Raw fish
  • Drinking: Orange Juice!

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"There is so much potential in that 1 second background joke." - Schwarzer--Ritter about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, describing it in one sentence.


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Woah, birthday wishes! :O Missed them all yesterday because I was busy watching the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Movie for the fifth and the sixth time. :D


Thank you for your birthday wishes and the cake! :D
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Happy birthday :)
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Thanks a lot! :iconscootplz:
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Happy birthday!
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Alles Gute, mein Freund!
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