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S5 E24: Behind the Glamour by Esuka S5 E24: Behind the Glamour by Esuka
Oh god, this season and it's cute ponies. What ever am I to do with all these cute ponies! This episode was a good swing up for me, and not just got its cute characters. It showed a good relationship between two characters. It was well paced and hit its beats in a pleasing way. It was deliberate without being self righteous about a message, which could have been easy to do in this situation. My biggest gripe, I'd say, was that the manager did not get any sort of comeuppance, but that's unfortunately all too true. Some times, bad people get to walk away, so it's really more a gripe with reality than with this story.

I think the way Rara as a personality and as a character was handled was well executed. Her wants and intentions did not necessarily meet up with her persona as constructed, but everyone just assumes that to be what she wants. Maybe we can take that into consideration before we rag on celebrities and their antics... Probably not, but maybe. Lastly, shout outs to some great songs this episode. Just fantastic work.

Well folks, we're coming to it at last. The conclusion to the fifth season. I hope you're looking forward to it. I know I am. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving.

MLP:FiM is (c) Hasbro
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DiscoZenna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Very cute!
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TheBatUp2Bat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The amount of adorable in this piece is off the roof! ^w^ Love the colors in the background! <3
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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Fantastic art and tribute!!
And I agree with you about what you wrote in the description. And yeah it's important to not judge based on what is easy to misinterpret and rather aim for people's "true self", so that the "mist" between people could be cleared. Always Reach Out To the Truth and Pursuing Our True Self!
I personally loved the episode a whole lot and it was quite emotional for me.
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
AJ and Rara, BFFs. Heart 
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cajobif Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Wonderful work.

Yeah, it was a great episode. And her longest song, "I am just a pony" www.youtube.com/watch?v=buuYIB… was send for the Emmies.

www.equestriadaily.com/2015/11…

In case you ignored it. And at the end, Rara ask AJ to be her manager. Nah! Didn't happen, but would have been funny, though.
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kimpossiblelove Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015   Writer
I loved the songs, other than the one in act two.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool one here.
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
This episode was very cute. The plot wasn't hard to figure out, but the moral of the episode was well handled and I loved Rara's character. Svengallop was a dick, easily the most unpleasant character in this season right alongside Starlight Glimmer and Spoiled Rich. At least we can be reasonably sure that Starlight will get her comeuppance out of those three. I hope. I don't want to see every villain reformed, I want to see some of them get punished.

The songs were great. Yes, I even liked that deliberately fake and ridiculous pop song. However, it was nothing compared to finally getting to see the beautiful "The Magic Inside" fully animated. I have no idea how many times I've watched that song as a storyboard on YouTube, so I was really looking forward to it and it did not disappoint. I actually know next to nothing about Lena Hall, but I can say that she did a great job here.

So this was Amy Keating Rogers's final MLP episode. It wasn't her best episode by any means, but it was still very good and I will miss her contributions to the show. I certainly can't blame Disney for hiring her. Thank you for everything, Ms. Rogers. I give your swan song 9/10.
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