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Airs: March 31st, 2012

Directed By: James ''Wootie" Wootton

Storyboarded by (Senior/Junior): Sherann Johnson & Justin Nichols

Official (?) Synopsis:

"In order to become the gossip columnist for their school paper, the Cutie Mark Crusaders adopt the name 'Gabby Gums,' but when they land the job, their happiness is cut short by the pain they cause to other ponies with their hurtful stories. "

Sorry its late guys!I haven't been checking EQ as often so I missed when the extended synopsis came up. Just slipped my mind. OOPS! :P

-Raven
  • Watching: The Daily Show
  • Drinking: Water
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cbrubaker Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Sherann Johnson seemed to have done all of the CMC episodes this season, I noticed.

Great episode.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
SHE ALWAYS GETS THEM! Its become a little joke around the studio. And Tom Sales always gets Pinkie Pie ones (like next week's ep).
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Besides Tom, who else did S2E24?
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vomitresponse Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
March 31st was my birthday, so I'm pretending this is a surprise present from chance.

Also wanted to say you storyboarders are so cool. :D
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! We aim to please!

And happy birthday. :D
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
How soon can we expect to know the storyboarders on "MMMystery on the Friendship Express"? (S2E24) What's your release schedule for that?
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firewolfky Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Diamond Tiara...SHOVED DINKY DOO! How dare she?
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'd expect nothing less. :P
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Writer
It's really hard for an episode to follow something like Hurricane Fluttershy. Not my favorite but the background and storyboarding stuff definitely stood out for me. Kudos to Sherann and Justin for making good of a common plot which I wish had more character development to back up continuity and visual fun.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Between the two of them, they really pulled out some great acting. Sherann is master of the CMC's and Justin's just plain hilarious. I haven't seen the fully animated version yet--curious to see how they handled some of his wild facial expressions.
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Writer
Oh yes, the facial expressions :). I loved the little moment where the three of them are stumped for newspaper stories and drinking coffee.

Applebloom's expression was the best - [link]

But yes. Great expressions everywhere. Also I loved that Lyra showed up again, this time reading a paper like a human.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I appreciate the link. XD I haven't seen them all enough to know them off the top of my head. I'm continually surprised by how well the lay-out crew translates our board expressions into flash ones.
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Writer
No prob :). And their work looks fantastic.

Out of curiosity, what would a board for this scene look like by comparison to the completed version? Would it have the main characters and just the table with roughly those expressions?
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Eposide is really awesome! :D About Big Mac is first time talking give to them angry since season 1. Big Mac talking is awesome! :D
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suddenlyahat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
That was a funny moment, AJ and Big Mac swapping roles. AJ sticking with Eyup and Nope, and the big speach from Big Mac! ^_^
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Eyup. strange he always talking Eyup and Nope.

Big Mac: they reading about between I and Smarty Pants found out my friends laugh at me. oh well I forgive you applebloom.

XD He still love Smarty pants?! I thought he took Twilight's Smarty pants.
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Kaloyan-Alett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm curious about something, how did y'all develop the writing the ponies use? It kinda seems close to english but it also seems to read slightly backwards.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My husband and I were talking about this just the other night. I think its just a shorthand they use so the writing doesn't dominate the scene... Sometimes it looks like what a word would normally look like if you crossed your eyes while trying to read it. If I find out otherwise I will let it be known!
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Kaloyan-Alett Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I had to dig around in my favorites to find this but someone came up with an Equestrian Alphabet based on the idea that equines would likely write using straight lines.
It's all in here: [link]

Pretty interesting to me. :D
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Woooooah! That's *awesome*. XD
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AnimatEd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
I haven't seen this episode yet, but I look forward to comparing the CMC (which I already compare to Eds) to Eddy's Bobby Blabby scam. :D
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
HA! I'm about to watch it in a bit.. It'll be interesting in a way because Scott directed the Bobby Blabby episode.. whereas Sherann directed this one and her and Scott are pretty much common-law married by now..
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AnimatEd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
It wasn't quite as similar to Bobby Blabby as I was expecting. XD Someone still edited a Diamond Tiara clip to have Eddy saying "THAT'S BOBBY BLABBY, GET IT RIGHT" though!

Are they seriously common-law married or is that a joke about them working together so long? haha
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I have not seen the ep yet--I'll get back to you on that part.

YES they are common-law by now I think. On top of working together. XD
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AnimatEd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh wow! Well congrats to them, then! :D
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sdknex Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Many thanks!

(Just check Derpy Hooves News, and you’ll be informed earlier.)
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Kaloyan-Alett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This episode was terrific! I loved the little nod to The Great and Powerful Trixie, this means Trixie LIVES in ponyville or at least as close as Canterlot given that they did an article about the princess!
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DuplexFields Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Or, Snips and Snails are "anonymous sources" who have been studying magic tricks and claim to have figured out the secrets to her tricks.
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