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Starlight's parents finally appear in full slender in this episode! A long time back, Josh Haber tweeted about her parents being a little remotely "Negligent" towards her (link: tinyurl.com/yddg3vymand I cannot help but think that something like that sounds so dreadful to hear. I totally understand now how Starlight felt whenever Sunburst did leave her and completely shatter her heart. With Starlight nearly destroying Equestria as we know it, I'm just so glad to see that she is a better pony with a lot more friends than ever before. Sunburst on the other hoof hasn't neither seen his parents for a long time as well. I guess we can say that magic surely has gotten the best of these two and hopefully both of their families can all come together peacefully.










 




So right off the bat, we knew that this was going to be a friendship problem. Only very little was known about both Starlight and Sunburst's parents as well. If anything, I would of expected Starlight's father, Firelight to be a lot more concerned with Starlight and her past rather than give such a very short introduction to this new and improved town of Sire's Hollow. This is the very first time is such a long, long time that Starlight visit's her family after all. The only question I have is... what happened to Starlight's mother and Sunburst's father? Here's hoping we get to see them at some point because I got the slightest feeling that they may be both divorced. Exploring both of their parent's personality was a lot of fun, but all they really felt like were very busy "business" ponies making the big bits. The town has changed a lot since their last visit and we could mostly owe it all two Firelight and Stellar Flare.

















Not really the strongest of introduction to their parents, but yet... they certainly wanted to save that for the last because the whole idea of the episode was to reunite with both of their parents. Other than that... there wasn't too much this episode had going for it, except a new location we got to explore, and new characters. I honestly really enjoyed both of their personalities to impress both Starlight and Sunburst. Firelight wanted to keep going into the history books, while Stellar Flare wanted to keep making the "perfect plan" for Sunburst in order to solve and/or create a friendship problem. My favorite out of the two is definitely Firelight. Anyone who makes Starlight even more adorable than she already is gets my vote! These parents both had good intentions from the start, and I sure am glad to see them come to a new leaf after they solved the first problem with them. I really thought that we were going to get a total plot-twist after that happend, but it took Starlight and Sunburst a long time to realize that it was them and their parents. I'm glad both of their families came to an understanding and will now, and always forever, stay in touch with each other.

That ending was quite touching.



















Too much help is never a bad thing. What matters most is all the help you can get.









NEXT EPISODE...







Non-Compete Clause


Applejack and Rainbow Dash take the friendship students on a teamwork learning field trip, and accidentally show the students the opposite of teamwork.


We know how competitive Applejack and Rainbow Dash are whenever it comes to any type of field-day. Just how far can they possibly go whenever they
realize that being a bit too competitive cannot be a good thing? This kind of takes us back to Buckball Season when they figure out that all that matters is to have fun.











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OddEyesDragoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
This... was one of the episode that I looked most forward to. :)
While it may be a repeat of Parental Glideance, it was such a treat to see Sunburst and Starlight interact with their parents.
It was a good episode on learning to speak upfront with one's parents, and communication.

And of course, the amount of expressions from Starlight being absolutely fun.

My only question being: Where is Starlight's Mother and Sunburst's father?
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The mothers and fathers... at least to me... I would wanna think they got a divorce, or passed somewhere along the way.
Though... I think we're all thinking that still because we have yet to see them again.
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dksponge13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One slight problem I had with the episode; When we first meet Star's dad and Sun's mom, the former wanted to preserve the town's cultural heritage while the latter wanted to modernize it. At first I thought THAT was the real friendship problem, like they had different tastes in culture that were clashing and causing disorder for the rest of the town. But no. The episode, for some reason, decided to kinda throw that plot point out the window in favor of Star and Sun reconciling with their parents.

So yeah, as amusing as this episode was, the plot really left me confused. Cuz it starts out one way, then completely scraps it and goes another. It's like Spongebob's "Shuffleboarding". 😕
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta admit, I love how they're playing with our minds nowadays with these cutie map ideas!

Twilight Sparkle Cute Face plz #2 
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Steampunk-Brony Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly... I don't really know what to think about this episode.

Good points:
-(Even if it was forseeable) I hail ideas of the emissaries being at the heart of the problem and having to fix their own problems (unless it was already the case with Rainbow in Gilda in Griffonstone) and the problem being a Family problem instead of a Friendship problem.
-Nice to see more of Starburst.
-That "Fragrance Mare" is pretty cute.


Bad points:
-(Nitpicking): "Nopony outside of Ponyville has ever been called" Oh really? Let me check:
Twilight ==> Canterlot
Rainbow ==> Cloudsdale
Pinkie ==> Rockville
Fluttershy ==> Cloudsdale (Probably, but somes think she could come from Stratusbourg.)
Starlight ==> Sire's Hollow
(Unless Twi meant "Nopony LIVING OUT of Ponyville)

-Obviously, that forseeable childish and immature sulking moment. (Right, Parental Glideance and Horseplay?!!)

-Honestly: How can Starlight (a dictatorship of a dystopian village, who almost destroyed the principality, caused one of the worst time travel story and one of the worst MLP episode, who became the student of the (2nd) most popular Princess of the Principality, who saved the Principality two seasons ago, and who is one of the most powerful magician of the world,) being treated like a filly by her dad 'cause "he wants to protect her"? Seriously, think back about the time when Starlight was evil:
SL: Hahaha! I'm gonna erase Twilight and her friends of history to etablish my amon dictatorship on the world!
Dad: Pumpky-Wumki~ie, did you take your bwankie?
SL: Draaaad!!
And why the fuck does Sunburst's mother worry about his future and harass him with her plans, he is the godfather of the Crystal Empire young princess, his future is assured already! Did writers forgot (or didn't know) about those aspects of their characters? Is everyone nut in that village? How the fuck can their parents don't know about that?
OK... I guess it can be another anwser to the question: "How can Stalight has never heard about NM, Discord, Chrysalis, the attack on the FUCKING CAPITAL, Crystal Empire, Sombra, Twilight's corronation, Tyrek and all Mane 6's masterstrokes?".

-Seriously... Is that...really the extent of your imagination... Dave Rapp? Is that really the wide range of possibilities that you could pull off with this scenario?... this plot... Starlight's and Sunburt's (mainly Starlight's) troubled past, their relationship, Starlight's sorrow, her parents's absence*, the emotion she felt when knew she would have to meet Sunburst again (her ears were burning, she became deaf and she sweated), the emotion she could have feel while going back to her village...
With all the emotion we could have have with that episode... Rapp just gives us that... Incoherent Fraklin episode starting with "Oh no, don't wanna go back home, my parents suck" and ending by "Your are morons, but, we are sorry for telling you"... Hey, you're ripping of Parental Gliedance!
*Seriously, THE ONLY ONE GOOD THING THAT ONE OF THE WORST WRITERS OF THAT SHOW EVER MADE, HE DOESN'T EVEN USE IT!!! Honestly, making Starlight a latchkey kid with only one friend to care of her and have time with her is really a good idea. It makes her sorrow about Sunburst's departure even more touching, harrowing and understable. And it could even have created a good drama with Starlight's parents (or just her fathers): Who could have try having more time with her to make up for it with Starly and to console her after Sunburst's departure, but Starlight would have tell them where to get off, "You had 8 years to care of me, it's too late" (just like in The Dad Who Knew Too Little) and she could even hold them accountable for what she did with Cutie Marks and Time Travel: if they had cared more of her, she would have been less sad about Sunburst, and she would have never do what she did (it could seem immature and unfair from Starlight, but it still better than what we have with that episode). And it would have created an excellent drama with emotions with Starlight coming back to her village, forgiving her parents for their abscence (mainly because had good reasons: work to support their family), and her parents (or just her father) forgiving her for being so cold with them then they tried to console her.
But instead of this, we have a Franklin episode trying make as many jokes as possible.

So...I'm ok if you like it... but for me... it's beneath of MLP, the show has given us way better episodes. (Sorry for that doorstop)
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only episode I really like from Dave Rapp so far is Where The Apple Lies... and that's it. XD
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GamerSpax Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
This is one of two episodes I saw before the actual show premiere.  The other one was Horse Play.

I'll give my own feelings on it, but it's just more cynicism from me overall.  I hated this episode.  My main problem was that it was boring and it felt poorly structured.  Horse Play on the other hand I really liked and I felt it did a lot more to build on Celestia's character and push her more AS a character which is something she's desperately needed.
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tots agree that this episode was definitely weaker than what I expected too.
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GamerSpax Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
This episode alone was one of the reasons I chose not to watch the series this season until it was completed and people stopped caring.
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bookwormsteve Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
you do good reviews don't listen to haters
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're not hating, just giving advice. XD
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bookwormsteve Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
oh ok
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually don't proofread any of my writings. This isn't writing class or a contest so why would I have to?
Of course I usually just re-read it over again and make sure I didn't spell anything wrong and I do check for comma's or periods, but that is usually all I do.

As far as writing goes in general, I was never the best writer in school, but I am learning a whole lot as I go. Two big problems I have with writing is on-going sentences or just forgetting comma's or putting them in an unnecessary place. XD
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AskShadicTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Yeah baby! The next episode is an AppleDash episode! With Applejack and Rainbow Dash taking the Friendship students out on a field trip for a lesson in teamwork, what can go wrong?
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better yet... what could go right? :3
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AskShadicTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Yeah! I agree with you!
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SB1991 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did like the episode and I love the expressions Stellar Flare makes, the best ones for the season. And I already knew it was about Starlight and Sunburt trying to reconcile with their parents within half-way through the episode.

But we never see Sunburst's dad or Starlight's mother and I also wondered what happened to them. But in any case, I'm getting the feeling or theory that Stellar and Firelight could get married. But I think it's just me.
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just really wish it would of went towards a more "amending" and emotional type of episode because of Starlight or Sunburst not seeing their parents for years on end.
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lightning116 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
No mentions of Starlight's bedroom?
The second I saw that I went, "this is just begging for artwork."
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, they only showed it for such a short time, but all I can really say out of it is the fact that Starlight really must of been a "punk mare" back in the day. XD

Starlight Glimmer (Shocked) mlp season 6 
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lightning116 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Oh yeah.  You see the episodes live and I see them the day after.  So I got to pause and see it longer.
But yes.  Rebellious teen Starlight has to be something that the fandom needs to see.
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jimmyhook19202122 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Student General Artist
"The only question I have is... what happened to Starlight's mother and Sunburst's father?"


The latter, aka Sunburst's Dad, who we saw briefly back in the 2nd part of the Season 5 finale and also briefly in the 1st part in the Season 6 Premiere. I wonder what happened to him though? But the former, Starlight Glimmer's Mom, is obviously the bigger question for us. I just hope Hasbro/DHX Media at least provides the answer for that soon because it just wouldn't make sense to show only 1 half of Starlight Glimmer's Parents, aka her Dad. Know what I mean, Justin? :(


This Saturday's episode though sure will be a fun one, what with Applejack and Rainbow Dash competing against each other again! :D
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really, really, REALLY was expecting to be both of their parents too! It just doesn't make any sense. XD
Also... YES!! Dash and AJ episode ALWAYS for the win!! :heart: :heart:

MLP Rainbow Dash (Waving) Plz  MLP Applejack (YEE HAW) Plz 
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jimmyhook19202122 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Student General Artist
yeah :)

Heh! :D
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bookwormsteve Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
stellar flare is hot I hope there will be art of her soon
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Athletic-Dashie Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
That Episode is not too bad, can't wait for the next one tho.
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TheTraveler66 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The outcome was predictable by the half-way mark, but the journey there was a little unexpected.

Poor Glimglam. Map's getting revenge for what she did to it by giving her a bad case of the ultra-cringe.

After all was said and done, I found I enjoyed the episode. We got some Starlight faces that'll for sure be vectored soon, Sunburst's mom gave a face that'll probably turn into a meme, and nice feels were had in the end.















(plus we have a new milf for the more lewd artworks and I promise you it'll be coming in the next couple days.)
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I too thought is was an OK episode, there just wasn't really much going for it is all.
If anything... I felt it was quite rushed a little.

this is a sunburst smiling 
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TheTraveler66 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I could see someone thinking it was rushed. Honestly, I'd have done something more with the personalities of the parents. Like teaching that it's okay to remember where you come from and it's okay to be prepared for the unexpected, but to not let it cloud your enjoyment of today.
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Roman-Santos Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Can you draw Firelight and Stellar Flare doing "it" with Stellar Flare in the head down butt up position?
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wtf... no.

If you want something like that then it will be a commission that you will have to pay with Paypal.
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Roman-Santos Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Sry, i got a little overboard because I ship them for some reason.
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loool. I do too. :333
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Snake557 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Next ep is an Appledash ep? yay! lol :3
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a relief for next week!

Rainbow Dash (yeah evil) plz 
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Chatterbeast Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite character is Stellar Flare.
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She was cute too. X3

Starlight Glimmer (Nervous Smile) mlp season 6 
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Chatterbeast Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And quite... let's just say attractive.
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmhmmm. :heart:
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LunaticDawn Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Starlight's room. Headbang! 
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOL. I see a lot of art coming out from that part. XD

Starlight Glimmer (happy) plz 
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bookwormsteve Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
this was a good episode at least we got to see their parentsoverall it was a good episode
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ya.
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bookwormsteve Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
yeah shes cute
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tyler2135 Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Glim glam's dad was awesome!
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He sure is one rich pony! :3
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tyler2135 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Yep
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ChaudTheGamer Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great review bud. Also I LOVE Stellar Flare!! SO CUTE :3
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ShutterflyEQD Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh yes!!

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