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Oh hey, the student six... young six... whatever the heck you want to call them six... are still relevant, which gives me an opportunity to tell you all about something I noticed after this episode was revealed to be a thing that exists.  Apparently, there was a decent chunk of people (read: vocal minority) who don't like them at all for whatever reason.  I know, I know, you can't please absolutely everyone, but I still don't know why I was surprised when I saw a good number of comments on an EqD discussion post about this episode talking about how much the student six sucked or similar words among those lines.  Of course, almost all of them didn't go into much or any detail at all with regards to the why.  With that said, let's talk about an episode where the student six are summoned by the Tree of Harmony to... deliver some kind of eulogy or memorial after what happened to it in the premiere.  And yes, some promo material showed off the Twilight avatar the Tree used in "What Lies Beneath", so...  Yeah.  Let's just get going and see what this one was all about!

We start off with RD racing Silverstream, and after they land, RD awards her the title of "First non-Pegasus Wonderbolt", giving her a medal for her efforts.  She then tells her to get ready for a 'Bolts show right now and flies off, leaving Silverstream worried about not having a proper 'Bolts uniform.  Ocellus and Yona come in, panicking about missing a final and falling into a landscape reminiscent of something that may or may not be a product of Discord, respectively.  We see the rest of the student six get together (hello cute Smolder), and we quickly find out that this is a dream brought upon by the Twilight avatar used by the Tree of Harmony (now called "The Messenger", apparently), who has summoned them to the Tree itself.  She fires streams of light coloured like the Elements at the student six, and they wake up.  Later, at the School of Friendship, Spike is cleaning floors, and then Twilight approaches him with a... highlighter emergency.  Of course.  We quickly find out that we're between school years, and then the student six arrive unexpectedly, saying the Tree has summoned them.  They then get the bad news from Twilight:  The Tree is gone, and so are the Elements of Harmony.  Nevertheless, the student six are allowed to see what is left of the Tree.  In the Tree cave, Silverstream quickly surmises that it isn't really gone since it called out to them in their dream, and they try to contact it, to no avail.  Sandbar thinks that the Tree used the last of its powers to summon them.  Thorax comes in and tries to take Ocellus away for leaving without asking, but then he is persuaded by the rest of the student six to let her stay.  Everyone else, save for Sandbar, persuades their parents (or leaders of their repective peoples to let them stay as well in a montage featuring Princess Ember, Terramar, and Silverstream's parents among other characters.  While they were gone, Sandbar decided to clean house in the Tree cave for a memorial dedicated to the Tree... which is in the form of a new Charlie Brown tree.  You can tell that the rest of the student six were not pleased by this.

Here comes the low point of the episode.  Everyone else comes up with their own ideas of how to memorialize the Tree, save for Yona, who wants everyone to work together to figure something out.  Of course, Yona's suggestion is shrugged off by the others, who go off to implement their own ideas.  Gallus's idea, a museum complete with a few white lies, is told off by Yona and Sandbar, who's still taking care of his Charlie Brown tree.  Smolder's idea, building a statue of the Tree, doesn't go over well in practice because she can't remember what the Tree looked like.  Silverstream's idea is similar to Smolder's, but with cave paintings instead of statues.  Ocellus comes in with a giant fountain and other assorted trinkets for a meditation garden and winds up disrupting some of Silverstream's paintings in the process.  The ponies that Gallus attracted to his museum run off, Smolder brings her statue into the cave and fights Gallus, the statue winds up in Ocellus's fountain, splashing its water absolutely everywhere.  Yeah, that was really predictable.

The fighting continues until Yona shuts them up by saying that the Tree of Harmony still exists in their hearts and their friendship, Ocellus going on to remind them of the first time they became friends, at the Castle of the Two Sisters, above the Tree cave.  Yona then comes up with an idea, and that idea winds up becoming literally rebuilding the Tree into a clubhouse/treehouse, after Gallus and Silverstream have their inputs.  And then they start singing!  Ladies and gentlemen, you have arrived at THE highlight of the episode, at least in my view.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but was that the first song focused around the student six?  No matter what the case was, it was still really good, basically about the Tree being in their hearts and everything they learned from it.  The Tree clubhouse is completed, and despite it being a bit messy, they like it.  Then, a rumbling in the ground occurs.

Take a wild guess as to what happened next.

The Tree of Harmony regrew itself into something that is now available at your nearest Walmart for $60, completely obliterating what was left of the Castle of the Two Sisters in the process!

Jokes aside, the Twilight avatar reappears and tells them that their friendship and selfless deeds to give the Tree a proper memorial caused the new Tree of Harmony to appear.  She disappears, and the real Twilight along with Spike appear, wondering what that big burst of magic was.  They get filled in on the details by the student six, Twilight says their friendship is more powerful than they realize and that the Elements of Harmony live on in the mane six's hearts, and they go inside the new Tree of Harmony, but we - the viewers - don't.  Instead, we get some credits!

I had to rewatch this episode to get the full gist of it, because the first time around, the livestreams I resorted to were kinda... messy, to say the least, but a new fandom meme came out of it, at least.  Honestly, though, my opinion of this episode never changed after my rewatch, since I managed to watch enough of it the first time around to get the general idea.  It was... good.  Pretty good.  Obviously, after what happened last week, this one was bound to be more sedate and laid-back, but what I wasn't expecting was an episode with many similarities to season five's "Castle Sweet Castle".  As I've already mentioned, the second act of this one was hampered by bad execution and plot points that were coming from a mile away.  As I always say when stuff like that comes up, being predictable isn't necessarily a bad thing.  It is the execution that matters, and here, well, I've already said what I thought about that.  Everything else did manage to pull this episode back together, for the most part - a strong beginning, a strong ending, the student six themselves being about we'd expect them to be, and man, that song.  I don't know if I can say anything else about it.  It was that good.  Also, that new Tree of Harmony clubhouse treehouse playset thing has gotten me SERIOUSLY intrigued.  I mean, I'm already expecting it to play a big role later on this season.  I'm a bit bummed out by not actually seeing what was inside, but eh, it's not a big deal.  So...  Yeah.  I really don't have that much more to say about this one.  Good episode, hampered by a really weak second act.

Next week:  Hopefully, I won't be as dazed in awe after the 200th episode as I was after the 100th episode.  Seriously, there's a reason I made two posts about "Slice of Life" immediately after it aired.  It's because the first one was... kinda not good.

...I'm gonna have to explain that spoiler quip, aren't I?
Even though we've come a long way from season one and "Friendship is Magic", there will always be spoilers...
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So this is it, eh?  The beginning of the end of G4 pony/FiM with... "The Beginning of the End"?  Featuring the retirement of Princesses Celestia and Luna, the mane six stepping up to replace them, and new and returning villains featuring characters like Grogar and King Sombra?  Oh, and this two-parter featured the return of the Lady Writers - Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco - to the driver's seat, the first time since season seven that they've done stuff for pony.  Yeah.  I think you can tell that the hype train was going so fast, it went to plaid, knitted a sweater out of that plaid with a giant neon sign embedded into it, then wore it until the neon lights which said "THE END IS NEIGH" blew out.  Honestly, at this point in time, all I ask is that this final season ends on a high note, and I think the staff has found ways to do just that, starting with this two-parter.

We start off with Twilight and Spike running to Canterlot, and they meet up with the rest of the Mane Six just outside the main gate.  They have been summoned by Princess Celestia for some unexplained reason.  Arriving in the throne room, they hear from Celestia and Luna that... everything is alright, Equestria is enjoying its longest period of harmony in a long time thanks to the mane six's efforts, and Celestia and Luna are retiring?!  Aaaand...  Cue Discord to break the tension.  Obviously, though, the mane six are shocked to hear that bit of news.  Twilight quickly surmises that she and the rest of the mane six are being drafted to take their place.  While Twilight is somewhat reluctant, the others think they can handle it, and they declare themselves "Protectors of Equestria".  Celestia announces a formal transfer in a few days, and Twilight freaks out again.  Back at her own castle, Discord announces how predictable the next few moments will be before leaving.  Pinkie invents the word "Twilighting", and Twilight worries that the princesses won't help in the event of enemy attack, though RD and Pinkie remind her that the princesses haven't helped!  Meanwhile, in the Everfree, Queen Chrysalis is hatching a new plan, and then she is summoned away.  In Tartarus, Cozy Glow and Tirek are bored, and then they are summoned as well.  In another part of Equestria, King Sombra is restored.  In a strange cavern, Tirek, Cozy Glow, Chrysalis, and Sombra meet each other, and all aside from Sombra suspect that they were  brought over to that cavern by Sombra.  Nope!  Say hello to Grogar, everyone!  His plan?  Get rid of Twilight and her friends, of course!  Side note:  In case you didn't know, Grogar was originally a G1 villain.

Grogar says that it's been quite a while since he visited Equestria, and then he brings Tirek back to full power.  Tirek then says that Grogar was once the emperor of Equestria, something Grogar backs up, adding that he has spent the millenia since he was emperor planning his return, and he is disappointed in the other villains for not working together to defeat the mane six.  Yup, that's his plan: a league of supervillains to take over Equestria... and then Sombra says that he'll take over the Crystal Empire himself, on his own terms, though he accepts Grogar's terms about being punished in the event of failure and is whisked away.  At the School of Friendship, which is out for the summer, Starlight Glimmer meets Twilight in her office, Spike reminds her of Twilight's extreme predictability, and Twilight wants Starlight to be the caretaker of her castle and the principal of the school.  Starlight reminds her of the last time she ran the school, but Twilight has confidence in her... much like how Starlight has confidence in Twilight.  In the Crystal Empire, Sombra begins his attack and brings back his mind control helmets to build up an army.  Cadence sends a message to Twilight, and then Sombra easily defeats her, Shining Armor, and Flurry Heart, completing his takeover in what seemed like a matter of minutes.

In the castle of friendship, Twilight recruits the rest of the mane six, Starlight, and Discord about Sombra's return.  Twilight declares that since they are the new rulers of Equestria, they would need to handle Sombra on their own.  She says that they need the Elements of Harmony to defeat Sombra, though Discord reminds her that the last time Sombra was defeated, the Elements weren't used.  They go to the Tree of Harmony, take the elements, and arrive in the Crystal Empire in record time.  However, Sombra uses his fear powers on them, giving Twilight a vision of Luna and Celestia chiding her for failing Equestria.  However, at the same time she and the mane six get over their fears, Spike breaks Cadence, Shining Armor, and Flurry Heart out.  Sombra is defeated by the Elements of Harmony in what seemed like a matter of minutes, Pinkie moonwalks on cakes, and Twilight, despite her persisting shakiness about ruling Equestria, is more confident than ever.  The mane six return the elements to the Tree of Harmony, and they draw up celebration plans.  However, Sombra follows them to the Tree and... single-hoofedly destroys both it and the Elements in SECONDS.  WITH THE MANE SIX WATCHING.

OH S***.

As he laughs maniacally, the mane six are left powerless and are imprisoned in a magical trap.  Sombra then declares that his plans now extend to ALL OF EQUESTRIA.  Sombra then leaves to take over Ponyville, Twilight expresses doubt about them being able to stop him again.  They begin digging their way out of the trap and do so in seconds.  Returning to Ponyville, they see that Sombra's takeover of the town is complete, even witnessing a possessed Starlight, Spike, and CMC.  They announce that Canterlot is next up and leave to lay siege to it, and in the meantime, the Everfree Forest is left to grow freely into Ponyville, thanks to the fact that the Tree of Harmony, which kept the forest at bay for so long, has been destroyed.  So...  We have officially entered the Sombra timeline from "The Cutie Re-Mark".

RD gets some gardening equipment to combat the expanding Everfree, and in Canterlot, Sombra leads his conscripted army and commands Big Mac to break open the gates.  Thinking that Celestia and Luna have fled from the fact that the throne room is empty, Sombra declares that he has taken over Equestria.  Back in Ponyville, the mane six are still combatting the Everfree, when Celestia and Luna FINALLY DO SOMETHING.  Starswirl also appears and announces that he, the princesses, and the other Pillars can stop the forest.  Twilight announces to Celestia Sombra's return, and the princesses tell her to stop him.  In Canterlot, the mane six provide adequate distraction for the many guards that Sombra has posted, though they teleport inside the castle to escape.  Discord arrives shortly them and Twilight wants him to help, and he does just that.  They then confront Sombra directly, and Discord proves that he can single-handedly handle Sombra... until he takes a powerful shot for Fluttershy, getting knocked out in the process.  Damn.  Uh...  How are Grogar and the other supervillains faring?

We don't get an answer to that.  Initially, at least.  Instead, Sombra declares his might, and Discord awakens, though he is seemingly powerless.  He still tells them that the mane six don't need the princesses, himself, or anyone else to defeat Sombra - only themselves.  The speech inspires them to keep on fighting, and...  CUE BEAM STRUGGLE... that only lasts a few seconds before friendship magic from the mane six sends Sombra back to where he came from, restoring the world to normal.  The mane six remain in the Canterlot throne room to take care of Discord, and Celestia and Luna arrive.  Celestia then announces that Twilight does, indeed, need more time to prepare to take over, though she will become a great leader in due time.  All that after Twilight announces that she thinks she's failed in properly asking them for help.  Discord announces that he was simply playing an act to get them to realise that they needed to do things on their own.  Of course.  The princesses say they had fun battling baddies in Ponyville with Starswirl (not gonna lie, I kinda wish we saw more of that), and they all have a nice big laugh about the situation.  Back in Grogar's lair, Cozy Glow attempts to ship Tirek and Chrysalis.  Grogar returns, gives the remaining supervillains a replay of Sombra's defeat, and he reiterates that he and his league of supervillains, now minus Sombra (though was he ever really onboard with Grogar's plan?), will take over Equestria, giving us our arc for this season.  Roll credits!

The end began with a mighty-fine two-parter, if you asked me!  Okay, I'm gonna get this out of the way right now.  The most intriguing thing about this episode was the idea of a league of supervillains.  I like it!  I think it makes perfect sense, seeing all these disgraced, defeated, or otherwise dead (Sombra) villains banding together to defeat Twilight and take over Equestria! Of course, I can't really talk about Grogar or this league itself because we haven't really seen it in action yet.  What I can talk about is Sombra.  Uh...  Can we give him an official "Certificate of Badassery" now?  Seriously, if any of you told me after the season three premiere that Sombra would return one day armed with actual lines, a solid plan to take over all of Equestria, be the engine driving one of the darkest moments the show will ever see, and be used as an example by a higher villain of how not to be a villain, then I would say that A. you would be crazy, and B. yeah, that would be really, really cool!  See, I wasn't too fond of him after the season three premiere two-parter, if only because there, he really didn't have much in terms of dialogue or development... but sometimes, an "evil because why not" villain can work, and, looking back, I think I always held out a slight bit of hope that he would make some kind of return.  Well, now that him returning actually happened (no timeline/alternate universe chicanery like in "The Cutie Re-Mark"), I can actually say that he wound up being one of G4 pony's better villains!  What about the episodes in general?  Honestly, they were really well done, everything from the moral to Sombra to the writing to the comedy...  The comedy might just be the highlight of this premiere for me, if only because of Discord.  The "here's how Twilight always acts" bits kinda got old by the end, though I'm glad that they weren't overused.  If I really had to find any faults with this one, it's that there was a little bit too much going on, with Sombra's takeover happening a little bit too quickly.  The retirement of Celestia and Luna could also have been better-explained, but you know what?  What we got from this was more than good enough, and like I said at the top of this section, I am very intrigued to see where Equestria's "League of Doom" goes next!

Next week:  Oh hey, the student six... young six... whatever the heck they're being called these days six... are still relevant, and the Tree of Harmony needs an eulogy.

Okay, Cozy Glow shipping Tirek and Chrysalis was really hilarious.
Holy crap, it's naked spoilers!
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Wow, is it that time of the year?  Time for pony to start back up?  For the final time in G4?  Gosh, saying those words just sent chills down my spine, and I'm not even talking about pony today!  Well...  Kinda yes, technically no.  If you want season nine, you're gonna have to wait until next week, but right now, let's about that other world, shall we?  You know, the one with all the humanized pony characters?  Yup.  It's another long form Equestria Girls special, and man, when news of this one started hitting the Internet during last year's San Diego Comic Con, people went crazy.  Absolutely crazy.  I mean...  The magic of the freakin' Storm King invading the EqG-verse?  Sci-Twi in PONY form?  Another return of Sunset Shimmer to the pony world?  Yeah.  I think you now understand why people were excited for this one.  So...  Why don't we just dive on in like we do?

We start off with the usual EqG intro, and then we find out that we're on a cruise ship!  It's spring break, and the gang is all here, including a seasick AJ.  The cruise ship (is it the same one mentioned in "Dance Magic"?) has everything from a petting zoo to a very imaginative Rainbow Dash, who wants to battle some Equestrian magic.  In fact, being a superhero seems to have gone to her head, something that gets on the rest of the main group talking about not doing much of anything special, like you do on a cruise ship.  The cruise ship then passes into international waters, something that makes Rarity excited about tax-free shopping.  Later, at an all-you-can-eat bar, a random guy becomes swarmed by a cake when RD tackles a chef, who then kicks her and Pinkie out.  At the petting zoo, Fluttershy finds out that a rabbit has 42 grandchildren, and then RD shows up, accusing the rabbit of... eating evil carrots?  Meanwhile, AJ is still seasick, and RD says that...  magic stole her voice.  Yeah, I think you can see where this goes.  She then tries asking around about magic, getting no response, and then she stumbles into a theatre, where Trixie is performing a magic show.

RD talks with Trixie, who says that her show is tonight, but RD runs off before she can be drafted into magician's assistant.  At the shopping centre, Rarity tries on various sunglasses, gets a bunch of clothes, pays up, meets an Australian dude who looks kinda like AJ, and... that's about it!  No RD during that scene, just Rarity showing that she's attracted to anybody who looks like Applejack, including Applejack herself.  Later, the Rainbooms are gearing up to play on the ship, and they air some grievances about RD, who then shows up with an idea for the show:  rainbow lasers (ponying up).  Sunset drags her aside and tries to smack some sense into RD.  Rarity shows up with Mr. Australia, causing another ship to sail.  Later, during the show, we get our first music number which... was what it was, AJ is still seasick, Sunset is interested in Flash, and RD does her rainbow laser thing, causing the power to go out ship-wide.  She then says something that makes everybody think the ship is sinking.  Oh, by the way, they're about to sail into a storm.

Twilight goes off looking for something to do, Sunset tries to smack more sense into RD, but she still isn't having it.  Meanwhile, Twilight tries to get the ship going, Pinkie tries to use the darkness to steal a cake, and Rarity tries to talk with Mr. Australia (his real name is Ragamuffin, but he has an Australian accent).  RD then sees the Storm King's symbol outside the ship, gathering all of the mane six to see it, but by the time they return, it has disappeared.  She then argues about Sci-Twi about being superheroes and then runs off.  At dinner, Sunset laments about being mean to RD and being the one to bring magic into the EqG-verse in the first place, and she and Sci-Twi try to look for her on the outside of the ship.  They are unable to find her, and they see that a lifeboat is missing, something RD talked about doing earlier.  They try to call her but get a recorded message in return, all while the storm continues approaching.

Sunset decides to go after RD on a lifeboat, and Sci-Twi decides to join her.  The others decide to help fix the ship and entertain the guests.  The two sail to a nearby island and find her boat and lifejacket.  A parrot then repeats RD's words about going deeper into the jungle, and the two enter, much to Twilight's fear of almost everything in the jungle.  They hear RD crying for help, apparently stuck in quicksand.  The comic relief parrot returns (...that is a phrase I just said), RD apologises, and then a giant plant monster appears out of nowhere, like what happens when you stumble upon a mysterious island in the middle of an ocean.  Sunset and Twilight try to stall the plant monster long enough to save RD, but then Sunset identifies the quicksand pool as being a pool of Equestrian magic.  She shoves, RD, Twilight, and herself into the quicksand, and they all wind up in Equestria, having been transformed into ponies.  One side note:  While Sunset and RD appear like you'd expect them to, Sci-Twi is not an alicorn, but a regular unicorn wearing glasses.  So...  A match for Sunburst, then?

In Equestria, RD and Twilight freak out about being ponies, but then Sunset talks about coming back to the ship.  Back on the ship, the others are still attempting to fix the ship, but the storm is coming closer.  In Ponyville, RD sees her Equestrian self, and the three make it to Twilight's castle.  The three talk with Princess Twilight.  Back on the ship, the ship is fixed but then speeds out of control towards that same island, Real Pinkie delivers fondue to the Twilights, Sunset, and EqG RD.  The cruise ship begins to sink - literally, just a short distance away from the island.  Princess Twilight then shows off the Staff of Sacanas, the Storm King's staff.  EqG RD tells Princess Twilight about seeing the Storm King's symbol, after glimpsing it on a piece of paper that accompanied the Staff, from the boat they were on before coming to Equestria, which makes everyone rightfully freak out.

The ship continues to sink, and the lifeboats become unviable.  Sci-Twi, Sunset, and RD return to the EqG-verse with the Staff of Sacanas and they use it to take the storm away.  Then, they use their powers to help save the people remaining onboard, with Rarity creating a new lifeboat, Fluttershy rescuing animals, Sunset directing everyone to lifeboats, AJ using her strength to bust open a locked door, Pinkie rescuing the chef, and everyone gets on the island as the last of the ship sinks below the water.  In the midst of all this was them realising that without RD running off, they never would've come across the tools to help save the people on that ship.  Oh, and that she was right about the presence of Equestrian magic all along, despite kinda being a dick throughout the first half of this.  Sunset then comes up with an idea to get everyone home, which, of course, involves everyone that was on the ship taking a trip to Equestria, going into Twilight's castle, and passing through the mirror back to Canterlot High.  Roll credits!

I'm not gonna lie...  I had some mixed feelings about this one, which is really frustrating consdering I really, really wanted to like this.  Strangely enough, part of my complaints about this one regard the marketing.  If the promos didn't spoil the fact that there would be a trip to Equestria at some point during this special, the hype about the pony bits wouldn't have been as prevalent.  Then again, we are talking about a network that aired a season nine commercial during this special with a healthy dose of spoilers.  Okay, now to the special itself.  This honestly felt like a movie-length special that got cut down to fit an hour-long time slot, which explains why the first half felt very slow and kinda unfocused.  It didn't help that RD, one of the spotlight characters, was kind of a dick throughout.  Like, unnecessarily so - in other words, she was a little too overboard for my tastes.  Yeah, I get that everything she did were things you'd kinda expect her to do, and yeah, I get that being a dick was the intent.  Still, if the story had better pacing or was longer, I might not have as many complaints about RD.  As it was, not much was accomplished aside from some insights into the characters themselves, but at least there were a few good comedic moments.  Actually, the comedy was pretty good throughout... for the most part.  Now we get to the second half, where most of the good bits reside.  Seriously, when that island first showed up, things kicked into high gear, maybe going too fast in the process!  Where the first half was slow, the second half was fast to the point of feeling slightly rushed, and the fact that the Equestria bits began after halfway through the special just feels wrong to me.  If that had been the ending of the first half, I wouldn't be saying this right now.

Also, the Equestria scenes lasted maybe five minutes in total.

Even though there really should've been more Equestria scenes, they were still the best parts about this special, and seeing Sci-Twi and Princess Twilight interacting with each other was THE highlight of the special for me.  It would've been better had the bulk of the scenes that took place in Twilight's castle not been used for jokes.  I get what the intent was with those scenes, but that only makes it worse, in my view!  Had the EqG characters simply said to Twilight from the get go, "Hey, we've got a problem in our world," followed by EqG RD talking about the possibility of that problem being Equestrian magic, leading to the Staff of Sacanas being revealed (where DOES Twi keep that thing?)...  That would've been better.  Or hey, there was a scene featuring FiM-verse RD.  Why not do more with her?!  Have EqG RD and FiM RD interact with each other!  Normally, I wouldn't comment much on missed opportunities like that, but that one was HUGE.  At least the rest of the second half was more focused and better overall, and the moral being delivered in front of a sinking ship was unexpected and genuinely funny.  But the funniest bit was the ending.  Seeing every EqG character that was on that ship in Twilight's castle was unexpected.  One thing I haven't talked about yet is that we do have some deviations on the standard EqG formula here.  No villain of the week, none of said villain being redeemed...  I like that.  But then there were elements like Ragamuffin, who was kinda throwaway, to the missed opportunities with the Equestria bits.  It all adds up to a special that was painfully average.  At least it wasn't as bad was Rollercoaster of Friendship.  But then you remember that Discovery Family reran Forgotten Friendship before this special...  Yeah, the difference in quality between the two is big.  Really big.  And both were written by Nick Confalone.  What the heck happened?
 
Next week:  It's the season nine premiere, and something something crystals something something princessy spoilers.

Now that I think of it, wasn't Rollercoaster of Friendship also written by Nick Confalone?  Geez, talk about being all over the place...
Something something Christmas themed spoiler pun.
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An hour-long pony special featuring Hearth's Warming airing around Nightmare Night, eh?  You know what?  If my local Dollar General is willing to start stocking Christmas items next to Halloween items, I might as well talk about this Hearth's Warming special days before Halloween comes and goes...  Ah, you knew I was gonna talk about this in any case.  So, what does this hour of Hearth's Warming in October contain?  Twilight's fallen behind on her Hearth's Warming preparations thanks to the School of Friendship on one hoof (makes me wonder if this took place around the same time as season eight's "A Hearth's Warming Tale") and some family coming over (Shining Armor, Cadance, and of course, Flurry Heart) on another hoof.  Of course, the rest of the mane six and Spike come in to help by...  *plasters eyes against synopsis*  ...if I'm understanding this right, going all over Equestria with Twilight to seek out gift ideas?  And the entire Pie family is here, too?

NOW you have my attention.

We start off with some spooky commercials from Discovery Family to remind you exactly what month it is before we jump into a *insert James A. Janisse voice here* title card!  Behind that title card is the Student Six getting on a train and a song!  It's Hearth's Warming Eve... Eve, and everybody is making last-minute plans and coming up with last-minute gift ideas.  Indeed, we see MARBLE PIE BEING DISAPPOINTED BY BIG MAC KISSING SUGAR BELLE AT SWEET APPLE ACRES.  Yup, the entire Pie family arrives at Sweet Apple Acres, but at Twilight's castle, Twilight herself is worrying that she might not have time to properly celebrate the holidays.  Oh yeah, the song itself was pretty good!  Insert crazy Twilight trying to make last minute preps here as she wanders into Ponyville.  Applejack tries to calm her down then comes up with an idea - to do a Hearth's Warming Helper thing.  Basically, it's Secret Santa on steroids.  Insert Sparity fuel here and Pinkie reluctantly agreeing after initially wanting to be her Pinkie self and give as many gifts to as many ponies as possible.  Twilight then - at the speed of light - becomes decently sane and draws the mane six's cutie marks and Spike on a piece of paper, tears them evenly, and puts them into AJ's hat.  So, who picked who?  We don't know - that's why they call this a "Secret Santa"!  Spike tries to bargain with AJ to try to get something for Rarity - presumably, he *didn't* manage to pick Rarity, but then AJ reveals that she didn't pick Rarity.  Spike then flies away.

At Twilight's castle, Twilight is still decorating for the arrival of Shining Armor, Cadance, and Flurry Heart.  She also reveals that she picked Pinkie, and she doesn't know what to gift her.  Pinkie, meanwhile, HI LIMESTONE.  Anyways, Pinkie reveals that she picked Twilight.  Pinkie's sisters try to help out, and then, out of nowhere, she decides to go to Yakyakistan.  Spike then bumps into Rarity, who reveals that she picked Applejack.  She also decides to get a gift delivered from Manehatten.  RD and Fluttershy are also shopping, and, after RD leaves, Spike comes in.  He reveals that he picked RD, and Flutters reveals that she picked Rarity.  Of course, they trade with each other, something that AJ allowed.  Coincidentally, AJ comes in after Spike leaves and reveals that she picked Spike.  RD then gets a candle for Fluttershy, and the candle turns out to be Discord.  They go off to try to pick something out for Fluttershy.  Back at the castle, Spike has a bit of a meltdown when he realizes that he doesn't know what to gift to Rarity.

Fluttershy and AJ arrive at the Rainbow Falls, and...  can it be?  Flim and Flam?  What in all of Equestria are you two doing here?  Anyways, Fluttershy is suckered from buying the latest Daring Do book (...come on, Fluttershy!  Well, to be fair, RD might already have it...) to buy...  a crappy stuffed doll from the two con stallions.  In Yakyakistan, Pinkie arrives, does a title drop, and Prince Rutherford tells her in private that the yaks... aren't the best at giving gifts, but he knows a few beings who are.  He then gives her a map to "the best gift givers".  At the post office, Derpy has a voice--wait, Derpy has a voice again?  Anyways, Derpy, in arguably the best moment of this entire hour, reveals that she delivered AJ's gift (sent by Rarity) to Sweet Apple Acres, and then she corrects herself - she actually delivered it to Sweet Acorn Orchard.  Spike, meanwhile, is trying to think up of something to gift Rarity.  RD and Discord are still trying to think up of something to gift Fluttershy, and then Discord reveals that he wanted to gift her the fastest animal in Equestria, a winter-chilla.  Twilight is still figuring out a gift for Pinkie, and then, after going through her library, she finds it:  a pudding supposedly made by Chancellor Puddinghead...  minus the recipe.  Nice callback, by the way!  Fluttershy reveals what she spent literally all her bits on a crappy doll to AJ, and you know what that means.  After Fluttershy shows her who she bought that piece of crap stuffed doll from, AJ is very displeased.

At Sweet Acorn Orchard, the two ponies who live there thank her for the gift to their son, Pistachio, and, on their insistence, she decides to stay for a while.  Twilight is still looking for the recipe and gets progressively crazier (seriously, crazy Twilight is fun to see), and then the rest of her family arrives.  In the middle of nowhere, Pinkie rides a polar bear to... the North Pole, I guess, where Rutherford's map pointed to.  She encounters three reindeer - Aurora, Bori, and Alice (get it?), and they seem to know a LOT about Pinkie.  They give Pinkie the perfect gift for Twilight and cryptically say that she'll find out its purpose soon.  Back at the Rainbow Falls, AJ tries to give Flim and Flam (planning an expansion to their resort) a piece of her mind, but they ain't having it.  Back with the RD and Discord storyline, Discord turns himself and RD into a ninja for a bit, and then they find the animal they were looking for.  Spike makes himself glow on accident by falling asleep whilst making an original gift for Rarity, and AJ and Fluttershy show up Flim and Flam by saying that crappy dolls do not equate to a special gift for that special somepony or whoever.

Back at Sweet Acorn Orchard, Rarity tells Pistachio that he has a future in fashion, and then Pistachio tries to give Rarity's gift to AJ - a special fedora - back to her.  Being the Element of Generosity, she gives it back to him and reminds him of his bright future...  in season nine?  No, I'm being serious - he seems like a pretty cool kid!  AJ and Fluttershy leave Rainbow Falls, not having the best gifts for Spike and RD.  At the castle, Cadance and Shining Armor are on Twi's case, and then Flurry Heart screws up the recipe by throwing random stuff into the mixture, causing it to grow and become mutated.  Discord and RD start to part ways as night falls, and then, after RD invites Discord to help gift the animal they found over to Fluttershy, the winter-chilla begins to grow into something I'm sure the Power Rangers need to attend to, a winter-zilla.  Oh yeah, that happens when night falls.  At the castle, AJ, Pinkie, Rarity, and Fluttershy meet back up with a bunch of nothing but blanks for gifts.  The glowing Spike brings them in, but both the mutant pudding and the winter-zilla begin to attack.

The winter-zilla is attracted to Spike's glowing self, the mutant pudding tries to attack Rarity but is repulsed by Twi, Cadance, and Shining; Fluttershy calms down the winter-zilla after it attacks some decorations, and Pinkie reveals that the reindeer gift to Twilight wound up being the exact ingredients to turn the mutant pudding into a regular pudding (as Discord put it, "reindeer-ex-machina").  Afterwards, everyone seems to lament about their Hearth's Warming Helper gifts being total disasters, and then Spike gives his gift to Rarity in the form of a song.  Okay.  OKAY.  THIS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, and Rarity seems to like it.  The titular "best gift ever", big shock, turns out to be friendship and going through all that effort to try to give someone else a special gift, and the song continues on into the night with scenes all across Equestria (literally, we see Starlight and Trixie hanging out, Luna and Celestia hanging out, a shot of the yaks being yaks in Yakyakistan, and even a scene from the changelings - HI THORAX AND PHARYNX!  EDIT:  Didn't realize that Ocellus was in that scene, too!) and the three reindeer end the special by driving the point home.

You know...  If this was a regular two-parter, this might be one of my favorite two-parters EVER.  Coming into this, I couldn't help but be a bit cynical.  Aside from the whole Christmas-in-October thing, the premise stuck out to me as being pretty simple and very predictable.  However, this reminded me why I like this series so much.  It takes a simple, common premise and adds its own unique twists to it.  That is where this special shines.  About the only thing that really went bad...  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I think Flim and Flam should be absolutely done as characters.  Yeah, I know they're the type of character that you should dislike due to them being absolute jerks, but at this point, do we really need to see them this often?  Okay, back to gushing about this special.  Holy crap, was the comedy good or was it good?  No, it wasn't great.  It was only the best thing about this special, that's all!  Derpy having a voice for the first time in ages (since "Slice of Life", if I'm not mistaken) was unexpected and cool, Discord's good side came out to play in a BIG way, and...  It's at this point that I should mention this was an ensemble presentation with how many characters and storylines shared the spotlight here.  Discord, the Pie family, Derpy, the yaks, Twilight's family (minus her parents), Flim and Flam, the Acorns, the reindeer, and, of course, the mane six and Spike.  I know there's gonna be some disappointment about Starlight and Trixie not having any lines or bigger roles outside of background characters, but still, the ensemble feel of this special was the icing on the cake (and I didn't mind Starlight and Trixie being reduced to very minor roles here).  It takes mighty good execution to pull off something of that nature successfully, and, well...  Just about everything seemed to click on all cylinders here.  The writing.  The execution.  The comedy, as I've already mentioned.  How the characters were handled.  The story--actually, let's go back to the story for a bit.  Yeah, it was kinda predictable, but, as I always say, being predictable isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially when there are enough twists in the formula to distinguish it from the crowd.  The songs.  Oh my, the songs were good.  In a way, I'm glad that songs didn't dominate this special, and the only two that were present made effective bookends and were very good to begin with - quality over quantity, folks!  As for new characters, the reindeer...  I dunno.  Something seemed really off about them.  Maybe it's the fact that they seemed to know more about Pinkie than possibly Pinkie herself for characters we've never seen before until now.  Maybe it's the fact that the gift they gave to Pinkie wound up being exactly what was needed to stop the mutant pudding - what, can they predict the future or something?  Actually, do they have that ability?  They fully expected Pinkie arriving at their cozy little North Pole-like hideaway, so...  Yeah, they were perhaps the most unintentionally creepy things about this entire special in my view!  I'm not saying they're bad characters, but man, thinking about them is creeping me out.  The Acorn farmers and that Pistachio kid, on the other hand...  I'm gonna say it again.  I want to see them in season nine.  I just think there's good potential for an episode featuring Rarity and Pistachio.  Okay, I think I've gone on long enough about just how good this was.  This is one I can see myself watching again, preferably around Christmas...  I'm sorry.  I'm never gonna get over that.

That'll wrap things up for pony this year!  Unless something crazy happens like half of season nine leaking in December or airing in Belgium in December or something...
Holy crap, are we really at the end of another season of pony?  The list below says "yes", we are!  Not only is this the end of another season of pony, but right now, all current indications point to this being the end of the penultimate season of pony.  As a result, as I was making this list, I felt kinda... strange, knowing that there are only 26 episodes - one season - currently still on the table.  I'm not gonna start telling you all how good of a ride pony has been over the past eight(!) years as it heads off into the sunset, because a lot of things could still happen.  However, the general feeling I'm getting about pony from the fandom at this point, considering all the announcements from popular/well-known pony conventions like BronyCon saying that either this year or next year will be their last time around, considering that one meta line from "Road to Friendship" (which, to be fair, could be interpreted in a number of ways), and even considering those leaks from a while back, there really is the feeling of the end of the series coming closer and closer.  Though, let's focus back on the present and talk about season eight itself for a bit.  As always, my ranking likely will be different from everyone else's...

1. Surf and/or Turf (S8E6)
2. Horse Play (S8E7)
3. The Washouts (S8E20)
4. Sounds of Silence (S8E23)
5. The Hearth's Warming Club (S8E15)
6. Road to Friendship (S8E19)
7. A Rockhoof and a Hard Place (S8E21)
8. The Break Up Break Down (S8E10)
9. The Parent Map (S8E8)
10. Marks for Effort (S8E12)
11. What Lies Beneath (S8E22)
12. Molt Down (S8E11)
13. School Raze pt. 1 (S8E25)
14. School Raze pt. 2 (S8E26)
15. The Mean 6 (S8E13)
16. The Maud Couple (S8E3)
17. Friendship University (S8E16)
18. School Daze pt. 1 (S8E1)
19. School Daze pt. 2 (S8E2)
20. The End in Friend (S8E17)
21. Grannies Gone Wild (S8E5)
22. Yakity-Sax (S8E18)
23. Fake It 'Til You Make It (S8E4)
24. Father Knows Beast (S8E24)
25. A Matter of Principals (S8E14)
26. Non-Compete Clause (S8E9)

If I really had to compare this to the past two seasons, this would fall in between seasons 6 and 7.  There were a lot of really, really good episodes, particularly within the second half of the season, that wound up being one reason this was kinda hard for me to make!  Another good-sized chunk of episodes - let's say from "Molt Down" to around "Fake It 'Til You Make It" - were good (or, at the very least, average) but flawed in various ways.  Of course, there had to be a few duds along the way.  However, at the end of the day, I still really liked season eight overall, if only because of...

...wait for it...

...the student six.  One of the best things this season did was use these new characters and the accompanying School of Friendship pretty often compared to Starlight in season six (she simply needed to appear more often!) and the pillar six in season seven (suddenly appearing just after halfway through, with half of them introduced in one episode and then having a major role in the finale).  I'm not bashing either for being bad (...okay, maybe a little bit on season six), I'm just saying that season eight arguably handled a season-long story arc better than season seven.  Did the student six feel overused at any point during this season?  Not really, at least to me.  Even in episodes like "The End in Friend" in which they didn't do much, their appearances still felt welcoming, and it was fun to see them interacting with each other, the mane six, Starlight, and Spike.  I had my reservations about the School of Friendship (and by extension, the student six) prior to the season premiere back in March, if only because it felt really out of place in a show called "Friendship is Magic".  Thankfully, it wound up being one of the best things about season eight - though, when you're focusing an entire season's story arc around it, I suppose it better be good!  Oh, and the storyline itself was really intriguing, which brings me to...

...You knew I was gonna talk about Cozy Glow for a little bit here.  I know I talked about her a fair bit in my "School Raze" post (side note - I have posts about every single episode of the season; go check 'em out if you want!), but there is something from that post that bears repeating here.  She might not be my absolute favorite villain this series has produced, but she's still one of my favorites.  For me, it really did boil down to her character, how she worked, and how she managed to feel somewhat realistic - as in, there are people in the real world with similar personalities/methods as her - whilst doing the things she did.  If the ending to the second half of "School Raze" was any indication, we'll be getting more of her next season for sure.

Speaking of next season, it's gonna feel really strange knowing that it might very well be over soon unless a tenth season pops out of thin air.  However, I'd rather relish in the present in this regard than worry about what'll happen after all is said and done.  In other words, just enjoy the ride and be glad that pony has lasted even this long.  Nine seasons is no small feat for *ANY* show, be it animated or not, and I have no doubt that expectations will be high for the staff to deliver a bang to end on...  again, if season nine is, indeed, the end.  No matter what, I'll still be here, talking about stuffs.  Lots of stuffs.

Next week:  It's Hearth's Warming in...  Halloween/Nightmare Night!  I can't even bring myself to make a joke about that, considering we're talking about a franchise that consistently airs Hearth's Warming episodes (special, in this case) in months that are not named "December".
This batch of spoilers is sponsored by the Emergency Alert System of North Texas, itself sponsored by Satan.
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Oh hey, the student six... young six... whatever the heck you want to call them six... are still relevant, which gives me an opportunity to tell you all about something I noticed after this episode was revealed to be a thing that exists.  Apparently, there was a decent chunk of people (read: vocal minority) who don't like them at all for whatever reason.  I know, I know, you can't please absolutely everyone, but I still don't know why I was surprised when I saw a good number of comments on an EqD discussion post about this episode talking about how much the student six sucked or similar words among those lines.  Of course, almost all of them didn't go into much or any detail at all with regards to the why.  With that said, let's talk about an episode where the student six are summoned by the Tree of Harmony to... deliver some kind of eulogy or memorial after what happened to it in the premiere.  And yes, some promo material showed off the Twilight avatar the Tree used in "What Lies Beneath", so...  Yeah.  Let's just get going and see what this one was all about!

We start off with RD racing Silverstream, and after they land, RD awards her the title of "First non-Pegasus Wonderbolt", giving her a medal for her efforts.  She then tells her to get ready for a 'Bolts show right now and flies off, leaving Silverstream worried about not having a proper 'Bolts uniform.  Ocellus and Yona come in, panicking about missing a final and falling into a landscape reminiscent of something that may or may not be a product of Discord, respectively.  We see the rest of the student six get together (hello cute Smolder), and we quickly find out that this is a dream brought upon by the Twilight avatar used by the Tree of Harmony (now called "The Messenger", apparently), who has summoned them to the Tree itself.  She fires streams of light coloured like the Elements at the student six, and they wake up.  Later, at the School of Friendship, Spike is cleaning floors, and then Twilight approaches him with a... highlighter emergency.  Of course.  We quickly find out that we're between school years, and then the student six arrive unexpectedly, saying the Tree has summoned them.  They then get the bad news from Twilight:  The Tree is gone, and so are the Elements of Harmony.  Nevertheless, the student six are allowed to see what is left of the Tree.  In the Tree cave, Silverstream quickly surmises that it isn't really gone since it called out to them in their dream, and they try to contact it, to no avail.  Sandbar thinks that the Tree used the last of its powers to summon them.  Thorax comes in and tries to take Ocellus away for leaving without asking, but then he is persuaded by the rest of the student six to let her stay.  Everyone else, save for Sandbar, persuades their parents (or leaders of their repective peoples to let them stay as well in a montage featuring Princess Ember, Terramar, and Silverstream's parents among other characters.  While they were gone, Sandbar decided to clean house in the Tree cave for a memorial dedicated to the Tree... which is in the form of a new Charlie Brown tree.  You can tell that the rest of the student six were not pleased by this.

Here comes the low point of the episode.  Everyone else comes up with their own ideas of how to memorialize the Tree, save for Yona, who wants everyone to work together to figure something out.  Of course, Yona's suggestion is shrugged off by the others, who go off to implement their own ideas.  Gallus's idea, a museum complete with a few white lies, is told off by Yona and Sandbar, who's still taking care of his Charlie Brown tree.  Smolder's idea, building a statue of the Tree, doesn't go over well in practice because she can't remember what the Tree looked like.  Silverstream's idea is similar to Smolder's, but with cave paintings instead of statues.  Ocellus comes in with a giant fountain and other assorted trinkets for a meditation garden and winds up disrupting some of Silverstream's paintings in the process.  The ponies that Gallus attracted to his museum run off, Smolder brings her statue into the cave and fights Gallus, the statue winds up in Ocellus's fountain, splashing its water absolutely everywhere.  Yeah, that was really predictable.

The fighting continues until Yona shuts them up by saying that the Tree of Harmony still exists in their hearts and their friendship, Ocellus going on to remind them of the first time they became friends, at the Castle of the Two Sisters, above the Tree cave.  Yona then comes up with an idea, and that idea winds up becoming literally rebuilding the Tree into a clubhouse/treehouse, after Gallus and Silverstream have their inputs.  And then they start singing!  Ladies and gentlemen, you have arrived at THE highlight of the episode, at least in my view.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but was that the first song focused around the student six?  No matter what the case was, it was still really good, basically about the Tree being in their hearts and everything they learned from it.  The Tree clubhouse is completed, and despite it being a bit messy, they like it.  Then, a rumbling in the ground occurs.

Take a wild guess as to what happened next.

The Tree of Harmony regrew itself into something that is now available at your nearest Walmart for $60, completely obliterating what was left of the Castle of the Two Sisters in the process!

Jokes aside, the Twilight avatar reappears and tells them that their friendship and selfless deeds to give the Tree a proper memorial caused the new Tree of Harmony to appear.  She disappears, and the real Twilight along with Spike appear, wondering what that big burst of magic was.  They get filled in on the details by the student six, Twilight says their friendship is more powerful than they realize and that the Elements of Harmony live on in the mane six's hearts, and they go inside the new Tree of Harmony, but we - the viewers - don't.  Instead, we get some credits!

I had to rewatch this episode to get the full gist of it, because the first time around, the livestreams I resorted to were kinda... messy, to say the least, but a new fandom meme came out of it, at least.  Honestly, though, my opinion of this episode never changed after my rewatch, since I managed to watch enough of it the first time around to get the general idea.  It was... good.  Pretty good.  Obviously, after what happened last week, this one was bound to be more sedate and laid-back, but what I wasn't expecting was an episode with many similarities to season five's "Castle Sweet Castle".  As I've already mentioned, the second act of this one was hampered by bad execution and plot points that were coming from a mile away.  As I always say when stuff like that comes up, being predictable isn't necessarily a bad thing.  It is the execution that matters, and here, well, I've already said what I thought about that.  Everything else did manage to pull this episode back together, for the most part - a strong beginning, a strong ending, the student six themselves being about we'd expect them to be, and man, that song.  I don't know if I can say anything else about it.  It was that good.  Also, that new Tree of Harmony clubhouse treehouse playset thing has gotten me SERIOUSLY intrigued.  I mean, I'm already expecting it to play a big role later on this season.  I'm a bit bummed out by not actually seeing what was inside, but eh, it's not a big deal.  So...  Yeah.  I really don't have that much more to say about this one.  Good episode, hampered by a really weak second act.

Next week:  Hopefully, I won't be as dazed in awe after the 200th episode as I was after the 100th episode.  Seriously, there's a reason I made two posts about "Slice of Life" immediately after it aired.  It's because the first one was... kinda not good.

...I'm gonna have to explain that spoiler quip, aren't I?

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FRIEND711 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! 
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JaymieDaggerBark Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Sutekh94!!! Celestia can have cake happy DA B-day :3 Patrick (Cake) [V1]  Blower fella (Party) Fun cake fella's Gobbler (Party) Cake for Shifteh fella Gift (Party)Let them jump out of cake  Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon3d Cake Icon Oreo Cake with candles 50x50 icon Beach Cake with candles 50x50 icon Piece Of Rainbow Layers Cake 50x50 icon Big Turd Cream Fruit Cake 50x50 icon Kawaii pink cake Blueberry Cake type 10 with candles 50x50 icon Candycorn Cake Type 2 50x50 icon  Cake for artist 50px  Ugly Triple-decker Cake with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies 2dk Cake with candles 50x50 icon Rainbow cake 3 50px Rainbow cake 2 50pxOrange White Cake with candles 50x50 icon White Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 1 with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies Double-decker Cake Type 2 50x50 icon  Strawberry Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Double Colours Cake with candles 50x50 icon Deep Autumn Cake with candles 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 3 with candles 50x50 icon Gift Box Cake with candles 50x50 icon A Piece of Ube Cake 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 4 with candles 50x50 icon Rainbow Cream Wedding Cake 50x50 icon Spring Cake Type 1 2DK 50x50 icon Rainbow Cake Tower 50x50 icon Jerusalem Cross Cake with candles 50x50 icon Chocolate Cream Swiss Roll 50x50 iconMint Cake Type 3 50x50 icon Taichi Cake 50x50 icon Cake Icon 4, Frosting Pandan Cake (2 Layers) with candles 50x50 icon  piece of cake M and Ms 50px Happy Birthday cake 11 50px Happy Birthday cake 7 50px Happy Birthday cake 4 50px Cake Icon 5, Banana and Chocolate Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 3 50x50 iconGeometry Chocolate Cake Type 4 50x50 icon  Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 2 50x50 iconBanana Chocolate Cake with candles 50x50 icon Chocolate Swiss Roll 50x50 iconMarshmallowStrawberry Cake with candles 50x50 icon  Cake with berries 50px  Minecraft cake (Pixel art) Rainbow Cake Tower 50x50 icon A Piece of Ube Cake 50x50 icon Purple Crystal Cake? Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Pink bouncing cake Lavender Flower Cake Fancy Cake 50x50 icon Cake For Artists with candle 50x50 icon Bow cake Macaron Cake with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies SC Cake with candles 50x50 icon  Purple Yellow Cake with candles 50x50 icon Tower Cake 50x50 icon Raspberry Cake with candles 50x50 icon Refreshing Cake with candles 50x50 icon Sundae Ice cream
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DrDark7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Happy Birthday
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msalliecat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Happy Birthday Sutekh94.
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VanillaCreamKilly Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Happy Birthday!! 
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eagc7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Happy bday ^^
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