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My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Review
   My Little Pony: The Movie. The 2017 release that ties in with the Friendship is Magic TV series. And before anyone says anything, I know IDW did a prequel mini-series during the lead-up to the movie's release. Thing is, I shouldn't have to read a comic book to know everything going on in a movie. As such, I'm taking this movie as is.
   I enjoyed this movie purely as an action flick featuring some of my favorite characters in fiction. The songs are nice, even if only two resonated with me at all, and the visuals were enjoyable after I got used to them. But in terms of plot? -PINKIE SIZED INHALE-
   Twenty minutes in, and the movie's plot immediately falls apart the instant Tempest says "How about we start with your complete and total surrender?".
   Like, where'd Starlight go? Did she decide to go screw Trixie in a bathroom or something? I mean come on.
   Where are Shining Armor and the Royal/Crystal Guards? Last I che
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How Tempest Shadow Mucked Up
Tempest Shadow walked out onto the top of the ramp, sickly brown smog billowing around her hooves as she moved. She stopped a third of the way down and stared down at the crowd of onlookers with a look of superiority.
Princess Celestia stood firm, flanked on either side by her sister and niece. "Tempest Shadow, I presume," she calls out. "And what can we help you with?"
Tempest continued to stare as she drew in a breath. "You can help me with one thing," she starts; her voice strong and commanding. "Your complete and unconditional surrender."
A few ponies in the crowd gasp, Celestia's eyes narrow, she and Tempest glare at each other in a silent battle of intimidation......and the faint sound of snickering can be heard from behind Princess Cadence; dispelling the shadows that had somehow gathered around the plateau.
The princesses moved apart slowly, revealing Twilight Sparkle as she struggled to hold in her sounds of humor. The princesses could do nothing but look to each other in conf
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Kamen Rider Unicorn Review
Kamen Rider Unicorn
A Review
Overview:
   Kamen Rider W (Read Kamen Rider Double, often shortened to KRW). A Japanese superhero show of the Tokusatsu genre about a half-boiled detective and his almost supernatural partner as they clean the streets of small-yet-addictive devices that turn people into monsters. The twentieth entry in a television franchise spanning back to Nineteen Seventy-One. Oft considered the definitive best place to start for one interested in the franchise.
   My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (Often shortened to MLP: EqG), a spin-off of the fourth generation My Little Pony television show; subtitled Friendship is Magic. I doubt it needs much introduction.
   Put these two franchises together and what have you got? A bucketload of "FUCK YOU, I'M GONNA BE BADASS AND THERE AIN'T SHIT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT".
   This story, a crossover fan-created work written by FiMFiction.com user Michael_Ravencroft, is absolutely brilliant in it's
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Unpopular Opinion: Disney's Moana
Depending on who you ask, Moana is either a deep and incredible masterpiece of a movie, or a racist piece of shit whose creators need to be burned alive for.
 When I saw it listed on Netflix, I decided to give it a watch for myself and make my own opinion. And what did I think? (If you’re easily offended by unpopular opinions, just read the tags)
 It was okay. It wasn’t a masterpiece, it wasn’t garbage. It was just an enjoyable ride of visual spectacle with a cringeworthy half hour at the beginning.
 I didn’t like the beginning half hour. It was too tropey. Princess wants more, king says no, adventure ends up happening anyway.
 The main reason I didn’t like it is because of Moana’s dad. The reason he forbids travel beyond the island lagoon’s reef is because he went out there once with his best friend in the middle of the night. Then a storm comes and their sail canoe was torn apart. The best friend then drowned.
 I
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Once a Lost Storyteller, Now a Happy One
DISCLAIMER:
This was inspired by a video I watched. That contents of that video are very personal to the uploader. No highly specific details, true or false, have been included here. It's not my place to say or repeat things of that nature. Because of this, I will leave a link in the description to that video so you can hear what she shared for yourself.
On with the piece.
 There once was a pony who traveled around Equestria. Far and wide he traveled, from the dusty canyons of Dodge Station to the chilly mountaintops of Canterlot Castle, from the deep muck of Froggy Bottom Bog to the grasslands and woods around Ponyville. He'd seen all the wonders his homeland had to offer.
 Nopony ever really took notice of him. He was a face in the crowd, one of thousands, another average pony like many others. But he had a secret. One he hid for the sake of others, so they would not flee in fear. This pony had a special talent, one only gained every thousand years. His sight was so
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Can you believe it's been almost eight years since My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic started? Its eighth anniversary will be on October Tenth. I can't help but think back to that time in 2010, and how things were so much more positive than now...

It was a rare occurrence to see people at each other's throats, but they'd come back together in harmony in the end. Now everyone is in their own little click, and if you fall out of favor with that click you're cast out and shunned.

It makes me sad to think that this fandom, built on 'love and tolerance', has become a breeding ground for people so hateful and intolerant.

But I guess that's what happens when something goes on for as long as this has...

In a sad way, I'm almost looking forward to when G4 ends. I'll miss it a lot, but I know that most people will move on to whatever else catches their fancy. Those toxic people will find the next big thing and go start anew there, leaving those who stay behind to band together anew in their small little village of a fandom; a once great city that drove itself to ruin, and the only survivors to carry on the old traditions will be those who kept a low profile.

And this is the kind of melancholic shit I think of when I need to go to fucking bed. Fuck me, I'm tired even with the last of the day's coffee. Shee-et.
  • Listening to: the air conditioner's soft blowing
  • Reading: PoneFanFic
  • Watching: YouTube
  • Playing: Random stuff
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: COFFEE

After watching this, it's needless to say that this news needs to be spread around. It won't just effect the European Union. It'll have effects across the world. And if this goes through, it'll only be a matter of time until it comes to your country.

I beg you. Spread this around like no tomorrow. Even if you don't live in the EU, you need to be aware of this and stop it from coming to your home next. You literally only have a month to do so.
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Was trying to keep a low profile. But :iconjedipat: made a mention about me and my opinions on My Little Pony: The Movie (2017). Fun.

Do I automatically get into the "horse fame" club if I have even minor drama?

In the event he decides to delete his blog entry or block me or whatever, here's exactly what I said to him:

Oh boy. My first drama piece. Joy.

That review was when my gut feelings were still fresh, and I probably shouldn't have used as much snark as I did. Looking back on it, I've found a few things I enjoy. The songs have grown on me, except the Seapony and Sia songs; the animation is well done, even if I prefer the show's style; Kapper had his Spike Flamethrower joke and that got a few chuckles out of me; and it opened up a lot of possibilities for fan creations. But I still have more things I heavily dislike about it. I cannot take back what I've said, and I will not take back what I said.

The movie was advertised as something that would reward the fans for sticking with the series, something that the show staff were pulling out all the stops for. I can understand keeping the fan-pleasing minimal for the sake of the newcomers in the audience. But what I saw was not "pull out all the stops". What I saw was an hour forty-four "use this to shut up your kids" thing. What I saw was typical Hollywood.

There was no point in going to get the Hippogryphs. There was no point in traveling to Kludgetown. There was no point introducing the Sky Pirates. We get barely any time with them before we rush off to the next scene. They come back in at the very end of the film and do things that already established characters could have done. The only aspect of the film that we got any time with was Tempest. And I've seen that concept done far better in fan works. At best, the movie is something to turn my brain off to or have running in the background. I would have tried to sweep as much of it under the rug as possible, but I can respect that they're sticking to their guns.

I'm willing to let you explain your viewpoint. I want to know if we even watched the same movie. Maybe you saw something that I didn't that'll make me appreciate it more. So answer me this:
--Apart from the ending, what purpose did Kapper and Kludgetown serve to the overall plot?
--Apart from the ending, what purpose did the Sky Pirates serve to the overall plot?
--Apart from the ending and Season 8, what purpose did the Seaponies/Hippogryphs serve to the overall plot?
--Apart from the ending and another "Anti-Twilight" story (on top of Trixie, Sunset, and Starlight), what purpose did Tempest Shadow serve to the overall plot?
--What, if anything, did The Storm King add that couldn't have been accomplished and improved by having Tempest be the big bad instead?
Again, I'm completely willing to hear you out. I doubt my opinion will change much, but I am willing to at least listen and understand your viewpoint.

How much y'all wanna bet he's gonna blow up at me despite me not being openly hostile. I snark, yeah, but I'm a snarky guy. That's part of who I am.
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   My Little Pony: The Movie. The 2017 release that ties in with the Friendship is Magic TV series. And before anyone says anything, I know IDW did a prequel mini-series during the lead-up to the movie's release. Thing is, I shouldn't have to read a comic book to know everything going on in a movie. As such, I'm taking this movie as is.

   I enjoyed this movie purely as an action flick featuring some of my favorite characters in fiction. The songs are nice, even if only two resonated with me at all, and the visuals were enjoyable after I got used to them. But in terms of plot? -PINKIE SIZED INHALE-

   Twenty minutes in, and the movie's plot immediately falls apart the instant Tempest says "How about we start with your complete and total surrender?".
   Like, where'd Starlight go? Did she decide to go screw Trixie in a bathroom or something? I mean come on.
   Where are Shining Armor and the Royal/Crystal Guards? Last I checked, they don't get the day off when all four princesses are making an appearance together. Yeah, they're not all that useful, but Canterlot is usually teeming with them. You'd think they'd be there.
   Where are all the other races that the Ponies are on good terms with? The Yaks, the Buffalo, Thorax and Pharynx's hive. Where are Ember, Discord, and the Pillars of Old Equestria?
   For my own take on this scene, check the description for a link.

   I may as well not even talk about the rest of the movie. It's all downhill from here. An hour-fourty-five time waster. Capper and Kludgetown? Inconsequential. Captain Caelano and her crew? Inconsequential. The freakin' SEAPONIES? INCONSEQUENTIAL.

   So with THAT aside, let's talk about the four aspects of the marketing. Those being Tempest and Storm dude, Capper, the Pirates, and the Seaponies.

   The only ones that have ANY impact on the plot are Tempest and The Blowhard King. And even then, they're not really all that interesting. Tempest's in-movie backstory is great for explaining her horn, but utter shit as motivation for acts of war against her own kind. And ol' Stormypants? Like I said, Blowhard. Really, the stuff shown in the marketing could have been the basis for THREE movies, not one. So let's look at them one at a time, shall we?

   Firstly: Tempest Shadow and The Storm King.
   If you're gonna go for this as the main plot, go all in. Don't send our heroes on a wild goose chase for a McGuffin. They ARE the McGuffins now! Use this time to actually get into detail about why Tempest is working for The Storm King. And while you're at it, you can show us why the Storm King is a threat to Equestria in the first place. Show us why we should be scared of him.
   Or, better yet, cut out TSK entirely and make Tempest the main villain. She's more dangerous than TSK. She's the one the plot focuses on. So make her the big bad.

   Secondly: Capper the Catman.
   This guy. He's like Lando Calrissian with Han Solo levels of debt. And I'm not even kidding with that Star Wars thing. When the Champions got to Capper's home, I quoted Obi-Wan's thoughts on Mos Eisley. Also, what's with all the bipeds? That's just dumb for the world of Equestria. With so many established species, do something with those instead. Capper's fine, as a new character and all. But the generic characters? C'mon.
   So, have Starlight be teaching Trixie magic. Maybe they're working on Teleportation again. Trixie screws up, as ya do, and they end up WAY down South at Capper's neck-o-the-woods. And, for some reason, Starlight can't just teleport them back home right away. So while they wait for that, they help Capper with his problems. There's a movie right there.

   Thirdly: The Sky Pirates.
   They had interesting designs, but they really served no purpose other than to pad out the movie. And we already had bird-like things with talons. They're called Gryphons. And we already had a few Gryphons that looked like more birds than just Eagles. Make them Parrot Gryphons, or something.
   As far as using them in a movie? I have no idea, honestly. If they really wanted to use the "we were enslaved by The Storm King" route, then they should have made them more integral to the overall plot. Or maybe they're the source of Capper's troubles in his movie. IDK, I'm just spitballin' here. These guys are useless.

   Fourthly: The Seaponies.
   For as much as they wanted to make these guys important, they really weren't. Skystar is mentally unstable, and Novo came off to me as the "Black Lady" stereotype. They weren't needed at all in order to save the day. That was actually Capper's doing. And it was the only useful thing he did. Other than use Spike as a flame thrower. That was actually pretty funny.
   So the Seapony Movie? Just a straight up Treasure Hunt. Lost City of Atlantis kind of stuff. Twilight, Starlight, Moondancer, Sunburst, maybe even Sunset, all solving puzzles and shit. Perhaps even show an origin for The Sirens. Have that be the movie.

   I thought all this up in ten minutes after watching the movie. I took all of the inconsequential things in the movie and made them actually matter. I should be getting paid for this, because goodness knows the people who actually wrote the movie don't deserve it.

   So my final thoughts? Treat this movie as B-Canon: Accurate until Friendship is Magic or Equestria Girls contradict it.
Can you believe it's been almost eight years since My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic started? Its eighth anniversary will be on October Tenth. I can't help but think back to that time in 2010, and how things were so much more positive than now...

It was a rare occurrence to see people at each other's throats, but they'd come back together in harmony in the end. Now everyone is in their own little click, and if you fall out of favor with that click you're cast out and shunned.

It makes me sad to think that this fandom, built on 'love and tolerance', has become a breeding ground for people so hateful and intolerant.

But I guess that's what happens when something goes on for as long as this has...

In a sad way, I'm almost looking forward to when G4 ends. I'll miss it a lot, but I know that most people will move on to whatever else catches their fancy. Those toxic people will find the next big thing and go start anew there, leaving those who stay behind to band together anew in their small little village of a fandom; a once great city that drove itself to ruin, and the only survivors to carry on the old traditions will be those who kept a low profile.

And this is the kind of melancholic shit I think of when I need to go to fucking bed. Fuck me, I'm tired even with the last of the day's coffee. Shee-et.
  • Listening to: the air conditioner's soft blowing
  • Reading: PoneFanFic
  • Watching: YouTube
  • Playing: Random stuff
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: COFFEE

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