Nostalgia Schmaltz

Nostalgia Schmaltz

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171 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Correction Made to Syn... · 0 replies · +2 points

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171 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - More On Episode 100 Re... · 0 replies · +6 points

>dubstep in the show

ECH.

172 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Full 37 Second Clip of... · 2 replies · +19 points

"Full 37 second clip" ?

What's "full" about it?

Other than that..."Staff of Sameness" ? Really? Apparently it's incredibly difficult to think of a creative name for a macguffin.

172 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Season 5 Twilight Spar... · 0 replies · +18 points

>taking shipping this seriously

all of the shiggy diggies

175 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Bronies 2 Now Availabl... · 4 replies · +1 points

You're*

And I'm counting more than just official ones.

175 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Bronies 2 Now Availabl... · 7 replies · +2 points

What is this, the 8th or 9th documentary about the fandom, so far?

176 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Natasha Levinger Unlea... · 0 replies · +7 points

176 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Custom Rainbow Dash Tr... · 1 reply · +5 points

176 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Season 5 of My Little ... · 0 replies · +4 points

"see background characters brought to the forefront for the first time"

All aboard the fanservice train.

176 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Anlaysis: Did My Littl... · 1 reply · +31 points

The only things that bug me about "post-Faust" FIM are Screechie Pie and the overabundance of fanservice. Pinkie needs to stop being a screeching joke machine and return to being the silly, lovable loon she was in S1/most of S2. And yes, staff...you acknowledge the fandom. We get it. You don't have to remind us every single episode by putting popular BG ponies everywhere and making blatant fandom references. I watch the show to see what creative things Hasbro/DHX have wrought, not to see fandom jokes rehashed in unsubtle ways and see Derpy every other scene.

Outside of that, S4 was just as good as S1/S2, imo.

I think that many of us look back fondly on S1 because it was the first season, with nothing else to compare it to at the time. We had no expectations, rather, we were expecting it to be a "crappy girls show", and it turned out to be great. Now however, that sheen of "girls show that doesn't suck!" has really worn off, so peoples' expectations tend to be higher.

But really, as some in the video said, "Faust" or "Post-faust", neither is really objectively better than the other. S1/S2 were heavier on slice-of-life, while S3/S4 are heavier on adventure and fantasy. S1/S2 had kinda slower, calmer stories, S3/S4 had really actiony and dramatic stories. Neither is "better" than the other, per se.