Saturday, December 14, 2013

MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: Flight to the Finish

How to participate in the liveblog chat:

Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!

Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Capcha and hit Connect! We'll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at just before 10:30 a.m. EST. After the chat, I will update this post with a log of the conversation.

Chat log follows:


[10:30] <@Sylocat> Aaaaaaand we're off
[10:30] <kriss1989> New episode!
[10:30] <Froborr> Why is my stream like two minutes behind?
[10:30] <AlicornPriest> What, really? Darn, mine is too.
[10:30] <kriss1989> Please don't suck please don't suck please don't suck..
[10:31] <@Sylocat> So are the Equestria games another new season-long arc, like the GGG?
[10:31] <kriss1989> NOOOOOOO!
[10:31] <kriss1989> Not her!
[10:31] <Froborr> Episode starting for me.
[10:31] <AlicornPriest> Aaah, don't overreact to this stuff, I'm still waiting for it to start! D:
[10:31] <Froborr> Oh no, not her.
[10:31] <Froborr> "Games Pony Play" was one of the worst episodes.
[10:31] <JeffersonLeeEng> Let finish my banana and fire u
[10:31] <kriss1989> RD, don't interupt the gueast speaker.
[10:32] <kriss1989> Even if it is Hashwinny.
[10:32] <@Sylocat> During the commercial, hit refresh and see if the stream catches up
[10:32] <JeffersonLeeEng> Unplug the tablet too
[10:32] <AlicornPriest> Not Ms. Peachbottom. :(
[10:32] <kriss1989> On the opening song, same with everytone else?
[10:32] <Froborr> Opening song.
[10:32] <Froborr> I do like the new visuals.
[10:33] <Froborr> Commercial.
[10:33] <@Sylocat> Yeah... in addition to the new photo, it has Discord and Luna
[10:33] <kriss1989> Shoe comercial
[10:34] <kriss1989> Swap force looks silly.
[10:34] <Froborr> Vacuum commercial.
[10:34] <kriss1989> And we are in sync!
[10:34] <@Sylocat> EDid you refresh the stream?
[10:34] <Froborr> Closed and reopened.
[10:35] <kriss1989> Back!
[10:35] <Froborr> I can hear my roommate, though, she's ahead.
[10:35] <Froborr> I'm still on Littlest Pet Shop commercial.
[10:35] <Froborr> Back.
[10:35] <Froborr> Ponyville has a flag?
[10:35] <@Sylocat> Was that drawing juggling scorpions?
[10:35] <kriss1989> Yes
[10:35] <Froborr> Please die in a fire Harshwinnie k thx.
[10:36] <Froborr> I think it's juggling smaller ponies.
[10:36] <JeffersonLeeEng> Interesting program descriptor on tv guide for this ep.."scottaloo (sic) convinced to fly ponyville flag for equestria games"
[10:36] <kriss1989> RD actually does need to stay professional.
[10:36] <Froborr> "And this one time, at flight camp, I stuck a flag in my..."
[10:36] <Froborr> I'm a terrible person.
[10:36] <@Sylocat> Hahah
[10:36] <AlicornPriest> You know, bringing back a character whose major character trait (and whose name) is being mean... not the best idea.
[10:37] <kriss1989> Trixie?
[10:37] <JeffersonLeeEng> starting ep now
[10:37] <@Sylocat> So professional
[10:38] <kriss1989> I thik she's the only pony that would be ahppier not being surrounded by ponies.
[10:38] <AlicornPriest> @Scootaloo logic!
[10:38] <JeffersonLeeEng> rd entrance...cal
[10:38] <Froborr> Hey, it's a CMC episode that has diddly squat to do with cutie marks.
[10:38] <kriss1989> Isn't that supposed to be all over Equestria?
[10:38] <AlicornPriest> Intriguing... Ponyville is the only place where all three kinds meet.
[10:38] <kriss1989> SONG!
[10:38] <Froborr> So far this song is... acceptable.
[10:39] <JeffersonLeeEng> skipping thru 1st commercials
[10:39] <AlicornPriest> What is this meter?
[10:39] <kriss1989> Good coriography for an improve song with children.
[10:39] <@Sylocat> Slab Bulkhead. Fridge Largemeat. Punt Speedchunk. Butch Deadlift.
[10:39] <kriss1989> SNOWFLAKE!
[10:39] <Froborr> AP--not true, there's ponies of multiple kinds shown in Canterlot and IIRC Manehatten.
[10:40] <AlicornPriest> Wwell, that's what they said, at least...
[10:40] <kriss1989> Little kid logic.
[10:40] <JeffersonLeeEng> rd stop being so hyper
[10:40] <Froborr> Da fuq why is Snowflake afraid of butterflies!?
[10:40] <kriss1989> OKay, the training montage is cute.
[10:40] <AlicornPriest> You've got hearts as strong as horses! We get it! XD
[10:40] <Froborr> "We're like sharks right now."
[10:41] <AlicornPriest> lol XD
[10:41] <Froborr> "Nailed it!"
[10:41] <kriss1989> How did you plan a routine thatt fast?
[10:41] <kriss1989> Blanks doesn't have anything to do with it!
[10:41] <Froborr> Their cutie marks represent playing the spoons and cat's cradle.
[10:41] <Froborr> This is truth in my brain, you will not convince me otherwise.
[10:41] <kriss1989> Hey, they realize they can win without marks!
[10:42] <JeffersonLeeEng> 1500 hours...sharp
[10:42] <@Sylocat> This commercial is awesome
[10:43] <Froborr> Yeah, bear-fighting kid has nothing on smoothies.
[10:43] <JeffersonLeeEng> So far  this is pretty much shaling upa
[10:43] <JeffersonLeeEng> to be run of the mill cmc ep
[10:43] <kriss1989> Also, aren't horses from Saddle Arabia?
[10:44] <JeffersonLeeEng> first song is not too bad
[10:44] <Froborr> Those are the only horses we've seen, but there's nothing that says there aren't other horses elsewhere.
[10:44] <AlicornPriest> The episode's alreaedy half-over, and nothing has happened so far. :/
[10:44] <kriss1989> Snow storm IRL, darn it.
[10:44] <@Sylocat> Does Fleur de Lis count?
[10:44] <kriss1989> Power stay o power stay on power stay on...
[10:44] <AlicornPriest> She's just anorexic.
[10:45] <Froborr> Yes, spoiled rich brats. Spy on others' routines instead of developing your own, that always works.
[10:45] <kriss1989> It's going to be good and the ep is about them getting sabotaged isn't it?
[10:46] <kriss1989> Okay RD trying to stay calm is hilarious!
[10:46] <@Sylocat> Oh, Diamond Tiara
[10:46] <Froborr> "But how do we stop them? We already called them blank flanks! That's our entire skillset!"
[10:47] <AlicornPriest> "Remember, if you're bullied, it's just because they're jealous."
[10:47] <@Sylocat> The scene from the comic-con animatic
[10:47] <JeffersonLeeEng> looking down on the cmc w/o cutie marks is so old hat
[10:47] <kriss1989> DT no, that's too evil.
[10:47] <kriss1989> Are they...they are.
[10:47] <@Sylocat> Yes, yes they are
[10:47] <Froborr> Oh yes, pick on the disabled kid.
[10:48] <kriss1989> Okay, they are just evil ow.
[10:48] <Froborr> That's like Veronica Mars rich kid level of rich kid evil.
[10:48] <Froborr> It is *clearly* time for the proletariat to unite.
[10:48] <AlicornPriest> Watching her fight to fly... :(
[10:49] <kriss1989> 5 times as hard!
[10:49] <@Sylocat> Use special effects! Magician-levitation wire!
[10:49] <Froborr> Hire Trixie!
[10:49] <Froborr> WTF RANDOM AD JUST INTERRUPTED THE EP I WILL DESTROY ALL THAT LIVES
[10:49] <AlicornPriest> I can't find this funny. It's just too sad. :(
[10:49] <kriss1989> I know, it's sad.
[10:50] <Froborr> WHERE ARE THESE ADS COMING FROM?
[10:50] <kriss1989> Disabled kid episodes really are
[10:50] <JeffersonLeeEng> scootaloo determined to fly
[10:50] <Froborr> Okay, they're demonstrating again.
[10:50] <kriss1989> ANd now it looks like what we expect a CMC attempt to look like.
[10:50] <Froborr> Wait, no, it just skipped at least one scene.
[10:51] <Froborr> ...can Scootaloo fly now? WHAT DID I MISS?
[10:51] <kriss1989> Scootaloo, no, bad!
[10:51] <Froborr> Okay, no, she's still struggling.
[10:51] <@Sylocat> She can hover in place for like 3 seconds
[10:51] <Froborr> And the stream just cut out.
[10:51] <kriss1989> 20 times as hard! 30! 50!
[10:51] <@Sylocat> Sheesh
[10:52] <@Sylocat> All our streams are out of sync
[10:52] <JeffersonLeeEng> i'd rather hasue syvester as coach rather than coach rd
[10:52] <kriss1989> I feel so bad for her now.
[10:52] <Froborr> This is DISASTROUS.
[10:52] <@Sylocat> Ouch
[10:52] <Froborr> And it seems like there's actually a pretty good episode underneath these technical difficulties and confusions.
[10:52] <Froborr> Wait, why is there a train?
[10:53] <kriss1989> Poor Scootaloo...AB that's not how you handle this problem!
[10:53] <@Sylocat> They were heading to the Crystal Empire... for some reason
[10:53] <Froborr> How much you want to bet the commercials play perfectl fine with no issues?
[10:53] <@Sylocat> HAHAH! Oh, next week's episode looks awesome!
[10:53] <AlicornPriest> I'm glad, at least, to see all three of them reacting differently to something in a meaningful way.
[10:53] <kriss1989> POwer Ponies looks fun.
[10:54] <Froborr> Okay, next time we're having the liveblog at like 2 in the afternoon and using a Youtube video. No technical difficulties/unsynched streams, and I get to sleep in.
[10:54] <kriss1989> Fluttershy at build a bear...*grabs keys and drives*
[10:54] <AlicornPriest> Yeah, should be good. I want to see what all their powers are.
[10:54] <@Sylocat> Works for me
[10:54] <Froborr> Power Ponies looks good, yeah.
[10:54] <kriss1989> *comes back* oh wait, closet brony.
[10:54] <AlicornPriest> "Hello, sir. How may I help you?" "FLUTTERSHY! NOW!"
[10:54] <kriss1989> GAK!
[10:54] <Froborr> AP--that's what I'd be like if I knew where there was a Build-a-Bear.
[10:55] <kriss1989> It's Season 3 again!
[10:55] <@Sylocat> For a second I thought they were singing either "Babs Seed" or Sugar Rush
[10:55] <JeffersonLeeEng> ah, back to real time for me
[10:55] <AlicornPriest> "Seat Pet, Seat Pet, what we gonna do?"
[10:55] <Froborr> Show back!
[10:55] <kriss1989> Okay, will Scootaloo be confirmed to never fly in the show?
[10:55] <JeffersonLeeEng> scootaloo staying home
[10:55] <@Sylocat> "Seat Pet, Seat Pet, jump into your racing... er... pet?"
[10:56] <@Sylocat> I doubt they'll end the Disabilities Episode™ by saying, "Hey, kids, a disability is something you can overcome by wishing really hard!"
[10:56] <Froborr> Remember, if your friend doesn't want to participate with you, you must force them to come along or you're a bad friend.
[10:56] <kriss1989> DT & SS are so evil.
[10:56] <Froborr> NO NOT THE SCOOTER
[10:56] <JeffersonLeeEng> Rainbow dash doing her best i press
[10:56] <AlicornPriest> Well, but... positive peer pressure?
[10:56] <kriss1989> I do not like them one bit either.
[10:57] <Froborr> Yeah, I think they have officially out-evilled Babs Seed at this point.
[10:57] <JeffersonLeeEng> best impression on sue sylvester and mr. shue
[10:57] <AlicornPriest> Is that her room? :O
[10:57] <kriss1989> They out eviled Nightmare Moon at this point.
[10:57] <Froborr> Wow, Scootaloo isn't homeless1
[10:57] <Froborr> !
[10:57] <kriss1989> Well she's not an orphan now.
[10:57] <Froborr> She could still be an orphan.
[10:57] <AlicornPriest> This could be the room in her orphanage. :P
[10:58] <@Sylocat> The feels!
[10:58] <Froborr> YAY, SONG REPRISE!
[10:58] <kriss1989> Thank you RD, you got this thing! God job with the emotional stuff and dealing with a deficult subject.
[10:58] <AlicornPriest> I also like the "citizenship above self" message.
[10:59] <Froborr> Yeah, RD did surprisingly well as the coach.
[10:59] <kriss1989> Are they...outspeeding a train!
[10:59] <AlicornPriest> Scoots is just that awesome.
[10:59] <JeffersonLeeEng> remeber professionalism
[10:59] <@Sylocat> And serves Harshwinny right
[11:00] <Froborr> That was pretty darn good!
[11:00] <JeffersonLeeEng> power ponies?
[11:00] <@Sylocat> That was great!
[11:00] <Froborr> Way to put Harshwinny in her place, RD.
[11:00] <@Sylocat> Nice debut by Ed Valentine
[11:00] <kriss1989> Thak you episode for not only not sucking, but being awesome!

2 comments:

  1. I think we were all a bit antsy about the Very Special Episode, and I'm relieved that it wound up being great.

    As I mentioned afterwards in the chat, I like that the disabled one isn't "The Disabled One™," she's Scootaloo, an actual character with traits and quirks and goals that don't all revolve around wanting to overcome her handicap just by wishing really hard.

    (also, as you predicted, YouTube did indeed have an HD stream up before 2:00 PM EST, so we can use that next week instead)

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  2. Had a ton of fun with this chat deal,hope to do it again. Also, glad the episode was good. The previous episode, as I noted in the clipped comments, was the first episode I ever hated of MLP. Faith restored.

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