Saturday, January 25, 2014

MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: Three's a Crowd

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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 Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We'll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at just before 2:00 p.m. EST. After the chat, I will update this post with a log of the conversation.

[14:14] <Froborr> Okay, I guess it's just the two or three of us.
[14:14] <Froborr> Starting in about 30 seconds...
[14:15] <Froborr> Go.
[14:15] <CharlesM> I've started
[14:16] <Froborr> More evidence that Fluttershy is a park ranger equivalent.
[14:16] <CharlesM> Indeed
[14:16] <CharlesM> Very used patio furniture
[14:16] <CharlesM> Theme song
[14:16] <Froborr> Yep.
[14:16] <Froborr> Love the new visuals.
[14:16] <CharlesM> Love how many ponies are in the photo now
[14:16] <Froborr> Yeah.
[14:17] <Froborr> OMG Fluttershy in hat adorableness off the scale!
[14:17] <Froborr> Ooh, Meghan McCarthy ep.
[14:17] <CharlesM> Co-written
[14:17] <Froborr> Yep yep.
[14:17] <CharlesM> Oh something floaty. :)
[14:18] <Froborr> More Starswirl stuff.
[14:18] <CharlesM> Sounds like Twilight's perfect day
[14:19] <Froborr> Whoa, the Crystal Empire train is BAD. ASS.
[14:19] <CharlesM> Ooh, crystal train.
[14:19] <CharlesM> Yep
[14:19] <Froborr> Look at that evil locomotive.
[14:19] <CharlesM> Much bigger than the ponyvile train.
[14:20] <Froborr> Space aliens?
[14:20] <Froborr> Discord?
[14:20] <CharlesM> Discord
[14:20] <Froborr> *Sick* Discord?
[14:20] <CharlesM> Blue?
[14:20] <CharlesM> What a pity Fluttershy isn't here...
[14:21] <Froborr> lol, house floating away
[14:21] <Froborr> Everyone looks at Rarity.
[14:21] <Froborr> Does Discord even have a home?
[14:21] <CharlesM> Love the tissue flying away.
[14:22] <Froborr> lol, yep
[14:22] <CharlesM> Good point, we don't know where Discord lives.
[14:22] <CharlesM> Aw, Fluttershy writes to Discord!
[14:22] <Froborr> Fluttershy and Discord are penpals?
[14:22] <CharlesM> Yep
[14:22] <Froborr> That's adorable!
[14:22] <CharlesM> Yes!
[14:23] <Froborr> "Not it!" Zoom!
[14:23] <CharlesM> And Rainbow Dash is off.
[14:24] <Froborr> Is "I was born on a Tuesday" a reference? It seems familiar.
[14:24] <CharlesM> Doesn't ring any bells with me.
[14:24] <Froborr> Discord, you troll.
[14:24] <CharlesM> Might be that I'm just not getting the reference.
[14:25] <Froborr> Look at all the cosplayers!
[14:25] <Froborr> "Maritania?" lol
[14:25] <CharlesM> Nice shield
[14:25] <Froborr> Yeah, Cadance is good at those.
[14:26] <Froborr> But... she's NOT Discord's friend!
[14:26] <CharlesM> Discord is being manipulative.
[14:26] <CharlesM> You're right she's not.
[14:26] <Froborr> I really hope this is where we finally get the "Friendship isn't transitive" lesson the show so desperately needs.
[14:27] <Froborr> ...He's looking for the journal, isn't he?
[14:27] <Froborr> He's SINGING
[14:27] <Froborr> DISCORD IS SINGING
[14:27] <CharlesM> YES!
[14:28] <Froborr> Harry Potter costumes!
[14:28] <CharlesM> Yes
[14:28] <CharlesM> I'm loving these lyrics.
[14:29] <Froborr> This is great.
[14:29] <CharlesM> It really is.
[14:29] <Froborr> "Inadequate hoof and claw washing."
[14:29] <Froborr> I don't know why, that has made me laugh harder than any other joke this season.
[14:30] <Froborr> ...Hunter S. Thompson!?
[14:30] <Froborr> Okay, so he's not looking for something in her house.
[14:30] <CharlesM> No
[14:30] <Froborr> Equestria Badlands-equivalent.
[14:31] <Froborr> Nifty!
[14:31] <CharlesM> The flower is giant.
[14:31] <Froborr> lol
[14:31] <CharlesM> Nice, using magic together.
[14:31] <Froborr> Yep.
[14:31] <Froborr> ...That is a FREAKY monster!
[14:32] <Froborr> What IS that?
[14:32] <totient> Nidhogg says hi
[14:32] <Froborr> Wasn't Nidhogg the squirrel?
[14:32] <Froborr> No, you're right, the squirrel was Ratatosk.
[14:32] <Froborr> ...But shouldn't Nidhogg be hanging around the Tree of Harmony?
[14:32] <Froborr> How many axis mundi does Equestria have!?
[14:33] <Froborr> Axes mundi?
[14:33] <Froborr> Whatever the plural is.
[14:33] <CharlesM> And Discord is no longer blue.
[14:33] <Froborr> Risky Business Discord!?
[14:33] <Froborr> His Thinking Tree is straight out of Dr Seuss!
[14:34] <Froborr> Twilight IS too good for you, Discord!
[14:34] <Froborr> lol at the necklaces
[14:34] <CharlesM> That friendship test is horrific.
[14:35] <Froborr> The concept of a freindship test is horrific.
[14:35] <Froborr> *friendship
[14:35] <CharlesM> Exactly
[14:35] <Froborr> I'm actually really enjoying this season's interpretation of Discord, where he's still evil, but trying to make trouble in a deniable way.
[14:35] <Froborr> Comeuppance!
[14:35] <CharlesM> Yes
[14:36] <CharlesM> I'm loving the way they're using Discord this season too.
[14:36] <CharlesM> Nice one Rarity.
[14:36] <Froborr> That was a really good episode! This season is seriously solid!
[14:37] <CharlesM> Tat was a really good episode.
[14:37] <Froborr> And next week we get the Big Celebrity Guest the kiddies have never heard of.
[14:37] <CharlesM> *That
[14:37] <CharlesM> That's true.
[14:37] <Froborr> On the other hand, the parents of the target audience are EXACTLY the right age to be excited by a Weird Al appearance.
[14:38] <CharlesM> I did wonder last week when Derpy walked in whether any non-fans watching would have been left wondering who she was and whether or not we were supposed to recognize her.
[14:38] <Froborr> What I noticed about her appearance was that they were very careful never to say her name or have her speak.
[14:38] <CharlesM> But you're right Weird Al is targeted towards adults rather than fans.
[14:38] <CharlesM> Yes.
[14:39] <CharlesM> But they framed her entrance so you recognised who she was.
[14:39] <Froborr> I think even most bronies are too young to remember when Weird Al was big.
[14:39] <Froborr> That they did.

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