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 Captcha and hit Connect! We'll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at 3:00 p.m. EST. And I'm actually going to be here for this one! (Assuming everything works from the Library of Congress, which initial testing suggests will work.) Afterwards, I will update this post with the chatlog.
Chatlog below the cut!
<@> More continuity!
<> Don't recognize that town?
<> Oh, Rainbow Falls, right.
<@> She's excited about going to a trading-post celebration... oh.
<@> Applejack sarcastic?
<> That's technically not sarcasm, it's ironic understatement.
<> Which unlike sarcasm, is literally true.
<> It's a giant swapmeet?
<@> Ah, so "deadpan snarking" instead
<@> Wait, what IS this place?
<> It's a giant swapmeet.
<@> This says quite a bit about Equestria's economy
<> ...so Equestra-nauts was prophetic?
<@> Oh, she's gonna sign autographs
<@> Wait, why doesn't Rainbow Dash just ask Daring Do for an advance copy?
<> Really? The AUTHOR doesn't have a complete set of first editions?
<@> The background ponies in this episode are... eclectic
<> Yes, yes they are.
<> Ah, I see where the disaster is coming.
<@> Capitalism is magic? Or wait, since it's done without money involved...
<> Is... is Applejack deliberately swindling Rarity?
<> Her facial expressions in that scene were... odd.
<@> Is this going to be the anti-capitalist episode? I thought they did that with SSCS6K
<> And Secret of My Excess and Just for Sidekicks.
<@> Ah, an adventure-game fetch-quest!
<> Oh gods it's one of those awful Zelda trading sequences.
<> Although the Deep Space Nine episode about one was actually pretty good.
<@> Lesson Zero expressed through consumerism
<> Things I did not expect to learn when I started this project: The best approach to Spike episodes is Marxist criticism.
<@> Older? Doesn't that mean it's out of fashion?
<> No, she said vintage is in.
<@> Shell game
<@> Ah, forgot
<> Shell game, the vintage one is in Applejack's hat.
<> Rarity just accidentally stole a vintage broach.
<@> Dang, this one is intense
<@> Fluttershy to the rescue
<> Fluttershy = the best pony (always and of course excepting Maud)
<@> Only two heads? That's a step down from when they dealt with Cerberus
<> Cerberus was also a LOT bigger.
<@> Ah, Rainbow Dash is trying the old adventure-game trick of using one item on everypony until she finds the one who wants it
<> lol ,it's the lamps Discord made!
<> Antique... chicken..?
<@> I swear, they're playing a video game
<@> Found the first link of the chain
<@> Uh oh
<@> Accidentally trashed the key item
<> Meanwhile, the mare's all "BWAHAHAHA, the horseshoe is mine! Now the ritual can be completed!"
<@> She'll have to reload from her save
<@> Yikes, Pinkie is scary today
<> Pinkie Pie is a rules stickler now.
<> The best part of being Chaotic is that you can be Lawful whenever you feel like it.
<> Barker Pinkie!
<@> Wait, she's cosplaying as the Flim Flam Brothers?
<> LOL, he just wanted to break it!
<@> Ahahah... it was SUPPOSED to be broken
<@> Everyone who's ever played an adventure game can relate to this one
<@> Ah, I was wondering what AJ and Rarity were up to
<> This is actually a pretty complicated episode for this show.
<@> Oh no, it's the "I'm sorrier" game
<> I don't think we've ever had a "C" plot before.
<@> Except The Best Night Ever
<> Oh yeah, good point.
<> Crystal Pony!
<@> Ah, she was going to dump them for a broken quill just to prove she wasn't better than anypony else
<> Hey, is that a disabled pony?
<> That's a pony wheelchair, right?
<@> Yep, a classic video game obstacle
<@> Complete with mini-game
<> Cooking minigame, a classic!
<> Spike trading comics in background.
<@> Yikes, that's a lot of slobber
<@> Ooh, a timed event at the end, of course
<> And now a Frogger-style minigame.
<> Or Quicktime event, point.
<@> Uh oh
<> Chekhov's bearcall!
<@> That bear call is important
<@> She sold it already?
<@> AHAHAHAH... the mission requirements changed? That's low even for a video game
<> She wants a bearcall.
<> Tht's my guess.
<@> Oh... so it worked after all?
<@> I too was expecting the bear call... OH MY GOSH
<> Old pony from Heart's and Hooves Day in background a couple of shots ago.
<@> She's selling herself into domestic servitude?
<> No, Rainbow Dash is selling her into domestic servitude.
<> Oh, they'll trade Fluttershy for the books.
<@> And she realizes her mistake just a nanosecond too late
<> Wow, lots of callbacks.
<@> Ah, so THAT'S the (first) message
<> I like the rainbow gavel.
<@> And now Fluttershy keeps the Orthros
<@> And now Rainbow Dash lectures THEM about friendship?
<> That was a good one!
<@> That was a good one!
<> Lol, great minds.
<@> ...Great minds think alike
<> ...Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
<@> Okay, that's just scary
<> Damn, couldn't keep it up.
<> Anyway, yep. Good ep.