Remember the days when I looked forward to new MLP episodes? Me too. If the idea of hearing the thoughts of someone that isn't EQD-Tier convinced the show is 100% perfect all the time triggers you, why are you reading this? If this disclaimer triggered you even more, begone. If this disclaimer triggered you so much you want to whine about it, try to realize why that's a stupid thing to do before calling this too edgy for you. Structured review comes after the break.
we open on a shot of pinkie and her family on... Another Maud episode. Please don't just be a Maud episode for the sake of being a Maud episode, like the last one. Please don't continue telling yourself that Maud is funny because "Lol rocks" and "Lol she autistically obsesses over one thing and shows emotions poorly just like me" rather than "Lol she contrasts Pinkie and is nothing like what you'd expect Pinkie to be, and she creates awkward situations wherever she goes because she is a literal one-note character and yet still has more character than Glimglam".
Maud got that Rocktorate she always wanted. Neat. Maybe if we had an emotional connection with this character or any real understanding of what a Rocktorate is in this world or what it takes to get one, we'd be celebrating, too. As it stands, you just shot down one avenue for an interesting episode before we even began. Congrats, Milly.
I don't like the way Angry Pie is looking at Pinkie. Fuck you, Angry Pie.
maud takes the stage and says into a mic, "I'm Maud". Pinkie cheers. In a way, this is a good illustration of what these writers think of Maud fans. You know what would make this scene funnier? If Pinkie's loud cheering annoyed other ponies. Then again, that would get in the way of the "Lol only Maud cares about rocks and being a rock farmer sucks" "Running gag" you've got going on.
Aaaand... that's it. That's the opening bit of the episode. You've established nothing, except that this is going to be a Maud episode, and not a very good one. Will Maud have a post-graduation crisis? Will Maud have trouble getting a rock-related well-paying job?
This intro... still makes me smile, even after all this time. Twilight was the perfect protagonist for this series. She still is, too. Sociopath Glimglam is a terrible protagonist and character in general. Remember when fans called Twilight a horrible pony for her part in the Pinkie Clone episode or Lesson Zero? Remember when fans called Twilight a Mary Sue for being powerful and taking the spotlight away from other characters? Where are they, now that a genuine horrible pony is on this show and she does horrible things and has enough power to fight Alicorn Princess Twilight to a standstill multiple times in a day "Just because"?
The episode begins, and we have... "Hurr durr pinkie loud" comedy. Pinkie just annoying ponies in general isn't funny.
Heh, I've heard that "Slow down" "[repeats line slowly]" gag so many times...
Hey, I remember this episode synopsis! Pinkie's going to try and convince Maud to love Ponyville by filling it with stuff she likes... rather than what Maud likes. Sure, obliviousness on this point goes against one of Pinkie's MAIN CHARACTER TRAITS, but-
Did Pinkie just accurately predict that proving Ponyville has better ROCKS would make Maud happy? It's a sign of the apocalypse! Someone involved in this episode's production remembered that Maud Likes Rocks! Sound the alarms!
Rarity and Spike are there. Rarity's wearing that helmet again, since the only decent pony reviewer liked it so much.
For no reason beyond dragging down as many characters as possible so Poochie won't look so bad, Rarity apparently now didn't realize that her gems (And by extension, the art she makes with them) are common. That's it, it's Canon. Rarity has little to no knowledge on gems, what they're worth, or how common/rare they are. This ignorance on gem worth has been with her since she was a filly. She never once bothered to crack open a book about gem rarity. I don't know why the writers put in this little middle finger to Rarity and her fans, but they're doing it.
Heh, Maud made it awkward by answering a question literally. Lol. Classic Maud.
Ha! A visual gag! The show's new best kind of gag! Oh, I love these artists. They remembered the Donkey episode, even if these writers haven't seen it.
I don't think I've ever seen this twist on this stock plot before... Someone wants someone else to like their home, but it isn't good enough for the person in question.
Maud says she's also here to make friends, and Pinkie, instead of suggesting somepony that would like her, randomly decides to do this.
Aaand cliche gag where someone says "Something unlikely could happen right now!" and it doesn't, or at least, not for a while.
Please be Twilight, please be Twilight... Those two could talk about rock-related science...
It's Glimglam. Deducting a point.
Cliche "Run into Hello". Deducting a point.
Glimmer and Maud... know each other?
Fuck you, Jim Miller. Fuck you. Fuck you, you are bad at this. I do not like your precious pony waifu OC, and no amount of shilling will make me like a fundamentally bad and broken character whose very existence weakens the setting. You took a decent villain, turned her into your pet, and ruined her. And now, to try and make Maud waifu idiots like her, you're giving Starlight a prior connection to Maud, of all ponies. This is just like one of those terrible OCs that has an existing connection to everyone the author cares about. Hell, this IS one of those terrible OCs that has an existing connection to everyone the author cares about.
By the way, "Haha I don't remember you" would be funny if it was Twilight. On Starlight, it's a reminder that she's an asshole that doesn't remember who ponies are. Remember that godawful pet villain from Mass Effect 2? I would rather watch all of those godawful cutscenes all over again on a loop than watch one more Shilling For Poochie episode. Why? Because that pet villain is less unbearable than your pet villain.
But oh, do go on. Go on, entertain me. How does Maud "I like rocks" Pie know Starlight "Exceptionalism and free thought trigger me" Glimglam?
How is this possible? Bad writing!
Once upon a time, Maud was gathering rocks for her Rocktorate. Glimglam was written in out of nowhere, and asked for help... finding a magic rock to store Cutie Marks. Maud, idiot that she apparently now is, says that fortunately, a magic anti-Cutie Mark rock is right there. Glimmer picks it up and runs into Our Town, which, for some reason, already has ponies in it.
...Die in a fucking fire, Miller. You're trying to shift the blame for Glimglam's actions by pretending that her actions were only possible because of Maud. Fuck you. You're trying to shift the blame of a shit character's actions onto a beloved character. Fuck you. Was smearing Trixie all over Glimmer and reducing her to the whiny edgy bitchy sidekick to make Glimmy look better not enough for you? Did you have to drag Maud into your pathetic shill quest? Fuck you. Even Sword Art Online didn't do this shit. Besides, you aren't even good at this! You're claiming that Maud shared the blame for Glimglam's actions because after Glimmy had already built Our Town, gotten a handful of ponies into it, stolen their Cutie Marks, and began to run out of jars to store Cutie Marks, Glimmy began looking around for a nearby magic rock to hollow out and store Cutie Marks in, and... Maud just happened to be there and willing to point her in the right direction. Maud isn't responsible for Starlight's actions. Maud slightly sped up one stage: Helping Starlight find something she eventually would have found anyway, because it JUST HAPPENED to be in the general area of where she built Our Town.
It's eight minutes in. You can still take it back instead of doubling down. You can still say "Just kidding, Maud lied to make this less awkward". If you pussy out completely and say "Well maybe what I just said in the show is canon is right and maybe it's not", fuck you.
Also, Glimglam doesn't have a magic anti-Cutie Mark rock, she used a piece of driftwood for dramatic effect while using her own bullshit-tier magical power. Don't try to retcon your own mistakes out of existence, you little turd. That'll only be acceptable if you retcon ALL OF THEM out of existence. How, you may ask? Swamp Gas Season. The Miller seasons were hallucinations/bad dreams caused by Discord's chaos magic leaking in his sleep, or by Plunderseed spores.
Oh, neat. Pinkie realizes what's wrong with MAUD having HELPED GLIMGLAM DO WHAT SHE ALREADY SET OUT TO DO AND WAS ALREADY DOING, and seems to care more about Maud mindlessly helping the disaster happen than Glimmer intentionally causing it. Is she afraid of the shame this will bring upon her family? Why does this shame not extend to Pinkie for not being friends with Glimmy? Why is the hand of the author so inconsistent when it comes to always-forgiven Glimglam and the invisible ponies that haven't forgiven her? Why is Miller so bad at this? Why is he trying to bring Maud down to Glimmy's level so she won't be so lonely?
Maud: It's not like she's enslaved anypony lately.
For the briefest of moments, Pinkie's face betrays her true emotions. It's gotten to her. It's gotten to Maud. It's gotten to her sister, the one pony she desperately hoped would be immune. The magical aura that stops visible ponies from hating Starlight. Her own moral compass has been warped to accommodate this pony's deeds. The Black Hole Sue that is Glimglam has corrupted another pony. Her sister will never be the same, not until this monster has been taken out.
Then Pinkie's playing along with the author again, following the script and trying to ship Glimmy with Maud because LOL WHY NOT.
From a doylist perspective, the animators put that face in to remind fans Pinkie's still moral, even if the world isn't any more.
That's surprising. Maud seems to want Glimmer to turn evil again. Pleeeease be checking if she's still evil, Maud! Pleeeeeease fail this test and reveal your evil nature and get taken out by the hooves that casually demolish mountains, Miller!
Starlight being in an awkward position isn't funny when one of her off-again on-again character traits is "Spaghetti-spewing assclown". It's like Twilight showing up somewhere with a book, or Rainbow Dash flying somewhere. It's not a joke. Awkward situations are not cruise control for funny. Especially not when most of Starlight's fans only like her because she's a better version of them: A spaghetti-spewing assclown, but one with friends and incredible magic powers and the ability to always be forgiven for every fuckup ever. Kinda sad when a sociopathic communist mary sue SJW horse is a better version of someone, but there we go. Some people just suck. If you doubt that, trigger a Glimfan and watch him regurgitate soundbytes that previously rekt his ass in online arguments earlier in his life. Watch him yell words like triggered and prejudiced and DAE at you, despite saying nothing with them and not really understanding what any of them mean to begin with.
Remember the days when this show was about ponies being cute friends, not about awkward situations? I remember. "Cringe comedy" isn't automatically funny, it's hard to watch, and relying on it as a crutch when you're writing for a show with interesting and well-written characters and a strong setting is pathetic.
Apparently, these new writers, and Miller, and Vogel all want this show to be the story of one bland anti sue with no positive character traits and her bitchy best friend pretending to be good ponies in an edgy world of cringe and awkwardness. That's what they want, that's all they know how to write, and it's nothing compared to the beacon of hope old MLP once was.
We are told the pointless fact that Glimmy likes kites. Fanart of Glimmer playing with kites when? Get on that, unpaid and unloved art slaves!
Glimmer is now "Adorkable" about kites. You'd have an easier time making Hitler look cute. And even then, cuteness doesn't excuse evil. You can't slap a random trait on a character to "Humanize it", even if some reviewer did say some random trait slapped on "Humanized" a villain.
Maud: Sorry about my sister-
Aaaaand you killed it. It's official. You killed the character of Maud. She is now the cliche flat big sister embarassed by her happy little sister. Congratulations, Miller, you brought Maud down to a level near Starlight's! You completely failed to understand the "It's unique because these two character types would normally dislike each other!" bit. It was only the main thing that made her more original than every other emotionless big sister ever! It's entirely in character for you to fail to understand something so basic.
Oh, neat. Those headcanons Maud fanboys invented to justify the shitty meme character? The ones that projected onto the character? Miller's ripping them off. Hoooooray. And now, Glimmy's going to be touched by this, because her character traits are as flexible as Jim is childish.
Tell me, if Glimglam is the pony we're seeing now, why did she do what she did? "Ponies looking down on other ponies" was never anything that ticked her off. She went on a SJW rampage because her only friend left her and never wrote home. She's not some deep tortured soul. She's pathetic.
Glimmy randomly taps a wall and says it's hollow. Maud calls this odd. Glimmy uses magic and finds a wonderful world of prettiness!
FUCKING WHAT. THERE'S ICE AGE THREE UNDER PONYVILLE NOW. WHAT THE FUCK AM I WATCHING? WHY ARE YOU SO BAD AT WRITING?
Pinkie acts like a tard because the writer is one, and wants this character to be annoying and a pain in everyone's ass. She doesn't realize these two ponies are becoming friends on their own, even though friendship is her thing, because... potatoes. Potatoes with aids. The potatoes have aids because Miller gave it aids by showing them this script after masturbating himself with it. There, I took someone else's catchphrase and put an original spin on it. Pinkie traps them underground because the plot NEEDS artificial conflict, even though Glimmy can break them out because she's a giant Sue, and Maud throws a rock and rescues everypony.
Data points? Friendship probabilities? Writers, you do realize Pinkie isn't S1 Twilight, right? No? You forgot who she is and you've never seen an episode with any of these characters before, but the executives wanted another PinkieMaud episode and you wanted another Starlight episode? Ok then. Just checking.
YEP, IT'S NOW OFFICIALLY A MILLER EPISODE. A RETARDED PLOT IS CONTINUING TO HAPPEN EVEN THOUGH IT'D BE RESOLVED IN A FEW SECONDS IF A CERTAIN PONY STOPPED MATCHING THE WRITERS IN THE IQ DEPARTMENT FOR TEN SECONDS. EVEN THOUGH SOCIAL BLINDNESS IS MAUD'S GIMMICK, SHE'S FAILING TO TELL PINKIE WHAT'S WRONG TO SPARE HER FEELINGS.
We're 15 minutes in. How much longer is this episode? How much more will it suck?
Maud left Pinkie a note before becoming an hero- I mean going to a gorge.
Pinkie goes to Starlight's.
Cliche "This autistic character sees the world in a different way and is weird. This is cute and I like it" dialogue. Somebody shoot me.
MLP used to be better than this. Even at its worst, it was better than this.
Whoops, I accidentally skipped the rest of this scene. I guess it was... too hard to watch! Duhuhuhuhuh!
(EDIT: According to my friends, who watched this scene together while laughing, this scene was basically:
Pinkie: I don't understand why you two couldn't become friends! It's almost as if a barely-verbal stereotype of autistic people and a high/low(Jury's still out on that one)-functioning sociopath shouldn't become friends!
Glimmer: Actually, we were getting along great before your weirdness came along and ruined everything.
Pinkie: I ruined everything!
Glimmer: Yes, you did.
Miller: STOP LIKING PINKIE PIE ALREADY YOU FUCKING BRONIES! STOP LIKING PINKIE! STOP LIKING PINKIE! SHE'S A FUCKING IDIOT THAT CAN'T MAKE FRIENDS BE FRIENDS! YOU CAN'T FORCE FRIENDSHIP! THAT'S WHAT MY MUMMY SAYS WHENEVER I ASK HER WHY SEASON ONE'S WRITERS DIDN'T LIKE ME, OR WHY MEAN BRONIES ON THE INTERNET DON'T LIKE ME! STOP LIKING THIS DUMB PONY AND START LIKING STARLIGHT! LIKE STARLIGHT! LIKE STARLIGHT! LIKE STARLIGHT! LIKE STARLIGHT!LIKE STARLIGHT!LIKE STARLIGHT!LIKE STARLIGHT!LIKE STARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIGHT!LIKESTARLIIIIIGHT!
Next scene: Ghastly Gorge.
Maud runs after a falling rock blown by the wind because lol, rocks are coke cans in disguise, right? That's how physics works, right? We Dusk's Dawn now, right?
She gets eaten by a Dragon. The end.
MYYYYYYYY LITTLE PONY!
Doot dooty, dooty dooty
MYYYYYYYY LITTLE PONY!
Just kidding, the episode's still on. Pinkie arrives, sniffs and eats the ground, and then sees "Maud tracks". THESE GAGS AREN'T FUNNY. THIS IS NOT HOW HUNTER JOKES WORK.
She finds Maud, who is alive because fuck chewing and fuck swallowing and fuck logic.
They run, Maud is retarded and assumes this was her fault. Pinkie says "No, it was my fault! I thought I knew everything there was to know about making friends, and I do, but not only did I forget what I already learned in that Donkey episode, I also forgot how to make friends and make friends befriend other friends!"
Miller, stop this. Stop trying to make the original cast look bad.
Pinkie: "I forced you to do things my way, but my way isn't your way!"
THERE IT IS. THERE'S THE CLICHE STOCK PLOT MESSAGE I KNEW WAS COMING FROM THE SECOND I HEARD THE SYNOPSIS. FUCK YOU. YOU PIECE OF SHIT. FUCK YOU. EVEN WITH ALL THE FILLER YOU CAN MUSTER, YOU STILL CAN'T STOP PAINTING BY THE FUCKING NUMBERS.
Your next line will be a form of damage control. A cliche line like "Imagine caring about".
Suddenly, the rock Maud is dangling over is barely a little off the ground. She drops down and Pinkie seems surprised, even though she's the one that should be able to see the ground. Wow, even when trying to rip off S1E2, you only remind people how much better than this S1E2 was. Probably because those writers knew and understood the art of basic logic. It's pretty amazing when you can't even get a ripoff right, let alone a paint-by-numbers stock episode.
Boulder has a hat. Sorry, was I supposed to say something about the scene with Pinkie crying and saying what would be obvious to anyone with half a brain? It was cliche. There, I said something about it.
Maud stays in Baby's First Skyrim House Mod. Yaaaaay.
We end on a cliche "Lol i went the wrong way how awkward" gag.
Executive Producers: Stephen Davis, Kirsten Newlands, Sarah Wall, Asaph Fipke. Fuck all of you.
In summary, you made an episode for the sole purpose of pushing some of Glimmer's hate onto Maud, making Maud and Pinkie look worse so Glimmer will seem better. Fuck you.
Overall rating: -10/10.
In this episode, Pinkie was reduced to her stereotype, an annoying loud moron, and drained of all competence in her main field of expertise to create an obstacle for the pairing between Maud and Glimglam. Because NOBODY can reject the almighty Mary Sue, who is always forgiven and is as strong as Alicorn Twilight, an outside force needs to get in her way if the episode's supposed to last more than 6 minutes. Last episode I saw, the outside force was Twilight being uncharacteristically dense, bad at explaining concepts, bad at teaching, etc. This episode attached Maud to Starlight (Because attaching Trixie, Discord, Thorax, and the other OCs to her just wasn't enough) and made Pinkie terrible at the main thing she's supposed to be good at when written well. Pinkie is forced to use gags that'd go better if said by Twilight (Personality questionaire, anyone?) and Rarity shows up out of nowhere solely to be shocked by the NEW KNOWLEDGE that the gems she uses are cheap, common, and crappy. So, we've brought down what the characters of Pinkie, Rarity, and Maud are worth, solely to shill for Glimglam. Only a glimmer fanboy could love an episode like that. Or, I suppose, someone equally stupid. Someone with a shit argument like "Well I enjoyed it so you're wrong".
This episode could have been a terrible Starlight episode, it could have been an ok MaudPinkie episode, but by putting the two together like this, the writing team's problems when it comes to writing these particular stories get even worse. This episode was genuinely put together just for the sake of being a MaudPinkie and Glimglam episode, and to do that, these writers had to write so many characters as OOC, it makes you wonder why Vogel, Miller, or any of the other talentless hacks were hired. On every level, even the objective ones, this episode was bad. Even the glimglam fans on /mlp/ of all places admitted they thought the "Maud shares some of the blame for Starlight's evil, because she kinda helped Starlight find something she would have eventually found anyway once her evil plots were already underway and she was running out of Cutie Mark storage jars" scene was awkward and out-of-place. However, I liked this part, as it's proof that these writers just aren't trying any more, but it's also proof of how hard they try. They're trying hard to make you love glimmer, but not trying hard to be good at it. They want you to love Glimmer. They're ham-fistedly shoving her down your throat, while trying to make her go down faster by attaching better characters to her. Remember when they pretended Glimmer would find Maud's "I like rocks because they don't look down on ponies" admirable, and the scene tried to draw a parallel between what she did in Equal Hell, even though it's already canon that she dedicated her entire life to a childish temper tantrum and cultist crusade against the very concepts of talent, ability, and individuality themselves solely because her only friend moved away and never wrote to her? Fucking Broly wasn't this dumb, and his dumbness worked because of what his character represented.
And do you know why the writers are having to pull this shit? Why they're constantly trying to add new depth to a shallow character and attach friends to an unlikable character, hoping their likability rubs off on her? Why are they trying to shill for Glimglam so hard, and why are they failing?
It's because Starlight Glimmer is a bad character.
I could write a good few thousand words on Glimmer as a villain, but the issue isn't what a dumb villain Starlight is, and how her terrible backstory turned what could have been a great villain into a bad joke almost as much as a badly-written and rushed redemption removed her reason to exist in the show's setting. I could also write quite a bit about how stupid it is that she has the magical power to fight Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle to a standstill, the reserves to do this multiple times in a day, the knowledge to create her own spells on the spot, and so on when Twilight's supposed to be the Embodiment of the Element of Magic, a student of Princess Celestia, the strongest Unicorn alive, etc. Twilight had to face character challenges related to this. What are they worth if she's not the strongest, or even anything remotely special when compared to a pony that can tear the Cutie Marks off multiple ponies like they're stickers, screw up the timeline multiple times in a day, without the changed timeline affecting herself, fight Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle to a standstill multiple times in a day, brainwash the minds of five of the Mane Six in less than a few seconds, move five billion times faster than the speed of light, and slay fire demons with her magic burning katana- whoops, my eyes drifted to the feat list for the wrong Mary Sue.
Glimmer... This post-redemption Glimmer? Take away her friendship with Trixie, her edgy best friend there to make her look better. Take away the headcanons her fans have invented for her, like the belief that she was bullied by her family or hometown for not being good enough once Sunburst was gone, or that she loves Moths because they remind her of herself: "Unloved by most but beautiful in its own way". (Christ, I could barely type that dreck without throwing up) Take away her acts as a villain. Focus on what she is, right now. What is she, besides a second-rate bootleg Sunset Shimmer? Say what you will about what an idiot she was in the clusterfuck that was the first film, back when she was a villain, and feel free to miss some more points while you're at it. We're talking about post-redemption Shimmer, and how she relates to post-redemption Glimglam. Shimmer got scenes where she struggled to earn redemption, got bullied by people that didn't forgive her, earned their forgiveness, etc. Glimmer was instantly given forgiveness, brainwashed her friends when their free thought and better ideas triggered her, was given forgiveness again, and then complained to Trixie that not everypony immediately forgave her for being the worst criminal currently known to Ponykind, arguably bar Tirek. In Pony Humans: Camp Superhero Edition, Shimmer encouraged Twilight and had more than one scene where she displayed empathy and likability. What positive traits has Glimmer shown, besides the occasional scene where she akwardly fucks up something obvious like "Don't run away from an awkward situation like you just shot someone" or "Don't use brainwashing spells on your friends", endearing her to her socially-retarded potentially-mentally-retarded fantards? Lauren Faust designed the original Mane Six to, in her words, "Represent the different ways that one can be feminine", and she wanted each one to be a good role model in their own way. I'm pretty sure being a sociopathic cult leader that feels no remorse for your crimes unless prompted by the reactions of those you want to forgive you... is not what Lauren Faust would consider a good role model. Feel free to say "Well she was forgiven for all crimes, so that means she represents forgiveness and is a role model that says forgiveness is good". You'll look retarded, sure, but you'll also look retarded. Feel free to say "Lauren Faust doesn't run this show any more. This is Vogel and Jim 'Fuck the bronies, we make this show for little girls' Miller's show, deal with it! If they think it's good enough, so do I". You'll look retarded, sure, but you'll also look retarded. Feel free to say "You don't like Glimmer so you aren't qualified to talk about Glimmer". You'll look retarded, sure, but you'll also look retarded.
But of course, triggered glimglam fans, bless your heart, feel free to point and laugh at the arguments you can't refute. Show me your best /b/-tier damage control posts. Go on. Type laughter, and call your reaction to my post an argument against it. Put on your stoner voice and claim I'm thinking too hard about "A dumb pony show", while pretending the show was never once more than that. Tell me how many views the front page of our porn site or mediocre favouritist shit-tier "Official" blog gets every day, those statistics are relevant, right? Tell me the childish Glimglam fans and their tendency to lash out at critics isn't driving people away. Tell yourself those you throw excrement at should have thicker skin and more tolerance for your shit, displaying self-absorption on a whole new level! Tell me I'm "Over-analyzing" a kid's show by critiquing an episode you want to like. Tell me I totally didn't make you cry, so there! Tell me you're crying, and I should feel bad for you. Tell me that if I don't like your waifu, it means I get triggered upon seeing her. Autistically screech at me how hard you believe my review is "Autistic screeching". Project onto me. Strawman me. Tell me I'm unfairly taking away your bad argument cards before you can use them, and ask how you can possibly make an argument now. Tell me I'm treating my opinions like they're facts by stating my opinions and backing them up with logical arguments. Tell me I'm not a real brony because real bronies mindlessly love all your waifus. Hell, I've only been in this fandom since the start of S2, what do I know?