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Why I Hate ''Putting Your Hoof Down''
Hey, I'm revisiting this episode. Why? Well, I guess there's no point in hiding it, I watched Digi's video. He doesn't know where the haters are coming from. And rewatching my review on it, I thought that I'd add a few insights with clarity. Now do I still think that my review is good? Um... I think that it was too abrasive. It's not that I don't hate the episode as much as I let on, because I do. But, I've gotten new insights into the writing process behind the episode. And keep in mind that I found out the writing process not only after I made my review, but after I'd made my screw-ups video. Around the time that Charlotte Fullerton was writing this episode, her husband died. And so she passed it on Merriweather Willaims. So, it's understandable that this episode is disjointed and mean. It would actually be harder to understand if it was good, but it's not a good episode. That being said, I still hate this episode. And there are only three episodes of FiM that I legitimately hate.
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I'm glad this is happening. SEGA is clearly trying to appeal to all Sonic fans at once here with Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania, yes, but it's also seeing which demographics bring in money and which ones just talk a lot online. For the first time, SEGA is making a game for the fans that make OCs, the fans that write fanfics, the fans that get immersed in the deep lore of Sonic The Hedgehog and dream of going on adventures with him. This game has Modern Sonic for the kids that like boost to win and QTEs and pretty visuals to distract you from the utterly boring gameplay, Classic Sonic for the masochists that like trying to platform in a slow-ass engine not built for it, and Original The Character for the REAL meat of the gameplay. They're testing out new things, trying out new things, and these gadgets are clearly going to be SEGA's way of trying out new buttons and new mechanics without it "Interfering with" the gameplay there to be enjoyed mainly by the babies that whine on IGN whenever something new or original happens to Sonic, forcing them to learn a new mechanic like pressing new buttons at the right time or pressing new buttons to do stuff. SEGA is clearly trying to capitalize on its fanbase as much as possible, but right when I thought hiring the rom modder that helped out with the phone ports of the classic games to work on a new classic-style game was the best thing they were going to do all decade, they did this!

I haven't bought a Sonic game since the Adventure series/Generations, but this... I think I might get this game. The fans willing to put in effort whiners aren't, the fans that love Sonic so much they're willing to create characters in this world and stories in this setting, they're the real Sonic fans, and this is a game for them. At the end of the day, those people going "Hurr durr muh original character Coldsteel/Blonic"? This game isn't for them. They aren't the target audience. They're like your weird grandma smirking at you for playing GTA instead of "Driving cars" in real life. This is a game for the real fans of Sonic The Hedgehog, and I like it. They're going to put bad memes online, parroting the same "Hurrr durr OCs are OCs and some r bad so most r bad so all r bad" jokes that got old in 2001, and they're going to be ignored by the legions of fans that will have fun with this system.

...I hope this system works alright. From what little was shown in the trailer, it looks like choosing your character's species will be a purely aesthetic choice and the real gameplay will be in the gadgets you choose. Knowing my luck, it'll be that Ability system from Sonic Generations but slightly more, but still not really enough to justify dedicating a whole game to it. Also, the "Midair jump" gadget, did they show off footage of a Training Zone-like area with rings in place for the ability, or will some levels just have a section for midair jumpers?

In any case... I'd better get out that old Sonic OC I made when I was younger.
Lost a bet, reacting to steven universe: Stuck Together. From the thumbnail in the corner, it looks like they're doing Chained Heat with Steven and Fusegem.
Let's pause for a moment to realize how stupid Fusegem is. If "She"(?) tried that with any Gem, the fusion would be something new and uncontrollable. One of the Diamond Squad's top agents has a bodyguard whose only power backfires horribly on fellow gems and only really works on humans, which any Gem could beat. It doesn't work like that for Steven because potatoes.
We get a recap for the kids with the intelligence levels of goldfish and the even stupider feminists, and we get a generic shipping moment. Topaz, the big dumb brute, starts to cry just like every big dumb overemotional brute ever. And it's funny, because yesterday, SU fangirls were shilling for this character and prattling on about how REVOLUTIONARY an utterly-emotionless soldier working for the bad guys is. Nope, turns out she's as overemotional and stupid as every other woman on this show. She betrays Homeworld at the drop of a hat, puts Steven's pants back on, and puts them in an escape pod, where they escape and go back home and eat donuts and have a lovely time now that this shallow and cheap cliffhanger has been resolved, all potential depth that could have been here has been thrown away, and this plot is over.
You know, this "Character says the main theme of the show or the main crutch the author uses out loud in a hilaaaaaarious meta moment" stopped being funny in 2002. It's 2017, people! [CURRENT YEAR]!
Aquamarine is evil and she destroys the escape pod, and Topaz doesn't think to fuse with Aquamarine to create something 2/3rds hideous and 1/3rd blue.
The Aquamarine that dodged the useless Pearl's spear strike is now unable to dodge Topaz's arm, and she talks her way out of it. Steven is too stupid to say "If you Destabilize Aquamarine and put Lars and yourself in the escape pod, the Crystal Gems will probably give you a good home! We've forgiven enemies for worse!".
Topaz fails, and falls. Steven and Lars are separated. Now that Topaz has split up, she has no character. Episode's over. Wish I had more to talk about, but they're padding the episodes out again because they get paid by the hour and their fans will keep watching no matter how many times the meat of plot is pulled away from their faces at the last second.
Okuyasu Nijimura is one of the most popular characters in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable, despite being stupid. This is odd, as stupid characters in other shows are usually hated, or start off beloved until they become hated. See: Patrick Star, and every Patrick Star knockoff ever.

One of the first things we see Okuyasu do, not counting what he did to Koichi with the door, is use his Stand, The Hand, on Josuke. He uses his incredible power to erase the space between himself and Josuke, so he can punch Josuke with his ordinary human hand. Again. And again. He's got one of the most dangerous Stands in the series, one that's right up there with Cream and Tusk, and he uses it to make punching Josuke's face easier to do. Then, he accidentally erases too much space, causing a flowerpot to fly into his face, knocking him out. His stupidity hurts himself.

Josuke enters the Nijimura household, Okuyasu asks why Josuke healed him, Josuke tells him, and Okuyasu pretty much becomes a good guy right there.

We get a tragic backstory from Oku and his brother, then his brother gets killed by RHCP. Did his brother sacrifice himself to save Okuyasu? Anyway, Okuyasu was genuinely surprised, it wasn't a "Lol should I move?" dumb moment.

In the fight with his brother's killer, Oku kicks the ass of RHCP using The Hand's secret technique: The Foot. Okuyasu wins, but when his friends are closing in on RHCP, he gets goaded into attacking with space-erase at the wrong time, erasing a hole in the ground and letting RHCP escape using power lines in the ground while also killing Okuyasu. His stupidity hurts himself. Josuke heals him, and they go to the Morioh docks, where RHCP's user is.

Okuyasu gets this scene where he meets Akira, RHCP's user, dressed as a Speedwagon Foundation member, right next to the member he's impersonating. Too dumb to realize the purple-haired weird-looking guy is probably more likely to be evil than the normal-looking guy, in a series where your overall power level seems to correspond to how weird/memorable you look and act, he punches Akira in the face.

Akira: "How... How did you know it was me, Akira?!"

Okuyasu: "I had no idea. I was going to punch you both! I'm not smart, y'know."

Okuyasu saves the day. Not through some contrived "Kidnapped idiot accidentally presses the self-destruct button for the villain's mech" way, but in a believable and genuinely cool way: Punching a murderer in the face. And in retrospect, Akira is a murderer, while the Speedwagon Foundation guy is just some random guy. Okuyasu's plan, punching them both, was entirely fine. It wasn't like he was going to use The Hand to erase both of their heads, prompting Josuke to yell "Okuyasu, no!".

In the scene where Yukako confesses her love for Koichi, he cries and wonders why nobody loves him. But in a way that sounds funny. This isn't really relevant to the rest of this, but that part gave me feels. Also, he saves some girl's life by erasing her burning hair, that was cool. It'll probably grow back. And she doesn't screw the Duwang Gang over later, so nothing comes of it.

In the fight against Rohan, Okuyasu is Open Book'd, then forced to hold a lighter to himself and burn himself alive if Josuke runs out and gets Yukako or anyone else to help. (By the way, name one manga besides this one where a main character considers stepping out of a fight to bring in a side character with an ability that would be extremely useful here)

When talking to the alien, he's a bit of a prat, but it doesn't ruin things or tick the alien off.

When fighting Kira's Dad, Okuyasu's attempt to charge into the room Atom Heart Father is affecting doesn't hurt anyone besides himself, and he ends up getting portaled and running into a wall.

In the fight with Shigechi, Okuyasu holds his own, and while he forgets he could erase the space between himself and Shigechi to pull him back, or erase space above him to rocket up the building Shigechi is climbling up, the fight turns out alright.

In the fight with Kira, he gets taken out by an invisible exploding air bullet bombs from the Stray Cat Killer Queen Combo. After Josuke and Kira have one of the best fights ever, Okuyasu gets better in time to save everyone from Kira's other air bombs and remove Stray Cat from Killer Queen.

The stupid characters in other shows that get hated have one major thing separating them from Okuyasu: Their stupidity hurts others often, while Okuyasu's usually just hurts himself. Count the times Patrick Star has accidentally hurt Spongebob or made things worse for him. Count the times modern Spongebob has accidentally hurt Squidward or made things worse for him. Okuyasu's stupidity isn't an annoyance, a setback, or a millstone. It's endearing.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable is a brilliant series, and Okuyasu is a great character.
I'm on drugs to cure my life-threatening chest infection. Steven Universe is shit. Let's do this.
Steven Universe - I Am My Mom
We open on a shot of- Wait, this is episode 25. Last episode I saw was Room For Ruby, episode 20. I've missed...
Lion 4: Alternate Ending
Steven tries to search for secret messages Rose may have left him about his "magical destiny". Lion eventually leads him to a tape—but it's just an alternate version of the message from Rose he's already seen.
Doug Out
Steven and Connie are invited by Connie's father, Doug, on a stake out when they hear that someone keeps breaking into Funland.
The Good Lars
Steven, Lars and Sadie get invited to a party with the Cool Kids, but Lars is nervous about revealing his baking skills as he feels that baking is lame
Are You My Dad?
Lars, Sadie, Onion and Jamie mysteriously disappear and while solving the mystery, Steven and Connie come across what appears to be a new gem.
And then it's "I Am My Mom".
Steven and the Gems race to rescue Steven's friends from Aquamarine and Topaz, but as the stakes keep raising, Steven makes the most difficult decision ever.
There's going to be a season 5, its four currently-revealed titles are "Stuck Together, The Trial, Off Colors, Lars' Head". So "the most difficult decision ever" can't be anything big, interesting, or game-changing, not when there's clearly going to be a shitty Lars episode in the new season. If the show was better, I'd assume there'd be a clever twist to the title, Steven breaking into a Gem base to recover the corpses of his friends, returning only with the head of Lars.
I probably didn't miss anything important, so let's keep watching.
Steven Universe - I Am My Mom
Steven wants his friends back. They got Connie! The show's only good female character! And because the idiots let a bloody Ruby outsmart them, their ship is gone. How unfortunate that this coincidence happened!
A little gem named Aquamarine, and a big Fusion named Topaz.
That "Because my friends are the best" bit got a chuckle out of me.
"They could be anywhere", says the PSYCHIC WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO SEE FUTURES- Screw it, I assume she lost that power last episode.
Hey, what interesting designs. Big serious brute and small smug implike git. NEVER SEEN THOSE BEFORE, HE TYPED SARCASTICALLY.
They apparently also have Jamie.
Aquamarine is small, and she looks like a little doll. Topaz looks like yet another bootleg Terminator. Seen it before.
One minute in, when trying to pause so I can comment on Aquamarine's eyes and how much I like the "They are wide open and they don't move" thing, I accidentally skipped another minute in, and I see she closed them, overacting like all histrionic women in this show. "Tawtally alawne!" Aquamarine says. Great, the smug git's british. How original. She makes a trying-too-hard ebilface with shadows and angles and everything, and I laugh at the writers and artists. "IF... Yew can tell us wheh we can foind moi dahd".
The artists are idiots, and they forgot how the creepy doll character works. And I see in the thumbnail for a previous episode that Aquamarine looks "Cuter" in the thumbnail of the episode where, I assume, she met Steven. Oh, and Topaz has the humans semi-absorbed into him. Neat.
Woah. Did this show... just call back to an out-of-place stupid-as-fuck moment that would have completely slipped everyone's minds due to being a stupid moment in a show of stupid moments?
"Aquamarine doesn't have a dad, she's looking for someone named 'My Dad'"
WHAT A TWEEST! This bit, I kinda like. The "Hurr durr these aliens take things literally like all cliche aliens ever" running gag's getting old, but I like this use of it.
Aquamarine grows wings, they look blue and pointy, and she starts flying. You made the annoying pixie a literal annoying pixie? I wonder if the TVtropes shoutout page will call this a Touhou reference. Because, y'know, flying small ice fairy. IT'S TOTALLY A TOUHOU REFERANCE, ROIGHT GOYS?
the dramatic violin music is hilariously cheesy, and not in an intentional way, which makes it cheesier. Just like the tiny thing trying to be intimidating. Wait, "Another fight"? Steven's Self-Esteem Team lost to these assclowns once before? Maybe I do need to go watch one of the episodes I missed... 11 more minutes of gemshit is worth it if these losers lose another fight.
Garnet jumps in ready to punch, Topaz moves his body so the mailman is in her way, and Garnet stops instead of punching some humanless gemfleshlight or Topaz's face. Idiot.
topaz throws garnet away instead of popping her then and there, maybe with a back breaker for good measure. Idiot.
"Knock out" is written above the boxes she's knocked into. heh.
Pearl jumps and loudly says her spear can hit Topaz without hurting a hostage. CirNOT uses her magic want to Syndrome grab Pearl, and throw her into space. She will not be missed.
Worst gem grows a brain and uses her whip to pull Connie out, callously choosing her life above the lives of the others. or knowing she can help Steven fight worth a damn by fusing with him. either way, it fails, and Topaz doesn't think to pull the whip and absorb it or Amethyst. alt tab... yeah, it failed.
garnet's back. wonder if she'll help purple pull. pearl somehow lands, because the fight's over and this is a videogame and everyone needs to be there for the next cutscene. cirnot calls it annoying. I agree.
You all suck at this.
Every last one.
Holy shit.
None of you have the right to call yourselves functioning individuals.
I expect this level of stupidity from the Crystal Gems, but aren't the newbies supposed to be elite warriors?
Gee, Silver, how can the Gems win this one?
1. Amethyst becomes ball, and rolls at Topaz or gets thrown by Garnet. Topaz uses human shield. Steven uses his shield and gets her to roll up it like a ramp, then when in the air, THRUST, Pearl says as she backstabs Topaz. End of Topaz. Aquamarine is shocked, and Garnet kills her.
2. Garnet punches a human to death, then kills Topaz. Steven heals the human with his healing spit. BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN, MOTHERFUCKER.
3. Steven summons his shield and has Pearl distract Aquamarine. She's the real threat, when all Topaz can do is use human shields. When she freezes pearl, garnet flicks a rock or ball bearing moving faster than a 9mm bullet right into the minibitch. She dies. Steven puts his shield edge-first into a place with no human hostages, and has Amethyst's whip tie him up while Garnet punches the shield into Topaz's now-separated body. Ever seen a hammer and chisel go through solid stone? This is a sledgehammer and chisel going through cheese.
Any of these mediocre strategies would work on two idiots convinced that tossing opponents around instead of killing them is the right way to fulfill your mission and please your boss.
Edgy doll suggests killing the humans needed for the zoo because "Lol did she say we needed them alive?". Idiots.
Steven says he is "My Dad". Edgedoll believes it, the idiot. Topaz unfuses into... Two smaller topazes.  Creativity is not your strong suit, crewniverse. What is it with you and your inability to do "Evil Fusion" right? Also, if gems can apparently fuse humans into them when fusing, why didn't Rose get Greg stuck into her spleen at any point? 0/10.
The two smaller topazes are holding the humans that would be easier to pull out, but the "Heroes" won't try.
Steven's plan, "Let the fusion expert take your body into his, then hope you can pop your way out of it, you shield expert, you", doesn't work. How predictable. Steven doesn't think to summon his shield and bounce it off something, then have it hit Topaz's head. Predictable.
Pearl tries to stab smugfairy, who dodges. YOU ARE A FAILURE, PEARL.
Like all women in this show, smugfairy is a childish, petty dumbass. She flies off and the two fuck off back to Homeworld with Steven. In theory. In truth, they'll linger in the air until the ship is brought down, by luck or by cuck.

Let's check something real quick, shall we?
Mission one of the Crystal Gems: Protect Earth. Status: Would have failed if not for extreme luck, Peridot, and asspulls.
Mission one of the Crystal Gems: Protect Steven. Status: Failed.
Crystal Gems Status: Failure.

On the ship, Steven finally gets his bubble up. Performance issues affect one in five, you should really get that looked at.
Both Topaz gems are called Topaz. Predictable.
place your bets, everybody! Will Connie and Steven fuse to become futa princess swordandboard, and save the day with magical bullshit fusion superstrength, curbstomping everyone in an unbalanced and unfun battle? Or will Steven fail?
Heh, a gag where it seems like Lars is going to nut up and become a protagonist, but fails to do so, because he's only in this show to be a piece of shit. Some tumblrites get off on shit, I hear. Lars is going to remain on that ship and go to gemworld.
A human biting a Topaz is enough to surprise that Topaz and make him drop her. This... is retarded.
Aquamarine whines and tells Topaz to finish this, too lazy to turn around, magic wand psychic some humans into the walls and floor a few times, then toss them into Topaz's fusing range, finishing it all in seconds. Booooo.
I just noticed, this mediocre bootleg Terminator is actually pretty fat. In fact, he now looks more like a 0/10 tumblr woman than anything else.
Steven throws his shield, does nothing, gets smacked back, and makes another shield to shield himself. JUST FUSE AND CHEESE IT, YOU DENSE IDIOTS.
Steven: "If it weren't for my mom, they wouldn't even be trying to destroy the earth"
Oh? Rose Quartz is so bad at rebellions, she genuinely doomed the planet she got a boner for? Literally, not just due to her own inadequacies? Guess that must have happened in the episodes I missed: Rose starting a rebellion and bringing Homeworld's attention to Earth. It feels out of place because "They steal resources. Don't ask why they don't go for asteroids" is generic evil alien stuff. Making Rose WORSE at this point seems unnecessary. This show's already a tragedy of errors.
Fortunately, Alexandrite grabbed the ship. This is something shitdoll should have noticed, no? God, this is painful. The "Heroes" luck out and open the door.
"I'm paralyzed with fear", says Jamie, who has boner. lulz.
Finally, Alexandrite remembers she has a psychic wand and uses it. It apparently... grabs everyone? Even people not connected to each other, or in the general area? It even somehow grabs Onion, but not the water around him? Does this thing have any limits? No? Is that why its user is so stupid?
Steven decides to sacrifice himself to save everyone. Aw, how sweet! He's finally acting like a hero. Ham-fisted violin music drills this home. Of course, the Coconut Guns don't approve. The writers and animators are children creating for toddlers, so the "I'M GONNA KICK YOUR BUTT- if you don't come down here right now!" sounds awkward and forced, as if the writers considered this a new and innovative idea, something that's never been done before, and never bothered to ask their connections in the industry how they did this bit.
Aaand that's the season finale! In S5, we'll see the heroes luck their way out of another jailbreak! It's hard to tell if the writers will make the season opener a two-parter or four-parter. Hell, they get paid by the hour, why not drag this shit out?
Stuck Together: Life in Gem Jail is suffering/Topaz hates putting people inside him/THE CLUSTER IS BACK AND IT WANTS ROSTEVEN BACK/Bootleg by-the-numbers Chained Heat with Lars, and we'll likely see Larsteven.
The Trial: BBEG puts the hero on trial. The hero is given an unfair trial, declared guilty, and sentenced to death, then escapes. GENIUS!
Off Colors: The colours/minds/personalities/gems of the gems are swapped. hilarity ensues.
Lars' Head: Gems go inside Lars' head. Hilarity ensues.

Predictable.

By the way...
"but as the stakes keep raising, Steven makes the most difficult decision ever."
How is "These two gems might steal a handful of my friends" a "but as the stakes keep raising" scenario? Just beat the two enemy gems and call it a day. Or tell them 'My dad' is a rare species of rabbit. Or find some cancer patient on life support and say "This is a My Dad. But you can't move him anywhere until you cure him, ok? Otherwise, he'll just melt on his way to your leader and become worthless. Feel free to go back, get some cancer-curing tech, and bring it here". A handful of people you know VS the world and all life on it... Apparently, Pascal's Number has fucked someone up.
Secondly, how is "I'll sacrifice myself to save this handful of people I could save by killing or dream-oversouling one of these two idiots"... "The most difficult decision ever"? Upon reading that, I assumed we were going to see some serious moral choices, like "Let some die to save more", or "Use my powers in an evil way for the sake of good", or "Kill some to save more", not something 100% morally good like "Be an hero", until I remembered what we're dealing with here. Then again, I guess it's the most difficult thing any tumblrite could ever think of doing: Being a good person.
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 sad.
Pinkie goes to Starlight's.
Retarded dialogue.
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 sad.
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 sad.
Pinkie: I ruined everything!
Glimmer: Yes, you did.
Pinkie sad.
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!
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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.
[drums]
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.

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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?
I'm glad this is happening. SEGA is clearly trying to appeal to all Sonic fans at once here with Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania, yes, but it's also seeing which demographics bring in money and which ones just talk a lot online. For the first time, SEGA is making a game for the fans that make OCs, the fans that write fanfics, the fans that get immersed in the deep lore of Sonic The Hedgehog and dream of going on adventures with him. This game has Modern Sonic for the kids that like boost to win and QTEs and pretty visuals to distract you from the utterly boring gameplay, Classic Sonic for the masochists that like trying to platform in a slow-ass engine not built for it, and Original The Character for the REAL meat of the gameplay. They're testing out new things, trying out new things, and these gadgets are clearly going to be SEGA's way of trying out new buttons and new mechanics without it "Interfering with" the gameplay there to be enjoyed mainly by the babies that whine on IGN whenever something new or original happens to Sonic, forcing them to learn a new mechanic like pressing new buttons at the right time or pressing new buttons to do stuff. SEGA is clearly trying to capitalize on its fanbase as much as possible, but right when I thought hiring the rom modder that helped out with the phone ports of the classic games to work on a new classic-style game was the best thing they were going to do all decade, they did this!

I haven't bought a Sonic game since the Adventure series/Generations, but this... I think I might get this game. The fans willing to put in effort whiners aren't, the fans that love Sonic so much they're willing to create characters in this world and stories in this setting, they're the real Sonic fans, and this is a game for them. At the end of the day, those people going "Hurr durr muh original character Coldsteel/Blonic"? This game isn't for them. They aren't the target audience. They're like your weird grandma smirking at you for playing GTA instead of "Driving cars" in real life. This is a game for the real fans of Sonic The Hedgehog, and I like it. They're going to put bad memes online, parroting the same "Hurrr durr OCs are OCs and some r bad so most r bad so all r bad" jokes that got old in 2001, and they're going to be ignored by the legions of fans that will have fun with this system.

...I hope this system works alright. From what little was shown in the trailer, it looks like choosing your character's species will be a purely aesthetic choice and the real gameplay will be in the gadgets you choose. Knowing my luck, it'll be that Ability system from Sonic Generations but slightly more, but still not really enough to justify dedicating a whole game to it. Also, the "Midair jump" gadget, did they show off footage of a Training Zone-like area with rings in place for the ability, or will some levels just have a section for midair jumpers?

In any case... I'd better get out that old Sonic OC I made when I was younger.

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SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Writer
Did you see my pic about this?

The man's a fraud and an asshole. Lauren Faust wanted this to be a show anyone could enjoy. She wanted to put effort in. She hated the "It's just for little girls" excuse. Jim Miller, the little bitch that he is, will bring this excuse out the second anyone criticizes him, and then he'll block the critic and cry with compliment-bait tweets like "It's weird how negative comments mean so much more to me than positive ones #stupidbrain" to get some ego-stroking. In interviews, he'll act like he's the sole reason the show is good. Even though season 6 was ass, with a few rare ok episodes that happened IN SPITE OF his directing "Style", not because of it. He's a terrible person and a worse director. If it was something else, I'd say he should be replaced, but hijacking MLPFIM and coasting on its brand name and shitting on what it's supposed to stand for while wanking off to the ego-stroking of hasdrones that'll claim Jim is perfect and all change is good change and any dissenters just can't handle change uwu? He should be fired.
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SaturnStar14 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funnily enough the first season was more meant for little girls than the later seasons.
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SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Writer
Makes sense, since she had to play it safe in S1. I'm pretty sure she stayed on the show until around... S3/4?
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