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MsCC93
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06:25:59 AM Apr 13th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.44
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trickymander
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08:26:06 PM Oct 24th 2012
Anyone else think Pinkie was being a dick in this epsiode
MsCC93
04:44:39 PM Feb 22nd 2013
edited by 216.99.32.43
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animefanboy67
09:26:15 AM Jun 6th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.45
No why are you people forgetting that Dash was being just as bad. You're just mad because poor little Luna got hurt oh boo hoo let me play a sad song for you on a violin! Sheesh just so you know everyone was being just as cruel to Luna not just pinkie get that through your skull you Luna fanbrats! stop targeting Pinkie she didnt do anything so pick on Dash and everyone else who was mean to luna and leave pinkie alone!
Peteman
09:29:25 AM Jun 6th 2013
IIRC, RD was being a generic jerkass to everyone while Pinkie was singling Luna out.

Also, RD got some sort of comeuppance, Pinkie didn't.

Personally, I think Luna was being a bit self-entitled, since she did try to destroy the country, and yet expects everyone to brush that under the rug.
animefanboy67
09:34:47 AM Jun 6th 2013
Oh right Dash did get punished I wonder why pinkie didn't get what Dash got you know being scared off for payback. Luna and nightmare moon were kind of the same pony she should have been a least bit understanding as to why ponies feared her.
MsCC93
10:54:10 AM Jun 6th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.44
So you're saying that people shouldn't have their own opinions of characters you like? Plus, Fluttershy fantards act the same way too.

LOL Pinkie acts just as entitled as Luna does (Griffon The Brush Off and A Friend In Deed, anyone?). Rainbow Dash got karmic punishment for her dickery every now and then anyway, which is why fans didn't complain. Pinkie pretended to be afraid of Luna.

Also, you're saying it's no big deal for people to get shunned even when they don't personally attack the person shunning them. LOL I feel sorry for you.
animefanboy67
12:26:00 PM Jun 6th 2013
Well I feel sorry for your unreasonable hate for pinkie. I know she isn't perfect no one is perfect. So hating her over what she did to poor little Luna is just sad. Everyone was being this way to Luna so hate them while you are at it. Yeah I am a huge pinkie fan I like her so I feel the need to defend my favorite character.
MsCC93
12:37:14 PM Jun 6th 2013
I don't like Pinkie because of how the writers treat her and the aesops involving her. I agree that it's stupid to hate a character after one episode anyway. I just hate when people are attacked for posting their own personal opinions (I felt that you were personally attacking people, so sorry if I was to hostile).
Peteman
12:40:58 PM Jun 6th 2013
Yeah, I often feel Pinkie's given more free passes than most.
animefanboy67
12:59:18 PM Jun 6th 2013
Kinda like fluttershy gets free passes. I didn't like pinkie's characterization at all in season three you are right the writers make her unbearable it's ok I admit I get hostile too but I never attack anyone since we all have different opinions. When it comes to the mane six the writers always messes them up.
Camacan
moderator
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09:28:51 PM Jan 12th 2012
This needs a re-write. What is being foreshadowed? What is the callback to? Probably better to leave foreshadowing out of it: that emphasizes past->future whereas this is future->past, and often more of a gag than a dramatic device.

  • Call Back:
    • More of a foreshadowing, but at the beginning of the episode Twilight scolds Spike about not recognizing her costume, asking "Did you even read that book I gave you on obscure Pony history?". Later in Secret of My Excess, Spike remarks that Twilight always gives him books for his birthday.
gs
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11:13:49 PM Oct 31st 2011
People need to stop adding The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as a shout-out. It doesn't bear close scrutiny.

First off the episode has a standard navy/black beanie NOT an orange one like the entry I deleted. Second the Steve Zissou is after a "Jaguar" shark which well is Exactly What It Says on the Tin and this doesn't match the flank-munching normal shark of the episode. Third it much more closely matches Matt Hooper's/Richard Dreyfuss' (on the left with a parody on the right) getup in Jaws.

While I'm not one to enforce a small reference pool, a quirky reference to a total box office flop (with problems) verus an unproblematic reference to the original blockbuster... Occam's Razor dices Steve Zissou to ribbons. Not maybe both either.
theodrixx
07:50:04 AM Nov 16th 2011
I am going to take this opportunity to rant about over-interpreted shout outs.

A shout out is something that anyone who's seen the work being referenced should be able to immediately notice and say 'aha!'

If you notice ONE detail in common with another fictional work, and then shoehorn in a bunch of other details to make it fit, THAT'S NOT A SHOUT OUT. YOU ARE BEING JIM CARREY IN THE NUMBER 23.

Furthermore, shout outs aren't based on audience reactions. Which is to say, YOU don't get to decide what a shout out is. If it's clearly intended by the creator to be a shout out, that's when it becomes one. Obviously, it's not always possible to get Word of God on this, so use your best discretion (refer to above).
DracoDei
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09:57:48 AM Oct 25th 2011
edited by DracoDei
Comparisons have been made between Luna's chariot and Tirac's chariot (visible HERE starting at around 18:45). Now I am not QUITE seeing it as being THAT similar myself, but I guess it could count as a reference/allusion/whatever.
Twiddler
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02:06:26 PM Oct 23rd 2011
edited by Twiddler
Does Luna's speech actually count as Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe? That's for when it is actually butchered, yes? So wouldn't it just be Antiquated Linguistics in her case?
Softy
06:00:22 PM Oct 24th 2011
edited by Captainhook
I wanted to add an aversion of Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe, but now I'm not sure it that's valid. "Unless the trope is so universal within a genre that exceptions truly stand out, there's not much point in listing an aversion" Considering the genre is children's cartoons...
Robotech_Master
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08:31:36 AM Oct 23rd 2011
edited by Robotech_Master
"Mac the Ripper"? Really?

(The chicken costume isn't really a visual pun, because visual puns are more obvious. The example of "combing" the desert with a giant comb. You don't get that Pinkie Pie is "chicken" until you think about it. In my case, for a whole day. :P )
JennaFay
11:40:27 AM Oct 23rd 2011
Yeah, my first thought would be "Mac the Knife" - Threepenny Opera is set in psuedo-Victorian era as well.
DracoDei
09:54:09 AM Oct 25th 2011
edited by DracoDei
Mac The Knife, is indeed, a more direct pun, although I could see it either way.
MadWritter
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06:14:22 AM Oct 23rd 2011
edited by MadWritter
I got an idea for this episode's Laconic section:

Luna spooks almost all of Ponyville.

Or if it's we GO WITH THE OLD FASHION YELLING......

WE SPOOKED THOU OF PONYVILLE

Captainhook
03:34:25 PM Oct 23rd 2011
Which roughly translates into "We spooked you of Ponyville." That sure puts the "butchered" into Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe.
theodrixx
07:44:09 AM Nov 16th 2011
Just to say, that is grammatically correct, if a bit unnecessarily awkward.
gingerninja666
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04:47:02 AM Oct 23rd 2011
edited by gingerninja666
Why does the entry for Physical Goddess call Luna's displays of power "Clumsy"?

I thought they looked pretty badass
HTorranceGriffin
06:14:20 AM Oct 23rd 2011
It seemed subconscious and/or unintentional to me. Of course that is compared to Celestia's generally low-key actions.
NoChorus
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08:46:55 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by NoChorus
Would Derpy's costume qualify for Rummage Sale Reject?
moocow1452
08:52:04 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by moocow1452
I don't think so, on the grounds that they have to actually be wearing clothing.
RinellaWasHere
08:58:27 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I don't think so. That trope is more for ridiculous and gaudy costumes. Hers is simple. It may qualify for Brown Bag Mask. Also, I think I espied Berry Punch in an Adventurer Outfit in the background at one point.

Berry Punch, Drunk Explorer. The fanfic writes itself.
zarpaulus
09:00:27 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I assume you're referring to the Derpy in the apple barrel, I'd say it qualifies.
RinellaWasHere
09:12:26 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I reread the trope description, and I've changed my mind. It qualifies.
gingerninja666
04:45:56 AM Oct 23rd 2011
edited by gingerninja666
:/
DanMat6288
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07:16:34 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Does anyone know exactly what the haters hate about Pipsqueak? I've been seeing the occasional hate comments inbetween reading the love ones, but the only time anyone has said anything about why they hated him, their reasons seemed to be that he was British sounding and dressed like a pirate. :-/
HeinousActsZX
07:31:45 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Well, I love him. I think they're just afraid he'll steal airtime or something.
Chlorna
07:33:23 PM Oct 22nd 2011
You know how sometimes there is a person who you just don't like, even if you don't know anything about them? If yes, thats what I feel towards Pip, I'm willing to give him a chance and can't really say he took anything from the episode, its just I dislike him for no particular reason.

There always is that ONE character that no body can agree on
Godzil
07:38:09 PM Oct 22nd 2011
A new character, who is introduced mainly to ask questions about local traditions and later make peace with Luna. His role eaily could have been given to a pre-established foal, and the CMC even appear in his group (so does Dinky), but none of them get any lines. His haters probably dislike how unnecessary he is, while promotional images and his over-the-top introduction showcased him as important.

Wait, why are we arguing about this? Hater are gonna hate, they don't need a reason. Or they're trolls. In which case they have their own logic.
RinellaWasHere
08:21:59 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by RinellaWasHere
Pretty much everything Godzil said, I think. I don't mind him, but I agree he wasn't neccesary. And I've heard a few complaints from people who think Hasbro demanded that they add a male character.

Also, just thought of this- did he have the angular snout adult colts have?
moocow1452
09:01:37 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I don't mind having a male supporting, personally. I think what rubbed people the wrong way was that Pip was an Audience Surrogate and a new guy at the same time, some people not being comfortable being in the POV of someone completely new. That, and nobody's sure if he's a bull calf or not.
Captainhook
06:16:38 AM Oct 23rd 2011
You're right, RinellaWasHere. I thought he was a girl because he had a girl snout.
Webby
07:25:46 PM Oct 24th 2011
I didn't hate him, but I didn't love him. He was introduced suddenly and didn't affect the plot in ways preexisting children couldn't, so people probably felt like he was adorable but not much else.

I thought he sounded pretty cute, though. Don't know why; he just did.
locuas
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06:26:08 PM Oct 22nd 2011
if we ever write a laconic, it needs to be in Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe
HeinousActsZX
06:51:16 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Webby
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05:13:12 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Does anybody mind if we use this as the image? The current one is really misleading, and it's from the end. I figured it's not a big enough deal to take to Image Pickin'.

If everyone's okay with it, I want to change it.
SchizoTechnician
05:14:13 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Agreement; that picture fits better.
RinellaWasHere
05:16:24 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Agreed.
moocow1452
05:23:49 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by moocow1452
Was thinking about using this...
I think I either my edit bounced, or someone's reverting the page on me.
Webby
05:30:34 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by Webby
That could work too, since it's her first appearance. Didn't realize there were any other pictures in the running.

EDIT: Looked through the history. Looks like it's been getting reverted. I personally sorta like mine. Love your caption, though.
moocow1452
05:55:12 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by moocow1452
Well, whatever. I got my edit to stick, but if you think the picture works better, go right ahead.

Edit: Strike that, somepony wants to keep the image and caption on, and is reverting attempts to do otherwise. I'm personally not gonna pick a fight on this one.
Webby
06:50:10 PM Oct 22nd 2011
It doesn't matter much to me. I like 'em both for different reasons, and I don't see much reason for an edit war here.
RinellaWasHere
08:17:25 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by RinellaWasHere
I'll be honest, I don't like the new caption. Not the "She's Back!", but the whole "Burning Fanon to the ground!" line. There are several views on just how much fanon she invalidates, and it sets a negative tone.
moocow1452
08:32:46 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Very do not want to be dragged into an edit war, but if Burning Fanon to the ground is the issue, and I'm partial to Metallica, maybe we can compromise with something like "Exit Light! Enter Night!" Would do it myself, but it's touchy in there, and I'm being crowded out by editors.
RinellaWasHere
08:37:45 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Ohmygod that's actually brilliant.
Captainhook
06:20:22 AM Oct 23rd 2011
I can't help but think that "Exit light! Enter Night!" makes it sound like she's the Nightmare Moon again.
Captainhook
06:23:35 AM Oct 23rd 2011
I actually prefer the image linked to at the top of this thread. I may be the best representative of Luna's character. It's the best I've seen so far. Plus, it's got Twilight as Starswirl the Bearded.
HeinousActsZX
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04:56:33 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Damn it! Did someone screen-cap the page? Someone deleted everything!
RinellaWasHere
04:58:26 PM Oct 22nd 2011
It's been fixed by someone. Crisis averted.
HeinousActsZX
05:01:28 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by HeinousActsZX
Webby
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04:20:12 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Luna's characterization seemed... overdone. I suppose it makes sense, seeing as she was a very melodramatic villain and is newly redeemed, but she's not much like the humbled glimpse of her we caught at the end of the second episode.

Oh, who am I kidding? I'm mad because my fan fiction is now moot. :P
RinellaWasHere
04:38:54 PM Oct 22nd 2011
You know, I've been thinking about Luna's canon characterization all day (while I was supposed to be grading papers), and it doesn't totally invalidate the shy!Luna fanon version. Her Large Ham attitude and overreactions seemed more like a socially inexperienced girl who's trying way too hard to be liked. The fanon of her as awkward and childlike still holds true, it just needs some updating. I don't know which version of her you used in your story, but it may not be a total loss.
Webby
05:01:50 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by Webby
I had her being really quiet and shy, in contrast with Trixie, who she was trying to teach about the Magic Of Friendship. The idea was a dysfunctional version of the Celestia/Twilight relationship.

(With Steven Magnet as Spike! :P)
Captainhook
06:26:30 AM Oct 23rd 2011
edited by Captainhook
Robotech_Master
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04:16:25 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by Robotech_Master
It seems to me a little strange that the ponies are holding a Nightmare Night celebration as usual, to try to keep the "evil" Nightmare Moon at bay, even though they know that Nightmare Moon has been redeemed and is no longer evil. You'd think someone would have realized that Princess Luna is on earth now and nothing is keeping her from showing up to see what all the fuss is about. It's almost like they Didn't Think This Through.
RinellaWasHere
04:34:42 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Traditions are weird like that.
Dacilriel
07:19:25 PM Oct 24th 2011
edited by Dacilriel
According to the first episode most ponies regard the tale of Nightmare Moon as "just an old pony tale." They probably weren't ever really serious about using the festival to ward off evil, any more than most people think of Halloween as anything more than an opportunity for free candy.
DracoDei
09:50:18 AM Oct 25th 2011
Well, you would have THOUGHT that having the night go over-long would have been NOTICED, and would get some ponies reconsidering their stance on such "myths".
Captainhook
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02:01:42 PM Oct 22nd 2011
The page image should probably be of Luna as she actually is instead of the form she took during her little prank at the end.
RinellaWasHere
02:32:36 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Agreed. The image we have now, along with the text under it (does that have a name?) make this look and sound like a "Return of Nightmare Moon!" episode, as opposed to an Adorkable Luna episode.
Captainhook
03:30:19 PM Oct 22nd 2011
You're talking my language, RinellaWasHere. The current image sends completely the wrong message about the plot. WE HATH WEIGHED IT IN THE BALANCE AND DOTH FIND IT WANTING! EXPELLED SHALL IT BE FROM THE PAGE!
Godzil
07:22:56 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Now it's Luna in her cloak, but it still looks Nightmare Moon-ish. It gives that Halloween feel, but still isn't very Luna-like. Wasn't it originally Luna talking to Twilight? What happened to that image?
Serpentking456
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12:58:33 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by Serpentking456
Am I the only one who noticed Mrs. & Mr. Cake dressed as Raggedy Ann & Andy http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure at the Nightmare Night Festival? Why has this not been mentioned under Shout-Outs yet?
theodrixx
01:10:20 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I noticed this too, but the page keeps getting checked out :P

Somebody make this edit!
RinellaWasHere
02:30:29 PM Oct 22nd 2011
It's been done. And yeah, I don't think there's been ten minutes today when this page wasn't checked out.
RinellaWasHere
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12:12:12 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I'm thinking we may want to add a Broken Base averted onto here. The Internet Backdraft a lot of people expected over Luna's characterization doesn't seem to have occurred yet. Is it too early to call it averted?

Man, I've posted a lot today.
HeinousActsZX
12:13:48 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Yeah, much to everypony's surprise, but let's hold off on doin' it just yet. Give it some time. I've posted a lot today too.
Captainhook
02:03:15 PM Oct 22nd 2011
If anything breaks the base, it's Pipsqueak. Some love him; others hate him. Everybody seems to have some opinion about him.
RinellaWasHere
03:22:19 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by RinellaWasHere
The new YMMV tab has him down as The Scrappy. As soon as it becomes open again I'll put this in, since there are a lot of fans who like him.

EDIT: Done. And we can add the Luna aversion if it holds true later.
HeinousActsZX
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11:48:21 AM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by HeinousActsZX
Is Pipsqueak really a Cousin Oliver? Can we truely judge that yet? We didn't call the Cutie Mark Crusaders Cousin Olivers when they showed up. They're simply addin' a new character.
RinellaWasHere
12:06:12 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by RinellaWasHere
Agreed. They explain his absence from the earlier episodes, and he's certainly not a token child. At best, it's a YMMV.
theodrixx
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11:12:20 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Was the music at the beginning a Jimmy Hart Version of "In the Hall of the Mountain King"?

That's just what I thought immediately after hearing it. Then again, it sounds like standard Halloween music too.
RinellaWasHere
12:06:32 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by RinellaWasHere
Sounded like Bald Mountain to me.
theodrixx
12:54:29 PM Oct 22nd 2011
does someone mind directing me to the relevant snippet of the song via youtube?

I tried skipping through it but didn't hear what I was looking for.
Godzil
07:19:39 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by Godzil
The first five seconds of the episode, reused again about 16 minutes in, when Twilight is looking for Luna after dramatically promising to lecture her.
EpikuriousOranj
05:07:45 PM Oct 23rd 2011
theodrixx
09:11:50 PM Oct 24th 2011
@Godzil

I was talking about the part of Bald Mountain that matched what I was thinking of.

Turns out we're talking about different things. I was talking about the first 5 seconds of the episode and Mountain King.
sniperfish
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10:54:08 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Why was the Great Expectations Shout Out removed?
RinellaWasHere
12:04:38 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I don't know the original motivation of whoever removed it, but apart from the name and an indecisive accent, what evidence do we have that he's a Shout-out?
HeinousActsZX
12:48:33 PM Oct 22nd 2011
That's really all you need.
theodrixx
12:55:36 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Maybe the accent was the extent of the shout out. As in, "Here's a character called Pip. He's going to affect an English accent for exactly one line for apparently no reason."
RinellaWasHere
03:38:02 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I'm not totally sure the accent was completely intentional. His VA sounds like an actual child. As a teacher who's worked with young children in theatre, I've noticed that a lot of little kids default to an English accent when acting. As far as I can tell, they think it sounds more theatrical. So the VA may have done it by accident.
gs
06:11:53 AM Oct 23rd 2011
Umm He's a British Spotted Pony, its not a mistake.
RinellaWasHere
10:08:13 AM Oct 23rd 2011
You learn something every day. Hell, that may count as a Genius Bonus.
Dacilriel
07:07:22 PM Oct 24th 2011
I assumed the British accent was because he's from Trottingham which is a play on Nottingham.

Pinto coloring is common; it's not much of an indicator of breed.
Captainhook
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10:23:25 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Am I the only one who didn't find Luna's effort to be scary at the end remotely scary?
zarpaulus
10:44:39 AM Oct 22nd 2011
No.
TheNerfGuy
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10:02:05 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Anyone think that one filly saying she wanted to be a zombie next year was a Shout-Out to Story of the Blanks?
Captainhook
10:20:56 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I thought so.
theodrixx
11:11:09 AM Oct 22nd 2011
not EVERYTHING is a shout out.

Maybe if she had said she wanted to be a 'blank flank zombie.'
emeriin
11:11:54 AM Oct 22nd 2011
It was more like a Call Back to the Zombie Apocalypse bit of Bridal Gossip.
RinellaWasHere
12:14:21 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Not at all, to be honest. Zombies are a really common Halloween costume, and the line was only there to illustrate her sadness over the cancellation.
theodrixx
01:48:55 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by theodrixx
speaking of flimsy shout outs, does anyone think Luna was channeling Batman during her entrance?

She's got the Lunamobile, then she glides down to the ground from the sky, her black cape (fine, cloak) fluttering behind her.
Captainhook
02:00:09 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I was thinking that all through the episode.
RinellaWasHere
05:05:12 PM Oct 22nd 2011
I wasn't then, but now that scene is paired forever with the old Batman theme in my mind.
Webby
06:12:37 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by Webby
I don't think it was a shout out; as mentioned zombies are a common costume. I figured it was supposed to kind of cute and silly: a little fillie in a cute costume wanted so badly to be a zombie.
HeinousActsZX
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08:57:35 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I don't think Pipsqueak being called Little Pip is a shout-out. I mean, he's little and Pip is short for Pipsqueak.
BornIn1142
08:59:01 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Neither do I. It's just one of those things that can never be proven or disproven. I certainly find it very unlikely though.
TheOtherSteve
09:01:34 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I don't think we need to get rid of it, just put it in a YMMV tab. It's very possible that fans are reading too much into it, but we do know that the staff is paying attention to the fandom. So it could go either way.
RinellaWasHere
09:07:45 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I'd move it to YMMV, and mention that it may not be shout-out after all. Actually, we can just include the end of Heinious's comment.
theodrixx
09:11:53 AM Oct 22nd 2011
On a related note, does he have a native British accent and it keeps slipping throughout the episode, or is it just a part of his pirate outfit?
RinellaWasHere
09:17:28 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I think he's forcing it. I only heard once or twice, and it was only when he was calm enough to remember to do it. Then again, they did mention that he'd just moved there, so he may actually have an accent. We probably just have to wait for future episodes involving him to find out.
theodrixx
09:19:51 AM Oct 22nd 2011
That's what I think too. The accent seems very fake and "Oliver Twist" and he only uses it once that I can remember (when he first appears).
RinellaWasHere
09:47:57 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Also, a lot of posters on EQD seem to loathe him already. Not a majority, mind, but quite a few. I think our little Pip is barreling towards Broken Base status.

Also also, instead of making the "Little Pip" a Shout-Out to FO:E, we could just include a Name's the Same.
emeriin
09:50:37 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Aww, but he's adorable. Cynically, I bet they would have liked him more if he were female.
TheNerfGuy
10:00:05 AM Oct 22nd 2011
If he comes back and gets roles, he may very well become The Wesley
BornIn1142
10:05:06 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I don't know, emeriin. People don't like Twist very much either.
HeinousActsZX
10:22:40 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Why must we be so cynical, Nerfguy? Maybe he'll actually become an enjoyable character? Have a bit more faith.
emeriin
10:23:04 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Fair point. I thought she was adorable too.
sniperfish
10:52:36 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Personally I like Pip. The only issue I had was the flipping back and forth with his accent. But I think he had actual child do his voice so that can be forgiven.

Miyajima
11:34:28 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I'd like to point out that Kkat herself explained in the very first chapter of Fallout Equestria that 'Littlepip' was a contraction of Little Pipsqueak. It's a coincidence, really.
RinellaWasHere
03:31:47 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by RinellaWasHere
So, shall we put down a Name's the Same for him? It's worth noting even if it was unintended, which most examples of that trope are anyway.
HeinousActsZX
05:17:25 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Works for me.
Chlorna
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08:40:09 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I'm new to this site, I was wondering would the Twilight/Pinkie alley scene "No screaming no shreiking" a strong enough case for Rape as Comedy? Or is it a different trope all together?
BornIn1142
08:43:44 AM Oct 22nd 2011
The thought of rape never entered my head during that scene.
Twilightshadowblade
08:44:58 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Well out of context maybe, but I think it's more of a Not What It Looks Like scenario.
Chlorna
08:49:32 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Yeah that seems more along the lines I was thinking. Just didn't know if it was a trope or not.
RinellaWasHere
09:08:31 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Godeskian
02:03:30 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Probably, especially with the bit a few seconds later with Twilight lying on top of Pinkie holding her down. It makes sense in context, but once the image macro fans are through with it....
CrazyLuigi
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11:01:42 PM Oct 21st 2011
Hey, it's kind of amazing with all the tropes that we've managed to give this episode already! How many more tropes do you think will be given in the complete episode?
Calnos
06:50:50 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Given that its teh Luna episode.... I foresee many tropes...
HeinousActsZX
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02:53:07 PM Oct 21st 2011
I think I'm more excited about Pipsqueak.
CrazyLuigi
11:00:40 PM Oct 21st 2011
I'll admit, I'm interesting in seeing what role he plays in this episode (and maybe future episodes as well?). However, I'll mainly focus on Princess Luna and see how that goes.
Captainhook
06:34:07 AM Oct 23rd 2011
Pipsqueak seems to be The Watson.
Captainhook
topic
08:25:46 PM Oct 1st 2011
edited by Captainhook
A guy on 4Chan has released an image of Luna wearing Zecora's hooded cloak and smiling deviously. This has caused Luna's fans to explode, but for a different reason. They've gone to pieces that their idol will turn evil again! They ignore the fact that this could be an Imagine Spot and the glaring possibility that the guy could have faked the picture. I've seen it myself and personally think that it looks a bit phony. Any opinions?
DracoDei
07:37:30 PM Oct 10th 2011
Plus it is "Nightmare Night"... she could very well be in costume TO TRY TO FIT IN. Note also that the last person to wear that costume wasn't at all evil.
MadWritter
06:02:52 PM Oct 14th 2011
Or it could be a flashback to explaining HOW Luna become Nightmare Moon......
GreatGodPan
05:13:50 AM Oct 21st 2011
Then again, it would be so delicious to see all their faces if she did go bad again. Heh.
HeinousActsZX
topic
07:42:07 AM Oct 1st 2011
The Luna fans are gonna explode.
GoldenFootballPlayer
06:10:24 PM Oct 1st 2011
edited by GoldenFootballPlayer
What if they explode, and then explode again?
ShadowHog
01:14:14 PM Oct 8th 2011
Can you do that? Can you explode twice?
MadWritter
06:03:55 PM Oct 14th 2011
edited by MadWritter
Stop being sock puppets, Pinkie Pie and Spike.
RinellaWasHere
09:06:04 AM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by RinellaWasHere
You know, this Luna still kind of works with the shy!Luna characterization fanon gave her. She's still awkward and socially behind, she's just trying way too hard. If anything, she's a lot like the Luna from Progress..
TBTabby
11:48:55 PM Oct 22nd 2011
Between her hammy voice and the wind blowing when she yelled, I was wondering when she would start battling giant mutant-hunting robots.
Captainhook
06:41:48 AM Oct 23rd 2011
Thanks for clearing away all those annoying Fanon personas, Luna. You're about 20% cooler than that stuff.

"'TWAS BUT A SMALL EFFORT!"

Does that mean 'you're welcome'?

"YEA VERILY!"
Ryonne
05:52:48 PM Nov 26th 2011
Because "Yeah" is definitely a word they used one thousand years ago.
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