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Nov 6th 2015 at 11:26:13 PM •••

On the train ride from Ponyville, Applejack describes some of the major Apple family traditions for Hearth's Warming, giving Pinkie an opportunity to exclaim that the Pies have similar traditions. Technically, Pinkie isn't wrong, but the details of the traditions (the Hearth's Warming Eve dinner, the dolls, the flag raising, and opening presents) are radically different.

I know there's a trope that covers this. It feels like there are elements of Metaphorically True and Dissimile here, but does it fit neatly under either of these?

Nov 6th 2015 at 10:47:43 PM •••

So are we going to invoke Orphaned Etymology for everything that exists in our world that might not have a parallel in Equestria? "Armscye" in "Suited for Success" is one thing (bastardized from "arm's eye"; ponies most likely wouldn't refer to the shoulder seam in a garment using this term), but since Equestria has a Descartes analogue, isn't it likely they'd have a Mohs analogue as well? Should we have an Orphaned Etymology entry on the "It's About Time" page for Spike mentioning Arbor Day? /confused

Edited by pvsage
Oct 29th 2015 at 7:44:01 PM •••

So it struck me as amusing that Pinkie and Applejack waited until the train was blowing its whistle before they even started to head toward the train station from the castle, assumedly from across town. Usually that would imply that it's already about to leave any second, and they should probably already be at the station or even onboard already. Is there any trope that this would fall under?

Edited by southpawhare2
Oct 25th 2015 at 12:06:11 AM •••

Limestone Pie's cutie mark has two stones. She's also the ballsiest of the Pies. Is there a trope that fits this other than Visual Pun and Does This Remind You of Anything??

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