Personally, I’m excited for what’s to come. I didn’t particularly care for the pacing of the episode, in that just as the thing really began to feel like it was picking up, I looked down at my clock and had to think to myself “Okay guys, you have five minutes. Better wrap it up soon.”
However, that aside, the visuals in this episode were STUNNING. The flashback scenes in particular were so well lit and unlike anything we’ve seen in the show before. 11/10 enchiladas would recommend.
Also, I do like the spin on the show created by combining the fate of the Elements of Harmony with the other girls’ reactions to Twilight’s new royal title. There’s so much being redefined here that I feel like we’ll get the experience of reliving our introduction to the show. We may already know the characters, yes, but now we get to see them being redefined in a new context, which can be just as (if not more) revealing.
"Classes… lots of classes. *sigh*"
"She hasn’t given me many details, but being an influential member on the weather team gives her plenty of chances to rack up favors. Lots of ponies come to her with various dates for which they have big events, and she’ll try to schedule bad weather around them. Some of her bigger favors have come from last second requests, when it’s much harder to change schedules and routines. You owe her big time if it’s too late to postpone a storm and she still manages to convince her boss to cancel the weather in your specific living area- as she still needs to personally oversee the event to corral any stray clouds that wander too close. A particularly disorganized wedding fell under this category from what I heard. The couple then repaid her later by putting up her family for an event week back when her living space was too small to house them all.
She also has a connection for everything under the sun. If you need something and she can’t do it herself, she can put you in direct contact with somepony who can. It’s kind of crazy how well she networks.”
"Seriously, how do you forget to tell us about your WEDDING DAY… OF ALL THINGS?!"
*flustered Canterlonian noises*
What adorable pony? I assure you, I know not of whom you speak!
"Sugarcube corner’s pretty much the default place for people to go when you want good, affordable, soul food. If you’re looking for something more exotic, there’s a little hole-in-the-wall Saddle Arabian place just south of Town Hall, behind the area where the weekly farmer’s market’s held. It’s a bit pricy, but it’s a nice change of gait once in a while."
"Eugene and I have been friends for about three years now. We met at a local fair. Became lunch buddies. Not much to say in that respect. Pretty soon after that, I noticed that he had just up and disappeared for some reason- no warning, just started missing lunch dates and pretty much stopped existing for a few days. I eventually got worried about the kid and went over to his house. Looked in the window, saw him slumped over on the couch and…panicked I guess? Anyway, long story short I broke in cause I thought the guy had died or something. Turns out he just got REALLY ABSORBED in a new science journal and forgot to do anything for three days.
… and I mean everything. The guy had two meals since he picked the thing up and hadn’t slept a wink; needless to say, he was a wreck. Ever since that day, we’ve had an agreement that I have permission to break in if I know he’s home but he’s not responding.”
((Sorry this one’s black and white. Haven’t gotten to coloring CF’s yet. Only just finished Cym’s tonight.))