It seems like the pony show I've always loved and the animation has greatly improved, but just something is making me feel less and less excited for each episode as the days go by, yet i don't see anything bad in the new episodes. I don't know if I'm getting bored of it or if there's something different that I don't notice. I've been feeling rather 'meh' about it.
It's like what one of the crystal ponies said: "It looks the same, but it doesn't feel the same."
I see no problem with it other than being shorter than previous seasons. Looking forward for episode with Discord! And I dont see why a lot people so reacting about possibility that Twi will become an alicorn. If she will become a new princes than it will explain the origins of Tia and Luna. And than it will be nice to see her taking flying lessons from Dash, that is defiantly will fun to much.
My the only issue is that before I read some where that Dash supposed to have a boyfriend this season, so the question about her sexuality would of been closed. But I guess now that never going to happen (probably all that orientation conspiracy is one of the Husbro income)))
I enjoy it, but it's just so short that they can't do very much with it like it seemed they would do.
The problem is, there are SO many characters to develop. We have ten main characters, basically - Twilight, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Spike, Applebloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo. Because the characters vary so much in their personalities, goals, and interests, there's a lot that can be done with them and a lot of lessons that they could learn. But with only 13 episodes, there's not much room for that. My favorite pony looks like she won't even HAVE an episode this season, unless E12 turns out to be Rarity-centric as it's in the Crystal Kingdom. :\
I feel it's been pretty great so far, honestly! Perhaps the fact that I generally try to go into episodes with little to no expectations and just enjoy them for what they are has managed to make a positive difference for me, I really can't say.
Honestly, I'm really enjoying it so far I'm not one of those "MLPFiM can do no wrong"-people but I like the world that they're developing and the mythologies they're coming out with.
Sure, as a unicorn scholar it irked me when they canonised the [wrong] fan usage of the word "alicorn", but that's not a big deal to me
I like how there are these character spotlight episodes this season, I liked the cel-shading on the timberwolves, I liked Spitfire, I loved the Scootaloo and RBD thing, and...and!...
...Well, I just really like it so far (^ ^)
But I do have to admit that there aren't as many "moments" like in season one. Things like "Rarity-quest", 20% cooler, and the big Fluttershy . There aren't as many memorable (net-exploitable ) things like that but so what? It's still a fun show with good stories, interesting (?) characters, good stories, catchy songs (Babs Seed, Babs Seed ) and cool villains - yes, I do like Sombra!
Hell, I even sort of like Trixie a little because of season 3 XD
Yeah I agree with you on it,they really did pander to the fans though as I'm just now realizing XD But I like it!It's been a great short season!Uhm,what do you mean by "moments"? oh and what do you mean as a unicorn scholar...?What would you call a Unicorn/Pegasus...?Just curious.But yeah this season has been great so far! Well...it's almost over!D: Hmm,my question is why did they choose the name alicorn?Is it a mix of words...?They used to call them Pegacorns if I do remember x3
You know, you're not the first person I heard that from, so it must be true. I didn't really notice them fan-pandering though...other than bringing Trixie back But I'm, admittedly, pretty slow to notice some stuff
By "unicorn scholar" I just mean that unicorns are sort of a major of mine I've read lots of books about 'em in my lifetime, so it sort of bugs me when I hear peeps say alicorn when they mean a winged unicorn or (as you said) "Pegacorn". It doesn't stick in my craw or nuthin' though (^ ^) It's just the word "alicorn" simply refers to a unicorn's horn. I usually use pegacorn, personally
The moments I mentioned were those really funny, really clever things like 20% cooler and "baked bads" and...well, that sort of thing They got some funny and clever jokes and gags in season 2 and 3 (so far) but nothing that compares to season 1. Then again, maybe I'm just jaded XD
It's still a great season though When is it gonna start up again!!!!?
It's okay I suppose. The storylines are okay, but it just seems to be pandering to the fans too much. Like, a song for applejack, a scootaloo episode, trixie and discord making a return. I don't really like that. I liked the show when it was made for the target audience, and not just full of fan references like it is now. Also, I don't like Trixie or Discord very much. :l
it is been good so far, can not wait for Discord to return. the only thing is I am waiting to see if the Rumors are true: Twilight turning into a alicorn and Derpy being cut from the show. If so this show will be taking a turn for the worst.
I wish it were 26 episodes like the other seasons, and they could come up with something more original. Also, personally, I thought it would have been cool if they put the spotlight on the bg ponies for a bit, like Lyra or Vinyl Scratch. But I think it's quite good, actually.
*With one exception: I was excited that AJ finally got a song, but after the first 1 1/2 minutes, I became disappointed. It got stale, and turned into suck.
I find it hard to compare this season with the first two, since these episodes are still new and fresh in my mind while s1 and s2 have had time to settle. Right now, I'd call it average--which average for FiM still beats awesome by most shows' standards.
I am a bit puzzled why so many folks disliked Spike at your Service, though. Maybe I just don't like Spike enough to be that upset that he caught a mild case of (slightly) uncharacteristic clumsiness for the sake of the plot? I don't know, I enjoyed it much better than One Bad Apple, myself.