MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: Power Ponies

How to participate in the liveblog chat:

Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!

Option 2: Go to Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Capcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at just before 2:00 p.m. EST. After the chat, I will update this post with a log of the conversation.


[14:00] <Froborr> play
[14:00] <@Sylocat> And we’re off?
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Play
[14:00] <DecoyOctopus> oop, hit play after froborr said it, sorry
[14:00] <DecoyOctopus> oh hey it’s a Joker pony
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Ah, so Spike is the brony proxy this week
[14:00] <Froborr> Mane-iac, get it?
[14:00] <DecoyOctopus> …oh
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Calling it now: Spike winds up as Humdrum
[14:01] <DecoyOctopus> he wasn’t already?
[14:01] <Froborr> Aw, I like that Twilight isn’t judgmental about print books vs. comics.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Ah, so the castle is the key to everything
[14:02] <Froborr> Did they mention the castle? Think I missed it.
[14:02] <DecoyOctopus> they’re fixing it up
[14:02] <@Sylocat> They’ve got multiple running subplots now… the mystery box, the castle, and the Equestria Games
[14:02] <Froborr> Yeah, I really need to see what my niece thinks of this season.
[14:02] <Froborr> I’m worried it’s getting too complex for the four year olds.
[14:02] <DecoyOctopus> oh snap a new Aquabats episode
[14:03] <Froborr> Aquabats Christmas special? My roommate is going to go nuts.
[14:03] <DecoyOctopus> also yeah, it seems like they’re kinda going overboard with the subplots
[14:03] <@Sylocat> Eh, kids can handle surprisingly complex stories
[14:03] <DecoyOctopus> oh hey it’s the new Spyro thing except in Flash and with Transformers
[14:04] <@Sylocat> Ew
[14:04] <Froborr> That pig toy would have terrified me as a kid.
[14:04] <DecoyOctopus> who is even buying it?
[14:04] <DecoyOctopus> they’ve been advertising it for literally years
[14:04] <@Sylocat> That’s just… wrong
[14:04] <@Sylocat> And we’re back
[14:05] <Froborr> Yeah, this is going to be a “Spike is useless wait no he isn’t” episode, isn’t it?
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Three writers? That’s new
[14:05] <DecoyOctopus> why is pinkie scrubbing a carpet
[14:05] <Froborr> Because she’s Pinkie?
[14:05] <DecoyOctopus> but
[14:05] <DecoyOctopus> wouldn’t that just make it wet and gross
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Could the foreshadowing be any more obvious?
[14:06] <DecoyOctopus> yes
[14:06] <DecoyOctopus> haven’t you seen the episode with Tank
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Ah, of course, I forgot
[14:07] <Froborr> “What kind of spell is that? It doesn’t even rhyme!”
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Spike can cast magic spells?
[14:07] <Froborr> Eh, it’s clearly one of those spells that casts you.
[14:07] <DecoyOctopus> I think it’s just a magic book, he didn’t realy do anything
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Ah, and Pinkie just jumps in
[14:08] <DecoyOctopus> for a second I thought they were gonna rip off the BTAS opening
[14:08] <Froborr> That would have been great. Best opening ever.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> They’re clearly going for the Adam West vibe instead
[14:08] <DecoyOctopus> …is the maneiac using Luna’s model?
[14:09] <@Sylocat> mere_oblivion, wouldn’t Matthew love this?
[14:09] <mere_oblivion> He would in-deed! Hey, why isn’t he here?
[14:09] <Froborr> “Fillisecond?” That’s pretty good actually.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> (for context: Matthew is a friend of mine who once came to my Halloween party as Adam West’s Batman)
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Mane-iacal laugh!
[14:10] <Froborr> Ah, so Dash is Thor.
[14:10] <DecoyOctopus> who /doesn’t/ go to costume parties as Batman
[14:10] <Froborr> I am amused that Pinkie is the only one who actually knows how to use her powers.
[14:11] <mere_oblivion> Actually, first Matthew came as Bruce Wayne, then left “to go to another party” before returning 20 mins later as, yes, the AW Batman.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> She’s Pinkie, fourth walls are nothing new to her
[14:11] <Froborr> That’s hilarious.
[14:11] <DecoyOctopus> @mere aha that’s perfect
[14:11] <DecoyOctopus> oh god is rarity the green lantern’
[14:11] <Froborr> Rarity is Green Lantern/Star Sapphire, yep.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> and Fluttershy is the Hulk!
[14:11] <Froborr> Fluttershy as the Hulk is PERFECTION ITSELF.
[14:11] <DecoyOctopus> she better be
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Well of course
[14:12] <@Sylocat> In all the Avengers-crossover fanart, she’s the Hulk
[14:12] <@Sylocat> (she’s the one pony everyone can agree on in that regard)
[14:12] <DecoyOctopus> so is there like, a batman villain who focuses on hair?
[14:12] <DecoyOctopus> I honestly can’t think of one
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Probably
[14:12] <Froborr> I think Mane-iac is a cross between Batman’s Joker and Marvel’s Medusa.
[14:12] <DecoyOctopus> like this is Gotham and the Maneiac is obviously the Joke-ah
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Ah, so Applejack is Pecos Bill
[14:12] <Froborr> She’s basically Joker with Medusa’s power.
[14:13] <Froborr> I think Applejack is Wonder Woman.
[14:13] <Froborr> I’m not entirely sure what Twilight is?
[14:13] <DecoyOctopus> I want fic of Rarity giving Spike Edna’s “NO CAPES” speech from the Incredibles or something
[14:13] <Froborr> That woudl be great!
[14:13] <@Sylocat> I know, but lassoing a tornado, that’s Pecos Bill all over
[14:13] <Froborr> True.
[14:14] <DecoyOctopus> …actually yeah, who /is/ Twilight?
[14:14] <@Sylocat> LEEROY JENKINS
[14:14] <Froborr> *sigh*
[14:14] <DecoyOctopus> yes
[14:14] <@Sylocat> (sorry, I hate myself for that)
[14:14] <mere_oblivion> @decoy–My sentiments exactly (about Edna, I mean–this is all going too fast for me, not that i mind.
[14:14] <Froborr> And then they all get captured and Spike’s encyclopedic knowledge of comics saves the day.
[14:15] <DecoyOctopus> @mere: glad you like it, sorry that I’m not helping with the speed 😛
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Pinkie Pie in the face
[14:15] <@Sylocat> MY HAIR!
[14:15] <DecoyOctopus> oh god is she seriously the hulk
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Wait, Mane-Iac has Sombra’s eyes!
[14:16] <Froborr> Aw, does this mean we’re not goign to get to see Fluttershy Hulk out?
[14:16] <DecoyOctopus> does she?
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Ooh, that’s just mean
[14:16] <DecoyOctopus> oh, she does. maybe this is all tying into /another/ subplot to make sombra less boring
[14:16] <Froborr> Okay, the bucket made me laugh.
[14:17] <mere_oblivion> But Fluttershy’s secret isn’t that she’s always angry.
[14:17] <Froborr> Lol, probably not oblivion.
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Or is it? Remember “Putting your Hoof Down”
[14:17] <@Sylocat> (or wait, did I not show you that episode yet?)
[14:17] <Froborr> Oh yeah, this is total Adam West.
[14:18] <DecoyOctopus> there needs to be fanart of the “I’m always angry” scene now, that’s perfect
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Yes, yes it is
[14:18] <Froborr> With a bit of Pinkie and the Brain mixed in.
[14:18] <mere_oblivion> I think I still have yet to see that one. Meanwhile . . . is this how superheroes feel when they get turned into action figures?
[14:18] <DecoyOctopus> yes
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Not according to Toy Story
[14:19] <DecoyOctopus> wait I just thought of something. did they just magically replace the original Power Ponies, or…?
[14:19] <Froborr> I’m pretty sure this world was made around them, there are no “original” Power Ponies.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> …Or did the Power Ponies universe not actually exist until they warped in?
[14:19] <DecoyOctopus> oh maybe
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Great minds think alike
[14:20] <DecoyOctopus> that’s some pretty ridiculous magic then though, making an /entire universe/
[14:20] <Froborr> Eh, it’s just a magic Holodeck.
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Hey… it’s like Sombra’s illusion magic
[14:20] <DecoyOctopus> …hm
[14:20] <Froborr> It is, actually. Hmm.
[14:21] <Froborr> Wilhelm scream!
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Please tell me they’re going to have one of the henchman go “You know what, I hate working here, they are so weird,” like in Iron Man 3 and Machete
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Here we go
[14:22] <Froborr> This is everythign I have ever wanted.
[14:22] <Froborr> I can die happy now.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Oh. My. Celestia
[14:22] <DecoyOctopus> jesus christ it’s exactly as dumb looking as I expected
[14:22] <Froborr> FLUTTERSHY SMASH!
[14:22] <DecoyOctopus> this is great
[14:23] <@Sylocat> What? That was it?!
[14:23] <@Sylocat> HAHAH!
[14:23] <Froborr> OF COURSE Pinkie Pie was able to pull out extraversal cupcakes.
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Pretty good moral
[14:23] <Froborr> *facepalm*
[14:23] <DecoyOctopus> …I was just about to ask how this worked but oh good lord
[14:24] <@Sylocat> …Huh?
[14:24] <Froborr> That was completely ridiculous and great fun.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Ooh, twist ending there

[14:24] <DecoyOctopus> well, that was better than last week’s.

[14:24] <mere_oblivion> But no Agent Coulson, sigh.
[14:25] <DecoyOctopus> you’re right, he should’ve been present
[14:25] <Froborr> Eh, this was more Justice League than Avengers.
[14:25] <DecoyOctopus> @Froborr: doesn’t he already have a magic trinkets shop to run
[14:25] <@Sylocat> But with the Hulk
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Now, they’re going to investigate that comic shop, right?
[14:26] <DecoyOctopus> nope
[14:26] <Froborr> I mean, they wouldn’t introduce some new, interesting element in a Spike story and then completely ignore it forever after, right?
[14:26] <DecoyOctopus> this does beg the question of what would have happened if they lost, though
[14:26] <mere_oblivion> How do we know Ethan Rayne (spelling?) wasn’t behind it all?
[14:26] <Froborr> *coughcoughPeeweecough*
[14:27] <@Sylocat> We finally learned Peewee’s fate during Just For Sidekicks
[14:27] <DecoyOctopus> peewee died because spike is a terrible pet owner
[14:27] <Froborr> True Sylo.
[14:27] <Froborr> So: Best Spike episode, or best Spike episode?
[14:27] <DecoyOctopus> idk I think aside from the moral it felt more focused on superhero references than Spike
[14:27] <Froborr> Which is what makes it the best Spike episode.


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