MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: Somepony to Watch Over Me

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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 Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at 2:00 p.m. EST. Note that that is back to the old time because I have things to do this afternoon. After the chat, I will update this post with a log of the conversation.

Chatlog after the cut!

[14:05] <Froborr> go
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Is the sound weird or is it supposed to be muffled?
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Ah, it’s the latter
[14:05] <Froborr> I think it’s supposed to be
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Oh boy
[14:05] <@Sylocat> “Change everything forever and ever,” and then it’s something completely innocuous
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Uh oh
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Number of explosions predicted?
[14:06] <Froborr> They’re leaving the CMC home alone?
[14:06] <@Sylocat> And that’s how Equestria was unmade!
[14:06] <Froborr> So… “accidental party trashes house” or “home invasion”?
[14:06] <Froborr> Also: Joy. An Apple Bloom episode.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> When the CMC are involved, the two are not mutually exclusive
[14:07] <Froborr> I think at this point she’s had more focus than Rarity.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Ooh, new writer
[14:07] <Froborr> That looks suspiciously like the Dangerously Delicious Pies logo.
[14:07] <Froborr> Mm… I want pie.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Hahah
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes
[14:08] <@Sylocat> We’ve all been there
[14:08] <Froborr> I haven’t!
[14:09] <Froborr> My parents were more of the “learn to swim by getting tossed in the pool” types.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> So, they’re leaving her alone because she’ll cause even MORE trouble if she’s along with them. That sounds much more plausible
[14:09] <Froborr> Though that particular cliche never happened.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Ouch
[14:09] <Froborr> Yes, that does make a lot more sense.
[14:09] <mere_oblivion> @Sylocat may feel a tad shy about saying what kind of parents he had.
[14:09] <Froborr> lol
[14:09] <@Sylocat> This is a hoof-biter
[14:09] <Froborr> *groans*
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Applejack is a worrywart? This is new
[14:10] <Froborr> Yes, Applejack, you are a silly pony.
[14:10] <Froborr> Applejack IS the team mom, it’s consistent.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Wait, the WHAT closet?
[14:10] <Froborr> *bursts out laughing at Hats and Bows closet*
[14:10] <mere_oblivion> Still, I’m glad to see Applejack showing even some signs of character development.
[14:10] <Froborr> Very true.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Apple Bloom reading a book? That’s less plausible than Rainbow Dash reading… oh wait
[14:11] <Froborr> On the other hand, “Applejack develops a vice just so that it can be solved within one episode” is pretty much the standard Applejack plot.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes 
[14:11] <mere_oblivion> True enuf, Froborr.
[14:12] <@Sylocat> And “Carving a massive swath of destruction through everything in sight” is the standard CMC plot
[14:12] <Froborr> I dunno, it’s fun to read this episode as a commentary on how the writers cannot allow the CMC to grow up.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> She should have put the pillows on the other end of the rake
[14:13] <Froborr> That is a weirdly designed wheelbarrow to begin with.
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Yo dawg…
[14:14] <@Sylocat> (Helmetception?)
[14:14] <@Sylocat> A crib?!
[14:14] <@Sylocat> I almost feel sorry for Apple Bloom
[14:14] <Froborr> The helmets are meta commentary on how the CMC all wear many hats in their quest for their cutie marks.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Oh nooooooooooo
[14:15] <@Sylocat> They’re going to make the deliveries
[14:15] <Froborr> And then Apple Bloom got her cutie mark in Wacky Schemes.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Scootaloo? Has an idea?
[14:15] <@Sylocat> “Gets tired?” If she gets tired, she can go to sleep
[14:15] <@Sylocat> Ooh, musical number
[14:15] <@Sylocat> …Or not
[14:15] <Froborr> lol, cutoff musical number.
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Wait, now Apple Bloom’s musical numbers are diegetic too?
[14:16] <mere_oblivion> Yeah, this isn’t opera, where people routinely bellow for five minutes before rushing off to rescue someone from the stake, gallows, etc.
[14:16] <Froborr> Recently I noticed a first-season non-Pinkie diegetic musical number, but now I can’t remember what it was.
[14:17] <@Sylocat> The hardest part of this for the other two CMCs will be suppressing the gag reflex
[14:17] <Froborr> Okay. Wait. Applejack set up bales of hay so that Apple Bloom could safely get down to the pie cart, but also doesn’t know Apple Bloom left?
[14:17] <Froborr> WHAT IS HER GAME?
[14:17] <@Sylocat> HAHAHAHAH
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Applejack just picked up that crib
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Adrenaline, like moms lifting cars off their kids
[14:18] <Froborr> Applejack is hella strong, it’s no big.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> “Lion tamer’s chair?” Is she going through the Everfree or something?
[14:18] <Froborr> Wait, ricotta doesn’t come in hunks.
[14:19] <Froborr> It’s more blobby. Almost a fluid, like yogurt.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Oh my Celestia, she IS going through the Everfree!
[14:19] <@Sylocat> THE FIRE SWAMP!
[14:19] <Froborr> Oh no, Apple Bloom’s in the fire swamp!
[14:19] <Froborr> Watch out for ROUS!
[14:19] <@Sylocat> And it’s an ROUS
[14:19] <Froborr> …or chimerae, that works too.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> Or… a Chimera Of Unusual Size
[14:20] <Froborr> Actually that’s a fairly typical size for a chimera.
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Wait, he’s on her side?
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Or not
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Oh, they’re after the PIES
[14:20] <Froborr> Pie bandit chimerae! That’s the BEST.
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Or… not, again
[14:21] <mere_oblivion> And they want Apple Bloom to try out the apple pie of forbidden knowledge.
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Where’s Fluttershy?
[14:21] <Froborr> What about her?
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Uh oh
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Well, Fluttershy could give that chimera a good talking to
[14:21] <Froborr> Ah, point.
[14:22] <Froborr> Man, Apple Bloom’s pretty strong, too.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Suddenly, Apple Bloom runs like Sonic the Hedgehog
[14:22] <Froborr> Makes you wonder how tough Granny must’ve been in her day.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> HAHAH… oh yikes, kindred spirits
[14:23] <Froborr> Fireproof boots, lion tamers chair, snake charm flute, and ricotta!
[14:23] <@Sylocat> Whoa, collapsable lion tamer’s chair
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Ouch
[14:24] <@Sylocat> I almost feel sorry for the chimera, that can’t be comfortable
[14:24] <Froborr> I really love that the funny list was a Chekhov’s gun, that was clever.
[14:25] <@Sylocat> “Flame geyser swamp,” gee, I wonder what that’s a reference to
[14:25] <Froborr> Yep.
[14:25] <Froborr> Neigh Orleans?
[14:25] <@Sylocat> Who… who is that?
[14:25] <@Sylocat> Wait, is this Hollow Shades?!
[14:25] <Froborr> Hollow what now?
[14:25] <@Sylocat> I’ve wanted to see this town ever since I saw it on that map of Equestria
[14:26] <Froborr> Eh, that was okay.

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