Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 25 and MLPFIM S5E12 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

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 Sailor Moon Crystal and commenting there starting at 1:00 p.m. EST. We will then be watching MLP at 1:30.  Those are both one hour earlier than normal.

Finally updated this with my own liveblog! See it behind the cut!

01[11:29] <Froborr> Okay.
01[11:30] <Froborr> Gonna start with MLP from two weeks ago, arbitrarily.
01[11:30] <Froborr> Oh, I am liking this premise.
01[11:32] <Froborr> Oh hey, Twilight’s house from the first epiosde.
01[11:32] <Froborr> This is a cute callback.
01[11:33] <Froborr> PLEASE tell me Lyra is going to get to say something about Twilight not even noticing that she moved to Ponyville too.
01[11:34] <Froborr> I’m really feeling Twilight’s dilemma, I’m TERRIBLE at keeping up with old friends and I often feel guilty about it.
01[11:36] <Froborr> I’m trying to remember the psychological principle at play here.
01[11:37] <Froborr> OMG chibi-Twilight!
01[11:38] <Froborr> Ah, Moondancer is another failed Twilight, like Trixie or Sunset Shimmer.
01[11:41] <Froborr> Illusion of transparency, that was it! The–
01[11:41] <Froborr> Oh my god, Twilight appearing in the book was the BEST!
01[11:42] <Froborr> Ahh, so they bond over studying.
01[11:44] <Froborr> This dinner is painfully awkward.
01[11:45] <Froborr> Anyway, illusion of transparency is the tendency to assume that other people are more perceptive about us than they actually are. For example, that when we screw up they immediately notice.
01[11:46] <Froborr> Ah, of course, bring Pinkie Pie to recreate the party.
01[11:46] <Froborr> Of COURSE Pinkie and Minuet are already friends.
01[11:48] <Froborr> Aw, poor Moondancer.
01[11:50] <Froborr> That was a very cute, sweet episode. I liked it.
01[11:53] <Froborr> On to Sailor Moon!
01[11:53] <Froborr> Ah, right, Demande decided to suicide-bomb everything.
01[11:55] <Froborr> Ah, Pluto to the rescue!
01[11:56] <Froborr> This feels appropriate what with the recent new images of Pluto’s surface and all.
01[11:56] <Froborr> Okay wait, why is future!Tux able to move with time stopped?
01[11:57] <Froborr> Oh, she can selectively unstop it for people, that makes more sense.
01[11:57] <Froborr> Wait, why did she release Chibi-Usa?
01[11:59] <Froborr> Aww, I liked Pluto. I’m going to assume that she’s not going to stay dead.
01[12:00] <Froborr> Summon Kitten! Best spell ever.
01[12:03] <Froborr> So yes, mourning her friend break Chibi-Usa’s brainwashing power of love etc
01[12:04] <Froborr> Wait, is that a THIRD legendary crystal?
01[12:04] <Froborr> The question is, does Chibi-Usa return to child form or a non-evil adult form?
01[12:04] <Froborr> Ah, child form AND Sailor transformation. Cool.
01[12:06] <Froborr> Aw, future-Tux looks so proud.
01[12:06] <Froborr> Uh-oh, Usagi’s PISSED.
01[12:07] <Froborr> Shit’s about to go down.
01[12:07] <Froborr> Okay, there are DEFINITELY pink streaks in her hair now.
01[12:10] <Froborr> Wait, what?
01[12:10] <Froborr> I was not expecting them to blow up Nemesis until NEXT episode!
01[12:11] <Froborr> Ah, there we go. see, this is the problem with villains betraying their allies. Sure, it’s funny, but then they go and join the heroes, and it’s a pain in the butt.
01[12:14] <Froborr> So, they’re dragged into the darkess, and somehow Chibi-Usa busts them out.
01[12:14] <Froborr> I keep forgetting the characters haven’t already figured out that he’s Death Phantom.
01[12:15] <Froborr> …Is that the same voice actor as the Anti-Spiral King?

2 thoughts on “Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 25 and MLPFIM S5E12 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

  1. [10:00] (@Sylocat) Ah yes, when we left off, Demande was going to destroy everything and everyone including himself
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    [10:01] (Arrlaari) He’s about to blow up everything out of grief and anger and his face looks like he just got a pizza
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    [10:01] (Sylocat) Sorry about that…
    [10:01] (Sylocat) I’m at the end of the opening credits now
    [10:02] (Arrlaari) ad
    [10:02] (Arrlaari) I got the ad at the end of the credits
    [10:02] (Sylocat) Ah yes
    [10:03] (Arrlaari) ad over
    [10:03] (Arrlaari) You?
    [10:03] (Sylocat) Same here
    [10:03] (Arrlaari) I paused, did you?
    [10:03] (Arrlaari) inpaused
    [10:03] (Arrlaari) *unpaused
    [10:04] (Sylocat) Ah… Pluto stops him?
    [10:04] (Sylocat) Ooh, a Time Stop attack! Those are downright OP
    [10:05] (Sylocat) “Garnet rod?” Is that related to the gem kids?
    [10:05] (Sylocat) Wait, why didn’t the Time Stop affect Future Douchebag? Is it because he’s a ghost?
    [10:06] (Sylocat) Ah, so she can exempt certain people
    [10:06] (Sylocat) Uh oh
    [10:06] (Sylocat) Oh dear
    [10:07] (Arrlaari) Why did she choose to exempt the mind control victims
    [10:07] (Sylocat) So, are they going to steal the crystals back?
    [10:07] (Sylocat) So… are you going to USE them?
    [10:07] (Sylocat) Aww
    [10:09] (Sylocat) Diana guarded the door? What did I miss?
    [10:09] (Sylocat) Oh yikes, Pluto has a crush on him too?
    [10:09] (Sylocat) Yeesh
    [10:10] (Sylocat) Oh… this is what snaps Small Electra out of it?
    [10:11] (Sylocat) Wow
    [10:11] (Sylocat) I mean, it’d be nice if this had been foreshadowed at all, but still…
    [10:12] (Sylocat) Was that a Yin Yang teardrop?
    [10:12] (Arrlaari) Oh, crying solved another problem?
    [10:13] (Arrlaari) There was an outline of Chibi-Usa in the teardrop
    [10:13] (Sylocat) Ooh, she gets her own Scout uniform?
    [10:13] (Sylocat) Whoa
    [10:13] (Arrlaari) ads on the ad break mark
    [10:14] (Sylocat) Paused right after the ad
    [10:15] (Arrlaari) ad over
    [10:16] (Sylocat) Come on, kick Phantom’s ass already
    [10:17] (Sylocat) …Is she really dead?
    [10:17] (Sylocat) That’s dark
    [10:18] (Sylocat) Does Usagi get another new upgrade?
    [10:18] (Sylocat) The transformation sequence is different
    [10:19] (Sylocat) “upsetting?”
    [10:20] (Arrlaari) Wel, technically Pluto died because she did a thing to stop Demande, so it’s a very long stretch to pin it on Phantom
    [10:20] (Sylocat) So what’s Demande doing right now, anyway?
    [10:21] (Arrlaari) Hadouken poses
    [10:21] (Sylocat) Ooh, the rainbow beam
    [10:21] (Sylocat) Hmm, the music indicates this might actually work
    [10:21] (Sylocat) Ah, so it only works when ChibiUsa joins them
    [10:22] (Sylocat) Here’s where Demande dies
    [10:23] (Sylocat) Ah, so it’s a “No one kills the girl I hate except me” thing
    [10:23] (Sylocat) Whoa
    [10:24] (Sylocat) Disintegrated
    [10:24] (Sylocat) …How did Usagi know that?
    [10:25] (Sylocat) Ooh, trippy
    [10:25] (Sylocat) Ooh, do they get a technicolor-aether battlefield for the showdown?
    [10:25] (Sylocat) I thought they already knew all this
    [10:26] (Arrlaari) So in the old anime Death Phantom was basically not explained at all
    [10:26] (Sylocat) Yeah, I remember that too
    [10:26] (Sylocat) Especially in the dub
    [10:28] (Sylocat) So, next time is the season finale?
    [10:28] (Arrlaari) So, now that Demande is dead, I can talk about how the Black Moon crew played out way differently in the old anime, but Froborr isn’t here to see it
    [10:29] (Sylocat) Well, next week then I guess
    [10:29] (Sylocat) Here’s MLP:
    [10:29] (Sylocat) First, though, gotta reset real quick
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    [10:30] (Sylocat) Okay… ready?
    [10:30] (Arrlaari) ready
    [10:30] (Sylocat) Click
    [10:30] (Sylocat) “Amending fences?” Huh
    [10:31] (Sylocat) Ooh, is this a flashback episode?
    [10:32] (Arrlaari) So I still remember the first episode
    [10:32] (Sylocat) Oh! We get to meet the ponies Twilight knew back at Celestia’s School for Gifted Youngsters?
    [10:32] (Arrlaari) in which Twilight didn’t have any friends and didn’t even know what friendship was
    [10:32] (Sylocat) Oh, I remember it too
    [10:32] (Sylocat) So she was a bad friend because she didn’t even realize she was friends with them
    [10:32] (Sylocat) Written by Larson, because of course it is
    [10:33] (Sylocat) Callbacks galore!
    [10:33] (Sylocat) Ooh, we finally get to meet Moondancer too?
    [10:33] (Sylocat) This is gonna be interesting
    [10:33] (Arrlaari) Wait, isn’t Lyra a resident of Ponyville?
    [10:33] (Sylocat) That’s right, Lyra was there too
    [10:34] (Sylocat) Of course, they imported Lyra’s Flash asset into the background ponies in Ponyville before they started giving any thought to continuity
    [10:35] (Sylocat) Huh… this is off to an interesting start?
    [10:35] (Sylocat) So they’re using her for social advancement?
    [10:35] (Sylocat) Spike being snarky
    [10:36] (Sylocat) Oh, this is a big explanation for why so many of the background ponies got carried over!
    [10:37] (Sylocat) And this is… some deep stuff for this show. It’s about how we remember interactions and process guilt
    [10:37] (Sylocat) Moondancer?
    [10:37] (Arrlaari) Hm, maybe Twilight was more right about this than we initially thought
    [10:37] (Sylocat) Ahahah…
    [10:37] (Sylocat) Whoa… who the heck…
    [10:38] (Sylocat) Moondancer is a palette-swap of Twilight?
    [10:38] (Sylocat) Ooh, Moondancer is the one who feels jilted?
    [10:39] (Sylocat) Awkward…
    [10:39] (Sylocat) Ah, and they think they have to cheer her up
    [10:39] (Sylocat) “3 days? What…”
    [10:39] (Sylocat) Nice glasses
    [10:40] (Sylocat) Heh… fans have been speculating about these characters for eons
    [10:41] (Sylocat) And Twilight doesn’t realize that Moondancer doesn’t need cheering up the same way Twilight would
    [10:41] (Arrlaari) Twilght you are being obnoxiously pushy
    [10:42] (Sylocat) AHAHAH…. oh yikes, she’s stealing tricks from Discord
    [10:42] (Sylocat) Ah, so THIS is how they bond
    [10:42] (Sylocat) Over studying and research
    [10:43] (Sylocat) Dang… I wonder how much of this is going to go over the heads of kids
    [10:44] (Sylocat) Is “Haycart” a ponified version of some Earth scholar?
    [10:44] (Arrlaari) Descartes
    [10:44] (Arrlaari) That’s French so you wouldn’t guess it’s pronounced day-cart
    [10:44] (Sylocat) Oh… I forgot, the “s” at the end of Descartes is silence
    [10:45] (Arrlaari) Literally projecting her imagination?
    [10:46] (Sylocat) Ooh… this is the “It doesn’t all hinge on you” moral
    [10:46] (Arrlaari) Or, using magic to view the past?
    [10:46] (Sylocat) I think that’s just her imagination… it’s going to turn out that it went down a completely different way
    [10:47] (Sylocat) Pinkie flies like Tails from Sonic?
    [10:47] (Sylocat) Ooh… Pinkie… might not want to do that
    [10:47] (Arrlaari) Well if you want help being obnoxiously pushy about friendship,
    [10:48] (Sylocat) Ahahah… this is how you leave a trail for Moondancer
    [10:48] (Sylocat) This is gonna be awkward…
    [10:49] (Sylocat) Huh… this went in a different direction than I was expecting
    [10:51] (Sylocat) Pin the tail on Celestia?
    [10:52] (Sylocat) Huh
    [10:52] (Arrlaari) Possibly “Pin the tail on the Princess” which preserves the alliteration of “Pin the tail on the Pony”
    [10:52] (Sylocat) Well… that happened
    [10:52] (Arrlaari) Since Celestia was the only active princess for, like, centuries, the traditional use of “Princess” would be equivalent to “Celestia”
    [10:53] (Sylocat) True, true
    [10:54] (Sylocat) That went in an unexpected direction, but it did touch on some important themes anyway
    [10:55] (Sylocat) I should re-watch it, this time knowing how it comes out
    [10:57] (Sylocat) That’s all I can think of at the moment
    [10:58] (Sylocat) You wanna copy-paste this over or should I?
    [11:00] (Sylocat) …So, me then?
    [11:00] (Arrlaari) I’ll do it
    [11:00] (Arrlaari) Don’t I have to, since you reset?
    [11:00] (Sylocat) Okay

  2. Incidentally, next Saturday I can’t make it at all (I have a dress rehearsal for Merchant and then a performance of the Shaws… yes, I’m doing a dress rehearsal for one play and a performance of another in the same day, such is life at YSP), so any chance we could push it to Sunday next weekend… or maybe save the Escaflowne finale for the week after?

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