MLP Vlogs: Feeling Pinkie Keen

Twilight tries make sense out of one of Pinkie Pie’s quirks. Which goes about as well for her as you’d expect.

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13 Comments on "MLP Vlogs: Feeling Pinkie Keen"

Anon Tumahab
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Unless you’re religious. In that case, there’s nothing wrong with the lesson at all regardless of age. 🙂 I forgot all about that joke at the end, though. XD To me, this episode is a milestone. It’s the real indicator that the show creators were becoming aware of the growing fandom…that they had ended up making something that was appealing to adults as well as children and the end result was the (at-the-time) bizarre phenomenon of “bronies”. It has more slapstick than any previous episode for one thing. The pacing is quicker and the energy is higher than earlier episodes,… Read more »
Berlioz II
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I doubt this episode shows as much “brony influnce” as you say considering how many months it takes to actually write, record, and animate a single episode for such a fundamental tonal characteristic not to have been there from way before the community had even had time to grow yet. I mean, doing a little addition like Derpy is a pretty quick thing to do on the fly, but the slapstick is so ingrained that there just wouldn’t have been any time to change the whole animation in deference to bronies in a series that was only half-way through its… Read more »
Falconfly
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Keep in mind that these are the same people who can’t empathise with the Holocaust until someone shoves Rainbow Dash in a picture.

Expecting anything but narcissism is impossible.

*sigh*
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Alright Mr. Troll, we know you’re an anti-fan, move along. Your bait is a 1/10 at best, only cut out for newly inducted internet denizens.

Sines
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Even taking into account that this show is made for kids, I still don’t care much for the moral. Though that’s a more nuanced discussion. Suffice to say that this isn’t about religion, but her worlds version of science, and that there’s no reason she should just give up on studying an unprecedented and undocumented phenomena. What really bugs me is the portrayal of Twilight in this episode. One of the things that sets it apart is it’s well done characters. While each character may fit a general archetype, there’s more to them that at first meets the eye. I… Read more »
Daemian Lucifer
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“and that there’s no reason she should just give up on studying an unprecedented and undocumented phenomena.”

How about:Its not her field of expertise.You wouldnt expect a biologist to try and explain a geological phenomena.

Sines
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But if a biologist found a geological phenomena they believed to be truly unprecedented, they’d report it to a geologist to study. The character who loves learning about the world, just completely shrugs this one off. She doesn’t refer it to anyone else, and the moral even seems to be that you shouldn’t even try to understand it. Again, I wouldn’t mind it so much if it were a more religious phenomena. But “Body movement corresponding to a reliable physical disaster” is a fairly well grounded in their worldly phenomena, and feels more like a ‘magical science’ so to speak.… Read more »
Crossover Princess
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I love this episode as an agnostic though I’ve always my own interpretation of the moral: Sanity is your friend. And do whatever you can to hang on to that sanity, even if it’s just giving up trying to figure out something, just say screw it, I’m keeping my sanity.

Daemian Lucifer
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Seeing how everything she is sensing does actually happen,I dont think the message is that you should just randomly believe in stuff,but rather that you should believe in stuff that are proven to happen,even if you cannot explain them.And thats something that science deniers should learn more than non religious people.For example,just because I dont believe in ghosts doesnt mean that if I saw an actual ghost I would go “nope,not a ghost,cant explain it so it doesnt exist”.

Sijo
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This is one of my least favorite episodes, because it builds up Pinkie Pie -an already overly exposed character- at the cost of building down Sparkle, whose approach to study SHOULD be more important than Pinkie’s “I just know that it works” deal. I know it was a joke, but it was poorly handled; especially because it makes you ask “Where’s the Pinkie Sense in all those other occasions it could have been useful?” (I know it has been referenced again, just not enough.)

Sines
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Yah, that’s another issue. This entire episode, Pinkie is getting signs. And yet it pretty much never comes up again. Now, I know that a greater sense of world building wasn’t really expected to take place here. Nobody knew how much this show would be appreciated and scrutinized. But it’s just as annoying that you spend an entire episode on this cool power of Pinkie… and then forget it exists entirely. It bugs me for the same reason that Luna being almost entirely forgotten about and treated like she almost didn’t exist for 3 seasons bugs me. Also, nobody else… Read more »
Huhhhhh-nukkah.
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I don’t know. Pinkie sense kind of had to disappear because otherwise nearly every conflict could be resolved by Pinkie’s prophetic itchy nose. I think it was worth the inconsistency for a really solid, funny episode.

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