Whenever you feel like you suck at something remember: this pony's life long special talent is making others do stuff for her, and she can't even make her best friend vote for her on an election.
That wasn't her special talent though. The reason she failed was because she completely misinterpreted the situation. Once she realized what she is actually supposed to do everything went fine.
Yeah, Trouble Shoes was basically the first hint at the CMC's special talent. We just didn't realize it because we thought their true talents were already shown in show stoppers.
Though I also found it weird because from Cutie Mark Chronicles, I was under the impression that the ponies get their cutie mark the moment they realize what their true talent/destiny is. Not that they get it randomly and then have to figure out what it might mean
I prefer the newer way.
but I think they have to figure out what they're good at first, then they get it, but I assume it can be interpreted a number of ways depending on the situation in which someone got their mark.
>He got a Game Designer Cutie Mark
I guess another explanation could be that they did in some way realize what their special talent was, but they purposefully
or subconsciouslymisinterpreted it because they had hoped for something else.
Especially for DT who thought she had to live up to her mother's expectations and was afraid of failing to fulfill those that would make a lot of sense.