in the old seasons, the ponies' eyes always stayed full, the irises rarely went tiny, and the show kept its "Cute" factor. even when surprised, ponies normally had their full irises.
but after season 2, and especially in season 5 now, they're almost ALWAYS small irises, even when neutral. it gives them an odd feeling. i've been looking into it for awhile and i've concluded that this is what's made me dislike the newer seasons quite a bit... sure, this may be a sign of the animation getting "better", but it's honestly offputting.
Fuck you all. Fuck you, no double fuck you. So the stories have improved, the music, the characters, the villains...and you are here complaining about eyes going tiny.
The eyes growing tiny during certain expressions helps convey more emotion. It's far more expressive.
You should probably just quit watching the show, as the animation is going to get more expressive and zanier as the team continues to explore fun new things to do with the character's faces.
> S1 was better than all the other season meme
Yeah right, because Nightmare Moon was such a good villain right?
Because episodes like:
The entire pilot
Feeling Pinkie Pie Keen
Over a barrel
A bird in the hoof
Owl's that ends well
Were such amazing episodes right? I loved how dumb Pinkie was in "over a barrel" and I love how Fluttershy is afraid of her own shadow in Dragonshy.
Here's a startled Flutters from the very first episode.
Their eyes have always done that.
Especially Flutters who startles easily.
>I disliked it, therefore it sucks
Apart from most episodes you named not being bad at all, you can do the same shit with s2+. Wow, MMDW and SAYS! Such good episodes! MMC really upped the quality!
>I loved how dumb Pinkie was in "over a barrel"
Are you seriously complaining about Pinkie being to over the top in s1? That's when she was bearable. In s2+ she became WAY worse and way more randumb. Especially looking at shit like FV here, here she assaulted Fluttershy to the point of tears several times after being extremely protective of her in the past (see GTBO).
>how Fluttershy is afraid of her own shadow in Dragonshy.
Apart from this just being a short joke, how is she any different in later seasons? Scare Master is 75% of her being much worse.
>stories have improved
Debatable. I feel the overarch of wanting to go to a cute pony dance was more entertaining than OH LOOK RAINBOW COLORS TIE IN OH SHIT DBZ EXPLOSIONS
I'll give you that.
In many instances they feel more like cardboard cutouts of what they were. See: Pinkie Pie. She had a point sometimes. Now it's just LOLRANDOM
All the villains are generic as fuck and really poorly done, and no one wants to admit it. The only one who is pretty decent is Starlight Glimmer, and she'll be ruined in the finale. Just wait.