>>25371217 >visual reference >butchering an episode I don't follow. While his appearance often is a reference to something else, it's not exactly hurting the flow of the plot, so I don't see what your problem is.
>>25371217 Because Discord, being the embodiment of Chaos, is capable of anything. On a whim. Which means he's aware of the fourth wall, and while the horses might not get it, he's acutely aware of the fact that we're watching this show.
And enjoys it.
This motherfucker is giving us, the audience, a direct nod. Letting us know that he knows. He's aware of us, and using our memes, our humor, to fuck with them. He's a literal fourth wall break.
He is Chaos itself. And what's more chaotic than a bunch of autists arguing on a board about what horse to impregnate? Oh, right. A thread on a board full of a bunch of autists bitching about why Discord is filled with chaos from across dimensions.
It isn't EXACTLY self-aware humor. It's more like he's mocking us, parodying things we ourselves have run into the ground. >"Remember how you thought this was funny, and then it got ran into the ground? Well, here's your dead horse, guys. Look at it. Look at what you did."
>>25371953 Exactly. It's no secret they've never liked the male fanbase, but at the same time, we're a large portion of their income. So they're trying to drive us off in the most blatant, but subtle way they can.
>>25371814 >Literally nobody will remember this last episode for anything other than discord being bob ross and pinkie making a back to the future reference What makes you say that? I'll remember this episode as having some decent Twilight-Spike interaction, as well as for making Twilight be in denial. References are just a nice by-product.
why is everyone so assblasted about this episode 1 "meme", 2 or 3 references, none of which went beyond discord's usual shtick with making shit appear whenever he wants. Average to good character interactions and it showed that Discord actually is reforming, and Twilight got a legitimate lesson near the end. Not every episode has to be an epic fantasy adventure and this was a nice little slice of life episode.
>>25372182 The problem is it's an old gimmick to have an omnipotent character make references. Discord was actually original during his first appearance, making in-universe jokes. Then the fans kept wanting Discord to be Q, and now he literally is.
I can't wait to see the evidence in favour of this claim. *holds breath*
>>25372227 They're assblasted because they're neurotic and come here to show the world how 'edgy' they are and to pretend they are part of some silent majority only they have the spine to speak up for. Tiresome.
>Already having proof in all the forgettable episodes and the admittedly not-quite-as-good show quality under McCarthy and Cadance, as well as the induction of ALL DEEZ MEEMS >All those "lel so funneh XDDD"-tier jokes >Still wants more proof
>>25371217 I try to look at his shift into referential humor as him reigning in his chaotic habits to some extent. As much fun as all that reality-warping visual humor from his early days was, that sort of shit would probably be awkward in what's supposed to be friendly conversation. I would like to think that if he had a reason to screw with somebody's head again, he would go back to those antics.
It's probably just increasingly lazy writing, though.
The real question is, how much of discord's referential nature is actually in the script and how much is the animators taking creative liberties? It wouldn't surprise me at all if the script just asked for discord painting a picture at an easel and whoever the storyboard artist was decided that he should dress up as bob ross
>>25372338 Just make it more... subtle. Like when Discord made it rain chocolate, he wasn't dressed like Tay Zonday. But you can bet if that reference was made today, you'd see him in a white shirt, glasses, and a microphone next to him. As of now, they play out like... >Look at this reference >Do you get it? >Here, the character is dressed up in case you didn't
>>25372227 >Average to good character interactions What a load of bullshit. The episode was so terrible because of it's pathetic character interactions
>>25372268 >They're assblasted because they're neurotic and come here to show the world how 'edgy' they are and to pretend they are part of some silent majority only they have the spine to speak up for. Tiresome. How incessantly idiotic, borderline fedora tier. Why do you insist upon projecting your insecurities onto others simply because they have a different opinion? How old are you?
>Implying Jesus, man, it's like you enjoy being an autist. I'm not saying that Meghan's episodes are BAD, I'm just saying they're not as good. I'm in support of the wings. Twi's earned them. But since Meghan took control, the episodes simply aren't AS GOOD. Not everything's so black-and-white.
>Episodes are better Nigga what. The only possibly excusable reason you could say that, is because she's got more experience on the one particular show in discussion. Season one's dialogue was mellow because it was the first season. Still experimental towards the masses. I'm certain that if she'd had more time with it, Faust would have done as well, if not better, than Meghan McCarthy. >>25372497 It's not backpedaling if you're clarifying your point. Like I said, not everything's so black-and-white.
>>25372549 >The dialog was way more focused in season 1 It was plainer and more mellow, as >>25372553 helpfully points out. This is not 'better'. I prefer some wit and aplomb. Think of Silver Spoon's burn of DT. That kind of thing.
>>25372553 Nice backpedal there but I spotted it. You can't say 'the episodes were better' and then change it to 'well they might be better but they'd be even better with Faust in charge!'. That's goal-post shifting.
The contention that things would be better with Faust in charge is challenged by a lot of...little things I and many others have noticed over the years. I heard she had some interview a while back (with EVGA or something??) that was damning. Worse, she's a feminist. The creator of something can also ruin it. Lucas
I never once said the episodes were better. I've maintained that the episodes were good, maybe as good, but it can't be denied that most of the time, when a series is taken over by someone else in the middle of the series like that, it has a small decline, because they weren't there to witness the 'birth' of it; they're coming in somewhere in the middle, and have to cram information in, and work within the parameters, as opposed to the original creator, who'd already have that knowledge and the original concepts behind the characters and setting, and therefore a more organic progression.
It's kind of like having Tabitha St. Germaine switch entirely from voicing Rarity, to suddenly having to voice Twilight Sparkle. Sure, it's good, but it's not quite the same.
it all boils down to that they should have ended the series when they tried to, at S3 at least then there wouldn't be all this fucking bitching and complaining be fucking grateful that they continued the show FOR the fandom in other words, S4 and beyond, is them PANDERING to the fandom because the fandom made the show so a cultural phenomenon
>>25372490 >WTF does 'fedora tier' even mean >""""""""Tiresome."""""""""" Fuck off back to reddit >Your opinion is just wrong wew lad >Twi had good interactions What a vague and absurdly shitty remark. >waah i can't accept friends having fun without me despite being the one who constantly had other things to do and has always been happy for others having fun >literally all of them suddenly like discord for no fucking reason
>>25371833 Stop being delusional and referring to the character as entity with self awareness. The writers themselves aren't self aware themselves, they're complete autistic idiots which belong in a psychiatric ward if they believe they're being funny, smart, witty.
If I ever hired them then I would do nothing but torture these CN hacks till they quit writing and admitted not only to me, but to the entire world that they do not belong in writing and that a 5 year old girl has more writing talent than them.
>>25371814 Hey remember that episode where Applejack was stubborn because she lost a rodeo and felt like she failed Ponyville? No, oh wait let me use what it became known as that Derpy episode where Pinkie was annoying and scary.
>>25375458 I remember. If you don't remember Cherry Jubilee you are a faggot. I'm an Applejack fan and seeing her episode be complete outshined by Derpy was the first time I felt angry towards the show. So I was pretty happy when the whole fiasco of getting her voice changed and eye correction happened.
>>25375497 Seriously, I remember more because while I thought the Derpy thing was a nice touch, it wasn't the entire episode. I was trying to use a "golden age" example of the same shit faggots are complaining about.
Q's omnipotence was never a vehicle for reference humor in Star Trek. Discord is specifically channeling Genie from Aladdin, and ONLY the Genie, whose magical powers were constantly used for reference humor.
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