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Pony Life General Anon 06/21/2020 (Sun) 21:04:39 [Preview] No. 6253
Welcome Pony Life discussion thread. An unexpected entry to the My Little Pony Franchise that appears to share many of the characters and concepts from Friendship is Magic.

Will it live up to the hype? Will it be able to carry the torch of FiM's legacy? Will it prove itself more than what it appears to be: a cheap stopgap measure?

Probably not.


Anon 06/21/2020 (Sun) 21:10:16 [Preview] No.6254 del
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>>6253
Now, tbh I'm not sure this is even worth a thread but if I do end up crazy enough to review all of it might as well contain it.

Haven't seen it yet and may not even get the chance today but will say my thoughts when I do.

Stay strong /endpone/!


Anon 06/21/2020 (Sun) 23:19:08 [Preview] No.6259 del
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>>6253
>Will it live up to the hype? Will it be able to carry the torch of FiM's legacy? Will it prove itself more than what it appears to be: a cheap stopgap measure?

erm....I am posting these again from the NMAiE thread. Let´s see how much contrast there is between the reviews and the ones from other places...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11281876/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2020/06/my-little-pony-pony-life-episode-1-2.html

Not looking good so far...


Anon 06/22/2020 (Mon) 00:30:59 [Preview] No.6263 del
I am ending my nocturnal activity right here. Before I end it up, I expect a few laughs and a fair amount of drama

Have a good night, especially to those who are going to watch this spin off. You are going to need it.


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>>6263
So I have seen it... later I'll tell y'all all about it. Goodnight /endpone/.


Anon 06/22/2020 (Mon) 23:34:16 [Preview] No.6266 del
>>6253

link for the PL episodes:

EPISODE LINK:

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https://xxnightmaremoonxx.de/vweb/?page_id=4680

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Anon 06/22/2020 (Mon) 23:41:46 [Preview] No.6267 del
>>6264
so, what´s your verdict on the premiere?
are you going to watch it again for a more detailed review or are the first impressions enough for you to share your thoughts in a straightforward manner?


Anon 06/23/2020 (Tue) 06:57:17 [Preview] No.6268 del
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Alright. This was both easy and hard, as summarizing the episodes in simple enough but there is also issues on the side that I wasn't really sure were to put and went through a couple of different drafts (over Pony Life!). So here is how I felt of each episode, but it's not really a review.

Princess Probz:
How do I feel about this one? Honestly it was halfway decent for what it was. It didn't make me Seethe or anything, but it did show how this show is weaker compared to FiM and I'm not sure it showed the advantages of it's format (weirdly potions were only a minor part, strange considering that suppose to be the gimmick) . It jumped around a mile a minuet with gags but it didn't have elements that could've made it funnier, like a more drawn out dramatic tension. Just a bunch of characters and tiny jokes with less structure. While FiM would've had it slowly build up and could've spent more time with the actual cooking segment. How much of that is the fault of the writing or is it simply me being used to 22 minuets? IDK, but that's how I felt.
5/10


Best of the Worst:
Liked this one less. The art style showed some of the more negative aspects: don't like the design of Dishwater Slog and that blue pony. I don't like either of them as characters, seemed like generic characters from something non-FiM, as stupid as that sounds . I just didn't like them and I felt this episode honed in on the negative aspects of both the art and feel of this in a way that's hard to describe atm.
2/10


Anon 06/23/2020 (Tue) 07:03:11 [Preview] No.6269 del
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>>6268
So that was a ramble now wasn't it? That was just how I felt over each episode over a real attempt at a bonafide review. A lot of the issues to me feel more like general questions of the series over problems with an episode. Prepare for my ramble

This show's format is slightly weird. If you didn't watch it. Each segment has a part 1 and part 2 with a title card. My guess is so that this show can be later broken up into segments for youtube uploading. I wouldn't call it a deal breaker but it does feel weird to have this second title card pop up in the middle of the show.

The tone feels off to FiM but not completely as bad as it could be. More like a bastard child over something completely alien world in a FiM coating. The mane 6 feel close to there FiM selves with the performance sometimes being a bit off, at least to me. Rarity and Pinkie sound the most normal. Fluttershy the most off. My bet is that characters that relied on any nuance or subtly will probably be the most off putting to be here (Celestia!). Coolest form of this would be if they took traits of characters or popular fan memmes and made them for a more comedic take. Say, gamer Luna or a openly psychopathic Dolores. Worst form and one that I think is entirely possible would be to just reduce such side characters to their archetypes. It would not be their take on Princess Celestia. It would just be the roll of generic power figure, who just so happens to be named, Princess Celestia.

The real question is: is there anything to be had for a FiM fan, either the adult fandom or one who has grown up with FiM? I mean, there was a little bit of an acknowledgement: AJ saying she missed Rarity's freakouts and looking at the camera. Was Rarity's brief film noir gag a reference to Rarity Investigates? Now honestly I know the comics are for the older fans and this is a stopgap measure to sell toys and have a theme before G5, but there is still some interesting stuff they could do that wouldn't violate that mission. If they market it to Adult FiM fans (heck, even target demo FiM fans to an extent) and they don't do anything that takes advantage of the new show other than a superficial or simplistic icing than I would hold it as a mark against it in quality.


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>>6269
Quickie Note: they apparently had a version of Twi without wings. It's interesting to see her start out as a Princess. Did they intent for her to ascend in a comical manner? Was it just a miscomucation? Was she oringally supposed to be just a unicorn?

>>6266
Thx!

>>6267
Well, I guess the TLDR is that: it wasn't a dumpster fire but it felt off putting and there was a lot that I disliked even if it didn't go to trash heap level. Though I admit that there is still a chance to retain some respect and there is too many questions for me to completely discard it.


Anon 06/23/2020 (Tue) 07:53:50 [Preview] No.6271 del
>>6270
> It's interesting to see her start out as a Princess.

Earth Pony Twilight
"Is this a meme?"

8ch (nearly) memed themselves out of a fandom.


Anon 06/23/2020 (Tue) 08:49:18 [Preview] No.6274 del
>>6270
>Earth Pony Twilight
I wonder if that'll ever be reality or is Tara right and there will be no Twi. I mean, the leaks did say they were changing vocal cast so she could be in the dark but Hasbro just as easily could have changed plans.

>8ch (nearly) memed themselves out of a fandom.
The price of purity, yet when one looks around at the forces that sometimes encroach I can't fully blame them, even if I find they can be much too bitter at times. I share a lot of those inclinations as well, just not as extreme.

What are your thoughts on Pony Life? If you have bothered to watch it that is.


Anon 06/23/2020 (Tue) 17:24:31 [Preview] No.6275 del
>>6274
I've watched about four minutes of the first episode, and I do have some opinions.

There was a college instructor review that got passed around the internet once, to the tune of "teaches like Speedy gonzalez on a caffeine high"
The dialogue here is like that. They're cramming in as many syllables per second as they can, and everypony seems to be running pel mel everywhere resulting in an initial impression that their primary audience are the ADHD kids whose dosages have not recently been re-examined for effectiveness.

Also, pony puns were severely lacking. Combined with the designs that exaggerate the head, chibi style to the point where you can barely see they have hooves or, indeed are quadrupedal at all and I find the eleven minute run time fully explained.

This is the visual equivalent of flash fiction.

Because of the incredibly short time for set-up and denouement you can only tell tales that are archetypal and already in your head. If you were expecting a tail about pony tails, you'll see it, if not you'll associate their ramblings with a newspaper article you read last week, or whatever.
Not only is there nothing original in this series, they've engineered around any need to attempt anything original. Consider AJ's comment early in the first episode, _aimed at the camera_ of
>"Did you miss this? *I* Missed this."
This is Rehash:The series, designed to give anime weebs a small dopamine hit while offering much the same size hit to bronies who can't find anything else to watch yet.

Hasbro, I am disappoint.

(heh; in trying to find a ponified "son i am disapoint" reaction image I came across this flash-fiction about Luna's dream-pupil sorta screwing up her friends dreams. Yay earth-pony-magic?)


Anon 06/23/2020 (Tue) 22:42:41 [Preview] No.6276 del
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>>6275
>Combined with the designs that exaggerate the head, chibi style to the point where you can barely see they have hooves or, indeed are quadrupedal at all
The art style has been bugging me the more and more I look upon it.

>This is the visual equivalent of flash fiction.
>Because of the incredibly short time for set-up and denouement you can only tell tales that are archetypal and already in your head.
I fully agree with this here.

>This is Rehash:The series, designed to give anime weebs a small dopamine hit while offering much the same size hit to bronies who can't find anything else to watch yet.
Is it even aimed at us though? My impression is that this just for kids with some half hearted attempt to market it to our fandom. The vague Chibi style was chosen because its cheap and attractive to kids. Their little deformed bodies and oversized heads seem like an emulation of stuff like the LOL dolls and the Fingerlings shorts.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=B7vuaEv1b24 [Embed]


Anon 06/24/2020 (Wed) 00:25:35 [Preview] No.6277 del
Well, you both have shared quite a few thoughts here.

It doesn´t seem that this spin off was aimed to anyone else beyond its target audience, does it?

Perhaps Hasbro is trying to appeal to kids that love looking at flashy instant animations from Youtube, hence the short amount of time for each episode before gen 5 gets announced.

Will that strategy work for expanding the market to a new generation of kids by adapting their format to kids who are are more attracted to games like Fornite or humor based shows a la Teen Titans Go?

We´ll see but so far, Derpi only has 2k pictures related to this spin-off and /mlp/ doesn´t seem to be losing their minds all that much.

https://www.equestriadaily.com/2020/06/the-art-director-for-ponly-life-did.html

I am linking the EQD article that compiles a few responses from the art director (who worked on Rainbow Roadtrip as well). It doesn´t offer anything revelatory but it´s officially Gen 4.5 and the whole spin-off happens in an alternate universe. Because of that statement, this whole thing will be easier to dismiss for the fans if it doesn´t pan out in the end.

Anyway, Proof of Life Shitpost.



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