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@Background Pony #9B6D
If they "don’t count," then frankly neither do the S9 episodes where she also had minor freak-outs. I think you’re getting too fixated on Twilight, and such, and letting that ruin the series for you. It’s like if Twilight has so much as one humorous moment, then the whole series is ruined for you, I don’t get that. Maybe you need to not take the show that seriously.

How will you know if they’re "worthy" if you don’t watch ’em? I think it’s unfair to judge a whole season on just a few episodes, but from the way you act, it seems like you don’t want to be pleased at all, and you want to expect the worst. If that’s you’re attitude, then you’re probably not going to be pleased no matter what happens. Rather then just be fixated on the finale, maybe you should give other episodes a shot too.

As I said, if I quit the series when I was disapointed in an episode or two, I would’ve missed alot of great episodes. If you want to miss out on what might be the best episodes you’ll ever see, just because you don’t like two episodes, or the finale, then so be it.

Personally, I’m just ganna sit back, and enjoy the rest of the final season, not just the finale. For the most part. I’ve enjoyed Season 9, so I don’t really have any major complaints so far.
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@Beau Skunky

To be fair I was enjoying the S9 so much myself… and then the synopsises of the first eps of second half appeared. Honestly I don’t see why I should lose my time in seeing Rainbow Dash coming to term for not being chosen as a coach or Twilight freaking out over a fucking quiz, when at the end of the day, all I want is to see the ending of the story. None of the revealed eps of the second half seems to be that important to the progression of the story (maybe except episode 17, but I don’t really know). I already got enough Slice of Life eps, now I only want to see the end of the story, and if an episode is not that important for that, and it also screws up the characters then I refuse to acknowledge it and I’m going straight to the finale. It’s simple as that.
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@Background Pony #9B6D
Reading synopsises, and actually watching something aren’t the same experience honestly. In fact, I find episodes more enjoyable when I hardly know anything about them.

Also, honestly as somebody stated a page or so ago, you guys forget almost the entire series is made up of "slice of life" episodes, and those episodes can be good too. This isn’t some "epic story driven anime," but regardless it’s impressive how the characters have grown over the years.
I like how the continuity is more subtle then most shows, so it doesn’t feel like a soap-opra.
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@Beau Skunky

In all honesty… I kinda hoped they would have putted that aside for the final season, especially for the second half in favor of making more important and engaging stories. Have you in mind the most recent episode, The Last Crusade right? That was basically the finale of the CMCs and I loved it for that. I thought that in the second half the Mane 6 would have received something similar as well, a "finale episode" of that kind for each of them for their character arcs, before the big finale. But in the end it seems like I made my expectations on something that actually never existed, and the episodes they are getting in the second half are the mere standard slice of life eps they always got during the show. I don’t know if that’s supposed to be a good or a bad thing, but in all honesty I expected something more epic since this was the final season. If anything not doing a finale episode for each one, means that they’re gonna go just for a full finale for all of them as group in the series finale, and that makes me quite relieved that they’re effectively gonna be the focus of the finale. But that doesn’t excuse the fact that in S9 Twilight is being portrayed almost always as a freakout machine. If the episodes that we’re getting before the finale are not really that important, I don’t see any reason for me to watch them, so I think it’s better for me to just ignore them and go straight to the series finale.

The only exceptions will be the eventual other villains episode we’re surely gonna get in the meantime since it is important, and the imminent Rainbow Roadtrip special we’re getting in 10 days, because I can’t say no to a full group centered story (and besides, by what I saw, Twilight will be made as a competent leader in that one as well, so I’ looking forward to it), but aside those I think I’ll go straight to the finale… unless my fears are wrong and episodes 16 and 17 won’t make Twilight a freakout machine again. In that case i’l watch all the remaining eps.
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And, like I predicted, we already have a pic of Scootaloo’s parents being chewed out by a mouthpiece’d mane character…joy…


Sigh… Like, it’s not even completely undeserved, but it’s still ridiculous.
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I can already see it: in the series finale Twilight will be portrayed like the confident and strong leader she was supposed to be for ALL the season, and I’ll say "where THIS princess was during the last season…. of our lifes?"
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On second thought, just scratch that. With the exception of the upcoming special and of the next episode of the villains, I think I’m just skipping the rest of the season and going straight to the finale. Ciao!
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sigh I think it’s better for me to explain myself regarding this Twilight thing:

I didn’t like how fans were unfair to her during the previous two seasons, when I firmly believe that she was still the character I always loved since S2 and arguably the best of the Mane 6 in both S7 and S8… then… after Best Gift Ever… things went dreadful for the character, like if the entire world suddenly decided to go against her. Not to say but after Best Gift Ever to now we had:

-A fanmade video in which she was clobbered by Raven from Teen Titans;
-An Awful comic story arc in which she gets corrupted and fused with the villain;
-Two shorts in which she was turned into a baby and shs freaked out of Ladybugs;
-A lot of episodes in THE FINAL SEASON in which she’s nothing but a freakout machine (well except when she defeated Sombra, that was cool);

Do you have any idea how hard is all of this to stand as a BIG fan of the character? I hate how my favorite MLP character, and one of my favorite characters EVER is being treated by both fans AND writers. All I want is… seeing her succeeding… one last moment of justice for her…. not asking more… that’s why I’m waiting for the series finale so badly: it’s the only thing in which I’m SURE writers will do justice to her because IT CAN’T BE OTHERWISE SINCE IT’S THE SERIES FINALE AND THE END OF HER JOURNEY. 
But I just can’t go through other moments of mistreatment for her by the time the finale comes out, not after all of these ones. So instead of going through them, I’ll just go directly to the finale. Now you understand why I’m so nervous?

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@Background Pony #9B6D
No offense, but you seem a li’l too defensive of Twilight, or taking things that happen to her a li’l too seriously. (Much like the "Spike Justice Warriors." I like Spike too, but for awhile people were getting too defensive of him, as well to the point fans would get angry if he did anything humorous.) Just because something humorous happens to a character, doesn’t mean anything.
Like I said, having too much favoritism to a character can probably be as bad as hating her too much, and you shouldn’t let too much favoritism make it so nothing can happen to her without upsetting you.
(And honestly, the Twilight-haters are a small amount of fans. Most fans like her, or don’t mind her. You really got to stop convincing yourself that everybody is against her.)

I will admit the laybug gag short was a bit much, but being turned into a baby was kinda cute/funny, but not something worth getting so upset over. Sillier/worse things have happened to other characters. (Heck, Discord almost got killed a season, or so back, and you don’t see Discord-fans going nuts.)

And a fan-film is not canon, and doesn’t reflect the opinions of everybody, and it probably wasn’t meant in any harm, or hate to the character, considering Twilight & Raven are voiced by the same person, so it’s a VA joke.

And honestly, you keep saying she’s always "freaking out," but I can only think of three S9 episodes where that happened out of 14 so far. As I said I can name more Season 1 & 2 episodes where she was either freaking-out, or the butt of a joke. (By that logic, you should really hate Season 1 for "Feeling Pinkie-keen" where the entire episode was comical things happening to Twilight.)
And honestly, none of her Season 9 freak-outs compare to her epic Season 2 "Lesson Zero" insanity.

Still, that doesn’t mean she’s being "abused/hated" or anything. You need to understand, that humorous crap happens to every character, and occasionally they’ve gotten Flanderized, as well. (Like Fluttershy being scared of candy in "Scare Master") But overall, I think for the most part the show has shown each character still has enough strengths, and spirit to counter their flaws, including Twilight, so I’m not as bothered by it.

I honestly kinda like seeing characters I love act humorous, or flawed, or be the butt of a joke sometimes. They always bounce back, they’re just cartoons, not real people that need to be coddled, or protected.
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THAT’S ENOUGH. I’m not gonna risk to get other ice arrows in the hearts and seeing one of my favorite characters ever mistreated again. I’m gonna go straight to the finale, and I’m skipping almost everything that will come in the meantime. That’s settled. You’re not gonna change my mind on this. Alright?
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@Background Pony #9B6D
Obviously, you haven’t read a damn thing I’ve said, otherwise you wouldn’t be so touchy, but I give up. No offense, but you have a serious persecution complex, but I can’t tell if it’s more for yourself, or for a fictional purple horse…

If your mind is made up, and you’ve made your decision, because you’ll cry if you see Twilight so much as stub her toe, then can you at least stop ranting about it in this thread almost every day?
This may be the vent thread, but you go on constantly about the same things.
Meanwhile, I’ve been the only one playing devil’s advocate, trying to be nice, and even give you advice, but if you’re just going to blow me off then whatever, I don’t care. I’m done.

Just don’t come crying to me in case Twilight Sparkle isn’t hailed as a goddess at the end of the show like you apparently want.
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I mean, if you keep bringing this up and explaining yourself, it pretty much opens yourself up for discussion and different opinions about the matter, so if you really don’t want your mind change about this Twilight thing, then I suggest not bringing it up at all anymore.
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I actually kinda like the buffalo. Some people dislike them, feeling they’re too "stereotypically Native-American," (probably why they’re afraid to bring them back) but speaking as somebody who is actually of Native-American decent, I don’t think they meant any harm with them, and seeing as some Native tribes depended on, and respected the buffalo, I kinda liked that they were kinda like Native-Americans. In the end they didn’t want war, or anything. Li’l Strongheart was also an adorable, and a strong-willed character.
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WHA-that place is even worse! Synopsises count as spoilers to me because I want to surprised unless its next upcoming episode and have faith that Lightning Dust will get her happy ending!
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Honestly I think it would be funny if most of the episode goes with the characters having over-the-top fears about culture clashes (though maybe with Twilight NOT being the one to do so for once, just to subvert the usual stuff)… only for it to end rather anticlimactically because the yaks and buffaloes get along just fine.
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