Season 9 Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS, DF airings only]

rdibp
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Birthday Cake - Celebrated MLP's 7th birthday
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2017) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.

Kerfuffle lover
*The Beginning of the End had Sombra return
*Sparkle's Seven had Zephyr Breeze return
*The Point of No Return had Moondancer return
*Common Ground had Quibble Pants return

Except for Uprooted, every episode so far has had a returning appearance from a past character. Hoping that this is a pattern that'll repeat throughout the season.
rdibp
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Birthday Cake - Celebrated MLP's 7th birthday
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2017) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.

Kerfuffle lover
Seems like Common Ground is getting a lot of positive reception, but I still don't feel it. I know it's based on a real life story with Patton Oswalt and his daughter, but that aspect of it isn't really explored in the episode all that much save for a scene between Wind and Clear.

If it was more focused on the tough relationship between Wind and Quibble instead of the mediocre Buckball story, it could've been one of the best episodes of season 9.
Kiryu-Chan
Wallet After Summer Sale -

World's Okayest User
@rdibp
Honestly there’s really not much it gets wrong. It’s a nice, feel good story to me. I mean, it’s saying something when the worst thing I can say about it is that it’s slow and lacks energy. We’v Had episodes like that like AJ’s Day Off or Made in Manehattan, but this episode doesn’t share the problems those did
rdibp
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Birthday Cake - Celebrated MLP's 7th birthday
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2017) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.

Kerfuffle lover
@Prowl
It's still a pretty decent episode, I just don't agree with anyone that says how it's fantastic or the best one of the season. It's something that could've had more.
rdibp
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Birthday Cake - Celebrated MLP's 7th birthday
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2017) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.

Kerfuffle lover
1. Sparkle's Seven
2. The Beginning of the End
3. She's All Yak
4. The Point of No Return
5. Uprooted
6. Common Ground

Way better episode than what I thought going in. Story and moral were on the simple side, but everything else with the characters was spot on.

@ILoveMyoozik
Eh, let them hate what they wanna hate.
Myoozik
StarTrix Forever! - Derpi Supporter
AAA The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
AAA Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Silver Patron - Silver Patron
Gold Bit -
Emerald -
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Happy Derpy! - For Patreon supporters
Toola Roola - For helping others attend the 2019 Community Collab

KYHTY
@rdibp
Oh you know, demanding that the season have some "closure" on some threads and arcs, giving the spotlight to characters that deserve it, stop wasting it on "pointless filler" eps, get rid of the Student Six, make Starlight fade into the background, fire some of the writers, all that jazz cause don't you know? It's the last season and they have to make it count!
PoniesRUs
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Equality - In our state, we do not stand out.
Thread Starter - Started a thread with over 100 pages
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

Just a heads up that this thread may become relevant starting tomorrow, as there's a very high chance Italy will be broadcasting the remainder of Season 9's first half over the next few days.
kleptomage
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Perfect Pony Plot Provider - 10+ uploads with over 350 upvotes or more (Questionable/Explicit)
The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)

Fire Undimmed
@PoniesRUs
Leaks have happened so many times over the years it's hard to be mad at this point. It's sure disappointing though how Hasbro can't get their media distribution under control.
Background Pony #D4D9
@LeoNero
It's not a leak if it's an official airing. Just a reminder.
True, but whether leak or early airing in another country, it amounts to the same kind of annoyance. It's been so nice to have everyone on the same page after last season, even just in terms of fan discussion. I'm kind of not looking forward to having that disappear yet again.
Myoozik
StarTrix Forever! - Derpi Supporter
AAA The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
AAA Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Silver Patron - Silver Patron
Gold Bit -
Emerald -
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Happy Derpy! - For Patreon supporters
Toola Roola - For helping others attend the 2019 Community Collab

KYHTY
Meanwhile, I'm still here wondering where if this thread gets more members, would that be a good thing or a bad thing
Background Pony #6B3B
How do we treat new episodes here?
NO EARLY RELEASE TALK obviously, but when is it okay to talk about the new English episodes?

While they air? 1 day after?
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