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Chatlog under the cut!
<@Sylocat> That’s Double Rainboom animation
<Froborr> Pinkie Pie WOULD think startled screams are a greeting, given how much people give them on seeing her…
<@Sylocat> Pinkie: “That’s the study of Genies, right?”
<Froborr> Pinkie Pie is UNSTOPPABLE at Jenga.
<DecoyOctopus> pinkie must be amazing at jenga
<Guest62044> Arrgh, my episode keeps stopping to load.
<@Sylocat> Uh oh
<DecoyOctopus> oh hey the southerners are related to everyone in town
<Froborr> Wait, is there some dude talking over the credits?
<@Sylocat> Wait… what?
<DecoyOctopus> @froborr: there was, yeah
<@Sylocat> Please tell me that’s just a one-time thing
<JeffersonLeeEng> no vo here
<mere_oblivion> “There was a little error at my end but everything’s going good”
<JeffersonLeeEng> commercial skip
<@Sylocat> 4th cousin twice removed? I’m related to several thousand people by that much
<DecoyOctopus> “then there’s me. the boring one!”
<JeffersonLeeEng> fourth counsin twice removed
<mere_oblivion> Some of them even sound like southerners, on your paternal grandfather’s side.
<JeffersonLeeEng> best family twirl ever
<@Sylocat> Uh oh
<Froborr> Ah, of course it’ll turn out she’s not really related.
<@Sylocat> Incoming moral
<DecoyOctopus> god mac’s face
<@Sylocat> Wait, they’re double-checking BEFORE the embarrassing reunion?
<Froborr> I’m hoping for another double moral: don’t get excited about things until you know they’re real, and family is about more than who spawned who.
<JeffersonLeeEng> uh oh…smudged bit on family tree
<Froborr> Sudden ad to skip.
<Froborr> Ugh, that ad placement was awful.
<DecoyOctopus> I’m 5 minutes in and haven’t hit any ads
<DecoyOctopus> probably because of adblock
<JeffersonLeeEng> silly granny senior moment…where’s my bonnet?
<@Sylocat> Eeyup…. grrr
<@Sylocat> Ah, here’s the song
<Froborr> Ugh, all those ads stuck me SO far behind.
<DecoyOctopus> oh good lord that pun
<@Sylocat> Note to selves, next time link to keepvid as well
<mere_oblivion> So, it’s a road-movie musical. Or in this case, a Joad-movie musical?
<JeffersonLeeEng> apples to the core…eyup
<@Sylocat> Grapes of Wrath?
<mere_oblivion> Grapes of Wrath.
<Froborr> Whoa, angry Yup.
<Froborr> Oh, I haven’t read that in almost 20 years, that was the name of the family?
<JeffersonLeeEng> pinkie gets a verse
<JeffersonLeeEng> apple cart crash
<Froborr> “Any cliche you can throw at me”
<DecoyOctopus> no no you should pay the ferry instead of fording the river
<DecoyOctopus> you’ll lose less oxen
<JeffersonLeeEng> pinkie pie has died of dysentery
<@Sylocat> Or caulk the wagon and float it, but that never works
<DecoyOctopus> big mac has a broken leg
<@Sylocat> To quote UltraJMan, “YOU DID NOT JUST CRASH!!!”
<@Sylocat> Oh great, now the sound is out of sync
<JeffersonLeeEng> this one i for the scrapbook
<DecoyOctopus> apple bloom stop trying to be hip
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<Froborr> …won’t the water dissolve the sugarsap?
<@Sylocat> Good, say “COULD” be worse, rather than “couldn’t.” Always good advice
<mere_oblivion> “Come on back to the raf’, Huck!”
<JeffersonLeeEng> bye map
<Froborr> I lost the map on a road trip once.
<Froborr> We were on the freeway with the windows open, the wind sucked it right out the window.
<JeffersonLeeEng> are we supposed to go thru a cave?
<Froborr> I was like 10?
<@Sylocat> Applejack, she’s a Cutie Mark Crusader. Destroying things is what she DOES
<Froborr> Um… rivers don’t split like that…
<@Sylocat> They do in Equestria
<DecoyOctopus> of course they do, what are you talking about
<@Sylocat> Of course, Pinkie isn’t scared
<JeffersonLeeEng> equestria geography Weird
<Froborr> No, she just giggles at the ghosties.
<@Sylocat> Hahah… they sound like MST3K commentators
<Froborr> Games Pinkie is good at: Jenga, Pokemon Snap, Fatal Frame.
<DecoyOctopus> I can’t wait for the Emperor’s New Groove PMVs now
<mere_oblivion> Mac’s branching out into new linguistic realms.
<JeffersonLeeEng> scrapbook means upload to facebook, right?
<Froborr> This is like every family trip I ever went on: argument, disaster, recriminations.
<Froborr> They just totally killed that duck.
<@Sylocat> Haha… the sound out of sync made it sound like Applejack was saying one of Big Mac’s lines… like in Singing in the Rain
<@Sylocat> Ohhhhhhhhh yeah
<@Sylocat> Quick, make a paddle and steer for… too late
<Froborr> Oh, wait, there it flew past, perfectly fine with its new wagonwheel necklace.
<JeffersonLeeEng> or does pinkie prefer tumblr?
<mere_oblivion> Applejack: “Worst voice-syncing ever!”
<Froborr> Who is taking the pictures?
<@Sylocat> “Yes, yes, yes.” “No, no, no!”
<DecoyOctopus> @jefferson: probably. or pinterest
<Froborr> Ugh, unskippable ad.
<Froborr> FU DailyMotion.
<DecoyOctopus> that too
<JeffersonLeeEng> Worst family roadtrip…ever
<@Sylocat> Yeah, next week, link to Keepvid, and download the episode beforehand
<@Sylocat> No ads
<Froborr> The “pretty paper” gag made me laugh.
<mere_oblivion> Wow, they call this having their family fall apart? In my fam-of-origin this would have been the Best Road Trip Ever.
<Froborr> Oh, it’s not your fault, Apples, it’s the evil miasma of conflict Pinkie Pie releases.
<DecoyOctopus> goldie delicious is the average tumblr user post-tumblr; hundreds of cats in a wrecked house
<Froborr> Wait, no, that was a Deep Space Nine episode.
<Froborr> Heheh, “big unit.”
<JeffersonLeeEng> not an ep of hoarding buried alive?
<@Sylocat> Wait, wasn’t Golden Delicious at the family reunion in Ep1?
<DecoyOctopus> don’t think so
<DecoyOctopus> wait that tail
<@Sylocat> Oh my goodness
<Froborr> Golden Delicious went to pick up some fresh cats from the Internet.
<@Sylocat> Dust cats!
<Froborr> Ah, I see she has a Toxoplasma gondii infection.
<JeffersonLeeEng> moral the first
<Froborr> The dust cat was CREEPY!
<@Sylocat> Ooh, she IS related to Pinkie!
<@Sylocat> The Jenga blocks!
<DecoyOctopus> and it’s over
<@Sylocat> Hey, you were right, the moral was “Family isn’t about who spawned you”
<Froborr> It’s a good moral that bears repeating!
<@Sylocat> Wait, who’s… her TAIL is holding the… sheesh, Pinkie’s become overpowered between seasons!
<JeffersonLeeEng> moral the second
<Froborr> Ah, that’s how she took the pictures on the waterfall!
<@Sylocat> Her mane was able to hold a flashlight
<DecoyOctopus> there were like three morals somehow, feels like they’re trying to cram more in per episode lately
<Froborr> Eh, Pinkie Pie was always OP.
<@Sylocat> Apple Bloom has a way of MAKING things exciting, usually by causing explosions
<Froborr> Forgiveness, eyup.
<Froborr> ARgue argue argue!
<Froborr> Man, this season has been REALLY good!
<@Sylocat> Yes, yes it has
<DecoyOctopus> aside from Daring Don’t
<Froborr> Only misstep so far has been the Daring Do ep.
<DecoyOctopus> and Castlemania was meh
<@Sylocat> I even liked the Daring Do ep
<DecoyOctopus> but yeah, pretty good so far
Froborr> At this rate, Season 4 could give Season 2 a run for its money.