MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: Leap of Faith

How to participate in the liveblog chat:

Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!

Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at 3:00 p.m. EST. However, I will probably not be participating because I’m busy with family stuff, so I’d appreciate if one of you could copypasta the chatlog to a comment. Whenever I actually watch the episode, I will update this post with my own responses.

Speaking of which, I updated last week’s liveblog a couple of days ago.

Chatlog for “Leap of Faith” below the cut!

[21:55] <Froborr> OMG Big Mac and Applejack splashing SO ADORBS
[21:55] <Froborr> BUT WHY DO THE APPLES GET MORE EPISODES THAN EVERYONE ELSE COMBIENS
[21:55] <Froborr> Is this a Granny episode?
[21:55] <Froborr> Granny is the best Apple!
[21:55] <Froborr> And this silent film thing is awesome.
[21:56] <Froborr> You know, the opening credits need a couch gag.
[21:56] <Froborr> Like, maybe the final picture is slightly different every episode.
[21:57] <Froborr> Dear Princess Celestia: Today I learned that athletic competition should be left to the races that are good at it.
[21:58] <Froborr> Seriously WTF Granny, “Leave it to the pegasi?”
[21:58] <Froborr> OH MY GOD THE FLIM FLAM BROTHERS!
[21:58] <Froborr> I did NOT expect them to come back!
[21:59] <Froborr> Oh my god Doctor Whooves for the better time!
[21:59] <Froborr> YES now they’re the medical-industrial complex instead of ust generic capitalism!
[22:00] <Froborr> Fun fact: snake oil actually IS good for you, it’s full of Omega-3.
[22:00] <Froborr> THEY EVEN HAVE AN AUDIENCE PLANT THIS IS THE BEST!
[22:00] <Froborr> Oh no. Poor Granny. She’s pondering getting them to heal her hip, isn’t she?
[22:00] <Froborr> This is why I never hope. Hope is evil.
[22:01] <Froborr> Also, given that I’m watching Baccano! at the moment, this is gaining extra creepiness.
[22:01] <Froborr> “Horsentery”!?
[22:01] <Froborr> hay fever
[22:01] <Froborr> *groan*
[22:02] <Froborr> Wow, that was quite the final sting.
[22:03] <Froborr> No, there’s no tonic in Equestria that can make an old pony young again, but it’s amazing what a dose of confidence and some old-fashioned placebo effect can do.
[22:03] <Froborr> Granny is going to hurt herself so bad.
[22:04] <Froborr> The tonic is about 80% Flim-Flam pee and 20% year-old cider.
[22:04] <Froborr> Farm pony with big glasses? He’s going to turn into Superpony, isn’t he?
[22:05] <Froborr> Heheh, “Shill.”
[22:05] <Froborr> This is the episode where Applejack teaches someone an important lesson about Honesty and gets her crystal coffer key, isn’t it?
[22:05] <Froborr> And it’ll be Shill that learns the lesson.
[22:06] <Froborr> Apple juice and beet leaves? Ew.
[22:07] <Froborr> Hmm, this is actually a good dilemma for Applejack! Honesty vs. her family’s happiness!
[22:07] <Froborr> And now Applejack is morally complicit in everyone hurt by the fake tonic.
[22:08] <Froborr> APPLEJACK WHAT ARE YOU DOING
[22:08] <Froborr> Either you have somehow forgotten that the tonic is fake, or you are hatching a Wacky Scheme ™ liable to get your GRANDMOTHER injured!
[22:09] <Froborr> Hmm, I’m noticing a lot of the same ponies in line as earlier in the episode.
[22:09] <Froborr> Nothing so toxic or easily manipulated as hope.
[22:10] <Froborr> Yep, and that’s why people with a reputation for honesty have an obligation to actually be, y’know, honest. Including with themselves.
[22:10] <Froborr> Okay, their routine is actually really beautiful.
[22:11] <Froborr> lol, Lyra.
[22:12] <Froborr> This is quite possibly the best Applejack episode ever.
[22:12] <Froborr> She is getting ACTUAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT and CONSEQUENCES and DILEMMAS
[22:12] <Froborr> Applejack is going to end up breaking the record, isn’t she?
[22:13] <Froborr> Or not. Dang.
[22:14] <Froborr> Yay, another double-moral1
[22:15] <Froborr> Jimmy Stewart! That’s who Shill reminds me of!
[22:15] <Froborr> That is PERFECTION ITSELF.
[22:15] <Froborr> Yeah, that bit is the next key, isn’t it?
[22:16] <Froborr> Yep.
[22:16] <Froborr> Okay, yeah, that was a really good episode.
[22:16] <Froborr> Not quite MAUD PIE good, but what is?
[22:17] <Froborr> Though structurally, it was notably VERY similar to Rarity in Manehattan. Still, good stuff.

3 thoughts on “MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: Leap of Faith

  1. [14:00] < @Sylocat> Click
    [14:00] < @Sylocat> Wait, Big Macintosh in a splashing contest?
    [14:00] < @Sylocat> Ah, a flashback
    [14:01] < @Sylocat> I love the film reel effect
    [14:01] < @Sylocat> Oh my goodness…
    [14:01] < @Sylocat> Nnnnnnope
    [14:01] < @Sylocat> Yikes, we're seeing a whole new side of Big Macintosh this week
    [14:02] < @Sylocat> It's “Somepony To Watch Over Me” all over again
    [14:02] < @Sylocat> Plus, Apple Bloom is a CMC, so she'd wind up sending a tidal wave over the entire town or something
    [14:03] < @Sylocat> Ah, I know that music
    [14:03] < @Sylocat> Ooh, pied piper
    [14:03] < @Sylocat> A circus tent? That's oddly immobile for them
    [14:04] < @Sylocat> Doctor Whooves surrounded by question marks
    [14:04] < @Sylocat> Another song
    [14:04] < @Sylocat> This hits home
    [14:05] < @Sylocat> I have sniffles
    [14:05] < @Sylocat> Oh yikes
    [14:05] < @Sylocat> I assume “snake oil” is on the ingredients list?
    [14:05] < @Sylocat> Uh oh
    [14:06] < @Sylocat> Let me guess, it lasts a few minutes only?
    [14:06] < @Sylocat> These two are shameless
    [14:06] < @Sylocat> Wait, who was that?
    [14:06] < @Sylocat> Carmen Miranda?
    [14:06] < @Sylocat> UGH
    [14:06] < @Sylocat> Nightmare fuel
    [14:07] < @Sylocat> This episode is gross
    [14:07] < @Sylocat> Oh boy, here we go
    [14:07] < @Sylocat> Eeyup
    [14:07] < @Sylocat> …They fish with apples?
    [14:08] < @Sylocat> Except Trixie, that is
    [14:08] < @Sylocat> She shakes off like a dog
    [14:09] < @Sylocat> Ah, so it's Discord-approved
    [14:09] < @Sylocat> I honestly have no idea where this is going
    [14:09] < @Sylocat> Consult Twilight
    [14:09] < @Sylocat> She'll analyze the thing
    [14:09] < @Sylocat> with SCIENCE
    [14:10] < @Sylocat> Ah, an audience plant
    [14:10] < @Sylocat> This is about the placebo effect
    [14:10] < @Sylocat> Hahah… escape route
    [14:11] < @Sylocat> Wait, how did they know thaT?
    [14:12] < @Sylocat> Ooh, this one is diabolical
    [14:12] < @Sylocat> This is like Feeling Pinkie Keen in reverse
    [14:13] < @Sylocat> No wonder it's called “Leap of Faith”
    [14:13] < @Sylocat> Wait, does Granny Smith know?
    [14:14] < @Sylocat> Ooh, here's an idea… Applejack should make her own tonic, and set herself up as a competitor
    [14:14] < @Sylocat> (okay, Applejack wouldn't do that)
    [14:14] < @Sylocat> Oh yikes, this is downright cruel
    [14:15] < @Sylocat> …Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, it's bobsled time!
    [14:15] < @Sylocat> Marketing is magic
    [14:16] < @Sylocat> Wow
    [14:16] < @Sylocat> Mom just said, “That's one of the coolest little bits of animation I've ever seen.”
    [14:16] < @Sylocat> Water ballet
    [14:16] < @Sylocat> “Aquabatics?” Is that really a word?
    [14:17] < @Sylocat> Ouch
    [14:17] < @Sylocat> Oh, capitalism
    [14:17] < @Sylocat> Ah, this is Applejack's key episode
    [14:18] < @Sylocat> And what's-his-name is gonna give her the key
    [14:18] < @Sylocat> This ain't good
    [14:18] < @Sylocat> Mom just said, “What is this, an episode about steroids?”
    [14:19] < @Sylocat> Oh just run them out of town again already
    [14:19] < @Sylocat> Yep, shimmery-eyes
    [14:19] < @Sylocat> Now that's a moral
    [14:19] < @Sylocat> Yep, placebo effect
    [14:19] < @Sylocat> I like the morals here
    [14:20] < @Sylocat> Yep, he's gonna give Applejack her key
    [14:20] < @Sylocat> I wonder what it is
    [14:20] < @Sylocat> Ah, it's the Bit
    [14:21] < @Sylocat> Flim and Flam, masters of the speedy exit
    [14:21] < @Sylocat> Mom liked it, so did I
    [14:22] < @Sylocat> I like the double morals here.
    [14:22] < @Sylocat> Okay, time to transcribe this…

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  2. Well, I hope the transcript wasn't QUITE as excruciating as when I livestreamed Rarity Takes Manehattan all by myself.

    (in other news, Andy Price just tweeted this)

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  3. Science-based medicine is one of my balliwicks, and one little thing that I liked about this episode was the use of background ponies. You see the same four or five ponies with the same illnesses or injuries in the crowd at every Flim-Flam show – the pony in the makeshift wheelchair, the pony with the swollen hooves, the pony with the swollen hindquarters – which implies that they may be -feeling- better, but they're not -getting- better. Although it does beg the question of why they didn't notice Shill wearing the same costume two nights in a row.

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