Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 19 and MLPFIM S5E1 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

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 Sailor Moon Crystal and commenting there starting at 2:00 p.m. EST. We will then be watching MLP at 2:30. 

 

I will NOT be attending this chat due to Anime Boston. One of you please copypasta the log into the comments. Once I’ve had a chance to watch the episodes, I’ll update with my own comments. 

ETA: Chatlog below the cut!

01[00:49] <Froborr> Okay, starting SMC Ep 19.
01[00:50] <Froborr> What I don’t get is how Usagi has a *child* from the 30th century as opposed to a decendent.
01[00:50] <Froborr> Artemis’ voice is still really distracting to me.
01[00:50] <Froborr> Oh, interesting, the villains’ hideout is the future?
01[00:52] <Froborr> In a sense this is the “idiot plot”–where the main obstacle is that someone who could help and has every reason to want to help for some reason chooses not to–but I think “is a horribly traumatized child” is a pretty legitimate excuse.
01[00:52] <Froborr> I still wish they’d used this artist’s cover of the original Sailor Moon OP instead of “Moon Pride.” I really like that cover.
01[00:52] <Froborr> Ah well.
01[00:53] <Froborr> Green-haired lady in the opening credits looks weird.
01[00:53] <Froborr> Her face is really long?
01[00:54] <Froborr> “So shut up Chibi-Usa, get in the Eva.”
01[00:54] <Froborr> “I mean, uh.”
01[00:54] <Froborr> Usagi’s outfit is cute.
01[00:55] <Froborr> Usagi, stop being jealous of an elementary schooler!
01[00:55] <Froborr> At least she realizes she’s being absurd?
01[00:55] <Froborr> WTF is he seeing?
01[00:56] <Froborr> …the show is implying sex, right?
01[00:56] <Froborr> It’s not just me?
01[00:57] <Froborr> Oh, I know this one! You need a Rose Signet ring to open it, right?
01[00:58] <Froborr> Gee, I wonder if the mysterious key from the future opens the mysterious door from the past?
01[00:58] <Froborr> Quit metagaming, Luna!
01[00:58] <Froborr> Yeah, they boned last night.
01[00:58] <Froborr> I do not approve of this, but at least everyone remaining is conscious.
01[00:59] <Froborr> “The last remaining taboo”?
01[00:59] <Froborr> So the people of the future are child-molesting incestuous cannibals? That’s… great.
01[01:01] <Froborr> “Chiral” and “Achiral” are good names for creepy twins–chirality is a chemistry term referring to the “handedness” of molecules. Two compounds can have the same components but different chirality, and will behave differently.
01[01:02] <Froborr> Ah, green-haired lady is Sailor Pluto.
01[01:02] <Froborr> And of course she’s initially hostile before they befriend her.
01[01:02] <Froborr> Understandably, given that she’s been demoted to Dwarf Sailor Pluto.
01[01:03] <Froborr> Chibi-Usa Bearhug Attack!
01[01:03] <Froborr> “Where have you been all this time” is a weird line for someone who exists outside of time and space.
01[01:05] <Froborr> Okay, given the themes of this show, Pluto being solitary is obviously going to be A Thing.
01[01:05] <Froborr> Man, future Tokyo got OWNED.
01[01:05] <Froborr> Must be a Wednesday.
01[01:07] <Froborr> Damn, Chibi-Usa was there alone long enough for people to start rotting?
01[01:07] <Froborr> And WTF was that weird distorty thing?
01[01:07] <Froborr> Oh, them.
01[01:07] <Froborr> “Boule Brothers”?
01[01:07] <Froborr> They fight with bread?
01[01:07] <Froborr> Yep, they’re chemistry-themed.
01[01:09] <Froborr> Getting help from your future self is cheating, Mamoru.
01[01:10] <Froborr> Well, they vaporized quickly.
01[01:10] <Froborr> And no they have access to the sealed Crystal Palace, which of course is what the enemy were waiting for since they can’t break the seal themselves.
01[01:10] <Froborr> Anime 101, that is.
01[01:11] <Froborr> Diana I’m assuming is the offspring of Artemis and Luna?
01[01:11] <Froborr> Yep.
01[01:12] <Froborr> So… they’re immortal I guess. Huh.
01[01:12] <Froborr> Well, at least they apparently have no friends outside each other, so the Scouts don’t have to worry about that.
01[01:12] <Froborr> “That” meaning the whole “outliving everyone you care about” thing.
01[01:13] <Froborr> Okay, time to start MLP.
01[01:14] <Froborr> Round table, check.
01[01:15] <Froborr> And now the castle turns into a giant robot.
01[01:15] <Froborr> …or generates a map of Equestria, sure.
01[01:16] <Froborr> Castle’s in the opening now. I didn’t notice any other differences.
01[01:17] <Froborr> So… the map tells them where the plot is?
01[01:17] <Froborr> Handy!
01[01:18] <Froborr> Nice shot of the train there. Motion toward the camera isn’t something they did a lot before, is it?
01[01:18] <Froborr> Spy Pinkie is the best.
01[01:19] <Froborr> Oh look, it’s a suburb.
01[01:20] <Froborr> Actually, what this really looks like is a 19th century factory town.
01[01:20] <Froborr> Oh noes, buffering!
01[01:20] <Froborr> Going to pause for a bi.
01[01:20] <Froborr> *bit
01[01:40] <Froborr> Okay, it’s buffered to about the halfway mark.
01[01:40] <Froborr> Resuming.
01[01:42] <Froborr> Getting a real cult feel.
01[01:42] <Froborr> Hmm, “Starlight Glimmer” is the same naming pattern as Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer.
01[01:42] <Froborr> So is this another “failed Twilight” like Sunset Shimmer?
01[01:43] <Froborr> Oh great, they’re a capitalist’s misunderstanding of egalitarian conceptions of justice.
01[01:45] <Froborr> Alternatively, it’s the 1950s white middle class conception of utopia, which is to say I was right the first time and it’s a suburb.
01[01:47] <Froborr> Yes yes, Starlight Shimmer is evil.
01[01:48] <Froborr> Yeah, this is a capitalist’s view of communism.
01[01:48] <Froborr> Way to rehash a conflict that ended 30 years ago, show.
01[01:49] <Froborr> Oh my god.
01[01:50] <Froborr> They’re conformist, can’t understand how people could be friends with different opinions, deeply in denial, aggressive proselytizers, think they’re a utopian community, and eat only muffins?
01[01:50] <Froborr> THEY’RE BRONIES
01[01:51] <Froborr> Pinkie vs. The Muffins
01[01:51] <Froborr> The epic battle of our time.
01[01:54] <Froborr> One of them was empty–blank flank?
01[01:54] <Froborr> No, actually several are empty.
01[01:54] <Froborr> Sage Meadowbrook’s Nine Enchanted Items, eh?
01[01:54] <Froborr> Season-long plot, huh.
01[01:55] <Froborr> Um… wow, that staff is pretty powerful to take Twilight out so easily.
01[01:56] <Froborr> Yeah, pretty meh on this so far.
01[01:56] <Froborr> Villain isn’t particularly interesting–nobody in the history of ever has actually had a motivation remotely resembling this?
01[01:58] <Froborr> Although you know what else the–well, Equalists, for lack of a better term?–remind me of? An essay I’ve seen a couple of times arguing that 4chan is good because anonymity erases diversity and accountability.
01[01:58] <Froborr> Seriously.
01[01:58] <Froborr> Wow, that’s straight-up standard cult/brainwashing technique.
01[01:58] <Froborr> Except that they imprisoned the six together instead of separately.
01[01:59] <Froborr> Ah, they’ve lost their ability.
01[01:59] <Froborr> “Eastern unicorns”?
01[02:00] <Froborr> Woo, Fluttershy to the rescue!
01[02:01] <Froborr> Pinkie’s innate… Pinkie-ness bumping up against the equal sign is interesting.
01[02:02] <Froborr> *gasp*
01[02:02] <Froborr> THey’re finally criticizing the Friendship Is Mandatory thing!
01[02:02] <Froborr> YES!
01[02:03] <Froborr> Ooo, good move on Starlight Glimmer’s part.
01[02:03] <Froborr> Getting people to break their morals for the group is another standard cult technique, by the way.
01[02:04] <Froborr> It increases their dependence on the group, since they come to feel outsiders won’t accept them after what they’ve done.
01[02:05] <Froborr> That line of Pinkie’s might be her funniest ever.
01[02:05] <Froborr> Lol, “Laughs don’t come in barrels.”
01[02:06] <Froborr> Of course there’s no better demonstration of Starlight Glimmer’s hypocrisy than the fact that her house stands alone and apart from everyone else’s.
01[02:07] <Froborr> Ah, yes, of course she still has a cutie mark, and one that marks her as a failed/lesser Twilight, given the stars and swirls.
01[02:11] <Froborr> Is double diamond Patrick Warburton?
01[02:11] <Froborr> He sounds a little like him, but not quite.
01[02:12] <Froborr> Hmm, so is it going to be the six of them with no cutie marks–
01[02:12] <Froborr> No, it’s the whole village with cuie marks.
01[02:13] <Froborr> Of course, because the Mane Six are teachers and leaders now, not actors.
01[02:13] <Froborr> Actors meaning people who take action, not people who act like in plays.
01[02:14] <Froborr> I like the balloon pony, he’s cool.
01[02:16] <Froborr> Twilight gives a pretty powerful speech about the importance of diversity, I like it.
01[02:17] <Froborr> Friendship Isn’t Mandatory, It’s Okay to Disagree with Your Friends, Diversity Adds Strength to Community… this is such an awesome set of lessons.
01[02:18] <Froborr> All right.
01[02:18] <Froborr> First half was pretty meh, but it picked up both energy and some much-needed themes in the second half.
01[02:18] <Froborr> I liked it.
01[02:19] <Froborr> Far from the strongest premiere, that’s still unquestionably Season 2’s, but at least not as bad as Season 3’s.

10 thoughts on “Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 19 and MLPFIM S5E1 Liveblog Chat Thingy!

  1. [11:00] (Sylocat) Click
    [11:00] (Sylocat) Ah yes… the 30th Century plotline
    [11:01] (Sylocat) “Crystal Tokyo?” Not the moon?
    [11:01] (Sylocat) Ah, right, Venus didn’t get kidnapped
    [11:01] (Sylocat) (sailornapped)
    [11:02] (Sylocat) Oh, Diamond and the others are from the future in this version?
    [11:02] (Sylocat) Usagi is jealous, again
    [11:02] (Sylocat) So I’m guessing she’s not their kid in this version
    [11:03] (Sylocat) (if she was in the other one… I may be misremembering that)
    [11:03] (Sylocat) Didn’t Froborr mention that this theme song was by some of the same people as the KLK theme song? It sounds very similar
    [11:04] (Arrlaari) No, I mentioned that
    [11:04] (Sylocat) Ah… right, sorry
    [11:04] (Sylocat) “Time warp?” Insert Rocky Horror joke here
    [11:04] (Arrlaari) Also, all anime theme songs follow a shared structure so you can swap video and audio between any two anime
    [11:04] (Sylocat) Luna P’s eyes light up?
    [11:05] (Sylocat) “shared structure?” Hmm, remind me to ask you to expand on that
    [11:05] (Arrlaari) Slapping the Shingeki no Kyojin theme, which is also by this band, on everything was a meme for a while
    [11:06] (Sylocat) Ahahah… Tuxedo Fedora is embarrassed
    [11:06] (Sylocat) Huh… something got lost in translation there
    [11:06] (Sylocat) Now I’m hearing song titles in everythign
    [11:06] (Sylocat) Huh?
    [11:06] (Sylocat) What’s with the static?
    [11:06] (Sylocat) This isn’t Scott Pilgrim
    [11:07] (Arrlaari) ad
    [11:08] (Sylocat) I do notice a lot of anime theme songs show a long shot of the villains at about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through
    [11:08] (Arrlaari) back
    [11:09] (Sylocat) That was a weird transition
    [11:09] (Sylocat) Ooh, a vision from the past?
    [11:10] (Sylocat) Huh
    [11:11] (Sylocat) I keep thinking the Luna P thingy is going to explode
    [11:11] (Arrlaari) Does the antenna remind you of a bob-omb’s fuse?
    [11:11] (Sylocat) Huh… a bit
    [11:12] (Sylocat) Ooh, they really are going through time
    [11:12] (Arrlaari) You all had one job
    [11:12] (Sylocat) Uh oh
    [11:12] (Sylocat) That’s not good
    [11:12] (Sylocat) Ooh, THEY interfered?
    [11:12] (Sylocat) Oh… no, they didn’t, at least not on purpose
    [11:13] (Sylocat) Wiseman’s voice is weird
    [11:13] (Sylocat) Though less obnoxious than his voice in the old dub
    [11:13] (Sylocat) What in the name of…
    [11:14] (Sylocat) Does each of the four Jewel Royals (that’s what I’m calling them) have a set of visually-coordinated henchmen?
    [11:14] (Sylocat) OUCH
    [11:14] (Sylocat) Don’t grab Luna by the tail
    [11:14] (Sylocat) Pluto, I assume?
    [11:14] (Sylocat) Eeyup
    [11:15] (Sylocat) Now THAT’S a creepy attack name
    [11:15] (Sylocat) The heck? How does Luna know that?
    [11:15] (Sylocat) Oh, they’re outside of time?
    [11:15] (Arrlaari) ad
    [11:16] (Sylocat) That’s a weird place for an ad… but oh well
    [11:17] (Arrlaari) back.
    [11:18] (Sylocat) Uh, that’s what she just said
    [11:18] (Sylocat) Aww
    [11:18] (Sylocat) PLOT TWIST!!1!
    [11:18] (Sylocat) Ahahah
    [11:19] (Sylocat) “You guys?”
    [11:19] (Sylocat) This show has weird katakana lingo
    [11:19] (Arrlaari) Probably because of the attack
    [11:20] (Arrlaari) Remember that? There was a disaster that terrified Chibi-Usa?
    [11:20] (Sylocat) Well… that’s creepy
    [11:21] (Sylocat) WHOA
    [11:21] (Sylocat) What was that?
    [11:21] (Sylocat) Alliterative AND color-coordinated
    [11:22] (Sylocat) Usagi’s genre savvy all of a sudden
    [11:23] (Sylocat) Charming
    [11:23] (Sylocat) Now what…
    [11:23] (Sylocat) Oh good grief…
    [11:23] (Arrlaari) That is the second time Mamou did a thing
    [11:23] (Arrlaari) This has to be breaking some kind of law
    [11:24] (Sylocat) It’s Endymion from the past, you idiot
    [11:24] (Arrlaari) Your speculation is that it’s Endymion from the past, in the future?
    [11:25] (Sylocat) Well, they’ve had visions of Serenity in the present
    [11:25] (Arrlaari) Ah, I see
    [11:25] (Arrlaari) ad
    [11:25] (Sylocat) Oh, so it’s NEO Endymion
    [11:25] (Arrlaari) This ad is for an anime in which the monsters are called “Neighbors”
    [11:26] (Sylocat) What’s the anime called, “Social Commentary?”
    [11:26] (Arrlaari) ad over
    [11:26] (Sylocat) (katakana: “Sou-shaa Kommenteri!”
    [11:26] (Arrlaari) The name of the advertised anime is “world trigger”
    [11:26] (Sylocat) Yep, Neo Endymion
    [11:26] (Sylocat) Oh yeah, I’ve heard about that one
    [11:27] (Arrlaari) That’s a very large roman number
    [11:27] (Arrlaari) It is pretty funny that neo Mamoru did the thing present Mamoru is supposed to do for Sailor Moon for present Mamoru
    [11:28] (Sylocat) Well, he does seem rather fond of himself
    [11:29] (Sylocat) Well… that was a thing
    [11:29] (Sylocat) The show is somewhat on the mend
    [11:34] (Sylocat) So… post this, and I’ll see you again in an hour and 26 minutes?
    [11:34] (Sylocat) (hopefully with more people this time?)
    [11:34] (Arrlaari) Okay, I’ll post it

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  2. Okay, here’s the pre-episode malarkey:

    [15:18] Annnnnnnd my browser crashed
    [15:18] So, here we go… ready?
    [15:18] ready
    [15:18] Ready.
    [15:19] Okay, start in 1 minute
    [15:19] mere_oblivion doesn’t have a computer, so he’s just on the video instead
    [15:19] == Sylocat [b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.184.60.29.177] has quit [Ping timeout: 246 seconds]
    [15:20] Click
    [15:20] …No audio
    [15:21] Should we pause?
    [15:21] It was working a minute ago!
    [15:21] On top of everything else!
    [15:21] I’m paused at the start of the boilerplate
    [15:22] Also: Twilight’s castle looks like the Neo Tokyo castle
    [15:22] The System Preferences panel is giving me the beach ball of death
    [15:22] It might be the large number of ads Dailymotion cycles through
    [15:22] a lot of them are flash ads, one of them might have crashed your player
    [15:23] Just a sec
    [15:23] Oh hey
    [15:23] It crashed my flash plugin
    [15:24] Okay, ready
    [15:24] at 3:25, we’re ready
    [15:24] Shit
    [15:25] Okay, we’ll wait for you now
    [15:25] == Sylocat_ has changed nick to Sylocat
    [15:25] Lemme know when you’re ready
    [15:25] I’m sorry, Arrlaari…Reverse Flash must have gotten a hold of your computer.
    [15:26] Ahaha… she just had to explain that reference to me
    [15:26] (yes, draftpunk and I are on the couch together)
    [15:27] (mere_oblivion didn’t bring his laptop, because he thought we’d done the chat at 1:00 and were doing this video separately at 3:00 (which I thought we would be doing too, when I told him the schedule)
    [15:27] Ready
    [15:27] I’m back at the stinger
    [15:27] We’ll start at 3:28 (my birthday!)
    [15:27] I was born ready.
    [15:27] Which is 1:42 in

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  3. Part 1:

    [15:28] Click (for us
    [15:28] Ah yes, the tacky new castle
    [15:29] Am I still connected to chat?
    [15:29] Spike went to sleep quick
    [15:29] Magic doesn’t make sense
    [15:29] Yes, you’re connected
    [15:29] == Arrlaari [6bd696cc@gateway/web/freenode/ip.107.214.150.204] has quit [Quit: Page closed]
    [15:29] == Arrlaari [6bd696cc@gateway/web/freenode/ip.107.214.150.204] has joined ##rabbitcube
    [15:30] Welcome back
    [15:30] Hello?
    [15:30] Hey.
    [15:30] I’m paused at 1:42 into the video
    [15:30] == mode/##rabbitcube [+o Arrlaari] by Sylocat
    [15:30] We just finished the opening credits
    [15:30] Spike just crushed Pinkie’s rock farm
    [15:31] Spike, how dare you make Pinkie cry.
    [15:31] Interesting writing credit
    [15:31] Ahah… Jack just said, “Ironically, this entire episode is about A/V problems itself”
    [15:31] So the other’s marks are literally orbiting twilights
    [15:31] Spike’s beer hat is gems!!!!
    [15:33] Ooh, creepy
    [15:33] Rainbow just jinxed them, I’m sure of it.
    [15:34] Yeah, she jinxed them alright
    [15:34] Stepford Ponies?
    [15:34] It’s totally stepford ponies
    [15:34] It IS the village in Big Fish!
    [15:34] When in Rome
    [15:35] Run, girls!!!!!
    [15:35] Why aren’t you running?
    [15:35] “Starlight Glimmer?” Really?
    [15:35] She almost made a Shakespeare reference
    [15:35] Maybe the town is called Cutie Denmark?
    [15:35] That’s my Pinkie.
    [15:36] This is like a horror movie
    [15:36] Seriously, make with the running.
    [15:37] “No pony left behind?”
    [15:37] I was worried it was a metaphor for communism, but no, NCLB was capitalism all the way
    [15:38] This sounds like some WWII patriotism march tune
    [15:38] Yikes
    [15:38] Welcome to Pony Borg Town
    [15:39] That’s the spirit, Pinkie
    [15:39] Twilight Sparkle better not become Locutus.
    [15:40] So they’re addressing the subtextual issues of the whole Cutie Mark concept?
    [15:40] It’s Spectre!
    [15:41] Welp, I’m terrified.
    [15:41] Starlight Glimmer is less equal than the rest of them
    [15:41] I wonder why Fluttershy is fooled?
    [15:43] “And six for me, too.”
    [15:43] Muffins, you say? Derpy’s clearly in the wrong town.
    [15:43] “Were you listing things?” “Yes, and I’m finished”
    [15:44] This is so weird
    [15:44] Waitress pony is doomed.
    [15:44] An endurance contest
    [15:44] EWW
    [15:45] Poor Pinkie.
    [15:45] Yeesh
    [15:45] GAH!
    [15:45] Serial killers.
    [15:46] Tirek did that
    [15:46] So, she’s amassing them
    [15:47] She has binders full of Cutie Marks!
    [15:47] Whoa
    [15:47] Again would be the time to run.
    [15:48] Is that SUPPOSED to look like a branding iron?
    [15:48] This is probably the scariest thing they’ve ever done
    [15:48] Well, the world is screwed now.
    [15:49] They are the Borg
    [15:50] Because Q and the Tribbles weren’t enough for Star Trek references on the show.

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  4. Part 2:

    [15:51] At any rate, it’s not hard to see why Fluttershy found appeal in a town with no evident conflict. It’s an easy way out of her anxiety problem.
    [15:51] True
    [15:51] This is 1984 territory here
    [15:52] 1984 was explicitly a class society, as was Brave New World
    [15:52] TWEETS
    [15:53] “Eastern Unicorns?”
    [15:53] Huh?
    [15:53] I got a too be continued and closed the window
    [15:53] Is there more?
    [15:53] Yeah…
    [15:53] Whoops
    [15:53] It’s a two parter.
    [15:53] And the second part has aired? Was it in the same video? The player I had looked like it was finished.
    [15:54] GAH!
    [15:54] I think it was the same video
    [15:56] I had to reload, so the link isn’t in my window anymore
    [15:56] (also, I won’t be able to copy-paste the log)
    [15:56] I’ll handle that
    [15:56] Just a sec
    [15:56] http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2lqwd7_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-s05e01-02-cutie-markless-parts-1-2_animals
    [15:56] Oh, it’s McCarthyism!
    [15:57] (since, y’know, Meghan McCarthy)
    [15:57] Fluttershy…no.
    [15:58] Wow… Zombie Pinkie is creepy
    [15:59] What the…
    [15:59] It’s another trap, I assume
    [16:00] Is this something where she’s stealing all their Cutie Marks to absorb them and become the perfect pony?
    [16:00] *gasp* Twist!
    [16:01] Starlight is falling for that?
    [16:01] And for this?
    [16:02] And this?
    [16:03] I… wasn’t expecting this
    [16:04] Where are the pitchforks and torches?
    [16:05] …A dog with a party hat?
    [16:05] “He turned into Zac Efron?” “That can be a side effect.” so said MAtthew and Jack just now
    [16:06] Balloon vision?
    [16:06] Pinkie’s got a boyfriend…maybe.
    [16:06] Aww…
    [16:07] The heck?
    [16:07] Okay, that guy is just OP
    [16:07] Balloon guy is awesome.
    [16:07] I mean, game-breakingly OP
    [16:08] Oh, he’s paraskiing!
    [16:08] Aww, we didn’t get to see the big chase scene
    [16:08] That would have been epic
    [16:10] She got away?
    [16:10] Huh? What now?
    [16:10] Ooh, the Batsignal!
    [16:11] Or, Mapsignal
    [16:11] To the Mapmobile!
    [16:12] == draftpunk [b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.184.60.29.177] has quit [Quit: Page closed]
    [16:13] Alright, shall I post this up?

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  5. *headdesks*

    Even with the @ signs in front of the names, it STILL didn’t show up? Jesus…

    PRE-EP:

    [15:18] == Sylocat_ [b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.184.60.29.177] has joined ##rabbitcube
    [15:18] *ChanServ* op ##rabbitcube Sylocat_
    [15:18] == mode/##rabbitcube [+o Sylocat_] by ChanServ
    [15:18] [@Sylocat_] Annnnnnnd my browser crashed
    [15:18] [@Sylocat_] So, here we go… ready?
    [15:18] [@Arrlaari] ready
    [15:18] [@draftpunk] Ready.
    [15:19] [@Sylocat_] Okay, start in 1 minute
    [15:19] [@Sylocat_] mere_oblivion doesn’t have a computer, so he’s just on the video instead
    [15:19] == Sylocat [b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.184.60.29.177] has quit [Ping timeout: 246 seconds]
    [15:20] [@Sylocat_] Click
    [15:20] [@Sylocat_] …No audio
    [15:21] [@Arrlaari] Should we pause?
    [15:21] [@Sylocat_] It was working a minute ago!
    [15:21] [@Sylocat_] On top of everything else!
    [15:21] [@Arrlaari] I’m paused at the start of the boilerplate
    [15:22] [@Arrlaari] Also: Twilight’s castle looks like the Neo Tokyo castle
    [15:22] [@Sylocat_] The System Preferences panel is giving me the beach ball of death
    [15:22] [@Arrlaari] It might be the large number of ads Dailymotion cycles through
    [15:22] [@Arrlaari] a lot of them are flash ads, one of them might have crashed your player
    [15:23] [@Sylocat_] Just a sec
    [15:23] [@Arrlaari] Oh hey
    [15:23] [@Arrlaari] It crashed my flash plugin
    [15:24] [@Sylocat_] Okay, ready
    [15:24] [@Sylocat_] at 3:25, we’re ready
    [15:24] [@Sylocat_] Shit
    [15:25] [@Sylocat_] Okay, we’ll wait for you now
    [15:25] == Sylocat_ has changed nick to Sylocat
    [15:25] [@Sylocat] Lemme know when you’re ready
    [15:25] [@draftpunk] I’m sorry, Arrlaari…Reverse Flash must have gotten a hold of your computer.
    [15:26] [@Sylocat] Ahaha… she just had to explain that reference to me
    [15:26] [@Sylocat] (yes, draftpunk and I are on the couch together)
    [15:27] [@Sylocat] (mere_oblivion didn’t bring his laptop, because he thought we’d done the chat at 1:00 and were doing this video separately at 3:00 (which I thought we would be doing too, when I told him the schedule)
    [15:27] [@Arrlaari] Ready
    [15:27] [@Arrlaari] I’m back at the stinger
    [15:27] [@Sylocat] We’ll start at 3:28 (my birthday!)
    [15:27] [@draftpunk] I was born ready.
    [15:27] [@Arrlaari] Which is 1:42 in
    [15:28] [@Sylocat] Click (for us

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  6. PART ONE:

    [15:28] [@Sylocat] Ah yes, the tacky new castle
    [15:29] [@Arrlaari] Am I still connected to chat?
    [15:29] [@Sylocat] Spike went to sleep quick
    [15:29] [@Sylocat] Magic doesn’t make sense
    [15:29] [@Sylocat] Yes, you’re connected
    [15:29] == Arrlaari [6bd696cc@gateway/web/freenode/ip.107.214.150.204] has quit [Quit: Page closed]
    [15:29] == Arrlaari [6bd696cc@gateway/web/freenode/ip.107.214.150.204] has joined ##rabbitcube
    [15:30] [@Sylocat] Welcome back
    [15:30] [Arrlaari] Hello?
    [15:30] [@draftpunk] Hey.
    [15:30] [Arrlaari] I’m paused at 1:42 into the video
    [15:30] == mode/##rabbitcube [+o Arrlaari] by Sylocat
    [15:30] [@Sylocat] We just finished the opening credits
    [15:30] [@Sylocat] Spike just crushed Pinkie’s rock farm
    [15:31] [@draftpunk] Spike, how dare you make Pinkie cry.
    [15:31] [@Sylocat] Interesting writing credit
    [15:31] [@Sylocat] Ahah… Jack just said, “Ironically, this entire episode is about A/V problems itself”
    [15:31] [@Arrlaari] So the other’s marks are literally orbiting twilights
    [15:31] [@Sylocat] Spike’s beer hat is gems!!!!
    [15:33] [@Sylocat] Ooh, creepy
    [15:33] [@draftpunk] Rainbow just jinxed them, I’m sure of it.
    [15:34] [@Sylocat] Yeah, she jinxed them alright
    [15:34] [@draftpunk] Stepford Ponies?
    [15:34] [@Arrlaari] It’s totally stepford ponies
    [15:34] [@Sylocat] It IS the village in Big Fish!
    [15:34] [@Sylocat] When in Rome
    [15:35] [@draftpunk] Run, girls!!!!!
    [15:35] [@draftpunk] Why aren’t you running?
    [15:35] [@Sylocat] “Starlight Glimmer?” Really?
    [15:35] [@Sylocat] She almost made a Shakespeare reference
    [15:35] [@Sylocat] Maybe the town is called Cutie Denmark?
    [15:35] [@draftpunk] That’s my Pinkie.
    [15:36] [@Sylocat] This is like a horror movie
    [15:36] [@draftpunk] Seriously, make with the running.
    [15:37] [@Sylocat] “No pony left behind?”
    [15:37] [@Sylocat] I was worried it was a metaphor for communism, but no, NCLB was capitalism all the way
    [15:38] [@Sylocat] This sounds like some WWII patriotism march tune
    [15:38] [@Sylocat] Yikes
    [15:38] [@Arrlaari] Welcome to Pony Borg Town
    [15:39] [@Sylocat] That’s the spirit, Pinkie
    [15:39] [@draftpunk] Twilight Sparkle better not become Locutus.
    [15:40] [@Sylocat] So they’re addressing the subtextual issues of the whole Cutie Mark concept?
    [15:40] [@Sylocat] It’s Spectre!
    [15:41] [@draftpunk] Welp, I’m terrified.
    [15:41] [@Sylocat] Starlight Glimmer is less equal than the rest of them
    [15:41] [@Sylocat] I wonder why Fluttershy is fooled?
    [15:43] [@Sylocat] “And six for me, too.”
    [15:43] [@draftpunk] Muffins, you say?  Derpy’s clearly in the wrong town.
    [15:43] [@Arrlaari] “Were you listing things?” “Yes, and I’m finished”
    [15:44] [@Sylocat] This is so weird
    [15:44] [@draftpunk] Waitress pony is doomed.
    [15:44] [@Sylocat] An endurance contest
    [15:44] [@Sylocat] EWW
    [15:45] [@draftpunk] Poor Pinkie.
    [15:45] [@Sylocat] Yeesh
    [15:45] [@Sylocat] GAH!
    [15:45] [@draftpunk] Serial killers.
    [15:46] [@Sylocat] Tirek did that
    [15:46] [@Sylocat] So, she’s amassing them
    [15:47] [@Sylocat] She has binders full of Cutie Marks!
    [15:47] [@Sylocat] Whoa
    [15:47] [@draftpunk] Again would be the time to run.
    [15:48] [@Sylocat] Is that SUPPOSED to look like a branding iron?
    [15:48] [@Sylocat] This is probably the scariest thing they’ve ever done
    [15:48] [@draftpunk] Well, the world is screwed now.
    [15:49] [@Arrlaari] They are the Borg

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  7. PART TWO:

    [15:50] [@draftpunk] Because Q and the Tribbles weren’t enough for Star Trek references on the show.
    [15:51] [@Arrlaari] At any rate, it’s not hard to see why Fluttershy found appeal in a town with no evident conflict. It’s an easy way out of her anxiety problem.
    [15:51] [@Sylocat] True
    [15:51] [@Sylocat] This is 1984 territory here
    [15:52] [@Arrlaari] 1984 was explicitly a class society, as was Brave New World
    [15:52] [@Sylocat] TWEETS
    [15:53] [@Sylocat] “Eastern Unicorns?”
    [15:53] [@Arrlaari] Huh?
    [15:53] [@Arrlaari] I got a too be continued and closed the window
    [15:53] [@Arrlaari] Is there more?
    [15:53] [@Sylocat] Yeah…
    [15:53] [@Arrlaari] Whoops
    [15:53] [@draftpunk] It’s a two parter.
    [15:53] [@Arrlaari] And the second part has aired? Was it in the same video? The player I had looked like it was finished.
    [15:54] [@Sylocat] GAH!
    [15:54] [@Sylocat] I think it was the same video
    [15:56] [@Arrlaari] I had to reload, so the link isn’t in my window anymore
    [15:56] [@Arrlaari] (also, I won’t be able to copy-paste the log)
    [15:56] [@Sylocat] I’ll handle that
    [15:56] [@Sylocat] Just a sec
    [15:56] [@Sylocat] http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2lqwd7_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-s05e01-02-cutie-markless-parts-1-2_animals
    [15:56] [@Sylocat] Oh, it’s McCarthyism!
    [15:57] [@Sylocat] (since, y’know, Meghan McCarthy)
    [15:57] [@draftpunk] Fluttershy…no.
    [15:58] [@Sylocat] Wow… Zombie Pinkie is creepy
    [15:59] [@Sylocat] What the…
    [15:59] [@Sylocat] It’s another trap, I assume
    [16:00] [@Sylocat] Is this something where she’s stealing all their Cutie Marks to absorb them and become the perfect pony?
    [16:00] [@draftpunk] *gasp* Twist!
    [16:01] [@Sylocat] Starlight is falling for that?
    [16:01] [@Sylocat] And for this?
    [16:02] [@draftpunk] And this?
    [16:03] [@Sylocat] I… wasn’t expecting this
    [16:04] [@draftpunk] Where are the pitchforks and torches?
    [16:05] [@Sylocat] …A dog with a party hat?
    [16:05] [@Sylocat] “He turned into Zac Efron?” “That can be a side effect.” so said MAtthew and Jack just now
    [16:06] [@Sylocat] Balloon vision?
    [16:06] [@draftpunk] Pinkie’s got a boyfriend…maybe.
    [16:06] [@Sylocat] Aww…
    [16:07] [@Sylocat] The heck?
    [16:07] [@Sylocat] Okay, that guy is just OP
    [16:07] [@draftpunk] Balloon guy is awesome.
    [16:07] [@Sylocat] I mean, game-breakingly OP
    [16:08] [@Sylocat] Oh, he’s paraskiing!
    [16:08] [@Sylocat] Aww, we didn’t get to see the big chase scene
    [16:08] [@Sylocat] That would have been epic
    [16:10] [@Sylocat] She got away?
    [16:10] [@Sylocat] Huh? What now?
    [16:10] [@Sylocat] Ooh, the Batsignal!
    [16:11] [@Sylocat] Or, Mapsignal
    [16:11] [@draftpunk] To the Mapmobile!
    [16:12] == draftpunk [b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.184.60.29.177] has quit [Quit: Page closed]
    [16:13] [@Sylocat] Alright, shall I post this up?

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  8. And afterwards:

    [16:15] I’m kind of way behind
    [16:19] Okay, it just ended.
    [16:20] Pretty good episode
    [16:20] Terrible streaming site though, I hope we find a better one next week
    [16:20] I hope so as well
    [16:21] Welp… that’s it, I guess
    [16:21] A rather anticlimactic sequence
    [16:21] Something Froborr brought up a lot during My Little Po-Mo was the idea that some people just aren’t going to be friends and trying to force them is destructive, and that obligatory friendship is an idea with real credence that causes harm
    [16:21] of events leading up to it
    [16:22] So it’s notable that Twilight straight out says early in part 1 that one can’t force people to be friends
    [16:23] Alright, I think that covers it. You can copy it up now.
    [16:23] Yeah… of course, everyone online is thinking it’s just a metaphor for communism
    [16:24] I should probably be off
    [16:24] See you

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