Episode 167- The Tortoise and the Pony

Show Notes

Hosts

Alca7raz (@Alca7raz_)

Nemesis (@NemesisPrime1)

Quick Hits

Conventions:

  1. SEAPonyCon has begun selling tickets:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/project-seaponycon-ticket-sales-begin.html
  2. BronyCon has opened panel submissions:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/bronycon-opens-panel-submissions.html
  3. Ponycon has announced several guests:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/ponycon-announces-denny-lu-shakeups.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/ponycon-brings-thorax-to-his-first-pony.html
  4. Lauren Faust’s “Inside the Animation Studio” event has been moved to Equestria LA:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/brony-thank-you-funds-lauren-faust.html
  5. Everfree Northwest has announced Britt McKillip and Rebecca Shoichet.:
    http://everfreenw.tumblr.com/post/154742457536/washington-welcomes-royals-for-everfree-northwest

Fandom & Other:

  1. Fallout Equestria is getting a 3rd printing:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/fallout-equestria-3rd-printing-begins.html
  2. A technical video for “Luna’s Determination” is out:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIoljRYWLWQ
  3. Ponies With Hats 2 is out:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkPEMfoInfU
  4. 2Snacks has released another update video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBFmJr51qGc
  5. A co-op survival horror game called Fall of AnterFOLD has a beta:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/game-horror-game-fall-of-anterfold-new.html
  6. A Canterlot High map for Killing Floor 2 is out on Steam Workshop:
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=813943276

Merchandise:

  1. Some odd Polish books have appeared:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/new-mysterious-fluttershy-book-appears.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/more-mysterious-polish-pony-books-with.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/pinkie-pie-mystery-loves-company-book.html
  2. More MLP McDonalds toys are showing up in New Zealand:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/12/new-mlp-happy-meal-coming-up-next-month-in-NZ.html
  3. Several new toys have started to appear in stores, including reboot brushables and Equestria Girls Minis:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/12/store-friends-equestria-girls-minis.html
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/12/store-finds-reboot-series-eqg-minis.html
  4. A new Hasbro Luna plush has been spotted in Canada, and others are on sale on Hasbro Toy Shop:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/12/new-princess-luna-plush-spotted-at-tru-canada.html
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/12/hasbro-announces-official-plush-series.html

Comics:

  1. Fried Pie’s cover for Friendship is Magic #50 is the season 1 poster:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/fried-pie-exclusive-comic-cover-tons.html
  2. Brenda Hickey and Tony Fleecs have released some sneak peeks at upcoming issues:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/tony-fleecs-tosses-up-spoc-sneak-peek.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/brenda-hickey-and-tony-fleecs-release.html
  3. The March 2017 IDW solicitations are out, and there’s a new series called “Deviations” in it:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/idw-solicitations-for-march-2017/

Friendship is Magic:

  1. The Netflix version of “Where the Apple Lies” has been edited to replace the word “cider” with “juice:”
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/all-of-cider-has-been-changed-to-juice.html
  2. Season 7 is probably going to be a full 26-episode season:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/12/season-7-continues-trend-with-26.html

Discussion

To start things off, there are two comics to review! One of which is a bit late, thanks again to delayed shipping. Friends Forever #35 is up first, and it’s about Twilight and Starlight. Nemesis was not looking forward to this. What did he (and Alca7raz) think? Well, they don’t outright hate it. After that, it’s Friendship is Magic #49. This is the second part of a three issue arc. The first issue got off to a rocky start, but this one makes some improvements. Nemesis is not really looking forward to the finale, though.

After those, they get to an old episode. “May the Best Pet Win!” An early season 2 episode. Back in the day, it got some… mixed reactions. It didn’t help that it was sandwiched between two really weak episodes. They go in and look at what went right, and what went wrong. And it’s actually pretty simple. How about that?

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