Episode 164- Not All That Glimmers

Show Notes

Hosts

Nemesis (@NemesisPrime1)

Alca7raz (@Alca7raz_)

Quick Hits

Conventions:

  1. Pacific PonyCon has announced Kelly Sheridan, Sara Richard, Fireteam Harmony, Bloo, and Shelbeanie. Plus, they’ve also announced Habitat for Humanity as the charity for their charity auction:
    http://pacificponycon.com/?p=147
    http://pacificponycon.com/?p=166
    http://pacificponycon.com/?p=140
    http://pacificponycon.com/?p=151
    http://pacificponycon.com/?p=156
    http://pacificponycon.com/?p=159
  2. EquestriaLA has changed their convention date:
    https://twitter.com/EquestriaLA/status/798212797461106688
  3. Ponycon has announced FluffyMixer:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/fluffle-puff-joins-ponycon-as.html

Fandom & Other:

  1. The admin for the North Carolina Bronies was mugged, and a GoFundMe has been set up:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/admin-of-nc-bronies-mugged-hospitalized.html
  2. The Brony Thank You Fund is hosting an event with Lauren Faust next April:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-animators-studio-an-evening-with-lauren-faust-tickets-29277978221
  3. The BronyStudy group has released the results from their September survey:
    https://sites.google.com/site/bronyresearchproject/past-results/september-2016-study
  4. The Moon Rises animation is out:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2PCNKlddJY
  5. A pony mod for Stellaris is out:
    http://steamcommunity.com//workshop/filedetails/?id=685412027
  6. The game Battle Gem Ponies will have a small delay, but the current demo got a few bug fixes:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/battle-gem-ponies-gets-slight-delay-but.html
  7. Two different projects continuing Fighting is Magic are ongoing, and one of them is aiming for a mid-December release:
    http://fightingismagicmega.yolasite.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hghyrozczwY

Merchandise:

  1. The action figure brushables in reboot packaging have appeared on Taobao:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/11/action-play-pack-brushables-re-releases.html
  2. Other reboot series brushables have appeared on shelves in Singapore:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/11/reboot-series-brushables-spotted-in-singapore.html
  3. The Guardians of Harmony Fan Series Chrysalis has appeared in a ThinkGeek store and multiple Gamestop locations:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/11/goh-queen-chrysalis-changelings-appears.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/new-guardians-of-harmony-chrysalis-now.html
  4. Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle plush banks have appeared at Walmart:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/11/rainbow-dash-plush-piggy-bank-at-walmart.html
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/11/twilight-sparkle-plush-bank-also.html
  5. MLP Christmas ornaments have started to appear in stores:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/pony-ornament-set-returns-to-5below.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/american-greetings-heirloom-ornament.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/personalized-pony-ornament-set.html
  6. New princess Beanie Babies plushies have appeared at Barnes and Noble:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/ty-beanie-princesses-found-at-barnes.html
  7. Another Equestria Girls Minis short has been released:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTg_C86mC5c

Comics:

  1. A preview for Friends Forever #34 has appeared on iTunes, along with an extended preview for the same issue on Equestria Daily:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-little-pony-friends-forever/id1174507241?mt=11
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/exclusive-my-little-pony-friends.html

Friendship is Magic:

  1. Lee Tockar won the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/in-all-mlp-va-category-tockar-emerges-as-best-voice-at-ubcpactra-awards/
  2. Discovery Family will be having a pony-themed New Year’s celebration:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/discovery-familys-new-years-celebration.html
  3. A new Shout Factory DVD is coming:
    https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-animation/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-exploring-the-crystal-empire
  4. It has been confirmed that the MLP movie will be animated in Toon Boom Harmony:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/11/my-little-pony-movie-confirmed-for-new.html

Discussion

To start our discussions off, Nemesis and Alca7raz review Friendship is Magic #48! And not only is Nemesis down on it, they both think it’s an excellent example of why the show and comic teams should communicate more. The issue has a really nasty contradiction in it.

After that, they get to their main talking point: Starlight Glimmer. Yes, we’ve talked about her a lot already. But this is their final word on the subject. Hopefully. Basically, what they think of her overall, and what they feel could have been done better. Not surprisingly, they are not positive about her.

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