Episode 215- Too Cool For School

Show Notes

Hosts

Alca7raz (@Alca7raz_)

Nemesis (@NemesisPrime1)

Quick Hits

Conventions:

  1. Everfree Northwest has announced a number of community guests for this year:
    https://everfreenw.com/2018/03/18/community-guests-1.html
    https://www.facebook.com/EverfreeNW/posts/1644411235641620

Fandom & Other:

  1. Equestria Daily has been archived in the Library of Congress:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03/equestria-daily-archived-by-library-of.html

Merchandise:

  1. Toys”R”Us’s bankruptcy saga continues:
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/toys-r-us-tells-workers-it-will-likely-close-all-u-s-stores-1521060803
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/03/20/discounts-heres-when-toys-r-us-liquidation-sale-starts/443056002/
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-19/amazon-is-said-to-have-mulled-acquiring-some-toys-r-us-stores
    http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/20/news/companies/kb-toys-toys-r-us/index.html
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-toys-r-us-liquidation-sales-20180322-story.html
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03/toys-r-us-liquidation-delayed-and-mga.html
  2. The deer from that one comic arc are coming to the gameloft pony game and they have a promo for it:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03/gameloft-mlp-game-adds-new-set-of-deer.html
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BgYqsnIFtcH/?taken-by=mylittleponygame
  3. BigBadToyStore has listings for the Pony Friends single brushables and the Show and Tell brushables, as well as a listing for the Starlight and Trixie Fan Series figure:
    https://www.mlpmerch.com/2018/03/bigbadtoystore-lists-show-and-tell-brushables-more.html
  4. Amazon has a listing for another book titled “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Stories: Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity:”
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316413429

Comics:

  1. iTunes has a preview for Legends of Magic #12:
    https://itunes.apple.com/ie/book/my-little-pony-legends-of-magic-12/id1347597885?mt=11
  2. The official solicitation for The Art of Magic Volume 2 is out:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03/exclusive-my-little-pony-art-is-magic.html
  3. The title and synopsis for Friendship is Magic #67 is out:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03/exclusive-my-little-pony-friendship-is.html
  4. There’s also a synopsis for Ponyville Mysteries #2:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03/exclusive-my-little-pony-ponyville.html

Equestria Girls:

  1. A new Equestria Girls Minis shorts was released:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj8I7D6ChPM
  2. Parts 2 and 3 of Forgotten Friendship are up on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hDWkwclNrg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdMWJKGTiV4

Friendship is Magic:

  1. Tara Strong did a short interview on TV:
    http://www.kctv5.com/clip/14208315/meet-the-face-behind-the-voice-of-numerous-animated-characters
  2. She also did a Q&A on Instagram:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zxnuT2KOAY
  3. Two more FUNdamentals of Magic videos are up:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITCYxcovITA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l61txMGOPM
  4. A new Season 8 promo video is out:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2r5De0L8P0
  5. A couple more animatics have also been released for this season:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diFla2leEdM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ypJnLyzpr0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IH0_ury5GA
  6. Rachel Bloom will be guest starring this season:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/03/rachel-bloom-guest-starring-in.html

Discussion

Alca7raz and Nemesis start a very packed discussion off with a review of Friendship is Magic #64! In which the 80s return, much to Rarity dismay. They also have 9 Equestria Girls shorts that popped up. Yes, 9. They include two rather good music videos.

But then it’s the big topic of the week: the season 8 premiere! Yes, we talk for quite a bit about “School Daze.” A new friendship school, a racist chancellor, and a new group of characters. We generally liked it, but there are definitely a few concerns. Hopefully our worries are unfounded.

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