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* Review this Week's Pony Episode.*



My review for "Gloom and Bloom", the third in the connected episodes which have Luna interacting with the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

The central conceit of the episode is pretty easy to figure out but the style and flourishes are amazing.

Basically Babs Seed no longer is a CMC due to finding her calling. Stabbing people with scissors...or something. Kinda random but it can be followed up later perhaps why her mark was scissors. This event opens up the unexplored reality that despite all the antics... the kids know they will get a mark eventually. No matter how later they Bloom. What if it's something not right for them? Magical Mystery Cure showed destinies can be screwed with through the marks. What about their current bond of marklessness? Is it over then? What might their families think if their destiny doesn't measure up to expectations? Applebloom totally channeled the most neurotic aspects of Twilight in this episode.

So...after all that fretting and a lovely lullaby by Ashleigh Ball, Applebloom falls asleep and wakes up to...frigging pancakes again? Did Hasbo buy stock in pancakes? But she wakes up to the moment building up to from season one...or does she?

This is a very cool episode and yes, most of it is a dream episode with dreams within dreams but important consequences.

What I Liked
+The format...MLP can be put together loosely enough that some events are weird but the unreality of events is more often so subtle it caught me for longer than I expected. 
+The art all over this season is shaded and honed with quality.
+Luna. And everything she does. The hallway of doors recalls Celestia's hall of Twilight clips. Is the Alicorn Ascendant CMC far off? Get on that, MA Larson! But seriously I see the girls are being largely mentored by Luna and taught by Twilight skill-wise.
+Scootaloo flies! In a dream...but still!
+Just about the whole thing. Dreamscape explanation makes most issues to be moot due to their structure.

What Didn't I Like?
- Puberty is hitting the VAs hard but not the characters... Not really a bad but it is a little disconcerting. Kinda like how Rainbow Dash's singing in the last episode got autotuned for reasons unknown...especially considering Applejack is on point in this episode. Really, with their voices, the girls should be growing at least a little bit...but cartoons. A nit really.
- The dream world gets really harsh and painful. It isn't so harsh it hurts but it is easily the least pleasant nightmare sequence any of the three had.
- Everybody was hoping Starlight Shimmer was the pony in the dark too. I wanted to see a hint of her continuing menace. A shame but the truth behind the shadow figure works best.
- It's pretty par for a dream heavy episode. Scootaloo's was the best but this one is more interesting than Sweetie Belle's to sone extent.

It took a few viewings to warm to this one whereas the opener was an instant classic. I liked it more than Castle Sweet Castle but CSC far funnier. Worth seeing and among the best CMC episodes.


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:iconhappybirthday-plz: Zappy Birthday, I guess?
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Happy Birthday! :la::cake:
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Thank you so much! ^^
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Happy Birthday.
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Thank you very much ^^!
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Happy Birthday, Kerina! You know you are one of my favorite people ever, so I want you to have the best birthday of all the Kerinas in all of the universes out there. You are my dear friend and I hope only for the best things to happen to you in the coming year.
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Aww. Thank you so much ^^.
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