Finals suck, best of luck to you!
I'm still waiting for the HD version to come, since I lost the stream...hope it comes out soon
Why are they always labelled as 480p when they are never actually 480p?
@SedahehtIt's 480p, trust me.
That ep was superb. Thank you FiM team!
LOL, the picture is funny.
You and me both cereal good luck!
Love the pic lol must admit I was thinking the samething. Can't wait for the 1080 so I can add it to my collection. :)and loving season 2!!
Lawl at people still in college. :PSometimes it's good to be the old guy in a group.
@Cereal VelocityCome on, this is obviously only 479p.
ugh amen, finals week sucks!
Always suspected that Spike was the kind of Dragon without wings.
You can do it Cereal, I believe in you. I just finished my finals this week, so I know where you're coming from.It never fails to impress me how quickly this community gets these streams out. We certainly have an impressive turn-around time.
Well its an episode at least!!
Because finals. I really hate this time of year.I know, right??Awesome, thanks for the link to the episode!
1080 is on it's way!~ I'll post a link in the comments when it's done. :) Just Ctrl+F and search for my name.
I know the feeling Cereal. I hate this time of the year as well.
PS: Good luck on your finals, Cereal! :D
I did find it odd that, despite having one for a pet/assistant, Twilight knew NOTHING about dragons. xD But it made sure Zecora got another appearance at least. <3
Spike stole as many as 40 cakesThat's as many as 4 10sand that's terrible
yay HERO dash is back!lol she drops weights on the presents lol
WELL! Good thing I haven't submitted my fanfic yet. Back to the drawing board, got to no-prize the whole "teenage Spike" thing, and remove the part where he flies. Sigh. I love writing fanfic but it's so hard to hit a moving target. ;)
good job Spike
Fun Episode :)I loled so hard when Spike stole the Siren out of the ground XD
Jason Thiesen: They Told Me I Was In Charge Of MLP And I Could Make It What I Wanted.So I made the best freaking episode ever.
how bout puts a book on MODERN Spell Casting in the Classics section >.>
Woah, this episode was amazing! A nice story, some love and frienship. That's one of the reasons why I love MLP: FiM
@OtterMatt>Lawl at people still in college. :P>Sometimes it's good to be the old>guy in a group.I'll high-hoof to that!
@XyroTR1You are my hero for getting the HD episodes on youtube so quickly each week.
Wow. I kinda liked spike as the rampaging dragon. I'm pretty sure today's drawfriend will be filled with monster-spike. Over-all a good episode. Can't wait for the next CHRISTMAS THEMED one!
I like the fact that Twilight's go-to gift is a book. Because ya know, no one would see that coming.
Best of luck with your finals, Cereal. <3
I've got semester finals next week, and I didn't study. Then again, I'm only a highschool freshman so I don't have it nearly as bad. Best of luck to you.
Favorite episode of season 2.
But but.... I needs my HD. :'C
Or maybe the whole show. I loved it is what i'm trying to say.
Cereal all the luck in the world for you!!!!
Cereal, stop making a 2nd post for this. Update the other one.
Blog ponies have lives outside the blog? le GASP!J/K, good luck on finals to you, mine start on tuesday.
Spike is best pony.
@DPV111I can't edit Seth's posts.
Loved the new episode! ^.^
bon bon and lyra/derpy spotting at 7:16
Lol, guys. Cereal has his own blog. It's called "Cereal's Blog." it has like, one post and four comments. We shall swarm it come moonrise.
Love the homages to Godzilla and King Kong in there.
This is officially one of my fave episodes, hooves down :D
Well, shoot. They just got that siren this week, too. LolLoved this episode, but why you no give Spikey-wikey wings?
Wonderbolts as airforce!!! Yessss
@XyroTR1Yaaaaaaaaaaay~Also, HAI. :3
1080p link!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnR0zFCRUsStill processing as of this moment, but it shouldn't be too much longer...
@XyroTR1Yes! Thank you very much, Xyro. It's appreciated!Also, did you have to use that new youtube layout for your channel? It's a pain, in my opinion! Makes it almost impossible for me to properly browse your channel.In any event, keep up the good work!
@XyroTR1You're a hero among the bronies!
Best episode of the series so far, amazing stuff. Also, Wonderbolts are now Special Forces. This pleases me. Oh, and Derpy, Lyra, and Bon-Bon in the same scene. Head explosion time.
@XyroTR1Since when do you have a third(fourth) account? o_OI'll have to link that in my 'Becoming Popular' video.Annnnnd, now awaiting for the video to process or Youtube to un-eff itself.
Things to take from this:1) Spike, y u no have wings?2) King Kong/Godzilla references abound3) Well, Rarity is officially 100% not oblivious of Spike's feelings. Her own are a little ambiguous though. Can't WAIT to see the fics stemming from that.4) Wow, Cheerilee got some serious screen time. Also, a few new named ponies.
@Doc WhoofHe also maded pinkie homeless when he destroyed sugarcube corner.
@Unknown Actually you MAY still have a chance, from what i seen dragons have two forms, one born of greed one without, cause have you see the flashback ep, that adult spike looks NOTHING like the rampaging one in that ep
@ManajixMayhaps he is a different breed of dragon to the ones we've seen in the past?After all, he developed into a quadruped, while every other dragon we have seen has been a biped...Though I'll admit, I don't know much about the anatomy of dragons in Equestria.
According to one of the posters in that doctor's room, the inside of a pony's body is...kinda weird. At least it looks a little strange to me.
Am I the only one who find SpikeXRarity being canon to be a bit of a mistake? I mean, for one, Rarity being oblivious to Spike's feelings is a great running gag. Second, it's just plain... wrong. Besides, it's better to leave these things open ended and let the fans fill in the blanks.
Sigh... Another loud actionepisode with lots of mediocre gags.Not a good one this time.
@Nimbus the UnicornFor pony's sake, Spike x Rarity is not cannon. As someone who is married with a kid, and who has seen his fair share of relationships, two pecks on the cheek does not a romantic entanglement make. Nothing in this episode suggested that Rarity reciprocates romantic feelings for Spike.
@ponydoraprancypantsOh sweet Celestia, did I just type cannon for canon? I must have more coffee.
this was a good episode
Not a bad episode at all, it has some good moments. I didn't like the designs for Spike's transformations, though :$
spoiler; it is a awesome episode (sorry lol :D )
There's a 1080p stream uphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnR0zFCRUs&hd=1Also, does it link automatically?
Mandatory: "Brace yourselves, incoming Spike + Rarity Fics"I think it's safe to say that Rarity is aware of Spike's feelings. I'd argue they are very close friends after this, but not anything beyond that, yet.One of my favorites this season so far, not "The" favorite though.
I went into the episode with a bit of hesitation, I must admit, since I wasn't too fond of the whole idea of Spike growing up. Seeing it unfold, though, it was better than I thought it would be! It probably won't be a favourite episode of mine, but definitely worth watching again.
And regarding Rarity and Spike... well, I've never really thought she was unaware of his feelings. Considering their age difference, I think she sees him more as a little brother rather than a potential love interest though (so the pecks are more friendly than romantic).
@ponydoraprancypantsThen what about the part where Rarity stopped Spike when he was telling her he has a crush on her? If they're still just friends, what's up with that?
AKA BEST EPISODE #3Best MLP episode of all time.
1080p is now actually in 1080p! :D YouTube figured itself out, y'all go watch now! ;)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnR0zFCRUs&hd=1
@Nimbus the UnicornThat only tells us that she knows how he feels. It's entirely possible she stops him from saying it out loud to spare his feelings. After all, she doesn't answer him, and if she did have feelings (and they were plummeting to their doom) I'd think she'd say something.
@XyroTR1No, seriously, how do you link stuff like that?
@Nimbus the UnicornShe obviously didn't want him to say the "c" word out loud, because then they would have to confront something best left unspoken. "Shushing" him (a) prevented her from having to say she doesn't reciprocate, (b) avoids an awkward conversation, and (c) would have allowed Spike to have a happy final thought had RD and Fluttershy not saved them. If Rarity DID reciprocate, she would NOT have shushed Spike, and would have quickly replied "me too!" After all, she would have had nothing to lose, since they might well have died.
@WorshAlso, what he said.
@EricHe's a wizard.
I just wanted to point out a fatal logic flaw I keep seeing...If nobody knows anything about dragons (except the foreign shaman)... then how could Twilight have researched them?
Regarding the "shush":Also keep in mind Spike was saying it "in case we don't make it." It could have just been Rarity saying "don't talk like that."
Everyone go to the fan fic It Takes a Village, read it, and read the latest comments it will explain everything
I'm wondering why Spike became incoherent the larger he got. No wings, excusable. Not blasting things with fire, easy (stuff that's burned to a crisp is not as shiny). But Spike not being a smartmouth? What's up with that?
Is anyone else bothered by the fact that one huge f'ing loose end was left after the too-abrupt ending?How is Spike going to deal with the political fallout of this? There's no guarantee that Spike won't do this again in the future, and he destroyed large parts of the town. I feel like there would be a huge percentage of the population that would want him out of Ponyville. Even his best friends would start to be a little wary of him... Everyone just forgave and forgot a little too easily.
Sorcerer's Apprentice reference FTW.
Well, it _is_ a kid's show, after all :P
@Token TTHANK YOU! I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of that movie...
I say the best line of the episode has to be "I'm assaulting him with cake." I predict that will be combined with the party cannon for really awesome pictures in the coming drawfriends :D
@UnknownOkay in order, the princess will deal with the damages, she silence the two doctors on pain of death to not blab.No one recognizes it was spike in his adult form (if fluttershy, a animal expert coudn't recognize greed size spike, NO ONE CAN!)and i think the mane six would forgive him, afterall they tecnically cause discord to run rampant under there spell so they can't say much.
@Kitsunekun VIIsimple greed is like drugs dragon, they get stronger but they also mess with its head
Favorite episode of the season so far. The only problem I had with it was Twilight not knowing about dragon hoarding.@UnknownPresumably the same way Twilight got out of trouble for the parasprites and the want-it, need-it spell.
@EricBasic HTML tags. "a" tags are for links. :)Do a bit of googling on how to create links in HTML - input that in here, you're golden!
Well, I hope you guys are right, because that'd be incredibly awkward otherwise. But again, it would've been better if Rarity was oblivious for the rest of the series so they could keep it a running gag.
@ponydoraprancypantsactually, mister this clever fellow has made a much more touching theory compare to your cynical viewhttp://browse.deviantart.com/?q=spike&order=5&offset=24#/d4ip06v
@Worshor it could have been like thishttp://browse.deviantart.com/?q=spike&order=5&offset=24#/d4ip06v
@Nimbus the Unicornsimple it could be cause of thishttp://browse.deviantart.com/?q=spike&order=5&offset=24#/d4ip06v
@XyroTR1So it would just be likeThisThisor this?
@EricLOLYup, you got it. :P
I think Rarity is perfectly aware how Spike feels, but he IS a baby dragon and she is a grown pony. I think she thinks it's cute, and loves the little guy just as much as her other friends, and was really touched when he gave her the ruby and admitted likeing her, but is really just incapable of making this into a romantic situation. A peck on the cheek is the best Spike will get. After all, this is a kids show. The best kids show if all time, but a kids show.
@XyroTR1I probably should have noticed Sai posted the same thing three times...Thank you!I'm going to abuse this now...
@XyroTR1These are the kind of things everypony should do to help the others!
How in Equestria do you manage to run this place and stay afloat in college? My hat is off to you. I can't keep my email clear even without a bunch of crazy ponies having the address.
At the part where Pinkie is throwing the cakes at Spike, listen to the music.Is it just me, or does it sound similar to James Horner's Combat Drop from the movie Aliens?
Who here noticed that the background music at the start of the episode was extremely similar to that of Disney's-Fantasia-The Sorcerer's Apprentice?
Yay for 1080! Now I'm just waiting for that downloadable version to be posted on Ponyarchive.
i still want to know who gave spike the kitchen sink in the library-party scene. (you can see it at the base of the stairs)
Wow...here's hoping Spike never forgets that lesson. Full-grown Spike = scary. O_o;;;
@XyroTR1Xyro,1080p resolution is great, but why was the framerate cut down from 30FPS to 24FPS? The resulting judder is, well, kind of awful.Maybe I'm more sensitive to this than others, but the jerky animation gives me a headache.
I loved the episode from beginning to end!Spike is so badass!
@Pyre-VulpimorphThere's actually a logical answer to that! The Hub is actually broadcast in 1080i at a specific framerate. To minimize the interlacing effect, I must run a process called "deinterlacing" and output to 23.976fps. There's always some minor interlacing left, but the quality is much better than it was when I ran them at 29FPS. It's a tradeoff.I've definitely tried MANY different framerates, post-processing effects, codecs, and programs. However, this was the best I've been able to make it. :) I'm always happy to get feedback and advice, though!
@XyroTR1I see. I thought you were just directly upconverting it from 1280x720 to 1920x1080, all progressive scan. I guess deinterlacing from 1080i to 1080p makes it harder.Not everyone is bothered by judder, but I am. I can watch 24FPS film just fine, but the frames don't line up in converted video, which exacerbates the perception of "jerkiness".
@UnknownRemember the first two episodes of Season 1? Yeah, if they forgave Luna, they'll forgive Spike.