I've come to notice a couple of things about this series so far and the way it seems to be running. For one, in the past two episodes for example, anyone can tell when the characters are lying to be polite, which as we all know or should know makes things even worse in the long run by hurting feelings even more than the truth. And here's another thing. While it's typical for cartoon series to pave the way for fan art, it's a little awkward that fan stuff features same sex pairings. Mind you, there's nothing wrong with that, but I hope to believe that these kinds of fans are doing it as a means of supporting same sex relationships rather than poking fun at them. After all, I live in the state of Maine, where same sex marriage is currently illegal, but a next series of elections is going to give voters a chance to repeal this, in other words, make it legal. I actually know someone who's gay, so however iffy same sex relationships may sound to me, it's all good. Now you may ask me, "Why bring this up?" Well because in this episode, "Fall Weather Friends", I have reason to believe it started an infamous fan pairing between Applejack and Rainbow Dash.
Fall Weather Friends
Twilight Sparkle: It's important to remember that the friendship is always more important than the competition.
Again, I give this episode a mediocre rating at most. This just isn't a series I can really get into, despite its animation being through the roof and all that, so chances are I'll seldom come across an episode that I can actually call good, like Episode 4. Maybe it's because I favor Applejack over all the other characters, I dunno. But now that I think about it, I don't know why having competition between her and Rainbow Dash was even necessary to begin with, considering Rainbow hired Applejack to launch her into the air nine episodes ago. Sure, I can understand the need for episode ideas, and the Running of the Leaves race was good enough for a plot, but the whole competition between these two gals might have just once again made their friendship unsettling. One thing's for sure, I know I'm definitely not cut to be a brony. And believe me, it's not just because I despise porn art or question bronies to be perverts or pedophiles or anything stupid. It's just that I can't quite warm up to this series apart from its animation. There's just nothing else I find that's generally good. I kind of wish there was because it would go good with the animation and I wouldn't feel like it wouldn't be completely wasted on a series that needs a good tidying up in a few places. Well, this is just another chat coming your average art school student. This is The Thunder, signing off!