Nissl wrote:Is the background pony duplication a new thing this season or was it the case in the first season as well? I never noticed it when I ran through the first season episodes, but then I wasn't on this forum being exposed to frame by frame analysis. Like I said after the Discord episodes with duplicated Lyra and Derpy all over the Star Wars scene, I totally understand the time constraints, but if they're also doing deliberate background pony jokes like regularly putting Lyra and Bon-Bon together (and I think it's pretty clear they are), I really wish they would choose some of the other stock ponies to duplicate for the backgrounds rather than constantly using the top ~10 fan favorites all over the place.
It was pretty common in the first season to have pony clones everywhere. Big Macintosh's pony-pile scene in Lesson Zero was notable in the fact that there were over 15 unique ponies in that one shot without any clones. I think most of us were hoping that the team had refined their process to the point that clones would be a thing of the past, but that kinda went out the window with Luna Eclipsed.
Reading this thread, hopefully this doesn't come off as bragging but did anyone else actually catch on that it was Rarity almost immediately? I can see how people would miss it, I miss a lot of things (totally missed the plant thing, oh my God), but I assumed Rarity would try to participate somehow, there wasn't really a joke with AJ falling in the mud, this is the kind of show here the mud would disappear when they cut back to her unless it was needed for the plot, and then the horn is really visible in the third or fourth shot (at work, can't check right now) not to mention there was a shot lingering on the blue eyes. I was actually wishing they would have been more subtle while I was watching it but I seem pretty alone in that.
I didn't catch it at all. Only towards the very end right before Sweetie Belle hugged Rarity's hat off did I suspect that something might be amiss. I'm glad I didn't catch it, though. It made the impact of the reveal all the sweeter.
I get so into these episodes, that I miss a ton of minor stuff on my first viewing. i really need to give things a 2nd and 3rd watch just to appreciate all the small things that go on.