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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:38 am

Eight years ago today, The Hub was born and the first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic aired. Eight years ago, the seed was planted for this fandom. Can you believe it's been that long?
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm

Hardly, honestly, time is weird. In some ways it feels like it has barely been half that long.
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:12 pm

It's amazing how many new friends I have thanks to this show. It's been a great 8 years! :party:
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:18 pm

No wonder it's all about school this season. The little brat has to attend school!
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Aramek (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:26 pm

Octavia wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:12 pm
It's amazing how many new friends I have thanks to this show. It's been a great 8 years! :party:
Fuckin'...aww.
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:48 pm

I'm married because of Friendship is Magic. Like, fucking what? Horsies are powerful. :allears:
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Happy birthday Pony. :allears:
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Swift (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:40 pm

Wow, time keeps flying by. Happy Birthday to Friendship is Magic! :fluttercite: :ponydrugs:

This show will always be special to me. :allears: :twasnothin: :3: :) :vogue: :excite:

(As a side note, I'm a bit surprised we don't appear to have a single Starlight emote :iiam: )

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:56 pm

:crack: Happy Birthday, horsies.

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Highbrow Dash (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Perrydotto wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:48 pm
I'm married because of Friendship is Magic. Like, fucking what? Horsies are powerful. :allears:
I still can't believe you got Twilight Sparkle to officiate your wedding.

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:18 pm

One note for the season finale this weekend: It will be starting at 11am Eastern/8am Pacific, which is half an hour earlier than usual.

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:23 pm

Happy Birthday to FiM!
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Highbrow Dash wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:24 pm
I still can't believe you got Twilight Sparkle to officiate your wedding.
Gotta have connections :flimflam:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:15 pm

The show definitely changed my life for the better. Happy 8th anniversary! :party:

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:58 pm

It definitely added more distractions to my life.
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by CorvusCaw (?) » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:09 am

I still haven't finished watching season 7... congrats on having 8 seasons, show.

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:56 am

Really neat 8th Anniversary AMV, though seasons 5+ are just in a montage at the end.

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Captain Rufus (?) » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:32 pm

Sadly it seems like that hack kinda killed the forums here. I used to visit every couple of days but now I can catch up on a week of posts in minutes. :fluttersmith:

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:38 pm

Captain Rufus wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Sadly it seems like that hack kinda killed the forums here. I used to visit every couple of days but now I can catch up on a week of posts in minutes. :fluttersmith:
That plus the show's popularity definitely waned.
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:07 pm

Well, all of that and also a lot of the non-pony discussion moving over to Discord.

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:13 pm

It's not just TRS, it's a whole lot of the fandom becoming quieter than back in the heyday. I think FiM's novelty was a big part of the appeal for a lot of folks, but once that wore off (I feel like the ponyless year between seasons 4-5 was the tipping point in this regard), a lot of them moved on to other stuff. If S9 ends up being the last season, as the rumors say, I hope some of them will at least drop back in for the finale.
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Niels Olof (?) » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:56 am

My latest acquisitions finally came back from the framer:

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Both are originals. A cover painting by Sara Richard for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #64 and a page from My Little Pony Micro Series #10 Luna, p.14, by Andy Price.
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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 pm

Hasbro will be releasing their 3rd quarter results soon, and it looks like they won’t be good as the company prepares to face lawsuits and layoffs:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — While not explicitly confirming that layoffs were taking place Wednesday, Hasbro Inc. said that “difficult” changes are underway that affect “a single digit percentage” of the toy company’s global workforce of 5,000 employees.

The company refused several requests for further specifics on the number of layoffs that are apparently taking place, except to say that the company was not required to file a federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification — or WARN — notice. Such a notice would normally be required 60 days in advance of laying off 50 to 499 employees at a “single site of employment,” but only if those laid off account for a third or more of the employees.

“As part of Hasbro’s ongoing transformation we continue to make meaningful organizational changes,” said an emailed statement from company spokeswoman Julie Duffy. “While some of these changes are difficult, we must ensure we have the right teams in place with the right capabilities to lead the company into the future.”
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:40 pm

Oof, that's not good. I wonder if the closure of Toys R Us affected their business in some ways.

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Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:27 am

Mr. Big wrote:
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Oof, that's not good. I wonder if the closure of Toys R Us affected their business in some ways.
One of the lawsuits is over whether or not Hasbro knew TRU was going under and chose to misreport it to their investors in their quarterly reports before it went down. :-I Hasbro’s own reports say that TRU’s failure caused an 11% decline in revenue this year.

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:46 am

My understanding is that the main causes are:
* Toys R Us
* The latest Transformers movie doing worse than expected
* The flood of Star Wars movies means that toys for the spinoffs are rotting on the shelves. There was also an issue with The Last Jedi toys coming to stores months before the movie released, meaning initial sales were bad (they improved once the movie actually came out)

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Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

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SigmasonicX wrote:
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* The flood of Star Wars movies means that toys for the spinoffs are rotting on the shelves. There was also an issue with The Last Jedi toys coming to stores months before the movie released, meaning initial sales were bad (they improved once the movie actually came out)
That sounds a bit like what I remember from the prequel movies, with Mace Windu toys on the shelves before Episode 1 even came out, and then it's like, "Why did they sell toys of this guy?" :-I

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:16 pm

    Niels Olof wrote:
    Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:56 am
    My latest acquisitions finally came back from the framer:

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    Both are originals. A cover painting by Sara Richard for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #64 and a page from My Little Pony Micro Series #10 Luna, p.14, by Andy Price.
    I've seen Sara Richard's originals in person at cons, and they always astound me for the high level of craft.

    I have an original page from Andy Price myself. His inking is spot on!

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    Post by Madeline (?) » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:31 pm

    SlateSlabrock wrote:
    Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:19 am
    That sounds a bit like what I remember from the prequel movies, with Mace Windu toys on the shelves before Episode 1 even came out, and then it's like, "Why did they sell toys of this guy?" :-I
    Dexter Jettster (the diner owner) was a huge peg-warmer back when Episode II came out. “Hey, kids! It’s that one guy from that one scene! Now with the exciting new action feature: delivering exposition! :anticipation:

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    Post by Smoke (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:11 am

    Didn't they also have a toy for The Force Awakens of a character that was eventually just cut out of the movie?
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    Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:06 pm

    Smoke wrote:
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    Didn't they also have a toy for The Force Awakens of a character that was eventually just cut out of the movie?
    https://www.slashfilm.com/who-is-constable-zuvio/

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    Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:16 pm

    Merchandise everything! Even the stuff that's literally not in the movie!

    I love that the guy even got a book. Read the exciting tales of That Guy Who Isn't In The Movie!

    Makes me wonder if there is a Dexter Jettster book. Compared to Zuvio, he's basically a headliner.
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    Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:36 pm

    I'm reminded that when Marvel made a comic book adaptation of the first Star Wars film, they included a deleted scene of Han Solo chatting with Jabba the Hutt.

    The version in the comic book looks absolutely nothing like what would show up in a later movie :-I

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    Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:54 pm

    The original original Jabba was a short Irish fellow :-I Here’s the scene as it was shot (and cut from the film) originally, before they put an ugly PS2-quality CGI Jabba over the actor for the Special Edition:


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    I always enjoy these. It's a good, quick way to summarize the season. Image
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    Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:25 pm

    SFDebris reviewed another block of episodes for Thanksgiving.

    http://sfdebris.com/videos/animation/mlpspecial5.php

    Best Night Ever, Pinkie Pride, Hearth's Warming Eve, and Hearthbreakers

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    The Doctor wrote:
    Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:25 pm
    SFDebris reviewed another block of episodes for Thanksgiving.

    http://sfdebris.com/videos/animation/mlpspecial5.php

    Best Night Ever, Pinkie Pride, Hearth's Warming Eve, and Hearthbreakers
    I haven't watched the video yet, but I don't get this selection at all. I get that the latter two are holiday episodes, but only "Hearth's Warming Eve" particularly feels like it's in Chuck's wheelhouse.

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    Re: General Show Chat - Season 8 appreciation station

    Post by The Doctor (?) » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:18 pm

    There is a connection between all those episodes. He reveals it at the end.

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