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Now that season seven of the show proper is on hiatus, it is now time to cross back over into the other universe and see what everybody's favorite humans are up to.  Yes, it is time for me to start looking at the three Equestria Girls specials!  Since each special is of a similar length to an episode of FiM, I'll be doing separate posts for each special, starting with this one - "Dance Magic", but, before I say anything else, let's put this on record:  2017 has been the craziest year for both pony and EqG.  To illustrate, these specials aired in Poland many weeks before their US airdates of June 24, July 1, and July 8.  Of course, they were dubbed in Polish, but that didn't stop me and many others from watching all three.

Then news came out that Brazil was joining the early-release party - "Dance Magic" airing on June 17, and, since it was airing on the same network as Legend of Everfree, everybody knew that somebody was going to upload the English version to a site like Dailymotion.

Then somebody found out that Poland carried the English version as well and promptly uploaded them to Dailymotion.  As a result, I am writing this on June 11!  So, how about that special?  Well, what if I told you that it featured the Shadowbolts...  Inexplicably minus Indigo Zap, but, in any case, this is the first time they've appeared in anything since the third EqG movie, Friendship Games.  That immediately got me excited, considering Friendship Games, while not as good as Rainbow Rocks (then again, I doubt Rainbow Rocks's status as the best EqG movie will ever be topped), was very good on its own right.  Oh, and being called "Dance Magic" and being something Equestria Girls-related, you knew there was going to be some kind of music number.  Here, it happens to be part of the storyline.  Speaking of...

We start off with our humane six washing Big Mac's truck.  We find out that they are trying to raise funds to fix Camp Everfree, and the car wash was part of that fundraiser.  Twilight comes in carrying all the money they've gotten so far, and, so far, they only have half of the funds they need. Considering almost everybody in the group has tried to chip in in their own way, everybody wonders what is next.  Rarity hasn't done anything yet, but she has a plan and calls for everybody to meet her in the music room later on.  Spoilers:  she has nothing, but, at the mall, she comes across a TV ad for a music video competition.  She then immediately runs to sign up for the competition... and runs into Sour Sweet, Sunny Flare, Lemon Zest, and Sugarcoat of Crystal Prep Academy.  Again, no Indigo Zap for some strange reason.  Anyways, they're here to sign up for the competition as well.  Rarity goes ahead and shares literally everything she had in mind for the Rainbooms' music video with the 'Bolts... and later on, with the rest of the Rainbooms.  However, there is one problem.  They would need to use the money they've raised so far in order to help with the music video - costumes and stuff.  Of course, everybody agrees to take this risk.

Cut to later on still, when the 'Booms start working on their video.  A lot of things go wrong - missed cues, ripped clothing, among other things.  That ripped clothing sends Rarity back to the fabric store at the mall, and, after Rarity is finished doing business there, she stumbles upon the 'Bolts working on their video... using Rarity's idea.  Now I bet she wished she didn't spill literally all the beans with regard to her ideas for the Rainbooms' video in front of the 'Bolts' faces.  Anyways, we then see Rarity working on fixing that ripped clothing in her bedroom, when the rest of the 'Booms show up.  Rarity shares the fact that the 'Bolts now have her ideas and concepts and are now seemingly executing them better than their own attempts so far.  While the rest of the group tries to reassure her that the 'Booms will knock it out of the park, Rarity promises everybody that she will give those Crystal Prep students a piece of her mind.  Twilight eventually agrees to join her, if only to point her in the right direction... to the school itself, that is.  The two of them then sneak into the school and work their way into the music room, where they see the four 'Bolts practicing.  Insert crazy Rarity face here.  It is then revealed that the 'Bolts have seemingly finished work on their video and will be submitting it soon.  Back on home turf, after Rarity shares this with the rest of the humane seven, everybody eventually agrees to come up with a new video concept.

Several failed concepts later, Rarity basically admits defeat, goes to the ice cream parlor, and mopes in the only way she can.  The 'Bolts happen to be there as well, talking about... a new concept for their video.  Of course, this gets Rarity's attention, so she walks on over to the four and she says she has a plan... Later, in the Canterlot High gym, we see Rarity's plan in action:  while the 'Booms were good at coming up with a song, they weren't good at dancing, while the reverse was true for the 'Bolts:  good at dancing, bad at songwriting.  You know where this is going:  the two join forces, share a pretty good moral, make their crazy good music video, and, of course, wind up winning the competition.  The song itself was very good and memorable - but I'll stick to my Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Judas Priest, and Witchfinder General, thank you very much.  (No offense if any 'Booms or 'Bolts happen to be reading this - that style of music is definitely not my preference.)  Oh, and I haven't mentioned what the Crystal Prep students were going to do if they were to win.  Their goal was to host their spring dance on a yacht using the money won.  Well, it turns out the cash prize was big enough for both that to happen and the Camp Everfree fundraiser to be a success.  We see all 11 of them watching their video on a TV at the mall, and they celebrate.  Rarity suggests to Sour Sweet that the Rainbooms perform the song at the Crystal Prep spring dance, which Sour Sweet seems to be fine with.  Everybody then rolls off to get some celebreatory chow, and... roll credits!

I think it's going to be hard for the next two specials to top this one, because folks, this was good - and I've seen the other two specials already!  While I'm still not 100% sold on the idea of an actual EqG-focused TV series or miniseries, my message to the EqG team is this:  If such a thing ever happens, take a look back at "Dance Magic", because this might be the best reference as to how an EqG TV series might look and feel.  Not to give too much of the other two specials away for those who haven't seen them yet, but this special, to me, was the most consistent and well-paced of the three, with a story that felt like something FiM has tackled in the past ("Rarity Takes Manehatten", anybody?).  Okay, "Movie Magic" is good as well, but I think this one just barely edges it out.  The twist - the 'Booms and 'Bolts teaming up to make the video - felt very satisfying to see play out when the song started up.  It might've been a bit predictable, but I consider being predictable not a bad thing if you have good execution - and this definitely had good execution.  Now, I did have a few problems here.  I legit cringed when Rarity spilled her ideas for the Rainbooms' video right in front of the Shadowbolts' faces.  Of course, it wound up becoming moot at the end, but still... On the other hand, it's one of those scenarios where I'm not sure how else it could've been written while still keeping this storyline intact, and, considering Rarity was pretty good in every other part of this special, I'll chalk it up to being a nitpick of mine.  Heck, I consider Indigo Zap's odd absence even more jarring than anything Rarity did in this.  Seriously, where was she?  Though, what we did see from the Shadowbolts here was really good.  Maybe Indigo would've muddied the waters more, leaving the other 'Bolts with less room to breathe and develop.  The big highlight of this was, indeed, the music number.  I really hate to constantly make Rainbow Rocks comparisons because I know I get tired of making them and constantly saying that RR's songs (the Dazzlings', specifically - oh please EqG team, have them appear again some day, if only Sonata) are still good to this day, so I'll just say that, of all the songs EqG has pulled off over the years, this one was really good.  Again, maybe not my taste, but still, I found myself appreciating it.  Overall, this shows that EqG can work in a format like this - good story, good comedy, good music number, good pacing...  To some, including me, this might be as good as it gets when it comes to these specials.

Next week:
  Our humane seven travel to a movie studio to see the filming of the next Daring Do film...  Yeah, Daring Do is a film series as well as a series of novels in this universe!  Oh, and some of the props are stolen.  That's usually never good.

Am I going to have to start making a list of characters I'd like to see again in EqG media?  The one I have for FiM is long enough, but the one for EqG might just be even longer, and the Crystal Prep gals will be right below the Dazzlings on that list...  Maybe that's where a possible EqG TV series could shine.
[SPOILERS] She looks just like you, dad!
Wow...  that episode.  I think I'm still reeling from the feels trip that I was thrust upon when I saw it.  I keep telling people that it might just be the best episode in the entire series.  Yeah.  I thought it was THAT good.  Apologies if you haven't seen it yet, by the way.  I just really wanted to do something based on that episode.  And man, I think this one turned out really good.

Thanks, Australia.

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Catch some rays
The world needs more and more of this character. EqG team, get on it!

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Gonna be yakkin' spoilers for this one!
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"Party Pooped" was a good episode from season five.  Not too spectacular, but, in a season that featured a metric ton of blowout episodes, it still managed to be, in the end, merely OK.  In a few ways, this episode is basically "Party Pooped" part two!  Season seven, so far, has had a lot of blowout episodes on its own, and, once again, we see Pinkie in the spotlight, dealing with Prince Rutherford and the yaks of Yakyakistan.  The difference this time around:  She actually makes it to Yakyakistan.  Remember how, in "Party Pooped", she managed to reach the gates of Yakyakistan, but went no further and - in a very Pinkie way - managed to sled all the way back to Ponyville?  Here, it's basically the reverse:  Pinkie makes it into Yakyakistan but is trapped inside by an avalanche, and, at the yaks' insistence, she is not allowed to exit, even to send for help.  Well, that's roughly the short of it, anyways.  

The long of it starts with yet another new writer:  May Chan, who, like Josh Hamilton, has credits for Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Anways, we start with Pinkie in Sugarcube Corner, and Pinkie is excited about something.  She runs to Twilight in her castle, where she brings her some good news:  Pinkie has been invited to Yakyakistan's...  Yikslurbur festival (probable butchered spelling included), one of the yaks' most celebrated holidays.  The rest of the mane six come in, Twilight makes Pinkie the official friendship ambassador to the Yaks, and then Pinkie and Gummy fly to Yakyakistan on a hot air balloon.  She looks inside the gates and sees what the holiday is all about:  destroying stuff by stomping stuff!  Rutherford spots Pinkie at the gates and tells her what the holiday is all about.  And did Rutherford just do a meme?  His words:  "Check self before you wreck self!" or something among those lines.  Anyways, Pinkie tries to get into the spirit of things, Rutherford makes a joke, Pinkie doesn't see it, Rutherford said he was kidding, and then he takes Pinkie on a tour of the place, including their eating place, their sleeping place, their music listening place, the Yaks' fire pit...  Later on, when the stomping resumes, you can guess what happens next.  The stomping causes an avalanche, but the yaks don't seem to mind that much, as they have a plan B.

Everybody begins digging out, but another avalanche happens.  Pinkie suggests she goes to Twilight and the other ponies for help, but the yaks don't want help from the ponies, and, the next morning, they begin to rebuild using snow architecture:  a new snow music listening hut, a snow food eating hut, and even a snow fire pit.  And who wouldn't like to try out some snow sandwiches?  Anyways, Pinkie gathers all the yaks around the snow fire pit, and she starts telling the story of how a group of desert-living yaks got trapped in a sandstorm, they asked for help, and then some magical cows arrived to save the day.  Arizona, I don't think you're related to these magical cows.  However, if it wasn't clear enough already, the yaks still don't want help.  This time, Rutherford tells Pinkie the story of how he was trapped below layers of ice and snow, but, because yaks are naturally super patient, he waited the whole winter in that hole.  Actually, I should mention at this point that Pinkie had been awarded an "Honorary Yak" title.  Well, Rutherford yanks that title away from Pinkie and shows her the doors, or whatever parts of it aren't buried underneath lots of snow.  She and Gummy fly back to Ponyville, Pinkie explaining to the rest of the mane six what was going on in Yakyakistan, and then...

Pinkie, now with the mane six in tow, flies back to Yakyakistan, they sneak into the place in the middle of the night, and they start fixing the place up.  The next morning, the yaks wake up to see that the snow has "melted", but Rutherford spots, from the corner of his eye, a pink tail exiting the gates.  Yes, the mane six start preparing to fly back to Ponyville, but Rutherford confronts Pinkie outside the gates...  and congratulates her and the rest of the mane six on helping the yaks.  Pink pony gets honorary Yak title again, we have our obligatory fourth-wall breaking scene at the end, and...  roll credits!

To be honest, I don't really have that much to say about this one, but I can try to see what I can talk about here.  For starters, the yaks are pretty much the same as they were in "Party Pooped".  In fact, let me reiterate something I said at the top of this post:  I'd even go so far as to consider this episode basically "Party Pooped", part two, although I'd say this is marginally better.  It has a solid, if not executed well, story with a lot of good comedy - Rutherford hitting Pinkie with a joke early on, Pinkie trying to imitate the yaks' speech patterns, and, since this is a Pinkie episode, we're guaranteed one fourth-wall breaking closing gag.  Heck, Pinkie pretty much made the episode for me, and I'm not even that big a fan of her character, probably because every single one of the writers have different ideas on how to portray her when she's in the spotlight like this.  Some do this worse than others, but here?  I thought she, character-wise, was very well-written, not being overly annoying while pushing everything good she does to the forefront.  My main beef with this one is the story, if only because it didn't leave much impact, and the whole bit about the mane six helping the yaks by sneaking into their town and cleaning everything up while they are asleep and the yaks are okay with this when they found out that that's actually what happened to all that snow...  I don't know about that.  And that's the thing - I think the story could've been, well, better than we got.  I think it just boils down to the yaks' personalities not being that great in my view, even though they did get a bit of room to develop here.  So, after all that...  I'd still give this another watch because dangit Pinkie, I think you were that good.

Next week:  I don't know about you, but I'm stepping through that portal to the EqG-verse.

So, who wants to play 20,000,000 Questions with Pinkie?  Anybody?  A--Anybody?
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Now that season seven of the show proper is on hiatus, it is now time to cross back over into the other universe and see what everybody's favorite humans are up to.  Yes, it is time for me to start looking at the three Equestria Girls specials!  Since each special is of a similar length to an episode of FiM, I'll be doing separate posts for each special, starting with this one - "Dance Magic", but, before I say anything else, let's put this on record:  2017 has been the craziest year for both pony and EqG.  To illustrate, these specials aired in Poland many weeks before their US airdates of June 24, July 1, and July 8.  Of course, they were dubbed in Polish, but that didn't stop me and many others from watching all three.

Then news came out that Brazil was joining the early-release party - "Dance Magic" airing on June 17, and, since it was airing on the same network as Legend of Everfree, everybody knew that somebody was going to upload the English version to a site like Dailymotion.

Then somebody found out that Poland carried the English version as well and promptly uploaded them to Dailymotion.  As a result, I am writing this on June 11!  So, how about that special?  Well, what if I told you that it featured the Shadowbolts...  Inexplicably minus Indigo Zap, but, in any case, this is the first time they've appeared in anything since the third EqG movie, Friendship Games.  That immediately got me excited, considering Friendship Games, while not as good as Rainbow Rocks (then again, I doubt Rainbow Rocks's status as the best EqG movie will ever be topped), was very good on its own right.  Oh, and being called "Dance Magic" and being something Equestria Girls-related, you knew there was going to be some kind of music number.  Here, it happens to be part of the storyline.  Speaking of...

We start off with our humane six washing Big Mac's truck.  We find out that they are trying to raise funds to fix Camp Everfree, and the car wash was part of that fundraiser.  Twilight comes in carrying all the money they've gotten so far, and, so far, they only have half of the funds they need. Considering almost everybody in the group has tried to chip in in their own way, everybody wonders what is next.  Rarity hasn't done anything yet, but she has a plan and calls for everybody to meet her in the music room later on.  Spoilers:  she has nothing, but, at the mall, she comes across a TV ad for a music video competition.  She then immediately runs to sign up for the competition... and runs into Sour Sweet, Sunny Flare, Lemon Zest, and Sugarcoat of Crystal Prep Academy.  Again, no Indigo Zap for some strange reason.  Anyways, they're here to sign up for the competition as well.  Rarity goes ahead and shares literally everything she had in mind for the Rainbooms' music video with the 'Bolts... and later on, with the rest of the Rainbooms.  However, there is one problem.  They would need to use the money they've raised so far in order to help with the music video - costumes and stuff.  Of course, everybody agrees to take this risk.

Cut to later on still, when the 'Booms start working on their video.  A lot of things go wrong - missed cues, ripped clothing, among other things.  That ripped clothing sends Rarity back to the fabric store at the mall, and, after Rarity is finished doing business there, she stumbles upon the 'Bolts working on their video... using Rarity's idea.  Now I bet she wished she didn't spill literally all the beans with regard to her ideas for the Rainbooms' video in front of the 'Bolts' faces.  Anyways, we then see Rarity working on fixing that ripped clothing in her bedroom, when the rest of the 'Booms show up.  Rarity shares the fact that the 'Bolts now have her ideas and concepts and are now seemingly executing them better than their own attempts so far.  While the rest of the group tries to reassure her that the 'Booms will knock it out of the park, Rarity promises everybody that she will give those Crystal Prep students a piece of her mind.  Twilight eventually agrees to join her, if only to point her in the right direction... to the school itself, that is.  The two of them then sneak into the school and work their way into the music room, where they see the four 'Bolts practicing.  Insert crazy Rarity face here.  It is then revealed that the 'Bolts have seemingly finished work on their video and will be submitting it soon.  Back on home turf, after Rarity shares this with the rest of the humane seven, everybody eventually agrees to come up with a new video concept.

Several failed concepts later, Rarity basically admits defeat, goes to the ice cream parlor, and mopes in the only way she can.  The 'Bolts happen to be there as well, talking about... a new concept for their video.  Of course, this gets Rarity's attention, so she walks on over to the four and she says she has a plan... Later, in the Canterlot High gym, we see Rarity's plan in action:  while the 'Booms were good at coming up with a song, they weren't good at dancing, while the reverse was true for the 'Bolts:  good at dancing, bad at songwriting.  You know where this is going:  the two join forces, share a pretty good moral, make their crazy good music video, and, of course, wind up winning the competition.  The song itself was very good and memorable - but I'll stick to my Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Judas Priest, and Witchfinder General, thank you very much.  (No offense if any 'Booms or 'Bolts happen to be reading this - that style of music is definitely not my preference.)  Oh, and I haven't mentioned what the Crystal Prep students were going to do if they were to win.  Their goal was to host their spring dance on a yacht using the money won.  Well, it turns out the cash prize was big enough for both that to happen and the Camp Everfree fundraiser to be a success.  We see all 11 of them watching their video on a TV at the mall, and they celebrate.  Rarity suggests to Sour Sweet that the Rainbooms perform the song at the Crystal Prep spring dance, which Sour Sweet seems to be fine with.  Everybody then rolls off to get some celebreatory chow, and... roll credits!

I think it's going to be hard for the next two specials to top this one, because folks, this was good - and I've seen the other two specials already!  While I'm still not 100% sold on the idea of an actual EqG-focused TV series or miniseries, my message to the EqG team is this:  If such a thing ever happens, take a look back at "Dance Magic", because this might be the best reference as to how an EqG TV series might look and feel.  Not to give too much of the other two specials away for those who haven't seen them yet, but this special, to me, was the most consistent and well-paced of the three, with a story that felt like something FiM has tackled in the past ("Rarity Takes Manehatten", anybody?).  Okay, "Movie Magic" is good as well, but I think this one just barely edges it out.  The twist - the 'Booms and 'Bolts teaming up to make the video - felt very satisfying to see play out when the song started up.  It might've been a bit predictable, but I consider being predictable not a bad thing if you have good execution - and this definitely had good execution.  Now, I did have a few problems here.  I legit cringed when Rarity spilled her ideas for the Rainbooms' video right in front of the Shadowbolts' faces.  Of course, it wound up becoming moot at the end, but still... On the other hand, it's one of those scenarios where I'm not sure how else it could've been written while still keeping this storyline intact, and, considering Rarity was pretty good in every other part of this special, I'll chalk it up to being a nitpick of mine.  Heck, I consider Indigo Zap's odd absence even more jarring than anything Rarity did in this.  Seriously, where was she?  Though, what we did see from the Shadowbolts here was really good.  Maybe Indigo would've muddied the waters more, leaving the other 'Bolts with less room to breathe and develop.  The big highlight of this was, indeed, the music number.  I really hate to constantly make Rainbow Rocks comparisons because I know I get tired of making them and constantly saying that RR's songs (the Dazzlings', specifically - oh please EqG team, have them appear again some day, if only Sonata) are still good to this day, so I'll just say that, of all the songs EqG has pulled off over the years, this one was really good.  Again, maybe not my taste, but still, I found myself appreciating it.  Overall, this shows that EqG can work in a format like this - good story, good comedy, good music number, good pacing...  To some, including me, this might be as good as it gets when it comes to these specials.

Next week:
  Our humane seven travel to a movie studio to see the filming of the next Daring Do film...  Yeah, Daring Do is a film series as well as a series of novels in this universe!  Oh, and some of the props are stolen.  That's usually never good.

Am I going to have to start making a list of characters I'd like to see again in EqG media?  The one I have for FiM is long enough, but the one for EqG might just be even longer, and the Crystal Prep gals will be right below the Dazzlings on that list...  Maybe that's where a possible EqG TV series could shine.

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pk-condor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
You have with your loved ones a Happy Birthday and many happy years and this year God fill you with blessings and happiness my friend. =P :hug: :iconballoonplz::iconballoonplz::iconballoonplz: :iconballooonplz: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:  :hug: :hug: :huggle: :huggle: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :airborne: :airborne: :airborne: :iconponyhugplz: :iconapplejackplz: :icondragonhug: :airborne: :wave: :w00t: :w00t: :#1: :#1: :popcorn: :love: :meow: :meow:  :iconcaekplz: :icongiftplz: :iconpinkiepiecakeplz: :icongiftplz: :icongiftplz: :icongiftplz:  :iconballooonplz: :iconballooonplz: :iconballooonplz::icondragonglomp: :cake::iconhappybirthdayplz: :iconpresentplz::iconcheerplz: :iconlabeatplz:
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Corrupted-Soul1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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HunterBrony101 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Animation sm Happy Birthday 2 Spideypool - Happy Birthday 1Spideypool - Happy Birthday 2 Surprise! 
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eagc7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
happy bday
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VanillaCreamKilly Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Happy Birthday!! 
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Happy Birthday ^^
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SaturnStar14 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch and sorry for the spam on your deviations xD I'm just tired to see this guy bash on one of my fave episodes.
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