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This is a good way to start off the season. Its different. There was no super villain trying to blow the world up this time. Relatable obstacles and fighting intolerance.... [Read more]

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School Daze (2)
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School Daze (2) (S08E02) is the second episode of season eight of "My Little Pony: Friendship i... More School Daze (2) (S08E02) is the second episode of season eight of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" released on Sat Mar 24, 2018. Over 168 TV Time users rated it a 7.66/10 with their favorite characters being Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle, Kelly Sheridan as Starlight Glimmer and Andrea Libman as Fluttershy/Pinkie Pie.
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March 2018

This is a good way to start off the season. Its different. There was no super villain trying to blow the world up this time. Relatable obstacles and fighting intolerance.

This is a good way to start off the season. Its different. There was no super villain trying to blow the world up this time. Relatable obstacles and fighting intolerance.
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March 2018

This second half of the premiere was a lot stronger than the first. I think story-wise, the whole point of the school is more to showcase Twilight's eventual transition to Ruler of Equestria, given that she's now checked every box required to take over the role (is a princess, has had a "successor pupil," now has a school, and has proven to be able to adequately wield the power of the sun and moon).

As for the politics of the episode (see my comment for part 1 for more), I believe the episode adequately portrayed both sides of the argument well. Twilight wanted to spread friendship to all creatures while Neighsay didn't because of the past conflicts Equestria has had with them. It's understandable in both lights because what Twilight sees as friendly people Neighsay sees as unfriendly creatures because each has had different life experiences.

I also find it a bit sly that every student in the school is a pony save for a single token student from one of the other five nations of the world. It's almost like a commentary on Affirmative Action, except the show subtly hints at how it can be done better by selecting minorities for their merit instead of because of what they were born as. I don't know, something about that fact just kind of struck me as odd.

I think the idea of acceptance is big in this episode, but there's also a message of equality. To be honest, both sides of the political spectrum seem to villainize specific races, with liberals making white people out to be evil while conservatives have a disdain towards people of color. Instead of taking a side involving empowerment of one creature over another, the episode makes everyone equal, with ponies being the teachers not because of their power over the other races, but rather for the simple fact that they came up with the idea of the friendship school in the first place.

I've said it before and I'll say it again; My Little Pony tackles politics in a more mature way than most "adult" shows would ever dare to. Because it's a kids show it does have to be subtle and the prevailing portrayal does have to be more liberal-oriented. But personally, from my perspective, there's a lot more equality here than in any other show I've seen, which is awesome.

I'd love to dig more into this, but I'd rather not write a longer essay than what I just wrote. I loved this episode and I'm glad Season 8 is starting off on the right hoof. All I know is this; there's no possible way it could be worse than Season 6.

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September 2018

what is "the eye thing" ? can anypony explain?

what is "the eye thing" ? can anypony explain?
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September 2018

the song is sooo so good i can't wait to listen to it again and sing it in the shower

the song is sooo so good i can't wait to listen to it again and sing it in the shower
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March 2018

Io AMO i nuovi mane 6. Voglio una storyline su di loro che salvano equestria💛❤️💙💚💜mi piacciono sopratutto perché sono di razze miste e abbattono ogni muro

I LOVE the new mane 6. I want a storyline about them that save equestria💛❤️💙💚💜 I like mainly because they are of mixed races and knock down every wall

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Io AMO i nuovi mane 6. Voglio una storyline su di loro che salvano equestria💛❤️💙💚💜mi piacciono sopratutto perché sono di razze miste e abbattono ogni muro
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