Author Archives: Hsere
Previously, I observed that “Friendship is Magic, Part 1” packs a ton of exposition into a 22-minute episode. This raises an obvious question: how does it do this without becoming boring? To address that, let’s turn to the Writing Excuses … Continue reading
WARNING: spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen the recent sneak-peak and want to go into Season 6 completely blind, turn back now. That said, this is the kind of spoiler that makes me more excited for the episode, rather than … Continue reading
As divisive as Equestria Girls is, most people agree that the series has improved over time. And while I believe that’s true, even the otherwise-excellent Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games have moments that make me cringe: Principal Cinch: I know … Continue reading
I’ve written before about Twilight’s status as a princess, and how it was under-utilized for most of Season 4: …[I]n most episodes that weren’t specifically about her princesshood, there wasn’t much acknowledgement that anything had changed, beyond her new wings. … Continue reading
I would not call “Princess Spike” a “bad episode”, but I hated watching “Princess Spike”. Apparently, I’m not alone in this. By conventional wisdom, this is not surprising; Spike episodes are frequently unpopular. And “Princess Spike” typifies a common complaint … Continue reading
Hoo, boy — that just happened. And…it wasn’t very good. In fact — it was just bad.
I’m giving a panel at TrotCon! July 17th-19th, Columbus, OH! What the fuck have I gotten myself into!? Regardless, awhile ago I concocted an essay, but decided it would work better in presentation/speech format. If you’re going to be at … Continue reading