How to participate in the liveblog chat:
Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!
Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Capcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at just before 10:30 a.m. EST. After the chat, I will update this post with a log of the conversation.
Chat log follows:
<@Sylocat> Aaaaaaand we’re off
<kriss1989> New episode!
<Froborr> Why is my stream like two minutes behind?
<AlicornPriest> What, really? Darn, mine is too.
<kriss1989> Please don’t suck please don’t suck please don’t suck..
<@Sylocat> So are the Equestria games another new season-long arc, like the GGG?
<kriss1989> Not her!
<Froborr> Episode starting for me.
<AlicornPriest> Aaah, don’t overreact to this stuff, I’m still waiting for it to start! D:
<Froborr> Oh no, not her.
<Froborr> “Games Pony Play” was one of the worst episodes.
<JeffersonLeeEng> Let finish my banana and fire u
<kriss1989> RD, don’t interupt the gueast speaker.
<kriss1989> Even if it is Hashwinny.
<@Sylocat> During the commercial, hit refresh and see if the stream catches up
<JeffersonLeeEng> Unplug the tablet too
<AlicornPriest> Not Ms. Peachbottom. 🙁
<kriss1989> On the opening song, same with everytone else?
<Froborr> Opening song.
<Froborr> I do like the new visuals.
<@Sylocat> Yeah… in addition to the new photo, it has Discord and Luna
<kriss1989> Shoe comercial
<kriss1989> Swap force looks silly.
<Froborr> Vacuum commercial.
<kriss1989> And we are in sync!
<@Sylocat> EDid you refresh the stream?
<Froborr> Closed and reopened.
<Froborr> I can hear my roommate, though, she’s ahead.
<Froborr> I’m still on Littlest Pet Shop commercial.
<Froborr> Ponyville has a flag?
<@Sylocat> Was that drawing juggling scorpions?
<Froborr> Please die in a fire Harshwinnie k thx.
<Froborr> I think it’s juggling smaller ponies.
<JeffersonLeeEng> Interesting program descriptor on tv guide for this ep..”scottaloo (sic) convinced to fly ponyville flag for equestria games”
<kriss1989> RD actually does need to stay professional.
<Froborr> “And this one time, at flight camp, I stuck a flag in my…”
<Froborr> I’m a terrible person.
<AlicornPriest> You know, bringing back a character whose major character trait (and whose name) is being mean… not the best idea.
<JeffersonLeeEng> starting ep now
<@Sylocat> So professional
<kriss1989> I thik she’s the only pony that would be ahppier not being surrounded by ponies.
<AlicornPriest> @Scootaloo logic!
<JeffersonLeeEng> rd entrance…cal
<Froborr> Hey, it’s a CMC episode that has diddly squat to do with cutie marks.
<kriss1989> Isn’t that supposed to be all over Equestria?
<AlicornPriest> Intriguing… Ponyville is the only place where all three kinds meet.
<Froborr> So far this song is… acceptable.
<JeffersonLeeEng> skipping thru 1st commercials
<AlicornPriest> What is this meter?
<kriss1989> Good coriography for an improve song with children.
<@Sylocat> Slab Bulkhead. Fridge Largemeat. Punt Speedchunk. Butch Deadlift.
<Froborr> AP–not true, there’s ponies of multiple kinds shown in Canterlot and IIRC Manehatten.
<AlicornPriest> Wwell, that’s what they said, at least…
<kriss1989> Little kid logic.
<JeffersonLeeEng> rd stop being so hyper
<Froborr> Da fuq why is Snowflake afraid of butterflies!?
<kriss1989> OKay, the training montage is cute.
<AlicornPriest> You’ve got hearts as strong as horses! We get it! XD
<Froborr> “We’re like sharks right now.”
<AlicornPriest> lol XD
<Froborr> “Nailed it!”
<kriss1989> How did you plan a routine thatt fast?
<kriss1989> Blanks doesn’t have anything to do with it!
<Froborr> Their cutie marks represent playing the spoons and cat’s cradle.
<Froborr> This is truth in my brain, you will not convince me otherwise.
<kriss1989> Hey, they realize they can win without marks!
<JeffersonLeeEng> 1500 hours…sharp
<@Sylocat> This commercial is awesome
<Froborr> Yeah, bear-fighting kid has nothing on smoothies.
<JeffersonLeeEng> So far this is pretty much shaling upa
<JeffersonLeeEng> to be run of the mill cmc ep
<kriss1989> Also, aren’t horses from Saddle Arabia?
<JeffersonLeeEng> first song is not too bad
<Froborr> Those are the only horses we’ve seen, but there’s nothing that says there aren’t other horses elsewhere.
<AlicornPriest> The episode’s alreaedy half-over, and nothing has happened so far. :/
<kriss1989> Snow storm IRL, darn it.
<@Sylocat> Does Fleur de Lis count?
<kriss1989> Power stay o power stay on power stay on…
<AlicornPriest> She’s just anorexic.
<Froborr> Yes, spoiled rich brats. Spy on others’ routines instead of developing your own, that always works.
<kriss1989> It’s going to be good and the ep is about them getting sabotaged isn’t it?
<kriss1989> Okay RD trying to stay calm is hilarious!
<@Sylocat> Oh, Diamond Tiara
<Froborr> “But how do we stop them? We already called them blank flanks! That’s our entire skillset!”
<AlicornPriest> “Remember, if you’re bullied, it’s just because they’re jealous.”
<@Sylocat> The scene from the comic-con animatic
<JeffersonLeeEng> looking down on the cmc w/o cutie marks is so old hat
<kriss1989> DT no, that’s too evil.
<kriss1989> Are they…they are.
<@Sylocat> Yes, yes they are
<Froborr> Oh yes, pick on the disabled kid.
<kriss1989> Okay, they are just evil ow.
<Froborr> That’s like Veronica Mars rich kid level of rich kid evil.
<Froborr> It is *clearly* time for the proletariat to unite.
<AlicornPriest> Watching her fight to fly… 🙁
<kriss1989> 5 times as hard!
<@Sylocat> Use special effects! Magician-levitation wire!
<Froborr> Hire Trixie!
<Froborr> WTF RANDOM AD JUST INTERRUPTED THE EP I WILL DESTROY ALL THAT LIVES
<AlicornPriest> I can’t find this funny. It’s just too sad. 🙁
<kriss1989> I know, it’s sad.
<Froborr> WHERE ARE THESE ADS COMING FROM?
<kriss1989> Disabled kid episodes really are
<JeffersonLeeEng> scootaloo determined to fly
<Froborr> Okay, they’re demonstrating again.
<kriss1989> ANd now it looks like what we expect a CMC attempt to look like.
<Froborr> Wait, no, it just skipped at least one scene.
<Froborr> …can Scootaloo fly now? WHAT DID I MISS?
<kriss1989> Scootaloo, no, bad!
<Froborr> Okay, no, she’s still struggling.
<@Sylocat> She can hover in place for like 3 seconds
<Froborr> And the stream just cut out.
<kriss1989> 20 times as hard! 30! 50!
<@Sylocat> All our streams are out of sync
<JeffersonLeeEng> i’d rather hasue syvester as coach rather than coach rd
<kriss1989> I feel so bad for her now.
<Froborr> This is DISASTROUS.
<Froborr> And it seems like there’s actually a pretty good episode underneath these technical difficulties and confusions.
<Froborr> Wait, why is there a train?
<kriss1989> Poor Scootaloo…AB that’s not how you handle this problem!
<@Sylocat> They were heading to the Crystal Empire… for some reason
<Froborr> How much you want to bet the commercials play perfectl fine with no issues?
<@Sylocat> HAHAH! Oh, next week’s episode looks awesome!
<AlicornPriest> I’m glad, at least, to see all three of them reacting differently to something in a meaningful way.
<kriss1989> POwer Ponies looks fun.
<Froborr> Okay, next time we’re having the liveblog at like 2 in the afternoon and using a Youtube video. No technical difficulties/unsynched streams, and I get to sleep in.
<kriss1989> Fluttershy at build a bear…*grabs keys and drives*
<AlicornPriest> Yeah, should be good. I want to see what all their powers are.
<@Sylocat> Works for me
<Froborr> Power Ponies looks good, yeah.
<kriss1989> *comes back* oh wait, closet brony.
<AlicornPriest> “Hello, sir. How may I help you?” “FLUTTERSHY! NOW!”
<Froborr> AP–that’s what I’d be like if I knew where there was a Build-a-Bear.
<kriss1989> It’s Season 3 again!
<@Sylocat> For a second I thought they were singing either “Babs Seed” or Sugar Rush
<JeffersonLeeEng> ah, back to real time for me
<AlicornPriest> “Seat Pet, Seat Pet, what we gonna do?”
<Froborr> Show back!
<kriss1989> Okay, will Scootaloo be confirmed to never fly in the show?
<JeffersonLeeEng> scootaloo staying home
<@Sylocat> “Seat Pet, Seat Pet, jump into your racing… er… pet?”
<@Sylocat> I doubt they’ll end the Disabilities Episode™ by saying, “Hey, kids, a disability is something you can overcome by wishing really hard!”
<Froborr> Remember, if your friend doesn’t want to participate with you, you must force them to come along or you’re a bad friend.
<kriss1989> DT & SS are so evil.
<Froborr> NO NOT THE SCOOTER
<JeffersonLeeEng> Rainbow dash doing her best i press
<AlicornPriest> Well, but… positive peer pressure?
<kriss1989> I do not like them one bit either.
<Froborr> Yeah, I think they have officially out-evilled Babs Seed at this point.
<JeffersonLeeEng> best impression on sue sylvester and mr. shue
<AlicornPriest> Is that her room? :O
<kriss1989> They out eviled Nightmare Moon at this point.
<Froborr> Wow, Scootaloo isn’t homeless1
<kriss1989> Well she’s not an orphan now.
<Froborr> She could still be an orphan.
<AlicornPriest> This could be the room in her orphanage. 😛
<@Sylocat> The feels!
<Froborr> YAY, SONG REPRISE!
<kriss1989> Thank you RD, you got this thing! God job with the emotional stuff and dealing with a deficult subject.
<AlicornPriest> I also like the “citizenship above self” message.
<Froborr> Yeah, RD did surprisingly well as the coach.
<kriss1989> Are they…outspeeding a train!
<AlicornPriest> Scoots is just that awesome.
<JeffersonLeeEng> remeber professionalism
<@Sylocat> And serves Harshwinny right
<Froborr> That was pretty darn good!
<JeffersonLeeEng> power ponies?
<@Sylocat> That was great!
<Froborr> Way to put Harshwinny in her place, RD.
<@Sylocat> Nice debut by Ed Valentine
<kriss1989> Thak you episode for not only not sucking, but being awesome!