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Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!
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Speaking of which, I updated last week’s liveblog a couple of days ago.
Chatlog for “Leap of Faith” below the cut!
<Froborr> OMG Big Mac and Applejack splashing SO ADORBS
<Froborr> BUT WHY DO THE APPLES GET MORE EPISODES THAN EVERYONE ELSE COMBIENS
<Froborr> Is this a Granny episode?
<Froborr> Granny is the best Apple!
<Froborr> And this silent film thing is awesome.
<Froborr> You know, the opening credits need a couch gag.
<Froborr> Like, maybe the final picture is slightly different every episode.
<Froborr> Dear Princess Celestia: Today I learned that athletic competition should be left to the races that are good at it.
<Froborr> Seriously WTF Granny, “Leave it to the pegasi?”
<Froborr> OH MY GOD THE FLIM FLAM BROTHERS!
<Froborr> I did NOT expect them to come back!
<Froborr> Oh my god Doctor Whooves for the better time!
<Froborr> YES now they’re the medical-industrial complex instead of ust generic capitalism!
<Froborr> Fun fact: snake oil actually IS good for you, it’s full of Omega-3.
<Froborr> THEY EVEN HAVE AN AUDIENCE PLANT THIS IS THE BEST!
<Froborr> Oh no. Poor Granny. She’s pondering getting them to heal her hip, isn’t she?
<Froborr> This is why I never hope. Hope is evil.
<Froborr> Also, given that I’m watching Baccano! at the moment, this is gaining extra creepiness.
<Froborr> hay fever
<Froborr> Wow, that was quite the final sting.
<Froborr> No, there’s no tonic in Equestria that can make an old pony young again, but it’s amazing what a dose of confidence and some old-fashioned placebo effect can do.
<Froborr> Granny is going to hurt herself so bad.
<Froborr> The tonic is about 80% Flim-Flam pee and 20% year-old cider.
<Froborr> Farm pony with big glasses? He’s going to turn into Superpony, isn’t he?
<Froborr> Heheh, “Shill.”
<Froborr> This is the episode where Applejack teaches someone an important lesson about Honesty and gets her crystal coffer key, isn’t it?
<Froborr> And it’ll be Shill that learns the lesson.
<Froborr> Apple juice and beet leaves? Ew.
<Froborr> Hmm, this is actually a good dilemma for Applejack! Honesty vs. her family’s happiness!
<Froborr> And now Applejack is morally complicit in everyone hurt by the fake tonic.
<Froborr> APPLEJACK WHAT ARE YOU DOING
<Froborr> Either you have somehow forgotten that the tonic is fake, or you are hatching a Wacky Scheme ™ liable to get your GRANDMOTHER injured!
<Froborr> Hmm, I’m noticing a lot of the same ponies in line as earlier in the episode.
<Froborr> Nothing so toxic or easily manipulated as hope.
<Froborr> Yep, and that’s why people with a reputation for honesty have an obligation to actually be, y’know, honest. Including with themselves.
<Froborr> Okay, their routine is actually really beautiful.
<Froborr> lol, Lyra.
<Froborr> This is quite possibly the best Applejack episode ever.
<Froborr> She is getting ACTUAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT and CONSEQUENCES and DILEMMAS
<Froborr> Applejack is going to end up breaking the record, isn’t she?
<Froborr> Or not. Dang.
<Froborr> Yay, another double-moral1
<Froborr> Jimmy Stewart! That’s who Shill reminds me of!
<Froborr> That is PERFECTION ITSELF.
<Froborr> Yeah, that bit is the next key, isn’t it?
<Froborr> Okay, yeah, that was a really good episode.
<Froborr> Not quite MAUD PIE good, but what is?
<Froborr> Though structurally, it was notably VERY similar to Rarity in Manehattan. Still, good stuff.