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 Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at 3:00 p.m. EST. Afterwards, I will update this post with the chatlog.
Chatlog below the cut… sort of…
<Froborr> Okay, so before I start an apology: the reason there are separate chats is because I tried to pull an all-nighter to finish the book, and I failed.
<Froborr> Around 9:30 A.M. I decided to go to sleep, and I set an alarm for 2:45 P.M. so I could be on time for this chat.
<Froborr> I woke up at 4:30.
<Froborr> I have no idea why the alarm never went off. I’m kind of annoyed about it.
<Froborr> Anyway: show.
<Froborr> Street fair, huh?
<Froborr> That really doesn’t like Rarity’s scene.
<Froborr> *feel like
<Froborr> I will admit, Spike is less bad than any other dragon we’ve seen.
<Froborr> CREEPY DOLLS
<Froborr> Aw, poor Rarity.
<Froborr> I have a nasty feeling this is going to be a Spike and Rarity episode. I really really hope they gave it to a good Rarity writer…
<Froborr> The music coming back was great, very classic melodrama.
<Froborr> Oh good, Meghan McCarthy cowrote.
<Froborr> Guess of the moment: Spike goes all over the place trying to help Rarity, and by the time he gets back she’s already gotten over the setback and doing something new.
<Froborr> Ew, I suspect mixing magic an creative work is not a good idea.
<Froborr> Yes Spike, use the obviously evil book that’s ben locked away
<Froborr> HOLY SHIT HE JUST MELTED A LOCK
<Froborr> I did not think he could do that at this age
<Froborr> Spike is just fucking with Owlowiscious at this point.
<Froborr> So Rarity is god now.
<Froborr> That’s a pretty potent little spell.
<Froborr> What is up with the weird way this guy talks?
<Froborr> So, this is basically going to be The Cutie Box, but it’s Spike’s fault.
<Froborr> Owlowiscious knows what’s up.
<Froborr> OH NO, RARITY’S HAVING A RAVE!
<Froborr> No, she’s just unable to stop creating.
<Froborr> It’s basically that curse from the Sandman issue with the muse and the really evil author.
<Froborr> Yep, Rarity’s going into full megalomia, and of course Spike is doing whatever she wants and thus unable to see how messed up she is.
<Froborr> Okay, this birdhouse sequence is pretty funny.
<Froborr> Spike: Stop agreeing with everything Rarity says, she is never going to sleep with you!
<Froborr> I can hear the Nightmare Moon voice starting to seep in a bit. It’s a good touch.
<Froborr> Spike, Rarity is now ACTIVELY ENDANGERING LIVES.
<Froborr> Blah blah sometimes the best way to support someone is to tell them they’re screwing up
<Froborr> Weirdly, this is EXACTLY what the book chapter I was working on this morning is about.
<Froborr> Spike is definitely being the bronies this episode.
<Froborr> …You breath fire that can melt a lock, but you eat the book? Great thinking there, Spike.
<Froborr> SPIKE. STAHP.
<Froborr> Spike just very nearly got Owlowiscious killed.
<Froborr> Okay, that tree is legit awesome.
<Froborr> Rarity doesn’t remember? Spike had better honestly tell her what happened.
<Froborr> Ah, good. Points to Spike for not trying to keep it a secret.
<Froborr> And we end on–surprise!–Spike is a jerk.
<Froborr> At some point you have to wonder why that library has so many dark magic tomes in it.
<Froborr> Okay, so… that episode was all right?
<Froborr> I mean, that’s about as good as Spike episodes are going to get, I’m just really sick of Spike episodes.
<Froborr> Though it’s not really the show’s fault that I reviewed one just last weekend.