So, here's a (very late)
recap of this week starting wiiith HURRICANE FLUTTERSHY!If you haven't seen the latest episode yet well WHAT ARE YOU DOING? GO WATCH IT!
Hurricane Fluttershy was pretty awesome! A lot of people ran analysis on it so I'll just touch up on the things I particularly liked about it. Firstly we have DERPY! A lot of Derpy, all throughout the episode! It's nice to see she's just as fun as usual and wasn't affected anymore by the derp-changing a while ago. I think it's pretty safe to assume she'll stay this way in the future, so yay!
Near the start we also got a glimpse of FLUTTERTREE! If that wasn't a nod to the fans, I don't know what is.
We also got several new pegasi designs, which look great! New blood in the pony ranks is always appreciated.
YEEAAAAAARGHHH!!! stallion was also a fun sighting with his diverse vocabulary(think he's friends with Big Mac?) and interesting design. I've seen many names for him but I don't think the fandom has agreed on something yet. Roid Rage seems to be pretty popular and though it might fit, I'm not very fond of referencing drugs. Broncules, Snowflake or Benchpress are other popular choices.
Another awesome reference was Twilight mentioning that she can't speak squirrel. Ring any bells? No? How about now?
Did you know Tara Strong who voices Twilight Sparkle also voiced Bubbles on the Powerpuff Girls? And she COULD speak squirrel!
Finally, character development. Fluttershy looked quite paranoid in this one, perhaps a bit too much considering nopony actually laughed at her. I suppose it's understandable, and that worked very well with the flow of the action up to the running away and training in the forest montage. Angel's attitude has also improved, supporting Fluttershy in her attempts to overcome her fear. Rainbow Dash also suffered an improvement in her attitude, proving that she is, indeed, the element of loyalty. Her genuine sadness when Fluttershy didn't want to join the team, despite her weak wingpower as well as the joy felt when Fluttershy finally overcame her fear made up for the jerk-ish attitude she had this season. It was also surprising to see her settling for less than the record wingpower so easily.
As for the wingpower itself, I ran some numbers and the 800 WP mark isn't random at all, but rather plausible considering the average pony's WP is 9-10. I won't bore you with the calculations though.
In other news, World of Tanks has been sapping my free time and preventing me from doing enough pony stuff! I still draw them on paper daily but there's nothing really impressive worth uploading mostly just practicing them or trying out poses/designs. I was thinking of doing a sketch dump with all of the sketches I've done that are closer to my heart. I really want to finish this Photoshop thing I've had planned but I just can't abandon it! What am I talking about? Some may know, others will have to see.
, I'll provide .PSDs for my stuff soon enough. I'll just have to get some things in order.
Double oh! MY LLAMA IS UPGRADED! Now it can do..SO MUCH MORE THINGS! Yay for 10 llamas! Check out that animated cape! I keep thinking I should do something to celebrate it but...eh...
So until next week, brony on everypony!