August 30, 2014

[Deconstruction is Magic] My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, episode 8 "Look Before You Sleep"

"Again, it's a very simple, by-the-numbers story on the surface, but instead of just playing the beats in the listed fashion, they subvert it by openly reading off the list the characters are trying to follow, and get in the way of the expected tropes as they have to find ways to bond outside the artificial structure Twilight is so eager to impose. This leads to some surprising twists here and there, particularly the climax where their destructive behavior leads to a genuine amount of unexpected destruction."

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