If everyone here watched A Canterlot Wedding, the 2-part season 2 finale of MLP, you would all become Bronies right after This Day Aria.
[DISCLAIMER: this thread is heavily influenced by opinion, as this is about convincing me to be a brony.]
My thoughts, written out as I watched:
- The opening theme makes me want to barf. Far too sugary and clean for my taste.
- The character design has a certain elegance to it, but is far too simplistic in a way that leaves me wanting more. It's like the potato chip of design styles.
- Why is Twilight getting so mad when the reasonable reaction is just to go see her brother and ask him why he didn't tell her before? If they're actually as close as she makes it seem, why is she so quick to get angry at him? Seems pretty contrived.
- oh god they're singing
- PRINCESS MI AMORE CALZONE PASTA FONDULI CAPICOLA
- Why were the guards on the train tracks? If that train wasn't supposed to pass, what exactly were they going to do to stop it?
- Really minor, but I noticed a continuity error. In one shot, Twilight's color streak is on one side of her horn and in the next shot (from the same side) it's on the other side. There's probably more things like this that I don't notice.
- As I thought, Shining's failure to notify Twilight of the wedding is not his fault. This is really predictable.
- I find how smooth the animation of their eyeballs is to be unsettling.
- Cadence just manipulated the minds of two strangers (?) with some kind of love magic. I bet this kind of moral looseness and manipulative ability isn't going to figure into the wedding at all...
- So Cadence is fucked up for whatever reason. I get the feeling we're going to fix that by the end of this.
- As much as Cadence is fucked up, Twilight is a bitch that seems too quick to judge at almost everything. I definitely get the sense that Twilight has a fair share of Mary Sueness - she's special, she's smart, she's a princess and she seems overly sure of herself and her emotions, even to the point of getting mad at her brother before she has a reasonable amount of information and turning against Cadence immediately instead of even considering the other ponies' suggestion that Cadence's behavior is just because of pre-wedding nerves. In short, I don't like her. It's like Superman without any of the moderation or actual intelligence of Superman.
- oh noooooo she's using her maaaaaaaaaaagic on him who could have seen this coming??????? Of course, it's set up perfectly to allow for the possibility of her simply having used her magic to stop the pain of Shining's headaches from doing the shield thing, so I expect more drama on that front later. Also, it's a weird green magic which, if the color scheme of any of the other ponies tells me anything, indicated that this might not be Cadence at all.
- And the other ones are the new bridesmaids so Twilight's going to have to fix eeeeeeeverything by herself. Oh boy.
- And at the confrontation, Shining vouches that Cadence was, of course, healing him with her magic. yay
- haha get fucked twilight. Of course, this is right at the middle of this two-parter, so it's natural for this to be the lowest point in the story. I fully expect her to have some kind of triumphant comeback later on.
- stop singing
- I like Cadence. she make green fire and doesn't afraid of anything. See you in hell, Twilight.
- great, it's the theme song again
- Oh, she pretty much is in hell. This would be funny if it wasn't so predictable.
- Why did the magic bolt reflect off of the first crystal but smash the subsequent crystals?
- Twilight is being stupid again. If she was actually smart, she would ask herself why evil Cadence would bother to be down here in the caves with her instead of just saying "a likely story".
- just stop fucking singing please
- While I hate the music, evil Cadence is still awesome.
- God, that was a really contrived escape from the brainwashed bridesmaids. That basically made evil Cadence's awesome brainwashing magic seem a lot less powerful.
- we DBZ now. Also, evil Cadence is, of course, not really Cadence.
- Pointless fight. There are so many of the changelings that they shouldn't have wasted time fighting any of them.
- No, you shouldn't have listened to her, Apple. You didn't see anything evil and Twilight was acting like a bitch.
- they're singing again but I'm slightly more OK with it because it's the evil one
- Why is Twilight the only one that does anything during the song?
- they're touching tips. das gay
- oh wow their love saaaaaaaved eeeeverythiiiiiiiiing i think im dying
- Don't congratulate her, Celestia. You literally admit that she went on instinct. This is basically saying that if you think someone is an asshole that you should witch-hunt them and not question yourself.
- They're singing again but it's terrible because the evil one is gone AND this song has a terrible, plasticky electronica style.
It was about what I expected. It was a cheesy, cheery, saccharine kids show about goodness and love. It was predictable, simplistic and facile - as it should be, really, seeing as how it's a show for CHILDREN. I don't feel any particular emotion from it and I'm not really interested in watching more of it. What is there here for me? The only thing that I was even mildly intrigued by was the changelings - and even that was just in comparison to the main characters. Comparing the changelings to villains that I like from other franchises isn't even fair.
tl;dr watched A Canterlot Wedding, there was a lot of stuff that I didn't care about or actively disliked, did not become a brony.