>>2302>Though I'm not a huge fa of much of what was out currently it does seem like a lot of fiction just started goig crazy with lore, too the poit where I'd even say they put lore first before story.
lore is fine....in a small doses as far as I am concerned. The fandom overhyped that stuff a lot when MLP was scarce in that part but now, several RPGs would kill for having such defined lore and backstory as this franchise does. Even the mane 6 have overcome more adventures than the typical RPG character, some of them would have died in the middle of the road.
I do like lore for the fanfic stories and I even use them for context or explanations, but lore should not be used as a headline goal. It should lead to character interactions and backstories but the characters always go first. This is why School Raze or To Where and Back Again work so well. They have some stuff behind by introducing new places but what make them so great, are what the protagonists do and say between each other so those introductions don´t feel so intrusive. >This still relates to my point above. This is exactly the way I like lore, with a little mystery and a little subtlety.
Absolutely. Hence my long explanations in almost every episode for this season.>I was concerned for the end of season 7 that the show was going to be obsessed with answering every question and leaving no stone unturned with giant amounts of fanservice that would grow tiresome.
A Rockhoof and A Hard Place was the antidote to that concern. It translated all the heavy lore into a slice of life story but putting the pillars as normal ponies with one of them struggling to adapt into the modern life.
About fanservice, unless we talk about Slice of Life and meta episodes, at first, it feels like the show brings fanservice onto the table but it makes it natural somehow. Starswirl, Celestia episodes, the comeback of Trixie, the CMC with their cutie marks....they were introduced as something the fans asked a lot for a while and it feels like they were listening. However, they WORK and mold them in order to feel like a natural step, so you cannot point them out so easily whenever you are a newfag to the show or after they received a good amount of time in the show. >I think I like what they have going with the harmony tree being intelligent and the fact that it wasn't just flat out stated to us it's full intent or history spelled out in that episode. Probably my favorite thing from season 8: implications over explanations.
Agreed. Maybe FiM is one of those rare shows which has found a perfect balance between going slice of life with that little detail that raises questions around to entertain the audience for a little bit. It could be either censorship, Hasbro´s restrictions, plans for toys, etc; but the show manages to break the limits and even make it more interesting that releasing all the heavy stuff at once.
It could show all of it in a very short period but it doesn´t really need it in the first place but it adds something and builds into a payoff that becomes natural and inherent to what we know after a few episodes as I have explained in my previous lines.
Implications do bring bigger interpretations so the ratings could be more varied depending on the message caught by the viewer´s perception. However, that also makes them so fun to analyze and even appreciate for a second time. It´s mindblowing to see how a show put the message so clearly at the end of each episode and now, some fans struggle a bit to see the intentions from the episodes and put it secretly during the 22 minutes.
A fan in reddit (inb4 going to reddit)said that he didn´t like the show for being so different from the early seasons. It´s the same show and everything looks the same, but the way the pace flows, how the characters don´t act as innocent as they did back in season 1, bringing some real life messages into the magical setting....
FiM has died and reborn several times and it still goes with all the things learned on the road.....with a smile ironically.