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  • Twilight Sparkle

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  • Applejack

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  • Rainbow Dash

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  • Rarity

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  • Pinkamena Diane "Pinkie" Pie

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  • Fluttershy

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  • Princess Celestia

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  • Princess Luna

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  • Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo

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  • Apple Bloom

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  • Sweetie Belle

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  • Scootaloo

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  • Zecora

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  • Big Macintosh

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  • Granny Smith

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  • Cheerilee

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  • The Mayor

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  • Lyra/Heartstrings

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  • Carrot Top/Godlen Harvest

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  • Vinyl Scratch/DJ Pon3

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Thread: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    A thought occurs...

    According to Amy Keating Rogers on Twitter, Filli Vanilli was originally going to be called "The Return of Flutterguy", before it was decided that that would be too spoilery... That had me thinking...

    This season seems to be all about gimmicks, as in each episode seems to be selling itself on a single gimmick, and the episode seems to be built around it as opposed to something that makes sense in the context of the series, thinking about how the characters would react in a certain situation, or anything like that. Castle Mane-ia was a pretty flat "spooky" episode, Daring Don't's gimmick was Daring Do being real, Power Ponies was a BLATANT comic book episode that felt completely interchangable with any other TV series, Bats! felt like an excuse to turn Fluttershy into a bat, Discord faking being sick just because, and now this, an episode that seems to want to bring back the Flutterguy voice.

    I should note that that doesn't mean this season is all that bad, or only has gimmicky episodes. Rarity Takes Manehatten, Pinkie Apple Pie, and Simple Ways feel like episodes right out of any previous season (though in the case of Rarity Takes Manehatten, that's kind of bad, given the whole "no one notices Twilight's a princess, but that's another discussion). Hell, even episodes that DO have something of a gimmick, Flight to the Finish being both about Scootaloo's flight problems and tying into the Equestria Games subplot, Pinkie's Pride guest starring Weird Al Yankovic, and even this very episode, managed to make the episode more meaningful using that gimmick, as opposed to the other episodes, in which the gimmick drives the whole plot.

    But here's the thing about this episode... in retrospect, I feel like this episode's gimmick was thought up before the episode. It feels like "hey, let's make an episode where the Flutterguy voice comes back, the fans really liked that!" Part of me feels like this is kind of a bad way to go about this, since it opens up a lot of questions... like how come Zecora has a potion that can instantly regrow chipped teeth yet her cure for a sore throat takes more then a day, why do the ponies refer to her manly voice as Flutterguy when it was originally used as teasing nickname from Spike, why did the ponies applaud a clearly female pony that has a really deep male voice instead of laughing, etc. Like I said, the episode manages to address the idea of loving to perform but hating performing in front of an audience spectacularly well, but I feel like you could have done that WITHOUT the gimmick of the Flutterguy voice.

    Eh, this was just a thought I had, and while I feel like this might be an issue with this episode (and season 4 as a whole) I don't think it's AS bad as Pinkie's characterization in this episode. Like I said, the episode is done really well, despite the gimmick possibly holding it back. Here's hoping the writers get more introspective with the series as opposed to just throwing ideas out there and fitting them into the plot later on.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    Watched "Twilight Time" recently. I didn't really like it. It seemed rather pointless and forced, and I don't really think anybody got major development. In fact, I can't even remember the lesson.

    But at least Twilight Sparkle was treated like a princess!

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    I'm going to be lazy and copy/past what I wrote on my blog about this episode... Admittedly, I was a little depressed yesterday, so it's extremely negative and kind of a downer, but it covers all the points I noticed/wanted to mention.

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    I wan to open this by saying, in regards to Amy Keating Rogers and last week's episode, I'm greatly troubled to see how people reacted in such an extreme way towards Ms. Rogers. Regardless of how well she writes her episodes of the characters, she did not deserve the treatment she got, nor should anyone have to go through what she did. Because of that, I'm finally going to get a Twitter account an apologize for the actions of my fellow Bronies and give her my condolences...

    HOWEVER!

    I will also make it clear that, despite the extreme reaction being uncalled for, she DID poorly write Pinkie Pie in such a way that created such a reaction. I'm not saying she had it coming, not at all, I'm saying that there's a reason for everything, and I think it's clear that a lot of people, myself included, didn't like how Pinkie Pie acted in Filli Vanilli. Speaking only for myself, I've never been a fan of Pinkie's innocent insensitivity, but the levels in which she went to in Filli Vanilli is easily the worst I've ever seen from Pinkie Pie, even worse then my previous most-hated Pinkie moment, that being when she stalked and pestered Cranky Doodle Donkey at the end of A Friend in Deed. And I honestly don't care if people actually found Pinkie funny, or if they can somehow justify it, the fact of the matter is I don't want to see this happen again, and I want Amy Keating Rogers to realize this and not dismiss all the criticisms at the episode as blind hatred. What I'm getting at is, I sympathize, even empathize with her a bit, but I also want her to grow into a better, more skilled writer in the process.

    ...And that nicely ties into this episode and Dave Polsky. Dave Polsky recently stated on Twitter that he's trying his hardest to get rid of his status as the most controversial writer for the show. And as much I don't care for him as a writer, I can't really blame him, because while I outright despise his first two episode, a lot of his more recent episodes seem to be trying to be good but still somehow manage to be controversial; Too Many Pinkie Pies had a questionable method of getting rid of all the Pinkie clones, Spike At Your Service had a cliched plot that came at the expect of Spike's character, Keep Calm and Flutter On... oy vey... Games Ponies Play had a plot that could easily be resolved in 5 seconds tops, and a resolution that made no sense, Daring Don't made a previously thought to be fictional character "real", and Rarity Takes Manehatten had ponies not acknowledge Twilight was a princess... Ironic, since this episode seems to be all about Twilight's princesshood.

    Let me get this right off the bat: no, I didn't like the episode. Which is not to say that it's bad, I just really didn't care for it. See, that's the thing about me, I try to acknowledge when something is good or bad, or just not for me personally. I'm sure from a technical standpoint, it's decent, and I'm sure many people could get some enjoyment out of it... I didn't. I honestly don't want to argue about it, because lord knows I've argued too much lately. In fact, what I said at the beginning is kind of why I won't be as in-depth this time around. I doubt I would have liked it anyway, even if the whole AKR Pinkie fiasco didn't happen, but it certainly didn't help, either. Anyway, let's get to this...

    Spoiler: My shorter then usual thoughts on Twilight Time 


    And I guess that's it. I didn't find the episode funny, I didn't like Diamond Tiara, who took up a lot of screentime in this episode and is the primary motivations for why the CMC did what they did, which again, why try to appease Diamond Tiara, they should know better by now!? But like I said, I'm not being very analytical here, I'm just stating my immediate thoughts on the episode. I doubt it'll get better the more I look into it, because Diamond Tiara is still thee, but I'm sure it's not as bad as I just made it out to be.

    Well... here's hoping Fluttershy can cheer me up next week... and that the Breezies aren't as bad as Pinkie.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    Well, the ep was... good! I will say some of it was kind of stupid, but seeing Twi be treated like a celebrity (and eating like a hog) was kinda funny!
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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    Whenever I see the Crusaders I think of this song... and that's a good thing.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    I saw the new episode. And now my logic that each "key" episode will have the recipients name in the title has been slammed to the sidewalk and hit in the stomach with a lead pipe. I liked the designs of the Breezies though (they're certainly more creative then the first breezies).

    Also, did everyone else notice Doctor Hooves walking with Rose and wearing 3D glasses? That was wonderful.
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    I feel like this weeks episode didn't have as much work put into it. It was okay, but I feel the writers could've put more work into it.

    but the breezies were so adorabluuuu~
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    Easy Breezy Beautiful Covergirl! ...Have I made that joke already? Well, even if I did, I hope I'm not the only one who made that joke, though I haven't been reading what people have been saying about the episode, so I wouldn't know.

    But yeah, I was away last Saturday, and thus missed the episode. I just saw it today because procrastination. Now that I've seen it...

    OMG THIS EPISODE IS SO CUTE!!! The Breezies themselves aren't that cute, at least until they started talking! Those high-pitched voices, ESPECIALLY coupled with that different language, plus Seabreeze's accent, like, oh man, I can't take it! I also can't take when my recording (or maybe it happened when it aired, just in general, but whatever) starts wonking out and the audio stops working briefly in the middle. I still got a lot of what happened, but still, that annoyed me.

    Okay, so, don't feel like going over the episode chronologically, so I'll just point out stuff that stuck out in my mind...

    Spoiler: My extensive thoughts on It Ain't Easy Being Breezies 


    But like I said, it IS a good episode, and I like it a lot! I tend to really like Fluttershy episodes (except Dragonshy and, to an extent, Putting Your Hoof Down), so that's not much of a surprise. There's a lot of stuff to like about it, and it's overall very enjoyable (to me, anyway), but I can't help but feel a little confused and/or unsatisfied with certain other aspects... Regardless, this will probably be another season 4 episode that I'll be watching repeatedly, for more reasons then one!

    I feel like I should end this on a joke or something, but I already made the Covergirl reference... Oh well.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    You finally wrote your review! Just two days to the next episode too.

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    Yep. And I didn't laugh then either

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    I also can't take when my recording (or maybe it happened when it aired, just in general, but whatever) starts wonking out and the audio stops working briefly in the middle. I still got a lot of what happened, but still, that annoyed me.
    I thinks it's just a problem with recordings. That happens to me all the time when trying to watch pony episodes (that were probably recorded) on youtube.
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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    I'm just glad I finally got my thoughts out there before the next episode airs, MLP:FiM is typically the only show I like that I try to stay on top of and keep up to date with.

    BTW, Mr. Enter reviews Twilight Time and It Ain't Easy Being Breezies.



    Yeah, I still acknowledge that there's nothing technically wrong with this episode, but I still don't like it.



    Yeah, I don't like how he adds and deducts points for stuff he personally does or doesn't find funny. Like that bee moment. Even thought I rarely find MLP:FiM funny, I usually find it cute. Otherwise, I pretty much agree with him... though I'm actually surprised this episode got some controversy. I mean, yeah, the mane 6 becoming Breezies was stupid, but I don't really find it that much of a deal-breaker.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    The bee moment from the breezy one confused me at first, but then I realized it actually does make sense, it's just a little obscure.

    It's thought that one of the ways bees communicate with each other is through "dancing." They move their bodies and make patterns in the air to give others information, such as where food is. I think that's what Fluttershy was doing with her bee suit. She was communicating with them in their own language.
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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    So I saw Somepony to Watch Over Me yesterday with me mom. It sucked. Even my mom thought it was kind of dumb (even saying
    Applejack should be the one punished at the end for starting all of this
    ). I'd go into detail why, but honestly, The Mysterious Mr. Enter, more then usual, sums up my thoughts perfectly:

    Spoiler: Mr. Enter's review of Somepony to Watch Over Me 


    I guess I could get into more specifics, but I honestly don't feel like it. I just really didn't like this episode. Though I like
    the chimera, and there was, maybe, one funny moment, when the episode didn't try to force-feed the over-protectiveness down my throat.
    There really just wasn't much for me to enjoy. Sorry for not giving a much grander analysis or whatever, I procrastinated, and right now, I'm just not up to the task.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    That episode's song was probably the best song I've ever heard.

    Not really. For me, it's along the lines of Twilight Time, where I didn't really find it interesting.

    EDIT: Some more teasers.

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    Someone explain how there could possibly be 10,000 votes on the poll (and why almost all of them are princess celestia)

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    Yeah, I'd like to know that as well... even if no one can give an explanation, perhaps we can reset the poll or something?

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    I think I heard someone say it was hacked.

    Fluttershy would win if it weren't for all those Celestia votes.
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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    Saw Maud Pie this morning, and it would see this is another new writer, Noelle Benvenuti... who apparently hasn't written anything, TV Show, movie, or otherwise, before this! So what we have here is a NEW newbie! ...And it's quite good for a first go!

    Yeah, really, this was a great episode! Well, great might be stretching it, I'm not entirely sure it hit all the right notes, but it definitely felt like a good episode, and enjoyable to watch! Gosh, not sure where to start. This time, I'm going to go back into in-depth mode! How y'all are ready!

    I should probably first say that this is the first episode I saw when it aired in a while, since someone at my work asked me to trade shifts with him, so I'm supposedly working later tonight. I would have commented on this episode sooner had I not needed to drop my sister off somewhere... Anyway, onto the episode!

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    Seriously, I can't get over how much I love Maud! I TOTALLY want to see more of her! So yeah, good episode, bravo! And Bravo for me, for actually getting this out in a timely manner!
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    Maud is definetly one of my new favorite characters. I do wish they could've at least mentioned her other sisters though, mainly so that my friends would stop calling them Blinky and Inky.

    Also, you mispelled "Maud" on the spoilerbox DededeMan202.
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    Maud was great. Anyone who can literally kill an apple RIGHT IN FRONT OF APPLEJACK without her doing anything about it is impressive.

    Seriously though, I'm wondering if she honestly thought she was helping or if she has some murderous hatred towards apples. Then she makes a mushroom cloud with a rock. Maud is amazing.

    I really liked the message. It seemed like something a lot of people can relate to, including myself. Overall, this was a great episode, especially for a novice writer. That really impressed me.

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    Quote Originally Posted by Planetbox View Post
    Maud is definetly one of my new favorite characters. I do wish they could've at least mentioned her other sisters though, mainly so that my friends would stop calling them Blinky and Inky.

    Also, you mispelled "Maud" on the spoilerbox DededeMan202.
    Gosh dang it, thanks for pointing that out. I swear, I had a hard time NOT spelling her name with an "e" while writing my thoughts.

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    I saw the lastest episode like a long time ago. Anyway it was OK, but I didn't find it that interesting.

    Actually the main reason I said this was so that DededeMan202 could post the review without double-posting.
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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    Thanks, Planetbox!

    So I saw For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils earlier today... Incidentally, many say it's a reference to the Ernest Hemmingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, but THAT was originally a line from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and severall steps in my Sicknes, by poet John Donne in 1624!

    Anyway, the episode... *sigh*, I just don't know... I don't want to hate this episode, nor do I think there's anything wrong with it, but it makes me depressed. It's mostly based on the beginning of it, and also that it kind of gets personal for me. Not that it's anything specific from the episode, but that the concept in general is not only a cliche I've seen dozens of times, but also something I just dealt with and I'm still a bit shaken from. As a whole, the episode made me feel depressed, and I feel bad because I want to like the good bits, but...

    ...Well, I guess I should probably start explaining myself.

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    So I guess those are my thoughts on For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils... I'm really depressed right now... Probably because... okay, you know what, I don't want to get any more personal then I already did, so I'll save that, though I think I know why I'm so depressed at the moment, or why I can't get over what I didn't like about the episode... Which sucks because I'm more inclined to being forgiving this season, and with this episode, but part of me doesn't want to get over my negative feelings. Maybe I'll watch it again, when I'm in a better mood. I doubt it'll do any good, since my feelings rarely change when I view something I didn't really like a second time. Anyway, that's it, so I'm out...

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    Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part the second)

    You know, I have rarely posted any thoughts at all about this current season. Not because I don't like it, but rather, I just keep forgetting. I don't feel like going back and giving my quick bits on each one right now, but all I can really say so far is that Coco Pommel is my favorite S4 character, the latest episode (For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils) is by far my favorite of this season (with Pinkie Pride at a second), Find the Music in You, Strong As Horses, and Bats are my favorite songs, and AJ still remains as my favorite pony, though Rainbow Dash has been warming up to me now.

    Overall, I love this season. I recognize it's faults, however, such as the lack of Princess Twilight-related moments, as well as rather awkward/bad writing in certain moments of the show. But overall, I think it is a great season so far.

    Yeah, that's about it. Had to get this out of my mind at some point. d:

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    I saw the new episode!

    Flim and Flam are awesome. And for some reason that I don't understand, I really liked Silver Shill.

    EDIT: Silly little me forgot to post the silly little sneak peeks.
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    God dammit I hate my procrastinating nature. I had a big list of things I want to get done, watching this episode and commenting on it being one of them, but now it's so late... But I don't want to put this off any longer, not only because I want to comment on the episode before it gets too close to the next one, but also because I have a busy day tomorrow, so I won't have much time to talk about it then!

    But yeah, I saw Leap of Faith earlier this afternoon, and even though it's around midnight while writing this, I want to get this out there, so here I go, my thoughts on the episode!

    But first, Josh Haber. Josh Haber is an interesting writer... in that there's nothing all that interesting about the episodes he writes. With the exception of writers who have only written one or two episodes, and other newbie writers this season, most of the writers for this show have distinct styles which makes it easy for one to tell who wrote it just by looking at what happened in that episode. The vibe I get from Josh Haber's three episodes this season, including this one, is "meh". Not bad, but not very good either. The only one I really liked was Simple Ways, and it had almost nothing to do with his writing. Hell, I actually found that episode's writing rather annoying, I'll be honest. Same goes for Castle Mane-ia; no Castlevania references at all outside of the title, plus a slightly contrived set-up, mentioning the star spiders twice at the beginning, leading you to expect them to be relevant only for them to never be mentioned again, all meant to be a shout-out to Scooby-Doo, which... okay? Yeah, that's what hard about talking about his episodes, for as much as I like to nitpick about them, they're not bad, like there's nothing atrocious about them, and he CERTAINLY never made me angry the way Dave Polsky, Merriweather Williams, or even Amy Keating Rogers did. there were parts that annoyed me, but they were never frustrating to watch. They're frustrating to talk about, in that I have to begrudgingly say they aren't bad while simultaneously being incredibly unsatisfied with the results. This seems to be a major problem with critics that I've seen, they come across something that's either mediocre or average, and they have a hard time explaining what's good and bad about it, as opposed to something that's just wholly bad or wholly good.

    In the case of this episode, yeah, it's not bad, but there's not much that I particularly like about it. I found a lot more to complain about then I did to actually praise, though that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad. Yeah, I give other writers a hard time for similar complaints, though that's because I either have a vendetta against them or they've shown to be inadequate writers (to me, anyway) and I hope they improve as time goes on. With Josh Haber, there's nothing I can really comment on when it comes to improvement, other then incredibly nitpicky details. So forgive me for being incredibly petty with my "in-depth" overview of this episode, as I totally respect Josh Haber as a... decent writer, I guess I'll call it.

    Spoiler: My in-depth thoughts and gripes with Leap of Faith 


    So... that was Leap of Faith. Like I said, not bad at all, but I can't help but find a lot of things to complain about it. If you like the episode, great, really, and I'm not even saying that in a forced and/or sarcastic manner. There really isn't anything to truly dislike about the episode, just a bunch of stuff that I thought was weird or stuck out to me. I have to wonder if anyone else feels the same way I do about his episodes, or if Josh Haber knows about this "reputation" he has. Part of me feels like it's better then being deemed "the most controversial", a la Dave Polsky, but then again, being known for having unnotable, unremarkable writing can't be all that good. so much like Dave Polsky, here's hoping he improves with seasons to come...

    And also that they don't give him a billion episodes to write like Dave Polsky did. Seriously, what the Hell is up with that?!

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