WA Delegate (non-executive): The Pony Principality of Princess Luna (elected )
Embassies: Equestria, Angels of Derp, The Everypony Alliance, Crystal Empire, The Derpy Dominion, The Discord Dominion, My Little Pony Equestria, The Epic Pony Region, The Empire of Friendship, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, New Lunar Republic, Tareldanore, Trojans, Mystria, Avalanchia, Vissella, and 36 others.Alaran peri quan preciad, Unified Skaian Syndicate of Rulers, Eladen, Sacrum Romanum Imperium, Farkistan, The Mictlan System, Strategos Prime, League of Christian Nations, Armagedox, Freedom and Justice Alliance, Yerushalem VI, One big Island, Ivory Tower, The Illuminati, Eientei, Kotturheim, The Confederation, Valhalla, Warhammer 40000, NS April Fools Day Jokes, Winterfell, Avadam Inn, Neo Otaku Utopia, United Nations of Xenuooo, Borealias, The Galactic Federacy, The Dirt Alliance, The Utopian Freesocialists, Pet Haven, Duckland, Arconian Empire, Plounge Commonwealth, International Freedom Union, Grayson, Krillin, and Sagittarius Arm.
Construction of embassies with Orthanc at Isengard has commenced. Completion expected .
Regional Power: High
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|1.||The Shrill Pony Federation of Shrillland||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“For the Friendship and Harmony of All”|
|2.||The Elemental Lands of Motavians||Democratic Socialists||“Through love and tolerance, We shall provail.”|
|3.||The Principality of Trotterdam||Left-Leaning College State||“The Indivisible Many”|
|4.||The Free People's Lands of Yazmania||Anarchy||“Libertad o muerte!”|
|5.||The Pony Principality of Magical Equestria||Psychotic Dictatorship||“My little pony, MY...little...ponies...”|
|6.||The Harmonist Empire of Squeeheart||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“For our ponies, our homelands, & our friendships abroad”|
|7.||The Kingdom of Olden Days||New York Times Democracy||“The grass is always greener when it isn't burnt.”|
|8.||The Sacred Kingdom of Lumir||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Post tenebras spero lucem”|
|9.||The Protectorate of Lyra and Bon Bon||Civil Rights Lovefest||“You are in the care of Lyra and Bon Bon”|
|10.||The Federation of New Russian Directorate||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The honor will be earned.”|
- : The Pony Principality of Magical Equestria agreed to construct embassies with Orthanc at Isengard.
- : The Principality of Unicornia-Pegasia arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Federation of Austrawa departed this region for The Red and Black.
- : The Democratic Republic of Old HampshireVille of the region Orthanc at Isengard proposed constructing embassies.
- : Floogan noogan ceased to exist.
- : The Pony Principality of Magical Equestria removed Appearance, Communications, Embassies, and Polls authority from The Rainbow Pony Kingdom of The Candy Of Bottles and renamed the office from "Vice-Delegate" to "Border Control Officer" in Pony Lands.
- : The Pony Principality of Magical Equestria removed Appearance, Border Control, Communications, and Embassies authority from The Principality of Trotterdam and renamed the office from "Vice-Delegate" to "Research Officer" in Pony Lands.
- : The Federation of Austrawa arrived from New Warsaw Pact.
- : Ibexon ceased to exist.
- : The Republic of Portview Echo of the region The Illuminati Council proposed constructing embassies.
Pony Lands Regional Message Board
"Chin Chin's Priest."
Lord of the Great Pony Committee
Praise the Gecko and his Car insurance.
So, in recognition of their services to the region and with the advice of our Delegate Princess Luna, we're re-appointing The Principality of Trotterdam Ponyland's Regional Research Officer, and making The Rainbow Pony Kingdom of The Candy Of Bottles Ponyland's Border Control Officer. If you'd like cooler-sounding titles, let us know.
Mixed opinion on the new episode.
On the first hand, the pandering was pretty bad. The episode also wasn't very MLP-y. It barely used any concepts that make MLP what it is. It was just a modern-day sitcom with characters replaced by ponies, with few fantasy elements. I was put off by that. Sometimes it felt like something the team made for their own amusement rather than an actual show episode. If you replaced the ponies with the cast of Gravity Falls or any live action sitcom, literally not a word would need be changed in the script.
On the other hand, this season used to have a bad dynamic where Mane Six was all but left out of focus. On Your Marks was the first episode in the entire series to not feature a single M6 pone. In all other episodes except Gift of the Maud Pie and Hearth's Warming Tail, Mane 6 played a secondary role, while Starlight Glimmer and Spike got the spotlight. In my opinion, that was a very poor development. This episode however, completely left out Spike and Glimglam in favor of Mane 6 just dorking around and helping a friend out like in the good old times and everyone was almost perfectly in-character and got their time to shine. I loved that. We definitely need more stuff like this because that's what the show is actually about.
Overall, it's definitely a very strong episode and probably one of the best. Definitely one of the best in the last 4 seasons, alongside Hearth's Warming Tail, Amending Fences, Princess Twilight and Maud Pie. However I feel like they could go easier on meme pandering and references, and make a scenario that feels less mundane.
In other words, it gets maximum possible points for character presentation, but near zero in the worldbuilding/setting department. Still great.
I thought the new episode was hilarious, actually. The change in narrative style (doing it as a "mockumentary") caught me by surprise, but the writers pulled it off well. Hopefully we'll see more offbeat episodes like this--not TOO often, of course, but every now and then will be fine. It's good to see the show expand its creative horizons like that.
They have been showing a lot of DJ-Pon3 lately, not that I am complaining, I like DJ-Pon3.
DJ-Pon3, like Derpy before her, has apparently been promoted from Background Pony to Secondary Character. She's unique enough for the writers to find situations where the Mane Six can interact with her.
I wouldn't say that. In No Second Prances, the real focus was Twilight Sparkle. She was the one who did something stupid and then learned a friendship lesson about it. (That's what usually passes for character development in this show.) Starlight was just a vessel for Twilight's stupidity.
Newbie Dash was obviously about Dash.
Hearth's Warming Tail wasn't that much about either the main 6 or Starlight Glimmer, since all meaningful plot, beyond the opening song, was in a fictional story. Sure, many of the characters resembled the main 6, but they weren't them.
As a side note, though, you're right that The Saddle Row Review was the first "all of the main 6" episode this season (I'm not sure it even counts as a Rarity focus - she's the one it was about, but she actually did the least)... and Starlight Glimmer wasn't in it. I guess that settles worries about the main six becoming the main seven.
It would help a lot if her music actually sounded good.
And who actually pronounces "PON3" as "pon-three"?