Umm...let's see. I guess the main non-work-related thing that happened since the last time we posted was that we watched the season three finale? mid-season three finale? of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Episode thirteen. Y'know, that one. The one where Twilight Sparkle becomes a princess.
We knew it was going to happen, because somebody mentioned it on Facebook, and then later we went to Twitter, and somebody we follow was covering some toy convention, and of course they had toys of Princess Twilight Sparkle. I don't know why, because I don't really remember anything anyone said, but we got the impression that some people were unhappy about the whole princess thing. We weren't sure why, because it seemed like a logical progression in Twilight's education. Then we saw the episode, and suddenly we weren't too happy with it, either.
We really think the only reason we're unhappy with it is that the episode was so rushed. It's not like, "She's a princess now? That's dumb!" it's more like, "That was a big important episode...but it was kinda dumb." It was a really interesting (if super cliched) premise, with everyone's cutie marks switching around, but since all the action happened in two-minute songs, it really took away a lot of the drama. I understand that songs can be important plot-advancing devices, the whole episode was like this: "Ponyville's awesome!" song, "something's wrong!" song, "Twilight has angst!" song, "We fixed it!" song, "Celestia is proud of Twilight!" song, and Twilight's a princess. Followed by a song about that, and a reprise of the Ponyville's awesome song. Seriously, I just told you the whole episode.
It's weird, because I really do think I like musicals, and yet...this one just wasn't doing anything for me. We feel like they should have expanded the episode into two, like with all the other big important My Little Pony episodes. Also, I still have no idea what Starswirl the Bearded's spell was supposed to do. When it was incomplete, it switched everybody's cutie mark, and hence their destiny's, around (Athena points out that if any of the ponies were Merida, they would have been pretty happy with it (or at least thought they would be)). When it was complete...it zapped Twilight into another dimension where Celestia turned her into a princess? But couldn't Celestia have turned her into a princess without that spell? She wasn't really surprised, and apparently the proof that Twilight was ready to be a princess was that she created a new magic, but if making a new spell is the criteria for becoming a princess, then are all new spells "turn a pony into an alicorn" spells? Then they wouldn't really be new. Hmmm...
Today I'm thankful for Nerds jelly beans, the yummy kettle corn we had for a snack, having a little bit of extra time today (despite working a little extra long), the thunderstorms yesterday staying pretty far away from us, and Page not actually deleting any of this entry when she stepped on the keybauyjhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh