Episode 518: Crusaders of the Lost Mark
Written by Amy Keating Rogers
Arting goes on!
Welly well well! Five years of pure pony pleasure! How did you enjoy the episode? Were you glad it was a musical? Did you like Diamond Tiara? Silver Spoon? Spoiled Rich? And what did you think about that ending? It's been wild, huh?
But sometimes a bad ending can be fun too
Season 5 episode links
Episode 517: Brotherhooves Social
Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
ANIMATIC PREVIEWS FOR EPISODES 524 (SONG) AND 525 (SEASON FINALE PT. 1)
NEW EPISODES TRAILERS
October 17: Episode 519 –
Applejack is excited to celebrate Hearthswarming Eve with Pinkie Pie's family but soon discovers that the Pies have very different ways of enjoying the holiday at their Rock Farm.
October 24: Episode 520 –
The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
Pinkie Pie struggles to keep a secret that involves Princess Cadance and Shining Armor.
October 31: Episode 521 –
Written by Natasha Levinger
Fluttershy decides to face her fears and participate in Nightmare Night with her friends.
Nov. 7: Episode 522 –
What About Discord?
Twilight returns from a trip and is distressed to find that her friends have become close to Discord, making her wonder if Discord is up to something.
And so the Cutie Mark Crusaders where never seen with their marks again until Season 6.
Got to be able to play those season 5 re-runs out of order, you know.
the pon is cute either way
rip in pepperoni Sibsy
My little fillies are growing up.
It makes me so sad.
I FINISHED MY DRAWPROMPT.
But can you guess what movie this scene this is from?
She may be a rich bitch, but god damn if she isn't cute af
Reminder that all ponies can be good if they put their mind to it
Does anyone else think AB sounds a little weird now?
I don't want to admit the VAs are getting older and don't sound as cute anymore
that's what makes her so cute though
Especially the kinds that involve brainwashing.
Sweetie Belle has sounded noticably different to my ears. Applebloom is just a little more mature sounding than she used to sound
Scootaloo hasnt changed one bit.
yeah I think Scoots' VA was old enough to start that we shouldn't have to worry about her changing
I think it's about time for new models.
Now I'm imagining what she'd sound like at 12 doing Scootaloos voice...
just imagine, Scootaloo with voice cracks top cute
my heart wouldn't be able to handle two cute birbhorses with voice cracks
>in the next season one of em gets a growth spurt.
>or they're all just noticeably taller/lankier
Cuter pony spotted
>legacy captchas are suddenly impossible-to-solve two-word puzzles
>failed at least 10 in a row no matter how carefully I decipher the words and had to switch to the new captchas to even be able to post
what the fuck is this?
I ain't no robot and I definitely don't want to play "find the streetsigns" 3 times in a row every time I want to post, anyone else seeing these?
It must be so
You have no idea how much I want lanky fillies.
I reject his ranking and substitute my own
they're both so cute
>next season they just start using the mare puppets
We don't really have anything in between currently do we?
Well they've achieved their cutie marks. It's the next logical step. To become a big pony
captcha pony reminds you that the robot invasion is a very real and very horrifying possibility
a twenty dollar donation to her cause is nothing when compared to the repercussions of her leaving.
They could work off fillyshy, but I'd rather see new puppets.
Like half a head taller, thinner limbs
Why does she has an "alicorn" muzzle like Celestia, Luna or Candance instead of a normal pony muzzle like Twilight?
pony doesn't know where the corners are on his sphere
Dash has really always been Scootaloo's older sister type, it just wasn't until SiP that they made it really official. Even back in the Show Stoppers it was Rarity, Applejack, and Dash all coming to see the three fillies.
44 episodes x 30 minutes =
how am i suppose to hold all this pony
plus how much eqg is there?
Yeah, I agree
I mean, considering how Scoots first started off being her fan and now she's practically her sister
and Dash being there for her
it melts my heart
Proudest moment. So cute.
>we know more of DTs family than Scoots.
At least she has the best sorta sister available
cutest bestest older sister
I wonder if we'll ever know anything about Scootaloo's family, it's such a mystery
>We got our cutie marks.
>You know what that means right?
>We're LEGAL now!
Yes, the show needs teenage horse models. A slightly more elongated bean body and slightly longer legs and necks.
Pic related would not be a bad starting point.
>we will never get a CMC high school/college life series
>we will never watch them help everyone out and explore the world as young adults
>we will never see them find find true love
>we will never see them have their hearts broken
Not evil, maybe, but still willing to harm Sunset's friends just for the sake of collecting more magic and then unleash it
Also Midnight Sparkle was definitely evil, as she was literally trying to destroy the universe
okay so if i watch nine hours of pony a day i can be done by next saturday!
HA HA ha ha... ha
>imaging the CMC looking like this
I cried like a little bitch at the end of this episode and at the end of the last one. I must be getting soft in my old age. Small colorful magic talking horses shouldn't be capable of evoking these emotions in a grown man. Fuck.
I want to say fillyshy is perfect this way, but I'm sure there could be another in-between model to use.
They're both so cute gnnhnng
Imagine Scoots and her parents sitting at the table having dinner with Dash as she introduces her as her sister
My first reaction was to think that it might be awkward but who am I kidding, it's Rainbow Dash.
They'd eat her up
>scoots and her parents
NYEH HEH HEH
Anybody else excited for the Pie family episode coming up? It's the one I've been looking forward to the most.
I'd eat her
and yes I agree
Anon there can't be TWO fillies with dead parents
it's too grim for such a colorful show
that's a problem?
I've met many little girls who have crushes on older boys or even adults.
That could be a good lesson for girls watching the show: date your peers, too big of an age gap cause problems.
>How are people supposed to search for their own name now?
just take the names off. anons like you better that way. shoot, only reason i put mine back on was because the butt marks made me slightly grump.
this picture always makes me think of those japanese girls doing that seductive thing with hand fans
>talking about how cute Pipsqueek got over the summer
>dash fanning herself with her wings
Haven't we seen that in the show yet?
FUCK, I FORGOT THE IMAGE. NOW I CAN'T BATHE IN SMUG SNARKINESS.
Actually that episode occurs BEFORE the current episode. It was leaked because it was supposed to air a couple weeks ago. If they weren't wearing costumes they wouldn't have their cutie marks anyway.
That's a fair point actually, at least from what we know anyways
Not that it would have been hard for them to add them on but that depends on when exactly they changed the air dates
Scootaloo was a little runt cast out by society doing odd jobs just to get by. Her life in child labour permanently stunted her development and thereby crippled her. Lets fit some more pieces into this puzzle.
Applebloom's parents are implied to be dead and she usually has to work on the farm
Scootaloo's parents are implied to be out of the picture with RD acting as her only true friend (other than the CMC)
Now what in God's name is wrong with Sweetie Belle to basically have no real relationships before the CMC? Why is she living with Rarity? We do know that Rarity is usually too busy for Sweetie Belle so that fits in a little bit. I suppose you can say that the three were brought together by deep neglect, sadness, and loneliness. Or maybe... some sort of tragic accident occurred in Sweetie Belle's life that we are currently unaware of that would cast her out as a normally functioning member of society... or maybe she's just autstic.
Not me, I find AJ and PP interactions really boring, the Apple Pie episode was a snore fest for me specially because I think PP presense in that episode to be completely irrelevant and i think its going to be the same for me in the HeartBreakers episode./blog
this still works, they are importing lots of archive.moe boards too.
>b-but she didn't mean it tho
>continues to use spectrometer after it clearly harms people directly in front of her and starts opening portals at random
She was obsessed and couldn't look past her research to see how it would affect the world around her
This just might be the dumbest post I've read all week.
My own guess is that they knew they would want to have the Nightmare Night episode around Halloween and might not have known how that would end up for scheduling, so they covered both their bases by planning ahead and designing full body costumes.
you missed a great opportunity for a pun there by saying "so they covered their asses..."
I had this little girl who I used to babysit for a family friend. She would only want to play with me, and I just thought she was comfortable with my because I didn't order her around like other adults. She liked to play house and all that kind of thing, I played along to keep her entertained. I eventually found out from her mom that she had a huge crush on me. Cute in retrospect, but the only thought in my mind at the time was "uh oh".
I hope we see more pones doing stuff with their wings
it's really cute
>Why is she living with Rarity
She's not. She just stays with her from time to time. We saw that she lives close to her parents.
I think Faust also confirmed this once, but I might be thinking of something else.
Now I'm thinking about young colts fapping to princesses.
They probably fap to Twilight, too. She might even seem a little more accessible, too, since she's still fun-sized.
I know I love that
They practically seem like hands so my dream of being a pegasi could possibly be an easier transition
i liked her before it was cool
I'll edge you.
That's hot too. I just have a thing for guys who are on the small side
>I hope we see more pones doing stuff with their wings
>it's really cute
I want to see a pony preening at least once before the show ends.
that would be cute, I'd like that
I can dig a small cocked top and a big cocked bottom. Actually, now that I think about it, that's pretty unf.
So, I wonder if they will ever touch the subject of what happened to the apple family dead parents thing.
Seeing that Ponyville gets attacked by horrible creatures all the time, were they killed by predators or something?
>that part where she nibbles a bit on her wings
oh no my heart
and yeah, it makes perfect sense
wings are super important for pegasi, why don't they show them taking care of their wings
it's so dumb
Couldn't help but try one of them out with Fillyshy proportions
probably because they have super simple tiny wings that don't require much care and most of their abilities are magic based
Griffons, on the other hand...
>hey applejack, does this remind you of anything?
Sweetie is totally gonna grow into being tall and slender
There must be an edit where Tom is tossed out of Twilight's house, and lands on them.
Or an edit where Maud throws that boulder, and it cuts to AJ's parents being killed by the rock.
Do you have the pic of Applebloom being a bigger sister than Applejack?
Yeah, Twilight's probably pretty popular fap fodder for Ponyville colts. She's got the sexy librarian thing going on, and the fact that she got a little taller post-princess means that she's probably seen as hotter, too, since ponies seem to base their standard of beauty off the big princesses.
It's Appleblooms destiny that she gets more height than her 'big' sister
>That's all it takes for a freakishly strong filly to break in and force herself into your arms.
>stronk filly forces herself on you
>you can't fight her off no matter how hard you try
>you go to jail for statutory rape
They'd all be so good at it
Every time Pinkie is supposed to do one of those surprise creampie videos, she breaks character because she loves feeling cocks cum inside her. It's all a ploy to make them reshoot so she can keep having sex. Rarity, on the other hand, gets upset and slaps the director and walks off set
>yfw sweetie grows up to be totally hot
and prettier than rarity
not only did they die by being crushed horribly under a rock, and it was applejack's fault, but they were squished into a bloody pulp right in front of their children
what kind of sick fuck fan animator would make such a thing
Pegasus ponies doing bird things are super cute.
>the CMC are all grown up now
>we need a new filly to be the adorable dumbass of the show
Fluttershy keeps getting pseudoraped off-set. The crew's learned to just kinda follow her with the cameras rolling in case something happens. And if you can't find her, just follow the snailtrail of cum that drips between her thighs.
Sweetie can still be dumb occasionally if she wants
That is also her destiny
Every Fluttershy video ends with a 10 minute segment of watching the cum leak down her thighs, and her cleaning herself out in the shower Twilight is the girl with the super cute glasses who's always doing camshows in the public library and blushing like crazy when she almost gets caught
Jogging and dogging with Rainbow Dash, public quickies and pulling up her bike shorts with the cum pooling inside of them. Rarity showing off her expert technique with some light bondage and edging a guy for half an hour with constant deepthroating.
all the ponies look good in bows
that's beside the point
>In a few years, RD reaches prime child-bearing age.
>Stops by Sugarcube Corner to brag to Pinkie about a new record she set but keeps stopping mid-sentence to make sure the Cake twins put on their hats and scarves before going out in the cold.
it's right in her name
also, tailbows are sexually arousing
well here's Dash taking a bow
oh my god that's incredibly adorable
she'll always be a blank flank to me
i can't see that and not have sexual thoughts
is this normal
she'll always be an adorably dumb yet smart little marshmallow little sister lolipony also voice cracks
>Were you glad it was a musical?
Yeah, I don't think I would have liked the episode as much as I did otherwise.
>Did you like Diamond Tiara? Silver Spoon?
This was the first episode where I really cared about either of them.
I feel sorry for DT.
>cmc cutie marks
>show staff leaving in droves
>BFEQ 1.5 done
Feels like the end of times
She's a little firecracker that one
They're all in the same studio, but Pinkie is the only one who escorts for more money. Rarity is the director (who stars when Trenderhoof stops by), Fluttershy holds the camera, Twilight is the accountant. RD and AJ are the new talent. And now I'm imagining Pinkie "breaking in" Applejack and kissing every freckle on her boobs
Well it was at least a nice idea. The rock part seemed a bit out of left field, but the song was alright.
One more before beb.
Applebloom it turns out apples are stunting your growth this whole time
>show staff leaving in droves
Is it dumb that that worries me?
Or that Meghan's promotion may result in her spending less time minding the show?
Or that Discovery Family seems doomed to self-destruct and is only kept afloat by the slipping ratings of "Friendship is Magic"?
"oooo, you're in a scary future where your favorite cartoon has been cancelled, ooo"
they are pretty amazing
I think a one on one lesbian video with Pinkie and AJ would be perfect, where Pinkie is caught stealing apples and AJ "punishes" her
and it ends with AJ bent over so her toned ass is flexed and Pinkie eating her pussy from behind Another video could just be Pinkie brining in the other five for a giant multi-gangbang, with Pinkie getting double penetrating right next to Fluttershy and then pulling a cock out of her mouth to lean over and bite Fluttershy's nipples
>Rarity stops by the local sewing circle to drop off some scraps from her shop.
>RD is there, chatting up a storm, expertly assembling the next addition to the growing stack of baby blankets.
>"E-everyone needs a hobby, geez. It just...relaxes me, y'know?"
I'd want to rail a pegasus and use the base of her wings as handholds.
i felt a lot of feels when her mom was yelling at her
i was always a big DT fan but i just wanted to hug her
man at this point who would care? We got MMC and now this ep and both function really well as finales.
We would just forever wonder about Starlight's plot and Fluttershy's brother
>what do you like about me, anon?
I had to choke back some tears during the song on the way back to the school, where she sings about how she is expected to live up to her parents expectations and can never allow herself to fail.
Maybe she likes the pain?
Maybe the pressure on their wing base feels amazing?
>pegasus mares get hit harder by their biological clock than other mares because of their nesting habits
goodnite mlpg, its been an eventful episode day
I'm sure that kind of thing varies from pony to pony
always ask before grabbing a pegasus's wings first
the episode had a lot of feelsy moments
i think this may be the "fry's dog" of mlp
Pinkie and Fluttershy making out while getting it from the other end would be pretty grand to see, especially when Fluttershy pulls her in and holds tight as she rides out a big, shuddering orgasm, their huge tits squeezed and bulging between their heaving breathes.
At this point I think Silver Spoon is the worse one by far.
She's Diamond's supposed best friend so she had to have seen how her mom treated her, yet did nothing. And she went right along with treating the CMC like shit all this time even though she can clearly see when DT's being inappropriate.
>How did you enjoy the episode?
>Were you glad it was a musical?
Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara singing was great.
>Did you like Diamond Tiara?
My only gripe is perhaps how overly sappy they made DT, a bit too fast.
I really enjoyed Silver Spoon's reaction to DT.
I would have liked a bigger role for her in the episode, beyond destroying DT i don't really feel like she had much redemption.
Remember that Pinkie is super busty too (I imagine her built like Siri), so their tits would smoosh together as Fluttershy clings to Pinkie and shivers like crazy while she cums on camera Also, Twilight acting aloof as she's pinned between two guys but still reading a book and pretending it's no big deal
At this point, five years later, I'd really had faith you'd catch on by now.
If you take MMC and Equestria Girls and mesh them together, you'd have this episode.
To make things brief; this was the 'tie up any loose ends or lingering questions' episode.
>how did you enjoy the episode
>were you glad it was a musical
some of the songs were hit and miss, but I think it worked well
>do you like DT
yeah, she a cute
also a cute
ehhhh, screw her
fucking emotional rollercoaster, the flashbacks killed me
Also, I just noticed this, pic related
I'd really have had* faith
It's funny how much you typed out and you said absolutely nothing. You realize that shows have conclusions to problems sometimes right?
Honestly would you have preferred that the CMC go on spending their time forever looking for cutie marks? I can understand if you just didn't like how they handled it but to just say "they just tied up loose ends" is pretty stupid.
Thanks for going into a bit more detail.
I'd like to try to make the opposite case – as written in earlier episodes, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon were very one-dimensional antagonists whose main role in the story was to be mean to the CMC, who were the obvious designated protagonists.
The way things were reminds me more of the lazy writing in Equestria Girls than the situation now.
Given some of the things that this and other episodes show, I'm not sure she's ever actually been to DT's house, so might not actually know how DT is treated.
Sweeeeeeeet Apple Acres is the place for me, Farm livin is the life for me, land spreading out so far and wide. Keep Manehattan just give me that countryside.
>As long as we put in a likable musical number or some other, large positive thing for people to focus on, they'll overlook every bad thing shadowing it!
This has been the way everything (not just the show) has been doing things the past few decades/centuries/mellenia. Now, you just pick and choose to ignore what seperated the good from the trash just to get your fill of self-value for being invested in this.
You shouldn't get defensive about this point, y'know. It's not just you, it's every other fandom.
Moondancer seems to be the type who says "Whatever, if it'll make me a few extra dollars and I can study during it, why not". And now she's the reason why several corners of the library smell really weird. What about Trixie?
I feel like they just wrote Diamond Tiara out of the show.
SS and DT have always seemed so inseparable though, it's hard to imagine Silver Spoon hasn't seen Diamond's mom
I don't think so
I do think they made her just a little too "nice" at the end, but at the same time her talent is fucking bossing other ponies around. There's still a lot of wiggle room there for her being a bully, even if it's not so up front like it has been.
Trixie still went to Ponyville for revenge, or even to see Twilight Sparkle again. The amulet just made it into something else. She left of her own accord that time, instead of being 'booed out of town' for lack of a better term
You could also argue that by virtue of being a longtime friend, SS is too "close" to the situation to properly critique it. For her, it's the status quo, but the crusaders are looking at it from the outside and can see how bad it is.
Rushed episodes are inherently bad through their poor execution. You can point at 'how desperate people were for it to happen' or 'we've had episodes upon episodes leading up to this
except it's been an excessively long time since they've been consistent and this really should've just been done and dealt with in Season 3'- it's just poor form.
that's a fair point
I think I would have just liked to see some more involvement on Silver Spoon's part in the episode to show that she was a part of the whole thing. Like the CMC could have gotten her to come to the Clubhouse too or something.
alright I thought you were serious at first but cmon now
nope nope nope nope
Trixie's my favorite, man. So of course she's all-out over the top with lots of crazy, wild sex with all kinds of people. It can be rough, it can be vanilla, it can be a long, drawn-out milking for a lucky college freshman or a famously huge gangbang record she proudly touts. Exotic dancing, escort services, a busy touring schedule with partygoers, professionals and smalltime porn producers alike, absolutely littering the web with sex tapes and bootlegs to completely soak her in attention from young and old. Lots of POV and webcam, too. And for her next trick, she'll make two XL Flared Chances disappear into the same hole.
>so I guess I should ask you to be my friend now or something
>just don't get all stupid and sappy on me, I'm only doing this cause Sweetie asked me to
AKR Did not actually reform Diamond Tiara, or changed her from a villain to a good pony. DT remains the same, neither evil neither good, she just exposed what causes her to have this attitude : Her mother and her fucking fake pride. That song made me melt.
>SilverSpoon not being a sheep/slave. Based/10
They voted for pipsqueak, FOR CHANGE! yet he couldn't do anything without her and her father's help to fix things in school. And even despite all this, she's the one working out to get things fixed - not with the help of her smug mother but her father. That's awesome.
Also that part with Applebloom and Applejack... t'was too much.
CM's were itselves crap, design was hasted but it remains a 10/10 episode.