S3 review and "bridge seasons" (READ IT)
Ok where do I begin. I'm not gonna make this crazy long about review season 3. I'll be honest...I still rank season 2 so far as the best season. Basically it has more of my favorite episodes.
Anyway back to the issue at hand.....I think I'm beginning to understand S3 more and more. If ANYONE watched animes or cartoons with MULTIPLE seasons, ( *COUGH* DBZ for me cause I love it so much.
) you will see a pattern that develops.
• Season 1 - Usually you lay the ground work of characters and introducing new stuff as the season goes on.
• Season 2 - It varies but usually is the season you build on character development Usually the most in-depth season of a show.
• Season 3 - Now...this is hard to say. I'll stick with MLP....I consider this season a "bridge season".
• Season 4+ - Tons of new stuff. Basically it's like a new Season 1.
What do I mean by a "bridge season?" Well in most shows you need a season that usually isn't as good as the other seasons. It's main purpose isn't to be good...but it's suppose to be a transfer season to something MUCH bigger and better. You have good stuff here and there but overall it's purpose is much bigger. Season 3, basically was the bridge between Twilight becoming an Alicorn and royalty and the challenges that go with that.
It's actually SAID IN THE DAMN EPISODE by Twilight that she has to in a sense "study" on what to do for becoming a princess. So...she's still gonna be doing her studies but in a much more dramatic fashion. There's still books you KNOW she hasn't read yet...so she'll still be a book worm....with wings.
So yeah S4 is like a brand new trilogy....it's basically Season 1 revamped. That's how I see it. How to survive a MLP off-season
Ok so I joined in in May 2011 so this will be my 3rd MLP off-season coming up and this one albeit will be much longer than the last one. Now there's a lot of new people that joined in the middle of the S2 off-season-present. How do you survive a 6+ month wait for MLP? It's not that hard.....I've done this for many many shows in my life and I've done it the last 8 years with Deadliest Catch on Discovery, probably my favorite show ever. On average I wait 9 months for the show.Step 1 - Acceptance.
That's right...no ponies. 0...your Saturday's are now free for the next 6 months or so. It's gonna feel weird...trust me, it did during the S1 off-season.
Anyway, there's a lot of new shows you can catch up on. Give the Littlest Pet Shop a shot. I watch it....it's not that bad. If not then try and use this time to chill with friends. You now have the chance to catch up with people you may have ignore hanging out with on a Saturday.Step 2 - DO SOMETHING/Go to cons
It's gonna get boring soon. I think around April people are gonna get REALLY bored. How can you curve this boredom? Well if you want this is the perfect chance to either get into drawing or write a fan fic. Gotta keep yourself busy....much harder to do with comics cause I need to think of a LOT of comics this season but it keeps me busy. If you don't want to do either, come to a MLP con. They are a lot of fun! Last Step - Look forward to the next season....basically keep it positive.
Tough to say that this moment since there's a lot of unknowns heading into S4....but as I said this is basically like Season 1 revamped we are heading into. There's a ton stuff we have coming down the pipeline but actually that sense of mystery can be a good thing. It's something to look forward to. Alicorn Twilight, just seeing her with wings is still gonna be weird to get used to.....and I've prepared for this even during 2.....it's just seeing it different. I need a few more months.
Anyway......this basically is like a new season 1 were are moving into, sometimes the unknown makes the anticipation better.
Ok...so....there. I'm done writing. If you'll excuse me I have comics to attend to and other stuff.