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Long awaited discussion of Luna Eclipsed, part 1
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So much to see and talk about! LiveJournal may try to squeeze these images, so if they look wonky, just click though to my Photobucket.

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Big Mac is looking very goth in that top hat. He's giving some other ponies a hay ride. In the background, that's Lemon Hearts as a mouse. How did she get her tail to do that? Also Colgate/Romana as a doctor.

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Note the writer: M. A. Larson has written six episodes of MLP, and they've all been good. Including Sonic Rainboom and both parts of Return of Harmony.

Two more examples of tail-modification. The knight is a unicorn named Seafoam, (I wonder what her special talent is?) and that's Carrot Top in the devil getup. I love her little cloven-hoof booties. Dig that pony Cleopatra walking like an Egyptian by the stage. Some fans say that the ninja stallion up front is based on a Mortal Kombat character, but I don't see the resemblance. No idea who the sheet ghost is. I think Studio B missed an obvious gag by not having a unicorn in a sheet with the horn poking through. Some fans think the band on stage is a recolor of the band playing at the gala, but I have my doubts.

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That lion costume is pretty cool. That's Cherry in the bee costume. In the background, we can see Big Mac's passengers. That's Raindrops in the viking helmet, a Cherry clone, and Cloud Kicker in the witch's hat. You can't see it here, but she has a giant wart stuck on her snout.

Look at buildings in the background. There's the salon from Show Stoppers, and the joke shop from Griffon the Brush-off.

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Yes, that's Mr. and Mrs. Cake, Pinkie Pie's employers/landlords/parent surrogates, dressed at Raggedy Ann and Andy.

This is in front of the joke shop. You can see the sign right above the sheet ghost's head.

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Here's Rainbow Dash being a jerk and shocking people. Spike faints away with shock.

I wonder why they used this group of nameless background fillies for Pinkie Pie & Pipsqueek to pall around with? Maybe they are saving Pip's first meeting with the CMCs for a later episode. The CMCs do show up for Zecora's story, but they get no lines and little screen time.

If you look above and to the right of the astro-pony, you'll see...another joke shop. How many does Ponyville need, anyway?

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Ah, there they are. I love Count Sweetie Belle's hair, even if her fangs look like buck teeth. I guess herbivores don't have canine teeth.

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It's Dinky! She's a cute little firepony. (Also, Pipsqueek looks kinda like a dog here.) I dunno where Apple Bloom was during this. She's in the previous scene, but I couldn't find a good still of her Bride of Frankenstein costume. This fan art will have to do.

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Art by ShadowSquirrel

Sweet Celestia, the post is huge, and I haven't even gotten to the plot yet. I'll pick up tomorrow, with even more pictures. Here's something to keep you amused until then.

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This show has such consistency and great details. I had not noticed the background buildings being from previous episodes.

In the shot of Mr. and Mrs. Cake's sweets cart, I love the giant cupcake with batwings and one big eyeball on top.

They reuse buildings just like they reuse the background ponies. Apparently that joke shop gets around.

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