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Deconstruction is Magic

Site Update – We’re Not Dead (mostly)!

So.

Hi! It’s been a while, hasn’t it.

First of all, I want to apologize for the unplanned hiatus, as well as the really shoddy schedule we’ve kept for most of this last season. Just about all of us have had some shake-ups and changes in our lives (both good and bad) over the past year or so, and as a result it wound up making holding to our normal once-a-week posting schedule a little bit tricky. Between free time not being nearly as prevalent as it was for some of us, and just general business being turned up to 11 causing us to completely lose track of time, the site just kind of slipped away from us more and more. As a result things have sort of screeched to a halt here for way too long without saying something about it, and I wanted if nothing else to speak to that happening.

So to state officially what’s been clearly obvious for months now – Deconstruction is Magic is on hiatus for the immediate foreseeable future.

The good news, though, is that I have absolutely no intention of this being the end of the site. We may have to do a bit of tinkering and negotiating behind the scenes, and what continues may wind up looking a little different, but I have every intention of this site finishing out rewatch posts in some form for the rest of Season 3 and 4. We may or may not continue on past that point, but I wanted to at least set a goalpost that I can commit myself to if nothing else, and let you the readers (assuming you haven’t given up on us by now) an expectation of how far the site will continue towards.

Once again, I apologize for the lack of content on our part here. It’s going to take a bit longer to get us up and moving again, but we’re starting to get the wheels moving.

Episode [3.11] – “Just for Sidekicks”

This week, on My Little Pony

“Look, you don’t wanna be with me. I’d rather not chase you around all over the place when I could be enjoying some jewel cake. Watch me solve both of our problems.”

Spike and Angel butt against one another to see who can be the buttiest butt.
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Episode [3.10] – “Keep Calm and Flutter On”

This week, on My Little Pony

“You know what I see? I see that Discord’s far from perfect, but I also see none of you giving him a chance!”

“What’s gotten into you?! Why do you keep cutting him so much slack?”

“Because that’s what friends do.”

Twilight and friends have a monumental task from Princess Celestia – help reform a newly freed Discord and convince him to utilize his powers for good. Discord, however, has no intention of changing his ways, and only the threat of re-imprisonment by the Elements of Harmony are keeping him from running amok. With the others quickly running out of patience, Fluttershy thinks she might have the answer for bringing Discord around, but is she just being played for a fool by the lord of chaos?

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Episode [3.09] – “Spike at Your Service”

This week, on My Little Pony

“Oh, uh, okay… I would like you to… hmm… huh… eh… help me take some of the pie you made to…”

“Rarity?”

“Uh, sure. Why not?”

If you hold that card up to a mirror, it /almost/ reads "Spike Dragon Code." It could also just as easily read "Space For Rent," though.

Upon being granted a surprise day off, Spike gleefully runs off to check off items on his list of activities he wants to accomplish during his free time. However, that list turns out to be woefully short and trivially completed; what else to do? Naturally, this moment of boredom immediately cascades into a sequence of events that leads Spike trapped in the Everfree Forest and hunted by Timberwolves. Applejack jumps in to save the day, and Spike pledges his life in service to the orange mare out of gratitude. However, that “service” turns out to be anything but, and AJ tries her absolute darndest to free Spike of his “Spike the Dragon Code” and return to a life free of one catastrophe after another once again.

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Episode [3.08] – “Apple Family Reunion”

This week, on My Little Pony

“We got the whole family together this time ’round. Who knows if they’ll all be able to make the next one?”

That awkward moment when you realize exactly what you've gotten yourself into.

In which Applejack takes up the great responsibility of organizing the Apple Family Reunion, and learns that sometimes what you do isn’t as important as who you do it with.

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Episode [3.07] – “Wonderbolts Academy”

This week, on My Little Pony

“The Wonderbolts are the fastest, best precision flyers in the world. But spin-outs can still happen. And when they do, a Wonderbolt must be able to recover quickly. This is the Dizzitron. It’s gonna make you very – I repeat – VERY dizzy. Your task is to try and recover and fly straight again, as soon as possible. Once you have recovered you must come in for a smooth landing. Now, who’s first?”

*insert any number of NSFW R. Lee Ermey quotes*

Rainbow Dash is accepted to Wonderbolts Academy and meets another version of herself. Speedy hijinks ensue, lessons are learned.
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Episode [3.06] – “Sleepless in Ponyville”

This week, on My Little Pony

“Oh, yeah… Wait, is this just a dream? But it feels so real!”
“I assure you that you are asleep. But when you awake, the thing that frightens you most will still exist.”
“Eh… The Headless Horse?”
“Hmmm… Is The Headless Horse really what frightens you the most?”

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The Cutie Mark Crusaders are going on a camping trip with Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash, and Scootaloo is desperate to impress her idol. After she’s a bit too eager to look brave during Dashie’s scary campfire stories, she starts having horrible nightmares. Will Scootaloo be able to make it through the camping trip without letting Rainbow Dash know she’s a scaredy-pony?
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Episode [3.05] – “Magic Duel”

This week, on My Little Pony

“Why is she so mean to us?”

“Yeah, I miss the days when she was just a fraud!”

Does this look like the face of somepony who trusts wheels? That's right.

The Great and Powerful Trixie has a personal vendetta against Twilight Sparkle, and she’s willing to go to great lengths to exact her retribution… even if that means allowing herself to be corrupted by a powerful magical artifact that drives her to seal all of Ponyville in a glass bubble and transform the village into her own personal kingdom. Or maybe she would have done that absent ancient magical influence anyway? In any case, Twilight must figure out a way to save the village from tyranny, but there’s just no way she can overcome Trixie’s impossibly powerful magic. But what if there was a way to sidestep it completely and attack Trixie at her weak point for massive damage: her own vanity and blind pursuit of power?

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Episode [3.04] – “One Bad Apple”

This week, on My Little Pony

“Oh, why does life have to be so ironic?”

Literal ominous foreshadowing.

In which an Apple cousin from Manehattan comes out to the farm for a week, falls in with the wrong crowd, and becomes a worse bully than Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. No, really.

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Episode [3.03] – “Too Many Pinkie Pies”

This week, on My Little Pony

“So lemme guess. You’re the real Pinkie Pie.”

“Heck if I know. Could be any one of us, if you ask me. And if I said I was the real Pinkie, you wouldn’t even believe me anyway. So just leave me alone. I’ve got some important poking the ground with my hoof to do.”

“Oh Spike, how’re we gonna do this? I can’t risk sending the real Pinkie back into the pond!”

“I miss the real Pinkie.”

“I bet she misses you, too.”

Wehe! Wehe! / Beide Teile / steh'n in Eile / schon als Knechte!

How many Pinkies could a Pinkie Pie Pie if a Pinkie Pie could Pie Pinkies?
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