Heeeeyyyy, Ponyville! It's Meester Tweester! Tonight, you'll vote for your favorite villains, but we'll get to that later. 18 ponies voted in the six-day time period, which was less last time. (I want to cry now.) Thank you to everypony who voted, so let's get down to business, but seriously, welcome to Pony Voting 3!
It's shout-out time!Happy Year-iversary to my human sister! Since my OC sister is Dizzy Twister, I guess we can use her as a placeholder for now. Here's your birthday cake! (fling cake) As promised last time, a shout-out also goes to PowerStar89 for answering the riddle correctly first. The riddle was to guess the first and eighth letters of this sequence: __, T, T, F, F, S, S, __. The correct answer was O and E, because each letter represents the first letter for each of the counting numbers: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight. Nopony wanted to guess what it stood for, even though the answer was already revealed. What a shame. Nonetheless, if you have a birthday next week, post it along with your ballot to get a shout-out and a fictional piece of cake!
The number of voting blogs has increased greatly ever since Pony Voting 1. Please excuse me if I express rage in the comments for this. There's a part inside of me that wants to punish those who steal the idea of voting blog, while the other beams with joy because ponies admiring my work by being inspired to create their own makes Pony Voting a celebrity. I should lean to the second one more often, but the first one keeps on coming back to haunt me. So please excuse me if the first flickers on.
Enough of that mushy sentimental stuff already, it's time to reveal the votes! Last time, all eight of the Cutie Mark Crusader episodes were up for voting:
|Cutie Mark Crusader Episodes:|
Place your bets now, absolutely NO changing!
We got 64 votes last week from 18 voters, which went down from the 96 votes and 21 voters last time. You were allowed to vote for your top four episodes, but unfortunately, not everypony did that. One voted for five like last time, but after a reminder, changed it obediantly. So that’s an average of 3.56 votes, which is a whole vote than the 4.57 we got last time. But remember, you could only vote for four, not five, so we need to adjust it. 3.56 x 1.26 is 4.45, still less than Pony Voting 2. But wait, there's more! The voting period was six days, not seven, so 4.45 x 1.17 is 5.21. Finally, now I'm satisfied. This was a big surprise: every song got at least four votes! But of course, there always has to be a sore loser with the bare minimum, awarding it last place. This song got only four votes, which was from Dragonfufu, ShadowPirateX, Rin14100, and a Wikia contributor. The song with four votes is...
Hammer. Hammer. Hammer. Hammer. Hammer. Hammer. Chicken. Chicken. Hammer. Hammer. Chicken. Hammer. Chicken. Chicken. Hammer. Chicken. Hammer. Hammer. Chicken. Chicken. Hammer. Chicken. Hammer. Hammer. Okay, we get the point. There wasn't much to this episode except for the hammer and chicken jokes it created. Plus maybe the stare. Oh, that's what the episode was about? I never noticed, maybe because of the stupid Scoota-chick jokes, Memebase!Also, in the recent Equestria Girls trailer, the CMC played an astounding role, clocking up an entire half-second! ...yay! While Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle were doing a bicycle pump move, Scootaloo was doing... the chicken dance? The internet was so fast, they already looped the scene and slapped The Chicken Song on it! It sounds amazing, until you scroll down to the comments section, where the CMC puberty debate is going on. ...yeah... moving on!
With five votes, this song doesn't have much friction with the fans. The quintvottenial award goes to...
Hub: Oh, hey! FiM, I need a word with you please.
Hub: Um, Valentine's Day is coming up, and... I noticed how popular your little show is getting...
FiM: I don't like where this is going, but yeah?
Hub: ...we would love it if you made a custom-built episode just for Valentine's Day! Oh and don't overdo yourselves, go ahead and pair up two minor characters that we'll probably won't ever see together again anyway.
FiM: What's the point in that, boss?
Hub: Well, we kind of need the publicity, so if we can advertise a new fresh couple, then we can tell everybody about it, and then they'll watch it, they'll love it, and then we never need them again!
FiM: That's like opening a pre-ordered plastic bag for one use only, then discarding it!
Hub: Too bad.
FiM: Fine, we'll try...
That's pretty much how Hearts and Hooves Day was born. Despite the whole episode focusing on Big Mac and Cheerilee, we never got to see some much needed character development because of the stupid love potion #9! Oh, and they added the CMC into the mix. Just to prove my point, they never wrote to Princess Celestia about their lesson. And btw, this was the last episode to get their first vote. Shame!
With six votes, it scores exactly one third of the viewers. This episode isn't too bad in my opinion, but I guess the fans beg to differ. With six votes, it's...
This was a bit of a shocker. This episode had some excellent voice acting and character development from Granny Smith, Diamond Tiara, and Filthy. I meant Rich, sorry! Just call him Filthy Rich. We also got to see how Ponyville was founded! My only problem was the zap-apples. How are they grown, and why haven't we seen them anywhere else? And why couldn't they have just referenced Rainbow Dash once? I have no clue how that outweighed all the other benefits, but the votes have spoken.
No Pony Voting would be complete without a tie! And I don't mean Filthy's dollar bill tie because both these episodes have eight votes. The candidates with eight votes are as follows...
The episodes with awesome songs gone already, with only fourth place? How can this be? Both episodes have extremely catchy songs! From the opening Bohemian Rhapsody reference, all the way to the classic banana peel gag at the end, there's no reason why these songs shouldn't get a medal or at least a Grammy. Just for that, this calls for a mashup!
Cutie Babs Mark Seed Crusaders Song
[Cutie Mark Crusaders] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
[Scootaloo] Look, here, are three little ponies, ready to sing for this crowd! Listen up, 'cause here's our story, I'm gonna sing it-
[CMC] Very loud!!!!!!!
[Apple Bloom] First, we thought that Babs was so really, really sweet. A new friend to have, and it seemed like such a treat!
[Scootaloo] But then, we found the truth; she's just a bully from the east! She went from Babs, yeah, to a bully and a beast.
[Apple Bloom] Everywhere we turn, she's just a step ahead!
[Scootaloo] When you're a younger pony and your flank is very bare, feels like the sun will never come when your cutie mark's not there! So the three of us will fight the fight, there is nothing that we fear. We'll have to figure out what we'll do next!
[Cutie Mark Crusaders] Babs Seed, Babs Seed, what we gonna do? Got a bully on our tail, gotta hide, we gotta bail! Babs Seed, Babs Seed, if she's after you, gotta run, we gotta flee, gotta hurry, don't you see? Babs Seed, Babs Seed, she's just a bad, bad seed.
Till our cutie marks are here! We are the Cutie Mark Crusaders on a quest to find out who we are and we will never stop the journey, not until we have our cutie marks!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
[Apple Bloom] Hiding from a bully, we know it isn't right, but the Cutie Mark Crusaders, we aren't lookin' for a fight.
[Scootaloo] Oh, she'll go home soon, and then we'll have some peace again, but for now, we're staying out of her way 'til then.
[Apple Bloom] Everywhere we turn, she's just a step ahead!
[Scootaloo] They all say that you'll get your mark when the time is really right and you know just what you're supposed to do and your talent comes to light, but it's not as easy as it sounds and that waiting's hard to do, so we test our talents everywhere!
[Cutie Mark Crusaders] Babs Seed, Babs Seed, what we gonna do? Until our face is blue Got a bully on our tail We are the Cutie Mark Crusaders Gotta hide, we gotta bail On a quest to find out who we are Babs Seed, Babs Seed, if she's after you And we will never stop the journey Gotta run, we gotta flee Not until we have our cutie marks Gotta hurry, don't you see? We are the Cutie Mark Crusaders Why so mean? Why so crude? On a quest to find out who we are Why so angry? Why so rude? And we will never stop the journey Can't you be nice? Can't we be friends? Not until we have our cutie marks!! Isn't it sad? Is this how it all ends? Babs Seed, Babs Seed, she's just a bad, bad- Babs Seed, Babs Seed, she's just a bad, bad- Babs Seed, Babs Seed-
[Scootaloo] She's just a bad, bad seed!
End the song already!
That was so amazing, right? I can just imaging King Spartax working on the soundtrack right now! Okay, maybe it was a little awkward. A little bit. Notice how I completely demolished the verse structure? No more pesky punctuation errors! Well, except maybe not for the second-to-last verse.
So here are the final three:
|Final Three (At Least Nine Votes):|
All of them will receive a medal. How many of your favorites made it this far? That's funny, both of the "Ponyville"-titled ones made it. Four plus five plus six plus eight plus eight equals 31 votes, so 33 are left for the final three! That's barely over one-half of the entire votes. That's an average of eleven, but that's never the case. Prepare to watch the entire brony community's heartbeat rise by fifty heartbeats per minute...
The episode with only nine votes is...
|Nine Votes (Bronze Medal):|
Gabby Gums better report this right now, Ponyville Confidential wins the bronze medal! You earned it, CMC, as well as Diamond Tiara! (fling medal)
And Gabby Gums, go and get a shot from these two awesome episodes. It better be juicy! Four plus five plus six plus eight plus eight plus nine equals 40, which leaves 24 for our finalists:
|Final Two (At Least Ten Votes):|
Our your bets still on one of these two? Or did you switch? YOU SWITCHED, DIDN'T YOU? Dang, and I had fifty bits riding on Stare Master. Here you go, Filthy. (flings bits)
(Octavia drum rolls on a timpani)
And now... the moment you've all been waiting for... I, Meester Tweester, am proud to present the community polled most-voted-for episode... the award of the best Cutie Mark Crusader episode is...
...a tie?!?!?!? (Octavia breaks timpani in horror)
|Final Two (Both Twelve Votes?!?!?!?):|
How do you break a tie? We can't just leave it like that, there must be a single gold medal winner? Octavia, go and fetch me the Rules Book!
(Octavia returns with book)
Okay, here we go: In case of a tie between first place, whichever candidate received all their votes first wins the gold medal.
Now we have to go through all eighteen ballots! So twelve voted for and six against. When all of the votes for one episode is in, we have a winner! So here we go:
We are a third of the way through, with a 5-5 tie...
We're at the half-way mark, with 6-6...
Only five ballots left, and a 9-9 tie remains. Whoever gets three more votes before the other wins!
Three ballots left, and we're at a checkmate: 9-11. If Sleepless in Ponyville gets one more vote, The Cutie Mark Chronicles is dead. The final three ballots are:
So Sleepless in Ponyville wins! The game-deciding winning ballot belongs to Bettipetrikov. Let this be a lesson, turn your ballots in early. It could decide the tie!
Sleepless in Ponyville, here is your gold medal! The Cutie Mark Chronicles still wins silver! (fling medals)
|Twelve Votes (Gold Medal):|
|Twelve Votes (Silver Medal):|
Don't forget that the gold medalists all get a special place in the Hall of Fame!
|HALL OF FAME:|
Since nopony replied to my post of the Retro Section:Background Characters, I've come to a decision! Whoever casts the 1,000th vote, (not ballot) will receive an extra-special shout-out and as a prize the next Pony Voting would be the Retro Section. We're currently at 186 votes, so get cranking! At this rate, the Retro Section should be Pony Voting 17!
Another riddle from Doctor Whooves:
What object do all three of these locations have: a sandwich shop, a casino, and computer store?
Answer the riddle correctly along with your ballot! If you win, you get a special shout-out.
So that wraps up this week's voting! As always, we won't leave you hanging without a poll to vote on. So for Pony Voting 4, you'll vote for your top five favorite villains!
We'll interview every candidate, with their campaign!
Diamond Dogs: Look at all these jewels! My precious...
Diamond Tiara: I bet I can be the very best pony you've ever seen! Just look at my tiara, it's fabulous! And I wil never stop saying "I"!
Discord: What's the point in voting for me? Fluttershy already reformed me, so why am I a villan?
And that's why he's on the list: since he's the master of chaos, he hacked into my account to make him up for voting.
Flim: For every vote contributing to the Flim Flam Fund, an apple will be donated to the voters!
Flam: With our chemically improved apples, every bite will make you shine 1% brighter! So remember, an apple a day keeps those pesky villains away, so vote for us today!
Garble: Oh look, pretty ponies! isn't that a show for little girls? Be a real man and vote for a more masculine creature like me!
Gilda: Uggh, why won't these stupid cameraponies just buzz off! And what are you looking at, dweeb?
King Sombra: My crystal slaves...
Nightmare Moon: If no votes are received from these feeble-minded whelps, the night... will last... FOREVER!
Queen Chrysalis: Hye, evwypony! I'm Derpy! Since da fandom wikes me duh vewy vewy best, evwypony well vote for me!
Silver Spoon: Yeah, show them who's boss, DeeTee!
Sunset Shimmer: I may be the new villain on the block, I may be the only human here as well, but everybody better watch out, since I'm going to fight all the way to the top!
Trixie: Are there any neigh-sayers in this crowd? Watch, as The Great and Powerful Trixie demonstrates what will happen to the fool that won't vote for The Great and Powerful Trixie! Wait, that wasn't supposed to be a mustache spell! Change it back right now!
Rules: You can vote five times for five villans.
Please, please, please vote! The faster we get a ton of comments, the faster it gets onto the "Popular Blog Posts" bar, where everypony can see it! I really appreciate your support, and every single comment counts! Voting ends May 20th at midnight UTC time, so Pony Voting 4 will be up and running May 21th if everything goes well. This has been Meester Tweester, and goodnight Ponyville!