Well, this was the episode I was hyped for, and I have to admit... it was an awesome episode. I enjoyed it, yet it bothered me. No, this is nothing to do with the MLP crew. The stuff that bothered me was personal. I'll get to that later. For now, here's A Hearth's Warming Tail.
I'm not really in the mood to go much into detail, so I'll give you the short version. I loved the songs, it was a good musical. We got to see alot of returning characters. Seeing Featherweight tap-dance with Pinkie Pie was very amusing. Applejack's song was nice. Got to see Merry May finally, and Spike got to sing (not heard, but no worries, he'll have a song in one of his episodes this season). I still love Starlight Glimmer, she was really good in here! Even though I did like her part in No Second Prances better.
Yeah, so that's pretty much it. It was a really good episode. But there was something about this episode that really bothered me. Now I'll say it again - the crew had nothing to do with this, this is personal. You know the whole reason why I still watch MLP? I know I do expect alot in the show. There are alot of things I want that didn't happen yet, like Mareami, and Merry having dialogue, and Spike having his own song, but I'd trade that all in, yes all of it, for something else. Something that this show is all about: friendship. This show taught me to be a better person. To be a good friend to people. I know I'm not perfect, but I do try. What really bothered me about this episode is that all these ponies are all together happy... giving gifts... singing... showing how much they are happy together.
And what do I get? An overworked dad, a depressed mom, my grandma's in pain, the rest of my family is far away, and my friends are all too busy to hang out as often as I want them to. We don't even have an Xmas tree anymore. I know I seem so happy and optimistic all the time with my jokes and all that, but you have no idea how lonely I really am. I feel happy, that nothing else matters whenever my friends are around. I am lucky to have my parents and grandma, don't get me wrong, but there are so many things wrong with their lives and there's only so much I can do for them. I give way more happiness to everyone than people giving them to me. Now I'm here making YouTube videos, and very little people are watching them. Do I mean anything to anyone? It feels good making other people happy, but that doesn't mean I'm doing it for free. Can I have some friendship back, please?!
That's also why I like Spike so much. He gives so much and doesn't get enough appreciation back. Just like me. Well I guess I should leave it there. I don't wanna give you a sob-story. I really hope as a community we can help each other out with our problems. We're not perfect, but we are there for each other. How about you prove to me that you understand? Anyways, I don't feel like doing anything on this wiki today, so someone else handle the Character appearances and stats pages and all that. Hope you have a great day.
Update: Turns out I missed a bingo slot in this episode - BG pony references that I recognize! Someone was dressed like Professor Snape, so got a bingo slot filled in here! Two more slots in two directions! :D