Awoken by H8_Seed and Glaze (a.k.a. WoodenToaster) is the best song that I’ve ever heard in my entire life.
Awoken is intended as a sequel to another song titled Rainbow Factory, also by Glaze/WoodenToaster. Rainbow Factory describes a dark secret that exists behind the happy city of Cloudsdale. The Rainbow Factory is a place where innocents are tortured, exploited and killed, for the benefit of a populace living an obliviously blissful life, symbolized metaphorically by the rainbow. The song describes a status quo. There is of course nothing wrong with that; it provides world-building, and certainly Awoken would not have been possible without the setup provided by Rainbow Factory. However, the song describes the Rainbow Factory from the point of v…Read more >
Today, I noticed that:
- Turnabout Storm, Part 1, published in October 2011, contains a joke about the protagonist’s spikey haircut looking like a “porcupine”;
- Turnabout Storm, Part 3: Twilight, published in September 2012, covers the same timespan as the previous episode (Part 3: Phoenix) but reveals different events by following different characters who go to different places.
and then I saw Games Ponies Play, published in February 2013, which:
- contains a scene in which Rarity briefly turns Twilight Sparkle’s mane into a spikey shape and says: “Imagine her mane turned into a porcupine.”
- covers the same timespan as the previous episode (Just for Sidekicks) but reveals different events by following different characters who go to different places. …