The Wide Cartoon World of Sports: Sofia the First

This will be the first in a new series of extremely infrequent articles, in which I analyze sports competitions that take place in cartoons, and analyze their feasibilities compared to real-life sports.

Today it will be about the Flying Derby episodes of Sofia the First, which are S1E01 where Sofia tries out for the derby team, and S2E03 where her team competes in the latter stages of Enchancia’s national derby competition. Most focus will be given to the latter episode, since it shows more details about how the sport is organized.

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The Wide Cartoon World of Sports: Sofia the First

The Democratic Voice of Equestria — The important questions in life

How was Ponyville rebuilt after it was destroyed in Swarm of the Century?

What does it entail to be an alicorn?

What does it entail to be a princess?

How are mayors elected?

If Prince Blueblood was Celestia’s nephew, which of Celestia’s sisters was it who got him then?

How old is Granny Smith?

Why did it take Rainbow Dash three tries to join the Wonderbolts, despite passing their tests on all occasions?

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The Democratic Voice of Equestria — The important questions in life

Dandy classic: Free Voice of Equestria — Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 3000

No, wait, it was 6000. Twilight’s softcover-based memories aren’t all that reliable. Also, she never tasted the cider herself.

SSCS6K, is an episode has oftentimes been assumed to be a lesson about general economics, alcoholism, and how the frauds were revealed in the end. But there are problems popping up with those lessons once you look at it from an industrial-age, fair-competition, progressive angle. And those problems are big enough that it places SSCS6K among the very worst episodes of Friendship is Magic, and it even manages to paint the Mane 6 as straight-out evil. And before you ask, yes, almost all of this article is straight-forward. This is not satire, nor does it exaggerate wildly as per the recent Nostalgia Critic-style. And so the ordeal begins…

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Dandy classic: Free Voice of Equestria — Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 3000

Hana Züki — The long history

In those last few months, there seems to have been a few pieces of news at conventions, about Hasbro making a brand-new preschool cartoon called Hana Züki Full of Treasures. At the current moment, only a poster for it has been published, with the promise of a Spring 2017 American release through an unstated channel or service.

However, the story of Hana Züki begins many years ago, in 2005, as a long history about brands, copyrights and acquisitions, are about to unfold before our eyes…

(Note 1: WordPress seemingly does not allow combining diacritics, so it pains me illogically much that I am unable to write the title as it should be, with umlauts over both the N and the U.)

(Note 2: The article will probably continue to be updated in the hours following its original upload.)

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Hana Züki — The long history

Amazon Video guide: How to watch Amazon Originals worldwide

Last edited 30th June 2016, to add actual link buttons, and since the first shortcuts to jump straight to the Wishenpoof video player didn’t work.

Amazon Video, also considered by many to be synonymous with Amazon Prime, is a video service that has become very infamous internationally for only being officially available in 5 countries. This is compared to its chief competitor Netflix’s more than 180 countries, of which about 25-30 of them are focus markets.

It has annoyed people outside of those five countries to no end, since Amazon also hasn’t sold its shows to international channels (except for Mozart in the Jungle). But for those people, I can testify to and confirm:

There is a way to watch Amazon Video Originals worldwide! And it’s legal. And if you’re highly skilled at binge-watching and in how to use Amazon’s settings page, you could get 4 months free as well.

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