Odds and Ends #3

Such is the kindness of the torturers, whom I was subsequently to betray.

The Odds and Ends got a bit long, so find them after the break.

  • Despite an intriguing bio on her packaging, Sunset Shimmer does not feature in season 4, according to Meghan McCarthy. However, a mysterious and possibly fake image of her popped up that indicates that she may play a role in Equestria Girls. There is a thread on Reddit about it, but commenters say that a Reddit thread on the topic was removed at some point, which seems likely given the timestamps, so the original one is probably lost—unless someone made a backup. (The ImageShark version has the earliest timestamp I found, 2013-03-19 07:13:45Z.) Have fun speculating!
    sunsetshimmerequestriag
  • The Omaha World Herald from Nebraska wrote a fluffy article, also interviewing our Rommel of Bronies for Good. Thanks to Shawn and Bud, who sent it in, but we were already briefed. Special thanks to Chis for the photo of the dead trees version below.
    Paper Pic
  • It looks like our new storyboard supervisor may be Timothy Packford. Get him on Twitter! (Or tell us his screen name.)
  • Ducks confirmed for season 4 episode 11. Or something else entirely. (See also this tweet.)
  • An enigmatic muffin tweet by Mike Vogel.
  • Meghan McCarthy knows that there’s an episode that talks about disabilities. (See also this tweet.)
  • Then there was also a tidbit from Obsession is Magic: Daring Do confirmed for season 4. But of course it’s unknown whether just her name will be mentioned again as a bit of continuity or whether she’ll actually get screentime.
  • Check out Peter New’s new website.
  • Finally, Meghan McCarthy has divulged a few points of data from season 4 that will hopefully make a beautiful line.
    • “Hey #bronies you can ask me questions about #MLPFIM via twitter Do my best to answer but know there are some things I can’t talk about yet.” (2013-04-10 03:33Z)
    • “ ‘@Anabwana: @MMeghanMcCarthy Anything cool planned for the CMC in S4?’ Yes!” (2013-04-10 03:36Z)
    • “ ‘@Honda175: A lot of bronies are upset about alicorn Twilight. Without giving anything away, do you think S4 will keep everyone happy?’ Yes!” (2013-04-10 03:37Z)
    • “ ‘@AdrianArellano0: Are you tired of working on and talking about ponies?’ Never!” (2013-04-10 03:38Z)
    • “ ‘@ZorkFox: Will we ever see Rarity as the central character again? She stole every scene/episode she was in this season….’ Yes!” (2013-04-10 03:39Z)
    • “ ‘@benjjedi: Any chance Spike will get as much awesome moments/love in season 4 as he did (if not, more than) in season 3?’ Yep.” (2013-04-10 03:40Z)
    • “Answer to a couple questions I’ve just gotten— I try not to set something up if I don’t plan to pay it off” (2013-04-10 03:42Z)
    • “ ‘@brennasaur: @MMeghanMcCarthy will Fluttershy be a main focus in more episodes? #MLPFIM’ yep” (2013-04-10 03:44Z)
    • “ ‘@SteveAteMySocks: Any big musical numbers planned for the next season? ‘This Day Aria’ was amazing!’ Yes. So excited about S4 music.” (2013-04-10 03:57Z)
    • “ ‘@JacobTannerGray: Will we be introduced to new characters?’ Yep. Some really good ones.” (2013-04-10 03:59Z)
    • “ ‘@DoucheFry: plan on adding in more pop-culture references throughout S4? #MLPFiM’ definitely” (2013-04-10 04:00Z)
    • “ ‘@dancressman: Thoughts on pacing? Are you continuing the “epic” tone in S3 or are you planning on slowing it back down at all?’ Both” (2013-04-10 04:01Z)
    • “ ‘@secret2every1: @MMeghanMcCarthy Are there going to be any Slice-of-Life episodes in S4?’ Lots” (2013-04-10 04:04Z)
    • “ ‘@greybrother: How has it been working on S4 so far compared to S3 & 2? Was it ever overwhelming previously?’ Less overwhelming than S3” (2013-04-10 04:05Z)
    • “ ‘@henmo24: @MMeghanMcCarthy any new writers for the series?’ Yes” (2013-04-10 04:05Z)
    • “ ‘@lunarpaw: @MMeghanMcCarthy Coming to EFNW?’ If they invite me :-)” (2013-04-10 04:09Z)
    • “ ‘@2552nsf: @MMeghanMcCarthy Will we see more of Rarity’s generosity in S4?’ Yes” (2013-04-10 04:09Z)
    • “ ‘@Vetrocision: Will you do an AMA on http://t.co/MuDM7pUSMK like @goldenrusset and @AndreaLibman did?’ How do u get to do one?” (2013-04-10 04:10Z)
    • “ ‘@Marjan_Lion: @M_A_Larson And in a followup to his question: Will Larson still be allowed to the Christmas party later this year?’ No way” (2013-04-10 04:11Z)
    • “ ‘@Lyra_Rays: @MMeghanMcCarthy What about BronyCon? Will you be there?’ I’d like to be. Hint, hint” (2013-04-10 04:11Z)
    • “ ‘@Hot_Donut: @MMeghanMcCarthy Is @AndreaLibman still going to be awesome in S4? :)’ soooooo awesome” (2013-04-10 04:14Z)
    • “ ‘@AlexGass: @MMeghanMcCarthy Any chance of us finding out more about Equestrian history?’ Yes” (2013-04-10 04:16Z)
    • “ ‘@jonrob12: if you were to describe season 4 in 1 word what would that word be?’ Ambitious” (2013-04-10 04:19Z)
    • “ ‘@ImAClam: Let’s talk Fish Hooks. Who’s your favorite fish. ;)’ Shellsea but u r my favorite clam” (2013-04-10 04:22Z)
    • “ ‘@NightmareNights: What about us? Will you be here? We’ll fly you, feed you, house you, and adore you!’ Sounds good to me.” (2013-04-10 04:24Z)
    • “ ‘@CStheBreaded: @MMeghanMcCarthy Will we get to see any more members of the mane 6’s families?’ Yes” (2013-04-10 06:12Z)
    • “ ‘@SSRodin: How would you describe the overall tone of S4? Will the focus be greater on drama, humor, or adventure?’ Packed w/ all 3” (2013-04-10 06:13Z)
    • “ ‘@juukuchi: What’s your personal favourite episode you’ve written? And by extension what’s your fav #MLPFiM ep?’ Hasn’t aired yet” (2013-04-10 06:14Z)
    • “ ‘@ZergPriest: Will Daniel Ingram still be doing lots and lots of awesome songs for us to remix in season 4?’ Lots and lots and lots and lots” (2013-04-10 06:15Z)
    • “ ‘@juukuchi: Better question. Despite Twilight’s new status she’ll still have flaws and a lot of room for personal growth in S4 yes?’ Yes” (2013-04-10 06:15Z)
    • “ ‘@Fishmeistercod: How many more Alicorns should we be expecting?’ 53” (2013-04-10 06:16Z)
    • “ ‘@krellend20: S4 question: any chance we’ll see Applejack display some definition of Honesty that isn’t “Dependable”?’ Yep” (2013-04-10 14:55Z)
    • “ ‘@Sgt_Dashie: Will there be more RainbowDash focused episodes in S4’ yes” (2013-04-10 14:57Z)
    • “ ‘@OsakaJack: @buttonspony @MandoMommy Is that true, Will Twilight never see her friends anymore because of her new royal duties?’ Not true” (2013-04-10 15:12Z)
    • “@Joystik_thePony maybe not that line but @StTabitha is doing some amazing things this season as Rarity and… others” (2013-04-10 15:40Z)
    • “ ‘@Sploich: Do you find it hard writing a show for one demographic when there’s such a big fanbase from another?’ Nope.” (2013-04-10 15:41Z)
    • “ ‘@mktoon: Wow SOMEpony has been busy answering questions!!’ Who is it?! U need to shut that kind of stuff down ASAP!” (2013-04-10 15:48Z)
    • “@WanWeengedAnjil IMHO Good writing doesn’t come from a desire to appease but from a desire to surprise and entertain. :-)” (2013-04-10 18:13Z)