Season 24

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 30

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 30 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 29

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 28

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 27

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 26

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 25

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 24

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 23

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 22

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 21

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 20

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 19

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 18

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 17

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 3 Episode 16


When I reviewed Viva Las Pegasus, I called it the best Map episode to date and a model for the rest of the episodes. Does this episode come close? Well, let’s see.

  • Story: 9 (Remember when I talked about when I talked about the show taking old plots and making something new out of them (Old Concept, New Execution)? Well, this episode went the extra mile and took preexisting elements from previous stories and made a new story out of them. In spite of no romantic tension between the two new characters, Vapor Trail and Sky Stinger, the whole thing played out in a way that reminds me of a Romantic Comedy, yet without the forced antics that weigh so many in the genre down. I, for one, for example, thought the cliched “Misunderstanding” couldn’t be done well in any sort of context, yet they manage to pull it off and make it tolerable. Furthermore, the way Twilight and Rainbow worked out their problems and their solutions were both believable and enjoyable to watch. The only part I didn’t like was toward the end. Once again, the resolution felt more or less rushed, considering a lifetime friendship had just been tarnished, but this is hardly a new problem with the show and I think just a few more moments of talking things out would’ve eased things. But combined with otherwise good pacing and a clear flow, I feel like the story was a high flyer.)
  • Characters: 10 (Now, the characters were a complete delight to watch. Let’s start with Vapor Trail and Sky Stinger. I feel like these two were made for each other, contributing to each other’s greatest strengths and most dire weaknesses. With Vapor, it’s her sacrificing her confidence and self desire to help out her friend, which to a morbid extent I find admirable but she’s clearly taking it the wrong way. And for Sky Stinger, it’s his overconfidence (I initially took him for a Season 1-Rainbow Dash) and false sense of security couple with the real (if equally) concern for his friend. Together, they form a real bond that initially made me see them as a couple. He completes her and she completes him, they were just following it the wrong way. Still, this is one ship I can get behind. As for Rainbow Dash and Twilight, again, they both had good ideas on how to confront the situation (Twilight wanting to tackle the problem head on and Rainbow Dash trying a more subtle approach), but each of their flaws quickly come up. Eventually, they come up with a great combination of the two, but gently confronting them on the situation and making them work out their problems together. With fantastic new characters and resourceful old ones, it’s no wonder this episode continues the tradition of memorable one-off characterization.)
  • Humor: 8 (While not providing many laugh-out-loud moments like previous episodes, there are several moments that had me giggling like a madman. Choice examples include the Air Horn during the Technique Class, “T-Sparks” and “The Dashinator”, and the Book Ends with Rainbow Dash being called elsewhere just as she’s finally ready to relax. And then, there’s the facial expressions. Oh, goodness, if I can give Season 6 credit for anything, it’s the creative and inventive Facial Expressions that were introduced here. But, I’ll get into that more in Animation. In the meantime, while, again, there’s nothing particularly Gut-Busting, I still apreciate a good laugh when I get one, and this episode had plenty to give.) 
  • Animation: 9 (This episode is testament to how good the animation has gotten since Season 3, with the animation of the Dizzatron looking much more natural here than in Wonderbolt Academy. I don’t know if it’s because it’s actual Flash rather than the CGI they used back then, but it still looks better. But once again, the facial expressions help make this episode. And not just the comic ones. The looks on Vapor and Sky during their falling out are so effective at capturing the drama of the situation. You can feel the heartache during that scene. I still think Starlight’s falling out with Trixie in No Second Prances wins the award for most effective, but this is still up there. It still goes to show what this show does well, it does fantastically.)
  • Music: 8 (Unfortunately, nothing really stood out to me. Just the same brilliance I’ve come to expect from Will Anderson and his team.)
  • Morals: 10 (Here, we get a moral I don’t think has been done on this show before: the dangers of extremes. We’ve seen how helping a friend has done a world of good, yet this episode shows just the darker undertones of that. First, with Vapor and Sky, they show the dangers of helping each other succeed. Vapor has been giving a wing up for Sky ever since his foalhood, yet this has had negative consequences that almost confuse their relationship for an unhealthy one. Her helping has ended up pushing Sky’s cockiness to its natural extreme and caused her to lose her way as a flyer. Sure, their backstories give them very sympathetic reasons for both, but their helping has been doing more harm than good. And this goes for Twilight and Rainbow’s solutions as well: their solutions, as I said earlier, were doing more harm than good. By finding a solid middle ground, both parties were able to better each other and better their friends as well. And I think that’s what this episode is trying to teach: Helping your friend is good, but if you go to extremes, it’s just as bad as harming them in the long run. I don’t think I’ve seen this moral done very often, so to see it done here is fantastic.)
  • Overall Feelings: 9 (I said this once, and I’ll say it again: I can see why Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco were entrusted with Legend of Everfree. This episode hit nearly all the right notes, making it not only one of the most enjoyable episodes of the season, but also one of the smartest and most emotional. The story is near perfect, the characters are wonderful, the moral is ingenious, and it captures a pure bond so well that I’d almost be inclined to ship it. The regular seasons have ended with a bang lately, and this one is no exception. Overall verdict? I hesitate to say that Top Bolt is a better Map episode than Viva Las Pegasus (although hardly by much), but it’s definitely better than their last one, The Hooffields and the McColts. Both these ladies and the Map Episodes in general have improved so much since Season 5, so I feel this episode was the icing on top of a great trio of episodes.)

Total Score: 63/70. Divided by 7=9.0/10 (Exemplary).

Of course, this is just my opinion. What did YOU guys think? Did this episode make you want to fly high, or does it make you need the airhorn? Leave a comment and share this post around. I’d love to see where this conversation goes.

In the meantime, this is MLPSeason6Hub, and until next time, I leave you with Warm Feelings and Good Ponies.

New UFC Owners “Getting Rid” of The Ultimate Fighter

 Following the 4 billion dollar sale of the UFC, WME-IMG are reportedly looking into “getting rid” of The Ultimate Fighter.

 TUF, which debuted in 2005, has been a huge factor in where the UFC is today, and MMA in general. Following the 1st season, after the Fertitta’s purchased the company, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonner arguably saved the sport in their TUF Finale bout, which was nothing short of legendary. Now, in the year 2016, we’re 24 seasons in, not counting Latin America or Brazil, which have their own seasons of The Ultimate Fighter.

 Jeremy Botter Tweeted:

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I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that fandom can’t identify with social justice ideas or allegories for the plight of minority people at this point?

Even though they can all day long when it’s the X-Men (mostly white), they hate on characters like Daisy Johnson for having the exact same story arc this season.

Double standards 24/7.

anonymous asked:

Now that the season has started, how many episodes in will it be before we get updated on Sam's quest to find Mark, and Caleb and Adam's relationship limbo/the potential issue with Adam's parents?

As with previous seasons, each episode is going to be focused on one or two characters. I don’t want to tell you which episodes involve which characters because I don’t want to spoil anything. 

The season two finale, Episode 24, occurred in early July. With Episode 25, we powered through the summer, and ended up in September. That’s where we’ll be picking up with most of the characters. Episodes 26, 28, and 29 all take place in the first three weeks of September. Episode 27 is a little out of sequence - we’ll be jumping in on what two characters were up to back in late August. 

So in the first five episodes you’ll be hearing from almost everyone and…I think that’s all I can say without spoiling too much.