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Rainbow Fails by Mattings Rainbow Fails by Mattings
Just a little after action report of the the recent episode from a few key players.

I actually thought Rainbow Falls was a damn good episode, minus a few grievances (Spitfire was understandable in Wonderbolt Academy, being in a training environment and all, but this is ridiculous.)

Anyway, just a quick fun thing, cause I never get to do episode specific stuff.
More stuff is on the way!
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Ajksob Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, at least she apologized. It "softened the blow" a little.
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SolarAsylum Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amusing.

Agreeing Soarin icon :iconsaysplz: YOU WERE A BITCH!
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Another thing I'll say about this pic:

Being a bitch isn't a bad thing. If there were no bitches, nothing would ever get done. At least nothing for women. All a bitch is, is a woman who doesn't take any shit. There can certainly be mean bitches, but being mean is not the true meaning of the word. I'm all in favor of women being bitches, as long as they aren't the mean kind.

That being said, Spitfire is (in the words of my favorite TV doctor House) a

"Cutthroat bitch."

Maybe someday she'll learn to just be tough, and stop being a dick. One can hope :)
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being a bitch means amazingness
being a bitch means you don't take shit from anyone
there I shortened it
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You said it perfectly :)
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Being a bitch, much like being a bastard, means you're a fucking asshole of a specific gender. A bitch isn't someone who doesn't take shit, a bitch is someone who spreads shit.

The world needs more hardass women, but no one needs a higher level of bitchiness.
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
While I appreciate your feedback, as men I believe we should take the word of the women in our lives when it comes to these matters. It was my mom who informed me that the word bitch, is simply what men say about women (and women say it too) when they think a woman is being too bossy (which for most men translates into being mean). Think about the double standards our culture imposes on women. For example, a man who sleeps around a lot is a virile manly hunk in stud. A woman who does the same is a dirty shameful whorish slut. Doesn't seem fair does it?
The word bitch has become so associated with negative views that I doubt it will ever truly be viewed by the public at large as something to admire, but when it comes to women, all I have to say, is that if you've gone your entire life and no one has ever called you a bitch, you're probably doing something wrong.

Also, men who are assholes are called assholes. Women who are assholes aren't called that. They're named for a different part of their lower anatomy. They're called cunts. However, since there really is no way to put a positive spin on that word, I would not say it about Spitfire (essentially she is a cunt, but I would simply call her an asshole).
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Men who are assholes are called dicks. Or douchebags (for whatever reason, women don't get that as much). Although "dick" certainly doesn't have all the unnecessary negative connotations of "cunt"--but on the same hand, it being the stronger insult also means that women don't get called it as often as men are called dicks. Sure, it isn't fair that
Bitch is nothing more than the gender flip of bastard. Not in literal definition, but in use--the problem isn't that the women are bossy (which is frankly bad in and of itself--assertiveness and bossiness are two different things. Good group dynamics don't need bossiness), it's that they're assholes about it that prompts the insult... but, due to pervasive sexism, people are just quicker to throw the insult out.

I *am* taking the word of the women in my life in this. My mother, and also my aunt (who's pretty active in feminism stuff--goes to rallies and all that. Reclaiming insults isn't nearly universally accepted in the women's rights movement), to be specific.
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You make some good points. I would imagine douchebag is used more on men, because a douche is something that some women use (I've never heard of guys having any use for it), and in most guys minds, the worst thing to be compared to, is a woman.

I'm not arguing that there are bossy women who are asses, but I'd venture a guess to say that guys who take charge are referred to as bitches far less often (just a hunch). Although one could argue that being an effective boss, requires a certain level of bitchiness. Especially if you're a woman and people are less likely to take you seriously. Spend most of your time being kind and decent, but don't be afraid to put your foot down when things get out of hand.

I have mixed feelings about Spitfire. She's obviously a good boss, but she is a dick sometimes. Her determination to get a job done at the expense of others, makes her a "cutthroat bitch" which is at once, something to admire in a woman, and something to find annoying.
If you've ever seen House MD (season 4 to be specific) you'll know who Amber Veloskis ("Cutthroat Bitch") is, and you'll understand why I think the two (Amber and Spitfire) are similar. Of course, one could argue that Spitfire seems slightly similar to House as well (ruthless and dedicated, but not above being a total jerk-bag).

Course, I love Spitfire compared to Cadence. Don't get me wrong, she's a good pony. She's just a bad character. Any time you have a character whose sole purpose for even existing at all, is to sell toys, that's a bad character. And yeah I know the whole show is made to sell toys, but at least they do their best (usually) not to make it so painfully obvious. How much imaginary cash you wanna bet they don't show Cadence with a swollen belly even once? Gotta remind girls to value their thinness now don't we? Although for some reason that I can't explain, I sort of liked Dean Cadence from Friendship Games. Don't know why.
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pic :) I dunno if Spitfire is just meant to be your stereotypical drill instructor, or if she's just kind of a douche. Fleetfoot didn't seem that nice either from what I recall. I can sort of understand why a lot of people want SoarinDash though. He seems like the nicest of them (then again he is a male in MLP, so his character development is probably lacking).
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songarri0125 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
That looks epically funny.
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wildstar27 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Rainbow Falls could have been better. I thought it was entertaining here and there with Bulk Biceps and Derpy but overall it could have been better. (But that just my opinion).
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MarcySparks Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Hahahaha the snowflake is backmagain lol with angel derpy
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theclosestshadow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
o3o
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Lattynskit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
She was kinda a bitch wasn't she? Tho it felt sort of forced or rather out of character for her to do that... Even tho she's had too little screen time through the duration of the show to define any sort of particular character traits to begin with. I dunno. Anyway, as the episode goes, it was cute to see Soarin turn into such a martyr! Loved that ^^ Oh, and Derpy back! That was a thing that happened.

LOL Anyway, perfect picture to encapsulate the episode as a whole! Hope ya do more like this ;P
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superpika293 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with Soarin.
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GreenMachine987 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a good great episode too. Every character has had a bad day and Spitfire is no exception. Luckily, she gets what comes to her in the end and does get redeemed.
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night-shadow7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lol
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BadWolf1000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Buck yeah Sorin!
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I lol'd. I wish you'd do a behind the scenes thing for every episode...
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Jetxwaveluva Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Artist
I hate this episode. Why? Ask the rabbid, crazy, SoarinDash army. They RUINED this episode for me. They just went apeshit when they saw RD save Soarin. I was like :iconareyoukiddingmeplz:. anti-soarindash.deviantart.com… SoarinDash is NOT. CANON. So Shut up SoarinDash fans!
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MarcySparks Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Well someone said that i will hate all over the years if never say sorry well this will happend to my life
Chang profile new pics comes not mlp
i m going back to love fnaf
i will kill mh friends just like the purple man did from the children
im gonna hawk my friends youtube
znd im going to hell
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ctponies8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
Sooo you made a group dedicated to hating another group? It's their opinion if they like Soarindash, no need to make a hate group.
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Bexster674 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Writer
Cool picture XD I think you described Rainbow Falls extremely accurately. The episode was ok, but yeah it did have some pretty distinctive flaws.

Personally I don't blame Spitfire for her meanness, she was really out of character, I blame the lazy writing. I actually like the Wonderbolts and the writers resorted to portraying them as the villains. Being from a military environment, I thought they would act a lot more mature and have more respect when preparing for something as big as the Equestria games. I don't see why they couldn't have made a rival team to compete with Dash, if you ask me, that would have been a good opportunity to bring back Lightning Dust or Gilda.

I couldn't take Rainbow Dash too seriously in Rainbow Falls, I mean she got Fluttershy on the team who obviously has stage fright, and Bulk Biceps who could barely fly but returned anyway for the sake of fanservice. Choosing talented athletes doesn't make you a heartless bully, Rainbow Dash, it ensures that your country is able to compete.
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YuntaoXD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be awesome.
I really want Lightning Dust or Gilda in season 5.
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Aaron235 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Hello there! Have you seen today's episode? =3

Also, total coincidence that I read this commentary today!
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YuntaoXD Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well yes and I laughed so hard
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Aaron235 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Awesome X3
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Bexster674 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Writer
Me too!
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ThunderFlash101 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I agree, Spitfire was a jerk, but everyone's holding it against her!!!
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Obeliskgirljohanny Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lady speak the truth!!!
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Ebony1234 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Artist
lol rainbow fails
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PineyCreek Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And just like the actual episode the first thing I noticed was the Derpy cameo.
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KeybladeMagicDan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Soarin is Right and Spitfire is giant mega Bitch. 
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with Spitfire, yes, she was not that bad, SHE WAS EVEN WORSE!!!

Really guys, everytime she opens her mouth she ruins the reputation of the Wonderbolts more and more!!!

Soarin should be in charge of team and the academy as well, he is a better role model than her.

Derpy: I SECOND THAT MOTION WHATEVER IT WAS! XD
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Starlioness Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I miss the Spitfire from Best Nite Ever... she was so much cooler then ..:(


DERPY FOR PRESIDENT!! XD
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Back then when she was so enigmatic and looked like a cool mare.
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KeybladeMagicDan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
True my friend and lets hope Soarin Become leader instead of her now. 
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember the old days when Spitfire was an enigma just like the rest of the Wonderbolts, drill sergeant of not she messed up big time in the academy, the ending was so fast that it felt quite empty, she was like:

FUCK, RAINBOW IS RIGHT, IF DO NOT DO SOMETHING BEFORE THE EPISODE ENDS THEN IT IS ALL OVER FOR ME.

I started to feel bad for Lightning Dust since her behavior was supported just to please this bitch.

Let us hope something changes in the episode of this weekend, hopefully Spitfire will not screw things up again.
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KeybladeMagicDan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
True which i wished there episode about Rainbow Dash,Lighting Dust and Gilda as Team.
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could it be that Rainbow's comment about being a griffon was a possible reference to that? I hope so.
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KeybladeMagicDan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Yeah
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jason808094 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
well said Soarin well said
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally, and to the mare in the background, I didn't get crap of what she said, better go to the dentist while you still can.

Also, Derpy is so cool she doesn't need to speak for the fans to totally focus on her!!!
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YuntaoXD Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True
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Allsmiles98311 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
 (Yeah... ... The Wonderbolts have continuously shown themselves to be tremendously overhyped. First, rescuing Rarity? Failed, had to get rescued themselves, but okay, she was flailing and hit hard, we can look past that. Then, and excuse me if I'm out of order here, there was the funneling water up to Cloudsdale. Just a few wingpower away from the necessary amount and she didn't help. Now I was willing to give the benefit of the doubt, maybe Cloudsdale had a back-up team in case something like that happened and she'd have to lead them, so there are possible reasons for why not. Then Spike, dragon-level, they fought, and while they caused him some trouble he whooped them. Understandable he was a dragon, still, that's batting zero. Then in the Academy it made sense, though Spitfire's judgment wasn't necessarily the best, it was understandable, excusable, and she corrected her mistake later. And then, they left Soarin in the hospital, so they could poach the better flier, from a small-town flying team that would need her to just barely qualify, whereas they could absolutely get in even with Soarin being the weakest...

 The short version? The Wonderbolt's have gone from simply not being that impressive for a team of crack fliers, to showponies disloyal to their own members... They have never lived up to Rainbow Dash's idealization of them, and by now, they've actually proved themselves unworthy of it... Or that's my opinion at any rate. The episode really peeved me off.)
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure Spitfire's going to be sending a major complaint to the MLP FIM team for her depiction in that episode along with Fleetfoot.
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SharpSaber Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I bet a lot of Soarin Fans we're really ticked off on how Spitfire treated him.
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The more time that passes the more I wonder why would somepony want to join these jerks?

Exclude Soarin, he's still cool and simple, a great combination.
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SharpSaber Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Soarin should be with the Mane 6.
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