Unpopular opinion time

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@Myoozik
They both sort of have half of a proper redemption — Sunset gets a magic personality fix but has to live with the resentment of those she hurt (for one movie), while Starlight gets blanket forgiveness from her victims but has to struggle with the flaws that drove her to villany in the first place.
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@AC97
They play different roles, anyway — Sunset is the main protagonist of her series (after it splits off) while Starlight isn't.

And it could be that Twilight, at least at that point, was just not very sympathetic to "villains". Although it could be that knowing Sunset changed that a bit…
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@AC97
To (mis)quote DWK "Twilight understands the importance of a good bitch slap." Sunset needed some cold reality before applying some warm compassion.

As for comparing the two: I understand the "logic" behind it, but I disagree. I think I've stated it somewhere before, but Sunset and Starlight contrast Twilight in different ways. The only similarities the have are being power unicorn villains that were reformed.

And to round out my opinion on these discussions, I saw Rainbow Rocks before I saw the first movie. It stands on it's own and really drives home just how terrible and for how long Sunset used to be. The writing was strong enough that you didn't really need to see the first one to understand the character and how important her arc was.
DoctorWTF

@Brass Beau
I thought the comics were better than the show.


I don't think I'd go that far (though I'm still way behind on reading them), but the mission to Zecora's homeland in the "Season 10" comics looks more interesting than anything we'd likely have gotten out of an actual season 10.


If they can take full advantage of the fact that they're no longer bound to the show's status quo, I might not miss the show all that much.
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I never cared much about the comics. On the other hand, I found most of the books strong in concept, if not generally so much in execution.
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Comics are very hit or miss, though I think they tend to be much better when they aren’t trying to be this big and epic lore dump and focusing on small stories
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@Latecomer

Well, maybe. Maybe not. But that's just the interesting thing about this thread. For example, I could get your attention (which I personally really appreciate). The question is, what is an unpopular opinion. If I were someone who was just go out for praise and recognition, I probably wouldn't say anything.

But I personally see this thread as a source of creative minds and opinions who like to talk about one or two topics. In this respect, at least I have always respected this thread. And the only thing I think about is that critical people with critical opinions could kick my ass. Otherwise I would not have posted this.

Perhaps I have misjudged the importance of this thread a little. That this is simply the BS thread for the opinion of others, which character does not deserve forgiveness, and so on. But I simply try, with open hands and my pants down, to appeal to the critical opinion of those who are active in this thread. Because I value your opinion. No more, no less.

And please forgive me if my words sound a little crude and stupid. English is not my mother's tongue. I'm just trying to communicate here. But of course I also accept any form of rejection. :-)
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@DarkObsidian
Oh, the thread certainly has a broad appeal beyond the title. But I think there are still things it isn't for, like blatant ads for one's stuff. (Subtle ones are different, especially if tied to an opinion.) But that's just my opinion myself.
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@Latecomer

Well, you might see it that way. And maybe you're right. But I wouldn't call it blatant. If it was about you, I would at least take the time to listen to you or read what you mean. But you do not seem to give me the same friendly respect that I have for you and your opinions on so many things.

I'm not questioning whether or not I deserve this. But I didn't want to advertise or waste anyone's time. I just wanted to hear critical voices. But you seem to know exactly what it's about. Should anyone else feel offended, I would like to apologize for wasting your time. I just wanted to share a little creativity. But apparently this is already unpopular. (shrug)
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