06/26/2022 (Sun) 01:24:23
Review of sorts. I am still trying to digest this. All and all, the first comic was just okay. I don't love it or hate it, perhaps was a little lackluster but I like taking time if it is going somewhere and can give comfy feeling to the setting.
The second comic though, I have a million things I could point out. Discord's appearance this early was unexpected. The Canterlot lore dump that occurred answers a few questions but raises many more. Twilight Sparkle putting all of pony magic into crystals almost
makes sense in a move that I could see her do but not so soon or easily. Especially when she was still a new ruler. It seems like a choice that might be justifiable under some sort of desperation but one that would take some really really big stuff that would have to be occur over a longer period than in the era when the mane 5 were still alive. Especially when you consider that Equestria already faced tensions related to the pony races in its multiple times and the fact that taking away such magic feels kind of like a violation of basic rights in a very fundamental way. Let's not forget Tirek is in recent memory.
All and all, I am mixed to negative on the lore that was established here. I will say that I consider Discord to be potentially well written. If the cataclysm is ever further justified, him being afraid of magic like that. Him acting in what he believes the good of pony kind while being in a antagonist
is actually really interesting and I like some hints of what I see with it here (though depending on where they take it I imagine I could servey dislike it), Though a larger question is:>>8347>And a surprisingly large though still vague lore dump.
This seems a lot to just be confined to a comic like this so I question how seriously I should take it as canon but it feels more than playing around with concepts and secondary lore that usually happened in the comics.
Anyway, on other stuff I consider the comic to be okay, somewhere between above average to meh on stuff like art, jokes, and such. A lot of stuff I don't like is more of personal taste over quality. (like some of the facial expressions). I am not sure I can give a rating till I see more and know more.