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15th Apr 2017, 6:00 AM
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Defying Gravity
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Newbiespud 15th Apr 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
I think any Barbarian would be proud of managing to kill a fundamental concept of the universe.


Rastaba 15th Apr 2017, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Laws were made to be broken. Physics are no exception. Heck, you think wings of that size should really be able to lift their body weight? Or a horn should allow Twilight to teleport instantaneously across a room? Physics are their B!7€#.
ZhonLord 15th Apr 2017, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Or to quote my favorite anime viewer about Gurren Lagann: "Deus ex machina? You're SWIMMING in it! You're swimming in it in SPACE, because Physics? F*** YOUR PHYSICS!"
aerion111 15th Apr 2017, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Laws can be rewritten as an alternative to breaking them, though. 'Magic' doesn't need to mean 'deus ex machina', it could mean just a new 'branch' of physics, the way electricity and such has become.
Solitary Performance 15th Apr 2017, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
With how analytical and science-y that Twilight is, and how magic permeates the entire world, it wouldn't surprise me that Magic can be seen as a sort of Science that, despite sometimes casual violation of the rest of the laws of Science, still has its own rules and laws it must follow... and Dash's rainboom? That's totally pegasus brand Magic going on and casually violating the laws of motion, friction, and gravity.
aerion111 15th Apr 2017, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
I tend to look at it the other way around: Twilight would have studied the exact nature of magic if it WAS precise, yes.
But with how cartoonish and hand-waving the writers tend to be, I expect 'Magic' to change from episode to episode, as the plot demands it.

Obviously Pegasi fly using magic, though, yes.
Just like Earth Ponies have that 'grow plants in an instant' power we've seen a few times, and Party Ponies can bend/break reality (though this later group overlaps into Narrative Causality - They can bend reality not just because they're magical, but because their role in the show isn't as serious, so the laws of nature aren't as serious either)
Scintilla 16th Apr 2017, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
When Starlight looked like she was going to start expositing at length about it during yesterday's second episode ("All Bottled Up"), I actually found myself hoping out loud that they *wouldn't* try to explain the mechanics of how unicorn magic works... I guess because I don't trust them to come up with a scheme that's good, interesting, and consistent. I'd rather leave it open to speculation.
Referee 16th Apr 2017, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
Hey, no spoilers! (Not everyone is from the states and/or can watch the episodes live, thank you.

The rule around here is no talks of the episode until Thursday. :)
Scintilla 16th Apr 2017, 5:19 PM edit delete reply