"Testing Testing 1 2 3" Follow Up Q&A
Oh boy the response to those Wonderbolt ‘headcanons’.
I, can not disagree more with any of that. So, nothing that is not explicitly shown on screen means anything? So why bother ever talking about anything else? You’ve gone into many many long talks about things, about analyzing things, extrapolating them. All of which rely on assuming there are things that are not explicitly shown. So what is it about this particular situation that makes it wrong?
Hell it comes off as kind of hypocritical when you give this little rant about how those headcanon’s don’t count. How nothing that isn’t shown on screen explicitly matters. And then the very next response relys on you doing just that. making guesses about the what and why characters were doing what they did. When those answers were not given explicitly. What makes it right to do then, but not for something you have a problem with?
This isn’t inventing rules, or creating stuff out of pure fantasy to explain the issue. This is doing, exactly what you do every time you talk about anything with the show outside of, again, that which is shown explicitly. Looking at the facts that were given, and extrapolating what else exist because of that. Seeing how the threads fit together. Something you do all the time in your analysis, but somehow this time it’s wrong, why?
Reminds me of your issues with the Breezies ep, where it did come off to me like you weren’t happy because the show didn’t serve you every little detail on a silver platter. Despite plenty of people being able to work out how it DOES make sense. Or at least could, meaning that if it is possible, without countering any established facts, for something to make sense. There is no reason to assume it doesn’t. Same deal here. There is enough information given to formulate many many possible ways it all works logically, using just the given canon facts.
First Wonderbolt’s Academy was NEVER meant to be some sort of entrance test, some sort of final exam, a ‘pass this and join the bolts’ type thing. Nothing in the episode ever said that, and the original draft of the episode flat out said she wasn’t in the Wonderbolt’s, just one step closer. None of that is headcanon.
All the times she’s met and interacted with the ‘Bolts. Okay what does that have to do with her joining them? You could hang out with a bunch of guys on a pro football team and be friends with them. Doesn’t mean they are going to slap you in pads and put you into the game. That is one of the parts I love most about how the Bolt’s are handled. That they are treated like a professional team, not just some clique. There are rules for joining, and despite the Bolt’s liking her, RD still needs to go through the process. Is that somehow headcanon? Yeah a bit, but extrapolated from the facts. Same as others assumption that somehow simply knowing the Bolt’s should get her on the team. Thing is, one of those is supported by the fact of her not being on the Wonderbolts, the other is disproven by them
This episode. People seem to be missing two key words Twilight said near the start. That this test was to get RD a spot ” On the newly formed Wonderbolt’s Reserves.” Newly formed.
Yeah is a lot of it guessing headcanon? Of course, but how is that any different then.. all your other analysis videos? What is it about this one case that preclude, not inventing things. Not coming up with random guesses. But looking at the facts as presented, and seeing what missing facts fill in the gap? Extrapolating from what is given? Something you do all the time for other things, but somehow this time, is not an option?