408 – “Gem Harvest”
Written by: Raven M. Molisee, Paul Villeco, Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
“Steven’s autumn visit to the barn brings a new stranger into his life.“
“Star tries to resist the temptation of reading a forbidden chapter in her Book of Spells.; Marco grows a second head that blurts out his secrets and insecurities whenever he tries to ask out Jackie.“
Lee Tockar, voice of Snips and Steven Magnet on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, won the award for Best Voice at the UBCP/ACTRA Awards in Vancouver on Saturday night. Lee won for his part in Slugterra as the voice of Pronto. This is Lee’s first win in the category.
All of the nominees this year have voiced, or are currently voicing on MLP, and two were nominated for MLP itself. Those were Peter Kelamis as the voice of Bid Daddy McColt in “The Hooffields and McColts” and Andrea Libman, a two-time winner herself, as Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in “The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows”. Peter New was nominated for his work as Sunil on Littlest Pet Shop in the episode “Petnapped!” and Vincent Tong was nominated for his work as the voice of Irwin on Nerds and Monsters.
Congratulations to Lee on his win and to all the nominees this year!
Editor’s Note (DS): Personally I’d rather not touch anything related to politics or the US Government on this site, as we’re suppose to be about cartoons, and even we fail at that most of the time in terms of coverage. But so many folks did wake up to a living nightmare. Blame the writer’s of Back to the Future, they predicted it all. StatManDan wrote some kind words, and if that lifts the spirits of at least one of our three readers just a tiny bit, its worth it.
And now some words from StatManDan.
After the results of the US Presidential Election, some are joyful, but others are in despair. This is for those who are in despair right now. I hope I am not infringing on Sprocket’s territory, but I feel this needs to be said right now.
Today and last night, it was disappointing. There’s no two ways about it. We are still sad. So what do we do?
I firmly believe there is still room in this world for honestly, laughter, generosity, kindness, loyalty, and magic (and even empathy at this point). If I take anything from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, it’s the lessons that the show teaches and the mettle in the characters who personify the Elements of Harmony. I’ve made some friendships in the five years I’ve been watching the show and hope to make more as the show progresses.
There is stuff to look forward to in 2017 such as a seventh season, conventions, the continuation of the comic series, chapter books by GM Berrow, Equestria Girls specials, and of course, the movie in October. If the ride ends in 2017, I will be on here and proudly say this was one of the best rides I’ve ever been on and my hope will be for the fandom to continue and continue to espouse the show’s messages long after the show’s final episode.
It’s not much, but as upset as I or anyone else is right now, I am determined to bring smiles to everyone I know just like you would for me. Because we do what we always do.
“Star travels into her wand to try and fix it; when Marco and Ponyhead pick up a pizza for Star, a simple task becomes a disaster.“