The following discusses footage from the upcoming Legend of Everfree movie. The footage in question can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTvqVK…
Yesterday, the fourth promo of Legends of Everfree was released, which included an exchange between the counselor, Timber Spruce, and Sci-Twi, where the two exchanged sapphire factoids, with a quick flirt snuck in by the former, which was met with approval by several members of the Mane 6. That, and with an awkward exchange between Flash and Sci-Twi, it may appear that Flash may be getting shoved aside to introduce a new love interest, in the form of Timber Spruce.
This is reasonably upsetting to the various fans of everyone’s favorite blue-haired guitarist. After his debut in the first Equestria Girl’s movie, he has been limited in his interactions with the plot in the movies, and has been the subject of hate, under the pretense that he doesn’t have enough character to be a good enough interest to Twilight. Then, Timber Spruce swoops in and openly flirts with Sci-Twi, and instantly gains approval just by being someone who isn’t Flash. This development is very frustrating after Flash Sentry has repeatedly been given the short end of the shaft throughout the previous movies.
Which brings me to the second of this entry, as one of the fans greatly upset by this development was Shabrina025, an artist who greatly supported Flashlight and has been a frequent contributor to the Flash Sentry-FC. She wrote her last status update which was as follows, “ I hate the writers, what happen with the?. I don't want to see this movie, it's horrible. I'm crying... really... this feeling... Flash...” which was followed by the deactivation her DeviantArt account.
Seeing this was extremely heartbreaking, as she was a rising artist who had a lot of brilliant ideas and plans to carry them out, but this development in the movie that seemingly trashes Flashlight progress has devastated her. And seeing this suggestion featured by the promo emotionally wreck a developing pro-Flashlight artist greatly frustrates me.
In spite of the Timber Spruce’s factoid on sapphire etymology and less-the-subtle flirt making a connection with the intellectually-minded Sci-Twi, there is very little we know about Timber Spruce based on the promos. We don’t know how he and his sister, Gloriosa Daisy, fit into the overall story, aside from the first few parts, although based on the interaction between the siblings, they may not be the happy campers they appear to be.
With the two new writers on the project, who knows what will happen over the course of the story; there could be a love triangle between Flash, Sci-Twi, and Timber, Timber Spruce could turn out to be the antagonist, or Flashlight may get it's chance to finally get to make some progress. We cannot just assume that Sprucelight is a cop out for Flashlight based a single new snippet of the movie and with what little we know of Timber Spruce. We’ll have to wait for October 1st to get the full story and see how it plays out.
In regards to this possible threat to the further development of Flashlight, I bring up this comic done by Shabrina025, whom I hope will recover and return to the community and continue with her fantastic projects.shabrina025.deviantart.com/art…
Thank you for reading.