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« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2009, 12:11:50 AM »
I've not noticed it but now that you mentioned it it does seem odd.  And why was Tria there instead of Threehorn.  I know someone had to watch Tricia, but Cera is His child not hers.  He was so anxious to save her in the log running episode, but not here?

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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2009, 03:25:45 AM »
Just 'cuz Cera is not Tria's child does not mean she does not care about her or feel maternal toward her.  She came after Cera.  That should say something about their relationship.  Besides, she probably felt guilty about (unintentionally) making Cera feel bad about losing the shiny stone.  Off-topic now, I agree that the lack of emotion on the adults' part is kind of annoying <_<.

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« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2009, 11:53:55 PM »
Why Cera all of a sudden decide to go try and reach for the crystal (shiny Stone)?  Thats a question I've been asking myself for so long.

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« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2009, 12:01:11 AM »
I think that's 'cuz Cera really does care about making things right when something goes wrong.  If she did not care about Tria and about losing the shiny stone, she would not had tried to make the situation right to begin with.

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« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2009, 12:19:16 AM »
At least it worked out well.

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« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2010, 10:47:02 PM »
Welcome to round three of The Friendly Sharptooth’s outrageous episode reviews! The first point on my list is about green food. What about it, you ask? Good question! The episode starts with Cera and Tricia approaching their mother who has just added to her stone collection heap with a beautiful diamond. Tricia makes some noises, prompting an inquiry from her mother. Cera magically understands the gurgling and says that Tricia is hungry. Why didn’t Cera get her sister any food? Let’s take a look at her line. “We found a great tree star tree, but the good ones are too high for me to reach.” Gee, Cera, did it ever occur to you that there are thousands upon thousands of other plants in the valley that you CAN reach? Just because you find a good tree, does that automatically mean you can’t look elsewhere?

“Sweetie, would you please go and get a can of beans down from the pantry?” “Sure, mom.” The child walks into the kitchen, opens the pantry door, then finds a can of beans on the low shelf and on a high one. The first one she noticed was the one on top, so she attempts to grab it. Try as she might though, it is beyond her reach. Going back to her mother, she says, “Sorry, mom, but I couldn’t reach it. The beans were too high.” “Wasn’t there a can on the low shelf?” “Yeah, but I saw the high one first, so it has to be the one we eat.” “Why is that, dear?” “I just said it’s because I saw it first! There is no way that I am going to get the low can of beans when I saw the top one first. Now help me get it down, or I won’t be eating any beans tonight.” “Uh, whatever you say, dear.”

I mean gosh, does Cera have some policy about only scoping out one tree per meal? Then if it’s too high, she just gives up? If she wants to be obsessive, fine, but she shouldn’t take out her OCD on her hungry little sister. If Tricia is going to depend on her sister for food at times, Cera needs to get therapy, try an antipsychotic medication, or fight out her inner turmoil on her own. If this keeps up, Cera is going to have some hungry children one day.

Then we have Cera get angry at Tria for worrying about her stone and not Cera’s injury. This isn’t The Land Before Time: Dawn of the Seven Heroes from fanfiction.net. Dinosaurs don’t get psychic powers allowing one to read minds. Tria comes back and all she saw was her stone missing. How was she to know that Cera got hurt? A young boy was riding his bike then fell off. He got a tiny scrape on his shoulder and went in to wash it. His shirt completely covered the wound. Then his father comes home. “Did you have a nice day at school, son?” “I hate you! I hate you so much! I just got a scrape from falling off my bike, and my clothing covers it up so you can’t see it, and all you care about is my school day? You’re the worst father in the whole world! Get away from me!” And with that, the boy runs to his room and slam the door. Cera, if you want others to show concern for your injuries, I suggest that you first make them aware of them before complaining about them.

Then we have an engaging game of hide and seek. Apparently, Ruby isn’t very familiar with it. She looks around in the open by not behind anything. “Ruby, dinosaurs normally hide behind things, not in plain sight. Therefore, if you want to find others, you’re going to have to look around objects.” “You mean that dinosaurs actually hide in hide and seek?” “Yes, Ruby. I know it may come as a shock to you, but during hide and seek, you likely won’t find kids out in the open.” “I ëlikely’ won’t?” “Well sure, some idiots may try hiding out in the open, but that probably won’t happen. Just take it from me. Next time you play and hide and see, look in actual hiding spots, not in plain sight.”

Now we come to a prime example of the saying, “Doing it the hard way.” Tria says that she found that shiny rock nearby. Then when Cera proposes that they look for another, she suggests going on a long and perilous journey to get it. Okay, to be fair, they know that shiny stones are definitely found in the Canyon of Shiny Stones, but couldn’t they have at least tried looking in the local area first? “The evil wizard is on the attack! The only thing that can stop him is a stone of purity!” “Where do we find them?” the villagers wanted to know. “They have been seen in the area, but also on the fiery mountain of doom.” The villagers talked amongst themselves, then finally decided what to do. “Okay, the fiery mountain of doom has claimed the lives of many. It is the most dangerous place in the world. Few have survived, and those that have are usually scarred for life just from terror. The local lands are danger-free and easy to traverse. Therefore, we have decided to try the fiery mountain of doom for a purity stone.” “Good call. I had a feeling you’d say that. Now let’s scout the local- wait, what did you just say!?” Seriously, if you know something you need is in two places, try the easy one first. Duh!

Just a little point of interest here. Petrie faints upon hearing that the others want to walk by the Smoking Mountain. Then when he is excused from going, he says, “Wait, they think me scared!?” Well yeah, of course they do! You fainted at the very thought! What, did you thinking fainting was such a subtle reaction that no one would get the hint you were worried? Or did you think fainting is a sign of courage or something? “Link, the evil Ganon has stolen the triforce of power and has taken princess Zelda hostage!” The lad faints. “Wow, he sure is brave!” Body language is a big thing, Petrie. If someone faints at the very thought of something, yeah, they’re gonna think you’re afraid.

Petrie’s sense of fear is very confusing. In The Meadow of Jumping Waters episode, he openly admits that bad luck scared him. Yet in this episode, he claims to not be afraid of something that’s actually dangerous? Apparently, flying over a blasting volcano is nothing compared to bad luck. I just don’t understand how he’s scared of probability but not molten lava. “Big sis, I’m scared!” “What is it? What’s wrong?” “There’s an evil elephant in my closet! Help me! Please! I- I’m so afraid!” Three days later, a tornado is seen blowing through the siblings’ neighborhood. “Are you scared, little sis?” “Me, scared of a tornado that may destroy our home and kill us? Pfft. Gimme a break.” So, I have reached two conclusions. Either Petrie has multiple personality disorder, one being brave and the other not, or he found the triforce of courage before this episode started.

Well, that sums up my points of interest. Perhaps I overanalyzed a few things, but gimme a break; I did my best. I’m The Friendly Sharptooth. I tear apart The Land Before Time so you don’t have to! /Gets out of chair

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« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2010, 09:57:57 PM »
very good job Sharp! Keep up the good work!!
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« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2010, 11:37:19 PM »
It was an interesting read Friendly Sharptooth.  I look forward to more.

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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2014, 08:25:43 AM »
This episode is well done :) A good plot, some action and the animation wasn't too bad (aside from a few... weird shots :lol)

Oh, and I actually like Oops Eeps, ehh I better go :bolt

Seriously, I've heard many people claiming this song is absolutely annoying but I can't quite agree to that. I prefer every new song over a cheap remake of an old song... Good Times, Good Friends is a good song as well :)
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« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2019, 01:44:49 AM »
I was really hoping Cera would be able to bring back that stone from the canyon, but right from the beginning, I just knew somehow that she'd end up losing that one too. Oops-Eeps indeed.
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This episode had some great dialogue:

Petrie: "Hey! How about we bring Tria all the tree stars we can carry?"
Cera: "Spike will just eat them all before we can get to my sleeping place."
Chomper: "I know. We could take her some fuzzy crawlers or some buzzy flyers."
Ruby: "Then you'd eat them all."

Ducky: "What is so bad about smoking mountain?"
Petrie: "It have big, black smoke that make sky all dark and spookly. And sometime it get all shaky." *suddenly smiles* "Like Cera when she mad."
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Ducky: "Just because it shakes like Cera does not mean it is scary as Cera."

Mama Flyer: "It's just been so quiet lately. I hope the kids aren't getting bored."
Petrie: "MOOOMMMYYY!!!!"

And, as Ratiasu pointed out, when the lava is almost upon Ruby and all she can say is, "Oh dear..."

The songs indeed just seemed to be there.  It made it lose their shine.  Though I guess we can cut the song writers a little slack.  I mean, they're creating 26 eps here.  Most of which I'm expecting to have at least one song in.  You try coming up with 20+ songs in one year.
True, although that's kinda my problem right there. I've only seen a few episodes so far, but already it seems like they're straining a little to reach the "two songs per episode" quota. I feel it would've been better if they just aimed for one song per episode. I had a similar issue with the sequel films; instead of three or four songs, I wish they'd just done two songs, and I think that would've improved the overall song quality.
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« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2019, 04:37:51 AM »
There will always be 2 songs per episode. Get used to it.
I didn't mention it before, but personally me, I had very hard relationships with LBT songs in main movies, so in TV series, it became even worse for me.

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« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2019, 04:47:14 AM »
Yes, I am aware that every episode has two songs, but that's still a criticism I had.