Sorry for my recent absenteeism; holidays were a bit busy, and I've had some extra web work to get done in my free time. Trying to get myself back into more productive patterns. I added a FAQ post to my journal, in the hope that it'll be useful to answer some common questions quicker.
How's your season 4 going? I liked the historical glimpses of Celestia, Luna and Discord in the premier, and the semi-retcon that Discord may not be genuinely "reformed" after all. Castle Mane-ia has probably been my favorite episode of the season so far, and hooray for another Rarity episode at last (surprisingly written by Dave Polsky, whose episodes I typically don't care for... such as Daring Don't).
Twilight's promotion to princess has been mostly pointless though (still goofing on spells and can't even demand enough respect to get her friend a cab), and songs have been good, but not quite as catchy as previous tunes (we've got that one coming up that was previewed at SDCC though - it sounds like a good one). Plenty of episodes still left in the season though (yay!).