I just watched a couple of the older Fairytail episodes and holy cow! Things have certainly changed in the past couple of years. The animation is a million times better than it used to be!
Honestly though, I'm just ready for the time skip and to see this episode. That's all I want! By this time, the animation will be even better and seeing everyone after a year will be awesome! Just wish Natsu wouldn't have let Cancer, (one of Lucy's celestial spirits) cut his hair... I liked it long like this... It was a good change for Natsu... Lol