phone tied to a stick phoneapp returns. I wonder what random people think when they walk by and see giant mural ponies chalked onto the ground?
Remember, for better or worse, a lot of people put a lot of emotional stock into this show. A lot of those people were previously depressed and/or suicidal.
I’ve always been kind of concerned by this. Eventually, Hasbro’s gonna can this thing and reboot to Gen 5 and the fandom will shrink down to a more manageable size. Then what are all those suicidal people gonna do? The thing I think they need to realize is that ponies isn’t a fix, it’s a band aid over a festering wound for them. A wound that’s going to need proper attention.
I think once you get into the realm of “Grow up,” Grow some balls," and “Deal with it,” you begin to discredit the person who’s actually having issues with it…Remember that if they critically offend bronies, a lot of things that were targeted for us is gone. The bathrobes, the full season DVDs, Hot Topic merchandise…money (no matter how small) out of Hasbro’s pockets. It’s bad business to be overtly flippant.
Andy Price said:
Get used to it, because [Twilicorn]‘s here to stay. And not just in the show…Be a grown up… it’s a CARTOON…
Yes, I’m taking his quotes wildly out of context (and, true to form, /mlp/ got deliciously butthurt over it), but I honestly thing Hasbro doesn’t really care a whole lot about bronies. Why do you think they licensed most of the “borny” merch to outside companies instead of cutting out the middle man and reaping the profits themselves? One of the things that always needs to be brought up is that Hasbro’s like a freight train, they’re big, slow and very difficult to change direction. Hasbro sees ponies as being for little girls. They see most of the money they make being from little girls. Little girls are they’re concern and if they have to sacrifice the little bit of money that they get from bronies to ensure the little girl demo remains, they’ll do it in a heart beat. Because little girls are all that Hasbro knows.
Of course, that’s not saying this is a “conspiracy to destroy the fandom” or some other malarkey, it’s simply saying that the bronies hold pretty much no clout with Hasbro, regardless as to how much money we bring them, because to them, little girls are what’s always brought in the money. It’s kind of ironic. Hasbro’s as stubborn to change as the die hard Twilicorn haters are.
Blue Screen said:
The alternative is obvious: you’ve got literally dozens of other matters in your life that are more important that Twilicorn and if you don’t, you are getting some soon. If it hurts you that much, you can easily let it go and concentrate on other area’s of your life. Unlike say: family matters, taxes, insurance, relationships, employment, legal suits, personal health, habits, philosophy…
It really increases my cynicism and disillusionment with society. If people invested a fraction of the emotions and passions on real life issues (Congress, NSA, hell, something as old as poverty and hunger) as they do on stupid, meaningless things like shipping and ponies (yes, it really is meaningless in the grand scheme of things), then I really think we, as a society, would be orders of magnitude better off. Instead, they dump all their energy on the escapisms which only feed a vicious feedback loop where society crumbles a little more due to people not giving a shit and spending their time on Tumblr/Youtube/Neflix and people respond by going into the escapism, which results in society crumbling a little more…
For example, as forced and unnecessary as Twilight’s transformation was, it would only be compounded were they to suddenly say ‘Oh wait, do-over!’ and send her back to Unicorn-Land.
Personally, I don’t think it’s forced or unnecessary. As I’ve stated in the past, it opens many new plot doors and doesn’t really close any in return. And despite Faust’s intentions, it really does fit with what was presented in previous seasons (ah, the joys of Schrödinger’s Gun). Why do you think Twilicorn was such a popular fanfic plot?
Dont remind me of that horrible retcon idea. A lot of my optimism comes from the fact that I watch a show that never does anything. Never changes. Never pisses off a quarter of it’s adult fanbase. It’s called Pokemon, and it murders a small part of my soul each week as Ash still sends his electric types to fight ground types, despite ten seasons of proof that it doesn’t work, as Ash still doesn’t catch a legendary, despite always getting curbstomped in the Pokemon League due to his lack of one, as Ash and friends still have no character developement over 15+ god forsaken seasons. I know what status quo can do to a show, and that’s why I’m overjoyed ponies won’t suffer the same fate Pokemon has. I’ll take jumping the shark over sailing off into the empty, boring ocean for the rest of time, any day of the week.
Dr Whooves said:
…I mean I can’t be the only person who likes Twilicorn?
As you can see, I’ve always thought it’s kicked ass. Screw over the status quo and cause the greatest shitstorm I’ve ever witnessed (how many times does moot actually do music on 4chan)? What more could I ask for, and this is coming from someone who’s fanfic was crushed by it. I mean, completely, totally, hopelessly crushed.
…because of the fact that it just made me take a second glance back at the fandom and take a few steps back and jump ship.
Ironically, it got me more involved. I never went on /mlp/ before the Great Shitstorm, but after laughing at all their reactions, I just kept coming back for more, and now, I’m hopelessly addicted to shitstorms. I want PRINCESS Twilight to cleanse the Everfree Forest and turn it into her kingdom just so I can go on /mlp/ and smile for the rest of Saturday as I watch them gnash their teeth in horror and post Doom Paul pics as they curse out McCarthy and the Hasdrones.
Maybe Twilicorn really did break me and I never even knew it…
EDIT: And so it was, that I kicked off the 129th page with a mile long post.