Now, tell me which is worse. Because I’m sure we ALL have different opinions on which one is worse and why it is so.
My opinion? Both are abnormal to the canon MLP universe. I find the violence bad because they seem to overdo it HEAVILY in fics and pictures (i.e. Cupcakes, Rainbow Factory) as though it were becoming Happy Tree Friends. If it was regular fighting without gruesome deaths and torture, then it’d be much better off fitting into the canon MLP universe (i.e. the Changeling Fight in “A Canterlot Wedding”). I find the sex bad because rather than focus on actual romance and affection, it’s devolved into, you guessed it, porn (i.e. The Usual). If there was a logical story or reason to said ships and sex, then it’d make sense to be in the MLP universe (i.e. Hearts & Hooves Day).
I find the violence is a tad bit worse in the case of how it is handled in fan work. But in terms of what the show will feature, sexual content is damn near, if not totally, impossible. Violence has a much better chance, though only with minor violence, to be featured in the show instead.
After an hour or so of traveling, the duo ended up just outside of the shop, called Smoke Hay Everyday! Blue and xTSGx went around the back of the store, and readied themselves to act.
“OK… remember, you’re only pretending to rob the store… absolutely no theft, got it Blue?” xTSGx asked, almost as if scolding him.
“Yes, mom…” Blue replied sarcastically, and placed on a black ski mask, a black sweater, and a pair of black slacks. xTSGx nodded, and placed her mask on as well.
“You got about five minutes before I come in and get you out… be sure to get anything you can,” she reminded him, and she flew up out of the alley and out of sight.
Blue exited the alley, and stood at the entrance to the shop. I can’t believe I’m still doing this… he thought to himself. He took a deep breath, pulled out a baseball bat, and rushed into the store quickly. “Everybody down on the ground now!” Blue demanded.
As he did, he noticed a few ponies inside turn towards him, and frantically duck when they realized what was happening. “Listen up… this… is a robbery. I don’t wanna have to beat the shit out of anypony… but I damn well will if I have to! Think of your loved ones… don’t try to be a hero,” he spoke. He was more than frightening, and his words struck the ponies with fear deep into their bodies.
But he noticed one pony who seemed to not care less that a maniac with a bat entered the shop; the cashier. Blue approached him, and slammed his bat down onto the counter hard. “Didn’t you hear me!? Get the f*ck down!”
The cashier, a bearded unicorn wearing a nametag that said Disturbed, replied calmly. “So… how long do your periods last?” he replied sarcastically and casually, grinning widely.
Blue lost much of his bravado with the statement, and he seemed to recoil a bit. “You think this is funny!?” he said, trying to reclaim his edge. He then demonstrated his control by swinging the bat across an aisle of bongs, sending them all crashing to the floor with a huge clatter following afterwards. The customers inside seemed to duck even lower than before, still terrified of Blue. Disturbed, however, shook his head laughing hysterically.
“You think that’s threatening to me? Ooh, you knocked over the discount bongs… how scary,” he replied, more than amused at Blue’s attempts.
“Hey… listen.. could you stop being such a dick? It’s my first robbery…” Blue whispered harshly to Disturbed.
“What… you think your first time for anything is always gonna turn out in your favor? You’re dead wrong, let me tell you…” Disturbed explained, and he leaned over the counter. “Listen, if you really want ponies to take you as a robber seriously, you need a hostage… preferably the cashier. Customers are spare blood…” Disturbed suggested.
“Wait… why are you telling me this?” Blue asked confusedly.
“Because… while I enjoy the thought of you getting your ass handed to you by the Royal Guard, I hate them so much…” he said angrily.
“Um… OK.” With that, Blue used his bat to hold Disturbed in a headlock, and Disturbed struggled to get loose.
“Hey… that was good! Now… what you wanna do next… is yell to the cashier to reveal whatever it is you were looking for…” he gasped out, a bit proud of Blue’s sudden step up.
“OK… where’s the security room?” Blue asked.
“I ain’t gonna tell you shit!” Disturbed denied, and then spoke up again. “Come on, rookie… you need more balls in your statement… show ‘em who’s boss, and don’t hold back on demanding them with cursing!” he advised.
“I said… WHERE’S THE F*CKING SECURITY ROOM!?” Blue demanded with a roar.
“OK… OK… it’s in the back… take this key, man… just don’t hurt me!” Disturbed pleaded desperately, and then spoke up casually once more. “You did it, bro! You got what you wanted!” As he said this, Disturbed somehow freed himself from Blue’s grasp by flipping him over the counter, causing Blue to crash among a row of cigar packs. “That was great! Next time, though, have a tighter hold on the hostage, and you should do fine,” Disturbed said.
Blue groaned in pain, before standing up and rubbing his head. With that, Disturbed led Blue to the security room, and opened it. “Huh… no cash register?” Disturbed asked.
“No… I’m looking for a certain somepony…” Blue said menacingly in a low voice.
“Ah… the revenge deal… I think I can help you out,” Disturbed said.
“OK… I need to know the location of a dark grey earth pony… dark reddish mane… fancy?” Blue asked.
“Yeah… I think I know who you’re talking about,” Disturbed said, and he led him into the security room. He showed him a monitor, and rewinded a cassette. Many ponies moved backwards quickly, until Disturbed stopped the film. The playback started, and the monitor showed a pony, exactly matching Blue’s description, grabbing a case of cigars. “The douchebag would only want the ones I had in the back… not the ones on display. Brought the damn case to show me which ones they were…” Disturbed said irritably. “Someone with him said he was in a hurry to reserve a room at some local… I think it was a brothel?”
Disturbed then handed Blue a small card, stating the name and address of the “brothel;” the Zeta House. Blue turned to Disturbed, and thanked him. He then heard the door to the shop burst open, and heard some of the patrons yell in relief, “It’s Mare-Do-Well! We’re safe!”
Oh, f*ck… Blue thought as xTSGx entered the security room, and immediately pounced on Blue. He was genuinely surprised at her sudden attack, and she continuously beat at him with her hooves. He received quite a beating, and he yelled in surprise and fear as he felt himself being dragged across the floor by her. “OK… hope your body heals after that beating,” Disturbed said amusedly. He laughed to himself. “This job sucks too…” and with that, he used his horn on himself. He glowed brightly, and vanished completely.
Blue was dragged back into the alley, and he felt his mask being removed. xTSGx removed hers as well, and she immediately planted her lips on his, kissing him warmly. She then pulled back, and then blushed. “Oh… sorry. Um… did you get what you wanted?” she asked shyly, her face still red.
Blue nodded, almost dumbly, smiling widely. “Yeah… I think I did…” he said wistfully. He looked into xTSGx’s eyes, and she waited.
“Well?” she asked, almost impatiently. Blue realized he had the info still, and he face hoofed himself as he handed the card to her. She took it slowly, and looked it over. She then handed it quickly back to Blue, almost as if it were contagious. “OK… do we really have to go there?” she asked worriedly.
“You don’t… but I do,” Blue reassured her. She then appeared as if she were about to argue against it, but she sighed, deciding against it. She then faced Blue, and nodded.
“I know I don’t… but I will as well!” she reassured him, and Blue smiled even more at that. By the end of the day, I hope I’ll get what I wanted.