I wanted to do some Infinity Train fan art but stuff happened. Leaks happened for MLP FiM. The season 2 finale of Duck Tales 2017 was also a very pleasant distraction. So was the Steven Universe Movie. Spinel is adorable. But I had to do this one first.
If you haven't seen the MLP gen 4 series finale yet, there might be spoilers here for you depending on what you believe in. But for me, I have often found the simplest explanations to be the most likeliest ones. Nature does, after all, takes the path of least resistance. Its deliberate. Its like that Fairly Odd Parents episode where they showed Timmy's future children but you can't pin down who the mom was. Its funny that way.
Gen 4 of MLP is the last animated show I will consider as SatAM. Everythings streaming now. A kid that started watching it at the age of 8 would be 18 if they watched its last episode. Who knows if Gen 5 will be as meme worthy. Cartoons aren't used to sell toys anymore and MLP has always been a 22 minute toy commercial. They're now used to sell ideologies to children. That scares me. Still, gen 4 didn't feel like it was riding that woke bandwagon despite being a show directed at girls. I'm looking at you Dreamworks She-Ra. You're no Steven Universe and you never will be.
I'm not that sad to see gen 4 go. I've watched it since gen 1. Its like Transformers. A generation always takes its place. Like it or hate it, at least this gen was respected with an ending. Some cartoon shows just end while others turn into zombies.