Pony Venting Thread

DerpyFast
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Guess I'll throw in my two cents.

Fluttershy in general:

Fluttershy fundamentally changed as a character throughout the show. I thought she had a pretty great journey as a character, and got a pretty great sendoff in S9. People like to throw around accusations of her learning the same lesson over and over, but in reality, she was given a recurring set of ideas (kindness versus assertiveness, and as well as confidence) that were explored from a variety of different angles. Episodes like Sweet and Smoky, Daring Doubt and She Talks to Angel highlight just how much she's grown as a character, with her doing things the S1 version of her wouldn't have been able to do. The rest of The Mane Six hadn't really grown that much, so there was very little to actually highlight.

Garble redemption:

Garble's was the redemption no one asked for, but I saw Sweet and Smoky as a walking tour of Fluttershy developing her assertive side. Spike represents the kind doormat she started out as. Garble represents someone who bullies others to avoid being bullied themselves. Smoulder represents someone who's tough enough that people won't mess with her, but doesn't go out of their way to bully others.

I don't see it as being about Garble. I see it as being about how Fluttershy has incorporated assertiveness into her personality without losing her kind side, and she's able to use this to redeem Garble.

It also did a great job at reincorporating the elements from her very first scene in the show.

Ahuizotl and Caballeron:

The recurring themes of the Daring Do episodes are "perspectives" and "re-evaluating one's position". So re-contextualizing (not redeeming) the actions of Ahuizotl and Caballeron is a thematically appropriate sendoff.

Grogar Twist:

I understand why the twist exists mechanically. I think it, like the underwhelming sendoffs The Mane Six arguably got, is a symptom of underlying structural problems with the show. I can see why people are disappointed, but I've known for years that the pieces for a proper final confrontation and sendoff just weren't there.

The Trio:

I think "redemption" is the wrong way to look at it. I can't help but compare them to Thanos. Like Thanos, The Trio were the villains, but also the heroes of their own story. I think what they really needed was their own "Rest and watch the sun rise" moment.
Background Pony #756B
Hasbro's failure to capitalize on the show's popularity with adults is unbelievable. No high-quality toys for adult fans, no MLP video game for consoles or PC, and no Hasbro sponsored brony conventions.

How is Hasbro still in business when they're biblically incompetent?
WyrmSpawN
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@Background Pony #756B
Because they're what we call, 'stuck in the past'.

Which gets thrown around plenty these days, but is vastly more applicable to this end.

And there's probably alot of bitching when someone suggests they drop the kid-exclusive image.

Because a carefully cultivated image is more important to corporations than reality will ever be.
Background Pony #756B
@WyrmSpawN

Hasbro, like a lot of corporations, are run by out of touch boomers who still think this whole "internet" thing is just a fad.
Myoozik
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@Background Pony #756B
Same thing you can say to any corporation and company that's still in business despite their incompetence.

It's a good thing the show staff were the more supportive bunch to the brony fandom than the company itself.
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@Myoozik

And it's not a big deal either. SOme might interpret supporting adult fanbases as giving edgier stuff, whereas the actual show was charming and didn't really need adult gimmicks to stand afloat anyway.
Twi Clown
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@Myoozik

I mean, the show was supposed to be optimistic and colorful, dunno what people expected. At much I could have "disney dark" stuff rather than genuine dark stuff.
DerpyFast
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Muh themes!
@Background Pony #756B
They probably don't want their brand associated with a bunch of perverted neckbeards.

Like, this is a brand aimed at children. If they willingly associate with the fandom while knowing the sorts of things its done, that's a terrible image to project.
Kiryu-Chan
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Both Hasbro and the show acknowledges the fandom a lot more than people would like to admit, for better or for worse. They've made toylines and figures aimed more at adult fans including the current Kotobukiya figures.

Heck I'm pretty sure the Guardians of Harmony was made more with older fans in mind
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@Myoozik
I had a joke making fun of how Hello Kitty/Kitty White is officially not a cat and how Celestia is not a horse, but I can't figure out how to make any of this funny.
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Enter if you dare
After seeing a lot of pictures being tagged for a certain headcanon It makes me wonder do we have a name for people to To believe their head cannon so much they think any picture with the characters the headcanon was for Was made with that headcanon in mind
Helix988

@DerpyFast
I never got around to this before, but comparing the Legion of Doom to Thanos is laughable. It's like comparing The Room to Citizen Kane because both movies had a scene where the protagonist tears a room apart in a fit of rage.
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I don't get why people think the full version of the G4 theme song is the best of all of them.

It has terrible puns such as "You are the Applejack of my eye".
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