@Background Pony #5A0F
Thanks for the info. The thing with ‘blocking’ drama is that you don’t notice when it stops or slows down.
@Background Pony #EDB8
I think it’s a case of vocal minority versus silent majority. Since most of any
discussion about him is the same “Discord did nothing/everything wrong” deal, with other subjects rarely showing up, it feels like it’s all there is to see.
Yeah, they’re so few and always-the-same that it feels like an argument in favor of being able to block users sometimes. Would only affect comments on uploads and not forums, but that’d already be a lot
of ‘nothing of value was lost.’ Because even when good points are brought up, the ‘discussions’ become circular with the same arguments used now (often very
repeatedly) that were used back then.
Speaking of which and (hopefully) relevant to the thread, there is one thing I’ve not seen brought up about Discord around here. Then again, I’ve not exactly checked.
Ignoring his evil and/or not-evil, most of all, he feels like a… sorta self-insert to me? Probably not the right term, but feels like the writers using him when they want to indulge themselves with references or the like that wouldn’t work with anyone else since they don’t break the fourth well at all/as much (since Pinkie isn’t really on the same level of ‘meta’).
Kinda like how I feel the real root of The Mysterious Mare Do Well’s issues was that they wanted to write a Darkwing Duck episode rather than a Friendship is Magic one, and the ponies would oblige like it or not. Hence the ‘interesting’ characterization of both sides of the blaming game, they were just a mean to the writers’ end.
To be fair, I’m probably influenced by, well, let’s say I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Discord got to be the not-boyfriend-honest of little miss Waifu #1, Fluttershy. Not a coincidence either that she’s always depicted as right… And yeah, him appearing in G5’s comics also didn’t help. (I’d predicted he’d be involved in G5 back when all we had was a bedsheet too haha)
A pretty damn subjective way to look at it, yeah. But hopefully it’s a way that’s not been beaten into the ground like a dead horse?