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@Background Pony #7BD0
Not really.
There were more than enough winks with the fence post.
People who still don´t see it don´t want to see it.
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@Didj
was some pretty shoddy cement.
Didj
Those bedroom eyes they gave each other on the "Slice of Life" episode pretty much cemented that.
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@pinkieirrationalpi
On the other hand Discord becoming pansexual would probably be more natural than him being straight. I don’t think Fluttershy’s sex really matter to him.
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@Esteban
I love the thought of BonRa but I don’t like the idea of them making it forced. Heck I hate the idea of writers rubbing sexuality in your face at all. For example the main couple in the episode are naturally writen, have flaws and issues. Could you imagine Big Mac was in a relationship with Soarin and the episode happened with just that change? Outrage would follow people calling Discord a raging homophobe.
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@pinkieirrationalpi
Yeah this is why LyraBon is between a rock and a hard place. It was created in a time where LGBT transitioned between "hide the gay ones" trope to the time where people grow tired of forced diversity. Poeple would have been fine if the gay characters were gay like for example the gay Sailor Moon in the 80’s didnt really bothered anyone beside the censors. But now the neo feminist movement claimed the representation of LGBT for themselves and use it as a weapon for their own agenda and political power just like they did with racial issues and femal equality. They started to attack general population of being sexist, homophobic and racist. Not liking this black Captain America who is now also gay and other kin and who also hate America and want gun control? Well you are a bigot!

Of ocurse LyraBon is a harmless gay couple and as natural as Sailor Neptune and Uranus were in the 80’s, but the overall impression for acceptance of these couples is now still contaminated. You have to thank feminists, SJW’s and so called soy boys for that.
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@Minus
It’s silly to think cute characters being cute will improve the world. Unless everyone watched the same show and took it on board maybe then that could happen.
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@Esteban
The way gay characters are written is so bland out of necessity. The backlash of killing or showing a gay person in with flaws isn’t politically acceptable now. Many people are starting to think adding gay people to stories is a negative and not worth the baggage it brings. It may get to the point that no one wants to talk about or even allow a gay person in media. Not anything conscious but gay will come to be connected with boring characterization and since its politically volatile what sane writer would add them to a product?
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@Minus
We are also in the middle of a culture war, where LGBT supporters paint themselves in a negative light as SJW’s which currently is look down upon and heavily criticised (like the recent news about Lando being pansexual in Star Wars) so future appeareance of gay characters in cartoons may be weakened this time not because of bgoted populations but also because of oversaturation in the media and far left failing to make the LGBT characters compelling and natural to the story. Instead they are often treated as special snowflakes that no longer need development, this happen in many current Marvel comics.
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@The Smiling Pony
There have already been so many stories of gay people in these hateful cultures seeing shows that have gay characters in them, and finally understanding who they are. And better, parents seeing these shows and understanding who their children are. The only way to accept an idea, is to be allowed to see it. LyraBon being canon would likely improve the world.
Catering to extremists who want to deny the existance of gays is a good business move sure, but when you’re Hasbro, you can afford to do a bit of good. And I am really glad to see them make Lyra and Bon Bon a canon couple in this episode.
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Canon.
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Hearts and Hooves Day is not about just romantic love. It’s about all love. Plus, until they really say, "Yeah, they’re a romantic couple," this ship is still fanon, so please stop trying to force it into the show. If it happens, it happens. Forced relationships from pandering are never a good thing.
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I expected people would just use this scene and add text to images like those Twilight book memes.
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I think OP forgot that Hearts and Hooves Day (along with its inspiration St. Valentine’s Day) is a day about LOVE, which comes in many forms. Not purely romantic.

Yes, Hasbro and the folks at DHX are ship teasing the hell out of everyone’s favorite background couple. But there’s a difference between ship teasing and admitting they’re a romantic couple. All that’s ever been admitted to is friendship, even if it’s a very close kind of friendship.

You can claim whatever you want about whatever you think, but this ship is still firmly fanon.
Background Pony #69AE
They are just closest friends that hangout together hugging each other even when during the slice of life episode where their bedroom eyes looking each other and even in the Eqg world they still very close best super friends………………………….what is wrong with me. Of course I ship these two, look at them they happy together and cute together and the benches they sat on and one of them sitting like a human. These is a cute ship. As long they are happy together, I’m ok with this, Lyrabon forever.
Background Pony #69AE
They are just friends people. Deal with it They are not loving couple.
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@Chuy Ryu
If we want to get technically

If we go back to the original hearts and hooves day it is not only about romantic love. But it is the focus of the day
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what am I doing wrong?


so… only in my country st valentin is a day for also friendship?
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Hasbro would sooner canonise an age difference relationship like Fluttercord before approving a lesbian couple.
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@The Smiling Pony

Stimmt. But those oppresive countries just would rewrite the background so at least it still would be canon in the rest of the world. And thanks to the internet fans in these countries could inform themself about the true nature of the relationship. ;-)
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