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Pony Venting Thread

Background Pony #761E
I think the edginess of G4 – especially early on – attracted a lot of the wrong fans.
That’s debatable, but true.
Background Pony #4048
I think the edginess of G4 – especially early on – attracted a lot of the wrong fans.
That’s really a narrow and somewhat unfair way to call some fans of G4.
Background Pony #4048
@Background Pony #B165
Not really, G5 also has a lot of incentives to make grimdark fantasies thanks to it’s borderline post apocalyptic premise or the fact the ponies became racists fucks.
Second, calling a lot of G4 fans just for “liking edgy stuff” as wrong fans is just flat out elitistic and mean spirited. The only “wrong fan” thing I could concede are fans who flat out harass others, but the same can apply to any other fanbase so that’s still not exclusive.
And third, G4’s “edginess” was more like creating colorful characters and environment that didn’t feel extremely sappy and you could said avoided becoming a punching bag like G3.5, kinda like Mario or Shantae, the fact fans made stuff like cupcakes is inconcequential since once again, that’s pretty much what happens with internet fandoms, specially big ones.
At most, the best think I could say about that comment is that it’s too narrow minded.
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@Starponys87
About your fifth point, I wouldn’t phrase it like that, but there was certainly something in G4’s early life that contributed to the early fandom and its penchant for grimdark and grotesque stories, trying to make subversion of the whole girly girl stigma that it had during that time.
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@Myoozik
Well the thing is they’re porn/fetish artists so they’ve already made a reputation off of lewding these characters and/or they like being in the fandom way better than following the show.
@Starponys87
But the stereotype surrounding boys isn’t that. The media sees boys as edgy and gross.
I think for these guys including other fans of the old Changelings, they loved them because they were a form of monster ponies that were officially made by the show. The core design of a basic Changeling fascinated them since they felt they were the perfect blend of edgy and cute. Other than cameos, the Changelings were used in three two-parter episodes and then transformed into the Changelings we see today. Those fans felt like they were robbed from the one thing that interested in the show, well at least in Badumsquish’s case, first Starlight Glimmer became a mainstay and then his monster ponies were taken from him. I’m surprised he never ragequitted the show. Other people see the reformed Changelings as the writers thinking that “black equals evil and we can’t have that!, and turned those designs into “some of the most bland and pointless ones in the entire show.”
Rainbow Dash never cared about what Quibble Pants’ race was but more of what side of Daring Do they were into. Unless you’re referring to Quibble’s determination to win over his girlfriend and possible stepdaughter.
That could be right. The fandom bled SO MANY fans after the second and third seasons who weren’t tolerant of their expectations of the show’s direction to go in a way they couldn’t adjust to. By the time the movie and Season 8 came around, a lot of talented fans had already left.
I think that’s pretty cool regarding yourself. But you can’t blame in hoping for some shock value in G5, right?
Mr.Myoozik
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@Red-Supernova
And how’s that a bad thing? As long as their happy making what they like and the friends they’ve made without knowing everything about the show, then that’s not an issue.
Background Pony #F839
Not really a vent, but I find it really strange that this person watched a show called “My Little Pony” but hates it when people suggest they can do horse things (even just something like plain grazing). Apparently to him, they don’t resemble horses at all and are unique alien species on another planet.
Background Pony #4048
@PUBLIQclopAccountant
It’s a fandom of colorful anthropomorphic ponies. Those kind of accusations are bound to happen no matter what.
At least it’s better for them to be funny looking cartoony animals, unlike anthros. Anthros sucks.
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@Background Pony #4048
At least our fandom openly embraces its reputation as a bunch of creepy horsefuckers instead of having inane debates over how feral is too feral when it’s time to compare yiff preferences.
As I’ve written at length elsewhere on this site, it is specifically FiM-style heads that don’t work with anthro bodies.
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