It’s not inspiration for the original, but it did ‘inspire’ all the headfanon followups, and is the first ‘impression’ of sorts for new bronies. Also there’s all those fanimations based upon it, and the ‘manga,’ all of which use Straighthair. So yeah, the past year all new entrants receive straighthair Party of One ‘Pinkamena’ when they finally track down Cupcakes.
Heck, faith restored, i was starting to believe that people watch the show expecting for grimdark shit to happen, not because they enjoy a show for little kids.
Not necessarily talking about the comics, but there are really moments when it looks like people are just willing to change everything in the show other than enjoys what it has to offer, especially during season 3.
Back then, people enjoyed a simple and cute sleepover episode, now?“Oh, another boring slice of life episode.”
really? for me it was the opposite. When I was first watching the show I was thrown off from the pilot because I was expecting a magical girl adventure show. I fairly disappointed that it turned into the “day in the life of” type of show. the first few episodes starting from episode 3 I was hoping for it to go back to what episode 1 and 2 was like. near the middle point of the season I excepted for what it was.
Yeah unfortunally it is, it’s one of the reasons people hated the Crystal Empire, i’m not talking about finding it “Meh”, i’m talking about hating it with passion, because it wasn’t “dark enough”.
Makes me wonder what people your talking to because the most of the complaints was about Sombra.I actually heard people saying how dark The Crystal Empire was with the dark magic and Sombra exploding at the end. Also I think what my idea of grimdark is heavier than yours. For the record G1 has many dark moments in it.
Eh, the original was that way too. Tea party tea party tea party, TIREK. Tea party bake sale bake sale tea party GROGAR tea party ice cream war bake sale bake sale VOLCANO SACRIFICE
and yeah I always heard the opposite about Crystal Empire too. It’s like the show has kind of made some people mentally regress into their own childhood, and when the show isn’t all WAFFy light and fuzzy and tries to ‘be too complicated’ they go a bit apeshit