Going to make this into a video, but had this made for a while and was just waiting for the right moment to create it;
My little pony generation four is coming to an end. Once upon a time this may have just seemed like a horror story click bait that was future bronies problem, and now we have confirmation from Hadbro. But don’t worry! Maybe gen five will pan out. However, even with that, even if the best case scenario happens; nothing is forever, as the fad we were at the start of the decade has shimmered down as we head away from the decade that showed if you put honest effort into making something, no mater what stigmas it may of had, it will be rewarded.
Now I don’t nesacarily mean the end of the fandom, which I see continuing as something like the Star Trek and Dr. Who’s fandoms.
Instead, I want ask something that was brought up awhile back that every brony, especially the creative kinds, should ask themselves; am I still going to make MLP content ten, twenty or X number of years from now? This was brought up by a few family members, and while I said, no, just to end that conversation, it wasn’t as if I hadn’t been something that’s always been on the back of my mind from day one.
Thats not to say I still won’t be a fan of the show and franchise if it continues the same quality of G4, or of the many animatics, colabertive projects and stories, some of which like Carousel and The Enchanted Library, being among my favorite novels of all time. It’s been too much a large part and influences of my life along with things such as Pokémon and transformers to ever say I won’t still enjoy it in the future, along with some of the friends I’ve made,2will likely be lifelong friends.
No, what I’ll be talking about and mostly focused on is in terms of making fan fictions, reviews and dramatic readings centered around the show and... I can’t really see myself going indefinitely with it. And that’s not as scary as you may think.
Now for those of you who say you do plan on making mlp content forever, which there’s nothing wrong with if you do plan or hope to, but i think even the most hardcore of use can at least agree on this, in that; we don’t always want to do mlp all the time, every single time. I’ve yet to meet one fan who hasn’t either also been in love with something like Bendy and the ink machine, undertale, assasin creed, bojackhorseman or has never had 100% pony content on their channels if they’re been around long enough. I sure have.
Even some of the biggest name bronytubers such as ObbaScribbler, tend to have a mix of not just mlp, but a mix creepypastas and fan fiction from other fandoms, and we reviews such as sabersparks and misantro pony more focused on other movies or franchises now day.
However, this isn’t about what else I’ll enjoy and make with mlp, but why I won’t be a creative brony forever, why you should or shouldn’t, and why that’s not a bad thing for you watching right now.
Why,! Well, to be honest, even before joining the fandom, I’ve secretly wanted to be a professional writer. Seems odd when most of my content is either reviews or dramatic readings, but I actually had my start on fim fiction. However... I’m kind of bad at actually writing if that make sense. I have good ideas, but never the ability to properly and effectively write them out.
Then came along mlp and this massive community that welcomes and uplifts all kinds of talent, and I saw it as a way to practice what I wanted to do, and actually get feedback on it.
Cause let me tell ya, I’ve learned more on how to write in just my first two years of fan fiction than I had throughout most of my school days.
And, let me point you to a key word I just said; practice. Cause even though I love the show and fandom, and its not to say I don’t care about the quality of my fan content, been even from the very beginning I’ve always seen it more as a steppingstone to practice and to one day do it more professional, and I know I’m not the only one. I mean we have fans such ink rose with her original dragon princess franchise now-a-days, disneyfantic now starting to write for magazines, miss Wubcake wanting to go more professional with her voice acting, and my pal minty room being paid to work on the special effects for big Hollywood films such as aquaman, and many artist and other writers I know moving on to more human types stuff, just to name a few.
Now, dose that really sound so bad; to say you started out creating mlp fan content before doing more professional and original work, as opposed to just thinking will or will I not still be making and enjoying fan content forever?
As I’ve said, we are a fandom built on many different talented people coming to getting and getting a foothold and fanbase in their own hobbies and interest.
But now with the end in sight, and many others already branching out and even moving on the different things, now is the perfect time to ask what you want to achieve next. and even if you’re heart is still set on what you’re doing for now like me, making mlp content, that’s okay, and maybe even 50 years from now I’ll make an episode review even if I’m mostly done with mlp, but I can also see myself having published a best novel, working on my next one and saying; oh yeah, I got my start thanks to a show and creative fandom centered around; my little pony, friendship is magic.