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Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight: Anger Management

So many early airings in other countries. Australia. France. Sweden. I'm surprised Canada hasn't relied on its own early-airings like last year. But then, I shouldn't jinx it.

Want to make something clear: I do not begrudge anyone the chance to watch an episode as it airs in another country. It's airing officially and thanks to web streaming, we enjoy a connection far greater than any before. The frustration in all this does not lie with an early episode, but with the loss of a rhythm.

I joined the fandom in season 2, when :iconundead-niklos: posted a single Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight comic every week. In between airings there was an explosion of creativity. Fan art, remixes, comics, etc. I had never seen such a prolific fandom and I enjoyed the wave. It carried forward towards the end of the week, when excitement for the new episodes took hold. In this way a new season was a steady flow of enjoyment and interest.

The Brony fandom has shrunk since those times but it's never lacked for creativity. However, early airings change the dynamic. It splits us into groups. Those who chose to watch it early. Those who want to wait for the US release. Those who indulge in spoilers (and may not be discreet about them), and those who try to remain spoiler-free. Unfortunately, split goals and actions dilute the creativity that helps this fandom stand out. The rapid airings also deny the chance for people to create and focus on elements from one episode because another is coming out the next day. I wonder if we would have ideas like Derpy, Twilicane, and other recurring jokes if earlier seasons had followed this trend.

But the only thing to do in this case is keep doing whatever works best. People still create no matter the episode and I intend to offer goodnight comics as much as possible. Hope you all have a good night and enjoy tomorrow's US/Australian episodes!
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Omnifighter1's avatar
Yona aside, I can't stand the Yaks!
TheOmegas2's avatar
"The Fandom Has Shrunk"
THis sentence bothers me. I just got into the fandom last year. Ever since, I've absorbed A LOT OF CONTENT (Both official and Fanmade) so it almost feels like I got here late. It´s especially worrysome with all those rumors involving the end of Gen 4.
Oh well. I guess I should enjoy it while it lasts. And even then "Things may come and things may go. Some go Fast and some go Slow. Few things last, that's all I know, but Friendship (... Is Magic and its impact and Inspiration and good will and fantastic people inspired by it) carries on through the Ages."

Yeah, I know it's corny, but I'm not sorry.
you basically nailed the origin of all the frustration on the head there. The early releases break up the rhythm of it all. And ultimately it causes people to divide. WE are all pony fans but many end up in different parts, building their own houses.

The pony fandom will go nowhere, like the trekkies and star wars, but they have shrunk, i would dare say considerably. people have passed on from the hype or moved on to different things, though pony still influences them. Pony helped rekindle my love of creative writing, and while ambitions to create pony fanfiction did not bear fruit, it may have lead to something else.
Fim may well end next year, but it is not as if everything ceases to be in equestria. The ride stop but the tracks and train will remain to be rode upon whenever it is desired. and even to make stories of your own, lay your own tracks too.

But i can say that if pony does end next year, mlp will have the most chaotic and schizophrenic end season of any show ever at this rate XD. leaks, hacks, stolen usbs', early airing throughout the world. if this keeps going god know how it will be XD
AceWissle's avatar
I feel your pain Pinkie. This early releases are so stupid
My therapy is watching Silverstream fail to smash a bucket.
Wolf-ODonnell's avatar
Eh, I'm not too fussed about these early episodes, because this sort of thing happens to me all the time. By default, the US always gets episodes before the UK. For example, this week, there are no Season 8 episodes airing at all. It's just Season 7, and Season 1. Next week, we'll get double episodes of Season 8 starting from the beginning. Presumably, we may catch up sometime in September, but that's not a given. I don't know really, because I've been watching the US stream all this time.

Perhaps I should do that for the other shows I watch, but it's too late for those now. Youtube's video recommendation algorithms already spoiled Steven Universe's Season 5 plot twist for me. I've no idea when the spoiled episode will become available, but the episode that immediately follows it is weirdly already available for me to watch. (I'm currently relying on my provider's streaming service.)

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the episodes by the time of this posting. See you sometime later this week.
KabutoRaijerFan's avatar
KabutoRaijerFan surprised knowing that Yaks don't consider viewers furless demons anymore! (It's my attempnt of speaking like a Yak)
Seeker900's avatar
My Mom always scolds me whenever I get angry or throw a tantrum, and I never get it! 
Whenever I'm having a bad day I talk about it in frustration, and whenever someone doesn't let me explain myself by interrupting or refusing to listen, it provokes me to shouting. 
And every time she tells me NOT to express my anger, it only hurts my chest. Which is odd because every time I DO vent my anger I ironically already start to feel more relaxed by comparison to holding it in

I'm glad this post tells me it's okay to express your frustrations to make you feel better, that really spoke to me.
MLP-Silver-Quill's avatar
I definitely don't think it's a good idea to hold in that anger, but if verbal expression is actually increasing tension then can you channel that anger into another form? Writing? Music? Some kind of physical activity like going for a run?
Seeker900's avatar
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In all seriousness I usually browse the internet or play games... which would've been easy if my Mom didn't keep sending me to my room! :mad:

But I DID settle with just laying down on my bed until I cooled off whenever that happens. 
Zorbonaut's avatar
Someone needs a chill pill.
SeriousJupiter's avatar
Furless demons, LMAO. It's true, though. I love watching the early releases, but I hate how they affect the flow of fan art.

Oh well, it's not like the Internet doesn't have craptons of pony art already, so perhaps less is more.
Jaredking203's avatar
Pinkie Pie, calm down. Everything's gonna be fine.
Eric-Michael-Kline's avatar
Yak emissary next go to US of A to meet Trump.  We hear he have problem with anger as well.
NikkiHar18's avatar
I find it annoying that they air the show early in one country and air it later in another. Why? What's the point?
Yak dissed Tenth Doctor... Ray want to Smash!!!!
FrostTheHobidon's avatar
Cool, this was great to see
PhoenixFlambe's avatar
Don't ever change yaks.
AJR001's avatar
The Doom Slayer like to smash too. He smashes demons to paste. :XD: :XD:
TheforgottenSiren's avatar
lol loved this, but I agree, this is ANNOYING!! Why are they doing this? Cause its got everybody all over the place and here in the states we are on episode....18?
tigreanpony's avatar
That was great, very nicely done there
Randomponyzilla's avatar
'10th doctor obviously a quack, so we smash' and 'Definitely dodged pony-shaped bullet there' had me laughing the most. XD
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