Equestrian Girls are kinda magical

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The rumour mill has been grinding into overdrive lately with the theoretically leaked images of My Little Pony characters as humans. I'm skeptical about the images themselves; it would be all too easy to grab some humanized MLP concepts from DeviantART. I am less so on the concept; that a spinoff series would have the ponies turn human and go to Earth. I think something like this could very well be the spinoff series. It makes sense that a series ment for pre teen and teen girls would have seen just how many cosplay as pony characters, human style, and kept that in mind.

The backlash, starting from the first rumours months ago of an Equestrian Girls fashion doll line, has be nothing if not overwhelming. And if anything, it's highly repetitive of almost all the negative blather in the fandom. Hasbro is making girly stuff no one wants and doesn't respect the adult fans. Brushable manes, a new pink princess, wedding episodes, fashion ponies with outfits, Twilight with wings. Each of these has been vehemently objected to and four out of the five are now perfectly fine.

Something that seems to be the constant refrain is if I don't like it, it's stupid and no one could like it. The brushable manes were a big source of early fandom contention. Older pony fans had almost always had doll hair manes and tails. The newer fans were often more familiar with collectible figurines, with solid plastic hair and non-removable clothes. This isn't a problem until the rallying cry becomes only ONE type of pony is a proper collectible pony and the other sort is stupid and for little girls.

To be fair, I myself have been exactly this sort of pre-emptive judgement about changes in the ponies I love. Case in point, a few years back someone posted an image from a toy fair of the latest ponies and they looked awful. Bratz style, with huge heads and bedroom eyes. It was terrible how obviously they were trying to cash into that market, those dolls being really popular. And the images for the potential show was even worse! Horrible cheap 'anime' looking things!

If you're wondering what happened to them, then you don't realize the Bratz pony I was looking at was the first prototype of Twilight Sparkle, and the weird cheap show was the one we've all fallen for.

I was jumping to conclusions on WHAT Hasbro did, WHY they did it and HOW it was going to ruin the fandom.

So, everyone, take a deep breath. Pony was here long before you, and will probably be here for many more years. And you never know, we just might love it.

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XYZExtreme13's avatar
This spinoff has me feeling uneasy but like Alicorn Twilight, I'm gonna wait before I judge it