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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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Valentines Meme

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I don't normally do these, but I'm bored!

1. Are you single or taken?

2. Chocolate or flowers?
Flowers! I can get chocolate any time, but flowers are usually a V-day only thing for me

3. Will you do anything special for Valentines Day?
Working, given I'm a pastry chef. The next day is my birthday so I'll probably do something then.

4. Do you like anyone?
My girlfriend :)

5. Were you dating anyone last Valentines Day?
Yep, her!

6. Who do you want to spend Valentines with?
Ooooobviously my girlfriend

7. Do you make a big deal about Valentines?
Not really. She's not so much into it. If I could I'd cook for her.

8. Have you ever had a secret admirer?

9. Would you ever write someone a love letter?
Yes <3

10. Do you believe in Cupid?
Um, no?

11. Do your parents give you presents on Valentines?
Yep, my dad usually gives me and my sister some Kisses

12. Do you still send out Valentine cards?

13. Do you like candy hearts?
I love cinnamon hearts, but not conversation hearts

14. What is something you got last Valentines?
A big fat pile of NOOOOTHING

15. Is Valentines depressing?
Only in that it's so close to my birthday often boos will skip it

16. How is your love life?

17. Have you ever been dumped on Valentines?
No but my sister was right before so the guy wouldn't have to get her anything!

18. How many roses would you want?
Any number if they are YELLOW

19. Will you have a girlfriend/boyfriend this Valentines day?

20. Do you look forward to Valentines day?

21. Who was your last Valentine from?
My girlfriend

22. Who do you expect to get a Valentine from this year?
My girlfriend may send me a card, and I'll do the same back, since we're not in town together

23. Who would you most like to receive a Valentine from?

24. How many Valentines will you be sending this year?

25. Have you ever not received a Valentine?
Most years

26. What was the most Valentines you received in a single day?
Um, dunno, whatever was my biggest class in grade school!

27. Have you ever received an anonymous Valentine?

28. Have you ever sent an anonymous Valentine?

29. Will you be sending an anonymous Valentine this year?

30. What was the best Valentine gift you ever received?
Hmmm, I usually give, not recieve :D

31. What was the worst?
Ugh, the year I got nothing because they wanted to get me something for my b-day

32. Have you ever started dating someone on Valentines day?
Haha no :3

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What pony that I haven't drawn should I post next?

28 votes
Pinkie Pie
Sweetie Belle
Apple Bloom
Wind Whistler (g1)
Minty (g3)
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Should I put my humanized pony art on this account?

13 votes
Yes, I like it
Yes, I don't care
No, I don't like it
No, I am offended by humanized ponies
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What theme do you like best in your pony art?

8 votes
Slice of life
Epic adventure
Spooky grimdark
Humour and comedy
Romance and Shipping
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