Hasbro’s robust My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic franchise is doing something that a lot of girl-aimed television franchises have done: it’s spawning a semi-canonical tie-in movie.
The film, entitled “Equestria Girls,” is about Twilight Sparkle getting sucked into the human world, turning into a human, and winding up in what appears to be a technicolor version of Mean Girls. As you can imagine, the Brony fandom is absolutely delighted that the production team is making such a drastic change to their beloved formula and... oh wait, no, they're pitching a fit about it.
Knowing Brony fandom's reputation for grade-A unfunny, I have done my best to sift through the wank and bring you only the funny bits! (Though if you click any of the links, be warned — you're going into no-man's land.)
First off, there's some minor wanking on this April article on Equestria Daily, where some poor souls are still holding out hope that it’s not real:
I'm still going to think of it as an error... MLP may be bigger than anyone expected, but it's not so big that it warrants a spinoff movie being shown in theaters. If it was legit, we probably would've seen some kind of promo material by now other than that one promotional image. Especially if the premiere is as close as it says...
Though if it is legit, I will be very surprised. Though I imagine even then it would be a very limited release.
I am hoping beyond hope you are right...
Well think about it this way, we're pretty much the only ones who know this is a thing. Kids don't know about Equestria Girls, and they're the ones who'd care about it. If it was meant as a big thing for theaters there'd be ads out the ass. Even beyond that if a popular show was going to have a movie in theaters, it wouldn't suddenly be a spinoff, haha.
( De Nial is a river full of hungry violent hippos... )
However, the wanking really gets going with the release of a trailer.
There is capslock o’ rage and harsh language!
Okay, let me be the first one to ask... If they were going to make a pony movie, why not just use the AWESOME PONIES WE ALREADY HAVE??
We already have these awesome ponies and they made a movie based on these mutations. It makes me want to BREAK SHIT!!!
I dunno, mutant ponies sounds like a winning idea, but most of these Bronies don’t seem to agree: ( Cut for more whinging )
There is vast overestimation of Brony fandom’s importance:
i thought about that too, what i hope is that the next time Hasbro goes onto equestria daily they see how pissed we all are.and cancel/ change the movie
Unfortunately, that won't matter to them. As long as their pockets are filled, they'll keep on going. It's how all these corporate businesses are.
Easy fix: don't fill their pockets. I look at this with utter disinterest and will continue to do so unless it comes out and turns out to be actually good (as in, very good).
( Bronies make the world go round )
Some people think the anthro-ed ponies look too much like their pony selves. Because changing things is bad, but not changing things enough is also bad: ( Why is it different/not different? Why?!? )
Twilightisbest suggests a protest! ( Walk-outs and demographics and greed, oh my! )
There is talk of CENSORSHIP and the FIRST AMENDMENT! ( Get thee to a Civics class )
Naturally, there are conspiracy theories: ( Hasbro just wants to stick it to us! )
Some people are worried that the movie might be blighted by the heinous scourge known only as... [scare chord] ...the ROMANCE SUBPLOT!
They can shove whatever crap they like in there, but for the love of God I hope they don't make any gushy boy-liking crap. One of the reasons I love MLP so much is because there is ZERO relationship business (sans Shining Armor and Cadance, of course). No matter the show or cartoon, I simply can't "get into" relationship turmoils and things like "oh my which boy do I like more," even when the role is switched and it's boys lamenting over girls I simply DON'T CARE. For so long I've kinda viewed Twilight and her friends (at least canonically) as asexual, and I loved it that way because sexual tension is completely unnecessary in a kid's show. If they start pushing this relationship crap, I'm going to flip a table.
And based on that trailer, I think I'd better get my table ready...
I agree, it’s revolting when girls express an interest in dating boys
who aren’t Bronies.
( More anti-shipping wank, right this way )
Some people are getting a tad melodramatic:
Watched the trailer, all this crap is cannon, in your face rationalization fools.
Oh I hope it isn't. MLP really will be destroyed if it is. We might as well all jump ship and ignore it.
"It’s new but still an extension of our mythology.” said by Meghan McCarthy. It doesn't get more cannon even if Lauren shouts it at your ear.
It is really sad, the amount of potential bronies who will look at this and think FiM is like it. And that's if it FiM is not complete replaced.
It's not being completely replaced, Rarity would be shocked at your over dramatic response. If it's bad we treat it as batman fans treat Batman and Robin or starwars fans treat most of the prequels.
The Prequels were badass, don't you even start on that.
I didn't mean that, I mean Hasbro could cancel FiM and bet at all the money to EG, that would accomplish the alleged goal of getting rid of the bronies.
Who the hell said that? that is completely paranoid lol.
No, I'm sorry, that’s not melodramatic enough. We need to lay it on thicker. ( Tell me more about your pony angst )
And of course there’s complaining about the complaining: ( Like a mobius strip!</lj-cut>
God, some of the comments here make me wanna just pull out a violin and play them a song. That and just laugh out loud. Seriously, some of you need to take a freaking pill.
MLP was never meant for us, it was meant for younger girls and that is who it will always be primarily aimed at. Deal with it. I can. I watched the trailer and yeah, while I'm not that enthralled, it has the potential to at least be something okay.
Every time something big happens, it's the same old crap here on the message boards, ranging from the )
But at least this guy has his priorities in order:
The cmc have boobs..
(CMC = Cutie Mark Crusaders = Applejack's kid sister and her two little pals)
Dark Qiviut seems to be repeating himself a lot: ( Cut for stampede of bluish quadrupeds )
Okay, enough of that windbag. Back in the May ED posts, Blackstar033 wants the option to expunge all hints of the movie from the Equestria Daily site:
Is it possible to include a No Equestria Girls Mode on EQD?
That would require tagging everything that isn't Equestria Girls with a "Not Equestria Girls" tag.
Why not just tag all the one's about Equestria Girls with "Equestria Girls" and make it so the tag is completely excluded? Is that not possible?
'fraid not, at least, not without switching to a different blogging website software. If it were possible, then that would be how "no fanfiction" mode would work.
Couldn't you like make a macro to tag everything not tagged with Equestria Girls?
And another reply to Blackstar033’s comment:
I would say that this is a good idea, but it is important to know one's enemy.
Well it’s good to know they’re staying mature about all this.
And to top it all off, the CEO of another toy company makes a cameo:
Ooh boy all this hate is giving me the bronchitis. How come it is so easy to rile up the internets with a CHILDREN'S CARD GA-- I MEAN TELEVISION SERIES?
SCREW THE RULES I HAVE PONIES
don't make me send my lawyers
Mr Kaiba, I have a question: in your world, are court cases resolved through card games?
THE END (until the actual film comes out)
Edit: I am sososo sorry about the html fuckup. orz