SPIKE IS A F*^$ING DOG?!?!?! · 1:59am
Now, look y'all, I'm not the type to be all doom and gloom. I tend to always look at the bright side of things. When Twilicorn went down, I was upbeat. I thought they would handle it well, and I think they did, but this... it just feels so... so forced and hollow. Hasbro needs to understand what made FiM so unique was that it bucked a LOT of trends in child programming. It shunned stereotypes and cliche's, or at least handled them well. This just seems to throw ALL those cliches against the wall! The obvious love interest(Oh, you bumped into me, now I find you attractive and I love you), the seemingly forced jokes like Twilight eating an apple without her hands(we're supposed to believe that the scientist can't figure out hands?) the incredibly generic pop music(seriously, that sounded like half the bubblegum-pop crap I played at AFN), the art style which is so similar to pretty much every tween-aimed show.
Look, I get it. Hasbro is a company first and foremost. Their obligation is to their shareholders. Capitalism is boss, I know this. But by doing this, they are openly acknowledging it. FiM is brilliant because it keeps that "little girl shtick" but is clever enough to enrapture the older audience. This is a transparent money grab. None of the passion for quality that went into FiM seems to be in place here.
Lastly, no, I am not condemning it wholesale. In all honesty... I'm probably going to go see it, and I'll probably wear my Applejack t-shirt when I do, along with my .45 in my waistband. Just in case, you know? In keeping with the values this brilliant show has tried to teach me, I'm giving the benefit of the doubt.
All I am saying is things are not looking good at the moment.
So, what do you think?
AND I WILL FIND AND FUCKING MURDER THE SON OF A BITCH WHO DECIDED TO MAKE SPIKE A FUCKING DOG!! What, he couldn't be her little brother or something?!