Equestria, Nation of the Oblivious · 5:20pm
Pointed out in comments to previous blog post..... I griped it was ridiculous for nopony in Equestria to know about the Griffon empire's internal collapse. It's a neighboring nation; world leaders and news reporters are supposed to keep tabs on these things. Others retaliated that it was not so odd; after all the ponies had forgotten about the Crystal Empire, and Nightmare Moon, and the Changelings, and Tirek, and....
And this does not make it better. Crap, it makes Celestia and Luna look like absolute assclowns.
One bit of long-forgotten lore disappearing from the pages of history, I can buy. Two, maybe. But four or five? And even worse, current international events? Remember, Twilight is technically a ruler of Equestria, and her information on the Griffon nation was DECADES out of date! The Emperor of Ba Sing Seh was more in touch with what was going on outside his city walls!
Dear Writers: Stop Using This Plot. IT IS BAD.