So there's been an awful lot of drama this week. Drama which matches or even surpasses the whole Derpy thing--to the point that even the folks at DHX itself have been getting a lot of flak just for being involved, which is a first. This makes me a bit sad, and confused. Confused, because I just don't see the big deal. It's a spinoff idea to try to expand the brand. It's like the Rescue Robots for Transformers--a side project that exists to bring the brand over to a different fan group than is the norm and has no real effect on the show proper. It's not like, say Fighting is Magic, where we had something awesome going on and then lost it. It's just an extra little something that probably won't be for everyone, but is just in addition to the show we already have anyway. I'm sad because there's that 'entitled fan' mentality that I hoped wouldn't enter the Brony community. That mentality that, somehow, the show runners 'owe' us for being fans and anything done against our expectations is some kind of deep and personal betrayal. I guess it was inevitable that would start to happen--the Bronies have gotten huge over the last year and a half. I mean, we got Hot Topic merchandise. It's actually become cool in a nerdy sort of way to like FiM now. So it's just the way of things that the 'undesirable' type of fan would rear their ugly heads, I suppose. And, you know, the Bronies as a whole are still the awesome guys I joined to hang with. During this same week of drama, Bronies for Good has been recognized as a non-taxable charity and has been celebrating with some cool swag. And for every loud and obnoxious fan out there causing undue negativity, there's at least twenty cool guys who basically take things that come in stride. Maybe it's time we get just a little louder ourselves--not to argue with the jerks, feeding the trolls never helps anything--but just to, for example, let the DHX people who've been hurt by the bad outcry that most of us do appreciate the hard work and still love what they do, even if this particular project isn't our thing.
And, besides, am I the only one who saw that new trailer and thought, "gee, this actually doesn't look bad?"