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Newbiespud 15th Oct 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
Welp, the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic finale has just aired. I suppose I should say a few things. I'll try to keep it short and to the point.

It was always going to be bittersweet. I'm happy that it didn't try to last forever (because it was never going to), and I'm happy that they ended it by giving the fandom one last bunch of brand new narrative toys and sandboxes to play with. A good portion of my livelihood depends on the fandom living on for a while after its official ending, but I don't have much fear that it won't. Looking back, this weird phenomenon has brought me a lot of happiness in dark times, from many different places I never thought I'd be connected to.

I'm happy to keep going with this if you're all willing to stick around.

Anyway, there's another Spudventure uploaded.
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Guest 15th Oct 2019, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Well, I'm still here.
Guest 15th Oct 2019, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
So am I
Guest 15th Oct 2019, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
As am I!
Malroth 15th Oct 2019, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
I'm just here for the Dnd even if it's 4th ed.
BackSet 15th Oct 2019, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
I, too, am here. Though I haven't watched MLP in, like, forever so I have no idea about half the stuff the fandom talks about anymore.
Guest 15th Oct 2019, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Still watch the show, but went from a morning routine where I had to watch, to absently remembering an episode aired and having nothing to do. Still, enjoy a bunch of content the fandom created, so will be around for a bit yet.
CharginChuck 16th Oct 2019, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
I never left.
BunBun299 17th Oct 2019, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
I'm certainly not going anywhere.
Xanderman1201 15th Oct 2019, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
And My Ax! Whoops, I mean I'm here too!
Steel Resolve 15th Oct 2019, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Not going anywhere. Show stopped being canon to me back in season 4. Since then I've been waiting for the rest of you to catch up, and delighting in fanworks and parody.
ANW 15th Oct 2019, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
What was your favorite moment of My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic?

Me:I'm split between the changelings defeating Queen Chrysalis; Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo getting their Cutie Marks; Sunset Shimmer reunited with Princess Celestia; and that last song..
albedoequals1 15th Oct 2019, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
The original Sonic Rainboom
Xanderman1201 15th Oct 2019, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie. Just in general.
CharginChuck 16th Oct 2019, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
The Perfect Pear. Just the whole thing.
Ether Space 20th Oct 2019, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
My favorite episode was Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three.
It made me feel very validated about my own study style, which I had unknowingly been bitter about for years.
Balrighty 15th Oct 2019, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Still here, too. The show always had to end, and that was for the best. Now, the voice actresses, actors, writers, and so on can try out other creative projects. Now, new MLP fans can have their own series (starting next year, anyway) without feeling like they have to catch up on 9 seasons plus extras of lore (because continuity lock is a real thing). And none of that invalidates the existing fandom.
Winged Cat 15th Oct 2019, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
New series next year? I'd heard there was a second movie coming out in 2021, and a live-action musical tour in 2020, but both based off the current series.
Ereshkigal 15th Oct 2019, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
I actually haven't watched the show in literal years. I just like the comic.
Boris Carlot 15th Oct 2019, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
Same here. My experience with the show was season one and most of season 2. I just like the comic.
GrayGriffin 15th Oct 2019, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
Wow, no reaction at all from the players to a kid getting sent to hell monster prison? I expected at least a joke about "wow, harsh time-out" or something like that.
Classic Steve 15th Oct 2019, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
I was surprised too. But at least this time we hear an actual length to the sentence. AFAIK, in canon, every prisoner in Tartarus gets life without parole.
Dragonflight 15th Oct 2019, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
I'm actually okay with Cozy Glow's canon sentence.


In all the episodes, start to finish, we never see her parents. You'd think after everything she's done, they'd at least make an appearance.

Unless she *did* something about them, of course.

What if the *reason* she's apparently unaccompanied in the School of Friendship is that she realized she needed to be there in order to carry out her master plan... so she gets rid of her parents in a way that generates sympathy for becoming an orphan filly. That sponsors her into the school, and gets her all sorts of special attention from the ponies she'll have to hoodwink to carry out her plan.

Some people you can't reform. The Charles Mansons of the world are better kept behind bars. A filly who would kill off her parents to advance her schemes would be another one.
T 15th Oct 2019, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
You are basing your judgement on an assumption. She could really be an orphan (or a dwarf posing as a kid... wait a moment, aren’t ponies already dwarf horses?) anyway maybe her attitude comes from not knowing real love so she learned to mimic it to survive. Or she is just a bad orphan. Just because you are an orphan doesn’t makes you automatically good. What I mean is that we don’t have enough information. This is a show where they reformed even an antagonistic god after all.
GrayGriffin 15th Oct 2019, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
Assuming you're talking about the Tartarus sentencing, that really ended up doing more harm than good anyways, didn't it?
Guest 16th Oct 2019, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Actually there apparently is a tweet from the writers out there that she was supposed to be like Baby Doll from Batman The Animated Series. She is actually an adult trapped in a fillies body. It was dropped because that raised certain questions about who she was hanging out with.
GrayGriffin 16th Oct 2019, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Well, she does have the right curls for it, at least.
Specter 15th Oct 2019, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
10 years? Tartarus or not, that's a very light sentence for almost getting rid of all magic in the world, not including attempted genocide (for all those magical creatures/beasts that would no longer exist). Im pretty sure Cozy would be charged with Treason (maybe even terrorism), one of which I know is a capital punishment that would result in the death penalty (U.S. state/country pending).

Not to sound harsh, but child or no child, that's what I'd sentence her with. That or indefinite banishment with no parole.

(I don't comment for a awhile, and the first thing I say is to off a child, ugh. So sorry)
T 15th Oct 2019, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
On the other hand there is something very wrong with the system if it allows a kid to reach that point. Imagine if a kid get its hands on the nuclear missile controls and get very close to launch the missiles. The problem here is not much the kid but the system that made it so easy to get world destroying powers in the hand of a single individual that even a kid did it. If it is so easy to get it it would be very vulnerable to organized groups, a rich bastard, enemy spies, etc. it is a terrible system!
RandomFan 15th Oct 2019, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Yes, but that just means that it's unsafely easy to get your hands on the "means of destruction". I'd honestly say that incentivizes harsher punishment, since "I can't do this" doesn't work as a deterrent, so "They're stronger, they'll slap me down, and they'll slap me in prison" is going to have to.

I mean, if we assume a world like our own, that says bad things about the military, but I personally suspect Equestria is a lot more "destroyable" than ours is. Which still makes it say bad things about the government, but if a person "legitimately tries to conquer the country, seriously endangering lots of people..." then they probably should be put in jail
GrayGriffin 15th Oct 2019, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
My point here isn't so much about the sentence as it is about none of the players having a reaction to it at all. Like I said, even a jokey comment would have been nice.
CharginChuck 16th Oct 2019, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
Most people who still watch the show are probably thinking that ten years doesn't seem so bad, all things considered...
Ether Space 20th Oct 2019, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, considering how long the OTHER time-outs have gone, 10 years is basically 1% of what other characters as destructive as her have to sit through.
The exception being Starlight.
Classic Steve 15th Oct 2019, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
I hadn't noticed before how bent that cage was. Guess it's held critters before. Did they escape, get released, or die?
Ember 15th Oct 2019, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
I haven't actually watched the show since probably season 5 or so, but I've been following this comic for a long time! I'd be happy to see it still going!
Guest 15th Oct 2019, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
To be honest I kinda wanted the show to go on a little longer cause I felt like it they could have told more stories like going to Zebra Country or explaining what Luna's Chariot pullers race were. Or just having more stories of in Equestria without the mane 6. But still, I have stayed with the show since the start of season 2 and while the show is over now, the fans will keep it alive. But it does raise a question of how long it will take you to get to the end of the show?
GrayGriffin 15th Oct 2019, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
The comics will still be going on, similar to how Adventure Time did it, at least. (Maybe we'll get an actual LyraBon kiss sometime then.)
Guest 15th Oct 2019, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Keep going!
Neither a gamer nor a "I have nothing left to live for now" brony.
I just enjoy the clever ways you've entangled the genres using nothing (well, there was ONE time you hired an artist) but sceenshots.

The show went out on a high note. One of the few series which knew better than to wear out its welcome. And the IDW comics will continue. I suppose they'll be considered canon from this point onward.
Digo 15th Oct 2019, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
I felt the show should have ended 3 years ago. So many writers changed out that there were definitely a lot of episodes that felt like they were season 1-2 lessons rehashed.
King and Commoner 15th Oct 2019, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I don't actually watch the show. Think I came here from Grandline 3.5
Robin Bobcat 15th Oct 2019, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
That one line Twilight says to Pinkie.

Guest 15th Oct 2019, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
I came here from when the show was a show and not executive ordered marketing.

I also found 3.5 though this lovely comic
so yeah Im not leaving.
BackSet 16th Oct 2019, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
The show was always executive order marketing. All shows by Hasbro are. You just couldn't tell because the writing was pretty good.

It's like how I feel with Ninjago, except I never lost interest in Ninjago.
albedoequals1 15th Oct 2019, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
The show hasn't been any fun or made much sense after Larson left. The ponies were never the whole point, it was the writing that made it worth a watch, so as soon as the good writers were all gone, that was that.

Looking at the other comments, it seems a lot of other people lost interest in the show some time ago as well, so you can put your mind at ease about how well you will do without it.
Newbiespud 15th Oct 2019, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Seems I'm on a bit of an island in having something to like throughout the show's whole run.
CharginChuck 16th Oct 2019, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
This island is a lot bigger than you think. There will always be a vocal minority of negativity, no matter what the group. And hey, I'm right there on that island with you. Even if no one else shows up, we can play tabletop games and sing songs of friendship until we're rescued. Or starve to death.
Guest 16th Oct 2019, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
I loved Fim from begining to end, and still love it. There were ups and downs, of course, but I honestly don't get it when people say it decreased in quality from X point onward and has been bad since.

Last season was one of the best overall, IMO.
Boris Carlot 16th Oct 2019, 1:32 PM edit delete reply
1984: The Transformers launches in the US, in toy, comic and cartoon formats, forever ruining Transformers."
BackSet 16th Oct 2019, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Accurate depiction of the Transformers fandom. :D
Freki and Gary 16th Oct 2019, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
Perhaps there’s another way of thinking about it? Rather than “after point X, it decreased in quality and I gave up on it”, it could be expressed as “I enjoyed it up until point X, then I stopped watching”.

That’s certainly my experience—I like the first three seasons the best and didn’t really find anything to latch onto in the later seasons, while enjoying Equestria Girls for the novelty. I don’t see it as a decline in quality so much as the show going places I wasn’t interested in following, so I enjoy the pieces of it that I do.
Aeguion 16th Oct 2019, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
I've no intentions of going away anytime soon. Keep up the good work!
Guest 16th Oct 2019, 2:44 AM edit delete reply
All those people saying they stoped watching the show ages ago make me think they missed the episode about Applejack's parents, and that's not an happy thought.
Prof. Haystacks 16th Oct 2019, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
They didn't so much open new narrative tools as close off some. It can feel like new ways are open because they were made explicit but those were always possibilities. It's why I feel like "End of the End" would have made a better ending than "The Last Problem". Which is a shame because the idea behind TLP had potential.
emmerlaus 16th Oct 2019, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
I like how one of the Mane 6 got a husband and a kid. Pinkie deserve it. I wish others in the group did but it seem it was not meant to be.

My favorite episode gotta be Filli Vanilli. Well, I must admit I loved a lot of Fluttershy centred episode.

Favorite moment must be when the CMC got there cutie Mark and the remaining of the episode after that. But before that, the episode was only meh lol!

My favorite character was Angel... JUST KIDDING! I must admit though that I loved the Kinrin. Wish they could have being used more.
Guest 17th Oct 2019, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
It's not like all the other Mane 6 members are implied to be single. In fact only Rarity and Twilight don't get any tease of that.
keybounce 29th Oct 2019, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
There was a frame in that scene where everyone had sad faces? Dang I missed that.
merle 17th Mar 2022, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Well, I'm reading this in 2022 after finding your comic through a Friendship is Optimal Discord, so there's still some fandom left :D