What was your saddest/lowest moment in the MLP fandom? Has the show ever made you cry?
I dunno about saddest, but as for lowest it's gotta be right now. I have my finals on Monday and I literally just spent my entire day either writing or reading about Celestia.
I can't find my Twilight
>Has the show ever made you cry?
Does Derpy being edited due to soccer moms count as "the show?" If so, yes. It breaks my heart that people are so horrible and intolerant that there can't be a ditzy, cross-eyed pony with a low-pitched voice. It's not about the character that I cried. It's about an illness of society.
Am I a bad person if I laughed at this?
>inb4 le still mad about muh ollycurn purncess wayfoo
I personally stopped watching after Daring Don't, and disregarded all the post-Faust bullshit in season 3. The emotion is long-gone now. They're all just cute automatons with hooves.
I watched MLP through S3 and well into S4. At the time, I didn't know that Faust was no longer part of the show. Or maybe I did know, but I didn't realize the implications of it until it was too late.
I always thought that the show was making a wrong turn the moment they started airing the Crystal Empire shenanigans. It all felt wrong. Even before then, I was confused about alicorn Cadance and how she fit into the whole "mythos". But seeing the Crystal Empire stuff and seeing how bland Sombra was, I started to get worried.
When Twilicorn happened, I still stuck with it. At this point, I was pretty confused. How was it all going to play out? Then I watched Equestria Girls in theaters, and thought it was OK. I liked Sunset Shimmer, but everything else felt wrong.
Season 4 arrived. Still with Twilicorn. Still with the Crystal Empire. The only new character I liked was Maud. But I was irritated. What was going on? It all felt wrong. Then I started reading about what happened with Faust and her departure, and it all hit me. Everything from Season 3 onwards was a sham. A goddamn sham!
I forced myself to watch the season finale. I still haven't watched some of the episodes prior to it. I still haven't watched Rainbow Rocks. I felt so dirty having watched so much after S2. It was so obvious why the show changed after that, why it became weird and shitty. Before, the only bad things about the show were Merriweather and Polsky. Now it all sucks.
I don't know why Faust left, but I know she doesn't like the direction the show has gone. And even though the whole thing depresses me, I know for a fact that it depresses her far more. Hasbro aborted her baby for profit. And I am dreading Season 5.
I came in here to express my views, and find this anon has already done it for me, for the most part. Bravo, sir. Keep fighting the good fight.
There was a direction that the show was heading in the beginning. A progressive direction. One which was aiming to avoid many of the same pitfalls "shows for little girls" had slipped into in the past. It wasn't meant to be a show where the protagonist is a pretty princess with only a title and nebulous responsibilities. It was meant to demonstrate what OTHER roles female characters could play, that they could carry the show by force of personality and humor--by being HUMAN.
Why do people keep blaming "soccer moms" for this? So far as I know, this was all bullshit from Pinkiepony and SJW shits like that. You know, people who despise the whole idea of motherhood.
I've dealt with off-and-on depression all my life, but I am currently in the longest
and possible most destructivestreak ever, and it started close to when I started watching this show. Of course, it might have to do with it being during my senior year of High School and the transition from it, but in one way or another I can't help but think that the shame of association has contributed somewhat.
when people made a stink over adorkable derpy.
when she actually got censored.
when i realized their idea of equality is bullshit.
I feel for you.
My last grandparent died a week before season 4 aired. She helped raise me when my parents were working all the time. Aside from my parents, she was the only one in my family who wouldn't have cared about my liking MLP. Either that or she would have been happy I enjoyed it.
celestias ballad was feelsy enough without bringing someone as important as your mom into it.
So, Mr. Anonymous. Tell me about your mother.
>Has the show ever made you cry?
Sleepless in Ponyville made me tear up. Just thinking about how Scoots basically had no parents or older role model her whole life and then for Rainbow Dash to be that older sister she always wanted was so touching
I cried like a bitch while reading background pony and probably a few other fics too.
I'm a major faggot when it comes to emotional stuff tho, doesn't take a lot to make me cry.
I did cry once. Mind my autism if you like.
It was after one of my friends died. I felt so down, got so drunk, knocked out a couple of times.The next day, I decided to watch an episode of MLP, to be specific MMC. I felt great until one song came up. "A true true friend helps a friend in need." I bursted after 10 seconds into the song. WHY DIDN'T I LISTEN TO MY FRIEND WHEN HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO KILL HIMSELF
Sorry to hear anon. I hope your doing well.
Do you think it might have anything to do with episodes like Look Before You Sleep, or For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls? Both of which have Luna providing guidance to CMC.
Is your mother particularly distant?
Yeah, most of Freud's theories hold little water in the much more scientifically oriented academia of modern psychology, but he is an important historical figure in the sense that he provided a framework for psychology, especially psychoanalysis. Kind like how we now know that a lot of the stuff Aristotle said is bullshit.
Call up my homegirl Celestia.
By any chance are you that anon who believes Luna is literally your mother? I remember seeing that posted in a thread about MLP related confessions or something like that.
If you're not then it's pretty interesting that multiple people see her as embodying a motherly role.
I could have sworn, upon watching my first episode, I could hear a faint, feather-soft scream, as if in the background of space and time, that was so akin to my own voice and was so filled with a remorseful, anguished tone that when I think back on it it horrifies me to imagine that it, in summation, was a subliminal warning not to engage in this flytrap jokingly and oft begrudgingly referred to as 'the ride'.
Perhaps that was my lowest moment. But the moment 'twas brief and passing, and these fickle eyes and ears of mine need not heed any sense of regret. Only to maintain focus on more pony.
>I'm browsing /mlp/ like I do every day, when I notice several threads about the new Equestria Girls movie
>I decide to check a few out, to see what people are saying about it
>The threads are filled with people who claim to be in love with sunset shimmer. Some even say they left their previous waifu for her.
"Holy fucking shit. She must have had some kind of incredible turn-around. I bet I'd like her too, if I saw the movie!"
Boy, was I in for the surprise that would completely rip my childish understanding of what is 'true' apart...
It made me cry when i realized how fucking retarded people in this fandom sometimes are. Especialy shippers. Man, fucking shippers and their fucking fanfictions and pictures it makes me sick. How fucked up in the head does one have to be to write a fanfition where mare gets pregnant with another mare. Fuck
Diamond Tiara making fun of what is now canonically Scootaloo's disability made me both so fucking pissed and watching her heart get torn out and watching her keep trying and failing got me.
Scoots always had a special place with me. I still like DT and SS but I'll never look at them the same way again.
>fanfition where mare gets pregnant with another mare
i have to agree, thats incredibly annoying. if they adopted thatd be one thing, but when they have kids that are literally palette swaps of the 2 mares involved its just fucking stupid.
i actually forgot about that till now. thanks faggot.
The closest the show ever got to me crying was pic related
B.B.B.F.F. and when it came back.
And when Celestia fucking did this to Twilight when Twilight was TOTALLY FUCKING RIGHT.
Well, I have seen almost everything ( S4 finale and egrr missing), and I started watching S1.
Now, I understand oldfag which clam "S1 is the best, mlp ils dead".
I remember some episodes to be emotional, but I could'nt name one particularly...
Not joking, as much of a shitfest as S3 was, S4 was actually pretty goddamn good. I'm still a Faustfag and still view S1 and the parts of S2 she still influenced as best, but after a horrible third season, it definitely recovered.
The people currently doing it, including the much-reviled Meghan McCarthy, actually do love it and respect the original, albeit not in the way I would.
Episodes like Maud Pie prove there is still hope for the series. At least for a season or so. At some point, it has to end or end up in Spongebob land.
When Suri 100% fucks over Rarity for her fabric and laughs the whole thing off.
Holy shit I was so mad, I don't think anything I've ever seen or read has ever made me that mad.
As an artist, the idea of someone else stealing months of your hard work and parading it in front of your peers as their own with no way for you to be able to disprove it instead of coming off as petty and jealous just fucking triggers me.
Rararas reaction being so believable 180'd that episode from a 3/10 to a 10/10 for me.
Sonic rainboom where RD gets shit on the entire episode but then comes out on top
Return of harmony where twilight loses her friends
Canterlot wedding as >>21009566 said
Sleepless in ponyville when scootaloo has that heart to heart with rainbow at the end
The show is filled with stuff like this.
Like half of S3 was good anon, same ratio as S2 and S4, it just felt like the whole season was shit because of a few outstandingly bad episodes that shall not be named combined with it already being half length.
If Meghan stops doing MLP then the show is well and truly fucked, because her heart is in the right place and she tries to take feedback into account (rainbow rocks proved this), she just isn't a god like faust.
I cried at the first musical number. Season one, episode three or so.
Eyup, S4 ils better than S3. And some episodes are really good. But it's not the same thing.
I enjoy the serie, but it lacks of second reading, as stated before by an other anon.
And I can't wait to see S4 finale, but I fear that mlp will become less and less interesting when I see the toys from asjew. If, for any reason (read profit), they whant to add toyline to the show, prepare yourself for some shitstorm...
I wasn't ready for this at all when I came into this thread...
When an artist you followed passed away. Pic related, RIP ghost.
It hasn't happened for me yet. For me, perhaps, the saddest moment will come when there is no more g4, where the creation of canon content will simply cease, and with it, the inspiration for fanmade pone. Where all that is left of g4 will be the stuff that has already been done and has long since been set in stone.
Artists will move on to other things to draw, the writefags will make other things, or vanish entirely. That is the moment I dread, the moment the ride grinds to a halt, but I'll still be strapped in.
The saddest moment for me, a point where I cried was
a part in Fallout Equstria. I can't remember exactly which one at the moment, but it probably didn't help that I was already somewhat emotional due to my Grandma passing away the week that I read it.As for from the show, I felt like shit seeing Dash on her rain cloud in Mysterious Mare Do Well and the Party of One breakdown.
i remember reading the whole steelhooves got his head chopped of thing, and i was in complete denial untill the part in the fic where it expressly says, "seelhooves was dead." that was the moment i realized he could not be saved and i got misty eyed
Yeah man, pure trash. A great character with the last true connection to the original pones, who had just tried his best to protect AJ and just got shit on over and over but never stopped trying getting fucked was awful.
honestly, his life was so hard. he lived for over 200 years in the burnt out hell of a place that he remembered as a utopia, fighting for his life and
rotting away in his armour he deserved rest
The saddest moment was when I realized that the people who got me into this stupid fandom in the first place are nothing more than filthy casuals.
Fuck them, I'm still having fun! Even if they can't appreciate my autism...
Go to bed Rishab. I know it's you you Indian fuck.
as autistic as this makes me ( 11.4 on autistmeter) the my little dashie stories.
That moment when you realize you are an engineer stuck in an artist's colony. You can dissect and analyze elements of fanwork that gives you feels all day long but the sum of these dissected and analyzed elements never gives you the feels back. You just can't design, prototype or manufacture feels.
>you are an engineer stuck in an autist's colony
I know that feel man, or at least I did until I realized that I could use my analytical skills to write some really mediocre/semi-decent fanfiction!
I'm an autistic engineer now...
Also, that picture gave me the biggest fucking nerd boner. Thanks for that, Anon.
I read a lot of fanfictions
the "actual literature" portion not this greentext shitand it evokes massive emotion inside me.
I never cry on the outside world, I always have to move forward and take care of people left behind by a desaster, when my friend died of cancer of after a bad car crash that left someone crippled. Never could really cry because I had to keep a clear head, and also to distract myself from the sadness.
But oh how I have cried actual tears when the little pony couple finally came together and nervously shared their first kiss. There were stains left on my pillow in the early morning after an entire night of reading.
Consider the fact that this is the guy who said that the reason women have problems in life is because they are just pissed they can't give people domination dickings, AND that men have problems because they are sexualy attracted to their mothers.
You tell me, Anon?
I have to say that the only time I cried from a sad or dark fic would have to be "A Mother's Love Never Dies" Don't ask me to give you the source, google is a thing that should work.
Kinda cheating though, since I helped a tiny bit. If it didn't have the proper feels I would have chewed him out about it.
Speaking of that, I cried several when I wrote my own fic. But that's because when I write the heavier parts I put myself in an overly emotional state so I can tell if I'm doing it right.
But, yea, romance shit hits me right in the chest. I guess I'm kind of numb to the other shit at this point.
Now that I think about it, there might be a couple other fics I forgot about that I teared up over. but the one I mentioned is the one that got me legitimately crying.
>mfw that shit you just said
This is me calling you a liar. Friend.
Yes i cried once
It was when i was reading my little dashie
No. The story itself didn't made me cry at all
I cried when i realized that i will always find an empty box
The only moment I cried in my life so far is when I went drinking with a few best friends in high school, we were a group of 4 of the weirdest kids in school who decided to band together. We all got shitfaced one night and played drunken basketball. The next day one of us didn't wake up. Turns out he had a heart condition that nobody knew about that killed him in his sleep. Now none of us speak to each other because we're all partly to blame for his death. None of us could attend the memorial service because his parents and the community blames us for what happened.
I cried during the Celstias Ballard song, Also some fanfics make me cry but more tears of joy.
The fandom usually makes me feel sick in the stomach like when i visit EQD i feel a little sick and when i see some fan animations.
They're still assholes.
You did nothing that any group of friends doesn't do, and it just had a bizarre, tragic result that was nobody's fault.
It's sad anyone would hold that against you.
I agree, but when your grieving you tend to try to place the blame on others to make yourself feel better, just another way of coping. They may have been more understanding if they ever tried to wake up a friend who was already dead.
I understand the motivation, I was just sympathizing with the horror of being on the wrong end of it. I am still angry with a friend of mine, long dead, who OD'd and left his body to be found by his younger brother, who had already put up with tons of his shit.
Nobody deserves that.
the censoring of Derpy back in the start of 2012 would have to be my lowest moment
not sad so much as outraged, but easily my lowest point, accentuated by the big high from watching The Last Roundup on its first airing
I also see Luna that way, my real mother was very distant and an alcoholic bitch who never loved me so ever since I was 4-5 years old I pretended that various female characters are my mother (similar to the waifu fags), Luna is my 8th mommy.
no, but the fandom.
that i might never meet some of the friends ( and special friend ) whom ive got to know during these 3 years, that lives across the sea.
My parents didn't care about me either but i knew a guy who had both alcoholic parents and had even more shitty life
His life was as follows:
>Go buy us an alcohol or we'll beat the shit outta You
Most of the time he didn't even get money from them so he was just standing on the street, (sometimes for more than a day) asking people for money. Then he went to the shop and begged the salesman to sell him alcohol because if he won't bring it back, he's gonna be beaten
Every time i saw him to give him some money, he had some fresh serious bruises
He later killed himself. Was 17
Let's be honest
Majority of us were/is bullied by life and comes here to resupply our dry friendship wells
We might act like we hate each other but we're actually strongly bonded
This is our magic of friendship
Not to mention that most fan of the show didn't like her voice either. Tabitha St. Germaine was told she was doing a male voice and she fucked up. That's it, She. Fucked. Up. The whole SJW/Soccer Mom blaming is because there are a lot of weak men around that need a scapegoat/boogieman to blame things on.
My saddest moment is when I realized the horsefuckers would NEVER stop sucking Pinkieponie's cock and would never stop giving her credit for things her pathetic self can't possibly accomplish (Derpy because of Tabitha St. Germain, and APM was shut down because Nicole Oliver asked Hasbro to shut it down. You want to blame someone, blame one of them. You won't though, you'd rather pretend there's some monumental conspiracy against you personally).
Or, it could be that the voice actor fucked up due to poor direction. You are so intent on blaming SJWs you are forgetting that it was the VA that wanted the voice changed in the first place.
Why does it matter either way, it was just a shitty BG character getting some words and some people got unhappy, and in the world of tv the amount of complaints needed to change something is almost nothing.