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- Russet Burbanks, Fanfiction.net
"I used to wonder what friendship could be; until I surpassed those who first showed it to me."
...Actually, I take it back. There was that time when giant Spike outsmarted them and made them quake in their boots, but they just pridefully passed that off as nothing! Really, series?! Showing that even the best of the best aren't always the top makes such characters more three-dimensional and gives them personality and complexities! All we've identified with are their gung-ho and selfish sides, willing to do whatever it takes, even sacrifice team members, just to keep their game above and beyond 100%. One of these days, they'll become corrupted by their own talents like the A-Squad from Power Rangers SPD.
So what is Rainbow Dash doing this time? Let's find out in this episode, "Testing Testing 1, 2, 3", written by none other than Amy Keating Rogers.
- Rainbow Dash: Ernie's undercooked pancakes.
- Twilight Sparkle: The original aerial team performed for...?
- Rainbow Dash: Celestia's cereal celebration.
- Twilight Sparkle: The Wonderbolts were given their name by this famous Pegasus. Who is she? [to herself] Please don't say Colonel Waffle...
- Rainbow Dash: Hello? General Blazing Donut Glaze! [scoffs] So, did I ace it or what?
- Rainbow Dash: I'm gonna fail, I'm gonna fail, I'm gonna fail! And it's all your fault!
God, I have never seen Rainbow act so STUPID and so PATHETIC in this episode than any other time in the whole goddamn series. Even if a person doesn't test well, I'm sure that person's wrong answers wouldn't be nearly as dumb as what Rainbow says... unless of course that person is Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes", but that's beside the point! Goddamn it, Amy Keating Rogers! I know you wanted to give us the impression that Rainbow might not seem the kind of character who tests well, but did you really have to degrade her to that level?! I thought we were watching My Little Pony, not the Flesh from Action League NOW!
...or as downhill as this.
Now I'm just gonna come out and say this. I'm not too crazy about rap music at all. Or rather, at least it's not my favorite genre. But I can tell at least there's effort put into their songs and more times than not, they have actual singing involved, like "Unknown from M.E." with performers Marlon Saunders, Dred Foxx and Hunnid-P. At least those kinds of rap songs are more tolerable.
Yeah, I'm just gonna come out and say it. I don't care for Pinkie's rap song.
So... she's suddenly that worm from Dr. Seuss' "The Big Brag"?
Narrator: ...she defeated her younger sister, and banished her permanently in the moon.
"IN" the moon! It was "IN" the moon! It's bad enough that bronies had to go and misinterpret this original story that gave us a brand new animated series to look forward to based on the imaginations of Lauren Faust herself by reading it as "to the moon" and depicting Luna on the surface of the moon and Celestia as a tyrant, but for you, Amy Keating Rogers, who helped write the third episode of Season 1 with Faust, to write this in the script for this episode (unless it was a mistake, unlikely) shows that you and probably everyone else who works on the show is just giving in to the demands of these fucking bronies whose fan base more or less consists of sick and retarded preverts and pedophiles with absolutely disgusting imaginations and their own takes on the series and... and... I'm sorry, but this is just completely... dis... dis... Disgraceful! Disgusting! Despicable! Okay, so I'm making a big deal because this is only said twice in the episode, but it is in fact a very big deal. Need I remind you that the bronies, the once-promising fan base that originally existed to open the series up to all audiences beyond just young girls, came up with "to the moon" first, and to bring that up here and now, as part of Wonderbolts history no less, what do you think that says for the rest of us? What do you think it says to the fans who are not bronies? And on another sour note, this also gives the impression that kids who saw the series premiere might have forgotten "in the moon" overtime because they grew four years older as the series went on and probably wouldn't even give "to the moon" any thought whatsoever.
No! It doesn't work that way! It just doesn't work that way! For God's sake, forget those stupid bronies and get your sources right! Just because Lauren Faust isn't working with you people anymore doesn't mean you have to stop respecting what she was giving to the series! I'm not gonna act like Season 1 was flawless because she on the team then. It wasn't! It had a few episodes that I absolutely despised! But the very least you people could do is respect some of her original ideas like... You remember "Apple Family Reunion"? You remember the subtle hint that we got that Applejack's parents were deceased? That was one of the things that Lauren Faust envisioned and it was worked into the series perfectly! And I know I'm probably sounding fussy because of just one little thing here, but as I've ranted on and on about already, it's a big difference. The bronies envisioned Luna on the moon while Lauren Faust's story clearly said that Luna was imprisoned within the moon! There's a big difference. And for bronies to get it wrong, maybe even deliberately so they can portray Celestia as a fucking tyrant, is one thing, but for the staff to go along with it... that just makes me sick! It really does! These bronies, as old as 45 years of age, do crazy and outlandish things with this 2D animated series that started off so well... And now, it's come down to the staff going along with the bronies, just to recap Faust's story as told by them. It's like the staff just suddenly stopped caring and decided that they think we're cool with just throwing any random shit at us. Fandom is one thing and I know fan stuff is inevitable, but taking on fan-made ideas just to reel in the penises of even more bronies... Dan and Swampy never did this with Phineas and Ferb. So why should this series give in to the demand of a rioting fan base?
...in Ponyville just to help Rainbow study in her own unique way, Rainbow gets the Wonderbolts' history down cold and marches on to take the exam.
Case in point. And with that said, this is The Thunder, signing off once again. And until next time... Pig Power is in the house!