This past Tuesday a small bomb shell was dropped on the community via Entertainment Weekly and the subject of the season finale. The bomb itself of course was the topic of Twilight Sparkle and the fact that she will be made into a princess (which goes hand in hand with being made into an alicorn). A good portion of the community did go into what I call the “riot and panic” mode with many people being outraged, but I think it is also important to note that it was not the entire community who felt the same way. Just a good chunk of the majority.
Wrapped up along with the Princess Twilight talk for some reason was also talk about humans being introduced to the show, people citing the recent trademark registration by Hasbro of “Equestria Girls”. From our general sources on Season 4 we can say that it is highly unlikely, so worries on that subject should be minimum.
But it seems the upset fans who raged hard about Alicorn Twilight didn’t go unnoticed by the mainline media, namely once again Entertainment Weekly. Hillary Busis of the Family Room blog section has just released a new article digging into the facts behind the outrage, and sat down with Brony President Sethisto to ask a few questions.
Shortly after EW broke the news of Twilight’s transformation this Tuesday, the fan community exploded into a flurry of commentary — most of it negative. “If this true they may have very well jumped the shark on this once awesome series. Such a shame,” one commenter wrote on our original post. Others were a little more vehement: “Hasbro what R U doing?!…Hasbro….STOP!!!”;“Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”; “Oh god..why??? WHY????” The backlash has been even worse on fan sites like Equestria Daily (where the original post about Twilight’s princessification has drawn over 2,500 comments) and Reddit’s pony-centric message board (where hundreds of fans have expressed fervent hopes that the royal metamorphosis isn’t permanent.)
- Hillary Busis, The Family Room, Entertainment Weekly Online
And seriously people, chill.