Yeah, it's another rant journal. If you don't like the ranting then you can just ignore the journal if you want. Here we go...
Let me just start with the news, My Little Pony's getting a movie! [link]
But wait, is it a Friendship is Magic
movie? Who the fuck knows, the info's vague.
And there's also going to be a new IP (Intellectual property) for MLP:FiM, for teenage girls and above.
Then, Fighting is Magic got a "Cease and Desist" from Hasbro. [link]
Now, I'm going to talk about these two things and explore the possibilities.NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
First, the new IP news, the one thing that got my attention from that was the "aimed at teenage girls, and above." Ugh...
Okay there's two possibilities for a new series like this, and I'm going to be honest with it.
1. The new series could explore darker and more mature themes that MLP:FiM couldn't explore, but not too
dark. Say, maybe they explore the themes of death, and learning that it's a part of life that's unavoidable, or exploring themes of isolation and loneliness, and fights with friends and hell, maybe losing friends in the end. But, imagine all of that with the same humor, charm, wit, and heartwarming quality as the first two seasons of FIM had. The themes I mentioned above wouldn't be a prominent theme in the series, but they would be plot points for a few episodes. Hell, maybe they would put in some very
subtle adult jokes (although I don't know how I would feel about that, to be honest).
2. "OMG HOW DOES THIS DRESS LOOK ON ME" "OMG THE PROM'S TOMMORROW" "OMG CHAD IS SUCH A CUTIE"
I'm not even joking. That's how I see another possibility for that series. Just a school setting with mindless "entertainment" like other shows and DVD's aimed at young teenage girls. Aimed at teenage girls? What the hell are they going to do, "My Little Bratz
Might as well have the characters talk about teenage pregnancies, abortions, periods, and tampons for fucks sake.
I don't even know if the team behind MLP:FiM is even going to work on the new IP series. If there's going to be one! Maybe I'm overreacting, but I don't know.FIGHTING IS MAGIC C&D
Many fans were upset that the upcoming "Fighting is Magic" game was cancelled, due to a cease and desist from Hasbro. I'll admit, I wasn't really excited for it (I'm not really a gamer) but this pisses me off. Sure it was probably coming a mile away, but here's three reasons why.
1. It's non-profit. Something that, I'm sure that the team behind the game stated that many times (if not, let me know) so it's not like Hasbro's losing
money. A minimal and, maybe in some of your guys' opinions, a flawed reason to be pissed, but there's still more to come.
2. The team was basically almost done with it
, as far as I've heard. There's no doubt about it, I'm pretty sure that Hasbro knew about it like a year ago, with all the hype that was being made for it, seriously, they had to have known about it for sometime. So after all that time, they decide to put out a cease and desist NOW, when the game's almost done, when everybody was anticipating for it, all of that hard work and creative effort. Gone.
WOW. I mean, fucking WOW. That is so unbelievably dickish and horrid to mess with people like that.
3. And probably my biggest reason for hating this move. I don't want to go all hippie-pothead-conspiracy-theorist, but it seems like Hasbro's trying to get rid of the teenage and adult fandom. For whatever stupid fucking reason, I have no idea, it's crazy, and it's a long shot to believe something like that, but really, I've thought about it.
With many things like MLP Online, Friendship is Witchcraft being removed, Derpy getting censored, and alicorn Twilight (which has divided many fans). It seems like they're trying to get rid of the teenage & adult aspect from MLP and make the MLP franchise "girly" again. See, what I like about Faust's vision of MLP was, while it was still aimed
for little girls, it was made
for all ages and genders, and that's what made it so enjoyable and such a hit. But now Faust's gone so now they can fuck the whole show up.
But anyways, sorry for the rant. Usually in times like these, I would try to be level-headed and open minded, but Hasbro has tried my patience too much, and I'm sick of it. Before, I was just skeptical of Hasbro. But now, I flat-out don't trust them anymore. For sure never buying any of their products again, yeah, I know it won't make a difference, but why waste money on something you don't trust?
Ugh... again, I'm very sorry for the rant.