This post is heavily loaded with controversy and opinions. I hope that many of my points are valid ones and my sentiments on this matter are echoed on both sides of the community.
That’s why I will hide it behind a break. So that unsupecting viewers aren’t privvy to the sheer wall of text that lies beyond it. And oh yeah, I curse like a longshoreman in here.
With the recent shitstorm thats been taking place on 4chan with the numerous bannings all over, especially on /co/ (again). Not to forget the quality of the discussion in the perilous in between the seasons drought. I will exercise my right to make an opinion post.
I know there’s pretty much been a constant string of Pony General Threads since at least november and the train had only been interrupted a few times. Maybe it’s time to take a hint from our peers and hang it up for a little bit? Take a break? I dunno, I love discussing ponies as much as the next guy but I personally (and im not alone in this sentiment) think that we’re simply out of things to discuss. There hasn’t been any news recently and I can assure you that all the stuff we’ve been posting and all the stuff I’ve seen sethisto post (not including the Daniel Ingram and Building of a Scene posts) have been nothing but desperate filler to keep the interest alive. I can’t and won’t tell him to stop as well because I honestly don’t care what he does. He can stop whenever he wants, but until then he’s getting something out of this whole deal if he’s still doing it after all the complaining he’s done.
We’ve gotten to the point where we are chomping at the bit for some sort of drama against the “other side of the fanbase” as there is a visible rift forming right down the middle. Ponychan knows it, and /co/ knows it.. Unfortunately there’s no island in the middle where normal people hang out because all the normal people are focusing on other things right now, don’t be hatin, you know it to be true.
It seems the rift is Ponychan+EqD+/b/ vs. FiMChan+DH+/co/. I’ve been trying to step back and look at these at a neutral position, but considering my heavy involvement and beginnings on the /co/ side I just can’t. But Ponychan knows of the rift and /co/ knows of this as well.
For the sake of the fanbase and saving ourselves from something horribly stupid I honestly think we collectively should take a breather, step back and evaluate just what is going on. I feel that both sides of the fanbase have their major faults on opposing sides of the spectrum. (Hugboxing vs Sex with Ponies, etc.) I know that nothing will fix the damage already done and I damn sure know that this won’t change shit but it needed to be said before the shitstorm unleashes its fury in every direction.
I know there are little cliques of friends within the fanbase, I understand that you want to keep in touch with them but seriously guys, that’s what chat programs are for. There are multiple IRC channels you can hang out in and discuss ponies freely with friends #cloudsdale on rizon for the /co/ crowd and #mylittlepony on irchighway for the bronies. Im in both of them.
I want people to discuss this in the comments because shits going down whether we like it or not, FiMChan is pretty much dead and Ponychan isn’t an option for most of you. This shit needs to be sorted out, I don’t want to have this end horribly. Infighting has and can kill anything if left unchecked. (In b4 mentions of my “beef” with EqD, hypocrite, etc.)
State of the General Threads
I can safely say that majority of the “sick” posts in pony threads are trolls and people working VERY hard to kill us from the inside. There’s no way to stop it from happening though. All those posts on other boards with pony spam? Trolls trying to get people annoyed at us and hate us more. I must commend them on their work as they have done a fine job up to this point. But goddamn, get a life. Just because you’re angry that some guys on the internet like something you don’t like doesn’t mean you should get your tits in a twist and try to mastermind some plot to take them down. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t even tell what is trolling and what is genuine.
It is good to see some of the long standing tripfags still around though. Feels good to know that I’m not alone in being this obsessed with a show.
I know a dead site is a bad site and that’s what killed this place once already. I won’t let that happen again but I honestly can’t promise anything due to the sheer lack of anything of importance going on. Is it the calm before the season 2 storm? I dunno, but I sure as hell want there to be a fandom left by the time it airs.