At 9/13/12 09:45 PM, wreckr wrote:
1. What makes MLP:FIP so appealing?
I don't know what makes it appealing to others, but I can tell you why it appeals to me. I have grown up liking animation for as long as I can remember. I was one of the weird kids who would read the opening credits to Looney Tunes show. So I have always had a strong appreciation for animation and I still do.
2. What is your favourite thing about it? (animation, story lines, characters, etc)
When I heard about the show I passed it by, not because it was a girly show I watched different girly shows all the time, mainly because I grew up with a sister. I remember watching The Powerpuff Girls and enjoying it due to its story, animation, and characters. There is a lot I love about this show, but what I like most is the dedication to it. The animators and writers working on this could have just made something forgettable to sell toys with like the past incarnations of My Little Pony have done, but they decided to actually make something.
Each character in the show does have their stereotypes to them, but at the same time they also have personalities to go with them that change as they change. There is character development here and it is really well done. The stories are your fair share of morals, it is a moral show much like Fat Albert, Captain Planet, and others. However instead of coming off in a corny way it plays the route of a show like Hey Arnold. You can guess what the moral is pretty easily, but the journey to that moral is where the fun comes in.
3. Why do you think people above the original targeted age group latched onto the bandwagon?
I wouldn't call it a bandwagon. I have seen bandwagons, where people will just hop in and go. It is not a bandwagon in any sort of imagination. I guess there is some connection with what kids grew up with in the 80's and 90's cartoons. There is a good bit of inspiration from Looney Tunes, especially in Pinkie Pie. They used the wabbit season - duck season joke with her already, however her skip hop is taken directly from Pepe LePew. It's like a return to form in a new skin which does come off very creatively.
4. Can you help explain why there is so much hate towards bronies?
There is a bandwagon in that aspect of haters. People who just blindly hate something without watching it. However this hatred isn't towards the show, but towards the fans... in which case a lot of fans don't really help out in this. To be honest I am a bit disappointed in a lot of the fans of this show because they tend not to have any self-control or are really using the show as a tool to troll others which isn't right. However ones who blindly hate without giving the show a chance, that shows ignorance and it is true no matter what show it is.
Some people don't like the show because it is annoying, which I don't see how it is annoying, I can sympathize. A lot of people found Steve Urkel annoying and some people even found Doug Funnie to be annoying as well. However they don't hate the fans of the show, it's a more power to you thing.