Oh, God! What the hell is going on with all this talk about humanized ponies that Hasbro is churning out?!
Okay, let me catch my breath here. I admit I haven't followed the series in months, but when I caught wind of this new Equestria Girls spin-off Hasbro is developing, it pretty much became impossible to avoid thereafter. I mean... like... wow. From what I've seen, humanized ponies make up a huge part of the gijinka culture, but I would never in a million years have guessed Hasbro would produce a bonafide show based off of it. There are hundreds if not thousands of fan art showing a wide variety of human interpretations of the ponies, but this..... this is so much worse than any of them.
I'm just not crazy about the designs. The simplified pony heads don't translate well to human faces, and I've seen plenty of anthro horses that looked more convincing than this. Rearranging the tails as part of the mane makes the hair uncomfortably long and will look awkward in motion. I don't even want to ponder the backstory of how the characters became these human-pony hybrids or my head will explode.
Sorry, but I'm still a little bit creeped out by this development, and it has more to do with the effect it will have on the fandom than the show itself. You're probably thinking I'm being hypocritical given my affection for various anthros, but this transmogrification just strikes me the wrong way. For one thing, Twilight Sparkle and co. have way too many lustful fans idolising them already, and since ponies aren't humanoid it comes off more as bestiality. I suspect many fan artists humanize them in an attempt to make their fantasies seem more natural, so learning that Hasbro is accommodating them with their own pony gijinkas is just.... wrong. I'll probably hibernate on Titan until this blows over.
So what do you think, bronies? Is Equestria Girls the best thing since sliced bread, or is this as ill-conceived a revamp as New Coke?