Last post I am making in this thread because you are being civil. This is my last say in the matter. After this, I will not post in this thread again.
Everything I have said goes like this:
Whether the Author's intent was to make Trixie the "bad guy or not", he did a poor job of doing it. The facts that are not fan conjecture do not support Trixie as a full-on antagonist and actually make the mane cast no better.
What results is a story with a confusing message. It's okay to insult people who are trying to entertain others and embellishing to advertise their expertise. And if that person is homeless, you don't offer to take them in and you throw their possessions in the trash.
The plot centers around the single Ursa Major boast, pretty much the McGuffin. But if that boast had not happened, the mane five had kept their mouths shut and let people enjoy a show that only comes to a small town every once in a while (because it's displayed on a traveling wagon), and Snips and Snails had not gotten the Ursa Minor, none of it would have really mattered. Trixie could have done her show, embellished about the Ursa Major to sell herself and her skill, made her money, and move on. Instead a conflict was created and instigated by the mane 5. They called Trixie out for no real reason. "OMG someone is trying to advertise their skills and bending the truth. We must get bitchy and put her in her place." This makes the mane 5, in this instance, the Mean Girls of Ponyville. They are no less innocent than Trixie is. They heckled an entertainer, gossiping about her in the front row to her face. I'm pretty sure gossiping is considered wrong in most cultures.
So here's how it went. These are facts, not your so-called fan conjecture (and you talk about me pulling cards out).
Trixie is an entertainer.
Trixie has to make money because she lives in a wagon, goes town to town, and has to eat.
Kids come up, heckle entertainer, ruin show for everyone else. All the other ponies are too polite to point this out. In our world, people would have shouted them down and told them to stfu "We're trying to enjoy the show, idiots. Go away and bitch somewhere else." Or a hired bouncer would have gotten rid of them if Trixie could afford that (which she obviously can’t. She obviously doesn’t even have a real house and most likely lives hoof to mouth) But nopony did that because ponies simply do not have it in their nature.
Trixie feels threatened. She has to make money using her natural talents given by her cutie mark. The mane 5 are actually hampering her from doing the job the universe appointed her to. Think about that. What would you think of a pony that burned all of Twilight's books and the library and said gtfo? Or maybe somepony goes into Rarity's shop and tears up all her dresses, ruins her tools ect. Maybe somepony purposely releases a parasite to kill all of Applejack's apple trees. How about somepony purposely sends a hungry manticore into Fluttershy's tree to eat her animals and wreck her house. Or maybe somepony decides Rainbow Dash's just mouths off about how great she is all the time and breaks her wing on purpose in a fit of anger. And let’s not forget how wronged Pinkie Pie felt when she believed her friends did not want to go to her parties, which just so happens to be her speciality. Yeah.
So Trixie goes a little overboard because the Mane 5 have gone extreme in their heckling , which was bad. She loses her temper, which was also bad. She is so caught up in her stage persona and anger that she does not stop to say " Excuse me, I'm trying to do a show here. Go somewhere else if you don't like it. I'm trying to entertain some ponies here." She has a big ego as most entertainers do. Maybe she really does believe she’s the most “magical” pony in Equestria. The word magical could be taken two ways. It could mean she is saying she has magic like Twilight (which we know is not true) or it could be her magic tricks. Hmm let’s see…. Her name is Trixie. She has a wand on her flank. She is obviously a showpony. Which do you think it is? I’m pretty sure she meant her magic tricks.
No, the real lesson in this episode is that Trixie loses her temper because someone mocked her instead of handling it in a mature way such as what I stated above. So she humiliates her hecklers in the most vile way possible. This was not right for her to do. She is not innocent either.
Twilight is scared about her friends thinking she is like the strange new mare from out of town who thinks she's all that so she bugs out, blah blah blah. We're seeing the story from their point of view, so of course it will favor them.
Mane 5 are pissed because Trixie made short order of them after they heckled her. " How dare she do that to us? What a bitch!" when, in fact, the mane 5 brought it on themselves for doing something nopony who believes in friendship and harmony should be doing. What part of harmony is insults and business obstruction? I'd love to know.
However, this point is swept right under the rug and never addressed. " Princess Celestia, I learned today that it's okay to ruin a pony's day if they are a strange pony from out of town and they dare to say they are better than anyone else at their craft for the purpose of putting on a show." The author made the situation far more complex than black and white. You are meant to hate Trixie. And that's fine. She lied to boost her image. She's the "supposed" antagonist set up against the mane 5 by the author. If you do "hate" her, then he did his job well assassinating her character while completely ignoring the wrongdoing of the mane 5. Like I said, congratulations, you've been brainwashed. Great job you did there, letting someone lead you by the nose to believe a character is the black against the white in a shades-of-grey situation.
If you reverse the story and tell it from Trixie's perspective, it makes Trixie a sympathetic and tragic character who lost her temper because of her pride (which by the way, Rarity, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash did as well but that is also shoved under the rug) and got caught up in a disaster that rendered her homeless, made her lose all of her possessions, and made it much more difficult for her to continue her cutie mark calling (which should be noted, drives ponies nucking futs, and further multiplies the damage they have done to her). The Mane 5 come off as stuck up upstarts ruining a show someone is trying to perform. They, along with Snips and Snails, have ruined her life. Completely. For no other reason than that she was embellishing a little to do her job so that she can make money so she can put food in her mouth and go to the next town.
And yet this is shown as okay. This is fine in the author's mind. All this is ignored and shoved under the rug because, frankly, the main characters only matter. They're allowed to make asses of themselves at a show and children are taught that that it is to be okay to be malicious. Someone comes in out of town who is strange and says they're good at something " OMG we need to put so-and-so in their place because we're the ones who are the shit around here. We're going to give them their comeuppance." It’s ridiculous how this part of their behavior is completely ignored.
You can say whatever you want about "fan conjecture" or whatever. I don't care because I've proven without a shadow of a doubt that the story is a muddled shades of grey trying to pretend to be black and white which was my whole “POINT” along. And people who can't think for themselves buy into this half-baked garbage of a story and convince themselves that the point of view that they were shown is the only right one.