>>2529315>Considering a lot of bronies are bronies just to jump on the bandwagon of the latest big fad or to be "part of the community"
Citation for "a lot" ? I don't think the FIM fandom became what it is *solely* because of a bandwagon effect. You kinda have to have something really high quality in the first place in order for any kind of bandwagon to begin.
>It's even possible to like cartoons for little girls that haven't become "cool" and accepted in the geek mainstream by a large fandom. Wow!
When said cartoons for little girls look to be incredibly trite and girly (in a bad way), it leaves one confused as to how people are hyped for it.
I don't watch FIM because it's "cool" or "accepted", I watch it because it's a good cartoon.
>It's funny how "cheap" is always the go-to insult.
Because CGI cartoons are cheap and easy to make nowadays? Flash being cheaper has nothing to do with it.
>"Knockoff" is also a good one. Magical horses have been a standard fantasy trope for centuries, but not any more, now they belong to HASBRO© and nobody else is ever allowed to use them again, or else. Herp de derp.
Magical horses have been around for centuries, yes.
Magical horses that come in all sorts of rainbow, pastel colors with a mix of unicorns, pegasi, what have you, having adventures in a magical fantasy world, was done by MLP first. Ergo, Filly is a MLP knock-off. You're deluding yourself if you believe otherwise.
>The fact that you think that is bad makes you the kind of brony that ruined the FiM fandom.
By that logic, Faust is also the kind of brony that ruined the FIM fandom.
>No, not really. It made itself out to make people stop dismissing things simply because they are girly
Except FIM isn't girly in the same way Filly is. FIM isn't making every single character a princess, or having a plot about....stolen cupcakes. Filly is going full-on G3.5 levels of girliness and writing quality. That's not really a good thing.
FIM is only girly in the fact that it features mostly female characters, with an odd episode here and there about dresses or a gala. (Which still end up having exceptionally good writing)
Filly is girly in a BAD way. It's going back to the same crap that G3 and G3.5 did, with low-quality writing, cliche characters, overly-saccharine themes, etc. The very things Faust tried to get away from, when making FIM.
So yes, girly is still a bad thing, because more often than not, it ends up meaning that not much effort will be put into it and it will be mediocre at the very best.
>(giant wall of text assuming a bunch of things)
This has nothing to do with bandwagons, so you can stop assuming that to insult me. When this Filly thing first popped up, lots of people started hyping over it and acting like it was going to be just like FIM. Some sort of revolutionary new girls' cartoon that was going to be really cool and awesome and have a big fandom. I'm having a very hard time believing that, seeing as it looks to be no better than G3.5.
>there definitely are no "purple and sparkles and princesses" in FiM
Not what I meant, at all. Filly is not some "for boys and girls" thing, it's blatantly girls-only with their heavy uses of pinks, purples, sparkles, fairydust, you name it...in just about every single toy design.
>If you think a cartoon featuring those things is automatically bad no matter what
I never said that. It just so happens that this cartoon features those things, and in a bad way.
But this argument is going in circles, and nobody's mind is going to be changed it seems, so I'll see my way out. Go on about your business.