Pony Thought of the Day: Darker and Edgier

I don’t understand the impulse to make “darker, edgier” versions of the show. It seems to miss the entire point, that it depicts a brighter, happier, more innocent world; it feels to me like a juvenile impulse to corrupt pure things because they are “childish,” and supposedly darkness is more “adult”–the same impulse that gave us Rob Liefeld’s entire career, basically.

I mean, Fallout:Equestria is okay, but only if I read it as something entirely separate from the show; it gains nothing from its relation to MLP except a ready-made audience.

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