The effect My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has had on my life
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “You’re 17. How could you like a show for little girls?” Well, I’ll tell you right now; this show this show is not just for little girls anymore. And there is a lot of people, men even, who feel the exact same way.
This whole thing started a very long time ago. I was five years old; quiet and innocent. It was one of those few times that there wasn’t a lot of people in the house. (I had six siblings growing up and almost all of them are older than me.) I was looking on TV for something to watch and I came across My Little Pony (G2). Even as a five year old, I could see just how awful and stupid it was. It was at that moment that I set myself to never be like that ever. I had acquired what I thought to be a permanent distain for the whole franchise.
My views of MLP stood true for years after. But something, or someone rather, would change that all for me. Spring semester of 2012, my second period class was Latin I. There, siting in the back of the classroom, was a boy my age who I now consider to be one of my greatest friends. His name was Jeff, he was very tall, 6’5”, he a blue, loosely gelled Mohawk, and he always seemed to be writing on his computer. One day, our Latin teacher had partnered me with Jeff. As we were working on the project together, I asked him what he was writing. He replied “I’m writing a My Little Pony fanfic called My Little Saw: Friendship is Torture.” This puzzled me beyond belief. ‘ Why would a guy like a show about pastel colored ponies enough to be writing a fanfic about it, and a gory one at that!’ Jeff insisted that the show was good for two whole weeks so I decided to give it a shot just to shut him up.
I had agreed to watch all of season one of MLP: FiM over the weekend and something happened to me when I got to episode 14, Suited For Success. I wondered at the depth written into Rarity’s character and into the whole episode...
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