Equestria Daily: Calpain: Nightly Roundup #584
Speaking of opposition, I’m thinking of Rescue at Midnight Castle, my starting point for the background behind this franchise. This year, exactly three decades will have passed since My Little Pony started setting the tone for girl-oriented cartoons, even though Bonnie Zacherle wanted girls and boys alike to play with the pony sets themselves. That roundup this morning at Equestria Daily provided that piece of information, and with that in mind, I played Princess Celestia’s special song earlier this morning.:
*You’ve come such a long, long way,
And I’ve watched you from that very first day,
To see how you might grow,
To see what you might do,
To see what you’ve been through,
And all the ways you’ve made me proud of you.
It’s time now for a new change to come.
You’ve grown up, and your new life has begun
To go where you will go,
To see what you will see,
To find what you will be,
For it’s time for you… to fulfill your destiny.*
It could very well be that this song isn’t addressed to just Twilight, but the entire franchise itself, starting with the first generation. After three decades of doubt and derision, My Little Pony has turned into a global cultural force, perhaps surpassing even Ms. Zacherle’s imagination. If it once was a product of the 1980s, then now, I see it firmly as a reflection of the 2010s. To put it in a different way, if Japan planted the seeds of cuteness in the minds of millions, then My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic took those seeds all the way to full bloom. I actually opine that in this case, the songs communicated the overall theme for the episode, and the rest of you can guess that the other bronies are aware of that idea on my part.
Babylon 5, Codename: Kids Next Door, 24, and now, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I am many things at once, and many people might have different opinions about little, old me. If freedom is my main idea, then harmony, individuality, and modernization are the three attributes I now sense and track. Those three attributes and that idea combined to make the United States of America a great global superpower and Pearlshipping and Wishfulshipping great Pokémon couples, and now, they've combined to make those four shows truly great television programs to me. I will enjoy enthusiastically supporting the Equestrian ponies' adventures for peace, for humankind, for the future.