Dear listeners, I make a point to view creativity without partiality or bias, trusting neither rumor nor pretense to make up my mind for me. I prefer to let that creativity, if it is there at all, reveal itself to me through unprejudiced observation of facts. I have skipped across the surface of every fandom I could find, intent on drinking in all that the world of fiction has to offer me. From books to movies, television series to online sensations, if a hundred colorful universes haven't passed before these wide eyes yet, then I would be very surprised. And so my travels have finally brought me to a strange and colorful dreamscape of fantasy and adventure, where Chaos, Order, and the Harmony in between are the roots of the worlds, and Kindness, Loyalty, Generosity, Honesty, Joy, and Friendship are powers to shake the very heavens. Yes indeed, the fandom I have now chosen to wander through, with open mind and heart, is the My Little Pony franchise.
What have I signed up for?
Don't misunderstand. So far I have been wildly impressed with the creativity and talent of this community (it started with Lullaby For a Princess and went crazier from there), and frankly, how well they seem to be able to expound upon the personality of characters. It's just... THIS. FANDOM. IS. HUUUGE!!! I knew I was diving off the deep end of a very tall cliff from the outset, but I've been falling for literal months now, AND I STILL HAVEN'T HIT THE WATER. The theories, the discussions, the massive fan fictions, Fallout Equestria, all those gorgeous animations on YouTube, and the fan art. Oh, the fan art. My new gallery will be five million pictures strong before I'm done. And I haven't even even scratched the surface of the actual canon series. Suffice it to say, I shall endeavor to absorb this fandom the same way one would drink a waterfall. One sip at a time. Wish me luck.
B.T. Powell C.O.U
P.S. Categorizing this gargantuan fandom would be much easier if I could just figure out how to make subfolders...