Everypony has probably seen the Equestria Girls trailer, in case you have not, I encourage you to watch it before continuing reading.
When it was published and posted on our IRC channel, well, I looked at it, but instead of simply looking at it, REALLY looking at it, I started raging … I can explain that easily: I really care a lot about ponies. Without saying too much, when I started watching ponies, I wasn’t feeling that good, I wasn’t expecting a lot from it, and what I have found was just … terrific …
Not only that, but the pony community was doing awesome things (Music, Parody, PMVs, Comics), but the staff themselves were doing awesome things too. (I can’t explain my reaction to seeing Lauren Faust mentioning a 4Chan board !)
And with that, it was really (REALLY) easy to became a part of this community. This website is the proof of that. I watched ponies for the first time only 3 months before we launched YayPonies! I was trusted enough (in 3 months) to be a part of this website development, if I wanted, literally, I was able to destroy all the plans right before launching!
Have also never seen a fandom this generous about what may seem, at first look, not pony related, Bronies who donated to things like Bronies for Good probably saved lives, for the only reason that a pony said in a animated TV Show that “You got to share, You got to care”!
We even seen somepony giving a unique autographed Derpy in auction for charity, somepony buying it for something like 600USD and finally giving it back to his original seller as a gift ! (here’s an article from mainstream media about that, because even they were surprised! )
So yeah, I love ponies and I really love this fandom, now the problem is simple, Equestria Girls, like Twilight’s Alicornication is a risk, thing can go well but they can also terribly go wrong and put everything to a end.
And that’s the reason why I overreacted about Equestria Girls. I do not want to see all of this going down, not only for us as YayPonies, but also because I really want to listen to next BronyRadio live mix, I want to play new songs on My Little Karaoke games, I want to see new funny (and sometime not so funny) images and videos of ponies in /r/mylittlepony , I don’t want to see everything we built (and by we, I mean pony fandon) disappearing or frozen because lack of interest after terrible managing from Hasbro.
And that the risk I see with Equestria Girls, so when I watched the trailer, I saw everything wrong. I missed an important detail and i started reacting on something that was too abstract for any correct judgement.
Oops, My bad,