So yeah I haven't done this whole livejournal thing in a while, a year and a bit well I guess that can be seen as normal by blogging standards there been more than a few thousand "fly by night" blogs the only difference with mine I will probally come back to it from time to time I've always got i've something to rant about even if I'm just screaming at a wailing wall. So i guess i best say what I've been up too in the past year well lets see. I finished art college just barely and did an AS course at the neighbouring sixth form college which was well not exactly fun but I acturally learnt things and I just got a place at an university in london which is quite interesting and scary and many other things. I also start up a website were I try and produce regular video content with some friends it's more than a hassle but I love doing it and that's pretty much been my year kinda depressing that an entire year if my life can be summed up in two sentences but then again life can be summed in one sentence so i guess it's not so bad.
What should I discuss tonight as it always seems that I update this blog at night. I guess I could talk about the my little pony craze going on, I'll openly admit it I'm a brony but of a certain calibre I feel needs to be made clear. While I enjoy the show and think it's great the thing about this new community is the fanon or fan created canon. Over the past four, five months I've seen an out pouring of creativity, posisitivity and many other ity words form a group of people who quite frankly are obsessing over a children's cartoon show and what they're doing with it is truely wonderful.
The amount of really quite astounding work coming out of the brony community, the fanfiction that I've read is some of the best short stories I've read in a long time and I read quite a few. The art work also is pretty god damn brilliant either from know people in the community such as CSIMadMax on deviant art or just random people posting stuff on ponibooru the standard is pretty high in this community. Alot of that can be attributed to the guys at equestria daily who do a stellar job of agrigrating (that a horrible word to spell, even poorly) all the best works from around the internet and is a wonderful gateway for new fans or just a simple filter for the more lazy people in the community (ala me). Though another weird thing to come out of this in my not particulaly humble optinion is the ask x character tumblr accounts as alot of them esspically for the background/fan characters are a lot of fun I do love Berry punchs and pinkimeana they're both so wonderfully wrong. Though I should say I'm not sure if this is a new thing brought about by thus fanbase but it is the first time I've come across it. Now another aspect i find really interesting is the treatment of background characters as they're give as much love and sometimes even more love than the main cast memebers by the fanbase. The amount of stuff written about derpy hooves is just atronomical while she is the most popular background pony this once again seem like an odd occurence in a fanbase.
I should probally clarify a few things quickly as I may seem abit stary eyed to a few of the imaginary readers I have, this is the first fan base I've watched grow (emphersis on watch) but it is not the first I've been involed with, I was apart of the Battlestar Galatica Fanbase for a few year, I cam to the party just a tad late for firefly so i got to watch a community breakdown in that instance which was oddly fascinating to watch and I arrived at the Daria fan base way way way late but there was still this spark, a tiny glow of life in it still and I kinda hope that it never truely goes away. Also when I say fanbase I mean when there is a large bulk of fans talking about the show as it's going on or while there is still a creative drive from the original creator not four or five people posting on a forum reminissing about a show.
I'd also Like to discuss a point if I may and if you say no well fuck you this is my blog and you're just here to poke funny at the monkey scribbling on the walls with his own dung so shut up and deal with it. A thing leveled at the bronies is that they're obsessing over a kids show, when it's seen as fine to obsesses over say tranformer or G.I.Joe or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as many people still do and the only difference is that this fanbase isn't seening it for the first time when they were children as if liking something as an adult can be pass off as "well I liked it when I was a kid" yet you've spent hundreds of pounds on dvds, toys, video games in your adult life over a show you claim you just liked as a kid something doesn't add up here. Though to be fair I'm not a nostalgic guy I just had great taste as a kid and love the show I loved them with just as much passion, let me think back I had the simpsons when it was at it's best, star trek the next generation, deep space nine, voyager, the tribe, Daria, hercule's legendary adventures, xena warrior princess, x-files and much much more damn tv was great back then, why the fuck does it suck so much now, I got one show now and it about mashmellow pastle coloured ponies well i guess I'll just have start watching more tv i guess maybe I'll finally check out that game of thrones series but that's season is already over. Least acording to the rumour mill the next episode of my little pony is coming out this september.
your faithful student