Re: What is with all of this "My little pony" stuff? (The unofficial official MLP Thr
True, none of us can predict the future, but you'll never know. CannonFodder is right in that the MLP fandom's celebration of popularity and acceptance is what's helping them to grow faster than the other fandoms before them. Like it or not, furries, there are some of us that want the furry fandom to expand and grow like this because 1) it'd be nice to have enough good publicity, and 2) it'd be awesome to see our creations get some potential for high-budget productions.
I'll admit, sometimes I cringe at the idea of our fandom reaching pop culture status (Disney pop music is one I hiss at), but is it really a bad thing to look forward to becoming mainstream on a basic level? Is it really that bad to look forward to a time where being a part of your fandom, whether you're a boy or girl, man or woman, wouldn't be seen as a sign of mental illness? If I remember correctly, Lauren Faust herself mentioned that she hoped MLP would serve as some proof that girl-oriented cartoons can be just as exciting and enjoyable as boy-oriented cartoons, and I hope so too.