Alright, there are a bunch of things I just want to get off my chest. Nothing too dramatic, mind you, life's been treating me fairly well and I'm chugging along just fine.
This post is primarily about my involvement in the My Little Pony fandom. It's hard to believe that it's been four years and prior to this I could never imagine getting involved in a fandom about freakin' pastel coloured miniature horses. The show itself, while entertaining and solidly produced, isn't what held my attention, it was the fandom. I remember the early days when I found entertainment in theories about the Equestrian economy and the juxtaposition of cute pony imagery with establishes Internet culture tropes. In hindsight, if I could summarize the early days in a single word, it is "silly".
But in the past few months, I have to come to the realization that as time passes, I just don't care anymore. I'm in this weird position where I'm involved, but it is just a thing I do. It has become the status quo. I find it increasingly difficult to identify with the fandom, which might be in part for the simple reason that I'm, well, I'm getting too old for this shit. One of the boards I used to frequent seems to be be more about feminism than ponies and don't get me started on the various -chans and the infamous /mlp/.
Yes, I will still watch the show, fuck, I'll watch that Rainbow Rocks thing just to know whether it is going to be as much of a train wreck as Equestria Girls or if it's going to be surprisingly good. And technically I'll still be a brony for doing so. But I think it is about time I take what I got from the fandom and move on. I'll still do MLP fanart, don't worry about that, but don't be surprised if I start to submit things from entirely different fandoms.
I guess this is just my way of saying that I'm distancing myself from the MLP fandom to become more of my own entity. We had a good ride and good times, but let's be honest, it is losing steam and good things can't last forever.
Listening to: Mayro Kratt muzik
Watching: Some German cartoon about vanpires?