>>34984295I’m hoping it’ll be good and trying to be optimistic, but I know it’ll just be SJW pandering shit
>>34984295Imma be real wit you, OP. From what I've heard, I don't think it's gonna be very good.
>>34984295My expectations are low aside from Applejack. If they turn her into a hoodrat, as the leaks say they want to, then it's dead to me.
>>34984405The leaks are over 2 years old though; maybe with the fan backlash they've taken a step back to rethink things.I mean, the timetable for G5 looks to have been completely abandoned. There might not even be a movie.
>>34984295If there is a G5, we will not see the mane 6 as similarly as this, coloring and all.
>>34984436They doubled down on the backlash and punished us. This is what happens when you try to steal fire from the gods.
>>34984459Punished brony: a fallen meme
>>34984459I'm so certain that the same shit that drove Lauren off the show is what's running into the ground now. The people who can make the decisions have no artistic or creative merit. The product is exactly what they are capable of. Nothing more. There's no agenda to make it shit on purpose. It's shit because the board of directors is shit and cannot fathom why they cannot regain the popularity of early G4. They'll never get it, that having a dedicated creative type like Faust at the helm was the magic. Heck, we can't even get /mlp/ to see that she is what made G4 worth a shit. How the heck are some talentless hacks in business suits sitting around some Hasbro boardroom supposed to see it?
>>34984464It only FEELS like punishment. But that is mistaking intent where lack of talent can explain the results. What we have is Hasbro's best. They aren't punishing anyone. I bet there are focus groups at Hasbro discussing how to regain the show's popularity, and talentless diversity hires all spouting out shit ideas. Hasbro is not capable of a G4 anymore. Heck, they weren't even capable of G4 by the end of G4. The golden era is over. It ended when the last of the original creative team left.
>>34984465This is just TV in general. Good shows are the exception to the rule. Also successful 3-camera sitcom garbage like Two and Half Men or Big Bang Theory might be wildly successful, but they're there's no artistic merit in them. Most of the successful shows are the TV equivalent of McDonalds. When something like FiM comes along, it might as well be an accident. I can't speak as much for TV, but ever since 1975, movies have by and large been getting closer and closer to painting by numbers with market research, taking fewer risks and honing in on the most safe, antiseptic, broad market cardboard normie taste material.
>>34984523And music. Don't forget music. You're absolutely right on all accounts all forms of commercialized art are degenerating in quality. The good stuff, in art, music, etc. is found in obscurity. Not the mainstream. G4 was an aberration. Period.
>>34984536Fucking hell. Don't even get me started on music. I'm back at college again, and all the public like the university center, cafeteria, etc. play the same damn soulless R&B. They're all mindless love songs with mindless lyrics. All the voices sound the same. All the production sounds the same. It's like one single album.
>>34984551Hey man, worst timeline. Stay pony.
>>34984295Shit still gonna watch it tho
>>34984295Well, based on how much effort they put into g1-3.5 and now g4.5 I don't think it will be any good.Some ultra low effort animation, cheap shitty VAs, plot to only appeal to the age of 4-8.
>>34984295>Heard us complain about the lack of muzzles>To compensate, they made the muzzles extremely long throughout the entire runtime of G5That's good spite
>>34985258Lol they might go too far the other direction and make these bitches look like my little aardvark
>>34985385I'd probably still watch it.
Make fluttershy austrailian
>>34984295As long as its not Pony Life, it will be good
>>34984443Are we even going to see the mane 6?
>>34985909We have enough ponies coded from a racist backwater country
>>34986872One more couldn’t hurt
>>34984295Trashy rehash of fim that misses what made the show good
>>34986867I hope if they do reuse characters, they don’t reuse the mane 6, at least as main characters
>>34986867I imagine that some characters will return but probably not as main characters and also looking different.
>>34984295I hope it’s more of an ensemble than g4. The season openers and finales always like they were only about twilight
It's not going to happen but I once dreamed Raphael Bob-Waksberg was the writer for G5 and it was Bojack Horseman but family friendly.
>>34987297*always felt like
>>34987297Best finale was S1, just a cute story with the entire gang
>>34984295leaks form 2017 old as fuck now is cancelled because we have pony life ttgo style so yeah all of u keep dreaming with g5 hahahahaha
>>34989189I really hope that’s not true
>>34989643I hope it is. I want the fandom to recognize how good early G4 was. To give it its due as something special. Instead of crediting soulless Hasbro for it. Credit the creative team under the leadership of Faust. When she left and they slowly trickled out, it fell apart. The people wanting G5 are totally blind to the fact that Hasbro already ruined pony. Pony Life can't hurt it further. It's fucked by soulless corporate asshats and soulless untalented writers. You guys hoping G5 will be 'as good as G4" didn't pay a fucking lick of attention to what happened to G4
>>34987029Faust isn’t that great either
>>34989707>will g5 be as good as g4?People might as well ask if the next star wars will be as good as the original 4-6 trilogy
>>34984295At this point we don't know if G5 is even going to happen at all. All the leaks we had were emails to and from McCarthy, who doesn't even work on MLP anymore.
>>34990133Plus, McCarthy lies
>>34989707All we need is some good, soulful people behind the project to make it work.Who knows? G4 happened because hasbro was utterly desperate to salvage MLP and gave total control over to someone with talent, maybe Pony life will perform so abysmally that they'll repeat?
>>34990847Good soulful ppl aren't what Hasbro attracts. They drive them off once the money flows in.
>>34984295I don't know. If the supposed leaks end up being true, I don't have much hope, but they might not even be true anymore.Personally, I try to stay optimistic. Sure, maybe, even probably they'll get some hack team together to pump out some awful cash-in bullshit, but we'll only know after the show drops. It's just as possible that there's another Faust waiting in the wings and they can make lightning strike twice, or that some random person on the creative team somehow manages to make the show excel. Personally, as long as the show can keep some sincerity and heart and stays away from all the cynical, "self-aware" bullshit of modern cartoons, I'll be happy.The one thing I take solace in is that, no matter what, new incarnations of MLP will mint new fans, and some of those fans will go through older incarnations, find Friendship is Magic, and become new, devoted fans of it. And as long as the franchise keeps making people happy, that's really all I can ask for.