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CelestiaFelt by PixelKitties

Hi everyone and everypony!  I’m finding it difficult to believe that in less than a week we’ll be waist deep in the Friendship is Magic season finale.  It seems like just the other day we were fangasming over the season premier.  Now, here we are, 24 episodes down and but a pair remain.  This season has been amazing.  So much more than any of us really expected.  The return of Luna, tons of Derpy, Lyra and Bon Bon hanging out, an unexpected Trixie shout-out, Dragons, more griffins, Time Travel, masked crusaders, self-help minotaurs, and plenty of incontrovertible proof that all the ponies in this town really ARE are crazy.

It’s been a brilliant season and a wonderful experience. We’re awash in conventions and gatherings; we have show-accurate toys and favorite background characters to look forward to.  Derpy’s name was spoken and she was given voice.  Together we’ve accomplished tremendous amounts good through efforts such as the Humble Brony Bundle. 

But likewise, our not-so-little community has suffered its share of growing pains.  Controversy sprouted up with Pony Archive and Derpy’s brief appearance in The Last Roundup became a lightning rod of unwanted attention.  We saw plenty of bronies behaving badly as jealousy, cruelty, and divisiveness crept in amongst our credo of love and tolerance.  I’ve seen websites, groups, and fans turn against each other, pointing fingers and attempting to be, for lack of a better term, bronier than thou. 

I’ve often said that more than anything else, I want to see the pony fandom continue to represent the best aspects of the show.  I want us to show our love by being our very best and exemplifying kindness and virtue and a sense of community.  I do understand that it’s naïve to think any large, anonymous group of people on the internet will be holistically reasonable and nice.  But certainly as a community we are in control of the behaviors and social mores that we encourage AND discourage.  In-fighting, mistreatment of fellow fans, and cruelty should be the exception, never the rule. 

In the end, I have no (and should have no) control over the actions of others.  But for my own part I will continue to do what I can to foster the fandom, the community, and a world that is just and good and tolerant and kind.  When I sit down to watch the new episode of My Little Pony, I am seven years old again.  I am filled with hope and optimism and cheer and sugar-frosted cereal.  I do my best to hold onto that feeling and carry it with me wherever I go. Through the summer, through season three and beyond.

Here’s to two amazing seasons, 52 joyful episodes, and thousands of absolutely brilliant fans and friends united in the magic of friendship.  

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Tsunadesama19 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Cheers! ^^ *raises my bottle of Pepsi* :saluteplz:
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RegalWyvren Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Since picking up this show, i am constantly wondering what makes it so fun. "When I sit down to watch the new episode of My Little Pony, I am seven years old again"
That says it all for me.
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ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Ma'am, i understand we have noticed that. We are all friends.
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Saxm13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
=')
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Planet-Zone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
This is quite inspiring, its been hard with alot of the bad luck the fandom has been having; Derpy trouble, in fighting and loss of several get pony artists who have stepped away from the fandom.

Good to see one of our best is still going strong ^.^

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DarkestSunset Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In the end, we are all just simply:
Bronies
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RiokennG3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A damn shame S3 only has 13.
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pointman116 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HAZZA!
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AirPirateFeline Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
To My Little Pony! *raises glass*
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Gertyy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Crowd:
"To My Little Pony!"
*Everyone raises a glass.*
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, also.... Why do I see Derpy in your drawing? xD I don't see Celestia... I see Derpy with a horn :confused: :thumbsup:
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:clap: Wonderfully put! Cheers! :party:
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DrifterofSpaceTime Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I confess, i do have a fear of the fandom ending, since i love so much of what it does, and I really did feel like I was a part of something. Even so, I have enjoyed the ride, and I do hope they continue making some more seasons after 3. I also hope for the fandom to continue for some time as well, i love it so much. Everything you guys do is awesome, and I have never seen such creativity from any fanbase since I have joined this one. Please, continue to live on, if only so I have a place to go to at the end of the day.
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Entou Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think our huge impact on this show is what is going to be really painful to leave behind, and it makes me sad thinking about it just now.
I am with you in your fearfulness.
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MlpFimLuna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
yaaaay more Luna
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Well spoken. Unfortunately, any large fandom is going to have its share of growing pains and royal jackasses. The Web has only exacerbated this trend. Yeah, I said the Web: the World Wide Web, which is where I was wrangled to in 1996, and have been here since. I've seen the Internet equivalent of a millennium pass by, and lemme tell ya something my father told me:

Peoples is Assholes.

No matter what, remember that. And remember that you can decide not to be. That'll help ya steer clear of the drama llamas and parasprites and whatever name will come in the future to describe jackasses.

Until then, stay strong, chill regularly, and adapt constantly. And always...
Always...
...Beware the Penguins.
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ScarecrowsMainFan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Well stated my dear! I raise my glass to season 2 as it prepares to exit the stage, as well as Season 3, who is still getting ready. It's been a fun ride, and I know it can only get better.
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DiPandoraCat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:happycry: You're awesome~
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SirCxyrtyx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Well said. :iconponyclapplz:
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L-D-Sayo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
HERE, HERE!
*Raises goblet*
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Kelazi5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
It'll be interesting what gets cooked up this summer. I hope they have the remix wars again.
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BilkDestoryer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
This coming Saturday shall be glorious. I finish my last exam that morning, left with an hour or so to get ready for the season finale, for which I will get myself some sparkling apple juice, because honestly, it would be completely called for.

Also on an unrelated pony note, a new episode of Avatar:Legend of Korra as well. So my next Saturday is booked.
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Shawnay631 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Here here! *raises a glass*
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EnigmaticWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Amen to that.
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mrchuyito Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
with the good and the bad the show will hold some good memories, there is also a season 3.
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Nun2artzy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I watch this show its like I'm waiting for the season finale of Digimon all over again!
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drorbitaldeathray Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Hear hear. #high five#
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ItsTigzz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly written :D
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LoneWolfMark Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
That was quite the speech, it was beautiful :heart:
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CupcakesNom Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
<3
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I say this often, but I'll say it in all seriousness here:
I liked the part where pony.

Let us see how the herd travels onward during this long summer, may it be as surprisingly good as the last one.
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mandydax Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll just leave these here. :heart::heart::heart:
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's to a great season and look forward to another great season with great friends and fans like yourself. Love and tolerate, everyone.
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d715 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
here's to another 26 amazing eposodes
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DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just hope that we get word on a season 4 over the summer. I know that we will be super busy filling the void with fanfics and art and music projects as well as completely fan made full length episodes of pony. So this summer will not be lacking of pony by any stretch. And even if season 3 is the end I'm certain the community will take it into there own hooves to flesh out the rest of the land of Equestria with adventures and friendship.
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kaiwokcam129 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i salute to thee
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SandwichDelta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you're one of those people who really, REALLY, cares about this community and tries her darnest to keep everyone happy. As long as you're in the fandom, it will flourish.
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bluallday Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Artist
too long to read.
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Holy-Sparks Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This calls for a grouphug for all the bronies. for all the people.
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Nerdwolff96 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You could not have said it any better, I love this little wrap-up I give thou props miss kitties :3
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crimsonbirth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A manly tear was shed, my pegasister.
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Jadriam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Freaking beautiful text here. You create with words as well as you do with imagery.
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconderpyclapplz:

Regardless of what happens, its been an awesome ride...
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SparkAbsurd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here here!
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anzul Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
wise words from an amazing artist and person!
all i can say is :icondashsaluteplz:

because i agree whit you on everything you said!
the season was amazing and....
the drama on the fandom was... -sigh-

"When I sit down to watch the new episode of My Little Pony, I am seven years old again. I am filled with hope and optimism and cheer and sugar-frosted cereal"
^THIS
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Flutterknight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see what the future holds for this show, and this fandom! ^_^

(psst...we've been through 24 episodes so far this season, and we'll have had 52, not 48. >.>)
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PrincevNightFury Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love all the fellow bronies and tolerate the others in a kind way. I will see you all at the wedding!
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Klabau Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful and truthful post! I agreed with every single thing!

I have to say, this fandom is on the outside so different, because I always expect every single brony to act much like ponies in the show - lovable, tolerant and nice! And then you run into some douche-bronies. :( But hey, we're a growing and maturing community! ^^
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
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ShiroMinakazu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Agreed with every word! All the memories we got from both seasons will follow us even to the grave! Even though I know that we won't stay Bronies forever (but let's hope I'm wrong), all the joy, the friends we made, the fun we had, the obsticles we have faced and got through filles our hearts with pride!
To cut it short, at this point, I raise my glass on all our fellow Bronies, THX Media, Hasbro and Lauren Faust for creating such a universe and letting us play in it!
Cheers, dear Pixel and Everypony!
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