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The above features seven quotes from people angered by 'Alicorn Twilight' and seven quotes from people who don't seem to mind taken from around the internet. Where do you stand?
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ionoid Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I'm pretty much on a third faction, I didn't give a shit about Alicorn Twilight, and I still don't care about it. The only thing that happened when she became an alicorn was my brother won a bet with a friend of his.
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WWCB Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
For some reason, I think a little bit of the "staff-can't-do-no-wrong" people
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ForestSpring Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I'm fine with Twilicorn, but the episode should have been a two-parter. The singing was almost half the episode! Making it a one-parter made it feel a bit rushed...
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I mentioned this already but I like Alicorn Twi. I just wish that people should realize that it's just a cartoon. Nothing wrong with that, I swear.
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MrSmartusername Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Honestly i welcome Twilicorn, sure they kind of rushed the episode and her transformation but in the end it definitely opens up many possibilities for fan art and fan fictions and other fan made content which in-turn helps the community grow in a way.

ive been a fan of the show since its beginning and im not gonna end my Bronyhood because of one little episode.
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GreekStyle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally I liked the ending, it was cute
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AnotherOddity Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The only dissapointments for me were the fact that the conflict, while deliciously well done, was short and from there it was just sugar sugar sugar. But I think if I were to really be bothered by that, it would just be silly.

This is supposed to be a children's show, we have to remember to stop expecting too much from them.

The other thing was that at the end Twilight was flying like she'd known how all her life.
I was hoping to watch her taking a flying lesson from Rainbow Dash....
And crashing/falling/skidding into a bush or two. XD

But again, we're all probably expecting too much.

Overall I'm OK with the new changes.
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Wall-eROX24-7 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dat mane :3
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SynchroRider Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Form the impression I get, the hate for the princess part, claiming its a stereotypical portrayal of girls and that it sets a bad example.

But realize this: Based on the article given, it seems that being a princess is something earned and not given, and it's not about being glamorous and pretty. It means being responsible and being there for your friends and fellow subjects and doing what is best for the sake of others and not just your own. If you ask me, it sounds like a perfect lesson to teach to a young girl.

I remember Meghan saying on her Twitter that the type of princess she had in mind for Twilight would be similar to Princess Leia. Now if I recall from the Star Wars movies, Leia was a princess who prioritized the concerns of her people, was involved in a lot of political matters, and even fought in the front lines if she had to. Imagining Twilight being a princess like that is pretty inspiring don't you think?

On Meghan saying that this will not change Twilight personally: Again, another lesson I think would be good. Pretty sure you've had friends who eventually reached a higher status than you and you assume that they'll be a different person and not be your friend anymore. Which is not true, no matter what changes happen to someone, they will still be your friend.

That's my two bits on the whole Alicorn Twilight Princess thing. Personally I'm actually excited on this new change of development for Twilight. It also shows that the staff have the guts to change that status quo in order for the show to evolve.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And they are really good.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All I can think of is to wait and see, I know Twilight being herself even when she gain wings. She'll still be the lovely librarian we know. The whole fight is mostly based on the current phrase of judging the book by its cover. Hopefully she'll be just another Cadance. I for one has a theory on immortality, I say it's the magic mane & tail, not by wings & horn altogether.

Of course, Cadance was hated at first as I remember and today she became one of the most beloved ponies as well. Oh, Chrysalis is another even though she's a changeling. Like Spike would to say, "Snap out of it!" Just wait and see. I can't tell if it's the Hasbro executives behave like those from Electronic Arts or was it the crew are going down the drain, but when the answer comes out, we will see its outcome. I pray that the show don't end up as the next Spongebob (Yeap, SB's founder left and then the show became more terrible than ever, I hope FiM don't suffer the same fate as SB as today).
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In addition, speaking of Electronic Arts, the point is, when you want more cash, a quick rich-like scheme like the game called "Command & Conquer 4" can turn everything upside-down. When your head is full of money, you're asking for more losses than more gains. Blizzard & Valve did better jobs when the quality games speak for themselves, in the end, more revenue automatically.

When messing with the fandom, that's like playing with fire. I pray that the execs must understand that gaining more money through very risky steps that compromises the fandom doesn't mean it's a good idea, it can result in a horror show, look what happened at Electronic Arts instead? The Execs apologizes and regrets, existing developers resign in favor of their own studio, rushing quality will always never work, etc.. Be like Blizzard, Hasbro execs! You don't want to end up with the same consequences like those of EA, right?
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ZaidFouquette Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
You know who I kinda feel bad for? Mane6. You know they're gonna be flooded with ideas and demands for Princess Twilight the same way we got Gouki / Akuma off of Ryu :P
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alexfan101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmm, the "for" side holds more good points than the "against", but the neigh-sayers do make a little sense.
I admit, I do enjoy Twilie's current role, and I do hope that the rest of the mane six get something cool happening to them as well. But of course, we can't really say anything until we actually see what happens to everypony.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see, and trust everything to work out well.
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brokenthroat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
i don't really care whether twilight is an alicorn or not, but the idea that alicorns are made and not born kind of fucks with my concept of equestria's reality and i definitely don't like that idea very much. besides, we already have three princesses, we don't need any more.

plus, this is going to spawn so many fantards that think that their ocs can magically become alicorns too. plus, what about the other mane five? what makes twilight so special that she can get the wings? and what does this mean for her status as a citizen in ponyville? for it not to change is unrealistic, and for it to change in the way that it should is disappointing.

i'm interested to see how it plays out, but i sense a lot of fuckupery ahead in which this either completely destroys the show dynamic or it doesn't do a damn thing and becomes an unrealistic response to a ridiculous change.
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Juria316 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Hmm, ya know, I wonder what Tara Strong's reaction would be to some of the rage that seems to be oozing out. Personally, I'm all for it, so long as the episode doesn't suck. :)
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Xxsharingan45xX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
On the ones who is excited about it.
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KiraTheShipper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm on the side that's not acting like a bunch of entitled little tossers (That is, the ones that are either looking forward to it or are waiting like good fans). I await the hatred I will get for not screaming that the show is "RUINED FOREVAR HURR DURR DURR".
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filianoxnoctis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
i think that those "bronies" that are all flank hurt about it, are in fact, not true bronies. Being a brony entails loving and tolerating. not just being a fan of the show. it's so much more than that. we have to remember, this show was not originally intended for us. it was intended for a much younger audience. the plan that was set in motion back then was not taking into consideration "oh how will this affect the fans?" it was, little girls like princesses. so, that being said, all these things were planned out, according to the writers, for a very long time. we as a fandom have no say in how it plays out, and if we're true fans, we will enjoy every moment of it for as long as we can, no matter what happens. one day, there will be no more my little pony, there will be no more friendship is magic. we should all be cherishing the time we do have with these characters. all good things must come to an end. so, as a brony who trusts the writers, that they would not do anything that would compromise the core values of the show, am excited to see what becomes of our dear Twilight Sparkle.
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BWOSandman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Its still a bit iffy for me. I agree that its a bit cliche, but I also believe they can make it work well enough. I thought the season 2 finale was going to be cliche before I watched it and had my mind totally blown! So I'm still excited to see how this season will end regardless.
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Fuedra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this coming since season two, so I am not really surprised that they are going through with it.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One word also got the same problem which did react the same way, "Cadance"
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Fuedra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad but true.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even though she was hated at first, but later she became loved. I wonder will Twilight will treat the same way after the finale came out.
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Fuedra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We can only hope, Just pray Hasbro stops trying to interfere with the show.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure hope so.
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silverwolfygirl2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
i love twi alicorn!! i wanted it to happen since the cutiemark chronicles!!! and we get a 4rth season for developement too!!! this is so awesome! :squee:
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Originally I was uncool with her becoming an Alicorn, because I thought that that would be it. The series would be over,w e woudln't get anything more of what happens afterwards. But since there is going to be a season 4 after this, we can see that Twilight won't leave her friends, and we can see her continue to grow with her friends. :D just because she has wings and a title won't make her a different pony.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My standalone comment post pretty much explains it. Well, I hope and pray for the best, I got theories on alicorns and finally, a similar show that suffers the same fate and hopefully FiM don't go down the same path as that show did. Money is nice, but you can't just compromise the fandom, we the fans love you, so why wreck it even further, that's like playing with fire.
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fieldmarshal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
pardon me but I would like to know that similar show that "suffered that same".
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spongebob Squarepants.

Read my comment so that you know the story. The story does sound familiar which applies to FiM, which hopefully it better not.
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Coeb Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Why is this in the Literature section of deviantart? :I
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TimeTravlnDEMON Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
While I do think this is Hasbro's way of selling more toys, I'm okay with it overall I think. Unless they drastically change something about the dynamic of the show in the finale (Twilight has to live in Canterlot, leave her friends, etc.), I don't see what the big deal is.
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Jh5kRadio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artist
On the one hoof I am worried as to where the winged Twilight would lead us to.

On the second hoof I am excited as to how that even managed to happen (I remember hearing a cutie mark switch of sorts?)

On the third hoof, I had a bad feeling that this would be the ultimate downfall, whether or not I enjoy the change or not, to the Brony fandom.

On the fourth and final hoof, I realize that thinking too hard about this is probably not good for anypony's health.
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I don't think her cutie mark would change much. I mean, when the ponies saved the Crystal Kingdom Cadance's cutie mark seemed to change a bit.
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MementoTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm on the side that doesn't mind, honestly. I for one am happy for this. I've always wanted Twilight to become a princess. And it does make sense that it'd have been planned. After all you've got the whole Celestia, Luna, and Twilight connection, her element being a crown, her brother marrying a princess, thus bringing Twilight into the royal family as Cadence's sister-in-law, as well as Celestia and Luna's niece-in-law. I'm pretty sure they planned this from the start so the whole, "If Lauren Faust were still on the show, this wouldn't have happened" argument is probably invalid.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I think the Faust argument is invalid anyway, seeing as she no longer works on the show ;P You're right!
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RBSPony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
The Faustian ponies oh god did I just write that are the reason we're here in the first place. To many (myself included), it feels wrong that something that's argued over so much and doesn't even represent the original creator's intent is going to take place. That's really hard to justify as something that's positively right, especially when we've seen the S1 versus the latter seasons and the community's reactions.
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MementoTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I cannot wait to see the episode. And here's a little quote from an image macro thing I saw.

"You know what I see? I see alicorn twilight is far from perfect. But I also see none of you giving her a chance."

That's exactly what I tell the people that rage about it. At least give her a chance.

I'm not sure if I want to call the people that leave the fandom because of this "not real bronies" or anything, but it's not right to leave the whole fandom for something like this. Honestly, I agree with some of the lower section quotes. All she gets is wings and a title. Nothing about immortality or goddess-like power.

Both me and my friend at school like this alicorn Twilight thing. I really like Twilight. In fact, she's my favorite character. To me, this alicorn princess thing only makes better in my opinion. When I saw the picture of alicorn Twilight. Here is what I said.

"Oh my god! I was right! Twilight becomes an alicorn princess! The best pony has just gotten better."

And then I saw all the rage and was like,

"Really? All this rage and hate over alicorn Twilight?"

Yeah. I don't see what the huge deal is. It's just alicorn Twilight, to me.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
If you continue to enjoy the character, that's great!
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Okami-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The writers of the show had been planning this from the start. This was the whole reason behind the show it was all leading up to this so it isnt a marketing strategy its been planned they know what they are doing. I have wondered if this were coming back at the ending of season 2 and especially when Celestia brought up thee "being ready" part. Besides maybe this episode will answer the long wondered question of where exactly do alicorns come from and blahblahblah. I'm a little worried but at the same time I am excited. But full judgement will be withheald until the actual episode. As will my fanfic lol
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Randina42 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a bit worried about how an alicorn Twilight will turn out, but I hope the writers will make it work.

I would like Twilight to stay a unicorn, though. Both to keep the "two earth ponies, two unicorns, two pegasi" thing with the mane six and I think I would like her more to be a powerful unicorn than an alicorn. I also think Twilight alicorn might strengthen the "all alicorns are powerful and godlike" stereotype, which I'm against.
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Cominotti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Sucks i hope it aint permanent
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pokeneo1234 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional
It will ruin the show!
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Why?
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pokeneo1234 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional
because if Twilight become an alicorn, she will have to leave her friends behind & The Element of Harmony will became powerless. it will like everyone dead & Twilight is all Alone forever.:(
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Everything you have just said is based on speculation. This is a completely sensational argument. You're assuming without a modicum of evidence.
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pokeneo1234 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional
what?
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Okami-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She could very well decide she is going to stay with her friends. After all Cadence was off doing her own thing and even being a babysitter before the whole crystal kingdom arc
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