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At some point My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will end - but how will different people react to it happening?

I spoke to a multitude of people within the fandom to find out what they plan on doing after the show finishes. Some will be immensely saddened by the news; others will welcome the decision to bring the show to its natural conclusion. Others are apathetic, caring little about when and how the show is brought to an end.

I have put together five comments from different people that represent various attitudes towards the end of the show. Of the five of them, who do you agree most with, and what will your personal reaction be once new episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic stop being released?

More on this topic can be found here: Essay: Should Season 5 be the end of MLP: FiM? by Cuddlepug
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:iconredlotuspony:
RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Answer 2 all the way. But if Hasbro refused, I'd continue to be a happy member of the fandom and draw my drawings, write my fanfics and all that stuff. Still be a fan of what was discontinued.
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neoanimeman-brony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I HAVE SUPER SENTAI AND KAMEN RIDER ALL OF TOKUSATSU AND TRANSFORMERS
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DaviDark-TheGunter Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#2 forever!
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DaviDark-TheGunter Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but i would probably be happy with a happy ending, where sunset comes back and rarity dies La la la la I am a dummy!  :happybounce: 
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SapphireVision421 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
#2 :c
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erla1thefangirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My reaction would be more like comment #3, probably find old episodes on YouTube but whatever; life goes on.
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ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm gonna do one-thing: PANIC!
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:iconpikachubuneary:
pikachubuneary Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I think it'll be good for a couple more seasons, but I know that the show WILL end at some point.

You want to know what I think?

When it does finally end, I'll just be happy knowing that the shows existence brought happiness to everyone who got into it, as well as helping people realize the importance of challenging gender roles.
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DiazPictures Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014
I normally don't say anything about the whole Lauren Faust thing, but comment #4 is clearly an idiot.

Also, comment #5 seems easily annoyed.
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Rainz05 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My question may be silly, but are you rooting for the end of MLP FiM?
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:iconcuddlepug:
Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Why do you think that?
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:iconrainz05:
Rainz05 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just wondering. But it's because you seem to think about it a bit too much. You even wrote 2 journals with this theme, although your intention was asking how bronies will react to the end of MLP FiM.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
This stuff gets a lot of comments and clicks.
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:iconrainz05:
Rainz05 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's an unexpected answer. But seems like this kind of stuff is very useful to you.
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Riftress Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoever wrote #2 needs some serious anger-management classes. :lol:
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:iconaurora456:
Aurora456 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Artist
NOOOOO MAKE MLP BE ON TV FOREVEEER 6000000 SEASON!!
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:iconbluezola:
bluezola Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WILL CONTENUIE THIS WE WILL MAKE MORE FANFICS THAN EVER BECUASE ANY THING CAN HAPPEN
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1299f Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah ! How you say ! >:)
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NateTheBrony Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014
I strongly disagree with five because it's unrealistic. I strongly agree with number three for the opposite reason: it's more realistic. It's very common for people like five to think so unrealistically about a situation they don't even like or know about one bit. The show will end someday, sure, and the many people who don't understand the fandom would rejoice under it. The fact of the matter is that fan art and the topic of the show will go far beyond any outsider's expectations, despite people trying to tell 'em otherwise.

My stand on the matter is that I would care less if the show were to end. It's just another show to me. Yet it's one of my favorites, next to Sherlock and any science or history show.
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with 3 the most. Sure I'll be quite sad but fanbase is what makes this show most enjoyable and it will continue to do so when the show ends. Besides, there will be next generation of ponies sooner or later anyway and current fanbase will probably get interested in it.
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CITRUSKING46 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
I'll be sad, but the kind of sad any reasonable person will have when a show they like ends. The emptiness will be there for a week or two, maybe, but I'll be okay. It isn't like I have nothing else to be a fan of.

I'll survive until Generation 5 and the Michael Bay movie in 2030.
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DarkBowser100 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with 3 the most. Once the show ends it'll be easy for me to move on with my life. I already pay more attention to the fandom than the show as is anyway. :/
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Die.

Ha, no, seriously, if the likes of Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and countless others have taught us anything, it's that when a fanbase grows to love something enough it's given a life above and beyond the actual canonical product, one which endures far beyond its original run.  And the fandom for this particular franchise has reached such levels that the show itself has actually become almost small in comparison!
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks for the great comment, friend - good to hear!
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:iconjoeengland:
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you right back!
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Damn-It-Sammit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, I can't wait until it ends, then hopefully there won't be as much fanart gumming up every page of D.A.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
A reasonable prediction!
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KlutzyNinjaKitty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends... If it is a good show with a cliffhanger or a bad ending then I would be angry about it, if the show ends on a good note then I would be disappointed but accepting that everything comes to an end, if the show gets worse and worse and follows the path SpongeBob is following... Then I would maybe want the show to end... It all depends.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks for the comment, friend - I see where you're coming from.
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fai-dreams Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
When it comes to an end, I will be sad. I've followed it quietly since the beginning (I've never been a hardcore "brony" or "pegasister"), but I can understand when a show's time is over. It shouldn't run forever like some shows (cough cough Fairly Odd Parents cough cough Supernatural). I simply hope that the crew gets the chance to wrap it up properly-unlike many of my favorite shows have gotten to in the past (The Secret Saturdays, Teen Titans, etc.) All I want is a nice, concrete ending. Even if that ending turns out to be a sad one or even a little cliffhanger. Leaves things open for those few fans who will hang on dearly to their favorite characters.

But if you guys need someone new to prepare yourself for the ultimate end coming, ya'll should start watching Gravity Falls like I have. It's cute but for the older audience has serious mysteries for the watchers to figure out. Secret codes, binary codes, secret messages...

Oh, and it's creepy as hell when you get to certain episodes; season 2 is dark already.
pardon my language but it seriously does get creepy. but it's fun.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I hope people will see your comment and the recommendation therein!
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
MLP is but one of many great shows I watch- Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Attack on Titan, Breaking Bad, Sherlock... if FiM ends, I'll just treasure the good memories, and keep watching all the good stuff out there.
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HappyDoomsday Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I will probably move on to other things.  I'm still a great fan of cartoons, and I mostly appreciate what Nick, CN, and Disney are giving us for cartoons as of now, so I won't stop watching cartoons.  Even so, I will still probably read fan fictions, and still come on deviantart.
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johannchristopherg9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Artist
Keep playing that Gameloft Game!
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MlpFtw-MlpOcsandMore Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would still draw ocs, make finfics for them, still joke about the show with my friends, every now and then watch episodes on YouTube.  
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DerpyDewey Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I would wait until the next gen ponies come out, this is the best so far mostly because of the art style so I hope that the next generation has it but with new characters and i hope with good writing and if they go back to the real looking ponies then I'm sure that the Fandom will die a lot faster, oh and don't forget that they are making the equestria girls show, sure the movie was bad but it's the same art style and such but as humans
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
So you'd look forward to the next generation? I'm sure Hasbro will commission one, given how popular FiM is.
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DerpyDewey Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh yeah and My Little Pony is something in history that you can't simply get rid of, and because we have the Fandom it's that much more harder to get rid of, in other words it's like GIjoe in history
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IceDragon1999 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
i like rainbow dash the most :p
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DestroX71689 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, under the best circumstances it will run its course over a fair 10 years, 9 or 10 seasons, and I think that's very generous for a show like this or for a cartoon at all, and will get a proper finale either in the form of some extended episode or film. I would hate to see it run into the ground like something such as the Simpsons or South Park. If they can push it on for longer then by all means, as long as they can keep it fresh, power to them. Nobody wants to watch a show age without grace and go stale though. I hope that with everything said and done, all the major characters had had their major dilemmas solved and everything ends on a good note. It doesn't have to be a particularly happy ending, but it should be satisfying to know that everything that led up to it was worthwhile, and that the finale was worth building up to. Yeah people will be sad, but they'll move on. They'll continue to write their own stuff, and eventually they'll have some sort of boxset released that they'll wind up getting.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Hi friend, sounds like you'll be happy with the show ending as long as the characters have their storylines completed.
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GUNOUFLAGE Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Life goes on.
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YuntaoXD Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhmm...
Alicorns live very long so it would probably end with everypony dying except Twilight.
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ZoroARKangel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is an excellent quote about loss.  The wise author Dr. Seuss (or Gabriel García Márquez, depending on who you ask) once stated, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."  I would be heartbroken about the loss of Friendship is Magic, but I would smile, because the many lessons learned, the many lives turned around, and all the happy stuff that has happened during FiM's run will still have happened.  I believe that the show, much like the original Loony Toons/Merry Melodies run, will inspire people to integrate elements of the story into future works, including books, television, movies, games, paintings, and more.

Even then, if they were smart, Hasbro would try to integrate elements of FiM into their other franchises, and probably would launch a series about Equestria Girls, given that it would still last in appeal.  If handled correctly, it could handle grade-school issues such as bullying, cheating, relationships, etc. quite effectively, much how FiM has handled many other moral dilemmas.

Remember, you either end a series and people will try to reboot it, or you see your series last too long, leading to the series getting stale, which further leads to low-quality work, atrocious execution, and overall overstaying your welcome.  Remember, a series either dies a Samurai Jack or lives long enough to see them become Spongebob Squarepants.  Nobody wants to see ANYTHING become the next Spongebob.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks for the comment, friend - particularly the reference to other shows. You raise some very good points!
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Yunsildin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like to think that all good things end.  It would be pointless to just keep making more and more of something and in doing so maybe turn it into something bad.  I love the show but I'm perfectly content in watching my favorite episodes over and over.  And there will be new awesome shows just a fun and cute as MLP FiM for me to watch as well.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks for this great comment - sounds like you're happy for the show to draw to its natural conclusion.
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:iconyunsildin:
Yunsildin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
your welcome!
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Simatra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'd be perfectly happy if it ended soon.  I enjoy the show, but 5 seasons is a lot for any show and still be good.
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