Well it's not like this has never happened before
It makes me sad too; everyone I know who's seen says it's a great movie, and everything I've osmosed of it from the fandom makes it sound like a lot of fun. I still think the character designs are awful and there are some fans who didn't like it, but Meghan McCarthy seems to have done the impossible and turned a really horrible idea into a really good movie that was liked/loved by almost everyone who saw it. I was mostly convinced before its release that it was going to be nonstop suck because the human designs look so ugly to me that I was sure it had been farmed out to some hack animation outfit that had no connection to MLP at all, but it was all the same DHX production crew, and was essentially just a three part episode of the show. It's a good movie.
I still won't be watching it, and that honestly does make me sad; but it's full of humans, and humans ruin everything. I really appreciate that McCarthy set it up in such a way that the magic mirror automatically converts anyone passing through it into the correct file format for the destination universe's operating system; that means no humans in Equestria... but only as long as she's the one calling the shots writing-wise. If I had thought of it, I would have put "HOERS NOT MUNKY" on one of the signs, because that's what my personal take on the whole thing boils down to. As long as Friendship Is Magic was its own universe, separate and apart and completely human-free, the Ponies were free to be real characters in their own right; Lauren Herself specifically wanted to limit the amount of humanlike behavior to emphasize that they weren't pony-shaped humans, they were ponies, and they acted like pony people would act. Once you introduce humans into that world, the whole thing is ruined, because forever after the Ponies won't be people any more, they'll just be cartoon animals, nothing more than pets and "animal companions" for the human characters, and I say NO. No Megans. No stupid ape creatures ruining a beautiful fantasy world where the little horse folks are people all by themselves without having to be strained through the filter of a primate's interest in them. It cheapens and demeans the entire fascinating world that they've spent the last three seasons building, and it turns everypony in Equestria into some dumb ape's sidekick.
I was completely wrong about it being terrible; what I've heard of it makes it sound like a movie I could really get into and be a huge fan of if it was about a generic cartoon animal princess from a cartoon animal world getting stuck in a real world (or at least more realistic) human high school and having to adapt. But it's not. It's a FIM movie with humans in it, and I just could not enjoy it on its own merits because of that; I would be miserable and angry the entire time. HOERS NOT MUNKY.
Granted, they do act quite equine-like, being skittish and occasionally neighing, not eating meat. But they're pretty much just Humans in a different shape and with some equine attributes.
"strained through the filter of a primate's interest in them."
They're already strained through a filter. I mean, they're written by Humans.
...Then I saw that I wasn't the first.
<-- put in his place, yet again.
Finally remembered to go back and add "4 LEGS GOOD 2 LEGS BAD!" like I originally intended.
Moral: Don't knock it till you try it.
Equestria Girls is deeply offensive as a *concept*; the very *idea* of it is terrible like a jockstrap full of smallpox, there is just no way they can make it any good. I will not watch even a moment of it, and will be angry every time it accidentally gets in front of me.
This is really more about the fandom reaction to The Horror than The Horror itself; the angry mob has a point, they just shouldn't blame Lyra for it.
Sooo you're saying that the Brony rule of "Love and Tolerate" doesn't apply to anything human related despite the fact that incredible amounts of us have done humanized drawings of then, humanized fanfictions of them, and have actually wanted to see a show for them as humans? Hell, certain bronies even did Rule 34 stuff of them Humanized(hey, it's better than creating pony sex)!! And honestly, I recall seeing a comic on here somewhere with Human Twi telling off certain bronies about how they're fine with humanized pony art but a tv show of it comes along and they hate it?!
Point being, WTF HAPPENED TO OUR #1 RULE: LOVE AND TOLERATE?! SINCE WHEN DID BRONIES LIKE TO CLASSIFY THEMSELVES AS BRAINDEAD HYPOCRITES?! As a brony who is giving it a chance, just like I did with the main series, I am disappoint as f*ck.
Came from trolls on 4chan.
If Equestria Girls were just another mindless Bratz/Winx Club/Monster High tween fashion doll show, I wouldn't care, they're a dime a dozen and can be safely ignored. It's not. It's a mindless tween fashion doll show that's been shoehorned into the MLP:FIM franchise in a transparent attempt to capitalize on FIM's popularity, and it is inherently terrible because of it. I will *not* be "giving it a chance", and I sincerely hope it fails spectacularly and whatever executive was responsible for it becomes a pariah in the industry.
Don't judge a book by its cover. You never know, it may just be featuring the characters with the same kind of personality as their pony counterparts. But seriously, am I the only Brony willing to stand by the eternal rule of Bronies being "Love and Tolerate" and give the show a chance before saying anything about it?
So far, from what I've seen online, about 15-20% of FIM fandom is "willing to give it a chance". Only a handful are excited about it, around 10% don't care one way or the other, and everyone else hates it like farts on elevators. Enjoy it if it makes you happy, but it's still going to be awful regardless.
As for this show I agree that it's an abomination and goes against everything Lauren Faust was trying to accomplish. Plus the entire concept is dumb and the artwork looks horrible. Rainbow Dash a a blue human? Ugh...
At worst, all I'll do is waste time and mine isn't that valuable to begin with.
EQ Daily's article on the fact that the rumor may be confirmed is here: [link]
It's imply that this series (If it's a reality) would be a sort of alternative universe and NOT interfere with the continuity of the main series or the next season. (Kinda like J.J. Abrams' Star Trek)
But despite all of the above (Rumor, spin-off that won't affect the main series, etc) the fandom is throwing a S#$%fit over it!