Since the beginning of the month, I’ve noticed that Meghan McCarthy has taken what could be called a “gently mocking” tone toward fans that are unhappy about Twilight becoming an alicorn.
I have to say, I’m relieved. Not because I particularly care whether or not Twilight has wings, but because it shows clearly that the people in charge of the show are not listening to the fans. That’s a good thing! As I argued in my “Double Rainboom” review and as I will likely continue to discuss, especially in fanworks month but also throughout the project, fandoms (as opposed to individual fans) tend to not actually be very good at identifying what makes their shows good. A Friendship Is Magic driven by the opinions of the most vocal fans would be an utter mess, consisting of nothing but Fan-Favorite Character of the Week Returns, an endless stream of references, and characters reduced to their ask-whichever Tumblr caricatures.