First off, I never said I disliked the actual show (of MLP:FiM), and in fact through the entire break between the seasons I was waiting eagerly for the show to pick up again.
What I've had the major problem with was the rabid fanbase. From my perspective, I saw what I believed to be the integrity and reputation of what was possibly the last good new cartoon in 10 years.
Of course, like anything else, it was all a matter of perspective.
And, in this case, as with so many other things, I realize it was just a select few that ruined it for the rest of us.
Bottom line is, yes I still like the show. But yes, I am still wary of the major fanbase. That doesn't mean I'm going to stay out of it, though.
One of the career options I've been considering lately is working on writing for/producing/possibly even drawing for cartoons. Like it or not, this show is a great example of how to make a GOOD cartoon series, that appeals to a wide audience, consistently. So, for the purposes of self-study, I'm going to pay close attention to the workings of the show.
And, for practice in an animation-ready style, I'm going to resume drawing characters based on the series.
And I am a bad person for all of this.
Just wanted to get it out there.
I GET IT EVERYONE. I'M THE ASS.
PS No I won't be less vague. I'm damn tired.