Friday, June 07, 2013
Of Bronies and Summer Vacation
It's true. Last week he started watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and I've been watching along with him because I'm vaguely aware that MLPFiM is a thing. He's hooked, man. It's been fun to watch and I can totally see why it's garnered a much older demographic than intended. It's also, in my mind, a recent example of cartoons that stand on their own, and aren't just vehicles to sell toys.
DJ struggles with his new-found status as brony, but I think that, ultimately, he will understand that it is not that the fact that the show is geared towards 6 year-old girls that attracts him to it, but rather that it's an inventive, ever-evolving narrative that seems to round-out the mythos of the MLPs.
This is the beginning of his summer vacation so I hope to post more about the awful, awful dreck we'll be watching, along with some good stuff (fingers-crossed). Have a great summer, everyone!
Swiped the top photo from Beasprout Marketing and PR, and the bottom photo from ubuntuforums.org - And, because I couldn't resist, a youtube of the original theme song for MLP.