Final Draft’s eulogy from this morning.
And I’m pretty sure he’s going to come home from Babscon and go “on the air” to talk about how he’s been bullied or how skewed “pony politics” and or “the pony media” is. You can already smell it in the above tweets.
To catch anyone up, leader of pony media group Everfree Network was ejected from Babscon on Saturday evening. The reason has yet to be said officially by any party, but the main story within the realm of gossip follows as so:
Final Draft attempted to go around the media policies set by the convention on the subject of interviewing VIPs.
From my understanding the press was to go through one of the members of Babscon to arrange interviews, and basically FD said that they would arrange their own, which would be fine outside of the convention, but not within the venue.
As seen by his twitter, he’s of course going to spin it as “Pony Politics”, another fucking phrase we don’t need *file next to pony media*. He also claims that this fandom used to be about being positive and creative.
There is just so much fucking irony in this, its not even funny.
Yeah maybe the whole blindsided positive attitude the fandom once had in the early stages has faded, its simple, this fandom has (for a long time now) reached the same functionality as every other internet fandom in the world.
And basically every media group in the community will attest to the fact that in general, Final Draft has been a douche to them, or people around them at some point.
I’ve always said it, the most basic concept of this fandom has been “Friendship is Magic”. Many people have made new friends, and even in those early days when we huddled in the cave around the campfire (aka /co/ when it all started), that’s what it was about. A bunch of fucking adult nerds who enjoyed the show gathering together to show each other fanfics, art, music, etc.
The biggest irony in it all is the fact that most of the so called “pony media” sites are either friends, or friendly with each other. Hell, DHN always wanted to burn EqD to the ground for at least the first two seasons of the show, and we’re basically friends now.
And despite all the fucking drama that goes on, so called “media wars” and whatnot, the only sane people are the ones who can sit back and remember that this is a show targeted at little girls, and that none of this should be taken seriously. I file it under my “get a fucking life” folder.
And if you question why I’ve typed this all out and that I should file myself in that same folder, well I’m stoned and the future wife is asleep, figured I’d toss my unneeded opinion into the mix.
EDIT: As usual Horse News (who in its short lifespan has outpaced EFN numbers wise) has posted about the ordeal, and gives more insight as they actually know who these people are.