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THANK YOU!!!

Sun May 8, 2011, 12:22 PM
The Season 1 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has finally aired.
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the absolutely amazing, incredible, astounding crew of MLP:FiM for all their hard work and dedication.  I’m so grateful to have such a talented group of artists give their all for what could have easily been seen from day one as silly, girly fluff unworthy of their time.  Together I think we helped prove that “for girls” does not have to automatically equal “lame.”

And a gigantic thank you to the fans of the show!!!  The kids, the parents and all you bronies!!  The array of people this show has touched has completely exceeded my wildest expectations!  I cannot believe the response, and, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I cannot keep up with the messages!!!  Thank you all for your words of praise, thanks, curiosity, and even your thoughtful criticisms.  From the messages I’ve received, these episodes have lifted spirits, brought parents and kids together, changed perspectives and inspired the most unlikely of people in the most unlikely of places.  Who would have thought it from a show about candy colored ponies?  I want you all to know how grateful I am for you feedback and for sharing your thoughts and stories.  I only wish I had the time to reply to everyone and the ability to answer each and every question.

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And now I suppose it’s finally time for me to deliver some unfortunate news.  I’ve been uncertain for a little while now about how, when and, to be honest, whether to announce the news at all.  But here it is:  I am no longer working on the show.  Various circumstances with the production made it increasingly impossible for me to keep up the level of personal creative involvement and control that I had at the start of the series.  I don’t think I can accurately express how difficult and painful the decision was and still is.  When Season 2 begins, you will see my credit changed from Executive Producer to Consulting Producer.  My involvement in Season 2 ultimately does* not reach far beyond story conception and scripts.  A little more involved in the beginning, and a little less towards the end.

However, you should be pleased to know that the gaps I have left are being filled by the same amazing artists, writers and directors who brought you Season 1.  I’m certain the show will be as entertaining as ever, though perhaps in a slightly different way.

With that said, I hope you will still be interested in sticking around my DA page.  I started this page as a forum to share my personal work and I hope that those of you who come here lured by ponies will be tempted to hang out for whatever else I have to share in the future---- as soon as I figure out what that will be!!

With sincerest gratitude,
Lauren

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:iconalaxr274:
Alaxr274 Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome.
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:iconusagi1992:
I believe that's pronounced "you're", as in 'you are'. "Your" is a possessive; so basically, you're saying that the welcome belongs to Lauren. :P

Yeah, I know this makes me a dick, but I don't care. It's a gratuitous error that happens FAR TOO OFTEN. People think that just because this is the internet, no one should care about spelling and grammar. No wonder our country is in such a sad state of affairs. Schools continuing to lower the passing grades, so eventually, all that a kid will need to get into college is a damn PENCIL. And we wonder why 17 other countries graduate more doctors and scientists than we do.

R.I.P. - the English Language. Died with the advent of the internet, and the indifferent users of said internet.
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Emojigo Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

We love you no matter what, Lauren Fuast!

 

From: Another brony

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:iconangeliqueguy46:
the best night ever :)
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:iconbananasplitzel:
We love you Lauren Faust! Thank you for bringing us this amazing series!
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:iconrichiebenaud:
richiebenaud Apr 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You're relatively overated, just like your mum in bed #GetRektFget?
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:iconnamutea:
I've seen a decrease in the show's engagement since you left. You are missed. :(
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:iconlordsiravant:
lordsiravant Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a right awful shame they drove you off. I rather dislike the direction Season 3 has taken. Gilda hasn't returned to make amends with Rainbow (they did it with Trixie, why not Gilda?), King Sombra didn't get the screentime he deserved, and Twilight becoming an alicorn happened way too soon. Things were much better when you were in charge.

All that aside, I still wish to thank you for making this show possible. So many ignorant people misunderstand it and judge it unfairly as well as they judge the fans. Some people can't take anything from the show seriously because "HURR DURR TALKING PONIES", but FiM has a quality that other current shows like Spongebob and Total Drama Island sorely lack: a positive message that extends not to just little girls, but to everybody. It teaches us how great friendship is while not getting preachy about it. Some people criticize it for not being a 'manly' show. Well they're right; FiM doesn't teach you how to be a man, it teaches us how to be good people.

The fanbase is also full of wonderful people who post beautiful artwork and well-developed fanfictions, Cupcakes notwithstanding. Every single background pony that has ever appeared has gotten their own backstories, their own fanbases. And most importantly, their own families. The time and effort bronies put into maintaining this fandom is truly phenomenal, and few other fandoms can boast such dedication.

This all wouldn't have been possible without you, Lauren. You have my sincerest thanks for making MLP something people of all ages can truly enjoy.

Your Faithful Brony,

Lord Siravant
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:iconpinkiejack-applepie:
to bad she left because of this. you were the core of my little pony and you started the show. she should come back to my little pony and try to work it out with the hasbro company to save season 4. what they did to season 3 was unfair towards lauren
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Sebastian1314 Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Spot on man. Spot on.
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