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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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carolgold Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
You are incredibly gifted at what you do. I tell all my friends that you are a modern day Walt Disney because you created a show that doesn't touch one audience but all people.

Not all of your ideas were realized and if they were, they were slightly altered, but you left a mark on the world of Children's television with your ideas. You must be grateful to have such a nice group of friends who do their best to carry the main purpose of your idea: Real issues that all people go through and not stereotypical girlie things.

Don't stop continuing on with the Brony fandom because I don't think we would have gotten where we are now in recognition with out your support.

Sincerely,

carolgold; aka Doyle
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TrixiesTrIcks Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*Sniff* The Great And Powerful Trixie will miss you..
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SandHawkTime Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Oh fuck off with your degenerate cancer.
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TrixiesTrIcks Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh?! 


I am a rp.. 
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TrixiesTrIcks Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol , nvm , go ahead and swear with your bad jokes , I'm use to it ;D
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what were the reasons for you to go and I don't know if you still watch the show since you left completely, but I want to let you know here that the show still follows your spirit.
The general style hasn't changed at all, like you could think after you left. They even picked up two of your intended themes for the show in Season 4, with the Everfree Forest and Scootaloo's wings.
Thanks for giving us this wonderful show! :) You changed the world with it and you're the most inspiring artist that ever existed.
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moomoonya Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for bringing us this amazing series!
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Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome.
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Usagi1992 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
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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Cadence4911 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now now, don't be so butthurt. 
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