Nice to know I suppose.
I honestly just wish that all contemporary realms that have been created could co-exist.
But it would appear that is an impossibility for the most part. Meaning whatever works that I dote upon happen to contradict canon at some certain point in time, I can say goodbye to seeing any more of that content from that point onward.
This has happened so many times that I am just generally pessimistic about things these days.
Leaving the fandom isn't an option as stated before for me.
I've already gone too deep to pull out.
Take that cute little bugger up top.
That's Applejack Two, born from the Princess Applejack threads back on 4chan.
Believe it or not, the threads themselves originated from a random shitposter.
Then it was hijacked and turned into something else entirely. Two just so happened to be a random changeling that over the course of the threads became smaller and cuter as time went by, with the writefags in those threads grouping together for a world building that I haven't seen in a long time.
THAT is the creative power that drew me into this fandom in the first place. I admire and respect that kind of thing. To see creators of the fandom conform on a whim is... Painful for me to say the least. Yet when attempting to confront the topic on forums... The responses are less than what one could hope for.
The S1 Princess Luna I mentioned, I liked the depiction from way back when because in part I could relate. Though I can concede that an over saturation of such a depiction can be annoying, when done right the depiction was enjoyable to me overall. Especially if the character triumphed over the angst while still relatively retaining her demeanor and personality.
To see it flung overboard just like that makes me wonder what was the point in even creating things like fanon in the first place. Why bother having it if it will be sent to the trashbin heap of history at the provocation of being outside show canon?
Hell, why bother establishing a world timeline for one's stories? You don't need fanon, the show and official content will provide all that you will ever need. In fact, you don't even need fan websites. Just Hasbro and their beautiful merchandise.
*Supreme Sarcasm Engaged.*