• Letters to the My Little Pony Staff - The Letters! (Part 2!)

    Turns out we are gonna need a 3rd one of these. At 100 in the first one it was causing some trouble for people, so I split the next two in half. Considering the folder has 50 more in it though after yesterday on top of the ones already in draft, I have no idea what is going to happen.

    For part one, go over here! 

    If you missed the announcement last week, we started collecting letters to the show staff in the aftermath of season 9 being officially confirmed to be the last. They tweeted out their love of the fandom. This is part 2!

    On another note, a lot of people in this set included images. Unfortunately adding 200 images would definitely break people's stuff, so it's just going to be text. If you want to show off your art, hit up open art or Drawfriend!

    Anyway, get your letter swarm below.

    Letters to the My Little Pony Show Staff! (Part 2!)

    I want to thank everyone of you for this awesome Generation of Pony.
    Middle of 2012 i stumbled over this cute little Ponies. It was the time where all Episodes where still on Youtube, i watched some "Youtube Poops" and Clips where Fluttershy and other Ponies appeared, and i was curious about it. So i started watching Episode after another, and i really liked it. especially Rainbow Dash ^^ It was cute and entertaining. And since then i joined various Forums/Sites, talking with other Fans, enjoying all this Fanmade stuff and Creativity and of course watching new Episodes every Saturday. I also was really impressed how nice the Showstaff is. They always found the Time to interact with us, going to our conventions, and always find the right words. I really want to say thank you to all of you. Thx for beeing with us this whole time, and for creating a wonderful Generation of Pony. Thx to all the Voice Actors, Showstaff, Background Workers, Writers and Creators and DHX. Regardless if you are involved in the new Generation or not, you are now Part of a wonderful History, you are part of the Herd, and all of you are welcome 4ever (and 5ever), and we hope to see you on Cons and on Twitter for some nice Talks. Thx to everyone who made this legendary G4 possible.

    Thank you.

    To each and every member that helped create this beautiful world, the beloved characters, music, EVERYTHING! You have helped bring this soul so much happiness in a time when he needed it the most.
    I have spent so many hours and deleted many more paragraphs trying to express how much this show and the stories that we have laughed, cried and enjoyed means to me, and I'm not sure i ever can.
    I don't know what the future may bring, but i wish you all happiness and the strength to overcome any obstacles.

    From the deepest corners of my heart-

    Thank you. /) (\

    To the Wonderful Staff of Hasbro Studios:

    I am writing to all of you on behalf of Equestria Daily and their recent “Letters to the Editor” campaign, as you’ve probably heard. I’m sure that the incoming inflow of letters has overwhelmed you enough already, and that the last thing you need to top off your day is to read one more line of text from an enthused fan. However, I wrote the following for several reasons: one, because the opportunity to give feedback directly to those who are personally involved in creating any show is rare; two, I feel that my story as a fan needs to be told, because it’s a story I’ve never told anyone, not even to my family, and three; the intro aside, I’ll keep it short, I promise.

    I’ve been a closeted brony for four years now, and it is my biggest secret. I joined the herd in 2015, and the experience since then has reshaped my life in ways I never thought possible. An initial skeptic, I found myself being blown away. I immersed myself into a world of color and song that is unparalleled in its format and its message. Your collaborative efforts provided the motivating boost I needed to overcome my depression and the loneliness that I felt in new surroundings, the onslaught of college, and other obstacles too lengthy and pathetic to list. Most of all, I started making art again, which is what I’ve always done, but I always did it alone. Ironically, when I was more active on Deviantart, I always used to see pony fan art on the front page and I’d shake my head in disgust, because I didn’t consider it to be “tasteful” art, but, of course, that was before I watched the show. Now, over the course of four years, what I have made truly belongs to the show and the fandom, and it is these artworks that I am most proud of. Some of these I want to share with you (see below); I have never shown these to anybody either. They look a bit different from what you’d expect, but that’s another thing this show has taught me; difference makes a difference. If you’d like to see more, message me by my Gmail, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

    In providing closure to the end of a successful animated show, I understand that many of you are busy and may not even notice what I have written. My hope is that at least one person, staff member or not, reads this and understands my perspective as an outsider who stumbled into something bigger than himself. That something, My Little Pony, was born from inordinate talent and exhausting execution, and to all you, collectively, I say thank you for all your hard work. Enjoy your day!


    A Grateful Fan

    Few years ago, I had been diagnosed with crippling depression and anxiety. I was literally at the verge of suicide and I was looking for any excuse to end it all once and forever.
    Then, against all odds, I saw on the TV this colorful ponies. I did lost the remote so I didn't change the TV channel. It was the S5 finale: Cutie Remark.
    I remember it clearly. It was the first time in many years that I really felt excited for anything. To see those time jumps, the multiple timelines, the determination of Starlight Glimmer and how I related to that feeling of loneliness, of being left behind...
    That was how everything began.
    I watched the show everytime I could. Every time, every new character I saw, every story, it meant something for me. It was talking to me. It felt like, for the first time, I could relate with something, and it was ponies.
    I always had this phobia of failure. That if I failed at anything, no one would like me.
    Then I saw "The Mane Attraction". I remember crying over "Magic Inside". Sing it loud so I could believe it was real. That I was that, just a pony and it was fine to make mistakes. That what really matters was me, that if I tried, I could see those colors, right before my eyes.
    I saw how many chapters made me feel not so alien. Like if, everything I felt was okay, it happened, that I shouldn't be ashamed of feel sad and depressed.
    I watched "Equestria Games". What Spike said at the end of the chapter began a transformation I'm still working on two years after.
    I found one Fanfiction called "I Forgot I was There". I own my life to that story.
    I remember that the day I decided something was horribly wrong, was the day I bursted in tears and closed the door behind me and yelled me "go and cry, you useless trash. Go and hide like always and cry, no one cares. Cry all you want."
    I was killing myself. I had someone always telling me I was stupid, I was wrong, no one liked me, that everyone hated me. It was myself.
    What I read on that Fanfiction was straight talking to me, almost yelling me to live, to forgive myself, to love me, to accept who I was, and that everything I felt, was just a mirage of someone else. I cried over and over. Chapter after chapter. It meant so much for me. To see someone going through the same… I could feel each word on that story… it was me. I was Twilight Sparkle.

    In the end. She accepted who she was. She accepted herself with all and her mistakes, with all the things, even those she didn't like it about herself.
    One quote I will NEVER forget, is the moment she said that she liked her haircut, just for herself telling that she was lying. She hated it, but it was the easy and simplest she could do.
    She was saying exactly the same words I said to me at the mirror every morning.
    I will never forget that story. "She went straight to the bathroom, and, in the mirror, for the first time in a year, her reflection greeted her back."
    The fact that, after a year of facing herself, she was, at last, able to see herself in the mirror once again, broke me apart.
    I wanted that. I wanted to see that person everyone but me saw. I wanted to be able to really see me in the mirror.
    After a couple of days crying and thinking over and over about that story, I went straight to the bathroom and saw the mirror.
    I talked to myself.
    I cried with myself.
    And made paces with myself.

    I told me I knew there was things we didn't like of each other's. I knew that some times, we will get mad at each other. But we were in this together. I told him that I wanted to start again. That I forgave him if he forgave me.

    I cried.
    I apologise.
    And I was happy.

    Since then, that voice that told me I was useless, disappeared. And now, there's one that give me strength when at my worst. I wasn't against myself anymore. I didnt wanted to end it, not anymore...

    On that night. I wrote a letter.
    A letter to everyone I love and care. To all my friends and family.
    I wrote how I loved them. All of them. I apologise to my mother for make her cry when I told her about my suicide thoughts. And that, for the first time, I could see me in the mirror.
    I remember starting the letter with "Dear Princess Twilight." I felt silly, but it felt right.
    That story, it broke me apart and forced me to make me a new. To start again. Now, the right way.
    That story made me want to live, made me dream to being a writer. Dream I'm still pursuing two years later.
    I talked to the author of that story one year later. I told him how much his story meant to me.
    Since that day, Twilight still my role model.

    She teached me that I always had my friends by my side. That I could make mistakes, that they loved me for what I was, and that there was nothing as important as Friendship. Every time she smiles, it feels right, it feels like I could do the same. That I could smile as brightful as her.

    I will never thank this show enough for give me so much. It gave me new friends I care, it gave me purpose, it gave a reason to live, to care, to not surrender, and to help everyone I can, to start and keep this healing process over a depression I fought for a decade, for teaching me that there was incredible people outside, for teaching me that I could be happy too.

    For teaching me to live again.

    If not for that show, and that Fanfiction, I wouldn't be here.

    Thank you. Thanks to all of you. To the Fandom, to the creators, to the staff, to everyone that came together with the simplest and powerful message that there could be.

    That Friendship... Is magic.

    I just want to give all my love and appreciation to the entire team that made Friendship is Magic what it is. It might be corny for me to say, but I really do take a lot of the friendship lessons from the show to heart, and I feel like it helped me become the person I am today. It's crazy that it's been 8+ years since the show's genesis, and I've enjoyed the ride it's taken me on very much. Every day I come home to all the figurines and merch in my room and just soak in all the memories each one has with it; whether it be trips to comic-con or hitting up Toys'R'Us when a new toy dropped. And before I get ahead of myself, I'm gonna wrap this up here. Just one more big thank you to all of the staff from me and my siblings, who through Friendship is Magic found a way to bond that we hadn't had before.


    Dear Staff, Voice Actors, Creators, and Everyone Else -

    I want to start by letting you know that I was drawn into this wonderful phenomenon which you created in the summer between seasons 1 and 2. As an officer in the U.S. Navy, I had just been deployed to Japan (against my wishes) and was temporarily living alone in a tiny room in a foreign land with no friends and only sporadic contact with family. To say I was depressed, lonely, and beginning to find comfort in alcohol is an understatement. Then I discovered this growing trend of colorful ponies and the adults who were shouting their adoration to the mountaintops. I was perplexed. I was slightly disgusted. And I was bored, so I tried your first episode. Then another and another and another. After four episodes I was in tears. Not because I was sad, but because I was happy.

    You must understand that growing up I was called a robot by fellow students and family alike because I rarely showed much emotion and preferred the company of myself to any prolonged social contact. Military life only served to harden my perception of what it means to “be a man” and further distanced me from anything considered soft, emotional, or contradicted the typical portrayal of a man born and raised in the deserts of West Texas. I smiled little, laughed less, and never cried.

    Over a decade of repressed emotions came bubbling to the surface because I had found something that not only made me happy and felt good in a completely genuine manner but it also led me to a community of people that I wanted to be a part of; that opened their arms to me in a way that no one else ever had. Suddenly, it was okay to smile, laugh, cry, and feel everything that I had been told I shouldn’t feel. More specifically, it was if Twilight, Applejack, and Luna were speaking directly the parts of me which I had shoved back down inside of myself for years.

    I met my best friend through the fandom that you created. I returned to writing, a beloved hobby I had given up, because the characters and world you brought to life created an incredible playground for creativity. In the spirit of Generosity, rather than hoarding my unspent wealth I dove into every charity that came along through the fandom. Every day, for years, I carried a pocket-sized Mane Six figurine in my pocket. Every time I reached into my pocket for something or felt the little bump through the fabric, it reminded me to practice something related to that pony’s Element for the day. I used to be a very angry and depressed person and had my life not flipped a 180o I would not have the kind of person which later attracted the woman who would become my wife. There have been people along the way who I have pulled into the fandom. There have also been those whose negative attitudes I have smoothed because I was able to show them a Brony who was also a grounded, military family man and not what the early media portrays us to be.

    What you all built was something special, something that many others have tried to copy but have not managed to reproduce. The characters are relatable to a wide range of people. The visuals are crisp and the artwork colorfully invigorating. The songs and music are so catchy I have an entire media drive for nothing but show and fandom creations, which I listen to almost every day. Each lesson taught us something and even those of us who are adults could still find a way that they were applicable in our own lives. Engaging stories, witty humor, and an ever expanding world in which our imaginations could roam. This generation of MLP had it all. It still has it, and I have no doubt it will continue to have “it” for a long time after the show ends.

    You all changed my life. You made me a better writer, a better military officer, a better husband. You made me a better person in almost every way. There are many people within the fandom that deserve this distinction as well but without all your hard work, creativity, and dedication to both us and your trade then no of what we call the Brony community would have ever been possible.

    So thank you. Thank you for putting up with us through the years and encouraging us or reining us back in when we got out of control. Thank you for the years of enjoyment, friendship, and sheer magic through the show, movie, comics, games… everything! If ever any one of you starts to feel like maybe you’ve not accomplished enough in your life, just remember this: you have had a hand in changing the lives of thousands, and maybe millions, of people for the better. Families have started. Lifelong friendships have sprung up. Careers have been launched. Something truly transformational may happen years from now that had its genesis in someone’s mind and heart having been opened because they happened to sit down and give your work a chance.

    I hope for nothing but the best for each and every one of you in everything that you do. Some folks may be worried about where the next generation will take us, but I couldn’t be more hopeful about the future. That’s probably what you gave me the most: hope.

    Warmest Regards,

    Jeremy (Kaipony/Stormy Seas)

    To Everyone who has made My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    You wanna know the funny thing about me getting into MLP is? It was done purely out of a mixture of boredom and curiosity. There I was, sitting in my house one night, waiting for it to be late enough to go to bed. I didn't feel interested in playing any games or anything else I normally did, so I just sat there, bored. I had heard of MLP, of course; the show was in its third season at the time. Heck, I even had a few friends who were bronies I respected it and the bronies who gathered around it, but I wasn't really interested in myself.

    But on this night of boredom, I decided to throw my arms up, shout 'what the hay,' and watch the first episode. Just to see what all the commotion was about.

    I was enjoying myself, admittedly, but I didn't see myself sticking around. Then the end of episode 1 rolled around and...

    "To Be Continued"

    Y'all heckin' hooked me with that cliffhanger.

    I've been a brony ever since, watching this series borderline religiously. It spurred me on creatively and socially, and some of my best friends are people I met because of this wonderful show and the fandom that sprung up around it. People who, even if I part ways with and become distant from in the future, I will never forget or lose my appreciation for. Wonderful people who are kind and compassionate, understanding and thoughtful. People who saved me from myself when my life was at its absolute worst.

    When I went into that first episode, I had no ambitions in my life. No goals I could see myself achieving or even reaching for. I felt like a nobody, like a waste of flesh and time that would have been better off removing itself from the picture.

    Now, though, I do have goals, and I am happy with them. I now have every aspiration to be a voice actor, and I already do heaps of voice work in the form of audiobooks and fanfiction readings. I love talking, and now I do so for a living. And, in so many ways, I have this community, but more specifically, this show, and all of the people who made it, to thank for it. You made a wonderful and amazing series, and I won't forget it.

    I may not believe in magic, but... the way in which this show helped shape me as a person, the way it turned my life around... it might as well be magical in its own way.

    So, from a young man who found his passion and purpose in life thanks to a world of colorful cartoon equines who eat cupcakes and shoot freaking laser beams out of their faces, I thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

    Tone Shift.

    To the entire pony team,

    Thank you for doing your part, no matter how big or small, to help make MLP: FiM the truly wondrous show it was for these past 8 years. It feels like more than just a show to many of us fans. Its world feels truly lived in and fleshed out, like a place we could literally step (or trot) into if only we know the way, its characters so relatable and likable it's little wonder many of us have come to view them as friends beyond the screen, its messages so universal and simple they can reach viewers of all ages and inspire them to be better friends and even better people in general. All of those things are due to your tireless creative output over the years, and rest assure none of it will be forgotten by those of us whose lives were enhanced by that magic called friendship. We'll always be grateful for the world and characters you all gave us to visit with just the click of a button, which is exactly why, though immensely saddened I am by the news that the journey's soon ending, I'm still happier that it's all just waiting there to revisit any time I so wish. It's better to be sad that a journey's ended than never take the journey in the first place. Sincere thanks for laying out the path for that journey all those suns and moons ago. :)


    Just... thanks. Thanks, all of you folks, for everything. You planted a garden and I've been smelling the flowers for years. I think I always will. Best of luck in all your future endeavors! You'll always have friends.

    Dear My Little Pony Friendship is Magic crew,

    I can doubtlessly say that my life was made richer by watching Friendship is Magic. While I may not have always stuck with the show, I always came back to watch it sooner or later, and I’ll miss it dearly when it finally concludes with season 9. But that’s okay, because I’ll always cherish the sheer joy and entertainment it’s brought me and embrace the lessons it taught. The journey thus far has been an incredible one, and I’ll certainly be here till the very end to see how it wraps up. Thank you for creating this awesome show and good luck in your future endeavors.

    Much love, Ryan

    Well the time has come, we never liked thinking about this day coming, but the end of Gen 4. It sure is sad, but if I had to look on the bright side of things, I'd say I was happy the way everything turned out. Since I have autism, people have treated me different before and still I think a few times today. But after watching your show...it changed everything! It helped me realize I had purpose, that by treating others with respect and kindness I could improve not just myself but help and improve others lives! It made me look at myself and see how i could change for the better and I believe it has.
    No matter what any naysayers say, if a show meant for younger people could bring out so much kindness and love in the world, then they need to look at themselves.
    Also it was partly because of your show I met my best friend.
    So from the story's of the mane 6 to the CMC and every character I got to meet,
    The world is better because of what you all did, and I thank you for sharing it with us.
    Your friend

    What Friendship is Magic meant to Me
    by: Enmity1498
    I have seen a variety of cartoons over the years, ranging from comedies like Animaniacs and the early seasons of Spongebob to dramas like Barman: the Animated Series, Star Wars: the Clone Wars, and Steven Universe and mysteries like Gravity Falls. However, despite all of this there was one thing that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was able to do that none of these other television shows were able to do: subvert my expectations, and deliver a show that was far more interesting and well written than I could have ever imagine. And I will always respect this show for that reason.
    The first ‘Friendship is Magic’ episode that I ever saw was the episode ‘Party Pooped’, which I watched a bit of with my sister. However, back then I didn’t have much interest in it, thinking that every episode was going to be cheesy and not really giving it a chance. These opinions changed, however, when I learned about the Brony fanbase. Originally I saw this through JoshScorcher’s channel, who I subscribed to many years earlier due to his gaming countdowns. I grew curious as to why a gamer would be interested in a kids show, so I decided to watch a few reviews (which i still enjoy) from him and a few other YouTubers. These videos would forever change how I viewed the show
    After a period of months watching those reviews and not watching a single episode, I realized that the entire series up to Season 6 (which was the most recent season at that time) was on Netflix. Due to this I gave watching it a shot, and I have enjoyed most of what I have seen. The narratives were so well written, the world was well fleshed out, the music was phenomenal, and the characters were all so adorable. This kept me interested in the show, along with the comic series (of which I currently have over 100 copies spanning Friendship is Magic, Legends of Magic, and the recent Nightmare Knights).
    I thought this was all to see, until I learned more about a fansite called Equestria Daily. Here I could see news reports, listen to music, and look at some of the most beautiful artwork based on a TV show I have ever seen. Really, those DrawFriends really showed what some members in the ‘brony’ community are capable of, and it blew me away. Beyond that I was able to chat with other people in the fandom, all of which were really fun to talk to
    Overall, despite my limited time watching the show, Friendship is Magic has become one of my top animated TV shows, and it has impacted me in many ways that I would have never dreamed of. Wether it be directly through the messages they deliver in the TV show itself, through the comics that they deliver once a month, or through the fanbase that was dedicated to this wondrous show, it has truly changed my life. I am thankful for the memories that it delivered, its ability to ‘break barriers’ and do the impossible by making a children’s cartoon about cartoon ponies interesting, and the fandom that has kept me interested in every new season even between season releases. It will always hold a special place in my heart

    Dear staff of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”,
    Thank you all for your amazing work with the show. Friendship is Magic has drastically changed my life in more ways than one from making friends at meetups or conventions to cheering me up whenever I’m down. Although the book is closing on Friendship is Magic, the message and lessons from the show will always stay alive thanks to the work of everyone.
    Thank you all for the many years of work on MLP:FIM

    Hi my name is grace. I am 13 years old. This show has helped me get a lot of cool supportive friends. One of my friends loved mlp and she’s very sad it’s ending. Thanks for making this show so special. I love you guys

    It's hard to think of a word in the English language, or any language for that matter, that can express my gratitude for the diligent commitment and persistent effort that has been put into the show over the course of its run. From the VAs and story board artists to the writers and directors, all who are still there working on the final episode of the series and those who have moved on, each of you have given fans of all ages a beautiful, wonderfully unique experience. Though many of us, including myself, have our differences about the characters' changes and developments, nuances regarding specific episodes, and other, similar matters regarding various aspects about the show, the one thing nearly every fan can agree on is that we've been given something special we'll always carry with us.

    Thanks to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, I decided to try my hand at writing near the end of 2010, and I loved it. In school, I hated writing with a passion. Now, now I can't wait to get home from work to conceive of new ideas for the latest stories and chapter updates of my fan-fiction while also hoping I'll become a successful writer one day, creating my own works. On another matter, the show helped serve as a point of relaxation when I found myself thrust into the position of being a care giver. The show and my writing helped me through those hard times, and it still does.

    I guess, I guess the best way to express my gratitude is to say thanks. To the wonderful staff of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, thank you for what you've given me and the fans of the show: a special little "spark."

    I wish all of you the best of luck in your future pursuits/endeavors.

    A grateful fan.

    All ponies are best pony, including dear lovable Derpy.

    Hello to everypony involved in creating this wonderful show about colorful cartoon ponies!

    I discovered the world of ponies seven years ago, on 2012, two years after the show has premiered. The time between 2012 and 2014 were dark times for me. I didn’t like my work, and I was sort of a recluse. I loved being alone, and I love doing things by myself. At first it seemed like I can sustain this loner lifestyle, but as the months go by, loneliness starts to kick in. But the thing is, at this point I couldn’t even bring myself to reach out and make new connections or sustain old ones. The remaining friendships I have, I couldn’t really rely on, as they weren’t always available, or I just felt like I am not a good friend to them. Let’s just say I became very pessimistic and negative about everything.

    I was randomly browsing the internet, until I started to notice an influx of pony memes on the internet. Getting more and more curious, I started to dive deeper as to why these cartoon characters are getting this much attention. All this research finally brought me to the first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It was a wonder at first what people see in this show and why they are hooked, but after watching episode after episode, I started to see why. I can feel the joy, the happiness, and the positivity in this show. I can see how well the shows were written. I can hear how wonderful the music and song can be. And, as corny as it may sound, it slowly changed my own negativity. Though it’s not the main reason, the show helped quite a lot in making my days better.

    The lessons for the episodes are usually obvious lessons or common information for someone at my age. But for people like me watching the show, I feel like the show isn’t really teaching us something new. The show is reminding us a lesson about friendship that we may have forgotten along the way or may have ignored completely. The episode “Flutter Butter” might be one of the most impactful lesson for me. It reminded me that I can’t just give up on anything just because it’s hard or I keep failing. If I keep on trying, I’ll eventually make it. (On a side note, the song in that episode is great!)

    I’m way past my dark times now. I’ve gotten a better job and I’ve finally found a group of friends I can finally hang and spend time with! But it didn’t stop me from just watching the episodes and feeling giddy about how the ponies tackle problem after problem. The show has impacted my life for the better, and the ponies will always have a special place in my heart. I like Fluttershy the best. Her change from a very shy pony to somepony who can stand her ground has been remarkable. And I’ve always enjoyed the Cutie Mark Crusaders’ quest for their cutie marks, so it was an emotional moment when they finally got their mark! I am so proud of them!

    But of course, none of the show would have been possible without the staff. You guys have been a blessing, working hard to create a show that has been a wonderful surprise for everyone who watched it, from the youngest children to the toughest bronies and pegasisters.

    To Lauren Faust, who created the show that unexpectedly became a hit for everyone, thanks for taking up the challenge of formulating the show to appeal to the public. I’ll be keeping an eye on your future works, most recently your DC Super Hero Girls.

    To the main voice actors and actresses (Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, Kelly Sheridan, Peter New, Michelle Creber, Claire Corlett, Madeleine Peters, Kathleen Barr, John de Lancie), thank you for lending your voices and giving life to the characters in the show. You all owned the characters you were trying to portray. To the minor cast and guest stars, thank you all for the additional voices you have lent. It makes the world of pony livelier.

    To Daniel Ingram, please keep creating more amazing music. I’m one of your greatest fans. Keep on jamming!

    And to all the directors, the writers, the animators, everyone who had a part in creating this show, I give you my sincerest thanks for giving your best, making sure that the episodes are as exciting and fun as ever.

    Though the show is ending, its impact lives on. I will never forget how happy the show has made me feel. I will never forget how the show kept me afloat in a time when I was burdened by problems. I will never forget how it reminded me to be a better friend.

    It has been fun, you guys. Thank you! Friendship is Magic!

    Yours sincerely,
    Norman Lloyd

    P.S. If you all decided to visit the Philippines in the future, let me tour you around Manila! It’s a special gift from me to you! Haha!

    I’d like to start this with a joke.

    When Brooklyn Nine-Nine was being cancelled, Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted “RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE/I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS/THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS.”

    As a little tribute to both him and My Little Pony, I’d like to say “RENEW MY LITTLE PONY/I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS/THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS.”

    Dear Princess Celestia and the staff of My Little Pony,

    It’s bittersweet.

    I heard about the hype of My Little Pony around Thanksgiving break of 2011 as a senior college student. Why it drew me in, I had no idea, but I gave it a shot. The first episode was enough to hook me, a twenty-something Brooklyn boy into a so-far lifelong love of cute pastel ponies.

    I am not a good writer, but I will give all I got with my heart.

    Let’s start: empathy and emotion are two thing I had to learn later than most people. Then again, Twilight Sparkle had to learn those too.

    I hide my love of ponies if I can. I’ve never been to a convention and I can sheepishly count the amount of merchandise I own on my fingers. I don’t really care to be a part of the fandom but I won’t say no to liking the show. Fluttershy taught me through her own way that’s okay, too.

    I remember the Saturday mornings when I did laundry in my dorm building. I timed it so I could watch the show as I was folding my shirts in my room. I watched several minutes on a campus pub TV at 3:30 AM while everyone else was passed out.

    I recall the Equestria Daily of summer 2012 with a seemingly never-ending stream of pony-related works, news, and art. That, I believe, was the apex of the fandom’s influence. The MLP subreddit was a constantly-updating surprise every day. Hot Topic graciously allowed each Mane 6 character a minute of fame. Back then, we thought the hiatus between seasons 2 and 3 were long. What fools we were.

    Each crisis dealing with main character development (Twilight’s wings, the castle, Starlight Glimmer, the new changelings, etc.) were thankfully tempests in Trixie’s teacups. Ironically, Spike getting his wings got a more welcome reception than Twilight’s coronation.

    I sympathized with Applebloom the episode after she got her cutie mark because my college friends moved away.

    I liked Starlight Glimmer. Her friendship problems mirrored the ones I faced.

    I remember banging the theme song out loud on a public piano two summers ago. I was grateful nobody said anything or cared. It was New York after all.

    My favorite memory was watching several episodes, especially “Flutter Brutter”, before important exams. Grad school finals, career exams, etc. The final hour before I took and passed my Professional Engineering License exam, I was coping with testing anxieties. Fortunately, the song at the end of the episode helped me stride into the exam hall with confidence.

    I’ll probably take that memory to the grave.

    I began to draw ponies a year ago. The drawings still look amateurish. (We’re not flawless. We’re works in progress.) I only wish I picked up the pen sooner.

    I finished the landmark book Infinite Jest on New Year’s Eve. I wonder if David Foster Wallace, who espoused the empathetic New Sincerity movement, would endorse this show.

    (Okay, no more I-this or I-that).

    And sometime in the near future, the show that has helped me grow from a silent 21-year old college senior to a fully-fledged engineer with new hobbies will end. I will not mourn for its passing but will remember all the lessons and celebrate the joy and emotions it has given me.

    Now for the thank-yous.

    Thank you, those at Equestria Daily (Sethisto, Calpain, Makenshi and others), for being the one-stop source of all things pony.

    Thank you, Big Jim, and Meghan McCarthy, and MA Larson, and the rest of the staff, for sticking through one of my most favorite shows throughout the years. It has consistently been a part of my life since that fateful 2011 evening.

    Thank you, Lauren Faust, whose hope for a show that was geared to girls also proved it could appeal to audiences or all ages.

    Thank you, Bonnie Zacherle, whose vision led to ponies we could love.

    Thank you, My Little Pony, for the magic of friendship.

    From one of your faithful students,


    Dear Staff of Friendship is Magic,

    Thank you for creating a magical, light-hearted world that reminds us that there is still plenty of good in the world. Thank you for making characters that we could feel a connection to and grow alongside (for me, it was Fluttershy). Finally, thank you for inspiring a loving community of fans that proved that “girly” isn’t a bad thing. I’ll miss the show when it ends, but that won’t stop me from continuing to draw lots of ponies.

    - ExplosionMare

    To the staff,

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you for what you made together. The fandom and community that formed around the show should speak volumes of how much of an impact it made on people, but for me personally, it's left a bigger impact than any show or movie has ever done, even stuff I really liked in addition to FIM. While I know it might be sad that what you spent almost a decade working on is coming to a close, here's something to consider: The impact you've left on people won't end just because the show does. A lot of friendships and even some marriages forged in the fandom will continue. People will still be inspired to create works, such as art and writing and music, because of you guys. It inspired me to be a writer, and while I'm not where I want to be just yet, I hope to make something as inspirational as what you've made in the coming years. And I suspect that in the years coming up, someone is going to come out with something amazing, and cite Friendship is Magic as a chief inspiration for it.

    They say all good things must end, but that doesn't mean they'll be forgotten. And I don't think the show you made will be forgotten anytime soon.

    Soothing Stone

    I have enjoyed my Little pony friendship is magic a lot and I'm sad to see it go but all good things must come to an end I'm also glad that y'all are ending it here instead of it getting old and stagnating

    My Little pony has meant so much to me since I started watching all the way back in the Fall of 2013. The show has put a smile on my face when I would be having a bad day, gave me an escape from the every day happenings of life, but most importantly, Friendship is Magic has helped to keep me moving forward. The one constant that has been there throughout my time as a university student has been MLP. The show has also expanded my writing ability and generally puts me in a good mood when I watch even a few minutes of the show. It will forever have a special place in my heart as one of my all time favorite shows.

    -Patrick S, also known as Penguinbrony2409

    Dear, staff, I want to say that you guys are so awesome at making animation include My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. For me, my little pony is teach me many things like helping each other, how to make my own friends by myself and yeah... That's good work. I appreciate your job. And I hope the next generation of MLP will be a great, the best movie, have a loot of bronies from far and wide.

    From me, Skydashie

    Dear writers, animators and voice actors of the show, I love the show so much. It has meant so much to me through the years. I have really enjoyed the friendship the main six have, I love every character. My favorites are Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Starlight. I enjoy the redemption of the antagonists and the world you have made. This show has a part of my heart. Thank you very much for every tale and adventure. You have all done amazing work, I look forward to every episode of season 9, I hope you will make it spectacular and tell a good ending to a cast of beloved characters. You fill so many hearts with joy. the voice acting is amazing. The movie had some brilliant animations and I hope they only get better. I hope Generation 5 can be even better with new stories and characters to enjoy. Remember that friendship is the source of the show. cause everywhere you go friendship there will grow and when you find it its the key, friends can change the world you see. Antagonists make the most awesome Heroes and Friendship always wins. I love everyone of you, thank you for letting me see this show is the best gift ever. Keep going and see the good your show does for those who love it!

    Sincerely, Houston

    To the show staff of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,

    When I stumbled upon episodes of My Little Pony on YouTube almost seven years ago (through a comedy of errors, I might add) I never thought what an impact it would have on me. I was an awkward high schooler then. Now, I'm only a few years out from getting my MD, and I hope for nothing more than to show Fluttershy's kindness (and maybe a little of AJ's honesty and Pinkie's laughter, too) to my patients.

    This show you have created together is a thing of pure beauty and joy. Friendship, happiness, and creative inspiration have all come to me as a result, and I want to say THANK YOU!

    To the Voice Actors, Writers, Directors, Artists, Animators, IT people, Interns, and whoever else had a hand in this masterpiece, I want to assure you that you have left an indelible mark on human history, and on me.

    Thank you all again! This is no end, for my friends and I will be fans for many years to come. God bless you all.


    I'm excited for the last season! To me, this show is the best show i have every watched. It's a form of entertainment that i never saw the likesz of before! Not only there are stories based on real life and fantasy, but also morals that you take and apply it with you! Along with beautiful cutesy and perhaps a bit anime-like animation, catchy, unique and/or Broadway/Disney style music(along with other styles) and balanced humor, this to me makes the nbest show i have ever watched! Thank you all crew for making us such an amazing show!

    I only start to notice gen 4 mlp when YouTube recommended me a clip from legend of evergreen movie. With that said, I just started watching mlp when season 7 started. Then I make myself watch the past 6 seasons and the 4 eqg movies. After that all I can say is it was fun. I cannot say that in every episode but it was a fun watch. And then there's Fimfiction. when I am not rewatching episodes I'm reading fanfictions. and sometimes I'm on YouTube watching some fanwork videos. This generation has become the starting point of so many YouTubers. Some still alive, some are not. The conventions that has been created is something to be amazed. Vlogs about it is always in my YouTube recommendation. Seeing so many people having fun there. The endless discussion about the characters and the world is really something.

    With all of that being said, this generation of MLP will be missed by many and by many I mean gen 5 will be compare to this gen whether we like it or not like how every latest transformer series being compared to g1 one way or another.

    For me, I'm going to miss this series. Sure you can watch the episodes on the internet but just like adventure time the idea that the show ends is very heart wrenching For me. this gen will be remembered forever if not for a very long time.

    Thank you for this show.
    Thank you for this generation.

    May gen 5 be not as bad as everyone speculates.

    My family went through some seriously bad things years ago with the
    consequences still affecting us to this day. When things were the worst,
    dark thoughts were clouding our minds, especially my mother suffered
    In that time I was the strong one, the one who gave comfort to everyone
    else, who kept them going when things seemed hopeless and they even felt
    like giving up.
    I found that strength in MLP FiM and when I shared this show with them,
    it genuinely helped them feel better. Especially my mom fell in love
    with it too and it helped her find the strength to go on.
    The positivity and happiness in FiM was the much needed contrast to how
    shitty the real world was back then and it helped to find joy again and
    to fight the dark thoughts.
    I know I was only able to stay strong because of this show, if it wasn't
    for FiM there would have been nobody to lean on in the darkest of times
    for my family and I myself would have crushed under the circumstances.
    I might be dead now and my mom would likely have followed. Everyone who
    played a part in making this show in one way or another: You guys saved

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this show. It means more to
    me than words can express and I will never be able to repay what you've
    done for me. Thank you.

    ~ W

    To all who contributed to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: I want to give my deepest thanks for making a show that not only entertained and taught and re-taught me many valuable lessons but also added a 2nd Pillar of Fantasy as I previously only had 1 and that was Nintendo. While it was the Fandom that introduced me to the show it was the show that created the Fandom which in turn allowed the MLP Pillar to expand and become almost as big as my Nintendo one. I was so influenced by these characters that I now have Plushies of all the Mane 6 (plus Spike) and also have figures of them as well which I take with me almost everywhere I go. As a 30 year old man I am proud to have been a part of this ride since 2012 and will continue going on adventures with my Figure Pony Friends for many years to come. I wish you all the best and that the Next Generation of My Little Pony will add to my MLP Pillar of Fantasy. I love you all! And thank you for everything! You helped create a whole new Fandom what will be here for years to come!

    Dear MLPFIM cast and crew,

    Where do I even begin? There aren't enough words to put into a single letter to describe how big a positive impact you've all had on my life. You've all given me courage to express myself even if I'm still a little afraid to. You've given me laughter, memories, and joy I've experienced over these past nine years.

    I've talked with a few Bronies on reddit and some in person and that's what I think I should make this about.

    Thank you for helping me feel like I'm not alone in this world.

    I've long felt like I was out of place. A boy hoping for the world to be at peace. To laugh and be free to love. To look at the past with a smile rather than regret. To look at the future and see hope and jot despair. In far more ways than I can count you've all been the inspiration for these feelings. I've had the courage to do more than I ever have even if there are some things I'm still scared to do.

    Twilight sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Apple jack, Pinkie Pie, Spike and most recently and very importantly Starlight Glimmer have all pulled me through some very tough days these past few years. When I felt scared on the road driving, their voices in the songs calmed me instantly. When I felt alone I knew it wouldn't be for long. I could call on the courage of being a brony in public to wear it like the badge of honor it is and tell the world I'm me and no one else can stop that.

    When I first watched My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, I was scared that it would take away my love for the original. It has in a way but that's a good thing. I've built new memories with something I love and truly couldn't imagine my life without. The day I started I couldn't imagine being here 9 years later still smiling and still laughing.

    Twilight was always a guiding force that struck a chord with me. Somepony who didn't know how to fit in and was just trying to go through life doing what she thought was right.

    Pinkie Pie has always made me laugh. Ever since the smile song, I've practiced and made so many of my friends surprised and smile with my pinkie voice haha.

    Rarity showed me that it isn't right to judge somepony just because of how they seem to you. They can have a shining light inside of them they wish to share that you too may have always wanted to express.

    Rainbow Dash makes me feel brave and like I'm not wrong for always wanting to be there for the people I care about. I want to try and keep pushing myself so I can do better than what I am now because of her.

    Applejack inspired me many times to take responsibility for my actions rather than be afraid of them and when I did I felt tall. Like no one who stood against what I was doing could tell me I was wrong for telling the truth.

    Fluttershy is a beacon of hope to me. I've struggled my whole life not knowing how to express my voice the way I'd like. Always rather sit in the corner than to be seen. Fluttershy showed me that I can still be quiet and that's ok but when I want to be heard I can stand and speak up because my voice is important too.

    Spike is a wonderful dragon whose often times showed how some awkward moments can be used to teach you how to grow. It's not gonna stick the first time or even a few. It takes time to become who you want to be but his responsibility and dedication to his friends is admirable and I respect him.

    Now finally Starlight Glimmer. I never thought I'd ever find anypony I related to so much. It's no secret that I'll miss her the most. I've felt like I'd never belong and whenever I tried I felt betrayed and cast aside. When I finally accepted a friendly hand I started becoming more than who I was. This to me is something that inspires me about Starlight. Her personality, her sass, her everything shines bright. I will miss Starlight Glimmer very much.

    I've been preparing for this moment for a long time now. I've wondered what I would say, how I would feel, what I would say to others to help them through it too. I can't say I'm happy and I can't say I won't cry. Saying goodbye has always hurt me. It's hurt me many many times over my life and I don't want to again.

    But I have to? I've had to so so many times. It's not easy but life's made of easy things and hard things. If it wasn't then we wouldn't have all the wonderful stories we've shared that came from our struggles.

    The pain we face when saying goodbye will always hurt. But moving forward will inevitably show us that the path we leave behind can always be traveled again. We can look back and remember. Goodbye is never the end as long as we can remember. We can forge new memories and weather the tears come for hours or dry in seconds we can become stronger and laugh again.

    There are so many more words I want to say and I have time to say them in my life. For now these will be enough.

    And at last it's time I say the hardest thing I'll ever say in my life again. Goodbye.

    Thank you Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Spike and Starlight Glimmer. Thank you everypony who worked on this show and I truly hope you all have a wonderful life filled with cheer.

    Truly and sincerely,

    Jim E

    Dear DHX & Friends,
    I guess I don't really know how to start this, but, you all gave me more than I could ever hope to repay. The first time I watched MLP:FIM I quickly fell in love with it over just one weekend. By the end of season 3, I had a very strange warm shakey excitedness in me, for the first time ever I felt like who I was was okay. More than that, actually, I am dorky and silly and just generally more girly than I was "supposed to be" and that was actually a wonderful thing. That was enough to earn my undying gratitude to you all, but years went by and I got to attend cons, meetups, concerts, tours, and I've met so many sweet kind people who love that part of me that you all helped me accept. DHX helped build an empire of kind, understanding and loving people who are quick to share their own dorkiness and affection with eachother, whether it was intended or not. Months ago it felt painful to imagine FiM coming to a close, and it still does, certainly, but it feels more sweet than bitter, now that so many years and episodes have flown by, never really faltering or feeling less exciting than the last; all the while, I got to grow closer and closer to the people I met at pony cons and meetups. While the base of what made my friendships might go in the coming months, my friends remain, and so will I, in the community that has always been kind to me and cared for me. I can't wait to spend all the time I can going to ponycons in the future to gather more friends and lovely acquaintances. I've heard tails (hehe) of people meeting their significant other at ponycons or within the Fandom and I truly hope I get to meet someone whom I can geek out about ponies with forever. I'll no doubt have tears to shed when the last adventure we can see from our little ponies comes and goes, but thanks to all of you it's not something I have to go through alone anymore. Thank you thank you thank you very much for everything you've done for all of us. We love you.

    I discovered the show around season 5 when I was in Grade 9, fast forward around four years later and now the show is ending on the same year as my graduation. Time flies and as the show draws to a close I can’t help but be thankful for those who have spent their time making it. MLP has helped make me who I am today. I’m now a more accepting and loving person thanks to what the show has taught me throughout the years. I discovered a fandom with people who are not only friendly and accommodating but also loving and tolerant. This show has helped brighten my day on multiple occassions. Thank you Hasbro, Lauren Faust and all the staff who have given me this chance to be a part of something truly great.

    Lets make this last ride count!

    ,Crimson Winds

    I remember when FiM had me hooked shortly after I decided to give it a chance in the hiatus between S3 and S4. Its interesting lore, good morals and relatable characters helped me see things in life with a more positive point of view and change some aspects of myself for the better. It was certainly unexpected.

    I'm just grateful the show managed to get 9 seasons under its belt, it wasn't perfect, it had its ups and downs, but always maintained a consistent quality throughout, something not many animated shows can accomplish.

    Though I'll surely miss the show and its wonderful characters after S9 ends (especially Starlight since I connect with her the most), these pastel ponies will always mean something special to me.

    Thanks to all the staff involved for their hard work in bringing FiM to life from beginning to end. Looking back it's incredible how many lives it managed to impact and change, not to say the creative community it generated. It's truly a show that already has left its mark and will be remembered forever. Here's hoping G5 will be as good or better and that it keeps being as enjoyable regardless of gender or age.

    - zuneFX

    To you all,

    And that really does mean *all*. To the writers, the voice actors, the animators, the storyboard artists, the musicians, the unsung heroes behind the scenes and all the others who would make this letter so much longer if I listed them in full. All of you who have worked so hard for so long on a show which has truly earned its place in animation history.

    To Lauren Faust, without whom we wouldn't have Friendship is Magic. To Bonnie Zacherle, without whom we wouldn't have My Little Pony at all. To DHX, for the hugely appealing show your talented crew produce for us time after time. To Hasbro, for supporting the series for all these years. To everyone.

    The show all of you helped to make happen changed my life. That is not an exaggeration. It changed it very much for the better. I am happier now than I would have been without FiM. I am more creative. The show helped me through some very dark times and gave me a place where, no matter how bad things might look, light and hope always won out in the end.

    Most of all, the greatest gift this show has given me is friendship. Because of FiM and the people who've shared my appreciation of it, I have gained many wonderful friends. That's something I wouldn't have imagined a cartoon aimed at young children could give me. But it has.

    Of course, there's still one more season to come before our favourite little ponies gallop off into the sunset for the very last time. The show has evolved over the years, but I still enjoy it enormously, and I look forward enormously to seeing what Season 9 has in store. I'm sure the final season will be truly enchanting. Because, after all... Friendship *is* Magic.

    Fluttershy said it best, as she so often does:

    "You rock. Woo-hoo."

    Thank you. Thank you more than I can put into words,

    Dear My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic team,

    I want to say thank you, a huge thank you for everything.
    Thank you for bringing us a colorful and beautiful world to us.
    Thank you for making us dream.
    Thank you for making us smile.
    Thank you for making us cry.

    I don’t know if you realize how many lives you’ve brighten up and how many lives you saved. Probably thousands and thousands, billions of children, teens, adults and elders.

    Thanks to everyone working on Friendship is Magic, we learned again to love, share, laugh, be kind to each other, be loyal to our family and friends, be honest with each other.

    I’ll never forget all the lessons we learned, all the good times we spent, all the friends we made, it was the kind of adventure I’ll never forget even if I chose to forget it, it would simply be impossible.

    Thank you for everything. And, hopefully, see you around ! I’ll be there, waiting for another great adventure to begin.

    Your faithful fan, ShinyCyan (@shinychoppy)

    Dear creators of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,

    I discovered MLP at a very important time of my life. A few years ago I was surrounded by negativity, hatred and pessimism. The future – of my whole country in fact – was uncertain, and I felt insecure having just graduated and seeking my place in the “adult” life. I needed something positive, something cheerful and friendly. Something that could make me smile and forget all the negative stuff, even if for a minute. So I decided to give MLP a shot. Well, it gave me what I needed and much, much more.

    I’ve been the show fan for over four years now, and I can talk about how amazing it is for hours. I absolutely love the characters, the animation, the stories, the lessons, the music, the jokes, and of course the occasional nods to fandom that you, the creators, sneak in. I love this wonderful world and everything about it. And I love the fandom – all the incredible, creative and friendly people inspired and brought together by MLP.

    So I want to thank everyone involved in creating this great series, the movie, the specials and shorts, and the comics and songs that make Generation 4 a reality. Thank you for giving a man in his mid-twenties who lives halfway around the world a chance to geek out with Twilight Sparkle, to laugh with Pinkie Pie, to cry “yeehaw“ with Applejack and “yay” with Fluttershy, to be awesome with Rainbow Dash, or fabulously generous with Rarity, or socially awkward with Starlight Glimmer, or faithfully helpful with Spike, or childish with the CMCs. A chanсe to go through adventures and emotional experiences and to grow with the characters.

    Thank you for all the wonderful time I spent in this magical world! All the best wishes to everyone who worked on MLP FiM. You made the world a better place.

    Stay awesome,

    Oleksandr from Kyiv, Ukraine

    Now that season 9 truly is a declaration for a new turning point, I ask what treasures does the next generation of fans inherit? Is it something unbelievable and mysterious that has magical experiences beyond anything else. No, but I have never seen such a unique mass of fans come together to share the joys, and pains of friendship such as MLP gen 4. The more that I delved into the why, the more I found myself as part of the Brony Fandom. Odd, awkward, and amazing people all sharing an common interest which became like glue that bonded us. Yet, we all stuck through it, learnt more than just the meaning of love and tolerance! Would there ever be another golden age, and does that scare us? “Do better ;) !” in this small world we live in. Contibute to lives of others: Loyalty, Laughter, Generosity, Honesty, Kindness, and Friendship no matter where we are or where we are going. I will still love MLP: it’s characters, stories and lessons. To all the people in the fandom that made me stay, I owe it to them to thank them all. - Shadowflashdabearded

    Dear My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic Staff,

    Thank you.

    Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you’ve put forth to produce this amazing show. Thank you for all the stories you’ve told, the messages thought, and most importantly the joy you’ve brought me. These past few years have truly been the best of my life, and I owe it all to you.

    I began watching Friendship is Magic in Fall 2013 during a rough patch in my life. My friends had all abandoned me in months prior, and I was in the middle of recovering from an injury that left my lower body in constant pain. I found myself with very little support, motivation, or happiness. I discovered the show in the midst of this, and by sheer chance, gave it a shot. It quickly became my only solace in life bringing me joy when nothing else would.

    Words cannot express how much this show and this fandom has meant to me over the years. They’ve helped me get my life back on track, make new friends, inspired me to pursue my interests in art, and gotten me through the toughest times of my life. I can’t thank you all enough.

    I love all the heart everyone has put into this show and this community, you’ve made a lasting impact on my life and many others, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support you brought me. So as I write this, tears rolling down my face, know that from the bottom of my heart I love and appreciate each and every one of you.

    I will never forget this show and how much it means to me.

    I will never forget this community and the people it’s brought together.

    I will never forget the lessons you’ve told and the memories you’ve shared.

    I will never forget all the joy you’ve given me.

    Thank you.

    Yours faithfully,

    Arcane Thunder

    When I first discovered mlp back in high school days I was going through some very dark times and when one of the seniors said I should check it out I will admit I was a bit skeptical at fits but then after the first few episodes I couldn't stop. Soon enough I was taking what i learned form the show and I made my first real friends and I was able to get my first girlfriend as well because of the show. Soon enough my whole life was turn around, and I would never imagine I would be apart of such a huge family. I finally felt like I belonged somewhere. This show had inspired so many spin offs form snowdrop to Little Pip and BlackJack. Its's just this show had changed my life forever and I am so very proud to call myself a Brony it has done so much more me in the end. The Love, dedication, the art, the stories and so much more has blown me away and I hope when I have kids one day they could find the same love that I do. Thank form the bottom of my heart for creating such a beautiful show that has touch our hearts forever.

    Dear My Little Pony Staff,

    I direct this letter to all those applicable. Everyone who has worked on the show, I just want to say thank you. These last 9 years have been filled with joy because of your wonderful show. You all have created a fabulous product that has brought lots of people together in the name of friendship, and I think that's awesome. As someone with severe anxiety and social problems, the show has been a godsend to me. It has given me something to look forward to these past almost 10 years. I've learned lots of important messages about friendship and I really do think the show has impacted me in a very positie way. The show has been a very large part of my life, and although I am deeply saddened to hear of its ending, I will continue to cherish what we have been given and all of the connections I have made because of the show. From the bottom of my heart I thank you all for creating such a great product. I look very much forward to the final season and I know its gonna be 20% cooler. Once again, thank you all so much.

    Yours truly,
    A loving fan

    I don't even know where to start. I didn't REALLY get into the show until season 2 popped up on netflix. Though I did have a friend show me the first episode the weekend it was released. It was kind of funny. I mentioned that it was super predictable (to which she replied it was a show for little girls), but I still asked her for a link to the next episode. Obviously there wasn't a link, because the second episode hadn't aired yet. Then I forgot about it until it popped up on my netflix feed.

    I watched seasons 1 & 2 over and over again, to the point that I had nearly every episode memorized. I did occasionally question why I, a grown man of 28, was so into this show. Now, I can pin it on relatable characters and simple, yet compelling, stories. And the MUSIC. The music has always been amazing.

    Now I'm 34, married, and have my second child coming. And I still love the show. Sure, there have been episodes here and there that I didn't totally like, but as a whole, this show has been amazing in my life. Because of this show, I've made friends that I would have never spoken to. Because of this show, I've DONE things that I would have never done in a million years. I've made music. I've written stories. I've drawn art. Truth be told, I think I've found my calling because of this show. And if I'm a little mistaken, then at the very least, this show has pointed me in the right direction. THAT, I can be sure of.

    All this rambling to simply say, Thank You.
    Thank you to everyone that has put work into this show.
    Thank you for the dedication to continuity, so that it could be taken seriously.
    Thank you for embracing all the weird fans, so that we all felt GOOD while we enjoyed the show.
    Thank you for emphasizing the message that everyone has something to share with the world. It’s a message that is not shared enough.
    Thank you for spreading the magic of friendship.

    You will never see how far you’ve reached, but know that you’ve reached far and the ripples of your impact will reach even farther.

    Timmy Menard

    Wed, Feb 20, 8:05 PM (2 days ago)

    to me
    Dear Friendship is Magic Staff,

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic had a great decade run and thank you for making the show last for the entire decade. The show defined the 2010's very well. I've wanted to make a Final Fantasy IV hack based on Friendship is Magic and having Sunset Shimmer as the final playable character paying homage to the Friendship is Magic t.v. show, and also the Equestria Girls. My favorite character is Twilight Sparkle. I liked Twilight Sparkle both as a human and pony. Twilight Sparkle's human form had a design which reminded me of Lip from Panel de Pon and it was a great way to make up for not having Panel de Pon since the video game I'm talking about didn't have enough tomboy characters so thank you for adding a balance between tomboy characters and pretty ladies. Since you balanced tomboy characters and pretty ladies in terms of main characters, you made a female brand suitable for both boys and girls, so thank you for what you have done to those adorable anime equines. Anyways, Pony Twilight was amazing. Her transition from unicorn to alicorn princess reminded me of Cecil evolving from Dark Knight to Paladin and that is why I considered Twilight Sparkle to be the female counterpart of Cecil Harvey. Friendship is Magic and there is magic no powerful than that. Thank you all!


    To the wonderfully creative people over at DHX Media,

    Eight full years. Can you believe it's been that long? It's amazing to see a show that would normally serve as a promotional tie-in for toys would've not only lasted for so long, but also continuously maintained a level of quality that one wouldn't expect for something like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. And yet, here we are with eight seasons, close to 200 episodes aired, a theatrical movie, a holiday special, and a successful spin-off series through Equestria Girls with its own films, specials, and shorts. This generation of MLP has produced so much quality content over the years and it's all thanks to you guys. You helped make the show the best it can possibly be and as you already know, it has impacted the lives of many who have watched the show, mine included. But now, as we're heading towards the end of the line with Season 9 being the show's last, I wanna share my story of how I became a brony and what Friendship is Magic has meant to me since then.

    When I first heard about the show and the fact of it having a large community of mostly adults back in 2012, I pretty much shrugged it off thinking it was really weird. However, I had also been done with college recently at the time and didn't have any means to keep in touch with the friends I've grown up with throughout my regular school years. Therefore, I was essentially a lone wolf during that time and mostly kept to myself. Fast forward to the Summer of 2013 during the hiatus between Seasons 3 and 4 of the show, I decided out of curiosity to learn more about the show and why it became so popular in the first place and began searching on YouTube and other websites for answers. After that, I started watching some content made by the fandom before jumping into the show itself. Little would I have known that it would turn out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life.

    Friendship is Magic, to me, has been a helpful means of connecting with others thanks to the show being loved by so many people. Ever since I've started watching it and became part of the brony fandom, it gave me the encouragement to come out of my shell again like Fluttershy did, to become more social than I ever would've imagined like Twilight Sparkle did, and to be more honest with myself like Applejack. I'd even go as far to say that watching the show has given me a huge boost in common sense, something of which Applejack also has. To this day, out of all of the Mane Six, she's been the most relatable to me due to being so down-to-earth and hard-working (even though Sunset Shimmer has become my favorite pony/human over the years as well as my favorite reformed villain). The fact that there's a pony (or human if you're into Equestria Girls) that at least one person can relate to and connect with is one of the many things that made this generation of MLP so beloved after it took off and became a huge hit.

    Of course, the characters weren't the only thing that helped catapult Friendship is Magic to its level of success. The unique land of Equestria and its impressive amount of lore, the surprisingly smart writing, the excellent use of Flash animation, the well-composed background music and award-worthy songs, and the morals that were learned throughout the years and applied to our everyday lives have also been selling points for a lot of people as well, all of which I do appreciate. There just has been so much within the show to talk about, speculate upon, and make some obvious Internet memes out of, and there will still be plenty more for the fandom to do moving forward.

    Even though I didn't join the party until 2013, more than five years ago, I still managed to make so many memories and have made a lot of friends over the years through the fandom's love of the show. If it weren't for Lauren Faust's creative vision and you people over at DHX that helped make that vision possible, I'm not even sure where my social life would be at this point. From the show's direction from people like Jayson Thiessen and Jim Miller, to the talented writers that have come and gone, to the storyboard artists, to the animators, to the musical ingenuity of William Anderson and Daniel Ingram, and to all of the voice actors and actresses that have brought our favorite characters to life by providing their voices, it is from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the fandom that I just wanna say this: Thank you for everything that you guys have done. Thank you for providing us with so many memories both within the show and behind the scenes. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to either attend a brony convention as a Guest of Honor or sit down for an interview. Thank you for putting up with the occasional drama that the fandom tends to get itself into and for not pushing us out. But the most important thing of all, thank you for over eight years of spectacular pony fun. While we will miss the characters that we've come to know and love (and tolerate) for all this time after the final credits roll, as long as the brony fandom is still thriving with creativity and passion, the ride won't be coming to an end anytime soon. Friendship is and always will be magic.


    Back in mid 2011, on a very fateful day, me and my sister were browsing the web when we suddenly stumbled upon a very peculiar meme post of a certain white unicorn (Rarity) wearing too much mascara and a Rainbow pegasus. The post was made by a 31 year old law student and that got my attention. I said "how on earth can an adult make such a meme?" Me and my sister then did some research and found out that MLP has released a whole new generation of its tv series. So we dove in and watch a few episodes (mainly the episodes Over a Barrel and Green isn't your color). But then it came down in a way unexpected where Dashie's Sonic Rainboom episode blew me and my sis away! Thanks to Rainbow Dash, the way she did to make the Mane 6's cutie marks appear is just as the same as my sis and I got hooked!

    And for 8 straight years, I have been a Brony since that fateful day, where it should me the magic of friendship! To all the staff of DHX, Hasbro, and most especially to G4 creator Lauren faust and franchise creator Bonnie Zacherle, Thank you for showing the world that toys can bring people closer than ever!!

    Staff of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,

    I could write a thousand words to each of the amazing voice actors, writers, artists, musicians, and other show staff who have made MLP:FiM awesome over the past eight seasons. But since I know there are hundreds of other bronies doing the same thing, I'll refrain from calling out each one of these excellent folks by name.

    I've followed many fandoms over the years, and each had their ups and downs. It wasn't until I discovered MLP:FiM (belatedly, in 2012) that I felt like a part of a fandom. The animation, story, character development, voice acting, and (especially) the music of FiM pulled me in, and the amazing community that formed around the show was enthusiastic, welcoming, and so different from the fandom norm I had come to expect. The sheer amount of fan-created content continues to boggle the mind, even after eight years. After all this time, I still have a backlog of fan-made content I need to work though!

    But none of that would have been possible without a show staff willing to embrace the oddball community that formed around MLP:FiM. Bronies were unexpected (and oftentimes weird), but the show creators took our strangeness in stride. Many went even further by helping with fundraisers, conventions, and fan projects. I have fond memories of meeting show staff at conventions across the US (and even in Germany and the UK), watching them engage with fans at panels, and seeing them perform at concerts. Without exception, the show staff are some of the most fun and pleasant folks I've ever met. I know the passion of the fandom may have come as a surprise, but seeing that passion reflected by the creators of the show was (and continues to be) one of the most rewarding aspects of FiM.

    To the staff: I only regret that I can't individually thank each and every one of you for the past eight years. You took a franchise built around selling toys and turned it into a cultural phenomenon. Regardless of your role in the show, you've helped make a difference in thousands of lives (mine included). You've brought people together by sharing the virtues of honesty, loyalty, generosity, laughter, kindness, and the magic of friendship. You have contributed to a better world through your work - not a claim many can make. Wherever your future takes you, know that you've done something great with MLP:FiM. You'll always have our support and thanks.



    It is hard to use mere words to describe the sheer joy this show has brought to my life.
    All I can say is thank you for everything you've done.

    People have said the show is just to sell toys, and ultimately this is true. But you all took something intrinsically capitalist and gave it a soul.

    That gives me hope, for future, more than anything else.

    Thank you


    My name is Peter, and I also go by Exotahu. Now as we're reaching the finale of My Little Pony G4, I wanted to say some things.

    Back around February or March of 2011, I happened to find this small colorful horse cartoon on the internet that everybody seemed to be going bonkers over. After some initial skepticism (I mean, My Little Pony? Good? What even?), I gave it a go. I fell in love with it. The world, the characters, the stories, the animation, all of it. I saw the charm immediately. It was something bright and happy and fun. The kind of show that just makes your heart feel good. Plus there was the rapidly growing fandom behind it producing insane amounts of content.

    Back in those days I wondered how long the show and the magic would last, how long could it keep that magic?

    The answer? NINE seasons! NINE years! A spin-off series, a full length theatrical movie, well over one hundred issues of comics, tons of books, and a fandom that has produced a mind-numbing amount of content, as well has holding several large conventions around the world year. All stemming from this one show. That's absolutely incredible. I don't think anybody could have imagined all of this back when the show started airing, or just how much good would have come out of it. We've come such a long way. A lot happens in 9 years. Finding new friends, reconnecting connecting with old ones, and going on all sorts of adventures.

    Words absolutely cannot describe how much this show has meant to me over the years. It's helped me through some rough spots and been a constant source of happiness. I'm glad I gave it a shot all those years ago, I can't imagine where I'd be if I hadn't.

    However, all good things must come to an end, so I just want to say thank you.

    Thank you to the writers, world-builders and show runners. Thank you to the artists and animators. Thank you to the VAs, the musicians and the song writers, and all the people working in the background who put their time and effort into making this wonderful show and all that came with it the best that it could be. You really made something great that has had such a positive impact over the years. Although the show may be ending, I'm never going to forget it. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is always going to hold a special place in my heart. So once again, thank you, it's been a crazy, magical ride and one I am very happy to have been a part of.

    Wishing you all the best for whatever the future holds,

    -Peter (Exotahu)

    Dear staff of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,

    I just wanted to say thank you for the immense amounts of love, passion, and hard work that you guys put into this show year after year. If someone had told me 8 years ago that I would one day become a huge fan of My Little Pony of all things, I would have thought they were insane, yet here I am in the MLP fandom, over 7 years later, not regretting any minute of it.

    Getting into this show changed both my life and my perspective on it in ways I could have never imagined. Not only did I gain an awesome new show to watch and enjoy, but I also made many new friends, both in real life and online, that I would have never made otherwise. I got to join my first fandom filled with friendly, welcoming, and open-minded people. I got a chance to explore a wide world of art, music, videos, and fanfiction created by extremely talented and passionate fans. I got to participate in many fun activities, the pinnacle of which was getting to attend BronyCon for the first time back in 2015. I simply do not know where I would be right now had ponies never came into my life, and I am forever grateful for that. The end of FiM is difficult to accept, but all good things must eventually meet their end. However, though the show might be ending, the friends, experiences, and memories that I have made over this past near decade will stay with me forever.

    I don’t want this letter to go on for too long, so I’ll wrap it up by saying thank you once more for all that you did to bring us this wonderful show. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves for what you accomplished, and I wish you all nothing but the absolute best as you move forward in your careers.


    Quintin “ShokBox”

    P.S. Pinkie Pie is forever best pony.

    Dear MLP staff,

    thank you for creating such a cute and inspiring show, it really helped: during not so great times of my life and to lead me to grow into the person that I wanted to be.

    In short, a huge thanks to you all. Really.

    Sincerely, a fan.

    Ponies have had more of an influence on my life than I could have ever predicted, what started out as a meme to me, grew into a love for a wonderful show and that grew into a love for all of the awesome people in the greater pony community. What was created here is nothing short of a paradise, and I really just want to say thank you for everything you've done that helped inspire it. There has never really been a multimedia universe I have loved with this much zeal. The voices, the music, the animation, all of it just makes my heart melt. I may never meet any of you to tell you in person, but I hope you know that you are loved for what you have done.

    I wish everyone who worked on the show well in future projects. You're all just terrific.

    Ponies have had more of an influence on my life than I could have ever predicted, what started out as a meme to me, grew into a love for a wonderful show and that grew into a love for all of the awesome people in the greater pony community. What was created here is nothing short of a paradise, and I really just want to say thank you for everything you've done that helped inspire it. There has never really been a multimedia universe I have loved with this much zeal. The voices, the music, the animation, all of it just makes my heart melt. I may never meet any of you to tell you in person, but I hope you know that you are loved for what you have done.

    I wish everyone who worked on the show well in future projects. You're all just terrific.

    To the MLP Staff :

    Hi MLP Staff,my name is Aspen. I have autism.I’ve been a fan of My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic since October 2011 around the time Lesson Zero and Luna Eclipsed came out.
    MLP:FIM helped me in a lot of ways. MLP got me through the tough times in high school.I was bullied by boys by scaring me about the 2012 incident. It got to me so bad that I tried to attempt to kill myself in school. My friends,my mom,my teachers,my counseler,and MLP helped me through it all. My Little Pony and Angry Beavers helped me through the times that I was being bullied. I watched a lot of MLP fan content like anaylsis,figure stuff like Mlpstopmotion,abridged series,audio dramas like Bride/Daughter of Discord by DisneyFanatic2364 and Rememberance by Ashley H ,and fun videos like BronyDubs4Life) who sadly deactivated on Youtube. ) I am sure going to miss Friendship is Magic when it ends but hey,it had a great run. I will definately throw a MLP series finale mini party but just myself and hopefully my boyfriend who loves MLP too,he’s also autistic, and he lives in the UK. MLP:FIM will forever be in me and my boyfriend’s hearts. Thank you,thank you so much MLP staff for everything. You guys are amazing and thank you for creating such an amazing show.


    Dear MLP: FiM Creators and Staff,

    Thank you for this incredible show that you all breathed life into, and thank you for the years of hard work and dedication you have given it. Like it has for many others, this show changed me. It changed who I am as a person, and it put my life on a completely new track. It opened me up to new forms of media that I was "too cool" for, or whatever dumb reason I told myself. Today, I not only have a love for all forms of media and storytelling, but after five years (and counting) of service to my country, I am planning on going to college to learn CGI and VFX. I want to bring to the world the same joy and passion through the power of storytelling that you all brought to me back in 2010.

    It's rough, knowing that this show is coming to a close. Even though I haven't called myself a "brony" for a few years now, and haven't participated much in the fandom since then, my love for the show never went away. I watched Equestria Daily like a hawk for new episode posts, and enjoyed every new episode as soon as I could, whether it was at home at my desk, or in my bunk in the middle east. I'm going to miss seeing new episode posts, but I know that this show will end in a good place and on a very high note for many of us.

    So again, thank you to every single one of you. Thank you for changing my life and setting me on the path to where I feel I truly belong. Thank you for bringing me out of a place that I didn't even know was dark and depressing until I looked back at it from this world of vibrant color and friendship. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to a show that was never meant to make it this far, and thank you for being there for every single one of us at conventions, on the internet, and in the studio.

    With as much love and admiration as humanly possible,
    - Alex

    To the MLP:FIM Staff,

    I want to say thank you for the last 9 years of hard work and the last 7 years of my time in the fandom. It’s been a crazy and wild ride

    Friendship is Magic means so much more to me than most other things in life have. It has lead me to making some friends that I otherwise never had made, including one so close that we are practically family. It has helped me work through my slew of mental health issues and sometimes was the best way to cope with anxiety or depression, just pop on some ponies and lose myself in a world that made me feel happy and smile.

    Most of all the show saved my life. I was so deep into my depression at the time before I discovered this show that I more than likely would not be here if it wasn’t for that. The characters became like a second family, in a way, showing how to work through these problems more effectively than therapy sometimes. The family aspect really made the connections to the characters and their problems real, and that is mostly why I am sad to see them go. They are family.

    But none of use in the Brony community would have this sense of familial connection to this world and these characters if it wasn’t for you, the staff. All the writers, animators, voice actors, directors, musicians, all of you. This show would not have been anything more than what it appeared at it’s basis, a show for girls meant to push toys, without your passion and hard work.

    FIM is a cultural icon that has touched more people than most other things can dare to dream of, and although I am sad that I won’t see more of this family I've grown to love and care for, I am happy I got to know them. I’m happy to have had it in my life, and happy to have my life because of it. So from the bottom of my heart I thank all of you.

    Jordan (aka CountDerpy)
    Brony 2012 - Forever.

    “What MLP:FiM means to me”, has a somewhat touchy start. One that I’d rather not talk about that much, HOWEVER, it was during that time that I began watching the show. Not because it was My Little Pony, not because it was shown to me by other people, or recommended to me, or any other remarkable way. I was seeking joy, and even just a single image lighted a spark of happiness in what seemed to be a very dismal road being walked on.

    Going from there, and even youtubing the episodes (as by that time, the show wasn’t being aired in South Africa), I still hadn’t questioned the fact that it was a ‘My Little Pony’-show I was actually watching. (Having a younger sister with whom I watched a lot of Barbie, Bratz and other shows, I wasn’t that bothered by anything from that spectrum)

    It was only after I have finally caught up to what was then up to date, I realised what it was. I wasn’t shocked when the fact made itself clear. I had gained a new source of happiness in my life. A small spark of joy that grew into something much greater later in life.

    (A quick side note. It’s incredible how much you can grow as a person alongside a specific character. That character for me, being Twilight. From socially anxious and awkward, to someone who has grown so much thanks to their friends. Not completely losing those… “quirks”, but accepting them as a part of you. Living the live you want despite it. A life with your friends.)

    Not long after that, I discovered the fandom. This fandom. One whose people dragged me out of my seclusion and pit of silence I had dug for myself, and made of me a person who is able to speak to complete strangers, who can go out into the world and talk to people, including friends, without being anxious about every single word coming out of my mouth. It gave me even more courage to stand by the morals and values I had already made part of my life. To be there to tell kids, going into high school and those already in high school (I’m a mentor at a Voortrekker fieldwork camp during the school holidays) that they don’t have to be scared of being who they want to be. To stand up for themselves and what they believe in.

    I don’t outright come out and rant about the show before them, it is something that generally comes out when they ask us mentors questions about us that the other mentors mention that if I can watch a show like this and not be teased or made fun of in a cruel way, that they should have nothing to worry about.

    It is all about how you carry yourself, and the image you project into the world for others to see. From all the things I’ve read through the time of fans being bullied, teased, and made fun of, I count myself as one of the lucky ones who never had to deal with situations of that nature. The key is to take it in stride. Yes, people can make fun of you, I always take a step back and view it from the outside. I join in on the tease, agreeing that it is a little bit silly. But hey, everyone does something silly from time to time. Now, it’s not even a topic expanded on when someone brings it up. It’s just another part of what makes me, me.

    I would never have imagined that I would be someone that younger people would look up to. One of my friends in our tightly knit group of friends that been together for more or less 13 years, (picking up a few more friends along the way), told me one night that he looks up to me as a friend and someone who will stand by their word no matter the situation. I was so taken back. To think that someone looked up to someone who had been a sorry mess of a person for a while. Someone who continued forward despite of what was happening. And thanks to this show, and the lessons that I knew, but never acted on, I was able to open myself up, and live a life full of friends that would go on to pull me out of quite a few low places, and I would accept their help, rather than casting a helping hand aside.

    I am so extremely grateful for everything that this show has done. The lessons learned in the world of Equestria, and the impacts it had in our, very real, world.

    I wish I had the words to describe exactly how thankful I am for the effort, and devotion that every single person put into writing, drawing, acting, creating music, and every other part of what goes into making this show. How much you have given me. To US. It would be ignorant of me to think that there are very few stories like what I have written above.

    You have created a source of light and love in an other wisely bleak world, a source that even when the show ends, will continue to shine thanks to the community that has been created by it.

    So, in short:

    Thank you,

    For everything.

    Dear friendship is magic staff

    when I hear that the upcoming season 9 will be the last season of MLP:FIM I was sad because it's one of my favourite shows in my life and is amazing how it bring a strong community and I don't blame them the stories is great,the humour is funny and is packed full of unforgettable characters all with their own fandom and I am gonna miss them dearly especially Fluttershy so let me take this opportunity by saying thank you very much for the last 9 great years and perhaps to keep G4 spirits soaring I'll have a week every year dedicate to the show so thanks again and hope season 9 will be the best season one producer said it will


    Hello Everyone!

    I would love to express my gratitude for the awesome show that MLP: FiM definitely is and always will be.

    I discovered it in 2012, and despite my initial skepticism towards a "show for little girls", it has touched my heart in ways that no other show ever had. I fell in love with the animation, music, characters and their stories. I genuinely laughed at the innocent jokes, enjoyed the clever references to pop-culture phenomena and reflected on many of the morals provided by some of the more somber episodes.

    Through the show I met quite a few interesting people, discovered that total strangers can become friends without any prejudice or social barriers, and even got into creating my own art inspired by the colourful world of Equestria. I can confidently say that I would not be where I am now had it not been for MLP:FiM.

    Thank you all for your great work.

    The music is what drew me in and the stories are what made me stay. The community swept me up with welcoming arms and I am ever so grateful for that and all that you have created. Thank you

    When I first got into watching FiM, it was at around the point when I was going to high school for the first time. At first, I was sceptical, but the series quickly won me over. At a time when I was quite stressed, FiM was the single biggest help to me. A series with genuine care put into it from everyone involved that was so good spirited put me at a great deal of ease. In particular, my favourite character Fluttershy exemplifies this. Where a lot of media nowadays seems to exist either for shock value or cash grabbing, this series has been unimaginably special to me.

    I could go on forever about how much I love this series, but I think it will suffice for me to thank everyone involved in this since it’s creation in 2010.

    I'm not one to write out a long dragged out letter, especially since you all have loads of others to read. So I'll make it short.

    I've been a fan of MLP:FiM since early 2011, right before Season 2 aired.

    The show wasn't the most well animated masterpiece in the world, and it wasn't as fleshed out as more mature series to make sure it was simpler for the younger crowd.

    But it was something different. It was special. It was cute, funny, and had lessons and values that stuck with me, as well as many others. Each character representing a part of you that you could relate to on any level. And the little nods to the fans that let us know you cared.

    So all I want to say is: Thank you. Thank you so much for the last nine years, bringing the world of Equestria to life through all the talented people over there.

    Just because the show is ending, doesn't mean we won't continue to love and cherish it for years on end.

    Thank you.

    - A Halo Dinosaur (C. Way)

    I'm sure there are bucketloads of messages, so I'll keep this concise.
    As a fan who encountered the show at a formative period of my life, I can say with certainty that it helped make me a less cynical person and gave me a refreshing new perspective. It's always nice to have something wholesome to turn to after a rough day. Additionally, it's wonderful to see a community spring up around something like this, where it's clear that the show staffers are just as passionate as the fans. The show's legacy will go on long after season 9 has finished, in large part thanks the plethora of talented people that worked tirelessly to create something very special.
    To all those involved, thank you.

    Hi My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Crew;

    It’s over 2 years since I’ve joined Brony fandom. Well, what it gave to me?

    Love. Friendships. Passion. Inspiration. It gave me… No, it made me the person I am today. I would be the same old boooring man I used to be my whole life. Never going to parties, not meeting anyone much, I felt most comfortable in my own room, doing nothing creative or other silly things. Then, one day, I saw MLP in the TV, I guess it was „For Whom Sweetie Belle Toils” and saw that majestic pony with moon on the flank… Just curious, I checked a few more episodes, and I was shocked I actually liked it… Then, the passion for colorful horses started, I began to do more creative work, like working with music or writing oneshots… And I finally found real friend and went to my first meetup, and I still keep doing all that things – I really changed a lot in fandom.

    What I like in MLP? I could say everything :v. But especially, I love the music by Daniel Ingram, he is, imho, one of the most talented songwriters in the whole world.

    So, thanks for 9 seasons of My Little Pony. 9 seasons of lessons of Friendship. For those 2 amazing years for me. 2 years that changed my life completely.

    Dear Princess Celestia..

    I feel so lucky to be a fan of My Little Pony, I can't even imagine what I would be like without this silly little horse show. I'll try to be brief since I know you'll be getting a lot of these, but you deserve every bit of praise you get. I was just a stupid high school student in 2010 when it all began but ponies gave me direction, helped me find passions for art and writing. Ponies gave me my first conventions, and through them Ive fallen in love with meeting new people, having fun and just being able to be comfortable in public settings.

    MLP helped me find my voice and unlock my personality but more importantly are the friends made along the way. These people are like a family to me, I've never felt more accepted or more happy to be around anyone. The show may end but the friendships will last forever, and that's all because of you, you and a dorky little purple unicorn who taught us all something so important. Friendship really is magic.

    So thank you, thank you thank you a thousand times thank you. I don't know if we'll ever deserve what you did, what all of you, everyone did, every bit of it, but I am so thankful. I'll cherish the memories I've made these last eight years and I look forward to making more in the years to come. Best of luck in everything you do going forward but please never forget just how much you did for all of us!

    With the deepest thanks,
    Compass Rose

    Dear MLP staff,

    what can I say as just THANK YOU. In the last 9 years you created
    something which influences so many people and proves that even a girls
    show can be smart and likeable by all genders and ages.

    I stumbled over MLP:FiM some years ago and hit me like an anvil. It
    had one of the biggest impacts on my life and helped me when I had
    hard times at work. The show and the fantastic creative fandom
    inspired even me to begin with drawing.

    And when G4 ends with season 9 it will remain immortal for us all and
    we will keep it alive as long we could.

    Remain awesome my friends.