princess-of-the-corner replied to your post: Y’know, I’m a big proponent of just lettin’ people…
Tbh…… the mlp fandom doesn’t really need much to make a *grimdark* reimagining. Like, the show provides plenty of starting points but doesn’t follow through because ratings, but a lot of its pretty fucked if you stop and think about it and it’s easy to imagine how *grimdark* said situations would be irl.
Okay but you missed the point here, too.
What makes MLP MLP rather than friggin Edgar Allen Poe?
It’s about cute, goofy, cartoon ponies in a lighthearted setting.
You want grimdark fucked up situations that only ever present themselves as such, go read some Poe. But turning ponies into Poe… that defeats the purpose of ponies.