Hate? Naw, that’s way too strong a word. As you said, she’s a “cute cartoon horse,” it’d take too much energy and effort to hate a fictional character.
I just don’t like her because she’s shit.
In all seriousness–as serious as one can be when referring to colorful flying horses–Dash reminds me of myself. She’s egotistical, cocky, and super competitive, all traits that I possess but try my hardest to suppress for the sake of people I care about. But she’s also loyal, courageous, and determined, traits I wish were stronger within me. Basically, I give her a hard time because she’s me. Just with speed, instead of whatever stuff I’m supposedly good at. So I have less tolerance for her bullshit, and don’t cut her any slack.
Plus, she regularly gets away with some pretty messed up stuff (from assault all the way to industrial sabotage). So I take it upon myself to get in a jab now and then. It’s only fair. Also, I am petty. :3
“I did like, theater camp, when I was a little kid and made videos with my sisters and was interested in music, but didn’t ever want to sing. I thought it was cool to play music, for sure, or - I saw School of Rock! I saw that movie and I was like ‘Oh my God! That seems like the coolest thing ever!’ … We were like this is the real shit. We gotta start doing this.”