You may have noticed a shift on Horse News over the last few days. Namely the sudden slowing of posts...and that new header we have. Well there's a very simple reason for that:
we are going fucking stir crazy in worry for what this week will hold for us.
For those of you who aren't some sort of savant when it comes to dates and their significance to our
prison fandom, this is a big week for us.
Why is this a big week? A few reasons.
First, is the fact that /mlp/ turns 3 years old on February the 17th, forcing our staff to wrestle with our perceptions of time and our own mortalities. For those of you who aren't fully cognitive of how quickly we are marching into the reaper's awaiting arms, 3 years is a long fucking time. There's a reason why the board seems like it's so full of newfags who don't know shit about the history of /mlp/. It's because that history is literal history now. Some of these users were middleschoolers when the ride began. It's terrifying.
Next is the Hasbro Presentation at Toy Fair 2015 in which we are promised to receive word of the future of pony. This is happening on Friday, at 8:00 AM Eastern Time. For those of you who will find this post later, we've embedded it at the bottom of the screen.
Sunday the 15th marks another big date, as the 4-5 hiatus will officially become THE LONGEST HIATUS ever.
Not counting any Equestria Girls stuff, the Season 3 - Season 4 hiatus lasted 280 days. Long enough that if you were to have conceived a child the moment that Twilight became a princess, that your kid could have been born healthy at the moment that the Season 4 premier began.
In our hypothetical scenario, you could have now conceived a kid the moment that Tirek destroyed the library, and be giving birth to your SECOND child...about the time you find out when the next episode will even be...
That's how long this hiatus has become.
May this week hold more good news than bad.
>inb4 another 3 months of hiatus