|Artists Impression of Hasbro Board Directors|
Without a doubt, this image is a harbinger for the future of the show. In the past, the show writers were strong armed into force feeding us new characters and gimmicks in order to adhere to the status quo of a toy commercial imposed on them by the higher ups at Hasbro. There is no reason NOT to assume that the same is happening in this case. It is highly likely, almost a certainty, that the execs at Hasbro Corp of Evil will
strongarm another toy into the storyline.
By the looks of things, we can expect a 'suprise' change to the realm of equestria by the end of season 5, and based on current predictions, this could totally destroy the fandom completely by the end of 2016
I noticed within a promotional photo for season five the concerned looking Princess Cadence and Shining Armor pointing hesitantly at a large, ornate 'wedding-style' cake. In this photo, the cake is clearly highlighted by the presence of the two royalties and their obvious directions towards it. There is clear intent with the placement of the cake. They want us to notice it, but why? Why is this cake so important? There must be some reasoning behind its placement; it means something big.
At the top of the cake is a peculiar shape. To the untrained eye, the piece looks insignificant, and it very well may be, but I on the other hand think I discovered something nefarious. The top of the cake holds something called a bassinet. A bassinet is a bed designed for newly born children and was common around Victorian era upper class families. Those familiar with older Disney movies will recognize what a bassinet is. Its the go to cliche baby crib for animators and movie makers.
Hasbro has before leaked spoilers about upcoming episodes in toy commercials and advertisements. The alicorn twi debacle, sunset shimmer, and even the royal wedding all appeared in toys and ads before fans of the show had any idea about the episodes featuring them.
The show is catching up to the spoilers, as it always is. The race between episodes and toy commercials is an ongoing circuit, with the agenda of Hasbro Toy Company always leading the way in front of the content creators and fans. The signs inside the toys will always lead to the changes in the episodes, and we have to be on the lookout for these drastic changes.
Because, one thing is for certain, the show is in fact a long form toy commercial, but the ideas and stories within the corporate circle jerk are still amazing. The diamonds in between the rough are what we strive for. That one good episode and one funny face or joke makes the rest of the ordeal not so bad, so any signs of change, whether good or bad, can give clues to the future of the show and how it is going to turn out and give us time to prepare for the worst.