We mustn’t forget that we as ponyfans are living in the golden age…
People 20 years from now will discover Friendship is Magic and enjoy it just as much as us - perhaps they’ll even find that there’s still a fan community for this television relic.
But either way, they will wish they had been there when it was new - able to experience that anticipation that rose each week with the promise of a new episode, or that explosion of frenetic creative output that would blossom afterward. They’ll wish they could go on the online marketplace and searched for handmade pony plush creations that had three or even four-digit price tags. Such a crazy thing!
As with all things, it will reach a peak and it will then begin to slow down… eventually the show will end and Hasbro will probably come out with G5, and it won’t be quite the same - it will be missing that magic. But in the years afterward there will always be pony fans, and MLP:FiM will endure as a cult phenomenon among brony collectors, artists, and enthusiasts - and among new fans who will read about this culture and this fandom and undoubtedly think it must have been pretty cool to be part of and witness firsthand.