Yeah, I'm sure they'll hit us hard. It wouldn't even matter if this wasn't the fandom's first real mainstream debut. Thousands of people are going to be learning about bronies' existence for the first time, and that important first impression will no doubt be as negative as SP can make it. *sigh* Well, hopefully it won't do much damage. I just hope the more... outspoken bronies don't overreact to this and make it worse. We need to just keep our heads down and continue business as usual.
EDIT: EqD says the episode is '99% fake'. Not entirely sure what that means, but I guess it's not happening, or something. Which is probably good.
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