So yeah, B.B. totally caught me off guard with this one. And I couldn't be more thrilled! Little by little, he's losing his hard-headedness and starting to lighten up. There may be hope for him yet.
I totally get what he's saying, too. Rainbow Dash, with her fear of being ignored and need for positive attention that keeps her depression at bay, is a tragic character. She's certainly the most fragile of the Mane Six, if you think about it. She's terrified of being left alone. I've often theorized that she may have been neglected in her childhood to cause her to act the way she does, but there's been no in-show proof what happened when she was growing up. Maybe it's too much to get into for a children's cartoon?
It could be said that all of the Mane Six suffer from not remembering prior lessons learned whenever they're not in the spotlight. Maybe the writers of MLP:FiM tend to fall back on their stereotypical behaviors whenever they don't have to spend an episode of a character. Despite all the lessons learned, if they're not the star of the show, Twilight ends up neurotic and nerdy, Applejack stubborn, Pinkie Pie annoying, Rarity a bitch (I'm sorry, Rar, but it's true), Fluttershy a doormat, and Rainbow Dash an insensitive jerk. The ponies can still be themselves without having to cling to these character flaws that they've supposedly learned about and changed, and still be compelling characters. Heck, that's what makes character-driven shows so great -- the CONSISTENT change they go through as they progress along the series. With all that said, Season 3 ended pretty well and showed a few signs of this continuity, and I really hope that it sticks around into Seasons 4 and beyond.
Okay, end rant. New banner for the comic series, may or may not keep it. Could use some tweaking. Also modified the size of the panels, they're not as tall as prior comics.
Until next time!