Ivan The Adorable97p
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There are some benefits to a upvote/downvote system, actually, depending on the format. Mostly when you have an individual trying to get useful feedback on a particular subject from a vast mob. In most forums I would really rather we did away with this and just force people to actually talk about something if it was worth talking about. At least with the lack of a downvote on this site the tendency to crush dissenting strands of opinion is much less muted and requires some effort to engage the subject.
I'm particularly pleased that the female protagonist for the movie isn't just a watered-down Katniss again, like every "strong female protagonist" in media since the Hunger games has been.
On that tangent, for as much of an appearance as Discord made Season 5, his importance as a character just seemed to peter out. Granted, I'm in the crowd for which What About Discord left a rather lackluster morsel as his last appearance. In a season dedicated (in theory?) to teaching others about friendship, having an episode where one of the main characters actually made a conscious effort to guide Discord would have felt rewarding, though. However, a lot of stuff this season to cover, so I don't think I necessarily would have wanted an additional episode since he didn't really figure into the overarching plot in a significant way.
There's a reason why the silent video game protagonist is such a commonly beloved figure. I think Chell from Portal topped a lot of people's best character list for a while after the game came out, for example.
The less generalized you make a character, the more you have to work to make sure they are interesting enough to keep people invested in them. See: what happens when you give Twilight Sparkle a very specialized life goal.
Hm, I don't care a significant amount about any of these characters in their own right, but I suppose Moon Dancer will have to get my vote in her utility as a character.