*raises hoof* I'm in!
things are crazy with haters in every fandom, really... I'm dealing with something similar in the "Teen Titan" fandom with that new 2013 show they made where they turned the old show into something like a "gumball/family guy" combo. Personally, I hate the show, but I admit the few good points and I don't rip ponies to shreds for liking it. ((and I think everyone has an "inner-pony", so even non bronies I call "ponies" when I'm speaking through my self-insert-OC... such as now ))
the problem you mention is a bit different, as most hate towards the TT 2012 comes from outside the fandom, but hate is hate. It's unfair and poorly managed. I may hate things, but I don't believe anypony should tear another to pieces for doing their fandom their way. I may critique other ponies, sometimes harshly, but I at least TRY to be nice about it. What's to gain from being mean about it?
This whole ridiculous mess makes me want to create an alicorn MLP OC just to spite the haters
I think they may be thinking of Mary Sues, having too much power. And I hate Mary Sues as well as anypony, in fact I just entered a contest that was to create a Mary Sue Sailor Moon Sailor Scout. I did such a good job writing her stats that I have a lot of people telling me I'm going to win, but I think there are a couple of people who may win over me
We Sue haters love this kind of thing, cuz it's a joke, but we SO hate real Sues. I met one last week, but I'm not going to hurt anypony for wanting a Mary Sue.
But not every Alicorn is a Mary Sue automatically. It's kind of like writing a Master Chief fanfiction (which I'm trying to plan out right now for my friend IT'S HARD BECAUSE-->) he's so strong/powerful and smart and on the snarky side sometimes--by the end of Halo 4 he's even "evolved" genetically by an alien to be better than any other human existent! it makes him "too good" and so I have to find ways to make the plot work against him, and try to make him look bad sometimes without going OOC. If I don't do it that way, he's too Mary Sue ((DONT TELL HALO FANS I SAID THAT)) With an overpowered character, you have to make the plot work specifically to bring out what little flaws they have, and a dash of humiliation here and there. Even if they're too cool-headed to be humiliated, they can still LOOK bad visually while making their "I don't care" pose. After that "evolution" I was thinking "oh, maaaaaaaan... Mary Suuuuuuuuuuuee...!" but they pulled it off well, in my opinion.
It's all about writing and plot. If you make your OC's personalities well-rounded enough, who cares if they're an alicorn? They're not a Mary Sue. And if they happen to be emotionally strong, strategic, they don't panic, and they're resourceful (all that being "Mary Sue"), then work certain plot angles against them. Just try not to go overboard in laying it on them, cuz that's the "feel sorry for my Mary Sue cuz they're so unfortunate" move. Even when the OC doesn't get all sad, it can still be a "Sue plot move".
A good example was when the guy in Halo 4 (sorry if you haven't seen it, I'll explain ) demanded that Master Chief be arrested and that the ship's crew wasn't going to bother trying to stop Didact from killing Earth, because they didn't believe Master Chief when he told them the news. It was... on the cliché side, and not as well written as I think it could have been. Not to mention that they wanted to delete Chief's A.I. because she was falling apart (it's a kind of A.I. insanity called "rampancy" that's like A.I. rabies sort of...) but he tells them "no" cuz she's his friend. It was a very "look how tough Chief is" moment that bordered being "Mary Sue", made a little worse by the A.I. acting all scared about being deleted, begging for her life.
They pulled it off, but it was kind of a "realistic freebie". When something's realistic enough, it's OK even if it's Mary Sue, because you're writing it the way it would happen for real.
And I have just realized that I'm rambling well, before I put my back-hoof in my mouth, I'll start shutting up >///< Just a few basics for making any OC, keep it real, write it honest, and let the haters bang their heads on their own walls. Stand up for yourself when they come around, be adult about it (regardless of your actual age) and give them no mind at all. Every now and then make a journal about it, with some examples, to remind ponies that they shouldn't let it all get them down and that even through the haters, all the non-haters are still united!
We're still here for each other! Haters are everywhere.... if anything, their hate brings us closer to the nicer ponies only if we support each other will the weaker ponies survive. So many are so easily discouraged and even sometimes abandon their fandom for fear of getting hate... if they had more support, not white knights or enablers, but "supporters" and friends, they'd be fine. They could become stronger from the experience and live much happier.
Isnt Equestria and Ponyville all about the happy ending? Well, that happy ending doesn't make itself! MLP teaches us that doesn't it? (
so does every other story with impending evil, but ignore that!) We make our own happy endings, but the "happiest" ones are where were together.
and if that's too mushy gushy, then you're in the wrong fandom, baby! I'm changing my profile icon to be my self-insert MLP OC, "Glitter Spin", over this
haters.... talk to the hoof!! (yes, I went to corny-dom for that line)