I apologize for the title - I'm just not sure what to call this topic
Ok so I've been delving into the fandom alot lately, just trying to catch up with what's been going on with it. I've been listening to Everfree radio to get a since of the music...looking st some of the art, etc.
One thing I've also been doing is watching/listening to a lot of the interviews with the VAs and stuff. One thing I consistently hear is how awesome the fandom is - that while loud and exuberant the fans are at the cons and meetups, in general that exuberance comes at due times and in due measure - there isn't alot of resentment about waiting in lines ore being called out for being a brony, and that for the VAs MLP's fandom just tends to be their favorite just because of the level of generosity and how much "love an tolerance" is practiced.
I love this and it makes me proud and happy to be a member of this fandom.
But then that dark, cynical part of my brain says that's all a load of hooey - that while the fandom is generous, that if you were able to ask the show's cast, writers and such, in a non-public, off-camera forum, that deep down they think the fans are a little creepy and that everything they say is a PR statement.
Mostly I try to ignore that part of my brain but then I wonder
Does anyone else ever have these thoughts? Or ever had them? Is it just me and my jaded view of humanity?