I just wanted to ask you guys these questions. I don't know whether it's going to relate to this wikia or anything like that, but there's no reason to not ask.
I've read many fan fictions about MLP, and have seen some artwork made by fans on Deviantart. I like it where they make them as close to what makes the show so special as possible.
There are things that I don't like involving fan-made things. For instance, I've always hated it when they pair certain characters together, especially the gay pairings such as Twipie and AppleDash. I'm also not a fan of ones like Fluttercord. To me, when you pair characters such as Fluttershy being in love with Discord or Applejack falling in love with Rainbow Dash, it goes against what the show is trying to teach, what makes it so special, and why these characters are brought together.
I also don't like it when they would make images with gore or cussing.
So here are my questions:
1. What do you guys think of fanfics?
2. What do you guys think of artwork made by fans?
3. What do you guys think of pairings?
4. Do you think these are particular reasons on why shows like MLP struggle to keep their ratings?