It's no longer about friendship reports, the age of harmony has become the age of cooperation and tolerance. Thought control, anger control, love control, sadness control, emotion control. When good episodes become the norm, excellent television becomes the norm.
It's no longer about loyalty, laughter or honesty. It's an endless series of filler episodes, written by directors and producers. Friendship, and its consumption of hate, has become a well-oiled machine.
Friendship... has changed.
ID tagged ponies carry ID tagged cutie marks, use ID tagged catchphrases. Parasprites inside their bodies enhance and regulate their funniness. Humor control. Bad pun control. Emotion control. Franchise control. Everything is storyboarded, and kept under control.
Friendship... has changed. The age of Cartoon Network has become the age of Hub. All in the name of averting catastrophe from shows of mass stupidity. And he who controls the franchise, controls history.
Friendship... has changed. When the franchise is under total control, friendship... becomes routine.