Way back in May, when Lauren Faust stepped down from her work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I set out to collect letters of thanks from bronies around the Internet in a post on this blog and find a way to deliver them to Lauren as a way of showing her how much her work means to us. I called the project Letters to Lauren, and scores of bronies responded, sending over 140 letters total to be included in the collection.
After a frenzied day of adding letters to the post, I set out to bring them to Lauren’s attention. I tried a few different methods, none of which panned out, and I began to wonder if I’d started something I wasn’t really prepared to finish. Then Tek stepped in. My friend Tekaramity, one of the blogponies at Equestria Daily, told me cryptically a short while ago that he just might have some way of delivering all of the letters I’d collected. It turns out that he was in the process of conducting an interview with Lauren herself (read it here, it’s amazing), and he told her personally about Letters to Lauren. I have it on his good authority that Lauren Faust is right now in the process of reading through each one of the letters that you sent me.
Yes, you read that right. Lauren Faust is reading through Letters to Lauren.
As you may be able to tell, I am absolutely floored. My sincerest thanks to Tekaramity for proving once again that he is the Element of Generosity and using his incredible opportunity to speak with Lauren to make this dream come true for me and the bronies who sent in their letters, and an equally sincere thanks to all of you bronies who sent in your letters and made this project come alive. It was an enormous privilege to help coordinate this effort, and I’m so glad that it was such a success.
And, of course, a huge thanks to Lauren Faust. You’re a great force for good in this world, Lauren, and we all appreciate what you do.
Your faithful mail pony,