So I noticed that since S6 started, people have been shipping EVERYONE who makes a new friend with the new friend that they made. Like, immediately when Spike and Starlight started talking and Starlight met up with Sunburst again, everyone was like "SPARLIGHT!" and "STARBURST" and then when he went to the dragon lands again, it was "SPEMBER" and now with the newest ep (episode 6), it's "STIXIE" and I just realized how annoying it is. Like, the whole point of this show is to help people see how awesome FRIENDSHIP is. Spike CLEARLY wanted to be FRIENDS with Starlight and Ember, not dating them. I mean, how many times did he use the word friend to describe his relationship with them? A lot. Same thing with Trixie and Starlight - they repeatedly said "my new FRIEND," and Twilight repeatedly said Starlight was going to make a new FRIEND. I'm sure that people went overboard with shipping before S6, but I'm just noticing it more now since there's so much emphasis on characters making a new FRIEND. I don't know, I just think the shipping needs to be toned down, especially in a show that's supposed to be about friendship.
Also, another thing that bothered me - everyone started calling Ember "Tsundere Ember" when she wasn't even really acting that tsundere. But I just watched the "Make New Friends but Keep Discord" episode again and I realized that Discord was WAY MORE tsundere than Ember in that episode, but there was never a bunch of people going "Ooooh Tsundere Discord" after that episode aired. Seriously, Discord says this in the episode when he's at home cleaning and angrily talking to himself after he found out Fluttershy invited Tree Hugger and not him to the Gala: "What's that? You're worried Discord might be upset? Not a problem! I can make more new friends any time I want. It's not as if any of this actually mattered. I don't even wanna go to the Gala anyway!" Seriously, he HATED Tree Hugger and he was SUPER JEALOUS. At least Ember didn't try to send Spike to another dimension. Anyway, I like Ember for her PERSONALITY and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, not for her cliche "tsundere-ness" or as a potential girlfriend for Spike. -_-
Drinking: lots of coffee AND milk