You would've laughed if that happened and you know it. Besides that whole "he made a cute kid's show violent and that's a no no" isn't the problem here, but as I've already pointed that out above, I don't see a reason to repeat myself.
And yes, I know what shock humor is. And it's one of the biggest problems with adult animation in this day and age. Not because of what it is, but because it's practically what every adult cartoon that comes out these days is all about. When shock humor is all something has, it starts failing to shock or amuse because it never lets up. It quickly stops being either funny or shocking and ends up being pathetic. It's so common and so prolific that it has become essentially the lowest common denominator of adult animations and it is utterly depressing that it's even making its way into freelance internet animations as well. Standards for adult animation have been at an all-time low for a good long while and there's no sign of them getting any higher. And as an adult, I find that discouraging. People are supposed to get more refined in their tastes as they age, not less.
Most adult cartoons that rely solely on shock humor are not well received and the only way Davey's animations managed to draw ample attention was because the animations were about My Little Pony and word circled about it due to sheer infamy. The same infamy that ultimately drew Hasbro's attention and wiped his Youtube account clean. And it's still just as pathetic as all the others. The only way it would've been even more shameful is if they contained gratuitous amounts of sex or genitalia shots. If shock humor is the only selling point something has, it's probably not worth watching. That's why South Park has been a success since day 1. It has a purpose besides just shock humor. I would've at least respected these if they were strictly straight faced and tried to avoid being humorous for the sake of showing something with actual depth, perhaps a parody of Game of Thrones or even Breaking Bad, but then again, not just anyone can animate something meaningful and Davey sure isn't convincing me that he's capable of such an endeavor.
There's really nothing left for me to add to this and I have no intention of ever coming back here. Davey's gone, Hasbro did what needed to be done, and I'm satisfied knowing it finally happened. Hopefully he learned something from it and uses his skills for something with a bit more substance in the future. Goodbye.
Seriously? I call total bullshit on that. I used the internet extensively as a minor myself. And back then, I still knew what was ok and what was not ok for me. If most kids these days are as smart as I was back then, then they generally know how to be safe while using the Internet. Also, saying the internet is only for adults is a joke. With the world becoming increasingly dependent on the internet, more and more children will have to use it too. Youtube is one site that kids extensively use, though there is a more kid friendly version of it that gets barely advertised. Even I barely know it exists. Besides, if Youtube is a site not meant for kids at all, there shouldn't be any kid-friendly material there. And besides, the problem with MisterDavey's animations isn't that they're just gorey. Far from it, in fact. The problem is what the animations contain and the source material along with their presentations. Honestly, if the rumors about this guy being a former Hasbro employee is true, he's lucky he didn't get slapped with a lawsuit from his former bosses. But enough about that.
One MLP fan animation/s that is geared towards a cynical older crowd that I can actually kind of respect is the .MOV series. It makes no attempt to hide how crude it is and one can even tell just by looking at it. The designs and animation is crude and not very colorful, which is not likely to interest the kids who are into MLP FiM. And for that, while I still don't like them, I can still respect these animations for the same reason I respect South Park. It's upfront with its presentation and doesn't hide how crass it is. Something that all of MisterDavey's animations fail to do. If this bastard is going to make this crap, he needs to just come out and say that kids shouldn't be watching it. Maybe an ESRB label in the disclaimer? Nah, he's not sophisticated enough for that...
Still, the one fan creation of the flash series that actually does get dark and gritty that I absolutely adore is the largely forgotten Story of the Blanks. It's spooky, gritty, and incredibly grim, yet maintains a great deal of dignity and tact with its presentation in regards to the show and the characters within it. It's absolutely tragic that an MLP FiM staple like this that is nothing short of a unique masterpiece remains forgotten while the likes of Smile HD is lingering solely as a result of shock value which is even a significant problem in most adult animation in general these days. This guy's animations can't even hold a candle to the likes of that.
Furthermore, this isn't even about the above animations being gorey. I've watched all of the fatalities from Mortal Kombat 9 and 10 and wasn't even fazed. This is about this guy's complete lack of transparency. His choice of art style in his works is pretty much right out of the show itself, and that alone is a problem when taking into account the content of the animations. Some of the earlier ones I could have at least tolerated since Cupcakes is already a widely hated mistake of the fandom and the one involving Gilda is easily overlooked, but Smile HD is where Davey crossed the line. I now know what my girlfriend's little brother was looking for when he came across it. The Smile song segment by Pinkie Pie. And even though Smile HD has no business being in that search list, it was there anyway. And with such a goofy grin on Pinkie Pie's face being shown as the thumbnail, how could he not think it would be something awesome? He was completely not at fault for that. The biggest problem of this guy's practices is that he makes absolutely no effort to make clear to the ignorant what his work contains. You've seen the intro to Smile HD. Were you able to understand whether or not what was going to happen without any prior knowledge of Davey's work? I certainly didn't and regretted viewing it in the first place and I was in my mid 20s at the time. As someone who greatly values the innocence of children, I take great offense to it. I'm really starting to suspect that MisterDavey is someone who really loathes children as he clearly does not care about keeping his crap out of the sight of minors. His reputation even seems to be catching up with him as the only place he's comfortable at is Newgrounds, having even abandoned his Youtube and Tumblr accounts. He knows he's hated for good reason. So no, just being gorey isn't the real problem here, even if it is what makes it so disrespectful towards the source material and awesome woman who created the show in the first place. The problem is that the presentation and animation is highly deceptive and the warning at the beginning is halfassed to the point of reeking of malicious intent towards the show's target demographic. There are some places you just don't go and Smile HD is the textbook definition of what happens when you do go there without even the most remote sense of context. And if you can't see the problem with that, then you just don't care.
You want to know what's funny? There are still many MLP fan animations on Youtube, but Hasbro wiped out his entire gallery for the most part. You know why? Because of how damaging they were to their intellectual property and to the show's primary viewers. Fair Use only goes so far. While Hasbro has not been kind to the fandom in general and have been utterly ruthless to the show itself for the last four years, this was still a good move. Like it or not, they did the right thing for once. I can only imagine what finally drew their attention to it, but I've got a little more respect for the company now.