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2012-04-07 08:04:21 AM  
www.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-04-07 09:02:44 AM  
t.qkme.me
 
2012-04-07 02:05:47 PM  
These bronies are disgusting.

I mean, having a plush of The Great and Powerful Trixie on your shoulder? If he was going to make the cape, he could have easily gone for Starswirl the Bearded and gotten some credit for being obscure.
 
2012-04-07 02:18:54 PM  
Sign no. 47 the Mayans were right about 2012: the mainstream media discovers and praises Brony Sperg social club in D.C
 
2012-04-07 02:55:36 PM  
For all you bronies out there...

Link (new window)

nsfw
 
2012-04-07 02:56:47 PM  
Bronies. So that even the Hello Kitty fanboys have someone even more pathetic to make fun of.
 
2012-04-07 02:58:12 PM  
*Waits to see this thread go crazy*

29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-07 03:01:30 PM  

onibara: For all you bronies out there...

Link (new window)

nsfw


Wow, that NSFW needs to be bigger. I'm glad I checked the URL first. Boss wouldn't have liked that.
 
2012-04-07 03:07:42 PM  
The appeal of this show completely eludes me;in fact,it's downright creepy. Is it one of those "so-bad-it's-good" scenarios like those campy SyFy monster flicks?
 
2012-04-07 03:09:03 PM  
Oh you know what, fark it. When I was a 6-7 year old girl I loved My Little Ponies. I had a pink one, a purple one, this white unicorn one, and some others, and my friends and I loved playing with them.

Of course, my ponies usually were involved in jockeying for power and influence in the pony kingdom. And also they would sometimes have pony birthday parties.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this. I guess I'm saying I understand their delight in something sweet and childish... and also, they're farking dweebs. Seriously.
 
2012-04-07 03:15:18 PM  

onibara: For all you bronies out there...

Link (new window)

nsfw


I lol'd. And then clicked a button anyway. And then lol'd again. And then got to the ponyized Zone-Tan and lol'd lots.
 
2012-04-07 03:32:42 PM  
Colorful plastic ponies were foretold by the mayan calendar.

"The Tzolkin describes the energies of the creation of My Little Pony moving through cycles within cycles, based on a 13:20 ratio that permeates the entire Mayan calendrical system."
 
2012-04-07 03:39:57 PM  
The horsemen bronies of the apocalypse if you will...
 
2012-04-07 03:47:00 PM  
Just what we needed. More personality-less people who define themselves with a television program.
 
2012-04-07 03:53:37 PM  
NSFW. Very very NSFW (new window)

I miss Gorg....he who shall not be named.
 
2012-04-07 04:06:32 PM  
I think that the people who don't like it tend to want it to be sonething perverted. It's really not. It's just a silly, funny, well written kids show.

TEAM FLUTTERSHY

*brohoof*
 
2012-04-07 04:10:05 PM  

cookiefleck: I think that the people who don't like it tend to want it to be sonething perverted. It's really not. It's just a silly, funny, well written kids show.

TEAM FLUTTERSHY

*brohoof*


Or, they're so obsessed with being seen as grown-ups that they can't enjoy anything that might not be strictly for adults only.

/Find your own damn C.S. Lewis quote.

//Rarity will DESTROY YOU.
 
2012-04-07 04:18:33 PM  
I submitted this with a headline
 
2012-04-07 04:25:45 PM  
That's just damned creepy.

And:
i.qkme.me
 
2012-04-07 04:36:37 PM  
My hatred for humanity increases today.
 
2012-04-07 04:39:37 PM  
I enjoy FiM, but goddamn, some of the fans are creepy as hell.
 
2012-04-07 04:46:18 PM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-04-07 04:49:40 PM  
You know what sucks about the new ponies? It's obvious that they just took the Powerpuff Girls' faces and slapped them on pony bodies. It's no coincidence that Lauren Faust worked on PPG and is married to Craig McCracken (PPG's creator). So all you "bronies" are being unwittingly duped: you love the show because your brain subconsciously thinks it's Powerpuff Girls.
 
2012-04-07 05:15:30 PM  
Bronies are creepy as fark and take it too far.
 
2012-04-07 05:20:02 PM  
Despite the growing mountain of evidence to the contrary, I refuse to believe this phenomenon is real.
 
2012-04-07 05:21:56 PM  
fark all these pony-come-latelies.

I was a 4 year-old boy who loved My Little Ponies.

It's sad I feel the need to be a hipster douchebag about My Little Ponies, but here we are.

/yeah, I turned out gay.
 
2012-04-07 05:23:54 PM  

turbidum: fark all these pony-come-latelies.

I was a 4 year-old boy who loved My Little Ponies.

It's sad I feel the need to be a hipster douchebag about My Little Ponies, but here we are.

/yeah, I turned out gay.


29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-07 05:24:47 PM  
Didn't the NYT already have a big Bronie story?
 
2012-04-07 05:35:21 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: You know what sucks about the new ponies? It's obvious that they just took the Powerpuff Girls' faces and slapped them on pony bodies. It's no coincidence that Lauren Faust worked on PPG and is married to Craig McCracken (PPG's creator). So all you "bronies" are being unwittingly duped: you love the show because your brain subconsciously thinks it's Powerpuff Girls.


Damn, that makes me want to check it out... I have been a fan of McCracken since the days of No Neck Joe
 
2012-04-07 05:39:18 PM  

KingPsyz: B.L.Z. Bub: You know what sucks about the new ponies? It's obvious that they just took the Powerpuff Girls' faces and slapped them on pony bodies. It's no coincidence that Lauren Faust worked on PPG and is married to Craig McCracken (PPG's creator). So all you "bronies" are being unwittingly duped: you love the show because your brain subconsciously thinks it's Powerpuff Girls.

Damn, that makes me want to check it out... I have been a fan of McCracken since the days of No Neck Joe


All the episodes are on Youtube. And, Netflix has season 1.
 
2012-04-07 05:43:39 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: cookiefleck: I think that the people who don't like it tend to want it to be sonething perverted. It's really not. It's just a silly, funny, well written kids show.

TEAM FLUTTERSHY

*brohoof*

Or, they're so obsessed with being seen as grown-ups that they can't enjoy anything that might not be strictly for adults only.

/Find your own damn C.S. Lewis quote.

//Rarity will DESTROY YOU.


Team Pinkie Pie would like a word...
 
2012-04-07 05:45:56 PM  

flamingboar: FirstNationalBastard: cookiefleck: I think that the people who don't like it tend to want it to be sonething perverted. It's really not. It's just a silly, funny, well written kids show.

TEAM FLUTTERSHY

*brohoof*

Or, they're so obsessed with being seen as grown-ups that they can't enjoy anything that might not be strictly for adults only.

/Find your own damn C.S. Lewis quote.

//Rarity will DESTROY YOU.

Team Pinkie Pie would like a word...


The Apple Family will make you an offer you can't refuse... especially if you fark with their cider business.

i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-07 05:49:14 PM  

FirstNationalBastard:

Or, they're so obsessed with being seen as grown-ups that they can't enjoy anything that might not be strictly for adults only.



Thats pretty much Fark in a nutshell. Get ready to be hated and scorned if you enjoy something other than sports, tits, or getting drunk off your ass.
 
2012-04-07 05:57:04 PM  
chzbronies.files.wordpress.com

/Hotlinked.
//Because Ponies.
 
2012-04-07 06:00:12 PM  

RepoManTSM: Didn't the NYT already have a big Bronie story?


The story was about a person with Asperger's Syndrome who was in a relationship with only a small reference to the show.

Guess what the mindhive focused on.
 
2012-04-07 06:10:32 PM  
i54.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-07 06:11:49 PM  
i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.
 
2012-04-07 06:15:43 PM  
I can't find the article, but I do remember one about bronies that featured a 30-something sperg who said he'd learned more about friendship from that show than he had in the rest of his life.

Yeah...that doesn't exactly help your group of manchildren. Well, that's a bad term as "man" implies even a hint of masculinity.
 
2012-04-07 06:36:11 PM  

Durendal: I can't find the article, but I do remember one about bronies that featured a 30-something sperg who said he'd learned more about friendship from that show than he had in the rest of his life.

Yeah...that doesn't exactly help your group of manchildren. Well, that's a bad term as "man" implies even a hint of masculinity.


People who feel the need to live up to some ideal of masculinity are usually the ones who are not men.
 
2012-04-07 06:54:57 PM  

MoronLessOff: onibara: For all you bronies out there...

Link (new window)

nsfw

Wow, that NSFW needs to be bigger. I'm glad I checked the URL first. Boss wouldn't have liked that.


You know somewhere out there a person is "clopping" to that.
 
2012-04-07 06:58:05 PM  
Pretty sure this was subbed last year in the video tab...

Still kinda makes me giggle
 
2012-04-07 07:06:03 PM  
The Mayans made no claims about 2012.
 
2012-04-07 07:22:35 PM  
Why all the hate, bro?
 
2012-04-07 07:34:34 PM  

zombiegoat: Despite the growing mountain of evidence to the contrary, I refuse to believe this phenomenon is real.


This.

But, to each their own.

/ and some of the pics are, admittedly, funny
 
2012-04-07 07:59:19 PM  

Yuri Futanari: NSFW. Very very NSFW (new window)

I miss Gorg....he who shall not be named.


Not cool. There's drawn human kiddie porn on that page.
(I know, I know, not safe for work, but jesus christ)
 
2012-04-07 08:05:05 PM  

moothemagiccow: i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.


Awww, somebody needs a hug.

i293.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-07 08:47:00 PM  

turbidum: fark all these pony-come-latelies.

I was a 4 year-old boy who loved My Little Ponies.

It's sad I feel the need to be a hipster douchebag about My Little Ponies, but here we are.

/yeah, I turned out gay.


You're doing/did it wrong. I avoided MLP, Rainbow Brite, and Strawberry Shortcake in the 80's and watched She-Ra and Jem. Turned out totally straight.

Unsurprisingly, my friend that watched more He-Man than She-Ra ended up gay. NTTAWWT.

/hmmmm...barechested oiled muscle man in fur loincloth or hot blonde chick in bustier and skirt. Tough choice on what to watch there when I was 12.
 
2012-04-07 08:52:40 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: Why all the hate, bro?


Cause Haters gonna Hate.
 
2012-04-07 08:53:47 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: [s3.amazonaws.com image 640x446]


I'm with Jake, it confuses me how Fark can have countless pony threads, pony memes scattered over NFL threads and the like while the most awesome kids cartoon since Invader Zim gets no love.
 
2012-04-07 08:57:40 PM  

AnEvilGuest: FeedTheCollapse: [s3.amazonaws.com image 640x446]

I'm with Jake, it confuses me how Fark can have countless pony threads, pony memes scattered over NFL threads and the like while the most awesome kids cartoon since Invader Zim gets no love.


If Invader Zim had been sent to Cartoon Network instead of Nickelodeon it would still be on the air.

/My $0.02.
 
2012-04-07 09:12:13 PM  
There's very few things that truly creep me out.

Bronies are one of those things.
 
2012-04-07 09:59:09 PM  
I don't get it.

Don't try to explain it. I don't want to get it.
 
2012-04-07 10:07:36 PM  
I'm going to hide in my bunk until the show is over.

/bunker! BUNKER!
 
2012-04-07 10:12:08 PM  
There are two types of bronies

The ones who are just fans of the show (like myself)

And the creepy/weird ones. Sadly, they're the most obnoxious, and therefore, give us ALL a bad reputation.
 
2012-04-07 10:13:22 PM  
Not surprisingly, someone made Applejack and Rainbow Dash fursuits (new window)
 
2012-04-07 10:27:38 PM  

Woolwine: There are two types of bronies

The ones who are just fans of the show (like myself)

And the creepy/weird ones. Sadly, they're the most obnoxious, and therefore, give us ALL a bad reputation.


Being a furry artist, I've grown used to this.

/Which is why I don't understand why obnoxious bronies piss me off so much...
 
2012-04-07 10:46:08 PM  
Season 1 was generally funny, cute, and clever. Season 2 has been incredibly mediocre.
 
2012-04-07 10:48:38 PM  

quatchi: moothemagiccow: i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.

Awww, somebody needs a hug.


Im going to bet that episode was about a pony planning a birthday party. Wouldnt mind seeing one about a pony breaking her leg
 
2012-04-07 10:50:04 PM  

AnEvilGuest: FeedTheCollapse: [s3.amazonaws.com image 640x446]

I'm with Jake, it confuses me how Fark can have countless pony threads, pony memes scattered over NFL threads and the like while the most awesome kids cartoon since Invader Zim gets no love.


It's pretty farking popular. The brony thing makes the news because it's gay
 
2012-04-07 10:51:43 PM  

moothemagiccow: quatchi: moothemagiccow: i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.

Awww, somebody needs a hug.

Im going to bet that episode was about a pony planning a birthday party. Wouldnt mind seeing one about a pony breaking her leg


www.terrariaonline.com
 
2012-04-07 10:53:27 PM  

Woolwine: There are two types of bronies

The ones who are just fans of the show (like myself)

And the creepy/weird ones. Sadly, they're the most obnoxious, and therefore, give us ALL a bad reputation.



MlP: FiM is a perfectly good show. It's fun. And while it's based in a 1980s toy line for girls, it's about as far away from being only a show for girls as you can get.

However, there are the elements of the new fandom that take shiat too far. Internet memes are one thing... they're harmless. But, as usual, fanfic writers and artists go apeshiat and start trying to take something that's fun and turn it into something to masturbate to or something that makes torture porn look nice and normal.

/But, the Bronies did help give us Derpy and Doctor Whooves, so...
 
2012-04-07 10:54:50 PM  

moothemagiccow: quatchi: moothemagiccow: i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.

Awww, somebody needs a hug.

Im going to bet that episode was about a pony planning a birthday party. Wouldnt mind seeing one about a pony breaking her leg


i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-07 11:02:47 PM  
LoneWolf343:

Being a furry artist, I've grown used to this.

What's your FA?
 
2012-04-07 11:07:36 PM  

wraith95: Season 1 was generally funny, cute, and clever. Season 2 has been incredibly mediocre.


Considering Faust left after the 1st season from leading the show. I say that's most likely the factor.
 
2012-04-07 11:09:05 PM  

wraith95: Season 1 was generally funny, cute, and clever. Season 2 has been incredibly mediocre.


I'd say season 2 is better at times because all 6 main characters aren't being shoehorned into each episode.
 
2012-04-07 11:28:44 PM  

moothemagiccow: quatchi: moothemagiccow: i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.

Awww, somebody needs a hug.

Im going to bet that episode was about a pony planning a birthday party. Wouldnt mind seeing one about a pony breaking her leg


images5.fanpop.com
 
2012-04-07 11:50:07 PM  

moothemagiccow: quatchi: moothemagiccow: i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.

Awww, somebody needs a hug.

Im going to bet that episode was about a pony planning a birthday party. Wouldnt mind seeing one about a pony breaking her leg


We had one spraining her wing.
 
2012-04-07 11:51:58 PM  

Lackofname: LoneWolf343:

Being a furry artist, I've grown used to this.

What's your FA?


You'd probably get it in three guesses.

/Don't y'all come and troll me.
 
2012-04-07 11:52:59 PM  
Apos: The appeal of this show completely eludes me;in fact,it's downright creepy. Is it one of those "so-bad-it's-good" scenarios like those campy SyFy monster flicks?

Wanna guess how I know you haven't seen the show?
 
2012-04-08 12:11:24 AM  
http://i43.tinypic.com/leezc.gif
All I need to know about Bronies right here.

(Fark is being a ratf*cker about animated .gifs so it won't let me post the image)
 
2012-04-08 12:13:08 AM  
i41.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-08 12:27:38 AM  

TV's Vinnie: http://i43.tinypic.com/leezc.gif
All I need to know about Bronies right here.

(Fark is being a ratf*cker about animated .gifs so it won't let me post the image)


As long as you also look down on all LARPers, and Cosplayers...
 
2012-04-08 12:32:33 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: http://i43.tinypic.com/leezc.gif
All I need to know about Bronies right here.

(Fark is being a ratf*cker about animated .gifs so it won't let me post the image)

As long as you also look down on all LARPers, and Cosplayers...


I do, and that is only right.
 
2012-04-08 12:38:08 AM  
MODS ARE ASLEEP!

forbiddenplanet.co.uk

POST DALEKS!
 
2012-04-08 12:40:51 AM  

bingo the psych-o: MODS ARE ASLEEP!

[forbiddenplanet.co.uk image 530x384]

POST DALEKS!


www.thatcutesite.com
 
2012-04-08 12:44:29 AM  
theuniblog.evilspacerobot.com

/closer to the Moffat-era Daleks than you'd care to admit, Whovian!
 
2012-04-08 12:45:59 AM  
New sign of the apocalypse: the Seattle Mariners and the Divorce Dodgers have more wins than another team in MLB.
 
2012-04-08 12:47:58 AM  
30.media.tumblr.com
theuniblog.evilspacerobot.com

24.media.tumblr.com
img.ponibooru.org

th03.deviantart.net
 
2012-04-08 12:48:50 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Happy Easterhttp://www.fark.com/comments/7037709/Sign-no-47-Mayans-were-righ t-about-2012-mainstream-media-discovers-praises-Brony-social-club-in-D C?fpost=.zHpSnt_CLJH7Wnp_aTGQeqAg0wbSeuNQLVVl8iFh#b
 
2012-04-08 12:53:40 AM  
shiat, 2/3's of the images were cut. Why is deviantart forbidden?
 
2012-04-08 01:38:41 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: shiat, 2/3's of the images were cut. Why is deviantart forbidden?


Why not?
 
2012-04-08 02:51:14 AM  
This thread took an unusual turn...
 
2012-04-08 04:33:14 AM  
The problem is there's way too much MLP porn out there that it floods the sites with so much crap that it takes a while to get to the good stuff.
One of the featured images on paheal was even the favorite admin fapping to them, so great was their influence.

Now if you'll excuse me, there's some depraved porn out there I haven't seen yet.
 
2012-04-08 05:29:15 AM  

TV's Vinnie: [i41.tinypic.com image 639x378]


This, for some reason made me burst out laughing instantly.
 
2012-04-08 07:45:05 AM  

moothemagiccow: i've seen the show.
it sucks.
it'd suck if it weren't about ponies, too.
you're an idiot if you like it.
the end.


images.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2012-04-08 08:02:36 AM  
Of the couple of episodes I've seen of MLP, there are two scenes that genuinely entertained me: Pinkie Pie having a full-on psychotic breakdown after no one goes to her parties and Twilight going NUTS over not learning the once-an-episode lesson.

But two great, amusing scenes do not make up for the rest of the rather pedestrian show.
 
2012-04-08 09:18:29 AM  
I like the show, i like the ponies, I post ponies on NFL threads... but there are things I'd not do, but that's just me, and I can't judge someone if they decide to parade around with a trixie plushie on their shoulders.

That being said, the fandom as a whole has done a lot of good things, the often donate money to charity and whatnot. There's also a bunch of talented people within the community that create a bunch of original or derivative content -- specially music.

And well, every fandom has its fringe lunatics that will creep anyone out, like Star Trek, Star Wars, Sonic the Hedgehog, Hetalia, et al...

Also, if you don't like the show, that's fine... but you don't have to be a dick about it.

/doesn't like dr. who
//is not a dick about it.
 
2012-04-08 10:33:29 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: cookiefleck: I think that the people who don't like it tend to want it to be sonething perverted. It's really not. It's just a silly, funny, well written kids show.

TEAM FLUTTERSHY

*brohoof*

Or, they're so obsessed with being seen as grown-ups that they can't enjoy anything that might not be strictly for adults only.

/Find your own damn C.S. Lewis quote.

//Rarityth will DESTROY YOU.


i114.photobucket.com

FTFY
 
2012-04-08 11:16:01 AM  
Yeah, if I wanted to enjoy a girlie girl cartoon appreciated by adult males, I'd watch Azumanga Daioh.
 
2012-04-08 12:30:28 PM  
Ohh hell, well is the Rainbow Bright Domanatrix when you need her to smack these Brony pukes into shape...
 
2012-04-08 04:16:24 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: cookiefleck: I think that the people who don't like it tend to want it to be sonething perverted. It's really not. It's just a silly, funny, well written kids show.

TEAM FLUTTERSHY

*brohoof*

Or, they're so obsessed with being seen as grown-ups that they can't enjoy anything that might not be strictly for adults only.

/Find your own damn C.S. Lewis quote.

//Rarity will DESTROY YOU.


Exactly. I find that many cartoons made now are far better written than most live action shows. Whether its Phineas & Ferb or My Little Pony, Avengers or Young Justice animation today just rocks. As for the haters, haters gonna hate while I'll just love and tolerate.

And just for the record: yes I'm also an Aspie who uses the show as an emotional release after a long day at work dealing with "normal" people.

*brohoof*

/Just say yeeup to Team Big Macintosh
 
2012-04-09 02:04:19 AM  
Well, this thread has made me laugh with the pony and dalek pictures, while the links took me to some strange alleys of the internet.

While think most of rule 34 is there for a laugh, some of that seemed too earnest to not be intended for masturbatory purposes. Half convinced to try the show, but it's far down the things to do list.
 
Skr
2012-04-09 06:57:54 AM  

Ishkur: Yeah, if I wanted to enjoy a girlie girl cartoon appreciated by adult males, I'd watch Azumanga Daioh.


Hey don't knock Azumanga Daioh! Osaka taught me much about cultural stereotypes.
 
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