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2012-06-09 06:38:28 AM
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/Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - C.S. Lewis

//if your masculinity is threatened because someone likes watching a fun show about candy colored ponies, you're the one with the problem, not me.
 
2012-06-09 08:34:43 AM

FirstNationalBastard: [image.spreadshirt.com image 280x280]

//if your masculinity is threatened because someone likes watching a fun show about candy colored ponies, you're the one with the problem, not me.


It's not your masculinity that I am worried about so much as your intelligence. Just how retarded do you have to be to be obsessed with something that has a target audience of little girls.

/maybe it's the little girls you're interested in?
 
2012-06-09 08:39:00 AM
No, and no. Any more questions?
 
2012-06-09 08:56:37 AM
I have no real problems with these fellows, but I wouldn't leave any of them alone with my kids, either.
 
2012-06-09 09:03:55 AM
Stay gold, bronyboy.
 
2012-06-09 09:58:21 AM
Bronies are changing the definition of masculinity on the same level that furries are changing the definition of sexuality.
 
2012-06-09 10:00:27 AM
I'll hold my opinion untl I hear Pat Robertsons opinion on the subject.
 
2012-06-09 10:01:51 AM
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2012-06-09 10:02:39 AM
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2012-06-09 10:02:49 AM
Even though I love the show, I've gotta say I don't think its popular enough to change our attitudes on masculinity.
 
2012-06-09 10:02:59 AM
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Let the DERPathon begin!
 
2012-06-09 10:07:13 AM
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2012-06-09 10:07:34 AM
No: This is not redefining masculinity. This is highlighting aspects of masculinity.
 
2012-06-09 10:08:50 AM
I think it's providing fodder for societal comment based on passing trends.
 
2012-06-09 10:08:58 AM
Nabb1 [TotalFark]

I have no real problems with these fellows, but I wouldn't leave any of them alone with my kids, either.

^ THIS. So farking much, This ^



FirstNationalBastard

//if your masculinity is threatened because someone likes watching a fun show about candy colored ponies, you're the one with the problem, not me.

Sorry snowflake. I know in your self centered imaginary little world, we all revolve around you, but no, you are no "threat" to anyone other than small unsupervised children.
 
2012-06-09 10:09:04 AM
Over obsessed fanboys suck no matter what. Spamming pony, amime, rage faces, or whatever will get you all sorts of fark off whether it's masculine or not. So, no, you are not re-defining masculinity, you are just annoying.
 
2012-06-09 10:09:13 AM
I'm a grown man who really watches Naruto and The Legend of Korra. Is that cool? Is that okay like the Ponies thing?
 
2012-06-09 10:11:07 AM

kingfismit: Over obsessed fanboys suck no matter what.


This.
 
2012-06-09 10:12:03 AM

BillCo: It's not your masculinity that I am worried about so much as your intelligence. Just how retarded do you have to be to be obsessed with something that has a target audience of little girls.

/maybe it's the little girls you're interested in?


It's nice that you have an opinion. I'm betting you haven't watched it. It may be kids programming, but it was written to entertain the young father taking care of them. Of course, if you don't want to watch spunky and cute female personalities tailored to our age group, feel free to continue staring at the man-meat show that is professional sports.
 
2012-06-09 10:12:50 AM
Are Bronies changing the definition of masculinity?

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No.
 
2012-06-09 10:13:00 AM
This whole brony 'debate' is reminiscent of middle school culture, where if you liked Star Trek, you were a 'nerd', and could get beat up; or if you enjoyed classical music, you were therefore 'gay'.

Today I shamlessly watch Star Trek, and classical music, and My Little Pony. They are all fun, enjoyable works. I don't need anyone's permission to have fun. This isn't middle school.
 
2012-06-09 10:13:53 AM

ELF Radio: I'm a grown man who really watches Naruto


You have an excuse. The Naruto plot has been going for like 12 years. And it's freakin good.

/I only read the manga now
 
2012-06-09 10:14:11 AM
I suspect that our definitions of everything are changing, simply because folks whine so much about how their perception of X should define my perception of X that the definition of X becomes completely muddled.

Are persons who enjoy watching cartoon ponies men? Perhaps.

When they start calling themselves bronies my perception of them changes, in the same way that 'metrosexuals' changed my perception.

They are no longer masculine ( nor are they feminine ). I'm not sure what they are. Maybe just male versions of attention whores.
 
2012-06-09 10:14:19 AM
It's not a question of masculinity, it has more to do with taste and intelligence. I don't know what a Bronie is but I gather it's a step below sitcoms.
 
2012-06-09 10:15:33 AM

kingfismit: Over obsessed fanboys suck no matter what. Spamming pony, amime, rage faces, or whatever will get you all sorts of fark off whether it's masculine or not. So, no, you are not re-defining masculinity, you are just annoying.


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2012-06-09 10:16:10 AM
I still can't fathom how someone could be genuinely interested in this show. As far as I'm concerned My Little Pony has been around for years and I've never heard anything about it outside of it being a show with an audience of little girls in mind, until recently. I picture bronies are guys in college who like watching it because they think its funny or something.
 
2012-06-09 10:17:02 AM
I only know one brony in real life, and he is by far the geekiest/most socially awkward of the dozen or so people I play RPGs with. Which is not exactly a highbrow subset to be drawing from in the first place.

/anecdote = plural of evidence
 
2012-06-09 10:17:55 AM
Bronies are farking creepy. They are far more creepy than I could have ever imagined furries being.
 
2012-06-09 10:18:15 AM

kingfismit: Over obsessed fanboys suck no matter what. Spamming pony, amime, rage faces, or whatever will get you all sorts of fark off whether it's masculine or not. So, no, you are not re-defining masculinity, you are just annoying.


^What they said.
 
2012-06-09 10:18:47 AM

Sim Tree: This whole brony 'debate' is reminiscent of middle school culture, where if you liked Star Trek, you were a 'nerd', and could get beat up; or if you enjoyed classical music, you were therefore 'gay'.

Today I shamlessly watch Star Trek, and classical music, and My Little Pony. They are all fun, enjoyable works. I don't need anyone's permission to have fun. This isn't middle school.


The expected audience of Star Trek: Sci-fi fans (neeerrrrrdddsss!!!!!)
The expected audience of Classical Music: Music people
The expected audience of My Little Pony: Little girls.

Bronies aren't changing masculinity; they're showing a lack thereof. It actually makes me feel better about watching anime since there's a level of man-child below me.
 
2012-06-09 10:19:10 AM
Who cares. I personally think the whole brony thing is ridiculous but if that's what some guys want to do, more power to them I guess.

But as for whether it's redefining masculinity or not, well, perhaps a brony should be open about his little obsession whilst dating and see just what women think about it. If he finds a girl who doesn't mind, good for him. But I suspect a lot would be kinda put off.
 
2012-06-09 10:19:18 AM
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"Gender roles" have always been a lot more flexible than most think.

Thanks to the Internet and increasing acceptance of gays people are more free to express these "wrong" interests and opinions.

Short term, it REALLY pisses off the fundies. Long term, people will have less hang-ups about their likes and dislikes which will lead to a happier, healthier society.

Sooooo...win win in my book.
 
2012-06-09 10:19:53 AM

eejack: Are persons who enjoy watching cartoon ponies men?


No. Males, yes. But men, no. If you're a brony, shred your man card because you don't need it.
 
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2012-06-09 10:20:02 AM
... because furries are changing our definition of bestiality. errr
 
2012-06-09 10:20:13 AM
Do what you like and if someone gives you shiat about it you can tell them to get farked. That said, I think it's just a bit of a reach to suggest that "macho" guys will one day be the ones watching cartoons at all much less My Little Pony.
 
2012-06-09 10:20:54 AM
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2012-06-09 10:20:54 AM
You realize this is just a flashback to the Power Rangers and Pokemon? This is just 20-something dudes who refuse to accept the title/description of "grown-up". We genXers went through the same thing. It all changes when you hit thirty whether you want it to or not.
 
2012-06-09 10:20:55 AM
BillCo:
It's not your masculinity that I am worried about so much as your intelligence. Just how retarded do you have to be to be obsessed with something that has a target audience of little girls.

/maybe it's the little girls you're interested in?


Bravo, 8/10.
 
2012-06-09 10:21:49 AM
[ ] Brony
[ ] Masculine

Pick one.
 
2012-06-09 10:23:19 AM
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Seriously though, there's bronies in Afghanistan protecting your right to be haters. This Song has been sung/hummed in an honest to go firefight. I don't know what constitutes manliness, but anything that keeps you calm(er) with hundreds tiny bits of metal speeding towards your dick at 1000+ fps is manly in my book.
 
2012-06-09 10:25:18 AM

FirstNationalBastard: To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - C.S. Lewis


It's one thing to not feel threatened by indulging in occasional childish activity. It's another thing entirely to be consumed by them. It does say something about your level of emotional development when you're closely identifying with a simplistic cartoon.
 
2012-06-09 10:26:15 AM

kingfismit: Over obsessed fanboys suck no matter what. Spamming pony, amime, rage faces, or whatever will get you all sorts of fark off whether it's masculine or not. So, no, you are not re-defining masculinity, you are just annoying.


THIS, this... a million times this.....

Absolutely true... in 6 months, it'll be something else...
 
2012-06-09 10:26:18 AM
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2012-06-09 10:27:12 AM
My problem with Bronies, as with everything else like this is not that they like something I dont like. I dont dont like it. Hell I dont know if I like it because I dont care about it. No, my problem (and I suspect most people's problem with Bronies though they dont know exactly how to quantify it) is that theyre so farking aggressive about how much they like it. Shouting how much they like it in everyones faces forcing it upon everyone and anyone around them. Its almost as if theyre trying just as hard to convince themselves its a worthwhile endeavor as they are to convince everyone else. As with anything like this, I couldnt give three farks if you like it... but shut the fark up and leave the rest of us out of it.
 
2012-06-09 10:27:23 AM
My LIttle Pony is an awesome kids show, right up there with Powerpuff Girls (Yes I know, Lauren Faust, yada yada yada).

But I don't have kids so I don't go out of my way to watch it.
 
2012-06-09 10:28:39 AM

uber humper: It's not a question of masculinity, it has more to do with taste and intelligence. I don't know what a Bronie is but I gather it's a step below sitcoms.


Step up, actually. farkin' Lauren Faust is to cartoons what Spielberg was to movies and Johnny Carson was to Late Night.

She's directly responsible for taking a shill assignment that anyone with half an ass to put into it could have turned into a series of 30 minutes commercials to kids and making it into a legitimately good show. Be it getting good actresses, writing good scripts, improving the art, or generally just getting lucky with the economy being down and people needing a little saccharine in their life: whatever happened it's just a good show.
 
2012-06-09 10:29:18 AM
I don't get why people think watching cartoons = pedophilia. I would much rather leave small children in the care of bronies than anyone who thinks of boffing kids the second they see a cartoon character. If you see a picture of a pony and you automatically think of schtupping kindergartners, you might just have a problem there.
 
2012-06-09 10:29:29 AM

BillCo: FirstNationalBastard: [image.spreadshirt.com image 280x280]

//if your masculinity is threatened because someone likes watching a fun show about candy colored ponies, you're the one with the problem, not me.

It's not your masculinity that I am worried about so much as your intelligence. Just how retarded do you have to be to be obsessed with something that has a target audience of little girls.

/maybe it's the little girls you're interested in?


In psychology they call that projection. For more examples see today's Republican and Democrat parties.
 
2012-06-09 10:29:41 AM
OnlyM3: Sorry snowflake. I know in your self centered imaginary little world, we all revolve around you, but no, you are no "threat" to anyone other than small unsupervised children.

So because we like cartoon ponies, we're pedophiles? Really?

/You sound mad.
 
2012-06-09 10:30:08 AM

verbaltoxin: My LIttle Pony is an awesome kids show, right up there with Powerpuff Girls (Yes I know, Lauren Faust, yada yada yada).

But I don't have kids so I don't go out of my way to watch it.


My impression too. I thought I was weird for enjoying a 2 minute clip of PPG on YouTube, but these "Bronies" give me the creeps.
 
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