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2012-06-09 11:09:59 AM

cretinbob: Bronies are gaycan be poly without your SO getting pissed, nttawwt


Fixed for reality check (personal anecdote, to be clear)
 
2012-06-09 11:10:14 AM
To my Bronies, let the haters hate you already found your happiness.

Not a Bronie but am friends with a few. Most of them are in the military. If it takes love, friendship, and acid trip colored ponies to get through that godless hell scape then so be it. It brings them joy and causes no harm. I see no problem.

Carry on gentlemen.
 
2012-06-09 11:10:14 AM

The_Sponge: Meh.....I'm indifferent about the whole bronie thing, but I have to say one thing:

I HATE THE MOTHERF*CKING CARE BEARS!!!1!!!1 I have since elementary school, and I will until the day I die.


Yeah, Fark them! It was like the day they came out with aspartame...no, worse - saccharine!
 
2012-06-09 11:10:41 AM
Allen. The end.: You missed my followup, didn't you? Also, there has been "research" done about "Bronies"? I don't think so.

Maybe you missed the part where I linked that study earlier in the thread.

doglover: I think you get the idea. There's some very adult themes in some of the episodes, and on top of that is crisp animation, original ideas, and some of the most talented women in cartoons today lending their voices.

A lot of the attraction of the show for the older audience is the amount of fridge brilliance, fridge horror, and hidden nightmare fuel it manages to fit inside of it.

On the surface and for the less genre savy younger audience, there's a lot of saccharine color pony fun to be had. But, when the older crowd watches the show, and thinks for a moment on the plot....

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NightmareFuel/MyLittlePonyFrien d shipIsMagic
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FridgeHorror/MyLittlePonyFriend s hipIsMagic
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FridgeLogic/MyLittlePonyFriends h ipIsMagic
 
2012-06-09 11:12:12 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-09 11:12:12 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-09 11:14:12 AM
I like ponies and hate children. In fact my consultation for a tubal ligation is next week.

Saying that liking a cartoon equals pedophilia is garbage. They tried to do this for Star Trek, too, or don't you all remember. I still like Disney movies, and Warner Brothers, and Ninja Turtles, and Batman Animated. Know what I bought myself for my birthday? Donkey Kong Country trilogy for SNES (I don't know how I DIDN'T have it already to be honest!).

Age is mandatory, maturity is optional. Which is good because it's freaking boring.

Signed, Bromethius, occasional brony forger
 
2012-06-09 11:14:56 AM
I liked the Muppet Show.
Then I grew up and had no time to watch shows because I was working.
Now I can watch whatever I want because of all that working.
I watch reruns of the Muppet Show.

I'm glad they never gave me a meme for enjoying a program.
 
2012-06-09 11:15:08 AM
I am disappointed in the amount of pony pictures in this thread


Dis
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Point
 
2012-06-09 11:16:00 AM

megalynn44: I am disappointed in the amount of pony pictures in this thread


Dis
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Point


You're not helping!
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-09 11:16:31 AM

LasersHurt: Wasilla Hillbilly: The show is cute enough, but not nearly funny or entertaining enough to explain this "brony" craze. Disappointing because I had heard from alot of people, including some here, how great it was so I downloading the first season in HD, which took forever on my connection, and couldn't get through the 2nd episode. I'm pretty sure this whole thing is about 98% ironic weirdness and not really people enjoying the cartoon to this extent.

As someone who watched the cartoon, but doesn't do the Brony thing full-on, let me say: You have got to get past the first two episodes before you draw conclusions. Hell, you have got to get past the first two episodes of ANY show before drawing conclusions.


For me, it helped that I started into MLP:FIM somewhere in the middle of season 1. I think it was the one with the nod to The Big Lebowski. So, after seeing that one, I started from episode 1. Yeah, the first 2 eps were "meh."
 
2012-06-09 11:16:38 AM

xanadian: doglover: RDixon: [www.perivision.net image 640x480]

I don't like it one bit.

[27.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

Ren and Stimpy was the first thing I thought of when I saw that pony.


It's a nod to Spumco.

That's what I love about My Little Pony: it's a cartoon by cartoonists. It's up there with Adventure Time, Rocko's Modern Life, Power Puff Girls, Ren and Stimpy, Looney Tunes, all of them.

They have 22 minutes to fill and they do so very well with a simple children's plot and add in plenty of the phrase "My little ponies." Not so subtle.

Aha, but the people animating this stuff are all adult men and women like you and me. They add in gags and background things and lines of dialogue and such that they enjoy. 30 year olds enjoy what 30 year olds enjoy. If a bunch of 30 year olds are greenlit to sneak in adult (as in only older people will get them) jokes, they do so with gusto. I mean one of the enemy groups is the Diamond Dogs. Who would get that!? Us adults, that's who.
 
2012-06-09 11:17:15 AM
Link Guile's theme goes with anything.
 
2012-06-09 11:17:22 AM

doglover: More like Looney Tunes. It's obstinately clean humor. No sexual innuendo.


If you thought there was no innuendo in Looney Toons, you weren't paying attention.
 
2012-06-09 11:17:41 AM

Expolaris: To my Bronies, let the haters hate you already found your happiness.

Not a Bronie but am friends with a few. Most of them are in the military. If it takes love, friendship, and acid trip colored ponies to get through that godless hell scape then so be it. It brings them joy and causes no harm. I see no problem.

Carry on gentlemen.


*hoofbump*
 
2012-06-09 11:18:14 AM
Don't care about bronies one way or another, but his perfect neck stubble line is mesmerizing me.
 
2012-06-09 11:18:45 AM
I think "bronies" are a good thing. That way you can tell who ain't right just by looking at them.
 
2012-06-09 11:19:30 AM

Nabb1: Funny. I wonder who fills in the role of convicted pederast Jesus Quintana?


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2012-06-09 11:19:32 AM

doglover: xanadian: doglover: RDixon: [www.perivision.net image 640x480]

I don't like it one bit.

[27.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

Ren and Stimpy was the first thing I thought of when I saw that pony.

It's a nod to Spumco.

That's what I love about My Little Pony: it's a cartoon by cartoonists. It's up there with Adventure Time, Rocko's Modern Life, Power Puff Girls, Ren and Stimpy, Looney Tunes, all of them.

They have 22 minutes to fill and they do so very well with a simple children's plot and add in plenty of the phrase "My little ponies." Not so subtle.

Aha, but the people animating this stuff are all adult men and women like you and me. They add in gags and background things and lines of dialogue and such that they enjoy. 30 year olds enjoy what 30 year olds enjoy. If a bunch of 30 year olds are greenlit to sneak in adult (as in only older people will get them) jokes, they do so with gusto. I mean one of the enemy groups is the Diamond Dogs. Who would get that!? Us adults, that's who.


The brown male pony with the hourglass on its butt and the distaste for apples made me wonder if that was a nod to Doctor Who...
 
2012-06-09 11:19:58 AM
She comes in colors everywhere: If you thought there was no innuendo in Looney Toons, you weren't paying attention.

If you want to go WTF, look up the cartoons that were made immediately prior to, and during World War II. The ones that aren't shown on TV because of the amount of racism and propaganda in them.

/Saw the Bugs Bunny cartoon about the Gremlin and the B17. Still amazed the censors would let that air.
 
2012-06-09 11:20:40 AM
If you let a television show you watch, the type of music you listen to, the political party you align with, the sub-culture they identify with, or the hobby you engage in become the defining aspect of your personality, then that's a bad thing. There are a lot of people with literally no character walking around perceiving life though lenses crafted by commercial entities and advertisement firms. They can't perceive their lives fully or adequately because the manner in which they interpret everything is just a way to sell them goods and services. You're a brony? No, you're not. You're a guy who watches My Little Pony. You're a gamer? No, you're just a person who plays video games. Everyone just stop farking labeling yourselves. Do you need to connect with other human beings? Yeah, we all do. Stop huddling into little sub-groups, searching for humanity though computer monitors, and having all your human interaction colored by something designed to sell you things. Go outside. Talk to people openly and honestly. Then you'll experience actual humanity. I know it's scary, but it's better than a digital hugbox where everyone is just like you and they all like the same things as you.
 
2012-06-09 11:20:49 AM

Crude: If a male hasn't weened himself off of cartoons by the age of 15, then you know that there is a developmental issue at hand.



To hell with that. If an old school Looney Tunes or Tom & Jerry cartoon is on TV, I'm watching it.
 
2012-06-09 11:20:55 AM

She comes in colors everywhere: doglover: More like Looney Tunes. It's obstinately clean humor. No sexual innuendo.

If you thought there was no innuendo in Looney Toons, you weren't paying attention.


Looney Toons was freakin' racist as all hell.
 
2012-06-09 11:21:41 AM
Hmm ok, I'll give the show another chance some day.
 
2012-06-09 11:22:06 AM

BronyMedic: Maybe you missed the part where I linked that study earlier in the thread.


I did indeed.

Then I went to the website you quoted. The research (if you can even call an online poll that) about as scientifically legitimate as "timecube".
 
2012-06-09 11:22:27 AM

xanadian: Looney Toons was freakin' racist as all hell.



Have you seen "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips"?

/Racist and hilarious.
 
2012-06-09 11:22:52 AM

The_Sponge: Crude: If a male hasn't weened himself off of cartoons by the age of 15, then you know that there is a developmental issue at hand.


To hell with that. If an old school Looney Tunes or Tom & Jerry cartoon is on TV, I'm watching it.


AND NOBODY IS TAKING AWAY MY FAMILY GUY *cocks shotgun*
 
2012-06-09 11:23:11 AM

Keyser_Soze_Death: I think "bronies" are a good thing. That way you can tell who ain't right just by looking at them.


Kind of like in the comic strip Mark Trail. If a man has facial hair/sideburns/pattern baldness, he's evil.
Or growing weed on govt. land.
 
2012-06-09 11:23:32 AM

xanadian: The brown male pony with the hourglass on its butt and the distaste for apples made me wonder if that was a nod to Doctor Who...


It wasn't at first, but became so.

In fact, his offical name is Dr Whooves. He has two scenes that are especially noteworthy: in one he laughs at Twilight talking about time travel. In the other, he controls the hourglass that is timing a competition.


Personally, I'm waiting to see if they take the Lyra Hearstrings human complex or Vinyl/Octavia roomate idea and show it officially in Season 3. The level of fan interaction with the show and the volume of love for recurring background characters is really interesting to me.

Then again, I'm best buds with a guy who got a PhD in anthropology to study anime and otaku culture, and he's the one who told be about the ponies.
 
2012-06-09 11:23:58 AM

The_Sponge: xanadian: Looney Toons was freakin' racist as all hell.


Have you seen "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips"?

/Racist and hilarious.


That's the one I was thinking of. Not to mention the other Mexican mice with Speedy Gonzales, nor whenever something blew up on a cartoon character, they'd always end up in blackface.

For that matter, Tom & Jerry, I think, did the blackface gag more often. I think.
 
2012-06-09 11:24:27 AM

xanadian: The brown male pony with the hourglass on its butt and the distaste for apples made me wonder if that was a nod to Doctor Who...


i.imgur.com
Yep!
 
2012-06-09 11:24:36 AM

The_Sponge: "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips"?


Link
 
2012-06-09 11:24:38 AM
img.ponibooru.org



th02.deviantart.net
 
2012-06-09 11:24:48 AM

xanadian: The brown male pony with the hourglass on its butt and the distaste for apples made me wonder if that was a nod to Doctor Who...


How DARE you not know the awesome that is Dr Whooves?!

chzbronies.files.wordpress.com

Though personally I'm more a Cteno fan.

th06.deviantart.net
 
2012-06-09 11:25:03 AM
Allen. The end.: I did indeed.

Then I went to the website you quoted. The research (if you can even call an online poll that) about as scientifically legitimate as "timecube".


Considering it was a demographics study done by two college psychology professors, I'm sure it's much less valid than your own opinions.

But, that's ok. You're entitled to believe what you want. No matter how wrong you are.
 
2012-06-09 11:25:15 AM

doglover: a guy who got a PhD in anthropology to study anime and otaku culture


Whoa.
 
2012-06-09 11:25:15 AM
Mmmm, oh Fark. Nerds trying to accuse other nerds of being bigger nerds.

I love a Saturday morning filled with rampant hypocrisy.
 
2012-06-09 11:26:53 AM

She comes in colors everywhere: doglover: More like Looney Tunes. It's obstinately clean humor. No sexual innuendo.

If you thought there was no innuendo in Looney Toons, you weren't paying attention.



I meant in the pony show. In fact, I don't think there's been a real honest to gods kiss yet. A whole lot of nuzzling and such. Maybe in the wedding episode.
 
2012-06-09 11:26:56 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-09 11:26:59 AM

Lor M. Ipsum: Came for brownies, leaving...indifferent

/not a brony, but any show with a character named Derpy has my approval


Uh, okay...

img213.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-09 11:27:12 AM

Gleeman: xanadian: The brown male pony with the hourglass on its butt and the distaste for apples made me wonder if that was a nod to Doctor Who...

[i.imgur.com image 482x1100]
Yep!


I...only knew of the one like Doctor #10. Holy freakin' shiat. Guess who hasn't been paying attention? :-/
 
2012-06-09 11:27:26 AM
Ringshadow: Though personally I'm more a Cteno fan.

I've never been able to get myself THAT interested in Slugbox's art, being that he's a hentai artist by profession. He's kind of like Jay Naylor to me. He's done some funny, good stuff, but I can't get the appeal because of that.

Ringshadow: How DARE you not know the awesome that is Dr Whooves?!

Discorded Dr. Whooves is awesome.

http://askdiscordwhooves.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-09 11:27:58 AM

doglover: RDixon: [www.perivision.net image 640x480]

I don't like it one bit.

[27.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]



i22.photobucket.com

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2012-06-09 11:27:58 AM

xanadian: doglover: a guy who got a PhD in anthropology to study anime and otaku culture

Whoa.


Two books and counting.

If it weren't for drinking with me, he might be up to a third book already...
 
2012-06-09 11:29:03 AM
Liking a TV show does not make you special. Bronies have a rampant ego problem.
 
2012-06-09 11:29:08 AM

Ringshadow: xanadian: The brown male pony with the hourglass on its butt and the distaste for apples made me wonder if that was a nod to Doctor Who...

How DARE you not know the awesome that is Dr Whooves?!

[chzbronies.files.wordpress.com image 500x644]

Though personally I'm more a Cteno fan.

[th06.deviantart.net image 640x640]


I'd be even more impressed if Dr Whooves was actually carrying that sonic screwdriver in an episode and that pic isn't just a clever photoshop.
 
2012-06-09 11:30:30 AM
'bro-anything' or 'bro' are annoying terms, with the exception of the meme 'cool story bro'.
 
2012-06-09 11:30:49 AM

xanadian: The_Sponge: Crude: If a male hasn't weened himself off of cartoons by the age of 15, then you know that there is a developmental issue at hand.


To hell with that. If an old school Looney Tunes or Tom & Jerry cartoon is on TV, I'm watching it.

AND NOBODY IS TAKING AWAY MY FAMILY GUY *cocks shotgun*


or Archer, the best show on TV.

There are actually some Bronies where I work. All of them are pretty geeky. I wouldn't associate any of them with "masculinity". Decent guys, just dorky. WOW types. Tshirts tucked into sweatpants, that kind.
 
2012-06-09 11:30:54 AM
img.ponibooru.org
 
2012-06-09 11:31:08 AM

xanadian: Ringshadow: xanadian: The brown male pony with the hourglass on its butt and the distaste for apples made me wonder if that was a nod to Doctor Who...

How DARE you not know the awesome that is Dr Whooves?!

[chzbronies.files.wordpress.com image 500x644]

Though personally I'm more a Cteno fan.

[th06.deviantart.net image 640x640]

I'd be even more impressed if Dr Whooves was actually carrying that sonic screwdriver in an episode and that pic isn't just a clever photoshop.


Actually most of it's fan art.

Dr Whooves and Assistant, animated
 
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