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2012-06-09 12:57:23 PM
Seriously though, shiat like this makes me think that this country is ready for another draft/large scale war.

The only way to man up these manchildren is to put them on the front lines and have a few bullets shot their way.

/In before ITG.
//Whatever. Your grandfather would be ashamed of you.
 
2012-06-09 12:57:25 PM

pedobearapproved: What kind of adult male sits down and says "hey, I'm going to watch my little pony?"


Here's a question, one which none of the "manly men" have yet to answer: why do you care? How could it possibly effect you in any way?
 
2012-06-09 12:57:37 PM
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2012-06-09 12:58:11 PM

Frank N Stein: Seriously though, shiat like this makes me think that this country is ready for another draft/large scale war.

The only way to man up these manchildren is to put them on the front lines and have a few bullets shot their way.

/In before ITG.
//Whatever. Your grandfather would be ashamed of you.


You might wanna read upthread.

Those currently deployed to the sandbox seem to be enjoying the shiat out of some ponies.
 
2012-06-09 12:58:12 PM

Edziak: Sorry, I only like things that the have been deemed appropriate for my age and gender. Want to join my very fun and socially appropriate club? We mostly watch NBC sitcoms while drinking Michelob Ultra. Mainstream culture rocks!


nice logical fallacy.
 
2012-06-09 12:58:16 PM
I'm still convinced this is an advanced form of subtle trolling.
 
2012-06-09 12:58:31 PM

Quinsisdos: Shadow Blasko: TV's Vinnie: [27.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]
ROCK SLAMFIST

BULK HARDCHEESE

BODY MCLARGEHUGE

PUNCH ROCKGROIN

THICK MCRUNFAST

 
2012-06-09 12:58:38 PM
This thread is unclean, purify ...

i1.kym-cdn.com



Oh no, they're everywhere. Um....This thread is unclean, Ponify it

img.ponibooru.org
 
2012-06-09 12:59:10 PM

LasersHurt: Being a dick anonymously on the internet is way better, good call.


Anonymous? I have my picture in my profile. And I hang out with Farkers in real life.
 
2012-06-09 01:00:08 PM

Frank N Stein: LasersHurt: Being a dick anonymously on the internet is way better, good call.

Anonymous? I have my picture in my profile. And I hang out with Farkers in real life.


That's hardly non-anonymity. But to be fair, maybe I'm wrong, you could be a dick in real life too.
 
2012-06-09 01:00:49 PM
oi53.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-09 01:00:57 PM

Satosuke: Quinsisdos: Shadow Blasko: TV's Vinnie: [27.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]
ROCK SLAMFIST

BULK HARDCHEESE

BODY MCLARGEHUGE

PUNCH ROCKGROIN

THICK MCRUNFAST


Dammit it wiped my link. DERP

ROLL FIZZLEBEEF
 
2012-06-09 01:01:47 PM
scottthong.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-09 01:01:55 PM

phaseolus: If you read this thread while mentally replacing My Little Pony with RON PAUL and ignore the 'intended for girls' and 'love and tolerance' bits, it still makes sense.


Made.
My.
Day.

Fark man, I was NOT prepared for this! Good thing the house is empty or I would've been carted off to someplace for a shot of Haldol.
 
2012-06-09 01:01:56 PM
#1 reason why Bronies are NOT cool. In fact, it's ANTI-cool:

i48.tinypic.com
sonichu.com


http://sonichu.com/cwcki/My_Little_Pony
 
2012-06-09 01:02:05 PM
Wow, so many people bothering to comment on this... Maybe that guy in the video is right.

I find bronies waaaaay more tolerable than furries... I think it's because bronies don't hide behind a mask, and I can respect that.

That said, I don't find the show that great.
 
2012-06-09 01:02:06 PM

Frank N Stein: The only way to man up these manchildren is to put them on the front lines and have a few bullets shot their way.


Actually there's a brony who sang an MLP song during a firefight.

You can scroll up to find the song.


So your argument is invalid.
 
2012-06-09 01:02:13 PM

fragMasterFlash: Take the Bronies bowling, take them bowling.


Got big lanes (Got big lanes). They say that bronies all look the same (look the same, look the same).
 
2012-06-09 01:02:47 PM
www.bamkapow.com

MLP makes me HAPPY!

/Watched one episode out of curiosity last month
//Watch all episodes within a week
 
2012-06-09 01:05:10 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-09 01:05:53 PM

Frank N Stein: Seriously though, shiat like this makes me think that this country is ready for another draft/large scale war.

The only way to man up these manchildren is to put them on the front lines and have a few bullets shot their way.

/In before ITG.
//Whatever. Your grandfather would be ashamed of you.


You realize that we DO have soldiers being shot at and bombed daily and that a large number of them STILL like this show. Maybe you should go get shot at for a while yourself, maybe then you'll realize that life is too fleeting to spend it being an uptight douchebag.

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-06-09 01:06:16 PM

Kaldea: MLP makes me HAPPY!

/Watched one episode out of curiosity last month
//Watch all episodes within a week


s3.amazonaws.com


/don't look it up, I'm using it as the standard English.
//seriously, how do you even get ass from plot?
 
2012-06-09 01:07:39 PM
Kaldea:MLP makes me HAPPY!

/Watched one episode out of curiosity last month
//Watch all episodes within a week



Thank god for HUB, eh?


/ um, or so I've heard.
 
2012-06-09 01:08:36 PM
I be stepping so fresh with the flair from Rarity
Scared of me? Shouldn't be, giggle at the ghostly
I'm about to toast these letters like Spike
Dragon spits legit flames to melt the mic right

Let me tell y'all now, I'm a Cutie Mark Crusader
You can't stop ponies, y'all Gildas, ya haters
Twitcha-twitch sense get tense and stand back
Work ethic on the track rivals Applejack's

Pegasus pony, I been so fly
Get hype like (YAY)...Fluttershy (SWAG)
Derpy with the hooves we proves we got moves
Y'all toothless as Gummy, in short, ya rap funny

Yay!
 
2012-06-09 01:09:08 PM
Frank N Stein: Seriously though, shiat like this makes me think that this country is ready for another draft/large scale war.

The only way to man up these manchildren is to put them on the front lines and have a few bullets shot their way.


I run into burning buildings and perform HAZMAT Deconamination. Your argument is invalid.

/hummed this song on a Cardiac Arrest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrXMOSkBas
//Did I mention I got him back?
 
2012-06-09 01:09:16 PM

One Bad Apple: This thread is unclean, purify ...


http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/280/8/a/the_pinkie_pie_chapter _ by_laaseensld-d4c3izt.jpg
 
2012-06-09 01:11:28 PM

Frank N Stein: Seriously though, shiat like this makes me think that this country is ready for another draft/large scale war.

The only way to man up these manchildren is to put them on the front lines and have a few bullets shot their way.


Which would, in turn, give the survivors Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, causing them to seek further refuge from the horrors of their world in the show about the cute & funny ponies. Hell, Japan's anime industry sprouted into what it is today because we nuked two of their cities!

Your "solution" doesn't solve the "problem". It exacerbates it, while creating a new need for the show to exist.
 
2012-06-09 01:12:06 PM

maxx2112: Kaldea:MLP makes me HAPPY!

/Watched one episode out of curiosity last month
//Watch all episodes within a week


Thank god for HUB, eh?


/ um, or so I've heard.


I actually only watched it because I don't have cable and S01 and 02 are on Netflix now, and I've run out of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Walking Dead, and all those other common-named pirated titles, so I gave it a shot, and I'm happy I did. My sister called me the other night and asked what I was up to "Getting drunk and watching MLP". She hung up on me.

/I think I should just get cable
 
2012-06-09 01:12:14 PM
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2012-06-09 01:12:22 PM

Perditax: Wayne 985: Perditax: 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.

I have nothing against ponies. My concern is with grown men who religiously watch any programming directed at small girls by themselves. It's very Michael Jackson.

Your misogyny is showing. I love the specific reference to girls' programming. If it were Voltron we were talking about and not My Little Pony, we wouldn't be having this conversation. Your concern is not about grown men watching kids' shows. It's about men doing anything that smacks of being "something for girls", thus contaminating them with cooties or somesuch. I really thought boys grew out of their fear of "girls things" but apparently not all of them do.


There are definitely a few people in thread giving off that "if your som has a limp wrist, smack that wrist! Punch him!" vibe. Having said that, I watched an episode. Something I would have no problem sitting through if my niece put it on, but nothing I would watch all by my lonesome. It's at least better than some of the shiat my nephew likes to put on. Especially when he insists on watchhing the same episode over and over. Makes me want to rip my eues out with the claw end of a hammer.

/if any of you farkers has anything to do with Backyardigans, please please please kIll yourself
//I never thought anything could make me long for the days of Thomas the Tank Engine...but damn!
 
2012-06-09 01:12:50 PM

doglover: seriously, how do you even get ass from plot?


It originates from jokes like this, I believe. Implying bronies watch it because of sexual deviance, etc.
www.drunktiki.com
 
2012-06-09 01:13:59 PM
gunga galunga: //I never thought anything could make me long for the days of Thomas the Tank Engine...but damn!

Could ALWAYS be worse.

Could be the days of Teletubbies and Barney.
 
2012-06-09 01:14:24 PM
Can I go back to not knowing about this?
 
2012-06-09 01:15:04 PM

yesanded: Can I go back to not knowing about this?


You're free to not care, like you don't care about other things you don't watch.
 
2012-06-09 01:15:28 PM

Shadow Blasko: Frank N Stein: Seriously though, shiat like this makes me think that this country is ready for another draft/large scale war.

The only way to man up these manchildren is to put them on the front lines and have a few bullets shot their way.

/In before ITG.
//Whatever. Your grandfather would be ashamed of you.

You might wanna read upthread.

Those currently deployed to the sandbox seem to be enjoying the shiat out of some ponies.


My God. All hope is lost

/not serious

LasersHurt: That's hardly non-anonymity. But to be fair, maybe I'm wrong, you could be a dick in real life too.


I may be, but at least I don't cry when someone on the internet disagrees with me about a cartoon.
 
2012-06-09 01:15:35 PM

Satosuke: doglover: seriously, how do you even get ass from plot?

It originates from jokes like this, I believe. Implying bronies watch it because of sexual deviance, etc.
[www.drunktiki.com image 400x220]


Oh I get it... I was wondering what the hell he was talking about.
 
2012-06-09 01:16:45 PM
If you're going to have a creepy fetish for 8 year old girls television at least do it right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20BZID081Vk

Jem FTW!
 
2012-06-09 01:16:52 PM
Stop trying to redefine other people's sexuality. How I define my masculinity is none of your god damn business.
 
2012-06-09 01:18:35 PM

El Freak: pedobearapproved: What kind of adult male sits down and says "hey, I'm going to watch my little pony?"

Here's a question, one which none of the "manly men" have yet to answer: why do you care? How could it possibly effect you in any way?


Considering the thread asks if Bronies are changing the definition of masculinity, it seems appropriate for people on Fark to answer. Sorry that the answer isn't what you wanted.

Here's the real question: why do the MLP fanboys seem to need everyone else's approval? No one really cares that you watch the show, but when you get butt hurt because people don't think your obsession is masculine it's weird.
 
2012-06-09 01:18:45 PM

painless42: If you're going to have a creepy fetish for 8 year old girls television at least do it right.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-06-09 01:19:06 PM
I gotta say my favorite part of pony fandom is the response images - nothing, NOTHING pisses of someone in the politics tab more then having his beliefs undermined by an cleverly captioned image from a show about magic ponies. Drives them crazy. And finding just the right one is a joy with the creativity people put into them.

scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2012-06-09 01:19:52 PM

LasersHurt: Zerocyde: This video is incorrect. Bronies aren't "redefining masculinity" they are avoiding it.

Also, if the show is so good and has such a good message, then compliment it and move on, but any male who defines themselves by a little girl's tv show still has some growing to do and some masculinity to achieve. You don't get to just redefine a word to include you just because you're upset that you aren't included by the definition of that word.

Have you ever considered that maybe they just like it, and don't define themselves by it?


Of course I have considered that. Maybe you could re-read the post you're quoting and take note of how I was clearly addressing "any male who defines themselves by it"? Not sure why you needed to get all defensive and make up shiat.

Either way, the problem is not with people who "just happen to like the show", it's with bronies. I "just happened to like" the power puff girls back when that was on air. It was a show MADE for little girls, but it was actually a very decent show. I had young kids at the time so the TV was always on the cartoon channels and I gladly sat and watched when PPG was on if I wasn't doing anything else.

But I never wore a farking PPG t-shirt. I never went to a farking PPG convention. I never called myself a "Power Puff Guy." I never shiatted up internet communities with pictures I had drawn of the Power Puff Girls.

Why? BECAUSE I'M NOT A GODDAMNED LITTLE GIRL!
 
2012-06-09 01:21:16 PM

Zerocyde: Either way, the problem is not with people who "just happen to like the show", it's with bronies. I "just happened to like" the power puff girls back when that was on air. It was a show MADE for little girls, but it was actually a very decent show. I had young kids at the time so the TV was always on the cartoon channels and I gladly sat and watched when PPG was on if I wasn't doing anything else.

But I never wore a farking PPG t-shirt. I never went to a farking PPG convention. I never called myself a "Power Puff Guy." I never shiatted up internet communities with pictures I had drawn of the Power Puff Girls.

Why? BECAUSE I'M NOT A GODDAMNED LITTLE GIRL!


Doesn't matter.

We're still gonna love and tolerate the shiat outta you.
 
2012-06-09 01:21:22 PM

pedobearapproved: Here's the real question: why do the MLP fanboys seem to need everyone else's approval?


What approval? I have Vinyl Scratch as my iphone lock screen and wallpaper. If someone asks I'll tell 'em. Ta-da.

I don't like the term Brony. I'm doglover. I like MLP. I also like about 10000 other cartoons.

I'm also really drunk and it's 2:30 am. Let's do something stupid.
 
2012-06-09 01:22:31 PM

Zerocyde: LasersHurt: Zerocyde: This video is incorrect. Bronies aren't "redefining masculinity" they are avoiding it.

Also, if the show is so good and has such a good message, then compliment it and move on, but any male who defines themselves by a little girl's tv show still has some growing to do and some masculinity to achieve. You don't get to just redefine a word to include you just because you're upset that you aren't included by the definition of that word.

Have you ever considered that maybe they just like it, and don't define themselves by it?

Of course I have considered that. Maybe you could re-read the post you're quoting and take note of how I was clearly addressing "any male who defines themselves by it"? Not sure why you needed to get all defensive and make up shiat.

Either way, the problem is not with people who "just happen to like the show", it's with bronies. I "just happened to like" the power puff girls back when that was on air. It was a show MADE for little girls, but it was actually a very decent show. I had young kids at the time so the TV was always on the cartoon channels and I gladly sat and watched when PPG was on if I wasn't doing anything else.

But I never wore a farking PPG t-shirt. I never went to a farking PPG convention. I never called myself a "Power Puff Guy." I never shiatted up internet communities with pictures I had drawn of the Power Puff Girls.

Why? BECAUSE I'M NOT A GODDAMNED LITTLE GIRL!


So? Your anecdote should be the rule for anyone else who likes something? Again, only little girls can go to a convention about it? Why? Can you give me a legitimate reason?
 
2012-06-09 01:22:44 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-09 01:23:07 PM

doglover: pedobearapproved: Here's the real question: why do the MLP fanboys seem to need everyone else's approval?

What approval? I have Vinyl Scratch as my iphone lock screen and wallpaper. If someone asks I'll tell 'em. Ta-da.

I don't like the term Brony. I'm doglover. I like MLP. I also like about 10000 other cartoons.

I'm also really drunk and it's 2:30 am. Let's do something stupid.


We're posting in this thread still, that's kind of stupid.
 
2012-06-09 01:23:20 PM
I like cabbage patch kids.
 
2012-06-09 01:23:52 PM
I still haven't watched it, although I am curious. I loved PPG and Foster's Home, and who doesn't love Adventure Time.

Maybe I should take some time out of my busy busy work schedule to pull up an episode.
 
2012-06-09 01:23:54 PM
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