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2012-06-09 02:32:06 PM  

Captain Steroid: eddievercetti: And since it's a pony thread, the Denver Derpys!

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\ Shouldn't the plural of Derpy be "Derpies"?


Sports team plurals don't follow standard rules -- i.e., Toronto Maple Leafs, Utah Starzz, etc....
 
2012-06-09 02:32:56 PM  
JonathanChance: Is that what I think it is? Please tell me that's not some kind of sex doll....

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lyra-plushie

Yes. It's THAT Lyra Plushie.

/disturbing is what it is.
/The tumblr it spawned, however, is HILARIOUS.
 
2012-06-09 02:33:11 PM  

JonathanChance: doglover: [i.imgur.com image 640x613]

Is that what I think it is? Please tell me that's not some kind of sex doll....


It's a puppet, "bopper" style.

/At least... god I hope it is.
 
2012-06-09 02:33:42 PM  

Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: unfortunately nearly every "brony" i've had the pleasure of meeting in person is an asshat. Extremely judgemental, unaccepting, self absorbed dicks.

TO be completely honest, bronies have proven themselves time and time again to be very similar to the Christian Extremists of the internet.

/yes there are exceptions
//two of my closer friends are bronies

Are you trolling, or have you had a very weird experience? I don't doubt it's possible, so don't think I'm calling you a liar. I just think it's unlikely that you've come across a large number of "bronies," all of which are horrible, terrible people. It's just statistically unlikely.

I mean, maybe your friends are just coonts?

not trolling , this is serious. I know a very very low number of bronies that haven't completely went overboard. The majority of the bad ones i've met in person will bring about the question "Do you like ponies?" When I return the answer "no,, I've seen the show I don't care for it" they go batshiat. "You're just an unaccepting shiatlord" "What's the matter? in the closet?".

It might be an isolated incident but holy hell when nearly 2 dozen bronies do that, Is it coincidence?


Probably, but I can totally understand where you wouldn't think so. If that were my experience I'd be annoyed too. Honest question - high school?

If that's the case, take heart. Everyone's an idiot then. And after for a while. Occasionally forever, but most people learn not to be idiots after a while.
 
2012-06-09 02:33:55 PM  
Shadow Blasko: It's a puppet, "bopper" style.

/At least... god I hope it is.


No. It's a Lyra Fleshlight Sleeve. The Ebay Auction that spawned the ragestorm pretty much said "It's got a hole to put your dick in it."
 
2012-06-09 02:35:18 PM  

BronyMedic: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lyra-plushie


OH GOD IT'S NOT A PUPPET

IT'S NOT A PUPPET AT ALL
 
2012-06-09 02:36:27 PM  
Comparing pre-FIM MLP to FIM is like comparing 60s campy Batman to modern Batman.

The show has changed dramatically and is written with adults and all genders in mind as well as kids. An adult watching it is really no different than an adult watching Spongebob or Phineas and Ferb.
 
2012-06-09 02:37:08 PM  

LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: unfortunately nearly every "brony" i've had the pleasure of meeting in person is an asshat. Extremely judgemental, unaccepting, self absorbed dicks.

TO be completely honest, bronies have proven themselves time and time again to be very similar to the Christian Extremists of the internet.

/yes there are exceptions
//two of my closer friends are bronies

Are you trolling, or have you had a very weird experience? I don't doubt it's possible, so don't think I'm calling you a liar. I just think it's unlikely that you've come across a large number of "bronies," all of which are horrible, terrible people. It's just statistically unlikely.

I mean, maybe your friends are just coonts?

not trolling , this is serious. I know a very very low number of bronies that haven't completely went overboard. The majority of the bad ones i've met in person will bring about the question "Do you like ponies?" When I return the answer "no,, I've seen the show I don't care for it" they go batshiat. "You're just an unaccepting shiatlord" "What's the matter? in the closet?".

It might be an isolated incident but holy hell when nearly 2 dozen bronies do that, Is it coincidence?

Probably, but I can totally understand where you wouldn't think so. If that were my experience I'd be annoyed too. Honest question - high school?

If that's the case, take heart. Everyone's an idiot then. And after for a while. Occasionally forever, but most people learn not to be idiots after a while.


junior in college. but it isnt just around the campus its in locations around the city as well
 
2012-06-09 02:37:42 PM  

Hand Banana: Laura Faust produced the show specifically to NOT target only little girls. That's the type of ignorant stereotype she set out to end. Yes Hasbro does still market it that way but who cares what some corporate suits market it as.


Thank you for arguing then proving my point at the same time.

I'm not just talking about FiM, I'm talking about gen 1 to 3.5 as well.

And, since HASBRO makes the marketing and sets the demographic, all Ms Faust can do is throw a bone to us and make it fun, like Lebowski and Dr who references.

Hand Banana: That has nothing to do with the actual content of the show. Unless little girls are really into David Bowie, The Big Lebowski, and other such pop culture references. Also John De Lancie, Wierd Al, Seth Green, etc. as well as many members of the military enjoy the show and I certainly don't think of them as little girls.


Obviously you just chose to pick my one statement and run with it.

I'm a freaking brony. I love the show. I was explaining why I can also see where others think we might be a bit weird, at least until they look beneath the surface.

BTW... you are doing a splendid job of proving UglyBarnacles point.
 
2012-06-09 02:38:19 PM  

BronyMedic: Shadow Blasko: It's a puppet, "bopper" style.

/At least... god I hope it is.

No. It's a Lyra Fleshlight Sleeve. The Ebay Auction that spawned the ragestorm pretty much said "It's got a hole to put your dick in it."


They are so not helping.

/That is just sooo wrong, and so funny at the same time.
 
2012-06-09 02:38:31 PM  
Cowboy stares at crazy city people asking crazy city people shiat

s.ngm.com
 
2012-06-09 02:38:43 PM  

Uglybarnacle: It might be an isolated incident but holy hell when nearly 2 dozen bronies do that, Is it coincidence?

Probably, but I can totally understand where you wouldn't think so. If that were my experience I'd be annoyed too. Honest question - high school?

If that's the case, take heart. Everyone's an idiot then. And after for a while. Occasionally forever, but most people learn not to be idiots after a while.

junior in college. but it isnt just around the campus its in locations around the city as well


Okay, now I'm starting to not believe you. You just run into random Bronies around town, who stop you and ask you if you like ponies, then berate you if you don't? Really?

I mean I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, but...
 
2012-06-09 02:39:05 PM  
So....this is a thing.....wow. Just....wow. I'm embarrassed for you.
 
2012-06-09 02:39:43 PM  

MagnesDrachen: So....this is a thing.....wow. Just....wow. I'm embarrassed for you.


Whatever helps you feel better than other people.
 
2012-06-09 02:39:53 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Hand Banana: Laura Faust produced the show specifically to NOT target only little girls. That's the type of ignorant stereotype she set out to end. Yes Hasbro does still market it that way but who cares what some corporate suits market it as.

Thank you for arguing then proving my point at the same time.

I'm not just talking about FiM, I'm talking about gen 1 to 3.5 as well.

And, since HASBRO makes the marketing and sets the demographic, all Ms Faust can do is throw a bone to us and make it fun, like Lebowski and Dr who references.

Hand Banana: That has nothing to do with the actual content of the show. Unless little girls are really into David Bowie, The Big Lebowski, and other such pop culture references. Also John De Lancie, Wierd Al, Seth Green, etc. as well as many members of the military enjoy the show and I certainly don't think of them as little girls.

Obviously you just chose to pick my one statement and run with it.

I'm a freaking brony. I love the show. I was explaining why I can also see where others think we might be a bit weird, at least until they look beneath the surface.

BTW... you are doing a splendid job of proving UglyBarnacles point.


wha?

I never said the show was bad (indifferent boat here). I just said that alot of the fandom is pretty farked up.
 
2012-06-09 02:41:05 PM  

LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: It might be an isolated incident but holy hell when nearly 2 dozen bronies do that, Is it coincidence?

Probably, but I can totally understand where you wouldn't think so. If that were my experience I'd be annoyed too. Honest question - high school?

If that's the case, take heart. Everyone's an idiot then. And after for a while. Occasionally forever, but most people learn not to be idiots after a while.

junior in college. but it isnt just around the campus its in locations around the city as well

Okay, now I'm starting to not believe you. You just run into random Bronies around town, who stop you and ask you if you like ponies, then berate you if you don't? Really?

I mean I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, but...


Colorado is full of unusual people...
 
2012-06-09 02:41:38 PM  

Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: It might be an isolated incident but holy hell when nearly 2 dozen bronies do that, Is it coincidence?

Probably, but I can totally understand where you wouldn't think so. If that were my experience I'd be annoyed too. Honest question - high school?

If that's the case, take heart. Everyone's an idiot then. And after for a while. Occasionally forever, but most people learn not to be idiots after a while.

junior in college. but it isnt just around the campus its in locations around the city as well

Okay, now I'm starting to not believe you. You just run into random Bronies around town, who stop you and ask you if you like ponies, then berate you if you don't? Really?

I mean I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, but...

Colorado is full of unusual people...


Clearly. Such nice landscapes, though.
 
2012-06-09 02:43:45 PM  

Uglybarnacle: wha?

I never said the show was bad (indifferent boat here). I just said that alot of the fandom is pretty farked up.


I meant that some bronies seem to go from 0 to OMGTHEREISNOTHINGWRONGWITHMYLOVEOFTHESHOWHOWDAREYOU?!?! in 10 seconds flat if you even agree that there are somethings about that show that the haters have a legitimate point on.

MLP FiM has a target demographic of young females, 5 to 12. Lauren Faust has farkall to do with that. HASBRO controls that. Lauren is responsible (partly) in making it awesome for all ages, but don't try to say it is not for little kids. There just seem to be a lot of lessons in there that are good for all ages.
 
2012-06-09 02:45:13 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Thank you for arguing then proving my point at the same time.

I'm not just talking about FiM, I'm talking about gen 1 to 3.5 as well.

And, since HASBRO makes the marketing and sets the demographic, all Ms Faust can do is throw a bone to us and make it fun, like Lebowski and Dr who references.


No one cares about gen 1 to 3.5, it's not the same show at all.

What is your point though. You say you enjoy the show so why do you care who it is marketed to? Can a show only be watched an enjoyed by the marketing demographic? If a show is good a show is good, I don't care if it is marketed to lesbian nazis. That's not going to affect my enjoyment of it and if other people have a problem with it that's their problem.
 
2012-06-09 02:46:56 PM  
Aw man! I came here wanting brownies and all I get is this crap. Yay! good for you, you like ponies. Whootie shiat
 
2012-06-09 02:47:48 PM  

Hand Banana: Shadow Blasko: Thank you for arguing then proving my point at the same time.

I'm not just talking about FiM, I'm talking about gen 1 to 3.5 as well.

And, since HASBRO makes the marketing and sets the demographic, all Ms Faust can do is throw a bone to us and make it fun, like Lebowski and Dr who references.

No one cares about gen 1 to 3.5, it's not the same show at all.

What is your point though. You say you enjoy the show so why do you care who it is marketed to? Can a show only be watched an enjoyed by the marketing demographic? If a show is good a show is good, I don't care if it is marketed to lesbian nazis. That's not going to affect my enjoyment of it and if other people have a problem with it that's their problem.


I DONT Care. Thats why I will be at BroNYCon.

What I am saying is that when someone comes up to you and says "Why do you like a little girls show? That is kinda creepy." I don't go all defensive on them, and I can see where they are coming from, especially if they have never seen the show.
 
2012-06-09 02:48:39 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Uglybarnacle: wha?

I never said the show was bad (indifferent boat here). I just said that alot of the fandom is pretty farked up.

I meant that some bronies seem to go from 0 to OMGTHEREISNOTHINGWRONGWITHMYLOVEOFTHESHOWHOWDAREYOU?!?! in 10 seconds flat if you even agree that there are somethings about that show that the haters have a legitimate point on.

MLP FiM has a target demographic of young females, 5 to 12. Lauren Faust has farkall to do with that. HASBRO controls that. Lauren is responsible (partly) in making it awesome for all ages, but don't try to say it is not for little kids. There just seem to be a lot of lessons in there that are good for all ages.


yeah. likewise the show isnt bad. I rank it around the same place as that Foster's Home show that younger siblings watched on CN. a big "meh" of disinterest. But holy cripes some will get mad in a debate if you point out holes in the show. My honest opinion of the little 'cameo's' thrown in the show is that its meant to help parents be able to sit through it and not be completely bored to a lul if their little girl is watching the show etc. Disney did it in their movies. I'm not really sure if it was fully intended to appease the audience of addicts. Wouldn't that be feeding pigeons?
 
2012-06-09 02:49:03 PM  

Kaldea: doglover: [i.imgur.com image 640x613]

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Seems fitting...
 
2012-06-09 02:50:48 PM  

LasersHurt: You sure like to read into someone else' choice of television show quite a lot.


Whether you like it or not, each and every action you take is a characteristic of your personality. So, by revealing your actions you also reveal who you are.
 
2012-06-09 02:51:13 PM  

Skyfrog: Comparing pre-FIM MLP to FIM is like comparing 60s campy Batman to modern Batman.


They both exist only to sell toys.
 
2012-06-09 02:52:10 PM  

Uglybarnacle: I'm not really sure if it was fully intended to appease the audience of addicts. Wouldn't that be feeding pigeons?


They seem to enjoy the community and work in stuff from the community - Derpy Hooves being a good example. She was an accidental background character created by a computer's selection of features. People saw her, named her Derpy Hooves, and ultimately that became the character's official name (and they kept her around).

Certainly MOST of the decisions made have nothing to do with the fans, of course, but they do like to "give back" a bit.
 
2012-06-09 02:52:55 PM  

GreatBunzinni: LasersHurt: You sure like to read into someone else' choice of television show quite a lot.

Whether you like it or not, each and every action you take is a characteristic of your personality. So, by revealing your actions you also reveal who you are.


And by judging peoples' character by a single show they like, you're revealing who you are.
 
2012-06-09 02:53:39 PM  
I Like Bread: They both exist only to sell toys.

What Cartoon does not?

The era of creating a kids' cartoon simply for a cartoon - things like Ren and Stimpy, or Animaniacs - is over. Either it's E/I subsidized programming which has to conform to a certain standard of morality, or it's merchandise driven. Even the mainstream anime that is shown on these networks is used to sell toys.
 
2012-06-09 02:54:49 PM  

LasersHurt: Shadow Blasko: LasersHurt: oh_please: Bronies, do what you want, like what you want, it's cool...but don't pretend that this whole thing is anything other than a need to belong to something. Personally, I think you guys could choose something less creepy, but whatever.

What's creepy about liking a cartoon? I'd like an honest answer that doesn't rely on gender role stereotypes.

Because we base our fandom around a show who's target demographic is little girls?

I mean, I'm a proud brony, but even I can see that those who are just peeking into our world might go .. "Whaaaaa???"

Doesn't make it any less awesome, but I don't expect *most* people to understand it.

I just don't get "creepy." There are lots of people who like things that aren't targeted towards them, but they're generally not considered "creepy."


Exactly!

The only reason people are getting so worked up about grown males watching it is because they assume the target audience is little girls. Replace My Little Pony with say, Phineas and Ferb (which is smart and entertaining just like MLP) and you no longer have the outrage. It just magically disappears, because there's no perception that P&F is for little girls.
 
2012-06-09 02:55:07 PM  

oh_please: That's not what it's about. It's about being a part of some cool exclusive club, and when most people find it creepy, that only reinforces the whole "so uncool it's cool" thing. It's like a clique in high school, except they're not in high school, and it's retarded. Then when they get called out on it, it's all WHARGARRRRBL WHAT ABOUT SPORTS PERSONAL FREEDOM I'M A CRUSADER, blah blah blah, when it's not about that at all, it's a need to belong to something.


I think you nailed it. Liking a cartoon, or indeed any TV show, book, movie, whatever is fine. It is obsessing about it to the point of having an identifier (bronies) that says something else is going on and I think you are right: The people who go crazy overboard with the fandom are looking for something to belong to, and this is just their chosen thing.

If you like the show, that's great, but maybe a bit less with the obsession.
 
2012-06-09 02:56:08 PM  

LasersHurt: What's creepy about liking a cartoon? I'd like an honest answer that doesn't rely on gender role stereotypes.


Once you organize meetings based on a show, put together and participate in all sorts of group activities based on the show and identify yourself as a group based on the show, you've clearly way more than liking a cartoon.

It's like cats. Enjoying a couple of lolcat pictures isn't creepy, but keeping hundreds of cats around you, referring to yourself as cat lady and putting together group meetings to talk about cats... That's creepy.
 
2012-06-09 02:56:37 PM  

sycraft: I think you nailed it. Liking a cartoon, or indeed any TV show, book, movie, whatever is fine. It is obsessing about it to the point of having an identifier (bronies) that says something else is going on and I think you are right:


Please point to any fandom, interest group, or literally any other group that does not have a term. Having a term is not a sign of anything but the fact that humans communicate via verbal language.
 
2012-06-09 02:57:20 PM  

I Like Bread: Skyfrog: Comparing pre-FIM MLP to FIM is like comparing 60s campy Batman to modern Batman.

They both exist only to sell toys.


Television itself only exists to sell things.
 
2012-06-09 02:58:02 PM  

GreatBunzinni: LasersHurt: What's creepy about liking a cartoon? I'd like an honest answer that doesn't rely on gender role stereotypes.

Once you organize meetings based on a show, put together and participate in all sorts of group activities based on the show and identify yourself as a group based on the show, you've clearly way more than liking a cartoon.

It's like cats. Enjoying a couple of lolcat pictures isn't creepy, but keeping hundreds of cats around you, referring to yourself as cat lady and putting together group meetings to talk about cats... That's creepy.


So every single fandom is creepy. Medicine is creepy. Sports are creepy.

The metric of "you have words, and also meet together!" is ridiculous on the face of it. Humans gather together based on their interests. Get over it.
 
2012-06-09 02:58:45 PM  

GreatBunzinni: Once you organize meetings based on a show, put together and participate in all sorts of group activities based on the show and identify yourself as a group based on the show, you've clearly way more than liking a cartoon.


You mean like Trekkies and Star Trek conventions?
 
2012-06-09 02:59:09 PM  
GreatBunzinni: It's like cats. Enjoying a couple of lolcat pictures isn't creepy, but keeping hundreds of cats around you, referring to yourself as cat lady and putting together group meetings to talk about cats... That's creepy.

Wait.

Enjoying a fan dom which has taken an initial concept far beyond what it could ever be taken under the watchful eye of corporate censors, and wanting to come together with like minded people who enjoy the creative inspiration from that (The majority of people I know who self-identify as "Bronies" are people who are creative and/or artistic. Hell, Skrillex himself has used DJ Pon-e/Vinyl Scratch), is the same as animal hoarding, which is a devastating psychological illness?

You might want to give your money back to Hollywood Upstairs Medical School. They didn't give you a very good education on your Psych rotations.
 
2012-06-09 02:59:24 PM  

LasersHurt: sycraft: I think you nailed it. Liking a cartoon, or indeed any TV show, book, movie, whatever is fine. It is obsessing about it to the point of having an identifier (bronies) that says something else is going on and I think you are right:

Please point to any fandom, interest group, or literally any other group that does not have a term. Having a term is not a sign of anything but the fact that humans communicate via verbal language.


term or very succinct name? Looking at other fandoms there are outsider assigned names (usually negative) but not self designated ones (aka sonifag).

Off the top of my head, the only one that seems to have a self designated name as of recent is the MLP fanbase.

if you look at non internet organizations and such, yeah theres more,but not very many fandom associated ones.
 
2012-06-09 03:00:22 PM  
oh and trekkies. definitely trekkies
 
2012-06-09 03:00:37 PM  

GreatBunzinni: These "bronies" aren't redefining masculinity. These are childish people who regressed and took refuge from life by adopting a childish activity as a form of escapism.

So, the reason why "bronies" are the negation of masculinity is not that they are effeminate; it's because they explicitly intend to avoid masculinity. These are men-child who yearn for a better time where they were pampered by a motherly figure and therefore avoid the adult world, with their responsibilities, demands and impositions, in favour of their own little children world.


Y'know, I've never watched the show. But one of my pet peeves is insecure men obsessed with manliness who keep blathering about man cards and lecturing the rest of us on what's proper. So you know what? Because of you and a few others in this thread, I'm going to give this show a shot.

Because fark you, nobody tells me how to act like a man.
 
2012-06-09 03:01:28 PM  

Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: sycraft: I think you nailed it. Liking a cartoon, or indeed any TV show, book, movie, whatever is fine. It is obsessing about it to the point of having an identifier (bronies) that says something else is going on and I think you are right:

Please point to any fandom, interest group, or literally any other group that does not have a term. Having a term is not a sign of anything but the fact that humans communicate via verbal language.

term or very succinct name? Looking at other fandoms there are outsider assigned names (usually negative) but not self designated ones (aka sonifag).

Off the top of my head, the only one that seems to have a self designated name as of recent is the MLP fanbase.

if you look at non internet organizations and such, yeah theres more,but not very many fandom associated ones.


So it's only a problem if the name used is pithy?
 
2012-06-09 03:02:02 PM  
My 4-year-old daughter loves the show, but every time she wants to watch it my oldest son (2 1/2 years old) tries to get into a fight with her to prevent her from watching it.

My boys aren't going to be Bronies.
 
2012-06-09 03:03:01 PM  

LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: sycraft: I think you nailed it. Liking a cartoon, or indeed any TV show, book, movie, whatever is fine. It is obsessing about it to the point of having an identifier (bronies) that says something else is going on and I think you are right:

Please point to any fandom, interest group, or literally any other group that does not have a term. Having a term is not a sign of anything but the fact that humans communicate via verbal language.

term or very succinct name? Looking at other fandoms there are outsider assigned names (usually negative) but not self designated ones (aka sonifag).

Off the top of my head, the only one that seems to have a self designated name as of recent is the MLP fanbase.

if you look at non internet organizations and such, yeah theres more,but not very many fandom associated ones.

So it's only a problem if the name used is pithy?


i never said it was really a problem, i just said not alot of fandoms get to the point of self-assigning names to represent themselves.
 
2012-06-09 03:03:09 PM  

Gleeman: This x infinity.


Oh dear hell, Grave of the Fireflies crushed my soul and left me feeling depressed. Good movie. Saw it once and could never convince myself to see it again.

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 are on TV, I'm watching it.


Those age-old Looney Tunes are fun to watch though. Most are also composed with orchestral soundtracks. That and those old shows really say something about the racial tensions and war propaganda at that time.
 
2012-06-09 03:03:38 PM  

LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: I'm not really sure if it was fully intended to appease the audience of addicts. Wouldn't that be feeding pigeons?

They seem to enjoy the community and work in stuff from the community - Derpy Hooves being a good example. She was an accidental background character created by a computer's selection of features. People saw her, named her Derpy Hooves, and ultimately that became the character's official name (and they kept her around).

Certainly MOST of the decisions made have nothing to do with the fans, of course, but they do like to "give back" a bit.


Sadly they officially revoked Derpy's name after a bunch of idiots started screaming that it was offensive to mentally disabled people or some such crap. They edited the episode to remove her name, but fortunately they can never take back the copies that already aired. At least they didn't take her crossed eyes away (though they did tone them down a bit).
 
2012-06-09 03:03:38 PM  

BronyMedic: Hell, Skrillex himself has used DJ Pon-e/Vinyl Scratch),


DeadMau5 too now.
 
2012-06-09 03:04:42 PM  
Wife is asleep.

Visit pr0n sites.
 
2012-06-09 03:05:18 PM  

Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: sycraft: I think you nailed it. Liking a cartoon, or indeed any TV show, book, movie, whatever is fine. It is obsessing about it to the point of having an identifier (bronies) that says something else is going on and I think you are right:

Please point to any fandom, interest group, or literally any other group that does not have a term. Having a term is not a sign of anything but the fact that humans communicate via verbal language.

term or very succinct name? Looking at other fandoms there are outsider assigned names (usually negative) but not self designated ones (aka sonifag).

Off the top of my head, the only one that seems to have a self designated name as of recent is the MLP fanbase.

if you look at non internet organizations and such, yeah theres more,but not very many fandom associated ones.

So it's only a problem if the name used is pithy?

i never said it was really a problem, i just said not alot of fandoms get to the point of self-assigning names to represent themselves.


I'll ask the Browncoats, Otaku, Trekkies, etc about it.

(I think you just don't KNOW that they have terms)

And again, literally EVERY group has a term they use for themselves. Sometimes they use existing words, sometimes they use puns. Happens.
 
2012-06-09 03:05:25 PM  

Bigglesworth III: Those age-old Looney Tunes are fun to watch though.


So are modern cartoons, what is your point?
 
2012-06-09 03:07:05 PM  

LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: Uglybarnacle: LasersHurt: sycraft: I think you nailed it. Liking a cartoon, or indeed any TV show, book, movie, whatever is fine. It is obsessing about it to the point of having an identifier (bronies) that says something else is going on and I think you are right:

Please point to any fandom, interest group, or literally any other group that does not have a term. Having a term is not a sign of anything but the fact that humans communicate via verbal language.

term or very succinct name? Looking at other fandoms there are outsider assigned names (usually negative) but not self designated ones (aka sonifag).

Off the top of my head, the only one that seems to have a self designated name as of recent is the MLP fanbase.

if you look at non internet organizations and such, yeah theres more,but not very many fandom associated ones.

So it's only a problem if the name used is pithy?

i never said it was really a problem, i just said not alot of fandoms get to the point of self-assigning names to represent themselves.

I'll ask the Browncoats, Otaku, Trekkies, etc about it.

(I think you just don't KNOW that they have terms)

And again, literally EVERY group has a term they use for themselves. Sometimes they use existing words, sometimes they use puns. Happens.


i can't delve that far into the interwebs! its dangerous!
 
2012-06-09 03:07:17 PM  

Inigo: i.imgur.com


This picture is real?
 
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