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2012-07-01 04:57:27 PM
ANOTHER Pony thread?

1.bp.blogspot.com

/maybe they're trying to determine what Peak pony is.
 
2012-07-01 05:01:11 PM
Oh, and as one of the people who watches the show, and will usually defend bronies...

I don't get the convention thing. I also don't get cosplay, fanfiction, or a lot of the other obsessive fan things.

Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention, and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.
 
2012-07-01 05:12:17 PM
In other news, child kidnapping cases have dropped 100% for the day...
 
2012-07-01 05:26:37 PM
That file photo of the pony toy is from G3, not G4 which is the only generation that bronies are into anyway.

/amateurs
//the lot of them
 
2012-07-01 05:47:57 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-07-01 06:01:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-01 06:04:00 PM
Freepers discover bronies with predictable results

//I'd rather live in a world full of bronies than a world full of freepers.
 
2012-07-01 06:07:22 PM
From the comments:

Everyone at this convention should be fingerprinted and added to the offender list.

haha
 
2012-07-01 06:11:58 PM
What is this guys fark handle?
 
2012-07-01 06:16:04 PM

cretinbob: Freepers discover bronies with predictable results

//I'd rather live in a world full of bronies than a world full of freepers.


Could some brave Farker post a few choice quotes. I'd rather not get any freeper on me.
 
2012-07-01 06:16:56 PM
The Pony Movement doesn't get anywhere near the level of a 4,000 attendee con if the internet doesn't collectively freak out about Ponies. Agree or disagree?
 
2012-07-01 06:19:55 PM
Good for them. It's great to have a hobby and to translate internet interaction into real-world interaction. I met my white power militia buddies ingame WoW. At first I was like "hey, HItler420" and "Holohoax69" sure like to talk about how orcs are ruining their neighborhood and schools" but then a lightbulb went off and eventually we met up and I have friends for life now.
 
2012-07-01 06:38:17 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Good for them. It's great to have a hobby and to translate internet interaction into real-world interaction. I met my white power militia buddies ingame WoW. At first I was like "hey, HItler420" and "Holohoax69" sure like to talk about how orcs are ruining their neighborhood and schools" but then a lightbulb went off and eventually we met up and I have friends for life now.


i lol'd.
 
2012-07-01 06:39:32 PM

exatron: cretinbob: Freepers discover bronies with predictable results

//I'd rather live in a world full of bronies than a world full of freepers.

Could some brave Farker post a few choice quotes. I'd rather not get any freeper on me.


Really nothing beyond what you would read here. Basically a link to a yahoo article and then some comments. I was expecting much worse than this...

"Better this than an "Occupy" scumbag, I suppose..."

""No, I'm not gay...I just pretend I am at conventions"."

"Childish or effeminate men is THE major theme of modern media."

"The only up-side to this crap is that these 'men' are extremely unlikely to ever reproduce, thus mitigating the long-term genetic damage to the herd."

There were even some people defending it

"I think the show is fantastic. It is essentially a complete remake of the POS 1980s version you're thinking of."

"That is kind of weird. But then I used to come back to the dorm my freshman and sophomore years in college and watch "Duck Tales" in the common area, so I probably shouldn't talk. Half the guys on my floor watched that and other cartoons in the afternoons lol."
 
2012-07-01 06:42:34 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Good for them. It's great to have a hobby and to translate internet interaction into real-world interaction.

Yep. Then I laughed at the rest. And remembered I met you once . . . at a Fark party.


FirstNationalBastard: Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention,

I've been to SF cons of various kinds, and there's a huge difference between different cons. Still, it's like the difference between Bach and Mozart -- acquired arts can seem the same to people who haven't acquired them. And acquiring them doesn't make you a better person; it just lets you appreciate them. Doesn't guarantee you will.

Fandom of any kind is a big place, with a wide range of people.


and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.

This is true. Fanatic uniform is fanatic uniform.

I know four bronies in real life, that I can think of. One is a pretty normal guy, or at least he certainly passes for normal. The other three are attractive women. I'm still not getting into it, though. I was a casual fan of the Powerpuff Girls, and that's about as far as I go in that particular direction.

But that's just me.
 
2012-07-01 06:44:56 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, and as one of the people who watches the show, and will usually defend bronies...

I don't get the convention thing. I also don't get cosplay, fanfiction, or a lot of the other obsessive fan things.

Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention, and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.


Please, I know you are the one who writes Bobby and the Gorilla based slashfic. I'm on to you.

/waiting for your weekly update
 
2012-07-01 06:45:07 PM

exatron: cretinbob: Freepers discover bronies with predictable results

//I'd rather live in a world full of bronies than a world full of freepers.

Could some brave Farker post a few choice quotes. I'd rather not get any freeper on me.


iowntheworld.com

What James and his friends need is a good healthy dose of The Three Stooges to snap them out of this. About 20 - 25 Stooges shorts, mostly with Curly, and a few "Shemps" thrown in, should be enough to get them back on the right path. .

(Shemp was always better than Curly, not that Curly was bad)

general homophobia references, and this gem

I think the show is fantastic. It is essentially a complete remake of the POS 1980s version you're thinking of.

I'm a married father of 7 and grandfather of 2


They'll probably delete that guys account

And this made me laugh (NSFW)
Of course that's someone using MLP as a marketing tool rather than it being a brony thing
 
2012-07-01 06:47:26 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-01 06:55:23 PM
So these are guys who's sacks never dropped , right?
 
2012-07-01 07:01:47 PM
Fandoms cycle in and out. Let them enjoy their show. They let the rest of us idiots on the internet so they might as well let them.
 
2012-07-01 07:04:48 PM
In b4 "OMG BRONIES ARE GROSS PEDOS!

/bronie myself
 
2012-07-01 07:05:20 PM

Antidamascus: Fandoms cycle in and out. Let them enjoy their show. They let the rest of us idiots on the internet so they might as well let them.


Let the fools have their tar tar sauce!
 
2012-07-01 07:08:15 PM
Oh, hooray.

Another thread of socially awkward nerds on an internet site bashing other socially awkward nerds for liking a cartoon show.
 
2012-07-01 07:11:40 PM

Dhusk: a


Buttered, Caramel, or plain popcorn?
 
2012-07-01 07:13:54 PM
WHOA! The fun HAS been doubled! O.O

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-01 07:24:11 PM
So I googled 'sexy brony' with the intent on giving you guys the benefit of the doubt, however...

www.gameinformer.com

www.forkparty.com
 
2012-07-01 07:24:16 PM

FirstNationalBastard:

Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention, and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.


This.
 
2012-07-01 07:29:32 PM

emiliogtz: FirstNationalBastard:

Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention, and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.

This.


2nd

Brony thread with a Vengeance? Where's my popcorn GIF?
 
2012-07-01 07:31:32 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention, and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.


I like the Packers, Star Trek, anime and ponies. Does that make me a god of nerds!?
 
2012-07-01 07:40:32 PM
This is all a plan by government scientists to get a certain type of people to organize themselves so they can all be 'culled from the herd' easily. This BronyCon event was just the thing to get a bunch of them together to infect them with something that they'll pass quickly among eachother. Since STDs are not an option it's more likely more dangerous. Something that can be transmitted through sweat or coughed out from the mucous membranes. It'll probably get out of control and destroy society as we know it. All because of bronies
 
2012-07-01 07:56:00 PM
www.myfacewhen.com
 
2012-07-01 07:57:20 PM
So when are we going to hit peak bronie on fark much like peak oil?
 
2012-07-01 07:59:56 PM
I wanted to go to BronyCon but after seeing that it ended up being 4,000 people (mostly aspy neckbeards with fedoras and flip-flops), I realized that I probably wouldn't have enjoyed myself much.

In fact, I think I had a better time last night going to a burlesque show with my fiance (he's also a brony) and a couple other fans of MLP (both het., one with aspergers... I will never go with that one to a burlesque show again).

So, all in all, I suppose even though I love the show and a lot of the fan creations, I'm really getting sick of many of the fans. I wish they'd all go back to Pokemon/Digimon/Sonic and stop creeping out all the neurotypical fans and non-fans.
 
2012-07-01 08:08:23 PM
I rather like the cartoon, but feel no need to participate some greater movement built from it. I like watching Star Trek, but I don't feel the need to learn Klingon or write a Kirk/Spock slashfic.

In addition, going to any fan convention (for any fandom, really) would be destructive to my soul, for I have an unparalleled sensitivity to second-hand embarrassment. I cringe when watching awkward scenes unfold on "The Office." I'm fairly certain actually attending something like this would cause my heart to give out.

/now give me season 3 already
 
2012-07-01 08:08:53 PM
sfw? you decide

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/545183_3755873468115_1511747 7 66_n.jpg
 
2012-07-01 08:15:22 PM

Strolpol:
/now give me season 3 already


Agreed.

Although, I'm betting season 3 will be the end.

Only 13 episodes announced so far, and those 13 episodes bring the show to the magic syndication number of 65. The show isn't exactly what's making Hasbro the money, and the reruns will always be there to sell toys.
 
2012-07-01 08:40:52 PM

Wollffeey: I wanted to go to BronyCon but after seeing that it ended up being 4,000 people (mostly aspy neckbeards with fedoras and flip-flops), I realized that I probably wouldn't have enjoyed myself much.

In fact, I think I had a better time last night going to a burlesque show with my fiance (he's also a brony) and a couple other fans of MLP (both het., one with aspergers... I will never go with that one to a burlesque show again).

So, all in all, I suppose even though I love the show and a lot of the fan creations, I'm really getting sick of many of the fans. I wish they'd all go back to Pokemon/Digimon/Sonic and stop creeping out all the neurotypical fans and non-fans.


oh hey wollffeey -- still doing voice work?
 
2012-07-01 08:52:20 PM

Greenbeanx: So when are we going to hit peak bronie on fark much like peak oil?


when it hits the anus?
 
2012-07-01 08:56:01 PM

flamingboar: FirstNationalBastard: Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention, and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.

I like the Packers, Star Trek, anime and ponies. Does that make me a god of nerds!?


It would be better if you were a Denver Ponies fan.
img13.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-01 09:12:12 PM

Dinobot: oh hey wollffeey -- still doing voice work?


Yup. We're going to start The Vinyl Scratch Tapes season 2 soon, I'm currently voicing various roles for the Doctor Whooves Adventures, I've got a few parts in the Welcome to Ponyville game, I'm playing Diamond Tiara in the Fallout: Equestria audio adaptation, and the crew doing Doctor Whooves is about to finish casting roles for a radio-style audio drama based on Daring Do (I'm playing Daring). Those aren't counting the smaller projects I'm also in.

The amount of work is crazy, but it's fun, and for the most part the bronies involved in the voice acting side of things are pretty down to earth and fun to chat with. There's some drama but it's with only a couple VAs, one of which is too popular for her own good and expects parts to be handed to her on a silver platter. But I digress.
 
2012-07-01 09:27:14 PM

Wollffeey: Dinobot: oh hey wollffeey -- still doing voice work?

Yup. We're going to start The Vinyl Scratch Tapes season 2 soon, I'm currently voicing various roles for the Doctor Whooves Adventures, I've got a few parts in the Welcome to Ponyville game, I'm playing Diamond Tiara in the Fallout: Equestria audio adaptation, and the crew doing Doctor Whooves is about to finish casting roles for a radio-style audio drama based on Daring Do (I'm playing Daring). Those aren't counting the smaller projects I'm also in.

The amount of work is crazy, but it's fun, and for the most part the bronies involved in the voice acting side of things are pretty down to earth and fun to chat with. There's some drama but it's with only a couple VAs, one of which is too popular for her own good and expects parts to be handed to her on a silver platter. But I digress.


I never find out about any of the drama of the community, I'm pretty disconnected from things, all things considered.

Also, it's always fun when you can actually contribute something to the community -- my contribution is much much smaller though -- all I'm good for is lettering and typesetting. Have you seen the pony 4komas? I'm the one doing the scanlation

i96.photobucket.com
i96.photobucket.com

these are just some panels of the several 4komas I've worked on.
 
2012-07-01 09:48:35 PM
Bronies=pedophiles.
 
2012-07-01 09:54:42 PM

Dinobot: flamingboar: FirstNationalBastard: Oh, and to address the shiatstorm coming this way... there's no difference between a Brony convention and a Star Trek convention, or an Anime convention, and a Brony going to a convention dressed up is no different than the guy in the stands at a Packers game wearing no shirt and a cheese hat.

I like the Packers, Star Trek, anime and ponies. Does that make me a god of nerds!?

It would be better if you were a Denver Ponies fan.
[img13.imageshack.us image 220x308]


farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-01 09:57:32 PM

Dinobot: Wollffeey: Dinobot: oh hey wollffeey -- still doing voice work?

Yup. We're going to start The Vinyl Scratch Tapes season 2 soon, I'm currently voicing various roles for the Doctor Whooves Adventures, I've got a few parts in the Welcome to Ponyville game, I'm playing Diamond Tiara in the Fallout: Equestria audio adaptation, and the crew doing Doctor Whooves is about to finish casting roles for a radio-style audio drama based on Daring Do (I'm playing Daring). Those aren't counting the smaller projects I'm also in.

The amount of work is crazy, but it's fun, and for the most part the bronies involved in the voice acting side of things are pretty down to earth and fun to chat with. There's some drama but it's with only a couple VAs, one of which is too popular for her own good and expects parts to be handed to her on a silver platter. But I digress.

I never find out about any of the drama of the community, I'm pretty disconnected from things, all things considered.

Also, it's always fun when you can actually contribute something to the community -- my contribution is much much smaller though -- all I'm good for is lettering and typesetting. Have you seen the pony 4komas? I'm the one doing the scanlation

[i96.photobucket.com image 207x150]
[i96.photobucket.com image 203x150]

these are just some panels of the several 4komas I've worked on.


I haven't heard of it, but mainly because I'm not really in to webcomics. I have a hard time keeping up with them.
 
2012-07-01 10:10:44 PM

Wollffeey: Dinobot: oh hey wollffeey -- still doing voice work?

Yup. We're going to start The Vinyl Scratch Tapes season 2 soon, I'm currently voicing various roles for the Doctor Whooves Adventures, I've got a few parts in the Welcome to Ponyville game, I'm playing Diamond Tiara in the Fallout: Equestria audio adaptation, and the crew doing Doctor Whooves is about to finish casting roles for a radio-style audio drama based on Daring Do (I'm playing Daring). Those aren't counting the smaller projects I'm also in.

The amount of work is crazy, but it's fun, and for the most part the bronies involved in the voice acting side of things are pretty down to earth and fun to chat with. There's some drama but it's with only a couple VAs, one of which is too popular for her own good and expects parts to be handed to her on a silver platter. But I digress.


You. Are. Awesome. O_O
 
2012-07-01 10:17:36 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I don't get the convention thing. I also don't get cosplay, fanfiction, or a lot of the other obsessive fan things.


I've been to a few. It's just a thing to do for fun. You meet (semi) famous people, you can buy signed crap, and it's all in the same place. I got to listen to a voice actors class by Rob Paulsen, voice of Pinky, Raphael and about 10 million other awesome characters. And see some Jawas and some Klingons hanging out eating crappy hotel food. And see large women selling Kirk/ Spock gay fan-fiction scripts. It's a hell of an experience.
 
2012-07-01 10:20:15 PM
So... anyone else got a pony Tumblr?

static.tumblr.com

Ion Sparkle needs more friends.
 
2012-07-01 10:23:46 PM

loonatic112358: yea.... seems more like an existing fetish that was applied to current media


yes, pedophilia has been around for quite awhile

they've just rarely been so open about it
 
2012-07-01 10:24:50 PM

BigJake: yes, pedophilia has been around for quite awhilethey've just rarely been so open about it


so, how long have you been doing it then?
 
2012-07-01 10:26:28 PM

BigJake: loonatic112358: yea.... seems more like an existing fetish that was applied to current media

yes, pedophilia has been around for quite awhile

they've just rarely been so open about it


You're tiresome.

Liking a cartoon, any cartoon, does not mean you want to boink kids. End of discussion.

/pony fan who hates children
 
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