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2012-09-22 08:16:35 PM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-22 08:36:55 PM  
3 votes:

gameshowhost: whidbey: Don'cha just love it when old busted dead memes from /b/ find new life on Reddit and Fark?

I don't either.

I finally gave up and joined the filthy proles in their little game. :-|

/still believe that 'heart-of-hearts brony-lovers' are farking mentally ill


Y'know, I like the show. I also like MST3K, Doctor Who, the various Law and Order series, Star Trek, and the Dick Van Dyke Show.

I don't get the whole brony thing... the conventions, the fanfic, the costumes... of course, I don't get the same behavior for Star Trek fans, either. But whatever makes 'em happy.

Whatever. Here's Derpy.

i6.photobucket.com
2012-09-22 10:11:21 PM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: cookiefleck: It's neither, even though the brony haters really really want it to be.

I'm aware it's not for many, but surely you can see how the connotation is easy to come by? It's just such a creepy thing to attach to.


Yeah, well, when people get attached to things like lolicons and other weird crap, nothing surprises me anymore.

I've just learned to nod, smile, and move on.

Also, Gat,

I owe you an apology. I called you a troll, but in thinking about it, I
realized that that doesn't do justice to what you do, and how I generally
regard you.

I find that a lot of times, we agree in general, although I don't think
I'm necessarily as militant or hard core about how things should be done
than you.

Aside from the 2nd Amendment/carry/self defense issues, which I doubt
we'll ever see eye to eye on (and I figure that's probably a factor of
experiences and fundamental differences in upbringing, etc.), I generally
find you have interesting points and do enjoy reading what you post.
2012-09-22 09:31:24 PM  
2 votes:

optional: Cyno01: [i.imgur.com image 673x1024]

Wow, I'd pretend to be a brony to tap that.


Better: Threesome with this Rainbow Dash cosplayer:
cdn.uproxx.com
2012-09-22 09:28:53 PM  
2 votes:

Dinobot: Cyno01: [i.imgur.com image 673x1024]

[fc01.deviantart.net image 400x621]


25.media.tumblr.com
2012-09-22 09:07:32 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-22 08:25:33 PM  
2 votes:

roadkillontheweb: Don't get the pony thing! Don't think I want to? Too damn old to care.
But whatever floats your boat, it is still a free country?


i.imgur.com

/not a brony, just snarky
2012-09-22 08:24:06 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-23 07:45:09 AM  
1 vote:

Terrified Asexual Forcemeat: Where are all these professional shots coming from?


Cameras.
2012-09-23 02:03:01 AM  
1 vote:
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-09-23 01:31:07 AM  
1 vote:

theMightyRegeya: I don't get the...obsession.


My Little Pony is a really rich world. The show is parsed down for kids, but there's some high drama there. 1000 years in the moon? God of chaos? Space bears and time travel? That's a fertile soil at least on par with Tolkien.

Add to that the ease at which anyone can draw a pony and the speed which the internet lets you share. Attract some top notch animators who enjoy the show and make their own contributions and Hasboro's really open and sharing attitude with the copyrights and suddenly anyone can do anything with the characters for free. Content explodes, fans fill in the back-stories for the ponies with no names, take show stories deeper, and make their own stories in general.

Every fandom has fan fics. In Japan doujinshi, or fan manga, is a common sight in manga shops. The ponies just hit America at a time when both American and Japanese animations are at a minimum. There hasn't been a really good cartoon with mass appeal in awhile, so the otaku types were getting pent up. So when the dam burst on FiM, there was a lot of potential artists and they all went for the same thing. Metric fark ton of good content overnight, practically. That's why it becomes an obsession.
2012-09-23 12:59:33 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: theMightyRegeya: I wish I "got" the brony thing. I really do.

My Little Pony is, from an animation stand point, kind of like Tombstone was to western movies: a perfect blend of old and new talent with a good story to work with.

It was pitched by Lauren Faust (wife of craig mccracken) and has voices like Tara Strong and Kathleen Barr on board. Tabitha St Germain came with the Pony franchise, and while I was unaware she's damn good. Then on the animation you've got some really good people who've done other stuff, like Sibsy, who did a lot of Disney stuff, as well as the inspirations draw straight from Looney Tunes and other classic animation with the anime inspired gloss to make the ponies look less like hideous hippos of the previous generations and more like real cartoon characters and some really talented guys on music and sound.

Then take all that and give the characters decent personalities and an interesting wold. Previously, the ponies would sit around and highlight of the day was Pinkie having a pretend tea party with her dolls. In this incarnation, dragons attack, battles are fought, and every few days one of the main characters goes completely farking insane.

It's not for everyone, but if you like cartoons there's nothing better on the air in the past five years, including Adventure Time. Adventure Time is aimed squarely at the same audience that composes bronies, and has almost the same formula, but it's just not quite as good despite being solid gold.


I get that, yet...I don't know. I'm a grown man who can still appreciate Star Wars, goes to every new Pixar release whether my kids want to see it or not, I've sat down and watched old Rocky and Bullwinkles when the kids aren't around, and...nah.

Twilight Farkle: PBS tried to answer that this summer, but they were also kinda trolling.


Kinda funny that they'd go after My Little Pony:

www.wgbh.org

Same studio, some of the same people, Martha is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain (Rarity) and Helen is voiced by Madeleine Peters (Scootaloo). Alice is voiced by Michelle Creber (Apple Blossom). What? I have kids, have seen a lot of both, saw the same studio logo on both, and on one episode of Martha Speaks, Martha does some weird thing where she sounds a little like Rarity. I'm an IMDB junkie.
2012-09-23 12:33:17 AM  
1 vote:

Dinobot: I always say the show is really good because it has good animation, good writing, good music, good voice acting and whatnot... that the show has pastel colored miniature marshmallow horses is completely inconsequential...


Pinkie IS Pepe le Pew. I'm not even joking.

In Party of One, there's a scene where Pinkie chases Rainbow Dash around Ponyville. Most of the chase is, shot for freakin' shot, copied right out of a 1950's episode of Looney Tunes where Pepe le Pew is in the Alps. If I had editing software, I'd do a split screen to demonstrate.

If you like Looney Tunes, you like FiM. You just don't know it yet.
2012-09-23 12:27:57 AM  
1 vote:

El Brujo: Hence, ridicule is due to men who have passionate interests in little girl's toys.


Part of being a man is not giving a fark what anyone else thinks.

fc05.deviantart.net 

But yeah, the brony thing is a bit obsessive and creepy. At the same time, I've been in Japan for years and watched my friend get a PhDs in anthropology to study Otaku for most of this last decade. Not even the cloppers are unusual in a given fadom. It's just that the movement's so big for once everyone's hearing about it.
2012-09-23 12:20:41 AM  
1 vote:

theMightyRegeya: I wish I "got" the brony thing. I really do.


My Little Pony is, from an animation stand point, kind of like Tombstone was to western movies: a perfect blend of old and new talent with a good story to work with.

It was pitched by Lauren Faust (wife of craig mccracken) and has voices like Tara Strong and Kathleen Barr on board. Tabitha St Germain came with the Pony franchise, and while I was unaware she's damn good. Then on the animation you've got some really good people who've done other stuff, like Sibsy, who did a lot of Disney stuff, as well as the inspirations draw straight from Looney Tunes and other classic animation with the anime inspired gloss to make the ponies look less like hideous hippos of the previous generations and more like real cartoon characters and some really talented guys on music and sound.

Then take all that and give the characters decent personalities and an interesting wold. Previously, the ponies would sit around and highlight of the day was Pinkie having a pretend tea party with her dolls. In this incarnation, dragons attack, battles are fought, and every few days one of the main characters goes completely farking insane.

It's not for everyone, but if you like cartoons there's nothing better on the air in the past five years, including Adventure Time. Adventure Time is aimed squarely at the same audience that composes bronies, and has almost the same formula, but it's just not quite as good despite being solid gold.
2012-09-22 11:57:18 PM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: Eh, I'm still convinced that people who are the most hardcore against the whole Brony thing are ones whose masculinity is threatened by anything except beer, football, and John Wayne movies.


Maybe this will console them.

i1.kym-cdn.com
See more on Know Your Meme
2012-09-22 11:55:04 PM  
1 vote:
Eh, I'm still convinced that people who are the most hardcore against the whole Brony thing are ones whose masculinity is threatened by anything except beer, football, and John Wayne movies.
2012-09-22 11:38:59 PM  
1 vote:

Twilight Farkle: Yeah, the variety of art in this community is exceeded only by the diversity of the video remixes.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 400x418]

Thousand Foot Krutch breaks out the guitars and while watching Rainbow Dash Light up the Sky with a little cel-style love.


This.

I also like the My Little Pony Dubstep and other music.

The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well

[PMV] 20 Percent Cooler Remix Music Video

Impact of Friendship

Flutter Bomb

Return

You Gotta Glitch (Pinkamena Mix)  

...and on and on it goes
2012-09-22 11:23:32 PM  
1 vote:

Jedekai: unlike Rainbow Brite.



Oh yeah,

img329.imageshack.us

now I remember Rainbow Brite...
2012-09-22 11:13:33 PM  
1 vote:
img822.imageshack.us
2012-09-22 11:13:31 PM  
1 vote:

Twilight Farkle: Yeah, the variety of art in this community is exceeded only by the diversity of the video remixes.


Remixes nothing.

I like how Rainbow Dash Presents can take a steaming pile fanfiction, like Rainbow Factory, and make it actually compelling.

I also like how, because the show's done in Flash, most of the fanimation is on par with or better than the actual studio animations.

Some faves:

Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla 

Picture Perfect Pony

Epic Wub Time

These fan made things are great.
2012-09-22 10:59:37 PM  
1 vote:
Just had to post this.

Pony thread on a Saturday night.

Party with Pinkie

chzbronies.files.wordpress.com
2012-09-22 10:30:58 PM  
1 vote:
People who jerk off to cartoons scare me, but there's a lot of good freakin' art.

4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-09-22 10:25:57 PM  
1 vote:

God-is-a-Taco: Ah yes, the "Sexy ____" costumes in time for Halloween. Sometimes I feel bad for women about that, but even the most reserved and bashful of them seem to enjoy it and of course I enjoy it purely out of respect.

Cool to see a blatant Pony thread greenlit. Heh.
I've noticed that Bronyism spread to the Sports tab, what an odd reversal of social trends that is.


What sport that is typically considered masculine doesn't uncovered men patting each other on the ass?
Football may be the worst. Men in tight, often sparkly pants jumping on each other. While wearing gloves and eye makeup.

The only thing that would be different in Brony football is that they'd have cutie marks on their asses.
2012-09-22 10:17:32 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: cookiefleck: It's neither, even though the brony haters really really want it to be.

I'm aware it's not for many, but surely you can see how the connotation is easy to come by? It's just such a creepy thing to attach to.


I actually have a hard time understanding that leap of logic... "likes cartoons? Must be pedophiles. All of them."
2012-09-22 09:48:56 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: You know, I really don't care about most of the strange shiat that turns people on - everyone has at least one abnormal thing that turns them on I figure - but Bronies are a lot creepier IMO. Probably because it seems like a combination of bestiality and pedophilia given the target audience of the show.


It's neither, even though the brony haters really really want it to be.
2012-09-22 09:48:47 PM  
1 vote:
I just made a solemn Pinkie Promise with my four year old, so I'm getting a kick...

LOVE the Ponies. As a mom who was very into Ponies in their first incarnation, I was VERY hesitant to give the "reboot" a try. So glad I did. Watching the same episodes repeatedly is actually fun.
2012-09-22 09:48:13 PM  
1 vote:
Did somepony say PONY THREAD?

2.bp.blogspot.com

Because I think I herd somepony say pony thread.
2012-09-22 09:14:34 PM  
1 vote:

siege_bong: The target market.

[i.imgur.com image 850x450]


A quick GIS for "brony group" seems reinforce this as pretty standard.
2012-09-22 09:06:51 PM  
1 vote:
I really don't care if you're a brony or not, just quit being an attention whore about it. I get it, you have a little cartoon with a caption that is appropriate for every possible subject in the world.
2012-09-22 09:03:36 PM  
1 vote:

stuffy: Bad little pony needs to be spanked with a long hard Crop.


That's generally the idea

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-09-22 09:02:46 PM  
1 vote:
Pony Play? o.k.

www.campkc.com
2012-09-22 08:48:01 PM  
1 vote:

A Terrible Human: FirstNationalBastard: I don't get the whole brony thing... the conventions, the fanfic, the costumes... of course, I don't get the same behavior for Star Trek fans, either.

Though I do wonder who the hell can look at a generic cutesy pony specifically created to sell toys and think "Yeah I'd hit that" without any trace of irony.


Has some of the same writers as Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends *AND* Sam & Max back in 1997 on Fox.

To say that it's "good" is an understatement, along with Adventure Time and Regular Show, it's the best written thing on television right now.

/And they didn't turn them into "prostitots" (God, I love Fark sometimes...) unlike Rainbow Brite. It's stupid, goofy humor that (to steal a TVTropes-ism) "Runs on nonsenseoleum". Plus, the plotlines that are patently stupid the characters/voice actors even seem to be in on. (Hence the, "Oh, come on!" line).
//There's a lot of visual references to both those shows in there, too. One of the episodes has a cloud shaped like Max's head and when going through her closet, Pinkie throws a Bloo doll over her shoulder.
2012-09-22 08:47:45 PM  
1 vote:

Xanlexian: Wife: What should I dress up as for Halloween?
Me: A sexy horse.
Wife: ...


It would almost be worth marrying Sarah Jessica Parker just to pull that one on her.

A Terrible Human: FirstNationalBastard: I don't get the whole brony thing... the conventions, the fanfic, the costumes... of course, I don't get the same behavior for Star Trek fans, either.

Though I do wonder who the hell can look at a generic cutesy pony specifically created to sell toys and think "Yeah I'd hit that" without any trace of irony.


If the internet has taught me anything, it's that there are infinite permutations of sexual attraction and fetish. Honestly, the brony thing isn't even in the top 50% of the weird stuff. At least there, the objects of attraction have characterization and have human mental attributes. The ones that I can't wrap my head around are the people who have sex with inanimate stuff like cars and trees, or rub balloons all over themselves.

But, ultimately, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, I can't bring myself to care what other people find attractive anymore. There's too much farked-up porn out there (in no small part thanks to Japan) for me to get outraged about, before I realize that outrage would be pointless, anyways. Why waste my time and energy judging the tastes of people I'll probably never meet, and why does my opinion on it matter to them?
2012-09-22 08:35:28 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

May as well get this out of the way.
2012-09-22 08:31:41 PM  
1 vote:

RoyFokker'sGhost: Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 300x300]

What, no love for Equestria's resident vodou shaman?

WE GET IT, SHE'S BLACK


I hear tell Zecora wasn't even born in Equestria!

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

WHAR BIRTH CERTIFICT, WHAR?!?!

2012-09-22 08:23:04 PM  
1 vote:
arch.413chan.net
2012-09-22 07:10:11 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

What, no love for Equestria's resident vodou shaman?
2012-09-22 07:08:52 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

And where would we be without Discord?
2012-09-22 06:46:20 PM  
1 vote:
i249.photobucket.com

Nefarious: ds_4815: As a semi-brony: goddammit, just... no.

/Though I suppose Rule 34's applied to Halloween costumes for a long time now. "What are you?" "Sexy Jabba."

Since you asked for it

[www.deviantart.com image 550x402]


And I'm outta here. Maybe I can drink that image out of my memory.

:/
2012-09-22 06:34:38 PM  
1 vote:
Nefarious:

...Remind me never to ask for anything ever again, save for the sweet release of death.
2012-09-22 05:13:11 PM  
1 vote:
archive.uboachan.net
 
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