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(Daily Mail)   Pony Con 2012 attracts hundreds of fans, some dressed as ponies (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 153
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2012-10-07 04:21:13 PM  

onomatopoeon: [i373.photobucket.com image 640x512]

Embrace the love.


That is just wrong
 
2012-10-07 04:22:15 PM  
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2012-10-07 04:22:27 PM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: Is this similar to a "furry" thing? They get dressed up and go out in the stable and do it?


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2012-10-07 04:26:31 PM  
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2012-10-07 04:28:49 PM  
jp4.r0tt.com
 
2012-10-07 04:31:19 PM  

Shadow Blasko: whyRpeoplesostupid: Is this similar to a "furry" thing? They get dressed up and go out in the stable and do it?

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Ha Ha- check out onomatopoeon's post right after mine.

scary
 
2012-10-07 04:31:27 PM  
I HATE my little pony... Now, My little Porny, that's another story...
 
2012-10-07 04:31:32 PM  

hackhix: Title of the article - "Our friends think we're crazy!"

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x569]


I have no idea what gender either of those people are.
 
2012-10-07 04:34:04 PM  
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2012-10-07 04:35:05 PM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: Is this similar to a "furry" thing? They get dressed up and go out in the stable and do it?


It's similar to a Dr. Who or ComicCon thing. Some people who are fans go to conventions and cosplay.
 
2012-10-07 04:36:50 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Does it count as Cosplay if you ARE the pony you're cosplaying? 

[i.imgur.com image 768x1024]


Probably not. But Tara showing up as Twi was the height of Canterlot Gardens. Only slightly above John DiMaggio's "Was there ever any doubt?" Bender as Trixie is just amazing.

And yes, this is an amazingly fun fandom. Mostly because people who are too serious don't "get it" and so they never bother showing up.
 
2012-10-07 04:40:18 PM  

kitsuneymg: Shadow Blasko: Does it count as Cosplay if you ARE the pony you're cosplaying? 

[i.imgur.com image 768x1024]

Probably not. But Tara showing up as Twi was the height of Canterlot Gardens. Only slightly above John DiMaggio's "Was there ever any doubt?" Bender as Trixie is just amazing.

And yes, this is an amazingly fun fandom. Mostly because people who are too serious don't "get it" and so they never bother showing up.


Hey!

How are things at ED?

It was so neat to see the vid of her coming out in her costume. Wish I could have been there.
 
2012-10-07 04:41:58 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x349]


I'm going to go eat some rat poison now.
 
2012-10-07 04:44:46 PM  

kitsuneymg: Only slightly above John DiMaggio's "Was there ever any doubt?" Bender as Trixie is just amazing.


Bubbles/Vader and Princess Bride Twi from ECCC was amazing.
 
2012-10-07 04:52:25 PM  

Lunchlady: TV's Vinnie: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x349]

I'm going to go eat some rat poison now.


Hate to plunge you further into despair, but the character, known as "Dr Whooves", is officially MLP canon and has appeared in the show.
blog.ohinternet.com
The last survivor of Galloprey.
 
2012-10-07 04:54:15 PM  
Why are the majority of the people at these bronycons unbelievably fugly hambeasts?
 
2012-10-07 04:57:47 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Does it count as Cosplay if you ARE the pony you're cosplaying? 

[i.imgur.com image 768x1024]


i.imgur.com

She's brought a lot of cartoon and gaming coolness over her career as a voice actress. The task could not be completed in ten seconds flat, which is fine by me.
 
2012-10-07 05:10:18 PM  

Shadow Blasko: bim1154: Where's the real pony play stuff? You people suck with this light weight shiat.

Fark is not your personal erotica site.

and I don't talk to my ponygirl anymore.. She moved. :(


It's a good place for source material!
 
2012-10-07 05:15:00 PM  
Silly author can't tell the difference between pony fen and Lolita subculture. *rolleyes*
 
2012-10-07 05:20:30 PM  

Meethos: Why are the majority of the people at these bronycons unbelievably fugly hambeasts?


I'd challenge you to find any fan convention where that isn't the case.
 
2012-10-07 05:21:08 PM  

swahnhennessy: I was unaware lesbians could be "bronies".


lesbians aren't afraid to touch each other. Closet gay men, on the other hand...
 
2012-10-07 05:21:29 PM  

fustanella: Silly author can't tell the difference between pony fen and Lolita subculture. *rolleyes*


...and childish fools.
 
2012-10-07 05:22:48 PM  
 
2012-10-07 05:24:16 PM  
Dammit, if you go to a convention, at least LOOK like you function outside. This is coming from a Pony fan as well. I know most stereotypes are just that, but the picture in the article is exactly what one comes to expect when hearing about this sort of thing.

If you're functional in the non-nerd world, party on with yo' bad self.

/Facehoof
 
2012-10-07 05:30:25 PM  

kitsuneymg:
Probably not. But Tara showing up as Twi was the height of Canterlot Gardens. Only slightly above John DiMaggio's "Was there ever any doubt?" Bender as Trixie is just amazing.


The clip in question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ebha1NW5t0

Whatever the con's genre, a live, blind reading of any script by the guests of honor always results in hilarity. Bender as Trixie was glorious, and anyone who has issues with that can bite my shiny metal plot!
 
2012-10-07 05:34:07 PM  
What in the fark is wrong with you assholes?
 
2012-10-07 05:36:07 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Dammit, if you go to a convention, at least LOOK like you function outside. This is coming from a Pony fan as well. I know most stereotypes are just that, but the picture in the article is exactly what one comes to expect when hearing about this sort of thing.

If you're functional in the non-nerd world, party on with yo' bad self.

/Facehoof


And since PunkTiger beat me to the epic gala musical number, I'll just leave this here, "this" being HotDiggetyDemon's guide to proper convention etiquette.
 
2012-10-07 05:38:58 PM  
My friend had the sea ponies back in the day. You could actually fill them up with water through a tiny hole in their mouths by submerging and squeezing them. But there was no way to clean them inside and they'd eventually get mouldy.
 
2012-10-07 05:40:15 PM  

Strolpol: Meethos: Why are the majority of the people at these bronycons unbelievably fugly hambeasts?

I'd challenge you to find any fan convention where that isn't the case.


I walked by Dragon*Con this year. There were hambeasts, but attractive people too.
 
2012-10-07 05:40:56 PM  
Seriously, what the hell is this? I don't want some half-assed, sarcastic response or meme picture given to me; what the fark is this Pony thing? I'm confused as hell. Is this a new continuation of the My Little Pony series from a couple of decades back? Is this an actual show kids watch but people use the images of the characters as memes on the internet? Is this some Adult Swim show I'm not aware of that stoners enjoy? What.the.fark. is this pony stuff???

/hoping one sane individual responds
 
2012-10-07 05:51:33 PM  

WienerButt: Seriously, what the hell is this? I don't want some half-assed, sarcastic response or meme picture given to me; what the fark is this Pony thing? I'm confused as hell. Is this a new continuation of the My Little Pony series from a couple of decades back? Is this an actual show kids watch but people use the images of the characters as memes on the internet? Is this some Adult Swim show I'm not aware of that stoners enjoy? What.the.fark. is this pony stuff???

/hoping one sane individual responds


I'll give you two options of responses, and you're free to take whichever answer you deem is more appropriate.

Non-Snarky Answer: Yes, there was a relaunch of the My Little Pony franchise in October of 2010. It was directed (at first) by Mrs Lauren Faust, who had previously done a huge swath of major cartoon hits Her IMDB page provides plenty of examples. As an honest Pony fan (seriously, no snark), I enjoy the show. It's cleverly written without getting preachy, and the characters are complex enough to be engaging. For example, my favorite Pony is the drama-laden, fashion-conscious diva named Rarity. In almost any other show geared for children, such a character would be a minor villain or a petty side character; in "Friendship is Magic", she is presented as a flawed character and given opportunity to grow within the confines of the show. It's still simplistic, but the target audience IS little girls.

If it's not your thing, by all means don't try to force yourself to get into it. I can respect that. But, I do believe the show is one of the finest examples of contemporary Western animation within the last 5 to 6 years. If you'd like to give it a shot, I can provide a link to a neutral episode (yes, some are very sugary and provide a very difficult sell on the show being quality material).

Snarky Answer - Because ponies are t3h sexy, and we fans want to make centaur babies.
 
2012-10-07 05:55:30 PM  

WienerButt: Seriously, what the hell is this? I don't want some half-assed, sarcastic response or meme picture given to me; what the fark is this Pony thing? I'm confused as hell. Is this a new continuation of the My Little Pony series from a couple of decades back? Is this an actual show kids watch but people use the images of the characters as memes on the internet? Is this some Adult Swim show I'm not aware of that stoners enjoy? What.the.fark. is this pony stuff???

/hoping one sane individual responds


I'm not necessarily sand, but I can give you a reasonable response...

The memes and the fandom are based on the Generation 4 My Little Pony show, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. It is, basically, a My Little Pony reboot. The creators working on the show come from many beloved cartoons, like Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Fairly Oddparents, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack.

The internet love of the show started at 4chan, when someone actually watched an episode. Instead of having a reason to shiat on it for being a toy selling crap show for girls (as was the original series), it turned out that the new MLP show was a solid cartoon for all ages and genders that happened to star candy colored ponies.

The memes grew from there.
 
2012-10-07 05:57:29 PM  
The night before I left for a family cruise to Alaska from Seattle, there was a pony on going on at the Airport Marriott. My dad thought it was the weirdest thing ever, but great people watching.

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2012-10-07 05:57:39 PM  
htmljibberjabber insert "thanks smokey" vid from youtube /endhtmljibberjabber
 
2012-10-07 06:03:36 PM  
This is what happens at these cons.
 
2012-10-07 06:05:42 PM  

onomatopoeon: [i373.photobucket.com image 640x512]

Embrace the love.


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/FIRE, THIS THREAD NEEDS FIRE TO CLEANSE IT!!
 
2012-10-07 06:06:57 PM  
People who use Warhammer 40k memes to make fun of other things amuses me. Your hobby is stupid! Unlike mine, were I spend hundred, if not thousands on all these little miniature figures that I have to paint myself, and then make do battle on terrain that I design, paint and put together myself and spend even more money, after learning textbooks full of rules

Really Warhammer people...if you're going to be smug, look around at the caliber of people at your next game night, and think if you're -really- better than bronies.

/Full disclosure not a brony, but a huge fat nerd.
 
2012-10-07 06:08:00 PM  
Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
 
2012-10-07 06:08:12 PM  
I've grown weary of the brony fandom over the last several months. I hardly interact with my local meetup group anymore. The main reason: socially awkward, self-entitled nerds. Every fandom has them but you can usually ignore them if you're still new enough to a fandom that everything seems bright and new and wonderful. But I've seen everything that bronies have to offer. Sure, new iterations are always coming out, but nothing truly novel. I'm just tired of it all and them. Still, it's like a drug. I can't quite get myself to quit because I still find the show to be enjoyable and I'm buried neck deep in so many different projects where I do fan voice acting that I can't up and abandon my friends with whom I work. I'm just sort of in limbo, I suppose. At least there are other things I can distract myself with from the monotony of daily life such as Doctor Who and Gravity Falls. Ah well.
 
2012-10-07 06:09:01 PM  
Oh hey, look, yet anothera ddition of that thread where socially awkward nerds who post on Fark make fun of other socially awkward nerds for liking a cartoon.

Since this happens at least once a week now, maybe we should make this into a Pony Thread Drinking Game.

Take a drink every time a poster mentions:

Pedophile/pedophilia

Furries or Fursuits

Anytime a pony fan corrects another poster on minutiae from the show.

Someone posts a Derpy picture.

Take TWO drinks if anyone mentions:

Pegasisters

Friendship Cannon

Sweetie Bot

Cider
 
2012-10-07 06:13:08 PM  
In the Emperor's name, let none survive.
 
2012-10-07 06:14:02 PM  

swahnhennessy: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x569]

I was unaware lesbians could be "bronies".


I thought the guy on the right was the guy on the left's girlfriend until I checked the captions. Those are some amazing mom jeans.
 
2012-10-07 06:15:54 PM  

QuesoDelicioso: In the Emperor's name, let none survive.


just throwing this out there: I've only watched two or three episodes of My Little Pony but a fair cross section of warhammer fiction and I have to say, in my limited experience, MLP is better written.
 
2012-10-07 06:16:37 PM  

BronyMedic: Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?


i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-07 06:17:13 PM  

Dhusk: Oh hey, look, yet anothera ddition of that thread where socially awkward nerds who post on Fark make fun of other socially awkward nerds for liking a cartoon.


Thread over. Everyone turn out the lights and go home.

StormnMormon: Really Warhammer people...if you're going to be smug, look around at the caliber of people at your next game night, and think if you're -really- better than bronies.


Warhammer (Any of the Franchise, 40K or original) isn't even that good. The only books worth mentioning are the Ciphas Cain series, and that's only because of what a huge ham he is. Cain makes Shatner seem kosher in the ham.

Oh, and...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-07 06:20:07 PM  

Dhusk: Oh hey, look, yet anothera ddition of that thread where socially awkward nerds who post on Fark make fun of other socially awkward nerds for liking a cartoon.

Since this happens at least once a week now, maybe we should make this into a Pony Thread Drinking Game.



Take TWO drinks if anyone mentions:



Friendship Cannon





Does the Party Cannon count?

fc08.deviantart.net

Howbout Twilight Gun?

iambrony.steeph.tp-radio.de
 
2012-10-07 06:21:43 PM  

Meethos: Why are the majority of the people at these bronycons unbelievably fugly hambeasts?


Because the convention is in America or another country with a majority of the population being unbelievably fugly hambeasts.
 
2012-10-07 06:23:31 PM  

onomatopoeon: [i373.photobucket.com image 640x512]

Embrace the love.


Ooooh, there's MUCH worse than that.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-07 06:23:52 PM  

BronyMedic: Oh, and...


Now I know why they are missing 140 Morphine carpujets!

:)
 
2012-10-07 06:26:21 PM  
apparently there's a flash porn game for bronies

Banned From Equestria Walkthrough (NSFW language/graphics)
 
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