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(Daily Mail)   Pony Con 2012 attracts hundreds of fans, some dressed as ponies (w/pics)   ( divider line
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2012-10-07 02:30:04 PM  
4 votes:
Oh, and I'm generally not much for cosplay, but how can you not like Derpy cosplayer?

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2012-10-07 07:58:38 PM  
2 votes:

Boojum2k: Based on your description, I am trying to decide between "its a trap" and "maybe I should watch one episode, what the heck."

Same thing, really.

The premiere episodes from Season 1 are mostly what you'd expect for a kid's show. Good, but not stellar. I'd start with "Party of One" or "Lesson Zero". If you were ever a fan of ST:TNG, start with the Season 2 premiere "Return of Harmony", which stars John DeLancie reprising his role as a villainous "Q". (Eternal chaos comes with chocolate rain!)

unchellmatt: We are here to PURIFY this thread!

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Okie dokie lokie! But why do the Emperor's shock troops always seem to forget the "L" when they say that?

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There we go. All better!

BronyMedic: Twilight Farkle: Shadow Blasko: BronyMedic: Shadow Blasko: wat.
What is ...
Oh ... Oh no no no
Yes. It is...the Lyra Fleshlight Plushie! Mwuhahahahah!
Has any other Etsy Item created so much insanity?
Yeah, that escalated quickly. I still don't get what all the fuss was about.
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I mean, what's not to like about a hot fresh muffin?
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I know that feel, bro(ny).

God-is-a-Taco: Twilight Farkle:

Complete reboot of the series from the 80s. Like the Battlestar Galactica reboot, some of the character names are the same, but that's about all the series had in common.
And the ridiculously creative fanbase? Here's Weird Al Yankovic's Hardware Store, ponified. If you know the so ...

It should also be noted that in the age of bots sweeping websites to issue copyright infringements and so on, the people behind MLP (or the rights holders?) pretty much let fans do what they want with the properties.
They could have clamped down on it long ago, but they let the people do what they wanted and now it's all over the internet and the popularity only increases.


I'd like to see more licensors take this sort of approach as they realize that a light touch on the IP front makes for a growing fanbase and a flourishing franchise. Letting the fandom do its thing has been part of the Japanese tradition for decades, but MLP represents the first time a major toy/licensing company has tried the hands-off approach in the West. Ref: The My Little Pony meme: losing control of your brand and making the best of it.
2012-10-07 06:08:00 PM  
2 votes:
Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
2012-10-07 04:34:04 PM  
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2012-10-07 03:48:26 PM  
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Some costumes were better then others.
2012-10-07 03:47:41 PM  
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2012-10-07 02:47:15 PM  
2 votes:

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

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Their friends are thinking these two need a shower.
2012-10-07 01:27:42 PM  
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2012-10-08 10:41:28 AM  
1 vote:

Boojum2k: Based on your description, I am trying to decide between "its a trap" and "maybe I should watch one episode, what the heck."

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That show is like Lay's can't watch just one. My kids got me into MLP:FIM (middle and high school boys no less, according to them most of the kids at school watch it, whether boy or girl).

For the thread:
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2012-10-08 09:18:56 AM  
1 vote:

Novart: Attention whores and child molesters

But enough about you and your family...
2012-10-07 10:13:35 PM  
1 vote:
If those girls are representative of the females there.. and those guys are representative of the guys there...

hot dawg, I'm taking myself to a pony convention. in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king...
2012-10-07 09:37:30 PM  
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2012-10-07 09:27:25 PM  
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So it's sorta social, demented and sad, but social. Right?
2012-10-07 09:05:12 PM  
1 vote:

Summercat: is a good friend of mine, and he kinda got me into the pony thing. He's also an animator that animates for fun and for the joy of things, as well as is paid to do so.

And he does awesome things.

So, to all the people who knee-jerk "Purify" things?

The Emperor is dead, the Imperium is rotten, and the Tau are 20% cooler.

The DA community never ceases to amaze me. I must call issue with you one point:

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Having handed the show off to her successors between Season 1 and Season 2, The God-Empress of all Ponykind isn't dead. Ms. Faust is just resting as She waits, along with the rest of the Herd, for Season 3 to start next month.
2012-10-07 06:59:04 PM  
1 vote:

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

Complete reboot of the series from the 80s. Like the Battlestar Galactica reboot, some of the character names are the same, but that's about all the series had in common.

Historical reference: Know Your Meme: My Little Pony

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier covered most of the high points. Never watched the original myself, I also went in wondering WTF was up with all the pony memes, and watched a few episodes expecting nothing more than a mild sugar overdose. Instead I got a cartoon with in-jokes for adults on a par with the old Warner Brothers cartoons (Benny Hill? Big Lebowski? Chocolate Rain?), chock-full of good writing, great characterization, and the most ridiculously creative fanbase on the planet.

Unlike the characters in typical cartoons, and especially unlike the characters in children's cartoons, they're all deeply-flawed. Twilight's a self-absorbed bookworm obsessed with pleasing her superiors. Fluttershy's terminally agoraphobic, right up until she explodes in a paroxysm of rage. Pinkie Pie is not merely bipolar; when she's depressive, she gets paranoid to the point of hallucinations. Applejack's an overcompensating workaholic, Rarity's a successful businessperson who cares so much for her customers and friends that she implodes as soon as anything goes wrong, and Rainbow Dash is a talented athlete capable of astounding feats of total douchebaggery.

And the ridiculously creative fanbase? Here's Weird Al Yankovic's Hardware Store, ponified. If you know the song, you know it features a long list of everything that can be purchased at the hardware store. Someone found a few frames of animation for every one of those items, yes, even the item found between the trailer-hitch demagnetizers and the tennis rackets, angle brackets, Duracells and Energizers.
2012-10-07 06:53:52 PM  
1 vote:

John Stamos: What in the fark is wrong with you assholes?

You know, I'm not a fan of this show but, I understand that people are into things that I am not into. But, could you imagine having to actually wake up the morning and realize that you are John Stamos. I mean, we all have our place in this world but, God Dam! Being a baby raping shiat eater like John Stamos? Holy shiat! How much makeup do you need to apply before you leave the house sir?
\Realize that you are not actually John Stamos
\\You're still a baby raping shiat eater
2012-10-07 06:09:01 PM  
1 vote:
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:


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:


Friendship Cannon

Sweetie Bot

2012-10-07 06:05:42 PM  
1 vote:

onomatopoeon: [ image 640x512]

Embrace the love.

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2012-10-07 05:30:25 PM  
1 vote:

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:

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 05:22:48 PM  
1 vote:
2012-10-07 04:41:58 PM  
1 vote:

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I'm going to go eat some rat poison now.
2012-10-07 04:31:19 PM  
1 vote:

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


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

2012-10-07 04:26:31 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-07 04:22:15 PM  
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2012-10-07 04:03:10 PM  
1 vote:
The T-shirt tucked in the denim jeans with tight belt is making a comeback.

/searches Mom's basement.
2012-10-07 03:52:05 PM  
1 vote:
outside of paid models, I refuse to believe any females were in attendance.

the most awkward thing you'll watch today.
2012-10-07 03:49:28 PM  
1 vote:

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Some costumes were better then others.

That's not a pony, that's a horse!

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2012-10-07 03:46:30 PM  
1 vote:
"People Who Regularly Cry Themselves to Sleep" for $400, Alex.
2012-10-07 03:45:18 PM  
1 vote:

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

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She has nice sideburns.
/and that's what you call a handsome woman
2012-10-07 02:53:23 PM  
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2012-10-07 02:13:47 PM  
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