Twilight Farkle: FirstNationalBastard: encyclopediaplushuman: js34603: Not that it matters, I'm sure there will be some really clever picture of a cartoon pony to respond and people will just keeping being weird, I guess I can just wait a few months until Brony becomes another forgotten stupid thing that happened on the Internet.Also, this fandom has gained a ton of stream, it's more likely we'll be around more like Trekkies, who are still here, than disappear. That is, just assimilate into the group of accepted culture.I don't know... after the show is finally off the air in a season or two, I'm not sure if the Bronies will continue on.Now that I've woken up and can type again, I can be half-serious.First off, to those I poked fun at upthread, guilty as charged. My principal use for a mirror is to point at the silly dude in it and laugh, and you're a great mirror. I went through the five stages too: Denial - Just a meme, gone in a month / Anger - Why the hell am I watching this? / Bargaining - Maybe just one more episode / Depression - OK, I'll watch the whole series. And when I'm done that, I'll find more... / Acceptance - Eeyup, I'm one with the Herd.Second, where does it go from here?Star Trek and Dr. Who had/have the advantage of extremely long-running shows, both in syndication and original production. I can't see Hasbro going that route with MLP. It doesn't make business sense when the objective is ultimately to sell toys to kids, and they'll only be buying toys for 2-3 years. So you only need to produce 2-3 years' worth of episodes before moving on to another property.I think the fandom ends up somewhere in between the two extremes. Not forgotten the day the show's over, but not self-perpetuating like the Trekkers and Whovians. Maybe like Browncoats or fans of BSG and Babylon 5. There are still active communities around these shows, they still show up at cons, everyone recognizes the shows' contributions to the genre, but other than that, their presence has fad ...
FirstNationalBastard: /at least they're working the Autism angle today. It's a refreshing change of pace.
Twilight Farkle: [i.imgur.com image 640x360]If we can't smile at ourselves, how can we make everypony else smile?[i.imgur.com image 640x360]The better metaphor here is Pinkie Pie and Cranky Doodle Donkey in "A Friend In Deed," an episode whose message was largely lost on its audience."Dear Princess Celestia,There are many different kinds of friends, and many ways to express friendship. Some friends like to run and laugh and play together. But others just like to be left alone, and that's fine too. But the best thing about friendship is being able to make your friends smile."...Still busy having fun,Pinkie Pie.
saintstryfe: The internet response images drew me in. NOTHING gets some people more angry then to be compared to, or to have cartoon ponies elevated above them. Especially in those election-time Politics threads.
MagSeven: likefunbutnot: The show itself is good and fun and basically awesome.For the guys who say they don't get it, here is a thing to understand: Nerd girls love nerd boys who love ponies.Not that kind of love. Though "clopping" WAS mentioned in that song.Anyway, in my experience, enjoyment of ponies leads to lady-attention. This alone has tremendous value and should not be discounted.I've got nothing against bronies, but I'm having trouble believing this can possibly be true. How old are these girls you're talking about?/now I've seen everything!
Great_Milenko: MagSeven: likefunbutnot: The show itself is good and fun and basically awesome.For the guys who say they don't get it, here is a thing to understand: Nerd girls love nerd boys who love ponies.Not that kind of love. Though "clopping" WAS mentioned in that song.Anyway, in my experience, enjoyment of ponies leads to lady-attention. This alone has tremendous value and should not be discounted.I've got nothing against bronies, but I'm having trouble believing this can possibly be true. How old are these girls you're talking about?/now I've seen everything!What a pony that will get you laid might look like[mustangattitude.com image 850x488]
FirstNationalBastard: Great_Milenko:What a pony that will get you laid might look like[mustangattitude.com image 850x488]...if you're looking for middle-aged men having a midlife crisis.
PanicMan: The confusion and outrage in these threads always makes me smile. And the pictures are great too.
Mentalpatient87: I love a good, colorful meme picture.
StoPPeRmobile: Let me fix that for you, Mr. Proud to know what a pony car is.[car4me.info image 799x396]
Shadow Blasko: Wow.... This thread rustled some jimmies.As was expected and hoped for by the submitter./My jimmie status is nominal.//Not an attempt to PonyselytizePonyselytize Is now a thing.
maxx2112: Heh . . . I'm a moderate./ the more you know
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