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2013-01-23 12:05:09 PM  

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 ...


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2013-01-23 12:12:49 PM  
Frank N Stein: AutismSpeaks.jpg


chzbronies.files.wordpress.com

/at least they're working the Autism angle today. It's a refreshing change of pace.
 
2013-01-23 12:22:15 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: /at least they're working the Autism angle today. It's a refreshing change of pace.


I think it's nice that Frank's taking the time to indulge in recreational trolling outside the politics tab.
 
2013-01-23 12:44:13 PM  
pinkie.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2013-01-23 12:56:16 PM  
Heh . . . I'm a moderate.


/ the more you know
 
2013-01-23 12:59:43 PM  
i.imgur.com

If we can't smile at ourselves, how can we make everypony else smile?

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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.
 
2013-01-23 01:04:41 PM  

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.


Sorry, but much as Last Roundup became the Derpy Episode for a 2 minute appearance, A Friend In Deed was overshadowed by the diabetes-inducing Smile Smile Smile.
 
2013-01-23 01:39:34 PM  
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. Add in having a child in my life of the age to watch this show (my 6 year old niece), the insanely high production values, and the catchy musical numbers, it's not a shock it got popular, or that I could enjoy it. I don't make time to watch it, but with my niece it's the first show to go on, and the fan community makes me smile. It's nice to have some fandom around something so completely benign.
 
2013-01-23 01:43:36 PM  

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.


I generally try to keep Pony pics out of non-Pony threads, posting them only in Pony or Denver Broncos threads... but throwing a Pony pic in Political threads is always fair game, because Ponies are usually the most intelligent, rational thing in the political thread.
 
2013-01-23 02:03:38 PM  
Everytime there is this Brony post, I can't resisting to click on the comments. It's like rubbernecking at a car wreck; so sad seeing these creepy adult men pandering to this little girl's cartoon and try to respond to "haters" with comments about how "intelligent" the show is, and we all just "don't get it".

I will continue to view this thread with morbid fascination!
 
2013-01-23 03:24:03 PM  
Finally, a group of people for Juggalos to look down on,
 
2013-01-23 03:28:02 PM  

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

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2013-01-23 03:30:08 PM  

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]


...if you're looking for middle-aged men having a midlife crisis.
 
2013-01-23 04:28:55 PM  

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.


Got nothing against the Mustang, it's a damn fine pony car.

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But if it were 20% faster, 20% lighter, and 20% more of a PITA to maintain...
 
2013-01-23 04:30:16 PM  
The confusion and outrage in these threads always makes me smile. And the pictures are great too.
 
2013-01-23 08:59:41 PM  

PanicMan: The confusion and outrage in these threads always makes me smile. And the pictures are great too.


This. The teeth-gnashing from both sides is amusing (1. if it creeps you out, don't come here 2. if you're so secure in your hobby, don't feed the trolls) and I love a good, colorful meme picture.
 
2013-01-23 09:24:08 PM  

Mentalpatient87: I love a good, colorful meme picture.


dashie.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2013-01-23 11:37:00 PM  

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]


Let me fix that for you, Mr. Proud to know what a pony car is.
car4me.info
 
2013-01-23 11:52:56 PM  
I said Bronies are just too sophisticated for your puny minds.

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2013-01-24 10:27:17 AM  

StoPPeRmobile:
Let me fix that for you, Mr. Proud to know what a pony car is.
[car4me.info image 799x396]


Some things are sacred. A decal job on a new Mustang or a new Charger would be fine. Doing it to a restored Camaro would be over the line.

25.media.tumblr.com

There are rules, man!

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Not many, mind you...
 
2013-01-24 01:43:12 PM  

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 Ponyselytize

Ponyselytize Is now a thing.


I seriously do not understand the compulsion of some people who, despite knowing it's a goddamned pony thread in which people will be discussing ponies, feel the need to jump in complain about ponies. Seriously, I hate basketball and see it as nothing more than a large shoe commercial. Do I go rant and rave and carry on about how dunderheaded and stupid I think basketball fans are in a basketball thread? Hell no. Why the flying dickshiat would I waste my time and energy drinking haterade?
 
2013-01-24 01:51:18 PM  

maxx2112: Heh . . . I'm a moderate.

/ the more you know


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I knew I forgot something this morning.
 
2013-01-26 10:28:03 PM  
It was incredibly dishonest of them to forget to mention the other major group of pony fans...

...the perverts.

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There is a LOT - A LOT - of porn and disgusting fiction written in the MLP fandom.

When you add in their general attitude and over-willingness to make everything about their fandom (why put it on your farking sports car? Hate the re-sale value? Does every reaction image have to be re-done to include a pony in it? This is obsession, sorry,) and then you realise why comparing them to the furry fandom is a fair comparison.
 
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