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2013-01-30 08:41:02 AM
i6.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-30 08:43:34 AM
Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?
 
2013-01-30 08:44:50 AM
Does Japan have a history of getting into American cartoons? I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.
 
2013-01-30 08:45:13 AM
i18.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-30 08:45:14 AM

Carth: Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?


Not much overlap, per se.

All furries like ponies, but most bronies aren't furries.
 
2013-01-30 08:51:38 AM

jayhawk88: Does Japan have a history of getting into American cartoons? I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.


Power Puff Girls.
 
2013-01-30 08:53:36 AM

jayhawk88: Does Japan have a history of getting into American cartoons? I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.


Tokyo Disney?
 
2013-01-30 08:53:54 AM

doglover: Carth: Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?

Not much overlap, per se.

All furries like ponies, but most bronies aren't furries.


Of course they aren't.
 
2013-01-30 08:59:05 AM
Could someone help this 50 y.o. out? Why are bronies cool?

The second most popular threads, after questionable porn, are bronie threads on 4Chan. I don't get it.
 
2013-01-30 09:01:23 AM

jayhawk88: I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.


Their samurai movies are always emulating our westerns. Seven Samurai is a total ripoff of The Magnificent Seven
 
2013-01-30 09:01:43 AM
Is this the thread were we argue about what Entertainment Weekly posted?

/I'm going to get the popcorn
 
2013-01-30 09:02:18 AM

Muta: Could someone help this 50 y.o. out? Why are bronies cool?

The second most popular threads, after questionable porn, are bronie threads on 4Chan. I don't get it.


Bronies aren't cool. In fact, most are weird (as any obsessive fan of anything is).

The show is pretty good, though.
 
2013-01-30 09:09:22 AM
Ive watched it with my daughter. Its a good show.... for little girls.
Japanese perverts are actually usually a lot less offensive than american perverts. Theyre more "Haha look at that loser he's so sad" rather than "Holy shiat get away from me dude."

but then theres the idol handshaking events....*shudder*
 
2013-01-30 09:10:09 AM

Muta: Could someone help this 50 y.o. out? Why are bronies cool?

The second most popular threads, after questionable porn, are bronie threads on 4Chan. I don't get it.


I think the real problem here is that you're on 4Chan. The show is a bit of light-hearted fun. People on the internet always take things to the extreme.
 
2013-01-30 09:11:01 AM

CipollinaFan: jayhawk88: I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.

Their samurai movies are always emulating our westerns. Seven Samurai is a total ripoff of The Magnificent Seven


Funny, but a bit too obvious I think.
 
2013-01-30 09:12:05 AM
As weird as this is likely to be, I'm a bit interested to see how Pinkie Pie sounds when dubbed into Japanese.

/should be spas-tastic
 
2013-01-30 09:21:03 AM
Blonies
 
2013-01-30 09:23:08 AM

jayhawk88: CipollinaFan: jayhawk88: I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.

Their samurai movies are always emulating our westerns. Seven Samurai is a total ripoff of The Magnificent Seven

Funny, but a bit too obvious I think.


Although not completely without merit. Kurosawa was, many times, inspired by US western and detective stories in his films. It's the maxim of "there are only 7 stories in the world."

I actually like that Yojimbo was inspired by The Glass Key, which was probably inspired by some feudal knight story.
 
2013-01-30 09:25:07 AM
I wonder if it'll get an epic new anime-style opening credits sequence.
 
2013-01-30 09:27:47 AM
Well, the Japanese trailer for adventure time was pretty cool...

\fark having an eqd banner/ icon cracks me up
 
2013-01-30 09:28:42 AM

Carth: Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?


Furries aren't so much about animals, per se, as humanoid creatures that happen to resemble animals. MLP-style ponies, while intelligent, aren't humanoid, and I think that puts them out of scope for the whole furry thing. That doesn't make furries any less likely to go brony than anyone else, but from a proportional standpoint, I wouldn't expect to see more bronies among the furry community than in the general populace.

/then again, I'm neither
 
2013-01-30 09:40:49 AM

Millennium: Carth: Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?

Furries aren't so much about animals, per se, as humanoid creatures that happen to resemble animals. MLP-style ponies, while intelligent, aren't humanoid, and I think that puts them out of scope for the whole furry thing. That doesn't make furries any less likely to go brony than anyone else, but from a proportional standpoint, I wouldn't expect to see more bronies among the furry community than in the general populace.

/then again, I'm neither


Interesting thank you. I had grouped them both into "adults who are way too interested in animals" so i didn't realize the distinction.
 
2013-01-30 09:52:14 AM
I watched the first two episodes, and I don't get it. It's a show for young children. Does the show get better? Or are bronies actually emotionally disturbed adults and paedophiles?

//not trolling. I am an adult who enjoys cartoons.
 
2013-01-30 10:01:50 AM

ModernLuddite: I watched the first two episodes, and I don't get it. It's a show for young children. Does the show get better? Or are bronies actually emotionally disturbed adults and paedophiles?

//not trolling. I am an adult who enjoys cartoons.


first two episodes are terrible tbh. Go watch briddle gossip, dragonshy or party of one. Much better intro episodes to the series for someone new
 
2013-01-30 10:02:57 AM

Muta: Could someone help this 50 y.o. out? Why are bronies cool?

The second most popular threads, after questionable porn, are bronie threads on 4Chan. I don't get it.


Bronies are only cool to other bronies. The rest of us point and laugh.
 
2013-01-30 10:03:33 AM
It's gonna be all fun and games until My Little Calamari show up; then somebody's gonna get all butt-hurt.
 
2013-01-30 10:32:00 AM

Feral_and_Preposterous: It's gonna be all fun and games until My Little Calamari show up; then somebody's gonna get all butt-hurt.


Japan already has that:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-30 10:33:36 AM

Millennium: Carth: Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?

Furries aren't so much about animals, per se, as humanoid creatures that happen to resemble animals. MLP-style ponies, while intelligent, aren't humanoid, and I think that puts them out of scope for the whole furry thing. That doesn't make furries any less likely to go brony than anyone else, but from a proportional standpoint, I wouldn't expect to see more bronies among the furry community than in the general populace.

/then again, I'm neither


The weirdest thing I ever saw was this odd guy I had in my college classes who was obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog. It was a cool game and all, but there is apparently some huge furry-type fandom built up around it that I just don't quite understand.
 
2013-01-30 10:34:44 AM

jayhawk88: Does Japan have a history of getting into American cartoons? I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.


i.imgur.com

Maybe Hasbro's just trying to return the favor 28 years after they gave us Optimus Prime.

It'll be interesting to see how a Japanese audience reacts to the show. Some of the mythos and backstory might work, but relatively few episodes actually use any of it as elements to the story. I can see an episode like "Applebuck Season" that touches on the effects of overwork playing very well, but I'm a Westerner, so take that with a grain of salt. OTOH, it's a safe bet that Hasbro wouldn't be doing it if they didn't think there was a market for it.
 
2013-01-30 10:35:47 AM

jayhawk88: Does Japan have a history of getting into American cartoons? I was always under the impression that they were very picky about what parts of American culture they chose to embrace.


They're big on Disney stuff there.

/proof: Kingdom Hearts was Square-Enix's idea
 
2013-01-30 10:36:06 AM
If you're looking for a description of bronies, might as well put it into song.
 
2013-01-30 10:45:40 AM
For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.
 
2013-01-30 10:49:02 AM

StrangeQ: doglover: Carth: Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?

Not much overlap, per se.

All furries like ponies, but most bronies aren't furries.

Of course they aren't.


In all fairness, there seems to be a larger than typical proportion of open Furries in the Brony community in my experience. Not all of us Bronies are Furries, though (it's not my thing), and the conventions are typically much more tame than what you'd see at a strictly Furry convention (going on hearsay on the Furry con thing).
 
2013-01-30 10:53:11 AM
Tentacle Ponies...
 
2013-01-30 10:56:47 AM

ModernLuddite: I watched the first two episodes, and I don't get it. It's a show for young children. Does the show get better? Or are bronies actually emotionally disturbed adults and paedophiles?

//not trolling. I am an adult who enjoys cartoons.


My daughter likes the show. Honestly, it's decently written and has good production value but it absolutely is a kids show and is apologetically, in-your-face girlie. There are other cartoons floating around out there that are more adult friendly (Star Wars: Clone Wars and Phineas and Ferb come to mind).
 
2013-01-30 10:58:38 AM

ModernLuddite: I watched the first two episodes, and I don't get it. It's a show for young children. Does the show get better? Or are bronies actually emotionally disturbed adults and paedophiles?

//not trolling. I am an adult who enjoys cartoons.


I have to say, in my opinion the first two episodes are actually the worst episodes. The whole "elements of harmony"/Power Rangers type thing doesn't really come up that much in the course of the series. I'd say watch a few more episodes before giving up on it entirely.
 
2013-01-30 11:03:51 AM

meanmutton: ModernLuddite: I watched the first two episodes, and I don't get it. It's a show for young children. Does the show get better? Or are bronies actually emotionally disturbed adults and paedophiles?

//not trolling. I am an adult who enjoys cartoons.

My daughter likes the show. Honestly, it's decently written and has good production value but it absolutely is a kids show and is apologetically, in-your-face girlie. There are other cartoons floating around out there that are more adult friendly (Star Wars: Clone Wars and Phineas and Ferb come to mind).


Really?

I never saw it as that girly.

Sure, Rarity is a very girly character, but if anything, the characters are more along the lines of the way Mary Tyler Moore was in the Mary Tyler Moore show... career girls trying to make it in a Stallion's world.
 
2013-01-30 11:07:25 AM

FirstNationalBastard: meanmutton: ModernLuddite: I watched the first two episodes, and I don't get it. It's a show for young children. Does the show get better? Or are bronies actually emotionally disturbed adults and paedophiles?

//not trolling. I am an adult who enjoys cartoons.

My daughter likes the show. Honestly, it's decently written and has good production value but it absolutely is a kids show and is apologetically, in-your-face girlie. There are other cartoons floating around out there that are more adult friendly (Star Wars: Clone Wars and Phineas and Ferb come to mind).

Really?

I never saw it as that girly.

Sure, Rarity is a very girly character, but if anything, the characters are more along the lines of the way Mary Tyler Moore was in the Mary Tyler Moore show... career girls trying to make it in a Stallion's world.


If anything, the theme song is unapologetically girly. 20teens girly, but still girly.

The rest of the show, meh, not so much.
 
2013-01-30 11:07:31 AM

GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.


And 95% are paedophiles.
 
2013-01-30 11:09:35 AM

big pig peaches: GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.

And 95% are paedophiles.


Fascinating. I didn't see that anywhere in the PhD-run study I linked. Care to cite your source?

/Of course not; you're a troll.
 
2013-01-30 11:11:11 AM

GranoblasticMan: big pig peaches: GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.

And 95% are paedophiles.

Fascinating. I didn't see that anywhere in the PhD-run study I linked. Care to cite your source?

/Of course not; you're a troll.


He can't even spell the word correctly, even though he's most likely seen it applied to himself so many times.
 
2013-01-30 11:11:43 AM

GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.


Marital Status: 96.4% of the Bronies were single and 2.9% were married.
Dating: 22.4% of the Bronies had No Interest in dating, 60.9% were interested but not dating, 10.5% occasionally dated, and 6.3% frequently dated


LOL! No surprises there.
 
2013-01-30 11:12:59 AM

FirstNationalBastard: GranoblasticMan: big pig peaches: GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.

And 95% are paedophiles.

Fascinating. I didn't see that anywhere in the PhD-run study I linked. Care to cite your source?

/Of course not; you're a troll.

He can't even spell the word correctly, even though he's most likely seen it applied to himself so many times.


Maybe he was talking about Peter File?
 
2013-01-30 11:16:48 AM

Psycoholic_Slag: GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.

Marital Status: 96.4% of the Bronies were single and 2.9% were married.
Dating: 22.4% of the Bronies had No Interest in dating, 60.9% were interested but not dating, 10.5% occasionally dated, and 6.3% frequently dated


LOL! No surprises there.


Not particularly. It's still a geeky fanbase. That being said, I'm now curious how that statistic compares to, say, Trekkies or Anime fans/Otaku. I'll have to do some Googling...
 
2013-01-30 11:18:20 AM

GranoblasticMan: Psycoholic_Slag: GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.

Marital Status: 96.4% of the Bronies were single and 2.9% were married.
Dating: 22.4% of the Bronies had No Interest in dating, 60.9% were interested but not dating, 10.5% occasionally dated, and 6.3% frequently dated


LOL! No surprises there.

Not particularly. It's still a geeky fanbase. That being said, I'm now curious how that statistic compares to, say, Trekkies or Anime fans/Otaku. I'll have to do some Googling...


Also, I will say that this study isn't necessarily scientifically/statistically valid; it was based on a voluntary online survey, so there's some selection bias there.
 
2013-01-30 11:25:56 AM

GranoblasticMan: GranoblasticMan: Psycoholic_Slag: GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.

Marital Status: 96.4% of the Bronies were single and 2.9% were married.
Dating: 22.4% of the Bronies had No Interest in dating, 60.9% were interested but not dating, 10.5% occasionally dated, and 6.3% frequently dated


LOL! No surprises there.

Not particularly. It's still a geeky fanbase. That being said, I'm now curious how that statistic compares to, say, Trekkies or Anime fans/Otaku. I'll have to do some Googling...

Also, I will say that this study isn't necessarily scientifically/statistically valid; it was based on a voluntary online survey, so there's some selection bias there.


I get the whole bronie thing more or less. I'm a closet nerd myself and I enjoy the company of nerds if nothing than for the ability to hold a great conversation. I will STILL come in here and point and laugh though!
 
2013-01-30 11:36:48 AM

Psycoholic_Slag: GranoblasticMan: GranoblasticMan: Psycoholic_Slag: GranoblasticMan: For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.

Marital Status: 96.4% of the Bronies were single and 2.9% were married.
Dating: 22.4% of the Bronies had No Interest in dating, 60.9% were interested but not dating, 10.5% occasionally dated, and 6.3% frequently dated


LOL! No surprises there.

Not particularly. It's still a geeky fanbase. That being said, I'm now curious how that statistic compares to, say, Trekkies or Anime fans/Otaku. I'll have to do some Googling...

Also, I will say that this study isn't necessarily scientifically/statistically valid; it was based on a voluntary online survey, so there's some selection bias there.

I get the whole bronie thing more or less. I'm a closet nerd myself and I enjoy the company of nerds if nothing than for the ability to hold a great conversation. I will STILL come in here and point and laugh though!


*shrugs* Doesn't bother me. Just like any fanbase, there's plenty that's laughable about Bronies. I just hate when people have to resort to hyperbole, rumors, or outright fabrications.
 
2013-01-30 11:37:31 AM

Muta: Could someone help this 50 y.o. out? Why are bronies cool?

The second most popular threads, after questionable porn, are bronie threads on 4Chan. I don't get it.


It's a very well written show, very pixar-like, kid-friendly but with adult humor so both kid and parent can enjoy it. It's my cartoon anti-depressant really, I find the show very relaxing.

As a chick I also appreciate that it's a "girly" show that doesn't focus on crap like boys and make-up. The prom and wedding episodes are some of the best episodes.

Now for why this show exploded into the fandom force it did? NO IDEA. Hubby and I were talking about this last night, there's lots of great quality fan-made content (music, artwork, etc) for Bronies, it's everywhere. Sure shows like Star Trek and Star Wars have a huge following, but it's just not at this level except for the hardcore fans.

With the exception of Boba Fett I don't know any background characters that the fans took and created back stories for (Derpy, Lyra, DJ Pon3, etc).

/Saw all the parodies online, decided to check out the new show since I loved MLP as a kid
//Got Hubby hooked and now he's a Bronie
 
2013-01-30 11:37:49 AM

BattleFrenchie28: Is this the thread were we argue about what Entertainment Weekly posted?


You mean the great shiatstorm of our time?

/ someone ought to caption Starswirl with that.
 
2013-01-30 11:39:28 AM

shortymac: Muta: Could someone help this 50 y.o. out? Why are bronies cool?

The second most popular threads, after questionable porn, are bronie threads on 4Chan. I don't get it.

It's a very well written show, very pixar-like, kid-friendly but with adult humor so both kid and parent can enjoy it. It's my cartoon anti-depressant really, I find the show very relaxing.

As a chick I also appreciate that it's a "girly" show that doesn't focus on crap like boys and make-up. The prom and wedding episodes are some of the best episodes.

Now for why this show exploded into the fandom force it did? NO IDEA. Hubby and I were talking about this last night, there's lots of great quality fan-made content (music, artwork, etc) for Bronies, it's everywhere. Sure shows like Star Trek and Star Wars have a huge following, but it's just not at this level except for the hardcore fans.

With the exception of Boba Fett I don't know any background characters that the fans took and created back stories for (Derpy, Lyra, DJ Pon3, etc).

/Saw all the parodies online, decided to check out the new show since I loved MLP as a kid
//Got Hubby hooked and now he's a Bronie


I wonder how much the Q connection had to do with getting geeky guys into the show?

The major reason I even checked the show out in the first place was because John DeLancie was playing Q again.
 
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