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(Equestria Daily)   My Little Pony to debut in Japan. And you thought American Bronies were weird   (equestriadaily.com) divider line 77
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2013-01-30 10:14:51 PM
5 votes:

spamdog: omeganuepsilon: rambling rant

No, I agree with everything you're saying. And I know the reason that you care enough to write a post like that is because you actually sympathize with them and want them to adapt and normalize and be functional members of society.
For me personally, I found this to be frustrating and a waste of time. So I have concluded that I should just let them continue along their doomed path and quietly shun them.


I think you're both farking crazy.

Please, reuse these rants on the Super Bowl thread, where grown men are obsessing over a child's game, and at least one city will riot and loot and destroy shiat because 12 steroid freaks moved a handegg 100 yards down the field the most times. The arguments will still fit just as well.

In fact, they fit any obsessive fandom of anything. To limit it to Bronies is stupid.
2013-01-30 03:30:26 PM
4 votes:
This thread needs more Rarity

i.imgur.com
2013-01-30 09:28:42 AM
4 votes:

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 04:49:26 PM
3 votes:

RatMaster999: [videojuegosadiario.com image 600x433]

[filedir.bronyfarm.com image 651x485]

[www.japanla.com image 505x363]

[fc03.deviantart.net image 531x800]

[i.imgur.com image 673x1024]


I love Pinkie Pies with crazy eyes. That's a prerequisite for a good Pinkie cosplayer.

But my favorite is

fc08.deviantart.net

fc06.deviantart.net
2013-01-30 03:39:50 PM
3 votes:

Hand Banana: This thread needs more Rarity

[i.imgur.com image 850x773]


More best Pony is always good.

i6.photobucket.com

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i6.photobucket.com
2013-01-30 10:45:40 AM
3 votes:
For anyone who's genuinely interested, here's some demographics of Bronies.
2013-01-31 10:11:06 AM
2 votes:

President Merkin Muffley: Bronies hate work more then they hate anything else, and sexuality takes work. They have constructed an ideology that defines you based on feelings and birth, ironically type casting you based on race and sex to a greater extent then normal society. They do this because if your value may be measured by birth and by how you feel, then you don't need to work to obtain value; it's preordained.

And so, they can choose to be lazy, ugly slobs and say you must not only respect them for their choices, but respect them more then others because they were born a certain way. They have constructed their own twisted noble class, where your value is based on your "privilege level" and you can't change this with work or character.


I'm not sure what bronies you have been talking too but the existence of Derpibooru casts doubt on your theory. There are a lot of bronies who are engaged in artistic endeavors because of the show. Therefore they know first hand that hard work can improve your skills, they can see the improvement in their own art. Also whenever Equestria Daily holds an art workshop there are always tons of people applying, because they wish to improve their art.

President Merkin Muffley: And yet, because of all this pathological ideology, they still can't fulfill one of their basic needs. None of them can convince people that a "noble degenerate" is sexy. So they don't get sex, because no matter how much you argue, you can't change what the body wants.


My own experience has been a little bit different. I'm actually fairly attractive when I want to be. If I wanted a girlfriend I could find one with a little effort. The problem is, I'm not particularly interested in getting a girlfriend. Apparently this is pretty common among those majoring in a STEM field. I have so much on my plate already that I just don't have the time to devote to a serious relationship, and sex outside of a serious relationship would just be awkward.
2013-01-31 07:02:23 AM
2 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2013-01-31 02:43:59 AM
2 votes:

GranoblasticMan: TV's Vinnie: Strolpol: The way Twitter lit up, you'd think they'd decided to kill her off.


[i45.tinypic.com image 449x233]

I'm pretty sure my favorite thing about Tara Strong is her trolling ability. She is a freakin master troll.


This.

On this side of the fourth wall, Tara Strong is best Trollestia. On the other side of the fourth wall, Celestia's a pretty close second.

i.imgur.com

What does it say about us that the supreme ruler of Equestria is herself a troll? Trolling the Mane 6 with tickets to the Gala, trolling the Gala guests with the Mane 6, the ending of "Swarm of the Century," the "Gotcha" scene in the episode with Dead Parrot Sketch, who was also trolling...
2013-01-30 09:57:11 PM
2 votes:

spamdog: omeganuepsilon: some will attempt to dish out as good as they get.

That's because some of them feel very haughty now that they're part of a big pack of like-minded people. It's something they've never experienced before. Also because they're doing it on the internet, nobody can give them a fat lip over it. That, and they can be VERY insecure, so they respond to every slight, whether real or perceived.

If you were to take one look at them in real life you would immediately understand why they act like they do. The stereotype of them being losers is true, unfortunately. You just have to stay away from it. I know it's hard to fathom but you should feel sorry for them, not be angry with them.


I'm reusing this exact post at Super Bowl time...

chicitysportsfan.com
2013-01-30 07:14:44 PM
2 votes:
You're a battle-hardened Taliban fighter. A lifetime of hate-filled bile from a twisted Quran fills your head and poisons your soul. Every waking moment your only thought is to take over the world in a wave of jihad to create a global caliphate. Your only desire is to murder every infidel that you can find.

And then you come across this:
militarytimes.com
kpbs.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-30 05:06:59 PM
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Twilight Farkle: It'll be interesting to see how a Japanese audience reacts to the show.

/It begins.................

Just in time for the US to go apeshiat...


I can't help but think part of the backlash is that the decesion was made by Hasbro to sell more toys (I know...I know... on The Hasbro Channel who knew) and not by the writers. Basically Hasbro said "Here, work this into the plot or go find another job."

I know that the show was conceived to sell toys but Lauren Faust figured she might as well make it an awesome show.
2013-01-30 04:42:56 PM
2 votes:
videojuegosadiario.com

filedir.bronyfarm.com

www.japanla.com

fc03.deviantart.net

i.imgur.com
2013-01-30 04:05:07 PM
2 votes:
Bronies don't bother me in the slightest. If it's okay for women in their mid-twenties/early-thirties to start looking at baby catalogs and dreaming of when they'll become mothers, why is it weird for men of the same age to start watching the very best kids' TV and dreaming of when they have a little daughter or son of their own?

Don't believe me? Read this, as it more or less explains Bronies completely. http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1888/my-little-dashie

It's no weirder than those Chuck Jones cartoons with the enormous dog looking after the tiny kitten that were popular when the Bronies' and Pegasisters' dads were 25-35 years old. Media will always cater, albeit unexpectedly, to natural life stages.
2013-01-30 03:55:21 PM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Twilight Farkle: It'll be interesting to see how a Japanese audience reacts to the show.

/It begins.................


Just in time for the US to go apeshiat...

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-30 01:32:28 PM
2 votes:

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.


Yes.  Not all of them of course, but there are some that are popular that you wouldn't expect.

As others have pointed out, the Disney stuff is always popular.  If a property is really popular, it will often get its own japanese-produced anime version or spin-off.  I remember Stitch having his own japanese anime series where he washed up in Japan somehow and teamed up with a karate-practicing  6 year old girl.

Peanuts and its cartoons had a big following, though in Japan, they titled it "Snoopy" after the most popular character there. There's a whole bunch of spin-off merchandise and even japan-exclusive video games.

Wacky Race, the horribly-schticky, badly-animated, Hanna Barabera car race cartoon has a surprising cult following in japan.  Spawned a tie-in video game in the late 90s.

Power Puff girls, as I think someone else mentioned already.

The Timmverse DC superhero cartoons, especially B:TAS and Justice League

South Park

TMNT.  had their own homegrown japanese anime series at one time

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Its hard to guage if MLP will be popular, but the Japanese seem to like their foreign cartoons to be well-done and quirky in some way., so MLP may fit right in.
2013-01-30 01:08:57 PM
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Kaeishiwaza: FirstNationalBastard:

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.

And yet she is portrayed as probably the hardest working and most driven of the six, perhaps with the exception of Applejack. She is constantly shown at work or working and living up to her aspirations to pursue the career she wants. Granted it's a 'girly' career as a fashion designer, but the show clearly depicts her as having earned her own success. She is known, by name, as an excellent designer and is sought out by the highest levels of her trade.

Her flaw is that she is self-centered. She is supposed to represent generosity in the show, yet hardly ever does. But she is easily the most mature and 'adult' of the mane six.

/Her other flaw is tic-tac-toe.

Rarity is self-centered, but she is also generous, sometimes to a fault.

For example, making the dresses for the Grand Galloping Gala.


It's interesting how sometimes their "elements" can also be their greatest weaknesses. Rainbow Dash turns her back on Pinkie Pie in "Griffon the Brush Off," Rarity almost never lets Sweetie Belle use her stuff, Applejack lies to Spike in "Spike at Your Service," etc... (just some of the examples I could think of off-hand). I think their "element" only really shines through when it's needed most.

Ramsay: About only thing that bothers me tho is that FARK has EqD tag


Why's that? If it's linked enough, it looks better than the generic "(Some Guy)" text, IMO.

shortymac: Have you watched the brony documentary by John De Lacie? They interview The Living Tombstone, it's kinda weird seeing him in RL. He's from Tel Aviv of all places.

The odd thing is that the music scene exploded, sure there's Filk and some fan-made content for other famdoms but none to this extent.


Yeah, saw the documentary. I thought it was decent, but I still think the fanbase and popularity could be better explained for outsiders.

You're right, though. It is pretty unique that the music scene is so big with this fanbase. I think part of it is just, sort-of like momentum... Someone made some music, other people heard it and tried their hand at making music, and it built from there. No way to really prove this hypothesis, but it seems plausible to me.
2013-01-30 11:37:31 AM
2 votes:

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 10:01:50 AM
2 votes:

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 09:10:09 AM
2 votes:

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 09:02:18 AM
2 votes:

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 08:43:34 AM
2 votes:
Bronies are just furries who don't dress up right? Or is there a significant overlap between bronies and furries?
2013-01-31 09:19:46 PM
1 votes:

Keizer_Ghidorah: ravenlore: shortymac: Keizer_Ghidorah: shortymac: dorkymidgetqueen: Brony, female, 28, single, and proud of it. That is all.

/brohoof!

BROHOOF to a fellow lady brony!

Pegasisters?

Pegasister just sounds silly to me, we are lady bronies. Why should boys have all the fun?

I second this. We don't need to differentiate a fan community by gender.

I always thought pegasisters had a cool ring to it. Doesn't seem divisive to me. Ah well, have some hunky human Big Mac.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x341]


I'll third it. Pegging a sister is a bad habit, and I'll have nun of it.

media.tumblr.com
2013-01-31 08:50:17 PM
1 votes:

ravenlore: shortymac: Keizer_Ghidorah: shortymac: dorkymidgetqueen: Brony, female, 28, single, and proud of it. That is all.

/brohoof!

BROHOOF to a fellow lady brony!

Pegasisters?

Pegasister just sounds silly to me, we are lady bronies. Why should boys have all the fun?

I second this. We don't need to differentiate a fan community by gender.


I always thought pegasisters had a cool ring to it. Doesn't seem divisive to me. Ah well, have some hunky human Big Mac.

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-31 05:15:50 PM
1 votes:

Keizer_Ghidorah: shortymac: dorkymidgetqueen: Brony, female, 28, single, and proud of it. That is all.

/brohoof!

BROHOOF to a fellow lady brony!

Pegasisters?


Pegasister just sounds silly to me, we are lady bronies. Why should boys have all the fun?
2013-01-31 04:59:55 PM
1 votes:

shortymac: dorkymidgetqueen: Brony, female, 28, single, and proud of it. That is all.

/brohoof!

BROHOOF to a fellow lady brony!


Pegasisters?
2013-01-31 04:21:33 PM
1 votes:

dorkymidgetqueen: Brony, female, 28, single, and proud of it. That is all.

/brohoof!


BROHOOF to a fellow lady brony!
2013-01-31 02:20:44 PM
1 votes:

cretinbob: GranoblasticMan: Which word are we questioning here?

Brony. Bro who watches MLP. That number should be 100%
Of course , there isn't anything wrong with a dude who considers herself female.


By this logic, girls who watch Transformers and G. I. Joe should be maligned and hated and viewed as horrible degenerates because they're enjoying a show meant for boys (or are only watching them for the sole purpose of raping children, going by the logic of some people).
2013-01-31 09:02:57 AM
1 votes:

Twilight Farkle: GranoblasticMan: TV's Vinnie: Strolpol: The way Twitter lit up, you'd think they'd decided to kill her off.


[i45.tinypic.com image 449x233]

I'm pretty sure my favorite thing about Tara Strong is her trolling ability. She is a freakin master troll.

This.

On this side of the fourth wall, Tara Strong is best Trollestia. On the other side of the fourth wall, Celestia's a pretty close second.

[i.imgur.com image 400x1232]

What does it say about us that the supreme ruler of Equestria is herself a troll? Trolling the Mane 6 with tickets to the Gala, trolling the Gala guests with the Mane 6, the ending of "Swarm of the Century," the "Gotcha" scene in the episode with Dead Parrot Sketch, who was also trolling...


i20.photobucket.com
2013-01-31 08:03:04 AM
1 votes:

President Merkin Muffley: Bronies hate work more then they hate anything else


All the fan made music, art, stories, and games would say otherwise.

2/10
2013-01-31 01:49:00 AM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Strolpol: The way Twitter lit up, you'd think they'd decided to kill her off.


[i45.tinypic.com image 449x233]


I'm pretty sure my favorite thing about Tara Strong is her trolling ability. She is a freakin master troll.
2013-01-30 10:59:16 PM
1 votes:
 omeganuepsilon

Oh look, a socially awkward nerd who posts on Fark whining about other socially awkward nerds who like a cartoon.

Sorry, bud, but you just posting on Fark means that you are not and never will be one of the cool kids, so why don't you just get over your lingering social trauma and move on?  People who obsess on hating the bronies are actually far more pathetic than the bronies themselves.  And sadly, you guys never see it....
2013-01-30 10:41:07 PM
1 votes:
Brony, female, 28, single, and proud of it. That is all.

/brohoof!
2013-01-30 10:27:36 PM
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: I wouldn't call it anger so much, most here don't actually get angry in a physical sense.  It's more of an attempt to correct.  A parent punishing a child isn't angry by necessary fact, it is often done for the betterment of that child.

IMO, these people deserve to know that they creep others out, some of them severely so.  Same reason you teach a kid to not fling boogers at people if it is something you catch them doing, it's just kind of icky, even if you miss.


And in my opinion you deserve to know that most of us don't care that you are creeped out. We're bronies, we're not stupid, of course we know that watching a show for little girls is socially unacceptable, and that this will creep some people out. But why should we care? We believe that we should be free to watch, discuss and geek out over any show we want. If we let you dictate our actions we would be unhappy, therefore your opinion has been ignored. I felt you should know that.

/Accept Celestia into your life. Her's is the path to true happiness.
2013-01-30 10:03:51 PM
1 votes:

spamdog: I know it's hard to fathom but you should feel sorry for them, not be angry with them.


Meh, if they weren't the losers, someone else would be, and if we were simply nice to everyone, more people would go postal and shoot up schools or theaters...

Society needs a certain amount of strife, a certain amount of sacrificial black sheep to reinforce bonds, otherwise it will have issues.  It is human nature to have such hierarchy, and to act on it. It is nice to pretend that we're some sort of utopia where human nature doesn't apply, but it's deranged to believe it.

Thinking that people "shouldn't" be put off by someone elses creepiness is to cut out a large part of man's instinct.

I wouldn't call it anger so much, most here don't actually get angry in a physical sense.  It's more of an attempt to correct.  A parent punishing a child isn't angry by necessary fact, it is often done for the betterment of that child.

IMO, these people deserve to know that they creep others out, some of them severely so.  Same reason you teach a kid to not fling boogers at people if it is something you catch them doing, it's just kind of icky, even if you miss.

A LOT of things are that way, society at large does operate on preconceptions(sometimes apt, sometimes not), and if a person doesn't care about their image to an extent they're willing to annoy others, that says a lot about who they are on a fundamental level.

Modern parenting being what it is, I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I will offer them advice, otherwise how much of a chance of change is there?  Pretty much zero.

Those that truly can't act like rational humans, yeah, I'll pity and avoid them.  But I won't write anyone who's more simply annoying from ignorance as completely retarded and a bit less than a real human adult, I'll at least give them a chance.

/rambling rant
//long day, and speaking of which, also my bed time
///may check back tomorrow evening
2013-01-30 09:47:15 PM
1 votes:
How it's going to look in Japan:
th05.deviantart.net
2013-01-30 06:49:03 PM
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: spamdog: Remember when anime wasn't mainstream, and anyone who was into it was a freak? It's kinda like that.

Except it's not.

It's still adults buying into and addicted to something that's animated and packaged for kids.

I'd say the same thing for adults who dig much of anything that's on modern US stations in kiddy-watching hours though.  Sure, even spongebob could provide a laugh, but it's still pre-packaged puerile and annoying garbage for adhd kids with low standards.  Adults who drool over such things are the lowest common denominator.

Fist of the Northstar or Akira or Vampire Hunter D(etc) it is not.


trevorodonnell.files.wordpress.com

Hmmph. I'm much too sophisticated
and mature for such childish frivolity.
2013-01-30 06:04:05 PM
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Strolpol: The way Twitter lit up, you'd think they'd decided to kill her off.

[i45.tinypic.com image 449x233]

TwilightsprinklesPrincess Sparklebutt.

FTFY. (Also fits in with the general theme of Princess Sunbutt, Princess Moonbutt, and Princess Heartbutt.)


i.imgur.com

Sparklebutt. I LOL'd.
2013-01-30 05:10:28 PM
1 votes:

Nilatir: FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Twilight Farkle: It'll be interesting to see how a Japanese audience reacts to the show.

/It begins.................

Just in time for the US to go apeshiat...


I can't help but think part of the backlash is that the decesion was made by Hasbro to sell more toys (I know...I know... on The Hasbro Channel who knew) and not by the writers. Basically Hasbro said "Here, work this into the plot or go find another job."

I know that the show was conceived to sell toys but Lauren Faust figured she might as well make it an awesome show.


Actually, it is a good idea, even if it is Hasbro mandated.

Whatg's so bad about throwing something new into the mix? And hasn't everything been pointing to Twilight becoming more powerful and maybe becoming a Princess since the beginning?
2013-01-30 05:07:31 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard:
I love Pinkie Pies with crazy eyes. That's a prerequisite for a good Pinkie cosplayer.

But my favorite is

[fc08.deviantart.net image 850x637]

[fc06.deviantart.net image 450x675]


i.imgur.com
2013-01-30 04:42:53 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Strolpol: The way Twitter lit up, you'd think they'd decided to kill her off.
[i45.tinypic.com image 449x233]

Twilightsprinkles.


i.imgur.com

Filly sprinkles!

/glances at 2000+ post EqD thread on alicorn madness
//backs away while laughing maniacally
2013-01-30 04:19:44 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Strolpol: The way Twitter lit up, you'd think they'd decided to kill her off.


[i45.tinypic.com image 449x233]


Twilightsprinkles.
2013-01-30 04:14:38 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: How normal people see My Little Pony:
[ladygeekgirl.files.wordpress.com image 640x400]

How Bronies see My Little Pony:
[i47.tinypic.com image 640x536]


I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Yes, pr0n exists for MLP, just like for everything else on the internet, just like the vast majority of humans, the vast majority of Bronies are not interested.
2013-01-30 04:05:26 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Twilight Farkle: It'll be interesting to see how a Japanese audience reacts to the show.

/It begins.................

Just in time for the US to go apeshiat...

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]


The way Twitter lit up, you'd think they'd decided to kill her off.

/I'm about 95% sure the wings are a temporary thing
//an alicorn wizard did it
2013-01-30 04:03:06 PM
1 votes:
How normal people see My Little Pony:
ladygeekgirl.files.wordpress.com

How Bronies see My Little Pony:
i47.tinypic.com
2013-01-30 04:01:52 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: [i50.tinypic.com image 256x640]


Nobody wants to be spike. He's like the Peter Criss of Ponyvile.
2013-01-30 03:51:14 PM
1 votes:

Twilight Farkle: It'll be interesting to see how a Japanese audience reacts to the show.


/It begins.................
2013-01-30 03:46:21 PM
1 votes:
Most recent 50 links not approved in last 90 days:
2013-01-24
img1.fark.netimg1.fark.netAmerica is about to get invaded by a cartoon filled with wide-eyed girls from Japan. Oh, wait. What? It seems it's Japan that's going to get invaded by a girly cartoon from America, actually


Took you THIS long to give the greenlight to some TF'er instead, Fark Mods?
2013-01-30 03:24:43 PM
1 votes:

sjmcc13: 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.


I don't think the Japanese fans really got the Powerpuff Girls. Craig McCracken was basically parodying anime and its obsession with schoolgirls and monsters. When they came out with Powerpuff Girls Z . . . an anime version of a parody of anime . . .

i769.photobucket.com

/ wtf, buttercup. wtf, indeed.
2013-01-30 03:01:41 PM
1 votes:
Ponies are cute things.

The Japanese LOVE cute things.

I expect them to do pretty well.

/I guarantee you right now that Fluttershy will be their favorite by a wide margin
//but holy hell, Comiket is gonna get even weirder on the doujinshi AND cosplay fronts
2013-01-30 12:48:57 PM
1 votes:

GranoblasticMan: 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

The fan music is what finally got me to start watching the show about a year ago. I saw the memes popping up all over the place and thought they were funny enough, but after listening to Alex S and Sim Gretina's music (the first artists I heard), I knew there were some inside jokes I wasn't getting, so I gave it a watch.


Have you watched the brony documentary by John De Lacie? They interview The Living Tombstone, it's kinda weird seeing him in RL. He's from Tel Aviv of all places.

The odd thing is that the music scene exploded, sure there's Filk and some fan-made content for other famdoms but none to this extent.
2013-01-30 11:53:37 AM
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Kaeishiwaza: FirstNationalBastard:

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.

And yet she is portrayed as probably the hardest working and most driven of the six, perhaps with the exception of Applejack. She is constantly shown at work or working and living up to her aspirations to pursue the career she wants. Granted it's a 'girly' career as a fashion designer, but the show clearly depicts her as having earned her own success. She is known, by name, as an excellent designer and is sought out by the highest levels of her trade.

Her flaw is that she is self-centered. She is supposed to represent generosity in the show, yet hardly ever does. But she is easily the most mature and 'adult' of the mane six.

/Her other flaw is tic-tac-toe.


Rarity is self-centered, but she is also generous, sometimes to a fault.

For example, making the dresses for the Grand Galloping Gala.
2013-01-30 11:48:50 AM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard:

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.


And yet she is portrayed as probably the hardest working and most driven of the six, perhaps with the exception of Applejack. She is constantly shown at work or working and living up to her aspirations to pursue the career she wants. Granted it's a 'girly' career as a fashion designer, but the show clearly depicts her as having earned her own success. She is known, by name, as an excellent designer and is sought out by the highest levels of her trade.

Her flaw is that she is self-centered. She is supposed to represent generosity in the show, yet hardly ever does. But she is easily the most mature and 'adult' of the mane six.

/Her other flaw is tic-tac-toe.
2013-01-30 11:45:53 AM
1 votes:
stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg


Not a bronie, and I like Fark. But goddamn you guys can be some intolerant motherfarkers sometimes.

Yeah I know. welcometofark.jpg.
2013-01-30 11:39:28 AM
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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.
2013-01-30 11:37:49 AM
1 votes:

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 11:11:43 AM
1 votes:

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 11:11:11 AM
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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 11:09:35 AM
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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 11:07:25 AM
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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 11:03:51 AM
1 votes:

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 10:58:38 AM
1 votes:

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 10:49:02 AM
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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 10:36:06 AM
1 votes:
If you're looking for a description of bronies, might as well put it into song.
2013-01-30 10:35:47 AM
1 votes:

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 10:34:44 AM
1 votes:

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 10:33:36 AM
1 votes:

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 10:32:00 AM
1 votes:

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 09:25:07 AM
1 votes:
I wonder if it'll get an epic new anime-style opening credits sequence.
2013-01-30 09:23:08 AM
1 votes:

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 09:12:05 AM
1 votes:
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 09:09:22 AM
1 votes:
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 08:53:36 AM
1 votes:

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 08:51:38 AM
1 votes:

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 08:45:14 AM
1 votes:

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 08:44:50 AM
1 votes:
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 08:41:02 AM
1 votes:
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