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(Omaha World Herald)   "Male Bronies (men who like My Little Pony) have a strong community in Nebraska." Well, it was either that or stare at cows   (omaha.com) divider line 165
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2013-03-19 09:04:12 AM  
To be fair there isn't much else to do in Nebraska, so why not?
 
2013-03-19 09:09:37 AM  
In other news.  Horse rape rates in Nebraska have skyrocketed.
 
2013-03-19 09:15:49 AM  
www.myconfinedspace.com
 
2013-03-19 09:16:50 AM  
They must be stopped. With fire.
 
2013-03-19 09:17:06 AM  
antics.wikispaces.com
 
2013-03-19 09:26:31 AM  
point of order: aren't bronies male by definition?

/finds the whole thing rather silly
//lives in omaha
///contrary to popular belief, there is a lot to do here. true, most of it involves drinking, but still...
 
2013-03-19 09:51:53 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-19 10:25:27 AM  
Is this a bad time to mention that we're having another Omaha Fark Party this summer?
 
2013-03-19 10:31:24 AM  
I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar
 
2013-03-19 10:51:09 AM  

Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar


Not familiar with Mississippi?
 
2013-03-19 11:05:02 AM  

Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar


Kansas and north dakota.
 
2013-03-19 11:07:00 AM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar

Kansas and north dakota.


I was going to say... As someone who is originally from Kansas, I would like to say that state should be nuked from orbit. Truly a terrible place with no value.
 
2013-03-19 11:07:02 AM  

FlashHarry: point of order: aren't bronies male by definition?

/finds the whole thing rather silly
//lives in omaha
///contrary to popular belief, there is a lot to do here. true, most of it involves drinking, but still...


According to my Brony friend, the actual origin of the word comes from the fact that the male fandom "originated" on 4chan's /b/. /b/ + pony = brony. Everyone else just assumed it was a portmanteau of "bro" and "pony", so that's what it evolved into.

I.....I'm sort of ashamed that I know this.
 
2013-03-19 11:08:34 AM  
fashionindie.com


/yea, bronies have no underlying issues
 
2013-03-19 11:10:25 AM  
I would assume it's BECAUSE they sit around and stare at cows/horses all day long.
 
2013-03-19 11:10:56 AM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-03-19 11:13:23 AM  
To each their own.  This image always cracks me up though:

t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-19 11:15:40 AM  
I knew there was a reason I hated Nebraska.
 
2013-03-19 11:18:28 AM  
I like TV shows too, never felt the need to start a creepy fan club, though.
 
2013-03-19 11:20:36 AM  
*First National Bastard to the rainbow courtesy phone, First National Bastard to the rainbow courtesy phone please.

*Captain Steroid to the rainbow courtesy phone,  Captain Steroid to the rainbow courtesy phone please.
 
2013-03-19 11:22:40 AM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-03-19 11:27:24 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-03-19 11:32:17 AM  

FlashHarry: point of order: aren't bronies male by definition?

/finds the whole thing rather silly
//lives in omaha
///contrary to popular belief, there is a lot to do here. true, most of it involves drinking, but still...


That was my thought too.

And I've driven through Nebraska quite a bit. It's a long haul, but I don't really find it boring. It's better than looking at concrete and glass or cookie-cutter houses. I live in Illinois and I find it to be far worse to drive through. The 65 mph speed limit only rubs salt in the wound.
 
2013-03-19 11:33:02 AM  
*opens 'states_Ill_never_visit.docx"

*types in 'Nebraska'*

*saves and exits*
 
2013-03-19 11:38:37 AM  

cgraves67: I live in Illinois and I find it to be far worse to drive through. The 65 mph speed limit only rubs salt in the wound.


driving through southern illinois is like a death sentence. and, yes, the speed limit is the worst part. HOWEVER, i did drive through it once after a fresh snow, and it was beautiful. weird, huh.
 
2013-03-19 11:44:45 AM  

Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar


Arkansas. Just...there's really no comparison.
 
2013-03-19 11:47:24 AM  

FlashHarry: cgraves67: I live in Illinois and I find it to be far worse to drive through. The 65 mph speed limit only rubs salt in the wound.

driving through southern illinois is like a death sentence. and, yes, the speed limit is the worst part. HOWEVER, i did drive through it once after a fresh snow, and it was beautiful. weird, huh.


Growing up, my father would pile everyone in the car and we'd drive down to Metropolis/Cairo at least twice a year.  I don't know why.  Coming from Chicago, which is probably 90 minutes from the Wisconsin border, that was one long-ass farking drive.  Once you get south of Springfield, there ain't shiat for hundreds of miles.  One of the schools I applied to for college was in Carbondale, and when I realized how far away from civilization I'd be, I re-thought that.
 
2013-03-19 11:49:12 AM  

Jonnadiah: Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar

Arkansas. Just...there's really no comparison.


So you don't like seeing land whales hump their sisterwives /shudder
 
2013-03-19 11:52:25 AM  

Jonnadiah: Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar

Arkansas. Just...there's really no comparison.


Was coming in here to post the same thing. Do they still have signs on the freeway on-ramps stating parades are prohibited?
 
2013-03-19 11:57:27 AM  
Yet another reason why the Big 10 should have never let them into the conference.
 
2013-03-19 12:10:26 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-19 12:16:08 PM  
Nebraska is especially a great place to be a bronie since last year a judge overturned a state law forbidding sex offenders from using social media sites.
 
2013-03-19 12:23:55 PM  

1derful: Nebraska is especially a great place to be a bronie since last year a judge overturned a state law forbidding sex offenders from using social media sites.


How... Freudian.  You think brony and you reflexively associate the term with sex crimes.
 
2013-03-19 12:25:21 PM  

Weaver95: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 700x668]


i.imgur.com
You don't have to play hard to get, Weaver. It only makes her want you more.
 
2013-03-19 12:29:25 PM  
Why do people use commercial art to define their lives?

That's sad.
 
2013-03-19 12:29:25 PM  
So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)
 
2013-03-19 12:35:10 PM  

Amurica...Fark Ya!: [fashionindie.com image 367x550]


/yea, bronies have no underlying issues


pssst... that guy's not a Brony.
 
2013-03-19 12:37:18 PM  

Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)


They include a LOT of references to other television shows that people around the right age to be the parents of their main demographic would get. Is it really their fault you don't understand inside jokes?
 
2013-03-19 12:42:54 PM  
You know who watches kids' shows with no kids in the room?  Pedophiles.
 
2013-03-19 12:45:45 PM  
I imagine that most bronies would also enjoy a lovely barbie doll.
 
2013-03-19 12:52:10 PM  

Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar


I'm going to tell you what I tell everyone who says this, which is most people: you absolutely cannot judge Nebraska by driving across it. I-80 was built following the route of the Oregon Trail through the state, which followed the Platte River Valley because it was the easiest route. It's easy because it is flat and featureless. You could not plan a more boring route across the state if you tried to. Granted, the topography in the rest of the state isn't exactly the Rocky Mountains, but if you get away from the interstate, especially up north in the panhandle, there's a lot more topography than you'll see in e.g. Iowa.
 
2013-03-19 12:56:08 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Why do people use commercial art to define their lives?

That's sad.


Not just commercial art... sports teams, hobbies, whatever.


Jim from Saint Paul: *First National Bastard to the rainbow courtesy phone, First National Bastard to the rainbow courtesy phone please.

*Captain Steroid to the rainbow courtesy phone,  Captain Steroid to the rainbow courtesy phone please.


I may not be the best defender. While I do defend Bronies, even I think they're weird. Of course, I just logically extend that to sports fans and geeks of all types.


Oh, and boingy boingy boingy.

i6.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-19 12:56:13 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Amurica...Fark Ya!: [fashionindie.com image 367x550]


/yea, bronies have no underlying issues

pssst... that guy's not a Brony.


LOL

Like that matters to Fark.

L.M.A.O.
 
2013-03-19 01:13:48 PM  

Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)


I look at it like this: I have an 8 year old, 6 year old and a 21 month old. I have alot of time to be stuck watching their shows (at least in the background). I also am a big believer in watching the shows your kids are watching first (or at least WITH them). So I will proactively try to find things I like about these shows so I can put up with them.

The show is nice. It's not sickeningly sweet or anything. It teaches kids to be nice and to help their friends. That's it. There are a few funny lines, there are a few pop culture references (there's a full on big lebowski, bowling alley and all, reference) and the meme's on the internet are HILARIOUS.

Seriously, they use each other as gatling guns if needed.
 
2013-03-19 01:16:42 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

I look at it like this: I have an 8 year old, 6 year old and a 21 month old. I have alot of time to be stuck watching their shows (at least in the background). I also am a big believer in watching the shows your kids are watching first (or at least WITH them). So I will proactively try to find things I like about these shows so I can put up with them.

The show is nice. It's not sickeningly sweet or anything. It teaches kids to be nice and to help their friends. That's it. There are a few funny lines, there are a few pop culture references (there's a full on big lebowski, bowling alley and all, reference) and the meme's on the internet are HILARIOUS.

Seriously, they use each other as gatling guns if needed.


2.bp.blogspot.com

/using your friends as semi-automatic weapons is magic.
 
2013-03-19 01:30:10 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Weaver95: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 700x668]

[i.imgur.com image 640x360]
You don't have to play hard to get, Weaver. It only makes her want you more.


LOL.

/like MLP
//for the fact FARKers get all stabby and ragey at it
///MOAR PONIES PLEEZ!
////FOR THE LULZ!
 
2013-03-19 01:34:40 PM  

Rwa2play: Ed Grubermann: Weaver95: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 700x668]

[i.imgur.com image 640x360]
You don't have to play hard to get, Weaver. It only makes her want you more.

LOL.

/like MLP
//for the fact FARKers get all stabby and ragey at it
///MOAR PONIES PLEEZ!
////FOR THE LULZ!


i6.photobucket.com

i6.photobucket.com

i6.photobucket.com

i6.photobucket.com

i6.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-19 01:43:07 PM  
I have lived on both coasts and in between. Lived in Colorado for years, too, where folks are trained to hate Nebraska. Moved to Nebraska six years ago and I love it. Some of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever known. Are there awful people here? Yep. But not in any greater proportion than you will find in California, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas or Colorado. I am surprised about the Bronies here, though. Makes me like the place more.
 
2013-03-19 01:47:29 PM  
I made a parody post awhile back where I mixed weeaboo with brony.   Turns out it's becominga real thing.

i.imgur.com

/Belldandy is Celestia
 
2013-03-19 01:50:16 PM  

JelloBAfro: I have lived on both coasts and in between. Lived in Colorado for years, too, where folks are trained to hate Nebraska. Moved to Nebraska six years ago and I love it. Some of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever known. Are there awful people here? Yep. But not in any greater proportion than you will find in California, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas or Colorado. I am surprised about the Bronies here, though. Makes me like the place more.


Was does Colorado hate Nebraska?
 
2013-03-19 01:52:37 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

They include a LOT of references to other television shows that people around the right age to be the parents of their main demographic would get. Is it really their fault you don't understand inside jokes?


Of course not.  But I didn't see many in the first few episodes, and I think I'm not completely out of touch with current entertainment...   Were they there from the start (including first couple of episodes)?  Lots of shows don't hit their stride for a while - did I not watch enough of it?
 
2013-03-19 01:58:19 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Jim from Saint Paul: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

I look at it like this: I have an 8 year old, 6 year old and a 21 month old. I have alot of time to be stuck watching their shows (at least in the background). I also am a big believer in watching the shows your kids are watching first (or at least WITH them). So I will proactively try to find things I like about these shows so I can put up with them.

The show is nice. It's not sickeningly sweet or anything. It teaches kids to be nice and to help their friends. That's it. There are a few funny lines, there are a few pop culture references (there's a full on big lebowski, bowling alley and all, reference) and the meme's on the internet are HILARIOUS.

Seriously, they use each other as gatling guns if needed.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x277]

/using your friends as semi-automatic weapons is magic.


Could be worse.
i527.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-19 02:04:09 PM  
As an Omahan, I didn't know this was the case. Excuse me, I need to go buy some gasoline and matches.
 
2013-03-19 02:15:17 PM  

Skwrl: The My Little Pony Killer: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

They include a LOT of references to other television shows that people around the right age to be the parents of their main demographic would get. Is it really their fault you don't understand inside jokes?

Of course not.  But I didn't see many in the first few episodes, and I think I'm not completely out of touch with current entertainment...   Were they there from the start (including first couple of episodes)?  Lots of shows don't hit their stride for a while - did I not watch enough of it?


Maybe it just means you see the show for what it is.
"Hurr, they referenced Big Lebowski, that means me and men all over the country should band together and dress up like ponies."
 
2013-03-19 02:35:06 PM  

browntimmy: Skwrl: The My Little Pony Killer: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

They include a LOT of references to other television shows that people around the right age to be the parents of their main demographic would get. Is it really their fault you don't understand inside jokes?

Of course not.  But I didn't see many in the first few episodes, and I think I'm not completely out of touch with current entertainment...   Were they there from the start (including first couple of episodes)?  Lots of shows don't hit their stride for a while - did I not watch enough of it?

Maybe it just means you see the show for what it is.
"Hurr, they referenced Big Lebowski, that means me and men all over the country should band together and dress up like ponies."


Yep. that's it. You figured it out.

[/thread]
 
2013-03-19 02:37:46 PM  

Skwrl: Of course not.  But I didn't see many in the first few episodes, and I think I'm not completely out of touch with current entertainment...   Were they there from the start (including first couple of episodes)?  Lots of shows don't hit their stride for a while - did I not watch enough of it?


It's largely acknowledged that the first two episodes sucked and that the early parts of the first season were a bit rough. Every fan has their own "Oh, I get it!" episode. For me, it was an episode dealing with Rarity (the pony with the elaborate mane) in her role as a professional dress designer. I had just never seen a show so thoroughly subvert the ditzy stereotype that usually gets stuck on the more feminine characters. To see such a character be serious and hard working was a breath of fresh air. From that point on, I was able to see that there were layers to the show.

I find that a lot of the humor reminds me of the old Loony Tune days of animation: accessible to kids, but not stupid or condescending and genuinely funny. Likewise, I'm really entertained by the musical bits and just the overall characterization and animation. There's a reason that pony memes are everywhere: they're extremely expressive characters with a very clear aesthetic.

That said, it really isn't for everyone. It seems that you really did give it a try. I'd encourage you to at least check out the Discord episodes (because it's basically Q comes to Equestria), but I think we can put you down in the tried it and didn't like it bin, and that's perfectly cool.
 
2013-03-19 02:38:15 PM  
Lot of haters in this thread.

/Lover of most quality animation.
//Sadly, "Brony" is the only recognized term when "Adventure Timer," "Archerer," and "Regular Show Watching Stoner" haven't caught on.
///Has a My Little Pony t-shirt, Regular show sunglasses, and Adventure Time headphones. Guess which of the three result in a whole drawn-out conversation.
 
2013-03-19 02:40:52 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: browntimmy: Skwrl: The My Little Pony Killer: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

They include a LOT of references to other television shows that people around the right age to be the parents of their main demographic would get. Is it really their fault you don't understand inside jokes?

Of course not.  But I didn't see many in the first few episodes, and I think I'm not completely out of touch with current entertainment...   Were they there from the start (including first couple of episodes)?  Lots of shows don't hit their stride for a while - did I not watch enough of it?

Maybe it just means you see the show for what it is.
"Hurr, they referenced Big Lebowski, that means me and men all over the country should band together and dress up like ponies."

Yep. that's it. You figured it out.

[/thread]


Actually, my real theory is it's like the hair metal bands of the '80s. They figured the edgy attention-getting thing to do was a complete 180 of what male rock stars were supposed to be, so they dressed up like chicks with makeup and hairspray and the works. This is kind of like that, except with chubby geeks.
 
2013-03-19 02:41:34 PM  

Bloody William: Lot of haters in this thread.


They "really hate" ponies.
 
2013-03-19 02:42:27 PM  

browntimmy: Actually, my real theory is it's like the hair metal bands of the '80s. They figured the edgy attention-getting thing to do was a complete 180 of what male rock stars were supposed to be, so they dressed up like chicks with makeup and hairspray and the works. This is kind of like that, except with chubby geeks.


...says someone who never heard of the 70's and glam. Jesus Christ, read a book.
 
2013-03-19 02:45:55 PM  

Bloody William: browntimmy: Actually, my real theory is it's like the hair metal bands of the '80s. They figured the edgy attention-getting thing to do was a complete 180 of what male rock stars were supposed to be, so they dressed up like chicks with makeup and hairspray and the works. This is kind of like that, except with chubby geeks.

...says someone who never heard of the 70's and glam. Jesus Christ, read a book.


Doesn't really address my point since glam rock was pretty much the same thing I described. What book did you have in mind?
 
2013-03-19 02:47:30 PM  

browntimmy: Bloody William: browntimmy: Actually, my real theory is it's like the hair metal bands of the '80s. They figured the edgy attention-getting thing to do was a complete 180 of what male rock stars were supposed to be, so they dressed up like chicks with makeup and hairspray and the works. This is kind of like that, except with chubby geeks.

...says someone who never heard of the 70's and glam. Jesus Christ, read a book.

Doesn't really address my point since glam rock was pretty much the same thing I described. What book did you have in mind?


The indefinite book referenced whenever anyone says something stupid.

And it does address your point because it kind of shows that trends change and not everything is some psychosexual snap-back attempt to be edgy. Even if hair metal was gayer than eight guys blowing njine guys.
 
2013-03-19 02:48:40 PM  
it's also possible that Adventure Time and Regular Show are not television shows aimed at 8 year old girls?
 
2013-03-19 02:54:05 PM  

Jackson Herring: it's also possible that Adventure Time and Regular Show are not television shows aimed at 8 year old girls?


Maybe. Though before My Little Pony, I took shiat just for watching cartoons at all. So in a strange way, brony-hating has made more of my hobbies more socially acceptable.

And I still don't understand how Regular Show is a main Cartoon Network show and not on Adult Swim, besides the fact that Adult Swim is anathema to any sort of quality at this point.

/I like any good animation.
 
2013-03-19 02:55:43 PM  
Dunno if it makes me a brony or not, but I LOVE watching MLP with my 4yo daughter.

/FOREVER!!!
 
2013-03-19 02:59:17 PM  

Bloody William: browntimmy: Bloody William: browntimmy: Actually, my real theory is it's like the hair metal bands of the '80s. They figured the edgy attention-getting thing to do was a complete 180 of what male rock stars were supposed to be, so they dressed up like chicks with makeup and hairspray and the works. This is kind of like that, except with chubby geeks.

...says someone who never heard of the 70's and glam. Jesus Christ, read a book.

Doesn't really address my point since glam rock was pretty much the same thing I described. What book did you have in mind?

The indefinite book referenced whenever anyone says something stupid.

And it does address your point because it kind of shows that trends change and not everything is some psychosexual snap-back attempt to be edgy. Even if hair metal was gayer than eight guys blowing njine guys.


Wait, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you that guy who's also into furries? Are you sure there's no psychosexual issues there?
 
2013-03-19 03:14:16 PM  

FlashHarry: cgraves67: I live in Illinois and I find it to be far worse to drive through. The 65 mph speed limit only rubs salt in the wound.

driving through southern illinois is like a death sentence. and, yes, the speed limit is the worst part. HOWEVER, i did drive through it once after a fresh snow, and it was beautiful. weird, huh.


I used to drive from SE Ohio to Lincoln, NE every three weeks for work. Take I-70 to I-74 to I-80.  Where I am it is beautiful (Appalachia).  Once you get past Columbus it gets flat and kind of boring.

Indiana isn't too bad because I would drive across the short part of it, so it only took 4 hours and that was broken up in the middle by Indianapolis.

Then we would drive north through Illinois, up to Davenport, IA.  Good lord that sucked. The 65 mph, combined with it being so....bland.  One time I remember it was foggy out (the snow was melting and it had that low hanging white fog) and it was just so boring.  Only Arkansas is worse to drive through.

Iowa was a little bit better.  I think it might have been the constant up/down of the road (nice rolling hills) but holy hell, they need to stop telling me how far away flippin' Des Moines is. I swear there is a sign for Des Moines every mile (234 miles....233 miles...232 miles) and it just makes it that much longer.

Nebraska....well I didn't go too far into it (work was in Lincoln) except when we went out to Rocky Mountain National park that one time.  I don't remember that much about it (I do remember Colorado being brown and desolate until you got to Denver).

/It is now 70 mph on I-80 through Ohio
//They are trying to pass a low to make it 70 the entire state.
 
2013-03-19 03:19:48 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: It's largely acknowledged that the first two episodes sucked and that the early parts of the first season were a bit rough. Every fan has their own "Oh, I get it!" episode. For me, it was an episode dealing with Rarity (the pony with the elaborate mane) in her role as a professional dress designer. I had just never seen a show so thoroughly subvert the ditzy stereotype that usually gets stuck on the more feminine characters. To see such a character be serious and hard working was a breath of fresh air. From that point on, I was able to see that there were layers to the show.


That's actually the one episode I've seen. It was cute. I particularly enjoyed the riff on Sondheim's Putting It Together. And I admit I did LOL at the "20% cooler" line. I thought it was something I can enjoy watching with my niece, but not something that I'd sit down and watch all  by my lonesome. However, I always visit these threads for the pics and the haters. I can't decide which amuses me more.

/ever notice how it is the haters who always bring up pedophilia
//they're taking a wide stance on the matter, methinks
 
2013-03-19 03:20:27 PM  

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: Dunno if it makes me a brony or not, but I LOVE watching MLP with my 4yo daughter.

/FOREVER!!!


It doesn't.

Wathcing by yourself and then going to message boards to disect the episode would though.
 
2013-03-19 03:20:51 PM  

Bloody William: Lot of haters in this thread.

/Lover of most quality animation.
//Sadly, "Brony" is the only recognized term when "Adventure Timer," "Archerer," and "Regular Show Watching Stoner" haven't caught on.
///Has a My Little Pony t-shirt, Regular show sunglasses, and Adventure Time headphones. Guess which of the three result in a whole drawn-out conversation.


Maybe it's because all those terms are bad and you should feel bad?

Besides, everyone knows that Archer fans are called "Dutchies".

/what?
 
2013-03-19 03:22:41 PM  

aevorea: *opens 'states_Ill_never_visit.docx"

*types in 'Nebraska'*

*saves and exits*


A word document for that? It's a file that contains a maximum of 50 words. I think .txt should suffice
 
2013-03-19 03:26:35 PM  
Thankfully my 3 yo daughter loves Adventure Time more than life itself and THAT my farkfriends, is a fantastic cartoon no matter your age or gender.
 
2013-03-19 03:28:08 PM  

CraicBaby: Is this a bad time to mention that we're having another Omaha Fark Party this summer?


Can we shun the My Little Pony fanatics?
 
2013-03-19 03:35:31 PM  

The English Major: CraicBaby: Is this a bad time to mention that we're having another Omaha Fark Party this summer?

Can we shun the My Little Pony fanatics?


I would love to see the Pony supporters come with signs and videotape like it was a real protest or something.

"I'm gonna love and tolerate the shiat out of you" signs everywhere. Could be awesome.
 
2013-03-19 03:52:53 PM  

browntimmy: Wait, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you that guy who's also into furries? Are you sure there's no psychosexual issues there?


Yes, but those are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS!

Christ, can't a nerd have some layers?
 
2013-03-19 03:52:58 PM  
Wouldn't being male be a predisposition for being a BROny in the first place? I mean it has "bro" right in it. Right there. See it?

/Someone mistook me for a brony once. They realized their mistake when I cocked my eyebrow and said "Say what now?".
//CSB
 
2013-03-19 04:08:02 PM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: FlashHarry: point of order: aren't bronies male by definition?

/finds the whole thing rather silly
//lives in omaha
///contrary to popular belief, there is a lot to do here. true, most of it involves drinking, but still...

According to my Brony friend, the actual origin of the word comes from the fact that the male fandom "originated" on 4chan's /b/. /b/ + pony = brony. Everyone else just assumed it was a portmanteau of "bro" and "pony", so that's what it evolved into.

I.....I'm sort of ashamed that I know this.


I'm pretty certain I've heard Tara Strong call the girls something like unipals or something like that different from the term "Bronie"

/Tara is awesome I could give two craps about the show
 
2013-03-19 04:11:40 PM  

gunga galunga: Some 'Splainin' To Do: It's largely acknowledged that the first two episodes sucked and that the early parts of the first season were a bit rough. Every fan has their own "Oh, I get it!" episode. For me, it was an episode dealing with Rarity (the pony with the elaborate mane) in her role as a professional dress designer. I had just never seen a show so thoroughly subvert the ditzy stereotype that usually gets stuck on the more feminine characters. To see such a character be serious and hard working was a breath of fresh air. From that point on, I was able to see that there were layers to the show.

That's actually the one episode I've seen. It was cute. I particularly enjoyed the riff on Sondheim's Putting It Together. And I admit I did LOL at the "20% cooler" line. I thought it was something I can enjoy watching with my niece, but not something that I'd sit down and watch all  by my lonesome.


Fair enough. For what it's worth, that's not the episode that I'd point to in an effort to get people into the show. It's just the episode that got me into it. A part of it, I think, is that I could really relate to her frustrations in dealing with unreasonable client demands. If you've ever dealt with vague but insistent client requests, that 20% cooler line is straight up satire.

However, I always visit these threads for the pics and the haters. I can't decide which amuses me more.

/ever notice how it is the haters who always bring up pedophilia
//they're taking a wide stance on the matter, methinks


The haters really don't bother me. I think that 99% of them are just trolls who think that they're found an easy target but who usually underestimate how much experience Bronies have with trolls. The whole thing got started on the cesspools of 4Chan, for gods sake. Watching your run of the mill Fark troll acting like he's pushing our buttons with these kinds of lame remarks is actually kind of cute, in a way. It's like watching a particularly anti-social kid trying out training wheels. You kind of hope that the little asshole will get better at it, you know?

I do feel kind of bad for the 1% who really are serious about it, though. It seems like they're stuck in a joyless and cynical place that makes it impossible for them to even understand other people's happiness. I sincerely hope that they manage to overcome those goblins in their souls one of these days. In the meanwhile, I can't help but to feel a bit of pity for them and to hope that they get better.
 
2013-03-19 04:13:17 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: The English Major: CraicBaby: Is this a bad time to mention that we're having another Omaha Fark Party this summer?

Can we shun the My Little Pony fanatics?

I would love to see the Pony supporters come with signs and videotape like it was a real protest or something.

"I'm gonna love and tolerate the shiat out of you" signs everywhere. Could be awesome.


Quit giving them ideas.
 
2013-03-19 04:13:48 PM  

therecksays: I'm pretty certain I've heard Tara Strong call the girls something like unipals or something like that different from the term "Bronie"


Pegasister is the most commonly distinct term used for them, but most adult female fans are comfortable with just calling themselves bronies, too. There's no reason to take the "bro" part of the neologism too literally.
 
2013-03-19 04:14:50 PM  

The English Major: Jim from Saint Paul: The English Major: CraicBaby: Is this a bad time to mention that we're having another Omaha Fark Party this summer?

Can we shun the My Little Pony fanatics?

I would love to see the Pony supporters come with signs and videotape like it was a real protest or something.

"I'm gonna love and tolerate the shiat out of you" signs everywhere. Could be awesome.

Quit giving them ideas.


Psst. We already have ideas. See you in Omaha.
 
2013-03-19 04:28:31 PM  
I know one person who loves Bronies because every thread with the word in the title gets page clicks.
 
2013-03-19 04:41:04 PM  
FTFA: " Chris Bachelder II always dreamed of becoming a professional wrestler. His ring persona, Christopher Lust, would sport tuxedo trunks and try to seduce the audience. He would be a heartthrob. But after four years of training, a knee injury forced Bachelder, 23, to walk away in 2011. He had put all his energy into wrestling, but now he needed a new passion, a new way of life. That's when he found "My Little Pony."

This guy should find the FWC Monday threads. Fair amount of crossover in there.
 
2013-03-19 04:43:33 PM  
Just like the Bush administration, this too will end one day. Stop making me feel sorry for you, there are others who deserve my pathos who didn't bring it on themselves.
 
2013-03-19 04:48:42 PM  

FlashHarry: cgraves67: I live in Illinois and I find it to be far worse to drive through. The 65 mph speed limit only rubs salt in the wound.

driving through southern illinois is like a death sentence. and, yes, the speed limit is the worst part. HOWEVER, i did drive through it once after a fresh snow, and it was beautiful. weird, huh.


My wife and I just drove through Southern Illinois on our way to St. Louis. Our car game was "hawk or trash."
 
2013-03-19 04:48:54 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Just like the Bush administration, this too will end one day.


...and the effects will be felt for years. No, not just years,

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-19 05:00:55 PM  

Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)


If you're to watch any episode, watch "party of one" and the final episode of the first season. Best ones of the first season. Season 2 has more obvious adult in-jokes.

It's also very easily "meme-able" which is what started the whole brony phenomena in the first place.  Here's a compilation of them that's fun to watch regardless:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tjb14VoWjg
 
2013-03-19 05:11:54 PM  

Ed Grubermann: FirstNationalBastard: Jim from Saint Paul: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

I look at it like this: I have an 8 year old, 6 year old and a 21 month old. I have alot of time to be stuck watching their shows (at least in the background). I also am a big believer in watching the shows your kids are watching first (or at least WITH them). So I will proactively try to find things I like about these shows so I can put up with them.

The show is nice. It's not sickeningly sweet or anything. It teaches kids to be nice and to help their friends. That's it. There are a few funny lines, there are a few pop culture references (there's a full on big lebowski, bowling alley and all, reference) and the meme's on the internet are HILARIOUS.

Seriously, they use each other as gatling guns if needed.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x277]

/using your friends as semi-automatic weapons is magic.

Could be worse.
[i527.photobucket.com image 640x480]


WHAT THE FARK? What anime is that.
 
2013-03-19 05:19:31 PM  
shortymac: WHAT THE FARK? What anime is that.

I have no idea. I think the laser effect was added on as I've seen that GIF without it.
 
2013-03-19 05:27:28 PM  
thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-19 05:50:44 PM  
i273.photobucket.com

yay, pony thread.
 
2013-03-19 06:32:10 PM  

Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)


11 might be too old for the target demographic and too young to catch the references aimed at the parents.

The first two pilot episodes are generally regarded as mediocre, it's your standard introduce-the-characters spiel. I spent most of those 44 minutes vaguely bemused but wondering WTF all the fuss was about. The third was funny in its own way, but it was the Benny Hill homage that saved it for me. That was the hook that prompted me to watch episode four, which centered around burnout and overwork, and... well, exposure to the show obviously hasn't affected me at all, has it?

i.imgur.com

As an adult, I'd say Season 2, Episode 3, "Lesson Zero" is probably the most accessible for anyone who's ever experienced deadline pressure, and someone upthread has already mentioned Season 2, Episodes 1+2, "The Return of Harmony," featuring John "Q" DeLancie reprising his former role in cartoon form as another great starting point.

But hey, at the end of the day, it's still just a cartoon. We of the herd happen to think it's a good one, and we enjoy it even though it really wasn't designed with us in mind. Speaking of overwork and deadline pressure...

i.imgur.com

And this is in no way a bookmark.
 
2013-03-19 06:55:48 PM  
Well, yes. Adult female fans call themselves "pegasisters".
 
2013-03-19 07:03:54 PM  

rtaylor92: Thankfully my 3 yo daughter loves Adventure Time more than life itself and THAT my farkfriends, is a fantastic cartoon no matter your age or gender.


Complete opposite. My Brony level is dangerous, but I do not "get" Adventure Time.
I suppose it's mostly the style... and I daresay it might be I'm unable to get past it. Considering my art and design background, the art can be 90% of why I watch anything to begin with. Finn's entire anatomy, especially the face, just makes me cringe.

I hear about the deeper themes behind the random wackiness, and I'm interested to learn more, but then I see the art style and actually have to endure the random wackiness. Just don't get it. i can easily see why people wouldn't like MLP, but I can't seem to figure out what part of my brain I need to turn off to enjoy AT.
 
2013-03-19 07:14:18 PM  

Ishidan: Well, yes. Adult female fans call themselves "pegasisters".


Are you serious? That's kind of cool in a dorky way.

But that's what I think it's about, dorky fun. I've gotten a couple of links from nice farkers about Bronies, and have a smart Brony student this term who explained his enjoyment, but the show doesn't speak to me.

Not that what does speak to me is any less dorky. Lovecraft and a life-long crush on Velma Dinkley sure doesn't make me hardcore.

The Cthulhu Mystery Incorporated episode was near Nirvana.
 
2013-03-19 07:15:17 PM  
mardi gras in nebraska
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-19 07:23:33 PM  

Omahawg: mardi gras in nebraska


I'd be happy to take one of those cows' place.
 
2013-03-19 07:23:36 PM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: Lovecraft and a life-long crush on Velma Dinkley sure doesn't make me hardcore.


img.photobucket.com
Thoughts on Mystery Incorporated if aware?
Never was a big Velma fan, but that series took every single aspect of dumpy nerd and cranked the hotness to farking 12. Whoever is responsible is a farking genius.
 
2013-03-19 07:33:49 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: The number 7 and the letter Q!: Lovecraft and a life-long crush on Velma Dinkley sure doesn't make me hardcore.


Thoughts on Mystery Incorporated if aware?
Never was a big Velma fan, but that series took every single aspect of dumpy nerd and cranked the hotness to farking 12. Whoever is responsible is a farking genius.


I've only seen the first season (that's all Netflix has) but I enjoy it quite a bit. It's not as pure fun as the first series (but it's hard to beat that childhood nostalgia thing). It scares my three year old son, and my wife is annoyed at the continuous storyline elements, but those things don't bug me.

Velma certainly got cranked up. I already had her at a 12, so she's easily in the 20's for me.

My wife looks nothing like Velma, just in case anyone was wondering. Putting her in a tight orange sweater and doing some tackling sounds fun, though.
 
2013-03-19 07:48:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Jim from Saint Paul: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

I look at it like this: I have an 8 year old, 6 year old and a 21 month old. I have alot of time to be stuck watching their shows (at least in the background). I also am a big believer in watching the shows your kids are watching first (or at least WITH them). So I will proactively try to find things I like about these shows so I can put up with them.

The show is nice. It's not sickeningly sweet or anything. It teaches kids to be nice and to help their friends. That's it. There are a few funny lines, there are a few pop culture references (there's a full on big lebowski, bowling alley and all, reference) and the meme's on the internet are HILARIOUS.

Seriously, they use each other as gatling guns if needed.



/using your friends as semi-automatic weapons is magic.


I hope that's not a high-capacity mane. That's a big no-no!
 
2013-03-19 08:03:28 PM  
I appreciate your efforts, Weaver, really I do. But the fact is that bronies are just too big a job for the Ordo. Leave this to the big guns.

media.moddb.com

By the power vested in me by the Emperor of Mankind, I hereby subject this thread to Exterminatus.

May Imperial justice account all in balance.

The Emperor protects.
 
2013-03-19 08:04:23 PM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: Velma Dinkley


There's a great semi-nude set of a girl dressed up like Velma Dinkley on DeviantArt I believe.

Chub-tacular.
 
2013-03-19 08:12:31 PM  

spamdog: The number 7 and the letter Q!: Velma Dinkley

There's a great semi-nude set of a girl dressed up like Velma Dinkley on DeviantArt I believe.

Chub-tacular.


You know, I never thought of her as chubby, just not willowy.

There's nothing wrong with chubby. Whatever makes your happy stick and her hoo ha happy, and doesn't hurt anyone, is better than ok in my book.

May have to check said photos out.
 
2013-03-19 08:14:44 PM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: spamdog: The number 7 and the letter Q!: Velma Dinkley

There's a great semi-nude set of a girl dressed up like Velma Dinkley on DeviantArt I believe.

Chub-tacular.

You know, I never thought of her as chubby, just not willowy.

There's nothing wrong with chubby. Whatever makes your happy stick and her hoo ha happy, and doesn't hurt anyone, is better than ok in my book.

May have to check said photos out.


Or maybe said "chubby" is the effect of the pictures. Slow mind, you know.

Either way, play ball.
 
Skr
2013-03-19 08:24:35 PM  
McDonalds currently has MLP figures in their girl Happy Meals.
 
2013-03-19 08:30:55 PM  

Skr: McDonalds currently has MLP figures in their girl Happy Meals.


Some brony somewhere has already jerked off onto one of them and is currently taking pictures.
 
2013-03-19 08:48:20 PM  
Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.

s15.postimage.org
 
2013-03-19 08:49:32 PM  

Bloody William: /I like any good animation.


I love Adventure Time, but I'd sooner nail my dick to a board than go outside in public wearing an Adventure Time XXXXL tshirt or whatever, you know
 
2013-03-19 08:56:20 PM  

the lord god: Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.


I have two copies of the Delorean/TARDIS shirt the guy in front is wearing.
 
2013-03-19 09:00:26 PM  

Hagbardr: the lord god: Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.

I have two copies of the Delorean/TARDIS shirt the guy in front is wearing.


Nothing wrong with that. So long as you do not have sexual fantasies about a childs cartoon show we are good.
 
2013-03-19 09:10:36 PM  

the lord god: So long as you do not have sexual fantasies about a childs cartoon show we are good.


What, you never jerked off over Gadget?

shiat pal, live a little.
 
2013-03-19 09:11:28 PM  
Whose the sex machine that all the chicks dig?
media.oregonlive.com
 
2013-03-19 09:15:31 PM  

the lord god: Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.

[s15.postimage.org image 800x601]



Thread over.  If you can look at that picture and see yourself or any of your friends, just stop it.  Stop it now, grow up, be less pedophilic, and find something useful, like euthanizing yourself.
 
2013-03-19 09:24:10 PM  

spamdog: the lord god: So long as you do not have sexual fantasies about a childs cartoon show we are good.

What, you never jerked off over Gadget?

shiat pal, live a little.


Nope.
 
2013-03-19 09:27:57 PM  
You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-19 09:31:52 PM  

Spaced Lion: I appreciate your efforts, Weaver, really I do. But the fact is that bronies are just too big a job for the Ordo. Leave this to the big guns.

[media.moddb.com image 850x637]

By the power vested in me by the Emperor of Mankind, I hereby subject this thread to Exterminatus.

OK, but those cyclonic torpedoes need to be about 20% cooler.

i.imgur.com

May Imperial justice account all in balance.

Okey-dokey-lokey!
img198.imageshack.us

The Emperor protects.

i.imgur.com

Yes She does.

In the Grim Darkness of the Future, There Are Only Ponies.

Part of the reason it's still going is that whenever anything gets a critical mass of creatives cranking out fan-made content, it can not only propagate itself between fanbases, it can do so even if the show is on hiatus between seasons. As for why this property and not something like Adventure Time (of which I'm also a casual fan), I have no idea. Faust had a head start on a viral fanbase with her body of prior work, but it wasn't that big a head start.
 
2013-03-19 09:33:32 PM  

fickenchucker: the lord god: Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.

[s15.postimage.org image 800x601]


Thread over.  If you can look at that picture and see yourself or any of your friends, just stop it.  Stop it now, grow up, be less pedophilic, and find something useful, like euthanizing yourself.


If you see yourself in any of the pics I posted please get professional help ASAP.
 
2013-03-19 09:35:16 PM  
edge.liveleak.com
edge.liveleak.com
 
2013-03-19 09:40:19 PM  

the lord god: Whose the sex machine that all the chicks dig?
[media.oregonlive.com image 380x504]


th03.deviantart.net

...SHAFT! (Umm, even if you don't dig it, that's okay too.)
 
2013-03-19 09:43:58 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [edge.liveleak.com image 826x1144]


derpy.ponychan.net
 
2013-03-19 10:09:33 PM  
I think the fact that they allow people to make fan vids and don't demand they be taken down helped the fandom explode.

Also, how can you not love Derpy Hooves?

sadpanda.us
 
2013-03-19 10:23:01 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: therecksays: I'm pretty certain I've heard Tara Strong call the girls something like unipals or something like that different from the term "Bronie"

Pegasister is the most commonly distinct term used for them, but most adult female fans are comfortable with just calling themselves bronies, too. There's no reason to take the "bro" part of the neologism too literally.


Thanks. I knew it was something but forgot what it was.
 
2013-03-19 10:48:00 PM  

MeanJean: I think the fact that they allow people to make fan vids and don't demand they be taken down helped the fandom explode.

Also, how can you not love Derpy Hooves?


That, that, and...

i.imgur.com

...that too.

"Equestria, you gotta get the muffins first. First you get the muffins, then you get the friendship, then, then you become an alicorn."

On the fan content front, the year's still shaping up for con season.

First up, with a scheduled release date of March 30, 2013, Double Rainboom, the first entirely fan-made episode, and he's got Hasbro's written permission, so there shouldn't be any last-minute glitches.

(Speaking of last-minute glitches, and as a followup to the Fighting is Magic story, the mane6dev team behind FiM has accepted Lauren Faust's offer to do character design. The Herd won't get the MLP-themed fighting game originally envisioned, but we'll all get a good indie 2D fighter out of it. For those not of the Herd, that might even be 20% cooler.)

Slated for later this year: Ponies, The Anthology, Vol. III (no set release date, but if you remember Volume I and Volume II, you'll want to keep your eyes open and a six-pack of cider at the ready.)
 
2013-03-19 10:50:29 PM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: FlashHarry: point of order: aren't bronies male by definition?

/finds the whole thing rather silly
//lives in omaha
///contrary to popular belief, there is a lot to do here. true, most of it involves drinking, but still...

According to my Brony friend, the actual origin of the word comes from the fact that the male fandom "originated" on 4chan's /b/. /b/ + pony = brony. Everyone else just assumed it was a portmanteau of "bro" and "pony", so that's what it evolved into.

I.....I'm sort of ashamed that I know this.


Your friend, and by extension you, are incorrect.

The first mention of the show started out on /co/ (4chan's comic and cartoons board) when it was mentioned in an article called something like "The End of Creator Driven Cartoons". Somebody uploaded the first two episodes to YouTube when they came out, and well, it took off from there.

Ponies were pretty much exclusive to /co/ for those first couple of months, in which the term "Brony" was coined, in a conversation that went something like "Thanks PonyBro" "More like Brony!" (I am not entirely sure, but I think it took place on /pco/ which isn't actually 4chan but used by the /co/ board).

In late December (at the latest) somebody thought it would be funny to introduce Ponies to /b/... which is both when the show started to spread through the Internet and the Great shiatstorm of our time happened. Mostly because of /b/tards Ponies overwhelmed plenty of other 4chan boards, which lead to a rule stating that ponies could only be on /co/ and only on one thread at a time.

This lead to the creation of Pony-Chan and several other sites. The fandom really took off after the first season ended, and well here we are now.

That the history as I've experienced it anyways, having watched the show since early November 2010 (show started in Oct '10).

I do have screen shots of most of these events but not on my iPod which I am posting from.

And now you know.
 
2013-03-19 10:55:42 PM  

Raw_fishFood: In late December (at the latest) somebody thought it would be funny to introduce Ponies to /b/... which is both when the show started to spread through the Internet and the Great shiatstorm of our time happened. Mostly because of /b/tards Ponies overwhelmed plenty of other 4chan boards, which lead to a rule stating that ponies could only be on /co/ and only on one thread at a time.


I was under the impression that people of /co/ complained about ponies, leading moderators to start banning their threads which led to them spilling over into /b/ instead. I'm probably wrong though.

Anyway. It is like the history of a bowel movement.
 
2013-03-19 10:58:26 PM  

Spaced Lion: I appreciate your efforts, Weaver, really I do. But the fact is that bronies are just too big a job for the Ordo. Leave this to the big guns.
[media.moddb.com image 850x637]
By the power vested in me by the Emperor of Mankind, I hereby subject this thread to Exterminatus.
May Imperial justice account all in balance.
The Emperor protects.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
You're kidding, right?  You're kidding.
 
2013-03-19 11:00:56 PM  

Raw_fishFood:
The first mention of the show started out on /co/ (4chan's comic and cartoons board) when it was mentioned in an article called something like "The End of Creator Driven Cartoons". Somebody uploaded the first two episodes to YouTube when they came out, and well, it took off from there.


Eeyup. The article was "The End of the Creator-Driven Era in TV Animation," which dates it to October 2010.

i.chzbgr.com

/is still kinda surprised that the creation of /mlp in early 2012 turned out not to have been an elaborate ruse after all.
 
2013-03-19 11:09:11 PM  

the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


What can you smell in this one?

popshifter.com

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.
 
2013-03-19 11:33:45 PM  

Spaced Lion: I appreciate your efforts, Weaver, really I do. But the fact is that bronies are just too big a job for the Ordo. Leave this to the big guns.

[media.moddb.com image 850x637]

By the power vested in me by the Emperor of Mankind, I hereby subject this thread to Exterminatus.

May Imperial justice account all in balance.

The Emperor protects.


arch.413chan.net

Weaver95: [antics.wikispaces.com image 310x310]


twilight.ponychan.net


I find the overlap to be hilarious
 
2013-03-19 11:54:23 PM  
I'll just leave this here for the haters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLxkzsEtsAs

NSFW-Eminem lyrics
 
2013-03-20 12:04:55 AM  

FlashHarry: cgraves67: I live in Illinois and I find it to be far worse to drive through. The 65 mph speed limit only rubs salt in the wound.

driving through southern illinois is like a death sentence. and, yes, the speed limit is the worst part. HOWEVER, i did drive through it once after a fresh snow, and it was beautiful. weird, huh.


What're ya goofy? It's the Chicagoland concrete sprawl that's boring as fark, boy.

Oh hey.. look.. another strip mall. A new Walgreens... There's a Home Depot.. nope.. can't turn in from this side of the road.. have to go another three miles. Oh boy! A sports bar and grill! Another Walgreens!!
-repeat from Waukegan to Chicago Heights.


/BERwyn
 
2013-03-20 12:27:03 AM  

Ishidan: I'll just leave this here for the haters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLxkzsEtsAs

NSFW-Eminem lyrics


i.imgur.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyd4XCRSBIg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKLOJcQPdCM

NSFW: Ponies with Attitude: Straight outta Ponyville, Buck tha Police!
 
2013-03-20 12:42:28 AM  
Twilight Farkle:
NSFW: Ponies with Attitude: Straight outta Ponyville, Buck tha Police!

Eh, I preferred mine, as it highlights how the haters really are walking straight into the Pony mythos by creating controversy and hate.

And if the haters have to make it about "who has the biggest guns", well...
the pony fandom has had them covered for quite some time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvHxvBcxrsM

Say, what's that blinking red dot on the ground?
 
2013-03-20 12:49:48 AM  
Or has also been said,
"Hate detected.  Fire the orbital friendship cannon."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x8bZJPovUQ&NR
 
2013-03-20 12:58:56 AM  

Ishidan:
Eh, I preferred mine, as it highlights how the haters really are walking straight into the Pony mythos by creating controversy and hate.

And if the haters have to make it about "who has the biggest guns", well...
the pony fandom has had them covered for quite some time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvHxvBcxrsM

Say, what's that blinking red dot on the ground?


I'll concede for the Enimem track being more directly aimed at the haters, but I'm working with a four-cider handicap on sobriety tonight, so while I'm clicking madly on My Little Starcraft series, allow me to distract and amuse with a couple of SFW sonic rainnnukes:

i.imgur.com

old-school prog rock: Rush: "Manehattan Project"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRdnmB-MVB4

new-school electro: Renard / Living Tombstone / Ibeabronyrapper: "Atomizer"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NVRl82eSvA
 
2013-03-20 01:10:17 AM  
Twilight Farkle:
but I'm working with a four-cider handicap on sobriety tonight
'course it would be cider.
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
Drink up!
 
2013-03-20 01:50:24 AM  

Ishidan: Twilight Farkle:
but I'm working with a four-cider handicap on sobriety tonight
'course it would be cider.
[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 640x360]
Drink up!


i1092.photobucket.com

Don't mind if I do! In honor of Berry Punch, Equestria's fan-official town drunk, I close out the night with:

South Park, "Cider":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq2rbGkHIAM

(For those wondering WTF is going on at this point, we've segued to Season 2, Episode 15, "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" established non-fermented cider as the pony equivalent of beer. The episode is a nod to the story of John Henry, except it's been re-imagined in the form of the battle between craft beer vs. macrobrew, featuring musical elements from "The Music Man", and the Simpsons' "Marge vs. the Monorail" episode, and, of course, copious quantities of cider.)

Barenaked Ladies, "Alcohol":
http://vimeo.com/38668282

Goodnight everypony! (Unlike Berry Punch, I have to be functional tomorrow. Confound these ponies, they drive me to drink!)
 
2013-03-20 02:46:55 AM  

Ishidan: the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What can you smell in this one?

[popshifter.com image 400x300]

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.


 loneliness and despair.
 
2013-03-20 08:13:40 AM  

the lord god: Ishidan: the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What can you smell in this one?

[popshifter.com image 400x300]

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.

 loneliness and despair.


First joke was funnier. Feels like your stretching with this second one.
 
2013-03-20 08:38:30 AM  
Twilight Farkle

I love it! I've watched the "fark Tha Police" one three times now.
 
2013-03-20 09:31:49 AM  

MeanJean: Twilight Farkle

I love it! I've watched the "fark Tha Police" one three times now.


I think you'll also enjoy what MC Chris did for April Fool's Day 2012, which is probably the one I should have gone with first, except, you know, the cider does things to my brain.

MC Chris: "Discord" (NSFW lyrics)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miau836Bnfo

MC Chris: "Hoodie Ninja" (mostly SFW lyrics until the end)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzVN9vCiSyc

i.imgur.com

And now I'm off to work... aiming for Mad Mares, ending up at The Office. Close enough!
 
2013-03-20 09:33:57 AM  
I learned something useful from this thread. A way better argument against bronies than what I was trying is to just show pictures of what typical bronies looks like.
 
2013-03-20 09:37:17 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: the lord god: Ishidan: the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What can you smell in this one?

[popshifter.com image 400x300]

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.

 loneliness and despair.

First joke was funnier. Feels like your stretching with this second one.


Point taken. Though I am paid to stack apples not as a comedian.
 
2013-03-20 09:51:17 AM  

the lord god: Jim from Saint Paul: the lord god: Ishidan: the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What can you smell in this one?

[popshifter.com image 400x300]

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.

 loneliness and despair.

First joke was funnier. Feels like your stretching with this second one.

Point taken. Though I am paid to stack apples not as a comedian.


th02.deviantart.net
 
2013-03-20 10:23:06 AM  

the lord god: Point taken. Though I am paid to stack apples


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Oh, well, then you should fit right in around here, partner!
 
2013-03-20 10:24:12 AM  
I'd say ninja'd, but looking at the timestamps, I must be about as coherent as AJ was right there.
 
2013-03-20 10:25:27 AM  

Ishidan: the lord god: Point taken. Though I am paid to stack apples

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 640x360]

Oh, well, then you should fit right in around here, partner!


I just hope he doesn't have to stack them in the racist barn...

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-03-20 10:41:05 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: The number 7 and the letter Q!: Lovecraft and a life-long crush on Velma Dinkley sure doesn't make me hardcore.

[img.photobucket.com image 140x229]
Thoughts on Mystery Incorporated if aware?
Never was a big Velma fan, but that series took every single aspect of dumpy nerd and cranked the hotness to farking 12. Whoever is responsible is a farking genius.


The girl who played her in the live action movie was quite nice as well.
 
2013-03-20 12:06:24 PM  

the lord god: fickenchucker: the lord god: Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.

[s15.postimage.org image 800x601]


Thread over.  If you can look at that picture and see yourself or any of your friends, just stop it.  Stop it now, grow up, be less pedophilic, and find something useful, like euthanizing yourself.

If you see yourself in any of the pics I posted please get professional help ASAP.



The "yourself" was for any reader--not you personally.
 
2013-03-20 12:40:49 PM  

Sultan Of Herf: Sergeant Grumbles: The number 7 and the letter Q!: Lovecraft and a life-long crush on Velma Dinkley sure doesn't make me hardcore.

[img.photobucket.com image 140x229]
Thoughts on Mystery Incorporated if aware?
Never was a big Velma fan, but that series took every single aspect of dumpy nerd and cranked the hotness to farking 12. Whoever is responsible is a farking genius.

The girl who played her in the live action movie was quite nice as well.


Yes, yes she was.

Mmmmmm.
 
2013-03-20 12:55:11 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: rtaylor92: Thankfully my 3 yo daughter loves Adventure Time more than life itself and THAT my farkfriends, is a fantastic cartoon no matter your age or gender.

Complete opposite. My Brony level is dangerous, but I do not "get" Adventure Time.
I suppose it's mostly the style... and I daresay it might be I'm unable to get past it. Considering my art and design background, the art can be 90% of why I watch anything to begin with. Finn's entire anatomy, especially the face, just makes me cringe.

I hear about the deeper themes behind the random wackiness, and I'm interested to learn more, but then I see the art style and actually have to endure the random wackiness. Just don't get it. i can easily see why people wouldn't like MLP, but I can't seem to figure out what part of my brain I need to turn off to enjoy AT.


I still haven't watched Adventure Time and the animation is also what is putting me off from it. That has to be the ugliest cartoon I have ever seen, I don't know if I could enjoy watching it no matter how good the writing is. I also had no idea there was a new Scooby Doo series, I'll have to check that out.
 
2013-03-20 12:59:51 PM  
Speaking of which

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-20 02:42:00 PM  

fickenchucker: the lord god: fickenchucker: the lord god: Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.

[s15.postimage.org image 800x601]


Thread over.  If you can look at that picture and see yourself or any of your friends, just stop it.  Stop it now, grow up, be less pedophilic, and find something useful, like euthanizing yourself.

If you see yourself in any of the pics I posted please get professional help ASAP.


The "yourself" was for any reader--not you personally.


yeah no worries I picked that up.
 
2013-03-20 02:55:08 PM  

Hand Banana: Speaking of which

[i.imgur.com image 720x360]


Rainbow Dash as Scrappy?

Damn, that's mean.
 
2013-03-20 03:35:25 PM  

Twilight Farkle: MeanJean: I think the fact that they allow people to make fan vids and don't demand they be taken down helped the fandom explode.

Also, how can you not love Derpy Hooves?

That, that, and...

[i.imgur.com image 543x781]

...that too.

"Equestria, you gotta get the muffins first. First you get the muffins, then you get the friendship, then, then you become an alicorn."

On the fan content front, the year's still shaping up for con season.

First up, with a scheduled release date of March 30, 2013, Double Rainboom, the first entirely fan-made episode, and he's got Hasbro's written permission, so there shouldn't be any last-minute glitches.

(Speaking of last-minute glitches, and as a followup to the Fighting is Magic story, the mane6dev team behind FiM has accepted Lauren Faust's offer to do character design. The Herd won't get the MLP-themed fighting game originally envisioned, but we'll all get a good indie 2D fighter out of it. For those not of the Herd, that might even be 20% cooler.)

Slated for later this year: Ponies, The Anthology, Vol. III (no set release date, but if you remember Volume I and Volume II, you'll want to keep your eyes open and a six-pack of cider at the ready.)


For fighting is magic, all they have to do is leak a "fan mod" *cough cough* with ponified versions of her characters.
 
2013-03-20 05:31:33 PM  

CraicBaby: Is this a bad time to mention that we're having another Omaha Fark Party this summer?


Anything more detailed than "Omaha" and "this summer" yet ?
 
2013-03-20 10:17:33 PM  
Who cares if a bunch of gays want to obsess about a kids show?

Lot of homophobes in this thread.
 
2013-03-21 01:48:14 AM  
There is nothing inherently wrong with an adult watching a children's cartoon, and in fact, doing so has been a guilty pleasure for many adults since cartoons marketed specifically for children first appeared. When a community of adult male loners, many of whom are known for their cynical outlook on life and dislike of children (and perhaps drinking and/or past family issues), start an obsessive fan culture around a show for little girls, it becomes creepy. Perhaps the "bronies" reputation is wholly undeserved, but that is how the fandom appears.
 
2013-03-21 02:22:15 AM  
For me, it's visual prozac, a pause from the parts of my day job that would otherwise drive me deeper into cynical bastardry. Beyond that, I'd be among the first to say the phenomenon doesn't make sense, but what fun is there in making sense?

4.bp.blogspot.com

Meanwhile, in Nebraska, an Omaha reporter tries to make sense of it and does a pretty good job, all things considered.
 
2013-03-21 07:02:51 PM  

fickenchucker: You know who watches kids' shows with no kids in the room?  Pedophiles.


Does this only apply to MLP, or does it also apply to GI Joe, Transformers, Looney Tunes, Rocko's Modern Life, Popeye, Betty Boop, Gargoyles, JEM, Pirates of Dark Water, SilverHawks, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc?

Do you experience pedophilic urges whenever you see a cartoon playing?

Do you know people who only watch cartoons to rape children? Has there been any instances of children being raped because an adult watched a cartoon?

Were you born an idiot, or did it happen over time?
 
2013-03-21 07:19:43 PM  

the lord god: fickenchucker: the lord god: fickenchucker: the lord god: Yeah these guys don't look like pedos and future work place killers at all.

[s15.postimage.org image 800x601]


Thread over.  If you can look at that picture and see yourself or any of your friends, just stop it.  Stop it now, grow up, be less pedophilic, and find something useful, like euthanizing yourself.

If you see yourself in any of the pics I posted please get professional help ASAP.


The "yourself" was for any reader--not you personally.

yeah no worries I picked that up.


I could post pictures of any group of people in any fandom and ask the same thing.

At least Bronies don't start riots, destroy property, and murder people when their favorite sports team wins or loses a game.
 
2013-03-21 09:35:34 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah:
At least Bronies don't start riots, destroy property, and murder people when their favorite sports team wins or loses a game.





Well, no. That would involve going outdoors.
 
2013-03-21 09:48:15 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Keizer_Ghidorah:
At least Bronies don't start riots, destroy property, and murder people when their favorite sports team wins or loses a game.

Well, no. That would involve going outdoors.


I'll be sure to tell that to all of the construction workers, policemen, athletes, and military personnel who are also Bronies.
 
2013-03-22 04:42:05 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: gunther_bumpass: Keizer_Ghidorah:
At least Bronies don't start riots, destroy property, and murder people when their favorite sports team wins or loses a game.

Well, no. That would involve going outdoors.

I'll be sure to tell that to all of the construction workers, policemen, athletes, and military personnel who are also Bronies.


You forgot Indians and bikers.
 
2013-03-22 09:51:58 AM  

gunther_bumpass: Keizer_Ghidorah: gunther_bumpass: Keizer_Ghidorah:
At least Bronies don't start riots, destroy property, and murder people when their favorite sports team wins or loses a game.

Well, no. That would involve going outdoors.

I'll be sure to tell that to all of the construction workers, policemen, athletes, and military personnel who are also Bronies.

You forgot Indians and bikers.


It's too bad this thread is dead because this post is damn funny.
 
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