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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 22
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2013-03-19 12:10:26 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-03-19 09:26:31 AM  
4 votes:
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 02:37:46 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-03-21 09:35:34 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-03-20 09:33:57 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:10:17 AM  
1 votes:
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!
2013-03-19 11:33:45 PM  
1 votes:

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.

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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 11:09:11 PM  
1 votes:

the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
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What can you smell in this one?

popshifter.com

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.
2013-03-19 10:50:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:35:16 PM  
1 votes:
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edge.liveleak.com
2013-03-19 09:15:31 PM  
1 votes:

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

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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 05:00:55 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:54:05 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:47:30 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:52:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:29:25 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:23:55 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:16:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:44:45 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:07:00 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:51:09 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:31:24 AM  
1 votes:
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
 
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