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(Slate)   Slate writer thinks the new My Little Pony: Equestria Girls film and toy line are made for Bronies, apparently doesn't know Hasbro is a for-profit company, and has never seen or heard of a Bratz doll   (slate.com) divider line 66
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2013-06-14 08:40:16 AM  
Yeah, Bronies generally hate the idea of this, and it's pretty much a given that the whole thing is Hasbro's attempt at capitalizing on the Bratz phenomenon and trying to make a horrible series aimed specifically at that market.

But, this is a Slate article, so who needs facts when blind outrage will do?
 
2013-06-14 08:57:55 AM  
Great, Something else for Bronies to beat off to.

assets.diylol.com
 
2013-06-14 09:02:20 AM  
This thread is gonna get weird.
 
2013-06-14 09:16:44 AM  
Yeah the Bronies seem to be largely not fans of the idea at all. The products aren't for them.
 
2013-06-14 09:17:37 AM  
My daughter (almost 6) thinks this is stupid.
 
2013-06-14 09:44:18 AM  
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2013-06-14 09:50:29 AM  
Obviously, MLP fans want a movie at some point, but this is definitely not what they had in mind.  If the entire show is about ponies, you'd think they'd make a movie that features ponies.  This is a pretty clear case of some Hasbro marketing "genius" selling a bill of goods to upper management, who of course fall for it like lemmings.

While she hasn't said anything directly on it, Laura Faust has been pretty adamant in pointing out that this movie was not her idea in the slightest.  So, that says a lot by itself.

/also, Pony thread
//yay
 
2013-06-14 09:57:25 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, Bronies generally hate the idea of this, and it's pretty much a given that the whole thing is Hasbro's attempt at capitalizing on the Bratz phenomenon and trying to make a horrible series aimed specifically at that market.

But, this is a Slate article, so who needs facts when blind outrage will do?


I suspect it was a misguided attempt on Hasbro's part to get more money out of both Bronies and pre-teen girls. I grew up in Hollywood in the 70s and even I find the whole Bronies phenomenon incomprehensible. I can understand why some marketing exec at Hasbro would be confused and think it was a hobby which appeals to borderline pedophiles.
 
2013-06-14 10:22:58 AM  

quickdraw: whole Bronies phenomenon incomprehensible.


I agree.  Before deriding the whole thing, I watched an single episode, to see what it was all about.  It's no where near the best series of all time.  It was a cute morality play about believing in yourself and overcoming fears.  I'll take Phineas and Ferb over MLP any day.

I'm more fascinated by the whole "Derpy" phenomenon and backlash from parents thinking it was making fun of retarded children.
 
2013-06-14 10:30:52 AM  
Bronies have expressed a strong interest in seeing the Ponies in sexy, humanized forms-if you doubt this, I dare you to search for "my little pony porn" on Google.

Of course to be fair you could do that with any children's program (well, maybe not the ones from the 70s or before so much where the people that grew up with them don't use the internet much) and get similar results, from Teletubbies to Scooby Doo, Flintstones to the Simpsons. The one that boggled my mind was that there seems to be some for Rugrats - probably not a good thing to search for - although the one I saw they were grown up versions, but even then it seems pretty screwy (although I suppose technically it shouldn't really feel any different from famous child actors later doing films where they get their kit off).
 
2013-06-14 10:31:14 AM  
Wow that trailer is creepy.
 
2013-06-14 10:34:19 AM  
Bah, everyone knows Bronies love furries.  This series is anti-furry.

It should do great in Japan though.  Japan never goes full furry.
 
2013-06-14 10:37:39 AM  
shiat's sake people, it's just Amanda Marcotte trolling.

Bronies are lucky she didn't accuse you of being rapists.
 
2013-06-14 10:38:18 AM  
Being a brony is a great way of softening the blow for when you come out to your dad.


I would rather my son hang out at a truck stop glory hole than that asexual neuter-fest that was Bronycon.
 
2013-06-14 10:40:42 AM  
You know, I was indifferent to Bronies for the longest time. Then I started seeing self-righteous shut-in smelly nerds talking about how much they LOVED some particular pony. Then came rule 34.

I was excited when the new series finally came because my little girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

Thanks, you idiots ruined yet another thing.
 
2013-06-14 10:41:22 AM  
Oh, and Chris-Chan is a Brony. A very serious Brony.

Take that as you will.
 
2013-06-14 10:45:09 AM  

trotsky: You know, I was indifferent to Bronies for the longest time. Then I started seeing self-righteous shut-in smelly nerds talking about how much they LOVED some particular pony. Then came rule 34.

I was excited when the new series finally came because my little girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

Thanks, you idiots ruined yet another thing.


I watch it with my daughter, neckbeards be damned.
 
2013-06-14 10:49:00 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, Bronies generally hate the idea of this


Yeahhhh, let's see the sales numbers before we assume that.
 
2013-06-14 10:55:23 AM  
Follow the money.
 
2013-06-14 10:56:37 AM  
My headline was more inflammatory...
 
2013-06-14 11:11:44 AM  

ManateeGag: quickdraw: whole Bronies phenomenon incomprehensible.

I agree.  Before deriding the whole thing, I watched an single episode, to see what it was all about.  It's no where near the best series of all time.  It was a cute morality play about believing in yourself and overcoming fears.  I'll take Phineas and Ferb over MLP any day.

I'm more fascinated by the whole "Derpy" phenomenon and backlash from parents thinking it was making fun of retarded children.


I did the same thing.  I think I watched two episodes.  It's a well made kid's show, and if I had children I'd be fine with them watching.
But it's still a kid's show, and what's more, it's a very female-oriented kid's show.  I thought since it was made by the creators of Power Puff Girls it might have that same zany crossover appeal, but it just doesn't.
 
2013-06-14 11:15:09 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I think I watched two episodes.  [...]  I thought since it was made by the creators of Power Puff Girls it might have that same zany crossover appeal, but it just doesn't.


You may need to give it more than 2 episodes.
 
2013-06-14 11:15:09 AM  

degenerate-afro: Bah, everyone knows Bronies love furries.  This series is anti-furry.

It should do great in Japan though.  Japan never goes full furry.


Technically true, but they get pretty damn close.

Guin has no tail:
www.couchbound.net

And Ryo-Ohki is a spaceship turned catrabbit temporarily turned humanoid, so that maybe isn't quite furry:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
www.anime-gift.com
media.animegalleries.net

/hot
//as in hotlinked
 
2013-06-14 11:18:30 AM  

trotsky: You know, I was indifferent to Bronies for the longest time. Then I started seeing self-righteous shut-in smelly nerds talking about how much they LOVED some particular pony. Then came rule 34.

I was excited when the new series finally came because my Little Girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

Thanks, you idiots ruined yet another thing.


You really can't blame them for rule 34. Literally every single thing you loved as a child that you can name will have been touched by it in some way. It's just the way the internet works; there was already porn of the older versions even before FiM was announced. I have long given up the hope that there is something the internet won't make pornography of.

Also, I also don't see how people enjoying something deviant on the internet would have any impact on a kid's enjoyment of the show. My niece loves the Rescue Rangers episodes I show her, despite the fact that there's a Russian cult that evidently worships Gadget.
 
2013-06-14 11:19:29 AM  
Whether they work for Hasbro or Slate or anywhere else, it seems to me that people trying to understand bronies would do better if they weren't getting most of their information from those CSI furry episodes.
 
2013-06-14 11:21:16 AM  

trotsky: Oh, and Chris-Chan is a Brony. A very serious Brony.

Take that as you will.


He's still around?
 
2013-06-14 11:42:24 AM  

Magnanimous_J: Being a brony is a great way of softening the blow for when you come out to your dad.


I would rather my son hang out at a truck stop glory hole than that asexual neuter-fest that was Bronycon.


If it's no longer fashionable to get all worked up about scary gay men, turn to bronies...
 
2013-06-14 12:03:18 PM  
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Nothing about this fandom's made any sense, but what fun is there in making sense? If nothing else, the big old storm of chaos to be generated by butthurt fans and confused media writers should provide days of amusement. With a bowl of popcorn and a beer at the ready, I embrace the horror.
 
2013-06-14 12:10:04 PM  
Headline could have been "Slate Fails" and would have gotten the same message across.
 
2013-06-14 12:11:53 PM  

Magnanimous_J: asexual neuter-fest


?
 
2013-06-14 12:46:28 PM  
trotsky:

I was excited when the new series finally came because my little girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

.


Exactly how many "creepy neckbeards" do you allow to hang out in your home?
 
2013-06-14 12:49:14 PM  

Strolpol: Also, I also don't see how people enjoying something deviant on the internet would have any impact on a kid's enjoyment of the show. My niece loves the Rescue Rangers episodes I show her, despite the fact that there's a Russian cult that evidently worships Gadget.



...go on...
 
2013-06-14 12:55:26 PM  
I am a proud brony.

I am a man in my early 30s. I have a wife and four young children, two sons and two daughters.

I am very happy there is a show on that my children enjoy that teaches them respect for others and the importance of friendship. Other than the fact that the show's protagonist are female it is not a show that has an over load of "female topics" my batman loving sons enjoy it just as much as my batman loving girls.
 
2013-06-14 12:58:58 PM  

comhcinc: I am a proud brony.

I am a man in my early 30s. I have a wife and four young children, two sons and two daughters.

I am very happy there is a show on that my children enjoy that teaches them respect for others and the importance of friendship. Other than the fact that the show's protagonist are female it is not a show that has an over load of "female topics" my batman loving sons enjoy it just as much as my batman loving girls.


Yeah, the one possible "girly" episode, about the Gala, showed how overrated and shiatty it really was and that Prince Charming is a self-absorbed jerk-off.
 
2013-06-14 12:59:18 PM  
Bratz are old news. Now it's that monster high
 
2013-06-14 01:20:07 PM  

comhcinc: trotsky:

I was excited when the new series finally came because my little girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

.

Exactly how many "creepy neckbeards" do you allow to hang out in your home?


*snert*
 
2013-06-14 01:31:26 PM  
Been enjoying the show for awhile, but really don't see the point of turning the characters into humans. It could be the character design of this one, but I think that it loses a great deal of charm.

If it involves the same creative team, I might watch it, but honestly, I don't see the point (besides the "let's sell toys" one).
 
2013-06-14 01:39:47 PM  

SwissArmyGnome: Strolpol: Also, I also don't see how people enjoying something deviant on the internet would have any impact on a kid's enjoyment of the show. My niece loves the Rescue Rangers episodes I show her, despite the fact that there's a Russian cult that evidently worships Gadget.


...go on...


Hey now.  Best not be talking smack about Goddess Gadget, The Lightbringer.

comhcinc: trotsky:

I was excited when the new series finally came because my little girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

.

Exactly how many "creepy neckbeards" do you allow to hang out in your home?


Including himself or not?
 
2013-06-14 01:40:24 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: comhcinc: Other than the fact that the show's protagonist are female it is not a show that has an over load of "female topics" my batman loving sons enjoy it just as much as my batman loving girls.

Yeah, the one possible "girly" episode, about the Gala, showed how overrated and shiatty it really was and that Prince Charming is a self-absorbed jerk-off.


And the second "girly" episode, wherein we thought we were getting a Royal Wedding, but then it turned into an action flick full of zerglings with frickin' lasers.

Somehow I don't see that happening with MLPEG, but the show has surprised me before.
 
2013-06-14 01:54:14 PM  
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2013-06-14 02:10:40 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: SwissArmyGnome: Strolpol: Also, I also don't see how people enjoying something deviant on the internet would have any impact on a kid's enjoyment of the show. My niece loves the Rescue Rangers episodes I show her, despite the fact that there's a Russian cult that evidently worships Gadget.


...go on...

Hey now.  Best not be talking smack about Goddess Gadget, The Lightbringer.


Everyone's furry for Gadget!
 
2013-06-14 02:11:17 PM  

DarkPascual: If it involves the same creative team, I might watch it, but honestly, I don't see the point (besides the "let's sell toys" one).


I thought they pretty much admitted that there was no other point.
 
2013-06-14 02:12:30 PM  
 
2013-06-14 02:14:20 PM  
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2013-06-14 02:20:54 PM  

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Cornbread muffins go great with beef brisket and pulled pork, they're not that different from cupcakes.
 
2013-06-14 02:26:40 PM  

comhcinc: trotsky:

I was excited when the new series finally came because my little girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

Exactly how many "creepy neckbeards" do you allow to hang out in your home?


Have you ever run in circles where you were completely on board with whatever it is that binds the people together, but couldn't stand the people (or at least some large or loud faction therein) themselves?

It's not a very comfortable experience. Many people react to this by leaving, and it's tough to blame them for that. The pressures from without and within are intense, and the cognitive dissonance from staying around people like that can really wear a person down.
 
2013-06-14 02:40:26 PM  

quickdraw: I can understand why some marketing exec at Hasbro would be confused and think it was a hobby which appeals to borderline pedophiles.


This doesn't make sense. How can you be confused about something and correct at the same time?
 
2013-06-14 02:44:17 PM  

Millennium: comhcinc: trotsky:

I was excited when the new series finally came because my little girl could watch it with me or her mom. Not any more, too many creepy neckbeards.

Exactly how many "creepy neckbeards" do you allow to hang out in your home?

Have you ever run in circles where you were completely on board with whatever it is that binds the people together, but couldn't stand the people (or at least some large or loud faction therein) themselves?

It's not a very comfortable experience. Many people react to this by leaving, and it's tough to blame them for that. The pressures from without and within are intense, and the cognitive dissonance from staying around people like that can really wear a person down.


I was a LARPer
 
2013-06-14 05:01:04 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: shiat's sake people, it's just Amanda Marcotte trolling.

Bronies are lucky she didn't accuse you of being rapists.


Yeah, anyone who is surprised this is ill-informed and poorly-written has probably never read an Amanda Marcotte article before.
 
2013-06-14 05:19:42 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: comhcinc: I am a proud brony.

I am a man in my early 30s. I have a wife and four young children, two sons and two daughters.

I am very happy there is a show on that my children enjoy that teaches them respect for others and the importance of friendship. Other than the fact that the show's protagonist are female it is not a show that has an over load of "female topics" my batman loving sons enjoy it just as much as my batman loving girls.

Yeah, the one possible "girly" episode, about the Gala, showed how overrated and shiatty it really was and that Prince Charming is a self-absorbed jerk-off.


I think the 2 episodes to show non-fans is "the ticket master" and "at the gala".
 
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