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2014-01-15 04:39:33 PM
He's right. It's okay to like things.

However, if said men decide that they HAVE to be the target demographic and are more important than the girls the show is actually aimed at, that's when the problems start.
 
2014-01-15 04:44:42 PM
These people are frigging creeps, right up there with Furries. There...I said it.
 
2014-01-15 04:45:43 PM
cdn3.nerdapproved.com
Sceptical
 
2014-01-15 04:47:02 PM
You know what?  You guys can like whatever you want.  Liking the show, I suppose, is perhaps odd but nothing wrong with being odd.  You can't deny though, that a certain subset of your fandom takes it to bizarre and frightening levels.  This is not unusual for any fandom, you might say, and you might be right.  But if you photoshop up a picture of some pony "girlfriend" you've traveled beyond the event horizon of strangeness, and I pity all who lay eyes upon it.
 
2014-01-15 04:47:26 PM
Dusty hates spaghetti

/the military bronies are manlier than him.
 
2014-01-15 04:48:38 PM
I enjoy the show for it's depth of unplumbed subtexts. Like, how Princess Celestia has the curse of living forever. Apparently there's not much need for technology due to magic performing some of the tasks, but that means no one has the motivation to build new technology. And apparently nobody ever dies, probably because they're made of a homogenous nanostructure or are computer constructs. Computer constructs would make the Alicorn Amulet a developer key, which would explain how she moused Pinkie Pies mouth off. Oh, and did you know that Pinkie means little in old Dutch, and that her name actually can be translated around into cup cake? We'll get into the fascism of the cutie mark system on another date.

Actually, one more thing. Ever notice how many problems are caused by Twilight Sparkle's interventionism. Our little commissar from the queen tends to create the problems they have to fix.
 
2014-01-15 04:48:43 PM
I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.
 
2014-01-15 04:48:58 PM
That's wrong.

But is it this wrong:

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I don't think so
 
2014-01-15 04:49:30 PM
Is this new season any good?

Last one kinda sucked.
 
2014-01-15 04:50:52 PM
He's just a common man!
Workin hard with his hands
 
2014-01-15 04:50:57 PM
Stuff like this was why the [WEIRD] tag was born.  It was, like, density, or something.  I mean.  destiny.
 
2014-01-15 04:51:34 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: That's wrong.

But is it this wrong:

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I don't think so


I'd clop to that.
 
2014-01-15 04:51:44 PM
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-15 04:53:59 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Is this new season any good?

Last one kinda sucked.


It's great.

miniflea: You can't deny though, that a certain subset of your fandom takes it to bizarre and frightening levels.


This.  Part of me wants to go to a convention to meet the VAs, but a bigger part of me knows there will be people there who are bronier than me.  That's pretty scary.
 
2014-01-15 04:55:38 PM

Shedim: He's right. It's okay to like things.

However, if said men decide that they HAVE to be the target demographic and are more important than the girls the show is actually aimed at, that's when the problems start.


You speak truth. I have a friend who's a brony and he gets all sorts of butthurt about decisions that are made on the merchandising level. He hates Hasbro with a passion. I constantly remind him that Hasbro isn't marketing to male nerds in the 18-42 age bracket. It's a show for young kids. I watch it with my 6 year old nephew and 3 year old niece. They love it. That's the target demographic, not my 29 year old friend.
 
2014-01-15 04:59:20 PM

gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.


Yeah, but Gadget is the subject of a religion in Russia.
 
2014-01-15 05:00:14 PM
The show is good enough that I want to watch the show with my kids. I probably would have watched it without the kids.

I LOVE the memes. Hilarious stuff.

But "brony"? Oh i think not.
 
2014-01-15 05:02:39 PM

LewDux: [cdn3.nerdapproved.com image 699x373]
Sceptical


Good god, someone crossed Dethclock with MLP... And got punk Village People?
 
2014-01-15 05:04:28 PM

gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.


Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-15 05:04:44 PM

rjakobi: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Yeah, but Gadget is the subject of a religion in Russia.


Commandment no 1: Protiv Gadget net priyoma
 
2014-01-15 05:07:41 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 455x256]


Pervert.
 
2014-01-15 05:08:53 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Is this new season any good?

Last one kinda sucked.


I think it's the best season so far. Lots of epic moments, much improved animation, and tighter writing. Lots of call backs and continuity, too.

This week's episode, Pinkie Apple Pie, made me love a story and song I don't really care for simply by doing some of the most perfect cartoon things since Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse starred together in their cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Flawless victory. Much better than Archer's animation, which is also getting better and better.
 
2014-01-15 05:13:41 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 455x256]


Brittany of the Chipettes:
t1.gstatic.com

and, for some reason, Rebecca from Tailspin always did it for me:
www.toplessrobot.com
 
2014-01-15 05:15:32 PM
I only watch the one's with Q, as I feel those might be in original Star Trek continuity.
 
2014-01-15 05:16:21 PM

bluorangefyre: I only watch the one's with Q, as I feel those might be in original Star Trek continuity.


What about the upcoming ep with Weird Al
 
2014-01-15 05:16:54 PM
I only personally know 2 bronies. One of them is a little odd and off-putting, but mostly normal. The other is a gay furry. I know that is a small subject group, but i doubt the real life demograpghics of these people are much different.
 
2014-01-15 05:17:14 PM
Also, Dusty's good people. His little internet show raises money for charities each week. I think they might have broken $25,000 last year. It's no Child's Play, but how many times have you leveraged watching a kids' show into meeting the cast and crew and raising over $25,000 for charity?
 
2014-01-15 05:17:52 PM

gnosis301: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Is this new season any good?

Last one kinda sucked.

It's great.

miniflea: You can't deny though, that a certain subset of your fandom takes it to bizarre and frightening levels.

This.  Part of me wants to go to a convention to meet the VAs, but a bigger part of me knows there will be people there who are bronier than me.  That's pretty scary.


The bolded part can be said about any fandom, however:

Fear not! I went to the one in Baltimore last August (my first time at ANY convention) and it was a blast. 8000+ people and not a single untoward incident the whole weekend. I had lost my car keys, and they were found and I re-acquired within 15 min. It's not just Bronies, there were a LOT of video game cosplayers as well. All in all, it was money and time well spent.
 
2014-01-15 05:18:14 PM
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May have had a lot to do with this...

/And I'm saying that as a brony who finds nothing at all sexual about the show... Except when some of my VERY hawt friends cosplay ponies. Then it's different
 
2014-01-15 05:18:47 PM
i970.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-15 05:20:03 PM
always a good one:
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-15 05:20:04 PM
Let them watch what they want so long as they don't go shoving it down my throat.
 
2014-01-15 05:20:08 PM
I want to go on record that I liked the Powerpuff Girls show. It was cute and had funny fleshed-out characters. Nothing sexual about it, except maybe that Miss Bellum character, but I think that was on purpose.

That being said, most of those writers are now involved in the MLP camp. This does make me curious enough to watch an episode or two, but the big elephant in the room is the hypersexualized Brony population. You find that the group is just as sane as any other fandom, but it has a hard time keeping the most stereotypical full blown aspie deviants under control. You kind of have that problem with religions too, with the most vocal whackjobs getting the screentime.
 
2014-01-15 05:20:20 PM

DVDave: Jim from Saint Paul: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 455x256]

Brittany of the Chipettes:
[t1.gstatic.com image 274x184]

and, for some reason, Rebecca from Tailspin always did it for me:
[www.toplessrobot.com image 752x575]


cdn-amog.s3.amazonaws.com

Lola Bunny, Space Jam
 
2014-01-15 05:20:24 PM
Yeah, sure, like "jumbo" shrimp.
 
2014-01-15 05:20:54 PM
static2.wikia.nocookie.net

Oh Fishsticks.
 
2014-01-15 05:22:26 PM
Just because you're shameless doesn't mean you have nothing to be ashamed of.
 
2014-01-15 05:22:40 PM

Shadow Blasko: May have had a lot to do with this...

/And I'm saying that as a brony who finds nothing at all sexual about the show... Except when some of my VERY hawt friends cosplay ponies. Then it's different


That or the Disney Robin Hood movie.

Or the Heathcliff cartoon.

Or SWAT Kats.

/darn that ferret gymnasts
 
2014-01-15 05:23:54 PM

rjakobi: Shadow Blasko: May have had a lot to do with this...

/And I'm saying that as a brony who finds nothing at all sexual about the show... Except when some of my VERY hawt friends cosplay ponies. Then it's different

That or the Disney Robin Hood movie.

Or the Heathcliff cartoon.

Or SWAT Kats.

/darn that ferret gymnasts


Yeah .. Robin Hood...

/Damn it.. Now I thought of the squirrel in the Sword and the Stone and I am all depressed again. Poor thing,.
 
2014-01-15 05:24:00 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 455x256]


Or Bugs Bunny, when he put on a dress and played a girl bunny ...

img.geocaching.com
 
2014-01-15 05:25:45 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: DVDave: Jim from Saint Paul: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 455x256]

Brittany of the Chipettes:
[t1.gstatic.com image 274x184]

and, for some reason, Rebecca from Tailspin always did it for me:
[www.toplessrobot.com image 752x575]

[cdn-amog.s3.amazonaws.com image 360x224]

Lola Bunny, Space Jam


www.craftster.org

Ahh, there's my girl
 
2014-01-15 05:26:18 PM

perigee: Jim from Saint Paul: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 455x256]

Or Bugs Bunny, when he put on a dress and played a girl bunny ...

[img.geocaching.com image 400x225]


I'll be in my bunk...

/SCHWING
 
2014-01-15 05:26:26 PM

Far Cough: Just because you're shameless doesn't mean you have nothing to be ashamed of.


THIS. I've always wondered howmuch overlap a venn diagram of bronies and guys into pony girl pron have.
 
2014-01-15 05:27:38 PM

rjakobi: but the big elephant in the room is the hypersexualized Brony population.


Wat?

Seriously... I've been to 3 brony events, and I even get together with friends and talk about the comic books for farks sake. I'm pretty vested in ponies, and I don't see it. Older, younger, male, female.. can't we just watch the show and talk about what was funny... or what neat thing the animators snuck in?

It's not like we're having "fur piles" or whatever it is the cool kids call them these days.

There is a time and a place for roleplay and sexytimes and such, and it can involve ponies if you want (not like that is anything new.. even before neuponies) but why are they inseparable for you?
 
2014-01-15 05:28:08 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: DVDave: Jim from Saint Paul: gunther_bumpass: I remember when men had fantasies about porking real women.
Like Gadget from Rescue Rangers.

Or Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 455x256]

Brittany of the Chipettes:
[t1.gstatic.com image 274x184]

and, for some reason, Rebecca from Tailspin always did it for me:
[www.toplessrobot.com image 752x575]

[cdn-amog.s3.amazonaws.com image 360x224]

Lola Bunny, Space Jam


I remember hearing that Warner Brothers was so shocked at the amount of "fan art" of Lola after Space Jam that they refused to use the character in major works until the recent Looney Tunes Show.
 
2014-01-15 05:30:59 PM

rjakobi: I want to go on record that I liked the Powerpuff Girls show. It was cute and had funny fleshed-out characters. Nothing sexual about it, except maybe that Miss Bellum character, but I think that was on purpose.

That being said, most of those writers are now involved in the MLP camp. This does make me curious enough to watch an episode or two, but the big elephant in the room is the hypersexualized Brony population. You find that the group is just as sane as any other fandom, but it has a hard time keeping the most stereotypical full blown aspie deviants under control. You kind of have that problem with religions too, with the most vocal whackjobs getting the screentime.


Yeah.

It's a fun show. It's 22 minutes in a week where I can not be my usual cynical, angry self. It's got Q and Weird Al Yankovic as ponies.

But bronies scare me.

Of course, so do guys who go to football games in costume, and cosplayers at comic conventions.
 
2014-01-15 05:35:22 PM
Keep male bronies with no children away from your kids.  It's a trap.
 
2014-01-15 05:37:27 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

/oblig
 
2014-01-15 05:39:19 PM

gingerjet: [25.media.tumblr.com image 430x538]

/oblig


That's not real, is it?
 
2014-01-15 05:42:31 PM
Guy whose never been laid, ensures he will never get laid.

When I was a very young child, I watched the old My Little Pony and the ooze or whatever the hell it was. The fantasy had me caught up in it. Much like Sailor Moon. And I wasn't the only young boy. Thing is, no one ever admitted it back then. We were actually ashamed, even as little kids, to watch girls shows.

So I find this following kind of pathetic. And I say this as a nerd who likes cartoons and anime. Being open about liking really gay things doesn't make you cool or more desirable, but to each their own.

There, my one and only rant on this topic ever.
 
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