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(Fox News)   New documentary gives Bronies a chance to explain how normal and harmless they are. Naturally, the picture that accompanies the article shoots that hypothesis straight to Hell   (foxnews.com) divider line 24
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2014-04-30 10:19:11 AM  
3 votes:
The fans of anything ruin that thing.

//Except Ayn Rand, the fans just pile on to why that's terrible.
2014-04-30 02:04:42 PM  
2 votes:
Brony 'culture' is a mix of bestiality and pedophilia.

Why would anyone not embrace that?
2014-04-30 12:59:10 PM  
2 votes:
Look, watching a kid's cartoon is fine.  It indicates your literacy level is low if that's your primary form of entertainment, but given that the highest-rated news network is Fox you're not alone in having that problem.

Just... do not bother other people with it, that's being annoying, and don't try to make it into a core/dominant part of your identity, that's outright near psychopathic.

// Rule of thumb: if you're naming yourself some made-up or grammatically dodgy term based on your hobby, your obsession has become unhealthy.  "I'm a gamer" falls into the same general category, as does any cutesy portmanteau describing people that like a certain sport team.
2014-04-30 11:56:34 AM  
2 votes:
I like TV shows too, But I normally don't create or join sub-cultures based around them or consider them a major part of my identity.
2014-04-30 11:10:27 AM  
2 votes:
So it's kind of like Star Wars then?
2014-04-30 10:42:30 AM  
2 votes:
Maybe if they'd just shut up about it, not write and draw creepy pony stuff no one would give a fark about them?
2014-05-01 08:45:33 AM  
1 votes:

Twilight Farkle: The implicit QA lesson in the story of Flim and Flam (and why people are willing to pay a premium and stand in line for hours to get a growler of craft beer over Budweiser, despite the incredible technology that major brewers have invested into upscaling production) is a lesson that you probably don't appreciate until you've been in the business world a few years. Even through your college years, slapping something together at the last minute and shipping whatever you have by the deadline is acceptable practice*.


Yeah, I'm in engineering, and I always get behind "Suited For Success" as a story about engineers being beholden to their clients who have no idea how any of the technology works, but demand that you "make it do this".  And so you end up with a toaster with an LCD touchscreen that runs Angry Birds and doesn't actually make toast.

All we ever want is indecision
All we ever like is what we know
Have to balance style with adherence
Making sure to make a good appearance
Even if you simply have to fudge it
Make sure that it stays within our budget
Got to overcome intimidation
Because it's all in the presentation


= story of my career
2014-04-30 10:20:25 PM  
1 votes:
Fast Moon:
If you've never seen the show and think it's not "adult" enough (as if that term really has any meaning), it has episode that deal with problems like:
Anxiety over deadlines you have nothing to show for
Marketing vs. Engineering
Learning disabilities
Performance anxiety
Bullying
Ethnic tensions
Standing up to someone you care about
Taking on more than you can handle to "prove yourself"
Dealing with being swindled
Being passionate about something that no one else cares about

And just general parables on how to deal with life without blowing stuff up or being a jackass, because those aren't actually options in real life but tend to be the only solutions provided in traditionally "male" media.

This is why I like the show. The third episode of the first season was about
 sleep deprivation. Why would a show targeted toward little girls have this has a theme? MLP:FiM seems to have a kind of duality...one part is for kids and the other is more adult where kids might not see it now but in the future (high school) they will start to have these experiences.
2014-04-30 09:48:13 PM  
1 votes:

Skyfrog: That happens in every fandom. The majority who like the show don't dress up in costumes though.

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That's Sailor Bubba. He does it specifically for the lulz of it. He does it to fark with people. It works. It's not an example of a pathetic fanbase, it's an example of shenanigans for the sake of farking with people.
2014-04-30 07:56:42 PM  
1 votes:
Man, Pony Threads have gone to hell. They use to be full of lots of recriminations, insults, ect. Now it's one lone troll it feels like. Did they get tired of us?
2014-04-30 04:58:38 PM  
1 votes:
Hodor is a brony, your argument is invalid.
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2014-04-30 02:55:11 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I actually forced myself to watch an episode. There was absolutely nothing in there that wasn't aimed at your average eight-year-old. There were exactly zero things aimed at adults.


Out of curiosity, what episode was it?  Like all shows, it has its share of dud episodes.  I wouldn't blame someone for hating Doctor Who based solely on "Love and Monsters", Star Trek: TNG based solely on season 2, Star Wars based solely on the prequels, or the Batman movies based solely on "Batman and Robin".

If you only watched the first episode of MLP, it is, admittedly, pretty vapid compared to the majority of the rest of the series.  "Lesson Zero" is usually the introductory episode I recommend to people who are curious about the show.  It's not necessarily the "best" episode (though it is very good), but it's probably one of the easier episodes to watch without any prior knowledge of the show and has interactions with pretty much the entire main and secondary cast, plus a conflict that pretty much everyone has experienced at some point.

/I remember introducing a doubting friend to the show via that episode, and within five minutes she was shouting, "OH MY GOD, TWILIGHT, I FEEL YOU!"
//She's an overworked grad student
2014-04-30 02:11:11 PM  
1 votes:
I think Ponies is popular with the male audiences because it combines the best of what traditionally "male-targeted" media has to offer with the best of what traditionally "female-targeted" media has to offer: The combination of strong characters, storytelling, and world-building and strong emotional and moral aspects.  And it doesn't dumb any of it down.

I'd originally avoided Ponies simply because I figured it was a typical "girls' show" where all the characters were carbon copies of each other who were individualized simply by their colors, and any problems they ran into were never more dire than deciding what dress to wear.

But it's not.  Every character is individualized in personality, and they all have flaws and problems that most real people can relate to, and go about dealing with those problems in ways that can actually apply to real life rather than having "the power of love" solve everything magically.

If you've never seen the show and think it's not "adult" enough (as if that term really has any meaning), it has episode that deal with problems like:
Anxiety over deadlines you have nothing to show for
Marketing vs. Engineering
Learning disabilities
Performance anxiety
Bullying
Ethnic tensions
Standing up to someone you care about
Taking on more than you can handle to "prove yourself"
Dealing with being swindled
Being passionate about something that no one else cares about

And just general parables on how to deal with life without blowing stuff up or being a jackass, because those aren't actually options in real life but tend to be the only solutions provided in traditionally "male" media.
2014-04-30 01:49:46 PM  
1 votes:
I watch it for the secret messages and understories. First episode: Twilight, the junior bureaucrat, of the totalitarian Equestrian state ruled by the undying Princess Celestia, comes to watch over a minor backwater as training. There she meets the Party Organizer, the Costumer, the one pony responsible for the apple supply, and the regional surveillance drone. She has a hench dragon.

And there's a bit of rabbit hole. From obvious compositional issues (ponies appear to be a nanite goo, thus they can bend and smoosh) to fundamental societal issues (Spike operates the last film reel before it goes poof, the train fueled by coal one season and hauled by ponies the next). Celestia may actually be Eris, she owns a Golden Apple tree according to something Spike said.

Some of my favorite episodes have an anti-intervention understory. Sometimes someone tries to help, but it only hurts. And not just that Breezies episode.
2014-04-30 01:34:49 PM  
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: .

/overheard yesterday: two adults discussing Harry Potter fan-fic
//cringed


And?

As a fanfic writer (and aspiring novelist) what is wrong with fanfiction? Yes there is a LOT of trash in fanfics, maybe even more so than actual novels (and there is plenty of badly written novels out there) but amongst all that there are some real gems, especially in Harry Potter.

/if you have not written or seriously read a fanfic, you don't get to have opinions about fanfics.
2014-04-30 01:12:54 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, cool. An opportunity to make myself feel baselessly superior to some harmless person because they have a dumb hobby. My poorly ideated ego requires frequent reinforcement of this type.
2014-04-30 01:10:31 PM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Look, watching a kid's cartoon is fine.  It indicates your literacy level is low if that's your primary form of entertainment, but given that the highest-rated news network is Fox you're not alone in having that problem.

Just... do not bother other people with it, that's being annoying, and don't try to make it into a core/dominant part of your identity, that's outright near psychopathic.

// Rule of thumb: if you're naming yourself some made-up or grammatically dodgy term based on your hobby, your obsession has become unhealthy.  "I'm a gamer" falls into the same general category, as does any cutesy portmanteau describing people that like a certain sport team.


^This. And this goes for "Whovian", "Trekkie", "Team Jacob", or what-have-you.

/overheard yesterday: two adults discussing Harry Potter fan-fic
//cringed
2014-04-30 12:21:59 PM  
1 votes:
That would be because this is Faux News, the same place that decided to compare Bronies to people with diaper fetishes. Otherwise known as "look at us! Watch us try really hard!"
2014-04-30 12:19:55 PM  
1 votes:

browntimmy: I like TV shows too, But I normally don't create or join sub-cultures based around them or consider them a major part of my identity.


And no one says you have to.  But is there a TV show you like that is worth joining a sub-culture based around it?

Or a book?

Or a sports team?

Or a music band/performer?

There is "I like _____", then there is "I'm a fan of _____", and then there are Toronto Maple Leaf fans.
2014-04-30 11:49:22 AM  
1 votes:
Who wants to be normal? That's just boring.
2014-04-30 11:48:31 AM  
1 votes:

gravy chugging cretin.: So it's kind of like Star Wars then?


Yes, but with added pedophilia.
2014-04-30 11:25:06 AM  
1 votes:
How does that quote go..."Let it harm none, then do as thou wilt" or something like that.
2014-04-30 11:19:03 AM  
1 votes:
As an anime fan, I have to ask - are bronies better or worse than adult Precure fans?
2014-04-30 10:23:21 AM  
1 votes:
For ages 8 and up, and up, and up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6023crXgIQ

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