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2012-06-09 09:20:45 PM  

doglover: 600+ posts?

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Fark found a new off-day pageview machine.
 
2012-06-09 09:22:42 PM  

LasersHurt: doglover: 600+ posts?

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Fark found a new off-day pageview machine.


Cat, ponies, politics: we love dumb things.
 
2012-06-09 09:24:41 PM  

HappyTheDog: I don't hate Bronies, I feel a bit sorry for them however. They can't help if they're autistic.


Uh oh. Now you've done it.
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/You made Tony mad.
 
2012-06-09 09:25:15 PM  

HappyTheDog: I don't hate Bronies, I feel a bit sorry for them however. They can't help if they're autistic.


2/10, Try studying.
 
2012-06-09 09:28:03 PM  

LasersHurt: doglover: 600+ posts?

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Fark found a new off-day pageview machine.


The funny part is that this was submitted as a geek tab link meant to draw out the dozen or so of us usually in these threads, get maybe a hundred posts, and maybe we could biatch about lack of season sets on DVD or discuss the limited edition Derpy toy coming out soon. Subby wasn't even expecting it to go green.

Then, subby wakes up, sees some Admin saw potential in this thread, and stuck it on the mainpage. And laughed.
 
2012-06-09 09:41:56 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: LasersHurt: doglover: 600+ posts?

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Fark found a new off-day pageview machine.

The funny part is that this was submitted as a geek tab link meant to draw out the dozen or so of us usually in these threads, get maybe a hundred posts, and maybe we could biatch about lack of season sets on DVD or discuss the limited edition Derpy toy coming out soon. Subby wasn't even expecting it to go green.

Then, subby wakes up, sees some Admin saw potential in this thread, and stuck it on the mainpage. And laughed.


my hope now is to get a thread for season 3 premiere, just like we got a season 2 finale thread
 
2012-06-09 09:44:57 PM  

Dinobot: just like we got a season 2 finale thread


I missed that? Whar link?
 
2012-06-09 09:45:03 PM  

Dinobot: FirstNationalBastard: LasersHurt: doglover: 600+ posts?

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Fark found a new off-day pageview machine.

The funny part is that this was submitted as a geek tab link meant to draw out the dozen or so of us usually in these threads, get maybe a hundred posts, and maybe we could biatch about lack of season sets on DVD or discuss the limited edition Derpy toy coming out soon. Subby wasn't even expecting it to go green.

Then, subby wakes up, sees some Admin saw potential in this thread, and stuck it on the mainpage. And laughed.

my hope now is to get a thread for season 3 premiere, just like we got a season 2 finale thread


The season 2 finale thread... another "fark it, I'll submit it, and if it goes green, I'll laugh like someone's playing George Carlin" thread.

I'd say a S3 Opener thread might be possible... especially if DisQord is back.

/what is it... September, October when the new season is supposed to debut?
 
2012-06-09 09:45:26 PM  
Hmm, I watch the ponies without the need of approval and most guys seem to dig that. I get fluttershy comparisons...
 
2012-06-09 09:46:31 PM  
To the tune of some old country song . . .

Mothers don't allow your kids to watch TV,

Send them outside to go out and dig up some worms.

Don't let them eat sugar or corn syrup,

They then might grow up to be women and men.


My five year old grandson (kindergarten next Fall) was telling me the other day about how scientists do not know what was really going on before the Big Bang and that this was millions and billions of years ago before time started. I can't wait until he starts talking like that to his kindergarten teacher.

But, then he grew up digging worms, and as I did not spend my childhood watching TV, and how I raised my son in the same manner, it only seems natural that my grandson knows the names of every edible plant in the vicinity, and he likes to watch spiders making webs with a flashlight, and he likes to organize all his realistic toy animals by their home continents, and he doesn't want to go to Europe, because, "There are no big interesting animals left in Europe except some birds, like storks." And I am not making this up.

My grandson is also very loving and kind. He told me that he can't wait until his little brother is big enough so that he can teach his little brother to talk. He is also very patient with his same-aged friends. They all want to watch TV, but he gets them to go outside and starts showing them how to dig up worms, and turn over rocks to find wood lice, other bugs and the occasional salamander.

It is a special time when honeysuckle begins to flower. My grandson teaches his friends how to suck out the nectar from the blossoms. It is true we have a big yard. But, my proscription against TV and sugar would hold for all children up to age five. And then just cut them into a light dose of Nature and Nova on PBS.

I know this is FARK. I also know that sincerity is not highly valued on FARK threads. But this huge thread is about grown young men, Bronies, and this subject suggests that we have a bunch of grown men who watched way too much TV in the childhoods involved. I am older than TV. When I first saw TV it was black and white, and boring. I did not have a TV when my son was born. Somebody gave me a TV when my son was about three. I had heard about Sesame Street. Those big loud cartoon numbers, one, two, three, started popping up on the screen. I turned the TV set off, took my son out into the yard, and taught him to count with small stones in his hand. He learned to count almost immediately. I later taught him to add, which he learned with the weight of the small stones. Then he would count to check his guess.

We became human beings during the paleolithic period. We became more modern human beings in the neolithic period. We took over the world in that time from the Arctic to Patagonia. We did this without TV. Give your kids a chance to grow up strong and smart. Forgive my sincerity, P.
 
2012-06-09 09:46:44 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Dinobot: just like we got a season 2 finale thread

I missed that? Whar link?


Here Link
 
2012-06-09 09:50:26 PM  
Guys, really, don't explain yourselves. You like something, you like it. Don't answer or acknowledge the haters. They farking hate that.
 
2012-06-09 09:52:54 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Shadow Blasko: Dinobot: just like we got a season 2 finale thread

I missed that? Whar link?

Here Link


Just read the whole thread. LOL
 
2012-06-09 10:03:02 PM  

porkloin: But, then he grew up digging worms, and as I did not spend my childhood watching TV, and how I raised my son in the same manner, it only seems natural that my grandson knows the names of every edible plant in the vicinity, and he likes to watch spiders making webs with a flashlight, and he likes to organize all his realistic toy animals by their home continents, and he doesn't want to go to Europe, because, "There are no big interesting animals left in Europe except some birds, like storks." And I am not making this up.


I did all that, then I watched Darkwing Duck.

I appreciate your old timey wisdom, but cartoons are awesome. Don't mistake your own prejudice for wisdom just because you have it.
 
2012-06-09 10:04:16 PM  

Dinobot: Seraphym: *sees YouTube link...

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I don't know what the fark late-teens and young-twenties guys, the latter of whom are only 10 years behind me, are getting influenced by, but between the lame Justin Bieber forward-flop haircuts, emo-style jeans and farking Bronies, a major section of an entire generation needs to hand over their man cards until they either (a) grow up or (b) their balls drop.

While I understand that socially-awkward nerds and geeks (and on some subjects I'm a pretty big geek myself) have a social need to find a common passion to join in friendship and a sense of belonging with others, especially when their aforementioned awkwardness has prevented that in the past, identifying with a show for 12-year-old girls is farking ridiculous... as in deserving of ridicule.

Bronies fall into the furry and clown-sex category of "deviant" as far as I care... they're disturbing and saying that the show is good and that's why they identify with a 12-year-old girl demographic is not sufficient. I've seen the show at my kid's friend's house (who's a girl) and I couldn't have given a lesser shiat about it; it was exactly like described: intended for pre-teen girls, and just, well, for a young-thirties engineer, lame. It's not redefining masculinity any more than any of the other lame crap socially-awkward late-teens and college kids get into, trying to find some identity. Hopefully these losers grow up before I have to have them on my IPT at work.

/as big of a Star Wars fan I used to be as a teenager, that key phrase "growing up" has allowed me to see what a massive dork I could have been had it not happened soon enough
//soon enough is about when you can start legally getting drunk
///even the very-geeky IT guys at work, with TMNT figures fighting on their desks, are waaaaaaaaay cooler than Bronies

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Go and tell these guys that they need to return their man cards....


There are chicks (some damn hot ones I might add) who do those jobs too...

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These fighting sisters are not men... they are badass warrior women, more mature than 12-year-old girls and Army Bronies.

Hence:

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/I'm off, continue ranting at me in your best MLP lame-ass fashion, it's sad and amusing, somehow
 
2012-06-09 10:06:03 PM  
Seriously.. a douche says something about you? Ignore and be nice. But really nice.
 
2012-06-09 10:16:25 PM  

doglover: Yeah, it's totally ALL for kids. There's nothing else at all going on.

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That...can't be real.
 
2012-06-09 10:18:39 PM  

cookiefleck: Guys, really, don't explain yourselves. You like something, you like it. Don't answer or acknowledge the haters. They farking hate that.


*nucks*
 
2012-06-09 10:21:07 PM  

xanadian: doglover: Yeah, it's totally ALL for kids. There's nothing else at all going on.

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That...can't be real.


Those are parodies.

/Do you like bananas?
 
2012-06-09 10:23:23 PM  
farking hell. A Pony thread and i was busy all goddamn day. :|

I love how bronies (I do not like the term too much, but it's shorter than "adult male fans of MLP:FiM", so I guess it works (it's better than pegasister)) are creepy, but chicks that watch/like Transformers or whatnot are okay.

Also, seriously? Accusations of pedophilia? God damn, you have to be a real idiot to make that accusation. Have an essay written by someone who isn't a complete moron.
 
2012-06-09 10:25:26 PM  

xanadian: doglover: Yeah, it's totally ALL for kids. There's nothing else at all going on.

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That...can't be real.


All of it's real baby. Real fan art. In fact the fluttershy killing RD scene is a big musical number where the animals on the wall play their own rib cages like xylophones to the tune of Fat Albert. (not joking)

SHED.MOV goes without saying it's NSFW.
 
2012-06-09 10:25:57 PM  

kitsuneymg: farking hell. A Pony thread and i was busy all goddamn day. :|


still doing prereadings?
 
2012-06-09 10:34:29 PM  
I've never even heard the term "Bronies" until today. I must be super uncool.
 
2012-06-09 10:37:25 PM  
is it just me, or is fark full of 40 year old guys who really want it to be the early 60s again?
 
2012-06-09 10:40:19 PM  

kitsuneymg: farking hell. A Pony thread and i was busy all goddamn day. :|


Yay! We've got a Pony Professional up in here!
 
2012-06-09 10:46:24 PM  
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2012-06-09 10:49:07 PM  

kitsuneymg: farking hell. A Pony thread and i was busy all goddamn day. :|

I love how bronies (I do not like the term too much, but it's shorter than "adult male fans of MLP:FiM", so I guess it works (it's better than pegasister)) are creepy, but chicks that watch/like Transformers or whatnot are okay.

Also, seriously? Accusations of pedophilia? God damn, you have to be a real idiot to make that accusation. Have an essay written by someone who isn't a complete moron.


Is easy to understand really. Geek girls are considered hot because they seem more attainable/relatable, men who like girly things are thought of as creepy because they aren't relatable/they are the uncomfortable creeps who are different from what is the norm of being male as set by society. Frankly I think its a good thing that traditional gender lines are being blurred when it comes to silly things like what a guy has to like to have a silly mancard. I say that as someone who spent my Saturday watching cartoons, and anime with my best friend who just happens to be female.

I know some of you like comics, don't care for sports, aren't very handy but yet you don't consider yourself any less a man or let society think of you as some sort of creep.
 
2012-06-09 11:00:48 PM  

Edziak: L.D. Ablo: I have no idea what the appeal of this show is to adults.

The characters are well drawn and show more intelligence than a lot of the characters you see on prime time TV. It does a good job of showing how different personalities have different approaches to solving problems and resolving conflicts.

It's funny that the haters fixate on the gender issue because the show itself is pretty gender neutral. Obviously you can tell between the male and female characters, but they never act stereotypically masculine or feminine.


All fuel for the fire. The ponies could be rottweilers and the haters would still have plenty to hate on.
 
2012-06-09 11:07:25 PM  

TheOriginalEd: My problem with Bronies, as with everything else like this is not that they like something I dont like. I dont dont like it. Hell I dont know if I like it because I dont care about it. No, my problem (and I suspect most people's problem with Bronies though they dont know exactly how to quantify it) is that theyre so farking aggressive about how much they like it. Shouting how much they like it in everyones faces forcing it upon everyone and anyone around them. Its almost as if theyre trying just as hard to convince themselves its a worthwhile endeavor as they are to convince everyone else. As with anything like this, I couldnt give three farks if you like it... but shut the fark up and leave the rest of us out of it.


Exacta. Well, sort of. It's okay for the occasional macro, but the tendency to end up with a pony image macro for even the most tangentially-related subjects can get a bit grating. But the same can be said for a lot of memes. It's just most other memes don't have a fanbase that's so ravenously devoted that they turn out millions of times more raw content than the series itself does.

No, seriously, there is a point at which it just gets weird. I am not kidding about the 'millions of times more content' thing. It's to the point where knowing EVERYTHING about the show itself is a drop in the bucket compared to what the fans have created.

doglover: Dude, what the fark is wrong with you?! Why do you even have that picture?! WHO WOULD MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT?!

/major brony
//Cannot unsee *that*
/Worse - cannot *unthink* *that*.
 
2012-06-09 11:30:11 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: HappyTheDog: I don't hate Bronies, I feel a bit sorry for them however. They can't help if they're autistic.

Uh oh. Now you've done it.
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/You made Tony mad.


I was hoping to see that caption on Pinkie and Twi from the changeling fight...
 
2012-06-09 11:33:21 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: [image.spreadshirt.com image 280x280]

/Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - C.S. Lewis

//if your masculinity is threatened because someone likes watching a fun show about candy colored ponies, you're the one with the problem, not me.


Oh no, FNB, you're not a brony. Not you. NEVER!! LMFAO
 
2012-06-09 11:36:21 PM  
I don't know much about bronies but I know brogrammers are the in thing nowadays in the world of IT.

Chadster is the definitive God of brogrammers.

Twilio's definitive brogramming primer
 
2012-06-09 11:39:21 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: what is it... September, October when the new season is supposed to debut?


I have Saturday, September 29th. But that's just the schedule's guess.
 
2012-06-09 11:40:30 PM  

Praise Cheesus: GreatBunzinni: LasersHurt: What's creepy about liking a cartoon? I'd like an honest answer that doesn't rely on gender role stereotypes.

Once you organize meetings based on a show, put together and participate in all sorts of group activities based on the show and identify yourself as a group based on the show, you've clearly way more than liking a cartoon.

It's like cats. Enjoying a couple of lolcat pictures isn't creepy, but keeping hundreds of cats around you, referring to yourself as cat lady and putting together group meetings to talk about cats... That's creepy.

Have you never attended a sporting event or concert? Ever gone to a bar to watch football? After all, those activities are comprised of large groups of people with a common interest that tend to dress up in clothing related to that interest. Or do those qualify as creepy to you as well?

You'll want to steer clear of the FARK wrestling threads, as the denizens have created a term to refer to themselves by (fWc), have factions (Broskipac and Blackjack and Hookers), post memes and original artwork - in short, they do all the things you rail against. They can be found on the sports tab at least once a week... and it's all based on a TV show marketed to kids (Monday Night RAW). This week's thread hit 1,630 posts and is a lot more fun than the program that spawned the thread.

Seriously, you sound like one of those people I go out of my way to avoid - judgmental and completely incapable of having any fun whatsoever.


YOU JUST DREW A 21.
BLACKJACK!!

Broski-Pac are a group of basement dwellin' mouth breathin' marks.
Rise above DOUGIE!!
 
2012-06-09 11:42:43 PM  

Wisdomsage: doglover: Dude, what the fark is wrong with you?! Why do you even have that picture?! WHO WOULD MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT?!

/major brony
//Cannot unsee *that*
/Worse - cannot *unthink* *that*.


Medicine.

And for the record all I have is hotlinks. I don't keep disturbing images on hand. Well, none of the ponies. I like the innocence where Pinkie can eat a whole cake in a bit and not get diabeetus and Rarity can pop out 10M bits' worth of gems out of the ground and not have to pay taxes or get her ass robbed on the way home.

Anything you want man, it's all there on the googles. Right next to a bunch of shiat that will scar your brain for life.
 
2012-06-09 11:57:41 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: thamike: Keizer_Ghidorah: Bronies don't riot in the streets murdering and destroying because their team lost/won. Bronies don't have undying violent rivalries over who throws or catches a ball better. Personally I feel safer in the company of guys who watch a cartoon than in the company of guys who watch sports.

Hitler had an infatuation with Disney characters.

I highly doubt that Fantasia was the reason Hitler embarked on conquest and genocide.


And I highly doubt pro basketball turned Kim Jong Il into a total asshole. Major League Baseball's connection to Fidel Castro's brand of bastard is a bit murkier though.
 
2012-06-10 12:00:13 AM  
wut
 
2012-06-10 12:22:08 AM  
One of my OC ponies, Ion Sparkle. Because I just finished it that's why.

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Why do ponies get grim in greyscale anyway?

/Sitting Lyra meme
 
2012-06-10 12:40:48 AM  
I'm not a brony, I've never seen the show, but if it brings you happiness and joy, more power to you. All this hate is sad.
 
2012-06-10 12:50:24 AM  
I missed "Firefly" because I thought it was a pony show...maybe it was.
 
2012-06-10 12:58:19 AM  

Wisdomsage: Exacta. Well, sort of. It's okay for the occasional macro, but the tendency to end up with a pony image macro for even the most tangentially-related subjects can get a bit grating. But the same can be said for a lot of memes. It's just most other memes don't have a fanbase that's so ravenously devoted that they turn out millions of times more raw content than the series itself does.


Positivity is contagious in those who like it, and it's sorely lacking these days so the few venues that allow it to be expressed tend to go overboard. It isn't our fault you can't handle a rather esoteric expression of joy and camaraderie that isn't overly laden with cynicism, sarcasm, or gallows humor. And it most certainly isn't our fault that you continue to be in threads that either are about or become about MLP. You have the will to not post or go elsewhere or close a tab or change the channel or whatever. That you choose not to exercise it is really more of a failing of yours more than any rabidness or aggressiveness of the fanbase.
 
2012-06-10 01:01:14 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: LasersHurt: doglover: 600+ posts?

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Fark found a new off-day pageview machine.

The funny part is that this was submitted as a geek tab link meant to draw out the dozen or so of us usually in these threads, get maybe a hundred posts, and maybe we could biatch about lack of season sets on DVD or discuss the limited edition Derpy toy coming out soon. Subby Brony wasn't even expecting it to go green.

Then, subby Brony wakes up, sees some Admin saw potential in this thread, and stuck it on the mainpage. And laughed.


What Subby Brony may look like:
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2012-06-10 01:28:20 AM  

P-Money All $tar: FirstNationalBastard: LasersHurt: doglover: 600+ posts?

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Fark found a new off-day pageview machine.

The funny part is that this was submitted as a geek tab link meant to draw out the dozen or so of us usually in these threads, get maybe a hundred posts, and maybe we could biatch about lack of season sets on DVD or discuss the limited edition Derpy toy coming out soon. Subby Brony wasn't even expecting it to go green.

Then, subby Brony wakes up, sees some Admin saw potential in this thread, and stuck it on the mainpage. And laughed.

What Subby Brony may look like:
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I still demand a pink ZZ Top beard be put on that CAW!
 
2012-06-10 02:01:20 AM  
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2012-06-10 02:06:15 AM  

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/don't fark with Tom.
 
2012-06-10 02:10:11 AM  
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When is this game coming out?
 
2012-06-10 02:15:02 AM  

Lollipop165: precia: When I was a kid I desperately wanted to watch the original MLP cartoon, but my parents wouldn't spring for the Disney channel.

The original MLP wasn't on Disney Channel.

It wasn't really a whole show, it was more like 10 minutes clips, and then 10 min clips of if I remember correctly a show about Mr. Potato Head, and a 10 min clip of a more boy-friendly show. It was on between Strawberry Shortcake and GI Joe came after.

The movies were also on regular television because my parents taped them for me and I definitely remember them having commercials.

I ADORED My Little Pony. It obviously hasn't aged well, but neither really have any of those old shows, even Voltron and Thunder Cats.


Huh. I guess it was My Little Pony Tales, which did air on Disney. Close enough, really - same property, same level of awful. All I remember was it was ponies, I wanted it, and didn't get it.
 
2012-06-10 02:41:55 AM  
I can't believe I caved in and finally watched an episode.

Its retarded, if you are going to follow a My Little Pony series you should watch the original 80s series, at least the art is better, that flash crap that became standard for cartoons makes me sad

And I love unicorns and pegasus, but the show was annoying if anything. Go watch The Last Unicorn, now that is animation done right.
 
2012-06-10 02:54:18 AM  
Damn. Proof again that Fark deserves the top bookmark spot on my favorites list.

Pony thread that stayed reasonably civil. Well done, Fark.
/Rarity is best Pony
 
2012-06-10 02:59:08 AM  
Nope.
 
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