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Posted 5/13/15

Morbidhanson wrote:

I think it is strange and creepy that grown men are fantasizing and obsessing over a show for little girls.
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The thing is the older audience are the ones that are keeping the show going there are more Adults watching the show then little girls
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I couldn't consider myself a brony, simply because I've only seen the first two episodes of the show. I just thought it was funny how someone could say so many disgusting things to someone else, and than have an entire DA account dedicated to 'My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic'. That's when I saw the word 'Brony' for the first time.


If you watch one episode and like it you can consider your self a Brony
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My anime/Japanese club in high school, half of them were into that (guys and girls)... My Asian pop culture club... like everyone except for me and 2 other people. I really don't get the appeal... but like what you like I guess. It's not hurting anyone really.
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SurvivingHorror wrote:

I couldn't consider myself a brony, simply because I've only seen the first two episodes of the show. I just thought it was funny how someone could say so many disgusting things to someone else, and than have an entire DA account dedicated to 'My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic'. That's when I saw the word 'Brony' for the first time.


If you watch one episode and like it you can consider your self a Brony


Well I plan on buying the DVD's at some point, so maybe I will.

Actually when I was a kid, I remember me and my brother loved the first 'My Little Pony' show, and even had our own dolls. So I guess I will.
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My first want bad, just my friend and his daughter. Both loved it because of the cuteness. After a while they'd have brony friends over and most of them were really creepy. One of them wouldn't stop trying to constantly touch me in very wrong ways and eventually got slapped. Another eventually got arrested for hardcore child porn. After a few brony meetings I was done. I know there's plenty of decent bronies out there, just a 4/9 ratio is very disheartening.
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I guess I would consider myself a brony because I have watched a couple of episodes and liked it but I have never met another brony who was downright a huge fan of MLP
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SurvivingHorror wrote:

It's not nearly as unexpected, or strange as people think.

When I was a kid I loved watching 'Sailor Moon', and so did a ton of other people who were double my age, maybe even more. There are boys today who love playing with Easy Bake Ovens, and Barbie Dolls. There are guys out there who love the color pink, there are girls out there who love the color blue, and play video games.

What bothers people, are our perceptions of what certain genders and ages should enjoy. It's built into us, and when we see someone outside that norm, we consider it 'weird' or 'creepy', when in reality it's not.


Boy, it's just really freakin' hard to get away from that crossover "I'm a very special person because I like very special things, and I don't care what society thinks of me!" stroke over into the, ahem, rainbow zone, isn't it?
Is it really the cartoon you're getting off on, or the act of telling people you watch it?

It's thinking they have a patent on it--which tends to go with the demographic anyway--that makes them either annoying or freakish in the public mind.
In the old days, if someone asked me why I liked Cardcaptor Sakura, I'd show them an episode. They'd be hooked within MINUTES. (Which is much more than I can say for MLP.
Liking a good show isn't "flying your freak flag", much though the fans rather disingenuously wish it to be--It's liking a good show. Nothing less, and absolutely nothing more. The Moon fans knew that twenty years ago, and if only smug overbearing hip-flash cartoons could pick up on that today.
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I remember one of my mates who is a brony and told me to watch it so I did to find out what all the fuss was about, and now Brony 4 life
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I used to be one for about 2 seasons of the show then I guess I just kinda lost interest in it all and moved on to different things. Now the stuffed pony toys I have are toys for my cat, does that make my cat a brony?
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SurvivingHorror wrote:

It's not nearly as unexpected, or strange as people think.

When I was a kid I loved watching 'Sailor Moon', and so did a ton of other people who were double my age, maybe even more. There are boys today who love playing with Easy Bake Ovens, and Barbie Dolls. There are guys out there who love the color pink, there are girls out there who love the color blue, and play video games.

What bothers people, are our perceptions of what certain genders and ages should enjoy. It's built into us, and when we see someone outside that norm, we consider it 'weird' or 'creepy', when in reality it's not.


Boy, it's just really freakin' hard to get away from that crossover "I'm a very special person because I like very special things, and I don't care what society thinks of me!" stroke over into the, ahem, rainbow zone, isn't it?
Is it really the cartoon you're getting off on, or the act of telling people you watch it?

It's thinking they have a patent on it--which tends to go with the demographic anyway--that makes them either annoying or freakish in the public mind.
In the old days, if someone asked me why I liked Cardcaptor Sakura, I'd show them an episode. They'd be hooked within MINUTES. (Which is much more than I can say for MLP.
Liking a good show isn't "flying your freak flag", much though the fans rather disingenuously wish it to be--It's liking a good show. Nothing less, and absolutely nothing more. The Moon fans knew that twenty years ago, and if only smug overbearing hip-flash cartoons could pick up on that today.


I don't know. I mean when people found out that grown men enjoyed MLP, people accused them of being pedophiles. When I was younger, my babysitter gave me a hard time about liking Sailor Moon, ignoring the fact that her son (who was older than I was) not only enjoyed the show himself, but was currently watching it while giving me a hard time about it.

I don't think a lot of people are flying a 'freak flag', but others are willing to call them out about what they enjoy. I enjoy baking and cooking, which some would call 'women's work' too. It's just built into them, that certain genders should do certain things. There are people who still believe that women have no place in the workplace, at all!
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My first want bad, just my friend and his daughter. Both loved it because of the cuteness. After a while they'd have brony friends over and most of them were really creepy. One of them wouldn't stop trying to constantly touch me in very wrong ways and eventually got slapped. Another eventually got arrested for hardcore child porn. After a few brony meetings I was done. I know there's plenty of decent bronies out there, just a 4/9 ratio is very disheartening.


I think some people just take advantage of places like that. They might not even be bronies, just people who take advantage of others.
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I used to be one for about 2 seasons of the show then I guess I just kinda lost interest in it all and moved on to different things. Now the stuffed pony toys I have are toys for my cat, does that make my cat a brony?


It certainly does.
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SurvivingHorrorI don't know. I mean when people found out that grown men enjoyed MLP, people accused them of being pedophiles.


Not pedophiles, but the Brony culture seems to be hitting a very easily swayable confused/rejected teen-loner audience with a bi-curious trial-subscription "Gay Lite", where they can enjoy all the hugs and camaraderie and showing-off and lecturing "repressed society" and "not being judged" without a long-term commitment, or....y'know, all the more complicated stuff.
There may not be a Pony Pride Parade yet, but that's what the fan cons are for.

Yes, Moon fans put up with a few public giggles in their day, but that was mostly an outlet for everyone else's bafflement or annoyance at the exposure of the crappy afternoon show, and after that became a culty 90's memory, we were just assumed to be people who liked the "retro" shows of their childhood, on the level of saying you missed Samurai Pizza Cats.
No one ever tried to make it some social soapbox of their "personal freedom", and say that it's all right to cry, and William can have a doll, and that liking Barbie is okay because we're free to be you and me, and all that other off-topic wanders into what the fan thought was the real issue.
Putting the issue before the cartoon does the cartoon more harm than good, since it's pretty much saying up front that it's not the watching that's being sold, and they could spend all that creative overcompensation watching something everyone knows really IS good.
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SurvivingHorrorI don't know. I mean when people found out that grown men enjoyed MLP, people accused them of being pedophiles.


Not pedophiles, but the Brony culture seems to be hitting a very easily swayable confused/rejected teen-loner audience with a bi-curious trial-subscription "Gay Lite", where they can enjoy all the hugs and camaraderie and showing-off and lecturing "repressed society" and "not being judged" without a long-term commitment, or....y'know, all the more complicated stuff.
There may not be a Pony Pride Parade yet, but that's what the fan cons are for.

Yes, Moon fans put up with a few public giggles in their day, but that was mostly an outlet for everyone else's bafflement or annoyance at the exposure of the crappy afternoon show, and after that became a culty 90's memory, we were just assumed to be people who liked the "retro" shows of their childhood, on the level of saying you missed Samurai Pizza Cats.
No one ever tried to make it some social soapbox of their "personal freedom", and say that it's all right to cry, and William can have a doll, and that liking Barbie is okay because we're free to be you and me, and all that other off-topic wanders into what the fan thought was the real issue.
Putting the issue before the cartoon does the cartoon more harm than good, since it's pretty much saying up front that it's not the watching that's being sold, and they could spend all that creative overcompensation watching something everyone knows really IS good.


Yes pedophiles. That's what people are being accused of being. Here's a little proof--> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Brony&defid=6685115 and you can google for more. That's sadly how people are being seen, simply for liking something that they think only little girls should enjoy.

Back in the day, Sailor Moon fans were subjected to the same thing, not on the same scale, since the internet in the early 90s was nothing like it is today.
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SurvivingHorror wrote:

I couldn't consider myself a brony, simply because I've only seen the first two episodes of the show. I just thought it was funny how someone could say so many disgusting things to someone else, and than have an entire DA account dedicated to 'My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic'. That's when I saw the word 'Brony' for the first time.


If you watch one episode and like it you can consider your self a Brony


Well I plan on buying the DVD's at some point, so maybe I will.

Actually when I was a kid, I remember me and my brother loved the first 'My Little Pony' show, and even had our own dolls. So I guess I will.


Hate to Say it but pretty much almost every brony From what i know and have seen Curse the first 4 gens of MLP as it was Made horribly then lauren faust(She also Known for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends & The Powerpuff Girls) came along and rescued the show
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