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My Little Pony can't be this violent.
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They had an episode where a main character snapped a bear's neck on screen XD Pretty fucking violent.

just like a fem... oh shit..
and then screw logic at the end, all was born from MLP.

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Friendship is magic
then magic is








KarenAraragi wrote:

First question. Bronies why do you like My Little Pony?
Second question what the hell is the show about?
3 Why is this advertise as a pure kid show?
4 Why do you guys cosplay as My Little Pony characters?
5 Is there some kind of plot? Besides friendship.


I'll be honest, I'm surprised you don't have any of the creepypasta stuff or any mention of it.

1) The art style and the animation for one. The first ever pony thing I saw was a Pony Music Video, a PMV just like there are AMVs, with that "Is He Gay or European" song. I knew I'd eventually get dragged into watching the show at that point but delayed until a couple years ago. I went in expecting the typical cartoon formula with wacky insanity with maybe some thin overarching plot. Instead you got characters that actually felt like you could find them on the street. (As humans, not ponies.) They aren't caricatures of roles pulled in from everything else ever done before, they feel genuine unlike cartoon characters I've seen in the past. (Yes, they have their tropes, just check out http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.) I'll go into this in detail in the second answer.

The show has decent pacing and each season opens and closes with a two part story that sets up the season's plot line and brings it to the conclusion. The video you linked was the season 4 finale battle. Between the opening and the season finale is a collection of pretty much random stories with some cohesion in regards to the main plot. The episodes vary between which of the main six ponies, (Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy) the three minor ponies, (Applebloom, Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle) and one baby dragon (Spike) is spotlighted. The way the show handles their characters, the strong story telling and epic openings and finales are what keeps me waiting for more. There are also plenty of D'aww moments too.



2) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is mainly about friendship.

"Oh really? Thanks Cpt. Obvious, what else would it be about?"

Twilight Sparkle is sent to Ponyville by her mentor Princess Celestia to learn about friendship. She meets five ponies and they save the world along with solving interpersonal issues and going on adventures.

The show has Twilight Sparkle and her five friends as the embodiments of The Elements of Harmony. These are the six things that the show tells us every friendship has to make it... well, magical. The Elements and the ponies that embody them are:
Generosity Rarity
Honesty Applejack
Kindness Fluttershy
Laughter Pinkie Pie
Loyalty Rainbow Dash
Magic Twilight Sparkle

Each pony shows their element through their personality. Applejack is honest, Rainbow Dash is loyal, etc.


The main reoccurring episode plots involves one of the ponies overcoming a personality flaw. Rainbow Dash is an accomplished athlete and flier and is rather prideful. She will occasionally need to be reminded not to let her ego grow too large. Fluttershy is timid, shy and dislikes confrontation to an extreme. Most of her stories require her to overcome a fear that she has. Rarity's episodes tend to revolve all around her and her ambition to become a socialite and famous fashion designer. Twilight, who's basically the show's Mary Sue and the main character, tends to get caught up in spellcasting and research while trying to figure out what friendship is. Not something too easy for an asocial bookworm, despite how easy the show makes it appear.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders comprised of Applebloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle are minor protagonists who spend their screen time doing anything and everything to find out what their special talents are and earn their cutie marks. Their episodes deal a lot with bullying alongside self discovery. Spike the dragon, as the sole male main cast member deals almost entirely with his selfishness. This is mainly due to his being a dragon and partly because he's roughly in the age range of 9-13 it seems.

As for the actual cast themselves, they seem to be aged in their late teens to early/mid twenties. This is all relative speculation but seeing as each of them has a job; Rarity owns her own dress boutique, Pinkie is a party planner, Dash is one of the weather control pegasi for Ponyville, Applejack works on her family's farm, Fluttershy runs an animal shelter, and Twilight is Celestia's personal student who is elevated to the status of Princess. It stands to reason that they aren't your typical high schooler.

The correlation with the Equestria Girls movies in regard to age is uncertain. The Dazzlings, the villains of the second movie Rainbow Rocks, were sent to the human dimension by Starswirl the Bearded who lived hundreds of years in the past. They were still teenagers when Twilight made her second trip to Canterlot High. So I'm going with it simply being an attempt to move in on the market of Bratz, Monster High and other similar toy lines. I saw some of you mentioned ages, thus this was typed.


3) It's a cartoon made in America. My Little Pony has been marketed to young girls in the past. Also Lauren Faust, the creator of FIM, disliked how the old series had been made and retooled it into something that was serious but also playful. But ultimately it's a show made to sell pastel colored horse toys for children to play with or collect.


4) Why do people cosplay as My Little Pony characters? The same reason why anime fans cosplay and sports fans paint their chests and faces. Passion for the show/team and the outward showing of their level of passion. I have a Rainbow Dash keychain on the backpack I take with me to work everyday as an outward display. As for the furries it falls kind of into the fetish territory. And this is where the infamous MLP porn comes into play.

I have seen MLP porn. Is it creepy? I'd say yes, definitely odd. The Sonic stuff is way creepier to me though. To be fair, it's not like Rule 34 doesn't exist. The problem lies with the saturation MLP has right now. It's pretty easy to accidentally click into MLP porn, but overall a usual google search probably won't give you a page full of porn links on page one. (I hit Fanfiction.net on page three for their MLP category.) The adult themed memes and manips pop up a bit faster and there's always the nice world of MLP murder fiction and the Youtube videos that were posted earlier in this thread.

I wouldn't say the cosplay/Furrydom of MLP is bad in and of itself. It can spawn certain things that some find as unsettling. But really it's pretty harmless despite what fear mongers would have you believe.

That Twilight cosplay head in your picture is creepy funny. It's a wonderfully disturbing picture.


5) The plot of My Little Pony: FIM is both seasonal and episodic as I mentioned above. Though I'd lean more towards episodic with an overarching end goal. Each season has a loose plot that ties the random episodes together and is resolved in the season finale.

So I'd typed out the plot for each of the five seasons of MLP. But it was three pages long. Four with the addition of the Equestria girls films. I'll post the long version if anyone wants it. Since I have to be up for work in four hours the TL:DR will be coming sometime tomorrow night or the next morning.

In the meantime, since I can't seem to find a concise summary online at this moment, here's the list of all mlp episodes with summaries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_My_Little_Pony:_Friendship_Is_Magic_episodes
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Rujikin wrote:


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There are people who masturbate to this...Sit on that for a second


There are people that masturbate to people rape, pissing on one another, and shitting on one another .... Somehow ponies don't seem too concerning.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhJQVVAN2Ho

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KarenAraragi wrote:

First question. Bronies why do you like My Little Pony?
Second question what the hell is the show about?
3 Why is this advertise as a pure kid show?
4 Why do you guys cosplay as My Little Pony characters?
5 Is there some kind of plot? Besides friendship.
Let me explain why I am asking this.
I see this. This a kid show. Meh.

See this. Why the hell do you even like it.@_@

See this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoC5WTnUUCM


Yea sooooo i'm just gonna sit back and watch this one, should be MAGICAL
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1) The art style and the animation for one.
The way the show handles their characters, the strong story telling and epic openings and finales are what keeps me waiting for more. There are also plenty of D'aww moments too.

2) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is mainly about friendship.
"Oh really? Thanks Cpt. Obvious, what else would it be about?"

I have seen MLP porn. Is it creepy? I'd say yes, definitely odd.
Picture, pony RPG -__- Use em SPELLS dammit!!

Strong story telling?

Cpt is allways nice to have he allways ships stuff like that.

The porn to some degree is just trying to be "adult" but most end up being about how bad could you do with ponies/children characters/"pure" while some very few are quite good and tries to do a bit more mature way that I would say could be enjoyed by most people.


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First question. Bronies why do you like My Little Pony?

1. Since me and my wife are both bronies and I'm good at breaking down things, I can explain on our behalf. MLP was a show that kinda took us by surprise, really. At first, we watched it with our niece who is telling us it's a great show. The first couple episodes didn't do it for us. Then we saw episodes like where Rainbow Dash and Applejack are racing each other, Rainbow Dash doing the Sonic Rainboom, and of course that one episode where Pinky Pie goes all crazy. We realized this was a kids show, but it wasn't a BRAINDEAD, overburdeningly cutesy kids show - it actually had substance.

2. Basically centers around 6 ponies, extending to some secondary and tertiary characters, and their everyday lives or how they find ways to solve their problems. Some of them personal issues (ie. Fluttershy's phobias, Rainbow Dash's performance anxiety) and some problems much bigger than others (dragons, "timber" wolves, celestial bears, etc)

3. MLP's main target demographic is kids after all (which should be an obvious duh). Its adult audience simply took them by surprise.

4. I'm a broad, 200 pound dude and I cosplayed as a gender bender Pinky Pie in a recent convention doing Deadpool-esque antics. Needless to say, I was the life of the party. So why the hell not?!

5. Well the show's title IS "Friendship is Magic," so it would be odd for the theme to NOT revolve around friendship. But as they say, the fun isn't in the destination, but in the journey. Seeing the characters grow and what they do to overcome their struggles is meaningful and can relate to just about anybody, really.

As for the furries..... they are their own thing, and I would not like them to ruin MLP like they did with Sonic.
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Flexecute wrote: We realized this was a kids show, but it wasn't a BRAINDEAD, overburdeningly cutesy kids show - it actually had substance.

2. Basically centers around 6 ponies and their everyday lives or how they find ways to solve their problems.

3. MLP's main target demographic is kids after all (which should be an obvious duh). Its adult audience simply took them by surprise.
Or a kids show done in a weird way, and that its mostly the "same" dunno what to say but how they do the scenery/place/world?

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First question. Bronies why do you like My Little Pony?

I think everyone has their own personal experience with this show for me it started out as random YouTube clips that made me laugh. After a few more i looked into not knowing back then that what i was watching was G4 My Little Pony. I tried the first 2 episodes of season 1 and it started from that point. I like the cartoon (cartoon for me created in the US and aimed at little girls) as a whole, i finally got around to trying the Equestria Girls and it was much better then i expected but at the same time if the show went down that path my personal interest in the show would slowly ebb away into nothing. I am a natural collector have been ally my life so i have a few figures around my pc mainly from the official magazine which is a rather timid collection.

Second question what the hell is the show about? Watch the first 2 episodes of season 1 (won't take up too much of your time)

3 Why is this advertise as a pure kid show?

A show about female characters becoming friends and over coming events it's a pretty standard format for a children's show aimed priorly at young girls.

4 Why do you guys cosplay as My Little Pony characters?

Can't say i ever had or ever thought about this but i would assume for the same reason other fans cosplay other shows, their love of said show makes them want to express it in an artist way.

5 Is there some kind of plot? Besides friendship.

Most episodes have a point or raise some sort of moral question and each season has a theme each season seems to be concluded with a dramatic end and normally the show is moved forward like something happening which becomes permanent without any spoilers.
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Freddy96NO wrote:


ZenZaku wrote:

1) The art style and the animation for one.
The way the show handles their characters, the strong story telling and epic openings and finales are what keeps me waiting for more. There are also plenty of D'aww moments too.

2) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is mainly about friendship.
"Oh really? Thanks Cpt. Obvious, what else would it be about?"

I have seen MLP porn. Is it creepy? I'd say yes, definitely odd.
Picture, pony RPG -__- Use em SPELLS dammit!!

Strong story telling?

Cpt is allways nice to have he allways ships stuff like that.

The porn to some degree is just trying to be "adult" but most end up being about how bad could you do with ponies/children characters/"pure" while some very few are quite good and tries to do a bit more mature way that I would say could be enjoyed by most people.




I'd love a gen 4 MLP adventure game. Sadly i don't think Hasbro will ever license it out. I have hope though. The cancelled Fighting is Magic is pretty cool though.

It really depends on the artist/writer. Some do well while others are a bit... odd. I have to say reading the Clop fiction is a guilty pleasure of mine. Though nothing touches that odd blend that is Ask Lil Miss Rarity on Tumblr.

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First question. Bronies why do you like My Little Pony?

I think everyone has their own personal experience with this show for me it started out as random YouTube clips that made me laugh. After a few more i looked into not knowing back then that what i was watching was G4 My Little Pony. I tried the first 2 episodes of season 1 and it started from that point. I like the cartoon (cartoon for me created in the US and aimed at little girls) as a whole, i finally got around to trying the Equestria Girls and it was much better then i expected but at the same time if the show went down that path my personal interest in the show would slowly ebb away into nothing. I am a natural collector have been ally my life so i have a few figures around my pc mainly from the official magazine which is a rather timid collection.

3 Why is this advertise as a pure kid show?

A show about female characters becoming friends and over coming events it's a pretty standard format for a children's show aimed priorly at young girls.


And also because--like the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake coming back to cheap Flash/CGI-animated Saturday morning--it's the market licenser's attempt to revive an 80's GI Joe/Transformers-era toy-license franchise after a few generation's hibernation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wscI-8_ZhU
Ie., a new generation of kids, too young to identify them as "eww, 80's icons", and jump on with a clean slate.
As you can see, the Old generation, when cartoons were to sell toys, drew them as normal characters, but the 00's Cartoon Network generation, that thinks all cartoons have to be hip retro deconstructions, draws them with a mockingly "hip" anime-inspired overcuteness and smug jokes, so the college girls think they're watching a hip "satire" on cute 80's cartoons while also gushing over the cuteness.

The Bronies and Bronyettes (since the male ones would never dare have the female fans counted in their ranks) are already aware of the commercial mercenary Reagan-era 80's-Toytoon version, but just cult themselves over "This NEW version is OUR version for OUR hip, creative generation! " Yeah, whatever, the company still doesn't want you so long as the kids buy the toys at Wal-Mart.
That's why they make those humanoid Equestria Girl spinoffs, to compete with the other doll franchises, even though the cult fans say "Eww, no, I don't want shows about humans!"

(With Littlest Pet Shop also now trying to sell itself as a cable-resurrected ex-80's kids' show, they've now been trying to get a piece of the Gushy-College-Fangrrl market by playing up hip pop-referenced jokes, but.......er, nnnnnno.)
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A lot of my much older work mates recently found out i liked MLP but my answer was sadly a rehearsed one most excepted my reply for what it was me being honest i like the cartoon show, i think the episodes are well written, the bright display and visuals make it easy on the eyes and the characters have relatable characteristics which considering the diverse range of them is easy to find one you can personally relate to. Also one point which is easily over looked is the fact this show is written by adults and adult creation will always hold adult appeal regardless of it's intended target audience my family easily except that i enjoy the show they make jokes but i make jokes about their hobbies too that's life.
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And also because--like the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake coming back to cheap Flash/CGI-animated Saturday morning--it's the market licenser's attempt to revive an 80's GI Joe/Transformers-era toy-license franchise after a few generation's hibernation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wscI-8_ZhU
Ie., a new generation of kids, too young to identify them as "eww, 80's icons", and jump on with a clean slate.
Yeah the newer stuff is I dunno more "sexy"/clean/"pure" in a way that it allways make me think of yuri atleast how the ponies behave and some of them don't really seem to take it as "real" then just adding extreme choices like the "boss battle"?

As the older had more a better way to get their message across? (insted of "cute" art)
My Little Pony Song "Remember Always Look Twice"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuMyekEb4lg
My Little Pony Song "Evil Like Me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06IjyTR-1I4

now awake my minions!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDbyOP9_F5s

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Ejanss wrote:


Cute_Joshy wrote:

First question. Bronies why do you like My Little Pony?

I think everyone has their own personal experience with this show for me it started out as random YouTube clips that made me laugh. After a few more i looked into not knowing back then that what i was watching was G4 My Little Pony. I tried the first 2 episodes of season 1 and it started from that point. I like the cartoon (cartoon for me created in the US and aimed at little girls) as a whole, i finally got around to trying the Equestria Girls and it was much better then i expected but at the same time if the show went down that path my personal interest in the show would slowly ebb away into nothing. I am a natural collector have been ally my life so i have a few figures around my pc mainly from the official magazine which is a rather timid collection.

3 Why is this advertise as a pure kid show?

A show about female characters becoming friends and over coming events it's a pretty standard format for a children's show aimed priorly at young girls.


And also because--like the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake coming back to cheap Flash/CGI-animated Saturday morning--it's the market licenser's attempt to revive an 80's GI Joe/Transformers-era toy-license franchise after a few generation's hibernation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wscI-8_ZhU
Ie., a new generation of kids, too young to identify them as "eww, 80's icons", and jump on with a clean slate.
As you can see, the Old generation, when cartoons were to sell toys, drew them as normal characters, but the 00's Cartoon Network generation, that thinks all cartoons have to be hip retro deconstructions, draws them with a mockingly "hip" anime-inspired overcuteness and smug jokes, so the college girls think they're watching a hip "satire" on cute 80's cartoons while also gushing over the cuteness.

The Bronies and Bronyettes (since the male ones would never dare have the female fans counted in their ranks) are already aware of the commercial mercenary Reagan-era 80's-Toytoon version, but just cult themselves over "This NEW version is OUR version for OUR hip, creative generation! " Yeah, whatever, the company still doesn't want you so long as the kids buy the toys at Wal-Mart.
That's why they make those humanoid Equestria Girl spinoffs, to compete with the other doll franchises, even though the cult fans say "Eww, no, I don't want shows about humans!"

(With Littlest Pet Shop also now trying to sell itself as a cable-resurrected ex-80's kids' show, they've now been trying to get a piece of the Gushy-College-Fangrrl market by playing up hip pop-referenced jokes, but.......er, nnnnnno.)


Also consider that most 80's show had a very dark theme or underlying plot behind it. mainly stuff Adult more so would actually understand and come to terms with, something kids were subliminally suggested to act the same way. To this show, I can fully say it's nothing like its predecessor as it points to a more open minded and tolerant acceptance to people. (Being different yet as equals, always playing your part). The theme does appeal to everyone because its a message often lost in translation. While, it does tend to make very old school joke references, even one point making fun of its old shows.
That being said, would I cosplay a character? No, it doesn't give the reason to as cos-playing Tuxedo mask or Genderbending Sailor Moon.
While it is a decent show, it doesnt qualify in my terms of the Legendary Platforms that we know and love. (i.e Sailor Moon, DBZ, FMA, almost every blizzard game, Card Captor Sakura, Nartuto.) Just to name a few. Even though its 3 years old, there is a very powerful FNDM for RWBY. and while it did get dark fast, it's story telling, art and character, leave wanting more in terms of headcannon and back story, and doesn't trend, isnt a fad, and will be here to stay, leaving a giant reminder for generations to come.
When it comes MLP, the story is great, the message is honest, open, and should be taken seriously. But in end of things, will be forgotten, simply because being united as one under different people as equals, doesn't quite fit our world leaders view points.
In terms of seeing the furry community all up in it, I would have to say there are more bad than good. Honestly, most of the people simply take it farther than it should go, making this obvious solid line very blurred. I do hate seeing that, it seems like a good thing was ruined when it came to cosplays all around.
I love some of the brutalities and fatalities drawn, it gives a very different, what if, kind of scenario.
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I live near Baltimore, where they have a huge Bronycon every year. Little girls, adult men, and a surprisingly large number of teenage boys all go to the Bronycon cosplaying as ponies. It seems a bit odd to me, but I am no paragon of normal, myself, I mean I post on Crunchyroll, make my own rifle cartridges and am a tee-total.


The grown ass men give me the willies.

Sorry.
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Nogara-san wrote:


PaulDHunter wrote:

I live near Baltimore, where they have a huge Bronycon every year. Little girls, adult men, and a surprisingly large number of teenage boys all go to the Bronycon cosplaying as ponies. It seems a bit odd to me, but I am no paragon of normal, myself, I mean I post on Crunchyroll, make my own rifle cartridges and am a tee-total.


The grown ass men give me the willies.

Sorry.


No need to feel sorry i am a fan of the show and like a lot of MLP themed products (within reason) but to me most if not all MLP cosplay is just cringe worthy at best and if i was going to set up a visual display why i like MLP there would be zero MLP cosplay on said display
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