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My Little Pony can't be this violent.
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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.


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 :D


I meant the big overweight guys who'd probably would show up at a con like this. You're very nice.
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Posted 2/29/16

Nogara-san wrote:


Cute_Joshy wrote:


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 :D


I meant the big overweight guys who'd probably would show up at a con like this. You're very nice.


Thanks for the compliment but that's a mental image i could of done without right before i go to bed

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Now that I think about it...most popular cartoons these days have adult followings. It's not just MLP.

I mean... Adventure Time. Gravity Falls. Ninja Turtles. Steven Universe. Movies like Toy Story.
And that's not counting popular cartoons that are specifically for adults, like Rick and Morty.

There's no reason show-runners aren't making more cartoons "for everyone," like Disney/Pixar does. They don't have to be PG-13, but they shouldn't be just for children anymore. The best kids cartoons when I was growing up treated their audiences seriously. Batman: The Animated Series, for example.

Kids understand more than some people seem to think. You can tell great stories and have emotional characters and moments without overt sex, swearing, and bloody violence. It can be PG or even G and still be awesome, and funny, and sad, and interesting, and smart.

Like Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Now that I think about it...most popular cartoons these days have adult followings. It's not just MLP.

I mean... Adventure Time. Gravity Falls. Ninja Turtles. Steven Universe. Movies like Toy Story.
And that's not counting popular cartoons that are specifically for adults, like Rick and Morty\


That's because the current animation industry--ie. the cable animation industry--is not making cartoons for kids.
And for once, that's meant in the BAD sense of the word.

In a generation that grew up with John Kricfalusi and Matt Groening, current animators don't believe they're making animated amusement to appeal to a mainstream audience, they believe they're celebrating a job and a "lifestyle" fandom that lets them be loud, belch-giggling and scatologically-obsessed 10-yo.'s into their forties, while using their "extreme" taste for humor to backhand a generation of mainstream 50's and 60's cartoons they had to grow up with in the 70's and 80's.
All of which means absolutely nothing to the kids whose afternoon demographic this is aimed at. NOTHING. All they want is the TV equivalent of Happy Hour, to sling down a few animated drinks to drown their afterschool sorrows. Which could just as easily be done by Bugs Bunny or The Flintstones (the funny first three seasons), PBS, or even by the Ninja Turtles, as they could by some art student's hip stoner 80's-reffed Rick & Morty rambling. Don't confuse desperation with a sort of Stockholm-syndrome loyalty--Are the kids watching Spongebob because they like it, or are they claiming they like it because it's freakin' on?

Back in the 80's, when the first fringe audience was discovering that afternoon airings of Robotech and Voltron were more entertaining than the local station showing Yogi Bear....you should have HEARD the way the cult of "Japanimation"-defending fans would drag Yogi Bear through the mud, for the sake of progressive cartoon vengeance. It was almost as bad as Cartoon Network dragging Superfriends and Scooby-Doo through the mud in the early 00's, just because they believed their reruns were "holding them back" from more hilarious self-marketing of Dexter's Laboratory and Johnny Bravo. (And now cue the twenty something sentimentality for "Oh, Dexter's Lab, I miss that, why won't cable bring back something that witty and intelligent again? ")
But what the old cartoons had was that many, like the Bugs Bunnys, Chuck Joneses, Tex Averys and even the live-action Three Stooges shorts, were theatrical cartoons, that made their profit playing before their big parent-studio's movies, and literally living or dying on whether an entire audience wanted to see them, kids and adults alike, many of whom hadn't gone to the theater to see a cartoon in the first place. One time I sat in an audience where the AMC cable promotion tried showing a Nicktoons "Camp Lazlo" short as a warmup to the kid's feature, and there was stone silence. I only shudder to think how an entire Adventure Time short would have gone over, not that the theater chain hasn't shown their share of CN promotional ads.

Cable believes it's set up its own little freakshow of cult audiences, but take the cult out of the tent, and into the sunlight of the real world, and what you've got left with are the freaks.
As Warner found out when they tried to make a mainstream movie out of Powerpuff Girls, and...well, ask Disney about "Teacher's Pet: the Movie" sometime.
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Posted 2/29/16

Nogara-san wrote:
I meant the big overweight guys who'd probably would show up at a con like this. You're very nice.
thats a con you have to over come.
but its big and nice would make you, pretty lady.

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Why do you like My Little Pony?
Despite being a brony (sort of?) myself I find the show rather mediocre, I still watch it though. The comics are the best thing in regards to MLP

What the hell is the show about?
Life lessons, how people in the world can vary and shows how people can have different interests, ways of thinking and overcome things in their own way. Aside from that there's the odd villian trying to take over but it's mostly a feel-good slide of life type show
Why is this advertise as a pure kid show?
A large majority of it is aimed at a younger audience and uh, Hasbro. Hasbro is terrible. "it has tiny ponies lets make everything pink"
Why do you guys cosplay as My Little Pony characters?
Same reason as people cosplay as video game characters, anime, superheroes ect
Is there some kind of plot? Besides friendship.
Aside from the two part episodes nah, though there is a new plot in each season (starting from season 3 at least)
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You don't have to be a brony to like it,I like the show but I don't consider myself a brony. For a fandom they sure do like to whine a lot about the show they apparently like. It's too girly,it's too much a slice of life I wish it had more adventure episodes,the comics are better,why is Twilight a alicorn now I liked her better as a unicorn,imagine that repeated a million times and you'll know why I don't consider myself a brony. Way too much whining in that fandom.
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Posted 2/29/16

Freddy96NO wrote:


Nogara-san wrote:
I meant the big overweight guys who'd probably would show up at a con like this. You're very nice.
thats a con you have to over come.
but its big and nice would make you, pretty lady.



Freddy, Freddy, Freddy....you randy thing.

But I"m not into horsey porn
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This thread is so..... weird..... Even for a CR General Discussion thread, it's way out there.
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Nogara-san wrote:
Freddy, Freddy, Freddy....you randy thing.

But I"m not into horsey porn
enjoy your white van then

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