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OH are they the bunch of dudes of likes ponies and shit ? well thats pretty weird
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Bunch of weirdos who need to go outside and talk to real woman.


From what I've heard, most of them don't seem to like real women. (At least the real girl MLP fans, anyway.)

They're too busy telling each other about how "special" they are that the "world doesn't understand them" for having the "care and emotion" to appreciate things that "boys shouldn't", even though they should "learn that there's nothing wrong with it".
Which is why they keep attracting so many confused high-school and freshman-college male fans.

(Now, we Sailor Moon fans didn't have that problem twenty years ago, since you asked us why we liked it and we either said "Mercury or Jupiter...NEXT QUESTION. ")
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People should do whatever they please.
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Bronies need mental help

I mean look...



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Generally speaking I let people like what they like but that doesn't mean I can't watch the highlights from a Bronie disco video on youtube with a mate and laugh our asses off at it.

I'm sure someone would find if funny seeing a guy my size nearly crying at cartoon teenagers.
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I used to watch MLP with my daughter. It's not her thing anymore but it was a good show. There's absolutely nothing wrong with watching it casually. Had some references to Big Lebowski which I thought was kinda cool. They did a good job of throwing in things like that for adult viewers. But I only ever watched it with her so once she stopped watching so did I.

With that said It's weird for grown men to be hardcore into something like MLP. If it makes you happy that's cool, but it's still weird.
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I used to watch MLP with my daughter. It's not her thing anymore but it was a good show. There's absolutely nothing wrong with watching it casually. Had some references to Big Lebowski which I thought was kinda cool. They did a good job of throwing in things like that for adult viewers. But I only ever watched it with her so once she stopped watching so did I.


MLP fans saying "It's so misunderstood, because there's so much hip adult references in it!" (Big Lebowski is an "adult" reference??) make me ashamed for liking ALFTales in the 80's because it had Hitchcock and The Graduate references...

There's a difference between being a little self-indulgent and saying screw-you to your kids' audience, and CN and Nick animators just being completely stoner-oblivious about having one in the first place.
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Ejanss wrote:


zangeif123 wrote:

I used to watch MLP with my daughter. It's not her thing anymore but it was a good show. There's absolutely nothing wrong with watching it casually. Had some references to Big Lebowski which I thought was kinda cool. They did a good job of throwing in things like that for adult viewers. But I only ever watched it with her so once she stopped watching so did I.


MLP fans saying "It's so misunderstood, because there's so much hip adult references in it!" (Big Lebowski is an "adult" reference??) make me ashamed for liking ALFTales in the 80's because it had Hitchcock and The Graduate references...

There's a difference between being a little self-indulgent and saying screw-you to your kids' audience, and CN and Nick animators just being completely stoner-oblivious about having one in the first place.


I want to think they put in these little pop culture surprises for people like me stuck watching this with their kid, rather than for the Bronies.

Speaking as a father who's seen his fair share of MLP, it had good messages for kids and slipped in easter eggs for the adults. It had a cohesive and well thought out running story. All with returning characters, themes, images, character development, relationships, etc. It created it's own little realm for kids to get sucked into. And it's embarrassing to say I know more about MLP than I want to.

I'm not sticking up for Bronies because that is strange, no doubt about it, but I'll stick up for the show. It made watching TV with my daughter more bearable. Better than mind-numbing Dora or Mickey Mouse Club House. Glad those days are over.
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The fandom is a mess and really cringy nowadays. I mean, it was always cringy, but there were at least some people involved with a sense of awareness that kept it from being a complete disaster. But any self-respecting people that may have liked the show in its early days abandoned ship years ago.

I still like My Little Pony. It's cute and relaxing. I've kept with it since the fad began although I stopped keeping up with the actual fandom. I'm a fan of kids media in general though.
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I honestly think that there's nothing wrong with being a "brony". I remember back in high school, I knew a brony who was a nice person and there was nothing wrong with him. I watched an episode once, and it felt like I was watching a moe anime but with ponies. Sounds kinda weird but was entertaining to watch lol. I say "you do you"
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This is probably one of the threads that make me feel sad reading. Yes, there are really obsessed MLP fans/bronies who are beyond creepy or weird but not all of them. I really thought that more people here would understand that. As many of us are anime fans, we should know how it feels to be thought of badly by many non-fans. They think of the worse extremes about us as in their eyes, we are either: childish, violent, perverted, or pedophilic. They think we're weird for liking what we like because they don't understand why were like this. They are confused as to why we watch the shows, read the manga/LN, play the games or buy the merchandise. They probably think we're weird because there are those of us who claim to have 'waifus' or husbandos' and have body pillows. There are even those who think badly of cosplayers. Many think we're weird, too.

It doesn't help that the part of the fandom that gains much attention is usually the ones that go to either the extreme or the ones that may have embodied the negative things they thought of us whether or not being an otaku was their reason. Like those caught for murder or sexual assaults, if they are seen or reported to have been an otaku or like anime/manga, no matter their actual reason for committing whatever crime it was, no one would care and they would blame their liking for anime/manga and think we're all like that. Same with gamers as many think that kids get violent due to playing games. Not all of us are like that, right? So I think we shouldn't generalize all bronies and think of all of them so badly. The bad ones just become the stereotype.

It's fine if you don't understand why they like the series. It's fine if you never want to find out why they like what they like. It's just, don't judge them solely because of that. Don't generalize. Please understand, not everyone in that fandom is like that. There are probably decent ones out there that aren't loud enough to be seen or heard.
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zangeif123 wrote:
Speaking as a father who's seen his fair share of MLP, it had good messages for kids and slipped in easter eggs for the adults. It had a cohesive and well thought out running story. All with returning characters, themes, images, character development, relationships, etc. It created it's own little realm for kids to get sucked into. And it's embarrassing to say I know more about MLP than I want to.

I'm not sticking up for Bronies because that is strange, no doubt about it, but I'll stick up for the show. It made watching TV with my daughter more bearable. Better than mind-numbing Dora or Mickey Mouse Club House. Glad those days are over.

Yeah, the fourth-wall Dora "Watchable CD-Rom game" model is pretty well dying out, now that that's Disney Junior's beaten it to death, and with parents forced to watch them with their preschool kids, there's a move back to more quality traditional third-wall storytelling of what they remember from the 80's, with the popularity of Sophia the First and other recent Disney Jr. shows--
Including a few rare Netflix/Hulu streaming series, which have started to up the quality of ACTUAL preschool children's shows, and not the stoner imitations for CN to hire animation-school grads to think they're clever.

Put me up against some sensitive teen cable-watching showoff saying "I'm a sensitive soul who understands the deeper meaning of pink ponies, don't intolerantly persecute and BULLY me because you think I'm 'gay'!", and I could go into a perfectly straightforward and embarrassing twenty-minute fanboy rant in defense of Netflix's "Beat Bugs" that would make him hide under his bed as a sad poseur fraud.
(No, seriously: I'm not the fan-fiction type, but if "Beat Bugs" ever does a Season 3, which it doesn't look like they're going to, I have five entire spec-scripts already running through my head and waiting to be typed. And no, they don't involve shipping Jay and Crick, or Buzz and Blackbird...)
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If you're judging people for watching cartoons, is this really the right website for you?
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I lump them in with furries really. It's a thing that they find interesting that others don't not all of them are weird and cringe every group has its fanatics. I used to live with a bronie and he was a pretty cool guy who would never be in one of the cringe videos.
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When they first spread amongst the internet I found them annoying. They didn't shut up about being bronies. However, now they've stopped and I'm good with them living on as just another fanbase.
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