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Svea Rike
post 7 Aug 2015, 14:21
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Just why is My Little Pony so fucking popular? I don't hold any grudge with the show, I just see fucking users with ponies as their avatars and weirdos linking to MLP r34 on some places! Why, god dammit, why?!


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post 7 Aug 2015, 14:33
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LOL. Take it easy, my Swedish friend! They are a bit eye-poking, I'll give you that, but it'll be over in no time. At least 'til some other shit replaces it.
Not to mention it's for girls. Little girls. Ok, seriously little girls. Like 5 yos.
Shit, I just realized what rule 34 is! My comment sounds a bit pedophile, when I look at it now. Damn, people are sick.

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post 7 Aug 2015, 14:55
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I was never interested to begin with.

Bronies made me even less interested.

Like...there's nothing wrong with liking the show, but gawds, you don't have to shove it down everyone's throat like it's the best thing ever and constantly nag people into watching it.

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post 7 Aug 2015, 15:45
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Like people putting characters from chinese cartoons on their avatars weren't enough.

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QUOTE (re_simeone @ 7 Aug 2015, 10:45) *
Like people putting characters from chinese cartoons on their avatars weren't enough.
Not sure if serious or trolling :D


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post 7 Aug 2015, 15:58
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Oh ho ho we're gonna get an argument anytime soon.


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post 7 Aug 2015, 16:33
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post 8 Aug 2015, 2:44
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QUOTE (re_simeone @ 7 Aug 2015, 17:33) *

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post 8 Aug 2015, 3:15
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post 8 Aug 2015, 10:05
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On a serious note, there's a video about this.


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post 8 Aug 2015, 16:31
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QUOTE (re_simeone @ 8 Aug 2015, 4:15) *
Gettin little bit North Korea ?



Anyway on a serious not.
People like different things for different reasons and whether you like it or not is irrelevant as its not going to change anyway.

I don't mind these folk that much since they usually keep to themselves and mind their own business and as long as they keep doing it that way i really don't care what they do to enjoy their past time.


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post 9 Aug 2015, 1:40
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QUOTE (Svea Rike @ 7 Aug 2015, 21:21) *
Just why is My Little Pony so fucking popular? I don't hold any grudge with the show, I just see fucking users with ponies as their avatars and weirdos linking to MLP r34 on some places! Why, god dammit, why?!


A little bit late to the party aren't we?

That being said, I have watched the first episode a long time ago, just to see what all the fuss is about, and it's actually pretty good.

Then again I am a big anime fan, so I'm good at filtering things that would normally throw people off of watching certain shows, and just focus on the story. Because at the end of the day that's all that matters.

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post 16 Aug 2015, 0:23
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Anime surely are bad since the early 2000s, admit it Zeke.
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post 16 Aug 2015, 6:00
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QUOTE (Die Hindenburg @ 16 Aug 2015, 7:23) *
Anime surely are bad since the early 2000s, admit it Zeke.


Most of my favorite animes were released just last year, so no. Though I admit there are A LOT of bad animes, calling all new animes bad is like saying ROTR is bad, since all the recent ZH mods are bad.


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As an exbrony myself, I can tell you that originally things were very different.
To understand why, we have to look back when the show was first noticed by 4chan (specifically /co/). You see, back then a bunch of dudes effectively watched it as a joke expecting it to be shit and to have a laugh and get over it.
That was not quite the case tho.
The show as a television show is actually very well made. Putting aside the subject matter and all that, it was a very pretty show in its animation and art style, not to mention very smoothly and well animated on something as basic as Flash. It also had some pretty high end voice talent and was decently written.
The other thing that made it stick out was the themeing. The thing that most kids shows fall into the trap of is expecting kids to be dumb and to play it safe and pander to very generic stereotypes. That's why you see so many girls shows about the colour pink and horses and fashion and all that. Not to say MLP didn't have that, but the way they went about it was smarter than most.
You see the shows creators wanted to go against this and focus on making a fun fantasy world and break the typical stereo typical molds. Unfortunately Hasbro, the company that owned the property and the channel they aired on, whilst supportive of the idea wanted to play it safe, so most of the characters got redesigned into the stereotypical girl roles that the company knew would sell.
The creators then went back to the drawing board and basically took their new character designs and tried as best they could to make them into more developed fleshed out characters (as much as they could for a kids show anyway).
The other big thing they did was treat the story as a bit more than a random slice of life stuff show, and added in constant continuity and some fun clever story arcs. iirc they wanted to make it a full on adventure show, but again Hasbro said 'no, play it safe', so the adventure arcs were effectively reserved for season finales and pilots.
Anyway, that decision to keep the adventure as pilots worked for them, because when all the 4chan peeps were watching expecting it to be some dumb girl show, they got a 2 part adventure where a bunch of unlikely heros try to save the world. In typical 4chan fashion it was picked up ironically and typical memes and stuff began to pick up. From there, the show took a more Anime-esc approach to the slice of life approach going for more of a Lucky Star or Azumanga Daioh more than the previous iterations of the franchise.
Now we all know how much the internet loves cute anime girls in slice of life shows, specifically 4chan, so this was basically the same thing, but with horses and in English.
In a way, MLP was the casual weeb anime back then. This was about when I picked up the show after thinking it was hilarious seeing the star-craft 2 trailer being re-made with ponies. I followed the train of random videos on youtube till I actually came to an episode of the actual show, and I enjoyed it enough to keep watching. This was back in mid-late 2010 when the Brony movement was very small. Sites like Equestria Daily and Poniborru were only just getting started and the fandom was steadily growing. Back then there were really 2 main groups to the fandom. The people like myself, decedents with that 4chan attitude of Ironic Humor, memes and just being there to have a good time. Then there was the more fanatical weeby side. The people who made the Fanart (of which i dont think there are any fandoms that can come even close to the sheer amount of fanart created), remixes, and although at a minority then, the OC's and fan fiction.
Hidden in that Second group was also a smaller but very crucial group to how everything formed. The Furries.
When you have a very active fan fiction group, and a very active fan art group it is only natural that Rule 34 would show up.
This ultimately lead to the the fandom's demise, in the exact same way the sonic fandom went. As more porn was made, more furries showed up, more Shitty OC's and awful slashfic's were made, and then the fandom got tainted more and more.
This basically began a vicious cycle that grew and grew until you see what we have today. A fandom where the minority actually care about the show and the efforts the creators put into it, and more about horse vagina.

I left around early 2013 when that change was very apparent, and after being a Brony and sticking up for the original group of fans and their community, i can say that its sad that something so fun with so many creative and cool people had to go this way.

Now before you all go shitting on me saying "ew, hes a brony fuck this dude, i bet he fucks horses lel" I'd just like to say that this show helped me in a big way. Back in 2012 I was depressed. I'd just moved schools, my new school was an International School filled with asians who didn't speak English. On the flip side many of my old friends were getting distant to me because they saw me as a Brony and as a weirdo because of it. My family was also under a huge amount of economic stress, so that didn't help either. Because of all that my grades slipped big time, by social life was very dead and i was just getting more and more frustrated with myself for not being able to live up to everyone's expectations. I was feeling very worthless.
MLP helped me because it had a theme that 'everyone has a talent, and everyone is special'. For those of you that don't know, those symbols on their butts are called Cutie Marks and the story goes that every pony gets their cutie mark when they discover their special tallent. Alot of the show is dedicated to finding who you are in a fun way, but many of the good fanfics emphasized this point and really drove it home. That idea that everyone was special and everyone was good at something helped me through that period because it gave me hope and made me feel that I wasn't worthless.
In the end I met a Girl, we hit it off and started a relationship, and I basically drifted away from the fandom. But that moral has stuck with me, and I'm glad it did.

When people talk about ponies and all that they always focus on whats in their face. The porn, the pink, the people. But very rarely do people understand the effect that a tight community can have on people. In much the same way many of us here are good friends and support one another, the Brony fandom was at a time the exact same.
Anyway I'm rambling, but that's my story. I hope it shed some light onto why it Bronies exist for you Seva...
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Just released this documentary about month ago and here is a good explanation about why become the pony fans or Bronies(Bro Ponies)



After watched the documentary, I think got clear understand why these guys love this cartoon show from the beginning.

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