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Postby clyzm » Mon May 07, 12 5:51 pm

Yesterday at the local mall I work part-time at, I've had the displeasure of dealing with some overweight teen decked out in MyLittlePony gear, from his shoes to his sweater. He came along with 2 other friends and they all had MLP shirts on.

So I casually went "you like MLP, huh" as I was processing his order and he went off on a rant about how nobody appreciates the pony culture and sensitivity and all that garbage. I didn't listen to half of his drivel but it seemed like they do it for the same reason that some men wear obviously girly shirts, to appear masculine?

Though it seems to me that they show more of their insecurity than anything else, I mean seriously why would you watch a little girls' show to prove to the world how masculine you are?

I don't understand it one bit. Where did this "cultural" phenomenon come from? Why do people love that show, people that the show is obviously not intended for?
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Postby Kaiden » Mon May 07, 12 6:30 pm

I don't understand it either, I was hoping it was ironic. On this community board I visit for the news feed this thread seems to appear often, kind of..yeah
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Postby RedDynasty » Mon May 07, 12 8:57 pm

Untill the day that males stop watching.. wait let me refrase that.
Until the day that ADULT( yes adult) males stop watching MLP, i will allways protest this..this, i dont even know what should i call it.
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Postby Aidan » Mon May 07, 12 10:26 pm

It's a meme/furry thing that has gone wayy too far.


Someone I know on facebook has his whole profile ponied out just 'for the sake of the internet.'


Allan might be able to better explain what it's all about.
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Postby Baleout » Mon May 07, 12 10:36 pm

Apparently it started out as an ironic joke or whatever, but then a load of autists came along and start taking it super seriously, as bad as furries.
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Postby Allan » Mon May 07, 12 10:46 pm

As a furry... I have no idea what the fuck is going on with that shit.
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Postby Psychotic » Mon May 07, 12 11:34 pm

I honestly don't really care if people want to watch My Little Pony or whatever, but I don't want to hear about it. I don't care if you like that shit but I also don't give a shit about your life story and why you watch it.

As far as I'm concerned you're just another person who is completely insecure about their masculinity and you have to find ways to blame others for your own problems. It's counter-intuitive: How does watching a program originally designed for female children make you appear more masculine?

Newsflash: It does not.

I find that most "bronies" love playing the victim. I don't truly mind if you watch My Little Pony, just don't try and give me that bullshit about it having a "good storyline" and it being "really deep" and "involving". It's not. It never was and it never will be. These people tend to completely overthink the storyline. It was a cartoon made for kids, not an animators way of releasing an epic story in secret.
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Postby James » Tue May 08, 12 6:36 am

It's another glorification of a fetish being their culture.

Apparently it started out as an ironic joke or whatever, but then a load of autists came along and start taking it super seriously, as bad as furries.
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Postby Psycho » Tue May 08, 12 7:34 am

Men round here have started wearing UGG boots when going out on a Saturday night.
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Postby Hanover Fist » Tue May 08, 12 8:01 am

Pft man this show is awesome idk what yall be smokin. Next ur gonna be tellin me Jersey Shore isnt culturally relevant. Fools
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Postby James » Tue May 08, 12 8:24 am

The show is boring and uninspired compared to lead's works on IFHFIF and PPG.
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Postby Siva » Tue May 08, 12 8:31 am

I was browsing /v/ and a video popped up of some kid doing a 10 minute presentation on the show.

Not one to stay uninformed, I opened youtube and starting the first episode to see this 'amazing writing and animation'

It is about as well animated as Spongebob and the writing is not nearly as funny. I closed the window after 5 minutes and went back to what I was doing

Just because a cartoon has references for the parents that watch it with their kids does not mean it is supposed to be primarily viewed by adults

No, I didn't dislike it because I am sexually insecure. I wear pink and purple on a regular basis, and make 'gay' jokes all the time. Call the cops I don't give a fuck

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Postby Allan » Tue May 08, 12 10:42 am

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Postby Psychotic » Tue May 08, 12 11:06 am

I'd rather watch Spongebob than My Little Pony but the thing is, I don't delude myself by saying I watch Spongebob because it makes me feel more "manly" or because the writing is "awesome". I watch it because I think it's entertaining, that's it. I don't watch My Little Pony because I don't find it entertaining in the least.

Frankly, this new, weird shit makes me feel really old. It's not the speed at which it's changing that concerns me but how it's changing. I realise people grow up differently but back when I was growing up, no sane man ever dreamed of ever watching My Little Pony. We had no pathetic terms like "brony" for it because people just didn't do it.

Why the hell do you feel the need to now? There were and always have been ways to express ones masculinity. You don't have beat someone of the opposite sex to achieve this (and everyone is going to look down on you if you do) but resorting to freakin' -ponies-? That's just bloody counter-intuitive to the extreme, as far as I'm concerned.
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Postby James » Tue May 08, 12 12:01 pm

I think a lot of the people in this thread don't realise it is a fetish and they create lewd content for these cartoon ponies.
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Postby Allan » Tue May 08, 12 12:13 pm

James wrote:I think a lot of the people in this thread don't realise it is a fetish and they create lewd content for these cartoon ponies.
I do.

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Postby James » Tue May 08, 12 12:17 pm

I'm defense of furries, these are ultimately and completely animals they're attracted to.
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Postby Siva » Tue May 08, 12 1:53 pm

James wrote:I'm defense of furries


James wrote:defense of furries


James wrote:defense


James wrote:furries


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Postby Allan » Tue May 08, 12 1:57 pm

James wrote:I'm defense of furries
Four words I never thought I'd hear out of your keyboard.
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Postby James » Tue May 08, 12 2:27 pm

In*.

Furries are still a scummy fetish but theyve been out done
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Postby Tantalus » Tue May 08, 12 4:39 pm

Can't we just talk about Fosters and how great of a show it is/was?
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Postby Psychotic » Tue May 08, 12 4:49 pm

James wrote:I'm defense of furries, these are ultimately and completely animals they're attracted to.


Considering the argument we had years ago over why I defended furries, this surprises me greatly.

I'll always defend those furries and even bronies, not because I like what they do, but because I believe they deserve the very same freedom I want. I defend them because that's how I'd want to be treated in the same position.

That still won't help me understand them, though, and it won't stop me from thinking something is severely wrong with their heads.
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Postby James » Tue May 08, 12 4:49 pm

The autistic ending will never be canon. ;_;

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Postby ynnaD » Tue May 08, 12 4:50 pm

Tantalus wrote:Can't we just talk about Fosters and how great of a show it is/was?


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Postby Aidan » Tue May 08, 12 4:54 pm

ynnaD wrote:Prefer the drink
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Postby Tantalus » Tue May 08, 12 5:02 pm

ynnaD wrote:Prefer the drink


Then you have no taste, because Fosters is garbage.

If that was the canon ending, I would've cried.
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Postby James » Tue May 08, 12 5:02 pm

If you drink Fosters lager you're sub human scum with no taste. But seeing as you both actively used a PS3 at one point it is a given HEHEHEHEH no seriously Fosters lager is awful and not even up for subjective argument.
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Postby Psychotic » Tue May 08, 12 5:17 pm

James wrote:The autistic ending will never be canon. ;_;

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My mind just got fucked hard. o_O
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Postby Aidan » Tue May 08, 12 8:03 pm

Almost all beer is shit over here.

I only drink imports (unless I'm after the intent of ignoring taste, and going full retard). I prefer Grolsch, Innis & Gun, and Alexander Keith's (Only good premium domestic here).
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Postby Tantalus » Tue May 08, 12 8:46 pm

All lager is gassy shit.

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