Opinions on bronies??

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Paprika, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Well as long as they don't hurt the horses, I'll be fine.
    Pretty sure we can arrest bronies for animal cruelty if they try it anyway
  2. Pingu2002

    Pingu2002 New Member

    I never really enjoyed the things bronies like, such as MLP art, but I do think including them in the furry fandom will only make it stronger.
  3. Sarachaga

    Sarachaga You gain Brouzouf

    I don't think any brony is likely to commit animal cruelty more than a furry. The people who do so are probably going to get rejected by both fandoms(and for a good reason!)
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  4. quoting_mungo

    quoting_mungo Administrator Staff Member

    That goes right along with my point, tho. Both are labels of self-identification - to me it sounds somewhere between reactionary and exclusionary so I don't want it applied to myself. If Peggy Pony Fan likes 'pegasister' she's perfectly welcome to call herself that, no skin off my back.

    Telling another poster they're wrong for using brony rather than pegasister about female fans in general, or specific female fans who haven't been shown to have voiced a preference, is what I was objecting to.

    I'm sorry, but... you're making approximately zero sense here. What are you trying to say?

    I personally know a bi-leaning-gay male MLP fan, a pan-leaning-gay male MLP fan, know of at least a handful FAIK straight male MLP fans, and know a whole pile of female or other-gendered MLP fans of assorted sexualities. To the extent any of them use "cutesy" fandom names, it's "brony".

    Having owned a horse, I can also say with some authority that their knees don't really tend to express any particular will, so obeying them might be kind of... problematic. ;)

    You do realize the thread is discussing fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and not people liking horses in general, though, right?
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  5. puppyresidue

    puppyresidue New Member

    I want you to do me a favor.

    Picture a community that revolves around animal-like creatures that talk like people. The community makes artwork about these animals. The community has conventions where people meet up, many in costume, to share their interest, artwork, wares, and lifestyle with like-minded people. Most people outside of the community think it's weird and creepy that a community mostly comprised of older teens and grown adults run around in colorful, in-your-face animal costumes, ears, and tails. Some of the community draws adult artwork and garners a ton of attention from outside sources who think they're perverted and attracted to animals, and some act like complete nutters in public spaces, quickly adding to the poor public reception. Sometimes the adult artwork is even depicting the actual children's cartoon characters that the fandom likes. To make things worse, most people outside the community believe all or most of them are homosexuals.

    What community did I just talk about?

    Since this thread is aimed at bronies, it's logical that you thought bronies first and foremost. But then maybe you realized, it sounds identical to furries. Because it is identical. They're different fandoms because one has specific source material and the other just has a concept, but they function exactly the same way and have endured exactly the same kind of dumb social stigma that was never necessary but was always expected. So I can't think of any logical reason for any of us to think bronies are any more cringe-inducing than furries. We all know every community has its whackjobs, but we look past that because of how accepting the community can be and how many friends we can meet and share stories with. To be brutally honest, I think the level of cringe and prevalence of the creep-factor are pretty equally balanced between the two communities. Never had a brony scream "YIFF!" at me and jump on me in a public convention space before, at least. And don't get me started on all the nsfw Disney art we have.

    I don't enjoy either fandom any less just because someone else threw a tantrum over it or did something bad within the community, I don't see either as more "cancerous" or cringe inducing than the other, and I don't plan to start because truth be told, I don't give a rat's behind.
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  6. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Then howcome folks don't listen to horses when they tell 'em to giddy up??
  7. Okami_No_Heishi

    Okami_No_Heishi Very Happily Married For 16 And A Half Years

    Here!Here!! Couldn't have said it better myself!
  8. ChapterAquila92

    ChapterAquila92 Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin

    As I mentioned over on another forum:
    In addition:
    At the end of the day however, having both known self-respecting bronies and heard brony-related horror stories, there's very little that I find different between their fandom and ours, with the only difference being in the subject of each fandom's focus.

    After all, we tend to hate those who are almost like ourselves.
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  9. All large fandoms are shit.
    Honestly though I think furries are shittier than bronies, cause unlike them we've actually got a substantial number of legitimate zoophiles... and possibly pedophiles too, judging by all the babyfur/diaper fetish stuff. Of course the brones have awful fetish porn too, but it's difficult to hold that against them when most of the pony pornagraphers are in fact furries...

    Imo the only way in which bronies are worse than furries is their (generally) lower sense of self-awareness and lack of respect for normal people. And all-around annoyingness.
  10. Maximor_Bloodpanda

    Maximor_Bloodpanda The True Anti-Conformist

    Any questions?
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  11. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Yeah why is the white stallion dressed up so girly?
  12. The name of the show is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic... and you're questioning why one of the horses is dressed up girly?
  13. Paprika

    Paprika Member

    because that girl pony thing was being used as a reference to a male
  14. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Just wondered cause sometimes I let my grandson dress up our white stallion but he never goes that X static
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  15. Egon1982

    Egon1982 Member

    We furries and bronies all don't wanna screw real life regular feral animals, that is wrong.
  16. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Well it's ok for animals to attack other animals that's just father nature
  17. x_eleven

    x_eleven Member

    It isn't just Bronies. I don't know what it is with MLP/FIM that makes for all the cray-cray, but I've been hearing about it for over ten years. Ten years ago, the Digimon fandom was also insane, but at least they calmed down quite a bit, but time has done nothing to mellow out the pony fandoms.
  18. Aces

    Aces Member

    That is actually a plot hole- Rarity usually has decent taste.

    Still though, I've been watching the show since 2010, and happily am a "Brony."
    Like any fandom, you just have to ignore the people whom are so violently awkward that they ruin everyone's time. Its just that, with bronies, we actively work to tolerate them. Mostly.

    A good way to start with finding level-headed bronies is by asking them about their opinion on Equestria Daily. If they're okay with it, they're probably okay. If they dislike it, this is fine to, so long as they explain their perspective with a logical cadence. If they start (proverbially) foaming at the mouth, proceed to excuse yourself from the conversation. Do the same thing with midichlorians and Star Wars fans, or Lothraxion with Warcraft nerds.

    Really though, I've been to a few brony conventions now, and I gotta say- with the exception of two individuals -all the bronies I met were on some spectrum of awesome. Also, they were very nice to the fursuiters there, even if they were clearly weirded out.
  19. Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs

    Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs Fighter of the Nightman

    It's a cartoon for children. "but it's got meaningful message in each episode!"

    Yeah? So does Paw Patrol, I assume, which is for children. And second if you want a meaningful message read philosophy like a real adult. Stoicism is pretty dope.

    But you know I actually have goals and exercise and eat right enough to have a pretty killer body which has allows me to get laid. So I don't need to escape reality. This is the down fall of furries too. Their fursonas usually always have bodies of gods. In real life they do not take care of themselves and no one shows interests because no one want to do a greasy neckbeard that doesn't brush his teeth. So off into brony and furry land it is.
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  20. srcs

    srcs New Member

    woah, people watch a show on tv? i definitely need to have an opinion on this and tell people about it

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