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Opinions on bronies??

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aloveablebunny

Guest
For me both fandoms are cringy. Bronies however recently is more cringy. Had a guy who legally changed his middle name to "Twilight Sparkle". There's a thin line between obsession and fanaticism.

One of the reasons I am reluctant on stepping on social platforms. The list over stupid shit I see in these two fandoms alone makes me wanna leave them permanently.

"Twilight Sparkle" ..... to each their own but.... c'mon!

*eye twitches*
 

brian577

Active Member
For me both fandoms are cringy. Bronies however recently is more cringy. Had a guy who legally changed his middle name to "Twilight Sparkle". There's a thin line between obsession and fanaticism.

One of the reasons I am reluctant on stepping on social platforms. The list over stupid shit I see in these two fandoms alone makes me wanna leave them permanently.

And Furries have Boomer The Dog. As both a brony and a furry I can say without a doubt we can be equally cringy. There are cool people in both fandoms you just have to avoid the people who take it too far and not let them define the fandom. If you can't handle a few nuts you're best off avoiding all fandoms because you're going to find that anywhere.
 
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Felidire

Member
Sadly, every single brony I've had the displeasure of encountering has had a rather toxic personality; be it hateful, thin-skinned & ignorant, or just plain cringe worthy. That tarnishes my overall opinion of them. I'm assuming the furry fandom is much larger, yet for a handful of toxic furs I'll see dozens of nasty bronies. I just avoid them, problem solved. XD

I'm a brony and some of you who are against them are total dicks and i dislike ignorant fools
That's a perfect example.
 

Corrupt-Canine

Active Member
My only problem with them is they sometimes try to push their "broniness" into any online community where it doesn't belong. I'm talking about groups that are focused on 1 franchise only, and most of them that I joined don't accept crossovers. So bronies do it anyway and start an internet war. Have some damn decency without starting a flamewar.

Don't get me started on ponifications. I don't like humanizations or furry-ization of my favorite franchise characters, but ponifications are the worst.
 
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Xandran

Guest
I just find this whole thread funny, furries criticizing bronies is pots calling kettles black. Theres good and sane people in both groups, avoid the crazies and you'll be fine.

I actually find the ones threatening to leave the furry & brony fandom because of cringe annoying, Funny how every IRL furry/brony they meet is either a neckbeard or autistic level werido while there just so perfect. I don't like bronies mainly because its not my cup of tea, Like how i don't like cheese because its like eating wax.

It's like most people in this thread are too young to remember or forgot that Something Awful forums. Had a subforum were furries of all kinds were sent to be barred of or permanently banned from the site.
 

lyar

Its not the human race, its just the human race
I don't understand why people like My Little Pony. Its like really odd to me.
 

Artruya

Defective Wusky
I've met one brony in my life. Which upsets me.

Not because i dislike bronies, but because I've never met a furry irl! Really? Why couldn't i meet a furry instead?

Anyways, he was a cool guy. In com110 we all had to do a speech on a guilty pleasure we have. He had the balls to do his speech on being a brony xD props
 
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Okami_No_Heishi

Guest
I've met one brony in my life. Which upsets me.

Not because i dislike bronies, but because I've never met a furry irl! Really? Why couldn't i meet a furry instead?

Anyways, he was a cool guy. In com110 we all had to do a speech on a guilty pleasure we have. He had the balls to do his speech on being a brony xD props
A couple of my daughters friends are Furries. I don't count them. Never met an adult Furry. Cons don't count.
 

bhutrflai

Okami The Wolf is my crazy half!
A couple of my daughters friends are Furries. I don't count them. Never met an adult Furry. Cons don't count.
Cons don't count cause we've only been to one & you were so shell-shocked by the furries we did see, that you probably wouldn't have been able to have a conversation with any of them anyways. :) (Thats what makes me concerned for this year's cons, you won't be able to stop talking to them!!)
 
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Okami_No_Heishi

Guest
Cons don't count cause we've only been to one & you were so shell-shocked by the furries we did see, that you probably wouldn't have been able to have a conversation with any of them anyways. :) (Thats what makes me concerned for this year's cons, you won't be able to stop talking to them!!)
She tells everyone my secrets.:eek:;)
 

PoptartPresident

A teen chatter box
Bronies??

I don't care at all. Why should I?
It's not wrong when a girl likes Dragon Ball Z. It's not wrong when a dude likes dancing. It's not wrong when you see a girl playing football. And nothing's wrong when you see a guy put on high heels.
So how is liking a particular TV show any different? If anything, it's one of the least "concerns" (not even concern) out there.


There are fandoms for everything. Genders don't matter. What does matter however is how far they take it.
And 96% of "bronies" don't take it too far at all.

It aggravates me when people just assume the worst when they hear a particular term because they're too careless enough to actually take a closer look for themselves, and instead, choose to join the bandwagon.
 

zidders

Well-Known Member
...there's a difference?

OK, OK. Yes there is BUT for all intents and purposes the brony and furry fandoms share a lot in common. Most (not all but most) furries find their way to this fandom because it has a reputation for being open minded and accepting. We love anthropomorphising stuff and a lot of us got into it because we grew up watching great animation. Films and shows that spoke of things like caring, sharing and adventure. Since these kind of films helped inspire the current generation of My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic of course a lot of things bronies love about that show are a lot of the same things we furries got into the fandom because of.

So while we furries have a wealth of animation from over the years to draw from and bronies have their show we're all into it for a lot of the same reasons. This is why I shake my head whenever furries put bronies down or pass the fandom off as a passing fad. It wasn't that long ago that the furry fandom began as an offshoot of the sci-fi fandom. It started out small and over the decades grew to what it is now. Thing is we furries didn't have the internet back when it started (not really). Bronies have the advantage of having a ton more ways to share their love of the show than we did. That's why the brony fandom got so big so fast.

Will it be around as long as this fandom has been around? It might not stay as big as it is now but I think so. After all-there are still fans of the first generation of MLP and they still have cons. Sure-that con is small but they're still going. I don't think Hasbro is done with the FiM generation yet which means more fans and a bigger fandom. I think they'll be around for a long time to come. I do wish furries would stop hating on bronies or acting superior. It's just rude and makes you look like a close-minded cockwaffle.

The last thing furries should be doing is hating on bronies the way so many people hate on us. It's hypocritical and worse it means you're missing out on a show that exemplifies the very kinds of concepts and stories that led to the furry fandom being created in the first place. They are us.

-Zidders Roofurry AKA Midnight Meteor/Lavender Raindrops, proud furry AND brony.
 

zidders

Well-Known Member
Sadly, every single brony I've had the displeasure of encountering has had a rather toxic personality; be it hateful, thin-skinned & ignorant, or just plain cringe worthy. That tarnishes my overall opinion of them. I'm assuming the furry fandom is much larger, yet for a handful of toxic furs I'll see dozens of nasty bronies. I just avoid them, problem solved. XD


That's a perfect example.
Sooooooo anyone who gets demeaned via being painted with an unfair brush stroke by people not bothering to get to know them before judging them is supposed to just sit there and take it?
 

Artruya

Defective Wusky
Cons don't count cause we've only been to one & you were so shell-shocked by the furries we did see, that you probably wouldn't have been able to have a conversation with any of them anyways. :) (Thats what makes me concerned for this year's cons, you won't be able to stop talking to them!!)
Lmao!
 

Felidire

Member
Sooooooo anyone who gets demeaned via being painted with an unfair brush stroke by people not bothering to get to know them before judging them is supposed to just sit there and take it?

If they're incapable of acting in a rational and mature manner, yes.

At the very least they could shrug it off as ignorance, and avoid stooping one level lower and reciprocating with ad hominem retorts; all that does it justify said brushstroke. From what I've seen, furries are a lot better at handling those situations, probably because the fandom is larger and has been subject to criticism for a much longer period.

As for my approach, it's a big world, there's a lot of people in it, and there's not enough time to 'get to know them' all. I act based on my observations and experiences, so if someone chooses to associate themselves with a group that has a negative reputation in the eyes of others, they probably shouldn't have a problem if those people choose to avoid them. (If they start throwing rocks, well then that's a different story. Judging someone isn't throwing a rock, it just feels like being hit by one if the person has a fragile ego).
 

TheFeralWolfSniper

Deny defiance
Dare I say this, but I think the concept of being a brony is weird in a not so good way, at the least. I might be a bit biased since I'm not one, and I don't like the show. What do you guys think about bronies?
Liking mammals is one thing, but watching a show made for 8 year olds talking about "love and friendship" is...simply...disturbing...if you above the age of 14. AND THE SHOW WOULD BE AWKWARD WITH HUMANS, INSTEAD PONIES...really? Brony fandom = Pointless
 

PoptartPresident

A teen chatter box
Liking mammals is one thing, but watching a show made for 8 year olds talking about "love and friendship" is...simply...disturbing...if you above the age of 14. AND THE SHOW WOULD BE AWKWARD WITH HUMANS, INSTEAD PONIES...really? Brony fandom = Pointless

With that same logic you could shame any fandom ever for being "Disturbing".
Remember when Undertale fontcest became a thing?
Remember when the Wii Fit Trainer joining Rule 34 with smash bros became a meme??
Remember when Steven Universe fans began creating Lapis and Peridot porn??

The MLP fandom is not any different.
There are grown adults that still enjoy watching Spongebob Squarepants, Team Omizoomi, Wonder Pets, Wow Wow Wubbzi, Blues Clues, Barbie's World, and several other kiddy shows. Therefore, there will always be a fandom for them. No matter what.

You should not be assuming the worst of a particular group solely because the 4% of overly fandomed people decided to cross the line and expose their dirty content to the world.

You have the option to not like something. Sure.
But that doesn't equal treating the entire fanbase like garbage.

And since you're a furry, I bet you could super easily relate to being shamed for something you have an interest in.
 
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