• Fur Affinity Forums are governed by Fur Affinity's Rules and Policies. Links and additional information can be accessed in the Site Information Forum.

Opinions on bronies??

Paprika

Well-Known Member
Then don't make assertions you can't back up. It's pretty damn rude to say "this other fandom is based entirely on porn" when you don't actually have any insight into the fandom in question. Like, I honestly don't much care for the name "brony" (tho it's better than "pegasister"), but trying to police who is "allowed" to be a fan of something is a lot more ridiculous than either name from where I'm standing.

Also, please try to collect your replies into a single post, rather than posting multiple replies to the topic in a row.
Ok.
 

PoptartPresident

A teen chatter box
Getting off seems to be the number one misinterpretation or misconception given to both furries and bronies. My question is why the fuck does it matter what or who you are getting off to? And why is that anybodies fucking business?

You're right.
It doesn't matter.

But the problem is people don't know how to use their brain. When they see something awful, it's almost instinct to just assume the meaning based off of the front cover of the actual detailed book.

It's not a problem with furries or bronies. That's a problem with human thinking in general.
 
O

Okami_No_Heishi

Guest
I have a friend who's a brony.
She likes horses a lot. Especially the ones on the ranch next to my Aunt Kajolica's house.

There's nothing wrong with liking horses. They're beautiful creatures
I love wolves.
 

Lexiand

Werewolf
Wait I thought bronies were only males??

452f7fdd08.png
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
But still. The terminology is wrong Alex.
It's apparently Pegasister. Not Brony.
Honestly? I'd say the "correct" term would be "My Little Pony fan" or even "Friendship is Magic fan"; anything beyond that at the end of the day comes down to self-identification. I don't believe any of my friends from pony circles use "pegasister", though they might also be kinda "take it or leave it" about "brony".

I certainly am going to side-eye pretty hard at you if you try to call me a pegasister. It sounds way too "no boys allowed in our girly pony club" for my taste.
 
M

modfox

Guest
my honest opinion is that i dont like them. i have bad experiances with them
 

Keeroh

Shinies Snatcher
Honestly? I'd say the "correct" term would be "My Little Pony fan" or even "Friendship is Magic fan"; anything beyond that at the end of the day comes down to self-identification. I don't believe any of my friends from pony circles use "pegasister", though they might also be kinda "take it or leave it" about "brony".

I certainly am going to side-eye pretty hard at you if you try to call me a pegasister. It sounds way too "no boys allowed in our girly pony club" for my taste.
I think it's less so much "Girlz only teehee" and more of a "I'm in the brony fandom but I really detest being called a 'bro' "- Most instances I've seen of people using it, they're just women entrenched in the MLP fandom alongside the dudes.
 
S

Sagt

Guest
Honestly? I'd say the "correct" term would be "My Little Pony fan" or even "Friendship is Magic fan"; anything beyond that at the end of the day comes down to self-identification. I don't believe any of my friends from pony circles use "pegasister", though they might also be kinda "take it or leave it" about "brony".

I certainly am going to side-eye pretty hard at you if you try to call me a pegasister. It sounds way too "no boys allowed in our girly pony club" for my taste.
I think you're overthinking it. I actually quite like the term Pegasister--it's fun and humorous just like the term Brony.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
L

Louise955

Guest
I don't really care to be quite honest. It's about the same as the furry fandom to me, except I don't have as much respect for it because y'know, it's a show made for kids. I mean, I've been friends with bronies before and I never really cared since they would never talk about it, but I feel like I couldn't be friends with someone who constantly talks about it
 
S

Sagt

Guest
I don't really care to be quite honest. It's about the same as the furry fandom to me, except I don't have as much respect for it because y'know, it's a show made for kids. I mean, I've been friends with bronies before and I never really cared since they would never talk about it, but I feel like I couldn't be friends with someone who constantly talks about it
Zootopia and Lion King are for kids as well.
 
L

Louise955

Guest
Zootopia and Lion King are for kids as well.
Yeah, same thing there. I have never seen Zootopia, though. But I feel like I wouldn't be able to take someone seriously if they keep quoting any of those things.

I have no problem with the actual thing.
 

Lashzara

Fizzy pringle
I guess I'm okay with them because I grew up with mlp. Cloppers weird me out though.
 
A

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
 

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.
 

Sarachaga

Definitely not a lizard
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
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!)
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
I think it's less so much "Girlz only teehee" and more of a "I'm in the brony fandom but I really detest being called a 'bro' "- Most instances I've seen of people using it, they're just women entrenched in the MLP fandom alongside the dudes.
I think you're overthinking it. I actually quite like the term Pegasister--it's fun and humorous just like the term Brony.
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.

But from the looks of it, it appears bronies are homosexual bros that obey the knees of the horse. :c
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?
 
Last edited:

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.
 
Last edited:
A

Alex K

Guest
mungo said:
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?


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

Okami_No_Heishi

Guest
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.
Here!Here!! Couldn't have said it better myself!
 

ChapterAquila92

Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin
Banned
As I mentioned over on another forum:
MLP, as a fandom built around a franchise, came across as overly invasive. It has gotten to the point where the Doctor Who scene below now pretty much sums up my opinion of any equine, MLP or not.

In addition:
Thinking over what has all been said so far, I'm seeing two main camps when it comes to what people find annoying in many fandoms: cults that praise the subject of their devotion to absurd degrees, and hordes that make a habit of invading other fandoms as if they were... wait for it... the Mongols.


While the prevalence of both is very much a consequence of social media, it's more often the case that the former is the result of Fandumb for many more reasons than the latter, and in no small part due to the very fans that perpetuate it. By contrast, hordes are similar to that one guy you share a common interest with who seems to follow you everywhere (the creepy and deliberate version of this is the cable guy who wants to be part of your life on account of you noticing them) - they generally mean nothing by it other than as a coincidence, but the uncanny nature of it all makes fans not accustomed to the other fandom understandably paranoid about it.
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.
 
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.
 
Top