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What is with all of this "My little pony" stuff? (The unofficial official MLP Thread)

Heimdal

has a sexy learning disability
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They are taking down episode streams? Sounds like a big fucking reason to worry to me :[

Nah. When I thought about it, I realized that they have contracts with TV stations for the show; if they allow FREE Youtube streams of it, that would be illegal. They probably have to do something about it. However, it's easy to figure that they could do so much more than they are (they're pretty slow at their takedowns), since pony episode accounts readily link to each other on Youtube. I get the impression they are doing what they have to, not what they want to. And for all we know, they expect and hope Brony uploading out-paces their takedowns.
 

Aleu

Deuces
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About the taking down of youtube videos; I think it would be stupid for them NOT to take the videos down. It's a great service they did for us by letting them stay up for so long. What other major TV show has allowed every single full episode uploaded by a third party?

I watch tons of TV episodes online so...
 

Conker

Destroyer of Nazi Teddy Bears
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There was a massive hype by people claiming that hasbro was taking down everything pony related, turns out it was just hype, it's just episodes. The reason being is that pretty soon the dvds are going to be coming out and they need people to actually buy the discs. Not to mention if there's 100k dvds bought they'll release a dvd collection. They actually want enough people to buy the dvds to justify a collector's box.
It may sound like a dick move, but they're looking at it from purely a business sense cause they want to reach the 100k mark.
That's cool, I guess. I'd like them to release a DVD box set, so if this allows them to, fine. Problem is, I don't want to get up early to actually watch the episodes on the TV, so I always just streamed em. Hopefully I'll still be able to catch em before htey get taken down.
I think that everyone here knows that e621 is a porn site... in that token so is FA, in a way.
I did not know e621 was a porn site, but I didn't click the link either.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
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That's cool, I guess. I'd like them to release a DVD box set, so if this allows them to, fine. Problem is, I don't want to get up early to actually watch the episodes on the TV, so I always just streamed em. Hopefully I'll still be able to catch em before htey get taken down.
You can still watch them on the hub site, the problem is the hub only has a couple up at a time. If they had more episodes on their site to watch then people wouldn't rip them as much.
Nah. When I thought about it, I realized that they have contracts with TV stations for the show; if they allow FREE Youtube streams of it, that would be illegal. They probably have to do something about it. However, it's easy to figure that they could do so much more than they are (they're pretty slow at their takedowns), since pony episode accounts readily link to each other on Youtube. I get the impression they are doing what they have to, not what they want to. And for all we know, they expect and hope Brony uploading out-paces their takedowns.
I have a feeling that is what they are doing as well. I don't think they want to do it either cause they get their money from the merchandise and not from the actual show.
About the taking down of youtube videos; I think it would be stupid for them NOT to take the videos down. It's a great service they did for us by letting them stay up for so long. What other major TV show has allowed every single full episode uploaded by a third party?
They knew of the youtube rips for a long time and looked the other way. You can't exactly blame them for doing the bare minimum of what is legally required from them.

So really what we should do is buy the shit out of the dvd when it comes out, cause that's how the show gets it money.
 
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When the box sets come out, I`m most likely gonna buy them, and then not use them, seeing as having each episode on my laptop is better in two ways.

1. 1080p
2. Safer. Nobody watches me when I use the computer, but if someone was to walk in as I`m watching an episode on TV, I`d be screwed.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Re: What is with all of this "My little pony" stuff? (The unofficial official MLP Thr

When the box sets come out, I`m most likely gonna buy them, and then not use them, seeing as having each episode on my laptop is better in two ways.

1. 1080p
2. Safer. Nobody watches me when I use the computer, but if someone was to walk in as I`m watching an episode on TV, I`d be screwed.
The problem is they have to sell 100k dvds online FIRST to justify a box set.

Also can't you buy them on itunes anyhow?

P.s. before this thread gets locked for discussing illegal downloading, can you folks please stop talking about that please? The last thing we need is a mod locking it.
 
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FlynnCoyote

Takin it slow.
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When the box sets come out, I`m most likely gonna buy them, and then not use them, seeing as having each episode on my laptop is better in two ways.

1. 1080p
2. Safer. Nobody watches me when I use the computer, but if someone was to walk in as I`m watching an episode on TV, I`d be screwed.


Brony, if you just let it be known, it's easier. Everyone who knows me now knows I'm a fan of the show. :D
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
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Brony, if you just let it be known, it's easier. Everyone who knows me now knows I'm a fan of the show. :D
Correction it makes it easier to assimilate them :3
 

Heimdal

has a sexy learning disability
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So really what we should do is buy the shit out of the dvd when it comes out, cause that's how the show gets it money.

Yeah, but I'm not buying those stupid several-episode DVDs, and I don't get their iTunes episodes in Canada. I don't feel bad about watching their show for free and buying nothing, when there is no effort to sell me anything. Gimme a box set and I will buy it.

Hell, Smallville just released the box set of it's final season, and that show has always been garbage (I've watched a good portion of the show, I have nothing good to say about it). There are other bad, unpopular shows getting box sets released for them. There's no legitimate excuse for not doing that for MLP.
 

FlynnCoyote

Takin it slow.
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Correction it makes it easier to assimilate them :3

That as well. I have a score of eleven converts. ;D


EDIT: twelve and counting. :D
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Re: What is with all of this "My little pony" stuff? (The unofficial official MLP Thr

Yeah, but I'm not buying those stupid several-episode DVDs, and I don't get their iTunes episodes in Canada. I don't feel bad about watching their show for free and buying nothing, when there is no effort to sell me anything. Gimme a box set and I will buy it.
Damn it folks, stop talking about illegal downloads otherwise a mod might lock the thread. Not to mention Corto is on the thread, that's like peeing on a cop car while the police officer is in it.
That as well. I have a score of eleven converts. ;D
EDIT: twelve and counting
I have lemme see... 8.
I'll probably buy the DVD if it gets to a Big Lots, other than that it would be too expensive.
That's why we need people to buy the dvd so we can get a box set available.
 
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Inciatus

In the land of bipolar weather
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I'll probably buy the DVD if it gets to a Big Lots, other than that it would be too expensive.
 

Heimdal

has a sexy learning disability
Re: What is with all of this "My little pony" stuff? (The unofficial official MLP Thr

Damn it folks, stop talking about illegal downloads otherwise a mod might lock the thread. Not to mention Corto is on the thread, that's like peeing on a cop car while the police officer is in it.

I didn't say anything about illegal downloads. The Hub website, and a couple stations here in Canada have the show on it now too, and those are free (well, TV isn't, but I think I have those channels anyways). Regardless, the point is that I'm not buying anything to encourage them to market to us; they have to market to us first. I'm not gonna fill my shelves with junk, because that's not what I want.

I don't believe that buying the DVDs will encourage them to make a box set. I think the only real reason they aren't making a box set is because they figure they'd make more money with individual DVDs. If they do, how will that make them want to bother with box sets?
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
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I don't believe that buying the DVDs will encourage them to make a box set. I think the only real reason they aren't making a box set is because they figure they'd make more money with individual DVDs. If they do, how will that make them want to bother with box sets?
There was a interview with a brony podcast, the short version is they said that it there has to be a large enough market for a box set and that even though the show is popular it is still targeting demographically little girls and parents don't want to buy a $40 box set, they want a dvd to pop their kids down in front of to have the kids shut up for 30 minutes. If there is over 100k dvd sales then that means there's enough of a market to justify a box set.
 
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Heimdal

has a sexy learning disability
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There was a interview with a brony podcast, the short version is they said that it there has to be a large enough market for a box set and that even though the show is popular it is still targeting demographically little girls and parents don't want to buy a $40 box set, they want a dvd to pop their kids down in front of to have the kids shut up for 30 minutes. If there is over 100k dvd sales then that means there's enough of a market towards a box set.

And it sounds entirely like excuses to me. The Avatar cartoon did most certainly not have quite the following this show has gained, and it released it's box sets alongside it's single dvds. Whoever they interviewed isn't telling us their market caution, they are playing the crowd. I don't trust that guy's words, because other DVD distribution companies have done bigger "gambles" (worse, barely known about shows, with tiny fanbase) and continue to do so all the time, which just tells me that it wouldn't really be a gamble at all. Or maybe that distribution company just sucks? Either way, I'm not listening to them.
 

Aleu

Deuces
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Aren't there usually single DVDs before box sets anyway?
 

Conker

Destroyer of Nazi Teddy Bears
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And it sounds entirely like excuses to me. The Avatar cartoon did most certainly not have quite the following this show has gained, and it released it's box sets alongside it's single dvds. Whoever they interviewed isn't telling us their market caution, they are playing the crowd. I don't trust that guy's words, because other DVD distribution companies have done bigger "gambles" (worse, barely known about shows, with tiny fanbase) and continue to do so all the time, which just tells me that it wouldn't really be a gamble at all. Or maybe that distribution company just sucks? Either way, I'm not listening to them.
This, plus the idea of "go buy the singles and then buy the big set so we can double dip the market" seems kinda lame :\

Sad thing is, there are so many people obsessed in this fandom that they'll do just that.
 

Inciatus

In the land of bipolar weather
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Well if there are others who will buy it and double dip, Just wait and it should come.
 

Heimdal

has a sexy learning disability
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Well if there are others who will buy it and double dip, Just wait and it should come.

Frankly, I don't think dvd sales are even going to have anything to do with whether a box set comes or not. It probably will be made, eventually, whether they make that target mark or not, and that guy was just saying it to make his company more money. Alternatively, though maybe less likely, they may not make a box set at all, even if we doubled the mark; they will just stick to the prevailing single-dvd tactic.

There is no deal made with Bronies. They have done nothing to market to us at all. No matter how much money we put down on little girl pony junk, all that tells them is that their little girl pony junk is doing well. They have to make the first move to market to us, because that's the only way we'll ever know that they will.
 
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Krystal Harmonia

RAIN BO DAH!
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That as well. I have a score of eleven converts. ;D


EDIT: twelve and counting. :D

Pshht, I've been keeping track of my conversions. I'm up to 46: 16 IRL and 30 over the internet/Skype, etc.
 

TechnoGypsy

Gentlecolts...
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Pshht, I've been keeping track of my conversions. I'm up to 46: 16 IRL and 30 over the internet/Skype, etc.
Wow, that's really impressive :D

Nah, I'm not a converter. The most I can say is 1, which is a mix of two people who will only go as far as appreciating the art (And not go any further).

EDIT: And the same two people I got to join this forum.
 
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Inciatus

In the land of bipolar weather
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I've only two, though I haven't tried.
 

Unsilenced

Mentlegen
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I've only gotten one convert, but it was a good one.

>>Mentions "Celestia" in a conversion.
>>Says nothing more about it and changes the subject.
>>Friend becomes biggest brony of all time.
 

Hakar Kerarmor

PRAISE THE EMPEROR
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There was a massive hype by people claiming that hasbro was taking down everything pony related, turns out it was just hype, it's just episodes. The reason being is that pretty soon the dvds are going to be coming out and they need people to actually buy the discs. Not to mention if there's 100k dvds bought they'll release a dvd collection. They actually want enough people to buy the dvds to justify a collector's box.
It may sound like a dick move, but they're looking at it from purely a business sense cause they want to reach the 100k mark.

As if I wasn't going to buy the discs anyway. :p
 
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