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Posted Dec 20, '12 at 4:15pm

JustALittleDerpy

JustALittleDerpy

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But anyway what are bronies?


I'm glad you asked. bronies are by definition the male fans of My Little Pony above the age of 12 or so. There are a lot of girls that call themselves bronies although a lot of them choose to be called pegasisters. The fandom is bound together by the shows messages and morals of friendship. It started when a few people started watching the show and posting things on 4chan there was actually a huge (nerdy) flame war between bronies and haters that eventually ended with 4chan banning anything pony related.

[url=http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybXXSHDRE4]

this documentary explains the process (in a lot better detail than I could) that made My Little Pony one of the biggest fanbases ever.
 

Posted Dec 20, '12 at 4:18pm

JustALittleDerpy

JustALittleDerpy

4 posts

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybXXSHDRE4]

I'm hoping I did it right that time.

 

Posted Dec 20, '12 at 11:05pm

Santi_

Santi_

2,420 posts

Not a brony, but I have to admit, LivingTombstone, and WoodenToaster make amazing music; as for MicTheMicrophone, I believe he's the white Morgan Freeman.

 

Posted Dec 21, '12 at 11:23am

Strop

Strop

11,091 posts

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I like how Xzeno writes a 4 point disclaimer essentially arguing that he is "not a Brony", then goes on to write a detailed analysis of his opinion on the series.

... okay okay I know this doesn't necessarily make you a Brony or does it??? *trollface* For my part I thought the whole MLP:FiM thing would be relevant to my interests, but despite trying to get into it, I found it just wasn't my thing and gave up watching after I realised I was doing it purely so I could understand Brony in-jokes.

Just to expand on Ferret's post, as well as pre-empt a few things, because I've "travelled the internet" and see all kinds of things, including about MLP fandom that you may or may not know about: we welcome everybody (everypony) here; our only restriction is age (13 or older). All other restrictions relate purely to post content: you may not post certain things (porn, excessive violence, hateful stuff, see the forum rules) regardless of who you are.

For that reason it's not necessary to request that a certain group be excluded from the forum (unless in the very special case that the group by definition exists to break forum rules). And I certainly don't want to see any arguments about "what's wrong about being a Brony" here, there's plenty enough of that crap on YouTube, probably 4chan, and associated community/fandoms populated largely by teens and young adults fumbling about trying without much success to find their place in this world.

Regardless it's a remarkable phenomenon, and I'm more interested to see how it all unfolds.

 

Posted Dec 21, '12 at 3:46pm

Ferret

Ferret

7,951 posts

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Well said, Strop.

 

Posted Dec 22, '12 at 2:44am

Dash

Dash

52 posts

How does it feels to be pathetic?

 

Posted Dec 22, '12 at 3:02am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,890 posts

How does it feels to be pathetic?


1) What's with the hate? We are going to love and tolerate the hell out of you

2) Love the irony with your name
 

Posted Dec 22, '12 at 3:10am

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

531 posts

Just wondering, what started all you guys to become fans of the show. Everywhere I always see people talking about MLP but I always wondered:

1. What makes you enjoy the show so much?

2. Why do so many people like the show?

3. How did you become a person that liked the show?

I used to think it was just an inside joke for people to act like they were enjoying the show but now that I've seen it everywhere it confuses me.

Also, does the show cater to the average bron?

 

Posted Dec 22, '12 at 3:56am

Strop

Strop

11,091 posts

Moderator

sigh.

i'm going to come down hard on mlp hate. it's vicious, spreads like wildfire if you don't nip it in the bud, and could derail our culture of no hate and minimal snark, which has been one of my primary agendas in the five years I've been here.

 

Posted Dec 22, '12 at 4:14am

Dash

Dash

52 posts

derail our culture

Instead, your fangroup should stop forcing MLP everywhere.
 
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