Dinomar-de-ContisFeatured By OwnerMar 5, 2013Student Filmographer
Urgh... if you want to complain about bronies here in dA, you found the wrongest place ever. Then the compliant forum, full of internet trolls... but if you want a short explanation...
Don't listen to these bronies or the people who talk positively about them: they are both a bunch of smartasses or a bunch of deluded people. There is nothing of positive about them, and who created the series bronies obsess for.
Bronies are not of sure the disgrace of the world, but they are a small part of it: they are "victim" of capitalism. I say that because producers exploit them as much as possible (it happens often among them, but a fandom, even made primarily of the nerdiest people, has never been exploited so much by producers), but there are factors of why these people are wrong at every point.
First, bronies are extremely egocentrical and self-entitled: you may have found some replies like "we fight sexism" or "we are feminists": well, this is egocentrism. Feminism is proven with manifestation and promotion of women's rights, not with watching a... stupid cartoon full of plot clichès. You don't prove to be anti-sexist by watching a cartoon for little girls. (and, by the way, many bronies whine if you say their cartoon with ponies is for girls). They can't also admit there is much better out there. And even if they do, they don't do it seriously and, therefore, the only reason they will watch cartoon ponies is that they are limited and have to get a label, fitting in an omogeneous group of people.
Many of these bronies are also into... pony porn... i won't point out details, you don't need to know them. some of them also do Tulpa, an oscure tibetian discipline that bronies practice so they can see ponies of that peculiar cartoon in the form of... hallucinations. Well, it isn't the biggest issue: If they genuinely enjoy porn with cartoon ponies, it means they have serious problems that don't affect us.
A big problem is that most of them (if not all) are extremely hypocritical and intolerant people. they say this catch-phrase: "love and tolerate", but they think everyone else must tolerate, while they can say anything they want (so, they are egocentrical and self-entitled). Is there a clear and public proof? Yes, there is. There is a fan-made character called Derpy. the author noticed it and implemented it in the cartoon, but Hasbro changed his name because it seemed ableist. Bronies went mental for this... where did all the love and tolerance go? They weren't happy, they also had to find a scapegoat: one casual person who is Yamino here in deviantART (i'd say at the same level of bronies) also expressed his/her dislike towards the "derpy" name, and because of this, he/she had to suffer all the brony rage, indeed, he/she became the scapegoat of the derpy drama. What a squalor.
And with all these stuff that happen among bronies, what does the authoress, Lauren Faust, plus her crew, have to say about them? That they're awesome. She says the complete opposite of what they actually are. She has even taken part of the documentary about bronies (it flopped for obvious reasons).
So, these are bronies in a nutshell. What do you expect by a fandom composed primarily of internet nerds? The fandom has even started in a site full of mentally deviant people. And we also have a producer who exploit these people for a little popularity. Faust has got instant popularity: she has chosen the easy way to handle this. And now she got a big head and thinks she's a kind of celebrity, because people in general like to feel important in some way, and bronies are a perfect example. They are bronies because they are the same people who don't do anything in their dull life but playing videogames, watching anime and peculiar TV series and spending their socialization time in internet forums. "dull life" doesn't mean they don't have a work or a sort of real life activity, but they prefer virtual life of sure: it's where they are successful and where they are important. Bronies hides behind cartoon ponies and Faust, but Faust hides behind bronies.
What more to say? First, don't fall in that trap where you are convinced by some people who say "people like what they like" or "they just want to fight sexism": they don't have opinions, they have prejudges and don't think with their minds. I don't know William James, but he said something of significative when he said "a great many people believe they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices". I really like this quote. Don't listen to bronies, but don't listen even to anti-bronies, who can only say "bronies are gay". or "bronies are pedos". Well, some are, actually. (What? Before you also said being a brony is gay? Like being gay is something of wrong... |:-\ - Being a gay isn't wrong, being an internet nerd who thinks he can do anything even if it is negative is, though)
How to deal with bronies. Well, "deal with it", but not in the way bronies mean: they just don't deserve consideration, at this point: they are mostly sad people (because if you obsess over something, more so over ponies, you are sad, you have some problems and you need a psychiatrist). Bronies are just pure advertisement: if they get ignored, they may stop, but this is impossible. What do you want to do against this kind of people? I do hate bronies of sure. when i attended forums, most of the people who attacked me for any reason were bronies. And one of them was even a furry. And it's so sad to see that your interests (for example, i like videogames) are shared by these nerds, who are also bronies, sometimes. But bronies are basically immature people full of complexes, and now i feel just pity for them and for people like Faust. Does that mean being successful? They just deserve pity.
But right, it's not our problem if they are sad: it is when they annoy us, but then if they want to ruin themselves being bronies, it's their problem. That guy called ~Pigwasher is right.
I really didn't mean it in a dismissive way only that the text is simply too long for a forum post in my opinion and I just wanted to poke a bit of fun on that statement. Sorry if it seemed to be otherwize.