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Disappearing-Inkwell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
lately i have been on facebook and getting crap for being a brony... and these few people started to make me wounder, 'how does the rest of the community take to bronies,and what are your views on them?'

and for the haters that are bound to read this... i am Not polluting the forums with pony posts, i am asking a simple question.
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be honest. When I first heard of the show, I assumed that it was going to be another sexist plastic turd from Barbie's butt ... (Note to self: Write Barbie making company with idea for new line of Barbie Soils Herself dolls).

Anyway, I was w-r-o-n-g WRONG! With a capital G.

For the most part it's a great show. It's not totally perfect, but it really makes an effort.


As to my opinion on Bronies.

I think they're great. I know there are female Bronies (or Pegasisters), but people expect that.

I think it's a sign that times are changing for the better, when so many men feel comfortable saying that they're Bronies. I love listening to the music, reading the fanfiction, looking at the fan art, and watching the fan videos.

I even enjoy laughing at the Clopper wackos. (Check out Pony Confessions Simulator on YouTube, it's hilarious).

I think that MLP, is a shining light in the world of ever badly created children's programming .

I'm not a full on Brony (I don't dress up or go to conventions or anything), but I enjoy the show a whole bunch.
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional
If something's popular, there are always people who hate it...just look at all these Twilight fans and haters.
I personally don't care if you're a brony as long as you don't spam me with pony stuff or comments why ponies are great and I'm all wrong for not liking them. And I think it's the same with most people.
But there will always be a few who are just here to make you feel bad and insult you. I once got a comment on a deviation telling me that I am a sick f*ck for posting a photo of my leg being cut off. (Yes, I'm into horror make-up and photography) The point is, such people will always try to get you angry, but if you stay nice or ignore them, they will soon be bored.
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Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's because we're 'devious'. Anyone who is different from the norm is going to get picked on. It's the nature of most people, especially around teen/young adult age.

Another reason is because people want to gain approval of peers. To do that, they will try to see their peers' side of things, and massively conform to that way of thinking to get approval
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Kinoc-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haters gonna hate, it's simple as that. You can't expect people to like everything you do. I personally love the show and the fanworks, yet I'm a perfectly healthy male adult with a loving girlfriend who is on his way to joining the US Air Force.

Takes all kinds, I suppose.
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jemaica Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
being against the norm is good! it breaks down stereotypes and bronies specifically break down gender stereotypes. In a way, bronies are fighting for equality! woo!
although some people are mean to bronies, in my school we had a mlp club and it was really cool! dont let closed minded jerks get you down~
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Disappearing-Inkwell Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
thanks, i wont :)
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VampireNyan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't mind any fandoms, as long as people don't shove them up in my face.

but anyhow, bronies tend to be not so focused on being so damn macho and afraid of everything pink. so i kinda like them, just don't talk about only ponies. then it starts to get annoying. :D
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
I find them only slightly less annoying than hipsters. And here's why.
Precisely what you're doing here is what makes them annoying. Instead of liking something, realizing not everyone is going to like it, realizing that some people are going to dislike you, and moving on with your life, you decide to whine about it, wonder why everyone isn't telling you how awesome you are for it, and inadvertently keep trying to be an attention whore like you're doing, which is exactly the kind of thing that started this cycle in the first place.

I like a lot of things that get shit from other people. But I could give a fuck, because I don't care about them. Liking things doesn't make you special. Getting shit for liking things doesn't make you special. Whining about getting shit about liking things doesn't make you special, it just makes you annoying. And that's why I dislike bronies. Because the majority of you think you're special snowflakes for all of it, because you haven't grown up and moved on to the real world of adults who for the most part don't care.
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Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you saw the post from a slightly corrupted angle. If you'll reread, never has the OP mentioned blaring out that he/she is a brony. He/she never mentioned wanting praise for it, but he/she just doesn't want hate from it. OP is wondering why people hate on it.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, since you took the time to tell me that my opinion is wrong, I guess I'll change it.

Naw, I'm just fucking with you. :D
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Hi siantjudas, people hate/like/love each other is entirely being human. Yes, one must not force the other into anything. Walt Disney are people who are adults but think like kids that is what make the great family movies. It is a fact one has to grow up, take responsibility (your bills) nothing can stop that but does not meant to stop having fun and enjoy life as a kid learns at young age. That is why so many people have hobbies and not mere bleak accountants (no discrimination need accountants).
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chibi-chocolate123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
people tend to judge fans on the weirdoes in the fandom that you're in. :XD:

i don't mind bronies :) i don't actually care about any fandoms, as long as you don't shove it in my face.

i've actually never talked to any stereotypically obnoxious bronies, from what i have experienced and seen they seem to be a very supportive, nice group.
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PIKAFAN11 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just as is true in every fandom, there are good people that are "Bronies" and then there are the raving idiots. Unfortunately your fandom has more of the latter. Sorry, but a guy who's into pink ponies with sparkly hair? Dat's wack, bro.
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MLAproduction Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
every fandom gets complained at for liking a show/comic/book etc.

sometimes it's trolls sometimes people who don't like the show and sometimes it's just people who read too much into stereotypes.

honestly I'm more the live and let live sort of person. as long as someone isn't watching/viewing/posting something extremely inappropriate[and illegal] I just nod and move on.

I suggest asking the people giving you trouble why they are doing so. tell them you want to see why they don't like it(other than the show being aimed at girls)
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KittyLiou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontealdeerplz: If it's cool for women to like violent manly-man stuff, then it's also cool for men to like sweet happy fun things.


I'm a girl watcher of MLP, and I think obsessed - really obsessed - fans of any kind can be annoying. But that's preteen girls and the crap they like, not -most- bronies. Bronies have proven to be a very supportive community, and I've never seen them bothering other fandoms, people just hate on them for being around. They're awesome enough for the producers to take in their opinions! How often does that happen to a fanbase.

I think the reason MLP:FIM is so successful is that, besides the brilliant character development, humor and general awesomeness, it focuses on characters who are just trying to get along, instead of aiming to be the strongest badass in the universe and beating up any opposing badasses. I think that can be really refreshing, especially in our competitive society where even the most basic displays of affection are considered awkwaaard for no reason.
Of course, a person who's never begun to watch MLP in the first place cannot appreciate its type of badassery, and therefore they hate.

It's brilliant that some men can cut the crap and appreciate something like MLP. We already accept that women can like manly-man things, which is a step towards equality, but the discrimination that men face for liking girly-girl things is still a sign of inequality. So go bronies, you're on the right track.
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Sarosna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was born in 1985 and played with the 1st generation MLP's a lot. They were very pretty and of very nice size and it was next to impossible to break them. They were awesome toys. Now when MLP is a huge hit again, I'm sad that my beautiful ponies are all gone. Sold or missing, I don't know. Would've loved to give them to my daughter if I will ever have one.

The MLP fandom is just a little...confusing. They were a perfectly natural thing in my childhood nearly twenty years ago so it's a bit odd that people are talking so much about them now. And I'm not a big fan of the toys they make these days. Or the look of the new MLP to begin with. I'm not also a very big fan of people who turn everything into brony stuff. There's even brony fanart of Witcher 2.

However, if these people aren't bothering me, I'm not bothering them. We all like different things.

Also: Facebook sucks.
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pink-anthony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no interest in MLP, yet I'm making a MLP themed cake for my friend's birthday. :giggle:

People are giving you shit because you like something that is stereotypically aimed at little girls. It's all down to people being afraid of anything outside of the norm.
As long as you don't act like the creepy brony bastards I've met at cons, then you should be okay.

And if your friends treat you like shit for liking MLP, then they're really not your friends.
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Merlok1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate MLP I HATE IT!
but I accept those who like it as long as they don't bothering me with it
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signsofortune Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I tried to get into MLP for awhile but it wasn't my thing. I am amused that bronies exist, but I wouldn't make fun of one. If it's your thing, it's your thing, right?
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Disappearing-Inkwell Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
eyuup
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Easle-Darkpaws Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Psh bronies are awesome, and so is the show :3 Dashy/Derpy are my faves!
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Kiryuin-Satsuki Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Its a good cartoon.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I find it...a little confusing honestly.

I don't think it's bad or wrong, it's just kind of surprising. Normally when boys are into a 'girls' show there are lots of (human-type) girls involved. My husband has explained several things to me with 'Fanservice'.

Whatever floats your boat. Friendship is magic, yes?

lol really, I haven't seen that show since it was on when I was a kid. My daughter apparently watches it.
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psychogizmo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got buds in their 30's who are bronies. Wutevs. I love the ponies myself.
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Grasschamp Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For communities, it varies. They can either love you, hate you, or have neutral feelings about you. As long as they are not problematic to me or anyone I know, I have no problem (since my cousin is also one) with these "Bronies."
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Knightster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Here's what I think about them:
Grown men watching little girl's show.

And here's my opinion on such interests:
Whatever floats your boat.
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flashdraco Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Only normal people scare me lol.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Well most people think bronies are closet fags who want to dress like women and eat man meat behind gas stations. So getting 'attacked' for being a limp wristed male is to be expected.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stand insane bronies, or those who are in your face about it. I also think that the term "brony" is fucking annoying.
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AllThesePiecesOfMe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd say as long as you're not obnoxious about it (like running around screaming "BRONY PRIDE!!! PROUD TO BE A BRONY!!" or doing that while wearing extensive amounts of MLP paraphernalia, talking about MLP all the time, just being downright annoying about it, etc.), then I have no problem with it. You can be proud, just don't rub it in my face; if it's that much of a problem, maybe you shouldn't be so public about it.:shrug:
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Disappearing-Inkwell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
people like that would drive anyone crazy... but because that is the stereotypical brony, its all people think about them... like look at my art posts, most of them are poems, yes there are a few mlp things, but look at the others... people sometimes forget that we have lives other then being a brony.
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AllThesePiecesOfMe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Yea, I know what you mean: a certain few who act obnoxiously screw up the image of an entire fandom. Those kind of people piss me off like there's no tomorrow! :facepalm: Since you don't seem to be like that(nice poetry btw ;) ), then don't care what other people say, and, like my dad used to tell me, "Do what you feel is real," friend. The societal norms are boring, anyway. Crazy and different's wayyy more fun! :dummy:
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Disappearing-Inkwell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
there needs to be more people like you in the world that understand how others truly feel... and social norms are too boring.
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AllThesePiecesOfMe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
D'aww geez, I'm sure that there are tons of people out there who understand besides lil' old me ^^; You'll find them; I'm sure of it! :D
(And if you ask me, living up to ridiculous standards is a bunch of BS. I'd rather live how I want to, not try and fit a stupid mold! :la: )
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Ignore them :P I got crap all the time from my classmates when I was younger because I liked Pokemon and was open about it (I swear my school was full of hipsters because all my other friends said at their school pokemon was the shit). Just be yourself hon.

As for why bronies get a nasty reputation, sadly this fandom is an example on how a few (or maybe even more) outspoken bad apples can fuck things up for everyone else.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
So you have a choice. You can either stop engaging in the behavior that makes you the object of ridicule OR you can keep doing what you enjoy and decide not to give a crap what other people think. Despite the fact that I personally think MLP is lame, statistic show that more awesome people tend to choose the second one.
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Or option three: stop being a gay wad, delete the FB account, and get a friggin' job! :P
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I think your expectations of the human race are a bit higher than mine.
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I fully expect extinction in the next 200-300 years
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I'm not saying you're wrong. But life expectancy is higher than ever and so is the population? What is going to kill us all?
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Humans are going to kill humans (and maybe the planet).
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
More specifically?

Are you talking weapons of mass destruction or hand to hand combat?
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Pollution, food and water problems, disease, war, everything
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290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Honestly, just ignore them. If your Facebook "friends" are giving you crap about something you like—whether it be My Little Pony, math, cheerleading, sports, a certain book, or anything else—then they're not real friends. One of my "pony friends" actually lost several friendships because she likes My Little Pony, and I think that's absolutely ridiculous. It's just a TV show. If they're heckling you to the point where you can't just ignore them, just delete them on Facebook. :)

I think the MLP fans who are "obsessed" on a level similar to weeaboos could give fans a bad name. At my sister's high school, that's kind-of what happened. Then there are the average people that just think it's weird for anyone over the age of 8 to like the franchise. :lol:
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Just being on FB is an issue.
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290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
True. :\
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
You're 16, Male, living in the US. Of course you're going to get weird remarks, if not worse. If you can't deal with it, you shouldn't be public about it.
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Disappearing-Inkwell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
i can deal with it, matter of fact it does not bother me at all,i just dont understand why someone can be so against it and its meanings.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Because you are against the norm :slow:
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Disappearing-Inkwell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
i forget that being different is bad... some people are just too pathetic...
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