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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:00 AM

I don't get why people enjoy watching little kids shows and horses it scares me a little
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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:43 AM

I've always pondered the same question. It kinda reminds me as to how my ex (not the nazi, the second one) was really big into sonic the hedgehog. I'm not talking about simply playing it, I'm talking about obsessing over it to an unhealthy degree, like the "make your own fan character and stick it on deviantart" degree.

 

But back to the topic at hand, I've had a theory (keep in mind that this is a wild theory). Let's say one of these bronies can't get friends or opportunities in real life, so they find some kind of solace in watching some childrens show that guarantees them that "everything is going to be okay" and all that jazz. And with many people in that same situation, there's bound to be some kind of bonding going down. From my understanding, it's not just My Little Pony that goes through this. I know Thomas the Train, Sonic, Pokemon, etc. have the same issue regarding fans, but bronies seem to take it a step further, taking their fandom "beyond the television". I know I'm not one to judge, given that I obsess over New Kids, Gabber, and model trains, but goddamn, these guys need help, or failing that, motivation.

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:44 AM Edited by JustOneMonth, 24 November 2013 - 03:49 AM.

Yeah, i try to not think about it.

But hey, whatever rocks their boat, i guess.

They also reunite and party on pony costumes.

 

 

The more you know!

 

Heavy autism helps them I don't get it thou. So many choices for fellow youngsters and this... f*ck, man. 

Look at Bert, brony of V forum. A pain in the ass too. Look at his obsession on not playing online games too. 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:47 AM

I-I don't know, LOL! It is creepy but I guess it is their preference.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:49 AM

Well I watch Spongebob from time to time. But Spongebob is pretty badass, they even had Pantera do music for one of their episodes a few years back and the voice actor for Spongebob Squarepants was in a Smashing Pumpkins video, which is cool.

 

However this pony stuff ain't my thing, but different strokes for different folks.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:56 AM

I like to watch cartoons because some of them are good, maybe the pony show has a good story but i've never seen it so I don't know, but bronies are f*cking wierd.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:58 AM Edited by JustOneMonth, 24 November 2013 - 04:02 AM.

Well I watch Spongebob from time to time. But Spongebob is pretty badass, they even had Pantera do music for one of their episodes a few years back and the voice actor for Spongebob Squarepants was in a Smashing Pumpkins video, which is cool.

 

However this pony stuff ain't my thing, but different strokes for different folks.

 

Thats OK because you don't dress as spongebob and doesen't jerk off to it.

Now bronies...

 

Now i talked to one and got this:

 

''There are a number of reasons. Some embrace the show and the community out of pure irony... but the vast majority of us genuinely love the show because it really IS Magic. Animation: Stunning, Voice Acting: Spot-on, Writing: Clever, Dialogue: Believable, Jokes: Charming and Hilarious, Characters: Absolutely Perfect and one of the biggest drives this show has, Fanbase: Diverse and talented. Seriously, this show's amazing and the fact that it premiered during a time where Cartoons in general were taking a horrible turn for the worse is convenient. See, I grew up with cartoons, hell, EVERYONE grew up with cartoons. In a time where there's sh*t like "Almost Naked Animals", "Problem Solverz" "T.U.F.F Puppy" and other horrible cartoons I try my hardest to block out of my mind, this is a HUGE breath of fresh air. This show transcends age, gender, sexual orientation, race, everything. I mean sure, this show's target demographic is obvious but it doesn't mean that it can't be appreciated by everybody else. This, is a CARTOON.''

 

I guess it is a fanbase ruined by creeps and the cartoon has hidden grown up jokes, I don't think so but i've neveer seen it and don't want to.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:07 AM

I'm 32 and I still watch TMNT whenever new episodes or series start. Not a huge fan of the most recent one though. I did really like the one that ran a few years ago. When they went to the Battle Nexis Tournament, or whatever it was called, that was badass.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:08 AM

Just 'cause.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:10 AM

I don't get the brony thing myself but who cares. To each their own.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:12 AM

I've always pondered the same question. It kinda reminds me as to how my ex (not the nazi, the second one) was really big into sonic the hedgehog. I'm not talking about simply playing it, I'm talking about obsessing over it to an unhealthy degree, like the "make your own fan character and stick it on deviantart" degree.

 

But back to the topic at hand, I've had a theory (keep in mind that this is a wild theory). Let's say one of these bronies can't get friends or opportunities in real life, so they find some kind of solace in watching some childrens show that guarantees them that "everything is going to be okay" and all that jazz. And with many people in that same situation, there's bound to be some kind of bonding going down. From my understanding, it's not just My Little Pony that goes through this. I know Thomas the Train, Sonic, Pokemon, etc. have the same issue regarding fans, but bronies seem to take it a step further, taking their fandom "beyond the television". I know I'm not one to judge, given that I obsess over New Kids, Gabber, and model trains, but goddamn, these guys need help, or failing that, motivation.

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:15 AM

I'm 32 and I still watch TMNT whenever new episodes or series start. Not a huge fan of the most recent one though. I did really like the one that ran a few years ago. When they went to the Battle Nexis Tournament, or whatever it was called, that was badass.

2003 TMNT was the best, I haven't seen the new series because I don't like the way it looks.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:26 AM

I ask myself the same question. 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:55 AM Edited by Joe Chip, 24 November 2013 - 04:57 AM.

When you get past the fact that it's a show for little girls, it isn't bad, or annoying, or anything like that. There's no reason other people's preferences should be bothering you, even if they happen to also be sexual.

 

And I haven't seen a real brony outside of youtube for a while now.

 

 

 

From my understanding, it's not just My Little Pony that goes through this. I know Thomas the Train, Sonic, Pokemon, etc. have the same issue regarding fans, but bronies seem to take it a step further, taking their fandom "beyond the television".

 

Not sure about Thomas The Train, but the other two fandoms are about as bad. About two years ago in gaming chat (on this GTA fan site) I made a joke about competitive pokemon players being a bunch of dorks, and like three different people started ranting at me for it. :/ Sonic's not as widespread, but the stuff involving just about any sonic character out there on the internet is mostly either disgusting, or just weird, and it's all too easy to come across by accident. I don't dislike either fandom, but you can't pretend that they don't "take it beyond the television" just as much as bronies do, they're just more established.

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

Well I watch Spongebob from time to time. But Spongebob is pretty badass, they even had Pantera do music for one of their episodes a few years back and the voice actor for Spongebob Squarepants was in a Smashing Pumpkins video, which is cool.

 

However this pony stuff ain't my thing, but different strokes for different folks.

Tell me, what part did SpongeBob play in Smashing Pumpkins?! What video!? I don't know how I feel about this.

 

On topic: I don't quite know why the obsession myself. I've had numerous friends recommend the show to me and I did try it out for a few episodes because I like to keep an open mind. I can see where some may say the show reminds them of early 90's cartoons and had high entertainment value and what not. But for me, I'm done with cartoons. I cant get into them that much, it's passed me, I've grown, and now, when ever I watch a cartoon, I can't help but hate the stupidity and nonsense, even cartoons I liked as a kid.

 

But I guess different entertainment values for different people. I tend to not judge. A community is a community..


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:04 AM

Tell me, what part did SpongeBob play in Smashing Pumpkins?! What video!? I don't know how I feel about this.

 

His voice actor plays the man in the couple featured throughout this video. The woman he's with is his actual wife irl also.

 

 

 

Apologies for going off topic. Carry on about bronies people, nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

I've always pondered the same question. It kinda reminds me as to how my ex (not the nazi, the second one) was really big into sonic the hedgehog. I'm not talking about simply playing it, I'm talking about obsessing over it to an unhealthy degree, like the "make your own fan character and stick it on deviantart" degree.

 

But back to the topic at hand, I've had a theory (keep in mind that this is a wild theory). Let's say one of these bronies can't get friends or opportunities in real life, so they find some kind of solace in watching some childrens show that guarantees them that "everything is going to be okay" and all that jazz. And with many people in that same situation, there's bound to be some kind of bonding going down. From my understanding, it's not just My Little Pony that goes through this. I know Thomas the Train, Sonic, Pokemon, etc. have the same issue regarding fans, but bronies seem to take it a step further, taking their fandom "beyond the television". I know I'm not one to judge, given that I obsess over New Kids, Gabber, and model trains, but goddamn, these guys need help, or failing that, motivation.

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:58 AM

I don't think there is a problem with grown men watching kids cartoons. For example, take a look at spongebob.

However, attributing yourself to a fandom based on that cartoon is rather worrying. I've met brownies who are hardcore "fans", should I say, and they were angrily denying and protecting their own little fandom. Reasons of why they like it and aggressive reasoning as to why others don't understand. They don't want to be judged, they know what they are doing is not widely accepted on a moral level in the society, rather it comes of like a sign of delusion and weakness. Mental issues if you will. Probably because the show to the non-viewer is only about ponies.

I myself am in that position that I think the show is only about ponies and nothing more than that. It is perhaps a kind of sexual frustration and a way to cope with it through these bronie societies. If you look at the people who take part in it, I think it is easy to assume their life practices.

There are also not so hardcore fans of it, which when talked to still defend this fad. Those people most of the time manage to differ themselves from the more avid fans of the show, even identifying them as bloody nuts. Although, they are still indicating themselves as part of the "bronie" society, which is what I find weird. The need to belong to a group makes sense. I mean, look at us, belonging to a GTA orientated group, some being even damn religious about it. It is the what the group provides, which is like minded individuals. Individuals we can talk to, share our opinions and be accepted generally, when it comes down to the main subject.

 

But then again, it's like those people who sleep with pillows that have anime girls on them, those people who are so in love with female anime characters, specific ones. Mainly because they could not find a way into the real social world, and had to create one of their own. After some time that becomes your own world, and it seems normal to you, standard. As if that's how  everything should be and everything is. I suppose the "fandom" comes from sexual frustration and inability to integrate into the society, or not being able to find ones places in the society(-ies) we have established.

It is an escape from reality, a creation of ones own world where they can hide. Where the characters created in that universe, being not real, written, drawn, give them comfort, because they can always add to that character, create something that they can attribute to them selves, or make themselves feel better about it, when imagining that there is a contact between the made up character and the real person. They can find empathy, acceptance, love, which they probably would not get in the real society because of their nature, mainly because they are so out of touch to the point that it's hard to understand any other way of thinking other than your own.

 

I just think those people are delusional, out of touch. People who cannot integrate and find new ways to create their own personal worlds. Where they can find love and acceptance. Even from imaginary creatures, lets call them that. Mainly because they cannot find that, or rather do not dare to look for that in the real world. They see an idealized persona, which they attribute their own personal values, as well as their needs as a human being. They find comfort in them, and some don't even realize how out of touch they are, to the point where they'd probably f*ck those things if they could.

 

No idea where was I going with this.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:09 AM Edited by Shenmue18, 24 November 2013 - 10:11 AM.

It doesn't bother me and it shouldn't really bother you. Anyone is free to like what they want, I could never get into My Little Pony, but if it's your thing and you like it then that's cool. Be happy with who you are and don't try to change yourself or change others just because some people think what shows you like are weird. I don't really see much harm in Bronies, maybe it's a little quirky but there are a lot more f*cked up things to be worrying about in this world than people who like a kid's show.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

I love topics like that. They are hilarious to read :devil:

 

But yeah, I'm not really bothered by them. Most of them are creepy but if that's what they like, I'm not gonna force them to stop.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

I don't get why people enjoy watching little kids shows and horses it scares me a little

 

They need a social group to fit in with.

 

Just another internet clique man.. don't let 'em get to you. They're just life deprived.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:13 AM

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

They are sexually aroused by animals.

Honestly, I don't judge people who are into bestiality, but I cannot understand why you'd be attracted to herbivores. Cowardly, flighty creatures. Ironically, many invertebrates are less spineless than the average horse or cow. 


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

 

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:17 PM

They are sexually aroused by animals.

Honestly, I don't judge people who are into bestiality, but I cannot understand why you'd be attracted to herbivores. Cowardly, flighty creatures. Ironically, many invertebrates are less spineless than the average horse or cow. 

You sound like you may like the animals yourself  ;)


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

I didn't even know "bronies" existed until I joined GTAForums. It has been discussed on these here forums a few times already. It's just weird imo.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:22 PM

 

They are sexually aroused by animals.

Honestly, I don't judge people who are into bestiality, but I cannot understand why you'd be attracted to herbivores. Cowardly, flighty creatures. Ironically, many invertebrates are less spineless than the average horse or cow. 

You sound like you may like the animals yourself  ;)

 

 

 

They are sexually aroused by animals.

Honestly, I don't judge people who are into bestiality, but I cannot understand why you'd be attracted to herbivores. Cowardly, flighty creatures. Ironically, many invertebrates are less spineless than the average horse or cow. 

You sound like you may like the animals yourself  ;)

 

Typhus isn't interested in anything of sexual nature.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:24 PM

Dat ass.

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:31 PM

Dat ass.

 

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