Bronies were so CUTE in concept at first too
Dudes embracing femininity, loving Kids Show, very cute
How did that go wrong
when they started masturbating to cartoon female ponies
do you ever just sit around and think about how gross it is that a bunch of men took a show made for young girls, that taught them great lessons, that femininity isnt weak, the importance of girl-girl friendships, and made it all about them, their sexual fantasies, and their political theories?
I’ve never seen a post so accurately sum up all my feelings.
It’s fine for men to watch shojo anime and read shojo manga like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura.
It’s fine for men to make pornographic doujinshi of these, buy figurines, and jack off to the characters.
It’s fine for men to completely invade a Pretty Cure forum created for young girls and scare said girls away. It’s fine for these men to twist the entire fandom around themselves, its fine for them to show up to Pretty Cure events in throngs and its fine for them to frantically grab all the free handouts before any of the girls can.
It’s also fine for men to take these magical girl anime made for girls that celebrate being a girl and make them all about their pornography and which girl they most want to put their dick in. It’s fine, because theres even a cute name for them, ‘Ooki Tomodachi’ (Big Friend).
It’s fine for them to do the same with My Little Pony, of course. It’s fine that they can make the voice actors of the show uncomfortable with personal questions, its fine that they can yell out rape jokes to them at conventions, its fine that they have basically made it impossible for any of the 8 year old girls the show was made for to ever google it in public. It’s fine for them to gather in the toy stores around the pony toys and intimidate young girls. It’s fine that the whole show, created to celebrate femininity and how ‘theres no wrong way to be a girl’ is now associated with their fetishes. And its so fine that these male fans get given a cute name (‘brony’), get documentaries made about them, have newspaper article after blog post after feature talking about how they are ‘challenging gender norms’ and ‘transforming pop culture’.
But if a girl ‘trespasses’ into a male space, what happens? (Even when it isnt ‘trespassing’, in the case of Free!, in which a space was actually made for us ) We can expect such timeless classics as: degradation, ‘you’re not even a REAL fan!’ ‘I bet you dont even know ______’, all kinds of threats, and, of course, the posts you see on this blog."
“In fact, by using her wits a seemingly defenseless pony can be the one who outsmarts and outshines them all.”
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW THIS IS A KIDS TV SHOW WHERE THE ENTIRE MORAL OF AN EPISODE WAS THAT BEING FEMININE DOES NOT MAKE YOU WEAK
All I want is an episode of My Little Pony where the antagonist is male pony with a fedora cutie mark who goes around harassing everyone for pursuing their own interests instead of dating him and then the mane 6 use the elements of harmony to banish him to an actual place called the friendzone and where he is kept prisoner until he learns to appreciate having girls as friends and see them as actual people.
PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE
I don’t care how you feel about friendship or magic literally everybody needs to watch this video right now
FINALLY SOMEBODY GETS IT
This is pretty much it, good video. In fact, this video talks about one of the major conflicts a lot of girls (like me!) have in adolescence: the concept of femininity is bogged down with so much social bullshit and systematic unfairness (and believe me, even as little kids we can tell) that lots of us feel we have to reject feminine things because we don’t want any of that crap. Even if we like it.
And I suspect, this goes for boys too. Because things associated with girls are also associated with that social bullshit, and they get constantly shamed by their peers to maintain their masculinity (The ‘Fag Discourse’, from C.J. Pascoe, this is an excerpt from a book I think all bronies should read) in adolescence, so they can’t easily take coded feminine things out of their dark hole either.
I would have felt way less ashamed of myself when I was a little kid if I had discourse like this to follow.
This video is spot on, and I encourage everyone to watch it, even if you’re not a pegasister or a brony.
Applause gif that I can’t dig up right now.
Yes, yes, yes. This is exactly why I fell in love with this show.
I WAS AFRAID I WAS GOIG TO GET MAD AT THIS VIDEO BUT HOLY CRAP IT WAS SO GOOD
I DON’T CARE IF YOU DON’T WATCH THE SHOW YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS :U
[he kept saying “feminity” instead of “femininity” though omg]
Wow. I’m actually impressed.
Holy shit perfect
OH THE IRONY
LET ME WIPE YOUR POOR MALE TEARS AWAY
YOU POOR MAN
FEELING UNDERREPRESENTED IN MEDIA
I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE
make this HAPPEN!!!!
THE LAST ONE
reblogging from the grave
So my partner agreed to give ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ a go, and was unsettled that he actually mildly enjoyed it.
We had just watched the episode where all the ponies participate in the ‘Winter Round-up’: everypony helps clean up winter and bring in spring. At about one in the morning, when George gets really talkative and philosophical and I just want him to stfu and go to sleep, he goes,
"My Little Pony is like communism. Like, they all helped each other, and no one was trying to abuse the system."
I start snorting with laughter. “What, My Little Marxist? Friendship is Communism?”
“My little Communist… I used to wonder what communism could be… until Karl Marx shared its magic with me…”
So we start spouting off all the variations of “My Little Communist”, “Communism is Magic” and we’re cackling hysterically and honestly looking back it wasn’t actually that funny, but you know how it is in the early hours of the morning.
So, lesson of the day, communism does work, as long as you are a pony.
Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: My Little Pony voice actress Tara Strong was scheduled to appear at the upcoming Knoxville Comic and Anime Show, and 15-year-old mentally disabled brony Dragon and his mom, Rebecca Andrews, were looking forward to meeting her.
Then Strong canceled.
Andrews knew her son would be devastated, and she said as much on the convention’s Facebook page: “Thanks for posting. Just wish she’d cancelled before I paid for the vip pass. Now I have to figure out how to tell my disabled son he won’t be meeting Twilight.“
But Strong saw the post, called Andrews, and set up a phone call with Dragon.
Tara: Is this Dragon?
Tara: Do you know who this is?
Dragon: Yes, it’s Twilight Sparkle.
Dragon: Tara, you are so talented with all those voices you do.
Tara: Yes, yes I am, aren’t I?
Tara: (in Twilight’s voice) I love you, Dragon.
Dragon: (stunned, muttering) …love you, too, Twilight.
After the call, Andrews snapped a pic of Dragon’s expression and posted it to Facebook.
“She talked to him for about 20 minutes in all,” Andrews wrote. “[She] did every voice he asked her to do, talked a little to him about how to deal with bullies at school, and assured him that there is going to be a season 3 of My Little Pony.”
Dragon starts high school in the fall. He recently was switched to special needs classes so he won’t be subjected to bullying for liking My Little Pony.
“It’s still rather hard to believe this actually happened,” Andrews said, “even with Dragon piping up every once in a while, ‘Twilight Sparkle said she loved me.’”
Fuck yeah Tara Strong.
Fuck yeah My Little Pony.
Haters to the left.
MY LITTLE PONY GIVEAWAY TO SOMEPONY OUT THERE
*Reblog this post
*Check out my blog, I don’t post Ponies often but you might enjoy my blog so if you do, follow me? If you don’t, then don’t. :D
That is it. Simple. Reblog as many times as you’d like. The more reblogs the more chances you have to winning these fabulous ponies.
Why am I giving these ponies away?
Because I some how ended up with two of them when I ordered…
About this set: It has the main 6 ponies plus 6 other ponies that are repaints of the 6 main ones. Still cute.
NOTE: Fluttershy is just a repaint of Rainbow Dash, so it is a bit disappointing, but no less, IT IS PONIES.
CONTEST ENDS: MAY 31st.