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Any Bronies on here?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BobThePizzaBoy, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I know I've made a number of wisecracks about Bronies and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on here before but I think it's time to come forward and really say it since there hasn't been a thread to do so, but yes, I am in fact, a Brony.

    I am a very new addition to the herd, I only started really watching this show a month and a half ago, but I'm loving what I've seen. I tried to watch it over last summer since it was after Fraggle Rock reruns on The Hub but just couldn't get into it. Back in January, a friend of mine encouraged me to watch it so I watched half an episode and I was hooked.

    I don't care what people say, this show is great. In a world where television animation is basically obnoxious SpongeBob... then a lot of 0 effort CG tripe, it's so great to see a cartoon that isn't afraid to be as creative, funny and entertaining as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Now, seriously, I can't be the only Brony on here. :shifty:
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  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Dan Vs needs more love. I honestly do not see what is so great and wonderful about about MLP. Maybe someone can explain it to me. I dont want to hear the typical "its just a great show! watch it!" I have watched it. I do not think its a bad show, but I am failing to see what is so special about it:confused:
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The internet meme of the show is based basically on the fact that it's weird that guys watch it. That explains that...

    but I have yet to see that series. I'm totally loving Wow Wow Wubbzy, in the way that it's a preschool series and I'm strangely a savant for kiddy shows for some reason.

    Now, I do like the story behind the Pony series, Laura Faust (the wife of PPG creator Craig McCracken, and the head writer of Foster's Home for Imaginary friends) was ticked off at the quality of girls' shows. Now, considering I'm a fan of both PPG and FHFIF, I'm willing to give it a shot.

    That said, I had some Ponies when I was a toddler...
  4. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    For me personally, I really just like the style the show executes itself in. I've never seen any of the other animated MLP incarnations except some vague recollections of a cartoon on the Disney Channel so I have nothing to really compare it to. I just like the brand of humor it uses in an average episode. That's mostly what I like about it, that we have this cartoon about talking ponies that should be for little girls but here it is being legitimately funny. Of course, what's funny for me may not be funny for, say, you, so this show is really up to the viewer.

    Dan Vs. I've been meaning to watch, it seems like the creators really enjoy working with these characters in animation and from what I've heard, it shows in the work. I'll try to check when it's on and I'll get back to you on my thoughts. :)
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  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Thank you for giving me a logical reason behind liking it. Whenever I ask someone what it is that makes it so great, I usually hear "because it just is" :/
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm a guy, so when I say this, it's going to sound strange... but let's face it. Girls have some pretty rubbish shows. I mean, at worst you get something as terrible as Bratz, which should NEVER have been a cartoon series EVER. Terrible role models, that show. I recently, as one of my YT friends posted it, a Rainbow Bright cartoon. Every character was flaccid and pointless and dreadfully dull except for the bad guy, who REALLY should have had his own cartoon series. Then there was a cartoon so bad I YTP's it... Maxie's World. A cheap knockoff of Barbie with zero personality and plasticly preachy about anorexia. And it was written by a GUY! The same guy who would write the Mama Luigi episode of SMW.

    To make matters worse, we have to add positive female role models into boys cartoons. That isn't terrible when it's organic, say Teen Titans or any incarnation of X-Men or something. But least we forget Venus the fifth turtle who had no personality, and seemed perfectly token? How come the female role models in boys cartoons are infinitely stronger than half the vapid stars of female programming? That's why I hold Pepper Ann in such high regard. That's the BEST girl's cartoon out there.

    So I'm guessing Ponies is a refreshingly humorous program in a sea of gender biased mediocrity.
  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    That's always the way. Take an oppressed minority and make them ten times better than the group to make up for past prejudices. And it's almost always a bad idea because audiences just end up resenting that character for being too perfect.

    As far as My Little Ponies, I did watch it all the time growing up. I had several of the toys which my dog later destroyed, lol. Overall my memories of MLP was the ponies could be very catty and often reminded me of the nasty girls in grammar school, lol.
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I've never watched MLP, but Sgt. Floyd, I've only seen a handful of episodes of Dan Vs., but they've really impressed me. It reminds me a lot of Regular Show in that they are both cartoons for an older audience that don't rely on either gross-out/dirty humor or just an endless series of pop culture jokes, they actually have a thought-out plot and characters.
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    it kinda irritates me that everyone is all "PONIEEESSSS!!!" and yet people cry and whine about how there aren't any good cartoons, yet Dan Vs compares to a lot of shows from the 90s and manages to be funny without pointless gross out humor. It makes me scratch my head as to why there aren't more fans. But this thread is about ponies and not my bitterness that Dan Vs isn't more popular :D

    But yeah, I agree that MLP is one of the few decent shows for girls and one of the best children's shows period.
  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen much of "Dan Vs.", but I wouldn't mind seeing more; it's not On Demand very often. It's a pretty fine show, but I do recall not liking some of the jokes in the Burgerphile episode (basically the running gag of the manager getting sent back somewhere, I don't recall where, but it was like Maine or Boston or something).
  11. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Coincidentally I thought that one was the worst episode
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I've seen about 3 or 4 of them, so I can't really judge. I kinda hope the more I see, the more I'd like the Dan character. I despise characters who do the completely wrong thing and get no comeuppance for it (i.e CARTMAN). But, Dan is always right in the episodes I've seen, so I don't know if he's ever been wrong yet.
  13. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Be on the lookout for The Monster Under the Bed episode then. It also has a nice jab at all the weird Dan and Chris pairings on DeviantArt XD
  14. kyunkyua

    kyunkyua Well-Known Member

    *points to avatar* What do YOU think?
    I haven't been watching it lately, though. It's kinda hard when Boomerang only shows it at 7 AM and the Slingbox sucks up all the internet bandwidth. But I still collect the toys religiously. :p
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If you look at any given super hero show about a super hero team, there's always a good amount of strong female characters there. X-Men had Storm, Jean Grey, Rouge, Jubilee... all organic characters with organic flaws. Believable ones. Even in other incarnations of the show. Very strong females. Same thing with Teen Titans and Young Justice... any time there's a woman in a super hero team, they're very strongly written characters.

    Even both TMNT incarnations with that tough April O'Neil. As a reporter and as a scientist (I kinda like science April better). Though I will say the 80's cartoon had her as a damsel in distress a little often, she's much more of a fighter in the newer series.

    I don't think I need to say Sally Acorn or Bunnie Rabbot from SatAm Sonic. Sonic X's Amy, however, falls into a culture thing about Japanese Housewife-ness that i don't want to go into... but Sally was a very strong character, still is to this day in the comics...(SPOILER for comic you probably won't read) until Eggman robotisized her...

    But with cartoons specifically for girls, picking out a positive role model is a contest to pick the one with the most personality in a field of bland, one note-ness. It's so hypocritical to have strong women in guy's shows and weak little personality devoid fashionistas and cute things that don't actually do anything.

    Watching 90% of my cartoons on Youtube, nothing gets on my nerves half as much as "Oooh all kartoonz now iz teh stupit." Trust your local failed animator who spent money he'll never be able to pay off in college studying the stuff. What makes a cartoon bad should be universal. Everything I see is matter of taste. I do complain about a lot of things, but I'm very open minded to cartoon series and animations. The only "bad" I see currently are those preschool shows where they sit around answering their own questions. Regular Show and Adventure Time are matter of taste. I'm not liking Fish Hooks at all, though... I guess it's for little kids or something. I will say everyone hated Allen Gregory... that show was just terrible in all counts, and I could give a review, but I don't wanna. But I've seen truly terrible stuff from every decade and heard horror stories of the 70's (sitcom ripoffs, Scooby rip offs and Archie Ripoffs... oh my!) and there isn't any cartoon on today (at least for the 6-11 market) that makes me question humanity. I'm starting to think it's a quantity issue. We're actually getting less cartoons, so law of averages, we're getting less bad cartoons.

    I mean, the 90's gave us great classics that changed the medium forever, and we take it all for granted. Ren and Stimpy, Animaniacs, The Simpsons, Batman TAS... but it also gave us a lot of terrible movie adaptions (Free Willy? You kidding?) and almost so bad they're funny TMNT ripoffs (Stone Protectors anyone?). Not to mention a kiddified cartoon based on a 14+ rated video game (guess which one).
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I was recently schooled by a Bronie. At first I'd thought he was pulling my leg, but yes - there are a lot of fellas (most hetero, some otherwise) who enjoy MLP enough to have conventions and I think that's a great thing. I don't find it personally appealing. Heck, personally I don't find the animation quality or shrill voices of the Muppet Babies particularly appealing, but apparently both programs strike at a nostalgia and innocence lacking in much of today's entertainment. MLP also has some humor for grown-ups that include Big Lebowski references and whatnot. I'm certain quality writing and animation are present with Faust behind the scenes of this recent relaunch.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know... other than the fact half of it being a meme is because it's weird that 20+ something grown men are watching a little girl's show, it's nice to see that girl's programming is coming such a long way that guys like it too. Other than that big whole thing about the problems with girl cartoons, the big shock was that every girl I knew grew up watching the NOT girls' stuff like TMNT and Transformers. Though I know quite a few dedicated girls that woke up on 6:30 Sunday Mornings to watch the crummy dub of Sailor Moon. I hate gender segregation in animation and children's toys. Especially since there are so many things that are gender neutral like Spongebob and Fairly OddParents.

    You know, some one caught me watching the Mad parody episode "My Little Warhorse" and accused me of watching the real show... then I pointed out TinTin's appearance. I wonder how accurate that parody was. Even the Ponies looked pretty much the same, and they ruthlessly stylize everything else, usually.
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  18. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well Fairly Odd Parents started out really good, but then it just got so sexist and disturbing that I'd never let a daughter anywhere near it, lol. It's a shame, but audiences have learned to settle for less in recent years and accept inferior products as quality.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's probably when one of the creators left the series, right? I don't know. All I've seen of FOP were based on the crappy DVD's Nick sold including the first half of the sixth season. Man, I hope Shout releases it season by season. I've never seen any episodes I'd say are really that bad.

    But when a creator leaves, the shows always start to decline greatly.

    Still, I really hate how we have this gender segregation in our pop culture when it comes to kids. Half of it is understandable. Little kids don't really have a broad view of things and they don't have tastes that are refined until they're a little older. So the majority of little girls go to princesses and the majority of little boys go to toy cars and things like that. I absolutely hate that up until I was a preschooler, I liked the colors and flashiness of girl's programming over things like He-Man... but then again I also greatly appreciated Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, and Looney Tunes. And this was the syndicated stuff that often times wasn't censored. By all means, I should be a HUGE racist, but I'm not.

    Little kids don't really know or care about gender segregation until they're a little older. Some just don't care, some are galvanized... some kids are completely different from the majority. Like I said, a lot of girls surprisingly grew up to be Transformer and TMNT fans. I've seen junior's t-shirts. There's more variety of 1980's nostalgic T-shirts in girl's shirts than boy's shirts, especially in certain stores.
  20. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    i am a huge brony. (brohoof!):)

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