I haven't watched the video, but I want to say that the thing that bothers me most about bronies isn't the fascination with a kid's show, or the sexual deviance, or the socially stunted people. All of that bothers me, but the thing that bothers me most is the gross, rampant consumerism of it. That these people fill up their lives with a manufactured product and gleefully buy up any crap that comes from it. That bothers me to no end.
There wasn't much brony stuff in the video. They were just acting like dorks in Boston, not going to a convention or anything. The only MLP shit in there was a toy on the dash, one of them had rainbow hair, and they used a song from the show in the video. The camera person had wore goggles, a fedora, and a collar. These people are just so dorky I wanted to take their lunch money.
Its not the same as sports. Its lame and sports are cool.
Yeah, and I'm thinking about the other videos that have shown up here, like where the guy is "reviewing" an MLP coloring book he just bought the last copy of at WalMart. That's the kind of consumerism I think Hooker means, and it's fucking weird because you can't exactly bring up MLP as small talk while waiting for a meeting to start at the office.
Someone explain Brony'dom to me. It's not a kid's show with adult appeal. It's not something child minded men would have been into when they were kids. It's not a window into a culture you imagine wouldn't despise you (anime).
What is it?
It has been argued that it is a rebellion against masculine societal norms that are forced on boys who are awkward or antagonized enough not to see the appeal of acting as such.
It's also been argued that it is a way for autistic people to learn about interacting with other human beings (the main character is essentially autistic).
The third possibility, and what I assume is the case, is that some people just like it and do not know exactly why and have given up trying to rationalize it, instead embracing it, because they can't bring themselves to be ashamed of it.
Watching any video of brony gatherings posted here (like that one that was put up a week or so back of everyone singing and dancing) is an experience beyond cringeworthy, but I can't help but feel like their utter disregard for shame and traditional dignity is kind of punk rock.
I guess what I'm saying is that the complete abandonment of modern shame and the concept of masculine behavior, though beyond awkward and beyond annoying, is abstractly but deeply punk as fuck.
PONY PUNK!!!! *BLAM*
I like the show. I guess cabbage is right, on that its something I can't quite explain, but I'm not rebelling against society's view of masculinity. I shoot guns, kill fish, watch wrasslin, make badass music. I'm just a cartoon fan and find it to have good witty moments.
I'm not in the fandom I just watch the show. I couldn't imagine myself singing at a gathering with those dorks. I'd be fighting the urge to deliver massive wedgies.
I'm not upset, just disappointed. I'm a poe-red veteran, Caminante used to keep it clean. Wanda was cute. I liked Prop Girl. Pomf is this internet's generation Baby Fuck. You revealed your trashy side, it's the proof everyone needed to ostracize you back in the day. JUST SAYIN
I never made the main character autism connection. That does explain things.
Poe-red veteran?! A coward like you has no right to call themselves that!
I'm a coward because I don't approve of grown men posting a song about fucking a child? ooooooookay.
Of course they're from Connecticut.
This shit is not worth either my scorn or praise.
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