Author Topic: Ponies.  (Read 35510 times)

The Schaef

  • Guest
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2011, 04:07:13 PM »
0
It's not without its charm but the older shows were better.  The imaginary friends in Foster's were original and creative characters, and the PPG were strongly tongue-in-cheek from start to finish, as demonstrated above.  The Ponies are better as an Internet meme than as a TV show, since the appeal to bronies is deeply ironic.

Offline The Warrior

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2407
  • Resident of The Internet.
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2011, 05:33:58 PM »
0
I Would Just like to Say that if you are Not Particularly Interested in the Show as a show or a meme That's Fine, as long as you don't hate Verbally. :)  :preach:
Wanderer of the Web.

Offline Lamborghini_diablo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9204
  • 16d7h45m30s - It finally happened.
    • -
    • East Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2011, 05:51:06 PM »
0
The Ponies are better as an Internet meme than as a TV show, since the appeal to bronies is deeply ironic.

I will say a select handful of the fan creations are even better than the show itself. (Just.... stay away from the fan fiction.... though that should be a general rule about ANY subject)

I Would Just like to Say that if you are Not Particularly Interested in the Show as a show or a meme That's Fine, as long as you don't hate Verbally. :)  :preach:

Agreed. If someone doesn't like it, I can understand.

The thing that bugs me the most... is when people who don't like it talk down to you for it. It's no different then say, women listening to death metal. Sure it doesn't fit the " gender stereotypes," but I see no reason why liking something like this could be considered "bad."

And, for the record, this is the only "girly" thing I truely enjoy. I still listen to my metal (while looking at pony related things... can't help but laugh when I do this), still play my first person shooters... so you don't have to worry about me because I like this show.  :P

Offline Minister Polarius

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15921
  • Grand Minister of Music and Video Games
    • -
    • East Central Region
    • Macclelland Music
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2011, 07:43:08 PM »
0
I think it's a combination of gender and age. Nobody gets down on you for liking Angry Beavers, even though it's a kids show. Nobody gets down on you for liking Adelle, even though she's more of a chick artist. The problem comes when you start liking something for little girls.
I am not talking about T2 unless I am explicitly talking about T2. Also Mayhem is fine now somehow!

Offline YourMathTeacher

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
    • -
    • Southeast Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2011, 07:55:53 PM »
0
The problem comes when you start liking something for little girls.

My wife and I enjoyed watching Kim Possible before we had a daughter. In fact, here in Orlando, every age enjoys just about everything on The Disney Channel, which has a target audience of little girls.
My wife is a hottie.

Offline COUNTER_SNIPER

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 759
  • I want an image in my signature :/
    • -
    • East Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2011, 09:41:05 PM »
+1
I can't believe that I'm hearing teenage guys (in fact intelligent strategic teenage guys) talking about actually LIKING a TV show about My Little Ponies.

Either this is one of the biggest trolls ever, or the universe just exploded.


I don't think it is very fair for you to pass judgment on these guys without ever having watched the show yourself. I have never seen this particular show, but I rather enjoyed the old Pokemon TV show, even though so many Christians were quick to judge. Especially now, as a father, I find myself more open to at least watch shows targetting a younger demographic before dismissing it as "only for girls." Granted I have a young daughter, so my opinion is somewhat biased, but I think so many people miss out on entertaining media because of perceived stereotypes. For those of us who watched Princess Bride, we know how a movie that may seem "girly" actually appeals to men quite favorably.

FTR, even Lord of the Rings had trolls, so they can't be all bad.


Are my eyes deceiving me or did the Forum Jester just get serious?  :o

As far as MLP goes, I choose to be stereotypical and slice away at the masculinity of those guys who are watching a show based off of little girls' toys.  ???

I also choose to do this knowing I haven't seen the show and have abandoned all signs of sensitivity and weakness because I'm a guy and that's the way we are: insensitive, emotionless, and uncaring creatures...

After reading this conversation, I need to go do something masculine and watch football  :-\



Mare gets hit by Football
[>Insert Image Here<]

Offline YourMathTeacher

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
    • -
    • Southeast Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2011, 09:46:11 PM »
0
Are my eyes deceiving me or did the Forum Jester just get serious?  :o

Apparently I was wrong about the LotR statement. All trolls are bad.   :P
My wife is a hottie.

Offline COUNTER_SNIPER

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 759
  • I want an image in my signature :/
    • -
    • East Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2011, 09:48:58 PM »
0
Are my eyes deceiving me or did the Forum Jester just get serious?  :o

Apparently I was wrong about the LotR statement. All trolls are bad.   :P

I'm a troll? Good to know.  ;D
[>Insert Image Here<]

Offline Prof Underwood

  • Redemption Elder
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8582
    • East Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2011, 09:44:56 AM »
0
My wife barely understands why one of my favorite cartoons of the last ten years features three kindergarten girls with gnarly superpowers named Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.  But she understood it even less before she saw this episode (begin around 4:52):
That particular episode of PPG was actually brilliant, and fun to watch.  However, I only know that because you posted it here before and therefore I watched it.  Even after seeing it though I'm really not interested in watching PPG on a regular basis.  Now if you posted a couple other episodes that were equally entertaining, then I'd become interested.

I checked out the 2 episodes of MLP that were recommended and they weren't anywhere close to as interesting as the PPG episode about the Beatles.

Offline The Warrior

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2407
  • Resident of The Internet.
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2011, 06:12:06 PM »
0
Thesis:
I can't believe that an internet thread got me to check out a show about My Little Ponies, or that it turned out to be A LOT better than I thought it could be.
Anti-Thesis:
I checked out the 2 episodes of MLP that were recommended and they weren't anywhere close to as interesting as the PPG episode about the Beatles.
(Which Episodes are best are really an opinion Except for the hated Season 1 premiere and a select few loved ones [In my Opinion The Season 2 Episodes are better than Any of the Season 1 Episodes {Expect maybe Winter Wrap-up or The GGGala} I Mean they Are WAY less Cheesy and {stereotypical} "Girly" and has A LOT more references  :2cents: {All Hail Discord/Q and Twilight/Gollum!  :maul: }] )

But Anyways, If you Find the older ones More Interesting, Thats Fine. :grouphug:

But But Anyways, This Thread was Meant to Be About Ponies not Bronies. I wonder If it can Recover From This Epic Derail
Wanderer of the Web.

Offline TheKarazyvicePresidentRR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15785
  • Currently undead
    • -
    • Southeast Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2011, 02:56:11 PM »
+1
No it died. I do happen to love what the fandom does when it gets ahold of ponies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM9IQ95iJlk&list=FLCX3LAdJKgLnyNJGNBRoRHA&index=2&feature=plpp_video
« Last Edit: November 04, 2011, 04:27:46 PM by TheKarazyvicePresidentRR »
Not quite a ghost...but not quite not.

Offline Lamborghini_diablo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9204
  • 16d7h45m30s - It finally happened.
    • -
    • East Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2011, 04:08:37 PM »
0
The ONLY thing that song needed was a ".... just kidding." at the end.

Also, if anyone still doubts that the show has a pretty signifigant male following, this wouldn't have been printed otherwise:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/195/128/1.jpg?1320411559 (linked because its big)

Offline The Warrior

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2407
  • Resident of The Internet.
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2011, 10:31:08 PM »
0
The ONLY thing that song needed was a ".... just kidding." at the end.

Also, if anyone still doubts that the show has a pretty signifigant male following, this wouldn't have been printed otherwise:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/195/128/1.jpg?1320411559 (linked because its big)
Well the fact is it has a largely Teen/Adult Male Following, It's just how their going to react. If i Saw Bronies and wasn't one i would probably do some wth'ing of my own but i wouldn't hate on them.
Wanderer of the Web.

Offline I am Knot a Blonde!

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 609
  • You are now breathing manually.
    • -
    • Southeast Region
    • www.google.com
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2011, 08:44:08 AM »
0
Please don't start this up again.



Please.

Offline The Warrior

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2407
  • Resident of The Internet.
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2011, 09:11:52 AM »
0
Please don't start this up again.



Please.
Why not?
Wanderer of the Web.

Offline COUNTER_SNIPER

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 759
  • I want an image in my signature :/
    • -
    • East Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2011, 08:05:23 PM »
0
Please don't start this up again.



Please.

I agree.
[>Insert Image Here<]

Offline Drrek

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 2234
  • The Bee of the Sea
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2011, 08:19:04 PM »
+1
This thread got me to look-up this series, and, after watching all the episodes, I found it to be relatively good, though some of the episodes were definitely duds to me.  In the end though, its not the best show I've ever seen, nor even the best kids show I've ever seen, its just pretty good.

Some of the fan-made stuff is pretty good, I'm particularly loving the Friendship is Dragons webcomic (basically a comic setting the show as a table-top RPG, with the players playing the characters, of course I might be a little biased if favor of it because Darths and Droids (same concept, just with Star Wars is one of my favorite comics/webcomics ever) 
The user formerly known as Easty.

Offline Smokey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3216
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2011, 08:23:28 PM »
0

Offline SomeKittens

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 8102
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2011, 09:35:26 AM »
0
This thread got me to look-up this series, and, after watching all the episodes, I found it to be relatively good, though some of the episodes were definitely duds to me.  In the end though, its not the best show I've ever seen, nor even the best kids show I've ever seen, its just pretty good.

Some of the fan-made stuff is pretty good, I'm particularly loving the Friendship is Dragons webcomic (basically a comic setting the show as a table-top RPG, with the players playing the characters, of course I might be a little biased if favor of it because Darths and Droids (same concept, just with Star Wars is one of my favorite comics/webcomics ever)
If you like Darths and Droids, check out GM of the Rings and Looking for Group.
Mind not the ignorant fool on the other side of the screen!-BubbleBoy
Code: [Select]
postcount.add(1);

Offline Drrek

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 2234
  • The Bee of the Sea
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2011, 09:19:33 PM »
0
This thread got me to look-up this series, and, after watching all the episodes, I found it to be relatively good, though some of the episodes were definitely duds to me.  In the end though, its not the best show I've ever seen, nor even the best kids show I've ever seen, its just pretty good.

Some of the fan-made stuff is pretty good, I'm particularly loving the Friendship is Dragons webcomic (basically a comic setting the show as a table-top RPG, with the players playing the characters, of course I might be a little biased if favor of it because Darths and Droids (same concept, just with Star Wars is one of my favorite comics/webcomics ever)
If you like Darths and Droids, check out GM of the Rings and Looking for Group.

I actually already read DM of the Rings, because it was linked to in the first Darths and Droids comic, though I've never heard of Looking for Group.
The user formerly known as Easty.

Offline Lamborghini_diablo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9204
  • 16d7h45m30s - It finally happened.
    • -
    • East Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2011, 10:04:01 PM »
+4
This is officially relevant now:


Offline The Warrior

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2407
  • Resident of The Internet.
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2011, 08:47:00 AM »
0
Please don't start this up again.



Please.


I agree.
Pony Hater Spotted. Firing Orbital Friendship Nuke.
Wanderer of the Web.

Offline Bobbert

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1691
  • The player formerly known as Thomas Hunter
    • -
    • North Central Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2011, 04:43:56 PM »
0
Please don't start this up again.



Please.


I agree.
Pony Hater Spotted. Firing Orbital Friendship Nuke.
(Image removed from quote.)


wow... that's synchronized to your avatar.

Fortuantely for me, you don't know where I live.  ;) Before you freak, about half my friends are Bronies, and they say I can judge since I've seen at least five episodes.
Pony Hater Hater spotted.
ANB is good. Change my mind.

Offline The Warrior

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2407
  • Resident of The Internet.
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2011, 05:25:17 PM »
0
Please don't start this up again.



Please.


I agree.
Pony Hater Spotted. Firing Orbital Friendship Nuke.
(Image removed from quote.)


wow... that's synchronized to your avatar.

Fortuantely for me, you don't know where I live.  ;) Before you freak, about half my friends are Bronies, and they say I can judge since I've seen at least five episodes.
Pony Hater Hater spotted.
No Prob, Bro. If you seen it and are like Y U LIKE PONY SHOW? Its fine as long as you watched some episodes. I Hate Prejudice.
P.S. You can disagree but please Don't Hate
P.S.S. Rainbow Pony is best Pony
« Last Edit: January 27, 2012, 04:30:36 PM by The Warrior »
Wanderer of the Web.

Offline The Warrior

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2407
  • Resident of The Internet.
    • -
    • Midwest Region
Re: Ponies.
« Reply #74 on: January 27, 2012, 04:29:45 PM »
0
Still Can't Believe Derpy Is Canon.
Wanderer of the Web.