Jan 30, 2013 at 10:41PM EST
The reason I’m not a brony anymore is because I don’t think you have to associate yourself with a fandom to like the content it’s based off of. I like the show, but that’s about it; my reasons for liking anything related are mostly for other reasons beyond it being about ponies.
However, there are other reasons why I don’t associate with the brony fandom. First off, there are far too many people in it who act arrogant and entitled, and throw a fit when they don’t get their way (I realize that this may seem hypocritical in lieu of my recent posts in the Pony General, but it’s less about complaining about Twilicorn and more about explaining my point, which I have a tendency to do to death). I also can’t stand the r34 side of things, not because it exists, but because there’s so many people in the fandom who feel that they can sexualize a children’s television show in any way they want and not get flack for it. It kind of disgusts me that beastiality and child porn equivalents are allowed to exist in what is supposed to be a very family-friendly environment. And finally, I got tired of feeling obligated to like everything that was made by a brony simply because it was made by a brony. A lot of the content out there is atrocious, and I don’t want to be held to a level of loyalty that I’m not in agreement with. Beyond that, though, I can’t stand the fanbase-sanctioned fan voice actors. It’s like the uncanny valley for me: their voices just weird me out.
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