Dr. Gregory Horse The Pony Medic wrote:
Seriously Verbose, sometimes I wish I could come up with a real good reply for your posts, but I seem to get the dumb everytime I think of it.
But just concerning on something that you mentioned, about some people feeling attracted to the show for the more orientalized look of the characters.
I believe it’s true that it have certainlly caught the attention of otakus making them bronies as well. But if some just did for the hentai, all I can do is facehoof.
I promise I don’t bite. I’m glad you wanted to respond, and I’m certainly not disappointed (not that you need my approval.)
I think the nature and activities of many people who spend time on the geeky portion of the Web make Bronydom appealing. But that’s another topic. FiM probably did catch the eyes of those who are interested in anime, but it was probably because a lot of people who watch anime also use geeky forums and found out about it there. It was potentially appealing due to the aesthetically pleasing art and animation.
And I do think Twilight looks a bit Asian, but they all have huge anime eyes. But that’s Lauren Faust’s style, period.
I’m sorry. I don’t mean to say that we’re both screwed, but we are at odds with some of our values. They may have come about through our own self-discovery or our surroundings, but we certainly aren’t thrilled with the preservation of humanity. We don’t want it to die or anything, but it may make for some difficulties in understanding us.
As for the community, it’s great. I left from my friends and family that at least humored me when I wanted to talk about anything in great detail. When I moved away, those people couldn’t always be there to listen. It made for a tolerable but really boring existence, because most people here bore me to tears.
Looking forward to new pony art, instrumental music, and episodes and talking about it and the communty AT LENGTH has been amazing. And you’re all so diverse and generally bright people. But most of all, generally polite and welcoming. As is KYM on the whole.
I’m not used to Internet interaction, let alone identification as being part of a fandom, but I’m certainly not regretting it.