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KYM Pony General V: We Just Don't Know What Went Wrong

Last posted Jul 01, 2012 at 04:43PM EDT. Added Feb 19, 2012 at 11:27PM EST
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Ric Tesla wrote:

>That feel when my birthday is September 9th.
I’m going to have some pony to time how long I have before they get me.
But I’ll enjoy every second of it.

>That feel when I become mortal enemies with Octavia.

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Jun 23, 2012 at 08:19AM EDT
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Ric Tesla wrote:

>That feel when my birthday is September 9th.
I’m going to have some pony to time how long I have before they get me.
But I’ll enjoy every second of it.

Stuck on an Island with Derpy?


Awwww yeah….

Jun 23, 2012 at 10:27AM EDT
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Ric Tesla wrote:

>That feel when my birthday is September 9th.
I’m going to have some pony to time how long I have before they get me.
But I’ll enjoy every second of it.

I’m Mortal enemies with nightmare moon….I am sooooooo fucked.

Jun 23, 2012 at 10:41AM EDT

@badsitrep
You lucky fuck gentleman
If only my birthday was may 6 or june 6….
@doctor
Its not that bad, i mean just get celestia to rebanish her to the moon, or use the elements of harmony

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Jun 23, 2012 at 10:44AM EDT
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@Derpy
Well at least you aren’t Mortal enemies with nightmare moon..

Jun 23, 2012 at 10:50AM EDT

aerolyt wrote:

Did you guys see this yet?

Is the unique IP count finally a definitive estimate of the size of bronydom? Granted, many people may have multiple IPs, and many of those may not be bronies, per se, but then there’s the people that are bronies that have never visited EqD. So maybe slice off a million and I think that’s how many bronies there are. Holy crap.

It’s a start, but you’d need some other information to get a decent estimate. On a large site of this nature, how often will people just randomly click it and not be bronies? Do bots have their own unique IP’s? How many people go there to log-in and troll (especially when anonymous posting was allowed)? How many people are small kids or parents looking for FiM content online and aren’t outside of the target demographic (specifically, age)? What about dynamic IP’s?

6,400,000 unique visitors. If you’re like me, then you can look to where I’ve commented from on Ponibooru. 38 different IP’s, and I haven’t done anything to change it. Granted, I have posted from other places, but I can only think of 3, and at the very most 10. So let’s say that I, just one user, has 20 unique IP’s. If you have an account on Ponibooru or another site that documents where you log in from or comment from, check to see how many IP’s you have. If most people are like me and have, what I’m guessing is, a dynamic IP, then you’d have to divide that number by at least 20.
 
>320,000. Straight off the top.


At this point in the fandom, I’m sure most people who identify as bronies have been to EqD at least once. They may never return, and they may hate the commenters there, but they’re in that total as well even if they say they’ve never visited. To be in that 6,400,000, all you have to do is visit just once. There aren’t many bronies, who are from an Internet-based fandom (meaning that we all have access to the ‘Net) that have never visited Equestria Daily. It’s the single largest hub of the fandom. I doubt 1,000 bronies are like that, but let’s add 10,000 in case I’m wrong.
 
>330,000


Sure, there are those who trolled and became bronies. Tons of people are like that. But you know that trolls are still out there. I couldn’t tell you how many, but I think we could all agree that there are many. They were some of the ones who IP’s are listed from when EqD allowed Anon posting in the comments. You have to consider that as well.
 
Also note why else a person would end up on Equestria Daily. Horse rider? You type in “Equestrian” and may slip up and get to “Equestria.” Your first result would be EqD. Parents going for MLP news who don’t even know about bronies click the first links on My Little Pony. Their IP’s are in there as well.

And don’t forget about MLP fans who don’t care about the difference among the generations and came to or come to EqD. They were the MLP community possibly 20 years or more before bronies came along, and they were certainly sizable. If they’re looking for FiM news specifically, then they may go to EqD without being bronies.


tl;dr

I’d be very surprised if there were half a million bronies worldwide.


Apparently, this causes feels.

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Jun 23, 2012 at 12:16PM EDT
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HEY KIDS, KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?!? IT’S TIME FOR Takashi’s FIFTHS’ PONY MUSIC PARODY! TODAY IS DASHIE B. GOODE!

Deep down Equestria close to Ponyville
Way up in the sky where the birds like to chill
There stood a cloud house light as feathers and ash
Where lived a pegasus by name of Rainbow Dash
She never graduated at the top of her class
But when she’s flappin her wings, Goddamn she goes fast

Go, Go Dashie Go, Go *
*Go Dashie Go, Go

Go,Dashie, Go, Go
Go, Dashie, Go, Go
Dashie B. Goode

She used to work a job giving sun and rain
But from her stunts and tricks she could not refrain
She’d twirl and zoom and she’s drop and spin
Makes standing around feel like a deadly sin
All the ponies on the ground would shout and cry
Good lord, that little mare can fly!

Chorus

Her friends all told her “Honey, you don’t need no colt.”
One day you’ll be the leader of the Wonder Bolts
Many ponies coming from miles around
To watch you in the air til the sun goes down
Maybe someday your name will be in the lights
Saying Dashie B. Goode tonight

Chorus

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Jun 23, 2012 at 12:27PM EDT
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@Verbose

Hmm, very interesting. I know I’ve used the site from at least four different devices, and a few of them definitely use a dynamic IP. I’m sure there are plenty of people who use only one device though, particularly if they’re not total internet junkies like most of us. It’s kind of hard to tell what the average IP count is, but I’d still wager that you’re correct in estimating bronies to be somewhere in the six digit range.

Of course, that’s not the only interesting thing about the available statistics. Many have observed how much faster the 200,000,000 mark was reached than 100,000,000. What I’d really like to see is the exact shape of that growth curve, since that would tell us roughly how much impact season 2 had on interest levels.


Unrelated: In honor of your trollific new name, here’s a picture of Fluttershy sleeping.

Now let me hear you YAY!

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Jun 23, 2012 at 12:44PM EDT
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Hmm… I’ll have to think about this, but my memory is a bit foggy.

The last boss I fought was either Marx Soul from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Or, The Marker from Dead Space 2, along with thousands of necromorphs trying to stop me.

They’re fucked either way.

Jun 23, 2012 at 01:40PM EDT
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@Fifths
Very nice!
Why has no one yet combined this:

With this?:

Close enough:

@Zarathh
Well, I just finished Shadow of the Colossus so…

Considering that he’s pretty much as big as Ponyville itself, this may be a problem, although technically they can just fly up and stab him in the head.

Jun 23, 2012 at 02:03PM EDT
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@Zarathh

Yep. Equestria is doomed.

EDIT:
Also, for the record, they could totally take on thousands of necromorphs. Pinkie is well equipped to take on such a task.

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Jun 23, 2012 at 02:04PM EDT
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@Zarathh
Marauder Sheilds

I would’ve said Harbinger, but Bioware decided that they would rather have a regular class enemy as a final boss instead of an awesome mega insect robot alien squid who shoots multiple yellow beams from his eyes

Jun 23, 2012 at 02:36PM EDT
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I’m not sure if Pinkie would do anything like this, but I won’t put it against her.

Jun 23, 2012 at 02:46PM EDT
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@Thor
I usually have a high tolerance for this sort of shit, but in this case:



DO NOT WANT!

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Jun 23, 2012 at 03:25PM EDT
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@Thor
That is technically porn.
Read the rules
No porn
The difference between that and the Lyra plush is the Lyra one had just….a hole. Nothing else.
That, however, is obviously supposed to resemble a part of female genitalia.
Please remove that. If you’re going to show us, please link it instead.

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Jun 23, 2012 at 03:26PM EDT

The quoted post has been deleted.

No, that thing’s overboard. It’s basically a fleshlight slammed in a plushie. Please delete your post.

If anyone spots that NSFW Twilight plushie being posted again in the image gallery, please notify me and I’ll remove it. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’ll know when you see it. I’ll check after the weekend if it’s perhaps related to the famous Lyra Plushie. But I doubt it, knowing the fact it’s not from the same creator.

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Jun 23, 2012 at 03:35PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

No, that thing’s overboard. It’s basically a fleshlight slammed in a plushie. Please delete your post.

If anyone spots that NSFW Twilight plushie being posted again in the image gallery, please notify me and I’ll remove it. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’ll know when you see it. I’ll check after the weekend if it’s perhaps related to the famous Lyra Plushie. But I doubt it, knowing the fact it’s not from the same creator.

got it

Jun 23, 2012 at 03:47PM EDT
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DeadParrot222 wrote:

So, uh, guys?
Guys?
Like, guys?
I… I think I’m dead…

SOURCE

wait you were alive?

Jun 23, 2012 at 04:06PM EDT
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@DeadParrot

@Thor

sigh One day my curiosity will kill us both.

Could you throw up the link to the thing everyone is freaking the fuck out over?

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Jun 23, 2012 at 04:08PM EDT
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@Zarathh about the last boss in the last video game I played.
Well I play RTS games and they don’t have any good distinct bosses what so ever in them so ima go farther back to Metroid fusion.

Well shit…I hope those ponies got some good Ice beams to destroy the Omega Metroid… I think Twilight will make up a spell of some sort.

Jun 23, 2012 at 04:44PM EDT
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Ah, Nar Shaddaa…
Hutt world. Still part of the Empire officially, but not really cared for. Notorious though, got a lot of the galaxy’s worst stuff. Red Light Sector, Gang wars…
Anyway, my Imperial superiors called me over here in regards to my contract. They like me close, but not too close. Should be back by tommorrow. But I found time to post here.
I see Thor had an issue. Glad I didn’t see it.
Miss you. See ya soon.
@Last boss in a game?
Shaak Ti in “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed”. Kicked her sorry butt in seconds, even though I had to start over my save (therefore I have low force powers). But finding most of the holocrons the last two levels helped beef up my character, so it was an easier duel.

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Jun 23, 2012 at 05:47PM EDT
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DeadParrot222 wrote:


The video description is suitably crazy as well.

“And while I’m at it bronies WILL YOU PLEASE BE FRIENDS WITH ME?!?”

Mfw:

ALL OF MY YES!

Jun 23, 2012 at 05:50PM EDT
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Ric Tesla wrote:

@Zarathh about the last boss in the last video game I played.
Well I play RTS games and they don’t have any good distinct bosses what so ever in them so ima go farther back to Metroid fusion.

Well shit…I hope those ponies got some good Ice beams to destroy the Omega Metroid… I think Twilight will make up a spell of some sort.

get hacks
use hacks
????
profit

Jun 23, 2012 at 06:33PM EDT
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@Deadparrot
Last I remember, you died from that lyra licking a sugarcube gif….

So you became a zombie after that?
>.>
Lay off the bath salts, man.

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Jun 23, 2012 at 07:10PM EDT
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@Thor & Zarathh
I’LL DIE AS MUCH AS I DAMN WELL PLEASE!

Just in case you didn’t click on that source link to see, those are mine!
And if I can’t totally freak out over seeing my own plushie commission finally completed, than what can I do?

Jun 23, 2012 at 07:19PM EDT
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DeadParrot222 wrote:

@Thor & Zarathh
I’LL DIE AS MUCH AS I DAMN WELL PLEASE!

Just in case you didn’t click on that source link to see, those are mine!
And if I can’t totally freak out over seeing my own plushie commission finally completed, than what can I do?

You’re getting the smaller RD for free or something? Because last time it wasn’t there.

And it still lacks the CMC cape.

Jun 23, 2012 at 07:54PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

You’re getting the smaller RD for free or something? Because last time it wasn’t there.

And it still lacks the CMC cape.

Not free, the creator had just run out of RD blue when I posted the first time so she hadn’t made it yet. I had asked for a little Dashie doll like Scootaloo would have made for herself along the lines of this:

And the CMC cape is there…
Are you having trouble seeing from where you are?

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Jun 23, 2012 at 08:03PM EDT
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@DeadParrot
=Opens box=
=Finds RD, small RD, and scoots=
=Bonus pony=
Parrot- Whats this?
=Extra pony is Lyra=
Parrot- Alright, why did I get th-
=sees the plot has a hole in it=

Jun 23, 2012 at 08:16PM EDT
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I’m back, people, and I’m only slightly insane from the withdrawal. I’m gonna skip my contribution to you heretic scum suggesting Celestia isn’t a powerful god-queen.

@Birthday chart thing:

Married to Spike.

I mind much less than I should.

@Zar with the villain in Ponyville pic:

The Moon Moth from Dark Souls.

RUN EVERYPONY! RUN!!!!!

@Pyro:

They should get Gaston and Saxton Hale to be the Old Spice guy at least once.

I would die.

@Deadparrot:

MFW:

Also, that Pinkielicious video is damn awesome.

@Popper:

>2012
>Doing shit on NS
>Not for the Republic
>Get on my level

Jun 23, 2012 at 10:15PM EDT
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@megalolzors

Oh shit, I thought it was just a still image when I originally saw it. Man, there is DEFINATELY a sexual element to that picture.

@Deadparrot

Tell the truth DeadParrot. It wasn’t enough that you’re getting a Dash plush and I’m not, you had to get a SECOND one just to spite me. Whatever man, I get closer to finishing the portal everyday, and soon you will understand what it means to have your jimmies rustled.

Jun 23, 2012 at 10:40PM EDT
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Okay, this is my goodbye for the week. I have to go to summer camp for all of next week. I’ll be back next Saturday. I’m just giving you guys a heads up. I’ll miss you all while I’m gone. So yeah, bye.

Jun 23, 2012 at 11:19PM EDT
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@Zarathh
What a coincidence. I’m going camping as well, though I’ll only be gone for three days. I guess this will be the last thing I’ll post for a while.
@last boss in a video game

I’m not to worried. I think they can handle it.

Jun 24, 2012 at 12:22AM EDT
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Uh… I don’t remember the last boss I beat(sigh) I wish I could play more games again. Mabye Galacticus, so they are fucked I guess. Not much they can do, and the power of friendship won’t mean shit to a guy who eats worlds.

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Jun 24, 2012 at 02:23AM EDT
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i had a shitload of stuff i wanted to say, but i’m way too bored and tired to say any of it.
okay i lied, i’ll get one thing out of the way.

Deadparrot, i read Tiny Wings and… i… oh fuck it, that was beautiful. for real, that was amazing. it was sweet, written really well with almost no spelling or grammar mistakes at all. not only was the pacing awesome and everything else, but you really spent time on being descriptive and actually painting the story in my mind. and of course the narrative itself was a great read and i enjoyed every moment of it, at least when i wasn’t sad XD

i think Scootaloo should get some steampunk wings, that’d be awesome :D

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Jun 24, 2012 at 02:24AM EDT
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@August
Scootaloo! To the sky!

Thanks for reading!
I did spend a whole lot of time on trying to make it as good as I could, so I really love hearing that people liked it!
(Why can’t I stop watching that video you posted?! APPLEBLOOMAPPLEBLOOMAPPLEBLOOM!)

Holy crap!
This is a real game!

Download here: CLICK IT!
Only four relatively short levels, but damn it’s fun!

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Jun 24, 2012 at 02:46AM EDT
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Here’s a game we can play. Say who your favorite pony is and describe them (briefly) in a way that makes them sound terrible.

Applejack: She kicks trees for a living.

Jun 24, 2012 at 02:55AM EDT
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Verbose, the most rabid Fluttershy fan ever wrote:

tl;dr

I’d be very surprised if there were half a million bronies worldwide.

And I still think that’s far too low an estimate.

Mine would be closer to 1 million. And before you say “that’s too big!”, 1 million is fucking nothing in the grand scheme of things. Especially considering the combined population of the United States and Europe (the two regions with the largest concentration of ponies) and the sheer amount of content that the fandom produces.

It’s either the fandom is larger than you estimate. Or it’s uncharacteristically creative.

Popperfett wrote:

I’d assume it’s the same things as Narnia in “the Chronicles of Narnia”
The name “Narnia” applies to both the entire world and a country within it (the others being Archenland and Calmoren). I’d say the world is called “Equestria”, but the land of the ponies (bearing the same name) is merely a nation within it.

I think it’s been mentioned that the actual country they live in is “The Kingdom of Canterlot”

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Jun 24, 2012 at 02:57AM EDT
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@Brony population:

I’d estimate about 800k, to be honest. I wouldn’t put it so low as to be immensely insignificant, even on the ‘net, because we have a lot of saturation. We don’t have a global domination level of effect, but we do have a lot of spread and notability. I wouldn’t go as far to say multi-million, or even one million, to be honest, but we’re damn close, and growing.

@Edan:

Celestia: She likes cake.

Also, I’ve gone so far in my fanboyism of Celestia that I founded a whole covenant based on helping others to PRAISE THE SUN!!!! If only I could be so gloriously incandescent.

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Jun 24, 2012 at 03:44AM EDT
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I’d be very surprised if the brony population is less than a million. Ponies are everywhere on the internet, and one doesn’t simply post/create pony stuff without being a brony. Not all bronies are vocal and active, imo most just lurk and visit EQD once a month or so at best.

Having that in mind 6mil unique visitors doesn’t look all that far fetched. My estimate would be 1-5 million considering that some EQD visits were made by mistake or by trolls/non-bronies. 300k is just tiny, keeping in mind that most people just lurk and that US population alone is 1/3 billion.

Jun 24, 2012 at 06:01AM EDT
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