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Last posted Jul 06, 2014 at 04:08PM EDT. Added Apr 19, 2013 at 12:22AM EDT
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I was about to say the same thing. Ahh new page! What should be posted now?

Aug 21, 2013 at 09:45PM EDT
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vintiezre wrote:

I was about to say the same thing. Ahh new page! What should be posted now?

Why not human Applejack?

Aug 21, 2013 at 09:49PM EDT
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@Cringe Videos. I made it to 10 seconds of each video. Any longer and I’d have to castrate myself with a dull rusty butter knife….or Sandpaper.

@Jimmy Lethal’s Cringe Picture. Dear god can people please STOP reposting that picture here? Especially when people here have asked time and time again to stop posting that kind of stuff?

Aug 21, 2013 at 10:00PM EDT
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Jimmy Lethal wrote:

Why not human Applejack?

So it’s a human background-pony page?

(It’s funny because they both get barely any / zero episodes)

(Now laugh >:[ )

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Aug 21, 2013 at 10:00PM EDT
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2spooky the invisible windigo wrote:

Hi, just checking in-

I’m just gonna back away and come back when there’s less weird shit mmkay?

Back only when there’s less weird shit?

“And they never saw Windigo With Salad again . . . "

Aug 21, 2013 at 10:07PM EDT
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Are we posting best human again? Perfect lets do that instead of cringe.

I don’t like cringing. I can’t even begin to look at that video of that stupid kid spilling spaghetti all over his dad. I just can’t.

Feel sorry for the freaking dad.

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Aug 22, 2013 at 12:08AM EDT
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Windigo with salad said:

I’m just gonna back away and come back when there’s less weird shit mmkay?

Don’t blame us. Blame Blue Screen. He’s the one that turned the thread into /kym/ with his cumming inside Rainbow Dash. We just adapted

If we’re shifting away from /kym/ and back into the reguar thread, then how bout a failed discussion?

We’ve seen over the last few days the tumblr drama over Molestia, but that was mostly contained on one site. With season four on the horizon, what is most likely thing to cause the next shitstorm?

My money’s on either a leak that reveals something big, or the intro having Twilicorn in it. The two part premiere is looking really good, so it’s doubtful that’ll directly cause it. There’s always the unpredictable nature of the fandom and its “celebraties” that could spark one.

The absolute doomsday one though, has to be Fimfiction getting a C&D notice due to Knighty deciding to sell some merch. Even with the logo redesign (which doesn’t look that great), I still have to wonder, if the logo is the only thing to worry about, why doesn’t fanfiction.net sell merch? A Hasbro C&D would be apocalyptic (Fimfiction has 90,000 users, all of whose jimmies would be hit) and it would severely rustle my very own jimmies. It would be the shitstorm to end all shitstorms.

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Aug 22, 2013 at 12:11AM EDT
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I’m not too sure about Hasbro going against t-shirts entirely. Now, I don’t know exactly how corporate laws work, however I slightly doubt they’ll issue it for that. Then again, it seems like a risky step to take. As for shitstorms, I’m unsure what could occur next. I’m taking your predictions as the most probable, to be honest. Either way, I’m ready for them to say the least.

Aug 22, 2013 at 12:30AM EDT
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@TSG

How is it my fault? All I did was make a IWTCIRD joke.

YOU are the one who proposed a cringe thread which lead to Spaghetti, Scat and Daipers. YOU could have prevented this. This is YOUR fault


Anyway…

My money’s on either a leak that reveals something big, or the intro having Twilicorn in it

I agree. Now that Twilights an alicorn, they’ll need to edit that in there.

We’ve already pointed out that people are willing to shitstorm over Twilicorn and the intro (I don’t even understand why anyone cares about the intro. The MLP intro was always too fruity. I skip over it.)

As soon as we see that intro, it’s going to be a double whammy of jimmy rustling. No doubt about that. People will forget Molestia and start complaining about it instead.

If not the intro, any big revealed change will do the job like if anything EqG related makes it in.

That reminds me, is EqG still non-canon or will it be tied in?


@Fimfiction C&D risks

Are they making just shirts or more? Welovefine has been doing that already and Hasbro had no problem with it

Of course thats only because Welovefine did it with permission to use the IP and Hasbro became a stakeholder in their business

As long as Fimfiction does the same for all their merchandise and includes Hasbro’s permission to use the IP, Hasbro won’t complain.

But if they do try to profit from Hasbro’s property without including them in the deal, it’s an absolute guarantee that Hasbro will stop them. People will be butthurt but they shouldn’t be surprised if that happens at this point. That’s the name of the game.

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Aug 22, 2013 at 12:31AM EDT
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@next big shitstorm

the season 4 premire will be a bradical 2 parter about flash sentry’s further waifu stealing exploits

@hoomans

source

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Aug 22, 2013 at 01:30AM EDT
I don’t like cringing. I can’t even begin to look at that video of that stupid kid spilling spaghetti all over his dad. I just can’t.
Feel sorry for the freaking dad.

BSOD cannot take spaghetti. Lolololo. Here some vector for u.

And yes i made it.


@Human ponies

Relevant to topic:Has anyone read Mauroz’s comic? Damn that serie is the coolest thing in this fandom. It has a original story itself and i love it. It only needs a good translate.
FUCKING
FUCKING
FUCKING
FUCKING READ IT. Seriously..

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Aug 22, 2013 at 04:47AM EDT
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FIMfiction got a C&D? Good lord, I hope the site itself doesn’t go down… If it’s just stopping the merch or changing the logo that’s one thing, but losing everything on the site…

Humanized?

Aug 22, 2013 at 05:21AM EDT
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Blue Screen said:

YOU are the one who proposed a cringe thread which lead to Spaghetti, Scat and Daipers. YOU could have prevented this. This is YOUR fault

>implying that wasn’t my plan from the start
>implying I did anything more than post a spaghetti breach

I may have pushed the old lady down the cliff but you’re the one who rolled her up to the edge.

You’re lucky I suck with Photoshop, cause I was going to do a “Doom Paul” picture with your OC and the spaghetti kid.

Blue Screen said:

Are they making just shirts or more? Welovefine has been doing that already and Hasbro had no problem with it

Of course thats only because Welovefine did it with permission to use the IP and Hasbro became a stakeholder in their business

As long as Fimfiction does the same for all their merchandise and includes Hasbro’s permission to use the IP, Hasbro won’t complain.

He put a poll up to see what people might want. There were sweatshirts, flash drives, stickers, etc. there as well.

Considering he redesigned the logo specifically to avoid IP issues, it’s doubtful he’s gotten their permission.

CrashGordon94 said:

FIMfiction got a C&D? Good lord, I hope the site itself doesn’t go down… If it’s just stopping the merch or changing the logo that’s one thing, but losing everything on the site…

You’ll never know how tempting it is for me to just roll with it and start up a rumor that would likely lead to a moderately sized shitstorm. Curse my integrity.

But no. Fimfiction hasn’t gotten any kind of legal finger wagging from Hasbro. Knighty redesigned the logo to make merch and the debate is whether that would be incentive enough for Hasbro to pull the legal card.

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Aug 22, 2013 at 05:59AM EDT
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@TSG

>implying that wasn’t my plan from the start
>implying I did anything more than post a spaghetti breach

So you admit that you planned on starting it and was waiting for an excuse. That’s like robbing a store because the cashier left the register open and blaming the cashier for your crime because he didn’t close it. That makes no difference. The crime is still on you.

YOU CAN’T LAY THIS ON ME, BOY
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT

I was going to do a “Doom Paul” picture with your OC and the spaghetti kid.

DO YOUR WORST

But no. Fimfiction hasn’t gotten any kind of legal finger wagging from Hasbro. Knighty redesigned the logo to make merch and the debate is whether that would be incentive enough for Hasbro to pull the legal card.

Well I certainly wouldn’t hold my breath. Hasbro can be slightly unpredictable in what they deem to be acceptable use of their property and what isn’t. But I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if they do pull the C&D card once they know somebody is making money off from ponies and it isn’t them. They’ve indicated that they are prepared to pull a Disney even on plush makers.

If I were fimfiction. I’d be honest about it with Hasbro and try to settle a legal agreement to have the rights to make merch. Even if that fails, that might just go down slightly better than trying to do it in an underhanded way and still getting Disney’ed


@Alex

Yea that’s pretty much my reaction. I can’t handle spaghetti because I go into rage mode. For instance in the first couple seconds of that video I’ll be saying this out loud:

“You stupid fool! Why can’t you just play it off normally!? Maybe your Dad wouldn’t be so disappointed if you didn’t act like it was such a big fucking deal. You sound like ponu is your sexual preference and you are just coming out of the closet. WTF did you experjkfdjkkjsdfjJSHFJKSFSFJKFBF RAGE RAGE RAGE RAAAAAAAAAAAAA-”

Then I have to close the video before I wake the neighbors.


Also I’ve been drinking again so I apologise in advance

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Aug 22, 2013 at 08:46AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) said:

Also I’ve been drinking again so I apologise in advance

Wait, what are you doing to Advance?

Aug 22, 2013 at 08:55AM EDT
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I don’t know. But knowing myself when drunk I just thought it would be safe to give a fair warning

Then again my drunken behaviour has been improving lately. Remember when me being drunk meant that I would post in the worst grammar imaginable? Like an excited 10 year old using leet speak? Then I would make massive long rants to myself my own wall in indecipherable gibberish?

Thank my liver I don’t get that drunk anymore

Aug 22, 2013 at 09:01AM EDT
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@FIMFiction C&D. Jack Nicholson warned them!

But no in all due seriousness, I’d enjoy it if I could actually get butthurt at the recent Hasbro Fueled Shitstorms. With all of these C&D’s going around giving everyone asspain I feel a bit left out here, but then again I just don’t really give a fuck about any of the things getting C&D’s recently. Fighting is Magic, didn’t care for that. The Pony Magic Gathering, didn’t care for that. FIMfiction, didn’t care for that. I WANT to be butthurt so I can finally feel like I belong in a group so I can see what all the hubbub is about, but at the same time I don’t want things I like getting C&D’s. Oh well.

Aug 22, 2013 at 11:24AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

Are we posting best human again? Perfect lets do that instead of cringe.

I don’t like cringing. I can’t even begin to look at that video of that stupid kid spilling spaghetti all over his dad. I just can’t.

Feel sorry for the freaking dad.

BUT APPLEJACK IS – fine, human Rarity thread.


Also, Blue Screen, I have a question. When you get really suckin’ drunk, do your tattoos turn into the Windows 1.0 BSoD?

Aug 22, 2013 at 04:12PM EDT
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BSoD when sober:

BSoD when passed out:

Aug 22, 2013 at 04:16PM EDT
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ok im sure i will get karma bombed into oblivion, but im going to ask anyway.

there is an image in the pony gallery that got -50 score for claiming that bronies are furries and about 30 commets claiming its false and stupid.

how exactly is this false?

both fandoms jerk off to cartoon animals and both have erotic fantasies about them, both have adult rolelaying and fur/pony-sonas.

the only difference being that one of the two base their content off a cartoon.

so why are people upset?

Aug 22, 2013 at 05:22PM EDT
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Jolly Jew wrote:

ok im sure i will get karma bombed into oblivion, but im going to ask anyway.

there is an image in the pony gallery that got -50 score for claiming that bronies are furries and about 30 commets claiming its false and stupid.

how exactly is this false?

both fandoms jerk off to cartoon animals and both have erotic fantasies about them, both have adult rolelaying and fur/pony-sonas.

the only difference being that one of the two base their content off a cartoon.

so why are people upset?

Look back around page 71+. I think the furry/pony correlations topic was covered around then.

As for why people are so against the idea of bronies being close to furries.. Furries have gotten a pretty bad rap, so it’s just the thing about not wanted to be associated with them. It’s like a socially rejected kid in school – you both might have REALLY similar interests, but you don’t want to be defined as a social reject too. There are some key differences, but that’s a big one.

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Aug 22, 2013 at 05:42PM EDT

Sonata Dusk wrote:

Look back around page 71+. I think the furry/pony correlations topic was covered around then.

As for why people are so against the idea of bronies being close to furries.. Furries have gotten a pretty bad rap, so it’s just the thing about not wanted to be associated with them. It’s like a socially rejected kid in school – you both might have REALLY similar interests, but you don’t want to be defined as a social reject too. There are some key differences, but that’s a big one.

Crazy’s got a point. Face it – being a brony isn’t that weird anymore. The Other Wiki says that, at most, there are 12.4 million bronies in the U.S. alone. That’s around four percent of the U.S. population. And you know what? That doesn’t include bronies in other countries (I know MLP is huge in Germany) and people who don’t necessarily call themselves a brony.

Aug 22, 2013 at 05:58PM EDT
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@BSOD AND SPAGHETTI


12.4 million bronies in the U.S. alone

This can’t be true. It is too much…
How the counter works excatly?

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Aug 22, 2013 at 06:06PM EDT
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Jolly Jew wrote:

ok im sure i will get karma bombed into oblivion, but im going to ask anyway.

there is an image in the pony gallery that got -50 score for claiming that bronies are furries and about 30 commets claiming its false and stupid.

how exactly is this false?

both fandoms jerk off to cartoon animals and both have erotic fantasies about them, both have adult rolelaying and fur/pony-sonas.

the only difference being that one of the two base their content off a cartoon.

so why are people upset?

I feel like we had this discussion not too long ago. You are correct that the brony fandom and the furry fandom has a lot of similarities. I’m not gonna go into detail, but I know Blue Screen will post a tl;dr. I hope you get an answer to your question, Mr. Jew.

Aug 22, 2013 at 06:07PM EDT
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Sonata Dusk wrote:

Look back around page 71+. I think the furry/pony correlations topic was covered around then.

As for why people are so against the idea of bronies being close to furries.. Furries have gotten a pretty bad rap, so it’s just the thing about not wanted to be associated with them. It’s like a socially rejected kid in school – you both might have REALLY similar interests, but you don’t want to be defined as a social reject too. There are some key differences, but that’s a big one.

well im terribly sorry, but if you behave like said social reject, you will be compared to him as well…

if bronies are offended from being compared to furries, then they should stop mimicking their behavior, or at least try to keep these hated behaviors descrete and on low profile

Aug 22, 2013 at 07:18PM EDT
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I was speaking more from the mindset of social rejection, not saying they were social rejects. Because bronies have an origin with a group of people known for furry hate, it’s likely bled into their opinions.

As the group ages, it’ll lose some of those old ideas. For now, though, it’s kind of around to stay. Just be nice to our similarly animal-obsessed cousins, and it’ll change over time.

Aug 22, 2013 at 08:20PM EDT

Meh, I just hate a strong animosity towards people who shove their beliefs in other’s faces (And in this episode of Kewln00b’s nonsensical rants the role of ‘beliefs’ will be played by Furries and Bronies)….Like my furry incident at the bowling alley…………This is also why you’ll never see me walking around in a Fluttershy shirt saying ‘everypony’ or just literally bringing the show up in every conversation.

But in reality like bronies, furries don’t ALL jackoff to animals. I’ve known a few furries who openly admit that there’s more to being a furry than just jacking it to pictures of the Star Fox team, just like how a lot of bronies will say there’s more to being a brony than just wanting to cum inside Rainbow Dash although we all want that.

Aug 22, 2013 at 08:35PM EDT
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@Jimmy

Also, Blue Screen, I have a question. When you get really suckin’ drunk, do your tattoos turn into the Windows 1.0 BSoD?

I like that idea and I’m going to use it


@Platus

You’ve pretty much got the right idea.

Also I just saw what you did here:

Wait, what are you doing to Advance?

I was so drunk I didn’t realise you did that. But yea, Advance is fine


@TSG

Avatar’d


@JJ

there is an image in the pony gallery that got -50 score for claiming that bronies are furries and about 30 commets claiming its false and stupid.
how exactly is this false?

Because it is woefully ignorant of what a fandom is. Listen carefully.

Yes, Bronies and Furries share a lot of similarities and the two fandoms have an overlap. But this does not make them the same. Sheep and Goats have similarities too. But they aren’t the same

Here’s the underlying truth: fandoms are not defined by their actions! They are defined by the core subject they celebrate and are ultimately separate cultures because of it

Bronies celebrate the 4th generation of MLP while Furries celebrate the artistic concept of anthropomorphism.

Anthro is a broad subject and can include the anthro in MLP. That’s why we have lots of people in both fandoms. But being a Brony does not imply that you have an interest in anthropomorphism and being a Furry does not imply that you have an interest in MLP.

The statement is false because it is trying to say that those with an interest is one have a direct interest in the other but this is not a direct correlation and it is not always true

both fandoms jerk off to cartoon animals and both have erotic fantasies about them, both have adult rolelaying and fur/pony-sonas.
the only difference being that one of the two base their content off a cartoon.
so why are people upset?

It doesn’t matter that both fandoms make plushies and run around in fursuits. They still cover different subjects of interest. The difference that one is based on a cartoon makes ALL the difference

If it didn’t, then pokefans are also Furries because they also make pokemon costumes and plushies and have erotic fantasies. And Sonics and Homestucks would have to be furries too because they do that as well.

Since some of these fandoms don’t want to be associated with the other for various reasons (usually because they don’t want the reputation of the other), they will find it offensive when you make that insinuation.

if bronies are offended from being compared to furries, then they should stop mimicking their behavior, or at least try to keep these hated behaviors descrete and on low profile

Bronies can do whatever the fuck they like. They don’t have to dodge something that another fandom does.

It’s other people who need to get their heads out of their asses, learn what a fandom is and isn’t and stop pretending that Furries have the monopoly on all fandom behaviours. That’s insulting to both fandoms

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Aug 23, 2013 at 12:28AM EDT
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>see this
>wat do

Aug 23, 2013 at 02:14AM EDT

Stunthead wrote:

Well, at least we get to sip victory from our speedy hats.

Speedy hats, go!


@Cringe
I’m horrible with this kind of stuff.
Maybe I just have a high level of empathetic embarrassment for people, even when they may not have it for themselves.
Hell, I remember having a really tough time watching some of the super awkward moments from The Office and that was entirely fictional.
Not even going to bother trying to watch those videos.


@Next Drama
Are people really expecting alicorn Twi in the opening to cause trouble?
I mean, it’s not like it’s some crazy, unexpected thing coming out of nowhere.
Twilight is an alicorn now, of course she’ll be that way in the new intro.
Whether you like the decision or not, it has been made and it would be completely stupid for her wings to just disappear during the opening song each time.
Now, perhaps the Twilicorn rage will resurface as season four rolls around, but I just can’t see the opening itself as a direct motivator.
It’s just too… ‘duh.’

@FimFiction
Huh… Hadn’t heard about any of that.
honestly, I really doubt that they’ll get a C&D anytime soon.
As much as people like to play up Hasbro’s legal team as this cold-hearted squadron of fanwork murderers, they really just aren’t.
Really, how many C&Ds have they actually issued?
I can only think of a small handful, and all of those came with reasonable justifications.
Fighting is Magic (Got themselves too involved on a large public stage), MtG card sets (Hasbro is launching their own version very shortly), that pony MMO (Again, got too much attention as well as asking for donations and funding quite publicly) and… I’m sure there’s a couple more but that’s all i can think of right now.

Point is, they are absolutely not going after anyone who makes any profit off of MLP.
Contrary to what someone else said, no plush maker (or custom sculptor, or jewelery maker, or crafter in general) has ever received a C&D from Hasbro.
The closest anyone has come to that (and the likely source of that misinformation) is when WhiteDoveCreations was contacted by Hasbro back when she first started getting famous for her highly accurate and highly expensive plushies, but she was only asked to remove her price list from the front page of her DevianArt.
She was never told to stop sewing or selling her ponies, she just conducts her business through private messages instead now.
Hell, Sibsy and Lauren Faust herself have bought her plushies.
Hasbro absolutely knows she and all the other pony artists exist, and they have taken essentially no action against them, nor does it seem that they have any intent to in the future.
(As a second example, Hasbro directly sanctions conventions by allowing the voice actors and writers to go and participate. Every con has artist alleys where people sell all kinds of custom pony stuff. Hasbro is basically encouraging people to make stuff by supporting these cons!)

Anyway, I’m thinking that FiMFiction should be fine.
Their T-shirts are unlikely to gain much widespread public attention, nor will they likely be horning into a market that Hasbro has much of a stake in.
I guess it couldn’t hurt to ask permission if they are truly worried about it (unless that accidentally causes some kind of Streisand Effect…).


@Bronies/Furries
Crazy and BSoD covered the reasons why some bronies may dislike the comparison to furries.
The two fanbases do have distinct differences that really make that analogy tenuous at best.
Yes, some bronies are trying to distance themselves from the reputation that the label of ‘furry’ brings with it.
But I’d like to go back to the original question: Why was an image comparing furries and bronies downvoted into oblivion?
Obviously, some people are truly hateful toward furries as it is a longstanding (if abjectly intolerant) attitude on the internet.
I have no intention of defending them.
What I will say is that you cannot automatically attribute all those downvotes to that idea.
You didn’t provide a link to the image in question, but if I had to guess, it was likely uploaded with the specific intention of starting trouble.
There is little justification for something like that otherwise.
t’s either from a furry who encountered hate and is trying to paint bronies as hypocrites or it is from someone who hates furries and wants to bundle bronies into the same group to hate them as well.
Even if the image itself was worded ‘positively,’ people likely detected an underlying attempt to start drama and downvoted for that reason alone.
They were not insulted by being compared to furries, they were just sick of people wandering in and trying to annoy them with useless comparisons designed to cause arguments.

I’ve seen the same thing during the various drama storms that pass through.
People downvote uploads of opinions that they actually agree with simply because they wish to move on and others are trying to continually dredge up the issue.


Well, would you look who’s retweeting ponies now?

We got Penn and Teller, guys.
That’s it, fandom over!
We’ve peaked!

Aug 23, 2013 at 04:25AM EDT
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@blue screen of death

fandoms, to outsiders are defined by their actions and not by their core, and when they have similar behaviors, they will be compared to one another.

you think fans of lets say, two different sports teams will be considered different? no, they are both sports fans.

so when we have two fandoms, that most of what they do, at at least seen doing, is jerking off and creating porn of cartoon animals and fantsise about them, they, likewise will be compared.

so there really no need to be upset or call out the flasehood of the comparison.

now im not giving orderes, but if bronies truley want to avoid this comprasion, they need to try being seen less like less the other fandom.

Aug 23, 2013 at 05:00AM EDT
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@Blue Screen
Yeah. I usurped Jimmy Lethal’s avatar picture. I can cross one more thing off my bucket list. Now to focus on rigging the next Thread Election by spamming my Fimction followers. Speaking of rigging…

It appears Advance’s influence has spread. Could this thread be some sort of harbinger of things to come?

@Furry debate
Considering I was in the Lion King fandom prior to ponies, I don’t really care if you call bronies furries. “Furry” can have such a vague definition, you could call sci fi fans furries (they are, after all, fans of non-human creatures given human characteristics).

Speaking of TLK, it reminds me of my very first shitstorm. When the “Artist of the Month” award on The Lion King Fanart Archive was given to a twelve year old whose art wasn’t that great (she used Paint, and not in the “holy crap, you made this in Paint?” way), but was extremely kind and involved in the art community. Butthurt from the twenty year olds who hadn’t won the award ensued. Ah, the memories.

Aug 23, 2013 at 05:28AM EDT
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@general grievous

I would probably just criticize his choice of weapon because I can’t do shit with that thing. A long argument over weapons would ensue and distract him until one of our old pony general buddies arrives and takes care of things.

Yep. That pyro sure loved nightmare moon I tell ya what. While I’m hill’n out here I’ll link this because it’s pretty long

Aug 23, 2013 at 12:14PM EDT

@JJ

fandoms, to outsiders are defined by their actions and not by their core

Only by the superficial. And nobody cares what they think.

likewise will be compared.

Comparison is fair, but that’s not to say the conclusion is accurate and shouldn’t be argued

so there really no need to be upset or call out the flasehood of the comparison.

No need to be upset, of course. But I reserve the right to call out bullshit when I see it.

now im not giving orderes, but if bronies truley want to avoid this comprasion, they need to try being seen less like less the other fandom

Not saying you are. But my point stands. Nobody is under any obligation to limit what any fandom would normally enjoy just to pander towards surface impressions.


@iamslow

Yep. That pyro sure loved nightmare moon I tell ya what.

I miss Pyro’s posts here. That guy is awesome.

Aug 23, 2013 at 12:22PM EDT
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xTSGx was all like:

Speaking of TLK, it reminds me of my very first shitstorm. When the “Artist of the Month” award on The Lion King Fanart Archive was given to a twelve year old whose art wasn’t that great (she used Paint, and not in the “holy crap, you made this in Paint?” way), but was extremely kind and involved in the art community. Butthurt from the twenty year olds who hadn’t won the award ensued. Ah, the memories.

Do you have a link to the picture? I’d like to see that.


Jolly Jew was all like:

you think fans of lets say, two different sports teams will be considered different? no, they are both sports fans.

You obviously don’t watch NFC East games much.

Aug 23, 2013 at 03:48PM EDT
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General Grievous wrote:


>see this
>wat do

PULL THE TRIGGER! PULL THE TRIGGER!

..C’mon, it’s the baddie! Don’t look at my like that.

Other than that, I have some input on the Bronies vs Furries thing, I’d say Bronies in general aren’t a subset of Furries but “Cloppers” in specific are.

Aug 23, 2013 at 06:37PM EDT
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CrashGordon94 wrote:

PULL THE TRIGGER! PULL THE TRIGGER!

..C’mon, it’s the baddie! Don’t look at my like that.

Other than that, I have some input on the Bronies vs Furries thing, I’d say Bronies in general aren’t a subset of Furries but “Cloppers” in specific are.

If you shoot Nightmare Moon then there will be no Luna.

Think about what you’re doing man! No. Luna.

I wouldn’t want to live in this multiverse anymore.

Aug 23, 2013 at 06:46PM EDT
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Oh no, she’ll come back to life and turn good any minute now!
inertly stares at NMM’s corpse for several minutes
Any minute now…

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Aug 23, 2013 at 07:03PM EDT
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Jimmy Lethal said:

Do you have a link to the picture? I’d like to see that.

I’m not really sure what you mean by that. If you mean one of her pictures, here’s one that was featured when she won. Keep in mind this was three years ago.


Not terrible, but compared to the photoshop skills of some, not that great either.

If you mean the butthurt, then Lilymud’s (the Lion King Fanart Archive’s Forums) got you covered. None of the accusations in the thread were even remotely proven.

>dis derailing

Um, does anyone even read fanfics on EqD anymore? Because I’ve noticed that many of the stories featured there now suffer from EMOS (English Major Over-analysis Syndrome) and tend to be painfully verbose and hard to follow while having boring or uninteresting plots. As a result, very few of the fanfics featured there now-in-days break a hundred likes on Fimfiction.

I can’t help but notice the pre-readers obsession with grammar and structure, which I’m fairly certain is caused by their desire to be as unbias as possible by judging the stories on neutral things that can’t have a bias (grammar and structure) but, as a result, few of the stories are all that enjoyable because they’re all “artsy” and “profound.”

In other words, the pre-readers spend so much time focusing on grammar (which is something I hardly notice as a reader) that they seem to ignore the actual story itself.

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Aug 23, 2013 at 07:06PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

If you shoot Nightmare Moon then there will be no Luna.

Think about what you’re doing man! No. Luna.

I wouldn’t want to live in this multiverse anymore.

I know what you mean, I’m already loading bullets into my suicide gun just thinking of it.

Aug 23, 2013 at 07:10PM EDT
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General Grievous wrote:


>see this
>wat do


>drop gun
>completely disarm self of weaponry
>converge to NMM’s side
>convert to bat-winged Pegasi
>join the New Lunar Republic
>worship Luna as #1 princess

>down with Mol- I mean, Celestia!

>live life under the stars

That’s it, end of story, no compromises!

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Aug 23, 2013 at 07:45PM EDT
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Damn Mark, you won.

@CrashGordon94: You don’t need guns to serve/worship her. Besides, her glorious army of darkness would give you new guns

Aug 23, 2013 at 08:05PM EDT
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xTSGx wrote:

Um, does anyone even read fanfics on EqD anymore? Because I’ve noticed that many of the stories featured there now suffer from EMOS (English Major Over-analysis Syndrome) and tend to be painfully verbose and hard to follow while having boring or uninteresting plots. As a result, very few of the fanfics featured there now-in-days break a hundred likes on Fimfiction.

I can’t help but notice the pre-readers obsession with grammar and structure, which I’m fairly certain is caused by their desire to be as unbias as possible by judging the stories on neutral things that can’t have a bias (grammar and structure) but, as a result, few of the stories are all that enjoyable because they’re all “artsy” and “profound.”

In other words, the pre-readers spend so much time focusing on grammar (which is something I hardly notice as a reader) that they seem to ignore the actual story itself.


EqD used to be my primary resource for new fiction, but after taking a half-year break from the fandom I made the switch to FiMFiction. I just find it’s an all-round better hub for fanfiction. Despite that, I do still check EqD for fanfics from time to time, purely because it’s great for finding little gems that otherwise would have slipped beneath my radar. I tend to ignore almost everything that gets featured on FiMFiction, mostly due to the sheer amount of clop and shitty Human-in-Equestria fics that somehow make their way to the top. EqD doesn’t tend to deal with such things, so if they feature a fic, I find it’s usually because it’s pretty damn good.

I’m probably risking my reputation here by admitting this, but just today I decided to read a fic called A Stallion for the Time Being which was featured on EqD. Yeah, it’s a shipfic, and from the title you can probably guess that there’s some gender-swapping involved, but I really enjoyed it. It had good pacing, it was well written, it was comedic without trying too hard, and while the ‘twist’ was obvious from several miles away, it was executed well enough for me to not care so much. There weren’t any moments in which I thought the writer was trying to be ‘artsy’ or ‘profound’. It was just a story which deserved to get some attention. I could say similar things for most fics I’ve found through EqD recently.

I have noticed that EqD approved fics tend to have better grammar and structure than the average fic, but that doesn’t really bother me. Anything like bad grammar or poor flow will instantly take me out of a story, no matter how engaging it would have been otherwise. For that reason, I’m glad that the pre-readers have such high standards. I haven’t noticed any recent cases in which decent grammar came at the cost of poor storytelling.

EqD definitely has some issues though. I find that they don’t approve enough new fiction, so every time I look through their update posts all I can find is a bunch of fics that were started in 2011 and are now on part 73 of sequel #4. By that point, any loyal fan of such a fic should really be following it in their own time, and I don’t see any reason for EqD to still be keeping tabs on it. I think that would be my only real complaint. I don’t know if their high standards are a main cause for the lack of new fiction, but if it is then I suppose I might see your point.

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Aug 23, 2013 at 08:12PM EDT
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General Grievous wrote:


>see this
>wat do

Jack off non-sexually?

Aug 23, 2013 at 08:16PM EDT
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