One of the reasons I got into MLP was because of my liking of little kid’s stuff. Which is weird because I also love gore and disturbing things, like Higurashi.
It’s a horrible fanfiction. Even the fanart it gets is better.
I used to get scared by the amount of aggression and volatility in this fandom on the internet, but then I realised I couldn’t give a shit.
I mean that in a good way though. I used to worry upon seeing all of the bitter arguments and relentless berating of others for their opinion. However I eventually realised that people getting annoyed at me wasn’t the be all and end all, and I shouldn’t let it intimidate me…it’s only the internet after all. So what if some people decide to rate background ponies above the mane six? So what if people clop or write grimdark fics? So what if people fight militantly over small things like Ditsy/Derpy’s voice? We all have opinions, hates, loves and hubris.
Personally my favourite thing about the whole community is Fimfiction, I absolutely love it, I spend nearly all my time reading, writing and reviewing fanfics. You might disagree with me and hate Fimfiction, you might quote this on your blog and talk about what an uneducated, flea-ridden little troglodyte I am, but that’s OK too.
I think we do take ourselves too seriously, we let ourselves go too deep into the world of ponies. At the end of the day we can just switch off our Computers and forget about ponies. Or we can leave our computers on and immerse ourselves in all thing equine.
People tend to look at the darker sides of the internet and forget all of the wonderful benefits. Look at all the music, art and stories made by people who simply love a cartoon. We have, as a collective made something inherently intricate and beautiful. There will always be darker sides and without them there couldn’t be a good side.
So in short, it really doesn’t matter whether you like to watch the show in secret, Clop furiously in your local Marks and Spencer’s or stop reading this because you think my opinions are total bollocks, because this is an internet-based fandom, and it’s great that we have the choice to do either, neither or just fuck ponies and go watch porn.
(2/17/11) MLP:FIM has actually made me a more mature person. My parents and even my friends have noticed. I’ve started watching MLP:FIM after a really bad breakup and it brought a lot of joy into my life. I felt like each lesson really connected with me and whenever I was in a situation, I was like “Wow! I remember this happening to (so-and-so)” Not only did the show make me smile and helped me remember these lessons, but the fandom itself. A lot of bronies bash the Rule 34/Grimdark part of the fandom along with the music, the art, and etc. Instead of taking everyone’s word to avoid it, I explored each section and realized that some of the things people have made aren’t so bad. Yes, there are some bad songs, there are some awkward rule 34 images/blogs, and there is some scary art out there. But, while I say that, there is some pretty amazing art, songs that I listen to on a daily basis and yes, there are some rule 34 blogs that are actually quite funny/awesome. I know some bronies/pegasisters bash this term but “Love and Tolerance” is definitely something that connected with me. You either love something that the fandom produces, or opinions from outside the fandom, or you just say “Hey, you know what? If they like it, they like it. They don’t, they don’t. No big deal.” and shrug it off. With that, I’ve becoming more accepting of even things outside the fandom. I’ve been there to support my friends more and I focused a lot on my work and I’m now getting Bs and As in my college classes. So, thank you MLP and bronies/pegasisters for helping me. :) <3
Today during break I saw a someone I knew,known for wearing scarfs.The other day he had been wearing a DJ Pon-3/Vinyl Scratch scarf.I decided to hang with him a bit,and I said,”HEY!HEY!HEY!STAY OUTTA MY SHED!”,and he started to laugh.He has no problems with me writing grimdark or anything.
I like the Grimdark aspect of the fandom and I feel hated for it. I like the show - I love the show! - because it’s helped me to deal with my Schizophrenia and feeling like an outcast, so can you tolerate the fact I also enjoy Grimdark fanart and fanfiction? (14-02-12)
I’m sick and tired of people saying the don’t like the brony fandom because of R34 or grimdark ect, ect. It’s like any other fandom or group out there just because it’s my little pony makes no difference. And besides it’s impossible to be 100% brony, we are human it’s in our nature to not be kind and compassionate all the time, some people just need to take themselves off their high tower and put themselves on every ones level. The people who are skilled who draw R34 or grimdark, ect, ect, are some great artists when I look at their art I see how well it”s done, not the content at which it has to offer, I judge based on appearance in this case if people are good at drawing or writing they can do whatever they want, who are we to say what they shouldn’t draw. People with less talent should work hard to improve so when they do post it doesn’t make people hate it because of it’d quality. Cupcakes may have been one of the most disturbing things I’ve read ever, but I like it because of how well it’s written, i don’t like or hate because of content, no one should, quality is a determining factor of art not it’s fill. If one person can make a skillfully drawn image that gets hate just because of what they drew, while another image of a more sociable quality drawn less skillfully is recognized just because it isn’t offensive to any nature, it’s wrong how this works.