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Re: “My Little Brony

And it would be just as creepy if women watched a show meant for boys, right? And being creeped out just means Elinor and friends are the "normal" people, the cool kids, not that they have lots of gender double standards, latent homophobia and transphobia, right? They aren't standing with the bullies who beat up gender non-conformist boys their whole damn lives, right? Because bigotry against gender non-conformist males isn't really bigotry since it is bigotry against someone with male genatalia. And the suffering and plight of real-life gender-nonconformist boys doesn't matter. Because even though they are always abused growing up, often rejected by their own families, and discriminated against their whole life is still okay. And it's okay to make fun of because other people do it, and because the targets of the bigotry are male. Glad we got that straightened out, genius Elinor!

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Posted by mikenathan on 07/13/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “My Little Brony

Something you may want to watch and consider:

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Posted by Ragland Tiger on 07/13/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “My Little Brony

I hope next week's letters page in the print edition is 100% broney butthurt.

Oh, and before someone says it: No, Broney Butthurt would be a stupid name for a band.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by albert on 07/12/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “My Little Brony

It's about fucking friendship and magic you sexist bitch! Grown men who want to hang out with little kids should always be taken at face value!

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Posted by Robert Leon TrueLove on 07/11/2014 at 10:56 PM

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So I just saw a response article in which another person at the paper posted the single worst brony comment from the article, followed by a 'calm' example which was fine, but emphasized primarily calling extreme responses out.

"As a female, I find this whole 'review' insulting. I don't approve of the sexist, myopic views portrayed in it.

One: Girls shouldn't be limited to the 'pink aisle'; but as a counter point, boys shouldn't be prohibited from it. I think that everypony should have the same right to like what they want, be it ponies, barbies, explosions, or zombies (or a mixture thereof).

Two: To place your own ideals on another person is just welcoming backlash. As you've probably noticed now. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but bashing someone else with it (especially a whole CULTURE) is just begging for a total flame war.

Three: Next time you review something, actually watch it. Analyse it, study it... Try to understand it before you write a judgemental review. Before looking so harshly on a subject, try looking at it from their viewpoint. You can't really write a proper review on a topic you only see from a skewed perspective.

And I think that about covers it. I could probably type up a review to your review that would rival it in length, possibly going double what it originally was.... But I'll stop here, because I've said my piece.

I don't know you, personally, so I don't know why you harbour such hatred for people who happen to have different life choices to you. And as it's a fandom that teaches love and tolerance, I won't try to judge you. All I will say is, I'm sorry that you feel the need to punish and judge anything different. And I do hope you will someday understand that the true meaning of friendship isn't being alike or liking what everypony else does. It's about accepting those differences, and loving others- not in spite of, but because of those differences."

You should have put up the excellent example I quoted, but I see why you would not. Since you have a way to control how a casual reader reacts to the situation, why emphasize a post that demonstrates mercury's terrible standards when you could just try to pretend the critics are internet trolls?

Good to see that a lack of accountability or honesty is consistent across your service.

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Posted by TerribleMercury on 07/11/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “My Little Brony

The adjective "weird" always speaks volumes more about the person using it. Just because your experiences have been so limited that anything as charming, sweet and wonderful as males embracing magic and good storytelling seems creepy, don't think the rest of us haven't had experiences making us realize what a wonderful thing it is.

Go watch your football game/video game and ignore your girlfriend.

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Posted by Tonic on 07/11/2014 at 8:32 PM

Re: “My Little Brony

How is the "little girl" isle of the toy store a "mom only" zone?

Unless you are gushing over the darn things, nobody is going to know you aren't just buying something for your niece, daughter, etc.

Its certainly far less weird than going down that isle with a bunch of other Bronies.

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Posted by Alexander Atkin on 07/11/2014 at 8:11 PM

Re: “My Little Brony

haters gonna hate
yet everyone is always surprised when they do

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Posted by David Billups on 07/11/2014 at 12:28 PM

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Posted by Marq on 07/11/2014 at 11:01 AM

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Haha! Ok, sorry-- yes this is egg on my face for not doing my research: I hadn't realized the Mercury was already a pointless shock tabloid before posting my comment above.

Anyway, enjoy your brony bump as we all go back to totally ignoring you!

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Posted by SR Foxley on 07/11/2014 at 10:05 AM

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...and now there's another article on this site talking about the (understandably) negative responses to this article's uninformed and sexist response to the brony fandom. (Wait, wasn't there supposed to be an actual review of a documentary wedged in here somewhere?)

I see Portland Mercury is milking this brony bump for all it's worth. I hear Homestuck, Harry Potter, or Insane Clown Posse fans are also pretty adamant. I'll bet y'all could write a few articles criticizing their fandoms with the same "journalistic rigor" as this one and keep the click-train going. (You know, for a while at least, before a complete lack of meaningful or, I dunno, actually researched content relegates you to a comfortable and totally ignorable place on the internet next to other tabloids.) Whatever pays the bills, right?

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Posted by SR Foxley on 07/11/2014 at 9:47 AM

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And the comments showing if there's one thing bronies can't stand, it's criticism. What happened to all that love and tolerance guys?

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Posted by Princess Sparkle on 07/11/2014 at 7:52 AM

Re: “My Little Brony

you brony people need serious help. just look at yourself and how you're acting. fucking creeps.

hi ot


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Posted by THENcSAID on 07/11/2014 at 6:47 AM

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While it may be true that some parents would prefer their daughters not talk unsupervised with adult male fans about their common interest, I think this could be applicable to anything with child/adult overlap. Let's say Minecraft. "Do you want your daughter talking about Minecraft with a GROWN MAN?" Is that a reason adult male Minecraft players should be regarded as creepy? I think all you've hit on here is the concern that a random adult male may be a sex offender and thus shouldn't be allowed to interact with children. Whether that's fair or not has little to do with bronies specifically.

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Posted by Dillik on 07/11/2014 at 4:10 AM

Re: “My Little Brony

>writer has a tumblr
>writer re-blogs post about review bringing up comments this is getting
>writer's tumblr followers proceed with typical anti-brony tumblr circlejerk echo chamber
>same old song and dance #15348

learn to take criticism, you'll be viewed as a professional a lot longer than this

17 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by an-on-ay-mouse on 07/10/2014 at 10:32 PM

Re: “My Little Brony

Well, it can't be worse than Chunty, so I'll dip my toes.

I'd be down with the Brony lifestyle, but I just can't find a plushie sturdy enough for my Fleshlight.

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Posted by Babygorilla on 07/10/2014 at 10:20 PM

Re: “My Little Brony

ITT: Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

Who knew trolling the pony brigade would be such fantastic click-bait.

6 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by idontcurrr on 07/10/2014 at 8:27 PM

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ITT: Future Child Molesters of America

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Posted by Chunty McHutchence on 07/10/2014 at 6:56 PM

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Nevermind. I'm not wading into here.

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Posted by Babygorilla on 07/10/2014 at 5:21 PM

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Brony, furry whatever, just something to giggle at.

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Posted by Rusty! on 07/10/2014 at 4:43 PM

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