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The Pony Thread

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This is a (seemingly) obligatory thread for those with varying interest in general conversation related to the My Little Pony franchise.

No "parasprites" (ie. trolls) please.

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  • I haven't seen this thread in a while!

    Anyway, here's an advert I found on the back of my Doctor Who and Star Trek Crossover comic. So what do you think about Friendship is Magic getting an official comic?

  • I really used to like the ponies. But, somehow, I'm drifting off from the fandom. It's either the lack of new episodes, or some of the silly OC's I see that just make me go "ugh". I'm not sure. It just bothers me that so many people make "immortal" or "super powerful" OCs. I can understand if it's the antagonist or the OC's are supposed to be evenly matched, but it still bugs the hell out of me.


    :(

  • @Gijake1 said: I really used to like the ponies. But, somehow, I'm drifting off from the fandom. It's either the lack of new episodes, or some of the silly OC's I see that just make me go "ugh". I'm not sure. It just bothers me that so many people make "immortal" or "super powerful" OCs. I can understand if it's the antagonist or the OC's are supposed to be evenly matched, but it still bugs the hell out of me.


    :(



    Sorry to break it to you... but OCs in every fandom are like that. I've run into one good OC that I genuinely liked in all my years of fanfiction reading and it was in a Harry Potter fanfiction. I think the reason that I liked her was because she was this evil old hag of a witch with her own agenda and a fairly interesting backstory. But that sort of thing is pretty damn rare.

    I always thing that to best enjoy a fandom, immediately skip over any fic that has an OC pairing or any mention of an OC in the title. Unless it's a fic that I've written and obviously a parody.

  • @Alcoremortis said: Sorry to break it to you... but OCs in every fandom are like that. I've run into one good OC that I genuinely liked in all my years of fanfiction reading and it was in a Harry Potter fanfiction. I think the reason that I liked her was because she was this evil old hag of a witch with her own agenda and a fairly interesting backstory. But that sort of thing is pretty damn rare.

    I always thing that to best enjoy a fandom, immediately skip over any fic that has an OC pairing or any mention of an OC in the title. Unless it's a fic that I've written and obviously a parody.



    Yeah,I never truly got deeper into any fandom more than this one. I've only skimmed the corners of fandoms, and never went too deep. Mostly, any OC's from any fandom that are super over powered bother me, so that's why the OC I created was just a normal unicorn.

    I know I can't do anything about it, just throwing it out there.

  • @Gijake1 said: Yeah,I never truly got deeper into any fandom more than this one. I've only skimmed the corners of fandoms, and never went too deep. Mostly, any OC's from any fandom that are super over powered bother me, so that's why the OC I created was just a normal unicorn.

    I know I can't do anything about it, just throwing it out there.



    Well, sounds like the MLP fandom needs to be introduced to the Mary Sue Litmus Test.

    My characters tend to range between a 10 to a -6 on this test.

  • So I just found out there's a subreddit called /r/clopclop

    Which is where Rule 34 sexual activity occurs between the ponies.

  • Never search the word clop.

    I guess my beef with bronies that seem to set them apart most other fandoms is that bronies have this idea that their fandom is all about love and tolerance. While this is a really good quality, they take this as a granted without much basis almost in a dogmatic sense. To add to this there seems to be a major victim complex. Like, way more than usual for a fandom.

    When something bad happens in the fandom, instead of admitting that, hey, there's bad stuff that happens in the fandom from time to time and it's natural, there seems to be major denial. Bronies are ALWAYS tolerant and anyone who disagrees is a bigot. Bronies seem to treat themselves like minorities and whenever anyone finds their passions weird, it's considered persecution.

    It's kinda iffy when those who are fairly privileged compare their troubles with those that actually struggle in life.

    Now, I don't think all pony fans are like this at all. If you like the show and you gain enjoyment of it irl, that's a wonderful thing and I'm glad. I have several friend who are fans, and while it isn't for me, I wholeheartedly agree that the show is nice. However, this whole acting like a "group of proud minorities at the forefront of love and tolerance and if you don't accept us you're a terrible bigot" thing needs to stop.

  • @Gijake1 said: Yeah,I never truly got deeper into any fandom more than this one. I've only skimmed the corners of fandoms, and never went too deep. Mostly, any OC's from any fandom that are super over powered bother me, so that's why the OC I created was just a normal unicorn.

    I know I can't do anything about it, just throwing it out there.



    My OC is an Earth Pony. Just a simple, plain old earth pony with nothing really that special about his except the fact that he can play guitar a hell of a lot better than I can.

    I usually don't have a beef with OCs unless they're too super-powerful, pretentious or unsympathetic. After all, I'm not one to judge.

  • I'm not sure if you realize this, but playing the guitar generally requires fingers.

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    Oh, so talking ponies that can construct buildings are fine, but not one that can play guitar?

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