oh god what am i doing? do i put a description here? okay. 1980-made black cisgendered bi pagan ethical slut, i like pokemon and video games and several other fandom things and pretty girls and PoC and some other things I guess and i will get as political as i wanna
[text reads “You don’t have to be part of the fanbase to enjoy the show.” Image is Princess Luna awkwardly hugging Fluttershy.]
(Based on a submission.) You don’t. People don’t have to be involved in a fanbase to enjoy something. Otherwise, you’d HAVE!1 to be in a fanbase for every single grocery you like and that would be tiresome.
[text reads “Do listen to peoples’ concerns about the show.” Image is Chief Thunderhooves, Sheriff Silverstar, Little Strongheart, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Braeburn, and Twilight with various expressions of confusion.)
For example, the unfortunate implications in “Over a Barrel.” Don’t quash peoples’ concerns with yelling that “Bronies like it, so it’s okay!” or “Quit whining! Boohoohoo, why won’t you say that the show is perfect, and so are Bronies?” or “You’re the (insert term here)-ist for seeing that!”
Maybe you will learn something.
yes yes yes twice. I love the show but some shit that goes down makes me flinch.
[text reads “Don’t make racist images of the characters.” Image is Zecora, looking displeased.]
(Based on a submission)
The person I received this from has said they ran across racist Zecora pictures. I’ve come across racist Twilight pictures from those who are mad at people who draw human Twilight with dark skin. Stop.
The fact we have to say this shit publicly means that there is nothing resembling love, tolerance, or respect in way too much of the brony population.
[text reads “The toys may not be exactly like the show. Don’t worry about it.” Image is Pinkie and Spike playing with wedding toppers while Rainbow Dash and Rarity watch, a little baffled.]
They’re cute bits of plastic that may not match up completely. If you really want, there are some excellent customizers out there. If not? Use your imagination. Hasbro just wants to churn these out to sell a bunch.
[text reads “Don’t act as if shy characters need your protection.” Image is Fluttershy quietly opening a window.]
There is a creepy, protection vibe towards Fluttershy that Bronies have. It makes real-life shy people uncomfortable, coddled, put upon a pedestal, and it’s just unpleasant to watch.
Besides, with a show that wants to illustrate how female characters of varying personalities can be strong on their own, it’s rather hypocritical for male Bronies to think she needs some sort of male protection.
[text says “If you see a fanartist draw a human version of a pony, and the human is not white, there’s no need to demand an explanation. Not everyone is white in the real world.” Image is Sweetie Belle with a crayon in her mouth.]
I think the phrasing I made on this one is a bit awkward. Anyway, I have seen a lot of comments on human ponies when they’re not shown as white people. Twilight, who is often drawn as black, probably gets this the most. What’s worse is that people often use a racial slur when asking.
This may come as a surprise, but white people aren’t the only people on the planet. Just because you might be white, it doesn’t mean everyone is.
[text reads “No, watching a kids’ show is nothing like coming out as LGBT. Do not ‘come out as a Brony.’” Image is Fluttershy looking annoyed.]
(Based on a submission.)
I have actually see people say that they were going to come out as Bronies on National Coming Out Day. No. Just no. LGBT* people face a lot of violence and discrimination in out society over their identities. It is not at all the same as being a grown man watching a little girls’ show.