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Was 9/11 a conspiracy??

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Jan 24, 2013
 
What sort of process?

A lengthy one? I'm not getting out of this, am I?

Like all great stories, this one began on the infamous internet image sharing site 4chan. In October of 2010 a link to an alarmist article from the site Cartoon Brew appeared on 4chan's comics and cartoons board (/co/). Titled "The End of the Creator-Driven Era in TV Animation", the piece centered around My Little Pony and other toy-based cartoons being developed for Hasbro's Hub network. The article led to 4chan users watching the program with the intention of lambasting it. Instead, they became addicts.

Ponies invaded 4chan's cute and cuddly /b/ board. Trolls followed, only instead of getting the rise they expected they were either ignored, tolerated or bombarded with pony pictures. You can read about the whole inspiring affair over at Betabeat. Long story short, My Little Pony conquered 4chan and then infected the rest of the internet.
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Jan 24, 2013
 
The 1953 CIA Coup in Iran and U.S. Intervention
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#252160
Jan 24, 2013
 
Seriously, what's the appeal?

Did I mention The Big Lebowski Ponies? I believe I did.

It's different for everyone, I suppose. Some fans are drawn to the sharp and expressive flash animation. Others enjoy watching each episode to catch the pop culture references.

A lot of the growing appeal stems from the show creators' reaction to the unexpected adult male fan base, incorporating fan creations and terms into cartoon canon. A grey pegasus pony with a googly-eyed expression that appeared in the show's first episode was named "Derpy Hooves" by fans. After several cameo appearances throughout the first and second season, Derpy was given a speaking role in the episode "The Last Roundup", referred to by her fan-given name (though later airings removed the name and changed the character's voice after it was deemed insensitive to the mentally handicapped). That sort of interaction and integration is something new and exciting.

Others (myself included) believe the show's appeal lies in it being a shining example of innocence and purity in an increasingly dark world. The Elements of Harmony—a central plot device—are kindness, loyalty, generosity, laughter, honesty and magic. Turn on CNN and take a drink whenever you see all of those gathered in one place. It's much more effective than AA.
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#252161
Jan 24, 2013
 
Right. They're just watching the show ironically, aren't they?

Quite the opposite, actually. The brony phenomenon is considered part of the "new sincerity" movement, which is directly in conflict with the whole irony trend in film, music, literature and the appreciation of things. Instead of irony and cynicism, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fans enjoy the show for what it is.

It's a difficult concept, engaging in an activity because you enjoy it. It's led to a great deal of hatred and intolerance aimed in the bronies' direction. That the fans generally abstain from lashing out at their detractors is a strong indicator, to me at least, that they're on to something.
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Jan 24, 2013
 
But it's a show for girls.

You keep saying that, but that's not the way the world is anymore. Despite what the Secret deodorant marketing team would have you believe, women and men don't have to like separate things anymore. There was a time when men with a penchant for the color pink and products marketed towards females were the subject of hatred and derision. That still happens to a somewhat lesser extent, but frankly we don't give a shit anymore.
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#252163
Jan 24, 2013
 
Why do people hate bronies?

Well, we do tend to paste pictures of ponies everywhere, which is admittedly rather obnoxious, but other than that? For one, we're on the internet, a place where people with hate in their hearts are always looking for something to piss on, and My Little Pony fans have painted a giant pastel-colored target on their chests, just above their cutie marks (the simple icons on the ponies' flanks that are indicative of their personality or purpose).

But I think the hate stems from the challenging of the status quo, the blurring of gender lines. This is not the sort of entertainment men traditionally flock to. Men should be out at bars, downing beers and leering at women, not collecting pink toys and making friends on the internet. Why aren't they out making a living and supporting a family? Why can't they just enjoy golf and watch porn?

What amazes me is the assumption that all bronies do is sit around the internet talking about fictional characters with names like Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. Don't get me wrong, we do those things. We also have time to go to bars and leer. We play golf. We watch a lot of porn. We raise families.
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Jan 24, 2013
 

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<quoted text>You can't really be that uneducated? But I guess you can.
Maybe you should take up a different forum, like here, where you are more on your intellect level.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/internet-trol...
Such wonderful irony from the resident fossil fuel denying young earth creationist truck driver!

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<quoted text>Sorry, Trying to avoid Beacons at all costs and none of the planes on 9/11 could have landed via autopilot, you would have to install servo, motors, pulleys and endless heavy cables, there would be no room for passengers.
Twoofer rule #422: When caught in a bald face lie, lie more.
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#252168
Jan 24, 2013
 
Porkpie Hat wrote:
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Twoofer rule #422: When caught in a bald face lie, lie more.
Exactly, What a Bronie!
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#252170
Jan 24, 2013
 
Moobs

I have a question for you bronies. you claim you watch this show because it shows the values of friendship or some crap. what i'm wondering is that why not just watch an adult show that embodies the same values? shows like How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, hell even Adventure Time emphasize the strength of friendship. so why MLP? why colourful ponies when there are much better options out there? what exactly makes a grown man find something like this appealing? that's what i've never understood
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#252171
Jan 24, 2013
 
Moobie you Bronie, I am your worst nightmare! I am Anti Brony!

Anti brony (plural being Anti bronies) are people who hate the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and hate the fanbase that is named bronies/pegasisters. Anti Bronies often come to end the fanbase for reasons like it may destroy television, or it may be the cancer of the internet, or for the fact that Brony Nazis always want to shove the fandom down non-bronies throats and catch the attention of said Anti Bronies. To which is own, Anti Bronies may constantly post hate messages on Youtube videos bronies make in which makes them a hypocrite as Anti Bronies hate it when Brony Nazis shove the fandom down non-bronies throats, yet at the same time, Anti Bronies will constantly go to Brony videos and spam the videos with constant hate and death threats to bronies.
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Jan 24, 2013
 
An Anti Brony is a person who hates bronies. To rebut that they're "...who hate the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic..", as a brony stated, the definition is clearly "Anti Brony", not "Anti MLP".
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#252173
Jan 24, 2013
 
There are many, but overall only one reason why bronies are hated; Their huge pride and endless bragging.
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#252174
Jan 24, 2013
 
To be fair to MOOBS the Bronie! Is this your take on the issue!

Brony 74 up, 47 down

A male fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They are mostly in the ages of 13-30, and enjoy the show, the fan art, the fanbase, ect. Tough, there is a lot of bullshit going on. The brony thing has only been around ever since October 10th 2010 (the day MLP FiM first aired), and it has become one of, or the, biggest fandom ever. There is a shit-ton of hate towards bronies. And not just people behind their computers. No, people behind their computers, except they dedicate their lives to it. There are Tumblr accounts, Youtube pages, Small websites, and other sources of Internet crap, that update almost EVERY day about how "gay" ALL bronies are. When in reality, most bronies are heterosexuals that just enjoy a show. I'm not in anyway a brony, nor do I hate bronies. But I'm starting to see posts that don't have anything to do with bronies, saying all kinds of stupid bullshit lies. There are a fuck-ton of pony posts on non-pony things too, but at least THOSE posts aren't death threats to innocent people that just watch television like EVERYONE READING THIS THING. The pony posts are easy to ignore anyway. I have met a lot a bronies though, whether it was online, or in person, I have spoken to them for countless hours too, and all of them (besides the ones of 4chan, obviously) were all nice, loving people. And those bronies go to BroNYcon in New York. Yes, it's THAT popular. And those bronies just talk about the show
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#252175
Jan 24, 2013
 
We MUST destroy all bronies. Why would men watch a 3 year old girls' show anyways??? They are ignorant and stupid. I can tolerate furries because they can be cool but bronies get pissed at people if they try to reason with them. Join us and end the evil reign of bronies...
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Jan 24, 2013
 
DSL1 wrote:
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