Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #100!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #100!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#100) What prompted you to start your Brony Advice column? Also, you seem to get a wide range of questions concerning everything from personal relationship and social group issues, to commentaries on art and music, all surrounding the MLP fandom; do you ever find yourself surprised or caught off guard by the questions you receive, and do you ever have difficulty answering them?
Answer: I started this column with a simple dream: a dream of understanding brony thought-processes. I like to do my best to observe the fandom and draw from it what I can. A good way of doing this is via samples and case studies. Some excellent case studies are in the form of these questions; as the questions are being asked by bronies, generally, they are representative of what certain parts of the fandom are thinking. Even the most ridiculous questions are worth documenting: in twenty years time I can look back on this column and see exactly the kind of things that bronies were thinking at the t
Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!"Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!"Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The two words that bronies fear above all,
Making them a target for hunting's sake.
One after another they drop and fall,
Leaving a trail of brony-tears in their wake.
Then two bronies eager to quote the law,
(Threatening dreams of courthouses and bench)
Start their internet search and declare war,
Quoting vacuous facts from where and whence.
The first, with an authoritative eye,
Spreads leg to his foe by building his wall;
Mantles word from an informed alibi;
Clears throat and offers the following drawl:
"Hasbro, play the fair hand;
A year and a half has gone up in smoke!
I wasn't making a profit; I'm victim to the fact!
Perhaps you don't understand?
"Well, I," quoth the brony, "understand copyright law,
Trademarking and legal-shit, and so I spoke:
That we're not in breach of any sort of contract,
To toy with the product we claim to adore.
"You sour relations by protecting yourself
(As a brony I care only for my state of health)
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #1, #2, #3!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #1, #2, #3!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#1) I fantasize about being in a relationship with Twilight Sparkle. I can't seem to stop myself. What should I do?~
Answer: While the behaviour is, of course, unusual, at least you realise that something is wrong, which means that you're halfway there to winning the battle. While it's healthy to develop certain bonds with characters from a TV show, there's obviously a point where reality and fantasy should remain separate. That point, it appears, seems to be when you start imagining yourself in a relationship with a pony.
While you're sure to face a degree of ridicule based on your confession, it's important to understand why you feel attracted to Twilight Sparkle. If it's the qualities that her character conveys, such as punctuality, hard-work and intelligence, then those are all fine traits that you perhaps wish to find in a real-life partner. Given the detailed characterisation of the ponies in "Friendship is Magic", it's not beyond the realms of comprehension that pe
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #52, 53, 54!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #52, 53, 54!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#52) Why do bronies feel the need to create so many gay shippings? It's weird.
Answer: Bronies make lesbian shippings because the bulk of the cast of "Friendship is Magic" are female, and bronies like to pair characters up. The idea is in itself nothing new, but ponies do seem to take things to the next level.
"I'm an Apple-Dash fan!" one person cries.
"That sucks," says another. "Pinkie-Shy is best shipping!"
On the one hand it's relatively harmless if people are just pairing the characters up for shits and giggles. When it gets porn-y you have to wonder why people are so obsessed with making these ponies fuck each other. It's a given that people will ship characters, but that doesn't make it any more necessary or purposeful. I'll never forget one hilarious instance where a brony made a comment on a person's DA page who was a big supporter of Soarin and Rainbow Dash shipping. They said that their shipping idea was 'shit'. Curious, I checked out the attacker's page
art giveaway thingWell I`ve seen a few other people do it and it make me want to do it as well xD besides it`d be nice to have an excuse to draw a couple things for people I haven`t drawn for or don`t even know.art giveaway thing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess I`ll make this as short as I can!
I`ll be giving away 1 detailed pony drawing (of one pony more than likely) and one simple drawing as well. Possibly more depending on how many people are interested. If I decide to add more, I`ll update this entry.
>>To enter, either favourite this journal or link to it in your own journal. Each option is one entry and if you do both, it will be two. I understand a lot of people don`t like to make journals about this kind of thing so yeah, the option is there to not do it.
I`ll be picking on 1 February randomly via some sort of random name generator- not sure which one yet (and if anyone knows a good one, let me know)
Welp thats it. see ya!
oh yeah, please comment here to let me know if you made a journal for this, otherwise i might not know. thank y
On fandom, fans, and trollsI just flew in from Seattle, and I had a great time. In many ways it was one of the best cons I've been to. For my own part, everyone I met and encountered, from staff to attendees to VAs to friends old and new, were positive and the people incredibly kind and brilliant. I was witness to countless incidents of generosity and honesty and solidarity. Rarely have I smiled so hard or as often in the company of so many good people and admirable fans.On fandom, fans, and trolls3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, sadly, it seems not every experience this past weekend was so positive.
Before My Little Pony I had no real experience with the concept of fandom beyond what I read with horror, and, admittedly a certain amount of amusement on internet websites and forums. But here I am, happily lost in a sea of technicolor unicorns and pegusi. I can't say I've been part of the MLP fandom since it began, I was actually somewhat late to the world of ponies. But I have seen it grow from a relatively sma
The 'kiribans suck' giveaway [winners]Dammit... I forgot to record it! oTLThe 'kiribans suck' giveaway [winners]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*adds another item to the "things I have to add next giveway" list*
So for now, you'll just have to trust me that I picked the winners fair and square, using nothing more than a random number generator. (random.org... seemed legit, right?)
And random.org decided that the 2 lucky winners are
(this is pointless, you can see the icons alrdy below)
:iconapocalypsekitty: and :iconthestorm117:
And now I'll take my time to read through all your interesting comments
(nvm, i'll do that tomorrow, I'm going out! x3)
So I heard you like art? [Winners!]Winning numbers were 117 and 60!So I heard you like art? [Winners!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Which means :iconhourglasspony: and :iconeverlighthelios: are the winners of this give away!
You guys have to check out this artist: :iconpepooni:
she's drawing the most adorable chibi ponies!
GIVEAWAY FUCK YEAH [WINNER]As I promished...GIVEAWAY TIME !GIVEAWAY FUCK YEAH [WINNER]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO WIN YOU MUST :
---> Fav this journal.
---> Be a watcher.
No need to comment, or share, but you can if you want ^3^
YOU WILL WIN A CHIBI OF YOUR OC OR SOMEONE ELSE IN THIS STYLE :
EDIT : For some people who have a pony OC, I can draw an anthro version.
WINNER IS --> :iconzemyxluv: (choose by random.org)
Love RejectedBy my own words, do not feel so scarred,Love Rejected8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But the offer you've given, I shall promptly discard.
Your words are quite thoughtful, and I am well deserving,
But your current manner makes you seem so unnerving.
A man of great strength is someone I need,
Not a man of high language with compliments to feed.
He must be an Adonis in both looks and in drive
And should have his own fortune from which we can thrive
Your heart does seem big, but your body is too,
And I feel that the outside should match the inner of you
As a friend, you're an acceptable person to behold;
But as a lover? That thought makes my body grow cold.
Never have I felt that we were predesigned,
So with another is where your love must go find.
By my own words, do not feel so scarred,
But the offer you've given, I shall promptly discard.