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PlushCrochet

Quitting the Bronies

I'm very sorry but this is for you to read.

Well since Friendship is Magic came out, that series became a good series that revived the My Little Pony toyline and Faust redefine how she handled those color-coded horses. It inspired a big fanbase, countless remixes and also its on convention. But.....one thing that struck me in an offensive way is the fans. And its due to..


.....Being Racist to Older Generations


I've seen a lot of offensive comments, offensive pictures and videos involving the old generation and degrading them into nightmare fuel. As I thought, Bronies doesn't like the old one because they grew up in more famous shows in the '90s and 00's. They don't like the old My Little Pony because they were girly, pink, stereotypical and lack major characterization. Even bronies think they came out AFTER FiM or they're all products of Discord's illusions. What I think is that its just too much, a lot of Veteran Fan who grew up in those gens would be offended on what you bronies were commenting to the older gens, THE ONES THEY ALL LOVE THROUGHOUT THEIR CHILDHOOD! Do you bronies ever think of that? How much pain those older fans were having when their favorite series is being offended or mocked on?

I'm sorry, but if this how bronies treat the older generations, I have to quit the Brony Fanbase FOR GOOD. I will draw more older gen fan art and fewer FIM ones. Lastly, I thought you practice that "Love and Tolerate" thing and that "Brony Code". I still know how to love and tolerate older gens and not offend those.

But do you? Maybe that Love and Tolerate thing is a big lie after all.

EDIT: If you think why I said this, then check all pre-g4 vids on youtube and guess how many negative votes and comments they have. ESPECIALLY G3.5.
EDIT 2: I grew up on G1, so I understand their pain as I do.
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Added: 6 years, 4 months ago
 
InsecureFlaky
6 years, 4 months ago
It was good while it lasted. Oh well
LeoLeonardoIII
6 years, 4 months ago
How I think: Don't quit because of the bad apples, but moreso become a good example of one, give it a better name and show that not all are as bad as people think, ya know?
PlushCrochet
6 years, 4 months ago
Too late. If they insulted an old gen, then I'm insulted as well.
PlaneshifterLair
6 years, 4 months ago
Pft. Welcome online.
Most people -say- 'love and tolerate' and mean 'love and tolerate what I feel is right'.

You're being an example yourself, you're putting all the 'bronies' on the same bag.
Not everyone hates the old generations. I personally don't like them, but doesn't mean I'll go around insulting them. Some people like them, and that's their choice.

If that's your mentality, you might as well quit the furry fandom (some hate MLP as a whole), quit the art comunity (some artist hate cartoon style) or quit life as a whole (some humans hate eachother) =P

You just have to keep doing what you like, instead of seeing yourself as part of a group.
I like ponies. I don't see me as a 'brony'. I'm Shen, a guy who likes ponies.
I like furry. I don't call myself a furry. I'm Shen, a guy who likes the furry style.

Be yourself. Do what you enjoy. Respect others, and you'll be ok. Ignore the trolls, and they'll be harmless ^^
PlushCrochet
6 years, 4 months ago
But I just hate the whole community because of this. It's not like they're forcing me to hate the old gens, but those comments in youtube and derpbooru makes my blood boil!
bencoon
6 years, 4 months ago
Dude.. It's YOUTUBE. The comments sections are always a cesspit. You don't go to youtube for enlightening conversation, you go to youtube to giggle at videos of cats.
PlushCrochet
6 years, 4 months ago
... But I don't like them downvoted.
PlaneshifterLair
6 years, 4 months ago
So, as I said, you hate the whole comunity 'cause some are jerks?
How would you feel if someone hated you 'cause you're ina furry site where some are racists, and violent?
You're not one of them, but you're part of the group, right?
PlushCrochet
6 years, 4 months ago
I...am.But I'm not like those nutbars.
PlaneshifterLair
6 years, 4 months ago
Exactly.
Neither am I.
Neither are a lot of your watchers.

If you want to stop drawing ponies and leave the pony fandom? Ok, is your choice.
But don't do it over something like 'some bronies are nutbars'. If you're gonna quit, don't whine, just choose it.

And honestly? I don't think you should quit. You're worsening the situation, if you think about it.
If all -good- 'bronies' quit, all that's left is bad bronies for the newbies to learn from, right?
Be an example instead of a quitter.
MaverickSkye
6 years, 4 months ago
I don't consider myself a brony. Just someone who likes the show, but watching from the outside, I'll just tell you, stay, don't go. There's gonna be people like that. Jerks that like to tlak down at people and things. It's a sad part of human nature. But don't leave because of that. There's always the vocal, outspoken minority. But it's that very minority that people here. Rise above it. Speak louder with your own words that praise all generations of MLP, and show them the respect that they need to learn. If you distance yourself, then it is letting more room for the poisonous vocal minority to spread.

I don't like it any more than you do, but show what a Real brony is by going out and showing yourself to be that awesome person. Don't let the bronies who spread slanderous crap around become the face of the fandom.

To add to it, yes, Youtube is a craptacular place to judge anything. People there just like to be negative just for the hell of it. It isn't worth taking a thing they say into any kind of consideration. They just say what they can because they can get away with it, whether its true or not. Either way, don't listen to them. Just do what you do and continue being awesome, that's one of the best things a  brony could do.
PlushCrochet
6 years, 4 months ago
I want to...well I want to stay but they're too powerful even for a minority because of the memes. I can't even make them admire the old.
RoseFoxTaylor05
6 years, 4 months ago
Do you really need to make them admire the old show though? I mean... it would figure that what you're mentioning happens with people who didn't grow up with the original show as kids. I did, I used to watch it with my sister and I loved it, but I'm hardly offended if anyone says it was a bad show, maybe it was... I dunno, I like the new show too but it looks like you're letting all this get to you when it really shouldn't. Why should it matter that much? You love the show, and that's fantastic, but they have equal right not to like it.
ArtemisVulpes
6 years, 4 months ago
I grew up with gen 1, but was never a fan of the toys. I do admit I run across a lot of ignorance about the older generations and even some sneers towards the Gens between 1 and 4, but over all I see more respect for the history of MLP. Met many of old school Fans and collectors and not come across any hate towards them.

Your experiences are obviously different than mine, just always hate to see someone let a few bad apples ruin their experience with something they love. Once again, Fans ruin everything. Just know that is not the mentality of the over all brony community, we are still suffering from the connection to 4Chan and /b/. Over time the  wannabe hipsters and trolls will fade away into more obscurity, with the real fans rising above.
PlatinumPen
6 years, 4 months ago
Are you a fair and equal person that treats all matters of your life with equal respect and dedication?
Nicobay
6 years, 4 months ago
since i dont like mlp because of that :p i congrats you lol
codepony
6 years, 4 months ago
I love G4, I love G1, I like G2, what's the problem?  Fans of all generations need to start respecting each other.  Hell, "Rescue at´╗┐ Midnight Castle" is still an awesome movie and was a damn enjoyable flick of boys and girls.  
Fleetpaw
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm insulted that you feel insulted. I don't diss any gen though G3.5 was alittle way out there and such. I too grow up with G1 ponies so I know the feeling all to well
SkippyTheFox
6 years, 4 months ago
Although there are truly some assholes in the brony fandom, just like any other, I wouldn't say that there is an amazing amount of hate going towards older generations. In fact, I'm very active in the community, and it's barely ever brought up at all. You have a right to your feelings and opinions of course, but honestly I don't think you should stop liking something because others are unfair about it. I would watch mlp even if the entire fandom disappeared, and I truly do believe in loving and tolerating. I hope you still get something out of it :) Even if it's just a smile.
ArtistaAF
6 years, 4 months ago
this is one of the reasons of why i never accepted the word Brony to describe me, the other is that i find the non-anthro R34 / Ponies in Lingiere kinda ewww

...i remember i saw one of the MLP old gen series,(im not sure wich one since Chile was very anachronic with the cartoons in that time) & personally i found it kinda bland, the characters were kinda forgetable BUT i like the idea of having an actual continuity/plot instead of the FiM's friendship lessons that end up in "Big Lipped Aligator Momments" (you barely see the characters remembering stuff from other episodes, unless it becomes part of the character like the Pinkie Sense) is like they force the Status Quo too much
Thanatos
6 years, 4 months ago
I would feel much the same way were people to hate on Gen 1~2 of Transformers.

Optimus Prime was a father figure; corny as this may sound.
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