Too many of you have gotten down on yourselves; You don’t think you’re doing enough for the fandom. Guess what you’re doing, that only you can do; You’re being a part of it. You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be you.
I have watched “Magical Mystery Cure” so many times and yet I still cry a little when every pony shouts “Pinkie!” during “True True Friend.” I cry because I would love to be greeted like that, with everyone so happy to see me. I love the whole episode, but that part makes me sad because I feel as though I will never be loved by friends the way Pinkie is. 3/12/14
I think it’s weird most of the ponies have names related to their cutie mark, yet it’s canon that they do not receive a cutie mark until they find out what they’re good at. Does that mean that by naming a pony you’re making it so their name is what they’re good at? I know the episode with Cheerilee explaining her cutie mark to Apple Bloom was supposed to address that issue but it didn’t do it too well because every other pony has a cutie mark and name with no ulterior meaning.
Having recently both come out of the closet and come out as a fan of the show publically, I can absolutely, with 100% certaintly, tell you all that the two experiences are nothing alike
I recently (finally) found the courage to, you know, announce to the world that I am a flaming homosexual and figured it was also as good a time as any to just casually let my friends know I was a fan of the show.
While I don’t regret either action at all, the idea that there are actually people out there comparing something as trivial as showing support for a cartoon to one of the most difficult, terrifying and brilliant things a person can do annoys me to no end, not to mention the people comparing ‘haters’ to real-life homophobes. Believe me, having the word ‘ponyfag’ sent to you anonymously pales completely in comparison to having the word ‘faggot’ screamed at you from a car window driving past as you’re minding your own business (and yeah, that actually happened to me. It’s been a crazy past couple of weeks).
This whole ‘coming out of the stable’ thing needs to end, and it needs to end soon. It’s ridiculous, naive and childish.
Bronies need to learn to take it down a notc somethimes
We act like if someone doesn’t like the show there’s something wrong with them, we spam ponies where ponies have no place to be, and we do a whole lot of things that I think alienates us and prevents us from getting new fans. 2/9/12