March 25, 2012

Who could imagine that there could be this kind of trouble...

... going on in the world of My Little Pony?

24 comments:

damikesc said...

I've heard of bronies. Not as creepy as furries --- but not by much. Hardcore weird crap there.

Red Eye did a piece on it. As they said, "There isn't some deeper context here. It is what you get." Even the creators can't really explain.

Suburbanbanshee said...

Sigh. There's nothing to explain.

High school and college age guys really like comedy. This comedy show happens to involve pastel girl-ponies instead of Monty Python, and the message of the show is primarily wholesome instead of whatever message a Sixties UK show had; but it's essentially the same thing.

Veggie Tales famously had a fairly large fandom among neo-pagans and Unitarians, even in the days when you could only buy videos in evangelical Christian bookstores. But nobody noticed that particular "contradiction". Having a sense of humor is a big bridge.

Quaestor said...

leotroksky wrote:
Love and tolerance, bronies.

the username "leotroksky" is of course an homage to the famous Russian novelist and world travel Leo Trotsky, author of the 42,000 page classic War and War Followed by a Little Peace and More War and No Sprinkles on Your Blini.

Quaestor said...

One of Leo Troksky's most beloved characters is the conflicted and tragic Prince Andre Bronchitis who coughs up a huge green lunger in front of Napoleon, God and everybody during a state dinner in the Winter Palace, causing the Tsar to get sick to his stomach and giving Napoleon dangerous ideas, which leads to Trotsky's famous refutation of Hegel's Great Man theory of history in favor of the Great Embarrassment theory of table manners.

wv: educise Eurovelo

Quaestor said...

Later Prince Andre enters into a hasty and ill-considered marriage to the minx Natasha Fatale. All his friends advised him against the alliance seeing as how a minx is a cross between a fox and mink that besides being genetically unstable is unwise for someone prone to respiratory irritations. Andre ignores their advice and goes ahead with the wedding. All is well until Prince Andre is called up to fight a war against the Franco-American forces. (The Tsar has declared war because Franco-American, despite its name, makes canned Italian-style food.) Prince Andre is morally wounded by falling into a giant bowl of borscht. He spends the next 27,000 pages weakly complaining about the skimpy dollop of sour cream in the borscht, while Natasha sheds her summer coat and becomes a ermine or something.

fivewheels said...

For My LIttle Pony culture hilarity, I always laugh at this. Yeah, I know it's parody.

Synova said...

My daughter is disgusted about the supposed outrage over Derpy. As she's at least borderline Aspie and tends to get a bit of that "you're weird" and what not from others, the idea that people ought to be offended by Derpy offends *her*. She likes the Derpy character.

Chip Ahoy said...

Aha! I knew it. Natasha was a stoat all along.

deborah said...

lol fivewheels

Synova said...

She figures that it's not people like her, or even others with any sort of "I'm not like other people" who are offended by Derpy.

She figures it's "normal" people being offended, and thinking they're better people for being offended in place of the people who aren't offended at all.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Who could imagine that there could be this kind of trouble...

After that whole incident with Tinky Winky watching gay porn on Laa-Laa, nothing surprises me.

edutcher said...

There's a fanbase for My Little Pony?

Not since My Pet Goat has the Left (and it's gotta be the Left) gone so insane...

PS Quayle, you missed the part where Moose and Squirrel defeat Russia by making Natasha walk in comfortable shoes...

WV "itduc" What Tonto said when he saw Donald.

Quaestor said...

Meanwhile the Bonapartist intellectual Pierre Bazookajo, who has been at odds with his estranged father over the color teal (Pierre says it's a shade of blue while the father insists it's a green) finally reconciles with him (they both agree not to wear anything remotely teal) and inherits a immense bubblegum fortune, the largest in all the Russias, and spends 6234 pages getting the stuff out of his carpets. Pierre is secretly in love with Natasha, but he ignores the dictates of Mother Nature, and marries a magnificent pair of breasts instead... nothing else just breasts. Later the breasts grow a bit saggy and Pierre regrets the marriage. Meanwhile the former minx Natasha having been widowed 1300 pages ago is now available. Pierre eagerly marries her, but later Natasha explains she's really a Dutch ballerina and will never grow a decent pair of breast. Pierre grows despondent and vows to shoot someone in revenge, so he heads to Krasnoyarsk to kill Napoleon. Along the way he meets a wise Russian peasant who explains that Napoleon is in Moscow, many thousands of miles to the west. Pierre realizes that in Russia only peasants know their backsides from a hole in the ground and turns west, only to become hopelessly lost in the great trans-Ural forest. The wandering Pierre blunders into a thorn bush and scratches his arm, which leads him to discover that like all Russians under the skin he is a Tater. This knowledge makes him realize that as a Root Vegetable he has no right to take the life of Napoleon or any other pastry. Thus he returns to Natasha a sadder put wiser grocery item.

Quaestor said...

OH MY GAWD! I'm getting hate tweets and death threats from Audrey Hepburn! Wow...

Moose said...

This is like those people that have sex dressed up as furry creatures, isn't it?

Quaestor said...

In the Afterlife you get 141 characters and punctuation doesn't count.

John Lynch said...


What a Shame.

Quaestor said...

Don't mess with Derpy Hooves

EDH said...

Nothing can come between a little girl and her Pegasus, er, I mean Sunny Muffins.

Warning: it's pretty sick.

Paco Wové said...

Estrogens in the water supply.

Gotta be.

wyo sis said...

There is nothing so pure that frat boys can't find a way to scuff it up. It's really pretty artistic when you think about it.

Greg said...

The adult fandom for My Little Pony only arose when someone created a cartoon that adults would find interesting. Not saying all adults would enjoy it, but previous My Little Pony shows were apparently atrociously bad.

Suburbanbanshee said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4zJ6tdG2A4&feature=related

"Becoming a Brony" presents a dramatization of the usual paths to becoming a brony: memes spreading on the Internet, and friends bugging you to watch at least one ep.

Greg said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rBhHgIEZMg

The controversial character appears at 1:48.