What is your opinion of MLP:FIM and "Bronies"?
Strongly in favor
22.6% (180)
22.6% (180)
in favor
16.7% (133)
16.7% (133)
Neutral
32.4% (258)
32.4% (258)
not in favor
13.9% (111)
13.9% (111)
Strongly not in favor
13.3% (106)
13.3% (106)
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Poll: Got a college project. shocked as hell that i can use this website. MLP poll. all welcome

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I picked in favor. I think the fanbase is adorable, and it's a nice social outlet for people to be (ostensibly) fixated on promoting that sort of adorable shtick. It's better than focusing on the asshole flavor of the week and the sunglasses-at-night junk a lot of teenagers/young adults/my generation of 20 somethings tend to be into.

What I've seen I thought was ok, but I prefer Adventure Time- it's a bit more my style. Each to his/her own though, I've got no problem with it.

I'm not a Brony per se but i find it kind of cute that the interwebs have latched onto something so innocent without ruining that quality...for the most part.

Good luck with your project. Hate having to write a set amount. When I write I write as much as I need to convey my message with relevant information and my papers always come out well. Anything more than that and I'm pretty much being asked to B.S.

Mentioning MLP in the title is sure to gather the bronies and repel people who've had it with these ponies in their interwebs, screwing your poll.

As for the show, it's just another somewhat above the average kids cartoon.
Nothing to write home about, no strong feelings one way or the other.

Well its not a bad show (not my cup of tea)

But after a long series of Skype calls with friends who became Bronies, i began to hate it

If you try to convert me or tell me how "Awesome" it is...i am going to give you Rage...lots of it

so in other words... i am not a fan

I don't care what they do as long as i don't have to participate.

I'm neutral. Personally, I like the show, and I watch it every Saturday. But I don't classify myself as a fan.
Besides, I just dislike the idea of fans and fandom in general. Fan is short for fanatic, that is not the kind of behaviour any rational being would want to encourage. You may like things, but when you start to define yourself by the things you like, rather than what you have achieved. Well in my opinion you've lost sight of what's important.
Furthermore, you may also dislike things. This is also acceptable, just don't be a dick about it.

Meh. I don't watch the show myself, but folks're allowed to like whatever they want. What little I have seen of the show seems a lot less contemptable than a lot of things that go on TV, so that counts a bit in its favour.

Soviet Heavy:
Not a fan. I find the animation lackluster flash at best, the art style is too flat for my taste, and I'm not the target audience.

None of the audience is the 'target' audience : \

I thought the show was alright. It reminded me of the awesome shows of my childhood so i was somewhat nostalgic. The writing was good, i mean hell id encourage my kids and friends to watch it since its pretty good. But it isnt my cup of tea. That said if you love it thats perfectly ok, and if you wanna talk about it in your group thats also awesome. Bronies tend to be nice people and i think the idea that "what TV shows you enjoy affects your maturity/manliness" is laughable at best. Go ahead and love it as much as you want. However when you mention it ALL the time under EVERY pretence dont be surprised when people get a little tired of it. I have a friend who EVERY. SINGLE. TOPIC. Can be related to anime. It gets waring.

Considering one of my old fans is a brony, while I am not willing to get to know anything about the series and why it managed to grow such a following by young adult men, but I have nothing against it.

I liked the show more than I thought I would. Is it the greatest thing ever? No. But I find it enjoyable and fun, and that's really all I want from it

For all you saying "dont shove it down my throat", I get where your coming from. But really, when was the last time fans really "shoved it in your face"? The season 2 premiere, perhaps? The constant pony threads and obnoxious fans talking about it all the time are kinda non existent right now. While a lot of the fans on this site sigh and groan every time a pony thread pops up, we really don't get a whole lot of them anymore. The fanbase really has piped down since Octoberish (with the exception if YouTube comments and your odd brony in real life). Of course I can't claim for personal experiences, just the internet in general.

Also, I gotta disagree with the people who say the fanbase is nothing special. Yes, we have our share of douchebags and people who claim to be follow the motto but really don't live up to it, but I really do think the fanbase in general is nicer and more tolerant than most groups, both on and off the internet. How else could you explain the fans getting together and raising $100,000+ for various charities?

And I have to add, I'm happy this thread has made it this far without devolving into a flame war. I am impressed, escapist :) .

I'm just going to repeat what a brony once told me about the show and fans, because from my experience it's true:
'MLP:FiM is a pretty cool show. Not the second coming of christ, but pretty cool. However, there are ponies in it. So fans have to exaggerate and hail it as the second coming of christ to justify the fact that they are watching a show about ponies.'

I've watched it up to episode 6 I believe, didn't personally like it (didn't dislike either, it was watchable but not something I'd do given how much else I could be doing), but could see why others would really like it. Above paraphrase probably explains why watching the show seems to lock you into the community (as far as I'm aware as an outsider), strength in the herd etc. And I have no issue with the fans either.

Berithil:
For all you saying "dont shove it down my throat", I get where your coming from. But really, when was the last time fans really "shoved it in your face"? The season 2 premiere, perhaps? The constant pony threads and obnoxious fans talking about it all the time are kinda non existent right now. While a lot of the fans on this site sigh and groan every time a pony thread pops up, we really don't get a whole lot of them anymore. The fanbase really has piped down since Octoberish (with the exception if YouTube comments and your odd brony in real life). Of course I can't claim for personal experiences, just the internet in general.

Also, I gotta disagree with the people who say the fanbase is nothing special. Yes, we have our share of douchebags and people who claim to be follow the motto but really don't live up to it, but I really do think the fanbase in general is nicer and more tolerant than most groups, both on and off the internet. How else could you explain the fans getting together and raising $100,000+ for various charities?

And I have to add, I'm happy this thread has made it this far without devolving into a flame war. I am impressed, escapist :) .

I think it's the "odd brony in your life" that causes people so much irritation.

I am a fan of the show... I watch it weekly...
As for why I keep coming back?
Who knows...
The community for one... Never on the internet will you meet a nicer group of people... It's a group without trolls, without hate... I know it all sounds stupid... But, from what I can see it's true...

It seems to be that the people who DO watch the show and DO openly like it, automatically makes that person 'better' in this virtual world...
I mean, the community is the main reason I stay in with the show, because everyone I've met through the groups are genuinely great people...

As for the poll, I put "In favour" as I know there are some people who take it too far, outside the community it's all for one, but inside everyone's friends

Personally I think there could be something wrong if you enjoy watching shows aimed at little girls, but whatever floats your boat. I'm not judging. Just don't bother me with it (thankfully until now no-one has) and everything will be fine.

TopazFusion:

Just_A_Glitch:
just stop trying to shove it down my throat.

arnoldthebird:
As long as the fan's don't shove it in my face I am happy

Andy Shandy:
So long as bronies aren't shoving their show in my face, then I'm fine with it.

Dr. Pepper Unlimited:
Just don't shove it down my throat.

GeneralTwinkle:
there's more of them shoving it down your throat

This gets said a lot, but never elaborated on.

Out of interest, what constitutes shoving it in someone's face/throat? (MLP avatars perhaps? or something else.)

Not meaning to be hostile here, I'm genuinely interested.

It was mostly their rabid behaviour last year, they were everywhere throwing images around derailing threads.

And yes back then i did have an issue with the avatars, not because they were ponies, but because they all looked the damn same which defeats the purpose somewhat, now (half a year later) for the most part people have either made their own images based on the shows or gotten distinctive unique avatars which serve the purpose of telling people apart. And the people who drew/made their own i have huge respect for, creativity is dead cool.

I was rather annoyed when you could not take 1 step without walking on MLP thread or thread Hijack.
Now that its not an issue im back to not careing

My opinion remains the same. I think the show itself is bad, I don't see whatever bronies find to be so enthralling about it. But people can like whatever the hell they want, it doesn't make them into bad people.

Although I would like them to clean up their community a little. Some of their members can irritate the living fuck out of us.

Berithil:
For all you saying "dont shove it down my throat", I get where your coming from. But really, when was the last time fans really "shoved it in your face"? The season 2 premiere, perhaps? The constant pony threads and obnoxious fans talking about it all the time are kinda non existent right now. While a lot of the fans on this site sigh and groan every time a pony thread pops up, we really don't get a whole lot of them anymore. The fanbase really has piped down since Octoberish (with the exception if YouTube comments and your odd brony in real life). Of course I can't claim for personal experiences, just the internet in general.

Also, I gotta disagree with the people who say the fanbase is nothing special. Yes, we have our share of douchebags and people who claim to be follow the motto but really don't live up to it, but I really do think the fanbase in general is nicer and more tolerant than most groups, both on and off the internet. How else could you explain the fans getting together and raising $100,000+ for various charities?

And I have to add, I'm happy this thread has made it this far without devolving into a flame war. I am impressed, escapist :) .

By that token gamers are good people because of all the money raised for things like Child's Play. ANd 10 minutes on xbox live is enough to make you realise that's just not true. So maybe, Bronies are just like any other group, some are good and some are complete dildos.

My opinion, it's weird. Not because it's a cartoon for little girls, couldn't give a shit about that because I watch too many cartoons to be judgemental on that front. It's just weird because it's a freaking cartoon with one full season to it's name, calm down about it. (Before anyone says anything about my avatar, yes I like Firefly/Serenity, yes I own the series and movie on DVD, yes I own all the comics and yes I will still watch it whenever it's on tv despite being able to watch it whenever I want but I don't consider myself a "browncoat" or think of it as anything more than a franchise I happen to really like.) Fanatics are hard enough to take seriously as it is.

Richardplex:
I'm just going to repeat what a brony once told me about the show and fans, because from my experience it's true:
'MLP:FiM is a pretty cool show. Not the second coming of christ, but pretty cool. However, there are ponies in it. So fans have to exaggerate and hail it as the second coming of christ to justify the fact that they are watching a show about ponies.

That's actually a good way of putting it. Before I became a fan, lots of people were talking about it being the best thing ever. I got curious and watched the show. I enjoyed it, to the point of being a fan, but I thought to myself " the show is good, and I enjoined it, but I think people really exaggerated the greatness of the show". I do think fans feel the need to tout it as the best thing ever to get people interested. Though, to be honest, I probably wouldn't of given the show a chance if people didn't exaggerate its quality, so there's that.

Darkmantle:

Berithil:
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I think it's the "odd brony in your life" that causes people so much irritation.

Probably. But I'm the only fan I know of personally so I can't say anything on the matter except for things I've seen on the internet... Like pizza hut bronies *shudder*

Indifferent, having never seen a bit of it. It's weird that it has the fanbase it does, but I guess that's old news by now.
I really don't want cartoons at all, though. I used to watch The Simpsons and some Futurama, but not for a long time. The cutesy stuff would be a huge deterrent for me even if I were watching cartoons nowadays. I'm more of a Mad Men/Breaking Bad/Chuck/Community guy myself.

It's a fad that's been drawn out far too long. To begin with I was apathetic. Now I'm just disappointed that this shit has to keep going on.

"Look at me, I'm a guy/adult who watches little girls/children's shows, How ironic."

Spot1990:

Berithil:
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By that token gamers are good people because of all the money raised for things like Child's Play. ANd 10 minutes on xbox live is enough to make you realise that's just not true. So maybe, Bronies are just like any other group, some are good and some are complete dildos.

My opinion, it's weird. Not because it's a cartoon for little girls, couldn't give a shit about that because I watch too many cartoons to be judgemental on that front. It's just weird because it's a freaking cartoon with one full season to it's name, calm down about it. (Before anyone says anything about my avatar, yes I like Firefly/Serenity, yes I own the series and movie on DVD, yes I own all the comics and yes I will still watch it whenever it's on tv despite being able to watch it whenever I want but I don't consider myself a "browncoat" or think of it as anything more than a franchise I happen to really like.) Fanatics are hard enough to take seriously as it is.

Youve got a point, although I think its the initiative that impresses me the most than the money itself. Child's play is already an established charity. There a lot of people who give to charity for whatever reason who fail impress me. With the bronies, it was something they came together for a good cause. The fundraisers speak well of the people who run them, not necessarily the people who give to them. Anyone can give a couple dollars to a charity for whatever reason and it doesn't immediately make them a wonderful person. Of course this is just my opinion.

I've seen the show, and I'll admit that it's pretty good.
Not quite to my taste, but the characters are well-written, at least. And that's the most important thing in any show, so yeah, I can understand what people see in it.

TheKasp:
Edit: A childs show with references to steroid-abusing idiots with small wieners... what is not to love? :D

*reads post*
*spit take with coffee*
*checks eyes*
*goes to eye doctor, says everythings fine*
*reads post again*
*does another spit take*
*goes to psychiatrist, says I'm not schizophrenic*
*one more spit take for good measure*

WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!?!

I love the show, and am a fan, but I don't go around trying to convert people into followers of the show. As far as I am concerned, you either like the show, or you don't. What I don't like is people who have not seen the show at all, hating on it. That is no different than hating a food you have never tasted, or a movie you have never watched. It just doesn't make sense.

I get that some of the fans come off as a little strong and zealous, but the same can be said about anything. If you said "I don't like strawberries" to a guy that LOVES strawberries, they might get offended and tell you about all the wonders of strawberries and how they are best thing ever. If you said "I don't like Star Trek" to a trekkie, then they might get offended and tell you all the wonders of Star Trek and why it is the best show ever. MLP:FiM fans are no different.

So if you're going to watch the show, great! If you're not going to watch the show, thats fine too. If you have watched the show (or clips) and don't like it, then that is your opinion. I know people who hate Ghost in the Shell, my favorite anime of all, and while I may defend it from their criticisms, I don't go "WELL YOU ARE WRONG. THE SHOW IS GOOD YOU JUST DON'T KNOW IT". That is the wrong way to do things.

Im just too much of a cat person to ever be interested in poines.

So i guess that puts me in the neutral category.

bahumat42:

Maddenfreak:
Alright guys here's the deal, i need to write a seven to ten page paper on My Little Pony: Friendship is magic. Now it's a persuasive paper so i need to go one way or the other. My poll will consist of this. What is your view on the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and its fanbase known as "Bronies" or "Pegasisters", and if you wish to include a why that might also be helpful, for i need opinions on both sides of the argument. I'll be back to check on this in a bit, til then, have fun

And if we could please not have any flame wars? this is for a survey and i rather not sift through all of that crap. thanks again.

Go to surverymonkey
make an actual survey which will give you results which are more tangible (and more functional for academic purposes)

And il be happy to do it.

I mean the question for this poll is too encompassing, it doesn't acknowledge the people who don't really care about the show but think that the fan base is obnoxious/annoying. Its too broad.

Hopefully you read this and go make an actual survey because it will help you :)

In reality if you wanted to do a survey you would pose the same question on multiple forums. Of course here we have a realatively high concentration of bronies, but that can be easily countered by going somewhere like a brony hate site, or 4chan.

tobi the good boy:
It's a fad that's been drawn out far too long. To begin with I was apathetic. Now I'm just disappointed that this shit has to keep going on.

"Look at me, I'm a guy/adult who watches little girls/children's shows, How ironic."

No, trust me. It's not some fad, nor is it for ironic purposes (at least for most of the fans). I, like many others, genuinely enjoy the show, sans irony. It's a good show. It has fans. Just cause it has fans outside the target demographic doesn't mean its just for the irony or an internet meme.

gigastar:
Im just too much of a cat person to ever be interested in poines.

So i guess that puts me in the neutral category.

bahumat42:

Maddenfreak:
Alright guys here's the deal, i need to write a seven to ten page paper on My Little Pony: Friendship is magic. Now it's a persuasive paper so i need to go one way or the other. My poll will consist of this. What is your view on the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and its fanbase known as "Bronies" or "Pegasisters", and if you wish to include a why that might also be helpful, for i need opinions on both sides of the argument. I'll be back to check on this in a bit, til then, have fun

And if we could please not have any flame wars? this is for a survey and i rather not sift through all of that crap. thanks again.

Go to surverymonkey
make an actual survey which will give you results which are more tangible (and more functional for academic purposes)

And il be happy to do it.

I mean the question for this poll is too encompassing, it doesn't acknowledge the people who don't really care about the show but think that the fan base is obnoxious/annoying. Its too broad.

Hopefully you read this and go make an actual survey because it will help you :)

In reality if you wanted to do a survey you would pose the same question on multiple forums. Of course here we have a realatively high concentration of bronies, but that can be easily countered by going somewhere like a brony hate site, or 4chan.

its bad that the idea of a brony hate site made me smile xD

Maddenfreak:
Alright guys here's the deal, i need to write a seven to ten page paper on My Little Pony: Friendship is magic. Now it's a persuasive paper so i need to go one way or the other. My poll will consist of this. What is your view on the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and its fanbase known as "Bronies" or "Pegasisters", and if you wish to include a why that might also be helpful, for i need opinions on both sides of the argument. I'll be back to check on this in a bit, til then, have fun

And if we could please not have any flame wars? this is for a survey and i rather not sift through all of that crap. thanks again.

Out of curiosity...

- How the heck are you going to write 7 - 10 pages of paper based on My Little Pony?

- I know you said persuasive paper, but what are you trying to persuade the readers? You asked for others' opinions. What are you stance?

Anyways, I'm neutral. Some of the animated gifs and pictures are amusing. Imagining your own context of the pictures/gifs are probably far more entertaining than watching the show itself.

Best of luck on your project.

I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't involve child porn.

Berithil:

tobi the good boy:
It's a fad that's been drawn out far too long. To begin with I was apathetic. Now I'm just disappointed that this shit has to keep going on.

"Look at me, I'm a guy/adult who watches little girls/children's shows, How ironic."

No, trust me. It's not some fad, nor is it for ironic purposes (at least for most of the fans). I, like many others, genuinely enjoy the show, sans irony. It's a good show. It has fans. Just cause it has fans outside the target demographic doesn't mean its just for the irony or an internet meme.

It is a 'tolerable' show at best (In my opinion, yours obviously being quite different). As someone stated before, hold on let me grab the quote... *russle russle* HERE

'MLP:FiM is a pretty cool show. Not the second coming of christ, but pretty cool. However, there are ponies in it. So fans have to exaggerate and hail it as the second coming of christ to justify the fact that they are watching a show about ponies.'

And that's pretty much it. I'll tolerate, I won't love.

I love the show and fandom, and it really doesn't bother me if people dislike it, or even hate it.

what does bother me is I see so many people claim that bronies get upset when you say you don't like the show, where on earth do you all get this notion?

In all my time of being a fan and being engrossed in the fandom, I rarely ever come across that idiot who complains when someone dislikes the show, the majority of bronies that I'v ever encountered don't even care about people disliking it.

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