Cheesecake is ruining me

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Seriously, it really is. It seems like the majority of my nerdy dude friends have become cheesies. Not just guys who enjoy cheesecake, either, but harsh, harsh cheesies. One of them has written an over one-hundred thousand word cheesecake fanfic. Another has a shelf full of cheesecake figurines. Hanging out with this assortment of cheesecake-obsessed young gentlemen has gotten somewhat monotonous, as hangouts frequently boil down to them constantly changing the conversation to cheesecake, or showing me various cheesecake videos and remixes on Youtube.

Even worse, another sizable portion of my friends (mostly women, actually) have decided that the whole thing is hideously disturbing. Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Cheesy community was basically a training ground for morbidly obese people.

As for myself, In small doses, I honestly don't mind cheesecake. It is pretty tasty, I've eaten 8-9 different kinds of it and liked them all well enough. It's not a food that compells me to obsess about it constantly or want to have it as my primary identity or whatever, but it's alright. Except now I find myself constantly being harrassed by both groups; By the cheesies for not joining the bakery, and by everyone else for admitting that I'm fundamentally okay with the idea of a grown man eating so much cheesecake.

Does anyone else have so much goddamn cheesecake drama in their life, or am I the only one troubled by it?

Poerts:
Does anyone else have so much goddamn pony drama in their life, or am I the only one troubled by it?

You're clearly not the only one, and you full well know it.

If you listened to some of the people here, then maybe (although I suspect it's usually hyperbole). I honestly can't say so myself; no-one I know in real life knows I'm a fan of the show, and I'd be mortified to try and shove anything I liked down someone else's throat, other than in jest. I'd say you've been rather unfortunate in how your friends have reacted. Whenever I've mentioned the fandom to someone else in passing, the response has pretty much universally been "I don't really understand the hype, but whatever." All I suggest is that you could ask both groups to tone down their views on the show around you. It's pretty ridiculous that people would obsess over or hate on something to the point that it would affect your friendship with them.

I don't think anyone has had MLP: FiM ruin their lives before...

Personally, while not a fan of the show, the fan love their show (although the term brony is very silly) and I say let them love it, it isn't hurting anyone and being enthusiastic about something is a good thing. Like the escapist, If you don't like ponies and see a pony thread, ignore it, problem solved.

Bronys are VERY vocal however, I will say that. I love adventure time but I don't slap adventure time jokes everywhere.

What's MLP? I've never heard of it before.

derp

Don't hate the Ponies, hate the Poniers.

"Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Brony community was basically a training ground for pedophiles."

lulz.

That reminds me of something...

- (kinda NSFW for language)

Dangit, not another blasted pony thread. Only one thing to do. No need to jump in Daystar, I got this.
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I hate to do it, but you forced me too. This thread is now about cheesecake.

Guess I'm a pedophile then... Damn.

And OP, thanks for making this thread. Today you woke up and said, 'No! 4276434 threads about ponies on the escapist is NOT enough!', and you sought to change that, and that's a beautiful thing.

TizzytheTormentor:

Bronys are VERY vocal however, I will say that. I love adventure time but I don't slap adventure time jokes everywhere.

You know, I keep hearing this argument but I don't really see it. And I have a DeviantART.

Seriously, am I invulnerable to the madness until someone points it out? It's as if a madman is firing into a crowd and I'm in the center, but not getting hit by any bullets while remaining totally oblivious due to obnoxiously large headphones. Suddenly someone runs past, slaps my headphones off, I look around a bit, and I'm like:

"Hey, that guy has a gu-"

And suddenly I'm a beehive.

Hell, even then I have to actively search for it.

And another a thing:

Poerts:
Even worse, another sizable portion of my friends (mostly women, actually) have decided that the whole brony thing is hideously disturbing. Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Brony community was basically a training ground for pedophiles.

I never understood how that made sense...But you wanna know what show's main male audience could be comprised of pedophiles?

'Casue like hell they're watching it for the moms...

Dude, I've got a shitload of pony drama. This one time-

BreakfastMan:
Dangit, not another blasted pony thread. Only one thing to do. No need to jump in Daystar, I got this.
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I hate to do it, but you forced me too. This thread is now about cheesecake.

......

Cheesecake is ruining me.

Seriously, it really is. It seems that the majority of my dude friends are really into cheesecake. Not just like dudes who like dessert, either, but harsh, harsh "cheesies" (that's what they call themselves). One of them has written an over one-hundred thousand word cheesecake fanfic; I'm honestly impressed he actually managed to find that much to say about a type of pastry. Another has a shelf full of random slices of now-rotten cheesecake. Hanging out with this assortment of various cheesecake-obsessed young gentlemen has gotten somewhat monotonous, as hangouts frequently boil down to them constantly changing the conversation to cheesecake, or showing me various videos and remixes on Youtube (yeah, those exist. I'll admit that cheesecake dubstep is pretty fucking awesome).

As for myself, In small doses, I honestly don't mind cheesecake. It is pretty tasty, I've tried 8-9 different kinds of it and liked them all well enough. It's not something that compels me to obsess about it constantly or want to have it as my primary dessert of choice or whatever, but it's alright. Except now I find myself constantly being harrassed by cheesies for not joining the bakery.

Does anyone else have so much goddamn cheesecake drama in their life, or am I the only one troubled by it?

Poerts:
Snip

We just had a thread like this about MLP and how the OP dislikes the Bronies which got locked
.. so.. uh.. not sure what else to add to this post really. ... ... Okay I guess I can add something.

OT: I used to be a big time Brony. Like, loving the show so much that I seeked the fanart, stories, and feedback about MLP along with other things (had 1 toy of Pinkie Pie, but gave it to my niece after some time). Everything was great when I was a Brony.. but sadly, the community got pretty bad (i'm assuming because it grew so large, a mix of irrational fans became active). Like for example, anyone to dislike the show or question it got bashed by many fans of MLP. I didn't like that, because it's shunning opinions that differ then theirs based on a show.

Also, most of them are hypocritical. Love and tolerate is a popular phrase that's passed along the many fans yet they can't even tolerate each other. How? Because fans who draw (rule 34) tend to be discriminated by the community of Bronies. Sure I am not into that ether, but I don't treat fans who like R34 or the artists poorly. It'd be like treating a prostitute poorly because she's defying my religion (I am a Christian, but trust me.. I don't discriminate anyone for I am not one to judge. Sorry to bring that aspect up, but it was to point out the similarity.)

All and all, I got done with being a Brony. I'm just a fan now who only watches the show and nothing more. Yea, people usually see all fans as being Bronies but to me a Brony is someone who engages in the franchise, doing more then watching the show. Besides, there's one more thing I dislike about the Brony community.. they do things for the wrong reasons. You shouldn't treat people fairly or kindly because a show tells you to or represents love. Instead, treat people like you'd want to be treated because it's just the right thing to do. If you base your actions on a show's dignity, then what will happen if the show goes downhill for you? What shall you give off then? Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Bronies. I'm just criticizing their ways is all. Feel free to debate with me if you feel otherwise.

Caramel Frappe:
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That's interesting. I've kind of had a similar experience as you but I see it slightly differently.
I don't see it as Bronies being hypocritical because I view the word "Brony" as a neutral way to identify the fans of the show. Instead of generalizing groups as being hypocritical based on my personal observation I like to take a step back and remember that my experiences are most likely different when compared to those around me. As such, whenever I see someone being hypocritical or obnoxious I like to see them as a PERSON being obnoxious or hypocritical, instead of a Brony. After all, the Bronies are composed of people and the more Bronies there are the more diverse the fanbase becomes and it becomes impossible to define all Bronies as having certain characteristics such as hypocrisy or obnoxiousness.

I've found that, if you look for them, you can find any type of Brony you like. For example, my experience on Ponychan's /dis/ board has been very enjoyable and the discussions there are usually very civil. I have seen MANY people who, like you and me, are saddened at the amount of shunning that goes on.

My personal opinion on the matter is that Bronies are no different than a random group of people aside from the fact that they watch MLP: FiM. The problems that you see in the community are problems our race as a whole encounters. Incivility and letting ones emotions control all rational thought.
However, just like with everyone else, being patient and civil can often lead to others (or even yourself) to learn how to be an overall kinder person.

Well I mean one did trapple on my leg- Oh wait you mean that show. For once I would like to be able to talk about actual ponies/horses insted of the show, but thats a completely different discussion.

OT: Don't care for the show, but I agree the separate groups are pissing me off. I don't care for the show, but my brony friends still feel the need to try and indoctrination me while my hater friends think that just because I don't like watching it I must believe it's pure evil.

Nothing ruins a dissusion in our group better than bringing up MLP. This is extremely difficault when two of us ride horses in real life. Whenever we metion ponies you can see what everyone thinks we're talkinga about.

Sober Thal:
What's MLP? I've never heard of it before.

derp

Don't hate the Ponies, hate the Poniers.

dont hate the Bronies, hate the clop-ers.

shame to those that know what I mean.

also related, bronies.memebase.com

how could you hate these people?

*sigh* Does anyone mind if I just speed this inevitable flamewar along to it's logical conclusion? ...No? Good.

Caramel Frappe:

Also, most of them are hypocritical. Love and tolerate is a popular phrase that's passed along the many fans yet they can't even tolerate each other. How? Because fans who draw (rule 34) tend to be discriminated by the community of Bronies.

Which is a shame if you ask me, as the My Little Porn-y, if you will, is the best part. Sure, as with all Rule 34, a lot of it is crap, but there are some really good pics out there.

It helps that the majority of the cast is female, and you don't exactly need prescription-strength Yuri-goggles to see Rainbow Dash as a lezzie...

AHEM. Anyway, one more thing:

There is a special circle of Hell reserved for all the fans that un-ironically use phrases like "everypony" when not actually talking about ponies..

TopazFusion:
If it's not ME3 threads it's pony threads.

...

Ooh, let me be the first one to post the group link this time.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/MLP-Friendship-is-Magic

Anyone who joins should untick "Chat notifications" when prompted as the group chat is usually quite active.

I was just thinking that...this morning ME3, ME3, ME3 now ponies ponies ponies. I don't mind really I'm a fan but...it gets old after a while especially when 3/4 of them are people complaining about people who like the show. Like that argument was forgotten/lost a year ago.

Filiecs:
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You've made quite some good points my friend. I believe I must agree with you on the most part. Yet, I want to clarify that I still think the Brony community should know about their ways .. because even if you don't bash anyone, or shun people.. don't let those around you keep doing that stuff because it makes you look bad.

If a Bethesda fan (since I am one) were to be bashing Valve, I would feel the need to defend Valve because even though I value Bethesda more, Valve is still a great company overall. But I have to remember that you can't act as a Mod, but rather just debate on the issue at hand. I'd be no better if I put down others for putting others down while they tried putting me down.. wait, did that make any sense? Lol.

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Your friends sound kind of disturbing to be honest, and yea i'm the same way. I like the show but I don't obsess over it. :P

Caramel Frappe:

Poerts:
Snip

We just had a thread like this about MLP and how the OP dislikes the Bronies which got locked
.. so.. uh.. not sure what else to add to this post really. ... ... Okay I guess I can add something.

OT: I used to be a big time Brony. Like, loving the show so much that I seeked the fanart, stories, and feedback about MLP along with other things (had 1 toy of Pinkie Pie, but gave it to my niece after some time). Everything was great when I was a Brony.. but sadly, the community got pretty bad (i'm assuming because it grew so large, a mix of irrational fans became active). Like for example, anyone to dislike the show or question it got bashed by many fans of MLP. I didn't like that, because it's shunning opinions that differ then theirs based on a show.

Also, most of them are hypocritical. Love and tolerate is a popular phrase that's passed along the many fans yet they can't even tolerate each other. How? Because fans who draw (rule 34) tend to be discriminated by the community of Bronies. Sure I am not into that ether, but I don't treat fans who like R34 or the artists poorly. It'd be like treating a prostitute poorly because she's defying my religion (I am a Christian, but trust me.. I don't discriminate anyone for I am not one to judge. Sorry to bring that aspect up, but it was to point out the similarity.)

All and all, I got done with being a Brony. I'm just a fan now who only watches the show and nothing more. Yea, people usually see all fans as being Bronies but to me a Brony is someone who engages in the franchise, doing more then watching the show. Besides, there's one more thing I dislike about the Brony community.. they do things for the wrong reasons. You shouldn't treat people fairly or kindly because a show tells you to or represents love. Instead, treat people like you'd want to be treated because it's just the right thing to do. If you base your actions on a show's dignity, then what will happen if the show goes downhill for you? What shall you give off then? Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Bronies. I'm just criticizing their ways is all. Feel free to debate with me if you feel otherwise.

I'm still a brony but yeah I see where your coming from. I'm starting to see it on some sites. If you say love and tolerate you should...well...love and tolerate. Most don't. I can't really say it's a minority within the fandom as I don't really know but on some stuff I'm shocked at the replies I see.

I don't care if someone doesn't like the show.

I don't care if someone doesn't like me for liking the show.

and I feel no need to attack people who do either of those things.

captcha: Take care. ....fitting for how late this post was made.

Kalezian:

Sober Thal:
What's MLP? I've never heard of it before.

derp

Don't hate the Ponies, hate the Poniers.

dont hate the Bronies, hate the clop-ers.

shame to those that know what I mean.

Hay, Lil' Miss Jay does some fine ass fuckin' pony butts.

TheNaut131:

TizzytheTormentor:

Bronys are VERY vocal however, I will say that. I love adventure time but I don't slap adventure time jokes everywhere.

You know, I keep hearing this argument but I don't really see it. And I have a DeviantART.

Seriously, am I invulnerable to the madness until someone points it out? It's as if a madman is firing into a crowd and I'm in the center, but not getting hit by any bullets while remaining totally oblivious due to obnoxiously large headphones. Suddenly someone runs past, slaps my headphones off, I look around a bit, and I'm like:

"Hey, that guy has a gu-"

And suddenly I'm a beehive.

Hell, even then I have to actively search for it.

And another a thing:

Poerts:
Even worse, another sizable portion of my friends (mostly women, actually) have decided that the whole brony thing is hideously disturbing. Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Brony community was basically a training ground for pedophiles.

I never understood how that made sense...But you wanna know what show's main male audience could be comprised of pedophiles?

'Casue like hell they're watching it for the moms...

*watches that video with mouth agape in stunned silence.* I....theres...no words for how...horrible every minute of that was. That show needs to be canceled and the parents and childern removed from one another that was...just...GAH!? Seriously that show EXISTS? and people are upset that guys like My Little Pony? What. the everloving. Fuck?

Poerts:
Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Brony community was basically a training ground for pedophiles.

Oh what a strangely ridiculous world I find myself in.

I don't have pony drama offline, personally. And I'm just a big animation fan, for the most part. My Little Pony was a nice recent event for the animation world and fandom, in my opinion.

In fact I'm an even bigger fan of anime. I'm open minded toward Western animation. And being a big part of the anime fandom, we're just as hated in the West I think. Also, our fandom has people who marry fictional characters. No, really, some people literally marry anime characters.

Just watch this video and you'll realize "bronies" aren't bad.

LilithSlave:

Poerts:
Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Brony community was basically a training ground for pedophiles.

Oh what a strangely ridiculous world I find myself in.

Well, when grown-ass men start their forays into the territory of pre-teen girls, some people will point their fingers.

For the record, I like the show. I've watched all the aired episodes and plan to keep watching. However I regard the entire clusterfuck of insanity that has grown around it to be the work of the entire internet in an attempt to troll me.

I feel just a little bit saner when I view it like that.

Buretsu:

LilithSlave:

Poerts:
Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Brony community was basically a training ground for pedophiles.

Oh what a strangely ridiculous world I find myself in.

Well, when grown-ass men start their forays into the territory of pre-teen girls, some people will point their fingers.

And some people are not very sane, and I will point my fingers right back at them.

zehydra:

lulz.

That reminds me of something...

- (kinda NSFW for language)

America seems to have the best loons. Who is that and whats it from? I assume it's a radio host but is he like a 1am viewed by 300 people kind of deal or someone more prominent?

Poerts:
Just yesterday I talked to someone who had decided that the Brony community was basically a training ground for pedophiles.

Fuck, really? A couple of month's ago, I had never seen anything beautifully dumb. Now I'm seeing a shitfuck of things like this.

TheNaut131:

And suddenly I'm a beehive.

What

LilithSlave:

Buretsu:

LilithSlave:

Oh what a strangely ridiculous world I find myself in.

Well, when grown-ass men start their forays into the territory of pre-teen girls, some people will point their fingers.

And some people are not very sane, and I will point my fingers right back at them.

Like you couldn't go around to elementary schools, telling girls that Fluttershy is in the back of your van and get good results. Err, not that I've thought too much about that..

Bealzibob:

zehydra:

lulz.

That reminds me of something...

America seems to have the best loons. Who is that and whats it from? I assume it's a radio host but is he like a 1am viewed by 300 people kind of deal or someone more prominent?

His name is "Ghost" from "True Capitalist Radio". There're tons of videos like this on youtube.

I don't know any bronys personally, or have any pony drama in my life. I have been around real ponies and horses before though; they smell weird, and when I was giving this one horse treats I thought it was going to eat my whole hand. Nevertheless, the horses were pretty cool.

TheVioletBandit:
I don't know any bronys personally, or have any pony drama in my life. I have been around real ponies and horses before though; they smell weird, and when I was giving this one horse treats I thought it was going to eat my whole hand. Nevertheless, the horses were pretty cool.

It's funny, because I have seen, rode, and feed horses before but I had never seen an actual pony in real life.I've never even seen them at those pet zoos or what not. So to be into a show based on ponies, yet never coming across one.. it's just funny to me. Don't know why *shrug*.

I don't know much about it at all to be honest. The extent of my knowledge on MLP are the silly, yet harmless (unless they are GIFs!) avatars people often have of them, which are to be found in almost every corner of the internet now.

That sounds just sad. It's a very well made animation series, but doesn't really do anything for my taste.

Anywho, it's just a trend with the whole self-acknowledging hook of young men enjoying a show, made for kids, full of cute ponies. It will die out for the most part eventually.

Fortunately this site is pretty much the only place I happen to encounter any pony-fandom.

Caramel Frappe:

TheVioletBandit:
I don't know any bronys personally, or have any pony drama in my life. I have been around real ponies and horses before though; they smell weird, and when I was giving this one horse treats I thought it was going to eat my whole hand. Nevertheless, the horses were pretty cool.

It's funny, because I have seen, rode, and feed horses before but I had never seen an actual pony in real life.I've never even seen them at those pet zoos or what not. So to be into a show based on ponies, yet never coming across one.. it's just funny to me. Don't know why *shrug*.

One of the few times in my life that I had ever hung out with my real dad he had a male pony which was completely wild, and would bite and kick. It was interesting to seen the interaction between him and the pony as he was trying to tame it. I stayed a safe distance from it most of the time as even a pony has really strong legs so can be dangerous, but I did pet it once while it was eating.

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