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#133 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
When the MLP fad ends, I'll be so glad
User avatar #243 to #133 - techketzer (10/10/2012) [-]
Don't hold your breath. This might just stick around.
#224 to #133 - princesscadence (10/10/2012) [-]
Meh...the craze will die down at some point and eventually they show has to end...but really it will never completely end, fans will come and go as time passes. So if your hoping to see the end of bronies within your lifetime good luck with that.
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#241 to #238 - princesscadence (10/10/2012) [-]
He has a deviantart page, care for a link?
He has a deviantart page, care for a link?
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User avatar #210 to #133 - dtox ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
If you're talking about this current craze that's going on, then yeah I believe it will.

personally, I'm not going to stop being a fan after that point.
#209 to #133 - rump ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
look man if you dont like it there is a previous page button, no need to comment. also if youre tired of ponies "everywhere" you shouldnt be, just look at those dumb "rage faces" or whatever theyre called, i ******* hate those but i dont go around shoving it in peoples faces. also your arguments are just ******* weak
User avatar #213 to #209 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Yes, I heavily dislike the overuse of rage faces. And if you're going to be part of an online community where they're heavily featured, at least know for fact that they are indeed called "rage faces". I think it's also hilarious that you're decrying shoving things in peoples faces, that's all I get from bronies, though.
#251 to #213 - rump ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
i should know what rage faces are called because im in a comunity with them in? well i mostly hang around the pony threads, this was the first ive commented on the first page. also ive never seen any ponies being shoved in to anyones face, and assuming every brony is like what youve seen outside the comunity is really ignorant of you, i suggest trying to watch an episode,  and at least try to enjoy it, if you dont ofcourse your not gonna 						*******					 like it. and im not saying every brony is mother teresa but the people on the friendly thread atleast is the most sweetest people ive seen on the internet.
i should know what rage faces are called because im in a comunity with them in? well i mostly hang around the pony threads, this was the first ive commented on the first page. also ive never seen any ponies being shoved in to anyones face, and assuming every brony is like what youve seen outside the comunity is really ignorant of you, i suggest trying to watch an episode, and at least try to enjoy it, if you dont ofcourse your not gonna ******* like it. and im not saying every brony is mother teresa but the people on the friendly thread atleast is the most sweetest people ive seen on the internet.
#178 to #133 - omahgawd (10/10/2012) [-]
>TV show fans
>Fad
I think it will be a series with a long cult following like Star Trek, actually.
But very generation specific.
#165 to #133 - neverborn (10/10/2012) [-]
It probably won't go away, maybe it'll lose it's time in the spotlight if everyone stops making such a big deal out of it but the show itself and it's fans won't just up and vanish.
User avatar #249 to #165 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
OMFG where did you get that picture of Ulquiorra smiling?!!!

Smil...?

Yeah... wait... maybe?

Urgh... emos. So hard to tell.
#305 to #249 - neverborn (10/11/2012) [-]
of course Ulquiorra doesn't smile naturally
#306 to #305 - neverborn (10/11/2012) [-]
...because if he did it'd be ******* terrifying
#307 to #306 - snowshark (10/11/2012) [-]
When the bad guy smiles...
#146 to #133 - drastronomy (10/10/2012) [-]
another 50 years maybe, when a lot of bronies have either died or cannot remember **** .

Also, bronies face when your comment
User avatar #147 to #146 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Think of it like this. I don't see this show lasting more than two more years, at the most, and everybody has to grow up eventually and learn to live an average life.
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User avatar #186 to #147 - stormeye (10/10/2012) [-]
Here are some facts for you:
-MLP is now becoming a very financially successful franchise for Hasbro that would cause them to loose a LOT of money should they drop it anytime soon.
-The shows creators confirm that there will be SEVERAL seasons to come, with at least one season per year.
-The shows creators and staff endorse and support the fandom, and are now intermingling and interacting very freely with us.
-Many bronies are making money off of the fandom, and create art, music, animations, etc for profit as well as appeasing a growing fanbase.
-According to recent statistics in previous brony conventions and Hub channel viewer ratings, the number and fanaticism of bronies is growing at a near exponential rate, and currently number somewhere in the millions.
-We aren't the only fandom to put a name on themselves, nor are we the only fandom of it's type. The Star Wars movement of the 70's and the Trekkies of the 80's contain many similarities, although we have the advantage of the internet, and the obstacle of easy misconceptions, accusations, and assumptions from the outside.
-Today marks the second year of the show's life, in which all this has transpired.

I don't know why you think that the bronies are leaving anytime soon because the evidence is against it. And I hate to say it, but the best thing is to just not fight it and just ignore it to the best of your ability. It may fade into more obscurity later on, but it's moving too fast to stop. Especially when Season 3 hits this November, any lull in hype you see now will be erased very quickly.
User avatar #192 to #186 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
You're forgetting one thing though, it's impossible to simply ignore and forget when something is being shoved in your face on a near daily basis.
User avatar #228 to #192 - rhinoplasty (10/10/2012) [-]
hahaha get off the internet you sap for once in your life. "shoved in your face" thats ******* rediculous
#240 to #228 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Have you ever heard of this fantastic invention called "college"? It's really great, you get to see a lot of people there, and... who's that over there? A guy wearing a brony t-shirt? Oh well one doesn't matter. Oh gee wizz, there's another one, and a third and a fourth.

Do you understand what I'm trying to insert into your unusually thick cranial cavity? PEOPLE EXIST OUTSIDE OF THE ******* INTERNET, AND THEY LIKE TO ADVERTISE THEIR WEIRD ENJOYMENTS.
User avatar #308 to #240 - neverborn (10/11/2012) [-]
sooo anyone with say, a batman t-shirt is forcing a whole plethora of comics and movies down the throats of everyone who sees it?

people buy things related to what they like, It's not a new thing.
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#257 to #240 - stormeye (10/10/2012) [-]
If you are a part of any trend or group and enjoy it, you normally would do something to associate yourself with it and attract other members of said group to you, whether it be saying phrases from the show to wearing a pony shirt. It's a double-edged sword as it puts off haters, but it's simple social science; not too hard to understand. It's why I'm wearing a pony shirt right now.
#255 to #240 - rump ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
ARE YOU MOTHER 						*******					 SERIOUS!? dude look 50% of t-shirts are at least referencing some show or game or whatever. you call this being shoved in your face when someone is wearing a t-shirt of what they enjoy then wow i applaud you, this is one of the most ignorant thing ive seen on the internet. and thats saying a lot.
ARE YOU MOTHER ******* SERIOUS!? dude look 50% of t-shirts are at least referencing some show or game or whatever. you call this being shoved in your face when someone is wearing a t-shirt of what they enjoy then wow i applaud you, this is one of the most ignorant thing ive seen on the internet. and thats saying a lot.
User avatar #254 to #240 - rhinoplasty (10/10/2012) [-]
you're just using bronies as a group of people to hate which is a human thing. we all need a common enemy to hate whether it be hipsters, gingers, applecorp fanatics, bending timers, trekkies, star wars diehards, jews, blacks, muslims, aliens, and the list goes on. As we might something else to interest us in the future you too will find something new to infuriate you. Im sure you have things in your life that people would hate about you
User avatar #260 to #254 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
I don't hate anything. I simply have a strong dislike for the brony community on simple grounds. I don't hold grudges and I don't hold contempt, for I have no reason to. I just don't enjoy the sheer volume of pony content inside the internet and in the real world. It's people being unusually pushy about their enjoyments
User avatar #271 to #260 - rhinoplasty (10/10/2012) [-]
whatever there are things people like that you may never understand but i think there are alot more distasteful hobbies out there than wearing a tshirt with a pony on it
#211 to #192 - anonymous (10/10/2012) [-]
Its not thrown in anybodies face outside the internet, if your day cosist's of nothing but internet then its just something you will have to deal with, besides most real life bronies will keep to themselves and if them wearing a T-shirt with Derpy on it then learn to deal with it.
User avatar #216 to #211 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
My days usually consist of going to school, and unfortunately enough, I have to see those socially awkward ***** with pony shirts all the time.
User avatar #207 to #192 - stormeye (10/10/2012) [-]
That is something I cannot help you with. And let's face it, we're on a site where popular internet culture and memes are a larger focus, especially a site that has a relatively large brony population, you have to expect to see things you don't like. The bronies here try their best to keep it separated from the majority of the site, but that does not prevent things from bleeding to other areas and pony posts popping up on the front page.

Yet on the other hand, Funnyjunk is a community site that is meant to appease the larger sub-communities and the general viewers, not to be tailored to match the desires of a minority or the pet peeves of a single individual.

So in other words, we bronies are also wanting to make sure that your time here is as enjoyable for you as it is for us, but as long as bronies and haters exist in the numbers they do now, it will never be perfect. And hating on us and complaining won't help the situation.
#191 to #186 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
That's nice, love
User avatar #150 to #147 - drastronomy (10/10/2012) [-]
....
It has already lasted 2. Season 3 and 4 are already confirmed. Most likely 5,6, and 7 will be secured too because of the substantial increase of bronies every season release.
User avatar #154 to #150 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
You know what? I absolutely loath the term "brony" because somebody had to come up with a term to describe somebody who likes a cartoon.

Substantial is quite an unthoughtful word for the rate at which people watch the show. There's not a substantial increase, there's actually a fairly slow rate at which new viewers are watching the show now, from this point on it will begin to stagnate and drop eventually.
User avatar #159 to #154 - drastronomy (10/10/2012) [-]
Whatever. You can like your things and we can like ours. However, if the producers keep getting paid the show will go on.
#193 to #159 - FacePalmHeadDesk (10/10/2012) [-]
what if the actors die?!?!

I''m sorry, I'll leave
User avatar #195 to #193 - drastronomy (10/10/2012) [-]
They will be replaced.

Like my testicles.




#196 to #195 - FacePalmHeadDesk (10/10/2012) [-]
oh okay. I thought derpy hooves is pretty irreplaceable, but whatever.

and I hear that worked well for Armstrong, how did it go for you?
User avatar #197 to #196 - drastronomy (10/10/2012) [-]
they mutated. Got shells, then proceeded to live in the sewer and eat pizza.
#200 to #197 - FacePalmHeadDesk (10/10/2012) [-]
I see. A truly reclusive and resilient people.
User avatar #202 to #200 - drastronomy (10/10/2012) [-]
indeed.
#134 to #133 - bobaskus (10/10/2012) [-]
It will never end
It will never end
#144 to #134 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Trust me, it will.
User avatar #161 to #144 - cpthitsugaya (10/10/2012) [-]
It will end, but the fan's love for it won't
#167 to #161 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Give it a few years, people will become aware of how strange this whole obsession was.
#205 to #167 - fozzoul ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
i know its weird but that only makes my penis harder!
i know its weird but that only makes my penis harder!
User avatar #181 to #167 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
Two words mate... Star Wars.
#183 to #181 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Star Wars is a highly praised movie series with strong acting leads, excellent music direction and a direct relation to Homer's The Odyssey.
Star Wars is a highly praised movie series with strong acting leads, excellent music direction and a direct relation to Homer's The Odyssey.
#310 to #183 - hitlerslostchild (10/12/2012) [-]
funny how star wars still has a huge fandom
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#194 to #183 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
And MLP FiM contains: Strong Character Leads, Excellent Music Direction and references pop culture both present and past including but not limited to Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford who happened to be in Star Wars), James Bond, The Gremlins, Spiderman and Batman and a movie known as Trainspotting, keep in mind that is a very small list that I have given you.
And MLP FiM contains: Strong Character Leads, Excellent Music Direction and references pop culture both present and past including but not limited to Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford who happened to be in Star Wars), James Bond, The Gremlins, Spiderman and Batman and a movie known as Trainspotting, keep in mind that is a very small list that I have given you.
#203 to #194 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Well isn't that nice. Strong character leads comes across in voice direction, I haven't found anything beyond cheesy and forced lines in that show. Music direction is also particularly screwy, nothing more than midi created audio for filler. And pop-culture references don't mean a thing, it's just something you can see in a frame or two, for instance, the Big Lebowski reference, it was just kinda there. Nothing special.
#220 to #203 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
'Midi Created Audio for Filler' you say? You do realize the music is composed by a professional studio musician right? One that can incorporate subtle foreshadowing via a specific set of notes and such that would only be recognized by somebody who is highly educated in such a department. Furthermore, improvisation isn't what one could call 'cheesy', it's an art form in itself that allows a VA to flow through their character better. The references in show last more than a frame or two, there are whole episodes centered around specific things like 'Star Trek' episodes, Indiana Jones as I mentioned before. Scenes that mimic tales like that of Icarus and The Pied Piper of Hamlin. Characters directly based off of celebrities and iconic things like the British Supermarine Spitfire and Anna Wintour of Vogue Magazine. There's a difference between 'claims based on opinion' and 'points accompanied by legitimate facts'.
User avatar #231 to #220 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
Dude, it's alright. Let him have his opinion. For the most part he is right.

MLP is simply not on-par with the original Star-Wars trilogy however that is simply because in no way does it attempt to be. They are radically different in every conceivable respect.

Whilst your point is compelling and based upon factual analysis, it is still rather unfair to attempt to compare the Star Wars trilogy (An epic escapist-science-fantasy adventure with a theme of medieval-inspired technology) with MLP (A comedic fantasy animation based around friendship)

Perhaps it is better to accept that neither side of the argument is going to budge and instead attempt to find common ground on which you both agree?

Like... do you like Star Wars?
User avatar #246 to #231 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
Yes, I know comparing the two is like that of Apples and Oranges, I just figured I could help him understand or side more by using something with a particularly large fanbase. One that is still in existence today due to their love of the series despite it being 'complete' in a sense. I do like Star Wars, but I'm not an avid fan, if it's on T.V. I might watch it, nor do I do that with the ponies, I simply wait until it's convenient for me and I indulge my interests (cause their ain't no way in hell I'm gonna wake up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday to watch a cartoon I'll jut wait till it's up on YouTube).
User avatar #256 to #246 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
Ha! Apples and Oranges. I see what you did there.

Either way, it's hard to change someone's opinion if you're in an argument with them or even in a discussion. Psychologically they are essentially on the defensive. It calls for a somewhat softer hand if you intend to sway someone. I won't attempt to stop you arguing, but I do suggest you go over your words at least and notice how they could be viewed as aggressive. Do mind that the same could be said of Klondike's posts.

I'm no saint. I make mistakes and you're within your rights to thumb me down if you feel I'm being patronising, I'm just trying to help clear up the brony vs non-brony arguments as peacefully as I can if I can see they're not going to lead to anywhere productive.
User avatar #279 to #256 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
No worries mate, I know what you're getting at.
#283 to #279 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
Thanks. ^_^

Here. Have some Apples vs Oranges.
#285 to #283 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
I actually like oranges more than I like apples, yet AJ is my second favorite.
User avatar #225 to #220 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
I'm going to break down your argument on the audio. Have you ever studied digital audio before? It's pretty easy to understand and you can make music more easily than a studio orchestra can. I mean, look at Hans Zimmer and the Batman films, most of that was actually composed on a keyboard and programs with instrument emulators. However, to say that it's difficult to create a foreshadowing would be completely ignorant.
User avatar #234 to #225 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
I have not studied digital audio before as it does not lie within the parameters of my abilities. I have attempted to create music digitally, and suffice it to say I failed, however when I pick up a guitar it's relatively easy to come up with something. Sure it may have been composed digitally, but it was recorded by an orchestra. Creating foreshadowing through the progression of notes that may sound lively to one and create a spark of recognition for another, to me, sounds pretty damn complicated. But what do I know? I'm a redneck that loves motorcycles and beer.
User avatar #172 to #167 - cpthitsugaya (10/10/2012) [-]
Sure people will, but the true fans, who appreciate the show for character developement, sequences, villains, and settings won't just forget about it. Yes, there are many, many people who only like my little pony because it's a bit of a bandwagon, but when those years go by, the real fans will never forget about it.
User avatar #174 to #172 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Goodness, you people sound like fanatics "THE REAL FANS WILL NEVER FORGET ABOUT IT"

I real fans should be the young girls the show was made for.
User avatar #175 to #174 - cpthitsugaya (10/10/2012) [-]
It's a show intended for all ages. There is no segregation of gender, or age ever admitted anywhere in it. So think for a second, and figure this one out. Television is for entertainment, and for people to find things they like. My Little Pony is a television show. Put two and two together, and figure this one out for yourself
#177 to #175 - SemiAnon (10/10/2012) [-]
"Designed to engage, entertain, and educate young children, MY LITTLE PONY remains a girl's best friend"

www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/parents/through-the-years.cfm

Don't deny it. You know it to be true.
User avatar #226 to #177 - dtox ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
I want to point something out about that.

That's coming from hasbro, whose primary intention with MLP was to market toys to, specifically, little girls.

That doesn't mean that the show itself wasn't created with the intention of being a little less....stereotypical.

I mean, just compare generation 3.5 (which I'm sure you've seen) with the current, it's an immense change in quality in all aspects. That's the creator's doing, not the company's, and the creator has already told us what her intention with the show was to be (don't get me wrong, her primary concern WAS little girls, just that doesn't mean she couldn't have had other things in mind for viewers).
#275 to #226 - SemiAnon (10/10/2012) [-]
The primary audience was intended to be little girls. She wanted to make it so little boys would also watch, and that still leaves the primary audience of children. It was made like any children's show in regards to entertaining parents; done so they don't use the tv as a babysitter, and actually sit through the show with their kids. It was not created to be watched more by single 14-40 year old men with no children than by the little girls it was created for.

Getting real ******* tired of this "It's for all ages!, she made it for kids AND THEIR PARENTS!". It's a show for little girls. ******* accept it, and stop trying to say that it isn't.
#280 to #275 - dtox ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
>Implying that I'm saying you're wrong about it being a show for little girls.
#286 to #280 - SemiAnon (10/10/2012) [-]
Look around.
User avatar #291 to #286 - dtox ONLINE (10/10/2012) [-]
What do you expect? Fans are being told left and right that it's wrong for them to like the show based on the fact that it's intended for little girls.

Do you agree with that or something?
User avatar #299 to #291 - SemiAnon (10/11/2012) [-]
Yes, I agree with it. Not in a perfect world, but in the one we live in. People are going to tell fans of anything that it's wrong for them to like it. Being fans of cartoon ponies isn't a shield that prevents them from the same **** everyone else gets.
I expect them to get over it. Everyone *knows that it's intended for little girls. Denying that fact only shows that the fan who is denying it believes that it's wrong of him to enjoy something that's outside societies 'barriers'. That's the fan's insecurities.

*we all know, but a large portion denies it
User avatar #300 to #299 - dtox ONLINE (10/11/2012) [-]
When I said "agree with," I meant do you think fans are wrong to watch it.

And if someone told you you were wrong to like something as trivial as a cartoon, wouldn't YOU want to shut them up, and to stop pestering you already?

And no **** it isn't a shield, it's more like a lamp that attracts a bunch of annoying moths.
User avatar #301 to #300 - SemiAnon (10/11/2012) [-]
The shield point is that no one else is constantly whining about people telling them what they enjoy is wrong. Not where I can see them, anyways.

The Notebook is one of my favorite movies. Whenever the topic of favorite movies comes up, that's one of the first I talk about. I get some **** for it, but I still like the movie, and can accept that I am not the primary intention for the audience. I don't have this "NO NO NO It's actually intended for 20 year old men to love!" mentality. I don't get continuously harassed about it because I don't care that I'm not "supposed" to love that movie. They don't pester me about it because it doesn't get a rise out of me, and I don't go off talking about how the author originally intended for his story to be for girls "and their boyfriends".

No, I don't think it's wrong for anyone to watch it. Weird, sure. The weirdest thing they could be watching, no. It's not just ponies. It's weird that people my age are watching Adventure Time, or any other cartoon for that matter, religiously. But if they enjoy it, whatever. I'll make fun of them occasionally, but I'd make fun of them for something else if the cartoon wasn't there. There's nothing wrong with watching anything, except for the obvious, illegal things.
What I do think is wrong, is denying that it is what it is. It shouldn't matter to someone if they enjoy it.
User avatar #302 to #301 - dtox ONLINE (10/11/2012) [-]
I've never heard of the notebook, so I wouldn't know what it's about or why anyone would make fun of you for enjoying that. But I'm sure you'd be thinking differently if there was a large, RAVENOUS fandom based on "The Notebook."

Give me an example of a fandom that you're a part of (if any), one where fans are pestered because of their interest. I know that all fans have their criticizers (I mean, **** , look at furries, who I feel terribly sorry for), but there are few that step into a level of controversy like MLP.

Aside from that, I'm not saying that it isn't absolutely stupid for someone to claim "my little pony" was meant for them, but it isn't bad to say stuff like "it's got stuff even we can enjoy," such as the point that lauren faust intended for the parents to also be entertained by the show. Shows like adventure time don't need much (if any) justification because they have the stuff that adult males are known to like.

I WAS going to write a wall of text about a bunch of other ******** , but we've already discussed all of it before.

I'm sick of the fans who denying it's a show for little girls as well, but I can't blame them when they get such absurd backlash. Doesn't mean I don't correct them.
User avatar #223 to #177 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
2010: Renowned animator Lauren Faust re-envisions the ponies, giving them a new look and adventurous storylines set in the kingdom of Equestria.

Taken directly from that page of yours. Take particular notice of the term re-envisions.
#270 to #223 - SemiAnon (10/10/2012) [-]
Yeah, re-envisions, like making a plot more exciting than brushing each other's hair. That does nothing to imply that she was remaking the entire thing to be for teenage-adult males.
User avatar #281 to #270 - sonicg (10/10/2012) [-]
Even so, the direction of the show's original intent has changed, albeit not very much.
User avatar #180 to #177 - cpthitsugaya (10/10/2012) [-]
So be it. Now what? What have you truly accomplished in believing you've proved me wrong?
#185 to #180 - SemiAnon (10/10/2012) [-]
>argues that the show is for all audiences
>when shown statement from creators of series that it is for little girls, resorts to
>yeah well arguing on the internet is pointless
User avatar #187 to #185 - cpthitsugaya (10/10/2012) [-]
I never brought the topic of pointlessness. I was going off my own logic, because it seems like common sense.
User avatar #176 to #175 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
It's not a show for all ages, it's a show for young girls with appealing aspects for parents. It wasn't made for the teenage male or adult male audience.
User avatar #179 to #176 - cpthitsugaya (10/10/2012) [-]
It's made for the general audience of America. Which includes, teenage and adult men.
User avatar #182 to #179 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
You're still wrong, I don't know where you're getting these "facts" but they're wrong. The show is designed and aired for young girls and includes humorous elements to keep parents interested in watching it with the kids.
User avatar #184 to #182 - cpthitsugaya (10/10/2012) [-]
Then I'm wrong. And I am breaking rules for liking it. But so be it. I love it, and so does a whole group of other people.
#148 to #144 - bobaskus (10/10/2012) [-]
No it wont
No it wont
#149 to #148 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Yes, it really will.
#151 to #149 - bobaskus (10/10/2012) [-]
No It will never
No It will never
#153 to #151 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
Then you don't know how television works.
User avatar #206 to #153 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
I argue that this is not fully a matter of Television. Because of the nature of the animation it is very easy for fans of the show to create content of a similar level of animation, meaning that although the likelihood is that MLP is on borrowed time in it's current format (I explained to elbrysobrony below if you're interested) the fan-base is in the fairly unique position where they have the ability to create content to the same standard of the show itself.

Therefore it will be entering very unusual territory, where the show itself may actually be perpetuated by the fan-base itself rather than by the animators. A haunting prospect to many, I am sure, however you have to admit... it is a pretty interesting/worrying notion.
User avatar #166 to #153 - elbrysobrony (10/10/2012) [-]
Look at Doctor Who. Hasn't that show been around for, what, 49 years or something?
User avatar #169 to #166 - klondikemonster (10/10/2012) [-]
That's because their viewers haven't dropped or stagnated since the show began. They've gone through many developmental stages and kept enthralling stories with engrossing characters and great acting.

Plus they've been raking in the viewers in droves.
User avatar #173 to #169 - elbrysobrony (10/10/2012) [-]
The part about the stories and characters are kinda up to each person's personal opinion. Not everyone thinks they're amazing. Sorta like MLP. Some, like thou, don't think it's that great. Others, like us, think it's one of the greatest things ever.

Oh, and about the viewer count? Let's face it, Klondike. Bronies are amongst one of the fastest growing fandoms ever. We're pretty much up there with Star Trek and Star Wars. And hell to the yes, it's been raking in viewers in droves.
#199 to #173 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
Dude, brony here. *waves*

The reason that Dr Who has stayed so fresh is that it has a revolving door cast. That means that the cast is completely interchangeable and in Dr Who's case it changes fairly often, once every few years. Because of this the show has managed to bring fresh characters into numerous situations.

MLP on the other hand has... issues. The show is massively focussed around the Mane 6 and their learning and development. This essentially means that with every episode that comes out the number of available plots to put the characters in goes down because they're learning the lesson of said plot. It essentially means that a time will come where these characters have learned so much about friendship that there's next to nothing really left to learn.

When that is the case the show can go one of three ways:
1: Keep the Mane 6 and change the focus of the show away from learning about friendship into something else.
2: Switch to a new series with a new core cast but inevitably end up re-treading the same lessons of the first cast, albeit in different situations.
3: Close in style, rather than beating the dead donkey like the Simpsons is doing.

Essentially, MLP as we know it is on a limited time-frame. It simply can-not last. However, does that mean that bronydom or the MLP craze will ever die down? Actually... yes and no. Whilst the craze will die down, the fan-base is of such size and scale that bronies will never really disappear. Due to the format of the show (Flash) we can already see that there are numerous animators who are creating fan-made media in the same style as the show. Even to the point of a full fan-made episode coming soon.

So. Will it die down? Sure. Will it disappear, likely no.

Dr. Who Fact: There are nearly 800 episodes giving it the most episodes of any Sci-Fi series and it is fast approaching it's 50th anniversary, making it the eldest too.
User avatar #208 to #199 - elbrysobrony (10/10/2012) [-]
Oh. Okay then. Sorry for being a dumbass. Thanks for filling me in.
#215 to #208 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
You're not a dumbass. Whilst this is common knowledge for me and for many, it is not common knowledge for the majority. I happen to have a good idea about how not only the television industry works but also basic and mid-level sociology and psychology.

To expect the same standards as one's self from others, especially those whom you have never met, is unfair. It is as much the fault of Klondike for not explaining as yourself for not understanding what it is he was trying to say.

So, in short, not knowing something does not make you a dumbass. You're a dumbass when you do something that is, for lack of a better phrase, STARK RAVIN' TOTALLY BLINKIN' DAFT!!!! I.e: Drinking bleach, misunderstanding basic, common knowledge or being narrow-minded to the point where it is offensive to others.

Now, in the spirit of forgiveness, have a pony pic.
User avatar #219 to #215 - elbrysobrony (10/10/2012) [-]
*squeaks happily* Thanks.
#222 to #219 - snowshark (10/10/2012) [-]
*tips cap* Love'n'Tolerance, m'boy.

*ruffles hair* Aww, okay, one more but then off to bed.

(Disclaimer: Careful, it's a long one.)
User avatar #158 to #153 - bobaskus (10/10/2012) [-]
Uhm yes i do
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