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#36 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
Hey you.

Yes, you.

Teach me the ways of alpha bronies... and the proper roots.
#40 to #36 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
As far as the, "Alpha brony" thing, I am not entirely sure what you mean, so, clarify?
#43 to #40 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
How bronies acted when it was still around in 4chan.
#46 to #43 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
Hmm...you can kind of still see it now in the way that some of them act. Really defensive and true to their cause, which is, ponies. It still is on 4Chan, but now it has it's own board and I'm sure the community has changed since it began. But, not all Bronies are defensive and aggressive, obviously, they probably felt like they were being attacked on 4Chan because...they were. Naturally that would upset them. It would probably upset me if I thought I was being attacked by a large number of people in an unfair manner.
#47 to #46 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
And love and tolerance was a thing right?
#50 to #47 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
Yes, it was kind of an in-fandom phrase that was supposed to be derivative or the show or something like that. Also kind of like a battlecry in some respects. There are some really old macros you can probably dig up easily, back when Bronies first originated, that are macros of ponies saying things like, "I will love and tolerate the **** outta you" and things like that. But, many people who have been in the fandom in a while don't really hold to those ideals anymore, kind of grew past that. It's something more common in newer members, I think.
#53 to #50 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
I never really followed it in the first place. I mean, I'm not really a loving person.   
   
Also, nice grimdark.
I never really followed it in the first place. I mean, I'm not really a loving person.

Also, nice grimdark.
#56 to #53 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
Well, I was a bit of a uh, ahem...newfag and did stuff like that. It was all for the fun of it, though. The fandom quite of brought the, "loving" attitude out of me, it wasn't really there to begin with. In fact, I'm pretty sure I was feeling relatively ****** and depressed before I joined up. Or something like that.

Thank you, I have quite the collection.
#58 to #56 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
When I was new, I was just kinda stupid. And a little depressed.   
   
I used to have a grimdark collection. Nowadays, it's porn. I don't even like to clop.
When I was new, I was just kinda stupid. And a little depressed.

I used to have a grimdark collection. Nowadays, it's porn. I don't even like to clop.
User avatar #59 to #58 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
Well, yeah. I have a small collection of porn too. Clopping, is not really a big deal, it's just like regular masturbation, but with art instead of a video.
#39 to #36 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
As many things on the internet have proven to do in the past; the fandom grew, explained beyond 4Chan. People posted fan-created macros and in-jokes all over, and just made posts about the show a whole lot. Naturally, curiosity overtook many people and they eventually gave in to see what all the fuss was about!

The show gained more and more popularity among internet users as a whole, and with the ever-growing number it was only bound to grow even larger. With boards like the FJ Pony board, and plenty of other specific boards made for ponies users had found or made places to discuss the show and spread their brony plague. I got wrapped up in all that madness around Pony Thread Nein, on FJ, and became a brony like, a year or two ago. Three summers ago, I think.

Then there was the second season (Which is also when I started to lost interest), I assume it had grown during that period, and now...here we are! I have lost much interest since my join into the fandom, and I don't watch the show as often, but I still visit the boards and although they tick me off sometimes I usually put up with it. It kind of isn't the same to me, though. The FJ brony community has really taken a beating, or several beating, if you will.
User avatar #42 to #39 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
expanded*
#41 to #39 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
What a nice history lesson.

I joined right in the middle of thread 12.
#44 to #41 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
The FJ Pony thread has changed drastically since it's beginning, for multiple reasons. A lot of users have left, and there always seemed to be some drama going on in the older boards. But in the end everyone loved everyone, so it didn't matter. Yeah, we got split up and some things happened, but I believe 12 was one of the later boards, I am not sure if that was before or after the huge ********* with Friendly. But yeah, I think I left somewhere around like, eleven or something. Not sure why, maybe I got tired of you guys or, got wrapped up in something. But I was gone for a really long time.
#45 to #44 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
It was way before. I'm not a fan of Friendly, though a lot of people I know post there.

The thing I didn't like about thread 12 was closo, but I liked him at the same time. Then 13 was just kinda **** , then current thread... I'm not a big fan of, but I'll stay away.
#48 to #45 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
That was one of the things I liked about the old threads, there were plenty of ********** . It got annoying sometimes too, though. You know, I am pretty sure Closo is still around, he lingers under a different username now though.

I liked it back when I was first starting, because it was magical, I guess. I just got tired of it after a while, and slowly started to back off. You can't love something forever.
#49 to #48 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
He is still around.

I'm guessing by season 4, fandom will die.
#51 to #49 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
I think that, Bronies have made such a large impact, in both the internet and as a whole, that it will never truly die. Sure you might not really have active boards, but you would still run into artists and fans of the show who are still kind of doing what they are doing despite the show being over. It has really grown colossal in size.
#52 to #51 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
All things come to an end. It's gonna die at some point.
User avatar #54 to #52 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
Maybe. You're probably right...
User avatar #55 to #54 - mindlessdubs (01/05/2013) [-]
But hopefully something a little less kiddy could take it's place.
User avatar #38 to #36 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
Okay, I'm ready again. So like I said, people started to watch it, and then they started to post about it. But it was more than one person, and every day the fandom would balloon and consume more, the Bronies were seeping into other boards like /b/, and completely eating up /co/ and things like that. It got so large, and annoying, that if you were posting ponies on a board, you would get a lifetime ban. Yeah, they essentially banned ponies.

Eventually, the dust had settled down a bit and although the Bronies were still there, I am sure they had become less of a problem. I believe they remedied that by creating huge pony threads to accumulate all the Bronies as opposed to just letting Bronies post all over the place.
#37 to #36 - newposterintown (01/05/2013) [-]
That seems like a rather spontaneous question...

Okay, so, the fandom's roots, and...how to be an alpha brony?

Well, I mean I suppose I tend to be fairly honest and straightforward at times, but I wouldn't consider....

Anyway, if I am correct the fandom began on /co/, but it was somewhat of a joke at first. Then, people actually started to enjoy the show, so people started to actually watch it, given that they were truly enjoying it. Many of them watched the show only to humor themselves, and did not think they would like it so much. But they did, so they started to post about it.

Hold on I'll give you more in a reply
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