Pony Confessions Commentary
kaikainagrif:

ponyconfessions:

I used to be a very loyal brony, nowadays I hate the fandom. I was very loyal and “heavy” brony before, I used to translate the episodes to my language, to hunt hours for the toys and invite lots of people to the fandom.. but then everything got ruined for me when those 10 years old kids started entering the fandom and not recognizing the people who helped building it when it was new.
12/3/14

are you fucking kidding me

Yes, I’m fairly certain that the confessor is. Don’t forget that people do sometimes use Pony Confessions to troll, twist things others have said, or make the fandom itself look bad. Or sometimes they just do it to create obvious fake confessions for humor value. The probability of it being one of those vs. the probability of it being serious makes me fairly certain that it’s not serious.

kaikainagrif:

ponyconfessions:

I used to be a very loyal brony, nowadays I hate the fandom. I was very loyal and “heavy” brony before, I used to translate the episodes to my language, to hunt hours for the toys and invite lots of people to the fandom.. but then everything got ruined for me when those 10 years old kids started entering the fandom and not recognizing the people who helped building it when it was new.

12/3/14

are you fucking kidding me

Yes, I’m fairly certain that the confessor is. Don’t forget that people do sometimes use Pony Confessions to troll, twist things others have said, or make the fandom itself look bad. Or sometimes they just do it to create obvious fake confessions for humor value. The probability of it being one of those vs. the probability of it being serious makes me fairly certain that it’s not serious.

ponyconfessions:

I’ve received a ton of messages asking me where I have been; so yeah I am here, ready to explain myself and ready to start anew.

I have basically been without my own computer for a long time. At my New Years Party, my friend spilled my vodka all over my Mac, frying its motherboard making it…

She’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

yrshi73:

twily-daily:

For honesty no pony can deny, you are the Applejack of my eye

Stop the puns. plz.

It’s from the extended opening, if you didn’t know.
Also, I am obligated by law to say this:

yrshi73:

twily-daily:

For honesty no pony can deny, you are the Applejack of my eye

Stop the puns. plz.

It’s from the extended opening, if you didn’t know.

Also, I am obligated by law to say this:

People forget how important a good reputation is. They attribute success to underhandedness out of jealousy and arrogance and don’t see how underhandedness ultimately would and does hinder success. Relationships are key, and without honesty, there is no trust. Without trust, there is no relationship.

People forget how important a good reputation is. They attribute success to underhandedness out of jealousy and arrogance and don’t see how underhandedness ultimately would and does hinder success. Relationships are key, and without honesty, there is no trust. Without trust, there is no relationship.

Love without Sex

mild-madness:

I’m doing a Philosophy paper on Asexuality. Please reblog if you think Love without Sex is possible! I really need the data. Like if you think love has to have sex.

(ps. I’m also posting something similar to Aven on Monday. Also, please only like or reblog, not both. Also using this as a very very loose guide-line, stop getting your panties in a twist, it’s not going to be my only source)

I identify as demisexual technically, but for all intents and purposes, I’m asexual. Of course, given that I’m aromantic (where the whole “all intents and purposes” thing originates), love without sex isn’t really something that happens, either.

That said, being somewhat involved in the asexual community (though not very much), I must put my weight behind love without sex.

shaudo:

yossdillo:

heckyeahponyscans:

bronystupidity:

feminist-merpony:

jerathehedgefox:

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THE MY LITTLE PONY FANDOM.

She’s.. so cute.. I’m so sad..

One word: pathetic. That is all.

-Generaallucas

I was hesitant to reblog this because I felt like this lovely cosplayer deserved to be recognized for her excellent cosplay rather than being eclipsed by the racist comments aimed at her.  But in the end I did decide to reblog because this kind of thing is all too common in the new MLP fandom.

I would like to make something perfectly clear.  Yes, there are always going to be some horrible people in any fandom.  But there are proportionally more in the MLP fandom.  I have been a part of many fandoms since the late 90s—large fandoms, small fandoms, female-dominated fandoms, male-dominated fandoms—and I have never seen anything like the current MLP fandom.  Not in a good way.

I know there are good, decent people out there too.  But I also know nothing will change if fans just shrug and say “it happens in every fandom.”  

You can’t make other people not be terrible, but you can speak out against them when they pull shit like this. (And thank you to Jack-o-Lantern, whoever you are, for doing just that.)  It’s what the ponies would do, yes?

This so much! I’m so tired of defending this fandom when proportionally it sports more vitrolic bile than any other fandom I’ve been in.

Anime fans pull this kind of thing all the time. I’m trying to think of a single too-fat, too-tall, too-short or too-off-“color” cosplayer who has been seen online and hasn’t had this kind of acid spat in their general direction by people who honestly care too much about things that don’t matter and not enough about real people.

But yeah I am getting pretty tired of it. I still enjoy the show, but I’m starting to wish I had never heard of the fandom.

Even the one time I met real living bronies at a convention during the second season, they were kind of jerks. Attention-seekers. Their favorite questions were about which characters were best, and their favorite interactions involved putting down the people who didn’t agree with them. Just the guys, though. There were a couple of girls there and they were the sweetest people I met at the entire convention.

On the other hand, the bronies I have met online have been generally consistently decent people, which makes me wonder where the whole of Tumblr is going that I’m not.

I recognized this comment style, so I checked its source and sure enough, I was right.

Ladies and gentlemen…

413chan.

413chan seems to have been down for some time now, but I remember it being a den of trolls. For those wondering, here’s that same picture on Derpibooru.

Because I know that some will miss it, note that Background Pony #113F was either trying to troll or jokingly respond to Splinter17’s post.

The point is that Derpibooru is a much more accurate representation of the brony fandom than 413chan. Just because someone comments on a pony-related picture doesn’t make them a brony and it also doesn’t make them representative of the brony fandom as a whole.

Thank you.

ponyconfessionscommentary:

Okay, I need to ask something.
Who does these?!

Finally found out via reverse image search on Derpibooru that the artist is oze. Loving the safe-tagged work.
…Most of it, anyway.

ponyconfessionscommentary:

Okay, I need to ask something.

Who does these?!

Finally found out via reverse image search on Derpibooru that the artist is oze. Loving the safe-tagged work.

…Most of it, anyway.

yossdillo:

shuttersmiley:

sourcedumal:

jackthebard:

Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl.
There are only fake geek boys.
Science fiction was invented by a woman.

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Specifically a teenage girl. You know, someone who would be a part of the…

Sorry, but science fiction is older than that. A lot older, in fact. By centuries. Heck, Star Trek can trace its roots back to the Roman Empire. No, really. Better examples would be Ada of Lovelace (anyone who’s done anything on a computer aside from basic calculations can thank her) and Grace Hopper, but maybe I’m biased because of the whole programming focus.

Then again, I guess it depends on how you define geek and why the heck it even matters and why people feel the need to insist about whether or not they or other people are geeks. Do you like science fiction? Well, you’re probably interested in science fiction, then, and not the history of literature as it pertains to science fiction. Do you like programming? Well, I would hope that you would give a nod to Ada of Lovelace (like Babbage or Turing), but it’s not surprising if you don’t know who Grace Hopper or Niklaus Wirth are.

Besides, I gotta ask: Where’s the motive in pretending to be a geek?

psst try searching 'Braeburn' with safesearch on. it's practically impossible to avoid nsfw pics of him even with safesearch on. >_> yes i've tried it.
Anonymous

I did find a single NSFW picture after a bit of scrolling with Safesearch on, and then a second before I reached the bottom of the results. I also found a few suggestive images, though they’re really only suggestive because I have the experience to know that they are.

Of course, once again, my search and browsing history isn’t the kind you’d find on a kids’ account, and I did run a few searches a couple of days ago that returned a lot of adult images (protip: Don’t search for any sexuality flag if you’ve forgotten to turn on your SafeSearch), so that may have affected it. This is supported by the fact that I found these images on Bing (the primary search engine that I use and the one on which I ran those searches), but not on Google. Once again, I need to stress that your search and browsing history affects your search results. So even if you search for something and it turns up porn, it may very well be because your search and browsing history lends itself to that sort of stuff.

Either way, though, I didn’t just go to Tumblr to cry foul (as I’ve seen many others do), accomplishing all of nothing except to pat myself on the back for a nothing well done. Here’s what I did: I flagged them as adult.

So, please, if something NSFW shows up in your search results, just flag it as adult.

A couple of side notes:

1. Searching for “Braeburn My Little Pony” or “Braeburn MLP” not only removed the apples from the results, it also removed those images.
2. Braeburn is a less common search than Princess Celestia or Twilight Sparkle (or really any of the multi-episode characters, and keep in mind that that’s including people searching for the apple or county), which could be another reason why there might be NSFW images in the search results: Not as many people searching, so not as many people flagging.

Edit: By the way, there are other reasons why I believe those stories of kids finding porn and it traumatizing them in a way like that are BS, mostly involving child psychology, but I’d rather not go into them.

ponyconfessionscommentary:

tgweaver:

beep beep beep

Uh oh, I think that’s your horsephone going off
You better get that

"Hey there ???, we’re having a picnic in the East orchard, you want to come?"

"What is a stylus?"

"Oh yeah"

"Shoot, I think I lost it."

"Are you coming to the picnic?"

"PICNIC"

Just so you know.

Edit: That “???” is “partner.”

Reblogging because I figured out what it was and I’m far more proud of myself than I should be.