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I quite like everything TikindiDragon said. smile.gif

 

Hey, Bronies and Pegasisters -- if I wanted to watch one episode of "Friendship is Magic", just to get a sense of what it's like and what it's all about, which episode would you recommend? smile.gif

Gah, that's such a hard question for me. I'm not good at suggesting things. >.<

 

.... other people often advise Party of One (which is a bit darker), Dragonshy (definitely good), Sonic Rainboom (often a favorite), both parts of A Canterlot Wedding (great songs and some battle), and both parts of The Return of Harmony (John de Lancie of Star Trek!). I think those are all good episodes, with Sonic Rainboom possibly being the iffiest for new watchers.

 

You don't have to watch any, of course. MLP is definitely not everyone's cup of tea, which is totally understandable. But I tried to answer as best as I could, even if my posts tend to be long (I'm wordy with everything I say, not just this topic). Maybe some others can give you more concise suggestions. biggrin.gif

 

 

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Hey, Bronies and Pegasisters -- if I wanted to watch one episode of "Friendship is Magic", just to get a sense of what it's like and what it's all about, which episode would you recommend? smile.gif

*Is not brony*

The only episode I really ever liked was Sonic Rainboom

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There's nothing wrong with liking this show. I don't see a good reason to show any hatred toward bronies or MLP. I have never met a brony as bad as how they're made out to be. I have had a friend who was a little annoying about it, but it never changed my opinion on the show or bronies in general. With that being said, this show does have a huge fandom so there will no doubt be a bad side to it as others have pointed out. And I generally try to avoid getting involved in fandoms anyway. And at first the idea that adults liked this show seemed weird to me, and it took ages for me to even consider watching the show. But I was actually never bothered that others liked it. And thanks to a few close friends, I actually gave MLP a chance, and I do think it's a fun show, with a lot of cool references, and a lot of good messages. To me it is a kids show, but it never seemed uncommon for adults to like shows aimed toward children. Maybe this is just something that is considered weird, and not normal, or even creepy. But I gave up on trying to be normal and trying to think like others years ago. It only did me more harm than good, and I don't really care anymore how others feel about what I like or don't like. It certainly has had no effect on the lives of others.

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Wow. Bunch of negativity here. My son is a Brony, did I mention he is 25 years old? Let me enlighten all of you judgmental hypocrites.

 

MLP is no different than any other fandom. It's got it's wierdos and it's "normals". Like other "fandom prone" shows, MLP has a pretty clear message about how everyone is a worthwhile person no matter what you are like, and that many Bronies find refreshing.

 

Classifying all Bronies as hairy, idiotic men with pedophilic leanings is incredibly mean-spirited. Most are men who are tired of the stereotype they must fall into of football playing, beer swilling neanderthals. MLP touches a part of them inside that society forces them to hide: the beauty of simple friendship and hope. Just for a little while, they can be innocent kids again, and believe in soft things like having friends, and fun.

 

And furries and those? Heck, you are going to get all levels from ANY fandom. MLP is a fantasy world where hope reigns. It's no different than Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, or any other fantasy show where people choose to work together and learn thru morality tales. Just because the show SAYS it is aimed at little girls, doesn't mean that no one else can't find something wonderful in the show to follow.

 

In fact, the show's creator, Lauren Faust, has even said it's great how many adults see in the show what she intended for it to be.

 

Any one who is a fan of any type of fantasy/sci fi show, who disses MLP fans if they aren't little girls, is a hypocrite. My son certainly is a very sweet, charming, and caring soul, and so are many of his friends who like the show. I went to a Brony Convention with him just recently, and most of the guys I saw there are the same.

 

As a kid in the 70's, loving Star Trek and Star Wars, I remember being viewed with the same amount of negativity. A wierdo.

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I just went through the Welcome thread of a german brony forum, to get an impression, so to speak...lots of people there were strategy gaming metalheads *g*.

This much for stereotypes about metalfans and bronies *g*

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I'm a Brony! LOL! I think its cool when a guy is all into My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Its either for girls or boys in my option. My favorite pony is Rarity. I know a few guys who are Bronies themselves. I can't wait for the next season of MLP that is coming up next month. I collect MLP toys/figures. I have all the three Ponies from Build a Bear and including myself. LOL

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I personally don't really care what gender you are. But I do find it odd that guys like a show with such a strong anti-male message

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I personally don't really care what gender you are. But I do find it odd that guys like a show with such a strong anti-male message

Anti-male message? What anti-male message? You obviously don't even watch the show. I watch it with my son, seen almost every episode...no anti-male messages at all.

 

Just because all the main protagonists are female, doesn't mean the show is anti-male.

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I have seen every episode myself. The only male character that hasn't been total idiot is Spike (What's his face thar who's a whatsit married was okay, I guess)

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There are tons of minor characters who are male. That doesn't make the show anti-male. In fact, gender hardly ever comes up in the stories. They are all about working together, playing fair, everyone is worthwhile, etc.

 

I do however, find it odd that someone who has watched every episode, is a male who has a problem with the show's male fans. Interesting.....

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Wasn't there a study recently published which showed that most people perceive a situation as "female dominated" when women/girls comprise only 20% of the sample?

 

I haven't seen MLP, but in my opinion just because something doesn't feature male characters, that doesn't mean it's anti-male. Besides, males DO dominate most forms of entertainment -- if one show features females, I say, good on that show! Girls need positive role models where the characters are competent, decisive and in control.

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I never said anything about number of males, it.s oriented towards girls, the majority of characters are going to be female. But the majority of male characters are either idiots or jerks

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"They're a bunch of socially awkard guys"

btw not all of us are guys. there are some girls. I'm not totally obsessed with the show, but I just like editing the bases and stuff.

The show's for all ages and gender . not just little girls.

(( isn't just sad I have more common sence than the haters of this show? ( and there probably older than me!))

so to all the haters,

 

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sorry.. I had to!

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No...they aren't. Most of the males on the show are siblings of the protangonist, or shopkeepers, and often are helpful in helping the girls do what they need to. Not idiots or dummys at all.

 

I wonder what your own motivation is for trying to see this show negatively, especially if you have "seen every episode"??

 

And again, it's no more odd for a adult male to like this show, than it is for that same person to love similar morality shows, like Star Trek etc.

 

It's ok to dress up as a Klingon, behave like one, and speak nothing but a created language, but not ok to like a show that promotes kindness, generosity, and friendship? Not "manly" enough, I guess.

 

I actually went to a convention, and had a large plastic sword shoved in my face, and course guttural language yelled at me, simply because I bumped into a "Klingon". The guy then menaced me all around the convention...'in character' as an insulted Klingon. Oh, no that's not odd at all.

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I don't think it's a bad show

 

But let me give you some examples:

Bic Mac knows two words (which is actualky prettyy hilarious imo)

There's the two boys (the ones that follow Trixie around) who are idiots

And there's them threesome of censorkip.gif*s who make fun of Rainbow and her sonic rainboom

 

There are a lot of shopkeepers, buut most of them don't have a character and are just sort of there

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Sigh. There are also lots of ditzy stupid girls on the series too. Twilight's brother isn't a dummy, nor are the Wonderbolts. I've seen an episode where Big Mac had a small speech. He's just reticent, not a talker. And Spike is a baby. He's going to act silly sometimes, but most of the time, he's pretty smart.

 

This is not anti-male.

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Hey, Bronies and Pegasisters -- if I wanted to watch one episode of "Friendship is Magic", just to get a sense of what it's like and what it's all about, which episode would you recommend? smile.gif

umm I would recommend ( the only actual episodes I watched and know all the lyrics of one song) is Season2 episode 25 and 26.

 

episode 25 "a canterlot wedding part one"

 

Episode 26 " a canterlot wedding part two

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Well, there's just as many rude and mean mares as stallions. There are males who are Wonderbolts, therefore members of the greatest athletes. There are stallions who are rich, famous, and certainly not idiots. Big Mac is clearly intelligent and an incredibly important member of the family and farm. He's just quiet, because he doesn't waste words. He had a great speech in one episode (the one where the CMC did the newspaper, I believe). The female characters have good relationships with the stallions we see in the episodes.

 

Of course the main characters are female; target demographic. But that doesn't make it sexist. Should girls not like science fiction because of the way they're often portrayed in it? (I know River addressed that, but I wanted to empasize it.)

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There's the Wonderbolt guy who thinks only of food

I remember Big Mac's speech now that you mention it

There are some pretty ditzy females, Trixie comes to mind

 

I really don't know what you mean by manly. I'm a socialmoutcast who's favorite colors are orange and pink. :/

 

On a completely seperate note, am I the only one who knew Twilight was going to be an akicorn from the second episode?

 

I don't like it personally because I don't usually like TV shows aimed toward people under 13 (no particular reason), I did like some of the older stuff when I was a bit younger

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And should it not be commendable for men to find noteworthy a show with female protagonists, that promote being kind and gentle and fair to everyone??

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Again, no more strange than an adult dressing up as Batman or an elf, an homage to a fantasy show.

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It is commendable, I just find it strange that, with our current culture, they do

Maybe our current culture needs to stop putting such strict gender roles on people, and then start accepting and attempting to understand instead of judging. It's vastly unlikely to happen, but that would make for a nicer world. sad.gif (Applies to many topics, not just bronies.)

 

Edit for word choice clarification

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