In a freak turn of events that nobody really expected, WVTY has features even more pony stuff! This time, it’s Osaka Jack and all of the plushies he’s won playing skeeball or something. The link to the actual article can be found right here. These AREN’T the TY beanie baby plushies that are in the States, but a Japanese-exclusive plushie that comes in all six flavors.
So, we’ve seen this kind of article pop up many a time in the past. I won’t say that this one has a high amount of new ground to cover, but, in addition to having a mother’s positive perspective on specific aspects of the show, the interview with her daughter (choice excerpt pictured above) also covers what a little girl likes as well. All I really have to say is, with a website like Antenna Free TV, it took them long enough to give us an MLP article. I’d look to see if they’d done more, but I can’t find the search function.
Suddenly, news articles! We received a flood of articles from the past month or so all at once that talk about the fandom, many of them thought-provoking and interesting in their own way. Everything from a brony being fired for his enjoyment of a TV show to a review of a Princess Celestia doll can be found below the break!
I think we’re a bit behind schedule in posting this, seeing as it’s about 5 hours in, but there may still be plenty of questions to ask! Logo TV and BuzzFeed have teamed up with Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos to answer questions related to the brony documentary on Twitter, and would like some contribution by bronies to answer any questions that interested parties may have. A cursory look says it may already be over, but you never know! Questions with #AskABrony ought to get their attention. Head below the break to read the entire announcement by Logo TV.
Now, we’re advocates for erasing the past, but it’s specifically in their choice of picture that we find ourselves here today, as bronies, looking at a large biker who wants to remove Twilight Sparkle from his arm. This contest was spotted in a local newspaper (yes, that old stuff on real paper) by Tuxxy, who decided to provide us with the link to where you could find it on the site. If you want to check out the contest, head over here. Also stay tuned, as Tuxxy has said he may very well upload a snapshot of the newspaper he initially saw this in. Does that man looks like he regrets having Twilight on his arm? We think not.
WTVY have been really supportive of the Brony community, as opposed to the traditional ‘look at them and laugh’ approach. To celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the show, they asked people to send in artwork to feature on their Morning Show. If you submitted some art, then you might be on the rollcall – check out their video to see if your artwork made it. Brony Fever (I’m trademarking that) also spread to the rest of the show, with one of the guests bringing it up. Thanks to Sean and the rest of the WTVY crew in Alabama for being so positive and receptive to the community!
In Toronto, the hockey team Maple Leaf’s goalie hurt his knee one day, a replacement was being promptly sought, and thus Drew MacIntyre came into the limelight as the replacement (to make a long story short).
Ever since then, the former emergency backup been doing actually quite well, attracting internet attention for his nice goaltending antics, and much more so recently for his My Little Pony engraved hockey mask. Where goalies universally decide to pick their team logos or some generic aggressive-looking images for their masks, he opted for a simple one with a few cartoon characters on it like a Carebear and, most importantly, Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. He says this decision came from his wife’s nickname being “Care bear” and his daughter, Mullen, watching Mlp and Pinkie Pie being her favorite. “I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs and they’ve (his family) been there,” says Drew, describing how his family is extremely important to him, having stayed together through his rather unsuccessful hockey career, hopping from team to team, trying to make it big. His teammates tease him about his helmet, but to him it represents the support that his family has, and will keep giving, to him (and to us bronies the furtherance of the worldwide pony agenda).
To read the whole interesting article, click here.
Just as we were wondering what the next brony news from WTVY would be, we get this! The web news outlet that has done its part in promoting fandom awareness has once again delivered a fair, unbiased report on bronies. This time around, they discuss the Brony Fan Fair and Sac Brony Expo, both conventions that have been held recently. Fun fact: They don’t just report pony news, either! They have fairly entertaining standard news as well. You can check out their main site here. I particularly like their Web Wednesday segment.
And we’re only getting more and more articles about bronies in the off-season. USAToday wrote a few facts about bronies article, after watching the documentary, that gives a deeper look on what we bronies really are. If you want to see a relatively reputable article describing shortly just how amazingly talented we generally are and not crazy about the
unnaturally fruit-esque truly childish marketing oriented older shows people usually relate to us, then you can read the article here.
I skipped to a random part of the movie and found this. I’m not sure if ponies are actually the issue here.
So, for those who weren’t aware, the narrative short film in its entirety premiered at BronyCAN. To those who weren’t able to attend the convention and see this, those who created it were kind enough to put it online for us all to see. Check it out here, or go below the break, where we have it as well!