So, how big of a brony is Mitt Romney? If this Tumblr is to be believed, we’ve sort of always known in some way. The concept got popular enough to be picked up by semi-satirical local news outlet InTheCapital. Their article, which also contains some of the Tumblr pictures, can be checked out over here. It’s okay, Mitt… we support your bronyness, even if the rest of the world doesn’t. That does not, however, mean you’ve got the brony vote in the next election.
So, just what was revealed at the toy fair? Was it just that new Equestria Girls movie? Or were there other awesome things unveiled that we want to get our greedy brony mitts on? Oh, yes, there’s definitely more merch! Idle Hands, a group that reports on awesome things and looks really familiar for some reason, has some pretty great screenshots of the goods over here. Everything from the Rainbow Rocks dolls to the new castle playset to… wait, is that a muffin for a name?
Are you a male that feels under-represented in My Little Pony? Inexcusable! Culture War Reporters has a short blog published that discusses a tumblr which purported “misandry”–that is, inadequate representation of males–in the show full of ponies. The original tumblr hosting these ideas is now gone, but another article by the same name (My Little Pony: Misandry is Magic) may have a point in saying that male representation is lacking in the show (not something the blog author is promoting, I clarified). Then again, the guy (or girl) who wrote the article may also be excluding information to prove a (bigoted) point.
Spike is a baby dragon, not a pony, plus he has a minor role in the show, thus he cannot be considered as a main lead.
But who are we to judge?
So, what makes bronies watch the show? Will Weisser of Metanautics has to know what makes us tick, what our drive is to do what we do in the fandom surrounding the show. You can find the article over here, where he goes into a pretty sophisticated breakdown that leads to his (albeit, in my opinion, flawed) concept of why so many people watch the show. I hope he displays my comment.
The American Conservative, a site which lauds itself on its open-minded conservatives, has created an open-minded article indeed on bronies. It really needs to be read to be believed, and can be found right over here. Maybe the world is finally growing wise to us.
… I probably shouldn’t have said that.
If you haven’t made the time to watch the ‘Bronies’ documentary that covered the events of Bronycon and others last year (that’s 2012, by the way), or just want to watch it again, it’s now even more freely available with its addition to Netflix. It seems to be a worldwide release as well, so it should hopefully be enjoyed by the wider general public. Watch the documentary over on Netflix here.
(Thanks to Michael Brockhoff for letting us know!)
Unfortunately, con season is not upon us, but past cons still leave a lasting effect on the places they are held. NetNebraska, getting into the spirit of “The Best of 2013″ posts going on everywhere, has chosen Pon3Con as one of the highlights of 2013. This article is really well written, and it speaks of bronies as a good thing in terms of loosening the constricting gender norms for males and even females. I like that complement. If you want to find the full article, head on over here.
On Sunday, Bronies for Good for the first time played A Princess Carol, which was missed by anyone that couldn’t quite attend. Well, they knew that it had to be brought to the public, so… it’s here! Head below the break for the video as well as some words from Bronies for Good. As someone who just watched the entire thing, I will say that it was excellently made. For all those who need a little more dash of Hearth’s Warming in their holiday, this is the play for you!
In a freak turn of events that nobody really expected, WTVY has posted another brony-themed story, this time giving a quick rehash of what bronies are and what is to be expected. The article is nice- It’s well done and it mentions several charities that bronies are involved in. If you want to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth, go on and click right here.
We couldn’t find a picture of this guy by googling his name and we’re too lazy to chop up a picture, so have this picture of Ryan Reynolds from his recent thriller Queen of the Night. We hope you aren’t too disappointed.
So, how ridiculous is this whole “brony” thing going to get before we all get slaughtered in a focused genocide by the rest of the world? Ryan Queen, who created this petition titled “Bronies: Die,” seems to believe that time is now. What an advocate for change! Watch him discuss his very serious petition, which he mistakenly says is “Kill All Bronies,” and also watch him eat Cheetos after the break.
EDIT: Looks like the petition got taken down. Sorry guys, show’s over.