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Stop Defending Your Fanbase by Eternities22 Stop Defending Your Fanbase by Eternities22
"Not all bronies are like that!"
"It's only 1% of the fanbase!"
"Those are just stereotypes!"
"Just ignore them!"
"Every fanbase has bad fans!"
"It's just a loud minority!"
"Don't lump us all together!"

I see these same pathetic excuses all of the time on YouTube and DeviantArt, and they annoy the hell out of me. I'm talking about the rabid white knight bronies. The ones that stand up for the fanbase so valiantly that it comes off as arrogant, childish and inconsiderate. If you're a brony and proud of it, and you witness a brony behaving badly or acting obnoxious, don't just stand there defending yourself; that just makes it worse. Actually make an effort to let them know they're being rude. Good bronies are able to accept that the fanbase is full of bad eggs. And no, it's not a "tiny part of the fanbase". If it were a tiny part, rabid bronies wouldn't be so widespread, and you wouldn't have to constantly make these same, worn out excuses every time someone complains about their behaviour.
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yoyohotmanjesus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I never defend rabid Bronies.
They make the rest of us look like idiots.
Correl3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I actually like Littlest Pet Shop more than this show, honestly. And while it may not be as popular or good, I still feel it's over-hated. ROYALLY OVER-HATED.

I like to thank the idiotic fanbase for my overall current views on MLP in general.  In fact, there are more episodes of LPS I admire for being down to earth, compared to MLP, whose slice of life stuff is the only truly good aspect of said damn show. Otherwise, I've seen better on Steven Universe, Clarence, Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Wander Over Yonder, Gravity Falls, Dan Vs., the list goes fucking on and on!

MLP is only being sustained because of an idiotic fanbase. And the channel it is on is only sustained by said show, which is even worse.
If Littlest Pet Shop is cancelled because of this fucking pony show, I will never respect this channel it's on ever again. EVER.
MisterJones4899 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Rabid bronies are in the wrong.

There, I said it.
The MLP fanbase is huge.  Numbering in the tens of millions, actually.  Due to it's massive size, one tenth of a percent of the craziest fans will also be a big number.  And these people are busy.  Very busy.  Crazy people usually are.  Sending death threats to employees of DHX, screaming at people who don't like MLP, etc.

As much as I wish these people's computers would catch fire, it's not going to happen.  I have asked these people to calm the fuck down but being crazy, they just ignore me and carry on.

For the sake of comparison;

Millions of people drive to work every day without incident, but only the 1 or 2 fiery crashes is ever mentioned on the news.
Just something to think about...
Grimmjow-thesexta Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
OK, how about "To hell mentally fucked bronys"? I may be a brony, but that dose not mean I don't love blood and gore. Besides, I am fully aware of the sort of shit you are referring to. And yes, they make me mad as well. I more of less just go with the flow, ignore what I don't like, and watch what I do. You seem as thou you behave identically.
theepicizumikonata Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So yeah, I was once a Brony...
theepicizumikonata Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to know a few Bronies... after trying to get into MLP I went to a Brony club, and instead of being nicely greeted I got insults like "UR NOTT UH REEEEL BRONIEE U DUNT NOOOO THE EPIZODEZZZ NAMEE!!11!!" as if they were high and might. They even urged me to sing the theme song and because I didn't know it by heart I just joked and assured them that I would memorize it after a few or more episodes. Nope, still shunned. I would get into MLP if the fanbase weren't so rabid. I mean if I didn't experience the avid hate I got from a Brony... ._. I mean, to be honest, only one episode was good. I don't even know the name of it. 
dragonflame589 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow.... I had no idea there where bronies out there that are THAT bad... Its sad that there are people out there that would go to extreme length just to show there love for a show for children ( or they would say, a family show ). I love the Walking Dead, but I won't go insane about it. The show never did anything that changed the way I lived. I won't go outside while dressed up as one of the Walking dead characters..... I'm sorry that happened to you, but that's just how rabid brony/pegasister's are. They'ell say "brohoof" and "everypony" like there horses...
theepicizumikonata Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, right?! >.> Finally someone that understands. 

I guess the fanbase must be very defensive... I mean actually to be honest I remember when I first got into anime I was offended by many rabid weeaboos... some hurt me because anime wasn't necessarily what I considered my life, but after that one comment I strangely offended a huge amount of rabid fans and now I've been scarred with that memory.

The bronies and pegasisters are the equivalent to anime weeaboos... except weeaboos say "minna" for everyone and call each other "nekos" and say how "kawaii" they are... sad to see how many people like this exist. o.o
dragonflame589 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
These people just have to remember that its just a tv show/movie. There is no reason for any one too insult or yell at someone who doesn't know the name of a pacific episode... Who invented all these words anyway? There's not one word either of these fandom's have invented that I think is necessary. Why can't they just call each other "boy/girl" or "anime fan/Mlp fan". All these names must of been some kind of joke at the beginning..
theepicizumikonata Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, exactly! I often see many comments in my fandom saying that something about it is crappy, but I understand that people do have different mindsets and everyone thinks particularly different. If we all had to like the same things, the world would be full of robots.
That's why I only call myself an anime fan, I can't stand the nicknames they call us; to be honest, I even get a little pestered when my sister calls me an "otaku". :|
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