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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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MinecraftXyo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the show, personally, but rabid bronies DO annoy me.

Yesterday I saw a conversation on the Youtube comments to a piece of brony music (this isn't 100% accurate but this is pretty much how it went down):

Non-Brony: I'm not a brony but I love this song.

Random Crazy Brony: If you're a hater go away cuz haters gonna hate!

Civil Brony: He isn't hating. All he said was that he wasn't a brony.

I know this isn't the best example of a rabid brony, but still. What was the point? The person said said they weren't a brony, not "OMG GO DIE LOLOL UR ALL GAY," and then for no reason at all, this guy tells him to leave the video? Even after the non-brony complimented it?
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mikeanthony321 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I know my avatar doesn't look promising........but...
Okay, I don't mean to shove anything in anyone's faces.  That's not what I'm here for.  But is it okay for me, another brony, to agree with you?  Because I kind of agree.  I recently came across some evidence that suggests that a lot of us are morbidly obsessive with the show, and it creeps me the fuck out.  I'm a teenager who balances the different parts of his life in a healthy manner, so I cannot affiliate with any of the sick people that share the enjoyment of MLP.  I like to consider myself as a mediator who stands in the middle between two groups.  And in this case, that'll be the bronies and the haters.

I'm not mad at haters (unless they're complete, mindless trolls), nor am I mad at bronies.  I'm a little bit confused about both of them, though.  Some bronies I've come across are dangerously socially inept, doing things like Photoshopping ponies into selfies and metaphorically marrying some of the characters, which makes me cringe severely.  Because of this, I stray from bronies.

Most haters, residing anywhere from image boards to YouTube comments, can be pretty brutal.  I often, while skimming over some things, come across a hater or two preaching unspeakable things against us, such as:
-Autistic
-Retarded
-Brain-dead
-Gay
-Handicapped
-Childish
-etc.

After some of the things that I've seen to do with bronies, it sort of makes sense why they think that.  And I'm not about to sit here and waste your time by using the "Not all bronies are like that!" excuse, but I desperately need to know something.  What can people like me, who share a basic interest in the show, do to avoid the stereotypes?  Yes, yes, yes, I know, that's another excuse on the list.  But because of that, people like me are basically trapped with the world thinking that we're 30, live with our mom, have neckbeards, lack of girlfriends, and a delusional mind.  Yes!  I've seen bronies like that.  They scare the hell out of me, and I believe they make up AT LEAST a quarter of the fandom.  But I don't want people thinking that I'm like that!

Above all of these things, there is one thing I need to know.  As the mediator I picture myself as, I need to know this for closure.  What is a "good brony," specifically?  What are the technical specifications of a "rabid brony?"  Why are the haters (the ones that aren't trolls) so vicious to us?  Although I know many of us deserve it, I don't want to be stuck inside an enclosure of disgust.  I don't want to sound like I'm formulating excuses or anything.
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I-Am-A-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*faint cuz this is so true*
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KitsuneJordan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not trying to defend them but sometimes Anti-Bronies are just as in the wrong, I hope you're not generalizing Bronies as these immature brats who force their opinions onto others, because everyone, whether their Brony or Anti-Brony is capable of being that way, and what we should be determining is whether or not they're willing to, I like to consider myself a brony, just a decent and respectable one who respects yours and others opinion and I too look at the fan base and think to myself "Wow, these people believe in love and tolerance, because they sure as hell aren't convincing me"

As for the entire fanbase being like that; I'm not saying a small part the fanbase is like that but I'm not saying a large portion of it is like that either, I don't think it's any of our positions to say a large number of Bronies are obnoxious, mainly because what we say are nothing more than opinions, but that's not to say I disagree with you because I do, the My Little Pony fandom is probably the worst next to the Sonic fanbase, and I like Sonic the Hedgehog but I'm able to see that the franchise is completely flawed but I digress I'd be more than happy to hear your input.
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ionoid Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014
I agree that rabid bronies are, well, "rabid", but people shouldn't group all bronies with the rabid ones. People who are defending their fandom are defending it from the cocksuckers who constanly call bronies bullshit like "horsefuckers" or "man-children" because they group all bronies together into one amorphous mass in their tiny, shriveled, rotted brains. So, no, we will not stop defending our fandom.
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Adoptables-Hoe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Of course they're fucktarded. Every self-respecting brony knows this.
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HyperStripey89 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Hello there, shitlord.
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bronypowasnivyluver Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the description: You are so right. You are absolutely right about the "tiny bit of fandom" things. I always make an effort to tell them off, but then people flame ME for being an anti-brony.

WHAT THE HECK?!

MY USERNAMES.

SERPERIOR_BRONY.

BRONYPOWASNIVYLUVER.

Good God, I need a therapist to control my anger against these haters who call themselves bronies/pegasisters. And most of the time, they call themselves that to be "protected."
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GoldenLineS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
How is the fanbase in the wrong?  You seriously didn't even try to make any valid points, you just blurted out some random "excuses".
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GladiatorRomanus Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed , but what would happens if to they would come in their minds of to expand their obsession, going to harass real horses or trying to paint a real horse with the colors of MLP's ponies? then this is no longer an obsession, it becomes a pure madness!

I am a normal MLP fan, and not a fucking insane obsessed rabid brony!
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starburstrainbows Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Lets just say it this way. Bronies are men that are obsessed with mlp. Chances are, they're probably going to have the ponies do things that happen on Earth, which includes all the Princess Molestia/Cupcakes crap.
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Benclank01 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I can see that, you know we used to be like these little person that wants to defend your fanbase but then nobody cares. So, there we go. Happy, happy Halloween!
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Nothing8837 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why should you care, they aren't affecting you are they?
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jojo72627262 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it funny when people try and defend rabid bronies, its actually really funny to watch.
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Superandultra Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I see your point, i hate rabid bronies too, theymake us look like assholes, much like the rabid haters do, but your sign has a flaw, a big one.

Stop defending your fanbase, admit that rabid bronies are wrong. can just as easily be

Stop defending your hate, admit that rabid haters are wrong.

See my point? I am on your side, just, not on the entirety of anti-ponies.
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Randime Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I used to be a brony until the fanbase became to horny, hypocritical, and dangerous. After realizing the bronies were becoming more aggressive, I couldn't associate myself with them anymore. I still love the show, but the fanbase is no longer kid friendly. I hate to admit it, but I can't keep it to myself any longer!

BRONIES RUINED MLP!!!
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MinecraftXyo Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I stray myself from that sector of the bronies by staying in the safe artwork zones and settling for comedy, slice of life and romance fanfiction (I only read clopfics if I'm bored or curious to see what the story is like).

I dislike the gory and dark things because people are taking a perfectly nice show and making the characters insane so that they kill each other. -.- Pretty pointless if you ask me.

If I see a weird, over-the-top brony, I'll leave the internet page, but if they're a nice, genuine person, I'll talk to them.

But other than that, I agree with you.
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Rafflessian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that is exactly what i think
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aaronquigg1995 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Why, I'm not responsible for other people. Some with society, im not responsble for murder and rape
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darknessthehedgehog3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
agreed with the most part and don't you love feeling the love and tolerance with most bronies especially when you came from a different fanbase like the furry fandom,Plus especially the white knights's that go nuts over a simple rule34 drawing.In that case in my opinion those two are the type of bronies that are ruining mlp for me i mean g i wonder why i haven't become anti brony yet.
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Keep your nose out of our fanbase if we bother you THAT damn much. You look very bigoted for shaming the fans of something YOU don't like.
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Don't bother with that lowlife retard. If you try and reason with her, she'll block you.
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's too late...:paranoid: But thanx for the support.:)

Don't you just LOVE people who think they've won the debate by blocking you?
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TheRavenousRaven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Yep, can't beat that.
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Randime Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
SpongeBob (Whining) <--- you
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Whatever you say. I just find it ironic that someone declares that they hate something so much, yet they go out of their way to make the fans of it look bad.
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Randime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student General Artist
The FANS make fans look bad. 
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The crazy "fans" who literally just got out of middle school leave a bad taste in people's mouths but that doesn't mean you have to put oil on the fire and make them look worse. If you want us to respect your opinion, then you need to respect ours.
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Randime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
You bronys are making YOURSELVES look bad, not us. And I don't need to respect your opinion because I am DONE with you people. Non-bronys are going to judge you and hate you and there is nothing you can do about it. So quit crying and shut up about your precious ponies.
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Aren't you a great little ball of sunshine?
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Randime Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Aren't you a horse fucker?
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kimjongangryplz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Who asked you?
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Shadowheart-Darkclan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I thought they could do what they wanted without your permission.
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Mango-Dolphin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're actually a loud minority, pretty much.

"Bad" is up for opinion.

Rabid bronies are fucking annoying in every way and there are so many of them. :stare:
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MacroscopicPonies Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"in the wrong?"
wtf?
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MisterJones4899 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I think he means the ones that send death threats to DHX for making Equestria Girls, etc, etc.

Of course, to a hater, a rabid Brony could just be someone that puts up pony art on their DA page.

I dunno....
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BunneeGalaxy2001 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I've never met someone who knew every brony in the universe :D (Big Grin) All fandoms has it's baddies
but making a dumb stamp like this is just completely rude and judgemental
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's absolutely hilarious that you have completely missed the point of the stamp.

You cannot defend your fandom. You should not. Doing so is a waste of time.
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BunneeGalaxy2001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
You must be entertained easily by someone
who is far more mature then a dirtbag like you :)

You're wasting your time by judging the pony fandom
when you'll never stop us from liking mlp fim or ponyfying everything
OR defending our fanbase :D
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TBH I really cannot care.

if hating bronies makes me I dirtbag, then I'm the biggest dirtbag ever. I'm a big sack of horse manure.

Meh
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BunneeGalaxy2001 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
You sound desperate to sound like you
don't care but yet to carry on to talk about
bronies :D
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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.
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marc123456789 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
finally someone said that.
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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.
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MisterJones4899 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Rabid bronies are in the wrong.

There, I said it.
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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.

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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...
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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.
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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Grimmjow-thesexta Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Thanks.
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