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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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Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know the fanbase isn't perfec and tends to be bad; here's an experience I had:…

I'd say the good and bad is more half and half.
GameWhiz14 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Oh trust me, we got TONS of crazy members in this fandom and it literally drives me insane when Rabid fans come and ruin everything for others! So I'm not ashamed to admit that the MLP fandom makes an embarrassment of themselves on a daily basis.
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'd have to agree, in fact, look at this:…

I swear sometimes fans think too deeply and end up unintentionally ruining things for others (not that anything was ruined for me there)!
GameWhiz14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
I remember that journal. I commented on that one. Yeah it's always annoying when something like that happens. 
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think I forgot you commented...
GameWhiz14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
No worries. It's ok.
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks :D
GameWhiz14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
You're welcome! No prob! =D
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Poopin-Sack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
its quite over-rated this times.
rabid fans everywhere damn.
DarkraiandCompany Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   Artist
Ok, so I'm a brony.

Does that make me a basement dweller who faps to a bunch of ponies?


No it doesn't.
sauseboy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Well said sir. /)
DarkraiandCompany Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Artist
Like, I don't have to defend my fanbase.

All I have to do is just say i'm not like the rest.

Then people will piss off.
tea-penguin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't forget: "G4 IS BEST GENERATION!"
Seriously, I like FiM but it's not the be-all end-all. I grew up with the older generations and it sends me into a head-spin at how these people bash the older generations and those that like it (or grew up with it in my case).
AfraidToDraw Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
If you add up every single brony combined, you still won't get someone as bad as Pinkiepony
Rainbow0o0Dash Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student
um yhah there like oh my god there sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying oh my god god GODwhy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ah  ah
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree; don't defend rabid fans...
ChenTheIrken Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist
But isn't ousting rabid bronies and defining them as in the wrong a good thing, be it in the defense of the fanbase or not? Who are you to define "good" bronies to begin with? Sounds to me like you just have an irrational hatred of bronies in general, and try to justify it every way you possibly can. That isn't healthy.
ThePrinceofFlames Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Bronies are messed up. Some are, but not all. The fandom was so bad I left. 
Yoshi123pegasister Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student General Artist
All I have to say is that I agree. You are going to find idiots everywhere like the sonic fanbase, Otaku culture, and etc. You can't really escape from them and yes they are extremely annoying (no matter what fanbase)
TheShadowRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
((I hate bronies in general))
Rainbow0o0Dash Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student
will you kill me please I hate school
Arkan0id Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Gotta give this stamp credit where credit is due. There's some validity to those claims. One can really only speak for oneself when all is said and done. That whole ballpark figure percentage of 1% or 10% of the fandom being cloppers... so not true. It's higher than that. (As for me, just to clarify, it is not a certain type/species but individuals of various aesthetic merits who draw attraction. I'm notorious for loving fan artist renditions Celestia in both equine and human forms equally for example.) But numbers and percentages are irrelevant, the individual must be willing to call a spade a spade sometimes no matter his or her tastes.

Also so true, the whole "every fandom has a bad side" thing is a poor defense.

Rabid bronies and anti-bronies alike are overbearing.  

Everyone just live and let live.
ask-wyeth Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rabid bronies do wrong things but I've never, and I mean NEVER seen or came across a rabid brony. I've come across rabid HATERS but not rabid BRONIES. One I came across a rabid hater calling all bronies autistic freaks. I swear I've never seen a rabid brony in my lifetime, I swear. I know they're out there but luckily, I've never come across one. Not yet, at least.
myfev Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
very very very very very very very true im going to fav you
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?
That-Random-Person10 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I like the sane people who don't like the show. (I bet the song was Discord, I seen a lot of comments like that) 

but rapid bronies like that are idiots. Be glad they didn't call you gay, and actually complimented bronie's creative minds.
MinecraftXyo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol if they had called me gay, I'd counter with "but I'm a girl."
That-Random-Person10 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I'm not homophobic, but I hate it when they use "gay" as an insult. It's offensive to actual gays. I also hate "autistic" 
MinecraftXyo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. You don't have to have a different sexual orientation or a disability to be different and stand out of the gender-role stereotype. There are all these people screaming about how bad and girly it is when they obviously haven't watched it at all. And even if they did watch it, and thought it was good, they'd continue to argue to hide the fact that they knew how wrong they were. And even if they genuinely didn't enjoy it (because they'd tested a recommended episode out (probably a season 2, 4 or 5 one)), it'd still be easy for them to see that the writers, animators and VAs work hard to produce quality viewing.

(Sorry for the mini rant. xD)
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:

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.
Keywizzle97 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Agreed. ^^
I-Am-A-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*faint cuz this is so true*
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.
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.
Adoptables-Hoe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Of course they're fucktarded. Every self-respecting brony knows this.
HyperStripey89 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Hello there, shitlord.
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.





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."
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".
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!
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.
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!
Nothing8837 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why should you care, they aren't affecting you are they?
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.
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.
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!

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.
RechaDis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that is exactly what i think
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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