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#97) I am an open brony with everyone, except my parents. I'd tell them, but my dad will not approve. He even disapproved and called me gay when I was really into "Phineas and Ferb". Imagine if he found out [about "Friendship is Magic"]! There's no way he would approve. But I want to buy merchandise, shirts, and other stuff. So what do you think I should do about telling my parents?

Answer: Your dad sounds like a royal prick. I don't know what his upbringing was like, but your sexuality isn't defined by watching a simple TV show. "Phineas and Ferb" might be geared towards an audience younger than yourself, but I'm not sure why it would be considered, in his eyes, to be 'gay'. I think he might be getting mixed up between watching something that's distinctly effeminate and watching something that targets kids in general. If anything, "Phineas and Ferb" is a show pitched at boys (although, naturally, it does have universal appeal) and so I can see why you'd be worried about the "Friendship is Magic" thing, given the warped mentality your dad is demonstrating here.

But, y'see, here's the real kicker: the fact that you watch "Friendship is Magic" isn't important. You know that you aren't gay just because you watch the show (not that there's anything wrong with being gay in the first place – your dad using it as an insult is relatively incompatible nowadays) and I know it too. In fact, any rational person would tell you the same. Slipping on a pink shirt doesn't make you gay, either. Your dad is living in the past, and he needs to understand that there's nothing inherently wrong with you watching this TV show. Hell, it's not even particularly 'girly' in the sense that your dad would likely perceive; slapstick comedy and humorous turns-of-phrase take centre-stage here. It's only a TV show – surely your dad can find other things to work himself into an early heart attack over?

That said, this is a two-way street. Just as "Friendship is Magic" shouldn't be a big deal to your dad, neither should it be a big deal to you. I don't mean that you shouldn't enjoy watching the show and interacting with its fandom: that's fair enough. However, do you really need to make a bold statement about liking the show? Do you need to 'come out' as anything to anyone? People seem to think that being a 'brony' is either some sort of new-age religious movement, or even some kind of high-octane sexuality. Neither of these are true, and people need to stop overreacting about a TV show.

I don't know about you, but I watch a lot of TV shows. I don't, however, make an effort to tell my parents what I'm watching. Just as I don't actively go out of my way to tell people that I check out new episodes of "Friendship is Magic", neither do I boast about being a fan of any number of other shows. I don't quite understand why you would need to 'tell your parents'. You haven't received a bad mark at school, and neither do you have some sort of life-changing revelation to thrust upon them.

If your dad really is the bigoted, narrow-minded asshole that he appears to be, then there doesn't seem to be much point in reasoning with him. You could try and tell him and see how he reacts, although I don't quite see the point in giving him ammunition to use against you. You are between a rock and a hard place, but you do have to understand that as much as you may like the TV show, it is only a TV show: one that will be replaced by something better after a while.

I don't know how old you are, but if you want to buy merchandise, go and buy merchandise. Or, if your dad is the kind of dick who would do something drastic like throw your stuff away if you did buy it, hold off on buying what is essentially more peripheral, commercial crap. As a wild assumption, I take you as being the sort of person who has been positively influenced by "Friendship is Magic" - that's the kind of thing that sticks. Buying shirts and toys doesn't make you any more of a fan than someone who doesn't; there isn't a tangible scale of how much of a fan you are or anything like that.

Take the positives that you can from this show, but if you really expect some sort of giant backlash from your father (and your mother?) if you reveal this interest of yours to them, don't even bother doing so – advising you to 'be proud of who you are' is one thing, but I don't see any purpose in creating a domestic disturbance when there's simply no need. You've been getting by fine up to this point without telling them – I imagine you still manage to watch the show and so on privately, so it's not as if you're suffering. Not everything needs to be shouted from the rooftops, and, at least for now, you might want to consider keeping the pony thing to yourself.*

Probably better than being called 'gay', if that's a word that offends you terribly.

*Alternatively, educate your dad and tell him to stop being such a fucking homophobe. Force him to watch "Friendship is Magic" until his tiny brain develops a friendship tumour that kills him.



#98) I'm an artist and a pony fan who draws ponies pretty frequently. I really enjoy them, since I can let loose with my style and not have to struggle with complicated animal anatomy every time I draw. (Not to mention they're cute as heck! ) The problem is, I gained a lot of my watchers drawing animals, and now I've been faced with the dilemma that many of them just do not like ponies at all. They openly complain in my Livestream the second I switch from drawing animals to ponies, even just a warm-up doodle to keep me going when it's late at night. I do appreciate that these people still watch me, even though I mostly draw ponies, but I admit it upsets me a little when my stream dies the second I sketch a circle with cute little eyes and pony ears. I'm not sure there's anything to be done but ignore it, but what advice do you have for me?

Answer: You say that you gained a lot of your watchers by drawing animals. I find it quite interesting that a lot of people dislike you drawing ponies, when they would likely be content to see you drawing dogs, or any other type of animal - ponies are still animals, last time I checked. Had the "Friendship is Magic" thing never happened, they wouldn't bat an eyelid if you drew a pony/horse; in fact, they'd probably appreciate them as much as any other animal.

To me, this is less about what you're drawing specifically, and more about these people being fed up with the My Little Pony thing. And, while that's fair enough to an extent, it's incredibly rude to go onto someone's Livestream and complain. You go onto art Livestreams to see what people are inspired to draw – if that's ponies, what's the purpose in bashing them? Appeasing two types of viewer is difficult: on the one hand, those who watch you for things other than ponies won't like it when you draw ponies; and yet, on the other hand, if you don't draw ponies then your pony-based watchers won't stick around in your streams.

Firstly, don't change what you draw to accommodate other people. If they don't like you drawing ponies, that is their problem; you shouldn't be made to feel guilty because they don't like something that's perfectly harmless. If you draw ponies quite frequently, you might find that gaining some more pony-watchers is a good idea, as then you'll have people sticking around for the long-term. Advertising on DeviantArt, as well as pony-specific sites such as Bronysquare or Ponysquare, could be a good idea.

You may find that dividing your stream into sections is a good idea: for a while draw one thing, and then after a certain time draw ponies. Or, run different types of stream; some are for animals in general, while others are pony exclusive. I know that art doesn't always work that way – sometimes you'll be inspired to draw something even if it doesn't fit the bill – but if you explain that the streams will be 'mainly X type of art', then people can't complain if you occasionally drift into drawing something else. It must be upsetting as an artist to have people complain about what you're drawing for no good reason, but the good news is that most of the people who do that probably don't understand what it's like to be an artist – if they did, they wouldn't behave in such a discourteous way.



#99) I heard of the show "Friendship is Magic" about nine months ago (That was when I watched an interview about MLP in Youtube). I knew about the My Little Pony toy franchise when I was younger and I thought they were talking about the toys and not the show. I was really surprised that they made a show from it once I started watching that video. The problem is, my country hasn't broadcast the series yet. That's why I didn't know about it earlier. And so, my main question for you is: "Why is MLP so popular that it not only attracts young female audiences but male audiences as well?" Since I haven't watched it yet, I don't really know why. I want to let you know that I am also a Brony now because of the fanart and stories I heard about MLP. Thanks if you could answer my question. Brohoof~

Answer: Other than the generic fall-backs of, "the animation is good" and, "the writing is solid", I don't really have much else to say on the matter. It's a well-made show; even looking at it objectively, there's not a whole lot to complain about. It satisfies its intended demographic while entertaining adults. The music – both songs and background compositions – is good, the visuals are cute and the stories, while not especially original, weave tales that are generally interesting enough to sustain 20-minute bursts.

I do think that the show is overrated, to be fair, in the way that anything that inspires an entire fandom is likely overrated. With "Friendship is Magic" you're not learning anything that you wouldn't learn from a bunch of other shows pitched at kids; it's just that MLP does it in a way that an unexpected amount of people seem to enjoy. Whether it's because it's unusual, and so people are attracted to it precisely because it's unexpected, or because it's surprising that My Little Pony, of all things, has turned into something universally appealing is unknown. What I do know, however, is that there's nothing offensively bad about the show; there are episodes that fall a little flat, but consistently it remains an enjoyable watch, as long as you don't go in expecting too much.

It's possible that you'll go in with high expectations that won't be matched, given that you are, as you've pointed out, a part of the fandom despite not watching the show. Try and look up a few episodes on Youtube and see if it's your kind of thing. I think part of its success is that it brings together a lot of similar-minded people; people who may have always been searching for something like it but hadn't previously had anything that really fit the criteria. It's just another example of something that brings people together, and it has created a world that is highly exploitable to other creative mediums. Think of "Friendship is Magic" as a creative hub - a tree, if you will, with the fandom's branches growing from it.

Or something less pretentious and silly:

Above average show + above average characters + bored / lonely / and/or artistic people = what we see in the pony fandom today.
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CloudtheLegend2005 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
97: My nephew used to pick on me constantly and say that MLP was gay and that I was gay... Then he watched a few episodes with his friend and now me and him watch episodes together and we both wear Fluttershy belts from Hot Topic... I have a buddy in the Navy named Joey who swore up and down that he'd never be a brony and he became a brony... Be proud of it, I think my dad would probably laugh at me and tease me about it but in the end he'd just accept it as a difference of opinion... I personally think if the Brony fandom was a kind of "movement" we'd be a good thing, the message all bronies try to follow is "love and tolerate"... I can't see that as a bad thing...
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Pwn-E Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a newer brony and I was wondering how to introduce someone around my area to FiM without...... "freaking them out." The reason is about a week ago (before I "joined the herd") I would catch my 3 best friends talking about FiM and I always thought "Why would three teenage males be so obsessed with a show like that?" The only reason I ever watched my first episode was because my friend made a deal with me...... so basically I would just like to introduce some of my other friends to FiM but do not know where to start.
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Note this to me, please.
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Pwn-E Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, sorry I am new to Dev.... didn't know what noting meant, on the way!
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Got it. Thanks.
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Pwn-E Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np, glade I could help you help me.
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CrownePrince Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm fortunate enough to have parents who support my obsession with animation, including ponies. (Heck, my mom gave me a Twilight Sparkle toothbrush holder the other day. Awesome.)

Firstly, don't change what you draw to accommodate other people.

I struggle with this one a lot, but I figure I'll get over it when the community becomes less responsive. When I get 200+ likes for any kind of fan art and maybe 20 for original work, well...
The pony style was oddly similar to what I grew into with my webcomic Cyn Wolf, so drawing ponies is good practice anyway.

Your advice column continues to be a refreshing part of the community.
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Bronian Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
those answers are really shitty. for example, your first answer begins with "Your dad sounds like a royal prick."
Really, I mean, really... do you think you are clever?
And by the way... whoever complains about being a bronie but can't tell anyone, is just not supposed to watch the show.
the show shows you how important friendship is, so why should you ruin friendship for a show?
once you understand this, you can watch the show as much as you damn want to
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
'whoever complains about being a bronie but can't tell anyone, is just not supposed to watch the show'

Oh man, you should be answering these questions instead of me; your advice is excellent. Well-informed, well-worded and totally rational.
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Pwn-E Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
next shakespear!
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Between writing Macbeth and Anthony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare enjoyed curling up on his chaise longue, cracking open the bourbon and then booting up his advice column.
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vinbel121 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Dear everyone,
I tried not to, but I made my dad sound like a really bad person. He isn't. In fact it isn't like he always called me gay, he just sometimes thinks the fact I like Phineas and Ferb is dumb. But I still want to be an open brony. -The person who asked #97
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AFRaptor21 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
You sure are awesome. Q. 97 definitely made me less afraid. Great job andkeep up the good work.
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blazer5130 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Writer
You sir are amazing
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Noxx-ious Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful answers as always! 8D Thank you for the amazing advice, and I'll definitely be labeling my streams now. <3 Or if I switch subjects in the middle of a stream, I may just re-advertise it with the new label to get more people in there once the others leave. xP
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You are a big ball of sunshine.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
#97 I've run into similar problems. Not with My Little Pony, but in the past my own hobbies and interests were not always supported by my dad.

The truth is though, you've got to ask yourself who you're trying to please here. I know we're brought up to please our parents, but when it comes to something like this, when there's no reasoning with them, then forget it. This is something trivial. It's not something that will decide your future. It's just a television show. That's all.

What kind of programs does your dad like? I bet you could get plenty of ammunition just by listing off programs that you see as "gay" to his face. A great angle is the "You must be compensating for something" line, like if he watches gun shows or monster truck shows or wrestling. If he thinks he has to prove his manliness by what he watches, what does that say about his own self-worth? If you can show that his own shows can be just as "gay" as Phineas and Ferb, then you can probably shut him up. Above all, don't back off; if he's the kind of man I think he is, showing any sign of weakness will make you lose ground. Also, laughing at him for his belief will definitely weaken his position, far more than simply showing that his position is tenable at best.

#98 I would personally ignore negative commentary.

Some people are a bit fed up with the whole pony thing, to the point that they'll hate on anything pony related no matter how innocuous.

The point of drawing though is to express yourself. You likes, your dislikes, your world views, etc. What's the point of art if people are telling other people not to draw it? Freedom of expression may be something lined out in the American Bill of Rights, but it's a basic human right that shouldn't be stifled. You have just as much right to express your fandom as the people who comment have the right to draw whatever they want.

Of course, I don't approve of R34 art for MLP, but that's the exception. Your art is probably innocuous enough, and if people have a problem with it, then that's their problem. If they cant deal with it, then f**k them.

#99 CudPug really answered this one well, but I figured I'd add my own perspective.

Personally, several things about the show appeal to me: it's characters are top notch, with flaws that make them seem that much closer to real people. I won't pretend that I see them as real people, because few TV show characters are that real, but they're a fair sight better than what we normally get in these types of shows.

Another aspect is all the references. It's a bit silly, but they always manage to pop in little tidbits that appeal to my inner nerd, and it makes me smile every time, even laugh. I'm a science major, and once they had actual relativistic equations on a blackboard in an episode revolving around time travel. For them to include something like that in a kid's show, the audience of which would never, ever get the joke, is really cool.

Finally, the most important aspect of the fandom to me is the attitude that Hasbro has toward the fans. They actually support us and listen to our opinion. Name five other studios that have the same respect for the fans.
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vinbel121 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Hi, i'm actually the one who asked #97. Actually, your advice was just as good as cudpug's. And I wanna say, I tried not to, but I made my dad sound like a really bad person. He isn't. In fact it isn't like he always called me gay, he just sometimes thinks the fact I like Phineas and Ferb is dumb. But I still want to be an open brony.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I understand. Every person is multi-faceted and has good and bad traits, and I'm sure you love your dad and want to please him.

However, he should realize that you and he are two different people. Fathers, no matter their background, want their children to be exactly like them. I bet if you've thought about having a boy or girl, you pictured them sharing your interests and hobbies. For instance, I picture my future son taking an interest in scale modeling and Star Wars. But I'm realistic enough to know that it may not turn out that way.

You would be wise to make it clear that you are your own person, and that you have likes and dislikes that may not be the same as your dad's. If you want, you can reveal your newfound interest similar to the way I did. I brought home my vinyl Rainbow Dash that I bought a few days before the season premier, sort of like those sports flags that a football enthusiast might have when they're watching the playoffs. My dad saw it and made one of those low growls, but didn't really go into it with me. He and I understand each other and know that we have parted as far as interests go. We still watch westerns, NCIS and football together, I just happen to have a new cartoon that I like to watch, and I don't rub his face in it while I'm here.

What you might do is only wear clothing with pony-related stuff on it outside the house. Most people won't give you a second glance. Also, don't be afraid to buy toys and other merch and put it in your room. Your dad shouldn't have a problem with that; mine doesn't exactly approve of my love of LEGO, but I still get to display my sets in my old room at their house (I keep it around because I want a place to visit when I come home from the university, and because my university apartment is about as big as a refrigerator . . .).

Just as you wouldn't want your dad pushing his fandoms on you, don't be too pushy with yours, but don't be afraid of it either. It's your life, after all. If you want to indulge, then why not? Just don't be a jerk about it. ;)
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vinbel121 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Wow, you have really helped. In fact, I think I might have built up the courage to just tell. Thanks :)
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
No problem! :D Just remember: us bronies stick together. If you need support, we're all willing to help encourage you. I hope you are successful, and just remember: you are always within your rights to like anything you want. :)
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You can't spell 'Hasbro' without 'I see a marketing strategy here'.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Very true. In fact, it's freaking brilliant, actually: let the fans have a say and sell whatever art they want, thereby endearing them to us and guaranteeing that they'll voluntarily support us and buy our merchandise.

It's something never tried before, to my knowledge, and it seems to be working brilliantly for Hasbro. The fans make and sell thousands of dollars worth of plushies and artwork on a daily basis, yet Hasbro still makes money hand over fist.
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ender1200 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
#99 one word: youtube.
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TheWrongestTrousers Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So, what's it like being one of the most rational people I've ever seen?
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
:iconquackplz::iconsaysplz:"It's ducking awesome!"
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LateCustomer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
All good questions this time. And solid advice as always.
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regidar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
Oh good, not retarded questions this time around.
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
97) Like Alex said there, if it's such a big issue to your dad, then don't push your likes on him and just leave his misguided opinions to himself. Still only you can say for sure how he'd react, and it's best if you tailor your own likes the best you see fit either in doing what you want to do and ignoring him, or then hiding this from him entirely. Though having your parent in any situation calling you "gay", or any other term intended as an insult, is just gawd damn terrible parenting, and I hope he knows this. Anyway, as long as MLP won't be inciting some kind of a war in your home, then I'd say you should be as open or closed about this as you see fit. I'm just glad my parents don't give two times on what I watch, whether it be a soap opera, My Little Pony, anime, or whatever. And even if they did, it would hardly be any of their concern. Just my five cents (it's the smallest currency we have).

98) Fans of something else wanting somebody else to conform to their wishes = self-entitled pricks. Always stick to your guns and do what you want as an artist. If others have a problem with that, then stuff them. This is your creativity we're talking about and you are not answerable to anybody else but yourself for what you want to do (unless it is a matter of work of course). It's not bad advice to maybe schedule your art livestreams according to the audience you wish to attract and offer both parties what they want (while being mindful of your own creative drive regarding different subjects you want to do). Like a TV channel: they don't always show you something you want to watch, which is why you wait for your preferred programming to come on. Seems the best compromise to me.

99) Personally, what I think really got me into this series when watching Season 1 - outside the technical aspects - was just that there was a palpable sense of sincerity to the series. That it wasn't just some paultry toy commercial or exceedingly dumbed down children's cartoon, but that the people making it honestly just wanted to make a good, quality show that was entertaining and could stand on its own merits irrespective of demographics or brand name. Just like old Looney Tunes cartoons are still enjoyed by people of all ages despite being 70+ years old, FiM is just classic cartoon fun with identifiable characters doing random stuff without specifically making it overly girly and with morals that aren't beaten over your head with a sledge hammer as many other similar shows are wont to do. Some of that sincerity has somewhat shed away during Season 2 for sure, but it's still an entertaining series regardless.

Overrated? Yeah it is, but at the same time overrated certainly doesn't equate bad. My favourite anime series of all time is Neon Genesis Evangelion, and I have no qualms saying it is overrated. Plotholes, inconsistencies, stuff that plain makes no sense... sure, but it doesn't stop it from being completely kick ass and an amazing experience. Or The Prisoner? Some of the episodes are a little flat and the ending is just completely insane, but it still stands as the best TV series ever produced in the history of TV (and yes, I love the final two episodes). Just as long as you approach something with as open a mind as possible and judge for yourself after the fact, then that should be just enough.
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chibilombax Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
First question: In times like this. I'd request checking up on your mom. Usually if ONE of your parents is okay with it chances are the other will chill out. My grandma has issues with some of the things I do with my life but my mom is totally fine with it. So she doesn't nag me half to death. If it's really super serious bad then I wouldn't bother telling your parents at all. It's a tv show. Not a sexuality. You shouldn't be treating it as such or your parents are going to make assumptions. You don't want that.

The other two questions seemed too Deja Vu so blah
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
What are these things you do with your life, CHIBILOMBAX?!!
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chibilombax Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
THINGS THAT ARE AWESOME
lol XD
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BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#97, I find the word being called as a "Gay" while watching just a cartoon is very offensive. If I were some bad boy, I can call my own dad an asshole, I was a very naughty boy before, my dad did bad things to me and I even take a kung-fu stick to walk around everyday to defend myself from his punishment so that he WILL fear me if he dares to lay a finger on me.

Wearing a pink T-shirt is not always mean gay too, the word should be used to describe is "Weird" or "Awkward" or any other equivalents that should be less offensive, but "Gay" is just extreme. Well, Timmy Turner did wear some pink clothings too, is he gay? All in all, don't necessary expose yourself, IF somehow you're spotted for watching FIM and being called a gay, fight back like Iron Will would say, "Call me gay? Then you better pray that you shouldn't have said that again!" My parents did caught me watching cartoons on TV when I got older, but what they called me just "Childish" and so what? What are they going to do? Just tattle-tale and tell their friends just to embarrass their own son?

Your dad better rethink twice as usual, in the old days if you refer to the dictionary, "Gay" doesn't mean the whole "male & male relationships", but today, this word already means "male & male relationships" and thus rendering the other definitions obsolete and possibly never used again. And of course, when that meaning comes into play, thus the word "lesbian" is also been born.

#98, ahh, the same old question, anybody sees someone draw FIM and then just left. Maybe they didn't appreciate the show.
If it somehow becomes a hater, they better rethink twice, FIM is just not his/her taste and then just leave and then take the hate to some other things which only make TV look worse, and that's crappy shows like iCarly, Spongebob, etc.. But anyway, go for what the author said, he offers the better advice. ;)

#99, how can I forget that as well, I also recall somethings that become so sensational until it becomes overrated. Take the Halo series, Grand Theft Auto, Team Fortress 2 & even the Apple devices. Although some overrated things do have their drawbacks too especially people who hate them. Artists can be overrated too, I've seen some of them do get their accounts or websites hacked too when their requests were denied. Many people love the show for various reasons too, some just like reviving their old G1 times (I'm in that category), watching it for studying purposes until they love it so much (I was an animation student before while studying their story writing skills and drawing techniques), watching it because of lack of good cartoons these days (I tend to be choosy and I do have a very specific cartoon I hate and have a grudge on it when other good cartoons died prematurely in just 2 seasons or less than 30 episodes all because of it), etc.. etc.. etc..

All in all, many things do get ponified in parodies as well. Think of it as a fashion sensation, as long as it's still hot, people will continue talking about it and get into it virally on a worldwide scale. ;)
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DiddyJakal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I wonder what number 100 will be?
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Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
An image of a frog.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are some good advice. Well done.
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