First off-Sorry, Jm. Won't happen again. I blame Necrobots.
Secondly-Regarding all the pony hate, it's not like I didn't make it completely obvious what this thread was about. If you don't like the show, good for you, but last time I checked, noone held a gun to your head and made you look at this thread, did they? I mean really. Is it so hateful, so deplorable to know that there are people out there enjoying a cartoon? Is there something that makes Spongebob or Ren & Stimpy better than a show about ponies? I watched Ren & Stimpy when it was first on. Character development is non-existent. It's three stooges with a new coat of paint. About the only thing that made it groundbreaking was the fact that it was one of the first cartoons aimed at adult animation fans and not just kids. There was a lot of subversive stuff in there but it was still pretty tame compared to the stuff you find on Adult Swim.
I mean, let's look at the so called 'mature' cartoons we bronies 'should' be watching, at least according to most people I see ranting about bronies and about FiM. Family guy-ok, Peter spends entire episodes demeaning and insulting his wife, kids, dog and especially Meg. Brian wants to do Lois doggy style but never gets to. Good thing they gave him a girlfriend later in the show, we just couldn't leave the whole beastiality thing unresolved, could we? Stewie has gone from being suspiciously creepy gay to confirmed creepy gay stereotype. In fact, the two main gay characters on the show are a creepy preteen megalomaniac and an elderly pedophile.
Then there's Metalocalypse. Now, I love this show (and Family Guy) but the show is about as violent as it gets. Lots of gore and lots of really screwed up characters. Squidbillies...yeahhhhh.
And then there's all the anime, where really screwed up gender stereotypes rule the day and where most of the preteen girls are meant to appeal to older males and where most of the preteen boys are meant to appeal to older women. Yeah, don't even get me started on anime.I know there's a lot of good anime out there, but man, there sure is a lot of awful anime out there.
Meanwhile..ponies. Character flaws? Sure. Loads of them. You know, like real people have. Point of the whole show? Learning how to resolve conflicts that happen between friends and how to appreciate your friends despite their faults. That's it. It isn't about demeaning anyone for the sake of a joke. It isn't about shocking or being the most extreme whatever. It's about friendship-something I didn't have much of growing up and something I happen to cherish very much, because if it wasn't for my friends, I wouldn't be here. So yeah..I really like the show, and think that the animation and art is really good. I also happen to think a lot of the humor, art and music the fans come up with transcends the show and is worth sharing. Yeah, some bronies are obnoxious. Guess what? Some people, in general, are obnoxious. If it wasn't ponies, it would be something else.
So sue me for hoping maybe some of the folks on the forum might get a smile out of it. If ponies bug you, it's not anything i'm doing, you're the one letting yourself be bothered by it. As far as the comments here about it being 'for little kids'?
“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
― C.S. Lewis
You're on a video game forum talking about a video game, one that happens to have an art style that has been described by the very people who make the game as 'The Incredibles meets Dragon Slayer'. Next time someone tells you 'video games are for kids' and you go to defend video games, come back to this thread and read your own comments here. Maybe then you'll learn to stop being so damn serious all the time and learn to relax and enjoy not being grown up some of the time, rather than trying to be grown up all the damn time.
When they knock you down
Don't break character
You've got so much heart
Is this real or just a dream?
Rise up like the sun
And labor till the work is done
(Be Still-The Killers)