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BrianRx
Jul 21, 2007


Furries still seem to be around, though less common now that more people are online and using social media. Bronies were everywhere for a moment, but I haven't seen one in years. Did they age out of their obsession (unlikely since grown adults still watch anime) or get absorbed by some other internet culture? I think I remember one mass shooter identifying as a Brony and it wouldn't surprise me if there was overlap between a subculture made up almost entirely of white males in the 15-25 age range and MRAs. If so, I would be very happy to learn that there was a My Little Pony to alt-right pipeline considering the importance of masculinity and intolerance of non-traditional lifestyles in the latter group, but does anyone actually know where they are?

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Yaldabaoth
Oct 9, 2012

I MISSED YOUR OLD AV BECAUSE IT WAS FIT SOOOOOOOO WELL.

YOU POST LIKE A DRUNK JORDAN PETERSON THAT LOOKS LIKE HE'S MELTING UNDER THE STRAIN OF ALL OF GBS TELLING HIM TO GET FUCKED.

IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO BE THIS BAD AT POSTING

FURTHERMORE I


The cartoon ended.

ghouldaddy07
Jun 23, 2008


Turned into chuds or killed themselves I imagine.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Havin' a roni


Prison for being pedos OP.

Padical
Nov 29, 2004


BrianRx posted:

Furries still seem to be around, though less common now that more people are online and using social media. Bronies were everywhere for a moment, but I haven't seen one in years. Did they age out of their obsession (unlikely since grown adults still watch anime) or get absorbed by some other internet culture? I think I remember one mass shooter identifying as a Brony and it wouldn't surprise me if there was overlap between a subculture made up almost entirely of white males in the 15-25 age range and MRAs. If so, I would be very happy to learn that there was a My Little Pony to alt-right pipeline considering the importance of masculinity and intolerance of non-traditional lifestyles in the latter group, but does anyone actually know where they are?

it was a counter-culture (though a very embarrassing one), and as is typical of counter-cultures, most of the people who actually drove the culture found what they were looking or grew out of it, and the rest of the culture just disintegrated.

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~


Grimey Drawer

Things got heated at PonyCon2021 and some 8 year olds beat the poo poo out of them

Nigmaetcetera
Nov 17, 2004

Sorry guys, I'm just a donut.



They go to trump rallies now.

Loden Taylor
Aug 11, 2003





long time passing

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019





they delved too greedily and too deep into friendship magic, and were annihilated by forces beyond comprehension

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

A shitty post? This calls for a dance of deduction.


Jenny Nicholson, a "brony" herself, did a phenomenal overview of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fVOF2PiHnc

An oversimplification is that the MLP fandom exploded to new heights never seen before due to the "new" cartoon and overtime fandom gradually dwindled as the gimmick of "it's a cartoon for girls but it's good" faded and that the fans were (surprise!) some of the most toxic out there. There was then a resurgence near the show's final season and the community had one big last hurrah! Then the show ended and nerds put their time into other things.

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

An A+ Poster (:

SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

Prison for being pedos OP.

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970



i killed them and ate their bodies

Incitatus
Dec 16, 2005

The Meat Man was out of wings, Mr. William Ash More!:argh:

Many died of priapisms from their rock-hard poners.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

Also, Lithuania is not a Baltic state

(Lithuania is an error of History)

Nap Ghost

did you check under the couch?

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


The last season was in 2019. Furryism is a lifestyle, Bronyism is a fandom.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

Also, Lithuania is not a Baltic state

(Lithuania is an error of History)

Nap Ghost

Devils Affricate posted:

The last season was in 2019. Furryism is a lifestyle, Bronyism is a fandom.

I have no idea what that stupid poo poo means

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970



Mumpy Puffinz posted:

did you check under the couch?

just crumbs and stuffies

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

Also, Lithuania is not a Baltic state

(Lithuania is an error of History)

Nap Ghost

Sid Vicious posted:

just crumbs and stuffies



ha ha. I found Nemo

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

They grew up and became husbandies and fatheries and otherwise useful members of societies.

ChunTheUnavoidable
Sep 27, 2021



itís interesting to me how most of them trended really right-wing after that. Itís like the cartoon was the last hurrah for all the stuff they were repressing. glad thatís over though it was pretty weird!

hemale in pain
Jun 5, 2010






Salad Prong

Funky See Funky Do posted:

They grew up and became husbandies and fatheries and otherwise useful members of societies.

unlikely

Yaldabaoth
Oct 9, 2012

I MISSED YOUR OLD AV BECAUSE IT WAS FIT SOOOOOOOO WELL.

YOU POST LIKE A DRUNK JORDAN PETERSON THAT LOOKS LIKE HE'S MELTING UNDER THE STRAIN OF ALL OF GBS TELLING HIM TO GET FUCKED.

IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO BE THIS BAD AT POSTING

FURTHERMORE I


punk rebel ecks posted:

An oversimplification is that the MLP fandom exploded to new heights never seen before due to the "new" cartoon...

It should be noted that this was mostly due to the new cartoon having an art style that was very anime like, which drew in a lot of people who were also anime fans, which is why the fandom became so toxic.

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970



Mumpy Puffinz posted:

ha ha. I found Nemo

lol i wish it was something normal like nemo its some youtubers mascot

Bonaventure
Jun 23, 2005



i ate them all




edit: misread thread title

Knormal
Nov 11, 2001



They thought of ants.

STABASS
Apr 18, 2009



Fun Shoe

ChunTheUnavoidable posted:

itís interesting to me how most of them trended really right-wing after that. Itís like the cartoon was the last hurrah for all the stuff they were repressing. glad thatís over though it was pretty weird!

a lot of them trended right-wing when the show was still on. fascism is magic

feelix
Nov 27, 2016


ChunTheUnavoidable posted:

itís interesting to me how most of them trended really right-wing after that. Itís like the cartoon was the last hurrah for all the stuff they were repressing. glad thatís over though it was pretty weird!

bronies tended to be unloved miserable pieces of poo poo, and those kind of people tend to be right-wing

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006



BrianRx posted:

Furries still seem to be around, though less common now

Absolutely false

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019





punk rebel ecks posted:

Jenny Nicholson, a "brony" herself, did a phenomenal overview of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fVOF2PiHnc

A guy in one of my IRL friend groups is a brony, and we watched this with him last year. It was pretty entertaining.

Also, no I'm not going to :sever:, he's a good friend despite some questionable tastes.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

Also, Lithuania is not a Baltic state

(Lithuania is an error of History)

Nap Ghost

Sid Vicious posted:

lol i wish it was something normal like nemo its some youtubers mascot

you didn't have to admit that.

Fartington Butts
Jan 21, 2007




hosed till they died.

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970



Mumpy Puffinz posted:

you didn't have to admit that.

its my kids toy judge him all you wantb

Agent Escalus
Oct 5, 2002

"I couldn't stop saying aloud how miscast Jim Carrey was!"


Theyíre probably still lurking around their own corners of the Internet, same with any other cult following. But theyíre definitely not out recruiting anymore. Youíd probably be able to still find those who still tie their life and identity to it if you looked hard enoughÖ But why would you?

Sophy Wackles
Dec 17, 2000

> access main security grid
access: PERMISSION DENIED.







Funky See Funky Do posted:

They grew up and became husbandies and fatheries and otherwise useful members of societies.

:lol:

ishikabibble
Jan 21, 2012



BrianRx posted:

Furries still seem to be around, though less common now that more people are online and using social media. Bronies were everywhere for a moment, but I haven't seen one in years. Did they age out of their obsession (unlikely since grown adults still watch anime) or get absorbed by some other internet culture? I think I remember one mass shooter identifying as a Brony and it wouldn't surprise me if there was overlap between a subculture made up almost entirely of white males in the 15-25 age range and MRAs. If so, I would be very happy to learn that there was a My Little Pony to alt-right pipeline considering the importance of masculinity and intolerance of non-traditional lifestyles in the latter group, but does anyone actually know where they are?

they either became furries or nazis, hth

The Bramble
Mar 16, 2004



bossy lady
Jul 5, 2006



They all died trying to gently caress a real horse, which is the only way to get into brony valhalla.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

Also, Lithuania is not a Baltic state

(Lithuania is an error of History)

Nap Ghost


it's hard out there for a conservative brony

Bula Vinaka
Oct 21, 2020

beach side


I would like to hear "Where have all the bronies gone?", a parody of "Where have all the cowboys gone?"

Somebody please make it.

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Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019






ready to fight in the war of northern friendship

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