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Old 02-24-2011, 06:46 AM   #7
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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Originally Posted by Kibs View Post
here's the thing;

It's one thing to say that a show is good, but the juxtaposition of it being a franchise for little girls against good animation, a decent plot, and Tara Strong just makes it seem a lot better than it really is.

That coupled with the fact that there's an ostricization mentality with those people who enjoy the show for what it is, because most people don't really care how good a show it, they simply don't think it's healthy for grown men to watch a show about ponies and question those who do causes people to seek out others who like the same things, and band together in the name of not feeling weird.

The only issue is that a majority of those people are weird, and as there is no set leader in the community, the standard for normalcy is only as high as the lowest member's standard. Thus the mentality of the community regarding actions and tastes eventuates into a downward spiral of oddities and bad behavior.

IE Narutards

So in essence, the more people tease people for liking the show, the more people will tell themselves they like the show. Giving themselves a false sense of obsession, and claiming that anyone who doesn't like it just doesn't get it.

But I have showed that I get it, and still don't like it.

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Aw, that's okay Kibs, I understand and respect your opinion and while I do not fully agree with your assessment of the situation I can honestly say you do not fully get the meaning of this show to many people.

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The only issue is that a majority of those people are weird, and as there is no set leader in the community, the standard for normalcy is only as high as the lowest member's standard. Thus the mentality of the community regarding actions and tastes eventuates into a downward spiral of oddities and bad behavior.
Okay, so where is the Anime fandom's so called "leader"? the VA's? Funimation? If that is so then I propose Lauren Faust is our leader.
Additionally, we may be "weird" to you, But if you call liking something for what it is then sure. I'm weirder than the 40-something men that wear Sailor Moon costumes, or the NEETs in Japan that collect 3 of the same figurine.
But I digress, this isn't an Anime/Video Games website is it?

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Originally Posted by Kibs
That coupled with the fact that there's an ostricization mentality with those people who enjoy the show for what it is, because most people don't really care how good a show it, they simply don't think it's healthy for grown men to watch a show about ponies and question those who do causes people to seek out others who like the same things, and band together in the name of not feeling weird.
Maybe you should see this first...(Fyre-Flye is Lauren Faust btw)
 


"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 symptons. 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"


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Originally Posted by Kibs
But I have showed that I get it, and still don't like it.
Alright, nobody is forcing you to like it. BUT I am proud of you for atleast trying it...
 



SO In closing, I'm not mad Kibs, Just very disappointed.

But I still love you all <3
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