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ABOUT THIS PROJECT Please add once per person for international
shipping regardless the number
In the summer of 2012 a rapidly growing adult fanbase will gathered celebrate .
the TV show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".
Estimated Delivery: Sep
This feature length documentary will follow several individual journeys that
converge at the convention. We' ll find out who the fans are and what is driving
What will the funds be used for? The short answer is quality. This program will
be shot with broadcast quality equipment and crewed by professional camera
operators, sound mixers and editors who do this for a living.
we will get a THANK YOU in the credits
the feature length documentary.
Estimated Delivery: Sep
Thank you for your support! Please help spread the word to make this project
Introducing the Brow Thank You Project
The Hub, Hasbro, and Media have given us a wonderful gilt that took the form tftwo entire seasons of ponies.
We' had some great times, formed some surprising friendships, and at least a few of us have learned some life
changing lessons along the way. Doesn' t it all make you want to say thank you? Doesn' t it make you want to give
something back?
Well, it turns out an enterprising somepony has already approached The Hub and asked if it would be to put
together a 30 second ad spot to air on their network. They responded by offering some very reasonable rates. And
that means the race is on for us to get the money get this thing put together and on television! I know
that there are many of you out there without a lot of money to spare, and it seems like every other day I' m directing
you at yet another good cause to dump money towards. But maybe there are some of you out there who have been
saving up for a custom plushie or a commission, and to those of you I ask, might this be a better use ifthat cash?
This is a chance for us to do something pretty unprecedented and get a voice out there from all of us to each of
them (and royally confused some six year olds in the process). There' s a pretty nice incentive package to go along
with whatever level of backing you choose to give. so check it out.
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#49 - pinkieuspieacus (05/17/2012) [-]
yea so what we raised 60k+ for OUR bronycon you know what we have also done given thousands if not more to other charities and other things we collaborated on so before you go around and say that maybe do some more research OP idc if you're a brony YOUR being the scum bag brony here
yea so what we raised 60k+ for OUR bronycon you know what we have also done given thousands if not more to other charities and other things we collaborated on so before you go around and say that maybe do some more research OP idc if you're a brony YOUR being the scum bag brony here
#20 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
GOOD LORD! instant ********* .
#84 - mclauritsen (05/17/2012) [-]
Cancel your internet and give the money to Africa :)
#87 to #84 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I'd sell my PS3 to give the money to Africa! But I have no ps3. I'll buy one so I can sell it and donate the money to Africa! Wait...
User avatar #74 - guitarkow (05/17/2012) [-]
I saw on Twitter that at leasts one person donated $10,000. That leaves the rest to be an average of $69 per person. Also, The donations above have nothing to do with the Brony Thank You Project. The $63,319 is for a full-length documentary about bronies which is being made by John De Lancie.

In case you can't tell (FJ is a pretty crappy sample group), most bronies are wonderful. The creators/voice actors love us (Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, John De Lancie, and Lauren Faust have all said so) and several Hasbro executives are bronies.

You have no right to tell people what to spend their money on, and if you think you do, you should check yourself in to the nearest psychiatric ward. I donated $20 to a local band in my area so they could afford to create their 3rd album. I realize there are "better causes" that "need money" but I'm going to spend my money on what I want to spend it on, not what society and people like you tell me to spend it on.

If you have a problem with that, let me know and I would gladly engage in a calm debate with you. Have a nice day.
User avatar #76 to #74 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I know they aren't related, I was just too lazy to put a thick line between them.
I can tell. And that's the thing. The project is pointless. It achieves nothing that hasn't already been achieved.
I have the right if I'm involved somehow. I'm involved, because I'm a brony. The weight of the outcomes of the community's actions will also lie on me, so I think I have the right to object.
#2 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
on the contrary, they have received enough criticism by those that don't understand them. i guess they need this so they can prove they aren't as bad as they are made out to be.
User avatar #4 to #2 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
And you don't think it would make a better impression about them if they spent the money on something more meaningful?
#8 to #4 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
charity wouldn't be so bad. im just pointing out that they are doing it to clarify who they are. i havent gone a day without hearing the word pedophile, rapist, childish, fag, or the term "grow up" to describe them in a long time. I know that if that was me, and 10 bucks could go towards (maybe) solving it, i would try too. But charity wouldn't be so bad. i hear they do that too though
User avatar #10 to #8 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
Shouldn't bronies be more concerned about helping others than helping their own image? That would have a MUCH more positive effect in the long run.
#18 to #10 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
yeah but so should everyone. That really has nothing to do with whether or not they are bronies. they each donated 10 bucks. it just built up over time because there are a lot of them. i see no harm done
User avatar #25 to #18 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
$10 can save a starving child. But no harm done.
#31 to #25 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
i spend that money on bowling. because i like it. it doesnt mean i dont care about kids in africa. im just not sure why you're upset. and you're not wrong, but really, this is ok. if you are this upset, start a charity! until then, its kinda pointless to argue about. in the least harmful, sarcastic angry way, start collecting cash. ill donate.
#34 to #31 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
actually, better yet, start a pointless website and litter it with ads. if you can make that website interesting enough for several thousand people to visit, you can use that money for charity. really, im all for it.
#35 to #34 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
kinda like slogan maker
User avatar #59 to #4 - regdestroy (05/17/2012) [-]
It's their money and they will give it whevever they want.
You sound like someone asking: why you pay for anything when you can give this money for a starving kid. By anything I mean entertaining stuff.
User avatar #61 to #59 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
The problem is, they're doing this "30 second announcement" to basically improve their image in the eyes of the general audience. You don't see any way it could possibly backfire?
#23 - anon (05/17/2012) [-]
cry more poorfag, their money, they can do whatever the **** they want with it.
User avatar #109 - Eiza (05/17/2012) [-]
Well... I guess I'll give my two cents on the subject then.

Before Mr. De Lancie even considered the documentary, I wondered why people disliked the community so much. After a bit of time being a Brony, I realized that there are a few reasons to not like the fandom.

For one, there is A LOT of R34. Enough R34 that even moderate safesearch on Google Images doesn't block all of it. The parents of children who go on the internet at unknowingly search for "My Little Pony" without realizing this, are bombarded by nude pictures of their favorite characters - humanized and not. Although the parents should pay more attention to what their kids do, and it is as much their fault as the Cloppers who make the R34, the Bronies recieve the brunt of the assaults from people who see the wierd pictures, because anyone who posts anything about a pony these days is marked as a Brony.

Another subject is the gore pictures I see, and gore fanfics I've read. Although some are amazingly drawn and written, why would someone, especially a child, want to go online and see say... Pinkie Pie being ripped in half or Rainbow Dash being made into a cupcake? I don't know what term to give to people who create material like that, but either way, they fall into the same category as people who just enjoy the show.

Then there are extremists, people who do things like trying to convert neutrals into Bronies as if it was some kind of religion. They try forcing it down people's throats, and when the people start resenting MLP, they get mad and blame the haters for being "ignorant."

Those three types of people are the kinds that make many people hate us, and because of that, hate the show without a reason. Mr. De Lancie is being understanding here, and wants to find out why people like the show, and why people hate the fans. I would love to see this film made, but my only hope is that if he starts interviewing people, that he doesn't interview a bunch of Cloppers and such. That will make us look worse
User avatar #110 to #109 - Eiza (05/17/2012) [-]
Of course, it would be wrong of him to try hiding those subsections of the fandom as well. What I would suggest of him to do, if I could, would be to explain each type of fan/hater to the audience. That way, the people can choose which kind of Brony to hate.

I would also think it a good idea to read sections of fanfics, show different fan arts, and of course, show segments of the show. If he interviews the right people, then Bronies could end up being understood.

On the subject of spending money: Yes, there are better things to spend the money on. I hope that the documentary goes well and people learn something about the fandom and show from it, but I personally wouldn't donate money to it. As good as the movie sounds, and the chance of having people stop disliking us so much seems, I find that it is better to spend MY money on things that could help wide-spread, life-threatening causes.

However, I will not say that the people who donate are bad people. They have every right to donate money to this if they want to. But I would say that if they were doing it just to be flamboyant and spread the idea of being a Brony around like an extremist Homosexual, then they are doing it for the wrong reason. Knowledge and peace should be all-encompassing. The commercial for thanking Bronies for instance, will only direct more hatred towards the Brony community by parents of the targeted demographic. Spreading the knowledge of why we enjoy the show, though, that is a just cause to support the documentary.
User avatar #112 to #110 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
Wow, you're the first person here that agrees there are dangers involved. Just take a look what's going on below, some bronies are absolutely convinced there can be no negative effects whatsoever. I call that extremely wishful thinking.
User avatar #113 to #112 - Eiza (05/17/2012) [-]
Everyone has, in their mind, a just reason to back their actions. If you go around trampling on people's thoughts and ideas, you're sure to be met with retaliation. You can't change the beliefs of millions or maybe billions of people who hate the show. All you can do, is educate them and give them reasons why WE find the show enjoyable, and hope that they soften a bit and change their thoughts just a little bit.

If someone has different ideas, then you can't go cramming yours down their throat in an attempt to change them. Peace and love cannot be attained through conflict. This is something that many Bronies and Haters alike fail to realize. If everyone was sensible for once, and started thinking from their opposition's point of view, then maybe the documentary wouldn't even be necessary.
User avatar #111 to #109 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I say his efforts are commendable, but I'm not sure that the damage can be undone now. Still, this documentary of his at least makes more sense than the 30 second PSA that's being funded, I'm more afraid how that will turn out even though it seems a much smaller thing.
User avatar #68 - uniqueusernames (05/17/2012) [-]
inb4 shares in spaghetti stock plummet soon after this ad airs, as there will be so much spaghetti it will end world hunger, and all Italian restaurants shut down
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#52 - kuroda (05/17/2012) [-]
I'm not even going to touch either opinion.
#42 - otherguydude (05/17/2012) [-]
okay, im not gonna check this argument out any more, so i leave with this. I love the fact that you are passionate about this money going to a better cause. but really, do something! if you come back with an idea for a way to raise money, i would love it, but if you really are upset, insulting bronies isnt helping anything. no im not a brony, just arguing so i can reason it out. thats what i do.
User avatar #43 to #42 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I'm not insulting anyone, I'm ATTACKING bronies, and more specifically those that I consider SCUMBAG BRONIES. I don't think my avatar makes it hard to guess what group I belong to.
But thank you for reasoning with me.
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User avatar #60 to #58 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
For being irrational. You have to remember that the way you see things isn't necessarily the way the general audience is going to see it. You're NOT helping your image.
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User avatar #91 to #90 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I'm more talking about the 30 second ad on tv. The documentary is largely irrelevant. I put it there just because it has a sum number on it xP
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User avatar #101 to #100 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
You did see the part about the "Thank you" project?
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User avatar #103 to #102 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I have this horrible feeling that it's going to backfire and completely ruin the bronies' image instead of doing anything good.
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#106 to #105 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
It can always get worse. For now it's at least stable. Won't happen? So what will they do with the money? When we can see "how it turns out" it will be too late to change anything. Uh, you know, when bronies show their faces on tv it may kinda cause a fuss. May. Kinda.
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User avatar #108 to #107 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
Now I'm sad because I don't have tits.
I care because making people hate us more can end up hurting the show. And we don't want that now, do we? We already caused the development of one character only to have her censored. If we start addressing Hasbro the corporation on tv, who knows what might happen? The creators and animators already know how much we appreciate the show and give us fan service quietly, but if Hasbro takes notice, it might go "Hey, make these and these changes, we have a new audience now and we have to milk them. Appropriate? We're the boss of you, we decide what's appropriate". Before we know it, we might end up causing more damage than good. If we want Hasbro to just keep producing the show... well, we can buy the show and its merchandise. It's as simple as that. Proclaiming ourselves as a broad audience isn't going to do any good.
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User avatar #115 to #114 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
She's still censored on Netflix :/
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User avatar #117 to #116 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
Yes, it's been confirmed. Well, I don't have netflix, but I've checked the sources. The episode is the censored version ><
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User avatar #119 to #118 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I rly don't get this selectivity. Tv and dvds are okay, itunes and netflix are not. What gives.
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#71 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
Since no one seems to be getting it, let me explain.
You can justify this all you want, but remember the reason this is being made. Specifically, the air time on tv. Naturally, most of the bronies watching would totally approve of it, but are THEY the target? Isn't the point to get more accepted by the general audience? Well then, try to think like the general audience and consider how they'll react to this. Is everyone absolutely certain the effect will be nothing but positive on your image? Frankly, I'm worried. I think they're gonna really, REALLY hate us.
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#123 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
The first part talks about a "feature length documentary". The second part talks about a "30 second ad spot" (?)
I have found the second part herewww.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/introducing-brony-thank-you-project.ht ml
I have not found the first part.

I could be wrong but the post appears to be 2 pages put together. It's confusing.
Is it and if so then Why?
User avatar #124 to #123 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
LINK WAS BAD try this one for the second partwww.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/introducing-brony-thank-you-project.ht ml
User avatar #130 to #124 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
It's messing up links a lot xP
User avatar #132 to #130 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
Is it FJ doing it?
User avatar #133 to #132 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
Yes, it is.
User avatar #129 to #124 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
OK, the 'ml' at the end of the link is not showing for some reason so for the second page manually add ' ml' or change DOT and copy and paste THIS.

re link:(it's to eqd? FJ??)
User avatar #125 to #123 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
It is two pages for too different projects. I rushed it, so they aren't properly separated.
this has more info on the second one [url deleted]
User avatar #131 to #125 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
So which one are you talking about? The 30 second ad or the documentary?
Also do you have a link to the first part?
PS. im not trying to argue, Im just trying to correctly understand whats going on :)
User avatar #134 to #131 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
Mostly the ad. I included the documentary because the acquired sum baffles me.
kickstarter . com/projects/257527888/bronycon-the-documentary
User avatar #128 to #125 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
indiegogo . com/brony
User avatar #136 to #128 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
This pagewww.indiegogo.com/brony shows that they raised $15,381for a 30 second ad spot , im still not finding the page that shows $63,319.
I trust you it exists because otherwise of course you would not put it there.
Your description says:"I'm posting this with some pictures so there are no misunderstandings what I'm talking about."
With all respect theres no way I can have any opinion at all based on this.
If you feel like you want to clarify it then by all means do so but dont do it for me. I give up.
Peace out . Ill see you later

User avatar #137 to #136 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I put the link above
kickstarter . com/projects/257527888/bronycon-the-documentary
Well it's too long to explain. Just take a glance at the massacre below if you care.
User avatar #139 to #137 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
Thanks for providing that. it IS a lot of money. i start to see what you are saying but IMO it's their money so they can do whatever they want with it. I dont have to approve or disapprove.
I think pledges will reach $100,000. maybe some will even pay:D
User avatar #138 to #137 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
do i have to?
User avatar #140 to #138 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I'll sum it up for you. Basically, I believe all these ordeals will end up making bronies look like jackasses and I have to oppose it, because I'll have to suffer whatever consequences there are for our image like everyone else, even if I didn't support whatever caused them.
User avatar #141 to #140 - userq (05/17/2012) [-]
I would think that the people who are doing this have considered exactly what you are talking about. You never know, maybe it wont work out that way.
Maybe you should contact them and ask about it.
User avatar #142 to #141 - amantes [OP](05/17/2012) [-]
I'm pretty sure they've argued about it already. Their wishful thinking will be our undoing.
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