Wasteful Bronies. I'm posting this with some pictures so there are no misunderstandings what I'm talking about... 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 s wasteful Bronies
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#49 - pinkieuspieacus
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(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
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(05/17/2012) [-]
GOOD LORD! instant *********.
#84 - mclauritsen
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(05/17/2012) [-]
Cancel your internet and give the money to Africa :)
#87 to #84 - amantes [OP]
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(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...
#74 - guitarkow
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(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.
#76 to #74 - amantes [OP]
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(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
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(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.
#4 to #2 - amantes [OP]
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(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
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(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
#10 to #8 - amantes [OP]
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(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
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(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
#25 to #18 - amantes [OP]
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(05/17/2012) [-]
$10 can save a starving child. But no harm done.
#31 to #25 - otherguydude
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(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
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(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
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(05/17/2012) [-]
kinda like slogan maker
#59 to #4 - regdestroy
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(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.
#61 to #59 - amantes [OP]
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(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?
#144 - kibbleis
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(05/18/2012) [-]
#109 - Eiza
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(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
#110 to #109 - Eiza
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(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.
#112 to #110 - amantes [OP]
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(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.
#113 to #112 - Eiza
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(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.
#111 to #109 - amantes [OP]
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(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.
#68 - uniqueusernames
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(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
#56 - gtxace **User deleted account**
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#52 - kuroda
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(05/17/2012) [-]
I'm not even going to touch either opinion.
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