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#10 - lavitts (12/26/2012) [-]
"ive been an MLP for quite a while now :)"
"ive been an MLP for quite a while now :)"
#29 to #13 - lavitts (12/26/2012) [-]
Upset that I cracked the back support on my chair in a fit of laughter? Yes.   
Upset that I now have to lay in my bed and browse on my laptop? Not one bit.
Upset that I cracked the back support on my chair in a fit of laughter? Yes.
Upset that I now have to lay in my bed and browse on my laptop? Not one bit.
#1 - ogopogofod (12/26/2012) [-]
Clopfics
#16 to #2 - anon (12/26/2012) [-]
how does pone make populate
User avatar #9 - MoNugisa (12/26/2012) [-]
Tumblr would be a better place to ask this tbh.
User avatar #11 to #9 - thumballthethings (12/26/2012) [-]
i never get replys on tumblr though :(
User avatar #12 to #11 - MoNugisa (12/26/2012) [-]
Ask popular ppls
#19 - Ace Bullet **User deleted account** (12/26/2012) [-]
I agree with comment #7. Your wording is a little weird, but I understand what you meant. To me, it's all just one big fandom with several sub-levels.   
   
If you're looking for main points to talk about, definitely aim for the more sane part of the fandom. You could talk about several of the brony fan musicians, the fanfic writers, and the artists. From there, if it isn't enough to cover you're whole panel, you could mention how the show has affected people in real life in so many different ways. Mention how many different people from different backgrounds, life styles, careers, etc. etc., actually watch the show.   
   
I'm probably not the best person to be giving advice on this, but this is just my general thinking on the topic. Hope I helped in some way, if at all. Either way, good luck.
I agree with comment #7. Your wording is a little weird, but I understand what you meant. To me, it's all just one big fandom with several sub-levels.

If you're looking for main points to talk about, definitely aim for the more sane part of the fandom. You could talk about several of the brony fan musicians, the fanfic writers, and the artists. From there, if it isn't enough to cover you're whole panel, you could mention how the show has affected people in real life in so many different ways. Mention how many different people from different backgrounds, life styles, careers, etc. etc., actually watch the show.

I'm probably not the best person to be giving advice on this, but this is just my general thinking on the topic. Hope I helped in some way, if at all. Either way, good luck.
#7 - lonelyinkyy (12/26/2012) [-]
i would say the community of it (the somewhat sane part of it) or the fanfictions (not clopfics, just normal fanfics)
or all the art that the fandom has made.
#52 - anon (12/26/2012) [-]
I'm really sorry, but I have to get this answered once and for all. Are MLP 'fans' just trolls or do they actually enjoy watching a cartoon series for, well, mostly girls below 12.

Please educate me.
#56 to #52 - anon (12/26/2012) [-]
I enjoy the show and fanfictions
User avatar #63 to #52 - derangedberger (12/26/2012) [-]
We do enjoy the show, many of us for different reasons, but I think it's the characters that make the show what it is in the end.
User avatar #67 to #52 - malhaloc (12/27/2012) [-]
Fair enough question. We actually do like the show. Its well written, well animated, well voiced, and the characters are really fleshed out. Not like earlier incarnations where they were just cardboard cutouts of each other.
User avatar #54 to #52 - drastronomy (12/26/2012) [-]
Well, anon, it depends.

Most do really enjoy the show, for a reason unknown even to me, a brony.
#39 - couriersix (12/26/2012) [-]
If you are talking about bronycon sir they are not having a winter con
although they are having a summer one, it's in Baltimare not NJ though.
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User avatar #26 - mrmariomike (12/26/2012) [-]
Anything that isn't porn or generally creepy. I don't really know, study some of the brony... "Culture" and maybe people can ask questions... I'm not sure what type of panel this is.
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#8 to #5 - thumballthethings (12/26/2012) [-]
because there is TONES of mlp fandoms. i was asking as a general consensuses, as to what are the biggest ones, kinda as a form of shortlisting.   
for research!!!
because there is TONES of mlp fandoms. i was asking as a general consensuses, as to what are the biggest ones, kinda as a form of shortlisting.
for research!!!
User avatar #58 - cakelovergirl **User deleted account** (12/26/2012) [-]
the guy below me is the dick of the bronies, only cares about his own opinions dont listen to him, simply ask what people want to know and tell them, be honest
do try to keep porn out, if asked any questions related to pony porn just say "some people have different fetishes, all we can say is deal with it, they cant be changed"
#33 - stockydwemer (12/26/2012) [-]
I'm going to assume you meant our sub-fandoms.
Focus on Music, Art and Literature.
You can also mention some of the frowned-upon part of the fandom, but that's your decision.
Make the audience understand how and why it brings us all together, don't showcase a girl's show with fun characters, showcase a show with deep moral values and still entertaining for most audience.
Make them know how it has affect all of the bronies, and brought all together despite our differences.

TL;DR : Focus on the good stuff, but don't lie to them that we're all rainbows and cupcakes. We are still (mostly) a mature fandom.

Good luck! Hopefully I was of some use.
#42 to #33 - darkjustifier (12/26/2012) [-]
I like what I'm hearing.
User avatar #50 - onlyanonymous (12/26/2012) [-]
where is this con?
User avatar #57 to #50 - thumballthethings (12/26/2012) [-]
galway in ireland
User avatar #55 - drastronomy (12/26/2012) [-]
fanfics, music, etc.

keep the porn out

we do not want to be seen as furries
#64 - Super lolzers (12/26/2012) [-]
Firstly I would start off by introducing why and how I became a brony (if you can remember) and why I got sucked into the fandom. I would then go on to develop everything that I found within the fandom at first like forums like 'ponytime' on Funnyjunk and Equestria Daily, fanart and music. Then expand the idea of the fandom to how I discovered how huge the brony culture was, with more in depth areas such as fanfictions and fan-made games. Try to develop the idea of how at first I believed the community to be relativity small but as I found more and more sections of the fandom I realized how huge we really are. I would then explain how it wasn't only the show anymore, it was more of a cultural pass-time where you can rate and share fanart from other bronys and connect on forums. I would then move on to how I personally began to contribute to the fandom by drawing, creating wallpapers and chrome themes and music. I then took my life as a brony away from my room and began to tell friends (close ones of course, not just any old guy) and bought pony shirts. I now realize as I sit here right now in my darkened room with the only source of light coming from a dull glow of my laptop screen at 22:39 on a Wednesday night that the fandom is so much more than people believe it to be. It's not only the show, it's the entire community, and one that I'm proud to be part of. This applies to my experience, I'm not sure about yours.

Basically what I'm trying to say is start your speech with how you first believed the fandom to be restricted to a couple of internet forums and slowly develop how you discovered how massive the community really is. It needs to be well structured for a good speech and also well rehearsed.

If you are asked about porn just reply 'As I have explained this is a huge community, and within that mass of bronys some are going to have a slightly different view on the show, and that is fine, it doesn't hurt anybody, each to their own.'
#65 to #64 - Super lolzers (12/26/2012) [-]
<-- This and the image above are both mine, one drawing one wallpaper (done so much more tho, mainly wallpapers)

Sorry for the huge read, actually had to condense it down a lot because of character limits :/ anyway I'm doing English Literature for A-Level and I got a A for it in IGCSE so I know how to structure a speech, I just can never perform one, ******* stage fright :(

Hope this helps! And good luck!
User avatar #62 - derangedberger (12/26/2012) [-]
I dunno just whatever you do.
Do NOT talk about r34 or cloppers.
User avatar #51 - celestiasbeard (12/26/2012) [-]
If you're keeping it strictly to sub-fandoms keeping ti based around the music and visual designs departments of the fandom would be wise. Although most bronies watch the show I can honestly say all the bronies I know got caught by either the music or other forms of art that bronies make.
User avatar #68 to #51 - malhaloc (12/27/2012) [-]
I was caught by the show. The first 2 episodes in fact. Even though they seem to be everyone's least favorite. I didn't know about the music until later.
User avatar #48 - djlonthree (12/26/2012) [-]
porn talk about the porn
#3 - anon (12/26/2012) [-]
And you ask funnyjunk? are you retarded?
#4 to #3 - thumballthethings (12/26/2012) [-]
nope. just bored.
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