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Researchers strive to
understand bony culture
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Last summer, Dr. Patrick Edwards had never heard of bronies, the teenage and adult fans of My
Little Pony: F is Magic.
That is, until his son Will "came out" to him as one.
Now bronies have attracted the attention of the scientific
lib" Little Pony‘ fans stoic in . Sparked by Will' s big reveal, psychiatrist Edwards
DI Sire and Dr. Marsha Redden, are in the midst of
Mi Ii In l E Hi Em . the brenn ' s first professional survey, called simply
Irony Study.
Edwards, who teaches undergraduate psychology at Wilford
College, went to tell his colleague, Redden, about Will' s big
reveal. Though Redden is not teaching this semester, the two
share an office wall and frequently discuss the intersection of
culture and psychology. Redden was equally
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place of their own intrigued.
The two did some Googling and decided to dive deeper.
Neither researcher could have anticipated what happened next. In the months that followed,
each began to sympathize with the kind, brenn community. In turn, the
community has rewarded them with a frontarmy seat to brenn culture as it is created. Said
Edwards:
Rarely have scientists had the opportunity to study a fan phenomenon from its inception.
One of the most common questions I get from students is, Ihre you a bony,’ and I say no
because I have to keep my objectivity, but I am a brenn booster."
We' re using this survey to study [the brony community] from the beginning and see how
it' s evolving."
Redden, who does not watch the show, said she thinks both researchers’ clinical backgrounds,
which include adolescent therapy, have prepared them to be open minded. After several months
of studying bronies, she doesn' t think, based on scientific evidence, that the group is as weird as
they' re made out to be by some.
We really do regard ourselves as scientists first and foremost, and we have a duty to report
what this is without a lot of bias," she told the Daily Dot. "But what we' re seeing isn' t as bizarre
or strange as people think."
Instead, Redden believes that the tandem is a normal response to the anxiety of life in a conflict-
driven time, she said.
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I think bronies are a reaction to the LLB. having been engrossed in terrorism for past ten
years, living on the edge the same way my generation lived through the Cold War. They' re
tired of being afraid, tired of angst and animosity. They want to go somewhere a lot more
tlt
At first, Edwards said, bronies were leery of the survey. When he first posted it on Ponyville,
pleasant."
Reddit, and Faceebook, some worried it was a ploy to make them look bad.
Edwards and Redden blame the mediating reporters like this bronies' vari. ness. The
two said that reporters are looking among bronies to find outlandish characters, while they as
scientists are looking for a fair representation of "the herd."
In general the media has not been kind to bronies, especially Fox News," Redden said. "One of
the Fox people even mentioned drug use, which has absolutely nothing to do with any part of
the culture. We know the media wants a character, but we get frustrated because that' s not an
accurate representation."
Edwards hopes the media will learn from the study' s objective example, he said.
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I think if and when media makes a more positive presentation, bronies will come out
speak openly about their experiences."
Even though the brenn community had made him "jump through a lot of hoops" to gain their
trust, at Bronycon, Edwards felt he' d finally achieved it. Edwards, his wife, and their son Will,
made the drive up from Spartanburg, South Carolina to Manhattan so he could attend as a
panelist and report the survey' s findings.
When I got up and made the presentation, the reception was overwhelming. I got a standing
ovation. I think the bronies realized we weren' t going to put them down," he said.
In the next few months, Edwards and Redden plan to release a followup survey. Now that
they' become a part of the community, they feel comfortable including less innocuous
questions and even exploring what Edwards called "the dark side" of brenn fandom. The two
also plan to publish their findings in scientific journals and eventually write a book about the
phenomenon.
A few months ago, we had no idea what a brenn was or that it existed," said Edwards. "Now, I
was just telling a colleague that Marsha and I are the nation' s premiere embryologists"
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#187 - jurneyk
Reply -48
(02/25/2012) [-]
"And in conclusion, there just happened to be a large population of homosexuals who happened to enjoy the same tv show."
#226 to #187 - jurneyk
Reply -9
(02/25/2012) [-]
I still think you're all gay, no matter how many butt hurt comments you post. lol.
I still think you're all gay, no matter how many butt hurt comments you post. lol.
#209 to #187 - anon
Reply 0
(02/25/2012) [-]
Notification.
Notification.
#230 to #187 - nightroller
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#231 to #187 - nightroller
Reply +1
(02/25/2012) [-]
I actually get to use this
#223 to #187 - themanoftheland
Reply +5
(02/25/2012) [-]
finally get to use this
finally get to use this
#204 to #187 - luckybastard
Reply +15
(02/25/2012) [-]
most people in the internet call people "gay" when they know they're loosing an arguement.
#196 to #187 - mazzyrazzy [OP]
Reply +22
(02/25/2012) [-]
Actually the study showed that a large portion are heterosexual.
#3 - teamrocketninja
Reply +17
(02/24/2012) [-]
Stand back. Theres science going down.
#228 to #3 - brandonbmth
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(02/25/2012) [-]
#9 to #3 - agoodcitizen
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(02/24/2012) [-]
#26 to #9 - TheNextJoker
Reply +5
(02/24/2012) [-]
The experiment is now underway. Results pending.
#31 to #26 - DaCrazyOne
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(02/24/2012) [-]
#36 to #31 - TheNextJoker
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(02/25/2012) [-]
#37 to #36 - DaCrazyOne
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#40 to #37 - TheNextJoker
Reply +3
(02/25/2012) [-]
*hands over plushie*

Hush now, quiet now
It's time to lay your sleepy head
Hush now, quiet now
It's time to go to bed

#41 to #40 - DaCrazyOne
Reply +1
(02/25/2012) [-]
sleep is for the weak
#42 to #41 - TheNextJoker
Reply +2
(02/25/2012) [-]
Oh, you actually want to stay up?
#43 to #42 - DaCrazyOne
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#44 to #43 - TheNextJoker
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#47 to #44 - DaCrazyOne
Reply 0
(02/25/2012) [-]
and I was thinking about posting that instead...
#48 to #47 - TheNextJoker
Reply +2
(02/25/2012) [-]
Why bicker when you can go have fun with Rarity, Spike? She's much more 'liberal' after a few glasses of cognac...
#49 to #48 - DaCrazyOne
Reply 0
(02/25/2012) [-]
Fluttershy is disappointed in your ****.
#57 to #49 - TheNextJoker
Reply +2
(02/25/2012) [-]
I... I'm sorry Fluttershy. Please don't be upset with me.
#59 to #57 - DaCrazyOne
Reply 0
(02/25/2012) [-]
and now Spike is a happy little dragon, damn, that bitch is wasted.
#65 to #59 - TheNextJoker
Reply +1
(02/25/2012) [-]
They're so cute together.

You want anything Fluttershy? RD will be back with her kit if you're waiting for smokes.
#66 to #65 - DaCrazyOne
Reply 0
(02/25/2012) [-]
Wait, wait a minute, hold up...
#68 to #66 - TheNextJoker
Reply +1
(02/25/2012) [-]
I can't believe Twilight managed to synthesize rainbow hash.

I have never felt so many colors.

#69 to #68 - DaCrazyOne
Reply +1
(02/25/2012) [-]
oh ****, you best get Berry Punch before she hurts some po-oh ****, there she goes
oh ****, you best get Berry Punch before she hurts some po-oh ****, there she goes
#70 to #69 - TheNextJoker
0
(02/25/2012) [-]
Let her have a little more and she'll knock herself out.

Poor honey is really gonna feel it in the morning.
#72 to #26 - DaCrazyOne
Reply 0
(02/25/2012) [-]
if she keeps hitting on Twi, she's gonna feel it sooner than she thinks, bitch be crazy
#79 to #72 - TheNextJoker
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(02/25/2012) [-]
Somehow doubt it.
#81 to #79 - DaCrazyOne
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(02/25/2012) [-]
the bad part is...she's the designated driver...
#83 to #81 - TheNextJoker
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(02/25/2012) [-]
I... think it's about time we call Big Mac to escort you home. We don't need any drunken magical ejaculations.
I... think it's about time we call Big Mac to escort you home. We don't need any drunken magical ejaculations.
#84 to #83 - DaCrazyOne
Reply 0
(02/25/2012) [-]
I can get home as well as I please, I don't need Big Mac to help me.
#85 to #84 - TheNextJoker
Reply +1
(02/25/2012) [-]
I won't stop ya, but I'll be back in a bit if ya want. I'm takin' Miss Fluttershy and AJ home first.

Looks like that party went quite well.
#86 to #85 - DaCrazyOne
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(02/25/2012) [-]
there's only one way to keep this party going...
#88 to #86 - TheNextJoker
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#89 to #88 - DaCrazyOne
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Comment Picture

#90 to #89 - TheNextJoker
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#91 to #90 - DaCrazyOne
Reply +1
(02/25/2012) [-]
HOLY **** LUNA IS BADASS WHEN WASTED
#210 - tablespoons
Reply +16
(02/25/2012) [-]
Faust is no god amongst cartoonists   
   
She did Fosters. Okay, not bad.   
Powerpuff Girls. I liked that show, it was gritty, action filled, with comedy   
But thats it.    
   
I've sat through 3 episodes (Winter wrap up, one when fluttershy loses her chicken, the one when the one with wings is butthurt about losing) and I wasn't ****, but the jokes were sorta dry and the show was just infantile (expected from the target demographic).   
   
The show seems to just be overhyped, and people are gonna thumb me down for this (love and tolerance my ass), but its just not as good as the regular show.
Faust is no god amongst cartoonists

She did Fosters. Okay, not bad.
Powerpuff Girls. I liked that show, it was gritty, action filled, with comedy
But thats it.

I've sat through 3 episodes (Winter wrap up, one when fluttershy loses her chicken, the one when the one with wings is butthurt about losing) and I wasn't ****, but the jokes were sorta dry and the show was just infantile (expected from the target demographic).

The show seems to just be overhyped, and people are gonna thumb me down for this (love and tolerance my ass), but its just not as good as the regular show.
#242 to #210 - runtubbyrun
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(02/25/2012) [-]
sir, im a brony...

and honestly, i wanna say thanks for being civil. not outlandish, and accusative like most people who dislike the show, and community.

i respect your opinion, and i wish haters were more like you ^^
#213 to #210 - mazzyrazzy [OP]
Reply +4
(02/25/2012) [-]
Certainly the community has a lot to do with it, but it's also vastly based on opinions. You tried it and didn't like it, and that's fine. I watched it and enjoyed it thoroughly.
#214 to #210 - Zeigh ONLINE
Reply +8
(02/25/2012) [-]
Now see. That's an intelligent and opinionated response and I'm not going to thumb you down, in fact I'm going to thumb you up.
Sure you dislike the show, but that's your opinion, you explained why and even displayed an initial interest in watching the show to at least test the waters.
You, frankly, are one of few people who'll even go to those lengths and I respect you for at least trying. Meanwhile there are those who adamantly refuse to even watch a single episode and litigate and offend anyone who even remotely says they enjoy the show by spewing hate filled words. Those are the people I thumb down.

Now have a nice day.
#166 - deathlordgusta
Reply +15
(02/25/2012) [-]
lol what would happen if the scientists discovered R34?
#169 to #166 - biiirrrrr
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(02/25/2012) [-]
They have, and in their next study they will be asking sexually orientated questions. Not gonna lie, it kind of creeps me out, but I'm not really one to judge, so it'll be interesting to see how many bronies actually like the r34 stuff.   
   
<- pic related
They have, and in their next study they will be asking sexually orientated questions. Not gonna lie, it kind of creeps me out, but I'm not really one to judge, so it'll be interesting to see how many bronies actually like the r34 stuff.

<- pic related
#170 to #169 - deathlordgusta
Reply +11
(02/25/2012) [-]
mfw
#220 - shmoopy
Reply +11
(02/25/2012) [-]
Wow. If they just took a trip to some of the chans, they would find out how bronies started. You ready for this?

Oldfags returned to 4chan and raided /b/, /a/, /tv/, /r/, /v/, /vg/ and probably others with pony threads (this was before the inception of /soc/ and before /r9k/ came back up). Eventually, people caught on and the newfags desperately attempted to copy the raids by spreading it to other sites. This caught fire and a metric ******* of pony related images were created. This caused a bunch of casuals to find the show and watch it. This is the part that pisses me off about bronies. Most of these ******* wouldn't even like the show if it wasn't "cool" or if there wasn't a cult following. Bandwagoners and sheep just following the next popular thing.
#103 - iambrony
Reply +10
(02/25/2012) [-]
Excellent. I can't wait until bronies become a full-out counter-culture.
#143 to #103 - schifter
Reply -1
(02/25/2012) [-]
you mean like a hipster.
#140 - ivoryhammer
Reply -29
(02/25/2012) [-]
There's nothing to analyze about them, they're just weird. Like those fat guys who obsess over those tiny little details in things like Star Wars or Star Trek that nobody else gives a **** about while they type angrily on their new alienware laptops with red hot cheeto stained fat sausage fingers.
#147 to #140 - schifter
Reply -21
(02/25/2012) [-]
Even if i did like the show. I would still dislike the community. Wtf people. Pony reaction images?
#151 to #147 - ivoryhammer
Reply -20
(02/25/2012) [-]
I just don't like that they made an internet sub culture about it, I like stuff, but you don't see me claiming to be a "Dragon Bro Z" or something like that.
#153 to #151 - schifter
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(02/25/2012) [-]
Yeah. Its just a strange hobby that got overblown by the internet. Same as furries, but more dedicated. This will eventually die down, but it will be years before that happens. So yeah, i guess i'm pretty mad bro about it.
#157 to #151 - schifter
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(02/25/2012) [-]
**** these scientists too. **** everyone. They are getting all the ******* support! lauren faust supports them, that damn voice actress supports them, now some ******* scientists are supporting them. We look to these people for help, and they stab us in the back. We are trying to fit the mold of society as much as we can, and get berated because of our failings, yet others make no attempts whatsoever, and are told to just keep doing what their doing. With support like that, i would feel pretty good about it too.
#141 to #140 - lolbears
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(02/25/2012) [-]
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#146 to #141 - schifter
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(02/25/2012) [-]
a million cool story bros. clearly, we are dealing with a master troll here.
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#164 to #140 - adamannater
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#180 to #140 - stegosaurusrah
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(02/25/2012) [-]
about your ****
#165 to #140 - ASDLSD
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#218 - lyzb
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(02/25/2012) [-]
"Kind, friendship-loving brony community" Clearly these people have never witnessed an internet discussion between a brony and a non-brony...
#120 - tacoiiimaniac
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(02/25/2012) [-]
"The Dark Side"? Does he mean by chance, rule 34?
#121 to #120 - mazzyrazzy [OP]
Reply +7
(02/25/2012) [-]
Yes, stuff like that. The more perverted side of the fanbase.

But don't cringe. Every single fanbase has a dark side, and we're no different. It's nothing we should be ashamed of. I, myself, am not into rule 34, especially on ponies, but I don't judge people who do.
#78 - Kitsunehunter
Reply +7
(02/25/2012) [-]
If only there was a major in Bronyology