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Reposting from tumblr for ridiculousness

I love MLP, It's such a fantastic cartoon. I don't think anyone will argue here that it's one of the most entertaining animated shows in syndication right now. I love it's unique and endearing characters, I love how the fans latch onto them and make them really into something of our own. Even with insignificant background ponies. There is endless fan content: art, music, fics, headcanons, games, everything can be dipped in ponies and made 20% cooler.

With how much I love the show it really pains me to discontinue with this fandom. This "Derpy Hooves" bull has gotten so far out of control. At this point, it just isn't fun anymore. Being part of this "community" is more like picking sides in a shit slinging competition. No one is winning by being mean or threatening to not only the creators of the thing you love but to completely unrelated persons who've simply voiced an opinion. I don't know where the message of "love and tolerance" became skewed to the point where you think it is okay to threaten bombings on Hasbro or violence on random unrelated people on the internet.

During this little internet fiasco, I've kept my personal opinions out of it. To save myself from grief and backlash from either side. I have a lot of Brony friends, people I know in real life and through the web. So for the sake of neutrality I still refuse to enter this silly conflict. You know what Bronies? Some people are offended, get over yourselves. It isn't a declaration of war, it's an opinion. You know what offended people? The Bronies don't understand your argument, or they wouldn't be arguing so vehemently. You are just as much in the wrong the second you stoop to the level of internet spittle flicking.

There are fantastic artists and great people I follow and admire on either side of this argument. It's honestly heart breaking to see some of them forgo the high road and add to the flaming while the ones who have constantly put up with unwarranted flames and hate become attacked and belittled more and more.

What I am most displeased with, the thing that I am most offended by, and the ideal I cannot fathom; is the thought process one possesses that declares your personal feelings so much more valid than another person's that you can justify cultivating and spreading a notion of hate in a community so enveloped by it's message of Love and Tolerance.

I'm sorry, but I'm out. I simply cannot deal with the fact that adults cannot listen and respond intelligently to one another. I especially cannot deal with such a large part of a fan community singling out other fans for simply voicing an opinion. So called "fans" who attack and spew these uninformed notions to a single person, who not only is not related to the company or production staff but who on multiple occasions has thoughtfully and painstakingly relayed their thoughts and opinions with legitimate sources and articles, are in my opinion incapable of forming or voicing the opinions they preach with such fervor.

This is disgusting. If you have left even a single hateful message on anyone's page or if you have knowingly spread faulty information in the hopes of propagating rash fury, you are beyond disgusting. This sort of behaviour is really just grotesque and I will not be a part of it.

Tl;Dr I'm taking a break from MLP because a large part of the brony population have gone from petulant to excessively indignant.
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illusoryMayhem Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
The love and tolerate message has always been bull.

I've been deep within the fandom since episode 6 of season 1 and it has just been a way for the bronies to feel that they are the best fandom. I will keep on being part of the fans, maybe not delved as much into the fandom, being as they are now starting to show their true colors, and develop an obnoxious mob mentality.

Pony on Faux, even if it is in silence.
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Becca-nin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
You aren't the only one of the many people taking a break from the fandom. I've been watching on the sidelines and seeing it all is really disheartening, my favorite artists who where in the fandom and the reason I got into it are now taking breaks and they seem rather upset over it. It's a shame really about it.

In the end, this is why most companies don't do fandom shout outs :/.
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I think they took the shout out a little too far in making Derpy an actual character. I would have been fine if they left her in as a BG pony in the same fashion Adventure Time has the hidden snail.
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Becca-nin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Yeah that would have been best I think as well, the way it's been done has left the random in two sides. I'm keeping off either because it's not worth getting into, it's just a shame people have taken it this far.
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bnfbnggbfg Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I've only watched the show and don't follow the fandom at all. Can you give me the tl;dr of what happened?
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
there is a tl;dr! XDD

people are being butts over a character editation.
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Man, I love MLP but the Derpy Scandal has really, really made it hard to be one lately :c I kinda got wrapped up in the hype the first day but, i gotta be honest, I moved on since then but it's become so insane lately.
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
it's too over the edge. like, waaaay too serious for cartoon ponies.
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I agree 100% like...this is kinda just too much for me, let it go dudes, let it go
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Mangodeluxe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup.

I did that a few weeks ago, around the time of your other post on a similar subject, however, I did not take the time to think about my reasons for it.

The type of people who handle anything in such a hateful and obnoxious way are gonna be assholes about it whether they win or lose, the only real way to counter it is put yourself in a position where it doesn't effect you. :\
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