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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  Professional Artist
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  Professional Artist
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  Professional Artist
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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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
And it no longer affects me while I stay outside the fandom.

I still feel really bad for people like Yamino getting barraged with the grunt of things. ~_~;
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Mangodeluxe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As bad as I feel about that, and for the people getting attacked, I can still giggle at the ghosties. Especially the ones sending these attacks.

They aren't threatening, or scary, or troubling. They're just childish and stupid. Trying to engage someone as an adult, when that person refuses to return it, and is acting like a child, will just frustrate you. So just laugh at them. They really are awfully hilarious when you aren't taking them seriously (and it would be awfully silly to take any of these shit-slingers seriously). I think Yamino must be taking an approach along those lines as well, and I'd feel terrible if she was feeling stressed out and under attack.
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The-Bloody-Bishop Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Writer
Well said, my friend, well said.
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mewsingmage Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I am not an MLP fan myself, but I follow many people who are, and I have been keenly observing this situation for quite some time. But seriously, why can't people deal with this situation maturely and appropriately? People are entitled to their opinions, and attacking people for speaking out (especially without evidence) is downright immature. You can't support you're own opinions without observing and respecting others' perspectives. Also, "hate" messages in general are purely idiotic. Why do we direct hate towards people we disagree with? You could "dislike" a person who doesn't share you're views, but to say you "hate" them is going overboard. Telling people to "go die" is just awful. How can you, as a fellow human being, say that to someone? How corrupt and vile do you have to be to resort to such a horrible lack of decency and compassion? I know that MANY fans are not like this, but the fans who are are ruining the fandom for everyone. I can understand your feelings for taking a break from this mess.
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
There is a certain point where I just can't deal with this kind of shit, and my limit was actually a while ago when this crap first started. It's a wonder how I hung in this long.
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Catula Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agree on every point. We all love everything about MLP, but when the nasty aggressive fans act out (and I am indeed referring to both sides of the issue in question, both are acting like screaming children), the message is lost. Everypony is just screaming, nobody is really accomplishing anything.

I'm mildly disappointed by Hasbro's final decision, but come on, it was inevitable. Bronies couldn't agree to disagree on the issue, and hurled HORRIBLE, horrible hate messages back and forth instead of engaging in respectful discussion of the issue. Even if you have to agree to disagree, at least then you're being mature about it an nopony gets hurt (least of all Ditzy/Derpy).

Agree with you 100% on this, Faux. I'll still be watching the show actively, but I think it would be wise to casually avoid the fandom for now. I don't want to get shit slung on these fancy new duds I just bought...

*le sigh*
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artist
I'm getting some pretty nasty messages on Tumblr about this shit too. I'll tell you, these guys work FAST. As soon as I posted this on Tumblr I had 5 very rude Anons about it. Someone said I was just incapable of picking a side and that I was just a fart in Yamino's back pocket. XDDD Can you even believe this shit? It's absolutely ridiculous!
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Catula Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clearly Anons have nothing better to do than bitch at people who disagree with their opinions. But I guess that's what Anon is for... :/

A fart in Yamino's back pocket? :XD: That...that has to be one of the weirdest insults I've ever heard!

The most frustrating thing is that Yamino only has an opinion. She doesn't have any actual authority over or leverage on Hasbro. She's not even affiliated with the show! Just a fan! And it's like...everyone claims she is SOLELY responsible for destroying "Derpy". And apparently anyone who associates in a friendly manner with Yamino is also responsible...Jesus Christopher Robin on a bicycle, I am ashamed of fandoms...

Can't wait until we say something on The Ooo Travel Guide that pisses people off and invites hate mail toward us... :roll:
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Luckily for us, the adult fandom for AT is a hell of a lot more mature.

From what I've seen anyway.
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Catula Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah...I guess. I mean, I don't think I've looked into the dark underbelly of the show's fans yet, and I don't think anything has happened in the show that would cause them to come out and up like zombies from the deep bowels of whatever pit such people rise from...

So yeah, our fandom seems to be more mature and stuff. :3
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
I think the "seediest" character in the fandom I can think of is Xekstrin, because of her fan fiction, but even she's delightful! I think she's pretty choice, it just so happens that she's the only person I can think of who's content may be viewed as strange. XDD
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Catula Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bwahaha, I laugh at this because it's true...I believe RenegadePineapple actually said during our podcast call last week that Xekstrin was the first person to write Adventure Time tentacle porn (I think I edited that line out, but I still have everything recorded for posterity...:evillaugh:). So yeah, I think you're probably right!

Well, and Yamino has produced some rather "graphic" stuff, but she balances it out with utterly amazing stuff (and an official comic cover!), so it's all good. :3

Let's just leave it at "our fandom is best fandom". :XD:
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Adventure Time has THE BEST fandom. Nothing was ever more true.
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Fishteeth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never really got into the fandom itself at all, I just enjoy the show.
It's remarkable and unbelievable that anyone would go to lengths of threatening and whatnot because of a kid's show that people should just be enjoying.
I never really liked fandoms. Too dramatic and over exagerated, I guess.
Sorry something that you liked so much went partially sour for you, Faux. :c
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artist
It went especially sour for a select few.

And I refuse to be a part of that.
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blackrose109 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said.
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KazeCobra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The things that have happened have disgusted me. I am personally ashamed of the fandom as well and it just saddens me.
I for one, will continue watching the show but outside of personal friends who are 'bronies', I'll probably also be avoiding the fandom

:< It just makes me sad...
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artist
I really just can't stand how people are acting over this, especially to go out and attack individuals over it. It's sickening.
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KazeCobra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am too. Personally, I disagree with the controversy, my boyfriend does too, but the extent of our disagreement with the person I'm assuming your talking about is just being like, eh...whatever.

After seeing the reaction of some of the fandom, I'm sickened.
I feel like the mane six would be upset with the lack of harmony here :<
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FauxBoy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artist
I am so glad the person getting the bulk of the hate is acting in such grace about it. It's really very humbling to see someone seemingly unphased by such a rampant wave of hate.
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