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Poll: Do you like My Little Pony? (222 votes)

Yes 16%
No 59%
I've never tried it.. 24%

Have you ever tried it?

#1 Posted by CaLe (4072 posts) -

I've never seen it on TV before, just the pictures on the internet.

#2 Edited by XenoNick (1485 posts) -


#3 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

It's a children's show where most of the fans are men in their 20s with various degrees of obsessions(some outright disgusting)

The only thing that really irks me is their ability to ponify every single good thing(like shown above). It makes me want to vomit.

#4 Posted by lord_canti (1525 posts) -

i liked series 1 series 2 was ok couldn't get past the start of 3 i think the decline in quality and the over enthusiastic fans got to me

#5 Edited by ArbitraryWater (12248 posts) -

Yes, I have seen enough of a show aimed at 7-year-old girls to say that it's far more clever than it has any right to be but I have no real interest in joining the unfortunate fandom surrounding it.

#6 Posted by WasabiCurry (425 posts) -

Eh, I kinda fell into it for a little while, but then moved onward after the second season. Still enjoy the art style though.

It is mostly the fan base that annoys me. Not the show itself.

#7 Posted by Rainbowkisses (467 posts) -

I've watched a few episodes. It seemed like an average kid's show. There is the occasional pop-culture reference or a brief instance of slightly dark humor, but those moments are few and far between. I don't see how this is radically different than any other children's show. I understand the idea that it's supposed to go against traditional age and gender roles, but I think if we lived in a world where that thing wasn't perceived as weird the fandom would be extremely diluted. I have nothing against bronies. I understand that like any other social group they have their moderates and radicals. Those radicals aren't much worse than those for any other fanbase. But please stop ponifying everything. Remember what happened with Star Wars?

#8 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I went with the "I feel nothing one way or another towards the TV show itself, due to it being a harmless, actually well animated, TV show aimed at children with the goal of teaching life lessons, but feel nothing but shame and pity towards the people surrounding said TV show" option.

#9 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19395 posts) -

Indifferent. Seen a couple of episodes out of curiosity, but I didn't feel compelled to watch more.

Some of the fandom can be especially creepy, though.

#10 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (371 posts) -

My personal opinion is this, I do not like it personally and find the idea of "bronies" kind of terrifying and creepy. It is a show meant for children and not grown men. As Rainbowkisses said, it is the radicals that ruin a fanbase. i just think the fanbase in this case is far stranger then previous fan bases. I find it strange that my university has a my little pony club.

Ultimately, i will not involve myself in their lives and they can like whatever they want because it doesn't affect me or my life in anyway.

#11 Posted by BigJeffrey (5165 posts) -

99% of Giant Bomb Fans are Bronies, FACT

#12 Posted by RonGalaxy (3291 posts) -

No, I don't ironically like my little pony. That is the only way someone could like it


#13 Edited by triple07 (1202 posts) -

I've seen a couple episodes to see why grown men were watching it, and I did see some pretty good humor in there but I don't watch the show or really like the ponies. If you do though, that's cool. Also the pony pictures can sometimes be pretty funny.

#14 Posted by CrusNR (24 posts) -

Yes, I enjoy the show and have been watching it since season one began.

I can understand that some in the fan base can be overly creepy, however. There have been things that I've seen or heard that have made me cringe in the past.

But the same could be said of most fan bases. I've cringed just as much at some anime fans. That's not going to stop me from watching and liking some anime though.

#15 Posted by SunBroZak (1473 posts) -

Indifferent. Seen a couple of episodes out of curiosity, but I didn't feel compelled to watch more.

Some of the fandom can be especially creepy, though.

Pretty much this.

#16 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4561 posts) -

No, but I don't hate it either. I watched a couple episodes and they're well made.

The fan culture can be creepy as hell though which I don't understand; same goes for the counter culture too because why waste your time hating on something that dumb.

#17 Posted by Slay3r1583 (655 posts) -

I remember enjoying the 80's cartoon when I was a wee lad. I tried watching a couple episodes of the new series but it didn't do anything for me.

#18 Posted by living4theday258 (678 posts) -

never seen it. Based on what ive seen and heard on the internet... I don't want to.

#19 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

I used to be a huge pony fan, but I don't ever bring it up on these message boards cause there's plenty of dedicated fansites for pony stuff if people wanted to talk about it. Also, there's not really much to say about the show in the end, it's pretty simple and straightforward.

#20 Edited by Uppercaseccc (116 posts) -


#21 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2735 posts) -

No, but I kinda feel bad for some of the people that do. Look up Bronies on Youtube and the comments for a lot of the videos are pretty disturbing. (Death threats and kys kinda shit)

#22 Posted by joshwent (2415 posts) -

say hello to my little pony

#23 Edited by jakob187 (21787 posts) -

Yes, I do.

Now can we get a thread closure on this before it turns into what every MLP thread turns into?

#24 Edited by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

#25 Edited by ottoman673 (617 posts) -

Fuuuuuuuuuuuck no.

#26 Posted by CrusNR (24 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

Yes, I do.

Now can we get a thread closure on this before it turns into what every MLP thread turns into?

I agree, a closure would probably be smart. It has been surprisingly tame so far, but I fear it's only a matter of time before it turns into a madhouse.

#27 Posted by Blackout62 (1436 posts) -

... I'm getting over it.The whole thing, and by that I mean fandom, show, etc., has moved away from where I want to associate with it. So way to go weird Bronies, you've driven back to normal person television. Hi ho Broadchurch!

#28 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3160 posts) -

Nothing against the show itself. The show is good! Great program for kids to watch, compared to most of the crap that they get fed on TV these days.

#29 Edited by Irvandus (2936 posts) -

No but you guys can do what you like even if it weirds me out.

#30 Posted by Animasta (14745 posts) -

Nothing against the show itself. The show is good! Great program for kids to watch, compared to most of the crap that they get fed on TV these days.

What else are you comparing that to? I've been catching up on kids TV lately and what I've seen is pretty great; Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated might go into my top 3 cartoon list, after like Last Airbender and... Danny Phantom/Kim Possible or something.
Adventure time and regular show are pretty good too.on topic, never seen and no interest. It's probably pretty well made but the fanbase ruined any interest I have.

#31 Edited by JackSukeru (5990 posts) -

I used to watch it during summer mornings as a kid.

#32 Posted by jerseyscum (964 posts) -

Never seen the show. However....the hardcore bronies are fucking mutants.

#33 Posted by geirr (2740 posts) -

Of course!

#34 Posted by BeachThunder (12586 posts) -

No, and I refuse to try it! I've heard it's a gateway drug.

#35 Posted by TheHT (11984 posts) -

I prefer Apocalypse Pony.

#36 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3160 posts) -

@animasta: Pretty much all of those shows you mentioned are at least alright. Avatar: The Last Airbender is great, and Mystery Inc. was surprisingly good. I'm mostly comparing it to the things my niece watches- the live-action shows for kids on Nickelodeon and such, where the main theme seems to be "Act like a moron and a jerk 99 percent of the time and you'll get whatever you want".

#37 Edited by Belegorm (708 posts) -

No I don't like it. Cute ponies don't appeal to me much and I don't want to get hooked onto a show featuring them (especially considering that some of the people I know have gotten hooked).

I've gotten into plenty of weird shit in my time but I don't want to make ponies one of those things.

#38 Edited by rentfn (1290 posts) -

I also used to watch it after school. It was on between Glow worms and Teddy Ruxpin

#39 Posted by TruthTellah (9532 posts) -

It seems fine. I'm not really into the show, but I think some of the memes and community around it are fun. I'm glad it's around.

#40 Edited by mlarrabee (3094 posts) -

It seems like a fairly clever, well animated, and decent show. I've no negative feelings toward anyone who enjoys it, no matter how far removed from the target audience they might be.

But if one makes a big deal about being outside of a target audience, as if liking something "you aren't supposed to" is some great irony, then one, not the show, is the problem.

EDIT: Just so it's clear, I've seen about sixty seconds of footage. My vote was "Never Tried."

#41 Edited by Strife777 (1619 posts) -

Never watched and probably never will. No interest.

#42 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

I'm really not, no. I'm sure it's a fine kids show, but I don't... really see the appeal. I checked some out to see what all the fuss was about, and it didn't grab me. However, a few years ago, I was one of those "anime is for jerks" people, so maybe I'll come around to it.

...but I'm going to ask you, if that ever happens, please put a bullet through my goddamn brain.

#43 Posted by gaminghooligan (1535 posts) -

Naw man I'm a grown ass man....

....I watch Adventure Time.

#44 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6086 posts) -

No. Nothing against it, but I will never watch it.

#45 Posted by Itwongo (1268 posts) -

I can definitely see the appeal, but it doesn't click with me. Well animated, good voice acting, well written.

#46 Edited by alwaysbebombing (1693 posts) -

I'm not a little girl who needs a show about women empowerment. So, no.

#47 Posted by laserguy (458 posts) -

i like getting up in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee. Then i get in my white van and drive around schools looking for other people who like the ponies.

#48 Posted by Whitestripes09 (448 posts) -

Friend sweared up and down that it was a good show. He compared it to Adventure Time, but I don't really see the comparison... I think AT has more for everyone while MLP makes me feel like I'm a Jew at a Nazi convention.

#49 Edited by ImmortalSaiyan (4712 posts) -

The show is fantastic. My favorite thing on tv. Fuck the ignorant haters who can't comprehend someone outside the primary marketed audience enjoying it. I find it funny how people are allowed to like Adventure Time but oh no, not that girly pony show, people who like that are creepy and weird. Such hypocrisy.

#50 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@immortalsaiyan: But, the problem is those people are creepy and weird. They're not creepy and weird because they like MLP, they are just creepy and weird but happen to like MLP.