NO KEEP GOING
John de Lancie returns to MLP.
Not sure if true or a troll… but AWESOME IF TRUE. Also SPOILERS IF TRUE.
So it turns out Discord = Star Swirl? Funny, I actually remember reading that theory in a fanfiction somewhere.
make this HAPPEN!!!!
OH MY GOD CANT BREEATHE
Here comes Princess Cadance.
i like how he just throws his wife
“i’m shining armor”
“and i’m cadence”
“and this is jackass”
I’m not gonna lie.. this guy LITERALLY nailed it when talking about the Bronycon Documentary.. In my opinion its a documentary funded my bronies that mostly only bronies will watch and buy. If that doesn’t scream scam to you then I don’t know what will.
3:30 for the Bronycon part
Couldn’t agree with him more when it comes to the fact that Bronies really need to stop fucking shoving ponies in everyone faces. One of the things that aggrivates me most in this fandom.
Guys this is not just “this guy”, this is ken ashcorp and he has gained a lot of respect from me when he made this!
This is a wonderful documentary and i agree with every point
and the fucking ending is literally my TF2 experience
WARNING: WALL OF TEXT. PLEASE SCROLL PAST IF YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN WHY THIS VIDEO IS NOT VERY INFORMATIVE OR CLEVER.
Okay. I’m done with fandom for reasons of my own, and I haven’t been able to play videogames in quite some time because of my internet connection and my music being a huge black hole for money. Likewise, I’m not usually one to get involved in tumblr “social justice” conversations, nor am I one to get angry about shit on the internet.
And then we have people like this. You get them in every kind of media; people who’ve worked in the music industry, or on documentaries or whatever, and go out of their way to shit all over anything that they feel is “polluting” their art form. Sometimes they have genuine concerns. The lack of content and the cash-for-content thing for the “women vs. tropes” documentary. The idea that “nobody less than a 7” will get screentime for the Brony Documentary (even though it hasn’t been made yet - but this is a common problem in all documentaries), and the issues of gender imbalance and appropriation within the twenty-something male bulk of the fandom. All are valid points.
But all too often, their legitimate arguments are completely coated with a thick layer of nerd rage. This guy whines about women hating strong female characters for “asinine reasons”, claims they should just “deal with” the idea that games are targetted at the teen-to-twenties male demographic, and even goes so far to claim that women already have equal representation in games. He’s correct in that the documentary is unbalanced, and tends to wave around the “THIS IS BAD” stick while not really looking into the HOW and WHY of the industry, and its reasons for doing what it does. But telling women to “deal with it”, because apparently your gender and your age group is the only thing that matters? Considering what he says about Bronies later, it seems more than a little hypocritical.
And from therewe have the holier-than-thou attitude which helped to drive me away from fandom communities in the first place. He starts by making an assumption about celebrity appearances in the Brony documentary - something that one of the people involved with the documentary, who is in direct contact with John DeLancie through e-mail and Skype, has confirmed is untrue. Nobody was begged to make an appearance. Mr. DeLancie originally declined the offer as he felt his role in the show was of little importance, but returned to the project after seeing the Bronies were portrayed in media, drawing comparisons to the depiction of the Star Trek “Trekkie” fandom, who he felt were also misunderstood.
Likewise, using your own extremely nerdy hobby, and the way you enjoy said nerdy hobby, as a kind of measuring stick for the Brony fandom? I’ve seen those kinds of dolls before. There’s at least one tumblr blog which I know of - and I have no doubt there are more - where people ejaculate on those dolls and then post photographs of them. And this kind of activity can be seen in any fandom; we have Disney character fuck-plushies, anime body pillows, even sparkling dildos for Twilight fangirls. Any fandom which has erotic fanfiction, a prescence on 4chan, or even its own dedicated discussion forum will have rape-appropriating memes and other such problems. Stop acting like no other fandom except for Bronies suffers from this problem. Stop acting like they’re the only fandom that’s sexualised something targetted at children. Google for the various Disney princesses such as Ariel, you’re just as likely to turn up a Rule 34 picture as you are an official one. All fandoms have their darker side, including yours, video OP.
And any hobby which is even remotely nerdy will attract the kind of stereotype that the video OP described - the kind of person who is obsessive about their hobby and won’t shut up about it. Unless the video OP only ever orders dolls online, and never discusses them with any like-minded people, I would be extremely surprised if he’s never encountered one of these “neckbeards”. Yes, they can be annoying, but they’re not ubiquitous, and… what does this have to do with making bad documentaries again? Why does the way someone looks - whether they’re a “1” or a “10”, or the way they dress - have some influence on whether a documentary is objectively good or bad at what it’s supposed to achieve? It’s at this point that the video OP’s original point is thrown completely out of the window, in favor of simply stating, over and over, how much he hates “neckbeards” and everything about them. And how Rainbow Dash - a sporty tomboy with a competitive streak, who still cares about her friends wellbeing, and doesn’t refuse to wear a dress for fear of seeming girly - is “the worst role model for young girls that has ever been seen”.
So, yeah. To summarise, the person who made the video needs to learn what priviledge means beyond tumblr’s all-too-common misuse of the word. And also learn the difference between pointing out problems with independantly-funded projects made by non-professionals within your art form, and nerd-raging over something just because it irritates you on some personal level.
Learn to separate your facts from your opinions, people. Or else you end up sounding like a complete tool.
Video OP, I suggest you seperate your own holier-than-thou opinions from actual facts. Also, please research those “actual facts” before you present them as such.
Critizing things is great and important. This however is not critizing, it’s pointing fingers while pretending you aren’t.
Media and reporters like you who go “ewww look at those digusting neckbeards fapping to ponies” are the entire reason this documentary is being made in the first place. OP, enjoy that irony.
Why does Discord get portrayed as a sympathetic character in fan works?
He’s an evil bastard. A cool evil bastard, but still an evil bastard.
I have a hard time seeing a character whose worst offense equals to vandalism as an “evil bastard.”
People seem to have no issue with redeeming Trixie, or even excusing/justifying Nightmare Moon’s actions, so idk why people get up on my grill about doing the same with Discord.