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#1 Jamesblorg39welsh

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

What do you consider to be the difference between a brony and a casual fan of mlp many people I know think that just watching a few episodes makes you a brony


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#2 Blue Moon

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:28 PM

Brony: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who wants to be called a brony. 

 

A MLP:FiM Fan: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who doesn't want to be called a brony.

 

 

There isn't really much of a difference. If you're a fan, you're a fan no matter what you call yourself. I guess you could put it that bronies are more involved with fanart and related, and get more involved with other fans, but other than that; not much of a difference.



#3 Arretez

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

Despite introducing me to the show, my little brother is a casual fan. He only watches the parodies, such as the censored episodes, whereas I watch every thing I can find. I think that the difference is whether or not you say that you're a Brony. I watch Doctor Who and love the show so much that I'm buying the sonic screwdriver tv remote. However, I don't consider myself a whovian. I don't know why, but I just don't. I'll try and ask my brother tomorrow why he doesn't consider himself a brony, then I'll post his response.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:06 PM

I don't really see a difference, the similarities that I see are even if your a fan and don't watch the show. They could partially make you a fan but, you can still be a brony/fan even if you watch the show or don't want to be called a brony.



#5 Party Cannon

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

Brony: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who wants to be called a brony. 

 

A MLP:FiM Fan: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who doesn't want to be called a brony.

 

 

There isn't really much of a difference. If you're a fan, you're a fan no matter what you call yourself. I guess you could put it that bronies are more involved with fanart and related, and get more involved with other fans, but other than that; not much of a difference.

 

Nailed it. It's like most other subcultures. For example, Punk rock. One may listen to and enjoy Punk rock music, but they may not consider themselves a punk or punk rocker. The choice is as you said in the said individual.

 

As for the fanart element, that may be a tough indicator. Plenty of bronies are not as talented in those areas/don't produce, however they still love MLP just as much. I still understand what you meant though,



#6 Becker (Fender)

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:39 PM

There is no difference.

 

A fan is a fanatic.

 

A fanatic about the show MLP: FiM is called a brony.

 

A brony generally takes part in being a fan of the show, but also takes part liking the fandom's culture.

 

You can like a show without being a fan though, just like I do with NCIS. x3

 

EDIT:

One may listen to and enjoy Punk rock music, but they may not consider themselves a punk or punk rocker.
 

 

Do you like Punk Rock? :o


Edited by Becker (Fender), 25 July 2013 - 11:40 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:46 PM

Brony: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who wants to be called a brony. 

 

A MLP:FiM Fan: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who doesn't want to be called a brony.

 

 

There isn't really much of a difference. If you're a fan, you're a fan no matter what you call yourself. I guess you could put it that bronies are more involved with fanart and related, and get more involved with other fans, but other than that; not much of a difference.

Slightly different definition for me.

 

Brony: A fan of MLP:FIM.

 

You can't separate being a brony and being a fan of the show; you can't claim to not be a brony and be a fan of the show. And being a "brony" doesn't necessarily make you a bigger fan.


Edited by 115Predator, 26 July 2013 - 02:00 PM.


#8 Party Cannon

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:24 AM

 

 

 

 

Do you like Punk Rock? :o

 

I like lots of types of music. A slice of that pie is punk rock.

 

 

Obvious differences that many are failing to point out.

Fans are normal people.

Bronies are a bunch fag-like-people things, obviously.

Have you no ear to the haters?!

Despite that....

I like this explanation as well. Makes sense. Still, Bronies are styuuuuupid.

 

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The shame about text versus voice is that sarcasm and when one is being facetious is unclear. *Benefit of the doubt mode on!* ^_^



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:34 AM

Brony: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who wants to be called a brony. 

 

A MLP:FiM Fan: A fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic who doesn't want to be called a brony.

 

 

There isn't really much of a difference. If you're a fan, you're a fan no matter what you call yourself. I guess you could put it that bronies are more involved with fanart and related, and get more involved with other fans, but other than that; not much of a difference.

  

This.

 

As well as watching the show itself, I'm fairly involved with the "community" aspect; I go on forums, draw some fanart, read fanfics, cosplay, etc. I also have a bunch of posters and merch, so if there was a distinction between a "casual fan" a "Brony", I'd probably be the latter. 

However, I don't like calling myself a Brony, I just refer to myself as a fan. Same goes for other TV shows like Doctor Who and Avatar, or music genres that have subcultures tied into them, like Metal, Industrial or Goth. I ain'tn't need any of yer fancy labels.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:42 AM

Agreeing with a few of the comments, i believe the meaning is the same, but they're a different tier, also it depends if they want to get into the 'community'

 

For example is someone just watches the show every so often, a episode every week or so, enjoys it but doesn't love it, they might not consider their selves bronys as such, just someone who likes the show.

 

I think the term brony, even if it does mean you're just a fan of the show, it's more seen as someone who also watches alot of fan-made animations, is active within the brony community and things alike, this is in the majority of cases, I know there are some people who watch the show only, and not often and still can be called a brony, which is perfectly correct, the above statements was about the majority of people IMO.

 

So they have the same meaning, but I see it more of a two tier word.



#11 Darkshift

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:50 AM

My friend (6 months ago)said these were the rules to become a brony
It has to be your favourite show
You have to take part in the fandom
You have to no all the main six and background main six
You have to be involved in mlp discussions
Has to have some MLP products.
Funny 3 days after he said a fandom doesn't have rules
I believe the difference is simpler than this
An extreme brony is someone who is so passionate they try to involve MLP in anything they're doing
A casual brony is someone who enjoys the show and the fandom but only talks about it sometimes
A fan is someone who enjoys the show but isn't to fust on being affiliated with the show by being known as a brony

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:53 AM

Way I see it a fan is just someone who casually enjoys the show.

 

Whereas a brony is more involved with the fandom and enjoys things like looking at fan art, listening to fan music or communicating on a forum.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:53 PM

There's really no difference between the two. A fan is someone who doesn't want to/ wants to be edgy by saying (it's usually either of those two things) "I'm not a brony, I'm a fan."

I do suppose if there had to be a difference, a brony more actively participates in the fanbase and such.

This is sort of related, it annoys me when people do basically everything the fanbase does, yet when people identify them as a member they get mad.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Many people watch mlp fim but just aren't into the show like bronies are. What do you consider to be the difference between fans and bronies

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

Fans and Bronies are totally different things.

 

You become a brony if you want to become one.

If your a fan that just watches and enjoys the show, kudos for you!


Edited by KToadstool, 27 July 2013 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

I thought brony was just a more funky word for people who are fans of Friendship Is Magic?

 

I didn't think there was any diffrence between the two myself



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:44 PM

Many people watch mlp fim but just aren't into the show like bronies are. What do you consider to be the difference between fans and bronies

Fans: Like the show, have a favorite character and sometimes quote the show, that's about it.

 

Bronies: Talk on forums, check website after website for news, cosplay at conventions, go to conventions, spend $1000 dollars on plushies, and quote the ever loving crap out of the show.

 

That's basically the diffrence. Fans like the show, and that's about it. Bronies adore the show and try to be part of it as much as possible.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

i wasn't sure of any difference between bronies and fans but either way i wanted to be a brony so i am one. I liked the show to start but eventually i realized maybe i was a brony so then why not. i like it so now im a brony :muffins:



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:49 PM

Bronies: Talk on forums, check website after website for news, cosplay at conventions, go to conventions, spend $1000 dollars on plushies, and quote the ever loving crap out of the show.

 
Guess I'm not a brony, then. D:
 
The only difference for me between a fan and a brony is age. My definition of a brony is someone who is older than the intended age range for the show that watches and enjoys it. If you fit the description you are a brony to me whether you want to be one or not.
 
The term "fan" would encompass bronies and younger children who like the show.

I've merged your thread on account of you already making this topic. Please take care in the future and try not to create duplicate content such as this.
 
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Ah, that's why. I was trying to reply when I got the message "you do not have permission to post a reply". Kinda worried me there for a moment.

Edited by Sky Chaser, 27 July 2013 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:49 PM

What do you consider to be the difference between a brony and a casual fan of mlp many people I know think that just watching a few episodes makes you a brony

 

Many people watch mlp fim but just aren't into the show like bronies are. What do you consider to be the difference between fans and bronies

 

I've merged your thread on account of you already making this topic. Please take care in the future and try not to create duplicate content such as this.

 

Thanks~







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