Gigapony

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  1. Gigapony

    How close are you to leaving the fandom?

    It depends what you mean by leaving the fandom. If you mean stop liking MLP, then no, I still love the show and will probably continue to do so for quite a long time. If you mean leave the community, then that's different. I'm growing more and more distant from the community as a whole. The initial excitement of being part of the brony fandom is wearing off and I'm becoming more and more disillusioned with the community. A few months ago I'd have said that I'd never leave; now I'm not so sure. So if nothing changes for me, I'll probably carry on being a brony, but I won't be interacting with the fandom as much.
  2. Gigapony

    Hasbro's portrayal of Changelings

    The show itself was a bit vague on Changelings' culture and intelligence, and at first I thought that they were all drones under a hive mind controlled by Chrysalis, not unlike the Zerg of Starcraft or the Borg of Star Trek. The comics however, (which are canon) portrayed them as capable of speech and some degree of independent thought, though still with slavish devotion to Chrysalis. In that sense they came off more like the Tolkien's Orcs to me. I take the comics as the "true" source for Changeling info as they are considered more or less canon. And given that, they do seem to be pretty much irredeemably evil (much like Orcs, again) because their feeding off of love is portrayed as a parasitic action that destroys the people they're draining the love from. They're like a mix of vampires and locusts, going from place to place, draining love until there's nothing left to take, and moving on.
  3. Gigapony

    Your Opinion on "Brony Cringe" videos.

    You're asking a person who doesn't even know what self-esteem is any more, so you can guess what kind of answer I'd give. Whether it's true or not, however, is irrelevant. I don't feel entitled to undue compliments, and I certainly don't expect the world to see me as "beautiful" or "awesome" when I'm clearly not (by society's current definitions), but what I do wish is that people would just ignore that instead of dwelling on it, or worse still, rub it in my face. It won't happen, but a bloke can dream. As for fedoras, I don't wear them, me. They're not my flavour. My best mate does, on occasion, because he just likes them, simple as that. Speaking for myself, I will never tell him what he ought or ought not wear, and I expect the same respect from him.
  4. Gigapony

    Your Opinion on "Brony Cringe" videos.

    I don't watch them and I don't really intend to. As someone who has been (and continues to be) on the receiving end of so many people's hate and hurtful comments about how uncool, unattractive, weak, or awkward I apparently am, I (personally) am in no position to make fun of others. Especially those who are just trying to enjoy themselves in their own way. I'm fairly tired of negativity towards others and this need people have to prove to themselves that they're better than others. Yes, that's life, but it doesn't mean I have to like it. And that's all I'm gonna say.
  5. Gigapony

    Reactions on the new "Smile HD" video

    This right here is also something that irked me as well. "Oh, you know it's by the same guy that did Cupcakes, riiiiiight?" Yeah, great, I'll make sure to tell that to my 4-year-old niece when she stumbles upon this little gem while browsing YouTube for MLP vids. I'm sure she and every other little kid and their parents know exactly who that is and what to expect out of this.[/sarcasm] I'm sorry if I'm coming off as prudish or demanding here, but I do honestly believe that we as bronies need to be more careful of what we make and how we present it. I don't care how entitled bronies want to think we are, but the fact is, this is still, and always will be a little kid's show we're into. If people want to make "edgy" or violent or randy shit, then be my guest, but at least package it properly and don't try to hide it under an innocent label just so you can pretend to be "le b3st trole" and that way mum doesn't have to explain to little Sally why Rainbow Dash's guts are all over the place.
  6. Gigapony

    Your Opinions of Fluffle Puff

    I love Fluffle Puff. She's (IMO) an example of fan-creations done right and completely sticking to the flavour and spirit of the original show. I find her adorable, and her misadventures hilarious, and she's also made me love Chrysalis more than ever. I want to see more of Fluffle Puff, and I want to see more OC's like this that respect the MLP style climb to prominence.
  7. Gigapony

    Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo's problems?

    He was never seen without it in the show proper, but he did appear in an officially-produced guidebook featuring unique art of him in different clothes and no hat. The book also reveals Rarity's mom's cutie mark. Here's the image.
  8. Gigapony

    Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo's problems?

    Rarity's dad is in fact a unicorn as he was pictured without his hat in a canon source and had his horn. He's never been seen using magic simply because he's little more than a background pony and the animators never saw fit to show him using it. Plus his cutie mark (three footballs) would imply he's an athlete and probably doesn't have much use for magic, if you want an "in-universe" explanation for it.
  9. Gigapony

    so Trixie was originaly a male

    I reckon a male Trixie would still be a great and memorable antagonist, however I don't know that he'd be as enduring as our current Trixie is. He'd probably end up as a Flim & Flam-tier villain and I don't reckon he'd gain such a memetic status as mare Trixie has. For my part, male Trixie wouldn't be as cute to me as female Trixie is, and though I'd probably still love the character (I love me some villains), female Trixie with her voice, mannerisms, and cute design makes her one of my favourite overall ponies.
  10. Squees and then hugs the adorable filly Twilight~
  11. So to my delight, the Rainbow Dash keyring I bought from eBay has finally arrived; and as I said, I had some plans for it:
  12. I hate to be that guy, but... if anything, liking MLP has actually made my faith in humanity worse than it was (and it was already pretty bad). Being a brony has added one more item to the long list of ammunition people have to use against me, as yet another unpopular or strange hobby I've taken up, and it's exposed me to some really poor aspects of humanity (both outside and within the fandom). I will say that the MLP fandom is one of the better ones, but it's not special. It contains all of the same bad bits that all other fandoms have, which I will admit was a bit disappointing. Plus there's the added bonus of us being society's favourite punching bag. All that horrible stuff being said, the cartoon itself is a marvellous way to escape depression for a small moment, and the show has led me to find many fun moments and new experiences. So for that I am grateful to have found MLP.
  13. Gigapony

    Equestria Girls Ages

    I believe it was referred to specifically as a high school though. They say "Canterlot High" a few times, if I recall correctly. This has been discussed before. The "humanverse" is not meant to be a perfect analogue to the "ponyverse". The characters are all aged differently and occupy more or less different roles than they would as ponies, the only thing that actually matches is their personalities/names. Big Mac ought to be older than Cheerilee, who ought to be the same age as the Mane 6, and the CMC/Snips & Snails ought to be primary schoolers rather than freshmen. The alternate universe changes these characters' ages to fit into that society. That, and it's a kids' film, it's not meant to be looked into that deeply.
  14. Gigapony

    Is everypony naked?

    In the "pony culture", I guess you could call it, clothes are more of an optional accessory than anything else. Some ponies opt to wear clothes constantly, mostly the ones who strive to be extra stylish or fashionable (Fancy Pants, Photo Finish, etc), but for ponies clothes are treated the same as hats or jewellery to us. That is, they're just decorating themselves. With the exception of course of outfits meant to provide protection, like armour or cold-weather clothes.
  15. Just bought this lovely Dashie keychain off eBay. Hot Topic had them, but it seems like they've stopped carrying them (of course, just as I was about to buy one) so I had to do some hunting for it. I already have a pony keychain, but I have a special project planned for this one.