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  1. After reading how 3/4 of bronies have never been to a meetup on the new census today, I would encourage that everyone here to get involved with their local brony community, if possible. Through bronies, I've met a lot of really awesome people that I am friends with outside of the fan club. I've met alumni from the university that I attend, met people from the profession I want to pursue, etc. Truly, one of the most rewarding things about being a brony was connecting with people through the shared interest in MLP: FiM. Hence, which is why I encourage everyone to be part of some brony IRL community.
  2. There is a Chicago-land meetup group that's organized through Facebook. You might want to look there and see if there is anything for you.
  3. Well, where do you live, dude? If you live near a major city, there's a chance that there might a local brony meetup group you can find on Meetup.com or Facebook. Or just Google your city/state/country name and "bronies" together.
  4. The Anons have looked into the matter. They've interviewed some of the con volunteers, and it's looking more and more like a case of mismanagement rather than outright fraud. Also, some people who live in Vegas have done some diggining, and one of them noticed that a police car was parked outside of where the con organizers live (they are a husband and wife duo).
  5. Anyone catch this one? It stars Kevin Spacey as a high-level Congressman who is intent on getting to the top. It's one of the best new TV shows I've seen since Downton Abbey. Also, it's only on Netflix, and all 13 episodes have been released all at once. I daresay I am impressed by the acting, the production values - everything. I only hope that Netflix does more of this sort of stuff in the future. I mean, this is the future of TV, I feel. Thirteen-hour long movies.
  6. This episode was one of the most amazing MLP: FiM episodes ever. I'm certain it resonates with anyone who is an athlete or has been through recruit training in the military. And the lesson presented at the end wasn't vague or superficial, it actually has some basis in reality. This season keeps getting better and better.
  7. Being a big Scootaloo fan, this episode was my dream come true, and while I regard as the best S3 episode by far, I still have some reservations, especially in how Scootaloo was treated more as a flat, recurring character (like Mr. and Mrs. Cake) rather than a bona-fide protagonist in her own right. This episode is a start, but I hope that future episodes flesh her out a bit more in terms of background. I mean, what sort of family does she have? Is she an orphan? Is that why she looks up to RD so much - it is because RD is like the big sister she's never had? I hope by the time S4 hits, Scootaloo will be more of her own character, rather than relying on Applebloom and Sweetie Belle for support. This episode was a start in that regard. But, overall, I loved this episode so much. S3 is miles ahead of S2 in my books.
  8. The thing is, you don't really need to consume every last bit of content just feel like a "full" brony. Focus on the show, read a little bit of EQD, be part of online communities like this one, that is really all you need. I only read EQD and post on certain MLP message boards occasionally. I sometimes partake in social events with my local meetup group. I love MLP, but I try not to take it too seriously, lest I became one of those "crazy fans" - something I always seek to avoid. But, find one bit of the fandom that you like and focus on that if you feel as if you need to delve into it a bit more heavily. For some, it's fanfic; for others, it's fanart. Some really like the fan videos.
  9. I don't see Rainbow Dash as an symbol for pro-LGBT activism within the show at all. Yes, you can see it that way, and perhaps some of the show's creators are LGBT, but: 1. Rainbow Dash was a name of an older gen pony. 2. There are zero references to ponies of alternative sexual orientation. Almost all of the interactions (Mr. and Mrs. Cake, etc.) we see are largely heterosexual.
  10. Basically, Chrysallis comes back to terrorize Ponyville.
  11. I would say that Rugrats is perhaps most similar to MLP: FiM. There are multiple protagonists, morals featured in certain episodes, etc.
  12. I bought a copy earlier today. Went with Cover A. I like how tailored to bronies the comic is and how unabashedly open it is about it (particularly in terms of the shoutouts and such).
  13. So, did anyone catch the Littlest Pet Shop premiere after the MLP S3 premiere today? Anyways, here's a link to the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zpsx2eswiI&feature=plcp I was at a local brony meetup today, and suggested that we watch this because many cast members from MLP: FiM were also involved in this. (For example, Ashleigh Ball voices Blythe, the main character.) People liked it, but not as much as MLP: FiM, obviously. Overall, I cannot make a final judgement on it quite yet (it's only the first episode), but I like what I see so far. It has... potential, let's just say. Certainly, it's nowhere near as good as FiM, but time will tell. It's a cute show with a lot of self-aware humor, let's put it at that.
  14. After seeing how much attention their Kickstarter got through EQD, I decided to give Hey Ocean a listen. While I am impressed by Ms. Ball's singing talent, I had a very lukewarm response to her band's songs. They sound like really generic pop tracks that I've heard from many other bands. Additionally, none of her band's songs are truly catchy enough to compel me to listen to them more than once. Thoughts on Hey Ocean? Maybe you might like it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nhssMi2FtA
  15. The local meetup group in Boston will be having a meetup at the Microsoft Store at the Prudential Center at 1:30PM. For more details, please check out this link: http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-Boston/events/78716062/ See you guys there!