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"My Little Bronies"

Discussion in 'Entertainment Discussion' started by IContainMultitudes, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. IContainMultitudes

    IContainMultitudes Moderator Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Anyone here watch the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ? It seems to have a rather enthusiastic following. I watched a few minutes of it once just to see what all the fuss is about, and...I didn't get it. :mask: (I'm a little too busy watching anime on Netflix Instant anyway.)

    My Little Pony Corrals Unlikely Fanboys Known as ?Bronies? | Underwire | Wired.com

    I came across this on the animation blog Cartoon Brew, and I have to admit that it made me cringe a little bit, especially when I noticed that it had gotten over a hundred comments (for what it's worth, the guy who wrote this blog entry denies in the comments that he was trying to make fun of aspies):

    My Little Bronies | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation

    I am a little annoyed that the Cartoon Brew blog writer left off this part of the above quote (including it might have made this blog entry come across as a little less "Developmentally delayed adults enjoy childrens' cartoons made for girls! Haw haw!" whether that was the intention or not):

    All kidding aside, anyone here think that this show actually could be an effective tool for teaching people on the spectrum about theory of mind, friendships and social interactions?

    I came across a quote in the comments (brace yourself if you decide to scroll through them) for the Wired article that I liked:

    ?When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been
    ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them
    openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the
    fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.? -C.S. Lewis
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    IContainMultitudes Moderator Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Just as a little aside, this would make more sense to me as an obsession for aspie-ish 20-30 something males (maybe that's just because I haven't let the magic of pony power into my heart yet):

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    Don't underestimate the Ponies.

    [​IMG]

    :no:
    ;)
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    The Know Your Meme research team investigates the phenomena [sic] of Bronies!

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    I like this show
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