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To be a Brony...

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 7, 2013, 4:11 PM


..is to love and tolerate. To embrace one another in their styles, ideas, characters, stories, and creativity with open arms and tolerant feelings. As humans of course we disagree with things that we hate or do not understand. The shippers, the humanizers, the cloppers, the combat Bronies, and all the rest of them. When you take up the name "Brony", you are a part of a fandom. Just enjoying a funny show and being a casual fan. Others however take the show at heart and of course take Bronyism as a culture, a part of the heart. Sadly though, our fandom is more human than I thought.

I have been a Brony for a little less than a year now, my 1st Brony anniversary is the 20th of January this year. And although many have even had the loyalty of a 2 year fandom streak, I have sadly seen more chaos and disharmony here than I thought. As a humanizer, I am hated and back lashed a lot more than you think, with racial taunts and very stupid annoying comments bombarding me with whiny children of speakers who have nothing better to do. I am friends with a shipping artist, a couple in fact. One of my top friends is a funny guy named Yura, he is a major TwiDash fan and is a very talented artist and loves to do what he does best. However, the Brony community has far from realized exactly what it means to love and tolerate. Me, Yura, and many other artists and writers out there are constantly bashed and humiliated by the very fandom that they call "friends" to them, and some have even left the community because of this hatred.

Yura has been a super friend to me, always helping me up when I am down and he was my key inspiration to do whatever I want in the community and just turn my other cheek to those idiots who keep on isolating troopers like us who do what we do and embrace our imaginations. However, sometimes hatred can be strong, because now I have heard that he is leaving the site because deviants on this site don't know how to leave others alone. If you hate something, good just hate all you want, but don't bash the person for liking something he likes, especially when it is something not harmful like art, Art is meant to express, let them express. Shut up and go do whatever you want, just don't spread hate or all it will do is come back to you.

For any of you who have followed me even up to now, you all know that my signature is: "Spread what you love, don't bash what you hate." I live by these words, and sadly people do not only ignore this quote, but go by certain means to avoid this idea. And to that, I am going to NOT hate on the haters, but tolerate them because that is a gift I am going to embrace and am lucky to have other than them.

Love and tolerance? The fandom thought they created a pledge, when they only created a huge lie.

-SP

  • Mood: Disbelief
  • Listening to: Father and Son
  • Reading: Casualties of War
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Tetris
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
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:iconwomboman666:
Womboman666 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well said SP. I applaud your bravery
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Wombo ^^
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Womboman666 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome
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ArtFlicker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Though I'm rather afraid of being judged, whenever I am, I don't give up.
No...To me it is what drives me to do better, actually.

...and this sounds cheesy...
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheese is good, it shows you have flavor :3
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ArtFlicker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...

That is the single most awesomest reply I have gotten here on deviantArt.
:iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, an awesome guy deserves an awesome reply :D
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Orhblin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is a journal i have seen way too many alike but sadly. it is not true.
the brony community one of the friendliest and tolerable communities on the entire wep. if you disagree then then it's probably because you have never spent time in any of the bad ones.
bronies have strong opinions that's true. and we have some real bitches, but ask yourself. have you ever been devoted to a fandom as strongly as this? There are monsters out there, real monsters.
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I respectfully disagree with this. I have been part of many fandoms in my life: Pokemon, Legend of Korra, Adventure Time, Invader Zim, Family Guy, Neopets and many many more. And after all my years of experience, I notice a lot of hatred among this community. Of course every fandom has its flaws, but this one tends to rage on others creativity making the show seem like a new religion. I have been devoted to this fandom pretty strongly, I am proud to say I am a very tolerant Brony, it's just sad that many others do not tend to live up to that phrase.
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Orhblin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
but does any of those fandoms have to numbers that we have? has anyone been so devoted? the brony community has has inspired much more art much faster than many of the shows you mention, which makes for more things to hate on. and i nall honesty it's not the bad things i think about. the brony community sometimes has an enormous supportive spirit. the shy people that usually are the targets are often the ones giving unbelievable support to other bronies. it's a sad truth that people tend to overlook all the small good comments. if there are 2 nice comments on a deviation and one hate, you'd focus your attention on the hater unfortunately.

and don't worry i'm not trying to argue or convince you of MY FINAL AND PERFECT TRUTH, it's opinions rolling around. my motto goes:

the truth is individual Orhblin
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2011anvil Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sigh*
Agreed...
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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2011anvil Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Any Time!
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fivedollarponies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I hate to say it, but I generally prefer not to identify as a brony (even though I LOVE the show!)- just because I don't want to be associated with the racist, sexist, homophobes that have unfortunately become associated with the name.

On a happier note, that journal skin sure is cool. c:
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I understand you completely. Just like my sister, she calls herself a casual mlp fan instead.Thanks ^^
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fivedollarponies Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Aw, good. c:
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ElliFlame Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't think I've ever heard of a combat brony o_o
And this is all so true.
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Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true. Sad to hear that there is more fan dumb in this community than I thought. Honestly, considering the huge amount of creativity and talent in this fandom, I expect much better behavior from fellow bronies (I use that term loosely for people like that, of course). :icondisapprovingplz:

I really hope your friend doesn't leave this site because of idiots like that who have the nerve to call themselves bronies when they engage in what is basically bullying. No one should have to be forced to leave a site because of harassment.
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for getting me, bro. It does suck indeed.No one should be forced to leave indeed.
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mlp1fim Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
How profound
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meaning?
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How true.
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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SiftStone Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As a Combat Brony, It comes upon me to be highly aggressive to those who dare to ignore the rules of Love and Tolerate. I do my best to follow the two virtues, but sometimes, I must take action. I dislike shipping, I dislike clopping, but I do not lower myself to the point of constantly bashing on them and theirs. Hell, if a piece of Clop Art wants my true, artistic opinion? I will re-iterate that I find Clop disturbing, but I will give my honest-to-God opinion on the Artwork.

Ya' gotta think, SP- Who REALLY deserves the title of "Brony?" A True Brony- Be it a Combat Brony like myself, or just a local Fan- Needs to Love, Tolerate, and be a good person. If they can't stand something so much that they have to Troll, Bash, Hate and Flame a person or whole group of people, These fuckers ain't Bronies- They're hacks. Weak, squeaking insects that only bear the courage to speak because they face no third-party consequences, because they stand behind a Computer Screen. Hell, my best friend has a quote of mine as his signature: "Place a Keyboard in front of a Pussy and he gains the strength of Warriors."

If someone picks on anybody you know, SP, You tell me. I'll gladly speak up for you.

Because Friendship is fucking MAGIC.
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Midnight-Page Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I totally agree with you :)
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :nod:
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Midnight-Page Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
you are most welcome :)
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YTPDude Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"We are all the same because we are all different." - Me
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite the paradox, my friend ^^
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Pastel--Puppy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was beautiful. I feel like there are few bronies who love and tolerate. My friend Isaac. He is a brony. He loves and tolerates. But my friend Kiara. She does not. She actually mocks Isaac for wearing a 'brony' hat. She loves MLP and claims she is truly in the fandom. But she is not in the small, small group that still loves and still tolerates. Brony is not 'a male that likes MLP'. Brony is the word that shows you are in the fandom. But if someone doesn't want to be referred to as a brony or pegasister, that is fine. They are no less of a fan then the rest of us.
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactomundo, bro.
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Pastel--Puppy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If someone likes MLP, I do believe that they count as being in the fandom. The cloppers, the grimdark-obsessed, the humanizers, and all others.<3 (I'm a grimdark-obsessed. ouo)
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeup
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The-Poko Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I've been around the web since I could read and its always been the same thing you give a person a mask and they will vandalize the walls. I just cant comprehend why someone would go out of their way to something they "hate" and slander the people who do enjoy it. Unfortunately, my father once said, "For every good person in the world they're will be two bad to outnumber him, but that doesn't mean that good has lost, it just means the good will just have to try harder and be a better person to outshine them." While that quote may or may not be applicable to this situation the core of it remains, The only time that they win is when you quit, when you say "I give" and hang your head in doubt, they win. I know who you're talking about and I accept his decision as it is his to make and as long as he continues to draw, in my opinion hasn't given up until the pen drops.
Now I'm rambling, so I'll just leave with this: Find comfort in those who are loyal and close and never give up.
- Poko
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Mazrem Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Huh. Personally, I feel it's the other way around. For every bad egg, there's half a dozen good. The only reason you focus on the bad one is because it smells so rotten and drags your attention away from the other ones that don't do anything to stand out.
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The-Poko Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That's the problem good intention only gets you so far in life, you can have all the good intention in the world but unless you take initiative and do something about it you're not doing things to the best of your ability.
heck, you don't even have to "stand out" you just have to stand up for whats right.
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That. That right there is beautiful, my friend. The quote and how nobody truly quits until the pen drops, pure poetry and I agree with you all the way, amigo.
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Blazingdave25 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I agree with you 100% from the bottom of my brony heart
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brony on, buddy :D
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OhStyx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Pure poetry. That was beautiful. And 100% correct. I support you all the way, SP, and I wish all of the haters were nonexistant. Nobody, you above all, deserve this. Speaking for all of the followers along with being one myself, I wish there was more I could do. But, alas, all I can do is offer my full support and live under the wonderful words of SP: "Spread what you love, don't bash what you hate." There will always be haters, but I will never be one of the fabulous, inspiring, and glorious StoryPony. We all love you and, please, no matter what happens, stay true and don't stop what you love. ^.^ /)(\ ^.^
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish that haters would just bug off as well, buddy. And all I ever ask for are loyal awesome buds like you who stick around and stay epic :glomp: I'm never gonna stop doing what I love, and I love you dude ^^
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OhStyx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
<3 Always loyal :D *hugs*
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ElkKiller Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Couldn't have said better my friend :nod:

By the way: the fanfic your reading, casualties of war, is an EICP story!!!
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^

ISN'T IT FANTASTIC???
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ElkKiller Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I KNOW!!!!! :dummy: I love it :la:
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's your favorite chapter?
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ElkKiller Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Probubly chapter 8 :D so far
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That one is spectacular, all of them are spectacular :la:
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ElkKiller Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
They sure are!!! That story fabalouis!!!! :dummy:
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