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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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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.
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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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