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February 6, 2013


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I just do NOT get it.

I've read or heard from so many people that are afraid to admit they enjoy My Little Pony, in any form. I just read in a forum for issue 3, "Man I wish I had the guts to buy one of these comics in person."

WHAT is stopping you? Because somebody might point and laugh? Laugh back! Everybody is entitled to like whatever they wish. Some like football, some like movie collecting, some like gardening... whatever.

For years, I worked at a bookstore. We sold Adult magazines, like every other store. People would come up, buy it, move on. 5 seconds later none of us could identify that person if we had too... it didn't matter, it meant nothing. However, the people who came up to the counter with said magazine hidden under items they really didn't want so people wouldn't see what they were buying, or whispering about it... These were the people that stood out as strange... the ones that MADE a big deal of it themselves.

I'm NOT comparing MLP to these magazines, by the way. I'm showing that these people were confident enough to buy an offered product unashamedly and with no recourse.

When YOU make a big deal of something, it becomes a big deal. Why make yourself nervous, or ashamed about ANYTHING that is safe clean and meant to be happy and fun? The whole message of MLP is tolerance and friendship and happiness. If other people think it's silly... SO WHAT? I personally think football is one the most asinine and idiotic things on the earth... but I do not begrudge people that enjoy it, more power to them. Other adults are buying/watching. So what makes them BETTER than you that you cannot do the same?

I'm a Comics fan. Also a Trekkie (if WE can get over our stigma, so can the Bronies!), a Fringe fanatic, artist, toy buyer... And a Brony. And I'll gladly tell that to anyone. LIKE WHAT YOU LIKE, and be happy about it... you'll enjoy it a lot more.
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

When I go to Expertcomics, I ask the guy if they have any of the MLP FIM comics which I show him a magazine of a picture of a cover on one of the issues. He was like, "Oh My Little Pony? The next one will be coming on this date. The rest are sold out."

Now he recognizes me and likes me for buying the comics, he's not a Brony, but he likes me for going to the store for buying the comics and me talking to him. He respects what I like and doesn't have a problem with it. He asks me questions if I watch the show and stuff. Such a nice guy. I'm proud to buy the comics and go to my local store without being scared and nervous.

One time I went to buy the next comic, some guy/customer was talking to his girlfriend saying stuff behind my back like 'OH he's buying a My Little Pony comic.' I guarantee, he's probably thinking I'm gay, but I ignore and not give a damn. A show or a comic can't make you gay.

It seems someone is buying the comics in my local store. Is it a Brony or a Pegasister?  I thought I was the only one buying the comics, until someone is but I wonder who!

J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

You make a good point on this! Everyone has the right to like whatever they like that makes them happy. Stupid stereotypes, just because I listen to Cannibal Corpse, does that make me pray to Satan? NO! Just because I watch MLP FIM, does that make me gay? NO! Just because I play Killzone 2 does that make me a soldier or a killer? NO! Music can't make you pray to something bad, a show can't make you gay. A first person shooter can't make you a soldier or a killer!

Wow the word 'gay' 'autistic' 'retarded' 'pedophile' is used for insults. DON'T YOU KNOW THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD?!  

I'm proud to be who I am, on what makes me happy on my favorite hobby. Cannibal Corpse, MLP FIM, Killzone, Bionicle.

Like me I hate Hero Factory, do I attend to search it up and get mad for people liking it? NO! I hate it because it replaced Bionicle. But I understand its for the new generation for newer fans! My nephew loves the comics and show and toys. But I respect him, the fans and the show/comic.

Remember if you don't like something, don't search it up! Never judge a title or book by its cover. If something you hate gets into your way, don't look at it or click on it, MOVE ALONG! Happens to me with Hero Factory getting into my search bar when I search Bionicle, but I ignore it!

Bullying and Cyber bullying is for cowards!

Inspiring video:… Ignore the people who talk behind your back! Only cowards talk behind peoples' back!

Skyrim you're playing? Cool... :iconapplejackblushplz:

Sooner or later I'm going to do a rant on stuff: People who make computer viruses, YouTube community, antifandoms etc... and etc...

mekoxtwisparkle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness Andy Price. I love you, man. This journal entry of yours is exactly what I needed right now. I've started to wear pony shirts and the like and get merchandise. Just kinda weird, to have a buff college guy wearing pony shirts, but you know I love these ponies.
ExMedal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student

thank you
LM888 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Hey man, thanks for that. A lot of my friends seem to have it out for people being Bronies. I'm not ashamed of being one, I buy the comic regularly and they all know I like the show. They just don't seem to realise I consider myself a brony because of it. And they always make a case about how the fandom is stupid or vile or something and I don't like it and I feel a bit sick. I know none of them are specifically pointing the finger at me, but it does hurt a bit. I don't tell them that though because, well, sometime I wonder if they'd really care.

But hearing from you "It's only a big deal if you make it" is good. It's totally right, it's only a huge deal if I make it one and while I can't say I was ever ashamed, I was at times making a big deal out of people dissing on bronies and the like at times. So, I'm working on correcting that. It was just good to hear a bit of affirmation from the artist of the comic to keep doing just that. I won't let my love for a show ruin me, cause that's not what the show is about. I'll love what I love, continue buying the comic and watching the show and I won't care who knows it. I won't make it a big deal everytime someone comes out gets grumpy about it. I shouldn't feel bad for liking something, ever. Thanks again man. Can't wait for issue 4!
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I'm a furry.

And I talk about it openly! And then I use the fear and discomfort it induces in my targets to manipulate their minds into doing my will!

Never have shame when you can have megalomania instead! >:}

(Charles has many sinister plans...)
Fl4kez Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I don't see whats wrong with it. I've been going to the comic store to buy the comics like I go to any store to buy stuff I like or need, there is nothing to be ashamed of. People will just.. find ways to criticize others for the things they do because they thing it's silly or weird in any way.

I will keep buying those comics because I enjoy them, I won't allow anybody to depress and let me down. :-)
dsagent Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I think it is the younger people who are a bit shy. Most 20+ bronies openly display their merchandise and buy things in public.
dempsey23 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
What have you done? Now I'm gonna march into my nearest comic store and start a pull for MLP! The shame oh the shame! :-)
julianwilbury Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
If it makes you feel better, today I headed to the one comic book in my tiny college town and they said they were completely sold out of all MLP comics. (I also hoped maybe a #2 was lurking around because I didn't get to get it yet.) So there's apparently a lot of people here in Missouri who aren't afraid to go to the shop and pick up the comics. 8D
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