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  • Monday
    Audio Editor needed!

    Does anyone here know how to edit audio and is willing to work with me on a deadline and on a regular monthly basis?

    14 comments · 143 views
  • Sunday
    And now for your Tavi fix!

    8 comments · 473 views
  • 1w, 11h
    Signal Boost: Since I was Small

    7 comments · 431 views
  • 1w, 3d
    Random Brainblarg: I sometimes wonder...

    What do other 'ponefamous' authors and users here think of me?

    As in... I don't define who I am on the opinions of others, (although I do admit that just like anyone else, I like feeling appreciated, or recognized or simply liked) but there is a sense of self-awareness when it comes to your peers, that no matter how much of your own person you are, you sometimes have to wonder about.

    Like: "What does Shortskirts think of me?" "Or The Elusive Badgerpony? Does he even know who I am?" Or, "Does Cold in Gardez think my writing is generic and uninspired?" "Vimbert is a cool guy most of the time, but do I annoy him as much as I think I do?" Or, "Why doesn't X,R,S or Y ever acknowledge my stories?" "I bet Anonymous Pegasus has never read a single one of them..." "Dude, Bad Horse totally must think my work is a literary nightmare!" and that kind of thing. Of course I could just ask them, but I guess that's not the point of writing this here.

    I'm just wondering... do you guys feel like that sometimes? There's always someone you respect, or simply look at as competition in some sort of way, and whose opinion might matter even if you don't want to acknowledge it because it might feel like you're vying for attention. But I feel that knowing that it matters to you on some level, is actually the opposite of that... unless you write a blog post about it. Then you might be vying for attention.

    I dunno. I'll go write stories now.

    54 comments · 547 views
  • 1w, 4d
    Blueblood and Sweetie: Best (adoptive) Siblings.

    Celebrating that they're to meet again... in a chapter written in the past, published then and now looped back to IRL with additional material and such...

    “My poor little sister... puberty hit her like a ton of rocks, you see,” he explained, earning a glare from both mares. “That is: what I meant to say,” he amended himself, waving a hoof to placate the female ire, “is that she’s had to walk down a rocky road... er, she took her time as a filly for granite? Metamorphically speaking, she’s been under a lot of pressure, you know... and she hit rock bottom before she came here, so I told her schist happens and fortune favors the boulder...”

    “Blueblood,” Sweetie hissed. “Please. Stop.”

    What are your favorite quotes or moments for the duo?

    15 comments · 741 views
  • 2w, 6h
    Writer Talk: The Death of a Character

    31 comments · 504 views
  • 2w, 1d
    Because nostalgia hits you when you should be asleep.

    Oddly enough, I was trying to pass out when the need to listen to this song hit me. I guess it's time to go back and pass out, but not without sharing one of the most awesome nostalgic pieces ever created.

    16 comments · 519 views
  • 2w, 2d
    Have you heard of BP?

    20 comments · 777 views
  • 3w, 3d
    He has really amazing handwriting.

    18 comments · 395 views
  • 4w, 1d
    You know what the start of this year feels like to me?

    I guess if you know the game it'll make even more sense.

    13 comments · 257 views
  • 4w, 2d
    One year more...

    I was planning to write something deep and meaningful...

    But I couldn't think of anything... perhaps if I had one more day?

    Anyway, Happy New year, y'all! Thanks for the follows, the comments, the ranting, the sanctimonious bitching, the reading and the chance to meet you all wonderful people online and in person if you were at Bronycon.

    You're all awesome. Especially you. Yes, you. You know who you are. Or maybe not, but you could think you know you know who you are.

    In any case! Beer.

    13 comments · 494 views
  • 4w, 5d
    Who's next?!

    40 comments · 779 views
  • 5w, 5d
    Random TSC Trivia

    So you like The Sweetie Chronicles? Did you know that...

    - There's a book series blog called the exact same thing? I had never heard of it until a random google search pulled them up, and I was like: "Say whaaaa~"

    - Three downvotes for TSC are there because three authors got angry with me because I would not include their worlds in TSC?

    - Two downvotes are from people that have it in their Favorites Folder?

    - TSC was originally going to be a Ranma/MLP multiverse crossover starring Ryouga and Trixie?

    - Every world Sweetie visits actually a) teaches her something about herself, and b) has a counterpart world?

    - The longest chapter (split into smaller parts) was written within a month?

    - I don't have enough art? Seriously, how come there's pic of the mane 6, pregnant Dash & drunk Sweetie? Or Bon Bon & Lyra teaching Sweetie how to look pony? (I'm such an attention whore and a shameless, needy little author.)

    - Except for a couple of loose ends, I could, theoretically write chapter 20 right now and get 95% of what's going to be happening at that point in time with all of the previous chapters unwritten... correct?

    - I consider it a privilege to write each chapter in other author's worlds?

    - Sweetie Belle from TSC appeared in The Empty Room around April 2012 and by then she was already past the Backwards Through the Mirror (3rd May, 2014) chapters timeline-wise?

    - Ever since the Best Night Ever chapters, I can't go to a bar without wanting to order a Chocolate Martini?

    - There's a Goonies reference in TSC: BNE?

    26 comments · 848 views
  • 6w, 1d
    Boom.

    15 comments · 469 views
  • 6w, 3d
    Ever had one of those moments...

    ...where life around you seems to pause?

    When you've been so stressed about stuff in your life... not obvious things, or maybe including the obvious things. Over worked, too many things on your plate, not moving up fast enough, not finding better options fast enough, not enough money, not enough food, not enough time... come back from work, too tired to sleep; too tired to eat. When coffee is your only diet for 14 hours. When you stare morosely at a screen, when you feel a chapter should be done, a story started, an arc finished. When payments are due, when timelines are missed, when your boss's boss is spending the whole of the next day breathing down your neck, when you feel like going out for a drink, when you shouldn't have a drink, when a drink sounds like too much effort. When you wish you were chatting or hanging out with friends. When you are not chatting or hanging out with friends and the idea is at both times exciting and draining. When you wish you had a special someone. When the most important person in your life is not around enough. When you know it's sometimes for the best. When you know it could get worse. When you realize that you've got too much to lose, and yet nothing to lose, really.

    And then suddenly... you're calm. Detached. The world took a deep breath and it's holding it in.

    What will follow? A cacophony of doom? The oxymoronic sense that life is beyond your reach just as you grab on to it desperately? More misuse of commas and the regretful emptiness that semi-colons on my keyboard might be feeling right now?

    I just expect the world to sneeze and wipe everything into chaos. Maybe things will make sense then.

    14 comments · 554 views
  • 6w, 4d
    Should I post...

    ...a potentially controversial story? Not an attack on anyone specific, or anything like that, but something that might offend some of the less... understanding... readers in fimfic?

    Cast your vote in the comments.

    Edit: Okay! I guess I have my answer! Expect the story to appear soon!

    66 comments · 427 views
  • 6w, 5d
    So let your heart sweetheart...

    I think this is definitely Finding the Right Note's theme song.

    Expect a new chapter sometime soon.

    2 comments · 333 views
  • 7w, 6d
    My thoughts on...

    63 comments · 948 views
  • 8w, 8h
    State of the Writer...

    28 comments · 565 views
  • 8w, 5d
    Based on the latest chapter of The Three Sisters...

    I'm wondering, who would be the best choice to draw/paint the scene where Rarity, Chrysalis and the other Queens are seating at the table? Thoughts? Suggestions?

    18 comments · 258 views
Jan
25th
2013

I've heard a lot of things...

I have marginally followed arguments about it, and honestly, what I will say below might have been said several times, but for now, bear with me.

I know that there are a lot of people angry about the lack of representation of our female bronies. And if you feel that way, you're right.

I don't dislike the documentary. Quite the contrary; I believe it went as far as it could with covering what it was aiming to cover: That the media perception of male bronies is erroneous. Whether they achieve that or not, is up to dispute, but I really believe that they never had the intention to go any deeper than media perception about the male aspect of our fandom.

Which sucks, mostly because that's not what we believed it would be about. I think, if we are to have a Brony Documentary, it has to be done celebrating what makes us strong: that we are inclusive. That we respect and appreciate all members of our community. From troll to outstanding bronies, we, in general accept who each of us are and what we love. Now, before you point out that we ban trolls for excessive attitudes, it is true that we do so, but, there has to be a limit on how much you can annoy people. If you want to argue this point, feel free to do so in another thread/blog, or PM with me, okay?

Anyway, back to the matter at hand.

Are female bronies, (or pegasisters) not appreciated enough? Yes.

Do people think that we, the male bronies, relish on the thought that we are special because we are males who like MLP? Yes.

Are we more special than our counterparts because of it? Hell eFFING no. Nope.

So, the documentary centers on media perception. Not in our history, or who we really are. Are we manly? Or are we Bronies?

I don't see "Brony" as a male word. Sure, the implication is there, but the meaning of it as we KNOW is not simply males. That's Fox News talking. Not Brony talk.

So, here's what I propose: Let's make our own, amateur Documentary FOR Bronies, BY Bronies.

Can we do it? YES. We can.

How? Simple. How many of us are in college? How many of us have editing skills? How many of us are studying communications, sociology, any sort of media studies? We can do it. We can use university cameras, we can cover the whole world BECAUSE we come from the whole world.

We have so much raw talent.

We have united as a community before, more than once to help any of us in need. Let's prove it. We can ask celebrities to help us, but we can do without. I KNOW you all have it in you. I know, IF we want, we can form some sort of cohesive project and make it work.

Are we going to let our sisters go away unsung and unappreciated? Hell no.

Who's with me?

Wanderer D · 9,772 views · Edited 105w, 15h ago · Report
#1 · 105w, 15h ago · 18 · ·

I like this idea.

#2 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

*raises hand*

#3 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

Very nice.

#4 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

That sounds like a fantastic idea. Honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't already been done.

#5 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

You have my mental support.

#6 · 105w, 15h ago · 4 · ·

I've never even thought of "brony" being strictly for guys, nor have I ever considered myself special for being a male audience member.   I mean shit, I'm pretty sure there are more guys that girls watching the show, so really that would make them more special than us.  I haven't seen the documentary, and I kind of don't want to because I'm afraid that they presented bronies as people who have thousands upon thousand of MLP dolls and sing all the songs on trains.

#7 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

Nah, I'll pass :applejackunsure:. But good luck nonetheless.

#8 · 105w, 15h ago · 7 · 2 ·

There are girls who like ponies?!

#9 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I shall support this! (I am amateur fan-artist. :3)

#10 · 105w, 15h ago · 7 · 19 ·

I like girls.

They have boobies.

I like boobies.

#11 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I'd be up for helping how I can, though I don't have much in the way of artisitc ability. I'm somewhat good at organization *pushes his chaotic room out of sight*

#12 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I 32'nd this:pinkiehappy:

Comment posted by NorthCrusader deleted at 7:03pm on the 25th of January, 2013
#14 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

Yes.

#15 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I'm waiting for the dvd version to come out so I can watch the special features. But as to your point I think the makers realized that Pegasisters were neglected as part of the fandom but by that time it was too late to add them to the documentary.

#16 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I am with you on this

#18 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

Edit: Ah, now I see, that’s much better. I don’t have the skills to help so I’m out.

#19 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I can write, I can voice act...I'm in!

Wanderer D
Moderator
#20 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·
#21 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY!

sorry, got carried away there

Wanderer D
Moderator
#22 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

>>750844 Dude, thanks, that was completely opposite to what I was trying to say. I'm sorry I insulted you, but thanks again for catching it.

#23 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I should empathize, I would like to help in anyway I can, to whatever extent. considerding that my teaching puts a lot of effort on me, I'll try to do what I cna

#24 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

Thank you so much for this post. That's all my feels in written word. :pinkiesmile:

And I would definitely be onboard for assisting this to get off the ground. If I'm completely honest, I've felt a bit resentful about 'not existing' in some places despite having just as much stake in and love for the series. Not resentful in a 'rawr I hate guys' kind of way, because that's stupid. Just :fluttershysad:.

>>750822

Hon, you're not helping.

#25 · 105w, 15h ago · 3 · ·

are not Paleosteno and Saberspark working on a brony documentary?  saber made "ballad of the brony" and paleo did something similar.

#26 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I have some editing and animating skills. I'm all for this idea. Let me know if I can help!

#27 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

You have my support.:rainbowdetermined2:

#28 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

This idea doesn't sound too bad. Very well, You have my editing.

#29 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

In short, IMO, the whole documentary was a circlejerk idealization of bronies.  I hate how they focused on fox news, there were plenty of other news outlets that ridiculed bronies.  I also didn't like how they painted conservatives as the enemy.  I am a conservative/libertarian and also a brony.  They completely skipped over and ignored the gritty, dirty origins and parts of the brony fandom (e.g. 4chan).  They painted the bronies like a bunch of "loving and tolerating" hippies.   "Ohhh~ just look at those poor little bronies they are misunderstood special snowflakes".

Don't get me wrong, I liked the documentary overall but that does not change my above opinion.

Edit: good luck with your documentary endeavor.

#30 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

I'll help, as a female brony who dislikes the word Pegasister for those same reasons. I can do some art, write, probably voice act (never tried, but I can keep up a discussion with myself for hours, so why not?) , and don't have an Alicorn OC. I'm totally in.

So, what do you want me to do? Publicize, plan, draw? I'm off school for a week, so I've got pretty much almost nothing to do.

#31 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

Saberspark (creator of ballad of the brony) is already making a documentary that is going to do that and more. I saw the "official" documentary as a simple introduction. The brony cronicles (the name of the fan one) is suppose to look at the fandom more closely and more critically.

#32 · 105w, 15h ago · 7 · 3 ·

I don't see how female bronies don't receive the respect they deserve. I don't know about anyone else, but I can (in my own opinion) that the talent majority of females compared to males, only in ratio, is higher in the female range. There are more talented male bronies because there are more of them.

Point is. Women are better than men, and I don't care if anyone wants to try and argue this, I'll take it to my grave.

#34 · 105w, 15h ago · 1 · ·

I'm in.

One thing though... we should form a group for this and actually have some organization and formally, we should start AFTER season 3 because right now we don't know if Twilight is going to become Princess or not and how that might affect the community

a good example of a brony documentary is The Ballad of The Brony by Saberspark... its a one man work, but the editing is excellent and covers from Seasons 1-2.

Comment posted by RedScarWolf deleted at 7:10pm on the 25th of January, 2013
#36 · 105w, 15h ago · · ·

>>750872

I agree with you in full. I would put something else intelligent here, but you already did.

Wanderer D
Moderator
#37 · 105w, 14h ago · 4 · ·

>>750875 Then we throw in our support. But there doesn't need to be only one, right?

#38 · 105w, 14h ago · · ·

I kinda think a more critical and objective doc would piss people off a lot more. There are a lot of things in this fandom that are better left uninvestigated.

#39 · 105w, 14h ago · 1 · 2 ·

But, but, D! There are no women on the internet! Only really effeminate men!

#40 · 105w, 14h ago · · ·

I may not have editing skills, but damn it, I have a web camera and things to say! Count me in!

And yeah, I never thought of "Brony" as a masculine term, despite the "bro" part. I just never thought about it that way.

#41 · 105w, 14h ago · 1 · ·

So a documentary focused on the fandom, male and female, and how we act among ourselves? I could get behind this. I don't know what I'd be able to add to it, but I like the idea.

#42 · 105w, 14h ago · · ·

I'd be more than happy to help out in any way that I can!

Pax
#43 · 105w, 14h ago · · ·

You have my calculator.

#44 · 105w, 14h ago · · ·

The only help I can get you is bringing coffee.

#45 · 105w, 14h ago · · ·

oh, and I was under the impression that the term "brony" came about because the pony fad originated on the /b/ board, and b + pony = brony. I don't know for sure if this is true; either way I never considered it particularly exclusively masculine.

#46 · 105w, 14h ago · 1 · ·

Yes, I'm with you.

~Syn3rgy

#47 · 105w, 14h ago · 1 · ·

>>750806

you're terrible :rainbowlaugh:

I'm in!! :pinkiehappy: not that i have any talent with visual arts of any kind :ajbemused:

#49 · 105w, 14h ago · 2 · ·

I VOLUNTEER!

(Yes, I do like this idea, not as a snub or anything but I just love this idea in general and would like to participate if I can.)

Alexstrazsa
Moderator
#50 · 105w, 14h ago · 4 · ·

Let's make our own, amateur Documentary FOR Bronies, BY Bronies.

You're proposing a dangerous thing, D.

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