About that Documentary · 6:40pm
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?