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Some Random Brony Online


I originally made this account just to post a comment. Now I rant about ponies and write the occasional fanfic. Emphasis on "occasional."

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  • 279 weeks
    Update on Stuff

    First of all, I apologize to anyone that has been disappointed by the fact that I have not uploaded a second chapter to Appledash: How it Would Happen. It feels kind of pompous to type this as if I'm addressing a large audience. I know I'm not really a popular writer on this site, but I am partially writing this for myself, and also, there are probably some people who would have liked to see a

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  • 290 weeks
    Update On AppleDash: How It Would Happen

    Hello everyone! I am going to be talking about my plans for AppleDash: How It Would Happen, but first, I would just like to say thank you to all of you kind people who read my story and liked it, favorited it, commented on it, added it to a bookshelf, followed me, whatever. Thank you all. I honestly didn't expect this kind of reception. My story has, as of this moment, 241 views and 15 likes.

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  • 292 weeks
    The Orb Is Mai Waifu

    Note: If you haven't seen Ultra Fast Pony up to episode 52, this might not make sense. (but it might still be funny)

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  • 294 weeks
    About Appledash: How It Would Happen

    In this post, I'm going to be talking a bit about my thought process during writing this, and why I wrote it the way I did. I'm also going to be talking about where I'm going with the story, because some people (at least two people!:pinkiegasp: I'm so popular :pinkiehappy:) seem to be interested in that. So, if you want to just skip to that, it's one of the last paragraphs.

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  • 298 weeks
    Should There Be Gay Characters in MLP?

    In order to teach the ones that need to be taught, you must first be sure that they can hear what you're saying.

    Homosexuality seems to be a pretty big topic nowadays. To answer the question I stated in the title, I do not think there should be any characters in MLP that are confirmed to be gay,

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15th
2015

Should There Be Gay Characters in MLP? · 3:24am Nov 15th, 2015

In order to teach the ones that need to be taught, you must first be sure that they can hear what you're saying.

Homosexuality seems to be a pretty big topic nowadays. To answer the question I stated in the title, I do not think there should be any characters in MLP that are confirmed to be gay,

I have no problem with homosexuality or same-sex relationships. I myself am actually pansexual (in case you don't know, it's basically bisexual, but more inclusive), so it would be pretty hypocritical of me if I were homophobic (I also follow the Appledash group, as all as about four different Sunlight groups). However, just because I personally wouldn't mind if there was a gay character in MLP doesn't mean everyone else would be fine with it. If the show took a position about homosexuality, it would lose viewers no matter which side it took. If they said being gay is fine, the people who are homophobic are probably going to stop watching the show, and vise versa. And what does a parent do when they believe that a TV show is teaching their children something they believe to be bad? They don't let them watch it. If MLP started teaching kids that being gay is okay, the kids with homophobic parents aren't going to be allowed to watch it. And aren't those kids the ones who really need to be taught that lesson the most? A kid whose parents teach them it's okay to be gay doesn't need a TV show to teach them that as much as a kid whose parents teach them it's not okay to be gay does. So, the show goes with a general lesson: accept others no matter what, even if they're different. That applies to accepting gay people as well, without saying it outright. Isn't it better to teach everyone to accept others no matter what instead of teaching people who already are fine with homosexuality that homosexuality is fine? The ones who really need the messege that being gay is okay are the ones who aren't going to see it. So be vauge (is that the correct spelling? vay-g. vauge. idk) about it. Teach them acceptance without being too obvious. Throw in some characters that might be gay, throw in some clues but don't confirm it, so that the homophobes can deny it if they want (*cough* Lyra and Bon-Bon *cough*). And while I do agree that "normalizing" homosexuality by having it show up on TV shows a lot would be great, there should also be some shows that do that subtly. IDK, I'm rambling. It's late, and I'm tired.
Basically what I'm saying is this: the show should teach kids that being gay is okay, but subtly enough so that kids with homophobic parents end up watching it too, and learning. In order to teach the ones that need to be taught, you must first be sure that they can hear what you're saying.

Until next time,
Some Random Brony Online

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