Compare and contrast

A Farker named Hills-Sachs_Legion puts all this pony stuff into the proper perspective:

A show that is based around being good to your fellows and getting through difficult times together has a fandom that tries to live up to the ideal of friendship.

Meanwhile, a show about cynical, violent gross-out humor with no consequences has a fandom that gets stabby over a condiment.

What can we learn from this?

2 Responses to Compare and contrast

  1. fillyjonk says:

    Truth. I can’t quite see R and M fans running Kickstarters to help pay for someone in the fandom’s cancer treatment.

    I could be wrong about that. I hope I’m wrong about that.

    And yeah, the Pony fandom (I stopped calling myself a “brony” at some point because of it) has its squicky corners, but I think a Pony promotion at Mickey D’s would more likely get people going “Hey, I got two Rarities if anyone needs one, and I’d love to trade for a Rainbow Dash” or letting people know which outlets had a surplus of ponies, instead of throwing full-on tantrums in the store.

  2. DS says:

    Over the years, I’ve heard a few unfortunate stories from the convention scene, though they were conspicuous mostly by their, um, rarity: most of the fandom still adheres to the litany recited by the Mane Six in the titles.

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