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Liking for MLP by endler Liking for MLP by endler
I think I just described every quality that makes people who don't like My Little Pony: FIM hate a lot of Bronies and Pegasisters, or just average fans as well.
Please note when I mean 'want to be part of the herd'...well, it's the same as my other note 'just want to be like everyone else'. As in those people who don't really like the show, but just want to be part of the fandom for the hell of it, so they can go around screaming 'IMMA BRONY'.

Now...when I first discovered the new Generation, it was through DA and the fanart I kept seeing on the front page.
Unlike most who couldn't understand why people liked the show for such reasons as 'It's for two-year olds, nyeeeeh' the reason I couldn't understand was because I really, really didn't like any of the previous gens when I was little, save for the toys. Even back then they always seemed too bland and fluffed up.
Then I discovered who exactly was involved, discovered that it was the same person who dabbled in Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and decided to try it out.
I had no idea that 4Chan had taken it and put it into memes and reaction pictures that brought it to a larger fame when I tried it out. It was just another cartoon to watch, and being someone who has a fondness for cartoons, it peaked my interest, with it's difference to other gens, it's different sense of humour, it's interesting (though cliched) characters, and it's somewhat adventurous and interesting stories. There were still its extremely, extremely girly moments, but they still seemed a bit downplayed and alright.

After that I discovered the Bronies, the 'welcome to the herd', those particular Bronies who can't stand opinions other than their own and try to shove ponies down other's throats by pestering them to like the show.

Yes, I do prefer to myself as a Brony now, and I do enjoy a lot of the fanart and fanfiction, as I do for other things I enjoy. I also do enjoy the fandom now a lot more...but all in all, I just like the show for what it is. I don't care if someone hates it, I don't care if there are older men who actually like it for what it is; all the more power to them, if they truly enjoy it.
If it came to it, screw the fandom, screw the desperate want to spread MLP to other people, just give me the show to watch and I'll be content.

So, yeah. This is a stamp for those fans who weren't sucked in for memes or trolling or the rather fake appearance of 'love and tolerance'...they just watched the cartoon and liked it.

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:iconnikkirandomix:
NikkiRandomix Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ya I just like the show but I also like drawing them!
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gaiatheleafeon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Point made and valid, just don't start getting into Brony stuffs, I did and I regretted it.

Unless you are 'Unclean' too, best not o there....

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ELBINARYSONG Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-_- My cousin was forced by one brony to watch the first episode...

And because of the weirdo bronies who write les/gay or other weird stuff, he hates the show.

Me? I actually spread the love for the show by just going to my little sister's friends and introducing it to them, and now they are into it like me. I even got a friend to like it.

And I didn't shove it down someone's throat, I just let it come naturally
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Kirbster626 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats how its done 
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Blackestfang Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friends and I decided to check out the show after an anime convention and I had put it off for two months! I had recorded some episodes then one day while I was super bored I said, "Screw it. Lets see what the hell is so great about a kiddie show." I sat down and watched. the first episode I saw I didn't really care but you can't learn about a show from one episode so I said "one more." and that turned into another. then another. and then I had watched all but the newest episodes yet to air.
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PinkieShyFIM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend asked me to watch the show, I had put it off for a week until I finally decided I would watch it, and I love it. I never even knew about bronies before I watched it.
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DSlayerMinster Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Overreaction sums it up well.
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Krazoa157 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amen fellow pegasister
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Rock-N-Draw23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't even go on websites where MLP FIM had taken over until after I watched the show. I do love seeing other's pony art since it's adorbs but it's not the reason I'm a fan. So I agree with this stamp ^^
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Spotwolfe Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES. YES. YES. YEEEES. Couldn't agree more, although i do like some good art from a person. :3
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amyosaurus-rex Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this stamp <3
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. <3
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
If I didn't bother to check who the voice actors were and learn they were ones I like, I would have hated the show without having watched it.

I agree with this 100%. I don't care for memes, spreading love or being integral part of a "herd" that's more like an organized religion rather than a real fandom. I just like the show because I found it to be good, and that's all.
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endler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Mm. As someone else who commented on this said, most of the memes and the like are just an added bonus to enjoy if you feel like it.
I still like being in some of the fandom, humouring those who welcome me to the herd when I eventually came to like this.
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I dunno. I can avoid them easily, so I seldom think of them, but I find them unnerving.

It was worse when the fandom first erupted. Everyone seemed to act like some sort of forbidden religious cult out to brainwash and enslave everyone on the planet. I lost two friends to that mentality. One of them is still on dA and the only thing he even tolerates talking about is ponies.

So, yeah, I'm wary of almost anything the fandom does. But the show is still wonderful.
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Big-K-2011 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So true on many parts.

Personally, I kind of find the fandumb of MLP to be amusing rather than annoying. I mean, the whole fact that it is a bunch of dudes who (really) like ponies is just an explosion of irony. Also, the memes are funny when they are done right.

But yeah, the reason why people like MLP is because of how fun the show is.
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endler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? I feel like the only person who wasn't surprised that so many guys truly liked it. At least, not for too long.
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Lucky me for seeing the show first for the most part rather than the fandumb. =P

If I had seen the fandumb's pitholes, I might've become a hater.
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eyuh.
Though try to remember that not all of the fans are exactly like that. c;
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Yeah. u_u

Lol, I know actually and will probably remember that. c:
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
o v o

Alright, good to know. - w -~
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Okie dokie then. c:

What did you think of the newest MLP episode? /randomtopic
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:>

I sadly have yet to watch it. </3
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
D:

If you have time, search on Youtube and watch it now! =P

That is, if you want to...
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I should. c:
I kept trying to do so all day but nothing ever came up. ; A ;
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Judas-of-the-Purge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I actually got hit with all the bad parts of the fandom before I got into MLP. XD I feel horrible saying it but I read Cupcakes before I got really into it and it's /one/ of the reasons I got into it.
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endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it isn't really bad if someone saw the fanart or fanfiction beforehand and that's what got them into it...with the mix of learning about Ms. Lauren nd the added mix of some rather awesome-looking fanart I tried it out.
Hell, I absolutely love Cupcakes. It may have been pure gorn, but it was decently written, and had pretty good dialogue. c:
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The-fleeopian-queen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right :meow:

I discovered it through DA too,however this began to occur when all of my friends(well,not all,but the majority) began to draw ponies and say how awesome the new generation was.At first I ignored it,but when one of my biggest friends also said she enjoyed the show I decided to take a look,and I really liked it.

As for the memes,well,they're just a bonus.You know,I find memes fun.^-^
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endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The memes are fun at times.

I myself do enjoy the brohoof. :iconbrohoofplz:
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The-fleeopian-queen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find myself having a ball at Know Your Meme!It even gets me lots of lughs if I find a really funny meme!:dummy:

Yeah,same here.^-^

Or...:iconbrohonk1plz::iconbrohonk2plz:
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. ^ ^

Oh ha, that one's adorable. > w <
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The-fleeopian-queen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:meow:

Now we have all of the mane six!

:iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
:icongirlybrohoof1plz::icongirlybrohoof2plz:
:iconbrohonk1plz::iconbrohonk2plz:
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfluttershyyayplz:
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The-fleeopian-queen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlunayay1plz::iconlunayay2plz::iconlunayay3plz:
:iconlunayay4plz::iconlunayay5plz::iconlunayay6plz:
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Zero-Janitor Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would tend to agree with this stamp.
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad.
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RainbowIcePop Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like a lot of the fads, but not the really... screwy ones. >_<

I used to be a proud brony... but then I discovered their bad side.
(I'm not saying all are like this. Many bronies are very sane!)
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endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I sort of like the fad of...just MLP. Not the entire memes and 'you must join the herd or I'll set out a lynching group'. e ^ e

Exactly. c: I have many a friends in real life who are male, teens, and fans of MLP, but they're pretty sane for what they are.
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ErureidoEXE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm with you on your opinion on the show. I've always loved cartoons, and MLP: FiM was another cartoon for me to watch and enjoy. :D
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endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbrohugplz: Precisely! c:
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MorbidLittleThang Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
This stamp was badly needed. c=

I love the show, but a lot of the bronies give fans of the show a bad reputation, for various reasons. D;

I like the show because I was a fan of MLP when I was little, and because the show is cute, well made, and very entertaining. c=
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endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep...what's sad is most of them are trolls, and a lot of the people who dislike the show and/or its fans believe that these trolls are true fans. :c
Though it is quite depressing when those giving it a bad rap aren't trolls.

Exactly.~ Thank you for the comment~ c:
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AppleDanish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well said. :icontwilightclapplz:
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :bow:
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AppleDanish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome c:
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canineEnthusiast Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you fellow pegasister! :iconsuperw00tplz: you should submit this to :iconsane-mlp-fans:
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endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yes, I've seen that before.
I would, but I'm not part of that group. ;;
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canineEnthusiast Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you can join, they are always taking new members
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endler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just might then, sometime. b:
When I can clean out the list of groups I'm already in. ;; I'm afraid I'm in way too much now for my tastes.
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canineEnthusiast Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
understandable
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