Meet 'bronies' -- grown men who are fans of My Little Pony

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there's always a fedora guy, isn't there?

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

alright. we're in agreement that's a girl then

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

this bronie dude will hit it:

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like guys who really play the absurd and goofy hat card bcz they frequently contrast it by wearing the world's blandest of casual wear.

Male Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Nutsack (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

fedora guy is so wrong, in so many countless ways ...

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

how many of the guys pictured in this thread qualify as "grown men" tbh?

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

the amazing thing about fedora dude is that he manages to pull focus from the dude in the center wearing a Nightmare Before Christmas raver hat

I mean, just ponder that

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am considering becoming a brony

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh i don't believe this is real.

jed_, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

after the whole d3@thdr0ne revelation I wouldn't count all of these guys as sexless

What was the "revelation"?

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't watched any of these, but Powerpuff Girls definitely had crossover appeal and in-jokes for adult audiences. There are also dudes who are really into animation stuff regardless so... this doesn't seem that odd considering the writer and context.

There has to be some sort of version of Rule 34 that also states that if there's an entertainment media, there is a group of men into it somewhere.

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

that he existed and occasionally had sex. sometimes even consensual.

xpost

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

thank (or blame) cankles for the bronies convention pic (he posted it on the OG my little ponies thread this summer).

dan OTM about fedora dude.

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

For all of your gift giving needs: http://bronymerch.tumblr.com/

I am seriously considering sewing plush my little ponies because the bronies are willing to fork over mad cash for them.

Nicole, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

raver hat guy seems to be a bit of a media whore

Darin, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just imagine how disgusting the inside of that hat must be after wearing it around all day at these awesome brony events.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's just happy that he's not being upstaged by Fedora Dude. Fedora Dude just abides, man.

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

"yeah yeah, you have a wacky hat with ponies glued to it; could you tell us more about the dude with the tie and fedora?"

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Chewing on a pen" is my favorite brony in that picture.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like so not gonna happen guy at the left end, in the green shirt.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that j0rdan s. next to the pen-chewer?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Me too! There ought to be a poll. xp

Nicole, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

"chewing on a pen" is the only one i'd guess has ever had some stank on his hang-low.

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some serious underestimating at what goes on at these kind of conferences. I guarantee a scary amount of those guys have gotten some play with their fellow enthusiasts.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

"chewing on a pen" is the only one i'd guess has ever had some stank on his hang-low.

I think you mean "sex-related stank on his hang-low" because I may be prejudging but, based on this picture, I am pretty sure a good number of the people in that picture are familiar with stank all kinds of places on their bodies

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh you guys are mocking a bunch of high school students

mac and me (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

god forbid

max, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel like I've spent my entire life mocking high school students

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I get older, they stay the same age."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yup, sex-stank on the genitalia.

and they're kind of asking for the mockery, you know ... not that i was much better when i was in high school, mind.

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know what rad shit y'all were doing age 14-17
But I wasn't doing anything more honourable than this

mac and me (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

IIRC pictures of what I was doing have been posted to ILE, which mostly involved stalking the halls dressed as an extra from Degrassi High and doing the cabbage patch in my friends' kitchens

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

(should note said cabbage patch was usually to "The Days of Swine and Roses" by TKK)

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Most of those people look pretty normal to me, aside from wacky-hat guy. The only cue I could really take to suggest that they're all the risible nerdy virgins you think they are is the fact that they're at a brony meet-up.

emil.y, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

fedora looks like he wandered into the wrong room and was too polite to leave before they took the picture; I imagine 30 seconds afterward he was all "so just to clarify, the Mad Men meetup is on the right"

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope Degrassi does a brony ep

mac and me (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was a risible nerdy virgin through the vast majority of time i was in high school ... game recognize game, yo.

fedora looks like he stepped offa a 1979 Specials EP cover.

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this just what furries do now? do furries still exist? is there some venn diagram overlap here? I still don't 'get' this.

iatee, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they all seem like they'll be ok in the long run. Fedora will grow out of his suit, even. Not sure why their sex lives have anything to do with it.

RIP Wheels ;_;

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

furries are eternal, man ... or at least since "the shining"

der Truthahn des Giftes (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's always a fedora guy, isn't there?

― Matt Armstrong, Monday, February 27, 2012 10:45 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

such a truth bomb

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think these are just nerdy fanboys who like a cartoon. xp

carl agatha, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I owned a fedora as a teenager. yikes! never got the courage to wear it out though

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't see a whole lot of difference between nerdy fanboys who like this cartoon and nerdy fanppl who like all manner of things and attend conventions about them. Right down to their penchant for silly hats.

xp I totally have a fedora pic of me from jr high.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I desperately wanted a porkpie hat in the days of third-wave ska. Thankfully e-commerce was a little less developed and I sure as fuck wasn't going to find one locally.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

guys, I owned a fedora, a bicycle cap with the name of my German camp on it, a Dr Seuss raver hat and a green baseball cap with a cartoon mascot from a Japanese baseball team on it by the time I was TWENTY; I think I have put in my time in the bad hat trenches and am allowed to chuckle at those that came after me

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, also a reversible skull cap

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are a lot of bronies who are not into like furry shit, but there are definitely furry bronies

max, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I came pretty close to ordering a t-shirt with the japanese baseball player on it that the dude wore in the big lebowski

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

idg reversible skull cap - does it reverse into a normal looking baseball cap or something

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

for all who were concerned, i did watch the first two eps of this thing. it seemed like really well put-together, clever, girl-centric children's entertainment.

so, all the characters are female? (apart from the little dragon sidekick). that the whole world of this thing is given as female is really interesting.

i have a completely unfounded theory that this is the hook for the adolescent and post-adolescent fandom of the show among young men (incl. the creepo sex fans). thinking of your archetypical misfit male in a junior high environment and beyond, could this be one of their few positive encounters with femininity?

goole, Monday, 24 March 2014 19:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

All of the main characters are female, and it's a largely female-populated world, but there are lots of male secondary characters.

how's life, Monday, 24 March 2014 19:27 (6 months ago) Permalink

Went to a country bar to go line dancing with a girl on Friday, and there was a herd of bronies there – a dude wearing a "I'm a brony, deal with it" T-shirt and then three girls wearing various other MLP-related stuff. Wasn't expecting that.

J3ff T., Monday, 24 March 2014 20:56 (6 months ago) Permalink

I wonder if they grow up to be furries or just bronies

Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Monday, 24 March 2014 20:59 (6 months ago) Permalink

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Monday, 24 March 2014 21:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

yow, haven't listened to that in a while; does not hold up

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Monday, 24 March 2014 21:09 (6 months ago) Permalink

Captain Save-A-Horse

i went to Hoogie Boogie Land and all I got was th (fake penthouse letters mcgee), Monday, 24 March 2014 22:45 (6 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

The most recent episode of Bob's Burgers was called "Equestranauts," and took on brony culture. Paul F. Tompkins voiced an adult male Equestranauts fan (an "Equesticle") named Bronconius. It was absolutely hilarious.

bi-polar uncle (its OK-he's dead) (Phil D.), Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:31 (5 months ago) Permalink

I saw some pony tail butt-plug thing posted on Facebook the other day, I will not post for everyone else’s sanity.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:01 (5 months ago) Permalink

im glad that bob's burgers has parodied adult men who enjoy children's things in such a hilarious way

online hardman, Friday, 18 April 2014 09:37 (5 months ago) Permalink

That's good news, amigo!

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Friday, 18 April 2014 09:43 (5 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

bob abouille (Eisbaer), Saturday, 3 May 2014 02:11 (4 months ago) Permalink

what the hell

chillin' on an "awesome pretzel" hoagie (DJP), Saturday, 3 May 2014 04:02 (4 months ago) Permalink

Godwin's Law applies to Bronies, it would seem- we have reached the singularity

Angkor Waht (Neil S), Saturday, 3 May 2014 19:05 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

goole, Thursday, 17 July 2014 17:32 (2 months ago) Permalink

feary?

how's life, Thursday, 17 July 2014 17:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

that flyer is a visual assault

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Friday, 18 July 2014 14:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Monday, 21 July 2014 16:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

"grown men".

Three Word Username, Monday, 21 July 2014 16:27 (2 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

bugh

heck (silby), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

that was a pretty bad episode of Two and a Half Men

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Mordy, Monday, 8 September 2014 19:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

poll no I can't, I really can't

stacked as fuck & imposing (DJP), Monday, 8 September 2014 19:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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