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My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic
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RE: My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic

Who do you mean with "him"? Are you attacking my religion? Are you telling me not to follow Jesus?

Or are you telling me not to hail to the king (or King Asshole for that matter).

Well, I watched for a limited period of time (5 minutes, which translates into 300 seconds) and found it annoying. Big time. It just seems like a waste of time. "Oh my god its talking ponies!" - how is that *not* the stereotypical little girls dream (until the pony tells the girl she's fat. That's where the lasagna comes in).

Your quarrel with SV is most entertaining by the way. He does provoke interesting reactions...though he's right on at least one thing, the target audience of MLP was little girls (at least in the beginning).
That has even been stated on wikipedia with citations...(In effect following line: "Despite the target demographic of young girls and their parents,[100][130] My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has become an Internet phenomenon, with many male fans between 13 and 35.[131] ").
I wonder what one calls a "brony" over the age of 35. A weirdo maybe?

By the way, banning people over nothing more than a mere childrens show? Sounds like its become more of an "my opinion is right and if you disagree than you shalt be banned" than an anti-schooling movement.
So basically the same as the people you think you oppose.



06-23-2014 08:10 AM
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My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic - Ky - 06-20-2014, 09:54 AM
RE: My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic - aCol - 06-23-2014 08:10 AM
My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic - Efs - 06-29-2014, 11:49 PM
My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic - Ky - 06-30-2014, 10:44 AM

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