At 8/1/11 02:05 AM, yos2 wrote:
on to the topic:
why do you think the love for this show is so intense? this is something i never seen before. this not just a good cartoon that people like. the fandom is huge and a lot of people (including myself) are obssesed over it...
what makes Friendship is magic so uniqe in this matter? we don't have fans of oter cartoons being so active about it. they generally don't try to spread the love for the show but for FiM people have the urge to show it to everyone and making them love it. why do bronies like posting MLP images so much? -especially among themsleves.
these are are things that do not exist in other fandoms, i have no logical explanation to this i just feel that i love it and that the whole world should love it as well :P
Well, first of all, I've seen a fair few dedicated fandoms for other animated shows, such as Adventure Time, The Regular Show, any number of anime series, etc. They may not have had the same influence that the fanbase for MLP has had - the fans contributed to the show with terms such as "bronies" and "DJ Pon-3" which were acknowledged in the "Equestria Girls" advertisement for The Hub - but they're still pretty dedicated fanbases.
I'm only speaking for myself here - as a huge fan of animation in general - but I love the show for the animation; the voice acting; the fact that, yes, the characters are just adorable and that, at times, I actually find humour in it. The humour is often really light-hearted and definitely helps after a long day doing work or being at college and the first thing on my mind is just to unwind (so yeah, I may watch cartoon ponies for that). I also admire that the creators of the show - from Lauren Faust to the animators and the writers - are completely aware of their fanbase and love to talk to them. I even enjoy the little references in the show that, although may not elevate the status of the show, definitely bring in humour to those that understand them (e.g. Woody Allen's "All You Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask" was referenced in the slumber party episode as "All You Wanted To Know About Slumber Parties But Were Afraid To Ask").
I know people will be posting images of the show because it's "hurr durr reaction pics" and because it might be "cool" to act like they enjoy a show, but seriously, what I don't understand is when did it become cool to like pastel coloured ponies that are interested in dresses, bakery and other frilly froo-froo rubbish that's aimed primarily at little girls? I don't see what's "cool" at all about it. I don't see why men as well as women can't enjoy something so light-hearted though; it helps counter the stereotypes of gender anyway - that men should be lifting weights while women stay at home cooking and shit.
In my opinion, it's quite an appealing little animated series.