leileilol wrote:It didn't win an Emmy nor was it nominated, so the whole "popular because quality" thing is bullshit.
So ... your criteria for quality is simply whether it was nominated for an Emmy or not? I'll bet you only buy video games that Game Informer
gives a 9 or a 10. No offense, but having so-called "experts" tell you what's quality and ignoring all else seems lazy to me. You gotta stop letting others shove their views down your throat, and go out and FIND what you like. Like with video games, there are quite a few good shows that don't regularly make Top 10 lists, but you wouldn't know it if you don't go looking for them.
leileilol wrote:... they were never preaching it 'in your face and down your throat' ...
I don't like it when my fellow bronies do that, either. Those obsessive, psychotic fans that do that gives the rest of us more calm, sensible fans a bad name. They're being unreasonable and imposing, and I don't condone that behavior. I've only given my opinion here, and I don't intend to impose it on anyone, just as I wouldn't want anyone to impose anything on me. Hell, I've only once ever asked if a friend of mine would like to give MLP a try, and that was only after he already expressed curiosity in it. (And he's hooked now, too.
) I wish the other fans weren't so completely over-the-top about it. Some brony hate is, unfortunately, well deserved in that respect.
leileilol wrote:... trying to put a PPG macro to everything ...
Yeah, well, that's internet culture for you. You can count on internet culture to one of two things. 1.) Take a good idea and run it straight into the ground. 2.) Take a bad idea and run it straight into the ground. The memes that exist are always adapted to MLP to be shared with the fanbase, and new ones are always being formed, and there's always someone who finds the meme new enough or funny enough to build a billion of them. It just keeps going until it seems like everything is saturated with ponies, and it doesn't ever stop. This is why I couldn't care less about most internet memes and don't follow them at all. Most of them are completely worthless and unfunny, and the sheer number of examples of that meme make them even more worthless and unfunny. So, yes, I'm not a fan of that, either.
Starcatcher Xero wrote:...and at no point does it insult your intelligence.
You're kidding, right? First of all, I do
watch and I do
like the show. But let's not idolize it. The premise of the very first regular episode (Ticket Master) has been done to death in dozens of shows. Except for 5-year-olds, everybody knows how it is going to end. Baby Cakes was likewise predictable (watching it actually made me physically sick and I... oh, I digress, nevermind). And what the hell about Dragonshy or Stare Master? Those are practically deus-ex-machina-incarnate episodes.
You're kidding, right? Give me an example of a show in which every episode has brand new stories that have never before been devised in the history of forever. Yes, themes and stories are repeated, but that happens everywhere and in every medium. I'll bet there were plenty of times in other shows in which you similarly knew the outcome before it happened. I say, so what? If you don't like certain episodes, that's perfectly fine, but don't criticize it for something that many other shows also do in abundance. Plus, yes, I understand that the main demographic is young children, so it doesn't bother me that the creators would sometimes stick to old, familiar, tried-and-true story frameworks that have been done a billion times in a billion ways. They do it because it works, and I personally feel that they do fairly well presenting it in a way that isn't obvious and condescending.
Me? Idolize the show? Heh ... well, given what I've said already, it sounds like I do, doesn't it? But, I'm not sitting in front of my keyboard frothing at the mouth feeling like I "MUST DEFEND MY PONY'S HONOR!!!1!!" No, I'm just calmly stating my opinions. Given how fanatical bronies can get, I'm quite mellow about my fandom. I really don't do anything that screams "I'M A BRONY!" except actually watching the show, and maybe having a few pictures, and occasionally having conversations like this. It's just that I can have a lot to say (and this post proves it), and sometimes I may come off as being more passionate than I really am. I do love MLP, but I assure you, I have no maniacal laughter that accompanies it. Well, unless it's part of a joke.