I've seen lots of things but I've never seen this...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. acid bass

    acid bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    I'm not trying to stir things up, honestly. And in general I tend to agree with "live and let live" with stuff like this. But the tone of the thread seems to mostly be that it's harmless and to leave these guys alone. I tend to agree. However, there IS a dark side to brony-ism that is consistently ignored in "documentaries" like this one. They're attempts to normalize bronies and make them seem like guys who are just having a good time and not hurting anyone. There is some dark behavior within this community and it won't take much internet searching to find out exactly how dark it gets. Those of you that are aware of 4-chan probably already know.

    Sorry if I'm coming off self-righteous. But a lot of guys in the anime community get called-out for using anime as an outlet for their less-than-palatable desires and I think that's fair. Same thing with bronies. They don't get to just be a bunch of guys who aren't hurting anyone when a good number of them are using MLP as a way to cover up more sinister behaviors.
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  2. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Seeing others happy and finding joy in those sorts of communities makes me happy as well. It's the type of world that I want to live in where individuals are free to be proud of and interested in sharing their passions with others. Looking at this from the perspective of our own community of passionate artists, I can't help but feel that our community is more similar to theirs than it is different.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2018
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  3. Erik herman

    Erik herman Gold Supporting Member

    I once worked with a hardcore metal head looking guy and I became pretty good friends with. He invited me over to hang at his house where he had a pool. So we were hanging out everything was normal then he took his shirt off to get in the pool and I’m not even kidding, he had his upper arms and back filled with my little pony tattoos! Cool guy but man did that throw me through a loop when I saw all of that, you would have never known!
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  4. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    if you can name any large group of people who doesn't have a dark side and trolls who want to hurt them, you'll be one ahead of me.
  5. Grumry


    Jul 6, 2016
    So did you guys roll a fat one before the show and get really stoned with the pony men?
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  6. jnuts1


    Nov 13, 2007
    yeah that is what is skewing perception of a bunch of grown men obsessing over little girls rainbow horse cartoon.........
  7. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    that dude could use a "bro"
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  8. wesonbass


    Nov 26, 2012
    Graniteville SC
    What's up with the haters of sandals and cargo shorts around TB ..seems to work for Bob Weir. Although I don't care to see him in those daisy duke shorts he sported in the 80's drool
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  9. Why in my day we grew our hair long, put on make up and dressed up and sang about the devil!
    Kids these days!
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  10. wesonbass


    Nov 26, 2012
    Graniteville SC
    That's replying to post 13 just joking around. Dont judge me for wearing birkenstocks and cargo shorts at my gig this Saturday. Lol
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  11. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
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  12. wesonbass


    Nov 26, 2012
    Graniteville SC
    For some reason my quotes aren't appearing. Probably the operator :mad:
  13. lethargytartare


    Sep 7, 2004
    de Lancie was also a guest speaker at one of the big Brony conventions (at least one...possibly he's a regular).
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  14. lethargytartare


    Sep 7, 2004

    Hell, hang out on TB long enough and you'll find ours :-o (although we're all pretty sure they're just jealous guitarists)
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  15. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
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  16. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

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  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Exactly. You can say the same about every group, including Clergy members such as Priests & Ministers, Congresspeople, Pulitzer Prize Awardees, College Presidents, PTA Presidents, and on and on.

    Let's face it, people in every group get their kink on and do things that others may not approve of. Of course, some groups are organized for purposes or belief sets which are repugnant to most of us, but that's not what's under discussion.

    I happen to be a big fan of The Stooges and of Ren & Stimpy. I'm sure that some folks think I'm badly warped. (They may be right.)
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  18. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    It’s odd. Comicon, all that stuff. But those people probably think stuff I’m into is odd as well. As long as it’s consenting and no one gets hurt I’m fine. I would hope people think the same for any of my “fetish” interests.
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  19. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA

    One of my fave things about the June Pride Parade that ends at the touristy Seattle Center under the Space Needle, is the looks on the faces of the families from the Midwest that unwittingly planned their trip here to coincide with it :laugh: "Honey, it's not safe out here.. maybe we should spend the day in the hotel? Junior, cover your eyes!" :roflmao:
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