Hello, my name is Brandon and I just came back from a month of USAF BMT after being medically discharged. Just to clear something up, on all of my online profiles I go by Velancious. I consider myself a fan of many game series to even count. The only notable fanbase I take direct part in is the brony fandom. If I had to pick a favorite pony, it would have to be Pinkie Pie, but even that pick is a very slight one. I love the Mane 6, but Pinkie seems to have the closest personality to me. My beliefs? I have none, but if you must classify me, I'm an agnostic-atheist. My personality type is INTJ.

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Throughout my time on the wonderful place that is the internet, I have come across arguments used that were at their best, idiotic; and at their worst, downright manipulative. The majority of anti-brony behavior exemplified on the internet is one generated through a constant flow of rhetoric; phrases and sentences that sound powerful but are really just repeated gibberish with no basis in reality. This is what we call a bandwagon on the internet and they are some of the more disturbing trends in human behavior. Some even completely go out of their way to blame bronies in situations that could never be the bronies fault nor do they ever seem to give a good explanation as to why bronies are such bad people. They just are. Apparently. And we all should know how horrible they all are because....they're bad people, ok? It's a show for little girls, FFS!

This isn't to say there exists an actually good anti-brony argument, it's just that many of them are contradictory to their efforts and downright fallacious while having seemingly large support on communities like YouTube and tumblr. (Both equally known for their shitty communities)

I thought over time seeing these stupid arguments and their influence would become a thing of the past, seeing as how brony extremism has already become rarer than gold itself. (It's been a good year since I remember seeing any form of brony extremism; the majority of brony communities I've been to even despise the behavior) However, anti-brony behavior comes with a bandwagon and when things have a bandwagon, they never stop being an issue because the comment section becomes a massive circlejerk for them. Why should they stop? They want to appear like the majority, after all. We all know the majority is ALWAYS RIGHT, huh?

So without further ado, here are some common anti-brony statements with rebuttals attached:

1. "This is why I hate bronies"

This one isn't even an argument and serves more as an opinion. Normally I ignore shit like this, however, at the frequency and ridiculousness it is often used and employed for manipulative effect, I have to make a comment regarding the use of this phrase.

The most recent time I saw this used was on a video regarding a GMOD PonyRP server. Yes, that's right. GMOD Roleplay. If you've never been to a GMOD Roleplay server then I'd feel lucky to be you. GMOD Roleplay by itself is at its best silly and at its worst, filled with RDMing little kids and people having public sex out in the streets. Now what is blamed for this? Bronies. Of course, because it's a pony server, MLP fans are the problem. Clearly, GMOD Roleplay was NEVER like this to begin with. It was only when bronies came around that the internet started to SUCK. You'll notice very quickly that this theme does not deviate from anti-brony rhetoric. It even goes so far as to say they'd like bronies to have no voice on the internet and to be censored from public sites.

All silliness aside, these comments tend to get a lot of upvotes yet are nothing more than bandwagon statements that anti-bronies can jerk off to together. (Another reason why you shouldn't take comment sections seriously) As if they haven't been talking shit about bronies for years now.

2. "Bronies RUINED the internet!!!"

This one is funny more than anything. It seriously is implying that bronies, a small 10% minority on the internet at best, have ruined the internet. There is no need to exemplify how much of an exaggeration this has to be when you consider the full scale of pony modifications and content on the internet. I'm sorry to offend anyone but if you truly feel seeing a pony thumbnail is ruining your time on the internet then you are fucking MENTAL.

I'd say I was fucking insane too if I was frothing at the mouth because something I didn't like or approve of is on a public uploading site I frequent.

3. "Bronies are disgusting"

Another funny, blanket statement used regarding issues surrounding clop aka pony porn. What these people don't seem to understand is that a small fraction of the entire brony community admits to actually clopping and an even smaller minority makes it. The best part about this buzz statement to me is that clop would still exist had bronies not even existed, effectively proving the entire point of R34. (The idea that porn exists regardless of whatever the subject is)

I would also love to hear these people's opinions relating to porn made of Pokemon, seeing as how this statement seems to refer to sexualizing animals. Pokemon porn is also extremely popular on sites like Rule 34 as well as tons of other anime porn starring tentacles. (Hentai)

As you can already tell, these have all been buzz phrases used primarily to get upvotes without actually stating anything important. I also love how there is never an explanation with any of them to try to explain for the outright bastard claims they make. Clearly once someone becomes a brony they are immediately turned into a complete faggot. I wish I was joking. Anti-bronies aren't the only ones to use rhetoric on the internet; it actually seems quite common with many bandwagons to employ these kind of tactics. The CoD hate bandwagon, for instance, uses buzz phrases to similar effect, stereotyping fans of CoD as childish kids who know no good entertainment and talking about how every CoD is the absolutely same game with just a different title. The irony comes is when you realize that the people who do this are mainly Battlefield fans who's own developer, Dice, has been making yearly releases which have been heavily criticized for hardly deviating at all from the previous titles. (Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline come especially to mind) It's shit like this that made me wonder if anti-bronies would ever come under the same scrutiny they put bronies under. (If only....lmao)

Now hear me out: I am no CoD fan, I actually dislike CoD gameplay in general. I am a Battlefield fan if anything out of the two. However, I'm at least mature enough to admit the faults of the Battlefield series while being reasonably aware that others may not like the franchise for its gameplay. I'm not the one out there calling anyone who doesn't like Battlefield a fucking moron for not "appreciating great gameplay" because I realize everything is purely up to opinion. Neither am I out there saying people don't appreciate great cartoons because they don't like MLP like I do. This is because, unlike them, I actually respect that other people hold different interests and I encourage others to pursue their OWN interests.

Unfortunately though, it seems gamer culture has been hijacked by all of these silly little bandwagons that are against everything free speech. Not one of them has shown an ounce of intelligence nor sign of improving. Please do not be this kind of person. I speak out to you, the reader, to search your own soul; to stand by your own beliefs even if it means being yourself. Group entities like this devoted to trashing other people for their preferences have never shown the slightest of reason and IMO, stand tribute to how little we have changed from our early tribal upbringings as a species. It's always "CoD vs. Battlefield, Xbox One vs. PS4, bronies vs. anti-bronies, Christians vs. atheists!" Ever notice that? It should be clear by now that humans love to fight, and rationalizing is honestly not our best quality...unfortunately.

I could go on and on with more examples of common rhetoric spewed in the recesses we call the YouTube comment section, but that would be boring as they all seem to be just the same trash statements, hence the theme "common" throughout this article.

If you have any disagreements with me then feel free to share them. I am always open to others.

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bronyblaine Mar 13 2013, 7:35am says:

you made a good point in your blog recently, people don't do good things, because its in there nature to do what is best for them alone. we are all pretty much animals with higher intellect, the thing that infact does seperate us from a common beast. is that our intellectual capacity and awareness of our surroundings, gives us the chance to do what is right, we can choose to do whats right or whats wrong. most of us choose to do what is wrong. but there is that small margin of people who do what is right, not because it will benifit them later but because, it is simply the right thing to do. i once thought like you did. like all humans are easy to compare when it comes down to they're moral codes. but i was shown that i was wrong. were not all the same. im not saying your wrong, yes there some terrible people in this world, and most people in this world are terrible. but we cannot subject the whole human race to the undesirables. trust me i made that mistake long ago. and now, it is a thing i only wish i could forget.

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Velancious Mar 13 2013, 8:55am replied:

Oh, just so you know I wasn't trying to throw every human being in with the stereotype of humanity being bad. I know there's good people out there who just want the best of it and strive to make it better.

I was pointing out that we got ourselves SCREWED by lying to ourselves about our true nature, and instead of trying to improve it; the majority just run around acting like they're so morally superior to everyone else when it's obvious they are all jumping on the biggest bandwagon humanity ever created (religion is 2nd place here). An example could be how there's so many people now FERVENTLY against the crime of rape that you can't even joke about it, yet to an worse issue like murder, jokes of it are made all the time about it.

What about Amanda Todd? That's an obvious bandwagon jump. Poor girl killed herself, but what about the many others that also have and didn't get fan followings? Zip. Anyone else also notice how society seems to care about bully victims only until after they've killed themselves? And all the while everyone seems to forget thousands of people die across the world every day...

When it comes to religion, I understand people have good intentions but what do you honestly think helps more people in a realistic scenario: a religious text or food/water?

There's a side to humanity that is GOOD, but it needs to come out and DO something. You know what happened to 99% of the species that existed before us on this planet? They go extinct. It doesn't help that the average IQ of humans seems to be dropping. Let's hope this at least doesn't lead to an Idiocracy (remember that movie)?

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Velancious Mar 5 2013, 2:56pm replied:

Silent Hill :3

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iAmaNewb Mar 8 2013, 9:04am replied:

Didn't you hear?
Henley is gonna find these profiles with music playing and nuke them to orbit.

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Velancious Mar 8 2013, 3:10pm replied:

You can easily turn the music off by a button on my blog. I don't believe it.

If he tells me to shut it off though HIMSELF, I will.

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CLOPPING Mar 1 2013, 9:22pm replied:

clopp videos :)

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