1. !utahbronies Hey Everypony, sorry there hasn't been too much activity in our group lately. I wanted to let you know that there will be a meetup at Liberty Park on September 24th. It will be from 12:00 - 5:00 Pm. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions, let me know.

    Saturday, 10-Sep-11 20:19:05 UTC from web
    1. @ponyshock !utahbronies so what do you bring to a Brony meet up? Food? Toys? Family?

      Monday, 12-Sep-11 03:52:16 UTC from web
      1. @gabumon At the last Brony meetup, some people brought a pony or two. One dude even brought the Pinkie Pie bubble thingy. Same guy had a scrapbook-thing. So, nothing too fancy. Are you coming down for it, man?

        Tuesday, 13-Sep-11 21:38:39 UTC from web
        1. @dranzypants I'm gonna try to make it to the meet up. That's a wide time slot! Is someone bringing a frisbee or lawn darts? Or croquet? If I make it I'll be bringing Pony toys, customs and some TFs too! And Rainbow themed treats. !utahbronies

          Sunday, 18-Sep-11 14:49:30 UTC from web
    2. @eliaphir a gaint fox?

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 14:46:50 UTC from web
    3. @eliaphir what? Why?

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:41:44 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    4. @eliaphir I don't think it's appropriate for brony meetups, though.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:43:18 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
      1. @quetzalcoatl Hey Aronld! Now that is a show that takes me WAY Back to when I was a Filly :D

        Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:44:53 UTC from web
    5. @eliaphir I know as soon as our favorite anti-bronies over on 4chan get a hold of a picture of that, though... We're gonna get cherries on.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:46:36 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    6. @eliaphir Yeah, it helps cement the wholoe "brony = freak" thing that some people are trying to avoid

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:47:34 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    7. @eliaphir meh, just saiyan

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:48:17 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    8. @eliaphir I disagree with this. Liking ponies does not imply that you subscribe to or like the furry culture.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:52:21 UTC from web
    9. @eliaphir not harping on furries or nothing, but no.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:52:58 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    10. @eliaphir No, I'm addressing some peoples PERCEPTIONS of furries.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:53:01 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    11. @eliaphir Does that mean that anyone who likes classic disney movie characters (animal-wise I mean) should be a furry?

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:54:36 UTC from web
    12. @eliaphir As a bit of background here, I don't subscribe to the furry fandom. I do however enjoy a lot of the art that comes out of it. I have no problem with a link between the two, but I wish to point out that one does not imply the other (or vice-versa). The communities, while they share some characteristics, are not explicitly linked - and you'll see people on both sides that will try and dissociate the two (regardless of whether a link is present or not). ~ I'm bothered by generalizations and such, I've ranted on this kind of thing before (not just in the mlp community), and it's a personal feeling of mine.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 18:59:28 UTC from web
    13. @eliaphir most fandoms are pretty similar, whether they'd want to admit it or not. It's the subject matter that matters. Where a furry would most likely be concerned with the fact that the characters in the show are talking animals, to the rest of us, it's more about the characters' personalities and interactions and the writing. I'd still watch this show if it was about banana slugs or wood chips or even discarded candy wrappers.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:02:07 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
      1. @quetzalcoatl @eliaphir And that right there is the statement of the day. Bronies are fans of the show (at least a good majority are) - and would be regardless of the anthromorphic (or not) state of the characters.

        Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:03:46 UTC from web
    14. @eliaphir True. Each is a separate entity however with similar traits or means of expression. Your initial statement was that one implied the other.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:02:43 UTC from web
    15. @eliaphir and all fandoms have cosplay and fan characters and rule 34. It's just an internet thang.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:04:06 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    16. @eliaphir no no no, that isn't what I meant. I meant that talking animals are usually the main draw for furries. That's how you guys roll.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:06:35 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    17. @eliaphir What's your assumption? Like MLP => Like Anthromorphics => Furry

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:06:54 UTC from web
    18. @eliaphir oh, well, there's definitely an overlap.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:07:27 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    19. @eliaphir And you keep making them.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:07:32 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    20. @eliaphir but furries are a fandom for anthro animals of all levels. I'm not saying that's the only reason, but I am saying that it's what's most likely to get the average furry to bite.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:10:22 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    21. @eliaphir *sigh* My point still remains that one does not imply the other.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:10:34 UTC from web
    22. @ponydude2143 And such brings up another false generalization/stereotype

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:10:56 UTC from web
    23. @eliaphir When the world ends. War...war never changes...

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:13:58 UTC from web
    24. @eliaphir Haha, and that was my point initially. If people would just stop trying to generalize and link things then we wouldn't be having these conversations. ~ What does it really matter if they're linked or not?

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:14:05 UTC from web
    25. @eliaphir See, more assumptions, you assume we're all anti-furry just because we don't agree with you.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:14:05 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    26. @eliaphir You're amusing, once again assuming I'm younger than you.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:15:55 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    27. @ponydude2143 Yeah - That's all a good number of people will see though. Fursuits and porn. Reason being that they're easy to report on and will catch attention. They stand out against everything else as something different from the norm. No one cares about the normal people.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:15:56 UTC from web
    28. @eliaphir What's your stance. Is the link a positive, negative, or neutral thing.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:17:00 UTC from web
    29. @eliaphir well, yeah, I do like the characters for being cute little ponies to some degree. But it just doesn't feel the same. I don't feel a spiritual connection to ponies or desire to be a pony on any real level. Every daydream and fantasy I've had about MLP and being in Equestria, I was still human. I even tried to make a ponysona, and all I got was a dull grey pegasus. I don't really know how to say it.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:17:26 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    30. @eliaphir Awesome, haha :D

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:18:44 UTC from web
    31. @ponydude2143 It's just how you look at it. People inside the anthro community will look to disassociate the perverted connotation ~ It's all your position and stance.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:22:02 UTC from web
    32. @eliaphir well, then I guess I really just can't discern the absolute defining quality that makes one a furry. Everytime I engage this subject on a lot of different sites, it always comes to this. At this rate, I'm willing to believe that the only way to be a furry is to be a furry.

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:25:22 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
    33. @eliaphir well, now that that's out of the way, who's up for tea?

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:28:30 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
      1. @quetzalcoatl Maybe later,I'm looking for a copy of the first season of FIM that won't eat up the last of my memory.

        Monday, 19-Sep-11 19:30:26 UTC from web
    34. @ponyshock Sweet, I'll bring some spiderman cupcakes. That said, Liberty Park is a big place. Is there anywhere in the park specifically that this is happening?

      Monday, 19-Sep-11 23:37:21 UTC from web
    35. @eliaphir NO! That's not true, I have been in many communities... and a certain community usually ends up joining in the community at it's peak. That certain community usually doesn't know how to keep their cherries separated and ends up, ruining the community I am apart of... well not so much ruining it as much as taking it over with their particular dumb murdock!!!

      Tuesday, 20-Sep-11 03:45:05 UTC from web