1. The Cabal has arrived.

    Monday, 04-Apr-11 23:23:56 UTC from web
    1. @thatonepony I have no idea anymore.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:08:10 UTC from web
    2. @thatonepony I might have to go with the music, as well.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:09:46 UTC from web
    3. @thatonepony CAUSE IT'S JUST AWESOME! Really, Hasbro went in the right direction, good music, good writing, clever. It's just plain good.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:09:48 UTC from web
    4. @thatonepony ......YA LOST ME..... #

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:13:05 UTC from web
    5. @abigpony I love September...

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:15:14 UTC from web
    6. @thatonepony Because it expanded my taste in music. Before this fandom I insisted everything I listen to have guitars, drums, y'know LIVE instruments or I didn't consider it music. People like Eurobeat Brony and Wooden Toaster changed that, and even the musicians who play actual instruments have inspired me to learn how to play the bass guitar. So, yeah, that's why.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:15:30 UTC from web
    7. @thatonepony Lol, yeah that. Dude, the music. Artwork is really good to when it's not all rapey but WoodenToaster is like my favorite music guy other then Voltaire

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:15:40 UTC from web
    8. @thatonepony hm, 'aspect' is such an abstract term. I like the fact that this fandom stands adjacent to so many larger ideals and movements. The push for higher standards of quality, breaking the online filter bubble, etc. I'm starting to draw all kinds of parallels.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:15:51 UTC from web
    9. @thatonepony My favorite part of the fandom is the people who aren't treating the show like the holy books of a new religion and trying to sanctify Lauren Faust's name, all while neglecting the actual morals of the show. Or, I like talking about the cartoon (and other things) with people who have an assured common interest.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:21:18 UTC from MuSTArDroid
    10. @thatonepony Well, she's a small example, I can't completely dismiss her. You could say that the development of My Little Pony from a sort of cookie cutter 'let's appeal to girls' to a more mature and 'appeals to all' cartoon is reminiscent of the internet at large. The movement from distinct 'spheres' of knowledge and dissociation to a more purist definition of what the internet should be, exchange of information in a medium free from most constraints. I think I could ramble on about this kinda thing if people are willing to put up with it.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:22:29 UTC from web
    11. @thatonepony I wouldn't be surprised if I break a few character limits, but I'll see if I can't make a digest of what I'm seeing here.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:25:36 UTC from web
    12. @thatonepony I and many others have started to see a disturbing trend on the internet. It's often been called an 'internet filter bubble' but that's the more algorithmic check sites like google applie to people as they search. But the algorithm is based off of human behavior, namely the fact that people do not like to step outside of what I like to call their "sphere of knowledge." Conservatives don't like to type something into google and see something liberal and vice versa. So people on the internet tailor their searches and only subscribe to things that they agree with until they hit their limit for information intake, i.e. they've subscribed to everything they'll be able to read in a day and then they no longer expand their horizons. The brony community, and any brony by simply being a member of the community above the standard demographic for the show, has already broken out of at least one 'filter bubble' and expanded the kind of knowledge they're able to acquire.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:29:15 UTC from web
    13. @thatonepony I see in the brony community a need for more. Many times I see on a youtube comment something along the lines of "if I was never into ponies, I would have never known that I actually like dubstep" or "I used to hate X, but because of ponies I can see why others like it and I can start to like it myself." Whether or not we consciously know it, this fandom is breaking filter bubbles and expanding the horizons of people's knowledge.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:30:44 UTC from web
    14. @ponydude2143 Well, it's one of the best analogies for how people just get stuck in a dichotomy that should never really exist in the first place. I ought to link everyone the main inspiration/source for this latest rambling -- -- but there's a few other patterns and behaviors behind all this.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:34:50 UTC from web
    15. @ponydude2143 so do I. Perfect thing to calm down with after a day of misanthropy. As well as ponies, of course.

      Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:37:04 UTC from web