1. @ovation May I ask you to clarify something for me? You said that you do not wish to be labeled as a Brony, correct? And yet, you hang out online with Bronies. Does that mean that you don't mind being labeled as a Brony online, but offline you do mind? You watch (and enjoy) the show, and you clearly partake in fandom-related activities (existing on this site). Those two alone could easily label you as a Brony by others.

    Sunday, 11-Nov-12 10:34:07 UTC from web
    1. @dlcentaur Just because I hang out with and talk to bronies doesn't mean I am one. To use a poorly-written, sleep-deprived metaphor; just because you're friends with football players, does that make you a football player? Possibly, but maybe you're a person who just likes watching football, or has better things to do with his time than sit around talking about football all the time.

      Sunday, 11-Nov-12 10:41:47 UTC from web
      1. @ovation I'm not talking about who you /are/. I'm speaking of who you are projected to be. This whole conversation is about image. If you hang around Bronies, people will easily see you as one. Likewise, if you hang out with Football players, people may see you as a Football player. Please don't tell me that you only fear for your image away from the distancing comfort of your computer screen.

        Sunday, 11-Nov-12 10:45:48 UTC from web
        1. @dlcentaur Like I said, children's theatre. If I cared about my image, I certainly wouldn't be wandering around in silly costumes singing silly songs. Trust me, it's impossible to care about reputation. But the same goes for the metaphor; if you hang out with football players, people will see you as a football player, even though you don't consider yourself to be one.

          Sunday, 11-Nov-12 10:50:01 UTC from web