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13414 No. 13414
I'll be honest bronies. I'm a 22 year old male, who gets teary eyed during every episode of MLP.
I don't know why, but there's something about it that gets me all worked up, and yearning to go back to the time where we could live like ponies.
Where trust and friendship were the two biggest things in existence, and we didn't have to worry about jobs and bills and stuff.

If only there was a way for it to be true. Tell me I'm not the only one who feels this way?
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>> No. 13416
I know the feeling brony.
>> No. 13419
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>> No. 13423
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its no problem pony.
I'm 17 and I love everything about the show.
Your never alone on ponychan
>> No. 13438
You're not the only one Brony, 17 year old male here that has the same feeling every episode.
>> No. 13440
I'm also 22 mate, and also male. I lost my mom last December, and I know what you mean.
>> No. 13451
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Yeah. I'm 19 and I feel like this too. I try to convince myself that it's just a cartoon, an awesome and fun cartoon, but still. I pretty sure their intentions aren't to make people feel this way.

*sigh* what I wouldn't give to be a pony in Equestria... I know it's stupid, but I just can't find the right words to describe how I feel.
>> No. 13456
Civilization has taken over most of Equestria, but there are still tribes in remote areas who live this way, or maybe even simpler. There are actually a few that don't even have words for "lie", "steal", etc. in their language, and weren't able to understand the concept when anthropologists tried to explain it to them. Still other cultures don't have a concept of "ownership", and the same thing happened.

Ironically enough, we learned about this at a state-funded school
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I'm a 20 year old male.
I'v lost both my mother and father and currently live with my 86 year old grandmother. Trust me, Brony, I know that feeling
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>> No. 13477
>>A time where we could live like ponies
Wait, what?
>> No. 13478
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that he meant he wishes we could go back to when we were younger, where we didn't have all these responsibilities and the like.
>> No. 13502
I agree completely. I have found myself crying during certain episodes, too, and I think you've summed up why pretty well.
>> No. 13510
25-year-old male. I cried during the end of Sonic Rainboom.
>> No. 13544
Sorry to hear that mate, really am.
>> No. 13635
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19 year old male here, and I get teary-eyed on pretty much every episode of MLP as well. (Except for Call of the Cutie, because I could hardly stand Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara, but I pressed on!)
>> No. 13652
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21 year old male here too. I haven't cried or teared up during any of the episodes. the closest I was to t was when gilda roared in fluttershy's face. I think it's because I've managed to program myself to not cry or show emotion (except if something is funny) because of how much I've been hurt before:(
last night when I really started thinking about the ponies and what kind of lives they lived, I cried my eyes out because I wanted that kind of life.

I find it amazing how a cartoon (my little pony no less) can just show up and all of a sudden make us yearn for the better days and compel a bunch of Bros to express their feelings.
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I really do think it is amazing how it happens. I've told friends of mine about MLP and they all think I'm some crazy idiot. But I don't think they're giving it any justice.

It's weird though, I was looking at the cover of USA Today, and saw something about another revolution going on in some country in that Middle Eastern part of Equestria, and it made me start thinking about how ponies would deal with such a situation. Then I figured that they probably wouldn't be having massive revolutions all over Equestria, and I yearn for that.
Some sort of pony-peace. I think MLP can teach people so much.. not just children, but anypony.
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I haven't cried or teared up during any of the episodes. the closest I was to t was when gilda roared in fluttershy's face.

This pissed me off more then make me sad. Had I been there, lionbird would be for supper.
>> No. 14066
yea I take that back I did get pissed at gilda more than got sad. The one point I got teary over was in winter wrap up, where twilight uses magic and causes all the snow to fall down, then applejack gets on her flank about it and she tears up. All she wanted to do was help :(
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You know, now that I think about it, when everypony was ordering Rarity around, I felt kind of irked. I also remembering tearing up a little when she was wallowing....I really wanted just to give her a great big hug :[
>> No. 14074
Those dresses were perfect and then they order her around her own boutique, as if they know more about that stuff than she does (except fluttershy) kinda bothered me too. I laughed with the scene in her room though
>> No. 14077
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26 male here. I've felt swells of emotion during cetain parts of the series. It really amazes how much thought and effort was put into creating the episodes.
I wonder sometimes if it was the goal to create something targeted at an older audience and masquerade as a children's show. But it makes me smile to see that what ever the case it's able to bring so many of us together.
I feel for the Bronies who've lost someone they love too. My girlfriend died in a car accident four years ago this May.
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I'm sorry, Brony :[

Eh. The reason I wanted to hug her was because it was so celestia-damned adorable, really.
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what episode was that in?

and to stay on topic
25, and yeah, I'd love to go back to being young an innocent
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>16 yr old female feels awkward for not crying at a cartoon
>> No. 14199
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I haven't cried when watching a cartoon myself in a long time myself because only certain things make my tears roll. For example I always cry at the end of the Lord of the Rings (book). I weep easily when it comes to tragic heroics.

Anyway, I think we could live "like ponies", if we all could be a bit more loyal ourselves (whatever happened to the good old handshake quality - you don't see it often anymore) and cherish our friendships a bit more, if we were a bit less selfish and tried to get along with our fellow humans a little more. If we all could conquer our weaker selfs just a bit we would live much more pony-like right away.

There's a lot to learn in FiM, small things that would make life easier and happier for all of us.

Schmaltzy. ;)
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Thank you Clarity.. for.. clarifying. lol
But it's things like that, that I meant. I'm bad with words sometimes. But FiM is a show that I really think anypony can learn something from.

Most of my friends though, don't accept my love for FiM, or MLP in general, and scoff at me every time I bring it up.
>> No. 14254
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I could not agree more. I've been through no great personal tragedy myself, and I'll admit that my life is pretty good, but nonetheless I find myself wishing that I could be one of those ponies living in Equestria - or at least that I could live in a place where humans act more like the ponies we all know and love.

Seriously... is being good and friendly not enough anymore?
>> No. 14295
Money > everything else
And I'm no anarchist or anything, but it's sad that in this Equestria, wealth and power is more important than other things. But it has always been like that, in one way or another.
>> No. 14302
I'm not gonna go into the details but MLP has become a haven for me. I've become a cynical person and Franky, I am glad that for a few hours each day I can see the best in people again
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For me, it's anytime trust was tested. Like in the first episode when Applejack and Twilight are on the cliff. That always gets me good.
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I think, in my mind, that if there were enough people involved, that we could start some sort of peaceful revolution. It's true that this Equestria is too consumed with power and greed. But if there were just a small group of people that peacefully fought against it, using the powers of trust, tolerance, and friendship, that we could possibly change things into a better place.

But I dunno, just some idea I had.
>> No. 14620
I am a 16 year old male. Even though I was never completely lonely in my life, I have absolutely never felt the "Magic of Friendship" even once, which is why this show regulary manages to make me shed manly tears. I guess it is safe to say that this show serves as some kind of escapism for me. I understand people who are longing for this kind of fictional land completely. If people would take the kind of morales this show tries to teach, Equestria would be a better place. I guess I don't have to worry about that for long, though, considering I'm pretty much irremediably ill. Maybe I'll get to visit Equestria in afterlife of something, haha... Sweet dreams.
>> No. 14624
wow brony, I feel for ya man. I agreed with alot of what you said and then this "I guess I don't have to worry about that for long, though, considering I'm pretty much irremediably ill. Maybe I'll get to visit Equestria in afterlife of something, haha... Sweet dreams." Hit hard man. If nothing else, I hope you make it there too
>> No. 14631
I really appreciate that, thanks. The last sentence about afterlife was mostly just a though experiment, though, I don't expect actually being able to go there to be very likely, but hey, it's never wrong to hope for something to happen, it keeps people from going insane. But seriously, I don't really intend on wallowing in self-pity, just wanted to show that you people aren't all alone. Also, could it be that "Equestria" wordfilters to Equestria? Never noticed that, heh, nice.
>> No. 14652
well I'm 21 year old in the army served a tour in Afghanistan my girlfriend left me because of the army feelsbadman.jpg I turn to My little pony because it makes me happy not much makes me happy any more :(
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I'm just a mare who tends to be optimistic and hopeful no matter how bad things get, but sometimes I get a little Equestria-weary. My Little Pony recharges the hope and humanity meter. Also, I can't resist cute things.
>> No. 14675
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25 year only female, here. I've never lost anypony dear to me except for my grandfather and a couple of my pets. I'm normally very optimistic and cheerful, but sometimes I have bouts of terrible stress, frustration and near hopelessness wondering what I am doing with my life.

MLP makes it better. ^^
>> No. 14678
Has anypony seen Yellow Submarine? The effect this show has on people makes me think of the Blue Meanies at the end of the movie when they decide to embrace happiness and positivity.

>> No. 14685
Same. I don't have any tragedy or anything, but I really wish that people could be nicer, and love one another like ponies do.
>> No. 14711
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You have a valid point there! For the Meanies music was the magic that made them saw the light.
>> No. 14990
17 year old male, I can't explain the feeling that well either. The show makes me happy and I wished my life would be more like that. I can't help but feel pathetic though, trying not to feel too bummed out about it.
>> No. 15037
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That is the downside. :<
I feel the same sometimes. I'll get a bit depressed once I realize that I can't live like that... Though I'm still gonna try.
Cause I'm a fool, and a dreamer, and I never give up on things I believe in.
>> No. 15052
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>22 year old female
There is just something about this show that reminds me of my youth in a good way. I was brought up in a broken and abusive home and cartoons were my way of escaping life. I have bipolar disorder and recently I've been having a lot of troubles with my medicine, trying to find a job, school, severe mood swings, ect. I feel like its me against Equestria and life is painful. I watch this show to forget everything just for that little while. And I come here because there is so much love and thats a great change for a chan.
>> No. 15054
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I'm an 18 year old college student, and I fell in love with this show almost immediately. I was a big fan of the 90's cartoons like Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Laboratory. This show brings me back to the days where cartoons could be funny and relevant without being completely ridiculous (see Chowder)

I have depression issues and severe ADD, which makes me getting through college very difficult, but I try my best. You guys are so nice to each other, this place kinda feels like a little online Equestria. It's been a long time since I have ever felt so strongly about something like this. It makes me very happy *^_^*

I love all you Phillies and Gentlecolts!
>> No. 15057
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I'm glad that you can share your feelings here. It makes me a happy brony. I feel that we pony lovers have the ability to change Equestria, one person at a time. And the fact that you can say that watching MLP makes you feel better is just one of the ways.
>> No. 15059
feels good man
>> No. 15415
>18 yo male
this show is escapism at its finest. iloveit. im really suprised how emotional i get in every episode.
>> No. 15425
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This show picks at my heart strings in so many different ways, good and bad. But the bad ways seem to triumph over the good ways. I'll never visit Equestria, I'll never chill with any ponies in Ponyville, I'll never live in a Equestria so free, warm, and welcoming. I'll never be able to cheer Rainbow Dash on at one of her contests, never comfort her when she's upset. I'll never pull pranks with Pinkie Pie, or study with Twilight Sparkle.

It just eats me up, man.
>> No. 15428
you shouldnt see this wonderful, perfect land as an unreachable dream that you will never experience. i used to feel down heartened by the fact that equestria was a fictional place and that there was no chance of ever getting there, but then i realised something:
if theres one thing that MLP has taught me, then its to always look at the bright side, that the glass is always half full. so i decided that instead of feeling sorry for myself, and cursing my human existence, i would do something to make my life as magical and amazing as the lives of those who live in equestria.
sure equestria is great, but who's to say that earth cant be good? who decided that my life couldn't be full of happiness and friendship? the only person currently holding me back from having an ideal life is myself.

this is why i love MLP, because it gave me some reason, something to aim for. and i thank lauren faust for that. and i thank pony chan for that. and i thank bronies for that.
>> No. 15622
I have to agree 10000%
You worded it better than I could have though.
>> No. 15634
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You're a fucking prophet, bro
>> No. 15646
Not him, but thanks for cheering me up a little, because I feel pretty much the same way. If only I wasn't way too scared to change anything about my life... Years full of broken dreams, belied expectations and hurt feelings tend to do that to one.
>> No. 15663
yup thats exactly how i feel
>> No. 15667
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Well said, Brony~
>> No. 15703
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awesome post :)

21 year old male here. I have 2 main reasons to keep going back to the show. 1st it makes me happy, makes me laugh, and entertains me.

The 2nd is it makes me wish ever so badly I could be like the ponies of equestria (not so much in form, but that would be nice too maybe). The show has become my emotional outlet. It's the one thing I can open up and spill myself into, before sealing it back and shoving it back down into the deepest recesses of my being, because showing emotion means you're weak or a burden.

I want to have a close circle of friends, that would look after each other. I want to go out on adventures, and learning more about friendship. I want to go out, get in trouble and know I have friends ready to come running whenever I need help. I want to make friends just because someone said hi, and share the slightest common interest and even become friends when they have nothing in common like rarity and applejack. What I want most though is someone to talk to, to listen to what I have to say. This is why I come back to the show

Now maybe i'm the only one though. Maybe i'm the only one that wants these things too. Maybe i'm diving a little too deep into the show. But for some reason I can't help it.

This is the first time I've ever let these feelings known to anypony, whether IRL or the interwebs. I'm going to stop now, I don't want to bore anypony any longer, and I need to wipe away these tears.
>> No. 15721
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I often wish for the same thing. I have, two or three people that I really consider friends, but I know, deep down, that if I was in a bad situation, that they wouldn't come and help me out.

So yeah, there are times that I wish I could be like the ponies of Equestria. It would be nice to have friends that stood by me, and accepted me for who I was.

But I think you should know, that even though the bronies here aren't physically near you, that we will have your back. We will do the best we can to help anypony. Because if we don't agree on anything else, we still have a common interest of MLP, and that is good enough for me.
We can be your friends. And our friendship can become magical. (which sounds slightly sexual, but you know what I mean. )
>> No. 15726
We aren't so different. I think what I would love most is someone I can really open up to, someone that I can share my deepest feelings with. It's so hard to find friends who will still be the friend they are if you end up saying something that goes a bit too deep, or a mistake that shows too much of your sensitive side. Shit, for those of us who are more introverts and keep to ourselves a lot, making friends is always a challenge.

That's why I try to imitate the sort of friend I want. I never think less of someone when they tell me something that might make them looked down upon, and I always try to find friends that I can appreciate just for being them.

Sadly though, I have never been returned the favor.
>> No. 15734
Friends like that ARE out there, and you can find them. I've had a few close friends for years now, we actually went on an adventure around Europe just for kicks.
Keep being the friend you'd like to have, you'll find good people.
>> No. 15736
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Trust me, brony, I know the feeling.

I have one friend who is my very best bro. We've know each other since we were freshmen in high school, and we've both gone through a lot of struggles. It's a great feeling that at the end of the day, I know that he's got my back and I have his, and that level of camaraderie is irreplaceable.

I recently moved really far away from him and all my other friends, and he and I still talk on a daily basis. We both really enjoy MLP simply because it represents something that we've never had. Both of us have had to struggle and fight and deal with a shitload of stuff to get to where we are today. MLP is a reminder of how important it is that we stay friends, and how few and far between true friends are.

We can only imagine what it would be like to live in a place like Equestria, where crushing poverty and dysfunction just doesn't exist, and how much our lives would change if we ended up in a place like that. If both of us could have had that kind of start, imagine what we could do, especially in light of what we have already accomplished.

It's a nice little mental escape from all the shit in our lives. Helps us forget how much we have left to do, if only for a little bit.
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Yea it's really a pain when someone calls you friend and then turns your back on you when you need it. I've had this done to me before and don't worry I got what you meant

I swear your like my twin. I'm constantly analyzing and checking everything I say to somepony. There are times where I consider absolutely every way it will go wrong and I say screw and just don't say anything, or say very little. I wish people would be like "hey man, whatever you wanna say just say it". I also try to be the best friend I can be but It usually leads me to become used and then thrown away when I'm not needed.

"Both of us have had to struggle and fight and deal with a shitload of stuff to get to where we are today. MLP is a reminder of how important it is that we stay friends, and how few and far between true friends are."

"We can only imagine what it would be like to live in a place like Equestria, where crushing poverty and dysfunction just doesn't exist, and how much our lives would change if we ended up in a place like that. If both of us could have had that kind of start, imagine what we could do, especially in light of what we have already accomplished." I've been through this too, growing up poor really fucking sucks. It just adds a whole new level of obstacles for us. props to you and your friend brony :)

Just from how much shit i'm used to, I honestly expected to comeback to the thread to check on my post, and see either nothing commented, or /b/ type parasprite/griffon responses. I have never been so amazed as to how friendship can have such an impact on people. It's good to know that there are actually people out there that can relate to what i'm going through, and that I'm not alone. If only I knew you guys IRL. Oh well at least we got ponychan :)
>> No. 15783

It's >>15726

I gotta know, we seem extremely alike. Do you have a tendency to think about social situations a lot? Even before I posted this, I was cleaning my dorm room and wondering how I would write this post out, and how to best get it written. It's like when I'm not doing anything I think about what I would say to other people that I know, how they would react, or how I would react.
>> No. 15796
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if we all knew each other IRL, just judging by how supportive I see you all of each other, I think Equestria would emplode. I doubt it's ready for true friendship en mass.
>> No. 15810
oops sorry there were alot of posts I wanted to get to.
Also yes I do. sometimes when I try to post something I say what I wanna say and rephrase several times, to balance out whether or not I might be sounding a certain way. whether I put too much emotion into it or something. IRL too it happens, I tend to think about all the different ways the conversation can go, and how I would react, and I usually play a conversation in my head a few times before actually going for it.

I rewrote this post 2-3 times to get it how I thought it was right for example.
>> No. 15818
Nah, don't worry, as you might have seen, you aren't bothering anypony. Hell, I can empathize completely with everything you have said yet. Even if you have never met anypony who truly shared the magic of friendship with you, remember there is somepony out there who really, most importantly unrequitedly, would. I haven't met somepony like that yet, but at least I have this essential truth to cling on. And as weird as it might sound, some of these people might even be on this very chan. ;)
>> No. 15822
That sir, would be absolutely amazing :)
>> No. 15826
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Heh, I bet it would be. This chan might need something like a /soc/ board for stuff like this, only in not retarded. Imagine the huge amounts of friendship/magic possibly resulting. Can't guarantee that would be a good idea, though.
>> No. 15834
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why dont i know you all IRL? you are all the best friends a pony could wish for. you all love each other and respect another pony's opinions no matter what. you dont judge someone for what they think or what they do. you just realise that deep down, we all want the same thing; friendship and happiness.

MLP has also taught me that these things come hand in hand. that with friendship you'll find joy. and that with joy you'll find friendship.
i dont really know what point im trying to make, i guess its that you shouldn't wait for someone to be nice to you, and then hope you become friends. i know for a fact that the majority of people dont think in the same way as us ponies. they do not realise the power of happiness, and how easy it is to become friends with someone different, just by being nice.
so it is down to you ponies, its down to you to make people feel wanted and to feel loved. you need to take the initiative and make someone feel loved and wanted, no matter how different you are. friendship isn't defined by music taste or dress sense, but instead by how able one person is to make another feel happy.

so please ponies, for me, for ponies everywhere, go out tomorrow and make someone feel like they're needed. make them feel loved. make them feel like their friends.

after all, isn't that what being a pony is about?
>> No. 15838
if by soc you mean a social board? that might be a good idea, it might not but it would be a great way for people to meet together, we could try it to see how it works, if it doesn't work we simply take it down.
>> No. 15841
this is an epic idea, try to be friends with everypony regardless of anything. Since I don't have a picture, in the words of scootaloo "I'm liking this idea"
>> No. 15870
Yeah, I might actually try that out. I usually keep the amount of friendliness I share with other people in very strict bounds, mostly out of fear of rejection. Maybe it's just easier to not care anymore and simply expect nothing in return. People and their responses to your behaviour sadly never really meet your own expectations. I've always been very careful about that kind of thing, it usually resulted in me being hurt anyways. But whatever, somepony has to make the first step to make Equestria a little better of a place to live in.

Aye, that's what I meant. I guess you're right, if things go awry, one can still axe the whole thing. It's not like there is that much to lose by simply trying it out. Obviously, somepony has to propose the idea first to the staff. Ah well.
>> No. 15891
well if we get enough people to move for it we should make a thread to ask em, shouldn't be too hard
>> No. 15898
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I got emotional over one part actually.

Winter Wrap Up? When Twilight started crying.

Holy fuck I felt like shit and teared up. I don't normally do that with ANYTHING, movies, games, nothing. But just the whole thing of her fucking up everything she tried and then when she got yelled at? I felt TERRIBLE about that.
>> No. 15907

That part really hit me to ='(

I felt so bad! I know how it felt do try so hard to help and make a mess of things at the end of it.
>> No. 16156
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Psh. Don't worry about it, brony. I cry at fuckin' everything. And same as you, I would say I tear up at least once in every episode.

Being female, though, I feel guilty for feeling a mild sense of relief from knowing that it's more socially acceptable for women to shed tears than a man... Unfortunately society has deemed it unacceptable for a male to get emotional over media. :/ Guh.
>> No. 16159
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same here 19 year old male, and a metalhead to boot. and i agree with ya bronie
>> No. 16163
That's my expression when I don't cry at MLP. For some reason there's an emotional connection I just haven't established yet.
>> No. 16191
i love the way this cartoon (that wasn't even meant for our demographic) has united everypony like this. its friggin beautiful
>> No. 16223
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to be frank, this show's never made me really emotional yet. a couple fics i've read have made me tear up or even cry (and I have not read very many) and there have been times that my heartstrings have been tugged, but it's usually just overwhelming cuteness or thinking too much about things like how, for example, bad a life gilda probably has had to act the way she does, and how hurt and alone she almost definitely is in reality (the fanart dealing with that doesn't help much). I'm honestly a little surprised I haven't really felt that strongly yet, since just about anything with even the tiniest amount of dramatic depth can make me cry.

But still, this thread makes me feel extremely warm reading it. I love knowing that there are so many people who actually still have hearts left on the internet yet, and I love how this dorky show brings so many of us together. Even though I don't let it bring me down, the OP and many other replies here I can totally understand, and would totally be your bros and talk about cool stuff like that if you ever felt the need.
>> No. 16252

same. the show doesn't get me, beyond the occasional d'awww, but some of the fan works... and the fanon interpretation of Luna, too.
>> No. 16284
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In a mean Equestria sometimes a little friendship really is magic.
>> No. 16313
I feel like the reason this show and the whole adult fandom wave appeals to me is that it's pretty much trying to expand the horizons of what is socially acceptable to appreciate as an adult / male (both or either).

To me it's not so much getting sentimental about it as liking the cutesy atmosphere, so I'm not so much getting teary eyed as getting a ridiculous gleeful expression all over my face.
>> No. 16372
That wistful moment in the "Winter Wrap Up" song where Twilight resolves to be useful, despite not having the slightest idea how-- it doesn't hit me that hard as an idea, but the sad walk up the cliff and solo get me all misty-eyed.

Though to be slightly off-topic for a second, Batman: The Brave and The Bold really takes the cake for unexpected tears with me, for the time Batman was able to meet his parents in a reconstructed memory. Despite being a stranger to them (since he was in disguise), he hugged his mom without a word like he'd never get another chance...
>> No. 16415
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The only time so far the existence of this show had tears in my eyes was a crossover-fic about Robot Unicorn attack being a nightmare Rainbow Dash is having over and over again because of the loss of her father.
>> No. 16417
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Continuation of the quoted message.

This is where the tears will run. Read at your own risk.
>> No. 16425
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I feel exactly like this brony. Im going to be 30 in two weeks and the only joy I have in my life is this show and my only friends are anonymous strangers. I love watching and posting about the show but when Im away from my computer and just contemplating reality
>> No. 16439
not to get all "men have feelings too!" but this really bugs the hell out of me. everypony has emotions that occasionally need to be heard out. it doesn't have to be crying or anything like that, but at least to talk them out and let them be known. I've seen bros explode with emotion because they have them bottled up for so long, and it sucks. Showing emotion is a sign of weakness in society, delegated only to women unless it's anger or something. I've actually seen guys get pushed away from girls and such for showing some emotion. shit sucks
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So I herd you get emotional over fanart?
>> No. 16454
Oh god, this, so much. I am male, and this is precisely one of the reasons why I voluntarily retreated myself from society over time. Nowadays, I don't feel the need to hide my emotions behind a facade anymore, no matter what other people think. It's very sad that I actually had to relearn acting like that. This topic reminds me why I loathe society, at least a large part of it, never let it be said that I hate humanity in general, like some pseudo-intellectual misanthropic kid. I don't consider myself to be antisocial, quite the contrary actually, but god forbid if somepony tries to enforce stereotypical behaviour on me and shove retarded and outdated social norms down my throat. Especially if they completely contradict what I personally would do. I don't want to come over as some little brat who thinks he's misunderstood by society, yet doesn't see that the fault for everything happening to him lies in his own behavior, also, I don't want to have a free ticket on behaving like an antisocial retard, I just want people to at least try to understand why I do what I do. Oh well, I just hope nopony takes what I just said in the wrong way, it's pretty hard to accurately express this kind of thing.
>> No. 16456
>ITT: real men

(sorry femponies, not being sexist or nothin')
>> No. 16464
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this brony, this. I read this and it was like someone opened a book and it was about me. I tried to comment on this trying to follow up with it, but I can't. You just took the core of what I believe and put it in a paragraph, something I could never do. I completely agree and get what you meant. I'm screen capping this post just by how epic it is, at least in my book

I gotta ask if this is you?
>> No. 16468
just a heads up, we were talking about a /soc/ board so I decided to try to move the idea forward and posting the idea on /meta/. if anypony wants to help support it or something here it is >>568
>> No. 16477
Whew, I can't really tell whether you're being ironic or not, but since you're a brony, I'm just gonna give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you aren't. Don't take it the wrong way, it's hard to empathize with people over the internet, what with the complete lack of nonverbal communication and stuff. Not trusting anypony has never helped solve any issue, though. Other than that, I personally think being assertive, rather than constantly adapting to your surroundings, is the major trait inherent to manliness (Dear god, I hate this word, but it just fits the most). And from what I've read here up until now, that's what many of us are trying to be.

Nope, not me. Except for >>15818 and all the following stuff, I haven't written anything in this thread yet. I'm really grateful that at least you are able to relate to what I just wrote, though. Most people usually just try to forget about the whole issue, which is pretty sad in my book.
>> No. 16502
I don't think he was being ironic, With the way the thread has been going, I think he posted that saying that we're real men because we've actually come out, said fuck it, and exposed ourselves.

No problem brony, seems like alot of ponies in here have alot in common, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. what does come as a surprise is how open people have been about it
>> No. 16510
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This is how I feel now.
>> No. 16512
I know that feel, bro. I know that feel.
>> No. 16514
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Ah, alright, just like I though. I stand corrected, then.
>> No. 16515
I feel the same... Also, just a few days ago, I was laughing at rotten.com
>> No. 16517
op is a parasprite
>> No. 16521
I have experienced something similar, but let's just leave it at that, I don't want to get into any details. I've heard many similar stories, too. There is a post I found on /co/ that explains this kind of behaviour pretty well, actually. Personally, I can perfectly relate to it:

“Shame” is an interesting word. I think the cuteness and childishness appeals to our original innocence, and innocence knows no shame.

Ponies are not the beginning either; /b/tards have a history of embracing cute and innocent things. That was Boxxy’s appeal. Then there’s cats. Rozen Maiden. Robot Unicorn Attack. The list goes on. What’s interesting is this runs parallel with the /b/tard reputation for being the most vile, wretched goblins on the entire interflanks.

I think they’re connected. I think in order to get a disgusting perverted adult, you have to start with a kid just oozing innocence, and beat the fuck out of them. Feed them lies, then laugh at them for believing you. Watch the disillusion sink in as their innocence is torn from them in childhood, seared out of them in school, and then are cast out into Equestria to be bachelor frogs.

So they clop and they struggle with major depression and they rage and they do all the things damaged people do. But somewhere deep down they remember what they were. Maybe part of them is still that way. They see ponies, and damn society’s gender roles, they like them. Then they clop to them, but then they continue to watch the show because it reminds them of something good and pure they had before the hardness of Equestria robbed them of it.

>> No. 16522
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Yeah modponies

We're gunna need a /soc/ board likely
>> No. 16523
I realize this post might be completely out of context, but the main point still stands.
>> No. 16538
Fillyosophy Board

The mindset of living a life the pony way.
How to not sweat the parasprites in life, laugh, party and know friendship!
>> No. 16550
I feel the same way. I wish my life was filled with nothing but The Elements Of Harmony. This show has taught me what life should be about. I think if we focused on these things, everything else will fall into place.
>> No. 16558
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I'm with ya. I've been having bouts of depression over what to do with my life in recent months, and this show makes me feel better. I'm 26 years old.
>> No. 16559
Pinkie Pie: Don't sweat the small stuff. Learn to laugh at yourself and Equestria, it's all silly when you think about it. Also trust your instincts, many times they are right.

Fluttershy: Be considerate of others and respect their feelings. Sometimes we hold in how we feel, but when it counts don't be afraid to say what you truly think. Especially when something hurts somepony.

Rainbow Dash: Confidence and daring can bring you accolades, but practice makes perfect. A little ego helps you take that first step sometimes.

Applejack: Hard work and initiative are respected when applied to something you care about. Never be to proud to ask for help, and appreciate the help given.

Twilight Sparkle: Knowledge truly is power. Knowing more about Equestria is great, but you also have to live in it. Living is when you see beyond the books and screens, and find the magic already around you.

Rarity: Caring about yourself, in looks and health is the first steps in caring about you. It means taking the time to find your style and being brave enough to shine. A healthy self image projects to others.
>> No. 16568
I love this.
>> No. 16570
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Absolutely this.
>> No. 16572
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Oh damn, I ended up reading this whole thing. Outside of "op is a parasprite" it seems like everypony in this thread is "real", and I love that.

I wanna point out that, as made obvious by this thread, you're not the only one. And it might feel weird to let it all out too much here knowing that it's linked a lot on 4chan and other public places and parasprites may abound at some point, but damned if I don't feel the same way as you do about a lot of things.

I've wrestled with the same issues myself a lot but as life goes on I realize more and more that people and "society" care less about you as you grow older and further past highschool, and you really can just be yourself and stop worrying about it. Even if you have not met similar people in reality yet, things like this thread are proof that we're out there, all around--and you can rest easy knowing you're not the only one who feels this way.

I've not been a /b/tard since like 2006 but this post makes so much sense. I've been tired of how the majority of the internet as I know it just constantly parasprites and keeps that 8th-grade mentality of hate everything and put down everypony because it's "fun and hilarious", but when you think about it a lot of people who act even the most insufferably are in reality nice guys who've been broken down by people who acted the same way to them when they were younger. I think things like this pony phenomenon are great boons to work as a medicine of sorts against that kind of vicious cycle and I hope it keeps going strong.

Also, I love you guys.
>> No. 16604
This thread needs to be kept forever. I just love skimming through these stories and life lessons. It gets me all emotional.
>> No. 16617
Yeah, this thread is like a manifestation of friendship that we built with our very own hands.
>> No. 16619
I'm 20 years old. I've never been able to find real work (bottom dropped out when I was getting ready to enter the workforce) and so turned to certain petty crimes and drug dealing to make ends meet.

I'm a very cynical, lonely person. I don't leave the house without a switchblade in my stock and a gun on my hip, because I've needed them before; not even because of what I've done for a living, but people have tried to bust into my pad before and I've been the victim of an attempted mugging.

Ponies makes me feel like did when I was a little kid and I didn't need to be so hardened. Feels bad and good at the same time.
>> No. 16625
i'm eighteen. i try to live my tripcode, and for the most part, i'm successful. ponies haven't changed that; i'm still the same cynical, vindictive, hateful fuck i always was.

difference is, i'm happier than i've ever been in a long time.
>> No. 16680
Another 18 year old male college bronie here. Even though I've experienced no trauma in my life I am still very cynical about our Equestria, we live in a Equestria where greed and power rules and where we seem to be taught to be afraid of others. Fuck. That. Why can't us Humans learn a lesson from MLP and embrace friendship and happiness and stop hating on each other? Makes no sense man
>> No. 17234
OP mentioned tearing up at every ep and it made me wonder if there's anypony out there like me.

Without being affected by the forlorn escapism a lot of people seem to experience, I still bawl at pretty much every ep of MLP, but it's happy tears. I don't know what it is about FiM, but it turns my grin on from start to finish and whenever I really get into it the waterworks start flowing.

I had to pause Winter Wrap Up at least twice to collect myself when the ep came out. I was a wreck at the climax of Sonic Rainboom. I'm glad no one's around when I watch this show, lol.
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I'm honestly, really glad that my first thread in /pony/ has become so popular. Not to mention the bonding and the stories that have come from it.
It makes me very very happy that I could have played a small role in this.
>> No. 17636
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I have only teared up from laughing at the show not so much from the sad parts. Through the sad parts i have sadface but i know it'll somehow be okay.
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MLP:FiM makes me feel like a kid again, when cartoons were funny and charming and made me want to jump in and join the adventure. I guess it could be sort of nostalgic, but for me it's sort of the opposite. Instead of making me long for those days, it brings back the simple feeling I got back then and calms my nerves. I can't really imagine crying from a pony episode unless they decided to get uber-serious/grimdark for some reason (maybe an ep where Twilight has to 'grow up' and leave Ponyville or something) but even then I don't see myself getting that emotional over a cartoon. There are too many other more painful things in life for it to have that kind of affect on me. 19 yo brony here.

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