- Listening to: The Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"
- Reading: "Children at Play" by Richard Thompson
- Watching: MST3K - 701 "Night of the Blood Beast"
Not all MLP fans are demented furries with a fetish for clopfic; most of us just think it's a cute little show with a great cast of characters. Not all Wreck-It Ralph fans are insane Turbo defenders or squicky Jawbreaker shippers; most of us just find it to be a very entertaining and inspiring film. But when those obnoxious fans start acting out more, whether it's just because they want to make a point or because they think it's funny, it gives the rest of us a bad name.
Like I said, this all started because of a "make your own episode" discussion on Equestria Daily. The premise was "Suppose that Hasbro gives you, the average fan, free reign to pitch your own episode for an upcoming season - what's it about?" I saw people coming up with deliberately stupid ideas that would never, ever get made in a million years, like Trixie murdering Fluttershy or Gummy becoming an alicorn princess, and I'm thinking to myself "You know, this is why nobody respects this fandom. Everyone's acting like a moron." I'm embarrassed to tell people that I watch this show, because they all give me that look. Even my own sister thought I'd turned into a furry. It's gotten to the point where I almost don't want to watch the show anymore, if this is what I have to deal with.
And that's what the point of my rant was. If this is the sort of thing you legitimately enjoy, then hey, have fun with that. But when you go braying about it at the top of your lungs just because you want to see people's reactions, it makes you and the whole group look insane. I don't think there's anything that can be done to stop this, but it's still something that bugs the hell outta me.
Unfortunately, you'll get a lot of that with anything worthy of legitimate fannhood. I've seen that kind of stuff myself, though not quite to the degree you're having to endure. While I'm not particulary a MLP fan, my daughter Kitti606 and her husband Panicking Raven are and they are very sensible about it. I'm sorry you and others heve to deal with that extreme brand of "fanboy/girl-ism". Just try to find comfort in the fact that you are still in the majority.
Back when I hated the show, it wasn't really a good time for me to be on DA and see a ton of MLP art everywhere, so even if I don't hate it anymore I can still admit that the fandom can be pretty loud.
Just don't visit those sites anymore than. Yeah, it's hard to get away from it when you see it everywhere. There are some things that I am a fan of, but I'm not part of the fanbase - especially the ones with the crazy ones that act so immature and childishly.
I usually avoid these sites and enjoy the shows that I like to myself without having to deal with any drama. Or enjoy watching the show with friends and family. If I do meet people from those fandoms, (specifically the sane, nice, and intelligent kind), then yeah I'm able to enjoy it with them without having to deal with any drama.
Just don't worry about what others will say or think about you. If you like the show, great! If not, then that's okay, too.
But yeah, didn't know Wreck It Ralph had that side of the fandom too...
It's why most of the stories now that I write are satires mocking people who are saying things best left unsaid and really, acting out in public and making flaming asses of themselves and really, making most folks uneasy and, well, making people perceive the lot of the group as being the freaks that the small minority are.
I enjoy making Angelo the repeatned target of lampooning as well as some of the other clowns. The best thing is most of them are too stupid and imbecilic to realize I'm talking about them.
Maybe you just need to do some serious lampooning of those losers. You have the talent and skills, and I think you'd enjoy the delicious satire, being a fellow MSTie and all.
I've reached the exact same point when it came to the series. I got into it back when it started, but the fandom grew into such an eldritch abomination (and the fact that the show came on the same time as Young Justice) made me become a casual fan at best.
I dunno about any of you, but seeing videos, even documentaries (the trailers to them) of brony conventions where you see male teens and men jumping around, getting dressed in brony outfits, and singing songs from the show....that doesn't make the franchise seem inviting. It just makes you feel like you're hanging around a bunch of weirdos.
If this is Ralph/Vannelope, can't I legally inform the police about these people? I probably should....
I just finished the first part of the Bio-shock Infinite DLC Burial at Sea...let's just say the ending had me profoundly...shaken. And this is from someone who's played a lot of games, including BSI..