Well it seems our little community has been in the news most recently (community = FiM fans, not DerpyHooves.com), as Seth over at EqD was part of an interview on an NPR Radio Show, by the name of Bluff, The Listener. You can find the news article from EqD and links to the show itself right here. And of course we get painted as unemployed basement dwellers with no lives. To note, Seth did a very good job of presenting the community in a not so insane light (and again makes me glad this site didn’t become as popular as EqD, I wouldn’t be interviewed for all the tea in china, yes ALL the tea).
Sadly my internet is being cranky and I didn’t get to listen to the interview, just read the transcript off the Bluff page, and it seems to be only part of the show. But from what I saw, said it was unemployed men 18 to 20 and that Seth runs the blog from his mother’s basement. Like Seth says in the post, do not freak out, this is how these shows get ratings. Sadly there is no “news” anymore, just news related shows trying to kill each other over ratings and money. The good old days of when a news reporter would sit down, and tell you everything that happen is now long gone. Do we go with the kittens being saved from a storm drain story, or the toddle who’s face got ripped off by rabid dogs? You know which one they are going to pick. But there is no point in huffing up over what the media tells everyone. And of course they do this without researching most of the facts.
So you ignore them, and tolerate them. We all know what this community is about, and who we are. Like any group, yes I’m sure there are unemployed bronies who may live with their parents, and may possibly live in the sub-ground section of the house. But hey, the economy sucks here in the States. I’m sure over 51% of the community are late high school and college bound bronies. We have a ton of talent floating around with all the games, artwork, plushes, pins, nicknacks, videos, music. So who cares what NPR of all things would think, they get filed right next to Fox News in my “bat shit crazy” file cabinet.
Do I live in my parents basement? God no. Am I employed? Yes, 8 years with the same company as a truck driver. I think we’ll be going with Plaster’s idea for a site slogan – The Working Man’s Pony Site. Its more the fact that Plaster & I are blue collar workers, and that is why the site isn’t updated constantly.
And that’s my two bits. And for the record, these kinds of things is what I mean by “long winded”. Coming up next, Arts & Crafts Wrap Up.
Goooood Morning Equestria,
PinFilly wishes to announce (back on the 19th…) that Pony Pin Pre-Orders are now open over at PonyOrders. Shipping will depend on your location, and it will take 3 weeks to a month to get the pins from the company once they have been ordered.
Ordering can be located right here.
Feedback is also listed on the site.
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Repeat from Equestria Daily, seems the bronies have been talked about on Fox News, specifically on a show called Red Eye. I haven’t had the time to check around, namely the almost 200 comments on EqD nor the comments on the youtube video, but generally it seems bronies are pissed at this.
If you have never seen Red Eye, its basically the ‘joke’ news show of the Fox News, airs at like 3am on Fridays. Of course Fox News itself is an utter joke and should be shunned, there are just plain (pardon my french) fucking crazy on that channel, and typically attempt to act like an actual news network like CNN, but yet call it more entertainment than news. Either way, Red Eye is specifically non-serious if you have never seen it. One of their field reporters is my favorite human in the world, Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungeus of the band GWAR (and my favorite band since 13). Dave’s an awesome guy, but even on this show he is playing his part of Oderus, lead singer and pirate space alien of Gwar (do some research).
Either way, I watched it, and just shrug it off. Maybe you know who these guests are, I see a comedian I have never seen nor heard, an aging fellow of probably 50 years old, and some woman. And as other bronies have said, love and tolerate. But either way, brony or not, you just can’t let people like this actually get under your skin, makes life much better.
If you do a ctrl+f search for MY LITTLE PONY on Hasbro’s Investor Relations Newsletter, you’ll find that there are a bunch of new merchandise that aren’t toys slated to be released in the undetermined future
In case you don’t want to search through ALL THAT SMALL TEXT here’s a rundown of what to look out for in the coming months:
-Bedding (To be determined, the final contracts have yet to be signed at the time of the letter’s posting.)
-Flip Flops (Sethisto made a funny referencing Gilda.)
-More Shirts (how about some men’s sizes?!)
-Toothpaste and Toothbrushes (I almost got the orajel pack, I had to stop myself from being a moran and ditched it in a random aisle in walmart.)
And if you have kids/are a collector.
-My Little Pony Ride-Ons (like those battery operated jeeps and barbie cars all the cool kids had and drive around in.)