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Calgary Journal: Calgary’s grown up ‘My Little Pony’ fans

27 Nov

Some Calgarians may be surprised to learned Bronyism exists in our own our backyard.

James Wilt, a MRU colleague and the owner of a mean moustache, previously sat down with the city’s leading Brony faction.

projectBrony later followed up with Wilt to get his thoughts on the experience. He described it as “extremely enlightening.”

There’s quite a stigma surrounding the community — and reasonably so, to be fair — but I found the people I dealt with for my story to be relatively ‘normal’ and cognizant of the rather subsersive role that they were playing. I still think the culture is pretty weird, in the sense that I simply can’t understand the appeal of the show, but each to their own. Any movement that helps to challenge traditional assumptions about ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’ is more than welcome, and these people seem to be doing a great job at it.

— James Wilt

Numbers and ponies don’t mix.

26 Nov

The highbrowed analysis isn’t limited to wordsmiths. Here, budding physicist Stephen Magnet breaks down the physical impossibilities portrayed on the show and warns of the dangerous message that could be sent to children.

More than 1.2 million people have watched this. Check out his math after the jump.

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Boys don’t cry. Bronies do.

25 Nov

Nigel Kirk, founder of Calgary’s Jane Taxpayer, spoke about how Bronies are a form of pseudo-feminism during a presentation at the Magpie Treasure Talks last June.

Kirk contends the majorly male group are challenging the definition of masculinity by professing their adoration for a show targeted to little girls.

It’s okay for Bronies to cry, It’s okay for them to be emotional, it’s okay for one guy to hug another guy, and to put a bit of emotion behind it. Typical males? No. But it’s a part of what defines many members of the Brony culture.

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