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Permanently Leaving The Fandom

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 2:37 AM
Hello everyone!

As the title says, I'm thinking of leaving the fandom. 

At first, it was perfect, absolutely amazing, everybody supported each other...One reason I joined the Brony community is that I was getting no support from the Lion King fandom. And obviously that was a constantly dying fanbase as TLK was just a movie series. Not a continuing TV Show.

But now, our fandom has died down. People don't really care much for each other any more. No, I'm not aiming this at anyone in particular. But you guys, my friends; are the only true bronies I think who have stayed true to what the fandom means. One of the first mottos were
"forgive and forget"
This obviously means nothing to the fanbase anymore. 
For example; drawponies He had traced some screencaps from the show and made money from it. He came forward almost instantly to apologise to us all, and that takes serious guts. He promises never to trace again, and he is truly sorry for what happened, and even though the motto is "forgive and forget" most his watchers or fans have gone mad at him even after apologising. Yes, he was in the wrong, but he's sorry for it. It wasn't the right thing, but that is no reason to treat them like they committed murder. To me it's no worse than people making money from doing vectors traced from the show. It is effort yes, but you're leaching off the creators of the show. It's a controversial subject, and I'm not part of it... but I'm just trying to make a point. If someone makes a mistake, and no one got hurt, it's plain kindness to forgive and forget.

What has finally pushed me over the line is another art site I've been using, Derpibooru. You upload your art and you can get favourites, upvotes, downvotes and comments. It's a really neat system. But in my year or two of being there, I've realised the users care only for canon characters in artwork and if its something they disagree with, or if it's not a full blown masterpiece they downvote. Instead of using filters, they make the artist feel bad by downvoting. It just winds me up. I know you can't please everybody, but it just really hurts to know instead of just passing by, someone takes their time out to downvote. I've also realised that they're mainly obsessed with incest, diapers and things I don't even want to mention.

"love and tolerate" 

...is another motto used...or what WAS ONCE used... 

To me, it's corroded into rot and is now;

"hate and be intolerant"

Sorry about the rant. I wont be quitting art, I'll still be drawing ponies and what not, but I'm no longer considering myself as part of the herd.

  • Mood: Angsty
  • Watching: Seriously Strange
Miles Bright - Equestria Girls - Inspiration by SJArt117
Miles Bright - Equestria Girls - Inspiration
A surprise collab of Miles Bright done by myself and PoshPete117

He gifted me a traditional sketch and I just had to digitalise it as a collaboration piece.

Hope you like it!

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Miles Bright (c) PoshPete117

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Journal Entry: Sun Apr 26, 2015, 8:48 AM


Hey everyone!

Here's a quick journal featuring my favourite hi-vis pon pon person!

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  • Mood: Egghead
  • Watching: Seriously Strange
  • Eating: Mini Pizza!

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Permanently Leaving The Fandom

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 2:37 AM
Hello everyone!

As the title says, I'm thinking of leaving the fandom. 

At first, it was perfect, absolutely amazing, everybody supported each other...One reason I joined the Brony community is that I was getting no support from the Lion King fandom. And obviously that was a constantly dying fanbase as TLK was just a movie series. Not a continuing TV Show.

But now, our fandom has died down. People don't really care much for each other any more. No, I'm not aiming this at anyone in particular. But you guys, my friends; are the only true bronies I think who have stayed true to what the fandom means. One of the first mottos were
"forgive and forget"
This obviously means nothing to the fanbase anymore. 
For example; drawponies He had traced some screencaps from the show and made money from it. He came forward almost instantly to apologise to us all, and that takes serious guts. He promises never to trace again, and he is truly sorry for what happened, and even though the motto is "forgive and forget" most his watchers or fans have gone mad at him even after apologising. Yes, he was in the wrong, but he's sorry for it. It wasn't the right thing, but that is no reason to treat them like they committed murder. To me it's no worse than people making money from doing vectors traced from the show. It is effort yes, but you're leaching off the creators of the show. It's a controversial subject, and I'm not part of it... but I'm just trying to make a point. If someone makes a mistake, and no one got hurt, it's plain kindness to forgive and forget.

What has finally pushed me over the line is another art site I've been using, Derpibooru. You upload your art and you can get favourites, upvotes, downvotes and comments. It's a really neat system. But in my year or two of being there, I've realised the users care only for canon characters in artwork and if its something they disagree with, or if it's not a full blown masterpiece they downvote. Instead of using filters, they make the artist feel bad by downvoting. It just winds me up. I know you can't please everybody, but it just really hurts to know instead of just passing by, someone takes their time out to downvote. I've also realised that they're mainly obsessed with incest, diapers and things I don't even want to mention.

"love and tolerate" 

...is another motto used...or what WAS ONCE used... 

To me, it's corroded into rot and is now;

"hate and be intolerant"

Sorry about the rant. I wont be quitting art, I'll still be drawing ponies and what not, but I'm no longer considering myself as part of the herd.

  • Mood: Angsty
  • Watching: Seriously Strange

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M7Fire Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
*glomp attack!*
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Oliver-el-mediocre Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
thank you for the watch 
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SJArt117 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No problem! Your artwork astounds me!
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cdot284 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did this at the beginning  of the month

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SJArt117 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No way! That is soooo cool! =3 I tried sketching him once and it turned out awful. XD
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