The image is kinda small, but I was able to read the whole thing (if you’re having problems open it in a new tab/window). For once, we’re shown in a completely positive light. The news paper is named “The Mercury”. I kinda wished they wouldn’t have added the /b/ronies logo though, those guys are extreme.

[Equestria Daily]

  • VioletYoshi

    We're probably shown in a positive light in other countries, as other countries probably aren't as rabid about homophobia as the US. I could be wrong, but I think that's what makes jerks target us. They're like scared little boys at the thought that men might play in the girls' clubhouse, and actually enjoy it.

  • ==Maverick==

    Ive never heard of this magazine, but I fully support it now lol

  • remmi

    Its a Tasmania newspaper and its part of the Thursday style section sadly the paper its self is sub-par for news because we are one of the smallest states in Australia but they do have some cool peps who write the extra sections as you can see :D

  • DerpySquad

    [Text Transcript – Sorry about any typos, spelling errors, etc]

    KID's TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has rounded up a unique group of male fans.

    The show, which is aimed at young girls, follows the adventures of the pony Twilight Sparkle and her circle of pony friends in Ponyville.

    In each episode, they teach the viewers lessons about friendship, social problems and interacting with each other.

    The fans have called themselves "Bronies" a combination of the words "bro" and "pony" and they have established fan sites like to share their love of all thinks My Little Pony.

    Even the show's executive producer and developer, Lauren Faust, has got behind the Bronies and their fandom.

    "This might be a little short-sighted on my part, but I just assumed that any adult man who didn't have a little girl wouldn't even give it a try." an amused Faust told website

    "The fact that they did and that they were open minded about cool enough to embrace it and love it and go online and talk about how much they love it, I'm kind of proud."

    While it might seem unusual for older fans to like My Little Pony, there's a long history of adult jokes being put into children's entertainment to help parents get through them with their sanity intact.

    It was inevitable that adults would eventually start enjoying them without children.

    Yo Gabba Gabba, the bewildering sing-song children's show, has built up a steady stream of older fans.

    So have animted shows like Sponegebob Squarepants.

    Movies that are staples in modern pop culture, like Transformers started out as children's shows in the 80s.

    While it might have been innocent fun then, now fans base their retro love on nostalgia and irony, as well as genuine interest.

    But don't peg the Bronies as only ironically liking My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – their passion for the show is real.

    And their fandom has turned My Little Ponies into an internet meme.

    From mashed-up movie trailers to artwork based on the show, the fans are rabid content generators. Perhaps the Bronies are onto something.

    TV Critics have investigated the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic phenonmenon and come back converts to the pony cause.

    Todd Van Dewerff, critic for the website A.V. Club ( reviewed the show and called it legitimately entertaining, lots of fun and the most joyful show on TV.

    And while watching a show designed for young girls might not be everyone's cube of sugar, the bronies can teach us about keeping an open mind and liking the things that appeal to us, even if it seems a little unusual and strange.

  • DerpySquad

    I'll avoid going off on a rant here…

    I don't know jack about the rest of the world, but I would assume they are more open minded, America has a very tight asshole when it comes to stuff like this. I mean in Europe they have commercials which show nudity, or like anime which gets censored over here. That and most other countries probably still actually report news.

    Over here its not news, its about what horrific story can we tell to bump up our viewership so the corporate sponsors make more money which in turn make us more money. We're not the only ones, but its a biggie in the states.

    What is going to grab more viewers…

    A. Tonight on the News, a new fandom of men who highly enjoy colorful equine and try to follow the life lessons of being open minded and to love and tolerate each other and even the haters.

    B. Tonight on the News, YOUR CHILD IS IN DANGER as an underground fandom of basement dwelling unemployed homosexual child predators watch My Little Pony and try to lure little Timmy out of the park.

    The answer is B, and all the bible thumping religious fanatics out there will thrive on it, and watch the commercials which turn the wheels of corporate sponsors.

    Its just how the world works, and I for one will love and tolerate their freedom of speech. Otherwise, could care less.

  • Plaster

    I have a rant I think you would love to read DerpySquad. Its on my day

  • derpymaths

    oh for sure, north americans are the most high-strung people in the world. its the same here in ontario, canada. seems like all the aussies and kiwis i know are so much more easy going.

  • Plaster

    well when every day you have to dodge things that are out to kill you from every direction, some things just seem petty