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  1. I need help with a persuasive speech for my Oral Communications class at CCAC. I chose the topic, "Bronies & Pegasisters: The Fan Community of My Little Pony: Friendship is magic." But I have a problem that involves these questions that got me confused: 1. What is your topic? Bronies & Pegasisters: The Fan Community of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2. What is your specific purpose? 3. What action do you want your audience to take? 4. What steps will be taken to answer potential objections your audience may have to your position? Use specific examples. 5. What method will you use to gain attention and why do you think it will be effective? 6. How will you establish your credibility in the introduction? 7. What are the main points you will discuss? 8. Specifically, what are the two references to your outside sources you will use in the speech and why do you think they will be effective? 9. Give examples of at least two emotional appeals you will use and discuss why you think they will work. 10. Did you use any literary techniques? If so, describe one specific technique and why you decided to use it. 11. What part of your speech content do you think your audience will be most excited about? Use specific examples. 12. As far as your delivery, state two goals you have for how you can make this speech more effective? I don't suppose anyone can help me with these questions and also provide some info for my speech, can they?
  2. ^ ^ Hello everypony! My name is Showstopper Star and I am new to this website. I was wondering if anypony out there is from Jolly Ol' England like I am, and If any of you are attending the animecon in feburary. It would mean alot to know that there are other pony-lovers out there as well as me, who live in Britan. :) - Showstopper Star
  3. If anyone is interested, here is a list of Brony Groups around the country from Meetup.com. There may be one near you. I wish there was one near me. I may start one eventually...
  4. Hey Everybody, so I'm doing an English paper about us bronies, and I need a bit of research, ya know about stuff like what we do, and why we like the show, and stuff like that. So if you could just tell me how you got started on the show, and why you like it, and what being a brony is to you, that would be great! Thank a ton!
  5. i thought this would be a fun topic, what type of pony would you be and why? Personally, i would be a pegasus, ive always loved the idea of flying and nothing thrills me more than going fast while im hanggliding...which is sadly the closest I can get to wings here...how about you?
  6. I'm trying to get together a list of good movies that have characters in them with real brony-type characteristics. That is, guys that uphold the elements of friendship, at least within their own groups. So far I've got: Clerks (or any of that series): Dante and Randall are practically inseparable friends, and while they may bicker, they ultimately try to help each other. Also, Jay and Silent Bob are very brony characters, and Silent Bob is even know to dole out Bronylike advice (when he speaks). The Outsiders: Man, all those guys rally had were each other. A classic. Animal House: A great movie all around, and these guys go to wacky lengths to look out for one another, or more to the point, usually get revenge for one another. Revenge of the Nerds: Very similar in gropu dynamic to Animal House, but a closer group of friends. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: May sound corny, but they are bros. And their sensei has taught them well how to care for each other. Big Trouble in Little China: Just a guy helping out his buddy. Helping him break into the base of a 2000 year old demonic warlord to rescue his girlfriend. That takes a true brony. Dodgeball: It's a good underdog movie about regular joes trying to be great at something. That's all I can think of for now, as it is a bit late for my brain to function on a decent level. I'll post more as I think of them. Feel free to add any you think suit.
  7. Have you actually tried to convert others? If you did, how did it go? The only person I converted was my little brother. When he found out that I liked the show, he was actually indifferent towards it because he thought it was actually a show for teenagers and older. It was because he first found out through Masterlinkx, a youtube user who is a young adult fan of Nintendo. He never checked it for himself because he associated this "cute looking show for teenagers" with one that exists: Happy Tree Friends, which is very violent, stupid, and unappealing to him. I explained to him that it is actually a little girl's show. He doubted it at first and then started to condesend me a little. But, he really started to not take me seriously anymore when it was confirmed when he saw a commerical advertising the toy of the show. However, eventually he was bored enough to actually give the show a try, but he really didn't like the pilot episodes. I told him, I didn't like them too, but you should still watch them to get a feel for these characters and the show really gets better when they have no plot and have random episodes. As soon as he watched the Ticket Master, he really loved the show as he said it reminded him of the good old cartoons such as Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends. He truely became a fan and actually tried to convert his friends, but failed as he got ridiculed. My brother is a pretty confident guy, he just shrugged it off and pitied them as they don't know what they are missing he says. Well, I am not confident to convert my friends, so I always decided to be mute about it until the perfect time aries. A few times I made some references to it and they did ask where, but I cowardly told them to search it up themselves which they never did. I decided to wait for them to actually see some MLP material which would be the next time they came over to my house, but it didn't go so great... I have two desktops and one laptop. They all have MLP related backgrounds. One had the Heavy, Scout, and Rainbow Dash in a Gmod shot. My friends assumed that this whole shot was actually from Team Fortress and thought nothing from it. One had a realistic drawing of Discord. While they were impressed how cool it looked, but they didn't asked where its from and I was mute about it. However, my third one was a drawing of Celestia and Luna, but drawn in a way that wasn't really cartoonish. And one of my friends finally reacted to it. "What is up with this pony thing?" Before I could make a response, my other friend said "Oh God, reminds me of a nasty pronz video I watched called Clop Clop." He said he only watched it because of curiosity as it was referenced in Reddit and because of that, my friends will never like the show. It's terrible to think that the sick minority of people who love this show are one of the many big reasons why it receives so much hate. Oh well. Sorry if this post was too long and probably will get ignored, but w/e.
  8. First off, I'm not a proffessional anything. I never hated during my turn to Bronyhood, nor have I received any hate. But I always try to see things from both perspectives to reach a better understanding of how the other side feels. So here goes. And, this is just my best guess. To really understand what fuels Bronyhate, the first thing to look at is the demographic of the group. It seems that most Bronies and Haters are male age 18-30. Behaviorally, we're pretty much the same. Raised in the 80's-90's, our culture was fairly constant as we matured. Going by that, the next step toward understanding is to look at the reasons My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is such a polarising topic. 1) The Pink and the Blue. Think about the toys you had growing up. untill the 1940's-1950's (or maybe later?) all kids played with pretty much the same stuff. Jacks, Balls, Wagons. Jump ropes. Regardless of gender, these were what they knew. Fast forward a decade or two, and you get Barbie, specifically aimed at girls. A few years later, Matchbox cars for boys. Now even then it wasn't such a big deal to play with one or the other whether your a boy or girl, but it's the seed of an idea, and that seed bore vast fruit in the 1980's. Yes, those 80's. This decade brought the Pink aisle. Girls were inundated with Barbies, Rainbow Brites, Strawberry Shortcakes, and, of course, My little Ponies; while boys got the G.I.Joes, He-man, and Ninja Turtles. Cartoons pushed all the major lines, with the Girly toys having even girlier shows behind them, and boys toys becoming macho, action-oriented, and more than a little violent. Lines were drawn in the store. Boys were to stay out of the pink aisle, for fear of being called 'sissy'. Teaparties were forbidden, yet wars encouraged. This sounds extreme, but it was the underlying whisper of our childhood. Lately, newer toys like Pokemon are working to break down gender lines, but the Pink aisle to this day remains as Pink as ever. Hasbro put MLP: FiM in the pink aisle. They didn't know any better, don't blame them. They didn't know what they had. They just followed forrmula. But the effect is that a groundbreaking, barrier-erasing show still has this unfortunate pink stygma attatched. This is not a Girly show. This is a show about friendship, in which the main characters happen to be girls. Which brings us to the Haters. The Haters don't see the show for what it is. They see it for what it was presented to them as by the media, i.e. Hasbro and the Hub and the Pink Aisle. Again, don't blame the Company, No one could know what MLP would become (except Lauren, but I digress). Haters are still trapped by the Stygma. The Pink Aisle is the societal norm to them, and any breach thereof, however minor, is still a subconscious threat to their way of life. The same could be said for overly rude people, or people who get away with cheating the government. Long story short, Haters hate 'cause they're expected to. Or at least they expect that they're expected to. Remeber to regard the Haters as 'pre-enlightened', for someday the stygma will drop, and the Pink Walls will fall, but it will take time. And understanding. 2) Jealousy. A simpler reason, but still reason enough. MLP: FiM gives me that great happy Joyous feeling that I want to share with the world. I imagine the same can be said for most bronies. But when the Hate crowd finds our reason for being so happy to be something they do not understand and view as preposterous, they make the following decision: I cannot be uplifted by the same means as -insert Brony- ; therefore I will bring him down to match my emotional state. It's often a dark, unhappy world out there. Remember that those who cannot see the light will try to keep those they love in the darkness with them, for fear of losing them to that which they do not understand. Anyway, this was just a guess, sorry it was so long-winded. And if I'm wrong, well, I've been wrong before. Let me know what you think, though!