(Horrifically Embarrassing) Life Moments 7
I want to say that I’m proud to be part of this fandom…But I’m really not. >////>; In fact, I’m often times mortified by a good number of absolute morons that identify themselves as bronies. I’m not saying everyone in the fandom is stupid, but I can only be embarrassed for and uncomfortable with being associated with them when the only solution to a theater having technological difficulties is to cry and shout like a huge group of children.
forwardbiaspony, articusden, Lunar Apologist (my special somepony), and I went to see the new Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rock movie on Saturday, along with many other fans. The movie itself was enjoyable (especially loved all the new music), but near the climax of the movie, the file/disk/what have you, malfunctioned and it was unplayable. Hollering, shouting, screaming, profanities, and various other garbage echoed through the theater as the lot of adult-babies had a huge, disgusting temper tantrum over something the theater itself could not control. They tried to re-run the movie from where it had problems, but again, it failed. And following, more pissing and moaning.
I understand that it can be upsetting to be unable to finish the movie. But I’m sorry, what really could happen at the end of the movie!? Would the ending be such a surprise from any other kid’s movie/MLP episode/etc??? And that aside, what good does shouting do? It doesn’t make your group - already ostracized due to the oddness of the crowd it attracts as is - seem any less bizarre to the world. It certainly doesn’t make the movie magically work again. All it does it perpetuate the stereotype that bronies are a bunch of freaks not to be taken seriously.
And what of the children that attended? What kind of rolemodel does that set!?
I guess I’m just disappointed. In a way I shouldn’t be…but I actually am. I had hoped, for some strange reason, that perhaps there were more well-adjusted people who enjoyed ponies and could handle life maturely….But apparently not.
And I know I’m generalizing, and I know that in the theater, our little group likely wasn’t the only bunch that was embarrassed for and disgusted by the rampage of a few…But still. Really, guys?
Bleh. It’s kinda sad that, even though Rain and I very much enjoy cosplaying, and have been used to the stigmas associated with doing it in public, the biggest wave of relief was when I realized that we were in basic street clothes; and once we left the theater, it would be quite hard to associate us with the obnoxious group of bronies that had a hissy-fit over a movie.
tl;dr: Sort of a PSA: Don’t forget that you’re not only representing yourself, but also the community as a whole when you go out and show off your “brony pride” or whatever. There’s a reason we’re looked down upon…[Again, generalizing, and I might get some flack, but whatev. I’ve lost what little hope I had for this fandom…] >.>;;