During my time off from the True Capitalist Radio show, I’ve had a lot of time to think about things. Recently, I’ve been on this rampage about Bronies, Anime and other cartoon fandom. The reason for this is because of non-stop trolling for a year straight by these folks, and how “some” (not all) of these cartoon people bask in how close their “fandom” is to pedophilia (its documented all over the Internet). But since I’ve had a chance to contemplate, the rational side of me has finally set in.
The Bronies have been a part of the TCR listener base since 2009-2010, when it was nothing more than a 4chan meme that memed itself into reality. And frankly, they’ve been the most bizzare, annoying, yet most loyal fan base I’ve had for some time. Had to go back in time on the Internet to remember this. For example, here’s Tara Strong (voice actress from MLP) from 2012.
I saw this the other day and remembered that not “all” Bronies are sick freaks. I remembered Bronies as a socially inept people who found sociality under the umbrella of this fandom; and that’s how most of them genuinely were back then. But as with anything, time and “more people” turned the fandom into something that has tarnished the community into a pedo-like stereotype. And the influence of that stereotype has soured my perspective of Bronies, to the point where I am verbally bashing them on a consistent basis.
So I want to give an olive branch to the Brony fans of True Capitalist Radio who are not mentally disturbed or pedophiles. I understand that Brony fandom is intertwined with TCR fandom. This is my olive-branch! I, from now on, will attempt to refrain from painting the Brony and cartoon watching community with a broad brush. I know many of you are loyal fans and love the show, and I genuinely appreciate that!
I’m even willing to send True Capitalist Radio correspondents to this year’s Bronycon so we can have TCR representation; I’m not kidding! So I hope the TCR bronies and cartoon people of the show accept my olive-branch and continue to be loyal fans of the show.