oh and first?
props for the brony shirt.
Yes! It's finally up! Thanks Seth! Sorry I emailed it to you and not the submit, force of habit. INB4 my inbox is spammed with comments all the time.
Absolutely loved it, and first.
North Texas?! I must meet this guy!
"Dear whoever's gonna follow me, I'm so sorry."Best closing line, EVER.
You rock back and forth too much. But so do I!
They may laugh at him, but they are only laughing at their own insecurity. ಠnಠ
How many little girls would know about California Girls? I think I've heard my eight-year-old niece sing it.Personally, I'm not sure he has any daughters or nieces (by blood or friendship). Props to him, though: that was, IMO, a well-made presentation.
Too bad the videos chocked on him, but that was a kickass presentation.GOOD WORK!
@Forderz Believe it or not, I was kind of nervous! :D
I feel better about my pony addiction now.
Great presentation! And well-researched.This is one of the few times I've seen a brony mention G2 (or, at least, understand that it's not the same thing as the MLP Tales show). Poor ol' G2!Incidentally, Bonnie Zacherele originally wanted MLPs to be a preschool toy for girls AND boys, in realistic horse colors. So in a way, attracting male fans brings My Little Pony full circle to the beginning.
@FordWell, yeah, you can be sure that I have no daughters, but I actually have 5 nieces! They reenact soap operas and stuff, but I've never heard 'em sing Katy Perry! Thanks for the comment!
@ladymoondancer Wow! Thanks for the info, I knew about My Pretty Pony, but I never knew about the pan-gender aspirations. Again, thanks!
@Vintage VCRJust once I want some one to start up one of these and have an audience member go crazy."You're a brony too? NO WAY!"
You know, now that I've seen the whole thing, I think this has a pretty common problem in classroom presentations (certainly one I'm guilty of): Pimping something you like, rather than researching the material. Most of that video was dedicated to how awesome MLP:FIM is, but very little of it was actually focused on the 'evolution of the product line'.In fact, I don't remember him mentioning the earlier shows at all, which were just as important to the product line considering that they're the principal marketing tool. There was just a timeline and a few short slides before it cut away to 'check out how awesome this show is guise!' To be honest I was a little disappointed.
Everyday I'm ponying...That was amazing! Thank you.
@DietBakingSoda I'm sorry, I felt that way too, but at 3:00 AM I just couldn't be bothered to get a bunch of pics and write about like 5 more versions. I'm sorry you were disappointed, we can't all be Physics Brony, and I'm not being sarcastic. :)
@Vintage VCR Neh, don't worry 'bout it. Sheeeeit, I did a presentation on 'the History of Metal' that was basically 2 minutes of 'Blues, blah blah, 60s rock, pencil holes in amplifiers, Black Sabbath, blah blah' and the rest of it was 'OMG GUISE CHECK OUT HOW AWESOME IN FLAMES AND THE HAUNTED ARE!!11!'. We ALL do that, but at least you got internet fame. for it.Actually, come to think of it, I did that presentation twice, since I didn't feel like doing identical projects in different classes, so...
@VintageVCR No problem. :) Here a video of Bonnie Zacherle at the 2008 MLP Fair showing two of her prototype ponies in realistic horse colors--one black and one tan and brown. At the 2:00 mark she says, "Why shouldn't boys play with ponies too?" So there you go, bronies. Validation straight from the original MLP creator's mouth. :)
@Vintage VCRAWESOME presentation man!Anyways jesus where are all my south texas bronies?? I mean I converted my doubles partner in tennis...BUT THAT'S IT D:
Great Presentation dude, +1 for Being an awesome brony, +1 again for having the courage to do that *I never would**Brohoof*
technical difficulties @_@
I really wish I had the guts to do this. I'm ashamed of being a brony, it's just that I get really nervous doing presentations. Making it about ponies would just add to the nervousness.
"We are the herd"WE ARE THE BORG. YOU SHALL BE ASSIMILATED.
Points:1)he tends towards the "sing song" cadence you hear in most amateur presentations. It's something you have to watch out for because it makes you sound bored with the topic you're addressing, and can engender sympathetic boredomin the audience.2)He spends too little time on the given topic--the design evolution of the toys-- and too muchon the cartoon show and especially the fandom.If he wanted to discuss the show he should havespoken on the attributes of ALL the show's generations, and only mentioned the "brony" fandom as a side-point for discussing the G-4series.3)he tends toward generalities in hislanguage-- "lots more" hits, "it goes way up,"etc.-- when he has a detailed graph in frontof the audience. I may be biased toward the topic, but I'mthinking I would have given him a B- or C+on his presentation.
Ooh what an interesting presentation! (And also giving a speed history on older-gens!)
These never cease to amuse me.
@RHJuniorYeah, I'm gonna have to agree with you on those points. I was writing a similar critique but you beat me to it. Mine was a little less blunt, though, so I'm glad you wrote yours first.
Hmm...43000000? more like 44-45!
Good job on the presentation, that said, I need to make a point. I think you underestimate the cultural awareness of girls ages 6-16. I'm pretty sure they know what an iPhone is, as well as listen to Katy Perry.Still, you got some chutzpah to give a lecture on MLP to your class."The number one fear in America is public speaking, number two is death. So if you kill a guy before he gives a big speech, you're technically doing him a favor.
I really really love the brony/pony presentations that pop up. Please please PLEASE keep doing things like this and filming it. It's wonderful.
STAND STILL GODAMMIT
Your Alexa graph is flawed. You compare equestriadaily.com to 4chan.com. 4chan.com isn't the correct URL, it's a parked domain. When you compare equestriadaily.com to 4chan.org (the correct URL) 4chan wins hands down.http://traffic.alexa.com/graph?&w=400&h=220&o=f&c=1&y=r&b=ffffff&n=666666&r=3m&u=equestriadaily.com&&u=4chan.org&
Little girls arnt in a social bubble. I disagree with the argument that little girls wouldnt be familier iPhones, Katy Perry or Bridesmaids.
Awesome! Glad to see some sharp, accurate criticism here now that the knee-jerk "OMG SO GOOD" comments have died down. =D
Ive got that shirt too!!Nice presentation! :D