No More Bronies?

No More Bronies?

Hasbro, Inc., the toy and board game juggernaut, may be claiming the term "Brony" as their intellectual property. What does this mean for the adult fans of My Little Pony?

According to a blogger by the name of mandomommy (the mother of Andy "Mandopony" Stein, a musician known for his pony-themed songs), she recently received notice from the online store Zazzle, which allows users to upload their own content to be printed onto merchandise, that the term "Brony" was not permitted because it is a copyrighted word belonging to Hasbro, Inc. 

As reported by the pop culture site The Mary Sue the term "Brony" was actually conceived on the site 4chan two years before the moniker was officially used in the My Little Pony song "Equestria Girls".

The terms "Brony" and "Bronies" are now synonymous with the diehard fans of My Little Pony.  Bronies have received a bad rap in recent years because of the perceived oddity of their chosen obsession, in conjunction with a faction of Bronies that sexualize My Little Pony characters.  What does this mean for the future of the pop culture subset if their identity is legally stripped from them?



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Filed Under "Other" 6/18/2014 Source: The Mary Sue
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blackandyellow - 6/18/2014, 7:30 AM
This article may or may not have been written for the sole purpose of enjoying the comment section.
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 7:31 AM
That blue avatar....
MrFridayNights - 6/18/2014, 7:32 AM
Da fuq
MrFridayNights - 6/18/2014, 7:32 AM
Nobody here is a faggot
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 7:35 AM
Anyone know where I can get the blue avatar?
yossarian - 6/18/2014, 7:35 AM
SuperCat - 6/18/2014, 7:37 AM
B&Y introduced me to the term "clopper."
blackandyellow - 6/18/2014, 7:37 AM
blackandyellow - 6/18/2014, 7:38 AM
You're welcome, SuperCat.
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 7:38 AM
We are good to go.
SuperCat - 6/18/2014, 7:39 AM
cipher - 6/18/2014, 7:40 AM
What. The. F*CK?!

Can't a man clop in peace? IS THAT TOO MUCH TO F*CKING ASK?? F*CK this shit. I'm going to quit drinking in protest.
yossarian - 6/18/2014, 7:40 AM
cipher - 6/18/2014, 7:41 AM
"This article may or may not have been written for the sole purpose of enjoying the comment section."

Hahahahahahahaha, I f*cking love you, man.
kevberg - 6/18/2014, 7:42 AM
yeah that [email protected] is depraved. Did they claim CLOPPER too? those guys really need help.
SuperCat - 6/18/2014, 7:42 AM
More "thumbs up," dammit!
kevberg - 6/18/2014, 7:42 AM
oh wait..SUPACAT beat me too it! LOL.
yossarian - 6/18/2014, 7:44 AM
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:45 AM
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:46 AM
cipher - 6/18/2014, 7:47 AM
blackandyellow - 6/18/2014, 7:47 AM
These "pony plugs" were linked in the original story but I decided not to include them in the article. Maybe I could've though since I remember a story from nail on here about a line of Avengers-themed dildos.

yossarian - 6/18/2014, 7:47 AM
Abary - 6/18/2014, 7:48 AM
blackandyellow - 6/18/2014, 7:48 AM
Thanks to this article I now have an "anal training 101" website in my browser history at work.
cipher - 6/18/2014, 7:49 AM
yossarian - 6/18/2014, 7:49 AM
I'm so hungover B&Y. I'm sorry. You deserve better from me.
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:50 AM
Abary - 6/18/2014, 7:51 AM

"A fun game for the whole family"

yossarian - 6/18/2014, 7:52 AM
blackandyellow - 6/18/2014, 7:53 AM
Hangovers are always a legitimate excuse, yoss.
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:53 AM
cipher - 6/18/2014, 7:54 AM
cipher - 6/18/2014, 7:54 AM
Hahaha, I know, Abary. I think the little kiddies will love it.
JoeMomma29 - 6/18/2014, 7:56 AM
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:56 AM
yossarian - 6/18/2014, 7:57 AM

cipher - 6/18/2014, 7:57 AM
I think if we combined the porn star game with the drinking one, we'll get drunk quicker every time somebody wrongly says "was Daisy Sweet the big-boobed one in that Sasha Grey video"?
McGee - 6/18/2014, 7:58 AM guys caught me...

MrBlackJack - 6/18/2014, 8:02 AM
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