Almost missed a stereotype there

Usually I screen-print Y!A stuff, but this is a bit long and I’d prefer the text to be searchable, Just In Case.

The question: “Is it weird to like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?”

Short answer: Maybe. But here’s the rest of it:

I would prefer a woman to answer this.

I am a 21 year old male, but I am not overweight or jobless. I am worried however that it is weird for me to like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I don’t own toys or merchandise from the show. I take it as it is: an entertaining cartoon much like Bugs Bunny or Sponge-bob (before it started to suck). Will women think it’s weird if they find out? I try to hide that part of my life.

Let me make it perfectly clear that I do not obsess about the show or anything. If it is on, I watch it. But I don’t go out looking for a DVD collection.

Not being a woman, I’m not going to answer this poor fellow directly, but I’ll say this much:

(1) I can cite no instance where a woman who might have been interested in me suddenly lost interest after discovering my own involvement with pony — which, in most cases, takes about 45 seconds to a minute.

(2) Buy a plushie. It’s not a guaranteed key to her heart, but you might be able to wedge the door open.

Incidentally, one of the Office Babes (Senior Division) showed up yesterday in a pony T-shirt, and a Generation ThreeMLP:FiM is Generation Four — pony T-shirt, at that. There’s always the possibility that the object of your affections has already been assimilated into the herd.


  1. Jennifer »

    11 September 2013 · 2:07 pm

    I answered him. Hope I was helpful

  2. CGHill »

    11 September 2013 · 2:26 pm

    Very nicely done. And this line deserves requoting:

    “Anything you keep hidden will just come to light later.”

    A rule to live by.

  3. fillyjonk »

    11 September 2013 · 2:37 pm

    I can think of a lot of things guys could be into that would be a far bigger turnoff to me. And I’m not even saying that as a Pony fan.

    Everyone has something weird about them and something cool about them. I don’t know what that has to do with anything but it’s something I’ve noticed.

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