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Have you SEEN the mylittlemisandry blog recently? It's not even about MLP any more, it's just bashing feminists for "poisoning" everything and saying that women are already equal to/superior to men in society and that we want "supremacy".

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Basicallyyyy. Glad to see at this point they haven’t posted anything in at least a month. Hoping maybe they’ve finally run out of steam.

Wait, why is that? I thought they were a feminist blog… I don’t think that anyone else would joke about misandry… Did they get hacked?

Umm? I’m not sure if you’re thinking of a different blog, but the one I’m talking about is here and I highly doubt it’s a feminist running that blog. I mean even if it’s someone making fun of the people that complain about misandry (which is possible, giving how ridiculous some of their posts are) the blog is still super gross and accomplishes absolutely nothing besides pissing people off and encouraging gross douchebags.

Uh. I’m not gonna lie. I don’t know the history of the blog to make a full judgement(maybe the mods have done bad things that aren’t evident at a quick look) but at a quick glance I see some good points being made on that blog. 

Everything that blog says is extremely misogynistic and an attempt to put women in the their ‘place’. The very phrase misandry refers to the hatred of men, and they’re trying to claim all of these things that make MLP a feminist show are, inherently, oppressive and hateful to men. The blog takes issues with the fact that “the rulers of Equestria are all female”, and the fact that there are more female characters in the show than male characters.

Misandry is real in the most extreme sects of feminism. But the ideals put forth by MLP, that girls are capable of being smart, kind, generous, to love themselves and their friends unabashedly, to lead and to rule and make changes in the world do not promote any sort of idea that men are lesser, or that men are to be hated. Men have plenty of shows that play to their egos and interests, and that someone feels the needs to try an attack MLP for being one of the only positive and intelligent shows for little girls is really deplorable. :(

Please note my later post, When i first glanced at it I only saw the one or two good posts and didn’t notice what an incoherence mess everything else was.   

Sorry sweetie, I don’t always check everyone’s blogs or edits! :) Glad to see you looked a little deeper!

I don’t know if I even find the blog offensive, truthfully. It’s more like a incoherent mess of “What?” than anything else for me. Keep in mind when i said “good points” I was referring to a couple of the meta posts and not the ones detailing stuff within the show. 

At the risk of feeling like a jerk, I’m gonna go ahead and say that, as a dude, probably nothing there would be offensive to you - because it’s not meant to be offensive to you. 

A lot of what they’ve posted, about the show and on a ‘meta’ level is extremely offensive to women and propagates damaging stereotypes like the ‘fake gamer girl’. It’s also highly judgmental of perfect strangers, and involves a form of ‘slut shaming’, making judgments on these people based on their level of comfort with their body (and, in the case of models as this post is referring to, what they’re paid to do, adding another layer of stupidity to this argument given the fact these people are paid and told what to model with, and how to model it, for the pleasure of other men (and sometimes women))-

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If this does not smack of ‘males are inherently better than females’, then I don’t know what does.

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Adding in this one because it annoys me, and is just a stupid misunderstanding, Snips and Snails are a throwback to ‘Snips and Snails and Puppy dog tails’ from PPG

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I’m really not in the mindset or mood (sinus infection) to educate someone on why saying degrading things to ladies or about women is offensive. Perhaps feminismismagic wants to take this one?

I didn’t say doing so wasn’t offensive. The thing is just so damn stupid and asinine it’s not worth getting offending over. It’s a horrific trainwreck no-one that’s not already a massive dumbass is to going listen to.  

It still promotes offensive ideals, which some people agree with :P Which is why feminismismagic created their blog to combat it with positive messages, rather than hateful rhetoric. It totally is a trainwreck that doesn’t mean people don’t listen, or don’t let it influence them. You can call them stupid, but allowing those ideals to go around unchallenged will only serve to make it impossible to change those people’s minds.

With the Snips and Snails one, the thing is the issue with Derpy is actually a case of misogyny, not misandry. They aren’t saying all boys are stupid, clearly there is Spike, but rather that girls cannot be mentally disabled or whatever as apparently it’s not feminine or something. Anyway, while they’re analysis of the dragon episode is BS, completely misinterpreting it, that episode still had some serious problems with execution (though the BGM was awesome), and I think it would have been a much better episode if they included female dragons aside from maybe Crackle. 

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Audition Document

Hello! If you’re reading this, either you’ve been following us for a while or you’ve seen one of our ads on Equestria Daily. Either way, welcome! The musical has been in the recording stage for a while now, but we come to you, tumblr, to help us fill our remaining roles! Many…

I’m try for Spike, just need to pick a song.

fandomsandfeminism:

Be the good girl you always have to be: Is Frozen’s Elsa the queer heroine we need, but not the one we deserve? 
Another Disney film and another wave of reviews, reading, and critisisms are beginning to hit the internet. Amid discussions of Disney’s ongoing race problems, feminist-friendly trope subversions, and the eternal question of “why the hell is that Reindeer acting like a dog?” one question stands out to me: Is Queen Elsa, well, queer?  
There certainly is a compelling case for it. On the obvious level, Elsa has no love interest in the piece (her sister, Anna, gets two!) Hans himself says that “no one was making progress” with Elsa in a romantic sense. Now, I’m not about to argue that any young woman about to take control of a country who isn’t interested in a boyfriend is a lesbian. Similar comments were made about Brave’s Merida, and honestly, that in itself isn’t enough for a decent queer reading.
But with Elsa there is more. So much more.
Effectively, her ice powers are a convenient LGBTQIAP+ metaphor (much in the same vein as the X-Men’s mutant powers.) 
Elsa has been born with these powers (she’s literally born that way). They are an integral part of who she is as a person, but she is forced by her parents to keep that part of her hidden. If people know, they would reject her, she would be in danger, made into a pariah by her own people. So she is made a self-exile instead. Full of fear of experiencing the isolation and discrimination that LGBTQIAP+ people know so well, Elsa hides away from everyone, even her sister. 
Watching Elsa struggle to keep up her mask or normalcy is heart breaking. She wears gloves all the time, constantly afraid to touch other people. Her father’s words- her mantra is- “Conceal, Don’t Feel.” Hide who you are. Don’t follow your heart. Don’t feel your feelings. “Be the good girl you always have to be.” She is, rather obviously and metaphorically, in the closet about her true inner self. 
But on the day when she comes of age- her Coronation day, when she is finally a young woman and no longer a girl- her secret is revealed. 
Elsa’s “Let It Go” is an epic ballad. Transitioning from a lament, to self-acceptance, all the way to self-celebration, Elsa literally strips away her confinements (hair pieces, crowns, gloves, cloaks, sleeves) and transforms into a sparkling, confidant woman.  She says “That perfect girl is gone / Here I stand in the light of day /Let the storm rage on /The cold never bothered me anyway” To deny that it sounds like a bit of a coming out ballad for those of us who have gone through the same struggle is putting it mildly. 
To read Elsa as a queer heroine, to read her struggle as a queer struggle, and to see the ending where Anna proves that she loves her sister no matter what and she is able to go back home as she truly is, adds such a level of depth to an already lovely film. 
Now, let me be clear: a queer reading for Elsa is easy and, for me, compelling. She may very well be the queer icon that many of us NEED right now- high profile, sparkling, with a karaoke worthy ballad.
But ultimately, Elsa isn’t the queer icon we DESERVE. Her queerness is simply an interpretation, a reading built on metaphor and subtext. She is not canonly queer. she does not give visibility and representation to the LGBTQIAP+ community. 
What we DESERVE is a queer heroine who’s queerness is more than subtext. I’m talking Girl meets girl, big sweeping love ballads, true love’s first kiss, all of it. And someday, we WILL get it. Elsa just isn’t that.  
 

I agree that ice powers are meant to be a metaphor, but I doubt they were specifically meant to be related to LGBT, though that is a valid interpretation. Rather, I think it has something more to do with introversion, as 
1. It makes more sense within the context of the movie
and 
2. It has more to do with the classical symbolism of “ice”. Elsa is “cold and analytical”, I think that’s the point.
Also, while “Let it Go” is an epic ballad, there is a clear darker side to it. The point is, she only finds acceptance of herself in solitude, and while wanting to be alone is fine, the point of the ice storm metaphor in the movie is that her self-imposed isolation hurts people more than her social blunders of whatever sort. It isn’t a coming out ballad, it’s a self acceptance ballad. It’s only through her sisters love, her acceptance, that she truly learns to control her powers, and thus figuratively come out.
The ice powers could be equated to many things. While I doubt it was the intention of the film writers, I relate it more to autism or other social disorders. She has a unique view point, which is what the ice powers represent, but sometimes she hurts people due to failure in social conduct, which is symbolized her hurting Ana. Indeed, while sometimes she just makes a mistake, her ice powers usually go out of control when she is angry and lashing out, and her initial freeze is similar to an autistic meltdown. She isolates herself because she is afraid people can’t accept her for whole she is and that by being herself she hurts them. This can be related to all sorts things, like LGBT, but her behavior here is most akin to Avoidant Personality Disorder. However, people dolove her just the way she is, and by going into isolation she is hurting herself and missing out on opportunities to improve her social conduct. Self-acceptance is the first step, but ultimately it’s knowing that she is loved which let’s her fully come out. 
If she is somewhere on the LGBT spectrum, I think most likely it would be asexuality, not homosexuality. It fits better with the themes of movie (true love is not necessarily romantic love, “What do you know about love?”), is more supported by the movie (she doesn’t have a romantic interest in ANYWAY, boy or girl), and fits the metaphor better (asexuals are viewed as cold because they aren’t interested in sex, which is stupid, but true, because of the way love is perceived by the media).
Anyway, the metaphor could be any sort of secret, the beauty is it can be interpreted as the viewer wishes. That’s why it’s so wonderful Elsa isn’t the flagship child of LGBT, it’s fine if you interpret her that way, but that’s not who she is meant to be. 

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Be the good girl you always have to be: Is Frozen’s Elsa the queer heroine we need, but not the one we deserve? 

Another Disney film and another wave of reviews, reading, and critisisms are beginning to hit the internet. Amid discussions of Disney’s ongoing race problems, feminist-friendly trope subversions, and the eternal question of “why the hell is that Reindeer acting like a dog?” one question stands out to me: Is Queen Elsa, well, queer?  

There certainly is a compelling case for it. On the obvious level, Elsa has no love interest in the piece (her sister, Anna, gets two!) Hans himself says that “no one was making progress” with Elsa in a romantic sense. Now, I’m not about to argue that any young woman about to take control of a country who isn’t interested in a boyfriend is a lesbian. Similar comments were made about Brave’s Merida, and honestly, that in itself isn’t enough for a decent queer reading.

But with Elsa there is more. So much more.

Effectively, her ice powers are a convenient LGBTQIAP+ metaphor (much in the same vein as the X-Men’s mutant powers.) 

Elsa has been born with these powers (she’s literally born that way). They are an integral part of who she is as a person, but she is forced by her parents to keep that part of her hidden. If people know, they would reject her, she would be in danger, made into a pariah by her own people. So she is made a self-exile instead. Full of fear of experiencing the isolation and discrimination that LGBTQIAP+ people know so well, Elsa hides away from everyone, even her sister. 

Watching Elsa struggle to keep up her mask or normalcy is heart breaking. She wears gloves all the time, constantly afraid to touch other people. Her father’s words- her mantra is- “Conceal, Don’t Feel.” Hide who you are. Don’t follow your heart. Don’t feel your feelings. “Be the good girl you always have to be.” She is, rather obviously and metaphorically, in the closet about her true inner self. 

But on the day when she comes of age- her Coronation day, when she is finally a young woman and no longer a girl- her secret is revealed. 

Elsa’s “Let It Go” is an epic ballad. Transitioning from a lament, to self-acceptance, all the way to self-celebration, Elsa literally strips away her confinements (hair pieces, crowns, gloves, cloaks, sleeves) and transforms into a sparkling, confidant woman.  She says “That perfect girl is gone / Here I stand in the light of day /Let the storm rage on /The cold never bothered me anyway” To deny that it sounds like a bit of a coming out ballad for those of us who have gone through the same struggle is putting it mildly. 

To read Elsa as a queer heroine, to read her struggle as a queer struggle, and to see the ending where Anna proves that she loves her sister no matter what and she is able to go back home as she truly is, adds such a level of depth to an already lovely film. 

Now, let me be clear: a queer reading for Elsa is easy and, for me, compelling. She may very well be the queer icon that many of us NEED right now- high profile, sparkling, with a karaoke worthy ballad.

But ultimately, Elsa isn’t the queer icon we DESERVE. Her queerness is simply an interpretation, a reading built on metaphor and subtext. She is not canonly queer. she does not give visibility and representation to the LGBTQIAP+ community.

What we DESERVE is a queer heroine who’s queerness is more than subtext. I’m talking Girl meets girl, big sweeping love ballads, true love’s first kiss, all of it. And someday, we WILL get it. Elsa just isn’t that.  

 

I agree that ice powers are meant to be a metaphor, but I doubt they were specifically meant to be related to LGBT, though that is a valid interpretation. Rather, I think it has something more to do with introversion, as 

1. It makes more sense within the context of the movie

and 

2. It has more to do with the classical symbolism of “ice”. Elsa is “cold and analytical”, I think that’s the point.

Also, while “Let it Go” is an epic ballad, there is a clear darker side to it. The point is, she only finds acceptance of herself in solitude, and while wanting to be alone is fine, the point of the ice storm metaphor in the movie is that her self-imposed isolation hurts people more than her social blunders of whatever sort. It isn’t coming out ballad, it’s a self acceptance ballad. It’s only through her sisters love, her acceptance, that she truly learns to control her powers, and thus figuratively come out.

The ice powers could be equated to many things. While I doubt it was the intention of the film writers, I relate it more to autism or other social disorders. She has a unique view point, which is what the ice powers represent, but sometimes she hurts people due to failure in social conduct, which is symbolized her hurting Ana. Indeed, while sometimes she just makes a mistake, her ice powers usually go out of control when she is angry and lashing out, and her initial freeze is similar to an autistic meltdown. She isolates herself because she is afraid people can’t accept her for whole she is and that by being herself she hurts them. This can be related to all sorts things, like LGBT, but her behavior here is most akin to Avoidant Personality Disorder. However, people dolove her just the way she is, and by going into isolation she is hurting herself and missing out on opportunities to improve her social conduct. Self-acceptance is the first step, but ultimately it’s knowing that she is loved which let’s her fully come out. 

If she is somewhere on the LGBT spectrum, I think most likely it would be asexuality, not homosexuality. It fits better with the themes of movie (true love is not necessarily romantic love, “What do you know about love?”), is more supported by the movie (she doesn’t have a romantic interest in ANYWAY, boy or girl), and fits the metaphor better (asexuals are viewed as cold because they aren’t interested in sex, which is stupid, but true, because of the way love is perceived by the media).

Anyway, the metaphor could be any sort of secret, the beauty is it can be interpreted as the viewer wishes. That’s why it’s so wonderful Elsa isn’t the flagship child of LGBT, it’s fine if you interpret her that way, but that’s not who she is meant to be. 

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I love hoe he looks more or less the same. 

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Ziltoid

I love hoe he looks more or less the same. 

Why is this a thing?

Why is this a thing?

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Our buddy from MLR, Ganondox, put together a Top 25 list for his favorites of 2013. Here’s that list.

25. JoshSaysStuff - Not a Second Late
24. L-Train - Who I Am (Dr Dycer cover)
23. Mesogears - Second in Command
22. Pinkie Guy - Crystal Hearts
21. dbPony - Wonderbolt
20….

No, it wasn’t, I bumped it up a few spots because I was cutting out repeat artists. :P

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Time and time again this fandom’s music has disappointed me with it’s lack of ambition. Other than a few exceptions, most artists seem to sit in the safe realm of squeaky clean, fruity-loops produced house tracks with nothing to connect them to the show but a popular sample,…

WTF Makeout Spots was great!

I haven’t listened to the actual album yet, but I loved the preview for Makeup Spots, loved it more than the singles as good as they were. I guess I just don’t care about horrible drumming. 

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We are introducing a brand new feature to BMD and also one for this new Tumblr, Zephy’s Off Kilter Picks of the Week! These are some assorted tracks that are the favorites of busybody (and bmd staff member) Zephysonas. They are selected as the cream of the crop of brony…

Just as a note for the future, “Folkish” is Indie Folk (Mumford and Sons, Monsters and Men ect.), the proper term for “Light Rock” is “Soft Rock”, but I don’t quite think that’s the best description here. Maybe New Wave, but that doesn’t quite sound right either. Also, I’m not sure if chill is enough of a genre. 

Most Innovative Rock Bands

In my opinion these are the top 25 most innovative rock bands, or artists, defined in terms of their influence. It’s rather biased towards my musical taste and ignorance, but frack you. 

1. Velvet Underground

2. Beach Boys

3. Black Sabbath

4. The Beatles

5. David Bowie

6. Neu!

7. Iggy Pop and the Stooges

8. The Who

9. Jimi Hendrix

10. Les Paul

11. King Crimson

12. Korn

13. Sex Pistols

14. Devo

15. Chuck Berry

16. Sonic Youth

17. Nine Inch Nails

18. My Bloody Valentine

19. The Melvins

20. Radiohead

21. The Cure

22. Judas Priest 

23. The Ramones

24. Dick Dale

25. Savatage

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Since there are STILL people who believe Ask Princess Molestia never features actual rape or molestation, I decided to compile list of every single rape/molestation joke in the blog. Obviously, trigger warning for rape, molestation, stalking, sexaul assault and abusive relationships below the break - for pretty much every strip tbh. Also list is long as shit, so beware that too.

Molestia will be called M cuz I’m sick of typing this stupid name.

Single entry consists of strip number and direct link, description, comments and shitlist:

  • Link  - bolded link means that rape etc. are shown, rather than alluded to; struck out link means that strip doesn’t include rape joke but is notable enough for whatever reason to include it on this list
  • Description simply abridges plot of the strip for reference
  • Comments: I could not survive reading this thing without using sarcasm as coping mechanism, so my comments go in italics, in brackets
  • Shitlist: bolded are sensitive topics strip makes fun of:

stalking includes stalking and voyeurism, sexual harassment stands for verbal abuse, sexual assault for physical abuse, rape threats is also kinda obvious, rape is any kind of non-consensual intercourse (includes penetration with foreign objects), abusive relationship is pretty self-explanatory - only instances that have any of other shitlist items (e.g. abusive realtionship+rape) are listed here, but there’s shitton other - really like half of strips depicting Twi/Molestia relationship would qualify; UNSOA stands for “Unspecified Nonconsensual Surprise Oral Act” which for some reason is favorite of JJ (every instance of UNSOA is also rape), "punishment" stands for times when Molestia rapes/threatens to rape people as ‘punishment’ which is pretty horrid misappropriation of BDSM terms.

Note: why you folks keep saying there is no rape in APM at all if I was able to make categories of what kinds of rape appear most commonly?

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