|User:||fandom_wank (posted by the_sun_is_up)|
|Subject:||Toy company makes grown men rage; film at eleven.|
Hasbro’s robust My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic franchise is doing something that a lot of girl-aimed television franchises have done: it’s spawning a semi-canonical tie-in movie.
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The film, entitled “Equestria Girls,” is about Twilight Sparkle getting sucked into the human world, turning into a human, and winding up in what appears to be a technicolor version of Mean Girls. As you can imagine, the Brony fandom is absolutely delighted that the production team is making such a drastic change to their beloved formula and... oh wait, no, they're pitching a fit about it.
Knowing Brony fandom's reputation for grade-A unfunny, I have done my best to sift through the wank and bring you only the funny bits! (Though if you click any of the links, be warned — you're going into no-man's land.)
First off, there's some minor wanking on this April article on Equestria Daily, where some poor souls are still holding out hope that it’s not real: ( De Nial is a river full of hungry violent hippos... )
However, the wanking really gets going with the release of a trailer.
There is capslock o’ rage and harsh language! ( Cut for whinging )
There is vast overestimation of Brony fandom’s importance: ( Bronies make the world go round )
Some people think the anthro-ed ponies look too much like their pony selves. Because changing things is bad, but not changing things enough is also bad: ( Why is it different/not different? Why?!? )
Twilightisbest suggests a protest! ( Walk-outs and demographics and greed, oh my! )
There is talk of CENSORSHIP and the FIRST AMENDMENT! ( Get thee to a Civics class )
Naturally, there are conspiracy theories: ( Hasbro just wants to stick it to us! )
Some people are worried that the movie might be blighted by the heinous scourge known only as... [scare chord] ...the ROMANCE SUBPLOT! ( Anti-shipping wank, right this way )
Some people are getting a tad melodramatic: ( Tell me about your pony angst )
And of course there’s complaining about the complaining: ( Like a mobius strip! )
But at least this guy has his priorities in order:
The cmc have boobs..
(CMC = Cutie Mark Crusaders = Applejack's kid sister and her two little pals)
Dark Qiviut seems to be repeating himself a lot: ( Cut for stampede of bluish quadrupeds )
Okay, enough of that windbag. Back in the May ED posts, Blackstar033 wants the option to expunge all hints of the movie from the Equestria Daily site: ( Stick your fingers in your ears and go la la la )
And to top it all off, the CEO of another toy company makes a cameo:
Ooh boy all this hate is giving me the bronchitis. How come it is so easy to rile up the internets with a CHILDREN'S CARD GA-- I MEAN TELEVISION SERIES?
SCREW THE RULES I HAVE PONIES
don't make me send my lawyers
Mr Kaiba, I have a question: in your world, are court cases resolved through card games?
THE END (until the actual film comes out)
Edit: I am sososo sorry about the html fuckup. orz
|User:||fandom_wank (posted by seca)|
|Subject:||The Great Con Conspiracy Desu|
I would like to thank the mousey over at wank_report for bringing this little nugget up. So lets revel in some actual funny here.
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In Colorado the main anime convention has been Nan Desu Kan. In recent years another anime convention has been building up some steam, Animeland Wasabi.
Right after this year's Animeland Wasabi ended in the beginning of March anime company Funimation announced a lawsuit against Miller Timmons, and ten John Does for selling counterfeit items at Wasabi. (Anime News Network article) Timmons also manages the convention under his Think Art Media and Animeland businesses. There is also a nice breakdown of the lawsuit in this screencap.
A few days ago an announcement is made on the front page of Animeland Wasabi that basically decries that Funimation and Nan Desu Kan are trying to get rid of Animeland Wasabi because NDK totally got their people to find some bootleg merchandise at Wasabi to show to Funimation to get them to sue Wasabi.(Be warned of glaring green background.)
And who would doubt these claims after such strong opening statements like these:
To our anime community, Animeland would like to give details about the lawsuit between Funimation vs. Miller Timmons. The framework of this lawsuit that is pending in the Denver court system is an attempt for Funimation, Nan Desu Kan and Wasabi Anime to drive Animeland, Miller Timmons, and their fans out of the anime community in Denver because we have grown over the past six years.
At the end of that tl;dr there is a screencap of a reply from ThatGuyInTheHat who manages to Godwin himself, in German no less, to a poster on the forums.
Also in the comments to the ANN article the CEO of the site says that they did try to contact Timmons before they posted the article, which goes against Animeland Wasabi's claim that they have not been contacted for a statement. There also seems to have been some wanky comments that have been since deleted in that thread without being screen capped unfortunately.
There is a discussion on the forum (which seems to now no longer be, but there are screen caps) about the announcement where we learn that the screed went through lawyers before being posted. ThatGuyInTheHat believes that anyone who is sticking up for NDK is NDK staff. That he can only give vague hints of NDK's wrongdoings because they could be spying on their forum and use what is said against Wasabi.
Nan Desu Kan has released their own press release on the matter, where they avoid saying much of anything outside that they are not making any anime company to anything for them and are too busy with their own con to care about anyone else's.
With all this popping up shortly after the hearing to figure out the scheduling for the case one can only assume that this may be the beginning.
And in case anything else appears to go poof here are the screen caps collected so far.