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Started by SammyElise88, 2015 May 11, 19:37:40
Quote from: Chishio Kunrin on 2015 May 12, 10:20:22Make them watch the season 4 finale and see if that changes their minds.
Quote from: Nala Valor on 2015 May 12, 10:22:22nah season 2 opening. Discord is most original villain.
Quote from: Mizuki on 2015 May 13, 01:36:07As Chishio said, MLP is a family show. Kids are meant to watch it with their parents, and their parents are meant to be able to watch it without feeling like it's painful torture Though I must say; whenever a show is created with children in mind, (especially girls) it's usually deemed as terrible...unless it somehow becomes "good", then suddenly it becomes an "everyone can watch it!" type of show. Funny how that works. Anyway! As for what you can do about your family...it's tough to enjoy something while still being teased for it. I remember when I was in middle school (back in the early 2000's) I was teased relentlessly for "still liking" Pokemon. I would get SO mad! I was like- how is that a reason to ridicule someone? Plus Pokemon is awesome, so why SHOULD I be teased for something like that?I think the best advice I can give is to roll your eyes and not take it personally. They may not understand the show's appeal, but not everybody is going to be interested in a flash animated show about pastel horses. You just gotta tell yourself: "Hey! I'm comfortable with just being myself, and enjoying the things that make me happy! It's just a cartoon, it's nothing to be ashamed of."Eventually they'll see you're unphased by their teasing and they'll back off. Maybe you can show your siblings a cool/funny pony music video. I remember in the early days of the fandom, people became intrigued when they started seeing Pony synced up to Movie Trailers
Quote from: SammyElise88 on 2015 May 13, 10:25:19Funny you say that, when I got into pokemon it was pretty much just "the norm" or at least I think... but I see where you're coming from. In fact, my mom didn't laugh when I talked a bit about it yesterday so I think the advice is working, thanks everyone!
Quote from: Mizuki on 2015 May 13, 01:36:07Though I must say; whenever a show is created with children in mind, (especially girls) it's usually deemed as terrible...unless it somehow becomes "good", then suddenly it becomes an "everyone can watch it!" type of show. Funny how that works.
Quote from: Chishio Kunrin on 2015 May 13, 13:54:15You're welcome! I think the best comparison for how MLP:FiM is family entertainment is the fact that Disney movies are family entertainment. Disney movies are usually viewed as being movies for kids, but teens and adults also watch and enjoy them too. Both are aimed at the whole family, but some people still try to say they're for kids.There's also the problem that, when a show really and truly is aimed only at children, the creators tend to hold themselves back a lot. Instead of thinking "What would be a good story?" "What would be a funny joke?" and "What would be entertaining?" they think, "What would kids think is a good story?" "What would kids think is a funny joke?" and "What would kids think is entertaining?"Oddly enough, way too many adults in the entertainment business who try to make something specifically for little kids severely underestimate children. They think kids aren't very smart, have a really simple and dumb sense of humor, and have a very short attention span that won't let them follow a normal story.As for the jokes, kids laugh at the jokes because they think that's the kind of thing they're supposed to laugh at because the show looks at them and says "Listen to the characters laugh/the laugh box, that was totally funny!" Kids are still developing their sense of humor. That's why they turn to you and say "That's so funny, right?!" after laughing at the show. But they start figuring out their sense of humor after a while, and they can and will reach a point where they can figure out what's funny for themselves. We all reach a point where we can tell that the drivel that true little kids' shows think are jokes just aren't funny.That's one great thing about MLP:FiM. It doesn't laugh at its own jokes. It doesn't play a laugh box, and it doesn't have the characters laugh at every single joke that's ever made in every single episode. They tell the joke and move on, and if you think it's funny, you think it's funny. Simple as that. It doesn't reach out of the TV and tell the kid "I told a joke! Laugh! This is humor!" It also doesn't oversimplify most of the stories it tells. It just tells a story. It doesn't hold the kid's hand through the whole story, trying to over-explain so the kid doesn't get lost or confused.Walt Disney was completely right when he said "You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway."Like I said above, there are people out there who look at family entertainment, including Disney movies, and still insist on saying it's for kids, even if they think it's good or enjoy it.
Quote from: SammyElise88 on 2015 May 13, 20:26:06Yeah! In fact I've actually started watching MLP because most of the shows on Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, etc, most of the content especially recent shows make me feel they're trying to brainwash me because it's so bad...