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Arjen Lamé
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Alright, there are a bunch of things I just want to get off my chest. Nothing too dramatic, mind you, life's been treating me fairly well and I'm chugging along just fine.

This post is primarily about my involvement in the My Little Pony fandom. It's hard to believe that it's been four years and prior to this I could never imagine getting involved in a fandom about freakin' pastel coloured miniature horses. The show itself, while entertaining and solidly produced, isn't what held my attention, it was the fandom. I remember the early days when I found entertainment in theories about the Equestrian economy and the juxtaposition of cute pony imagery with establishes Internet culture tropes. In hindsight, if I could summarize the early days in a single word, it is "silly".

But in the past few months, I have to come to the realization that as time passes, I just don't care anymore. I'm in this weird position where I'm involved, but it is just a thing I do. It has become the status quo. I find it increasingly difficult to identify with the fandom, which might be in part for the simple reason that I'm, well, I'm getting too old for this shit. One of the boards I used to frequent seems to be be more about feminism than ponies and don't get me started on the various -chans and the infamous /mlp/.

Yes, I will still watch the show, fuck, I'll watch that Rainbow Rocks thing just to know whether it is going to be as much of a train wreck as Equestria Girls or if it's going to be surprisingly good. And technically I'll still be a brony for doing so. But I think it is about time I take what I got from the fandom and move on. I'll still do MLP fanart, don't worry about that, but don't be surprised if I start to submit things from entirely different fandoms.

I guess this is just my way of saying that I'm distancing myself from the MLP fandom to become more of my own entity. We had a good ride and good times, but let's be honest, it is losing steam and good things can't last forever.
  • Listening to: Mayro Kratt muzik
  • Watching: Some German cartoon about vanpires?
  • Playing: iokartmariokartmariokartmariokartmar
  • Eating: Sandwich
  • Drinking: Coffee

Which streaming service should I use 

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MonsieurLeBattlier Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fairly sure that bicycle of yours was taken by the local SJWs to find some way of being a bitch to you. Also, it probably oppresses people who can't ride bicycles or whatever.
TheArtrix Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
If that's the case, no amount of passive-aggressive tactics keeps me from spending a small portion of the money that I own to acquire a new bicycle. Of course, I do this so I can continue to oppress minorities because as a cis-gendered white man, that is expected of me.
animesean25 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Your face reminds me of Handsome Jack :3
MilliardPeacecraft Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Tag, quality  deviant, you’re it! Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!
PlatinumBass Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ponyfan19 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Sorry to bother you man but please, this guy needs help…
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
He sure does. Already did my bit.
ponyfan19 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Oh, I must have missed your comment in there.

Well, good news: he's NOT going through with it. I just hope he doesn't consider doing something like that again ^^;
Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Salutations, sir! I'm Josiah Shockency (JCS). Pleased to meet you....:handshake:
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