So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us…
Ok. Wait. Stop. Something about this story doesn’t fucking add up.
First off, before I go any further. The man in this story that tried to cart away the little girl is scum. Inhuman. Lock him up and throw away the key. I want him in prison for LIFE for what he ATTEMPTED to do. Castrate the fucker while we’re at it.
That said, let’s talk about ‘Bronies’. Way to play the hero and then put generalized hate on an entire group. Not all adult male fans of MLP are creeps or asshats. I have a friend, a few years younger than me but still an adult. He went to a Pony convention, even dressed up as his favorite character Rarity. He’s not a freak, he’s not a perv, he’s not obsessive either. He’s a totally normal person. He just likes the show. Lauren Faust herself has said that she didn’t make MLP:FiM JUST for little girls, she also made it for their ENTIRE FAMILES! Why the crap would she put in people like John DeLansie (Q from Star Trek), Weird Al Yankovik, and for that matter a reference to an M rated game, Bioshock Infinite, into the show if it were only for little girls? Stop being idiots. You all clearly like the show and are adults. So fuck off.
Next, let’s talk about these so-called ‘heroes’ in this story. The little girl comes to you for help. And you do! Good on you. The little girl is too afraid to report him. That’s awful! ………….and then all discussion stops. Um. Why didn’t YOU report the freak? You stated that you saw the fucker. He came by your booth several times. Why didn’t you get security on him YOURSELVES? No, it’s 100% up to the tiny, terrified child apparently. And if she can’t report him, let’s just bitch about how awful that is and not do anything about it ourselves. WHAT IF THIS CREEP GAVE UP AND WENT AFTER ANOTHER KID? YOU LET HIM GO FREE YOU IDIOTS! At least get a picture of the fucker so you can give it to Security. Even if they can’t actually lock him up, at least they’ll be smart enough to keep an eye on him if you say “Hey, security guy. This fucker here tried to run off with this girl, she’s too scared to report him herself, but please do something about it.” But no. You fucking ‘heroes’ are useless.
On that subject…….WHERE THE FUCK WAS SECURITY DURING THIS? Did they not see a man dragging a small child away, kicking and screaming? Likely saying “Don’t take me away!” “I want my mommy!” No? Nothing? Then I wouldn’t want to go there as a fully grown ass adult. PAX is one of the friendliest places I’ve been, and they have security up the wazoo. There is NO excuse for a kid almost getting kidnapped at a convention center. Security should have done something about it. If not anyone ELSE around. A parent carting away a crying child is different than a fucking kidnapper. SOMEONE should have said something. You can cry and moan about how people ‘let’ this sort of thing happen, but guess what? You’re that kind of person. This is a convention where you know for a fact tons of kids will be at. HIRE SOME FUCKING SECURITY! Crying about the supposed ‘rape culture’ isn’t going to help. If you see this kind of shit REPORT IT YOUR FUCKING SELF!
And lastly………….WHERE IN CHRIST’S NAME WERE THIS KID’S PARENTS?! Our ‘heroes’ are talking about guarding this kid whenever she got separated from her parents. ……..HOW IS THIS A THING THAT KEPT HAPPENING?! Who in their right minds leaves their 11 year old child alone in a crowded convention center? Or crowded ANYPLACE for that matter? Oh, it’s just a Pony convention, our daughter will be fine, let’s go get hammered. NO. These are fucking criminally negligent parents. I don’t care where you are, you fucking watch your kids. It’s basic survival techniques, it has nothing to do with criminals or ‘rape culture’ or anything like that. You protect your own fucking kids. You wouldn’t leave your kid alone in the American Desert or African Savanna or some place like that would you? No. They’ll fucking get eaten by coyotes or lions or some shit. Different places have different predators. You watch your mother fucking kids.
So people, learn a lesson from this. Don’t be like our so-called ‘heroes’ in this story. They are not heroes. They are self-righteous idiots who did everything to protect the one kid who came to them, but let this predator run loose through the convention hall. Thanks to them, one kid was saved, but another may have been victimized. If not that day, then another. You could have possibly gotten him put into jail where he belongs. But you did nothing.
People, learn from this. Don’t do half a job, praise yourself for being amazing, and use it to further the cause of hate. You fucking do something about it. You see bad shit happening, stop crying and start acting. Stop complaining about other people being too afraid to act and how horrible it is without acting on it yourself. Else, you’re just sitting by, letting all this shit happen, and you’re just as bad as the people doing it.
Just so you’re aware, dude, story’s confirmed fake. But I love everything you just said anyway, because it points out so many of the holes in this story, while showing that even if it were true, the OP’s alleged handling of the alleged situation with the alleged fatass fedora-wearing pedophile brony was anything but heroic in the end, the girl’s parents are clearly criminally negligent, and the con apparently had the world’s dumbest staff and security and the most uncaring attendees in history.