#shotsfired on Fort Tumblr, as the Confederate Equestrian States have seceded from the fandom, in an effort to create a new fandom, unaffiliated with the Bronies. Confurriate General "Stonewall" Pawsmilk captured Fort Tumblr 9 hours ago with an army of over 3000 notes, enough to take the tiny segment of the Brony nation with it. Word eventually reached fandom headquarters in Washington EQD via telegraph.
President Sethisto Lincoln has responded to the secession by stating that "A fandom divided against itself cannot stand", shortly before returning to playing League of Legends and letting his Generals handle the rest.
The State of GCC was among the revolting separatists, joined by the State of CatFoodMcFly, noting
that the "New Fandom" made from pieces of the old, was a "super idea" and promising to "bring the porn".
Notorious alcoholic General Ulysses S. Capper of the founding colonies of /b/ and /co/ has begun marching brony troops into the Tumblr states to enforce the "Emancipation of Clopulation", in which President Sethisto has ordered all of the pornography in the rebelling states to be freed and returned to the fandom.
Rumor has it that the Brony Army is promising "40 upvotes and a mule" to every clop-artist that volunteers to fight the rebel cause.
Meanwhile, more and more rebels join the separatist's cause, citing that they don't like the way some groups are behaving, and despite their behavior isn't being directly imposed upon them, they still feel threatened by it, and believe they would be better off on their own.
The Separatists, with their newly elected Confederate president
Journalists and leaders throughout the fandom have criticized the separatist's actions as being fruitless and childish, as there are no true borders between fans, and the community could never support such a disharmonious relationship. Battle cries of "Deaths to the Separatists" have been heard throughout the community.
Still others point out that the idea is just flat-out stupid.
Many citizens of the rebelling nations do not personally wish to secede from the fandom, but will fight only to fit in with their home community.
Analysts predict a victory for the Brony nation over the separatists, due to their overwhelming resources and abundance of logic supplies.