It was nearly a year ago that the Equestrian Secessionists lost the Brony Civil War and were forced to lay down their arms and rejoin the Union. Well the confederate leaders have found a new way to remove themselves from the community, in a completely literal sense: they're founding an invite-only brony commune, reminiscent of the hippies of the 60's.
But apparently the fact that the organizer was the head of the failed separatist movement last year was supposed to remain a secret. It didn't, as one leaked chatlog shows.
The Brony Commune website (which is still in a very rudimentary form) lists 3 administrators for the project, one of whom is named "Hoodwink", who owns the land the
Apparently yes, as the latest Q&A post indicates.
This post was apparently made as a reaction to the response, as indicated in this IRC chatlog we were sent this morning, which is timestamped for around the time the post was made.
03212329 <StreetHax> I keep getting emails about Equestrians
03212329 <Bumpk1n_away> back
03212329 <Elsmer> what do the emails say
03212330 <TheGary> also, now we can't take anyone that's 17 or younger, for legal reasons, they'll think we're doing bad things
03212330 <StreetHax> mostly it's just asking if any of us is realted to the tumblr drama...hood
03212330 <Bumpk1n_away> it is a pain in the ass getting these kids to quiet down after they get back from school.
03212330 <StreetHax> i dunno why you used that email to register the site anyhow
03212330 <~Hood> I didn't think it was an issue. the Equestrian thing was over so quickly it barely hit a radar
03212330 <StreetHax> apparently it did
03212330 <StreetHax> people are asking a lot about it, calling us hypocrites and intolerant
03212331 <~Hood> I was never hypocritical or intolerant.
03212331 <Bumpk1n_away> I'm not really involved in this.
03212331 <Bumpk1n_away> But we should say something.
03212331 * Bumpk1n_away is now knows as Bumpk1n
03212331 <StreetHax> like what? a press releas?
03212331 <neeerp> Man, I remember when I was 17.
03212331 <~Hood> Honestly, the purpose of the Commune is to escape from the horrible, terrible world outside and connect with people. I don't want the Equestrians thing to spoil that. It's why I registered new emails.
03212332 <StreetHax> you SHOULDN't have used them in the FIST PLACE
03212332 <~Hood> What's done is done, now we need to decide how to proceed.
03212332 <StreetHax> it's not all about YOU
03212333 <~Hood> Come on now, no need to be hitting the shift key. We're all adults here.
03212333 <StreetHax> Well, you did something stupid and now it needs to be fixed. So. Press release, Bumpkin?
03212334 <Bumpk1n> Maybe a second FAQ, and drop the question near the bottom
03212335 <Bumpk1n> That way the people who care right now will see it, the people who don't won't.
03212335 <~Hood> Alright, but don't make a huge deal out of it. The last thing I need is tumblr drama.
03212337 <StreetHax> no, the LAST thing you need is Horse FUCKING NEWS to attach you to tumblr drama
03212338 <~Hood> well, that too
03212338 <~Hood> There's still so much more work to be done.
03212338 <StreetHax> Yup, alwayas work to be done.
It's hard to say how these developments will affect the future of the fledgling project, if bronies will want to live in a brony commune, organized by a brony who has campaigned against bronies in the past.