When I first heard that one of my friends had started watching My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic I thought it was all a big joke. I had heard about the brony subculture on the internet, but I had always thought it was just some silly joke or something.
A month after my friend started watching the show, he told me to go watch a MLP:FiM youtube poop and I gotta admit, it was fun. I clicked some suggestions and finally decided that it might be even funnier if I knew more about the show. I decided to check out the first episode, and I gave the same reaction that I suppose most people did: “What am I watching…?”
I decided to keep watching though, and suddenly I had seen 10 episodes. I actually found the show interesting, I thought it was weird, but instead of making a big deal out of it I just finished first season of the show. I chatted a bit with my friend and he showed me the Filly synchtube. We’d sit in the chatroom for hours.
After a while I started reading some fanfics, starting off with some small ones before I read the popular ones like “Cupcakes” and “My Little Dashie” I also started to explore some of the brony music culture and the more I got into the fandom the more I liked it.
After a while some friends started using Twitter and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. I started talking to some bronies on Twitter and soon I had gathered a big circle of friends. It lead up to where I am today, I watch the new episodes, comment on Twitter, talk to people on Twitter, play with my Twitterbronies and check Equestria Daily every day.
Friendship is Magic has also affected me personally, I feel much happier since I started watching it. I’ve never been the ‘emo kid’ of the class, I’ve never been the guy sitting alone in a corner of the classroom, but I still feel a lot happier since I started watching Friendship is Magic. Sure people think I’m strange when I tell them I watch My Little Pony, a cartoon which was made for small kids and their parents to enjoy, but most people are mature enough to accept it, and those who don’t I’m not gonna bother with.
To sum it up, my discovery of the brony community has been only positive so far and I’ve had quite an adventure so far. I’ve made lots of new friends and discovered many artists in different fields, both music and art.