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What is a Brony?

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 8, 2013, 4:05 AM
While for a while the term Brony was used to mean boy, teenager or adult male who likes my little pony: friendship is magic, in this group we use the word to mean anybody who likes the show. A gender neutral word. Similarly to how "Cool story bro" isn't always directed at males.

Bronies, to me, are anybody who likes the show, no matter how much they like it.

False terms. Sane vs Rabid.

People obsess over all sorts of things don't they? I remember when I was younger being completely obsessed with Pokémon. I'd want all the games, I'd watch all the shows, I'd want all the trading cards. I still have many of my trading cards now because they still give me happiness when I can play with them with my friends. Did that make me a rabid Pokémon fan? No.

I think we all could use a bit of child like joy like that in our lives some times. Like when you are gaming or when you are maybe watching a funny YouTube video or whatever, it's nice to have that feeling.

Is it bad to be obsessive over a show you like? For the most part I don't think it is, no, so long as you remember that there are other things that are more important and you prioritise correctly. I think terms like sane and rabid are very unfair and unnecessary. We are not special snowflakes for liking a show, and it would be ridiculous to say otherwise, but we're not bad for it either.

We enjoy colourful sparkly ponies of different shapes and sizes and enjoy the well thought out plots of the shows. Speaking for myself personally I also like Pokémon, Yugioh, Sonic games from Sega Mega Drive, XBOX 360, game console emulators, touch screen computers, fishing rods, trains. :iconiliketrainsplz:

Being a brony is only one aspect of who I am. I think the same holds true of other bronies as well. Now to the actual point of the article which I've probably taken too long to get to. Whatever you like or don't like, we are all individuals. We all like different things.

Be positive about the things you enjoy and support the things you like. Stand up against negativity with maturity and confidence. Spread happiness to artists you admire, join groups related to your interests. Don't let anybody make you think you have to stop liking what you want to like.

Be yourself.

Aim high! Boom.

Article by sockhiddenunderarook

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:iconlegendarycanada:
LegendaryCanada Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
<---- nonbronie here just checking out what bronies did.
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Check out our gallery picks folder for the best of the best and cutest of the cute. bronies.deviantart.com/gallery…
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:iconlegendarycanada:
LegendaryCanada Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus Christ it hurts my eyes..
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontwilitesparkleplz: Just as I expected. They're far too glorious for the eyes of the uninitiated to behold.
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:iconlegendarycanada:
LegendaryCanada Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You will pay for dis!!
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:iconthelonehybrid:
TheLoneHybrid Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Its hard for us, but we stay strong and be strong. Never let a comment like "thats a little girls show" bring you down. We may be far apart, but we are one through the Magic of Friendship. Stay strong, bronies and pegasisters, our ime will come to prove to the world our worth.
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:iconzukofireprince:
zukofireprince Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  New Deviant Student Artisan Crafter
i love this article cause it is so true! great Job
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:iconpd123sonic:
pd123sonic Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i am secretly a Brony because i do not want to be picked on 
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shocksound Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i kinda got into the show but i don't like to call myself a brony, i'm more of a animation enthusiast which is how i got into Frozen and The Thief and the Cobbler.
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Sonikkuismine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Pegasister and proud of it.
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:icongalaxylife567:
GalaxyLife567 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a pegasister
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :)
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Cooper31 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well...I can't really say I'm a...well fan? Really I just into the art and Brony vids on YouTube thus the songs! But now that u mention it...

Chrysalis, Luna, Sunset Shimmer, Octavia, Vinyl, Rarity, Discord(can't say HES a pony as such but a it of animal) are my personal favorite characters!

they mabye others but Im adjusting to the idea! I take my life very seriously, and problebly sensible. Sharp solid sort of person who doesn't like 2 judge!

so well I'll think about it! I'll be what I call myself, a 
Cyber Brony/ Moderate/ Disaplined and well a Strait Brony(meaning I like the idea just make it personal) or...just Normal 

lets just say. I'm a very sensible sort of guy and knows what's right !! 

I knew the word brony from one of the PONY.MOVS!
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aFILLYate? :iconpinkiehpie:
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:iconcooper31:
Cooper31 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What?😂
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We love our horse puns over here... ;P
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:iconcooper31:
Cooper31 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do yeh now? I'm sure your group'll inspire everyone/pony! Maybe Brony'll be on the dictionary! Wiki to start with!
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:icondeathracepony444:
deathracepony444 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
would a pegusister be the same thing but it is a girl
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeyup.
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:icondeathracepony444:
deathracepony444 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Ok Just wondering because im a pegusister and I like your small icon
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbrohoofplz:
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:icondeathracepony444:
deathracepony444 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
ok
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:iconbilgewat3r:
Bilgewat3r Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Lol just ok? No brohoof back? XD it's ok it's not 100% necessary.    
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:icondeathracepony444:
deathracepony444 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
I completely understand
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SQUIBILY Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use the term 
my little pony fan ._. 
Thats all.
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:iconkirbyfluttershy:
KirbyFluttershy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
This is so wonderful. =3
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:iconsweetpuppy76:
Sweetpuppy76 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
What about girl bronies?
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We use "brony" as a gender neutral word. Some female fans dislike the term "pegasister".
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:iconsweetpuppy76:
Sweetpuppy76 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Oh ok.
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eddywardster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Made my day.
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Awwwww :3 That just made me awww X33 I don't mind bronies now :3
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Yami-Marik93 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

if MLP FIM is to girly, they would not put insane characters or any characters that resembles one of the adult movies like, "The Big Lebowski" there r forms of bronies but non/anti-bronies spot one form and assumes the rest would do the same. there should be a rights for any age for adult to watch something regardless what it is targeting. other then that. turning shows that we watch like transformers into ponys. well not all of them do that, doing that is call "crossover". I would like to turn one of my favorite bands in anime or turn one of the fictional character into "Legend of Zelda Wind Waker" style. There are bronies that make Fan-Fiction for kids to as long it is not inappropriate. If some kid said to adult bronies like

 

Kid: adults should not be watching shows that's for kids

Adult bronie: by that logic. Kids should not be watching adult shows.

(because some adult shows would be considering inappropriate)

MLP FIM does not show anything inappropriate.

 

I have known some people watch shows that were might for boys but yet no issue of it. if girls watch transformers they could turn into a girl story if they want to. why can boys just watch MLP FIM make some interesting stories, music's, movies, fan made episodes that can be interesting to fans of any age.

 

but some bronies may take the show too far.

 

if u want to catch a person interest, make a fan art that would surely get their interest of the show but don't force them. I have a friend who is a brony and he made fan arts got me wondering why there are adult male watching it or why is it interested. so pick one episode, (Lesson Zero) got my interested since I have watch anime shows that has insane character with their insane face, (like Yami Marik)

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Yami-Marik93 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Other then that I will say this, "Get to know before judging"
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kholdgold Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I will show my gratitude to the art I love and the show I enjoy (even though I finished the whole series).
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Sleazinator Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   General Artist
I do see the points you`re making. There are fans who made up the term "Pegasister" just to be special. Also, that`s true. I do think if you`re going to call somebody rabid, you should only use that if they become so obsessed that`s all they want to talk about/spend their time on and start attacking people for different opinions.
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RainbowFlour Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
10/10 would read again. later <3
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