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The brony/pegasister fanbase has developed around a show based heavily on the theme of friendship. How has MLP:FIM and its fandom influenced your life? (Adapted from a poll by Drawponies) 

47%
376 deviants said (Slight Positive Influence) There are some aspects of the show/fandom that have improved my life. / I find that watching the show makes me happier or more peaceful overall.
32%
255 deviants said (Significant Positive Influence) The show/fandom has inspired me, and I find I am a better person because of it. I seek to use what I have learned from it in my daily life, and have a much more positive outlook on life.
16%
124 deviants said (No Discernible Influence) Though I do watch the show / participate in the fandom and enjoy it, nothing significant has changed in my life because of it.
2%
17 deviants said (None of the Above) *Comment*
2%
15 deviants said (Slight Negative Influence) Though I would like things to be more positive, certain things in the show and/or fandom have made my life somewhat more stressful / difficult.
2%
12 deviants said (Significant Negative Influence) Because of the show and/or fandom, I have had to deal with things which I have found severely difficult to overcome, or which have caused minor suffering. I'm still here, though.

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Paulina-AP Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found my true love here on DA thanks to ponies <3
He is from Australia and I am from Russia.
We've been planning to meet in real life for 2 years and finally met this summer <3
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xXRainbowDashXx20 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
I enjoy the fandom a lot, after all it did save me from a huge depression, I owe the show a lot and a youtuber a lot for introducing me to it. Sides I love trolling haters by being smarter than then.
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SashikuChan Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
A LOT. I was born with a very rare vision problem as well as aspergers syndrome. I was really depressed when I came upon the show. Derpy hooves and Snowdrop inspire me so much! I don't think I'd be here if I hadn't found them. Most of the ponies in the show affected me positively, These two were just the main two. The fan made song called "isn't it great to be different" is the song that changed my life.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
As long as they don't change the writing style of the show, I'll continue to watch it and take a certain enjoyment out of it; but I find that it has not changed my present behaviour.

However, I don't find that I have become any more friendly than I was before. I don't know how many bronies out there come from loving families, or who've had Christian upbringings; but I know there must be a few, like me. :)

I find the "Love And Tolerance" mantra that is common in the brony community isn't all that different from the "Love Thy Neighbour" commandment Jesus Christ left, and that I learned during my early years with The Church.

I'm sure that bronies who DIDN'T come from the upbringing I came from could take A LOT from the show. Not many bronies may remember G1, like I do; but if I never liked G1, I probably never would've even heard this show existed. :)
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pokeshipper4life Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
...I am going to be totally honest here but the bronies have left a pretty negative mark on me. I would explain but I already have somewhere else and I dont want to go back into detail on it.
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xXRainbowDashXx20 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
That Brony was probably not an actual Brony, actual Bronies usually don't do negative things, sides trollers usually say they become "Bronies" and then they troll people to make the show more hated. Sides that negative thing was probably from a Troll......(Celestia darn I hate trolls even though I was one before I joined the fandom)
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pokeshipper4life Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
nonono these people identify as bronies. I have received death and rape threats from these people for stating my opinion. My god i drew a picture of human pinkie pie (who in my head canon is black) and it got white washed and destroyed by some asshole neo nazi brony (see this post: pokeshipper4life.deviantart.co… ). I know what you are thinking: not all bronies are bad. You're right but from my few years of experience with the fandom i have seen more bad apples than good apples. I love the show but the fandom has kinda ruined it for me. If bronies are gonna preach love and tolerance than maybe they should learn the definition of those words. Because last time i checked misogyny, rape, pedophillia, and homophobic/racist slurs weren't in those defenitions.
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xXRainbowDashXx20 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Probably just the bad luck, maybe go to a more friendly site lite EQD or something like that, and if Bronies say that to you,you can know it's fake because you can't just find somebody like that (I still can't believe a lost a friend because they did those death/rape threats) anyways maybe just stay a away from the Brony comun for a little while then come back in.
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MartianRaindrop42 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I remember when my bff first told me that she was watching the new my little pony cartoon show,I kinda raised an eyebrow and said incredulously "really?"  
and she said  "yeah,Its actually pretty good"  I was just like ok, whatever,another fad.
Than about 2 or 3 month's later, I put on a episode for my 6 year old daughter,and since I do like cartoons, I sat down and started watching it.The episode was Hearts Warming Eve.I could tell right away that this was nothing like the old my little pony that was way too lollipops and cutie cutie for my liking.This mlp had action,and adventure and good animation and good characters and awesome stories! I was hooked. The show brought me closer to friends that I already had, and also got me started into sewing, by being inspired by seeing all of the cool plushies and art being created for bronies and by bronies. It also has helped me bring in a bit of much needed extra income by selling plushies . And than, I got to go to Everfree Northwest and I was really inspired and impressed by the people attending and making the convention. Its definitely been a positive influence in my life. Its been something fun and happy in the life of an otherwise busy and stressful grown up life. 
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cloneddragon Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
i would say non of the above.
The show and its fandom have had both greatly positive influences and greatly negative ones on my life. most of the negative ones coming from the issues me liking the show caused with my old friend's, and positive coming from providing me with something to support my interests when the old set of them all came crashing down at once and it helped me threw the depressing last years of college.
(also, seeing the ridiculous quantity of skilled people has been quite depressing personally. it's been making me feel unskilled and worthless...)
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