10 years of ponies. I was only 12 when FiM premiered and entirely unaware of it, but I eventually got exposed to the fandom as early as 2012 by watching YouTube videos and reading FiMFiction stories about it and remember being agnostic… at first. I haven’t really watched the show beyond a few episodes, but that was all it took — I came for the show, but I stayed for the fandom. That being said, my involvement has mostly been limited to lurking. I was still stuck in some backwater country at the time after being displaced from the US, so I didn’t have time for much else. In a perfect world, I would have been creating art rather than just consuming it… but sadly that’s neither here nor there. That aside, I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that FiM is one of the few things that kept me sane over the years. By the time my homecoming occurred, the show ended roughly 6 months later. Then 2020 came along and… well, the rest is history.
Sorry if some of this sounds like some macho individualistic drivel, but I’m forever grateful for you guys opening the door for me to this fandom. So, as much as some of us butt heads… thank you. Thank you for 10 years of ponies, and here’s to 10 more! /)
%Still want to do something in the fandom other than consume art for the next 10 years. Not sure where to start, though…%