How did you become a brony?

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This is a topic discussing how you got exposed to Friendship Is Magic & the brony community. When Friendship Is Magic first aired back in 2010, I was not aware of such a community said show created because I was still in the mindset of ponies being only for little girls. As a result, I called somebody a fag for liking ponies. It wasn’t until a year later that I got invested in Friendship Is Magic along with the brony fandom.
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There’s this cartoon site I really like because it lets you watch a ton of stuff for free and one of the things on there are mlp. I watched the first episode as a joke and then actually liked it, you can probably imagine what happened next.
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I was playing a multiplayer game in like 2011 and someone put a pony spray on the wall. I asked them what it was, they said “Rainbow Dash”. So for a good week I thought the show’s name was “Rainbow Dash” until tags on an imageboard I frequented told me otherwise. I was mostly in it for the fanmade art and stuff, and only ended up starting watching the show in 2013, mid-S03.
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I remember first finding out about MLP when browsing the TY Beanie Babies website and randomly coming across the plushies for the Mane Six. That was in April 2014. I liked their linked show, but didn’t watch it for the first time until November.
 
My very first MLP episode ever was Castle Mane-ia (probably why that’s still one of my all-time favorites😁). I checked out more of their archives and in early 2015, watched Twilight’s Kingdom and their remarkable Rainbow Power transformation (still, in my opinion, the best season finale ever - though Shadow Play and To Where and Back Again are pretty close seconds 😊). That episode was how I fell in love with this awesome show.
 
Became a committed MLP fan, from March 2015 until the show’s end in October 2019…and shall remain one. 🤗🥰🌺
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Was disappointed about the direction Pokémon went with, especially, Generation 8. And when I was looking around for an alternative, I found MLP! That was near the end of 2019. And in the end I’m glad how it went, because MLP was the best thing I’ve ever discovered! :) It offers all the things that I was always looking for, so supporting it feels great. I can’t imagine quitting being a fan at any point in the future. <3
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i became a brony since 2012 the prime year of MLP community on internet. but this is not how i found it out, i used to play Team Fortress 2 alot and as almost every server was legit had atleast one brony, i dint pay attention to it but i got exposed to these micro doses of bronies so much that my cariousity peaked and i did some research on it. well i was into it because it gave me sense of community, a sense where i belonged somewhere… and eventually found ponies hot
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As early as 2011, I started seeing pony memes and drawings on the Internet and was confused as to why but I didn’t think much else to it. Fast forward to 2012 and I was channel surfing and I happened to see MLP FIM on and since I was bored and nothing else was on, I just put it on to pass the time. The episode was Hearts And Hooves Day and I found myself hooked to it but I didn’t finish the episode and then forgot about it. Fast forward another year to my sophomore year of high school and I saw one of my classmates with a pony avatar on his account page of the school website. I asked him about it and he told me about the whole brony thing and how great the show is and it interested me. I put on the first episode on Netflix and the rest is history. Barring one brief moment in 2016 where I left temporarily, I’ve been a loyal fan and will continue to be until my death.
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Borz / The Wolf
I believe during sometime around April 23-29 of the year 2015, that is the time my whole life became magical and would change the course of the way I currently am today…. That is, *that I finally got hooked and succumbed to an incredible animated show called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
 
And it all started by watching this video , then I proceeded on the rest of ToucanLDM’s videos and made me fascinated with that yellow pegasus named Fluttershy so, I went afterwards searching some of her related videos and I ended up watching her playing video games VA’d by Vannamelon.  
That’s pretty much it, that’s what I know so far how I ended up getting stuck into this show and it’s devoted fanbase.
 
(I would’ve probably remained a Marvel fan and much more focused on it today if I hadn’t clicked that MLP crossover video and be curious about it)
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Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
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For the guy wearing the T-shirt, I can’t say since I only saw him and never got the chance to talk to him since I was extremely shy and I didn’t know how to approach people and talk to them at the time so I was sort of a loner during high school. For the guy with the pony avatar, helps that he’s really quiet and doesn’t show off his brony side other than doodling on his sketchbook.
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