What's the story behind this site?
I'm just a random individual who happens to be a brony. I noticed that a simple explanation for the brony fandom which could be linked to with an easy-to-remember URL was lacking, so I decided to put something together myself.
It's just a fun cartoon. There's really not much more to it. Sure, the brony fandom is kind of a fluke which required a perfect storm of events to occur for it to become what it is today...but when it all comes down to it we're just another fandom for just another show. I believe there's something truly special about bronydom but if you're simply not into cartoons, that's completely fair.
How old are bronies?
There is no definitive age to qualify as a brony, but generally any teen or adult who likes the show can be considered one. Most bronies tend to be in their 20s but anyone of any age can enjoy the show!
I'm writing about bronies, how can I use this website as a citation?
Unless you're able to cite the URL or my username, I'm afraid I can't help you. I don't go by my real name online for a number of reasons. Take a look at the bottom of the home page for other articles you may be able to use.
Can a girl be a brony?
Of course! The brony fandom might be known for being a fandom of adult males, and while they are the majority, the fandom is home to plenty of teen and adult female fans as well. Some female fans go by the name "pegasister" although most people prefer not to make a distinction between fans based on gender. The word "brony" is used for any grown-up fan!
...Then why does Google/Oxford Languages/etc. say bronies are men?
The idea of adult men watching a show for little girls spreads much faster in the mainstream media than the more nuanced truth. This has resulted in the misconception that you have to be a man to be a brony, but this is wildly inaccurate and unfair to the many female fans who are proud to call themselves bronies.
Why do bronies have to "ponify" everything?
Some people are annoyed to find that their favorite franchises or interests have been ponified in some way. Some see it as an invasion from something they don't like of something they do. The truth is, bronies are just normal people with many different interests. When we combine our interests, it often involves crossovers much like any other fandom might. It's not an attack on your interests, but rather we just want to share them with you!
I watched some of the show, it's just as "girly" as I thought it would be! What gives?
My Little Pony is and always was made for young girls; it just so happens that it's made well enough for many older fans to enjoy it too. It's only very recently that the franchise has started to become more gender neutral at all. The unexpected "badass" moments of the show are not what My Little Pony is about, so if you watch a typical episode and find it rather slow that's fine. This is a show about cute cartoon characters and their day-to-day lives; It's not for everyone. Also, you can be a brony without loving every episode. Just ask any brony what their least-favorite episode is and chances are they can spend hours telling you all about it.