Comicpalooza: Here Come the Bronies

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You may have heard about these aspects of the Brony scene online because, let's face it, extremes drive clicks. You could hold these people up as an example of the End Times, but in a way it's actually very positive. It shows just how varied the My Little Pony fandom can be.

"No one in the community is similar," said Read. "In our group we have many people from all different aspects of life with different beliefs, ideals and personalities. Heck,
one of my best friends who supports and loves the Brony community served in the army for three years as a bomb technician."

The Brony community continues to grow. In Houston alone, the Society has swelled from 20 members to nearly a thousand. That is an impressive gathering any way you look at it. It still seems somewhat off-putting, but up until several years ago, every aspect of comic culture and geek convention life seemed that way to the mainstream. Now so much of what was once niche and hidden has become acceptable and celebrated.

And furthermore, any fandom that can be explored for ten minutes with hardcore physics can't be anything but cool.

Just to prove I have no right to judge, I ruined Doctor Who fandom and steampunk with not one but two articles on related sex toys.

Jef With One F is a recovering rock star taking it one day at a time. You can read about his adventures in The Bible Spelled Backwards or connect with him on Facebook.

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WinCamXP
WinCamXP

You make it seem like Fallout: Equestria is such a terrible, horrific story. While I agree it does contain all of those elements, the main character's entire philosophy is to "do better" and save the Wasteland. As violent and disgusting as it can be, it still has a lot of good to it. I am not lying or exaggerating when I say it is the BEST BOOK I have EVER READ. While the genre isn't for everybody, that book has touched my mind like no book ever before. Anyway, it's always glad to see non-bronies putting bronies in a good light. Society is extremely close-minded and intolerant, sometimes I think it just needs a bit of the magic of friendship to understand how things REALLY are.

WinCamXP
WinCamXP

(EDIT: Not sure why this posted twice. Sorry!) You make it seem like Fallout: Equestria is such a terrible, horrific story. While I agree it does contain all of those elements, the main character's entire philosophy is to "do better" and save the Wasteland. As violent and disgusting as it can be, it still has a lot of good to it. I am not lying or exaggerating when I say it is the BEST BOOK I have EVER READ. While the genre isn't for everybody, that book has touched my mind like no book ever before. Anyway, it's always glad to see non-bronies putting bronies in a good light. Society is extremely close-minded and intolerant, sometimes I think it just needs a bit of the magic of friendship to understand how things REALLY are.

Luke Herranen
Luke Herranen

Rainbow Sass is my favorite, but Purple Sparkle is pretty cool too.

MadMac
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Your exhaustive (I'm sure quite exhausting, as well) research is why you rock and why I read everything you write. Seriously, I got the book on my list to order off Amazon.

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