As an old school my little pony fan, an appreciator and lover of all generations past and present, I never liked it when people called me a brony. I always thought, 'Well gee, just because it's new and trendy right now doesn't mean I'm a bandwagon jumper. Do these 'Bronies' even know who Greek Lady Bird' is?'
I didn't want that association on me because I felt it cheapened my own experiences with the franchise. I was here from the start after all, why shouldn't I hold myself to a higher standard.
I always considered myself a pretty humble person, so catching myself in that line of thinking kinda kicked my feet out from under me. It was selfish, even haughty of me to think like that. [link]
<=== I watched this preview to the new Bronies documentary which I will be buying as soon as my finances will allow. I teared up. These men and boys who are brave enough to admit liking something meant for girls, hell, even young girls. Getting their car keyed, verbally abused...Maybe I'm just emotional but maybe I'm ashamed that even in a small way, I was kind of against the whole Brony thing. I didn't like the porn and the 4-chan origins of much of what went on. It unsettled me.
It was a narrow way for me to be thinking, because it's gotten so much bigger than that.
I'm sorry. I never meant, even inadvertently, to say what people can and cannot like. People should be able to love what they love without fear of insinuations and stereotypes. I'm ashamed that I was ever a part of it.
My distaste for the word Brony is forgotten. I'm honored to share my love of all things mlp with you <3