Something I've been thinking about a lot is the past of the brony fanbase. I've been lamenting how I never got to experience those moments because I thought MLP: FiM was trash. (Because I never watched it.) So I figured why not tell the story of how I became a brony?
I guess I'll begin with the launch of the Hub. At the time, I was a wee 13 year old. I saw ads for the Hub all over television. I thought nothing of it, because I thought it was just some stupid kids channel. One of things they promoted in their ads was MLP: FiM. (Again, I thought little of it, as I thought that MLP was just a stupid little girls show at the time.) A few months later, though, I lost access to cable. Then I think about a year or two later, I saw all this stuff about "bronies" on the internet. I think I'll let Filthy Frank sum up how I felt about it at first:
Then, my little brother's best friend at the time, (Who was a brony) kept watching all sorts of MLP stuff to annoy my little brother. And then he was like: "I'm gonna watch apple.mov!" And I overheard him watching it and I thought to myself: "Y'know, that actually looks kinda interesting! I need to check it out sometime!" And so about a year later, I did! I watched every episode of HotDiggedyDemon's "Pony.mov" series, and I thought to myself: "This is really funny!" And then one day, out of extreme, morbid, INSANE curiosity, I decided to watch the first episode. I even remember during the intro of it, I was thinking to myself: "Oh boy... here we go... we've got about 5 minutes and then they're gonna start talking about tea parties and dress up!" But then, something amazing (Or horrible) happened... I ended up LOVING it. And then, a few months later, I binge watched the entire series, found out about the MLP forums, and here I am today! Just one note about MLP: FiM before I sign off, I'll be honest, before I became a brony, I didn't WANT the show to suck, I just EXPECTED it to. (Because it's for little girls and shows for little girls are typically pretty damn bad.)
So yeah. That's the story of how I became a brony in a nutshell! Please leave your questions, comments, and complaints in the comments below. See ya!
It's a new day. Every waking moment for me is one with despair, and I'm constantly starved for help for my crippling sadness. Frankly, I'd say I have a long road ahead of more depression. Around every corner, there's more things for me to be depressed about. I'm feeling numb, because I feel like I have no time left until I do something horrible...
All that remains of my not as worrisome past are some posts I made on the web. As if that wasn't bad enough, I live in a house divided by religious views and politics. I wish I could talk about it on the internet without putting myself in harms way. But if I did that, I would be left with nothing but being amid the ruins of my old life. I wish I could go back. But sadly, there is no going back.
I have so many regrets. I wish I could do something about it, but I can't because time is the ties that bind. I would've just taken the things I needed then, but I couldn't do that because I'm not above the law. I'm saddened by this, but hopefully I'll get over it because I'm thicker than water. But unfortunately, my only escape from my despair seems to be from the gallows.
I guess I could say that I'm done running. I just don't wanna live a life of emptiness anymore. I especially after listening to my mom playing "Suffer the Children Unto Me." And after examining all the broken toys I have remaining from my past... I can only say one thing...
TAKE US BACK.
Since I saw another user do this, I figure I'll do it as well.
Abortion: I am 100% pro choice. Mainly because I'm my life philosophy, and scientifically, at least in my opinion, a fertilized egg cell isn't a person. Not to mention I support the right to choose in general.
Death Penalty: I'm not against it, but I'm not for it, either. Although I do consider it cruel and unusual punishment for crimes that aren't murder, I can sympathize with people who support in cases of murder, because if some bastard murdered my wife, I'd make them pay.
Economy: I'm less familiar with economics than I am with social issues, but I support Democratic Socialism. (I know, I'm a friggin' communist. )
Freedom of Speech: I fully support it, as most people should. People should be allowed to make certain speeches even if it upsets people. And if those upset people try to use violence against people who are expressing their freedom of speech, put them in jail. (I'm talking to you, anti-flag burners.)
Guns: I love guns. A lot. Though I am very supportive of gun control. (There's a difference between gun control and gun bans.) I think there should be some form of background check, because I think it's a REALLY bad idea to just let any butt-wipe with money have a gun.
Gay marriage: I 100% support gay rights.
Immigration: I might get a lot of flak for this, but I think that we should allow Mexicans who cross the border illegally to stay in America, because I'm sure they wouldn't do it illegally unless they had a good reason. Mexico is a dangerous place, and when the pressure's on, the luxury of choice tends to disappear. As for banning Muslims, I am highly against that. Even though I despise Islam, I think it's unfair to condemn an entire group of people just because there are some radicals and extremists. I will admit that if you look at opinion polls about the Muslim world, there are a concerning number of Muslims who are a BIT more comfortable with violence than they should be. But that doesn't mean that they themselves are terrorists, and there are millions of Muslims who COMPLETELY condemn terrorism and violence.
Religious Liberty: I fully support religious liberty, even though I'm very anti-religion. But if you start imposing your religious beliefs on other people, I'm gonna have a problem with you. (That's not religious liberty, by the way.)
Transgenderism: I think that people who get sex-change surgery deserve rights just as much as anyone else. I personally don't believe in that "unlimited genders" Tumblr nonsense. But if other people do, who cares? They aren't hurting anyone!
I might edit this in the future to include some other political beliefs I have but forgot about. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Today was my first day of school, and my final year of High School. The first day was alright, I guess. My favorite part about today was that there was this freshman girl who sounded a lot like Sweetie Belle!
Why does everyone have to insult me? I mean they're aren't exactly insulting me, but if you insult my favorite next-gen console (Xbox One), then you're basically insulting me. It just makes me really sad that everyone hates me. It seems that everyone hating me is a running theme in my life. My life sucks.
I'm replaying Pokemon SoulSilver version. This time I'm not gonna use Action Replay in order to get 4x XP in order to make the game a cakewalk. I'm just gonna do everything legit. So far, I've just beaten Bugsy, and I'm now gonna head into the Ilex Forest so I can catch a Heracross.