Hello, about these times last year, a shy boy from Finland came into this happy site of MLP Forums, I didnt know what to do or what to say, I had no friends I was depressed lonely bullied and nothing was working. I had found MLP during summer and I had heard bronies were good people. So I decided to try MLP Forums in order to find some new friends.
It all started quite quietly So to say
My Favourite Mane 6 Pony: Fluttershy
How did you find MLP Forums?: I've seen many forums before but never one with this kind of friendliness andacceptance of others. I truly appreciate that i found this place.
How you became a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: My teacher told a joke about bronies and showed some video about them. Then i came to think that why there are so many bronies it can't be bad if so many people are into it. After that I started watching the show and couldn't stop...
I come from Finland so my english is pretty bad. So I hope u can understand my posts with some of these mistakes that I made.
I liked Fluttershy first I saw lot myself in her and I was shy like she was but only difference was that she had friends I didn't. I was quite surprised I got many welcomes in that thread of mine. I still was quite shy and afraid to make any posts really. I made first status update "I like silence" as the time passed I made some random posts somewhere. I had my two first friends I think Gone Airbourne and JamesBobbyJrReed
Then i saw thread Rarity fan club I saw there was many posts in there and I though how Rarity has so much more than others, then I checked the place out and made one post there I saw people liked the post and were friendly to me then I posted there more I got always bit more and more comfortable.
I still felt out of place and I felt I didnt belong in the group so I felt that maybe maybe if I knew the history I could fit in better, so I read every post posted in that thread it took maybe week or more but I felt little better but I still couldn't be myself I felt bit insecure.
In october or november I decided to start welcoming new people in welcoming plaza threads. I remembered how happy I was when I was welcomen I felt that I need to be there for other ponies. And be their friend support them and make them feel that they belong.
Christmas passed I felt more comfortable already but not yet 100% I continued and I think it was around february or January when I was super happy and I started using the smiley emoticons Because they made me feel happy.
I got more and more comfortable and i had made many good friends but I felt still insecure and the end of march I finally started feeling better but then I saw my good friends Obsidian Sky and ghostfacekiller39 left the site. I didnt know what was going on I was quite devastated two of my great and wonderful friends now out of my reach.
I felt comfortable posting at that time but I still had to cope with the loss It took couple months and I saw my friends SCS and Aquila left too I didnt know what to do . I just kept moving forward.
Not too long ago I started personally greeting everyone into the forums I just felt that welcoming threads werent enough because not everyone made them.
and now I'm here these days I can truly be happy here with all of my friends and have smile on my face it is because you all are absolutely fantastic and lovely people thank you everyone.
Here is photo of me and my hair, I cant let my fears hold me back anymore!!!!