My history with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic began somewhere around January 20-26, 2013.
I remember I was watching a bunch of Epic Meal Time videos on Youtube when I saw the video "Epic Pie Time" by Silly Filly Studios
in my suggested videos section.
I'd known about the FiM fandom from seeing signatures & avatars on other sites but this is the first time I had seen it "in the wild".
"Oh, why not," I thought to myself "This might be funny." so I clicked on the video and hoped for the best.
I remember being shocked by the colorful language & thinking "Is this a parody of a My Little Pony or is this real!?"
Now, I was on the hunt for the pilot to see if it was as over the top as the video I had just watched had led me to believe & after some searching I finally found it.
As I sat down to watch the Friendship is Magic two parter a name popped up during the theme song that I recoginzed "Lauren Faust",
a name I was familiar with but was also unfamiliar with at the same time. (I'm not a Powerpuff Girls or Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends fan.)
Seeing Lauren Faust's name made me nervous but I kept watching hoping that maybe this wouldn't be like her husband Craig McKraken's previous cartoons
that primarily focused on silly comedy.
Fast forward to the end of the two part pilot where my initial reaction was "That was pretty meh." & feeling that I didn't think that I would continue watching the series.
A while later, I kept thinking "I should give it another try, maybe I'm missing something." to the point where I was arguing with myself over whether or not
I should watch episode 3.
Finally, I gave in to my self-doubt & watched "The Ticket Master" which, I ended up enjoying a lot more than the pilot because it was a more of a slice of life/comedic
story instead of an action adventure story.
"The Ticket Master" was the episode that hooked me & that caused me to catch up/binge watch the entire series up until the newest episode at the time
"Just For Sidekicks" ("Games Ponies Play" was just a couple of days away at that point.).
And so ends my history of how I became a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Thank You SO MUCH for taking the time to read this awful mess.