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View Poll Results: What does "Brony" mean to you?
Male My Little Pony fans 26 37.68%
ANY My Little Pony fans 4 5.80%
Friendship is Magic fans ONLY 26 37.68%
Trolls/internet troublemakers 5 7.25%
You mispelled brownie! Mmm...brownies... 8 11.59%
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does "Brony" mean to you?

I've discovered that the word Brony has different meanings, depending, of course, on what you were told when you first heard about it.

For me it was described as a general MLP fan name, but since then I've heard other meanings. To me, its WAY too cool to let any one group claim it. It should belong TO THE PEOPLE! XD


So I'd like to see what everyone else thinks. <3
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Totally agree, brony!
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've never heard that term! lol ^^;
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think those that are fans of FiM exclusively, and post on FiM boards, Equestria Daily etc. are bronies regardless of gender. There are little girls who watch FiM only and I don't see them as bronies. I guess you can call me a little bit of a brony because I got into MLP through FiM and ocasionally post on Ponychan (though it can get pretty hectic sometimes).

The bronies I've seen, while they often fall into the *chan crowd, are very rarely trolls. They're just jokers who like discussion.

Also funny story: I was searching for bronies on Google and it came up saying "did you mean brownies" mmm, bronie- I mean brownies.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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XD That's where I got the last option from. My pal did the Google search and told me.
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To me it's a bit more complicated. Bronies to me means male my little pony fans who were brought to the community/pony world because of FiM. We have many long standing male members who have always been collectors and I don't consider them to be bronies.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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im sure brony was used before fim to describe male collectors... idk i could be remembering wrong, but im sure it goes back way before fim lol

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Brony is not a male only term. It's a term that originated on the comic section (/co/) of a certain infamous NSFW 18+ board, 4chan, and later expanded to all 4chan pony fans. It originated from the meme of calling people 'bro' (I.E. 'Cool Story, Bro.') combined with the FiM theme of making words pony-related.

I would call myself a brony even though I am female. It's related more so to the sites you hang out on than the pony collecting hobby. Bronies tend to like FiM only, but some like the toys and get over here as well.

You wouldn't call yourself a TPer if you didn't go here on the MLPTP would you? Or call yourself an arena member if you didn't go to the MLPArena? Same thing.

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jocundthelilac View Post
I think those that are fans of FiM exclusively, and post on FiM boards, Equestria Daily etc. are bronies regardless of gender.
THIS. The FiM fandom invented the term, so I think they get dibs on it. But I think narrowing it down to gender is when it gets unfair.

I'm a girl, but I consider myself a brony because I love the show and go on the FiM-exclusive sites. However, I also consider myself a Pony Fan, as in I love the toys and collect all the generations, not just G4.

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Male MLP fans.
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