The Bronies: “Though first it seems ironic soon enough it's very real”by Toby Manhire
An animated video explains the history of Bronies – adult fans of My Little Ponies. Oh, and it’s voiced by Q from Star Trek.
Remember the Bronies? Adult (and mostly male) My Little Pony fandom, first gawped at here almost a year-and-a-half ago, has not gone away. It apparently just keeps growing.
A new documentary on the phenomenon, called Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony and produced by Michael Brockhoff, includes a rather snappy and, frankly, edifying tune, voiced by John DeLancie (Q from Star Trek), explaining the appeal and the distinction between the classes of Brony: starter, moderate, creative and hipster.
“Though the growth of Brony fandom might simply seem absurd,” it goes. “True fans adore the show and others gallop to the herd.”
For Hipster Bronies watching pastel ponies has appeal.
Though first it seems ironic soon enough it's very real.
From moderates to starters who are finding it with hype –
when the Bronies, they invade their favourite forums and websites.
And though at first a little skeptical, these moderates inquired.
And once they finally found the show their love for it caught fire.
More on the documentary, funded with the help of Kickstarter, here.
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