The Bronies: “Though first it seems ironic soon enough it's very real”

by Toby Manhire / 22 January, 2013
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.”

And:

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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