Ponyjoy. I think the most amazing thing about it is that it’s not just a feeling, it’s an energy source.

It inspires us to spend countless hours making PMV’s, writing music, fanfiction, art, and every craft imaginable from wallets to cakes. It is a feeling so powerful that it isn’t enough to just watch ponies and smile, it makes you want to spread those smiles around like Pinkie Pie does.

I’m not going to attempt to speak for everypony, but for me, when I see those smiles spreading around, when I see bronies raising over $100,000 in a single year to help those in need, I feel like Equestria is growing, making a difference not just in my internal life, but in the whole wide world.

Isn’t that what everyone wants? Their inner life to be in harmony with that which goes on without? To feel like what they are doing actually means something?

Now obviously the brony community can’t be all the meaning in your whole life, but it’s still darn good to know that you’re part of something that is a force for good in the world.

There is a problem, though: there are some bronies who look around at all this beauty going on in the community, and feel left out. They lament because they think they have nothing of value to contribute.

Not true.

Even if you haven’t found your special talent, or if that talent hasn’t manifested in a way that will garnish much attention, you’re still here.

One thing that everypony reading this has in common is that you all, at some point, felt motivated to come online and participate in the brony community in some way. You could have watched the show on your own and not participated in fan activity, but you decided to come here and talk about your love of ponies. To share it. To be social.

To make friends.

That’s a noble endeavor in and of itself – making friends. It was Twilight’s sacred mission, and it saved Equestria on more than one occasion. It’s why we are here.

So treat your ponyjoy like a tool – a weapon of peace and smiles and cupcakes. Use it to make friends, to brighten your life, and to brighten the lives of others. That’s real magic, and the great thing about being a brony is that magic is the ultimate renewable energy source.



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  • Wow, you’re really positive. I like that.

    I’m not feeling positive about the fandom or the show right now. Why? I think it’s because I’ve been reading too many EqD comments. I just don’t know what to do with the fandom right now. Bleh.

    Sorry for useless comment.

    • There are worse places than EqD comments, which really aren’t that bad in the scheme of things.

      • YouTube…

        As for happiness and being in this fandom, it is all about hanging out with like minded people which in a fandom this large does not equate to anywhere and everywhere. We are a giant city with multiple neighborhoods and cultures all under the same general idea of people who watch a show.

        One the main things is, remain a fan, don’t get involved in the backroom crap that goes on, it ends up being nothing but maddening.

        • Anonymous

          Amen to that. We’re like every other large fandom at this point, there’s both great folks and assholes everywhere. You just have to know how to navigate.

      • Anonymous

        youtube and certain tumblrs that are nuttier than squirrel shit come to mind
        maybe a pony-related subreddit or two, but most of those reddit bronies/subreddits are pretty level headed

  • Jody Morgan

    And I’m suddenly wondering what Gendid thinks of this series of editorials.

    • Gendid

      It’s not something I believe in, personally. But Sprocket’s not working for a profit, and endorsing charity. Hard to find harm in that.

  • Anonymous

    It’s nice to see a positive editorial about ponyfandom.

    …I really don’t have anything else to add. Just wanted to put that out there.

  • Aponymous

    I said this once already (comment in an article below,and still have yet to come up with a OC,find my ST/get my CM,visit EqD,etc.) however –
    where there’s a will there’s a way! ;)
    Ditto/Amen bro!