I joined the fandom around November via the MLPGs of /co/, so I was around a lot of the original people who kind of gave this fandom a kick start. Of course people were already gathering on random sites, but the first explosion of the fandom would come from 4chan’s /co/ threads.
I don’t know the actual story, just was always told this article by Cartoon Brew writer AMID was what caused a group on /co/ to watch My Little Pony. Basically it perked the ears of several due to names like Lauren Faust and Rob Renzetti being attached. Faust of course known for her work on shows and movies (Fosters, PPG, Cats Can’t Dance, Iron Giant) and Renzetti (2 Stupid Dogs, Dexter’s Lab, PPG, Samurai Jack). And I’m sure like most people in that era, it was the classic “I dare you watch this and say its not actually good”.
Correct me if I’m wrong, I may write a book about this whole thing someday, and get me some of that spendy cash monies. Anyways, on with Submission Tuesdays.
Squeak submitted the next Doctor Whooves radio play, I do believe we featured the other ones in the previous Submission Tuesday, and of course showcased the storybook recently done.
#5 Accidental Brony Shoutout in German National Television
So this was submitted to us with details, since the page linked above (click the image) is all in German. In short there was some sort of brony shoutout done, not sure if by the political party that this video is from or what (crap internet, can’t watch), but check about 1:28 into the video, tell me what you see.
Apparently the “Pirate Party” is a real political party on Germany and other Euro countries, made up of nerds, geeks and pretty much everyone else who has an affiliation with the internet. Apparently the video expires in a few days, so grab me some screen shots.
#6 Ponies of War – Battlefield 3 Pony Group
Hi everyone! We are Ponies of War. We used to be only a BF3 platoon but have since then grown into our own forums, steam group, and sub-community for gamer bronies.
Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PoniesofWar
We really have grown in the short time that we were last featured on EQD. So far we have 5 BF3 platoons for PC and 1 each for Xbox and PS3. Each platoon caps at 100 people so that\'s a lot of bronies and pegasisters!
Links to BF3 platoons (just in case!)
PoW 1 http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2826550451857697204/
PoW 2 http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2826550451877424660/
PoW 3 http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2826550451888646783/
PoW 4 http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2826550451903757759/
PoW 5 http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2826550451919565538/
PoW XBL http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2826550451862159961/
PoW PSN http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2826550451874540111/
Thanks in advance!