Heheh, I think we’ve disagreed over at least half the things we’ve talked about, but I’ll just imagine that I’m included in that anyway. After all, if everyone agreed all the time, discussion sure would be a drag. =b
So anyway, when did I become a brony? It was back in August, I believe. Like for some of you, KYM actually played an instrumental role in that process, as did EQD and YouTube, naturally.
I can’t remember if it was on some Zelda site or what, but I kept seeing random pony fanart pop up everywhere, and I actually tried watching the pilot sometime in the Spring of last year. I got bored around the time AJ came on the screen, and after that I left ponies alone for a few months. Eventually, though, I somehow saw Stare Master, and I was kind of impressed with the way Fluttershy retained her personality in circumstances that would have had her jump out of character in any other show. At any moment, I expected her to lose her demure voice and demeanor and start acting like in-charge-Marge toward the CMC, but she never did. Actually, that’s probably one reason I’m not too sure how I feel about Putting Your Hoof Down, it took her out of character for the sake of the gag. But anyway, not long after that I saw some other Fluttershy clips, like her yays and her Gala freakout, and I was hooked. Then I started finding awesome PMVs and the greatest remixes and such. Looking back, I must say an internet addict and animation fan like me never stood a chance against ponies.
Derpy deserves mention in my bronification as well, since after seeing a picture of her I became obsessed with finding out more about this odd derp-eyed pony. The more I researched, the more of the show I watched, until eventually I was sitting in eager anticipation for season 2 just like everyone else, totally pumped for more Derpy and Fluttershy and Twilight and Rarity and Luna and so on. Ah, good memories.
It’s all her fault.