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Old May 5th, 2012 (08:34 PM).
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Favorite Episode: Applebuck season
- Favorite Main Pony:Applejack!

- Favorite Side Pony:Discord(if you call him a pony)
- About Me: I watch Mlp by day and write fanfic for it by night I've been a brony since season 2 started (btw loved the finale awesome villian!)
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Old May 6th, 2012 (02:42 AM).
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According to a 2011 study on the subject, the average Brony is 21 years old.
I will be 39 in december.
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Old May 6th, 2012 (05:29 AM).
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Old May 6th, 2012 (07:31 AM).
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a club for ponies ~yay~

- Favorite Episode:
Y U MAKE ME CHOOSE? Eh, it's a tie between Lesson Zero and Party of One. What, I like the crazy ponies.
- Favorite Main Pony:Twilight Sparkle
- Favorite Side Pony: Hmm....Luna. definitely Luna.
- About Me: Well, started watching ponies sometime last year been a fan ever since.
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Old May 6th, 2012 (09:03 AM).
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Quote originally posted by teamVASIMR:
Ah, joining. But it will be quite difficult.

- Favorite Episode: I do not believe in playing favorites.
- Favorite Main Pony: I do not believe in playing favorites.
- Favorite Side Pony: I do not believe in playing favorites.
- About Me: Used to write Pokemon fanfiction. Started watching ponies instead.

I'm here with a question, which I am also asking elsewhere:

I've noticed that the "brony" population has a significant concentration Pokemon fans.

On Youtube many of the commentators on pony videos have obviously Pokemon-related usernames.

Pony avatars and themes appear all over PokeCommunity (this was probably the first place I ever saw it) and other Pokemon fansites.

Out of all the threads on the first page of this here "Other clubs" forum, the pony one has one of the most replies/views (2,445/73,085), trailing only Bleach at 3,385/80,552. But that is to be expected -- it's a year older than you.

So anyway, I really want to know:
Why My Little Pony and not something else?
Is it because of certain influential Pokemon site users?
Or is there something about MLPFIM that attracts the same people as Pokemon?
I can't really add you because you have no pony listed to be your usergroup. I know you may not like "playing favorites", but it's needed to make the club look much smoother. You're in the club, you're just not going to be on the first post until you choose a Mane 6 pony.

Quote originally posted by xdom:
Favorite Episode: Applebuck season
- Favorite Main Pony:Applejack!

- Favorite Side Pony:Discord(if you call him a pony)
- About Me: I watch Mlp by day and write fanfic for it by night I've been a brony since season 2 started (btw loved the finale awesome villian!)
Quote originally posted by Kota889:
a club for ponies ~yay~

- Favorite Episode:
Y U MAKE ME CHOOSE? Eh, it's a tie between Lesson Zero and Party of One. What, I like the crazy ponies.
- Favorite Main Pony:Twilight Sparkle
- Favorite Side Pony: Hmm....Luna. definitely Luna.
- About Me: Well, started watching ponies sometime last year been a fan ever since.
You two are added, welcome to the club.
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Old May 6th, 2012 (10:25 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Sweet Candace:
I can't really add you because you have no pony listed to be your usergroup. I know you may not like "playing favorites", but it's needed to make the club look much smoother. You're in the club, you're just not going to be on the first post until you choose a Mane 6 pony.
Well then, Random.org shall remove all bias!

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Quote originally posted by Houndour2005 and U_Flame:
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Yes I realize the average is an arithmetic mean and not everyone will be close to the average.

But the point is, Pokemon exploded in popularity in 1998, and so there are "older" fans of Pokemon now. You don't have to be EXACTLY 8 years old to be in on the biggest thing of the decade.

But MLP was never that popular, especially among males. Now MLPFIM is popular, and there is major overlap with Pokemon fandom.

The thing is, I felt almost the same way watching MLP in 2012 as I did back in 1999 watching Pokemon. I suspect there is some kind of similarity, but what? The basic idea behind each franchise is very different.

So I repeat my questions:
Why My Little Pony and not something else?
Is it because of certain influential Pokemon site users?
Or is there something about MLPFIM that attracts the same people as Pokemon?
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Old May 6th, 2012 (02:28 PM).
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i'm 13 and i watch so do 2 of my friends who are the same age i don't know where this surey was done but it seems wrong?
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Old May 6th, 2012 (03:36 PM).
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Thanks Candace.

I'm eighteen and I watch it. Started to watch it when I was seventeen though.
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Old May 7th, 2012 (12:45 AM).
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Recently turned 20 and am still younger than the average person that likes what is often called a childrens' show. If I was 5 or 8 now, I probably would have never watched this, because "Ponies? Ew." In hindsight, it's negatively amazing how close-minded children often are and easily get away with it for years.
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Old May 7th, 2012 (09:12 PM).
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Quote originally posted by xdom:
i'm 13 and i watch so do 2 of my friends who are the same age i don't know where this surey was done but it seems wrong?
The Brony Study, first round was conducted in November 2011. The study recruited thousands of participants from several major brony sites.

The results page was down for a while but now it's back up!
http://www.bronystudy.com/id1.html

They are doing another round of study, I didn't look at the survey yet as it is very long.

Quote originally posted by mondays suck:
If I was 5 or 8 now, I probably would have never watched this, because "Ponies? Ew." In hindsight, it's negatively amazing how close-minded children often are and easily get away with it for years.
I haven't seen any reliable data on this yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if more men watch this show than little girls.
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Old May 10th, 2012 (07:24 AM).
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Dun, dun, dun!

I came to visit! Ha! Ha! Sorry for my absence, I've been so busy with life, trying to find work... dealing with life issues.

So, how are all you doing? Well, I take it?
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Old May 13th, 2012 (11:04 PM).
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Quote originally posted by teamVASIMR:
According to a 2011 study on the subject, the average Brony is 21 years old.

So he would have been born in 1990, meaning he was 8 years old, the target audience of Pokemon when it became popular in 1998. Pokemon was the in thing 1998, all the "cool" guys played Pokemon cards. (This is the reason Pokemon has older fans.) But the previous generations of MLP had never reached that level.

Why would these same people get into MLP now?
That's semi-accurate seeing I just turned 20 today.

And I think the same people are just now getting into MLP because the appeal of FiM is different form the 90s MLP. Lauren Faust's goal was to challenge the show's "girly" appearance and she basically did well-developed character and a more adventurous and action-packed story. The pilot episodes are an example of that. If you told me at 8 years old that I would watch My Little Pony in 10 years, I'd laugh in your face. But if you told me I would still like Pokemon in 10 years, I'd probably believe you more. It's just the fact that MLP's demographic is young girls and Pokemon is generally a show for guys.
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Old May 20th, 2012 (12:57 PM).
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- Favorite Episode: Dragonshy, Fluttershy is so cute in that one :o
- Favorite Main Pony: Fluttershy
- Favorite Side Pony: Derpy
- About Me: I used to play with ponies when I was little and watched the show.
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Old May 21st, 2012 (07:43 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Hayley:
- Favorite Episode: Dragonshy, Fluttershy is so cute in that one :o
- Favorite Main Pony: Fluttershy
- Favorite Side Pony: Derpy
- About Me: I used to play with ponies when I was little and watched the show.
Okay. You'll be added to the club list. Welcome to the club.
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Old May 21st, 2012 (08:00 AM).
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I have been watching it since i was 12 and joined this club 2 days after my 13th birthday
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Old May 21st, 2012 (08:05 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Yoshi-san:
Dun, dun, dun!

I came to visit! Ha! Ha! Sorry for my absence, I've been so busy with life, trying to find work... dealing with life issues.

So, how are all you doing? Well, I take it?
eep, Yoshi! I haven't seen you around in forever! >: I thought you were pretty much gone for good at one point so I took you off my PC Family list in my signature. ;_; Sorry for the super slow reply; I've been forgetting to check the club.

I've been pretty good, my last final is tomorrow and then I'll be free from class for the summer. Feels strange with no MLP to watch every Saturday though, lol.

And welcome, new members! :3
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Old May 21st, 2012 (05:29 PM).
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Wow... Took my a while to find this gemstone thread. I guess I'm no Rarity after all.

- Favorite Episode: Season 2 Episode 3. I lol'ed so hard at Twilight. xD
- Favorite Main Pony: Fluttershy... Dunno why, but I like her. o.O
- Favorite Side Pony: Big Mac. I love his 'Eeyup' and 'Nnope'
- About Me: My youngest brother was watching MLP and at first I find it childish, but after he noticed me, he asked me if I want to watch the first episode. Meh, what the hay, I have nothing to do anyway, so yeah. It may be childish, but I like the story and the approach. So, I BLAME my brother for making me a brony. xD
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Old May 21st, 2012 (11:03 PM).
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DJG, you watch MLP? Holy what. xDDD;;
Well, I'm not complaining! Welcome, dude! : D
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Old May 22nd, 2012 (02:50 AM).
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I'm a little late but I want to respect the ponies too!

Favorite Episode: Don't know, haven't watched the series yet
Favorite Main Pony: Rarity (with Rainbow Dash a close second)
Favorite Side Pony: Derpy Hooves (She's funny!)
About Me: I had a My Little Pony toy a few years back and even though I've never watched the show, I have seen several scenes from it and I think the ponies are cute. DeviantArt got me into liking My Little Pony.
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Old May 22nd, 2012 (02:54 AM).
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WATCH ITTTT. : DD
It's pretty good for what it is. xD;
Well, welcome to the club, Nichole! Enjoy your time here. : >
The club is pretty quiet as of late, especially since the second season just finished airing, but... still! xD;
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Old May 22nd, 2012 (05:19 AM).
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Quote originally posted by destinedjagold:
Wow... Took my a while to find this gemstone thread. I guess I'm no Rarity after all. :P

- Favorite Episode: Season 2 Episode 3. I lol'ed so hard at Twilight. xD
- Favorite Main Pony: Fluttershy... Dunno why, but I like her. o.O
- Favorite Side Pony: Big Mac. I love his 'Eeyup' and 'Nnope' :P
- About Me: My youngest brother was watching MLP and at first I find it childish, but after he noticed me, he asked me if I want to watch the first episode. Meh, what the hay, I have nothing to do anyway, so yeah. It may be childish, but I like the story and the approach. :) So, I BLAME my brother for making me a brony. xD
Quote originally posted by Hikari10:
I'm a little late but I want to respect the ponies too!

Favorite Episode: Don't know, haven't watched the series yet
Favorite Main Pony: Rarity (with Rainbow Dash a close second)
Favorite Side Pony: Derpy Hooves (She's funny!)
About Me: I had a My Little Pony toy a few years back and even though I've never watched the show, I have seen several scenes from it and I think the ponies are cute. DeviantArt got me into liking My Little Pony.
All right, you two are in the club. Hope you two have a good time here.
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Old May 22nd, 2012 (01:29 PM).
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I watched my first FiM episode last year in the autumn, and I began to notice the first avatars and sigs last summer.
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Old May 23rd, 2012 (08:39 AM).
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DJG, you watch MLP? Holy what. xDDD;;
Well, I'm not complaining! Welcome, dude! : D
Hahah.
Well yes I do.
In fact, I just finished watching every episode from season 1 to season 2 once again.
I want to say that the Canterlot wedding was very epic.

Anyway, I want to give us something to discuss...
I heard a rumor that Season 3 will no longer be in Ponyville?
Any thought about this though?
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Old May 23rd, 2012 (09:05 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Hikari10:
I'm a little late but I want to respect the ponies too!

Favorite Episode: Don't know, haven't watched the series yet
Favorite Main Pony: Rarity (with Rainbow Dash a close second)
Favorite Side Pony: Derpy Hooves (She's funny!)
About Me: I had a My Little Pony toy a few years back and even though I've never watched the show, I have seen several scenes from it and I think the ponies are cute. DeviantArt got me into liking My Little Pony.
Why have you been saying that you hate ponys in other threads if you haven't even watched the series yet
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Old May 23rd, 2012 (01:36 PM).
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...Wow. When was the last time I posted in here? I got a Pinkie Pie wallet a few days ago and I really love it. :3 I'm planning on making a Pinkie Pie collection soon.~

And I want season three to get here already... but good things must come to a wait.
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