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NuxersopusCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 42114637

Just letting you know in case you forgot. You should tell how pony made your life better.

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>>42114637
Also captcha took away my OP pic. Thanks captcha.

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Pony is life

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>>42114637
Pony made me de-stress and feel good and was a healing thing in my life. Unfortunately I've seen the more vitriolic side of the pony community in the form of hypocritical insults and bitching. Kind of hilarious and ironic as you'd think a show about love and friendship and "tolerating" one another would actually be something the members would believe in. The show itself is/was beautiful. The community members are less-so

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>>42114637
I met the love of my life on a website dedicated to MLP. What more do I need to say?

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>>42114637
It didn't, lmao. If anything it just cut a few precious irretrievable years out of my life when I was living as an impossible-to-respect ponytard. If not for the other things I found in tangent to the fandom I'd be wishing I never hopped aboard this unfathomably stupid train.

It's chan culture that improved my life. It taught me to embrace parts of myself I didn't even know were acceptable/positives.
And to a lesser extent, animu improved it, for a time. I was full anti-weeb until I came to chans. But animu also sucks now and I'd say I'm just about done with that phase.

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I got into pony in early 2012 when I was only 11. I was just starting high-school, was extremely weird, and had no friends, something that if anything has only gotten worse IRL.

Pony gave a fantasy world to slip into when my IRL life was so mundane and lonely. I remember spending countless hours in and out of school reading fanfiction. The two longest fanfictions that I read were probably Griffin The Griffin, who’s full series accounts for over 700,000 words, and A Wolf Among Ponies, which makes up 747,000 words, although to be honest I only read through about 400,000 words of A Wolf Among Ponies, but Griffin The Griffin to this day stands as the longest series I’ve read to completion, as well as one of my favourites, and I read it when I was only 14-15 years old.

When I think back to this period of my life largely all I can think about is endless hours either reading fanfiction or day dreaming about it. I’d read certain fics and day dream about them literally years after the fact, sometimes I even do so today. Every new fanfiction I read was an entirely new world I could explore in my mind, and I treasured all of them as such. And of course I’d imagine myself in place of some characters, or just eject myself into the story, or have imaginary interactions with characters, etc, which is a large part of why I became so obsessed with Lyra. By far she’s the character I’d interact with and think about the most, and because of this today I’ve read virtually everything written about her. She was a companion who I could talk about anything when I had none IRL.

Other than fanfiction I watched a few channels and the show, but I was mostly interested in fanfiction. And that was basically my relationship to the fandom until I discovered this site. Upon finding this site I began to form genuine relationships with people the first time since I was extremely young. I went from having no one to suddenly having a large community of people, and luckily I’ve been able to quite a few positive relationships out of it.

>>42114846
Also this.

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As cheesy and reading-too-much-into-things as it sounds for someone in, like, her late twenties to be saying this, I kinda needed to hear all that "there are lots of different ways to be a girl" stuff that Lauren Faust was talking about in interviews. The show gave me a lot of different strong female role models at a time when I really needed that. Helped me work through some stuff.

The community, I don't know if it helped or hurt me in the long run. I mean, I'm here, and I like being where I am now, so I guess intrinsically things would have been different if I changed any of the past, so I wouldn't change anything.
Also, I kinda like... had some relationships here, of course. Which were likely overall good for me. Good practice at least.

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>>42114859
>>42114858
I'm happy for you two yet I really envy you two. I've met some really horribly disingenuous people here that i'd hope nobody has the misfortune of knowing . I'm here mostly for the ponies, but i always look for friendship wherever i go

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42114861

It's a real shame that some of us had stumbled upon some of the most divisive people online, but much of what happened is in the past now.
The only person I despise now is Donald Trump but that's a subject for a later date.

I try to remember only the good times and pray there will be more good memories too.

Seasons 1 and 2 really stood out to me in the early eras, back when Faust had a bigger role in the show.
Overall the show made me feel I could step out of my ordinary mundane confines and gain more confidence in the real world. Even got a handful of friends at a support group IRL who enjoy the show too.

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42114862

I've had a handful of eye-opening relationships too, if I should say so myself.
Eventually led me to getting to meet at least two people IRL who were not from any pony-related community.
And any friends I've known for maybe 8-9 years are still around now and then, so I've gained more than lost, I would say.

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>>42114861
Not Pence also? I'd wonder why you don't hate Pence too.

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>>42114863
I don't pay much attention to American politics, not being from the US myself.
But all I'll say is, I don't agree strongly with republican views in general.

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I made new friends and that equals magic!

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>>42114845
>Pony made me de-stress and feel good and was a healing thing in my life.
>>42114866
These.

And by virtue of the fandom and its internet base I discovered a LOT of things.

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Better I'm not really sure is the right word. I think it was more the start of the fuck purge whereas I stopped caring what others thought.
Before I moved in fully with him, Friday night sleepovers at his house were a thing solely because of pony Saturday morning. The comics were neat and several folks were nice. There was drama, but for the most part a lot less than dealing with furries.
I will say that pony was overall a positive thing in my life.

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>>42114938
>There was drama, but for the most part a lot less than dealing with furries.
ok quote of the day right there

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Ponies are a good drug to battle my crippling depression.
Heavy dosages of cute and fuzzy feelings.

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I got into pony during a very rough part of my life, but for me the show was always secondary. I was a regular in /b/read for weeks or months before I even watched the show, all because, even in the cesspool that was 4chan, the people were friendly and loving and I needed that then. I was an anon until people started recognising my posting style and file names, and I got assigned Derpy² since I was one of two Derpy posters, and it stuck. Now I just keep the square part, but Derpy is still best pone (and that is her name, whatever canon says.)

I made quite a few friends there and some here and on mlpchan while it existed. Some I even met IRL, which was cool. A few I still speak to on a regular basis and consider good friends.

So yeah, pony definitely improved my life, if even just by proxy.

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>>42114639
Yup!
>>42114845
You know, I have thought the exact thing many times. About every time on my short visits to /mlp/. Though now that I think about it, it seems logical that a happy pony show would attract people who are just miserable.
>>42114846
You can gush about her I guess
>>42114858
Pony has always been great escapism for me too. It was awesome to forgot the pains of real life and just be in a different, better world. I am doing much better nowadays, but I still love to view cute pony and draw it too.
>>42114866
Awesome!
>>42114972
They are my favorite drug against any kind of bad feeling. Only one I am taking too!

Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42115015

>>42115013
>You can gush about her I guess
*He
Mac is amazing. I love him so much and I can't wait for him to get home from India tonight. He makes my life truly wonderful.

NuxersopusCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42115018

>>42115015
Nice! Hope you are gonna have a great time with him

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42115021

I didn't watch the show for very long, but this site was a nice place to hang out. Like, I mostly lurked a whole bunch, but I did make some friends and I even got to have a relationship with someone I met here. And yeah, I don't talk to most of those people anymore and I'm no longer together with her, but like, those were still nice experiences to have, and some of those friends are still really important people to me. This site and this community was kinda how I learned to interact with people and it helped me through some difficult stuff. I think I'd be worse off without all that.
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>>42115018
He lives in another state, but we have traveled to spend time in person for a combined time of about two months now, and will be meeting up again in Feb or March.

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Thanks to the show I learned to appreciate cute things, not that I was against them in the first place I think but I never paid much attention to it.

It introduced me to a community that while it has it's drama I wouldn't trade for anything.

It's helped me at least try to make an active attempt to make friends (which is an achievement for my introverted ass).

It also encouraged me to make things, even if it's something very small like photoshopping a top hat on objectively best pony.

All and all i'm happy MLP happened, while the show has ended, the people, the art, the fanfics and the fanworks haven't.

Plus desktop ponies were the shit.

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Started to watch the show around episode 7 of season 1.

Shitposted on /b/ pony threads then after the widespread bans. I started posting on here.

Became part of the /rp/ community. Made friends on there. I'm still great friends with a good chunk of these folk. I go and visit them at least once a year.

So it helped meet new people and experiences. Hell the first convention I went to was Bronycon with people I met here.

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Indirectly, one could say that it's pretty much shaped my life as it is today, which I definitely think is a good thing.

My life was kinda shit in early 2011 when I discovered the show. At the time, it was a ray of unadulterated joy and kindness in my world, which was something I desperately needed at the time. Sure, it was a cartoon for little girls, but it was a well-made and at least somewhat entertaining one, and the incredible honesty it had in just depicting something happy and good was a breath of fresh air.

After a couple months, I joined Ponychan. There, I met Cross Breeze, who I ended up talking to a lot, and eventually tried moving in with for a few months. It worked out, so we stayed together, and eventually got married. Through having something in my life that I actually cared about, I was able to channel my energy into improving it and making it better for us both, and things are actually pretty damn good right now. I've got a good career, a nice house (Rented, but we're working on that), stuff that makes me happy, and a husband that makes me happy to be around every single day. All indirectly due to this silly pastel horse show. So I'd say that's pretty good.

Oh, and all the country-moving that was necessary to be with him also got me away from my family, who I have since realized are a horrible bunch of people, at least towards me, and whose presence drive me into patterns of thinking and behavior that are bad for me and everyone around me. It's a sad thing to realize, but it's honestly good. Whenever we visit for any amount of time, I find myself slipping back into that negative behavior somewhat, so it's good that I unintentionally ended up leaving them behind.

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Oh I'm who I am today cause of Pony. Specifically Ponychan tho, I bowed out of the show when I moved out of home the first time I think.

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>>42115178
Watching pastel horse turned you into a girl.

Admit it!

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>>42114637
Ponies helped me remember how i used to make myself feel secure: by dragging around a stuffed animal everywhere i went. I took up the habit again after 40 years and i feel happy again.

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I'd say the main takeaway is meeting a lot of people here (two of which I still regularly talk to) and just having tons of fun playing video games online with said people. No big introspective thing, just having fun with friends and making good memories.

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>>42115317
Can watching pastel girls turn me into a horse?

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>>42115342
Can confirm, watched Equestria Girls and am now a slightly entertained horse.

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>>42115342
I keep trying. I'll let you know.

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It mildly amused me.


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