Though members of the brony community are no strangers to drama, once united in the name of friendship and rainbows and glitter, they can be a powerful force for good. Now, fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic are channeling their obsession with cartoon horses into philanthropy by pledging to donate money to Los Angeles’s Wildlife Learning Center in the name of MLP characters.
Yesterday Walmart announced that it is beginning to test same-day delivery, much to the chagrin of its former partner Amazon. But you know what you can now get delivered from Walmart, hopefully same-day? Brony-themed t-shirts!
According to Equestria Daily, the #1 news source for all things brony, Walmart has begun to sell women’s t-shirts with “I love Bronies” emblazoned on the front. The only trouble with this, as the Daily Dot points out, is that Walmart has used the image for the old vintage 1980′s My Little Pony cartoon instead of the modern day update, which most bronies far prefer.
My Little Pony is known for espousing virtues of love, tolerance and friendship, but sometimes its fans forget how to play nice.
Purple Tinker, a transgendered LGBT advocate and founder of BronyCon, published a post to her Tumblr yesterday alleging that several staffers working at the Canterlot Gardens MLP convention in Ohio made false claims about her. Purple Tinker claims that she was slandered and libeled when staffers at the convention spread rumors that she was arrested for being hopped up on meth and wielding a knife.
It’s a question that has plagued us during many sleepless nights: What is a brony, really? We already know that fans of the rainbow-ridden My Little Pony series enjoy attending conventions and having public cybersex on Twitter, but little else has been scientifically revealed about the psychology behind the mystical brony culture…until now. (Cue Law and Order cut music.)
The Daily Dot pointed us to a study done by two researchers named Dr. Patrick Edwards and Dr. Marsha Redden, who conducted a survey in an attempt to classify the personality traits of bronies. Their findings may shock you.
Just kidding, they’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect.