Brony (My Little Pony glossary term)
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A brony is an adult fan (most often ages 18 - 34) of the children's cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony. Due to the presence of "bro" in the word, some maintain that the word brony only refers to male fans; others argue that it encompasses female fans as well.. It remains a matter of personal choice. Nevertheless, the word "pegasister" is often used to refer to female fans in particular. Many bronies create pony art, post fan videos on YouTube and contribute to threads on 4chan. The term distinguishes the adult following of MLP from the target audiece of young girls.
The term is a combination of "bro" and "pony."
- Gilbert, Anne. 2015. "What We Talk about When We Talk about Bronies." Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 20. http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2015.0666.
Some External Sources
- My Little Pony Corrals Unlikely Fanboys Known as ‘Bronies’ posted June 9, 2011, accessed December 1, 2011
- Urban Dictionary: Brony posted January 22, 2011, accessed November 19, 2016
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fandom posted May 18, 2012, accessed November 19, 2016
- Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (IMDB) accessed November 19, 2016
- Cuteness, friendship and identity in the brony community posted September 15, 2016, accessed November 19, 2016