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Fall to Bronydom by TheDracoJayProduct Fall to Bronydom by TheDracoJayProduct
Edit: How is it that so many people can relate to this?
please disregard about 80% of this description. thank you.
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Well I'm pretty sure that I mentioned it on my first MLP picture, and I finally got around to it. :hooray: I felt that I had to do something to express my gratitude for my watchers, pageviews, and I guess i have to be thankful the MLP exists. Without it there would be a huge gap in the the internet. Or at least that's how I think of it in my mind.
And so I quickly sketched this out, tried making it into a full color, but then decided that it looked better as a sketch.

Well as it says in the comic, thank you for my +1000 pageviews! :iconilikeitplz: I view it as a stepping stone. And I can only dream and work my hardest to put out as much art as I can in the future, hopefully that all (or at least most) of you like =D

Oh and btw, I feel that I have to confess something. RD fans please don't hate me for this... :pray: When I watched my first episode of MLP...the first time I saw her in the actual show... for some strange reason... I thought that Rainbow Dash was a boy.....
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Please don't judge me. :please:
Off that note... if this is similar to the way you became a brony, I urge you to comment!
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superman676 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Is this how most people get started as bronies?...... Oh dear god...... not me too!...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-oh wait, only half-bronie.
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha this little comic is sooo old :XD:

Really though? Define "half-brony" =)
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superman676 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Likes: mlp/video game crossovers, YouTube parodies, 1 fanfic, some of the creepypastas, and the fact that the original characters look cute.
Hates: everything else
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Foxtrack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Sounds like how I felt and how MLP grew on me. I figured out why I love the show. It makes me feel genuinely happy.
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Jon-rex666 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
same  here
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:iconmattlikestodeviate:
MattLikesToDeviate Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My assimilation was near spot on with yours.
I like!!
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ScarletParks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is my assimilation word for word.
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Legioner8 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Well, I blame Mr.Creepy Pasta and his reading of Cupcakes for getting my attention to this pony stuff. (yes, i am bad person)
And Silent Ponyville for actually making me brony.
And I like Pinkie no matter what!
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annoyedlordloss Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
This was a very similar form of how I myself became a brony, kudos to you Draco.
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Tangerine102 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Writer
Ooh, you started off well. Secret of my Excess is one of my favorites!
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never heard Bronyness described as a "horrifyingly infectious disease" in a positive way...
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TheDarkwoodsCircus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I bet this is how everyone reacts, this is how i first responded too XD
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M00n-Gl0w Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye! I also got influenced by my little sister when she ask of me to download the videos. I was sketching some random cartoonish dragons as my sis play'd the video. The very first episode was thing (especially the story of Nightmare Moon) that caught my ears and eyes.

Ever since that day, I forever regret to say that MLP is just for some kiddies show back in the past. Maybe being 'Pink' doesn't seem to be bad after all... :icongrinstareplz:
Wait a minute, I comment this right? So that means :icongaspshrimpplz: I'm a Brony...... :iconheaddeskplz: Lol

I just hope that Princess Luna would appear more often :) She's my favorite princess :blush: There I go again..
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well then same here ;) and that's exactly why I'm making Lunar Isolation
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M00n-Gl0w Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlunahuzzahplz::iconsaysplz:"All shall hail the Night! And the comic as well!"
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ApriLexi Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, actually, I mostly became a brony...(I am NOT a brony!) because of you .____.; awwwwh. hahaha this page is awesome
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:icondisapprovingplz: What are you talking about? This is one of the most derp things I've ever made... XD haha thanks :hug:
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Jsekela77 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I was just channel-surfing one day, and the channel stopped on the Hub. My eyes were bombarded with so many bright colors at once, I was like "Holy crap, WAT." All of a sudden, I was watching 2 unicorns and a pony having a sleepover during a thunderstorm. "Wait, aren't those some of my sister's old toys...?"

Within 5 minutes, the basic thought stream of my mind was "Oh, sweet mother of God, WHY AM I WATCHING THIS??! This is so awesome...!!" and, unfortunately (maybe fortunately, I don't know), I was hooked.

And that's how I got my cutie mark. :iconpinkiepiederpplz: (Oh, good God...)
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I-gotta-cold Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
lolol

I was at my favorite website, a GUN website none the less, and someone started a thread in the team forum.

It's now up to 73 pages, and more people were taken into the collective.
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mc019 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Same thing happened to me. I was looking around the internet and these "Pony" stuff started spreading. Curiosity got the best of me so I did an hour of lazy research then just watched the 1st episode. Finished both seasons in 2 days
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matty4z Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
seen drawing/artwork/comic on here
and had to investigate ..........yeah...? up to date
on the full series so far--? why is it as addictive as it is ?
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El-Jorro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
The same thing almost happened to me, except I started with the first episode.
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cf6 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Same thing here.
*brohoof* /)(\
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J4B Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can relate to the feeling.
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Pikku-Miku Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Welcome to the herd bro, my experience was bit similar
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:dummy: :iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
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R-B-D Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That, was a very well drawn and written story. I can relate to it, I had been watching as the ponified memes popped up, as some forums were apperantly dedicated to the show, I figured there had to be some reason as to why it was so popular, so one day, when I got home early, I checked to make sure I was alone, locked my room, and looked up an episode.

My first episode was the first episode of season 2. I loved it. The animations were really good, the voices were really good, the story was really good, it was (and is) just an amazing show.

Been a brony ever since.
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice :iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz: Every word you speak is true.
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ASCIIcatDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*bro hoof*
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
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Trueblue02 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
i was one of them...
they who criticize without understanding something... i first noticed this whole pony thing early last year after seeing alot of pony avatars showing up in game forums.

"WFT???" was all i could think of every time. Alot of times hearing a TV in an adjacent room, id hear a commercial for da ponies... would either hear a "Celestia" or...

"Pinkie Pie"


gave no thought to it
no thought that this "pinkie pie" would be the one to cause change.

Chanel crusin at some point, i come across the HUB. I heard bout Transformers Prime and GI Joes being there, but something else was on at the time...... Ponies.

"F%#@, when does TF come on???" I check the schedule, next thing i see is this hyper pink blob dartin around singing (evil enchantress). I watch for a moment but flick away soon after, not wanting anything to do with it then.

"pinkie pie"....


Oddly the next few time i random surf and land on the HUB, anytime it was ponies, "pinkie pie" was quick to take the scene doin god know what randomness. By the 4th time, i say to hell with it and i gave that episode a whirl...

Feeling Pinkie Keen

....

After that, i would record an episode every now and then, till eventually i just set U verse to "record series". And after exploring the fanbase over the net soon after ( the art, the fics, YouTube,etc)well...

Ive been a "Sonic Soldier" since '95 and have only held that title...

last year i added "Brony" to personal bio and i actually hold this series to the same high regards ive only reserved for sonic.

hats off to you Faust
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Argofinkal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
A touch similar, yes.

My brother began to visit one of those sites for uploading humorous pictures, funnyjunk if I recall, and I looked at some of the stuff he was watching.

Then came the comments section.

Besides the incredible amount of Spiderman reaction pictures, there were some other, almost as numerous, reaction pictures.

Ponies. Tons of them.

I poked around and found out about G4 of MLP, back around July-August of last year, and said "Well, lots of people genuinely like this show, I wonder what does it have above the previous MLP shows?" And then opened YouTube and searched for episode one.

It makes me happy.
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yup :iconilikeitplz: ponies tend to do that
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Guilrel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Latest and random episodes are better to grab someone's attention rather than the first episode. :nod:
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's the way I see it. =) The newer episodes are usually always more adapted and have more entertaining content than previous ones. Thus they are better at capturing/converting/entertaining/makingpeoplefallinlovewiththem
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Guilrel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Yeah the one that got me into the show was last year in the episode called "A Dog and Pony Show." This is what got me to watch the show, unforturnately I only watch it if Spike's in for most of the plot of the episode.
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha :XD: Oh Spike why must you be the only main Male character?
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Guilrel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Yeah... but I'm okay with that at the moment.
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MuffinShy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More or less happened with all of us. :3
Nicely made comic. :iconflutterhappyplz:
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :la:
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MuffinShy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconfluttershyishappyplz:
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Ran-thewhitecat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
*cough*IthoughtbothRDandApplejackweremale*cough*

To be honest, I think this would have a higher impact if it ended after "Play". It would be one of those "open ending but you actually know what happened next" things. That aside, this is awesome :P
What did you do this with?
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*cough*thankgodimnotalone*cough*

Yah I agree it would have been better if I ended it there, but this wasn't originally meant for emotional impact. (I wish I had tried to make it for that, now that i look back on it) It was just a random little comic I had wanted to do for a while, that I just happened to slap a "thank you" onto. I really didn't expect so many people to relate to it ^^; Hell it was just something I quickly sketched up, added words to, and posted.

If I had known that so many people would turn up to relate to it, then I would have gone for making a larger impact (like ending at "pressed PLAY" and cut out the whole thank you message at the bottom.)

and thanks =)
this was done in photoshop
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Ran-thewhitecat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
It's the glow and sparkles. Everyone knows glow and sparkles make you all emotional.

It's actually awesome how something just sketchy like this can have some deeper feel if done in a certain way :P I think the white over black helps to it, too.
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yah i guess so :XD:

Thanks again! :iconilikeitplz:
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matteoNL97 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How i became a brony? It started all on the site Newgrounds.com,i saw a funny parody called Friendship Is Magic Bitch,watched it and loved it so i searched on Wikipedia,there i got the information and from that on i went to YouTube to watch the episodes and loved it!
And i love how you are telling your story in this way,love it.
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Them pony parodies... they really do get you
Thanks so much! :la:
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matteoNL97 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NP ;)
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
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reminds me of this!
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TheDracoJayProduct Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That was beautiful :iconiloveitplz: all I can say
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