I've just watched the single best video ever: Ballad of the Brony. This thing has changed me. Of course, before I became a Brony, I didn't hate anyone who watched the show, I just didn't see what was so good about it. I liked the colorful animation, but didn't see what was so great.
That is until yesterday. As you all know, I posted a Status Update about being nervous about being a Brony. I got words of encouragement, and words of disappointment. That is, until VizardJeffhog posted a Status Update for me that had a video made by the Idea Channel. I already challenged the norm of my age by playing old video games instead of new ones, so I decided, "All right, I'll go for it"
It was 1:00 PM. I was nervous, and unsure what was I was going to get. After watching the two-part season premiere, I thought: "Well, I'm surprised. I... like this. I like this? What am I saying?! *Slaps face* You are a man! Even if you watch a show about ponies, you're even manlier than before since you challenge the norm! It's okay." I watched more of it, and while the characters have personalities we all know and love, the animation....SWEET JESUS!! THIS ANIMATION IS FANTASTIC!!!
It looks marvelous, probably the best animated show I've seen in a LONG time! The songs.... I'm starting to love them. The one Rarity sang about designing clothes is still in my head. It is that good.
So, why did I type this? To record my process as a newborn Brony. So far, I'm loving this show. Along with it's clever righting, and amazing animation, this is a show that I'm not guilty of watching. I'm glad to be a part of the herd.