Fandom comes in all shapes and sizes, and can often buck established stereotypes. In no fandom is that more evident than the My Little Pony fan community. With the rise of Bronies (men who are fans of My Little Pony), people are being asked to re-consider gender and age stereotypes.
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I am not here to judge, nor do I encourage others to. Personally, I encourage the Brony community to stand proud and let your geek flag fly. Say what you will about the Brony nation, but remember this is perhaps one of the most active and creative communities in the overall scheme of geekery. Today, I present musical tributes to the animated, sometimes singing, flying horses that teach us the power and importance of friendship. All of these original and remix music creations come from talented Bronies.
The Brony Syndicate is made up of a group of Brony rappers. The Syndicate is made up of 19 different rappers. Assembled by I Bring da LULZ, they created a master remix, “Pony Swag Remix.”
Eurobeat Brony is one of the most popular Brony musicians on YouTube. The “Discord (The Living Tombstone Remix)” video has more than 3 million views and has been mentioned on The Rolling Stone website.
Artists like TAPS have created complete albums inspired by My Little Pony. His new album is titled The SIX4.
Whether you enjoy My Little Pony, or not, does not matter. At the end of the day, as fellow geeks we should sit back, listen, and support the creative works.