Every now and then I shake my head and wonder what I’ve gotten myself into. And then a reminder pops up:
Bronies adult fans of animated children’s show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (FiM) are bound to set a record for the highest number of fanworks in the shortest amount of time.
Tons of art, hours weeks, at least of music.
But neither medium can hold a candle to the massive world of brony fanfiction.
Brony fanfiction has become one of the fandom’s most lasting traditions, with adoring writers creating their own stories that take the original equine characters of the Friendship is Magic universe and portray them in new situations.
I wonder about that word “lasting,” since the fandom itself is only two years old, but I can’t deny this:
I swore I would not get involved with fanfic, period. I admit that this particular fandom has drawn more of my attention than any other in recent years, and that these characters mean a lot to me in many ways, but still: No Fanfic.
And then I read one, because a friend suggested it. One can’t hurt, right? And then I read another, and it turned out to be My Little Dashie.
I wrote that on the 16th of June. Of this year. That was more than 400 stories ago. (Including three I actually wrote, with a fourth in progress.)
Perhaps I’m paying now for never having been a proper Trekkie/er. Or something. But nothing in Deepest Roddenberria ever affected me as much as MLD.