Bronie 2: Yeah, but only if you lick my balls. HURRDURRR
It is the combination of the words 'bro' and 'pony'
Although 'bro' may refer to males, the term 'brony' is gender-neutral, and thus it may be applied to the male and female fans of the show.
"Brony" is the singular form of "Bronies"
The term was coined on 4chan's /co/ board.
Brony B: "Cool! So who do you think is the best pony?"
Brony A mentions the pony they think is best.
Brony B Agrees and exclaims: "Brohoof!"
The bronies then brohoof, similar to a high five.
According to BronyStudy, the age of bronies ranges from 14 to 57, with the average age being 21 years old. The fandom is predominantly male, with approximately 86% of bronies being male. The term "brony" applies to both the male and female fans of the show, although the term "pegasister" is occasionally used to identify the female fans.
There is a large misconception in the sexual orientation of bronies, as many non-bronies and anti-bronies claim that bronies are gay. The truth is that, according to BronyStudy, approximately 84% of bronies described themselves as heterosexual, 1.7% described themselves as homosexual, 10.3% described themselves as bisexual and 3.8% as asexual. This is about an average distribution of sexual orientation.
"Oh, so you're a brony?"
rndom fan #2: Don't worry, it's cool! We also do. Welcome to the herd, brony.
Bronies often shove the the fact that they are Bronies in everyone's faces by posting pictures of the show in forums, making their profile pictures of one of the characters, and generally bringing up the fact that they are a fan of the show, usually when no one asked or is even interested in knowing that they are Bronies.
I don't care that you like the show, personally I don't like it, but I won't condemn those who do, but seriously, not everyone needs to know that you are a Brony. Don't act like you are a suppressed minority or something. Just enjoy the show with fellow fans and leave it at that.
User 1: Hey I found a bug in the game that needs to be fixed.
User 2: What was the bug you found?
Brony: It will be fixed. Now, who here saw yesterday's episode of MLP?
User 1: Um, this topic is about a glitch in the game, not about some TV show. You Bronies need to relax.
Brony: How dare you! We Bronies will not be suppressed! We are normal people just like everyone else!
User 2: I'm sure you are, but your post was irrelevant to the topic. If you want to discuss MLP, go on a MLP forum and discuss it there.
Usually enjoys taking part in communities related to the show.
May or may not use a name inspired by the show and/or an image from the show as an avatar.
Typically tries to stay open minded, civil and tolerant.
Word comes from "bro" and "pony", but applies to both genders.
Person B: Yeah, I'm a brony. The show was developed by Lauren Faust, who was involved with Powerpuff Girls. The animation is above average, and it isn't dumbed down as most animated shows these days. Give it a try, you might like it.
Though the term "brony" is gender-neutral, some female fans instead refer to themselves as "Pegasisters"
Bronies are generally people who decide to judge something on its quality, instead of whether it's "cool" or "manly" enough.
Bronies, unlike /b/tards, tend to NOT hate everyone on their sites, and seem to have Unitarian Unviersalist-esque values.
According to KYM, Bronies is at the level of "Internet Subculture" (same level as furries).
Contrary to popular belief, not all bronies have a fetish for horses, or even furry fetishes.