Many excuses are given for this behavior. First is that they like being outside the mainstream, gender norms and societal standards that would require them to act like men don't apply to them, and since they have a right to enjoy MLP, you can’t call them out on it. Often, these bronies will quote C.S. Lewis to deflect accusations of immaturity. Weird Al wrote a parody song for this kind of behavior. It's called "Dare to be Stupid".
Sometimes, instead of being “courageous”, they'll tenaciously maintain, quite ludicrously, that FiM is really a quality show for all ages with good animation, dialogue, and storylines. Those of us with taste and testosterone realize that it has no quality as such.
Basically, bronies are luzers - and quite testy about it too. They're well known to spam up threads with ponies just to prove a point, and this motive doesn’t stay hidden long - once the resistance stops (often by a misguided moderator granting the bronies an easy victory), so does the spam. Despite this, few moderators seem willing to kick them out.
Bronies are a blight on any internet community they join. It's as simple as that.
Normal Person: Get over yourself already.
Other spellings: Bronie
Plural spellings: Bronies
Female 2: Yes! It's so cute and awesome!
Male 1: I've seen it as well.
Female 1: You're the coolest brony ever!
Brony 2: Fluttershy, cause she's just so cute!
Brony 3: Hey man, those are fighting words. Rarity is obviously the best pony!
Brony 2: What are you going to do?
Brony 3: I'm gonna love and tolerate the crap out of you.
Brony = Bro + Pony
While generally associated with a negative stereotype by outsiders, due to it's former 80's frilly girly-girl twinkle-toed tea-parties and all-female main casting, bronies are attracted to the new show by it's good animation, acting, writing, and humor.
Having once been on the outside, bronies can love and tolerate others until they themselves become bronies. However, haters gonna hate— most likely due to the fact that they have a masculinity inferiority complex, where they believe that if they watched My Little Pony, others like them will label them as an effeminate freak.
Phase 2) Pfft. I'll see what all the fuss is about, maybe make fun of the show.
Phase 3) Meh. It was okay. It wasn't that bad, I'll give it that.
Phase 4) It's actually kind of funny and entertaining.
Phase 5) I take back everything bad I've said! This is AWESOME! ...but I'd be ruined if anyone found out...
Phase 6) Friendship is Magic! Screw it! I'm a brony!
Phase 7) I'm dead serious, you should watch My Little Pony, too.
Hater) You guys are all gay freaks... I'll never watch that. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to jerk off while lifting weights and playing video games all day to pretend to be a man.
The term was coined on 4chan's /co/ board.
It is the plural form of 'Brony'
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 brohoof, similar to a high five.
Brony is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Krzyżanów, within Kutno County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south of Kutno and 40 km (25 mi) north of the regional capital Łódź.
The village has a population of 80.
Jump on to a forum most places online, and you will see these people often pushing their fandom. As in, you will be on a forum for cars, and someone will have their display picture as a pony, and all their posts will be about ponies. Then when people accuse them of being off topic, they go into a rant about acceptance, as if watching a cartoon is some sort of big revelation.
Subculture is one thing, but it is a totally other thing to push it into people's faces and then get upset. It would be like heavy metal fan jumping on to a My Little Pony forum and spending their whole time talking about metal, and then getting upset that they aren't well received.
As such, bronies are known to complain about acceptance, and about how hard it is to live in a world like this. News flash fellahs, no one really gives a shit. People don't hate that you like My Little Pony, they hate that you won't fucking shut up about it.
Regular poster: Umm...that is a bit off topic, don't you think? What is with all these posts about ponies?
Brony: Us bronies just want to be treated like everyone else. Why do you hate us for our subculture?