Quotes From The Fandom #1

I’ve been browsing Ponychan more and more lately, and have started to forgo my normal modus of lurking for a more active role as a regular poster. And one of the things that has brought me to this mindset is the recent trend of threads, mostly in the /oat/ board, where people have posted very inspirational messages to each other, words of encouragement, and advice.

Another recent rash of threads has exploded across /oat/ and /chat/ about the current state of the fandom, wherein people have discussed what it means to be a Brony, the ideals of Respect and Tolerance, and how to combat hate.

And while I was reading these, I realized that we have some amazing writers in our fandom. There are people who post things on Ponychan with prose that rivals some of the greatest fanfic writers I’ve seen in my lifetime.

And it’s not just Ponychan, either. We have some really amazing fanfiction writers getting their stories featured on Equestria Daily as well.

So this is my tribute to them. It will be a weekly post each Monday entitled “Quotes from the Fandom.” I’m not going to discuss the matters they talk about, nor will I preach their ideals. I simply want to post their words here so that others may read them, take them in, and acknowledge the skills of some of the best writers I know. I will post quotes from anyone in the MLP Fandom, from Ponychan posters, to fanfic writers who have their work up on Equestria Daily.

So here’s this week’s Quotes:

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“What I’m trying to say is that you can overcome anything even if your family, your friends, heck the world, is against you. You CAN be anything you want to be. I won’t lie to you: It’ll be hard. You’ll rage. You’ll cry. You’ll probably feel like you’re alone. You’ll probably feel like giving up. Just don’t. Don’t give up and keep going. All these hardships in your life are just going to make you a stronger, wiser person. Once you overcome all those obstacles, you’ll feel like a Boss. Trust me.”

-PinkieShy (ponychan)

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“Do not think sadness is all that different from a physical wound. If you get hurt, you just take care of yourself *properly* and it will heal on it’s own clock. Sometimes you need stitches. It’s ok, that will heal too.

You aren’t as fat, ugly, or awkward as you imagine. You won’t realize that until you look back in several years at pictures of yourself, in a way that is unfathomable to you now and think, “I really was that awesome”.

-Anonymous (ponychan)

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Beautiful words to live by.

I’ll see you next week with more Quotes from the Fandom!

-Ben Sims
(mbulsht)

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3 Responses to Quotes From The Fandom #1

  1. Anthony Meza

    Hope this become frequent. I really want to see this as a weekly feature…

  2. Shasharala

    Good words. Important words. I can only imagine the individual or individuals those were directed at and how much it meant to them.

  3. PinkieShy’s quote is… very, very empowering… although something I’ve noticed is that you need to be exposed to this kind of messages often in order to remember your personal fight and maintain momentum… otherwise you see how the bulk of your time goes directly to watch/read FIM videos, comics, fanfiction… which is a pleasure, but not really productive 🙁

    Your show is awesome guys… you should add a Donate button somewhere 😀
    And also change the banner of the blog… just saying :I

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