What the heck is up with them, seriously?
I was with Isaac when he first became a brony. I sat next to him and watched the first pony video he saw, the video that started all this nonsense: [link]
My brother is 21 and he's what some people call a nerd. He doesn't play or watch sports, doesn't party, doesn't do a lot of normal things for a guy his age. He spends most of his free time on the internet; gaming, watching anime, reading comics, keeping up with the latest on his nerdy things, etc. So at first I thought My Little Pony was just another one of his things that he likes and that it was no big deal. I was quite wrong.
I didn't really realize until this weekend when I attempted to explain it to some old friends of ours just how weird it is.
He's been writing. Fanfictions, that is. Before all this brony nonsense I didn't know he enjoyed writing or that he was good at it. And for all I know, neither did he. He's been all about ponies lately, and by extension so have I. I'm not into it the way he is. I just don't have anything else to draw. Even so, I am like, officially a fan; casual fans don't own pony t-shirts. We even went to a convention. I was a little bit uncomfortable, but it was still really fun. I even got picked as a volunteer by the magician that was there: [link]
Our friends all think we're weird, but they already did, so that's okay.
My brother has really taken "brony" as a part of his identity. And I don't understand it, but I'm happy for him.