When I first joined this fandom last Summer, I really did not know what to expect. I had never been part of a fandom before, and what I usually saw of them, as an outside observer, usually turned me away. However, I really loved the show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, so I figured I should get involved. I embraced the term "brony", but I didn't know If I really wanted to be a "brony". Being part of something like that would entail so much, and I wasn't sure if I could shake off the potential bad stigma if I ever got involved.
However, I eventually decided to swallow my pride, and dive in. My first true foray into the fandom was the Equestria Daily steam group. There, I met some awesome bronies, and I was able to share my pony art with them. I made quick friends. Soon enough, I officially became a member of the brony community.
And I don't regret it.
As the months have passed, I have made several friends in the community, and I'm glad that I have! Seriously, I am incredibly happy to have met so many great, kind, and amazing people.
I never really expected to become well-known for pony art or anything. It's just something I enjoyed doing. So, I'm immensely happy that so many folks watch me, and favorite my artwork! Even if I don't say anything, know that I really appreciate every comment, fave, or simple spreading around of my artwork. It means a lot to me, and motivates me to do my best, with my art!
And finally, I really want to thank all the friends I've made, in this fandom. Seriously guys, if it weren't for you, I probably would not have stuck around the fandom as long as I have. I love all you guys, I really do!
Here they are!
Was the very first brony I befriended! He's a fantastic guy, great writer, and an artist with tons of potential! Seriously, I was amazed when I saw his artwork, considering that he had NEVER DRAWN AT ALL PRIOR! Thanks, im-not-sue, for being there, when I was new!
Was the second brony I became friends with! He does livestreams, and it was a great joy watching him play Deadly Premonition. I now love the game, as a result. He is a fantastic friend!
Has the distinction for being the first person I first met online, then met in real life! BroNYcon was 10x more enjoyable, because you were there, man!
This guy is an awesome artist, and is also an awesome friend! Unfortunately, he lives directly opposite me on the globe, but I always enjoy talking with him when I can! Check out his artwork! You will not be disappoint!
Okay, this guy's my little brother. Still, you know how great it is to have a brother who's also into the pony fandom? And, not only that, but he makes awesome artwork and music, too? I'd say it's pretty awesome.
This guy has always encouraged me onward with my art, and I'm really appreciative of that! I always enjoy talking with him about... well, lots of stuff! His kindness and generosity knows no bounds!
I admire arcum, a lot. He's a great artist, great guy, and he does so much for the pony artist fandom, it's not even funny. Seriously man, I wish I had the dedication to do what you do. Please, check out his deviantart!
This guy was the first pony artist I met, and his art skills extend beyond pony, which I greatly admire! Seriously, he is an awesome artist (despite what he says about himself :3) He got me into Bastion, which I now love forever! Also check out his deviantart! It needs more love!
Amazing comic artist, and also amazing friend! He's so friendly, and I really appreciate his efforts to get me more well-known! Thank you so much, Veggie!
Seriously, guys, thank you. I love this fandom so much, but it's only because you guys are in it.
Loel "AceSential" Jr.
(If you feel that I may have forgotten you, please message me! I'll be sure to rectify that, as soon as possible!)