What is up with the pony roleplays?
Am I the first one to bring this up? First things first, this thread isn't meant to bash/humiliate/undermine/etc. any...I think they're called bronies? Then what do you call girls that love this My Little Pony fad? I don't know...I really don't.
But nonetheless, this thread is here for my curiosity. I legitimately, seriously want to know why/who/what/where/how this attraction to My Little Pony started, and why guys love roleplaying them. First of all, don't answer my curiosity with "Why not"? Because I have asked this question so many times around the internet and that is the majority of answers I've received. I didn't post this thread for that answer. I posted this thread because I see roleplays with a plot that is literally as follows.
- Ponies in the land. Everything is peaceful.
- Darkness falls upon the pony-land. Ponies are in trouble.
- Time for Glitter Sparkle Rainbow to save the day with his/her fellow ponies.
And so much interest following, even if the plot is simpler than my explanation. I mean, I don't mean to sound rude and come out like "Blah blah pony RPs suck get that trash out of here." The fact that there are RPs like that doesn't bother me. I really just want to know why there is so much interest with something that was intended as a fad for little girls.
So go forth, fellow RPers, and give me and the rest of this site your best explanations. If this has already been answered before, than do it for me at least?