Friday, 25 July 2014

Brohoof!


As you may remember, Bronies UK decided to add a few new authors to the blog, I am one of the four new authors. I did do a post last Friday about a brony in need, but I have to say that I don't really keep up with the My Little Pony news. So I'm going to do something slightly different, a pony column. So here's a nice introductory post to what I'm hoping will be a successful weekly column about the magic of friendship.



I'd like to start off by saying a little bit about myself, don't worry it won't take long, I just feel that a personal introduction would be a good idea. Firstly my name is George, I'm eighteen years old and I'm planning on joining the army and becoming an author, as in a writer of horror-fiction and not a journalist. I also like to play guitar and bass (but mostly bass) and I'm also in a pop-punk band.

Short introduction complete, it wasn't all that bad now, was it? Anyway I've been a brony since about April 2012, just before the wedding of Cadence and Shining Armor. Becoming a brony has caused me some problems, mainly bullying, but I received a lot of that anyway because I'm not a fan of the modern genres of music, and because Frankenstein is my favourite book.

The worst thing was how my (now ex-) girlfriend took it. She absolutely despised My Little Pony, she hated my love for it, and she even smacked me quite frequently because I like "such a stupid and childish" TV show. Ironically she also bought me my first My Little Pony toy, a brushable Rarity, for my seventeenth birthday. She eventually dumped me, probably because I hurt her hand too much when she slapped me.

Once my abusive girlfriend dumped me I found myself alone, but I was quickly able to befriend those whom I wasn't allowed to befriend before. Two of these friends have also just become bronies, but right now that is irrelevant, even though I'd still like to welcome them (and any other newcomer reading this) to the herd. If it wasn't for my three closest friends, I would probably still be depressed, and I probably wouldn't be writing this.

So why am I telling you this? It's actually quite simple, in the finale to season three there is a song called "A True True Friend" the chorus of which states that a true friend will always be there to help a friend in need. I was that friend in need at the time, for as I said, I was depressed, I was lonely, and I wanted someone I could talk about ponies with.

Now I have have two brony friends and another friend who accepts our love of My Little Pony, and I also have the community of bronies on UKofE, who have made me feel quite at home on the forums, especially in the roleplay section, where I spend most of my time.

I can happily say that I really have learned a valuable lesson about friendship in the past few weeks, in fact I have learned quite a few, but the main thing I have learned is that a true friend really will help you to see the light that shines from a true true friend.

- George RM Booth


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