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So…what’s a Brony?

a guy who loves My Little Pony in the 2010s

Still confused? Take about three and a half minutes to find out (last 1 1/2 minutes are on other topics):

I have to admit, I feel like I am missing out. I absolutely loved My Little Pony when I was little and I am excited to revisit it now.

On this same topic, check out JeongMee Yoon‘s exploration of blue and pink. She is documenting the obsession small children sometimes have with pink (girls) and blue (boys) and how it relates to the marketing and consuming done all around the world. She mentions the ponies and how even though girls and boys may outgrow these preferences as they age, they tend to maintain their original associations with the color code.

As someone who chose blue as my favorite color when I was about 8 or 9; and threw pink and purple to the wind, I have thought a lot about femininity, masculinity and the expression of these themes in modern culture. I chose blue as my favorite color, “chose” it – didn’t “like” it, because it was a “boy” color. I wanted the opportunities available to boys. Although my parents, teachers, media, and others told me I could be “anything [I] want when [I] grow you” – I wanted the automatic preference, the automatic deference, and the automatic approval that I saw boys receiving in all the scholastic, familial, and social scenes surrounding me. Or, at least that is what I remember. I had a great childhood, but I understood angst early on!

What about you? Do you remember your favorite color as a child? What’s your favorite color now?

Time to try to turn Dave into a Brony!

Ciao, ciao

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