Hi! Oh my gosh hi!!! This is wild, years ago I checked this site and saw little to no activity and honestly believed it was dying, I'd always assumed that to be true. I'm so incredibly floored by seeing that a member is online and I'm not sure if I can or am allowed to message them so I'm making this post, and I have to apologize in advance because I haven't really read any rules or conditions on this site I'm just so genuinely excited to see this and I have to get this out. I'll read the rules immediately when I find them, I promise, and here I'm going to be as generally unabraisive and kind as possible. Allow me to ease you into my stream of thought; I'm a 20 year old bisexual dude, currently attending community college. I study creative writing, literature, and education, I'm picking a lane at some point but just started some courses that will help me along with that. I got pretty high in bed and my parents don't know I smoke and I haven't even been smoking for long, and I'm listenning to Unbound by Asgier on repeat. Still with me? I was a brony in middle school, and a lot of crazy stuff happened to me in middle school and it affects who I am now. and I've moved so far from that point in my life without ever really being able to talk about it. I don't really tell people that I was a brony because it hasn't ended well when I have, but as a result I don't often get to talk about some really important parts of me that stem from within the context of the brony community, and that sucks. The brony community gets *squee!* because people don't believe it is sentient. "Bronies" were a fantasy thing on the news, remember? They were bizarre and offensive and too borderline pedophilic in the public eye to ever really be considered people in any compelling way. It sucks that this isn't something people talk about because it shouldn't make people that uncomfortable. Of course some *squee!*ed up *squee!* went down in a community so anomolous, but I have always believed that at the heart of this community lied only a real appreciation for the pure and inoffensive, and an immense amount of vulnerability. I think a lot of people here just needed something far away from their own lives, and now I feel like it's so rare to encounter people with this same tolerance for those infinitely vulnerable people that perhaps only other pony fans have that in common with me. Anyways, I'm happy to be here. I lost my train of thought and original concept quite a while ago, to be honest. Hope this post isn't trash. Hey, do you guys do still do brofist or something? Brohoof, I mean? Maybe brohoof /) uhhhhhh -Winter Green P.S. things that I figured might be included in a standard forum introduction: -I have a bunch of old trash OC's and newer sLigHtLy LeSs TrAsH OC's -I write stories n *squee!* but I'll never actually finish any of them ever because I am worthless -RP? Did someone say RP? Hey what was that did you say RP? What? Huh?