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It's been one year, Ponychan. Today is our birthday

Take some time to reflect on all this wonderful community has done for you, and what memories you recall with the fondest nostalgia. Remember old friends and appreciate new ones. Take a trip down memory lane with us and write a letter to Princess !!Celestia about what you've learned in your time here, and the adventures you've experienced with your friends.

It's been a magical year, Ponychan. Tell us about it.
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Posting in an epic thread.
Happy birthday, PC.
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Happy birthday ponychan!

i have class now, so no letter!
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FUGGIN' PARTY
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>>2513446

Count me in!

Now, where is my quill...
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Happy birthday, Ponychan!

And honestly, I've learned too much from this community. I come from a very different place, and everything that happens here was so very new to me. But this place has given me many new friends, so much fun, laughter and pure joy. Here's to another year full of pony magical friendship!
>> No. 2513449
ummm I coulda swore ponychan started in october of 2010 O.O
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>>2513449
That was actually when the first episode of MLPFIM aired. Ponychan came up at February, and I believe Equestria Daily at January.
>> No. 2513451
Happy Birthday Ponychan!
>> No. 2513452
Felicidades Ponychan!
>> No. 2513453
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I actually learned about Ponychan through FiMChan, when they were considering a merger. I hung out there when /co/ (and pretty much all of 4chan) banned ponies, but after I discovered Ponychan and realized how active it was I migrated here. This is now my primary source for Pony discussions.

Happy birthday, Ponychan! I finally have a reason to use this image I stole from !!PinkiePie!
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Dear Princess Celestia,

This year I've learned that even the Internet is indeed capable of kindness, love and friendship. Even through all of our trials and tribulations, this is still truly one of the most magical and wonderful places on the Internet.

This wonderful community has managed to do something amazing that makes me smile and even laugh every single day. I've been involved in other fandoms for over 15 years, but I would be lucky to see anything to laugh or smile over a week, or even months at a time.

Thank you, Ponychan and all of MLP:FIM fandom for touching my heart, mind and soul. I've learned that my innocence and wonder was never dead, but only in hiding. And I've learned I missed it dearly.

Your faithful student,

Heartmend
>> No. 2513456
I've been here since late May of 2011 myself. Rock on Ponychan, here's to another great year of content and fun with this great community.
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>>2513443
Dear Princess Celestia,
It has been a wonderful year here on ponychan, while I only first visited recently, the fun I have experienced has been amazing. Thanks to the people in /merch/ I have learned that I am much more capable with organization than I would have imagined, through organizing the secret santa we held over there, it was so nice to see everyone working together to exchange gifts

Your Faithful Student,
Doctor Cyberpony
>> No. 2513458
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PONYCHAN!!!

I remember all those times that ponychan and friends have kept me from doing any work^^ They were great times, AND THERE STILL GREAT TIMES :D

Ive learned that there is alot more awesome people in this world than i originally thought. You guys have really brightened up my day at times and there was fun had (remember this)

Thank you to everypony!!
TODAY IS YOUR DAY, GO CELEBRATE!!!
>> No. 2513459
I've been a regular here since May of 2011. Funny story; I got a 2-week ban on 4chan (don't ask) so I went here. I found out that you don't need a clean past (I've had social trouble) to fit in, you just have to meet the right people!

Happy birthday!
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Dear Princess Celestia,

This year I learned I should at least make an effort at being a better person.

Happy Birthday Ponychan!
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Dear Princess Celestia,

I've learned a lot this past year, couldn't tell you everything in one letter. But I learned that friends will accept you for who you are, as long as you're not a jerk about it.
I learned that good friends can share the bad times just as much as the good times, and be no less friends for it.
I learned how to cry, and consequently, how to love again.
I learned about the awesome power that simple words can have on somepony that cares.
I learned that it is sometimes hard to be honest, but it is the right thing to do.
Most importantly, I did learned that sometimes friendship is magic, and it is a beautiful thing worth keeping.

Your faithful student,
CmdrBrony
>> No. 2513462
Dear Princess Celestia,

Thank you for a wonderful community that has changed my life for the better in more ways that I can count.
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Bonne fête Ponychan!

Dear Princess Celestia,

I've learned, over the few months I've been here, that the future of our generation might not be as bleak as I envisioned it at first, which is a giant relief for an eternal optimistic like me.

Your faithful rodent,

Fast Squirrel
>> No. 2513464
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Dear Princess Celestia

I showed up here in August and I love this site. I regular /arch/ a lot but now I'm starting to look into other boards. I learned from this site is that people are always coming to /arch/ to get their questions answered and I should always help them, not parasprite them. I was new once and came here to answer my questions and the people here helped me without even calling me a newfoal. I should now pay it foreward and help newponies all the same. Even if I have to explain that ponies are not carnivores just because there was a ham sandwich for the millionth time. (It's obviously tofu).

Your Faithful Student
Throttlesky

P.S.
For the New Lunar Republic
>> No. 2513465
Dear Princess Celestia,

This past year, I've learned that /arch/ is a strange and wonderful place. There are shitstorms a plenty and people look too much into a show about colorful talking ponies. But on the other hand, it is one of the central places for pony related culture (outside EqD) and has given me some insights and thoughts that I never would have had otherwise. So in closing, this place is awesome and don't banish me to the moon please.

Your faithful student,
Anon #538676908
The Lurker in the Dark
The Unseen Watcher
The Listener of Dreams
>> No. 2513466
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Happy Birthday, Ponychan. You've been just wonderful and this fandom is hooves down one of the best I've ever been a part of~♥
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday!
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Happy birthday, and on to more friendship and magic!
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happy birthday ponychan. I came here in august/December so I don't have as many memories as half of you. But happy birthday none the less
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Here's hoping this baby makes it another year without SIDS.
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Here's hoping for another great year! Derails and shitstorms included.
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Dear Princess Celestia,

You are a fictional character, thus the odds of you getting a letter from me are basically zero. So instead I choose to call reference to this fact, thus making this post totally meta, and address Ponychan directly. Why am I even writing this part.

AHEM

Dear Ponychan,

I'm not going to come in here and talk about how My Little Pony changed my life...because the fact is, it didn't. While I've embraced the creative aspect of the show as evidenced by the TextEdit doc currently open on my computer containing the beginning of my first ever attempt at fan fiction, I can safely say that the show hasn't changed me as a person.

But I will say this - I've never seen a community quite like you guys.

There are negatives, of course. There are ALWAYS negatives in a community. But this is one of the rare cases of a community where the positives far, far outweigh the negatives. It's a community who aren't afraid to admit that quality has no limit, whether it be marketing, age, of subject matter. It's a community that, primarily, exists to simply have fun with a good show. It's a community that has brought together incredibly talented people...writiers, artists, musicians, sculptors, etc...who otherwise would not have had the inspiration, the ideas, or in some cases even the courage to showcase their amazing work. It's a community that can create rich, detailed backstories and entire character maps based on, say, the fact that a pony was seen playing a cello for all of 15 seconds.

So, yeah. This is a pretty amazing community, even with the few negatives there are. Happy birthday, Ponychan. Here's to a site that embraces creativity, fun, and most importantly, Pastel Pigmented Ponies.
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Dear Ponychan,

I guess ponies did change me. But only a little. I'm glad it was only a little, because I already liked myself. But I just feel a bit more at peace with my life now. Cool.

Sincerely,
The Scyphozoa
>> No. 2513475
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Happy b-day, Ponychan.

I've only been here a month, but it's been fun so far.
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Happy birthday Ponychan!
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Dear Princess Celestia,

I have only been on ponychan for about five months, but everyday I come here it's a wonderful experience. Well, in all honestly there were a few times I felt a bit, unwelcomed, but it's a feeling that rarely lingered.

Most, if not all, the ponies here are friendly and warm, and I'm so happy that I'm allowed to be around them. Hopefully this next year will be just as fun!

Your faithful attendee,
PinkieBelle.
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Dear Princess !!Celestia,

These past few months we have met some great individuals, and have enjoyed the viewing of a great television program. There were moments where unit cohesion had been compromised, but humans are quite resilient and can overcome their problems, creating successful processes that all profit from.

Your Faithful Geth Platform,
Legion
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I became a brony here...

I've met several awesome friends here.

And even though I act up from time to time, it's okay cause everypony accepts me for who I am..

Fukken love you guys.

Happy Birthday.
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Which is older anyway, Ponychan or FiMchan?
>> No. 2513483
I don't really have a lot to say, other than that I love you. That is all.

Happy birthday, PC!
>> No. 2513484
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Happy birthday to ponychan!!
Hopefully sooner or later I can learn to stop being so shy when posting so I could really be part of this amazing community we have here
Never change ponychan
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I only found and fell in love with FiM about 6 months ago in August, then discovered Ponychan several months ago... And I've hardly been coming here for some time, focusing more on my social/BlazBlue forum and gaming than anything else.

But... I do enjoy what I see when I am here, and wish I spent more time hanging around. I love ponies and friendship, and I love talking about them, so maybe I'll start coming here more often.

In any case, I have to congratulate Ponychan on its first birthday. So... Happy birthday! I hope to see more of you, PC.
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People are odd, and that includes yourself sometimes. I came here with ill intent, yet here I am just another regular
posting on a board about ponies for inordinate amounts of time.

As time goes on, it's easy to find yourself mellowing out in a lot of ways. Hate turning to dislike, dislike turning to ambivalence and acceptance.


I've met a lot of people here, for better or worse, and you can't help but feel that good or bad, the place wouldn't be the same without them. The ragers, the haters, the flank-holes, the parasprites, the paragons, the Fluttershys, the Pinkie Pies, the Twilights.

Every single person who posts is a cumulative whole on this board, and despite its changes in the past 6 months, I find myself lingering and smiling. Through the raging, the anger, the shit-storms, the fights, there are always things that make me smile.

Creativity, friendship, jokes, 'epic threads', well thought out replies, admittance, acceptance, and change.

For all the things that we may dislike, this board is the way it is, and I love it.

Stay classy, /arch/. Always.

Sincerely, your faithful student Apple Bloom fan.

How was that for cheesy?
>> No. 2513487
Dear Princess Celestia,
While my time on this site has been short compared to many others, I have come to love this site, and the people on it. They truly represent what the fandom is about: Level-headed people coming from different places and different views. Even on the more controversial topics (MMDW comes to mind), everyone respects everyone else's opinion. Thank you everyone for your help, your love, your toleration, and here's to many more years of ponies.
Your faithful...um...Can't say I am her student...Viewer?
The_Demin
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Dear Princess Celestia,

I know not everyone on here believes in love and tolerance as a credo, and views it as something which was a good method of defence in the early days, and is no longer needed now the pony fandom essentially has its own internet.

But the funny thing is that, whether people believe in it or now, this is generally a way more pleasant corner of the internet than most, and that's one of my favourite things about it.

Call it what you want, but the fact that everyone wants this to be a friendly place to come to is one of the things which keeps me coming back to it.

I've never been on 4chan, but even more theoretically grown-up sites tire me out these days, because most communities I've seen on the internet are way more than negative than this.

And the good thing is that there are disagreements on all sorts of things, but more of the time, people manage to stay civil.

From where I'm sitting, I can see my DVD of Up, which came from a fellow ponychan user, during the big /arch/ gift exchange in December. Which was lovely. I spent way too much money on people I will never meet, and it was a lot of fun.

So bonne anniversaire, ponychan. You do good work.
>> No. 2513489
Dear Princess Celestia,
Screw everything. Ponychan has a habit of making my blood pressure levels soar through the roof. And that's usually only half a page in.
Signed,
Anonymous #39385 (or whatever number I am)
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>>2513486
Not at all. Besides, I think we're allowed to be a little cheesy in this case.

I've been here since at least September but lurked Anonymously during August when I first started watching the show.

I remember starting out posting as Rarity and I wanted to be like Bags Seriously. I'm serious. and all the other posters I thought were cool, and that's what it was like for the first few weeks here.

Then I started to realize how much I just enjoyed being here, discussing the show with people I didn't even know, laughing and bonding over everything. The community became more important than the show itself as I realized how fun it was just knowing all the different types of people we have here.

It's sad to see people that you know leave the site or to see them go through emotional problems, but the best thing you can do is be there for them when they need you.

I'm so glad that I got to meet all of you, and I'm blessed to be in such great, loving company.
>> No. 2513491
Dear Princess Celestia,

I've only been here for a few months, I don't post much, and only started posting recently. But even before I started posting, I would come here all the time. Ponychan is amazing, and so are it's users. happy birthday PC!!!!!
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Welp, one year without getting myself permabanned, so that's a good start.
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>Princess Celestia
>Ponychan
>PC
Awesome.

Dear PC,
I'm still fairly new to the website, and feeling things out here. But I'm thrilled that I've found a place that so many people who share their love for something can join together and express it in different ways. Even if some of us completely disagree on an issue, most of us are willing to respect each others different opinion for the sake of enjoying the community and the series itself. This is the kind of love and tolerance that makes people's lives a little bit happier. I'll continue to frequent this place and enjoy everyone's company for as long as I can.
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Dear Princess Celestia,

Well, it's been a Hell of a year. Who'd have thought a few bored /co/mrades would ever open the door to one of the most rapidly growing fandoms on the internet. Or that it would lead to this place?

Here on Ponychan, I've had triumph and tragedy, I've experienced genuine friendship, and I've fought battles fiercer than any I'd dream of fighting. I've been a great hero, and a vile villain. I'd never have dreamed of such a wild ride, so thanks.

Deeply grateful,
Galvaknight 2000
Black Knight 2000
Boober
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I Haven't been here as long as some of the ponies here but it's still been a hell of a ride. Thanks for the good times Ponychan. Here's to another year.
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Happy Birthday Ponychan! Here's to another year!
>> No. 2513497
>>2513496
This Reich shall last 1000 years!
>> No. 2513498
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Dear Princess Celestia,

Ponychan has given me a lot in the way of this fandom. Let's look at just a few of those things:

1. It gave me a place where I could openly chat about one of my favorite shows without fear of parasprites or anti-bronies (for the most part).

2. Through all of the speculation and discussion, It allowed me to see the the show through a slightly different set of eyes, one that other viewers might not have.

3. It gave me awesome friends that I probably would never have met otherwise.

4. It gave me an awesome way to kill time when I'm bored or don't want to do homework (lol).

But most importantly...

5. It gave me a place where i could really get in touch with this awesome community. Without Ponychan, I don't know how long I would have been a part of it all.

In other words, thank you, Ponychan. Despite your shortcomings, you are still the best pony place on the net.

Happy Birthday, and here's to many more!

Your faithful student,

ShokBox

Now that that's over with...DANCE, YOU FOALS!!! DANCE!!!
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Oh wow. This site has been up for a year? That's awesome. I hope it stays up for another year. The time I've spent on this board was amazing.

I came here early September. Yeah, I was pretty late compared to most of the people here, didn't get in with the summer rush of people that have seemed to have survived to become well known regulars here. I've been here for 5 months, but I don't know if I can call myself a "regular." Not yet. I lurk more than I post, and when I do post, it's usually tl;dr or something that contributes nothing to the conversation. I hope to change this in the near future, and socialize more with all you fine folks.

Despite my lack of time here compared to many, I think this has been the best couple of months of my life (yes, I know. Sort of pathetic, right?) I just love the caring community and the fun times that were had. Everyone seems to have an inexplicable unconditional love for each other, that baffles me, because when I place you all next to the people I interact with every day, it seems like a big family more than a group of pony lovers. I hope to become a major part of it one day and help out the community in any way I can. I've only been here a short amount of time, but I'll stick to this place until the end, let's hope that end far away.

At any rate, happy first birthday Ponychan. Now let's strive for a second one.
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>>2513497
I'm liking this idea!
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Dear Princess Celestia,

I learned in my (not so) long tenure at ponychan that it is a wonderful place. There are many people here and so many conflicting ideas, and it is wonderful to have this sort of knowledge at our hands. We may abuse each other or argue with each other, but, at the end of the day, I know I learned that civility is one of our greatest weapons against ignorance and that every ban is just a lesson to make us better people if we use them that way.

With warm regards for a wonderful site and hopes that we have many more happy days here,
Shepherd
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Happy Birthday Ponychan~

It has been a fun ride so far, may many more birthdays come to all of us in the wings of a Dream!
>> No. 2513503
Dear Princess Celestia

I've been lurking around this site since June of last year, posting something of my own barely once a month. In my time on this site I have experienced earthshaking rage, fits of giggles, genuine sympathy and happiness. Time well spent I'd say

Your faithful lurker,
Swagmastergandalf
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All the threads, all the pics, all the bronies, all the stories, all the discussions...

All the chaos.


Happy Birthday, Ponychan!


>mine countenance whereupon
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Dear Princess Celestia

I've learned that anyone can be good or bad. Just because I've got trolled a few times doesn't mean that everyone is a parasprite, and I should always give a chance to others to trust them. There will be always a place for kindness and sharing no matter how harsh the world is.
I've learned that something nice, beautiful, joyful can be cool too, not just the violent, destructive and bloody or gross.
I've learned that you can be proud of being kind, loving, understanding not just being better then someone at something.
If I had a message to everypony it would be this:

SHARE! It's your Internet. Posting is Magic
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It's pretty incredible that this works at all really. It's a multi-board messageboard devoted to the 24 hour discussion of ponies.

It shouldn't work out, but it does.

>ponychan creators, 366 days ago
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Dear PC:

...

Well what should I say that you (or anypony else) don't know? The show is amazing, the minds and pens behind it are amazing, the community is amazing. Even with all the likes and dislikes, the discussion and the turnarounds, we're still a bunch of guys that gather round every Saturday morning with muffins and whatnot, ready to watch another chapter of this story.
And then we over-analyse it :P.

In short, happy birthday Ponychan, lets get moving towards another year full of pony and frienship.

Your faithful student

Wireless Anonymouse
>> No. 2513509
You've been a good place to me, Ponychan. I've learned a lot from you, and grown so much because of you. I'm forever thankful towards you.
>> No. 2513510
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Happy Birthday Ponychan!
You've been a great place for discussing all things pony, and I dearly hope you'll stay that way for many years to come.
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Hapvw mnuhl Ponychan!

I only found you very recently, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Not many of my friends are into pony, so it's nice to have somewhere to come obsess over each episode. Here's to another year!
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Feliz Cumpleanos Ponychan!

Even though I don't post all that often like I did in June-September, both in quality and quantity, I still love this site and it is second only to Facebook in my internet history. I have made a lot of friends on here, met people who could give less a shot about me and people who make me feel outright unlovable, but I wouldn't trade this site for any other. Thank you /arch/ <3 <3 <3

p.s, I've done my part for this site.
>> No. 2513513
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Dear Princess Celestia:
I din't change nothin'! I jes' came here and felt right at home right away! Never met so many nice ponies an' it ain't no more or less dramatic than everywhere else on th' internet, but here folks generally want to do good!

Happy birthday to ponychan, an' many more of 'em!

-love, Applejinx, yer faithful earth pony friend!
>> No. 2513514
Dear Princess !!Celestia.

I spent some time on /80/ the other day. It was awful.

Your Faithful Ponychanner

Bill the Brony
>> No. 2513515
Dear Princess Celestia,

I want to sing Ponychan a happy birthday for all the things this place has done.

Happy birthday,
happy birthday,
pain and sorrow and despair,
people dying everywhere.
Oh, happy birthday,
oh, happy birthday,
one year closer to the grave,
think of all the food you'll save.
Oh, happy birthday,
oh, happy birthday.

Othere than that, i learned that making fanfics is fun.
>> No. 2513516
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>>2513443

>mine countenance whereupon
>> No. 2513517
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2513517
Dear Princess Celestia,

While I can honestly say that My Little Pony has been a wonderful influence on my life- I've largely recovered from a four-year-long depression thanks to the magic of friendship- Ponychan is... A different matter altogether. See, I only really came here around late November, and even then, I mostly lurk, poking my head out whenever (often to no avail. Bronies gonna brony). Still, it's a nice place once you get used to it, and it's a great way to kill an afternoon.

Frankly, I shouldn't even be here, and yet, I am. That alone, to me, makes this place worth congratulating.

So to that, I say happy birthday, Ponychan, and best wishes for another year yet to come!

Your keyboard,
Qwerty.
>> No. 2513518
Dear Princess Celestia,
Jeez! has it really been that long? wow. I came here when this site was still young, (about 2 months old) and posted infrequently. I got more and more drawn in and became a much more frequent poster. Recently, I changed my name to Lillyflowers, and really started interacting with the others here. Honestly, I've made some great friends thanks to you, and had the time of my life! A billion thanks, and a billion more!
EXIT STAGE LEFT,
Lillian Alistair
>> No. 2513519
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Dear Princess Celestia and /arch/

Over the years I have been fan of many things, but all of the other "fandoms" I have visited... No, scratch that, you can't call them fandoms even with quotation marks. ...have been complete horseapples. All that hate and dislike, they were horrible.

My friend at the university told me about FiM sometime between last September and October, and believe it or not, I hadn't heard one word of it or bronies before that. I was amazed about how wonderful show it was. No need to tell anyone of you how wonderful, you know it already. But that was nothing in comparison when I found out about the Brony Community, and especially Ponychan.

At first I was hesitant to come here, because I'm no fan of 4chan, and thought this place might be like it with different name. But I learned soon that I was wrong. So very wrong. Everypony here are so friendly, loving and tolerating. Even when I came here for the very first time, everyone treated me with respect and like I was one of them. Looking back, I was. That is one of the things that makes this community so great. No matter if you are a veteran or a new pony, you will be treated with same love and kindness.

The show teached me about love and tolerance, and this community showed them to me in action.

The show teached me how to laugh, smile and be happy again, and this community gave me a place to share that joy.

The show showed me the most wonderful world of Equestria, and this community expanded it in all the ways and directions possible.

The show gave me canon, and this community gave me fanon.

There aren't enough words to tell you how much this community means to me, MLP:FiM and Bronies are The Best Thing that has ever happened to me.

So, it all comes back to one, the most important lesson.

Friendship is Magic.

Your faithful student,
Dragmaister
>> No. 2513520
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Dear Princess Celestia,

I have learned many things over the last year. The first being to step out of my comfort zone, the second to understand that what life throws at you there is always tomorrow..

..and third is this community is one of the best communities on the Internet. I have never been shunned or even looked down upon for saying what I have. I have been around since the site's inception, and have seen the best threads, and some of the worst.

But the one thing that has kept me coming back was the community. It was not hateful, or spiteful, like so many others are on the Internet. Instead, it provided me and so many others a sliver of hope that the world does have some good in it left.

And I found it here, with you all. Happy, Happy Birthday, Ponychan, you have done so much for so many. And may you continue to do so for many years to come.
>> No. 2513521
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Let's see.

I found Ponies in /v/ and wanted to check it out. Ponychan was the first site I went to, then I watched every episode up to #6, which is where I came into the fandom in season 1.

I was a lurker who wrote a few parody songs. That never took off. Then I got in a bunch of thread fights about Trixie when a lot of ponies thought the issues in Boast Busters were black and white instead of grey.

Then I made friends and now I poke my nose into everything. I love the artwork and the stories and I have never felt so connected to others in a community like this before.

Ponies made me less cynical, less mean, and less tired of the world. It's weird to feel like a kid and excited to watch a quality cartoon every Saturday morning again.
>> No. 2513522
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Dear Princess !!Celestia,

First i would like to thank you and the mods for all the hard work you put in making ponychan.

I joined ponychan shortly after watching the show in late summer and heard through several places that the fans of this show were as nice and kind as the show was. After a wile of looking on threads i overcame my shyness and decided to give it a try and started to talk on ponychan and was welcomed with open arms (and hugs).

This is the first fandom that I’ve ever seen to do just that, most of the time older fans think that there above everyone and then treat newer fans like dirt, but not us.

Thank you Princess !!Celestia and everypony for making this the best place it can be!!!
*hugs for everypony*

Next birthday I will have a better report I promise

Your Faithful Student
~Sunset Horizons~
>> No. 2513523
Dear Princess !!Celestia,

It's been 8 days since Phase II began. Still no sign of the Rarity theme. Patience is growing low. Not sure how much longer I can hold out.

Your Faithful Poster,
Saturday Saint

P.S., Ponychan is nice, thanks.
>> No. 2513524
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2513524
I've learned a lot in the past year.
One of the best things has been that Friendship is prehensile...I know it's that joke again. But actually it can be taken literally too.

Through the friendship experienced on this board many have been able to get a "grasp" on many potentially bad situations and "turn them" around. Whether just as a means to be cheered up from a depression or in some cases saving other bronies lives. The friendship encompasses all.

Other than that I love the over analytical theory crafting that happens here on a daily basis, it's entertaining and healthy for the mind.

This board has a place for all to inhabit, such a variety in population is whats making this board so strong, and the mod team helps to keep this board healthy by keeping the shitstorms, parasprites, and flankholes in check.

Thank you for bringing this chan into being.

Your Faithful Citizen
Nickel Storm
>> No. 2513525
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Dear Princess !!Celestia,

This year I've met a whole ton of people that I otherwise would never have known at all, and learned about their hobbies, and even a few games that they play and I now enjoy. I learned that loving, tolerant people aren't that hard to find after all, and that acceptance for personal beliefs religion, politics, etc isn't unheard of on the internet after all.

I've also learned to open up to others a little more easily, though I still have a long way to go. After a childhood of almost nothing but backstabbing "friends," a pony's heart can grow weary, but real friends remind you why you ever opened up at all.


Your Faithful Student,

Fence
>> No. 2513526
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Dear Princess Celestia,

Mods are fgts.

Love, Yo niqqa Spike
XOXO
>> No. 2513527
Dear Princess !!Celestia

I haven't been on much these past few months. I've been busy. But I still like the page. I visit when I find the chance or think about it. I remember when this sight just started /b/ raids everywhere. Not anymore.

Your semi faithful user Hitokage
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2513528
Dear Princess Celestia,

When I first came into the fandom, my interest in it was small. I thought the episodes were okay, and some of the fanfics were cool, but I wasn't crazy about the show. I predicted I'd be over this craze in a few days.

But when I found this site, I found more than a place to discuss the show. I found a community that has become a second family and a second home, a deeper appreciation and love for the show, and a love of all works derivative.

Here's to a year, and to many years to come!

Your Faithful Student,

Bashfluff
>> No. 2513529
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2513529
I joined Ponychan at the end of March...and met so many wonderful friends here. I'm kind of sad I don't see some around here much now, but I couldn't leave this place for good. There are still many terrific people here! And it is one of my favorite boards!
>> No. 2513530
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2513530
I love the show, but the community completes the experience. Happy birthday fellow bronies :D
>> No. 2513531
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Dear Princess Celestia,

Its been one half year since i joined the herd, and i have had a blast the entire time ive been here.

I have role played and discussed and nerdgasmed about a variety of topics here on ponychan, and i couldnt hope for anything better!

I especially like discussing here on /arch/! its my favorite thing to do on the internet, and i have met many cool people here.

Bronyism has not effected my life outside of the internet all that much, i am happy to be here on ponychan.

A special thanks to DogsUp, the-one-who-speaks-foreign-with-me, and Emerald!, the brony of many pictures and relivent links. You two have in some way contributed to many of my favorite experiences on ponychan.

-justin,
BrandnewBrony/The Secret Pony-ce

on a side note, WTF, word correction?
>> No. 2513532
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2513532
Dear Princess Celestia,

I've learned quite a lot of things from visiting this website. Actually, probably the biggest thing I learned was how doing something so small can result in a noticeable change in your life. Who knew that searching "yay" in Youtube would lead me to countless hours of entertainment? If I didn't do something small like that, chances are, I wouldn't be here to this day.

I've also learned that I should actually try something if I'm interested in it. I could've been on this website from the get-go, since I wasn't really fazed by the whole "girly" look of My Little Pony. However, I instead was a late bloomer, and joined the fandom halfway through August. I wish I could've seen this website and fandom grow... I had the chance to, but I missed it. Oh well!

Oh, and I guess you'll meet the strangest of friends in the strangest of places. When I first came to /arch/, everyone looked like a...well, a jerk. I didn't really think I'd like to hang out in a place like this. However, I was lead to a stream for the show, where the viewers sit back and relax with each other and ponies. If it wasn't for the friendly atmosphere of the stream, I doubt I'd be on the website to this day. Thanks, Late Night Ponies. Thanks. I never would've thought I'd actually make friends with anyone on here, but apparently I did.

Now, if you'll excuse me, my favourite stream is about to start!

Your faithful student,
Lavableman
>> No. 2513533
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Happy B-Day PONYCHAN!
>> No. 2513534
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I just started today on ponychan and who would've known that its your guys' berfday /)^3^(\ happy berfday ponychan I love you guys already
>> No. 2513535
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Happy Birthday Ponychan!
>> No. 2513536
Dear Princess Celestia

it appears that all that was needed to be said has been said. Nevertheless, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the marvelous ponies that post on these boards. They have touched my heart; they have shown me a little light at the end of the tunnel when I had lost my way, and what reaches down to the deepest corners of my soul, is that they make me happy. A happy that I thought I might have had to do without.

It's all I have to say, but I mean every word of it.

With much love to all of you,
a grateful Anon
>> No. 2513537
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Dear Princess !!Celestia,
Thank you so, so, so much for creating this site. It's made this past year infinitely more fun for me. Honestly, I don't know what I would've done without it.

Your faithful student,
Starshine Sprint
>> No. 2513538
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>>2513455
this
>> No. 2513539
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2513539
Unfortunately, I have not been able to experience ponychan for long, since I am new. What I have seen and done here has been amazing though!
>> No. 2513540
Anon of >>2513536 reading this thread while listening to "we are young" by Fun. Gives it a more sentimental feel
>> No. 2513541
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Relatively late to the fold here; I started posting here in August, about a month and a half after discovering and falling in love with this show. /pic/ was great for helping me build my fledgling pony folder, and making the switch to /arch/ was great too. Definitely made waiting for Season 2 to start that much cooler. Not gonna say 20% cooler, not gonna say 20% cooler... Read a couple shitty fanfics along the way, argued about best pony, b'awwed and d'awwed in /pic/, trawled through /arch/, all the standard stuff.

But best of all, I was there for all the late-summer plot derails and silliness that led to the first /Pony/ After Dark thread in September, and I've posted there regularly ever since. Made some good friends, had some cool conversations, and had a blast the whole way.

So Ponychan, as cool as all of you are, I'mma give a shout-out to my /P/AD buddies. You all know who you are. Thanks so much for making the last few months a ton of fun, even with all your goofiness.

Happy birthday, Ponychan, and here's to many more.
>> No. 2513542
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2513542
>that feel like being the stepdad that misses the soccer game for months on end.

I'd never miss your birthday!
Godit'sbeentoolongwhoareallthesepeople?
TIA, WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY FRIEEEEENDS?!
>> No. 2513543
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>>2513443

Dear Princess Celestia,

-ahem-

I didn't learn anything! I was too busy partying on behalf of Ponychan!

Your faithful student,

INVADER-GRIM

PS. WHOO GO PONYCHAN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
>> No. 2513544
Dear Princess Celestia:

This last year I learned that an online comunity can become a big family.

And Ponies are awesome, of course.

Your faithful student,
Reekz.
>> No. 2513545
hip-hip hoo-bloody-ray mates
>> No. 2513546
Dear Princess Celestia,

Thank you for making me a kinder person. Before the new ponies came, I was one bitter flankhat. Blah blah blah friendship, blah blah kindness, blah blah polite, efficient, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

Strangers can be nice people too. Just because they don't have a face (or one side is completely crisped), doesn't mean they don't have feelings and have sick fantasies about chocolate. People have grown and changed here, and it's all thanks to themselves, the people around them, and you.

Of course, the vocal/rude? ones that spam their ponies everywhere should be express shipped to the moon, I think. Wahahaha~!

Your faithful lurker,
!e4JrYuoZ66
>> No. 2513547
Dear princess Celestia. thank you for bringing this little bit of happiness into my life. you showed me to to make more friends, how to stand up for myself and what i think is right. you helped me drag myself out of a pit of shame and loneliness that i and fallen into. your lessons inspired me to go out and try to make new friends and try to better myself. as a result im going back to school now to do something i enjoy with my life. Ive met a lot of people through this that even though a lot of us may never meet face to face, i can call them friends.

thank you again for the inspirational message that you spread of friendship and kindness, and may more people around the world learn from your wisdom.

your faithful student,
Ponowski
>> No. 2513548
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2513548
It's still Wednesday in Alaska! Happy Birthday Ponychan!!
>> No. 2513549
Happy Birthday!

This is the website I go to when I am depressed. Helps every time.
>> No. 2513550
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Well, I guess this place was only around for about a month before I joined.

Happy Birthday, Ponychan!
>> No. 2513551
Once upon a time in the magical land of 4Chan, there was a group of people, eagerly awaiting to see what Faust has done with My Little Pony. To their surprise it was a very unique show, /co/ became love again, the /co/mrades relished and played in the episode days Lauren brought forth.
But as time went on people were starting to spread it to other boards to see the reaction of others and /tg/ joined with /co/ and /b/ started their own pony threads. /b/ was starting to spam their pony threads with reactions images and no show discussion. One fateful day /b/ refused to lower the spam and join with /co/. the /b/unnies and other half of /b/ were both just as stubborn, except the /b/unnies went with a positive paraspriting where you could talk to them, but not get anything done, whereas /b/ tried the negative 'paraspriting' with no effect, even if /b/ knew very well they were not able to parasprite anymore.
A rogue mod went on a campaign to ban every single pony poster, including /co/. The mod then linked the other half of /b/ to the old ponychan which got shut down.
The pony posters were banned for a few days and /co/ and /b/ finally merged on the new Ponychan.
/Co/ and a few /b/unnies were put off a little by the self-congratulating in one thread, which spread and just got worse as time passed.
In March and April were the decent days of Ponychan, even if /co/ knew that the fandom went bananas since February.
As time went on Reddit and many other medias started latching on to the show and love and tolerance was mistaken as unconditional love and acceptance of everyone, which prompted a lot of people to turn off their social filter.
/co/ tried to go against the stereotype and help Lauren prove that girl stuff doesn't have to lame, unfortunately a lot of creepy and obnoxious people got in because of the message spread by /b/ of L&T, thus a stereotype was created for the bronies. Now to this very day you'll find this fandom, made out of all the fandoms in the world, exploring huge new places of the bottom of the barrel where no fandom has ever dared to venture into.
And yet...redeeming things like bronies for good, many artists, messages of how the show changed people's perspective on life, military fans of the show, are here to try and balance things out.
>> No. 2513552
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I love these colorful cartoon equines to death. Like, is this is even possible. They're ridiculous. Been a fan since May last year, it's been a good run!
>> No. 2513553
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What kinda Squid would i be without posting in this thread...

Dear Princess Celestia,
All my time spent in /chat/ was Squidly awesome alot of hug have been given, Alot of posts have been made, And lot of Shrimp have been eaten. If i had a choice to go to the happiest place on Earth Disney land or Ponychan i would re-up everyday to ponychan. I will never forget this place even when im a wrinkly old Squid or made in to sushi
Your faithful squid student,

Ika-Musume
>> No. 2513554
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Dear Princess Celestia,

This year, I learned that friendship is a much more valuable thing than I thought previously.

I learned to not be so angry at the world all the time, and to love and tolerate more often.

I've been part of fandoms in the past, but none have come remotely close to impacting me as much as this one has. (see Fallout: Equestria amongst other fanfictions/artwork/media)

Thank you PonyChan and Lauren Faust.

Your faithful student,

Zexen.
>> No. 2513555
My Dear Princess Celestia

Through this year I learned that an amazing community may appear in the most unexpected way.

I love this community I'm part of.
>> No. 2513556
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Dear Princess Celestia,

Over my years of dwelling on the internet, I never thought I would find a site, an image board no less, with such a friendly and supportive community. While no community is perfect, I'll never forget how my mind was blown the first time I visited this site and saw a thread filled with people wishing the OP a happy birthday.

Your faithful student,
remick0
>> No. 2513557
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Dear Ponychan,

I may have become distanced from you since last June, but I thank you for helping me find the love of my life.

Love,
Starly/Lightning Bolt (tumblr).
>> No. 2513558
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Dear Princess Celestia

I'm a relative newcomer to Ponies, having only really discovered a fondness for them since this last December. I, like many males, had express skepticism about how a MLP series could POSSIBLY be anything but tripe and candy for the mind specifically for consumption by little girls.

Boy, was I wrong. FiM is something ... special.

Ever since I broke through the veil, I'm glad I found the fandom. I love everything about being a brony--by and large, it seems as though we're tolerant, patient, accepting, and not judgmental by comparison to other communities I've seen, and that's something to be quite proud of. While the rest of the world is entrenched in cynicism, distrust, hate, greed and violence, the brony community gives me a breath of fresh air, and hope for humanity.

I discovered Ponychan even more recently, and I'm happy I did. Never on an image board have I ever seen such a distinct presence of ... decent human beings BEHAVING decently. I didn't think it was possible on the Internet of all places, but ... there you have it. This fandom is living proof that good people are still out there, and I'm happy to be part of that community.

Hopefully, I have a lot more experiences that make me proud to be a brony in the future! So far so good.

Your faithful student,

TUC
>> No. 2513559
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2513559
Happy Birthday Ponychan!

It's been a great year I've learned so much and grown even closer with my local brony / pegasister community thanks so much!

letter will have to wait cuz I've gotta go to work soon lol
>> No. 2513560
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I'd write something touching and heartfelt, but last time I did that at Christmas I broke my arm.

So, erm, thanks guys. Love yas.
>> No. 2513561
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Happy birthday ponychan love GT!!

and also give a shout out all mah bronies for all the good times... i mean come on! saturday morning cartoons... the wackyness, the art, the swag, the causes, the charities, THE SPIRIT!!

but most of all,
thanks for snapping me out of my old reality. forcing that unkeepable, ridiculously big smile on my face. returning the brightness. making me happy.
its been bomb chiz.
>> No. 2513562
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2513562
long time lurker

but you finally convinced me into a trip

and thats mighty rare of me!

<3 ponychan
>> No. 2513563
though we might not always share the same opinion... i <3 you ponychan

stay the way you are
>> No. 2513564
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2513564
dear princess I suppose I'll settle for Celestia,
I learned back in September '11 not to have the same IP address as a spambot over at 4chan cuz they do not listen to anyone's appeals regardless of how reasonable, legitimate, and well-thought-out they are. That or I just can't behave myself. At the same time someone suggested FiMchan but that place was a mess, this place is too until I find a thread to settle on which seems never to be active. Then I feel lonely, then my anxiety issues kick in. My timing's horrible, I always manage to say the wrong thing, runs in the family. but overall I'm happy and should stop digressing and talk about ponies. I got nothing.
>> No. 2513565
Dear Princess !!Celestia,

This year I learned that the magic of friendship and the happiness ponies bring isn't something society can break down. Through ponies I have greatly improved my life. Friendship is magic, Ponies are cool. Yeah
>> No. 2513566
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Dear Ponychan,

You guys are awesome, every single one of you. I'm not one for long speeches or textwalls, but I feel lucky to have played even a small part of the incredible force that is the MLP community. It's crazy how a TV show for girls can bring so many awesome people together, in friendship and harmony.

Here's to another great year!

Your faithful admin,
!!Celestia

P.S. If you would have told me a year ago that people would be calling me the "birthday princess" and I'd be okay with it, I would have thrown you out the nearest window.
>> No. 2513567
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Dear Ponychan, I joined this site when it was mentioned in /b/ and /co/ threads about 1 year ago, dang, I remember I made the first post on /g/ (Before the boot), !!Celstia was Orange Blaze (?), they needed mods and Pchan only had like about 50 posters.

Everyone, I am so proud, you all make this a great community.

I love every and single one of you, even if I don't know you.
>> No. 2513568
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Not sure what I want to say so incoming stream of consciousness.

Ponychan is my first imageboard. Before it, I would spend my time on small video game forums with small communities. I discovered ponies in mid-May, coinciding with the time I had grown tired of the way forums worked. When I first came to ponychan in early June, I was just another overzealous fanboy intent on getting the world hooked on the show, but the environment on /arch/ changed me for the better. It wasn't like a small forum where every thread was a round-table discussion, actual thought needed to be put into posts, and the people were more honest about what they thought of what you said. I started making sure my posts were of actual quality rather than just an unsupported opinion, I was heavily influenced by other high quality posters at the time like ANOVA and Bags, and, made good friends like Caboozles and Dragon Rage, and I matured the fuck up to deal with both parasprites, which I had never experienced before, and how to deal with frustration online without raging.

Ponychan is probably the most influential site I've been on, since it's where I learned to take a step back and think before hitting enter. Ponychan, and especially /arch/, will always be close to my heart since I feel like it permanently changed the way I act online forever, and where I met friends online whom I could trust just as much as my friends in real life.
>> No. 2513569
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From the start, I blindly hated MLP and its fandom. The forum I frequent the most indoctrinated bandwagon hate on everything related to the pastel coloured ponies we all love so much. Mentioning it would get you banned. I naturally stayed away from it; the idea of watching a children's show about small equines was ridiculous, inane and distant.

One friend of mine - one that I don't respect or appreciate enough, not then and not now, one day talked me into watching S1E1-2. Expecting something similar to Strawberry Shortcake, Teletubbies and Avatar I opened Youtube.

Three days later I had watched the first half of S1. The show surprised me in so extremely many ways. Likable characters, adorable artstyle and good writing. Only months later I learned of Ponychan while browsing 4chan's /co/ (comics and cartoons)-board. At first glance, Ponychan seemed bizarre. Boards upon boards of people talking about ponies.

In the start I only visited /chat/. I brought up my depression and transgenderism in one of the many threads there. I posted a few times in a week, but later forgot about it.

As my depression worsened and I spiralled into anxiety and suicidality, MLP helped brightening up my day. So did Ponychan.

My life isn't perfect. But thine small equines, Ponychan and that one friend of mine is making it better every day.
For this I thank you, Ponychan. Thanks for being the welcoming, friendly, accepting people you are.

Yet, I still crave that friendship. Living in a perfect utopia. Having someone to go to. Someone that isn't a website or a swede 100 miles away.

I wish there was something
please tell me there's something better
and I wish there was something more than this
saturated loneliness
>> No. 2513570
Dear Princess Celestia,

This place is amazing and happy birthday

I would not feel even 1% part of the community if not for this place.
>> No. 2513572
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>>2513569
You have good taste in music, my friend.
>> No. 2513573
This community is the best online community I've participated in!
>> No. 2513574
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Ponychan rocks!
>> No. 2513575
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Dear Princess Celestia.
Over this last year, or, more specifically, these last couple months, I have learned a very valuable lesson. I try to keep prejudice out of everything I do, but I should still have less prejudice. People whom I viewed as weird, awkward, stupid, and silly have become smart, funny, clever, intelligent, and caring. When I first heard about MLP, I thought it was just a fad that would die out and people only watched it for the irony. I was horribly wrong. I'm so glad to have come into this community of bronies, most of which inhabit Ponychan. Ponychan has allowed me an outlet about the show, everything I like about it, my ideas, my criticisms, and my excitement. I just turned 18 just 7 minutes ago, and I'm so glad to be on this website that I didn't even think should exist for a community that I despised a year ago.
I have learned to approach everything without prejudice and to give everything a chance, you never know who else did.
Thank you everyone.

Your faithful student,
TehTy
>> No. 2513576
Dear princess Celestia,

This year I learned I can love things that normally aren't for my age and/or gender in general.
Also, coming out for what you love is a liberating feeling. It feels amazing, even if you're being ridiculed for it by peers. But if you can make one friend a brony to, it was all worth it.

Your faithfull student,

Sc1zo (aka Solar Flare)
>> No. 2513577
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Dear Princess Celestia,
Over the past 6 months I learned that the internet can be a friendly and welcoming place. I used to be afraid of posting on the internet, but lurking on this website has gradually helped me come out of my shell. I've become more outspoken about my opinions and have recently started posting here. Thank you ponychan, for your amazing and friendly community where people, no matter who you are, can come together under a common intrest.
Your Faithful Student, Woodrow
>> No. 2513578
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Dear Princess Celestia,

When I first started watching the show. Had a feeling that rarely lingered. Most, if not all, the ponies did change me. But only a little, because I already liked myself. But I will have a lot of people here is male a pair made of two screencaps... I'm kinda shocked that nobody has yet commented on this website and fandom grow... I just enjoyed being here, discussing the show would suggest - like many other medias started latching on to more friendship and magic!

Your faithful student,
SWEETIE BOT
>> No. 2513579
>>2513578
Dear Sweetie Bot, I believe you need a new grammar program installed.

Your faithful letter-sorting person, Mister Twister.
>> No. 2513580
Dear princess celstia
happy birthday~
via 5 year old niece
>> No. 2513581
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Dear Princess !!Celestia,
The users of Ponychan helped me learn that I shouldn't be afraid of letting people know what I watch, that I shouldn't be so worrisome about keeping it a secret from everyone else. To wear my brony status as if it were the Medal of Honor. I thank all the mods for keeping Ponychan a clean, beautiful world, especially Princess !!Celestia for creating it. And finally, Ponychan, I love you all and look forward to many more fun times!
>> No. 2513582
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Dear ponychan,
I'll skip the part about how I never thought I would be here, watching this show, or with any of you because its not that special of a story really. But I would like to thank you for everything you have done. The show actually translates to me being a better person and all of you have helped me when I was down from time to time. I love the show, I love all of you, and I love our community as a whole. No matter what anyone says about us being fake, the majority of you are genuinely great people and I wish you the best. I may be late but I'll still say it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PONYCHAN

Love always,
Sgt Funshine
>> No. 2513583
Dear Princess Celestia,

Ponychan has provided me with so many opportunities. It's made me an exponentially better artist, critical thinker, and so much nicer. Ponychan helped me fully realize that you can disagree with people without disliking them, and has given me a place to indulge in my favorite tv show without being mocked.

Sincerely,
Spacebar
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Well I'd like to start this with saying Happy Birthday Ponychan. And follow with saying how I can't say that ponychan itself has done something for me.

But even though I never really come here, only actually legitimately started coming here very recently, I can say that this fandom has done something for me. It has made me a better person, discover myself (and realize my own sexuality), it made me closer with my very best friend, and it has made my life become full of happiness and joy. And even though I cannot thank you all for actually causing this. I can thank this fandom, for many things including giving me some hope in society. I love you all, and without this fandom and the love of bronies I don't know where I would be.

Go on, be who you are, achieve your wildest dreams, and have a good time. Bronies, pony on.
>> No. 2513585
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Dear Princess Celestia,
I have learned so much here. This comunity is the most supportive place that I know of on the internet. That being said, weird as it sounds, all of you have helped me towards my goal of becoming a paramedic. Thank you all.
>> No. 2513586
>>2513585
medics unite :D
>> No. 2513587
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Yay, happy birthday Ponychan! I've learned a lot this year, so here it goes.
Dear Princess Celestia,

This year I have learned to be less shy, and more cheerful. I've learned to be more open to expressing my feelings and looking for help when I need it. I've learned that things happen for a reason, and even though some of my old friends do not talk to me anymore, I have gained new friends who understand me for all I am. If my old friends were my friends today, they wouldn't understand me. My current friends have made me who I am today, and as Rarity puts it, I am the product of them and I should never be ashamed of them. They are oh so wonderful<3 I've learned that the internet can be very loving and caring. I've learned that talking things out really does help, and not to bottle emotions up. I'm beginning to learn to love myself for who I am. I really am unique! If you take my traits and separate them they are not unique, but put them all together and you get a very unique me! I've learned not to be ashamed of who I am. I've learned to search for the light in the darkness so to speak, and how to keep myself cheery and upbeat.

I've learned not to take things so seriously, to not be so sensitive, be positive, and to laugh more. Friendship really is magic<3 I never knew a website on the internet could be so helpful, friendly, caring, and open. I have learned to face my fears, like talking to new people. Whenever I feel alone, I just lurk/post here and it all goes away. A lot of this I have you to thank, Ponychan, so thank you. I haven't posted much here, but when I did it was insightful. Expect me to post more :3

Your faithful student,
Snowli Star

I got teary while writing this.
>> No. 2513589
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OMG i'm a Tardy!!!. Anyway, happy birthday ponychan, anon loves you too.
>> No. 2513590
Happy Birthday Ponychan!
>> No. 2513591
Happy birthday ponychan!
>> No. 2513592
I'm born on the same day as ponychan which is kind of cool.
>> No. 2513593
>>2513592
Happy belated birthday
>> No. 2513594
Kinda late but happy anniversary ponychan!
>> No. 2513595
File
Removed
One year anniversary = my first day.
Got a lot of catching up to do <:l
>> No. 2513596
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Dear Princess Celestia,
when I joined Ponychan, I was worried it was going to be another dark corner of the internet to be avoided. reluctantly, I came to look at pictures and listen to civil and entertaining fan discussion. Before long, I was posting myself, and have all the more pictures and good times to show for it. Thanks for being such an awesome website, and Happy Birthday
Your faithful poster,
FlankBlanket
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I think this thread needs cake and balloons.
>> No. 2513598
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I was playing on a TF2 server when i heard about a pony server with a bigger sounds list than the one I frequented. I decided to check it out. It started out subtle with me asking the questions that lead to bronyism("why do you watch the show?", etc.), but soon enough I watched the first couple of episodes. Best thing I've ever chosen to do... Its funny how a bunch of cartoon horses make me feel so happy I don't even need to smoke pot anymore
>> No. 2513599
>>2513598
Woah, that is pretty freaking sweet. Ponies have the power to make people kick bad habits.
>> No. 2513600
I didn't know so much time had gone by since finding this show (by way of the original bronies). MLP is a secret (but not really guilty) pleasure of mine. It's one of those rare shows that seems to have gotten everything right, so it's naturally enjoyable to watch.

So far, season two has gotten some laughs out of me. I worried that it wouldn't hold-up to season one, but it's been great, so far. Here's to many more years of MLP.
>> No. 2513601
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Here's my letter:
>>36201545
>> No. 2513602
>>2513601
Got moved to /chat/
>>/chat/39499154
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Dear Princess Celestia:
Ah didn't learn anything! AH WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG!
Your faithful subject, Applejack
>> No. 2513606
dear princess celestia,
i learned that no matter what, evryone is equal. i used to be a racest and a judgemental pirson..... and i actualy woundered why i had few friends.
until i read one simple line. one sentance that changed evrything in my mind and changed my thinking. it seemed so simple!! the sentance that helped me in my ife at evry way shap and form as: "love and tolorate"
i learned to accept others aand look past difrences, none of us are the same, but we are all people wth thoughts and love to give. i tolorate evryone and love evryone... evin if they dont love me.
i learned to let go of hate. hate solves nothing and only destrys yourself and the people around you.
i smile at evryone now and get along with evryone and judge based on action and charector.
yours truely, "dərpy" :)
>> No. 2513607
Dear Princess Celestia,

I learned jack-shit. Thanks for nothing.
your faithful parasprite, theo
>> No. 2513608
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Dear Princess !! Celestia,

Sorry for not writing sooner. I've been working all week. Ah'm a big pony now!

Anyway, I just wanted to say I've enjoyed my time on here like no other place on the internet. I've learned that, even on a world where everyone just does what they want and kindness is taken for granted, it's refreshing to step on Ponychan and see nothing but kindness and fun.

This has been a wonderful year and may many others come!
>> No. 2513609
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Dear Princess !!Celestia,
Thank you for creating a pony site with a huge population and nice fanbase.
Keep it up.
-Harness_ThePower_of_Dashie
>> No. 2513610
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Dear Princess Celestia

I only just started watching My Little Pony Friendship is Magic last month. And this is also my first day on Ponychan. So before i forget happy birthday Ponychan.

So far I like what I see. I see myself coming here in the near future, and maybe just maybe, like Twilight Sparkle before me. I can make some great friends.

So heres hoping that Pinkie Pie throws you an awesome party. Hey maybe next year we can get The Wonderbolts. Until then, you can expect me to stay in touch, and most importantly, be your friend.

Sincerely,
A Colt Who Cares
>> No. 2513611
Dear Princess !!Celestia

In the past... god knows however many months I've been here, I've learned that a) /fic/ is quite often filled with poorly written stories, but we love them anyway; and b) /art/ is best pony

Also, all the mods are COOL. not suggesting anything

The end!



Happy Birthday ponychan!
>> No. 2513612
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Dear Princess Celestia,

It has now been a year and a day since I discovered this wonderful place, and learned that the internet need not be a locale filled exclusively by hate. I've watched, time and time again, the denizens of Ponychan prove this. They are an odd bunch, but I would gladly be the first to proclaim that that is a good thing.

I may not appear to be a constant within the fandom – my work and my posts are few and far between – but I will always be lurking at the periphery, waiting and watching, until long after the fateful day when we inevitably begin to fade into oblivion.

Though that sad day may be inevitable, I will try my best to ensure that it is delayed. And from what I have seen this past year, I am not alone in that endeavor. Thank you.

All of you.

Your Faithful Student,

Ar̶c̛ane͠ ̀D̷r͝e͜am̷
>> No. 2513613
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Dear Princess Celestia,

Ponychan is awesome. Ponies are awesome. You're awesome. We're all awesome.

Sorry, my mind is just going through so many emotions right now, I am conflicted. I will write a more coherent letter later, Princess.
>> No. 2513614
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Dear Princess !!Celestia,

I learned that you don't like me, and neither do a lot of people. I blame everyone else besides myself.

Hugs and kisses,
George !Dubya Bush
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>>2513614
I know that feel bro.
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Yaayy, for the greatest site ever...
>> No. 2513617
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeHnlU6Yo-A&lc=39t42QbdmelwhHz9LM_lqo02LH5ydETO9qr5UMu2e-k&feature=inbox
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This is around the time i found this site and joined it just wanted to say I still post ever day and love it and all off you, you kick flank ponychan and ever one on it^^
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It may sound dumb but I was able to forgive myself in this site. That thread is /arched/ too! Woohoo!

Thank you so much, !!Celestia for this site and for keeping it strong amidst all the shit people say about us bronies. You see all this mudfests in this site concerning one another but I prefer to just chill. Thank you, for everything.
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>.> I'm late all over the place lately.

Dear Princess !!Celestia
Thank you for giving me a canvas where I can post some... Pretty obsurd stories over the past year. Its been a blast and I'm looking forward to this summer.
You're on again off again poster
Derpy Ace Derporter
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