Dear Lauren Faust:
The one reason why I become interested in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was that you developed that series. As I liked “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends” I wanted to see what you could do with a series that I had until then had avoided like the plague.
I had intended to watch just the first episode. But, as that episode ended in a cliffhanger, I watched the second. After I had watched the first five episodes in a row, I was a newborn brony! That happened late February, 2013.
On Friday October 25th, 2013 my friend Kathy and I drove to Hot Topic. There, we picked up two Fluttershy plush dolls, one for me and one for my friend Kathy that I had ordered days before. Much to my surprise, the Hot Topic sales women addressed me by my name. After my purchase, one of the sales staff gave me a thank you brohoof! That makes sense, as I have bought about three hundred dollars worth of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic goods from Hot Topic.
I’m embarrassed to admit this. Before I become a brony, I had never shopped at Hot Topic, believing it was a gothic girl’s shop. I only started shopping there, as the nice lady at the Miller Hill Mall information desk told me that Hot Topic has the largest collection of My Little Pony merchandise in the mall.
Thank you for giving all of us the fourth generation of My Little Pony. It is a groundbreaking, transgenerational series. Without you, neither I nor my friend Kathy would have become pony fans.
Also, you have inspired me to work harder on my own creativity.