First, a few apologies. I know I am necroing and I am sorry, I found something I thought was relevant and thought I would share it with people (like me and log!) who are having trouble understanding this weird...cultural movement.
Second, I know I am double posting but that seemed apropriate too, deal with it.
Found an articule about the origins of the fanbase and found it kinda of interesting How 4chan gave birth to the bronies
I can't relate to some of the fans mentioned but I never would have figured 4chan for the origins of this group..I can't imagine they would survive there let alone defeat the trolls of the /co/ boards.
...wait I just gave relevant information without asking a question...how cool is that??