Mary Todd Lincolnwife of Abraham Lincoln, age 28 According to some sources, Lincoln's first romantic interest was Ann Rutledgewhom he met when he first moved to New Salem; these sources indicate that bythey were in a relationship but not formally engaged. Mary did return in Novemberand Lincoln courted her for a time; however, they both had second thoughts about their relationship.
History[ edit ] One of the first critical reviews of Friendship Is Magic which was published shortly after the initial broadcast in October was written by Amid Amidi of the animation website Cartoon Brewwho wrote that the show was a sign of "the end of the creator-driven era in TV animation".
Fans of the show defended it against various trolling attacks from other 4chan boards, leading to a temporary ban on the discussion of anything related to ponies. Though the discussion of the show continued at 4chan, fans created other venues to discuss it, and the fandom spread to other Internet forums.
Shaun Scotellaro, operator of Equestria Daily, one of the main fan websites for the show, said, "Honestly, if someone were to have told me I'd be writing a pony blog seven months ago, I would have called them insane.
Patrick Edwards, who performed several "Brony Studies" to survey and analyze the fandom, observed that the brony fandom is unlike most other fandoms which "aren't welcoming to people who are different", and promote the show's message of love and tolerance.
Marsha Redden said that the adult fans are "a reaction to the US having been engrossed in terrorism for past ten years" in a manner similar to the Cold Warand are "tired of being afraid, tired of angst and animosity"; the show and its fandom are outlets from those strifes.
Unconfirmed leaks of information from Hasbro stated that the show's ninth season which is scheduled to air inwould be the last for the "G4" Generation 4 ponies with a move towards a fifth generation "G5" that was aimed towards more younger girls much like the original toy line.
Equestria Daily saw significant drop-off in readership in the preceding years with most readers primarily discussing new episodes rather than other fan content.
The fandom's largest convention, BronyConhad seen its peak attendee numbers drop from 10, to under 6, in and decided that it would be appropriate to end the convention after a four-day event in It is currently unexpected that the fandom will die out and will remain steady in the future, but still unlikely to have the same impact as it did from Patrick Edwards, a psychology professor at Wofford College with his neuropsychologist associate Dr.
The two had initially compiled one of the aforementioned informal surveys and Edwards has presented the results at the ongoing brony conventions.
Ellis, speaking at the AnimeNEXT convention, considered that both bronies and otaku fans are "psychologically and developmentally normal" and are simply "non-majoritarian" in their choice of active interests. Robert Thompsona professor of media studies at Syracuse Universitystated that "It's one thing for guys to like motorcycles and muscle cars and soccer.
For a guy to like My Little Pony, it's so out there that it becomes almost avant garde. It has a hip quality to it. Roberta Pearson of the University of Nottingham in film and television studies stated that "This is a level of fan devotion I've not seen before," while Prof.
Charles Soukup of the University of Northern Colorado in communication studies suggested that this effort is an indication of the "ultra-cult era" that bronies exhibit, where "media consumers discover extremely unexpected and obscure media texts to cultivate uniqueness and distinctiveness for their mediated identities".
Founded in JanuaryEquestria Daily had over 36 million pageviews in its first 9 months,  and has since surpassed million views June Shaun eventually cut back on his community college classes in order to continue running the site out of his parents' house in Glendale, Arizonawhen it grew in popularity.
One of the first published conventions was BronyConwhich was first held in New York City with the show's supervising director as a guest. The Brony Thank You Fund was originally established to create a fan-funded advertisement to air on Hub Network as a thank you to the show's creators in November The charitable drive far exceeded its goal, with additional funds used to give money to provide toys for children through Toys For Tots.
They claim to be the first such media-related fandom to achieve this status.
Many of these donations were raised by Tony Wayne and other tattoo artists across the country, with the funds going to Michael's family and anti-bullying charities. Thousands of men and women received pony tattoos to both support Michael and show their support for anti-bullying.
The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Ponywas funded several times over its requested Kickstarter amount, allowing the filmmakers to expand the scope of the project.
Top Gear 's UK blog team and the UK edition of the Top Gear magazine noted a video using clips of their show featuring pony characters.essay why i want to be a teacher As well as steering the brand back upmarket, they shifted to a more profitable strategy of selling clothes and accessories through Burberry shops rather than department stores and led a big expansion into fast-growing emerging markets like China.
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