What is the line for being a brony? At what point should someone be considered to be taking it too far, and possibly in need of psychological help?
Because, I mean, somebody who dresses up as their favorite pony for a fan event? Clearly quite the dedicated fan, but there’s nothing pathological there. Somebody who seriously and without irony declares their intent to marry a fictional character, including setting a date and writing a ceremony? Clearly something has gone very wrong there.
But where is the line in between? Is it just that there’s a certain amount of dedication beyond which you are too dedicated (spending an hour a day doing pony-related things is fine, spending X hours a day is too many), or does it matter what you’re spending that time doing? For example, is X bigger if you’re spending that time creating something? Is X bigger if your pony time is with other people?
Or does it have nothing to do with how much time you spend or what you spend it doing–is it determined by what impact brony-ness has on you?
No answers today, just questions.