Huh, so this is the first time I've ever seen an introduction thread. I've usually only seen a subforum, so I was kinda confused when I wasn't able to post. Anyway, I'll give this a whack! About Me So I'm Rainb0w Dashie, owner and operator of Rainb0wdashie.com, and a self proclaimed jack of all pony trades. I'm a nvice at most of it, but I write fanfics, draw ponies, make music, and I just started streaming and I have plans to get into animating! Fanfics are my strong suit and I'm even working on novel-length fic. It's called Our Day in Disdain and it's a cool little juxtaposition to the cute and cartoony world of MLP, it's awesome and you all should totally give it a read! Other than that I'm just getting my hooves wet with everything else. I just started my live stream and I'm working on making more you tube videos and pony music. I'm working on an Ambient pony album that I'm almost done with, it's nothing special, it's just a neat little sound piece with art being made by the artist of the Ask Flutterbot blog. The Fandom and Me If you haven't guessed, I'm a huge brony. Like, super awesome mega huge. I just realized it the other day at at pony meet just how big of one I was when I was talking about all the pony stuff I do and all the pony stuff I have, and how almost ever facet of my life (phone, computer, car, wallet, ) is ponyfied. I'm even planning on getting RD's cutie mark tattooed on my thighs once my skin clears up a bit (I do a lot of hard labor at my job so the pores of my skin under my clothes keep getting clogged, I wouldn't want that to ruin a tattoo) Part of the reason that I am such a huge brony is because, like most bronies, I'm drawn to the warmth and the love the fandom exudes. I mean, I've been stuck in a bad place for the last couple years in a community where everypony was very negative, but now that I've started working on all my projects again I've broken away from them and finally found that warm feeling again. (Hell, just playing with the bronies on the ponyville tf2 servers, how I found this place, made me feel that giddy excited feeling again that I felt in the early fandom.) I've been in the fandom since mid-2011, and I still subscribe to a lot of the early fandom philosophies (if that's the right word) like Love and Tolerance and ponyspeak. Even when many bronies dropped them or the newer bronies refused to adopt them, I didn't really stop, because I really believe in the Love and Tolerance and think Ponyspeak is really fun; but I'm mindful to keep it only in pony communities. Anyway, I'm rambling. If you all want to hear more about my pursuits in the fandom or whatnot, just ask. It's been really fun playing with you guys on tf2, even though I'm bad at playing and really really bad at being a boss!