I've sat by a while and said basically nothing. But it's starting to go everywhere. byuu's board has a few people with pony avatars, and they had a gigantic thread about it for a while. I kinda glanced over it, but didn't think it was that big of a deal.
But then I started noticing it. It's everywhere. I'm big into internet reviewers, like TGWTG. One day, I noticed on reviewtopia that they had a Brony podcast. Not that big of a deal, I guess, since you can just avoid it if you're not interested. But then, on blistered thumbs, one of my favorite weekly columns started being overtaken by the ponies...http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2012/05/dlcelightful-treats-05-27-12-one-word-titles-other-hazards/
D(LC)lightful Treats is a column done every week that is supposed to showcase 10 free games that you can play, that are supposed to be pretty good. But in the last...month or so? The author has been including at LEAST one pony game per week, sometimes even calling one of them the MUST PLAY of the week. This week, he included one that is absolutely awful, even to the point that he admitted it himself. The only real positive thing that he could say about the game was that it featured chiptunes of the series' music. That's not enough to recommend it on a column like that.
I started commenting about it, and apparently he's essentially taking the stance of "Well, it's my column, deal with it or don't read it". But he's basically only putting these games in there because he's a fan of the show. I made the argument that if someone from another equally annoying fandom (say, rabid Naruto fans) did the same thing, they'd be the laughing stock of the internet and it likely wouldn't go on very long.
Then, this: Pony Fantasy 6
Seriously? You're going to edit the sprites, make them look god awful, and change the story, and call that something worth playing? It's not even done very well. I've seen some terrible hacks here, don't get me wrong. But this makes badhacks (the guys who made the idiotic hacks that were essentially just the romhacking equivalent of penis jokes) look good.
I don't get this fandom. Look at the video. There's HUNDREDS of upvotes. HUNDREDS! Wtf is wrong with people? Under normal circumstances, grown-ass men would be incredibly ashamed to even like a show like that, let alone to inject it into everything they do with their lives.