Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year, Everypony!

(Click for the music!)

Fanfic: My Little Pony's Little Ponies

We have a fanfic for you tonight. little on the long side, but it's a funny one so perhaps it will keep you awake as you wait for the New Year!

"Pinkie Pie at her finest (as always), and Twi actually getting in on the randomness. With a few jabs here and there at Pinklestia and other Hasbro toys, and amazing situations for the pony toys, this fic was just (for lack of a better word) amazing." -Swatteam

Comics: Very Important Tasks / Happy New Year / Explosive Countdown

Happy New Year everyone! Have some comics, both New-Year themed and not, after the break.
...Diwali is better for Fireworks.

Sudden Season 3 Surprises

(Yeah, we know; "OMG! SB is on Twitter!")

Meghan McCarthy has revealed more about the closing episodes of this season here. Not plot-relevant spoilers, but specifics about how the season is structured. Join us after the break and in the comments for some speculation.

Music: Raise this barn (Remix)/ Raise This Barn (Varia Remix)/ Hoofpumpin'/ Bloom

The percentage of us tow the line
The rest of us out of reach
Everybody party time
Some of us will never sleep again

We got two different remix takes on "Raise This Barn", a 12-minute DJ mashup, and an acoustic response to  "Babs Seed"...

1. Sub.Sound - Raise this barn (Remix)
2. Daniel Ingram - Raise This Barn (Varia Remix) [Electro House]
3. DJ Chaos Light - Hoofpumpin'
4. Bloom

Artsy-Wartsy Stuff #106

Happy New year everyone/everypony (whatever you prefer)! Have some art to celebrate.

PMV: Season 2 Trailer / Higher and Higher / Reach For The Stars / Crystal Fair Remix

*puts on mustache* Have some PMV's... but remember, you didn't get 'em from me.

Epic season 2 trailer, Ghostbusters 2 PMV, a Reach For The Stars PMV, and a Sim Gretina PMV!

1.) Season 2 Trailer
2.) PMV: Higher and Higher
3.) Reach For The Stars PMV
4.) PMV - Crystal Fair Remix

SFM: Poniscout

BONK! We have a short SFM animation of the ponified Scout. I better see ones for the other classes in the future...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nightly Megathread #92

Rarity by *14-bis

It's another Sweetiebot Nightly Megathread, so you know there will plenty of crack pot theories and speculations in this post. Tonight's conspiracy will have to deal with Rarity. Go on past the break and put on your tinfoil hats. 

Comic: Army fail/ Family issues/ Congratulations/ Thinking Outside the Blocks/ The Great Equestrian Novel

What? I may be unbiased with the whole "Best Pony" debacle, but I won't disagree to this statement...

Besides, there's comics to read after this post's break...

Mashup: Ballad of the Crystal Empire / Da Funk/ They Will Bring the Stallions Out/ Ctrl+Z/ Lyra's Body Addiction/ The Devil Went to Raise the Barn!

Can't see the end of this or who survives
It's just another case of do or die
Can't see the end of this or who survives
It's just another case of do or die

Chrystal Ballad to the tune of Daft Punk, Girl's Generation sing to Balloon Party, Pony Swag: The House mashup, Christina Aguilera sings to one of SimGretina's WIPs, and an Applejack Hoedown!

1. Ballad of the Crystal Empire / Da Funk mashup
2. Six of Lasers vs. Girls' Generation - They Will Bring the Stallions Out
3. Ctrl+Z Mashup
4. SimGretina vs. Christina Aguilera - Lyra's Body Addiction
5. My Little Pony Mashup - The Devil Went to Raise the Barn!

Discussion: Fandom Frontiers Brainstorm

Often it seems like the brony community has reached every possible artistic/technological medium. But with a little creativity and time, it is possible to notice the things that have yet to be done. So give it some thought: can you come up with anything that hasn't been done before, to the best of your knowledge, by bronies?

Since that's tough, as an alternative, is there anything that bronies are doing that you think there should be more of?

Poll Results: Apple Family Reunion Rating

Howdy, I reckon most of you thought that was a good episode. In fact over half o' ya'll expressed so, |head on past the break for some more content, yeeha| 

Spike at Your Service Episode Review

Ah!  I'm glad you could make it.  While it would certainly be in the spirit of the episode, I sincerely hope I don't have to put you in my debt to convince you to read this week's episode review.  Because I'm perfectly capable of that.  But whether it's of your own free will or not, make sure to check out the review past the break.

Spike At Your Service BGM

Timberwolves are actually kinda cute when they aren't ripping your internal organs apart. I wonder if they could domesticated...

Thanks to DHN for the original post!

  1. Runaway Balloon (Kinda reminds me of Ganon's theme)
  2. The Everfree Forest
  3. Touching Moment
  4. The Timberwolves

PMV: Pony Royale and Casino Royale Side Comparisons/ Na Na Na

You guys are probably saying that I''ve used this header too many times. Well my friends, you are dead wrong. You could never have enough Twilight Sparkle. Anyway, see the PMVs after the break. 

Also, I have to say that the Pony Royale one was spot on.

Fanfic: Nosflutteratu by Charcoal Quill

Dark Comedy Slice of Life

Twilight Sparkle had been looking forward to a quiet, relaxing day with a friend, and at first it seemed that Fluttershy could provide just that. But when Twilight makes a rather unsettling discovery about the pegasus – and her unusually sanguine appetite – the knowledge proves to be anything but relaxing...

Read the fic here. *vampire hiss*

Comics: Bubblewrap/ Muffin Talk/ Nappy New Year 2013/ Hearth's Warming Together/ PONIES!!! - 25/ Secret Agent Derpy

What are you talking about? I haven't used this as a header yet. All of you are paranoid. Just go read some comics.

Music: Pinkie Pie Circuit / Last Stand / Stickerbrush Crusaders / Happy Birthday Vinyl Itch / Fluttershy's Assertiveness

Listening to this music while playing Cards Against Humanity with lots of relatives. I have no idea what's going on.
  1. Super Ponybeat Ultimate Cross - Pinkie Pie Circuit
  2. Equestrian Space - Last Stand
  3. Super Ponybeat Ultimate Cross - Stickerbrush Crusaders
  4. Happy Birthday Vinyl Itch
  5. Blaze - Fluttershy's Assertiveness

Artsy #106


Hey wait just a minute... Rarity as Scrooge? How does that work!? Perhaps I'm misinterpreting this art. More after the break!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nightly Megathread #91

MLP Portrait Series - Spike by *sophiecabra

Shine bright like a diamond... we still need to post that PMV. Now who wants to stay up all night and practice flash with me? No one? k.

Hot Topic Pits Fandoms Against Each Other: Entertainment Ensues

Hot Topic has started up a discussion on their facebook page, with the simple question "Best TV Show of 2012?" The photo that goes with the post (included above) is made of pics related to Dr Who, The Walking Dead, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Adventure Time; presumably but not neccesarily to prompt a response from those fans. So why not oblige? As they say on EqD, CHAAARGE!

Brony Thank You Fund Doing Well

The Brony Thank You Fund is still alive and kicking; it has maintained a good ratio of donations to operating costs. Discord's Domain wishes them luck in the coming year! You can get a general overview of their endeavors in the article on The Round Stable, or see a detailed report on the Brony Thank You Fund website

Robotbob Approves


Discussion: Ponified Media

Today we have a simple little activity for folks to partake in: think of a some form of media, be it a book, TV show, song or movie, and switch out the characters, lyrics, themes, etc, with those of MLP:FiM. Some good examples after the break. Be sure to join us in the comments!

Comics: 12 Books / Pike and Airity / Sweet Apple Fritters / Moostasche

Evil Twilight approacheth. But before one goes evil, they must go insane twice. And when the clock strikes twelve the world will turn to ashes... and comics will begin appearing below the break.

Saturday MLP Facts With Meghan

Looks like our CGI Timberwolves almost didn't make the cut. And a Pantheon? Well, check out this wiki page, I guess. I mean, mystical creatures aren't exactly set in stone by nature, so it's not like something can really be unreliable, perse. More pictures of this Pantheon creature below!

Spike at Your Service Episode Follow Up

It's that time again. Past the break, you will find plenty of screen caps and things you may have not noticed. If you haven't seen the episode, stay clear of this post. Enjoy!

Artsy-Wartsy Stuff #105


Now this... THIS is more like it! This is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! 

PMV: This one's for you, Kiki / Prayer of the Refugees / Pinkie's Two Brothers

PMV is an odd medium - somewhat of a visual and auditory remix. At least it's not as strange as Youtubepoop. Anyways there are three for you all this morning, after the break:

  1. [PMV] Pinkie's Two Brothers
  2. [PMV] Prayer of the Refugee
  3. This one's for you, Kiki. [PMV]

Animation : merry christmas granny smith.

I'm not sure what I should be concerned about. The fact that Christmas was a while ago, or the weird stuff happening in this animation. Kinda reminds me of the .Mov series. Anyway, go and watch it after the break.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Nightly Megathread #90

"I'll take 20!"

Twi... you're creeping me out. And that's not an easy feat. Nevertheless those glasses look splendiforous. I demand a pair of scrumptialicious glasses too, Twi!

Comics: A Dash of Pun / Spitfire's Tough Choice / COM: The Portal of Possibility / Vault 92: 1 - Introduction / My Little Pinkie / Better Call Kenny Loggins / Purple Dragon

Fanart - MLP. My Little Pony Logo - Princess Luna by ~jamescorck

I'm posting this logo...against my

Fluttershy says Goodnight!

Another Friday night, another Pinkie says comic. This time, Fluttershy will be helping Pinkie. Go here to read it.

Preview Pic From the Hub's Facebook

The Hub has just released a preview pic of tomorrow's new episode on their facebook page. Go on past the break to see it, or go here.

Animation: Two Best Sisters Updates & Equestrian Skies

(from Two Best Sisters Play Portal)

The creators of those hilarious "Two Best Sisters" videos on Youtube have released a trailer for their next video on tumblr, as well as some neat info about how they animate these youtube vids. Check it out on that tumblr, or here after the break.

Also after the break: Equestrian Skies, a captivating little animation if I do say so myself.

Plushies and Customs #14

Spitfire looks more badass than ever! Is that an academy record? Either way, here's some more plushies for you guys.

Rarity Invades Borderlands Facebook Page.

If you have played Borderlands, then you probably know about the diamond pony, Butt Stallion. Most of us associate Butt Stallion with a certain diamond loving pony from a certain show. I guess the holiday season must of sparked something in the Boderlands' facebook page, because now it are featuring Handsome Jack and Rarity. Check it out here on their facebook page.

Comics: Daring Do and The Mystery of the Fractured Jaw/ Sharing the Spotlight/ Resident Ponyville/ The Daring Exporer [Animated]

Where is Trig when you need him? I have two Daring Do comic on a silver platter just waiting for him AND HE IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN!? *throws iPhone*
Whatever... See them after the break.

Fanfic: How to Remove a Unicorn Tooth

Sad   Slice of Life

Three missing pieces, two loving alicorns, and a single stupid decision that will set young Princess Cadence's life on a fresh new course.

How to Remove a Unicorn Tooth by Skywriter

Artsy-Wartsy Stuff #104


This picture is so full of win. Everywhere you look there is some sort of shenanigan that'll catch your eye- WHO THREW THAT AT TWI!?

Piano Medley - My Little Pony / Avast Flutterfluff / Grey Octave / Raise This Barn

What!? You robbed a bank!? ...Oh that's ok, just let me come next time...

6 songs all masterfully pianoed up, avasting fluffy electro Fluttershy, violins and pianos for Octavia, and Raise This Barn remix!

1.) Piano Medley - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (slightly delayed Christmas gift)
2.) Avast Flutterfluff
3.) Grey Octave - Woody
4.) Raise This Barn - MBAlpha (Remix)

PMV: The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Little Sister / Stars

A short MLD of The Lion Sleeps Tonight, PMV of a Bioshock song, and Les Miserables!

1.) My Little Disney: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
2.) Little Sister [PMV]
3.) PMV: Stars (Les Miserables)

Spike at Your Service Clip from Entertainment Weekly

This is the only Spike/AJ pic I could find. The weekly spoiler clip from Entertainment Weekly has popped up. Go on past the break to watch it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Nightly Megathread #89

Usually during my vacation days, I would watch one random episode from each anime in my anime collection and try to create a crossover storyline based on the info only given in the episode that I saw that day... Long story short, they usually end up like this, but now with more FiM references...

Now, I want an iPony 2...

EQD Submissions - A Silent Film Comedy

Very funny! Just watch it! As someone who has met Sethisto IRL it carries a certain animus I think Shaun is undeserving of, but hey, it's comedy. That's in it's nature.

Game: Rainbow Dash's Cloud Dodging Fun

A new Rainbow Dash game has been made! Seems similar to a couple of past games, but still fun. You can go play it here, or watch the trailer after the break.

Comics: And Christmas Shall Last Forever! / Princess Chrysalis / Kindergarten Days 24

Twilight and smarty pants. by *Coltsteelstallion

The fic we posted yesterday, this goes along perfectly with it. Bob, you better comment on this post and profess your undying "awwww"s for filly Twilight. I'll join you. Comics after the earthquake.

Discussion: What Mineral is Rarity's Cutie Mark?

So I just realized I have a bunch of semi-useless mineral knowledge at my disposal. You know what that means? Open-ended-overanalysis time! Take a look after the break and add your two-cents!

Game: Minty Fresh Adventure 2 preview!

The Pony Platforming Project on Dragon Mango (ermagherd berst URL!) has released a preview of their next game! It's not the full game, but quite a variety of game mechanics have been implemented, and since it's the PPP, which always seems to do a great job, it's more fun than some of the completed games people have made. Give it a try here! Also, Lyra is best boxer.
(Another report about it on EqG)

Insights About Alicorn Amulet Origins

M. A Larson commented on the Alicorn Amulet earlier today on Twitter. Apparently he doesn't know where the name came from. I wonder who put it in there, and how they came across the term "Alicorn"...

Here's the tweet! Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.