This looks great for the backstory. I wonder if 'hoo-mins' inhabited the world before :P
Will there be songs.
Yay, new episode! I have a feeling this will probably be my favorite episode yet too. Or close to it anyway. I have a fondness for Holiday specials. Which is why I liked Luna Eclipsed so much. Well, besides Luna of course. <3 Though Christmas is my favorite holiday, so this one will probably surpass it.
i wonder what epic awesome things Rainbow Dash will do this episode!?
Itttt won't be as good as nightmare night. How could it be
there will be a pinkie pie song if im not wrong
magic would own in snowball fights...
I'm really looking forward to some epic history in this one. I love all the background info like this.
why stop at filly 6? 7,8 and 9 need love too.
Why no Pony Archives link though?
Snowball fights aint balanced in ponyville :Oinb4 pinkie pie song
For people who want to try a different stream (If your having issues with the main) I have a 2nd stream up. http://www.justin.tv/haxmega
I'll be enjoying the good high quality streaming from Haxmega. :P
I'm hoping for some Pinkie Pie. She's had a few gems this season, but for the most part she's seemed absent.
Thanks for not linking to ponyarchive after they refused the c&d and putting up itunes link instead :) *already waits for itunes to mail for episode being available for download
I hope not. I'd rather her get her own episode rather than get mixed up with an episode centered on a holiday, y'know?Then again, we did have two RD episodes back-to-back...
Predictions.1. Derpy.2. Well known background character appearance.3. D'aww.4. Pinkie center piece as a holiday celebrating pony.5. The synopsis about it being entirely about a play may not be truthful.6. Twilight once again geeks out.7. Happy ponies at the end and possibly at least one thrown snowball.8.Snowmen despite humans not existing in equestria.
@D. Shadows Don't forget9. Rarity in some awesome winter dress or accesory
@DeynaBoth Fluttershy and Pinkie have been super underrepresented thus far in S2.......Hell even AJ has...unless you count her part in The sistser's episode...but that was really a *eye roll* Sweetie/Rarity ep.AND GUESS WHO MY TOP 3 OF THE MANE CAST ARE? I'LL GIVE YOU A HINT....D:< <--- Dis' my face right now
I haven't been this excited for an episode since the start of season 2 itself.
Every fanfic writer will smash their laptops when they show the history of Equestria.
@Seth - We in the UK would settle for some episodes other than the first thirteen over and over again :/
Can't wait for a new song I'll be listening to for the next two months! :D
I'd definitely sign whatever petition to legally get the pony eps here.
@ZamoondaBecause of http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/ponyarchive-recieves-cease-desist.html
For the first time since season two started, I can't watch the stream the moment it comes one. I'll have to wait for some kind soul on YouTube to put it up...
why do grow men like this shit anyway
A petition? Oh well, I guess the slow, uncertain way is better than nothing.Until then, YT or torrents it is.
(in UK): I finally buckled and did the dance to get a US iTunes account without a US credit card, and to go the gift-card route, and now have legit season 1 and season 2 pass. Not without some worry while a procedural delay made me think the gift card seller was actually a scammer, which would have been embarrassing as I've never fallen for an online scam before, but it all turned out well in the end.So I'd actually be a bit *annoyed* now if it turned up on UK iTunes tomorrow. Even though it should be obvious to anyone who isn't in the 20th century media industry that they should do it. It really is ridiculous to have to jump through so many hoops to buy the content legitimately.
I know what I‘ll do. TF2 on brony servers and LOL with a brony acc till the episode is on youtube :)
this is going to be so EPIC!!!!!!
Can wait... can't wait... confound this large quantity of homework!!!
thank god pony Archive won't shut down :D
@StrangeNoiseUh, would you mind explaining those steps for the rest of us in the UK? I'm still kinda baffled by all the store-switching and card-selecting required. #^^#
Hasbro should acquire PonyArchive and merge it with their marketing department. PA has what Hasbro lacks - a functioning distributing channel of their MLP cartoon "commercial".Then the Hasbro people could rack their brains to come up with wether it would be better to charge people for the episodes or to give them out for free - if they would make up on the roundabouts what they loose on the swings.
Hate it when the only way to get pony is by iTunes! D:
@Alesterpony archive won't shut down so you can still download them there
@DSludge^This idea FTW!Promote synergy. LIKE A BAWSS!
Dear Hasbro, cut stupid Apple out of the loop, just sell the files straight from your existing website shopping cart. What's the big deal? You could have global digital distribution set up in an afternoon!
@FinghostSo? How do you know if it's legit?To take down any video on Youtube by company requires you to have your @ domain be the same as your company. All the youtube streams on Pony Archive got taken down by "Hasbro, Inc.."A few months ago, dozens of pony videos were taken down by "HASBRO, INC.."It's not like Hasbro left their capslock open. Those are two different people. One of them were trolls.Thus the other can be a troll too. Don't trust an @hasbro domain.
@Zamoonda@Hasbro address, even.
UK brony here and even if they sold it in the UK via iTunes, I wouldn't install iTunes to buy it. I would definitely buy it from Hasbro direct in the unlikely event they set up their own UK online store (or a worldwide store).Seeing as it's a TV show, I'd be quite happy to WATCH IT ON BLOODY TV. But TV channels here don't want to show them until they are months old. So if I wait for a UK TV showing I'll basically have to avoid the entire internet because of spoilers.
You can get them legally in the UK. Just get Sky+, and watch channel 603 (Boomerang), granted some of the episodes are just repeated OVER AND OVER.I'll stick to my YouTube converter, at least I get it in 1080p which I can watch on my ASUS Transformer or Galaxy Nexus :D.
@Annie the EagleAlso a UK brony
TO ALL UK BRONIES:You can access the US iTunes store. At the bottom of the iTunes store page, there's an option to Change Country in the Manage column. Just change it to the US and voila! Then, when you're done, you can just change it back! Simples!
@AddictedArtistJust a warning, I think there's a limit on how many times you can do that. Just like on a Mac you can only change the DVD Region of the Drive 5 times, or only have 5 computers authorized.Not sure though.
@Annie the EagleYOUTUBE....you doing it wrong
@ZamoondaIt's better to be safe than sorry. Fake or not, there is a point in actually supporting the show instead of just pirating. (Also, that message they sent looked WAY too offical to be troll made. Trolls don't have enough attentionspan to do something like that.)
@Finghost>Trolls don't have enough attention span to do something like thatClearly you have never met a real troll. I've met plenty – not random idiots clopping in their mother's basement, but real, intelligent people that just hate something and would do anything for it to be completely destroyed.If I could take down the brony pizza hutt initial videos and one by one the new ones and scare the shit out of the original uploader with a huge ass email, someone could do that to Pony Archive.
@StrangeNoiseIf I was to leave my e-mail address with you would you be so kind as to link me up with the seller you got your gift card from and a kinda how-to guide on how you set up the account?
anyone else getting missing plugin on Bronystate using Chrome?
What the hell happened to Midnight Run!? It was the only stream without any kind of lag!
About 2 hours til the animals arrive.Excitment everywhere
Im ready for this... One hour and forty five minutes to show time.MY BODY IS READY!is this how time normally works?really... slowly...
Midnight Run was shutdown because of some trolls that reported him.
You can actually watch the show in the UK on Boomerang. Need a Sky subscription to get the channel though. Dunno about the rest of Europe mind you.
"thoerycraft"HURR DURR Derpy postGrammar Nazi never sleep.That is all.
Y U NO LET ME WATCH THE NEW EPISODE NOW :(?How's everypony doing? :P
@AddictedArtistI don't know about there being a limit, but this isn't sufficient as you'll find when you come to actually try to buy something. :-)
@EphemeralBlueYes, £20 per month for the minimum contract that includes Boomerang; in order to watch *old* episodes in SD, in NTSC conversion, with adverts.It's not a value proposition. If they actually showed new eps at the same time/day as the Hub, well, that would be a dilemma. If on a channel with HD, less so.
Not long now hehehe!
Caffeine mode: ACTIVATE!
I'm ready for THE BEST HISTORY LESSON EVER!
@YappyTo create the account in iTunesSign out.Switch to US store (flag button at bottom)Go to the iphone app store, pick a free app, any app, and select to download it.You'll now be prompted to sign in or create an account.Create one. You probably need a different email address than the one you use for your non-US AppleID. It needs to be real though, so you can received and respond to the validation mail later. I used my old @gmail.com one.When it comes to enter the credit card, select None. You still need to enter an address; make one up that's plausibly US looking. I made up a fake one that's in the same street and zipcode as Hasbro's head office. But I don't think anyone's really paying attention to find the sarcasm.Once you've received and replied to the validation mail, you have your account.Now you need gift cards. I got mine from www.zhljerry.com.NB: It doesn't say so on the site, but when you first do this you'll get a mail that points you to a page which tells you how to contact the guy - basically to verify you're a real person. It was at this stage, especially as there was no response for hours, that I thought I'd fallen to a scammer, but then he came online at what I figured was 17:30 EST and it all got sorted out. Generally, the site suggests it's more automated than it is; I think he probably gets them done when he gets in from work.Then you get a mail with a link to a scanned image of a gift card with the voucher code visible.Go back to iTunes Home, signed in on the US iTunes, and click on Redeem. Type in the voucher code(s). Now you have the credit to buy stuff.After that there's just the enjoyment of authorising devices and sorting out home sharing so you can watch them. Not sure why (haven't tried too hard) but the only way I got them to play on my iPhone, for instance, was to actually sync them to it; they wouldn't play from the itunes share over home sharing. I don't know what issues may arise with trying to use an AppleTV for this *and* for locally-bought content. (I may get one soon to try though).
Let's just say that if it wasn't for the MLP:FiM episodes I could check out for free after having my interest piqued by the internet memes, I wouldn't have spent the equivalent of $80 on Pony gifts for my buddy's kid this year.Take that into your business models and compute it, Hasbro!
@EphemeralBlue But Boomerang never show the second half of the first season. They've been broadcasting it nearly every weekday since July, and they've only ever played as far as Fall Weather Friends.
Should they indeed release MLP:FiM legally in all other countries, then I would be more than ecstatic to see Ponyarchive close down.
Of course the first day that work has the 7am opening time, and it's a pony day... just my luck.
http://www.livestream.com/poniestonight This stream is just as good as Midnight Run's was
I'm off the to the bronystate Fluttershy room, see you all there!
PONY ARCHIVE PLOX!!!
Maybe you can get me Boomerang on my Foxtel so I can watch the episodes legally in Australia.jk.I bought the brushable ponies of the mane six, good enough.
@Latias4Ever You need to keep up with MR on our Facebook page. Simply put, livestream did a crack down and killed us and a few others and for me to get the page back they wanted everyone involves personal information and a lot of my information. So i'm right now building on Justin.tv and we'll but up next week
Woo! This is my first livestream since bronydom, I can't wait!
20 more minutes
I can't wait to see this episode :D and I dont have to work now which is even better.
Oh my gosh, I'm hoping for a song!!!
With Equestria's story being revealed, mind will be blown. This episode could be the best one since Return of Harmony. 10 minutes left! =D
Theres no way theres not a song in this episode.
Oh look, an incoming episode...DUCK AND COVERRRR! (Cover is said in a british voice)
Hey all, just wanted to say that this will be my first time watching an ep as it premieres, and being here with you all to do it is at least 20% cooler. 5 minutes! :3
5. more minutes..
0ne more minute!!
1 min till best episode time! Calling it already!!!
Ponies in 2 minutes!
YAYYYY! An Equestria origin story
I has started! FIRE ZE PONIES!
Here we go!
And it begins!
derpy was in the train
I found the CMC in the background.
That poor Scootaloo. And Pinkie, u so silly.
I feel like my dern eyes are about ready to pop out of my head! ^^
OK Octavia, you vs me again :3
Poor Scootaloo got her tongue stuck!
Will Pinkie sing?
It would've been better if the opening was christmas theme too.
Some hat Rarity lol
oh god, that hat
Fluttershy cheering is the best ever.
@Captian64lol It's not a contest. :P
Is Canterlot just the part that sticks out from the cliff face visibly or is that just the Palace, and the city proper is built into the mountain vale? I wonder...
Oh no Scootaloo! I'll help you!
Derpy is officialy a character they hide in the bg of every episode.
@palaminopegasusI'm pretty sure we'll see at least one song this episode. I mean, it IS a holiday episode afterall
@OctaviaSure it's not :3 Just kidding.
Dat Derpy. <3
Apparently Canterlot has a train station at the base of its mountain.
DAT DERPY! Waving at the crowd!
Derpy hooves already. Go muffin queen!
That fluttershy aw
Rainbow Dash is cheering for herself. lol
When will Rarity realize that it's impossible for fluttershy to be any more adorable
I'm so excited i feel like shouting... woo-hoo~I <3 you fluttershy
Shut the window!
SHUT THE WINDOW
RD hasn't learn her lesson from May Best Pet Win yet lol.
Shut the windows already!
SHUT THE WINDOW! NO SHUT THE FRONT DOOR XD
Lot of Fanon death happening today.
It's death in Equestria time!
THE MAGIC! IT IS NOT WORKING!
lol Pinkie's introduction horns.
your right its us :D
PINKIE'S DAT FACE!
Lawl Upside down crown.
Lmao, Rarity, u sure your wearing that right?
ghost horse D:
Ok... This is awesome. I love history and world-building.
Um, your majesty, your crown's on upside down.
Crown upside down? Rarity how could you!
I have a feeling the mane 6 are actually going to fight.
Wonder How they defeat those Horse Blizzards?
Surprisingly enough I can see where this is going already and I've only seen the first part of it.
My baby sister: "Taytay, why is Pinkie pie being so mean?"
Just gonna say it now;Pinkie Pie with a cup of pudding on her head.That is all.
CONFOUND THOSE PEGASISISISISISISIS
Mind = blown
This is AWESOME.But In dark times wasn't Discord there? I'm calling a Discord Origin
Pinke's hat looks like feces
FIRST..no I'm FIRST!! lol
Depry!I was kinda happy when I saw her waving on the stage.
@palaminopegasus-_- ...It's clearly pudding.
Ancient pony war (sort of)? Oh man the fanon just got enriched!
What. The. Balls. Were those ghost pony things, yo?
Unicorns also controlled the sun and moon's cycles... During that whole Princess Cadence thing I called the idea that Ponykind created Alicorns to rule them. I still stick by that being canon.
@Joey the JoeyI say... They are the souls/spirits of the Alicorns, observing the mortals.
Classism in equestria is now canon
They're good actresses! We need a Carol commercial with just the ponies!
D'awwed at soldier fluttershy
A blizzard that can't be stopped by magic?How...chaotic...
Fluttershy makes a cute soldier.
Pegasi and pegasus = sparta?
Good ol' fashioned pony racism.
Think inside the chimney!
Dat Pinkie smile...
Pinkie random as ever...
Can yoooooou think inside a chimney? I didn't think so. Lmao, Pinkie.
Pinkie: I CAN THINK IN A CHIMNEY, YOUR POINT IS INVALID!
And the 4th wall is BROKEN
8D Pinkie is absolutely hamming it up in this episode... AND IT'S AWESOME!!!
Unicorns = Spartans. Hell yeah
Fluttershy is so dang adorable. <3
Did she say Private Pansy?
Ten bucks says this is the actual original ponies' personalities.
Ponies riding ponies. We need to go deeper...
Ponies riding ponies... inception bound.
Twillight's face expression: Is she serious?
I bet you Spike was tempted to eat those gems in the tree
@TrishulaShe did indeed.
Makes perfect sense, Chancellor Pinkie! XD
Pinkie, your reading the map wrong.
love pinkie's map!!
Watch out ponies, Winter is Coming.