Today we're taking a break from talking about rainbows in the sky and instead talking about how awesome Rainbow Dash is.
She's not as awesome as Rarity, but she comes pretty close sometimes. It's not her fault, really. It's tough to come close to perfection. It's like coming close to the speed of light- the closer you get, the harder it gets to actually reach that plateau of pristine pony perfection. Although, supposedly the way that warp drives work is by squeezing the space time in front and behind the ship with a projected field of some kind so that you never have to deal with the relativistic effects and energy consequences of approaching the speed of light. It's called the Alcubierre drive. Look it up.
Anyway, so, in an episode whose name I can't remember just from the above picture, Rainbow Dash flew through some clouds, making some nice holes. At first I think we all assumed it was cartoon physics and left it at that. However, supposedly this can actually occur if the object is moving fast enough through said cloud, as soon above.
I don't have an article to go along with the post this time, but, it's hard to argue with those kinds of results.
[Normal] [Adventure] [Comedy] OC ponies! Apparently they are done really well though!
I'll give it a new image if someone draws something with them!
Author: The Riph
Description: A group of five ponies come together to learn the ways of friendship in their own way, through much trial and error they learn the Other Side of Friendship.Google Documents
The Other Side of Friendship Part 1
The Other Side of Friendship (All Links)
Additional Tags: Humor, Friendship, Adventure, Magic, Love
He is looking for the help of flash artists/animators to assist him in the overall art design.
If you are interested in giving it a shot, check out his page below, with all additional information available.
And the link! Woops!
3D Pony download pack from yesterday? Knighty took them and set them up in his personal graphics engine (yes, he has his own self built graphics engine, I 0_o'd too.) This is a good example of what these models can do! Pretty awesome!
You can find a video of the renders after the break! Now someone hurry up and animate these for source!
Now we just need those realistic on model plushies. I hear Cereal is pretty lonely without a Rarity one. Poor guy...
Anyway thanks to Claire for the report! You can find her post here!
Also coloring books at Micheals!
Pretend Dash is rolling in fanfics.
Today I'm going to talk to you all about fan fiction. More specifically, this is directed at our fiction readers and our fiction writers that submit stuff to us. If this isn't your thing, you can skip this.
If you're going to read it, though, please read it all the way through before commenting
You can find the DA post here!
It's the original, 2008 Pinkie Pie development sketch, from Lauren Faust herself. I still wonder what she would have been like as a pegasus. Rainbow Dash would never get a break...
You can find her DA page here!
I never did pay attention in my government classes freshman year. I think it was because my professor just rambled about his personal life all the time instead of teaching us stuff. Oh, and he would always interrupt the lecture and basically force us to debate on the subject at hand even if what he was teaching was pretty straight-forward. It was really strange. I think it was because he worked for the government for a good long while and just wanted to see us all get details wrong because he was a grouchy old man. As a result I didn't really learn anything except that governmental practices are often stupid and convoluted.
The United States Senate is poised to vote on a bill that will make it a felony to stream copyrighted content more than ten times in a set period of time. You can find the bill here.
Seems a bit silly, doesn't it? Ten times? "Oh, you little rascal! If you do that nine more times, we're gonna toss your flank in jail. That's eight! We're onto you!"
I don't get it. Anyway, supposedly this is pony-related since new episodes were often streamed during season one when they were being broadcast on television. Might wanna keep an eye on this one.
Also a website to do something about it here!
EDIT: There is this clause:
The total retail value of the performances, or the total economic value of such public performances to the infringer or to the copyright owner, would exceed $2,500.
Meaning I'm not sure if it would impact us if we aren't profiting from it.
[Shipping] Zomg it updated! So many classic stories reborn lately!
Author: Northern Lights
Description: When Twilight arranges a group camp-out, the ponies end up discussing their dream stallions around the campfire. Everyone is surprised by what they learn about each other, and the two ponies least interested in romance find they have a lot in common.Campfire Stories
Description: Months have passed since the events in Campfire Stories, so how will Twilight Sparkle feel when Rainbow Dash starts talking about dating other ponies.Soaring High (Author is re-working it based on feedback)
Additional Tags: TwiDash, Shipping, Romance, Same-sex
Confound these ponies, they are amazing.
It started about 5 minutes ago...so charge!
Looks like they require a name to stay in the channel
I sure do compile a lot of stuff these days. At least we know it will still be possible to run hourly if/when content dies on our journey to Season Two. Though I admit, I do just sort of dump whatever into PMV posts these days. I apologize for that. It's really difficult to review those. In fact, I might grab some PMV reviewers to go with my pre-readers some time.
Anyway I went off on a tangent again. Have some comics.
Sources: exploding_guy / Mixermike622
I was going to wait until I could find some information on it, but I can't seem to locate any!
Apparently ponychan is down, and has been since 3:00 AM.
It was probably just derpy breaking things or tripping over cables again. Hopefully it will all be up and running soon.
Looks like it's back!
Call of the Cutie
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Show Stoppers
Sounds like it's a CMC day!
You can find the stream site here!
Well, that was kind of disappointing.
I dunno whether this is the surprise they were talking about, but it was indeed an update to the page itself and not anything earth-shattering. I was kind of hoping it would be something totally awesome like a full-size Rarity plush doll that I could cuddle while I sleep. It would be the most comfortable pillow ever because Rarity is basically a marshmallow anyway. Oh, and it would have talked, too. You squeeze the hoof and she'd say something hilarious like, "not that hoof! I just had it manicured!" And if you squeezed it again she'd be all like, "WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU?" in that crazed I'm-going-to-kill-you voice.
But then you'd put on her included super-fashionable hat and she'd forgive you. You could even wear the hat because it's a pony hat and therefore too big for them anyway. It would even come with a bow, because Rarity always looks better with a bow.
The point is I would have totally bought that. And so would you. Get on it, Hasbro.
*Looks like the actual surprise has yet to come!*-Seth
From the facebook page: You guys have some great ideas ;-) The fun starts a few days from now. Here's a hint, it's Facebook related!
Little Wu-Tang Clan video? That is the primary subject of the article, dealing with various copyright issues and fair use clauses. It's an interesting read if you are into law and stuff, but the real issue at hand here is...
WHY IS YALE LAW DISCUSSING PONIES?
We have officially spread everywhere. My goals in life are complete. Season 3, 4, 5...all guaranteed. I'm converting this into gaming blog #30 now.
[Adventure][Comedy] Hey! Cheerilee finally got a story! About time.
Description: On a Filly Scout camping trip in the Whitetail Woods,In Search of Bighoof
Scootaloo is determined to prove she’s not a chicken. In order to do
so, she sets out on her own to find and capture the legendary creature
known only as “bighoof”. Unfortunately, she’s about to find out that
the Whitetail Woods can be more dangerous than their serene appearance
suggests. Can Fluttershy bring her back safe, or will something else
find her first? Also, Cheerilee completely loses her mind!
Additional Tags: Episode-style, Scouting, Cryptids, Skepticism, Scootalove
Backpacks : Toys R' Us
Purses: (They were on the target website, but poofed when I went to create this post 0_o)
Animated Storyteller Sparkle: Target
Thanks to (Diaphone?) For all the tips!
Author: Purple Prose
Description: A thousand-year-old document has been successfully translated by a scholar at the Royal University of Equestria. However, the document has not been authorized for publication to the general public, and with good reason. With permission from Her Royal Highness, the document is now presented, in translation with notes, to this site.Moon Diary
Additional Tags: Fictional Document, Diary, Luna, Origin, Madness
Author: Silent Magi
Description: Alternate-timeline of the MLP: FiM verse. One young mage’s quest for peace during a time of war leads her to seek out a mythical set of items known only as the Elements of Harmony in order to bring back the Goddesses: Princess Luna and Princess Celestia.Knights of Harmony Chapters
Chapter 1: Long, Dark Nightmare
Chapter 2: One Hoof in Front of the Other
Chapter 3: On a Wing and Prayer
Chapter 4: Riding With the Shadows of the Night
Chapter 5: Oatmeal of Destiny
Chapter 6: Saddled With The Future (New!)
Author: Gearheart Hound
Description: An ancient evil is waking once more and threatens to destroy life as everypony knows it. Everypony must unite to hold the line against the darkness or watch as their world is razed around them.Darkness Descends
Darkness Descends Part 2
Darkness Descends Part 3
Darkness Descends Part 4 (New!)
Additional Tags: Epic, War, Heroism, Romance, Sacrifice
I still say Rainbow Dash looks like a duck in that vector.
Random music time! Have some BEARS
The first one is an absolutely insane music block version of Winter Wrap Up. It's huge...
Number Two is another cover!
And three is voodoopony's version of the Colgate Theme I posted up yesterday
1.) Minecraft Winter Wrap Up Blocks
2.) So Many Wonders - My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Cover by AubadePrism
3.) Derpy Hooves - Colgate Theme [Voodoopony Remix]