• Happy Derpy Day, Everypony!

    Fillies and gentlecolts, I hope you're having a wonderful day. It's a very special one, as I hinted to you about a week ago. Today is the second the second iteration of the first ever brony holiday: Derpy Day! Conceived on Facebook, this is a day to share kindness with those around us, whether we know them or not. The timing of this day is pretty fortuitous, with all of the recent confusion and fear surrounding Derpy's role in the show due to The Last Roundup. I know that it's been a source of stress and frustration for a lot of you, but let's take all that passion and channel it toward something warm and positive for our favorite mailmare.

    So grab a muffin, cross your eyes, and tell somepony you love them. If you'd like to do a bit more, we'll have a couple of Derpyriffic events for you today. First up is the continuing challenge from superbrony Thanqol to deliver love and positivity to Canberra, Australia. Through the magic of friendship timezones he's already completed the challenge, with some help from a lot of you. The results of his work, along with the materials used in case you'd like to emulate it can be found below the break. If you're low on your daily dose of smiles, I highly suggest you check this out: you'll be carrying a good feeling with you for the rest of the day:


    "No rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night shall keep these swift messengers from their appointed rounds."
    No mere thunderstorm could stop this year's Derpy Day.

    As a reminder, my challenge was to give out 50 free muffins and convince as many complete strangers as possible to sing Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram. The event ran for two and a half hours before we ran out of muffins, enormous success was had, and it was a day to remember.

    Special thanks to Pathicus who helped me out and ran the camera!


    The Setup:

    http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2485/img0002pqc.jpg
    http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6307/img0003db.jpg
    http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/1988/img0005msv.jpg

    The Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhGX-4-Iobs

    (Disclaimer: I had to drop a verse for practical reasons)

    Letters To A Stranger:

    Thank you everyone who wrote, there was some inspiring stuff here. These will all be posted into random mailboxes around Canberra - and several other cities as well! Our total is well over 100!

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FJdgMZkusDutNXFG9eVE84n4cNRqZHCwN-BJZQ-BOu8/edit

    Posters: 

    Thank you everyone who sent a poster in!

    http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6690/derpydayposter.png Source: techs181 http://techs181.deviantart.com/art/Derpy-Day-Poster-Submission-286764865
    http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4418/freemuffins.jpg Source: M. Riggio
    http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8128/postermuffins25a4extrab.png Source: Adorkablicous http://adorkablicous.deviantart.com/#/d4qpa99

    The Rest:

    Several other people have expressed plans to run their own Operations around the world. As of sending this email I haven't gotten all the final submissions, but as they come they'll be added to the playlist here! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL63DBFF1BFF384B78&feature=mh_lolz



    If Derpy could see all the positive, wonderful things that we, as a community, have done in her name, she'd be proud. Never forget your better nature, and never believe the lie "There is no such thing as a free lunch".

    Yours truly,

    - Thanqol