• Nightly Roundup #395

    Sleepy Twilight edition, because her mane actually looks better when it's messy.   Time for some roundupyness! It's a shorter one. 

    We also have a new Olympics banner from Bouxn. If you want to submit one, the deadline is August 4th! Make sure you get them in soon! Information can be found here!

  • Story Updates August 1st (Night)



    Story update time! We only have two in this one, imagine that? 

    Hopefully you guys aren't planning to bombard me tomorrow!

    Mendacity and A Slice of Life can be found below.

  • Equestria Inquirer #48


    Inquiring about Equestrians are you? Perhaps a stroll down to the Deviant Art page will do you some good, or maybe you are lazy and just want to watch it?  Check that out after the break.

  • Music Remix: Idemand / On a Cross and Arrow Duet: The Crystal Fair Song / Discord (Frantic Factory Boss Remix)

    Steamtwi is always relevant

    Tons of music today! We don't have much else to post though. The first one incorporates a whole bunch of FiM songs, the second is a cross and arrow style Crystal Fair Song (avoid if you don't want to spoil the new song!), and the last is Eurobeat's Discord crossed over with more video game stuff. Check them all out below! 

    1.) MLP FIM - (Remix n Stuff) - / Idemand /
    2.) On a Cross and Arrow Duet: The Crystal Fair Song
    3.) Discord (Frantic Factory Boss Remix)

  • Game: Equestria Corrupted - Release Trailer


    Remember back in the day, walking into an arcade and playing one of those shooters with the jet that launches a constant barrage of laser beams and missiles?   Well, they evolved.   Bullet hell is exactly what it sounds like.  Instead of dodging sets of three or four little pellets, you dodge hundreds. 

    Of course, it had to be ponified. 

    After the break, you will find a release trailer for Equestria Corrupted. It looks like it includes a whole assortment of different characters with different ways of blowing things up, and the bosses are, of course, completely insane.  Check it out!

  • Vocal Music: Dog Diamonds (Over Animus Vox) /Journey - Studio Version / Fluttershy's Got a Coltfriend


     Time for some vocal stuff! We have a Diamond Dogs rap, some Cutie Mark Crusaders, and an acoustic song about Fluttershy.  Check them out below!

    1.) MC Flowny ~ Dog Diamonds (Over Animus Vox)
    2.) Journey - Studio Version - Scarlett Peace
    3.) Fluttershy's Got a Coltfriend (No embed)

  • Tumblr Spotlight: Ask Gamer Ponies and Tumblr Archive


    Do you like ponies? Do you like games? How about combining the two together! Ask Gamer Ponies follows the adventures of the main cast as they play a variety of video games and get into a bunch of shenanigans! If you're looking for some ponies taking gaming to hardcore levels, check out the link to the tumblr below!

    Ask Gamer Ponies - First Page
    Ask Gamer Ponies - Current Page 

    I also have another little treat for you guys today. A dedicated brony by the name of Redge has created a tumblr list featuring all sorts of pony tumblrs out there for you to explore! So, if you are looking to pad your tumblr follow list check out his tumblr page below!

    Redge's Trek through the Tumblrverse


    For future tumblr spotlights, send suggestions to calpain@equestriadaily.com  or my Twitter at @CalpainEqD
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    I lost track of time playing with my tablet for the artist training grounds tonight, woops! Regular EQD posting will commence again soon!

    Until then, discuss Trixie. 
  • Comic: Rainbow Crash the Wonderbolt / Unlikely Lick / Birthday Song


    Poor Rainbow Dash. Hey, at least you made it into the Wonderbolts so maybe there is chance for advancement, eh?

    Comic time guys. Click for full!

  • Story: Moonlight Vigil


    [Sad-Tragedy] "This story explores rather neatly the ramifications of assumptions and rash actions." -Pre-reader who likes sky pirates

    Author: SheetGhost
    Description: Bitter from her defeat and exile, the Mare in the Moon watches Equestria move on without her.
    Moonlight Vigil

    Additional Tags: A tragedy of cruel interperations.
  • National Pony Writing Month Begins Today


    August is the month for creative pony projects! Pre-reader Noble Cause ran this event last year to rousing success, so let's dust it off again and see what kind of literary works we produce this summer!

    For those of you not familiar, this event is much like the more famous National Novel Writing Month (which takes place in November), and sets the goal of 50,000 words about ponies doing pony things in the span of a single month. The idea here is not to produce a polished masterpiece, but rather to force you to write every day no matter what and teach you that you have at least one novel inside of you. Editing can come later, but only if you write, and write often. Even if you don't make the full 50k (or even come close), at least you tried, and at least you committed a new story idea to paper. Don't belittle that - it's more than most people would dare to do creatively. Be brave, and step up to the plate!

    If this is something you're interested in, I invite you to check below the page break for the official writeup by Noble Cause:
  • Drawfriend Stuff #521


    Are those hands? On my ponies?  I guess I'll roll with it, just this once...  As long as they don't grow those gross feet things.

    Have some art!

    Source 1
    Eclipse Eternia
  • The Return of the Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Today


    A year ago, Equestria Daily unveiled a brand new event. Thirty days, thirty themes, thirty drawings, an art extravaganza open to everyone. Every night we'd hand out a new assignment, and every night we'd post the entries to a featured gallery right here to show off the work and improvement of all involved.

    The results were phenomenal. More than 5,500 images were produced, and hundreds of artists built a foundation for themselves or honed their technique. And today, at midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, we're bringing it back. Featuring a refined lesson plan with both new and classic themes, a new and improved submission system, and a whole lot of pony, the Artist Training Grounds hopes to explode back onto the scene.

    Yes, you can draw a pony. It's easier than you think. And here's a little bonus incentive: Sethisto went and purchased a tablet specially for this event. Give it a try, and learn along with our beloved pony overlord. And if that's not enough for you, we're putting together a real incentive program with real prizes you can win, just by drawing! There will be more details on that forthcoming in the coming days, but for now get your pencils, pens, brushes, markers, and styluses ready... the Training Grounds are about to open. Keep watching the site for your first assignment!
  • Instrumental Music: Epic Final Bosses of Equestria - Rainbow Dash and Applejack / Rarestep / Changelings Attack!


    Instrumental time! We have two orchestrals, and two electronic/dubstep songs.  Check them out below!

    1.) Epic Final Bosses of Equestria - Rainbow Dash (Orchestral/Battle)
    2.) Epic Final Bosses of Equestria- Applejack (Orchestral/Battle)
    3.) Rarestep (Dubstep/Sampling)
    4.) Silva Hound - Changelings Attack!

  • Music Remix: Becoming Popular - Arranged for Jazz Trio / Smile, Smile, Smile! (Final Justice Mix) / Aviators - Bittersweet (Elspongie Remix)


    Darin Do!  We have becoming popular jazz style, Smile Smile Smile combined with Final Justice, and an Aviators remix.  Check it out below!

    1.) Becoming Popular - Arranged for Jazz Trio
    2.) Smile, Smile, Smile! (Final Justice Mix)
    3.) Aviators - Bittersweet (Elspongie Remix)

  • Top 10 Pony Music of July Also Begins!


    You can't just vote on videos can you?  Music needs some love too!  The top ten voting for July in music has begun! As with the video post, feel free to blabber about your favorites in the comments, and check out the video after the break for information on how you can enter.

  • Story: All the Stars in the Sky


    [Sad][Shipping] "A touching tale about loss and reunion. I normally dislike most shipping, but this one stands apart from the herd." -Pre-reader who likes sky pirates

    Author: Lynked
    Description: Every month, Octavia plays privately for Princess Luna as she paints the night sky. Each time, Octavia feels that familiar feeling, one she's rarely ever felt before. Now she has decided that it is time to announce these feelings. However, she has a secret, one she has kept for longer than she can remember. But surely the Princess of the Night would be able to understand her own creation, right?
    All the Stars in the Sky

    Additional Tags: Long, Original, Secrets, Luna's Stars
  • Nightly Roundup #394


    Yep, sort of still in Luna mode so have some more of her while you read the news. Check it out after the break!

  • Story Updates August 1st (Morning)


    Story update time! Charrge