• Nightly Roundup #425


    Totally forgot there was a blue moon this month! In celebration, let's have some of our favorite Princess of the Night. The results of last night's header contest will be used for Monday's header so tune in then to see the winner!

    This one is a little earlier tonight because Calpain is tired after driving for 8 hours to come home to Michigan for the weekend. Have some news!

  • Music: This Day Aria Version // Amy's Chords // The Changeling Cometh //


    Darkening in vain!
    Decadence remains!
    All is said and done!
    Never is the sun!
    Never!

    I think Nightmare Moon blowing bubbles in a bathtub needs to be a thing. I think you guys should make it a thing. Translation: make this a thing, cause it's awesome.

    One remix and two instrumental tracks: This Day Aria, a tribute to Amy Keating Rogers, and changelings.



    1) This Day Aria Version
    2) Nicolas Dominique - Amy's Chords
    3) The Changeling Cometh

  • Convention Compilation - August 31st


    Convention news is always reason to party down. Or is that par-tay? I can never remember the rules of partiquette. Which I've just been informed is in violation of my contract. So while I go sit down for another optional mandatory hour in Pinkie Pie's Smile Happy Fun Times Reeducation Center, you guys can have the world's finest convention news items, delivered fresh to your door in twenty minutes or your money back.

    Pon3con: Creation and details announced
    Bronycon: OC Contest (ending today! Whoops!)
    BronyCAN: website launch! =D
    BronyCAN'T: Parody, fake news announcement not appearing below page break. Laugh or don't.
    Bronymexicon Gala: new convention set up and announced
    Ponycon AU: Further funding updates and announcements
    Galacon: Feedback gathering for 2013
    PHPonycon 2013: Pre-registration up

  • My Little Pony Songs Summary - Music Analysis

    How much singing has each pony done total throughout the last two seasons?  How many minutes of music do we have total? Why the hell don't we have an album yet?  Everything save the last question is answered in this semi-in depth song analysis.  It also has charts, and I know you guys love charts.

    Check it out here!
  • Story: Time Waits For No Mare (Update Part 8!)


    [Adventure][Sci-Fi][Shipping][Dark] "An intense story about one mare's fight against a world that loathes her." -Pre-reader with a WoW name

    Author: Crimson
    Description: Who knew that agreeing to cooperate in Twilight's most advanced magic experiment would quickly turn grim for Applejack, as she finds herself in an unknown city, with no way of getting home, and none of her friends to rely on.

    It certainly doesn't help that half the city's out to get her, for seemingly no reason at all.

    In a world where earth ponies are seen as the lowest rung of ponykind, Applejack must use whatever help she can to overcome her situation. Even if the only help available comes from some of the shadiest ponies she's ever met. And why are there so many things in this foreign land that remind her of home?

    It's only a matter of time before the past catches up with her.
    Time Waits For No Mare (New Part 8!)

    Additional Tags: Time Travel without Doctor Whooves
  • Comic: Between a Rock and a Hard Place / Mousecapade / When no one is watching


    Oh Rarity, no one cares about your gems when they are as common as pebbles in Equestria. 

    We also have some Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie, and Gummy dancing Gif style.  Click for full!



  • Enterplay Binders Begin Shipping Today!


    For all you card collecting fiends out there, Enterplay has begun shipping these out today with plans to get all the orders prepped and ready by Tuesday. I blame the holidays.

    As for the second draft of cards, those should pop up around the end of September. Hopefully you guys have your current runs all safely packed away, because a whole bunch of stuff is being fixed. First edition Charizard ain't got nothin on Princess Mi-Amore Cadenza!
  • Top 10 Voting Begins for August! Music and Video!



    I'm sure you all have some favorites from the last month, and it's time to decide on which are the BEST OF THE BEST!

    Both The Movie Brony and Saberspark have started up their monthly votes.   The more participation we get, the better the top 10 will be!  Have some links:

    Top Music Voting
    Top Video Voting

  • Zap2it's Season 3 Episode Summary Derp (Updated)

    A couple of you sent this one in with pretty much the same response as everyone else - "lolwut?".  Zap2it was pretty much our go-to place for episode summaries last season, so checking the upcoming episode hidden link daily is something a lot of people are doing right now. 

    Luckily we have Ace Reporter Whatshisgame to dig around and figure out what exactly went wrong!  Have his report:
    If you check the Zap2it TV listings website for a listing of the next MLPFiM episode, you’ll find a new listing titled “Friendship Is Magic Part 1, Strawberry Elves” with a premiere date of September 8, 2012. This airing doesn’t appear in their schedule for The Hub, but it does appear in their schedule for Treehouse TV, as does a My Big Big Friend airing titled “Derailed; Something Special; Strawberry Elves” the night beforehand. “Strawberry Elves” is the title of an episode of Manon, which is apparently a short show that airs between Treehouse’s regular shows, and looking at Zap2it’s Treehouse TV schedule, the titles of some of the other listings there similarly include titles of other Manon episodes. Thus, “Friendship Is Magic Part 1, Strawberry Elves” is most likely just a rerun of the MLPFiM episode “Friendship is Magic, part 1” paired with a rerun of the Manon episode “Strawberry Elves” and not anything to do with Season 3.
    So there you have it! Looks like a mixup with another show. 

    One thing to note: The Hub tends to announce new seasons of shows a few weeks in advance.  If season 3 does start in September, chances are it will be near the end. Lezgetreal makes a good point about their trend of running encore celebrations right before releasing new seasons.   With a September 9th Royal Wedding event in the works, there is a possibility that we will see it soon.  That's a pretty big stretch, but we can dream right?  Thanks to Masem for the link.

    tl;dr - Derpy Did it


    Update: Meghan McCarthy gives her two cents on the fate of the elves!


    Those poor poor elves.  I guess that's what they get for being made out of delicious blueberries?
  • Drawfriend Stuff #550


    Look at those dusty old books taking up all that space and requiring a light source.  Someone needs a tablet to read on!

    Have some art while I go introduce Twilight Sparkle to the marvels of the future and subsequently give her the same entertainment overload most of us in the 21st century suffer from.

    Source 1
    Burning the Midnight Oil
  • Story Updates August 31st (Afternoon)



    Story updates? Story updates. 

  • Story: Fighting Feelings


    [Shipping]

    Author: TAW
    Description: Rainbow Dash doesn't care for love. Applejack doesn't have time.
    So when a simple game goes wrong, then Dash's favourite fictional heroine's latest tale takes a turn for the romantic, why does she suddenly find herself with a rose between her teeth?
    Fighting Feelings

    Additional Tags: Horses do cute things together
  • Music: Hotel Discordia // Swing! Tavi Swing! // Fill Your Glass //



    Apathy their stepping stone,
    so unfeeling!
    Hidden deep animosity,
    so deceiving!

    You know what fixes a bad hair day, Cadance? Not being so blindingly pink. Dear Celestia, I can't even look at you. Except on Tuesdays. Then you're okay.

    Three vocal tracks: Hotel California, Octavia, and Berry Punch.


    1) Hotel Discordia (Discord Cover)
    2) Swing! Tavi Swing! - By Joaftheloaf
    3) Hirosashii - Fill Your Glass

  • Welovefine Favorites Competition Winners Chosen, Final Pony Battle Begins!


    One thing is for sure when it comes to Welovefine, when they contest, they contest BIG.  The top designs have been chosen for their respective ponies, coming out at 15 total, five for each.  It doesn't end there though!  We now have a big final run for a whopping 3000 bucks! And they said you couldn't make a living out of ponies! 

    And what won from each category? Have some links:

    Rainbow Dash
    Fluttershy
    Twilight Sparkle

    What can you do to help in the finals? Go vote!  Will you pick a shirt based on your favorite pony? Or will you grab the best possible design? Everything is in your hands!

    Head on down past the break for all the shirts in giant image format, including variations in colors of each. 



  • Nightly Roundup #424


    Junebug is actually quite an awesome looking pony! I can see why you guys voted for her for tonight's header. Let's hope this gives her some attention!

    Got a short one for you guys tonight, maybe this means I can get some sleep finally! Check for it all after the break and leave a comment on what header I should use for my last Roundup for the week!

  • Newbie Artist Training Grounds II: Day 30 - Dawn of the Final Day


    My dearest students, the time is upon us. You've worked long and hard over the course of the month, and now we have reached the very end. You've learned, you've grown, you've struggled and fought on, and now you have but one final exam remaining. I'm so proud of you! It doesn't matter how many themes you submitted for, or even if you just left a kind word for an artist or two, if you've taken part, you've helped to make the Newbie Artists Training Grounds the most successful event in the history of Equestria Daily! Tonight alone you've brought me another 318 ponies, continuing your world-shattering pace. Our total leading into our very last day is 15909 images. Our stated goal of 16,000 for the event is within reach! Keep at it guys, this is the very last one.

    To submit for Day 30, follow the link and go nuts. The limiters have been released, as this is doubling as a make-up gallery. I think you'll find a challenge waiting for you inside. To ask a question, make a comment, or say goodbye, see me in my office at phoe@equestriadaily.com.

    Now, some of you seemed to be under the impression you were done. Not quite, my little artists! Our very last theme and last assignment is a chance to take a look back and learn exactly how far you've come: Draw any previous theme/Submit a late entry. Note that these things are distinctive. I want you out there drawing new things! See how much stronger your composition has gotten. See how far you've come by redoing a theme from the past. Give me new ponies, so we can go out with a bang. And, for the hardest of core, take our bonus challenge: Draw every single theme in one day. Here is your list. The limiters have been released. Do me proud.

    And now, the gallery. Pomp and Circumpony. I can't believe how great everyone has gotten, and I can't believe that I only get to go through all of your wonderful work one more time before I have to let you go. I'm not... really sure what to do with myself right now. It's meant so much to me to see you all learn and grow and try. You've been the most wonderful students I could ever have asked for. Thank you. Party hard, but don't forget to turn in your final projects.