Tuesday, December 11, 2012
2012 was one hell of a year for pony music. Pretty much every genre out there got a whole bunch of love. Time to put it to a vote! Which songs were your favorite of the year? Are there any you discovered near the beginning that are still on your playlists today?
Head on down past the break for the video on how to enter your choices for the top songs of 2012!
From the Statued Discord Replies tumblr comes a two minute animation based on the Genie song from Aladdin. I don't think I've ever made that kind of mental crossover for the guy before. It's pretty amazing how well Discord fits the role.
You know the drill. Find it after the break!
We start this one off with a new vocal track that reminds me of something out of Mulan, followed by two very chill/ambient electronic tracks to relax to. Head on down past the break for both!
1.) Raise The Sun (Original by Forest Rain)
2.) ALfiux - Equestria at night (Feat. Fluttershy)
3.) Nightmare in Ponyville
As a few of you have already pointed out, it looks like Sleepless in Ponyville on iTunes is pretty broken in the audio syncing department. Dialogue comes out noticeably earlier than the actual characters speak it (though some points seem alright). So far I have only tested the 720p verson to confirm it, but others have noted that different quality downloads are also suffering from the same issue.
Your best bet here would be to use the customer support feature within iTunes to report it! Hopefully we can get a clean upload soon. As much as the program loves to explode for me on Windows, their customer service is top notch.
Thanks to "A fan of the show" for originally pointing it out!
It has been almost half a year since our last Newbie Artist Training Ground event here on EQD, so I think I may get it fired up once again! For the sake of not completely burning everyone out though with said fires, this is going to be a bit different.
How many of you would be up for an episodic style event? The Tuesday (or another day) after an episode airs would be the official Newbie Artist Training Ground drawing day, and entries would be sent in by the end of the following day. The reason I don't make it a full week is the same reason I keep deadlines for myself on EQD short; procrastination! I know I'd slack off on it.
Before I begin though, how many of you would be up for this? I know it's the incredibly busy holiday season, which is the main reason I haven't already started it.
I'd also like to note that Tuesday isn't set in stone. If you think Monday or Wednesday would be a better time to do it, or if you have other ideas for the event, drop some feedback in the comments!
70% of you don't understand how amazing an astronomy lesson with Twilight Sparkle would be. I bet if I put Luna there it would have been 90% of the votes.
I'm glad Applejack got some love here though, and 3rd place at that! I must have hit five mass skype chats looking for something to do with her while camping. No one could think of anything Applejacky other than eating apples!
Anyway onward to the next poll: We have no poll! Think of something and toss it in the comments.
The fine folks over at Las Pegasus Unicon have sent us over a note reminding anyone who is interested in their fan fiction contest that the deadline for submissions is on December the 20th. From the sound of it, they haven't received very many entries! I command you to fill their inboxes with pony words! As you may recall, there are fabulous prizes if you win.
Back to pony!
Music Remix: Babs Seed (Reconciled Mix) / Hooves Up High (The Living Tombstone's Remix) / Twistrike (Undefined Variable Remix)
Super Ponybeat! I haven't seen that in a while. I don't think we actually got any Eurobeat Babs Seed in the flood either.
Have some remixes! All three below the break/
1.) Super Ponybeat — Babs Seed (Reconciled Mix)
2.) Silva Hound - Hooves Up High (The Living Tombstone's Remix) feat. EileMonty
3.) ArtAttack - Twistrike (Undefined Variable Remix) [Complextro]
There's nothing quite like having a calm, relaxing evening especially after days worth of stress has piled up on you. Even if nights like that elude you, remember to take a little bit of time for yourself to unwind lest you burn yourself out.
Time for some news pony folk, check it out after the break. Sort of short tonight, so take the opportunity to get to bed early for once.