• Nightly Roundup #52

    Tonight is going to be Octavia Edition whether you want it to be or not.

    Also, tonight is Cereal Edition, because Seth is too busy to post this because he went to some meetup and I'm kind of jelly about that. Anyway, on with the news!

    Smosh Posts Fluttershy, Cereal Doesn't Know Who Smosh Is

    Yep. As an addendum to last night, Smosh posted a Fluttershy mustache picture in the Your Argument Is Invalid series. You can find the page here.

    BroNYCon PMV Contest is Cancelled

    KuRoSuwako writes to let us know that the Bronycon PMV contest has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond his control. He apologizes to everyone who has already entered.

    Village in Poland Found, Apparently Named Brony, Puns Made

    Yeah. That's pretty silly.

    My Little Pony Poem Made, Called 'The Neighcronomicon'

    A pony by the name of Blader has sent us a poem. According to his email, it is 'a short affair of 20 4-line stanzas, near 700 words'. Since we don't normally publish such short stories, it gets a special place in the nightly update instead.

    You can find The Neighcronomicon here.

    Trixie Plush eBay Action Update, Trixie Still Awesome

    This Trixie plush eBay auction, which we may have posted here before but I forget, has been updated, and now sits at $152.50. That's pretty impressive. I would bid, but I have no money. You should go bid, though.

    Plentiful Pony Pasta Surfaces 

    I ran out of words that start with 'P'. More pony pasta has been sighted. The tinned Pony Pasta can now be found in Tesco in the UK. So that's something. It looks delicious, but I may just be very hungry.

    New Rarity Toy Surfaces, Cereal Becomes Broke

    A new Rarity toy set has come up at Toys 'R Us. It looks like it also includes Scootaloo and two other ponies I can't recognize. You can find it here.

    Pony Entry Featured, Runner Up In Kotaku Competition

    Clearly, it seems, Kotaku has no problem with ponies. Spot the Rarity in this photo gallery, here.

    Top Ten Pony Video Voting for July 2011 Happening Now

    A Top Ten event is happening on TheMovieBrony's Youtube channel. You can find all the rules and information in this video.

    Lord Of The Rings Getting Ponified, Tolkien Still Rambles A Lot

    A thread has emerged on Ponychan to gather ponies to complete the lofty goal of converting the movie script for Lord of the Rings into a pony version. I wish them luck, because those movies were hard to follow with humans. Actually, maybe that was the problem. Humans. So much less cool than ponies. Just saying.

    Ponychan thread is here.

    Pony Cake Made, Cereal Still Hungry

    Emily sends us a photo gallery of a pony cake she made for her brother's birthday! Looks pretty delicious. I'd eat it. If it were my birthday, which it is not. My birthday is... well, it's not for a very long time.

    Photo gallery is here.

    Colbert SuperPAC Update

    Title says it all. There is, according to this increasingly blurry email inbox, a thread on the official Colbert Report forums, here. Go vote!

    Spain Getting Ponies, Cereal Realizes He Can't Read Spanish

    Yep, Spain is getting both the show, translated to Spanish, and the toy line to go along with it, sometime in September. For those so inclined, there is a Spanish press release here. I'm sure you can run it through Google Translate if you're interested in the details.

    More Tumblr 'Ask Ponies' Emerge: Ask Puppet Ponies

    I'm not gonna lie, I follow the Ask Octavia and Ask Rarity Tumblr blogs daily. They're so addictive, and I love the artists who draw them. Kudos and a shout-out to both of you, if you're reading this. Keep up the good work.

    Anyway, new Ask Ponies blog is here.

    Update For "The Vinyl Scratch Tapes - The Master Recording"

    I'm gonna use the copy-paste provided in the email. I love that stuff, because it means you get to sit through less of my lame sleep-deprived jokes.

    Words from Emerald Page, Project Co-Manger

    "This last week has been really fun! The response from all you wonderful bronies has been, just, awesome. All your support is what has driven me to do the best job I can.

    Thanks Bronies

    That being said, we have opened up auditions today, and the response has already been awesome. But we would love to see more Bronies get involved, especially those interested in the lead female roles. If you would like to contribute to this fun and exciting project, send me an email at [email protected] or feel free to stop by the project announcement page here. Then come over and chat about it and ask any questions on the PonyChan thread here.

    I know you are all looking forward to this, and trust me when I say that I am looking forward to it almost as much as I am looking forward to making you all happy.

    Keep being awesome,
    Emerald Page

    Operation Wikipedia - FiM for Featured Article

    Those crazy ponies over at Ponychan are starting a project to get the Friendship is Magic Wikipedia page to Featured Article status. Another lofty goal- help them achieve it! Thread is here.

    Equestria Daily News

    Story Updates
    Irreplaceable (Update part 15)
    The Empty Room (Updated Part 15!)
    Going Home (Update Part 3!)
    Manec Depression (Update Part 2!)
    Of Mares and Magic (Update Part 10!)
    The Song in the Shadows (Update Part 3!)
    Fallout: Equestria (Updated Part 34!)

    Usually Seth does this section, because he's usually the guy with all the news about the site in his head. It's a rare occurrence that we're allowed in his head, so, I really have nothing to put here.

    Um. How is everypony doing? I hope you're all well and good. Cause, yeah, life can suck sometimes. It's kind of the nature of it all. What kind of pony you can be depends on how well you can tell life to take a hike sometimes and do whatever it is that makes you happy. Just remember that you can always take a step back and reevaluate your situation before making any brash moves that you might regret later. Measure twice, cut once. If you're going to do something, do it right.

    And that's the life lesson for tonight. Good night, ponies. Have some Rarity.

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