• YouTube catch-up: August '11 - Results!

    YouTube catch-up couldn't find Gilda. Have some ponified "friends" instead. (Mr. Turnip is such a boss.) Anyhow, this month's event yielded 16 videos - 5 of which warrant special mention - plus a set of 3 videos (a Trio, if you will) for comparin' & contrastin'. Everything's after the break, pony fans!

    Hoity Toity's Best of the Best Boutique: Rare and valuable gems

    #1 - YTPMV - My Little Hybrid - June 4th, 2011: A number of you may have seen this already. This is one of the earliest Pinkie Trigger-style videos, as far as I'm aware. It didn't settle in and lodge its way into my brain until a few listens, but it hasn't left since it got there. Enjoy!

    #2 - Music - MLP:FiM BGM: Pinkie Pie Ice Skating - July 2nd, 2011: This short piece of BGM from Will Anderson is a real treat! Simple yet beautiful, it's but one of many excellent underscore tunes that grace the majestic phenomenon that is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

    #3 - PMV - PMV 3 Rainbow Connection - July 14th, 2011: Considering the (relatively) scarce amount of technical altering in this, I'm floored how well it gels with ponies. Equal parts heartwarming and cheer-inducing - at least from my 'both-ponies-and-Muppets-are-more-or-less-unceasingly-awesome' perspective.

    #4 - PMV - Rainbow Dash - I Will Always Return - July 18th, 2011: I admit to never having heard this song or having seen Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron prior to watching this PMV. (I *still* haven't seen Spirit, dag gone all things.) Tears leapt to mine eyes, I'm telling you! What I especially like about this one is how it portrays Rainbow Dash's loyalty to her friends so poignantly. Dash is awesome, yes, but she's not just cool - she's also a great defender. Rock on, keeper of the skies.

    #5 - PMV - Ponies with Diamond Eyes (mild content warning) - July 28th, 2011: Disregard that this PMV doesn't adhere to 'every-lip-must-sync' policy: It is a beast of a production. I don't know how it slipped under the radar the first time, but rest assured that the offending radar module has since been replaced by a bright-eyed pegasus with vision sharper than a hawk's - or a griffin's.

    Sapphire Shores' Zigfilly Follies: Other neat stuff

    The Ballad of Appleloosa (content warning - also, not the same as the other featured video of the same name)
    Rainbow Dash walks the dinosaur

    Apple Bloom's new philosophy
    Equestrian Knights
    nah.avi (Why is this so hilarious?!)
    Pinkie Pie - Icky Gilda! (Icky Vicky)
    Fluttershy Tribute - The Real Word
    Ponystar Galactica
    Giggle at the Ghostly metal
    What do you mean you don't want to be my friends anymore
    Singing telegram girl invites you to a party

    Da Photo Finish: Cleaning up

    One quick dealio left. Apparently, there are three distinct ponified 'Inception' trailers. (There might well be more, though I could not find any more.) The first one was featured in the previous YouTube catch-up and has the most views by far of the three trailers. The second one came out prior to it; the third one came out after it. You be the judge - determine which is best!

    Now, a couple minutiae from Tek. First off, at least a half-dozen awesome video submissions didn't make this month's cut because they were uploaded to YouTube sometime during August. As such, those videos have been archived for the next YouTube catch-up. That brings me to the second bit, which takes the form of a question: How often do you guys and gals want to see this event run?

    With the new season starting soon, fresh pony content will likely explode thrice over the second half of September. Would y'all be interested in a monthly YouTube catch-up, or should the next one hold off until October? Being a contractor instead of a 'regular' blogpony, I don't have much to do around here except maintain the EqDaily video archive (the ultimate destination of all these featured videos - and an aquifer of over 1750 pony videos to date) and post interviews (of which I have a couple still in progress - these things take quite a chunk of time to process). YouTube catch-up is my small way to honor overlooked pony videos by granting them second chances...yet, in essence, it's your way to do so via your video submissions. So, I leave it up to you. ^_^ Tell me!

    Either way, that's a wrap! Love you all, pony fans! Tek out.

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