• Traveling Pony Museum Update + Charity Press Release

    Customs, Plushies, Charity! It's time for a Traveling Pony Museum update.  It looks like a whole bunch of stuff is going down in the upcoming conventions.  Full release after the break! 

  • Game: Patapony

    Pata Pata Pata Pon Pata Pata Pata Pon Pata Pata Pata Pon Pata Pon Pata Pon Pata Pon Pata Pon Pata Pata Pata Pon Pata Pata Pon Pon Pata Pon Pata Pon Pata Pata Pata Pon Pata Pata Pata Pon Pata Pata Pata Pon Pata Pata Pon Pon

    Translation: Patapon with Pinkie Pie after the break!
  • Story: Dictated, Not Read

    [Sad] [Slice of Life]

    Author: device heretic
    Description: Twilight composes a letter to the Princess about a terrible Hearth's Warming gift.

    Dictated, Not Read

    Additional Tags: Twilight Writes A Long Letter
  • Vocal Music: Kiss: Beth (ponyfied) / Freak Remaster / Faith In Your Wings

    Lots of parodies this time around, and an original dedicated to Scootaloo! We are seeing a lot of Scootaloo tracks lately. Hopefully she gets an episode in season 3!

    1.) Kiss: Beth (ponyfied)
    2.) Freak Remaster (Creep Acapella Parody)
    3.) Faith In Your Wings (Original Song For Scootaloo)

  • Band of Bronies: Meghan McCarthy's Musical Ambitions

    Psst. Hey. Hey you. Over there in the back. Yes, you, with the hat. You wanna be in a band? What about the rest of you? Awesome! I like to see initiative. Well, guess what? Meghan McCarthy has a spot open for you in her band. Yes, that Meghan McCarthy. The one who writes episodes of Friendship is Magic. She's got a dream, of creating a song and bringing people of all different talents and lifestyles together to play it. And this is awesome, so we're going to help her.

    Here's how this works. Meghan has already put together some lyrics, which you can read right here. What it needs right now is a melody, so if you're inspired and so inclined you should whip one up and record the first verse and the chorus and send that in to her soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com/band-of-bronies

    You'll have until Wednesday, June 27 at 8 PM, Pacific Time (UTC -8:00) to get that in. Don't worry about being perfect; we're painting in broad strokes right now. After that, we'll get a poll going for everyone to decide which of the submitted melodies they think works best for the song. Once we have that, Meghan will take the winning melody and hand it off to, "someone much more musically inclined than [she] is" (or me, for that matter) to get a piano and vocal track together for everyone to listen to.

    Then the real fun begins! Once we've got that track, it'll be up to every last one of you with a voice, violin, tuba, tuna fish, or dream and a pocketful of stardust to record your contribution and send it in. If you're absolutely convinced of you're total lack of talent, there's also going to be a chance to shout "love and tolerate", so don't hang back for fear you'll harm the project. We want this to be the biggest band ever! So as soon as we give the green light, get to singing, playing, clapping, and any other way you can think of to add your own sound to the piece! The final product will be used to raise money for charity, and I think that's something we could all use a little more of in our lives.

    So what do you say? Come on, it'll be fun!
  • Blast from the Past #8: Fanfic Edition

    Hey again everyone! Calpain here with another edition of our Blast from the Past series, this time taking another look at various notable fanfics that you may have missed or might just want to read again.

    As always, I really appreciate the input you've all given on this feature! Keep sending me ideas and suggestions for future items to include in Blast from the Past posts at [email protected]

    Check out all the stories after the break!

  • Music Remix: Super Ponybeat — Love Is In Bloom (Full Bloom Mix) / So Many Wonders (Soupcan Remix) / Rarity's Gala

    We have ponybeat, so many wonders, and Rarity's portion of At the Gala! Check them all out below!

    1.) Super Ponybeat — Love Is In Bloom (Full Bloom Mix)
    2.) So Many Wonders (Soupcan Remix)
    3.) F3nning - Rarity's Gala [Album Released July 1st]

  • Story: Fluttershy's Bad "Hare" Day (Update: Complete!)


    Author: Pegasus Rescue Brigade
    Description: After an unfortunate incident involving Rainbow Dash and herbal tea, Fluttershy wakes up one morning to discover that she has turned into a rabbit! With her friends unaware of her plight, Fluttershy must turn to Angel bunny to guide her on her quest to restore her original form. In the process, she is given the oppurtunity to experience everyday life in Ponyville from a whole ... new perspective, and discovers that there is much more to her friends' pets than she ever expected.
    Fluttershy's Bad "Hare" Day (New Part 9!)

    Additional Tags: Transformation, Perspective, Sweet, Rabbit Mafia
  • Instrumental Music: Zecora's Safe Haven / Dashin' Dreams / Tiny Wings (Scootaloos Rise to Fame)

    We have something for everyone this time around. Acoustic, Trance, and Ambient. Check it all out after the break!

    1.) Resonantwaves - Zecora's Safe Haven (Ambient)
    2.) SoaringFlight - Dashin' Dreams (Trance)
    3.) Muffinz - Tiny Wings (Scootaloos Rise to Fame) (Acoustic)

  • Breaking News: Star Ratings Betrayed Us! Off to Release Nightmare Moon!

    It finally happened.   For a while now, the star ratings on EQD have been unhappy with the way we run things.  About three weeks ago, we had to lock Luna up after she leveled half of Ponyville when her level 60 hardcore mode character in Diablo was killed by an internet connection issue.  Her account has since been sold on Ebay.  The stars didn't like this... at all.     They absolutely refuse to work with us, and have since gone off to release Luna with her computer and brand new Diablo account in tow.    It's only a matter of time before she loses it again.  Hardcore characters are meant to die eventually Luna! We explained this!

    All of the fanfics go through a strict check via the pre-readers before they ever even touch EQD (Minus story updates, those are quickly checked and move on), so the ratings for those have been completely pointless for a while.  The last round of 80 stories I tagged were pretty much all 5 star minus the ones that got bombed. 

    We have hired Lyra to work on a thumb system, though for those of you that read, we might just roll with a "give it a x/5 in the comments".  Try it out! Toss some critique in comments, they always appreciate it.

    Anyway, back to trying to avert the next ponypocalypse!  Twilight Sparkle has already prepared a megaspell to launch into space before they reach the moon.  Hopefully this entire crisis can be averted!
  • Drawfriend Stuff #485

    Luna ate ALL of your cookies.  What are you going to do about this?

    Have some art while you decide!

    Source 1
  • Comic: 3-1 / Sweet Tree / Hot Headed

    Aw, I have a soft spot for turtles as well, Celestia. I didn't spend 3 years trudging through muck to do research on the little guys if I didn't like them after all. Still, I think you should express your love in a different way, for the turtle's sake.

    Comic time, click for full!

  • Pony Trading Cards : Sneak Peek #4 - Angel

    Fluttershy's evil lovable little overlord pet takes up the 4th slot in our string of sneak peeks!  Just look at those eyes, filled with hate and malevolence love and tolerance.  All he ever wanted was to take over and enslave all of ponyville make the world a better place through friendship and song. 

    We have Cupcakes providing the quote this time around:
    Lots of the fun in writing these cards came from trying to make the product work for the "target audience" and bronies alike. And what's one thing everyone loves? References, and Angel's card is a great example! In less than 500 characters we managed to give a quick description of who Angel is while also sprinkling in specific references to lines in May the Best Pet Win, Hurricane Fluttershy, and A Bird in the Hoof. Keep an eye out for plenty of such references throughout the set!
    And there you have it! As a reminder, Toywiz actually has these for sale already.  You can find them here.
  • Pinkielicious!

  • Remixes: B.B.B.F.F. - Ska Arrangement // Vinyl Scratch's Disco Train // Never Back Down //

    Fight over the clouds, over wind, over sky.
    Fight over life, over blood, over prayer,
    overhead and light.
    Fight over love, over sun,
    over another, fight...

    Three remixes for the ponies this hour! We have a BBBFF ska arrangement, a Scratch track, and an Aviators remix. Click those little triangles and have music streamed to your brainstems! Brought to you by the blogosphere.

    1) B.B.B.F.F. - Ska Arrangement
    2) [Krazy Kremland x MLP] Vinyl Scratch's Disco Train
    3) Aviators - Never Back Down (Fimbulin Remix)

  • Story: Zecora Does Ponyville

    [Comedy] [Random]

    Cupcakes Nom
    Description: Zecora's helpful nature has won her many good friends in Ponyville, but they're in for a big surprise when Zecora tries to show them what the best medicine really is. And no, it's not laughter.

    Zecora Does Ponyville

    Additional Tags: Zecora just LOVES helping ponies!
  • Nightly Roundup #358

    Vinyl edition! Also new banner by Alexstrazsa.