• Nightly Roundup #576

    It must be wonderful to be a pegasus. Soaring through the sky without a care in the world, the wind in your face as you gaze out at the beauty around you and finally crashing in a comfy cloud to take a nice summer afternoon nap. Sounds perfect to me.

    News time guys! Check it out after the break.

    Heartwarming Brony Story

    What better way to start off the Roundup than with a really sweet story? A Brony recently visited a friend's granddaughter's birthday party and gave her an awesome experience she is sure to remember forever! Read the whole story down below in this wonderful Brony's own words.

    So I was flown out from Alabama up to North Carolina this past Friday for a friends granddaughter’s 5 year old ‘My Little Pony themed birthday party.  She loves, loves LOVES Rainbow Dash!  They had me ring the doorbell to their front entrance, and she answered the door…Jaw dropped wide open, speechless.

    All the kids were crazy for it, it was a smashing success.  I handed the little girl a 10” Rainbow Dash plush I got for her.  She didn’t want to let go of it, lol.
    Then the typical party stuff occured - kids kept handing me toys (and fake food trying to feed Dash, hah).  You know how hard it is to do that stuff with hooves?  XD  

    We all played in the backyard for a bit - soccer, swings, piƱata - then went inside to a custom cake which was really, really awesome.  Then the goofy pics had to happen with the adults.
    When all said and done, it was something that the little girl will always remember, and will be the talk of the school for some time. :)

    This is what being a Brony is all about.

    Source with many wonderful pictures

    Triple J Radio Program Talks Bronies

    Over in the land down under, a popular morning radio show called Triple J recently had a little blurb on their program about the fanbase where they interview a local fan. For those of you who want to give it a listen follow the link below and head to the entry labeled 'Tom and Alex: Wednesday 6 February' and then head to around the 22 minute mark to find the segment.

    Triple J Link

    ABC News Article on Brony Documentary Criticism

    An article by ABC News has cropped up talking about some recent criticism some fans of the show are having in regards to the recently released Brony Documentary. Some fans are voicing complaints that female fans went underrepresented in the production while male fans believe the documentary does not offer a complete portrayal of the male audience. The article also raises a number of other concerns which you can find at the link below.

    ABC News Article

    Toronto Standard's View on the Documentary

    On the flip-side, we have another newspaper reporting on the documentary in a more favorable light! The Toronto Standard recently published an article talking about the fandom, the phenomenon of the show and the documentary itself, so if you're looking for something a bit happier after the ABC article take a look at this one.

    Toronto Standard Article

    Free iOS game 'Dragon Up' animated by My Little Pony Veterans

    Can't get enough of the animation from the show? Well, the magic touch the animators of pony exhibit has graced a little game called Dragon Up that you can get for free for iOS. Check out the little article below to get a look at the game's visuals and to find a link to the App Store to try out the game yourself.

    Article Link

    Ultra Fast Pony - Episode 21

    Ponibooru Film Night

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    Poster artist DaisyHead here. This week for film night, we will be watching what is considered to be the absolute worst sci-fi movie created. And thats saying a lot considering Actium Maximus exists. Go ahead, look that up. Originally written as a book by scientology founder L Ron Hubbard,
    Battlefield Earth was adapted into a movie by John Travolta. Horribly executed, horribly written, horribly acted, and just plain horrible. Every shot is an angle, everybody overacts, John Travolta has the gall to make himself a main character and not even light can escape the plot holes in this movie. Way to go Travolta. You did Hubbards novel proud.

    Hosts for this week will be:
    Feral Socks
    Pinkie Clone
    Harlequin Jester


    Also, Unitology is best religion. MAKE US WHOLE


    The Lightning Round - Episode 31

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    This is the 31st episode of my My Little Pony podcast The Lightning Round. I'm gonna tell you the biggest news of the last week and highlight some of the best media.  This week we have our review of Season 3 Episode 11: Just for Sidekicks. Joining us this week is a guest host, Befallen Tragedy. Special thanks to Joel Linsk for the wonderful opening theme and Azure Doodle for the new title card.


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    Coins of Harmony Kickstarter Returns

    The guy behind the Coins of Harmony has returned with another attempt at getting his pony coin project funded! After recalculating costs and such he has changed the amount necessary to fund this attempt so if you're looking for a pony themed coin to call your own check out his Kickstarter!

    Kickstarter Link

    Merch/Ebay Stuff
    Pony Plushies and Beanies
    Valentine Perler Ponies (LOVELYPONY - code for 10% discount)
    Twilight Sparkle Beanie Plushies
    Shoulder Pony Sewing Patterns
    Scootaloo Plushie

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