Anyhow, not much in the way of news tonight guys! Literally the only news item tonight is cake followed by the usual meetup, merch, history, and new groups info. Hopefully it will be more substantial tomorrow.
Take Fluttershy swimming surrounded by fireflies, and pick a random song from here as a backtrack. Chances are it won't work. Why? Because Fluttershy is too good for music. Doh!
Have some music. We have 9 today.
Check it all out over here.
We start this one off with one of those good ol' epic orchestral pieces, followed by two electronic tracks, one dedicated to Hurricane Fluttershy, and the other to general Vinyl Scratchty stuff. Find them all below!
1.) Radiarc - Kingdom of the Griffons (Compilation Release)
2.) Echelon - Hurricane
3.) Among The Herd - I Came Here To Kick Ass and Wub
Yet another one of those limited time Tee shops has a pony shirt up, this time crossing over into the world of Pans Labyrinth. As is the norm for these, the shirt is super cheap at just 11 bucks. Head on over here if you want one. As of this post, there are only six hours left to nab it.
We've got an interesting mix for you guys today, comprised of Trixie, Korean Sweetie Belle, and even a spider Rarity! Check out after the break for our latest highlights.
As always, if you have a tumblr you would like to share, whether it is your own or someone elses, please make sure to send it my way at [email protected] for review and filing.
The that is one dapper looking pony and the first of his kind as far as I can tell. Hopefully we will see De Lancie return in some future episodes of MLP.
Anyhow, on to the rest!
De Lancie Plushie from BronyDoc
Pinkie Pie is busy gathering up party supplies because this month is going to be busy with birthday bashes! We have three birthdays this month for staffers involved with MLP, starting with Steffan Andrews, song orchestrator, on July 9th followed by Andrea Libman on July 19th and finally a grand finale at the end of the month with Lauren Faust's birthday on July 25th! You what you need to do artists! Get your pens ready and draw some bday art for our favorite pony staffers! Make sure to send anything you come up with to [email protected] with MLP Birthdays:Steffan/Andrea/Lauren in the subject line.
Update: Claire Corlett, the voice of Sweetie Belle, also has a bday on July 9th!
For references to their OCs (if they have one) you can find them below:
Considering how hot it is in most of the nation right now a trip to the beach sounds very inviting. Nothing like relaxing in the water while avoiding the crippling heat.
Pictures coming at you after the break!
Where are the Apples?
[Shipping] A bunch of apples as a header image! That's a first.
Description: It started out with Pinkie Pie trying to make the perfect dessert withAn Apple Flavored Dessert
Applejack. It ended with the most complicated sort of situation a mare
could have with her friend.
Additional Tags: Pinkie tries to make dessert
We have some early convention compilation goodness because everyone decided to be all time sensitivey today. Have some headlines:
Blaze into Baltimore with BronyCon’s Fire Sale
CANterlot Convention Press Release
And full releases below the break.
PMV: Strange Things: A Retelling Of The Mysterious Mare Do Well / Helping Twilight Win the Crown 【PONIFIED】 / A True True Friend - Typography (Stop Motion)by Sethisto
We have some stuff that is a bit different from the norm in the world of PMV Posts. The first is a retelling of Mare do Well, with the second following up with a ponification of the Equestria Girls crown song, and finally a stop-motion typography to finish it off. Check them all out below!
1.) Strange Things: A Retelling Of The Mysterious Mare Do Well
2.) Equestria Girls - Helping Twilight Win the Crown 【PONIFIED】
3.) MLP FiM: A True True Friend - Typography (Stop Motion)
[Adventure] "This one's for anyone who has fond memories of playing tabletop games with friends. This story certainly took me back to those days." -Pre-reader who likes sky pirates
Author: Mal Winters
Description: For generations the port town of Oatsmill has sat quietly wedged between the Sunset Ocean and the Black Silt River. Recently, though, a plague of villainy has descended on the citizens. Two ponies, forced together by a mysterious benefactor, must try to set things right.Quetzals and Caves (New Part 3!)
The CMC control the action as Apple Bloom leads her friends on their very first quest in Quetzals and Caves. Will Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo be able to work together to overcome the challenges Apple Bloom has set before them?
Additional Tags: Story told through CMC roleplaying
Here's to hoping we see Zebra magic explored in season 4!
We might as well call this post a meetup compiltion, cause that's 70% of it. Find them all below. (No I didn't do math, I hate math)
Chillin in a boat edition. There was an image floating around during the early day of pony of a boat floating in the middle of a cloudy lake. It looked so comfortable.
Anyway have some music while you chill in a boat!
I guess it's a pegasus thing? More hot pants have shown up on Hot Topic's website. Sadly it looks like only Derpy has the buy three get two free deal, so you can mix and match these and collect 'em all... assuming some of you are collecting them.
Anyway, find some Fluttershy hot pants over here! This time around, we already have an image floating about the internet of her wearing Rainbow Dash pants, so I guess we can skip the requests.
Thanks to Christopher for the heads up!
[Sad][Slice of Life]
Description: Love has many faces. Parents and children, brothers and sisters, lovers, friends, all of them share unique bonds that hold them together. These bonds may be simple or complicated, and sometimes we find them in unexpected places. The bonds that hold Equestria together are no different.Faces of Love
Takes place sometime between "Sleepless in Ponyville" and "Magical Mystery Cure."
Additional Tags: Love is a dangerous thing
Larrys Comics has released an image of their's and Jetpack's new variant collab, or at least concept art of it. It's looking like a 3 little pugs crossover, twith the Diamond Dog as the wolf. Kinda cute!
Thanks to The Illustrious Q for sending it in.
ZOMBIES! That's the topic of news networks everywhere as both Equestria and Earth are taken over by a horde of angry brain eaters. It seems a certain disease that was no more dangerous than the common cold in ponyland transformed into a virus with apocalyptic goals in mind after coming in contact with a human host. Now both ponies and humans are roving the world seeking organ "donations" and creating an army of dead in their wake. Is that scientifically possible?! Who cares! It's ZOMBIES.
You have partnered up with three ponies, each with their own strengths and weaknesses in an attempt to survive the undead onslaught and travel to a research facility in northern Equestria with a new strain of the virus that could save all of pony and humankind!
Below the break, you will have a bunch of pony party members to build your team out of! How will you survive the zombie apocalypse? How will you save both Equestria and Earth? Drop your setup and plans in the comments!
Update: Now with a Poll on the side bar for your #1 Choice
Acoustic and Electronic battle it out in this vocal post! Which style of music is superior?! What time do you all like the most?
Honestly I should probably run a poll on that some day.
Anyway, have a new one from ElectroKaplosion with Forest Rain, followed by an Applejack track with Joaftheloaf and Megaphoric.
1.) The Sun Rises (Feat. Forest Rain)
2.) Honest Me (Album Teaser)
I think I have a thing for ponies in pointy hats. I don't know what started it but it's scaring me.
Have some art while I dig into my brain for past experiences that may have caused something like this.
Sort of a quiet day today for our livestream event this week, but we still have a bunch of talented folks for you all to check out all the same! Catch them after the break!
As always with this event, if you want to partake in the madness make sure to send an email to me at [email protected] with your name, the type of art you'll be doing, a gallery link (optional) a link to your livestream and a banner (also optional). Make sure that your stream follows our content guidelines as laid out under our submit tab and also make sure to that you can be ready to stream at our standard time of 4pm EST / 1pm PST on Saturday. Also, if you participated in this week's stream event please send me the art you made so I can include it in next week's Livestream Drawfriend.
There will be no Saturday Livestreams event next week as I will be away at Everfree. Livestreams will continue the week after. Sorry for the inconvinience.
[Sad][Slice of Life]
Description: After a near-death experience, Scootaloo has a little talk with an old and isolated stallion who just might open her eyes.Little Talks
Additional Tags: Scootaloo has her eyes opened
California always gets the signings. I guess they lucked out having all the comic artists nearby. For all you people in and around Burbank, Tony Fleecs, Amy Mebberson, and Barbara Randall Kesel will be in attendance to sign your copies of the MLP comic, and the variant design above will be front and center for purchase. You can check out their website here!
We have more autotuney electronic stuff starring Pinkie Pie in the first slot. She seems to be getting a lot of songs lately. Are you all antzy for some official music and expecting her to deliver in season 4? She always does~
And in the second slot, we have some glorious orchestral music. Both sides of the spectrum are present and accounted for in this post! Find them below.
1.) Sugar Hills [ShadowcatKirara + GatoPaint] (Feat. Radix)
2.) Forest Glow
News time guys! Check it out after the break.
A vending machine with peanut butter crackers, on wheels. I think she's screwed this time.
Onward to music! We have 12 in this one, all below. It looks like Orchestral kind of dominates this set, so hopefully you like that type of music!
Feeling Fluttershy? No better way to cure that than forcing yourself into social situations! Have some conventions headlines:
Summer Sun Celebration/BUCK - AcousticBrony's Hot Minute!
PonyCon AU 2014 - Pozible Announcement
Brony Fan Fair Visual Novel - Lights in the Sky
Grand Brony Gala Animation
And full press releases below the break.
Some more interesting news from Nayuki, a layout artist from the show. Like some of you, I noticed a distinct lack of both Lyra and Bonbon in the movie and there is apparently a reason for that! According to Nayuki, the students you see running around the movie are not actually based on any background pony designs which means, as Nayuki points out, you all are free to design not only pony versions of background characters from the movie but EqG versions of background ponies from the show.
Things might contain slight spoilers for the movie after this point, so proceed at your own caution.
So what exactly is a background pony then? I mean, we saw Vinyl Scratch in the movie so what is she then? Well, according once again to Nayuki, characters like Vinyl Scratch, Cheerilee, the Cakes that showed up are actually secondary characters while background characters are ones that are used for crowd filler and are ponies they aren't afraid of cloning if they have to fill a large crowd. The more you know!
According to a Nickelodeon press release sent to us today it would appear that Equestria Girls will be hitting Germany August 3rd. While the press release doesn't give any indication of other countries that might be getting EqG in Europe at least we know that it is coming!
Thanks to Gerjet of GalaCon for the heads up!
The Leapfrog Website has a trailer up that explains it all in detail, or pick it up on Amazon where it is in stock.
Thanks to Whatshisgame for the heads up!
Deadpool and ponies together at last as Marvel reveals their exclusive ComicCon variant they will be releasing in limited quantities at the convention! Only 1500 will be available so get yours while you can if you are going to be at the convention!
All of these have actually been popping up for about a week now in various shapes forms and sizes. There appear to be a full set of transluscent crystal pony brushables joining Pinkie Pie on that front (Images below the break), along with what appears to be a new set of blindbags.
Head on down below the break for images of everything! Thanks to Christine, Candygram, and everyone else that sent them in over the last few days.
All of this beach art lately is making me really want to head to the beach! I think it's time for a vacation. Who should I have take over the blog while I'm gone?
And have some art while you decide!
Luna and Celestia At The Beach
What happens when an animator makes a PMV? Some combo thingy, that's what! This one is pretty damn awesome, but that's expected when GalaxyArtForever is at the helm. Check it out below the break!
[Sad] "Be warned: this is not a happy story. You will likely need to read something cheerful afterward. 'Rocks' is a stunning portrait in words, bleak and beautiful, and must be sipped like a fine wine." ~Pre-Reader Noir Voice
Description: On the Pie family farm, there are only rocks. It's a life Pinkie moved away from. Back home, after a tragic event, her sister Inkie wonders if she should do the same. After all; it's hard to have a life worth living, with only rocks.Rocks
Additional Tags: Here, there were only rocks