• Nightly Roundup #857

    We all need to relax sometimes and hence why this Roundup is a bit late tonight, heh. You can all blame Hotline Miami for taking up my time tonight. When that game sucks you in it is hard to put down!

    Anyhow, a short Roundup tonight gang, check it out after the break.

    Tonight's Stories

    Brony Interview on Belgian State TV

    Got another awesome interview from Europe for you guys plus a translation! Check out the translation and a link to the program at the link below.

    Jan is 25 and likes rough music. Today, he will be famous for 3 minutes.

    I think of myself as a pretty big metal fan.
    I have a big circle of friends. We all go to gigs together, it's awesome.
    One of the biggest groups I follow is Sabbaton, they sing about the world wars. I'm crazy about history and war, and it's amazing for me when they perform.

    *MLP theme song*

    My other big passion is My Little Pony.
    If people see me they think "oh, that's metal, he's a dangerous guy", and when they enter here and they don't know about it, then they'll blink a few times and look at me wondering if it's serious.
    So yeah, all those pastel colored ponies you see here are truly mine. My collection is one of the biggest of Antwerp, at the moment, as far as I know.
    Most people mock or tease me a bit about it, but some teasing is ok, especially with a hobby like this.
    I'm a fan of My Little Pony, I find it enjoyable, it is exciting. I always had the princple of doing what I enjoy, and what others think of it ... that's not really my problem.
    This train was a gift from my father. Since then he always asks "have you already played with it?" and then I always have to say that I don't play with it, I only collect it. And yet he keeps asking it.
    I consider myself a brony. A brony is a combination of the words brother and pony, so brothers of ponies are, in fact, bronies. If you want to compare it, it's a bit like trekkies back then or whovians from doctor who. you come for the show, but you stay for the community.
    The My Little Pony show I watch is not the same show from the 80s. it is totally remade, every 10 years it gets remade.
    Most people think it's for little girls. I admit it's a bit the main demographic, but it contains humor and references, like the Big Lebowski, and various other things that makes you think it's not just for little girls, it's become a show for everyone, and that appeals to me a lot.
    I like action movies as much as anyone else, but sometimes you need a break, and for me this is that break. It's light minded, it's amicable, it's ... just happy.
    I wouldn't call the pony world a utopia, there are of course also bad guys, but you do know there will at least be a happy ending and I think that's what everyone wants.

    Check out the full story here!

    Random Insanity

    Yeah, more insanity. It's late and I just got done playing Hotline Miami so it seems appropriate.

    Pony Tales Reads 'Yes Apple Bloom, There Is A Santa'

    An excellent reading by Scribbler has popped up for the story 'Yes Apple Bloom, There Is A Santa'. Give it a listen!

    Tonight's Successful Meetups

    Minnesota Bronies Meetup at the Mall of America

    Looks like a lot of fun!

    Tonight's Groups Looking For More

    Gentlecolt Collaborations/Pony Amnesia seeks new team members


    After we've all enjoyed the demo the team has opened up its applications again to draw in some new members. So far there doesn't seem to be much feedback sadly.
    So maybe a shout out on Equestria Daily could boost that?
    The demo was awesome after all and I think we all want to see the finished product.


    Give them some love :D

    Greetings, Dionysus

    And some holiday cheers too.

    Writing Competition

    Hello, I'm Incredible Blunderbolt from FIMFiction.net.

    The TwiDash Group on Fimfiction.net frequently sponsors writing competitions with a variety of prompts and prizes. This time, we are hosting a competition with a $50 grand prize and we are looking for as many entries as we can possibly get. We were hoping that you would showcase our contest and it's easily downloadable flier at some point in January—though the 1st, which is the start date, would be preferred if at all possible.
    General Rules can be found here.

    Contest dates are 1/1/2014–4/1/2013

    There will be no buy-in for this contest, but there will be a minimum of 5,000 words for entry.

    Thank you for your time! We're looking forward to hearing back from you!

    Canterlot Radio End of Year Contest

    We're having an end of year contest to try to get to a 1,000 FOLLOWERS before January 1st. We're giving away a Bronycon Twilight Sparkle card

    Get more information here!

    Tonight's Merchandise

    Today In Pony History

    December 28, 2011-2012

    2011 - Smile! Charity Album is released.

    2012 - Handsome Jack loves his Rarity.