• Music of the Day #163

    9:00 PM? It's music time! We have a load of songs this time around, clocking in at 13 total.  Head on down below the break to check them out as always. 

  • Game: Drifter

    Hey everyone, I got a game for you this time around! This one had a trailer posted a couple days ago, and now it's ready for release. Guide Derpy through the world, searching for seven... Well, it's better if you play it and find out! Check out more information and some screenshots after the break.

  • Lauren Faust's Take on Bat Ponies

    Incoming the swarm of Fanfiction.  Lauren Faust has agreed with M.A. Larson's stance that Bat Ponies are a separate race entirely.  She continues on with a bit about how they life deep within mountains, and guard Luna's palace. 

    Mystery solved!  I'll be sure to add them to the list of races next time we run a favorite race poll!

    Thanks to Zander for the heads up. 
  • Artist Spotlight: Getchanoodlewet / Ceehoff / Queencold / Rainight

    My inbox is overflowing with artists so have another quick artist spotlight tonight everyone! We've got some really cool ones for you all tonight that we really hope you will enjoy, so sit back and enjoy some art.

    As usual, these posts are in similar style to the Tumblr Spotlights, a group of 3-4 artists will be spotlit each entry along with a small short description along with a small selection of their artwork! In order to make this feature work though we need people to suggest artists to us so make sure to send artists you think need some exposure to [email protected]. Please also include a short biography I can work with as well as what medium you work in most.

    What sort of artists count? Suggestions should follow these criteria:
    • No clop or extensive gore galleries as those typically violate our content guidelines. If the artist has a safe for work gallery separate from their not safe for work stuff they or their fans can submit the safe for work gallery. If there is a mix of SFW/NSFW on a gallery the decision whether or not to include them will be judged on a gallery to gallery basis.
    • Those with below 500 faves on their most popular pony picture on dA or similar gallery (Furaffinity, ect) will take priority consideration in posts, but those who have above this number are still welcome to submit or have their fans submit.
    • Don't be afraid to spotlight yourself as well as others!
    • Artists of all types accepted -vector, OC, traditional, digital. As long as it is pony and of quality it has a chance of being spotlit. 
    Now on to the artists!

  • Story: A Stallion for the Time Being


    “Started out hilarious and kept getting better.” — Pre-reader Amacita

    Author: Sharp Spark
    Description: Minuette is determined to have a nice date with a nice stallion, no matter what that takes.

    Twilight Sparkle just wants her to stop wreaking havoc on the time-space continuum.

    Things get complicated.
    A Stallion for the Time Being

    Additional Tags: Minuette vs. Dating, Twilight vs. Gender
  • We love Fine - Keychains, Pins, and More Shirts!

    We Love Fine has expanded yet again, adding a whole bunch of new keychains and pins to their ever growing stock of pony merch.  And if you just want shirts, they have loads more of those too. As far as I can tell, they don't require you to purchase anything else this itme around for the new stuff, so shop away!

    Head on over to the My Little Pony section to check it all out. 

  • Fallout Equestria Trailer 2013 Trailer

    I know there are a ton of Fallout Equestria fans out there.  A movie trailer style animation has popped up for the story, complete with the usual explosions, robotic voices, and occasional bits of violence.  Head on down below to check it out!

  • Drawfriend Stuff #901

    I wonder what Manehatten will be like if we ever get to really explore it in the show?   I remember back when everyone thought Equestria was a utopia without any of the real world issues that we deal with on a daily basis.  Season two and three kind of dashed that, with the Flim Flam brothers attempting a hostile takeover of the Apple Family crops, and Filthy Rich being.. Filthy Rich. 

    Anyway, get some art below!

    [1] Source
    message from applederp

  • Story Updates - August 21st

    Story updates! Bunch of new ones in this one, get them below. 

  • Penn from Penn & Teller Posts Ponies

    Looks like just about everyone is susceptible to the pony virus.  Penn from Penn & Teller (a famous comedy/magic duo for those that don't know them) has posed this up on his twitter page.  With almost 2 million followers, I'm sure the explosions will be pretty entertaining. 

    Thanks to Tony for the heads up!
  • MLP Birthdays: Schedule Change

    A change of plans guys! Considering that August is a hard time for a lot of people what with school and university starting up again, we're going to give everyone till August 31st to get art pieces in for Anneli Heed, Cathy Wesluck, and Raven Molisee. At the end of the month we'll throw a big party for all of them! So, don't forget to send in your pieces to [email protected] with MLP Birthdays in the subject line along with who the piece is for.

    Check below for some OC references!

    Raven's OC
    Anneli Heed's OC

  • Loads of New Toys Packs on Taobao

    It looks like brushables are getting some serious love soon, and a lot of those trademarks from a few weeks ago have been revealed, including Rainbow Power finally lending a name to the tattooed ponies.  Sellers on Taobao have a load of new toys available. Ace reporter Whatshisgame analyzed each one for us:
      • Friendship is Magic Twinkling Balloon (a Kohl’s exclusive): Comes with Rarity, Daisy Dreams, Spike the Dragon, two animal friends, and accessories. “The Friendship is Magic Twinkling Balloon lets the ponies travel anywhere they want to go! Today, they are going on a picnic!”
      • Midnight in Canterlot Pony Collection: Consists of Nightmare Moon, Princess Celestia, Minty, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Dewdrop Dazzle, Rarity, Spike the Dragon, and accessories. One of the two descriptions on the back says something about Princess Luna and Nightmare Moon, while the other of the two descriptions on the back says something about Canterlot.
    • Rainbow Power:
      • Fashion Style Rarity: “Rarity can't wait to wear her latest fashion design! Her beautiful dress spreads out to look like wings!”
    • Through the Mirror: “Step through the mirror between the worlds of My Little Pony and Equestria Girls, where some things change, but true friendships remain magical!”
      • Princess Twilight Sparkle & Spike the Dragon (only at Walmart): “Her smart style matches her flair for finding every answer!”
      • Sunset Shimmer (only at Walmart)
    Head on down below the break for a bunch of extra images!

  • Canterlot Defender hits Mobile

    Futz01's Canterlot Defender game has arrive on mobile.  Both Android and iOS devices are able to play it.  If you have no idea what this is, go check it out here first.  It's basically a shooter style game with loads of additions to keep things interesting.

    Anyway, have some links:


  • Spotlight Music: Hotter / The World is Ours! / The Concept

    We start off with a funky vocal track from Donglekumquat, followed by an Electronic track by Nicolas Dominique, And finish with some piano stuff from Radiarc. Get them all below!

    1.) donglekumquat - Hotter
    2.) Nicolas Dominique - The World is Ours!
    3.) Radiarc - The Concept

  • Comic: Twilight's First Day Pt 13 / Age Inappropriate Love Gone Wrong / Sidekicks

    Every time I see a new update to this comic hit our inbox I squee and then immediately die from cuteness. Considering this is the 13th part right now you are currently reading the words of the 14th Calpain clone since this series began. Time to prep the next one for part 14!

    Comics guys, click for full!

  • Story: Uniformity (Update Part 17!)

    [Adventure][Shipping] “An epic adventure with deep lore and mystery, a troubled romance, and a mare with too many secrets. I love it.” — Pre-reader Amacita

    Author: Adcoon
    Description: Everypony thinks they know Lyra. Bonbon only wishes she could say the same. For years she has tried to get to know the unicorn, but Lyra refuses to show her true self or accept Bonbon's advances. When Bonbon discovers that Lyra is leaving town without so much as saying goodbye, she decides to leave everything behind and follow, no matter how far they must go or how hard Lyra protests.

    An uncommonly tight-lipped Rainbow Dash tags along as a guide, paid by Lyra for her services, but the young Wonderbolt appears to have her own motivations as well.
    Uniformity (New Part 17!)

    Additional Tags: It's all secrets and lies!

  • Newbie Artist Training Grounds III - Day 6

    That way, even if you miss, you'll... wait a second, can I have a do over? Today's message of inspiration and diabetes brought to you by Scootaloo. Scootaloo: stays pony, even in milk. A word from our corporate sponsors aside, I'm happy to report that another 468 ponies made the choice to leap up and land upon a higher plane. Way to go, guys! You've brought our grand total up to 2791 images, which is already a number a lot of event coordinators can only dream of. Let that total carry you forward to even greater heights. We can do so much more! We will do so much more!

    Weekdays are difficult and not always conducive towards speed arting (which is totally a word, shut up firefox spellchecker. :< ), but that difficulty really makes it all the more important to keep pressing onward. The decision to say 'eh, not today' is one that snowballs upon itself pretty hardcore. If you're trying to really dig into the world of art, you'll thank yourself later for building the routine right now. In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please always feel free to contact me at [email protected]. My door is always open.

    Our gallery today is full of many wonderfully creative entries, as always. Some sit on hilltops, some reach for the sky, some climb mountains, and one of you plopped Derpy down on top of an iconic League of Legends character. As always, there's value to be gained from considering new things to put into a piece (or what to take away, for that matter). And that is how we climb! So tell me, how's the weather up there?

    Today's prompt is a little challenge and a big task. But I dare say the task is proportional to your abilities. Am I a huge nutcase? Maybe a tiny bit! Today is a day of opposites. Today, Draw a tiny pony/Draw a giant pony! There are many interpretations to this theme. I challenge you as a group to find as many as you can. Submit all entries here by 11:59 PM, Pacific time on Wednesday, August 21. Good luck!