Time really flies, pony or no pony, and I can't believe that two weeks has already come and gone! Hello again everyone, yep, I'm back! After taking the advice many of you offered I decided to take a much needed break and I really do think that was the ticket. But there have been other factors involved that bring me back here today which I will get to in a moment.
First off, I would like to apologize for the manner in which I left. It was rather sudden and considering the kind words I got after the departure it was something that apparently weighed on a lot of people's minds. I apologize for the extra drama I caused due to my mood and the upset I sent some of you through.
In the end though, it was all of you that convinced me to come back. I had been stuck in a hole surrounded by negativity for so long I forgot how many good souls were still out there and you all made that very known after that post some weeks ago. The outpouring of support was amazing and the depth of feeling in some of the letters really touched me. I thought this had vanished from the community, but I was, thankfully, very very wrong. Thank you all for showing your support and sharing your feelings with me, I can't express how much I appreciate it.
As for my life, as some of you have wondered on Twitter, that is going much better as well. After talking with my doctor we are on a plan that works very well for me and I am already a much happier person. I also have made a new special friend that has significantly boosted my mood as of late which is helped immensely. So, things are on the up and up!
Anyhow, thanks for taking the time to listen to a silly science pony. I know some of you are still mad at me more than likely and I do apologize to those I am irritated or annoyed. Thanks for sticking through this with me! And now... time for the news!
Applejack month eh? I guess I can roll with that. She looks pretty cool with a pointy hat. It seems like all the ponies look good like this. I wonder why?
Have some music of the day! There are only seven this time around.
Description: Pinkie Pie has always served admirably as the Element of Laughter, and it's time for the princesses to show their appreciation. In fact, they have a special assignment for her, something they've never tried. It will be the best surprise she ever had.There Will Never Be a Last Laugh
Additional Tags: The chance of a lifetime
As announced over at the MLP Facebook, Equestria Girls is now on Netflix. Now we can watch Twilight Sparkle struggling with her new wings while trying to get to sleep any time we want without a DVD or Youtube derps. Thanks to everyone that sent it.
It's no secret that you all love your fallout. The team behind a new animated version of it has released a short promo, and is looking for volunteers to help fill out their group. Stable-Tec's full press release is here:
Hello Bronies! Our name is Stable-Tec Studios and we are excited to announce our that first project will be the animation of Fallout:Equestria! Animating Fallout:Equestria has been one the biggest brony dreams ever since the appearance of this fan-fiction and we are here to make it a reality. We know that it's a tall order, but with enough hard work, anything is possible. The purpose of this promotional material is to get new staff members with talent and the skills required for the job in hand . We are especially interested in animators and background artists. You can find more info here. Hope to see you soon fighting the good fight!
And find the video below the break!
In Smosh's new "Pokemon Crossovers" video, different fandoms are combined with Pokemon oldschool skit style. At around the three minute mark, pony gets a short shoutout. While it isn't the most flattering on the planet, what happens afterward kind of makes up for it. Anyway, get the video below!
Would you all play a Pokemon/Pony crossover? What ever happened to all those rom hacks that were going on back in the day? How do we not have a Fighting is Magic level production version getting shut down by Hasbro yet? Sounds like a massive conspiracy to me.
Along with the Playstation Network announced a few days ago, the Brony Documentary has released an update on their Kickstarter page naming a boatload of places it is being released, along with the Logo TV airing on the 14th of October. If you want the list, head on over here for it!
Thanks to Gopoke and everyone else for the heads up.
We marked one month of EQD at this point, with confused parents everywhere slowly discovering their teen and young adult sons watching a show that they only know as a toy commercial for six year old girls from the 80s. Over in the /co/ pony world, we had just hit a giant milestone with 6000 posts in a single thread before it exploded. It was pretty obvious that there was nothing stopping this runaway train.
The Stare Master was another one of those love it hate it episodes for the denizens of the old crowd. The CMC Still weren't a popular topic at this point. Six main mares were our primary interest, and these three kids with their constant jabbering about cutie marks were taking valuable episodes away from them. Luckily, Fluttershy swooped in with a new special ability, and suddenly we had something to talk about!
Where ponyville's arguably most powerful pony was defeated quite easily by the cockatrice, Fluttershy was able to take it on eye vs eye. The Stare is referenced these days about as much as Pinkie Pie's Pinkie Sense (Very rarely), but it definitely added another layer to the character.
Anyway, you know the drill at this point! Get the episode below, and toss those glorious initial reactions in the comments.
Pony author G.M. Berrow is making her way to yet another convention this year! BABScon in San Francisco will be hosting her as one of their growing number of guests of honor. Have a press release for the occasion:
The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is pleased to announce official MLP novelist G.M. Berrow as our next Guest of Honor!
Ms. Berrow is the author of the official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic books, Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party! and Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, as well as the novelization, Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror.
By the time BABSCon starts on April 18th, her upcoming releases—Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare and Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity—will be out and we're looking forward to hearing all about them.
See you in April!
The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will be held on April 18-20, 2014 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact [email protected] for more information! http://babscon.com • www.facebook.com/babsconsf • www.twitter.com/babsconsf
The Official MLP Card game is making it's way to New York Comic Con this October 10th to the 13th, and they need some volunteers to help them out! Have the mini-press release:
Enterplay is excited to be at New York Comic Con next weekend, Thursday October 10th through Sunday October 13th, demoing the My Little Pony Collectible Card Game to the public!
We're looking for a few more passionate, friendly volunteers who can step people through a demo of the CCG and give them a taste of what to expect when the game hits shelves. And of course these fine volunteers will be compensated with store credit that can be redeemed for any Enterplay products, including preorders on the CCG itself!Anyone who is already attending NYCC is invited to please click here and fill out this short survey and we'll get back to you soon:Thanks, everypony!If you live in the area, this is a good way to check it out for yourself. Sign up over here.
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Onward to art! Get it all below
Wanted - Twilight Sparkle
Description: While on a work trip to help family in Appleloosa, Big Macintosh strikes up some correspondences with friends back home. These are the letters that crossed Twilight Sparkle's desk.The Art and Science of Letter Writing
Sometimes words don't mean what they say.
Additional Tags: Outshined doesn't always mean unnoticed
Album time! We had a bunch charge the inbox in the last few days. Get some titles:
Won't Back Down - Various Artists
Lullaby - TheDashDub
Remixed - Nicolas Dominique
Forward - Radiarc
savethefandom.y2ky - Koroshi-Ya
And full information on each below the break!
With how many animatics are popping up here lately, we might just be able to run our own season if some of these end up as full on animations. Check them out below the break!
1.) Hard Knocks
2.) Fluttershy Inc
Description: It's been a while since Discord's reformation. Most mortals are still intimidated by him, scared of him, but that's only to be expected. But Discord isn't looking for their approval; they'll come around, in time. He wants someone else's.Definition of Insanity
Mortal life is too short to hold a grudge for long. Immortal life is a different story. And even the greatest of the great have sore spots.
Additional Tags: Discord tries yet another apology.