• Simple PMV Compilation #51

    PMV's instead of Music tonight! We have five simple ones for you all to dig into. Head on down below the break to check them out.

    With bat of course.

  • Vinylicious

    Do I even need to explain it? Get it below. 

  • Story: Monarch (Update Part 6!)


    Author: Mickey Dubs
    Description: Twilight's ascension to the throne was supposed to be a joyous occasion, but as the months have passed and the shadows of the world grown a little darker, the lessons of her mentors and the weight of her responsibility has done nothing but made her more uncertain about her ability to rule.

    Now, on the day of a grand gathering of nations, an attempt on the life of one princess and the abduction of the other brings with it an old foe and the weight of the world. With the fate of empires resting on her shoulders, Twilight must undertake a grand journey into the heart of madness and the untold history of Equestria to save her princesses and the world entire...

    But save them from what?
    Monarch (New Part 6!)

    Additional Tags: Equestria's past threatens Twilight's future.
  • Breathe - Twilight Sparkle's Jorney from Filly to Alicorn

    This was technically in the simple PMV folder, but I think it does a bit more than that. No one has really shown Twilight's growth with such impact.  From our perspective as a fandom, we've only seen a very small fraction of her life, and only her Ponyville years at that.

    She spent every waking moment trying to improve herself and reach the same level as Celestia in magic proficiency.  This was shown pretty clearly in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, when she first views the raising of the sun.  If glimpses at her past were any indication, pre-ponyville years were completely dominated by study and advancement in her attempts at reaching that level.  She just needed that extra push of social skills to hit the alicorn level.  I'd assume a princess would need to be able to attend to her subjects without pulling up a manual.  Maybe that is the real reason for friendship being the final requirement? 

    Anyway, get the video below the break!

  • Comic: A Nightmare Night / Life Sentence / Ponies!

    Nightmare Night is fast approaching! Hope your candy stocks are high especially if you expect a visit from Pinkie Pie.

    Click for full!

  • 25/66 Days of Pony - Party of One

    We were nearing the end of season one at this point, and the fandom was about to hit it's first big pony haitus. The next episode was going to focus completely on Pinkie Pie, and many were looking for something different after her journey into the controversial. Would Party of One Deliver? You bet it did.

    At this point, each of the main ponies had their own personal mental issues, with Twilight Sparkle lacking social skills, Applejack being stubborn, Rainbow Dash glowing in narcissism, Fluttershy failing at confidence and Rarity breaking down and going full on crazy cat lady. Pinkie Pie was still an enigma though.  It was time to shatter this character and show off a side of her that only the darkest fanfiction explored, and holy ponies if Meghan McCarthy didn't go all the way.  Our favorite happy go lucky party horse went full on creepymode. 

    Needless to say, Meghan ended up with a reputation for writing ponies losing their minds by season 2. This style really did help give them a load of extra character though.  They all had flaws, which made them much more relate-able. 

    Anyway, get some Party of One below the break!

  • Story Updates - October 12th

    Story updates! Creepy alicorn transformation included.  Get it all below.

  • Tumblr Spotlight: Ruffled Feathers / Shapeless Sun / Ask Sea Swirl / Ask Doppel

    Been awhile, eh folks? Now that I'm back I'm trying to get all these features up and running again so let's get one out of the way with another dive into the tumblr universe! We've got a variety of characters today from griffons, to changelings, to background characters! You won't want to miss today's edition of the Tumblr Spotlight!

    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] or my Twitter for review and filing. Mature themed ones (PG-13) are welcome as well!

  • Drawfriend Stuff #952

    Fluttershy hasn't had a header position in a while.  How could I forget the 2nd best pony?

    Get some art below.

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    Fluttershy walks.

  • Animation: Fluffle Puff Tales: Vroom Vroom / Rainbow Poke Y / Flutter Poke X

    Got to say between regular updates of Fluffle Puff, Twily Daily, and Twilight's First Day I'm pretty much guaranteed to be dying from cute most days of the week. So why not take revenge against your pancreas for plotting with your liver against you and take a watch after the break!

    We've also got some Tiarawhy animations for you today too based on the new Pokemon games! Don't worry, they're pretty tame. 

  • Next Official Comic Series Title - Friends Forever

    There wasn't a whole lot revealed about it, but at the NYCC IDW panel, the next series title was revealed to be "Friends Forever".  The exact quote:

    "An audience member asked, what is the future of My Little Pony comics? Ryall said the series was doing fantastically, selling over a million copies, and that there would be a second ongoing series called Friends Forever."

    Whether they mean second as in the second main series or another side one to replace the micro comics remains to be seen. The quote is a little vague on the details. I guess only time will tell!  Thanks to Masem and James for the heads up.
  • Livestream Saturdays

    Now that's more like it! Our numbers have once again returned along with some new as well as old faces in the group. Glad to have you all here for another edition of Livestream Saturdays! Hope you all are doing well and have survived your midterms if you've had them already. Otherwise, take a break from studying and watch some pony being created to take your mind off things.

    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.

  • Discussion: What is Your Favorite Part of the Fandom?

    Lets get the opposite going of that post from yesterday and highlight some favorite aspects of the pony fandom!  It has been about a year since we last did anything similar to this, so I'm sure some of you have changed up over time.  I know I have. 

    Hit those comments up with your thoughts on what keeps you coming back for more!
  • Spotlighting Fanfiction with the Royal Canterlot Library

    Bear with us, Sparkle.

    Yesterday, we posted two interviews with Amy Keating Rogers and M.A. Larson entailing their writing backgrounds and some behind-the-scenes looks at their approaches to "The Best Night Ever" and "Luna Eclipsed", respectively. Some of you may have heard of the Pony Fiction Vault before that. For those who haven't: it opened in November 2011 and serves as a spotlight blog for the better stories the pony fanfiction community has produced over the years. In addition to presenting interviews with the authors of said stories, it also provides e-book downloads of those stories in a variety of formats to take on the go.

    As of yesterday, the PFV made its final post.

    In preparing for its closure, a handful of Equestria Daily pre-readers teamed up with a couple of community authors to continue highlighting meritorious stories written by the fandom. The Royal Canterlot Library is the product of their endeavors, and their first feature is live right now! New features will be released once every week on Saturdays.

    If you're new to the fanfiction scene, or want even finer QA than what Equestria Daily provides, both the Pony Fiction Vault and the Royal Canterlot Library should be more than deep enough for diving in and getting your hooves wet. Wordplay. Go check 'em both out!
  • Derpy Figure Available at We Love Fine NYCC Booth

    For all you lucky people attending the New York Comic Con event this weekend, We Love Fine has Derpy available at their booth in limited quantities.  If you never got a chance to grab her on the site or at SDCC, this is probably your best bet.  Good luck!
  • Comic: This Never Happens / Secret Part 5 / Fallout Equestria Shining Hearts Part 7

    We have a new oine and two ongoing ones this time around.  Click to go check out some comics!