• Nightly Roundup #863

    Teenage ponies! So moody and angsty.

    Time for the news guys! I'll catch you all on Sunday when I get back home. In the meantime, have fun with the new episode and have a great Saturday!

    Tonight's Stories

    Fighting is Magic Article

    The website Polygon has a new article up on Fighting is Magic, talking about their latest achievements as well as their recent crowdfunding effort.

    Check it out below.

    Check out the full story here!

    My Little Cthulu Pony

    Aww, isn't it cute? Got to love all the custom ponies our fandom has made, eh?

    Check out the full story here!

    Have Some Random Derpy

    Go Derpy!

    Pony Audio Projects Galore!

    So many audio projects lately. So, so many!

    Title: What We Leave Behind
    Link: http://youtu.be/yOCA-jWauLo
    Synopsis: After dreaming for all his life of becoming a Royal Guard, Shining Armor has finally received the letter of acceptance that will mark his way into the ranks. On his last day at home, as he readies himself to say farewell to the only life he's ever known, Shining will realize why he's taken this path for himself, and who he's walking it for.
    Duration: 43 minutes 19 seconds.
    Cast: Scribbler, Kel Grym, Solar Pony, Swedely, Finaltime87.

    Secondly (and thirdly if we're being technical), two fancomic dubs; one AppleDash romance/tragedy, one comedy based on the end of Power Ponies.

    Title: Angels
    Link: http://youtu.be/wVH0TdmfXaI
    Synopsis: "Mama, what's an angel?" [AppleDash]

    Title: Lovers of Literature
    Link: http://youtu.be/stNsIE0CUHE
    Synopsis: Be honest. You know you would too (saucy comedy).

    Thirdly (fourthly?) I would like to submit something not actually produced by myself. Goombasa is a talented fanfic reader and he has done a pretty darn good dramatic reading of nine of the ten chapters of an OctaScratch multi-chapter.

    Title: Playing With My Heart
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXqfUDKixHZBkLGBpgoFwW8eL1_PqI9ZG
    Synopsis: Four years ago Vinyl and Octavia broke up. It was messy, painful and left scars on both of them. Four years on, now one of the most successful DJs in Equestria's history, Vinyl receives news that Octavia has been in a terrible accident. The doctors say she may never recover from her coma, but Vinyl refuses to believe them. There are all sorts of stories about coma patients who are brought back by the voice of someone they care about, right? No matter what anypony else says, offers or threatens, and no matter what it costs her personally or professionally, she is determined to stay by Octavia's side and do all she can to wake her.
    Duration: 9 videos (6 hours).

    Schemering Sintel, chapter 3, update! YAY!


    Raptor Ponies on Kotaku

    Raptor ponies have made their way to Kotaku! They're even adorable as murderous reptiles~<3 data-blogger-escaped-br="">
    Find the article below.

    Check out the full story here!

    Tonight's Successful Meetups

    Top Latin American Brony Groups By Number

    This is a pretty awesome representation of how many successful brony groups we have in Latin America. You go guys!

    Tonight's Groups Looking For More

    Project Dusk Shine Teaser

    Comic Contest on DeviantArt

    I'm hosting a contest on a group on deviant are called My Little Comics and the last contest we held showed very little participation despite the prize being a pony plushie! I extended the contest for 2 weeks, but it won't mean a thing until the word gets out somehow. I really need help.

    The Group: http://my-little-comics.deviantart.com/
    Contest Info: http://my-little-comics.deviantart.com/journal/My-Little-Comics-Contests-are-Magic-II-415593619
    Deviant ID: http://thatguyontheinterweb.deviantart.com/

    Voting for Top Pony Songs and Videos

    Don't know if someone has sent these to you yet, but JHaller and Paleosteno have released the latest voting videos for the month:

    Top Ten Pony Videos of December:

    Top Ten Pony Songs of December:

    Top Twenty-Five Pony Songs of 2013:

    Roleplaying is Magic; Vector Artists Wanted

    Hello everypony, the Role-playing is Magic team is looking to recruit skilled and willing vector artists to join their project.

    There are no limits for this position other than it being limited in the amount of spots we have open. (We currently only plan to take on 3 more members)

    The main type of vectors that we will be needing are character vectors, which are but not limited to:
    - Background characters
    - Animals
    - Villains
    and more!

    If you feel comfortable with vectoring characters, both original style and show style, then feel free to go on down to the link and apply here!

    If you have any questions, feel free to send a note to Silentmatten on deviantart (http://silentmatten.deviantart.com/) and he will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

    Animal Crossing 3DS Brony Group

    I've been a big fan of Animal crossing and a brony so I want to bring the two together

    Journey of the Spark; Vector Artists still needed

    Journey of the Spark is still looking for vector artists to join their ranks, If you're interested in joining then feel free to hit up our Vector Artist Application form!

    What we are looking for from vector artists is anyone who is skilled with vector programs like
    - Illustrator
    - Flash
    But don't worry, if you use ponyscape (Or Inkscape), we still need you!

    The following categories are the three "Sub-Departments" that we have our vector artists divided into:
    - Assets (Objects and Items used in the movie)
    - Backgrounds
    - Characters
    (If you use flash to vector and are good with background vector work, please apply, those two go in high demand for the Journey of the Spark team!)

    If there are any questions at all, feel free to send a note on DeviantArt to our Vector Director: Silentmatten (http://silentmatten.deviantart.com/)

    If you have applied already, please do know that your application has been received, we will be contacting every applicant in the next few days.

    Donation Drive for Awesome Artist

    A fundraising effort that features over 70 artists that you could commission for a donation! Help out an artist down on his luck and get cool art in return!

    Find out more below.

    Get more information here!

    Tonight's Podcasts and Blogs

    Reactions are Magic: Season 4 Premiere Pt 2

    This series is inspired by ACRacebest's "Bronies React", and may be best described as a spin-off of it, being on the same scale production-wise, but with a few differences. ANY viewers interested are allowed to submit their own Reacts to each episode. Unlike how Bronies React seems to focus on the comedy more than genuine reactions, ALL OF THE SUBMISSIONS are from first-time viewings. Despite that, it's similar in still having a mix of improvised comedy, as well as analyzing of the episode after and during it. We can always pause or just edit extra details and cutaways in post, after all, and we do.

    This project has production value like Bronies React, and as such, the videos take time to be completed unlike a standard standalone react video. I cannot speak on behalf of the original producer of this project, BronyBassCannon, in which to say what his original intentions and direction with the project were, but he has fully entrusted me with taking his place, as after Apple Family Reunion aired, he became too busy to work on it adequately, which caused a half-year gap between new episodes until I took over. Because of that time gap, the, lack of a better word, steam or hype this series had when it started with Season 3, alongside Bronies React (even managing to be posted on EqD alongside it, if you didn't know), has temporarily stagnated due to the unexpected hiatus, along with other serial reactors (some of which actually started with our series, like KireIkasu and Andyanamic's "German bronies react") having grown non-similar channels in our absence.

    Nevertheless, we are still the only channel not focused on having a set cast, allowing ANYONE interested to submit a video, be they brony or not. I intend on this being a series that, as time goes on, could be the definitive alternative and spin-off to Bronies React, and, seeing how we seek to cover EVERY new episode rather than just the bookends, maybe even more than that.

    Tonight's Merchandise

    Flutterbat Sculpture

    Twitter: Calpain