• Nightly Roundup #924

    Now I want some spaghetti. Think Pipsqueak will share? It looks like he has plenty to spare in my opinion.

    Hey again gang, dead tired tonight but here's the news I was able to put together for this edition of the Roundup. You all have a wonderful night/day and I'll catch you all tomorrow.

    Tonight's Stories

    Derpy Tattoo

    Even as a tattoo Derpy is adorable!

    Pinkie and Maud Prank call WAL-MART! [PG-13]

    Just some random prank caller shenanigans tonight.

    Crimson [MLP Fanfic Reading] (Dark)

    More fanfic readings! This time of a rather dark story. Take a listen above!

    Future of Pony in Japan

    With the second season drawing to a close some of you might be curious about season 3 and beyond. Well, a pony fan named Mark has assembled some good info that you can find below:

    Some vague info on the future of MLP in Japan. It may not be enough to go on, but official sources are being a little coy on the subject for now.

    As you know, MLP got an initial order of 52 episodes by TV Tokyo and just aired #51 today. So the series is almost over, leaving Japanese fans to wonder if the series will get a reorder or if it'll end. TV Tokyo has a history of canning American cartoons after the first initial 52 episode order and not renewing them (the 2003 4Kids TMNT cartoon didn't get renewed past 52 eps and Transformers Prime as ended at 52 eps).

    Well, according to the official site's news feed beginning April 1st, the series will keep it's Tuesday 7:30am timeslot but will enter a special rerun series called "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Best Selection". Rather than just rerun the show from the start, they're going to run "the best episodes" for an undetermined length of time.

    The Japanese Wiki article for MLP lists airdates for "The Crystal Empire" parts 1 and 2, but these appear to be preemptive guesses and are not correct (they list "Crystal Empire part 1" as April 1st, when the official site has confirmed the Best Selection reruns for that date).

    This Japanese fan's MLP blog has an interesting and feasible suggestion, though. He postulates that the Best Selection series will run for 13 episodes before segueing into new episodes. That way the 13 Best Selection reruns combined with Season 3 (13 episodes) and Season 4 (26 episodes) will add up to 52 episodes, the necessary number for a complete year-long run.

    Bushi Road has begun selling merch featuring Princess Twilight in Japan (the school year calendar he has pictured) so it seems likely they intend to continue with new episodes and the Best Selection reruns are just a formality.

    No concrete word from the official sources, though. We may hear something once episode 52 airs next week, but Japanese scheduling seems to be a hectic and unpredictable thing with lots of last minute changes, so even Bushi Road and TV Tokyo may not know for sure.

    Tonight's Groups Looking For More

    Pony Pin Indiegogo

    We are starting a father and son venture to become quality jewelry and collectible makers. We need a little extra funding to get the equipment we need to raise the quality of products and maintain a competitive price. Better equipment will help us keep our prices low and provide a better end product.

    In order to achieve this goal we are running a fund raising campaign based around 1 1/2" collectible pins. We also hope to sell the pin designs as pendants, and possibly other formats.

    Get more information here!

    March Madness Group

    March Madness is back, which means it’s time to make your March Madness Brackets! Come join the Brony Brackets group on ESPN.com’s tournament challenge, and prove you have what it takes to build the best bracket in the fandom!

    Making a bracket is easy, free, and can be done in about 5 minutes. All you need is an ESPN.com account. The bracket builder has a function which allows you to fill out your bracket according to expert’s top picks, making it so that you to only have to make a few, quick alterations to complete your bracket. Both people new to making brackets and bracket experts are free to take part, so come join the fun today!

    Link to the group: http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2014/en/group?groupID=583
    (If the link doesn’t work, search for the group name in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge section)

    Group Name: Brony Brackets
    Group Motto: “My brackets...I just don’t know what went wrong!”
    # of Entries Allowed: 10
    Locking Rules: Unlocked – Can join and leave the group at any time

    Gentlecolt Collaborations

    Gentle Collaborations is still looking for vector & sketch artists for their project.
    Here's the link to their "Open Positions" page if anyone is interested.

    Get more information here!

    Tonight's Podcasts and Blogs

    No Hooves Barred - Depression

    'In the new episode of No Hooves Barred, the gang called back on their history of being an Advice Column to answer viewer questions and emails related to depression - including one email from a Transgendered teen.'

    Episode links

    Flutter Brigade Roundtable Ep.3

    Lunar Echoes - Episode 20

    Check out the latest episodes at the link below!

    Get more information here!

    BronyQuiz - Game 1, Round 5

    Pony 411 Episode 47- Taken for Granite

    Episode 47! We have a lot of news this week! The Quick Hits include a lot con announcements (mostly from BABSCon), new McDonald's toys, upcoming episodes, and more!

    Alca7raz and Nemesis then talk about the new episode, "Maud Pie." Does it, in fact rock? We're not sorry for that. They also have Friends Forever #3 to discuss (Spike and Celestia, how odd), plus some good old fan content. Oh, and the first 2 winners of the Funko giveaway are announced. 2 more will be announced next week, so don't forget to enter!

    Download: http://pony411.libsyn.com/episode-47-taken-for-granite
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C-jFtN_RXQ
    Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o2dM3U0XlpEltBoo-Lnay-1Q2_MzBSI3CiiZ7ASwNP8/pub
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pony411

    Tonight's Merchandise

    Today In Pony History

    March 18, 2011-2013

    2011 - Green Isn't Your Color debuts.

    2012 - We get a translation of another silly German MLP comic.

    2013 - More information starts to pour in about the Japanese pony dub and we receive the State of the Herd 2013 report.

    Twitter: Calpain