• Nightly Roundup #956

    The CMC sure are a cute group and a great bunch of kids. I really wouldn't mind if they had some sort of spin off series some day.

    Anyhow, Cal is feeling a little ill from eating too much at dinner tonight so I think I'll retire to bed a bit earlier than usual. You all have fun in the comments tonight and I'll catch you tomorrow!

    Tonight's Stories

    Ponies in Axe Cop

    In one of the recent comic updates of Axe Cop we see that a pony has made it into a recent strip. Nice!

    Check out the full story here!

    @Midnight Pony Reference

    The show @Midnight on ComedyCentral had a brief pony reference where the host Chris Hardwick defended unicorns and ended his defense saying #FriendshipIsMagic. You can find the reference starting at 12:56 in the video linked below.

    Video Link

    Taiwan to Show Season 4

    Looks like season 4 is coming to Taiwan soon according to this fan who sent in this info:

    Last week it was reported that the Chinese dub of Season 4 would air on April 27 in Taiwan, making them the first Asian country to show Season 4. After some confusion regarding showtimes on the website of the broadcasting channel YoYo TV, it has been announced that the season premiere would debut on April 27 at 9:00 am local time.

    Here is the commercial (with some pretty spoilerific moments from Princess Twilight Sparkle)

    They've even gone and updated their pony website (the link to the pony section is sixth from the top on the sidebar to the left)

    Interestingly, the background image for the new pony site was lifted from a piece of fanart by X-chan

    Fall of the Empire - Brazilian Trailer Dub

    Got a dub of a fan trailer for you fans in Brazil. Check it out!

    Tonight's Groups Looking For More

    One month for stand brony at Animixcon Orizaba

    ONE month exactly for our stand brony in Veracruz state, Mexico!!
    Come this Sunday May 18th at 12pm ET with us in Animixcon Choque de Culturas 2014, the first stand brony never seen before in Orizaba, if you look for merchandise about MLP it will be there: Funko figures, cards, blindbags, posters, pins, comics, stickers, bags, lottery, puzzles, memorama, brony music, episodes and fanvideos Full HD, don't forget confirm your asistance here: https://www.facebook.com/events/233252550199137/
    If you are a brony from Veracruz state, please join to Bronies Veracruz here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/broniesveracruz/

    The UND Brony Study

    My name is Samuel Miller. I am communication PhD student from the University of North Dakota. My current research focuses on the Brony fandom and I am conducting an anonymous online survey. The survey asks questions related to demographics, media consumption, and fandom behaviors. This is an extension of my previous work that sought out some of the same data, but this one has an emphasis on the growing issue of Brony bullying. With the recent media stories of Mike Morones and Grayson Bruce, this matter of harassment becomes more important to understand. Recently, there have been a number of videos produced by big name fans like SaberSpark that discuss how a Brony should handle relationships between their fandom and their family and how Bronies should conduct themselves at McDonalds while asking for the "girl's" toy that generate a number of gender based questions. Because of this latest trend, I am also concerned with the notion of the "private" Brony and how they monitor themselves to reduce the risk of being "discovered" and putting their masculinity at risk. The reason that I am researching all of this is to hopefully understand what this fandom may mean for masculinity and gender studies because it is one of the first popular movements in which men are openly embracing perceived "girly" imagery and the consequences that it may bring.

    I am looking to gather as much data as I possibly can and the survey will be open until the end of the year. There is also an incentive for individuals to participate by offering them a chance to win a pony plushie. A plushie maker by the name of Xsjado78 has agreed to make a pony plushie for the random winner.

    The Study: https://und.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3KuRmxbP3ML7STj

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNDbronystudy

    Twitter: @UNDBronyStudy #UNDBronyStudy

    Plushie Maker: http://xsjado78.deviantart.com/

    Thank you for help and support in this project.

    Tonight's Podcasts and Blogs

    Fluttershy and Peter Singer: Equal Consideration of Animal Interests

    enjoy some nice philosophical discussion about Fluttershy and the proper place of animals in our moral considerations based on the writings of utilitarian Peter Singer.

    Get more information here!

    Flutter Brigade Roundtable Episodes 6-7

    Subculture! - Episode 1 - Bronies

    Research is Magic - Dr. Psych Ology Interview Part 2

    Research is Magic has published the second part of their interview with the Brony Study’s Dr. Patrick Edwards. Check out and comment on the post (as well as the first segment) at researchismagic.org.

    Tonight's Merchandise

    Today In Pony History

    April 24, 2011-2013

    2011 - 8-bit You Gotta Share.

    2012 - Season 2 Finale sets ratings record.

    2013 - Teen Titans Go has ponies!

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