• Nightly Roundup #988

    A beautiful night scene seems appropriate for a Roundup, don't you think?

    Hey again folks to another Roundup! Check out all the news after the break!

  • Nightly Discussion #12

    After the finale we know that Twilight can be a badass when she needs to be! Plus that Wonderbolts uniform looks pretty snazzy on her I've got to say.

    After reading the comments from last night I think I'm going to keep these posts right where they are. A few of our European friends made good points that if I move these posts back they'll still be sleeping plus some regulars also remarked that they wouldn't be able to attend if it was earlier. So at 10pm they will stay!

    Twitter: Calpain
  • Disney PMVs - Petes Dragon

    I honestly have never heard of Petes Dragon.  Maybe it was outside my generational gap?! Or maybe my daycares failed at playing it.

    Anyway, we have a PMV Dedicated to it! Head on down below the break to check them all out.

  • POP Figures with Packaging Revealed

    The upcoming POP figure lineup promises to create a new way to customize the hell out of your ponies, and based on the packaging appear to be going all out with it.  A whole bunch of images have appeared in the wild of each set, with all fo the mane 6 covered wit their packaging, along with a few other characters.  Head on down below the break for all of it!

    Thanks to Michelle for sending them. 

  • Story: A Persimmon Spring


    Author: Chuck Finley

    Description: I, Queen Chrysalis of the Changelings, was a paragon of my kind. I was the greatest military ruler my people have ever known. I was mere months from conquering the most prosperous nation in the world.
    Then a strange dragon rose from the stone, and everything changed.
    I do not think of conquest any more. Now, I think of persimmons.

    A Persimmon Spring

    Additional Tags: Alternate Timeline, Flawed Heroes, Changelings
  • MLP Card Game Tournaments and Meetups - May 31st Update

    Hopefully you are all enjoying your card playing over the summer! I'm going to be adding some achievements for this one in the next update. Keep an eye out for that!

    And if you want to submit one, follow the template! We will not accept any that do not use it, so get to it! Quick!

    Now go get your tournaments below.  

  • Daring Do Book Set Reduced in Price Even More on Barnes and Noble!

    I'm not sure if this is in response to what Amazon is doing, but Barnes and Noble has once again dropped the price of the Daring Do book set. You can now pick it up for a whopping 43% off, coming in at $43. I doubt these will last, as they do seem to be related to the takedowns, so it might be a good idea to grab it while things are in flux.

    Thanks to Robert for the heads up!
  • PonyCon: Lady Aria Phantasy Premieres Music Video for Pony Hit Single, 'Becoming Popular'

    Big Apple PonyCon is promising to be one heck of a classy event next weekend! One of the biggest programs at the convention is going to be singing by Lady Aria who will cover a number of Daniel Ingram songs, to opera, Broadway, and more during an hour long extravaganza.

    Check on after the break for a sample of her singing and I hope to see some of you there at the convention next week sitting in the audience with me.

  • Another Knockoff on the Way? Daring Do

    A bit of a behind the scenes from those Chinese factories working on knockoffs in this one.  It looks like Daring Do may be in the planning stage if that image above is any indiction.  The submitter, Dizarp points out that Onlyfactory is pretty much the same deal (or maybe the same company with a different name) than the usual guys that create the 12 INCHES plushies we have seen appear in the last few weeks.  After a bit of drama with their creation process basing it on fan made plushies, it looks like this is their new way of doing it. 

    Either we are going to see a massive shutdown soon, or Hasbro hurrying up with those approvals for licensors working on their current lines, because it looks like China isn't willing to wait around for years to take advantage of the brony dollars.

    Obviously you can't buy her anywhere yet, but I'm guessing we will see these flood ebay along with the rest of them soon enough. 
  • Comic: Love Competition / What About Him? / Fluttershy Hugs / That's an Ugly Baby / Fluttershy Mane Styles / Game of Thrones

    Big brothers have to watch out for their little sisters, but I think Shining could tone it down a little bit.

    Even more comics! Crazy! Click for full guys.

    Twitter: Calpain
  • Summer Achievements and Challenges - 2014

    Good citizens of Equestria Daily, it has come to my attention that we are, in fact, on a summer break period! This means lots of you have free time, which is the perfect time for learning new things!

    What better way to do that than setting GOALS and adding a point value to them?! That's marked progress right there, that's this year's ACHIEVEMENT system!

    It's time to challenge yourself! Always wanted to learn to draw? Then draw! Interested into breaking into the music scene but can't find the motivation? Get some!  Need points to make it more tangible? We got em. 

    Below the break, you will find a boatload of badges to aim for, complete with a point system! Now go improve!

  • EqD in Watch_Dogs!

    Considering all the pony references that seem to be in Watch_Dogs this isn't too surprising, but it is still extremely cool that EqD is a reference in the game. Heck, the Q is pretty much the same as our logo. It appeared on an engine too so I guess that makes EqD full of horsepower.

    Thanks for the heads up, Sweetie Bot!

    Twitter: Calpain
  • Livestream Saturdays and Drawfriend

    That was a quick May, wasn't it? Can't believe we are just about to start June! With the approach of summer I wonder if we'll be getting more and more beach ponies in the coming months?

    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.

    Twitter: Calpain

  • Drawfriend Stuff #1182

    Fancy Pants has a badass house in this here fanon.  I wouldn't mind living in that.

    Get some art below as always!

    [1] Source
    Fancy-Pants Moves to Ponyville

  • Story Updates - May 31st

    Story update time! Kinda early edition.  Get them all below as always.

  • Story: If You Came to Conquer (Update Sequel)


    Author: cleverpun

    Description: Nightmare Moon won. She defeated Celestia, broke the Elements, banished the sun. This all happened a very long time ago. So long ago, that she has had plenty of time to change her mind.
    Of course, fixing our mistakes is never so simple, and never without consequences. Even with particularly potent help.

    If You Came to Conquer
    You Too Will Deteriorate (New Sequel)

    Additional Tags: Unfortunately, history can't be changed.
  • I have no Idea SFM: We Can Dance

    It's dance time. SFM ponies obviously weren't meant for it, but damnit if we aren't going to do it anyway.  Head on down below the break for something equally amazing and unsettling. 

  • EQD Wildstar Guild - Server Chosen (Guild Open!)

    With the launch of Wildstar, it looks like the final choice has been made on servers.  Assuming the game doesn't explode with everyone trying to login at once, we will be aiming for the PVE server Stormtalon.  Enough people wanted that over PVP that we went that route!

    Expect it to open up some time later today, until then, if you plan to play with us, just roll Exile there.  It's pretty dependant on how stable servers are and how quickly we can get to level 12 and get 10 gold to to start the guild up. 

    And if this is completely irrelevant to you, have some sweetie bot again below, because shes the best bot.

    When: Some time tomorrow if we can get the guild open through inevitable server derps

    Update: (Followup will go out once we are starting to invite, chances are I (Ended up with Sethisto) and a few others will be doing it) 

    Update: Guild now open, /whisper Alexstrazse, Sethisto, or anyone else online for an invite to SPACE PONIES. 

    Update: All of the servers are pretty bombarded at the moment as expected.  Don't stress too much about guild invites right now. 

    (Also below the break, some character code for pony style characters from CurryKatsu!)

  • Trixie Keychain in Watchdogs!

    WHAT IS THIS I SEE? Is that the Great and Powerful TRIXIE?

    While caption the other day may have been a fake, this has been confirmed to be legit! It looks like some of the devs behind the game decided to sneak a few pony keychains into random cars throughout the city.  As you can see from the above image, it looks like Trixie in the coat and hat the main character wears.

    Apparently there are a few others, and I'm still running around looking to confirm those. Quite a few fake Watchdogs rumors have been funneling in throughout the last week, so double checking is always good!

    Thanks to Matt, Pixelzin, and everyone else for the heads up!

    Update: More images and a /mlp/ Rainbow Dash reference below the break!