I can't wait for more MAUD PIE. Too bad this hiatus is hell or I'd be more excited for more MAUD PIE. You should all go tell your friends to come here and suggest stuff for us to do while we wait. Calpain said he was going to do the friendoff thing, and Phoe might join him for the Artist Training grounds, but we need more to survive! THRIVE!
And get your roundup stuff below as always.
You wake up tomorrow and read here on EQD that season 5 is ALL BATS. Everypone is now a BAT PONE. How do you react? Is FiM dead to you? Or is this the most exciting news of your life?
Or discuss whatever below. I don't know where I get these ideas.
BronyCon just happened, and news media everywhere had stuff to say about it leading up to the event. When a massive amount of pony fans decide to gather up and have some fun for the weekend, people notice.
Unfortunately, some notice it in the wrong way, and blow things out of proportion. Over on a site called City Paper based in Baltimore, one of their writers decided to go all out on the "this is creepy" bandwagon, with the usual "I take take things way too seriously and live my life on a slippery slope" points we see in some of these.
Obviously in order to start an uproar, she needed to dig into the world of Google searches with safesearch off (which is ridiculous in itself for someone scared of the internet), so viewer discretion is advised.
You can find it over here!
Seems about right for our generation. I bet if we did this poll 10 years ago it would be completely different. It always amazes me how quickly technology advances.
Anyway, new poll time:
You are now one of the mane 6! Which one do you want to be? Hit it up on the side bar.
I'm leanin toward Rainbow Dash. That speed looks fun.
Earlier, we posted two animatics from Jan Animation's panel. Unfortunately, it looks like they were both created pre-cease and desist, which means there are no guarantees that they will ever actually release.
Exact note from Jan:
"We are still talking with Hasbro on the matter. As for now, the C&D remains valid. We hope to get to a final answer soon enough. Possibly something that will make us all happy.
In the meanwhile, I thank you all for your support.
Hopefully good news from Hasbro's legal side pops up soon! Until then, we can only hope.
About three weeks ago, I decided to roll the dice on a Zecora from China. After reading up on the % chance hat it will come filled with asbestos and painted with lead, I decided that my health was worth the risk. Apparently that sort of thing isn't too common anymore. Onlyfactory may have bit the dust on pony stuff, but I figured I'd review it anyway. Not much harm can be done when they are closed down after all!
So, just how good were these pony bootlegs before the inevitable axe? Head on down below the break for all the fun little details on ZECORA.
Something for all of you arriving at home from the convention who want to do it again. The BronyCon website already has a date and location set for next year. That was quick!
Thanks to Jake for sending it.
Get them both below!
Thanks to furlux for the heads up!
Tribal ponies! Someone pointed out yesterday that I forgot to mention that each of the pony races consider themselves tribes according to the Hearthswarming Eve episode. We are still going to be debating the Pegasus vs. pegasus thing forever though here on EQD.
Go get some art!
Yep, that's Twilight Sparkle
Following up on their old live action Equestria Girls ad from a while back, we now have a second one. It's definitely an interesting evolution on the mlp brand...
Right, get it below!
Thanks to Jason and everyone else for sending it.
Bronycon's over, but we’ve still got a little more exclusive information to cover for you! Today we’ve got a panel featuring Katie Cook, Andy Price, Heather Breckel, and Tony Fleecs, the folks who bring us the official MLP comic. Head below the break for the highlights.
You wake up one day after a night of glorious sleep, only to find your favorite pony has suddenly appeared and is currently trying to figure out your computer, laptop, or tablet, with limited success due to hooves. Instead of freaking out that your favorite pony suddenly exists, and is in your place of residence, something in the back of your mind tells you to play it cool, and act like it's no big deal. You need to show this pony the WONDERS OF THE INTERNET.
Head on over to those bookmarks, or however you do your daily internet routine, and give him or her some of your favorites. Maybe Twilight Sparkle would be impressed by your extensive collection of e-books on your favorite book downloading website? Or Fluttershy in r/awww? It's up to you?
Hit the comments up.
Tons of really great comics so far today already that it was hard to pick a header! The one I chose though is a new series based off those Luna Academy pics you might have been seeing floating around. Looks promising!
As for everyone, click for full!
For those that missed her at SDCC, Mane-Iac has migrated over to the Hasbro Toy Shop. Have some links!
Thanks to James, Elizabeth, and everyone else for sending it!
And below the break, SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOUR MANE-IAC. I honestly wasn't sold on the online preview image of this thing when I first saw it, but when I spotted it in person I was all over it.
This one popped up a few weeks ago, and it is finally here. Can you handle the challenge? Are you badass enough to do five whole days of pony? Is it even possible to endure for so long?! How many ponies even is that?
Hit up The Hub at 9:00 AM EST today, and prep the snacks. According to the trailer, events are planned during the breaks between episodes.