I can't believe it is almost Autumn! That summer sure went by fast... At the least it means we are steadily speeding towards a new season of pony.
Hope you all are starting off your weekend great! Get to chatting.
If there is one thing fandoms everywhere do really well, it's drama, and pony is no exception to that one! This will probably be completely irrelevant to a lot of you that don't follow the happenings around conventions, twitter, and the like, but for those that do, have a pony drama generator. You can find it over here.
"If you thought, like I did, that this contest provided a perfect opportunity for authors to create an original species, and that it encouraged really creative worldbuilding, then I can't think of a better story to recommend to you than this one. Balancing itself perfectly between confusion and understanding, Sylphidine is everything I wanted out of this contest, and more." -- alexmagnet
[Normal] -- 8th Place in the Equestria Daily Outside Insight Summer Fanfic Contest
Description: A strange, lonely creature that's always on the move drifts into a village one day. It wants nothing more than to find somewhere warm to settle, but such places are hard to come by. However, it is hopeful, despite all the dangers inherent to this village.
Additional Tags: It's in the air we breathe
And yet even more fics, below the break!
Hal-Con in Nova Scotia this November will have it's very own pony variant cover from Giant Robot Comics for those looking to do a bit of traveling. For everyone else, check out more Optimus Prime Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash as Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe, and Vinyl joins Octavia for some Jem and Hologram
Thanks to The Illustrious Q for sending it!
Trixie is totally off traveling the world being successful. Shes totally not somewhere in a cave in the Everfree Forest fighting off parasprites and timberwolves. That would never happen to Trixie no matter how many things go wrong.
Get some art below!
The Neverending Journey
What's this, another Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks sneak peak? Hasbro Studios has posted a 4th sneak peak for the upcoming Equestria Girls movie. This clip follows the events of the previous clip and has Sunset Shimmer welcoming some new girls into Canterlot High. Check out the clip after the break and be warned matey, spoilers be ahead.
Looks like this multipart story has finally wrapped up chapter one! If you're interested in a serious sort of story, check out part one above and follow the links in the description for the other parts.
On to comics! Click for full!
Discussion: A New Luna Focused Mini-Series Has Been Announced on The Hub! What Luna Type Do You Want to See in it?by Sethisto
With Luna dominating polls here on EQD, our hypothetical Hasbro overlords have rolled in flashing blank checks in their Sweet Apple Acres pink Escalade with Equestria Girls rims asking what you fandom people want to see for their newly planned mini-series dedicated to the Princess of the Moon!
Thanks to that network of portals first introduced in the last movie, Luna can be just about anything. Some of our fandom favorites include:
- Gamer Luna
- Lonely Luna
- Evil freshly corrupted Luna
- Socially awkward Luna
- CANTERLOCK behind on the times Luna (canon style)
- Or any other Luna you can think of.
So, people of the fandom, which Luna do you choose? And what setting would you throw her in with those mysterious portals fueling whatever your imagination can conjur up? Who would be her sidekick? Princesses need a sidekick, and Hasbro needs another pony for toy sales!
PonyVRVille has received an update by the creator Igor who has taken some of your advice and made some changes and fixes to the game. The game is still in pre-alpha, but Igor says it should run better now for those who were having trouble with it. Changes are as follows:
- DK2 support (0.41 drivers needed, run in Extended Mode). DK1 may still work in legacy. Unsure.
- Positional tracking for the DK2 WORKS!
- Texture/lighting tweaks and optimizations. Baking most of the lights now for better performance.
- Some bugs squashed. New ones added as a free bonus.
- Sometimes game start teleport would fail. It doesn't anymore. Ponies were getting in the way, but they were strongly encouraged to stop doing that.
- New Parasprite handling. Game now spawns them at random every two minutes.
- More dialogue, mostly dealing with them.
- Twilight will head to her house after you complete the Trixie quest.
- Some placeholder sounds, most having to do with Pinkie. I'll replace most of them, I am sure.
- There are a handful of hidden keyboard commands.
Something short for a sub slot! Flippy Rainbow Power Dash has been out fora while now, and now we have another one of those silly kids commercials for it. Are kids really that surprised at stuff like this these days? I would think the internet would get them pretty used to crazy stuff by now.
Anyway, get it below. Thanks to jjglentz for sending it.
It looks like Aurora has added the next wave of plushies to their lineup at Hot Topic stores. Derpy, the Doctor, and Vinyl Scratch have all appeared at one in California. Based on my experiences with the store, it would definitely be a good idea to call in before making the trip, as they seem to lose stock on pony stuff pretty quick if Funko figures are any indication.
Thanks to Kenny for the image!
SCIENCE. Twilight Sparkle loves it, you should love it, governments around the world should respect it more, and Tesla was a badass. Celebrate his memory, with Tesla coil pony music. Head on down below the break for Hearts as Strong as Horses, along with a playlist with a whole bunch of others to go with it!