• Nightly Roundup #1104

    Been awhile since I used a GetchaNoodleWet sketch. She does such marvelous traditional work!

    Sorry for the abundant videos in the Roundups lately. Everyone seems to have switched to doing videos so it's hard to limit them at times.

    Anyhow, get your news after the break!

  • Newbie Artist Training Grounds IV - Day 4

    There's going to be days when you feel tired, and there's going to be days when you feel rushed, and what the day will let you produce will not match what was in your head. If only you had more time! If only you were better, faster! Well, come in from the cold of those thoughts, little ponies. It doesn't matter what today's effort winds up looking like. What matters is that you made an effort. And day in, day out, you keep making those efforts, and you keep layering them up on yourselves, and before you know it, bam. It's habit, and it'll keep you warm through all the bitter thoughts and doubts. Effort is the first and largest step toward improvement, so keep your spirits up! And tonight, let's celebrate another 640 snow covered mares and stallions! All together, that brings our 3 day total to 2000 submissions! If that's not a bundle, what is?

    Prizes, prizes, prizes! Today's lot comes to us from our friends at Diamond Select, who are offering up this really cool vinyl Applejack figurine/bank. The base of the figure has a coin slot. What's especially neat about this one is that the product is as of yet unreleased. The winner of the Day 4 raffle will be the very first person to own one! Endless thanks to Diamond Select for tapping into their inner spirit of Generosity and sharing... honesty? Hrm. I should rethink these pitches before I commit to them.

    Our Day 2 winner comes in hot at #557: Whimsy Morning, otherwise known as Ask Sea Swirl, who set aside the usual digital medium to give us a rockin' sea swirl in traditional pencils. Very well done, and congratulations for winning our Day 2 raffle! A reminder to everyone that particpation is the only requirement for winning, so keep submitting art and keep up your chances for all this awesome stuff!

    Onwards as always to our next prompt! Mastery in a day is impossible, but consideration for a day can be enlightening. So our prompts continue to push you to think of ponies from new angles and in new ways. A new outlook can be challenging, but also oh so very rewarding. Can you rise to the occasion? I know you can. Just: Draw a pony stepping up/Draw a pony looking down. Make me wonder what's in their minds? What will your pony do? It's time to show us what you've got.

    Submit all entries here by December 5 at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7). As always, there is a grace period of several hours stretching beyond Midnight Pacific time, so don't fret about being a bit late. Just keep working. But for right this second, throw on your favorite scarf and join us below the break for another breath taking gallery:

  • Comic: Luna Academy 5 / PreCMC 18 / Glimpse 3 / End of a Generation 10 / Crazy Future 42-43

    It might take awhile for an update to come out, but Luna Academy looks fantastic with every single issue.

    Nothing but updates here today guys. Click for full!

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  • Nightly Discussion #190

    The CMC are just adorable with Sweetie Belle being the cutest out of the bunch I think. Her squeaky voice at times just melts your heart.

    Evening gang, ready to chat?
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  • Spotlight Music: All You Need / Nothing Without You

    Start off with a bit of cute Disneyish acoustic stuff in the first slot with Emily Jones and Mando, followed by a giant collab from Academy of Power with loads more energy.  Now go music below!

    1.) All You Need (ft. MandoPony) (Vocal - Acoustic)
    2.) Evdog - Nothing Without You (Ft. L-Train, Vinyl Love, Biscayne, and Winter Moose) [Academy of Power] (Vocal - Electro Rock)

  • Drawfriend Stuff #1369

    I always come up blank when describing a Fluttershy image.  I have no idea why that happens.  So just assume I said something clever up here, or completely irrelevant, and go look at art below.

    And add a few typos too.  

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  • Immortal Princess

    The tale of princesses, almost animistic style.  Expect the art, expect the Woona, and expect nightmares! Get it below.

  • Tumblr Spotlight: StableQuest / Ask Raripie / Ask Basic and Cannonfire / My Little Pokemon

    Hello everyone! Another week means another set of tumblrs to checkout. We've got a mix of FOE, Pokemon, shipping and OCs today from a bunch of talented artists so make sure to check them out if you can. We've also got information on a tumblr returning from hiatus that you can learn about after the break.

    As always, if you have a tumblr you would like to share, whether it is your own or someone elses, please make sure to send it my way at [email protected] or my Twitter for review and filing. Mature themed ones (PG-13) are welcome as well!

    Update: If you have been featured before and were in hiatus and are coming back you can inform me at [email protected]! I am starting a section at the end of spotlights that will point out tumblrs coming out of hiatus so people can check them out.

    Now on to the tumblrs!

  • 2015 Herd Census Needs Translators

    With 2014 quickly drawing to a close it's time to get ready for 2015 events! One annual event we've been reporting on for a couple years now is the Herd Census which gathers all sorts of interesting information about the fandom from all around the globe.

     To do this though they need not only people to participate but dedicated volunteers to help with the census, such as translating it into multiple languages. If you think you're up to snuff to do that for your native language, read below!

    It’s getting to be that time of year again. Questions are being polished, databases are being schema’d, and the 2015 Brony Herd Census is almost ready to take flight. But we need your help! To get the Census out to as many Bronies as possible, we need to translate the text into as many languages as possible. If you have good fluency in English and one other language (or more than one!), help us conduct the largest single-point yearly study of the Herd! You could even get your name mentioned in published scientific research.

    If you have some time to tackle translation in the month of December (and possibly early January), drop a note to [email protected], indicating your fluencies and availability. We need at least two translators per language (one to translate, one to back-translate for proofing), three is ideal, so if you have friends, recruit them as well.

    In other Census news, this year we will be including a (somewhat grueling) 300 question personality measure at the end.  We’re aware that’s a lot of work to ask people to do, so we’re going to make a bargain. If you fill it out (and include your email address, which will be tossed afterwards), we’ll mail you a personalized report of how you measure up to the herd in general in areas such as liberalism and agreeability.
    Twitter: Calpain
  • Discussion Post: How would you feel about Gilda returning?

    We were having a little discussion here at EQD about returning minor characters in MLP.  There are a lot of them that have made multiple appearances, such as Trixie or Zecora, and when they show up, they're generally welcomed by the fans.

    There was one character though that we disagreed on: Gilda.  Gilda hasn't been seen since Season 1, Episode 5, a fact that leaves some delighted and others dismayed.  It's unclear if she was popular enough to warrant a second appearance.

    What do you think?  Do you want to see Gilda show up in a future episode?  And if you do, would you want her to remain a jerk, or to be redeemed?  Discuss!
  • Spotlight Music: Friendship Princess / This Is Not Goodbye

    Unleash the sunset.  We have acoustic in one slot, and electronic in the other, or something for everyone in this case.  Or maybe not.  Maybe you only like steamchain hyperpumk.  I wouldn't know.

    Get them below!

    1.) Jastrian - Friendship Princess (Feat. FritzyBeat and Faux Synder) (Vocal - Electronic)
    2.) This Is Not Goodbye (feat. Luna Jax) - SteelChords (Vocal - Acoustic)

  • Cosplay Compilation #39

    Lets go ahead and just go with a classic up top this time. Can't beat the good old Fluttershy cosplay.

    And below the break, get a boatload more.  I use boatload a lot here.  I need to get a thesaurus. 

    Crapton of cosplay. EVOLVE THAT VOCABULARY.

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    Fluttershy cosplay

  • Random Merch: CELESTIAS HEAD AAHH ballcap, Mugs, Tin Activity Set, Twilight Collectors Box, and More!

    Why do we keep seeing beheaded ponies lately? Is Hasbro planning something for season 5? Is this a sign of things to come?!

    This hat was found over at Claires for 16 bucks by jskr if you want one.  Available on the website here!

    And blow the break, less severed pony heads!

  • The Living Tombstone - Five Nights at Freddy's 2 - It's Been So Long

    Continuing this "Brony Music" section, where we follow some of those oldschool brony musicians into their new areas for fun during the hiatus!

    I'm pretty sure most of you have heard Tomb's first Five Nights at Freddies song at this point. It has pretty much become the theme for the game. Time for the second one. Head on down below to check it out!

  • Ponified Trailer: Pony Wars: The Friendship Awakens

    This one is pretty basic for the videos of these days, but it's Star Wars, and I'm sure I'm not the only one excited for the new movie. Will Trixie's lightsaber claymore thing be strong enough to stop these nasty Jedi with their endless moral high ground? Get the video below!

  • Funko Pop! Celestia a Hot Topic Exclusive According to Funko Instagram - Still Listed on Amazon

    Funko popped this image up over on their Instagram account nothing that it's a hot topic exclusive. Strangely enough, it's still listed over on Amazon with Discord, Trixie, and Spitfire. Is it actually exclusive? It's a mystery to me! Expect it soon if the pre-orders over there are any indication.

    Thanks to Micheal for sending it.
  • Early Morning Discussion #54

    If this keeps happening to Twilight she is going to need some cockatrice repellent! You can't always count on one of your friends finding you in the forest.

    Morning gang! Ready for some chatting?

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  • Singapore's First FiM Inspired Art Fest: The Cloudsdale Splash!

    It's always nice to see conventions pop up that are overseas. A brand new event dubbed The Cloudsdale Splash promises to be the first FiM inspired art festival in Singapore! So if you're in the region check it out if you can and lend them your support!

    Check on after the break for all the details about this new shindig.