• Nightly Roundup #1107

    Hope you guys on the east coast are all bundled up like Babs here and keeping out of the bad weather. Same for our friends on the west coast too. Keep safe everyone!

    News time my friends. Ready?

  • Squishy Pop CMC Cutie Mark Tags Changed?

    According to information on the Tech4Kids website a new picture of the Squishy Pops pony line has been revealed showing new cutie mark medallions for the CMC. Instead of the marks we saw a few weeks ago they have now been replaced with just the name of the pony in question instead.

    Has there been a change at the last minute before they hit the stores or a late change after the first batch was produced? I guess we'll see when they end up in more people's hands soon. Also the CMC, Lyra, Bonbon, and Trixie look like 3D mockups here so maybe they are not yet finalized?

    Getting some reports from people who have seen these in stores! Hopefully they'll be able to solve the mystery. 

    Thanks to Ayu for the heads up.

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  • Newbie Artist Training Grounds IV - Day 9

    Simple acts of kindness spread cheer better than anyone can know. A smile, a friendly comment, a word of encouragement here and there can mean the difference between giving up or driving forward... and even more. You never know what kind of impact those little things might have. So tonight? Spread some cheer. Take a minute out of your day to leave an extra comment on another artist's picture. You'll make their day, I promise. Speaking of made days, I'm very happy to report that even without the Ultimate of Prizes spurring you on, everybody dug in and put out another very impressive total, handing in 474 carolers and ponies made of joy. This brings our 8 day total to 4841 images! Sing it, ponies!

    Tonight we return to a place where we began, as We Love Fine has generously offered up another messenger bag. If you're disappointed you missed the first chance, this is your opportunity to make up for it. Thank you once again to We Love Fine for helping to make this event as great as it can possibly be.

    But I'm guessing most of you have another prize on your minds right now, huh? It's time to announce the winners of the 4DE plushes! Congratulations to each of these three winners:

    • Grand Prize (6 plushes + mystery bonus): Entry #437: Zene!
    • 1st Runner Up (choice of 4 plushes): Entry #388: InvaderRiley17!
    • 2nd Runner Up (choice of 2 plushes): Entry #723: Zyggthepig!
    Congratulations to all three of our winners! To everyone else, take heart! There are exciting opportunities around the corner, I promise you!

    Prompts, prompts, whose got a prompt? Oh that's right, it's me! There's a lot of things to do in cold weather if you're willing to go outside, and a lot of fun to be had. Don't just sit there by the fire, there's time for that later! What do ponies do for winter fun? All sorts of things! What can you dream up? Tonight: Draw a pony skiing/Draw a pony winter game! What's a pony skiing look like, anyway? I'm sure it varies from pony to pony.

    Submit all entries here by December 10 at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT - 7). As always, don't be worried about being a few hours late, just try your hardest to complete an entry as soon as you can. But right now, can you hear their voices? Below the break, some ponies want to sing and make you smile!

  • Story: All the Mortal Remains

    [Slice of Life]

    Author: Cold in Gardez

    Description: Twilight Sparkle is a happy pony. With the help of her friends she defeated Tirek. She has a shiny new castle, the kingdom is safe, and she knows the reason behind her ascension. What more could a young princess want? She is happy, she tells herself as she digs through the ruins of her home. She is so happy she can barely smell the ashes any more. But in those ashes she finds something that should not be there: a small porcelain vase, and with it a decade's worth of unspoken questions. A mystery hiding beneath her hooves, waiting to be put to rest.

    All the Mortal Remains

    Additional Tags: There was a home here
  • Nightly Discussion #195

    Super fuzzy Luna! I guess even princesses get bed head after tucking in for the night, huh?

    Evening guys! Ready for a chat?

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  • Artist Spotlight: Saint-Juniper / WilhelmGottfried / Wadusher0 / DoomSp0rk

    I'm slowly starting to catch up with this crazy queue! Still over 100 emails in the stash, but with each one of these we get more and more caught up. At least one of the benefits for taking so long with some of these artists is that they have gotten so much better since their original emails.

    As usual, these posts are in similar style to the Tumblr Spotlights, a group of 3-5 artists will be spotlit each entry along with a small short description along with a small selection of their artwork! In order to make this feature work though we need people to suggest artists to us so make sure to send artists you think need some exposure to calpain@equestriadaily.com. Please also include a short biography I can work with as well as what medium you work in most.

    What sort of artists count? Suggestions should follow these criteria:

    • No clop or extensive gore galleries as those typically violate our content guidelines. If the artist has a safe for work gallery separate from their not safe for work stuff they or their fans can submit the safe for work gallery. If there is a mix of SFW/NSFW on a gallery the decision whether or not to include them will be judged on a gallery to gallery basis.
    • Don't be afraid to spotlight yourself as well as others!
    • Artists of all types accepted -vector, OC, traditional, digital. As long as it is pony and of quality it has a chance of being spotlit. 

    Now on to the artists!
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  • Drawfriend Stuff #1374 - KOREA EDITION

    Today is a massive section with a boatload of art from one person.  This guy is like the Korean Pixelkitties or something.  Show style with some awesome topics.  I don't think we've ever posted any of his art before.

    Anyway, get that after all the other art! Now go!

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  • Last Day for the Humble Pony Bundle!

    Can't believe it has been two weeks already! Pony time is just too fast, you know? At any rate, today is the very last day you guys can purchase the amazing Humble Pony Bundle. With about $200 worth of comics up for grab it's a steal at just $15 for a whole lot of comics.

    Get the bundle while you can here!

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  • Comic: Glimpse 5 / Princess Celestia Hates Tea 23-24 / Magic of the Sirens 13 / Timey Wimey 10

    With news about some possible Diamond Tiara action in season 5 my interest in her has really spiked! I wonder what we can expect?

    Just updates today guys! Click for full.

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  • EqG 3D Models Complete!

    Remember the amazing 3D Rainbow Dash we posted awhile ago? The same artist has now completed the full set and has them available for download to mess around with. Pinkie is his newest one, but you can check after the break to see all the models and to find a link to the gallery.

    Thanks to The4thaggie for the heads up.

  • Meet The Blogponies: Gameleon

    Hope you guy enjoyed that interview cuz here's the next one! He might not be as famous but he's the entire reason you can browse EQD on your phone and the reason we can find out what's happening in Europe. It's Gameleon! Get the interview below the break.

  • Animation: Logic With Pinkie Pie - The Number of Stars in the Night Sky

    It's not very often that a five minute animation comes along, but when they do they blow us away. With help from Alfa_995, (who is responsible for such adorable animations as Derpy Nyan NyanYudhaikeledai has put together a wonderfully fluid and show accurate animation for you all to enjoy. 

    Check on after the break for some Pinkie Pie comedy at the expense of Twilight Sparkle of course.

    Thanks to everyone for sending this one in!

  • 4DE Posts Update on Plushie Lineup - Expect More Ponies As We Move Into Winter

    The Winter season should be an interesting one for all you plushie collectors out there.  An update posted on the 4DE website has revealed their plans for the 2015 winter season:

    Hey, everyone! It’s been a while and an update is long overdue. I’ll get right to answering the two biggest questions we have been getting: Yes, there has been a delay in the release of our next big batch of toys, but yes, they most definitely are still coming out. 
    We had to push our fall release back to winter, which we certainly regret. However, it was a tough choice that we had to make to ensure the highest quality. We will continue with more updates over the coming few weeks. We have some surprises in store and a few rumors to confirm as we move into 2015, so stay tuned through our Twitter page at Twitter.com/4de and feel free to write to us at info@4de.com as well. Thank you for your continued patience and support!

    It looks like the Artist Training Ground isn't the only way to get some awesome plushies.  Here's to hoping we can start spamming the front page here with pre-orders soon!

    Thanks to Lets Eat Hay for the heads up.
  • Spotlight Music: Synthis - Friendship / Smiley Pie

    There are so many "steps" out there these days, and I listen to all of them except dubstep.  Here I am listening to that first one, so it can't be dubstep.  It must be something else.  Lets toss a Drumstep on it.  Either that or Chillstep. I don't think anyone knows the difference though. Synthis didn't seem sure in the email at least!

    And after that, some acoustic rock instrumental stuff. Now go!

    1.) Synthis - Friendship (Vocal - Electronic/Drumstep)
    2.) Smiley Pie (Pinkie Pie's Theme) by EnergyBrony (Instrumental - Acoustic Rock)

  • Giant Twilight Sparkle's Reign Over Chile Officially Ends

    Can we get a moment of silence for the giant Twilight Sparkle from yesterday? Her dominion over Chile appears to have been... deflated.

  • Early Morning Discussion #59

    Ponies sure do look stylish in armor. It really would be nice to see some battle regalia on ponies other than the royal guard, don't you think?

    Morning ladies and gents? Care for a chat?

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