• Nightly Discussion #199

    While I wish for nothing more than peace in our world, I have a great respect for those who do have to go to war and for the home guard that protect my country. We might not like war, but we should at least respect those who have seen it so we don't have to.

    Evening everyone! Hope you have had a great Saturday. Ready to chat?
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  • Newbie Artist Training Grounds IV - Day 13

    Don't be silly, Coco! There's nobody out there, not at all! Certainly not a large gathering of ponies, and doubly certainly not a bunch of ponies who are really into puns. So you have nothing to worry about, go back to your prompt and enjoy your cocoa. But oh, if you have time, could you let us in? There's kind of 365 of us outside, and it's getting a little cold. Once we get inside the door, that'll bring us to 6425 total images. Just a few days left! Do your best to help make our final total one to remember!

    It's interesting having our final push be on a weekend. You would think that would leave more room for people to draw, but really it tends to work out that people schedule more activities over their weekend than at any other time. When was the last time you were really free on a Saturday night? And if you were, didn't you really just want to make it 'you time'? I can't say I blame you. It's a little hard to excuse yourself from your friends and families to draw a cute little pony. You probably don't feel like you really have the time. But I would encourage you to dig a little deeper and work a little harder to find those little holes in your schedule you can fill with a sketch. It doesn't take much! You'll like the way it makes you feel.

    Prize time! IDW is the latest returning champion, and let me tell you, if you have to repeat a prize, you can't really do much better than an awesome comic pack including hand drawn pictures from the official comic artists. It's a super cool and unique prize that anybody should be thrilled to own. Take your shot at one today! And of course, thank you again to IDW for throwing their lot in with the ATG and giving such an amazingly generous prize for us to offer. It's been a fun and unique twist to this year's event and we couldn't possibly have pulled it off without help from people like them.

    Our Day 11 winner is a delicate balancing act, with the suave and cultured Octavia balancing precariously on some fractured advice. Hang in there, filly! Lucky number 98, our winner is ArrJaySketch! Congratulations, and we'll be in touch with you shortly!

    For a lot of reasons, winter is a great time to take a trip. Folks from warm climates like to head to cooler ones to partake of all the snowbound activities, and those from cooler places sometimes like to run away from subzero temperatures to remember what the sun looks like. And of course, it's a fantastic excuse to head back to your roots and see old friends and family again, that the business of our lives keeps us from keeping up constant contact with. The overarching trend in our final few themes is "warm the heart", so with that in mind, Draw a pony traveling/Draw a pony family.

    Submit all entries here by December 14 at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7). Just make sure you take the time to check out tonight's gallery below the break before you jet off to draw your adventuring ponies. We've got the fire all warmed up, and it just won't be the same without you!
  • Music of the Day #420

    Twilight Sparkle is watching you, even now!

    It's Music of the Day time.  Sorry these have been a little bit rare.  Mornings keep getting dominated by things, and evenings are ATG nights.

    Now go! Get some music.

  • Comic: Tales of the Sugarcube Corner / At the Gala / It's That Time Again / Without Magic 33 / Crazy Future 47 / Endings and Beginnings 4 / For One Day 6 - End

    Now this is a wonderful way to introduce an OC! Quite a wonderful backstory backed up with gorgeous traditional artwork. Give it a look above!

    Comic time! Click for full!

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  • Spotlight Music: Snowblind / Cheerfully

    Aviators brings on the James Bond style stuff (Just imagine Fluttershy in her dangeorus business uniform for the sake of ponyness), and finish with some jazzy stuff from Art Fonseca! Get both below.

    1.) Aviators - Snowblind (Vocal - Rock)
    2.) Cheerfully - Original by Art Fonseca (Vocal - Jazz)

  • Drawfriend Stuff #1378

    I haven't played League of Legends in so long. One of these days I need to go back to it. A lot of my gaming group switched to Dota a while back, but I've been dying to play some Rammus lately.

    Anyway, art time! Get more below!

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    Ahri the nine tailed pony

  • Meet The BlogPonies: Phoe

     I'm told there might just be a reference hiding in here, but I'm not sure if it's true.

     Next up is one of the most friendly and devious being many will ever have the pleasure to meet. She's known for doing Let's Plays and handling our own Newbie Artist Training Grounds here on EQD but only in one of those can you hear her adorable voice. Meet Phoe below!

  • Tumblr Year in Review - My Little Pony 8th Most Reblogged Animated TV Show

    Tumblr may have an... interesting reputation these days, but that doesn't mean there aren't a whole bunch of completely sane people still using it! And these people love reblogging them some ponies.  The 2014 Tumblr in Review page popped a top 20 list up, and pony came in 8th, next to Steven Universe and Gravity Falls.  I'm actually surprised it wasn't at the top, but we have been in an absolutely insane hiatus for the past year.

    Anyway, get the full list over here.

    Thanks to Andrew for sending it!
  • Livestream Saturdays and Drawfriend

    December already! Seems like 2014 just started, didn't it? Man, pony sure does make time go by fast. So why not spend some of that speeding pony time watching some great artists? You won't regret it!

    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.

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  • Hasbro Toy Shop Running 20% Off Sale on Pony Merch

    I have no idea who Holly Dash is, but you can get her and a boatload of other pony merchandise for 20% off at Hasbro Toy Shop.  The Code (MLPHOLIDAY) ends on the 22nd of December. This deal doesn't combine with any of their other coupons going on right now though according to the terms of service, but it can't hurt to try for their free shipping at different tiers.

    If you are interested, head on over here for the pony section!

  • Poll Results: Hypothetical - Season 5 has a Running Theme of "Hook the Mane 6 Up with boyfriends/girlfriends"! How would you React?

    Color me surprised at this one.  I would have expected way more outrage.  You guys tend to do that a lot to me though.  Give all the mane cast boyfriends and 40% of you are interested, but a misplaced undergarment in Drawfriend and it's World War 3!

    Get the results of this one below the break!

    Next Poll: 
    Would you be open to Sunset Shimmer returning to Equestria and joining the mane cast? She pretty much element of harmonied herself in the movie.  It wouldn't be too far fetched. 

    Now go vote!

  • Pony Shwings Now Available on Amazon

    A while back, we posted up a few teasers for an upcoming line of pony show accessories called "Shwings". It looks like they are now available. The Twilight Sparkle wings and face above are one of many new designs available over on Amazon. Right now, they all appear to go anywhere from $5-$8, depending on what piece you choose from, wings being the most expensive.  

    Now go! Dawn your pony icarus wings!

    Thanks to @Moon_Beaming for sending it!

  • Hasbro Absorbs Liongate's Micheal Burns For Future Movie Work

    Hasbro's board of directors has shifted once again, as is the norm for these large companies. Lions Gate big wig Micheal Burns has signed on to help continue their theater seat domination with the various Hasbro brands entering that space. Chances are, pony will be one of them with the big budget major movie releasing in 2017.

    A quote from Market Watch:

    “Michael’s financial acumen and extensive operational experience in developing and distributing award-winning original content make him an excellent addition to Hasbro’s Board of Directors,” said Hasbro Chairman Alfred J. Verrecchia. “We welcome him to the Board and look forward to working with him as we execute our content-led branded play strategy and explore new opportunities to deliver content directly to consumers.”
    "The media expertise that Michael brings to Hasbro and our Board is invaluable and we believe that he will make a tremendous addition to our already strong Board of Directors,

     Here's to hoping this means more good things! That pony movie needs to take over the world!

    Thanks to SleepySteve and JohnMellen for sending it! 

  • Top 10 Pony Songs of November 2014 - Community Voted

    Music continues to dominate even without an active show to remix, and November was no slouch on quality tracks.  The votes have been compiled, and we now have a top 10 pony songs for you all to dig into! Get it below!

  • Random Crystal Empire Sound Files Hidden in New Gameloft Everfree Forest Update - Is it On The Way?

    The Everfree Forest update dropped a few days ago for the Gameloft My Little Pony game on iOS, and already people are digging into the files looking for secrets and future additions that might have been added.  This time they struck gold, with 74 dialogue files hidden, covering everything from Sombra's "CRYYYYSTALS" to general Cadance and Shining Armor lines. 

    Our submitter, Gabby, notes that the expansion will probably feature two arcs, one dedicated to the season 3 premiere, and another for Games Ponies Play based on what is said.

    If you want to listen in on all of them, get a video below!

  • Piano Transcription - Find the Music In You

    WeimTime returns with yet another crazy piano transcription, this time focusing on Find the Music in You. Head on down below the break to check it out if you usually follow these!

  • Equestria Girls #3 On the Way

    It looks like we may have yet another Equestria Girls on the way in the future, to join the armada of other things in the pony pipeline.  With how well received the second one was, it's not too surprising.  We even have a 3rd book floating around on Amazon.

    As for dates, settings, themes, or anything else, we will just have to wait! Just a few more months of hiatus before the flood of new pony and pony related things hits!
  • Early Morning Discussion #63

    Rainbow Dash will do just about anything for some cider! Maybe if you kept your money in a safer place, RD.

    Morning guys, ready to chat?
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