• Nightly Roundup #1277

    I know when I was a kid the snow couldn't distract me forever! I guess Rarity here was hoping for a little more time to get all the holiday cooking done before Sweetie Belle 'helps' out. Oh well, there's always the next batch Rarity!

    Evening my friends! Ready for the news?

    Tonight's Stories

    Ponies in a Peru Physics Test

    Twilight is using her powers to appear on paper in our world now! Too bad it was for a physics problem where she has to pull a heavy block around. Better luck next time Sparkle!

    Cantermare University: Andrea Libman Skype Call

    Very cool interview with Andrea Libman from Cantermare University! Check it out above!

    Bat ponies and Thestrals; stories of the night

    Looks like the competition for the $125 is finally over! For you guys that like bat ponies, thestrals and more check the link below to find all the winners!

    Some caution though, a few of the fics that won are NSFW so proceed at your own risk!

    Check out the full story here!

    Netflix Uses Ponies in an Article About Streaming Quality and Encoding

    Just as the title says up above! Netflix used Ponies as an example in an article about stream quality and encoding. Find it at the link below.

    Check out the full story here!

    Tonight's Successful Meetups

    Fillydelphia Bronies Holiday Meet-Up

    The Fillydelphia Bronies held their second annual meet-up in Philadelphia today. We all met at City Hall by the large Christmas tree, then journeyed to a local IHOP for a late lunch. After that, we went from the pop-up christmas village to a nearby FYE to shop for pony merch, then we ended our night with the holiday show at the Comcast building. A great time was had by all!

    BDC Winter Prom Formal

    Bronies in Salt Lake City attended their first ever Winter Prom Formal, held by Bronies Drinking Coffee. The one-night event saw Bronies exchanging gifts, snapping pictures, and dancing the night away. Some of us even meet up at a local restaurant for an after party dinner at the end of the night.

    BDC's wonderful volunteer staff helped put together a wonderful night for everyone, and we certainly hope that they enjoyed themselves.

    We would also like to thank several of our own very talented local artists for putting together several drawings and posters for the event. Thanks to Scribble Sonnet (https://www.facebook.com/scribblesonnet), Befish Productions (http://befishproductions.deviantart.com/), Cyrus Guild Art (http://cyrusguildart.deviantart.com/) and domickee (http://domickee.deviantart.com/) for their incredible art!

    Bronies Drinking Coffee holds weekly Brony meetups and episode viewings at Kafeneio Coffeehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah every Saturday starting at 10am. We hang out, play video games, watch pony, and keep each other from going crazy during the hiatus. You can find their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/broniesdrinkingcoffee or their facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/coffeebronies where they will post about upcoming local Brony events and gatherings.

    Tonight's Groups Looking For More

    Looking for Storyboard/Animatic Artists for "Getting Stronger" Animation

    Me and a couple of other people have decided that we want to animate the song "Getting Stronger" by Black Gryph0n (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pp0kdfFzM0) [NOTE: I did not create this song or video] and we are looking for some artists to make storyboards which will eventually be animated.


    P.S. Anyone who happens to want to help with this can contact me at this email ([email protected])

    "Its a Pony Kind of Christmas" (PMV) is Looking for Background Artists!

    Attention background artists! My name is Jeremy, but most people refer me to my online persona - EndenDragon. I am the founder of a small YouTube channel, TheCraftedDragon, where I upload various videos from Minecraft Machinimas to some of the popular My Little Pony animations. I am currently a student learning how to animate in flash and I need your help.

    I am currently working on a Christmas special using the newly released song, "It's a Pony Kind of Christmas." Art isn't my thing (MS Paint is too pro for me), so I need some of your help in designing some backgrounds for my next animation. The backgrounds that I am looking for either needs to be a vector (SVG or AI) or a really large PNG (boneswolbach's background sizes are perfect! Check him out if you need to know the dimensions.). Both formats are equally preferred!

    Some of the backgrounds I need are as follows (In order of priority):
    - Various Canterlot Entrances (see the "At the Gala" song for reference) winterfied
    - Winterfied Sweet Apple Acres
    - Various outdoor winter scenes
    - Ponyville winterfied
    - etc.

    I also in need of someone who could design props (Christmas tree, presents, etc), that would be greatly helpful.

    I will be crediting each and every backgrounds I use (please tell me how I can credit you - deviantart, youtube, etc). You may also modify existing backgrounds (eg. in MLP-vectorclub deviantart). But please tell me so I may credit both you and the original artist.

    Also, please note - I cannot accept any backgrounds which has FALLING snow or any ponies in the scene. They will look frozen in the animation as I cannot remove them from the background before importing it in flash.

    Here is a preview of Fluttershy's scene (NOT FINAL):
    [Video - https://youtu.be/ZIi6N3axhtU]

    If you would like to help, hit me up via email: [email protected]

    I am looking forward to be having your help on my next animation and hopefully have the animation to be released before Hearth Warming Eve (Christmas Eve if you don't get it..)! Thank you for taking your time reading this and have a nice day!

    Best Regards,
    EndenDragon /)

    Giveaway Fausticorn Plush

    Holiday time is upon us and it's time for my very first giveaway!

    First and most importantly - happy holidays to you all! I hope you all have a super fantastic holiday season. :)

    Patreon/Future Giveaways:
    I recently started up a Patreon in October and I'd like to promote it a little by giving back to you all. This giveaway is not directly tied to anything on Patreon (as that is against their rules). However! It's because of the support of Patreon and people like you that I am able to have the means to do these fun extra things like this. I'm hoping to gain more Patreon support so I can have the ability to do things like this more often or maybe even with bigger prizes. :)

    My Patreon right now is mostly focused on sharing more WIP and behind-the-scenes images. I also have a few fun perk rewards like postcards and limited small plush flat-price commission slots.

    What do I get if I win?
    You get this cute Fausticorn Tsum Tsum!

    Is it totally, completely free?
    Yep! I will even pay for the shipping. Yes, internationally too! Everybody is welcome!
    (International people: I will mark her as a gift (because it is!) so it should eliminate customs fees in most circumstances)

    How do I enter?
    It's very easy! The only thing you need to do is be my watcher here on DeviantArt. Then all you have to do is leave a comment on this deviation/post (below all of this text) that says something about wanting to be entered. You could be like "Please enter me!" or "I like free stuff, gimmie!" or whatever fun message about entering the contest that you'd like to say. If you want to make a journal to help me promote that would be awesome and I would appreciate it a lot - but it's totally optional and not required.

    Note: Please be my watcher on DeviantArt before you enter, and still be a watcher when I pick the prize winner. If I pick you to win and you're not a watcher I will pick someone else. It's a pretty small requirement, though!

    The giveaway ends on December 31st midnight EST. A winner will be picked on January 1st.

    Get more information here!

    Tonight's Podcasts and Blogs

    ZapCast #1 | Season 5 and beyond, bullying within fandoms

    Top 15 Brony Songs of 2011/2012

    Holiday Horses: Pony DVDs

    MLP Analysis: 'The Cutie Re-Mark' Review (The Good & The Bad)

    Stable Condition Episode 1

    We submitted our episode zero last week, but we now have our official episode one ready and posted for the podcast! This one includes a review of the very first episode and a discussion about how we got into the fandom/what being a brony means to us.

    We certainly hope you enjoy it! Also, PG-13 warning (some swearing)

    King of Limbo CamGoesPony

    The Wonderbronies Season Finale Podcast

    The Wonderbronies Season Finale Podcast is coming around the corner! Join us this Sunday December 20 at 5pm-8pm EST on Lovinity Community radio ( https://lovinity.org/radio_wonderbronies ) as we discuss our final thoughts on Season 5 of My Little Pony Friendship is magic as well as our hopes and predictions for Season 6. We will also be discussing about a new Social Network that was recently opened up, EquestrianMagikz. And last but not least, we hope to bring you DJ Lone Star for an hour of rockin' Jams.
    Chat room will be open during the show to chat live with all of us.

    The MBS Show Episode 196

    Hey there Bronies and Pegasisters!

    In today’s episode of The MBS Show, we talk to our friends over at the Highland Bronies. Join us as we talk about their show and what they have plan for the future.

    Check it out in the link below!

    Tonight's Merchandise

    Today In Pony History

    December 16 , 2011-2014

    2011 - Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle wish us a Merry Christmas.

    2012 - Corey Powell joins Twitter!

    2013 - Pony race made for Starbound.

    2014 - Season 4 character poster appears!

    Twitter: Calpain