The background ponies in the latest episode were pretty cute and varied I must admit! It's crazy how many ponies are out there for artists in our fandom to draw from, huh?
News time my friends! Check it all out after the break.
Ratings for Canterlot Boutique are finally in and the numbers are pretty decent despite the mini-hiatus! Nothing less for our favorite fashionista, right? Canterlot Boutique saw 430,000 viewers, which is a small increase over Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep which scored a solid 418,000 viewers!
Hopefully things stay steady through the rest of the season!
Thanks to everyone who sent this one our way.
(I have watched this clip so many times...)
Looks like pegasus dominate in the OC Department. Maybe we should have gone unicorn... I wonder how those mascots ended up dual pegasus?
New poll time!
How many times, if any, do you rewatch episodes?
Get that poll on the side bar, and get the results of this one below the break!
We officially have a pair of mascots now, but a ton of you sent enough submissions to literally deadlock us for a summer on deciding what to do. Filly and Mare? Mare sisters? Single Pony? Colt and Mare? In the end, we decided to go with #4 after more fighting than is possibly healthy in EQD chat (mainly against me and my sisters bias). Seriously, those debates got heated!
We may be making a few changes if Couch Crusader's updates in the chat are any indication for Rocket, but Spotlight is pretty set in stone at the moment. It may not be a bat pony and her filly gamer sister (I'd be all for that, not gonna lie), but it should be a fun pair once we get going with them.
As promised, we have all the submissions compiled up for you all to dig into. People from all around the fandom sent ponies in, with awesome plans all around. Unfortunately, if we go over 70 images some of your computers explode, so we are splitting the post up. The first 30 you may have seen already, the other 40 here are new.
Head on down below to check them out!
Sun poni. Praise the sun. Praise ALL the suns.
Get your art storm below as always! It looks like yesterday survived, so lets hope it keeps going.
When the sun is away Celestia will play. by viwrastupr
DRAGONFORCE: The PMV. And joining that, some of that radio music you all listen to these days got some PMV love too. Get them all below!
1.) Find You
2.) The Magical Twilight
Dashie goes to dreamland with METAL, followed by some vocal dubstep, cause thats not a combo you see much. Get both below!
1.) Flores Del Mal - By Reverbrony (Instrumental - Metal)
2.) L.M. - Lost ( Feat. Strigidae ) (Vocal - Dubstep)
This fandom works FAST! We already have plushies of both Sassy Saddles, and the chubby pony from the 14th episode appearing. Incredible right?
Click the images to go check out their pages.
Comic: Conjured Currency / Recall the Time 34 / Messenger 6 / To Love Alicorn 28 / Find Yourself 131by Calpain
You've got to admit, Rarity is a pretty good business mare. At this point I don't see how she can't be the richest out of her friends, except for Twilight of course. Hard to beat a Princess on the funding scale.
Comic time guys! Click for full!
We've got something extra special for you all today! Lauren Faust sketches of characters from the show have been relatively rare, only appearing for auction or sale a few times here on EqD, with the most notable being the wave of production sketches she sold for charity for the Japanese earthquake back in 2011.
Now a good friend of mine has decided to offer up his sketch of Vinyl Scratch from Lauren for charity with all funds going to the Wildlife Learning Center. This sketch is the very first Vinyl ever drawn by Lauren (as verified by her handwriting on the pic) as she had already left ponies by the time Vinyl made her appearance.
Interested in getting a piece of pony history and helping out with charity at the same time? Check the link below for the auction page and even more detailed information on the history of the drawing and on the Wildlife Learning Center.
Lauren Vinyl Scratch Sketch Ebay Auction
Description: When Gaberdine is awarded a noble title by Princess Celestia, he soon finds out that his new lands contain several surprises. For starters, there is no land in his new barony. Secondly, his new castle turns out to be a broken-down riverboat. And third is… seaponies.
Baron Gaberdine has a lot to learn about his new barony. And himself.
Fortunately, he has a very young teacher.
The One Who Got Away
Drifting Down the Lazy River (Sequel Part 1-2)
Additional Tags: Love, Compromises, and Seaponies
Amazon how has a listing for the soundtrack from the upcoming Friendship games movie. At the moment, it is currently unavailable, but we do get a track list out of it.
Head on down below the break for the songs, since it might be considered it a bit spoilery.
by The Illustrious Q"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."—Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Destiny. Now there's a word I have very mixed feelings about. Boiling down its most basic definition, destiny is the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.
Was Sombra always destined become both a king and a villain? The comics seem to support this idea, but if it were absolutely true then we wouldn't have an alicorn Trixie in the Reflections universe. Twilight would be an alicorn there as well.
Which begs the question of what is destiny. Is it something pre-ordained or is it something that is ultimately chosen on an individual level? And once it has ultimately arrived, can one change their fate?
Perhaps we'll find out today with the release of Siege of the Crystal Empire—Part 1. Be sure to check out the links below to find out!
IDW Digital Store
My Little Pony Comic App
IDW MLP Comic App
Regular Cover by: Andy Price
Subscription Cover by: Sara Richard
1 in 10 Retailer Incentive Cover (Giant Sized X-Men #1 Homage) by: Stewart McKenny
Hot Topic Exclusive Cover (Part 1 of a 4 part connecting cover) by Tony Fleecs—Not on Website
IDW Salt Lake City Comic Con Exclusive Cover by Tony Fleecs
Find a Comic Shop Near YouComic Shop Locator
CBR's Find a Comic Shop
EDIT: Special Thanks to Chevistian1 for the heads up to the HD version of Hot Topic's Cover!
Twitter: The Illustrious Q
Some abstract art as I am feeling a bit abstract after marathoning Undertale. Never heard of Undertale? Go get it now, it's only $10 and it'll be the best $10 you've spent in a long time.
Anyhow, now I can finally go to bed! Bet my dreams are going to be weird tonight...