Before the age of JanAnimations and Duo Cartoonist the realm of pony animation was relatively simple. We had series like PONY.MOV and MrPoniator's animations for instance but there was still plenty of void to fill. Then one day along came an artist by the name of Alfa995 who came out of the blue with an amazing ponified version of the Card Captor intro starring Derpy!
From then on Alfa995 cemented himself into fandom history, providing the fandom with plenty of Derpy cuteness and the popular 'Ponies Sliding Into Boxes' meme. While he hasn't uploaded any new pony content to his Youtube channel in about a year there is always hope he might one day blow us away again!
Check on after the break for a list of his pony works.
January had some of the most interesting news yet, with the introcution of season 6 information, as well as the BIG Spring release date! We have McDonalds Toys, Tons of fun fan stuff, and loads of new EQD posts.
Below the break, we recap it all. Go get your January in review, or catch up on what you may have missed if you weren't around!
In other news, we are still looking for other post ideas. Send an email to the Submit@equestriadaily.com box with what you got!
BronyCon is starting up it's inevitable flood of show talent announcements for the event in July. Time to get that going with some Michelle Creber and BlackGryph0n.
Get the release below!
Plant horses UNLEASH. This is apparently the final form of an Earth Pony. It's what happens when one ascends to alicorn level. Or something. I made all that up. It's actually a League of Legends character.
Get some art below!
Zyra by ZiG-WORD
Every year, the fandom sits and waits for the next round of episodes to start airing. We twiddle our thumbs and flex creative muscle to break up the monotony of no new pony. This usually involves adopting less-explored characters and giving them a spotlight.
Nothing beats a show appearance though, and quite a few excellent ponies have been briefly introduced but left on the sidelines as the years go on. Equestria is one of those worlds where just about anyone could have an incredible storyline. It's hard to resist wanting more!
Below the break five under-used ponies are given some love. Now go! Celebrate some side equines.
Ponies may not have intricate, fingered limbs for grasping and using tools, but that doesn't mean they don't find some way to make do. Sports isn't something we have seen a whole lot in Friendship is Magic over the years, but considering all of their similarities to real life, it wouldn't be too surprising to see them involved in some things that we do here on earth.
If you could pick any human sport and force a bunch of colorful equines to play it, what would it be? Maybe a soccer team? Or do you want to really challenge them and have a group of earth ponies play some baseball? I'm sure Minuette wouldn't mind the extra dental income.
Ms. Moondancer gets a bit of love in the first slot with... synthpop? I guess! Followed by an original vocal track from Crystal Slave. Get both below as always!
1.) Freewave - The Mistake (Instrumental - Synthwave)
2.) Crystal Slave - By Myself [EARLY RELEASE!] (Vocal - Progressive House)
Quote: This is an absolutely stunning example of how to pull off an AU, and capture a fairy tale all in one. - Pre-Reader The Masked Ferret
Description:The Enchanted Library (New Part 17!)
Everypony enjoys myths and ponytales, even if they know such things aren't real. Princesses fighting against a spirit of chaos? A princess trapped in a library under a tree, waiting to be found? Quite enchanting and fantastic tales yes, but nonetheless as fictional as Daring Do and other such stories, right? Well, Rarity used to think that, too.
She doesn't anymore.
Additional Tags: RariTwi AU, romance, adventure,
BronyCon has added a new section for those above the age of 21 called "&Up" Programming, essentially paving the way for things that are usually banned at the event. They don't go into specifics on what exactly is allowed other than a vague "Comedy club and local bar setting", meaning that adult artist alley or clop panel idea may not actually be what is hinted here, but I'm sure we will find out soon enough what gets the acceptance.
They have panel submissions open for it now. Get the press release below!
by The Illustrious Q"I think it's only fair to warn you, this facility is surrounded by a highly trained team of 130 Black Op Snipers."—Maxwell Smart, Get Smart
You know, going with a Red Bull joke for starting this post probably isn't the way to go about introducing this comic. For one thing, children should not be drinking it. Even if it would—NOPE!
Not going to go that wings route.
Well it's comic release day everyone! So let's go check out the links below to discover if Twilight Sparkle introduces Rainbow Dash to her good friend M.A. Larson. If anyone can solve Rainbow's missing wings problem, it's probably him.
Or a can of—*BRICKED*
IDW Digital Store
My Little Pony Comic App
IDW MLP Comic App
Regular Cover by: Tony Fleecs
Subscription Cover by: Brenda Hickey
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Twitter: The Illustrious Q