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Weekly Wrap Up [7/10/2011]

Time for your weekly wrap up, a little late but between work and a few pony related meetings online, I got behind on writing this last night.  So here is your week in review..

Pony Buses in Mexico – (EqD) Pictures of MLP advertisement on buses from Mexico City appeared from TheSunAndTheRainfall from Ponychan.  You can see Hasbro and the Hub ramping up for Season 2 and I’m sure now well aware of its popularity among us non-little-girl fans.  This of course with the billboard from LA.

Featured Artist – Nya-nyannu – (DH) The second entry to our Featured Artist series, Nya-nyannu is the creator of several OC pony comics which have grabbed the attention of many people, mainly focusing on the little social hang up of life that many people have.

Season 2 Episode 19 Title Revealed – (EqD) Apparently the name of episode 19 of Season 2 was leaked to the MLP IMDB page, though you can only speculate if its real or fake, and if its real, what is the meaning.  The episode is dubbed Putting Your Hoof Down which does sound like an episode, obviously some pony is doing something which requires (probably Twilight) to put a stop to it.

Social Brony Facebook App – (DH) Sedthh wrote a Pony App for Facebook, called SocialBrony.  Its still in beta version but lets you send Derpy Mail, write to Celestia and more.

ID Tech Camp Professor Converts Entire Class To Pony – (EqD)  A professor from the iD Tech Camp at Washington U converted an entire game development class into ponies, through mad science.  The camp program usually has a theme week in which ponies were added to the list as a joke, but instead there was a massive out pouring of pony material created.

Behind the Scenes Video – (DH)  A video that is floating around which shows some of the background work going into the show, namely the voice actors.  Note that its not Terra Strong doing Twilight in this, most people caught that.  Its thought that this video shows earlier recording sessions, as it doesn’t seem to be the final cut that is on the show.  An interesting watch.

Extensive Pony Dictionary – (EqD) Sagebrush and “B” have created a dictionary which covers the terminology of the fandom, from blank flank to fillyfooler.  Its an interesting read, I’ve had it open for several days, as I was planning on posting it in the news.

Animation World Network:  Of Ponies and Bronies – (DH) Online magazine the Animation World Network has written a positive article on bronies, it covers the history and facts of the fandom and the show itself, Faust’s path on being hired, and even a section about Derpy Hooves.

MLP Facebook Page Announces Fan Forum – (EqD)  It was announced about mid week via the official MLP Facebook page that there was a surprise, and it turns out to be a fan forum, or well another section of the facebook page that’s suppose to act like it.  According to Cereal @ EqD it looked pretty much like another ‘wall’ to post on.

Featured Artist:  Pixelkitties – (DH)  Another great artist in the community, Pixelkitties has done multiple comics such as Derp of the Moon, a more or less commentary on the new Transformers movie, and My Little Sunshine, an epic 5+ page comic (serious but comedic at the same time) about Celestia missing and the ponies of Ponyville attempting to light the moon on fire, to bring about warmth and spring.

Hungarian Pony Magazine – (EqD) There seems to be a monthly pony magazine coming from Hungarian, I haven’t looked into it too much but of course Seth & EqD have, check the article.

Featured Story – Dinky Doo’s Father Revealed by RoyGBiv – (DH)  A very touching story about how Derpy met Dinky’s father, Bran Muffin, and the love they shared.  First entry into the Library of Derp, and a story I’m still thinking about.  I read somewhere RGB might be working on a sequel to this, more or less following Bran Muffin after the events told in this story (won’t say anymore as not to ruin the story).

July 15th – Official Brony Appreciation Day – (EqD)  The official twitter of MLP has declared July 15th to be Brony Appreciation Day!  No one is sure what this means, either its just a day declared for us, or the MLP people are going to do something fun, or the older generation fans are going to herd us into the barn, lock it and burn it.  You just never know :)

Ponies Around the World Event – (EqD) A brony by the name of Vaum is holding an event, basically take a pony toy and go take a picture of it near a landmark that might be near you.  You only got until the 13th, so if this is the first you heard of it, best get cracking.  Full details in the article.

Pony Episode Chronology – (EqD) RusselH on dA put together a bubble graph that attempts to put the episodes of Season 1 into a working order.  You know how the episodes go, Winter Wrap Up, and then two episodes later we’re dealing with the leaves of fall.  This tries to put it down into a timeline based on the facts in each episode, a very interesting read.

And that’s all for the Weekly Wrap Up.  I never got around of doing the Arts & Crafts wrap up last week, and the fact that some weeks there are just not a ton of arts & crafts being made.  So hopefully in the next 24 hours, we’ll have a 2 week A&C wrap up.

And now, for something different…

Social Brony Facebook App

sedthh delivered this one and pretty much wrote the article himself. Copy and paste skills, don’t fail me now!

Hi, I just wrote a Pony app for Facebook, called SocialBrony! It allows you to send Derpy Mail, write to Celestia and more.

Being beta version, it’s still a bit buggy and only works with Firefox at the moment :(


MLP Facebook Page Reveals New Forum

I honestly have no idea why I blacked out the names, you all know where to find them.
The site isn’t working right now though, I’ll link it when I can. Just don’t expect to find me there.

Behind the Scenes video is BACK! [updated AGAIN!]

It looks like someone goofed and the video probably wasn’t meant to be released to the masses, if you’re one of the unlucky ones who didn’t get to see it last night, sorry. It looks like the post was removed from EqD as well. Hopefully someone finds a mirrored copy or something just to sate the curiosity of those who didn’t get to see it.


We try to get things up as soon as we can, but most of the time we have to rely on our own hoofwork and just can’t focus on it 24/7. Help us help you, as they say.

Animation World Network – Of Ponies and Bronies

An article has appeared on Animation World Network‘s site about bronies, and its a positive one.  You probably already caught this from EqD (which is my source….obviously).  It covers a good amount of aspects of our little subculture, what MLP is (the female toy to Transformers via Hasbro) and covers Faust and her career, which I did find interesting personally, I like to speculate.
I won’t ruin the whole article but Faust’s story kind of sparked some thought.  According to the article, Faust was at Hasbro pitching her personal work, the Galaxy Girls, and the woman she was talking to pulled out an MLP (probably g3.5) DVD and asked if she was interested.  We know that the toys were Faust’s favorite from childhood, but that she wasn’t into the show itself for being too girly.  Thus we have our lovely creation of g4.
But what comes to mind is just questioning if Faust had done MLP so try and get the Galaxy Girls in the door at Hasbro or any studio, and that her leaving after writing had wrapped up for season 2 was due to the fact that she now had interest in the Galaxy Girls, or that Hasbro did not bite on the concept and she’s moving on to attempt somewhere else.  Yeah I know, its not news, but I figure I can spice things up with my own personal thoughts (or bore you to death).
Anyways, its a great article that covers all the bases and even talks about Derpy for a few paragraphs.  Its a good read, and a positive one to counter that bullcrap from NPR and Fox (like they count).

Weekly Wrap Up [7/3/2011]

We’ll start off this week’s wrap up with the awesome PMV above, “MLP FIM FanFic” or as Plaster titled it here, Gotcha.  If you haven’t caught this video yet, you may scratch your head at the first part, but it’ll all come together.  The story you could say (at least in my mind) is what happened between Celestia and Luna “1000” years ago in a different version of Equestria where technology had advanced big time, but had also brought grief, pain and suffering to the world.  Celestia fixes this, and washes away the memories of this grief.

And now for the Wrap Up, like last week this is giving you the brief version of what happened in the pony community over the past week, typically notable posts from EqD and ourselves here.  So let’s finish up our holiday cheer.

Adult Swim Mentions Ponies (EqD) – Adult Swim mentioned bronies in one of their sunday night bumps, rating us on the creepy scale as #2, Furries getting #3 and the word “Moist” getting #1.  Some bronies seem to not be familiar with [as] and the fact they make fun of everything and everyone, including their own shows and staff at times, and you know there are bronies within their own.  It was then pointed out that their forum section “Other Anime” features a banner with ponies on it, and apparently that has been around since May.  Either way you take it, its still better than NPR or Fox has been painting us.  I didn’t bother posting a report, totally missed the bump though, as its always on at my place (though isn’t watched too often).

Ponies Down Under (DH) Aussie Magazine “The Mercury” released a positive article on us bronies, which is nice between all the negative stuff we’ve been slapped with from NPR and Fox (like they count for anything).

Friendship is Magic Billboard (EqD) – A billboard appeared in LA for ponies, I think this notes the first major advertisement (outside of television) that has been spotted.  Shows the cast of 6 and the word “Bridlemaids” which is a take on the movie poster of Bridgesmaids (see article for both pictures).

MLP Flash Game Update #4 (DH) – Fourth development video from the MLP:FiM Flash Game team, showing off some of the characters and villains that will be featured (and ensuring that even though its G1 villains, they will be awesome in G4 style).  They are looking for voice actors and flash artists still, hit them up.

Urban Dictionary Word of the Day: Bronies (EqD) – Maybe not exactly news, but I figure its a note that bronies are spreading all around, there was many things that came up this week, such as the adult swim thing, urban dictionary, the aussie magazine, etc.

Mane 6 Now Has A Website (DH) Those crazy ponies making the old school pony fighting game now have a website where you can get the latest information and news on the project.

Equestria Gaming Art Contest (DH) – Affiliate EqG is holding an art contest, and it must be related to gaming and or to EqG itself.  Winning prize is one of the “Under $10” games on Steam, and there’s a ton of them.

Test Your Might (DH) – A simple speed test where you answer questions about ponies and the episodes within a 10 minute time frame, seems to be popular with people.

Webcomic Romantically Apocalyptic endorses ponies (DH) – A none pony related web comic has joined the herd, Romantically Apocalyptic follows the story of Captain and Snippy in a post-nuclear disaster world (namely in NYC).  Odd and insane humor, it joins other web comics who have joined up.

And well folks, that is the wrap up.  Shows how much real news we have when you boil it down, and even then a fair amount of what I just repeated is more to remind people of things or points of interest.

Tomorrow night.. Indie Pony Merchandise Wrap Up.

Mane 6 Now Has A Website

I feel kinda bad, these guys have been around for a while and I haven’t been able to give them any love. This is that time.

The guys who are making the MLP Fighting Game that’s making waves has set up a news page for people to follow for updates. Check that out here!