While reading up on the MLP Physics Impossibilities Video on BoingBoing, in the comments someone had linked this in response to BB not knowing we existed. It may not be earth-shattering news, but knowing that the fandom has created enough noise that the FANDOM gets it’s own article on Wikipedia is an interesting feat. Check that out in this link.
Second, I’m sure you’ve noticed the increased amount of news being posted on here recently, with a new name attatched at the bottom. Some of you may know me, I go by plaster. I asked Derpysquad if I could help out when he’s busy making a living and he happily obliged. I’ll be going around and collecting whatever news I can from the source. Having been in the fanbase since October of 2010, I’ve gained quite the collection of connections from all over the fandom. If you have any news you want posted quickly, please contact me at [email protected] (The official report news button is buggy and is being looked into by the lovely Muffin Overlords.)
My goals for this site is to deliver any news I can about official Hasbro released news and videos from Hubworld as quickly as possible as well as any cool fan projects I can get my hands on.
In light of the newfound activity and to anyone just wondering; I’ve been on great terms with the guys at EqD and I don’t intend to try to “overtake them” or “be better than them” in any way. Derpysquad put it best: “I like to think of it as we are the Colbert Report to their Daily Show.” I do feel that since we originally opted out on hosting fanfiction posts we can focus on the news you care for most better than anything and get the news you want quicker without stepping on anyone’s toes.
On that note, we may not be the first place you go to for your pony news. But hey, we still love you.
Don’t forget about us!
(oh god Derpysquad don’t fire me for this)
A friend who is near and dear to us on the Derpyhooves team is also working on the layout team for the second seaon. Coming to us with great information to those who have been wondering about those background ponies that only got one episode in the limelight.
This bit of information is in regards to Pokey Pierce who showed up in Call of the Cutie, he was the one who popped the balloons at the party.
“Turns out Pokey’s build was just made for that ONE scene and no one dropped it back into the library so we could use him. So today I rerigged him and am gonna put him in so even if he doesn’t get in, i will leave him in case someone wants to use him. Probably any BG pony you’ve only seen once is sort of misplaced in files, but still kicking around.”
We had also gotten information about Vinyl Scratch from this source earlier this month along the same lines. She was specially made for that episode by TopDraw, one of the animation companies that worked on the first season.
The animation staff indeed knows and listens to us! Hopefully Hasbro realizes this soon enough to get all of our sweet, sweet moolah.
I know this is somewhat older news, but it deserves a longer spot in the limelight.
I personally would love to see this happen, along with some drama tracks thrown in there from the VA’s. It’s one of the easiest ways to bring new official content without all the effort.
It’s up over one thousand signatures already, but we need more support! Please consider signing even if you don’t plan on purchasing it, every signature helps!
Just in on the Derpy Hooves news floor (or submit inbox)…
On May 26th 2011, from 2pm to 3pm PST (5pm to 6pm EST), Daniel Ingram, musical composer of FiM will be interviewed by The Fan. You might remember these guys from the Tara Strong interview, though I’m sure Ingram is probably more aware (especially by now) of the fandom that dwells on the internet.
All bronies are welcome to join The Fan’s IRC channel during the interview, which can be found on the Rizon network, #918thefan. If you’re not an IRC user, you can hit up the web chat. And of course you can listen via the giant [LISTEN NOW] button found on their website, 918thefan.com.
If you’re not going to be around, well then you can catch the recording which will be uploaded to their website, and possibly a youtube afterwards (depending on edit time). So either way, you won’t miss it.
Now available from Kanti, MLP:FiM Keychains! I see EqD already had this up on their page, but oh well, if you submit, I will post. Kanti has an indie merchant shop going and features multiple keyrings, such as the Derpy above (EqD used my second choice, Psycho Pinkie). The shop features all of the cast members, a few multiples and of course the more well liked background ponies. I’d grab one as I am looking for a keychain for my motorcycle, but I’d probably get beat for having a heart shape keyring. Need some regular round ones! But definitely awesome, you can go order them over here….