Alright, so here is July’s Contest! This one will be a tad different than the last two. This time, it’s an art contest! Now, for the specifics. The picture has to relate to, in some way, this website (Equestria Gaming), and be video game related. It can be pretty much anything, as long as you find some way to plop this in it. I would suggest drawing an image about Ponies and Video games, then putting the EqG thing in somehow last minute (like, lets say you make a cool Fallout picture, and just plop something Equestria Gaming on a billboard, or on a tiny candy wrapper somewhere, or a television, or a book).
Anyway, here are the official rules:
-Must be an image. (derp de derp)
-Must have ponies (Can be ponies, or human versions of them)
-Steven Magnet and Spike count as ponies
-Must have SOMETHING related to Equestria Gaming in it
–I am related to Equestria Gaming
-Must be related to video games somehow
-Keep at appropriate guys, porn won’t be counted as an entry, and stay away from excessive gore.
-One entry per person
-The drawing can be a sketch, scan, fully completed digital image, hell it can even be drawn on a napkin if you want!
–You cannot use an already created image
–I had Strawberry Oatmeal for breakfast this morning. It was good.
The prize for this contest will be any game on Steam that is under $10 :D
Here is a link to Games under $10
When you have the story completed, please submit it to me at[email protected]
The message title should be ‘Art Contest’
In the email you should provide the link to the image, author name, and other information you want me to know about it.
The image is kinda small, but I was able to read the whole thing (if you’re having problems open it in a new tab/window). For once, we’re shown in a completely positive light. The news paper is named “The Mercury”. I kinda wished they wouldn’t have added the /b/ronies logo though, those guys are extreme.
Well it seems our little community has been in the news most recently (community = FiM fans, not DerpyHooves.com), as Seth over at EqD was part of an interview on an NPR Radio Show, by the name of Bluff, The Listener. You can find the news article from EqD and links to the show itself right here. And of course we get painted as unemployed basement dwellers with no lives. To note, Seth did a very good job of presenting the community in a not so insane light (and again makes me glad this site didn’t become as popular as EqD, I wouldn’t be interviewed for all the tea in china, yes ALL the tea).
Sadly my internet is being cranky and I didn’t get to listen to the interview, just read the transcript off the Bluff page, and it seems to be only part of the show. But from what I saw, said it was unemployed men 18 to 20 and that Seth runs the blog from his mother’s basement. Like Seth says in the post, do not freak out, this is how these shows get ratings. Sadly there is no “news” anymore, just news related shows trying to kill each other over ratings and money. The good old days of when a news reporter would sit down, and tell you everything that happen is now long gone. Do we go with the kittens being saved from a storm drain story, or the toddle who’s face got ripped off by rabid dogs? You know which one they are going to pick. But there is no point in huffing up over what the media tells everyone. And of course they do this without researching most of the facts.
So you ignore them, and tolerate them. We all know what this community is about, and who we are. Like any group, yes I’m sure there are unemployed bronies who may live with their parents, and may possibly live in the sub-ground section of the house. But hey, the economy sucks here in the States. I’m sure over 51% of the community are late high school and college bound bronies. We have a ton of talent floating around with all the games, artwork, plushes, pins, nicknacks, videos, music. So who cares what NPR of all things would think, they get filed right next to Fox News in my “bat shit crazy” file cabinet.
Do I live in my parents basement? God no. Am I employed? Yes, 8 years with the same company as a truck driver. I think we’ll be going with Plaster’s idea for a site slogan – The Working Man’s Pony Site. Its more the fact that Plaster & I are blue collar workers, and that is why the site isn’t updated constantly.
And that’s my two bits. And for the record, these kinds of things is what I mean by “long winded”. Coming up next, Arts & Crafts Wrap Up.
Goooood Morning Equestria,
PinFilly wishes to announce (back on the 19th…) that Pony Pin Pre-Orders are now open over at PonyOrders. Shipping will depend on your location, and it will take 3 weeks to a month to get the pins from the company once they have been ordered.
Ordering can be located right here.
Feedback is also listed on the site.
Any questions feel free to e-mail PinFilly @ PonyOrders.wordpress.com.