Horse News doesn’t typically get into reviewing Brony Music. But apparently we don’t have to.
The following comes to us from the Anonymous submit box, from a month ago,which apparently didn’t reach us until now due to some sort of error. But the reviews don’t change anyway so enjoy. 


Semi-Livid:

The following is a collection of short reviews of various songs created by the fandom, written in the wake of a new thread, unedited for the most part. At best, they are well articulated nuggets of literary gold, displaying excellent brevity and wit. At worst, they’re thoughtless, shitty, butthole-ish opinions. Note that later on I actually figure out what the fuck I’m doing. Enjoy.


>Pogosama - Everfree Compromise
5/10

Chill and simple, not my cup of tea though. Still pretty good, just a matter of taste, I think.

>Derpidety - Harmony (Return It)
8/10

>post-rock

YES.

>Derpidety - The Apple Orchard
9/10

>experimental

YESYESYESYESYES this is amazing. And he even says he takes from Toro y Moi, who is one of my favorite artists.

>donglekumquat - Parasprittin’
6/10

Nice electro house beat. I like.

>donglekumquat - Glide
8/10

Ho, snap. This is quality EDM here. Even has the sexy female vocals.


>Kreuhn Pony - Music with Different Parts
TEN OUT OF TEN

Take all of my YESs, just take ‘em

>Kreuhn Pony - No. 15
9/10

Different change in tone, but it’s still amazing.

>Laservega - Twilight’s Quest
3/10

Ehh… nah. Kinda cheesy eurodance-y.

>PiercingSight - Magic (Harmony)
7/10

Grand classical piece.

>PiercingSight - Stargazer (Sparkle)
8/10

Beautiful song on piano.

>PrinceWhateverer - Rainbow Thrash (Revised)
linkinpark/10

Sounds exactly like Linkin Park. This could be good or bad, depending on personal preference.

>Celestia’s Ballad (Flaedr Remix)
5/10

Beginning’s fine, the bass sounds congested and the vocal splices odd though, honestly.

>dBPony - Make This Pony Mine
7/10

Nice upbeat rock-y song. This is enjoyable.

I really like his cover of Hearts Strong as Horses, too.

>Jackle App - I Love Everything
5/10

I wish he’d had put more time into it, it sounds really pretty and dreamy, but the quality of production itself is atrocious.

>Jackle App - Sweetiecut
7/10

This is actually pretty decent, vocal splices are pretty good, and the rest of the track supports it pretty well, and gives it a nice chill feel. EDM kicks feel out of place, though.

>Jackle App - Coolness that Defies Gravity
3/10

Sounds a bit… odd.

His collab with Mic the Mic isn’t that good either, in my very honest opinion.

>Archie - Rainbow And Dash
5/10

It’s nice, but not up to the caliber of electro house that I’d like.

>Archie - Magic Is Timeless (Club Mix)
7/10

This sounds exactly like Avicii. This could be good or bad, depending on personal preference.

His remixes are rockin’ though.

>Aviators - Someone Like Me
7/10

Real good pop-y song.

>Aviators - Set Me Free
6/10

Suddenly, EDM. Not that that’s necessarily bad, though. This is good, too.


>Aftermath - Prismatic
8/10

Hot dog, euphoria at 170 BPM.

>Seventh Element - Twilight Sparkle
8/10

Nice post-rock feel. I like it.

>Faceexplodie - Have Peace Again.
TEN OUTTA TEN

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? This is near SGaP tier.

>Faceexplodie - Doe Eyes
9/10

Real nice dream pop sound. This is good, too.

>L-Train - Moonrise
8/10

Wow, a 25 minute aural epic. It’s beautiful. I can dig this.

>Caine - Sick of Partying
metal/10

This, not so much. Metal rarely finds its way into my listening, and this isn’t an excuse to that. The above song is, though.

>oodorato2 - ウィキウィキポニー
TEN OUT OF TEN

This song sounds like the offspring of Pogo and jazz lovin’ Japanese grill. This is awesome.


>oodorato2 - ポニーリミックス
TEN OUT OF TEEEN

Confirms my suspicions that this guy’s awesome.

>oodorato2 - Pink Pinkie
TEN OUT OF TEEEEEN

Further confirms my suspicions that this guy’s awesome.

>SoaringFlight - Above Cloudsdale
7/10

The guitar with the EDM-y backing track is nice, it’s pretty decent.

>Abrante - May the Best Rap Win
5/10

Nice hip hop track.

>Chief Doggingfood 2x Pinkie Pie
confusedpenis/10

Like his name, this is weird, but kinda cute.

>You´ll Play Your Part (µThunder Remix)
4/10

Sounds like a hodgepodge of Vengeance sample packs and Nexus 2 synths, topped with those auto-tuned vocals, I don’t quite like it.

>Griffinilla + Le Soldat Pony - Broken Horn
7/10

Very nice and calm folk-ish song. That harmonica and banjo.

>Le Soldat Pony - Fortuneteller
7/10

Traded in the acoustic instruments for some dreamy synths. This is nice too.

>M Pallante- Bad Babs Seed
5/10

It’s so weird hearing a rock cover of a song from a little girl’s show. Still decent rock, but I’m not a big fan of it.

>Respin - Rainboom Connection
9/10

I’m digging this. My head is bobbing as I type. Sounds like Pogo dipped in liquid magic.

>he only has one song

Why must this happen to me?


>Triple Blue Shell - What Friendship Could Be
TEN OUT OF THE TEN

YESYESYESYEYES contemporary jazz and well done vocal splices are my fetish.

>SlyphStorm - Sinking Ships
7/10

This is nice. Sounds very grand and energetic, with traces of EDM in there as well.

>H8_Seed - Hearstrings
6/10

Different, but decent. Those vocoder’d vocals.

>4everfreeborny - Here on the Moon
7/10

This is a cute song, that ukulele, yet it contrasts with a somewhat darker message. It communicates a blatantly carefree indifference in the face of what seems to be punishment. This is a pretty good song, noticeably well produced.

>FiMFlamFilosophy - Sinking Ships
cute/10

I don’t think I should say anything about this. This is just a cute song for a cute video. But the vocals are hilariously bad, which is what he was aiming for, I’m sure. The backing tracks good, though, but quiet, which was also probably on purpose.

>FiMFlamFilosophy - Tubby Wubby Pony Waifu

Same comment here. That monkey.

>Feather - City Slicker
8/10

Groovy bass, slick piano, and gorgeous vocals? Yes, please.

>Replacer - Song for an Earth Pony
7/10

Vocals sound wonky, not that the guy doesn’t have a good voice, but that the way it was recorded and mixed makes it sound strange. Other than that, it’s a very nice song. There’s a light-hearted yet heavy-hearted feeling to it, such as hope, and the sounds used to convey it does so quite well.

>Omnipony - Clouds
brostep/10

Enjoyable song along the lines of Skrillex, Zomboy, Kill the Noise, and the countless other bruhstep artists. Bass sounds a bit muffled, though.

>read description

>So if it feels a bit un-mastered or feels repetitive/rushed, feel free to blame the time it took to make.. 3 hours.

Bugger, what.

>read comments

>Omnipony is 14 years old?

Just, no, what? W-what, how? What?

I bet he uses loops. But, dang, I’m still envious of his skill.

>Futret - Cupcakes
disturbed/10

Sounds like Aphex Twin while he’s high. And psychotic.

>Foozgoz - Twilight’s Insanity
5/10

A watered down version of Venetian Snares, both in terms of music and production.

>Wootmaster - (The Ride Ain’t) Over
2/10

The backing track’s… decent, but he raps better than he sings, and that’s not saying much. Every word he utters makes me cringe. And why is there a broken music box playing in the background?

>Among the Herd - What I’ll Become
morelinkinpark/10

>Metal Core Pony - A Dash of Failure
moremetal/10

A reminder that this fandom is weird.

>Evening Star - Octavia
5/10

I wish it didn’t sound like he was using VSTs, I feel that a little more automation would have helped a lot. It sounds kind of lifeless because of it. But that aside, if you can’t hear it, then enjoy it.

TheDashDub is in the same ballpark, but I feel that it is more able to effect you emotionally, instead of just trying sounding like grand classical music like this song seem to be doing.

>Artem Yegorov - Nightfall in Ponyville
7/10

Sounds like a soundtrack, in a very good way.

>Nexgen - I’m Not Addicted
7/10

I’m not really into hip hop either, but I can dig this. The rapping’s pretty decent, and the backing track supports it nicely. Bitchin’, if that’s what people who like this say.

>Radiarc - Amble
6/10

Light, gentle, delicate, but it feels like it’s missing something, like fat-free milk.


>Radiarc - My Faithful Student
8/10

>read description

>What story do you hear?

Celestia lost her faithful student, Twilight, to the dastardly thing called death, and she’s feeling the steadfast sorrow and the intermittent rage of it.

In other words, them feels.

>Dex Ford - MLP
trap/10

What the fuck? Ponies and trap don’t mix well. This feels like a parody. But I feel like the whole genre of trap is a parody, so take that with a salt grain.

>Dex Ford - Singing Telegram
1/10

What the fuck? This sounds quite stupid.

>Dex Ford - So Many Cupcakes
4/10

This is better, but not by much.

>PinkiePieSwear - Trixie’s Good Side
6/10

Don’t get me wrong, I have mentioned that PinkiePieSwear’s mighty fine, but his earlier work’s not as good, in my opinion. Still a decent track, none the less.

>Depidety - Dash’s Echoing Sky
8/10

Mhm.

>You’re Got the Music (Foozgoz Delight Mix)
6/10

Somewhat decent attempt at complextro/mainstream house music. Nice happy tone.

>TripleBlueShell - Gonna Make You Smile (Smile Smile Smile Remix)
7/10

Jazzy, with a healthy dosage of Ponka pone vocals.

>TripleBlueShell - Art of the Dress (Reception Remix)
8/10

Better musically than the above song. It elaborates on its idea better, flows more easily, and has a lovely smooth feeling to it. It’s a shame it got so many less views just because it doesn’t have four Raritys on it.

>TripleBlueShell - E55
TEN OUT OF THE TEN

SGaP sans glitches, and it conveys the episode into musical terms so well, and do I need to mention how good the piano playing is? The piano playing is so good.

>Replacer - Imbecile
7/10
The Beatles comes to mind when I hear this. Somewhat down, but pretty good. I especially like the bridge/instrumental section.

>Replacer - Finding My Way (Back Home)
7/10

Same comment here, except more positive, and there’s a rock solo for the bridge.

>TripleBlueShell - Octavia’s Epiphany
5/10

Sounds a bit confused, and production-wise it’s not good either. It’s his (supposedly) first song though, so it doesn’t mean too much.

>TripleBlueShell - Dreams (BBBFF Remix)
5/10

Mostly the same as his Smile Smile Smile remix, but it sounds a bit confused here, as well, the vocals splices sound downright silly at times, and the Braeburn sample was uncalled for. I’m not quite sure why there’s a sudden lapse into classical at the end, either.

And I’ve already “reviewed” the song What Friendship Could Be, just ctrl+f the song in the thread.

>So Many Fluttershys (So Many Wonders Remix)
7/10

Back on track, the bass and piano go quite well together with the vocal splices, which are quite well placed. And that flute. Ooh, yeah, that flute.

>TripleBlueShell - Petal Blast
7/10

Saxophone dubstep? This is dangerous territory, but it’s still good. Interesting musically, and it sounds full as well. The drop can sound a bit ridiculous, though. Vocal splices and piano are both done masterfully, following the trend set before.

>Cats Millionaire - The Ressurrection: 3D
7/10

Assault to the ears. Now if only her vocals could join in the fight, it sounds like she’s trying to sing with feeling, but it’s not working.

>Cat Milly vs. Renard - Art of the Dress Cover
8/10

Monotone vocals are glorious in this case. The percussion is very forceful, and the mix of chip tunes and IDM for the backing track add to its glory.

>Cats Millionaire - Pinkie’s Brew
7/10

It’s more chill here, but it’s still quite nicely done. Nothing that screams, “I’M AWESOME,” though.

>Cats Millionaire - Rarity Fighting a Giant Crab
4/10

Ridiculous vocals aside, the backing track is lacking. Also, the very low, distorted bass and the very high pitched leads leave something to be desired in the middle range.

>I don’t “flipper” give a “ship”

Hue.

>SoGreatandPowerful + AndTheRainfall - Rarity

Upbeat dream pop with a little glitching for taste. I very much like. The Rarity clips are delightful, and SGaP’s always beautiful vocals are the icing on the cake.

>Ernula x Cuilan - Pinkie’s Brew (Industrialized Mix)
5/10

Eh, the sine wave lead rubs on my ears the wrong way. The attempts on sounding “industrialized” sound somewhat decent, though.

>4everfreebrony - Thought I’d Let You Know
6/10

Decent indie poppy song. Wish the guitar sounded louder and fuller, though. All together, not that interesting, but not offensive, either.

>Swagberg - Pony Swag
8/10

The name and beginning made me question the quality of the song incoming, but I was gladly told otherwise as the actual song began. The rapping’s great, and the PinkiePieSwear sampled beat is tight.

>PrinceWhateverer - Persuing Fortune
evenmorelinkinpark/10

>Coconeru & Steven, A.D. - Tavi and Scratch (A Tropical Octav3)
2cute/10

Wouldn’t put this on my Sansa Clip, but this is a cute song for a cute video. It’s so adorable. SO ADORABLEEE

>Joaftheloaf - Swing Tavi Swing
5/10

Vocals are too loud and awkwardly mixed, and the drums too quiet. Other than that, it’s a decent track. Nothing strikes me to play it again, though, but it may be because this kind of music isn’t my fetish.

>all this raving in the comments

>he uses the colon d smiley five times in the description

I don’t get people, sometimes.

>AwkwardMarina - Anthropology
3cute/10

Cute vocals, cute lyrics, cute video. It’s even catchy, too.

Still bothers me how this whole headcanon came from Lyra just casually sitting on a park bench in an unorthodox manner. Bugger this fandom.

>Ponky and Eccentrifuge - Bright Eyes (A Wonky Anthem)
7/10

More poppy music, but this has some weight to it. The backing track is substantial, musically, and the redhead’s vocals are pure homo sex. So homo. The quality of production is quite good, too, a breath of fresh air.

>DerpyCrash ft PegaSix - Alight
6/10

Decent drum and bass. It doesn’t get my attention, however, although I do like the addition of the grungey guitar and wispy piano, as well as the neat-o vocal splices. I’m not quite a fan of liquid drum and bass, I prefer my 160 BPM music to hit harder than that. Personal preference, subjectivity, ect.

>AdamTh3Walker - Geologist
8/10

Gentle, but this time it’s for a very good reason. Holds a lot of emotion in it, and the electronic drum kit adds to the atmosphere quite well.

>Eurobeat Brony - Batty (ft. Odyssey)
eurobeat/10

I’m not a fan of eurobeat. It sounds cheesy in my opinion, and this is no exception.

Oh, the vocoder vocals just came on. Let’s move on.

>Freewave - Pino Colada
jamaica/10

Hahahahano

I don’t like Freewave. In my opinion, even though he does a lot of different genres, he sucks at them all. If only he could just stick to one genre, and perfect it, he’d save us from all this crap. BUT OPINIONS

>Zatslol - Welcome Ponyvillians
6/10

Same comment as Joaftheloaf’s song, except this is produced with more skill. Sill sounds a bit bland, to me, but I’m betting it’s because of the kind of music this is.

What genre is this song in, anyway?

>AwkwardMarina - Sombra’s Door
4/10

Cheesy, again. Personal opinion, again.

>AwkwardMarina - Entropy (Sim Gretina Remix)
7/10

Oh, yes. Yes. When that electro house bass kicked in, I quite literally twerked in my seat. The vocals are so sassy, too, adds a lot of personality to it. Quite upbeat, quite enjoyable.

>SoGreatandPowerful
LE TEN OUT OF THEN

Otherworldly, in one word, and in every good definition of the word. Glitches and chills lie ahead, as well.
bonglorio

"I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.

Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.

We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.

Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.

These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.

NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.

Some failures included:
- Economic ties with publishers
- Acceptance of favors
- 0% of staff held journalism degree
- Very small percentage worked in other major publications
- No real editing process
- No accountability

tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.”

Horse News would like to take the Reuter’s Journalistic Integrity Test. Where can we take this?

Earlier this morning (or for them, late at night) Horse News received an email from the other side of the planet, regarding a charity effort in conjunction with the 2014 Japan PonyCon. The email was written in broken English, but we could make it out for the most part.




There is a charity calendar that has been prepared by a dozen artists, the proceeds from which will be going to support orphans of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This is surely a noble cause and deserves recognition.

The email read as follows:

[My Little Pony] 24Month Charity Calendar Sep2014->Oct2016


A 24 month full color charity calendar by 12 artists from 3 nations.
It lists not only holidays but also Pony related dates such as character’s birthdays and international convention dates in Japanese.

200 yen from each copy sold will be donated to “Fukushima Donation for Orphans affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake”.
http://ift.tt/1qliokX.jp/sec/21035a/kodomokifu.html

After “Japan Ponycon Autumn 2014”, the details of the charity donation will be reported on the following website and Japan PonyCon site.
http://ift.tt/1eCRcZj

Mail order page:

http://ift.tt/1ntQBKsshow/3101-1

(Click on orange “English” button on the top right to see the page in English.)



From the tumblr post we were able to identify the artists involved.

Calendar artists:黒井もやもや http://ift.tt/1ntQEWI
よーな http://ift.tt/1qliol5
ようすこー http://ift.tt/1ntQBKz
Doxy http://ift.tt/1fBiX0j
Maren http://ift.tt/1ry8Gde
!湖 http://ift.tt/1eCRcZj
なべぶた http://ift.tt/1ntQBKz
しのべ http://ift.tt/1qliol9
ぴコ http://ift.tt/1ntQFdl
Electrixocket http://ift.tt/1qlipp2
しらぎ http://ift.tt/1ntQFdp
すてけん http://ift.tt/1qlioBo

Being this is an international issue, we also wanted to see what this post would look like written in Japanese, so enjoy that below (translation provided poorly by Google Translate).

今朝(またはそれらのために、夜遅く)馬ニュース2014日本PonyConと一緒にチャリティー成果に関する、地球の反対側から電子メールを受け取った。電子メールには、片言の英語で書かれていますが、私たちは、ほとんどの部分のためにそれを作ることができます。
ダースのアーティストによって作成されたチャリティー·カレンダーがあり、収入は東日本大震災の孤児を支援するために行くことになります。これは確かに高貴な原因であり、評価に値する。

次のようにメールを読む:

[マイリトルポニー]24MonthチャリティーカレンダーSep2014-> Oct2016

3カ国から12のアーティストによる24月のフルカラーのチャリティーカレンダー。
それだけではないの休日だけでなく、キャラクターの誕生日や、日本での国際会議の日付などのポニー関連の日付が一覧表示されます。

各売らコピーから200円を「東日本大震災の影響を受け孤児のために福島の寄付」に寄付されます。
http://ift.tt/1ntQFtJ;
「日本Ponycon秋2014」の後、慈善寄付の詳細は以下のWebサイトや日本PonyConサイトに報告されます。
http://ift.tt/1qlioBq;
通販ページ:
http://ift.tt/1ntQFtM;
(英語のページを表示するには右上のオレンジ色の「英語」ボタンをクリックします。)

Kesa (matawa sorera no tame ni, yoru osoku) uma nyūsu 2014 Nihon PonyCon to issho ni charitī seika ni kansuru, chikyū no hantaisoku kara denshi mēru o uketotta. Denshi mēru ni wa, katakoto no eigo de kaka rete imasuga, watashitachiha, hotondo no bubun no tame ni sore o tsukuru koto ga dekimasu.Dāsu no ātisuto ni yotte sakusei sa reta charitī· karendā ga ari, shūnyū wa Higashinihon daishinsai no minashigo o shien suru tame ni iku koto ni narimasu. Kore wa tashika ni kōkina gen’indeari, hyōka ni ataisuru. Tsugi no yō ni mēru o yomu: [Mairitoruponī] 24 Month charitīkarendā Sep 2014 - > Oct 2016 3-kakoku kara 12 no ātisuto ni yoru 24 tsuki no furukarā no charitīkarendā. Sore dakede wa nai no kyūjitsu dakedenaku, kyarakutā no tanjōbi ya, Nihon de no kokusai kaigi no hidzuke nado no ponī kanren no hidzuke ga ichiran hyōji sa remasu. Kaku-uri-ra kopī kara 200-en o `Higashinihon daishinsai no eikyō o uke minashigo no tame ni Fukushima no kifu’ ni kifu sa remasu. Http: / / Www. Pref. Fukushima. Lg. Jp/ sec/ 21035 a/ kodomokifu. Html `Nihon Ponycon aki 2014’ no ato, jizen kifu no shōsai wa ika no u~ebu saito ya Nihon PonyCon saito ni hōkoku sa remasu. Http: / / Kolshica. Tumblr. Komu/ tsūhan pēji: Http: / / Alice - books. Komu/ item/ shō/ 3101 - 1 (eigo no pēji o hyōji suru ni wa migiue no orenji-iro no `eigo’ botan o kurikku shimasu. )

Don’t get me wrong, we here at Horse News love shitting on Tumblr.  And we, like the internet-drama-obsessed socially awkward neckbeards we are, enjoy talking about how bad Tumblr is at every possible occasion.

But, at the end of the day, we like to think of ourselves as totally are legit journalists and as such are compelled to present multiple viewpoints to every story.

FAIR AND BALANCED!!!
And Tumblr, much like a good woman, has more than one hole for us to probe around in but usually whines and bitches about it when we want to do so.  And, after a bit of poking and prodding, we were able to learn that there actually are things on Tumblr besides social justice warriors and a few remaining /b/ and /pol/ accounts from the July 4 raids.

Yes, believe it or not, there are a few brave souls out there who go on Tumblr to run Ask blogs, not just to bitch about an imaginary patriarchal rape culture or take screenshots of those people to put in their satyrical pony news website. With a bit of our signature Horse News Investigative Journalism™ (by which I mean I bumped into the guy at a convention), I was able to track down toonboy92484, best known for running the Ask Pirate Dash blog, and make shady under-the-table deals to convince him to answer a few questions:
http://ift.tt/1aP1fL6
 
HN:  Why did you choose Tumblr as a medium for your work over other social media or art sites?
APD:  Tumblr is the place where I got the most feedback and replies. I’ve had a deviantART page for over 10 years, but before I discovered Tumblr I only had about 90 followers there. On Tumblr, I got 100 followers in the span of a month. And it only grew from there. So because I knew Tumblr was were I could get feedback and interactions more frequent than all my other sites, that’s where my focus was.
     
A lot of our audience knows Tumblr mainly for SJWs, especially after some of Chelis’ articles. Could you give us a basic summary of what “Ask” blogs are and what kind of work you do on yours?
The ask blog community is collectively know as ‘Tumblrpon’. And the community is basically blogs where the moderator will pick a pony or a group of ponies and portray them in their own vision. And people will submit questions to help further a storyline on an ask blog, have a one-off answer, or a combo of both.
What I do on mine, Pirate Dash and my OC ask blog Mic Boom, is take in asks and answer them the way I think the characters would. Answers on Mic are used to help develop him as a character. And PD is an alt-canon universe where it’s Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle as pirates, and the adventures they have.

So in many ways similar to a CYOA?
You can have CYOAs as an ask blog too. What separates ask blogs really is that the moderator has a little more control on the direction of the story, characters, settings, etc.

Where did you get the idea to combine pirates and ponies?
The idea actually came from a deviantART group prompt. The group was an alumni group of sorts for people that participated in the first round of EQD’s Artist Training Ground event in the summer of 2011. One of the themes was pirates vs. ninjas. So I (lazily) slapped a tattered vest and eyepatch on Rainbow Dash. I followed that with a pic of her ‘capturing’ one of the group’s mods. And I was still in love with the concept. At the time, Mic wasn’t doing as well as I hoped as an ask blog. So I opened Pirate Dash, gave her Bookworm (Twilight) and Scoots as crew members, and the rest is history.
"Why’s all the rum gone?"
What is your favorite Ask blog besides your own
Oh man, that’s a toughie because there’s so many. Ask King Sombra by Wiggles is up there. She made him more interesting than what the show portrayed him to be. Some of my other favorites include Ask Libra Pony, Ask Sketchy Twi, Out of Work Derpy, Milkmare of Trottingham, Needs More TwiDash. There’s so many and I know I’m forgetting some, and I feel bad about the ones that I am forgetting.

What is the weirdest piece you’ve ever done
I haven’t really ventured into too many ‘weird’ stuff persay. I’ve done risqué pics (bad ones really) if you look hard enough. The only one I can think of is where PD has fire shooting out of her mouth after eating a habanero pepper, because I did something similar during Trotcon last year.

What is the best (or weirdest) risqué picture you’ve done?
It was an edit I made to a PD post, where Bookworm is gagged, implied to have her hooves bound behind her back, and looking bashful. It’s kinda lazy, lol

Have there been any bad or strange questions you’ve been asked or art requests you’ve received that you had to turn down?
I never really get art requests, so I can’t fully answer that part. And I don’t seem to attract the weirdo/creepy asks that other blogs do. It could be because I have anon turned off though. I’m pretty vanilla there, lol

Any ships you like (besides TwiDash)?
I’m fond of RariJack for the opposites attract aspect. There’s an in joke that I ship Flutterfire, which is Fluttershy with actual fire. I’ve found that I tend to hate certain ships more than like them.

What’s your least favorite one, then?
I hate Doctor/Roseluck. I’m not a fan if Doctor Who at all, and Roseluck is one of my favorite background ponies. So when that started to take off in S4, the ‘NOPE’s picked up.

Best and worst pony, go.
Best pony is Rainbow Dash slightly edging Twilight, and worse pony hands down is Doctor Whooves. Though I do like his CCG card.
"I’m the captain now"
Any fun experiences with SJWs on Tumblr?
Oh do I. I won’t name names (as best as possible), but I called out one guy who runs a FlutterDash blog for a terrible social justice joke he made, which was basically rolling my eyes and saying it sucked. He proceeded to call me trash because I wasn’t 100% on board with the lynching and death of Ask Molestia. Then I drew PD and mod pone saying ‘I heard you were trash, me mod.’ ‘Oh that’s just garbage.’ Because puns, which is all I’m know for it seems. Then the lover of a very infamous SJW picked up on that, and called me a ‘rape apologist’ and all that. So it blew up into a big argument with no victor.

Well, at least they didn’t message your family members about it. What was your favorite moment from TrotCon? (Yes, I did this shortly after TrotCon. Shut up, I’m busy.)
My favorite moment from Trotcon was getting to meet Andrea Libman and getting a pic with her. And I gave her some of my prints with Pinkie and Shy as a gift too. It was so amazing, and she’s a sweet and funny person. And it also gave me a story with a mane six VA.
More accurate representation of why it’s taken me so long to get this article up
When will Pirate Dash and Twi have sweet lesbian sex (as requested by Toast)
You act like it hasn’t happened yet ;)
We demand pics.
I shall provide when I return home. There’s plenty of pics of them pre-Bookworm makeover. Post-makeover, I gotta work on that, lol
Warning: NSFW links (but hey, if you’re stupid enough to read HN at work, you’ll probably be clicking on these anyway…)
http://ift.tt/1sW6xbB
http://ift.tt/1lviQwE
http://ift.tt/1lviQwG
http://ift.tt/1sW6xbF

Sounds good. Anything else you’d like to add or shamelessly self-promote to our viewers?
For pirate fun, check out Pirate Dash. For nervous weather pegasus pony fun, check out Mic Boom. For mod blog fun, check out piratedashmod. And for everything else, search toonboy92484. A warning for Twitter, there’s a lot of sports.
discountbongsanddildos

discountbongsanddildos:

Why I am starting my own gaming blog:

Yesterday I brought up the idea of making a new gaming blog, and some people were interested. I started up a skype chat and added a few of them into it, and we will talk about things like names, what it will do, etc, etc.

The…

Will there be pastel colored horses?

cyrilthewolf

cyrilthewolf:

horsenews:

dadio46:

cyrilthewolf:

fimmusic:

ponies-against-bronies:

horsenews:

"Hi, wanna be our bitch for 7 percent revenue share?"
Blackmail. 
Extortion.
Cuntfacedness.

In the world of pony media, there are different levels and groups of people. There’s the Sethistos who have real power and don’t give a shit, there’s the Drafts who have no real power and are crazy about it, and there’s the HNs who are just here for the booze. Recently, a new mutation on pony media tried to lodge itself into the fandom, like a tumor, sucking off the healthy (in our case we’ll put quotes around “healthy”) cells around it. It’s name “The Pony News Network” or “PNN” (Or “Brony Network” depending on the day).

What have they done? Not as much as they want to do if you don’t stop them now.



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So what exactly IS the “Pony Network”? To put it simply; it’s a pyramid scheme that only exists to try and make money off of ad revenue by leeching off of existing pony fan’s Youtube accounts, in exchange for being part of the “Brony Network”. All of that would be fine…if it weren’t a total sham.
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The “Brony Network" aka The Pony Network, aka PNN, started up just a few months ago. Their main Youtube account has a grand total of 24 followers. Their main twitter account has…8 followers. And their “news” site has exactly one post made on it since July. 

So, now you’re wondering why Horse News CARES about what is clearly a failure of a project. For lack of a better term, because of the extortion and blackmail allegedly taking place behind the scenes, and according to a source who was contacted about the startup, because the owner of BronyNetwork is attempting to gain a “monopoly over the fandom”.
 Also the fact that the people behind it are trying to both edge out and simultaneously partner up with the likes of Everfree Network and Ponyville Live (both of whom have reportedly rejected them due to shadiness). 
The Pony Network came to EFN and PVL offering “partnerships” to work together to share ad revenue generated by pony youtube videos. They are reportedly a subset of "Showcase Edit" which does the exact same thing but on a larger scale. Now, anyone who has ever tried to monetize youtube knows that ad revenue is virtually zilch anyway. But PN wants to divide the profits with a tiny fraction going to the partners, a fraction going to themselves, and another chunk going to Showcase Edit.
They were turned down, because why would any account with ~30 Thousand subscribers share ad revenue with a “network” that only has 24 subscribers? Yeah even Draft isn’t THAT stupid. 
So who WOULD join up with this “Youtube Network”.
Well apparently Brony Aerospace who has “shit on everybody” “enough to blackmail them into partnering”. That’s right folks, the Brony Network plans on using the people at Brony Aerospace to BLACKMAIL youtubers into joining the network and giving up big percentages of their ad revenue.
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But don’t just take our word for it, have a listen to some recordings of an actual skype call with the head of the Brony Network "BronySinc". (This recording was made in a one-party consent state, meaning that only one of the people in the call needed to know it was being recorded).
The full recording is too long (~an hour) so we spared you a lot of awkward silence and mundane shit.

"Brony Aerospace has enough contacts to get us the big big Youtubers. Basically they have shit on everybody and that’s enough to blackmail them into partnering with us." - BronySinc

Seriously.
This is what is taking place.

"Basically hold a monopoly on all the fandoms in the world"

That is some evil empire level shit right there.

Along with that We have founding partner Omnipony. Well we don’t officially have him, there’s a dirty deal going right now and we’re gonna get him.”

Jesus, this guy has never heard of subtlety or tact has he?

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So there you have it folks, damning evidence of almost unheard of levels of underhanded bullshit. Blackmailing Omnipony? Trying to conquer “all the fandoms in the world”? All for the MONEY no less? And clearly BronyAerospace is just as much to blame here as the rest.

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Who else is in on this treacherous guild? Apparently Raborn, the convention chair for DerpyCon South, who recently had a dispute over recording between PNN and PVL. It is unknown how many bronies and groups are in on the conspiracy, but we do know that they were rejected by PVL. Apparently Silver Eagle was NOT willing to be their “bitch for 7 percent revenue share”.

We do not know what is being used to blackmail Omni (~44 Thousand Subscribers) into joining this group, but we do wish him the best luck.

To Derpycon South, Brony Aerospace, and The Brony Network at large: you’ve been caught.

To the fandom at large: do not let the cancerous likes of these people take your fandom from you.

holy fucking shit guys

Zoikees! And they would have gotten away with it if its wasn’t for those meddling reporters!

Is this even really real

Horse News is usually satire, but from time to time they do some actual good stuff. This looks like one of those actual “give a shit” times, but I am not for sure on this. Don’t take my word for this, but this may actually be true. My thoughts, not yours.

We’ve been informed that the recording of the call has been taken down from Vocaroo, so the audio will be reuploaded elsewere for those who were not able to listen to it originally. 

To answer your question Cyril, we did not fabricate this story.

I know ya’ll didn’t fabricate it. I just find it completely ridiculous. Also wanted to encourage some research from my following.

Also didn’t mean to imply you made this one up.

No worries.
Reupload of call: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x251sbn_bnet_news

dadio46

dadio46:

cyrilthewolf:

fimmusic:

ponies-against-bronies:

horsenews:

"Hi, wanna be our bitch for 7 percent revenue share?"
Blackmail. 
Extortion.
Cuntfacedness.

In the world of pony media, there are different levels and groups of people. There’s the Sethistos who have real power and don’t give a shit, there’s the Drafts who have no real power and are crazy about it, and there’s the HNs who are just here for the booze. Recently, a new mutation on pony media tried to lodge itself into the fandom, like a tumor, sucking off the healthy (in our case we’ll put quotes around “healthy”) cells around it. It’s name “The Pony News Network” or “PNN” (Or “Brony Network” depending on the day).

What have they done? Not as much as they want to do if you don’t stop them now.



image
So what exactly IS the “Pony Network”? To put it simply; it’s a pyramid scheme that only exists to try and make money off of ad revenue by leeching off of existing pony fan’s Youtube accounts, in exchange for being part of the “Brony Network”. All of that would be fine…if it weren’t a total sham.
image
The “Brony Network" aka The Pony Network, aka PNN, started up just a few months ago. Their main Youtube account has a grand total of 24 followers. Their main twitter account has…8 followers. And their “news” site has exactly one post made on it since July. 

So, now you’re wondering why Horse News CARES about what is clearly a failure of a project. For lack of a better term, because of the extortion and blackmail allegedly taking place behind the scenes, and according to a source who was contacted about the startup, because the owner of BronyNetwork is attempting to gain a “monopoly over the fandom”.
 Also the fact that the people behind it are trying to both edge out and simultaneously partner up with the likes of Everfree Network and Ponyville Live (both of whom have reportedly rejected them due to shadiness). 
The Pony Network came to EFN and PVL offering “partnerships” to work together to share ad revenue generated by pony youtube videos. They are reportedly a subset of "Showcase Edit" which does the exact same thing but on a larger scale. Now, anyone who has ever tried to monetize youtube knows that ad revenue is virtually zilch anyway. But PN wants to divide the profits with a tiny fraction going to the partners, a fraction going to themselves, and another chunk going to Showcase Edit.
They were turned down, because why would any account with ~30 Thousand subscribers share ad revenue with a “network” that only has 24 subscribers? Yeah even Draft isn’t THAT stupid. 
So who WOULD join up with this “Youtube Network”.
Well apparently Brony Aerospace who has “shit on everybody” “enough to blackmail them into partnering”. That’s right folks, the Brony Network plans on using the people at Brony Aerospace to BLACKMAIL youtubers into joining the network and giving up big percentages of their ad revenue.
image
But don’t just take our word for it, have a listen to some recordings of an actual skype call with the head of the Brony Network "BronySinc". (This recording was made in a one-party consent state, meaning that only one of the people in the call needed to know it was being recorded).
The full recording is too long (~an hour) so we spared you a lot of awkward silence and mundane shit.

"Brony Aerospace has enough contacts to get us the big big Youtubers. Basically they have shit on everybody and that’s enough to blackmail them into partnering with us." - BronySinc

Seriously.
This is what is taking place.

"Basically hold a monopoly on all the fandoms in the world"

That is some evil empire level shit right there.

Along with that We have founding partner Omnipony. Well we don’t officially have him, there’s a dirty deal going right now and we’re gonna get him.”

Jesus, this guy has never heard of subtlety or tact has he?

image


So there you have it folks, damning evidence of almost unheard of levels of underhanded bullshit. Blackmailing Omnipony? Trying to conquer “all the fandoms in the world”? All for the MONEY no less? And clearly BronyAerospace is just as much to blame here as the rest.

image

Who else is in on this treacherous guild? Apparently Raborn, the convention chair for DerpyCon South, who recently had a dispute over recording between PNN and PVL. It is unknown how many bronies and groups are in on the conspiracy, but we do know that they were rejected by PVL. Apparently Silver Eagle was NOT willing to be their “bitch for 7 percent revenue share”.

We do not know what is being used to blackmail Omni (~44 Thousand Subscribers) into joining this group, but we do wish him the best luck.

To Derpycon South, Brony Aerospace, and The Brony Network at large: you’ve been caught.

To the fandom at large: do not let the cancerous likes of these people take your fandom from you.

holy fucking shit guys

Zoikees! And they would have gotten away with it if its wasn’t for those meddling reporters!

Is this even really real

Horse News is usually satire, but from time to time they do some actual good stuff. This looks like one of those actual “give a shit” times, but I am not for sure on this. Don’t take my word for this, but this may actually be true. My thoughts, not yours.

We’ve been informed that the recording of the call has been taken down from Vocaroo, so the audio will be reuploaded elsewere for those who were not able to listen to it originally. 

To answer your question Cyril, we did not fabricate this story.


Last year, /mlp/ became the first board on 4chan to own their very own island. Dubbed “Gallopagos Island” it has stood independent for over 1 year this month, a mecca for nor/mlp/eople and a haven for horsefuckers. The “President” of Gallopagos island returned to /mlp/ with an update on the nation’s progress.


"Sup everybody, it’s me, the president of /mlp/’s very own micronation, Gallopagos Island. For all the newfriends who don’t know, the nation of Gallopagos was established on an unnamed, unclaimed island in Lake Arrowhead, Vermont, in June of 2013. The Town of Milton, finding no claimant for the land and really seeing no use for it, allowed me to keep and maintain it for a mere pittance. Since then I have watched over and planned the improvement of our glorious horsefucker nation. While still technically incorporated into the US of A, no authority has yet challenged our claim to sovereignty and, as you’ll read below, some authorities have even indirectly supported it.  
Some news: 
-A flag (designed by members of this board and made by yours truly) was planted on the island, where it flew proudly for about six months (summer-late winter 2013-14).
-Said flag was stolen by a bunch of hicks snowmobiling on the frozen lake last March. Said hicks ended up getting slapped with a minor fine for trespassing (since it is private land), but the flag was sadly lost, presumed destroyed.  
-Starting at the beginning of summer I launched Gallopagos’ first agricultural and economic venture: a plot of strawberries covering the freshly-tilled lowlands. A few friends tended the crop while I went off to work for a summer camp, and I must say they are beautiful now. I plan to harvest them by the end of the week. Pics will be incoming in the coming days, and if anyone is interested in some fresh exports from the motherland that is an option as well.  
-We have a dock and a boat.  
-Winter is coming, and with it, the temporary shelters currently populating the island will be replaced by more permanent dwellings.  
-We are in the process of making our first arms acquisition; the goal is to make a coastal battery, possibly using carbide-propellant cannons or similar fare.  
-We are officially over 1 year old!  
Long live the motherland!”
The President himself has joined skype to organize citizens scattered across the globe, and has finally adopted a tripcode for informing the general public of future developments.


The Eyebrows are a positive match to previous updates.



It is clear that the homeland is a developing nation, but that progress is steady, having already established a seaport and a national crop. Plans have been in the works for months for much larger developments, including a Solar church and a home for horsefuckers. Smaller details such as form of government, laws, and other inconsequential things have been tabled for now.


In the meantime, we celebrate our National birthday weekend in true Gallopagosian style: by getting completely hammered and posting pastel ponies.

Long Live Gallopagos Island!