Welcome to our new board - shame we've found it in a pretty quiet time for news. Regardless, we've found a good pocket of Diamond news in the creeper-infested cave that is the Internet. We've also got Mbulsht and EMF Scootaloo with their Weekend Reader article below this in its very own thread - fancy that! Let's News it Up!----------------------------------------------NEWS!----------------------------------------------Seeds of Kindness update: Two Projects Fully Funded!- Bronies for GoodThe Seeds of Kindness fundraiser has reached two major milestones almost at once: The Green Village in Burundi and the orphanage in Tanzania are fully funded! Not only can Mawanda Johnbosco and his team realize their dream of a medical facility in Katerera in Western Uganda, but thanks to everyone’s generous donations, the Green Life association and the Human Revelation Organization can also realize their projects in Burundi and Tanzania, and thus give many orphans and street children an opportunity to a future without hunger and crime, an opportunity to education and a new family. Thank you!Like all Your Siblings projects, these too are completely self-sustainable after this initial impetus and independent of outside help. Lisa Wiese, founder and first chair of Your Siblings, has put her gratitude in words. The video is her thank you letter to bronies, pony fans, and all who have helped make this become a reality. Spread it around, so every last one of us can hear it.http://bit.ly/LoCSq5All further donations will benefit an orphanage in Uganda which also cares for children of the so-called lost generation, whose parents have died of AIDS, and who would otherwise be left without money for food, school, medical care and without anyone to call family.Please continue your generous support! Every donor can download both My Little Remix albums, the current one, Seeds of Kindness, and the previous one, Smile! (The link is right on the thank you page you’ll see after you donated.) Moreover many prizes are still up for grabs!http://www.betterplace.org/en/groups/seeds-of-kindnessPonibooru Closed DownWhatever you thought about Ponibooru and it’s vast array of images ranging between cute and down right explicit, it’s still bad to hear that the website will be no more. The website is one of the largest in the Brony community – and unfortunately that’s led to its demise. Eco, the website’s operator, released a statement on the website explaining the decision:This has been a long time coming, and is not due to any sort of external pressure, nor is it due to financial problems. The reasons are personal: I (Eco/Archive/&c) have simply reached the point where I can see no way to run the site that I can live with, nor do I have any person whom I trust to run the site in a way I can endorse.…Thank you for using Ponibooru. I am glad that I was able to provide something of value to the community for the year and a half since its founding, and I regret that I was not up to the task of keeping it going forever.As of now, the website is still available to view, but uploads are suspended, with a full blackout in 3 months. More info, including torrents to their most popular images, can be found in the link to the statement below. Let’s only hope that another website is able to take the mantle and provide a similarly vast archive of community images.http://bit.ly/LYDn9ZBronycon Announces Another Guest!- BronyconBronycon is pleased to announce that MEGHAN MCCARTHY, long-time episode writer and showrunner of the upcoming season 3, will be joining us at BronyCon Summer 2012! Not only has she written many of our favorite episodes of Friendship is Magic (“Dragonshy”, “Lesson Zero”, and “A Canterlot Wedding”, to name a few), but also the lyrics to some of the best songs (“Becoming Popular”, “The Perfect Stallion”, and Pinkie’s “Cupcake Song”, to name but another few!) Join her for a perfect day alongside her fellow writers Amy Keating Rogers and Lauren Faust — and all the other great guests coming to BronyCon!Find out more at http://www.bronycon.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Hope to see you there!Vendor Spots Available For B.U.C.K.Hey, you - British? Artsy? Want to make some money from it? Not Banksy? You can book a vendor table for the British Brony Convention for this summer for £20 over the weekend! Details on an awesome poster over on our website:http://thedailyoat.com/?p=966Toys, Toys Everywhere!Over on eBay, we have our first listings of the brushie-brushie Nightmare Moon, due to retail officially in Fall. Naturally, the listings are from China indicating these are straight off the manufacturing line - naughty. If you're too impatient to be patient, the toys are currently averaging $40-50, but a few are around $8 with two days to go. eBay has also spat up a few auctions for the Celestia, Cadance and Luna figures. Check out some links to auctions here:NMM Brushable: http://bit.ly/LyskQLCelestia BB: http://bit.ly/P690NMLuna BB: http://bit.ly/M5fCtiCadance BB: http://bit.ly/LysAyXAlso, it looks like we could soon see yet another wave of the blind bag toys over on TaoBao, this time including a regular version of what looks to be emo-Colgate ("brush your teeth...contemplate life's end..."). Check out some more images over here: http://bit.ly/Kb6the(HT: EqD)----------------------------------------------END BIT!----------------------------------------------Remember to keep an eye over on our website - www.thedailyoat.com - updated regularly by our crack team of news goons! For now, thanks for reading!-Yup.
Am I actually first for once?
>>61Black Snootie is earlier than first, remember?
>>62They might be earlier than first, but I'm first.
>>63But of course!
>>62I'm earlier than Black Snootie's first!
>>66I'm not earlier than first, just earlier than Muahaha->sees >>66>mfw
>>68Wait, how did that 66 get in before my text?
>>69It's official - he was first. By order of ARGH, Lord of News.
>>70Not by the order of Yup., the Other Lord of News?
>>71Well, no: I am the All-ighty God of News. ARGH's certiciation should be well enough, subject.
>>72fetch me a Irn Bru, n00band you forgot an "m" in "mighty"
>>72Okie dokie loki, er...whatevertitleyouusetotoaddressaGod!But that does make me wonder...>>77Does Lord ARGH's order say anything else about me?
>>68lol are you upset?That's what you get for stealing my shtick
>>77For the last time ARGH, you can't be in our British Club!And it was intentional. >pic, you uncultured yankee!
http://bronibooru.mlponies.com/Give this a shot in lieu of ponibooru.
>>80I'm countercultured >>78That....you're exceptionally pink today?
I made a comment about /news/ being on the top bar earlier than first!
>>82You noticed!Either I'm more popular than I think, or I'm that one annoying guy everyone knows but secretly wishes they didn't!