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File: 130320177769.jpg (46.99 KB, 640x522, derpy.jpg)

Charity Auctions have Started! MetacritterCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26159[View All]

I'm in LA and left my tripcode back home, but yeah, this is me.

Derpy auction is up and already going insane:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280662542214

Details on this and other auctions at: http://metacritter.deviantart.com/journal/39957555/

Lauren has been notified, but since this happened kinda late in the evening don't expect to see a post from her until tomorrow mid-day at the soonest.

Holy crap over $300 already...
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26501

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>>26500
mfw

i thought applejack is underrated. hooray

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26502

Looks like Twilight is blowing all the other ones out of the water here.

It broke 5k in just a few hours.

The Records KeeperCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26503

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>>26502
>pic related

Yo Jimbo!jJv4JsPQVQCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26504

Holy crap there has to be some paraspriting going on here or something. If it's legit though, that's amazing... but 5K? I guess we'll see what happens. Good luck bidders.

Blue!Blue1SqdS2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26505

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mfw Twilight is currently $5,400.

Hanibi!ExSSDlDFuMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26506

File: 130399855260.gif (475.64 KB, 200x200, twilight magic.gif)

Ho'Crap! Go Twilight! XD

(Seriously, Great Job, bidders!)

Rainbow JudgmentCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26507

Current total stands at $14,651. The FiM crew must be ecstatic to know so much money is going to charity.

E!IkE1y04IcoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26508

Reproduced as accurately as possible, my conversation with the bank:

E: Hey <bank guy> how are you?
B: I'm good, is this E? How are you doing? Did you win the pink horse drawing thing?
E: Not too bad, and no. Somepony else outbid me.
B: Oh, sorry to hear that. Didn't you say you wanted a different one anyway that was cheaper?
E: Yes, good memory <bank guy>. But it isn't cheaper any more.
B: *sigh* How much more you need?
E: I need <amount>.
B: Sure. Apparently I need to watch this show.
<small talk here, mostly about FIM>
E: I have to go to put in a bid. Talk to you later <bank guy>
B: Sure, have a good afternoon.

E!IkE1y04IcoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26509

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>>26508
horseapples!
<more inappropriate words here>

White Star!7./2LB.nQ2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26510

>>26509

if you could bid that much for twilight why did you not bid more for pinkie pie? do you like twilight more?

E!IkE1y04IcoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26512

>>26510
3 reasons.
1. 24 hours makes a huge difference when pulling in favors.
2. I like Twilight more than pinkie pie. Twilight is best pony.
3. I had a conversation with Metacritter, and he convinced me to try to get Twilight.

White Star!7./2LB.nQ2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26513

personally I'm more partial to applejack. I woulda bid anything for her too but my last bank statement said $12 Q_Q. It's a shame it went over your maximum tho D:

Metacritter!MzaGkAocnsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26514

>>26512
>3. I had a conversation with Metacritter, and he convinced me to try to get Twilight.

Hey E! I'm sorry to see you were outbid! I'm not sure if I should get bad or good influence points for convincing you to try for Twilight.

My bank account is glad that I've got the Rarity sketch. If I didn't I'd be in there bidding for one of these, and I have no idea where I'd set my limit. Probably somewhere between "Ouch!" and "My Heart Just Stopped."

nuclearsuplexattackCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26516

>>26514
I think rarity is well earned in this case.

Tex!!ZlMTR0AwpmCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26517

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$5,600!?!?!?!? Just thinking about that makes me want to hug my wallet

E!IkE1y04IcoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26518

>>26516
I agree. Money isn't the only way to pay for something.

Metacritter!MzaGkAocnsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26519

>>26516
>>26518

I do feel twinges of guilt at hanging on to her, especially seeing the incredible generosity demonstrated here and in these auctions.

Thank you both, sincerely.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26520

These auctions have been fantastic to watch! Congrats to all the winners.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26521

$14,851 How?!

20 min left. Could it make $15K?

Kelz !EnUhPonyrYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26522

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ok... i bet is going to end in $5700

White Star!7./2LB.nQ2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26523

nope $6100

Estrella!!EuMQtlAwAvCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26524

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>>26522
Come on... $20k!

I WANT TO BELIEVE!

Metacritter!MzaGkAocnsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26525

>>26522
$6,100 with 4 min left!

b***r and u***n fighting for it... This is so exciting!

Estrella!!EuMQtlAwAvCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26526

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Kelz !EnUhPonyrYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26527

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this is very entertaining

White Star!7./2LB.nQ2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26528

LOL what a dirty snipe

E!IkE1y04IcoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26529

6200. Nice.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26530

$100 snipe in the last 10 seconds!

Butch Glitterface!58QuWY.t5oCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26531

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And Twilight Sparkles sells for $6,200!
Amazing!

Estrella!!EuMQtlAwAvCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26532

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>>26530

Twilight is pleased by this development.

Ginger SnapCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26533

>>26530
that was amazing. soooooo much money though!

Metacritter!MzaGkAocnsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26534

u***n came back at 10 seconds to close!

The Twilight Sparkle auction ended with 60 bids, the winning bid was $6,200.

This was very exciting to watch! Congratulations u***n!!!

RedEnchilada!w3ypMB5oPgCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26535

File: 130405056347.jpg (62.62 KB, 472x568, 130345228379.jpg)

I never thought I'd see the day when four pencil sketches of cartoon ponies would sell for a combined total of over $15,000...

This is why I love you guys so much. Even if there was no sketch of Rainbow Dash up:<, the sheer fact that any of these auctions broke four digits is an amazing thing we can say about our community.

Ginger SnapCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26536

I wanna see faust comment on the success of the auctions! This was amazing! over 15k!

Ginger SnapCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26537

on a side note: I wonder if the GRAND success of the pictures will make them think harder about a season dvd/blu-ray release?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26538

u***n here! Thanks everypony for the congratulations, it was certainly an exciting night and thanks to everypony that helped push up the price during the auction. Payment has already been made through Paypal so I hope that all turns out all right.

And Metacritter, thank you very much for making these auctions all possible. You and all the other bidders and auction winners are credit to the kindness and generosity of humanity.

Metacritter!MzaGkAocnsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26539

Winners of these auctions, you have done something that is purely good and amazing. Remember that every time you see your sketch, and be proud. Thank you so very much, and congratulations!

Bidders, every one of you, thank you! Your bids caused this to explode, and your conduct through the entire process has been inspiring.

Watchers, commenters, and spreaders of the word of these auctions... thank you all!

This community has done something completely spectacular, and I am beyond happy and proud to have been a part of it.

Background !Pony1iAqSoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26540

>>26539

I'll give you $76 dollars for your Rarity. That's $1 profit for you!

E!IkE1y04IcoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26541

Congrats to all the winners, and a hearty thanks. Metacritter, you're awesome for getting this all set up. BMOC is you.

uanime5!4JkKbRZR5ECountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26542

Has Lauren Faust posted her response to how much money her sketches raised for charity?

AKA Darkie!!SyL2SxZJD1Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26543

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26544

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*sigh*

Circuitfry!N9ob8WFPF.Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26545

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>>26544
You *know* what the bright side to this is, though.

zorinlynxCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26546

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>>26545
Look at the logo on the barn.

Anypony else notice the resemblence?

I sure as hell did the first time I saw it.

Corn-Pone!71l1sViydECountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 26547

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The Saga of Pinkie Peg MHPayneCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2482074

I just had to share this story somewhere, and, well, this seemed the best place for it, letting folks know what's gone on since the clock ticked over to 9PM Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 with mine still the highest bid for Pinkie Pegasus.

Well, the last auction closed Thursday, April 28th, and a week later, I got an e-mail through Paypal from the seller telling me "Lauren wanted to include a handwritten note to the winners." Now that she had done so, the seller would be putting the packages in the mail the next day.

The following Monday, I learned that the review article I'd written about the new Pony series would be published on the science-fiction website Strange Horizons on Wednesday, and I took that as a sign. Wednesday's my day off work anyway, so it would be perfect: my article would go live, and Pinkie Peg would arrive to help me celebrate getting the word out about Pony to an SF/fantasy audience that would likely enjoy it but probably didn't know about it

So, of course, she didn't arrive on Wednesday.

Thursday, though, while I was at work, my dad heard some knocking at the door. By the time he actually got himself downstairs to answer it, the front porch was empty, but in with the day's mail was a little brown card from the Post Office: "Sorry we missed you!" it said along the top when I read it that evening. The spaces for "parcel" and "registered mail" and "signature required" were checked, and the box that said "your mail can be picked up after" had the date "5/14" and the time "9:00 AM" written in it in pen.

Which was OK with me since I had to work all day Friday anyway.

So Saturday morning with little brown card in hand, I drove up to the city's mane post office--and it was closed. It was Saturday, after all.

Folks were wheeling bins of mail around the sorting facility next door, though, so I showed one of them my little brown card. She said I should go around to the front of the sorting facility, ring the doorbell at the big locked double door, and wait.

So I did, and the guy who opened the top part of the double door was the guy who used to run our little local post office--I mail a lotta stuff, so we'd gotten to know each other over the years. We chatted, I showed him the card, and he said that the parcel would be in the mane building next door, the one that was closed. He couldn't figure out why the mail carrier had written that the parcel would be available for pick-up on a Saturday, but one of the other clerks said she had a load of boxes she was taking over there: she'd be happy to grab my parcel and bring it back with her.

I said thank you and settled in to wait.

Fifteen minutes later, she was back saying the parcel wasn't there: the little brown card had a number on it, and no parcel in the building next door had the same number. So the first guy looked around the sorting facility just in case, then made a photocopy of my little brown card, had me write my phone number on it, and said he'd call if anything turned up. His best guess, though, was that the carrier had hung onto the parcel at the local office so he could try redelivering it.

So I drove home.

As I pulled onto our block, I saw our local carrier just finishing up his route and loading his mail cart into the back of his van. I pulled in behind him, showed him the little brown card, and he said that Thursday was his day off. It had been some substitute carrier who'd left the card. He said he'd look into it, though, and would let me know when he brought our mail around on Monday. I said thank you, and as he drove off, I suddenly realized that he'd taken the little brown card with him.

And yet? I'm not worried. Because this had to happen, absolutely had to. This is Pinkie we're talking about, after all, and the Post Office. Derpy all around!

But the money's gone through to the Japan relief fund--that's the most important thing--and registered mail means the parcel was insured. And it'll give Pinkie the chance to come leaping out of my mailbox Monday yelling "Surprise!" at the top of her lungs...

Mike

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2483324

>>2482074
Did they ever find it?

MHPayneCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2483337

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>>2483324
Yep!

I was gonna get her a nice, tasteful wooden frame, but when I saw the glowing metallic pink one at the shop, well, that settled that.

Defender of StalliongradCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2483344

>>2483337

What does the hoofwritten note say?

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2484003

>>2483337
That's awesome!


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