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Desktop Ponies 458[View][Last 50 Posts]

8 bit ponies on your desktop.

Full Download (v1.60 released 2016-07-15)

Another year, another thread - and as always even more ponies than before (Old Thread >>45984).

Check out the deviantART community:

Also check out the OC thread for more ponies, and information about creating your own OCs:

Your can find the program source code on github:
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hhiiiiiiiiiiiii 2726

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Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 2727

This isn't a general discussion thread. You might want to go to >>>/oat/.

DPE release 0.1.1a 2728

Release #2, now with settings; see >>2721
5 of them (namely: Always on top, Enable interactions, Enable speech, React to cursor hover, Base scaling factor) aren`t working yet, due to the lack of respective features in the backend.
Message boxes shown anywhere except the main menu may become glitchy if left on the screen.

Translation files can be found here: https://github.com/hidefromkgb/DPengine/tree/master/exec/loc
If anyone wants to translate DPE into any language, feel free to send pull requests.

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Pre-reader 63.546"s Equestria Daily Feedback Thread Pre-reader 63.546!vZ.Mh9z92U 23[View][Last 50 Posts]


As everyone should know by now, Equestria Daily has gone almost exclusively to short bullet-point reviews, except in cases where only a small number of items need to be corrected for posting. I enjoy giving longer reviews, but can no longer do so through Equestria Daily, so I will post them here. I will only do so for stories that in my estimation would have passed the old automoon system; others will get only the bullet-point treatment in the email.

This thread is only for the authors in question and me. They are free to ask questions or ask me to remove their reviews from the thread for any reason. For any other traffic, I will ask a mod to delete it. General questions about Equestria Daily or the pre-reading process should be posted here:

Note that I won't give an exhaustive list of errors; I'll provide a representative list of the types of problems I find and leave it to the author to scour his story for the rest.

To avoid repeating myself, I'll post a few of the more common discussion topics up here; your review may refer you to one or more of these.

Dash and hyphen use:
Hyphens are reserved for stuttering and hyphenated words. Please use a proper dash otherwise. They can be the em dash (Alt+0151) with no spaces around it or en dash (Alt+0150) surrounded by spaces. Some usage (primarily American) employs only the em dash, while other usage (primarily British) employs an em dash for cutoffs and an en dash for asides. It doesn't matter which system an author uses, as long as he is consistent.

Comma use with conjunctions:
There may be other grammatical reasons to place commas, but in the simplest forms, commas accompany conjunctions to separate clauses, not to separate two items of a compound subject, verb, or object. The most common simple sentence forms are:
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Pre-reader 63.546!vZ.Mh9z92U 2711

Right away, there are some subtle oddities in the perspective. First, we get this:
>the pink earth pony//
People don't think about themselves or others they know in such abstractly external terms, so this would seem to be an omniscient narrator. But a little later, this turns up:
>chuckling at her employer’s silly question//
This expresses an opinion in the narration, so it'd tend to indicate a limited narrator. It's most likely Sweet Roll's viewpoint, but it's possible this is Cherry judging her own question as silly. Shortly after:
>The fun hadn’t yet begun!//
That's not just an opinion. That's the narrator directly taking on one of the characters' voices. So you definitely have a limited narrator, and probably in Cherry's perspective. So you have to be careful to keep it that way.

>crystal blue eyes//

I could see her commenting on her own hair color, since it's hanging right in front of her face. But she can't see her own eyes, and their color isn't relevant to what's happening, so why would she mention it?

>“Hmm, that looks good!” She exclaimed//


>Recipes were unnecessary, for she knew them all by heart.//

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Pre-reader 63.546!vZ.Mh9z92U 2717

>"Keep doing that and you'll go deaf in one ear."//
As opposed to... having them on straight and going deaf in both ears? I'm not sure what Sugarcoat's getting at. That Lemon shouldn't be wearing headphones at all?

>Lemon sighed heavily, and shook her head to clear her mind.//

The same subject does both verbs. That makes it a compound verb, not a separate clause, so you don't need the comma.


Take care that you don't include the quotation marks in the italics, unless the entire quote is italicized. This happens throughout the story, so scan the whole thing for it.


You don't need the apostrophe, since you're eliminating an entire word, not clipping some letters off this one. You use this spelling a couple of times.


And you don't need that apostrophe either. You're not clipping letters off, just making a spelling imitative of a pronunciation of what is still the whole word. You do this one a lot. A global search and replace would get rid of them.

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Pre-reader 63.546!vZ.Mh9z92U 2723

Note that for a lot of the mechanical stuff, I only pointed out one or two examples of each kind of problem, not every instance of each. You should look for other instances of the same things, as in many cases, there were other spots that needed to be fixed.

>regardless of if you studies//


>Valentine's day//


>My only true love is the basketball game tomorrow?//

I can't figure why that's a question.

>My sport friend//

>the redhead//
People just don't think about others they know in such external, abstract terms.

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Vote Twilight Sparkle for Princess of America Anonymous 2609[View]

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Pipes!HaitfwkMrU 2718

She cant do any worse than Trump lol


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Sure, how much worse could it get?

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2720

Fallout 3 irl?

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Valentine´s day 2708[View]

Hope you like it!

Clarity!EGL9GiOd9k 2712

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Very cute!

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2714

Is this part of a set?

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MSpaint art requests Timekeeper!vLNCOxl8yM 2076[View]

Yeah... Not much more to say. If I like the request, I'll take it.
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Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2707

I like the concept, and in that pic the detailing goes well with the colors.

Timekeeper!vLNCOxl8yM 2709

Kinda, don't know the whole story with that pone, though I like where you're going with that. I joked with my friend that their OC must bleach the tips of their feathers and then dye them to get that look, that's my take.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2713

Then again they could just be painting over it, if they wanted to be cheapskates. Heh.

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Hello my fellow Bronies. As every fan of the show I created an alternate universe inspired by the end of the S5, but this is, as usual, a crossover between franchises. In this case I choose the Unreal franchise. I haven't received any advice, so I come here to shitpost my ideas.

My timeline is something like this:
>No Elements of Harmony. They vanished protecting Equestria.
>Twilight investigated the human beings. She bring some human technology to ponies.
>Somehow (I won't put here why), chaos went out of control, creating a new era.
>The Mane6 became more "divine", like a religion.
>A war between nations versus the pony empire began, because they wanted the pony technology.
>Space colonization is now a reality.

Literally every suggestion is accepted, no matter what it is.

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Story Time! Pony Writer 2683[View]

Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are in a playful mood. They walk by, and catch Gilda stuck in this position.

What do they do?

I’m gonna write a story about this! Hit me with your most fun, playful and naughty ideas. Whatever ideas are the best, and most popular, I’ll write a story about.

Here’s hoping we can make this thread into something creative, original, and fun!
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Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2687

It's an idea with a viable audience, but it's not my thing.
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Anonymous 2694

>fun, playful
Paint some silly cutie mark on her flanks using something very hard to get rid of, then proceed to convince everyone in Ponyville that Gilda turned out to be half-pony as they just saw her get her mark. Don't know where you'd go from there, I never had the spark.

Anonymous 2696

Yo OP, you considered putting this on /mlp/?

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old music circuitfry 2680[View]

Hi. I joined the fandom around the end of the first season. I left before the fifth, so I'm gone.

I got an e-mail, however, from someone who was trying to reach me. A fan who bought my stuff. He said he lost his files and was trying to get his albums back. He bought one of my albums, once. I am still running an old archive of my .mp3s just in case.

Each of the individual tracks can be found in the link below.


People still run compiled music archives, right? My stuff is old. You'll hear how old it is. I don't make fan music anymore. Someone will probably like something from it. Thank you.


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Those are some fancy tunes, thanks for sharing them.

Raindrops(phone) 2688

Whoa, Circuitfry? You still exist? It's been ages since I've heard of you.

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The Age of Wings and Steel Reading - Chapters 1-5 - 6 Incoming! Strangest Amethyst 2640[View]

Hello again Ponychan Fanworks board!

A while ago I posted the first couple chapters of my reading of DSNesmith's The Age of Wings and Steel. (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13034/the-age-of-wings-and-steel)

I've since gotten a bit further with the story, up to Chapter 5 with Chapter 6 exporting as I speak, and I thought I'd post each video released thus far here to get the opinions of the fine folks at Ponychan once again.

Chapter 1 - The Field: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCq6_2B1Yaw

Chapter 2 - Celestia and the Council: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BaNUoqHXhg

Chapter 3 - A Chance Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN2eY5notD0

Chapter 4 - An Unusual Messenger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAbmYv_mrTQ

Chapter 5 - Northward Bound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3mZ0YXq0O4
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Strangest Amethyst 2641

Strangest Amethyst 2679

Chapter 7 - The Tale of Trottingham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pb25Lc4-YI

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The Training Grounds: TSSSF Edition 375[View]

#Reviewer #The Training Grounds

Previous thread: >>128937

Welcome one and all to the Training Grounds, the review thread for authors and reviewers, both newcomers and seasoned veterans alike! Do jump in and participate if you can. New reviewers, editors and authors are always welcome! After a year of low activity we finally hit autosage, and it’s time for a new thread. Put some wood on the fire, sip some cocoa/tea/coffee/wine or whatever your drink is, and let’s ship some ponies get those quills moving.

How to get a review: Post a story with its title, description, tags, and a link to it where applicable. Please include all of these in your post and not just a Fimfiction link to a title page.
Remember that while reviewers love to read, they will often lean towards being critical. Don’t be discouraged—use their criticism to improve your writing!

How to review stories: Write what you think about the story (or review) and post it in a reply. Writers want their work to shine so point out faults with gusto, but don't avoid compliments either—if something makes you smile, a few kind words can add a lot to your review.
Put a * in front of the subject field if you’d like your review reviewed.
[hide] tags are useful for long replies.

How to review other reviews: Put the title of the story being reviewed in the subject line along with the reviewer who wrote it. Say what you think about the review and point out anything you think they could work on, but also tell them what they’re doing right. Support what you say with good sources if you can. Reviewing a review is like reviewing a story, just with a different focus. Don’t be shy if you have something to say. They want your feedback, after all!

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>That gives the line your own unique bit of character because trying to copy the heavy emotional weight of that opening in Fallout is not in the cards for this story as of now. You're too chipper and lively for that.

I don't know that I want the intro to be too upbeat though. I know it hasn't shown in the early chapters, but the story as I have it planned gets much more serious and dark, so I don't want to falsely lead people to believe my story is going to be a completely "sunshine and rainbows" look at the wasteland (even if a lot of it does end up like that).

I did take your advice though, and I reworked the opening a little bit to be a little more reasonable (at least, I hope so). I won't make you look at it if you're busy, but if you do want to take a look the original story link I gave should take you to the updated version.

WB!hS9ZjLM/uE 552

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Better, but you really, really need to get rid of the line:

>“Sorry about that, Windspeed. I don’t know why we’re listening to this, you’re already in the Enclave after all. Not like some politician could inflate your opinion of them even more.”

A "I know you don't like it" would suffice. That's all that matters as of now. If you must, let Windspeed mention something like "I get enough of that at meetings, I don't need to hear the brass when I'm on leave too." The line as is just stinks of shoehorned exposition. One of those "I already know you know this, but the audience doesn't so I'm going to say it aloud for no apparent reason" sort of deals.
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Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 2676

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Oy this place still exists? WB are you the only one here?

In any case, here. A story I've grown more attached to than I thought. Ion gave me the idea for it way back when, and it's grown bigger than I could have hoped I've nearly concluded Act I and I'm moving on to Act II soon, but I want to make sure there's no issues with it as it sits, since I intend to put it up for publication on EQD. Could you old yahoos give it the old beat down? And don't be gentle.

Title: The Secret of Ponyville
Tags: Dark, Tragedy, Romance, Gore
Synopsis: This last letter from Rarity tells of how she destroyed an innocent town beneath the masquerade of its prosperity, and how her entire life has been one big moment of regret.
Wordcount: 23k
link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12vAabM4GnmcNtSVipBU86iYJc4ZSyZYD-iqbDWXbhKQ/edit#
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MLP mashup video 2667[View]

Fan girl made mashup on YouTube. What do you think?

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2668

Cute, in the 'look what they did' way.

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[b]Pone Video Thread[/b] Anonymous 2665[View]

Post your videos!
Critique other anon's vidoes!
I'll scrubscribe to anyone who replies!

I just finished my first PMV a few days ago and have another wip I might post looking for suggestions. If you want to see Twilight rap vulgarities, then this is the video for you.

Welcome to Ponyville - Act 1 *REPAINTED* Anonymous 2616[View]

Strongly recommended for those who have watched "Games Repainted" on Youtube.

This thing has long been in Haitus, but now I've decided I'm gonna finish it once and for all.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2618

No links?

Anonymous 2661

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>This thing has long been in Haitus, but now I've decided I'm gonna finish it once and for all.
Good to hear. For some reason it doesn't show up in any fan-made game lists or in google searches, you might want to get more people aware of its existence. I barely managed to find its name (here).

It's fairly easy to find if you know the name: http://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/qpz0tpngf0a3ca5fw2bpsg/welcome-to-ponyville
I'm certain it had its own site around a year ago, though.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2662

>> speak to Futon
>You try talking to your futon. You are sure it tried to reply.


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Fluttershy Petting Simulator EwoudCP!PcznjJ12Lg 2608[View]

Just released version 0.9 of the Fluttershy Petting Simulator!


Figured I'd just shamelessly advertise this here. I'll be here to answer questions and take suggestions.

I originally planned more content, but the voice work has hit a snag and I'm stuck waiting. I went ahead and finished the game as much as I could (minus some animations due to lack of voice work). This is version 0.9, and it will be updated to v1.0 when I have all the content.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2614

Good little game/toy/whatever.
Fluttershy here is even cuter in motion, and the interactivity makes her even moreso. I liked it when I went to see if I could boop her snout and it actually happened.
The extra animations do seem to be needed but it's all good if it's coming in a future release.
Continue this work, please.

Vocalist looking for fellow singers/Musicians 2621[View]

Hello, I know the music side of the fandom is starting to become less and less popular as things go on but nevertheless I am here with my attempt.

I'm looking for other people willing to get in on this little group that can assist with Creating Music, doing Vocals, Mixing and in the end uploading songs up onto youtube. I already have a couple of Parody songs written alongside some originals that simply need to be properly performed and get decent music behind them.

If anyone is at all interested in this please reply on this thread with any past experience you have, people that are good with things like FruityLoops or other music creating software will be placed higher above on the list of selections.

Skype will be a preferred means of contact, but if you wish to keep that information secret until you have confirmed that the project is real I can create a Discord server for us to chat through until that time.
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Anonymous 2622[View]

I need a little help. I've been trying to find an audio project, but my leads seem to be dead ends. It is a radio play about Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash on Hearth's Warming based in part on "Gift of the Magi." It was done by Scoot-Scootaloo and talked about on Brony Time ep. 57 (http://www.bronytime.com/2013/12/episode-57-how-scoots-and-crew-saved-christmas/). However, they never said on the episode (and I've listened to it twice to find it) where the play would be available to hear after it's premier or even what it is called. I'm hoping someone here knows what I'm talking about and where it is.

Clarity!EGL9GiOd9k 2635

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No luck finding it, sorry.

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Dumping sketches as I learn Karmadose!zSlM3ck7V6 1521[View][Last 50 Posts]

Hello! I'm going to be dumping sketches I'm not horrified at the sight of here as a quick way to link people to them while also having a place to check out my past work to contrast for progress.
If you stumble upon these horrors I encourage you to give some constructive critism . Help eliminate girrafe Flutterdash's one tip at a time
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MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2624

Add lines to them so as to practice 3d spheres.

Post-it 2625

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I feel you need to plan out the landmarks of the facial features a little better. A lot of liberties can be taken when drawing pony so it can be easy to get lost in it all.

I dont know if you're using Discord but feel free to add me if you'd like: Post-it#5338

Post-it 2626

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Here's a nice reference. I'm sure you've seen it before but I feel it can be used as a nice standard and I go back to it when I feel like I'm getting lost in too much stylization.

S.A. Reads "The Age of Wings and Steel" Strangest Amethyst 2595[View]

Hi all!

I've been thinking about trying to do an audiobook-style reading for a little while, and I ended up deciding to read DSNesmith's "The Age of Wings and Steel" on my YouTube channel.

I uploaded the first couple chapters a few days ago, so I thought I'd post it here to get the feedback of the fine folks at Ponychan and to ask whether anyone would like to see any more of the story read!


Thank you all for your time.
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Strangest Amethyst 2605


Thanks so much! Glad you liked it.

I'm definitely interested in recording the next few chapters once I've gotten over this cold I seem to have coming on.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2606

Do more, when you can.

Strangest Amethyst 2613


Aye, sir!

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Enma/Mortimer's Commissions Are Back! Mortimer !HOoVEs3Q5. 728[View][Last 50 Posts]

deviantArttumblr PatreonYouTube ko-fi

Commissions are: Open
Commission Information
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Let's say I haven't been a happy person lately

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2603

Well, Godspeed in any case.


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