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: >>128414
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:
He performed this action and that action. He and she performed this action. He and she performed this action and that action. He performed this action, and she performed that action.
Dialogue punctuation/capitalization: When transitioning from a quote into a speech tag, you use a comma in place of a period (other end punctuation would remain unchanged), and the tag is not capitalized by default. Here are the most common forms:
"Speech," he said. "Speech." He performed a non-speaking action. "Beginning of quoted sentence," he said, "end of quoted sentence."
Lavender Unicorn Syndrome (LUS): This is overuse of descriptors such as "the lavender unicorn" when referring to a character. Most times, a name or pronoun will do, and they blend in without pulling attention away from what's happening in a story. These descriptors also tell us information we already know, for the most part. If anyone doesn't know that Twilight is a lavender unicorn, it'd be odd to find him this waist-deep in the fanfiction community.
When it's okay to use them are (very sparingly!) for a bit of flavor, when they actually do impart some new information, or when there are a lot of characters present, such that names quickly get repetitive and pronouns are ambiguous.
Talking heads: This refers to conversations that have back-and-forth dialogue with little in the way of action to separate them. The characters may as well be disembodied heads floating in a featureless void, for all I know. Half of a conversation is nonverbal cues. They carry so much of the emotional content of what's said, so give the reader the complete picture. Use the same techniques as show versus tell. Speaking of which...
Show versus tell: It's better to get the reader to interpret a character's emotions than to tell them outright. Devices for doing that include body language, reactions, facial expressions, actions, and sometimes speech and thought. The three biggest red flags are outright naming an emotion (sad), -ly adverb form (happily), and prepositional phrase form (in excitement). The last one in particular is almost always redundant with an action it follows. You'll bore the reader just throwing cold facts at him. This is akin to an actor expecting the audience to intuit his mood from his actions and speech rather than stating it outright. The latter is more efficient, but also quite boring. Showing is not always necessary, but is a better idea when emotions run high, the story is at a critical plot point, you want the reader to feel something along with the character, or it's early in the story where you need to hook the reader.
Saidisms: The verb "said" (and to a degree, other common ones like "answered," "replied," "stated") blend in without calling much attention to themselves. It's okay to use other speaking verbs like "shouted," "muttered," "whispered," etc. to convey a mood or tone of voice, but after a point, the reader starts noticing the choice of speaking verb more than the speech itself, which is a bad thing. The more often an author uses more exotic ones, the more the reader will remember them more than the story. A good mix of mundane speaking verbs, more unusual ones, and going without a speech tag at all will serve a story well.
Head hopping: It is okay to change character perspectives within a story, but doing so too abruptly or too often is jarring to the reader. An author must consider whether the information he's presenting would be available to the intended perspective character. If not, then he must consider whether the information is important enough to be necessary, can be presented in such a way that the perspective character can perceive it, or if a shift of perspective is truly the best way. And if a shift is justified, then be prepared to stay in that character's perspective for some time. Staying there for only a sentence or paragraph just jerks the reader around. And when changing perspectives, do so smoothly. Imagine a camera, gradually zooming out of one character to a more objective viewpoint, then zooming in on another.
Spirit's Art & Commissions Those of you who've been around for a long while might know that I used to like to draw a lot. Now that I'm done with school, I'd like to draw more often and professionally. If what I do interests you, please follow me on social media and consider commissioning me. Your support is greatly appreciated!
I created, an furrysona name E'Rokyta the Alien Lioness
If any, doodler ~ sketcher ~ drawer wanna do their own versions of my OC's/ you can for fun
Rainstream's Art Thread Huh, could have sworn I had an art thread around here somewhere. Eh whatever I never used it anyway. Must have gotten killed during the whole shift back in 2013. Geez I've been gone a while. I'm in a concise mood. I'mma make art and post it here. Comment if you like it or give me critique and stuff. I've literally just started drawing 2 weeks ago so I need all the help I can get. I take requests.
Remembering: Sensual Stories Threads, The Collection Oh man, do I have a throwback post for you guys. Okay, a long time ago, back in the baby days of Ponychan, before the merger, before the drama and everything, this site used to be much larger with TONS of boards. It was litty. The year was 2011 and the Brony fandom was still in its infancy.
This board used to be called /fic/, because music, games and videos had their own boards. Me and a few other O.G's used to have a running thread called "Sensual Stories" thread. it was SO popular, we'd revise the thread everytime we reached 500+ posts. I mean, we were on like "Sensual Stories Thread #35" in just a few months, it was fucking huge.
The point was to create a single short story in as few posts as possible. Stories ranged from HOT to Awww and everything in between. They were romance stories, often told from 2nd person, and were very popular. We'd write our stories and review or critique each others work. It was awesome.
I made ALOT of friends on those sensual threads, and we accumulated many fans. We had haters who would tell us "clopping was wrong" and stuff, and it was understandable. See, this was back in the day when the creators of the SHOW would ACTUALLY come HERE to chat with us. We had artists, animators and even a few writers come to Ponychan and chop it up, so many were worried about what our stories were gonna do.
Anyway, the Sensual Stories Threads lasted for YEARS, but started dying in 2014~ When this site went redux, many boards got merged. Many cool secret boards and staff left (Staff used to be SO interactive with us, it was great), and them the merger happened and even more changed.
But my boi Sandman... he collected some of our FIRST works from the first 5 or so Sensual Stories Threads and put them in 6 PDF's. I literally made a DropBox account, JUST to share them. They have been in my SkyDrive (One Drive now) since 2012, and I just read some of our early works. He build a very nice book out of them, and added credits to the writers. It brought a tear to my eye as I read some of our works. I've been with this fanbase since day one and to see the names of all my fellow O.G's that are no longer on this site makes me miss the beginnings. Season 2 was still hyping up, Lauren Faust was still active on the show, this site had ALL the traffic, EQD was a fucking BABY site, bronies were SO creative, everyday was NEW user content. Music, flash games, animation and of course...sensual stories.. so here it is. A blast from the past. Read them, love them. And remember the early days:
Ponykart vanished? While I'm talking to a couple of friends online about how Hasbro could possibly make an MLP game for a wide audience if partnered up with someone, it got me thinking on fan projects. Fighting is Magic and Equestria Legends come to mind: The MLP fan MMO is still going strong and while Fighting is Magic bit the dust, it still has its fans as it is still played today even after being canceled. But one other project came into my mind and that was PonyKart. It was supposed to be a kart racing game with the Mane 6 and possibly more characters as the racers with karts and race tracks being built from the ground up and even getting music for the game made. Today I found out the project had been canceled years ago and a fan group picked it up to continue the project. I go to the group and it's been dormant for two years, souricng a website they use now, being Ponykart.org, but I cannot access it for some reason so I can't tell if the project is still going on. Further more they had postings on a website called Trello with concept art as well as progress, but that also laid dormant two years ago. Can anybody help a guy out and find out what has happened?
I couldn't think of a subject title, I am so sorry So, I went to the Eddsworld tumblr account for the sake of nostalgia and I found quite the bizarre and lovely gem, which I wanted to share with you
MLP - The Flutterby Effect I can't edit the thread title, but I've changed this to a general art thread.
Original description: This is a fan project, so I thought it might be alright to post here; if it's not let me know! Sorry!
I'm working on a fan miniseries called the Flutterby Effect (working title), and am at the point where I need voice actors. (Not just the ones listed here, of course, but as far as the first episode, at least.)
Friendship is Pandering Hello this is a new parody series a friend of mine has been working on for a good while. He would love feedback. Of course not all will like this and that's understandable but do give it a chance. Thank you and I hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/WQlxzK06TfA
Hello my horses, I made a clicker. Please throw rats at it.
We are looking for an editor So hello everyone I'm the director/writer of an abridged show called MLP : Friendship is Pandering. I've posted it here before (don't mind if you dont remember) but, heres a link to jog anyone's memory or to introduce you to our stuff https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcx3cqeUZLMK2KZWz7EuORQ
Now we've ran into a bit of a snag in the sense that we may have bitten off a bit more than we can chew. At this moment we have 2 editors, but, as this is a fan project and, they do have lives outside of this (ie. college , work, etc) things aren't going as fast as we'd hope. And we are looking for someone else to come in and help. In the link I provided you'll get a basic idea of the type of editing we need. (More so in episode 3 since that is our most recent one). If you're interested in joining our team I will leave my info to contact me via, discord (since it seems everyone has one now) to get more details and such about what you will be doing, and, for you to show me a little bit of your work as well. I will stress because I would hate to given anyone the wrong idea, this is a fan project with no money coming into it, its purely passion that drives us, so I understand 100% if that puts you off. I thank you for your time in reading this, I thank you again if you take the time to message me about this. This is a big project but, with the passion we have in it , and the right help, I am certain we can go far. Thank you again and have a nice day.
-Director / Writer "SciTwiWiFi"
Discord - SciTwiWiFi #5732
(PS if there are any alternative means to reach you please list them in your reply along with any software you use)
Criminally Cute The CMCs get arrested for being too adorable!
Mlp strange crossovers Post some strange crossover yo know. Comic, video, or a sinple image.
This is a comic crossover of Eqg and jojo bizarre adventure (the original universe) the main characters are Shizuka joestar And Sunset shimmer.
Sister - Brother Bond I was looking at this thread and saw alot of Apple family related art/fanwork so I drew these too. (I don't ship them, just to be exact.)
I was known as Joel Blackburn on here Since my last appearance on this site as a whole I have matured. Things in my life have changed.
I wanted to explain the reason I had acted the way I had. But to explain that I must state what lead to my consistent outbursts on this site.
#1 I had a character I had spent a lot of time customizing to make as appealing to other people as possible even had artists tell me what colors to use. The coloring I used I got lambasted for.
#2 I was going through my parents divorce when I started watching mlp and was also going through relationship issues. So as expected I made a character that both in appearance and attitude reflect the emotions I was feeling at the time.
And last but not least
#3 I just was here to see and pick around m if someone wanted to pair him up with their characters.
Now that we got that out of the way. Let's get down to brass tax. I left this fanbase on the basis of how I was treated. I've grown a thicker skin.
I've gotten my mothers boyfriend to stop beating the shit out of me or trying to kill me in my sleep when ever he feels like it.
I'm on heavy anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication.
I have come back because I have somewhat honed my story writing abilities and have come to offer my aid to those who want tips on how to put more meat and character development into their literary work. Which the entire premise of my characters backstory and storyarch was based upon character development.
Character development is something often those of you on hear who don't know what the essence of a good story is if your story is based around a person you those of you who are somewhat more educationally underdeveloped than me call this being edgy.
So I am here to as I said before to offer aid to help you with your stories. Yes I have trouble with punctuation however that doesn't mean I can't write well thought out beautiful stories.
So ask away their are no limits. Whenever you need advice look upon this thread and reply to it. I'll be here when you need me.
[b]Pone Video Thread[/b] 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnVvPC1TrPo
Who was the artist of Ask Sunny and Solar? I remember this old tumblr blog called "Ask Sunny and Solar" about a neet mute unicorn who learned a magic writing spell to communicate. he then runs across (is cratered by) a human mysteriously turned into a mare. Both proceed to have a huge freakout.
It was a cool story, with some really decent scene design. And it died a horrible idling death back in 2013, but I never caught exactly who the artist was, so I don't know if they've done anything else. Does anyone know this artist? I can't find anyone with quite the same style.
Alas, I only saved 2 pictures from it, this one...
I'm looking for a fairly simple piece of art: a group of ponies' cutie marks surrounding the Blades of Exile from God of War III on a black background with light gray smoke. I'll add a list of the marks, just reply if you can help me out.
-the Main Six -Celestia/Luna -Vinyl Scratch -an OC whose mark is a ball and chain
need fic recommendations I'm having a bad time of it these days and I need something to read to take my mind off it.
Can anyone recommend any happy, fluffy clop that's decently well written?
I also have this desire to read good hurt/comfort fic but then again, given the nature of some of the things I'm dealing with--well, can anyone recommend anything well written?
Have a pony pic because I don't think you can start a thread without one.
Bronycon 2013 Merch for Sale Apparently /merch/ is supposed to b merged with /fan/ so I guess this is the accurate place to post...
Please note: There is only ONE in stock for all listings. Once it's gone, it's gone. I can only ship within the USA.
I'm selling off handcrafted customs from Bronycon 2013 in order to have a bit of money to get by. All listings will be linked below and are at set discounted prices from their original pricing at the time of purchase / current price listing if it's still being sold by the creator.
I'd like to highlight the big ticket items, Shining Armor and Princess Cadence plushes from Cutie Corral, both wearing their royal wedding attire. They're listed individually, but I honestly can't imagine them being apart, haha.
Hope you all find something you like. I need these gone ASAP, so if they don't sell I might just pawn them.
I have a oc name Amber she love's to draw and make new friends. She also have a pat fox name Stitches,She can fly and walk. I would love to have her in my blog/desktop fly,walk & talk also the fox following her. I was having problems with Browser-Ponies would you plz make Amber for me?? I try my best but still having problems its just me not understand computer skill. After you are done make sure you won't steal, because she my oc i am the one made her she is too precious for me. Thank you so mush for helping ps If you can't make Amber for me that's okay i understand. my gmail "[email protected]" This post was edited by its author on 4 Apr 2017 8:12:51 AM. Hi it's me my oc did't not show sorry didn't know how in the first place. I don't want to bother you but here's she is hop this time you can see my beloved Amber.
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The Age of Wings and Steel Reading - Chapters 1-5 - 6 Incoming! Hello again Ponychan Fanworks board!
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.
It has honestly been years since I wrote an MLP fanfic (I've just been working with Ever After High stories, my new bae) so I wrote a new story, this time about Sunset Shimmer
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.
Spiriting Fluttershy's Dark Sky [Fanfic] Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle have a spiritual journey.
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.
Story Time! 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!
old music 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.
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!
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.
Vocalist looking for fellow singers/Musicians 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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Dumping sketches as I learn 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
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!
PMV/Crimson Sings! I could use with some criticism/compliments with this. I'm proud of it, but I'd like to see what other people think! -https://youtu.be/YmhavYAqhtI
On equestriadaily another "Artist Training Grounds" will happen soon - in short they'll be giving you a topic and participants will draw a pony picture about it. One picture per day for 30 days. Viewers will post feedback and pictures will be featured on the main page of eqd.
Ponies Magazine Writing fake pony tabloid. Need inspiration for scandals for articles. Pic not related.
A request for survey responses>Pic related(ish)
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Umbra. I've been something of an off-and-on participant on Ponychan for several years now.
I'm in the process of conducting some rather extensive sociological research relating to bronies, and I need a substantial number of survey responses and/or interviews in order to acquire the data I need for my written report.
Along with Equestria Daily, I always knew Ponychan as a hub of community activity. Even though traffic has slowed down somewhat, it would mean a lot to me if you folks would take a few minutes of your time to complete and share the link to the survey found below:
The survey takes only about five to ten minutes to complete and is completely anonymous, not to mention you'll be contributing new knowledge to an issue that has yet to receive a lot of scholarly attention. Thanks, everyone!
Does anyone have an archive link to the pinned motivation thread on the original mlpchan's /art/ board?
Daily drawing practice methods This is a thread to post daily practice sheets to make sure I keep up my goals. If anyone else would like to join in and post a practice sheet a day, I'd love that. We can yell at each other if we miss a day.
This one's a simple 'draw circles everywhere' practice
Reminder that /mlp/ is making an album
Author Thread, because wynaut?#Author#Collection#Discussion
I can't update the old one on /fic/ anymore, so I figured I'd move this here. I'll just post my thoughts on my current works, past works, future projects, etc, as they come to me. Feel free to jump in, though I realize I'm not exactly critically acclaimed. I shall return to this thread continuously as I go about my incessant pony scribblings, to see what may be gleaned from any discussions arising here.
About me: Well, I'm a darkfic addict, so I really love to see creativity with those, as opposed to just gore for gore's sake. I'm also very cruel as a writer, and tend to seek out every bit of despair I can draw from a character. It's quite fun, actually. I love forcing characters to make impossible choices. However, I do also enjoy the occasional lighthearted slice of life; reading about ordinary ponies doing ordinary things can be refreshing. My characters can sometimes become organic, in that once their personality is written, they develop their own thoughts and desires almost without my input. I often feel as though I'm not actually creating the story, but simply writing it down as the character I wrote tells it to me, if that makes sense.
I write as a hobby, and hope to publish my own original work someday. I use mlp as a medium to hone my talent, and I honestly love the universe I can work with here. In addition, I have a knowledge of writing that I love to share with other authors, and have done so on panels at Bronycon in past years. I mostly just write for fun now, but below are the scattered musings of my mind, collected and organized into some fashion. I hope you enjoy.
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Calling All Artists! So a particular lemur I enjoy reading the scribblings of is looking for art. A lot of it, apparently. And he has quite a few followers so any art he gets will be seen by a lot of people. If this interests you, check out his most recent blog post over here http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/630651/beyonders-calling-all-artists
Working on my drawing skills. Not done yet, I'm looking for any advice.
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Dumping finished image New to this place, this the right place to post art? If it is here something I worked on. I'll also try do some request if I can.
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Help finding fanfic I'm trying to find a fanfic from years ago where shining armor ends up leaving Cadance for Chyrasalis because Candance is evil or something. Anyone know of a fic like that.
Art Dumping Hey, it's been a long while since I've been here. As a drawfag, it's only natural that my first returning post be of my lame art. I remember back when there was an /art/ board. Gotta admit, I was pretty confused for a few moments.
Anyway, I'll try to keep my pony-related art dumpin' in here. I might take requests if I like 'em enough.
What do kids these days like Yo so I have been pretty out of the loop with art, and thought about making some pieces to sell again. BUT I have no idea what you guys wanna see. Feedback please?
help someone without artistic talent have a nice OC. I would love it if someone drew him. If anyone is curious I named him Chrome Star. Also is this a bad OC?
Harmony Falls: An adventure game Hello Everyone! I hope this is the proper place for this sort of thing. I've been working on a MLP fangame in the point-and-click adventure style reminiscent of monkey island or kings quest.
And while I've got a decent handle on things like story, structure, and mechanics; things like art, animation and sound design really aren't my forte. As you can see, I do have one artist at the moment helping with character portraits for dialogue, but the rest is just placeholder graphics at the moment. I'm hoping to find artists and musicians willing to help flesh this game out into a true experience (as opposed to the frightening skeleton of a thing I'd end up producing alone). Feel free to email me or reply here if you're interested or just want to know more!
Aoshi's FluttERR video Hi, Ponychan people! We made another videoclip. Hope you like!
wing reference pics from G1/3/4 about 60 reference pics i've been taking and using for the past few days. most of them are of the same ponies (twilight for g4, firefly for g1, those weird glowing ponies also for g1, and the white pegasus from g3, i desperately can't remember her name)
i don't include normal g4/3 wings because they are personal reference for unusual wing types. hope you can get some use from them
Hero Year 1 A little something ive been working on and off on. Dont know if anyones interested but if they are i'll continue the project.
How is this game still going? Would someone at Ponychan please explain how this browser game (love the title, by the way) has any players at all in 2016?
Interesting pony gestures / pose creencaps Hey, during my drawing studies I decided to screen cap all interesting pony gestures and poses I saw in an episode and sketch them out as reference in a timed fashion to help understand how pone body functions. I found out there's a metric crapload of expressions in every episode and wanted a place to store them to show other people. If you have any interesting screencaps to share, go for it!
*This is Season 4 Episode 3 - Castle-Mania
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A Tribut to The Fans (Custom DVD) Hello everyone. I'm working on a Custom DVD called " A Tribute to the Fans", which is a collection of episodes that are well-remembered for their use of fan service, even if it plays a very small part in the episode. Before you ask, no, this isn't a DVD that going to be sold on the internet or something. This is a video that's going to be uploaded on DailyMotion (that'll be mirror linked on YouTube) that simulates an MLP DVD when "Play All" is selected. I have three episodes and one special feature in mind for the DVD, and I need you guys' help for the rest. And if you want to submit anything else (menu designs, or ideas for more special features), feel free to have at it. Just a reminder that the standard Shout! Factory DVD release has 5 episodes.
Alright, here's what I have in mind.
- The Last Round Up: Kicking off this DVD is the episode that cause both screams of excitement and controversy. I'm of course talking about Derpy Hooves' appearance in the episode. The DVD is going to use the original version of the episode found on "The Friendship Express", which I have a rip of (thank you Yay! Ponies), unlike the censored version where it's more subtle.
- Rainbow Falls: Once again, this will be added because of Derpy's small role in the episode, which is pretty much what most people say is the only good thing about the episode.
- Slice of Life: This episode is nothing but fan service. The DVD will culminate in this episode.
Special feature(s): Music Video - Equestria Girls: The song uses the word "brony" in one verse, making for a perfect shout out to the fans. I'm not sure if this got any sort of DVD release, but the music video is on the official MLP YouTube channel, with The Hub bumpers that I can easily edit out. I might add lyrics to it so it can be a sing-along like the ones that are on a few of the DVDs, though given how limited my editing software is in that department, I'm not so sure. Speaking of which, anyone know the font used in those sing-alongs? It's too curvy to be Generation B, and it doesn't have any serifs, so it's not Woodrow Regular either.
Hello /fan/. My name is Siz, and I'm looking for volunteers for a fan series that is still in it's pre-birth stage. All that I need really is a writer, maybe 3 actors, another artist (me being one myself will add up to two), and an animator. I'm asking for VOLUNTEERS. Meaning, unfortunately, there will be no pay involved. If anyone is interested, please contact me on my email account. (PINKAMENA PIE)
Hello /fan/, my art goes here. If you got feedback or request (and I can draw them, I will) just write here.
Dumping some pics.
Apparently the merch part is gone...so I guess it's here I post...
I'm selling off my collection in order to pay for my debt. I have figures, custom figures, plush and shoes for sale
One Pan Mare.>>Season 5 finale >>Twilight botches up another timeline >>goes to future >>sees everything ok >>confuse
>>be filly Rainbow >>see fight as filly >>be inspired by fight >>spend life growing up training to be strong >>ends up too strong >>becomes one punch mare
end of fic
3D lowpoly ponies I'm playing around with modelling some ponies in blender, but their heads look off. Are there any good reference images I would be allowed to use (M/F heads should be the same scale). Thinking about using the Godot game engine to make a small pony game but I don't have much reference material, like maps, to give me an idea where things are.
i need help to create a title for my fanfic.it is a mix of my little pony and left4dead.
Checkered in Places The story so far:
Twilight is summoned to Celestia's castle on a mysterious errand and puts Fluttershy in charge of rallying group solidarity while she is away. We learn how Rainbow Dash, after suffering humiliation at the hooves of Rarity and Sweetie Belle, has found a new direction in life and is eager to avail the get-together for her madcap purposes.
Meanwhile (in this latest installation), Twilight arrives at her parent's house and makes her way to the castle in the morning. Therewith she encounters a mystic figure from her past who offers to guide her through the transformed city...
A dark sky is cast over all of Equestria after Fluttershy is murdered by an unknown force from the world beyond. Will you help Twilight Sparkle and her friends solve the mystery of her death, and then maybe...choose to see her come awake again?
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LYRA Drive There's an actual street named Lyra Drive in Polaris Ohio!
PonyCrush - New dating site / social network So after about 9 months of work, I finally launched my latest project not too long ago - PonyCrush. It's a social network for pony fans with a focus on dating. It's 100% free, has a completely responsive design, and absolutely no BS. It's also starting to get a substantial number of users at this point - around 197 users.
Years after Twilight's adventures with her friends, she has taken up a personal student to whom she recalls her many tales. Upon one such evening, she recalls her unexpected adventures into a distant land where she made a lifelong friend to whom she owes far too much.
A crossover between My Little Pony and King's Quest. Based primarily off of the recent addition to the series and currently set in just the first chapter.
If there's any critique in terms of tone/plot relations, let me know in the comments.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders-Road to Success The CMC are on the road to success to discover their cutie marks and they face obstacles in their way.
Also i used symbolism in this picture.
Mlp memes I spend time on the bus making stuff for mlp fans and against mlp haters.
Free Commissions I used to do some art commissions back before the merge and when there was still an /art/ board. I'm gonna give it another go as I have hit a major boredom streak in my life and hopefully I'll get to draw some interesting OC's. Anyways just ask me to draw your OC by... giving me a reference for physical description and telling me if you want them in a certain pose or outfit. I also draw them two ways
1. Pencil drawing Basically good old fashion pencil and paper drawing with some shading.
2. Digital drawing This is when I draw it on my computer. I use a mix of Photoshop and Gimp for this
So there you have it, don't worry about prices since I'm doing this for free.
Welcome, for the umpteenth time, to the eighth circle of Hell.
Haha, just kidding. It’s actually the ninth. With summer comes the heat, and also a surprising amount of free time, and so I’m back again to ruffle jimmies and rustle feathers. For those of you who are new to Ponychan, my name is Umbra. My claim to fame on these boards is equally composed of my spectacularly rude reviews, and my habit of disappearing for months on end. Don’t let that former statement scare you off, though. Without flexing my pompous muscle too much, my reviews are usually well-received and have been found to be fairly effective. I’ve been out of the community for far too long, and I feel it’s time I jump back in.
THREAD OVERVIEW AND GUIDELINES
1) Please be kind and respectful to others on the thread. I may seem like an asshole in my reviews, but the truth is that I’m barely a dick, which is at least three categories below asshole. In addition, I fully support Ponychan’s guidelines for proper posting and behavior. Be sure to observe them.
2) This thread is for content evaluation, not for general proofreading. FimFiction.com has a variety of wonderful proofreading threads that I encourage you to visit if you need editing for grammar and spelling.
3) I cannot stress enough that if I review your story, I am unlikely to be kind. I use vulgarity liberally, and my feedback is typically very harsh; I review this way,of course, with the intention of providing effective and useful material for your revisions. No one has yet found my style of review to be an issue, but it is something of which you should be aware.
4) Word count is capped at 7,500 per submission. If you have a work that exceeds this length, please submit it in chapters or sections, and each will be treated in the queue as if it is a standalone story.
5) Requests, if posted in between 12 noon and 6 p.m., will be reviewed within 72 hours barring unforeseen circumstances, provided the queue is not overly-bloated. Requests posted outside this time frame will be reviewed within 96.
6) Excessive gore and sexual content are unacceptable. I will review stories containing gore so long as it is tasteful and serves a clear purpose to the story. Explicit sexual content, in any form and amount, is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate and permanent ban from the thread. Suggestiveness falls under the same category as acceptable gore, however; as long as it is tasteful and relevant, it is acceptable.
8) For each submission, please create a standalone, fresh (meaning free of other comments and clutter) Google Document with commenting abilities and suggestions turned on. I cannot review effectively in a format that does not allow comments, as it strips me of the ability to provide illustrations of your story’s weak points. Each submission should be created with the following format:
Do or deer is BACK, under new leadership. If you are interested in helping I am more then happy to get any I can get.
Could use some help finding a Rarity plush Hey there. I haven't been to Ponychan in like three years, so you'll have to excuse me if this is in the wrong area.
I'm looking for place to get a good quality Rarity plush that won't cost me an arm and a leg. I pre-ordered with 4DE back in late May, but they haven't said a single word about it since June, and my email has gone unanswered for three weeks now.
Anyone know where I can find a plush that isn't terrible Hasbro quality, but won't be three hundred dollars or more, either?
BORED I'M BORED AND I LIKE TO DRAW PONIES SOMEONE INSPIRE ME
Ponychan Association Football Cup Hey there, /fan/! This is a place for projects, right? Recently, on /oat/, we had a brilliant idea, start a FIFA15 championship between every board on ponychan! We were thinking about making 4 divisions. The winners of each division face off on the semi-finals and the final! Every match will be streamed so you can watch it live! If you think this is a good idea, please ellect someone in this board to be your team's manager, please. Also, we need ideas on how the teams are gonna be created... I mean the players. We were thinking of creating players by summarizing the board's characteristics and behavior. But this is obviously flawed. We need ideas on what to do about that. We ask you guys from /fan/ for some help to make this happen. By the way, if every board agrees to the idea, the PAFC will take place twice a year (Winter and Summer editions). Thank you for your attention
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Misbegun - New progressive rock song about Spike Greetings everybody! Today I present to you my newest song. A 16 minute long progressive rock song about Spike, based on the episode "Dragon Quest". Over 300 hours went into making it. So it would mean the world to me if you could give it a listen.
Alex S Pony Songs The musician Alex S (now Andromulus), well-known in the brony fandom, recently removed all his pony songs from public access on Youtube. More recently, he made them available again. When will the madness end? Just make up your mind, man.
Anyway, since his channel is STILL missing several great songs of his, I have created an album of all of his pony songs, plus a few non-pony songs that have likewise disappeared. All the songs are tagged consistently, I used the Andromulus logo as the album art, and the file names are nice and orderly too. Here is the link: https://mega.co.nz/#!PlkiSCKD!rTazsLLQNHquSbrwdzD...
Here is the list of songs:
1) My Little Pony Theme 2) Cutie Mark Crusaders 3) Luna 4) 20 Percent Cooler 5) What a World 6) What Went Wrong 7) Party With Pinkie [VIP] 8) Trixie the Pony Troll [VIP] 9) Ultimate Sweetie Belle [VIP] 10) Party With Pinkie [ORIG] 11) Trixie the Pony Troll [ORIG] 12) Ultimate Sweetie Belle [ORIG] 13) Disco Lights 14) Nyan Cat 15) Melting Pot of Alcohol
I don't know why I included Nyan Cat, it's still on his channel and it's not pony related but I just think it fits.
PS) I know my name is suspiciously close to "Andromulus", but I am NOT Andromulus. I decided to start using my current name before I learned of the name Andromulus. As it happens, my real name is also Alex S, but again I am NOT the same Alex S who made this music. It is just a crazy coincidence that almost makes me believe God exists and is having a laugh.
Where the BUCK did the Art Thread Go!? More specifically, it would appear that the "How do I Pony" went under. Haven't checked back in since April, so I assume that the thread itself got clipped by the board being pruned due to the merger.
Nothing wrong with that, but I hereby request the Art thread start anew.
Here is the previous thread. I am still waiting for a comment reply. And here is the original comment I was going to post to that thread until it was discovered locked. ---- >>129611
Annnnd still no comment that provides a reply to my question.
Still waiting. Might as well provide some material while I am at it.
Here is a cap of how I organize my own material. It isn't strictly well thought out and it is still a work in progress while I research new methods and ways to organize, categorize, designate material.
I am having difficulty in deciding how to organize all the anatomical stuff. Should it be by layers, comparative imagery, or something else?
What goes into where? How do I even set the stuff up for sorting?
Spike In case anyone is interested in watching some of my other drawings, please visit my gallery: masturboy84.deviantart.com Thanks.
FoxTrott's Art Thread Hey guys! The MLP community is what really got me interested in sharing my art with other people. Before I got involved in it on Ponychan, I didn't post my art anywhere. Now, I absolutely love sharing my work, filling requests, and doing commissions for people, so I figured I might as well come back to my roots and start a thread on the merged site.
I do requests and commissions. For requests, just ask and post a reference. I'll get to it as soon as possible, but keep in mind I do work full time. For commissions, post here that you're interested, and contact me through one of the methods listed at the end of this post.
Quick guidelines on requests can be found inside the spoiler.
I WILL DRAW: -OCs -Canon characters -Anthro, pony and non-pony -Feral/quad -Wallpapers -Humans
I WILL NOT DRAW: -Porn -Excessive gore/violence -Extreme fetishes (inflation, vore, diapers, etc) -Anything against the site rules -Anything I deem too gross/boring
I WILL DRAW ON COMMISSION: -Watercolors -Vectors, show style and otherwise -Reference sheets -Channel headers, icons, etc to be used on social media -Convention badges -T-shirt designs -Anything that will be sold, either on a product or just as a print
COMMISSION VS REQUEST I do draw stuff on commission, and if you commission me, you will receive a much higher quality product than if you requested it. I'll work with you every step of the way and even stream the process if you'd like.
Kickstarter projects anybody? I have some ideas for some Brony Kickstarter projects, and I'm wondering if there's anyone here who's interested in possibly joining in and executing them.
We could also use any other site besides Kickstarter.
part of chapter 1 my story begins with princess luna and celestia asighning me to control a little outbreak in ponyville. they sent me there with only 100 troops equiped with light armorment and a small amount of food and water. they thougt we could end this thing easly but they where wrong.