News Wrap Up

Goooood Morning Equestria,

I did this a few times before in the on-season and figured it would be a good time to start doing them again.  In short its where I compile the past weeks’ worth of news into a single post.  This includes both our own news, and of course EqD in short form.  A few people said they liked it, as it catches you up on community and show news in one easy post, so hopefully expect these every Saturday, hopefully right in the morning hours.
Also in the future (and this has been said before), I will also be posting articles of a random nature about poines, more about the community.  Somewhere I know I plan to write up the journey that was taken back in October, and how we all went from basically a small group on 4chan and various IRC channels to a massive subculture.  I joined the herd back on 11/12/10 so I’ve seen a ton.  But probably not today :)
So without further delay, here is your weekly news wrap up.
FiM – #1 Meme:  It seems that MLP has taken the #1 slow over at KnowYourMeme, just barely getting past ‘Forever Alone’.  According to EqD, the main page hasn’t updated but if you check the actual FiM and Forever Alone pages, FiM is officially ahead.  This is also the site that upgraded us from ‘fandom’ to ‘subculture’.
Name Changes:  Seems this is the second known brony to change their name, but somebody over on Ponychan has legally changed their name to “Kim Fluttershy Dykas”, which indeed is stuff subcultures are made of.  Apparently awhile back a Finland brony changed their name to “Rainbow Alexi Dash”.  But as Seth said in the article, must be easier in other countries to change your name, over here in the States and I would assume Canada, its harder than all hell to change your name, with tons of lawyers, papers, and seeing a judge.  Party on bronies.
My Little Euro Ponies:   FiM is making its way over to Europe and the United Kingdom, as a promo video has been seen on Boomarang (see title link).  Holy crap they like to say pony over there, and in a sexy british accent.  I’m guessing the Boomarang channel over there is something totally different than the Boomarang here across the pond.  I assume both are owned by Cartoon Network since we did know Non-US CN bought the contract to play the show.  Its just over here are Boomarang plays nothing but classical cartoons, ranging from the original Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo to the Powerpuff Girls and Dexter’s Lab.  Now somepony find me a season schedule for it.
Job Opening at DHX Media:   DHX Media in Vancouver is hiring Animators/Posers, Supervisors, Animation Revisionists, Designers and Storyboard Artists.  From EqD’s article, apparently according to Jayson Thiessen’s Twitter page, this is the place to be if you want to get into the magical kingdom of FiM.  And its true, you can get into the gates.  A community member by the name of GlamourKat who is an animator / artist manage to get into the gates of colorful equine for season 2.  So far she has kept her lips closed about what to expect, but I know when I’ve seen her in the IRCHighway Chat, she’s at least giving us a viewing of the inside, namely like if other animators favor certain ponies, or what they got on their desks, and just how being a crew member of FiM is like.  I should be an actual reporter and ask her for an interview…
My Little Pony Convention Information:  Written by Hillary who has years of experience in the Pony World, its basically what to expect when (as an FiM fan) you go to a Pony Convention since they do exist.  In short, there will be men, some will be into ponies and many will not.  FiM is very welcomed and people of the previous generations do love the show.  Friendship is Magic, so don’t be scared to go join the older generations in celebration of colorful equine.
Metal Pony Pins Pre-Order:  Pinfilly is taking pre-orders on the Pony Pins.  Get’em while you’re hot, and it will take 3 weeks to a month to get’em from the factory, depending on your location.
Summer Sun Celebration Compilation:  Well the contest didn’t turn out as thought, but Plaster wanted to showcase the entries since people put a fair amount of work into them.  Its good to see people didn’t rip their hair out when the contest was cancelled.  I might actually go over the 28 entries and pick out the DerpyHooves.com choices, since I was suppose to be a judge, but all 28 rule too.
And that’s all for this week’s news, and indeed thats what you get when you boil it down.  There are some other articles from this week that I’ll be posting in separate posts today, and we’re also going to do an Arts & Crafts Wrap Up, as there was a ton of plushies and other fan made merchandise put out over the week.  Anyways, off to do fun Saturday things (like get fitted for a tux for a wedding)…
  • derpymaths

    you should totally interview glamourkat! that would be awesome and i'd love to see some derpyhooves original content mirrored over at EqD.

  • Plaster

    i've linked some stuff to seth through email, I think he tries his hardest to ignore every other blogs existence :/