Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ask not...

Ask not, what Pony can do for you,
ask what you can do for Pony.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Stars Will Aid Her Escape

This is the most epic PMV ever fucking made. It encapsulates every aspect of MLP:FiM that make it such an incredible show, and I cry each time I watch this video.

How to watch:
  • Fullscreen
  • 720p
  • CRANK the volume



these fucking ponies man, seriously...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Java maxim

if(wishes == "horses"){
Beggars.motion = "ride";
}
else{
return "SOL";
}

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lunacy

I have a new favorite story:

Lunacy

Too beautiful for my pathetic words.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Can't rightly say just why but...

this song always makes me want to get a shotgun and blow my head off. It's a great song.

O.O

So, checking my email and see one from Google+:

I fangasmed so damn hard.
(Connie Hayden is the pseudonym of Butterscotch's human persona.)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Alright, who's to blame here?

Just discovered the beautiful Ask lonely Inky tumblr last night when the Pie Sisters fanon naming convention finally clicked with me, so whose fault is it? Who chose to name them after three of the ghosts in Pacman: Pinky, Inky, and Blinky?

Yes, it is cute, and amusingly fitting considering the macabre context they are often portrayed in, but somepony still deserves a right good smacking!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Grimdark Archive

I've been working on compiling an archive of grimdark MLP art. The final page isn't done yet, but due to special requests, I threw together some quick & dirty Photoshop web galleries.

Thus far:

******WARNING******
Don't be stupid, this is grimdark, meaning: gore, violence, blood, death, insanity, and all-'round nastiness - you know, the beautiful things in life - and these are for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY = 18+

Pinkie (439 images)
Fluttershy (23 images)

The previous links had to be changed. Use these.

Quick & Dirty meaning sorted alphabetically. Beyond the initial selection screening (whether I liked them at all or not), no attempt has been made to do anything other than find 'em, snag 'em, post 'em, and LOVE THEM.

ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. None of these are mine. Please direct any and all inquiries, comments, concerns, hate mail, cease & desist orders, grocery lists, and credit card numbers to Scorched Wing via the contact thingy.♦

Saturday, October 29, 2011

For Pinkamena

Current status of the ever-growing Wall of Devotion to Pinkamena and insanity in general:

Credits for artwork, left-to-right, starting from top left:
Can I Come Out? by Qaxis (Pinkamena's expression in this one, oh dear Luna, it's a dagger in the heart every time I look at it. Yes! Please come out!)
Pinkamena: Hysteria by Rhanite
Pinkie Sigh by PashaPup
I am NOT Tardy by MidoriFlygon
My Little Pony Final Episode by swaetshrit
Just Smile by KzKsM
I Still Love Your Parties... by Qaxis
Pinkamena Diane Pie. by SillyCaracal

Pinkamena: Madness Returns by Rhanite


Apart from the blood and charcoal, none of these are my works. I'll add my own If I ever have time to draw again.

I have to say that I just don't feel right if I'm living in a place that doesn't have blood on the walls.

Friday, October 28, 2011

... really don't have the words...

This caught me completely by surprise. I love it so much it leaves me speechless.
Scorched Wing by *FaelanLeagadh
Thank you.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

On Help

"Remember, never cry for help, just cry. It's equally unproductive and less counter-productive, and you won't feel as stupid as when finding no-one will actually do anything helpful."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LMFAO

Hee, hee, hee! For all you R34 folks:

custom made corset for G4 FiM My Little Pony white vinyl

Saturday, October 15, 2011

S2E03: are we hearkening the knell?

It was hilarious, I wish I had not watched it.
These last three episodes bode ill for MLP:FiM.
We have seen the show turned into a fandom-driven, gratuitously-slapstick parody of itself, stripped of all the dignity that made season one such a special thing to so many. I can only hope that E03 was a one-off show of appreciation to the fandom - you're welcome, never do that again please.

No matter how much I love Luna, I'm terrified to watch episode four now.

Did they really kill it already?

Don't send us back into the dark.

"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


-Dylan Thomas

Saturday, October 8, 2011

WANT

Product idea:

CUPCAKES-themed aprons!

Buck yeeeah!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

...

Three six nine,
the goose drank wine,
the monkey chewed tobacco on the street-car line.
The line broke,
the monkey got choked,
and they all went to heaven in a little rowboat.

Oh f*ck

It's Monday, isn't it? Dammit, 5A.M. Monday morning and I still need to go to bed so I can get up in two hours.


This has been a rather... odd weekend.

Nanight.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Come on Season 2!

Hooray! Season 1.5 is finally over!

Now that this discord crap is out of the way, can we please get back to the good stuff?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ponyquest notes

MLP:FiM Paper and puffy stickers at Fred Meyer!

The paper stickers were in with the "Kids" cards, and the puffy stickers at the end of the party supplies aisle in a rack of other stickers. I grabbed the G3 stickers for the hell of it (last one they had).
More (lousy) pics after break, click on pic for larger.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

aaaaaaaagGGGGGGGGGGGGhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

These fucking ponies are going to kill me.

Hey sprog: you never read this, k?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

LUNA!

*facehoof* I can't believe I haven't posted this here yet, 'cause it's the best Luna pic EVVERRR.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Updates

Recent site changes:
  • Additions to Other links, MLP:FiM Fan Merchandise, Pony Music
  • Moved Pony Music and Fanfic Reading List to independent pages.
Deviant Art page:
  • Uploaded large avatar and cutie mark images.
  • Uploaded macabre parody of "Hush now, quiet now" lyrics.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I HAVE A PONY!

Check out this awesomeness:


A drawing of my avatar from my deliciously unstable friend rockopossum.Thanks!
I find it amusing how long it took for the following thoughts to sink into my brain and click with me:
1) Somepony drew my avatar (and did a damn good job).
2) I have a pony!

The first took about 15 minutes, the second took about three hours.

I tend to be rather slow on the uptake when it comes to social concepts.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Life-Size Animatronic Pony from Hasbro.

This is so bucking cool, a life-sized animatronic pony, the "FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony". They've been around since 2006, but Hasbro still carries them. They are also available from numerous other places like Amazon and others. List price is $299.99 but they can be found second-hand for anywhere from $100.00 to $450.00.

Click on image to go to Hasbro page.

From the product page:

Every girl dreams of having her very own pony! With realistic animation, movement and sounds, this incredibly lifelike pony is a very special, once-in-a-lifetime friend. This adorable pony stands over three feet tall, and really "comes alive" as she moves and responds to your loving care! Touch or talk to your pony and her head moves! As you continue to interact with her, watch her ears wiggle and her eyes blink! Be sure to take extra-special care of your pony. "Feed" her the carrot and groom her with her brush. Watch her swish her tail back and forth! She even whinnies and snorts, and will sniff your hand! Sit on your pony for a pretend ride and she makes walking sounds! Bring home BUTTERSCOTCH pony and make your little girl's dreams come true!

Pony comes with carrot, brush, halter and special adoption certificate.

Pony's maximum weight limit is 80 lbs./36kg.

Adult assembly required.

Requires 6 "D" batteries (not included).

Ages 4 and up.


From Toys R Us page:

Product Weight:30 pounds 

Product Dimensions(in inches)32.2 x 29.0 x 20.7



Yes, I know it's not a G4 MLP:FiM pony, but it's a bucking awesome place to start modding your own!
With all the great plushies out there, I'm sure somepony would be able to make a great custom skin for it and, from what I've seen from the figurine modders, there are many ponies out there with some skills at altering the general body shape of an item.

But wait, there's more!

The body can be altered to have full articulation (hell, even fully robot-icized, but that's a LOT more work and beyond my skills).

Hack the audio circuit and add a custom ROM with samples from characters on MLP:FiM and re-program the sensor triggers (The stock chip is likely potted, but most any PIC/Arduino/Propeller/other ┬ÁC would likely be better anyway and giove a wider range of possibilities).

Forget BattleBots, build BattlePonies!

Some video:
Commercial(with an added "no shit" symbol for some reason)



Link to footage from the 2006 NYC Toy Fair
(embedding was disabled).

And for visual context, a video showing Butterscotch encountering a living pony:



If Hasbro has kept this toy in production for the past five years, mayhap they would consider some MLP:FiM editions?

(last post for today, I promise.)

Pony Metal

The Pony Metal scene is growing, albeit slooowly, but there are some great songs out there. And we need more, so don't stop bronies!

Nightcolt in particular has grabbed my attention. First an instrumental ballad:

For Those Who Love The Night
For Those Who Love The Night by NightColt

Now some Doom Metal:

Princess Luna's Lullaby (vs. Not A Clever Pony)
For Those Who Love The Night by NightColt

And this one , listed as "Symphonic Death Metal", but it's not. It's just fun as hell.

DETHTROT (vs. Prison)
DETHTROT (vs. Prison) by NightColt

Credits and explanations are on their respective song pages, don't ask me.

Site Updates

I'm continually refining this site, and here's the latest additions:

Added MLP:FiM Fan Merchandise link list.
A number of folks asked where I got my long-sleeve Luna shirt and my Soviet Celestia coffee mug: Brony Tees.

Added Other links link list.
Askpinkamenadianepie is goooood. I like psychotic!

Updated MLP Fanfic reading list.
Past Sins is completed, by the way. Yay Nyx!

Added links to my accounts on other sites.
     I use my SoundCloud account to keep track of any good Pony Music that I find, which I add to my favorites. I don't have anything of my own on there but check it out and see if there's anything you like. Support the Pony scene!
     Some caveats, however: there will never be anything using Autotune [or a variant thereof] on my favorites list. I have utterly loathed it since I first heard it in 2000, and my contempt for it is now beyond mere words.
     Also, while there have been a few 4-bit, 8-bit, chiptune, bitcrushed, and other such Nintendo/Casio songs that had great merit, please STOP. Or at least try to include other timbres in your music for Luna's sake!

     Last.FM is great for black metal, but is utter balls for finding anything specific like, say, Pony Metal (or anything MLP-themed, for that matter). This is likely due to how little is out there thus far - not to mention how worthless their "Scrobbler" app is - but I've found a lot of great black metal. Check out my playlist if you're also a fan.




Pony Beats

Hailing from the Netherlands, KeepOnRockingBrony (A.K.A. KeepOnRockin') has been putting out the best Pony Beats I have heard to date. Check these out:

KeepOnRockin' - Pinkie Pie's Party Anthem
KeepOnRockin' - Pinkie Pie's Party Anthem by KeepOnRockingBrony

KeepOnRockin' - Friendship is Magic
KeepOnRockin' - Friendship is Magic by KeepOnRockingBrony

Links:
KeepOnRockingBrony's SoundCloud
KeepOnRockingBrony's YouTube 

Pony Rave Quest

This is the first of the status reports regarding setting up a future sequence of Pony Raves.

Themes and when:
Seasonal themes would be great, but there should be at least two per year: a Summer Sun Celebration and a Winter Moon Celebration on their respective solstices. The other two could be on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes.

Where:
Not a freaking clue yet, but there are plenty of venues for the picking.

I'm still doing research on everything and will post more as it becomes available. Your suggestions and input are also welcome, as there's no way I can do this by myself!

Monday, August 29, 2011

The rules of Bronydom.

It appears this needs to be pointed out to some folks. There are really only two hard and fast rules when it comes to being a brony, and most folks only know the first:

1.) I am going to love and tolerate the shit out of you.
(This is normally written as "I'm gonna tolerate & love the shit outta you.", but I'm a grammar nazi.)

Now most non-fans take Rule 1 to mean that bronies are a bunch of pacifist fags (sic), but that is because Rule 2 is not widely publicized:

2.) You. Do. NOT. HURT. MY. FRIENDS.

Talk is free, so say what you want; we really don't care. But don't assume that we are defenseless (or against bloody-minded vengeance).

Peace, Love, and Pinkie Pie!

;)

PonyQuest notes

This is the first of my PonyQuest notes. A PonyQuest is simply a quest for pony-related merchandise in local (Seattle region, in this case) stores, and these notes are to help other local bronies to find these elusive treasures.

Today's discoveries:


Pony Collection Pack: The 12-piece miniature molded figurine set is in stock at the Bellevue Toys 'R' Us.

GIDDYUP Coloring Books: An awesome random find at the Kent Fred Meyer. What do you need when you feel the color draining from everything and the black clouds threatening to drown your mind? Pony Coloring Books! $3.99 each.

The Rainbow Dash ColorBlast book uses a "mess-free" revealing marker, and the Twilight Sparkle Rub-n-Color (ahem) uses an even more mess-free wood stick. Click on image for bigness.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Future raves?

The PINKIEQUEST rave was just too damn much fun to be a one-off thing. We must have a full MLP:FiM-themed rave. I am going to start working on this in my spare time, but I'll need everypony's help to make it happen. I made sure to get DJ Antarctica's info - he spun a great set and accepted us and Pinkie, so why not give back to show our appreciation?

Please send me some feedback and ideas on doing this, things like: when, where, theme details, and so on. I'll sort through it and see what can be done about it.

Seattle PINKIEQUEST!

Today the Sea-Tac Brony group spread the joy of ponies through a live re-creation of the PINKIEQUEST video (thanks to Willie Mobbs for the idea, planning, and 8'-tall Pinkie Pie), and it turned out better than we had imagined. Pinkie made a lot of people happy, with children and adults coming up to us to have their picture taken with everybody's favorite party pony, but there was something even better that left all of us amazed. True to her special talent, Pinkie Pie started a spontaneous Pony rave. 

A DJ had been spinning at the Seattle Center by the fountain, attended by a number of ravers and other party folk. They were finishing the set when we arrived, so the audience began to flock to Pinkie to dance by her and have a group picture taken. After the pictures, we went over to the DJ with Pinkie and he spun an encore with Pinkie dancing behind him and the audience dancing in front (the DJ himself was having a blast and began to ham it up). It really was just incredible. This video was taken with my Android phone and I have never done this before, so I apologize for the poor sound quality and my shaky hand but this had to be documented.

Huge thanks to DJ Antarctica for being so freaking cool!



There will be plenty of news to follow once everything has been processed, including pictures and footage of us following Pinkie through the streets of Seattle, but I just had to share this right now.

Pinkie Pie is truly the original Party Pony, and today she brought smiles and happiness to a lot of people who hadn't even heard of her before.

Friendship is Magic!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Suggestive

Rainbow Dash in The Ticket Master:
"I would mesmerize them with my Fantastic Filly Flash."

I'm surprised nopony has applied Rule 34 to this yet.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spa days...

You know, that's not a bad idea; It'd be a great way to have the occasional local meetup: Brony Spa Day!

It'd also be great to see the faces of the spa employees when a small horde of bronies descends upon their establishment. Heh.

aargh...

Dude, I so need a freaking spa day.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Twilight Sparkle throw pillow!

My Twilight Sparkle throw pillow arrived! Click on images for larger size.

I heard about these here on Equestria Daily.
The tag claims 14" x 14", but it measures 320mm H x 350mm W (12.5" x 13.5").

And, unlike the plushies, these are machine-washable - it always annoyed me that stuffies/plushies aren't washable since they get rather gross after dragging them around with you everywhere.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tacoma Noise Rodeo

From the Facebook page:

"Tacoma Noise Rodeo exists because there is no outlet for in Tacoma for who make music that tends towards the drone and noise. The idea behind the noise rodeo is to locate this venue. Esoteric electronic music has always had a hard time finding a place and a time.

That place is Caffe Dei. The time is Saturday Sept 17th 8pm.
The price? Free."


This sounds like it could be rather interesting; barring massive trauma, I plan to attend. I love glitch and drone.
It's an open invite, so please come on down and help support a growing scene!

<EDIT>
You know what? I just realized the awesomeness of the title - it's the Tacoma Noise RODEO for Luna's sake! Bronies must attend if they can.

Great title for a MLP fanfic

The Petting Zoo

Three simple words that suggest innumerable possibilities - not to mention flame wars.

: )

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Updates

Got a few things done:

Created a new Deviant Art page -scorchedwing on Deviant Art. To which I've uploaded MLP-themed European vehicle oval country code SVGs for use as stickers.

Added more to this blog - a list of fanfics I've read or am currently reading, a link to the aforementioned DA page, and some other modifications.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Song remakes...

In the interests of metallizing MLP / Ponifying metal, some ideas for remakes:

"Into the Gala" could be redone as "Into Valhalla".
Also, the front-on marching sequences would be great for a NSBM.PMV.

And I've been thinking about the different visual forms "Brony" could have if it were a band name. That is, how would it be stylized for use as the bands logo on an album cover? Black metal has the spidery, pointy, creepy style; Death metal usually has a more grotesque/less elegant look; Power metal goes for shiny and metallic with rivets; and so on. Anyway, on the Nordic theme from above, here's my best guess for how "Brony" would be phonetically represented in Elder Futhark runes:

This just needs a little makeover and it would be good for the viking metal genre slot.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Spiderses Story

Yup, one of the most epic tales there has ever been. A new level of fanfic writing has been reached here: http://argembarger.deviantart.com/#/d45xim7