Hello Everypony! Ardan Blade here with a few things to say.
First off, I want to thank everypony that's contributed to the PVS! via comments, shared their thoughts, and even just taken the time to read through this big, lovable mess I've created! Knowing you all enjoy it so much helps make the arduous task of setting all of this up a little more worthwhile. I'll say that this has been a labor of love, one that keeps growing! As such, I want to officially recognize two individuals who deserve a lot of recognition.
First and always foremost in my mind, is my dearest Lani. She's been my best friend for a year and a half, with the last six months being our engagement! The amount of encouragement, time, and number of Michael Jackson related videos she went through for me was beyond everything I could have asked! She is the most wonderful person in my life, and I want you all to know how much I love her!
The second person I'd like to recognize is PorcuMoose.deviantart.com, more well known to me as Zann. She has been both a great inspiration and a wonderful contributor, who has proofread most of my work, suggested little things I would have missed, and continued these zany RPs that tend to happen with each story. Not only has she shared her time and energy, but helped me to understand how the characters of MLP:FiM think and behave by asking them questions, having conversations with them, and even participating in the girls' nights out at the club! She deserves loads of love for her work, so go tell her so!
Second, I'd like to address my concerns for the story, and make a request to those who want to become story Contributors/Writing Staff! While I do all of my own writing (minus a few contributions from the aforementioned best ponies ever!) I do have to do an enormous amount of research! I considered myself quite a nerd, but all of the suggestions you guys send in show me very definitively how far and wide nerddom goes! As such, I am finding myself in need of researchers, idea walls, and people who can just come up with clever ideas!
The position of researcher is fairly simple. I need ponies who will go online, find reference material that suits the skits, characters, and guests that I need to emulate, and link me back to them. This way, I don't have to sift through the entire internet looking for said references to find the material I need. It's a simple job, and makes a world of difference when I'm busy or need to be writing a piece.
Idea Wall is a bit more complex. I need people who want to actually get in touch with me, either via Skype, or simply typing text in notes and comments, allowing me to send them ideas, and responding with their thoughts. It takes a little more dedication, but again this helps me immensely, especially if I'm getting into one of my funks. Having somepony to talk to about an idea is worth it's weight in gold!
If you think you've got a bit of talent putting rhymes or lyrics together, or better yet, parodying lyrics, I'd love to hear from you! While I've done most of the lyrical writing myself, getting ideas from others has always been helpful! This one does mean meeting deadlines, particularly if I'm trying to get a story done, and need a bit of help, but I'd be immensely grateful!
All of these positions are low dedication, and I don't mind if somepony can only contribute a little. Every little bit helps, and I want the Pony Variety Show! to be as much all of your art as it is mine!
Lastly, I want to share THE LIST with all of you. This is more to let you see what I'm working with, and show you my dedication to this task. Once something goes on the list, it does not come off. I move completed items to the top and put them in bold to keep track of what I've done, do smaller sections for everything to come, then the master list, which is every suggestion I've ever received! This should help you all understand why I can't get to everypony's ideas right now.
The Shining, featuring Shining Armor!
Yendy requests Spike be Danny.
The Twilight 'Sparkle' Zone
More Dr. Whooves and Derpy
Big Macintosh going "Eeyup!"
Princess Luna being entertaining
More Mr. Waddles and Geri Fore
Fluttershy Chainsaw Massacre
2 Magic battle between Trixie and Twilight
Pony Bondage Outfits
Princess Celestia election retaliation
Discord singing "Discord" by eurobeat brony
Vinyl Scratch x Octavia
Back to the Future Parody
Drunk after hours party with the girls
Rainbow Dash x Applejack bts
Twilight tries to get revenge on Rarity
Chrysalis imitating a princess… xD
Soarin' and american pie skit
Horse Power old Spice
Pinkie Pie and Gummy doing a Poke'mon skit!
Poke'mon battle between Gummy and Tank.
2 More Pinkie Pie (and Gummy?)
2 More Geri Fore and Mr. Waddle!
Chrysalis and Pinkie Pie campaign
Princess Luna doing the moonwalk
Mane 6: Favorite Michael Jackson Songs
Fan Mail Segment
Mane 6's favorite video games?
After Hours Dinner Theatre
News Column by the CMC
Iron Will Crossover Smashdown! He wrestles a guest celebrity! (Zangief) and (Saxton Hale)
2 Spike x Rarity (Behind the Scenes?)
Twilight tries to sneak education into the show
Fluttershy x Big Mac
Muppet Labs Sketch
Luna and Discord's smear campaign
Yendy requests a Hunger Games parody
Big Mac singing a song
Biggest jerk contest vs. Colonel H. Stinkmeaner
Piccolo and Luna have a fight over blowing up the moon!
2 Bass cannon vs Party cannon
2 Rarity upstaging somepony else's performance and singing a song
3 Wacky Daredevil Antics by Rainbow Dash (and Scootaloo?)
Rainbow Dash hosts Jackass parody
The Apple Family act!
Hoity Toity on caffeine
A day in the lives of Princess Celestia and Luna
2 Pinkie Pie drinking too much coffee
3 Cutie Mark Crusaders doing something adorable on humiliating levels
3 Cutie Mark Crusaders doing balancing acts
Pranking the pranksters
Cadence's matchmaking segment!
2 Iron Will doing ballet in a china shop while wearing a tutu!
2 Pinkie Pie goes Pinkamina and straps up Rarity in a dungeon
Sapphire Shores guest appearance!
Turning Fluttershy into a tree.
Flim and Flam show up with a new, scam invention. Big and destructive.
Fluttershy sings her brainz song from psychoshy
Gilda guest appearance
Fluttershy explaining Rainbow Dash's feelings (lezzy)...
Twilight recording Rarity being soppy while watching a TV drama and eating ice cream!
Soap opera where everypony gets pregnant with everypony else's evil twin.
Somepony tries to play Dragonforce in Guitar Hero in full band mode.
Pinkie getting hyper and going through the fourth (and fifth) wall!
Discord does some genderbending
Pinkie Pie tries to befriend Shadow the Hedgehog
Penguins of Madagascar parody
Rainbow Dash races Sonic the Hedgehog!
Twilight is hit on by a ruthlessly persistent OC.
Pip in a cannon
Pinkie and Rainbow doing baking/reading 'Cupcakes' and scaring RD
Derpy singing a song
Sugarcube Corner Commercial
2 Star Trek Parody
Ping pong ponies between RD and AJ
Baking muffins with Derpy
Mystery Theatre with Twilight and Pinkie Pie
Cave Johnson idea testing
Parody of Freindship is Magic? xD
Mic the Microphone, WoodenToaster, The Living Tombstone, JackleApp the Griffon as guest stars
Blueblood makes an appearance
Trixie learns the 'Want it, Need it' spell
Party Cannon Roulette
Slap fight between Rarity and Twilight
2 Twilight takes Neo's place in the matrix, and morpheus is giving her instructions over the phone.
Derpy juggling burning torches.
Blues Brothers performing Ghost Riders in the sky by Rainbow Dash and Applejack
Nyx (OC) and Pip doing something together.
Iron Will as Iron Man
2 Gamer Luna a day in the life
Gamer Luna playing Dark Souls
2 Mane 6 learn about their R34 Counterparts
Family Guy spotlight on families in Equestria
Spike and Big Mac as DBZ characters fighting Discord Cell or Frieza
Pip vs Protectatrons
One Very Drunk Mane 6 doing something she regrets
Mayhem State Farm Commercial
Nyan Cat Parody
Batman and Joker Special Guest
The cake is a lie reference
Johnny Cash or Freddie Mercury as a special guest
Behind the Scenes Princesses, Discord, Chrysalis, and Luna childhood photos!
Warhammer 40k Parody
Toboscus as a special guest
Hoof of the North Star with Big Mac as Kenshiro
Full on Avengers/Marvel comics parody
Metal Gear Solid 3: Alfalfa Eater
Call of the Cutie: Blank Ops
Battlefriend: Baked Bad Company 1/2
Musical duel between Vinyl and Octavia
Game of Thrones
Mane 6 playing D&D
More Drunk Ponies!
Wow, did you really read to the end of this monster!? If so, I'm proud, honored, and thankful for your time! Please put the word Bubblecake in a comment if you did read to the end, just so I can appreciate you more!