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  • Verse Averse: Tales of the Versebreakers When musical mayhem threatens Equestria, the brave and misunderstood ponies of the Versebreakers are on the job. Ten music-themed stories by eight talented authors. by horizon 24,898 words · 1,353 views · 170 likes · 2 dislikes


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• First things first: If you haven't written any stories before, before you do, read this blog and take its lessons to heart. It could save you a lot of heartbreak.
• "Millennium" is the singular. "Millennia" is the plural.
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Read these comics. You will learn and you will laugh.
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  • A World, Reflected When Princess Celestia's most faithless student steals the Element of Magic, Twilight must seek the aid of heroes from a strange reflection of Equestria to get it back. A somewhat dark, magical girl reinterpretation of Equestria Girls. by Bliss Authority 33,124 words · 1,443 views · 63 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Tastes Like Heresy Hearth's Warming never happened: The three tribes went their separate ways instead of uniting. Royal Chef Amber Spice is a mostly model Unicornian citizen, but now she's getting exiled from the land. How'd she manage that? (EqD 1/8/13) by Bugsydor 40,138 words · 1,404 views · 128 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Crown of Night The stars can see the future, and they don't like what they see. Princess Luna, accompanied by a young and beardless unicorn named Star Swirl set out to uncover and avert an unknown impending calamity. by Daedalus Aegle 112,977 words · 2,116 views · 229 likes · 6 dislikes
  • The Long Trot As ponies venture into the Long Trot, humans colonize the Long Earth. The AI Lobsang has a long view of it, and prepares another expedition into the High Meggers to find a solution to an upcoming... problem. by Lithl 12,387 words · 614 views · 33 likes · 4 dislikes

Gathered Friendship: The FiCG Index · 6:08pm Nov 24th, 2014

One year ago today, I decided to share the cards I made of the Season 4 premiere. As such, this seems like the perfect time to provide a quick and easy way to access everything that's resulted since. The following is a hyperlinked rundown of every Friendship is Card Games blog, both those written and those yet to come. If you don't see something here, either I haven't gotten to it yet, or I've been a bit lazy in updating this particular blog. Feel free to yell at me about that if it isn't a Sunday.

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Just a little reminder that if you update the links to user pages in your 'Helpful Tips' now (follow them through and grab the new urls with numbers in them), they'll be more resilient to future name changes.

Thank you for faving Two In Exile and keeping Twilight and Sunset company as they try to get by in the human world. :twilightsmile:

Hi there,

Just to say I really liked your advice list for writers, although I wondered about adding something perhaps about perspective shifts?

Along the lines of:

Keep in mind whose eyes the audience are seeing the story through, and make sure the prose fits with that. Jumping perspectives to see the thoughts of both sides of a conversation can give the audience a full picture, but might be jarring if not done carefully. Sometimes it can be confusing as to which character is talking in a conversation, so to then throw up doubts on who's thinking can add another layer of uncertainty.

No problem if you don't think it's appropriate, perhaps it's just my personal tastes on the subject :twilightsheepish:

Thank you for your kind words r/t The Grad Princess. :)

2435202 Hehehe, so yeah, a polish TV channel aired the first Equestria Girls special today, and is going to be airing the other two next Sunday and the Sunday after that. [source]

Except they're in Polish.

So... yeah. Maximum leakage, but no watchable content.

Also, we don't even know when the US dub is coming out yet.


Oh, and, in case you stumble into an English dub of a song from the movie, don't get confused; apparently that's just someone doing some editing magic there with a pre-existing English soundtrack, is all.

I guess we can be thankful the first half of season 7 is at least being leaked in English. :twilightoops:

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Friendship is Card Games: Dance Magic · 11:04am Sunday

Despite the leaks, we here at Wizards of the Foam are dedicated to the originally intended release schedule. As such, we will not be using any information from the Ixalan rare sheet that was—

Wait, what?

Pony leaks from Australia? Seriously?

Well, the same policy stands. I’ll get to those when they air in the States, just like today's subject, which aired early in Poland. Let’s look at the latest dispatch from the technicolor ape world.

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