Episode 94- The Ultimate Earworm

Show Notes

Hosts

Nemesis (@nemesisprime1)

Alca7raz (@alca7raz_)

Quick Hits

Conventions:

  1. The Friendship Express in Malaysia will have Vincent Tong via teleconference:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/the-friendship-express-gets.html
  2. Emerald City Comicon has announced an MLP panel:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/emerald-city-comicon-announces-mlp.html
  3. Fan Expo Dallas has announced Tara Strong:
    http://www.fanexpodallas.com/comic-guests/tara-strong/
  4. BABSCon has announced more community guests, and many musicians:
    http://www.babscon.com/post/community-guests-2
    http://www.babscon.com/post/bring_on_the_beat
    http://www.babscon.com/post/neighhem-set-2
  5. BronyCon has announced Charlotte Fullerton:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/bronycon-announces-writer-charlotte.html
  6. Everfree Northwest is having another writing contest this year:
    https://everfreenw.com/news/efnw-2015-writing-contest/
  7. Everfree Northwest has also announced Lee Tockar:
    https://everfreenw.com/news/announcing-lee-tockar/

Fandom & Other:

  1. The Daily Oat has shut down:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2015/03/05/important-announcement-the-end/
  2. The WWE has dropped a pony reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4CtPk2pN5o
  3. Nightfall has received a fairly large update:
    http://sillymaregames.blogspot.com/2015/03/whaa-nightfalls-sixth-beta-release.html
  4. PonyVRVille has received an update, this one adding changelings:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/ponyvrville-updates-changelings-invade.html
  5. The Brony Thank You Fund is auctioning a Transformers Generations Jetfire with Rainbow Dash decals:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Rainbow-Dashfire-Transformer-Custom-Decal-Action-Figure-/271795444311

Merchandise:

  1. A Masked Matter-Horn Twilight Sparkle has appeared on Taobao:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2015/03/masked-matter-horn-twilight-brushable.html
  2. The Nici Applejack and Rarity plushies have started to release in Asia, and probably Europe:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2015/03/nici-applejack-and-rarity-slowly.html
  3. Famosa is re-releasing their 6.5 inch plushies with updated designs:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2015/03/new-65-inch-mlp-plushies-by-famosa.html
  4. The Build-A-Bear Cadance, Luna, and Shining Armor plushies will be releasing on the 20th, with Shining Armor being online only:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03/build-bear-cadance-and-luna-hitting.html
  5. 4DE has put their Rarity plushie up for pre-order:
    http://shop.4de.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=154
  6. 4DE teased many things on Twitter, including Fluttershy’s release month, potentially faster production, and news in May or June:
    https://twitter.com/4DE/status/574232173777059840
    https://twitter.com/4DE/status/574333995598548992
    https://twitter.com/4DE/status/574336062455054336
    https://twitter.com/4DE/status/574391424117952512
    https://twitter.com/4DE/status/574335715087011840
    https://twitter.com/4DE/status/574393236187258880

Comics:

  1. A preview of issue #28 is on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-little-pony-friendship/id974131963?mt=11
  2. IDW has two short interviews with Fiendship is Magic cover artists Sara Richard and Amy Mebberson:
    http://www.idwpublishing.com/cover-artists-sara-richard-and-amy-mebberson-discuss-their-favorite-beverages-and-bad-guys/

Friendship is Magic:

  1. Season 5 is premiering on April 4th (spoilers in the link):
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-gallops-into-action-with-all-new-adventures-beginning-april-4-300046088.html
  2. The next Shout! Factory DVD will have the season 5 premiere on it, releases June 30th:
    https://sneakpeek.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-animation/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-cutie-mark-quests
  3. Several new trailers and teasers have popped up (again, spoilers):
    http://www.tvguide.com/news/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-5-video/
    http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/05/watch-trailer-latest-season-my-little-pony-friendship-magic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efUGd5zfCDw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wq2qsSlQP0 (we’ll talk about this one next week)
  4. Natasha Levinger wrote an episode with a particular character in it (spoilers):
    https://twitter.com/babsconsf/status/573955626981703680

Discussion

To start off, Nemesis and Alca7raz have small discussion centering around the recent announcement of season 5’s premiere (April 4th!), plus the teasers and trailers that have also been released. There are spoilers, so skip over 10:03-17:57 if you don’t to hear any of it! They are hyped, just like probably all of you.

They then move on to their main discussion, “Winter Wrap Up.” They decided the time was right, considering winter is almost over. The song, of course, is a big part of the discussion, considering the impact it had on the fandom. They also talk about the behavior of some of the characters, and how the episode might have been received if there wasn’t a song. Plus, they have a quick review of the finally released Friends Forever #14.

Fan Content

Music:

Hush (feat. Chi-chi) - Exiark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBAZxJ-EShE

derp - Igna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcGV8CvDZEg

Cutie Mark Blues - MysteriousBronie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds_Mt4lgL9s

Fanfiction:

“Undead Princess Twilight Sparkle: Monster Slayer” by Lord Destrustor

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/247694/undead-princess-twilight-sparkle-monster-slayer

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