Episode 35- Powers and Pirates

Show Notes

Hosts

Nemesis (@nemesisprime1)

Alca7raz (@alca7raz_)

Quick Hits

  1. New Funrise plushies are hitting stores:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/12/funrise-cheerilee-applejack-with-hat.html
  2. Comics sales figures are in for the month of November:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/my-little-pony-comic-sales-figures-for-november-2013/
  3. Pony-themed Yule Log on The Hub:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/pony-yule-log-on-the-hub/
  4. A preview for issue 15 of the MLP comic is out:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/idw-my-little-pony-issue-15-preview/
  5. Interview with Jeremy Whitley, the writer of issue 3 of the Friends Forever comics:
    http://www.unleashthefanboy.com/comics/interview-jeremy-whitley-writer-upcoming-little-pony-friends-forever-comic/84301
  6. An extended synopsis and preview image of Bats! are out:



    http://mlp.derpynews.com/episodic-storyline-of-bats/
  7. Synopsis of Rainbow Falls is out (2nd page):
    http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2014_Highlights_FINAL.pdf.
  8. Rarity Takes Manehatten extended synopsis and an image from the episode are out:



    http://mlp.derpynews.com/extended-synopsis-for-episode-408/
  9. Pinkie Apple Pie has received an extended synopsis and preview image:



    http://mlp.derpynews.com/extended-synposis-for-409-pinkie-apple-pie/
  10. Episode 11’s title and synopsis has been revealed, with a special surprise (2nd page, includes info about 3 other episodes as wel)l:
    http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2014_Highlights_FINAL.pdf
  11. WeLoveFine has added a bunch of new merchandise:
    http://www.welovefine.com/41-my-little-pony
  12. GalaCon AMA:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/comments/1svfu9/galacon_ama_mad_as_a_cowboy_hat/
    http://thedailyoat.com/2013/12/17/new-galacon-info-from-the-ama/ (summary)
  13. Cathy Weseluck to attend BABSCon:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2013/12/18/cathy-weseluck-takes-a-letter-for-babscon/
  14. Rare variant of issue 12 of the MLP comics is up for grabs in a contest (US only):
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152060711468279&set=a.10150239372238279.337626.8473603278&type=1
  15. Teaser images for The Equestria Games:



    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=775192289164877&set=a.134316363252476.23944.118429394841173&type=1



    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=776183679065738&set=a.134316363252476.23944.118429394841173&type=1

Discussions

This week on Pony 411, Nemesis and Alca7raz discuss “Power Ponies.” Like the inspiration behind each pony’s powers, the focus on Spike, and the sheer hilarity of Fluttershy at the end. Plus, why are they cleaning up the castle? Oh, and somehow Equestria Girls sneaks in. Clever girl.

Afterwards, they discuss the recent issues of the MLP comics, issue 14 of the main series, and the final issue of the Micro-series, Luna. They also talk a bit about issue 13, just to give some context for 14. How nice of them. There is also a bit of derailment that goes into tiered canon, which is always a fun subject! Finally, they wrap it up by sharing which of the Micro-series comics are their favorites.