Bronyville Episode 092 - Friendship Is Quantifiable!

Time : Saturday, February 9th, 2013 Noon PST

Show Notes

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The views expressed are that of the panelists and do not in any way reflect those of Hasbro, Studio B Productions, The Hub - employees and managements. The panelists themselves are fans and claim no expert knowledge on the source material.

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Welcome to Bronyville! This is Episode 92 recorded on, February 9th, 2013. I am your host Apple Cider

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Dear Apple Cider, Starry Night, and Chef Sandy

I would first like to start this letter saying that you have my condolences over the lost of your pet kitten, While Her life was short I could tell she had a happy and caring home, AC and Starry I know the pain will never go away, but certain hope it will lessen as time goes on.

With that said, I would like to know your views on the recent Documentary regarding it's lack of a certain topic. While lightly Mentioned in the beginning the Negative Stigma that comes with being a Brony is something I feel could have been given a little more depth (epically in regards to statements made by various New outlets), and I don't mean as much to go into the "Dark Side" of the Fandom, but for more of the ridicule and the Bad Karma sent towards people for liking a little girls cartoon. I know the Documentary is meant to show case what most of us in this Fandom are about, but I felt like this could have been touched upon more. What do you think?

Sorry for the potential Downer of a Question

 

Also while I'm writing this My Fanfic suggestion is actually a comic of a very but meme heavy FanFic

The unexpected Love of Dusk Shine

http://xxangeluciferxx.deviantart.com/gallery/39195028#_39195028

[Twilight Sparkle was never born. As a mare, anyway. Instead, this story stars the young colt Dusk Shine, personal protege of Celestia, asocial bookworm, and (unbeknown to him) super-cute pretty boy.

When Celestia sends Dusk Shine to Ponyville, all he wants to do is prepare for Nightmare Moon's return. But when five certain mares each develop a massive crush on Dusk, he'll have more on his plate than Twilight ever did.]

 

Fluttershy is Best. Period. She reformed a God of Chaos, can Twilight and Rainbow say they did that? NOPE

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this

Your Faithful Listener

Excelhedge

Salutations Apple Cider, Chef Sandy, Starry Night and all of the wonderful guests you have on this week.

I know you guys like to have shorter e-mails to read on the show, so I'll skip all the usual praise and get right into the questions and other stuff.

Firstly, In an earlier episode of your show, somepony (can't remember their name for the life of me) asked if you guys had seen any CiderxSandy shipfics, and you said that you had and continued on. My first question is: What is the name of this fic?

Secondly, *clears throat* When are you going to have Mic back on!?

Fourthly, I'm going to recommend that you NEVER read 'Sweet Apple Massacre', ever. It's essentially the fic that must not be named turned up to 11 several times over. For comparison, when I first read the fic that must not be named, I was shocked to my core. Reading SAM made me want to vomit. So don't read it, no matter how much you want to.

Seventhly,  Twilight is best Mane 6, Sweetie Belle is best Cutie Mark Crusaders, Discord is best draconequui, Luna is best princess, Fancypants is best froppish gentlecolt, Braeburn is best Memetic Sex God, Gummy is best pet, Sombra is best villain purely because stairs and the fun you could have with a slinky), Big Macintosh is best farmer and Cheerilee is best teacher. At least, in my opinion.

Eighthly, After listening to your fourth SWoMLPFiM game, I checked out the character sheets you linked to us, and saw that MictheMicrophone had one, and that he participated in a fifth adventure. When are you going to post this session?

Tenthly, I recommened you read 'Pattycakes'. It's a great fic, and deserves more recognition for what it is.

Finally, Do you have any plans to bring some Australian bronies onto your show?

Thanks for reading this(even if it doesn't get onto the show).

Sincerely,

Empty Tome

Okay, first of all, we were trolled hard on the Royal Wedding. All of the promos of the double episode ending was like the Royal Wedding in the UK, but instead, we got an epic battle. With promos and drops like alicorn Twilight, it’s hard to be sure that we won’t be trolled again. It’s like Charlie Brown and the football.

 

Anyway, the main question. If ponies are promoted to being an alicorn, then how did the first alicorn come to be? Chicken… egg… mutant? Also, why the heck did Cadence become an alicorn? Enquiring minds want to know…

 

--Brohoof

Hey guys, Dogman15 here. (Or you can refer to me by my real name, whatever)

I'll be honest, I haven't yet listened to episode 91 (or even 90) yet at the time of this writing, but I will very soon, and sequentially.

But someone summed up the points I wanted to talk about right here: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/02/bronyville-episode-91-friendship-thanks.html#IDComment566069401

While I still believe the show's writers will do what they can to make good stories despite this (my avatar on DeviantArt, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Wordpress has PixelKittie's "I believe in M.A. Larson button on it), this is set to majorly throw a wrench in the fandom.

Take a look at this picture: http://derpiboo.ru/218109 When coupled with the stuff you talked about in your podcast, the "Trixie replaces Twilight", "Fluttershy gets Twilight's crown", and "Discord was once Star Swirl" things ring even truer now.

I'm wondering what your thoughts on those three things are. See also the bottom of http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicFuturePlots and the bottom of the "Production" folder on http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicMeta (which is regarding Lauren Faust)

-Dogman15

Good day Apple Cider, Chef Sandy and *insert the ever growing list of background voices, guests and chat people*.

For the past few months, the pony fandom felt the strains of lawyers, big suits, kickstarter entitlement and fire, lots of fire. The latest fire with the loss of Mane6 could have been terrible and I admit that I felt angy. Bronies panic like the 3 flower ponies on a short fuse.

Then came Lauren Faust with her offer of making non-pony original characters.

The events are less than a day fresh and I do not want to speculate about Mane6's future. What I want to say and remind people is that the brony community when not in panic mode can be surprisingly good like that. Remember how much money we raised for charity, remember the art, fabrics, movies and music created by fans, remember the multiple conventions, remember the movie we funded.

Nothing is perfect. We got a painful reminders that little ponies are not owned by us and guess what? Fun things can come out of adversity. We need a reminder that the Bronies are cool too when not panicking.

My only request is to spend less time on talking about ridiculous fires and talk more about the cool things. Fires are depressing, firefighters are cool.

Wall eyed mare is best fan pony,

-alldogship

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Hey Guys:

 

        My name is Anthony, a long time listener.  I was listening to the podcast # 91 and had some trouble deciding if you guys were being truthful or just having fun with alot of the speculation stuff (as a sort of parody on how people react to news and wildly speculate).  I know that you guys like to poke fun and play around (and given alot of the content on the episode) it seemed like it was in jest, but I still cannot shake the feeling that there are bigger things in the works that you guys may be privy to.  I also know that if the latter is the case then you cannot (and hopefully wouldn't) mention them in detail.  I love the show and trust the staff to continue their great work, but I am curious about some of these rumors.  Thank you guys for being so awesome, and I hope you have a great weekend.

 

Respectfully,

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Dear Princess Celestia,

Before I get any angry letters - yes, I understand Australia is a wonderful land full of happiness. It also is a land where everything is actively working to poison and/or eat me. I have enough trouble making it out of Sandy’s Prickly Pear Patch. Anyway, howdy! Sandy and I had Coder Brony on to talk some about statistics. Also, the fandom melted down into a molten form. Once it hardens we can sell all all the metal for novelty wristwatches. Hooray!

Sincerely,

Apple Cider

PS – Show notes can be found on the following Google Doc.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1of6Yg4IbyvykQs4wzTsvAZr_WJ0kvyTo92dpTs_5BhI/pub

Intro - Friendship Forever Mix by ChainAlgorithm on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V59MgGRHvo

Outro - Song: Allons-y (Mush Remix)

Artist: Mush

Linky linky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR_cPZqwjcM