Bronyville Episode 049 - Friendship Background Pony

Time : Saturday, April 7th 2012 @ 11am PST

Show Notes


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.


Welcome to Bronyville! This is Episode 49 recorded on Saturday, April 7th, 2012. I am your host Apple Cider


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Books! [fanfic suggestions]

Topic Time! - All those wonderful flashes..        

Episode Discussion: MMMystery on the Friendship Express!

one question... mules... but no donkeys?? :O

        mule is donkey + horse, right?

        invalidated - we have some donkeys showing up! but... it also means mules are... complicated


Cutie Marks are Feats. :v


Dear Bronyville cast and awesome guests,

I just watched the newest episode about Pinkie's cake investigation and noticed something. It seems like Studio B, or the writers, are really ditching AJ. Everyone knows her episodes and parts have been generally sub-par, but I'm always happy that they try to do some things with her. This episode though, they just chucked her out the window. My friend and I first thought the cake eater was going to be AJ, because she was the only one to actually try to get a bite, in broad daylight, only to get smacked away by Pinkie. Instead they just used every other character in the main six who wasn't already playing a part in the investigation.

What do you guys think?

Your ever faithful listener,

Scrollan (and my friend, Iridescent Sparkle)

Dear Apple Cider, Chef Sandy and Starry Nights (no longer Random Girl in the Background),


Just wanted to say what an awesome job Starry and the girls did for the last podcast! I was laughing just as much if not more so (no offense to Cider and Sandalicious though). I certainly hope to hear more of the girls in the future. You rock! Yes you should come back on and yes I do plan on reading Black Beauty and other equine classics in addition to MLP:FiM fics. I just wish I didn't have to say FANFICS, Y U NO COMPLETE?! ლ(ಠ益ಠლ


Today's episode was awesome and quite interesting. I thought I had predicted the ending but it wound up throwing me for a loop! So glad to see Joe come back and a James Bond reference! This show is just so cool and gets better and better with each episode. I so can't wait for Season 3 and Princess Cadence!


Anyway, what I wanted you all to deliberate was this: how do you all think Princess Celestia would've punished Twilight back in Lesson Zero? I know this may be going back a ways but I have always been a bit disturbed by the fact that the Princess has some idea for a punishment for Twilight's actions yet nopony mentions what it might be and I don't really have the time to comb topic boards and whatnot to find out. My opinion is that the Princess probably has some sort of "horn cap" that she uses to seal a unicorn's powers until she takes it off (I guess it could kind of be like a dunce cap). So what do you guys think? Again, knowing of the different fan forms of our glorious Princess of the Sun, I'm a little disturbed to know what it might be...


Your Faithful Listener,



P.S. At this point I would probably have to say that Rarity is best pony. The fact that she has false eyelashes doesn't diminish her one bit.

Dear Apple Cider, Chef Sandy, Starry, and fabulous guest(s),

Hey guys, awesome podcast, it always helps me keep up with the community and stuff. My question is what do you think will happen if one of CMC gets her cutie mark and the others don't? The thing that unites them is their lack of cutie marks, so do you think they'll stay friends?

Much love and tolerance,

Dr. Prof. Kaco Taco

P.S. Pinkie Pie is best mane six, Doctor Whooves is best background pony.

G'day Applecider, Sandy and Random girl in the background.

Long time listener, first time writer blah blah blah

Would you like to see a spinoff series for Friendship is Magic? what/who do you think the main focus should be on?

I would love to see a My Little Brony spinoff, with the main six being boy ponies obviously. This could lead to tie in episodes. Kind of like the Xena and Hercules TV series from the 90’s. this would be awesome because there would be more ponies to watch each week.


Stom Pony

P.S. Applejack is best pony followed by Pinkie and Dashie.

Hello to all my little bronies at Bronyville (and Prisoner! Oh, I uh mean, Guest… Yeah, they are guests for sure.)! Love the podcast, and keep up the great work!


                Now that the formalities are set in stone, I’d very much enjoy hearing your guys’ opinion and advice on something.


                I’m a big fan of the show, and I do so adore this quaint little fandom very much. However, as it would seem from the people I have told, there has been no really ‘positive’ reaction of any kind to my liking of said candy colored equines.  Honestly I am totally okay with that. However, for the longest time I have wanted to contribute something more a bit more substantial than a view count on some youtube video to this fandom.


                I want to read and write my way into this fandom.


                I’ve always wanted to write for a living in any way I can, whether through journalism, write-ups, or if by some miracle, creative writing through either a published book or working screenplay. Recently I have also been pursuing the path of the voice exposing myself to real recording rooms for voice acting in films, and expressing myself orally.


                Now I want to apply these skills to our very fandom in an effort to help develop more of both skills before I shove off out of the mythical land of High School, and into the real world. Specifically, I am considering both writing fanfiction and voicing dramatic readings of both my own and other’s fanfiction.


                Even with all this in mind, I would never really be able to make that specific ideal a reality. I lack something that everypony needs to succeed in this kind of competitive atmosphere: support. I only occasionally talk with one friend from Germany who is a brony, however he alone can’t help edit fanfic, give me ideas, and more. I just need a little niche pocket to exist inside this community, and I’d be happy.


                I’m thinking perhaps something in line of a tight knit forum that a guy like me can squeeze into safely and seek support from other bronies, but I just don’t know where to look. Really, I have absolutely no idea on the matter. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated and hey—maybe I might even get to pay you back with some fic. ;) Cheers.


                PS: I used spell check. It clearly states that only princess Luna herself could ever be best pony, and everything else is silly propaganda made to slander her otherwise!


                If I ever become active in the community, you can find me by the name, “DizzyB”. Until then, I go by Baxbound, or just “Bax” for short.


(I’m so sorry if the e-mail is long, as I said I’m a writer and, well…writers gonna write. Hope you understand, and thanks for taking the time out of your day to hear out this silly colt’s problems.)

Dear Stary Night

It was a pleasure to hear you host the pod cast you were awesome along with your guest too. I must say that I enjoyed listening to the female brony's on the podcast, even though Apple Cider and Chef Sandy do a most amazing job, you on the other hand were excellent though the swearing on some things made me laugh, you are more then a voice in the background and I can say that we need to hear you more on the podcast even though we hear you in the background.

As I was listening to and your brony gals said something about horse books, seeing as I love reading and do enjoy a good horse book now and then there is one series you might enjoy seeing as I have read the series and I found it more enjoyable then most series, (Harry Potter series is in the same section). I have come to love the series The Silver Brumby and I had all the books which I read in high school wish I still the books but I over read them and they fallen apart. I would stay up late reading The Silver Brumby unless I was told to go to bed on a school night which was five nights a week. I have also seen the TV series of The Silver Brumby and have fallen in love with the TV series too. I hope you can find the The Silver Brumby books in your area as it is a good read, its by Elyne Mitchell who is a fantastic author when come to writing in the 1990's. I hope you do enjoy the books and share them with your brony gals who love horse's and enjoy reading.

I have finished listening to the podcast and listening it to a second time around and please don't take this the wrong when i say you hosting the show was different but you put your own views to the foreground and that's we need. Seeing as most don't know about the brony gals in the community it would be awesome if you did a another show and had more guest too.

Faithful Listener

Lightning Hoof

PS. If Apple Cider or Chef Sandy is reading this email then they must let you host another podcast.

PPS. My Skype name is Lightninghoof and I'm the host of the Australian Bronycast Livestream show.

5-STAR iTunes Bronies! - 564 Ratings! Thanks to Mandydax, baxbound, vforcewave, tino239. Boo to random drive by nonsense non-reviews. :v

1 Cool Thing

Dear Princess Celestia,

I’m writing this letter seeking out your help. My poor cousin AJ seems to get a bad wap this week and I wanted to see if you could do anything to help the 3rd best pony stand out. Perhaps a festive hat or a goodwill balloon ride? After that’s handled you can listen to our show this week which features Mr. Poniator and our usual Midnight Shadow. We talk about the basics of flash, a ton of upcoming international pony merch, and the plight that has befallen Twist!

Apple Cider

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

Intro - Friendship Forever Mix by ChainAlgorithm on Youtube -

Outro - Song: Twilightlicious

Artist: ElectroPone ft. Tara Strong

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