BMN Winners for Friday, September 26th

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the October 3rd & 4th movie nights!

With Rainbow Rocks hitting theaters soon keep in mind spoiler rules will be in effect for the film so try not to talk about it and keep in mind we will show it as soon as it hit the HUB or my DVD comes which ever happens first. The Hub version is supposedly gonna be the 17 of October have not seen much info on it yet so will keep apprised of any changes. The DVD’s wont ship till the 28th

See you all Saturday October 4th for the next Bronystate Lottery

BMN Winners for Saturday, September 20th

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the September 26th & 27th movie nights!

With Rainbow Rocks hitting theaters soon keep in mind spoiler rules will be in effect for the film so try not to talk about it and keep in mind we will show it as soon as it hit the HUB or my DVD comes which ever happens first.

See you all Friday September 26th for the next Bronystate Lottery

Lottery September 1st and Special Announcement

Sorry for all the down-time folks.  We’ve fixed up our hosting issues (for now) so things should be back to normal.  Hopefully you’ll be seeing the normal newsletters go out.  For now, here’s the result of our random “Idon’tknowwhattodo” lottery (and no, I wasn’t the one who picked who won):

We’ve come a long way since we first started.  We’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but for the most part I look back on them fondly.  With that being said, after a long amount of discussion, we’ve decided to open up applications for modship once again.  Feel like you could contribute to this site in a meaningful way?  Send an application down.  As a forewarning: we will contact you if we’d like to schedule an interview with you, but we’re not imposing any sort of timing restrictions on when a decision will be made.  We’ll do our best to address every application within a reasonable time frame, but we can’t make any promises.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the IRC or send an email.

Or, if you’re ready to send in an application, follow our link here.

Best wishes everyone, we hope to hear from you soon.

Lottery August 8th and Trilogies

Congratulations to the winners of the movie night lottery for Friday August 10!

Are you sick and tired of those colored horses taking up all of your time during the week?  No?  Oh…well…who cares, the mare-a-thon is over.  We’ll be helping you get over that pony addiction by…not showing any ponies during the week.  That somehow works, right?  Tune in Monday Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 PM EST for the continuation of our trilogy month.  This week features the age-old classic, loved and adored by all (or else): none other than Back to the Future!  Come on in and join the fun!

A month later… <.< >.>

Yeah…I totally haven’t been lazy about this…at all.  I’d like to give you an excuse, but I can’t.  I’ve just been putting off another blog post for way too long, so my bad on that.

So we’ve had an interesting conversation going on at “Ye olde Mod Headquarters”, and I’d like to start working towards a better solution for it.  It’s obvious to anyone that there’s some friction between groups of people and the moderators, I wont deny that at all.  A huge majority of these issues, we have discussed, are because there is a lack of transparency from how the mods go about business and what the viewers see in response.  Now, keep in mind this isn’t every situation, and there are certainly problems which we do need to address in other forms.  This is mostly in regards to viewers not really having an answer for WHY certain things happen, or why certain decisions were made.  Take, for example, when someone sends in a complaint or a concern about the way things are done here.

When this happens, we take it very seriously.  We’re always open to feedback, and believe it or not every complaint is discussed (some of which are still being addressed).  But on the viewer side, you don’t see any of this.  Now, I can already hear what you’re going to say, “But I was against X happening and got kicked by a mod.”  From your perspective, this can be very aggravating, or even make you feel that you’re just being needlessly censored.  I’ll try to clarify this as best as I can.  Essentially, the issue isn’t that you disagree with something, but that you’re disrupting the chat with the complaint.  If, after a kick, you flood into main chat “WTF MAN HOLY SHIT, Y?”, it’s our responsibility to take action.

Now, this is what happens an overwhelming majority of the time, but that’s not what I want to get at.  I want to address issues where viewers have legitimate concerns, but are going about it the wrong way.  Your input is very important to us, and we want you to feel like you can voice any concern you have.  Going back to what I said, the viewers don’t get to really see the mod discussion on these cases.  With this in mind, I want to start making steps forward to bridge that gap.  Obviously I don’t think this is an end-all solution, but merely a step towards a better system where both viewers and moderators are happy.  For today’s blog post, I want to stress that viewers have a voice.

Normally, I would tell you that any complaints or suggestions should be handled a few different ways: 1) Send a PM to a moderator (It doesn’t have to be the moderator in question in circumstances you feel are abuses of power), 2) Go to our #derpy_hooves channel and inquire further or 3) email us at [email protected]  You may not SEE the mod discussion on what you present, but I can guarantee that it does get brought up and reviewed.  But this isn’t good enough, this is just re-iterating the same policy.  Today, I want to focus on bridging that gap.  So here is my plan:  We’re going to have, essentially, an AMA of sorts (yes, I know this isn’t reddit).  I want you all to send me an email at [email protected], asking about anything you want to know.  Literally.  Anything.  Want some insight on a particular policy?  Feel free.  Want to know our opinions on certain things?  Totally fine.  Want to ask me why I’m such an intolerable dick?  Go right ahead.  Every question asked will be posted and answered in next week’s post (and yes, your identities will remain anonymous).  I’ll answer every question 100% honestly (though I may, if you ask about particularly sensitive matters, not be at liberty to go into details).

So let me know what you guys are thinking about, I’m serious.  I’m giving you all the chance to publicly address any issues or concerns you have for this site.  This is our chance to be a little bit more transparent with each other, and to really get a dialogue going.  Cheers folks, I look forward to seeing your questions.

Lottery July 25th and Trilogies

Congratulations to the winners of the movie night lottery for Friday July 25!

But wait there’s more! For a limited time only, Shizuka returns to Trilogy Summer with Indiana Jones and the Trilogy of Bourne (you didn’t even know there was a crossover!)

Tune in Monday through Wednesday for all the shakycam adventure you can handle! Side effects may include nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, and diarrhea. Ask your doctor if Bronystate is right for you. Some restrictions apply. Results may vary. Void where prohibited. Limit one stream per Bronystate.

Lotto July 19th and Trilogies

Congratulations to our winners of of our July 19th lotto!

Movie night just not enough for you?  Well good thing we’ve got our trilogy months!  Stick around 7:00 PM EST on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the Alien trilogy!  Hope to see you there!

Stay classy, pony folk, and have a great week.

Lotto July 11th and Trilogys

Congratulations to our winners of of our July 11th lotto!

It’s finaly come, season 4 eps now up for voteing so make sure you get those votes in. For those of you you have not been reciveing newsletters we are aware of the isue and are looking for the cause. For trilogys this week we will be doubling up on the wars of stars with the Sequel and original trilogys of Starwars starting Monday July 14th at 7pm EST.

Be sure to join us Saturday July, we hope to see you there!

Lotto June 28th and Trilogys

Congratulations to our winners of of our June 28th lotto!

Well Independence day has passed so movies are back on track with or winners from the end of June to be aired this week however due to a slight snafu pony eps. are TBD.  Before all of that though, we will be Fighting more aliens with Will Smith as we watch the Men in Black trilogy Starting Monday July 7th at 7pm EST

Our regularly scheduled lotto will resume this Friday, we hope to see you there!

Artist Spotlight: The Viking of Bronystate

So one thing I’d really like to do with these weekly blog posts is spend some time to give a shout-out to talented artists in the community.  Let’s face it, the biggest exposure we get to FiM comes from the works of talented artists, musicians and video makers from all over.  If nothing else, they deserve a few moments of exposure and respect.

With that in mind, I’d like to kick off the first of these spotlights by showing off none other than our resident viking: Wrek.  If you’ve been here long enough, you’re probably familiar with his art streams.  We’re all honored and grateful to have a talented person like him on our team.

This guy makes magic out of pixels, let me tell you.  All of his images (when SFW) are a pleasure to see.  I would consider myself a very lucky man to receive a commissioned work from him.  But why ramble when I can show off some of his works?  Without further ado, here are some of the works of Wrek:

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to see more of Wrek’s artwork, feel free to check out his deviantart here:

Wrek’s DeviantArt

If you have other artists in mind who you’d like to see showcased here, feel free to send me an email at [email protected]

 

[EDIT] Apologies for the image scrunching, wordpress is lame.  I’ll see if there’s a workaround for future posts