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.

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

Lottery Winners June 6th, Plus a Special Announcement

Congratulations to our winners of last week’s lottery:

We also have a special announcement for you all: Next week begins our annual trilogy month(s)!  Tune in Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays for your favorite trilogies.  We’ll kick off the event with the Iron Man trilogies, starting Monday the 16th at 8:00 PM EST.  We hope to see you there!

The Tree from which the Spoiled Apple Fell

Apologies for the late post on this one, I’d like to have a decent excuse but the fact is I was spending way too much time zapping demons with my wizard power.  So I wanted to experiment with a more discussion based post this time, something to get us chatting with each other as opposed to just textwalling our stories and then never really commenting on other posts.  I really don’t need to stress this, but I’m putting it in anyway: keep in mind this is for polite discussion.  In other words, it’s okay to disagree just don’t take it too far.

So I haven’t actually finished Season 4 yet (I believe the Breezie episode is next on my list), so if something has happened I don’t address, I apologize ahead of time.  One character in particular has caught my attention over these few years.  I’ve brought it up a few times if you remember our post-show throwdown’s with CR, but I’ve never really made a discussion out of it.  This character, to me, is one of the most interesting elements to over analyze as all bronies are fond of doing.  She is pretty much universally hated by the fandom as a whole and I can’t really argue that she didn’t do anything to deserve it.  After all, her role in the show is to serve as an antagonist to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. In the event my ever so “subtle” clues were not clear enough, I am referring to Diamond Tiara.

So what makes DT so interesting to me?  She’s a stuck up, spoiled little brat who only serves as an easy enemy for our beloved little trio of cutie mark searchers.  Her cutie mark is, quite literally, an expression of her complete and utter uselessness.  She is, essentially, forever reliant on the image and wealth of her family name.  How can someone so obnoxious and irritating offer anything meaningful for us to appreciate?  I think the answer lies in the nature of her core character.

Let’s take a step back and look at the particular world we’re dealing with here.  As with any over-analysis, I’m going to be assuming a few things we normally suspend from television; namely that these characters are not the exaggerated representation of ideals for the sake of storytelling and that they can be compared to real human personality.  With this show, we’re dealing with “people” who have their entire identities defined by one unique trait; one special talent.  This one particular mark determines their entire existence. We’ve seen, such as in episodes like Party of One and Sonic Rainboom, the inability to perform tasks related to this identity can cause rather serious mental breakdowns.  Needless to say, a Cutie Mark is vital to one’s identity and well being.

What does this have to do with the “charming” little offspring of Filthy Rich?  Well, her cutie mark defines her as a spoiled brat.  That’s quite the lovely future ahead for her.  Wouldn’t that make you feel so special, forever defined as “that girl who uses daddy’s money”?  Now, I’m certainly not going to try and draw sympathy towards DT, that’s not my intention at all.  I am, however, interested in her motivations.  All of her negative attention and what can be defined as bullying is directed to the “Blank Flanks” of her school.  Why is this?  What would ponies with literally limitless potential to define themselves offer as a threat to a pony who will forever be provided for?

Am I crazy on this one?  I like to put DT in a position where her unending jealousy and issues with self-inadequacy cause her to lash out against those who have everything she doesn’t (isn’t that a delightful piece of irony?).  Let me know what you guys think here; talk it out, share your opinions.  I’d like to see some real discussion going on here.  Share your thoughts, put on those fedoras and let’s over analyze the shit out of this child’s show.

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How to not get unbanned.

Howdy folks, Valthejean here. One of the responsibilities of a moderator is handling bans and ban appeals. We’re always open to reasonable ban appeals, if the user is capable of showing some form of improvement. Generally speaking, a good ban appeal shows that the user A) has learned his/her lesson, B) recognizes why he/she was banned and C) makes an honest effort to follow our rules in the future. We don’t really follow an empirical guideline on what constitutes a “good” ban appeal, in general we’re looking FOR reasons to unban someone. As surprising as it sounds, we don’t LIKE banning people from the site. It’s a nasty job, but we have to do it.
With that being said, there are times when so little effort is put into these ban appeals, we can’t help but facepalm. Obviously, no one reading this needs to be told HOW to appeal for a ban, considering most of our users are pretty awesome and rarely break rules to begin with. Still, I think you’ll all enjoy this little slice of “Ban Appeal” cake: Fail

I’m a reasonable guy here, but come on. We’d appreciate if there was a little less “ass” in your half-assed attempt at weaseling out of this. Hoo boy…back to the old modding duties. Hope you all enjoyed -ValtheJean

BMN Winners for Friday, February 28th

Congratulations to our winners and their selections for the March 7th & 8th movie nights!

With 89 submissions our winners are

Congratulations to our winners! See you all Saturday March 8th for the next Bronystate Lottery!

 

BMN Winners for Saturday, February 22nd

Howdy bronies! We’re here once again to announce the winners of this week’s Brony Movie Night lottery that was held on Saturday, February 22nd!

We had a whopping 92 entries this time! Congratulations to the lucky members for their winning choices:

Join us for the exciting otherworldly adventure of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke stealing identities for the promise of space travel! Then we have Tim Burton’s extraterrestrial extravaganza, er, at least that’s what can be figured by the stellar stars of the movie. Of course, we wouldn’t be Bronystate without pony. . . States. As such, our dear Fluttershy will be strutting her stuff on stage while Rarity secretly seethes about her fabulous friend’s talent for fashion shows! Twilight also learns a lesson about finding right where she belongs while she’s wrapping up winter.

As always, thank you to all that entered their votes into the lottery, and we looks forward to receiving more of YOUR entries in our next Brony Movie Night lottery on Friday, February 28th. Good luck! To submit your vote for a chance to see your pick on the big screen check out our FAQ page for the information, and as always, make sure to be here on Saturday mornings for a brand new episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, where else but here on Bronystate!

We Needed More Cheetoes

Hello DnD enthusiasts! We’re sorry to say that a few scheduling conflicts came up at the last minute. We’ll be postponing “Ponies and Dragons” until another time. We will try our best to do it some other time this week, but if not it will be on again next Tuesday. Sorry folks!

BMN Winners for Saturday, February 8th

Once again, here we are to announce the winners of this week’s Brony Movie Night lottery on Saturday, February 8th!

We had a whopping 90 entries this week! A warm, wonderful congratulations go out to the following lucky members for their winning choices:

This week’s Brony Movie Night we’ve got the action packed thriller starring Tom Cruise as our short, somewhat overacting hero. Followed by our loveable robot overlords, both autobots and decepticons alike doing what they do best, transforming and exploding all over each other! Our super silly pony pals, that’s the cutie mark crusaders to you though, are looking to do some journalism in our first winning pony entry. We’ll also have the two-parter pony plot where Twilight and the others face the love devouring queen, Chrysalis, as she tries to take over The Crystal Empire!

Thanks to all that entered and we look forward to receiving even more of YOUR entries in our next Brony Movie Night lottery on Friday, February 14th. Best of luck bronies! To submit your vote for a chance to see your pick on the big screen check out our FAQ page for the information, and as always, make sure to be here on Saturday mornings for a brand new episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

“I Challenge You to a Children’s Card Game!”

A spontaneous event has been thrusted into motion. A last alliance of ponies and cards, marching against the problem decks of Enterplay. In this epic tale of tokens, friendships shall be tested, problems shall be confronted, and troublemakers will be faced. Tonight, February 5, 2014 right here live on Bronystate, comes the most exciting show of them all. The one show to show them all.

My Little Pony: The Collectible Card Game Episode IV Verse 2 Op. 97

Join myself, GigabitHarmonie, and several others for an interactive stream where we’ll be playing each other to the proverbial death, explaining the meta, and other strategies in order to become the greatest pony card player that could ever live! We’ll be setting up at 9PM EST, so don’t be late!