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    • The results are in! March 2024's theme was Winter Wrap Up. The community voted for their favorite submissions, which you can see below!
       
      1st Place - @Rafa Stary
       
      2nd Place - @Wizard
       
       
      Honorable Mentions
      @Brony Number 42
       
      @Nitobit
       
      @Luna the Great of all the Russias
       
      @Lawyer Slip
       
      @ComanderZhabikKlavik
       
      Thank you everyone so much for all of your wonderful submissions, and thank you to all who participated in community voting!
      We are in the process of granting badges to winners, so please stay tuned for that. You can also check out our new April 2024 Art Contest!
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    • Welcome to the MLP Forums April 2024 Visual Art contest

      Visual Art contests will start every other month. In some months there may be a theme, and that may be a character, a general emotion, holiday, or prompt.

      The theme for this month is:

      Pets!

      Requirements

      Create artwork focusing on the official pet(s) of any canon characters (no OC's!) in the franchise (any generation allowed)


      Canon characters may be in the artwork too, but the main focus should be on the pet(s)


      When submitting, please say which pet(s) are represented so we can confirm they are official pet(s) of characters




      All members of MLPF are eligible including staff


      No AI art will be accepted, however it can be used for initial inspiration




       

      Deadline

      Submissions will close on April 25th, 2024.

       

      Judging

      Voting will be open from April 26th - 30th, 2024. Afterwards, voting will be finalized and results will be posted as soon as we are able to share them.

       

      Winners

      Winners will be granted the Canterlot Artist Rank and Badge. All entries will be eligible to receive an Art Achievement Bronze Badge. Future participation will count toward Silver and Gold Art Badges.

       

      Submit Here or you can use the top navigation menu to add a submission.


       

       
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    • Voting for March 2024 Art Contest! 

      Thank you so much to all who participated in the March 2024 Art Contest! If you didn't get the chance to participate don't worry, we will be hosting a new art contest in the near future!

      Here are the submissions we received. Please vote for your favorite using the poll above!

       

       

      Submission 1

       

      Submission 2

       

      Submission 3

       

      Submission 4

       

      Submission 5

       

       Submission 6

       

       Submission 7

       

      Voting for the March 2024 Art Contest will be open from 3/27/24 - 4/1/24! 
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      Haaai Everybody! It's been 1 year since I started watching My Little Pony and I became a fan of these lovely funny horses! To celebrate it, I'm going to show my full story with these creatures, from the day I rediscovered them to the day I joined this forum!
      A lot of funny and unexpected things happened, so if you're interested to see my journey with the Pones, stay tuned! 
      In this first entry, I'll be showing what made me remember about My Little Pony and how I decided to start watching Friendship is Magic!
      June 28, 2023
       
      On the left you can see me sharing a post showing a page from the My Little Pony and Transformers crossover comic, while on the left it's a post featuring a lot of old creepypastas from the internet (censored some of them because I'm not sure if I can show such images in this site ), you can see me trying to remember the name of every single creepypasta on the image, and I did remember about Pinkie Pie! But not the name of the creepypasta "Cupcake" or "Pinkamena", so I just straight called her "Evil Pinkie Pie" haha 
      At the time, I saw more posts than just these two, but these were the only ones that I ended up sharing in my profile, also, I watched a few videos that contained ponies in the middle of nowhere, and they were completely unrelated to MLP. So all of this made it impossible for MLP to go unnoticed by me, making me finally remember how MLP used to be a hit a decade ago, and specially, how I used to love the ponies as well! So I made this post!

      Translation:
      "I just remembered a bizarre time from my childhood
      It must have been around 2012-2014, there, basically I became "obsessed" with content related to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, I watched a lot of videos on YouTube with ponies, it must have been right at the time of the rise of the "Brony" community, even videos that I didn't even expect to have ponies, had ponies at some point, like some YTPs, and of course, some creepypasta videos and horror games involving the series, I even remember playing some of that mobile game haha (Gameloft's Magic Princess)
      The most bizarre thing about all of this is that even though I watched this bunch of videos, I never had the courage to watch the series on my own, I remember here in Brazil it used to air on Discovery Kids at the time as far as I remember, but I never watched it and I just can't explain why, I don't think it was because I was afraid someone in my family seeing me watching a cartoon for girls, after all I did watch excerpts from some eps, I really have no clue why I refused to watch the actual show.
      I believe this obsession disappeared around 2015, since then I don't remember having any more contact with anything related to the series, to the point that even before making this post I had completely forgotten about when I used to be obsessed with it.
      By the way, man, the brony community has completely disappeared from the Internet, right? (No) In the past, you could see a lot of pony and brony related stuff on the internet, but now there are simply no more traces of it (lie), it's bizarre, stuff from the internet from the early 2010's we still see from time to time nowadays, but this community simply seems to have been a victim of the blip of Thanos's gauntlet. (Lie)
      I don't know if that means anything, but it's interesting to think about it."
      July 3, 2023 

      Translation:
      "I'll try to start watching a certain animated series, for now, I'll keep it as a secret which one it is."
      Here I really wasn't sure if I would like the show, so I was more curious than actually excited about it.
      July 7, 2023

      Translation:
      "HAHA MAN HAHA this cartoon I'm watching haha the similarities between it and Dragon Ball are simply unbelievable! (Joke) haha Seriously, if Akira (Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, also, R.I.P) watched this cartoon he would pull out his hair! (Joke) haha!"
      This is enough for today, good night, bye."
       Here you can see my excitement with the show, how much I was enjoying it, also, I was making comparisons between it and Dragon Ball (my favorite series), of course it was just a joke, I made it because of my friend on Facebook who used to love making comparisons between Sonic The Hedgehog and Love Live! So I wanted to make something similar by looking for a "girlish" show to watch! And My Little Pony popped up in the right time! 
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