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  1. HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: MY LITTLE PONY 2019 BY IDW Humble is currently hosting a bundle of MLP comics! You can purchase digital copies of the comics at a decent price. Just for $1 you can get: Just for $8 you can get: And for $15 you can get: SUPPORT CHARITY! By purchasing anything in this bundle you also support Hasbro's charity! Interested? Be sure to check it out by clicking the link below! HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: MY LITTLE PONY 2019 BY IDW If you'll be having any questions regarding how Humble works, feel free to ask below. I can also add, that I'm purchasing things on Humble myself. I've purchased few bundles in the past and I have monthly subscription active for about a year now, so I can tell, that this site is legit. - related links - Humble ● Hasbro - Children's Fund ● IDW
  2. So I've been seeing the Making Christmas Merrier campaign going on for a while now and I've personally been feeling sad that I can't contribute to it since I'm a high school student with no money. Because of this, I've decided to make a thread where we can share other good things we're doing for others this Christmas(and beyond!) as well as share ideas on things we can do. As a note, this thread is for everybody and not just those who aren't able to donate. Also, it's not supposed to make anyone feel guilty for not donating. I guess I'll start with saying that I've been trying to be really friendly with someone who's only recently started coming to my church and seems really shy. So what are you ponies doing this Christmas to make Christmas merrier?
  3. This is something I have been pondering for a while now. While I would say that I'm quite busy individual and sometimes it feels that there aren't enough hours in the day, I still would like start doing voluntary work of some sort in some non-profit charitable organization during my past time. I try to give money for charity as often as I can, but let's face it, I have to eat too. My labour would be far more helpful than those occasional pennies I can share... Is there someone who have experience of such work? What I have heard, in US 'soup kitchens' are relatively common way for kind people to help underprivileged. Well, we really don't have those here in the north, covernment has that thing pretty much covered. What I have been thinking is working as a duty officer in helping phones for kids, taking part of those street patrols which help and watch over young teens who are out partying in night-time, helping immigrants acculture and so on. I have took part on couple introduction events of various charity organisations, but none of their tasks did feel like something I would have time or resources for. If you guys have any experience of voluntary work, I would be really interested to hear more about it!
  4. In light of all these devastating recent events, I just wanted to post about one of my favorite charities, Samaritan's Purse International Relief. Samaritan's Purse provides disaster and medical relief all over the world, including the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida. Click on the link below to donate: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/donation-items/hurricane-relief-general/ I've also included a link to Global Giving for Mexico Earthquake Relief and the Gofundme page for victims of the Las Vegas shooting: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mexico-earthquake-relief-fund/ https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund Another Samaritan's Purse project I wanted to talk about is one they do every year around Christmas called Operation Christmas Child (OCC). OCC is a project in which donors fill shoebox-sized boxes with toys, school supplies, and practical items. These boxes are distributed around the world to needy children living in impoverished countries who might otherwise not receive anything at all. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/ Please consider giving and show your support. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. - Matthew 25:40 (KJV)
  5. Amazon is a huge industry, so much so that it probably plays a role in the world's economy. Sooo... WHY doesn't Amazon standardize (ergo force) the use Amazon Smile (AKA smile.amazon.com)? I'm honestly both amazed and confused at why you can shop at Amazon without going through Amazon Smile. Does anyone else use Amazon Smile? If so what charity do you/did you choose (you don't have to say if you don't want to)? If you are only now hearing about Amazon Smile now and have an Amazon account, you should definitely make the switch to Amazon Smile.
  6. So, I've been looking around the internet a lot recently, and I've found out about these charities that do a lot of good work. I thought I might post them here for you lot, 'cos I feel like these guys could use more support than they're getting, so check these guys out, if you're interested, and, maybe, show them a little support, if you want. Thanks for checking this out. https://www.killthejigger.org/ https://www.cff.org/ http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/ http://www.fmsc.org/mobilepack/events
  7. So, I've been looking around the internet a lot recently, and I've found out about these charities that do a lot of good work. I thought I might post them here for you lot, 'cos I feel like these guys could use more support than they're getting, so check these guys out, if you're interested, and, maybe, show them a little support, if you want. Thanks for checking this out. https://www.killthejigger.org/ https://www.cff.org/ http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/ http://www.fmsc.org/mobilepack/events
  8. Ok so this has been brewing for a while, It's called 'Letters from Ponies' But it goes something like this. We get a bunch of Roleplayers who can write as the main cast. People can write a letter to a pony, where the RP will write a response to send back. It will be Emailed to a person who has fonts for each pony(Or if the RP want's they can do the fonts and print it them selves). will print the letter in the font and mail it to the person who write the first letter. The prime target is for younger fans of the show, who have an issue that they want a pony to help them with. Right now, this is just an Idea, So I want to see if anyone else think it is a good one? Pony ideas(You can suggest more): Celestia Luna Twilight Rainbow dash Fluttershy Rarity AppleJack Pinkie pie AppleBloom Scootaloo Sweetie belle Lyra Octavia Vynal(100% sure that is not spelled right) Doctor Whoves
  9. I know I haven't been on the site for awhile. I've neglected my other forums as well, and I've missed my friends. But as some of you know by my last blog, my mother met a man in may on the internet, went to visit him for a month in august, and 6 days after knowing him she married him. Since then, life just became a hell fest frankly. With my mother trashing my character, and acting as if I was the strange one for being concerned for her safety...you know, marrying a man you just met is a little abnormal. Midway through September, she informed me that she was moving at the end of October, and that I was not coming with her, and I needed to find a place to live, and that it was none of her concern what happened to me. I am chronically ill and disabled, so I don't have an income, which put me in a serious position. Pretty much, she was punishing me for some nonexistent infraction. I've had to change my number, and have been dealing with lots of abusive letters from family, and family friends who have started attacking me. It's been horrible, and has drained me of my energy and joy. Some of you may know what my mother is really like, some of you may only have known she got married unexpectedly and was being really mean. But to say that my family is cruel, is very spot on. To give you a bit of perspective of what I've been dealing with in my home. My mother is a narcissist, manic depressive, has bipolar disorder, and is a hoarder. My home has since I can remember, been filled to the brim with things. I wont go into details, but it's been a toxic and verbally abusive life with my mother. I had packed my things, and was attempting to work on commissions to get money to survive. My mother, spent most of her time on her laptop, ignoring packing completely- but it wasn't my problem to help her. So when the night came that we needed to move out, I did what she told me to do which is 'worry about yourself, you're an adult and not my problem anymore'. So my friend and I dealt with everything that was mine. My grandma came despite me saying I was not ok with it since she's elderly, and my mom and grandma were packing. My mother wasn't packed at all, and had to leave in 5hrs for the airport. She hadn't got her shipping labels in order, my mom got herself a u-haul truck, and my friend and I had to take all my stuff by my car. Well, by the 3rd time we came to my house to get a load of stuff, things had descended into complete anarchy, and my mother was having what I could only describe as a psychotic break, and I didn't feel safe in my home anymore and my friend, who'd grown up in an abusive household and is very protective of me, took charged and wanted me to leave immediately for my safety. So my friend and I got my animals, I took my most important boxes and bags, and we left with the intent to get the rest of my things the next day as the house wasn't being cleaned out till the 2nd of November. Around 2hrs later, when my mom was being taken to the airport for Alaska, she sent me this. "Bravo. Well done. You win. You got your revenge on me, and kudos on the bonus of having your 81yr old grandmother in the position to move furniture. You promised to help. So- here is everything. How does it feel? All yours. We got you a storage unit, and a truck, so we don't have the money to change my ticket. 1800Junk will be there on Nov 2 to clean everything out. Good Luck." Of course none of these accusations are true. But this is what narcissists do- everything is always everyone else's fault. Everyone is expected to drop what they are doing to assist the narcissist or you are the enemy, and because I finally stood up and said 'enough of the abuse' I have been getting vile and horrible messages from family and family friends who have heard the heavily edited story my mother has been telling them. The storage unit that was suppose to be mine was closed, thank goodness I had nothing in there or I literally would have lost everything. I came back to the house the next day to get my stuff, and everything was there. She packed and took absolutely nothing with her, and the house is jam packed with stuff. As I stated before- my mother is a hoarder, and collected vintage things. I've spent the past couple of days, literally going through box after box, in every room with my best friend, and 7 members of his wife's church. All in an attempt to save family heirlooms, genealogy, and photos...all my baby pictures I found in the trash. I've saved what I can, but just like the house, I was thrown away like garbage. I was coping pretty well, trying to keep it together so I could finish the task of packing up the most important items. The final day my best friend and I were at the house getting the final items I needed, when all of a sudden my grandma just showed up. She showed up to clean out the fridge...talk about priorities. I will go into details later, but I had a break down, and my friend had to get me to his house quickly. I couldn't handle it anymore. I was sobbing and crying in his arms, and all my grandma could do is pat me roughly on the back and say 'oh, that's to bad' and walk away. My friend has some WORDS with my grandmother after that as he was so furious at how she was treating me. It's hard to consider myself a victim of abuse even though I had been for most of my life. No one likes to feel like they aren't in control, and it can blind you to the truth. But when a dozen people who I've never met, entered into my home, and looked around, and look at the hoard, and the fact that she left me, and threw my baby pictures away, and they can say 'A sick mind lived here' it's really shaken me, and opened my eyes. You never know what peoples homes are like, and even what condition your friends live in. Not everyone has a good family life, and not all parents appear like vile monsters in public, some can appear to be completely likable and fun- my mother was that. Untreated mental illness destroys families, and the victims of abuse have hard time recognizing there own situation. I'm hoping to come to terms with the sort of life I've lived, and that my life was not normal. I want to thank all of you who not just ordered commissions and let me put them on hold while I deal with all this, but also those of you that selflessly donated money to me in my time of need- it saved me. It's wonderful to know there are good people out there that care. I hope someday I can come to terms with it, and learn to better myself. I'm mostly hoping that with me sharing this, and also future journals and pictures, that people in the same situation will realize that things can change and get better. Once you get away from your abuser(s), you can learn to blossom. ~Anti~ PS: A special thanks to the Mormon church for helping an Atheist in need.
  10. EDIT-Please keep in mind, this is a hypothetical question that is geared towards needy children. I did not make that clear when I first posted this. I know we are not allowed to ask for donations or sell things on this site without permission, but that begs the question: If asked, would you donate? How deep would you be willing to dig into your own pockets to make someone else happy(er)? A hug and kind words are great, and advice freely given more valuable than gold at times, but sometimes a person's happiness relies on that one thing they have wanted but could never afford. Most of the time, especially in today's world, that happiness comes from Video Games. Video games are a wonderful experience that can entertain, lift spirits, and generally make people FEEL. They can transport you to a galaxy at war, a world of magic, or even an alternate reality to our own. Sometimes, a person measures themselves by their accomplishments in those games because they have no other way to feel that sense of accomplishment. While it may not be healthy to rely on that, those people who get satisfaction from saving the girl, world, or just surviving the 5th night may not be able to keep experiencing that satisfaction just from replaying the same titles over and over. So many great games are coming in the next year alone, and while many will play those games, some will not. They will either be unable to afford the systems or the games themselves (Heck, I can't afford either!!!). So I ask: If you had the means and opportunity, what would you be willing to give so that a gamer could be happy? P.S.- This doesn't have to be just about Video Games. Heck post this sort of question (with the games parts edited out of course) in other threads, and let's see how charitable others can be!!!
  11. Just wondering. I am a member of NASHI myself, and I was wondering if anyone else does stuff like that?
  12. Holy Guacamole! We have saved one of the best for last as we announce our final Guest of Honor for BABSCon 2015: We present to you the super-powered Charlotte Fullerton in her first pony convention appearance since 2012! Charlotte Fullerton is known for writing some of the best-loved MLP:FiM episodes, including “Power Ponies,” “Putting Your Hoof Down,” “Baby Cakes,” “May The Best Pet Win,” “Look Before You Sleep,” “Suited for Success,” and “A Bird in the Hoof.” You’ve also probably been watching her stunning stories for most of your life in shows like Ben 10, The Fairly OddParents, Kim Possible, Duel Masters, Zach Bell!, and many others. Charlotte joins the strongest slate of Guests of Honor since…actually, since BABSCon 2014! Along with Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Rebecca Shoichet, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Marÿke Hendrikse, Danny Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Natasha Levinger, Josh Haber, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel, Tony Fleecs, Heather Nuhfer, Bobby Curnow, and Jenn Blake. Twenty one of the wickedly talented people who bring an amazing comic and the pastel pony show we all fell in love with. But this isn't the last piece of news we have for you until con time. We still have a very Special Guest, more community guests and massive amount of more musicians that we are bringing to you, in the biggest pony convention on the West Coast! Our hotel block is almost full so book your room and buy your memberships now at http://registration.babscon.com. You don’t want to miss the biggest pony party with the #HorseFamous people you know and love! In addition, we have several charities that will be present at the con! Check out the details below: San Francisco Suicide Prevention: The mission of San Francisco Suicide Prevention is to provide emotional support, education, assistance and intervention as necessary to all persons in crisis and those impacted by them, with the goal of reducing suicides and self-destructive behaviors. New Horizon School & Learning Center: We provide individualized learning programs for learning-different and dyslexic students. Our programs integrate educational therapy, remedial assistance, creative expression and self-esteem building utilizing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to facilitate the development of each student’s unique learning potential. New Horizon School & Learning Center is a state certified, non-profit educational organization based in Santa Rosa, CA. If you want to donate items to our charity auction, please email charity@babscon.com for details. The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our first year, we became the second-largest MLP con anywhere, and we’re back for our second year April 3–5, 2015 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact info@babscon.com for more information! babscon.com • twitter.com/babsconsf • facebook.com/babsconsf • babsconsf.tumblr.com
  13. OUR DONATION PAGE We are happily taking donations, all donations over 5 dollars will get a drawing or type of art from a randomly picked artist! You can opt out of the free drawing, however, if you would prefer! ==================================================================== More Info: Our email artforheartcharity1@gmail.com We are still searching for artists and people who would be willing to spare some time for the cause. Any type of art will be appreciated! This includes, but is not limited to; Visual art, Music, or even a Livestream. Our goal is to give people who donate something over a certain amount to be awarded with a free piece of art from the community to show our gratitude. ======= Can't donate art or money and want to help? You can put a link to this page in your signature or go to THIS website to help people get the food they need.
  14. I don’t care for entitlement for ‘being the first ever fan-film on DVD’. I just want this to be a fan-film on DVD so that way it can be something physical-copied so we can sell it at conventions, or we can post it on iTunes and promote it at a convention – so that way it’ll sell. I’ll get permission from Hasbro of course, but I need a team to convince them even more. . .. So here are some details: Plot/Summary: Spellbound and Justice Might are two mischievous and rather rebellious unicorn colts who dream of yearning more for the history of Equestria. More importantly: they wish to learn more about why the only Alicorn Stallion died if he was immortal. The terrible twosome set out on a journey across the region to find out these unanswered questions, and possibly cause a split in their friendship but evolve as characters themselves and make new friends. The developmental lore of Equestria (Luna and Celestia’ parents [a briefing of how they met.]) Two lyrical tracks (one being 1.30 minutes and the other being 2.30 minutes.. (The first one being titled ‘Find My Way’ [developmental name for now] sung by Spellbound. The second one being an untitled Flim Flam Duet song. . .) (Other’s OC’s will be added in the background or as side characters, some special occasions will be given a voice or a one-liner depending if they’ve contributed, or if not and we feel eh, just to want to we can add them in the crowd somewhere so everyone wins in this project!) A duration of 35 minutes. Not exceeding 45. 100% Completely Original Orchestral Track, Original Animated Scenes, Original SFX(s). . . I would like some of the themes to be 8-Bit though like a video game. .. Have some originality. An art book will be sold of developmental art, schemes, etc. This will be at conventions and whatnot, so that way we can have proceeds donated to several organizations I have in mind. . . The goal for money is 3,000 USD. We will split that into 1,000 each and put it amongst three different rescues. If we get a larger amount we will buy supplies that are needed on the wish-lists of those organizations/rescues. Those rescues/organizations are: Eraf of Palm City, Florida USA. Nala’s New Life Rescue of Hobe Sound, Florida, USA. Dominos House For Cats of Palm City Florida/Stuart Florida, USA. Of course every organization needs help, but these are the ones I’d really like to donate to as not just because I have special connections to but I’ve personally seen these places and they really need help. (LOL what makes this even more awesome is that Eraf is an Equine Rescue!) (I also would like the art-book to have stickers and for some people to make buttons and plushies at the con, so that way we can have extra stuff to sell. . .)
  15. [so, I've been waiting a while to do this, but had to ask Feld0 permission first, before I could post this, according to forum rules. Feld0 is freaking awesome. He approved.] For those of you that are unaware, ObabScribbler has a youtube channel in which she does excellent fanfic readings and collaborates with a lot of different people. Pounce was playing an important role in Heroically Heroic Heroes. Pounce, unfortunately, suffered from a stroke. He's okay, but he has accumulated an astounding hospital bill of over 50 thousand dollars, and is having trouble finding work because of the condition his stroke left him in. Below is the latest video on Scribbler's channel, made by Pounce himself. I'm making this thread to spread awareness of Pounce's predicament, and If you wish to help you can make a donation via his website below. http://pouncivalgaming.com/ There were a lot of Youtube artists, including ReverbBrony, and others that put together a charity album for pounce, which you can purchase. All proceeds, go to helping Pounce. http://pounceaid.bandcamp.com/album/pounce-aid Neither Pounce, or I are begging anyone to donate, and I wouldn't want anyone to donate if they are hard up as it is. However, if you would like to contribute, links have been provided. I don't personally know Pounce, but from what I've learned of him through Scribbler and others, he seems like a really stand up guy, that wouldn't ask help from anyone, unless he absolutely needed it. All help, is appreciated. [Edit: Even Tara Strong has donated something to this guy.]
  16. Poni To The People (yes the spelling is deliberate) is a brony charity initiative made to spread love and tolerance all over the world (that was cheesy to write). The idea is to compile music into an album, and all proceeds go to a certain charity. The first album is going to be called Rarity's Charity and all proceeds will go to charity: water. For those who don't know what charity: water is, This is from their website. Though it is called Rarity's Charity, the submissions don't have to have a Rarity theme, or any theme at all! When submitting, follow this format: (attach file to the message) Name to credit to Name of the song Genre Message to go embedded in the track/lyrics Anything else we should know Submissions are open until 12:00 on the 24th (or 25th if you live in the Southern Hemisphere) of October. after that we will take a to judge, compile, and put the icing on the cake with a surprise thing! Then it'll go live for the world to buy. Submit to poni2thepeople@derpymail.org, we accept .wav, .aif or .flac files Have fun! This album is NOT reciving submissions. It was a communication error. We're sorry for wasting anyone's time
  17. At risk of accusation of being a concern troll and causing some kind of dramatic discussion, I'm going to bring this up, as it disturbed me quite a bit. In a separate forum from our own, someone pleaded for donations for a friend who suffered a stroke. The stroke victim is Pounce, a gamer brony and voice actor. In response, Tara Strong tweeted for donations, but with a prize attached to it. As it happened, her promised "sexy voices" were merely a joke, as seen in these vines. Now, I know, I know, Tara Strong loves to do the troll schtick. Any other context, this would've been hilarious. However, it was built on someone else's pain and tears. Even with positive intentions, to use it as an opportunity to troll feels in extreme bad taste. Is this the image we want to portray? Rather than simply asking fans to donate out of kindness, to help a fellow member of the fandom, she pandered for charity through trolling and the bait of sexualizing a children's character. Again, it was all in jest, but this kind of joke is so unbelievably inappropriate. I'm afraid it has eschewed my view of Tara. Perhaps she should apologize to Pounce and friends? Should we denounce this as inappropriate and not a fair representation of bronies? Or am I overreacting? Anyhoo, I don't want to be a complete Debbie Downer. If want to donate to help the poor guy, feel free to do so. Any amount is worth its wait in gold.
  18. NOTE: We had to finish early due to our Schedule being messed up thanks to technical issues. During the time we were streaming, 101 people donated ammounting to a total of about 1000 euros. Many thanks! The first (2014) Gaming Bronies Evening for charity will be held on the 31st December, 2013 from 8pm to 11:45pm GMT. This year we will be raising money for Bronies for Good and their Seeds of Kindness 3 fundraiser. I will be hosting a live stream for the entire four hours and 45 minutes of me playing different games, some of which are the following: Team Fortress 2 Spiral Knights Trackmania 2 Canyon Shootmania Elite Minecraft DoTA 2 Here are some ways you can get involved: Watch the stream(s) and spread the word about the fundraiser Donate to the Seeds of Kindness 3 fundraiser Host your own stream making awareness of Seeds of Kindness 3 through gaming You can donate at the Your Siblings website: http://yoursiblings.org/portico/seeds-of-kindness-3 I would love to see members of the brony community take part in this yearly event. Get fundraising everypony, and see you on New Year's eve! A notice: The times in other timezones: 8pm - 11:45pm GMT 3pm - 6:45pm EST Midday - 5:45pm PST
  19. Okay so I'm participating in this gift sending thing my church has never done before but I've participated once before back in the third grade because my teacher had done missionary work at the time. Anyway, I'm thinking of buying a pony toy (the gift box I'm sending will be for a little girl in the age group of 5 years old to 9 years old and it needs to be small enough to fit inside a shoebox so it and any other items I put in this can be safely shipped to the country where this child lives. This of course being a child in a developing country) Anyway, I'm open to suggestions Thanks
  20. Didn't know if i should put it here or in Life Advice, so i thought 'meh.' Have you ever made a Plasma Donation or are you planning to do so? For those who don't know, Plasma is the substance that is in your Blood. There are certain Plasma-Centers in this World where you can go and donate it. Plasma is being used as medicine for people who have AIDS or Hepatitis. People who donate Plasma also get Money, which is between 15-20 Bucks. I would really like to know that because i do this since a few weeks now. I actually came back from one just recently. So tell me about it Bronies.
  21. Many bronies are aware of the passing of Kiki Havivy and how strong of an inspiration she was for the brony community..me and SirFlutterHooves with the blessing of our site master Feld0 would like to announce that we're working on a special one of a kind badge that will be sold exclusively through the MLPForums to raise money in Kiki Havivy's name. The badge itself will be a metal pin of her OC's cutiemark and sold for 5$ a piece with all the proceeds from this badge going to a cancer society that helps specialize in the treatment of childhood cancers. As of now i'm looking for a custom lapel supplier to make the pins for me and when I have them ready i'll post an update of this thread and have them ready to be shipped. Thank you for reading. So after looking up custom lapels I found a supplier who graphs images on to lapels..so if there's an artist in the community who would like to help. I haven't found an image I could use because there's none of the cutie mark itself. However If an artist can replicate the image to look like this that would be awesome. -8.30.2013- Woohoo! The final design has been done and ready to print once I have paid off the bill. Scrol down further to see. -9.11.2013.- Paid off the pins and i'm not awaiting arrival. -10-1-2013- Pin has arrived and it looks great!
  22. It's Winter Making Christmas Merrier Wrap-Up Day! Toward the end of 2012, we held a Christmas fundraiser for the BC Children's Hospital. Together, the MLP Forums community raised a total of $1810 CAD, which the hospital used to purchase Christmas gifts for all the unfortunate kids who had to spend the holiday there instead of their homes. Below is the receipt for the donation and a note from Cherie Spence, the organization's philanthropy coordinator: To make things more fun for everyone and encourage more contributions, we offered a variety of rewards and activities to up the ante as donations came in. You can see the full list of these in the fundraiser's original announcement post. Before going any further, I'd like to issue a public apology on behalf of the MLP Forums team for the tardiness in delivering the promised prizes. A combination of factors, ranging from the real-life bus running over our precious cargo to some recipients showing no interest in their prize (People made an honest-to-goodness donation for charity and nothing else? Secure an underground shelter, guys; the apocalypse is nigh!) have complicated and slowed down the logistics involved. With that said, today, I'm happy to present the following completed prizes: Key Gear sings a randomly selected show song (1/9) Tom The Diamond gets the member title "Trixe is NOT best pony" for 1 week. I, Feld0, get the member title "New Lunar Republic Rising" for 1 week. Zoop gets the member title "Leibniz is better than Spinoza". Feather Spiral creates a 1000-word literary work for Tich. Everyone gets subscriber perks for 9 days. Tich orders a commission of his, Zoop's, and Key Gear's OC's. In addition, Zoop has partially completed his dramatic reading of "My Little Dashie". The progress on his aural masterpiece can be found here as well. The member titles and subscriber perks are effective immediately. The rest of the awards are content-based, and follow: Key Gear sings "So Many Wonders" So_Many_Wonders.mp3 (original post) Feather Spiral writes a 1000-word literary work for Tich The Neigh After Tomorrow Tich orders a commission from ErBoi Zoop treats us to a dramatic reading of "My Little Dashie" MLD-01.ogg MLD-02.ogg Again, I'm sorry that we've been so slow on getting to all of these. The remaining rewards will be published and added to this post as they come in. Unfortunately, with everything that's going on with Poniverse and BronyCon preparations these days, as well as personal matters in staff members' real lives (yeah, hate to break it to you that we have those, too), I can't provide an ETA on any of those, but we fully intend on eventually getting every last one of them completed. I know a lot of you have been looking forward to many of these, so we appreciate your patience and support as we work through it all.
  23. So, the EuroMillions Jackpot was just sat at £121 million. Like many people have, i have often thought of how i would spend such a life changing large amount of money and have spoken about it in other threads about lottery winnings. This thread is not specifically about winning the lottery, this is to ask the question, If you had a life changing amount of money, through lottery, inheritance anything really, enough money that you would never have to work again and you would be able to buy anything you ever wanted without worrying about the cost, what charitable cause would you put money to? To prevent anyone saying the noble "I would donate all my monies (as after-all it seems to be endless) to all the charities to cure everything" we shall assume a budget of around £20 million for your charity giving. I will clarify that you should work under the assumption that any money you would give to your family and friends has been done so already therefor is not something you should factor into this charity donation. What i would do - A flat amount of £10million would be shared out evenly among a multitude of charities. So, this is something i have thought about quite alot, the remaining £10million would be used to found my own charity, one that dealt with the homeless in cities, starting in my own. I frequently give money to the homeless, which some would protest saying that maybe they deserve to be homeless, this is something that i too believed years ago, thinking that people who were homeless were there because of spending money on stuff like drugs, until i spoke to a homeless guy in my city, someone who had a respectable job, a house and a family, his wife left him, he lost his job and the resulting costs that he couldn't cover lost him his house, the debt bankrupted him and put him on the streets. The reason homeless people cant just get a job is because of the perception of employers that they may not be educated enough or may be poor workers, therefor applications put in for work by homeless people often get rejected straight away. My intention would be this - Buy a few Apartments, personally hand-select homeless people living on the streets to live in them (1 per apartment) and make them live by strict rules, they would not be permitted to consume alcohol or drugs while living in the apartment else they would be kicked out, and they must attempt to quit smoking if they do, they would be given support by councilors to help them with this. They would not be permitted to let other homeless people live with them or visit them. (this may be harsh but it is far more effective to help one person at a time in one location than a group) Next they would be cleaned up and bought one presentable set of clothes and some casual clothes, following the cleanup, after a week of living in the apartment, they would be assigned with a work-placement officer, someone to help them find a job that they can do, and should they require it, get them any education they could be missing out on. Once they have a job, they would be charged minimal amounts of rent and expected to cover their own food bills (this would be to stop them getting used to having everything provided to them by the charity but should leave them enough money to buy the odd luxury item), after they have been in stable employment for a while they would be then assigned a residential councilor who would help them find a new home to live in. Once they are in their new house a support worker would be sent to check up on them and every week for the next 6 months, following that they would be checked up on monthly until a year has passed, after that they would be checked up on every 3 months until they say they no longer need checkups. The apartment they lived in would be put to use for another homeless person to repeat the process. That is the first time i have fully explained my idea, and the first time i have put any of it into text, what are everypony's thoughts and what would you do with your 20million charity budget?
  24. MAKING CHRISTMAS MERRIER: PART II Donation deadline: December 12th Last year, in a rush of communal spirit following a seemingly stray idea suggested by XFizzle, MLP Forums - spearheaded by our benevolent dictator, Feld0 - organized a charity fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital entitled "Making Christmas Merrier". The goal of this fundraiser was to raise money to purchase Christmas gifts for the poor children who had to spend their holidays away from home, stuck within the dreary walls of the hospital. The turnout was $400 CAD, a custom-designed greeting card, and a copy of Sonic Colours for the Wii. At the conclusion of the event, Feld0 personally delivered the proceeds to the hospital. Considering the size of the MLP Forums community at the time, everyone involved considered it a successful fundraiser. Now, one year later, the time has come for us to once again come together for the sake of throwing money, gifts, and all of that other good crap at the needy children over yonder in Vancouver. It is our aim to double - at the very least - last year's sum, and to rock the socks off of the hospital staff, who were already extremely surprised and exceedingly appreciative of last year's gift. If we make it to $1000, the hospital will credit MLP Forums by name in its annual financial report! Contribution instructions: Contributions to the fundraiser may be made through Paypal, or through a credit or debit card. Click here to head to the donation page. Please note that the progress indicator is not presently subtracting processing fees from the total amount displayed. We're working to correct this, though. Goals and rewards: While the driving force behind any fundraiser should be an altruistic desire to help those less fortunate than yourself, that can be a little boring at times - a bit of extra incentive can help boost motivation, even if it isn't much. So, for every five dollars you donate, you will get one entry into a post-fundraiser raffle. Initially this raffle will go toward a number of Steam gifts that various folks have had sitting around in their inventories, but as time goes on additional - and far sillier - prizes will be added (see below!). Every individual member that donates can win a maximum of two game prizes, and one non-game prize. The following Steam games will be up for grabs: [*]The Ultimate Doom [*]Cave Story (x2) [*]Red Orchestra 2 [*]Sonic Generations [*]Ys: Origin [*]Ys: Oath in Felghana [*]F.E.A.R. Collection [*]Crysis [*]Crysis: Warhead [*]Tribes Ascend: Steam Starter Pack [*]AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity [*]Anomoly Warzone Earth [*]Puzzle Agent [*]Half-Life 2 Collection [*]DOTA2 (12x) [*]Saints Row 3 [*]Greed Corp [*]BIT.TRIP RUNNER [*]Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (x8) [*]Titan Quest (x4) [*]Don't Starve If you have any extra Steam games laying around your inventory that you'd like to contribute, feel free to send me a PM - though we would prefer donations over additional game prizes. In addition to the above, the following non-Steam prizes are available: [*]$50 iTunes Gift card [*]TF2 Hats & Items Collection In addition to the raffle's initial offerings, we're also prepared to offer the following to provide a bit of (very silly) extra motivation: [*]For every $100 donated, Scootacool and Evilshy will alternate in singing one randomly selected song from the show. If all songs from the show are exhausted, random fan songs will be selected. x18 [*]For every $200 donated all members will be given one day of subscriber perks. x9 [*]For every $250 donated, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will will receive a custom Mine Little Pony Minecraft skin from Tich. x7 [*]For every $300 donated, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will be allowed to pick a moderator of his or her selection's user title for one week, within reason. x6 [*]For every $300 donated, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will receive a custom wallpaper featuring one or more characters (official or original), built to the specifications of the winner by Marco23p. x6 [*]For every $400 donated, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will be allowed to pick an administrator of his or her selection's user title for one week, within reason. x4 [*]For every $500 donated, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will be allowed to pick a pony fanfiction, appropriate for the forum, of less than ten thousand words, which Zoop attempt a dramatic reading of. x3 [*]For every $500 donated, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will be allowed to pick a pony fanfiction, appropriate for the forum, of less than ten thousand words, which Thereisnospoon303 will attempt a dramatic reading of. x3 [*]For every $500 donated, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will receive a piano solo musical commission from Silver Arrow. x3 Tiered Goals [*]At $500, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will receive a custom made love letter from Aureity - something that he would like to note was not his idea. [*]At $750, an additional raffle prize will be added, wherein the winner will receive a free $15 music commission from Silver Arrow. (see details) [*]At $1000, Scootacool and Tom the Diamond will sing a Best Pet duet. [*]At $1000, MLP Forums will be mentioned by name in the hosptial's annual financial report. [*]At $2,000, Scootacool, Tich, Applebloom, and Zoop will dub over the episode One Bad Apple. [*]At $2,500,various members of the MLP Forums staff will work on a collaborative redubbing of one episode of FiM. [*]At $4,000, Feld0 and Scootacool will sing a This Day Aria duet. [*]At $10,000, Tom the Diamond will confess in public that Trixie is not best pony. Also, Zoop and Tich will each dub over an entire episode of MLP. By themselves. As every character in the episode. [*]The top three donors will be given the chance to dictate the terms of an art commission for both Tich, Scootacool, and Zoop's OC ponies, from an artist of the OC owner's selection. Determination of which donor gets which commission will be left to a random number generator. Community Goals Please note that these prizes and goals are being offered by individual community members - I can make no guarantee when they will be available, or if they will ultimately be available. For ever $500 raised after the $1,000 mark, a raffle prize will be added in which Feather Spiral will create a custom tailored literary work (max 1,000 words) for the winner. x1 Kids get dosh and presents, and you lot get to laugh at the forum staff making fools of themselves - everyone wins, right? FAQ Please feel free to pose any questions, comments, or other queries below![/hr]
  25. Ok guys and girls I just wanted to ask you all something. At somepoint in the near future, probably in the next few months, I and a few friends will be cycling from the east most point of the UK to the west most point for charity (I think that makes it approximately 300 miles). Just so you guys don't think its our first time we did a similar ride before coming from my home town to Brighton (200 miles ish). There will be a blog that'll be updated daily by myself complete with photos so that people can see that we actually are doing it. We may even be able to get some sort of video diary going on with some luck. We're still prepping for it right now, checking maps and routes etc. We'll be getting some sponsorship from friends and families and even approaching local businesses. But any sponsorship no matter how small will help. So basically, I'm asking if anyone would be interested in sponsoring us when we go to do it.# Hell, even some positive comments or questions would be welcome.