I just got home from my first-ever brony meetup at a local Colonial Cafe restaurant! Around 25 people total showed up to hang out and discuss everything pony. (Photo*) (Also, try to guess which one is me)
We showed off our pony collections on a big table, jokingly argued over who is best pony, sang Winter Wrap Up (among many other songs), ate ice cream, and then afterwards about 10 of us raided a nearby Toys R Us for all their pony stuff!
Only I didn't actually buy any pony stuff, because they didn't have anything I was still missing from my wishlist. Still waiting for the new blind bag ponies wave 2-4, as well as the TRU-exclusive brushables that come out this fall.
So I walked a couple aisles over to the Lego section and they had several boxes of Series 7 minifigures!
I quickly dug through them and managed to find all 16 minifigs with no dupes, as well as Wolverine's Chopper Showdown set. Woo!
All in all, an awesome night. This particular brony meetup is monthly, and I am so attending again in June.
UPDATE: Here's an audio clip I threw together!
Andrew Francis is the voice of Jaller from Mask of Light, as well as Shining Armor from the My Little Pony season 2 finale.
UPDATE 2: And now his response to the audio clip!
There are actually a number of voice actors with roles in both the Bionicle movies and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I posted this in Aho's blog comments a couple weeks ago, but here's a list I threw together:
- Tabitha St. Germain - MLP: Rarity - BIONICLE: Toa Nokama (LoMN, WoS)
- Brian Drummond - MLP: Mr. Carrot Cake - BIONICLE: Toa Onewa, Toa Matau (LoMN, WoS)
- Lee Tockar - MLP: Sea Serpent (Steven Magnet), Snips - BIONICLE: Makuta, Pewku, Kongu
- Scott McNeil - MLP: Flam, Caramel, Chief Thunderhooves, Blue Star - BIONICLE: Tahu, Onua, Graalok the Ash Bear, Bomonga, Keetongu
- Kathleen Barr - MLP: The GREAT and POWERFUL Trixie, Queen Chrysalis, Hoops, - BIONICLE: Gali, Roodaka, Gaaki
- Trevor Duvall - MLP: Prince Blueblood, Fancypants - BIONICLE: Pohatu, Toa Nuju, Iruini
- Andrew Francis - MLP: Braeburn, Shining Armor - BIONICLE: Jaller
- Chiara Zanni - MLP: Daring-Do - BIONICLE: Hahli
I did not get a healthy amount of sleep that night.
In the past year, I've bought pony merch, helped out a bit with several brony collabs and projects, and I even got to meet up IRL with a brony in my area for coffee! (He even gave me an amazing hand-carved woodwork Fluttershy!)
So, in celebration of an entire year filled with pony, I've decided to face my fears and upload a complete vocal cover I recorded of The Flim Flam Brothers Song. Enjoy!
http://vimeo.com/39448555Bumped because it was halfway through Page 2 today.
MUFFINS FOR EVERYPONY!
Today (March 1st) marks the second annual Derpy Hooves Day!
In honor of everyone's favorite mailpony, feel free to eat a muffin, mail somepony a friendly letter, watch some My Little Pony, mail somepony a friendly muffin, eat a letter, or whatever other Derpy-related activities you can think of!
Who Is Avohkah Tamer?
Profession: IT Support Technician
Best Pony: Twilight Sparkle
Favorite Word: Defenestration
Interests: Computers, Video Games, Music, Ponies, LEGO, BIONICLE
PC: Valve games (TF2, Portal 1-2, HL2, L4D2), Minecraft, Mirror's Edge, LEGO games
DS: Metroid: Prime Hunters, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Kart DS, Elite Beat Agents, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 1-2
3DS: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Ocarina of Time 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X, Tomodachi Life
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 1-2, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8
Artists: Tally Hall, Jonathan Coulton, Jukebox the Ghost, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lemon Demon, Cake, Weezer, The Beatles, Apocalyptica, Hans Zimmer, Murray Gold
Pony: Daniel Ingram, William Anderson, Steffan Andrews, Glaze, The Living Tombstone, DJ Alex S., PinkiePieSwear, SoGreatAndPowerful, Makkon, MandoPony, Replacer
Types/Genres: Video Game Soundtracks, TV/Movie Soundtracks, Alternative/Indie Rock, some Electronic/Dubstep (when done right), some Orchestral, some Classic Rock, some Jazz, some J-Pop/Rock, some Bluegrass/Folk
Current: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Gravity Falls, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Person of Interest, Arrested Development, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Psych, Sword Art Online
Old Favorites: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Death Note, Teen Titans, Invader Zim, Digimon (seasons 1-4), Stargate: SG-1, Firefly, Code Lyoko, Code Lyoko: Evolution, Fringe, Breaking Bad, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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