Saturday, 20 December 2014

Friendship Report: Happy Hearth's Warming!


Dear Readers,

As most of you should be able to work out, this is the last post from me before Hearth's Warming. I also know that some of you may find it stupid that I'd prefer to say Hearth's Warming and not Christmas. The truth of the matter is that I don't think it's right to continue to call it Christmas if I'm not going to be celebrating the birth of Christ.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Friendship Report: Lego!



Dear Readers,

This week I finally got around to watching The Lego Movie, a film that was sadly dwarfed by Frozen when it came out in cinema. Anyway,I found this film to be so good, I had to watch it twice, first on Wednesday, and then just before posting this. Like many films aimed at a younger audience, it had an underlying message, one all of us bronies should know.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Friendship Report: Family and Bridges




Dear Readers,

As some of you may have guessed, I'm not exactly close to many members of my family. This has just started to strike me as odd, I don't know why it has taken so long, but I have finally realised that it is a bit odd. You might think otherwise, but for someone who gets along with pretty much all of his family, it is a bit strange for him to only be close to one member, especially since two others live in the house.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Friendship Report: Overload!


Dear Readers,

For me this week has been full of excitement, and it has really cheered me up after my dark epiphany during the weekend. So much has happened that it has pretty much overloaded my mind with anticipation, and various other similar emotions which I can't be bothered to name. Anyway, I'm going to start this off with the sadder side, before getting on to as much of the interesting stuff as I dare say, at this stage, it seems dangerous to say it all.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Friendship Report: Realisation and Ideas.


Dear Reader,

Yes it's that time of week again, that time when I realise I've not done anything productive and I haven't actually learned anything about friendship. It's also where I pick apart everything I have done so far this week and realise that maybe I have learned something. And now that I have quickly done so I have realised that I actually did learn something.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Friendship Report: Teaching and High Hopes


Dear Readers,

A lot of people tend to look upon teachers and think "Ugh. A Monkey could do their job." Or at least, that's how it is where I live. Anyway I've had my hands full with teaching guitar this week, and I've come to realise that when you are trying to teach, even the simplest thing gets on your nerves, and chances are when you get told off by your teachers for "Totes not doing anythin'" chances are you actually were doing something really infuriating.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Friendship Report: A Good First Impression


Dear Readers,

You should all know about the importance of making a good first impression on people. It's usually a good way to ensure that people are nice to you throughout your relationship with them. However, good first impressions can be quite hard for some of us, like myself, so here's my failure at making a good first impression.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Friendship Reports: Skins, Memories & Hallowe'en


Dear Readers,

As some of you may know, this week has been half term, at least it has been for some. As strange as it sounds, I don't actually like these little holiday's very much, they break my usual routine, and mean that I have to find something else to occupy my time with. Thus this has been a week almost completely void of excitement.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Friendship Report: Rainbow Rocks


Dear Readers,

Before I start I'd like to point out that this is not a review of Rainbow Rocks. That aside, I did watch, and enjoy, the film. Anyway I have had a fairly interesting week, which involved me and my college friends spending the majority of our college time wandering aimlessly around Hanley city center. I even received an unexpected message, from the person I least expected to message me.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Friendship Report: Confidence, my College Friends, and the Black Leather Coat


Dear Readers,

For the last two weeks I've been feeling rather down, which is why I haven't posted for the last two weeks. I've been feeling sad because I've lost a friend, as I posted about awhile ago, and since then, I've also found out the "real reason" as to why she no longer wants to communicate with me in any way. On the upside, I've now bounced back!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sonic Rainboom DVD now in Stores! + Contest



So the awesome guys over at Primal Screen, the UK DVD distributors, are releasing some new My Little Pony DVDs and have kindly offered to send us some to give away as prizes!
You should be seeing their DVDs popping up all about the place over the next few weeks. The new one is "Sonic Rainboom" which comes with a total of ten episodes on two disks with over 220 minutes of pony goodness. They're available now in many different retailers and online.

Now, a contest is not a contest without a brilliantly brainstormed task for you guys to do.

But, I think we'll keep it rather simple! We'll have to do a massive give-away one day, I promise, maybe include an extra horse.

If you want a chance to win one of three 10 episode DVDs simply send in a picture of some of your merch (such as a blind bag pony!) in either a hilarious situation or outside somewhere awesome.
You can have multiple entries but you can only win one of the three DVDs!

Email your entries to rothstein@bronies.org.uk or hit me a PM over on the UKoE.

PS: Extra Points if your pic is Halloween related since it's that time of the year!

Deadline for the contest is 31st October!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Friendship Report: Good Bye Dear Friend


Dear Readers,

If you haven't guessed from the title, I lost a friend this week. Don't worry she hasn't died or anything, we just had what was apparently a major fallout. Either way, I'm classing it as she no longer wants to speak to me or hear from me, which is a shame since she was my biggest fan. So now I shall blast you with a few metaphorical analogies, which should hopefully provide you with at least some good advice.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Call of the Cutie Conference


MLP Conference Funded by Brighton University

A report by Hayley Berry





Despite the immediate feelings of shock, dismay and negativity it sparked amongst campaign group members as a result of its actions, Brighton university stood proud earlier this year, when staff there admitted spending funding received from the public on a conference, dedicated to the open discussion and research of the show, 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'.
In total, it was found that £400 money originally from the public went towards the event, causing questions to be asked among those in disapproval of the show's 30-year history being discussed in a number of in-depth talks throughout the nine hour event.

Profits made to the university itself after the event came to a disappointing £16, from the 14 attendees who each paid a £30 fee, to listen to and take part in conversations involving such topics as the show's history, the many mythological stories surrounding it and even the merchandise itself, namely how it links to such artistic expressions as photography and poem writing.

A quote from a university spokesman interviewed regarding the conference states the university's main priorities and commitments lie within "a broad portfolio of applied research that often had low profile, but had high public benefits". This also comes as a direct reply to those who believe the study of what are essentially being seen as "children's toys" was in the end really worth the sheer amount spent, for such little profit in return.

For the spokesman in question at least, the answer seems to be that it is. He was said to have made the point that, in spite of all controversy surrounding the university's spending choices, they still continue to be a highly ranked UK university, proudly supporting almost 7,000 various different jobs in a number of sectors.
They also make a yearly contribution of £700 million pounds to the South East Economy.

With all this in mind, whether or not the university funding the conference was justified, is something I will leave your pony fanatic selves to ponder and maybe come up with your own decision....


Friday, 19 September 2014

Friendship Report: Another Bout of Inspiration


Dear Readers,

This week I have actually learned quite a few things about friendship, unfortunately, I'm not going to talk about the majority of them, until further notice. So I'm going to actually talk about something that happened earlier today, but I'll start it with something that happened on Wednesday, when I made a new friend.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Friendship Report: Decisions


Dear Readers,

We have all come to those times when we need to make a decision, but we just don't know which thing we should chose to do. That may have been something serious, or it may have been something trivial. Either way we all are constantly bashed with the need to decide on something, even things that we shouldn't have to decide on. So let's talk about the sacred art of decision making.