My Little Pony Companion Series: Equestria Girls Is Coming To A Theatre Near You

According to the popular website Movie News Letters, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls will be playing as of today in select Digiplex theatres from June 15th till July 14th, 2013 in the states Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

Now if you’ve temporarily left Equestria for some reason or another and you aren’t familiar as of yet with My Little Pony: Equestria Girls let’s bring you up to Rainbow Dash speed.


Meet the Equestria Girls! Photo courtesy of N.Y. Times

In an interview with Hasbro representatives in the February/March 2013 issue of Kidscreen Magazine it was confirmed that a new companion series to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was set to air in the spring.   My Little Pony: Equestria Girls sees our pony heroes on a mission to a new world where they take on human form. Will the movie be the launching pad for the television series? Get ready Bronies….

Additionally, rumors are flying around Equestria that the new spin off series will also see new human dolls released based off our beloved ponies. Sign us up here at

Find out HERE where you can see the film in your area.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic coming to DVD in the United Kingdom uk dvd my little ponyAccording to writer Wendy Goldman Getzler at Kidscreen Magazine, Hasbro has just struck a multi-territorial home entertainment deal with the United Kingdom DVD label Clear Vision to release the first and second seasons of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the United Kingdom.

The deal will mark the first time working with the United Kingdom distribution label for Hasbro. Clear Vision will have the rights to distribute the MLP series in countries like France, Spain, Italy and in the Middle East.

Clear Vision currently also has the exclusive home entertainment license to distribute Marvel’s classic animated television series. Get read UK fans. The ponies are coming over the pond!

Friendship Is Magic Guidebook Gets Release Date

The-elements-of-harmony-brony.comThe official My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic guidebook, “The Elements Of Harmony”, has been scheduled for release on June 4th, 2013 via

Writen by Brandon T. Snider (The Dark Knight Manual, DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide), “The Elements Of Harmony” will include a forward by the one and only Lauren Faust, as well as as an special introduction by Meghan McCarthy and Jayson Thiessen.

The book will contain a full color braided mane of information about MLP: FIM that will include: character bios, an detailed episode guide and a map of Equestria as well as lyrics to all of the songs as heard in the show, a collection of Letters to Princess Celestia, and much more. It’s destined to be a great collector’s piece for fans of the show.

Author and Pony fan Snider has written also for Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Wired as well as for Comedy Central and the Huffington Post. He’s also written about such characters as Superman, Spider-Man, The Muppets and Annoying Orange.

The book can be pre-ordered now at Amazon HERE.


Katie Cook: The Brony.Com Interview

Katie Cook Interview at Brony.comBRONY.COM:  Hey Katie! First let me just say “Thank You Very Much” for speaking with us.  I know you’re ultra busy, and with 2013 in full swing now, looking back at the last year and everything that happened with the book and that first issue buzz, I was curious to see now that 2012 has come and gone  how is 2013 shaping up?

KATIE:  Busy… I just moved AND convention season is starting AND I’ve got deadlines. I haven’t had a chance to unpack! 

BRONY.COM: Fans have really gotten the opportunity to meet you over the last year with your appearances at many conventions across the United States,  I was wondering what the fan feedback has been like for you in regards to the Pony books?    Has any of your experiences with meeting the fans inspired you in any way in regards to what you’ll create in the future?
KATIE:  The response to the book has been overwhelmingly positive. To your other question, I’ve had a lot of people ask “will you ever write about ______ or ______?”… But I really just write what I like!   If I don’t think I can make a great story, I’ll likely avoid it. 
BRONY.COM:   Going back to that first issue buzz…I mean that first book pre-sold over 100,000 copies….What do you think were the expectations for the first book?  Surely fans had expectations, as did Hasbro,  but what were your expectations?   

KATIE:  Well, we never expected the numbers MLP #1 pulled in… and the only response to that number I really had was “Well, I guess that means someone besides my mother will read it”.   Fan response was always a concern. It’s a dedicated fan base with a lot of opinions… I’m a fan as well, so all I could hope for is that folks like what Andy and I were creating.

BRONY.COM:  I know you’ve paid tribute to movies like Shaun Of The Dead (2004) and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) in the books thus far.    I was curious to see if there’s been any other nods to any other media that you and Andy [Price] have tried to sneak in there to date, and if so how long do you think it will take the fans to notice it?

KATIE:  There are Easter eggs everywhere (movies, books, TV)… Most are noticed by someone right away and posted online. There are no secrets on the internet. 

BRONY.COM:  Then, could you talk about your relationship with Hasbro for the book?   How much input do they have into what you’re doing?

KATIE:  They’ve been very positive and supportive of what Andy and I are doing. They have all the power, but they’ve been great about letting us play around in their stables without crushing our creativity. 

BRONY.COM:  Of course in Issue 5 we see a new story started by Heather Nuhfer.   I was curious to see if you could talk about why you yourself didn’t take the reins for that issue?   Will you be back for later issues, and what are your plans?

KATIE:  Andy and I will be back. We had other pony projects to concentrate on.

BRONY.COM: Any chance of seeing some MLP sketch cards from you in the future?

KATIE:  Maybe if I do some for myself… I’m kind of burnt out on sketch cards! 

BRONY.COM:  What are your thoughts on all of the MLP fan art that’s out there?   Why do you think that fans are so fascinated with creating their own art for the show and it’s characters?

KATIE:  You get that in every fandom… Why is it different for ponies? I’ve seen some amazing artwork out there for ponies. It’s fun to look through and there’s new art every day.  

BRONY.COM:  We here have really appreciated the sense of humor you’ve injected into these books, and we’d love to ask you where you thought your sense of humor comes from?  And how do you think it’s morphed to include the sensibilities of the My Little Pony universe?

KATIE:  I’m a child of the 80’s and the influence of my older brother. I didn’t just watch Rainbow Brite and My Little Pony as a kid… I watched Mel Brooks movies, Monty Python, The Muppets, Star Trek, Are You Being Served?… Television from the BBC, and comedy movies I shouldn’t have watched at that age and nerdery from the past. It’s who I am, so that’s how I write. 

BRONY.COM:  Of course people at times forget that you’re not just a writer, but also an incredible artist, I was curious to see what you thought about  what some could consider an Art  vs. Story struggle.   Is writing as fun for you as the drawing?  Or is one more challenging?   

KATIE:  Mostly, I’ve just noticed that the writer never gets as much attention as the artist. I apologize to every writer I’ve ever worked with before this. I get it now. 

BRONY.COM:  When you and Andy [Price] were approaching the first issue, I was curious to see if there were any ideas that you wanted to explore that maybe got lost or were pushed to the wayside as you both were working?

KATIE: Only things we’ve put on a back burner for later. 

BRONY.COM:   What do you think about the public misconception toward Bronies?  Certainly with the documentary, and recently the joke/mention on Saturday Night Live, we’re starting to be understood, but why can’t everyone see the appeal of a show that we both love?

KATIE:  I think, like in any fandom, you have the “weird one” that makes the news and THAT is the impression that people not familiar with the fandom are left with.  The man who created the blog about his dates with ‘Twilight Sparkle’… The guy who insisted fanart of his “fiance” ‘Twilight’ be taken down… THOSE are the Bronies that are getting attention and therefore are the public association for a very NEW fandom. It’s the Brony communities job to turn that around. The “weird Star Wars fanatics” have become mainstream nowadays and those who costume have become a very respected charity group. Star Wars fandom is a great example of a fandom who has turned a “just a bunch of nerds” perception into something more. (I’m a Star Wars fan through and through!). “Brony” is a very new fandom. Give it time. If people are in it for the long haul, things will calm down. 

BRONY.COM:  Can we try some free word association?   What’s one world that comes to mind instantly when you think of these characters.  Let’s start with:  Apple Jack?

KATIE:  Meh.

BRONY.COM: Dischord?

KATIE:  Potential.

BRONY.COM:  Rarity?

KATIE:  Hilarious.

BRONY.COM:  Twilight Sparkle?

KATIE:  Favorite.

BRONY.COM:  Rainbow Dash?

KATIE:  Pompous.

BRONY.COM:  Princess Luna?

KATIE:  Underused.

BRONY.COM:   Fluttershy?

KATIE:  Adorable.

BRONY.COM:  Final Questions:  What are you expectations for the upcoming Season 4 of the show?  And what’s next for your own comic, Gronk?

KATIE:  I already have a pretty good idea of what’s happening in season 4…. So I’ll just go on to Gronk. I’m putting out the third book in July!

For more with Katie Cook please visit her official website HERE, and follow her on Twitter HERE.



Meghan McCarthy Gives Fans Hints About Season Four


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Hey Ponies….We try to offer you legitimate news or cool things as they become available in the My Little Pony universe. But somehow we missed this fun little Twitter conversation from last week with the one and only Meghan McCarthy. It’s all about Season 4…So you know….obviously you’re gonna wanna read this…like now.

Question: Anything cool planned for the CMC in S4?”
McCarthy: Yes!

Question: A lot of Bronies are upset about Alicorn Twilight. Without giving anything away, do you think S4 will keep everyone happy?”
McCarthy: Yes!

Question: Are you tired of working on and talking about ponies?”
McCarthy: Never!

Question: Will we ever see Rarity as the central character again? She stole every scene/episode she was in this season….”
McCarthy: Yes!

Question: Any chance Spike will get as much awesome moments/love in season 4 as he did (if not, more than) in season 3?”
McCarthy: Yep.

Question: Will Fluttershy be a main focus in more episodes?
McCarthy: Yep.

Question: Any big musical numbers planned for the next season? ‘ This Day Aria was amazing!”
McCarthy: Yes. So excited about S4 music.

Question: Will we be introduced to new characters?”
McCarthy: Yep. Some really good ones.

Question: plan on adding in more pop-culture references throughout S4?
McCarthy: Definitely

Question: Thoughts on pacing? Are you continuing the “epic” tone in S3 or are you planning on slowing it back down at all?”
McCarthy: Both

Question: Are there going to be any Slice-of-Life episodes in S4?”
McCarthy: Lots

Question: How has it been working on S4 so far compared to S3 & 2? Was it ever overwhelming previously?”
McCarthy: Less overwhelming than S3

Question: any new writers for the series?”
McCarthy: Yes

Question: Coming to EFNW?” (Also Bronycon and Nightmare Nights)
McCarthy: If they invite me 🙂

Question: Will we see more of Rarity’s generosity in S4?”
McCarthy: Yes

Question: Any chance of us finding out more about Equestrian history?”
McCarthy: Yes

Question: if you were to describe season 4 in 1 word what would that word be?”
McCarthy: Ambitious

Question: Will we get to see any more members of the Mane 6’s families?”
McCarthy: Yes

Question: How would you describe the overall tone of S4? Will the focus be greater on drama, humor, or adventure?”
McCarthy: Packed w/ all 3

Question: What’s your personal favorite episode you’ve written? And by extension what’s your fav #MLPFiM ep?”
McCarthy: Hasn’t aired yet

Question: Will Daniel Ingram still be doing lots and lots of awesome songs for us to remix in season 4?”
McCarthy: Lots and lots and lots and lots

Question: Better question. Despite Twilight’s new status she’ll still have flaws and a lot of room for personal growth in S4 yes?”
McCarthy: Yes

Question: How many more Alicorns should we be expecting?”
McCarthy: 53

Special thanks to the great site Equestria Daily for breaking this news first last week.

What are your expectations for Season 4?  We want to know.   Please leave us a comment in our comments section below.


My Little Pony and Build-A-Bear Have Teamed Up And They Want You To Help Them!

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With the success of the recently released Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie My Little Pony Build-A-Bear’s the makers of the popular teddy bear line are looking for the help of us Bronies! They’d like to know what we’d like to see next from them.

Some of the questions being asked in the survey:

What is your favorite pony?

What characters would you like to see Build-A-Bear make next?

Have you bought the recently released Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie Build-A-Bears?

We here at think it’s pretty cool that the company is talking the time to ask us fans what we value the most in how we decide what collectibles we’d like to own in relation to our favorite show. Kudos Build-A-Bear!

You can take the survey HERE: Fan Interview #101: Danny Jones Fan #1BRONY.COM FAN:   Danny Jones
AGE:  21
LOCATION:  Gary, Indiana   Tell us about how you discovered the show, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic?

Danny Jones:  Well, my first time being actually introduced to My Little Pony wasn’t a pleasant experience. I am a PC gamer, one of my favorite games is Garry’s Mod. In that game you are allowed to spray a custom image on the walls and such (like graffiti). I joined a game one day, and on the loading screen people were posting little comments, and one said “Bronies are the scum of the internet, they are like Furries, but worse“.

When I entered the game, it was a bunch of 12-13 year old kids that were doing this.  They were putting up inappropriate pictures of ponies. They were annoying, frustrating, bad team members, and obscene.  That’s when I decided that enough was enough.  I changed my name to Ransom the Brony Slayer, and I joined the Anti-Brony-Brotherhood, not knowing what an actual Brony was.  I continued to hate Bronies for about two or three months after that.  Every time someone saw my screen name, they’d kept telling me that I needed to watch the show, and that my dislike for it was all wrong. I said, “Really?  A show for little girls? You really want me to watch a show for little girls? No way.”  I’m the kind of guy who as a kid was raised on Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Samurai Champloo, and I am now also a huge fan of Bleach.

It wasn’t until I met a kid named “Meowker” that I changed my mind.  I was so mean to the kid for liking the show. I called him several bad names, laughed in his face.  Then I left the game server. About two hours later, there was a friend request in my inbox. It was from “Meowker”.  So I said aloud, “What the heck, I’ll add him.”  So I added him, and he introduced me to what Bronies really stand for. He even got me to fall in love with the show. Now I won’t shut up about it. Ironic, right?   What do you like so much about the show, and why does it mean so much to you?

Danny Jones:  Well, the reason I like My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic so much is mainly because of the diverse characters. The first episode where we meet all the characters, that showed the qualities of people in real life.  It was like they were pretty much human. Twilight being the book worm, Rarity is the dramatic, Fluttershy is all about animal rights, just like many people that I know. Applejack is honest and a hard worker (like my father), Pinkie Pie loves to party and always needs to be around friends, and Rainbow Dash is a loyal perfectionist and always wants to be number one.  All of those qualities I see in myself and other people in general.  The show is just so real it’s like it is alive.  Also, Vinyl Scratch is my favorite background character because I absolutely love electronic music. I’m also an Amateur DJ.  Some of the artwork Bronies make is absolutely amazing too by the way.   So who’s your favorite pony, and why?

Danny Jones:  Rainbow Dash is my favorite of the Mane 6 because she is fearless, she is the fastest flyer in all of Equestria (Sorry Alicorn Twilight).  The way I relate to her so much is just because of my past.  In Dragon Ball Z and Bleach, almost all the characters can fly.  Its just something about the whole flight thing with me.  Like, the sky is the limit or something.  I also like Rainbow’s bossy attitude as well, her loyalty, and the pranks that she pulls. She is just the best.  And what does it mean to you to be a Brony?

Danny Jones:  Being a Brony to me is all about kindness, and being loyal to one’s own friends, helping people in need, having fun, and enjoying life in general.  The real Bronies to me are some of the greatest people to grace this planet, and I will raise my fist to Brohoof every single one of them!  Why do you think that the show has gotten so popular with fans over the last three seasons?

Danny Jones:  Just look at the fan base. It’s mainly guys, and we all play video games together.  It all makes sense. I don’t force the show on people, but rather try to nudge them into checking it out, if I know they like cartoons. Besides Regular Show and Adventure Time, there aren’t any quality cartoons out there anymore.  That’s another reason I believe the show is popular. By default maybe.  Also because the show in itself is just so good.  What are you top five favorite episodes from the the first three MLP:FIM seasons, and why?

Danny Jones:   My favorite episodes? Wow, that’s a tough one.  ‘Nightmare Night’, ‘Sonic Rainboom’, ‘Fall Weather Friends’, ‘The Mysterious Mare Do Well’, and ‘Putting Your Hoof Down’.  Those are my all-time favorites.  I think the first and second season are most memorable to me because it is when I first started watching the show.  What are your expectations for Season 4?

Danny Jones:  For Season 4….. I hope we get to see the challenges that Twilight has to overcome as an Alicorn.  I hope she becomes the Princess of Ponyville. She has studied so hard her entire life without friends, so why not reward her for all  that she has done?  I hope we still get the episodic values that we’ve had with the past seasons and hopefully without any more changes to the show.  M.A. Larson has changed it enough as it is.  I just want it to remain a fun and happy show, I want them to add more fighting scenes with the characters, and challenge them a bit even more (even though they have already gone through enough as it is).    ###


First Fan-Made Episode of My Little Pony Hits Internet

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It took Savannah College Of Art & Design senior Zachary Rich (FlamingoRich) over a year of production time, but he has done what  us Bronies here at thought impossible. He has produced, directed and released the first ever full-length fan-made episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.  

 Double Rainboom hit Youtube just four days ago on March 30th, 2013, and as of this article’s release has been seen a staggering 327, 397 times on the streaming mega-site.  

With the aid of his fellow Bronies across the internet and with the help of his schoolmates, Rich was able to not just produce the full length fan episode, but his crew was also able to provide it a wonderfully created full orchestral score, motion picture studio sound effects, and voiced acting for the episodes pony characters.  And its no surprise to us…..The animation is completely one hundred percent show-accurate!  Watch it, and you be the judge.    We happen to think that its completely brilliant.

You can watch Double Rainboom HERE.    Also visit Zachary Rich’s website here to find out about how it was done as well as enjoy a great FAQ and get yourself some lessons in how to make animation.   Check it out HERE:

Did you see Double Rainboom?   Tell us what you think below in the comments section.   

Season 2 Of MLP: FIM Gets Release Date For May 14th, 2013




Includes All 26 Episodes of the Second Season


March 27, 2013 – Hip, hip, hooray! My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season Two is coming to DVD May 14 from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios!My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season Two includes all 26 episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’s second, irresistibly fun season! Bonus features include sing-along’s, and printable coloring sheets, and more!My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season Two has a suggested retail price of $34.99 and is available exclusively at

The studious Twilight Sparkle may have learned the true meaning and value of friendship through the amazing bonds she’s formed with every pony in Ponyville, but the lessons keep on coming! Join Twilight Sparkle and her friends – Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and little Spike – as they embark on one crazy adventure after another, leading to the greatest wedding Equestria’s ever seen. And you’re invited!

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magics eries is currently airing on The HUB TV Network.   Pre Order Here:

Bonus Features:

  • Sing-Alongs
  • Printable Coloring Sheets
  • And more!

Also available on DVD from Shout! Factory At Amazon:

  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season One
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Royal Pony Wedding
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – The Friendship Express
  • My Little Pony – Twinkle Wish Adventure

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About Hasbro Studios:
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based production division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio develops and produces shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and SCRABBLE. Many of these shows air on The Hub, a television network for kids and their families. Studio programming can also be seen in more than 170 countries globally. The Hub is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK).

About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Did You Take Part In The Brony Census?

It’s always a bit concerning to us here at when we see an article on the internet that attempts to explain or define us. In 2013, some of us still seem to have a difficult time with acceptance and open mindedness. Why? Because people dislike what they don’t understand. They’re quick to judge and their quick to talk. But not us ponies. In fact our herd has grown so rapidly in numbers since the premiere of our show in 2010, that they now need a census to count us! Did you take part? If so, write us and let us know what you think about it today. We’d love to hear from you.

Polling over twenty-thousand of us ponies over the internet, the 2013 Brony Herd Census tells those that don’t understand us Bronies, the following:

The fan base of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is mainly comprised of males. 84% of us to be exact. But there too, is also a majority of females that took part in the census. 16% to be exact. Looking at our age, us Bronies range in the age group 15 to 30, with the average of us between 19 and 20 years old. The 2013 Brony Census tells us too that most of us are single, but nearly one quarter of us are in a serious relationship. Sounds like we’re normal people to me. How does it sound to you?

The majority of us ponies live in The United States and Canada, but as we all know Bronies live in vast herds all over the world too. The census reports notable sizes of fans living in such countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany, but we all know that there are even more of us out there  than any census could count.

In addition, the census also reports that Bronies come from families more stable than the national average. Nearly 70% of us come from families that have not seen divorce or separation. Boy, us Bronies still sound like really normal average people don’t we?

Those of us between the ages of 18 to 24 are also nearly two-thirds less likely to fail out of high school. This is good news to us here at Oh….and nearly 70% of us plan to get a college degree in the near future, and almost 5% of us have served in the military.

Over 21% percent of us have donated to various charities created by our fellow Bronies as well.

Those that took part in the 2013 census also subjected themselves to a Jungian personality test. Carl Jung, who the test was created and named after is often considered one of the founders of modern psychology.

This aspect of the census indicated that the majority of us Bronies are classified as belonging to the I.N.T.J. category. Introversion, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judgment or I.N.T.J  is thought to occur in perhaps 1 to 3% of the general human population, while it seems to occur at something like 10 to 20 times over the normal rate in areas of pop cultural fandom.

According to the Jungian description of the typical I.N.T.J person, we are known as “System Builders” of all types, perhaps in part because we possess the unusual trait of combining imagination and reliability. We’re often called “Introverted”. But don’t let that fool you.

The term “Introversion” doesn’t have the meaning that you think it does. Remember being a kid and hearing your Grandma or Mother whispering to one of their friends, “He’s a bit introverted.”

Being introverted doesn’t mean that us Bronies are shy or that we have a fear of people, it instead refers to the direction that we as individuals draw upon. As Bronies we often draw on the strength of our inner ponies to get us threw a tough time or when we need a blast of inspiration or creative energy. Us introverts use contemplation and inner dialog as a source of motivation……Or our favorite show maybe?

So basically, what this census tells us here at is that we Bronies are incredibly smart, caring, and compassionate individuals, and that we will someday re-invent everything in this world. But, we knew this already didn’t we?

To download the 57 page report from the 2013 Brony Herd Census please CLICK HERE:

Do you care what Non-Bronies think about you? We here again, at want to know. Let us know what you think about the 2013 Brony Herd Census below in the comments section. Viva Le Bronies!