Tag Archives: amazing

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Way back in May, when Lauren Faust stepped down from her work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I set out to collect letters of thanks from bronies around the Internet in a post on this blog and find a way to deliver them to Lauren as a way of showing her how much her work means to us.  I called the project Letters to Lauren, and scores of bronies responded, sending over 140 letters total to be included in the collection.

After a frenzied day of adding letters to the post, I set out to bring them to Lauren’s attention.  I tried a few different methods, none of which panned out, and I began to wonder if I’d started something I wasn’t really prepared to finish.  Then Tek stepped in.  My friend Tekaramity, one of the blogponies at Equestria Daily, told me cryptically a short while ago that he just might have some way of delivering all of the letters I’d collected.  It turns out that he was in the process of conducting an interview with Lauren herself (read it here, it’s amazing), and he told her personally about Letters to Lauren.  I have it on his good authority that Lauren Faust is right now in the process of reading through each one of the letters that you sent me.

Yes, you read that right.  Lauren Faust is reading through Letters to Lauren.

As you may be able to tell, I am absolutely floored.  My sincerest thanks to Tekaramity for proving once again that he is the Element of Generosity and using his incredible opportunity to speak with Lauren to make this dream come true for me and the bronies who sent in their letters, and an equally sincere thanks to all of you bronies who sent in your letters and made this project come alive.  It was an enormous privilege to help coordinate this effort, and I’m so glad that it was such a success.

And, of course, a huge thanks to Lauren Faust.  You’re a great force for good in this world, Lauren, and we all appreciate what you do.

Your faithful mail pony,

Tim N.

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Older-Type Posts

Song of the Week: “Dark Horses” by Switchfoot

Switchfoot is back.  After a lot of postponing and uncertainty on the release date of their new album, Vice Verses, they’re finally set to bring us twelve tracks of new and awesome music on September 27th.  While that’s a bit too far away for my liking (tomorrow would be nice), they haven’t left us with nothing but a date.  You can swing by their website (or watch the embedded video below) to hear their brand-new and absolutely superlative single, “Dark Horses”.  It’s got a harder sound than your typical Switchfoot tune, but Foreman and company play it with passion and power and the song comes out bold, triumphant, and unforgettable.  If this is a taste of things to come, I’ll be eagerly waiting at midnight on the 27th to hand over my money.  As always, these guys deserve it.  Video and lyrics after the jump.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Older-Type Posts

Sorry for the lack of legitimate posts lately, having a job has seriously eaten away at my free time (go figure).  I’ve got at least three high-quality posts in the works for the near future, but for now I’ve got to get me down to the chapel and listen to Ken Rudolph preach the Word like a boss, so have an ace picture that Frosty drew.  I got to watch on her livestream, it was awesome.

P.S. If you click the picture it’ll take you to her deviantArt page, which I highly recommend.

Leave a comment

Filed under Older-Type Posts

Pony Saturday: A Gift and a Challenge

After an intense second week of camp, I had settled down for a relaxing day of rest when Tek popped up on MSN.  He said that he was cleaning something up that was directly relevant to my personal interests.  I was curious as to what exactly he meant, so I waited for a while until he said it was ready.  Then he linked me to this:

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Older-Type Posts

And Then Cellos Were My Favorite Instrument

Just… just listen to this.

Yes, that just happened, and yes it was that awesome.

Leave a comment

Filed under Older-Type Posts

Song of the Week: “See the Glory” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Special edition with embedded video!  And also on Tuesday!

A big shout-out to Tek for introducing me to this fantastic song.  “See the Glory” is everything that a great song should be.  The lyrics are smart and thought-provoking, addressing our far-too-often apathetic response to God’s overwhelming, all-encompassing, glorious grace.  On top of that, the music is catchy and invigorating, Steven Curtis Chapman gives a splendid vocal performance, and it features a Game Boy solo.  Yes, you read that correctly.  A Game Boy solo.  Click through to give it a listen.

Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under Older-Type Posts

This Is The Most Intense Picture of Charizard I’ve Ever Seen

Source: http://r-sraven.deviantart.com/art/The-end-of-the-Line-202357602

Author’s Note: This may or may not be a thinly veiled attempt to not fail at PostADay while I try to finish a very detailed post about my epic failure to procure Rock ‘n’ Rye on Saturday.  Either way, you have to admit that both this and the 4th Wall Cannon are totally awesome and you may have never seen them if I hadn’t made these filler posts.  You’re welcome.

Leave a comment

Filed under Older-Type Posts