Bronies might very well be the most excitable and easily pleased fandom ever, and why not? When you have a great show like ''Friendship is Magic'', there's plenty to go ''yay!~'' about.

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[[folder: General ]]

* A new ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' series? Well considering how lame the latest couple of adaptations has been it probably isn't going to be anything specia -- wait, Creator/LaurenFaust is in charge of it?!? Male characters? They're bringing back [[EnsembleDarkhorse Applejack]] with her G1 color scheme?! A villain for the first time since G1? '''{{Winged Unicorn}}s'''?!? Well, this ''might'' be awesome.
* A second season is coming out? YES.
** And a third!
** And a fourth!
*** The fourth season being confirmed to be 26 episodes long brought about a particularly strong burst of fandom-rejoicing as the third season was only 13 episodes long (compared to Seasons 1 and 2, which were 26 episodes each). The fans feared that this "short season" was the beginning of the end of the series, [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon with good reason]].
** And a [[https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldscreen.com%2Farticles%2Fdisplay%2F2014-1-10-kid-hasbro-studios-stephen-davis fifth!]]
** And a MadeForTVMovie!
*** Which tested so well it got promoted to actually run in cinemas!
* A new My Little Pony promo? Is this a parody of "California Girls"? That's way out of the target demographics range. I wonder if they do know? Nah, probably no-WAIT!? Did he just say "bronies", and "DJ PON-3"!!!!?? Hasbro and the Hub also sent a letter to [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/extended-equestria-girls.html Equestria Daily!?]] Plus they also clarified about [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/some-clarification-from-guys-over-at.html when the spot will premiere!!??]] YES!!! WE, THE BRONIES, ARE KNOWN!! BROHOOFS TO HASBRO AND THE HUB!! MAJOR BROHOOFS!!!
* Hmm. The internet is obsessed with My Little Pony. Too bad it's not i- Wait, it's showing on Boomerang in the UK and Ireland? Maybe one episode...
** Not anymore. It hasn't been shown in the UK and Ireland since March 2012.
* At the beginning of August 2012, four new posters were released. [[http://fav.me/d5av7xg A season 2 character poster]], [[http://fav.me/d5av81e a villain poster]], [[http://fav.me/d5av88r a royal wedding poster]], and last but not least, [[http://fav.me/d5atqq7 A MAP OF EQUESTRIA!]] That's right, a MAP.
* Back in April 2011, the YouTube user [=FluttershyElsa=] posted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOlAU4t9Hs this PMV]] of Music/WeirdAlYankovic's Polkarama which managed to [[https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/60438491301036032 get]] both the attention and the endorsement of "Weird Al" himself (a feat that would later be [[https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/64354118671679488 repeated]] with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e10_gyvtp80 its sequel]]). As a result of him effectively affirming the show and its fandom into the Pantheon of Nerdvana, show director Jayson Thiessen [[https://twitter.com/goldenrusset/status/60741896728883200 invited]] Al to do a guest appearance on the show, sparking speculation that he would make a Season 2 appearance. With Season 2 come and gone, however, that speculation had died down. But [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride it finally happened, and it was GLORIOUS!]]
* [[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0096W47NO A full season 1 set is finally coming to Region 1 DVD.]] And [[https://twitter.com/ShoutFactory/status/245318602817933312 they have]] ''[[DVDCommentary audio commentaries]]'' to boot. '''Shut up and take our money!'''
* Not only is there going to be a documentary on bronies featuring Creator/JohnDeLancie, [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/257527888/bronycon-the-documentary/posts/304441 but it will also feature an animated musical number about them in a collaboration with show writer Amy Keating Rogers and composers Mic the Microphone and David O. Oh, and it will be animated by fans. And de Lancie is performing the song.]]
* The show is finally going to have a full-on ExpandedUniverse! Not only do we have the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comic book series]], but also [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/11/little-brown-books-covers-and-more.html a series of chapter books]] (one of which will Call Upon the Sea Ponies!) and a series manual!
** Furthermore, the comic books are genuinely funny and exciting material and are the hot sellers they deserve to be!
* Bushiroad is finally bringing ''Friendship is Magic'' to [[http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/mylittle-pony/ Japan]] after a looong two and a half year wait and after Takara Tomy called quits on the franchise last year. The best thing about this: the cast from TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes are coming back to voice the main characters!
** What could possibly be bigger than that? I dunno, how about Celestia being voiced by ''Creator/KikukoInoue''??
** Japanese bronies eventually got their turn: when it was announced that the ''Milky Holmes'' cast would return to voice 2/3 of the main cast, the response was a resounding "meh". As turns out, two of the voice actors were withheld for a reason: cue Creator/MiyukiSawashiro as Twilight and Creator/EmiriKatou as Fluttershy...
** Although fans enjoyed the dub, they weren't so keen on Bushiroad's choosing not to dub fan favorite songs "Winter Wrap-Up" and "Art of the Dress", making many think that the only songs that would be dubbed are short songs or Pinkie Pie songs (as her voice actor is IdolSinger SuzukoMimori). That is, until the airing of "Best Night Ever" had "At the Gala" fully dubbed. Needless to say, the fandom rejoiced!
** It will also be getting [[AlternativeForeignThemeSong new opening and ending themes]]!
** And it will soon be getting a manga. That's right, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-26/my-little-pony/friendship-is-magic-has-manga-in-the-works A MANGA.]]
*** Even better, it will be done by Akira Himekawa, who also wrote Manga/TheLegendOfZelda mangas
* Damn it, why does TreehouseTV have to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screw over the Canadian airing?]] Wait? Is {{Netflix}} is streaming it online, and it's available in Canada? [[BigYes AW YEAH!!!!]]
* You've heard of Robert Picardo, no? The Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', no? Richard Woolsey from ''Series/StargateSG1'', no? ''[[http://youtu.be/KmmoO_znjOA?t=5m43s Possibly the next guest star on My Little Pony, no?]]''
* The makers of ''Series/DoctorWho'' just [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/11/doctor-whooves-acknowledged-by-bbc.html officially acknowledged]] the existence of Doctor Whooves during some trivia for its 50th anniversary special, making Whoovian pony-fans pretty happy.
* Do you wish for a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic video game? *[[VideoGame/MyLittlePony The mobile game appears]]* Like I said, do you wish for a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic video game? Well fear not, both [[Creator/WayForwardTechnologies WayForward Technologies]] and the creator of [[VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin Ecco the Dolphin]] want to make a Pony game! Granted, nothings set in stone, but there is hope!
* At Hasbro's 2014 investor conference, they said that they anticipate G4 of MLP continuing for ANOTHER FIVE YEARS. While this is not a guarantee the show will last that long, there's certainly going to be a lot more Pony coming!

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[[folder: Season 2 ]]

* Season 2 will be more appealing to specifically bronies? Sign me up.
** ALRIGHT, Creator/JohnDeLancie is going to be playing a '''VILLAIN'''. And he is playing a god-like trickster who takes joy in personally messing with people? Approval.
** And on the Japanese dub, we get Creator/ShigeruChiba 's wonderfully [[LargeHam Hammy]] voice for him.
* Princess Luna, a character who got one minute of screen time and one line of dialogue in the second episode, not only returning after a year-long absence, but also getting her own focus episode. This was especially important since her absence had created her own fanbase.
* What's that? Rainbow Dash refers to the grey pegasus as "Derpy"? She has a voice?!?!? And the fanbase goes ''INSANE.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geTCP666Yf4 See for yourself.]]
* The cherry on top of the whole season is DJ PON-3/Vinyl Scratch appearing again in the finale and revealing her true eye color.
** And then to add to it, the finale also featured ''another'' popular background character, Lyra Heartstrings, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cljklTAZfc have her own very first speaking line]].

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[[folder: Season 3 ]]

* Recently, Creator/JohnDeLancie has confirmed that he's done more voice work for MLP. Let the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration "Au Contraire, Mon Capitan! Heee's back!"]] [[MemeticMutation memes commence!]]
* Checklist for Season 3: Possibly more Trixie[[note]]The guy heading the Q&A panel said he couldn't confirm or deny, but did say Season 3 would be "great and powerful"[[/note]], MORE LUNA, more crazy ponies, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Octavia]] ''possibly'' being [[SuddenlyVoiced voiced]] and singing with Rarity[[note]]When the actors were asked which still silent background pony they'd like to voice, and then having Octavia described to them (the [=VAs=] don't know much about background ponies beyond Derpy), Creator/CathyWeseluck did a quick demo of what she thought Octavia would be like. She may have been just doing it on the spot, but its enough to get Bronies interested. See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDWxfrAI2Vk&t=27m36s here]][[/note]]. And when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acoEahrk3f4 a song from season 3]] was released showing [[ArtEvolution how far]] Top Draw [[AnimationBump had come]] since season 1 and having Spike dancing and '''[[MostWonderfulSound SINGING]]''', many bronies cried out: '''OUR BODIES ARE READY'''.
** Unfortunately, Octavia didn't sing... but everything else occurred in some way, shape or form!
** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LkJ3_nVq8s second song]] was previewed confirming the rumors about the Crystal Empire toys being related to Season 3, as well as Princess Cadence returning. Not to mention that this is the first time a past-gen gimmick (special pony subsets like the Flutter Ponies) is not only in the merchandise but ''in the show''. So we've got season 1 being all about the characters, season 2 dedicated to the in-show universe, and now season 3 gets the [[MythologyGag mythology references.]]
* Okay, so those new posters were pretty cool, but there probably won't be much season 3 spoiler-ific stuff for a while-wait, [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/08/rumor-possible-season-3-images-time-for.html possible season 3 pictures?.]] [[spoiler:A post-apocalyptic looking Carousel Boutique and Sweet Apple Acres? [[DracoinLeatherPants The Great and Powerful]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Trixie]] to return!?]] It's only a month or two Bronies, we can wait that long.
* The drought between Season 2 & 3 was rather long (much longer than the one between 1 & 2), so bronies rejoiced when the release date was finally announced for November 10th, 2012.
* After two full seasons, [[spoiler:Scootaloo ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville finally]]'' gets ADayInTheLimelight!]]
* Spike '''finally''' [[spoiler:gets to save the day]] in the Season 3 premiere.
* The Crystal Ponies feature different eye shapes vaguely reminiscent of Jewel-Eye ponies (minus the creepy backstory of Applejack killing an evil pony-enslaving wizard), which pleases older fans.
* What's this? [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple Scootaloo's flying? Sweetie Belle is using magic?]]]] '''FINALLY!'''
* The term, "Alicorn" is now canon. Cue internet exploding.
** That's not even scratching the surface. If we took the time to list all the Fanon that was present in this episode, this show would need two pages. [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/319690_505502532814040_1354871423_n.jpg But here are the main points.]]
** The resemblance of the "Saddle Arabian" horses to G2 ponies didn't go unnoticed.
* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Dis]][[EvilIsCool cord]] and Pinkie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A3VrhPi89Rg starring in a commercial together.]]
* "Sleepless In Ponyville" has [[spoiler:Luna making an appearance ''other'' than a cameo]]. Not only that, but it also confirms that [[spoiler:Luna is a DreamWalker and is capable of giving advice and support like her older sister.]]
** Rainbow Dash officially becoming a CoolBigSis to Scootaloo in the same episode certainly made a lot of fans happy.
* "Wonderbolt Academy": Yes! Dash finally living her dream training for the Wonderbolts! Darn, she is resigning on a matter of principle; it's nice to see Dash display a real moral backbone against Lighting Dust's reckless jackassery, but it looks like StatusQuoIsGod after all in this series. Whoa!, Spitfire [[spoiler:coming and talking out of her resignation and ''promoting'' her?]] Whoo-Hoo, NothingIsTheSameAnymore!.
* [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/meghan-mccarthys-new-episode-tease.html#more What's this?]] Applejack is getting her own song? O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
** Not to mention, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup unlike last time]], there's nothing in this episode to overshadow her. Just her and her extended family. And one kick-ass song that's perfect for any hoedown.
*** Don't forget, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Braeburn]] is back for his first appearance since Season 1! PRAISE CELESTIA!
* The Brony fanbase were all in for a very unexpected Christmas present when they found out that [[spoiler: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn not only is Discord coming back]], but the main cast is trying to ''[[HeelFaceTurn reform him]]'' as well!]]
** Not just being reformed, but being reformed by ''[[BadassPacifist Fluttershy]]''.
** [[spoiler:And they ''succeed''!]]
* [[spoiler:The Alicorn Twilight rumors are true?]] '''[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOO!!!]]''' But wait, what's this? [[spoiler:She won't change as a character? And Lauren Faust herself is hopeful that the current showrunners can pull this off?]] This just ''might'' work.
** The episode will be ''[[spoiler:a musical with seven songs?!]]'' Potential is building, just one more day!
** After 3 seasons of dormancy, [[spoiler:Princess Celestia ''finally'' gets to sing! And boy, was it worth the wait.]]
* [[spoiler:Multiple appearances of Derpy, who had been sadly absent almost this entire season.]]
* "Magical Mystery Cure" got a '''''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/06/mlp-takes-leo-award-for-best-musical.html#idc-container LEO AWARD]]'''''.

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[[folder: Season 4 ]]

* Season 4 confirmed. 26 episodes. Cue the internet exploding.
** And fan-favorite writer Amy Keating Rogers returns! (she'd been MIA during Season 3)
*** And it'll air [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/07/season-4-start-date-announced.html November 23rd]]!!
* Rarity being confirmed to get at least one or two episodes after not getting one devoted to her in Season 3.
* [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/07/comic-con-2013-my-little-pony-main-panel.html Information for Season 4 has been released]]. Let's have a look: "Spike has a lot of fun in season 4." Hey, Spike's gonna get more love. Cool. "They think they broke Tabitha with the Rarity lines this season. Andrea says Pinkie Pie's season 4 writing is hilarious, and piles of crazy stuff happens to Fluttershy." Oh, I have a feeling that the humor's gonna be great this season!
** We also get a flashback actually showing Luna becoming Nightmare Moon.
** Also, Amy Keating Rogers is writing a Pinkie Pie MusicalEpisode!
* This years SDCC animatic preview gave us confirmation of the Scootaloo episode we've all wanted to see, where she has to deal with [[spoiler:not being able to fly.]]
** And another scene showed us with Spike in an alternate world--where the Mane 6 are the Power Ponies!
** "There can only be one Princess in Equestria, and that Princess will be '''''ME!!!'''''" Even in the middle of a FaceHeelTurn, Luna still inspires massive applause from the audience.
* It's a testament of how the series' penchant for great music is still going strong with it only taking about 20 seconds for the audience to start clapping in time to the song, "Apples to the Core."
* Season Four will have a Discord song- wait, are you serious? Is this actually happening? That's the coolest thing ever! We've waited for this to happen! [[BigYES YESSSSS!]]
* And an AuthorsSavingThrow with Twilight, getting her first flight lesson in both her Hot Minute and the season 4 premiere.
* So, it looks like [[spoiler:the Elements of Harmony are officially kaput]]. Ah well, looks like they're gonna have to get creative with how they defeat villains from n- wait a minute...is that [[spoiler: a jewelry box from the Tree of Harmony? With six locks? ''And six keys?'' '''''AND THE PRINCESSES HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE?!?!?!?!?''''']] There can only be one logical conclusion: '''SEASON LONG STORY ARC!!!!!!''' '''[[BigYes YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!]]'''
* Rarity fans are quite pleased that the white unicorn will be getting her first [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan centric episode]] since [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetandElite Sweet and Elite]], which, for reference, first aired over ''two years earlier''.[[note]] 763 days earlier, to be exact. Yes, some Rarity fans counted.[[/note]]
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic is finally making a guest star appearance in the episode [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/12/pinkie-pride-episode-synopsis-revealed.html Pinkie's Pride]]! [[note]]We know this because it's the same synopsis mentioned [[http://news.everfree.net/2013/12/new-synopsis-for-episode-11-threes-a-crowd-released-featuring-weird-al-yankovic/ here.]]
* After the gigantic kerfuffle in Season 2 over whether or not her portrayal was offensive, [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan favorite]] pony Derpy Hooves all but vanished from Season 3, and wasn't present anywhere in the opening of season 4 (aside from being in the window of the Friendship Express, a holdover from the previous opening). Then came "Rainbow Falls". Rainbow Dash fakes an injury so she doesn't have to make a FriendOrIdolDecision, and when the rest of her teams visits her in the hospital, they inform her that they found a replacement. [[http://derpibooru.org/527494 Then the camera pans right]], and the fandom utterly lost their collective mind. Before long, Derpy's return had [[http://derpibooru.org/tags/the+grey+one%27s+glorious+return its own tag on the fandom's largest image archive]]. For the icing on the cake, the fandom got a tweet from Hasbro's Vice President of Scripted Entertainment, assuring the fans that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/01/muffins.html the character wasn't going anywhere.]]
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* So season 4 so far is great. But it's too bad we never got to read the princesses' journal or learn much more about the Daring Do books.. Wait wait, what's [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/01/new-mlp-books-on-way-daring-do.html this!]] Three defictionalized Daring DO novels! And the journal! Say it with me now, ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!
* Episode 16: Hot damn, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 the Breezies]] are back!
* Episode 21: Oh. My. God. [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 THE FLIM FLAM BROTHERS]] ARE COMING BACK?!]] PRAISE CELESTIA AND LUNA!!!
* Episode 24: Sweet, an official announcement for the Equestria Games!
* Oh hey, Season 4 finale. [[spoiler:Well, let's see what baddie our heroes are up agains-WHOA! Is that [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials TIREK?]] As in the]] ''[[spoiler:first]]'' [[spoiler:major MLP villain EVER?!]]
** [[spoiler: Confirmed. Way to bring it full circle, Hasbro!]]
* '''[[spoiler:[[EnsembleDarkhorse LUNA]] [[MostWonderfulSound SINGS.]]]]'''
** [[spoiler: The three princesses sing together!]]
* [[spoiler: Twilight taking on Tirek, with the power of all the alicorn princesses.]] Okay, sounds cool on paper, but this is a kid's show, surely it won't be[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X808M8Q_bA ...never mind; it is EXACTLY as awesome as it sounds!]]

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[[folder: Western Animation/My Little Pony Equestria Girls ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''...TheMovie. A 66-minute-long MadeForTVMovie, but a movie nonetheless. [[http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/toy-fair-38/tfw2005-coverage-of-hasbro-new-york-toy-fair-2013-investor-event-176829/ No joke]].
** It's actually getting a summer theatrical release. Granted, as of this writing it's limited, but even so, a theatrical release is nothing to sneeze at.
** Said movie is called "Equestria Girls"... and it's going to involve Twilight going into a human world. '''''[[BigNo NOOOOOOOO!!!]]''''' ... But wait, what's this? A trailer has been released? No more cheap-looking anthro designs like had been advertised for the past few months? The voice actors doing the human-counterpart voices? There's still ponies in the beginning and it's just Twilight going into an alternate world? Daniel Ingram's doing the music? References in the trailer like ''Human!Scootaloo doing the chicken dance?!'' What do you know, bronies... this just ''might'' have some potential.
** Movie's starting okay, Element of Magic, "My Little Ponnyyy".... wait, is that ''moombahcore?!'' Is this a ''remix of the theme tune?!'' ''A PMV-style intro that looks and sounds '''exactly''' like the kind of thing members of the fandom make?!'' '''HASBRO HASN'T FORGOTTEN US!'''
** Looks like there's no {{Stinger}}. Better head out now. Huh? Hey, [[{{Squee}} why are you guys screaming?]] Hey, who's that in the credits--WHAT THE--!? [[spoiler:'''HUMAN DERPY!?''' And she's '''[[AscendedFanon dancing with a muffin?!]]''']]
* For those who liked the first movie, our Equestria Girls are returning for [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks a sequel]] this fall!
** [[spoiler: And Trixie is going to be the Lead of the [[Main/BattleOfTheBands Rival Band]] ]]
** [[spoiler:While reactions have been mixed for Sunset Shimmer in the previous movie, fans concerned about whether her redemption stuck are glad that the team will get another shot at her in ''Rainbow Rocks''. On a lesser note, Flash Sentry will also get another chance in ''Rainbow Rocks''.]]

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[[folder: Comic Book/My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic IDW ]]

* Bronies can now rejoice due to the announcement of a real [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comic book tie-in series]] for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' from IDW (who do a lot of Hasbro's other franchises like Franchise/{{Transformers}} and Franchise/GIJoe) done by Katie Cook and Andy Price, as opposed to the [[SoBadItsGood stock-art, badly written]] comics found in girls magazines in [[NoExportForYou foreign countries]].
** And the first arc? An adventure story with the return of '''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Queen Chrysalis]]'''. ''This comic's going to be perfect...''
*** The first StoryArc was great, so how do you follow it up? Oh by somehow bringing back '''Nightmare Moon'''!
*** And the ''third'' StoryArc is going to focus on [[TheOneGuy Big McIntosh]]? Eeyup!
*** And Arc #4: [[OfficialCouple Cadence & Shining Armor]] origin story!
*** And Issue #13 is gonna be [[{{Pirate}} Pirate themed]]!
** Ho-hum, the covers will just be dull- [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440691439324264&set=pb.279054082154668.-2207520000.1353382721&type=3&theater What's this!?]] A [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Whooves themed-cover?]] And he's wearing the Fourth Doctor's scarf? And a Weeping Angel-Pony in the background? So much win!!!
** Oh, it gets better, [[spoiler: there will be a comic which has a big role for Discord]]!
*** Not just [[spoiler: Discord. It's also going to have him star with the CMC!]]