Apr 11, 2015

Obsession Is Magic indefinite hiatus

It's not colored and it's just a sketch, but I wanted to do something.  Nocturna and Maneia as humans.

Way back on June 20, 2011 Obsession Is Magic was birthed into the world. There's been amazing highs and horrible lows but overall due to the friends I've made, the fun I've had, and all the memories I'll never forget, creating this site was one of the best decisions I've ever made. We're almost four years old know and that's pretty awesome.

But over the last, I'd say year, it's been a slow but steady decline. I'm sure you've noticed the lack of and sporadic schedule of posts. Well that's due to both it being physically hard to find time to post things, finding things worth posting (I've always said I didn't want to fill this site with garbage no one cares about "how many time has the MLP team farted this week? Click the link to find out!"), and me just losing the zest for posting that I once did. I had been planning to have a revival with the start of the new season of MLP, but upon watching the premier I was filled not with pep and vigor, nor anger or hate, but instead just a neutral, "well that was pretty good I guess." I enjoyed watching pony, but I had nothing to say about it... and that does not an entertaining video make. And then the whole, spend two days slaving to make a video, only for nobody to really care... I just couldn't get excited like I used to.

Which leads us to hear, I never thought I'd get to this point, but I think we can agree, it's been a long time coming. As of now, Obsession Is Magic is going into indefinite hiatus. Due to the above reasons, and also just life stuff needs doing, I can no longer reasonable pretend we're and active site. But I did say indefinite, so there's always a possibility of a return in the future.

Will I still be doing anything? Well I'm not doing videos on a regular basis any more, but if I get the urge I may. As in if an episode just really grinds my gears or if I just want to sit down and do another Wordsmithing or something like that, I may still do that. I won't be posting them here though, only uploading to the channel. Youtube - Obsession Is Magic So if you're interested in that be sure to subscribe so that way if I do you'll be in the know.

Also if you care about Maneia and Nocturna and all my other OCs, the keep an eye on my Deviantart. Now that I don't have to tie in everything to "well gotta make sure it works as a banner" I'm thinking about doing some more art and writing, continuing their adventures. But like always, only when my whims dictate it so don't expect a tidal wave of content.

I always said we'd outlast Equestria Daily, just by sure tenacity, but in my old age, I've come to terms with EQD... they're still horrible people that stomp on everything they supposedly embody, but whatever, Obsession Is Magic did what it promised a small town alternative to big business pony sites with actual heart and friendship... and a little bit of perversion. I think that in the end, we spiritually won. Yep, that's what I'm going with.

Thank you, and I seriously mean that. Thank you, Eternocte, Galvin, Pixelkitties, Chameleon, Drom, GoldenSandslash, and everyone who visited this site, and the channel and my deviant art, everyone who encouraged and shared the magic of friendship with me. These four years have been awesome, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I love you guys, and I've loved every second of this pony filled obsessive ride.

I'm the Lord of Dust, but you can call me Dusty, and I'll see.. you.. next time!

Apr 4, 2015

My Little Pony Season 5 Episode 1 and 2 Cutie Markless

I'm in a state where I thought I was ready but I'm not ready.  It's actually happening and I don't think I can handle it.  Will update with embeds when they become available.

Equestria Girls Lost Songs


So there' several new songs, complete with animation for Equestria Girls.  I go away for a bit and stuff like this drops... ugh.


Fluttershy needs to have a ponytail ALL THE TIME!


And finally some Sunset Shimmer.


Mar 14, 2015

Season 5 Episode 3 and 4 synopsis

Season 5 Episode 3 - Castle Sweet Castle - "The ponies try to make Princess Twilight's castle feel more like home after finding out she's been avoiding it."
Funny I've also been trying to avoid it.

Season 5 Episode 4 - Bloom and Gloom - "Apple Bloom has high anxiety over getting her Cutie Mark and it begins to turn her life into a nightmare."
Does this mean she is anxious to get her cutie mark or she gets her mark and then that makes her anxious?

I feel this is also a good time to remind everyone that season 5 premiers on April 4, which from the time of this post is 3 weeks. Our long suffering is almost over, new eipsodes will finally return... and I'll have no excuse to not do videos any more.... God knows if I even remember how... we'll have to wait and see.  Get hype either way for more high octane equestrian action!

Top Ten Pony Videos and Songs of February 2015


Ugh, need to seriously get back into the swing of posting stuff.  Above is top videos below is songs and after the break is a handy dandy list of links to everything.



Mar 3, 2015

A dancing tug of war with Jean- Claude Van Damme in the shower


I always thought adding a human to the mix would ruin MLP, but now I want celebrities making live action appearances just like this so bad it hurts... is it too late to modify season 5 into basically just being this but with a different celebrity every week.



Luna singing in the shower while dancing sexily... kind of ruined by having a male voice, but le'ts just roll with it.


Rounding things off, we have a short Fluffle Puff.  "Yeahhh!"

Season 5 premier synopsis


Or at least it's a scant barely anything synopsis.  But hey, Babs Seed is back... that's basically all the news there is.  Also seeing as how they're calling this Cutie Mark Quests, the cmc could quite possibly be getting their cutie marks, which would make sense to have Babs Seed there to go ahead and get her's while everyone else is.

"In Equestria, being true to yourself is the key to earning your cutie mark. But staying true to yourself is just as important! Join Twilight Sparkle, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash — as well as everyone's favorite Cutie Mark Crusaders, Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom and Babs Seed — as they journey to find their own Cutie Marks, take on the spirit of chaos and disharmony and visit a village where… everypony has given up their Cutie Marks?! It's all here in Cutie Mark Quests!"  The actual premier episodes are names Cutie Markless parts 1 and 2.

Feb 25, 2015

McDonalds Equestria Girls Toys

McDonalds is apparantly gearing up to do Equestria Girls toys.... and they don't look super good.  But they're better than the actual Equestria Girls toys, so yay I suppose.

Feb 14, 2015

MLP merch lots of toys and merch

She actually has her hat... it only took years and years but it finally happened.  I think I'm getting teary eyed.

So when I had my back turned there was more than a bit of toy news dropped, since there's a bunch I'm going to put it all after the break, and I'm only posting the better/ interesting stuff aka things that you might think are worth buying and not straight up junk or stuff that's so junk you just need to see it.


Equetria Girls 3: Hunger... I mean Friendship Games

So this fall we're getting another Equestria Girls which is great because I love Equestria Girls.  What's weird is that it's all about Archery.  When I though "what could they do for the next Equestria Girls movie" I didn't imagein bows and arrows... but that's cool, MLP has been lacking in the weapon department.  Also are those the new villains (the three girls on the right) the Shadow Bolts? the lead one looks like she has cat ears and that do me so right.

And then there's this.
Twilight has transcended yet again.  Not really feeling the wings or mask, but that hair, that hair... I'mma go masturbate now, please excuse me.


Evening Animation


It's the ol Spike wants to bone down on Rarity story, but the art style if fairly cool and unique in this, so it's worth checking out.

My Little Pony Season 5 Two Trailers


An honest to goodness new trailer, with lots of footage and plot points and everything.


And here's another one with a little more footage.