Holy shit, when was the last time we had a "tidbits"? I can't even remember! That's how long this fucking hiatus has been going on. Anyway, for those who don't remember, TidBits is where we've had a whole bunch of little bits of news, none of which interesting or important enough to constitute a standalone post, so we just bunch them all together. For this, our first Tidbits of the year, we have a bunch of news.
Legends of Equestria's open weekend announced, Ponycon's CCG Flash Sale, /mlp/ getting involved with charities, /mlp/ getting involved with the cops, and also gay pride.
"Episodes is a brand new series of trading cards featuring Episode cards for each of the 91 episodes of Friendship is Magic. There are new Character cards, Song/sweepstakes cards, tattoos, stickers, and standees, plus you'll find a foil card in every pack... unless you're lucky enough to find a lenticular card instead!
Our friends from Packbreakers will be at Ponycon with MLP Series 3 available, but that's not all. They'll also have the new Pinkie and Maud tin, containing card packs, a poster, and exclusive foil cards for Series 3 AND MLP: CCG!
Speaking of Ponycon and Pinkie Pie tins, the next 100 3-day pass purchasers at www.Ponycon.nyc will receive a free Pinkie and Maud tin to be picked up at the convention. Plus, the voice actresses for Pinkie and Maud--Andrea Libman and Ingrid Nilson--will BOTH be at Ponycon to get your tin signed!
MLP: CCG gaming will also be in full swing at Ponycon 2015, including game demos that come with a free booster pack just for trying out the game. If you haven't seen The Crystal Games in action yet then this is a great opportunity to check it out!"
Kay, now that that's out of the way, /mlp/ has chosen their charity for this year, continuing their annual tradition of choosing a cause to support. In 2013, they collected hundreds of pounds of food, and provided over 9000 meals for a foodbank in North Texas, following "the spaghetti incident". In 2014, they raised over $4400 for services for Rape and Abuse victims. This year, /mlp/ decided to help horses.
Lifesavers Horse Rescue of California was chosen to be this year's beneficiary, for both online donations, as well as the proceeds of the Tracy Cage Charity Merch Table at BABScon.
Nor/mlp/eople are urged to donate whatever they can to help the pretty ponies, be it money to the organization, artwork or merch to the charity table, or to volunteer at the sanctuary if possible.
On the other side of the law, a Nor/mlp/erson had a run in with a police officer...who also turned out to be a nor/mlp/erson. Check it out above.
Remember Legends of Equestria? The MMO that appears and disappears every few months, where gameplay has largely consisted of going ass-to-mouth with other players, and figuring out how to get your pegasus to fly to strange locations? Well guess what? It's coming back!
We received an anonymous email informing us "Legends of Equestria (www.legendsofequestria.com) is having a Winter Open Server Test on January 24th-26th. That's next Friday till Sunday."
The latest build of the game will be at http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads on the 22nd.
So clear off your schedules, because you're not going to want to miss a second of this action
That's the stuff.
Finally, are you gay? Have you told your parents you're gay?
This is evidently the schoolyard logic of Hot Topic, who have decided to place a Rainbow Dash mug, as the 8th listing for Gay Pride on their site.
This would be less interesting if not for the fact that Hot Topic itself sponsored and created the Rainbow Dash "My Hot Minute" video in 2012.
Nice to know which team Dash is playing for in the eyes of her corporate backers.