“Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria, there were two regal sisters who ruled together and created harmony for all the land.
To do this, the eldest used her unicorn powers to raise the sun at dawn. The younger brought out the moon to begin the night. Thus, the two sisters maintained balance for their kingdom and their subjects: all the different types of ponies.
But as time went on, the younger sister became resentful. The ponies relished and played in the day her elder sister brought forth, but shunned and slept through her beautiful night. One fateful day, the younger unicorn refused to lower the moon to make way for the dawn. The elder sister tried to reason with her, but the bitterness in the young one's heart had transformed her into a wicked mare of darkness: Nightmare Moon. She vowed that she would shroud the land in eternal night.
Reluctantly, the elder sister harnessed the most powerful magic known to ponydom: The Elements of Harmony. Using the magic of The Elements of Harmony, she defeated her younger sister and banished her permanently in the moon.
The elder sister took on responsibility for both sun and moon, and harmony has been maintained in Equestria for generations since.” - from Ancient Myths and Tales of Equestria, p.16-21
"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" (MLP:FiM) is the latest animated show based on the "My Little Pony" (MLP) franchise created by toy maker Hasbro. It tells us about the lives and adventures of six pony friends from Ponyville, a small town in the magical land of Equestria.
The show premiered in October 2010, and was initially developed for television by Lauren Faust, creator of "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends", animator for "The Iron Giant", writer for "Powerpuff Girls", and wife of PPG's creator Craig McCracken.
At the time of this writing, the show comprises a total of 91 episodes. Season 4 has just ended, and Season 5 will begin airing sometime in 2015.
Equestria Girls is a spin-off of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, mostly taking place in a more human world. It began with a movie of the same name, which debuted in theaters on June 16th, 2013 with a limited release, and later released on DVD/Blu-ray. Twilight Sparkle ventures in the human world after a former student of Princess Celestia, Sunset Shimmer, steals Twilight's crown and vanishes through a mirror. Twilight now has three days to get the crown back while making new friends who seem a bit familiar. A sequel, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks was announced and released in theaters on September 27th, 2014
PonyGAF is a group of bronies here on NeoGAF, where we discuss episodes, best ponies, share art, or in case of the IRC chatroom, talk about whatever. We're all friendly here, and welcome any newcomers to the herd.
The Community Thread
This thread is basically to show off fanworks such as art, fanfics, music, and videos. Please note: no spoilers are allowed in here until after we have at synchronized watch at 5:00 PM EST. If you want to discuss upcoming episodes, please do it in the Off-Topic thread (linked below).
- Off-Topic thread, where we discuss upcoming episodes. Spoilers are allowed, but use discretion when revealing major spoilers, and use spoiler tags where applicable.
- Previous Community thread
- My Little Pony: FiM avatars, made during Season 1.
- The PonyGAF IRC channel (#ponyGAF at irc.globalgamers.net:6667). Like this thread, spoilers are not allowed until after our synchronized watch. If you want to discuss spoilers, take it to #ponyspoilers.
- The PonyGAF Steam group
- The PonyGAF DeviantArt group, a hub for this subcommunity's dA creations.
- PonyGAF Gaming IDs list, including PSN, Xbox Live, 3DS Friend Codes, aliases on other sites, and favorite pony.
P.S.: Luna is best pony.