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Runoff vote: What game should I stream after Overlord 1? 

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4 deviants said Darksiders 2
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3 deviants said Ori and the Blind Forest
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2 deviants said Overlord 2
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1 deviant said Styx: Master of Shadows
Pretty much the subject.

To be more clear, on May 19th we received an official C&D thingy from Hasbro's legal counsel, that third-party crew that sends those out. It stated that CinemaQuestria, that silly place I'm working for, is now forbidden to stream any official FiM or EqG stuff.

There isn't really much more of substance to say.

I ain't devastated or anything. We always knew livestreams were an underground thing. CQ was and is a pony website for pony fans, so this really takes a bite out of our repertoire, so that sucks. We don't stop existing or anything - we'll still show fan pony things if we retain permission, and we will still show non-Hasbro things in general. Our other events, such as BwB and movie nights, stay on.

It's sad and annoying, sure. Our team put a hay of a lot of effort into it, and now much of it has to be scrapped, and our big crowd-favourite is gone for good. As a brony fan site whose staff genuinely loves the show, it's a painful blow. But we aren't dropping it all. Not yet, anyway.

What makes me wonder is - why now? Streams have been a big fandom feature for years, and ours is not even the biggest or the oldest or the most famous. It could be the branding effort - the logo, the buildup of the site itself. It makes me speculate as to the reason for this - is Hasbro planning to launch an official pony streaming service? (That'd be a solution most everyone would be happy with, including us at CQ.) Or is it just us because we, unfortunately, got our logo all over the pony net segment when someone uploded a recording of our episode-showing? That's a question that we'll probably not going to get an answer for in the short term, and ever if it's the latter. And I certainly wish the legal team isn't planning to remove Internet pony streaming entirely, as it would be a real kick in the 'nads for all the non-US bronies and all those who don't get DFN in general. There's always Youtube and some other places, sure, but it's still not the same as watching live together with likeminded bronies.

In any case, it hit us entirely from the left field and we can do jack shit about it, so there you have it, right as we did. CQ now cannot show official pony.


P.S.: To all of the above, I have to add - do not go raging at Hasbro the company over this. If you want to blame anyone, blame the back-asswards copyright laws the US has. Hurling abuse at Hasbro would help no-one and merely contribute to the overall shit levels that are already too high for comfort. Remember, Hasbro still brings us our ponies - they foot its bills and pay for new seasons and EqG and more. No Hasbro, no pony, simple as that. Places like ours are essentially the casualties inevitably resulting from insufficiently modernized and horribly thought-out laws forcing people to do the whole C&D thing, and from the lack of supply to cover for the people's demand for pony.

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There are some who call me TIM
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G'day, mares and gentlecolts! I'm just one of the bronies who likes the show, the community and the great things we produce. I particularly like to give feedback and appreciation to artists of the community. I believe that whether you're a maker of pictures, custom figures and other things, music, animation, fiction or whatever else you can think of that doesn't fall into these categories and is related to pony (including good cheer, by simply being a good person), you are contributing to the life of bronydom as a whole, and it is my view that for such things, you should be rewarded with appreciation.

Cherishing our community's creative members is part of being a brony for me. It's something like my creed, and I hope that others will do likewise and give bronydom's active members at least a little bit of helpful feedback and thanks. If you like something, I encourage you to at the very least note what you like about it and relay it to the artist. I know firsthoof how uplifting and helpful it can be.

As part of that, I like to try and contribute to the community through pony-related and art-related word things. You may have seen my (admittedly amateurish) interviews of pony artists appearing on Equestria Daily, or you may have seen me participating in the rather uniquely open, fair discussion-focused and audience-involving podcast of Babble with Bronies (hosted on cinemaquestria.com). If you haven't, I strongly encourage you to go out and find them, as they and the people involved in them are both worth your attention.

I'm also trying (and failing) to make things myself. The example of other brony creators is just too inspiring. My artistic skills are not really beyond the doodle-on-scraps-of-paper level, but I want to make things - pony things - nonetheless. Currently it's visual art that is my focus, both in hunting and in producing, and I hope to become better in time, if only to look credible when giving feedback.

Everypony is best pony, but all glory to Twilight Sparkle.

Secondary account serving as a watchlist extension: TwilightIsFriendship. I don't do anything there but that, though, so if you want me for one reason or another, look for me on this one.
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Stasy-MacAlister Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thanks for the llama :3
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DarkKodKod Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!!
llama back :dummy:
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Rosedge Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey nice art! Keep up the great work :D 
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MidnightSprint Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Thanks so kindly for the birthday wishes! :iconpinkiepartyplz:
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LianZapa Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Artist
thanks for the llama! :D
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Out-Buck-Pony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
cheers foe the llama mate
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Athletic-Dashie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I think I got the Mane Six Behind me
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Run for your life towards them.
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Athletic-Dashie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
*I ran towards the Mane Six*
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