Manly Challenge: Animal Friends, Inc.

This week’s challenge, from Pixelkitties to you, is to support Animal Friends, Inc. So let it be written. So let it be done!

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The very concept of “unwanted pets” is foreign to so many of us. But the sad fact is that there are more pet animals in need of homes than there are homes to take them in. Every day, thousands of times, there is a sad ending to a potential pet’s story.

Animal Friends isn’t having any of that. They attack the problem from many angles: promoting spay and neuter programs, operating no-kill shelters, matching pets in need of homes with people to take them in, and acting as protectors when disasters or cruelty strikes. Their mission began during World War II, caring for pets while their soldier-owners were overseas, and they’ve been at it ever since.

None of this comes freely, however. That’s where we step in. your donations, matched one-for-five up to a hundred dollars in matching funds by Caerdwyn, will go to support the fight. With charities like this, the connection between donation and life for an animal in need is very real, very immediate.

You know the next step. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the manly thing to do.


On Monday, November 16 at the usual 5pm Pacific, Stay Brony My Friends welcomes Pixelkitties!



Pixelkitties is known to most folks as the artist who does show-accurate autograph cards. If you’ve been to a convention and gotten an autograph from one of the fine folks who make That Show, it’s been on artwork done by Pixelkitties. She’s that good! She is also responsible for a metric buckton of the tropes that have defined our fandom… a pony Illuminati. But she also has done webcomics, and… well, you’re just going to have to wait to ask about her history as a professional brewer from a family of bootleggers. Let’s just say that the beer labels are interesting…

Be there, at Canterlot Hill!

Manly Challenge: KidPower

This week’s Manly Challenge, brought to you by Peter New, is to support KidPower. Yes. Yes we will.

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Online and classroom bullying has become a major problem. It’s not “boys will be boys” any more, and the goals of the bullies are no longer limited to pushing someone into a locker or taking their lunch money. This has become a deadly problem, even in fandoms dedicated to positive shows. Governments are not taking this seriously, schools are not taking this seriously, so it’s up to us to take up the slack.

KidPower is an international organization dedicated to solving the problem of bullying. By seeking prevention wherever possible and prosecution when not, by educating parents and police and lawmakers that this isn’t a minor problem that can be swept under the rug, KidPower seeks and end to the hate. Your donations, matched one-for-five by Caerdwyn up to 100 in matching funds, go directly to fighting the good fight.

And we stand beside them.

I do declare, allons-y, eeyup!

On Monday November 2, at 5:00pm Pacific, we welcome back Peter New to Stay Brony My Friends. It’s just not the holidays without him!


Which of these is actually Peter New? We’ve lost track…

Peter has shown himself to be one of the most wide-ranging talents in That Pony Show. Far more than just a “Nope” or a “Eeyup!”, he has given us Doctor Whooves, Orchard Blossom, Golden Delicious, Pa Pi… and that’s just in the pony crowd. He’s also Sunil from “The Littlest Pet Shop”, and has been in a ton of movies and TV shows besides.

He’s your basic Swiss Army Actor. Eeyup.

And he’s here!

Manly Challenge: Georgia SPCA

This week’s Manly Challenge is to support the Georgia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Yes, yes, very yes!

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There is little in the world worse than a betrayal of trust. When humanity turns its back on animals that we have assumed responsibility for, or chooses to deliberately inflict pain just for the sake of doing so, this is betrayal in its worst form.And need we even discuss the barbaric practice of dogfighting and cockfighting?

Your donations (matched 1-for-5 up to one hundred dollars by Caerdwyn) will help the Georgia SPCA in its mission. Care and protection. That’s what it’s all about. And it doesn’t get manlier than that.

Senpai KP!

Oh boy. This one is gonna be nuts.

On Monday 19 October, at the usual 5:00pm, Stay Brony My Friends welcomes ILoveKimPossibleALot. You must be there. You MUSSSST.

Don't be fooled by the sweetness and light. She's DANGEROUS.

Don’t be fooled by the sweetness and light. She’s DANGEROUS.

KP, as she prefers to be called, is one of the greats of the MLP analysis community, having mastered the all-too-rare arts of presenting an opinion without inciting huge flamewars. She also brings a certain… energy… which if bottled could solve the world’s problems.

Or, at least, the lack of universal adoration of Senpai DeLancie.


Manly Challenge: The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children

This week’s Manly Challenge, courtesy of Rena Awake, is to support the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. We are all about that!

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Being homeless is pure misery for anyone, but there are particular dangers and challenges for homeless single women and their children. The Atlanta Day Shelter offers the kinds of help that can end homelessness, including medical help, job training, good meals, and helping to navigate the bureaucratic mazes that surround governmental programs.

This is critical work that is being done. Your donations, matched with the usual one-for-five (up to a hundred in matching funds) by Caerdwyn, will make a life-changing difference. So let’s get on it!

So right. So manly. So good.


On Monday 5 October, at our usual 5pm Pacific on Canterlot Hill, we are crazy-excited to welcome Rena Anakwe to Stay Brony My Friends. This is the good stuff!

Hardest-work pony, hardest-working actress

Hardest-working pony, hardest-working actress… wait, swap that…

Rena Anakwe is the voice of our favorite pony diva, Sapphire Shores. But she is so much more! Also known as DJ Lady Lane, she is a highly skilled musician, actress, dancer and… get this… a Golden Gloves boxing champion. Rena truly is our renaissance pony!

We also are welcoming the planners for Pacific Pony Con, which will be held January 8-10 in San Diego. A perfect cure for winter!

Be there. Oh yes, do be there.

Manly Challenge: The Red Cross (Chilean earthquake)

This week’s Manly Challenge, from the SFM Bronies, is to support disaster relief efforts for the earthquakes in Chile. Consider it done!

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Chile has been hit by a series of powerful earthquakes this year, with a mangitude 8.4 quake happening just a few days ago. Fortunately, this time loss of life was very light in spite of the tsunami that was triggered, but the damage to homes and businesses was heavy. There are thousands of people who need a helping hand.

The American Red Cross is responding, and that means that we are responding! Join us in helping the victims of the Chilean earthquakes, and show that there is something more powerful than the earth moving! Your donations, matched 1-for-5 up to 100 in matching funds by Caerdwyn, will accomplish some real good.

It’s right. It’s manly.

IN 3D!

On Monday, 21 September at the usual 5pm Pacific, at the usual place on Canterlot Hill, we welcome Adam The Amazing, BeardedDoomGuy and DatBronyStan to Stay Brony My Friends. IN <font color=red>3<font color=blue>D</font color>!


Not grim at all!

This band of bronies is responsible for many of the 3D Source Filmmaker (SFM) animations which have been so popular. Join us and learn their animating secrets, and see not one, but two world premiere videos!

Ponies. They’re not just flat any more.