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Take any element (song, quote, idea, character, event, ANYTHING) from Episode 6 of Season 3 and write a song about it.

If for you can't think of anything from the episode to write about, here's a few possibilities:
Rainbow Dash's caring side!
Headless Horse!
that other pony with the rusty horseshoe (did she even have a name?)


  • allotted time: ONE WEEK
  • what to submit: ONE (original, remix, or whatever) tune, in response to the theme.
  • Songs cannot be longer than 8 minutes. (Anything longer will be skipped and/or deleted.)
  • Get your entry in by Saturday 12/15/2012 9:00pm EST (see the "Deadline" countdown for a better idea of when this is.)
  • head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen once the deadline reaches zero!

Start: 12/8/2012 7:23pm|Deadline: 12/15/2012 9:00pm|Voting ends: 12/22/2012 5:00pm

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Dreamwalker F3nning 12/14/2012 11:12:29pm No.14 - Score: 7
So, as the name implies, this song is sort of soundtrack to the dream sequences in "Sleepless in Ponyville." It's an attempt to convey the surreal and floaty, but very real presence and effect of the dreams that Scootaloo is having, as it builds from a slow and stark, dissonant start to a cacophony of synth-induced mind trips, fueled by the repetitive dance of the many over-filtered synth stabs and bass hits that make up the chorus, finally calming into a fading memory of forgotten sounds and reverbed synths, resolved entirely by bare crackling and white noise, accompanied by a strange retelling of the line that resolves Scootaloo's problem in the episode itself:

"Everypony has fears, Scootaloo. Everypony must face them in their own way. But they must be faced, or the nightmares will continue."

In non-pretentious speak, itz liek dat wun tiem wen da Skootalu waz dreemin an she wuz skared beecuz uf da dreem.

Through the Night (feat. Peak Freak) Doofcake 12/15/2012 11:29:03am
No.16 - Score: 5
Peeeeeeeeak Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaak <3

Best Hoof Forward AdamTh3Walker 12/15/2012 8:46:23pm
No.29 - Score: 5
I tried too hard again (I couldn't help myself)

Herringbone shadows that flit through the hollow
You are but bones and hopes and living for tomorrow.
Do you really have what it takes to stick this
Landing is the hardest part of learning to fly
Don’t give up

Given hope, these useless wings
There’s nothing worse than knowing you can’t change a thing
The ones who fail are the ones who are afraid
Don’t let it get you down,
Only if you trust in yourself
You have to put your best hoof forward
Trust in yourself
And your fears melt away
Trust in yourself
You have to put your best hoof forward
Trust in yourself
Your wings will find a way

Rainbow isn’t gonna learn to live with the
real you you keep deep inside
If you hide

On your own, at reckless speed
Are you lost? Why run from the things you need?

The ones who get scared are the ones who don’t succeed
Don’t let it get you down

Sister; or, Why Am I Always Tardy for Toastbeards (WIP) Cherax Destructor 12/15/2012 7:43:11pm No.26 - Score: 4
WOW LOOK AT THAT yet again cherax hands in a WIP and he's all like "oh i'm going to add vocals to this but" i decided to add vocals to it yesterday and then spent the whole day out so i didn't really have time to sing except this morning i just recorded a little bit of singing for the ending and oh jesus my window was open the whole time i've just realised aw dang haha anyway i'm running late to a brony meet-up we're gonna watch mlp in a rented-out movie theatre it's gonna be cash so i won't see you at the sync have fun without me constructive criticism on this song please oh and the title is tentative also this song is about scoots plummeting to her death it's very sad


The Dreamwalker (WIP) SilverPoyozo 12/15/2012 9:03:17pm No.31 - Score: 4
Yet another work in progress...hope y'all like it :/

Luna Watches Ur Dreams mycutiemarkisagun 12/15/2012 9:19:01pm
No.33 - Score: 4


Night Watch HMage 12/15/2012 5:49:13pm No.21 - Score: 3
How does it feel being able to see so many dreams at once?

How do you choose which to watch more closely?

How do you protect so many ponies' dreams at once?

There must be a way to explore the slumbering subconsciousness of whole world.

You explore the dreamscapes, you don't just see the dreams, you know exactly what's going on and what the dreamer feels.

All of them. At the same time.

Nightmares (WIP) Seventh Element 12/15/2012 6:45:51pm No.22 - Score: 3
I am sorry I keep having to submit WIPs. I've been busy with school and shit. Hopefully this doesn't sound too much like Smog. This definitely needs a ton more work on the atmosphere on the whole thing. Hope you like it anyways.

Guardian of Dreams Restrained Madness 12/12/2012 3:09:42pm No.2 - Score: 2
Was gonna do the rusty horseshoe one, but Luna. Also, this is my first Toastbeard entry. Am I doing this right? Oh well. Have some hard-rock-ish stuff.

Headless Chicken Lying Pink 12/14/2012 8:57:40pm No.10 - Score: 2
D'you get it? Headless because of the Headless Horse and chicken because Scootaloo, and then Headless Chicken because panic and hijinks!
So I made something that would've been good incidental music for the show, had Scoots' run-ins with the HORRORS OF HER SUBCONSCIOUS been a cause for tomfoolery and montages rather than abject terror. Think Scooby Doo. Zoiks!

(Question: should I do an extended version of this, with more developments, and possibly an actual honest-to-god real-life saxophone playing some of the parts?)

Luna The Shemale (original mix) Skrullz 12/15/2012 5:14:10pm No.20 - Score: 2

Sweet Nightmare Applejinx !tDashiepow 12/15/2012 6:48:57pm No.23 - Score: 2
Prepubescent ponies don't LIKE having Princess Luna sneaking into their dreams...

Real Fears Carbon Dust 12/14/2012 6:27:20pm No.6 - Score: 1
I tried to make this relaxing, it almost is but not really.

Nightmares Ducks Unlimited 12/14/2012 6:31:55pm No.7 - Score: 1
Didn't refine this at all. Had a whole big idea, but the place I normally get my samples from didn't finish with the ep yet, so that knocked it out of place. Then I was just too tired to do anything special, so, here, have some pad about dreams.

(Out of key pad = chaotic slowness= scary nothingness = nightmares, so it works)

ScootaLewis 12/15/2012 1:34:56pm No.17 - Score: 1
My apologies to Kingsley Evergreen for promising to collab and then disappearing. Skype was being a dick and my connection didn't help.

Anyways, this is a little ditty I got the beginnings of last night. I started singing to myself while out getting dinner and ended up pretty quickly with the chorus, at the start and end of the song. I recorded it, and left it alone till today.

I just wrote a couple verses about no-one in particular, but on the theme of dreams.

It's about someone who doesn't want to deal with the cruelty of life any more, and wants to just sleep forever and dream of a better world.


Ducks Unlimited: "byootiful"

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