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Take any element (song, quote, idea, character, event, ANYTHING) from Episode 7 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:
the life and trials of being in Wonderbolt Academy
lightning dust in general. (just sayin, but...this.)
hearth's warming (maybe that's its own compo ? ?? ?)


  • 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 12/22/2012 6:00pm 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: 12/15/2012 10:17pm|Deadline: 12/22/2012 6:00pm|Voting ends: 12/29/2012 8:00pm

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Soar nOk 12/16/2012 10:37:36pm No.1
slapped this together in a couple hours. enjoy :3

when the shadow is lit bartekko 12/17/2012 6:29:41pm
i have seriously no idea. made in a few hours fuk law

Lightning Dust (Reckless and Fast) AJHunter 12/19/2012 5:49:46pm No.3
Aaaaahhhhhh this is not good. Official excuse: It's inspired by LD's recklessness.

Allies With Lightning Tuner Symphon 12/19/2012 7:40:33pm No.5
Incoming description.

Alright, got this done with. I decided to go more for the progression of the mood of the episode instead of a specific theme or character. It starts off with Dash and the other waiting for the letter, and in the same area, Dash's travel and welcoming to the academy. It's light-hearted, soft, and generally airy with just a hint of punch. The next movement is her beginning training, specifically with Lightning Dust. It picks up quite a bit of speed, lots of movement and different things going on, and drums to demonstrate both Dash's and Dust's hard-hitting attitudes. The next section is when the tornado starts stirring about, nearly killing Dash's friends and where Dash decides she might just quit the team. It's a darker part of the episode, and in a way, kind of intense. Finally, it ends with Dash being accepted back into the Academy, the training continuing, and everything in general turning out alright.

Please interpret any part as you wish, though. These were merely my initial intentions.

Streaks in the Sky Gray Ham 12/19/2012 11:43:28pm No.6
take the second 's' out of the name and you have...

I seem to think that my music wants to be played loudly. idk, doesn't sound as good when it's soft.

Rainbow Dash Puts Ranch Dressing On A Pizza Applejinx !tDashiepow 12/20/2012 8:33:51pm No.8

Caelum Paradisus Gottvich 12/21/2012 12:21:17am No.9
It's about time I made trance, as it was the first genre I really liked.

ducks mycutiemarkisagun 12/21/2012 1:06:56pm
remember that one song Ducks did for whatever?

yea me neither :\

originally ya'll was gon get a xmas edition of swagcompo but that ain't fuckin happenin sooooooo........

Flying While Dizzy Carbon Dust 12/22/2012 10:54:49am No.11
I found some guitar I recorded ages ago, completely changed the genre and yeah. These chords are really generic. Also I didn't use very many vocal samples from the epsipode, so this is practically pino.

Not Like The Rest ScootaLewis 12/22/2012 2:51:08pm No.12
Just imagine it's an epic rock song.

Ambition Restrained Madness 12/22/2012 3:06:03pm No.13
Argh! Can't this to sound right! D: Oh well. WIP submission it is, then; HAVE AT THEE!

I made this in Reaper FESTKAKA 12/22/2012 4:00:01pm No.14
How does it even work lol?

Assertive Spitfire wip Lyrony 12/22/2012 4:45:07pm No.15
Ok so I didn't get this finished in time, just use your imagination and pretend it's like a minute or so longer.

Into the Sky(ft. ScootaLewis) WIP NOT EVEN DONE OKAY Seventh Element 12/22/2012 5:31:09pm No.16

Also there is a lack of female vocals, which would come in about where the song ends.

Wonderbytes Academy Boss Battle Beetie 12/22/2012 5:40:54pm No.17
Are you a fast enough pegasus to race Lightning Dust?

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