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This week's theme is: the future of Equestria (or canterlot or ponyville or whichever location).

Is ponyville now the futuristic jetsons-esque utopia, or has celestia created a terrifying dystopia with her iron hoof?

...or is the future simply "ponies with jetpacks"?

ALTERNATE THEME: make a song in response to any element from season 2 episode 13 (in the place of ERS13)

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You have ONE WEEK to create UP TO 2 songs (original, remix, or whatever) in response to the theme.
Get your entries in by SATURDAY 1/21/2012 10:00pm EST, then head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen!
Start: 1/14/2012 7:43pm|Deadline: 1/21/2012 10:00pm|Voting ends: 1/28/2012 9:00pm


Additional Materials: a midi of pinkie's pig song, courtesy of zorg


click here to view the votes
click here to view the entries in order of submission (for reading along with the sync-listen chatlog)
click here to view the chat log for this round's sync


One Last Letter (Feat. Bronyfied) Aviators and Bronyfied 1/21/2012 1:43:25pm No.23 - Score: 14
This song takes place in an alternate future of Equestria, where Discord was never defeated, and has ruled the nation for some time. The song is sung from Twilight Sparkle's perspective as one final cry for help to the Princess, hoping that she can stop Discord from killing off every last one of the ponies...

Lyrics:
Dear princess, I should have seen the signs
Chaos has risen again after all this time
Somehow I have to escape from
This nightmare of a world ours has become
What happened to the nation we all knew
We're crushed under Discord's rule
Where has harmony gone?
Feels like Equestria has been gone for so long


One last thing
That I've got to say
One more report
Before it's too late
I'm begging you to stop this chaos today
One last thing
That I have to prove
One final goodbye
Before we meet our doom
Something happened to the peace that I knew
This is my one last letter to you

I've tried to stop this on my own
But my friends have turned against me, I'm alone
So many people running and screaming
I'm crying out, can you hear me?
I refuse to believe that magic is dead
There has to be more than the conflict in my head
Dear princess, help me find a way
To defeat the chaos rising today


Isn't there something you can do
To save the world that we once knew
Dear princess, the lesson I learned today
Is that sometimes everything just fades away...


Beyond Her Garden (ArtAttack Remix) ArtAttack 1/21/2012 4:09:17pm No.25 - Score: 7
Because in the future, this is the only song anyone's allowed to remix.


Canterlot 3000 Aviators 1/21/2012 6:38:49pm No.27 - Score: 6
Imagine a regal castle... Now imagine robots and flying cars!! That's Canterlot, in the year 3000 AD (After Discord).


Pinkie Piggy Dance (Dj Pon-3's Adventurez on the Wheelz of Stealz) Dj Pon-3 1/17/2012 5:11:49pm No.8 - Score: 4
So Pinkie was babysitting and called me half-hysterical so I came over to the house, I played a bunch of records, and she sang along. Took about 5 minutes for the kids to go to sleep. I thought it went pretty well. This is a quick little mashup I made for the simple little song she did. It's not the first remix of it and it won't be the last but I think you'll like it. Genre-wise it's PonifiedIndustrialMamboSwingStepMashup which I think will be popular in the clubs pretty soon.


Dr. Dissonance - Tales of a Courier Theme Song (Tr1pl3 B Remix) DJ Tr1pl3 B 1/18/2012 9:33:48pm No.12 - Score: 4
Remixed this for my bro afriendlyhobo, and also for the luls.

Dr. D; I love you.

Working with all this orchestral stuff was so much fun. I may do some more wubby stuff with orchestral influences in there sometime soon; Iunno, we'll see.


Ponies with jetpacks AND flamethrowers BrownPony 1/21/2012 11:53:49am No.21 - Score: 4
Its a long didgeridoo session, also its unfinished but whatever


Pinkie Pie Was Made For Lovin' Tephrax 1/21/2012 7:55:08pm No.32 - Score: 4
I think she wants my body.

In the future I see no hate. Only Lovin.


Prophecies of a nutpot StormWolfMeanttobeFeaturingPi[sueakButHesBusyFuck 1/21/2012 10:37:08pm No.48 - Score: 4
MEANT TO BE A COLLAB BUT HE GOT BUSY AND TIMEZONES WERE SHIT SO OK

ALSO I CANNOT WRITE ELECRO HIP HOP SO SORRY FOR SHIT

ALSO SINCE IT WAS MEANT TO BE RAP AND SINGING THE INSTRUMENTAL IS INCREDIBLY BORING SORRY

LYRICS WHICH ARENT THERE YET

I bet you are all wondering about the future of equestria
let me tell you this knoledge shouldn't get the best of ya
cus i've been known to tell many lies
now sent around my camp fire and look into my eyes

see i'm from the future you can see from my hat
a came with my time travelling rocket cat
i could i tell you the future is full of this and that
but hey did i tell you i have a hat!

thats off topic lets start with rainbow dash
Tried to many stunt sweooped walloped and crashed
And why is that!? i hear you imply?
it was probably because drugs made her commit suicide

And next is rarity should of been scared of me
did i say me, i ment he, or ye to be the next fiend you see
i could of stopped him i tried my best
but he stabbed the poor pony in the chest

BUT YEAH twilight was actually quite tragic
Died in the middle of performing her magic
Or i could be liening you never know
because for me this happend a long time ago

You don't need to trust me i don't care
but this is the information i'm willing to share
And its up to you what you will do with that
But hey guess what LOOK AT MY HAT

Also I have no idea about the name PIPSQUEAK THOUGHT OF IT


Somepony Like You iTwi, @ppleBukker, and X-Trav 1/18/2012 12:37:57am No.10 - Score: 3
My entry is a Collab between Myself(Vocals), @ppleBukker(Lyrics), and X-Trav(Piano).

My entry isn't necessarily about the future of Equestria, but the future of Spike. This is a "Ponified" version of Adele's Someone Like You, Told from Spike's perspective.

Lyrics
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Verse 1:
I thought that I'd come around
But now that I have I feel kinda down
I heard that he proposed to you
Did he give you things I couldn't give to you?

Rarity, did I make you cry?
Did I do something? I'm just your old friend, Spike

Prechorus:
I thought that one day we would always be united
But I'll just throw away this silly diamond
I had hoped you'd see my face and you would be excited
But for me now it's over.

Chorus:
I'll never find somepony like you
No pony will ever compare to you
Don't forget me, I beg
I remember it's said
"It's better to loved and lost than never have loved instead
It's better to loved and lost than never have loved instead"

Verse 2:
Funny how the time flies
Only yesterday was when I saw your two eyes
In my paw you were raised
And your loving gaze
Brought me back from my greed ridden haze

(repeat prechorus and chorus)

Bridge:
Ponies in pairs
Each give loving stares
A dragon's heart breaks
For me you were made
Who would have known this would be what I'd face?

(Repeat Chorus x2)

END



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Bring this Party home (Take The Night) bartekko 1/19/2012 3:36:01pm No.15 - Score: 3
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Prince's Of Everfree WrathMakerZ 1/21/2012 7:26:23pm No.30 - Score: 3
The Prince's Of Everfree Are Here To Rule Your Future.

You Better Be Ready For A Ride!


Celestia Rules All. FOREVER. Riff Track 1/17/2012 12:04:55pm No.6 - Score: 2
I wish I could sing. VOCODERS.



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Applebloom is a fax and calls SweetieBelle un1c0rn 1/21/2012 9:36:23am No.20 - Score: 2
I've had a ton of fun with making this. As I'm completely unexperienced in the art of music, using this as an opportunity to learn the tools was great. :-)


The Future Of Hardstyle WrathMakerZ 1/21/2012 3:04:07pm No.24 - Score: 2
Wow rude!

BWOMP BWOMP BWOMP BWOMP

:P



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enoz-amas 1/21/2012 8:11:08pm No.34 - Score: 2
the title is such nonsense...;

also, hello from 2014.



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Wiggle Waggle zorg 1/21/2012 9:54:29pm No.38 - Score: 2
thanks sci for not including the fact that i made the midi :3, oh well

here's another ERS13 entry, i got my muse back after all that messing around before.


The Moon Set Blade Of Dredda 1/20/2012 12:06:51pm No.17 - Score: 1
This a small kinda minimalist piece I created to see how it would go.

This was in inspired by the moon, which as at the end of each day, forever in the future, forever in the past...


The Legend of Pie (End of the World Party Mix) [TheManeElectric] 1/20/2012 4:56:57pm No.18 - Score: 1
So... I guess the world is coming to an end in the future and the cults all predicted it and whatever, but Pinkie Pie is like, "PARTY!"

Lyrics:

BWOOOOOOOOM x6

Your only chance to evacuate is to leave with us.
You know what this calls for?
A party!
Party! x SOMETHING INSANE



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We Don't Want to Scare Your Baby Cakes [TheManeElectric] 1/21/2012 1:29:53pm No.22 - Score: 1
What in the everloving fuck have I created?

By the way, this uses the MIDI provided up top, I swear. Anyway... enjoy or something.


All the Way to Utopia MixolydianPony 1/21/2012 6:42:23pm No.28 - Score: 1
My first Toastbeard entry.

The lyrics are based off of Plato's vision of a perfect society, which coincidentally enough, Equestria is. Also, there's a relevant reference to a song by one of my favorite bands. Try and guess it.

There's so much wrong with what I'm submitting here, I'm not even going to begin. I wasn't going to submit it, but I promised myself that I would. Also, I forgot something... about 16 measures into the solo after the 3rd verse, lower your volume steadily and pretend that there's a fade out there. :P

======== LYRICS ========

Merchants and carpenters
Masons and explorers
Architects and laborers
Pilots and farmers
Our workers forged their craft
They've prospered as years passed
Bringing glory to Equestria

Warriors and guardians
Soldiers and heroes
Those who fought to keep us safe
Those who risked their lives
The brave ones stayed our foes
So we could safely grow
Into glorious Equestria

Rulers and philosophers
Leaders and kings
Blessed with greater minds
Tasked with leading others
The wise ones led our hands
By their intellectual plans
That designed Equestria


Hope CGEyeGuy 1/21/2012 9:07:08pm No.37 - Score: 1
Figured there was enough sad futures.
Ironically that was what I originally had planned, but the mood had changed by the end.


how could I forget TB? Icky 1/21/2012 9:56:49pm No.41 - Score: 1
lol 3 mins to go, lets submit some shitty thing I made earlier hurrr


you can see your reflection on the walls sci 1/21/2012 9:59:37pm No.42 - Score: 1
the future of canterlot.
every surface is so clean, and shiny...even the ground.
it's quite eerie, really.



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Rainbow's Blood (Remastered) (Instrumental) Interrobang Pie 1/21/2012 10:16:37pm No.47 - Score: 1
Just getting ready for it's release on Youtube. Will record vocals tomorrow and subsequently submit into ZIQ21, along with my ZIQ20 entry.

Speaking of vocals, have a reprint of the lyrics so you can all sing along!!!!!!!


LYRICS:

Rainbow was a filly, flying and gay,
When suddenly a huge truck charging her way,
She hit that truck with a force of 1000 Newtons,
Broke so many bones, driver needs a retribution.

She lay on a cloud in a mangled mess,
Turns out the driver failed his driving test,
Rainbow blood was splattered over the front,
The audience said aloud: "Wow, what a cunt".

But the people saw the rainbow blood over here
And then they all said: "I've got an idea!"
They bottled up the blood in little pot
and sold it to Celestia in exchange for her plot.

Celestia used it to dye her hair,
And also on her coat and underwear,
She stepped outside on 15th of July and said
"I'm a fucking rainbow, you're all gonna die!!"

(chorus)
Ohh oh Rainbow's blood,
It's the product of the month.
Ohh oh Rainbow's blood,
Go out and buy it, you big cunt.

Rainbow was rushed to hospital,
Not that anyone cared at all,
They put her on a bed and took out a saw
And another and another and a- GIMME SOME MORE.

Doctor all prepped, he aimed for the wing
He took a slice through, Dash started to sing,
But it was more like screaming and she screamed "Fuck dick!"
Doctor just stopped: "We forgot the anasthetic!"

Her friends ran in to a sight to see,
Applejack threw up, Pinkie giggled with glee,
Fluttershy had run away, Rarity had fainted,
Twilight had the oddest feeling she was constipated.

Doctor turned around and said "Almost done,
but not until I'm finishing having so much fun!"
Then Celestia crashed into doctor she bashed:
"I need more of your blood, Rainbow Dash!"

(chorus)

(50%/51% square wave solo)

(chorus)

Right, I can't rap any more, so here's an obligatory key change. Go!

(chorus) x2

My life is ruined!

(USER WAS GIVEN AN EMBED FOR THIS ENTRY)



Ruins AustinS. 1/15/2012 11:28:50pm No.2 - Score: 0
With a little work, this could have been a piece of shit.

That's right. I sampled Mumble's greatest work.


yo nukkas cally d-money 1/15/2012 11:40:44pm No.3 - Score: 0
ipie do you love me now
I JUST WANT ACCEPTANCE


Artificial Perfection Neon Jalapeno 1/16/2012 3:53:16pm No.5 - Score: 0
Warning: This song has vocals. Thankfully there are only 16 lines of lyrics and the vocals are heavily Vocoder'd.

The concept behind this song is a technological future where the ponies have found a way to create artificial unicorn horns and pegasus wings.

Eventually, however, a pony who has both horn and wings declares genocide against the "normal" ponies and leads the rest of the cyber-ponies to rule Equestria. Fun, ain't it?

LYRICS:
What if I told you
That there was a way to achieve
Artificial perfection
Beyond your wildest dreams?

The power to use magic
The ability to master flight
All it takes is technology
For godhood to come into sight

But what if this amazing power
Fell into the wrong hooves?
A being stronger than the Elements
The fate of Equestria's to lose

A self-inflicted ending
To the pony race
A new being has emerged
And shown its metal face


Teleports and Flashing Lights Bounty 1/17/2012 4:09:45pm No.7 - Score: 0
The cityscape of the future!
Don't be startled, the robots will take care of your bags.


In The Future, There Are Only Cumshots... JackTHerbert 1/18/2012 3:26:15pm No.11 - Score: 0
Why did I make this?
No really, WHY!? Why did the theme give me this idea!?


Nightfall In Equestria Lescor 1/20/2012 9:46:30am No.16 - Score: 0
This takes place in an alternate future where the Nighmare Moon was never stopped. I got the title from the album Nightfall in Middle-Earth by Blind Guardian. But this sounds nothing like Blind Guardian. Using a vocoder to cover the fact I have a shit mic. I don't think it worked. XD

Lyrics revised by Pinkie Guy.


Princess Celestia (NEEDS VIDEO)COOKING MUSIC!!! LIL P !TuiPHZEk.6 1/21/2012 5:13:55pm No.26 - Score: 0
YO WHATS UP MY HOMIES LIL P IN FILLYDELPHIA AND MANEHATTAN AND #BRONYMUSIC SWAG TOASTBEARD SWAG PRINCESS CELESTIA IS MY HOMIE AND THIS TRACK IS TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS THAT WAY IN THE FUTURE

SHOUTS OUT TO MY SWAGGER PONIES OUT THERE AND THAT HUMAN LIL B FOR THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS FRESH TRACK

ALSO IF ANYPONY HAS BASED DRAWING SKILLZ AND CAN DRAW LIL P BASED PONY FOR A YOUTUBE VID HIT ME UP YO THAT'D BE TIGHT


Prayer For Tia JackShine 1/21/2012 7:46:08pm No.31 - Score: 0
Sooo, enjoy this piano adventure. I started off with a simple 6 note progression... and then it developed into waltz, and jazz, and even some wild-west action! (YEEEHAW!)
The story behind it is as follows: (and feel free to use this for whatever...)
400 years after the events of MLP: FiM, Princess Celestia, overcome with grief after losing her most favorite student, hurls herself into the sun.
It is now 1000 C.D. As Princess Luna prepares to raise the moon for the winter solstice festival, she looks back... and remembers all the times she shared with her sister...

(sorry for the complete lack of mastering, I had too much stuff to do this week T_T)


No Hope for Ponykind Mallard !6z1c.dl2mU 1/21/2012 8:55:11pm No.36 - Score: 0
Behold, my work in progress cleverly disguised as a compo entry!

I was going for the more dystopian end of things, imagining some kind of desolate luna world order, I wanted to do a really dark piece of hardcore techno, but in the end it was more like QUICK MASH BUTTONS, DO THINGS MAKE MUSIC FUCK AAAAAAA

And somehow this came out the end.

Appologies for being a terrible first impression, I'll do things a bit less lastminute.com next week :T

edit: resubmission because apparently I can't upload the right render. Yay!


The End of Laughter Dark Symphony 1/21/2012 9:54:53pm No.39 - Score: 0
Started this 20 minutes ago. What the hell was I thinking.


Swag FoozogzPepperBrony 1/21/2012 10:06:20pm No.43 - Score: 0
this is what happens in the future



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flutterbro 1/21/2012 10:10:55pm No.45 - Score: 0
part of a song I'm working on, the part where they are flying in space because of equestria being a barren wasteland and whatnot.
yeah





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