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you are now a pony. (any pony, pick one.)

you find yourself deep underwater.

you need to get to the surface VERY QUICKLY.

it's a frantic rush to the top.
how close do you cut it?

write a song about this hectic ascension to the surface


  • 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 4/6/2013 6:00pm EST (see the "Deadline" countdown for a better idea of when this is.)
  • PLEASE enable downloads on your entry. Even if you think your entry is bad, someone else will think otherwise. (also it helps to prevent archive decay, since a TB mod can grab a copy and archive it.)
  • head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen once the deadline reaches zero!

Start: 3/30/2013 7:36pm|Deadline: 4/6/2013 6:00pm|Voting ends: 4/13/2013 5:00pm

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In her last moments Eery 4/6/2013 12:32:52pm No.12 - Score: 10

She awakens to find herself submerged what must be miles deep. She makes a _break_ for the surface.

Part 1: Awakening
Part 2: Rush for the surface
Part 3: Acceptance + fading away

Under Water Bathtime Adventures of Dubstep-Bird the Power-Puff-Horse (SHOPIDOP MOTAFOKAZ!!!) FLAOFEI 4/5/2013 2:21:15pm No.6 - Score: 7
Heres the story. Dubstep-bird the power puff horse is taking a bath when she slips in a pool of POOWER!!! (That's Old Spice btw) She hits her head and falls unconscious in the bathtub (exploson). Her guardian angel reminds her to breath. She takes a deep breath but gets POWER in her lungs. She starts hallucinating and sings a dubstep duet with a norwegan guy and Old Spice guys abs. Then come the seapones to lift her to the surface as her power puff life flashes by infront of her eyes, but in her hallucination the Old spice guy stands in the way. Then someones all like "SSSSSSHHHHHHeeeeeeeeeeeet", so I guesad story.

For the full experience your gonna wanna see the track art on soundcloud.
And you can expect an album from me in a few weeks/ months with a bunch of this kind of shit! I'm having way to much fun with this shit to stop!

And if you'r wondering, this is not a troll entry

the rescue (unfinshed wip demo test) Cherax 4/6/2013 5:47:26am No.9[t] - Score: 7
Whelp. I've been sick and not actually improving for the last six days, which has made it really hard to record vocals for a new song! This is especially distressing because I'm playing this new song tomorrow at Ponycon AU. Oy vey! So, have some University Days fan music, because WTF is this theme. Fairly unmixed + unmastered. All the harmonies were recorded through my laptop mic with a cold. x_x

A question for you all: I'd initially planned for this song to go into a chilled-out half-time section at the point where it currently ends, and then build back up. Now I'm thinking it's too darn energetic and *fun* to go into half-time, and it should just keep going with a bridge. Thoughts?

(won't be at the sync because of ponycon but i'll be with you in spirit <3)

Daring Do and the Lost City of the Sea Ponies Seventh Element 4/6/2013 4:04:22pm No.15 - Score: 6
So this theme kinda made me think of Bioshock, so I guess I wrote something about it.

"hectic ascension to the surface "

Pretty much the whole point of Bioshock, sooooo this happened.

Seafunk Lying Pink 4/6/2013 5:58:14pm No.21[t] - Score: 5

Oh no! Spike is deep underwater in one of the deepest parts of the ocean! Luckily, the seaponies (always the fuckin' seaponies today) are there to help and bring him safely back to their kingdom of underwater funk!

But things aren't all as they SEAm. The seaponies are a jealous race who dislike the idea of Spike returning to the surface. Without their assistance, will Spike get back home? Or will he remain a pampered oceanic prisoner FOR ALL TIME?

Kind of mostly finished maybe, or maybe I'll add another section, who knows?
Either way, haven't properly EQ'd it, so if it sounds like a swamp rather than an ocean, THAT'S WHY.

drifting johnfn 4/6/2013 4:58:08pm No.18[t] - Score: 4
i don't know how many of you were at OHC this week, but i wrote the opening melody to this song there. then i decided the rest of it was a mess, so i restarted the project with just that melody.

i didn't know about the theme at the time, but i think this song actually fits it really well!

Up For Air A2Z 4/6/2013 6:14:15pm No.26[t] - Score: 4
this is what I thought of and composed I hope you like it since I like and and I put some thought into it and effort and so please enjoy thank you

the lonesome planetarium Somasis 4/4/2013 5:27:45am No.3[t] - Score: 3
this is the most beautiful song i'll ever make good bye

also get my new ep wow!! its actually a pretty poopy EP but apparently people say it's okayish

Wanna be bartekko 4/4/2013 3:28:33pm
No.4 - Score: 3
it's the most untheme track i've ever made. enjoy

Drowning Lyonize 4/5/2013 7:21:59pm No.7 - Score: 3
Googling "woman gasp sound" yields... interesting... results.

Everfree Nights Resonantwaves 4/5/2013 7:50:05pm No.8 - Score: 3
< gasping for air..
<reaches up for air..
<notices your in Ever free forest at night..
<goes back underwater
< What do? O_O

Drowning KillianDunne 4/6/2013 11:31:23am No.11 - Score: 3
drowning is not good

don't go it alone (w.i.p.) atw 4/6/2013 5:47:09pm No.19[t] - Score: 3
excerpt from a secret project that i'm not going to get done before the sync

moments before the drowning part too

Drowning Doofcake 4/6/2013 6:03:45pm No.25 - Score: 3
Those who have survived from drowning have said that it was one of the most beautiful experiences.

Re: Does anyone have Fluttersci remix stems? mycutiemarkisagun 4/6/2013 3:27:11pm
No.13 - Score: 2
this is the most deletion fun most apparently embed file types wow Submission suggestion box / help

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