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a horrible plague has swept through ponyville.

pony zombies are everywhere.

yes, they look like the friends you know, but they're long dead, now.

if you want to live through this, you know what you have to do...

write a song about it.


  • allotted time: One week
  • what to submit: ONE (original, remix, or whatever) tunes, 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 11/16/2013 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 in the chat may 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: 11/9/2013 7:25pm|Deadline: 11/16/2013 6:00pm|Voting ends: 11/23/2013 5:00pm

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

Night Falls Upon Ponyville Seventh Element 11/15/2013 8:30:07pm No.12 - Score: 4
I'm not dead I swear! Anyways, have some cheesy 80s themed junk, horror movie edition.

No More Zombies AdamTh3Walker 11/10/2013 9:49:48am No.1[t] - Score: 3
What are we doing here with the zombies

Outbreak Lyrony 11/16/2013 1:12:12pm No.15 - Score: 2
*Clever description with an in depth back story*

Undead Herd annoying twang 11/16/2013 5:09:03pm No.17[t] - Score: 2

yesterday i went out and heard this bassline somewhere.


Zombies or something I don't even WIP Trixie/Flourish 11/16/2013 6:03:37pm No.20 - Score: 2
Songs=Friends or something

The Infection Edduno 11/11/2013 1:14:07pm No.3[t] - Score: 1
Tried to make a creepy atmosphere.

Scat autotune? applsaus 11/12/2013 12:28:44am No.4 - Score: 1
That's a new genre, yo!

28 Hooves Later.... MYCUTIEMARKISAGUN 11/12/2013 6:31:50am
No.5 - Score: 1
Twilight stared at the hardwood floor, her eyes vacant and devoid of any emotion. She was sitting comfortably on her haunches with her back pressed up against the side of her bed, her ears perked and her front hooves planted firmly in front of her between her thighs. She tried her best not to listen, to tune out the noise coming from outside...but if there's nothing else to listen can you just ignore it? How could she ignore the blood curdling screams of a mare outside, of the sickening sound of metal slicing and stabbing through flesh, of the savage roaring and screaming of those who walked outside?

excerpt from

Brain Eater Alycs 11/14/2013 5:33:21pm No.10 - Score: 1
Grab a gun and Run like Hell. That ain't your mommy anymore, kid.

(First time ever trying to make complextro, never knew how fun it was)

Fucking invasion eery 11/16/2013 12:27:36pm
No.14[t] - Score: 1

"They're Coming Through (Dark Ambient)" Macarou 11/16/2013 1:45:28pm
No.16 - Score: 1
Made this in a few hours.

Details of track can be found in the link.

Decay Applejinx !tDashiepow 11/16/2013 6:09:34pm No.21 - Score: 1

Undead WIP muserock7997 11/12/2013 3:00:43pm No.6 - Score: 0
prob doesnt fit the theme but whatever

well we r fukd FESTKAKA 11/13/2013 4:26:33pm No.7 - Score: 0
lol so we gon die n shit
hau5 party at mah crib yo
lets get fukin wankered

The Friend You Once Knew We Wrongfully Imprisoned 11/15/2013 1:18:32am No.11[t] - Score: 0
A rumble shakes the ground, the very bones in your body. You cower in your home, watching the moonlight stream in through the gaps in the boarded up windows. The smell of gunpowder, once a fond association of times with dad, now reeks of betrayal.

The opened heads of your former acquaintances and friends spill out a sloppy substance on the floor, pooling brains now exposed and useless.

But the terror isn't over. One more comes. She has assimilated the decaying flora and fauna and now shambles towards the last survivor to feed. There is no escape. She can see the life running through your veins. She knows you now more intimately than you know yourself.

Closer now, a rumble. The approach of the friend you once knew, now only a hungry beast. And you are her prey.

Sometimes I write things in 50 minutes Marshmelon 11/16/2013 5:18:22pm No.19[t] - Score: 0
At first we had a lot of trouble with what to call Them. For a while, they were Shufflers, somepony wanted to call them Hoof-draggers, but pretty soon they became, simply, Them. As in, "It's Them!" or, "I'll handle Them!" or, "They got Pinkie Pie!"

And for a while, that really was our biggest problem with Them. We have pegasi, after all, so the "flight" in "fight or flight" is a totally viable choice. Cloudwalking spells helped us evacuate everypony to the drifting cloud-city of Cloudsdale, which we anchored over a wide-open, high-visibility area, Quick thinking and good teamwork really helped us out on this one. I guess the spot they decided to anchor us was some kind of rock farm, although I'm not sure why you need to farm rocks, they don't grow, but when They came, fending them off was as simple as "pick up a rock, fly over to Them, drop it on Their heads."

While some unicorns could maintain their own cloudwalking spells, and even provide spells for others, the majority of ponies ended up earthbound again. We had them go and collect stones, build walls, forage for food. I think it was Rarity who had some kind of search spell, and she became one of the regular scavengers that provided for our new town. Of course, we had plenty of medical ponies on hoof. You don't really think about it until you get everypony all together like this, but we have a lot of medical ponies-- and Ponyvillians are probably way more clumsy than we'd like to admit. Fluttershy was part of the nurse-team, and also spent a lot of time foraging. Applejack was put on the wall-building force, and ponies look up to her as a strong, dependable leader, even if she isn't leading anything. I let her take the credit. It makes my life easier anyway. The weather team and I went into overdrive, protecting the new town, rationing supplies, and of course, managing the weather. You used to call us lazy? Ha. Nopony will ever call us lazy ever again.

Twilight Sparkle. What do I say about Twilight Sparkle? She organized the whole evacuation, powered most of the cloudwalking spells in the escape, oversaw the initial functions of our new town. And then she was leaving to go right back to her library, Spike bouncing up and down on her back. It took all of our wit and a whole lot of promises to get her to stay with us-- on the condition that we escort her back to her library when she needs another book. And so, Twilight Sparkle is our only wildcard, our biggest risk, but maybe our best hope, too. There's so much danger in those library runs, but if there's even a chance that she can return our lives to normal...

Although, I'm not sure we can go back to normal life after this. Our morale took a huge hit right at the beginning of the whole thing. Oh yeah, that's the other wildcard. Pinkie Pie.

Pinkie Pie is always Pinkie Pie. Pinkie Pie never changes. Even though she's one of Them now, I've seen her through the windows of Sugarcube Corner on library runs, dancing and sharing cake with Them. She wanted to welcome the new ponies to Ponyville in the same way she always did-- and then one of Them took a bite out of her. Of course, she has changed, because I've also seen her leap over our walls and suck the flesh from bones, like swallowing a cake whole. Except now, the cake is a pony's head. She at least seems to be cheerful, in all of this-- but I wonder if it's actually helping Their spirits. The best thing to do when we see Pinkie Pie coming, is to scatter and hide, to try to minimize losses. But she knows all the hiding places, somehow.

"Silly filly, didn't you know I'd find you here?"


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