My Little Pony Monthly Issue 3 (July 1, 1997)

My Little Pony Monthly

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The New Pony
By Magic

It was Monday morning in Ponyland, and all of the little ponies went to school: Patch, Starlight, Sweetheart, Clover, Bon-Bon, Melody, Bright Eyes, Teddy, Ace and Lancer. When the bell rang, everybody rushed to their seats.

"Good morning class," said Miss Hackney brightly. "Today we have a special treat. A new pony by the name of Tito has come to us. He is very nice and when he comes in this morning, I expect you all to be very polite. Why, there he is now!"

The class turned towards the door, and there they saw a brown pony with a horseshoe on his rump, casually holding a book.

"Your seat will be right over there beside Starlight." Miss Hackney gestured to the back of the room. "I hope you enjoy it here."

Tito slowly sat down and gazed around him; seeing all the ponies in one place made him feel dizzy.

Suddenly, he knocked his pencil to the floor. He was just about to bend over and pick it up, when Starlight grabbed it and handed it to him. He didn't know what to say. Starlight just smiled.

Patch had seen it all. She knew what Starlight was trying to do. Starlight didn't like how Patch was such a tom-boy and was always trying to force the other girls to gang up on her. Most of them ignored Starlight's words, but some, like Bright Eyes, were easily stomped on. She was at it again.

At recess, Starlight sidled up to Tito. "Do you want to go play with me and the girls?" she asked him.

"I guess," Tito replied shyly.

"Let's go then!" she cried and they ran off.

Over the days, Tito became more adjusted to his new life. He was practically best friends with Starlight. She acted as his bodyguard, not letting any of the supposed "jealous" ponies near him at all, and always telling him what to do. Now Patch started calling him Starlight's baby.

One day in winter, while the class was walking to school, they saw Tito lying in the snow.

"I can't get up!" he cried helplessly. "I'm on ice!" Patch and some of the other boys just laughed and threw snowballs at him.

"That's not very nice, Patch," Sweetheart said.

"Yeah," agreed Starlight. She helped him up.

"I've got an idea!" exclaimed Tito happily. "Why don't I write a book about my new home here and all my friends!"

"That's a great idea!" said Starlight.

* * *
The next day, Starlight came prancing in the schoolroom, her nose held high.

"Hi, big-nose," Teddy whispered to her.

"Shut-up, alfalfa mane," she shot back.

At recess, she called all the girls together and said, "I've got a big surprise; Tito is writing a book all about him and me!"

"Really!?" cried Bright Eyes.

"Really," Starlight replied.

They all screamed with delight. So did Patch. Mockingly, that is.

* * *
About a week later, Tito was absent from school for the first time. Miss Hackney went to the office to call his parents to make sure he was really sick. The ponies called each other names, and shot spitballs at each other. Patch made a paper airplane and accidentally flew it out the door into the hall. She snuck out to pick it up, but stopped when she heard Miss Hackney.

"Oh, no!" Miss Hackney from inside the office gasped. "Are you sure he left for school today?"

Uh-ohThat sounds like trouble. I have to tell the others.

"Starlight, Melody, Bon-Bon!" Patch cried as she ran into the room. "Tito's in trouble; we have to find him!"

They all ran outside, and Patch organized them into groups. "Starlight, you and Bon-Bon and Bright Eyes and Sweetheart go that way. Teddy, Ace and Lancer, you go that way. Clover, you and Melody come with me. We'll rendezvous back here in half an hour." Patch led her group. She practically flew down the streets. "Hurry up, you two!" she shouted to Clover and Melody.

"I don't think I can keep up!" panted Clover as she tripped over her tail. "I'll go back to the school."

"All right!" yelled Patch. Suddenly, Patch turned a corner and there was Tito. He was hanging by his neck in a rough, rope noose! Luckily, it was loose, for now. When Melody saw, she was frozen with fear. Then she screamed and screamed and screamed.

Patch smacked Melody and she fell over, but she didn't stop screaming. Patch decided to just ignore her, she had to think.

In two leaps, she was on top of a large tower of old boxes, balancing precariously on the edge. She reached over and tried to pull the noose off of Tito, but she couldn't. Her one foot slipped and she heard something clink. She looked down and saw a pocket knife.

She jumped, grabbed the knife off the ground in her teeth and reached over to start sawing away at the rope. It finally broke and Tito fell to the ground.

Patch jumped down. "Are you OK?" she asked.

"Yeah," Tito whispered. "But I need a drink of water." He managed a smile.

So Melody and Patch helped Tito back to the schoolhouse, where they met up with the others.

"Oh, my gosh, you found my poor baby! What happened?" Starlight screeched.

"I think he would rather have a drink of water right now," Patch butted in between her teeth.

It wasn't until Tito had had an ice cream soda at the ice cream shop that he told his story. "Well, I wanted to take a shortcut over that tall fence, so I jumped right over it and landed right in that stupid rope. I don't know how it got there, but it sure hurt. Thanks a lot, Patch."

"Don't mention it," Patch dismissed him easily. "I guess I already apologized to you for making fun of you and being so mean."

"Patch, I'm sorry too," Starlight told her. "I guess I just had to learn it's good to be different."

"That's all right, Starlight."

"Let's have a special meeting in out clubhouse!" Melody exclaimed.

About ten minutes later, the ponies had returned from their clubhouse. Tito was waiting for them at the ice cream shop.

"Tito, come with us," Starlight said. They took Tito to their clubhouse and let him inside. "Tito, on behalf of all of us, we would like to let you join our club," Starlight announced.

"Thanks," Tito told them as he bit into a cupcake.

From then on, Patch was accepted in spite of her differences and Tito became friends with Lancer and Logan, the other boys in the girls' club.

So, everything was back to normal, at least for a little while.


by Glory

Are your ponies' manes all snarly, dirty, and puffy? Have they lost their curls? If so, My Little Pony Monthly has all the information you need to put your ponies' hair back into prime condition!

To eliminate snarls, spray a detangler onto the hair and comb through. Do not use a brush because brushing tears out more hair. Start combing at the ends and work your way up to the roots.

If your pony's hair is dirty, comb out all the snarls and then shampoo it. Rinse thoroughly, and let it dry. Do NOT use a blowdryer on your pony's hair because it will melt the hair. After the hair is dry, comb through it again.

If the hair of your pony is puffy, comb through it, wet it down comb through it, let dry, then comb through it again.

If your pony's hair has lost it's curl, comb through it, wet it, and then use curlers. Never use a curling iron on your pony.

By using these hair tips, your pony's hair can come back to life!


by Medley

*1 cup self-rising flour

*1/2 cup brown sugar, packed firmly

*1/2 cup softened butter

*1/3 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)

*1 or 2 eggs

*1 cup uncooked oatmeal

*1 12-oz package chocolate chips (optional)


*1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

*1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)

*2 or more tablespoons milk

Pre-heat oven to 350o, grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan

Mix flour, sugar, butter, peanut butter, egg(s), and oats

Press into pan, let cook for 20 minutes

Remove, sprinkle with chocolate chips, let stand until melted and spread evenly

Combine powdered sugar and peanut butter, add milk until desired thickness. Drizzle over chocolate and crust. Cut into bars.


by Glory

The Polympic Newborn Twin Gymnastics Competition is over, and only My Little Pony Monthly has the results. Of the twelve gymnasts who started out, only six made it to the final round. Years of pain, practice, and persistence paid off for those lucky six, especially the medal winners.

The Polympic Newborn Twin Gymnastics Competition consists of the best of the best newborn twin gymnasts all competing for one title: Polympic Gold Gymnast. But only half of the six would win medals, and only one of those three would win the gold.

During the competition, each pony tried to complete three back flips in as few tries as possible. Many of the ponies fell again and again, but most flew into the air and completed the flips in as little as five tries.

The gold medal went to Toppy, the silver to Tangles, and the bronze to Baby Sleepyhead.

What does Toppy have to say about winning the gold? In an interview, she said, "It's a dream come true."


Honeysuckle's Terrible Day
by Galaxy

It was a gorgeous afternoon in Flutter Valley. Lily, Wind Drifter, Morning Glory, and Honeysuckle were at the Flutter Valley Park. Lily and Wind Drifter were quietly whispering to each other, glancing at Honeysuckle every now and then and giggling.

Honeysuckle angrily looked at them and said, "What are you guys talking about?"

"Nothing," replied Wind Drifter quickly, smiling.

"I know you're talking about something! Is it about me?"

The other Flutter Ponies didn't say anything.

"Fine!" Honeysuckle said with a snort. "Just leave me alone." And she walked off.

They don't even remember my birthday is this weekend, Honeysuckle thought. Some friends they are. I bet Rosedust doesn't even remember. She flew off over the field of sunflowers to Ponyland.

"Hello, Honeysuckle!" Lofty said smiling. "I'm glad you came to visit! C'mon!"

Here are some good friends, thought Honeysuckle. I'll bet all of them remember my birthday is soon! She walked into Paradise Estate cheerfully.

"Hewwo, Honeysuckle!" Baby Cuddles said sweetly.

Honeysuckle looked down and there was her little smiling face. "Hi, Cuddles!" she said. She walked into the living room where she found Shady, Cotton Candy, and Seashell. "Hi, Honeysuckle!" they said.

"Where's the other Flutter Ponies?" asked Cotton Candy.

"They didn't come," Honeysuckle whinnied. "I have to go now.." she said, switching to Utter Flutter even though she knew she shouldn't. She just wanted to get outside, to go feel sorry for herself since know one had remembered her birthday.

"Oh, Honeysuckle, don't do that in here!" cried Seashell, holding on to the couch arm to prevent being blown away.

Honeysuckle reddened and slowed her wings down. "Sorry," she mumbled under her breath, and flew silently outside.

* * *
It was Saturday now. Honeysuckle's birthday was today, and no one had said anything about it. She was really losing hope.

Then she walked into their home and "SURPRISE!!!" cried the Flutter Ponies.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" called the Little Ponies. Honeysuckle looked around, awed. Streamers, confetti, balloons, cake, ice cream, and gifts sprinkled the room with brightness. All her friends HAD remembered!!

"Oh, thank you, you guys!!" giggled Honeysuckle happily.

Then, for the rest of the day, they played games, ate cake and ice cream, and Honeysuckle had the best birthday ever!


The Halloween Party
by Galaxy

"I'm so excited that it's almost Halloween!" cried Paradise happily. "It's going to be especially fun this year because of the big bash Masquerade's going to throw!!" Paradise and Mimic were sitting on Paradise's bed in her room.

"I agree!" giggled Mimic. "What are you going to come as, Paradise?"

"I'm not sure yet. I can't think of anything!" said Paradise.

Suddenly Slugger popped his head in the room. "You should go as a worm!" he teased. "It suits you!"

Paradise angrily threw a pillow at him. "Get out of my room, Slugger!" she spat back.

Slugger laughed and ducked out before the pillow hit him.

Mimic jumped up and locked the door so Slugger wouldn't bother them anymore. "OK, back to what we were talking about," said Mimic. "I'm going as a genie!"

"Ohhh!" gasped Paradise. "That's great!"

Then there was a knock on the door. "Go away, Slugger!" Mimic yelled. The knocking continued. Paradise stood up and trotted to the door. She talked as she opened the door. "Slugger, if you don't leave us alone--" She stopped talking and stared.

Mimic walked up behind her. "Paradise, what's the matter??"

"No one there," stated Paradise. "Weird.."

"Yeah, weird," gulped Mimic. Then she giggled. "Maybe it was a ghost!" She laughed again.

But Paradise looked troubled. "It is close to Halloween, Mimic."

Mimic pulled herself together and glanced at her friend. "Oh, Paradise, you always think up such unrealistic things!! You know there's not a ghost here in Paradise Estate! Remember when you said the Bushwoolies were possessed?" Mimic burst out with laughter so hard she fell to the ground. "Really, Paradise, listen to yourself!!!"

Paradise glared at Mimic and huffily stomped out of the room, leaving Mimic rolling around on the soft carpet giggling.

* * *
"Hi, Paradise," said a sweet voice.

Paradise glanced up from the Dream Valley River to see sparkly jewel eyes looking happily at her.

"Hello, Sweet Stuff." Paradise sighed.

"Whatsa matter, Paradise?" Sweet Stuff replied. "You look-- frustrated."

"Yeah, I am," said Paradise. She told Sweet Stuff the whole story, about how she and Mimic were talking about Halloween, when Slugger jumped in, and then when there was no one at the door, how Mimic laughed at her. "Do you believe me, Sweet Stuff??"

Sweet Stuff, Paradise could see, didn't know what to think. "I-I'd like to, but you do have a crazy imagination. Remember when you thought the Bushwoolies were possessed?" Sweet Stuff chuckled.

Paradise looked scornfully at Sweet Stuff and stood up. "You guys won't forget anything silly I do, will you?" And pranced off across the bridge.

"I'm sorry, Paradise!" Sweet Stuff called after her.

"Humpph," Paradise snorted.

When she had crossed the bridge, she stopped again by the Waterfall. Hmm, no one here, she thought. Then she saw Sprinkles coming over the hill.

Oh, no, Paradise thought. Some pony else to make fun of me! I just won't tell Sprinkles about that!

"Paradise!" Sprinkles called. Now Sprinkles was closer and Paradise could tell she was worried. "Have you seen Quackers or Duck Soup? I can't find them anywhere, and I've been looking all morning!"

"The ghost!" Paradise gasped.

"What??" cried Sprinkles.

Paradise blushed. "Nothing," she said firmly. She spun around on her hoofs and galloped off to Megan's house.

"Hello, Paradise," said Megan sadly.

"What is the matter, Megan??" Paradise inquired.

"There's been a lot of creepy stuff going on here-- I'm pretty spooked. Rattling, bangs, howls, horrifying knocks and then no one is there--"

Paradise almost cried. "I gotta go, Megan, see you."

"Bye, Paradise!"

Paradise ran home and went into the kitchen. All of a sudden Mimic ran in, along with North Star and Gusty.

"I'm so sorry I didn't believe you, Paradise!!" cried Mimic.

"There is something scary going on!" Gusty and North Star both nodded their agreement. Wind Whistler was there, too, but was shaking her head and scowling at Gusty, North Star, and Mimic, like she knew a bad secret.

Paradise saw her, but just ignored it. "Yeah, I'm scared!" Paradise gulped.

As she turned to get ready for bed, she thought she saw out of the corner of her eye Gusty and Mimic exchanging sly glances.

* * *
Paradise woke with the sun shining through the beautiful windows of Paradise Estate onto her face. She sat up in bed with a yawn, hugging her pink hearts and flowers print cream-colored quilt next to her.

But her blissful mood was clouded when she remembered that tonight was Halloween night, the night of the masquerade, too. She just knew something awful was going to happen tonight.

But with a nicker and a whinny she shook the thought out of her mind, brushed her silky red-orange mane and tail, washed her face, brushed her teeth, took a shower and galloped down the hall to the dining room for breakfast of oats and honey.

"She's so gullible--"

"It will be so funny to--"

"Paradise is easy to scare!"

Paradise heard those bits and pieces of conversation while she skidded to a halt in the hallway.

"I can't wait to see the look on her face!" It was Gusty's voice, and it was coming from Lickety-Split's room.

Paradise opened the door to that room a crack, hoping to catch on what they were saying about her. She saw Gusty, North Star, Mimic, Sprinkles, and Megan sitting in a circle on he floor, and Lickety-Split on her bed.

Humph, thought Paradise. Lickety-Split won't even let her friend sit up there!

"I can't believe Paradise was so silly to actually believe all that stuff we said," grinned Lickety-Split. "We're really going to embarrass her at the party when we tell everybody about it! Sheesh, a ghost?? I mean, really!!!" Everyone smiled and snickered.

Paradise drew away from the door, seething. How dare they do that to me????? How DARE they???!!

Then, a great idea crept into Paradise's mind. I'll show them! I'll show them all!

* * *
It was the night of the dance. After Trick or Treating; everyone had piled to Masquerade's large studio and party and entertainment hall for the fun to begin.

Mimic, of course, was a genie, Gusty was a vampire, Baby Fifi was a toothbrush, and lots of others! But Paradise was no where to be found.

"Psst. Lickety. Have you seen Paradise?" Sprinkles asked.

Lickety-Split shook her head. "She'd better be here. We wouldn't want our whole plan falling apart, would we?"

Sprinkles sighed and shook her head. "Get Megan, Gusty, Mimic, and North Star. Bring them backstage," Sprinkles said slyly.

"‘Kay," Lickety-Split said, and with a flick of her pink tail trotted off to find the others. When they all got backstage, there was a genie, a vampire, a princess, a raindrop, a star, and an ice-cream cone!

"OK," said Sprinkles. "Now that we're all here, we--" She was cut off by a deep moan. Sprinkles gasped, startled and glanced around. "WHA-WHAT WAS THAT??" she screamed.

Gusty snorted. "Don't be such a chicken, Sprinkles. I sure it's just win--"


"YIPES!!!" Gusty screeched.

"Th-that's no w-wind, Gusty!" cried North Star frantically.

Suddenly a large, white, ferocious looking ghost leapt out towards the ponies and growled! "GRRROOWWL!"

"Eeek!!!" Megan shrieked and turned to run, but tripped on her long white princess dress. The other ponies were so frightened, they didn't see Megan laying there dazed in their frantic rush to escape the monstrous being.

Gusty fell head over heels on top of Megan, then Mimic, North Star, Sprinkles, and Lickety-Split piled up on one another, screaming their heads off. They all got tangled together in Megan's long, lacey dress, tripping and scampering. Gusty just sat there and started sobbing.

The ghost, who had been surveying the scene, started to laugh. And then it reached up and pulled its head off!!!

But, after that, the ponies and Megan saw it wasn't a head, it was a mask!! "PARADISE!" they all yelled.

Yup, Paradise's head was sticking out of the costume, laughing happily. Then she stopped laughing and frowned at her friends.

"I heard what you said," she said, confronting them. "That was really mean. I had to pay you back." Then Paradise smiled again. "I'm sorry, but it was a good joke!"

The others blushed. "No, we're sorry, Paradise. That was mean of us. Forgive us?" said Megan.

"Of course!" Paradise said happily.


by Galaxy


1. Which special, yet klutzy, little pony in "Escape From Catrina" became Megan's great friend?


2. Which two ponies were the only ever made in the sitting position?


3. Which two Flutter Ponies in the first set of flutters came out in the second set, also?


4. Circle one: TRUE or FALSE; Flutter Pony wings are tough and almost never fall off.

5. What are the names of Megan's little sister and brother:

A. Jonny and Cindy

B. Michael and Amy

C. Danny and Molly

6. Which pony is described? Purplish-pink Twinkle-Eye, multi-colored hair, Big Dipper symbol.


7. Which four ponies got kidnapped and transformed into monster dragon-things in "Firefly's Adventure"?


8. Which two ponies are probably the rarest out there?


9. What year did Little Ponies come out?


*10* What year did Little Ponies end?


*Applejack's Answers*
Add a point for each answer you get right!

1. Sundance!

2. Seashell and Bubbles!

3. Rosedust and Lily!


5. C. Danny and Molly

6. Galaxy

7. Bubbles, Cotton Candy, Applejack, and Moondancer

8. The Valentines Day Twins

9. 1982

10. 1991

7 to 10 points: Pony Collector Extravagant!!!!

4 to 6 points: Great Pony Person!

0 to 3 points: Pony Clueless! Work up on your pony facts and try again!

Magic Star's Mixers!










Answers for last issues "Who am I?"
by Applejack




Petite Ponies




Last months contest winners(how many ponies with "star" in their name):

Kim H Star Dancer, Secret Star, Star Hopper, Starshine, Princess Starburst, Starry Wings, Starlight, Star Glow, North Star, Baby North Star(two of them), Baby Starbow, Stardazzle(two of them), Starflash, Baby North Star(two of them), Starflower, Sea Star, Star Swirl, Star Gleamer. Missed Magic Star, Baby Starburst, and Baby Starflower. Stardazzle, Starshine, Starflower, Sea Star, North Star, Magic Star, Princess Starburst, Starry Wings, Star Gleamer, Star Flash, Baby North Star, Baby Starflower, Starglow, Baby Starbow, Secret Star. Missed Baby Starburst, Starswirl, Star Hopper, Star Dancer, and Starlight. North Star, Baby North Star, Starflower, Starshine, Starglow, Sea Star, Starry Wings, Starflash, Magic Star, Princess Starburst, Star Gleamer, Baby Starbow, Secret Star, Stardazzle, Starswirl, Star Hopper, Starlight. Missed Baby Starburst, Baby Starflower, Star Dancer.

Every name with "star" in that I found- Princess Starburst, Starflower, Starshine, Sea Star, North Star, Magic Star, Baby North Star, Baby Starburst, Starry Wings, Starswirl, Star Gleamer, Starflash, Baby Starflower, Star Glow, Baby Starbow, Secret Star, Stardazzle, Star Hopper, Star Dancer, and Starlight.



Sweet Sundrop
(white Prom Queen Sweetheart Sister pony with pink hair and purple crown on rump)

Ponyland Gossip
by Galaxy

Ponies everywhere are raving about the new rides they've put in the loved Dream Valley water park! There is now also the Spalshtime Tube, Scream Machine log ride, and the Horror-Splasher Water-Coaster! But, you have to be an adult to ride the Scream Machine and Horror-Splasher-- but wait! The owners of the park, the Sweet Celebrations family, say that they're testing the Horror-Splasher now-- maybe you baby ponies will get to ride that, too! It's a roller-coaster type ride that sends you splashing through water, swerving through "waves" and "currents." You really get wet!! So, I'll be talking to Sweet Celebrations family; let's hope for baby's sake that they let them in!

Banana Surprise is absolutely excited about her banana bread winning first prize in the Pony Fair. "I always thought it was wonderful banana bread," she says. "It's my own special recipe that I've always loved!!" Banana Surprise and I have been friends for a long time, so I managed to get the recipe for this yummy snack!! Look in this issue and you'll find Banana Surprise's Best Ever Banana Bread!

Bright Eyes tells me she is in the middle of writing her very own book, Dream Valley Mysteries! Ohhh, sounds GREAT, I love mysteries! She'll have it published and you can pick up a copy at Powder and Bubble's Ponyland Bookstore probably in about two months!

Well, like I said last time, Sea Breeze and Wig Wam did have a crush on each other, but now they're mad at each other!! Sheesh!

Firefly has started a club, along with Lickety-Split, Medley, Peachy, and Twilight. They won't let others in though, like poor Shady and Sundance. So, Shady, Sundance, Truly, Cotton Candy, and Molly have started a club of their own! Good for them!


by Galaxy

*What You'll Need*

1/4 cup crushed pineapple

1/8 cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup sugar

2 ½ tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda

1 cup Wheat Chex Cereal crushed to ½ cup

1/3 cup chopped nuts

1 egg, slightly beaten

2 Tbs. water

1 ½ cups mashed bananas (3 large)

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease an 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½-inch loaf pan. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, Wheat Chex Cereal, and nuts. Combine egg, oil, water, mashed banana, and vanilla. Add all at once to dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan. Makes 1 yummy loaf!


Unscramble these MLP names:
by Applejack







answers at end of newsletter.


Baby Pony Summer Camp
By Magic

This summer, for the first time in DV, a baby pony summer camp will be held be none other than Tex! All the baby ponies are invited to participate in this fun-filled, sun-filled summer camp that will last four days. Activities include: swimming, boating, races, nature hikes, various sports, and even a day to have fun on rides at the amusement park, Spinny World and see the 4th of July Fireworks! The camp starts on July 2nd, call Tex at 555-CAMP for more info or to register.


by Magic

Here's some invento ponies to think about:

1. Baby Sweet Spots

type: baby earth pony

body color: lavender

hair color: green

symbol: TAF green spots

2. Vanity

type: unicorn

body color: yellow

hair color: lt blue

symbol: hair barrette(3D)

3. Nuzzles and Snuzzles

type: NB twin pegasus

body color: Nuzzles-yellow

Snuzzles-dark blue

hair color: Nuzzles-dark blue


symbol: teddy bears with hearts on their tummies

Think up some more invento ponies of your own and sent them to me, Magic. E-mail to


Hi! This is Gusty, reporting from the pony ball fields. I am talking to Slugger about the recreational baseball teams he is creating. Here is the information that he gave me:

When: Monday and Wednesday will be the practice days. Games on Friday

For: Any ponies interested

Ages: There will be five age groups: 1-4 years, 4-8 years, 8-12 years, 13-15 years, and adults

Where: The Pony Baseball Fields

There will be five teams for each age division, so we need a minimum of 40 ponies per age group.

Everyone is invited for this fun sport. Contact Slugger for more information.


This is how to fix a cut mane:

You will need a donor tail from a ruined pony whose hair matches exactly the mane of the pony you want to fix, as well as a four inch or so long soft sculpture sewing needle. (They sell these at Wal-Mart in packs of 3.) More than likely, you will also need a needle nose pliers to help pull the needle through. You will also need tweezers. Take the heads off the two ponies. Using the needle nose, extract the donor tail. Set it aside. Then, cut the stubs of the mane down as far as you can. From the underside of the head, using the tweezers, PULL the stubs out by the bottoms, leaving nothing in the holes. Pull them out by the bottom a few at a time until you have taken out all the stubs. Then, take the metal clip off the donor tail. This is quite difficult; if you can't get it to come off, pull out the hair one plug's worth at a time using the needle nose. Thread one plug's worth into the needle. (How much is one plug? Look at a pony; see how much hair is in one stitch on the mane? That's how much you want to use.) Thread the needle; take your plug, lie the needle across it. Then, pick it up, and pinch the hair over the needle. Take needle out, and thread pinch through hole. Then, working from the bottom of the "bald" area upwards, put the needle through the first hole. Pull it through, pushing it through the open area of the neck; draw a few inches with it. Take needle off, knot, and pull back up from top side. Then , just keep on repeating this ‘till you're done! Then, trim mane to length it should be. :) -Dr. Rosedust, Pony Medic


The Pretty Pony
by Tabby

Everyone was talking about the upcoming Rainbow of Light Parade and Party. Twinkler and Sunblossom were putting the finishing touches on their float made entirely of rainbows. Ringlet was busy baking lots of yummy cookies and cakes, each decorated in a rainbow of color. The sea ponies were rehearsing songs for the concert they would perform.

Bubbling with excitement, Sweet Sundrop made arrangements for her part in the festivities. She had been chosen to lead the parade as Grand Marshall. She needed a new hair-style, and new hair ribbons. She had an appointment with Fifi at the Perm Shoppe at 9:00 that morning; the parade would start at 11:00.

On the way to the Perm Shoppe, Sweet Sundrop stopped to buy Rainbow Ribbon hair ornaments, then she pranced across the street arriving just in time for her appointment.

Fifi greeted Sweet Sundrop with a hug. "Congratulations on being Parade Marshall! It's a special privilege and everyone will be looking at you! I've got an original style just for you," Fifi gushed.

Sweet Sundrop blushed. "I'm so excited! Make me as pretty as you can!" she exclaimed.

Getting right down to business, Fifi took Sweet Sundrop to the back room where they could work without being seen. Sweet Sundrop's new look would be a total surprise to everyone... including Sweet Sundrop, as there were no mirrors in the back room.

Fifi hummed and jabbered as she styled Sweet Sundrop's mane and tail. Sometimes she would stand back and survey the overall effect of her work; then she would do more combing, or add more ribbons, or place another flower in the perfect place. Sweet Sundrop was glad to finally hear her say, "There, Sweet Sundrop! I am finished! You look divine!"

"Oh, Fifi, thank you! Now, what time is it?" Sweet Sundrop asked.

"It is almost time for the parade to start," exclaimed Fifi. "Let's hurry to your float."

As they passed through the main room of the Perm Shoppe, Sweet Sundrop caught a glimpse of a strange pony off to the side. Turning, she realized she was seeing herself in the mirror. But it wasn't really herself either. Fifi had done such a fantastic work of art with her mane and tail that Sweet Sundrop wasn't sure if she was the same pony or not. Her hair was coiled and curled and interspersed with flowers and beads and rainbow ribbons; she felt that Fifi had gone too far.

Just then, Pretty Belle, Cha Cha, and Daisy Dancer came rushing into the shop. "Where's Sweet Sundrop?" they cried in unison. "It's time for the parade to start!"

Sweet Sundrop stuttered, " I am!"

The ponies stopped in their tracks and stared at the glamorous pony before them. "Sweet Sundrop, is that really you?" said Cha Cha. "You look so gorgeous! And mature! Wow!" All the other ponies joined in with their compliments and praise.

"Do you really think I look okay to lead the parade?" Sweet Sundrop asked shyly, holding her head low.

"Okay? You look wonderful-- super-- tremendous!" the ponies exclaimed.

Sweet Sundrop lifted her head and smiled. "Okay then, let's get this parade on the road!"
Chattering and laughing, the excited ponies left the Perm Shoppe and headed for the float on which Sweet Sundrop would ride. Having won first prize, Twinkler's and Sunblossom's rainbow float also won the honor to carry the Parade Marshall.

As Sweet Sundrop stepped up to the seat provided for her, she looked along the parade route at the hundreds of ponies gathered to enjoy the special day. She turned and caught Fifi's attention and winked at her as the float slowly began to move. She smiled and waved at all the pretty ponies. And Sweet Sundrop was the hit of the day.


Peanut Bounties
by Applejack

1 cup of butter

1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup of all purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon of baking soda

½ cup crushed cornflakes

1 cup of uncooked oats

1 cup of peanuts

Cream the butter; add brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg beat thoroughly. Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Mix until blended. Add other ingredients. Spoon 2 inch pieces onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375degrees for 5-7 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack for 3 minutes.



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answers - Twilight, Firefly, Medley, Sundance, Moonstone, Applejack


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