My Little Pony Monthly Issue 2 (June 15, 1997)


My Little Pony Monthly

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ARTICLES
by: Butterscotch, our investigative reporter


SUMMER WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!


Finally, you think, when school lets out for the school year. You go home from the last day of school and run around the house once, trying to release your excitement. Then you sit down on the couch and flip on the television.

Ask yourself this: Is That All You Will Be Doing This Summer?! Just clicking intensely on the buttons of the remote? PLEASE! Oh no! Not the doughnuts and candy too! Well, just to get your butt off the sofa (or computer chair), I have some hints to make your summer... well, more enjoyable.

Here we go:

1. Get a beach towel, sunscreen (preferably, My Little Pony Block Protection =P), an umbrella, and a book and lay down by the rushing waters of the water park. Get Some Sun Girl!!!!!!

2. Start a club, have a topic to have it for and have fun! Gather friends and more friends to join. 3. Join a sport or just have homemade fun and jump in your sprinkler.

Pick, a couch potato or real fun and relaxation?

-Butterscotch



DV WATER PARK OPENING


Who loves swimming more then My Little Ponies? Well, looks like there is a heaven because a new water park will be opening near Ponyland Fair Grounds! The park includes: two water slides, a refreshment stand, a waterfall, a wave pool, a playground (for those little critters), seats, and more!!! What more could a pony ask for?

Come and stay at MLP Water Park for an afternoon and have fun! Adult tickets are $3, babies $1. Schedules are from 10:00am - 7:00pm

-Butterscotch



A DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE


All dancing ponies gather up your leather jackets, skirts, and boots ‘cuz a Daddy Daughter Dance is happening at DV lake this Friday afternoon and night. All Dads and Daughters come out to the dance floor; there will be refreshments by my cottage. Sea Mist will be our lady DJ for the night. So you all better come down!

-Butterscotch



MOTHER SON BANQUET TOMORROW NIGHT


Like the Daddy Daughter shin-ding, here comes a Mother Son dinner. It will be at the Pony High school at 8:00pm tomorrow night. You all better boogie down ‘cuz whoever's the best dancing couple will receive a prize! I don't know what the prize is, but I'm going to take dancing lessons tonight.

How will I be at the Daddy Daughter dance and the Mother Son banquet at the same time? You can just say... I'm magic

-Butterscotch

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!!!!!!BiRtHdAYs!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: the one and only Butterscotch


I have one birthday announcement for you:

Lisa Handawalt also known, to us as

Peachy

YYYYYEEEAAAHHHH!!!! HaPpY BiRtHdAy LiSa!!!!!!

If anyone has a birthday announcement for July please e-mail me at:

[email protected]

For ones who care: I changed my name from Cassiemill to RoyKoopa

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A Swimming School For The Ponies!
by Applejack


Recently, all of the Sea Ponies have volunteered their time to teach any pony how to swim in the Paradise Estate pool! Baby Cotton Candy told us that she loves to swim and "now mommy [Cotton Candy] will let me swim!" There have been great reviews about this swimming school. Wave Splasher told me herself that all the ponies including all Baby Sea Ponies, Gusty, Applejack, Blue Belle, Parasol, and others will swim VERY well by the end of the summer. What's next ponies, the Olympics?!

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Cooking Recipe
By, our famous cook: Cook Butterscotch


What recipe we will be making today:

LICKETY SPLIT'S OATMEAL FRUIT BARS
What you will need:

1. 3 cups rolled oats

2. 1 cup whole wheat flour

3. 1 cup apple juice concentrate

4. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

5. 1 cup raisins

6. ˝ teaspoon vanilla extract

7. cup warm water

8. banana mashed

Chopped dried fruit if desired



DIRECTIONS:

Mix oats, flour, and apple juice in a large bowl until lumps are gone. Stir in cinnamon and raisins. Mix vanilla in warm water, and add, mixing well. Stir in banana and optional dried fruit. Let stand for 15-20 minutes. Mix again and pour into non-stick 8-inch square pan. Bake at 325o-350o for one hour or until browned.

16 servings. Each serving equals one whole grain allowance.

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PuZzLeS And GaMeS
by: Butterscotch


Okay, cross out every D, B, and K, then write the letters that are left in order at the bottom and it will say a secret message!



DMBBYKDLIDTKTBLKEDKPOKNBBY

LDBKOVDEBRDSKABRDEKCKBNOO

NKBL

_ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _



_ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ !!!!!!!



Try to say these twisty tongue twisters 6 times!



1. A noisy noise annoys an oyster.



2. The sixth sheik's sixth sheep's sick



3. A box of mixed biscuits, a mixed biscuit box.



4. She sells seashells down by the seashore.



5. Six small slick seals.



6. Ape cakes, grape cakes

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PONY POPULARITY CONTEST
by Galaxy, your raving reporter


Here's the deal-- pick your favorite pony in the list, then e-mail me at [email protected] to place your vote. Simply type in the pony's name that you want to vote for. The results will be in the next newsletter! Thanx!



Bubbles

Mimic

Firefly

TAF Buttons

Applejack

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Who am I?
by Applejack


I am sweet and I'll give you ice cream!

Maybe I'll make some applesauce for you!

I am Megan's pony (Well, she loves all the ponies but I am the one she rides on).

I am a BBBAAADDD Villain in - Escape from _____

We are tiny ponies the size of a quarter.

I am twice as fancy and my name is a clothes fastener.

I have kittens on me!



The answers will be in the next edition!!!!!!!!

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PONYLAND GOSSIP
by your riveting reporter Galaxy


Here's the scoop on what's happening from Paradise Estate to Flutter Valley! Enjoy!



All of us ponies want to welcome two cute little newborn twins into the world! The beautiful pony Buttons had them, and she was very surprised. "I've always wanted twins!" she says. The newborn ponies will be called Baby Buttons and Baby Bows. Both of them girls!



Chocolate Delight has a new summer job working at the Satin Slipper Sweet Shoppe with Lickety-Split and Scoops, while Strawberry Scoops is spending her summer there, too. Buying Strawberry Swirl ice cream from the Sweet Shoppe, that is!



Posey happily announces that at the Ponyland Flower Show, her posies won first place! She was rewarded with a blue ribbon and gardening supplies for her loved garden! For Posey, that's the best prize ever! Congratulations, Posey!



The Flutter Ponies tell us that they are holding a surprise celebration in honor of Honeysuckle's birthday. There is to be games, singing, presents, and in charge of all the yummy snacks are Bon-Bon, Cherries Jubilee, and Sweet Stuff. Now we know the food is going to be great! Let's all not miss this sure to be awesome surprise party!!



All of a sudden, in Paradise Estate, there just seems to be not enough room. The Bushwoolies and little pony friends are always staying over, so Mimic had the idea to build a guest room. And that precisely what Mimic, Glory, Dancing Butterflies, and Truly are now working on. If any other ponies wanna give them a hand, just meet them at Paradise Estate! I know I will!



OK, well, there's now two ponies who I think have a crush on each other. I mean, they do look made for each other! Tropical Pony Sea Breeze and WigWam, couple of the month!



That's about it for now, but Ponyland Gossip will be back next issue!!

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PONY PUZZLES
by Galaxy


GALAXY'S GREAT GUESSING GAME


Below you'll see a description of a pony. Try and figure out which pony is described! Answers below.



1. LIME GREEN WITH BLUE HAIR, TAF UNICORN WITH BUTTONS AND BOWS



2. BABY UNICORN, PEEK-A-BOO, PURPLE WITH WHITE HAIR AND WHITE BUNNY



3. SUMMER WING PONY, PINK WITH BLUE HAIR AND WHITE DOVE



4. RAINBOW HAIR PONY, WHITE WITH SPARKLY CONFETTI



5. BLUE RAINBOW HAIRED UNICORN, FLOWERS



6. BLUE EARTH PONY, PINK HAIR, BOWS



7. WHITE UNICORN, PURPLE HAIR/BLUE STREAK, COMET



8. YELLOW, YELLOW HAIR, TAF, BUTTERFLIES, PEGASUS



9. RAINBOW HAIR PONY, ROBIN'S EGG BLUE, UNICORN, SPARKLY RINGS AND PLANETS



10. PRINCESS PONY, YELLOW, PURPLE HAIR/TINSEL, EARTH PONY, RAISED JEWEL STAR





ANSWERS:



1. BUTTONS 2. BABY NODDINS 3. SKY DANCER 4. CONFETTI 5. STARFLOWER 6. BOW TIE 7. GLORY 8. DANCING BUTTERFLIES 9. MOONSTONE 10. PRINCESS STARBURST

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WHAT'S ''IN'' IN PONYLAND
by your riveting reporter Galaxy


The new fad-- the swimming team. Ever since the Sea Pony Swimming Race, us Little Ponies have gotten into it, too! Judging by the looks of things, there will be many more swimming races for ponies and Sea Ponies. The last pony swimming race was also the first. The winners, again, are: first place-- Princess Serena. Second place-- Moonstone. Third place-- Shady. And in this race, there was also a fourth place winner-- Firefly. "My wings got wet!!" she grumbled. "I can't believe SHADY beat me." Congrats, to all of you! Especially Shady, who thought she couldn't do anything!



Another new fad-- cool swimsuits!! Of course, this "in" thing really relates to the first one I mentioned, but it also is neat! Wind Whistler thinks wet suits are more practical, but Moondancer, Firefly, and many others agree it's much more fun to wear swimsuits. Glory brags about her new tie-dyed blue, yellow, and green one, but Pina Colada insists that her hot pink one with golden suns is prettier!



Computers are also big in Ponyland. Starlight got one for her birthday, but she lets everybody use it. Lofty, Bow-Tie, and Bubbles like it the most!

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PONY PUZZLES
by Galaxy


SWEET STUFF'S SCRAMBLERS


1. ABBY OINDDSN

2. UBOTTNS

3. YSTWTI ALIT

4. MUY UMY

5. UZEZRB

6. SSNIRPEC FETFAAT

7. FEIHC

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*THE PONY-FILES*
by Galaxy


Here's the deal, Pony Lovers.

Ever had (or have) one of those ponies that you just can't figure out who is? E-mail me at [email protected] with it's description and I;ll tell you who it is! The results will be in the newsletter next issue.



Galaxy

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PONY OF THE MONTH
Doodles
(Light pink twin with light pink hair and ABC on rump)
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Doodles and her twin, Noodles, were playing in a sandbox outside of the Lullabye Nursery. Doodles was digging a hole in the sand to see how deep it went.

"I don't think you'll ever get to the bottom of the sand," said Noodles. "You'll dig so far down you'll fall in and no one will ever find you again."

Doodles was annoyed at her brother. But her was probably just teasing. He was still annoying though. Then Doodles heard someone crying.

"Listen," she said to Noodles. "Someone's crying. Let's go see what's wrong."

"Okay," Noodles agreed.

They found Dibbles under a tree.

"What's wrong, Dibbles?" Doodles asked. "We heard you crying!"

Dibbles tearfully replied, "I can't find Nibbles anywhere! She was here about an hour ago, but then I went to get a snack and she was gone!" Dibbles started crying harder than ever.

"Don't worry, we'll find Nibbles," Noodles said. "Maybe she wondered off into the woods."

Doodles exclaimed, "Maybe she left hoofprints! Let's look!"

The three baby ponies searched around until Doodles yelled out excitedly, "Come over here! I think I found them!"

They all looked at the hoofprints Doodles found and agreed that they must be Nibble's.

"Look where they lead to," Noodles said. "Into the forest!"

"But we have to find Nibbles!" Dibbles exclaimed.

"I never said we weren't going into the forest!" Noodles said. "Of course we will!"

The hoofprints followed a trail, so they could follow that. They had walked a little ways when they came to a small pond.

"Let's jump in and cool off a little!" Doodles said excitedly.

Dibbles jumped in first, then Doodles and Noodles. They splashed around until they felt like walking further.

But Nibbles exclaimed, "Oh no! The trail ends ahead!"

"Maybe we'll find more hoofprints," Noodles said hopefully.

But when the three reached the end, they could not see any signs of Nibbles.

"I guess we'd better go home now," Dibbles said sadly. "Maybe Nibbles is back there now!"

But she didn't look to happy. When they got back to the pond, Doodles exclaimed, "Look! It's another path!"

And Noodles said, "And hoofprints on it!"

The ponies ran along the path, hoping to find Nibbles. Then Doodles saw an opening in a row of bushes, and Nibbles was inside, looking around sleepily.

"We found you!" Doodles said happily.

The four ponies walked back to the nursery, feeling glad that everyone was happy now.

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How many ponies with star in their name can you list? E-mail your answers to Tabby at [email protected]



LAST MONTHS CONTEST:

The correct answer was Turista(yellow with blue hair and sun on rump), an International pony.
The winners are:

First Prize- Galaxy, [email protected]

Second Prize- [email protected]

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Surprise!
By Magic


"Hey guys, guess what Wednesday is!" quizzed Patch as she walked into the ice cream shop Monday after school.

"Uh, Labor Day?" said Starlight.

"How about National Baker's Day?" asked Bon-Bon.

"No, I know! It's Chain Links' birthday!" exclaimed Melody.

"Nope. You're all wrong. Wednesday is MY birthday!" Patch told them.

"I'm really truly sorry I forgot, Patch," Sweetheart apologized.

"Hey, are you having a party?"

"Yeah, Lancer, it's on Saturday at one. I'm inviting everyone here."

"Oh, sorry Patch, but I can't come. I have a big soccer game."

"That's all right," confided Patch as she turned toward Teddy.

"I can't come either. It'll probably be dumb, anyway," Teddy said.

"Oh, thanks, I like you too," she replied sarcastically. "What about the rest of you guys?"

"I promised my mom I'd help her out here all day Saturday, since she broke her leg, sorry," explained Starlight.

"I'm going to visit Moki and her family and Sweetheart's coming with me," said Bright Eyes.

"I'm having my very first concert with the Rockin' Beats; sorry Patch," Melody said.

"What about you, Clover?" Patch asked her.

"Uh, I have a ballet recital; I'm really sorry, Patch," Clover whimpered.

"Well, there goes my party. I invite eight ponies and not a single one can come." She stomped out of the shop and headed home.

Once there, Patch lay in bed and thought. I've got to give them a lesson somehow. This was going to be so much fun, but now it's ruined. I know.......

* * *
The next day at school, Patch didn't seem upset anymore. She even seemed happy.

"I'm glad you got over the fact that we can't come to your party," Melody told her.

"Yeah, I guess you could say that......" The bell rang and everyone rushed into the building. Everyone had just settled in their seats when....

Whoosh!

"Ewwwwwwwww!" the class yelled. Melody stood up and saw a whoopee cushion on her seat.

"Gotcha!" Patch yelled, laughing.

Later in class, Bon-Bon tapped Patch on the shoulder. "Patch, can I borrow a pencil?"

"Sorry, I've only got a pen, but you can use that."

"Thanks." Bon-Bon smiled as she took it. She started writing with it, but it wouldn't work. She started shaking it and then looked inside. Splat! Ink flew all over her face. She was covered!

"Gotcha!" Patch yelled again.

At lunch, Patch gave Teddy, Lancer, Sweetheart and Clover rubber food instead of real. "Gotcha all!" she laughed hysterically.

When Bright Eyes went to the front of the class to read her report, Patch snickered.

"That was very good Bright Eyes, now take your seat," Miss Hackney commanded when she was done. Bright Eyes tried to leave, but her feet were stuck.

"Bright Eyes, I said take your seat," the teacher repeated, annoyed.

"I can't!" squealed Bright Eyes and the class laughed. It took half the school to finally pull her out of the thick layer of Stick Forever glue.

"Gotcha!"

* * *
After school, all the ponies were at the ice cream shop except Patch.

"She has been so annoying today!" sighed Bright Eyes.

"I think she's really truly just mad because we can't come to her party," Sweetheart put in kindly.

"Well, she's in for a big surprise," said Starlight while she poured chocolate syrup on her sundae. When she was finished, she took a bite. "Ummm, this is good, but it tastes strange for some reason."

"Starlight, are you feeling OK?" asked Clover.

"Yeah, why?"

"Look!" Starlight looked in one of the huge mirrors and gasped as she saw she was drooling and foaming at the mouth.

"Patch!"

"Gotcha!" Patch peeked in and then ran off.

* * *
The next day, as Patch headed towards their secret clubhouse, she realized no one else was even close. That's funny, she thought to herself as she approached the small white and blue building they called their house. She walked to the door and peered inside. It was dark and empty.

"I wonder where they are?" She cautiously opened the door.

"Surprise!" everyone yelled. Patch shook her head and looked. There were all her friends: Bon-Bon, Clover, Melody, Teddy, Lancer, Bright Eyes, Starlight and Sweetheart. There were balloons and confetti everywhere, and everyone had on a party hat. Even Teddy looked kind of happy. They all started singing: "Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!"

"Whoop dee doo, Whoop dee doo," Teddy said unenthused.

"Open up a present! Open up a present! Just for you! Just for you!" they finished. Then a colorful person jumped in.

"Hey, Patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" It was Binky the clown! He blew Patch out the door, but she held on to it. She came back in when he was done.

"Wow, thanks everyone! Now I feel really bad about all those jokes I played," she grinned, "but they were fun!"

Binky taught Patch how to be a good clown. "First you have to be very loud!" he yelled, "Like this, Hey Patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" She flew out the door again. "Hey Patch!!!!!!!" And again. "Hey Patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" He repeated it about five more times and then asked, "Can you guess what the second secret to being a good clown is?"

"Annoying?"

"Yeah, Patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" When she came back in, she said, "OK, now it's my turn. Hey Buddies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Everyone in the whole clubhouse flew out the door as if a tornado had swept them away. Binky tried to grab onto the door, but he was too heavy, so it broke under his weight. When he was back, patch asked him, "How was that?"

"Tweet, tweet. Tweet, tweet," Binky said as he fell on the floor dizzily. Everyone laughed.

"Here, Patch. Open up your present," said Melody, handing her a big box. She unwrapped quickly and lifted it up.

"Cool, a skateboard!" she exclaimed. "Thanks a lot!" She tore it out of the box and admired its green wheels and shiny yellow paint.

"Teddy bought it for you," Bon-Bon explained. "He didn't know about the Binky thing, but he wanted to get you something."

"Thanks, Teddy!" Teddy smiled for just about the first time in his life. Patch was so happy, she felt ready to burst. "This is the best birthday I've ever had!"



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MYSTERY PONY


Guess who this pony is:

Thin, pink body, gold and yellow hair, a bear sitting next to a bowl of porridge

and e-mail your answers to Galaxy at J854M.

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