Sunday, 22 February 2015

Week 191 Wrap Up

Hmm... 'Fluff'.

You know? Invidlord's right, that is kind of a funny word.

At any rate, let's get to the main event, shall we? Or perhaps I should call it the 'mane' event. This week has been all about the mane, after all. Nice, big, fluffy manes being restyled like there's no tomorrow! Though in some cases, the mane ended up a fair bit less fluffy than before. It's a good thing that we've also got some ponies here that are just fluffy in general to help balance things out.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm afraid that I've got some cleaning to do. Somepony evidently attempted a 'peanut butter and fluff' joke, and I have to take care of the resulting mess...

Gallery for Week 164

01. Harric Mills
For Week 191: So, as far as fluffy goes, some ponies may be more fluffy then others...but as this is more fluffy then my usual work would be, I'm hoping it would be considered :P Thanks!

That's quite a grin with so much fluff, I guess she enjoys growing scruff. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745

It's always nice to change your mane, just don't choose a style that's a pain - fetchbeer

03. Paradoxical
Fwuffy Mac!

Whoever did this will soon pay, unless they had the foresight to run away. - fetchbeer

04. Vaser888

How does this pony have so much fluff? Keeping it looking good must be tough. - fetchbeer

05. Cobralash

A short mane may get some flack, but time will bring all that hair back. - fetchbeer

06. ScuriLevenstein

A mane can attract some odd attention, and everypony loves an adoring mention. - fetchbeer

07. Philith

Beware of things that harbor an electric charge, for it often causes hair to enlarge. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Week 190 Wrap Up

I got it! Can you believe it? I got my big break! I've finally managed to get into the Merchant's Guild, and thus have fulfilled my dream of becoming a street merchant! And look at this: A merchant's stall filled with all manner of ju... err, rare priceless treasures! Why, just take a look at this exquisite crystal chalice. Made from the finest Northern Crystal, it's scintillating, luminous, and guaranteed never to break! *kish*

Well, what do you know. It broke. Hmm, perhaps that guy who makes those chicken mosaics would be interested in these shards...

Oh, right. You're still here, my lovely customer-to-be! And we can't ignore the customer, now can we? Perhaps we can find something else here that would intrigue you... *shuffles through his wares*

Ah, now here's something of true value: an art book! And not just any art book, mind you, but one focused on those who, much like myself, have had their big break. But don't just take my word for it, feel free to take a look for yourself:

Gallery for Week 163

01. Speedy526745

A volcanic sauna to relax, although the safety is a little lax. - fetchbeer

02. ScuriLevenstein

what has this pony come to stalk?Or is she looking for a new rock? - fetchbeer

03. Vaser888

Looking down so far from the moon, the height alone could make you swoon. - fetchbeer

04. Philith
I could have gone meta and drawn almost anything what with taking a big break from drawing and all; but I didn't.

What horror it is to end up with hands, lets hope she didn't have any hoofed plans. - fetchbeer

05. A Brony Account

Never do things because they're cool, or you'll end up just a fool. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Week 189 Wrap Up

Some ponies say that money is the root of all evil. Others say the root of all evil is an actual physical manifestation of Evil that possesses ponies who have fallen from grace, but that's besides the point. Bits, gold, gems, and more; wealth can take many forms. And maybe even more than physical wealth.

Dragons wallow in massive hoards of wealth, known to the ounce. Ponies don't really have a need for piles of bits and coins. They'd be awfully uncomfortable to lay on, I'd imagine. Not to mention hard to walk through. And gems are pretty pointy, you wouldn't want one poking into hoof. So, maybe a hoarding pony is a little out of the question. Unless they're hoarding something like sweaters, or kittens.  Actually... that'd be adorable.

This week we have many ponies who have, for better or worse, struck it rich. Giant gems and rich geodes, greedy sneaks and pictures of love to show what true wealth really is. So take a moment to find your center, look not with greed or jealousy, lest a terrible Dragon Sickness take you, and sneak a peek at riches beyond imagining in this week's gallery.

Gallery for Week 162

01. Paradoxical
The memes have been doubled!

One wonders what that glow is from, of what else is soon to come. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745
Not sure how she managed to pull this one off...

Where do you find such big gems? The certainly don't grow on a plants stems. - fetchbeer

03. Allonso Bronyguy
A pony striking it rich When I saw the prompt, the first thing I thought of was someone becoming a new parent. Then I thought of Twilight, the character whose days of beginning motherhood would be the most stressful. Having a baby throws everything orderly about life right out the window. Twilight, with her OCD, perfectionism and tendency to panic attacks would be blindsided by motherhood. I can see her as the mom that has read every book there is on every child-rearing subject. If any of you watched the TV show House, I think it would be like when Cuddy is first getting used to her adopted daughter and pulls a used diaper out of her purse when the child services guy drops by for a visit. But then, in one of the rare quiet moments, when she feels the warmth of her daughter against her and watches her chest rise and fall as she sleeps, Twilight will realize that all the chaos, all the sleepless nights, all the diapers and imperfectness her life has fallen to is worth it; because this little person is the most beautiful, most precious, perfect thing in the world.

What precious magic a child is, though this pony may prefer a quiz. - fetchbeer

04. Cobralash

About time this pony had some luck, instead of having things just run amok! - fetchbeer

05. ScuriLevenstein

Some ponies go crazy for a little snack, but usually they don't attack. - fetchbeer

06. Vaser888

How do these things get quite so big? And to get this you may need a bigger twig. - fetchbeer

07. RemnantViscera
Because real life is way easier than being original.

Always be aware of what you are being roped in to, or you may end up with too much work to do. - fetchbeer

08. A Brony Account

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Week 188 Wrap Up

What should I write here? I... just can't decide! So let's just cut to the chase and show this week's creations right now!

No, wait. That would set a terrible precedent. If I did that, then I would feel like I could get away with just writing a line or two in future blog entries. And so would the other mods. We don't need that sort of laziness around here, so write a full post it is!

But what's the point of trying to write a full entry if I can't figure out what to write? I could end up taking far too long and overshoot the deadline. And you know what that means: I'd be tardy! And we all know what happens when somepony is tardy. Chaos! Corruptive magic! Love poisons! No, wait, that was a different episode...

Bah, I just can't decide what to do. We need something here, but I just can't seem to decide exactly what it should be. I must say that it certainly would be great if a post just appeared out of nowhere... *looks up*


Well, I guess that would work. So, let's go ahead and show this week's creations! And as a side note, why do I have this sudden craving for waffles?

Gallery for Week 161

01. Speedy526745

So many places that one could go, but which one has thebest show? - fetchbeer

02. Paradoxical
This is also my submission for the "friend off" Fan-art for Pastel Pony's "Numbers"

Ponies wrapped around another's hoof, though some would rather stay aloof. - fetchbeer

03. Cobralash

There are many creatures that you can choose, but none that match your rainbow hues. - fetchbeer

04. Vaser888
just a quick simple sketch

Deep thought can bring some funny faces, but at least such things leave no traces. - fetchbeer

05. ScuriLevenstein

What has this strange being done? Or is he just having fun? - fetchbeer

06. RemnantViscera
Because watchmen references are totally appropriate for ponies. I defy you to say otherwise!

There are easier ways to make decisions, especially about your provisions. - fetchbeer

07. A Brony Account

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Week 187 Wrap Up

Who's a Silly Pony?

It's a question which has baffled scholars since they first named diminutive equines, and philosophers first created the concept of 'silliness'. Yes, since the times of the ancient Greek forums, the debate has raged. Who IS a silly pony?

While today, most everyone agrees that it is, in fact, Applejack, who is a silly pony, many heated debates still spring up around this topic. Is Rainbow Dash not also a silly pony? Is she quantifiably sillier than Applejack in any given measurement of silliness? Perhaps!

And so, today, we look at the collected evidence of our past weeks research into the subject.  Do we have a definitive answer? No, I'm sure we don't. How can we hope to answer in a week what the greatest minds of our time struggle their entire lives to determine?

None the less, we present to you all, the art of silliness. I hope you all take a moment to pause, reflect, put on glasses with a fake nose, and dance around while playing a kazoo or party noise maker.

01. Paradoxical
How Many Legs Does Pinkie have? Answer: There are no legs.

How does one stand on legs like this? Something seems to be amiss. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745
Whadaya mean "even the orange ponies can be silly?"

With metal wound around one's hooves, one wonders if her gait improves. - fetchbeer

03. Cobralash

Everyone should have both wings and horn, and no one should feel at all forlorn. - fetchbeer

04. Vaser888
I knew I was going to draw this ever since the new theme was announced :)

Muffins from bricks are not commonly found, though her ability to find them does astound. - fetchbeer

05. ScuriLevenstein

Window sills are a little fragile, and to use them one must be agile. - fetchbeer

06. RemnantViscera
Um. Please forgive me for my artistic sin, I'll try harder next time, I promise.

These ponies should have run when they had the chance, before this carousel did entrance. - fetchbeer

07. AaronMk
Dear Celestia, send more food. Pinkie ate it all.

08. HalflingPony

09. ABronyAccount

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Week 186 Wrap Up

Ahh, it's been a good week. Basking in the glow of all these ponies happy smiles. The warmth of the radiant sunshine, or perhaps the glowing aura of the mysterious moon? Well, no matter the source, ponies just seem to generally enjoy the light, don't they?  Even Eternal Night isn't all that gloomy when you look up into the sky and see the moon and stars lighting the way... of course, there are other problems with eternal night, but that's not what we're here for this time!

Sunlight, Moonlight, Neon light, or just plain light bulbs, a glow isn't necessarily something coming from outside. Some ponies possess an inner glow, a warmth and light from within that bolsters those around them. They stand up against the dark, laughing at the scary, radiating with kindness, or generosity.  They are loyal, faithful, honesty, and... well, I think you may guess who I'm referring to with that.

And, of course, I'd be remiss without referring to the radiant beauty of a special somepony... but... that might just be me. It's... it's all in the eyes. Those kind of eyes which draw you into the infinite depths, like the light of eternity which makes even the stars seem dim and garish. Her smile, like a warm hug that raises the heart up to the heavens. *sigh*... I think I'm in love.

Err... I mean... art! That's what you're here for, right? These shining examples of this weeks theme, all presented here. So brighten up, take a look, and shine on you crazy diamonds!

01. Speedy526745

More precise you should probably be, or more neon nights I do foresee. - fetchbeer

02. Vaser888
Had a lot of fun drawing this^^

Watching the stars shine so far away, wondering what you missed during the the day. - fetchbeer

03. Paradoxical
It's not easy to make a pony look radiant. And to make Pinkie look radiant, not normal for Pinkie it's harder than usual. I think I acquitted myself well. I have some examples of prototypes for this picture and my thoughts on them at my deviantart account.

Is this the one ring to rule them all? Or maybe just those in the mall? - fetchbeer

04. ArtemaSunset

Does this pony glow in the dark? Or maybe this is just a static spark. - fetchbeer

05. cobralash

A small creature in a jar to light the gloom, and bring a glimmer to your room. - fetchbeer

06. DazDroid1995
Let the night rave on

Glowing streaks floating in the air, a wandering eye will quickly ensnare. - fetchbeer

07. DCHorror

Magic can be a tricky thing, and explosive surprises it can bring. - fetchbeer

08. dredaich

This pony is just to bright to see, though someone blind before might disagree. - fetchbeer

09. RemnantViscera
Firefly is best pony.

Running down a rainbow's light, having a bit of fun in mid flight. - fetchbeer

10. ScuriLevenstein

Always wondered what happens when the lights are off? It may just involve a giant moth. - fetchbeer

11. HalflingPony
A Relationship Full of Warm Feelings

12. A Brony Account

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Week 185 Wrap Up

Well, it's that time again. Time to look back over the past week and see what sort of artwork has been created. And I was looking forward to seeing everyone's artwork, but I just don't know what to expect. You see, I've got a little problem: I can't remember what the theme is.

Looking back, I have a pretty good idea of why this is. I've been distracted by life and gaming and Twitch streams; I just haven't been paying any attention to art. And as I move forward into the future, I will need to focus more on this. I don't want to have this sort of conversation with you guys again, after all. Or with the other admins; that sort of back-and-forth is just not fun!

But let's back it up a bit here. I doubt that you guys care all that much about such issues. It's time for me to stop looking back, and instead be more forward thinking. So, let's go forth and take a look at the art created this week; that's what you're here for after all!

Gallery for Week 158

01. Speedy526745
If it's too small to read everything clearly here, I invite you to view it in my dA gallery.

No one knows what lies ahead, you just have to keep an even tread. - fetchbeer

02. Vaser888
not really an improvement for this drawing but whatever

A little phoenix born from ash and flame, one wouldn't think it could be tame. - fetchbeer

03. Cobralash

Always dreaming of wonderful things, with just the cutest wings. - fetchbeer

04. Silverwisp
"She was more beautiful than that."

A dragon is a tad too fond of shiny things, even if it's to heavy to carry off with claws and wings. - fetchbeer

05. Paradoxical
Looking back at shabbat and/or forward to the week.

Some ponies have no patience for custom or ritual, and merely wish to resume their brainless vigil. - fetchbeer

06. dredaich

What exactly did she put in her mane, is she trying to cause eye strain? - fetchbeer

07. AaronMk

These are ponies of constant sorrow, and they will still be running on the morrow. - fetchbeer

08. RemnantViscera
Comment, comment, comment! *ahem* I seriously need to sleep at some point.

Accepting something new into your life, really help save one from strife. - fetchbeer

09. ScuriLevenstein

Some ponies just like to monologue, though he could just be trying to start a dialogue. - fetchbeer

10. A Brony Account