Sunday, 20 April 2014

Week 147 Wrap Up

Culture is a truly rich and diverse thing.  Throughout the ages, many nations have left their cultural mark upon the world, and many continue to have a cultural impact now.

Of course, Equestria is no different.  From the Bridleway musicals of Manehattan, and the aerial performances of Cloudsdale's Wonderbolts, to the fashionable elite of Canterlot itself, ponykind has quite rich cultural traditions all its own.  And here's a selection of cultural examples for your perusal:

Gallery for Week 120

01. Catseye-View

Do these winged ponies bring peace or war? They seem at least to be improving the sky's decor. - fetechbeer

02. ScuriLevenstein

Some ponies don't know their own shade, though this should not cause them to be dismayed. - fetchbeer

03. dredaich

Culture doesn't mean just a beard and hat, but it's alright to start with that. - fetchbeer

04. Invidlord
Smashing tea, just smashing.

Cliches suit some rather well, and at this one he does excel. - fetchbeer

05. HalflingPony

Some ponies dislike curds and whey, and would rather have non dairy places to play. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Week 146 Wrap Up

The generation gap is a prevalent problem in today's society.  Ponies of the first generation are extremely different from those in the third and fourth.  And many refuse to even acknowledge the second.  The rapid cultural changes over the years have surely contributed to some of these generational differences as well.  Researchers have tried to find ways to bridge the so called gap so that ponies of all generations can work together in... well. 'Harmony.' but some still resist that there's any relation between them.

These ponies today with their high tech animation rigs in flash and their fancy schmancy followings.  They don't know for difficult.  Back in my day, ponies had to walk up hill both ways to get to Midnight Castle.  Nightmare Moon?  Bah, Tirek was thrice the villain she was.  Non-redeemable and filled with darkness, he'd turn a pony into a shadow creature just for looking at him funny.

Of course these G4 kids, eh, they have good heads on their shoulders.  They just need to remember their elders sometimes.  I bet Firefly could teach Rainbow Dash a trick or two.  Of course, our Twilight and Spike were quite a bit different back then.  None of this Sparkle stuff.  Applejack... well she didn't have her hat, I guess.

But oh look at the time!  It's a bit late for me, and you're probably wondering what all this old-timey talk is about.  Well, maybe not.  You've been looking back and taking a lesson from the past this week, and hopefully learned a thing or two from your elders.  Let's take a look at what the bounty of age and experience have granted:

01. neme567

To some it would com as a surprise, to know these two were once the same size. - fetchbeef

02. Cobralash

03. ScuriLevenstein

With this pony don't disagree, otherwise you'll be beaten in 3d! - fetchbeer

04. hip-indeed

05. Catseye-View

Be wary of what you wish, or through the sky you may swish. - fetchbeer

06. Banaizen

07. dredaich

The large head and blocky nose, this ponies vintage shows. - fetchbeer

08. Philith

09. AmbroseButtercrust

One wonders where she got those fancy marks, and how she handles the remarks. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Week 145 Wrap Up

Her lustrous mane, tied back into a ponytail, forelocks hanging down, the most beautiful shade of blue.  Her eyes like deep pools, and her smile, a smile that lights up the world.  She's amazing, wonderful, and... err... oh, um... sorry.  I was just lost there, a vision of beauty within my mind, utterly captivating me, making me lose focus, and think only about her lovely... err... oops.  I mean, Yes.  Captivating!

Utterly enraptured, caught in the moment by something that stops you in your tracks.  Be that an aforementioned look from a special somepony that traps your heart, to something odd or unusual that makes the eyes linger, trying to divine its purpose.

Or, according to Big Mac, the simplest tool for captivating a pony is a Net.  Hmm.  That might be capturing a pony, not captivating.  Still, anything that'll hold your undivided attention... and with your undivided attention, allow me to direct you below to this weeks enthralling entries.  Just don't let yourself get lost in them...

01. Catseye-View

Watching aerobatics far above, this filly finds her true love. - fetchbeer

02. neme567

03. Goggle Sparks

Joke warfare was banned so long ago, but sometimes treaties are rather slow. - fetchbeer

04. Philith
Second week in a row with a visual pun

05. ScuriLevenstein

Do you dare risk this ponies infectious disease, or does her new demeanor please? - fetchbeer

06. Wyneon

07. HalflingPony
Love at First Sight

Giant bubbles floating by, so pretty as they slowly fly. - fetchbeer

08. dredaich

09. hip-indeed
Wooo first time back doing this in nearly a year! Good to be home!

A good book can take you well away, to any time of any day. - fetchbeer

10. ForwardBias

11. A Brony Account
dun dun DUN!!!!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Week 144 Wrap Up

A hat! A hat! My kingdom for a hat! Or was that a horse? I don't even know...

But yes, hats! Hats, headdresses, and various other forms of headwear, that's what we've got this week. Everything from cowboy hats and classic wizard wear, to high-tech regalia and even other ponies! But let's not lose our heads over all of this, and instead just see what we've got:

Gallery for Week 117

01. neme567
Nope that is not Pinkie Pie whatsoever.

This pony seems to have a brand new face, not an easy thing to replace! - fetchbeer

02. Cynos-Zilla

03. K4nK4n (aka Applestack)
Applestack's hat always makes her look fancy, no matter what mood or present fashion she's in.

She's spent some time working out, so that her muscles become a thing to flout. - fetchbeer

04. MixedScales
Heavy is the head that wears that crown.

05. ScuriLevenstein

Leave creatures be in their habitat, even if you want their hat. - fetchbeer

06. Catseye-View

07. Cobralash

Heavy not is the head that wears this crown, though it may be different when she comes down. - fetchbeer

08. AmbroseButtercrust
fanart for flutter-lost tumblr

09. Philith

That does not seem to be a hat, though it seems to have caused some combat! - fetchbeer

10. dredaich

11. Abyssal Emissary
Don't ask. I haven't got a clue.

So many ponies on this chapeau, though they might cause some pain in that neck below. - fertchbeer

12. AkiroAlpha

13. A Brony Account

This bunny is not happy about the pancake, and some heads he may soon break. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Week 143 Wrap Up

Ah, excellent, you're here.  I've been reviewing the reports, and I have to say, I'm impressed.  Everything is filled out properly, all the panels are colored and... what's that you say?  These are comic books?  Well I'm not entirely sure what that has to do with this discussion.  You see, my inbox is very full... yes, those are more comic books.  They are printed on paper, no?  I didn't say what kind of paperwork I'd be reviewing today, did I?  What?  You thought I would be reading dry performance reviews?  Ha... no.

See, this office is in a bit of a disarray... ever since the new manager came on board, and switched all the new systems over from e-mail to paper airplane, well, it's harder to get your message to the right person, that's for sure.  You need really good aim.  And possibly a lot of airplanes.  It's harder than it looks.  But well, morale is way up of course.

But yes, as I was saying.   Your review.  There's a lot of really good stuff in here.   In fact, here.  I know I'm not supposed to let you see your internal review... but well, I think we can all agree that there's some stuff you need to see in here.  What's that?  A raise?  Well... we can talk about that later.  But first, let's take a look at the art at hand.  And please, let me be the first to encourage more doodling on your meeting notes.

01. neme567
Discord, that is not the way you work with paperworks.

There's nothing I would rather do, than my job and paperwork eschew. - fetchbeer

02. Cobralash

03. ScuriLevenstein

Be wary of what you put into your magic dragon, or to deliver mail you'll need a wagon. - fetchbeer

04. Goggle Sparks

05. TheBigApple

Always yelling about the losing teams, as they run about with their petty schemes. - fetchbeer

06. HalflingPony

07. Abyssal Emissary
I did it at night. Just like Luna. Luna best pony!

08. A Brony Account

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Week 142 Wrap Up

Ponies are an innately gregarious species, and any given pony will typically spend as much time as possible in the company of other ponies. Work is typically done in teams to make the job go faster, while recreation is likewise done in groups to make the time more enjoyable.

But this is not always the case, and sometimes, whether by happenstance or intent, a pony must go it alone. Perhaps a workmate is out sick, or a friend got called away for an urgent task. Perhaps they themselves got called in for an urgent job, and had no time to find somepony to assist them. Perhaps their family accidentally left them behind when they went on vacation, and... well, you know the rest. Or perhaps they simply wish to be alone for a time. Not every pony is as gregarious as the species as a whole typically is, and even the most outgoing of ponies needs a little alone time now and then.

But at any rate, you came here to look at art, not listen to me ramble. So I shall now leave you be, so that you can see what's been created:

Gallery for Week 115

02. neme567
And yes, he loves the original Snow Queen fairy tale. P.S. Don't tell anybody, that will ruin his reputation.

There are some secrets you hope no one will discover, though you could always just conceal the cover. - fetchbeer

03. Goggle Sparks

04. Catseye-View

Pinkie is never quite completely alone, there's always someone to help eat her scone. - fetchbeer

05. dredaich

06. ScuriLevenstein

Ponies with parts of their names removed, though for one at least their mood improved. - fetchbeer

07. Frostspear

08. Abyssal Emissary

Alone despite being in a crowd, that's something that should not be allowed. - fetchbeer

09. GeminiShadows