Sunday, 31 August 2014

Week 166 Wrap Up

The lunatic is on the grass.
The lunatic is on the grass.
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs.
Got to keep the loonies on the path.

What a crazy week it's been.  Several lunatics managed to escape from the Ponyville Hospital, resulting in chaos throughout town.  Fortunately, no real harm was done, though apparently the local squirrel population has been complaining about getting chased up trees by a barking pony.

But then, there's always something crazy going on in this town.  Every day seems to bring some new form of insanity: odd forest animals, strange bug infestations, traveling party planners, dangerous forest animals,  powerful evil entities, giant dangerous forest animals...

Sometimes I wonder how the townsponies even manages to remain sane at all.

Fortunately, the local newsponies are ever ready to document this lunacy for the Ponyville Express, and some of their photos can be seen here.  Warning:  May not be for the faint of heart, or the sane of mind!



Gallery for Week 139



01. nunitko
Mad pony Pinkamena :D



02. ArtemaSunset
Submition to the theme "Mad Ponies"

It looks like you submitted the wrong picture to the blog, considering that your link goes to a different picture. Of course, Flandre is more than a little insane, so this pic still fits the theme quite well.


03. ScuriLevenstein


Upon Bon Bon's space she does infringe, with a smile that would make one cringe.


04. Molecular-Structure
Be careful. . .



05. Hotep Forgefer
Mad Dash :)

War. War never changes. Wait, wrong post-apocalyptic universe...


06. AkiroAlpha


I do hope he won't be late, for his very important date.


07. Bulbamario
LUNAcy. ;)



08. hip-indeed




09. HalflingPony
You said you wanted a M.A.D. pony, right?



10. AaronMk
"You start thinking too much about morality... That's insane..." Additional context in original description.

Maintaining one's sanity in an ongoing warzone is not easy. And that seems particularly true in the morally ambiguous Farcry universe.


11. dredaich




12. The Laughing Horror
Pinkie or Pinkamena

Her skills in the lab were a source of pride, but the results are something she must now Hyde.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Week 165 Wrap Up

Pony pulls the wagon. It's a mantra that has defined a generation. But these days, ponies have become much more versatile, capable of pulling all sorts of things. They can pull carriages, they can pull levers, they can pull ropes in a tug of war competition, and sometimes some unfortunate ponies can even pull a muscle. Back in the old day before steam locomotion, ponies would pull the trains. And you could be sure they were always on time.

Drawing isn't like pulling teeth you know. Sometimes, you can pull a fast one on yourself and think it's time to pull the plug, when in fact, it's time to stop pulling punches and pull up stakes. So pull yourselves together, this is no time to pull the wool over you eyes! Start pulling strings, pull rank, and pull out all the stops!

Wow, With all this pulling going on, you'd imagine ponies can get plum tired out. Maybe we should take a quick break, get a pull of cider, and take a load off.

Oh wait.

This door says Push. Nevermind then.


01. Cobralash


These two look so peaceful in the snow, as the cold makes their cheeks glow. - fetchbeer


02. Tokamak
Punch pulling a perfect pint! Of cider, we assume, though peary would be more alliterative. If you're in an area where the term is not used, "pulling a pint" refers to the motion a barman makes when they pull the lever that lets them dispense beer or another beverage into a glass, as Berry Punch is doing in the picture.

Cider is such a refreshing drink, though too much makes it hard to think. - fetchbeer


03. ScuriLevenstein


She must go shopping often for all her pets, and they must get annoyed if she forgets. - fetchbeer


04. dredaich


Looks like he's having fun with his plow, no field will remain unfarmed now! - fetchbeer


05. Scyphi


A spoonerism is even worse than a pun, you really should just run! - fetchbeer


06. hip-indeed


Does anyone really like this poor veggie, or would they rather give this pony a wedgie? - fetchbeer


07. Silverwisp


Nothing is worse than a slacker where you work, letting you pull their weight while they shirk. - fetchbeer

08. HalflingPony
Squirrel!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Week 164 Wrap Up

Buttons, buttons, who's got the buttons?  Why, we've got the buttons of course!  All kinds of buttons!  Black buttons, brown buttons, blue buttons, funny little Red Buttons, buttons of any color!  Coat buttons, shirt buttons, pants buttons... what do you mean you don't know what pants are?

Well, you'd better get ready to button down the hatches, as the sailor ponies say, because we've... what do you mean it's 'batten', not 'button'?

*Ahem*  At any rate, we've also got election buttons, convention buttons, poker buttons, Big Red Buttons... actually, that may not be the button for you.

...

But nonetheless, step inside, good sir and/or ma'am, and see our selection for yourself:



Gallery for Week 137



01. ScuriLevenstein


I've heard dragons are fond of wordplay tricks, but I think Spike here would rather carry sticks. - fetchbeer


02. dredaich


Who would put such a button here, where it could be pushed by any stallion or mare. - fetchbeer


03. hip-indeed


What has this pony so annoyed? I think that soon someone will be destroyed. - fetchbeer


04. HalflingPony
A Friend to Go With You

I hope that she's got a voodoo doll, a curse on him would not appall. - fetchbeer


05. The Laughing Horror
Stitch by stitch, stitching it together. Hook and eye couldn't you just simply die.

What horrors has this poor pony seen? Was it how they make gelatine? - fetchbeer


06. Silverwisp


Nothing ever slows this pony down, and she never even seems to frown. - fetchbeer


07. A Brony Account

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Week 163 Wrap Up

Ah, the wonders of fan conventions!  So many events and panels to attend.  So many guest speakers to get autographs from.  So many costumed visitors to see, and perhaps photograph.  So many vendor stalls to browse through, and merchandise to purchase.  So much overpriced con food to consume.  So many lines to stand in.  So many ball pits to spend an extra hour in...

I think I'm getting off-track here.

Nonetheless, conventions are a great social gathering, allowing people to meet online friends in person, potentially make new friends, and just spend time in the company of other people who share their interests.  Much like the ponies seen here:



Gallery for Week 136



01. ScuriLevenstein


The ends of lines are hard to find, but you'd only miss this one if you're blind! - fetchbeer


02. dredaich


Waving at her friends both old and new, though it's hard to say adieu. - fetchbeer


03. Tokamak
Princess Luna enjoys a bit of cosplay as much as the next pony.

Even princesses appreciate hard work, though this probably drives fanboys berserk. - fetchbeer


04. hip-indeed


No other pony likes rocks as much, though some may say she's out of touch. - fetchbeer


05. AmbroseButtercrust
And yet another meaning of con...

Was it an art crime that she committed? Or did she just want to see if this outfit fitted? - fetchbeer


06. A Brony Account
He takes his milk shaken, not stirred.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Week 162 Wrap Up

We just got a letter.
We just got a letter.
We just got a letter.
I wonder who it's from?

Yes! Nothing better than getting some mail from a friend. A letter, a package, an organ of unspecified origin shipped in ice from a country you've never heard of. Getting mail can be a chore, junk mail abounds, and sometimes those letters are just ponies who say you owe them bits, so you have to send them a delivery of said bits. It'd be pretty nice if you could get a package with bits in it every month.  That'd be pretty great. Sadly, this is not yet the case.

Of course, the opposite is true too. Sometimes packages can be wonderful. Some special item flown from the Amarezon Rainforest by special order, flown in by Pegasus carriers. Or, perhaps it's a gift from a friend... someone who just wants to tell you that they were thinking of you.  That you matter.  Special deliveries indeed.

Sometimes, deliveries can cause fire hazards in the main vendor hall! Or... well, that's another story entirely. But let's just say that sometimes the letters... well... they'll get to their destination alright. Maybe just not in the condition in which they were set.  My bad.  I just don't know what went wrong!



01. ScuriLevenstein


Where is this place to which packages are brought? Is it somewhere that giants fought? - fetchbeer


02. hip-indeed


This kind filly has brought me a note, though this means I need a a better moat. - fetchbeer


03. LiiinaDesu


I did not think ponies worked this way, It seems just a tad too cliche. - fetchbeer


04. Silverwisp


"Neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit can stay these mesengers abot their duty." Ankh-Morpork Post Office


05. AkiroAlpha


This pony has such a love of mail, and she's deliver it without fail! - fetchbeer

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Week 161 Wrap Up

They tell me that silence is golden, and honestly, I can see the value in that. I rather enjoy a quiet day, either all by myself with a nice cup of tea, or curled up with a love one... and... probably a nice cup of tea as well. I've never been one to seek out crowds and overly loud places. But the peace of the quiet night, that has always been my peaceful center.

And oh for those quiet moments where ponies can express themselves without speech. The expressions and movements made without speech can be all the more powerful. Words can lie, but it is far more difficult to make the body do so.

Of course, the silence doesn't hold peace alone... sometimes, there can be terror in the quiet darkness and the still of night... creatures out there... w-waiting... still... um... s-silent.

Y-you know what, nevermind... l-let's just um... look at the nice peaceful quiet art that was submitted this week... s-surely there's nothing out there... a-and to prove it... m-maybe I'll just go and um... hide under the covers... quietly... until whatever's not there goes away.  R-right...



01. Catseye-View


Singing to all your forest friends, always in the most hidden forest glens. - fetchbeer

02. Brab777


Sisters taking a peaceful doze, under a tree as it slowly grows. - fetchbeer

03. ArtemaSunset


This pony seems to be dark and broody, are the mean or just moody? - fetchbeer

04. ScuriLevenstein


One wonders how she lost her mouth, did she give it to a pony flying south? - fetchbeer

05. WovenTales
Submitting this stage so I had something to show before the week was up. Color's coming eventually, and makes it look a lot better.

Looking in awe at hatching eggs, waiting for the chicks with their tiny legs. - fetchbeer

06. Schluberlubs


She scares me with that giant gun, and in fact I think I'll run. - fetchbeer

07. F00Fdramon


A scrunched face and flailing tell, this creature surely escaped from hell. - fetchbeer

08. A Brony Account

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Week 160 Wrap Up

Oh, hello there, and welcome to the Ponyville Hospital.  We're ready to assist you no matter the problem.  So, what is troubling you?  Are you feeling ill?  Running a temperature?  Vomiting?  Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea?  No?  Then are you hurt, perhaps?  Did you twist your ankle, maybe?  Fall down the stairs?  Get launched off a seesaw?  Stub your hoof?  Cracked rib, bloody nose, knotted tail, bruised ego, reticulated spline... wait, you have a migraine?  And what do you mean, it just now started?  Well, I can certainly get some aspirin for you, but I don't think you needed to come to the hospital for that.

Oh, you came to visit somepony here?  Well, why didn't you just say so in the first place!  By all means, just let me know who you wish to visit and I'll escort...

*Paging Dr. Fine.  Paging Dr. Fine.*

Oops, gotta run.  Feel free to check the rooms until you find who you're looking for.  Just be careful not to disturb the other patients while doing so.

And yes, I'm totally a qualified doc-*collides with a wall*  Ow!  Uhh, you didn't see that...


Gallery for Week 133



01. Sunnybrook1
Beware the hazards of frolicking, especially when you haven't the proper training for it...maybe Pinkie Pie offers classes?

Injuries are no joke, especially when your leg gets broke. - fetchbeer


02. AaronMk
“Well that didn't turn out the way they planned. I'm still breathing and YOU'RE the one with malaria. You can tell them you tried but that means nothing, doesn't it?"



03. dredaich


It's no fun to be sick and stuck in bed, it would be nicer to be stuck anywhere else instead. - fetchbeer


04. Allonso Bronyguy




05. hip-indeed


Why does this pony despise pears? Lets just hope her hatred doesn't spread to stairs... - fetchbeer


06. Catseye-View




07. ScuriLevenstein


How did that pony get in the well, how on earth could she have fell? - fetchbeer


08. Nun2artzy
Status Effects are Serious Business



09. Scyphi


A stomach is sometimes not to nice, and can get upset at even rice. - fetchbeer


10. A Brony Account




11. HalflingPony