Sunday, 14 December 2014

Week 181 Wrap Up

Oh dear, I'm gonna be late! I gotta write this quickly, if I'm gonna have any chance of finishing before the deadline. I wish I could've started working on this earlier, but things have just been so hectic recently. Between working on various projects, the Newbie Artist's Training Grounds, and helping to run the ATG Alumni, I've just got so much time and so little to do!

Scratch that, reverse it.

And I'm not the only one who's been busy as of late. A great many people have been rushing around, trying to accomplish all that they need and/or want to do. But fortunately, some time was found for more creative purposes, showcasing some of the ponies who have been very busy in their own right:

Gallery for Week 154

01. Blastradiuss
Who said I'm stressed?? I'm not stressed. I'm just fine! *twitch twitch* STOP SAYING I'M STRESSED! waffles.

So many things and no time at all, almost makes you want to bawl. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745

Be careful of books stacked far too high, for soon things may go awry. - fetchbeer

03. dredaich

So tired after so much work, but that's not a thing one can shirk. - fetchbeer

04. ScuriLevenstein

No matter the fatigue the show must go on, even if you must suppress a yawn! - fetchbeer

05. Jezendar
When Minuette volunteered to help set up for the Equestrian Winter Games, she never really considered exactly how many different sports would be showcased, or how much equipment they would collectively utilize.

Why do these sports take so much gear? Why can't they all just use a spear? - fetchbeer

06. A Brony Account

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Week 180 Wrap Up

Over the past several weeks, we've seen pony themes covering all four of the classical elements of nature: Water Ponies, Air Ponies, Earth Ponies, and Fire Ponies. And now, we add Crystal Ponies to the list. Now you may be wondering why Crystals would be important in this set of themes. After all, a crystal would normally be considered part of the Earth element. The reason would be the centerpiece of crystal pony civilization: the Crystal Heart! This artifact's magical power connects directly to the emotional state of the empire's citizens, with the Heart's magic growing stronger as the crystal ponies emotions grow more positive.

Indeed, this artifact shows pretty clearly that 'Heart' can be a very powerful force. And when you combine Heart with the classic four elements, you get a force for good that no corrupt villain can stand against! So, all together now:


By your powers combined, I am Captain Equestria!

Gallery for Week 153

01. nunitko

Such a shiny little pony, and only slightly stony. - fetchbeer

02. Speedy526745

How does one become this shade of blue? Do you use a dyed shampoo? - fetchbeer

03. Blast

Just standing there being green, all calm and lovely and serene. - fetchbeer

05. ScuriLevenstein

Public restroom attract strange folks, though at least no one in this one smokes. - fetchbeer

06. dredaich

This pony seems to be their own night light, at least they won't have a nocturnal fright. - fetchbeer

07. Schluberlubs

Charging at the enemy at full speed, hoping that you'll be the one to succeed! -fetchbeer

08. DazDroid1995
Crystel Hall

Frozen in place for all of time, creating an atmosphere quite sublime. - fetchbeer

09. AaronMk
"Her... Majesties Celestia of Equestria. Empress of the ponykind, queen of Unicornia, and of Pegasopolis, and of Canterlot and Earth. Duchess of the Everfree. Raiser of the sun, first of her... their name of the Celestial House. Slightly more serious attempt at the EQD ATG prompt."

The throne from which the sun is raised, and on which her majesty is praised! - fetchbeer

10. HalflingPony
Denizens of the Frozen North

Always be open to make a new friend, though carnivores i can't recommend. - fetchbeer

11. A Brony Account

Now obsessed with nicer glasses, at least now he no longer torments the masses. - fetchbeer

12. Jezendar

Was this pony exposed to radiation? Or did sugar cause this aberration? - fetchbeer

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Week 179 Wrap Up

Have you ever gotten angry at something? Like, really angry? Red-faced, blood-boiling, steam-coming-out-of-your-ears enraged? So angry that you feel like you're gonna burst into flames?

Everyone feel a little hot under the collar now and then. Sometimes, more than just 'a bit'. It always helps to have a means of calming ourselves down for such occasions, ways to cool off when we feel like we're gonna self-immolate. One way is to look at fanart of settings we enjoy, like the pony-themed art below. Which happens to feature several ponies bursting into flames.
Hmm. Maybe this isn't such a good idea, after all.

Gallery for Week 152

01. AaronMk
"Those aren't pots! They're SILVER VASES OF NAZIAH!"

Magic that makes armies disappear, that is indeed something to fear. - fetchbeer

02. ScuriLevenstein

Do ponies make good ammunition? Or was to be a cannonball their ambition? - fetchbeer

03. Speedy526745

Such an adorable little firebug, dismissing those flames with a little shrug. - fetchbeer

04. dredaich

A flaming mane and burning tail, extinguishing them seems of no avail. - fetchbeer

05. HalflingPony
The Phoenix Master - Revisited

Rising from the ashes with hooves and horn, differently this phoenix is reborn. - fetchbeer

06. hip-indeed

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Week 178 Wrap Up

Oh... sure... um... ask the Pegasus to write up the info on the subject of keeping your hooves on the ground.  I mean um... I guess it's good to walk about on the ground from time to time, right? I'm sure there's a few reasons...

I mean... walking on the ground IS the best way to see the beautiful snow up close this time of year... I know not everypony likes the snow, but I do. And I've learned in the past that seeing things from the ground can give you a whole new perspective... you know, even for ponies on the ground. Have you ever taken a moment to just look where you are?

Keeping on the ground can also mean staying sane, keeping things together, and moving ahead in full confidence of yourself. Strength. Stability. Endurance. Keeping yourself grounded is a key to setting reasonable goals, and to taking the steps necessary to complete them. It's a successful pony who can stay grounded and keep the task at hoof in mind.

So, with a steady hoof, and a solid foundation, we shall forge ahead!  Now then, let's see what everypony is doing this week now that we've got all four hooves planted firmly, and safely, on the ground:

Gallery for Week 151

01. Speedy526745

It takes some time for plants to grow, but eventually your work will show. - fetchbeer

02. Sunnybrook1
A pegasus youth - weary, orphaned, and alone - trudges away from what was once his home, now looted and razed to the ground by bandits. Burdened by his loss he has completely forgotten about the wings on his back, and his hooves guide him towards an uncertain future...

I hope this poor pony recovers soon, otherwise he may just swoon. - fetchbeer

03. dredaich

This pony's hooves don't leave the ground, but they still manage to fly around! - fetchbeer

04. ScuriLevenstein

You'll never keep Dash down here long, for in the clouds she does belong. - fetchbeer

05. A Brony Account

This is indeed quite a feat, leaving hoof prints down the entire street. - fetchbeer

06. Bulbamario

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Week 177 Wrap Up

This has been a week for those who can take to the skies whenever they wish! A celebration for the pegasi, for the gryphons, for the airship pilots, and for all others who are not bound to the ground! A time to cheer for everypony who does not spend their lives toiling away within a tiny cubicle!

Hmm. Is it stuffy in here, or is it just me?

But at any rate, how great would it be to be able to take wing and fly away from all your troubles. To feel the wind on your face, as you soar above the clouds. To not be stuck in this little room all day...

Jealous? No, no, I'm not the slightest bit jealous of them. Not the slightest bit...

Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to get some air.

Gallery for Week 150

01. K4nK4n
Applestack, piloting an F7F Tigercat heavy fighter plane, custom-painted with her own hat scheme and cutie mark.

One wonders where this pony got this equipment, and what became of the rest of the shipment. - fetchbeer

02. AWonderingWolf
Brace the wind and take to the sky!

The feeling of flying through the air, leaves one without another care. - fetchbeer

03. AaronMk

A vicious streak a mile wide, this pony is not one easily denied. - fetchbeer

04. Speedy526745
Thaumcraft users will understand what Derpy's doing.

Some magic takes to much work, and drive lesser creatures to be berserk. - fetchbeer

05. dredaich

Such an up and coming business scheme, which sure makes this foal's eyes gleam! - fetchbeer

06. ScuriLevenstein

Be original making demands of strangers, otherwise you'll end up like the lone rangers. - fetchbeer

07. hip-indeed

Some creatures are more adapted to the air, which others may find unfair. - fetchbeer

08. HalflingPony
Aerial Reconnaissance

09. A Brony Account

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Week 176 Wrap Up

Under the sea!
Under the sea!
Darling, it's better down where...


Oops, wrong merfolk song.

The oceans are a mysterious realm, and many a sailor can tell a variety of tales about what one may encounter out there. Some of them might even be true. But the realms beneath the waves are far more mysterious than the surface, a place where few dare tread for a very simple reason: we can't breathe down there! Or at least, not without specialized gear.

The oceans of Equestria aren't much different from our own, undersea realms of danger and mystery that can't be visited without specialized gear, or perhaps magic. But intelligent life can be found on the ocean floor, flitting along the coral reefs and exploring deep trenches. And recently a small number of expert divers have traveled to these exotic locales to take photographs of these aquatic equines known simply as the seaponies. And here's a selection of the pictures they've brought back, along with a couple of photos of the divers and sailors themselves:

Gallery for Week 149

01. Speedy526745

Deep below the ocean's swell and swirl, a lucky diver may find a pearl. - fetchbeer

02. ScuriLevenstein

Waiting in the deep with giant claws, this pony may give others pause. - fetchbeer

03. AaronMk
Oh the subtleties needed in not doing a anime humanization with natural hair color...

Standing at attention for far too long, just to show that you are strong. - fetchbeer

04. dredaich

Fins and gills to live beneath the waves, where those without may find their graves. - fetchbeer

05. Catseye-View

With that suspicious smirk, I wonder if this seapony is a hero or a jerk. - fetchbeer

06. hip-indeed

Some things in the sea are rather sweet, though the cute ones may sink a fleet. - fetchbeer

07. A Brony Account

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Week 175 Wrap Up

Darkness creeps across the land,
The midnight hour close at hand.
Ponies walk about the town,
Seeking sweets to guzzle down.
They move along from house to house,
Finding sights that raise hairs,
And also the candy they crave on,
This evening full of Nightmares!
(Paraphrased from Michael Jackson's Thriller.)

It is the time for monsters and witches, for demons and dragons. A time when werewolves howl at the moon even as witches fly across it. A time when ghosts and ghouls go on the prowl, and reapers answer the doorbell.
And it's also a time for candy, of course! Chocolate, and gumdrops, and lollipops, oh my!
Nightmare Night is a beloved holiday for many foals, and for those of all ages that hold a bit of darkness in their hearts. Like the ponies seen here:

Gallery for Week 148

01. Speedy526745

A green lizard and a plumber, as they celebrate the end of summer. - fetchbeer

02. Scyphi

A pop up ad that's quite a surprise, usually those things are naught but lies. - fetchbeer

03. Catseye-View

A bit of blood brings out the color of your eyes, though you may soon need a new disguise. - fetchbeer

04. HalflingPony
"I've Ch-Changed My Mind!"
Method actors can go too far, and to others may seem bizarre. - fetchbeer

05. Cobralash

Going as your favorite ruler, though you should have gone first to your jeweler. - fetchbeer

06. A Brony Account

Some ponies always worry about their friends, though I doubt she'll need to make amends. - fetchbeer

07. ScuriLevenstein

Having wings does not grant flight, and you may plummet out of sight. - fetchbeer

08. dredaich

Tying on a horn and wings, can make you look like many things. - fetchbeer

09. Silverwisp

Sometimes the bathtub needs a walk, though when it returns it'll need some caulk. - fetchbeer

10. hip-indeed