Sunday, 26 October 2014

Week 174 Wrap Up

What if we win?
What if we fall?
Does any choice we make,
matter at all?

Falling fast, falling hard, falling from a great height, falling from grace. The word can carry just as much gravity by itself as the gravity pulling you down, down, ever deeper into the abyss. For some, the darkness is inescapable, the gravity too strong. But for others, for many, a light can guide the way up.

Ahhh, and of course, the greatest fall of them all.  Falling... in love. Mmm. Falling deeply into the eyes of your soul mate, a journey you may wish would never end. It's uncontrollably, it's risky, you may get hurt... but the experience as you tumble end over end is as exhilirating as it is terrifying.

But perhaps in the end, one needs only to stand up and try again. A fall is nothing but an opportunity to learn. Stand tall on all four legs and try again! Every bruise, every bump is nothing more than a lesson of life. Take what you've learned, apply it! As in life, just as in art, every mistake is a step forward, you cannot learn to walk with first falling.

Gallery for Week 147

02. ScuriLevenstein

For those cavities that are truly scary, a call for backup may be necessary. - Jezendar

03. dredaich

A dark artefact's power can be tempting to us all, and even the smartest of mares can fall. - Jezendar

04. Catseye-View

Her flying dreams are truly grand, but I hope there's a cloud upon which she can land. - Jezendar

05. Silverwisp

The dark force of music upon which she has drawn, will allow her to beat each Imperium pawn. - Jezendar

06. Jim The Cactus (Forward Bias)
Do a theme? HA! Let's do it seven times! (I'm doing Inktober anyway so it's not as impressive as it seems.)

Picture cards for definitions make class much less of a bore, and thus reduce the chance of students starting to snore. - Jezendar

07. HalflingPony
Fallen Angel

He's shown us what he truly is, through this dark deal of his. - Jezendar

08. hip-indeed

09. GeminiShadows

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Week 173 Wrap Up

I can't stand it. I just can't stand it! So says a young man whose life is often out of balance. And balance is something that everypony, and indeed everyone, needs in their lives. A balance between work and leisure, between friends and family, between dreams and responsibilities. Those who find balance tend to lead more rewarding lives than those who do not. Or at least, that's what the spiritual gurus like to say. Then again, maybe all they really need a balanced breakfast. That's pretty important too.

Of course, balance is even more important for some than it is for others. For example, one would truly need to find balance if one does ballet for a living... or tightrope walking. And one must also find balance between words and pictures, and for that reason, I shall now direct you to the well-balanced artwork below:

Gallery for Week 146

01. Cobralash

Prancing around in the pouring rain, feeling joy you can't contain! - fetchbeer

02. dredaich

That cutie mark seems out of place, shouldn't it point up to space? - fetchbeer

03. ScuriLevenstein

Stand up doesn't have to be very funny, it just has to make some money! - fetchbeer

04. HalflingPony

Bears balance pretty well on balls, at least after a couple falls. - fetchbeer

05. ForwardBias
Twilight sighed as she struggled to maintain her balance on the wavering mountain of books. The book immediately beneath her, a book entitled Maintaining a Good Work Life Balance, by Sunny Skies had been on her reading list for sometime. The irony of it's utility in having prevented this situation in the first place, as well as the delicate coordination it was currently taking to keep her hooves on it, was not lost to her.

Books are no substitute for a good ladder, especially with a full bladder. - fetchbeer

06. Philith

Playing polo with your faithful steed, though he is of an unknown breed. - fetchbeer

07. A Brony Account

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Week 172 Wrap Up

There's a lot to see in the grand realm of Equestria. Majestic mountains, bustling cities, ancient forests, and a great many more wonders await the Equestrian wanderer. But eventually, the wanderer's mind turns to thoughts of the familiar surroundings of youth, and the family and friends left behind at the journey's start. All good things must come to an end, as they say, and thus the wanderer turns towards home.

Home is where the heart is, as they say. And the ponies pictured below understand that quite well.

Gallery for Week 145

01. Cobralash

There's nothing quite like coming home to your tree, after far too long being an absentee. - fetchbeer

02. Molecular-Structure

The glow of the hearth can be seen from far away, always bringing you back when you try to stray. - fetchbeer

03. dredaich

An apple arch for an apple farm, being home again makes you feel safe from harm. - fetchbeer

04. Philith

Stranded on the front doormat, she's not drunk she's just fallen flat. - fetchbeer

05. ScuriLevenstein

Some days nothing goes quite right, and in moving down the street some houses delight. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Week 171 Wrap Up

The City... of Maretropolis.

A city in need of a savior! Criminals roam the streets, and the average joe pony can't even cross the street without being mugged. Super villains assault the populace unopposed, will their dastardly deeds go unstopped? Unpunished? Unwashed? Wait, no... strike that last one.

Ahh, but do not fear, mares and gentlecolts, rescue is at hand! To all who have suffered beneath the yoke of oppression, to all who cry out against injustice, your time has come. Yes, that's right everypony, the POWER PONIES are here to save the day!

The heroes are here to save the day! But perhaps, the day was already saved by somepony else? It can be the little things that save the day, and the ponies who serve everyday. Heroes come in all sizes. And sometimes, all it takes one act to save the day.

So, for those who have the will to find a way, let's look now to see who helped Save the Day before it got to the point where it drove anyone insane.  Without further ado, this weeks heroes:

01. Cobralash

How did this foal get so far out in the creek, surely they should improve their swimming technique. - fetchbeer

02. Scyphi

So far this pony has completed many tasks with a swish, but can she beat the enormous dope fish? - fetchbeer

03. ScuriLevenstein

What has caused these glowing green eyes? I bet it came as quite a surprise. - fetchbeer

04. LiiinaDesu

Saving lives with just a smile, in a snap he'd swim a mile! - fetchbeer

05. dredaich

What harm could that tiny creature do, this imprisonment is quite undue. - fetchbeer

06. HalflingPony
Moment of Truth

No matter how much it will make you stiff, you have to save friends from a cliff. - fetchbeer

07. A Brony Account

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Week 170 Wrap Up

Alright everypony, listen up! It's time to put out an all-points bulletin, because several criminals have broken out of the Ponyville jail. That's right, ponies, we've got a number of escapees on the loose! Flathoof, get the officers downstairs out on the street, and start searching for the escapees! Whirly Bird, go get Silver Eagle, then fly up above the town and keep an eye out for a reported escapee in a hot air balloon. Chevron, call Sheriff Silverstar in Appleloosa and inform him of the escaped cattle rustlers who may be heading his way, so he can warn the cattle. And Copper Casing, go check out the river next to town. And do it carefully, there's been a report of an escapee heading down the river on the back of a shark... with eye beams. I know it sounds crazy, but we all thought that old 'bugs turning into ponies' report was crazy too.

Oh, and we've got images of some of the escapees, which will be invaluable in recapturing them. Show these around to the townsponies, and we should have these miscreants back in jail in no time!

01. Cobralash

Flying through the orange trees, just floating with the autumn breeze. - fetchbeer

02. dredaich

What did this pony do to anger bees? Was it just an errant sneeze? - fetchbeer

03. ScuriLevenstein

What evil person put lasers on a shark? At least they didn't make it bark. - fetchbeer

04. Mixed Scales

Fly too high and you'll melt your wings, and then you'll crash down into things. - fetchbeer

05. HalflingPony
Escape Attempt (animation test)

Grinding iron bars with a small file, definitely will take a while. - fetchbeer

06. AkiroAlpha
critique and feedback is requested and appreciated!

You can't escape from your own shadow, not even by running to Colorado. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Week 169 Wrap Up

Caring about others is a central theme to the world of ponies. Princess Celestia herself cares about her fellow ponies so much, that she will go to great lengths to protect them. This caring was put to the test when her own sister was corrupted into Nightmare Moon, and put all of ponydom in danger by attempting to create eternal night. Fortunately, Celestia found a way to defeat Nightmare Moon without actually killing her, by magically binding her within the moon itself. This saved everypony else from the food-shortages that eternal night would bring, while also allowing Celestia to eventually reunite with the sister she cared so deeply for.

Of course, Princess Celestia isn't the only pony that deeply cares for others. Both Princess Cadance and Fluttershy have shown a lot of caring and affection for ponies in general, as have the generous Rarity and smile-loving Pinkie Pie. Even those who are often a bit self-absorbed *cough, Rainbow Dash, cough* often end up being sensitive to the needs of their friends.

But I think I've rattled on about this long enough; wouldn't want to talk off a person's (or pony's) sensitive ears after all. So instead, I shall now direct you to the pictures that our wonderful, caring artists have created this week:

Gallery for Week 142

01. Cobralash

An entire bathtub full of fishes? At least it leaves the sink free for the dishes. - fetchbeer

02. Bulbamario
Very caring.

Friends are there for you while you're down, no matter how long it takes to remove your frown. - fetchbeer

03. Molecular-Structure
Oh Fluttershy.

A heart open wide can cause much pain, and sometimes you just can't stand the strain. - fetchbeer

04. ScuriLevenstein

Mattresses should not fill the sky, bedding should never fly! - fetchbeer

05. dredaich

Sisters should share a caring hug, it leaves them both feeling warm and snug. - fetchbeer

06. HalflingPony
C'mere Sugarcube

07. A Brony Account

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Week 168 Wrap Up

Well, I don't know why I came here tonight.
I got the feeling that something ain't right.
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
and I'm wondering how I'll get down those stairs.

Clowns to left of me, jokers to the right,
here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Oh, hello there. I'm glad to see you made it here, as traffic has been horrendous today. Nopony likes getting stuck in traffic, after all. Unfortunately, getting stuck in things is exactly what many ponies have been doing this week. Whether trapped in a box, stuck inside during a storm, or caught on a branch like a treed squirrel, these ponies... could probably use some help, really. So let's go see what sorts of sticky situations we can sort out here!

Oh, and I hope I didn't get that song stuck in your head...

Gallery for Week 141

01. K4nK4n
"Ah don't know what happen'd..."

I've heard ponies described as a drink of water, but to live in one would take an otter. - fetchbeer

02. Cobralash

She should have paid more attention to the pests, because spiders don't listen to their prey's protests. - fetchbeed

03. Scarlet Twinkle

How will she escape from this tank? And wouldn't it be easier to rob a bank? - fetchbeer

04. dredaich

Trapped indoors on account of rain, where everything is too mundane. - fetchbeer

05. ScuriLevenstein

Is there a worse fate than to be a duck? I guess you could just get hit by a truck. - fetchbeer

06. Catseye-View

Heavy is the head that wears the crown, which means you can't just wander around. - fetchbeer

07. phallen1
"I know you're upset, but could you help me get down before you yell at me?" Software Patch & Windcatcher.

What a nice tree to become entangled in, though you end up suffering from chagrin. - fetchbeer

08. HalflingPony
Sticky Situation

Nothing is worse than gum in hair, and spike will long suffer a withering glare. - fetchbeer

09. A Brony Account

Art block is a treacherous thing, and tears it can often bring. - fetchbeer