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

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