Once more, we have come to the end of a week full of fantastic art! 109 entries, in fact!
8 weeks, everypony. We've now been at this for two months - and with the original ATG for a month before that! Three months, we've been doing this.
It's hard to believe, isn't it?
And yet - it isn't.
I say that, because we've seen the improvement of those who have stuck it out for this whole ride. Some rapidly, some more gradual - but improvement nonetheless. We've seen our humble group of ragged and weary ATG veterans expand to a teeming throng! We've seen our weekly entries break the 100 barrier, and I know we'll continue to do more.
You are amazing, everypony, and don't you forget it!
Now, rambling is going to commence. Feel free to skip it for the art!
So, seasonal ponies! This whole thing made me think about the seasons, and which might be my favorite. The problem is that each of them has something to offer. Spring (while short and tumultuous here in Colorado) is quite nice - all new growth and the awakening from winter. But then winter is pretty good, too - there are so many activities and holidays as it gets colder; and one can't really beat a good snow. And, of course, summer - all barbecues, pools, and warm sunshine.
But for my money? Fall is where it's at.
There's just something about it. Maybe it's the crisp air that's warmed just enough by the sun to be refreshing and comfortable at the same time. Or the changing of leaves; a visible reminder of time's slow passage, heralding the end of the year with a riotous display of color.
Taken all together, there's something wonderfully melancholy about it that I just love. It puts me in the mood to think about events and people now passed; the good and the bad both worn smooth by the passage of time.
So, what's your favorite season? While you're thinking about it, have some ponies :)
2 Baisre (These two ponies could not be more different, twice a year the meet for a single instant. - Fetchbeer)
6 SamuelEAllen (That song is stuck in my head also, though singing it for you I will forgo. - Fetchbeer)
7 RydelFox (Hiking in the spring is one of my favorite outdoor activities - Atlur)
12 MaxAyson (Sad, living in a place where you don't get all of the seasons in full-effect - Atlur)
13 RaspleZS (When you need seasoning for your food, this spice will work whether baked, boiled or stewed. - Fetchbeer)
14 kibihascrashed (We don't get many crayon entries, looking good - Atlur)
15 PineappleSam (Your description is amazing, haha - Atlur)
16 TheRecliner27 (How could those foals in charge fire her, this pony's wrath they will incur. - Fetchbeer)
18 D-Hatcher (Nice first entry! I like the story that you included - Atlur)
20 Badteddy32 (These ponies are ready for some serious racing. Nice first picture! :D - Atlur)
22 Goggle Sparks (Two ponies prance among the flakes of snow, despite the cold with joy their faces glow. - Fetchbeer)
24 Nun2artzy (What's this? What's this! There's color everywhere~ - Atlur)
27 SamuelEAllen (Oh you :) - Atlur)
28 DI-FL (I wil luf you lunna nomatter whats -Argembarger)
32 Splashlerz (Sad :( Changing the colors on the planet was a clever touch - Atlur)
33 Alipes (Frost to windows this pony brings, with the icicles hanging from her wings. - Fetchbeer)
"36 Philith (From toasted marshmallows the princess gets great joy, though for the phoenix this treatment does annoy. - Fetchbeer)
38 AmbroseButtercrust (Autumn, bunnies, and Fluttershy, 3 of my favorite things! - Atlur)
40 Wolferahm (That is adorable. I bet they would love to see penguins in Ponyville - Atlur)
41 AQNichols (What is in this sack that this pony brings, as down in Ponyville cheer and joy rings? - Fetchbeer)
42 Alipes (Running of the Leaves = forever obsolete -Argembarger)
45 peperoger (This pony rests in the open window, as around her the wind does billow. - Fetchbeer)
49 UltraFamicom (Gonna need SO MANY vacuum bags -Argembarger)
51 necrodios (Celestia is banished to the sun, while back home her sister is having fun. - Fetchbeer)
53 peperoger (Oh Dashie, when will you learn? - Atlur)
55 DespisedAndBeloved (Twilight knows how to beat the heat - Atlur)
56 NikkuWalkanov (Pinkie at her scarf does stare, of her cuteness she is unaware. - Fetchbeer)
57 Easteu (I really like the mane and tail here, great design - Atlur)
60 egophiliac (dem wings -Argembarger)
64 Nowler (Ponies posing in silhouette, who would think the seasons were controlled by this quartet. - Fetchbeer)
65 Pastelpony (Pinkie's bouncing makes so much sense now! - Atlur)
68 BANNED FOR DISCORD SPOILERS
70 Sir-Dangereaux (Feels like I'm playing some Twilight Princess -Argembarger)
72 Nullh (This is what happens when The Stare is not sufficient -Argembarger)
74 JimTheCactus (I like the whole scene you have going on here - Atlur)
77 WillDrawForFood1 (Bronies gotta stick together. Good to see them getting some attention - Atlur)
80 JunaECBS (I like the name! And the mane/tail are neat - Atlur)
81 larrle (Derpy's scarf protects her from the chill, I wonder if it's made of twill. - Fetchbeer)
83 EricaC78 (Well I guess the hat and cape wouldn't be particularly warm, anyway -Argembarger)
86 timmymonsta (RD clearly has not heard of Christmas in July -Argembarger)
87 sbshouseofpancakes (Is that... Snails? Bravo, you have made Snails (even moar) likeable -Argembarger)
89 Atlur (Her hair has becomed leaves -Argembarger)
91 JeffMartinez (inb4 wave washes over book, ruining it D: -Argembarger)
94 Amehdaus (Raises the implication that Fluttershy secretly hates ducks -Argembarger)
95 Argembarger (D'awww, she so cute :D - Atlur)
97 NME-NRG (NOOOO y u hurt best pony :'( -Argembarger)
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98 Hikarixxkh (Ooh, she is so cute, and quite protective of that pumpkin it seems - Atlur)
100 Fox_E (In the meadow, they will build a snowpony. The snowpony will also be kits -Amehdaus)
101 TerribleTransit (The year that Pinkie skipped summer and went straight to fall. -Amehdaus)