But for many ponies, having an assistant makes the task at hand considerably easier. Farmers need stout ponies to aid with planting, and later harvesting, the crops. Captains need deckhands to raise the sails and watch for land. Generals need fast messengers to relay commands to the troops. Even that previously-mentioned Wizard will appreciate having an apprentice around who can tell the difference between an alembic and a retort, and thus will not fetch the first when the wizard asked for the second.
Thus, this week we celebrate the assistants, co-workers, apprentices, and followers, without whom completing many tasks would not be possible!
Gallery for Week 226
One doesn't expect an ice cream disguise, what frozen treat would hide spies? - fetchbeer
Assistants deserve some recognition, though he seems to want an exhibition. - fetchbeer