Sunday, 23 July 2017

Week 317 Wrap Up

Hey, watch this! I'm gonna do a double loop-de-loop into a blazing backflip, then shift into a meteor dive from which I will land on top of this tiny crystal goblet without so much as chipping it. And I will do it all without wings! How am I going to pull this off, you might ask? Well...

I'm not. It's extremely difficult to pull off such aerial acrobatics when one does have wings. For the wingless, like myself, it's basically impossible. But I did get your attention, didn't I. And that is the point of showboating: to get as much attention as possible. But at least I'm not doing this merely to stroke my own ego, as is often the case with showboaters. Rather, I'm doing this to garner attention for this week's Gallery. For within these hallowed halls reside an exhibit showcasing multiple other forms of showboating, as that is indeed the theme for this week. So allow me to show you to the entrance, so that you may experience this grand spectacle.




Gallery for Week 317



01. AnimatorWil


There are those that revel in exercise, and they also tend to vocalize. - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar


Find a wave and let it carry you, you may just feel as if you flew. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Week 316 Wrap Up

Hello, all you bleep-ing ponies out there! It's such a lovely bleep-ing day today, am I right? The bleep-ing sun is shining, there's none of that fluffy white bleep blocking the sunlight with their bleep-ing rain, and all the pony bleep-es and bleep-s are out and about, enjoying this bleep fine weather!

Oh, what was that? "Why am I swearing so much?" Oh, well this week's theme was A Cursing Pony, and I'm just... wait what? "Cursed Pony"?

Err, oops. Seems I was actually showing off the Misguided Pony part of the theme. Without actually intending to. That would explain all the dirty looks. So, umm... how about you all just go ahead and check out our gallery while I, err... demonstrate the classic Brave Sir Robin strategy. Gottagobye!




Gallery for Week 316



01. AnimatorWil
Gilda: Those...dweebs.

Sometimes others can be quite mean, even when they should make you queen! - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar


Glowing eyes showing fury, I'd leave her in a hurry. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Week 315 Wrap Up

Heisting is a fine art. Any fool can run into a business guns-blazing and grab whatever's in the register, but that'll just result in the police running in after you with their own weapons at the ready. Nopony likes a murderer, and the authorities are relentless in the pursuit of such killers. As such, a true heister does things nice and quiet. First, get as much info as you can. Case the joint, if possible. Figure out where the valuables are kept, and what they're worth. Determine the patrol routes of any guards, and the presence of other security measures. We heisters aren't movie stars; getting caught on camera is a really bad thing. Then, once you have your plan all laid out, it's time to act. Sneak in, avoid security, grab the best stuff, and get back out with none the wiser!

And one last piece of advice for you all, one that you'll likely not want to hear. Should the police succeed in catching up to you, it is time to surrender. Cops are well armed, well trained, and work in teams. Indeed, for each cop you see, there's another hidden nearby; on a rooftop, behind a nearby vehicle, or coming in through the back of the building. 'Tis true that no heister likes getting caught, but just remember: It's far easier to escape a jail than to escape a grave.

But enough of the doom and gloom stuff. Instead, let's see some true heisters in action. The evidence is found below. Just don't tell anypony with a badge what you saw here.




Gallery for Week 315



01. AnimatorWil
"Ho,ho,ho! Your apprentice is now my apprentice, Sparkle!"

Beware of those who'd steal your students, or they may acquire a few dents! - fetchbeer

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Week 314 Wrap Up

Big money, no Whammies, big money, no Whammies... Stop!

Aw dangit, I got a Whammy. That's the problem with gambling: It's never a sure thing. It's just a roll of the dice; sometimes proverbially, sometimes literally. Fortunately, this isn't the only way to earn an income. One can simply get a job, for instance. And while working for a living may not have that massive potential payoff of a lucky gambling streak, it does provide income much more consistently.

These and other ways of gaining an income have been the theme of this week, and it's time to see what everyone has come up with along these lines. Check them out below:




Gallery for Week 314



01. AnimatorWil
'Take a gamble of me. Come on, come. Just one try. Take a gamble on me. Know that I will never lie. Just one try. Just don't tar and feather me, oh, oh, o-oh.'

Some beings you should never trust, or at least check their bits for rust. - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar


Watch for spiders who can eat you whole, and always leave someone on patrol! - fetchbeer

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Week 313 Wrap Up

You put your left smash in, you put your left smash out,
You put your left smash in, then you shake it all about.
You tilt you head confusedly 'cause these lyrics make no sense,
That's what it's all about!


Yeah, that attempted variation of a certain song didn't really work. Well, as they say, "When at first you don't succeed, smash, smash again!" Or something like that; I think the 'they' in this case would be the yaks. They certainly do like their smashing. And so did our artists this week. So come on in and take a look at our gallery tonight. It's simply smashing!




Gallery for Week 313



01. AnimatorWil
Well, do you?

Always show the twigs who's boss, and if they need some throwing it's their loss! - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar
Smash attacking a Smashing opponent in Super Smash Bros.

Some things are simply smashing, though usually it isn't human mashing! - fetchbeer

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Week 312 Wrap Up

Aaah!! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! It's already hitting the clouds and sending bits of them tumbling to the ground! That's what all these white things are; bits of clouds broken up by the falling sky! We all gotta get underground fast! Quick, into whatever storm cellar, bunker, cavern, or underground vault you can find! Otherwise, we'll all be crushed when the sky hits the ground! We gotta hurry, this stuff is already starting to coat the ground like, umm... like snow. It's just snowing, isn't it.

Okay, maybe taking that bet about drinking a dozen double espressos wasn't such a good idea, even if I did get a dozen bits out of it. I've been freaking out about things all day, and it only seems to be getting worse. I'd better just open up the Gallery and be done with it before my brain goes off-kilter again.

Hey, wait a minute. Why is it snowing? This isn't Horstralia, for Celestia's sake; it's nearly the start of Summer here! Did the pegasi make a scheduling error? Could there be some issue with the clouds, causing them to snow out of season? Like something pushing on them from above, perhaps... oh no, it is happening after all! The sky is falling, the sky is falling!




Gallery for Week 312



01. AnimatorWil
Twilight's freak outs are so epic they write their own epic freak out songs.

Some pony seem to have a few loose screws, or maybe they just watch too much news! - fetchbeer

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Week 311 Wrap Up

To be practical, or not to be practical. That is the question! It is a question that many fashion designers have often struggled with; how much weight should function carry relative to form? Should one design a supremely flashy outfit that would be worn only rarely due to how awkward it is to move around in, or go with something easier to wear but potentially less flashy? Or perhaps something in between, as one is not limited to either extreme here.

And it's not just clothiers that need to make such decisions. For example, should a hungry pony take the time necessary to prepare a three course meal, or go with a simple sandwich that will end satisfy their hunger quickly? Should the blog writer create a short novel's worth of words or stick with something that won't take several hours to read?

In my case, I think the latter is the better option. So, without further ado, I shall open up the Gallery for you all. In the words of Photo Finish: "We go!"




Gallery for Week 311



01. Wag-Tail
Reliable, dependable, practical Applejack. Certainly not a silly pony.

I'm not sure you're supposed to water ducks, though maybe if you want them to be deluxe. - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar


Try not to trip on your own clothes, it makes things look bad at shows! - fetchbeer

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Week 310 Wrap Up

To ship or not to ship, that is the question! And in this fandom, the answer is usually 'to ship'. And that's really not surprising, given the creative nature of this fandom, and the role of the internet in the average fan's life. After all, a fan-made item purchased over the 'net cannot typically be picked up in person given the global nature of the fandom, and must instead be sent via snailmail.

Oh, you thought I was talking about the other type of shipping? Well, that does apply here to, I must admit. But whatever form of shipping you may have had in mind, you'll likely find examples of it in the Gallery this week. So feel free to go take a look now, and don't worry, there's no fees involved with the shipping here.




Gallery for Week 310



01. Wag-Tail


Nothing stops this pony from their appointed rounds, even loud and barking hounds. - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar


A boop is a wonderful thing to ship, especially one with care and craftsmanship. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Week 309 Wrap Up

Well, it's that time again. I don't want to overdo it with the speeches tonight, so I'm just gonna open up the Gallery right here and now. Enjoy!

Hmm. Actually, I think that's going to far in the other direction; one can overdo it on keeping things short too. Balance is not always an easy thing to find, but it is a good thing to strive fore nonetheless.

At any rate, now would be the right time to bring this to a close, I think. So feel free to wander the Gallery, and take a gander at all the ponies who are overdoing it in some act or another. Just don't overdo the gandering; you don't want to strain your eyes, after all.




Gallery for Week 309



01. Wag-Tail
To be the best, like no one ever was. Push to the limit then exceed it.

Never bite off more than you can chew, at least until your muscles grew. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Week 308 Wrap Up

Growing older is a normal part of life, and a mandatory one at that. Well, effectively mandatory. While it is technically true that powerful magic can reverse the aging process, it is rare indeed for a pony to be able to handle such powers. As such, aging remains inevitable for all but a very rare few.

However, though growing old may be mandatory, growing up is optional! But even as many ponies hold on to elements of their foalhood, their ever-growing collection of experiences will add up to a steady growth of wisdom and maturity. So let's open up the Gallery this evening, and see the newest creations of those who continue to grow as artists!




Gallery for Week 308



01. Wag-Tail
Twilight didn't become best aunt over night. Before that she was inappropriate aunt.

When kids are young you want them grown, and when they are you feel alone. - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar
You wouldn't like her when she's angry...

Beware who you bring near to rage, for they may be prone to rampage! - fetchbeer


03. Vaser888

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Week 307 Wrap Up

Ponyville is a dangerous place. Giant star bears, rampaging dragons, and demonic centaurs can all cause considerable damage to the town's infrastructure. Not to mention the various powerful unicorns living here that don't always have control over their magic. Needless to say the local construction crews have their hooves full keeping the town from steadily transforming into a field of collapsed buildings, and they've become quite the experts in their field.

But even the most experienced of builders doesn't know everything there is to know about construction, so you gotta make sure you get the right ponies for the job you need done. And having such experts working on your project will make the process much easier, and greatly increase the chances of success!

In that spirit, tonight's gallery is focused on these veteran workers. For such expertise deserves to be celebrated!




Gallery for Week 307



01. Wag-Tail


Never let the customers run the build, or with the outcome you won't be thrilled. - fetchbeer


02. GoggleSparks


There's always something new to fix, and the crew knows all the tricks! - fetchbeer


03. Jezendar
Visual pun; 'nuff said. ;)

Try not to leave an obvious trail, for they'll quickly find your guilty tail. - fetchbeer


04. Lemon-Bitter-Twist


Every project starts with a plan, though it seems like this one just began! - fetchbeer

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Week 306 Wrap Up

Is... Is it over? Is it safe to come out now? Ah, good, good! A pair of foalish ponies had led a hydra into the center of town for some reason. It apparently was those same two who led that giant bear into Ponyville a few years ago; evidently somepony told them about kites and... somehow... that led them to believe that they should lead things into Ponyville. Thankfully, Twilight and her friends were able to handle this problem. Indeed, it's a good thing those mares are here to take care of such situations, given how dangerous it has been over the past several years.

And thankfully the hydra didn't trample the Gallery. Many ponies have been talking about kites as of late, and the local artists have been following suit with their creations. So in honor of kites that don't involve gigantic monsters, I now open the Gallery to you all!




Gallery for Week 306



01. Wag-Tail
What is it? A pony kiting, or a kiting pony?

No one wants to be tied to kites, even for the shortest flights. - fetchbeer


02. Lemon-Bitter-Twist


Beware of the kites up in the air, see their gleaming eyes beware. - fetchbeer


03. Jezendar


Flying high above the night, the stealthiest ninja turn to flight. - fetchbeer


04. Vaser888

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Week 305 Wrap Up

Passion! It drives many a pony to do the things they do. Painters, musicians, writers, and other artistic types often have a lot of passion for their work, and use that to drive their creativity. And of course, such passion isn't limited to artistic pursuits. Many craftsponies are also passionate about their jobs, producing items of high quality for discerning buyers.

And that is what we are celebrating in this week's gallery, passionate ponies and the high emotions passion can bring. So without further ado, allow me to open up the gallery for you!




Gallery for Week 305



01. Wag-Tail
Both with passion to not be stopped. Who will keep going?

Circling in endless confrontation, these adversaries end in consternation. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Week 304 Wrap Up

"Try or try not; there is no do." That's what my mentor always said... I think. Something like that, at least.

But yes, Mentors and their Students are the theme for this week. It's been a celebration of what we can teach to, and learn from, each other. After all, learning isn't limited to formal school settings. Friends often learn from each other, both through direct training and simply through teaching by example.

And should you take the role of mentor yourself, your student will hopefully not develop a fascination with teacups.




Gallery for Week 304



01. Lemon-Bitter-Twist


Everyone should learn to float a book, though hopefully not in a stream or brook. - fetchbeer


02. Vaser888


An encouraging word is always nice to hear, and may leave you grinning ear to ear. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Week 303 Wrap Up

Alright, the Dark Lord's forces are arraying themselves upon the northern hills. The time has come to meet their advance, and take the battle to them! Apple Splitter, collect your archers and lead them to the eastern hills. That will give you a good view of the battleground, and allow your bow-wielding forces to fire their arrows with near-impunity. Sir Iron Shield, your heavy soldiers will line up at the base of those same hills. The Dark Lord will undoubtedly recognize the danger that archers on the high ground pose to his forces, and will seek to uproot them as quickly as possible. It'll be your job to prevent that from happening.

As for you, Lord Pommel, your forces will assemble in the central field and charge the Dark Lord's forces. Now, make sure you wait for the right moment! You need to wait for the enemy to come down off the northern hills first; otherwise you'll be charging uphill towards them. And I'm sure you remember what happened when General Pickett Fence did that in the Hooffield-McColt skirmish of '58. That's an example of strategy that you definitely don't want to follow! And finally, Iron Wind, you'll hold back at first, then charge into the enemy's flanks once they're engaged with Lord Pommel and Sir Iron Shield. The full force of your pegasus knights slamming into their side should be enough to break their resolve and win the day for us.

For Equestria!




Gallery for Week 275



01. Wag-Tail
Re-imagined video games characters as ponies. I like it :D

What is that noise in my ear, such squeaks do not endear. - fetchbeer


02. Tun Rae


Covered in fancy armor, definitely not the outfit of a farmer. - fetchbeer


03. Vaser888


Beware of a penchant for explosives, for behind it lie some murky motives. - fetchbeer


04. Lemon-Bitter-Twist


Arrows launched with extreme precision, not a moment for indecision. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Week 302 Wrap Up

Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn. Bork! Bork! Bork!
*clatter*

Yen heer ve have de smorgasbord! Hue der dee poppincorn, lotsa lotsa popadeecorn! Und chocolate moose, vid moose so fresh, it-a shtill mooin. Yep, der moo-moo moose-moose! En fer du banana-nana-nana, fer du makeen dee bananana split. Ahn dee coconut; ahl dee coconut! Fer brehkun der shell, ve heve der bloonderboosen, fer de boom da shootin! Eyy fer du sher de Hiyooo!

BOOM! *Crash*

Uhh, maybe I should stop doing that act, before it gets anymore out of hand. You're all probably more interested in what everypony else has been cooking up, anyways. And you may find out below!




Gallery for Week 302



01. Tun Rae


Try not to be made into a soup or stew, there are better ingredients to brew. - fetchbeer


02. Vaser888


It's always nice to cook some food, and sharing it will improve your mood! - fetchbeer


03. Lemon-Bitter-Twist


Chopping things can be quite relaxing, though kitchen timers can be quite taxing. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Week 301 Wrap Up

Trick or treat!
Smell my feet!
Give me something...
Wait, it's not that holiday? But that's not what the Breezie told me.

Well... technically, he told me 'Fergin shaggah bul tricka myah gan bree'. Or something like that. 'Tricka' is Breezie for 'trick', isn't it? Its not? Oh. Well, that certainly explains a lot.

Hmm. I should probably take off this faerie costume then; I've been getting strange looks from ponies all day. In the mean time, why don't you take a look at this week's gallery. If these pictures are anything to go by, I'm not the only one who's been tricked today.




Gallery for Week 301



01. AaronMK


Beware of who you get to help you pack, or the boxes may give you a heart attack. - fetchbeer


02. Tun Rae
I am very pleased with how this came out :3

Trotting through giant blades of grass, watching while the hours pass. - fetchbeer


03. Vaser888


Stalking friends through the shrubbery, you are unlikely to be mistaken for a blueberry. - fetchbeer


04. Jezendar


Sometimes you'd give anything for earplugs, or even hearing chirping bugs. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Week 300 Wrap Up

Tonight, for your listening pleasure, I shall recite some poetry.

I think that I shall never see,
A poem as lovely as a...
wait, is this going to be yet another 'Fluttershy is a tree' thing? *Ahem* Let's try something else.

Rock. You're a rock. Grey... Hmm. I'd better go with something else; this is a relatively new poem, and the poet might sue me over it. Here, let's try this one.

There once was a mare from Nanbucket, whoooo-okay, moving on!

Bah, this isn't working. I think I'll stick to my usual intros, and let the pictures in the Gallery bring the entertainment. So, without further ado:

Now towards the gall'ry turning, all my soul within me burning,
To reveal the art display that we set up the night before.
Like the raven's quiet flutter, not a single word I utter,
As I now reach out my arm to push aside the great doors,
Again I extend my arm to push aside the great doors.
To reveal this art forevermore!





Gallery for Week 300



01. Tun Rae
Inspired by The Spider and the Fly

Do you trust that giant thing, or do you instantly take to wing? - fetchbeer


02. AaronMk


It's hard to pay attention so such a speech, when you are distracted by such a peach. - fetchbeer


03. Lemon-Bitter-Twist




04. Vaser888




05. Jezendar

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Week 299 Wrap Up

Alright, everypony! We've got a production to, err... produce, and the cast is not gonna cast themselves! This is a movie about wizardry and magic duels, so we'll need plenty of spellcasting unicorns. And don't forget the plucky sidekick who just got out of the hospital; bonus kudos if that actor is actually in a cast. Oh, and while I have it in mind, somepony get in touch with Ironshod and see if he's got the casts we need to make the amulets we need. We've got a lot of wizard outfits to make, and crafting all of those amulets will take time.

But yes, let's cast aside our doubts, and get this undertaking underway!




Gallery for Week 299



01. Lemon-Bitter-Twist


A sudden flash lights up the night, an alicorn's magic light! - fetchbeer


02. Jezendar


Of course she has to feed her pets, and they've already eaten all her assets! - fetchbeer


03. Vaser888


A magic spin to aid the ball, surely every pin will fall. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Week 298 Wrap Up

Welcome back to Wild Equestria, where we document the antics of the world's greatest creatures! And right over here, we find a pack of truly amazing creatures: the majestic artist. Notice the elegance with which they encircle their pony prey, tools held at the ready. Why, that poor pony is so stunned, she's virtually immobilized with fear! Yes, my dear sidekick, I know she 'looks' bored, but believe me when I say... uh oh, I think we've been spotted!

Okay, time to skedaddle on out of here. I don't want to find out just how deadly they can be with those tools, after all. And it is time to bring this episode to a close anyways, but do tune in next time for more footage of Equestria's wondrous wildlife!




Gallery for Week 270



01. Lemon-Bitter-Twist


Howling forlornly at the moon, much more dramatic than howling at noon. - fetchbeer


02. GoggleSparks
Dinky the Druid comes with Masterwork Leather Vest and Mushroom cap of wisdom (+6)!

A spear and mushroom cap, all the better to lay a trap. - fetchbeer


03. Jezendar


A feral pony shows it's stuff, though the wild left them rough. - fetchbeer


04. Vaser888


Stalking prey through the tall grass, trying to stealthily pass. - fetchbeer