Sunday, 27 April 2014

Week 148 Wrap Up

There are many great quotes about helping others.  Charles Dickens once said "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."  And to that, I wish to thank each and everyone of you who submitted, who commented, or who offered a word of encouragement to anyone here.  You do more than you know to bring a smile on people's faces.  And I believe that when everyone takes an extra moment to consider another, it makes the world a better place.

Helping.  It can come in many forms, many ways. Help being willingly offered, and gratefully accepted.  Or Help coming from unexpected sources. Ponies can help other ponies, obviously, as well as ponies helping animals, and others helping ponies too.  But we have a few shining examples of artists helping other artists as well.  It's quite wonderful to see.

And while the theme may be over, I hope it gives everypony pause.  Take that extra moment to help someone else in need.  It may only cost you time, and for them, it may be worth so very, very much.

With that, let's take a look at everypony lending a helping hoof in this week's entries.  ...I'm Helping!

01. Catseye-View
A hopefully helpful piece of art!

A handy guide by a pony pink, helping to tech you how to ink. - fetchbeer

02. Cobralash

03. HalflingPony

So many wonderful helping hands, but are they up for her demands? - fetchbeer

04. dredaich

05. ScuriLevenstein

Sometimes we all need help to through hoops jump, and it's not because you're rather plump. - fetchbeer

06. BluestreakFUS

07. Abyssal Emissary
A bookmark helping me to find the right page. :p

This slip of paper I do embrace, for so often it does save my place. - fetchbeer

08. Invidlord
This is not revenge. It's helping, I swear!

Some friends like to help with manes, just hope their fashions aren't pains! - fetchbeer

09. A Brony Account

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Week 147 Wrap Up

Culture is a truly rich and diverse thing.  Throughout the ages, many nations have left their cultural mark upon the world, and many continue to have a cultural impact now.

Of course, Equestria is no different.  From the Bridleway musicals of Manehattan, and the aerial performances of Cloudsdale's Wonderbolts, to the fashionable elite of Canterlot itself, ponykind has quite rich cultural traditions all its own.  And here's a selection of cultural examples for your perusal:

Gallery for Week 120

01. Catseye-View

Do these winged ponies bring peace or war? They seem at least to be improving the sky's decor. - fetechbeer

02. ScuriLevenstein

Some ponies don't know their own shade, though this should not cause them to be dismayed. - fetchbeer

03. dredaich

Culture doesn't mean just a beard and hat, but it's alright to start with that. - fetchbeer

04. Invidlord
Smashing tea, just smashing.

Cliches suit some rather well, and at this one he does excel. - fetchbeer

05. HalflingPony

Some ponies dislike curds and whey, and would rather have non dairy places to play. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Week 146 Wrap Up

The generation gap is a prevalent problem in today's society.  Ponies of the first generation are extremely different from those in the third and fourth.  And many refuse to even acknowledge the second.  The rapid cultural changes over the years have surely contributed to some of these generational differences as well.  Researchers have tried to find ways to bridge the so called gap so that ponies of all generations can work together in... well. 'Harmony.' but some still resist that there's any relation between them.

These ponies today with their high tech animation rigs in flash and their fancy schmancy followings.  They don't know for difficult.  Back in my day, ponies had to walk up hill both ways to get to Midnight Castle.  Nightmare Moon?  Bah, Tirek was thrice the villain she was.  Non-redeemable and filled with darkness, he'd turn a pony into a shadow creature just for looking at him funny.

Of course these G4 kids, eh, they have good heads on their shoulders.  They just need to remember their elders sometimes.  I bet Firefly could teach Rainbow Dash a trick or two.  Of course, our Twilight and Spike were quite a bit different back then.  None of this Sparkle stuff.  Applejack... well she didn't have her hat, I guess.

But oh look at the time!  It's a bit late for me, and you're probably wondering what all this old-timey talk is about.  Well, maybe not.  You've been looking back and taking a lesson from the past this week, and hopefully learned a thing or two from your elders.  Let's take a look at what the bounty of age and experience have granted:

01. neme567

To some it would com as a surprise, to know these two were once the same size. - fetchbeef

02. Cobralash

03. ScuriLevenstein

With this pony don't disagree, otherwise you'll be beaten in 3d! - fetchbeer

04. hip-indeed

05. Catseye-View

Be wary of what you wish, or through the sky you may swish. - fetchbeer

06. Banaizen

07. dredaich

The large head and blocky nose, this ponies vintage shows. - fetchbeer

08. Philith

09. AmbroseButtercrust

One wonders where she got those fancy marks, and how she handles the remarks. - fetchbeer

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Week 145 Wrap Up

Her lustrous mane, tied back into a ponytail, forelocks hanging down, the most beautiful shade of blue.  Her eyes like deep pools, and her smile, a smile that lights up the world.  She's amazing, wonderful, and... err... oh, um... sorry.  I was just lost there, a vision of beauty within my mind, utterly captivating me, making me lose focus, and think only about her lovely... err... oops.  I mean, Yes.  Captivating!

Utterly enraptured, caught in the moment by something that stops you in your tracks.  Be that an aforementioned look from a special somepony that traps your heart, to something odd or unusual that makes the eyes linger, trying to divine its purpose.

Or, according to Big Mac, the simplest tool for captivating a pony is a Net.  Hmm.  That might be capturing a pony, not captivating.  Still, anything that'll hold your undivided attention... and with your undivided attention, allow me to direct you below to this weeks enthralling entries.  Just don't let yourself get lost in them...

01. Catseye-View

Watching aerobatics far above, this filly finds her true love. - fetchbeer

02. neme567

03. Goggle Sparks

Joke warfare was banned so long ago, but sometimes treaties are rather slow. - fetchbeer

04. Philith
Second week in a row with a visual pun

05. ScuriLevenstein

Do you dare risk this ponies infectious disease, or does her new demeanor please? - fetchbeer

06. Wyneon

07. HalflingPony
Love at First Sight

Giant bubbles floating by, so pretty as they slowly fly. - fetchbeer

08. dredaich

09. hip-indeed
Wooo first time back doing this in nearly a year! Good to be home!

A good book can take you well away, to any time of any day. - fetchbeer

10. ForwardBias

11. A Brony Account
dun dun DUN!!!!