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Sorry I haven’t posted anything here in a while, friends! I’ve been out-and-about during the Summer Sun Celebration and I could get very few moments to photograph the event. But I found some of my favorites and thought I’d share them here—sorry some of them are a bit dark!

Some of the things that happened that weren’t photographed: 

  • I met a whole bunch of new ponies at the party! There were quite a few that said they’d heard about me around town, but hopefully I can hang out with them again.
  • I.. *cough* I ran into Penwright and we had a couple of dances together…It was very enjoyable to see him again. But he didn’t seem to act very differently than usual, so I don’t think he knows that I know he loves me. 
  • There were a lot of guest appearances! The Princess herself, Twilight Sparkle, showed up and spoke to all of us, thanking us for coming out and honoring the Princesses and the year she moved to Ponyville. It was such an honor~ but I was especially excited to hear the Ponytones in-person! They sound even better in person than they do on the show. 
  • Broadsword and I had to dodge some of the local guards a bit, but things went down relatively without a hitch! Thank goodness we were prepared, because with the Princess visiting, there were a couple of guards near the stage. 
  • A few other things, but overall the whole week seemed to blend together..I’ll share more things as I remember them!

[featuring: Ayasha, Zuberi, Romancedy, Vivid, Tootie, Allure, Bubblepop, Jazz and Riddles, and the ponytones(screenshot because I cheated) ]

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It’s going to be so much fun to celebrate the Summer Sun Celebration with everyone! I”ll have to keep up-to-date with my anxiety medication, but I’m sure if I take it easy I’ll be fine. ’ v ‘ 

[featuring Zuberi, Ayasha, Broadsword, Gravire, Bubblepop, Lola, Fullforce, and Futuresight! (oh, and Penwright too) ]

((by the way, Ickle only wears those glasses as a placebo when she’s working on paperwork—having frames helps her focus on what she’s reading and helps her think in a logical structure. She doesn’t actually need corrective lenses!))

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FINALLY POSTING THESE the Summer Sun Celebration Fun~!!!

As I imagine it goes (and before she runs to her surgery ffbbt so its kinda timeline…likeee…?) She goes and partys it up at the beach with ask-heartstringspone ask-kagalia and ask-lovestruck and of course takes a selfie with them all. (congrats to heartstring being the only male pony she went to the celebration with XD )

And then met up with the girls at the Summer Sun dance thus another selfie this time a big group >v< !! Blessed by:

askcaptainbubbles
ask-tootie-frootie
ask-ickle-muse
ask-questrapolia
ask-rubyrue
askneonflight
ask-sarsaparilla-hoofer

Finally ModMe (Gingercorn) and dreamofserenity626 pony Day Dreamer partying it up as Mods do! Woot Woot!

This took forever I hope you all like -v- *puts hand on ice for a little bit ffbt so much use today*

((I didn’t want to spoil the fun mood in the summer sun celebration picture, but I was really tempted to put this candid picture in the post, a moment for Ickle, at the beach, reflecting on the situation with Penwright.))

((Not only that, but Ickle, every once in a while, allows herself an allowance to feel sorry for herself about not having a special somepony, when she goes to events like the Summer Sun Celebration and sees all the happy couples. But rest assured, the moments only last a flicker of a moment! But looks like the photographer caught her in the middle of one?))

((OOC: Like a big DOPEY LOSER, I think I’m gonna yet AGAIN put the family arc on hold, because I really wanna get Tootie goin to this event and have her interact with other ponies.  I miss when Tootie was just answering asks and being goofy, I’m taking this blog WAY too seriously, so this is just a way for me to have Tootie enjoy herself and have some fun!  She will  have a date, and sure, maybe some stuff will happen that’s not just goofy fun craziness, but that will still happen.  Tootie is supposed to be a fun, happy, ice cream lovin’ gal, and with her family arc, I feel like she’s not fun enough.  So that will be put on hold, and since it’s not too far into the arc, everything going on at the party will have happened BEFORE the story arc, which will continue when the party is over.

Sorry I keep changing things on you guys ;A;  I’m just struggling a lot, been under a lot of stress trying to keep this blog fun and updated and I’m not doing a very good job of it.  :C

Anyways, yeah, dress and bathing suit ideas for the party.  ;v;))

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MOD notes: The holy relief comes, because the Summer Sun Celebration is over (for me)! Finally, I finished these fine pictures, and… actually, I wanted more, at least one or two in addition, but I had no more time on my hands.

Now, I hope everyone likes them, and the featured ones don’t mind these anthro shots. Yes, I made it in anthro, because… why not? :D ButohwellIstillcan’tdrawhand

Featuring:

Red Fire
Ruby Rue
Ickle Muse
Miss Romancedy
Hex

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Romancedy: I hope he didn’t hear something bad? But thank you for inviting me to hang out at the Summer Sun Celebration Lovestruck! I was afraid of going alone!

Featuring:
ask-lovestruck
hollow-shades

( I’m answering summer sun celebration questions first! I promise to do the other questions in between but since the Summer Sun has a bit of a deadline I’d like to have some fun with it before it pasts! I love tumblrpon events!)

A lump formed in Celestia’s throat whenever she gazed upon the suit. The curved, golden plate had been crafted by an expert more centuries past than she could recall. Such a work of art did not belong on a battlefield, she felt, but it was not her place to say. Whatever her ponies needed her to be, be it leader, warrior, or idol, she could and would be.

A thin smile graced her lips as she examined the coat of dust that had come to cover the plate from top to bottom. It was rude to the suit, of course, and rude to its creator, but she left it all the same. It was, to her, a sign of her success, of all the decades that her leadership had forestalled war and strife reaching Equestria. For as long as she could, Celestia would shine like the sun, and keep the lands and ponies she had worked so hard for safe.

~oOo~

In general, I try to keep this tumblr concentrated on the comic and the comic alone. If any of the art I do is related to CAoM, then I will post it here. However, in this instance, I will make an exception. If you would like to see a bit more work not related to CAoM posted (in all likelihood still restricted to ponies), feel free to shoot me a note. Or shoot me one if you want to see the content stay focused.


So here we are again. Another half journey around the sun, our moody but unyielding anchor in the cosmos. This year, we had the opportunity to watch the reincarnation of Cosmos, which did a fantastic job of capturing the wonder not only of the scope and possibility of the known and unknown universe, but told our maturation to our current day as a tale of mighty accomplishment, with a still more glorious accomplishment to go. In the words of the show’s original creator, I believe “it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Why do I bring this up? Well for starters, I followed Summer Sun Celebration customs and stayed up until sunrise, so I’m working on about 4 hours of sleep. But more importantly, I believe we, as whatever group we might identify as, have come to some understanding that kindness, imagination, and wonder are not the misgivings of children, but the driving powers of our people. So today, on this longest of days, and hopefully all days, give someone a smile, or do something kind for another. And give our sun, the closest we have to a cosmic parent, a nod of thanks for carrying us through the cold and the dark.

-Esuka

Dean of Undergraduates, CAoM

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