Thursday, 21 April 2011

Happy Easter

Since I'm off to my mom's for the weekend (a.k.a. the Land of No Internet) I'm posting early this week.  And in honour of the long weekend, let me share with you my Pony Easter display from last year.

The residents of Unicornia were looking forward to a quiet morning.  But then the Spring Ponies showed up to celebrate the change of the season and they weren't taking no for an answer...
Whistle Wishes: *yawn* "...what the?"
Whistle Wishes: "...gah..."

Doseydotes: "So many eggs..."
Yesterdaisy: " little time."
Morning Dawn Delight: "I GOT ONE!  I GOT ONE!"
Toodleloo: "I love hiding Easter eggs."
Spring Treat: "I love eating them!"
Garden Wishes: "What the?"Cheerilee: "I know you wanted to have a nice breakfast, so I brought you some chocolate eggs so you don't miss out on all of them while you eat!"
Sunrise Song: "Somehow I don't think we're going to have the quiet day we'd envisioned."

Gigglebean: "They'll never find these eggs!"
Bashful Bonnet: "I hope they'll find them eventually!"
Brights Brightly: "Skedoodle, we appreciate your enthusiasm, but we really wanted a quiet..."
Sweetie Belle: "Omigosh!  There's so many chocolate eggs everywhere!"
Rarity: "This is awesome!  We should do this every week!"
Brights Brightly: *sigh* "...never mind."
The full display
 Hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of chocolate and Ponies.


Sunday, 17 April 2011

Buster Bear

This past week I said goodbye to a best friend of 13 years.

It was quick and unexpected and for that I am glad because he didn't suffer any pain.

Buster joined our family at 4 weeks of age, when he was found alone on the side of the road.  Unable to find where he belonged, we adopted him.  He weighed less than a pound.

Buster at 6 weeks
He was one of the friendliest cats I've ever met.  He loved everyone, even my two year old nephew whom the other cats regarded with caution or outright unfounded terror.  He wasn't overly fond of some of the other cats he lived with over the years, but he was known to cuddle up with his adopted older brother, Cosmo.

When I went to grad school Cos and Buster moved in with me and stayed with me ever since, from the studio apartment to the three bedroom I shared with Roomy and her two cats to the townhouse with Roomy, her senior cat, and the two kittens.
He was my buddy.  He will be missed.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

MLP Fair Prep, Part 3: Work in Progress

I don't usually post WIPs, but in this case it amuses me too much not to.

OK, so right now it looks like Pinkie Pie in some sort of weird costume, but in actual fact it's a WIP Cthulhu custom.

You see, H. P. Lovecraft lived in Rhode Island, and he wrote horror.  Really scary horror.  The kind of horror you shouldn't read when you're alone in the house on a dark and stormy night.  The Call of Cthulhu is one of those stories.  Since the MLP Fair is also in Rhode Island this year, I couldn't resist making this pony.

Now, obviously, My Little Cthulhu isn't going to inspire terror in anyone (well, maybe Lovecraft purists.)  But she'll easily be the cutest little Ancient One around.