• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 12


    Pony bondage is more awesome than it has any right to be edition. If I could tell you exactly what the appeal of seeing these colorful equines tangled up in ropes is, I would. As it is I would really rather just move on before I blush so hard that my face catches on fire. Which feels like a real possibility right now. Ranging from the silly to the saucy, tonight's master plan to flood the internet with trussed up ponies netted 154 escape artists in training. I know this wasn't the easiest theme in the world, and probably not as imagination sparking as some others have been in the past, but we've managed a pretty impressive turnout nonetheless, I think. Very well done, everypony. I'm clopping... er... clapping with glee. What? What do you want? When you bring your hooves together it makes a 'clop' noise! Sheez.

    Moving on. Here's the daily link to the submission guidelines, which you must be sick to death of seeing by this point. Still, better safe than sorry, right? As always, feel free to drop a line at phoe@equestriadaily.com if you have any followup questions or concerns that I can handle for you. I read every comment you write for me on the submission gatherer (I love some of the stories you guys tell!), but unfortunately there's really not a whole lot I can do to respond to each of you in the way that I'd like to. If there is a point you need my direct feedback on, please do e-mail it to me even if your picture went up just fine. I'm not dead yet, which means I'm clearly not doing enough to help out!

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony armed with a bladed weapon. I've been informed by our gracious Overlord that lightsabers are also acceptable, and in a similar vein I'd be more than happy seeing any sort of crazy martial arts ponies you guys want to throw at me. I figure after tonight you'll be all shipped out, so have some soothing action (action, action...) to cleanse your palates. Rock on, everypony.


    In a happy medical update to yesterday's whining about my owies, I managed to keep my hoof on ice long enough last night to avoid any major blistering from my adventures of late night cooking, and have since promised myself not to use anything more complicated than a toaster after 1 AM. Coincidentally, tonight's ramblings are brought to you by strawberry poptarts and sparkling lemonade. It's the two great tastes you're not experiencing! Go now! No, wait! Come back and see these ponies first, then go. Trust me, it's completely worth your while. Did you know Phoe Bondage is a meme?




    1) By Roper (See, Seth? You need to word your wishes carefully.)



    2) By Anakah (The artist claims she's tied to a two dollar banana)



    3) By Heidds



    4) By Thanqol (...Ahem.)



    5) By Tanman



    6) By ChaosDrop (The cupcake on top is a nice touch.)



    7) By Kitty Tail (Wheeeeeeeeeee!)



    8) By zomgitsalaura



    9) By Konig (Aaaaand that's terrifying.)



    10) By Damian Foxx (The crossover theme is bleeding into today.)



    11) By Emerald Dust



    12) By FoxOfWar (This has been a bad day for Trixie and ropes.)



    13) By Inspiration



    14) By Doc New!Filly (But what if I fall?)



    15) By Lancer5317 (What about sextuple?)



    16) By Omarian Volcae



    17) By Cybie



    18) By Zap



    19) By Eva



    20) By MHPayne



    21) By PandaRoux



    22) By Conner Cogwork



    23) By Baalthazzar



    24) By Mr. Wonko



    25) By Tarynsgate (Brohoof, Celly. =D)



    26) By ThatOnePegasus



    27) By Mr.Paulsen (Trixie pressed the issue, but Twilight had not had near enough sarsaparilla that night.)



    28) By DB (Skipping! It says skipping!)



    29) By Invidlord



    30) By Smock




    31) By Spark (All of my dreams came true on this night. Even that one.)



    32) By Easteu



    33) By midnight shadow




    34) By Shiko (It is so hard not to write shipfics for some of these right the hay now.)



    35) By Firefrie



    36) By Smock (Oh dear, I think we have two different Smocks.)



    37) By Nullh (Bonus points!)



    38) By Saphin



    39) By Amehdaus (...oh my.)
    Linked for very high levels of Fluttersauce.



    40) By Spiritofthwwolf (She is entirely too happy about this.)



    41) By Ambrose



    42) By Dragon Rage



    43) By Kitsune (I've always wanted to go to one of the shows where they use those ribbons...)



    44) By Nido Media



    45) By PastelPony (Grumpy Dash is cute. Especially when tied up.)



    46) By Omega RKB (She is clearly building an obstacle course. MOVING ON.)



    47) By PenguinPlayer (How did she end up there?)



    48) By PonyWithPasta



    49) By Philith



    50) By Alipes (Cutie Mark Crusaders Cowpokes, yay!)



    51) By T-Brony



    52) By Sherlock Hooves (Heh... rope tricked.)



    53) By Blueberry Muffin



    54) By Mockingbird (Tantalizing.)



    55) By Tabs (There is too much cute in this image. Too much.)



    56) By Quantum



    57) By Bananizen



    58) By Arcani



    59) By Chris



    60) By Dangereaux



    61) By Erthilo (Is she after the fridge again?)



    62) By Puffy



    63) By Ego (So, two drums and a cymbal fell off a cliff...)



    64) By Fickle (Poor Derpy...)



    65) By Shockwave



    66) By kits (Seriously, there are like 30 fanfics in my head at this point.)



    67) By Facelessguru (And so much of it is AppleDash! You guys!)



    68) By ParallaxMLP (Thanks for the assist, Celly.)



    69) By Partition



    70) By Rachel



    71) By Tenchi Outsuno (This is like what happens to every slinky ever, except with ponies and it's adorable instead of frustrating.)



    72) By Infinity



    73) By DI-FL (That's... amazing.)



    74) By EssAeEm



    75) By Relias



    76) By Ctrl-Z



    77) By Velosareon



    78) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic



    79) By Scootaleo



    80) By Moabite (Looks like somepony lost a fight.)



    81) By Paintroller



    82) By CrazyGamer6



    83) By Ori



    84) By Syggie



    85) By badzerg



    86) By Misharra



    87) By Sapphire (A reversal of fortune!)



    88) By devilTV100



    89) By Chromadancer



    90) By Afentis



    91) By Luna (There's a lot going on here. All of it is great.)



    92) By Fetchbeer (Her chicken got stuck!)



    93) By redcladhero (...Kitty!)



    94) By Atlur



    95) By rich-tea



    96) By Brongaar



    97) By Zach (That face! Which one? I don't know!)



    98) By Shake (Oh gosh, poor Derpy... that looks painful.)



    99) By toonboy92484



    100) By Coquette (Second reminder in two days to rewatch Tangled. I guess I don't really need that sleep...)



    101) By TapeDiggity



    102) By Immersa



    103) By Rydel



    104) By Doombah



    105) By purpletrauma



    106) By Neoridgeback



    107) By Drilltooth



    108) By TopoCruz



    109) By Buddy Vox



    110) By Taco Bandit



    111) By Lolstaz



    112) By Goggle Sparks



    113) By Condor (Your daily dose of pun.)



    114) By Kt Kat (Catastrophic levels of blushing achieved.)



    115) By Circuit Mane



    116) By Panda_Instinct (I'm going to pretend this is a followup to number 27, several drinks later.)



    117) By Virga Rainboom



    118) By Macon Mixx (But hooves make that neato clippity clop sound when you walk.)



    119) By Squidbombed



    120) By The Obsessor



    121) By Kelz



    122) By MasterofRoku (Wow, a nerds rope and a hidden Lyra. Two of my favorite things!)



    123) By HeatWave



    124) By Starlight Bolt (Applejack's face tells a story that 5,000 words could not hope to match.)



    125) By Natry



    126) By Starlite



    127) By RaspleZS



    128) By Uncle Leo



    129) By A Terrible Person (Sage advice.)



    130) By Tarragon



    131) By Leaf Growth



    132) By Filiecs (This is a VERY popular story tonight.)



    133) By Prismatic Pretzel (Wow, meta.)



    134) By TheShagged



    135) By Liska



    136) By StarStep (Sorry, Dashie. I really didn't think you'd be such a big target tonight.)



    137) By Kooldude



    138) By Da Chi



    139) By Thattagen (You've got to whip it! Whip it good!)



    140) By Muffinsforever



    141) By nuclearsuplexattack



    142) By Fox E:



    143) By DJ RBDash


    144) By Opalwhisker


    145) By Sashley


    146) By StarSongPony



    147) By Spurs



    148) By djTeka



    149) By Eeful



    150) By SonicRainboom93



    151) By Arion



    152) By Frith



    153) By Magnet



    154) By Periphery