Wow, Aledans. #PonyFest13 was a wild ride this year. Despite waking up early on Saturday, I stayed up until Midnight so I could see the poll (there’s no way to stop people from voting after midnight, as I learned last year) and announce the winner. But before the winner, we have an awesome custom pony to show off! I came across this one on DeviantArt and could not resist featuring it. I saw Spirited Away with one of my best friends in college, and it was my first foray into full-length anime (also: ducks in baths!) so this one is kind of special to me, because it reminds me of that night 🙂
The whiskers! I love them! I can’t get enough of this pony 🙂
But now, on to the PonyFest13 results. The winner, with an un-HERD-of (pun intended) 50% of the vote is….
Congratulations Danielle! You had the cleverest introduction for any design I’ve ever seen, and the voters agreed! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address so I can send you the books and arrange for Kalavista to make the pony!
And the runner-up prize goes to…
You guys have no idea how appropriate this is 🙂 Not only did I meet Aly through RPing My Little Ponies, but she came to Key West with me last year – and Tempest is a water-themed pony!
To everyone who played, I want to give a huge THANK YOU! I can’t express how much this contest brightened my days as I clicked through to look at the ponies time and time again. You are all very talented writers, and very talented pony designers. I can’t wait to have your books on my bookshelf!
And if you didn’t win, or didn’t know about the contest in time to enter: No worries! I run it every year in September/October (around my birthday, because who doesn’t want all that happiness on their blog for their birthday?!) And if you’re really itching for your own custom pony let me know – I’ll get you in contact with a customizer who can make it for you 🙂