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Use Hooves, Not Horns - Wrap Up Winter by kefkafloyd Use Hooves, Not Horns - Wrap Up Winter by kefkafloyd
Winter Wrap Up is coming, and in Ponyville every able bodied stallion and mare must do their part. Tradition demands that citizens do without magic, and just in case you forgot, posters plastered all over town drive the point home - Use Hooves, Not Horns, and wrap up winter the earth pony way.

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Someone requested that I do an homage to Abram Games' Use Spades, Not Ships with ponies. [link] The original poster, commissioned by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, implored British citizens to grow their own food and rely on domestic production, rather than having food and supplies shipped to the island nation. Ships were vulnerable to German U-boat attack, and countless tons of food were lost to sunk ships. The message was effective, and Britain's increased self-reliance helped them through the war.
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:iconanonimo17:
anonimo17 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015
Why the pegasus still can fly? THAT'S RACIST, I WILL PROOTEST Rage 
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
They are still using their hooves in the process.
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:iconanonimo17:
anonimo17 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015
So, pegasus and earth ponies are the same thing?
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
As long as you do it "the earth pony way" you're cool, wether or not you have wings or a horn. ;)
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:iconanonimo17:
anonimo17 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
So, a unicorn can use his magic if he's use his hooves too?
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nope, use hooves instead of magic.
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:iconanonimo17:
anonimo17 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
RACIST
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:iconboogie-hooves:
Boogie-Hooves Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I appreciate this poster all the more now that I see what it's based on.  Brilliant work!
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:iconmrniceguy4:
MrNiceGuy4 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
That's racist. :P
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Bradel-Bound Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Picked up a large print of this from you while I was at BABSCon this year, and just got it back from the framing shop today ( i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y… ). I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! Thanks for making this piece, and all thPicked up a large print of this from you while I was at BABSCon this year, and just got it back from the framing shop today. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! Thanks for making this piece, and all the other awesome in-world style art you do.e other awesome in-world style art you do.
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
The foolish, conservative Earth Ponies are so jealous of Unicorn magic they want to impose their intrinsic handicap on the Unicorn population once a year in the name of tradition. How very mean and petty of them.
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KittieCat1103 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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:icontheviper1999:
Theviper1999 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
!O.O!
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:iconbilly2345:
billy2345 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now thats awsome!
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DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
One thing I don't get about all this? If they're so passionate about doing it the "Earth Pony Way", why are Pegasai helping? Earth Ponies can't fly.
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
They may be able to fly, but they're still using their hooves to move the clouds. Ergo, logically consistent. They can't just magic the clouds away.
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DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Filthy mud ponies. *magically sips tea*
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:iconheyyourainbowdash:
HeyyouRainbowDash Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Wrapping up winter, doing it, the earth pony way!
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:iconsevoohypred:
sevoohypred Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the textured look to it :+fav:
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
You know, the music in the song "Winter Wrap Up" is pretty good, but most of the lyrics reeeeeaaally rub me the wrong way

Why would Ponyville resort back to their racist and speciesist ways? In other words, not letting Unicorn Ponies use magic and not let non-Ponies help.

But for some reason those Earth Ponies let Pegasus Ponies fly all they want.

Plus, the holiday of Winter Wrap Up is the most unnatural holiday I have ever seen
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XYZExtreme13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Spike is such a hypocrite in that episode.
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Lightning-Blue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible! I love it! The colours harmonise beautifully and the layout is amazing :) Mind if I ask what font you used? I've been looking for something like that for ages
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kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
The font is Traktor. [link]
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Lightning-Blue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconumbreonxd:
UmbreonXD Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I like the creativity in the design of this. The coloring is good too and has a great message to it for Winter Wrap Up. Wonderful job.
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SunYup Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student
Holy crap, THIS IS SO FRICKIN' BRILLIANT!
Do you make posters for a living? Cuz it seems so professional.
...or I can just read your profile.
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Tut tut. The sin of envy is on full display. But why did I expect any better from mud ponies?
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DerpyHooves654 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I see what you did there
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zoroark09 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Dude, you should totally go to CafePress and make stuff out of this.
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:iconpilot231:
Pilot231 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Writer
Awesome. =D
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:iconabstractshadows:
AbstractShadows Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is freaking epic!
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:iconjablesgc:
JablesGC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I LOVE THIS!!
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it. I am to please. :)
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:iconnighttime-sun:
Nighttime-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
While also flying cause thats so earth pony. :laugh:
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I know, right? Let us laugh together, as representatives of the Unicorn Master Race.
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:iconnighttime-sun:
Nighttime-Sun Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
but I'm pegasus. =( Oh well I'm over it Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Just pretend I actually am a unicorn.=P
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Oh. Couldn't tell over the ponynet...

GTFO, horsefly.
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coolgaltw Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it alright if I used this for my Facebook Event? I mean, it's a small thing, I'm inviting friends and such (though anypony's welcome. .3.) but... yeah. [link]
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't really care so long as you give me a plug.
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:iconcoolgaltw:
coolgaltw Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Done.
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:iconstardustdragon:
StardustDragon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Another Excellent Example of Equestrian Propaganda.
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:icongrieverpon-3:
GrieverPon-3 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I used to wrap up winter with magic, then I stopped screwin around and just did it the earth pony way
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
very cleaver pice there.
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thaliasama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya'know it really isn't the earth pony way. I see a lot of it depends on the Pegasi. LOL!
I really love the concept behind the poster, as well as the finished product.
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kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
The tagline comes from the song, where Twilight says she wants to "help the earth pony way."

Still, the Pegasi aren't using magic to clear the sky or bring back the birds; they're using their hooves and doing hard work as much as the other ponies. The point is to reconnect and do things with your hands (hooves) as opposed to relying on technology (magic) to do the job.

It's kind of like the difference in going camping in an RV versus backpacking with a tent.
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megaTWERP Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
This looks like one of those war banters that were out during WW1 and WW2. Very cool.
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mylittlebadzerg Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh many that's amazing! i completely see it now! So cool kefkafloyd!! Maybe you should do more war banners with ponies it would be amazing :)
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kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is because it's an homage to a WW2 poster, specifically an English one called Use Spades, Not Ships. I talked about it in the description.
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:iconmegatwerp:
megaTWERP Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
I should really read those. :iconsweatplz:
Thanks.
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Sanryn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty awesome, not gonna lie. :D
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