Hello yes this is my ponysona Red Lightening. Now, anybody who follows me, and is still active, and still cares may notice that this is NOT Cheery Blue. It's kind of a funny story. Cheery Blue (and his earliest incarnation, Cheery Cake) started out as somepony I created to not only stand for me but also become a way to really communicate with as a character.
When I began I didn't really know how to do that. Creating a fleshed out character can be pretty hard, it takes time, and sometimes when the seeds you plant finally begin to grow they don't turn out like you expect. Cheery started out with a Pinkie Pie personality with little depth or dimension, the then mare was nice to be around, but I didn't really connect well with her. Once I switched her gender and made her a teacher, warranting the name change of Cheery Blue, did I finally begin to connect.
But Cheery evolved to be a quiet, reserved and intelligent pony. He's not anti-social or even shy, he just tends not to say too much. He's very calm and sweet but he became a pony I couldn't really look at and call myself. That's when I focused my attention on Red, Red started out as Ruby Lightening. A character I doodled but never put up on the site. Ruby was a rough n' tumble Rainbow Dash type, but with more militarism and ambition. She was the badass cousin that Cheery loved, even if she didn't hang around much after their foalhood. I felt more connected to Ruby, but there were still barriers.
Then after I re-made Cheery I decided to remake Ruby as well. Ruby became Red, and Red did a 180 on his personality. He became a bright fun pony, a bit Pinkieish but not an imitation. He just loves making people smile. His special talent remained roughly the same, but the purpose behind it radically different. He didn't want to be a Wonderbolt because he wanted power, or to feel strong. He wants it because he knows many ponies find excitement and joy in Wonderbolt performances, as he did as a foal.
Anyways, after seeing the pony Red could be I feel like I'm much happier to call him my ponysona rather than Cheery. I still like Cheery of course, if my artwork picks up he'll be around. But Red is my main colt now.