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March 12, 2011 1:13 PM   Subscribe

PonyCraft 2 - StarCraft 2's trailer, but with ponies.
posted by inedible (29 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
My Little Leroy (Jenkins). Pinkie and the Brain. The Elder Scrolls VI: Equestria.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:21 PM on March 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


I never thought as a heterosexual man I would be enthusiastically downloading My Little Pony episodes at the age of 30, but here we are.
posted by inedible at 1:24 PM on March 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


It happens like this.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:28 PM on March 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh god, Applejack's "Sweet mother of mercy"... Pinkie Pie's "We have Zerg attack waves incoming"! It must tickle that same part of my brain that enjoyed Flutterguy so much.

That's right, my name's roobot and I actively follow My Little Pony.

Word has it that Rainbow Dash is the illegitimate daughter of the Robot Unicorn.
posted by roobot at 1:41 PM on March 12, 2011


This is a good fan art resource. (moderated to keep the creepy chan stuff out) If you haven't watched this show yet (try it, for real.), this is a good episode to start with. The two part pilot is good too but like a lot of pilots may not be the best to watch first to get the real flavor of how the show ended up in production.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 2:13 PM on March 12, 2011


> moderated to keep the creepy chan stuff out

Why, what's wrong with Creepy Chan?
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:32 PM on March 12, 2011


Girlfriend: "I want to play that game!"
posted by valrus at 2:46 PM on March 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well that was absolutely perfect.
posted by kafziel at 3:08 PM on March 12, 2011


I never thought as a heterosexual man I would be enthusiastically downloading My Little Pony episodes at the age of 30, but here we are.

Thirty? Hah! That's ridiculous, downloading a show meant for little girls at your age.

You should be forty, like me. *BROHOOF*
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 3:28 PM on March 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


Starcraft 2 would have been an even better game if they gave Mengsk that awesome rainbow haircut.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 3:48 PM on March 12, 2011


Starpony.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 3:52 PM on March 12, 2011


Sweet mother of mercy.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:57 PM on March 12, 2011


there are a lot of Starcraft II trailers out there. Anyone have a link to the original that's parodies here? This is awesome btw. My pinki and the brain loving roommate also appreciated that one.
We'll proably end up watching My Little Pony all night.
posted by kittensofthenight at 3:59 PM on March 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Anyone have a link to the original that's parodies here?

Here's the original.
posted by i less than three nsima at 4:18 PM on March 12, 2011


Solidarity is Illusion: The Political Economy of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
posted by hellojed at 4:24 PM on March 12, 2011 [7 favorites]


Wow, the Ponycraft trailer is so much more entertaining.
Please excuse the typo (that's parodies).
posted by kittensofthenight at 4:25 PM on March 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I never thought as a heterosexual man I would be enthusiastically downloading My Little Pony episodes at the age of 30, but here we are.

So brave! But don't worry, dear, pretty soon you'll be buying Pet Shop Boy albums in public and subscribing to manhunt.com and installing the grindr app on your smartphone without even batting an eye.

The My Little Pony episodes were the first step for all us.
posted by Mike Mongo at 4:57 PM on March 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


My six year old is confused. She asked me why the ponies are speaking like that.

I said... The answers you seek lie within.
posted by the noob at 5:32 PM on March 12, 2011


I'm 37. I watch My Little Pony faithfully every week.

... A year ago, I do not think I would not have predicted that this would be the case.
posted by kyrademon at 7:51 PM on March 12, 2011


Are the older MLP cartoons any good? Or is this just so appealing because Lauren Faust was involved in so many of the shows I liked growing up? Powerpuff Girls, Foster's... Hey, she was an animator on The Iron Giant too!

Like most people, I assumed MLP was cutesy fluff, but I've seen a few screencaps of older shows, and they make the monsters (cockatrice, hydra, manticore) in Faust's version seem pretty tame. Were they some kind of secret nightmare fuel?
posted by roobot at 8:00 PM on March 12, 2011


Never saw the original, even though my sister liked the toys and was and is obsessed with real life ponies. Apparently it was standard 80's cartoon quality. Some of the clips from the shows in between I've seen out of curiosity have been entirely unwatchable.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 8:29 PM on March 12, 2011


Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the cognitive surplus.
posted by bicyclefish at 8:44 PM on March 12, 2011


The older 80's MLP cartoons were quite bad. Even the people I know who actually had and played with MLP's when they were children in the 80's didn't think much of it, as far as I can tell.
posted by kyrademon at 9:07 PM on March 12, 2011


That takes me back to the conflict of '84... Strawberry Shortcake was cooking up chemical weapons of mass destruction, which the Ponies and Care Bears secretly envied while they publicly denounced the threat. War was inevitable. The Ponies had greater numbers, but the Care Bears had air superiority, and neither could withstand those flesh-melting strawberry kisses. War was inevitable...

The carnage strewn across my sister's room still haunts me. At least Cobra had a sense of honor. The Decepticons could be reasoned with. Neither ever reached the heights of depravity that those magical embodiments of human virtue achieved. It seems absolute moral certainty excuses any atrocity.
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 9:33 PM on March 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Slow clap
posted by inedible at 10:06 PM on March 12, 2011


Ah. I guess this is the official pony thread, to which all other pony threads must be directed.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 11:05 PM on March 12, 2011


That takes me back to the conflict of '84... Strawberry Shortcake was cooking up chemical weapons of mass destruction, which the Ponies and Care Bears secretly envied while they publicly denounced the threat. War was inevitable. The Ponies had greater numbers, but the Care Bears had air superiority, and neither could withstand those flesh-melting strawberry kisses. War was inevitable...

Have you blocked out the horror of Glo Worms?

Hey parents! What better playmate for your toddler than a GIANT BIOLUMINESCENT MAGGOT???
posted by Sys Rq at 11:54 PM on March 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


Regarding the original trailer this is based on: I don't get it! Starcraft II is an RTS! This is Square-style cinematics! I would pay $10 to see the cheezy sci-fi action movie this could be the trailer to (heck, I paid $7.50 or something for The Spirits Within, and it was at least pretty), but not $60 for the game this has very little to do with, aside from the skeleton of a plot played out in frustrating RTS sequences.

Regarding the remix: I am so bloody amused.
posted by Alterscape at 8:46 AM on March 13, 2011


You must´╗┐ construct additional rainbows.

(from the youtube comments)
posted by gamera at 6:13 PM on March 15, 2011


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