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November 15, 2012 9:41 PM   Subscribe

Lord Of The Rings... Re-enacted by Ponies. The Bronies bring forth what may be their greatest creation.
posted by hippybear (26 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Many ponies that have friendship deserve haters, and some that deserve friendship have haters. Can you give it to them?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:49 PM on November 15, 2012 [6 favorites]


Ponies are the new zombies, aren't they? Gah.
posted by smirkette at 10:33 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Many ponies that have friendship deserve haters, and some that deserve friendship have haters. Can you give it to them, Dodo?

Oh, god, this is awesome.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:35 PM on November 15, 2012


Many ponies that have friendship deserve haters, and some that deserve friendship have haters. Can you give it to them?

I can sit my six year old niece in front of the TV and slap people upside the head who should know better.

So yes I guess?
posted by Talez at 10:37 PM on November 15, 2012


This is still going on?

The internet must be slowing down.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:43 PM on November 15, 2012


The new season of My Little Pony started this week. It is important to be prepared.
posted by Quonab at 11:20 PM on November 15, 2012 [5 favorites]


This is awesome. Far better than any of those God Damned movies.

I don't understand! They're really bad! Like awful!
posted by cmoj at 11:59 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Check out the Balrog at the end of the first movie, and the fiery battle at the beginning of the second. That's enough for me.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:23 AM on November 16, 2012


/masturbates furiously

Oh, fuck off. (Figuratively.)

Ponies are the new zombies, aren't they? Gah.

Nah, because PONIES ARE ESCAPABLE. For its unexpected popularity, the gang around the water cooler doesn't generally talk about what Pinkie Pie did last night. Zombies, on the other hand, drive me right up the wall -- The Walking Dead might as well be called Chase JHarris From The Conversation.
posted by JHarris at 12:29 AM on November 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


(Oh, in the next episode of the cartoon a magic mirror creates an army of duplicates of Pinkie Pie. If as a result at least one pony doesn't get sent to Ponyville Sanitarium I will be disappointed.)
posted by JHarris at 12:37 AM on November 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


If I had to pick a favorite brony creation, it wouldn't be this. I'd have to go with the time Jayson Thiessen asked for a PMV (Pony Music Video) of his wife's favorite song, "Up, Up, and Away" by The Fifth Dimension. After an initial flurry of "cram every balloon shot in the show" attempts, this was the result.
posted by darksasami at 12:37 AM on November 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


Hey that's one of the rare PMVs that I can stand, they did good work with that one!
posted by JHarris at 12:42 AM on November 16, 2012


No pony simply trots into Meridor.

Heh, I might actually watch this…
posted by monocultured at 2:18 AM on November 16, 2012


Yeah, no.
posted by spock at 7:06 AM on November 16, 2012


So, in this adaptation, how is Bill depicted? If it is by a pony, it seems you would run into the Goofy/Pluto Conundrum.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:06 AM on November 16, 2012


Ponies are the new zombies, aren't they? Gah.

At least something is.

I'm continually impressed by this fandom. It's a magnet for creative and talented people.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:14 AM on November 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


So, in this adaptation, how is Bill depicted?

They skipped over him. For Gandalf's arrival at the Battle of Helm's Deep, Princess Celestia was technically filling in as both Gandalf the White, Gandalf's Staff, and Shadowfax at the same time.
posted by radwolf76 at 7:37 AM on November 16, 2012


Since this seems to be the periodic pony thread of the moment, and because ChurchHatesTucker remarked at how many creative people are in the fandom, I figured I should note that, other than the show itself and a few other instances (like the wonderful-looking comic book), the best creators in the fanbase exceed that of the official licensees.

Take the state of pony gaming. Fans are making the awesome, upcoming Fighting Is Magic, Ponykart, Phoenix Wright-style games, a couple of completing MMORPGs, and so forth. The official products are a bunch of lacklustre Flash games, and a Gameloft social game with serious bugs and terribly by-the-numbers gameplay. (Its only real saving grace is its fan shoutouts: it has officialized Bon-Bon's fan-name, Lyra can be added to town early on, and Derpy's appearance is a random event.)
posted by JHarris at 8:55 AM on November 16, 2012


The bronies have already hacked that GameLoft game. (It's been out for a week.)

it has officialized Bon-Bon's fan-name

But comically misses the origin of it, describing her cutie mark as "three bows."
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:30 AM on November 16, 2012


Yeah, I'm going to be using that hack. Because PLAYING APPLE CATCH OR BALL BOUNCE FOR A HUNDRED TIMES IS NOT MY IDEA OF A FUN PLAY EXPERIENCE.
posted by JHarris at 10:20 AM on November 16, 2012


For some reason I thought it was going to be real ponies. And then I was really disappointed.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 11:02 AM on November 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Next up, the all-pony adaptation of the Gormenghast trilogy: My Little Groanie
posted by gamera at 3:48 PM on November 16, 2012


For some reason I thought it was going to be real ponies. And then I was really disappointed.

Exactly, six-or-six-thirty. If it's not real ponies, I don't want it.
*sulks*
posted by BlueHorse at 6:16 PM on November 16, 2012


Another Metafiler pony thread! Woo!

This was really well done...I LOL'd several times during it. A perfect way to unwind after a very trying week.
posted by zbaco at 7:23 PM on November 16, 2012


About that Gameloft Pony game... the word is that the fans are rebelling against it (CNET). In order to "win," you need to unlock all the main ponies, and to get the last two you need a total of 590 "gems," the game's "premium currency." It ends up costing more than $50 for that alone. It is possible to get gems through other means, but they're incredibly time-consuming. Along the lines of fifteen years time consuming!

I'm not feeling bad about hacking the store price lists at all. And it makes me feel all the better that I've basically ignored this entire benighted genre of gaming.
posted by JHarris at 3:39 PM on November 19, 2012


Fellowship of the Ringwraiths
posted by homunculus at 4:34 PM on December 3, 2012


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