Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten
January 11, 2023 11:51 AM   Subscribe

Ok really I just want to show you this image of a sparkly rainbow butterfly unicorn kitten which is sometimes just what you need.

But since it's Metafilter I guess I'd better fill this post out with a link to the theme song for a kids show called Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty that apparently exists (Wikipedia) and based on a tineye search it looks from the timing like the image is either directly related to or inspired by the show.
posted by aniola (35 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think this calls for a Sharknado treatment. giant Sparkly Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn KittensTM terrorizing the neighborhood.
posted by supermedusa at 11:54 AM on January 11 [4 favorites]


Now that is a photoshop
posted by Going To Maine at 11:54 AM on January 11


kinda got butt wings, tho, I just realized.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:55 AM on January 11 [2 favorites]


oh no why are its wings upside down what abomination has god sent to destroy us all
posted by mittens at 11:57 AM on January 11 [14 favorites]




The wings aren’t upside down, it’s a swing wing, they retract for flight at higher Mach numbers and extend for landing
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 12:26 PM on January 11 [12 favorites]


This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.
posted by straw at 12:49 PM on January 11 [23 favorites]


I totally needed to see this today. Thank you!
posted by Bella Donna at 1:01 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


it looks from the timing like the image is either directly related to or inspired by the show.
I think it's the other way around. That imgur post is from January 2015, and the theme song video and the show came four years later, January 2019. So, I hope OP got some credit for Nickelodeon and Funrise apparently just scraping imgur for content? 🤔
posted by xedrik at 1:01 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


Excellent post. Top-drawer. Just needs... a little glitter, you know?

*grins, ducks, runs*
posted by humbug at 1:03 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


But what about a sparkly rainbow butterfly fairy unicorn dragon kitten princess?
posted by Foosnark at 1:11 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


I think it's the other way around.

Whoops, so it is! I hope the OP got credit for it, too.
posted by aniola at 1:14 PM on January 11


sparkly rainbow butterfly unicorn kitten

Oh great -- now I need to change my password.
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 1:23 PM on January 11 [10 favorites]


Years ago a friend of mine and I saw this and I wanted to attempt to make one of these in yarn. I never quite figured out how to Frankenstein that shit, but I wanted to.
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:33 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


Now that is a photoshop
posted by Going To Maine


No it isn't! Shut up! SHUT UP!
posted by Splunge at 2:11 PM on January 11 [6 favorites]


It's ok. Yes Splunge. There really is a sparkly rainbow butterfly unicorn kitten.
posted by aniola at 2:35 PM on January 11 [8 favorites]


oh no why are its wings upside down what abomination has god sent to destroy us all

No, the image is of the *rear* of the SRBUK. It's to disorient predators
posted by foonly at 2:45 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


No, the image is of the *rear* of the SRBUK. It's to disorient predators

Then I don't want to see the horror that undoubtedly forms its hideous maw.

Now, excuse me while I go pray to Mothra to save us all
posted by house-goblin at 3:13 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


calculated to amaze
posted by glonous keming at 4:12 PM on January 11


Hi, gang! I made this, and I've still got the psd file laying around here to prove it!

My friend's daughter wanted a rainbow unicorn butterfly kitten, so I made this for her. My friend posted it and it went viral. I've seen it on shirts, mugs, keychains, pins, plushies, towels... pretty much everything. There was even a cartoon , but the creator claims he thought of it allll by himself. I wouldn't have cared much about that if it was just my usual silly post stuff, but it's always felt like it was stealing a kid's idea for a kids' show, which seems dickish.

...and though people often say otherwise, THE WINGS ARE RIGHT SIDE UP.
posted by dogwelder at 4:14 PM on January 11 [72 favorites]


My friend and I love your work! :) Thanks for surfacing!
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:19 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


posted by dogwelder

Eponadjacent?
posted by nickmark at 4:43 PM on January 11 [6 favorites]


This is relevant to my interests!
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 4:47 PM on January 11


In the somewhat ineffable order-of-adjectives in English, shouldn't it be
Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Butterfly Kitten
NOT
Sparkly Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten, which sounds wrong to me

There's a difference between a unicorn-kitten, with butterfly wings VS a butterfly-kitten, with one horn.
No?
So kitten type: [sparkly-rainbow-unicorn]{butterfly variant} NOT kitten type: [sparkly-rainbow-butterfly]{unicorn variant}
If the photoshop made those monarch butterfly wings rainbow colored, I could be convinced otherwise.
posted by bartleby at 5:37 PM on January 11 [3 favorites]


This is exactly what my morning needed.
posted by zenon at 6:16 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Ditto.
posted by Atreides at 7:52 AM on January 12


BEST!
posted by winesong at 1:42 PM on January 12


Just so everyone knows, I have once again been poking around on Ravelry for monarch butterfly and kitten and unicorn horn patterns.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:37 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


SQUEEEEE!!

I've had a rotten few days and I need this soooooooooooooooo much.
posted by kathrynm at 5:25 PM on January 15 [1 favorite]


Hi, gang! I made this

So do you have an official outlet for merch 'cause I'd love a sparkly rainbow butterfly unicorn kitten sticker for my hardhat.
posted by Mitheral at 5:11 AM on January 17 [2 favorites]


I, also, would like a way to give you money in exchange for something. Prints, a shirt?
posted by mhoye at 6:20 AM on January 17 [1 favorite]


I saw the dogwelder name in the sidebar, and thought, “wow, is that a DC Hitman reference?” Checked the user profile, and yes indeed it is. Zombie Night at the Gotham Aquarium was a beautiful set piece comedy.
posted by notoriety public at 10:46 AM on January 17


Hey, if anyone's still reading this thread, here's a tumblr post with a link to the highest resolution version of the original image.

https://www.tumblr.com/dogwelder/692975750199033856/if-youve-ever-seen-this-rainbow-butterfly-unicorn
posted by dogwelder at 9:05 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


@mhoye, feel free to use the linked image above in any way you see fit!
posted by dogwelder at 9:06 PM on January 17 [2 favorites]


Thank you, dogwelder. I will not abuse your kindness.
posted by mhoye at 11:06 AM on January 18


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