There is unrest within the Brony community, folks. Let me set the scene for you: Brony falls madly in love with “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” star Twilight Sparkle. Smitten brony decides he will wed Twilight Sparkle, becomes jealous of her other fans. Brony pens angry letter to Deviant artist Kevinsano, who makes erotic art of Twilight Sparkle. We read excerpts from the letter. Here’s a teaser:
“Twilight is my fiancé, we’re planning on getting married next June of July should everything go as planned financially speaking. And yes, I have actually found a wedding chapel that will let me marry someone that most people would consider a fictional character. Now before you go thinking “This guy is either completely crazy or just screwing with me” please hear me out on this …”
You should probably read the full letter after the jump because it gets so much more intense after this. I wonder what people in remote parts of Africa would think of this letter. [AV Club] Keep reading »
Have you explored the weird world of Reddit yet? It’s a user-generated website where anybody can post about virtually anything they want. It is a colossal internet timewaster. And to make it (theoretically) more easy to navigate and find others with totally obscure interests like you, the site is divided into thousands of “SubReddits,” which are basically special interest pages where users can post about and discuss a particular topic. Given that it’s a democratic internet free-for-all, there’s tons of nasty, gross, porn-y things on Reddit. But there are also some total bizarro gems — SubReddits that reveal virtually everyone can find a kindred, likeminded soul online. We’ve combed through just a small corner of the stuff on Reddit, and found 13 of our favorite weird hidey-holes. Take a look, and let us know what SubReddits you love in the comments!
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A music video for Ginuwine’s “Pony” featuring My Little Ponies doing unspeakable things is so wrong that it’s right. It’s some straight up Pony Sutra stuff. Think Charlie Sheen’s harem house, but with humans. [Buzzfeed]
Suddenly I see what it’s all about, bronies! I totally understand how you could love My Little Pony as grown-ass adults. It’s no secret around here that Rachel and I are obsessed with weirdo Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld but he is even more adorable in pony form. My Little Karl is a piece of artwork by German sculptor/graphic artist Mari Kasurinen, who has created My Little Ponies in dozens of pop culture incarnations. Many of them are sold on her site … possibly to bronies. Check out my favorites — and yes, it was hard to whittle it down to just 20! [Mari Kasurinen]
So Andrew WK is pretty much the best dude. While I’m not a fan of his music — which consists largely of rock songs about partying – I can say with absolute certainty that he is genuinely as kind, smart, sweet and enthusiastic as one might hope their favorite Rock Star Who Sings Primarily About Partying might be. It comes as no surprise that Mr. WK would be totally into anything to do with fun, partying and generally having a good time. So of course he’s hosting a panel at this year’s My Little Pony conference.
Which is a real thing.
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Katy Perry is still going through her blue period. The “Teenage Dream” pop star shared a while back that the inspiration for her blue hair was half Anna Wintour and half Kate Winslet in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” However it seems even more clear what Perry was going for with the gorgeous blue and purple ponytail she rocked at the 25th annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles this past weekend. Duh, it’s Tink-a-tink-a-too, the My Little Pony. Keep reading »
Rebecca Hains, best be known these days as the woman who got busted by the TSA for trying to take a red velvet cupcake through airport security, is, in her real life a media studies professor at Salem State University and author of Growing Up With Girl Power; Girlhood on Screen and in Every Day Life. She is also mother to a little boy who loves “My Little Pony,” a show, Rebecca says on her blog, that, like the beloved Powerpuff Girls, appeals equally to both sexes, defying the notion that boys/men won’t watch stories about girls/women.
I have to admit I’m not a “My Little Pony” aficianado — my daughter was never into them and I recalled the old show as being inane, and largely about selling toys (the fact that the ponies were revived for the Hub, a TV station owned by Hasbro, and are skinnier and “prettier” in their new incarnation only reinforced those impressions). Creator Lauren Faust writes on the Ms. Magazine blog that she was not initially a fan, either:
[Shows based on girls’ toys] did not reflect the way I played … I assigned my ponies and my Strawberry Shortcake dolls distinctive personalities and sent them on epic adventures to save the world. On TV, though, I couldn’t tell one girl character from another and they just had endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying – which miraculously inspired the villain to turn nice. Keep reading »
I was losing sleep over the New York Times’ careless factual error on their article about college students with Aspergers who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship. How dare they mix up two My Little Ponies? Not only do they have totally different personalities, but Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy look nothing alike. Fluttershy is yellow with a pink mane and Twilight Sparkle is a lavender unicorn with a pink and purple mane. The Times needs to get their act together or I am no longer going to be able to trust them as a journalistic institution. Thank God they caught this one. [Coke Talk]
Lauren Conrad has never really been my hair idol. Okay fine, I totally have tried to replicate that braid thingy she does—but other that than, I’ve always found her long, blonde locks a little safe. However, last week on her website TheBeautyDepartment.com, Lauren posted a photo of a woman with multi-colored streaks and asked readers whether she should go for it, too. They voted yes. Awesomely, Lauren did it and is now rocking pink, purple, blue, and green streaks on her tips. Personally, I love the new look. I call it Nuevo My Little Pony. [MTV] Keep reading »