She was prepared: So now what?

As about .05% of the spam bots who read my blog know, yesterday’s season 3 finale saw the fulfillment of what a lot of people have been expecting and/or dreading for quite a while; the egghead became a princess, complete with wings and a coronation ceremony.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re not that in that .05%. Go home. Nothing to see here.

If you do know what the hell I’m talking about, or you are simply curious, stay awhile, and listen. I’m going to do something I’ve never done before; analyze an episode of a kid’s show.

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She Must Break You (then suck out your love juices)

Until about two minutes before writing this, I did not know part of Sylvester Stallone’s face was paralyzed since birth due to a doctor’s misuse of forceps, explaining his unique visage.  This is probably the most interesting, and informative sentence you’re going to read in this post, and only loosely related to what I am about to present.

A while back, I decided to stop thinking about something and just do it. That something was a fun little music video in which I put scenes from the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, to one of my favorite songs from Rocky IV; Robert Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out”.  It wasn’t just just a collection of random events, either.  I summarized the the phenomenal finale while also touching on the major conflicts from the rest of the season. I even did it in the style of the amazing montage where, after Apollo Creed’s death and subsequent fight with Adrian, Rocky drives off in his sporty little car and thinks about his fallen friend and his career as a fighter.

Oh yeah. Rocky IV  was my favorite Rocky. Rocky v.s. Communism. The American spirit against Russian science. He won the Cold War for us. Stallone did a lot of movies during the Regan era that helped push the national agenda. Rambo was also about the battle with communism, and a piece about how America “turned” on their soldiers in Nam.

What is my video about? Well, I suppose it could represent the current political climate. As a people, we’re more polarized than ever. I’ll tell you, nothing is scarier than seeing the “Take Back America” banners. Take it back from whom? We’re talking about the other half of the country that voted, not some sort of invading force.

So maybe Queen Chrysalis and her  changelings can represent the danger our fellow Americans pose to our way of life. They look like us, they may even love us, but God dammit, they just want to suck us dry until there is nothing left.

Maybe I’m over thinking things. Lets go a different route. This video was a lot of fun to make. It is the first video project I’ve done in a long, long time. I forgot I could make neat things like this, and how fun it is to create again. I kind of wish I had Youtube and digital media back in the day when I did cool stuff like this constantly. I used to be really cool, now I’m just boring. Work. Video games. Drink. Sleep. Woo!

Here is my video. Enjoy. Don’t forget to check out the link in the description to see the original Rocky IV source material. See you on the battlefield later this year.

Watch this movie. Really, it’s okay. Don’t be a puss; your testicles won’t shrink. There is lots of fighting. Trust me

Spoilers Ahead: MLP Season 2 ends with bedlam

She'll swallow your frickin' soul!

I won’t be long. I’ve got a reception to get back to. I just wanted to say a few words about the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic season 2 finale, A Canterlot Wedding.

Frigging amazing.

Especially for a show aimed at a younger demographic. After all, what kind of show “for little girls” has a wedding degrade into a total melee between ponies and a Fae-like changing queen and her hideous minions? A cool one, that’s what kind of show.

Of course, now that I think about it, most weddings are probably instigated by changelings.

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RBD Demolition INC.

Microsoft Paint is a bastard. I stole borrowed the explosion and Rainbow Dash vectors from Somepony and ShadowillHCR over at Deviant Art. You can get anything there. Marvelous place, really. I wanted to do something like this since I saw THIS last year. Really; you should watch it.

Fan-Made Pony Fighter is Serious Business

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A few animators, programmers, and musical producers walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and asks “What are you nerds up to?”. The animators, programmers, and musical producers say, “We’re going to make a fighting game based on the newly revised My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic franchise.

It might sound funny, but in May of last year, a team of 6 programmers and animators got together specifically for that purpose.  They called themselves Mane6 (for several obvious reasons). The game they’re making, MLP: Fighting is Magic, is definitely no joke.

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2011: The Year of the Pony

That is a capital idea, Spitfire.

Last year wasn’t the greatest for me. However, there were a few things that brought me joy during the self-imposed monotony and funk of 2011. The next few posts will be about these things.

Of course, anybody who knows me, or who has read anything I’ve written since May, knows there is one distraction that stood out above all others. I’d like to get this elephant equine out of the room first.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

On its face, the idea of grown men watching a show called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, sounds very odd (to say the least). I didn’t know what the hell was wrong with the world when I first read about the phenomenon in May of 2011. However, being a guy who watches a lot of cartoons and who probably enjoys kids shows a little more than he should, I had to look into it. I never expected it to be one of the best television shows I have ever seen.

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New Life Plan: You’ll hate me by May.

New Year’s resolutions are popular. My opinion on the matter is; if you have to wait for a new year to start making changes, you’ve already failed. Give up. Just go ahead and eat the cookie. You know you’ll be wolfing down the whole box come March.

No, really. I get it.  New year’s resolutions are a symbolic gesture. We like being symbolic, or at least dramatic, so we’ve chosen that pivotal moment when when we put up a new calendar to be a great time to change our lives. It’s cute, really. Everyone and their sneaky uncle gets in on the fun. Even I make New Year’s resolutions. Usually they’re along the lines of eat more vegetables, read more, write more, drink less, and get a life. I’ve made these same resolutions for about 6 years now.

While I do eat more vegetables, I don’t read or write much more. I definitely don’t drink less or have a life. I think I’ve found out why. I think I need to skip the superficial things this year and make fundamental changes in the way I think about and react to things.

This year’s resolution:

Be a dick

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