One of my favorite things about “Friendship is Magic” is how many fun creations have arisen from some talented and creative fans. While these are generally funnier if you’ve seen the show I think you’ll get a kick out of some of them even if you’ve only got a passing knowledge of the characters. So here, for this Saturday’s pony post, I’ve collected some of my favorite “Friendship is Magic” fan creations.
“Friendship is Magic” features songs every once in a while. While a few of them have been full-blown, musical-style numbers, most are just Pinkie Pie breaking into twenty-second snippets of song for no apparent reason other than that she’s Pinkie Pie. A guy who goes by the name of Eurobeat Brony, however, has taken nearly all of the songs on the show and turned them into amazingly good, full-length (3-4 minutes) Eurobeat tunes. This is one of those things that you definitely don’t need to like the show to enjoy, you just need to like a good Eurobeat and you’ll have a blast (thanks to Tek for pointing out that Eurobeat and techno are not the same thing). I’ll embed my personal favorite and provide links to the rest:
“Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme (BlankFlank Mix)”
“Winter Wrap-Up (EuroSpring Mix)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ZyTzgoLGA
“Art of the Dress (EuroFashion Mix)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MunCk4b6ofM
“Evil Enchantress (EuroSpell Mix)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atnSTtiWU5E
“Cupcakes (Extended)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ofvrQJj2I
“Fluttershy’s Lullaby (Stay Up Late Mix)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa6_ZMBFUpQ
“Giggle at the Ghostly (ParaParasprite Mix)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SY9t81sVsE&feature=related
“You Gotta Share (Spaghetti Western Remix)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FGmgVu9Nz0
“So Many Wonders (EuroSky Mix)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnTPsNAutKY&feature=feedu
The musical fun doesn’t stop yet. For retro-lovers, there are also 8-bit versions for a few of these songs. These are only as long as the source material from the show, and they’re more fun if you’ve heard the original song, but they’re still pretty darned good. Again, the embedded one is my personal favorite and the rest are just links.
“Art of the Dress”
“Winter Wrap-Up”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPLsQJJUTmE&feature=related
“Giggle at the Ghostly”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA_nxysSA5c&feature=related
“Evil Enchantress”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAoZVGicsvw
“Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PNDwH2xQ-w
“Hush Now, Quiet Now”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zf7n2dHaw
The idea is simple: take the sound from a well-known and totally non-pony-related trailer and sync it up with video clips from episodes of “Friendship is Magic”. These people took that simple idea and made it fantastic with their wizard-like editing skills and fun sense of humor. Watch Fluttershy scream “This. Is. SPARTA!”, or see Twilight play the part of Colonel Jim Raynor… and Gandalf (in two different trailers, of course). It’s all here, and it’s all too spectacular not to like. Go on, try. See, I told you. I’m going to embed all of these because they’re just that good. We’ll start with the undisputed champion… EDIT: Ponycraft 2 used to occupy this spot, but seriously – Pinkie Pie as The Joker, Appleboom as Alfred, and Rainbow Dash as Batman? You can’t top that.
The Dark Knight = The Rainbow Knight
Starcraft 2 = Ponycraft 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim = The Elder Scrolls VI: Equestria
Mass Effect 2 = Pony Effect 2
300 = 300 Ponies
The Lord of the Rings = The Lord of the Ponies (EDIT: New and improved edition featuring Spike as Frodo.)
Also, anyone who’s ever played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion deserves to see this:
Lastly, there are some great image mashups of “Friendship is Magic” characters and things from real life (like movie and video game posters, car logos, and even a certain game show). Most of them are clever, many of them are pun-tastic, and all of them are good for a laugh (or at least a chuckle).
I hope you enjoyed the music and got a chuckle or two out of the pictures and videos, and I leave you with this because it makes me laugh:
Have a good night, everyone!