Unlock Your Inner Brony In Skyrim

By Craig Pearson on January 19th, 2012 at 5:05 pm.

I'll get my coat. And several other changes of clothes.
Every game has at least one mod that will push their fans to the brink of uninstallling and having a shower. This is Skyrim’s, I fear. We should have known it was out there, we should have protected ourselves. But it’s too late. I’m sorry.

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272 Comments »

  1. Xan says:

    Yay!

    • Serge says:

      Damn, I was too late…

    • Nim says:

      I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

    • Suits says:

      Wow, I can’t unthink it now :|

    • Adriaan says:

      Looks like the fun just got doubled.

    • McDan says:

      I really like their…manes?

      But seriously, was only a matter of time. Good job guys. People who don’t like it, don’t install it, simple.

    • thrawn says:

      Ya, that’s what I thought too until I realized this would mean that at some point in the game I would be forced to HURT FLUTTERSHY! And this is not acceptable. :(

  2. RaytraceRat says:

    this is… beautiful.. (also – yay!)

  3. Flint says:

    Well, at least you’re meant to hunt them down in the game.

    • ahluka says:

      The only solace to be had.
      Sometimes I hate the internet.

    • Blackcompany says:

      “The only solace to be had.
      Sometimes I hate the internet. ”
      …………
      I could not possibly – and I mean this with utter sincerity and without sarcasm – could not possibly agree with this more than I already do.

    • ahluka says:

      I want to FUS… RO DAH! one off a cliff. Hard.

    • Dhatz says:

      -_(\ you WANT to get sent to the moon?

    • ahluka says:

      ASCII facepalm? Really? That’s the coolest thing I’ve seen all year (no sarcasm).
      Also, I don’t understand what you mean, but please, if it’s related to ponies, don’t explain it.

    • Danorz says:

      clearly a lot of bitches who don’t like bananas itt

  4. LuciusAxelrod says:

    Welp, time to remove RPS from my bookmarks.

    • Milky1985 says:

      hunting ponies could dragon a bit

    • Eddy9000 says:

      I used to be an adventurer, but then I took an arrow in the bro-knee.

    • Metonymy says:

      Just because its made for little kids, suddenly you’re too good to enjoy it? Next you’re going to tell me you don’t like My Little Pony either.

    • Quasar says:

      Go on, hoof it. Like we care.

    • Blackcompany says:

      Here we go again, horsing around with the puns….

    • Premium User Badge Hodge says:

      Yeah. Besides, whining will only make your voice horse.

    • Zorganist says:

      Lucius, I think, needs to get down from his high horse.

    • stahlwerk says:

      A lot of people seem to get night mares just from the mere mentioning of MLP.
      Fillystines.

    • sinister agent says:

      Well at least we won’t be saddled with another moaner for long.

    • acenck says:

      Really!? Welp, Bye then!

    • tungstenHead says:

      Come on guys, you’re allowed to vote neigh. We don’t have to send him to the glue factory over it.

    • Syra says:

      I used to wonder what friendship would be, then I took an arrow to the knee…

      yay!

    • Premium User Badge lowprices says:

      Come on now, it’s not like anyone’s forcing you to pony up for it. It’s just a bit of horseplay.

    • TsunamiWombat says:

      Lucius, don’t be like that. You can’t abandon your friends at RPS over something like this, Friendship is Magic.

    • Premium User Badge WombatDeath says:

      To be fair to him, he Ascot a point.

    • DigitalSignalX says:

      What’s the matter, can’t stand the sight of a strong nord brony?

    • roryok says:

      The mane thing is that we don’t stoop to his level.

    • BenAffleck says:

      What is it about My Little Pony’s that stirrup such unbridled emotions? If you could somehow harness them, companies would be chomping at the bit to throw money at you. I’m sorry, I simply canteresist.

    • RSeldon says:

      Whoa, this topic can really stirrup some strong opinions, can’t it?

    • Premium User Badge Lambchops says:

      Quit jokeying around guys!

    • DoucheMullet says:

      This comment chain is the most autistic thing I’ve seen in a good while, and that really is saying something. Secondhand embarrassment for all of you.

  5. Soulstrider says:

    I was about to rage, claiming nothing was sacred anymore. The Victoria 2 pony mod was already too much for me.

    But then I realized I would be slaying them.

    • Gasmask Hero says:

      What? There’s a pony mod for Vicky 2? Well. I have difficulty believing that there’s any sort of crossover point whatsoever between the demographics for My Little Pony fans and those of 19th C based socio-economic simulators, but if such a thing does exist then I may as well have a look. For rubbernecking purposes only, you understand.

    • Jae Armstrong says:

      Here.

    • Bhazor says:

      After the latest episode mentioned recessive traits theres been a surprising surge in brony geneticists. I’ve seen at least three essays on how earth ponies can give birth to pegasus ponies.

      The biggest cross over though is TF2.

  6. westyfield says:

    Nyan Cat mod or GTFO.

  7. Fiwer says:

    Dovahkin is magic!

  8. juandemarco says:

    The world is an insane place to live in

  9. UnravThreads says:

    My Little Pony, Apocalypse Pony…

    #RobotChickenY’All

  10. Skiv says:

    Howaboutno?

  11. Walter Heisenberg says:

    Will this shit please curl up in a ditch and die already.
    The whole “we’re being ironic about this…..but not really” subculture is the worst

    • lorddon says:

      Perhaps next to your sense of humor?

    • bit_crusherrr says:

      Sense of humour? Really? This whole Bronies thing is ridiculous. The sooner its gone the better.

    • Dominic White says:

      I’m sorry, but if you don’t think the idea of a surly viking jumping atop the head of a giant magical pony and driving his enchanted blade into it’s skull, absorbing it’s soul, and ferociously bellowing ‘Yay ^_^’ to the heavens is funny, then I don’t think I want to know you.

    • Lars says:

      It seems like some people got some sand in their girly parts? Watch some ‘My Little Pony’ to girl up a tad!

    • stahlwerk says:

      @OP: Are you really certain about that?

    • sinister agent says:

      Who says it’s ironic? I’ve never even watched the programme, but I watch all kinds of things that aren’t aimed at me. There’s no need to put some twattish ‘irony’ shades on. It’s possible to sincerely enjoy something silly without having to be a wanker about it.

      It’s at least more imaginative than the usual experience with moddable games, which is “oh, I wonder if there are any mods for this… let’s see. Oh yes, lots! Oh. Star wars mod, lord of the rings mod, star trek mod, battlestar galactica mod… sigh. Never mind, then.”

    • Walter Heisenberg says:

      @stahlwerk
      After seeing how this stuff played out on the Something Awful forums I’m certain they aren’t being ironic about it.

    • Walter Heisenberg says:

      @sinister agent
      A huge chuck of the fanbase act like they are being hip and internet ironic about liking about it and feel the need to proclaim their love of the show into everything.

    • Kaira- says:

      I never really undestood why MLP is such a big thing. Adventure Time is so much better.

    • stahlwerk says:

      @W.H. What I meant was, are you certain that this can’t that be said about every thing having “a following” nowadays? There are always those who on principle act like they’re too cool to actually enjoy anything. Why should I care about the insecurities of others? I’ll measure my enjoyment in my own laughs.

    • sinister agent says:

      @Walter Heisenberg

      Ahh, I see. I’ll take your word for that; it certainly sounds plausible. But I see no major difference between that and the obnoxious fans of anything else.

    • LazyLemming says:

      @Dominic White

      You god damn bastard. Now I have that image stuck in my head and all my coworkers think my random unexpected chuckles make me insane.

    • Premium User Badge Rankith says:

      Walter,

      Every fandom has annoying/pushy fans, this one is no different. There are also plenty of people that actually just 100% enjoy the show, they aren’t being ironic or anything.

    • ecat says:

      This shit is actually a work of genius.

      No, not the show – which is okay but I’ve only watched up to episode eight of the first season. The genius comes from Hasbro’s attitude.

      You may have noticed a whole lot of fuss and bother recently over SOPA and PIPA which are, superficially at least, about IP and copyright protection and the penalties which are to be endured by any who so much as hint at using the merest smidgen of Big Media content without prior authorisation (and payment). Contrast this with the attitude of Hasbro who basically said “Here are our characters. Here are our stories. Now go and do anything you fucking well want.”

      The result of this open and free attitude is quite astounding. Viewing figures for the show must be up by a factor of 100. Awareness of the product must now be off the scale. Genius. And a perfect example of how embracing the internet ethos can be much more productive and cost effective than trying to fight against it.

      Anyway, back to my Skyrim Fluttershy mod. Any suggestions as to the size of the strap-on?

    • crizzyeyes says:

      I never understood, as a brony myself, people who get offended when there’s random MLP crossovers of completely unrelated media. I usually find it amusing, because there’s some parallel drawn from character X to pony character Y from the show that I didn’t notice before, and is thus funny to me. Or it’s just absurdism.

      But this isn’t 4chan. It’s not like it is somehow being shoved down your throat just by existing on the internet, like a disgusting shock image being bumped to the top of /b/ just because somebody posted in the thread. Stuff like this is meant as a sort of in-joke for those in the community. I don’t know any brony who is obnoxious enough to spew in-jokes that nobody aside from them and their friends would get. If you meet these people, fine. They’re assholes and they would have been assholes even if they’d never even heard of MLP; they would be obnoxious through some other medium. Also, they’re probably in high-school; surprisingly, most bronies are actually high school students, not college students. And yeah, teenagers tend to be obnoxious.

      If you should be blaming anyone for you having beared witness to this spectacle which offends you so, it’s RPS for posting this article, which admittedly has no real purpose aside from the fact that obviously Pearson here found it humorous. It’s a mediocre model with atrocious scaling (the rider would never be able to see past their giant heads) and unchanged animation, which makes it terrible animation. The modder didn’t even make a new model for Fluttershy; it’s just his Rainbow Dash model reskinned (which is probably a reference to the fact that certain figurines Hasbro put out alongside the show had this same hilarious flaw). If you can’t at least laugh at the flaws of this silly mod, if you can’t do anything but stew in your horrible, lethal hate for an entire group of people you’ll never associate with, then my best suggestion would be to go listen to some of your favorite music until you cool off. It’s what I normally do.

      EDIT: Oh, sorry. This isn’t -quite- the mod I thought it was; I thought this was the one that uses these exact same models, but it replaces the horses for you to ride them. Hopefully that makes it clearer.

    • Bhazor says:

      @ Kaira

      My Little Pony is a beautifully made cartoon with well rounded characters whose triumphs and shortcomings drive the vast majority of the plots as well the humour.

      Adventure is a frankly hideous Spongebob rip-off relying almost entirely on “lol random!!!” humour.

    • Woden says:

      @ Walter Heisenberg: I have not yet met or encountered an ironic brony. I’m well aware that irony has been the only accepted form of expression for a couple decades now, but bronies are one of the leading edges of a new wave of sincerity.

      I know this is going to be kind of a radical concept for you, but have you considered the possibility that those people who “feel the need to proclaim their love of the show into everything” just really like the show?

    • thegooseking says:

      The process with me was something like:-

      Internet: This show is really good! No, really! We’re not joking!
      Me: Ha! Yeah, right! I’ll believe that when I see it!
      /me watches show
      Me: Hey, I suppose this is really good after all. Who knew?
      Internet: Um… we did? We… told you?
      Me: Shut up.

      Irony never entered the equation, nor did the idea of being ‘hip’ or whatever. I rarely ever even talk about the show. I just like it. And although I don’t make a big deal of sharing my love for the show (beyond, obviously, my choice of avatar), I appreciate when other people do. Well, apart from the more… extreme fanfic.

      But you know, people having a problem with other people actually liking stuff is hardly limited to My Little Pony on this site, so I shouldn’t be surprised.

    • Fox89 says:

      @thegooseking: We’ve all been through the five stages of grief bronyhood. ;)

    • Dozer says:

      @Fox89: do they go like this:

      1) Denial
      2) Denial
      3) Denial
      4) Denial
      5) Stop thinking about MLP

      ?

    • Fox89 says:

      @Dozer: Something like that. There are one or two subtle differences. Well… four subtle differences to be precise. #1 was spot on though :D

    • Grover says:

      I’m afraid the cancer has metastasized. It used to be contained to 4chan’s /co/ and /b/ (and yes, it was ironic at one point) but now it’s infecting everything. MLP fans are worse than Sonic fans at this point, making porn of crossover gender-swapped underage author-insert characters and wishing they could die in real life and go to Ponytown. Yes, every fan hood has cancer but with MLP it’s more like the cancer has a couple normal fans tacked on (spouting pony tripe everywhere, no matter how unrelated). They’re very similar to furries/weeaboos in that when they simply can’t keep it to themselves. Be more like fans of things like Batman the Animated Series, they don’t avatar up and spew memes from it in every thread.

    • Zelius says:

      While we’re on the subject of liking/disliking this show; can anyone explain to me what the draw is? I mean, I’ve seen grown men who actually like this show, which seems directed at little kids of the female variant. Something I can’t imagine. What gives? I’m genuinely curious.

    • The Magic says:

      @Zelius, Watch the show. My personal favourite episode is Party of One.

      People like it for the reasons one would like any show. it looks good, the characters are fun and interesting, the music’s good, the ‘lore’ is relatively interesting, it’s relatively clever, it treats girls like human beings rather than giggly sugar doll things. you might like it, you might not, i suggest just watching it and forming your own opinion (that said, the first two episodes are not good indicators of the rest of the show, but it is introductory at least.)

    • Premium User Badge lurkalisk says:

      @Bhazor

      Let me just flip that for you…

      Adventure Time is a beautifully made cartoon with well rounded characters whose triumphs and shortcomings drive the vast majority of the plots as well the seemingly random humour.
      MLP is a frankly hideous… Uh, Space Battleship Yamato… rip-off relying almost entirely on “YAY!!!” humour.

      Both out statements hold about the same amount of truth (which is to say, none).

    • MajorManiac says:

      …And why are people attacking irony? Its one of the great foundations of British culture.

    • Kaira- says:

      @Bhazor

      Adventure is a frankly hideous Spongebob rip-off relying almost entirely on “lol random!!!” humour.

      You will die in your sleep for this. That is all.

    • apocraphyn says:

      @Bhazor: I have never watched any of the new fangled MLP series. But to disrespect Adventure Time to such an extent… I do believe I have lost any and all respect for you – and simultaneously, that of the Broletariat movement. Good day, sir.

      …on that note, is there an Adventure Time mod for Skyrim?

    • Bhazor says:

      Maybe I am being harsh about Adventure Time. I’ve seen three episodes and I just don’t like it. I also can’t stand Spongebob or Family Guy for using the same “sealion joke” style. As a result I don’t know enough about the show to dismiss it like that. The difference is, now it’s a subtle one so pay attention, I’m not calling people who do like Adventure Time a peadophile or gay. So instead of attacking a show I don’t particulary know I’ll defend what I said about MLP.

      The best reference guide for judging character quality I’ve heard is what I think of as the Plinkett method. “Describe a character without reference to job, physical appearence or plot. Imagine you were describing them as if you knew them in real life”. To this I’ll add “Plots in which these character traits or ambitions act as a driving force to a story rather than the character simply being a reactive force”

      Han Solo: Brash, sarcastic, occasionally cruel and an allround asshole who is just about charming enough to get away with it. Despite claiming to be removed from morality he is still willing to do the right thing at great risk.
      Plots driven by this character: Bounty hunter side story, arguably the whole second half of Empire Strikes Back

      McNulty: Driven not by justice but the sheer hunt he is ultimately a wreck who relies entirely on his job to give his world meaning. Unable to bond with women he still strives to face grown up responsibilities. Often surprisingly petty he is willing to work hard just to prove his point.
      Plots driven by this character: The whole season 2 of The Wire

      Rainbow Dash: All around athlete who prides herself on her accomplishments and spends most of her free time working on them or boasting about them. Still prone to self doubt despite her achievements and will take and hold a grudge when beaten. Still has a passionate adoration for her childhood heroes which is remains her main drive. Occasionally outright rude to her friends she is still willing to swallow her pride to protect her friendships.
      Plots driven by this character: Fall Weather Friends (in which a rivalry with a fellow athelete spirals out of control), Sonic Rainboom (in which she finds herself having to live up to her own hype after entering a competition)

      Rarity: Mature for her age, she often acts more as a big sister to her friends despite being the same age. Values perfection and strives to beautify everything she sees. Though shallow she is willing to work hard to please her friends. Values status and strives to rise through the social ranks but is unwilling to leave behind those she cares about. Would gladly abandon high society to be with her real friends.
      Plots driven by this character: Sweet and Elite (in which Rarity has to choose between her friends or high society), Suited for Success (in which Rarity wants her friends to have the greatest dresses for their upcoming grand party, but when they are unhappy with those dresses her inner perfectionist drives her to make the exact dress they want even when the resultant dresses are abhorent to her and will see her ridiculed by high fashion society), Sonic Rainboom (in which finding herself adored for her new look causes her to egnore her friends distress and worsens her stage fright, ultimately learns not to be a dick)

      Fluttershy: A whore

      In terms of artwork the show is filled to the brim with bright pastel colours but great art direction means that it never feels garish In fact characters complement each other well with backgrounds both fitting with the style but never overwhelming the characters. The backgrounds themselves are often gorgeous hitting the sweet spot between recogniseably realistic and abstract. Despite being made in flash the animation is butter smooth and despite the main cast sharing the exact same body type every character is recognisable from the way they move and their often surprisingly subtle mannerisms. With very few exceptions it does not need to rely on super deformed animation to convey emotion instead using often subtle facial animation, musical cues and sterling voice work to convey a wide range of emotions. It was actually the character animation that got me into the show when I saw it in My Little Wu Tang. Wide emotional range without compromising the style of the show or having to super distort the characters and never being any less than super cute? Sounds like good animation to me.

    • Bhazor says:

      Maybe I’m being harsh about Adventure Time. I’ve seen three episodes and I just don’t like it. I also can’t stand Spongebob or Family Guy for using the same “sealion joke” style. As a result I don’t know enough about the show to dismiss it like that. The difference is, now it’s a subtle one so pay attention, I’m not calling people who do like Adventure Time a peadophile or gay. So instead of attacking a show I don’t particulary know I’ll defend what I said about MLP.

      The best reference guide for judging character quality I’ve heard is what I think of as the Plinkett method. “Describe a character without reference to job, physical appearence or plot. Imagine you were describing them as if you knew them in real life”. To this I’ll add “Plots in which these character traits or ambitions act as a driving force to a story rather than the character simply being a reactive force”

      Han Solo: Brash, sarcastic, occasionally cruel and an allround asshole who is just about charming enough to get away with it. Despite claiming to be removed from morality he is still willing to do the right thing at great risk.
      Plots driven by this character: Bounty hunter side story, arguably the whole second half of Empire Strikes Back

      McNulty: Driven not by justice but the sheer hunt he is ultimately a wreck who relies entirely on his job to give his world meaning. Unable to bond with women he still strives to face grown up responsibilities. Often surprisingly petty he is willing to work hard just to prove his point.
      Plots driven by this character: The whole season 2 of The Wire

      Rainbow Dash: All around athlete who prides herself on her accomplishments and spends most of her free time working on them or boasting about them. Still prone to self doubt despite her achievements and will take and hold a grudge when beaten. Still has a passionate adoration for her childhood heroes which is remains her main drive. Occasionally outright rude to her friends she is still willing to swallow her pride to protect her friendships.
      Plots driven by this character: Fall Weather Friends (in which a rivalry with a fellow athelete spirals out of control), Sonic Rainboom (in which she finds herself having to live up to her own hype after entering a competition)

      Rarity: Mature for her age, she often acts more as a big sister to her friends despite being the same age. Values perfection and strives to beautify everything she sees. Though shallow she is willing to work hard to please her friends. Values status and strives to rise through the social ranks but is unwilling to leave behind those she cares about. Would gladly abandon high society to be with her real friends.
      Plots driven by this character: Sweet and Elite (in which Rarity has to choose between her friends or high society), Suited for Success (in which Rarity wants her friends to have the greatest dresses for their upcoming grand party, but when they are unhappy with those dresses her inner perfectionist drives her to make the exact dress they want even when the resultant dresses are abhorent to her and will see her ridiculed by high fashion society), Sonic Rainboom (in which finding herself adored for her new look causes her to egnore her friends distress and worsens her stage fright, ultimately learns not to be a dick)

      Fluttershy: A whore

      In terms of artwork the show is filled to the brim with bright pastel colours but great art direction means that it never feels garish In fact characters complement each other well with backgrounds both fitting with the style but never overwhelming the characters. The backgrounds themselves are often gorgeous hitting the sweet spot between recogniseably realistic and abstract. Despite being made in flash the animation is butter smooth and despite the main cast sharing the exact same body type every character is recognisable from the way they move and their often surprisingly subtle mannerisms. With very few exceptions it does not need to rely on super deformed animation to convey emotion instead using often subtle facial animation, musical cues and sterling voice work to convey a wide range of emotions. It was actually the character animation that got me into the show when I saw it in My Little Wu Tang. Wide emotional range without compromising the style of the show or having to super distort the characters and never being any less than super cute? Sounds like good animation to me.

  12. sinister agent says:

    All that’s missing is a fire-to-rainbows mod. Also an international team of assassins to bludgeon to death anyone who adds music to a youtube video.

    • Blackcompany says:

      If the Dark Brotherhood existed…I would perform the ritual every time – EVERY SINGLE TIME – I encountered a “gameplay” video with added music. Every. Time. I would even make sure the assassins carried letters from Astrid and ear plugs. The former so that, just in case the video maker won, he would know we are coming again. And the latter so the assassin is protected from the same screaming metal people seem to love adding to their videos.
      .
      Every single time, I say.

    • Premium User Badge ffordesoon says:

      That, I think, is something upon which we can all agree.

    • Jae Armstrong says:

      But if we persecuted people who add music to youtube videos I never would have discovered this corker of a song, or the album it’s on. :(

    • Bhazor says:

      @ Jae Armstrong
      Christ, the hipster 60s revival is still going on? Thought that died years ago.

      I swear at this point theres more revivalist music than there was actually music in the 60′s.

  13. MellowKrogoth says:

    “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

    We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

    The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

    ;)

  14. Ba5 says:

    Seriously, what.

    It’s a fucking cartoon aimed at little girls. No, I will not try to see your idiotic point of view by watching it. It’s a fucking cartoon aimed at little girls.

    • stahlwerk says:

      …Says the guy with a batman gravatar.

    • Text_Fish says:

      It probably wouldn’t be as amusing if it weren’t a cartoon aimed at little girls.

    • Blackseraph says:

      Are we offending your delicate sensibilities perhaps mister batman.

      Anyway yay for that mod!

    • Donkeyfumbler says:

      The camp Adam West version of Batman no less.

    • mlaskus says:

      It is funny and it has some brilliant voice acting, the animations are cool too. It doesn’t matter who was the intended audience for it, it is still a fun show. My university is full of people watching it, including the lecturers.

    • Droopy The Dog says:

      Some days I wonder how people can get angry about the most harmless of things…

    • MrMud says:

      Many good animated shows/movies are aimed at children.
      MLP:FIM happens to be a really well made series made for little girls, a series that is well made in a way that it is also accessible to other age groups.

      Also, – Yay!

    • Icarus says:

      I should probably point out that yes, it is a show aimed at kids, but the makers are fully aware that those kids are going to have parents, and some of those parents are going to be in their 20s and be more appreciative of Blazing Saddles and Dr McNinja references.

    • Premium User Badge ffordesoon says:

      Yes, how dare some people like a show that is not an acceptable one for those of their sex and/or age group to enjoy! Didn’t we men all agree to the terms outlined in the contract that we definitely all signed before we were born that we would only like Man Things and not Girl Things!? I say, it sure is sickening, the way these people who I do not ever have to talk to or acknowledge in any way enjoy something that I do not enjoy! God forbid they learn lessons about friendship and/or tolerance! I certainly don’t need any lessons in friendship and/or tolerance! I’m completely perfect and in no way unpleasant to be around at any time! Let us real men now perform squat thrusts and bench presses in order to attract women, as we all agreed to do in that contract we all definitely signed!

    • psyk says:

      “…Says the guy with a batman gravatar. ”

      Batman was made and markerted for little girls?

      @ffordesoon

      Why the FUCK are children learning how to live life from a tv show in the first place? even more intresting is why young adults are still learning stuff from a childrens tv show.

    • Skabooga says:

      @Icarus: I’ve never had a problem with the show’s existence (and appreciate some the previous work the creators have done), but if it is making Dr. McNinja and Blazing Saddles references, I might need to start looking into MLP.

    • Chris D says:

      @Psyk

      “Why the [crikey] are children learning how to live life from a tv show in the first place?”

      I see you’ve chosen to take issue with about 95% of fiction ever created. Some would consider that a bold line of argument.

    • Dhatz says:

      wuhat? seriously theres no worse sort of show than the old crap batman, how can you even begin to think you got a perspective. Either life or I will teach you to start judging after you try, the difference is time wasted living not knowing that.

    • Woden says:

      Yes, how dare some people like a show that is not an acceptable one for those of their sex and/or age group to enjoy! Didn’t we men all agree to the terms outlined in the contract that we definitely all signed before we were born that we would only like Man Things and not Girl Things!? I say, it sure is sickening, the way these people who I do not ever have to talk to or acknowledge in any way enjoy something that I do not enjoy! God forbid they learn lessons about friendship and/or tolerance! I certainly don’t need any lessons in friendship and/or tolerance! I’m completely perfect and in no way unpleasant to be around at any time! Let us real men now perform squat thrusts and bench presses in order to attract women, as we all agreed to do in that contract we all definitely signed!

      I love you.

    • thegooseking says:

      Twilight Sparkle is voiced by Tara Strong, who played Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in The New Batman Adventures and Harley Quinn in Arkham City.

      So, you know. My Little Pony, Batman, whatever.

    • Bhazor says:

      Pinkie: Presses Rmb for Vertical Takedown

    • NathanH says:

      I don’t know anything about the My Little Pony series, but come on guys, Adam West Batman is one of the greatest shows ever created.

    • Bhazor says:

      You’re right, Adam West’s Batman i sa great show. A great *kids* show.

  15. Eddy9000 says:

    What the fuck is a Brony?

  16. stahlwerk says:

    First to protest that this is really out of character. That is all.

  17. Blackcompany says:

    I do not know which is worse:
    .
    The stigma of being painted with the brush of ‘one those Skyrim players who replaces Dragons with Randy Savage or My Little Pony…”
    .
    Or that honest time and effort were spent on this in the first place….
    .
    I mean, I have a pretty darned good sense of humor. I can always pony up for any pun thread. Some things on the internet are funny.
    .
    This….this isn’t one of those.

    • FataMorganaPseudonym says:

      I can think of something that is worse than both of those things: the random killjoy sourpuss who feels the need to make anonymous jerkass comments about them.

    • Grygus says:

      I don’t think that a finished mod is ever a complete waste of time. Learning and expression are sufficient rewards all by themselves.

  18. Buemba says:

    With SOPA we wouldn’t have this thing.

    Write to your congressman today!

  19. Dys Does Dakka says:

    Sigh.

    As someone who does watch that show -and does so without shame OR “irony”-, this incessant meme-fying and invasion into things unrelated is getting really obnoxious.
    -Change an avatar or two, tell everyone who’ll listen it’s an awesome show, but… Sigh.

    • Xan says:

      I watch the show, I find this mod hilarious just because of the “Yay!”

    • Premium User Badge ffordesoon says:

      @DysDoesDakka:

      Also true.

    • Dhatz says:

      my reply to everyone trying to understand internet: Internet

    • Bhazor says:

      How can you watch that video and not laugh?

      Seriously, humour, try it.

    • Dys Does Dakka says:

      I smiled (a little; my face might break you know!) at the FUS-RO-yay mod.
      This is just too much.

      -I wasn’t so much talking about the mod, though, as about RPS (and every other site I frequent, it seems) presenting it as the mod everyone should know.

      Not that I give a shit about the raging Gildas of the net, mind. I guess I just don’t like seeing Ponies become that go-to thing when you need to stir up some shit.

      [](/b26)

  20. DogKiller says:

    Is it just me or is the sight of those more scary than the dragons they replaced?

    • Jahkaivah says:

      See the horrifying brilliance which is the Left 4 Dead Teletubbies mod:

    • Dhatz says:

      If L4D is not your thing, max payne 2 has a TubiHater mod, it’s one of the coolest mods ever, youtube is disastrous for old mod footage.

  21. :ghiacciato says:

    Seriously, what’s with the pony-unfriendly attitude? :(

  22. Meneth says:

    Some of the comments in this thread so far are rather sad.

    So what if someone watches a show not targeted at their demographic?
    A lot of adults seem to like Spongebob for example, but no one seems to be hating on that.

    • Blackseraph says:

      Some people just should grow up a little and understand that some people might have different tastes than themselves.

    • Koozer says:

      Maybe it’s because liking Spongebob hasn’t been blown out of all proportion into an unstoppable memetrain of ‘look at me, I’m cool too!’-ness.

      PS. Powerpuff Girls forever.

    • psyk says:

      Open the closet we will accept you for who you are just stop lying to yourself.

    • pipman3000 says:

      i don’t have a problem with guys liking non tradionally masculine things like cute horsies or playing dress-up with dollies or whatever but lol look at this dork http://broniepologist.deviantart.com/art/Bronie-Sociological-Analysis-Flowchart-267486038

      “oh look girls finally have a show that doesn’t treat them like braindead future-babymakers we better go take that from them”

    • IAmUnaware says:

      YOU MUST ONLY LIKE THINGS THAT ARE TARGETED AT YOU BY THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT.

      YOU WILL NOT DISOBEY THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT. DEMOGRAPHICS ARE THE ONLY TRUTH.

    • Dhatz says:

      @IAmUnaware:
      YOU MUST SUPPORT WHAT WE TELL YOU.
      YOU MUST SUPPORT SOPA AND PIPA.

    • pipman3000 says:

      WE ARE THE BRONY
      YOU WILL ASSIMILATED
      RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

      PS: PLEASE GRADE OUR PONYSONA ^_^

    • Dozer says:

      IGNORANCE IS TRUTH
      WAR IS PEACE
      A BUFFET SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ON THE TRAIN
      I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT BUTTER

  23. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    Can this be used with the pre 1.4 version? I want to see infinite My Little Ponies flying backwards.

  24. Premium User Badge Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    Well, that’s Seal 5, and there are only 7 more Seals to be broken until the End of Days.

  25. zeroskill says:

    No.

  26. Buttless Boy says:

    There’s a really interesting article on Forbes about this mod.

    No, really, there is.

    EDIT: Just noticed the writer quotes our very own John Walker. Serendipity!

    • Tei says:

      Thats the second very informative videgames related forbes article I have read. Probably I will be worth checking it on the future.

    • Grygus says:

      This is amazing, thanks for the link!

      Yay.

  27. Xaromir says:

    When did it become cool for grown men to follow a cartoon series for LITTLE GIRLS in a cult like way? I really don’t get it.

    • Premium User Badge LTK says:

      When cartoons for little girls started becoming enjoyable to watch. It just happened only once so far.

    • Mad Hamish says:

      It’s nothing to do with cool. No one is trying to fit in by watching a cartoon. Is it that hard to fathom that people may watch it because they like it? Look at all the total bollocks that adults are supposed to watch, yer NCSI bollocks, yer whatever wars/truckers/miners bollocks, yer poe faced military spoogefest bollocks, yer wanky comedy populated my idiot man children and female stereotypes bollocks. Most cartoons are probably more mature than the shows aimed at adults.

      For the record I’ve never seen MLP.

      edit:I accidentally a bollocks

    • Premium User Badge Durkonkell says:

      People in “liking different things and being individuals” shocker…

    • Koozer says:

      I’m afraid it IS about being cool for a lot of people. Normal people just watch it and don’t feel the need to tell everyone on the internet about it.

    • Nick says:

      Its happened before, just no one felt the need to make a song and dance out of it (Powerpuff Girls anyone?)

    • Mad Hamish says:

      @Koozer

      Oh it is? I hadn’t realised. Thanks for sorting that out.

    • Chris D says:

      Pretty much every awesome thing you’ve seen on the internet is because someone watched it and thought “This is great! I need to tell people about this!”

    • Koozer says:

      Following my own logic to it’s natural conclusion I think I can safely conclude that every single person who has had input in the internet is a weirdo.

    • Dhatz says:

      Try to understan my motto: I DO what I WANT, it doesn’t imply I MUST, CARE or SHOULD, but that I CAN.

  28. Premium User Badge Joshua says:

    Atleast it is better then the nude mods. All of them only adjusting females to have gigantic boobies whilst letting the men stay clothed. Bwuagh. Atleast be consistent. Be like that better bodies mod for Morrowind or something, but “Type3″ or whatever the hell it is called…

    This atleast has humour.

    (Yes, I have an axe to grind. I was pleasently suprised that a nude mod was only at place #16 in the new vegas nexus, as opposed to #2 in the FO3 nexus…)

    • sassy says:

      Male nude mods exist and plenty of the female ones have realistic sizes. I chuckle every time I enter Windhelm, crossing a snowy, drab bridge only to be greeted by two proud looking guards, wang hanging out.

  29. Blackcompany says:

    Here’s an idea, seriously. Someone take this talent for retexture work, and turn the Dragons – or some of them – into giant Sphinxes or Griffons. This would:
    …..
    A. Be a lot cooler than Ponies
    …..
    B. Be an excellent resource for modders wishing to make mods based on new invading evils
    …..
    C. Be much cooler than Ponies
    ……
    Three very good reasons.

  30. Dubyahash says:

    I have to find a way to get this to work in conjunction with the Macho Dragons mod. Although I may die from excessive chest hair growth from the sheer manliness that will radiate from my Skyrim sessions.

  31. Nighthood says:

    Stop posting, Craig. You’ve done enough damage already.

  32. Blackseraph says:

    Here is link for this btw! Since Craig didn’t put it to op.

    http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6395#content

  33. noom says:

    Clearly not as terrifying as this monstrosity.

    • FataMorganaPseudonym says:

      They should combine the two and replace Macho Man’s “YEAH!” with the “Yay!” from the Pony mod. Best of both worlds and all.

  34. Tei says:

    This is probably even worse. (perhaps NSFW).

    • noom says:

      Nice synchronised posting there Tei (I prefer my choice of video though :3 )

    • Tei says:

      Yours is much better.

      Sadly the original one was blocked by some corporation that don’t liked the background music.

  35. whexican says:

    Needs Different ponies with each reflecting a different dragon type.

  36. Motsew says:

    No, there are far worse mods. Check out this cracker of a mod for werewolves. *nsfw*

    http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4445

    • Davie says:

      This is always how it goes. Someone posts a MLP-related thing, I get all pissed, then someone else posts something to compare it to and I realize that by internet standards Bronies are pretty normal and well-balanced people.

      Brb, gonna set fire to my computer

  37. sassy says:

    Must say the models are well done, too bad they turn back into dragons when they go too far away. They reminded me of Jade Cocoon 2 quite a bit which certainly warmed me to it much more.

    Other than that have nothing to say, not going to install it but I was glad to see it.

  38. Maldomel says:

    I have no hatred towards ponies, but this is a bit creepy (note to self: must play it).

    Also, it is really amusing to see the reactions, and how many people can be trolled so easily over and over (not just here, but everywhere ponies are showing in fact).

  39. Fox89 says:

    Yay!

    Important fact: The hair used on the Dragonshy (as I have dubbed it, probably not uniquely. That’s also the name of an episode so its twice as clever) model is actually that of Rainbow Dash. I hope this mod continues to be supported for the more comprehensive deadly fire-breathing Fluttershy experience!

    I doubt I’ll install this on it’s own though. I might have to pick up the Zoidberg Mudcrab mod at the same time.

  40. John Walker says:

    Oh good grief, some of you are such priggish whingers.

    If you don’t find Skyrim’s dragons replaced with My Little Ponies both hideous and hilarious, then you’re very welcome to read any of the other fifteen excellent articles we’ve posted today.

    This received disgust for a meme is by far the most offensive thing to have sprung from Brony daftness.

    • Fox89 says:

      On that note John, excellent work today! My lust for news articles not tempered by a sense of mild betrayal against those sites who didn’t black out yesterday was becoming unbearable!

    • Mad Hamish says:

      I’m really puzzled as to what ultra serious rocks that these humourless grumps are crawling out from under.

    • psyk says:

      Im wondering where all these white knights have come from. Go out with your mates and start spreading the love of my little pony your going to get the piss slightly taken out of you.

    • Fox89 says:

      Getting the piss taken out of you a bit is all part of the magic of friendship! XD

    • LuciusAxelrod says:

      I’ve had to listen to this pony stuff every day for close to a year now. It shouldn’t be hard to understand that some people find it a bit tiresome at this point.

    • Chris D says:

      There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to ask himself “Are all these people really white knights or am I being just a little bit of a cock?”

    • Blackseraph says:

      Chris D

      You really don’t have to I am sure. This post for example no one forced you to click on it.

      Edit. you were actually wrong person I called out on here. This was actually meant for LuciusAxelrod. Sorry about that.

    • Chris D says:

      @Blackseraph

      I find myself confused as to what your point is. I have neither complained about the topic in general nor anyone’s right to post their opinion. I have expressed my view of someone else’s opinion but as you have also just done this with me I’m not sure why that would be grounds for complaint.

      Edit: For clarification I am in favour of posting about Ponies or whatever anyone feels is interesting or enjoyable.

      Edited again. Ah, fair enough then, no harm done.

    • Stupoider says:

      Since when did not enjoying what 3 year old girls do make you a humourless whinger? After the Randy Savage dragons I thought it was painfully obvious that nothing would ever amount to half the hilarity of that reskin. Maybe this might have been funny if it had beaten Randy to the end of the production line, but right now it seems like a joke that’s steadily being wrung dry. You could say it’s heading straight for the knackers.

      But then again, it was just a reskin/mod. This is ANOTHER reskin/mod, except solely aimed at the brony division. Why would RPS throw out this useless article? I know you’re not ignorant to the feuds that break out between both sides of the My Little Pony debate, so why fuel the fire? Can we expect to see an article about every Skyrim dragon reskin or what?

    • Fox89 says:

      “Since when did not enjoying what 3 year old girls do make you a humourless whinger?”

      I don’t think it’s the not enjoying it that makes people whingers. It’s the whinging about how they don’t enjoy it. I, for example, don’t like World of Warcraft. So when I see a WoW article on RPS, I can either say “Ah, I’m not going to enjoy this so I’ll not read/comment here.” Or I can go into the comments and post how lame WoW it is and why people would be so much better off playing something I like.

      Which do you think would be bad?

    • Thrasymachus says:

      Oopsie Daisy.

    • Diogo Ribeiro says:

      Don’t worry, John. I’m sure they’ll leave when they realize RPS doesn’t mean Random Pony Slander.

    • Gira says:

      The disgust is warranted and rational: manchildren should provoke innate revulsion, because they represent the dilution of the gene pool. Humanity is doomed if these mewling, giggling, well-upholstered homunculi are allowed to breed in large numbers. That these toothless creatures can attempt to defend their spiritual impotence by claiming the show is “well-written” speaks only to the fact that they’re all idiots and philistines.

      Remember P.G. Wodehouse, guys? Remember Wilde? Remember Mark Twain?

      What happened?

    • Black Rook says:

      I’m wondering why it’s the white knights that get all the attention. What’s so great or bad about a white knight anyway that it merits all this discussion?

      They move in a bloody stupid pattern anyway, poncing around with all this two forward and one to the side malarkey! I just can’t be doing with that. Give me a sturdy striaightforward vertical or horizontal move with variable length anyday of the week. Not to mention that white is the losers side. Losers to you hear me, I’ll be checking your mate soon, so I will.

      Suppose they’re better than bishops though, bloody arrogant bastards those guys.

    • The Magic says:

      @Gira… that sure is an opinion you got there, though you should probably keep the selective breeding talk to a minimum

      @BlackRook, how dare you insult the integrity of the church.

    • Black Rook says:

      @ White Magic

      Oh our church is fine, it’s cuddly and friendly, it’s the other church that’s bad. And don’t get me started on the monarchy . . . either of them in fact. Just the other day my poor brother was sacrificed to save Black King.

    • Grover says:

      “I’ve had to listen to this pony stuff every day for close to a year now. It shouldn’t be hard to understand that some people find it a bit tiresome at this point.”

      Pretty much this. I’m just so, so tired of this. At least with Sonic fans they keep it in their little enclaves on deviantart. Some people reading this comment might not even know about the creepy diaper fetishists and the like that make up the Sonic fandom. Know why? Because they know when to shut the hell up about their weird obsessions.

    • Dys Does Dakka says:

      “Oh good grief, some of you are such priggish whingers.”

      -I’m not whining; I’m complaining. Do you want to HEAR whining…?

      …Sorry. I know this travesty should be allowed to go quietly into the night. :c
      Just couldn’t resist this one.

  41. Dhatz says:

    OMC it’s a dashie model colored to fluttershy, why can’t we get a proper flutters?

  42. Cryptoshrimp says:

    “Hey, I don’t see the draw of your chosen fandom, but I respect your choice and am impressed by your modding skills. Also, ponies that breathe fire are hilarious. Good job!”

    Being nice (or at least decent) isn’t -that- hard, is it?

  43. Deadly Habit says:

    so is rps going to cover the furry and lolicon mods that will inevitably come as well?

    • Raiyan 1.0 says:

      Oh, sod off you disingenuous twat.

      If all can think of is fucking while looking at a pony aimed at little girls, it;s your own problem, grumpy pants.

    • pipman3000 says:

      dear ralyan i will have you know your comment implicating that My Little Pony: Friendship if Magic is a Show For Little Girls offended me greatly, i will have you know that the Larval Form of Female Creatures known as “humans” could never appreciate the Philosophical Depth of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and your condemning of people who enjoy the great fan-works such as Clopfics and Rule 34 Went To Far and offended a member of my internet Nakama so Don’t Be A Jerk and if you wish to come back from your Moral Event Horizon and educate yourself on this amazing Internet Subculture please refer to this highly informational chart and remember Learning Is Half The Battle

      http://broniepologist.deviantart.com/art/Bronie-Sociological-Analysis-Flowchart-267486038

  44. Shadram says:

    I used to love horses, they were my favourite animals. I used to love horses, they were my friends. But then I took an arrow to the knee.

  45. Davie says:

    *Sigh*

  46. Dhatz says:

    I bring you link from the official pony place, Rainbow Dash replaced skyrim horse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcCetcbp5oM&feature=player_embedded

  47. Megadyptes says:

    This whole ‘brony’ thing is fucking retarded.

    • Dhatz says:

      Iet’s look at avatar to see who’s the primitive here.(mine is default random fyi)

  48. LennyLeonardo says:

    I had not been aware of the existence of Bronies until now. I think I am old.

  49. Buttless Boy says:

    All right, I’ve never watched this show, but now I’m going to start just because all the moaning here is so ridiculous. That’s right, I’m going to force myself to be one of these “brony” things, purely because everyone who hates it is so annoying and I want to bother them.

    That’s probably the worst reason I could have for liking something, but I’m very stubborn.

    • Premium User Badge ffordesoon says:

      Cool!

    • Buttless Boy says:

      8 minutes into the first episode: this show is bad, yo.

    • The Magic says:

      Yeah the first two episodes aren’t great… They’re super cheesy and super girly. It gets better at 3/4

    • Woden says:

      Oh god, don’t start at the beginning if you’re a skeptic. The first two episodes are not very representative of the show’s normal style. I recommend starting with episode 7 (IIRC), titled Dragonshy. Go back and watch from the first episode once you’ve decided you like the show and want to watch more.

    • pipman3000 says:

      true fans start at the generation 1 series and work there way up from there

    • Buttless Boy says:

      Well, I nearly made it to the end of episode 7. It was really, really bad. Sorry, guys; maybe people hate the brony thing because the show is awful.

    • The Magic says:

      Well it’s not for everyone. Bravo for giving it a chance.

    • Fox89 says:

      Well, you gave it a fair shot if you watched that far, can’t say fairer than that right? Was there something specific you didn’t enjoy or was it just generally not your cup of tea?

    • Buttless Boy says:

      The writing, I guess. Lots of predictable, dull lines relating to the cliched kid’s show archetypes the characters all fit into. Most of the jokes were things I’d seen in cartoons when I was a kid (probably Powerpuff Girls). The characters, excepting the pink GIR-wannabe, were annoying as all hell. The plots were predictable and bland, at least the bits that I got through. The voice acting was sometimes pretty bad – mostly the characters with accents – but that’s forgiveable since it’s a pretty universal sin in kid’s cartoons.

      It’s a gorgeous thing to look at though, if I ran it on mute it’d make an amazing screensaver.

      Anyway, thanks for humoring me. Glad y’all like it, but clearly it’s not for me.

    • Premium User Badge ffordesoon says:

      Eh. You hate it, you hate it. Thanks for giving it a chance, though.

    • Dhatz says:

      So this means people who consciously force themselves to analyzing things instead of enjoying actually exist? Not like I didnt expect it, but I just hadn’t met any of that kind. You get tolerated anyway.

  50. Olivaw says:

    Come on, guys. I don’t watch the stupid pony show either, but you can’t possibly be insisting that this mod is creepier than the “Clean dirt off Caucasian females” mod.

    One says someone is a manchild with a weird sense of humor, the other says VERY BAD THINGS about them as a human being.

    • Dhatz says:

      Walt Disney already knew that people grow up but never stop being children. Besides it is safe to say it’s a show made to entertain all kinds of people, aka a childs show that doesn’t turn off the parents by being dumb.