My Little Pony: Halloween Edition

When one thinks of My Little Pony, I bet not many would think of horror. Or would they? Here is a sampling of some creeptastic creators that found a way to add that edge of horror in a very lovable, pleasant children’s show. Serious, they might give you nightmares.

Warnings, for all the faint-hearted. Some of these have made people ill.

 

First up is MisterDavey who gave us the mayhem known as SmileHD And Cupcakes, well, one of them. He has a wonderful way of blending happy, though sometimes disturbed songs/music with horrifically graphic violence. Seriously, this gets serious. Warnings: Seriously do not let kids see these ever! I’m not sure teens should watch it, but I know they would only see it as a dare…::Grumbles::

 

 

 

This is my favorite reaction to Smile HD. He has a wonderful sense of humor and one day I will focus a blog on him only. Check him out.

 

 

 

And then there are the fanfictions. Oh, ye angels and little fishes, the fanfiction. Cupcakes started as a fanfiction, one of the first of it’s kind to take My Little Ponies: Friendship is Magic, and thoroughly twist it into something horrible. It is a little blah now, because of all the horror fanfiction it inspired, but as the first, it is honestly horrific enough.

Here is the link for chapter one…if you are so inclined…

 

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7745399/1/Cupcakes-Volume-I-Original

 

Now for something really special. I only found it recently, with one of my favorite fanfic readers, The Lost Narrator. She is doing something rather special for Halloween, and I can’t wait to see where it leads to…

 

 

 

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Nevermore!

Nevermore! I found this video where a very familiar voice read a very familiar poem. Perfect for the coming holiday.
The reading is, of course, perfection. The image is simple but for this, that is perfect as well. This needs little embellishment.
Enjoy! I wish I can claim this, but alas, I cannot.

 

The Masque of the Red Death

This tale of woe starts with a warning. A sickness stalked the land. It was called the Red Death. It was called so because one that had it soon shown the fact on their face with the red stains there. But there was a Prince who decided to take his court away from the horror of the illness in a coister. There they waited in merry dissapation to wait out the sickness. But will Death be content to wait outside?

THis is a well-known short story by Edgar Allen Poe. And I blame it for making me so scared of sickness! It has a wonderful, yet chilling way about it, and the descriptions are breathtaking to behold. I won’t lie. I love this story. And it is the one that made me fall in love with Poe in the first place. I don’t know why. It just is so.

I hope you injoy this audio version I found. It is not as good as the one for the Tell-Tale Heart, but still quite good.

 

 

And Happy 31 days of Halloween

 

 

 

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story that would probably be familiar to most of my readers. Mostly because they were most likely forced to read it sometime when they were in school. It is funny how books and stories we are forced to read somehow seem dull and off-putting to us. Even when they are in fact anything but. The Tell-Tale Heart is a good example of this.

It is the story of a criminal confessing to a crime he had committed somewhere in the past. We are never given much detail as to the when and where. But the narrator wants to make one fact quite clear. He is without a doubt not a madman. And the reason he had murdered was for a very logical, rational reason. Weither we agree to that assertion on the other hand….

I think this short story is masterfully written. The prose is very compact and to the point, without a single wasted word. The tone remains constant. The climax and resolution is thrilling. And the characterization is quite remarkable consitering the lenth of the tale.

It is hard to find someone able to match the tone in an audio book reading. They either make it too dramatic. Or the delivery is too deadpan. But I think I had found a reader that hit the perfect note.I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I have.

 

 

Happy 31 days of Halloween!

Carrot Dogs

Care to eat like a true Manehatan Pony? Then how about a carrot dog?

Ponies in the show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, are often seen eating this treat. And now, thanks to this video I found from Tasty, so can you!

I been enjoying the videos on the youtube channel Tasty for a while now. And will probably rate it soon. But first, here is something fun for my friends, bronies/pegasisters or not. Let me know what you think.

 

Epic Book Vids!

Who me? No…No, No, No, No. I never, ever had this problem when I travel…Hey, what do you mean my nose is longer! ^_^”

Think if I start a patreon, I’ll end up being able to afford a nook? J/K! I’ll never start one JUST for a nook! Being able to afford to eat and show take higher priority…

 

All joking aside, this series is plain fun to watch. They are super short, and show off the many trials and tribulations of the daily garden-variety book nerd very well. Almost like…they are a book nerd. Or something. Oh, the horror!

You have 3-4 minutes to kill on Monday afternoon/evening, and either want to laugh at yourself for the book nerdy self you recognize so well, or laugh at the book nerds like me who are showcased in these charming videos, able over to Epic Read and give them a watch!

A TED Video

Hello everybody.

I stumbled on a video on TED. It was about this black man who went undercover into the Alt. Right-wing online. And he discovered some amazing truths. And when I heard what he had to say, it moved me to the core of my being.

It was what I always wanted to say, whenever race or sex or whatever came up and didn’t have the words to say. So I want to share this man’s story with you. And I hope that each of you will watch the talk with an open mind. Thank you.

 

Twelve Days of Christmas!

An old tradition dated back to 1780, or roundabout, when Christmas was spread out longer than one day. And the song is about as old. And it is one of my favorite songs.  So I had to focus a blog post on it! Here are some versions of it. Please enjoy it!

The first one is my personal favorite now. Because Pinkie Pie sings it! So expect it to be…different.

The first one is my favorite of the two, but the second makes me laugh and shows some real remix talent among the fanbase.

 

The traditional version. And you know. Bing Cosby. Had to do it.

 

 

Lastly, for laughs. Um, yeah. Jeff Foxworthy. Because this is a wonderful way to poke fun at my family and friends :p Kidding guys! Just kidding! But I still love it because I did grow up hearing it every single year!

Hello Everyone

Greetings to everyone.

First off, I just realized that my readership spiked. Thank you all. ^_^ I am so very glad that others were willing to read my little post about my favorite Christmas story of all time! You all made my day.

 

Also, I have been a little back on my posts again. But this time I’ll be real about it. It is not because I have no ideas, but, well, I been distracted. See, my Dad died this month. And I been thinking of him lately, and missing him.

I am not one to talk about this. I don’t want to worry my family after all, when they are missing him too. But it is true, and even though the worst of my grief has faded quite a bit, but some of it remains. A kind of dull ache that I don’t know will ever completely go away.

And on this note, I wanted to share something. It is one of my absolutely favorite episodes. And this reactor is becoming one of my favorites. He is hilariously honest in his reaction. And will react to almost everything that a fan would suggest that is MLP related. Even those they should never watch or react to. I’m looking at you Smile HD. I’m looking…

So I want to share this with the rest of you. And it is a great reminder to me that though the ones we miss may be gone, their memories, and the impact they made when they were here will remain forever.

Enjoy!

A Christmas Carol

Hello Everyone! Here is one of my favorite all-time stories! A Christmas Carol!!

The story, written by Charles Dickens is still my favorite Dickens. And it was a wonderful, and wonderfully condense tale full of wonderful characters, drama and that feeling of warm fuzzies that we have come to associate with Christmas.

 

http://literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/christmas-carol/

 

 

 

I was going to post links to the various movies found on Youtube. But there was simply too many of them!! What a strange problem to run into….so you’re on your own there. However, I can give you some reviews. Such as the one between Books vs Movies!!

Seriously, this series by Bandgeek cannot be overstated. It goes over the novel, matching it up against not one, two, three, even four movies. It goes against five movies! And most of them are my favorites. give them a watch, preferably with a hot cut of tea or cider at your side, and a crackling fire in the hearth…or one on your t.v. if you got nothing better.

 

 

 

 

There is so much material out there to explore this tale, and that is probably the real power of the Christmas Carol. There is so much in the work to explore, often without feeling too done. the only reason we can get tired of it is that of how much there is!

 

And I hope to see you again tomorrow with another day of Christmas Glee!