Create your own My Little Pony

OMG there are like 1000 different hairstyles! Nonetheless, while I am proud of my Pony, this has failed to turn me into a Brony. [General Zoi's Pony Creator via Metafilter. Previously]

UPDATE: My father sends me a poem that he alleges I wrote about My Little Pony as a 6 or 7 year-old.

I love my little pony
I take good care of him
I dip its hair in treacle
And throw it in the bin

When the bin-man comes
He throws him on the floor
"Can't take you to the landfill
We already have a score"

So my little pony
Goes to the garden shed
And when the cat is out
Occupies its bed

And when the cat comes home
He says: "Who let you in?
The only place for a pony
Is in the garden bin"

Clearly to be sung to the tune of this advertisement.



  1. Can someone, anyone, explain in simple terms to a humble out-of-the-looper why/how “my pretty pony” has suddenly become of significant interest (“gone viral” if you must) so many years after it was cast in a little girl’s toy bin?  (is there some visual pun i’m missing involving pretty-pony and gerbils and bieber or some-such?) [pull-o-forelock]

      1. oh… there’s a “reboot” that’s been done.  thankee for the clear-up.   that was the missing piece of the puzzle.  egads folks, why not create something utterly novel?  matriarchal badgers (each associated with its own prime number) from the seventh dimension leaps to mind.  don’t just set schoolhouse rock to rap and go get coffee. (and for gawdsake, don’t have spock jumping in bed with uhura!)

        1. Because Hasbro wants to sell toys and My Little Pony is a recognized brand. That sad truth aside, the show is actually very good. 

          1. Draw it in MS Paint and it’s no worse a plot than the other crap they’ve been putting up lately.

          2. I can actually see Chester being interested in Matriarchal Badgers, with their swishy moves and their curious socks. He’d crack walnuts for them.

    1. I sympathize. I collected My Little Pony when I was younger, and was very confused when my (male) peers suddenly went all MLP4EVA on me.

    2. I like kids’ cartoons,  so I watched the first couple but it hasn’t grabbed me so far. On the other hand, it was immediately obvious that Power Puff Girls had something special, like Spongebob or my current favorite Adventure Time. Any episode in particular I should watch?

        1. Hrmm… “My boss is coming to dinner” + “The trouble with tribbles”…

          Maybe I am just too Gen-X for this show. It’s not dark or meta enough for me, even if they make a “Six Million Dollar Man” reference. I will stick with Adventure Time.

          1. Yeah, if you’re looking for dark, you won’t find it here. It can get darker than you’d expect from a kid’s show (‘Party of One’ []  and ‘Stare Master’), but that’s not very dark by adult standards.

            In fact, I think that’s one of the reasons it’s popular, is *because* it’s so bright and earnest. With all the deconstructions and gritty ‘life is tough’ shows floating around, the genuine warm fuzzies ponies offer are a breath of fresh air. They’re just so dang happy!

    1. I’m on pony hiatus for a little while to let season 2 episodes collect up a little bit, but also to let time erode some of the clop art I stumbled upon. Let’s just say that r/clopclop is just the start–the whole adult furry art community (note: not ‘furry community’, ‘adult furry art community'; there is not a perfect overlap) is out there.

      I won’t link anything to spare the purity of this comment page, but I’ll just say this: MSPaint + Tails (from Sonic the Hedgehog) + it doesn’t matter who from the Friendship is Magic cast.

  2. I must be getting old, but I haven’t quite figured out what the sudden interest in this My Little Pony crap is all about. Maybe it’s some kind of troll to drive everyone like myself crazy.

    1. Believe it or not, the series that started in 2010 is actually good. Like, by almost any measure. Art, animation, voice acting, humor, world-building, occasional action sequences, and above all characterization. Consensus seems to be that it’s got one of the best ensembles of any TV series in years.

      Yeah, there are some restrictions due to the TV-Y rating and the occasional fumbled moral (the canonical example being “Feeling Pinkie Keen”), but on the whole it adds up well.

      Go on. Give it a go.

        1. Basically, when you take into account that it was bankrolled by a toy company interested primarily in the wallets belonging to parents of girls aged 4-8, and that’s understood to be a baseline, the show is very well-written and the production values are high. The show’s core message is one of positivity and friendship. The show made its way to 4chan, and while some posters made their dislike particularly evident (in many and varied ways), for a number of posters, the show was a perfect storm. Also, I imagine that a lot of 4chan frequenters are disaffected young men, and this would’ve been a warm hug of positivity that they could enjoy privately at their computers.

          The end result is that you have a large unintended fanbase, and Hasbro has embraced (or at least acnowledged) their unintended fans with promos that directly reference brony community characters or memes, as well as guiding season 2 to be more responsive to the fans (such as a background pony with an accidentally walleyed expression being named Derpy Hooves by the fans and being elevated to speaking pony status in season 2). They also don’t crack down on episode distribution, since their real market is the toy lines–and both kids and older fans buy the toys, including McDonalds Happy Meal toys.

          If you simplify Shay Guy’s lexicon to a seven-year-old’s written sophistication level, he/she (hey, ‘Guy’ could be a name) could be telling you about some new cartoon show and how it’s the best thing ever and this wouldn’t feel that unusual. I hope that was a less messianic explanation.

      1. I *need* my testosterone, dammit, it makes me sit in my room painting things… no, wait…

        OK. I wasn’t using it for anything much anyway.

  3. You’re not going to become a brony unless you try watching the show. New episode this Saturday, 10 am est on the hub. Or there’s always YouTube.

  4. I wanted an evil one, I stole one from my sister, cut off it’s hair and painted it black, I love it. I’m sending her this image. 

  5. Here’s my one. I had three ponies as a child. All were presents from family or friends as my mother thought they were creepy looking.

  6. The hairstyle options include all the hairstyles worn by characters on Avatar: The Last Airbender. You can make a Katara pony! THIS IS EXCITING TO ME.

  7. Tumblr user Bon! Ba la bon~ used the pony maker to make every Doctor . . .

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