It was a hot Jozi day when Geoff called me into his office, as he sat there sweating away in his leather chair, slowly fusing to it. “Brenda”, he said while I slowly gritted my teeth hard enough to crack some fillings, “I’ve got a game for you to review. In fact, you’re the only sub-humanoid on the team I can trust with this. Are you bronie enough for a freemium game by the name of…My Little Pony?" I looked Geoff straight in the nipples, and replied with a steely “You know I am”, before I proceeded to take a hard swig of tea with only two spoons of sugar in it from my She-Ra: Princess of power mug. “You damn well know I am, Geofferoo”. What followed next, was the darkest couple of hours of my life.
Skyrim’s grey, humourless world of civil conflict, the resurrection of dragons and well, the potential end of the world could do with a little cheering up - and there’s no better way to melt away anger and frustration than the addition of Ponies. This Skyrim mod (for the PC version, naturally) does just that, by adding My Little Ponies’ Pinkie Pie in one of the most incredible, most beautifully edited Skyrim videos I’ve ever seen. It’s not the first MLP Skyrim mod - but certainly the one with the best video.
Now I’m not straight up admitting to being a Brony, but the recent animated reboot of My Little Ponies, Friendship is Magic is pretty amazing - and one of the better, most well written and genuinely funny modern cartoons I’ve had the joy of watching in my adult life. Now, as tempted as you are to cast aspersions on my sexuality, watch the video instead - and resist the temptation to smile instead.
You can download the files necessary to add a dash of magic to your own copy of Skyrim here.