Sorry for another My Little Pony-related post — I know how it drives some of you insane — but it seemed newsworthy to point out that giant ponies can now be seen massacring the citizens of Skyrim. I don’t think they’re nearly as awesome/terrifying as the Macho Dragon Randy Savage, of course, but they’re still pretty rad. I can only hope that the one who is prophesied to save the world will show up soon — I speak, of course, of the Bronykin.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.