Anyone who hates themselves enough to plumb the depths of erotic My Little Pony fan fiction knows that Pinkie Pie is a terrifying murder machine, but thanks to a new Skyrim mod, we now have visual proof. There’s actually something strangely hypnotic in watching a cartoon pony mercilessly kill, maim and behead hundreds of citizens of Skyrim for three full minutes. Indeed, there’s not a lot of friendship actually going on here, unless by “friendship” you mean “murder.” (Via Kotaku)
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.