Someone’s making a My Little Pony/Portal mash-up cartoon, and this is only a short preview of the longer finished product. It’s not perfect, but the casting of Pinkie Pie as Wheatley is pretty great. And for all you people who loathe MLP to the core of your being, this takes care of my “only one MLP-related video” first thing in the week, so you can read Topless Robot all week and be confident that it’ll be pony free. Everyone wins. (Via The Mary Sue)
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.