Niagara Falls, and I am victorious

A few weeks back I made a weekend trip to Niagara Falls. I found considerably more variety than I anticipated. Overall it was a very worthwhile vacation, and modestly priced too (all expenses totaled about $300).

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Friendship is Witchcraft

Is My Little Pony too little-girly for you? There may be hope for you anyway. Some of the more deranged fans redubbed select rated-G episodes with PG-13 dialogue to make it more appealing to an older demographic.

The Perfect Swarm - Ponies torment each other with ever-multiplying pests. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIfHKfyRO5Y

Read It and Sleep - Involuntary fan-fiction-based slumber party, yaaaay! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gRo_ZxXXJg

Dragone Baby Gone - Ferocious dragonslayer Fluttershy seeks out a new victim. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FjMQBN2Ls8
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The Ponies Are Doomed! Or Are They?

Poll #1780394 The End of Discord

How will the ponies ultimately defeat Discord this weekend?

Twilight Sparkle and the gang will regain their powers, join forces, and use the Elements of Harmony again
Princesses Celestia and Luna will combine forces and imprison Discord with an eclipse
The Cutie Mark Crusaders will bring the cockatrice from The Stare Master to turn Discord back to stone
Derpy Hooves or another of the background ponies will do something random to save the day
Other (explain in comments)
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    Hush Now Quiet Now
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Another screaming meme

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.

(I'll try to get John to answer questions directed at him, but undirected questions will be answered by me instead)
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    My Pony vs. Pony pony got a pet bunny at last, yay!

Me me me! (stolen from reynardo)

1. Reply to this post with "UNICORNS", and I will pick five of your icons.

2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.

3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee. Or a good way to kill 10 minutes. Or if nothing else you get to read what others find interesting :-)

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    Ponies and ponies and ponies and ponies and ponies and...

Over and out

It hadn't taken long for Jitters to cut through the concrete with his devilbunny claws. Just a few feet back, he'd found a junction box for the nuclear power plant and animal prison electrical supplies. He carefully sliced it open and looked at the wiring inside. It wasn't terribly different from the control panels he'd played around with in the bunny kingdom, before he was exiled.

It took him fifteen minutes to figure out which wires he'd need to cut to trigger a false nuclear emergency without powering down all the prison door locks, and an additional two hours to get Mr. Buzzy to memorize his instructions. "Remember sir, I mean Miss Feloni, the primary color wires are for the prison and the pastel color wires are for the power plant." "Got it Jitters!" beamed Buzzy, "Bunny wires good, Fuddy wires bad. First we send Pinkie Pie out to pick up Applejack, then they stop off at Rainbow Dash's house to entwine Twilight Sparkle with Octavia. Then when the lights blink, we snip Lyra and make a run for it!" Jitters breathed heavily, he supposed that would do. The nuclear power plant's alarm and overload system should trigger the safety mechanisms and let the animal prisoners outside. Then again, he seemed to remember that Chernobyl was caused by a failed safety test...

"OK Miss Buzzy sir, this looks like a good time, the searchlights are pointing the other way. Cut your wires on my mark, one, two, --"

Suddenly there was a snap in the laws of physics, and Feloni felt herself flying through outer space. In the fraction of a second that it took her to travel from California to Pennsylvania, she could see the full moon glowing overhead. The man in the moon looked rather constipated today.

And just as suddenly, she was back home again, and back in her bunny body. She recognized the forest paneling on the living room walls, the piles of stuffed animals on the couch, and all her monster roommates gathered around her (they were technically her enemies, but they'd known each other for so long that they'd worked out a living arrangement). They were all wearing brown robes, so Feloni figured it must be some kind of party game. She looked down at herself and saw that she was in robes too, but hers were black. She looked like the Wicked Witch of the West, very snazzy.

There was one new monster that she didn't recognize. He was taller than all the others, he was wearing black robes like her, and he was pointing a glowy green dagger at her. He spoke. "The Ritual of Desecration is at its apex, the desolation of western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia and Ohio is now at hand. Now, Lord Buzzy, speak the final magic words and unleash the terror of the Elder Gods upon the people!"

Feloni cleared her throat a few times. The guy with the pointy thing was getting a little edgy, so she figured she should probably say something to make him happy. She tried to think of something horribly evil, but she was drawing a blank. Then she had an idea. She raised her arms, wiggled her paws, and proclaimed, "She'll mix up an evil brew, and gobble you up in a big tasty stew. Soooo, watch out!"

The black-robed monster grabbed his ears with his clawed hands and howled, "Nooooooooo! We were so close, a full lunar cycle of preparations, only to fail at the very end!" His dagger had shifted color from eldritch green to pastel blue, and there was a loud boom that sounded like the universe giggling, and a wave of rainbow-colored kindness exploded from the epicenter of her house, encompassing everything to the horizons.

Feloni smiled at the congregation, who stared back at her aghast. "Did somebody bring cake?"
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    Anyone wanna watch Your Ponyscope for Today again?

An odd, creepy little game

Made in Denmark, it feels sort of like an Ingmar Bergman film with a dose of Quentin Tarantino. Keep hoping for that happy ending as you weave your way through 39 deadly chapters trying to find your sister. Takes about six hours to finish. Official website here: http://limbogame.org/
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Under the dome

Buzzy and Jitters were rudely escorted from the courtroom and hauled away to San Onofre Maximum Security Animal Prison and Nuclear Power Plant. The red light on the men's prison dome blinked goodbye to them as they vanished inside the windowless interior. They were assigned their prison clothes, handed soft-bristle toothbrushes, guided past the reactor core, and locked into their barred cell.

"Wow, what a great adventure we're having!" Buzzy beamed, "It's just like those prison movies on TBS, except even more depressing." Jitters sighed and scampered up to the top bunk, hoping that the mattress would muffle Mr. Buzzy's snoring a little bit. "Prisons aren't adventures sir, they're places where the government tries to bore you to death. And if you ever do get out, you can't cope with excitement anymore, so you try to get them to send you back." He sounded like he'd been in a situation like this before, but that possibility soared over Buzzy's head.

The grunts and sneers from the fellow inmates, and the possibility of decades locked in the same room, hadn't dampened Buzzy's spirits yet. He waved down the skunk pushing the food cart and managed to get the last bologna sandwich with a slice of rubbery cheese. He chomped down on it like it was a gourmet meal. "Mmmfff, tashty, remindsh me of shpam." He twirled around, trying to see how he looked in his prison duds. "Hey Jitters, do these horizontal stripes make me look fat?"

Jitters gazed down, perplexed. Mr. Buzzy has been so bizarre this past week, so effeminate. Yes, that was mostly it, he was acting like a girl, like... Oh no...

He looked down at Mr. Buzzy's head, "Miss Feloni? Is that you in there?" Buzzy swallowed, cheered, and waved his index fingers at Jitters, "Yay, you figured it out, I'm so proud! I didn't want to ruin the surprise for you." Jitters blinked for a bit, then his eyes sagged and he started nibbling his claws. "You could have told me before I took you to the psychiatrist, you know. Then we wouldn't have been arrested and locked up in here forever." "Aww, but that wouldn't have been any fun at all", Buzzy replied, "We wouldn't have had any of our fun adventures, and I would have never known how goofy Buzzy looks in stripey pajamas. Besides, any day now, Mr. Buzzy's brain will be back where it belongs, and I'm sure he'll be able to get a change of scenery for you. Maybe the judges will delcare you both insane and send you to a nice hospital with yummy pink pills and padded walls."

Jitters heaved another sigh; this one strained his muscles. He'd learned how to cope with crazy, but only stable crazy. Ever-changing crazy was beyond his capabilities. He kept his mind occupied trying to dream up a better way of escaping.
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