my little pony bastardized into glory

I found this link on my Twitter feed, which redirected me back to the Guardian (my daily online news fallback). This is the perfect example of why I love Twitter, the Guardian, Finland AND My Little Pony. Granted, yes, it’s been nearly twenty years (okay, maybe more like fifteen, but that’s peanuts) since I’ve had a My Little Pony, but I think my parents still have the pink dreamhouse in the attic.

[In a quick, somewhat-related digression, I feel compelled to mention that I made a TV for the dreamhouse (I know, the nineties generation, eh?), and I cut out a picture of Star Wars for the screen. My Little Ponies were forever watching Luke, Han and Obi Wan in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon ready to rescue Leia. Siiiiiiiigh.]

Anyway, The Guardian ran a pictorial feature on Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen, whose sculptures are My Little Ponies done up as famous movie characters. Brilliant. I love it so much I don’t know where to start. Such a brilliant marriage of childhood merchandise with adolescent pop culture. Perfect for my generation. A combination of various shades of nostalgic grey. If anyone is thinking of an early birthday present for me– I know you are– the Batman and Robin are still available.

Author: Ashleigh Rajala

Ashleigh Rajala is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous journals, both online and in print. She is passionate about using story-telling to build community in Surrey BC, where she lives and works on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples.

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