Schnee (schnee) wrote,

ANSI PMV: Obsolete

You probably know ASCII art — you may or may not also know ANSI movies, depending on how old you are and how extensively you used computers and frequented BBSes in the late 80s/early 90s.

Well, a couple of years ago, klystron2010 created an ASCII art version of Twilight Sparkle, and I commented on it, saying "Your next mission, should you choose to accept it: make an ANSI movie involving ponies".

I don't know whether it's directly as a result of this, but the artist actually went ahead and did, producing an awesome ANSI PMV for Rudebrat's Obsolete:

This was finished in February this year, and was apparently almost 5 years in the making — a real labor of love, and it shows. (I only wish Youtube's compression was a bit less draconic — the compression artifacts are quite bad.)

Equestria Daily also picked it up, BTW, but described it as "pixel art". Kids these days, eh? ;) Or maybe "ANSI art" really is an antediluvian term and concept[1] (in which case the choice of song is really quite clever).

  1. Unrelated: a while ago I tried to find out how to filter Usenet[2] messages in Thunderbird; my first instinct was to do a web search for "Thunderbird Usenet killfile", and one of the first hits mentioned that "killfile" was, in this day and age, an antediluvian term that few people would understand, and fewer still actively use.
  2. Usenet is, of course, arguably antediluvian in and on itself.
Tags: ansi movies, music, music videos, my little pony, old farts recollecting, songs, videos

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