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Monday, June 18, 2012

Top 11 Most Disturbing MLP:FIM Fandoms (#2)

Image from Creepypasta Wiki.

2) Sweet Apple Massacre

While Cupcakes may be disturbing, it can still provide for an interesting read, offering readers somewhat of a guilty pleasure. Sweet Apple Massacre, on the other hand, offers no such pleasure—only pain and suffering.

In the story, Big Macintosh has the three Cutie Mark Crusaders—Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, and his sister Apple Bloom—locked in the barn basement where he plans on punishing them for, of all things, making too much noise. He begins by cutting out Apple Bloom’s tongue, rolling it in Sweetie Belle’s vomit, and force feeding it to Scootaloo. If you can stomach reading that sentence alone, then by all means, feel free to read the entire fanfic yourself, because what follows is torture, rape, incest, gore, bodily fluids, cannibalism, and murder so repulsive that I feel I cannot summarize them with a clean conscience or a vomit-free keyboard.

The FanFic Critic said it best when she called this story “like Cupcakes only ten-times worse,” and considering how she reacted in her dramatic reading of it—yeah, the less we say about that the better.

While Cupcakes manages to maintain a cult following, Sweet Apple Massacre has not been as well received. There has been some fan art here and there; but otherwise, this story is universally hated, considered one of the worst Pony stories ever written.

And it’s easy to see why.

With Cupcakes, while it may be unsettling to read about how everyone’s favorite pink pony mutilates her best friend, seeing how much delight she takes in doing so gives us a bit of pleasure in return—albeit guilty pleasure. She may be a sociopathic murderer, but deep down inside, she’s still the same pink pony we all know and love from the show.

Image from Know Your Meme.

The same cannot be said of Big Macintosh. His portrayal in Sweet Apple Massacre is a complete 180 from his character in the show. Gone is the gentle giant of few words, replaced by a cold-blooded sadist. While Pinkie Pie kills for fun, Big Mac kills out of vengeance; and though he may gain some sick pleasure from torturing (even raping) three fillies, we glean no such enjoyment in watching it. When Pinkie kills, it’s an art; when Big Mac kills, it’s a mess. Everyone enjoys art; no one enjoys a mess. And that, by far, is the main difference between the two, and that is why Sweet Apple Massacre is far more disturbing than Cupcakes.

But there’s still one more fandom that is more disturbing that either of those two.

How disturbing is it? As disturbing as watching the meltdown of an internet reviewer wanting to kill her viewers for requesting Sweet Apple Massacre.