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My Leper Pony by ursulav My Leper Pony by ursulav
I warned you.

I think the reason I found this so ungodly fun is because when I was a kid--lo these many moons ago--I loved my My Little Ponies, and used them to act out stories...but probably not the kind that the manufacturers would expect. The minds of children, as Stephen King once wrote, are like deep wells of clear water. And this is true enough, but there are monsters in those wells, and some of 'em have a bunch of eyes and really big teeth. So my stories were all full of blood and torture and death and forced marriages*, sort of Quentin Tarantino meets Marguerite Henry, all acted out via My Little Ponies, and their cohorts, the little scented rubber animals that came with the Strawberry Shortcake dolls. (I had no particular use for the dolls.)

Next to some of those stories, My Leper Pony's probably pretty tame, but it's still nice to return in some small way to that well of childhood creative depravity.


Technical stuff! Leperlot started life as a G3 Love-a-Belle, was painted sickly grey-green, re-tailed with the scurfiest, most diseased looking yarn I could find, and boils were sculpted from polymer clay and painted. Bandages were added with Rigid Wrap (a type of plaster cloth) painted, and sealed with acrylic matte medium. Bits of mane were glued in under the bandages, but I didn't do a full re-root. The "Unclean" sign is made from painted acid-free matboard, and I photoshopped together a parody of the packaging, printed in on matte heavyweight, and taped it in over the original. (Sadly, despite all the tape visible in the photos, there is still less than was on the original package. Hasbro likes their tape.)

This is my first alteration of a My Little Pony, and you don't want to know how much fun I had.

I will probably be e-baying Leperlot at some point in the near future--my journal'll have the details.

EDIT: I'm told by other members of the pony modding community that Hasbro apparently doesn't like box modifications, so wanting to respect their wishes there--after all, they furnished my depraved childhood adventures!--I'm removing the box art, just in case.

"My Little Pony" is a trademark of Hasbro. Leperlot and her packaging is an artistic parody and not affiliated with or sanctioned by the manufacturer.

*There is a reason this theme pops up so much in fan fiction, romance novels, and fairy tales. For some reason--and it may well be a girl thing--that's one of the toothy monsters in a lot of our wells.
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eeveegirl12553 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
sheherazahde Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those are really well executed boils. 
rainbowdash10124 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student Artist
umm she's smiling?Rainbow Dash (Sad Pout) Plz 
Aspiring-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Awww, it still smiles :heart:
Awesome idea awesomely executed :D
Goldsonne Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This is a little bit creepy .. -_-'
but it´s nice :D
AiZaFurry Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omg? Llama Emoji-07 (Hopeless or Scared) [V1] One of the scariest zelda moments... EVER. 
ZeLemonGurl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
that looks wrong -.-
SuperLadyGamer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fake?
SpadeRiff Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But I love the leper king, such a noble steed even in his time of need.
ArtisticAfflare Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
It's not the pony that makes this so disturbing, but the description that goes with it. 
Alptraum-Gheist Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me while i throw up in the bathroom.
ILoveWarriorCats10 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Disgusting little pony you've got yourself!!
ILoveWarriorCats10 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
That's just disgusting
Mistilyfur Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cool great job with the opes sores n stuff
Vinyl-Beat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
freakin adorable!
cabby2299 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Fluttershy30 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I think i just peed on myself. You do not have my approval.   Be Right Back...Potty 
bloodthirstyveggie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
i love it! its so cute!
Baeporeon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a bit creepy
BambooGirls Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scaryy.....Headache New Headache New
LE2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
My leper pony, my leper pony,
My leper pony!
I used to wonder about leprosy
My leper pony!
Until my limbs started falling off me!
Festering boils!
Tons of pain!
An infected lung!
Deformed and weak!
I'm quarantined
Because I'm unclean
Due to lesions that we've all seen!
Yeah, my leper pony!
Do you know I'm sick and probably gonna
KitsuneConnie Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! !!!!
LE2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
OK, you wanna know something weird? I don't remember writing this! It's funny, I admit, but I don't remember writing it. (No, I don't get drunk or use drugs!) Maybe I just forgot. Thanks for the complement anyway.
hopeanuoliii1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
skitty159 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Artist
When i was little i was into my little pony but now i am but like did you edit the pony or like did you buy or or something cuz im just curious
ein298 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Leprosy. Look it up, if you dare.
KaeliRocks0714 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
wonderblade Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood.
lilprincess500 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i was not planning to sleep anyway XD
PanicPagoda Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Needs to be made official! :la:
Schnood Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
you put your left leg in, and you leave it there
you put your right arm in, and you come back for it later
viiwolfe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice but you left the other eye sparkling and healthy. Leprosy numbs the eyes, losing the urge to blink and therefore the eyes get dry, infected and scratched up, resulting in blindness. I likes a lot. She'd truly fit in at Zitwalla, the leper village in Armed and Dangerous.
topofthemornintoye Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I may not be into this stuff but it's still pretty creative. I didn't have a toy phase, I just picked up the controller and instantly went to town on some zombies.
yayayayayala Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
LemonPoppySeedMuffin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
awww poor thing but very clever
nicorengifo01 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
hey umm I love your pictures, well all of them XD and I was thinking emm.. can I use them for a book that I'm writing but it is only for a page called wattpad.
so please please please pleaseeee. can I use one of them (now I don't know which use) but I'll give you credits later.
thanks beforehand :D
(i know my english sucks sorry :DDDDD)
foxdoggie666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... After seeing this I may have to give one of my pony figurines Leperacy...
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally describes my childhood, it wasn't always all happy ever after games and stories either. Fantastic mod, great attention to details. "
"*There is a reason this theme pops up so much in fan fiction, romance novels, and fairy tales. For some reason--and it may well be a girl thing--that's one of the toothy monsters in a lot of our wells."
This was also true for me... even though boy play war games they never seem to actually be as dark as what girls come up with... O_O

I been watching you and this for a long time now, even before I had an account too! About time I got around commenting and faving!
runawaymintyg3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
that top story also decribes my childhood. when i playd with my little ponies i used to do a battle royale/hunger games type of scene where ponies fought to the death
chewytheshypony Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
Amerina Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   General Artist
I LOVE IT! My sister says it's not funny, but I totally see where you're coming from :}
DesertPanther Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Iz so epic! :D
Rax-177 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
This is both disturbingly awesome and awesomely disturbing.

When we were younger my brother and I played out strange, epic adventures with lots of my toys.
RandomEcoWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
It is a known fact that young girls often torture their Barbies. I know I did :D this pony is cool! (in a ghastly way XD)
BakuchanBaku Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I did that! I remember chopping all their hair off... and drawing... things on them.
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Always remember to look before you LEPER!
Sampixie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i freaking want one!!!!!
W-O-T-A-N Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Memjigoof Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
oh dear god
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