EDIT: Since so many people asked, Cupcakes, Shed.mov, Lil' Miss Rarity, Scissors Twilight, Rainbow Factory, [Cr]Applejack.Grimdark
is an adjective used to describe a setting or situation in a fictional work that is considered dark, depressive, violent or edgy, particularly in fanfic literature.
The term can also be applied to an artistic style that uses shading and muted colors, if not black and white, often associated with mature themes.
See also A Short Study on Grimdark Ponies
I did not conceive these character concepts.
Credit goes to "Sergeant Sprinkles"
, Lil Miss Jay
for their hand in the creation of these characters, and anyone else who had a part in elevating them to infamous status.
Although not explicitly named here, it's fairly easy to find these ponies across the internet. If you're curious, use the symbols above their heads in this illustration as a clue.Caution is advised
. The mature themes associated with these six are not for the young or faint-hearted, and applying the rule of six degrees of separation will present interesting results.
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