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Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw is a video game reviewer from Australia. What happens when he plays a video game so girlish that it freezes his computer? Naturally, he hits it to make it work. Only him hitting it did not fix his problem, but rather it introduced a new one. The instant he hit his computer, he was propelled backwards into an oddly colorful world. But he's not going to let being in a different world stop him from doing his job. Now it's time to step up his reviewing skills for his greatest review ever: Equestria.


Warning: This fic may contain humor most find snide, snarky and sarcastic, and if you don't like it, bugger off.

Zero Punctuation belongs to the Escapist Magazine.

Cover image by: SkiddleZIzKewl

First Published
2nd Apr 2012
Last Modified
5th Aug 2013


Definitely tracking this for later! :pinkiehappy:

What. WHAT. WHAT?! My mind is full of... I don't even... WHAT?!


Just for the idea.

going into the read later section for now.

Also, did you actually use punctuation? It would be more fun without it.

Oh my god.....just...MORE.

You saw this idea on Hiveminds profile?

Nice one Hivemind, you magnificent bastard.



interesting.......:trixieshiftright: i will track this.....


No I went on his profile and saw that he liked ZP so I came up with the idea and he seemed to like it. :rainbowlaugh:

Suffice to say I would not have had the idea had I not went on his profile, so I would say we both share in this honor.


Thank ya kindly :rainbowkiss:

I wonder what Yahtzee would think of this? :trollestia: I'll have to go to the mana bar and ask.

You need to send him the link to this. My guess is he'll laugh his ass off, then tear you a new one to keep up his standard of brutality :rainbowlaugh:


That would be the funniest shit ever. He would probably want me dead.

Yeah I would except I'd probably get my ass kicked out of their and I'd rather not be shunned from the coolest bar ever.

About time all you tossers stopped faffing about and wrote this!


Psh, if Yahtzee ended up liking it he would make the bar 20% cooler.

Literally. He would turn the thermostat down so he would freeze himself and everyone in the bar so he would die.


They probably didn't think of it because it sounds like a terrible idea.

Which it still is.

...For the love of all that is holy, give us more.

Well, nothing is never safe to be crossover with MLP. Keep up the good work:yay:

Interesting. I'll read later.

Now we just need Yahtzee to review the fanfiction, and the cycle will be complete.

>>400502 You're right, he would. He really would. He might have to kill everyone so there would be no witnesses :pinkiehappy:

As to it being a bad idea, he's the perfect candidate for ponification. Surly, snarky, downright brutal, but hilariously so. I can't imagine how much fun you're going to have writing this :pinkiehappy: Personally, I can't wait to see his reaction to Princess Celestia. "Oooh look at the big shiny pony! Your hair looks like it's going to attack something. Oh? You raise the sun? NOT BLOODY LIKELY! You fail science forever!"

Well that was an interesting read. Very funny. :rainbowlaugh:

>>400525 funniest comment ever. ' Oh? You raise the sun? NOT BLOODY LIKELY!' Definitely going to quote that.

And one more thing. I am going to take the train to the city and bust my way into the mana bar. Oh wait he's only there on Thursdays.


Funnily enough I had the exact thought of him saying that too :rainbowkiss:

>>400564 I can't wait for the next chapter. It'll be hilarious. I for one can see him getting into a big argument with Applejack.


As I am writing he is already criticising her. :rainbowkiss:

The next chapter: Yahtzee Reviews - The Mane 6

I'm guessing people just thumbs this story up based on the concept alone.

Oh this should be good. One of the most unlikely crossovers turns out to be one of the funniest things I've read.


Yeah, but I'm hoping they'll stay for the content. :raritywink:

You have now managed to make two of my favorite fics out of absolutely impossible concepts. Both this and Blue Is Magic seem completely unwritable (Haven't read hitchhikers yet, but I can only assume it's equally awesome and improbable), yet somehow not only have you written them, they manage to stay in character the entire damn time without taking a hammer to continuity. You get 5 mustaches from me :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

My Mind When Seeing the Title: :pinkiegasp:

My Mind When Reading the Description: :twilightoops:

My Mind When Finishing the Chapter: :rainbowlaugh:

That amount of cynicism is unhealthy for Equestria.

Author: "Are you ready for the next chapter?"



Stay frosty!


20 likes in an hour on a story that just sounds like a terrible idea, I wonder if that is some sort of record? :rainbowlaugh:


Great humour and it looks like it should be a fun ride! :rainbowlaugh: *Tracked*

Ok, I'm saying this not only as a big fan of Zero Punctuation, but also as a regular on the Escapist its self. I approve. I know you were just dieing for my approval and to know that I wish to read more. Seriously though, I could actually see Yahtzee saying and doing all of those things which in itself made it entertaining to me.  

My thought process when I saw this:

:pinkiegasp: :twilightangry2:


*leaves then reenters with wiffle bat in hand*

I'll read this sometime later (you bastard). I like how you suggested this idea to me sometime ago, but I'll let you take the fame of the idea :scootangel:


Mind if I take a teensy bit of credit? :scootangel:


Sorry about that. :twilightsheepish:

I was watching ZP and I was like 'I want to start a new fic anyways so I might as well do this one'.

I already did credit you in the description though. :yay:

This is quite good, but something that's been bothering me is that you're like Yahtzee; you can't tell if you should use an asterisk.  Throughout your story you consistently fail to use the possessive apostrophe.  For example, "Yahtzees" should be "Yahtzee's".

So....who here read this in Yahtzee's voice? :applejackunsure:


I know, that and comma placement are my main problems. (I know when to use them but always just ignore them for some reason)

I'll fix it after I finish my next chapter.

>>400589 Hell knows i did!!!!!!!!!!!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:


i mean seriously, when i read the description it almost seemed unreadable. you deserve all the internets ever made, thought of, or given for not only proving your readers wrong, but also combining two of the greatest things ever made.

here are some pinkie's, has them.:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

>>400804 Careful. Too much Pinkie at once can be deadly. You'll might die with the case of smiles.

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