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"Begin the cyber revolution."

One day, a man from the United Kingdom got together some money, bought FL Studio, and created a song. That song, "Rainbow Factory", turned the sugary paradise of Friendship is Magic's floating city of Cloudsdale into one of the darkest towns with a dark secret, by making up the explanation that the rainbows we see in Cloudsdale's factories in Sonic Rainboom are made from liquefied Pegasi. The song skyrocketed him to popularity, spawned its own fanfiction, and made WoodenToaster—or, as he likes to call himself, Glaze—one of the premier musical artists of the Bronydom's Golden Age.

Nowadays he's moved on from the grim and dark sectors of music, making songs lighter or more happy than his previous work, but he's still remembered best for "Rainbow Factory", with its trademark sounds and insane catchiness. Unfortunately, he's also well-known for having one of the worst cases of Schedule Slip in the history of the fandom, sometimes taking upwards of two years to finish a song and upload it to his YouTube channel (for comparison, an artist like deadmau5 or Aviators would have at least an EP and an Album released in that timeframe). He's a bit more active on Tumblr account, where he's known as "Twiginote 's big idiot" and talks about his life in Great Britain and other such things, but like his aforementioned YouTube account, it suffers from Schedule Slip as well.

And before you ask, yes, his OC (also named Wooden Toaster), is female.

He also contributed to the short-lived group TwentyTen, alongside The Living Tombstone, Mic the Microphone, and IBringDaLulz, with occasional Fifth Ranger IBeConCept, and, as mentioned before, was one of the big names of the fandom's Golden Age.

Tropes pertaining to WoodenToaster include:

  • Badass Adorable: Wooden Toaster (the OC). She is legitimately adorable, especially as a breezie or mothpony, but make no mistake that she is still capable of sending you six ways to Sunday if you agitate her. And that's not taking into account her Batpony persona.
  • Creator Cameo: If a song includes a guest artist, you can bet that Toaster'll be taking the back seat in the song proper, singing at most one or two lines.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: It's implied that Pre-Heel–Face Turn H8_Seed's character in "Awoken" was appalled by what went on in the Factory.
  • Heel–Face Turn: One of the Rainbow Factory's workers (H8_Seed) did this in "Awoken". It is awesome.
  • Heel Realization: H8_Seed's character in "Awoken" most likely has one due to Even Evil Has Standards, leading to his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Lighter and Softer: His later songs mostly had lighter and more heartwarming lyrical themes, along with more cheerful-sounding arrangements, with the exception of the Cyberpunk tinged "Prototype."
  • Loudness War: Though most fans consider it one of his best songs, "Awoken" unfortunately suffers from this. This led to Glaze calling it a "shittily mastered song" on his Tumblr.
  • Necessarily Evil: The Rainbow Factory's use of equine resources is treated like this in "Rainbow Factory". H8_Seed's character in "Awoken" doesn't buy into it.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Invoked during "Rainbow Factory"'s chorus:
    "In the Rainbow Factory, where your fears and horrors come true..."
    • Also invoked during "Nightmare Night" featuring Mic the Microphone. It IS analogous to Halloween after all...
    • "Prototype" is narrated by a person who is being slowly turned into a robot throughout the song. The lyrics, arrangement, and vocal production style have a vaguely ominous style and the whole thing is reminiscent of Portal. And the speaker likes it. To drive home the point further, Glaze's vocals become more and more robotic as the song goes on; at one point, a GLaDOS-esque "update complete" can be heard followed by Glaze's voice changing immediately.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: Cloudsdale in "Rainbow Factory".
  • We Can Rule Together: A rare non-villainous example in "Building Worlds", his love song to his friend Twigileia: rather than ruling any sort of ordinary world, him and Twigi can build their own world and rule together.