Luna's Socks - Part 2Luna's Socks Part 2 starring Twilight Sparkle and the Princesses Celestia and LunaLuna's Socks - Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It took Twilight forever to fall asleep, the incident playing over and over in her head, the same mixture of sensations and frustrations just memories now but nevertheless still raw and sensitive. But at last she fell into a fitful sleep, hot and uncomfortable but empty of dreams...
....until she awoke to the sound of the windows clattering open and the rustling of the curtains against the drapery of her bed.
She drew her head slowly out from under the covers to see that the whole room was lit up by silver-blue light pouring in from the now open window. The mirror had turned into a pool of quicksilver and the brass handles and hinges of the furniture were sparkling as if they had been doused in glitter.
Twilight climbed out of bed, her eyes glued to the beam of light piercing the room, and took a few nervous steps towards the window. She had closed it, hadn't she? There was no way sh
999 Years - Luna SideSilence. I am all alone in this lair,999 Years - Luna Side4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Screaming at the uncaring darkness
Of my solitude, an imprisoned mare
At this hour, I mark one year less.
My elder sister always had her way,
Her arrogance dictated ambition
Every living thing was under her sway
Relegating my regal position.
But over time I developed with care
An inner, darker magic, the one spell,
That makes my form change to one of Night Mare
Complete, Make myself my sister's equal.
But Celestia is a cunning creature
My resort to brute force was no avail
But, even in this prison of dull feature
My resolve to defeat her will prevail
Looking at the mirrors that surround me,
I pondered on that earlier memory,
A time of innocence, subservience
All behind me, in this true deviance.
Seeing through the mirrors of this prison
A gaze upon Equestria's races
My own, Hidden, ideal panopticon
As I dote over my future subjects.
Regret choice of action ? I keep thinking,
Looking at mirrors, secretly plotting,
For an hour, then, ever year repeat
Scooting AlongScooting Along4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rainbow Dash flew up to her house. She'd had a long day, after ponyville's scheduled drought the rain clouds had taken a lot of work.
"Ah, another day of awesome work. Rainbowdash, you are the pony!" She flopped down on the cloud bed, exhausted.
"And now, it's time for some awesome shut eye."
Rainbow closed her eyes and listened to the rain tap against the window. She loved the sound, immediately she began to snore. She really loved her job as the resident weatherpony. The flying, the smell of the clouds, the respect it brought, she loved every second.
There was a small tap at the front door. Rainbow stirred slightly, snoring even louder. The tapping continued.
"No, no, I couldn't possibly be a wonderbolt mmmhhh..." she mumbled, "Well, maybe..."
The tapping grew more obsessive.
"Become your leader?" Rainbow turned over in bed. "Why yes, it only makes sense..."
There was a boom.
Rainbow tumbled out of bed. "What! Who where!? I'm up!" She took a defensive position.
Love is Confusing: Part 1 of 2 Friendship is Magic; Love is ConfusingLove is Confusing: Part 1 of 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
Part 1 of 2
Twilight Sparkle gave a long sigh as she sat peering over a tall stack of books in her library home one day. She was bored. She had absolutely nothing planned and none of her usual books were keeping her attention. To make it even worse, Spike was off to Canterlot for a couple days again, so there wasn't even anyone to talk to. Not very long ago she would have relished the solitude as a chance to get some serious reading done, but after coming to Ponyville and making so many great friends now it just felt kind of lonely.
Still, she was sure she could find at least some book to keep her interested. There just had to be something. If the usual stuff wasn't working, maybe she just needed to look at something different, something she hadn't read before? This was a library after all; there were still a lot of books she had never read on a lot of topics she still didn't know anything about. Moving languidly to her shelves, Twi
Dinner Date pt 2Fluttershy was waiting at the square and noticed some ponies giving her odd glances. A few times, she would see a young filly or colt and she would smile warmly to them and their parents would quicken their pace to get away from her. 'Why are they looking at me like that,' she wondered, but couldn't give it much more thought since an orange blur nearly knocked into her.Dinner Date pt 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Sorry Fluttershy," Scootaloo said, "I was trying a new trick on my scooter. Hopefully, I can get it right and impress Rainbow Dash!"
Fluttershy giggled and when she saw the annoyed look on Scootaloo's face she said, "I remember when I wanted to be just like Rainbow."
"Really? Aren't you older than her?"
"Yes, but I was always impressed with her bravery and ability. After a while, I decided that I will never be like her so I just chose to be myself."
"Well, I'm gonna be just like Rainbow!"
"And what's wrong with being Scootaloo?"
Him Part 4Applejack tossed, turned, and wanted sleep, but she couldn't drift off. Ever since she discovered what Fluttershy did, she was torn and what Big Mac told her was bothering her. She was beginning to question herself. Was she really in love with Fluttershy? Did their friendship even matter to her? She was always so proud of the fact that she would fight anypony right up to Celestia herself if any one of her friends were hurt, but now that the chips are down and there were hard times ahead what did she do? She turned tail and ran. She knew that sleep wasn't going to happen tonight. She got up and walked over to her dresser where she kept her hat. The only tangible thing left to her by her father. Sure, she had memories, but the hat was something different. It gave her comfort when she needed it, and she certainly needed it now.Him Part 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She reached for it and caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. She got a better look and saw the face of a coward. The face of a traitor stared back
Luna's Socks - Part 1Luna's Socks - Part 1 starring Twilight Sparkle and the Princesses Celestia and LunaLuna's Socks - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It's absolutely wonderful to have you back home, my faithful student," Princess Celestia said to Twilight as she walked with her along the corridor that would lead to the East Wing of Canterlot Castle where the guest rooms were. "I've missed you terribly, you know."
Twilight suppressed a squeal of delight. The Princess had missed her? Oh, the things she wanted to say in reply but all she could was blush crimson and whisper, in a voice embarrassingly heavy with emotion: "I've missed you too, Princess "
"It's such a shame that you can't stay in your old tower," Celestia continued as they passed a series of huge stained-glass windows interspersed with tapestries thousands of years old portraying the history of Equestria. "I'm afraid the renovations are really quite untimely."
"It's alright, Princess," Twilight replied, looking at each of the tapestries thoughtfully as they passe
Dark ParadiseThis fanfic contains SPOILERS for the video game A Link Between Worlds. Do not read unless you have either finished the game or want to be spoiledDark Paradise2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The doe-eyed girl peered out the window of Lorule castle. Her fingers traced the indentation of the Triforce on her armor – something she did often. She hung her head in defeat.
"Lorule will be lost forever...unless I do...something..."
Her attendant, Yuga watched her from across the room. "You look so lovely, Your Grace. How I'd love to...paint you..."
Yuga was cut off after Hilda shot him an icy glare. How dare he say something like that when she felt so miserable. She wasn't in the mood to have this moment recorded in a painting. Yuga's idea of 'beauty' was so very incomprehensible, even to her.
"You wish to restore Lorule? I think I may be of some assistance to you." His voice was pleasant and soft.
"How? What could possibly fix this?"
"Come with me. I've made a discovery that I believe you'll be very pleased with." Yuga gri
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 4It wasn't a great start.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 44 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When Mort had walked into the library, he had prepared himself to be face-to-face with Twilight Sparkle, and perhaps her dragon assistant as well. He had went through the note cards over and over, planning to recite them from memory, because he was fairly certain ponies didn't read note cards when introducing themselves. It was just him, introducing himself to her, alone, in private, to serve the extra benefit as practice for the others. Because surely somepony who was once socially awkward herself could understand if he had a little trouble with it.
But when he opened the door and found himself face-to-face with all of the unicorn's friends, his mind went completely blank. He felt nervous enough around one pony he didn't know. It was altogether worse when presented with six ponies he wanted to make a good, first impression on. And first impressions, according to Luna, were important.
It also didn't help that the looks he garnered were those of confusion
The Dashing Rainbow"There. The garden is finished." Fluttershy took a few steps back and admired her work. She turned to Angel, her loyal if grumpy companion and said, "Before you know it, there will be more carrots that you know what to do with. Doesn't that sound wonderful, Angel Bunny?"The Dashing Rainbow4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
If the stubborn hare heard her, he didn't show it. Instead, he pointed towards Fluttershy's bridge. The yellow pegasus turned and smiled at the sight she saw.
Applejack stood on the small stone bridge, and once her eyes locked onto Fluttershy's, she ran down to her girlfriend. Applejack gives Fluttershy a hug and a kiss on her cheek. "Howdy there sugarcube, I was able to take off a little early today."
Fluttershy smiled and asked, "Does Big Macintosh mind that you're coming to see me?"
Applejack shifted her hat and said, "Yeah about that. The thing is, sugarcube, I haven't told my kin about us yet."
Fluttershy turned away, "I. I understand."
"Now hold on a second there." Applejack put a hoof on Fluttershy's shoulder, "
Song Prompt Challenge1. Life Starts Now by Three Days GraceSong Prompt Challenge4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
2. What If I Came Knocking by John Mellencamp
3. Wish I Had an Angel by Nightwish
4. The Wind by Warren Zevon
5. Short Fuse by the Black Lips
6. Long Way to Happy by Pink
7. These Dreams by Heart
8. My Way by the Sex Pistols
9. Outlaw Blue by Pat Benatar
10. Welcome Home by Radical Face
11. Body Snatcher by Billy Idol
12 Dust Bowl Dance by Mumford & Sons
13. Yer So Bad by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
14. Friday I'm in Love by The Cure
15. Like Suicide by Seether
16. A Martyr for My Love For You by the White Stripes
17. Fairytale of New York by the Pogues
18. Lucky by Bif Naked
19. Pray for Me by Sixx AM
20. Touch Me by the Doors
21. Disposable Teens by Marilyn Manson
22. It's Not Enough by the Who
23. Within a Mile of Home by Flogging Molly
24. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy by Queen
25. Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant
A Silly FillyDear Princess Celestia,A Silly Filly4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Today I learned that friendships and romances aren't always fated- and sometimes, they're found in the unlikeliest of places.
Your faithful student,
Ditzy Doo drifted idly down the road, finishing up her mail route. It had been a long morning with not much sleep, culminating in her bumping into Fluttershy's mailbox and scaring half of the yellow pegasus's chickens- as a matter of fact, her mane still had a few loose feathers hanging from it. Winter always seemed so long and miserable these days, considering she didn't have a warm fillyfriend to come home to. Ugh, no wonder her concentration wasn't the best lately. All she could think about was someone to nuzzle with.
As she wandered, yawning a little, past Twilight Sparkle's house (only one piece of mail for her house, addressed to that little dragon. Some sort of... moustache catalogue?), Ditzy thought longingly about breakfast. Some days, it felt like her wings were made of lead. Weavi
999 Years - Celestia SideA crowd has gathered for the procession,999 Years - Celestia Side4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A clock erected for all to witness,
All eyes focused on the podium,
At this hour, I mark one year less.
Just yesterday, mere fillies were she and I,
Basking in the glory of creation,
To her, dominion of the evening nigh,
to me, the rule of Sol/sole domination.
In her heart grew the seed of jealousy,
And a rebellion was instigated,
As her form was changed to one of Night Mare
Threatening to engulf in Equestria.
But my strength was not broken, resisting
Her attacks, eventually defeating
Her, but force cannot overcome feeling,
The hatred from defeat still reeling
Whilst restricting her to fortress lunar,
I pondered on that earlier memory,
When our family bond had been stellar,
regretting outcome this tragedy
A year ago this audience bore sight
Climatic battle that ended union
With the loss of the first year on this night,
A small step of a long quest to reunion
Regret choice of action ? I keep thinking,
hesitate before crowd, think of sibling,
FiM: Mort Takes a HolidayFrom Terry Trotchett's A Concise History of Equestria:FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
If you were to ask some ponies what they thought of Equestria, there would typically be one of three responses.
Most would happily go on about how it's one of, if not the, most beautiful land they've ever laid eyes on. (Even if it's the only land they've ever laid eyes on, which is quite an impressive feat.) When its lush, sprawling forests aren't meeting you at every turn, you're instead walking through flat, green plains that are punctuated with fields of flowers both unique and sweetly fragrant. The animals, use to the care of the equine inhabitants, are incredibly friendly and would like nothing more then to nuzzle up against some passerby. Not to mention that, for the most part, the citizens are a friendly and hospitable lot.
And Celestia's nice, too.
The second, and far more uncommon, response, is that Equestria is more than a little dangerous, with its habit of attracting not just the sweet, woodl
A Silly Filly: Chapter 2Ditzy entered the bakery, blinking at the sudden warmth and light inside. As usual, she kept her head down to avoid any awkward comments about her, erm, eye issues, but glanced up to see Pinkie bouncing around behind the counter. The pink filly was madly mixing up a batch of something that looked... interesting, to say the least.A Silly Filly: Chapter 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Can I help with anything?"
"Oh, no, don't be silly! You're a guest, and Mrs Cake is still sleeping so I get to try this new recipe that I've been thinking about for a while now. Come look!"
As Ditzy wandered behind the counter, Pinkie pulled her closer and pointed a hoof at the bowl.
"It's going to be a caramel mudcake, with real mud. I figured Rarity is always going on about how mud is SOOOO good for the skin, and caramel is sooooooo tasty that putting the two together seemed like a great idea! I mean, why would anyone call it a mudcake if they didn't want to put mud in it? They wouldn't! Duh!"
To be honest, the cake looked a bit off. Ditzy blushed inadverte
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 6It didn't take the two of them long to find him. He hadn't gone very far, settling down on a grassy slope, in the shade of a tree. The slope looked over the hub of the park, which consisted of a dirt path circling a fountain, surrounded by benches and several paths leading elsewhere into the park and into Ponyville. More ponies were beginning to show up, planning on enjoying the bright, clear day.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 64 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mort didn't seem to register her until she was practically on top of him. He looked up at her with pink eyes, looking pitiful.
She gave him a comforting smile. "How's it going, Mort?"
He shrugged, murmuring something under his breath, before turning his gaze back to fountain.
Not to be discouraged, she asked "Are you sure you're not hurt?"
"I'm okay," he stated, simply. Hearing nothing else, Twilight Sparkle settled down next to him, keeping some space between them. She looked out at the park along with him, watching as Ponyville's citizens went about their activities. Friends were gossiping
Him Part 3Fluttershy and Twilight entered the kitchen and neither pony said anything at first. Twilight still had the letter levitating with her magic, and she had a look of sincere concern for her friend. After a while she spoke. "Fluttershy, why didn't you tell us?"Him Part 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Tell you what?"
"What happened to you," Twilight said tears welling up in her eyes, "That you were "
"It's not something I can talk about," Fluttershy said, "In fact, of all my friends Rainbow is the only one that knows."
"What about Applejack? Why haven't you told her?"
"I want to," Fluttershy said, "but I just can't." She looked down unable to explain further.
"I think I understand," Twilight said, "I heard of victims of this kind of attack becoming insular and shy. Is that what happened to you?"
"No, I've always been shy. It's just that I would rather not talk about it."
"Ok, we won't talk about it anymore, but I still need to talk to you about Grey Ring. The Princess had the archivist draw up a list of all rape victims wi
Him Part 1The Dashing Rainbow soared through the sky in her awesome-powered hyper-carriage towards the not-so-secret-anymore hideout of her latest enemy: The Egghead Unicorn! "This is for you President Fluttershy," The Dashing Rainbow said to herself as she flew toward this new loser's base, "Nopony holds my friend's library card hostage! Nopony!"Him Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The loser hideout was in sight. The Dashing Rainbow ensured that she had enough egghead repellent on. Though she was immune to all forms of losery, eggheadery, drawlery, and even snootery, President Fluttershy insisted she protect herself.
With a final increase of the throttle, The Dashing Rainbow leapt out of the carriage and fell effortlessly into the gaping hole that was left in its wake. The carriage itself was beyond repair and cost 15 rainbillion bits. That was a number accountants had to invent just so they could count The Dashing Rainbow's wealth. One rainbillion is a one
Love is Confusing: Part 2 of 2Friendship is Magic; Love is ConfusingLove is Confusing: Part 2 of 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
Part Two of Two
Pinkie Pie was grinning from ear to ear as she bounced excitedly in her room within Sugarcube Corner. Twilight Sparkle was taking her on a date. She had never been on a real date before, but it sounded super fun, especially since it was Twilight and she was such a great pony. Pinkie just couldn't wait.
Suddenly, Pinkie decided she was hungry. Her head bouncing from side to side, she left her room and went downstairs. She saw some tasty looking pink cupcakes resting on a tray on a table. She threw three of them in her mouth all at once and gulped them down with a smile. They were super delicious. Pinkie's whole body quivered as she enjoyed the amazing flavor.
"Enjoying yourself, Pinkie?" Mrs. Cake, who was standing nearby, asked with an awkward laugh as she watched the pink pony. Pinkie glanced at her.
"Yep, yep! These are super tasty!" Pinkie cheered, bouncing toward her caretaker.
"That's nice, dearie..." said the older mar
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 5Mort quietly shut the door behind him, Rarity's suit draped over his back. The dressing room was larger than he thought it'd be, and just as frilly as the rest of the boutique. A light-purple wallpaper covered the walls, walls that at one end had a rack of dresses neatly hung up, and at the other end a number of pictures and paintings of mares in dresses. And at the far end of the room, there was a long, ruby-colored dresser with with white carvings, reminiscent of vines. A large, oval mirror stood in the center of the dresser, and in front of the mirror were dozens of bottles, brushes, eyeliners, lipsticks and other make-up that Mort had never paid attention to.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 54 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And there he was, covered in an all-encompassing black cloak (that technically wasn't a cloak but a manifestation of his ethereal body) whose best attempt at looking like a "normal" pony was imitating their skeletal structure. He was a shade that reaped the souls of dead ponies, he was almost as old as the princesses th
Sunset - Chapter 3: Moonrise Life quickly returned to normal in the small town of Ponyville... well, as normal as things could get. Over the course of the past four weeks, the town had experienced a fire and another baking mishap that somehow made the Baked Bads Incident seem like a mild case of the flu in comparison. In fact, the town still held the lingering smell from the... unpleasantness. It made the orange pony breathe a sigh of relief that she didn't live in the town proper, or that her stubborn pride hadn't caused the worst case of food poisoning in town history anymore.Sunset - Chapter 3: Moonrise4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Applejack trotted down the cobbled streets of town alone that day, still a little early to be selling apples to the townsfolk. It wouldn't be long until the first batch of ripe apples would be ready for delivery though. With that thought in mind, the orange earth pony picked up her pace, imagining all her precious apple trees dead. The sombre idea motivated the farmer to press forward and swallow her stubborn
Goodbye Why do memoriesGoodbye 7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Slide down my face
In the form
Why didn't I
Have more time
To trip me
When I walk by?
The first thing I hear
When I wake up?
Off my plate?
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 3The clock seem to tick very slowly in the quiet bedroom. Mort risked one glanceconfirming it was almost time for the sunrisebefore returning his focus towards the spell book in front of him. He read the instructions for the illusion spell over and over again, mentally going over each step. The Candy Mountain game board was laid out next to the bed, its cards scattered on both sides, filled with descriptions that were both saccharine and lurid, written by a bored princess and an indifferent pony shade a thousand years ago. He briefly looked over the top of the book, seeing Luna looking at him with eyes that were patient, eager and drowsy.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The two of them had been going over the same spell nearly all night, having to break the sessions up with little breaks to get his mind off magic for a moment to focus on other things, such as simple manners and how to act while tangible. Mort had never been with more than two ponies at a time, much less while keeping his real nature
Friendship is Magic: a ReviewNostalgia can be a funny thing it's the sort of emotional impulse that makes a man do crazy things. Things like purchasing the "Sonic Underground" box-set, simply because I enjoyed it as a kid. But there's something inherently disappointing about nostalgia; the realisation that these experiences often remain a part of our childhood for a reason. Watching "Sonic Underground" as a 19-year old is a very different experience to watching it as a youngster on Saturday mornings. The once beloved show now appears to me as a train-wreck of embarrassing musical montages, repetitive pacing and rather dated animation. Getting old is no fun when it brings out the critic within.Friendship is Magic: a Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Thankfully, I have re-ignited that joyous spark of infancy after watching "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"; a show that for me is not mired by any form of nostalgic bias. After all, prior to "Friendship is Magic" I'd never even considered watching anything related to the My Little Pony franchise. Having watched s