Allegrezza - Part Twenty-TwoThe short walk to Octavia's rehearsal passed in something akin to an awkward, heated silence. Octavia had made it quite vocally known exactly how difficult it had been to recalibrate her sound system to her usual specification. It was around the moment when Vinyl suggested that her modifications had improved the sound of the system that Octavia almost felt like throwing one of the Ponysonic speakers at her.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Two3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl had left Octavia to it. After eating the pancakes, making something up about a DJ-ing gig, and exiting stage left as rapidly as possible while Octavia was still in one of her moods. At this moment in time the tension was still persisting between them as they trotted down the road, and Vinyl found herself wanting to break the incandescent silence between them.
"So...you fixed it okay?"
"Well, of course I fixed it in the end. What you failed to anticipate is the hour and a half it took to do so. I had to listen to Beethoofen's seventh symphony five times before I could pr
A Friend for Derpy HoovesYour Most Royal Highness Princess Celestia,A Friend for Derpy Hooves4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Greetings and salutations, Your Majesty. I am writing to you on this, the fourth month since my stationing in the small town of Ponyville, with my weekly report. Everything is going along splendidly, as it has been for the past few months, and I am sorry to admit that I do not have any great message of import to transmit to you.
We are rapidly approaching the Winter Wishes Celebration, and we are currently making plans to select a sapling to erect in the front yard and decorate. I am hoping that crafting the ornaments by hoof will help her improve her hoof-eye coordination, especially on a much finer scale than she is used to working with. Her job continues to bring her great satisfaction, and the updates I receive from her superiors are simply sterling.
With best wishes until I write you next,
Your most faithful servant,
A young, tangerine-colored mare pushed the half-open gates aside as she stepped into the enclosed fron
Fell Into the Right Hooves Ch1Fell Into the Right HoovesFell Into the Right Hooves Ch13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Wind?" Dash licked the back of her forehoof before raising it high above her into the air.
"Good! Clouds?" she called to herself. Looking from atop the cloud where she was perched, she noted the empty sky around her.
"Clear! Cheering section?" The blue pegasus sat up, ears alert as if expecting a round of praise. After a few silent seconds, she looked over the edge of her cloud at the ground below. "I said 'cheering section?'"
Rainbow Dash could just barely make out the yellow and pink blur. Fluttershy, sitting peacefully on the grass far below the blue pegasus' cloud, shot up to attention. "Oh, um,... yay!" she replied, though barely above a whisper.
"Ugh..." Dash placed a hoof over her face. She knew the pegasus below her had the heart, but her voice usually hid it behind meek expressions. Nevertheless, her cheering section was ready. "Check."
The two pegasi were just outside of Ponyville, away from its busy st
The MLP Drinking GameTAKE A SHOT:The MLP Drinking Game4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Whenever anypony's hairdo is ruined.
Whenever anypony makes a pony-related pun (FILLY-delphia, NEIGH-sayers).
Whenever anypony refers to "friendship".
Additionally, you must say "Friendship is Magic!" or finish your drink.
Whenever anypony refers to PRINCESS CELESTIA, take a shot in her honor.
Additionally, you must say "Another thousand years!" or finish your drink.
Whenever anypony drinks something, you must also take a drink.
Additionally, you must say "Confound these ponies! They drive me to drink." or finish your drink.
Whenever a unicorn outside the named cast appears on screen.
Additionally, you must say "Unicorn Power!" or finish your drink.
Whenever DERPY appears on screen.
Whenever anypony claps (clops?) their hooves or brohoofs another pony
Whenever APPLEJACK or RAINBOW DASH are forced to wear girlie clothes.
Whenever anypony grabs another's tail.
Whenever FLUTTERSHY says UM.
Whenever FLUTTERSHY squeaks.
Whenever FLUTTERSHY is abused by Angel in some way.
Ponies meet Boy Part 6Ponies meet Boy Part 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ponies meet Boy Part 6
In Hoofington .
In this small village a crowd of ponies had gathered. Every stallion, mare, and foal had gathered around a strange wooden stage that had been set up in the middle of their square. It was large and adorned all over with starts, shapes of planets, comets, and fireworks rockets.
"Fillies and gentlecolts!!" A dramatic voice bellowed. "Feast your eyes at the triumphant return of THE GREAT AND POWERFULL TRIXIE!" As the unicorn made her extravagant entrance onto the stage all sorts of fireworks and special effects went off in a grand display of lights and color. Rockets were zooming, sparks were flying everywhere. Truly a showpony's display. The unicorn had a blue coat and a light blue mane with streams of white. She continued her dramtic entrance saying, "Watch in AWE as I "
"Oh no not YOU again!" A grey stallion in the audience shouted.
"How DARE you interrupt the great and POWERFUL Trixie's entrance!" T
Trials and Tribulations Part 1Fluttershy was coming back from her anesthesia induced sleep and groaned softly, "Applejack." Slowly opening her eyes she smiled at the sight of Rainbow Dash asleep on a nearby chair. 'She's still here. How long has she been sleeping?' She looked around her room and noticed that it was dark out.Trials and Tribulations Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She tried to move but found her left foreleg strapped to the bed.
"For your protection and to keep you from leaving early," a familiar voice spoke.
"How long have I been asleep?"
Detective Smoke was sitting to Fluttershy's left and moved closer, "You have been drifting in and out of consciousness for the past two days. The blood loss resulted in a weakened immune system and as a result there was a minor infection. The doctors provided antibiotics and stabilized you." He leaned forward, "you are hereby under arrest for the murder of Grey Ring. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the
Spark Chapter 4Chapter 4Spark Chapter 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After the Princess left, Twilight was determined to get to studying. She wasn't too clear on how she was going to go about retrieving her books - maybe another teleport was in order. Twilight was just getting ready when a knock on the door interrupted her concentration. She groaned, knowing she had to answer it before Luna was disturbed.
"Wha- Oh, Spike!" Twilight was surprised to find her assistant crossly tapping his foot outside the door. He came in without her invitation.
"Where were you, Twi?" he asked, clearly indignant. "You were gone for hours! Do you know how hard it is to keep a straight face when you're lying to the Princess of Equestria?"
"One of." Twilight corrected. "And sadly, yes. I'm sorry Spike." gears turned in her head. She couldn't have spent more than an hour and a half searching for books, probably less. Yet Spike was right - it was already well into the afternoon, several hours having passed from when she began her venture. Twilight wondered just what
Luna the Matchmaker Chap. 6BLuna the Matchmaker Chap. 6B3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Luna the Matchmaker
Chapter 6B "Shadows of Things to Come."
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro.
After eleven long months, the blessed event had arrived; Twilight Sparkle was in labor. A commanding voice rang out through the library. "Crusaders, attend me." Princess Luna commanded regally. The three fillies in question galloped into the royal couples bedroom and quickly came to attention. Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo felt very grown up since Princess Luna had them appointed as her official royal attendants for the summer while they weren't in school. The girls were slightly taller now and wore their Cutie Mark Crusader capes as bandanas. Around each of their necks was a silver necklace with a purple stone emblazoned with Luna's crescent moon, a badge of their royal appointment.
"You have a
My Little Dashie: A MomentUPDATE: NOW POSTED ON MY FIMFICTION ACCOUNT AS WELL! LINK: My FIMFiction PageMy Little Dashie: A Moment3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Finally, it's done and ready! This is a fanfiction called "A Moment". It is a sequel to the fic "My Little Dashie" by ROBCakeran53. This won't make sense unless you've read that, so head on over to his profile and read it (I put a link in the description). Also, in the description I put a link to the picture that gave me inspiration for the final scene (and, to a degree, the entire story). When they gather for cookies and cocoa, have that image ready to augment my descriptions (I can only describe clothes so well; I'm not a pro, you know!).
Okay, so here's the deal. I feel this story would be a tad long to post here in its entirety (or, at least, it would make getting to the comments SUCK), so I have instead taken the liberty to provide a link to it in the description
Spark Chapter 7Chapter 7Spark Chapter 74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Twilight, you look so worried." Celestia said, eyes on Twilight. The young magician swallowed, trying to keep a straight face. Celestia's eyes narrowed.
"Tell me what troubles you, my little pony."
The words lurched from Twilight's mouth. "We found Luna's diary!" her eyes widened.
"Sister." Celestia called. "Come out now. It's time to let in the light." Twilight looked over her shoulder. She noticed a flash of green light under the door. It creaked open.
"Luna, no!" Twilight told her.
"I must, Twilight. We shall stand strong together." Luna stepped out of the door.
Meanwhile, in the Ponyville Library, a piece of paper came from nowhere and floated gingerly down onto the face of a pegasus sleeping on the library floor. The pegasus, still asleep, tried to blow the paper off of her.
Shall you now?" Celestia asked. She turned to Twilight. "It's time to sleep, my little pony."
Twilight stumbled. "Twilight!" Luna called her name, but it sounded so distant. Her eyelids grew
Spark Chapter 5Chapter 5Spark Chapter 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Luna was holding up well on the walk to the library, though Twilight could read the strain on her face. She didn't really know how to behave. what was expected of her? What should she do? Should she treat Luna like a fillyfriend? That didn't even answer any questions, given that Twilight had the dating experience of a particularly socially inept rock.
"Twilight? What's going through your mind?" Luna asked. Twilight realized she had been staring.
"Ah, uh...I'm sorry. I'm just nervous. I don't know what to do, I mean, about...us?" the term seemed so foreign, so odd to apply. Luna both blushed and smiled, equal parts embarrassed and elated. At least Twilight knew she wasn't alone.
"You needn't worry. All you've done, and still you want to do more." she leaned over as they walked and nuzzled the side of Twilight's neck, playing with her mane. Twilight nickered, ticklish.
"There is generosity, but there is sacrifice. For my sake, please, do not go too far."
Spark Chapter 2Chapter 2Spark Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Good evening." Luna greeted Twilight as the young unicorn stepped onto the same balcony as the princess. It had been just beyond their rooms, facing slightly off of south, giving a few of the city below. Canterlot had not fallen asleep yet; carts traveled to their final destinations of the day, couples went about for dinner, shopkeeps began to close up for home. Twilight bowed her head in greetings as she stepped out.
"Celly dotes on me so, it's a little embarrassing." Luna looked past Twilight to the two guards nearby. Twilight gave a nervous smile. She wondered - was this Celestia trying to protect her younger sister, or protect others from her little sister?
"How are you feeling?" she asked to shift the conversation. So far, Luna, while soft-spoken, didn't seem so poorly. Her opinion shifted slightly when Luna hung her head and let out a long sigh.
"So tired. And the night hasn't even begun. Once upon a time I relished this time of day, if only because I knew at least for
The Clinic: Chapter OneCaramel trotted down the hallway at a tentative pace. His paper overalls fluttered despite the lack of any breeze, the flapping of white material against the perfectly sterile white flooring was completely lost on his retinas. This was his second visit to The Clinic now; everything had the most pristine sheen, and he imagined such cleanliness was only possible with magic.The Clinic: Chapter One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The door at the end of the hallway opened, Dr Lambent casually beckoned him in, patting him on the back and walking down the consecutive hallway beside him. He greeted Caramel, a subtle southern drawl evident on his otherwise crystal-like voice.
"Well, it's good to see you considered our proposition enough to come back, Caramel. I'm glad you're keeping all options open."
"I...uhh...thanks. I'm still on the fence with it all, but I want to consider."
The doctor nodded, an understanding gathered from replaying the exact scene he was experiencing with a hundred other patients.
"Well, I can give you the run down again. It
Luna the Matchmaker Chap. 9Luna the Matchmaker Chap. 93 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Luna the Matchmaker
Chapter 9 "Not All Tears Are Sad."
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro
Luna pulled the crying Sweetie Belle towards her. "It's okay dear. You must be careful, the shell of gems and magic are the only things keeping Spike alive right now. Should it break, we might loose him."
"I don't understand, what's going on Rainbow Dash? Why are you two here?" Twilight asked.
"I'm here to knock the stuffing out of that dragon as soon he gets out of there." She said.
"Has everypony gone crazy, what is going on?" Twilight demanded.
"Last night, Spike told Rainbow Dash that there was an emergency and that you needed him here." Sweetie B
Spark Chapter 3Chapter 3Spark Chapter 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One very illuminating lesson on abacus use and maintenance and several hours of peaceful study later, Twilight and Luna left the library. Twilight could still hardly believe it as Luna had challenged to beat her with a calculator - and then won hoofs down. All with the help of beads and her own mental faculties she had computed things Twilight had wanted to write down before even getting to the calculator. For the first time in a very, very long time Twilight felt, well, stupid. She often felt foalish, out of place or embarrassed. She had never been made to feel stupid.
Luna had meant only to show off a little though, and Twilight held nothing against her. The younger princess had little enough to be proud of as it was. And that little display had helped the Princess make several insights to current tax regulations. Twilight was honored that the Princess had turned to her several times through the night, using her to clarify what the books could not. And she had gotten her ow
Luna the Matchmaker Chap. 4Luna the Matchmaker Chap. 43 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Luna the Matchmaker
Chapter 4 "Nightmares and Broken Wings"
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro.
You are the light in my darkness,
You are my strength when I am weak.
You see my value though I feel worthless,
You make me feel special and unique.
Please don't cry,
Don't shed a tear and don't ask why.
Even though I no longer have my wings,
As long as you are with me,
My heart will let me fly.
Luna woke bit by bit, her head resting against the pillow of the bed she lay in. Feeling the stiffness in her back, she lazily stretched. An intense pain ran through her body bringing her fully awake. Everything hurt. The only thing that seemed to dull the pain was the scent of the mare she cared so much about. Carefully looking around, she found herself in a hospital bed with one of Twilight's pillows beneath her head. The space was cold and sterile. The room had
My little Dashie: Reader's CutIt was three days after her sonic rainboom. I had kept her inside during those days, I wanted to be extra safe no one noticed her, even if it was unlikely someone would ever wander anywhere near this block. But I wasn't taking any chances for Dashie. Plus, we entertained ourselves with the celebrations, and the explanations.My little Dashie: Reader's Cut3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Now here we were, at the usual park, on a cloudy day, with Dashie flying softly by my side, sporting her brand-new cloud-and-rainbow-thunder-bolt cutie mark. I was so proud.
She spoke first when we arrived there, "Hey! I noticed something when I went so high in the sky last time, can I go up there again? Please?"
I gave her a questioning look. What could she possibly have to do up there? She seemed resolute enough in her desire though.
"Well, okay, but please let's not make a habit out of..."
"Okay." And she was off, leaving just a rainbow blur behind.
I followed her contrail with my gaze. She was going straight up, higher and higher... until she disappeared
Everfree Chapter 3Everfree Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I stared at her for a long moment, taking in this revelation. Luna seemed to sense the turmoil within me, she opened her mouth to speak but then stopped herself. I simply looked at her, I felt blank, expressionless and empty. "Princess Luna, I understand that you are trying to help me move on by telling me my past, but for the moment I would like you to give me some time alone please." She began to speak again but just as before had no words. Silently she noddeed and left me alone with my thoughts.
I now looked around and took full stock of my surroundings. The room I was in was circular and made of grey stone bricks, masonry that was deceptively simple. there were two floors though I have no idea about the second floor as i never exlored it. There was a hole in the ceiling through which I could see the blue skies outside. Alcoves were set into the walls of the room, each depicting a different stone figure. One of a pony bearing a spear while standing on her hind legs, another carry
How Lyra met Bon-BonHow Lyra met Bon-Bon starring Applejack and the Cutie Mark CrusadersHow Lyra met Bon-Bon4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"C'mon sis!" begged Applebloom, turning to Applejack with her biggest, most glistening doe-eyed look. "Ya promised that if we behaved well all mornin' that ya'd tell me and the rest of the Crusaders a story!" Beside her, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle both nodded in agreement.
Applejack sighed. "How kin anypony say no to a trio of young'uns as cute as you three?" She looked out the window of the homestead at the wild storm that the Pegasus ponies had brought to Ponyville. "And seein' how it's so stormy out an' all, it seems like a fine way ta pass the time. Now what kinda story should I tell y'all?" She brought a hoof to her chin in thought. "Oh! Ah know! How's about a story about cuties marks, you bein' the Cutie Mark Crusaders an' all."
"Sounds boooring," complained Scootaloo. Applebloom glowered at her.
"Cutie marks ain't never borin'," she said in a huff, "Go ahead with yer story sis!"
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-ThreeOctavia set the case on the stage, deftly flicking open the clips and unveiling the instrument within. The whole situation was much calmer now, especially in contrast to her ragged nerves that night. Zimmer knew her skill and prowess, she had nothing to prove this time. Instead, she simply had to learn the notes required for her.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Three3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Learning was something that came relatively naturally to Octavia. Truly, any musician worth their salt-lick was also a fast learner. Decoding notes, rhythm and timbre at a speed ponies of other professions found difficult to match. Octavia's own specialty was more the art of learning and understanding a piece. Looking beyond the notes and timing to the emotion behind it, mimicking the composer's emotion and intent with each saw of her bow. If she were to try, she could most likely learn any instrument she wished to. It was simply a matter of preference and habit that she stayed loyal to her cello after all these years.
It was a gift from her father, no less. A
Dreaming of YouLate at night when all the world is sleepingDreaming of You3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I stay up and think of you
And I wish on a star
That you're thinking of me too
Twilight lay awake in her bed, staring at the ceiling. Her clock read 3:00 AM, but sleep still evaded her. A mysterious longing kept her mind from any peace, especially when she ran her arm across the side of her bed, which was empty. She recognized the longing as loneliness, but didn't know why it haunted her.
Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight
Till tomorrow I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room, dreaming about you and me
Twilight sat up. She did know what, or more precise whom, she was lonely for. She had five good friends and Spike, but what she really longed for was a man, someone to love and to be loved by. And she knew what man she had in mind: Big Macintosh, AJ's older brother. Ever since she first saw him when sh
Spark Chapter 6Chapter 6Spark Chapter 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight skimmed through the diary. Luna had fallen asleep; willing oneself strong only went so far, especially when sick, and she needed to be ready to guide the moon down. She lay at Twilight's feet, a book as a pillow. A voice in Twilight's head had been telling her to just lay down beside her, keep her warm....Twilight had never been smitten before, and surprised herself constantly with the thoughts that ran through her head. But she turned it all into fuel for her study. To figure out what was making Luna sick. Something told her to keep going through the diary. At some point, she had decided, she was going to have to introduce Luna and Rarity to each other for real, given the Princess's professed love of gems (how would the night sky look in rubies, not diamonds, she asked her diary at one point) and pretty things in general. It was also uncanny at times reading about Luna trying to study or practice magic (studying being much more hands on when you were inventing liter
Health and Love part 1Health and Love part 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
A dramatic love story starring Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy
The day had begun like any other before it for Fluttershy. That is until she got a wonderful surprise visit from a certain special somepony.
Her rooster Filibuster had made it his mission that Fluttershy would greet the day as per usual along with the rising sun. After rubbing the waning memories of her dreams from her eyes she drifted down to her kitchen to start simmering a pot of alfalfa soup. As she carefully added the savory and basil into the pot she realized she decided to try something a little more bold that morning; so she indulged herself with a single sprinkle of nutmeg for a bit of extra spike.
Fluttershy turned the burner to low so it could simmer while she tended to her pet chickens in the yard. By the time she reached the coup with the feedbag resting on her back Filibuster was already strutting about the pen. He seemed to be putting on a show for