TreeLet me climb your baseTree3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and sit in your arms.
I'll listen to the lullaby
whispering through the leaves
as I'm gently rocked to daydreams.
Oath of The New Lunar RepublicOath of The New Lunar Republic2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I pledge my loyalty to the New Lunar Republic
To hold my Lunar honor high
To fight in good or bad
To live in allegiance with Luna and the Eclipse
I'll die for our rights in war
I live to give a free today and a brighter tomorrow
Welcome HomeWelcome Home3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
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[Click here for the accompanying song]
Bathing in prismatic light
Awaking free at last
Able to move on my own, I'm back in control
Only blurred memories left
Glimpses of the past
In my dreams I still walk the surface of Moon
I saw my home
From where I stood
What once was my home
From my thousand-year room
Isolated on the Moon
Locked within the abyss of time
A voice echoed in my mind
A shadow reflecting life
Resentful thoughts enslaved my soul, my heart
How did it wish to break free
Torment the world once seen
How did I wish it to leave my soul, my heart
Long years alone
Friendless and cold
Alone with my thoughts
One tormenting soul
While my spirit roamed the Moon
Locked within the abyss of time
So warm it feels to walk on earth
So much it heals to see living world
So much it calms to meet loved ones
Cry for Eternity - Chapter 2Cry for Eternity - Chapter 22 years ago in Drama More Like This
Five seconds? Five minutes? Five millennia?
It didn't matter. There was no past, no future. Only the flames.
Oh, there was the light too! A light that came from everywhere! But mostly there was the flames.
Twisting, flickering, burning at her very soul. The pain was immeasurable, but it had always existed, as far back as she could remember, and she could remember a long time.
Or maybe she could... It was somewhat hard to measure time when there was nothing for her to measure it against. There was only the flames, eating away at her, yet never making her any smaller. Forever burning, the fire was all that existed.
Her body was... Wait, did she even have a body? Maybe she did at some point. At least she thought she did. Maybe she did. She hoped it was a nice body, one with a soft mane and maybe some nice friends to go along with it. Oh! And a name! She remembered that she had had a name at one point. It was a pretty name too. She had liked her name! She wished she
SparkmuzzleSparkmuzzle2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The shadowy alicorn landed in front of the steaming cave by the base of the volcano. Her wings folded against her side as she trotted closer, being careful not to slip on the mud and slick stones beneath her hooves. The air was filled with the stink of sulphur and the bubbling sound of pools of mud as they boiled in the oppressively hot and humid air. Taking as deep a breath as she dared of the stinking miasma she was surrounded by, she shouted into the cave as loudly as her prodigious voice would allow.
"Come forth Ille Qui Gubernat Monte Ignis- 'He Who Governs The Mountain's Fire!' I would speak with thee!"
She couldn't help but feel slightly proud that she was able to do this with breaking into a fit of coughing, considering the quality of the air. Of course no sooner had she thought this then a small cough escaped her lips. She sighed and shook her head ruefully, gently clearing her throat.
To all the Lunar RepublicansYou Lunar Republicans make me sick, do you really think that the NLR is the good side? You all have done nothing, but make Celestia look bad by insulting her, calling her a Tyrant and making up lies about her. Tell me something, do you really think Celestia is a Tyrant? What made you think that Princess Celestia is a Tyrant? What has Celestia ever done to you? What has Celestia ever done to cause this act of Rebellion? I want you to think about what you say about her because it is not the truth. You have no proof that Princess Celestia is a bad pony and a Tyrant. Princess Celestia cares about everypony even Luna, when Twilight and her friends freed Luna from her evil self, she was reunited with her sister and has ruled Equestria with her sister once again. Why do you think you are fighting for the throne, when Princess Luna was forgiven for her actions and has been ruling the Night and Equestria the whole time? Making up lies and insulting Princess Celestia is not a sign of Freedom, yoTo all the Lunar Republicans2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Miss Princess: An MLP:FIM Short Story"Could you tell me a story, Miss Princess?"Miss Princess: An MLP:FIM Short Story2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Celestia blinked, looking back at the young purple filly standing in the doorway.
"Twilight! What are you doing out of bed?" Celestia asked, gazing at the small unicorn with a frown.
A grey royal guard gave a small cough, and motioned to the filly. "She said that she could not fall asleep, Your Highness. She would like you to tell her a 'bedtime story.'"
The small unicorn smiled, her eyes sparkling. "PLEEEAAAAASE Miss Princess? My Mommy always tells me stories before bedtime. She says it helps me to have good dreams."
Celestia stared at the young filly, whose coat suddenly changed into a purplish-blue, and mane to a light cyan. She sprouted tiny wings, and donned royal jewelry.
"Tia, could you consider telling me a tale tonight?" the Alicorn asked, her sweet smile seeming to warm the room.
"Sister, I am frightfully busy at the moment..." a white Alicorn sporting a pink mane sighed, using her magic to levitate a small purple quill and importan
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#107) So this isn't very easy for me to just come out and say to some guy I've never really talked to, but based on some of the answers I've read from you, you seem to know your stuff. You see, I have this really big problem right now. I seem to have a strange attraction--no, addiction, to Rainbow Dash. It's not a sexual attraction, it's a love attraction. The funny thing is I don't even like her personality. Well, at least in the show. The fan-fic versions of her are probably what tipped me towards her. But anyways, what I need is for some way, any way to get her out of my mind or something. I don't want to hate her, I just want to not be attracted to her. If you could help me in any way, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks much!
Answer: It's interesting that you make the point that your attraction isn't sexual, but is, instead, more platonic in nature. Having strong feelings for a TV character isn't as unusual as it sounds; a lot of people have crushes on charact
As The Night Blooms - Chapter 1As The Night Blooms - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Canterlot's silent, evening streets were not graced by the moon's rays, as a thick veil of storm clouds blocked it from view. The calm before the storm was chilling, the entire world holding its breath in anticipation of the first drop of rain.
And when it fell, it came in torrents, crashing over rooftops and spilling into overflowing gutters. A streak of lightning illuminated the entirety of the peaceful capital, the violent rumble of thunder following quickly on its heels.
However, the solitary pony ensconced within the Canterlot Palace archives paid no mind to the storm outside. She'd come to the archives on a mission; a mission of which nopony was to know. If news of this got out, all her careful planning would be for naught.
Her only company came in the form of a single candle, wax dripping slowly into the smooth, brass holder beneath it as time wore on. A pile of books lay sprawled in front of her. Each carelessly tossed aside when it was deemed unimportant to her.
"It must be am
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #70, 71, 72!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #70, 71, 72!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#70) My friends have recently been dropping the show ["Friendship is Magic] and I feel kind of left out. Also, my boyfriend is a non-Brony and completely detests the show. I fear telling him that I like the show purely because he is unpredictable. I want to stay with him but I fear losing him.
Answer: First of all, let's approach the issue with your boyfriend. If he doesn't like the show that's fair enough, but he has no right to govern the kind of entertainment that you watch, and neither should you fear telling him such a trivial thing. Strong relationships are built on acceptance and mutual respect; he doesn't have to like the show, but he shouldn't be in any position to make you feel bad for being into it. You can have different interests to the person you're in a relationship with (in some cases those different interests can strengthen a relationship and broaden your own interests) and you should feel comfortable enough with this person to share the fact that you lik
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #52, 53, 54!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #52, 53, 54!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#52) Why do bronies feel the need to create so many gay shippings? It's weird.
Answer: Bronies make lesbian shippings because the bulk of the cast of "Friendship is Magic" are female, and bronies like to pair characters up. The idea is in itself nothing new, but ponies do seem to take things to the next level.
"I'm an Apple-Dash fan!" one person cries.
"That sucks," says another. "Pinkie-Shy is best shipping!"
On the one hand it's relatively harmless if people are just pairing the characters up for shits and giggles. When it gets porn-y you have to wonder why people are so obsessed with making these ponies fuck each other. It's a given that people will ship characters, but that doesn't make it any more necessary or purposeful. I'll never forget one hilarious instance where a brony made a comment on a person's DA page who was a big supporter of Soarin and Rainbow Dash shipping. They said that their shipping idea was 'shit'. Curious, I checked out the attacker's page
Lament of a princessThe sky was bright orange. The sun had been setting for the past few minutes now and it's fading light was creating a spectacular scene. A grassy hill, in the middle of a beautiful flower-filled field. Atop the hill, a single oak tree, probably a hundred years old.Lament of a princess2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But it was next to the tree where the truly important sight was. It was a stone. Old and worn, with etchings on one side. As the sun's light began to dim, a figure approached the stone. An alicorn, with dark blue fur and a mane that contained the very night sky.
She approached the stone and gently sat down. Her gaze never left the etchings, which had been partly obscured by moss and ivy. Carefully, making sure not to damage thje stone, she used her hoof to brush the plants away, revealing the markings more clearly. As she looked upon them, her expression, which until then had been fairly stoic, eventually began to morph into one of pain. Her eyes shut tightly as they began to well up.
But she would not she a t
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#79) As a woman should I be worried that the people that run our fandom are guys primarily (example: Equestria Daily)? I must say I was a bit offended when I saw sexualized ponies getting featured.
Answer: This is a fantastic question, because it's so multi-faceted and it raises genuine points about larger issues that exist in society. Despite feminism and suffrage, and policies that increasingly purport to grant women greater levels of equality, women are still marginalized in a lot of circumstances.
It's fair to say that Equestria Daily is a male-run website. You have the occasional female admin (Phoe springs to mind) but naturally, Sethisto is the dominating force of the website, and, I imagine, the one with the power to accept and veto the overall decisions that Equestria Daily makes. A simple glance over the site suggests that it's run by men, for men: you can quite frequently see images of ponies in 'sexualised' poses, and on more than one occasion they've linked t
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#73) My best bro and I have been bronies for a while now. I would never bring up being a brony on purpose to anyone who didn't know. But now we're doing a project in Literature class, and my friend is doing his on how he became a brony. I don't think it's a good idea. In fact, I find it embarrassing. What should I do?
Answer: This is something that seems to happen reasonably often people become big fans of "Friendship is Magic", and then fancy teaching the world to sing by shedding light on it in a class. And while you could argue that older individuals liking the show is an interesting point of observation, it's not particularly academic (not in terms of literature, at least) and so a presentation on it doesn't seem appropriate in general for that type of class.
It might be because I'm in the UK, but I know for a fact that if I presented on MLP in one of my university seminars I wouldn't be taken seriously by the teacher or the students. We tend to do
Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 4The world felt like it had exploded around her. Suddenly, needles of ice punctured her lungs. The metallic taste of blood tinged her lips and for some reason she was burning alive. In the distance she could hear sirens wailing and terse, anxious voices barking out orders and choppy directions. None of them made any sense and she was being eaten from the inside out with fear. Scootaloo struggled to even remember what had happened that had led to this, but her thoughts were sluggish and she couldn't seem to collect them.Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Only once the world came to a shuddering halt did she realize that she was in an ambulance. Before she could invest in the thought, she felt herself slip from consciousness and she was plunged into complete darkness. It didn't last long - or it didn't seem to. What felt like seconds later she opened her eyes and tried to sit up with a start. Her entire body was convulsing and trembling, but she could feel her heartbeat raging away within her frail chest.
A strong set of
How It Works: Chapter 5How It Works: Chapter 53 years ago in Drama More Like This
Traveling for a pony takes a lot longer on hoof than in a machine. This was the number one lesson Flim learned as he made his way back to Ponyville. It had taken him three times as long to travel the same distance he had traveled in the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000.
Flim noticed the small town of Ponyville coming into view. Jumping behind a bush, in a way that only a childish yet fully grown stallion can. After staying the night in a small and eccentric village, Flim came across a joke shop. Just the thing he needed.
Flim had played a prank on his brother a couple years back, which had involved coat dye and a lot of screaming. Coat die would keep him perfectly disguised in Ponyville, as they would most likely run him out at first glance.
Now behind a bush, Flim replaced his usually cream colored coat with a bright blue. It was perfect, no one would recognize him now! It was the perfect plan. Flim returned to the path a continued on his way to Ponyville, completely unaware of the blu
The Moon Rises Chapter 1The Moon RisesThe Moon Rises Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Now the hour has come at last
The soft and fading light
Has crossed the west horizon
And has bidden us goodnight
-The Moon Rises
Air colored a lavender-blue, the smallest rays of light peaked over the horizon to shine towards the sprawling lands that lay over that horizon. These were the most petite of beams however, not enough to bring true light to those who it passed over but enough to signal the dawn of day. It was these lights that lightened the sky to the shade of the only one viewing them with great wonder, a being with the body of a pony, the wings of a pegasus and the horn of a unicorn while she was none of these things. If she were to take flight she could easily
Kindness is an ArkKindness is an Ark3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Prince Blueblood rolled his eyes as his stylist took care of brushing his mane. "If it takes you any longer I might just have my mane begin to fall out."
"I'm sorry, sir"
Prince cleared his throat.
"I meanI'm sorry, my lord," his stylist said. She was a coral colored unicorn with magenta mane. Prince Blueblood sat before his golden vanity, yawning while brushes and combs coerced his luxurious locks into firm order.
The royal unicorn considered his cheekbones, worried they weren't white enough. "Tonight is too important a night not to look my best, Reef," he said before with his magic he began to powder himself.
Reef said, "A visitation from Princess Cadence is quite the occasion."
The court unicorn nickered. "Princess Cadence can visit the moon for all I care."
RotG: Black Friday Ch1Rise of the Guardians: Black FridayRotG: Black Friday Ch12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1: Jack Frost, the Spirit of winter
“Snow Day!” cried Jack Frost, the spirit of winter.
It had been a year since the Guardians had defeated Pitch. Kids started to believe in Jack, granting him a status of an official Guardian. Jack disliked rules and laws so he still had his mischievous ways. He did not have a particular handbook, he just visited countries that he thought would like have a snow day or a blizzard to come visit them; however, whenever he tried to make it snow in Asia, the snow would just melt and become rain, but he didn’t mind.
Jack Frost thought it was a great day, such a good day, he thought that Jamie would like to have the day off from school. Last night, he had made it snow hard, making sure the snow would rise more than two inches, freezing the streets so the school bus couldn’t steer properly, and freezing the doorknobs of the school doors to avoid anyone opening them anyt
Overthinking MLP:FIM S2E26Overthinking MLP:FIM S2E263 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
"A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2"
An Overthought Review of MLP:FIM Season 2, Episode 26.
Note 1: This episode is packed with opinions and spoilers. If you don't want to hear the spoilers, come back after the episode. If you don't want opinions, why are you reading a review?
Note 2: Because the youtube video I'm using to rewatch the episode combined the two episodes into one big one, the timestamps are going to be a bit wonky.
21:25- 23:43: Cave Story
The second half of the story kicks off very mysteriously. Despite the intense revelation that Cadence is totally evil, we have no idea what her plan is or what the heck she just did to Twilight. It's more than a little symbolic that Twilight literally starts the episode in the dark, with barely enough light to see her own hooves let alone figure out where she actually is. Her little panic at the start of the scene pretty much perfectly sums up her feelings. But
Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!"Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!"Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The two words that bronies fear above all,
Making them a target for hunting's sake.
One after another they drop and fall,
Leaving a trail of brony-tears in their wake.
Then two bronies eager to quote the law,
(Threatening dreams of courthouses and bench)
Start their internet search and declare war,
Quoting vacuous facts from where and whence.
The first, with an authoritative eye,
Spreads leg to his foe by building his wall;
Mantles word from an informed alibi;
Clears throat and offers the following drawl:
"Hasbro, play the fair hand;
A year and a half has gone up in smoke!
I wasn't making a profit; I'm victim to the fact!
Perhaps you don't understand?
"Well, I," quoth the brony, "understand copyright law,
Trademarking and legal-shit, and so I spoke:
That we're not in breach of any sort of contract,
To toy with the product we claim to adore.
"You sour relations by protecting yourself
(As a brony I care only for my state of health)