How It Works: Chapter 10How It Works: Chapter 103 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 10: Collapse
Fluttershy slept peacefully, her animals dozed around her. The moon had just lowered beneath the horizon as the night entered into the early hours of morning. Above the mare's head a puff of green glowing smoke formed, swirling around an object as it slowly solidified. The smoke disappeared and the object at the center of it became subject to gravity once more, and fell with a clunk on Fluttershy's head.
With a yelp Fluttershy sat up, throwing the object onto her lap. "Oww," she whispered probing the growing lump with a hoof and wincing. Her gaze then fell to the item in her lap, a purple gem shining in the starlight. Eyes widening Fluttershy lifted the gem in her forehoof, "The sign."
"Well that's it for Coltshester, one last stop on the route," said Flam closing down the stand they had set up.
"Mmm," replied Flim in his half-hearted tone.
Flam frowned; Flim hadn't been the same since their little adventure. He lacked energy and spirit that had once
Your Faithful StudentYour Faithful Student3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dear Princess Celestia,
I don't suppose I'll be writing you any more letters after this. Over the years I've said all there is to say about anything worth saying, and saying it again would be useless. Has it really been fifty years since you sent me to Ponyville? It seems like just yesterday I was meeting my friends for the first time, and we were battling with the Elements of Harmony to stop Nightmare Moon. Ah, those were the days. It's been years now since I've had the strength to go on those kinds of adventures. These days I need Spike to help me get up and down the stairs. I'm not as young as I once was.
I'm really writing this to make sure I haven't forgotten to say anything to you in my past letters. I'm very sorry I haven't been sending them as frequently, but I feel like I've already done all there is to do. I know there's always more to learn, but I can't always get out there and learn it. Most of the things I learn now come from books alone. Of course I still see my friend
Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 1 "Um, can I take the blindfold off now?" Fluttershy was being led down a hall and had no idea where it would lead.Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Not yet," a cheerful voice said stifling laughter. Pinkie's voice did comfort the shy pony even if she sounded slightly off.
It was not long before Fluttershy heard a door open, and she was led inside. She heard giggling and asked, "Who's there?"
"Shh," Pinkie said, "We're almost there."
Fluttershy was stopped and the blindfold was removed.
A collective voice shouted, "Surprise!"
Fluttershy opened her eyes and her joy was quickly replaced with confusion. The room was sloppily decorated. In fact, the room was her home, and it was trashed. There was a large banner that read, "Happy Loser
How It Works: Chapter 15How It Works: Chapter 153 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 15: Never Hit a Lady
Twilight walked the last few yards to her home, shivering at the cold wind that ruffled her mane. She opened the front door and walked into the familiar warmth. The room was dark and quiet, only the light of her magic cutting through the black.
A wheezing squeak from beneath her hoof caught her attention as she crossed the room. "What?" she asked herself out loud. She lit a nearby candle and found that she had stepped on a rubber chicken.
Looking through the dim gloom Twilight could make out the forms of five sleeping ponies. Smiling, she picked her way up the stairs to her bed where Spike was sitting.
"What are you doing up?" she asked climbing onto the bed.
"Waiting for you to get back," he replied. He paused, "What happened?"
"We talked. Not much else and then he left, said that if I ever needed him to let him know." Twilight stared at the blanket as she spoke. "I fell asleep and woke up a little bit ago. I think his brother was looking for him, that is
Allegrezza - Part TwentySunlight finally drifted through the window, it smote the dust that curled and flurried in the new morning breeze, like the blizzards seen in a snowglobe. It crawled its way across the floor as time rolled on, finally alighting upon a pair of ponies asleep on the sofa, and in one-another's embrace.Allegrezza - Part Twenty3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sun was what raised Octavia from her uncharacteristically late slumber. She shifted herself slightly as she woke, reworking muscles that had lain comfortably unused for the night. Her eyelids flickered open to see the pillow of electric-blue hair she had fallen asleep on that night. The night before came rushing back, Octavia's cheeks lighting up as she recalled some of the events that had...occurred last night. It had perhaps gotten a little bit out of hoof, the worrying part being there was no haze of alcohol to blame this time.
She toyed with Vinyl's mane as she shifted slightly into a more comfortable position again behind her. Octavia found herself re-wrapping her forelegs around Vi
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
Stargazing If she had known how far this was going to go, Rarity thought, she'd have let the poor dear down a long time ago. Now however, it was too late. Spike had somehow gathered up the courage enough to finally ask her on a date; and after he'd spent the longest time stressing and dreading her response: she had said yes. It was not in the least bit ladylike to go back on a proposal like this one. She would have to go on the date with him and Celestia knows how that would go! What if Spike started telling people about it? What if he started telling everypony she liked him? She had simply not thought of these things in the heat of the moment. She had hardly any time to think about anything at all!Stargazing4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Spike had stopped by only minutes earlier and brought her a bouquet of simply beautiful roses he'd bought from Major, the flower shop owner. He had spoken to Rarity in such a sweet and gentle voice; trying his ha
Typical Brony Leaving the FandomI'm leaving the pony fandom;Typical Brony Leaving the Fandom2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm done with all the gossiping and the bitching,
The back-stabbing and the gender-switching
Between people who pretend they're something
They're not. 
I'm getting out of the fandom;
I'm sick of its porn and its gore,
Its darker side and its desire for more
To join the herd of egotistical pricks
Like them. 
I'm tired of this fandom;
I'm bored by endless proverbs and morals,
By the puffed-up glands of internet quarrels
Of who loves and tolerates in greater amounts
And wins. 
I've had it with this fandom;
I'm hateful towards drama and exaggeration,
Towards those who react to every situation
That comes about and fucks with their next
Great idea. 
I've given up with this fandom;
I'm leaving DeviantArt and deactivating my account,
Leaving behind my reputation and getting out
Of this mess of a culture of childish
Well, I'm still in this fandom;
I decided to give it another shot,
Because without the bitching and the clop
f and v chapter 6Chapter 6 Highway fightf and v chapter 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just outside the Badlands was a big rest stop. It had everything: a bar, minimarket, restaurant, garage, etc... You may have thought it was overdone. But people who come through the Badlands often knew they needed to stop there. No one wanted to have their car break down between a bunch of guns and rocket launchers. This is where Sniper took stops often. He had rented a truck to transport the rocket parts. They found an old semi-trailer at Teufort, so he only had to rent the truck itself. He bought a few things for the ponies; a hairbrush being one of the items, because Rarity asked him buy one for her she asked for it all the time. An unfriendly looking guy had seen Sniper buy this stuff.
"Hey! Liking girly stuff?" he asked with a devilish smirk on his face.
Sniper ignored him as he paid the cashier.
"Are you hearing me, sissy?"
The guy grabbed a book sniper had just bought took a look at it.
"An Encyclopedia of modern arms? You don't need to learn about
Dear Derpy HoovesDear Derpy Hooves,Dear Derpy Hooves3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When you first appeared on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you were but an animation error who was on-screen for a few seconds. You were meaningless. But the bronies thought differently. They gave you a job. They gave you a name, a personality, and love. They nurtured you and cared for you.
From the moment you had your first speaking line, the fans squealed. They gave you muffins. They gave you fanfictions. Eventually, they gave you a family: a loving husband, and two beautiful fillies.
Lauren Faust took notice of the brony commitment to you, and she gave you the character model, forever. And now, in The Last Roundup, they have given you a voice. They came to the brony community, and observed what we had done with your character: the funny, clutzy, but good-hearted mare who loved helping ponies out. And they made you canon.
From an animation error to a canon character, we've followed you all the way. Enjoy your special day. We love you, Derpy Hooves.
Silent Ponyville 3 - Intermission 1Silent Ponyville 3 - Intermission 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The room sat a broken, discarded mess. Dust had settled on top of the broken furniture, the torn apart carpet, the fallen pieces of the ceiling and walls and even what remained of torn pictures that hung from the wall. Dulled white envelopes appeared to be scattered across the floor, some burnt, some shredded, some just yellowed with age. However, the most unusual thing in the room was a device that wasn't known to Equestria. On top of a small table sat a square box, with glass on the front that showed darkness behind it and on the very front it had a small button.
The approaching hooves walked towards the device, the steps echoing loudly in the broken room. Each step also elicited a loud creak from the floor, a sign of the wear it had suffered.
The hooves carefully stepped over debris that scattered the room before finally coming upon the lonesome box.
The owner of the hooves seemed to examine the box, looking it over with a curious eye. Though they knew not what the contra
Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 2"Now Twilight, this must be perfect. This will be their first real date."Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Twilight Sparkle finished placing new curtains on the windows of the shop, "I get that Rarity, but I still don't understand why you're being so insistent on having the date here at your boutique."
The white unicorn turned to her friend and laughed, "I have my reasons, but rest assured that it is for Fluttershy."
Twilight tilted her head, "Why?"
"You know how timid the little creature can be. Just imagine the amount of stress she'll be under on a date." Rarity waved a hoof in front of her face, "No. I will not allow my dear friend to suffer any stress. She will be worried enough on making a good impression on Pinkie."
Twilight stopped decorating the table, "Ok, now you're going to have to explain that one to me. They've been friends for years. How could there be a first impression?"
Rarity walked to her friend and playfully squeezed Twilight's face with her hooves, "You are simply adorable sometimes, Twilight Spar
The BIT Sisters BIOThe BIT Sisters BIO2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Las Hermanas BIT
16-BIT y su hermana menor 8-BIT, nacieron en Fillydelphia. Sus padres fueron Circuit Board y Terabyte, y fueron quienes ayudaron a crear el sistema "electro-mágico", donde la magia de unicornio puede ser transformada en energía eléctrica.
Poco después del nacimiento de la menor de las hermanas, Circuit Board y Terabyte tuvieron que salir en un viaje de negocios, por lo que dejaron a ambas hermanas en una guardería especializada. Antes de partir, 16-BIT prometió a sus padres que cuidaría de su hermanita.
3 días después, llegó la desafortunada noticia: Los padres de las hermanas BIT murieron en un accidente laboral.
Sin ningún otro familiar cercano que pudiera tomar responsabilidad de ellas, las hermanas pasaron a vivir en un orfanato. Cuando 16-BIT alcanzó la edad legal, decidió ella tomar la tutoría legal de 8-BIT, y junto con el dinero que sus padres dejaron, empezaron una nueva vida.
Part One: There and Back AgainPart One: There and Back Again3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was mid-morning when the zebra mare trotted into Ponyville.
Her appearance was striking, even compared to the citizens of the town with their brightly-colored coats and manes: the zebra's coat was a very light grey with black stripes on her legs, tail and mohawk-like mane. A large jagged pattern of black ran down her spine and halfway down her barrel, dark grey sun-like whorls were set upon her flanks and her muzzle was squared off as opposed to having the dainty rounding of most mares.
A series of golden rings encircled her neck from her collarbone to her jaw and another similar set were worn in the middle of her left foreleg. A large golden hoop hanging from each ear completed the exotic picture.
The zebra mare's name was Zecora. And she was becoming annoyed.
A small group of the daily crowd had stopped going about their routines - shopping, visiting friends and such - and were staring openly at her. She was still a source of c
Allegrezza - Part SixteenVinyl finally managed to dislodge the treacherous treat from her trachea with a fit of heaving coughs, aided by Bonbon's frantic hoof patting her back to help her along. She had to admit, she was glad the cupcake had been ejected before somepony started the Hooflich Maneuver on her. Her normally porcelain-white face was blushing a similar shade to her eyes, and her heart was fighting against her rib cage as if it wanted to escape before the whole respiration thing got a little ugly.Allegrezza - Part Sixteen3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bonbon leaned back from her vigorous back patting, glancing at the tray before setting it out of both their reaches. "No problem at all. Sorry if I shocked you."
Her breathing had improved, but the blushing only increased. "Shocked? I'm not shocked, I'm cool with fiillyfo-with being with mares and all, it's okay. Just that yeh, I didn't know you could actually marry another mare."
Bonbon giggled into her hoof, her beige cheeks lighting up slightly. She was especially quick
f and v chapter 5Chapter 5: was this friendship a good idea?f and v chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The administrator had returned earlier than expected and Miss Pauling had to tell her everything; including what those ponies were doing on the battlements.
"So you want to tell me the mercs agreed to help the ponies?"
"How unusually nice of them. The ponies didn't stop them from fighting one another?"
"The mercs explained that neither party can die unless the match is lost, and even then they'd have to wait for the next match to begin. They also know about the other team now being mere copies of them."
"Troublesome. I leave for a few days and they bring weird animals on the battlefield and discover the workings of the spawn. This is why I never take holidays this long."
"The ponies crashed in the barn near Teufort. The mercs were going to use the rocket bay in Well to repair it."
"Well, let's relocate them then. They'll have tomorrow to do it."
"Excuse me, miss? No direct intervention?"
"This is trickier than the war we
Derpy Hooves Hero of Scolon 8Derpy Hooves Hero of Scolon 83 years ago in Humor More Like This
THOUSANDS of years ago, there was a bloody war on the planet Scolon 8 between muffins and the vast English muffin hordes! Muffinkind fought tooth and nail to defeat the rampaging breakfast foods, but their leader Otis Spunkmeyer was blinded by greed and bitterness and it was to be his downfall for he was murdered in his sleep by his wife, Thomas, who was as it turns out, a deadly English muffin agent! Alas the muffins were all but purged from the 4 continents of Scolon 8. The purgings would last for trillions of years until Otis' successor came along. However, like his great ancestor, the Otis Junior was murdered by his wife who as it turns out was also a deadly English muffin agent! After hearing about the murder of Otis Junior, the great muffin clans united together to defeat the English muffin hordes! But it was to be another downfall, that is if the Great Lord Inquisitor had not arrived from Epsilon 2. The Great Lord Inquisitor had already vanquished uncountable hordes of muffins,
A Pure and Carefree MindA Pure and Carefree Mind3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Spike awoke from his slumber, stretching his arms high into the air and pushing himself up from his small bed. As he stood up, his mouth extended into a large yawn and his legs automatically directed him to the door to the main floor of the library. It had been the same routine for years, ever since Twilight and he had moved into Ponyville. However, as Spike pushed open the door, he noticed something odd; the light in the library had been turned on.
Usually, the whole library would be drenched in darkness as he would be the first one to wake. Spike turned his head to the clock that hung in his room. '5:28 AM'. Now Spike was very curious as to who would be in the library at this time of day as he wasn't late for his daily routine either! Descending down the steps to the second floor of the library, his eyes slowly caught a glimpse of Twilight, who had her chin resting lazily on the circular table and her mouth lowered into a frown.
"Twilight? What're you doing up so early?" Spike asked.
Lost In The Crowd - Part 2Rainbow Dash figured being around Luna and Twilight was about as harmless as it was going to get at a party like this. At least the pair of them weren't violently invading her personal space at every opportunity, and Luna would be able to bail her out if things got way too intense with Twilight yet again. What Luna couldn't prevent, however, was Twilight rambling on like an idiot with eyes as wide as dinner plates.Lost In The Crowd - Part 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"A DJ can actually have up to FOUR turntables at once, all going at the same time!! But that's only if they're a really skilled unicorn DJ! I read up on it before we came tonight, you know!"
"Uh-huh," replied Dash, as nonchalantly as she could.
"Some DJ's can even manage two different rooms at once! Can you imagine that? A pony being able to hold two parties at the same time?! Like, WHOA! Can you imagine the kind of SKILL that takes?! Probably just as much as you pulling off a Sonic Rainboom!"
"Yep." Rainbow Dash knew a
The Cake TheoryThe Cake Theory3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Cake Theory
"Baby Cakes," the latest episode for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, evolved our understanding of the Equestrian world in more ways than one. Now, thanks to pony genes, we're able to see how two Earth ponies can give birth to a Pegasus and Unicorn without any immediate relations to ether race. Answer: Recessive traits. Thank you 8th grade biology! However, there are some questions that still need answering. I personally have a theory that pertains to each Cake baby, so let's slice right in!
Now, we're all familiar with Twilight Sparkle's struggle to learn and advance in magic as a young filly. In the episode 23 of season 1 - "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" - where we see her struggle to even turn a page with magic. And that's with the enormous amount of studying she puts in. So why then is it so hard for Twilight Sparkle - Celestia's prime student and the Element of Magic - to learn what she needed to and got to where she
Reminiscence: The Season's EndReminiscence: The Season's End3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
Ponies with Sonata Arctica
[click here for the accompanying song]
Reminiscence: The Season's End
See, this is it: season two
And an epic opening with brand new villain
Chocolate rain, chaos' tricks
So it begins
From nightmare's rise we've watched the show
Their adventures to the best of nights
Through summer waited, counted days
For new episodes
Honestly though, I was latish
Didn't join the herd 'til season one had aired
That's my bad
But for next round I took the first ride
First gag since pilot
The most epic breakdown
Slippery slope of descending into madness:
"Meet Smarty Pants, my doll back in your age "
Is this truly it, somehow feeling so new, so fresh
Pumped-up the budget, pushed a few boundaries
So many incidents
The cutiepox, the play and Daring Do
Babysitter's little hell
Rampaging dragons, a hero saves the day
AcceptanceAcceptance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
♫ Acceptance ♫
A Story of Discovery, Magic, and Friendship
Written by Meatabex
Edited by Wivoatt and AnnieRoshino
Allegrezza - Part EighteenVinyl had, true to her word, spent the intervening time between Octavia's departure and subsequent arrival eating roughly half her body mass in chocolate fondue treats. It had essentially culminated in a conveyor-belt like motion with the waiter simply depositing a pile of marshmallows, fruit and sweets next to the fountain, and leaving her to it. She was in the very careful process of levitating a stick made of three skewers held together by marshmallows coating every millimetre of it's length into the cascading confectionery goodness. Who would have fruit with chocolate anyway?Allegrezza - Part Eighteen3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was in this precise zone of concentration that rarely came to Vinyl, that Octavia found her. Or, more accurately, Octavia sidelined in her a full-body-tackle-come-crushing-hug. After recovering the air from her lungs with a few gasping breaths, Vinyl looked up to see the overbearing grin on Octavia's face.
"You..got the...place then?"
Octavia nodded her head in a rapid manner that seemed capable of s
Luna's LoveLuna's Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sister I cry to you, please come rescue me
Drowning myself in misery I cannot sleep
Banished to the place where I feel alone
I beg, I pled, I want to come home
I cannot lay my soul to rest
With the empty pain I feel in my chest
My color slowly turning to grey
My patience slowly fading away
I thought you loved me and cared
By telling me you would always be there
But now I see where you lacked
I thought you always had my back
My vengeance growing and turning cold
The days getting older, centuries old
If you don't love me than no one will
I'm tired of feeling sick and ill
The Luna you love is buried away
Tonight shall begin another new day
Nightmare Moon shall rise from hate
Before it's too late