Remembrance - BeginningsRemembrance - Beginnings3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"There are those who say that Celestia's path is good, just, and noble. Enforcing order from the chaos that would ignite, should her hoof not be there to stamp it out.
There are those who say that she is a tyrant.
There are those who allege that Luna would lead the world into a glorious new age, wherein everypony would have freedom to live as they see fit.
There are those who allege that she is a traitor.
Celestia and Luna have always been at odds. One, entrusted with ambiguous responsibilities from an absent queen. One, jealous and fearful of what her beloved sister chose to become to preserve their way of life.
I wasn't there, so I can't say what sparked the insurrection. I can say that the Grand Solar Empire simply did not exist before the propaganda rained from the skies. I can say that I do not blame Celestia herself for what her armies have done. She was always so motherly when she graced my humble home, always seeming so confidant and wise. I can truly say that I loved her as
Wedding of Deception - Ch. 2: Two Lives DivergedWedding of Deception - Ch. 2: Two Lives Diverged3 years ago in Romance More Like This
As the two separate groups of changelings flew off from Canterlot, green flames quickly encircled each one as they took on the forms of pegasi. Better to arouse less suspicion as long as they could. With their disguises no in place, the seven sped off beyond the boundaries of Equestria, each intent on getting to their respective Hives as fast as possible. They flew over largely populated areas and the few scattered towns on the outskirts, only resuming their true form as they drew closer to their landing-place, far off the Equestrian border.
Though the ultimate destination of each of the small swarms was different, all of them were zooming off toward their homeland, a forested area which was almost swamp-like at some points, a sickly green mist present around it. It was a location that very few ponies ever went to, extending across dozens of miles.
As each member of the swarms was intent on bringing the news back to their ruler, t
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 1Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 1: Andromeda's discovery
Scattered pages and dusty old books filled the study in a cluttered mess as Andromeda Sparkle slept among the debris of her own handiwork. Unconscious after a long night of work, her mind only left dreamland when the amber beams of the rising sun shone on her face. With a groan, she slowly rose to her feet, heavy eyelids still drooping. Various loose documents clung to her face as she stood, unnoticed by her until their delicate forms slipped from her lavender cheeks and fluttered towards the blanket of weathered volumes that lay on the floor around her. Once the blur of sleep had finally faded, she turned to see the silhouette of her mom standing against the wall across the room, following a disarrayed chain of manuscripts as if casually searching for survivors.
Twilight Sparkle hadn’t turned the corner yet, but once she did, the purple mare wouldn’t be able to recognize the room. Andromeda’s expression burned from embarrassm
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 2Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 2: Orion's Big Day
From the moment the first rays of sunshine flowed through his bedroom window, Orion Sparkle woke up without a single ounce of hesitation, threw off the warm covers that enveloped him, and jumped out of bed. The room was cold and the world outside looked even more frigid, but instead of returning to the toasty embrace of his dreams, he only felt more awake than ever. His sister Andromeda often joked that it would usually take nothing short of magic to pull him out of the peaceful comatose he called sleep, but this was no ordinary day.
Life and enthusiasm rushed through his body in great vigor this morning because today was his birthday. Even more important, though, was its significance. All night long, he dreamed of finally getting his cutie mark and showing it to his friends. The “oohs” and “aahs” still reverberated in his mind as he rushed to a mirror, unable to contain his excitement any longer. With a quick turn, he spun hi
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
All Ponies go to Heaven: part 2All Ponies go to Heaven: part 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rainbow Dash moaned quietly as she awoke, groggily opening her eyes before flinching to the bright sunlight assaulting her vision. Despite the night of heavy drinking she was no longer intoxicated, on the contrary she was completely sober and free from pain. "I guess you won AJ." The blue mare managed to say during a yawn before her vision came into focus. The sight was mesmerising yet somehow familiar, a bright sea of fluffy clouds dominated her view several of which were fashioned into columns and paths, even buildings. "AJ? Pinkie?" Rainbow struggled to her hooves with caution, noticing she was standing on the cloud sky herself. But as she stood there she felt the soft floor support all her weight, something that she seemed to already know despite never being off the ground before.
Rainbow slowly trotted across the cushioned floor, each step leaving a soothing touch on her hooves. She gazed down over the edge of her cloud, far below her she saw what looked like another less extravag
Ruffled Feathers Ch. 1Ruffled Feathers Ch. 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As Celestia's beautiful sun rose up against the land of Equestria and Luna's moon sunk down beyond the horizon, several ponies began to stir in their homes. Few ponies were already awake. One Pegasus in particular was up for all of Luna's starry night. Sleepy eyed, she rose from her spot on the floor and stretched out her wings with a yawn. The young Pegasus was kept up by thoughts dancing in her head. She just couldn't stop thinking about what a small filly had told her yesterday. She had put the filly aside from her life since the day they "met". But the years she had ignored the filly, she never realized how important she was to her.
"Stop it, Rainbow!" she yelled to herself. "Get a hold of yourself!"
She angrily stomped the cloud beneath her, tears threatening to break free. Before she could do any more harm, she flew at full force out her door and straight to Sweet Apple Acres. By the time she arrived, she was forced to abandon her wings and walk.
My Thoughts on Celestia and LunaAnd so we come to the two regal sisters themselves. Celestia and Luna, the Princesses of My Little Pony. Despite not being in the show so much, the little that these two characters have done is so big, both on and off screen, that I've come up with tons to write about, for better or for worse.My Thoughts on Celestia and Luna3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Let me start by addressing a particular complaint I came across when I first started watching the show. That issue is the fact that they're both Princesses in a land where no other form of royalty seems to exist. It was argued that because there are no older monarchs above them, like a king or something, that they should be called Queens instead of Princesses.
Well firstly, let me say right now that it is not unusual or unheard of for countries to be ruled by princes and princesses rather than kings or queens. These types of nations are known as principalities and while I'm not familiar with any such nations that exist at the moment, I do know that they were at one point fairly common in Europe,
MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing SceneAs she looked out of her window and saw the crowd of ponies gather in the gardens below, she could not help but feel more than a little excited. After all, it was not every day that she got to witness such an event.MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Mi'Amore Cadenza, or Cadence as she preferred to be called, was watching the gathering crowd with great anticipation. Like many of the annual Canterlot events, ponies from all over Equestria would gather to this city. And although her work often took other all over the principality to meet such ponies, seeing them all gather together in one place was always a rare treat.
This day was the annual dessert contest and many had pulled out all the stops this year. Treats and cakes of all shapes and sizes lined the gardens, waiting for the judges to come by and pass their verdict. She had to admit, it was an appealing sight.
Under normal circumstances she would have loved for Shining to be here today so they could both enjoy it. Unfortunately for the both of them he'd bee
My First Party - Chapter 1MY FIRST PARTYMy First Party - Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: Memories
MLP:FiM Fan Fiction
By: Scy Storm
AUTHOR'S NOTES: So I thought a lot of this up at work, and also in some brainstorming sessions with a brony friend of mine. I decided to write a bit of a tragic backstory for Pinkie, and turn it into a journey to reconnect her with her family that we only briefly saw in the show. Also an excuse to write some Pinkie/Dash shipping. Let's see how it goes. One last note: This was conceived with Season 1 in mind, so apologies in advance if Season 2 completely wipes out the canon in the future.
"Dash! You awake? Get out here, girl!"
Two eager pegasi hopped up and down on a cloud, floating directly in front of Rainbow Dash's home. A few moments passed before the head of the rainbow pegasus popped out of one of her windows. She glanced downward at the commotion, spotting Lightning Bolt and Raindrops staring upward at her excitedly. Dash flashed them a look of annoyance. "Can't a girl get a morn
Couple of Showponies: Chp. OneCouple of Showponies: Chp. One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The smell of sweat accompanied by jostling bodies and accomplished yells filled the Wonderbolts locker room, familiar to the fiery-maned mare who stood in the center of it all, a wide grin on her face. Seeing her teammates so excited after a successful practice session was one of her favorite parts about being the captain of the Wonderbolts. She knew the feeling of accomplishment that came with pulling off a particularly tough trick or sticking a landing after a daring dive, and she loved when her teammates--- her family--- felt the same joy... Even the more boastful ones.
"...and Fleetfoot totally would have crashed into the bleachers if I hadn't helped steer her toward the field," Tyco, of course--- who else---, pointed out with a smirk. The pale-coated stallion flicked his red and white tail at Fleetfoot's muzzle. "Isn't that right, Fatfoot?"
Fleetfoot snorted, nipping Tyco's tail and provoking a rather high-pitched yelp from the large pony. "Fatfoot? Really?" She rolled her
The Return of Harmony - Missing ScenesFaster and faster, he ran. His lungs were close to bursting with the sheer effort of maintaining his speed. But he knew he couldn't stop. Not now. Not while she was at risk. he'd only heard she had arrived in the city moments ago. Upon hearing this he knew exactly what would happen and raced towards where he knew she would be.The Return of Harmony - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Captain Shining Armour, still clad in his uniform, ran as fast as his four legs would carry him. Running down the long and elaborate halls of the Canterlot royal palace. Many guards that saw him run past always asked the same thing. "What's the matter Sir?" And he'd always panted back the same response. "Stay at your post!" He'd wished he hadn't sounded so harsh with hi men. He knew they were only becing concerned for him. But right now he had a far greater worry on his ming.
Soon enough, he arrived at his destination. A massive wooden door, the connection between the palace and one of the most important buildings in Equestria. The Hall of the Elements. He stoppe
Pony Prom - Chapter 3Pony Prom - Chapter 33 years ago in Humor More Like This
Clair watched Moxi through narrowed eyes until she'd passed through the palace doors and out of his line of sight. "So what do we want to do," Middy said, cutting the tense atmosphere, "should we head inside or wait out here to see if anyone else from Luneria is coming?"
"I have work to do," Clair muttered, bowing to the ponies before him, "so here is where I take my leave of you all. I'm sure I shall see you later in the evening." With that, the stallion trotted off leaving everypony else behind.
"Well," said Willow after a moment's pause, "I suppose it's just as likely they've beaten us inside as it is we should find them out here, let's get inside and just keep an eye open for familiar faces, eh?"
Everypony nodded their agreement and trotted through the flurry of illusory confetti to the magnificently adorned doors of Canterlot Palace's banquet hall.
"When you said food," Moxi said, watching Voltage scarf down an entire plate of chocolate-chip cookies, "I can't say this is what I ha
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 7My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ponies in Peril
Smoke billowed through the trees, turning the fringes of the Everfree Forest into a nightmare realm. Dark shapes seemed to loom up in front of Boldheart, shifting and moving with each crackle and spark of flames, while branches reached out from the smoke like claws to drag him down. Still he pressed on, ferrying water back and forth in specially made saddlebags, desperate to put out the potentially deadly fire.
It was times like these that he wished for even the tiniest levitation spell from his horn, but it stubbornly refused to give off even a spark. He was on his way back to the nearby stream when his ears perked up. Rocktrotter was coming, his ears lying flat upon his head, his face half blackened by soot, and he was shouting.
"Boldheart! Domino Stack has gone missing! I think he may have gotten lost in the fire, and I can't find him!"
"What!?" Boldheart felt his stomach pitch. Even if Rocktrotter and Domino Stack had teased him before, he would nev
Wandering Star Ch. 4Wandering StarWandering Star Ch. 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 4: Let's Spend The Night Together
"Evenin' Miss Twilight. Would Miss Luna happen ta be here?" the red stallion asked Twilight Sparkle from the other end of the doorway.
"Um, yes, she is actually, Big Mac," Twilight replied.
Big Macintosh seemed to be flustered about the conformation. This echoed in his voice, "A-Ah see ."
The purple unicorn quickly pieced the puzzle together. "Big Mac, please come in."
The stallion did as he was instructed and entered the library. It didn't take long for Big Mac's and Luna's eyes to meet each other. As their gaze met each other, both quickly looked away and blushed heavily.
Twilight Sparkle's let out a frustrated sigh, "Look, let's just cut to the chase here, alright? I really don't want this to have any confusion like in some bad romance novel. Big Mac, you go first."
Being placed on the spot, Big Mac began to shake a little, "Uh .M-Miss Luna .A-Ah'm not sure how ta rea
The Manehatten Virus Chapter Five: The First WaveThe Manehatten Virus Chapter Five: The First Wave3 years ago in Horror More Like This
The Manehatten Virus Chapter Five: The First Wave
Twenty Days After the Outbreak
"Over three hundred thousand ponies have been infected with the H5N1 bird flu, and over one hundred eighty thousand have died. After the death toll reached one hundred fifty thousand, princes Celestia has requested routine house to house body pickups and is asking that if somepony dies in your home, you wrap them in plastic and lay the body in front of your house. In other news there have been several riots at hospitals in Canterlot and Manehatten, demanding that the stockpiles of Tamiflu be released to the general public. A dozen arrests were made in Canterlot with twenty three in Manehatten."
Twilight and Spike sat on opposite ends of the room watching the reporter speak. Though they were afraid of what lies ahead, the most pressing thought on their minds was what had happened last week. Spike still found it very hard to believe that Twilight ca
Elements of the Heart - Chapter 2 - Making A Plan The young Pinkie tossed and turned in her sleep, her eyes snapping wide open as she began to fall, screaming as she saw the ground rushing up to meet her. Just as she thought she was about to smash into the glass floor beneath her, she stopped, landing softly on all fours.Elements of the Heart - Chapter 2 - Making A Plan3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Do not be afraid my dear. For in the darkness, there is always a hidden light. Pinkie looked around for the voice that spoke to her; It was a kind and gentle voice, echoing all around her. But as she looked around all she could find was darkness and the strange glass beneath her hooves. She stared at it, finding what looked like an older version of her as well as five other ponies.
Two unicorns, one white, one purple. An orange Earth pony wearing a cowpony hat. And Two Pegasus, one blue with a rainbow mane, the other yellow with a pink mane and a small smile. Pinkie sat, staring at each in turn, a chill running throughout her body, both her front knees twitching
Sobs of Dashie.Sobs of Dashie.3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A/N: The "My Little Dashie" fic does NOT belong to me. Credit to aruigus808 for telling me how to do this, johnkapid for inspiration, BlackGryph0n for the picture, Hasbro for the character of Rainbow Dash, and the creator of "My little Dashie" For making such a story that made me think. Sorry for it being short!
I was moping around about Dashie the next day, looking into my photo album. I stared at the photo of my little filly on the couch, sleeping the night she said, "I love you, Daddy. Goodnight." I remember that moment like I did my parents. Thinking about my parents made me even sadder. I went on the computer in my office, which used to be Dashie's room. That fact made me whimper a little, and I decided to get caught up on MLP FiM. I was searching for some season 3 videos when I saw a forum for it. I clicked it and the news page said: MLP FiM STARTING AGAIN! Of course, it was a few weeks old. It
Phobia: IntroHe felt the cold steel of the wire cutters in his hooves. Such crude things wire cutters, using them in such a field as specific as medicine seemed wrong to him somehow. The room around him was dark, unusually so. A lone light flickered, on and off, in the middle of the room over the cadaver. The smell of sulphur filled his lungs, making him gag a little. This room made him feel uneasy; its metallic walls offering no safe haven or respite from the task ahead of him. Cutting through the flesh, he thought that would be the hardest part. Alas the steel scalpel, cold to the touch, cut through the mare with ease. Whilst doing this Dogezon had felt out of place, almost like he wasn't himself. He knew that possessing the skills of a Coroner and Doctor would help him bring home the bits, but he knew not if he wanted these skills. To cut open a pony, fiddle with their insides, and treat them with such inhumanity seemed immoral and unjust.Phobia: Intro3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Dogezon inhaled, the sulphuric air filling his lu
What A Prince Does - Part 12What A Prince Does - Part 123 years ago in Romance More Like This
A little before noon Applejack loaded the wagon and hauled it back to the barn. She left it to sort in the afternoon and washed off quickly with the hose before trotting to town. Sugarcube Corner smelled deliciously of baked goods and happiness, but Applejack could not match her friends' cheerful chatter.
"By the way Applejack, where's Prince Blueblood?" asked Twilight Sparkle. "I found some books he might like, about fairy tales."
"Ah Ah wouldn't look t'see him again, Twi he done gone back t'Canterlot this mornin' "
"Aw, that's a real shame!" said Pinkie Pie brightly. "I even made enough cake for him too! When will he get back, huh, AJ?"
Applejack looked away. "He ain't comin' back, Pinkie," she muttered.
"Well that's weird I thought he "
Applejack slammed a hoof onto the table, overturning her plate and making Fluttershy squeak in fear and cower under her chair. "What we all thought didn't mean nothin'! He's gone an' it don' matter now!"
They all looked at
A Sweet Taste of Cake, Chapter 14Chapter 14: The New GirlA Sweet Taste of Cake, Chapter 143 years ago in Romance More Like This
Cup Cake had lost track of the number of times that they had worked together to make a gingerbread house. Basic math would say that they had been married for more than ten years, and that should be just about the same number as houses that they had made.
But if the truth were known, there had been more than that. Sometimes they had made several in a year. Some years they had worked late into the night and early into the next morning in their efforts to meet deadlines.
Sometimes they had finished their work and collapsed right there in the morning sunlight that came in through the big picture window. They had let it wash over them as they slumbered together in its warmth.
A smile lifted from her as she thought of all of their little tricks, of all the little practiced motions that they had learned to employ when working together.
They had become more than just little habits. They had expanded and become almost more like traditions.
As those years had sped
Lunar Lament - Chapter 1LUNAR LAMENTLunar Lament - Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: The Coming Curse
MLP:FiM Fan Fiction
By: Scy Storm
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Now I've done it, haven't I? Yeah I went and caught the MLP bug, and now I'm writing about it. I thought up a lot of cool things for this story and I simply must get them down in words. The show is great and its characters lend itself well to a stories like this, so hopefully it works! It'll also be my first multi-chapter effort in quite a while. I hope you all enjoy it, but I guess we'll see. I eventually intend to write more MLP stuff in the future, so if you are interested, keep track of me!
INEVITABLE DISCLAIMER: While most chapters of this story will be harmless, this story will feature violence and minor depictions of suffering. It won't be TOO intense, but if it all bothers you, then turn back. In addition, if you are not interested in MLP, you shouldn't bother reading the story either. Lastly, I don't read many MLP fics, but I'm sure the basic plot o
Happy Luna Has Chill Day - P1HAPPY LUNA HAS CHILL DAYHappy Luna Has Chill Day - P14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Part 1 (split due to filesize)
MLP:FiM Fan Fiction
By: Scy Storm
AUTHOR'S NOTES: This is an entry into Equestria Daily's "Happy Luna" contest. The aim was to write some kind of story where Luna is like totally super happy, which I suppose is sort of a rarity, outside of one or two fics I've seen. I have my own views of Luna's personality, but it was really fun writing her all happy and silly like I did here! Also, I drew some inspiration for this fic (including the deliberately silly title) from a great YouTube video called "Cool Guy has Chill Day," so go look at up if you want a quick giggle.
STORY SPLIT NOTE: I had to split this story into two parts because DeviantArt has a 64 KB limit on text files. This is not meant to be two chapters, it's meant to be one complete story. This is Part 1, check my gallery for Part 2, or check out FiMFiction if you'd rather read the whole thing on one page: http://www.fimficti