Castle Walls: Chapter 1 - Burnished SilverCastle Walls: Chapter 1 - Burnished Silver2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1 - Burnished Silver
Twilight broke on the horizon, the sun peeking above tree tops and mountains as it rose. Small rays of light drifted through Twilight Sparkle's bedroom, falling upon her face. As slowly as possible, she opened her eyes and rubbed the sleep from them. Rousing herself, Twilight slipped out of the downy bed that had always seemed much too large for her, and walked to the window to gaze out at the land. It seemed surreal to her, the ruling Lady of Canterlot.
Why me? she wondered, as was her daily tradition. Why did everypony choose me? I never asked for this... this... Rainbow Dash had always told her it was an honor, but she could never bring herself to believe that. Twilight looked out the window, nearly all of Equestria in sight. The land she had been chosen to rule and to protect, and the land that was divided and torn apart.
Twilight turned from the window with a sigh. Walking across the massive roomformerly Princes
Friendship is Magic IN MY SCHOOL PAPERFriendship is Magic IN MY SCHOOL PAPER2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Judging a Horse Show
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic premiered October 10 2010. The show was developed by Lauren Faust, who previously wokred on The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. After a critical essay was posted on the imageboard 4chan.org, discussing the author's disguest with it, older people began to watch the show. With the unexpected fan base, the show has quickly become one of the popular kids' shows this year. The show is now nearing the end of its second season with a third season in pre-production.
The show stars six ponies, Fluttershy, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, with the main character being Twilight Sparkle. The show resolves around Twilight Sparkles' lessons on friendship and magic. Each episode starts with a problem and ends up with a closing narration of the lesson that episode's main character learned.
Staring with the obvious, the show is a girl's show, a little girl's show, but at the same time its more t
Why I am a BRONYWhy I am a BRONY2 years ago in Letters More Like This
This is a message to all brony/pony haters.
I'm noticing a lot of brony hate around, which is predictable. Every fandom that gets mega-popular will have the self-proclaimed 'rebels' who decide to hate the fandom AND the fan base based on a just few unsavory fans.
This narrative is a means of explaining a few things that many brony haters may have not realized, or overlooked. It is NOT a device to 'convert' those who don't like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It is NOT to put down pony haters, or people who dislike bronies. Not every person can like every fandom. We are all entitled to our own likes and dislikes, it's what makes us human. This is merely an explanation of why and how I became a brony, and why it's terribly ignorant to hate a fandom because of a portion of fans. But first of all...
I saw someone the other day proclaiming that bronies are going to 'ruin the show' for children in the future, when those children grow up and 'realize that thei
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 Luna2 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,
Sweetie Dreams Are Made of ThisSweetie Dreams Are Made of This1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sweetie Dreams Are Made of This
"What about bakers?"
"Ugh." Scootaloo buried her face into her hooves as Apple Bloom looked at the ground in disappointment. Both fillies sat on the porch, trying to come up with new ways to try to get their cutie mark. So far, however, all they could come up with were activities they already tried.
"I can't think of anything else."
"Well try then, ah wanna do some crusadin' today and ah can't if we don't have any ideas." Apple Bloom said, Scootaloo rolling her eyes in response.
"Fine, I'll keep thinking."
Scootaloo continued to brainstorm different ideas, something she was never the best at, and Apple Bloom did the same. But the third member of their group was strangely quiet. She was there, sitting on the porch, but her mind wasn't on cutie mark crusading. She wasn't even looking at her friends. Her attention was drawn to the stallion in front of the house, bucking some of the nearby apple trees in cl
A New Breed: ProloguePrologueA New Breed: Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'll sleep when I'm dead"
"Talk to me," the earpiece crackled.
"Looks clear so far," he answered, twisting his head slowly to survey the landscape about him in the dark of the night. Optics in his helmet made that problem trivial, scanning over the small cracks and impact lines that scattered the ground he hovered over, "Looks like this one might've been harmless."
"Don't give me that Widget," the feminine voice over the earpiece shot, "You saw the same readings I did. 'Harmless' wouldn't have spiked the sensors like that."
"Relax Clockwork, I'm not about to leave yet. And we're on site, you're supposed to use the call-signs," he chuckled, and his eyes scanned over the sensor rea
Earth And Sky - Part 3Part 3 - Research, Experimentation, Testing, More TestingEarth And Sky - Part 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Over the following week, the usual sketches and fabric swatches of high fashion dress designs that lined the walls of the Bijou Boutique's workroom were rapidly covered over with a profusion of diagrams and drawings of different wing shapes. A chalkboard filled with magical equations stood in the corner, with disused ponikins shoved behind it looking as if they were taking shelter.
Twilight Sparkle reached up to pull a pair of goggles down over her eyes and skimmed over her notes for the umpteenth time, calling out to the adolescent dragon stationed in the corner with a quill and clipboard in his claws. "Okay Spike, lets start recording the proceedings now." She cleared her throat, assuming an official tone of voice. "Sparkle/Belle Personal Flight Harness, Mark One, Test One."
She stood on the turntable platform, decked out in a stripped down version of the Princess Celestia costume comprised of the basic harness attached to a c
Kindness's Reward Chapter 6Chapter 6Kindness's Reward Chapter 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Trixie groaned and stretched as she woke up. Her legs felt like lead. Opening her eyes revealed a familiar ceiling. It was the middle of the night, a half moon providing only just enough light to see by. Trixie wondered if she could go more than a week without passing out anytime soon. She glanced up as if to see her own forehead, and focused for a moment. Sure enough, a pale blue light emanated from her horn.
"Hah hah!" she shouted in excitement. A murmur caught her attention. She looked over and found Fluttershy asleep on her stool, just like a week ago. Trixie smiled and chuckled. She gazed on at Fluttershy for a moment, before a small part of her reminded her of her situation. Her smile turned into a deep frown. She forced herself out of bed on the far side from Fluttershy.
"I've taken enough from you." Trixie whispered. Her horn continued to glow as she enveloped Fluttershy in a magical aura. She gently lifted Fluttershy from her seat and pulled back the covers. She slid
Twilights ProblemTwilights Problem2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
*Spike suddenly winces in pain*
Spike: I've been hold a quil so long. I've got claw cramp!
It's a good thing we haven't anything to tweet to Princess Celestia this week. I don't think i can type or write another word..
Twilight: We haven't sent a tweet to princess Celestia this week?
Spike: Why is it bad?
Twilight: BAD? Bad? OF COURSE IT's BAD!
I'm supposed to send princess celesta a tweet every week telling her about lesson in friendship.
NOT EVERY OTHER WEEK, not every ten days.. EVERY SINGLE WEEK!
Twilight: Where's my cell phone??? Where is it?
Spike: Where it always is?
*spike pulls out her plot and gives it to her*
Twilight: When did i send the last one?
*Twilight logs into twitter and checks her log*
(It says Tuesday)
Twilight: What day is it?
*Twilight Panics and runs up to her window*
Twilight: If i don't send princess Celestia a tweet by sundown *GASP* I'll be TARDY!!!
Twilight: I'll BE LATE!!! How could i let t
The Princess and The KnightNote: Alternative links!The Princess and The Knight2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dkK3B1YAututx0RHoVaUv4sO19N5Gjf1Ne7DsCkUVqk/edit
The Princess and The Knight
"And then what happened?"
"Then, the beautiful princess summoned all her magic, and blasted the diamond dogs back to their kingdom!" The older pony fussed about with the little foal's blankets, tucking them in here and there. The filly clutched her little doll tightly in her tiny hooves. "Equestria was safe again, and everypony lived happily ever after. The end."
The small pony yawned. "Was the princess Princess Celestia?"
A cheeky grin. "Maybe."
Cadance and Twilight stifled their giggling, their muted amusement echoing down the stairs and through the empty lower level of the home. The little unicorn's parents were out for the evening, and Cadance had leaped at the opportunity to foalsit for the filly she considered a sister. Her horn briefly glowed
The Cyberponies - StoryThe Cyberponies - Story2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He'd always told her that things like this could happen. But there's a difference between being told something can happen, and that thing actually happening.
She'd been asleep when they'd broken in, kicking the door down, splintering the wood. She'd woken in a fright, disoriented and uncertain just what was going on. Things like this weren't unusual here, what with the sort of things that cropped up now and again.
But then strange creatures charged into her room. Things that looked like her, only not, made of metal and with strange, grating, electronic voices. She fought not to scream as they advanced on her, backing her into a corner. They were too alien to her to trigger a fight response, and instead she cowered in fear in the corner of the room, golden eyes wide, her whole body quivering, wings pressed tightly to her sides.
There was no escape.
Six of them surrounded her and from their hooves came a great storm of electricity, so much so that she was lifted from the ground, trapped
Love Conquers All EpilogueLove Conquers All Epilogue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Three months had past since the incident with Volo, and Rainbow Dash had spent each day under medical supervision. After Applejack had collapsed in the Everfree Forest from her fight with Volo, Twilight had carried both ponies to the Ponyville Urgent Response Centre. That had been the last time that Rainbow had seen Applejack, they were split up, and sent to separate wards. Time and time again, Rainbow requested to visit Applejack, but each time she had been given the same response.
Today was going to be different however; today she was going to see her friend after all this time. At this moment she laid in a bed, on a ward which was empty, all but herself. Around her, various instruments checked her vital signs, storing information for the medics to use later. She was lying in wait for someone to come and discharge her. A nurse had claimed that someone would be there to meet her in ten minutes. That was over two hours ago, and Rainbow Dash was becoming impatient. To her relief, a
Sunset - Chapter 4: EclipseDeep in the heart of the Everfree Forest, maybe less than half a mile from the rotting castle at its heart, sat a large pond that sparkled in the noon-time sun. Creatures of all sizes and shapes idled by the cool water that day, the oppressive heat at its height.Sunset - Chapter 4: Eclipse3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A low roar sounded from above the pond, compelling the creatures to look towards the sky at the incoming threat. Birds took flight as the animals on the ground ran away, almost as if they could sense the torrent of distress coming their way. The roar became steadily louder, a purple point on the horizon growing in size and ferocity. Any creature that had not fled by then sealed its fate.
In an instant, the once placid pond erupted with a bang, a huge jet of water piercing into the sky as the lavender streak struck into the heart of the body. Large waves crested out from the source as if the edges of the trapped liquid were the mighty ocean itself. Those animals that did not flee were swept away by the inland tidal wave, back o
How Lyra met Bon-BonHow Lyra met Bon-Bon starring Applejack and the Cutie Mark CrusadersHow Lyra met Bon-Bon3 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!"
Luna's Best Night Ever 8Luna had expected the panicking. Being honest and open was refreshing, but she knew that it also had consequences. Twilight's stunned expression and slight, nervous twitch seemed to indicate that the consequence of telling the truth about the gala and Nightmare Moon was the total mental collapse of the purple mare.Luna's Best Night Ever 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Nightmare Moon is... back?"
Luna nodded and Twilight's mouth moved, forming words that came out as faint whispers and quiet babbling.
"Twilight? I... didn't mean to hide it from you. I was ashamed of what I had done at the gala, and I still am. I've been trying to figure out the best possible way to correct things and-"
"That's not what I'm worried about. How long have you known?"
Twilight's eyes were focused and her fear seemed to have rapidly shifted to anger. Luna wondered if being screamed at by Twilight for making a huge mess of things was better or worse than having to fight Nightmare Moon again on her own.
"Known... about Fluttershy?"
Twilight nodded, standing up.
The Princess Bridle: Chapter OneThe clear light of midday filtered in through the curtains of Applebloom's bedroom window, but she was in no condition to enjoy the glorious weather outside. She coughed into a tissue, then blew her dripping nose. The little yellow filly at once felt both uncomfortably warm under her bed's heavy quilt and chilly enough to want to burrow further beneath it.The Princess Bridle: Chapter One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
On either side of Applebloom, her best friends Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo were equally suffering.
"Ah told y'all that tryin' to be 'Cutie Mark Crusader Frog Catchers' weren't no good idea," Applejack said as she bustled about her sister's room. "For one thang, Froggy Bottom Bog ain't no place for a buncha fillies to be muckin' about! And besides, what were you gonna do with all those frogs anyhow?"
"Sorry, big sis. I guess we didn't think that far ahead," Applebloom replied. She normally hated it when Applejack started with the 'Ah told you so's, but just didn't feel
Red Thread, Pt 3 - Old VersionRed Thread, Pt 3 - Old Version3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Major edit!!! I'm updating this part of the fic, extending some scenes and whatnot. I'm moving this version to scraps as I submit a new version of Part 3. Stay tuned!
Warning: this is a femslash fic based in the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" universe, so if you don't like this kind of stuff, just bear in mind that you don't have to read it. That is all.
Sewing the Red Thread of Fate - Part 3 (Old Version)
By The Lovely Penguin
Twilight Sparkle cantered towards Sugarcube Corner, intent on her mission. "I can't let Fluttershy down," she said to nopony in particular. As she approached the place it was apparent it was closed: Twilight knew the Cakes took Sundays off, but Pinkie Pie should still have been there
Gone for a teenie weenie, itsy-bitsy little bit; be back at 11! Read a hastily scrawled note taped up in the window.
It was f
Sunset - Chapter 1: Dawn A dark and stormy night: the perfect time to tamper with the universe's laws. Or so Celestia thought to herself. She couldn't explain why, despite her long years, but something just felt... right... about the whole thing. Maybe years of loneliness had finally driven her off the deep end? No, she was still quite sane. It wasn't like she was totally alone either. Sure, she had grovelling servants at her beck and call, but they were always far too formal for her tastes.Sunset - Chapter 1: Dawn3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Dear sister," Her Royal Highness, Princess Celestia of Equestria, Regent of the Sun spoke to a dusty old painting on the wall. "In twenty short years, you will return with well-deserved indignation. Curse Nightmare for twisting you like he did!" She slammed a hoof into the wall, knocking the picture of the smiling alicorn off balance. She frowned slightly and nudged it back into place with her muzzle.
The ancient mare closed her eyes and sighed, inhaling the scent of the oil
An Evening with Derpy"This is so much fun! I'm having fun, are YOU having fun? Are ya? Huh? Huh? Huh? I haven't had this much fun since the time "An Evening with Derpy3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You finally force your brain to block out the sound of Pinkie Pie's voice. You've been helping out at Sugar Cube Corner all day, preparing and selling a plethora of tasty treats for the bake sale this morning; there's a town picnic later, and business at Pinkie's place of employment is booming.
Wiping the sweat from your forehead, you reach into the oven and pull from it a beautiful cake, the tenth you've made today, and place it off to the side where all the other prepared baked goods are. The heat of the ovens and the constant mixing, measuring, and timing are wearing you thin, and it doesn't help that you're covered in all manner of ingredients. Being hasty doesn't necessarily add up to being clean. It doesn't help that Pinkie seems to get a serious laugh out of wiping dabs of icing on your nose.
But worst of all, she hasn't shut up once since you got th
Irrdeemably RejectedIrredeemably RejectedIrrdeemably Rejected2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Author's note: Before I start the story, let me remind you that this is not a sequel to Wedding Blues. But if you wish it were, then be my guest.
"They need you right now, but when they don't they'll cast you out like a leper "
-The Joker, in The Dark Knight
Deception (An Outrage)
Disgrace (For Shame!)
She asked for trouble the moment she came
Somewhere at the edge of the Everfree Forest, Twilight Sparkle coughed and sputtered as she gets up after being thrown into a mud puddle. With mud and filth covering her face and body, Twilight turned to look at the princess, her brother, and her friends. Their eyes filled with anger and hatred towards her.
Gathering up the courage to face their icy glares, she manages to speak, "Everyone please, I know what I did was wrong but isn't this getting way out of hoof? If you would just let me explain that I didn't mean to do it!"
"No more excuses!" Shining Armor yelled at
Sister ArmorSISTER ARMORSister Armor9 months ago in Comedy More Like This
An MLPFIM Fan-script written by Julian Yeo
Twitter: @judacris judacris.tumblr.com
SCENE: The Crystal Empire, near the Crystal Palace
Twilight and Spike arrive at The Crystal Empire, and make their way towards The Crystal Palace.
Twilight: (breathes in the air) "It's always great to come back to The Crystal Empire."
Spike: "Yeah. (hesitating) Why are we here again? What did Princess Cadance say?"
Twilight: "It wasn't clear. The letter was short. She needed us urgently back in the Crystal Empire for something. I guess we'll find out when we meet her."
Spike: "This won't involve me falling from a great height again, will it?"
Twilight: "(giggles) I don't think so, Spike."
(cut to the two heading towards the palace. They arrive at the Crystal Hall.)
SCENE: The Crystal Palace, Crystal Hall
(The two princesses approach in the usual fashion)
Twilight's Ascension (Collab with The Agile Dash)Twilight's Ascension (Collab with The Agile Dash)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Was this going to be the end of everything? The end of her homeland? Of everything she knew and loved and cared about?
Twilight Sparkle sat in front of the large monument to Luna and stared up at the tribute to the fallen princess of the night. Her death had come as a shock to everyone, even now the details were kept secret from the rest of the world. Only the royal family knew the truth. Knew of her weakening, how the nightmare from so long ago had threatened to return and overwhelm the princess and how Luna had sacrificed herself to keep it from happening. No pony knew about how the elements had no effect this time, in keeping the darkness from Luna's soul. The public simply believed she had grown ill.
Celestia was once again taking care of both day and night as she had before when Nightmare Moon was imprisoned, but back then she had something to look forward to. She knew Nightmare Moon would be free one day, had prepared to cleanse her sister of darkness. Now, there was no pony to c
Mirror of Impossible DreamsThe Mirror Of Impossible Dreams starring Twilight Sparkle and Princess CelestiaMirror of Impossible Dreams3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Spike was out of the house for once, away on an adventure with Apple Bloom, and Twilight Sparkle was making good use of the time to get as much study done as possible. She sat on her bed reading a book called "The Ursa Major in its Natural Habitat" it was a fascinating book, and she was so deeply engrossed in it that for a long time she didn't realise there was somepony knocking on the front door of the house.
"Is that Spike back already? Why doesn't he just come in the door's unlocked for goodness sake! Oh Spike..." But when she got up and went to the door, she saw that it wasn't Spike it was one of the Pegasus ponies who took travellers between Ponyville and Canterlot. Few ponies made the journey regularly, so she was surprised to see him arrive at her house unannounced.
"Uh, yes? Can I help you?" she asked, and the Pegasus pony bowed and replied:
"Her majesty Princess C