Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #37, 38, 39!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #37, 38, 39!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#37) I've heard tales of Season 3 being the last season. Is there any truth to this?
Answer: I don't work on the show, and so I can only reply with speculation and a little bit of evidence. A lot of people think that Season 3 will be the last season of "Friendship is Magic"; when the '13-episodes-only' revelation popped up as well, even more people began to see the end of the show as nigh. However, a shorter season doesn't necessarily mean the end of the show; there are many reasons for why the third season will be 13 episodes. I'm not going to get into detail on the whole 'syndication' thing, because you see so many bronies throwing it around based on hearsay without really knowing what it means.
Suffice to say that the show seems to be doing well for DHX Media, Discovery Communications and Hasbro the three big parties associated with it. They know about the popularity of the show, and so if they do choose to end the show at Season 3, it's fair to assume t
Cry for Eternity - Chapter 2Cry for Eternity - Chapter 23 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
Dark Side of the Luna :FanFiction:Dark Side of the Luna :FanFiction:4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dark Side of the Luna
It was a beautiful night in Equestria. Princess Luna stood watching over the land, taking in the awe of the world around her, the greens of the fields that covered the vast horizon, the browns of the forests that decorated the horizons. She looked outward, keeping an eye on all of the ponies as they slept peacefully through the night, each one with their own stories, their own histories and futures. It had been a long day. The Pegasus ponies had created a mighty storm earlier; huge, dark clouds hung above; thunder cracked across the skies and strong winds howled through the trees. It was a beautiful yet frightening sight to behold, and now, everypony needed a rest after the commotion. Luna just watched, as families slept in their stables, open fires crackled across the horizon, illuminating the land like fireflies as a cool breeze swept the land causing the flames to dance. She became lost in the beauty for hours, just watching in silence, as the fires danced for
The Moon Rises Chapter 1The Moon RisesThe Moon Rises Chapter 13 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
The Moon Rises Chapter 3The Moon RisesThe Moon Rises Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"And what is it that you are here for today, citizen?"
In the royal day courtroom there stood many ponies of all shapes and sizes, ranging from bulky earth ponies to slight pegasi to frail Unicorns all the way to the giant mixture of the previous three races, an Alicorn. Celestia sat on top of a regal and rich purple pillow on the side of the court away from the large doors that gave entrance to it. Next to her stood the green coated day captain, his posture rigid and his face plastered with a seemingly permanent smirk. On the other side of Celestia was her technically former student Starswirl who now spent his days acting mainly as her adviser and her chief spell maker. The rest of the courtroom was filled with various ponies who stood in various positions, some off to the side to observe while others formed a long line that reached the back of the giant and o
Cry for Eternity- Chapter 3Cry for Eternity- Chapter 33 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Lady Twilight Sparkle!"
That night had been dreamless for Twilight, almost mercifully so. It had allowed her a peaceful, uninterrupted rest. This morning, however, wasn't about to give her the same courtesy.
"Grmph... Who are you and what do you waaa- What in the name of-" Twilight unleashed an uncharacteristic string of obscenities as the unknown name-caller ripped open a pair of drapes, flooding the room with bright sunlight.
"Princess Luna may have ordered me to let you sleep in, but enough is enough, Lady Sparkle. You missed breakfast, you're late for your next appointment, and the Princess even raised the sun for you today!"
Twilight rolled over to glare at the clock on the wall; it was barely 9. This mare was beginning to get on her last nerve. "Fifteen hours ago I was in the hospital."
"A Princess does not make excuses, Lady Sparkle. If you are to be a Princess, you should begin acting like one immediately."
"Who are you again?"
"My name, Lady Sparkle, is S
The Moon Rises Chapter 2 Between PoniesThe Moon RisesThe Moon Rises Chapter 2 Between Ponies3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As was the case every day, the darkness of night began to shift into a lighter color as dawn began to rise. The midnight blue became baby blue and the stars slowly drifted from the view of anypony who may have been looking at them, the marvel of-
-the marvel of-
Perched atop her balcony as per usual, Luna rolled her eyes before turning to face her sister, a little perturbed that her moment had been interrupted. Celestia couldn't read the annoyance on her sister's face and went right on to speaking with her now that she had Luna's attention, inadvertently ignoring her sister's mood.
"Your constellations were quite the marvel last night Luna."
The princess of the night sighed and closed her eyes, exhaustion beginning to set in to her body after having crept in the whole afternoon and night before, "Why thank you Celestia,"
Faithless: Episode 4, The CelebrationFaithless: Episode 4, The Celebration3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What a head ache. It was as though Hero's head was being pierced by an iron spike. He rubbed his head, cringing in pain, as he sat up from his bed. Glancing out his window, he could see that he had been sleeping since the fight with Lord Vines. The moon was high and rested over storm clouds that had rolled in while Hero slept. But what happened? He couldn't recall anything after that freak of nature grabbed him with those fleshy tendrils. Maybe some fresh air would clear up this headache.
Hero groaned his way to the front door, his mane of brilliant stars a jungle of bedhead. He opened the fluffy gray cloud door and under a flash of lighting a cloaked mare rushed her head forward, planting a kiss filled with pent up emotion on Hero's lips. He pulled away from a stunned and now wide awake Hero. "Now be quiet and listen my hero." The deep blue mare, fluffed her wings, knocking rainwater out of her feathers. "The power you experienced that allowed you to defeat that creature was catylized
MLP BirthnightBirthnightMLP Birthnight3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Princess Luna lay on the balcony, staring at the moon she had just raised. Although she knew her nighttime was appreciated, still she felt darkness creep at the edges of her heart. It wasn't bitterness this time, no...she just felt so...alone. She sighed, lowering her eyes, trying to blink away the tears that began to form at her eyes.
Luna leapt to her hooves, turning. "Twilight Sparkle," she said, addressing the purple mare that stood before her. "We did not realise you were there. Is there something you need of us?" By long force of habit, she spoke in the royal plural, although she did not use the royal voice as she had at first.
"Not exactly," Twilight said, stepping onto the balcony with the princess. "Actually, three nights from now, my friends and I were going to hang out at Applejack's barn, and I was wondering if you might care to join us if you had the time?"
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!3 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
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #49, 50, 51!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #49, 50, 51!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#49) I had a phase that lasted a few months in which I "enjoyed" the Rule 34 aspect of the brony fandom, mostly just clopping at night a few times a week and only to the R34. I started to grow out of this phase about a month or two back, and now I am completely grown out of it. The R34 no longer interests me and I've stopped clopping to it. I feel mostly relieved because of this shift, but when I look back on my clopping phase, I am dragged down by guilt and sadness and can't help feeling that I am a horrible, perverted person and the bane of the fandom.
Am I a horrible person for having liked the R34 and having been a clopper? This fandom means a lot to me and I don't want to think I'm one of its "bad apples".
Answer: Welcome back. It's interesting that you went through a 'phase' normally the sort of people who would masturbate to ponies wouldn't just 'grow out' of it, and so it's interesting that you one day suddenly seemed to lose interest in that side of the f
Awakened the Spark of MagicAwakened the Spark of Magic3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Cutie Mark Poems
Ponies with Amorphis
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Awakened the Spark of Magic
I: The Gifted Child
Bedroom secured by wisdom
Book piles be my fortress
Candle lighting through the nights
I studied the ways of magic
Learned of the old knowledge and lore
Gathered my knowing of spells
and stories with the days gone by
Ever since seeing Her raise the Sun
I've had the thirst for learning more
Achieve my tasks, fulfill my dreams
Study under the greatest one
Days turned evenings as time flies
Taken in the endless books
Thousandfold of words in my mind
At last the day had arrived:
Prepared the best I could achieve
I walked the stairs to the tower
Under the shade of royal Sun
Enter the test, my gifted child
Show them the skills you withhold
If you're the one I've searched for
Try hatch the egg of old beast
Sadness and DiscoveriesMy name is Twilight Sparkle. I'm a unicorn with a strong ability for magic and a passion for literature. I'm 22 years old. I have a lavender coat and my mane is dark purple with a lighter purple streak running through it. My tail also matches my mane. My cutie mark is a series of starbursts representing my talent for magic and even though I got it as a filly, long before I met my best friends, I've often thought to myself that the five stars surrounding the larger, middle star, represent myself and my five friends.Sadness and Discoveries4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There's other things about myself I'd love to share but this story isn't about any of that and if I told you everything we wouldn't get to the reason why I'm talking to you.
This is the story of how I found myself in a relationship with a wonderful mare who has made me the happiest I've ever been. Yes, I said "mare", please don't call me a "filly-fooler", I don't like the term and neither does my marefriend. We're ponies, plain and simple.
I guess it all really started a thr
The Magic of LoveThe Magic of Love4 years ago in Romance More Like This
The afternoon light bathed the whole of Ponyville orange. Twilight and Rainbow were walking down a quiet forest path, contemplating years of friendship and what it truly meant. They looked at each other, afriad to tell the other how much they cared for the other. Dash cared... she cared a lot.
A cold wind blew through and Twilight shivered as the first signs of night began to appear, bathing the sky a delicate shade of blue. Dash noticed how cold she was and wrapped her wings around Twilight. Twilight blushed and gave Dash a small kiss.
Daskh could only smile. She didn't have to say anything, because she knew what she had to do. She kissed Twilight back and they stood that way for a few seconds, happy with what had just happened.
The walk back to the library was silent, yet held a world of meaning for Dash. She didn't need to say anything.
Gesturing with a hoof, Twilight invited Dash into the warm library.
Twilight looked at Dash, and Dash looked at Twilight. In those moments, Dash cou
Resentment - A Tale of SistersResentment - A Tale of Sisters3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The following is an EXCERPT. For the full story, go to Fimfiction.net: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59892
It's true, and it's hardly befitting the way a Princess of Equestria should feel. After all, my only sister is finally back. I should be happy. Overjoyed, even. But the truth is, as much as I love her, I was secretly happy when I sent her to the moon. And that makes me a bad sister.
Over a thousand years ago, Luna and I made a pact to protect Equestria together. The mare whose coat was as dark as the night would rule the moon. The mare whose coat was as bright as the day would rule the sun. We shared our rule not in terms of territory, but in terms of time. We would have equal power as co-rulers, even though she was the younger. Even though I was the wiser.
As the bright, lively avatar of the day, they sang praises of me. It was an amazing feeling
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 11My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Deep within the recesses of his fevered dreams, Boldheart struggled against the luring pull of death. Looming before him, all about him a great laughing form of smoke and darkness, sending fear tearing at his sanity with every turn. He would run one way, then another, his eyes searching for any escape from the terror that dogged his every step, outguessed his every move. He wasn't even sure how long he had been running from the dark shadow that sought to consume him.
Suddenly, a vast chasm seemed to open before him, rending the earth and cutting off his escape. Skidding to a stop right at the edge of the new abyss, he turned to look back at the darkness as it swelled about him like a tide. He couldn't tear his eyes away from the looming face, that seemed to form, like a wolf's, all fangs and blazing, cruel eyes. Scooting back as close to the edge of the cliff as he could, Boldheart screamed out, utter terror seizing his soul.
"There is no escape for you now, Bo
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #94, 95, 96!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #94, 95, 96!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#94) I went to a brony meet-up and I thought it was pretty good fun until we went to Toys R Us. I was sceptical about a bunch of guys (no girls went to the meet) going to the little girl's section of the shop so I kept my distance and I'm glad I did – everyone there except for me became really creepily obsessive about the toys and it was embarrassing to be seen with them in the shop. After we left (I didn't buy anything and the girl on the till seemed really freaked out by us) I kind of felt awkward being seen with them and when they sang a song from the show really loudly at Pizza Hut I wanted to go home fast. What do you make of this?
Answer: There is always the potential for this problem when meeting up with strangers based on a common interest: will you be as into it as they are? The issue becomes slightly more complex when the common interest is My Little Pony, because it's the sort of interest that a lot of people aren't comfortable discussing in great detail outsid
The Twilights of Spike's Heart Chapter FourThe Twilights of Spike's Heart Chapter Four3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Twilights of Our Hearts Chapter Four: Changes
Twilight slowly opened her eyes and groggily sat up in her bed. She let out a light yawn as she looked over to where Spike should be sleeping. To her surprise, the young dragon was nowhere to be seen, and what surprised her even more was the fact that his bed was already made. 'This is Different' she thought.
"Spike?" called the lavender mare.
Her only reply was silence.
"Spi-" she began to call again, but quickly she realized where he must be. A slight frown began to form on her face as she let out a soft sigh. 'He's at Rarity's house' she thought, 'I guess I really did upset him last night.'
Slowly the lavender unicorn began to trot towards the door, with the same depressed look on her face. As she walked, her sad eyes never left the ground. "I'm sorry Spike," she whispered.
Suddenly, a scent of lemon and toast
Ten Reasons Rainbow Dash is sexyOne.she's got rainbow hairTen Reasons Rainbow Dash is sexy3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Two. she's a pony
Three. shes got rainbow hair.
Four. she's also a Pegasus
Five. shes got rainbow hair
Six. rainbow hair
Seven. rainbow hair
Eight. shes kick ass
Nine. rainbow hair
Ten. rainbow hair
Comfort in LeavingComfort in Leaving3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight Sparkle cracked open her eyes to the loving and caring gaze of a mentor who had seen everything that there was to be seen. The corners of her mouth moved up slightly, her old and wrinkled face scrunching up as she used what energy she had to give a smile. Princess Celestia sat next to her, a weak smile upon her lips. Twilight lay in the bed she had since her first arrival in Ponyville, the springs still holding strong and keeping her comfortable during her last moments in reality. She just lie there most of the days, so weak that she couldn't even lift a book to her eyes to read the philosophy that it may offer her fading mind. The one thing she enjoyed, she could no longer do, and she just lay motionless in bed, sleeping through most days and only waking to use the restroom with the help of a nurse.
The other elements had passed on years before, and as they passed on, Twilight could feel a small part of herself die along with them. It was as if they carried a part of her life
With the Wings of a DreamerWith the Wings of a Dreamer3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
Ponies with Amorphis
[click here for the accompanying song]
With the Wings of a Dreamer
Above me I see the sky
I observe its wonders
My heroes' paths which to follow
I'll walk on the highest clouds
Where the rainbows were created
Not carried on back
But by my own strength
One day I will fly
One day my wings embrace the sky
I'll ride the wind and rise high to the clouds
I'll rise and make my path
My mark on the Heaven's Vault
Dreaming I plan my ways
The deeds I'll fulfill
When older I can reach the sky
Determined growing heart
Will train for the future
Friends by my side
My wings will raise my dreams
One day I will fly
One day my wings embrace the sky.
Follow my heroes and carve my own path
Carried by dreamer's wings
I'll soar in the Heaven's Vault.
Oath of The New Lunar RepublicOath of The New Lunar Republic3 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
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #64, 65, 66!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #64, 65, 66!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#64) I'm at college and my room-mate doesn't know that I like MLP. I'm embarrassed to mention it to him, but it's a problem because I can't draw or watch ponies with him in the room...which is all the time. What advice do you have for me?
Answer: I think you should be at an age now where you should be accepted for your inoffensive interests. He probably has his own interests that could be seen as embarrassing. You're living together for the foreseeable future, and so it's not healthy to keep something to yourself that you want to be a part of. It won't be much fun spending an entire year, or perhaps longer, hiding your interest and avoiding drawing and so on.
Don't make an effort to 'tell' him: that's making it more important than it needs to be. Just do what you usually do draw ponies and watch the episodes on Youtube or whatever. If he asks what you're watching, again, don't go overboard. Announcing that you're a 'brony' is unnecessary. Just say that it's a show