Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#73) My best bro and I have been bronies for a while now. I would never bring up being a brony on purpose to anyone who didn't know. But now we're doing a project in Literature class, and my friend is doing his on how he became a brony. I don't think it's a good idea. In fact, I find it embarrassing. What should I do?
Answer: This is something that seems to happen reasonably often people become big fans of "Friendship is Magic", and then fancy teaching the world to sing by shedding light on it in a class. And while you could argue that older individuals liking the show is an interesting point of observation, it's not particularly academic (not in terms of literature, at least) and so a presentation on it doesn't seem appropriate in general for that type of class.
It might be because I'm in the UK, but I know for a fact that if I presented on MLP in one of my university seminars I wouldn't be taken seriously by the teacher or the students. We tend to do
Twilight: Puppet or PonyTwilight: Puppet or Pony2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Twilight: Puppet or Pony
A tribute to: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Healing Pony POV Series by alexwarlorn
In darkness, a voice called.
(So the outside is done. And it is a perfect match. Now it is time to add knowledge about Chaos.)
There was so much Chaos. Who are you?
(Me? I am Discord, Spirit of Chaos and Dis just call me Discord. I never tried this one before. The next step is to add what I know about Twilight, well most of it.)
(Get ready; now it will be your time to shine.)
I was standing on grass before a giant blackboard. I knew that my student would arrive within seconds. I was happy to teach her something about Chaos.
There she was: A Draconequus/Pegasus hybrid, one of her kind, Fluttercruel.
I walked forward with a smile. She looked like she wants to say something. I waited for her question.
Instead she asked Discord.
Polaris #1: Fantasy ZonePolaris #1: Fantasy Zone3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight Sparkle had never run so fast in her life--not that she had lived very long.
She ran across green hills and plains, leaving Canterlot Castle and its festivities behind her. She expected to become short of breath any second, but it never happened.
Soon she could see a house in the distance. As it drew closer, she could see a white unicorn looking out the second story window.
He didn't notice her. He was probably studying the castle guards from a distance again. He'd always told her that he wanted to be one someday.
She went into the house, up the stairs, and bolted through the door to his room.
Shining Armor quickly noticed her voice and looked behind himself. When he realized what the both of them were in for, he held out his hooves. "Twilight! Slow down!"
"Wha?... oh, no!"
She planted her own hooves to stop, but it was too late. She skidded and crashed into him with considerable force, the impact causi
A Captain's LegacyA Captain's Legacy2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Captain's Legacy
Shining stared up at the oak door that towered above him. It was a normal door, no different than a typical door one would find inside a house. But given the contents stored away behind it, it had an unusually grand feel to it, and Shining couldn't help but feel dwarfed in its shadow.
The old grandfather clock down the hall let out twelve loud booms.
It was noon. The high sun's rays shone through a nearby window and across Shining's stationary, white frame. It warmed his fur while he kept his blue eyes locked on the door.
His parents always said how the attic held an eclectic assortment of things, from old music records to hardcover books that hadn't been opened since his grandparents lived in the house a decade before.
Shining imagined his deceased grandfather, the stallion with the amputated hoof and a pair of wild, yet kind, eyes. Shining imagined his still-alive grandmother, the sweet mare that would always have a batch of cookies at her house for him and
Guardian of the Solar PathGuardian of the Solar Path3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
Ponies with Amorphis
[ Click here for the accompanying song]
Guardian of the Solar Path
Ancient is the course of Sun
Olden are its kind, warming beams
Awaking the world for each day
When rising over horizon
For the new journey
Shine, give your light above their homes
In care of princess white
Gently leading her Sun
Above the tranquil sky
Mother's smile shines with the child
Caressing their days
As she watches over her child
Guarding its path (the solar path)
Guiding their daily lives with love
Follow the trail 'til eventide arrives
Let them enjoy the peaceful night with Moon
Reach out the ethereal
O, Princess Daylight
Radiant in life
Lighting their daily paths
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 6Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 6: Swords and Spells
Andromeda sat in her room alone, reviewing the final draft of her work for the tenth time. For several months, every word, formula, and footnote had been analyzed to the most minor detail, but she continued to hover over it. She knew that this kind of obsession was unhealthy, but there was something inside her that compelled her to keep going, like a whisper in the deepest part of her mind.
In the old scrolls that she had found seemingly forever ago, the work of Twilight Sparkle laid before her, daring her to do better and live up to the expectations the world had for the daughter of an Equestrian legend. No matter how hard Andromeda worked to become a respected scientist, it was never enough. In the Academy, many resented her for her relationship with heroes and royalty, and most of her colleagues said that she had only been inducted because of her connections rather than her intelligence and skill. Even her own professors seemed unfair in their
MLP: Ponyville: The Next Generations: Chapter FivePonyville:MLP: Ponyville: The Next Generations: Chapter Five3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Next Generations
Mayor Glasseye was in no merry mood that evening. The lines around his face and under his eyes, the bulging glass one especially, showed it. He hardly even nursed the tall open can of cider he held in his hooves. His political life was currently on the line. Twilight Sparkle, that bitch, was closing in on him in the polls and no matter how hard he tried to divert or kill them off, journalists and cops were digging further into his connections. As Election Day drew closer, the incumbent mayor of Ponyville became more stressful at the increasingly apparent and strong possibility of losing his seat of power, and all the additional power and wealth that he attached with it.
He sat across the long dining table in the hollow, dust-gathering dining room of Diamond Manor. The owner of the manor was sat at the far end and her guards stationed by the doors on the inside of the room and out, and the only other pony sitting down in the dinin
OvertureOverture2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I’ll never forget the day I first saw her. Never. Best thing that ever happened in my life.
I know you’re thinkin’ to yourself ‘How’d somepony like you end up with somepony like her? How did this whole shebang start?' Well, that’s what I’m gonna tell ya. And it's not the sort of thing you'd expect.
Pull up a seat and let Auntie Vi spin you a story... Okay, so there I was one day, wanderin’ down a street, not really doin’ anything at all - just chillin' y'know? Enjoyin' the weather, that sorta thing. Then suddenly I hear this quiet sound, just barely loud enough for my ears to pick up. Sounded kinda like one of them violin things but deeper. At the time I thought it was a kinda neat sound - might make for a good sample to use in my next mix. Something new. Something original. Something to make the next crowd's heads turn. So I go follow it, right? And the sound picks up further as I sea
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too - FinaleRainbows Can Be Lonely Too - Finale2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too - Finale
By: DolphinBuster starring: Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash
It had been probably more then an hour that we've just been walking. Chatting about the randomness things. Things like Flight Camp, the random picnics we shared together, flying, but mostly importantly; it was just us talking about fond memories.
I had no idea what time it was, but I didn’t care. Me and Fluttershy haven't talked like this in like, forever. There was something different about her today. She seemed a little more open then usual, a little more…confident in herself. Whenever we’d share eye contact she’d blush, but would continue staring right at me. I swear, it was like she was staring into my soul; unraveling all of my secrets, secrets I don’t want anypony to know; secrets that only Fluttershy has permission to know. Cause, secretly I love her. She just doesn't know it…yet.
We stopped in the centre of what seemed to be the field that never e
As the Wheel TurnsAs the Wheel Turns2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As the Wheel Turns
Snips and Snails were dripping sweat as they struggled to drag along the heavy wooden cart that dug into the ground. The cart plowed up the dirt and left a sizable trench in its wake. They looked at one another, tired and worn out from pulling the new tyrant of ponyville to the edge of the forcefield. They stopped for a moment to take a quick break. As soon as they had stopped, a glowing red whip snapped at their backsides from mid-air.
"Pull you fools!" the whip snapped it at them twice more. "Somepony set off the magic forcefield and Trixie intends to punish them!" shouted Trixie as she prepared to whip her subjects once more for good measure. She did not have to go through with the final whip, as the two simpletons had begun to move twice as fast as they previously were. Snips craned his head back towards the unrelenting whip wielder.
"But wouldn't it be faster if we had some wheels?" he asked nervously, his voice higher than usual.
Trixie's head snapped up and he
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 10Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 102 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 10: Cutie Mark Criss-cross (First draft. Final version in the works)
Bucky's eyesight remained blurry as he looked around, desperately hoping to find something or somepony who could help him. He was in a room of some sort, but felt too nauseous to tell whose it was. His chest heaved with difficulty with each gasp of air becoming more shallow than the last while something clung tightly on his throat. His hoof grasped his neck to feel his Cutie Mark Crusader's cape. He had forgotten that he had put it on, but now it was choking him. Grasping at the knot, he tore it off, flooding oxygen into his lungs. He coughed loudly and painfully, gasping for a while before he sunk his head back to the cold floor. Taking the moment to catch his breath, his green eyes darted around, searching his surroundings. He was inside a small warm bedroom, not the cool basement where he once was. Stuffed animals surrounded him from all sides, their glass eyes watching his every move and motion an
Our Little CelestiaOur Little Celestia2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My Little Pony is a trademark of Hasbro Inc.
A fable loosely inspired by My Little Dashie. A tragic tale about the dangers of allowing dogma to be an excuse for persecuting others who may be different and have attributes and gifts that are not understood. Warning: The content of this story may be ideologically sensitive to some readers.
Our Little Celestia
They say that time heals all wounds. But that's not true. Sometimes, time only causes the wound to fester—to become infected and burn with the fire of loss.
I have told this story at least a hundred times. And every time is like opening the wound afresh and pouring salt into it. So now, I write it down on paper so that those who wish to hear the tale may read of it. For I will never tell this story again.
It was the year 1903, and dust roared across the vast farm fields of Missouri. In those days, I was the head of a small family owned farm in a rural community. The summer h
MLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter FourMLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter Four2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A Changeling stallion, wearing a decorated general’s uniform collapsed to the decorative carpeted floor. He writhed about like a snake being stepped upon, screaming horrifically in sheer agony and kicking his legs wildly in the air in all directions. His hooves lashed at the sides of his head, tearing up the fur and flesh with long trails of blood dripping from the wounds. The wretched creature looked like he was undergoing an exorcism.
Sitting around the small, dimly lit room were a large group of Changelings, a mixture of stallions and mares, dressed either in similar grey uniform, each wearing a varying collection of medals and pins, or the muted kimonos befitting politicians. This was the Changeling Army General Staff, convening within the stronghold of the royal palace. All of them sat with the silent demeanour and perfect posture of statues, not one of them twitching at the sight of the suffering officer or his agonizing cries.
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.4Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.42 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.4
By: DolphinBuster starring: Fluttershy and Rarity
The small critters scurried from place to place around my cottage as I rested on the sofa, by a nice cozy fire. It had been a hard few days, with the storm and being stranded in a cave alone with Rainbow Dash. The thought always seemed to send a shiver down my spine, and my mind would get all disoriented. All my thoughts becoming about, her. Why couldn't I shake these feelings off? Why am I crushing on my filly hood friend? What if Rainbow Dash found out will she hate me, will we stop being friends? The answer to those questions, were unknown.
What is there to like about me anyway? I'm just a shy, quiet, fearful pony, that cant even fly more then twenty feet off the ground unless somepony was with me. Rainbow is the complete opposite of me. Shes brave, tough, a great flier, good looking, has a beautiful mane, a nice tone body, and the way her eyes sparkle when she l
The Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-WellThe Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-Well2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
She is the masked superhero Alicorn, or Winged Unicorn, of Equestria who originates from Ponyville, using a cape and wide-brim hat to hide her wings and horn.
Her uniform was designed by Rarity, which was originally used to teach Rainbow Dash a lesson in humility and grace. She is best known for the powers used by her four secret identities: Twilight Sparkle’s Magic, Applejack’s Athleticism, Fluttershy’s Wing Power, and Pinkie Pie’s Pinkie Sense. Because Rarity was only the designer of the uniform, not an actual wearer, her powers will not be taken into account.
Because Mare-Do-Well’s powers originate from four different ponies, these ponies will be analyzed by their best attributes, combining them into one pony, that pony being the Mysterious Mare-Do-Well.
Twilight is the Top Graduate of Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns, being picked by the Royal Princess herself as her Personal Protégé. As a filly, she was
Polaris #4: Mad WorldPolaris #4: Mad World2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight Sparkle hadn't run this fast since she was a filly.
She rounded the spiral stairs of Canterlot Castle, gasping and desperate, until she reached her library workshop. Her chest heaved and hurt from the nonstop running, but she pushed it aside to concentrate on the task at hand.
They'd called her mad. They'd said she was depraved. They'd said she was messing with powers beyond her reach.
Unfortunately, for once, it seemed that "they" were right.
Wasting no time, she willed several books off of the massive shelves. They opened and spun around her. Twilight's eyes were lightning, moving across several turning pages in mere seconds. Her mind moved almost as frantically.
It should have worked, it should should have worked, it should have worked! None of this should have happened! I checked everything! I dotted my Is, crossed all the Ts, carried all the ones, seriously what happened here-
"There she is!" she heard a voice cry out from the hallway.
One Bad Apple told entirely in rhymeApplebloom starts us off by hiding in an armoire,One Bad Apple told entirely in rhyme2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She's getting ready to greet a cousin who has traveled in from afar.
Applejack rolls her eyes and tells her not to stress,
while Applebloom dirties her room with all manner of dress.
The pair arrive at the Friendship Express station,
The crusaders arrive and bounce with anticipation.
The crusaders plan out what persuasion they'll need,
and the train finally arrives with the cargo of Babs Seed.
For Babs the crusaders try to meet every need and service,
But upon being swarmed the other filly seems nervous.
They take her to the clubhouse and show her around,
but a positive reaction just cannot be found.
So they bring her outside to show her their float,
But Diamond and her toady show up to gloat.
They point out Babs has a blank flank as well,
but all thoughts of Babs being a crusader she does quickly quell.
She turns on Applebloom and her crusading pals,
She makes fun of their club and joins the other gals.
Babs then shows almost no self-c
Derpy Hooves Hero of Epsilon 2Derpy Hooves Hero of Epsilon 23 years ago in Humor More Like This
There really is only one thing you should idolize. Me the Muffin Queen. Gather around as I tell you the tale of how I Derpy Hooves the TWC Muffin Queen became the Hero of Epsilon 2.
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I have been a great renowned hero especially in the days of yore. For in 1823, I Derpy Hooves came to the planet of Epsilon 2, where the citizens were in an epic war against the evil muffin race. The battles between both sides were of epic proportions. Thousands would appear on the field of battle, and millions (sometimes billions) would die on that same battlefield. After 100's of years the war had come to an end. It was absolutely horrific. Trillions died, humans and muffins alike. But it was the muffins who won the great epic Human-Muffin War, and thus they enslaved the beaten humans. The dastardly cruel muffins would force the humans to produce muffin offspring. Under Muffin Law, the humans were banned from eating fruits, vegetables, breads and pastries. The humans were tortured
The Force of Dreams, PrologueThe Force of Dreams, Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight raced around her library. Her eyes darted up and down every shelf, scanning the spines of the books. Rolls of parchment lay strewn all over the floor as she added more and more books to the large circular table that dominated the floorspace.
"Not this one. Not this one either... Not this one too!" Twilight whispered to herself as she opened book after book, flipping through all the pages in a matter of seconds before tossing it into a random area of the library.
The knocking on the door went unheard as Twilight continued to dash through the various rooms, reading any and every tome, bit of parchment or scroll that she could lay her hooves on.
The knocks grew impatient. Soon they were loud, slamming bucks of sturdy hooves. Twilight, who was nose-deep in An Almanac of Ausneighlian Animals, jerked her head in surprise.
"The door's open!" she shouted.
The hinges gave a tired squeak as a cyan pegasus took a few tentative steps in. A loud slamming noise erupted from the floor above,
Alice of Human Sacrifice English Singable Lyrics"Once, long ago, there was a little dream.Alice of Human Sacrifice English Singable Lyrics2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Nobody knew who had dreamed it- that's how little it was.
This made the little dream sad. The little dream thought to itself,
"I don't want to disappear like this. How can I make people dream me?"
The little dream thought and thought, and finally, came up with a plan.
"I will make people come to me. They will create my world."
The first of the four Alices was a lady in red
A gallant woman of the Spade, she slashed her way ahead
A defiant glint in her eyes and a sword in her hand
A red trail of blood followed her into the Wonderland
Ah, but the first Alice wasn't to last long
She was imprisoned in the forest for her wrongs
And if it wasn't for the blood trail left behind
No one would have ever known that she had been alive...
The second of the Alices was a frail man of blue
His eyes shone like Diamonds when he sang out his tune
His song was a vicious lie, but it was all he had
Soon he captivated many people in the land
Ah, but this new Alice si
Rainbows Can Be Lonely TooRainbows Can Be Lonely Too2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too
By: DolphinBuster starring: Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy
I held in a growl watching Fluttershy panic in fear as she tried another loop. That pegasus is such a scaredy pony. It had been just about the same thing for the past hour or so. I'd demonstrate the trick Fluttershy would try, she'd panic, fall down, and whimper how sorry she was for failing. She's a pony that you can't seem to stay mad at, but she could be really aggravating at times, though.
Seriously though, I shouldn't be complaining. I was the one that had taken a day off weather duty to spend some time with Fluttershy and teach her a trick or two. But all she seemed to learn so far was a half loop, and how to fall without breaking anything.
Fluttershy sat on the ground, shaking her mane to cover her face. She was obviously embarrassed.
"Its okay, Fluttershy. You put in a great effort. It just takes practice." I had to hold back a choke at grea
Dual Melody Chapter OneDual Melody Chapter One1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“I have the same dream every night.” The room is dark and the only thing to be herd is the gentle breathing next to me, I feel the soft fur of the hooves that hold me, and I feel her warm body against mine. These are no comfort to the nightmare rattling in my brain. In the dream, that dream I have every night since we met and I fell in love with her that mare I love, I awake as my true self. The cold, insect like monster pony kind has come to fear. We feed off of love and affection. We hide in plane sight, we are the Changelings and we must feed. I awake like that wrapped in her loving hooves and then I turn to see the look of shock, horror and hatred on her face. “We can never be together” I mutter in my sleep, tossing and turning. BE-BEEP! BEEEEP! BE-BEEP! BEEEEP! The alarm rings on, swiftly I get out of bed leaving her alone and cold. Rushing to the bath room I check my reflection in the mirror for what feels like the millionth time.
Chapter One: Cursed Birth (MLP)Chapter One: Cursed Birth (MLP)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They had to admit, the scarlet beam of light from the moon was more than unusual and they felt as if they needed to run, not knowing what was going to happen. But their curiosity kept their hooves all but glued to the ground as they stared in awe. But what was to come next, was something they never expected to happen. True that they had seen many things in this land seeing as magic and mythical creature existed, but this, something like this was just unheard of. From that bloody ray of light there were sparks, almost as if electricity was forming in that one spot, but with a closer eye it was forming something else, something more.
Their eye stayed on the sparks, the little flicks of light dancing and growing brighter, almost blindingly brighter until it was too much to bear before it was an explosion. The air split with the sound of thunder as dust filled the surroundings. An erry wave of red light washed over the area, only to fade slowly as the bloody moon changed color to that oh s