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
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
The Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-WellThe Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-Well3 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 World3 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.
As the Wheel TurnsAs the Wheel Turns3 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. 103 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
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.4Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.43 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
Filling the VoidFilling the Void4 years ago in Romance More Like This
After the Apple family's loss of Applejack Apple Bloom spent less time with the Cutie Mark Crusaders and more at home with her brother. Losing Granny Smith and Applejack made the workload on the farm so hard that even Big Macintosh had little time for his only sister. No matter how hard she tried she couldn't get over thinking it might have been her fault had she not been out during a storm. Now all she has has left is her older brother.
"Mornin Apple Bloom."
"No... Five more minutes."
"Heh nope it's almost eight o-clock and we can't you bein late again." Big Macintosh proceeded towards the hallway.
Apple Bloom rolled out of bed ever so slowly her head felt a bag of rocks weighing her down. Each step toward the hallway became smaller until she passed her sisters old room and let out a long sigh, "mornin AJ..."
Suddenly the aroma of something baked caught her attention and made her trot faster towards the kitchen. "Oh Apple Bloom you're up, here I made breakfest." Rainbow Das
Dark Woods Circus Singable TranslationDeep in the woods, far in the back that wayDark Woods Circus Singable Translation3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
There's a circus kids have been known to stray
To, it's not far, and you'll be welcomed in
By a huge man, ten meters tall, huge grin!
All of the acts laugh lots and smile at you
But they all are quite the strange looking crew
But it's so fun! So drop by and see them,
Dark Woods Circus, I'll show you, take my hand!
One body that's shared by two kids' heads
A broken, blind diva given goat legs
The dark blue hair of an insane boy who loves
Eating his old friends cold and dead
"Is there any reason I'd have to live when I've been used, bruised, made disgusting like this?
And why do they all peer into the holes of the cloth, on rot that now covers my face?"
"It hurts so bad, oh, it hurts so bad and, no She said it, listen to her talk
But still we must continue this circus, forever and ever, we can't ever stop!"
"Cos it's so much fun, it's all so much fun! Let them hear you say that this circus is fun,
Or this poison fruit they'll pour o
It's Okay to be a BronyIt's Okay to be a Brony3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It's Okay to be a Brony
There are plenty of reasons why a guy would want to hide the fact that he is a brony. But one should not have to hide who they are because of what others will think. I came to this realization about a month ago. I am tired of hiding who I am, I'm a brony dammit, and proud of it!
The breath left my body as the fist drove hard into my stomach. My eyes crossed as I took a blow to the face. Now on my knees, I lifted my arms up in an attempt to shield myself from the brutal beating. I would have called for help, but they followed me from school. Why do people get bullied for being different or liking something that someone else doesn't?
"Keep out of our way girly boy," sneered the larger as he kicked me real hard in the ribs. "We would hate to accidentally hit a girl."
"What a loser," the other chimed in. "What kind of guy likes my little pony? I'm totally telling everyone about this," he chuckled as he snapped a picture of me on his phone.
They left laughing
Alice of Human Sacrifice English Singable Lyrics"Once, long ago, there was a little dream.Alice of Human Sacrifice English Singable Lyrics3 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
A Captain's LegacyA Captain's Legacy3 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
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.
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
Unison #2: Making A SplashUnison #2: Making A Splash3 years ago in Romance More Like This
What was I thinking?
A star-adorned tiara plopped onto Twilight Sparkle's bed.
It all looked to so good in my head! The actual outfit even looked good! At least to me... but I'm no designer, am I?
Two oversized, star-plastered sets of earrings and bows followed.
And the whole time, I pushed her to make it. Constantly correcting her over the most minor of details, forcing her to abandon her design sensibilities, and being ungrateful about a dress that she had offered to make me for free!
That dress, cluttered with animal and constellation designs, joined her jewelry on the bed with a soft ploomf. Twilight looked at the ensemble, only now finally able to see it for the trainwreck it was.
Whew. Back to some semblance of sanity. But the damage is already done. It's my fault. I asked for this, and I got exactly what I wanted... at the expense of a good friend's image. Maybe even her career. I'm the absolute worst.
She walked out of her bedroom and d
Twilight: Puppet or PonyTwilight: Puppet or Pony3 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.
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
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
The Fight over EnvyOne hand grabbed his right wrist. Envy felt himself being tugged to one side, his dark eyes widening fractionally.The Fight over Envy3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"He's mine! He said so!" Wrath shouted.
Another hand gripped his left upper arm. He was jerked back the other way.
"Did not!" Greed snorted, eyes flashing at the younger Homunculus. "I had him long before you, short stuff!"
Wrath yanked Envy the other way. "Yeah, but he likes me better!" he yelled.
"He does not!" Greed snapped, pulling Envy back to the left.
"You know!" Envy yelled as he was yanked two ways at once. "He's right here! You can ask him!!"
"Okay, then," Greed said, smirking smugly at Wrath. "Who do you like better, Envy? Who would you rather go with? Me or Pipsqueak?"
"It's either me or Shark Tooth over there," Wrath said, wrapping both of his arms around Envy's.
"I like me better," Envy said, trying to pull away.
"That isn't an option!!" Greed and Wrath both yelled.
Envy heaved a massive sigh. "You two are acting like stubborn
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 11Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 113 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 11: Shelter (First draft. Final version in the works)
The sun continued to rise slowly in the morning chill and the frigid draft of the wind blew through the apple trees of the Apple family. The rumble of thunder echoed in the distance while it whistled around Radiance, making her want to curl into a tight ball. She couldn't hear anything, open her eyes, or move more than a little, but she could feel the bitterness of the breeze down to her bones. Her body shivered and her mind could not think of anything but the cold, as if ice had frozen her in place. Slowly, her senses began to return, and only when the crackle of a small fire could be heard and felt did she relax. Her heavy eyes opened narrowly, watching the blurred movements of the amber sparks in front of her. Their dim glowing air patterns danced before her before rising up into the air and disappearing in the small plume of grey smoke. A figure poked at the smoldering wood, keeping it alive and preventing the w
MLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter ThreeMLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter Three2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The gardens of the royal palace were first built some 300 years ago, under the order of King Cocoon. They were a gift for his new wife, the beautiful Queen Consort, Vespa, who he knew adored flowers, especially those of the rare calibre. The new gardens became home to the kingdom’s prettiest and rarest plant life, all for the queen and her family’s eyes alone. As years passed, they took on the characteristics of the more traditional styles of Changeling gardens, and eventually divided up into a large modern ornate complex to accommodate them. Today, few creatures outside the palace have seen such an awe-inspiring pocket of the world for themselves.
“Stay on my back, Princess,” Cerci told her as they trekked their way down the garden path which had been covered in a blanket of freshly fallen snow. A nasty chill was in the air, turning the koi ponds’ surfaces into solid ice. The nanny wore several layers (with a satchel
A new life in Baltimare - Dolce and Oscura (2)A new life in Baltimare - Dolce and Oscura Part 2A new life in Baltimare - Dolce and Oscura (2)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hm, it's only been a day or so after our arrival into Baltimare, yet it feels like we're already part of it. It's Sunday. I wonder what will happen today. Guess I think about a lot of things when I wake up. It took me a few minutes to brush my mane but I like how it gives me time to recap all these things in my head.
I walked out of the bathroom. There were still a few boxes next to the couch. Maybe we'll unpack them later. We still haven't settled in completely. I went to the kitchen and reached for two bowls from one of the cupboards. I placed them on the round table, filled them with some 'Captain Choc' cereal and found some spoons. Should I drink some coffee? Nah. Breakfast is served then.
I sat down, poured the milk over the little guys and filled my mouth with them. I read through some of the past letters in case I had forgotte
Trinity of Time Interlude (1): The Passage of TimeTrinity of Time Interlude (1): The Passage of Time3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Fate is unpredictable; whether things work out or not, we have no way of knowing. When our dreams do come true, when fate does work in our favor, we do nothing more than to savor the moment. However, few, if not none, of us truly think of what we have set in motion. Each dream must have a legacy, no matter how small and insignificant it may seem in the moment. Nobody knows what the future reserves for us, nor do they know just how their works will be viewed as, or interpreted.
The great minds of the past were not always hailed as scientific geniuses. Gallopleo, now viewed as the father of "modern science," was once considered a horrible heretic. Celestia wasn't always as reliable as she is now in Lavender's time. It certainly isn't easy to carry the weight of immortality. Even if she has lived longer than anypony else, the Princess wasn't born smart. She learned much from the past thousand years, and will always keep learning more about her world, about her kingdom.
Even as immortals,