Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#79) As a woman should I be worried that the people that run our fandom are guys primarily (example: Equestria Daily)? I must say I was a bit offended when I saw sexualized ponies getting featured.
Answer: This is a fantastic question, because it's so multi-faceted and it raises genuine points about larger issues that exist in society. Despite feminism and suffrage, and policies that increasingly purport to grant women greater levels of equality, women are still marginalized in a lot of circumstances.
It's fair to say that Equestria Daily is a male-run website. You have the occasional female admin (Phoe springs to mind) but naturally, Sethisto is the dominating force of the website, and, I imagine, the one with the power to accept and veto the overall decisions that Equestria Daily makes. A simple glance over the site suggests that it's run by men, for men: you can quite frequently see images of ponies in 'sexualised' poses, and on more than one occasion they've linked t
A death of a Cutie Mark Crusader part 1For a little while the harsh winter has brought icy cold winds and layers of snow onto Ponyville making it almost unbearable to even step hoof outside without feeling as if you were to freeze into an ice cube. Luckily today the sun's rays glistened off the white snow in front of Rarity's Carousel Boutique and throughout the town making it a very pleasant day. The ponies of Ponyville were hard at work preparing for the long winter to come as the sound of snow and ice crunching under the steel plows pulled by the stallions could be heard in the distance. All throughout Ponyville the smell of warm freshly cooked hot chocolate and tea emitting from Sugarcube Corner, could be smelled from a mile away.A death of a Cutie Mark Crusader part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At Rarity's Carousel Boutique, we find an energetic little filly eager to get over and spend the night at Apple Bloom's with Scootaloo. Sweetie Belle quickly grabbed her saddle bag and cape, put on her winter boots and scarf and bolted out the door without saying goodbye to her sister Rarity w
When the Autumn LeavesWhen the Autumn Leaves3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Equestrian Year
Ponies with Sonata Arctica
[Click here for the accompanying song]
When the Autumn Leaves
The wind brings signs of colder mornings,
Prolonging dusk surpasses the light,
Gone are those days:
Summertime of warmth and laughing,
Summer's time to slumber now
(For) some time
Reaped the harvest, filled the stocks,
Found the scarves and boots from loft,
Gathered firewood to keep our hearths lit and lively.
You can see how the time of green is gone:
Its course is old and fading, losing its vividness.
Months of winter holding near,
We are watching the autumn leaves
Glowing bright in their gilded colors.
Season of work after the summer growth:
Memories of the vivid days still in mind.
Season of change before the winter rest:
Painted world before the snow-white veil.
Bid your fa
LIF Worst Film Intro[N is in his office, writing a short story. Marceline approaches the entrance of Gate-Way.]LIF Worst Film Intro3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
N: [Monologue] Nighttime, it's usually a peaceful time when humans can just sleep. What if sleep is something you cannot do on a count of my insomnia. I think I haven't slept in years, I think. How I'm still sane, led alone alive is a mystery. The bright side of continuous insomnia is that at least it allows me to write my short stories which I use to pay for this house and other moderate necessities I indulge myself with.
[N hears Marceline entering his house.]
N: Suddenly, peace of mind requires requiem.
[Marceline enters N's office.]
Marceline: Hey N, did you hear about that bon fire happening?
N: Yeah, I saw a flier.
Marceline: So, what are you doing?
N: My job. I'm writing a short story about a 14 year old who buys a hooker on his birthday.
Marceline: Let me guess, Larry Clarke inspired?
N: Read me like a book. I suppose you want me to attend the bonfire right?
N: [Monologue] If
Princess Luna HaikuPrincess Luna's heartPrincess Luna Haiku3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Is always bound by the dark
Unless she is loved
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
Derpy HaikuA wonder is sheDerpy Haiku3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
A pony of novelty
Whose name is Derpy
Rainbows Can Be Lonely TooRainbows Can Be Lonely Too3 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
The Mane Six Play: Slender - Part 3The Mane Six Play: Slender - Part 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
...And there, standing motionless behind them, was THE SLENDERPONY.
In a quick frenzy of action, Applejack ran for the door, Rarity close behind, as Rainbow Dash grabbed Fluttershy and flew around it and out of the window, while Twilight teleported to the front of the library.
And through all of this, the tall pony with no face simply stood there. But as the six ponies fled, he reached upwards... and in a single swift motion, yanked off his head, revealing a benevolent and highly amused face and a flowing rainbow mane.
Princess Celestia walked slowly towards the monitor, opening a document in Minisoft Letter, to write a brief message to her student.
Dear Twilight Sparkle,
I hope that this message finds you in good health. It was slightly disconcerting when you ran away from me, is everything alright? Please reply swiftly, because I had hoped to show you my costume for this year's Nightmare
Obsessed Eyes of a Dark Heart: Crystal EmpireObsessed Eyes of a Dark Heart: Crystal Empire3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
On this day of Sombra's return, Willow Darkshire was in ruins struggling with her inner self of pure evil Blackthorn. She was thrashing all throughout her home going near mental in her efforts to fight her off, but as Sombra makes his way to the empire Blackthorn presses Darkshire with a vendetta level of might.
"Sombra, please stop hurting me. Stop, please. Oh...!" said Darkshire as her dredged up memory runs through her head.
She starts crying and Lastbreath's voice echoes in the distance. She runs and hits her head multiple times to let Blackthorn go away, it fails to work. Darkshire becomes weak and is ready to give as Blackthorn's magic isolates her.
"Stop fighting me! Let me out you foal." said Lastbreath with glowing white eyes staring at Darkshire.
Darkshire caves in and out as her will power inside her sputters to less than a crawl, she is losing in her fight exponentially. As Sombra makes his way in at that moment Darkshire completely fades as Blackthorn rises from her shadow
Two SistersTwo Sisters3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
One who rises the sun
One who rises the moon
Share power equally
For yet a struggle is brewing.
not among these two sisters
but the struggle is among the people.
One side for the day
One side for the Night.
nothing but a arguement
until one eveing between the setting of the sun and the rising of the moon
a fight that will involve two sisters
both holding love for each other
until that fight.
the one that controls the moon heard the please of the people
her heart clouded in their judgement
Evil did she turn
Her older sister
one who rises the Sun
Pleaded to her but her please fell on death ears
Basinshment did happen
for many moons the sister of the night was never seen
Until one night she came back
the act of six brave people cleared her heart
forever given by her sister
she return to rule the night
with her sister their to help.
Two sisters who rule a kingdom
Peace is all everyone knows now
but will that peace last
for their are people who want the nigh
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
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#101) Why do so many bronies lie about their gender? So many (guys) pretend to be girls and it's weird. This one guy pretended he was a slutty girl pony so guys would sex roleplay with him and treat him nicer and flirt with him. Am I the only person who thinks this is creepy? You shouldn't lie about who you are, should you?
Answer: Of course you shouldn't lie about who you are. You should know everything about everyone. I don't befriend someone unless I know at least the following details: what their blood type is; where they grew up; if they have a history of heart failure in the family; when they started to walk; what their first word was; how many kids they plan on having (if any); and so on. The list is endless, and even then you can't trust people.
Concealing information is fair enough, but lying about information is a bit of an odd one. On the one hand you have the power to be whoever you want to be online – if you're a weedy, anxious individual who can't co
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too - FinaleRainbows Can Be Lonely Too - Finale3 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
New Discoveries - Chapter 21 The rain poured down heavily now, causing the dirt road to become thick mud. The clouds overhead were darker than regular clouds, making the afternoon appear to be close to nighttime. However, none of this mattered now. For Sweetie Belle, the pain in her heart drowned out all that was going on around her, even the rain water hitting her eyes, causing them to sting something fierce.New Discoveries - Chapter 214 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She had run from Sweet Apple Acres all the way to Ponyville, not stopping to catch her breath, not looking back to see if her friend was following behind. She could have sworn that she heard Scootaloo calling to her, but she was too ashamed to turn around and face her, not after what she just did. As she approached the main part of town, the memories of what happened began racing through her mind, causing her to feel slightly disorientated.
I should have seen this coming, she thought to herse
Fluttercruel POV Black PearlMy Little Pony Friendship Is MagicFluttercruel POV Black Pearl4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Reharmonization Series Pony POV Series
FlutterCruel and Fluttershy Chapter "Black Pearl"
"I have you now sister!" Luna said darkly.
"I don't plan to go down without a fight," Celestia replied without fear.
"My knights surround you, you can't escape."
"Guess again. Castle."
Luna started as Celestia used the obscure but perfectly legal move to relocate her Alicorn out of check.
"Did we agree to use that rule?"
"We didn't agree not to use that rule," Celestia replied smirking.
Luna grumbled at her failed two pronged assault and observed the damage. The chess board was custom made for the princess. Luna of course always played black and Celestia always played white. The Alicorns of course would be made to resemble the royal pony sisters.
Luna couldn't help but notice the chess pieces Celestia's side of the board bore a strong resemblance to a certain close circle of friends. Luna's customized pieces resemble a group of ponies who had died trying to help h
Unusual First EncountersWinter was their favorite time of year. Dinky loved the snow and playing in it late into the evening, while Derpy appreciated the chill of the wind in her mane and fur. What both ponies enjoyed were their weekend walks, an easy-paced loop around Ponyville that started and ended at their small home.Unusual First Encounters4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Today wasn't an exception by any means, not initially. The only thing truly out of the ordinary was the decision to cut across a frozen pond. It had been cold enough as of late; it should have been frozen solidat the very least safe enough to cross.
The "should have been" would doubtlessly come back to haunt Derpy for days on end. Dinky had fallen behind, and her mother hadn't thought anything of it. Dinky was probably trying to build up enough speed to run and slide, she assumeduntil there was a crack, a splash and, most worryingly of all, a small filly's voice crying out, "Mama!"
Derpy turned in time to see Dinky being swallowed up by an opening in the ice. For a moment,
Tales of Equestria - PrologueThe endless expanse of darkness and starlight.Tales of Equestria - Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was his home. Where he came into being. Where he forged the great works of the universe.
Suns, planets, moons and so many others that hung in the heavens. He'd made them all. That was his purpose. The great stage of space was his workshop, creation his profession.
His name was Cosmos, Lord of space.
He was one of the first-born of the universe. One of the divine beings who lorded over all. A great stallion he was, ancient and strong. Eyes blazing like the brightest supernova. His body black and dotted with the stars which surrounded him, as though the night sky itself was contained within him.. Wings great and powerful, stretching far and guiding him across the void. His horn long and sharp, though worn from millennia of working in the hostile reaches of existence. His hind quarter bearing the mark of his purpose in life, that of a galaxy.
All of the children of the universe had a purpose. All had a reason for being. His was to create