Windfall - Part 2Rarity's employees at the Carousel Boutique had just finished drawing the blinds and hanging the "Closed" sign in the window when they heard the gentle tapping of their boss' hooves on the polished floor to draw their attention.Windfall - Part 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A brisk smile crossed her alabaster face as her red rimmed glasses settled onto her nose. "Well done, darlings. Now that you've finished I'd like to take a few moments to discuss all the orders for the GGG as well as give you the overview for this year's Fall collection."
She turned and summoned a cork board festooned with drawings and fabric swatches from the back room with the glittering magic from her horn. "I'll be returning to Canterlot tomorrow to oversee the work at The Bijou personally, so you'll be on your own until I return for the Summer Sun Celebration."
At this her two assistants, Snips the apprentice tailor and Thimble the seamstress, exchanged a concerned glance. Rarity usually preferred to keep a tight rein on the Gala dresses her boutique produ
what? What! WHAT?what? What! WHAT?what? What! WHAT?1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“DOCTOR! DOCTOR make it stop! I think I’m going to be sick!” Derpy begged the Doctor as she clung onto to a random part of the TARDIS as it shook violently taking shockwave after shockwave. It had even started tumbling, its internal gravity being thrown every which way from the floor to the walls, the ceiling, an awkward angle and back again. “Aw what are you talking about Ditzy? This is fun!” The Doctor responded with thrill. He had quite a wide grin, despite the fact that he too was struggling to hold on to anything as well.
“Do you even know what’s happening?” She asked a question she had already guessed well at the answer to. “Of course not! But it’s certainly exhilarating, whatever it is!” The doctor called out back his companion with the same unchanging grin. “You have no idea what’s happening to us, we’re being tossed and rolled like a barrel of muffin
Recursion: Prologue, Chapter 1"Recursion"Recursion: Prologue, Chapter 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
By: The Polecat
Recursion - the act or process of returning or running back.
"In the beginning "
"Well, your credentials seem good." The heavyset stallion noted, looking over the resume on his solid oak desk.
"I worked for 3 years in Baltimare delivering the mail," The filly answered, smiling warmly.
"Well, we're a small town here in Ponyville, you'd be doing the deliveries alone."
"I came out here to get away from the big city, sir. It won't be a problem" She answered simply, using a hoof to brush a bit of her pale blonde mane from her eyes.
"Any medical problems we need to know about?" Uh oh this was the part she was worried about.
"I have a problem with my eyes," she admitted, "I can work around it."
"What sort of problem?"
"I well" she stumbled a little bit. Even after all these years it was difficult to explain, "My eyes don't always work together as they should."
"Walleye?" he asked carefully.
Golden Apples ficletGolden Apples ficlet3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Of course they're gold. They're Golden Delicious, ain't they?"
Applejack stomped her hoof, glaring up at her brother. "For one thing, I found 'em in the western orchard, and you know darn well there's Cortlands, Winesaps, Honeycrisps, and Galas, but no Golden Delicious."
Mac shrugged and rolled the piece of straw he was chewing on to the other side of his mouth. "So maybe the wind blew a seed - "
"For 'nother thing, they're not golden, they're gold! Like shiny new fancy jewelry. Like metal!"
"Huh. That is strange."
"It's downright creepy, is what it is."
"Nothin' to get yourself in a tizzy about, little sis. We've been gettin' lots of funny crops since that there Discord critter got loose."
They certainly had. Like the one that sprouted tufts of blue and purple fur in place of leaves, another that grew completely upside down, branches buried in the soil, roots in the air, and several that went out of sync with the seasons, flowering in late winter, leaves turning orange
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
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
Bronic ConfessionsMy Little Pony.Bronic Confessions4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Eight months ago, those words would have sent me and half the internet fleeing in terror. It used to be the antithesis of everything we thought was 'cool'. It was a sugar-coated, diabetes-inducing parade of gumdrops and buttercups. It was what our little sisters watched on Saturday mornings while we were busy gagging ourselves at the 'girlieness' of it. But, in those eight months, a revolution has happened. That revolution has revolved around a single lesson.
Friendship is Magic.
Tack those three words onto the previous three, and you have the bait to a brilliant /co/ war, a revitalization of an entire section on fanfiction.net, and the origin of a whole host of reverse-anthro fanart. But, it is the single most bizarre reversal of thought since the homosexual revolution. Suddenly, it's OK to go into McDonalds and get the girl's Happy Meal. It
Hearth's Warmin' Eve - Ch. 1 - ''Heart Warming''Hearth's Warmin' Eve - Ch. 1 - ''Heart Warming''3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Applejack looked up from her mug of cider toward the door. Who could that be? I ain't expectin' anypony but my family—and they don't need to knock. She waited for another knock, yet none came. Maybe I'm just hearin' things, she thought. It was awfully hot in the room and after a long day of clearing snow from the roads, she had started to doze off, letting the warmth soothe her aching muscles.
She flicked her ears and continued waiting. Another moment passed, and satisfied that her mind was playing tricks on her, she rested her head on her hooves and emptied her mind once more, letting the warmth take her back to her relaxation.
There it is again. I guess somepony really is at the door. Applejack blinked the sleep out of her eyes and trudged over to the door, yawning. Who could be out here on Hearth's Warmin' Eve? She pulled the door open and her eyes fell upon Rainbow Dash. For barely a
BailoutThis work of fan fiction contains characters, ideas, situations, and places found in the Hasbro Studios series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". No infringement of copyright is implied by this work of satire and parody, and this work is meant as a celebration of the people involved in the creation, development, and production of the series.Bailout3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Written by The Descendant
Ponyville City Hall Fixture
Sweet Apple Acres Farm and Marina
Dear Mayor Mare,
It was wit' no small amount of disappointment that we received yer' newest letter o' sympathy, madam mayor. While yer' elocution was a sharp as ever you could say we was lookin' for somethin' a bit more practical to arrive from yer' office.
Somethin' along the lines of, oh say, a bucket.
As you will recall, madam mayor, mah' recent spate of frenzied letter writin' to your most gilded office concerns a bit o' governmental constipation. I herein repeat my story in case
Jokes [Eridan]Jokes [Eridan]2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Jokes [Eridan x Reader]
Boredom had taken its eventual toll on your systems, as the laptop situated in front of you ceased to make any noise. With a grunt, you slammed the lid down, stepping outside in hopes of encountering someone to talk to.
'Figures,' you thought solemnly, randomly walking along a sandy path, 'that no one would talk to me on the only day I'm not busy...'
By some chance of the stars you wound up on the beach, gentle, turquoise waves lapping at the yellow-white sand serenely. The soft glint of now-orange sunbeams shone languidly across the expanse of water, and for a brief moment you were glad you had walked out of your house, less you miss this wondrous sight. However, the magnificent sight was tarnished by a loud, noisy sob, causing you to tear your gaze from the beautiful ocean over to your right, where the noise was emanating. A certain sea dweller was seated on the soft ground, knees up to his chest and face buried be
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
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
Poppies of Everfree Chapter 1Poppies of Everfree Chapter 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
The trenches were slick, and the mud made it hard for both human and pony to wander about in. Since the British arrived there, the Axis were not far behind. Pvt William McBride stood knee deep in muddy waters, next to him hovered his new pegasus friend with the rainbow mane.
Dash frowned under the brim of her Broodie, looking over at Willie. She had volunteered with other ponies to aid in fighting back the Hun. This would be their first battle together after extended weeks of training behind the lines in the swamps and forests of Equestria. Though he was a mere infantryman, Dash took a liking to William for being a bit on the risk taking side.
The booming of artillery shook the ground as shells screamed over their heads, impacting the ground a ways away, blooms of fire, smoke, and debris rising up over the horizon. Willie grinned as he looked over at Dash. "Ye see that? They'll destroy the entirety of Uncle Adolf's army afore we even get to their lines!"
Dash rolled her eyes.
Friendly StormsFriendly Storms3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
By: DolphinBuster starring: Rainbow Dash & Fluttershy
Rain hit the roof of the cloud home, making small thuds as two pegasi laid side by side in a warm bed. Fluttershy had come over to her dear friend, Rainbow Dash's home to spend the night. She never liked being home alone while there was a storm, so she would escape to her filly-hood friends and spend the night and also some quality time between just the two of them.
Fluttershy watched her friend sleeping beside her, wishing she could experience the same but, no matter how hard she tried; sleep would continue to deprive from her. Fluttershy turned over to face the window and watched the rain pour down the panels.
The rain reminded her of her first day of flight camp. Also when she first met Rainbow, and the first storm they experienced together
"Come here Fluttershy. Let Mommy kiss you before I go."
Fluttershy looked at her crème coated mother a
Review of MLP: FiM's Crystal EmpireReview of MLP: FiM's Crystal Empire2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The big two-parter has arrived! And My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is kicking off with the Crystal Empire two-parter.
The first part is about Celestia giving Twilight the rather monumental test of finding a way to protect the Crystal Empire upon its mysterious return from the shadowy King Sombra (meaning shadow in Spanish).
And the second part is focuses more on Twilight finding the Crystal Heart which is key to stopping Sombra.
This two parter is easily the most visually stunning two-parter yet. Everything from movement to lighting to the absolutely gorgeous looking Crystal Empire is incredibly well-designed.
And surprisingly enough, darker as well. As in, there was more liberal use of black and shadows this time around, giving some pivotal scenes more atmosphere.
This willingness to be 'dark' just means that kids get a more well-rounded entertainment. They're gonna' have to use the potty on their own one day after all.
However, that's also the double-edge sword with Crystal Empi
My Little Pony: Orange-Cross Empire, Chapter 15My Little Pony: Orange-Cross Empire, Chapter 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"My council was wise, and you did well to obey; now that you are home, things will remain this way."
Artemis was being her usual self. I patted her on the back, because she was actually right, even though I hadn't listened to her advice at first. I'd done a bad thing, running away, but I knew never to do it again. Everyone faces bad times, and we just have to deal with them: that was something I'd learned during my time away. Running away doesn't help anyone, and instead just gets you into bigger trouble.
My father had been in a bad way while I'd been in Ponyville, and when I first rang the doorbell of our home after returning to Manehattan, I was really nervous about what he might say. I expected him to punish me in the Trottingham way. But the father I had run away from was not the father I returned to: upon seeing me standing in the doorway he had embraced me and pulled me close; and had kissed and caressed my face; and had tugged at my mane and wrapped it around his hooves;
Luna the Matchmaker Chap. 6BLuna the Matchmaker Chap. 6B3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Luna the Matchmaker
Chapter 6B "Shadows of Things to Come."
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro.
After eleven long months, the blessed event had arrived; Twilight Sparkle was in labor. A commanding voice rang out through the library. "Crusaders, attend me." Princess Luna commanded regally. The three fillies in question galloped into the royal couples bedroom and quickly came to attention. Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo felt very grown up since Princess Luna had them appointed as her official royal attendants for the summer while they weren't in school. The girls were slightly taller now and wore their Cutie Mark Crusader capes as bandanas. Around each of their necks was a silver necklace with a purple stone emblazoned with Luna's crescent moon, a badge of their royal appointment.
"You have a
Shipping and Handling Ch. 13Dinky Doo wasn't sure what to feel. For one thing, she was kind of afraid of the unicorn standing only a few feet away, constantly barking threats and insults even while the magic held her down.Shipping and Handling Ch. 133 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
On the other hoof, she wasn't listening to half of what the malicious mare said anyway, because she was too busy being proud and amazed at herself for suddenly being able to perform a true spell; she'd never even attempted such a thing before, and now here she was, locked in a paralyzing face-off with a unicorn with far greater age and experience.
But in that same vein came a large dollop of confusion. Why, exactly, was she able to do what she was doing right now, with no prior experience? Not only had she replicated her first spell, but she was able to use that knowledge to analyze Glow and produce a whole new spell.
Dinky wasn't stupid; it was pretty obvious that this kind of thing didn't happen to normal fillies.
What are you doing, wondering about that?