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 23 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
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.
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 12 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 Intro2 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
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!2 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
Hearth's Warmin' Eve - Ch. 1 - ''Heart Warming''Hearth's Warmin' Eve - Ch. 1 - ''Heart Warming''2 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
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
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
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
Pony Trigger 6Pony Trigger 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 6: Trial and dragon part III
The mechanical beast gave out a loud roar and stuck its neck high in the air. A blast of fire shot from its open maw, scorching the stone ceiling.
"Run. NOW!" Twilight shouted. The machine roared and lifted it two legs from the floor, the claws now extended straight in front. It then shot out another gout of fire and began to charge down the hall as its wheels moved. The ponies noticed how its tail was letting out even more steam.
The unicorn ran for the door at the other end of the stone hallway, her friends following her. When they made it to the heavy wooden door, Twilight Sparkle tried to push it open but she discovered it was locked. She pounded on it with her hooves. "Open up! Open up! You want the princess Megan to be killed or what?" There was no response.
Twilight Sparkle started to hit the door with her hammer, the tool barely leaving mere dents in it.
Rainbow Dash started to violently slash away at the door with her sword as wood chips sc
When the Autumn LeavesWhen the Autumn Leaves2 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
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
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
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
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
Gypsy Bard (Polish)Gdy twe życie to cierpienie,Gypsy Bard (Polish)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Jedno znam wytłumaczenie:
Świat to tylko przedstawienie,
W którym cię obsadził los.
Nie wypływaj przeciw fali;
Przecież to cię nie ocali.
Więc żebyśmy się nie bali,
Zaśpiewajmy chociaż raz.
Z rodzicami żyłam sobie;
Pożar wybuchł i oboje w grobie.
Więc do sierocińca wysłano mnie;
Powiedziano: "Wstecz nie oglądaj się"
Wśród czterech ścian, by zabić żal
ruszyłam w tan na sierot bal.
Wspomnienia starły się,
twarze widzę jak we mgle,
ale wciąż znam na pamięć ich pieśń:
Jeśli dom twój diabli wzięli,
Wszyscy bliscy ci zginęli,
Niech cię piosnka rozweseli
I cygański porwie czar.
Wtedy widać jak na dłoni,
Cały świat żyje w harmonii.
Niechaj nikt już łez nie roni,
Lecz zaśpiewa jeszcze raz.
In Defense of Flash SentryIn Defense of Flash Sentry 1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
In Defense of Flash Sentry
Despite being out for almost three months, Equestria Girls has left such an impact on the My Little Pony brand and the brony fanbase that it continues to be a much discussed topic and it probably will co ntinue until Season 4 rears its head in November. At this point, most bronies worth their salt have vocally expressed whether they liked it or not in some capacity. However, there is one particular talking point that, at least for me, continues to linger in my mind despite believing that I finally put it to bed. It’s been picking at me for the longest time and I honestly never knew if I would be able to find the time to put down my thoughts and properly address it. Thankfully, the stars have aligned and given me a small window of opportunity to write this, so with that in mind, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite stealer of waifus:
Dreamy McCutebottomFlash Sentry.
The Mane Six Play: Slender - Part 1The Mane Six Play: Slender - Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"So, you're SURE this isn't, y'know, gory or anything?" Twilight asked.
"Nope, it's still supposed to scare the pants off ya though!" Pinkie answered, bouncing up and down with excitement. "Well, you're not wearing pants, though... Now that I think about it, ponies really don't wear pants that often. Why did ponies start sayi-"
"That's enough, sugarcube" Applejack said. "It don' make much sense, but let's talk about the game and not why ponies don' wear clothin'."
At midnight in the library, the study was pitch-black except for the small amount of light coming from the computer screen that illuminated the faces of six ponies. The room was covered in a blanket of darkness as Twilight opened the ominously titled "Slender". Suddenly, the title materialized upon the dark background in a crude, but frighteningly so, font. As swiftly as it had come, the title disappeared, and Twilight found herself in a forest, with a mission to "Collect all 8 pages".
Well, let's do this." Twilight said reso
Super Amazing Rocket Sled of AwesomeSuper Amazing Rocket Sled of Awesome3 years ago in Humor More Like This
This 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.
"Super Amazing Rocket Sled of Awesome"
Entry for the Tales of My Little Pony "Winter Fun" contest.
Written by The Descendant
"C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon !"
The door of the hardware store had barely even closed behind them and already the little dragon stood before her, his feet dancing back and forth as he clutched his prize.
Twilight smiled at him as she wrapped the scarf around her neck once more. As his anxious feet crunched the snow she drifted her magic over him, tightening the scarf that lay around his neck as well.
"C'mon, Twi," he said, rocking his head back and forth as it fell around him, "I wanna test it
Oath of The New Lunar RepublicOath of The New Lunar Republic2 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