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
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
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #76, 77, 78!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #76, 77, 78!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#76) What are your thoughts about the little mini issue within the fandom regarding Lil Miss Jay - the artist who works on the grimdark version of Rarity? Sure, he might draw something people don't like. But on the other end of the argument he's received death threats from both haters and bronies (I mean yeah it's the internet but some arrests were actually made). Any specific thoughts?
Answer: This one was quite difficult to answer, as I tend to avoid Tumblr, and thus had to perform some genuine research before answering. Being friends with a variety of Tumblr-fluent people, I receive information every now and then, and I have heard about the person in question, although what I've been told has been mostly negative. That said, I've never personally been involved in a situation with this user, and I can't even say that I've seen much of their work, and so I'm afraid that the next few points will be based on what I've heard from other people.
Sending genuine death t
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #82, 83, 84!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #82, 83, 84!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#82) How long do you think "Friendship is Magic" will last for? What is a good amount of seasons? Honestly, I want it to go on until at least Season 8.
Answer: Season 8 is a stretch. This is really a two-part question. The first part is about how long I realistically think that the show will last, based on speculation and circumstantial evidence. The second is about how long I personally believe the show should last, which is a different matter altogether.
To engage with the first part, we know that the show at least has in front of it another 13 episodes. After that, more might be made, or the show may maintain its success based on repeats. I can't predict when the show will end exactly, but it's pretty much a given that when Hasbro update the toy-line again, the show will be replaced. It's impossible to talk about "Friendship is Magic" without discussing it directly in parallel to the toys, as they both run off of each other and help to sustain one another. There
Lost ThunderThe sky flashed white for a second but only silence followed. With a sigh, the weary man sat on his cloud.Lost Thunder2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
As he aged, his sight grew dimmer. Red and green were usually alive with light and power but now seemed only plain; undead colors painted from the same dead pigments as everything else in the world.
As he grew, his dreams become increasingly rare. Life was tough enough, with bills and taxes and jobs and tests. There was no time left for watching the sunset, for riding dragons in a thunderstorm, for wielding the essence lightning itself as a blade, for jumping from cloud to cloud keeping a wild smile in his face.
As time went by, his friends began to fade away. They too had bills and taxes and jobs and tests. They moved away and even those that were still around had better things to do than chasing lightning bolts in the clear blue sky.
He saw the world was a plain, dreadful painting. He did not dream. He had few friends and rarely saw them.
Was his thunder stolen or had he hid it
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
Catching Butterflies Chapter 2Catching Butterflies Chapter 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rarity moved forward at a slow and nervous pace; her mind had never raced this much before. She had no idea what to expect, she didn't want to get yelled at and shut out again, but she also couldn't just leave this problem be. This must be solved today. Time seemed to slow as she walked up the narrow path leading to Fluttershy's front door. The time had come; it was time for Rarity to find out what was really going on.
She was about to reach for the door handle, but stopped herself. "It would be rude to just barge in," she thought. "No, I must handle this with dignity, and respect." She then positioned herself to knock on the door, however just as her hoof was about to make contact, she heard something; the most beautiful singing she had ever heard:
Lovely Rarity, I know that you're the one for me
I think you'll see, our love can come to be
Be it night or day, I won't stop, I won't delay
I'll storm their walls; I'll break your falls, just so that I may
Get close to you, I know it's tru
AmericaxReader:MineYou smiled as your eyes fluttered open, you were surrounded by the warmth of your boyfriends arms. You must've fallen asleep on the couch last night watching movies, you rolled over so your face was burried in his chest. He smelled of sweet men's cologne and hamburgers, a smell you would think would be odd, but to you... it was perfect. Everything about the man snuggled against you was perfect... Even his name sounded perfect to you. Alfred F. Jones.AmericaxReader:Mine3 years ago in Romance More Like This
You had been living together for about two months now, after dating for about a year. You remembered when your first met...
~~~~~~~~~~~~le flash back~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You were both going college, at the same university no less, and you went out to a diner alone. Nothing fancy, just a small sit down burger joint, and your waitor was a cute guy with sandy blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes, he was stunning. You ordered a cheese burger with mayo, onions and lettuce, a crazy combo your frien
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#107) So this isn't very easy for me to just come out and say to some guy I've never really talked to, but based on some of the answers I've read from you, you seem to know your stuff. You see, I have this really big problem right now. I seem to have a strange attraction--no, addiction, to Rainbow Dash. It's not a sexual attraction, it's a love attraction. The funny thing is I don't even like her personality. Well, at least in the show. The fan-fic versions of her are probably what tipped me towards her. But anyways, what I need is for some way, any way to get her out of my mind or something. I don't want to hate her, I just want to not be attracted to her. If you could help me in any way, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks much!
Answer: It's interesting that you make the point that your attraction isn't sexual, but is, instead, more platonic in nature. Having strong feelings for a TV character isn't as unusual as it sounds; a lot of people have crushes on charact
A date over the rainbow Ch 3.A date over the rainbow Ch 3.2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The party is in full swing at sugar cube corner. Pinkie Pie is presenting Pokey with balloons to pop while Rarity watches on, a knowing smile on her face. Twilight, Big Mac and Apple Jack are watching over the cutie mark crusaders who are planning their next attempt at gaining their cutie marks.
Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy carve their way into Sugarcube Corner, crashing into the middle of the party. A terrified Fluttershy rides Rainbow Dash across the floor right up to the counter.
Smack. Bang. Crash.
Eveypony cringes, sweets fly everywhere. A mess of Rainbow and pink has gained a few sticky additions. All eyes in the room are glued to the couple who have just made a spectacular entrance.
"Are you hurt Dashie? Are you okay?" Fluttershy, still on top, hastily leans all the way down, muzzles brushing together as she frantically checks to ensure her marefriend is okay.
Rainbow Dash pulls her into a passionate kiss. Shy's wings flare up then flutter as they hold the kiss. Time stand
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
Madness vs. Discord. Stallion vs. Mare Chapter 1.Madness vs. Discord. Stallion vs. Mare Chapter 1.2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Cordi! Cordi Cordi Cordi! Misa very happy to see you! Watch doing boppy?" Jar Jar Binks, the most annoying creature ever devised, poked his face into the draconequus's dark shelter.
Discord ran a clawed hand through his beard. Today was going to be a long day. And tomorrow. And tomorrow. And-
"Cordi! Weesa going to be the bestest of friendies! Cordi! Cordi? Why is youssa no listening to Jar Jar!"
He shunted his sunglasses further up his nose, doing the best to hide behind one of the few remaining things from home, Equestria. 'Why do you need to be so far off. I am imprisoned in this absolutely-putrid realm-'
"Cardi! Cardi look at messa!" The call of the gungan made the Lord of Chaos want to hit something.
"Wessa in Purgatory together!" The excited gungan practically launched himself clumsily into the brooding Lord of Chaos.
'Stuck with... him... and I have been robbed of my most wondrous powers. How am I supposed to defend myself from this... foul creature. The chaos-lord c
SparkmuzzleSparkmuzzle2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The shadowy alicorn landed in front of the steaming cave by the base of the volcano. Her wings folded against her side as she trotted closer, being careful not to slip on the mud and slick stones beneath her hooves. The air was filled with the stink of sulphur and the bubbling sound of pools of mud as they boiled in the oppressively hot and humid air. Taking as deep a breath as she dared of the stinking miasma she was surrounded by, she shouted into the cave as loudly as her prodigious voice would allow.
"Come forth Ille Qui Gubernat Monte Ignis- 'He Who Governs The Mountain's Fire!' I would speak with thee!"
She couldn't help but feel slightly proud that she was able to do this with breaking into a fit of coughing, considering the quality of the air. Of course no sooner had she thought this then a small cough escaped her lips. She sighed and shook her head ruefully, gently clearing her throat.
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.
A Poetic Tribute to Trixie: Wandering GypsyA Poetic Tribute to Trixie: Wandering Gypsy2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Great and Powerful Trixie
My name prophesising
A renowned showmare
My challenge to all
Better them at their own
A veil to my insecurity
Ponyville, my downfall,
A minor setback
Confronting an Ursa true
Revealed my act a shimmering hue
Upstaged by a librarian
Saved by the Goddess
A disgraceful dethroning
Mirrored sparkle, fading
But an illusion...
A lack of appreciation
Those ponies have
Theatre is but fiction
None but that mare could provide contradiction
News will travel
But Trixie will endure
After all, the world is a stage
And Trixie, its premier mage.
Whellcome HomeA short horror story...Whellcome Home1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Long time ago, there was a heart-warming home of a modest family of three. Before that, it was nothing more than an old abandoned house. When they moved in, the young couple restored it and planned to raise a family there. Soon enough, their son was born and the old house lit up with joy.
Their life, however, wasn't easy. Work demanded long trips for the couple. On such occasions, their son would stay under the care of his grandmother, who lived nearby. She wasn't always in best terms with the couple. Still, the boy would often stay for several days and, among many things, he loved grandma's stories of local folklore, witches, bat wing recipes and magic cauldrons. He liked it there. Nevertheless, nothing compared to mom and dad arriving to pick him up and going back home.
Unfortunately, home vanished from the boy’s life too soon when his parents died in a tragic car accident. His stay at gr
The Bronies/The End of the World/A HaikuThe Bronies/The End of the World/A Haiku2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Should Earth end tonight,
At least bronies made it a
Better place to be.
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #110/11/12!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #110/11/12!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#110) What would you say are the biggest misconceptions society at large has about the MLP fan community? Also, what would you say are the worst assumptions society has made about MLP fans that, unfortunately, are generally true?
Answer: I'm not sure how aware of the MLP fandom society at large is, and so I'd first point out that the majority of people do not, and will not ever, have any knowledge of the bronies. Those who do know of them, though, seem to have different perceptions, most of which appear to be negative. Having spoken to a few members of the public about "Friendship is Magic", a common misconception seems to be that the people who make up the brony fandom are either paedophiles or homosexuals (sadly, being gay is still treated as a bad thing by many).
Liking something designed for kids obviously raises assumptions, but it's doubtful that many bronies are paedophiles, and neither would I argue that bronies are more likely to be paedophiles simply because of
Derpy's ProtectorDerpy's Protector2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The delicious aroma of a pot of fresh soup floated through the quaint Ponyville home, a grey pegasus stirring it as it sat upon the stove. Her wings occasionally flapped, sending the warmth and smell through the area to the point where she was positive that her neighbors were going to beg for some at any moment.
A smile spread across her face as she heard the click of her front door and the sigh of her young filly.
"Hello, muffin," she happily chirped, hearing Dinky's saddlebags hit the floor. "How was your day at school?"
Waiting for her response, Derpy listened as her daughter's hooves clinked across the kitchen floor, making their way to the living room, which was soon followed by the sound of the young pony plopping herself down on the couch.
Sensing the distress in her daughter's actions, she abandoned her stirring and trotted into the living room, looking at her grey filly with concern. She watched as the pony intentionally avoided her gaze.
"Dinky, what's wrong?" the mother inqu
Cry for Eternity - Chapter 2Cry for Eternity - Chapter 22 years ago in Drama More Like This
Five seconds? Five minutes? Five millennia?
It didn't matter. There was no past, no future. Only the flames.
Oh, there was the light too! A light that came from everywhere! But mostly there was the flames.
Twisting, flickering, burning at her very soul. The pain was immeasurable, but it had always existed, as far back as she could remember, and she could remember a long time.
Or maybe she could... It was somewhat hard to measure time when there was nothing for her to measure it against. There was only the flames, eating away at her, yet never making her any smaller. Forever burning, the fire was all that existed.
Her body was... Wait, did she even have a body? Maybe she did at some point. At least she thought she did. Maybe she did. She hoped it was a nice body, one with a soft mane and maybe some nice friends to go along with it. Oh! And a name! She remembered that she had had a name at one point. It was a pretty name too. She had liked her name! She wished she