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
Rainbow Dash vs Mare-Do-Well: the Complete Battle.Rainbow Dash vs Mare-Do-Well: the Complete Battle.3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A certain pegasus flew back into Ponyville to find the entire town completely deserted. She flew all around, obviously checking the homes of her friends. Twilight’s Golden Oaks Library was all books and no ponies, every dessert in Sugarcube Corner was left untouched by Pinkie Pie, Sweet Apple Acres had no work of Applejack’s done, the Carousel Boutique had no Rarity for all those dresses, and Fluttershy’s cottage didn’t have a single living thing even living there.
Once Rainbow Dash checked everywhere else, she did find one caped figure standing in front of the town square. Next to the figure was a life sized statue of Rainbow Dash, but it was wearing a helmet, a red cape with a golden zipper, red strap on and a cloud making a yellow lightning bolt on it, and four golden gauntlets with tiny white wings for each hoof of the statue. The helmet and gauntlets were rainbow colored and had golden coverings to assure they were made of metal.
Once she flew close enough,
Review of MLP: FiM's Crystal EmpireReview of MLP: FiM's Crystal Empire3 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
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #91, 92, 93!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #91, 92, 93!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#91) Me and my boyfriend have been bronies from the beginning and we've been thinking about having a kid. We heard somewhere that they can inject animal DNA into the womb in the first few weeks to give the child animal-like features. We think this would be the coolest thing ever but we fear others will frown on it and our beautiful pony child will be looked down upon. What advice do you have for me?
Answer: I think your sources are quite credible. You can, indeed, inject animal DNA into the womb to create animal-human hybrids. That's why you quite often see dog-boys, cat-girls and giraffe-children walking around town centres. It's becoming more acceptable nowadays, but you might want to give it a few more years before you try it out, just to avoid the beast-baby facing ridicule at school. They may have an elephant-teacher, which would help the child feel more 'normal', but if all the class-mates are human, or another form of animal hybrid, it could be difficult for them
Polaris #5: Equestrian of the BattlefieldPolaris #5: Equestrian of the Battlefield3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Everypony, remain calm so as to allow our fair city to be efficiently defended!"
Even given its volume, Shining Armor's request fell on deaf ears. Unicorn citizenry either shivered in corners, or ran in all directions in an attempt to make themselves scarce from the chaos that was downtown Canterlot.
Meanwhile armored pegasi flew about, combating household objects which had become animate--brooms, mops, pantries, and even ovens which had learned to put their super-heating abilities to malicious use.
A squadron of fifty unicorns, led by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, rushed to the scene of greatest commotion. While weary from preventing casualties for the past hour, they were still fueled by adrenaline granted through the will to prevent even more.
And at that scene, they found the source of the chaos--quite literally, in fact.
"Discord! It is you! I didn't believe it at first," said Shining Armor. He looked around. "Even when Celestia told me the legends of your
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #88, 89, 90!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #88, 89, 90!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#88) I'm in love with Fluttershy. Kids at school have figured this out, and I can't hear the end of it... They do nothing but hate on me because I have sexual feelings for Fluttershy. Why are they doing this? Why can't they leave me alone? They even went so far as to follow me home and ah, watched me through my window having ah intercourse with a special Fluttershy plushie of mine... They went and told the whole school. I didn't even know they had followed me! After this, everything got worse.
I attempted (but luckily failed) suicide because of all these horrible things...
Answer: I'm not sure what sort of advice you're expecting here, so I guess I'll just have to throw a few responses at you from different angles and see what sticks. A part of me hopes - and knows - that this question is a joke, but an even larger part of me hopes that it isn't; it would be highly interesting and entertaining if you really did have these feelings for the character of Fl
Pony Trigger 4Pony Trigger 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4: Trial and dragon part I
"Well... eh... um... I really wish we could have just deal with things peacefully, I honestly don't like to fight. But when I saw my friends in danger I... did what it had to be done. I am not proud of it, I cried for hours after hurting those monsters. But it was the only way to save my friends." Princess Megan Fluttershy of Equestria
JANUARY 1, 1000 AD
The trio instantly emerged at the teleportation machine at the Millennium fair grounds. No one was around. The air was crisp, and the trees were green. There were no knights or monsters hanging around. It was midday.
Twilight Sparkle turned and looked at Fluttershy. "Sorry for putting you through all that, Fluttershy."
Fluttershy looked at the girl with a strange expression on her face. "Are you kidding?" She asked. "That was the most fun I've had in years! We'll have to do it again sometime!"
Twilight Sparkle laughed. "Okay guys," She said. "I'm going to head back to
MLP: Eyes and Hourglasses, Chapter IIMLP: Eyes and Hourglasses, Chapter II3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
MY LITTLE PONY: EYES AND HOURGLASSES
Chapter II: "The Welcome Wagon Comes to Town"
Written by Diane N. Tran
For the first time in her mail-mare career, the pegasus named Derpy Hooves was late in a delivery. That delivery consisted of one single, solitary letter to be dropped off at the very last residence of her rounds, Ponyville's Old Clock Tower. When she arrived at the building, she was, of course, as punctual as ever, but the mail-box was still missing from the lawn and she didn't have the courage to knock on the door again.
Dressed in her saddlebags, pacing back and forth, she was at a loss of what to do at the moment, so she paced some more. If she left it on the doorstep, the wind could blow it away. If she slipped it underneath the doormat, it might not be seen. Then a thought came to her, perhaps she could squeeze the letter between the cracks of the door.
Placing the letter between he
MLP: Eyes and Hourglasses, Chapter IMLP: Eyes and Hourglasses, Chapter I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
MY LITTLE PONY: EYES AND HOURGLASSES
Chapter I: "Mail Call"
Written by Diane N. Tran
Derpy Hooves was Ponyville's neighbourhood mail-mare. When she was first hired for this job, there was a great deal sniggering all over Cloudsdale for hiring the ridiculous, little cross-eyed pegasus. Luckily for her, looks can be deceiving and, in time, she became the best mail-mare that Ponyville ever had.
Letter by letter, parcel by parcel, she would work her way from one end of town to the other, zipping from house to house, building by building, slipping envelopes into each mail-box and each mail-slot, and waving to each pony she passed by. Through rain, wind, or shine, she was there every morning without fail and one thing she always prided herself on was never being late and, today, she was ahead of schedule. If she kept this up, she might treat herself with muffins at Sugarcube Corner a dozen<
My Thoughts on Queen ChrysalisAnd now we come to the last of my character discussions with the Queen of the changelings, Chrysalis.My Thoughts on Queen Chrysalis3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Right from the start I feel that I should say that this character was effective in her reveal because I honestly wasn't expecting this character to be who she ultimately turned out to be. When I first heard that the plot of "A Canterlot Wedding" was going to involve Princess Cadence in some way having "a dark secret", what I imagined happening was that she was going to turn out to be some sort of villain with a typical villainous plan. And at first that was exactly what I was seeing, Cadence doing evil things and then declaring that she does indeed have some plan in mind.
So at this point the story was going exactly as I predicted. But then part two pulled the rug right from under me by revealing the real Princess Cadence in the caves with Twilight. I was genuinely shocked. I had not thought of the possibility that the Cadence I'd been watching was some sort of impostor. And so, when C
She Visits Her FriendsShe Visits Her Friends3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My Little Poem
– Ponies with Swallow the Sun
[Click here for the accompanying song]
She Visits Her Friends
I can still see their smiles.
All my friends' familiar faces,
They stood here beside me at the eve of the gala.
Through this one night, all nights for years
Over the centuries, over the mortal lifetimes…
After gala I go to see my friends,
Meet them in their rest,
Give them my time…
This one night
I remember them, put flowers on their graves,
When they've left me
Where I cannot follow…
We had our days together.
Our laughter, rich and heartfelt.
In their company I felt peace:
Every moment's measureless ease,
No more a queen,
Not a goddess,
Just a friend.
Could I ever forget them…?
Is this the price I pay for immortality?
See them wither and fade over the passing times,
Carry the memories, when the world around forgets?
When their smiles pass away, when it's all that's lef
By Your Side, Forever and EverBy Your Side, Forever and Ever3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
THE CANTERLOT SERIES
Ponies with Battlelore
[Click here for the accompanying song]
By Your Side, Forever and Ever
Greed now rules the spoils of war.
Queen has set her throne on the royal hall (the ruins of the realm)
I have walked through the dark
I have fought my way out of her prison.
I have witnessed the war
I have found my love wrapped in oblivion.
The eldritch swarm over our world,
My shining one, where have you gone?
Devourer's claws hold on your heart,
My shining love, where are you lost?
Broken harmony, its protectors fell
Imprisoned their kin, in repressed tears (the realm of peace)
From beasts he swore to shield his home,
My shining one, the guardian.
Wake from the queen's dormant veil,
Within your heart resides our hope.
In despair we need your gallant strength,
My shining one, reclaim your shield.
I'll support your task,
Anthem (Memory of the Empire)Anthem (Memory of the Empire)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Crystal Empire Trilogy
– Ponies with Edenbridge
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Anthem (Memory of the Empire)
Children of the Perished Empire…
The crystal spike
Emerged in the northern sky.
From thousand years of sleep
Woken the empire of past,
The world once perished and gone.
It looms in the north…
The echoes of cold dominance.
The king, the tyrant reborn
Waiting his renewed chance
To finish what had begun…
Drifting shells of the realm…
What's there… left… to protect…
What's left are filled with hurt and grief.
'Twas graying and tarnished,
The world they once called their home.
Despair and fear,
Tokens of slavery,
Left within the heartcells
In the lost, orphaned souls of the empire…
… Stand up by your own feet.
Wish I May, Wish I Might c1Wish I May, Wish I Might c13 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER 1: THE FIRST CHAPTER
2013, Royal Equestrian Timeline
Apple Bloom sat in the tree house and leaned out of the window, gazing into the Equestrian night. She had just adjourned yet another unsuccessful meeting with her two fellow blank flanks, and another day had gone by without any cutiemarks. The Cutiemark Crusaders could celebrate almost a year of existence, yet poor Apple Bloom could only sigh at her misery. All she wanted in life was to find her special talent, but all three of them had tried everything and they were steadily running out of ideas; the other ponies in Ponyville also steadily running out of patience with them.
There was only one thing that she hadn't tried yet by now, and she had tried everything from weird potions to powerful spells. She pressed her hoofs together and shut her eyes in concentration for at just that moment, Apple Bloom had seen a shooting star, said to be Luna's way of granting the wish of the hopeful.
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.
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #97, 98, 99!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #97, 98, 99!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#97) I am an open brony with everyone, except my parents. I'd tell them, but my dad will not approve. He even disapproved and called me gay when I was really into "Phineas and Ferb". Imagine if he found out [about "Friendship is Magic"]! There's no way he would approve. But I want to buy merchandise, shirts, and other stuff. So what do you think I should do about telling my parents?
Answer: Your dad sounds like a royal prick. I don't know what his upbringing was like, but your sexuality isn't defined by watching a simple TV show. "Phineas and Ferb" might be geared towards an audience younger than yourself, but I'm not sure why it would be considered, in his eyes, to be 'gay'. I think he might be getting mixed up between watching something that's distinctly effeminate and watching something that targets kids in general. If anything, "Phineas and Ferb" is a show pitched at boys (although, naturally, it does have universal appeal) and so I can see why you'd be worried about
MLP - Games ponies play - ReviewOnce again, this review will contain spoilers. Those of you who have not watched the episode yet, you have been warned.MLP - Games ponies play - Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So the episode starts with a scene from last week's episode, wherein Twilight and the other ponies leave Spike to care for their pets while they leave to catch the train to the Crystal Empire. After that, we find that the ponies of the Empire are excited because their nation is set to be chosen for the Equestria games, a major sporting event. Rainbow vows to help them get their nomination, having been there when her own home town of Cloudsdale was not chosen to host the games when she was a child. , leading into the title sequence.
After the title credits we find that the six ponies are practicing some of the dances and song needed to impress the upcoming inspectors when their train arrives at the Empire. Looking around, it's clear that all of the Empire's citizens are excited and working hard to make sure their home is chosen for the games, making Dash even more dete
Daring Don't - ReviewThis review will contain spoilers for those who have not seen the latest episode of MLP.Daring Don't - Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The story of this episode is that Rainbow Dash and her friends help their favourite author, A.K. Yearling, to finish her latest book.
Let me start this review by saying that I couldn't help but feel a slight disappointment with it. Not the episode itself, let me be perfectly clear about that. No, what I was disappointed with was that this episode did not seem to further the story arc concerning the mysterious box introduced in the season opener. With that arc used during last week's episode, I had high hopes that the episodes of this season would follow a consistent season-long story arc, which is something they’ve never done before. I know it's unfair to hold something like that against this episode, as it was something I was hoping for rather than what I got, but the sentiment remains.
The story we do get however, is one that I enjoyed, as it concerns something I'd hoped they'd be touching
MLP - Wonderbolt Academy - ReviewOnce again, this review will contain spoilers. Those of you who haven't watched the episode yet, you have been warned.MLP - Wonderbolt Academy - Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So our episode begins with the main ponies waiting to see if Rainbow Dash receives a letter of acceptance from the Wonderbolt Academy. She's confident she'll get in, a sentiment which is soon justified when she gets her letter as hoped. After saying her goodbyes, she flies off, leading into the opening credits.
After the title credits we find that Rainbow has arrived at the academy and has joined a group of other new recruits as the squad leader of the Wonderbolts, Spitfire, looks them over. She's a fairly strict drill sergeant, as shown when one of the recruit's boastful comments lead to the whole group being sent to do laps. Most of the recruits struggle with doing all five hundred except for Rainbow and the recruit who boasted earlier, both of whom seem to be on par with each other's speed. She names herself as Lightning Dust as the two become fairly friendly.
My favourite MLP momentsAs I was writing my updated list of favourite MLP episodes, I thought occurred to me. In many cases, an episode's quality will be uplifted by a few specific scenes, or perhaps even a single moment. Even if an episode is otherwise lacklustre to me, there will often be brief moments within it that managed to make me like the episode as a whole. In fact, there are certain scenes and moments in the show that go even further than that, and actually elevate the show above the kinds of stuff that kids are being given by other shows.My favourite MLP moments3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Because of this, I decided to make a list of some of my favourite scenes or moments in the show. Now please bear in mind that this list will not be in any particular order of preference, nor will I be putting down every single moment I like from every episode. But still, these are the moments from MLP that tend to stick out in my mind for one reason or another, so let's take a look at them.
Nightmare Moon's arrival - Mare in the moon (aka, the series pilot):
Blind Greed (Fall of the Empire)Blind Greed (Fall of the Empire)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Crystal Empire Trilogy
– Ponies with Battlelore
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Blind Greed (Fall of the Empire)
Tower rose in the winter night
Traveler's beacon in the arctic fields
Once it shone from the northern land
Mellowing the coldest of winds
"No constraints of flesh
May prevent my revival
My day of return will come
From the deep ice I rise once more…"
City that glows in light
Shining realm of knowledge and arts
Power from deepest of ties
Shimmered under the stars
Empire of the crystal kin
Until the days turned dark
Faded the lights into dim
I still remember the golden days, Empire of the North
Beacon of unity and love
Crystal Heart their guiding light
Realm of peace now tortured
Enslaved under your will
Tarnished the hearts of joy
How could you let it be ruined…
Seeds of their misery, countless distraught