AppleconomicsAppleconomics3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(Pony Permutation Project: Episode 9)
Early one afternoon, two unicorns walked together along one of Ponyville's side roads.
"Thanks again for accompanying me, Twilight."
"No problem at all, Rarity. So, can you tell me now why we're headed to Applejack's? I thought she was supposed to be busy today."
"Field testing." Rarity gave a confident nod towards a familiar barn as they approached it.
"...still not following."
"A couple of weeks ago, Applejack was planning her annual family reunion, and said that she needed somepony to help cater. Since a certain one of us we know quite well owed all of us an apology at the time, we figured she'd be the best one to tap. Thus, I went about crafting a most... fitting outfit." The two stopped in front of the fence to Sweet Apple Acres. "Ahh, here we are. Once again, my brilliant sense of style in action!"
Twilight looked towards the front of
TF2 - Respawn Family"Medic. . . . . Medic . . . .!"TF2 - Respawn Family4 years ago in Romance More Like This
No, no, no, he didn't like this, not one little bit. He was being shaken by a large, warm hand on his shoulder, and the doctor screwed his eyes up tighter.
He was in the middle of a dream, where he was at home, in Germany, safe and warm and away from all the fighting and gore, able to laugh and have fun genuinely, without fear or memories of death, destruction and murder.
No, no, no, he didn't like this at all.
It wasn't right. He could laugh and have fun here. This was home.
Finally, he awoke, eyes blurred, even with his circular glasses on, the ceiling blindingly white, as he realized he was in the Respawn Room, the room next to his own infirmary.
"Doktor . . ?" came a large voice that the Medic could not pinpoint. His head was heavy and vision swimming in the pale, sterile-smelling room.
Medic finally managed to sit up, shakily propping himself up onto his elbows. He felt as if he was detached from his body, like he was just rudely awakened
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
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #104/05/06!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #104/05/06!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#104) Aren't bronies and furries the exact same thing? I think it's funny that so many bronies get offended when they're compared to furries. I don't see furries getting quite as offended about the comparison. Hah.
Answer: This is really the million-dollar question: are bronies and furries the same thing? The answer is, awkwardly, a little bit of both. Let's set the cards upon the table: there are all sorts of variables that come into the equation when defining exactly what a brony is. That's the first difficulty; if a brony is merely an adult watching the show, then you can't effectively argue that they're furries by definition just for doing that. If you did, then any parent watching the show with their child, or anyone who watched "Watership Down" or "The Animals of Farthing Wood" as children, or myriad other cartoons about animals, would be furries, which is ludicrous.
Just watching "Friendship is Magic" doesn't create a latent association with furries, despite what s
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
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
Learning to SmileLearning to Smile3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Cutie Mark Poems
Ponies with Amorphis
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Learning to Smile
I was a child of stones
A daughter of the rock farmers
No joy was known there
But gloom and endless working
Under the hot, blazing sun
The barren fields, all without green
Granites were our flowers
Our grass made of sand and gravel
I breathed the choking air on the wordless world
I walked on soil bare of seeds
In a poor family among rocks
A child was born with a bright mane
Pink coat in colorless home
Such a punchline in a grey world
Gathered rocks in silence
Aching hooves our pay for a hard work
Dust on my eyes and throat
I dreamed of world out of my life
I breathed the choking air on the wordless world
I walked on soil bare of seeds
Throughout the days I gazed repressed at hollow skies
A solace for indifference
The tremor passed over our farm
To HaveTo Have3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As soon as the Sisterhooves Social race ended, Dinky the unicorn ran up the bleachers to her mother. "Didja see us? Didja? Didja?" she asked, grinning like her face would split.
Derpy grabbed her daughter and swung her around. "Butter and excellence, the cute badgers sing!"
Violet Sparkler trotted over. She stopped next to the bleachers, and nervously rubbed one forehoof against the other. "Hey, Miz Hooves?" she said, "I know Dinky and I aren't real sisters, but, um, thanks for letting us compete together."
"Kumquat and the entrance," said Derpy, nodding.
"I mean," said Violet suddenly, quickly, as if she'd been holding the words back for too long, "I've never had a little sister, and when they put Dinky in my foster home I was so happy there was another unicorn there, but she was just so sad, and she missed her mother so much."
Derpy looked at Violet (and a tree to the left), intrigued.
"And when she got to go home, she
MLP: Eyes and Hourglasses, Chapter IIMLP: Eyes and Hourglasses, Chapter II2 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
Elements of the Heart Chapter 1 - Arrival Twilight could only stare at the ponies in front of her. A strange white unicorn wearing a blue hat and coat, another was a black earth pony wearing a long green jacket and an orange hat to match it. It was the third pony that surprised her the most, a beige Alicorn wearing a red shirt underneath a black half zipped jacket. All three smiled at her the Alicorn speaking up.Elements of the Heart Chapter 1 - Arrival3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Uh...Hey we're kinda new around here. Would ya mind tellin us where we are?" Twilight shook herself, walking around the three ponies. The Alicorn had a cutie mark that appeared to be two large keys crossed over a heart. The Earth pony had a large shield as a cutie mark while the unicorn had what must have been a staff. Twilight had only seen such staff once before in Canterlot said to belong to Star Swirl the Bearded. She sat down in front of the Alicorn who smiled at her.
"This is Ponyville...um..."
"Ponyville huh? Sounds like a weird place t' me" the unicorn said, the earth pony chuckled
Youthful Expression Ch.1Youthful ExpressionYouthful Expression Ch.13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Written by Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 1: Morning Bell
Celestia's sun had risen over Equestria and shined bright rays of light down onto Ponyville. Inside the town's library, a purple unicorn was preparing herself for the day she had planned ahead. Placing a few books, parchment, quills, and snacks into her saddleback, she used her magic to place it upon her back. She gave a small smile to her finished work until she turned to noticed that her assistant dragon, Spike, had yet to get up. Trotting to his bed, she used her magic to remove his blanket.
"Time to get up, Spike." Twilight Sparkle said with a motherly tone.
"Huh?" Spike was beginning to wake up, "Why do I have to get up? You said you don't need me to help you out today with your studying."
The unicorn used her magic to levitate Spike out of his bed, "That's right, I don't need your help, but today you are going to be doing something else."
Twilight tried to place Spike on the floor, standing o
TurkeyxReader: Playing Hooky -Pt 3- "How long has this been going on for Cyprus?"TurkeyxReader: Playing Hooky -Pt 3-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He sighed softly,"About 45 minutes."
Yes, Greece had come over to snatch you back from Turkey. But neither took into consideration how you felt. "I need to break this up, don't I?" The young nation nodded.
Sighing, you stood yourself up form the couch and took a deep breath before yelling,"Both of you STOP!!!" Both nations turned their heads and looked at you. "Look...Greece...it's not that I don't like you...it's just...I-I think I've fallen in love with Turkey and I much rather this than hurt you daily."
Turkey (who was gripping the collar of Greece's white shirt) pushed him away slightly,"Told you so..." You heard this and shot Turkey a darkish look. "Well I did!"
Greece took a few steps closer to you, trying to reason,"C-common ___________...Come home with me." His green eyes held a bit of hurt and confusion. "W-why do you want to be with...with...him." His glare shot daggers towar
Chaotic Order Chapter 12Rocky tapped her inkless quill against the scroll as her eyes gazed aimlessly at the book. Permitting her search group to continue on without her, she decided to remain in the library house for the time being, reading as many books as possible while keeping Spike company.Chaotic Order Chapter 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sitting in front of Twilight's desk, the girl turned her head and caught sight of the poor baby dragon showing no true soul in his cleaning skills as he idly stroked his duster against a few dustballs he found under a table. Rocky could only feel so much sympathy for him, knowing that although he appreciated her company, he longed for his unicorn master's.
Unable to do anything to try and comfort him, Rocky turned back to her work, her brain wracking with so many questions and these books failed to give her any answers. Before Twilight went missing, before Discord popped back into Equestria, Rocky remembered how the intellectual unicorn often spoke about how there might have been another side to Discord if they had no
Phoenix Wright: Pony Attorney - Chapter 1Phoenix Wright: Pony Attorney - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
June 17, 1:15 pm
"Why did you bring me here, anyway?" Phoenix inquired, deciding that he might as well get to the point.
"Because you're a defense attorney, of course." Celestia replied. "I, well, someone who I know, requires your skills."
"So, you want me to defend someo- er, somepony?" Phoenix said.
"Exactly. The trial is tomorrow. I will give you the details on the way to Ponyville"." Celestia walked through an archway out of the high tower room that led to a staircase.
"Wait, TOMORROW!?" Phoenix blurted out. "You've summoned me to a brightly colored world where horses TALK, and tell me that I need to be able to defend someone in court THE NEXT DAY!?"
"I believe you mean ponies, and... well, it WAS on short notice.." Celestia mumbled sheepishly, turning and heading down the staircase. "Follow me."
"Oh, this is going to be fun..." Phoenix thought to himself a
The Dash Diaries Finale: Chapter 9The Dash Diaries Finale: Chapter 93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
8:13am - Home
Mom's going home today. She won't be here when I get back from work. I really am going to miss her.
We hugged for ages and ages before I had to leave for work.
"You've dealt with all this stuff pretty well. You hung in there better than I would have, trust me." she told me. I laughed.
"Thanks. I never thought I'd say this, but... you've been a great help."
She grinned. "That's what I'm here for, sweetheart. And hey, you can phone me anytime. I'll be right there."
I could feel tears welling up in my eyes. Oh, not again!!!
"Oh, Dash, don't cry... You couldn't wait to see the back of me three weeks ago!" She giggled, and I just cried harder. She held me tight, and I buried my face in her mane.
"I don't want to live alone anymore, Mom..." I mumbled.
"But you have the power to change that! You need to follow your heart, and it'll take you on the right track. I have a feeling you won't be alone for long."
We shared one last long hug before I made for the door.
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
Moonlight Sonata"Moonlight Sonata"Moonlight Sonata3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Flutterdash story
Note. To set tone of story, play Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" 1st Movement if you wish. Enjoy the story everypony!!
It was a peaceful night all around Equestria. Princess Luna was keeping watch over Ponyville and the surrounding areas on such a beautiful night. The breeze was soft, gentle, and cool to the touch to anypony who was outside and not snuggled into their warm beds for the night. On a night like this, there were few ponies awake to witness such a beautiful night. One of those ponies was Rainbow Dash.
She was on one of her late night flights where, every so often, she would fly around Equestria and observe how peaceful and quiet it was. Even though she was competitive and active by nature, every once and a while, she would take a flight for some time and settle down someplace where she could ease her mind. After flying for a couple of minutes, she decided to set down near a pond where the water reflected a beautiful, bright full
A Thief at the Gala: PrologueA Thief at the Gala: Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Prologue: Twilight's Pardon
Azure Nocturne was no stranger to the graveyard shift. In fact she preferred it to the daily irritations of Brazen Heart's constant nagging and chatter. She was a dark, reddish-hued alicorn with a silver-white mane and tail of fine hair and flowing, glossy length. Unlike the average buff grunt in Luna's employ, she had an air of grace uncommon to her station. Her hidden passion was the clarinet, but by the Royal Twins she was favored for her musical talents. Indeed her cutie mark was that of shimmering notes, indicating that her power revolved around the manipulation of sound.
The Palace at night was boring, prime for reflection upon her favorite melodies. In six years since her promotion to palace guard, not a soul had been disturbed. Sleepwalkers and lost foals were a kind exception, and Azure was fond of them all. Criminals were a virtual unknown in Canterlot.
Was it not so long ago that Ponyville designer had made a spectacle of herself at