As The Night Blooms - Chapter 1
Canterlot's silent, evening streets were not graced by the moon's rays, as a thick veil of storm clouds blocked it from view. The calm before the storm was chilling, the entire world holding its breath in anticipation of the first drop of rain.
And when it fell, it came in torrents, crashing over rooftops and spilling into overflowing gutters. A streak of lightning illuminated the entirety of the peaceful capital, the violent rumble of thunder following quickly on its heels.
However, the solitary pony ensconced within the Canterlot Palace archives paid no mind to the storm outside. She'd come to the archives on a mission; a mission of which
CorruptionShe could barely make out what was in front of her. Her breathing was difficult, with every intake of air almost painful to bear. But she couldn't give up now. Not after all this. After everypony had placed their hopes on her. It was her duty to do this. She couldn't allow anypony to see her like this.Corruption5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight Sparkle struggled to walk forward. Her legs were wobbling with every step she took. The darkness didn't help. Ever since she and Spike had failed to find the crystal heart, a shadow had consumed the entire interior of the castle. When that happened, she and Spike had been separated. She had no idea if he was ten feet away,
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #64, 65, 66!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #64, 65, 66!8 months ago in Editorial More Like This
#64) I'm at college and my room-mate doesn't know that I like MLP. I'm embarrassed to mention it to him, but it's a problem because I can't draw or watch ponies with him in the room...which is all the time. What advice do you have for me?
Answer: I think you should be at an age now where you should be accepted for your inoffensive interests. He probably has his own interests that could be seen as embarrassing. You're living together for the foreseeable future, and so it's not healthy to keep something to yourself that you want to be a part of. It won't be much fun spending an entire year, or perhaps longer, hiding your interest and avoiding
Trixie's "Just Reward" - EXCERPT previewTrixie's "Just Reward" - EXCERPT preview1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"As for thou," Prince Knight Light said as he turned towards the blue unicorn adorned in both purple cape and cloak, "Thou were the cause of all this trouble."
Trixie gritted her teeth and shriveled up, tugging at her magician's hat to hide from both the Prince and the surrounding knights and warponies. Princess Angel Song and Prince Knight Light stood directly behind her with stern, steely looks in their eyes as they glared down at the unicorn.
"But Prince Knight Light" Twilight Sparkle attempted to intercede on the other unicor
Polaris #5: Equestrian of the BattlefieldPolaris #5: Equestrian of the Battlefield7 months 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 preventi
A Knight's Tale - My Little Pony CH1A Knight's Tale - My Little Pony CH11 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
// Story: A Knight's Tale
// Chapter: Chapter 1
// Author: lionel23
Knight Light gasped for breath as he slid down the slope of the hill to the foliage below. With deft precision he kicked himself off just before hitting the bottom of the earthen slide and landed squarely on his hooves.
"Knights, where art thou?" he called to his fellows, two of whom slid down shortly after him.
While each of them were dressed similarly in long, sea blue caparisons decorated with their homeland's livery, Knight Light's own outfit differed slightly. He was the only 'knight'
Tangible Darkness - PrologueWith its grand walkways, high towers and prestigious noble inhabitants, one would be forgiven for believing that the city of Canterlot held nothing but good will and tales of happiness. It had always been common belief that all within the city's great walls were safe from the darkness that loomed in the quieter and less sought-after areas of the Equestrian nation. Afterall, with the royal guard protecting the city's grounds and the high seat of Equestrian royalty, what darkness could ever possibly lurk in such a grand bastion of light?Tangible Darkness - Prologue6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It must be remembered however, that light itself is only half of the full spectrum, and that in order to r
Listening - Rainbow DashListeningListening - Rainbow Dash7 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rainbow Dash pumped her wings as she swung past the cloud pillar. A shorter, wider cloud closed in on her other side. The gap between them was just wide enough for her to zip through without touching, but that wasn't cool enough. She rolled sideways and kicked the cloud with all four hooves. It took all of her strength since the cloud was bigger than she was, but it broke apart and drifted away. Rainbow Dash grinned to herself. Dad said she was still too little to do weather work, but she had just proved him wrong!
"Dad! Dad, did you see me?" cried Rainbow Dash to a stallion resting on a cloud. He rose as she flew over to him, smi
Drillbit Character SheetElement: LoyaltyDrillbit Character Sheet8 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Special Talent: Carpentry
Love Languages: Quality time, words of encouragement
Physical Appearance: Tall with dull green eyes and a cream base coat, with freckles on his cheeks. His mane is a dark brownish red, and is medium-length and shaggy.
Smells Like: Woodchips.
Speaking Style/Sound: A deep voice with a slight Richmond accent. People from Virginia would know what that means....
Common Phrases: "Awesome", "rad", "no way", "sweet", a random assortment of words in place of curses that aren't in any uniform group, like "butternuts", "fishing pole", "pumpernickel". They aren't often
Starfall Questions and AnswersStarfall Questions and Answers10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
This article gives background and story details for My Little Pony: Starfall.
So, yes, SPOILERS. MANY, MANY SPOILERS.
Still here? Well then....
The point of this is to give insight as to how the story developed along with information that may not be given or detailed within the story, but is still relevant.
There's no specific order to the questions and I plan to add more to this over time, depending mostly on what I do with other projects related to Starfall.
Last chance! Click here to go read the story!
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The Price of Loyalty and Love, Chapter 1With a contented sigh, Cloudstriker wiggled a bit in his seat and gave a mighty stretch of his wings, before wrapping one of them lovingly around the mare seated next to him and burying his nose into the silver and black of her mane. After flipping a page of the book in front of her with magic, she glanced up towards him, blushing slightly at the intimate contact. A soft chuckle sounded from across the table and Striker brought his eyes up to find a green pegasus quietly looking at them from over the top of his book with a pair of startlingly bright silver eyes.The Price of Loyalty and Love, Chapter 110 months ago in Drama More Like This
"What...?" Striker asked, his question muffled slightly by Dovetail's mane.
Persona: Harmony Chapter 3 Part 1Persona: Harmony Chapter 3 Part 111 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight arrived at Sweet Apple Acres just in time to see Big Macintosh and Caramel hauling baskets on their backs towards the orchard. The sun was beating on her, one of the hottest days of the year, causing her to sweat before she had even started to work; she could only imagine what the day would be like.
The unicorn snorted. The old Twilight would have feared and whined at the idea. Not her. She could do this. She just needed to keep herself hydrated and stay in the shade if possible. Besides, Applejack was counting on her.
Twilight approached them, ready to work through the heat, when she noticed said pony
The TalkThe Talk11 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I think it's time you got ready for bed, Sweetie Belle," Rarity suggested nicely.
"Aw, Rarity, I'm not tired yet. And besides, we're having such a good time."
"Yes, but I promised Mother and Father I'd tuck you in at a reasonable hour. And... besides. There's another reason I invited you over this weekend."
"Huh? There is? What is it?"
"Well, you're getting older now. And while I know you don't have your cutie mark yet, really, it is just a matter of time. And there are things a young unicorn needs to know."
Sweetie Belle sagged. "Oh. This is gonna be 'the talk', isn't it?"
"Sweetie Belle, now... don't take it that way. It's an importa
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 18My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 181 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When The Dust Settles
"I'm sorry for your loss, Twilight Sparkle." The words always came hard to Sgt. Ramrod, who had found himself speaking them too many times in his life. "Boldheart was a brave warrior, and his sacrifice will not be in vain."
At the sound of his words, the broken spirited unicorn glanced up, her eyes filled with confusion. "Why did this happen? Why to him?"
"Warriors throughout history have asked that, yet none have found the answer. It is a question I'm not sure can ever truly be answered." Sgt. Ramrod explained, slowly, wishing he understood it himself. "Brave ponies like Boldheart have always given the
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 17My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 171 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No Greater Love
"Eeeaaaaah!" Spike's blade parted the rain as it glittered in the night, reflecting a burst of lightning as it flashed overhead. It impacted the plates of armor shielding Wildfire's back, there was a terrible screech as steel met steel, neither force willing to give in, yet in that moment there was a new strength that overcame both, the might of a dragon. With a crack to match the thunder bellowing above, the steel plate shattered, breaking the dagger blade off at the hilt as it snapped. Wildfire's eyes went wide, his pupils dilating as he felt the deadly shard of steel pierce his wing driving deep into his back.
Intension I: Dark MatterTwilight opened her eyes. She wasn't sure what had caused her to wake up so suddenly in the middle of the night, but she had a prickly feeling at the back of her neck, and a nagging suspicion something was wrong. She looked around the room.Intension I: Dark Matter1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Nothing seems out of place....
Twilight's eyes tracked around the room and didn't immediately spot anything out of place, so she looked again. She still felt like she was missing something.
Sitting on her desk, which had previously been blank, was a small scroll, rolled up and tied with a delicate black ribbon. It seemed to be smoking slightly, and as Twilight got out of bed and approached, she
Persona: Harmony Chapter 2Persona: Harmony Chapter 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight woke up with a jolt. She gasped, exhaustion evident on her sweating brow, forcing large breaths into her lungs. She somehow felt drained, like she had spent all of her energy. How? She had only just woken up. She looked around the room, the bright morning sunlight filling it with the promise of a new day. Through heavy eyes, Twilight smiled up at the light her mentor was bringing. It was as if Princess Celestia was wishing Twilight good luck through the sun. She felt grateful of her teacher. Then, the sudden image of a black void for a sky grabbed hold of Twilight's vision.
Nervous, she hopped out of
Persona: Harmony Chapter 1Persona: Harmony Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight Sparkle was pacing outside of the large marble double doors of the Princess's throne room. She had been summoned by the Princess herself and had arrived early from her home at the library. However, she had gotten there quite early due to anxiety at getting the summons. She had already been there ten minutes waiting for the appointed meeting time to finally come around so as not to seem disrespectful of the Princess's wishes. She noticed the sun in the cloudless sky through one of the windows next to her, telling her it was almost noon.
She took a moment to relive yesterday's events, to remember Celestia'
For Those We Left BehindA knock sounded at the library door.For Those We Left Behind1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight looked at it but remained silent. She returned to staring down at her hooves and the neatly folded letter between them.
"Twilight, dear, are you home?"
No, Rarity. I'm not.
The door opened without Twilight's response. She heard Rarity approaching, but rather than greet her guest, she shifted her gaze out the window.
"Ah, there you are, darling. Would you be so kind as to loan me Spike for the rest of the day? I'm running dreadfully low on rubies, and the Fillydelphia Fall Fashion Fantasia is just around the corner."
"Sorry, Rarity. I gave him the day off."
The sound of hoofsteps on wood s
FiM - An Honest OpinionNow that it's been an entire year since I found out about the Friendship is Magic phenomenon, I decided to write my opinions regarding the show and it's fanbase.FiM - An Honest Opinion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So what do I honestly think of Friendship is Magic, and it's fanbase?
It's a good cartoon, but that's it. There are a lot better ones around. I seriously loved the first three episodes of season two, but other episodes on both seasons have been just basic good. Never bad, but rarely excellent. Lesson Zero is still the best episode of the show in my opinion, and there has been none better ever since.
Otherwise I really enjoy the stylized look of the show, the excellent animation, and of course the top notch voice acting. Also, they hardly look like ponies, and are more like any stylized cartoon characters (which is a good thing in my opinion). The most enjoyable main characters have definitely been Pinkie, Twilight, and Fluttershy, due to their major mental breakdowns and freakouts. Others have been pretty muc
The Mare and the Wolf: MeetingThe Mare and the Wolf: Meeting1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The bear laid dead on the ground, just a few feet away from his bloody paws. His body swayed from side to side.
Unable to sustain his own weight for any longer, he collapsed clumsily in the dirt; luckily, he fell on top of his good leg, saving him from additional torment.
The sight was getting blurry and the colors were starting to become little more than dark green and brown, shaky spots. He just laid there, in the middle of the Everfree Forest; he knew he couldn't move, so he just tried to fight off the sleepiness. The pain on his leg and neck was excruciating, but he was too tired to scream or even growl. It wouldn't have made a
Not a TreeNot a TreeNot a Tree1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I would like to be a tree
Full of the confidence that I lack
And bear fruit to the many weaker
Critters that call me home.
I would like to bloom
In the burgs where my
Sisters have planted
Their many roots
In the arid dust
Of lands once wild
And home to natives
That share the resources.
But alas, I am not a tree
And my roots are not planted.
I do not have the confidence
Nor can I bear fruit
Yet critters, still call me home.
The Elementals - Chapter 1The Adventures of the ElementalsThe Elementals - Chapter 11 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter 1: A Prophecy of Elements
Equestria. The most peaceful place in all the worlds to visit and live. Anypony knows that. Rules by Princess Celestia and her younger sister, Princess Luna, the duo work together to make sure that very peace thrives forever.
In the heart of this area, there lies a small village by the name of Ponyville. A quaint town. Not really a lot of tourists but everypony who lived there preferred it that way. They didn't want their quiet little town being overrun with loud obnoxious tour ponies. Yep. It was peaceful alright. Especially for six special ponies who resided there in that
How Equestria Was MadePony Land was dying. Megan referred to it as Narnia; always winter but never Christmas for the seasons had stopped changing but unlike Narnia, where the sun had still rose, the sun of Pony Land no longer made it above the horizon.How Equestria Was Made1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
With the exception of Megan and her siblings, all the humans had left Pony Land for more hospitable lands, as well as the Grundles and the Bushwoolies and a few other creatures the ponies have met over the years. The only other non-pony that seemed to remain was Spike, no longer a baby dragon but rather a young adult and twice the size of the other ponies, stayed and used his breath to keep the ponies warm as they
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 2MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Less than an hour later, Twilight had gathered her friends from all around Ponyville and brought them to the library- Rainbow Dash, a blue Pegasus; Fluttershy, a yellow Pegasus; Rarity, a white unicorn; Applejack, an orange pony, and Pinkie Pie, a pink pony. They had all begun to argue with Twilight when she had come to get them (well, except for Pinkie Pie; Pinkie had been busy trying to catch a butterfly) but the look of concern and worry on her face had been enough to encourage their cooperation. Now, all five of Twilight's friends spoke in hushed tones as the purple unicorn closed the curtains and shades except for Pinkie Pie. P