A Poetic Tribute to Lauren Faust: CreatorA Poetic Tribute to Lauren Faust: Creator3 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
A shining mind
Upliftment of gender
The fabric of time
The world challenged
Acclaim won for glory
Shown with grace
There is more than one way to be a girl
There is more than one way to be a boy
A silver trail
A message embodied
Dash of blue: dream big
Corona of pink: laughter, a cure
Ripple of white: share the bounty of life
Shimmer of lavender: believe in magic
Glimpse of yellow: embody kindness
Streak of orange: be faithful and true
Enchanting and reviving
The creative spirits of others
A true creator
Herald of a new Earth
Upon which love and harmony prevails
Emotion expressed, simply
Thank you, Lauren Faust
One Big Military Family ch22One Big Military Family ch222 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 22- Mysteries, Crushes, Alchemists, and Kidnappings
"About time you all got back Edward, is your hair shorter?" asked Mustang when they met the Fullmetal Alchemist, his brother, and mechanic at the train station a few weeks later. Winry seemed very pleased about Roy's observation considering Ed had chopped off his entire ponytail and though did look a little younger, it still worked out quite will. Lee looked at the group and a wide grin crossed his face as he ran over and jumped into Al's arms.
"You comed back!" he celebrated and Al laughed, ruffling the boy's hair.
"Of course we did." Lee grinned and hopped over into Ed's arms.
"I like your new hair, Edo." He chimed. Ed smiled a little at the boy gratefully and chuckled.
"Thanks twerp." He said, causing the child to grin up at him proudly. Lee grinned and hugged onto Winry's leg when placed back on the ground, causing Roy to smile down at his child before turning his attention back to Ed and Al.
"Well boys, on a lighter
The Price of Generosity- DRAFTThe Price of Generosity- DRAFT2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Price of Generosity- DRAFT
Darkness was all around her. She would hardly be able to make out her front hooves, only catching the slightest outline of their shadowy form, and that was when they were placed directly in front of her eyes. Her room felt small, the walls expanding around her as she pulled the blankets further up her body so the fabric brushed lightly under her chin. But the snugness didn’t scare her quite as much, for at the moment she wasn’t alone.
Sitting in a small chair beside her was Spike. His claw was gently resting on her hoof as he sang at a low voice.
“Some days feel like the rain will never stop,
when pain will sting the heart.
Some days feel like all hope is lost,
even if a light is in the dark....”
He paused and laughed, massaging his throat. “Sorry if my voice isn’t doing this song justice. It’s more difficult than I thought it would be.”
“I thought you sounded lovely.” Rarity said,
Ninja Apple BloomNinja Apple Bloom2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Ninja Apple Bloom: The Wild Imagination of a Blank-Flank Filly
The day was dreary and dark. The landscape devoid of lush life, replaced with jagged rock and twisted trees, branches like arms outstretched. The calm bluish-grey day hidden behind a veil of dark grey and thunder, yet neigh a drop of rain fell from the sky.
The lone figure of a pony hid behind one of the many trees, her face mostly hidden behind the black fabric of her outfit. Her orange eyes darting around. She was focused, determined to accomplish her mission.
"Now to find a way to sneak into the castle." The filly, Apple Bloom, muttered. Her country drawl clear even if her mouth was hidden behind the black fabric. She gazed up towards her destination. A large, gothic castle perched high atop the mountain, towers rising up to end in cone-like roofs. Fire
TwiDash I Can Wait ForeverTwiDash/RainbowSparkleTwiDash I Can Wait Forever3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
~~~I Can Wait Forever~~~
A lone cyan Pegasus mare had just reached home from her usual job as the Weather Patrol Leader, closing the door behind her; she let out a long sigh as she let out a single tear that flowed down her cheeks and landed on the floor beneath her slowly making her way to the shower room, she turned on the shower tap and water began to wet her fur.
~I know distance doesn't matter, but you feel so far away~
~And I can't lie, everytime I leave my heart turns grey, and I wanna come back home to see your face~
"I miss you." She said softly to the air around her, "When are you coming back to me?"
~And I, cause I just can't take it, another day without you with me, it's like a blade that cuts right through me, but I could wait, I could wait forever (I could wait forever), when you are call, my heart stops beating, when you are gone, it won't stop beating, I could wait (I could wait), i could wait (I could wait) forever~
Not bothered to fight the urge
Tryouts, Tears and TruthTryouts, Tears and Truth2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tryouts, Tears and Truth
Applejack really should have been apple bucking. Instead, she stood in the orchard, her green eyes taking in the vast sky, her mind wandering.
She always used to stress that daydreaming during work should be saved for the occasional five-minute breaks. She believed that having her mind on subjects not related to apple bucking would result in a reduction in her work quality and speed or, as she put it, "lolly-gagging".
Normally, the only thing that could get her mind off work was thinking about zap apple pies, which never failed to make her mouth water as she imagined their warm, crispy goodness.
Now, however, she was not thinking about anything relating to apples-regular or zap-or apple bucking.
She was deep in thought about something else entirely.
And even with so much more apple bucking left to do, she found herself unable to concentrate on work for any longer than a minute.
Her strange attention span loss started early that morning, when Rainbow Dash
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 9Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 92 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 9: Welcome to the Past (First draft. Final version in the works)
Zecora's eyes snapped awake and her body jerked from the sound of twigs snapping outside of her house, nearly making her fall out of bed. Twilight and her friends visited often but she was not expecting visitors at sunrise. Whatever was outside was either trying to break in or was in need of help. Getting up, the zebra made her way to the door slowly, ready for any intruder who may cross her path. Anything could be in the Everfree Forest and she was too smart to take chances. Listening carefully, she could hear voices outside.
"Yes, Flora, I think we are in the past." a voice whispered in mid-conversation. "Whatever my brother did, it caused a chain reaction that sent us all through time."
"But how far back?" a small squeaky voice asked. That one must have been "Flora."
"Look at the decorations around the hut. My mom said she donated some of these masks to a museum because they were significant artifacts.
One Big Military Family ch23One Big Military Family ch232 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 23- Search for Little Flame
"It's been almost two days and we can't find him. Mustang is actually out on the streets searching peoples' houses himself." Al told Winry. Not only was Roy out, but he got who ever he could to come out with him in search of his son. Ed was the first volunteer however and was determined to find the child no matter what. Winry looked out the window as it rained and tears filled her eyes.
"I don't get it though. Who could have him why?" she asked quietly. "I mean, I know that he's still alive but " she trailed off and pulled her knees to her chest and buried her face in her arms. Al looked at her and sighed, looking down at the ground. No one wanted to believe the worst about Lee. In fact, if it came to that, they all knew Roy would definitely attempt a human transmutation and lose his life just to bring back his child.
"I hope Ed's plan helps them find Lee." Al said quietly. Winry nodded. She had almost felt guilty because she had left to v
Mission ImpossibleRiza's fingers graced across the mahogany surface, worn out with age and fragile as a feather. How he had managed to get his hands on this she didn't know, but it was extremely special and welcomed on her part. With one last touch of the leathery cover, her hands sought the opening, the clip easy undoing as she flipped over the book, a small smile spreading over her features as Roy's hand brushed against her back. His fingers trailed down her white shirt which was his- and up until he met her soft skin.Mission Impossible3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The gesture was greatly welcomed by Riza, who smiled at his touch. Only in secret would she show affection and emotions, only here, alone with hi m could she be herself. Her supple finger came to rest against an old photo, brushing over it at the memories. As Roy's legs made contact with the rough mat, his arms slithered around Riza's waist and drew her backward. Her gorgeous blonde air shimmered in the moonlight, and smelled strongly of shampoo, he noticed as he drew his nose acr
Forever And AlwaysWhen Roy and Riza were assigned to catch a killer, Roy was slightly hesitant. Not just because the case put himself in danger but because it also, due to her involvement in it, put Riza in danger. Not matter how untouchable Riza seemed, Roy knew that, at any moment, it could all come crashing down. If anything happened to her, Roy wouldn't know what to do with himself. It would, in many ways, negate his purpose. Roy couldn't reach his goals without her. That much he knows. Yet, there they were, crouched against a wall near an alleyway, their eyes and ears watchful.Forever And Always2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Roy peered down the alleyway. Nothing. No movement. Silence. Still...
"I'm going to go investigate to make sure the coast is clear. Stay here, Lieutenant."
Although Riza nods her head, Roy can see the objection of his orders in her eyes. He gives her a look of his own, a "Don't worry, just stay here, I'm going to be fine" look before standing and quietly making his way down the alley.
Roy hadn't been walking long when he hea
Arcana AnimusArcana Animus3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"We should check on them," Ari said pushing her wet hair away from her eyes. "Ill go with you" Lita, Ariona's best friend said as she walked out on the shore. "YUMAY YUMAY" Dis yelled as walked passed the brush scraping his arms and legs along the way. He could hear Yumay crying in the distance. He tried to go down a small steep hill. Nevertheless, his heavier weight made him slip and he stumbled. Dis hit his head, and managed to pin his Foot. He yelled in pain, blood gushing from his wound. Yumay heard the racks tumble and Dis' wail. She was their in a flash. She ripped a piece of her shirt to try to stop the bleeding, but it was too much blood. "I'm sorry" Yumay said tears still in her eyes "this wouldn't have happened if I knew how to swim" She pressed her palm to his cheek. Yumay then turned to try to contact the others.
She rubbed her ankle bracelet and concentrated hard. "Dis hurt need help" was the only thing she managed to get through with all her emotions hi
The demise of the Rainbow Factory Part 2The demise of the Rainbow Factory Part 22 years ago in Horror More Like This
Scootaloo fearfully flew out of the Rainbow Factory, heading straight for PonyVille to 'complete her task' for Rainbow Dash. She was scarred by what she had seen, but she still had enough strength left in her to squeal. Even if she died trying, she'd die telling the truth.
Scootaloo flew to Sweet Apple Acres, and kicked open the barn door.
"APPLEJACK! APPLEJACK!," Scootaloo cried as she ran to AppleJack who was sweeping hay in the barn
AppleJack looked shocked, "What in tarnations, Scoot! You're covered in blood and look more afraid than a bunny in a wolf's territory. What's wrong sugarcube?"
Scootaloo was panting in fear as she said, "Rainbow Dash... killing... innocent ponies..."
AppleJack laughed, "Naw... Silly filly..."
Scootaloo cut AppleJack off by screaming, "And what about this BLOOD?! Please come with me to Cloudsdale... I NEED to show you. Please tell Twilight Sparkle to ask Princess Celestia to the Rainbow Factory, I really want her to help us."
AppleJack nodded and got Twil
A Waking Dragon: Chapter Five - Scorched AcresA Waking Dragon: Chapter Five - Scorched Acres2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Twilight bolted from the library, her horn pulling the door closed behind her.
As she ran straight toward Applejack's farm, her thoughts were racing. What went wrong? Was it another attack? A landslide? Did somepony die...again?
Spike was clinging to her neck for dear life, as worry overtook the young unicorn.
Eventually, the two arrived near Sweet Apple Acres, and Twilight slowed to a crawl.
On both sides of the path, where there were once dozens of Apple Trees, now stood nothing but tall black pillars.
The fence that once ran along either side of the long dirt road was now nowhere to be seen, and the ground was covered in ashes.
Twilight was speechless. There were no words to say. No words she could say. As far as she could see, there wasn't a single survivor, the entire orchard was incinerated. Her best friend's business and livelihood was destroyed, overnight.
Why was she here?
In the backgroundIn the background3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You have probably seen the ponies in the background, you know, Vinyl Scratch, Dr Whooves, Lyra, Bon Bon and Derpy Hooves, who you haven't seen, is me. Oh, but you bet I'm there, and even though you can't see me, I always see you, I'm always staring directly at you, into your soul, in pony crowds, remember the gala? I was there, waiting for you to notice me, luckily for you, you didn't, If you had seen me, you wouldn't be reading this, you'd be at my side, like the good friends we are.
Remember the Smile song? How you were thrilled with the music, and seeing your favorite ponies dance and laugh? I was there, waiting for you to glance at me. You haven't seen me... yet. At the end, all of you will be my friends, all of you will be at my side at one point. Go ahead, rewatch an episode, maybe this time you'll see me, maybe this time I decide to talk to you. But you don't have to watch an episode for you to notice me, I can communicate with you, interact with you, maybe meet you, want to kno
Arcana AnimusArcana Animus3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I promised Yumay I would teach her how to swim" Dis winked at Yumay "but rain check for sure" He grabbed her hand and kept walking in deeper "I'm not sure about this" Yumay looked towards Dis with concern and worry in her dark brown eyes. "There is nothing to be afraid of, except well me" he joked sensing a little hesitation. Dis pulled Yumay in closer to him and the water. Yumay yelped as the bottom of the river began to slip from underneath her. "Okay calm down take a deep breath, start kicking your feet" Dis began to explain the basics "good" he let her rap around his neck. "Okay I am going to let you go don't be scared, just wave your arms in circles like this" he demonstrated as he let go.
Yumay began to do what Dis told her and she did begin to swim. However, they both were unaware of the others who were in the middle of the contest. Something brushed past Yumay and she cried out in panic "Dis!" she said gasping for air as she went down. She reached out her ha
Somepony that I used to know lyrics-Luna/CelestiaSomepony that I used to know lyrics-Luna/Celestia2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Now and then I think of when we ruled together
We used to be so happy and so very nigh
You started getting all of the glory
While I got lonely without company
That rejection is an ache I still remember
You can get addicted to that certain type of power
In complete blindness to the end, always the end
So when things started to get real intense
We both knew that we could not be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over
But you didn't have to cut me off
Give me banishment and make me feel like I was nothing
I don't even need their love,
but you treat me like a danger
And that feels so rough
No, you didn't have to stoop so low
Use your powers on the elements
So that I would suffer
I miss the you from long ago
Now you're just somepony that I used to know
Now you're just somepony that I used to know
Now you're just somepony that I used to know
Now and then I think of all the times i made you sober
Being ignorant was always something that I'd done
But I no longer
Arcana AnimusArcana Animus3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It's getting dark." Dis said aloud. "I'll be fine here after all I am Arcana am I not?" Yumay laughed. "Not a very good one." The girls lifted the boulders as much as they could, but Lita was not strong enough. "I think it's time we improvised." Ari gave a wicked grin, and Lita returned the grin with one of her own. "I'll be right back." Yumay rushed to help push the large rocks. The sun was gone completely and all but Yumay was worried. "When I count to three everyone pull."
Yumay commanded. "1...2...3!" All three girls pulled with all their might and managed to get Dis' leg free. "Are you all right, what am I saying! You better be okay" Yumay joked. "You have to be fit for your ceremony." "I'm fine, just get me home." Yumay felt guilty if she had not run off in the first place Dis would not be in this situation. "We have to get home now." The forest seemed like a living shadow of its former self. Everything was serene, everything stood stil
Praetorian Chapter 3Praetorian Chapter 3: a Perfect Organism in an Imperfect EnvironmentPraetorian Chapter 32 years ago in Profiles More Like This
My curtains were shut, the only indicator of morning were the birds. In the forest they felt like the alarm clocks of nature. But they definitely sounded more gentle than the PROMETHEUS soundtrack at 5am.
I raised my frill to look around. At 10ft tall, with a 16 foot length you wouldn't think I would be able to fit on any bed. However, my legs could bend in several places. This allowed me to fold them against my ribs and curl into a ball with my tail. The only problem was my frill, but it didn't matter much. I yawned letting out a small raspy hiss. I stretched as far as I could without falling off. Leaning my frill back, I thought about how to expose myself to the public. Thoughts of hunters, scientists, and dissections flashed through my head. But a Xenomorph can't stay cooped up in a claustrophobic house! My mind forgot about all of that as the scent of Bacon fogged my senses.
Carefully, I slid off my bed and stalke
CountriesXReader- I SHIP ITWARNING: Some cuss words and implications….CountriesXReader- I SHIP IT2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Standing on the front porch of the vacation house the nations were currently sharing, Germany took a sip of his coffee. ’Looks like it’s going to be a peaceful day’ he said to himself. The sound of shattering glass broken through the silence. Or not… Rubbing his temples, he headed back into the house.
“France, give me back my damn notebook if you want to keep your dick!!” ____________ screamed as she chased the Frenchman through the house.
England and America pressed themselves against the wall as the two ran past. Germany stepped through the door and watched the scene before him.
“Ohonhonhon~ You must have something very important in this book mon ami~” France laughed.
“Shut the fuck up Frenchie!!” ____________ screamed again.
She finally managed to drab the back of Fra
DotR Chapter 1DotR Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Of course, one night where her mate was away at a Gathering, Ambermist’s kits had to decide now they were ready to come out. Frostfoot wasn’t even home, and neither was Coalpaw! She thanked StarClan that Patchcloud, a seasoned mother, was there to help her. The older she-cat knew just what to do, almost as well as any medicine cat.
“That’s right, Ambermist, breathe,” the patchy white and brown she-cat purred, rubbing Ambermist’s distended abdomen as another ripple passed through it. The birthing she-cat bit a stick in her jaws to cope with the pain, hoping it would be over soon. “Soon, deary, very soon, just hang in there.”
With an ear splitting yowl that probably woke half the camp, Ambermist clamped down on her stick hard, hearing the wood fracture under her jaws. Patchcloud rushed around to gather up her first kit, rasping her tongue over the wet bundle’s fur backwards to warm it up. The
Through The Witch's Eyes: Grosse SchwesterCONVALLARIA - BETWEEN TWO HEAVENSThrough The Witch's Eyes: Grosse Schwester2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Contained am I between two spheres. My sibling stars,
Clustered in the dark realms, against the growing storm.
Clouds of thunder choke my vision as I wait for a clearing.
Come out! Come out! I know you will come back to your big sister!
Crumbling below my sphere, my sibling flowers, or rather,
Corpses of my siblings. Their youth is forever gone to time.
Clocks halt by my will. If I pause the stream, they may return.
Clean corpses remain, no longer at their peak. Yet if I
Cast a shield on them against the streams of time, they will remain.
Corpses perfctly youthful will stay if contained from time. I will
Cherish you forever, my siblings. Even if you hide or crumble, I will never
Cease to wait for your return. I’ll wait forever. Always. Always.
The stars stay cloaked despite her gaze
The flowers wilt despite halted days.
To see her sisters is her yearn.
Centuries pass. They shall not return.
For the Love of Apples: PrologueFor the Love of Apples: Prologue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Prologue: A Chance to Make Right
The yellow pony watched the ground as she placed one hoof in front of the other, intent on not bothering anyone. Unfortunately the focus she placed into keeping her eyes on the ground kept her from seeing the pony before her.
"Oof," she exhaled as she smashed into the broad red chest of the stallion. Moving backwards quickly she looked up to see Big Macintosh. A blush rapidly spread across her face. "Oh, oh I'm so sorry Big Mac."
"Nothing to worry 'bout Fluttershy," he replied, a smile tugging at the corner of his lips. "Where yah goin' in such a hurry?"
"Oh, well Twilight invited me over, said she had a surprise for me," replied Fluttershy softly keeping her head down. "I should really be going, I don't want to be late."
"Eeyup," replied Big Mac his smile falling slightly. "Say hi tah Spark for me. Haven't seen him in a while."
"I will," she said and headed off at a brisk trot being careful to watch for other ponies in her path.
Big Mac sighed as he wa
Awakening PrologueTry as she might, her mental calls for help went unanswered. She ran into the chipped stone walled garden that she was in when she felt his presence within the outer walls. Flowers littered the grass around the center of the garden shrine. She knelt down next to the small pond that housed the stone shrine of Nature and Sun. The lone willow tree cast its shadow over her praying form. Saria could feel him approaching; but no one stopping his trek through the compound. The water remained as calm as it had ever been.Awakening Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Nature and Sun hear my prayers," Saria said sadly as she stared at the wall surrounding the garden, "I am sorry for bringing this about a generation early. El'lyawen should have been Thalea's daughter not mine."
"I am sorry for breaking the laws that my kind has kept sacred since your last descent," Saria said as slow tears fell, "but El'lyawen is needed now. Evil is making its return to this world quicker than normal."
Saria looked over her shoulder with a start sensing his
Unique When FlawedCherries linger on their stemsUnique When Flawed2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Roses are blinded to their thorns
Yet people still love them, even so
And, don't forget,
Kiwis and coconuts are furry
But inside they are soft and tender
It is like soft velvet
A Romaine tomato's skin
Sort of like the silk
Of a teacher's tie
Bananas are slippery
Their skins make people fall
Yet they're enjoyed by all
Bread crunches loud on the outside
Like the exoskeleton of an arachnid
And the yeast inside
Soft, risen, and backed beautifully
Oh how flawed everything is
Even the best have problems
The most delicious fruits
Can be so forbidden
And the soft at heart
Can be hard and shunned in body
Be let that not hinder your thoughts
Perfection is an insipid goal
You are beautiful in your own way
Do not let the impossible
Ruin what is plausible
The perfection will wreck you
There can be no good
If there remains no bad
The sun doesn't set for you
But a harmony inside
Those things people despise
Cannot cover the fact you're pure
If perfection is to e