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
Eternal Winter: Chapter 1Eternal Winter: Chapter 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Editor's Note (PLEASE READ THIS PEOPLE!): Okay, so here is chapter one. Let me get a couple points through here before you comment. There are a couple translation errors that I know I did. If you read both versions and there are inconsistencies, comment about it. Also, since there are translation errors, the story might have some continuity issues between chapters. As the story progresses, I will probably come back to these older chapters to fix the story gaps. If some parts of the story do not make sense, go ahead and say so. One last thing, I can only translate so fast. I will openly admit that I used a translator for a large chunk, but I have some extensive basic Spanish knowledge. This is correct as of English. I know enough Spanish to see the errors (and there were LOTS in the translators), but they helped. Each English update will come out about 1 week after the Spanish version. That is all I have to say now. Thanks! And thanks for reading!
Unison #2: Making A SplashUnison #2: Making A Splash2 years ago in Romance More Like This
What was I thinking?
A star-adorned tiara plopped onto Twilight Sparkle's bed.
It all looked to so good in my head! The actual outfit even looked good! At least to me... but I'm no designer, am I?
Two oversized, star-plastered sets of earrings and bows followed.
And the whole time, I pushed her to make it. Constantly correcting her over the most minor of details, forcing her to abandon her design sensibilities, and being ungrateful about a dress that she had offered to make me for free!
That dress, cluttered with animal and constellation designs, joined her jewelry on the bed with a soft ploomf. Twilight looked at the ensemble, only now finally able to see it for the trainwreck it was.
Whew. Back to some semblance of sanity. But the damage is already done. It's my fault. I asked for this, and I got exactly what I wanted... at the expense of a good friend's image. Maybe even her career. I'm the absolute worst.
She walked out of her bedroom and d
A Waking Dragon: Chapter Three - Too ShyA Waking Dragon: Chapter Three - Too Shy2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Rarity was quite nervous as she trotted with the two boys on their way to Fluttershy's cottage. She didn't know Cerebral Comet that well, but she did know she should. Not only was this stallion her boyfriend's new Guardian ad Draco, he was likely going to stay in town indefinitely, and might need to make a few friends.
There were plenty of suspicions that Comet was sent to replace Twilight. Which was certainly a disturbing thought to the young unicorn. It meant the Princess actually thought Twilight was replaceable. To think any of them could be easily replaced gave her chills.
The silence was nearly killing the mare, so she decided to break it the only way she knew how.
"So, Comet, how'd you get this assignment?" She asked bluntly.
The psychologist looked at the fashionista, smiled and sighed. "I'll tell you when I figure that out. Best guess the princess asked Lord Inkblot who his best student was, and inste
MLP FIM Do I pt.8MLP FIM Do I pt.82 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Twilight?", Celestia walked into her former student's quarters, "Yes, Princess"
"Eclipse, what has he been up to, what has he been planning?"
Twilight was confused, he rarely did anything alone, "Nothing to my notice, your majesty"
"Very well, but I will need to know what he has been doing over the years and any of information about him", she started for the door, "unless of course you want him gone for betraying you"
Twilight stopped her research on past Equestrian Wars. Was the princess really considering an assassination on her own brother?
"Princess, I promise you that won't be necessary", the princess stopped outside the door, "We'll see", she shut the door and headed of.
Twilight quietly walked to the door, she placed her head up against it, she could hear the princess walking down the hall. Once Celestia was out of earshot Twilight opened the door and told the guards that were appointed to the job of protecting her, she
Pinkie's BalloonPinkie's Balloon1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
By Sterling Davis
Rainbow Dash had just left the library after picking up a free autographed copy of Spitfire’s auto-biography, which Twilight had ordered specifically for her when she saw a familiar pink pony hiding behind a rock.
“Okay, Jacque…” Pinkie whispered to her new friend. “As soon as she passes us, we’ll jump out and shout ‘Surprise!’”
Dash stood in the outside the library squinting in the distance.
Was Pinkie talking to a balloon?
It was green and had a large, crudely drawn smiley face on in it in from what appeared to be some kind of black marker.
That was really weird…even for Pinkie.
Reluctantly, Dash decided to investigate as she approached the rock.
“Pinkie?” she asked cautiously.
“Aww, now the surprise is ruined!” she moaned in dismay before returning to her usual ecstatic demeanor.
“Hey Dashie, what’s up?”
“Why are you hiding behind a rock
A Life Worth RememberingFirst of four stories commissioned by WeirdKev-27. Also counting this as a trade to Bree7211, as he said I 'do whatever (I) like'. Sorry, but I don't care for Claymore. Yes, it's a sleazy loophole, but I'll take it!A Life Worth Remembering2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Apparently, my last story has inspired him to ask for a Celestia/Zecora. A wedding fic too, so 'Rainbow Dash and Gilda Are Nudists Queens' has inspired someone.
I already got paid, so I got to these four to do. First up:
She had lived over a thousand years; a marriage just ended up being nothing more than way to fight loneliness. Princess Celestia has been married five times, six this coming week. One husband for every two-hundred years, but this marriage had came early for one reason. It was her first wife.
Zecora, a shaman who lived in the Everfree Forest. The zebra had become friends with Twilight Sparkle, and she arranged the couple to met, albeit as friends
Red Dead ReDerption: Chapter 10Red Dead ReDerption: Chapter 102 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cold winds, fuzzy sense of perception, feeling the faint wisp of consciousness, attempting to grasp the light. The musty air began to filter into her senses, she opened her eyes and stared at her hooves. Joan was sitting on a bench her front and back hooves each tied separately into bonds. She was slouched on the splintery bench with a small pudge from her stomach poking out in her duster coat. "Huh, I didn't think I could sit this way." She said quite nonchalantly. She had seen Dyslex sit like this once but Dyslex was a circus contortionist before joining the gang. Joan looked forward, she was still in Cloparosa, her head was throbbing and she noticed her eyes were derping out more then normally.
A familiar snooty voice confidently rose up bleaching the silence in the air with a thick arrogance, "Well, well, well. Seems our prisoner is awake." From out of the curtain of a nearby building the small battalion of Celestian army soldiers emerged led out by Captain Red bloods.
Pip's new home Ch. 4“What is it? I have only begun to slumber,” Luna moaned as she was pried awake by a bouncing little foal.Pip's new home Ch. 42 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Getup, get up, get up!!” Pipsqueak said, still bouncing on the Princess’ bed.
Luna slowly rose up, clearly exhausted from being roused so early from her well-deserved slumber. She looked outside to see that it was mid-day and sighed. Pip noticed that Luna’s mane wasn’t the Waving picture of the night he was used to, instead, in its place, was a shortly cropped light blue mane that currently hung messily round her neck. He quickly recovered from this surprise to go back to the reason he had woke her up.
“Yoursisterisgoingtojudgeacookingcontesttodayandyouneedtogoandwegetfreegoodies!!!!!!!!” pip said jumping off of Princess Luna’s bed.
“Wait, what? Slow down Pipsqueak, breath and tell me again” Luna said with a sigh.
Pip took a deep breath and began, “Well this morning the breakfast wasn’t very large
Moonlight Terror 16: A trip to the PsychiatristMoonlight Terror 16: A trip to the Psychiatrist2 years ago in Horror More Like This
It was a warm summers day as Leeroy walked to the hospital for his bi-monthly mental check-up and trip to the drugstore to get painkillers to end his insufferable pain the scar gave him. He dragged his hooves slowly as he looked at the looming building that was home to the Mental Health Department of Cloudsdale and several other small medicinal departments were. Security was minimal, but still a few guards remained to make sure any unwanted memories kicked up a stir that may disrupt the public.
The building itself was not the most elegantly built cloud structure, at the same time it wasn't an eyesore to the public. In front of the building was a set of stairs, planted in the middle of the stairs was a statue that had been erected in memory of the founder of the building, Professor R.D Trot. He was well known for his understanding of mental illness', had it not been for his work the Cake's Pegasus child would have developed a much more severe and uncontrollable case of Autism.
Forging Harmony Arc 1: Creating the ElementsForging Harmony Arc 1: Creating the Elements2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Nowadays, the Princess of the Sun often watches her subjects from the castle balcony. Seeing them live free and prosper always brought tears to her eyes, and subconsciously spread salt over those old wounds, concealed by centuries gone by. To her, adopting Twilight into her school many years ago meant
Dust and EchoesDusk had come, the days time had almost been spent and what light remained was devoured by darkened clouds. All that was left of the day was dust and echoes, echoes that carried maddening whispers and heart wrenching pain. The dusk this day did not bring with it a promise of a bright tomorrow, but an encroaching shadow which would remain for days to come.Dust and Echoes5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
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One had left the ranch unknowingly for the final time.
Jenna spent little time getting back within the housing upon her return. Veruka, Rupert, Ross, Saria, Cotton, and Napoleon, all remained outside as usual. None of them seemed at peace but say Veruka and Napoleon. They all went separate pat
Forging Harmony Arc 1: Scene 1 Act 2Forging Harmony Arc 1: Scene 1 Act 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was getting late already. Whenever I take care of my animals, I always lose track of time. My mother is calling me already. Her voice trails in the wind, chanting a soft melody. It is like music to the ears of my little friends. I join her, whistling. Soon after, we were both singing that familiar tune, passed down from generation to generation.
My family never left the forest. I don't blame them. I have been outside just once, and it was already too much. It was a place riddled with disease, hunger, and savage violence. They loved getting off the terror, slaughtering without hesitation just so they could grab some riches. I couldn't save them... I was too afraid... Never again did I leave the woods. That night, I ran home, bawling waterfalls from my eyes. Mother caressed me, holding me tightly in her lap. I felt her embrace, her hooves rubbing my golden coat and orange mane.
"Sunshine... May your kindness rain on the people, like the eternal sun's rays..." After that, she sung a lu
A Waking Dragon: Chapter Two - A Thousand WordsA Waking Dragon: Chapter Two - A Thousand Words3 years ago in Drama More Like This
It had been happening for over a week. Every time he went to bed, Spike would wake in a different world. In one world, his girlfriend, Rarity, survived the dragon attack that claimed the life of his best friend: Twilight. In the other world, Rarity died and Twilight survived. Only one pony knew about Spike's situation. The only one Spike could trust not to take offence or judge him for it. She told him that the other world was just a dream that his mind created to help him cope with the loss. While that might be true, the problem was, from Spike's perspective, the dream could have easily been the world she occupied. They both felt real, almost too real. He never went to sleep. He just kept on waking up.
It was during moments like these, walking quietly with his girlfriend down the streets of Ponyville, that Spike thought about his situation. What if one of these worl
Trinity of Time Scene 5 Act 1 Part 1Trinity of Time Scene 5 Act 1 Part 12 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
I stepped in front of Silver and Ai, shielding them with my wings. The strange colt advanced without hesitation, almost daring us to oppose him. We stood alone in the open. Everypony had somehow gone into hiding. I thought I would never see empty city streets, yet here we were, the three of us against the three of them. A chilling wind whisked by, as the stranger drew closer.
"You certainly are interesting, Neo-Equestrian." I swallowed my saliva, nervous. He knew too much too fast. In fact, even my hosts didn't know that much about me. When I peeked backwards, Silver and Ai had mysteriously vanished. The ground on which they once stood was littered with crystalline feathers. Aware of my situation, I nodded in acquiescence. One of the masked ponies placed a small, black box in front of me, while the other handed some sort of scroll over to his master. My legs shook uncontrollably, but was it because of the cold, or because of fear? Out of nowhere, the trio unsheathed hidden weapons from
Sentiment-For KazeRyuujinShe's the stone in my shoe…Sentiment-For KazeRyuujin8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Zexion sat pouring over a crossword, pausing every now and then to think before inking in another answer, desperately trying to ignore the irritating tinny, shrill melody coming from somewhere behind him.
Zexion's knuckles began to turn white as he gripped the pen slightly harder then was necessary and his dark blue eyes narrowed as the song reached its peak. Unable to pay no heed to the distraction any longer, he spun around to face the person behind him.
The girl stretched out on the couch continued to read her book, oblivious to the other trying to gain her attention.
"Kaze?" He asked again placidly, raising voice a bit.
Still no response, and Kaze turned the page in her book, the end of her reptilian tail flicking back and forth in time with the song to which she was listening.
"KAZE!!!" Zexion yelled at the top of his voice, and although the tip of Kaze's wolf-like ear twitched slightly, she still did not take notice to the other.
A Waking Dragon: Chapter Four - Alligator TearsA Waking Dragon: Chapter Four - Alligator Tears2 years ago in Drama More Like This
In the main kitchen of Sugarcube Corner, a young earth pony was carefully covering a cake with bright pink icing. After she smoothed out the top, she stepped back to look over her work, spatula still in mouth. Before her were three cakes, each a different colour. They would all ready for decorating once the icing was allowed to set for a few minutes. Pinkie Pie trotted over to the kitchen sink, dropped the spatula within, and quickly washed her hooves.
With time to kill, and left alone in charge of the shop, she didn't have much to do. There were no customers, as she could see once she walked to the front of the store, but there were two little foals who were sleeping upstairs. She trotted to the upper level to check on them, making sure they didn't get into any mischief.
Quietly proceeding down the hallway, she looked in their room to see their crib empty. This, however, did not worry her.
"Another game of hi
Shattered - Chapter 4Shattered - Chapter 42 years ago in Drama More Like This
The first dredges of the rising sun were just starting to spread up from behind the jagged peaks on the horizon, bathing the eastern sky in soft orange and highlighting every lazily drifting cloud a warm indigo, as the steady promise of a new day fought to break the early-morning haze. On the ground, a delicate layer of morning mist rose and billowed on a gentle, intermittent breeze, sometimes even obscuring the distant purple mountains. It was the kind of morning to take a pony's breath away and render them motionless in silent awe of the early autumn dawn.
A wave of relief washed over Nurse Redheart as daybreak's first light glinted off the waiting room windows. She drew in a deep breath, the beginnings of a sigh, which turned to a loud yawn as she exhaled. It had been a long night. The nurse fought to keep her eyes open, as if some great weight was persistent on dragging them closed. She hated working the night shift. Ponyville Hospital had been quiet, as usual, with nary
The Ultimate Element - Part 1 REVISEDThe Ultimate ElementThe Ultimate Element - Part 1 REVISED3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What would you do, if you had
Twilight woke with a start, a loud crash emanating from afar. She moved quickly out the door, just in time to hear another horrible noise. Her eyes followed the trail of smoke in the sky, and she galloped for the ending point. Her natural curiosity was setting in, and her mind set up several possible options of what had occurred. She saw that she was not the only pony who was curious, the dawning sun allowing her to see that almost everypony was coming out of their homes, and headed in the same direction as her. Twilight reached a large crater just outside of town, her jaw hung open in shock. She was vaguely aware of others trotting around to see as well.
Fluttershy flew quickly past the unicorn, eager to help. Twilight slid down next to her, looking over the stallion that lay unconscious on the ground. As Fluttershy checked his pulse, Twilight saw that his deep blue coat was riddled wi
The Date 9 part 1On a fine and sunny day, Doctor Whoof was just admiring the blooming flowers and the little pollenating Insects that flitted from flower to flower. He then began to think about his best known stalker, Derpy Hooves. At some point before, the two got along as good friends, but now Derpy was after Doc for she was now in love with him.The Date 9 part 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What am I going to do about her?" Doc thought to himself, "Should I break her heart or just give into her?"
Suddenly, out in the distance, he saw a strange Bird flying in. It was wearing a conical hat. It had a wingspan of 7 or 8 feet. It was mostly colored white with black wingtips and a mostly black neck and head. Doc could also see that it had a patch of red bare skin on the top of its head (yet it was mostly covered up by the Bird's sedge-made conical hat).
The 5-foot-tall Bird landed in front of Doctor Whoof and stared curiously at him.
"Kon'nichiwa", greeted the Bird with a small bow.
"Fascinating", said Doc, examining the strange Bird, "Looks like a