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
Polaris #4: Mad WorldPolaris #4: Mad World3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight Sparkle hadn't run this fast since she was a filly.
She rounded the spiral stairs of Canterlot Castle, gasping and desperate, until she reached her library workshop. Her chest heaved and hurt from the nonstop running, but she pushed it aside to concentrate on the task at hand.
They'd called her mad. They'd said she was depraved. They'd said she was messing with powers beyond her reach.
Unfortunately, for once, it seemed that "they" were right.
Wasting no time, she willed several books off of the massive shelves. They opened and spun around her. Twilight's eyes were lightning, moving across several turning pages in mere seconds. Her mind moved almost as frantically.
It should have worked, it should should have worked, it should have worked! None of this should have happened! I checked everything! I dotted my Is, crossed all the Ts, carried all the ones, seriously what happened here-
"There she is!" she heard a voice cry out from the hallway.
Spark Chapter 1Chapter 1Spark Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rainbow Dash lay on a cloud, head in her hooves, looking out at nothing in particular. She had to keep her gaze down to keep the sun out of her eyes, and ended up pony-watching. Nothing in particular was going on; it was early enough in the summer that the heat hadn't gotten bad, but after planting season. Ponies went about their business in the late morning, a few deciding on an early lunch while most ran errands or still worked. Nothing special at all. At least, until she saw Fluttershy rushing through town with full saddlebags. It was odd enough to see Fluttershy in such a hurry, let alone with her packs. Rainbow Dash decided to see what her longtime friend was up to and took off from her cloud. She easily caught up to her Fluttershy by flying just above the ground.
"Hey Fluttershy. What's up?" she asked, making her flight look casual next to the hurried pony.
"Twilight said it was an emergency!" Fluttershy explained. It really came out more in gasps; Fluttershy was hardly
Moonlit Sparkles - Ch. 1Author's Note: This story was written long before Season 2, Episode 4 where Luna received her canon personality. Drop what you know about her from that episode. Thank you and enjoy!Moonlit Sparkles - Ch. 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Moonlit Sparkles Chapter 1
"You're going WHERE?!"
The earsplitting cry startled the birds that rested atop Twilight Sparkle's library home. Panicking, the birds rushed into the sky to find a safer place to perch.
Twilight was using her magic to pack several books and supplies into a few different bags. The books themselves covered a variety of topics, but she only packed the necessities, knowing she wouldn't need her entire library on her trip to Canterlot. The warm glow of the sun draped appealingly across the room, blanketing every surface. Certainly there was no better time to travel; the springtime aura penetrated everything, from the simplest plant to the most complex animal species. Life itself just seemed so vibrant, and Twilight was
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #104/05/06!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #104/05/06!3 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
Spike the 'Hero'Spike the 'Hero'3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Anyway, I hope you enjoy *******
Spike the "Hero"
The Crystal Empire was slowly becoming engulfed in a mass of threatening, black clouds; dark as the deadliest of storms. Screams could be heard all around as the crystal ponies began to panic. Up in the tallest tower in the city, Twilight found herself trapped within the confines of a black-crystal prison, the gems risen up from the ground, blocking any means of escape for the lavender unicorn. Just outside, Spike started to feel nervous. His eyes darted from side to side, his feet moved up and down like two, small pistons.
Twilight started to scramble within the crystal-walled trap, looking for the Crystal Heart with a set of panicked eyes.
"The heart? Where's the Crystal..." she started, voice q
Cupcakes 2: Chapter 4- FluttershyCupcakes 2: Chapter 4- Fluttershy4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Cupcakes 2: Silence of the Hares
Edited by The Color Twelve
Chapter 4: Fluttershy
Rain dripped loudly against the window of Twilight's library. She was trying to sleep, but couldn't. She knew that Pinkie knew where she was. She also knew that even with the Royal Guard's protection, she was exposed. She tried to calm herself down, but nothing seemed to work. She had read books about the subject of psychology, and knew what she was suffering from, but that didn't help her cope with it at all.
Her fearful reverie was interrupted by three muffled knocks that rang through the house. Twilight sat up with a jolt. She paused, waiting for something to happen. 'Must be my imagination,' Twilight said to herself as she laid her head back down on the pillow. Then the sound came again, three more quiet knocks. "Is someone there?" Twilight called, walking towards the door.
"Twilight? Can I talk with you?" A soft voice spoke through the door. Twilight was already sure who it was, but she s
Shame at the Check-OutShame at the Check-Out3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Shame at the Checkout
Beads of cold sweat rolled down Rainbow Dash's neck. The hot ceiling lights above intensifying the anxiety she felt to such a point that she felt as though she was going to pass out. There she was, standing in the middle of Ponyville's largest store. Her eyes were wide, staring at the newest piece of fan-merchandise being sold.
No, it wasn't anything to do with the Wonderbolts.
It was a limited-time offer Daring Do wallet. Rainbow Dash had to keep her mouth shut to prevent drooling. The wallet was grey and had adventurer's face printed on the front, grinning competitively at some invisible foe. She was a force to be reckoned with, even as just a picture. Hilariously, based on how she looked out of the wallet, Rainbow Dash felt like she was the foe- her hero's ruby eyes piercing into her own like arrows in bows, primed to fire.
Overall, it was beyond awesome, much better t
As The Night Blooms - Chapter 1As The Night Blooms - Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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 nopony was to know. If news of this got out, all her careful planning would be for naught.
Her only company came in the form of a single candle, wax dripping slowly into the smooth, brass holder beneath it as time wore on. A pile of books lay sprawled in front of her. Each carelessly tossed aside when it was deemed unimportant to her.
"It must be am
Kaoru x reader more than just a maid pt 23rd person p.o.vKaoru x reader more than just a maid pt 21 year ago in Romance More Like This
It was the second day of work for (your name). She ran up to the Hitachiin, surprisingly on time today. But when she arrived she was greeted by the twins instead of one of the butlers. "Hello (your name)." they aid together. "Um...hi." (Your name) was quite confused. Shouldn't the twins be in school. "We realized that we haven't properly introduced ourselves. I'm Hikaru," the one on the left said, "And I'm Kaoru." the one on the right finished. "(Your name) nice to meet you." She smiled and held out her hand. The boys just stood there not knowing what to do. (Your name) awkwardly coughed to break the silence. "Well I gotta go change, bye guys." And with that she left. The wins smirked at each other. "What should we do first Karou?" "Hmmm I've got a pretty good idea." The twins walked up to their bedroom, where they knew (your name) would be heading after she changed. They were gonna do a little 'act' for her. (Your name) walked in the room, not noticing that the boys w
On a Cross and Arrow: Part 4.On a Cross and Arrow: Part 4.4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Upon a Wing and a Prayer
Rainbow Dash sneezed.
It was the second day of their living in the odd Genderswapped dimension, and the blue mare was bored to TEARS. The morning had dawned uneventfully, and though she had originally had the mindset to treat the odd turn of events as a vacation of sorts, she realized that remaining cooped up beneath the HEDGE was of absolutely no interest to her.
"AUGH" she groaned, rearing her back and flapping her wings restlessly for the fifth time in twice as many minutes. "I can't STAND this. I gotta do SOMETHING Twilight, or I'm gonna go STIR-CRAZY!"
Applejack glanced from her sitting spot, over to the bookfilly, who was currently engrossed in the local copy of 'Supernaturals'. "Y'all may want ta listen t' her Twi. Ah've seen her stir-crazy, and it tain't pretty."
Twilight did her own groan as she set the book down. "Look, for the last time. We are not stepping hide nor hair nor hoof outside of the HED
On a Cross and Arrow: Part 9.On a Cross and Arrow: Part 9.4 years ago in Humor More Like This
On a Cross and Arrow
By Conner Cogwork
Twilight and her five friends are transported during a botched spell, across dimensions to... Ponyville, Equestria? But not the same one that they knew. Sitting on a bench is Harpsy and Babar. The Doctoress avoids apples from an aspiring Applebuck. And in a library across town, six stallions join their forces as they try to decipher the appearance of filly look-alikes of themselves around Ponyville!
Image credit to Stellarina! Thanks SO much!
Under a Midnight Star
She snorted, before blinking, and looking around.
Night-time had fallen, and everypony was snoozing away. Everypony that was, except Twilight Sparkle apparently. She sat herself upright and rubbed at her eyes, taking a look at her companions.
Dash was snoring, loudly, on her back, Applejack seemingly in a contest with her to see who could make the most racket. Rarity was tucked away in a corner, in a pile of blankets, as she murmured s
The Fall Of The Rainbow Factory Chapter 3The Fall Of The Rainbow Factory Chapter 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
THE FALL OF THE RAINBOW FACTORY
Chapter 3: The Fall
Word of warning: This Chapter contains blood and gore. If no pony is a fan of that stuff watch at your own risk. Enjoy Everypony!
As the two guards walked into the cell room to get the next failure. Something didn't seem right...The cages where empty! As the guards began to walk around suddenly a long metallic chain was hurled down from the shadows above as the chain swiftly and silently wrapped around one of the guard's neck and yanked him up into the darkness. "Well this is bad...another break out...but...then why aren't the alarms going off? Don't you find this weird at all yard stick? Yard stick?" The guard said as he heard no response from his partner as he turned and saw this his partner was gone. "Eheheh ok yard stick haha your very funny..now stop messing around and help me find them." He said out loud getting abit nervous. Suddenly without warning a body fell from above and landed next to the guard...It was yard stick, a gree
The Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-WellThe Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-Well3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
She is the masked superhero Alicorn, or Winged Unicorn, of Equestria who originates from Ponyville, using a cape and wide-brim hat to hide her wings and horn.
Her uniform was designed by Rarity, which was originally used to teach Rainbow Dash a lesson in humility and grace. She is best known for the powers used by her four secret identities: Twilight Sparkle’s Magic, Applejack’s Athleticism, Fluttershy’s Wing Power, and Pinkie Pie’s Pinkie Sense. Because Rarity was only the designer of the uniform, not an actual wearer, her powers will not be taken into account.
Because Mare-Do-Well’s powers originate from four different ponies, these ponies will be analyzed by their best attributes, combining them into one pony, that pony being the Mysterious Mare-Do-Well.
Twilight is the Top Graduate of Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns, being picked by the Royal Princess herself as her Personal Protégé. As a filly, she was
Rediscovery (Rebirth of the Empire)Rediscovery (Rebirth of the Empire)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Crystal Empire Trilogy
– Ponies with Stratovarius
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Rediscovery (Rebirth of the Empire)
Where did the world once disappear
When we were praying for freedom
The light was blinding my eyes,
Then darkness came;
Was that the end…?
What waited were the graying walls
Lifeless city and kingdom
Is this the worth of my existence
Has nothing changed?
Am I alive and trapped in the death
Or dead and lost my afterlife
Was I ever anything else
Than these crippling chains around my neck
They say time has forgotten our life
Yet the scars are still fresh in my heart
Can't I just leave it behind
Can't I just forget it all
Am I a ghost that's wandering the earth
I remember nothing more but pain
I saw the light once faded
Is there meaning to even try to escape
They say time has forgotten our life
Yet the scars are still fr
Equine VampirisThe morning sun broke over the hills surrounding Ponyville, casting long shadows over the small town. The birds, which were usually vocal in praising the dawn, were strangely silent this particular morning.Equine Vampiris3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Near the centre of town sat a large tree. It had originally been the town hall during Ponyville's early years. More recently, however, the tree house had become Ponyville's library. It was a place of peace in times of trouble and much to the residents' dismay, it was often damaged. The tree was bathed in the golden light of the morn, making the frost on the leaves sparkle like the stars. These were the same stars that the tree house's sole occupant, the unicorn Twilight Sparkle, had spent most of the night gazing at. Twilight turned over as the sunlight filled the room, trying to catch a few more minutes of sleep before she had to begin repairs on the hole in the ceiling that Twilight's Pegasus friend Rainbow Dash had made the day before. Normally she would have fixed it
Somepony That I Used To KnowNow and then I think of when we were togetherSomepony That I Used To Know3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Like when you said you would party until the day you die
Told myself that you could be right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
Was that love or just an ache I still remember?
You just got addicted to a certain kind of madness
Club moving to the sound of drums, pounding of drums
After we found that we could not make sense
A cello and synth can not be friends
I'll admit that I was glad it was over
But you didn't have to cut me off
Pretend our fling never happened and it was nothing
And I don't even like your wubs
And now you treat me like a stranger and I feel so alone
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need them though
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 you bored me stupid
Part of me believing that you could be
Welcome HomeWelcome Home3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
Ponies with Ayreon
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Bathing in prismatic light
Awaking free at last
Able to move on my own, I'm back in control
Only blurred memories left
Glimpses of the past
In my dreams I still walk the surface of Moon
I saw my home
From where I stood
What once was my home
From my thousand-year room
Isolated on the Moon
Locked within the abyss of time
A voice echoed in my mind
A shadow reflecting life
Resentful thoughts enslaved my soul, my heart
How did it wish to break free
Torment the world once seen
How did I wish it to leave my soul, my heart
Long years alone
Friendless and cold
Alone with my thoughts
One tormenting soul
While my spirit roamed the Moon
Locked within the abyss of time
So warm it feels to walk on earth
So much it heals to see living world
So much it calms to meet loved ones
The Moon Rises Chapter 2 Between PoniesThe Moon RisesThe Moon Rises Chapter 2 Between Ponies3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As was the case every day, the darkness of night began to shift into a lighter color as dawn began to rise. The midnight blue became baby blue and the stars slowly drifted from the view of anypony who may have been looking at them, the marvel of-
-the marvel of-
Perched atop her balcony as per usual, Luna rolled her eyes before turning to face her sister, a little perturbed that her moment had been interrupted. Celestia couldn't read the annoyance on her sister's face and went right on to speaking with her now that she had Luna's attention, inadvertently ignoring her sister's mood.
"Your constellations were quite the marvel last night Luna."
The princess of the night sighed and closed her eyes, exhaustion beginning to set in to her body after having crept in the whole afternoon and night before, "Why thank you Celestia,"
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.4Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too Chp.4
By: DolphinBuster starring: Fluttershy and Rarity
The small critters scurried from place to place around my cottage as I rested on the sofa, by a nice cozy fire. It had been a hard few days, with the storm and being stranded in a cave alone with Rainbow Dash. The thought always seemed to send a shiver down my spine, and my mind would get all disoriented. All my thoughts becoming about, her. Why couldn't I shake these feelings off? Why am I crushing on my filly hood friend? What if Rainbow Dash found out will she hate me, will we stop being friends? The answer to those questions, were unknown.
What is there to like about me anyway? I'm just a shy, quiet, fearful pony, that cant even fly more then twenty feet off the ground unless somepony was with me. Rainbow is the complete opposite of me. Shes brave, tough, a great flier, good looking, has a beautiful mane, a nice tone body, and the way her eyes sparkle when she l
A Canterlot HauntingThere is a phenomenon few know about, that graces the Canterlot Performance in the deep hours of night. The baritone performance of travelling stallions would cease, the crowd unleashing the required applause as the performers bow out with all the attempted grace such ponies can have. The murmur of small talk and criticism would simmer to nothingness, and as the cleaners swept through the aisles, cleared away the rubbish and ruin of the night, it would begin.A Canterlot Haunting3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Many of the younger or newer staff members had ridiculed tales away with an sweeping hoof, having heard too many stories of pranks and hoaxes. The high, floating tone of the cello in the breeze would go unnoticed. Many of the staff had surrendered their efforts to find the very obvious hidden gramophone, while others still found the melody too ethereal for their ears. The midnight cleaning staff refreshed its ranks quite often.
It was as the cleaners shuffled out the door, elder stallions chided by the young ones for their naivety
The Moon Rises Chapter 3The Moon RisesThe Moon Rises Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"And what is it that you are here for today, citizen?"
In the royal day courtroom there stood many ponies of all shapes and sizes, ranging from bulky earth ponies to slight pegasi to frail Unicorns all the way to the giant mixture of the previous three races, an Alicorn. Celestia sat on top of a regal and rich purple pillow on the side of the court away from the large doors that gave entrance to it. Next to her stood the green coated day captain, his posture rigid and his face plastered with a seemingly permanent smirk. On the other side of Celestia was her technically former student Starswirl who now spent his days acting mainly as her adviser and her chief spell maker. The rest of the courtroom was filled with various ponies who stood in various positions, some off to the side to observe while others formed a long line that reached the back of the giant and o
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #73, 74, 75!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#73) My best bro and I have been bronies for a while now. I would never bring up being a brony on purpose to anyone who didn't know. But now we're doing a project in Literature class, and my friend is doing his on how he became a brony. I don't think it's a good idea. In fact, I find it embarrassing. What should I do?
Answer: This is something that seems to happen reasonably often people become big fans of "Friendship is Magic", and then fancy teaching the world to sing by shedding light on it in a class. And while you could argue that older individuals liking the show is an interesting point of observation, it's not particularly academic (not in terms of literature, at least) and so a presentation on it doesn't seem appropriate in general for that type of class.
It might be because I'm in the UK, but I know for a fact that if I presented on MLP in one of my university seminars I wouldn't be taken seriously by the teacher or the students. We tend to do