Shame at the Check-OutShame at the Check-Out2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
FIMFiction link: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56451/Shame-at-the-Check-Out
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
A Poetic Tribute to the Royal GuardsA Poetic Tribute to the Royal Guards2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ponies of Equestria
Last breath's tenure
Protectors of the dawn
Sun's rays, their call
To duty, for all
Sentinels of the dusk
Proud to serve the night
Countless years spent
Without her guiding light
Servants of the Crown
Princesses' spear, staff and sword
Purveyors of their writ
A wing, a horn, a hoof
Outstretched in service, shadows lit
Aid of others
All sisters and brothers
Empowered by Shining Armor
Order emboldened, infinity.
Luna's Nursery RhymeLuna's Nursery Rhyme4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
High in the sky, there is a sad story
Told of a time long ago
But little fillies, there is no need to worry
The story is harmless, you know
In that time long gone, there was a princess, with hair the deepest of sapphire
She and her sister, they ruled the skies, and her sister's power she did admire.
For she ruled the moon, and her sister the sun, they spun, in an eternal dance.
In the sky, they did sing, they did spin, they did play, until it happened upon one mischace
Under the sun, the ponies did frolic, they laughed, and they ran under the sunbeams
But when the moon shone, through the clouds of the night, they left her alone for their dreams
She was left alone, in the clouds of her home, to stare at the emptiness below
In the sky, she was sad, she was lonely and mad, at those, who would sleep, through night, she loved so
They say, that her heart, it grew angry, it grew dark, as her jelously rose in her chest
So on that day, as her sister brought the sun to it's rest, she let it cons
The Moon Rises Chapter 1The Moon RisesThe Moon Rises Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Now the hour has come at last
The soft and fading light
Has crossed the west horizon
And has bidden us goodnight
-The Moon Rises
Air colored a lavender-blue, the smallest rays of light peaked over the horizon to shine towards the sprawling lands that lay over that horizon. These were the most petite of beams however, not enough to bring true light to those who it passed over but enough to signal the dawn of day. It was these lights that lightened the sky to the shade of the only one viewing them with great wonder, a being with the body of a pony, the wings of a pegasus and the horn of a unicorn while she was none of these things. If she were to take flight she could easily
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#107) So this isn't very easy for me to just come out and say to some guy I've never really talked to, but based on some of the answers I've read from you, you seem to know your stuff. You see, I have this really big problem right now. I seem to have a strange attraction--no, addiction, to Rainbow Dash. It's not a sexual attraction, it's a love attraction. The funny thing is I don't even like her personality. Well, at least in the show. The fan-fic versions of her are probably what tipped me towards her. But anyways, what I need is for some way, any way to get her out of my mind or something. I don't want to hate her, I just want to not be attracted to her. If you could help me in any way, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks much!
Answer: It's interesting that you make the point that your attraction isn't sexual, but is, instead, more platonic in nature. Having strong feelings for a TV character isn't as unusual as it sounds; a lot of people have crushes on charact
Lament of a princessThe sky was bright orange. The sun had been setting for the past few minutes now and it's fading light was creating a spectacular scene. A grassy hill, in the middle of a beautiful flower-filled field. Atop the hill, a single oak tree, probably a hundred years old.Lament of a princess2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But it was next to the tree where the truly important sight was. It was a stone. Old and worn, with etchings on one side. As the sun's light began to dim, a figure approached the stone. An alicorn, with dark blue fur and a mane that contained the very night sky.
She approached the stone and gently sat down. Her gaze never left the etchings, which had been partly obscured by moss and ivy. Carefully, making sure not to damage thje stone, she used her hoof to brush the plants away, revealing the markings more clearly. As she looked upon them, her expression, which until then had been fairly stoic, eventually began to morph into one of pain. Her eyes shut tightly as they began to well up.
But she would not she a t
Tears of a Fallen Star Ch2Chapter 2Tears of a Fallen Star Ch23 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The wind was calm today; hopefully it will go as planned. Star Bolt stood at the edge of a steep cliff looking into the distance. Thinking back it’s been almost five years since he first used the Lightning Orb and now that he is older, he believes fully that he can control it. His mentor and gardian Commander Mist stood behind him; “You can do it sparky, show them what your training has amounted to.”
Star Bolt looked back at Commander Mist, and nodded, then he started to focus. After a short time of concentrating, he could feel a static charge in his hooves. Then he looked up, as a small cloud formed above his head. This cloud grew larger and larger until it was about five feet across. Then Commander Mist yelled out, “It’s too big hold back!”
When Commander Mist yelled this,
Tears of a Fallen Star Ch4Chapter 4Tears of a Fallen Star Ch43 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Friendly Foe and the Eclipsed Nightmare
The air was humid in the underground hut, the inside was dark but Commander Bolt and his officers could still make out the markings on the map. Commander Bolt turned to the officer on his left, “Lieutenant Stone, you and your Bow ponies will line up in the central trench,. Keep your aim high I don’t want ponies falling to friendly arrows.”
Lieutenant Stone replied, “Yes Commander!”
Commander Bolt turned to another officer, in front of him, “Captain Storm you lead your pegisi through the frontal assault and drop spears on them, but move fast, and make your flight path unpredictable. Celestial archers are some of the best, and Unicorns can throw spears at the same accuracy.”
Captain Storm Replied, “Of course, Commander, we will be careful.”
Then Commander Bolt turned t
Tears Of A Fallen Star Ch1Chapter 1Tears Of A Fallen Star Ch13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Unknown Colt
Wind… that was the first sound he heard, the young colt opened his eyes but he was too weak to move. With his eyes open, he could see many stars above him, that’s when he realized he was lying on his back. Out the corner of his eye, he could see a blue mane, he was very weak so he struggled to move his head to see who that mane belonged to, it was a tall beautiful mare.
The mare noticed that he had woken up so she smiled at him and asked “Are you ok little colt?”
The young colt could only nod his head yes, he was still too weak to talk. The mare smiled and spoke again, “Congratulations my little pony, you just earned your cutie mark. You now know your special talent.”
The young colt looked at the mark that had recently appeared on his flank, it w
Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!"Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!"Cease and Desist, Online Bronies!2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The two words that bronies fear above all,
Making them a target for hunting's sake.
One after another they drop and fall,
Leaving a trail of brony-tears in their wake.
Then two bronies eager to quote the law,
(Threatening dreams of courthouses and bench)
Start their internet search and declare war,
Quoting vacuous facts from where and whence.
The first, with an authoritative eye,
Spreads leg to his foe by building his wall;
Mantles word from an informed alibi;
Clears throat and offers the following drawl:
"Hasbro, play the fair hand;
A year and a half has gone up in smoke!
I wasn't making a profit; I'm victim to the fact!
Perhaps you don't understand?
"Well, I," quoth the brony, "understand copyright law,
Trademarking and legal-shit, and so I spoke:
That we're not in breach of any sort of contract,
To toy with the product we claim to adore.
"You sour relations by protecting yourself
(As a brony I care only for my state of health)
Oath of The New Lunar RepublicOath of The New Lunar Republic2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I pledge my loyalty to the New Lunar Republic
To hold my Lunar honor high
To fight in good or bad
To live in allegiance with Luna and the Eclipse
I'll die for our rights in war
I live to give a free today and a brighter tomorrow
Tears of a Fallen Star Ch3Chapter 3Tears of a Fallen Star Ch33 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Commander Bolt’s Decision
Star Bolt and Commander Mist both stood at attention outside the door waiting for their cue to enter; inside they could hear Princess Celestial giving her speech to the ponies of Canterlot. Commander Mist looked at Star Bolt, “Are ya ready for this Sparky?”
Star Bolt kept his stance and replied “Yes Commander, I am ready.”
Commander Mist smiled “Are ya sure because you look nervous.”
“No Sir, I am ready for this I am completely confident.”
The commander started to taunt him “Ya sound nervous too, ya sure you’re ready?”
Star Bolt started to get irritated, “No commander I'm not nervous, I'm fine I’ve been waiting for this honor almost nine years now, I’ll be fine.”
Commander Mist continued, “Ya know, one sign of being nervous is denial. Are
Miss Princess: An MLP:FIM Short Story"Could you tell me a story, Miss Princess?"Miss Princess: An MLP:FIM Short Story2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Celestia blinked, looking back at the young purple filly standing in the doorway.
"Twilight! What are you doing out of bed?" Celestia asked, gazing at the small unicorn with a frown.
A grey royal guard gave a small cough, and motioned to the filly. "She said that she could not fall asleep, Your Highness. She would like you to tell her a 'bedtime story.'"
The small unicorn smiled, her eyes sparkling. "PLEEEAAAAASE Miss Princess? My Mommy always tells me stories before bedtime. She says it helps me to have good dreams."
Celestia stared at the young filly, whose coat suddenly changed into a purplish-blue, and mane to a light cyan. She sprouted tiny wings, and donned royal jewelry.
"Tia, could you consider telling me a tale tonight?" the Alicorn asked, her sweet smile seeming to warm the room.
"Sister, I am frightfully busy at the moment..." a white Alicorn sporting a pink mane sighed, using her magic to levitate a small purple quill and importan
Tears of a Fallen Star Ch5Chapter 5Tears of a Fallen Star Ch53 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Two Orphans, Celestia, and New Recruits
Commander Bolt stood at the summit of Dragon Mountain, overlooking Equestria. From here, he could see everything, from the Everfree Forest; to the Mild West all the way back to Canterlot, even the battleground near the Castle of the Royal Alicorn Sisters was visible from here. While Commander Bolt looked at the battlefield, he noticed that it looked like there was actually a battle happening now. How? Why? A battle taking place while Commander Bolt stands on a mountain watching? Commander Bolt tries to open his wings to fly, but they don’t budge. He tries as hard as he can but his wings refuse to open, it’s as if they were held to his side with magic. Commander Bolt looks over the edge of the mountain but there is no way down, the edge is nothing but a straight drop.
Welcome HomeWelcome Home3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
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[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
As The Night Blooms - Chapter 1As The Night Blooms - Chapter 12 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
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 BirthThere was frantic chattering all over as the nurses and doctors kept wheeling the patient through the doors.The Birth2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Cadence was lying on a wheeled table, being moved quickly down the hallway of the hospital, her belly swollen over the last few months. Today was the day. Alongside the doctors was her husband, Shining Armour, who had her hoof in his as they kept moving.
"It's okay honey! Everything's going to be fine!" He said reassuringly.
Cadence smiled back at him. She opened her mouth to reply to him but suddenly winced and she placed her free hoof over her midriff. This clearly caused the doctors some worry.
"Her contractions are getting more frequent! Call in more nurses!" One of them ordered.
A nearby nurse nodded and ran off to carry out the order. Meanwhile, the rest of them had finally arrived at their destination, the delivery room. They opened the doors and moved the table and princess inside. As they moved in. One of the doctors stepped aside and stood between Shining and
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #76, 77, 78!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #76, 77, 78!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#76) What are your thoughts about the little mini issue within the fandom regarding Lil Miss Jay - the artist who works on the grimdark version of Rarity? Sure, he might draw something people don't like. But on the other end of the argument he's received death threats from both haters and bronies (I mean yeah it's the internet but some arrests were actually made). Any specific thoughts?
Answer: This one was quite difficult to answer, as I tend to avoid Tumblr, and thus had to perform some genuine research before answering. Being friends with a variety of Tumblr-fluent people, I receive information every now and then, and I have heard about the person in question, although what I've been told has been mostly negative. That said, I've never personally been involved in a situation with this user, and I can't even say that I've seen much of their work, and so I'm afraid that the next few points will be based on what I've heard from other people.
Sending genuine death t
Faithless: Episode 4, The CelebrationFaithless: Episode 4, The Celebration2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What a head ache. It was as though Hero's head was being pierced by an iron spike. He rubbed his head, cringing in pain, as he sat up from his bed. Glancing out his window, he could see that he had been sleeping since the fight with Lord Vines. The moon was high and rested over storm clouds that had rolled in while Hero slept. But what happened? He couldn't recall anything after that freak of nature grabbed him with those fleshy tendrils. Maybe some fresh air would clear up this headache.
Hero groaned his way to the front door, his mane of brilliant stars a jungle of bedhead. He opened the fluffy gray cloud door and under a flash of lighting a cloaked mare rushed her head forward, planting a kiss filled with pent up emotion on Hero's lips. He pulled away from a stunned and now wide awake Hero. "Now be quiet and listen my hero." The deep blue mare, fluffed her wings, knocking rainwater out of her feathers. "The power you experienced that allowed you to defeat that creature was catylized
A Precious GiftTwilight Sparkle stepped lightly off of the train car that had just carried her to Canterlot. The evening was brisk and the smell of fallen leaves permeated the air, filling her nostrils with the earthy scent. This was definitely among her favorite times of the year and the only thing that could've made the dusk hour any better was to be spending it back in Ponyville. The rural hamlet, with its vast, sprawling orchards and surrounding woodland, offered what was quite possibly the best autumn view in Equestria. However, she had important business in the city that required her attention and the running of the leaves was still a week away, so she still had plenty of time to enjoy nature's beauty.A Precious Gift2 years ago in Romance More Like This
What had drawn her to Canterlot in the first place had been a simple letter. Simple, but it no way ordinary. This particular letter had been sent to her by Luna, the Princess of the Moon, who apparently wanted to speak to Twilight face-to-face. Luna was a good (if a little out-of-touch) pony and
Wedding preparationsAs she trotted along, she couldn't help but have a big smile on her face. Twilight walked along the streets of Canterlot with joy in her heart. The day was great, with the sun shining, the birds chirping, and everything seeming just as cheery as she was.Wedding preparations2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had only been three days since she and her friends had arrived in the city, and thus only three days since her colt-firend, Dusk, had asked her that very important question. Twilight decision was not something that she regretted. On the contrary, it made her all the happier. But now that she'd made her decision, there were many things that needed to be sorted out. And one of those things was exactly why she was walking down the city's main street.
For as she continued down the road, she eventually came upon her destination. The royal palace of Canterlot. This place had, during much of her upbringing, been like a second home to her. And it always made her happy to see it. Walking up the main stairs, she eventually came upon the massi
Sentinel of the Night"Rest now, my children, for you have nothing to fear. The heavenly moon stands watch over the land sunlight once graced. Though now as night comes and brings its dark cloak, you are safe under my wing. I am the sword and the shield, the silent sentinel, ever ready to defend you.Sentinel of the Night2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
On moonless nights, when you cannot see me, I am still with you. I shall never leave you, for even on the darkest of nights, I am the starlit heavens, draped over the land I love. No evil shall befall you, for I am that which evil fears. The sons and daughters of the night stand with me, on the frontlines of your dreams.
Sleep in peace tonight.
But those who trespass upon the land be warned. The fear you once brought, the dread you inspired; I have taken away from my children. You who prey on the weak and tread on forbidden soil, seeking to take by force that which we hold dear; there shall be no rest.
For the darkness you d