Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 3Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHAPTER 3: The Next Step
It was a few hours after sunset when Celestia, Luna and Accord all made it back to Everfree. The moon that Luna had brought forth that night was high in the sky and shining brightly against the dark. King Solmidas was waiting out on a balcony that faced the east watching for his daughters when he finally saw their silhouettes against the moon.
"Chernalia, they've returned!" he called to the queen who was waiting in the room before the balcony.
Queen Chernalia, the lady of the night, daintily stepped out of the room. She was a beautiful tall alicorn mare with a dark blue coat and hair that resembled the night sky with little sparkles glimmering in it as it waved slowly in the air. Unlike her daughter Luna, she had yellow eyes that contrasted well against her darkened appearance. She was wearing her silvery blue royal anklets, collar and crown like her husband and looked rather presentable as the queen. Once she had made it out on the balc
Mark of the SunMark of the Sun2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mark of the Sun
The sleepy little alicorn princess did the best she could to keep her eyes open. In her vision was an orange sky with dark blue sky surrounding it. The rest of the sky was still darkened. The stars were behind them for the night was just about finished and morning was on its way. The ocean waves were crashing down every few seconds just yards away from her as the wind flowed through her bright pink mane.
To her right was a tall, grey, bearded alicorn stallion with his face to the east waiting patiently by her side. His flank bore the symbol of balance, his wings large and majestic although tucked at his sides, his black mane cut straight and short like that of a royal guard's helmet. His name was Accord. He showed no signs of weariness for he, the master of order and harmony, had been well prepared for this. But it was not his moment to prove himself. The dau
"Switchy Pie" Chapter 4"Switchy Pie" Chapter 44 years ago in Humor More Like This
The next morning, Pinkie left her apartment above Sugarcube Corner quickly and went to the Carousel Boutique to buy herself a hat to cover up her horn.
"I think this hat will suit you best, Pinkie." said Rarity showing her a nice blue hat with yellow and pink balloons on it. "I stitched in those balloons for you to match your cutie mark."
"Why thank you, Rarity!" Pinkie said delightedly. "and it's just the right size for me to cover up the horn." She then lifted it with her magic and placed it on her head covering the horn up. She then paid five bits to Rarity for the horn. "Alright, I'd better be on my way now "
"I sure hope work goes well for you today, Darling."
"I do too, as well as Twilight. She better not let anyone in the library "
Pinkie then walked back to Sugarcube Corner to open it up. She was there a bit early and a few of the workers got there before the Cakes did. Pinkie had already started working on her treats she had
MLPFiM: "Switchy Pie" PrologueMLPFiM: "Switchy Pie" Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a bright sunny day in the heart of Equestria. The ponies of Ponyville were out and about at their every day duties and activities. Inside Sugarcube Corner, the workers were busy creating the finest baked goods in the village. The pony named Cup Cake was walking through the shop checking on all her employees.
"These treats are looking good everypony. Keep up the good work!" she encouraged them. But nearby, some ponies were having issues.
One pony was busy making a delectable little cupcake on her worktable when she ran out of icing in her tube. She turned around to reach for a new one and then turned back only to find her cupcake gone.
"What the ? Hey, Pinkie Pie!!" she said turning to the adorable pink pony with icing and cake mix smeared all over her face.
"Oops ..were you working on that?" she asked.
"Um, yeah I was! Now I gotta start all over again, thanks!" said Pinkie's co-worker
King Sombra's WarningKing Sombra's Warning2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
King Sombra's Warning
"Wow, today sure was great, wasn't it Twilight!" said Spike as he walked up the stairs with Twilight. They were both getting ready to go to bed after a long day of having saved Equestria once again and needed a lot of sleep.
"I mean, we saved the Crystal Empire, you passed your test, and I'm a hero now!" he continued excitedly. "Bet you weren't expecting that, eh?"
"Oh Spike…" said Twilight laughing, "…you were always a hero to me!"
"I know, but isn't it, like, just awesome that I have my own stained glass window in honor of what I've done now?!"
"It does feel pretty good to be in one of the stained glass windows in the Canterlot Palace. Of course it's traditional to always make one when somepony…or dragon, saves the day."
Spike stopped and started entering his little basket bed while Twilight continued on to her bed. She used her magic to lift the covers and began tucking herself in while talking to Spike.
"A lot has happened in the last f
Cutie and the Beasts chapter 5CHAPTER 5Cutie and the Beasts chapter 52 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was dark and there were no sounds but mumbles in Fluttershy's mind. The darkness slowly started to fade to light and the noises turned into voices. She saw purple and pink above in her vision and started hearing her name over and over again instead of faint mumbles. Her eyelids opened and closed several times and her vision became less blurry and the voices were clearer. It was Twilight and Pinkie standing right above her with very worried faces.
"Fluttershy?" Twilight asked.
"It's us Fluttershy, your friends." Pinkie reminded her. "You do remember us, right?"
Fluttershy's vision was back again and her hearing was fine. But for a moment she forgot what she was waking up from. Was she in bed? No, it was her living room. But what was she doing lying down on her living room floor and why was it a complete mess? And why was her fur and hair all messy and full of dust a
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising PrologueAge of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It all began with love.
After the dawn of time, alicorns and mortal ponies lived separate from one another. In the old age, the ponies of the earth below us started out as a very segregated race: greedy, unjust, hateful. The world as we knew it had turned evil and no longer reflected the land it was created to be. Sin was rampant everywhere and love was but a memory rarely spoken of. We alicorns, the immortal and wise race, were disgusted with what the world had become and made our domain in the heavens far above the sky. Granted, our race was not perfect either, but the land below us was shrouded in darkness and hate and we could not coexist with those beings.
The land grew colder, and snowier. The winter season one year did not stop. Spring did not come; instead, it continued to snow and freeze all around the ponies' domain. It was the windigoes, demon equine s
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 4Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 42 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHAPTER 4: A Promise for Change
It was morning in the Royal Wing the next day as Percy and Penny stood in front of the stained glass window to meet their old friend Accord. He could not be seen anywhere but they knew very well where he was hiding. They looked directly at one stained glass window that showed an image of Accord. The window next to him, which was previously blank, was now filled with the still image of Celestia and Luna battling large slimy monsters on the edge of the shoreline. Accord was getting ready to tell one of his stories.
“Accord?” Penny asked, “Is that you?”
“Oh that’s gotta be him!” Percy said excited.
“Percy, Penny…” said his voice echoing through the room. “I’m glad you two are here…”
Suddenly a burst of light came from the stained glass window, and the image of Accord came to life.
“Have I got a story to tell you!” he told them happily.
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 5Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 52 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHAPTER 5: We Must Negotiate
The next few weeks started out rather well for Celestia and Luna in the educational center. They were kept busy and given all sorts of assignments and studies based on history and diplomacy. Their instructors were strict but fair and had much background knowledge on each subject. Most of them were alicorns who had been around for a while and thus had personally experienced some of these famous historical events, making them the best teachers the princesses could possibly ask for.
Every morning would start out with diplomacy lessons followed by history, all in addition to any other lessons they had had before like mathematics, science, and literature. Starswirl taught them magic lessons in the late afternoon as always, but felt he also needed to quiz them on diplomacy every now and then, to help out with their lessons to become monarchs one day.
“Now then, are both of you feeling up to the best of your ability in diplomacy?
"Muck and the Mare" Chapter 1"Muck and the Mare" Chapter 14 years ago in Humor More Like This
The next day, Rarity, Spike, and all their friends got together and used one of the big wagons they took from the Diamond Dogs the last time they encountered them. Applejack hauled it up the hill to the gem fields where they would find more gems for Rarity's dresses.
"Thank you so much for coming with me, everypony!" Rarity told them gratefully. "I thought this would be a good way for us all to spend the afternoon and help me at the same time! Spike's been such a good little helper, but I've been in serious need of a little more help."
"We're glad to be helping you Rarity." said Twilight Sparkle. "Today's a beautiful day to be hunting for gems!"
"Yeah, and it's good those dumb dogs are gone so we can have some peace and quiet now!" Rainbow Dash remarked.
"Oh, but where do you think the Diamond Dogs went to now?" Fluttershy asked a bit frightened.
"Eh, don't worry 'bout it, everypony." said Applejack. "Them dogs ain't none
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The next day, Twilight spent hours working on the spell Pinkie asked her to use. It sure was one tough spell and required much studying. Twilight used it several times on Spike for a few quick seconds but it wasn't quite as good as she was expecting, but she was slowly starting to understand the basics and how it worked. She was finally ready to make the spell last about a day, but she decided to use that one when Pinkie would arrive later that night since she wouldn't want to change Spike for too long.
"Okay, Spike, I'm gonna make it last about two minutes now." Twilight explained to her dragon companion. "Now what would you like me to make you like this time?"
"I dunno, we've tried several different emotions already: excited, bored, angry, quiet I can't think of much more... OOOOH! I know what! Make me romantic!" he said excitedly.
"Romantic? Spike, does this have anything to do with Rar
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 7Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 72 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHAPTER 7: News of the North
“The general said WHAT?!” bellowed the king upon hearing the bad news.
“Yeah, I dunno what went wrong, Your Majesty, but that guy really wasn’t as good as you described him.” Percy told the king while standing behind the saddened princesses.
“Why did he have to be so mean?” Penny asked angrily. “I mean Celestia and Luna did great in there and were reasonable and nice and all. Why couldn’t he just listen to them?!”
“I can’t believe what I’m hearing.” the queen said turning to her husband in disbelief. “Leogle would never speak so harshly, especially not to children!”
“Honestly father, I don’t know why he said the things he said about you…” Celestia said with her head hung and a tear forming in her eye while Luna stood next to her trying to comfort her. “I tried everything I could and he w
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Later that afternoon, the Corner was closing as all the workers were heading out for home. Several of the workers were already talking about what Pinkie had done earlier.
"Gosh, that Pinkie Pie is just so unbearable!" said one of the workers to her friends.
"I know, just when is she gonna get it through her head that she needs to stop eating all the sweets in there!" said another.
"She'd better cut it out before she gets fired or something!"
"Do you think Mr. and Mrs. Cake will do that?"
"Well, what would you do to her?"
Inside the shop, Pinkie and Peachy were still cleaning up their worktable. Pinkie had just finished remaking the wedding cake she ruined a few hours ago. She had a muzzle on her face.
"Ok, Sis, you ready to take that muzzle off?" Peachy asked her sister.
"Mfffff hmmmmm!" she said with a muffled voice as her sister started undoing the muzzle. "I knew that muzzle would keep me from eating the next cake! Heh
"Switchy Pie" Chapter 5"Switchy Pie" Chapter 54 years ago in Humor More Like This
Pinkie made every effort to stay up all night studying the reverse spell, but she ended up falling asleep with her face in the book. Suddenly a nearby rooster in Ponyville crowed and she woke up. Her face was molded like the middle of the book and then popped back into its place. She sat bolt upright and realized what had happened.
"Oh pony feathers, I fell asleep! Now it's gonna take me longer to learn this darn spell!!"
Twilight then walked downstairs with Spike, both of them yawning and still looking tired.
"Hey Pinkie, how's it going?" Twilight asked her.
"Not too good you guys. I fell asleep! I'm gonna have to go a few more hours without anything but studying to the best of my ability!"
Suddenly there was a knock on the door and Rainbow Dash's voice could be heard.
"Pinkie, Twilight, you guys in there? It's Rainbow Dash, I have some pretty important news you might wanna hear " she said thro
"Switchy Pie" Chapter 3"Switchy Pie" Chapter 34 years ago in Humor More Like This
The whole library was in a state of disbelief. Twilight had accidentally overused her spell and not only did she give Pinkie a serious personality, she accidentally switched them! Now Pinkie was the studious unicorn while Twilight was the frolicsome Earth pony! No one knew what to do and even Pinkie was already worried.
"Well I simply do not believe this!" said Rarity in shock. "How will Twilight ever get by like this?! She's always been so calm and organized, having Pinkie practically in her body will just create madness!"
"Oh don't worry, Rarity, I'm sure Twilight will be fine. I mean, Pinkie always survived this way, so I'm sure she can too. And it is only one day hopefully " said Fluttershy.
"Yeah, but what if somepony finds out about this? Should we let the mayor know?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"Oooooh no! We aren't telling anypony about this, they'll think we're crazy
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 2Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHAPTER 2: The Night Arrives
"Tia, I can't believe I'm already on my way to raise the moon tonight!" Luna shouted flying next to her sister high above the Equestrian landscape below them.
"Neither can I Luna." Celestia responded. "It seems like it was just yesterday when I raised the sun and earned my mark."
"Do you think I'll get my mark too?"
"I got my mark the first time I raised the sun and I have a feeling you will too."
"I sure hope I do "
"You will Luna, I know you will. And don't feel bad if you don't get it the first time; you can always try again. I'll come with you a second time if I have to "
"No there won't be a second time, I will raise the moon tonight!"
"That's the spirit Luna!"
"Though I'll bet I can get there before you!" Luna snickered, speeding up ahead of Celestia.
"Oh, so you wanna race do you?!" said Celestia, diving forward at greater speeds.
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 1Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising chapter 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHAPTER 1: Luna's test
The world around Princess Luna was obscured by her closed eyelids. Darkness was something that never scared her though; after all, she was the princess of the night. All she could hear in the large palace was the voice of the pony in front of her: Starswirl the Bearded. He was the wisest and most powerful unicorn mage in the kingdom and Luna's best teacher thus far. His gift of immortality allowed him to live on without dying and he had been teaching younglings for centuries by now.
Remaining perfectly calm, Luna's unicorn horn began to glow with light and was ready to cast a powerful spell. She was in the middle of a very important test of her skills in magic and was more than determined to pass it.
"Now remember Luna, you will not need your eyes for this test." said Starswirl. "The deepest forms of magic come from within. You cannot rely on vision to
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #79, 80, 81!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#79) As a woman should I be worried that the people that run our fandom are guys primarily (example: Equestria Daily)? I must say I was a bit offended when I saw sexualized ponies getting featured.
Answer: This is a fantastic question, because it's so multi-faceted and it raises genuine points about larger issues that exist in society. Despite feminism and suffrage, and policies that increasingly purport to grant women greater levels of equality, women are still marginalized in a lot of circumstances.
It's fair to say that Equestria Daily is a male-run website. You have the occasional female admin (Phoe springs to mind) but naturally, Sethisto is the dominating force of the website, and, I imagine, the one with the power to accept and veto the overall decisions that Equestria Daily makes. A simple glance over the site suggests that it's run by men, for men: you can quite frequently see images of ponies in 'sexualised' poses, and on more than one occasion they've linked t
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#101) Why do so many bronies lie about their gender? So many (guys) pretend to be girls and it's weird. This one guy pretended he was a slutty girl pony so guys would sex roleplay with him and treat him nicer and flirt with him. Am I the only person who thinks this is creepy? You shouldn't lie about who you are, should you?
Answer: Of course you shouldn't lie about who you are. You should know everything about everyone. I don't befriend someone unless I know at least the following details: what their blood type is; where they grew up; if they have a history of heart failure in the family; when they started to walk; what their first word was; how many kids they plan on having (if any); and so on. The list is endless, and even then you can't trust people.
Concealing information is fair enough, but lying about information is a bit of an odd one. On the one hand you have the power to be whoever you want to be online – if you're a weedy, anxious individual who can't co
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #110/11/12!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #110/11/12!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#110) What would you say are the biggest misconceptions society at large has about the MLP fan community? Also, what would you say are the worst assumptions society has made about MLP fans that, unfortunately, are generally true?
Answer: I'm not sure how aware of the MLP fandom society at large is, and so I'd first point out that the majority of people do not, and will not ever, have any knowledge of the bronies. Those who do know of them, though, seem to have different perceptions, most of which appear to be negative. Having spoken to a few members of the public about "Friendship is Magic", a common misconception seems to be that the people who make up the brony fandom are either paedophiles or homosexuals (sadly, being gay is still treated as a bad thing by many).
Liking something designed for kids obviously raises assumptions, but it's doubtful that many bronies are paedophiles, and neither would I argue that bronies are more likely to be paedophiles simply because of
Review of MLP: FiM's Crystal EmpireReview of MLP: FiM's Crystal Empire2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The big two-parter has arrived! And My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is kicking off with the Crystal Empire two-parter.
The first part is about Celestia giving Twilight the rather monumental test of finding a way to protect the Crystal Empire upon its mysterious return from the shadowy King Sombra (meaning shadow in Spanish).
And the second part is focuses more on Twilight finding the Crystal Heart which is key to stopping Sombra.
This two parter is easily the most visually stunning two-parter yet. Everything from movement to lighting to the absolutely gorgeous looking Crystal Empire is incredibly well-designed.
And surprisingly enough, darker as well. As in, there was more liberal use of black and shadows this time around, giving some pivotal scenes more atmosphere.
This willingness to be 'dark' just means that kids get a more well-rounded entertainment. They're gonna' have to use the potty on their own one day after all.
However, that's also the double-edge sword with Crystal Empi
Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate endingAs she approached the blue door, she hesitated. Ever since Rainbow's denouncing of Lightning Dust, which occurred in front of not only her friends, but her entire squad of recruits, this was something she knew she had to do. But that didn't mean she had to like it. She'd been practically trembling on the approach to Spitfire's office. What she planned to do here, and what consequences that might emerge from it, were things she did not care to think about. But she also knew that if she didn't do this, if she simply kept quiet and went along with what had been going on, she'd never forgive herself for it.Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate ending2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She lifted her hoof and pushed the door open. Once open, Rainbow saw within the office. Spitfire was there, continuing to do what she'd been doing the last time Rainbow had visited her, signing autographs. It was understandable of course. Being as famous a flier as she was, Spitfire probably had to spend half her day doing this. Though it was clear from the look on her face that she did
"Muck and the Mare" Chapter 5"Muck and the Mare" Chapter 54 years ago in Humor More Like This
It wasn't very hard for Rarity and all her friends to get out of the fortress. They simply followed Rarity's dirty hoof-prints to the entrance. It seemed all the dogs were either already beaten by Rarity or were hiding from her. The night had passed and it was morning now as they all walked through the forest talking about Rarity's amazing performance from earlier.
"Rarity, I gotta hand it to ya, girl, you really showed them Diamond Dogs who's boss!" Applejack complemented. "I never thought I would see ya do somethin that brave!"
"To be honest, Applejack, I never thought I would either." Rarity replied. "But the thought of you all in that dungeon just made me so angry and determined; I just had to come rescue you all!"
"Yeah, and here we were all thinking you WOULDN'T come to get us!" said Twilight remembering how they all had little faith in her before, "And lo and behold you DID come and you got yourself dirty to do it!