Couple of Showponies: Chp. OneCouple of Showponies: Chp. One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The smell of sweat accompanied by jostling bodies and accomplished yells filled the Wonderbolts locker room, familiar to the fiery-maned mare who stood in the center of it all, a wide grin on her face. Seeing her teammates so excited after a successful practice session was one of her favorite parts about being the captain of the Wonderbolts. She knew the feeling of accomplishment that came with pulling off a particularly tough trick or sticking a landing after a daring dive, and she loved when her teammates--- her family--- felt the same joy... Even the more boastful ones.
"...and Fleetfoot totally would have crashed into the bleachers if I hadn't helped steer her toward the field," Tyco, of course--- who else---, pointed out with a smirk. The pale-coated stallion flicked his red and white tail at Fleetfoot's muzzle. "Isn't that right, Fatfoot?"
Fleetfoot snorted, nipping Tyco's tail and provoking a rather high-pitched yelp from the large pony. "Fatfoot? Really?" She rolled her
Thunder and Lightning Chp. 1Chapter 1Thunder and Lightning Chp. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Dash? Dash!" Twilight called out, standing on the path below Dash's cloud home. She stamped her hooves in frustration as the silence dragged on. She had been at this for several minutes, and the situation called for a bit more urgency than her friend was showing. Or not showing, as the case may be. So far she hadn't shown up at all.
"Dash, am I going to have to get Fluttershy to go up there?" Twilight asked of the clouds. She finally heard from above, a low groan making its way down to her.
"Alright already." Rainbow Dash complained, rolling onto her front and over to the edge of her cloud home, where she could look down on Twilight. She blinked slowly a couple times at Twilight. "Can't a pony get some shuteye?" she complained.
"It's nearly afternoon Dash!" Twilight retorted. Dash just looked around lazily at the bright day she had somehow slept straight through until now. She gave a yawn.
"And why were you asleep outside?" Twilight asked, her curiosity overcoming her sense
Luna's Day Out Chapter 3Lunch went smoothly, and Luna's praise that she'd have to recommend this place to others had left the host with a nervous happiness. She gave a long yawn, and Nova matched it from his nest on Luna's head. Fluttershy had started back towards the shops, but paused for the princess.Luna's Day Out Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"My apologies, again." Luna said, in all sincerity. "I'll be pulling an all-dayer at this rate, with my night ahead of me!"
"No, no, if I go back to the palace before the sun has set I know my sister will find time to ask me what's wrong, why didn't I enjoy myself... she tries so hard, but I wish she wouldn't sound so much like mother used to." Luna ended with a huff. "Though to be honest I've spent more time amongst ponies today than... well, for significantly more than a thousand years, I'll tell you. I wasn't expecting this bustle, it's enough to wear on one's patience."
"But, what if we went back to Ponyville? It's so much quieter there, and, couldn't you explore there?" Fluttershy offered. Lun
StormStormStorm4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Pinkie Pie picked up the upper half of what had been the giant cupcake on top of Sugar Cube Corner. Small tears half-formed in her eyes. The bakery had been a fixture in her life ever since she came to Ponyville. Its destruction hurt. Her gazed drifted up towards the plot of land the bakery had stood on. Only the foundation remained. She sighed before she caught herself.
"Pinkie," she said, "You cannot afford to sigh. How will you keep everypony's spirits up if you are down in the dumpy-wumpies?" She smiled. It was a smile only on the outside, but that would be enough. She could shed her tears in private later; for now, there was work to do.
The wind was howling. It sounded like a thousand angry spirits venting rage against the world.
Twilight could barely make out the sound of Applejack shouting
Luna's Day Out Chapter 1"But Celly, you promised!"Luna's Day Out Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I promised I'd try my best, Luna. It simply isn't going to happen; it's out of my hooves."
"Bah, I should've known." The princess of the moon sulked, staring at her teacup. Across the table from her, her older sister sighed and sipped her tea before continuing. These mornings didn't give them a lot of time to bond, and she felt all the worse when they spent that time fighting. At least alone as they were in Celestia's study Luna could be convinced to speak candidly.
"It's not that I don't want to spend more time with you, you know that." Celestia said gently. Her little sister was having none of it, and she looked up from her tea with a glare.
"It's just that you've got more important things to get to than your own sister." her words were sharp, but Celestia didn't cringe.
"Now Luna, that isn't fair. I think you're overreacting."
"Oh yes, we wouldn't want that to happen." Luna replied, rolling her eyes.
Celestia kept her expression calm. On the inside howeve
Thunder and Lightning Chp. 6Chapter 6Thunder and Lightning Chp. 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the low lighting, Vinyl Scratch's purple goggles looked black, lifeless. No emotion showed on her face.
"Vinyl..." Twilight began. Dash had curled up again.
"Would you girls excuse us?" Scratch asked, measuring her words carefully.
"Um, no thanks, we-" Pinkie Pie began, trying to smile, but stopped as Twilight nudged her. She looked back, and seeing Twilight's worried look she dropped the smile. Twilight on her tail, they walked around the bed and out the room, brushing by Vinyl. Scratch entered and shut the door behind her with telekinesis. Rainbow Dash shivered, though the room was quite warm.
"I should get off your-"
"Stay." Scratch's voice was commanding but level as she walked slowly around the bed. Dash stopped moving. Vinyl climbed carefully onto the end of the bed, and there she sat.
"You never mentioned Fluttershy." she said. "What's she like?"
"She, uh..." Dash's throat was suddenly dry.
"She a pegasus?" Vinyl prompted. Dash nodded.
"She's, uh, got a
Featherfall - Original DraftFeather fallFeatherfall - Original Draft3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"No, no, no, no! You have to angle your wings like this," the rainbow maned pegasus tilted her left wing, overemphasizing the motion. "If you continue to do it that way, you're only going to generate thrust and no lift."
The orange and purple filly nodded enthusiastically. "Oh I see!" She adjusted her wings and continued the short, swift strokes she had been making.
Dash slapped a hoof to her face and groaned. "Kid, you're killing me. Alright let's take a break and I'll try to think of some way to explain this better." She looked out at the sun and judged that it was around five in the evening. She'd been at this task since she finished breakfast; three whole hours and the kid still wasn't flying. She tried to remember how long it had taken her to learn to fly, but she honestly had a hard time remembering a time when she couldn't.
"Whatever you say Rainbow Dash!" Scootaloo's enthusiasm still leaked into her voice. Even though she'd repeated th
Merry Christmas"Colgate! Colllllllga- *hic* -ate!" The call came in loud and clear from the other side of Colgate's front door. Colgate groaned and put down her book in a huff. For now she just sunk into her armchair a little deeper, trying to pretend like she didn't know exactly what was coming next. Sure, she could pretend not to be home for now, but it was only a matter of time until-Merry Christmas3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Col-whoa!" A loud thump shook her front door. Colgate winced, despite pretty much expecting that. This was the point at which she usually got up to stop the pony on the other side from harming herself (or the house) too greatly. But she had been out nearly every night this week, and couldn't understand why she could get a little peace. So maybe if she waited just a little longer than usual...
"Colgate! I know yur- oooof." The call wasn't quite coming from the door anymore. Oh no, Colgate thought. She wasn't. She wasn't really-
"Hiya Colgate!" the suddenly much louder and clearer voice greeted Colgate from her window
Kindness's Reward Chapter 6Chapter 6Kindness's Reward Chapter 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Trixie groaned and stretched as she woke up. Her legs felt like lead. Opening her eyes revealed a familiar ceiling. It was the middle of the night, a half moon providing only just enough light to see by. Trixie wondered if she could go more than a week without passing out anytime soon. She glanced up as if to see her own forehead, and focused for a moment. Sure enough, a pale blue light emanated from her horn.
"Hah hah!" she shouted in excitement. A murmur caught her attention. She looked over and found Fluttershy asleep on her stool, just like a week ago. Trixie smiled and chuckled. She gazed on at Fluttershy for a moment, before a small part of her reminded her of her situation. Her smile turned into a deep frown. She forced herself out of bed on the far side from Fluttershy.
"I've taken enough from you." Trixie whispered. Her horn continued to glow as she enveloped Fluttershy in a magical aura. She gently lifted Fluttershy from her seat and pulled back the covers. She slid
The My Little Pony Fanfiction Guide, Part OneGreetings, viewers. Thank you for taking a long deserved break from trolling any singer looking like Justin Bieber(I got sick of the comments after my cover of that Limp Biskit song--I swear I like death metal) and sitting down to learn how to write a good fanfiction.The My Little Pony Fanfiction Guide, Part One3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
But of course, you came in here because either you discovered the brony fandom and want to fit in, or you're already here and want to contribute to it more than learning from example and trying to recreate another Katy Perry song into the brony sense, but chose to do the song "Peacock" and found you made a song so dirty the FBI is now monitoring what you're doing right now.
In either case, this self-help article will help you learn how to write an MLP story that will gain attention, and will finally get you a feature on Equestria Daily. Depending on how long winded I am right now, this could be either one part, or several. You'll find out when I do.
LESSON 1: LEARN THE SHOW
No matter what you're doing, the first rule of w
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
3 Days Regret - Part 7Celestia's burning sun hovered sternly out of reach, basking Ponyville with the light of the inevitable day. All Rainbow Dash could do was wait, wait for her hopes and dreams to crumble around her as her friend's voices echoed in her ears. 'You will see your girlfriend tomorrow.' Rainbow's hoof slowly slid down the pane of glass as she lowered her sight from the window feeling the recurring pain as she limped over to Rarity's bed. Rainbow gazed down to her best friend curled up in a ball, breathing delicately in her sleep. "I'm sorry." She whispered before limping towards the door.3 Days Regret - Part 73 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Before she could reach the door Rainbow felt something grip around her leg. "Where are you going?" With a sad sigh the injured mare turned to face Fluttershy who's hoof held her in place.
"I just, need some air."
"You just came from the window." Fluttershy responded unmoving from her grip, staring up at her best friend.
Rainbow looked away, wishing she didn't have to talk. "How long have you been watching me
Catching Butterflies Chapter 2Catching Butterflies Chapter 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rarity moved forward at a slow and nervous pace; her mind had never raced this much before. She had no idea what to expect, she didn't want to get yelled at and shut out again, but she also couldn't just leave this problem be. This must be solved today. Time seemed to slow as she walked up the narrow path leading to Fluttershy's front door. The time had come; it was time for Rarity to find out what was really going on.
She was about to reach for the door handle, but stopped herself. "It would be rude to just barge in," she thought. "No, I must handle this with dignity, and respect." She then positioned herself to knock on the door, however just as her hoof was about to make contact, she heard something; the most beautiful singing she had ever heard:
Lovely Rarity, I know that you're the one for me
I think you'll see, our love can come to be
Be it night or day, I won't stop, I won't delay
I'll storm their walls; I'll break your falls, just so that I may
Get close to you, I know it's tru
Catching Butterflies Chapter 1Catching Butterflies Chapter 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fabric flew through the air as sewing machines buzzed and threads weaved. A white unicorn was hard at work preparing an ensemble for a client. "Work," she said to herself. "There's always so much to do, which I suppose is a good thing, of course. Naturally I should expect an increase in my work load as my clients get bigger and bigger. Oh my! It's such an exciting thought! Rarity's designs worn by the most regal ponies in Equestria! Now, now, dear, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves."
In the midst of her external monologue, her timer rang.
"Oh dear, is it that time already?"
She swiftly grabbed her robe and galloped out the door to meet a certain yellow Pegasus at Ponyville's spa. It was a small business, as the luxuries of a spa were not affordable to the average pony, but being one of the high class ponies in Ponyville, Rarity could afford to take her and Fluttershy weekly. They normally discussed current events and minor gossip, of course with the dress maker running the conve
Don't touch me - Expanded"Don't touch me. If you do, you're sleeping outside. Got it?"Don't touch me - Expanded3 years ago in Settings More Like This
The words seemed harsh at the time, but Cera knew why Hailey was so guarded. Why wouldn't Hailey be? She was about to become in close contact with a creature from another planet. Who knows what strange things that could happen? Of course Cera knew that nothing would happen. She and Hailey's species were closely related; it's not like she was going to grow five arms and strangle her to death! Goodness no!
The only thing Hailey really had to fear about Cera during the night was that she clung. She would embrace the nearest thing in her vicinity and not let go for the remainder of her sleep. And sometimes she would lightly drool, but that was irrelevant. Cera remembers this little fact about herself because of how she slept back at her palace home. There was this one long, fluffy pillow that was her cling pillow. Oh how soft and smooth it was. She wondered briefly if Hailey would be that soft . . .
No! That is not a thou
Mother Of A Baby DragonMother Of A Baby Dragon3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dear Princess Celestia,
This is Spike, writing you about my adventures again. I thought it would be hard to put this big adventure in one letter so I'm sending copies of pages from my diary. I will also add some of Twilight's diary pages so you can see what she was doing. Let's start!
-Evening. Last day of winter-
What is up with Twilight? She seems so excited and nervous at the same time. Oh! Tomorrow is our first Winter Wrap-Up in Ponyville. That's probably why Twilight is checking her checklist again and again. Oh well... I finished my work for today. Time for a good night's rest
I woke Spike up for Winter Wrap-Up. He told me 'you're not mommy' and went back to sleep. He always does that when he dreams about his mother. I know I'm not his mother but I'm the one that raised him for a very long time. Why won't he just understand that...?
-Evening. Winter Wrap-Up Day-
Twilight woke me up this morning. It was way too early and I had just had a dream about my mother. I
This... Twilight SparkleThis... Twilight Sparkle3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
"This Twilight Sparkle"
Poem by Picardy Third
I find a familiar tune
A repeated fate plays again
As I walk under cover of the moon
To hear them laugh
To hear them jeer
Like the cries of demons
Painfully reminding me what I fear
I am the Great and Powerful
Oh, what point remains?
I have lost all that I own
Do I even hold true my name?
I turn my head and glance
The horizon dark, shadows high
Barely in sight, a village stands
Under Luna's gem of the sky
By folly act of children
Disaster struck, peril ensued
And from Everfree's forbidden depths emerged
A great beast of midnight blue
My efforts, though valiant
Were but foal's play
Defeated and upstaged by one
Magic powerful and bright as day
This unicorn, this hero
This ray of hope, this Twilight
Left me homeless, left me broken
Running scared into the night
But as my hooves tire
As my body aches
I know I cannot run any longer
I must do what it takes
Courage in tow
A hastened, furious pace
With fervor I return
Allegrezza - Part Seven+Vinyl snuck the tip of her hoof under the record, flicking it so that the record somersaulted up into the air, before catching it with her teeth. She bowed and thanked her audience, before revealing her iridescent grin to Octavia. Octavia was loathe to admit it, but Vinyl had thrived without the aid of her horn. Though she had to give Vinyl her due, she was glad the show had went without any catastrophic failures that would culminate in the mob storming the stage. Octavia still had to buy the drinks tonight, though.Allegrezza - Part Seven+3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"So, Octy. Shall we head to the bar for those drinks you owe me?"
Octavia tried her best to save face. Which, for her, meant she took up a huffy posture with her forelegs crossed.
"I suppose, considering I lost my wager. It must be said that you did well tonight. However...I'd prefer somewhere with a bit more..." She glanced at the clientele, noting the general slack-jawed look of them all. "...Liveliness, and some elegance to boot."
"Y'know, Octy. For once, I'm feelin' the
Kindness's Reward Chapter 1Chapter 1Kindness's Reward Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"There you go, Mr. Badger. You make sure you stay off that paw now." Fluttershy told the small critter in front of her, one hoof holding up a bandaged paw while the other carefully stroked it's back. The badger gave a grumpy growl in response.
"Now now, it was her vegetable garden after all. If you're ever hungry, come see me, okay?" Fluttershy responded, patient as ever. She gave the badger back his paw and the creature wandered off. Fluttershy smiled and looked around. Today was just a perfect day in her mind. The sun had warmed the hill she sat on, making it all the more comfortable as she tended to the creatures that came to her for aid. She preferred to tend to them in her hut, where she could thoroughly clean and care for any wound or problem, but many wild animals weren't all that comfortable indoors, and she did her best to accommodate them.
However, her next visitor was no small critter. A cloaked figure emerged from the Everfree forest, turning to Fluttershy once sh
Rainbow Pie episode 1 part 4Rainbow Pie episode 1 part 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy saw it. She knew what Pinkie Pie felt,and saw Rainbow Dash with her.Would she tell the others on them,or keep it a secret?Only they could hope for the best.
As Rainbow Dash trotted after Pinkie Pie,she heard gasps erupt from the boutique.She didn't want to stick around for what happened,so she quickened her pace.
She eventually started to hear soft crying in the distance,near Sugar Cube Corner,but it grew louder as she approached the bakery.It came from the upper part of the place.
Rainbow Dash stepped in,and saw nopony there.She invited herself upstairs,where she saw Pinkie Pie curled up in the corner.She was mumbling,sobbing through the words,and Rainbow Dash stepped forward to hear what she was saying.
"She doesn't c-care about m-me..." Rainbow Dash heard her cry."Yes I do,Pinkie Pie." she replied softly after a while of listening to her.Pinkie Pie shot up in surprise,eyes full of tears,and spun around.
"You have some nerve following me,you big meanie meaner!" she sniffed
CielXReader- Chapter 17A certain red haired reaper leaned over a corpse, humming a song that none would know. The beat was quite slow as he lifted up the dead person's arm and let it drop lifelessly to the ground. It made a slapping sound of distinction, the precise sound of skin on concrete. Grell tsk'd in the middle of his song and lifted the man's eyelid to peer at his elusively dead eyes. Like those of a fish, the man's gray eyes glazed and stared up at the red head against the completely cadaverous life form.CielXReader- Chapter 172 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What a pity," Grell said, watching the now present cinematic records unfold into the sky and out the window. He watched them and took note of what a dull and dreary life this man had led. He was born in China, outside the skirts of some village. He had moved to England when he was ten and been bullied for his heavily noticeable accent. By the age of fifteen, he had fallen in love with a maiden that had no interest in him. She was actually one of the many who bullied him into a further debasing lif
Allegrezza - Part Fourteen"So remind me, why do you want me to come with you, Octy?"Allegrezza - Part Fourteen3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Octavia covered her face with a hoof, sighing into the sole. "Because I can hardly be seen to go to such an event alone."
Vinyl mused over the comment as the pair trotted towards the performance hall. It was just visible in the distance, exactly the sort of thing Victorian-era ponies thought would look cool. To Vinyl, it just looked old. She couldn't help but remember the jumpers her grandmare would knit for her as a filly, and she'd have to wear, begrudgingly. She stopped her daydreaming, turning back to Octavia.
"And you don't have any friends who would...y'know, actually like this kinda music?"
Octavia didn't meet her gaze, but she saw her eyes track everywhere from the floor to awkwardly pointing away to her right. Anywhere but a place where she'd meet Vinyl's own gaze.
"They were...all busy. You know, playing their own orchestral pieces and the like." She followed with a grin that made Vinyl want to push further, ho
CielXReader- Chapter 18He watches with a million eyesCielXReader- Chapter 182 years ago in Romance More Like This
Eight legs that creepy stalk
He scuttles up your sleeves
Daring you to talk
Listen, he will
With invisible ears
Taunting and learning
Your irrational fears
And he will droop and swing
On a home that grows wider
He is either friend or foe
The ever watching spider.
Alois stood on his balcony edge leaning his purple clothed arms on the white, furnished wood. He gazed out across the many acres of his manor. The garden, which was being tended now, was far bigger than necessary. His front yard was empty, the cobblestones for carriages freshly swept of all lingering snow. Little flakes drifted from the sky, but they were not strong. They melted seconds before even getting a chance to meet with the ground. The blonde sighed, twirling one of his golden locks.
A butterfly, specifically one of the rarest in the world, flitted through the sky in a series of circles. Alois recognized the type immediately from the creature's wings.
"A Glass winged butterfly