FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 2Twilight Sparkle looked at the pendulum clock that hung on the wall, the hands showing that the night was getting late. Stifling a yawn, she rubbed the bags from under her eyes and returned her attention to the matter at hoof; her friends had become involved in a dangerous, high-stakes, winner-take-all game. One that, at any moment, could send any one of them tumbling into an abyss that was virtually impossible to escape. Success or failure, it all rode on a little strategy, some negotiation skills, and a lot of luck.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She shut her eyes tight, feeling the arcane energy flowing through her horn as she levitated the luck-based artifacts. She gave a silent prayer to Celestia, shook them in the air, and threw them.
The dice rolled across the cardboard Ponopoly game board, until one and two dots came up on the two die.
Twilight Sparkle moaned miserably as she moved her tiara game piece three spaces, landing on one of the more nefarious squares: GO TO JAIL.
"Aw, better luck next
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 4It wasn't a great start.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 44 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When Mort had walked into the library, he had prepared himself to be face-to-face with Twilight Sparkle, and perhaps her dragon assistant as well. He had went through the note cards over and over, planning to recite them from memory, because he was fairly certain ponies didn't read note cards when introducing themselves. It was just him, introducing himself to her, alone, in private, to serve the extra benefit as practice for the others. Because surely somepony who was once socially awkward herself could understand if he had a little trouble with it.
But when he opened the door and found himself face-to-face with all of the unicorn's friends, his mind went completely blank. He felt nervous enough around one pony he didn't know. It was altogether worse when presented with six ponies he wanted to make a good, first impression on. And first impressions, according to Luna, were important.
It also didn't help that the looks he garnered were those of confusion
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 6It didn't take the two of them long to find him. He hadn't gone very far, settling down on a grassy slope, in the shade of a tree. The slope looked over the hub of the park, which consisted of a dirt path circling a fountain, surrounded by benches and several paths leading elsewhere into the park and into Ponyville. More ponies were beginning to show up, planning on enjoying the bright, clear day.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 64 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mort didn't seem to register her until she was practically on top of him. He looked up at her with pink eyes, looking pitiful.
She gave him a comforting smile. "How's it going, Mort?"
He shrugged, murmuring something under his breath, before turning his gaze back to fountain.
Not to be discouraged, she asked "Are you sure you're not hurt?"
"I'm okay," he stated, simply. Hearing nothing else, Twilight Sparkle settled down next to him, keeping some space between them. She looked out at the park along with him, watching as Ponyville's citizens went about their activities. Friends were gossiping
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 7Rarity sat huddled on the dressing room floor, sniffling as she beheld the task before her. On one side of her were the shoulder pads with their frayed tassels, the diamond-studded buttons and a single, chipped ruby. With them were over two dozen pieces of torn fabric, sewed together and arranged in a way that they were beginning to resemble a sleeve. Rarity found some solace in the fact the gold thread helped her know where to start, like the round edges of a jigsaw puzzle.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 74 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But it was of little comfort, as the other side of her showed; there lay the rest of the suit, haphazardly piled. She levitated two pieces from the pile and brought them in front of her, bringing them together. She looked at them intently (or as well as she could, given her eyes would water still), swapping their positions, rotating them in place, going through every possible combination. When it became clear they didn't fit with one another, she groaned in a small, miserable voice, and threw one of the pieces back
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 5Mort quietly shut the door behind him, Rarity's suit draped over his back. The dressing room was larger than he thought it'd be, and just as frilly as the rest of the boutique. A light-purple wallpaper covered the walls, walls that at one end had a rack of dresses neatly hung up, and at the other end a number of pictures and paintings of mares in dresses. And at the far end of the room, there was a long, ruby-colored dresser with with white carvings, reminiscent of vines. A large, oval mirror stood in the center of the dresser, and in front of the mirror were dozens of bottles, brushes, eyeliners, lipsticks and other make-up that Mort had never paid attention to.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 54 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And there he was, covered in an all-encompassing black cloak (that technically wasn't a cloak but a manifestation of his ethereal body) whose best attempt at looking like a "normal" pony was imitating their skeletal structure. He was a shade that reaped the souls of dead ponies, he was almost as old as the princesses th
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 3The clock seem to tick very slowly in the quiet bedroom. Mort risked one glanceconfirming it was almost time for the sunrisebefore returning his focus towards the spell book in front of him. He read the instructions for the illusion spell over and over again, mentally going over each step. The Candy Mountain game board was laid out next to the bed, its cards scattered on both sides, filled with descriptions that were both saccharine and lurid, written by a bored princess and an indifferent pony shade a thousand years ago. He briefly looked over the top of the book, seeing Luna looking at him with eyes that were patient, eager and drowsy.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The two of them had been going over the same spell nearly all night, having to break the sessions up with little breaks to get his mind off magic for a moment to focus on other things, such as simple manners and how to act while tangible. Mort had never been with more than two ponies at a time, much less while keeping his real nature
FiM: Mort Takes a HolidayFrom Terry Trotchett's A Concise History of Equestria:FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
If you were to ask some ponies what they thought of Equestria, there would typically be one of three responses.
Most would happily go on about how it's one of, if not the, most beautiful land they've ever laid eyes on. (Even if it's the only land they've ever laid eyes on, which is quite an impressive feat.) When its lush, sprawling forests aren't meeting you at every turn, you're instead walking through flat, green plains that are punctuated with fields of flowers both unique and sweetly fragrant. The animals, use to the care of the equine inhabitants, are incredibly friendly and would like nothing more then to nuzzle up against some passerby. Not to mention that, for the most part, the citizens are a friendly and hospitable lot.
And Celestia's nice, too.
The second, and far more uncommon, response, is that Equestria is more than a little dangerous, with its habit of attracting not just the sweet, woodl
Sopor Pie RecipeSopor Pie Recipe3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1 ¾ cups (180g) biscuit crumbs (I used Arnotts Granita bicuits which are perfect, but I'm pretty sure you can only get them in Australia so whatever is plain, sweet, and easy to crush)
125g melted butter
4 eggs, separated
2/3 cup caster sugar
3 teaspoons gelatine
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup lime juice (I found 2 small limes are perfect)
Grated rind of the 2 limes and 1 lemon
Green food colouring
1. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter in a bowl; mix well. Press firmly over base and side of a pie plate (about 23cm wide); refrigerate 30mins or until firm.
2. Combine egg yolks, half the caster sugar (1/3 cup), gelatine, rind, juice and water in heatproof bowl. Stir over simmering water until mixture has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
3. Beat egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form; add remaining sugar gradually, beating until dissolved after additions. Fold whites through lime m
Homestuck Titles: broken down -EoA6I1-------------------------------------------------------------------Homestuck Titles: broken down -EoA6I1-4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
EDIT: Hey everyone. Warning that this is really out of date.
This is getting a whole lot of attention though. So I am
considering doing full expeditions on each class. It would take
a long time, as I would do a drawing with each. And there are 144
not including master classes (which I am also considering covering)
But I would do all of them, with explanations of their quest, roles
If this is something you would find interesting.
Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!
There seem to be lots of interesting abilities and roles that the titles give, and I thought I would try my hand at disambogulating all of them.
And yes, that is a word now.....Shoosh you!
----WARNING! REALLY FUCKING LONG!!!------
STRUCTURE AND RULES OF THE TITLES
The full titles are a combo of what I will call Role and Attribute. And follow the pattern "The Role of Att
Dirk x Jake (Make out practice?) Jake English was in love with his best friend. It took him two years and a wet dream to convince him of that; All the denial, the pressure on himself screaming 'You're not a homosexual! Dirk's your absolute best friend, you bloody dolt!' Though as much as he denied it and nodded calmly to himself, each time he felt something wasn't right. It felt like he knew he was lying to himself, but at the same time, it felt as if it was the truth. Dirk was his best friend, his best bro - The one who he'd been through almost everything with. It was the night Jake layed awake, feeling the damp sheets as he stared at the ceiling, that he breathed, "I'm in love with Dirk Strider," and it felt so right. So mortifying, but right.Dirk x Jake (Make out practice?)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So that would explain the blush that heated his cheeks as he sat on the edge of Dirk's bed, listening to his new rap in which he threw himself into, eyes closed and face lost; It used to be amusing for t
Contest UPDATEContest UPDATE4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
UPDATE: The deadline, considering the sparse entries, will be extended to Feb. 1st, since RoyalLie needs a bit more time. As well as there only being one entry thus far...
I'd like everyone to do a Homestuck-related comic on the new year. I'll kinda copy luckylace222 (friend on FAC)'s little rules and guidelines thing.
- 1 submission per Deviant
- Deadline will be February 1st
- Theme: New Years! How will our favorite Homestuck characters celebrate their New Years - disregarding the fact that they're currently on a 3-year-long trip (sans the Alpha kids) and probably won't celebrate New Years? Actually, maybe they will, that'd be a cool idea, too!
I'll choose my favorite based on skill, creativity, and how the picture - or animation, or whatever you do - fits in with the theme.
The shirt is District Threads brand, size large, 100% cotton. This hat (it's reversible) was made with Red Heart yarn (burgundy and red) and two different brands of felt (but who pays attention to those brands? I
My Flatmate (flatmate!Levi x Reader) Part 9My Flatmate (flatmate!Levi x Reader) Part 99 months ago in Romance More Like This
“You know that she's not his girlfriend, right?” asks Annie, although the tone in which she says it, isn't very convincing.
You glance outside the frosted window. It's snowing again.
“That's what I managed to deduce too,” you grunt and take a small sip of tea from your cup.
Annie looks around her. It's the first time she has been in your flat, except for that one time she came to tell you that your classes were cancelled. She casts her eyes on the spotless table surface in front of her.
“How is he like?” she asks suddenly, still staring at the wooden counter.
“Who? Levi?” you peer at her, absentmindedly. She doesn't reply, so you assume she's talking about him. “He is... Nice.”
Annie's eyebrows almost imperceptibly go up.
“Nice,” she repeats. “I don't like that word. It's not concrete. Makes people seem good to everyone. Is Levi good to everyone?”
Your eyes widen. What kind of question is that?
Geronimo: Chapter 4 (Reader x Eleventh Doctor)You gazed in awe at Leonardo Da Vinci's workshop. Then you saw a small head pop up from behind a painting canvas. He looked to be about 14 years old. You assumed this was Leo and you introduced yourself. The Doctor followed suit. Leo finally spoke,"Ciao bella, You seem to be a fan of my work." he smiled. You were now friends with a famous guy that died at least 4 centuries before you were born. Thank you time travel. "Yes I am Leo." you answered. Feli was staring at the Mona Lisa make his 'Ve~' noise.The doctor was elsewhere in the room. He was looking at Leo's devices that he was trying to use to fly. he was muttering to himself," Now if we used some antigravs here and a little bit lighter of a material..." He suddenly shouted out,"Yes! I have a smashing idea! I'll be right back _____! Stay here!" You knew exactly what the Doctor was intending to do. You were about to stop him because of the obvious paradox that would ensue. But he had already rushed out the door screaming,"Geronimo!"Geronimo: Chapter 4 (Reader x Eleventh Doctor)2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Cutie! (Levi X Shy!Reader, Modern AU) Ch. 13'5 months...' You think dreamily as you gaze out your window, desperately trying to find some inspiration somewhere in your head for the art that you were trying to produce. You sigh in defeat and spin yourself around in your chair. "5 months..." You mutter to yourself.Cutie! (Levi X Shy!Reader, Modern AU) Ch. 1310 months ago in Romance More Like This
That's right. 5 months. 5 months since that awkward, embarrassing question. But even though that memory made you cringe, it also made you extremely happy.
After spending more time with Levi and doing more things with him you became more comfortable talking to him, which in turn made you more open with your feelings. Sure, you still weren't bold enough to tell him I love you or anything, you just had an easier time speaking your mind and being yourself. And since you found it easier to communicate with him, you also found it easier to be mad or to ignore him when he teased you, which he did more then you would like to admit.
Also, since you started to go out more, you started to hang out with Hanji again. You had
Derpy Hooves Hero of Epsilon 2Derpy Hooves Hero of Epsilon 23 years ago in Humor More Like This
There really is only one thing you should idolize. Me the Muffin Queen. Gather around as I tell you the tale of how I Derpy Hooves the TWC Muffin Queen became the Hero of Epsilon 2.
Spoiler: click to toggle
I have been a great renowned hero especially in the days of yore. For in 1823, I Derpy Hooves came to the planet of Epsilon 2, where the citizens were in an epic war against the evil muffin race. The battles between both sides were of epic proportions. Thousands would appear on the field of battle, and millions (sometimes billions) would die on that same battlefield. After 100's of years the war had come to an end. It was absolutely horrific. Trillions died, humans and muffins alike. But it was the muffins who won the great epic Human-Muffin War, and thus they enslaved the beaten humans. The dastardly cruel muffins would force the humans to produce muffin offspring. Under Muffin Law, the humans were banned from eating fruits, vegetables, breads and pastries. The humans were tortured
For his little cross eyed mare“Hiya, Tick tock!” Derpy said.For his little cross eyed mare11 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tick tock jumped a little, startled by the gray mare’s sudden appearance.
“Oh hey, Derpy,” he replied. He, the Doctor, and Derpy had just defeated a bunch of cyberponies. Derpy broke one of her wings in the process. After defeating them, Tick tock’s mind started to tick again. He had the sudden desire to test out his mechanical wings for himself. He had asked the Doctor if he could park the TARDIS in the clouds for his tests. Of course he said yes because he wouldn’t ever refuse a ginger unicorn’s request. So he parked it in the clouds above Canterlot.
“So, how are your wings doing?” he asked, trying to talk so that she could understand him.
“They’re getting better, but it’s still going to take a while for them to heal. How about your wings? Are they working?” Derpy asked. “They’re…err…fascinating. But I still can’t fly.” He answe
Spike and Apple Bloom's Date"Spike! Spiiiiiiiiiike! SPIKE!"Spike and Apple Bloom's Date4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
With a sharp cry, Spike's ladder toppled backwards, the piles of books cushioning his fall somewhat as they came crashing down alongside him.
"Spike! There you are. Have there been any recent messages from Celestia while I've been studying?" Twilight Sparkle asked briskly as she emerged from her bedchamber, eyeing Spike as he lay sprawled on the floor.
"No, Twilight Sparkle. I've just been putting away these books like you said." He sighed, rubbing one of his spines, fearfully checking for any breakage.
"Well, you aren't doing a very good job of it, are you? Since you're on a break anyway, why don't you go check the mail? The mailpony's usually dropped it off by now."
"Okay, okay." Spike grumbled, his tail bouncing behind him as he trotted to the front door. He stood up on his tip-toes to reach his hand into the mailbox, but drew back in confusion when he found only a muffin there. "What the ...? Oh." Spike reached down, lifting up the small muffin-baske
Moonlight Terror 8: HoopsMoonlight Terror 8: Hoops3 years ago in Horror More Like This
Twilight lie on her back at the base of a tree, waving the feather she gathered at the scene of Doctor Whooves' death in her face, thinking if she should even bother to investigate any further.
It did not even seem like any pony even cared about what happened on that night. "Four ponies died and no one even cares?!" Twilight asked herself, wondering why no pony was even bothering to investigate, or even ask any pony what happened.
Gossip about the incident had died down, so Twilight had nothing to go on, except the one pony who she knew had survived, completely oblivious to Leeroy's survival. She wanted to investigate this deeper, to know exactly what was going on.
Word had it that Hoops was locked up in Cloudsdale Insane Asylum, this was just a rumour, but one of the few rumours about the incident that were left.
Twilight thought long and hard and decided to give Hoops a surprise visit to see if he could still talk about it. Twilight had heard that Hoops had almost lost his mind compl
Filling the VoidFilling the Void4 years ago in Romance More Like This
After the Apple family's loss of Applejack Apple Bloom spent less time with the Cutie Mark Crusaders and more at home with her brother. Losing Granny Smith and Applejack made the workload on the farm so hard that even Big Macintosh had little time for his only sister. No matter how hard she tried she couldn't get over thinking it might have been her fault had she not been out during a storm. Now all she has has left is her older brother.
"Mornin Apple Bloom."
"No... Five more minutes."
"Heh nope it's almost eight o-clock and we can't you bein late again." Big Macintosh proceeded towards the hallway.
Apple Bloom rolled out of bed ever so slowly her head felt a bag of rocks weighing her down. Each step toward the hallway became smaller until she passed her sisters old room and let out a long sigh, "mornin AJ..."
Suddenly the aroma of something baked caught her attention and made her trot faster towards the kitchen. "Oh Apple Bloom you're up, here I made breakfest." Rainbow Das
Blooming SparkHey everyone this is Sanuye (Darkyami1214) and here I have decided to post a JazzXOptimus story here.Blooming Spark3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Now to be honest I would have just drawn something, but I can't draw good, I can kinda draw humans but Autobots or Transformers is something I just can't do.
So I've decided to write a one shot on this paring, for *Ynnep.
Oh before I forget this takes place a few days after Episode 50, Prime Target. You'll see why.
Hope you guys like it ^^
Spring's Blooming Spark
The single thread of warm air shot through the base. Though it's scent could not be detected right away it's warm feeling was another.
A certain white and black figure moved through the yellow ship, taking two rose pink energon cubes in his hands. His mood a somewhat pleasant state. Not that he never been angry before, besides the fact that the troublesome twins would try to prank at his sparkmate or anyone else in the base.
Everyone knows fully never to be around the leader unless needed so for case of emer
ButterBreakfast was real oatmealButter3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Every morning in Taos,
Served at the kitchen table
By the window. Ravens
In the courtyard.
You always put a dab of butter
In my bowl, covered it
So it would melt completely.
Dont leave me in the dark :gamtav:Dont leave me in the dark :gamtav:3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Stars glistened in the night sky and the calming ocean water rolled into the shore. Gamzee rolled the half empty bottle of Faygo besides him and looked out at the ocean seeing if he could spot his lusus, as the often did. The capricorn looked up at the sky, spicifically spoting the brighest star there was, how it shined its strong light over all under it like a miracle. It reminded him so much of his bro, Tavros, even the posible flushed feelings he had. His short attention span began to wonder, which is usual for him. The clown's mind came back to it's self again when he heard the foot steps of another.
"gAMZEE!" another troll ran up behind him, panting. His fluffy black mohawk leaned mainly to the side, looking quiet ruffled.
Gamzee turned around with a wide, friendly, a bit of a stonner smile. "HeY tHeRe TaVbRo." he patted the sand next to h