"After the Gala""After the Gala"3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was around 10:00 PM at "Pony Joe's Café." An apple-shaped carriage was parked outside with two male ponies chatting amongst one another. Inside the café, the lights were still on and the open sign was flashing. As expected, there were very few customers. The Grand Galloping Gala was being held not too far away in the royal palace, where everyone else was. However, inside Pony Joe's, laughter could be heard. It seemed the customers that did decide to come there were company enough.
Twilight Sparkle and her friends had all just gotten back from the Grand Galloping Gala which did not go as planned for any of them at all. Their dresses were torn up a bit and their hair was messy. Some of them had even lost some footwear from running out of the Gala so fast. Twilight had told everyone earlier that Pony Joe's would be the best place to settle down at. She also knew that
Why I am a BRONYWhy I am a BRONY2 years ago in Letters More Like This
This is a message to all brony/pony haters.
I'm noticing a lot of brony hate around, which is predictable. Every fandom that gets mega-popular will have the self-proclaimed 'rebels' who decide to hate the fandom AND the fan base based on a just few unsavory fans.
This narrative is a means of explaining a few things that many brony haters may have not realized, or overlooked. It is NOT a device to 'convert' those who don't like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It is NOT to put down pony haters, or people who dislike bronies. Not every person can like every fandom. We are all entitled to our own likes and dislikes, it's what makes us human. This is merely an explanation of why and how I became a brony, and why it's terribly ignorant to hate a fandom because of a portion of fans. But first of all...
I saw someone the other day proclaiming that bronies are going to 'ruin the show' for children in the future, when those children grow up and 'realize that thei
Kindness's Reward Chapter 4Chapter 4Kindness's Reward Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next morning, Fluttershy and Trixie shared a breakfast of oatmeal again. Trixie found it easier to get around and ate almost an entire bowlful. She realized most of her original wounds were healing nicely, and while her side was tender it wasn't painful to move, usually.
"The others will want to know you're up." Fluttershy said. Trixie glanced down at the floor.
"Will they really care?"
"They're my friends too." Fluttershy responded. Trixie nodded, understanding what she meant.
"Shall we... go out?" Trixie asked. Fluttershy paused.
"Are you...are you sure? They could come..."
"Trixie has healed excellently under such adept care." she smiled at Fluttershy, who blushed slightly in response. "Besides," Trixie said softly, "she promises not to exert herself. She doesn't want to spend a single day more bedridden."
"Okay. A day out would be...nice." Fluttershy smiled. Trixie nodded and waited as Fluttershy cleaned up breakfast. They made their way to the door. That same rabbit
Allegrezza - FinaleAllegrezza: ConclusivoAllegrezza - Finale2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mounting entries on her to-do list coupled with a draining amount of time in which to attend to them had made Octavia somewhat irritable. The night of the Gala was upon them, and she was expected to be in attendance with her ensemble in no less than an hour. As such, it was very much to her chagrin that she discovered Vinyl asleep on the bed, where she should have already begun changing into her outfit.
A burst of sharp jabs to the stomach remedied the situation, and Vinyl's bleary eyes were met with the sight of a rather indignant Octavia bearing down on her.
"Vinyl, are you asleep?!"
A brief respite was given from the intent glare, as Vinyl's hooves shakily rubbed her eyes.
"Yeah...I was, what's up?"
Octavia practically cuffed Vinyl to her hooves, her benevolence somewhat lessened by copious amounts of stress, and an impatient cart driver waiting outside to bear them away to the palace.
"You're what's meant to be up! Come on! Ge
Kindness's Reward Chapter 3Chapter 3Kindness's Reward Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Trixie made her way down the stairs unsteadily the next morning, feeling rested but hungry. She realized as she walked down that she was being watched. Looking around, she found a white rabbit standing on a small end table, glaring at her. It made her feel unwelcome, but Trixie just glared back at it.
"Do not mess with Trixie, rabbit, or she may make you part of her next routine."
The rabbit did not look amused. A noise distracted her, and Trixie looked up to realize the birdhouses hanging from the ceiling were occupied, small sparrows talking to one another from their houses.
"What kind of house is this?" Trixie just stared on. Another bird emerged from a larger house. It was a robin that began to whistle a tune. To Trixie's surprise, a silky voice sang back, wordlessly, in perfect key.
"Good morning- oh, Trixie!" Fluttershy entered the room from the kitchen. Trixie realized she had a light blush on her face and immediately scolded herself. Why was she blushing?
SV Chapter 1 War is NecessaryChapter 1SV Chapter 1 War is Necessary3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight Sparkle: War is Necessary
Arms swaying at her sides, occasionally brushing against her skirt, a woman walked down an organized, clean hall way. Her head held up high, she walked with purpose. With each step the heels of her boots made contact with the pale gold marble floor to let out a sharp and authoritative click. Her demeanor did not waste it's presence for each person she passed either greeted her politely or stood at attention until she was several steps ahead. By now she had come to acknowledge the reactions, hardly noticing them, much different from when she first received such respect, which had left her flustered and embarrassed.
Still, nothing escaped her wandering gaze. Should one of the men linger too long in the hallway or a group of woman giggle amongst themselves to loudly (or if they giggled at all dependent on her mood), she was quick to make her existence known without a single utterance, perhaps an annoyed clearing of the throat
Like The ProfessionalsIt was a busy day at the Red Apple pub; the crowd had all filed in the moment the torrential downpour had begun outside, all looking for a place to dry off and relax. Of course, Fluttershy contemplated, Apple-Jack couldn't be happier with the boom in service; she'd even managed to convince SweetieBelle and Scootaloo to help the Apple family (+ Pinkie + Octavia) with the customers.Like The Professionals2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
VinylScratch and Ditzy 'Derpy' Doo, the pub's ukulele player, were taking a short break, both sat either side of Fluttershy. Derpy was trying to light her cigarette, the lighter refusing to comply as Dr. Whooves, her special someone, fetched drinks. Vinyl was happily sharing some of Fluttershy's tea, muttering something about 'alcohol' and 'lent' and 'stupid upbringings'.
Fluttershy shifted slightly, opening her mouth hesitantly but then closed it again, a frown on her face. Vinyl noticed, glancing at her in a sidelong fashion.
"Oh, um no, don't worry it's nothing ." Fluttershy mutter
Kindness's Reward Chapter 5Chapter 5Kindness's Reward Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Trixie found the days passed by quickly and peacefully from there. She began to develop a routine. By the time she awoke Fluttershy was making breakfast, typically oatmeal, a warm and filing meal that started the day right. Trixie would take her mornings easy, still recuperating. She had gotten her books back from Twilight, and would review them, often in the garden if the weather held. She would then usually accompany Fluttershy into town in the afternoon, having lunch with her or just taking the chance to stretch her legs. She began to fill out little by little, her coat gleamed once more, and she regained her former energy. Only one thing stood between her and true health. That was why, nearly a week since her first visit, Trixie found herself in the Ponyville library again, Twilight Sparkle staring at her.
"Absolutely no magic?"
"None at all." Trixie shook her head. Twilight frowned.
"What happens if you try?"
Trixie shuddered. "Nausea. Trixie would rather leave it at tha
Kindness's Reward Chapter 2Chapter 2Kindness's Reward Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Trixie awoke slowly, feeling an odd peace about her that she hadn't felt in a long, long time. Her entire body tingled pleasantly, her muscles were entirely relaxed, and she found a smile on her face. She stretched a little and opened her eyes.
Almost immediately her mood fouled. There was less light than last time, but she could still make out the same yellow ceiling as before. She quickly remembered where she was and why. That pegasus, she had... tricked Trixie. Tricked her into accepting food and aid, Trixie realized. She wasn't sure what exactly the pegasus had done wrong. But the indignity of it infuriated her.
Trixie looked herself over and gasped slightly. Her body was more bandages than not, her legs entirely covered and several pads held to her sides with medical tape. She realized her muscles were relaxed thank to several damp clothes placed around her shoulders and hips. She shook them off and immediately regretted it, yelping as her bandages rubbed and made her aw
3 Weeks Party - Part 1Celestia's Sun was slowly rising over Ponyville, almost every pony was seemingly still asleep, that was except for the lone light shining out from a bedroom window of Sugar Cube Corner. Inside sat a pink pony, playing with plush versions of her friends.3 Weeks Party - Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"No one can defeat my power I know all your weaknesses with my super brain!" Mimicked Pinkie Pie moving a miniature Twilight Sparkle. "You may know everything from books, Nightmare Sparkle! But you didn't know that's a fake book!" She said while trotting Rarity around in a circle. "What, my super brain cannot handle this no book cannot be correct!" Replied the Twilight plush. "The being weak to a Sonic Rainkick was actually YOUR weakness you told us all!" Replied a worn looking Rainbow Dash as Pinkie threw the Rainbow plush at Twilight knocking her into the wall as Pinkie yelled "Nooooo not again, Super Dash!" "Weeeee you did it Dashie!" Yelled Pinkie holding a smaller version of herself bouncing with it up and down. "I knew you w
A Musician's MemoirsA Musician's Memoirs2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Knock knock knock.
A young grey filly with a long black mane knocked on the pearl white door, a large cello gripped tightly in her right hoof. After a short while the door flung open, revealing a young filly with a white coat and a mane that was a mix of bright and dark blue.
"Is this room 35-A"? the grey filly asked nervously.
"Yep! You must be my new roommate! I'm Vinyl Scratch!" The white pony stuck out her hoof.
"My name's Octavia." Octavia shook the white pony's hoof.
"Great! Come on in!" Vinyl stepped aside, allowing Octavia into the room. "I can already tell we're going to be the best of friends!"
Octavia examined the room she stood in. It was a simple dorm with two beds, each on the opposite side of the room. The washroom was near the main door and a desk sat beside each of the two beds. The right of the room had already been populated with various objects such as headphones and speakers while the left side of the room was empty and pristine.
"Well it certainly is... simple." O
Requiem Rivalry: Part 1"Dubstep!"Requiem Rivalry: Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The familiar voices echoed throughout Princess Celestia's castle as the regal cellist Octavia exchanged a verbal battle with the disc-jockey Vinyl Scratch. The Grand Galloping Gala had just ended, and upon Vinyl's self-proclaimed 'fashionably late arrival', the two rivaling musicians had once again sparked up a pointless debate.
"You just couldn't possibly understand the true beauty of classical music!" Octavia exclaimed.
"You just refuse to let some good music rock your eardrums for once in your stuffy, miserable life!" Vinyl yelled in reply.
"Why, you obnoxious little party freak! You wouldn't know a good tune if it beat your flank halfway across Equestria!"
"And you call your slow, weak songs 'good'? Ol' Granny Smith in Ponyville knows my kinda music's way better than yours, and she's half deaf!"
Octavia immediately pointed her bow at Vinyl, glaring angrily at her.
"You've no right to be here, Vinyl Scratch. You're a simple party unico
Princess Cap 1 EnglishPRINCESSPrincess Cap 1 English1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Magical mystery cure - Original alternate endingSome of you may recall that some time ago I posted an alternate ending to the season three finale, Magical Mystery Cure. However, what you probably don't know is that the one you saw was not the original form of that fanfic. As much as I've grown accustomed to having Twilight be an alicorn, I will confess right now that, when it first happened, I felt rather bitter about it, and my original draft for the alternate ending reflected that. However, given all of the hateful anti-alicorn sentiment that was going around the site at the time, I thought about it and decided not to add fuel to the flames.Magical mystery cure - Original alternate ending7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Instead, I decided to re-write the fic, resulting in the more light-hearted and friendly version you all read last time. As for the original, I kept it on file for ages, until finally I decided that, rather than let it continue to gather dust any longer, I'd post it and see how people thought of it in comparison to the version I gave them before.
So here is the original draft of my alternate e
Reader x Human!Pinkie Pie: Truth or DareIt's a normal day!Reader x Human!Pinkie Pie: Truth or Dare4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sun is shining, the birds are singing...
Aaaaaaand there's a girl with puffy hot pink hair waving at you from across the street!
She's new, you assume, due to the large amount of moving trucks in the driveway.
You wave back rather awkwardly as the girl skips across the street, giggling.
A literal green lizard pops out of her hair halfway across and she laughs, picking it out and holding it.
She gave it an Eskimo kiss and you...still just stood there.
Finally the girl finished skipping over to you and she plopped the lizard...or is it an alligator...? It's pretty small-
She put in on the ground and hugged you, giggling more and more.
"Hiya~!" she chirped. "I'm Pinkie Pie~! I just moved here, but I guess you already know that~! Who're you~?"
You blinked a few times, trying to adjust to what she sputtered out that quickly.
"I'm ___. Nice to meet you, Pinkie. Er...can I call you th-"
"Of course you can~! Everyone calls me Pinkie~ I
MLP: The Future is Magic Part 1MLP: The Future is Magic Part 13 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sun begins to rise on over the horizon; The morning has come forth, and every pony and creature in the world is ready to rise and welcome another beautiful day. Out in the middle of the vast ocean of the world, the inhabitants of the beautiful paradise known as Tambelon Island are awakening and rising on out of their beds.
Summer has ended, and now every young pony, zebra, dragon, buffalo, changeling, griffon, and more prepare for the new school year. Grabbing their saddlebags, books, and getting cleans up by their parents, the little ones rush out and towards the school as the bells begin to ring.
It seems like this is going to be a peaceful day like any other, and nothing could be any different about it. However, high up in the golden castle at the very heart of the city and island, the Royal Family is ready to wake up and begin with the most important jobs of all: Running this very kingdom and making sure all is well.
The Tambelon Roya
A Changeling Queen's ParadiseQueen Chrysalis cantered slowly along the shores of the lagoon. All the while, her draping mane flowed gracefully in the gentle wind, and the sheen of her eyes and fangs became all the more illuminated by the bright sun above. Every now and then, she stopped to look down into the lagoon, where she would see herself beautifully reflected in its waters. She would look, smile at herself, and then happily continue on her way. Other times, she would find herself trotting beneath the reaches of the occasional palm tree, whose leaves would rustle in the wind, as if whispering to her as she passed.A Changeling Queen's Paradise1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The queen continued her jovial stroll along the lagoon. After a while, she began to round another bend, where a large palm tree, with yawning leaves, came into her sight. Further inspection revealed a figure of sorts positioned below the tree. Upon seeing this, she smiled, and began to move at an even faster pace, towards to the large tree. As she increased her speed, the clopping of her hooves agai
Luna's LamentLuna's Lament1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The snow sparkles, twirling in the sky, the flakes dappling our view
that we see, this gift you gave, so many years
years I lost confined to the moon
Each blade, each curve, a miracle, a perfection that only you saw
you who have no eyes, but could see so much more clearly then any of us
If only I had had your vision, perhaps things would have been different
Perhaps I could have known, held on longer....
For the winter now falls, each cold fleck against my skin and fur,
the soft dew covering my wings and moistening my feathers
I quiver and bend my head low, mane blowing chilly in the wind
None are out here tonight
none to appreciate the miracle of the dark, or see that moon,
that white orb upon which I was confined so many years
but even then, back so many years,
in some part of me, you would come out nightly and stare, looking for me
Now that I look in the sky
enjoying the soft feel of your gift, I look now,
searching for you
I wish I could say those
Equestria Boys: Beginning Scene[Our movie opens up in the streets of The Crystal Empire. Lord Dusk Shine and his friends are heading towards the Crystal Palace.]Equestria Boys: Beginning Scene8 months ago in Comedy More Like This
Applejack: Hoo-wee! Your very first Lord’s summit. You must be over the moon, Dusk.
Lord Dusk Shine: I am feeling pretty excited. But, to be honest, I'm a little nervous, too.
Bubble Berry: [pops up out of nowhere] You're nervicited! It's like you wanna jump up and down and yell "I’M AWSOME!!!" But you also wanna curl up in a little ball [curls up into a little ball] and hide at the same time! [Gets back up. The Transformers sound effect plays when he does this] We've all been there! [ruffles Dusk’s mane]
Butterscotch: [to himself] I feel like that all the time...
Applejack: You've got no reason to worry, Dusk. Everything's gonna be just-
Elusive: [interrupts loudly] Dusk Shine! [calms down] Oh, apologies my good man, but I just realized you're not wearing your Lord’s helmet. You haven't forgotten it back in Ponyville, ha
Smile, if only for me...Smile, if only for me...1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Through the good and the bad
you were always happy, never sad
Through each day you'd smile and laugh
brightening the life of all in your path
But when you died and the world grew cold
I heard you whisper from Death's dark hold
"Just keep smiling, if only for me"
"If nothing else, cause then you'll see"
"The world around you is always in need"
"but give it a smile and it will be freed"
"Freed from the chains that bind it down"
"Freed from the hate that makes us all frown"
"Freed from the sorrow that darkens your day"
"so that our friendship can wash it away"
"Even now, when you feel down"
"and the world makes you frown"
"I'll be here, right with you"
"to make your smile shine like new"
That's what I heard and it rang in my head
as i raced to your house to find you dead
As I sat with you, crying in pain
Some of my tears, they fell on your mane
And as they touched, what did I see
I saw you get up and smile at me
You told me to smile, if only for you
And the reason why I already knew
My Little Profile: Oath SwornMy Little Profile: Oath Sworn2 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Supporting Character of My Little Pony: The Future is Magic
Name: Oath Sworn
Age: Most Likely in her early 20's
Height: About the same as most other ponies
Eye Color: Light yellow
Coat Color: Tan
Mane Color: Light red
Cutie Mark: Cross Swords
Current Status: Member of the Tambelon Royal Guard, Princess Starlight's Royal Bodyguard and Friend
Family: Has a big brother
Friends: Shammy, Starlight, The Royal Family and all their friends
Enemies: Anypony that threatens the Royal Family
Abilities: Knows protective magic and trained well in combat
Other Details: Although younger than most of the other guards, Oath was chosen to protect the young daughter of the Tambelon Royal Family, because of her friendliness and devotion...which was seen as perfect traits for the job. She made a vow to always watch over and protect
Kindness's Reward Chapter 6Chapter 6Kindness's Reward Chapter 63 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