Nightmare Rarity - Alternate sceneSomething was terribly wrong here. Even at his young age, Spike could tell that something bad was going on. It had not been long since he set foot upon the surface of the moon, hoping to try and help Twilight and the others, and he'd still managed to get himself into trouble. The events of the past few days had been, to say the least, rather difficult for him and everypony else. The others had come here to rescue one of their own. But not just anypony, but one very special to Spike himself.
Rarity, the love of his life. The beautiful unicorn mare whom he'd harboured a crush on ever since he first came to Ponyville. But she had been taken by a force none could have foreseen. A terrible, dark power that had once claimed the life of another important pony. Princess Luna. That darkness had transformed her into the monster known as Nightmare Moon, and whose conflict with Celestia had forced the latter to imprison her beloved sister here in the moon for a thousand years.
Spike hoped very muc
Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing SceneThe sun was shining brightly today. The sky was a clear blue and everywhere you went in the parks of Canterlot, ponies were smiling and laughing.Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But then, they had good reason to be happy. For this was hearts and Hooves day. And on this day, like it was every year, love was in the air. Mares and stallions alike spent the day with their "very special someponies". You could not go two steps forward without laying your eyes on some happy couple enjoying each others company.
But sitting on a grassy hill in the middle of the park, was one pony who did not have a smile upon his face. A white stallion with a blue mane, wearing a rather ornate red uniform of a captain, who sat there on the top of the hill, and was experiencing worry like never before.
Over the course of his time as a member of the royal guard, he had been against many things that might cause other ponies to quake with fear. He had faced down raiding parties of dogs without hesitation. He's fended off hydras and manticores. He
MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing SceneAs she looked out of her window and saw the crowd of ponies gather in the gardens below, she could not help but feel more than a little excited. After all, it was not every day that she got to witness such an event.MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Mi'Amore Cadenza, or Cadence as she preferred to be called, was watching the gathering crowd with great anticipation. Like many of the annual Canterlot events, ponies from all over Equestria would gather to this city. And although her work often took other all over the principality to meet such ponies, seeing them all gather together in one place was always a rare treat.
This day was the annual dessert contest and many had pulled out all the stops this year. Treats and cakes of all shapes and sizes lined the gardens, waiting for the judges to come by and pass their verdict. She had to admit, it was an appealing sight.
Under normal circumstances she would have loved for Shining to be here today so they could both enjoy it. Unfortunately for the both of them he'd bee
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 ending3 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
Magical mystery cure - Alternate endingThey were happy. Happier than they'd been all day. The six mares embraced each other in the middle of the street, not wanting to let go of each other. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and pinkie Pie. Six friends who had grown so close to each other, had now saved each other from a very miserable end. They had been through a very unpleasant ordeal recently as their cutie marks, the symbols of their roles and destinies, had been changed. But, thanks to Twilight and the bonds they'd forged with each other, they had undone that change and were back to normal.Magical mystery cure - Alternate ending2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight, right in the middle of the group hug, gave a long sigh of relief. She more than any of them had bared her share of pain throughout this time, mostly from the guilt she felt over her part in the event. For you see, it was her spell that had caused all this. A spell sent to her by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to try and solve as a part of her studies. Being the dutiful student she was, she tried
A Canterlot Wedding - Missing ScenesThe ponies were all hard at work. Pegasi went about repairing roofs and ceiling ornaments, unicorns spent their time seeing to the restoration of the more complicated features of the palace, and all others busied themselves with the myriad other tasks that needed to be done to get everything back in top condition.A Canterlot Wedding - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The recent attack brought about by the unexpected and hitherto unknown changelings and their Queen, Chrysalis, had left much of the city damaged. By some miracle there had been no casualties, only a few injuries here and there. Of course it made sense. The changelings were, after all, using the ponies as a food source. It made no sense that they'd want them harmed.
Ponies all about the capital were grateful that the attack had left only structural damage. Damage which was easily rectified. But for one lone unicorns, the damage was far deeper.
Walking along the red carpet of the main hall of the Canterlot royal palace, Captain Shining Armour was looking uncharacteristically fo
Keep calm and flutter on - Alternate endingOnce the six of them arrived at Sweet Apple Acres, it turned out that things were a lot worse than they'd originally thought it would be. There had been bad floods before, but this was on a whole other level. The water was so high now that Applejack's family had to get around by way of makeshift boats they'd made out of large wooden buckets. They were all doing what they could, but it was clear that this situation wasn't going to get better anytime soon. A sentiment that Applejack herself now voiced.Keep calm and flutter on - Alternate ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I've never seen the floodin this bad. They've built dams around here before, but never like this. What's goin on?" She asked.
The five ponies, Twilight, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Rainbow Dash, all stood on a nearby hill, looking down at the devastation the floods were causing. Further down the land, where the beavers had built their unusually extensive dams, Fluttershy, still bearing her elements, was hovering above the nearest dam and was trying to speak to one of the beavers. Mo
Equestria Girls - Is it love?If there was a more perfect day to have a picnic, Twilight hadn't experienced it. The sky was a perfect blue, with no clouds in sight. The sun was shining brightly and there was a cool breeze. The spot they'd chosen was also good, on the top of a green and grassy hill, overlooking the town of Ponyville below. She and her closest friends had gathered here for a day of relaxation. Her duties as princess had been relaxed for the day, so they could all enjoy this time together. And that was something she was greatly appreciative of.Equestria Girls - Is it love?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For as much as she tried, something always seemed to come up that kept the six of them from spending quality time together. it was either some big disaster that needed their attention, or it was some individual problem one of them was facing. But today was different. Today, everything was set up just perfectly. Looking away from the bright and clear sky, Twilight looked at her friends. Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy were all enjoying
Hearth's Warming Eve - Missing ScenesPonies everywhere were darting left and right in a desperate attempt to be ready for the big event. The rooms backstage were awash with chatter and excitement and dread over the upcoming performance, and in the audience that now gathered in front of the stage, the anticipation was even greater.Hearth's Warming Eve - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For this was the Hearth's Warming Eve recreation play. A tribute to the founding of Equestria itself and the ponies who had made it happen. Everyone in the city wanted to be here to watch it. And judging from the mass of crowds pouring through the hall's gates, it would be easy to assume that everyone was.
But for one stallion, this upcoming play gave him even greater joy. Shining Armour, using his authority as captain of the guard, had managed to convince those backstage to let him in so that he could visit one of those who would be performing tonight. Somepony he hadn't seen in too long a time.
Twilight Sparkle, his sister.
He went from group to group backstage, describing his sister to the ot
Equestria Girls - Unexpected VisitOf all the places in Equestria where she could be spending regular time, this was not one she'd ever expected to find herself. Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Equestria, was standing in what, to most, would be little more than a ruin. It was the old capital of Equestria. A castle that once housed the two Princesses, Celestia and Luna, before the latter's transformation into Nightmare Moon. It was here, almost four years ago, that Twilight and her friends had first truly come together to become the bearers of the elements of harmony. This castle, much like the day in which she first saw it, were things that had changed her forever.Equestria Girls - Unexpected Visit2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But right now, she had other things on her mind. Her friend, Rarity, had recently got it into her head to do some restoration work on this old place ever since their first foray into it after the incident of Discord's vines. Her friend's plan had interested all of them however, and soon they'd all been putting regular days together to try and get this place bac
My Little Bionicle Chapter 8My Little Bionicle The 13 ElementsMy Little Bionicle Chapter 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*Back at Ponyville*
"Are you sure that your family wouldn't mind me staying here?" Onua asked as he and Applejack were walking back to Sweet Apple Acres.
"Ya' already met Big Macintosh and Granny Smith during brunch earlier Onua, I doubt that they'll ever hate you." The orange earth pony replied giving him a wink as the orchid came into their view.
After a few minutes they passed the gate, Onua heard barking, running toward them was a small furry four-legged Rahi, with brown and white fur wearing a red collar ran up to them yipping happily waving its tail.
"What is that strange Rahi?" Onua asked as the adorable creature stopped right in front of him and started sniffing his feet.
"Oh that's my dog Winona," Applejack explained as she petted her."She's as loyal as any collie can be."
Onua knelt down and began to gently pet the canine's soft fur, the dog barked happily and licked his armored hand.
"Do you have dogs where you're from?" The
Mi'Amore's LessonThe doors were tall. Taller than any doors she had ever seen before. They were inscribed on either side with gold-trimmed markings. On the left a mark of a pegasi. And on the right, a unicorn. But even the sheer size of that door was nothing compared to the building it was attached to. The royal palace of Canterlot. She'd always seen it from afar, but never this close. Given recent events, it was clear she'd be seeing a lot more of it in future.Mi'Amore's Lesson3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mi'Amore Cadenza her parents had named her. Cadence as she preferred to be called. A young filly, a child. Her hair tied back into a ponytail. A filly who had no idea how much her life was about to change.
It had been merely a day since the letter had arrived from the palace. She'd only reached schooling age but rather than having arrangements made to attend some local school, that letter had arrived instead. Her family had read it several times over, with looks of both pride and concern on their faces. They'd explained to her what it meant, th
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 ending2 years 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
Tales of Equestria - Chapter FourteenThe night air was colder than it had been before.Tales of Equestria - Chapter Fourteen3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Celestia stood there, just feet away from the burning wreckage of her faithful agent's home. Standing there looking up at the night sky. If circumstances were different, she'd compliment her sister on such fine work. But sadly, the circumstances were not different. They were dire. If this night continued, many of her subject would freeze to death or worse. Something had to be done.
But just as she was on the edge of despair, her prayers had been answered and the voice of her father had come to her. He told her that he'd come to help, lifting her spirits. It'll be alright, she told herself. With Cosmos' help, they would triumph over the abomination that now held Luna in it's grip. They would free her and peace would return to the land.
At least, that's what she'd hoped would have happened.
For as she stood there listening to her father's plan, her expression went from one of joy, to confusion, and finally to utter horror. As his words fi
Magic duel - Alternate endingShe concentrated her on her spell. This was an important even and she didn't want to make a mistake, especially with so many important ponies watching. Twilight focused hard, her horn glowing it's usual light purple colour ass her magic levitated the nearby animals. Tonight was very special as Princess Celestia herself had arrived in Ponyville to welcome a pair of delegates from the region of Saddle Arabia. The diplomats, along with the Princess, were watching eagerly from the stalls. But they weren't alone, as most of Ponyville had turned up to watch the display.Magic duel - Alternate ending2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight had been pleased to be chosen to host this greeting for the diplomats, but she couldn't allow that to distract her. She had a spell to cast, one which required the utmost concentration. The animals, lent to her by her friend Fluttershy, were all gathered in the middle of the celebration area. They were soon engulfed in the same pale magical glow of Twilight's horn. Fluttershy, who was watching nearby, had buried her
Equestria Girls - Old WoundsTo say that this was an uncomfortable situation would have been the understatement of the century. Twilight, having just met up with her old rival, Sunset Shimmer, was now standing between her and the one pony that the latter probably never wanted to see again, Princess Celestia. The young alicorn knew all too well the kind of history these two had, and was not keen on being here to see what words would pass between them. Glancing to her left, she saw that Sunset was still looking both shocked and, to some degree, terrified at the arrival of her old teacher.Equestria Girls - Old Wounds1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was also a difficult situation for the formerly-human Flash Sentry, who was glancing from Sunset to Celestia, and back again. He did not know who the elder alicorn was, only that her presence was causing Sunset great discomfort right now. Twilight couldn't help but envy his ignorance of this situation. After what seemed like an unbearably long silence, Celestia finally broke it by turning her attention to the still-confused stal
Equestria Girls - For the PrincessThough she had been here for a few days now, she still couldn't help but feel overwhelmed by this place. Twilight Sparkle, the Princess of Friendship, was touring one of the many rooms of her new accommodation, a vast palace, brought into existence by the power of the Tree of Harmony. Until the day of Tirek's defeat, this place did not even exist. Now, it was hers, to do with as she pleased. It was her home, as well as Spike's, and the two of them had been doing everything they could to adjust to this change of scenery, moving in all of the belongings they had which had survived Tirek's assault on the old library.Equestria Girls - For the Princess1 year ago in Romance More Like This
As Twilight walked around the round table in the middle of the palace's main central chamber, that thought gave her pause. That old tree had been her home for many years now, and though this place was truly a marvel, it would never replace the Ponyville library in her heart. Still, that loss was something she and Spike had managed to deal with in the days since their move to
Equestria Girls - Just Between UsTwilight, in all her years, would never have thought of herself as a romantic by any means. Even so, she couldn't help but think that what she was experiencing was about as romantic as it could get. She and her lover, Flash Sentry, were not on some fancy date somewhere, or gazing into each other's eyes on a moonlit night. No, what they were doing was what most would simply call "mundane". And yet, to her, it meant so much more. All they were doing was lying together on a couch in Twilight's home, the Ponyville library. Just the two of them holding each other whilst lying on a piece of furniture. Few would ever call this romantic, but to her, it was all she needed.Equestria Girls - Just Between Us2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The New Years celebrations that Flash had come down to Ponyville for had come and gone, and both had enjoyed their time together. There had been the usual festivities, fireworks and such, but to the two of them, what mattered most was that they spent it in each other's company. Now here they were, just doing what they could t
Tales of Equestria - Chapter TenThe moon was full tonight. It hung in there air, bright and beautiful. Though it only reflected the light of the sun, it was enough to light their way.Tales of Equestria - Chapter Ten4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Shadowbolts, as they'd been dubbed by Princess Luna, were now sailing through the sky as fast as their wings would take them. It was almost midnight and as the princess had suspected, no-one knew they were in the area. They had encountered no-one on their flight and with their specially-created uniforms, it was unlikely anyone would even see them, especially given how far up they were.
Cumulo, the youngest, looked down at the ground below. Little dots of lights here and there. Candles in the homes of ponies below. Completely unaware that they were up here or that this task even existed. It made him feel important.
But unfortunately for him, that feeling was subsequently replaced by a reminder of the current temperature. Given how far up they were, the air was ice-cold, made no better by the fact that they were flying in the dead of
ForgivenessAs she stood on the marble balcony, gazing out on the setting sun, her thoughts began to wonder. Princess Celestia, guardian of the day and co-ruler of Equestria, had been sensing the rising darkness for some time now. It had been small at first, not worth thinking about. But as time went on, it began to grow in her mind and began to trouble her to no end. She knew that sooner or later she would have to address it. But how to do so?Forgiveness3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She raised her head and looked out on the brilliantly orange sun touching the horizon before her. She sighed and closed her eyes. Her horn began to glow it's usual yellow as the glowing orb moved further down. A few minutes passed and soon enough, there was darkness across the land. Celestia opened her eyes and looked up at the sky. Darkness but no moon. No stars. She hated seeing the sky like this. Her sister always made it so beautiful. But before she could work the night sky, it always looked so lifeless to her, so dead. A sentiment Luna herself shared.
Twilight Sparkle gets a Magical ColtfriendTwilight Sparkle gets a Magical Coltfriend4 months ago in Humor More Like This
If there was one thing you could say about Twilight Sparkle's new castle, it's that there was enough room in there for anypony to do, quite literally, anything. That was the thinking today, as both Rainbow Dash and Applejack were busying themselves with a game of catch, tossing a bright red ball from one side of the entrance chamber to the next. Both mares displayed an impressive array of jumps and acrobatics in their seemingly-endless quest to avoid losing. And while others from their inner circle, most notably Pinkie Pie, were keen to keep watching with awe, others, like Rarity and Fluttershy, had long ago moved on, though it was not from a lack of caring who won, but from the very basic fact that the game had gone on for as long as it had. As for Twilight herself, she was simply sitting on her throne, reading one of the many magic tomes she had at her disposal, ignoring her friends' game. Even Rainbow and Applejack were growing tiered at this point, as evidenced by their increasing
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 16Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 163 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 16: I know whose tears would come down to me (First draft. Final version in the works)
Rain poured mercilessly in the deafening wind while three young foals slept inside the small chicken coop. The storm's might was ferocious, its malice unforgiving as even the rising sun itself seemed to hide out of fear of the great power of nature and shone only scarcely through the dismal blanket of the intimidating clouds. The heavy gales rattled the miniature house violently while the great boom of thunder shook the sleeping children to the bone. Inside their rickety shelter, Orion and Bucky slept side-by-side, huddled together to keep warm, their crusader capes shielding them from the cold. Their minds were blank, deep within the sleep they needed so badly. Time travel seemed to affect the very life force of all three of the Crusaders as they each found themselves too exhausted to even notice the rampage of the storm. None of them slept in peace but all remained unconscious. Out
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 13Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 133 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 13: Twins in Time (First draft. Final version in the works)
Berry Pie woke up in a panic and jumped to his feet. Cold sweat and rain ran down his body with light drips onto the wooden floor. Looking down at his twin sister sleeping safe and sound beside him, he relaxed his tense shoulders and breathed a sigh of relief. He had almost forgotten where they were until his mind fully adjusted to consciousness again. There were in the Apple farm treehouse.
How they had made it here, he couldn't remember, but at this point he didn't care as his sky-blue eyes scanned his slowly darkening surroundings. The room was full of crayon-drawn posters in a stack, a picture frame, and various other things. This did not look like the setup Berry knew as a colt or saw recently, reminding him what Bismarck said about how they had traveled back in time.
If there was any proof, the pictures and drawings of and by Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom in the room confirmed it. He approach
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 17Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 172 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 17: Dejection and Darkness (First draft. Final version in the works)
Deep inside the Everfree Forest, far away from all civilization, the thundering echoes of magic roared over the ambient chirps of the hidden wildlife surrounding Andromeda and silenced their calls. Sweat poured down her forehead in icy streams as she breathed heavily. Her eyes were bloodshot and her legs felt weak underneath her exhausted body. Every ounce of her might was being channeled into her spell, but it continued to defeat her again and again until the resolve to use magic began to shatter inside of her.
“No, no, no!” she said aloud, shaking her head. “It has to work! It just has to!”
Dirt and moss covered her hooves as she shifted them into a braced position. Slowly, her horn began to glow from a bright yellow to a blinding white. A massive gust of wind blew everything around her like a small hurricane while sparks of blue electricity shot from her horn as usual. E