A New Breed: Chapter 16Chapter 16A New Breed: Chapter 16 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Know thy enemy"
She just wanted to cry
She knew she couldn't, not anymore, but that didn't stop her from wanting to. There was something wholly unsatisfying about sobbing when your body can't create tears. Her own heat boiled them away the moment they formed, even when she struggled to keep her powers turned off.
Her blonde mane and tail flared with heat as her emotions refused to listen, swirling out of control. Pyre couldn't cry, so she would do the next best thing; she would get angry. Angry at the Imps who "retired" her friends with so little effort. Angry at the team for not saving them. Angry at Indigo, a unicorn she'd befriended when she had been first forced out of the clouds, who was killed almost as soon as the team landed. She neve
A New Breed: Chapter 19 - pt1Chapter 19A New Breed: Chapter 19 - pt1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Clockwork shook her head and yawned, "Sorry, I must've dozed off " She blinked owlishly at the Monopony board on the table, the board pieces glinting in the overhead light. Only a slight turn of her head allowed her to see the warm wood paneling and thick cream carpeting. The nearby window was partially open to allow in the crisp evening breeze. She rested on a lush red couch that gave gently under her hooves when she stretched, and a nearby radio added some light background music that threatened to lull her back to sleep. A droning floated past her from the other room, where her parents must have been listening to a different broadcast. Her heart warmed at the familiar comforts of home.
Stifling another wide yawn, she lea
A New Breed: Chapter 15Chapter 15A New Breed: Chapter 15 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"All in the Family"
Luna sighed and looked out her office window for a long minute.
With a sharp motion, she pulled the curtains closed against the glare of her sister's sun. A pair of lights sprung up, activated magically by the Princess as she turned to look over the ponies assembled. All six of them looked worse for wear, but considering what some of them had just endured, Luna was happy they were standing at all.
On the far left stood Spectrum, Rainbow Star, with her soft white coat and rainbow colored mane and hair. She'd naturally taken charge of the group the moment she'd gotten in range of the imps, but technically she was too young to even join the Agency, much less lead a group.
A New Breed: Chapter 1Chapter 1A New Breed: Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The end of every story is the beginning of another"
The khaki colored mare barely heard anything around her, her form slumped in the stiff command chair. She found it impossible to focus on the screens before her, her mind still whirling from the events of the last night and what it cost the Agency, and her. It had just been a routine check, nothing like that was supposed to happen!!
But it had. The final member of "The Six" was dead, the legendary hero Lady Sparkle the Wise, Mistress of Magic. That didn't hit her nearly as hard as the other news. Her elder brother sacrificed himself to ensure that the imps could not steal her mind before she died. Reports, reports she confirmed personally, showed evidence that he destroyed a Brain-worm Gem the wrong way, then activated the "final option" she designed into his armour. T
A New Breed: Chapter 2Chapter 2A New Breed: Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I thought you said I had two weeks?" Clockwork asked uncertainly.
"That was before a true damage assessment of this location was completed," the alicorn behind her pointed out. The lavender Princess' horn glowed gently as she held a pair of boxes magically off to one side.
"So they're abandoning this location?"
"Yes. The damage was too great to the infrastructure, and more importantly too many good ponies lost their lives in the attack. Even if this location was in perfect shape, there's not enough ponies to man it," Princess Luna said softly, "Besides, you'll need time to build your new armour, and Canterlot has far more resources then this location."
A New Breed: Chapter 9Chapter 9A New Breed: Chapter 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Testing, can everypony hear me?"
"I've got you loud and clear," Clockwork answered, and the others of the team did as well through Galaxi's psychic link.
"Excellent. Time to see how well this works then," Princess Luna said in their minds. Clockwork had to grin, she hadn't expected Luna to take up the role when she suggested they needed a coordinator. "You will be meeting up with a trio of Unregistered ponies known as 'The Crusaders'. They have information of a star-fall in the Northern Reaches. Consider this your first official action as a team."
"Why am I pulling this damnable chariot?" Ultrapony growled and fidgeted in the leather harness that linked him to the go
A New Breed: Chapter 13Chapter 13A New Breed: Chapter 13 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"How are we feeling today Miss Key?"
"Better, Doctor Violet," the short mare answered, stretching slowly beside the bed. Her khaki colored coat caught the mid-morning light streaming in through the window behind her.
"Are you ready to leave us tomorrow morning?" the violet unicorn asked with a broad smile, watching as the other mare stretched and flexed her still sore leg. She was able to walk and trot almost normally on it, but it would be months before that front left was completely healed, and even then it wouldn't be back to one-hundred percent. Even unicorn magic had its limits, and the damage had been extensive.
"You have no idea Doctor," the mare answered with a
A New Breed: Chapter 5Chapter 5A New Breed: Chapter 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Her body trembled with exhilaration; she was FLYING!!
The sensors in her helmet were minimal, but easily tracked her flight speed and pitch as she banked around the oval flight track. The armour glinted in the midday sun, bare steel easily spotted in the shining light, not to mention the quartet of glowing white-blue "wings" that vibrated over her back. The metal form was only hidden for a split second as another cloud-ring was cleared on her way about the track. After four laps, she was growing more comfortable and confidant of her armour's abilities in the air.
She reached out a hoof, firing the plasma ejector to correct her course, and the armour jerked in response. Clockwork frowned, noting to herself to recalibrate the jets for the ch
A New Breed: Chapter 6Chapter 6A New Breed: Chapter 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The show must go on"
"You requested my presence?"
Luna turned from where she had been contemplating the view from her office window, her head dipping slightly to her guest, "I'm sorry, Thunderhooves, but I must be the bearer of bad news."
"He passed," the bison stated, already knowing. The Princess responded with a slow nod.
"If there is anything you need " she started.
"There is only one thing I require, Princess," he sighed, "I must ask you to call a replacement to fill my spot in the ranks. I must leave immediately to tend to my family, and bear the mantle my father has left to me."
Among the MoonflowersAmong the Moonsflowers starring Twilight and Princess CelestiaAmong the Moonflowers in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I'm afraid that this is a business call of sorts, Twilight darling," said Rarity, sitting down at Twilight's coffee table as the lavender-coated unicorn poured them both a cup of tea. "I've come to draw upon that limitless knowledge of yours in all things magical."
Twilight blushed and her ears went back in embarrassment. "Oh, I wouldn't call it 'limitless' exactly," she said, letting the teapot float down onto the table-top. "But I hope I can help you."
Rarity smiled back at her. "Oh, thank you darling. It's just a little question that's come up with a dress I've been asked to design for Hoity Toity's autumn range." She levitated her cup to her lips and inhaled its delicious fragrance. "You see, there's been some disagreement regarding the shape of a floral pattern that's going to be embroidered on the hem of this exquisite little cocktail dress that we're working on. Oh darling, you'd absolute
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5 starring Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 5 in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight looked out the window of her study at the swirling black clouds and she frowned. "That is by far the strangest storm I have ever seen."
She had spent the afternoon trying to find information about the history of unnatural storms hitting Ponyville and by unnatural, she of course meant storms that had originated over the Everfree Forest rather than in the Storm Factory in Cloudsdale. But try as she may to concentrate, the whole business between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie was preoccupying her.
She slammed the tome in front of her closed in frustration. "I've read that same sentence TEN TIMES now!" she muttered. "Confound these ponies! They drive me to distraction..."
She stared out the window. The whole town had been plunged into an eerie darkness. The winds that had come up around an hour ago were growing in intensity. The leaves of the tree the library had been built into shivered and rustled a
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 11The Party Hasn't Ended Concludes Part 1: Pinkie PieThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 11 in Short Stories More Like This
The next thing Pinkie saw was Twilight Sparkle's face, contorted in absolute horror, gaping at her.
"Pinkie Pie," Twilight whispered, her violet eyes wide and staring. "What what have you done?"
"What are you talking about, Twilight?" asked Pinkie. She saw that she was in Sugarcube Corner and in front of her was a still-steaming batch of cupcakes fresh out of the oven. "I'm just making cupcakes!"
Twilight's sickened gaze switched from Pinkie to somewhere over her shoulder - and then her mouth slipped open in silent scream at what she saw. Pinkie turned in shock and saw something on one of the work benches the sight was so inexplicable that it took her several heartbeats to realise it was a Pegasus pony, lying on its side.
"Rainbow Dash?" Pinkie whispered. The Pegasus pony was lying on her side and her face wasn't visible, but her unique multi-coloured mane identified her without a doubt. But she wasn't moving
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 3The Party Hasn't Ended Part 3 starring Pinkie Pie and Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 3 in Short Stories More Like This
Pinkie was busy with the dishes in the kitchen as Dash lugged the heavy bags of trash out to the back alley behind the bakery. But there was already a pile of garbage there, and it was difficult to find any space for the bags she was carrying.
Dash shook her head in annoyance. "Smoggy and Patchy you guys! What a time to be taking an extended vacation!" She flew up and placed one of her trash bags gingerly on the top of the already teetering pile. "You'd think the Mayor would have organised somepony other than Derpy Hooves to be in charge of the trash collection while they're away." Flying back down, she collected another bag and flew it to the top of the pile. "When will " she grabbed another bag, "everypony learn" and another, "that Derpy just isn't the most" and another. "dependable of ponies?"
The last bag was on top now, and the tower began to sway.
"Uh oh." D
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 6"Where are we going, Princess?" asked Twilight. They were trotting along a narrow alleyway in a part of Canterlot she'd never been before, and she had no idea what Celestia had planned.Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Just a little out-of-the-way place I like to visit now and then, when the responsibilities of being Princess of Equestria get a bit too much," explained Celestia. "I think it should be especially quiet tonight with everypony out in the streets enjoying the festival. Oh, and here we are!"
The alley opened out into a tiny square with a number of little shops opening off of it. There was a tack-repair shop, with newly-worked bridles hanging near the door to dry; an apothecary, with its tell-tale sign of a winged-staff and the thick scent of medicines and ointments which Twilight could smell from where they were standing; and a charming little...
"Oh, a bookshop!" cried Twilight in delight. Towers of leather-bound books were piled up next to the door, and a ziggurat of yellowed vellum-scrolls as well. Oh,
How Lyra met Bon-BonHow Lyra met Bon-Bon starring Applejack and the Cutie Mark CrusadersHow Lyra met Bon-Bon in Short Stories More Like This
"C'mon sis!" begged Applebloom, turning to Applejack with her biggest, most glistening doe-eyed look. "Ya promised that if we behaved well all mornin' that ya'd tell me and the rest of the Crusaders a story!" Beside her, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle both nodded in agreement.
Applejack sighed. "How kin anypony say no to a trio of young'uns as cute as you three?" She looked out the window of the homestead at the wild storm that the Pegasus ponies had brought to Ponyville. "And seein' how it's so stormy out an' all, it seems like a fine way ta pass the time. Now what kinda story should I tell y'all?" She brought a hoof to her chin in thought. "Oh! Ah know! How's about a story about cuties marks, you bein' the Cutie Mark Crusaders an' all."
"Sounds boooring," complained Scootaloo. Applebloom glowered at her.
"Cutie marks ain't never borin'," she said in a huff, "Go ahead with yer story sis!"
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 4The Party Hasn't Ended Part 4 starring Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 4 in Short Stories More Like This
When Dash woke up, she realised the voice calling her had been doing so for some time. It had slipped into her dreams she'd been back in Flight School in Cloudsdale, and she'd obviously done something to annoy her fellow students: everypony's eyes followed her wherever she went, and everywhere there was a conspiratorial whisper of "Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash..."
As the Pegasus pony shrugged off sleep and stretched her wings, she looked down from her cloud home to see Twilight calling up to her.
"You're finally awake! Thank Celestia," the unicorn pony muttered. "You're a deep sleeper I've been down here calling you for about five minutes now!"
Dash chuckled. "That's me work hard, party harder, sleep hardest!" But at the word 'party', the events of the previous night came flooding back to her. The relief she'd felt that the bad dream had been exactly that had dissolved away and the
Luna's Socks - Part 2Luna's Socks Part 2 starring Twilight Sparkle and the Princesses Celestia and LunaLuna's Socks - Part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
It took Twilight forever to fall asleep, the incident playing over and over in her head, the same mixture of sensations and frustrations just memories now but nevertheless still raw and sensitive. But at last she fell into a fitful sleep, hot and uncomfortable but empty of dreams...
....until she awoke to the sound of the windows clattering open and the rustling of the curtains against the drapery of her bed.
She drew her head slowly out from under the covers to see that the whole room was lit up by silver-blue light pouring in from the now open window. The mirror had turned into a pool of quicksilver and the brass handles and hinges of the furniture were sparkling as if they had been doused in glitter.
Twilight climbed out of bed, her eyes glued to the beam of light piercing the room, and took a few nervous steps towards the window. She had closed it, hadn't she? There was no way sh
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 2Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 2 starring Princess Celestia and her faithful student Twilight SparkleMuch Ahoof About Nothing Part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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"Rainbow?" Applejack said, frowning in disbelief. "Rainbow Dash? Really?"
Rarity nodded. "Oh darling, it suddenly occurred to me while I was chatting with Twilight over tea this morning. She said she felt as if she was missing something, and I suggest that it was somepony she was missing, rather. And when I suggested it was young Spike, she laughed. But then I remembered that Rainbow was also out of town. As you know, she's in Canterlot at the moment helping the Wonderbolts with the Spring Moon Festival performance that rather striking Spitfire has a marvellous aerial spectacle in store for the Princess Luna, I hear."
"Ah dunno, Rarity," said Applejack. "Ah mean, Twi and Rainbow? What do those two even have in common?"
"Oh, Applejack," sighed Rarity, lifting a soft forehoof and placing it on the muscular withers of her lover. "I do so love you
Luna's Socks - Part 1Luna's Socks - Part 1 starring Twilight Sparkle and the Princesses Celestia and LunaLuna's Socks - Part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
"It's absolutely wonderful to have you back home, my faithful student," Princess Celestia said to Twilight as she walked with her along the corridor that would lead to the East Wing of Canterlot Castle where the guest rooms were. "I've missed you terribly, you know."
Twilight suppressed a squeal of delight. The Princess had missed her? Oh, the things she wanted to say in reply but all she could was blush crimson and whisper, in a voice embarrassingly heavy with emotion: "I've missed you too, Princess "
"It's such a shame that you can't stay in your old tower," Celestia continued as they passed a series of huge stained-glass windows interspersed with tapestries thousands of years old portraying the history of Equestria. "I'm afraid the renovations are really quite untimely."
"It's alright, Princess," Twilight replied, looking at each of the tapestries thoughtfully as they passe
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 18 Hell at her HoovesFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 18 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sound of flapping wings drowned out the oppressive silence as the two mares trudged through the thicket of the ethereal forest. In a way, it was therapeutic for her to hear the familiar sound so close to her; to know that she had a friend who still earnestly cared about her. But... it also reminded her of something far more sinister and recent, something that still haunted her waking thoughts if she let them dawdle from what needed to be done.
"Let's see how she likes the Brazen Bull," cackled the phantom voice of a griffon, followed by her own pained screams of wreathing agony, turned into the snorts and grunts of a bull by the complex series of pipes. It was almost enough to make her stomach turn over... almost.
As much as she wanted to deny herself, as much as it would hurt to do so, she could not ignore the fact that, in those hours of merciless torture, a piece of her had d
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 17Descent unto Chaos.For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 17 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
[Warning: This chapter contains mild depictions of gore and themes which may not be suitable for younger readers (and one mild curse). Reader discrection is STRONGLY advised!]
Cracks and snaps sounded quietly in defiance of the thick tension that permeated the air. The familiar dance of tongues of flame flashed against stone and wood alike, the thin extensions twisting and twirling before detaching from the body of fire and evaporating from existence. She could very well have sat there and eyed the tiny expression of both destruction and creation for hours and never get bored. However, a particularly loud snap brought her to her senses.
Soft, sad music accompanied the crackle of the flames; the brass sedated, yet powerful as a pony sang a haunting melody of tragedy and loss. She sympathised with the long-dead stallion. Soon after, the strings, led by a piano, took the lead from the brass and pounding rhythm section.
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 25EpilogueFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 25 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sunshine spilled onto the viridian lawn as the morning sun crested over the battlements of the old castle, causing the dew still clinging to the blades to sparkle before evaporating. Twilight trotted down the steps from the south doors to enjoy a leisurely morning stroll through the gardens, as she used to do in days gone by when she recovered from being upset.
Predictably, Princess Celestia had not been there when she had awakened, nor was she down at breakfast in the royal dining room. An invitation to eat there was a lifetime affair, and it was far better than sitting with the rest of the staff awkwardly in her usual corner table while not talking to any pony. She might have learned how to make friends, but that did not stop the castle staff from being just a little skittish around her, being the personal student to a living goddess and all.
The mare looked at her surroundings as she walked, flashing back to her fight with the queen tyrant occasionally when a bush or
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 16Fake Wings of HopeFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 16 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Everything was serene and still in the darkness of the new night. Only the fast-paced clipping of hooves on the cobbles in the street could be heard as the city of Canterlot began to wind down for the day. Several ponies still going about their evenings gave her odd looks as she rushed past, yet none of the guard paid her any attention, as they were focused on other, more important matters.
Rarity wove through the streets in an attempt to shake any ponies off of her tail, running at full clip unless she came across one of the guards. What was Twilight playing at? Surely she did not think she could get outside the town gates without getting the third degree from the guards, especially at night! Of course, there were several tunnels dug by the Crusaders to get in and out, but the white unicorn had no idea which were discovered or not in her time away, never mind the idea of dragging herself through the muck!
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 15Jaws of the BeastFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 15 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the blink of an eye, the early morn had turned into the end of evening. At least, that is what it felt like to the mare as she trudged through mud and brush with no discrimination. She hoped they would be upon the edge of the forest soon, for it had been a long day of physical exertion and no rest for food or water. She was running solely on her excitement at having almost acquired the biggest bounty of her career.
Twilight Sparkle walked obediently behind the bounty hunter as the sun began to set once more below the horizon. She wore a Mithril bracelet on each leg and one on her horn: an inescapable situation for any unicorn, including the one she was being marched to that very instant. Vinyl had taken a rope and tied it around her neck after the librarian had began to move again and grasped it tightly in her magical hold to ensure she would not escape.
Every so often, Vinyl Scratch would try to strike u
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 20 Siege of ManehattenFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 20 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The worst part of any battle is not the actual fight, boy, but rather the wait for it to start," General Portland of the Royal Equestrian Army spoke with his front legs slung over the railing of a ship. He was an old, battle hardened unicorn stallion with a grey coat, white mane and the mark of a jewel-encrusted sword on his flank. Being a high-ranking officer, he only wore a navy blue jacket with several medals decorating the lapels and breast of it. For days, the weather had decided to stagnate over the city of Manehatten, throwing it into perpetual overcast skies.
Meanwhile, the colt at his side pondered his words, having wondered what put the stallion so on-edge for the past fortnight. A million thoughts buzzed beneath his glittering helmet, each vying for position at the surface. "So, you expect they'll try something here soon, sir?" he asked, choosing the foremost thought.
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 11 The Battle of Appleloosa.For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"War is war and the Hells are the hells, but of the two, war is the worse. For you see, in the Hells one has sinners: ponies who deserve to be there. Yet, war is rife with innocents, foals and the elderly who have done no wrong. They are punished not for their own sins, but the sins of others. Trust my words, for I had the unfortunate fate to bear witness to both. I pity anypony who experiences the horrors of armed conflict." Stellar Stylus
A road of iron swept across the plains of the desert: linking cities and towns alike to the fertile new frontier of Equestria. Upon the twin lines of iron rails, a beast of mythic proportions powered across the land and shook the ground while it roared on. The fire in its belly burned hotter than the hells themselves, driving the titan on to reach then unheard of speeds.
A line of acrid smoke billowed from the mouth of th
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 12 Waiting in the WingsFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 12 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Darkness slowly fell over the heart of the Everfree Forest, causing the trees to cast long shadows during the twilight hour before the dying light faded from existence. As with every night before it, the setting of the sun caused alarms to go off in the internal clocks of the most dangerous creatures on the face of the earth. To them, the Everfree was a haven away from the over-controlling ponies, even if their biological memory missed the tasty pastel-coloured morsels.
For all of her experience and connection with the local fauna, not even the chief pony resident of the forest would stray too far from her home during the night. She had learned that lesson the hard way: through many close encounters, wounds, and battles she fought just to stay alive in such a hostile place, let alone the battles she fought for her vision of what the world should be, as opposed to the oozing quagmire of sin it had become.
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 9For Whom the Belle TollsFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
[Warning: This chapter contains mild depictions of torture. Reader discretion is advised!]
'Doooong, doooong, doooong, doooong, doooong,' tolled the bell of the clock tower in Canterlot as it signalled the hour. Since time immemorial, the tower had measured the march of time's hooves. Every clock in every land around the world hoped in vain to keep pace with it, yet it endured the centuries and millennia in stride. Like time itself, it stood indifferent to the plights of others, existing only to keep track.
Queen Eos sat in her office, almost finished tackling the pile of paperwork that sat before her. Somehow, she always got a cheesy thrill out of completing her paperwork as close to the deadline as possible. Even from beyond the other side of the mountain, the clock tower's toll rang clear through the old castle. She groaned in frustration, with dinner being another hour off, she could not start any of her oth
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 19 Changing LoyaltiesFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 19 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Points of yellow speckled against the utter blackness, beads of light shimmering softly beyond the veil of grime and neglect. The gentle patter of rain echoed as the clouds above glowed in luminescent orange from the multitude of lights, its clean scent wafting through the cracks in the window's frame. There was still a subtle beauty in the world, despite the shadow which lingered overhead, threatening to devour everything with malice and greed.
Pinkamena sighed to herself as she pressed her muzzle against the dirty glass, her hot breath mixing with the cool air outside, fogging it up. It was almost as if the world itself were weeping for the lives lost, that it actually cared for the busy little ponies that barely paid it any heed. The skyscrapers beyond only proved the pony ambition to better their own selfish lives at the cost of anyone or anything else. She was doing the world a favour by trying to dest
Allegrezza - Part TwentySunlight finally drifted through the window, it smote the dust that curled and flurried in the new morning breeze, like the blizzards seen in a snowglobe. It crawled its way across the floor as time rolled on, finally alighting upon a pair of ponies asleep on the sofa, and in one-another's embrace.Allegrezza - Part Twenty in Short Stories More Like This
The sun was what raised Octavia from her uncharacteristically late slumber. She shifted herself slightly as she woke, reworking muscles that had lain comfortably unused for the night. Her eyelids flickered open to see the pillow of electric-blue hair she had fallen asleep on that night. The night before came rushing back, Octavia's cheeks lighting up as she recalled some of the events that had...occurred last night. It had perhaps gotten a little bit out of hoof, the worrying part being there was no haze of alcohol to blame this time.
She toyed with Vinyl's mane as she shifted slightly into a more comfortable position again behind her. Octavia found herself re-wrapping her forelegs around Vi
Allegrezza - Part NineteenVinyl barely breathed, hardly even dared to blink her eyelids. It wasn't a tense silence when Octavia's cello finally fell silent, her private concert completed with a fluttering crescendo. No, it was the calmest silence Vinyl had ever experienced, a moment which neither pony wanted to break.Allegrezza - Part Nineteen in Short Stories More Like This
She could almost sense the fine, spidersilk-like strands that bonded her and Octavia together for that one, infinite moment. The moment that simply hung time in the air, the sensation of the bond feeling stronger, sturdier, yet one soft whisper would blow the moment away. She simply lay were she was, Octavia's head resting on her shoulder, that adorable little manedo she had falling across Vinyl's chest. She wasn't even sure if she was awake, she seemed as peaceful as a pony in the deepest realms of sleep.
However, Octavia was, in fact, of this waking world. She still felt detached from it, like Equestria was rushing past around them, while they experienced everything each second could offer to th
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-ThreeOctavia set the case on the stage, deftly flicking open the clips and unveiling the instrument within. The whole situation was much calmer now, especially in contrast to her ragged nerves that night. Zimmer knew her skill and prowess, she had nothing to prove this time. Instead, she simply had to learn the notes required for her.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Three in Short Stories More Like This
Learning was something that came relatively naturally to Octavia. Truly, any musician worth their salt-lick was also a fast learner. Decoding notes, rhythm and timbre at a speed ponies of other professions found difficult to match. Octavia's own specialty was more the art of learning and understanding a piece. Looking beyond the notes and timing to the emotion behind it, mimicking the composer's emotion and intent with each saw of her bow. If she were to try, she could most likely learn any instrument she wished to. It was simply a matter of preference and habit that she stayed loyal to her cello after all these years.
It was a gift from her father, no less. A
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-TwoThe short walk to Octavia's rehearsal passed in something akin to an awkward, heated silence. Octavia had made it quite vocally known exactly how difficult it had been to recalibrate her sound system to her usual specification. It was around the moment when Vinyl suggested that her modifications had improved the sound of the system that Octavia almost felt like throwing one of the Ponysonic speakers at her.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Two in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl had left Octavia to it. After eating the pancakes, making something up about a DJ-ing gig, and exiting stage left as rapidly as possible while Octavia was still in one of her moods. At this moment in time the tension was still persisting between them as they trotted down the road, and Vinyl found herself wanting to break the incandescent silence between them.
"So...you fixed it okay?"
"Well, of course I fixed it in the end. What you failed to anticipate is the hour and a half it took to do so. I had to listen to Beethoofen's seventh symphony five times before I could pr
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-FiveLyra and Bonbon stared at the subtle whisps of smoke diffusing from Octavia's heated temperament. Ironically, the closer Vinyl was to danger, the more she pushed herself towards it by taunting Octavia. Thus, Darwhinny's Theory of Natural Selection was given a beautiful demonstration as Octavia shunted Vinyl in the ribs, causing her to collapse onto a seat. Vinyl rearranged her legs after landing to make it seem as it if were purposeful, rather than having her rump kicked.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Five in Short Stories More Like This
Bonbon lightly clapped her hooves as Octavia finally cooled down, offering an apologetic hoof to help Vinyl back onto her own.
"Wow, Octavia, you sure do have a temper. Better be careful, Lyra."
Lyra snorted through her snout. "Of course, she can bring down a rugged street waif like that, but hardly somepony as capable as me."
"Vinyl is not a street waif!"
"Yeh, I'm not her wife, fillies!"
"No...you..." Octavia sighed into her hoof. "She's a...DJ. Besides what business is it of your's anyway?"
Lyra reclined casually i
Allegrezza - Part SixteenVinyl finally managed to dislodge the treacherous treat from her trachea with a fit of heaving coughs, aided by Bonbon's frantic hoof patting her back to help her along. She had to admit, she was glad the cupcake had been ejected before somepony started the Hooflich Maneuver on her. Her normally porcelain-white face was blushing a similar shade to her eyes, and her heart was fighting against her rib cage as if it wanted to escape before the whole respiration thing got a little ugly.Allegrezza - Part Sixteen in Short Stories More Like This
Bonbon leaned back from her vigorous back patting, glancing at the tray before setting it out of both their reaches. "No problem at all. Sorry if I shocked you."
Her breathing had improved, but the blushing only increased. "Shocked? I'm not shocked, I'm cool with fiillyfo-with being with mares and all, it's okay. Just that yeh, I didn't know you could actually marry another mare."
Bonbon giggled into her hoof, her beige cheeks lighting up slightly. She was especially quick
A Very Merry VinylTavia ChristmasOctavia groaned, her more than comfortable slumber cut off by a trio of light prods to the stomach. She rolled away from her assailant, pinning her pillow tightly to her ears, and groaning further, just to drive home the point that she really did not want to be woken up at that moment.A Very Merry VinylTavia Christmas in Short Stories More Like This
Sadly, the perpetrator of the poking failed to notice this less than subtle body language indicator, and replied with a more fervent series of prods to more tender areas of Octavia's torso. She rolled back over to face her, now fully awake and even more irritated at how awake she was. Octavia found a pair of exuberant, ruby eyes glimmering from the twilit room. Apparently, Vinyl had no issue with an early rise, for once.
Octavia heaved one, last groan that deferred to a sigh as it dissipated into the air, seeing no relent in Vinyl's fillyish excitement.
"I suppose you want me to get up, then?"
Vinyl nodded in a manner Octavia felt would likely resulting in her head detaching from the neck if it co
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-SixThe quartet of acquaintances finally departed the side room. With the truce now in place, Zimmer sighed as he looked at his watch. It had taken the pair of string instrumentalists an hour to essentially tell one another to be quiet and play the notes. This job was too taxing for an elderly stallion. After his paycheck went through, he'd book a nice, permanent holiday to the beaches of Sri Llama.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Six in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl and Bonbon got comfortable in the seating area once again, while Lyra and Octavia reclaimed their space on the stage. Each found the sheet music they had scattered around in their standoff, and pored over it together. Octavia noted an interesting point in the notations scattered over the page, sparking her interest into the nature of the musical piece.
"Intriguing, he has your harp playing in lieu of a guitar. I imagine he couldn't find a guitarist to match your ability?"
"Nor a bassist to match yours. Hmm, I hope this is more than just a hashed together band, Octavia."
"I'm sure it will
Allegrezza - Part Thirty-OneThe midnight moonlight crept through the curtains, illuminating the room within. Eerie protrusions burst forth from the floor and walls, casting grim and wavering shadows that seemed to stalk their way across the room. Octavia had never enjoyed nighttime, her night sight had never been something to shout about. Sadly, Vinyl's room was full of all manner of debris, casting irregular pony-shaped shadows onto her imagination.Allegrezza - Part Thirty-One in Short Stories More Like This
The problem being, of course, that Octavia couldn't sleep. But an hour ago, this had been something of an advantage during the nighttime activities. Now though, it kept her mind turning over the same niggling doubts, snowballing them into overbearing worries and trepidations. She glanced at her...partner. She supposed that was the correct term, was it not? It had been a worryingly infrequent label that she had been unable to apply to many other ponies. Yes, the insufferably idiotic- yet practically saintly - mare laying beside her was her partner. Octavia felt assure
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Eight"So, what do you wanna do tonight, then?"Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Eight in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl's grin spread across her cheeks, arching an eyebrow for good measure. Octavia gaped at her for a second, before experiencing a moment of blushing realisation. Her voice turned to a hushed whisper, tinted with laughter.
"Vinyl, you really can be so forward sometimes."
"What, I didn't suggest anything. Not thinking dirt thoughts about us again, Octavia?"
"Oh, but you...You really are the most irritating tease, are you aware of that?"
"I aim to please, m'lady."
"Well, I was feeling something more towards a nice, relaxing drink than anything else."
Vinyl gently raised her shades from over her eyes with the tip of a hoof, narrowing her eyes in an intently scrutinising expression.
"Alright. But I'm not drinking that weird stuff you do. It's Bacoltis all the way for me."
Octavia rolled her eyes, offering a hoof to help Vinyl from the floor.
"I suppose my attempts to integrate some self-respect and class into you have failed?"
"Completely and utt
DDoF Chapter 1 - Part 1DDoF Chapter 1 - Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: To Overthrow an Overlord
Twilight levitated and swung the elegant blade through the air with swift precision. For the HL# they had it certainly wasn't a bad sword. The armor that Mr. Mittens had gotten also was fitting quite nicely and blended in perfectly with her fur, it was almost like she was wearing nothing at all.
"You all did an excellent job." Twilight complimented her servants who saluted her back happily. "With these supplies we can head out for Trotting Castle!"
"Okay, we just need to go talk to the Dimensional Guide and she'll show us where we need to go." Spike explained to Twilight.
" Yea, the Dimensional Guide is the standard for all travel, we already know this, why are you bringing it up?" Twilight asked confused looking at her dragon assistant as she faded her sword into her inventory, it awaiting its use.
"Well, I just want to make sure you knew. I would also say you should know where to locate the weapon, armor and item shops if you hadn't alr
The Rainbow's Surprise EpilogThe Rainbow's Surprise Epilog in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The music blared as the guests danced on the dance floor. Pinkie Pie had pulled out all the stops for this one. The dance floor was done up with a disco flare, flashing lights to raving music played as Pinkie passed records to the music host of the reception. The white unicorn with messy blue hair was very good at getting the guests to get up and dance. Of course the recently married couple were on the floor quite often as the guests of honor, Rarity constantly worrying about the state of Fluttershy's dress.
"Ugh, it's hard to believe what passes for recreational music these days." Octavia groaned over her wine glass. "It's nothing more than a loud ruckus to flashing lights." She sipped the red liquid gracefully.
"Oh lighten up a little 'Tavi, it's a party!" Soarin grinned as he looked up from his plate filled with apple desserts, "After all if the couple are enjoying it you should too!" His grin was big and goofy.
"Perhaps." Octavia gave a soft sigh before smiling looking at
Too Shy for a Rainbow Chap 4Too Shy for a Rainbow Chap 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The crowd cheered as the final words were spoken. With a quick movement of the hooves a sea of hats flew into the air. Music played loudly through the entire auditorium as hugs and cheers were spread far and wide. Some were crying, some were laughing, and some could only just smile broadly.
Fluttershy's hat sat, still adorned to her head. She let out a soft sigh. It was graduation day from Flight School. She had barely passed, her flying skills were nothing impressive, but they were enough that the school deemed her ready to face the world. But despite that, she couldn't feel happy.
The one pony she had hoped would be there cheering her on, that would be in the stands praising her for how much she had accomplished wasn't there. She hadn't heard a single word from Rainbow in over a year and she had given up hope that she would hear from the hero that had saved her from failing a long time ago.
The crowd around her began to fan out, heading into the stands to meet with family a
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Sea Ponies: Fact or Fiction?
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Twilight felt her face hit the table hard, prompting Luna to look up quickly from her reading. The paper next to Twilight was filled with many crossed out scribbles that once had been notes on what she had THOUGHT were important aspects of each book in an effort to learn more about the author. But no, each note taken was very easily contradicted in the next book which had some other bit of info that would then be destroyed by the next.
There were only four books he had written and each one told the story of a completely different author.
"Are you alright Twilight?" Luna asked blinking curiously.
"I'm just frustrated is all." Twilight said lifting her head and flipping through the next page of 'Sea Ponies: Fact or Fiction?' "These books are almost like they were written by a completely different author. However, I
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Ending: And That's When the Meteor Hit
Unlock Condition: You must find several unusual items during your second playthrough of the game.
-The Book of Basics in the Tunnel Labyrinth
-The Ninja Mask in the Abandoned House
-The Odd Shaped Red Shirt in the Hospital before finding the Second Eye
-The Broken Sword Handle in the burning house where Rainbow Dash was
-A Playing Card with a Brown Haired Colts Head in The Study of Fluttershy's Old Home
She carefully pushed the door open and walked through the door.
On the otherside was a large open room, almost like a small gymnasium. She walked forward to the middle of the room, when she stopped.
A black fire was burning on the opposite side of the court. The fire slowly grew, rising up into the shape of a pony, before red eyes appeared on its face, a white mouth opening. It was the dark creature.
Fluttershy stared at the creature. She didn't feel a heavy, overbearing presence this time. The creature was still drawing fear from her heart, but it
DDoF PrologueDDoF Prologue in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"ARGH! I can't take it anymore!"
The cry came from a certain well-known violet unicorn that for the last hour had been frantically pacing back and forth in the library which she called home. Ever since she'd returned from her trip with Overlord Celestia, she couldn't stop herself from just feeling frustrated.
"Are you still griping about that?" A young purple dragon with green spines said walking into the room carrying a stack of books that had piled up in the unicorn's bedroom from the amount of late night studying she had done recently.
"Of course I am Spike! I don't know how you can be so nonchalant about all this! The Overlord today she she OH SHE MAKES ME SO MAD!" The violent unicorn slammed her hooves against the ground which caused the whole house to shake at its foundation. Many books from the shelves of the library fell from their places, as a vase too fell victim to the unicorn's rage. The pile of books that Spike had been carrying toppled, burying him
Too Shy for a Rainbow Chap 1Too Shy for a Rainbow Chap 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-This Fic Contains Shipping between the Mane Cast. If you're not into shipping, it's not a required read. The rest of you, enjoy freely! ^_^-
"Hey, are you down here?" Came the cracking voice of a developing Pegasus as she flew down from the cloud city of Cloudsdale.
Fluttershy's ear perked up as she looked up at the sky from the ground, the animal friends that had gathered around her beginning to move away, returning to their lives before she had arrived.
"There you are." The rainbow haired Pegasus said landing on the ground next to the skinny-legged yellow Pegasus, "What're you doing down here? You missed the whole race! Which I won, of course!" The Rainbow Pegasus back flipped in the air before landing on the ground next to her.
"Oh, I'm sorry. I'm not a very good flyer so when I fell I panicked and wasn't able to stop myself but the animals down here stopped my fall. I helped them out for their kindness, and look," Fluttershy stood up and turned her body so the rainb
DDoF Chapter 1 - Part 3DDoF Chapter 1 - Part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Taking down an Overlord huh?" Rainbow said grinning as she spun in the air, "Now this sounds like fun! It's just the kind of thing my reputation needs to solidify myself as the most awesome demon in all the Netherworld!"
"Yea! No one can beat Rainbow Dash when she gets serious!" Scootaloo cheered on her role model from the ground, her wings flapping in an attempt to fly, though they weren't yet strong enough for lift.
"What're you talkin' about? She got beaten pretty easily back there." Applebloom said walking up next to Scootaloo with an eye-brow raised.
"That didn't count, that fight wasn't fair! There were at least five demons against one! Rainbow Dash could beat any demon in a fair one on one!" Scootaloo boasted, glaring at Applebloom.
"She couldn't beat mah sister! Mah sister went and got special trainin' from the Valkyries when she was younger, she's got the power to defeat anyone!" Applebloom boasted back, glaring right back at Scootaloo.
"Nuh-uh! She couldn't defeat Rai
The Rainbow's Surprise Chap 1The Rainbow's Surprise Chap 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The cool fall air sent a breeze through Fluttershy's mane as she slowly walked through the streets of Ponyville. Winter would be here soon, the streets would be covered in the beautiful blanket of white snow that embraced it every year. This was always one of her favorite times of the year, when everything was quiet and calm, the soft chill giving the world a sort of serene beauty. Even though most animals would be hibernating for the winter leaving her without much work, she always spent her time simply admiring the beauty the landscapes had to offer.
She felt a constant sense of awe in the simple wonders of the world this time of year, the way the leaves would change colors from their luscious green to the beautiful harmony of reds, oranges and yellows. The air would almost always have a wonderful smell to it as somepony would have a small fire going, or perhaps would be wood roasting some new savory dish or even the simple crisp air that nature provided.
However, things we
The Rainbow's Surprise Chap 2The Rainbow's Surprise Chap 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With a small bag containing a pair of binoculars in it strapped on, Rarity set forth into Ponyville in search of her prey. She kept her eyes scanning through the sky, looking for any possible hint of their elusive prey rainbow haired creature.
"I still don't think this is such a good idea." Fluttershy hesitated as she followed Rarity, who looked more like she was openly prowling than searching.
"Nonsense Fluttershy, we have everything that we'll need to properly find out what Rainbow Dash is up to." Rarity said mulling through things in her mind, "All we have to do is catch a simple glimpse of our elusive target and then we can track her." Rarity took another glimpse around the sky, "Fluttershy darling, why don't you fly up and see if you can spot her?"
"Uh well okay." Fluttershy agreed quickly spreading her wings and heading into the skies of Ponyville. As it had been for the last week it was cloud free, Rainbow Dash had been working hard every mor
Equestrian Knights Chapter 24Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters or concepts. I do not own the characters of Shield Maiden, Diogo, or the Colt. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 24 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 24: Journey's End
The light of the new day washed over Khaza Rim, dispelling the pure horror and carnage of the previous days of battle. Everything seemed easier to take in the daylight.
Yet to Spike it only meant seeing Gilda more clearly. He sat atop the flat peak of Khaza Rim, the vast vista of the battlefield spread out before him. This went totally ignored by the dragon as he held Gilda in his arms, wishing more than anything for her to just move.
"So, Gildedale came to our aid. The sun finally came up, so I guess Rainbow Dash and Dusk Nox succeeded. Nero tu
Equestrian Knights Chapter 20Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters or concepts. I do not own the characters of Shield Maiden, Diogo, or the Colt. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 20 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 20: You and Me, We're in this Together Now
Night lay on Ponyville like a heavy shroud, the moon and stars hidden behind a thick layer of clouds, blocking light from getting through. The only light came through shuttered windows, and even then only a little. From the clouds drifted down a seemingly endless rain of snow and ice, making the town as cold physically as it had become in its heart. The streets were lost in blankets of white, making travel to anywhere but the closest buildings nothing but a death wish. Icicles hanging from ledges and above doorways looked like bared fangs, ready to g
Equestrian Knights Chapter 25Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters or concepts. I do not own the characters of Shield Maiden, Diogo, or the Colt. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 25 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 25: After the Long Journey
-three days after Tirek's defeat-
The Canterlot Castle throne room was still seeing repairs that snowy dawn, but this did not stop the throngs of ponies and other creatures filling it to the four corners, a low rumble of hushed voices in the air. The windows, their stained-glass broken out, let in streams of warm and clear let. It lent the hall a solemn, almost stern feeling, like the kind felt in a courtroom. None there thought it inappropriate.
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Knights of Equestria part 5: The Legend
Twilight Sparkle floated in the darkness. She felt its eddies and flows, its soft currents as it swirled within the Void. In the darkness her chest rose and fell steadily, her breathe coming as easily as if it were a warm spring day. In the darkness, she was welcome, expected. She was not alone.
"You are the embodiment of Magic. A leader, a faithful guide to those you surround yourself with."
Twilight Sparkle turned around, searching the darkness for the speaker. There was nothing but her and the darkness.
"But you are not strong enough to stop us. Your light shines like a star, clear and powerful. But not powerful enough. All you will be able to do is watch as th
Knights of Equestria: part 8A/N: I own nothing except for the character Yellow Jacket. I make no money from this writing.Knights of Equestria: part 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Knights of Equestria, part 8: The One with a Song in It
Celestia's day ended, as Luna's night began. All the little ponies retreated back to their homes, ready for a good book by the fire, or a belated meal with family, or simply an early retreat into bed in preparation of an early morning rise the next day. It had been a long, hard day of work for everyone, even those not directly working to rebuild the town from its recent disaster. There was still much to be rebuilt, many ponies were still homeless and forced to stay with friends, relatives, or complete strangers. In as good and wholesome a town as Ponyville, none had to go without a roof over their head. Even the workers from Canterlot were welcomed with open doors and smiling faces. M
Equestrian Knights Chapter 4Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 4: Evil and Good
The dawn rose early on Canterlot that day, worry putting speed to Princess Celestia's magic. The sun's golden rays found the small group of adventurers gathered near the north gates of the castle, preparing themselves for what all expected to be a long, hard road. Travelers headed to the north and to the west mingled freely, drawing from each other, through their bonds of friendship, the strength they needed. In the distance echoed the faint cry of birds.
Rarity sat upon some steps, slowly and with the greatest precision born from many nights spent practicing, put on the armor given to her by the Deer so long ago, on the Quest of the Three. The wild green st
Knights of Equestria: Part 6My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicKnights of Equestria: Part 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Knights of Equestria, part 6: Hints of Things to Come
(A/N: Warning, this chapter contains some scenes of violence, as well as descriptions of mildly-disturbing content.)
Time passed. Noon slid into a summer afternoon of clear blue skies and warm breezes that caressed the skin and set leaves on their branches fluttering. Sitting on the front porch of her home, Applejack sat munching on a bowl of apple slices and looking at onto the rolling groves of Sweet Apple Acres with some well-deserved pride. It spread out for miles in all directions before her, reaching almost to the very edge of Ponyville itself.
"Eyup, I reckon we bucked enough apples to support them good Pony folk for quite a while."
To the left of Applejack, Granny Smith rocked in her chair and let out a snore that so
Equestrian Knights Chapter 11Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters or concepts. I do not own the characters of Shield Maiden, Diogo, or the Colt. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 11: The One Where the Readers Go "HOLY SHI-"
"Tick Tock, Goes the clock,
Tick Tock, Goes the clock,
Tick Tock, Goes the clock,
Twilight, Brave and Go
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 8: Meanwhile, Back to the Young Bunch
It was late in the morning, the sun well into its course across the sky. Scootaloo flew through the skies of Ponyville, kicking a few clouds in frustration as she went. Her mane and tail were swept behind her by the wind, her wings practically buzzing as she sped toward Sweet Apple Acres. Her expression was set in a frown, troubled thoughts filling her head.
One week. It had been one week since a pack of diamond dog soldiers had attacked Ponyville, sacking several businesses and injuring about a dozen ponies, including the mayor of Pon
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Knights of Equestria part 4: Horrors and Legends
Rainbow Dash floated in darkness. It surrounded her, engulfed her, filled her. Her chest rose and fell but no breath came, and every second felt like an eternity of suffocation. In the darkness, her color and light were an affront. She was alone...except she wasn't.
"You are the embodiment of Loyalty. Willing to give up anything for those you love, even your dreams and your life."
Rainbow Dash spun around, looking for the sudden speaker. There was nothing but the darkness.
"But you have no power to stop us. Your light is weak and flickering. All you will be able to do is watch as everything you love is swept away...and corrupted. And then your loyalty will mean nothing.
"Silence, Rainbow. Silence will fall."
Earthworm Zim Chp. 14, part 2The bluejay sat with Twilight, his hand never having left her shoulder. They just sat there on the bench in total silence. Mordecai assumed that the pony would like a moment to calm down a bit before he could try and see what was wrong.Earthworm Zim Chp. 14, part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight, having stopped crying, gazed down at the grass, deep in thought, but on the other hand felt a bit soothed because her good friend Mordecai was with her. She had earlier told herself that she needed to be alone, be away from her friends for a while...but Mordecai...she couldn't push him away. He was here beside her right now, utterly concerned and willing to show as much sympathy as she was willing to accept.
Mordecai gazed at her once more, the look of concern still on his face. "Can you talk now?" He asked gently.
Twilight sniffed a bit before she finally turned to look at him. "Hi..." She said finally, trying to put up a strong smile despite her shattered interior.
Mordecai managed to smile back. "Hey." His hand left her shoulder as he conti
Earthworm Zim Chp. 8, part 1Zim didn't dream the way normal people would dream, like an image of one's self being in some far-off, perfect place where it was what one desired. In fact before coming to Earth, Zim dreamed mostly of world conquest, gaining the Tallest's approval, being the greatest Irken on the planet while controlling his human slaves.Earthworm Zim Chp. 8, part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But, after all that had happened, he was dreaming of something far different...
He had flashes of colors forming in front of him.
The colors took the shape of people he knew. The Turtles and other non-human characters he met...were a bright flash of glowing blue.....Rita and Brian, they were a warm glowing yellow color...
The warmth was incredible, not like anything Zim had felt before.
The others he knew were a variety of colors: blue, purple, dark green, bright orange...
But when he thought of Rocky. She was all the colors, with her outline glowing a deep shining gold. And her image was the clearest, with the sharpest contrast and her features stood out the most. H
Earthworm Zim Chp. 5, part 2Back at the treehouse, Rocky ordered her team to provide her with some medical supplies while she sat on the couch, wrapping Zim's arm in bandages.Earthworm Zim Chp. 5, part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Zim, now without his disguise, watched as Rocky carefully and ever so gently added a few more bandages to his already bandage-thick arm. Zim didn't suffer anything severely; he had received pain, and learned to past through it. Nothing ached anymore after that fall.
But for some reason...he liked the attention Rocky was giving him.
"Okay, that'll do," Rocky said, turning to the three boys. "Thanks. I'll take it from here now."
"Yes, sir," Tommy saluted before he dashed off to his room for a well-deserved nap.
Numbuh 13 stood beside Wally as they slowly walked away from where Rocky and Zim were...his heart tightened when he saw the alien actually share a smile with Rocky.
"Uh, you don't think they're going to go out, do you?" He asked Wally rather nervously, his eyes never tearing away from the scene.
Wally sighed, an annoyed look on his fac
Earthworm Zim Chp. 1Deep within the semi-darkness of his lab, a young alien typed rapidly on his computer. His eye ridges shifted in an expression of annoyance as the information he desired to obtain was either hard to or too slow to process.Earthworm Zim Chp. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Flying down gas tube and sliding to the floor was no other than his SIR unit, a regular smile on his metallic lips and a toy pig in his hands.
"I gots new piggy!" Gir exclaimed excitedly as he skipped over to his master and shoved the new toy in his serious face.
"How many pigs do you even need, Gir?" Zim demanded before slapping the toy away from his view of the computer screen. "Honestly, they're useless, especially since they failed to help me rid of the Dib-worm permanently!"
"Aw!" Gir cooed, not realizing his master's temper. "How about piggy give you a kiss?" And he made lip-smacking noises as he slowly eased his toy towards Zim, attempting it to 'kiss' him.
"Away with you!" Zim shouted before he grabbed the toy and threw it as far as he could. Unf
Earthworm Zim Chp. 18, part 2Pinkie Pie craned her neck as she tried looking over some of the others from behind the DJ table where she stood. Some of the people were just standing around and looking to Zim and the Tallest and not dancing or enjoying the party. Being Pinkie Pie, she was both annoyed by the fact that some were not partying and a bit concerned.Earthworm Zim Chp. 18, part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The look on Zim's face made her concern rise even more.
Zim just sat there, his ruby eyes staring into space while his jaw was unhinged. He was stiff as a statue...looking so overwhelmed and lifeless.
Rita and Brian stood by the Tallest, both looking at them with desperate eyes, the expressions on their faces asking and pleading that what they had told their adopted alien child was completely false.
Purple sadly looked at the couple. With a guilty sigh, he nodded. That gesture was more than enough for Rita to gasp in horror.
Rocky gazed at Zim in utter worry. She hadn't seem him this way since the time he found out his mission on Earth was a fake. He looked s
Earthworm Zim Chp. 17Winn just stood there, here eyes wide in horror as the teen pointed the gun at her with an expression of both hurt and anger. All thoughts that Alejandro could ever be good at heart slowly melted from Winn's mind...Earthworm Zim Chp. 17 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I love you, Winn Lockhart..." He said in a quiet, serious tone. "And you're going to love me, too."
Winn gulped, sweat pouring down her neck as Alejandro roughly took her arm and pulled her from around the desk. She did nothing as he held her from behind, his gun pressing against her back.
"We're getting out of here..." He hissed to her as he led her out the door of her office.
Winn said nothing, her hands quivering for fear of her life. Alejandro led themselves out the door leading toward the school parking lot. From another perspective, it would look like an adult being helped outside casually with a student, his hand behind her back. The gun jabbed a bit more at her backside for her to move further as they continued walking.
"I know exactly what I'll do with you..." He
Earthworm Zim Chp. 13, part 2Morning shone through Sector V's treehouse as Numbuh 4 slowly got out of bed. He yawned and scratched his head as he made his way toward kitchen, hoping to get most of the Rainbow Munchies before any of his teammates did.Earthworm Zim Chp. 13, part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Unfortunately, he was too late as he saw Numbuh 3 happily eat her cereal along with Numbuh 5 and 2, who were having theirs with some toast. Numbuh 4 grumbled before he grabbed a bowl and sat himself at the table, grabbing the box as soon as Numbuh 2 was done with it.
"Hey, Numbuh 4, you remember that green kid Rocky brought into the organization a while ago?" Numbuh 2 asked.
Wally stiffened but did his best to pretend he was only slightly interested. "Yeah, why?"
"Doesn't he seem kind of...weird?"
"Well, duh!" Kuki chirped. "He has no ears and talks really funny!"
"Numbuh likes the new kid and all..." Abigail sighed. "But he really doesn't pass off as the normal kind, in my opinion..."
"Oh..." Wally tightened his grip on his spoon.
Earthworm Zim Chp. 14, part 1Red slowly awoke before smiling to himself as he gazed at the brunette wrapped in his arms. The party last night was a moment to remember. Finally, just like Purple, Red found his chosen love...Earthworm Zim Chp. 14, part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After the party ended last night, Red and Purple wanted to drop Lol and Winn home. Red searched for Twilight to let her know that they would probably be spending the night with their girlfriends, but he couldn't find the violet-eyed pony anywhere. Instead, he informed Spike, whom promised to let Twilight know.
As soon as the Tallest returned the girls to their home in Quahog, Red thought he would just get a good night kiss and just sleep in the same bed as his beloved...
Red's smile grew bigger when Lol's eyes slowly opened and looked up and gazed into his red ones. "Hi," she said softly with a smile he adored.
"Hey," he greeted back. He reached over and pushed a curtain of brown away from her face. "How are you?"
"Really good," she said sweetly. "Last night was..." She felt her chee
Earthworm Zim Chp. 15Oscar awoke as soon as his alarm went off. Yawning, he slammed a fist on the device and slowly got out of bed. Rubbing the sleep from his eyes, the first thing he saw was Milo.Earthworm Zim Chp. 15 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And he was pacing back and forth with the phone in his hand.
"Milo, what are you doing?" Oscar groaned. It was obvious what exactly his brother was doing.
"I'm calling Benson again!" Milo shouted. "What does it look like I'm doing?"
"You think Twilight's staying with that grumpy gumball machine?" Oscar rolled his eyes.
"No way would she want to spend the night at the Simpsons'!" Milo replied. He glared hard at the phone. "Come on, candy for brains! Pick up!"
He heard a click on the other line. "I'm sorry, the person you are calling is not available right now. Please leave a message after the-"
"Forget you!" Milo exclaimed before throwing the phone to the ground. He began blubbering as he paced back and forth with a sad posture.
Oscar's look softened as he watched his brother mope. "Hey, come on, bro. Twilight's
Earthworm Zim Chp. 10, part 2Apple Bloom never left Zim's side as Twilight and her friends showed the Tallest around Ponyville. As Zim observed, he had never seen Apple Bloom so resentful before...always being so sweet and smiling at everyone.Earthworm Zim Chp. 10, part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But to his leaders, especially Tallest Purple, Apple Bloom was not easy to negotiate with.
While the other Cutie Mark Crusaders kept their distance from the Tallest as they walked beside Dib and Rocky, they didn't hold the same hatred as much as Apple Bloom. Compared to her, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle seemed much friendlier. And it seemed likely true as Zim noticed Sweetie Belle kick a stone out of the way just as Tallest Purple walked, or floated, past it.
"And this is Sugarcube Corner!" Pinkie Pie said happily, motioning a hoof over to a lovely looking shop that looked like a candy paradise. "The best cupcakes ever made!" She giggled as she looked over at Zim. "Or what Zim calls them...pork cows."
"Just show the Tallest these pork cows, pony of unbelievable utter happines
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Last chapter featured "Yellow", search for the hidden lyrics in the epilogue!
Rays of sunlight streaming in through the glass panes of a window filled the room, shining a bright spot of sunlight onto the face of a sleeping cyan pegasus. She rolled over to try and keep the light off her eyelids, willing herself to hang on to just a few precious extra moments of sleep, but it was no use. Mere moments after having her face and the fur of her pelt warmed by the sun, Rainbow Dash found it impossible to sleep through the light which now cascaded over her. Slowly, she opened her eyes, blinking a few times to remove the blurriness of sleep and the glare of the morning's light.
She jolted fully awake with a start at the sight of the room before her. Her eyes swept the room, from the papered walls to the carved wood furniture, something just didn't seem right to Rainbow Dash in her dazed early morning state. It took a few seconds of wondering where all the clouds were before
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When you try your best, but you don't succeed,
When you get what you want, but not what you need,
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep,
Stuck in reverse,
And the tears come streaming down your face,
When you lose something, that you can't replace,
When you love someone, but it goes to waste,
Could it be worse?
In an empty field outside of Ponyville, drops of liquid fell out of the sky and hit the ground. The citizens of Ponyville were more than familiar with rain, especially those weather pegasi who created it, but this particular event was different. Ponyville had, of course, experienced strange weather phenomena before, with the chocolate milk raining down from cotton candy clouds during the brief reign of Discord still fresh in everypony's mind, but most ponies had another reason to avoid the falling drops in this field. That is, if they even came across them and paid attention to them at all. For one thing, unlike what most rain was apt to do, t
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The thick, green blankets of the master bedroom rose and fell with the rhythmic motion of two ponies softly breathing in their sleep. The warm, insulating material shielded the ponies underneath from the chill that had overtaken the house in the early Equestrian morning, allowing them both to sleep soundly in one another's embrace. Applejack, with her back to the window and her face buried deep into the crook of Rainbow Dash's neck, did not wake with the first light as she had previously. She continued to breathe slowly and peacefully, each breathe ruffling the fur of Rainbow Dash's pelt as it was exhaled, and unconsciously held onto her pegasus with an unwavering grip that served to prompt both of them into dreams of more romantic pursuits. Even in their sleep, both wore wide, giddy smiles on their faces brought on by thoughts of each other.
The bright rays of sunlight that signaled the start of another new day washed over them, yet they continued to slumber in blissf
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There was precious little light coming from the filly's room, but what illumination was still there allowed Applejack and Rainbow Dash a near-perfect view into the guest room that they had given over to Scootaloo. What they saw stunned them into speechlessness for a good moment. Scootaloo lay on her back on the bed, her head pressed deep into the pillow by Applebloom, who had curled her way on top of the other filly. In the dim light, Applejack and Rainbow Dash could only just make out the fact that they seemed to be kissing. Albeit clumsily and completely without regard whatsoever towards the finer aspects of such an experience, their lips were pressed together awkwardly all the same.
Applejack made to protest, but her words were denied entrance at the tip of her lips by a great barrier, that turned out to be one of Rainbow Dash's forelegs. Before she could even register her disapproval with a grunt, or make any sort of noise at all for that matter, Applejack found herself
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It's a (Apple)Joyful Life!
The walk along the road into town was long and cold. Newly-fallen snow crunched beneath Applejack's boot-clad hooves as she trotted along the path. Each breath she took condensed into heavy clouds of vapor as it rolled from her mouth. The white-clad branches of each barren tree passed by her on either side as she made her way down the long, winding, lonely path. She gazed skyward, sweeping her vision across the low, unbroken ceiling of cloud that shrouded the wintery world around her in darkness. The only light she could see came from the old lantern she grasped in her mouth. The snow lying on the path before her sparkled as the beams of light shifted from side to side in time with the gentle swaying of the hanging lantern.
A sudden breeze blew through the narrow confines of the tree-lined road. Applejack felt the freezing air lift at her mane and chill her skin as it rolled over her. She stopped, setting down her source of light to grasp at the sca
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It's a (Apple)Joyful Life!
Applejack blinked her eyes open to find them confronted with darkness again. Around her, nothing was visible except for her own body. She picked herself up onto her hooves, noting with some worry that there seemed to be nothing but more darkness beneath her. Taking a few steps, she realized that the aura of light was following her once again. And that she seemed to be walking on nothing. Her mind automatically registered that this seemed to be the same strange dark place she had been in earlier; that everything around her was probably a figment of her own imagination, but such complex thoughts ended abruptly with the intrusion of a familiar voice, echoing from somewhere behind her.
"Honey, Ah'm so proud of you." Applejack whipped around and found herself face to face with the smiling image of her mother again. Sweet Apple grinned at the perplexed look on her daughter's face before she embraced her. "You came back. You came back and Ah couldn't be ha
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A stiff, cold wind whipped its way across the rolling hills and fields and through the groups of snow-covered trees, swaying heavily-laden branches and stirring the glistening piles of white snow as it blew. Many latent snowflakes enjoyed a short, triumphant return to the late-morning sky as they were borne upward on each gust, twirling and sparkling in the sun's brilliant morning light as they soared above grove and plain, only to come drifting lazily back down to earth when the wind died back down. This process repeated itself innumerable times on the crisp winter morning. Despite the sun, it was a cold morning, a condition the biting wind did nothing to remedy, as the air retained its chilly quality even as the time advanced closer to midday. The sun's light, however, still managed to create a cheery scene as its rays shown down upon the countryside, sending the rolling dunes of pure white ablaze with countless, tiny, glittering reflections.
The only obstructions met by th
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Sunlight shone through the chilled glass of the window panes in the nursery, casting beams of bright light onto the surfaces of the newly-constructed room and its occupants. The beams shone on the walls painted in a in a soft, soothing muted blue color. The aura of cool blue surrounding and filling the nursery created a calming atmosphere for the room's sole conscious occupant accenting her shining blue eyes as she relaxed. Lying against a pile of soft cushions on the comfortable couch set against a side wall was Fluttershy. Supported by the well-used pillows, she took a long deserved rest. Her gaze fell across the room upon the three cribs set near the far wall. Each one was occupied by a sleeping foal, each of their small chests rising and falling in the slow, rhythmic pattern of a deep, unstrained sleep.
Fluttershy smiled, mirth glinting in her dancing blue eyes, at the sight of her children and her niece breathing so softly in their sleep; resting; dreaming; lost i
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Doomed to live, the last to die,
Silent witness, for my friends,
Watching as they met their ends,
memories I wish, to not see,
yet memories forever stay with me,
memories of times, I would not take back,
time spent with my dearest, Applejack,
And so I rest, under starry sky,
My head down, I pray to die,
Heart; abandoned, soul; ever bare,
I cannot hope, without my mare,
No titles to win, no lives to save,
As I gaze, upon your grave,
And with mine eyes, I study my knife,
And with this blade, do take my life.
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Rainbow Dash was entirely too comfortable to wake up. Nope, she decided she was perfectly fine with continuing to sleep. She was warm, comfortable and content to completely ignore the world for another few hours. She shifted herself, her fur brushing against something very warm and very soft. She snuggled in closer. She rather enjoyed the way the soft, fuzzy surface cushioned her body, the slow, rhythmic up-and-down motion that gently rocked and soothed her, the faint scent of apples
Even in her drowsy state, and despite her conviction that the morning had arrived far too early for her liking, Rainbow Dash was enjoying herself. Perhaps it was the stubborn determination that was her nature, or, more likely, the excessively late night she had enjoyed previously, but she kept herself groggily determined to stay in bed, snuggling with her warm, fuzzy, apple-smelling thing. Neither the growing light that irritated her right at the edges of her eyelids, nor the seemingly dis
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I collected my notes and prepared for my debriefing with Master. How long did that take?
Days and nights are too unpredictable to be used to keep time. We simply sleep when tired, and do our tasks when we rise. We come when Master calls and leave when we're dismissed. After that, we do whatever we please until we're tired or he calls us again. That is all there needs to be.
LJ stood in line behind me as I stood in Master's cluttered throne room, opposite the big screen TV.
"So, my dearest Twilight Tragedy, what's the newest up-and-up in the kingdom of eternal chaos?"
Master has no actual need for these reports, his eyes and ears are everywhere. After a thousand years or so, everything alive fears and/or hates him. Nearly all know better than to ever disobey him.
"I found the note in my bedroom just where you told me, Master, I burned it without reading it, as per your instructions. I also burned all the time travel spells in the library without memorizing them, they are no threat to yo
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The Third Alicorn
By Kendell2 and Alexwarlorn
WARNING! SPOILERS FOR ROYAL CANTERLOT WEDDING AND PONY POV SERIES: ORIGINS!
My sister's Night Court was just beginning. The sun had been set and the moon raised. I thank Mother and Father I have Lulu back for many reasons, including that I don't have to function on catnaps as Princess of both the Day and Night anymore. I don't physically need to sleep, but it still does wonders for my sanity. Just as a settled in to read Twilight's latest friendship letter, a knock came on my door. "Hmm, now who could that be?"
As I open the door, I am greeted, for the second time at such a late hour of the day, by my pupil. Only this time, she does not appear to be in a tizzy over discovering horrifying secrets no mortal should be forced to know from a book which shouldn't even exist, only somewhat confused, uneasy.
"Why, hello My Faithful Student," I reply. "I didn't expect to have you visit me ag
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Pony POV Series
Mind Games Part 8 of 8
Mom. Dad. I'll fix everything. Everything will be fixed. No more black cats for our family. And I'll be back soon.
The voice chuckled. 'Oh, you should know by now you won't be.'
'With what you're going to do, my dear, I don't know how much you can bet on a family reunion.'
But-but you said-
'I thought you'd have figured it out by now. All I agreed to was your demand that I promise to make your mother sane again.'
But... but my home, my room, my friends, mom, dad, I just-
'You're free to trot away now, my dear. I can't stop you. I'm sure they'll find you and take you back home without trouble. You'll only be grounded for what, four years? But you'll be home. You'll be fine. You can tell Celestia about the mean voice in your head and they'll make it like I was never there. Then'll lock up those nasty little memories back in your mental vault again. I bet if you work really hard you can get things to be exactl
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Reharmonized/Healing/Recovery Ponies POVs Rainbow Dash II "True Healing"
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Audio Adaption: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl2VtrEHX0g
Oh it's -you- guys again! Oh whatever. For three and a half weeks I've flown with lead weights chained all around me that only I can see. Geeze. Since when do I wax philosophy? This is me! Rainbow Dash! I'm brazen, fast and relentless, and proud of it! Since when do I waste time thinking about this deep inner meaning junk?
Maybe that'll stop too once I stop feeling like Rarity chained me to 'Tom!' No you idiot, not the literal stupid rock I mean I've been feeling freakin' heavy since before we beat Discord!!
Look! I put on a SHOW for my friends! After I stabbed them in the back to save a home that I could finally accept as my home again, Discord decided it was a great idea to post a giant version of my mug on a giant floating screen for all of Cloudsdale to see! Followed by telling every Pegasus in that loud obnoxious voi
Pony POV Series Origins: Celestia Part 1"When I saw that Pinkie Pie was suffering trauma from the divergence from the heart world, I was surprised not to find you running around in the background." I said politely to the pony across from me.Pony POV Series Origins: Celestia Part 1 in Drama More Like This
"I mistook my Time Whimy Detector for my alarm clock and hit the snooze button. Besides, Universes -naturally- diverge from each other. That's the thing with free will. And besides that, the only time space disturbance of note here recently was those fillies who 'borrowed' that rusted flux capacitor, so I didn't think much about it. Quite an interesting disturbance as well, they somehow found themselves in a time that shouldn't even exist those girls could do so much if they actually thought things through."
"Indeed Doctor Whooves."
"Just The Doctor please."
"As you wish Doctor. You have failed to bring a single one of your enemies' wars to my ponies' doorstep so I can do that small a 'favor.' Tell me Doctor, did you ever wonder why I granted you sanctuary given your reputati
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Reharmonization Pony POV Series
Episode Title: "Pearl Necklace Part 5 of 5"
By Alex Warlorn
Princess Luna had not been joking about the headache. Several glasses of water, pain killers, a bag of frozen cold peas, a massage from Angel, and aromatherapy and she was still wishing that Princess Luna had just stabbed her through the head with her magic horn to communicate instead.
Fluttercruel had run out of cuss words an hour ago and Fluttershy's headache made her not want to go to the trouble of washing their mouth out with soap again. Part of her wanted to join in. 'Cruel made the sweet sweet suggestion they just gently lay their head between the jaws of a Quarray Eel.
The headache got worse when there was a knock on the door. Fluttershy had to prevent Fluttercruel from cussing up a storm again.
Angel tried to shoo whoever it was away, but Fluttershy wasn't going to be rude and forced herself up abandoning the make shift icepack and opened the door as w
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Pony POV Series
Dark World Part 28 "All Things In Twilight"
By Alex Warlorn
The heroes circled each other, touching their Elements. Before their inner lights could shine, the walls of the castle’s upper floor fell away, all of them, and the ceiling of the castle broke apart like the sides of a toolbox.
The three immortals felt their Elements stop, both as their hearts and their magic. EVERYPONY was on guard instantly. AJ and Apple Pie felt it, it was like somepony had strong-armed the castle to do so. But...it didn't feel like Discord! Not like Fluttercruel or Rancor either!
Minty Pie yelped as a falling crystal mass nearly crushed her, blocking the way back to the Caverns Of The Seasons. "Okay then, no way to go but forward then, wasn't going turn back anyway." Minty galloped through the crystal caves, wish she at least had some idea of where she was going, but the Windy-Gos and the Lemon-Ponies had avoided the crystal caves right
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Reharmonized Ponies POV Applejack, "Truth, and Whole Truth"
Howdy. AJ here, ya know, Applejack? Been a little ain't it? Sure seems a heckuva lot longer than a few weeks. Unlike Nightmare Moon, (which happened in the middle of Everfree Forest in the abandoned castle of the Pony Sisters,) we beat Discord right in the middle of Ponyville. And no matter how much a lot of ponies wish it warn't so, everypony remembers what was happenin' when Discord was screwing us up inside the head.
So now here's a bunch of ponies who wanna know more about the six ponies who saved the world twice, makin' a weekly documentary 'bout us or somethin.' Ah warn't really listenin' but Mayor Mare's made sure that by the time they're all let in we'll have all recovered enough to have gotten back to our lives without needin' to pretend nothing is wrong.
Nothing is wrong on the surface maybe, but everypony in town, they act just a little bit more forced in what they do, they end chats a little bit faster, or won't st
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Pony POV Series
Butterflies Section 7 Fluttercruel
Hey. So you want to talk to me again huh? Surprised to see me? You thought I was just gonna fade away now that my 'role' is over? Pst. Happy to disappoint you, Fluttercruel is here to stay. You thought maybe I was gonna split from 'Shy and go off on a bus to find myself? Sorry, I'm sticking around whether you bozos like it or not! I'm not fading into the ether any time soon and there's not a thing you can do about it!
And I'm not abandoning 'Shy. I'd like to say it's only because I owe her. But sadly I've been left with no alternative, but to say she's both a friend and my family, and I much prefer her over the other family I have. Has she stopped crying into her pillow every night? Sorry, not tellin' ya.
I've heard some ponies whisper maybe it would have been better if 'Shy had died then and there so she wouldn't have to put up with these horse apples. Well let me tell you something I know from perso
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Pony POV Series
Dark World Part 30 "All My Friends Are Here"
By Alex Warlorn
Edited By Kendell2 and Louis
="I Look Up To The Sky Because You Are There" 'Wild Arms 4'=
Twilight's Nightmare shouted defiantly, "There's no way I'm going lose to slaves of fate like you! I'll defy it make my own destiny!"
*You can't gamble on trying to go for a quick win by using the Elements immediately, your fight with Odyne Tulasi Typhon, Cruelty, has shown that you couldn't rely on your target just staring as you charged up the Elements, and not trying to dodge.*
'We'll find a way!'
*I know you can.*
Applejack shouted, "Nothin' left ta say except it's time fer ya ta take yer medicine!"
"Time to remind you what a friend actually is!" Spike declared.
"One last bad guy to beat, no! One last pony to save!" Apple Pie said.
Rarity spoke, "Since Rainbow Dash isn't here, I'll say it for her. Ahem: 'For Pinkie Pie AND Fluttershy I'm gonna buck you into the next forever!'"
Pinkie Pie Character ReviewTrue story when I first decided to write this review, it was simply going to read, "She's just being Pinkie Pie", as I felt that this would be the perfect way to summarise her detailed and intricate character. But then I figured that that would be taking the easy way out, and thus decided to write a full-size review for Pinkie Pie. After all, she deserves just as much analysis as every other character within the mane cast, even if trying to rationalise Pinkie Pie's behaviour is something of an impossible task at times.Pinkie Pie Character Review in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Pinkie Pie is the sort of character that makes a fan-base. Whereas some characters rightfully deliver their own iconic lines and meme-worthy phrases, Pinkie Pie is in a league of her own. This is because her character is noticeably different from the rest of the mane cast, placing her in a position almost outside of the usual narrative of "Friendship is Magic". She can be a narrator for events outside of her control; she can break the fourth wall with glances to t
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#37) I've heard tales of Season 3 being the last season. Is there any truth to this?
Answer: I don't work on the show, and so I can only reply with speculation and a little bit of evidence. A lot of people think that Season 3 will be the last season of "Friendship is Magic"; when the '13-episodes-only' revelation popped up as well, even more people began to see the end of the show as nigh. However, a shorter season doesn't necessarily mean the end of the show; there are many reasons for why the third season will be 13 episodes. I'm not going to get into detail on the whole 'syndication' thing, because you see so many bronies throwing it around based on hearsay without really knowing what it means.
Suffice to say that the show seems to be doing well for DHX Media, Discovery Communications and Hasbro the three big parties associated with it. They know about the popularity of the show, and so if they do choose to end the show at Season 3, it's fair to assume t
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#31) As well as being a brony, I'm a furry. I find that some bronies alienate me because of that, and many bronies become offended when people assume that they're furries. What the hell? Shouldn't they know what it's like to be out of the mainstream? Is it bad to be a furry? Why can't I be both a furry and a brony?
Answer: The furry fandom has a lot of negative connotations surrounding it. The stereotype of a furry to a non-furry is someone who is attracted to animal-people, which a lot of people are uncomfortable with. When ponies became popular, a lot of people started saying that pony-fans are furries, while many pony-fans became vocal about not being part of the furry fandom just because they like ponies.
Personally, I find this to be exactly why applying abstract labels to things can be damaging. Not everyone wants to be part of a fandom based on their interests; some are fine to be remain without labels and titles, and instead prefer to just appreciate various inter
Fluttershy Character ReviewReviewing the character of Fluttershy is certainly no easy task. After all, she's arguably the most-loved character within the show and the certified fan-favourite for many, so much so that criticising her character would lead to a lot of dissent amongst the masses. Indeed, finding something mean to say about Fluttershy would be reductive and not terribly necessary, as anyone who has watched "Friendship is Magic" for more than ten minutes knows how adorably sweet she is. And, in a show that actively promotes friendship, kindness and positivity, it would be counter-productive to insult Fluttershy, when she is the greatest embodiment of everything that the show represents.Fluttershy Character Review in Reviews & Guides More Like This
But what is it about Fluttershy that makes her so appealing to many? It could be her graceful appearance: a subtle and soft yellow with the trademark long, pink tail and mane which serves as a protective barrier that she can frequently hide behind. After all, that namesake, Fluttershy, is not without merit, for her shy
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#49) I had a phase that lasted a few months in which I "enjoyed" the Rule 34 aspect of the brony fandom, mostly just clopping at night a few times a week and only to the R34. I started to grow out of this phase about a month or two back, and now I am completely grown out of it. The R34 no longer interests me and I've stopped clopping to it. I feel mostly relieved because of this shift, but when I look back on my clopping phase, I am dragged down by guilt and sadness and can't help feeling that I am a horrible, perverted person and the bane of the fandom.
Am I a horrible person for having liked the R34 and having been a clopper? This fandom means a lot to me and I don't want to think I'm one of its "bad apples".
Answer: Welcome back. It's interesting that you went through a 'phase' normally the sort of people who would masturbate to ponies wouldn't just 'grow out' of it, and so it's interesting that you one day suddenly seemed to lose interest in that side of the f
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#34) I'm a girl, and I've seen a lot of people in the MLP fandom saying that girls can't be bronies because they aren't defying any gender stereotypes or something. The thing is, I don't like the word "Pegasister" and I've always considered myself a brony. Am I?
Answer: This is working on the assumption that bronies are defying gender stereotypes in the first place. To me, the whole, "We're defying gender stereotypes" argument is just a way of rationalising liking the show while maintaining your pride as an older viewer. Because a lot of bronies don't want to accept that their behaviour is unorthodox in any negative fashion, a lot of the time they'll put themselves into the dominant position by arguing that their behaviour is acceptable and that they're better than others because they challenge the status quo. While there is a modicum of truth in that, I wouldn't say that people should be particularly proud of liking "Friendship is Magic".
However, the same elitist minds
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#55) I hate Pinkamena! I wish people would shut the fuck up about Pinkie Pie's 'dark side'. It's annoying and it's not even funny. What do you think about the (frankly) horrible presentation of her as a psychopath?
Answer: Yeah, I'm not a fan of it myself, but it's important to understand why people do it. Obviously, "Friendship is Magic" is targeted to little kids; that needs to be established from the very beginning here, because, naturally, when looking at bronies you have to take into consideration that they're older than the typical viewer of the show and thus more prone to taking things into darker territory. The "Party of One" episode is enough to give people the ammunition they need; from there they can take the character down all sorts of dark avenues, and, in the case of Pinkamena, they can sort of back it up with canon lore from the show as well.
Pinkie Pie does go a bit crazy in that episode, and while it was never intended that she would become
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#58) I have been a fan of MLP since Season 1, continued to be one through Season 2 and I am looking forward to Season 3. But as time has gone by, I feel my initial excitement for the fandom has faded alot. I am not looking to new stories as much, nor new fanart and instead, I'm focusing on other things besides ponies. Am I not really a fan any more because my focus isn't on ponies so much?
Answer: Being a fan of something doesn't mean you have to experience it all of the time. It's like having a best friend: you don't need to necessarily talk to them all the time, or even see them for a long time, and yet you still just know that they're an excellent friend to have. Much in the same way, being a fan of "Friendship is Magic" doesn't require you to actively involve yourself in it. It can be more of a subconscious thing, based more on your time already in the fandom, and your attitude in general towards what the brony 'thing' offers.
It's not unusual that you would somewhat
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#46) What's with the crazy adoration for brony 'celebrities' [people popular within the fandom]? Some of these people are treated as guests at conventions just as much as people working on the show. It pisses me off that the fandom worships certain popular bronies. What do you think of this?
Answer: It's important to remember that brony 'celebrities', as you put it, are just normal people. And, in some respects, yes, certain individuals are seen through rose-tinted glasses. I always find it amusing when fan-musicians, for example, are featured on guest lists for conventions above people such as Daniel Ingram, the guy responsible for most of the songs in the actual show.
Then again, the fandom likes its idols, and there's no point in getting pissed off just because said idols are receiving a great deal of praise. Most of the brony 'celebrities' deserve at least a portion of their fame, and so it seems fair to say that if people are willing to look up to these people
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#28) Should bronies stop trying to convert the world? Stuff like the 'brony commercial' annoy me because it's as if bronies just won't shut up about what they like.
Answer: There are really two trains of thought in relation to bronies converting the world. Obviously, when someone likes a TV show, they enjoy getting other people to watch it. The show can be enjoyable, and so I would say that if you do like it, and if you have some friends who you think might like it too, you might want to encourage them to give it a shot. It doesn't hurt to try something out, and if they don't like the show, then that's fine. In that sense, making a small effort to get more people into the ponies seems harmless enough.
As for large-scale efforts, however, I do find them to be a bit in-your-face at times. Bronies are clearly proud of what they're doing, and thus a lot of them feel the need to make others experience their passion as well. The problem with this, of course, is that not everyon