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Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have
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It had survived things that no mug should have had to endure.
It had been dropped off cliffs, plunged into radioactive water, used to hold questionable substances and once travelled several hundred kilometres after Pilot tied a helium balloon to it. It had been thrown at Snippy countless times. It had suffered the indignity of being sat on by Engie after the Captain left it lying on a chair.
It had never been washed in its life.
But in the end, all it took was one little nudge, and the mug the great, glorious mug was reduced to a few shards of broken ceramic and a spatter of sad-looking tea.
It happened like this:
They were seated around the kitchen table in their current place of residence. "Kitchen", of course, is taken very broadly here there was no ceiling, nor were there any kitchen appliances; it was, in fact, merely a ramshackle table in the middle of an empty room.
Today's lunch consisted of cold baked beans which was quite the delicacy considering t
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Unlock Condition: Place the tiles in a specific order in the final hallway, then go through the final door.
"I don't know, this doesn't seem right." She said as she looked around at the plates. She had put the fish in the first box, the bird in the second, the cat in the third and the snake in the fourth. Nothing had happened when she placed each of the plates, but something compelled her, told her that this was what she was supposed to do.
"I guess the only thing left is to go through that door then." She said turning to face the wooden door at the end of the hallway. The Slender Pony had gone through the door before, so she knew it had to be waiting for her on the other side.
She walked up to the door carefully. She took a deep breath as she prepared for what was on the other side. She put her hoof up to the handle and pushed the door open.
"You've got a typo here. It says 'Her voice was running out of patients.' You spelled 'patience' as 'patients'. I guess sh
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Ending The Truth
Unlock Condition: Clear the game and see every hidden Truth
Twilight pulled her head back, rubbing her forehead as she groaned. The spell was taxing, not to mention she had held it for minutes already. She shook her head before looking at her pink friend. Pinkie still had her eyes closed.
"Pinkie? You alright?" Twilight asked, not sure if she had been released from the effects of the spell yet.
It took a moment, but soon Pinkie's eyes slowly opened.
"You okay? It wasn't too much was it?" Twilight asked a little worried about her friend.
Pinkie simply blinked, before smiling and lowering her head closing her eyes. Twilight blinked a little confused at this behavior.
"Thank you Twilight." Were the first words to leave Pinkie's mouth.
"Oh, did it work?" Twilight asked, softly smiling.
"It did. And I thank you so much for helping me." Pinkie said lifting her head, letting Twilight see the smile on Pinkie's face. "If you hadn't helped me who knows what would hav
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Ending It's a twist
Unlock Condition: Don't see all of the memories before facing Slender Mane for the last time
She opened the door, stepping out.
Outside the door she saw four torches lit around an open arena. A pathway was lit for her leading to it. A fence was placed along the path and arena so she couldn't go anywhere else.
She gently put her lantern away as she walked towards the center of the arena. She could feel small tremors shaking through the world as she walked.
As she reached one side of the arena, from the ground on the opposite side the Slender Pony emerged from ground. He stood tall over her, his presence still bearing down.
"The truth " Pinkie whispered to herself as she stared at the Slender Pony, her phonograph letting off a slight buzz.
"I see it's the truth behind everything isn't it something I've been hiding from, something that you show me." She tried to rationalize everything.
The Slender Pony began to walk slowly towards, the haze of his
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Dreams: A Psychological Understanding
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
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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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
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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
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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
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-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
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The balmy summer night settled around the old house. A gentle breeze blew through the rocky field and into the open window, playing with her mane gently. She stared out at the quiet surroundings of the farm house, then up to the clear star filled sky. The moon was out in its full glory once more, washing over everything with its soft night light.
Octavia let out a soft sigh as she moved from the window and back into her old room. The three beds lined up to give each enough space from the next, a small desk next to each of them, and dressers along the wall. It was a comfy abode for three foals and a home she hadn't rested in for a long while.
She could see the form of her pink younger sister sleeping soundly in her bed, tuckered out from an energetic day spent with her family. It really had been too long since they'd last spent such a fun time as a family. She'd missed the feeling; it was nice seeing her parents and getting to spend time with her hyper active young
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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 Unknown Birthdate for DarknessRissingIt was another morning in Ponyville when Pinkie Pie popped her head out of her bedroom window, took a deep breath, and exhaled loudly.The Unknown Birthdate for DarknessRissing in General Fiction More Like This
“Another perfect day in Ponyville. I can’t wait to get it star-“ she said before a strange tingling sensation radiated throughout her entire body.
Her left hind leg started to thump wildly then her ears twisted around each other. The pink pony quickly realized that this was her ‘Pinkie Sense’ but she had never experienced it like this before.
“This is a new one. Wonder what this one is about. I better seek some professional help,” she said before leaving her room.
“So, what seems to be the problem?” asked Twilight Sparkle as she and Spike got ready to hear what their friend had to say.
Pinkie went over to Twilight’s place for help on what her ‘Pinkie Sense’ was trying to tell her since the aforementioned unicorn was one of the smartest ponies in Ponyville as well as a strong believe
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"Okay, so here's your guys' stir-fried vegetables with rice, large apple ramen, and order of dango for two," Naruto said to a pony couple at the table he was serving.
Yesterday went by peacefully after the whole Brick incident as the orange stallion and his friends continued to hangout for the rest of the day but now today was a regular work day at A Little Taste of Konoha. He wasn't as depressed now but still not his old self; Naruto still felt the absence of real action in his new life and just couldn't figure out how to fill that void. Fortunately, that particular problem was nowhere near his mind as he placed the vegetables in front of the stallion who was drooling at the sight of the food and the mare was licking her lips in anticipation of eating her ramen then the dango was placed in the middle of the table.
"There you go guys, enjoy your meal," said the restaurant owner as the couple gave their thanks and he returned to the counter.
Naruto started to wipe it down when he heard
MLP Naruto Holiday Short Hearth's Warming Eve was a magical time of the year and Ponyville was in high spirits at the Town Hall where a huge party, complete with a large buffet of holiday treats, dancing, and a live musical band, was being held. Practically everypony was attending and so were Naruto and his friends; they decided to go as a way to celebrate their first holiday together ever since the aforementioned stallion arrived in town. They were all wearing festive attire with Twilight and Applejack wearing scarves, Naruto, Spike, and Rainbow Dash wearing sweaters, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie wearing cute hats, but Rarity decided to go with a fashionable outfit she made just for this little get-together. The group of friends was currently hanging about some of the tables that were set up along the west wall.MLP Naruto Holiday Short in General Fiction More Like This
"So Naruto, enjoying Hearth's Warming Eve?" asked Twilight.
"You bet. There's cheer in the air, everypony is in a good mood, and there are
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Ponyville was in the grip of lovely sunny weather which was perfect for one of Naruto's walks. The stallion always loved weather like this because it reminded him of Konoha since the days there were usually sunny all year around.
He had just arrived at the Ponyville clock tower where he spotted Time Turner, the town's local time expert, looking up at the clock face then at his wristwatch. Naruto knew the stallion since he would sometimes stop by A Little Taste of Konoha for a large apple ramen.
The ramen cook decided to go make friendly small talk with his casual customer so he went over and called out, "Hey Time Turner."
The stallion in question looked up from his wristwatch, caught sight of the caller, and responded, "Oh afternoon, Naruto."
Naruto stopped before him, "So, whatcha doing?"
Turner looked back up at the clock, "Just checking on the clock tower."
"Why? Is it broken?"
"No and that's what is confusing me."
Now the orange-furred chef was confused, "Wh
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Nighttime in Ponyville was one of the best times around and it certainly was the best time to go to the Music Parlor, the local karaoke bar and restaurant hosted by Vinyl Scratch aka DJ PON-3. It also happened to be the destination of Naruto and the Mane Six tonight since Pinkie Pie got the idea that the seven of them should hang out and do something. They even decided to dress a little fancy this time; Twilight was wearing a pair of disco shades, Applejack wore a jeweled-apple pendant necklace, Fluttershy had a small blue flower in her hair, Rainbow Dash was sporting a gold bracelet on her front right hoof, a silk purple scarf was wrapped around Rarity's neck, Pinkie was decorated with a magenta skirt, and Naruto decided to show off a new black sports jacket that he bought himself awhile ago with the profits from his restaurant. They would have brought Spike except he fell asleep a couple of hours ago.
The seven ponies soon arrived at their destination with Pin
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MLP: Equestrian Shinobi - Episode 2: "Finding My Place"
Several days have passed since Naruto first arrived in Ponyville and during that time, he stayed at the library with Twilight where he would either assist her and Spike with whatever or gather information on Equestria by reading some of the books in the library. Naruto really seemed to enjoy the peace and quiet of the town which is something he could never get used to back in Konoha. The friendly inhabitants were another feature of Ponyville that the shinobi-pony welcomed; he was still oblivious to the looks of attraction that he got from the local young mares though. He even grew accustomed to to the local cuisine of vegetation and that really surprised him since he would usually turn up his nose at eating fresh vegetables let alone grass and flowers. But Naruto's favorite feature about Ponyville were his six new friends.
He really got along with each and every one of them and just loved to hang out with them individually or all
A Crush at Night for phinha1996Even under the shroud of night, Canterlot Castle was a sight to behold and it is at the top of one of its highest towers where Naruto Uzumaki and Princess Celestia can be found doing some stargazing.A Crush at Night for phinha1996 in General Fiction More Like This
The orange stallion looks through the telescope they had with them and gazes at the starry sky, “Wow. It’s really beautiful.”
“Yes . . . beautiful,” said the Princess Celestia, half referring to the stars but quickly snaps out of her state of mind when she hears the sound of flapping wings.
She turns to find her younger sister, Princess Luna, coming in for a landing.
“Evening, sister,” greets the younger alicorn.
“Evening Luna,” answers the older sister, “I’m glad you’re here. I want you to meet somepony.”
“And who might that be?” the princess of the night asks.
Celestia smiles then taps the stallion on the shoulder, “Naruto, there’s somepony here I want you to meet.”
He takes his ey
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There was nothing like an afternoon picnic on a beautiful day in Ponyville Park and Naruto and Rarity were partaking in one. Since it was a day that Naruto closed up shop, the unicorn invited him to join her as a show of generosity and friendship but it actually was a ploy just to spend some time alone with him. They were currently enjoying cucumber cream cheese sandwiches that were accompanied by with some delicious tea as they sat on their checkered blanket and their picnic basket off to the side.
"Such a beautiful day, isn't it dear?" asked Rarity after sipping her tea.
Naruto nodded in agreement since his mouth was chewing a sandwich.
Now the unicorn saw an opportunity that she had being waiting for.
"Now don't you fill up on sandwiches now, Naruto," she chuckled, "I have prepared something very special for us."
Naruto swallowed his food then asked, "Really? What?"
Rarity turned to the basket and opened it, "Oh, a little surprise treat."
The ramen cook leane
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MLP: Equestrian Shinobi - Episode 5: "Once a Shinobi"
A beautiful morning had graced the humble town of Ponyville but mostly at Fluttershy's cottage where the animal caretaker had just emerged from her front door and humming a duet with Hummingway, her hummingbird companion. After their song, the tiny bird just landed on her head as she giggled and checked her mail.
"Beautiful morning, isn't it Hummingway?" she asked and the hummingbird nodded in agreement.
She was just about to get back to her mail when a voice called out, "Morning Fluttershy!"
The yellow mare looked and there was Naruto jogging up the path to her house.
"Oh good morning Naruto," Fluttershy said cheerfully, "what brings you around?"
He stopped next to her then started doing some stretches, "Since I have the day off, I'd figure that I would go out for a nice morning jog. Gotta keep my body in shape."
"For making ramen?" the pegasus asked.
"No. For-" he stopped in mid-sentence and thought for a moment.
Naruto had almost
The BlessingEven though you see other people's blessings right in front of you, the one that you want the most, yeah.... that one.... (Girlfriend/boyfriend, future spouse, new car, new Job, money, new home, etc....) you just gotta sit back, be happy for those people, and know that you will receive an even greater blessing than imagined!The Blessing in Emotional More Like This
Just be patient, your blessing's around the corner!!!!!
God's Message to the World and every ChristanThis information was given to me from a true man of God; please refer to the original source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wivgDck1l88God's Message to the World and every Christan in Philosophical More Like This
I took down detailed notes and wish to live by this and share this with others!
New King James Version (NKJV)
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Points that God wants the whole world to know:
Point # 1:
For those that call themselves Christians: this is the lay of the sea in church age in which we live.
A high majority of Christians, in fact; are living a deceived life.
They talk: Jesus, and play church, but do not live it.
They claim to be Christians, then live like the devil.
They have bought the great lie from satan, who tells them that they are alright.
He tells them that: "It is alright to go to
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What is a true friend?
Is a true friend everything you want in a friend?
Does a true friend tell you a lie to make you feel better, or do they tell you the truth even if you hate them for it?
Let me explain what a true friend is:
A true friend will tell you what you don't want to hear.
Wait, What Do I mean by saying this?
A true friend will tell you when you're wrong about something and correct you because they truely care for you and want you to be right!
"Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel." Proverbs 27:9
Now, a fake friend will tell you everything you want to hear.
For example: They will tell you that you're always right, even when you're wrong, only because they lie to avoid offending anyone.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather have a friend who's harsh and truthful, over to have a friend who tells me lies to make me feel better.
Ever heard of: "THE TRUTH HURTS"?
"But to the saints that are in the earth, a
Being set free from SatanismTake a look at this:Being set free from Satanism in Philosophical More Like This
This is a man who was in Satanism, he blasphemed against God, but God still set him free!
Divine TruthDivine Truth in Philosophical More Like This
Divine Truth is the title of a book I'm writing.
Everything you hear in this message is going to be in this book.
(You can make fun of my splling all u wunt, but Im gitten dis mssage out 2 u all)
There are many things out there that prove his very existence, but I'm going to
give the main evidence that proves how real he is!
The word Atheist clearly means: Anti-Theist. So, they are basically a group of
people who don't believe in any God, they just believe we're here for no real
Everything has meaning. You can't expect me to believe that with all of life's
order (The food chain, earth's perfect distance from the sun, and many other
things that cannot be mere coincidence) that it all accidentally happened and
that order came from nothing. That's not enough for me. See, as a person who
studies into sciences has to be open to all and any possibilities.
You need to stop and think: Maybe there's a
ThE WoRld Ends WiTh yOuPeople always worry, wondering when the world is going to end.ThE WoRld Ends WiTh yOu in Philosophical More Like This
They start to predict when the world will end, but they don't stop to think and realize... that everyday is the end of the world.
Everyday someone dies, and when you die, that's the end of your world.
Your world ends when you pass away.
The world ends with you.
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what does the number 11 really mean?
Many chaotic things have been happening to many people ever since this year have started, and for what cause?
Many people have also been blessed and this year has been prosperous so far for them, how so?
If 10 is the number which marks the perfection of divine order, then 11 is an addition to it...
-Subversive of and undoing that order....
If 12 is the number of Divine Government, then 11 falls short of it.
So, whether we regard it as being 10 + 1, or 12 - 1, it is the number which marks:
In Demonology, they use the number 11 for many demonic rituals.
Hmmmm.... I wonder why?
See, those without Christ, and those who are not truly in communion with God..... will suffer the chaotic madness....
But those who are true in God.... Will be rejoicing because this is THE YEAR OF ELEVATION for God Fearing people, and THE YEAR OF CHAOS AND DISORDER for the lost souls.
We need to p
The Fear of GodI was woken up with great fear. I know that this is a fact that I've know all along, but it's a fact that I've been ignoring for the longest, a fact that most of us have been ignoring: Everywhere, at all times, 24/7 - There is a spiritual warfare! I used to overlook it and not think much of it. But when God allows a scare to be put in me, then yes, I will not overlook that fact any longer.The Fear of God in Emotional More Like This
God loves you and me, He loves everyone!!!
The Devil will do anything possible to corrupt the mind of those who serve and follow Jehovah God and Jesus Christ, which is why we need to diligently seek Jesus, which is why we need to put the Lord our God first.
Don't wait until you are woken up in the middle of the night terrified so you can finally take things seriously.
It's better to start now.
YES NOW, don't waste time. Who cares if you're tired? You went out of your way to log into facebook and read this, will it kill you to make a prayer?
Pray this, and you can go on with your day:
Father, Jesus, H
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I know that God has shared with me that there are some people in the church who continue to go to church and still question God's Existance.
Now if you were to be on the side of logics: either everything came from nothing (which is impossible 'cause nothing can only make nothing) or something always existed.
A lot of people are still confused and ask such fallacy's such as: who created God?
now: no one created God 'cause he wouldn't be God if someone created him.
He created everyone and everything.
In the first chapter and verse of the book of Genesis, it talks about the creation of the heavens and the earth.
it says: "In the Beginning, God created the Heavens and the earth."
Now if you look closely at these set of God-given words, it talks about something a bit surprising, but also explains into further detail of God's existance...
In the beginning - TIME
God Created the heavens - Space
and the Earth - Matter
so: in other words... God created
Incredible FaithAtheists say that they don't believe in having faith.Incredible Faith in Philosophical More Like This
Yet... it takes a lot of faith for them to believe that God isn't real and to go out of their way to prove themselves!
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
So, if Atheists have faith in their own unbelief and this is the definition of Faith...
This proves God is real!
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"This might be as easy as finding a needle in a haystack," Destrier grumbled, mostly to himself. From the way it sounded, Charger had been fairly young when his family had moved from Ponyville to Canterlot, and one never knew if this Wildflower's family had done the same, perhaps following the settlers to Dodge.
"I remember that Wildflower's mom had a florist shop in the town square," Charger said as Eaglewing appeared, the Pegasus landing with little impact near the gray unicorn. Immediately he began to speak.
"I didn't see any florist shops, but I wasn't looking for them either. There was a cart near the fountain not far from here. There was a really cute mare selling flowers. By the way did you notice all the mares? I did! Fillies and mares by the dozen! I think I'm going to like it here!"
Destrier sighed and walked on ahead of the duo who was chatting cheerfully about the sheer amount of females in the village. It wasn't as though Destrier himself wasn't interested in fem
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Destrier wasn’t aware of how much his confession and the following kiss had caught Honeycrisp by surprise. She was so stunned that it took more than a minute to begin to react properly, and in that time her scarlet unicorn had come to the conclusion that her lack of response meant that his kiss and his confession were unwanted; he began to pull back so that he could apologize to her.
“Oh no you don’t!” whispered the paint mare. She wrapped her forelegs about his neck and pulled Destrier back down to her, finally returning his kiss with one just as passionate, a kiss that left no doubt as to how she felt about her scarlet knight.
Checkered Flag watched the couple kiss for a few moments, pleased that his sister had found a potential mate who seemed to adore her, even if she did have to whack him in the head with a horseshoe to get his attention. However, he was starting to feel uncomfortable with the prolonged public exchange between the couple; the
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A Soldier in Silver
This was the pony that brought that rag tag circus to Canterlot, the one that convinced the skeptical Guards that the Chimera was as docile as a house cat under control of his flea-bitten trainer.
At first everything seemed fine. The circus played for three days without incident.
Then something happened, the spells used to subdue the chimera failed, right in the middle of the afternoon show. The careless trainer was horrifically slaughtered in front of the audience by the beast, the very first to die. It then attacked and maimed or outright killed several foals and their unsuspecting parents, members of a school field trip that had come to see the circus.
The Corps were sent in to control the rampaging animal, to no avail. It decimated the 145th. The 72nd pegasi wing joined in the fight and the creature tore through them like so much paper. Destrier had been young and filled with stupid bravado, he had charged the brute. It took him down too easil
A Soldier in Silver Chapter 8A Soldier in Silver Chapter 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All of the Royal Guard was well aware of Elements of Harmony and the six chosen ponies that could wield their power. Most knew that the chosen six lived in Ponyville. Only a few knew exactly which of the mares in that village the chosen ones were. Of course the Shieldons knew. The Captain of Princess Celestia’s personal guard would know much more that the average guard pony would not. Destrier was only in the know because he was a personal friend of the Shieldons.
“If that is a covert mission you are asking me to take on, I think I should remind you that I am retired,” Destrier said with amusement.
“Mission? Who said anything about a mission?” Lanceor said, and Destrier knew that it was exactly that. “I am just saying that having a retired guard pony there that I can trust would be an ideal situation. The chosen ones need not know that you are watching over them at all.”
“I should get going then. Would you like me send a monthly
A Soldier in Silver Chapter 10A Soldier in Silver Chapter 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was definitely Honey. Her mane was longer than he remembered, but it was her. From her pretty brown eyes to the swath of white on her right foreleg, it was her. Destrier stared down at her, shocked to see her again. She was looking up at him with curiosity, and slightly tilted her head to the left as she gazed at him but he was pretty certain that she didn’t recognize him.
He knew that he looked different, what with his disfigurement and the fact that he wasn’t in the highly polished golden armor that the Royal Guard wore on special occasions like the Grand Galloping Gala.
Maybe it was better this way.
“How can I help you Gentlecolts today?” she asked, her soft twang inflecting her words. Of course she would have noticed Charger and Eaglewing standing behind him. Yet neither of them spoke up. How typical this was becomin
A Soldier in Silver, Chapter 15Chapter 15A Soldier in Silver, Chapter 15 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The dining room fell dead silent after Mintie spoke.
It was felt as if she had cast an ice spell, for the room seemed so much colder to Destrier. He could see the effects of the unicorn’s words upon those in the room with the merest glance. He wanted to argue with her, tell Mintie that she was horrible for telling such a disgusting lie. But looking about at the others in the room stayed Destrier’s tongue.
Most of those gathered looked as shocked as he himself felt. Charger had gone pale, his expression slack jawed and almost uncomprehending of his mother’s words. His father…Lancer had a horrified expression upon his face, yet it was not one of surprise. It was one of somepony that had a dread secret revealed. He didn’t refute his mare’s words. The little filly of Lancer’s looked as shocked as her brother, bringing a hoof to her mouth as she looked from her parents and brother to the large scarlet stallion.
Mintie on the other
A Soldier in Silver Chapter 4A Soldier in Silver Chapter 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“No,” the Princess of all of Equestria said firmly. “You will not resign, Destrier. I won’t accept it.”
Destrier’s jaw dropped and he stared at the princess, looking like a landed fish.
“Permission to speak freely, your Highness?” he said after several moments of awkward silence.
“Permission granted, Commander.”
“I will kill him. I promise you that. If I stay on here as a member of the Guard, I will be tempted to end his life,” Destrier began. “I can’t forgive him or forget what that filthy loathsome little son of a mule did six years ago. I can’t bear the idea of giving him anything, much less having to stand there silently and allow Greenbacks to take from the fund for the families that the Guard set up for those that died in service to Equestria.”
He paused for a breath, noting that it now was the princess that looked surprised by his words.
“I would sully th
A Soldier in Silver Chapter 1A Soldier in Silver Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Soldier in Silver
The commander of the 145th Brigade of the Equestrian Royal Guards was exhausted. Not physically, but mentally. This night had been nothing short of a disaster, all thanks to one of his own. The scarlet unicorn sighed, looking over the city of Canterlot. The fire brigades had finally put out the flames, but not before several businesses downtown had been destroyed.
All this chaos and destruction to catch a petty thief. It wasn’t worth it. Destrier turned from the window to consider the ones who had wrecked such havoc. Charger was young and new to the unit. He had talent that much was evident. His father had been a guard himself; the grey stallion was only following family tradition. The pony in question kept his gaze on the floor, not daring to look at his commander.
Charger had not been alone in causing such chaos; a member of the Pegasus wing had also been involved. Destrier shifted his gaze to Eaglewing. The white winged pony was awaiting the a
A Soldier in Silver Chapter 13A Soldier in Silver Chapter 13 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His head hurt. He was so very hungry. The last thing he remembered was Swordread asking him if he was okay. Then there was nothing but blackness. Until now. Now he could feel the light. Feel it because it pierced his brain, like tiny splinters of glass slipping past his shut eyelid and stabbing into his brain. Destrier cursed loudly and shifted away from the window, slowly opening his one good eye.
“Good Morning to you too, Mister Sunshine.” He knew that voice too well. The red pony groaned.
“Why are you still here?” Destrier grumbled as he buried his head under the covers, “You have your prisoner, go home.”
“Is that any way to talk to your big brother?” snickered Swordread with a cheeky smile. “Besides Dad said that I have to get all the eyewitness testimony and that includes you, Red. We have to a good case against this pony. Not that we don’t have a good enough case to begin with, but we need your tes
A Soldier in Silver Chapter 7A Soldier in Silver Chapter 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My business isn’t here in the city,” Destrier put in. “I never said it was. I need to see some friends but not here, they are at the station.”
The station was better known as Tangmare Air Station. It was on the other side of the mountain from Canterlot, yet not too far away from the city. Several of the pegasi guard pony squadrons were based out of there. Not all, but several. Maneuvers were often held there for new trainees, given the location of the base.
The journey to the station was relatively uneventful, unless one counted the near relentless chatter from Eaglewing. The colt liked to talk and didn’t seem to want to quit. Charger was an interested ear and responded to his friend’s conversation with much enthusiasm. This was not the case with the younger unicorn’s former commanding officer. Try as he might, Eaglewing couldn’t get Destrier to respond to his queries with anything more than a “yes”, “no”
The MLP:FiM Drinking Game ver. 2.0from the quill of Butterscotch SundaeThe MLP:FiM Drinking Game ver. 2.0 in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Warning: Always drink in moderation, unless you too want to turn into a middle-aged writer of MLP fanfiction! I suggest medium strength beer for the rules as they stand, although hardcore drinkers may opt for shots.
Drink = a sip, while Finish your drink means what it says!
Take a drink whenever:
- the opening or closing sequence plays
If you choose to skip either, you must finish your drink. Shame on you!
- somepony refers to 'friendship'
Additionally, you must say "Friendship is Magic!" or finish your drink
- anypony drinks something, even if it's just hotsauce
Additionally, you must say "Confound these ponies! They drive me to drink" or finish your drink
- anypony refers to Princess Celestia
Additionally, you must say "Another thousand years!" or finish your drink
Supporters of the New Lunar Republic may choose to say "Down with the Tyrant!" instead
- Derpy Hooves appears on screen
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 1Much Ahoof About Nothing starring Princess Celestia and her faithful student Twilight SparkleMuch Ahoof About Nothing Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight watched the little white starlike flowers swirl about in her cup of elderflower tea and sighed.
Rarity put down her own cup and looked at her in sudden concern from across the table. The two of them were sitting at their favourite table at the Dandelion Clock Café and enjoying a little afternoon tea together, but Rarity for some time now had noticed that Twilight, although moody at the best of times, was especially moody today for some reason.
"Darling!" she said. "That's the third time you've sighed in as many minutes! Now I know something is most definitely wrong."
Twilight lifted her face from observing the tea to look at her friend. The white-coated unicorn's eyes were regarding her with concern, but somehow Twilight didn't feel like talking to her.
"Oh Rarity. I'm fine, really," she said, and then straightaway her eyes dropped back down to the tea and its danci
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
by Butterscotch Sundae
"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
Bunfight at Sugarcube CornerThe Bunfight at Sugarcube Corner starring Braeburn Apple aka The Mysterious StrangerBunfight at Sugarcube Corner in Short Stories More Like This
Celestia's sun was high in a boiling summer sky the day the Braeburn galloped into Ponyville, his hooves and vest brown with the dust of his long journey. He parted the sweaty strands of his amber fringe and tipped back his Stetson as he looked over the little town. The streets were deserted, and every house had its doors and windows tightly shut.
Ponyville was a ghost town. Now just where was everypony?
He stepped out into the town square as the clock on the Town Hall rang eleven in sonorous chimes like the beating of a solitary heart. A lone tumbleweed rolled through the square and Braeburn suddenly wondered:
Why is that you only ever see a tumbleweed when there's nopony else about?
He was walking past an abandoned flower-cart, its contents of gorgeous roses still on display, when a forehoof suddenly darted out from behind the cart and beckoned to him.
"Quick!" whispered t
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
Interventions are MagicInterventions are Magic in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Interventions are Magic starring Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the cast of Friendship is Magic
"C'mon Twilight! Everypony's waiting for you at Sugar Cube Corner!" Spike had had to half-drag Twilight from the library, where she had spent the evening reading and drinking mostly drinking. He'd found her curled up on the couch nursing a bottle of vanilla-lemon vodka, the floor a pile of crumpled books and empty bottles, and she'd resisted every effort of his to get her to come with him. He'd tried to pull her by her tail at first, and when that hadn't worked he'd pushed on her rump as she dug her hooves in stubbornly, but now she had finally given up and was walking alongside him, swaying as she went.
"At what where? Sugar Cube Corner?" she slurred. After half a bottle of vodka, Twilight was three sheets to the wind, and she found it difficult to put one hoof in front of the other. In fact, they threatened to tangle up underneath her at any moment, and she was glad o
The MLP Drinking GameTAKE A SHOT:The MLP Drinking Game in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Whenever anypony's hairdo is ruined.
Whenever anypony makes a pony-related pun (FILLY-delphia, NEIGH-sayers).
Whenever anypony refers to "friendship".
Additionally, you must say "Friendship is Magic!" or finish your drink.
Whenever anypony refers to PRINCESS CELESTIA, take a shot in her honor.
Additionally, you must say "Another thousand years!" or finish your drink.
Whenever anypony drinks something, you must also take a drink.
Additionally, you must say "Confound these ponies! They drive me to drink." or finish your drink.
Whenever a unicorn outside the named cast appears on screen.
Additionally, you must say "Unicorn Power!" or finish your drink.
Whenever DERPY appears on screen.
Whenever anypony claps (clops?) their hooves or brohoofs another pony
Whenever APPLEJACK or RAINBOW DASH are forced to wear girlie clothes.
Whenever anypony grabs another's tail.
Whenever FLUTTERSHY says UM.
Whenever FLUTTERSHY squeaks.
Whenever FLUTTERSHY is abused by Angel in some way.
Fluttershy's Infernal AdventureFluttershy's Infernal Adventure in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy's Infernal Adventure
"Please, Angel Bunny - just a teeny, tiny little sip?" Fluttershy brought the spoon closer to the little rabbit's mouth, but he pouted and kicked it away.
The pegasus frowned. "You just have to take your medicine, or else that sniffle is going to get even worse!" She turned and quickly poured another spoonful, but when she looked back, Angel was gone.
Fluttershy looked this way and that, but there was no sign of the little rabbit. "Oh Angel bunny, you're too sick to play hide-and-seek!" she scolded. She looked under the sofa, behind the little coffee table with its vase of moonflowers, but she couldn't see him anywhere!
It was then that she noticed the wind had pushed open the front door of the cottage and she gasped.
She quickly trotted outside, just in time to see a tiny little cotton-tail disappearing down the garden path.
"Wait! Angel, wait!" She trotted after the little rabbit. "You'll get lost!"
Soon she came to a c
The Ballad of Big MacThe Ballad of Big Mac in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The Ballad of Big Mac
Come hear the tale of Macintosh,
Big Mac to all his friends,
the love he won, but almost lost,
of fame that never ends.
He spent his days out in a field
not far from Ponyville,
gath'ring his orchard's fruitful yield
with all his bucking skill.
"Big Mac, you take care now y'hear!"
said A. J. in alarm,
"Keep buckin' like that an' Ah've a fear
You'll do yerself some harm!"
Big Mac replied, "Don' worry none,"
as apples fell like rain,
"Jus' mah way of 'gettin' 'er done'!"
and went to buck again.
He bucked the tree, and with a crash
the center of it split.
The falling trunk, quick as a flash,
the stallion's head did hit.
Straight to Nurse Redheart Big Mac was sent
with AJ at his side,
and in the quiet medical tent
he nursed his wounded pride.
But though the nurse did all she could,
the wound refused to heal -
ointment and poultice did no good,
despite Nurse Redheart's zeal.
To Twilight Sparkle then Mac fled,
librarian of the town.
Yet as soon as all her books we
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 13Pinkie and Dash streaked higher, ever higher into the sky. Layer after layer of black, boiling cloud had slipped past them, and then they had escaped the storm and were out among the normal white clouds, the cumulus and cumulo-stratus that floated above Equestria like great white fairy castles. But even those clouds were gone as well now, far below them, and they flew through the clear frosty-blue silent expanse at the top of the world.The Party Hasn't Ended Part 13 in Short Stories More Like This
Pinkie leaned against Dash and shouted in her ear to be heard over the air coursing past them. "But Dashie? Where are we going? Isn't the storm right back down there?"
Dash shouted back: "We've got to get as high as possible, Pinkie. That way gravity can give us the extra boost we'll need to trigger the sonic rainboom."
Pinkie gulped. "A s-s-s-s-sonic rainboom?" she stuttered. "Straight into the centre of the storm? Are you crazy!?!?"
"You're really asking ME if I'M crazy, Pinkie?" Dash laughed. "That hurricane was born from the rainbow of darkness, so
Twilight Sparkle Wants to 'Please' YouTwilight Sparkle Wants to 'Please' You in Philosophical More Like This
Animated ponies make wonderful lovers;
They want to have sex with you (and others).
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #107/08/09! in Editorial More Like This
#107) So this isn't very easy for me to just come out and say to some guy I've never really talked to, but based on some of the answers I've read from you, you seem to know your stuff. You see, I have this really big problem right now. I seem to have a strange attraction--no, addiction, to Rainbow Dash. It's not a sexual attraction, it's a love attraction. The funny thing is I don't even like her personality. Well, at least in the show. The fan-fic versions of her are probably what tipped me towards her. But anyways, what I need is for some way, any way to get her out of my mind or something. I don't want to hate her, I just want to not be attracted to her. If you could help me in any way, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks much!
Answer: It's interesting that you make the point that your attraction isn't sexual, but is, instead, more platonic in nature. Having strong feelings for a TV character isn't as unusual as it sounds; a lot of people have crushes on charact
Friendship is Magic: a ReviewNostalgia can be a funny thing it's the sort of emotional impulse that makes a man do crazy things. Things like purchasing the "Sonic Underground" box-set, simply because I enjoyed it as a kid. But there's something inherently disappointing about nostalgia; the realisation that these experiences often remain a part of our childhood for a reason. Watching "Sonic Underground" as a 19-year old is a very different experience to watching it as a youngster on Saturday mornings. The once beloved show now appears to me as a train-wreck of embarrassing musical montages, repetitive pacing and rather dated animation. Getting old is no fun when it brings out the critic within.Friendship is Magic: a Review in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Thankfully, I have re-ignited that joyous spark of infancy after watching "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"; a show that for me is not mired by any form of nostalgic bias. After all, prior to "Friendship is Magic" I'd never even considered watching anything related to the My Little Pony franchise. Having watched s
A New Sound - C1Mornings were not Vinyl’s domain, that was a well known fact to everyone in her life. It could be argued that her job had made her this way, late nights and the bright lights of nightclubs had made her numb to the subtle, creeping advance of Celestia’s sun as it clambered over the distant rooftops to slip between her curtains.A New Sound - C1 in Short Stories More Like This
However, despite her job being mostly to blame, there was one other, small reason that caused Vinyl to bury her head further in the pillow than usual this morning.
A court proceeding, as Octavia promptly reminded. her. She poked Vinyl in precisely the place she knew would cause her to jerk out of the bed, leaving her spread eagled in a toga formed from the bedsheets. Octavia trotted up to the edge of the less than graceful heap of white sheets and white pony, already awake and ready for the day.
“Vinyl, you need to get up, you‘re expected there two hours from now.”
Vinyl sighed, causing the sheets to flutter with her breath, before s
Heartstrings and Gumdrops: Part TwoLyra closed the door behind her with something of a dejected slam, half-heartedly attempting to send the door to a crashing oblivion, but not really feeling up to the task of putting in the required effort. She decided to make up the excess by slamming the keys on the table in the hallway, pricking her ears as she heard a voice from beyond the door at the end of the hall.Heartstrings and Gumdrops: Part Two in Short Stories More Like This
"Is that you, Lyra?"
Lyra sighed, slowly treading her way up the carpet to the door. She nudged it open a crack, spotting her mother sitting at the table, nursing a cigarette that was well on its way to the afterlife.
"No mum, it's a burglar. Have we got any mail?"
"Yes, over there on the counter. Just one for you. How did your chat with your agent go, by the way?"
Lyra picked up the pile of letters, several addressed to Miss Hyacinth Bouquet, and one for herself. She opened it to find a leaflet for free horn extensions. Hyacinth noticed a sudden brightening in the room as Lyra channeled her current frustra
A New Sound - C2Vinyl eventually emerged from the bathroom amidst a rolling fog of condensing steam and shampoo fragrance. She trudged into the kitchen with her mane and tail still encased in a pair of towels, softly dripping a sparse trail of water onto the floor as she passed through the living room. It would dry long before Octavia noticed, Vinyl thought.A New Sound - C2 in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl leant against the doorway, watching Octavia busy herself around the kitchen as the pan sputtered and spat. The whole room was bathed in the delicious scent of vanilla, as well as the French toast itself. That wholesome aroma promising a delectable breakfast, a breakfast Vinyl was afraid would come back on her if her nerves kept on like this.
Octavia glanced over her shoulder, noticing the slightly damp Vinyl in the doorway. She smiled in a passing manner, before trotting over to attend to a violently hissing slice of toast on the pan. Vinyl had to admire the skill Octavia had with tools, she herself would be useless without her horn, and cou
A Canterlot HauntingThere is a phenomenon few know about, that graces the Canterlot Performance in the deep hours of night. The baritone performance of travelling stallions would cease, the crowd unleashing the required applause as the performers bow out with all the attempted grace such ponies can have. The murmur of small talk and criticism would simmer to nothingness, and as the cleaners swept through the aisles, cleared away the rubbish and ruin of the night, it would begin.A Canterlot Haunting in Short Stories More Like This
Many of the younger or newer staff members had ridiculed tales away with an sweeping hoof, having heard too many stories of pranks and hoaxes. The high, floating tone of the cello in the breeze would go unnoticed. Many of the staff had surrendered their efforts to find the very obvious hidden gramophone, while others still found the melody too ethereal for their ears. The midnight cleaning staff refreshed its ranks quite often.
It was as the cleaners shuffled out the door, elder stallions chided by the young ones for their naivety
For ScienceThe doors parted with a breathy, scraping sound, not unlike that of a sword being unsheathed. They were perfectly sterile, white portals into a perfectly sterile, white room. Nucleus stepped into the lab, urgency propelling her steps, trepidation weighing them down.For Science in Short Stories More Like This
She observed her surroundings as she came to a halt in the centre. The laboratory's owner was not known for inefficiency or general lack of organisation, and as such, the entire room was precariously arranged in an example of harmonious order. A table stood in the centre, various implements adorned its surface in perfect size order. A bookshelf contained a fascinating array of hardbacks in a myriad of colours, all assigned their rightful place by way of the Dewey Decimal system.
Even the desk in the corner was perfectly organised. The keyboard was exactly parallel to the desk edge, the mouse sitting in the exact centre of its appropriated mouse pad. The monitor revealed a lucid desktop, uncluttered with icons, a sober image
Ghosts and Glass"Deep breaths. Cool. Calm. In through the snout, out through the mouth."Ghosts and Glass in Short Stories More Like This
Dancer shouldered his rifle, laying prone amongst the fallen leaves of the oak tree that shrouded his presence. He lined up his sights, seeing the first of his targets emerge. A group of the dumpy primates stumbled from out of the distant undergrowth across the field, he lined up his first shot on the forehead of their leader.
"Patience. Why kill one when you can kill four? You'll know the right moment when it comes."
A light winked on his Muzzle-Up Display. His comrades were in position, the welcome mat was laid out and waiting. He chinned a button in his helmet, flashing his acknowledgement in response.
The primates had fanned out, and Dancer could see them more clearly now. They were bipedal, but crawled on four legs more out of laziness than any real biological intent. He could see them raising their snouts to the air, snuffling through their masks. The very same masks were piped to pyramid-shape
Heartstrings and Gumdrops: Part ThreeBreakfast was a rapid fire affair. Lyra emptied the bowl of Cheerileeos down her throat in a manner that would have made the most gluttonous of ponies feel somewhat queasy. She devoured the bowl's contents in a matter of seconds, throwing it into the sink before she assaulted it with a sponge and towel. She perched the bowl on the dishrack at the side, breaking into a light canter as she picked up her lyre case in a mint green aura of magic. Her hoof was on the door handle as she heard the light, airy call from the kitchen she had attempted to abandon.Heartstrings and Gumdrops: Part Three in Short Stories More Like This
"Where are you galloping off too, young lady?"
Lyra cursed under her breath, lightly stroking the door handle as she decided to opt for distance rather than direct confrontation. She called down the hallway, hoping her mother would maybe, just maybe, not bother to ask any more of her.
"Just...going on a vacation from work. Only a week, mum!"
"And when were you thinking of telling me about this?!"
Lyra took the opportunity presented by th
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 - FinaleAllegrezza: ConclusivoAllegrezza - Finale in Short Stories More Like This
Mounting entries on her to-do list coupled with a draining amount of time in which to attend to them had made Octavia somewhat irritable. The night of the Gala was upon them, and she was expected to be in attendance with her ensemble in no less than an hour. As such, it was very much to her chagrin that she discovered Vinyl asleep on the bed, where she should have already begun changing into her outfit.
A burst of sharp jabs to the stomach remedied the situation, and Vinyl's bleary eyes were met with the sight of a rather indignant Octavia bearing down on her.
"Vinyl, are you asleep?!"
A brief respite was given from the intent glare, as Vinyl's hooves shakily rubbed her eyes.
"Yeah...I was, what's up?"
Octavia practically cuffed Vinyl to her hooves, her benevolence somewhat lessened by copious amounts of stress, and an impatient cart driver waiting outside to bear them away to the palace.
"You're what's meant to be up! Come on! Ge