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Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Fifteen - Fire

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Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Fifteen - Fire

Scootaloo wasn't one to let anything go too easily. When someone said something stupid, she would let them have it... unless they were already doing that for her. "You're mad at me, aren't you?" Twilight asked, as the two trotted up the boulevard. "No," the pegasus responded, coldly. The silence ate at her. "Okay, I didn't know how dragon minds worked. Is that my fault? I just didn't think it was a big deal." "It wouldn't be, if Sweetie Belle wasn't a pony." Twilight sighed in exasperation. "I guess I'm still new at this." Then a realization hit her. "Wait, how do you know so much?" Scootaloo tried to avert her gaze. "Uh... can we talk

Twilights Endgame: Nothing But Dust and Blood

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Twilights Endgame: Nothing But Dust and Blood

It was a calm day on the streets of Ponyville, a rare sight in the growing little city. Twilight looked up at the sky above, seeing only pale blue, with only the occasional white fluffiness shuffled about by various pegasi. The streets below were populated by ponies wandering to and fro, just going about their daily routine. "Morning, Twilight," came a voice. She turned to see a pony wave to her. "Good morning," she responded, passing by and continuing to trot down the road, head held high. She was on her way to visit Carousel Boutique. Her best friend, Rarity, needed some assistance with her latest collection; and like any good friend, she had offered to help. Her trot picked up into a canter, as she continued down the street. Nothing could go wrong, this day, she thought. ------------------------------------------------ Spike laid down in his bed, relaxing. It was almost midday. He hadn't started on any of his daily chores, but he didn't feel he needed to. It was one of those

A Waking Dragon: Chapter Eight - A Bridge Too Far

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A Waking Dragon: Chapter Eight - A Bridge Too Far

"Rainbow, you're not going alone!" Twilight exclaimed. "Yes, I am." The two ponies were already outside, Twilight following closely behind her friend, trying to convince her to stop. "It's foolish and reckless!" Rainbow turned around and approached her friend. "I don't want to see you get hurt," she responded quietly, head hung low. "And I don't want to see you get hurt either." The pegasus sighed deeply, and smiled. "Fine," she said. Twilight smiled in kind. "Hey, wait up!" a voice screamed. The two turned to see a small purple figure running down the path, followed closely by their much more recognisable friend, Fluttershy. Spike

Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Fourteen - Water

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Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Fourteen - Water

Scootaloo's first day back home had barely started, and already it had been a rollercoaster. Not that she didn't expect this, at least partially. But she presumed it would have something to do with her new role, not some relatively minor conflict between her friends. She tried to wipe those thoughts from her mind. All the young pegasus wanted to focus on this day was her friends, and nothing else. But it was difficult. She strapped her helmet on, and pulled her scooter out of the small shed. Trotting back inside, she pulled out her favourite wagon, and attached it to the vehicle. Her front door creaked open. Out trotted a solemn white un

With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Seven - The Reveal

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With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Seven - The Reveal

"Slaves?" Rarity asked, slightly perplexed. Rainbow nodded. "I... I don't understand. You can talk to the dead, and you were a slave?" "Well, no, not me," she responded, slightly annoyed. "I wasn't a slave, my ancestors were." The unicorn suddenly found herself lost in confusion. She started to walk away before quickly turning around and asking a simple question. "When?" Rainbow put a hoof to her chin. "I think it was... eight... nine hundred years ago?" "That's it?" "What?" "Nine hundred years ago there were slaves? How come I never heard about this before?" "Why were they slaves?" Spike asked. "How do you talk to the dead?" a sque

Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Thirteen - Past

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Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Thirteen - Past

Sweetie Belle's eyes were directed at the counter before her. Her jaw hung loose, as she tried to process the scene. Pound Cake looked down, floating just above the filly's head, with a stare that seemed to shoot straight through her. Pumpkin merely held a curious look, as she watched her twin brother. A bell rang behind the white unicorn. But she paid it no mind. "Sweetie Belle!" A voice came. Hoofsteps resonated through the room, growing louder and louder. "I'm so glad I found you." A purple blob entered her field of vision. But she didn't shift her gaze. "Sweetie Belle?" Twilight asked. "Are you-" she stopped. Unsure of how to contin

A Waking Dragon: Chapter Seven - Heart

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A Waking Dragon: Chapter Seven - Heart

Cerebral Comet never saw himself as a hero, or a spy, or a guardian. He was never one to jump into anything like some kind of action hero. He was an intellectual, that was all. Not a stallion of might, but one of thought. So his current position perplexed him to no end. Crawling on the ground, his belly sliding over the dirt and debris of the forest; following behind one of his patents as she led himself, Rainbow Dash, Shining Armor and his young dragon charge, Spike, to the lair of a dangerous creature from foreign lands. He knew his assignment in Ponyville would be bizarre, but this was reaching new heights. Cadance, Rarity, Applejack, Ap

With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Six - The History

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With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Six - The History

Scootaloo's room was not special. The stark yellow walls confirmed this. It was a cookie cutter remake of every other bedroom in the orphanage. Everypony else had a room just like hers. With the exception of the babies who resided in the nursery, and Administrator Button Clip. As such, she always wanted to bring life to her sleeping quarters in any way she could. Her humble wooden dresser was covered with all sorts of knickknacks and trinkets. A snowglobe from the Crystal Empire, A hoof-carved figurine from Vanhoover, various small toys from the local toy store. Whatever she could find, she put there, so they'd stay in sight. There was even

Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Twelve - Confrontation

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Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Twelve - Confrontation

A burst of light snapped to life in the middle of Carousel Boutique, briefly masking the appearance of a young rage-filled unicorn. "RARITY!" she screamed. The room was empty, the building was silent. She wasn't here. Sweetie Belle rushed out the front door, to find her target. "Are you kidding me!?" Scootaloo screamed, as they proceeded into town at top speed. "Alright!" Spike hollered back. "I'm an idiot, can we move on!?" "I didn't say that!" "Keep your eyes open!" Apple Bloom stated between heavy breaths. "We have to find them." "Which one?" the pegasus asked. "Either... Both... I don't care! Just find 'em!" "Twilight, I must say

With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Five - The Call

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With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Five - The Call

"Mom?" Rainbow Dash tilted her head toward the voice. A young, dark blue, earth pony colt stood in the entrance to the wood-panelled room. Moonlight shone through the windows, as the flickering candlelight cast an eerie orange glow. She released a deep sigh. "Yes Cotton?" "Um... well..." he responded nervously. "Is it important?" "No-it's... um... nevermind." The colt started to leave. She dropped the quill that was held in her hoof and turned around to say, "Wait!" Cotton stopped in his tracks, and turned to face her. "I already lost my train of thought," Rainbow said, removing her glasses. "I-I'm sorry." "No-" she waved a hoof in
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Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Fifteen - Fire

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Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Fifteen - Fire

Scootaloo wasn't one to let anything go too easily. When someone said something stupid, she would let them have it... unless they were already doing that for her. "You're mad at me, aren't you?" Twilight asked, as the two trotted up the boulevard. "No," the pegasus responded, coldly. The silence ate at her. "Okay, I didn't know how dragon minds worked. Is that my fault? I just didn't think it was a big deal." "It wouldn't be, if Sweetie Belle wasn't a pony." Twilight sighed in exasperation. "I guess I'm still new at this." Then a realization hit her. "Wait, how do you know so much?" Scootaloo tried to avert her gaze. "Uh... can we talk

Twilights Endgame: Nothing But Dust and Blood

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Twilights Endgame: Nothing But Dust and Blood

It was a calm day on the streets of Ponyville, a rare sight in the growing little city. Twilight looked up at the sky above, seeing only pale blue, with only the occasional white fluffiness shuffled about by various pegasi. The streets below were populated by ponies wandering to and fro, just going about their daily routine. "Morning, Twilight," came a voice. She turned to see a pony wave to her. "Good morning," she responded, passing by and continuing to trot down the road, head held high. She was on her way to visit Carousel Boutique. Her best friend, Rarity, needed some assistance with her latest collection; and like any good friend, she had offered to help. Her trot picked up into a canter, as she continued down the street. Nothing could go wrong, this day, she thought. ------------------------------------------------ Spike laid down in his bed, relaxing. It was almost midday. He hadn't started on any of his daily chores, but he didn't feel he needed to. It was one of those

With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Seven - The Reveal

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With Rainbow Hair: Chapter Seven - The Reveal

"Slaves?" Rarity asked, slightly perplexed. Rainbow nodded. "I... I don't understand. You can talk to the dead, and you were a slave?" "Well, no, not me," she responded, slightly annoyed. "I wasn't a slave, my ancestors were." The unicorn suddenly found herself lost in confusion. She started to walk away before quickly turning around and asking a simple question. "When?" Rainbow put a hoof to her chin. "I think it was... eight... nine hundred years ago?" "That's it?" "What?" "Nine hundred years ago there were slaves? How come I never heard about this before?" "Why were they slaves?" Spike asked. "How do you talk to the dead?" a sque

A Waking Dragon: Chapter Seven - Heart

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A Waking Dragon: Chapter Seven - Heart

Cerebral Comet never saw himself as a hero, or a spy, or a guardian. He was never one to jump into anything like some kind of action hero. He was an intellectual, that was all. Not a stallion of might, but one of thought. So his current position perplexed him to no end. Crawling on the ground, his belly sliding over the dirt and debris of the forest; following behind one of his patents as she led himself, Rainbow Dash, Shining Armor and his young dragon charge, Spike, to the lair of a dangerous creature from foreign lands. He knew his assignment in Ponyville would be bizarre, but this was reaching new heights. Cadance, Rarity, Applejack, Ap

MLD: Ch. 13 - Explorers in the Old Fashioned Sense

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MLD: Ch. 13 - Explorers in the Old Fashioned Sense

The stress on the shoulders of a military commander on an alien ship, billions of light years from home, was high. They were the only group of humans out this far, truly alone in an uncaring and hostile universe. Every day was a struggle to survive for the crew, and had been since they arrived, since they evacuated from Icarus Base, a Naquadria-rich planet in their home galaxy that uniquely held the power to dial the nine-chevron address that lead to this ship. That was over a year before they entered stasis. It felt like a lifetime ago. That first year wasn't so difficult to handle. The crew always tried to make the best of it. The stones he

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Remember: Just because you say something, doesn't make it true.

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Another cry for help!

Another cry for help!

Once again, I must put out a call for editors.  Particularly this week, I'm gonna need some real a-holes to look for any and all errors in my work. The reason I'm putting out this call once again, is that so far, I've failed to find any usable assistance.  A problem which I detailed here. I'm asking anyone out there who's able, to contact me with an offer to act as editor.  I'm looking for real feedback here, not just confirmation that my work is fine.  Detailed nitpicking, if you can.  Anything else is useless to me. I'd be very grateful for your assistance.

Princess Twilight

Princess Twilight

Everyone's got their knickers in a twist over the latest news regarding my favourite not-cancelled TV show, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. The news that Twilight Sparkle is going to grow wings and become a Princess during the season finale. What's odd is that my particular perspective on this seems to be unique in the pony-fan community.  I was not expecting that. http://theblackwidower.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/royal-pains/ Any thoughts? Please comment on the blog and not here.

That's a Lot of Time

That's a Lot of Time

As everyone is already well aware, a little over two weeks ago, I had a very serious hand injury caused by some broken glass.  I got eight stitches and a severed nerve that needed to be reattached.  A tall order to say the least. My surgery was booked for Friday, which is where we shall begin this latest tale. I arrived at the hospital at noon, having fasted since midnight the night before.  Since I had time to kill, I decided to pay attention to my fellow patients.  One of whom caught my eye.  He was wearing an orange jumpsuit, and was accompanied by two police officers.  Obviously a prisoner currently serving time. In the waiting room we

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Thanks for faving Penelope Parker!
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Hey, you didn't send me a birthday message this year. LOL.

Anyway, thank you for all those messages you sent. You probably do it to everyone without thinking. But still, I appreciate it.

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I didn't think you were even still around! Last time I looked at my following list it didn't show me how long you'd been gone for, and I generally assume people have just kinda left. And given that your 'newest' deviation was six years ago... 
Well, happy belated! ^^;
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Happy Birthday! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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Happy Birthday! birthday cake 
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Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too