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Cluster Writing Brain (My Ponysona)

Well, I'm an illegitimate brony. While I don't buy merchandise or participate in community happenings, I still watch the show, look at fan stuff, make fan stuff, & look at Expanded Universe stuff. Also, in my ficverse, other species don't follow the naming conventions of equines. This means Changelings, Griffins, & pretty much every species except Unicorns, Earth Ponies, Pegasi, Alicorns, & Zebras will have more human-sounding names. Anyway, on to the character.
  • Name: Cluster Writing Brain
  • Nicknames:
    • Data MIRV (to his friends from college)
    • Dubs (to his school friends from before he finished high school)
    • Clue (to everypony else)
  • Species: Earth Pony (I made myself an Earth Pony because I'm an utterly normal guy & a biology nerd, tying in with the whole "badass normal" & "in tune with nature" aspects of Earth Ponies.)
  • Physical description:
    • Mane:
      • Color: brown
      • Length:
        • The mane on his head goes down to his head-neck border, & is generally cut short enough that it's out of his eyes
      • Structure: straight, fine
      • Style:
        • kept down
        • messy.
    • Eyes: brown, wears glasses.
    • Facial hair:
      • Thin brown horizontal mustache
      • Brown beard
    • Coat: peach
    • Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
    • Tail:
      • Color: brown
    • Cutie Mark: Laptop keyboard
    • Cutie Mark detail
    • Horseshoe size: 10
    • Health:
      • Energy: Wired when he has nothing to do, but still has limits
      • Senses:
      • Allergies: Penicillin
      • Handicaps:
        • A broken shin a few months before he turned 14 left him unable to run right since it healed
        • Also due to said shin, Clue's left hock sometimes swings sideways randomly
      • Posture: Up straight
      • Grooming:
        • Showers daily
        • Shaves weekly
        • Combs his hair, cleans his armpits, & brushes his teeth when he gets up in the morning, every day
        • Always cleans himself after using the facilities
        • Always repeats his morning grooming when he has to go out for something special
        • Gets a mane-cut every half-a-year
      • Gait: Very gangly & random
      • Coordination: He can throw, but he can't catch
    • Voice:
      • Accent: Mid-Stable Island
      • Tone: Mid-pitched & nasally
      • Speech Impediments: Stumbles over his words when speaking fast
    • Mode of Dress:
      • In Late spring-mid Autumn:
        • Geek culture themed t-shirts
        • Blue or black Jeans
        • High-topped sneakers
      • In Late Fall & Early Spring:
        • Wears a hooded sweatshirt over his t-shirt
      • In Winter:
        • Wears a heavy jacket over his t-shirt
        • Replaces his sneakers with boots
  • Special Talent:
    • Writing
    • Art
    • Good with technology (Earth Ponies are good at manual work)
    • Skilled in science (specializes in biology & physics)
    • Video gaming (Princess Luna herself respects Clue’s skills in Team Stable 2)
  • Place of Origin: Bucklyn, New Yoke (moved to Stable Island right after being born)
  • Current place of residence: Pittstallion Center, Tenneighssee
  • Languages he knows:
    • Equestrian Loegrian (or as humans call it, "United States of America English")
    • Loegrian Loegrian ("England English")
    • Pegalatin
    • Elleneighka ("Greek")
    • Spanish (his skills are rusty in this case, since he has yet to have to use the language outside of Spanish-centered academic environments)
    • Esperanto
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Theme Song: "Journey of the Sorcerer" by Eagles
  • Background:
    • Before School: Cluster Writing Brain was born in Bucklyn, New Yoke at 12:35 Post Meridiem on May 10, 1991. His family moved to Stable Island right after he was born, so Clue is, for all intents & purposes, a native Stable Islander. His life was pretty uneventful before he started school. The only incident of note was a party held at the house of a work friend of his mother's. Also at the party was a Seapony mare who was a friend of his father's in college. Said mare brought her daughter, a lake naiad/Earth Pony hybrid filly named "Penelope Smith" who happened to be the exact same age as Clue. They became pretty close.
    • Colt-hood: Then-eventual Ponynet Superstar & sentient melee weapon of accidental mass destruction Ditsica Bubbles "Derpy Hooves" Doo was 1 of Clue's schoolmates & closest friends during his kindergarten tenure. Aside from several incidents involving Derpy's destructive derrière & the circumstances leading to Clue's expulsion from New Dorp Elementary, nothing notable happened during this time. Just after Cluster transferred to his 2nd elementary school halfway through his 1st grade year, he ran into Penny again. They briefly encountered each other. A few weeks later, Clue saw a meteor crash behind a wall in his schoolyard while nopony else was paying attention. When he got to the crash site, the meteor crumbled, revealing a cardboard box containing a dis-integrator pistol, with 3 primary fire settings & 2 attached grenade launchers. The next year, his family got their 1st computer. Clue played a bit with it, trying some games, writing a few random stories, painting a few random (but well-done for something by somepony of his age) pictures, working on some experiment files (his love of science started at this age, & he needed a way to keep his experiment info organized), & working on some technology ideas. His cutie mark appeared after some time using the computer. The next Friday, he met a Pegasus filly named Screech, who was about his age. He also met Smart Gem, a Unicorn filly who shared Clue's love of both science & magic. The 3 were close, but ended up being separated when they graduated elementary school. After starting Junior High School, he met a Neighponese-looking Earth Pony filly named Firefox, who had a Western Trottish accent. After they got to know each other, they started dating. Eventually, at 1 of their outings, Clue saw some green magical energy flash over Firefox's body. Then, he was shocked by her form changing completely, to a hybrid between an Alicorn & a Neighponese Red Fox. "Are you a Changeling?" he asked. "Yes", said Firefox. "However, I am not 1 of those who eats love energy. How do you know about us?" she continued. "Well," said Clue, "I've been reading up a lot on old Equestrian Lore at the Canterlot Royal Library. I've had to make those excursions due to Princess Celestia locking up all information about the Changelings & not allowing that info on the Internet. Please don't kill me." "I won't. I'm a vegetarian.", said Firefox. "Good" said Clue. She also revealed her true name to be "Victoria Veronica Vulpes". Clue than realized: Victoria must've been drawn to him. For some reason, he was starting to attract supernatural creatures that most wouldn't attract, even in a land of colorful talking Unicorns, Earth Ponies, & Pegasi run by Pegasus/Unicorn hybrids. His colt-hood was uneventful afterwards aside from that. He turned 13 (& thus, became an adolescent) on May 10, 2004.
    • Adolescence: Clue & Victoria dated as normal, until January 2005. On January 10, 2005, Vivi (as she preferred to be called by that point) dumped Clue unceremoniously. 2 months later, he was at Church. It turned out his dad had a friend who helped out for events that were ran by the Church (Clue’s dad was a Eucharistic minister at the main Romane Catholic Celestial church in the area of New Yoke City Clue & his parents lived in back when they were living in New Yoke City). Said friend hooked Clue up with her daughter, & they dated. Unlike Vivi, Simple Solution was an ordinary Earth Pony. During their relationship, Clue graduated Junior High School in June 2005, & started high school in September 2005. Him & Sim ended up drifting apart around April 2006, 1 month after he got expelled from his 1st high school, due to Sim ending up having to devote too much time to schoolwork to have a social life, let alone a love life (Simple Solution's last year of middle school coincided with Clue's 1st year of high school). In May 7, 2006, he started at another high school. Here, he met Psi-Fox, a Neighponese-looking Pegasus filly with a Southeast Equestrian accent. It turned out she was another fox-changeling of the same variety as Firefox. Her true name was "Alison Atalanta Alopex". He also met Eldritch Note, Dreamscaper, & Necro Tonic, friends of Ali from Living Environment class who were descended from heroes immortalized in H.P. Lovecolt's stories. After Ali ended up disappearing the day after the school year ended, Clue was in a funk until meeting Powerhouse, a half-Neighponese/half-Lenneigh Lenape unicorn filly who was violently protective of him & kind of a smartass to those who hurt her friends. She was a changeling whose unshifted form looked like a hybrid between an alicorn & a Neighponese bobcat. Her true name was "Tamika Kimberly Lightcap". "WHY DO I KEEP DATING ETHNICALLY DIVERSE CHANGELINGS!?!?" He complained to himself 1 day. After his relation with Tamika ended, Clue met a Trottish Unicorn filly named Hyper Healer. She was a bit bouncy, due to her addiction to a Trottish drink named Irn-Bru. Apparently, for ordinary (aka "Royal Wedding Incident") Changelings, which Hyper turned out to be (she was from a hive in Kilmarenock. Her true name was "Marcia Nina McAlister", or as Clue knew her then, "Marcia Nina O'Houlihan"), Irn-Bru caused behavior similar to an Alicorn that just ingested its full yearly allowance of caffeine in 1 go. At this point, Clue noticed all the Changelings he dated somehow broke off of their hives completely. When Marcia had to leave due to her mom having a health problem, Clue was in a funk until he started dating Sass Snarker, a zebra who was a year older than him & in his gym class. At this time, he reunited with Screech. Sass dumped him because her mom thought she was too old for him. In June 2007, he was reunited with Smart Gem. Much later (around September 2007), Penny, Burner (a Pegasus filly), & Rocket (a unicorn colt) became new students at New Dorp High School. Additionally, Clue went to the school's anime club for the 1st time & met a Unicorn stallion named Necro D-Pad. Clue's friendship with Necro would grow to be 1 of the most continually maintained in his life. As Penny was getting settled, Penny & Rocket were looking for a guitarist for their band. On the day Penny & Clue were supposed to do a geography presentation together, some fillies from the rival school of Trottenville High School came & beat everypony up, in addition to kidnapping Clue. Penny went to the rival school, punched her way through the jerks, & defeated the kidnapper's leader. After doing so, Penny went to free Clue from the restraints holding him to the wall, asked him if he wanted to date her, & asked him if he wanted to be in her band. Most of Clue's adolescence was uneventful afterwards, participating in shows with his, Penny's, & Rocket's band, which was called "Sound-wave & Fore-hooves". Things were okay, some of their school concerts were recorded & broadcast on the radio, Clue & Penny dated. At this time, he found out about her "lake naiad/earth pony hybrid" heritage & met Blade Nymph's dad, a retired medium from Germaneigh who lost his body (& his ex-wife) in a "psychic backlash" that was happening during an astral projection. He had to use a special suit to keep himself together & live like a normal pony. The suit was originally bulky, but by the time Clue 1st met him, the suit has been refined enough to look like his proper Earth Pony body. Also by the time Clue met him, Penny's dad worked as a field agent at a research/defense bureau that dealt with the paranormal. On May 10, 2009, Clue & Penny turned 18.
    • Stallion-hood: Shortly afterwards, Clue heard from Rocket that Penny was moving to Hoople, North Dacolta to study little-known classical composer P.D.Q. Buck. At this time, Clue finished preparations for college. After the friends all graduated high school & got their diplomas, Penny told Clue to meet him at the library by their high school so they could say their final goodbyes to each other. At that time, Penny also gave Clue a Drachma coin to remember her by (it was her lucky Drachma). Burner & Rocket also moved away. After his friends & fillyfriend moved away, Clue was in a deep funk until August 12, 2009, having gotten out of it due to running into Ali again. It turned out her spontaneous disappearance was because her mom had to drive her to New Mexicolt to take her to a family thing (boss’s orders), & it took them 3 years to raise up money for repairs to the car. On August 13, 2009, in his dreams, he met a 7-foot-9-inch tall, Neighponese Unicorn mare named Psi-Spider. She was playing her guitar, drawing Clue to her. Over the next 2 weeks, they got to know each other. Eventually, they met in real life at a "Welcome Freshstallions" barbecue at College of Stable Island. Clue found out Psi-Spider was a Changeling looking like a cross between an alicorn & a Neighponese ground spider. Her true name turned out to be "Monica Tiffany Tensai". They started dating on August 29, 2009, the day after Monica's confirmation of becoming a student. During their relationship, they also had some pretty weird adventures. The 1st really big 1 started in May 2010 & involved an inter-dimensional terrorist group called "The Green Phoenix". This also involved the restart of something Clue thought was finished in 2007. 1 of Clue's friends at this time was Joanne Jennifer Plymouth, a griffin who was Monica's roommate. During April 9, 2011, Marcia returned to Stable Island & reunited with Clue. At the end of this school year, he got kicked out of college due to some emotional issues getting in the way of his ability to concentrate on his schoolwork. Afterwards, on July 13, 2011, Tamika returned as well. Apparently, since dumping the poor stallion, she was traveling the universe. On October 14, 2011, Cluster met a Minotaur named Maury Conway by 1 of the vendors at New Yoke Comic-Con. On June 21, 2012, an alien invasion happened that pretty much caused the world to be run by an inter-dimensional empire for all of summer 2012. Clue finally got his melee weapons at that time, in the form of a plasma crowbar, a lightsaber machete, & a L.A.S.E.R. trench spike. On August 13, 2013, some disagreements came to an ultimate head when Monica both dumped Clue & kicked him out of her life. On July 2, 2014, Clue met a rather attractive, 7-feet-11-inch tall Changeling mare named "Elizabeth Jensen". Liz kidnapped Clue while masquerading as a drone from Chrysalis's twin sister's hive (on top of Clue being harassed by Sunset Shimmer after she returned to Equestria & got corrupted by vestiges of Tirek's influence). After he broke free & used the Equestrian tear network to get back home, he ran into Liz in his hometown. She explained everything, treated him to dinner, offered to be his fillyfriend as a way of apologizing for the circumstances under which they 1st met, & saved his ass from a Martian Tripod invasion. Clue & Liz's 1st adventure as a couple happened on July 27, 2014. During this time, Tirek recovered & took over Equestria once again. This time, he targeted the magicless-seeming town of New Yoke City. During this misadventure, Liz met Clue's exes & CSI buddies for the 1st time. Additionally, they fought a W'rkncacnter that Tirek summoned after it brought Chrysalis back from the dead. During this time, Clue was brought to numerous evil lairs (1 belonging to Chrysalis's sister & 1 being a hive of undead Changelings). After destroying Tirek, the gang went to dinner. As they were about to leave, they had to fight Nyarlathotep with Dreamscaper, Eldritch Note, & Necro Tonic. During the fight, Clue got caught by Chrysalis & tortured, being saved just in time. It was during this set of misadventures that Clue 1st met Prince Shining Armor, Princess Cadence, & The Mane 6. Later on, on October 5, 2014, Clue & Liz went on a week-long camping trip in a part of the Badlands called "Raven Falls". It was here that he met Liz's Changeling friends, Emily Miller Davidson (Liz's roommate), Samantha Boyd "Shempette" Horowitz (a friend of Emma's from work), Moseley Dewey "Moereen" Horowitz (Shempette's middle sister), Lorena Cheatem "Larrietta" Feinberg (a friend of Shempette & Moereen from high school theater club), Annabelle Howe "Curly Ann" Horowitz (Moereen & Shempette's youngest sister), Josephine Bodgit "Jo" Besser (worked with Moereen & Larietta in a slapstick act in college comedy club), & Joanne Scarper "Curly Jo" Wardell (Curly Jo replaced Jo in Moereen & Larietta's college comedy club slapstick act after Jo got transferred to another college). Clue also found out that Liz wasn't pure Changeling, as her mom was part-shoggoth due to an incident involving Hastur. Liz proposed to Clue here. The duo got married on April 27, 2015 & spent a 2-week honeymoon on a small Loegrian Island called "Sodor", coming back on May 13, 2015. On July 6, 2016, Clue, The Mane 6, Shining, Cadence, Chrysalis's Sister (who was now on civil terms with Cluster), & some of their friends were shuttled over to a research base on the planet of Tei Tenga, where they were on Security duty during the time leading up to a demon invasion (which they stopped) started by none other than the Dazzlings. On October 14, 2016, Clue had to divorce Liz after he let her know he was moving to Tenneighssee. On December 17, 2016, him & his family moved to Pittstallion Center, Tenneighsee. He decided to restart college at this point. His "weirdness magnet" nature didn't happen at this point. Everything went peachy until August 13, 2019, when his "weirdness magnet" nature kicked up again. On this night, in his dreams, he ran into an 8-foot-1-inch tall, Neighponese Unicorn Mare named Cannon Boom Spider. She was playing her keyboard, drawing Clue to her. Over the next 2 weeks, they got to know each other. Eventually, they met in real life at a "Welcome Freshstallions" barbecue at Pellissippi State College. Clue found out Cannon Boom Spider was a Changeling looking like a cross between an alicorn & a Neighponese orb-weaver spider. Her true name turned out to be "Machika Tabitha Toho". They started dating on August 29, 2019, the day after Machika's confirmation of becoming a student. 1 of the friendships Clue made at this time was with Janet Johanna Pelham, a griffin who was Machika's roommate. On October 14, 2009, he met 2 mares by the name of "Xander McMnamara" (an Each Uisge) & "Mara Wu" (an equinomorphic Fenghuang). They were friends of Janet from psych class. The gang had some pretty weird adventures during Clue & Machika's relationship. The 1st really big adventure Clue & Machika had as a couple started in November 2019 & involved starting a band called "Foal Camouflage", which consisted of Clue on Guitar, Machika on vocals & keyboard, Wilhelm Wong (an Eastern Weather Dragon & Janet's coltfriend) on bass, Jennifer Pukalie (A hippocampus & Wilhelm's roommate) on bongos, & Khan Ferguson (a girtablilu who was friends with Jen) on drums. On March 9, 2020, in his social studies class he met a Prench, homosexual dragon named "Joseph Jacques", born Joseph Connor Jacquard. Joseph asked Clue 1 question during the class & later began to show up at Clue's house unannounced so often that he became a fixture in Clue's life and eventually 1 of his closest friends. On April 26, 2022, Wilhelm got into an argument with Machika about record companies who were trying to get the members of Foal Camouflage to sign deals so the band could get famous, which Wilhelm didn't want due to seeing what fame does to those who have it. On June 21, 2022, the inter-dimensional empire from 2012 returned & managed to rule for all of summer 2022. Unfortunately, he lost his weapons after thwarting the invasion (which happened on September 22, 2022). Eventually, the contract arguments got bad enough that Machika usurped control of the band from Clue. Finally, on August 13, 2023, the argument came to an ultimate head when Machika kicked him out of both her life & the band. Additionally, the band broke up since Machika was the only 1 to end up signing the contract & get famous. 177 days later, on February 6, 2024, he ran into Penny for the 1st time since she moved to North Dacolta. She had become a snarky, perpetually negative, misequinic bitch with an inferiority complex directed towards mares prettier than her over the course of her college life. See Machika's biography for her involvement in the history of "Mad Boomer". A primer of the rest of its history: In April 2024, Clue, Wilhelm, & Penny discussed an idea for a band. After settling on a name, they decided to use Wilhelm's apartment as their band headquarters/practice area. Everything went peachy until October 2024. At this time, Clue met an equinomorphic sun-scarab named Nicola Wilhelmina Nour in his dreams (under similar circumstances to Machika. Nicola was a delivery mare for Emerge Technologies.). For the 1st 11 months after this, 7 of Nicola's exes were after Clue out of vengeance. On June 27, 2025, Mad Boomer was having a show in Calhoun's (A barbecue place in Gatlinburg) when Clue used his guitar (It actually belonged to Penny's younger brother, who was living with Clue's family for a while due to some home issues. It was on indefinite loan to Clue since Sound-wave & Fore-hooves started in 2007 due to Clue's own electric guitar being in disrepair by then as a result of not being used since 2004) to bash in the skull of a robot being used as a minion of exes 5 & 6, who were a pair of Neighponese Unicorn twins who happened to be expert roboticists. The neck of Clue's guitar broke irreparably, & Clue couldn't afford a new 1, meaning they had no guitar player. Mad Boomer was also having money troubles due to a lack of shows as of late. This meant the band couldn't afford a new guitar player, so they effectively had their history cut short. This happened in the middle of a party where they were performing, no less. Apparently, the invitation to perform was just a ruse to trick Clue into getting his flank pummeled by said robot. Aside from no longer having his band, he survived this ordeal with no ill effects. He ended up returning a broken guitar to said younger brother, who was annoyed but managed to get it repaired to its pre-damage state. Clue would have used his own guitar (he managed to get it fixed during the course of the loan) afterwards, but he decided to retire it since it held too many memories. He also got closure with Machika. In June 2027, Clue finished college. After Clue & Nicola got married in the end of November 2027, they got to enjoy a normal life (well, normal by Clue's standards). In December 2027, they got on the 1st train to Ponyville that they could afford. Even though they enjoyed life there, when they got new places of employment, they ended up moving around a lot. After yet another move (this time to Oxen Hill, Mareland), their house exploded (them & their stuff were intact, though) on May 2028. They ended up separated. Clue ended up in Canterlot after a long journey. As it happened, The Royal Sisters took him in.
  • Personality:
    • Positive:
      • Intelligent
      • Fun-loving
      • Determined
      • Once he puts his mind to something, he'll get it done.
      • He prefers inter-generational friendships
      • Gets along with the Mane 6.
    • Negative:
      • Not a very good listener when it comes to taking orders from his family members
      • Can be argumentative when things go wrong
      • He loses his self-control when he's either excited, annoyed, pissed, or angry.
    • Neutral:
      • He prefers the mare to wear the pants in relationships
    • Likes:
      • Science
      • Doing Stuff on his laptop
      • Horror
      • Science Fiction
      • Rail Transport
    • Dislikes:
      • Things going wrong
      • Mushrooms
      • Onions
      • Assholes
      • Tomatoes
      • Bullies
      • His handicap
    • Random quirks:
      • He expresses his imagination by acting it out.
      • He narrates his dreams in his sleep
      • He dances along to music videos that he's watching.
      • He sings along to songs playing on his devices in public.
      • He talks to himself, usually for the purpose of narrating his own imagination.
      • He's rather scatterbrained.
      • He has a bad case of "Out-of-Character Is Serious Business Syndrome".
      • He makes random popular culture jokes out of the blue.
      • He has a tendency to make lame puns of the "gives whole new meaning to" variety (examples: "dating a vampire would suck" or "dating a succubus would drain you").
      • He tends to explain jokes he makes (to be fair, that usually only happens when he feels the beings he's telling it to won't get the joke or if it's 1 of those "it's funnier or only funny at all if you explain it" jokes)
      • When listening to video game or movie soundtracks, he'll act out the scene the song plays in
      • He sometimes talks to himself when in stressful situations, so as to keep himself from suffering stress-induced madness
    • Mood: normally happy, can break down when overwhelmed
    • Expressiveness: VERY open with his feelings
    • Stability: Not very good at hiding his emotions
    • Attitude: somewhere between snarky & cheerful
    • Political Party: Independents
    • Sense of humor: Pop-culture references
    • Favorite things:
      • Favorite anime:
        • Mega Stallion
      • Favorite animated movies:
        • Titan After Equanus
        • Treasure Planet
        • The Incredibles
        • The Marvel Animated Canon
      • Favorite comic books:
        • Batstallion
        • Superstallion
        • Marvel Zombies
        • Fantastic Four
        • Spider-Stallion
        • The Avengers
        • Doctor Strange
        • Captain Equestria
        • Iron Stallion
      • Favorite graphic novels:
        • Watchstallions
      • Favorite literature:
        • Novels:
          • A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
          • Dirk Gently, by Douglas Adams
        • Novellas:
          • The Railway Series
        • Short stories:
          • Philip K. Dick's work
          • H.P. Lovecolt's work
      • Favorite Live-action movies:
        • Evil Dead I
        • Evil Dead II
        • Army of Darkness
        • Serenity
        • Daring Do
        • Ghostbusters
        • Ghostbusters II
        • The Three Stooges
        • Harold & Kumar
        • The Hangover
        • Underworld
        • End of Days
        • This is the End
        • The Shining
        • Jurassic Park
      • Favorite live-action TV shows:
        • 2 Broke Fillie$
        • A Series of Unfortunate Events
        • Doctor Whooves
        • Equestrian Housewife
        • Mom
        • New Filly
        • Scorpion
        • Speechless
        • Star Trek
        • Svengoolie
        • The Big Bang Theory
        • Torchwood
        • Two and a Half Stallions
      • Favorite music:
        • Soundtrack
        • Electronic
        • Rock
      • Favorite original internet media:
        • The Special Containment Procedures Foundation
        • Freestallion's Mind
        • Homestar Trotter
        • The Quirky Misadventures of Soldine the Cyborg
        • Serial web videos in general
      • Favorite radio shows:
        • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
        • The Goon Show
      • Favorite video games:
        • Marathon 1
        • Marathon 2: Durandal
        • Marathon Infinity: Blood Tides of L'Howon
        • Haλf-Life 1
        • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 1: Opposing Force
        • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 2: Blue Shift
        • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 3: Decay
        • Haλf-Life 2
        • Haλf-Life 2 Expansion Pack 0: Lost Coast
        • Haλf-Life 2 Mission Pack 1: Episode 1
        • Haλf-Life 2 Mission Pack 2: Episode 2
        • Schwarz Highλands: Source
        • The Ultimate Doom I: Evil Unleashed
        • Doom II: Tartarus on Equanus
        • Final DOOM
        • Doom: The Absolution 64
        • Master Levels for Doom II
        • Freedoom Phase 1
        • Freedoom Phase 2
        • Freedoom Deathmatch
        • Doom 3
        • Doom 3 Mission Pack 1: Resurrection of Evil
        • Quake I
        • Quake I Mission Pack Number 1: Scourge of Armagon
        • Quake I Mission Pack Number 2: Dissolution of Eternity
        • Quake II
        • Quake II Mission Pack 1: The Reckoning
        • Quake II Mission Pack 2: Ground Zero
        • Quake III: Arena
        • Quake III: Arena Mission Pack 1 - Team Arena
        • Heretic I: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
        • Hexen I: Beyond Heretic
        • Hexen I: Beyond Heretic Mission Pack 1 - Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
        • Hexen II
        • Hexen II Mission Pack 1: Portals of Praevus
        • Wolfenstein 3D 1
        • Wolfenstein 3D 2: Spear of Destiny
        • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
        • Team Stable 1
        • Team Stable Classic
        • Enemy Territory Stable
        • Stable Forever
        • Team Stable 2
        • The Original Strife: Quest for the Sigil - Veteran Edition
        • Portal 1
        • Portal 2
        • Blood 1: Spill Some - One Unit Whole Blood
        • Duke Nukem
      • Favorite "western" animated TV shows:
        • Code: Lyocolt
        • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
        • Teen Titans
        • The Real Ghostbusters
        • The Simpsons
        • Futurama
        • Family Guy
        • Equestrian Dad
        • Ed, Edd, n' Eddy
        • Beavis And Plot-Head
      • Favorite food:
        • Seafood stuff in general
        • Caesar salad
        • Vegetable soup
      • Favorite Color: Puce
      • Favorite Place: Tenneighsee
      • Favorite flavors: Chocolate
      • Favorite Drinks:
        • Tea
        • Seltzer
      • Favorite Genres:
        • Science Fiction
        • Fantasy
        • Horror
      • Favorite subjects: Science
      • Favorite Numbers:
        • 13
        • 42
        • Pi
      • Favorite websites:
        • Tumblr
        • Deviantart
        • Facebook
        • Steam
        • Wikipedia
        • Twitter
      • Favorite words:
        • Spoon
        • Spork
        • Pootis
        • Zark
      • Favorite Quotation: "In order to understand 1's adversaries, 1 must 1st understand oneself"
      • Favorite solo musicians:
        • Kelly Bailey
        • Mike Morasky
        • Ken Ashcorp
        • AC Slater
        • Aubrey Hodges
        • Andrey Avkhimovich
        • Ben Houge
        • Chris Jensen
        • Cheese Sandwich
        • David Bowie
        • DJ Dain
        • Jay-Z
        • John Cage
        • Josh Fix
        • Kyle "M31" Tippets
        • Larry Stephens
        • Mikix the Cat
        • Peter Schilling
        • Ronnie "Joy Electric" Martin
      • Favorite bands:
        • Anthropia
        • The Beatles
        • Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
        • Eagles
        • J.T. Music
        • Mekong Delta
        • Seventh Impulse
        • Shiny Toy Guns
        • The Dagon Tabernacle Choir
        • The Gothic Archies
        • The Great Old Ones
        • The National
        • The KLF
        • The Subdigitals
        • U2
    • Least Favorite things:
      • Least favorite Color: Green
      • Least Favorite animal: Jumping Spiders
      • Least Favorite place: Mexicolt
      • Least favorite foods: Cherries
      • Least favorite Drink: Malta
      • Least Favorite Genre: opera
      • Least Favorite Books:
      • Least Favorite Movie: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
      • Least Favorite Games:
        • Counter-Strike (too many cheaters)
        • Call of Duty (he hates shooters of this type in general, as there's no fun in the lack of challenge)
      • Least favorite "western animated" TV show: Chowder
      • Least favorite Live Action TV show: Drake & Josh
      • Least favorite music: Any electronic music that isn't geeky, filk, or a game soundtrack
      • Least favorite subject: Gym
      • Least favorite Numbers:
        • 7
        • 9
      • Least Favorite website: MySpace
      • Least favorite word: Putz
      • Least favorite quotation: "Your Patience Will Be Rewarded"
    • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual (he has some stereotypically "gay" habits, but he is completely straight as far as his love life is concerned)
    • Morality: "Screw the rules, I'm doing what's right!"
    • Philosophy: Everypony's needs are equal, as long as they are reasonable
    • Mental health:
      • Disorders:
        • Asperger's Syndrome
        • Slight paranoia (He always turned out to be right)
      • Addictions:
        • Socialization
      • Phobias:
        • Betrayal by somepony he trusts
      • Takes Risperdal, Concerta, & Divalproex for his Asperger's
    • Strengths: Loyal (He considers porn to be cheating)
    • Weaknesses: Coward
    • Perception: Feels disqualified from reality
    • Soft spot: smart people
    • Cruel streak: those who wrong his friends
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Power trio: Id
    • Sexual:
      • Turn-on:
        • Violently protective
        • Loves him for his personality
        • Dominant
        • Kind
        • Able to beat him on an intellectual level
        • Shares his interests
        • Muscular
        • Taller than him
        • Hot
        • Loyal
      • Position: Submissive
      • Fetishes:
        • Dolls & inanimate objects coming alive
        • Has BDSM-related nightmares, but not the fetish
    • Etiquette: Polite
    • Vice: excessive self-deprecation
    • Virtue: loyalty
    • Signature Expletive: "Grease & Oil!". He uses it as his own way of saying "Holy Manure!". It's intended as a reference to the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends episode "World's Strongest Engine" (Cluster's personal favorite episode from Season 6), where Devious Diesel the Rank Engine said it in response to the foiling of yet another of his plans
    • Catchphrase: "Villain, prepare to suffer Fatum Iustum Stultorum!"
    • Signature Insult: "YOU ARE A SPAWN OF NECRONOMICON!"
    • Tagline: "Things are not always what they seem."
    • Hobbies:
      • Doing stuff with other ponies on the Internet
      • Spending time with his friends.
      • Writing stories
      • Video Gaming
      • Drawing
    • Closet Hobbies: Researching demonology
    • Guilty Pleasure: Looking at foal's cartoons on YouTube
  • Items:
    • 1 slate gray 5th generation iPod Touch
    • 1 black 1st Generation iPad Mini
    • 1 Eurocom Panther 5SE laptop
    • 3 pairs of retractable headphones
    • 2 retractable Universal Serial Bus A-Male standard to Universal Serial Bus Mini peripheral cables
    • 1 non-retractable Universal Serial Bus A-Male standard to Universal Serial Bus Mini peripheral cables
    • 1 Registered Jack 45 Ethernet Cable
    • 1 4-port Universal Serial Bus 1.0 hub
    • 1 4-port Universal Serial Bus 2.0 hub in the shape of Doctor Time Turner Whooves' Type 40 Time And Relative Dimension In Space Travel Capsule as it appeared in his 11th incarnation
    • 2 3-foot retractable Universal Serial Bus 1.0 to Universal Serial Bus Micro cables compatible with both Universal Serial Bus 1.0 (up to 12 megabits per second) & Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (up to 480 megabits per second)
    • 1 Aperture Science Sentry Turret desktop replica with a 3-foot retractable Universal Serial Bus 1.0 to Universal Serial Bus Mini cable compatible with both Universal Serial Bus 1.0 (up to 12 megabits per second) & Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (up to 480 megabits per second)
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus flash drive with a 32 megabyte capacity
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus Flash Drive with a 1 gigabyte capacity
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus Flash Drive with a 2 gigabyte capacity
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus Flash Drive with a 16 gigabyte capacity.
    • 1 Targus Compact BlueTrace Mouse
    • 4 Digital Versatile Disc+Rewritable discs, each with a capacity of 4.7 gigabytes
    • 1 non-retractable Apple 30-pin to Universal Serial Bus iPod Touch 4th generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 1 retractable Apple 30-pin to Universal Serial Bus iPod Touch 4th generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 1 non-retractable 6.6-foot Apple Lightning to Universal Serial Bus iPad Mini 1st generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 1 non-retractable 6.6-foot Apple Lightning to Universal Serial Bus iPod Touch 5th generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 2 5-watt Apple handheld device charger cable wall adapters
    • 2 Apple handheld device charger automobile outlet adapters
    • 1 cash wallet
    • 1 plastic card document storing wallet
    • 1 red fez
    • 1 black pair of glasses
    • 1 super crossbow
    • 1 M1 Carbine/Ruger Mark 3 combo gun
    • 1 grappling hook gun
    • 1 plasma crowbar
    • 1 light-saber machete
    • 1 umbrella
    • 1 laser trench knife
    • 101 C-4 charges
    • 101 dynamite packs
    • 1 Schwarz Highlands XV11,382 Displacer Cannon
      • Specifications:
        • Ammunition Used: Uranium-238 Cells (see below for reserve information)
        • Weapon Capacity: 5 Uranium-238 Cells
        • Damage: Instant death to pony-sized creatures.
        • Secondary trigger opens up a menu used to set fire mode.
        • Fire modes:
          • Rift blast:
            • Fires a portal that flies in the direction the user aims in
            • The portal travels until it impacts the 1st solid object in the line of fire.
            • Anything pony-sized or smaller is torn apart by pieces of it being teleported to different locations.
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
            • Splash damage means that this weapon's primary trigger shouldn't be used in close ranges
          • Self-teleport:
            • Coordinates work by syncing with the user's mind, allowing the user to make it take him or her wherever they want with a thought.
            • Splash damage applies to those nearby
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Stationary portal:
            • Generates a 2-way stationary portal (it just appears in the spot that the user is aiming at).
            • This can be used to generate a portal network.
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Portal clearer:
            • Removes any fire mode 3 portals the user created.
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Item warp:
            • Teleports any solid object that the user is aiming at to a network portal
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Networked self-warp:
            • Teleports the user directly to a selected network portal
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
        • Attack Interval:
          • 2.5 seconds between rift blasts (24 shots per minute)
          • 2 seconds between shots for all other modes (30 shots per minute)
        • Shot capacity per magazine:
          • Up to 100 shots of each fire mode
        • This gun has perfect accuracy
        • It can be aimed using the attached targeting monitor & camera.
        • It has a built-in Zero-Point Energy Field System with the following abilities:
          • In addition to its normal ability to pick up objects, it can extend the zero-point energy field to move them further away from the user, even through Displacement fields, up to a distance of several meters away.
          • It can also physically grab and re-position Displacement Fields from any distance.
          • Solid objects grabbed by the zero-point energy field can be rotated on all three axes.
          • Has a punting-ball launcher, similar to the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator Gravity Gun. This can be used with the zero-point energy field, allowing it to throw objects.
        • Its Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator abilities are on the level of those of the Dark Energy Gravity Gun.
        • It can alter the effective area of the Displacement Fields it generates.
    • 1 set of Impact armor. Makes the wearer immune to self-damage & fall damage.
    • 500 spare Uranium-238 Cells, spread across 5 cases of 100 units each, each case contains 20 magazines (ammunition for the Schwarz Highlands XV11,382 Displacer Cannon)
    • 1,100 spare 5.7 millimeter by 15.6 millimeter 0.22 Long Rifle cartridges (ammunition for the Ruger Mark 3)
    • 3,000 spare 7.62 millimeter by 33 millimeter 0.30 Carbine cartridges (ammunition for the M1 Carbine)
    • 1 black iPhone 5
    • 1 copy of the Holy Book of Armaments
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ShadowSketch91's avatar
i understand that he IS your ponysna, but honestly, that amount of background and items owned is a bit too much IMO.

If you want to make it a bit more interesting then short but strong stories work miracles, but reading through this seems like a chore for someone like me, who isn't all that much into reading, and truth be told i didn't read it all the way.

the first part about looks and interests is looking good, it represents you as a pony, which is exactly what a ponysona is supposed to do, with some nice add ons, like the fez, and mustache (at least i am assuming that's what it's supposed to be, but it's hard to tell from the side).
Apart from the really long background and amount of listed items owned, i like your OC :)
human-groveback's avatar
Well, his entire background (up to the second half of 2014, & aside from the "alien invasion" thing) consists of ponifications of stuff that happened to me in real life. The OCs I created are all ponyverse representations of creatures who were involved with me in real life. The Changeling thing in regards to his love-life is because I'm a magnet for the supernatural in real life, & all but 2 of the girls I've dated were members of supernatural shapeshifting species. As to the items, he keeps the electronics in a laptop bag & isn't dumb enough to bring a gun to anywhere that he wouldn't have any legal reason to (so he doesn't bring weapons with him on vacation, to public places, or events). He will, however, bring weapons if he's going through something requiring them (like an action movie scenario).
ShadowSketch91's avatar
i understand that his background is yours but then ponyfied, what i am saying is that this is simply too much information to take in at once.

Professional character concept artists don't make up the background stories of their characters this long, they make it short and snappy so that it leaves a good impression, leaving behind a magnum opus often leaves the majority of readers uninterested.
As for the additional pieces of information...again, too much piling up.

I understand that this is you as a pony, but people often don't care for everyone's entire life story, so adding it to the ponysona, is something i definitely not recommend at all.

Also, i come back to the point, i never read through the backstory, nor the listed items owned ( a ipad/phone seems a bit wonky in the MLP universe but i've seen stranger things pass by with others).

On a side note though, i would like to assure that none of my words are meant to be hurtful, it's advice, with which you can do what you want of course.

human-groveback's avatar
I was just trying to go a different route than most people. You're the first person not to like something about the character.
ShadowSketch91's avatar
it's not that i don't like the character, it's the massively oversized background i dislike, it's too much too read.

Also, going a different route can be a good thing, but for most things, there are reasons as to why people do stuff in a certain way.

in this particular case, the best known characters throughout their genres 
(Naruto in the anime scene as an example) all tell their story and background while the current story surrounding them is going on, making a fluidly moving dynamic story.

If every character that is well known throughout their respective media would have a Bio of them presented before the show even started, it would probably never have gotten of the ground.

A short list of physical properties as well as personal psych profile (their general way of life so to speak) is enough.

Again, i like your character, you express your own interests and manage to find a way to make it work in the MLP universe, and that's all you would need to start a ponysona really.
human-groveback's avatar
Still, this is just the overview. A lot of stuff mentioned in the bio will get explored in more detail in my stories about the character (1 of which is in progress).
ShadowSketch91's avatar
fair enough.

And as i said, i do like your sona, i might actually do a request ( a simple one that is) once i'm done with the others that came before, although just like a minute ago i finished the second one :P
human-groveback's avatar
Something to keep in mind for the steampunk pony picture of him: he's an astrobiologist (someone who studies extraterrestrial life) & a computer nerd.
Ognimod's avatar
You an illegitimate brony? You haven't seen me. Not only do I deliberately avoid a high amount of fan-stuff (with some exceptions), I think it goes against everything the show stands for.
human-groveback's avatar
With me, the only thing I did related to the fan-base was looking at fan-stuff initially. I started watching the show during the wait for Season 3. I looked at Expanded Universe stuff (comics, magazine stories) at this time. My ponysona is the 1st bit of fan-stuff I actually created myself. I just don't buy the merchandise or participate in community happenings. To me, a true brony actually does all of the above (watch the show, check out Expanded Universe stuff, make fan-stuff, look at fan-stuff, buy merchandise, participate in community happenings) at least once. Anyway, what do you think of Writing Brain?
Ognimod's avatar
He's alright, if a bit too lucky to have met so many good Changelings. Parts of it seem lifted from Scott Pilgrim (rival school and kidnapping, Boom Spider kicking Writing out of his own band), although Scott's brain would have gotten even more warped if even half of Writing's life had happened to him.
human-groveback's avatar
Well, I based his backstory on my own in real life (yes, I actually got kidnapped by some girls from a rival school when I was supposed to do a presentation with another girl. Notice how, in Scott Pilgrim, it was a girl who got kidnapped by dudes. Also, the incident I lived through did not involve video game physics. Additionally, my band really is going through some tension currently & my girlfriend is trying to overthrow my authority in it). The changeling thing is because when it comes to relationships, I'm a magnet for the supernatural & my girlfriends tend to be members of mythological shape shifting species. See my reply to a previous commenter for clarification.
human-groveback's avatar
I've lived a pretty fucked-up love life. Here's Writing Brain's cutie mark.
Narflarg's avatar
Personally i like the color combo. Not too overdone but looks nice at the same time.
human-groveback's avatar
I based the coat color on my real-life skin color. & my mane generally looks like that in real life. The only thing missing is a beard. & yes, I own a fez in real live (they're cool!). Finally, his biography is basically my real-life back-story. In my MLP ficverse, different real-world mythological shape-shifter species are represented by Changeling species whose non-shifted forms are a hybrid of an alicorn & the non-shifted form of the actual species. Examples:
  • Kitsunes (Japanese spirit-foxes) resemble a hybrid between an alicorn & a Japanese Red Fox
  • Bakenekos (Japanese spirit-cats) resemble a cross between an alicorn & a Japanese bobcat
  • Kelpies (Scottish horse-demons) are represented by "Royal Wedding Incident" Changelings
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