• T Just A Couple of Ponies

    Applejack, Twilight, and Rainbow Dash really enjoy each other's company. So much so that some ponies are beginning to wonder about them. Twilight and Applejack are a couple after all, so why does Dash seem to tag along everywhere?
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Yep, you're reading that right!

It's time!

Time fer what, Sugarcube?

Time for the AppleDashLight contest to begin!

That's now?!

Well shucks, that's great!

I know, I'm so excited

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Well, I'm glad you asked, Twilight, because I'll tell ya!

That's the point of me asking, yes.

Quiet, you.


The theme of the contest is: No theme at all! You can write any romance story about the three!

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No Clop

No Anthro

No Crossovers

No Humans in Equestria, or Ponies on Earth.

Humanized is allowed, however.

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Second Place will win: A vector commission by KrazyTheFox, plus one of the remaining games!

Third place will win: One of the remaining games!

Good luck, everyone!

And if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask either myself, Krazythefox, or Jondor!

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#1 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

Does it have to be a romantic relationship?

#2 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


Yes. These are romance fics that we're looking for - either in an existing relationship, or developped from scratch.

#3 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

Ooh. I liked Synchronicity, so I'm curious to see what stories will come out of this!

#4 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

More awesome contests.... Tchernobog, I hate you. In an awesome way, of course :pinkiehappy: Because this is gonna give us a lot of good stories and the rules, I must say, are interesting, very interesting. I mean, mystery? Adventure? Horror? Oh, yeah.

But, for now, I will stay away of this contest. My last attempt showed that I need a good idea and a clear mind before writing a good story that works correctly. You should know that :twilightsmile:

Who knows in the future? There is a lot of time. Maybe some lightning hit me and give me twhat I need. Anyway, I'll watch very closely this contest :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

#5 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

I might be interested, maybe an adventure type of thing, if my current projects ever get a stop.

Current working on: TwiShy, Scootabelle.

Yea i can probably work on this a little, I may or may not be done with it in time tho.

But thanks for putting a idea in my head :twilightsmile:

#6 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


Incomplete fics are welcome as well - and if they're good, you could win it anyways :) I look forward to what you do if you participate!

#7 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

No Humans in Equestria, or Ponies on Earth.

Aaand of course I get tons of ideas involving humans being the bad guys in a horror story. It's too damn perfect.


#8 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


Sorry. They just tend to detract from the ponies too much to make for a good story. :twilightsheepish:

Still, you could adapt the ideas to fit other creatures perhaps. Worldbuilding, hoooo! :ajsmug:

#9 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

But what if I want to write a story where they're all ghosts and they give each other ghosty smooches? :pinkiegasp:

>>1650755 >>1650764

Introducing the minax: body of a minotaur, head of a sphinx! :pinkiecrazy:

#10 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


That would be a bit odd. And live smoochies are better! :rainbowlaugh:

#11 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

I'm going to go into my blushing corner at you featuring my question...

#12 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

Well, so much for that. I was thinking about writing something for the contest, but I've got no ideas for those genres.

#13 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


Aw. May I ask what the idea was? I'd still love to see it. And who knows, it's early. You may yet have an idea :twilightsmile:

#14 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1650840 Well, I did have the beginnings of an idea about an AppleDashLight, but it wasn't Adventure, Mystery, or Horror, so it wouldn't fit the contest. I'll throw it on my ever-expanding list of 'Potential Stories' and maybe I'll get around to writing it one day.

#15 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


Ah, well. I'll keep an eye out for it ! :rainbowkiss:

#16 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·



#17 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

A contest?

Oh my...I remember the last contest I entered, and I'm not entirely certain I want to go through that ordeal again. On the other hand, I haven't exactly been writing much lately...so maybe a change in pace might help offset things.

I'll need to think it over.

#18 · 99w, 5d ago · · 4 ·

I have the BEST idea for a fic. Twilight and Rainbow are wishing farewell to Applejack as she is moving to Appleloosa after her farm went under. They are all in love still, so they're all still in a relationship, and Twilight and Rainbow will just be exchanging letters with Applejack from a distance. This allows me to get the background pony out of the way and focus MOSTLY on the TwiDash of the story... And it'll still be a AppleDashLight, because they still love Applejack; she just had to move to a new town and Twilight and Rainbow couldn't follow.

Mwahahahahahaha... My plan is BRILLIANT!

#20 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

Challenge accepted! Are we allowed to take insperstion from things like silent hill and such as long as it's not a direct cross over?

#21 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


I think that's okay - general ideas, the mood perhaps - though obviously not a cut/paste of names and such! ;)

#22 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


Believe me when I say that wont be a problem, I was thinking more the style of the monsters in it and the whole town being ruled by darkness ideas.

(Also that was a quick reply)

#23 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·


I'm bored at work and always have a fimfic tab open, so I see notifications near instantly. :twilightblush:

That sounds like what we're looking for! I look forward to your entry :pinkiecrazy:

#24 · 99w, 4d ago · · ·


Yeah, we'll see.

I'm going to write the story (Twilight Sparkle, horror), and see what happens. It's quite possibly going to end up with shipping, in which case I'll include it in the competition.

#25 · 99w, 4d ago · · ·


Two words: desktop notifications. Best thing that will ever happen to you.

#26 · 97w, 6d ago · · ·

i'am guessing that we submit our story's hear or are you going to make a separate post or that? :rainbowhuh:

#27 · 97w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1698384 you can submit it to fimfic as a story then link it here, or have it someplace like gdocs and link it here!

#28 · 97w, 1d ago · · ·

Is it ok to hawe a AppleDash and a Twishy or do Twilight got to be part of the AppleDash.:rainbowhuh:

Because if that is the case i might hawe to remove my self from the contest. :ajsleepy:

#29 · 97w, 1d ago · · ·


The point is really the triad - AJ, Dash, and Twi. It's a romantic relationship between the three, not a romatic relationship between two, plus friendshipping for a third.

#30 · 97w, 1d ago · · ·


Ok no prop i will step down, i will however thank you for putting the idea in my head and got some work into it. :raritywink:

I wish all the contestants good luck and i hope you will reed "The island of love" by me when it comes out :twilightsmile: (That only happened due to this contest so i'll hope that you will give it a shot :twilightblush:)

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