17th Jun 2013
17th Jun 2013
Twilight makes a trip across town in search of something to wake her up. Sometimes awareness is where we least expect it.
Warning: Contains unnecessarily verbose, overly-complicated, inscrutably dense literary self-indulgence.
Now in the process of being dissected in a series of blog posts—check them out if you'd like some help understanding the story:
All included satire is at the permission of the respective authors (allusions are another matter).
While re-shelving books at the library, Twilight discovers a journal she gave to Spike years ago contains stories about the great dragon hero Captain Invincible, who fights for Truth, Justice, and the Equestrian Way, defending the city of Ponytopolis from the diabolical Dr. Spectra and other assorted dangers.
There's just two problems: Spike clearly wanted the stories to be kept private, and Twilight just can't stop reading them.
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Sly Clop is a laid back slacker who runs one of Ponyville's only porn shops on Soresaddle Street. He is a regular customer of Hard Cider's "gentlecolt's club", the Knife and Apple, where he regularly shoots the breeze with Rainbow Dash, who's seen better days.
One day, his only employee quits, and he's forced to hire a new one, starting a new awkward relationship with Lyra, who needs cash. What follows is a lighthearted fic with dark undertones that I hope you'll enjoy.
And if I haven't convinced you enough by this point, no, this not a clopfic.
New cover image by mickf18 on deviantART (DeusExKane here).
King Sombra has a problem. A Twilight Sparkle shaped problem. The evil ruler of the Crystal Kingdom is about to be overthrown unless he can hold out until reinforcements arrive.
Seven days of keeping Twilight at bay. What's the worst that can happen?
All he has to lose is his self-respect and dignity...
On a dark night filled with even darker magics, an insane cult attempts to give Nightmare Moon a body and life of her own, utterly separate from Princess Luna. But, when the spell is interrupted by Celestia, something unexpected is created.
Now, a little black alicorn filly named Nyx finds herself living under the care of Twilight Sparkle, only to be haunted by memories and emotions from her past. Is she Nightmare Moon reborn or is she simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of her own? Can Twilight Sparkle protect Nyx from those who refuse to see past her dragon eyes and black coat?
Or, will Nyx be forced to inherit the sins that may not even be hers and become the greatest evil Equestria has ever known?
When a magical experiment backfires, Applejack finds herself in the midst of a dystopian nightmare that pits pony against pony amidst the omnipresent threat of war with the neighbouring griffon empire. With only her wits, and a ragtag band of earth pony resistance fighters to aid her, Applejack must confront both her former friend, and the reality that she may never get back to the world she knows ever again...
Cover by my pre-reader, Expository Brony.
Humans... humans are such a bizarre race. Capable of the greatest benevolence and the worst atrocities. And yet, they're so very predictable. For you see, while societies may die, and nations may crumble, one thing will remain constant: the desire to survive.
I should know. I was there when everything fell.