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A thirtysomething Brony from Pennsylvania with a library degree. I also have a Patreon.

Total Words: 423,640
Estimated Reading: 1 days, 4 hours

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  • 2w, 6d
    Just saw Suicide Squad.

    Okay, I don't know what critics expect from a superhero movie, but it clearly isn't what I expect from a superhero movie, because I absolutely loved Suicide Squad. As far as I'm concerned, it's a toss-up between this movie and Deadpool for best superhero movie of 2016.

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  • 3w, 4d
    Epilogues

    As you can probably guess, I've had epilogues on my mind for the past week or so, largely because so many readers think that Transdementia needs one. As it happens, I did have an idea for an epilogue... but when it came time to write the last chapter, it seemed to work better to have Surprise make her introduction before Pinkie Pie left. I also toyed with the idea of having the scene with the return to Equestria serve as an epilogue, but let's face it, if you didn't think it worked as the final scene of the final chapter, you won't think it works as a stand-alone epilogue.

    The whole point of epilogues is to clean up loose ends, and to be honest, I can't really think of any potential loose ends that actually need to be cleaned up. Several comments suggest that Discord's reveal to the rest of the Mane 6 would work, but I doubt anyone would have trouble guessing what their reaction would be (and besides, it has little to do with the plot of the rest of the story). I could, perhaps show Sunset being taken to prison and dwelling on her ruminations, but that would only work if I was using it to set up a later story, and as of this writing, I don't really have any ideas for the next story--at least, none that could be teased without feeling awkward and forced.

    I get that you think the ending's abrupt. To be honest, I don't think it's perfect, either. However, at this time I can't think of anything that wouldn't just replace one set of imperfections with another. If I do manage to come up with an idea that I like, you can be sure I'll implement it.

    EDIT: Sigh... I don't know why, but for whatever reason, writing down all the reasons I'm sure a problem is unsolvable always seems to convince my recalcitrant brain to come up with a solution. I've changed the status of Transdementia back to "Incomplete." (Sorry to inconvenience those who already sorted it into "Completed Stories" bookshelves.) I hope this idea works as well as I think it will.

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  • 4w, 3d
    Update.

    The next chapter of Transdementia is now in its final stages of revision; you can expect it relatively soon.

    I should also probably point out that it's going to be the story's final chapter. When it's all said and done, this story won't be quite as long as Pandelirium, but it'll be close.

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  • 5w, 6d
    PSA

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  • 7w, 21h
    Na na na na, Na na na na...

    So, on a whim, I decided to see how difficult it would be to find a heavy metal cover of the 60's bubblegum classic "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" on YouTube. As it turns out, the answer is "not difficult at all."

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This story is a sequel to Let's Kill Tirek

No one has said ever said that being the Dragon Lord was easy, even under normal circumstances, but in the early days of her reign, Ember has been performing her duties admirably, walking the delicate balance of Draconian politics with aplomb. However, during a diplomatic visit to Equestria, she runs into a snag when she finds herself in the crosshairs of the lovestruck tail of the local chimera. It seems that it's not particularly wise to get between a viper and the dragon of her dreams.

Artwork by Page Turner.

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16th May 2016
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16th May 2016
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This story is a sequel to Pandelirium

Things have started to settle down since Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie were crowned as princesses of Equestria, but that doesn't mean that any semblance of normalcy will be arriving. The first major summit of Equestria's ruling princesses is cut short when a thief steals the Element of Magic and escapes to another world. However, because of Pinkie's rather unique skillset, Celestia sends her to retrieve it, rather than Twilight. But even though the other Element-bearers will be staying behind, Pinkie won't have to face this task alone....

This story is a continuation of the plotline begun in The Petriculture Cycle. The first story can be found here.

Artwork (and original story idea) by Page Turner. TV Tropes page by an unknown number of anonymous persons on the internet.

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14th Jun 2015
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2nd Aug 2016
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This story is a sequel to On the Courtship Behavior of Swamp-Dwelling Chimeras

Learning to read is rather challenging under normal circumstances, but it doesn't help when your other two heads would rather be courting or hunting. So far, though, Agatha has risen to the challenge admirably under the tutelage of Twilight Sparkle herself—or at least she did before the day she and her sisters walked into Ponyville to discover the burnt-out husk of the library tree. Worst of all, though, was that even though few of the books survived, the bastard who committed this unspeakable crime is still alive....

For now.

Artwork by Page Turner

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5th Apr 2015
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5th Apr 2015
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This story is a sequel to Apex

Finding love is hard enough under normal circumstances, but it's even more complicated when you're the tail of a chimera. As much as Irene may want a fairy-tale romance, her fantasies have so far been stymied by her sisters' rather different opinions on the matter, not to mention the limited choice of species available to chimeras (well, to chimeras who want to have children, that is). However, when the orange pony with the delicious pies gets herself cornered during a delivery, she claims to be the personal friend of a dragon... and apparently, he's single!

Artwork by Page Turner.

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27th Feb 2015
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27th Feb 2015
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It’s never particularly easy being at the top of the food chain, even under normal circumstances, but Eleanor’s circumstances are hardly normal: as one-third of the chimera who prowls the fire geyser swamp south of Ponyville, the tigress must deal with all of the usual stresses that come with being an apex predator, and she has to manage two bickering sisters who simply refuse to shut up and do as they’re told. However, she and her sisters face an unexpected challenge when they come across evidence that a new predator is trying to push into their territory.

(For anyone who's concerned about the gore tag, the violence in this story is of the sort that is typical of a nature documentary. If you can handle the stuff on the Discovery Channel, you shouldn't have too much trouble with this.)

Artwork by Page Turner.

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30th May 2014
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30th May 2014
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This story is a sequel to π

After Twilight Sparkle made her biggest secret public much earlier than she'd originally planned, the lives of the Element-Bearers and their closest friends somehow managed to become even more complicated than they already were. Yet despite the flurry of all of the added activity this brings, Princess Celestia decides to undertake a particularly ambitious project: the reformation of Discord. She delegates the task to Penumbra Noctis, who, more than anypony else, can empathize with the draconequus' situation, and who is therefore best suited to showing Discord the magic of friendship. On the surface, it's a very reasonable plan.

Unfortunately, Discord has never had much patience for reason.

This is the fifth and final story in The Petriculture Cycle. Reading the first four stories, which begin here, is highly recommended.

Artwork by Page Turner. TV Tropes page by an unknown number of anonymous persons on the internet.

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22nd May 2013
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24th Dec 2013
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This story is a sequel to Avocation

Life in Ponyville has been relatively quiet recently, which is somewhat surprising, given that the town's librarian tried to usurp the Equestrian throne only a few months ago. Aside from the appearance of a grumpy pegasus who set up shop as a cloudsmith, the aftermath is so unnoticeable that most ponies aren't even aware that the incident happened at all. Unfortunately, all that's about to change, thanks to the return of a certain revenge-obsessed showmare....

This is the fourth story in The Petriculture Cycle; reading the first three stories, which begin here, is highly recommended.

The artwork was provided by Page Turner, and the TV Tropes entry can be found here.

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2nd Mar 2013
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2nd Apr 2013
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It's been twelve years since Applejack's ascent to her current status as the Earth Goddess, Princess Mara of Equestria. In that time, she's gotten quite used to her duties, be they ceremonial, executive, or judicial in nature. But when she's called upon to rule on a particularly contentious lawsuit involving some of the most obnoxious ponies from her past, the results may end up altering the very nature of Equestrian law.

This story is a spin-off of Blue Print's Appleverse, however, it's not necessary to read his stories first (though I do recommend them for a more thorough explanation of the backstory).

Cover image by Page Turner

First Published
7th Jan 2013
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This story is a sequel to Inscape

Penumbra seeks gainful employment. Hilarity ensues.

This is the third story in The Petriculture Cycle. The TV Tropes entry can be found here.

Artwork by Page Turner.

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7th Dec 2012
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When Fluttershy received her certification as a fog specialist, she only wanted a plausible excuse to write off the expenses associated with her ground-based house on her taxes. However, when an accident in Cloudsdale sends a blanket of industrial-grade clouds rolling towards Ponyville, Fluttershy suddenly finds herself in charge of coordinating the response, mostly because she's the only fog specialist in the area. Can our heroine step up to the challenge at hoof, or will she risk facing the wrath of the Equestrian Revenue Service?

Artwork by Page Turner. Now with a TVTropes page!

First Published
18th Sep 2012
Last Modified
3rd Nov 2014