1. Member Since 5th Mar, 2012
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A thirtysomething Brony from Pennsylvania with a library degree. I also have a Patreon.

Total Words: 357,927
Estimated Reading: 23 hours, 51 minutes

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  • Friday
    Assistance?

    Hey, everyone. As many of you know, I'm currently writing an EQG story. As many of you also know, I'm in my thirties, and thus haven't been in high school for about 15 years or so. Thus, I'm finding it difficult to remember what some of the standard practices are.

    Long story short, I can't remember how (or even if) new students were introduced in high school, so I'm hoping some of my readers whose memories haven't faded can fill me in.

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  • 1w, 1d
    This was unexpected...

    I recently checked in on my deviantArt account for the first time in, well... quite a while. I haven't been using it much, mostly because it's basically a place for an online backup of all my other stuff to begin with, so actually maintaining it can get a little tedious at times. Still, while there, I found that someone had left me feedback on The Petriculture Cycle (and not just the stories that I posted as a backup years ago; the whole thing up to Pandelirium). It was somewhat interesting, to say the least.

    Alright, I don't use deviantart, but I don't even have an account on fimfiction, so I just wanted to give you a thumbs-up. I'm sure you've got plenty already from bronies and pegasisters(?) alike, but just thought you could use the proof that the Petriculture Cycle was very, very good even to a non-MLP fan.

    Now if this were AO3 you'd have gotten about a thousand kudos already. I cried and everything (and then I quickly dried my tears because it turned out Discord wasn't dead, whoops).

    Is there anything else to add to this note? I don't know! Bravo, very good, I hope you actually check your inbox or whatever because otherwise this will be awkward.

    Keep writing, MLP or not. *salutes*

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  • 1w, 4d
    On the Joy of Tedious Self-Promotion

    You know, these days, I often find myself wondering if it's worth the trouble to keep notifying EQD every time I post a chapter in the Petriverse. It would seem that everyone who's interested in seeing more of the story would be aware that there's more story to be had. Yet lo and behold, when, on a complete whim, I checked the comments section of their most recent mass story update post, there was someone expressing surprise that Petriculture actually had sequels.*

    In any case, I guess the lesson is that there's always someone who managed to miss all your prior attempts to get their attention.

    For those of you who already knew this, I offer the consolation of a completely unrelated, yet totally kickass music video from the 1990s.


    *Or, quite possibly, there's sarcasm in that statement that flew over my head.

    9 comments · 271 views
  • 2w, 1d
    Update

    The next chapter of Transdementia is complete; it will be posted once my prereaders have a chance to look over it.

    1 comments · 67 views
  • 3w, 20h
    Smells Like Teen Shovel

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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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This story is a sequel to On the Courtship Behavior of Swamp-Dwelling Chimeras

Learning to read can be difficult enough under normal circumstances, and 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

First Published
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.

First Published
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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16th Feb 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
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3rd Nov 2014
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This story is a sequel to Petriculture

It's been several months since Pinkie Pie made a stunning admission about her past that permanently changed her relationship with her friends, particularly Twilight Sparkle, but life seems to have settled back to normal (well, normal by Pinkie Pie's standards, at least). However, when an old nemesis returns and ensnares Twilight in her influence, it's up to Pinkie to make things right.

This is the second story in The Petriculture Cycle. There is a TV Tropes Page for the entire Cycle here.

Cover image by Page Turner; "Princess Twilight" vector by Nianara.

First Published
1st Jul 2012
Last Modified
9th Sep 2012