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Pen Stroke


A fan-fiction author and computer programmer that lives in Glendale (I moved!).


Total Words: 765,588
Estimated Reading: 2 days, 3 hours

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  • 2w, 1d
    Happy Hearts And Hooves And Valentines Day

    Yes, it is the day of affection, snuggling, roses, and chocolates. Fun fact, Valentines has always had something of a sour connotation in my family, Why, because my mother is/was a florist and Valentines is hands down the busiest time of year for her. Her small shop, in our hometown, can normally operate with herself and two employees. On Valentines, that number triples up to 9 total employees, three or four of them often just doing delivery.

    Fun Fact the Sequel: My mother's shop was the only florist for our  small town of 5,000. Imagine the chaos for the flower shops in larger cities, even if there are more than one.

    Any, I have great gobs of good news to spread around, so consider this my Valentines gift to all of you. First, I have a new story. The Enemy of My Enemy is the first shipping story I've posted onto this site. For a few years, I was using the excuse that the game I did for EQD, the Shipping Story of Everything, covered my flank for shipping stories. Still, one can only ride coattails of a simple mad-lib/chose-your-own-adventure story game for so long.

    Second, about my promise of New Nyx in the New Year. Work is steadily continuing. The goal is to have at least the first chapters out before Season 5 starts. Currently, the story has seven chapters and probably over 50k words. It's looking like it will be a story just about as long as Winter Bells was, and I'll work hard to get it to you as fast as I can. The Enemy of My Enemy was, in part, a way to give myself a little break from the larger project.

    So with all that said, I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Mine, I know, is going to be a mixed bag. My mother's flying in to visit, but that also means I have to tidy up a little bit.

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  • 8w, 2d
    Some Plugs for the New Year

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  • 9w, 3d
    Merry Christmas and Plans for the New Year

    I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas. I know I usually have some story to celebrate the season, and I do have something I'm working on. It's something a lot of you have been asking for, and today I think I finally got around the bit of mental block that was giving me some trouble.

    So, I leave you all this. Expect a new Nyx related story in the New Year.

    Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.

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  • 13w, 3d
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  • 15w, 2d
    Past Sins 2nd Edition - Copies Recieved

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Through unknown means, Sombra amassed an army and launched an attack against the Crystal Empire and a changeling sub-hive. This forces Celestia and Chrysalis to meet, and agree to a temporary alliance between their kinds. Neither is happy about the situation, but for the lives of the ponies and changelings they lead, they are willing to do what is necessary.

Yet, as weeks and months pass, the pair find working together is not as horrible as they originally believed. Is a lasting peace, and perhaps more, possible between ponies and changelings, between a princess and a queen?

Written for Equestria Daily's Super Happy Hearts and Hooves Lovefest Fanfic Event

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14th Feb 2015
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14th Feb 2015
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During an evening performance at a private manor, Octavia is shown one of the rarest and finest instruments known to Equestria, a Stellar Variance cello. Just being in the same room as one is a dream come true for Octavia, but then she is given the chance to play it. It is an opportunity Octavia can't pass up, no matter the consequences.

Yet, the next morning Vinyl finds herself at the same private estate, searching for the friend and roommate who never came back.

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31st Oct 2014
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31st Oct 2014
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The princesses want to share a rare honor with Twilight and her friends. They will all journey to an ancient monastery where they can get in touch with new powers gifted to them by the Tree of Harmony. Unfortunately, to attend the monastery, Twilight and her friends must shave their manes and tails. Rarity cannot perform such an dreadful act without spending an evening saying her final farewells.

Inspired By: Meditation

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26th Aug 2014
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Twilight, after becoming an alicorn, finds her plain unicorn magic has been increased drastically. Yet, she wonders about the other kinds of pony magic? She should have the natural talents of all three clans in equal measure. So, to test this hypothesis and to see how much she's changed, Twilight begins an experiment. She enlists the aid of Applejack and Rainbow Dash to provide the tests, and pulls in an unsuspecting Lyra to be the control group.

Let the experiment begin.

Written in a google-doc live stream based on an idea from Rinnaul and contributed to by those viewing the stream.

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21st Jul 2014
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The hands of the clock keep turning. The passage of time continues its unrelenting march. Twilight and her friends continue to live rich lives, accomplishing their dreams and so much more. Yet, what is Twilight to do when, one day, she realizes she doesn't know her friends that well anymore?

Written for April Fools 2014. A bit of sad to balance out all the shenanigans.

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1st Apr 2014
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1st Apr 2014
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This story is a sequel to Past Sins

Touch, Smell, Taste, Hearing, Sight

This is the order the five senses develop in for foals as they rest, cradled in the warm safety of a mother’s womb. But for one, her womb was a thorn bush in the dark of night. For one, the safety and warmth that should have carried her into the world was replaced with pain and cold.

These are Nyx's first hours.

First Published
23rd Dec 2013
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23rd Dec 2013
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This story is a sequel to Into The Depths

The horrors of the catacombs have turned to distant memories for Celestia, Twilight, and Luna. Discord’s change of heart and Twilight’s coronation have helped to ease and erase the mental scars from that harrowing night. The three princesses can even smile and laugh as Nightmare Night moves into full swing.

Yet, it should never be forgotten that those who have been touched by Tirek are forever within his grasp.

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31st Oct 2013
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21st Jun 2014
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There is a secret in Equestria. A secret the newly crowned Princess Twilight Sparkle doesn’t dare to believe. Like puppeteers pulling on marionettes, they have influenced Equestria for better and worse since the fall of Discord. So far they have been benevolent, but their potential for evil is vast. What’s worse, she doesn’t know their name. She doesn’t know their mission. All she knows for certain is one thing.

That they all seem to be zebra.

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19th Sep 2013
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14th Nov 2013
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This story is a sequel to Past Sins

Hearth's Warming is a time for friends and family to come together, celebrate harmony, and welcome the new year. Nyx is looking forward to just this as she rides the train to Canterlot with Spike and Twilight. She's going to meet her extended family for the first time and wants nothing more than to make a good impression. Yet, the sheen of the holidays can't hide the trouble caused by meddling grandparents, relentless reporters, and a paranoid uncle.

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23rd Dec 2012
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17th May 2013
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My entry into the "Hearth's Warming Care Package for Kiki" Fan-fiction contest. Didn't make the finals, but I was close.

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After a long day in the fields, Applejack only wants to be able to eat her dinner and go to bed. The only problem, it's already occupied by a very ill Zecora. The Apples are famous for their hospitality, but when does Applejack have to draw the line?

First Published
3rd Dec 2012
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3rd Dec 2012